Thursday, April 26, 2018

amek024 Valance Drakes & Ivan Shopov - Unearthing Buried Chapters (LP)



Pre-order via Bandcamp.
Shipping starts May 14.


Valance Drakes & Ivan Shopov started sketching their shared sonic realms few years ago. Their combined musical efforts have resulted in hundreds of tracks, most of which still remaining hidden and others hinting their doings on several obscure releases. Valance and Ivan would often invite each other in the contexts of their solo releases, but with “Unearthing Buried Chapters” they have decided not to follow their individual formulas, but go beyond them. Their debut collaborative is not a more musical creation, it's the actual process of shaping and structuring worlds through sounds. It's a simple and honest concept that has resulted in... the beginning of a new world. 

 We've done a great deal of thinking how to describe the music on this record and even though we're usually good with words it's simply impossible to pinpoint “Unearthing Buried Chapters” to any genre. What matters greatly, however, is that the album is welcoming in its vast ambient embrace, challenging you with its droning depths, while remaining hypnotically rhythmic with its massive but often illogical beats. “Unearthing Buried Chapters” was as much created impulsively as it was crafted with a meticulous, if not even maniacal, attention to detail. We've unearthed this record from the endless sonic vaults of Valance Drakes with Ivan Shopov with all the care and love we have for music. It's now your turn to become a part of it.

Written and recorded by Valance Drakes & Ivan Shopov. 
Mixed and mastered by Ivan Shopov at Etheraudio Studio. 
Artwork by Ivan Shopov. 

This is amek024 & Etheraudio 003. 

Monday, April 23, 2018

amek026 Cyberian - Limerence (CS)

“Limerence” is a deep and personal record, which has perfectly managed to capture and preserve obsession with its impact on the human self. The album translates secluded urges into creativity. Digging beyond semantics and life-music parallels, Cyberian has shared a lengthy and exhausting exploration of feelings and inner conflicts, which results in evolving sonic nuances and varying approaches to electronic sound. “Limerence” unfolds in its own pace, leaving you sometimes enchanted, other times angry but always striving for the dreams these 60+ minutes of drifting emotional electronic are soaked with.


Order via Bandcamp
Shipping starts May 7.



Written, recorded and mastered by Stefan Bachvarov. Artwork by Super Quiet (superquiet.tumblr.com).

This is amek022.
Release date: April 30.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

amek023 Mytrip & Evitceles - Protective (LP)

“Protective” blurs the boundaries between a split and collaborative LP. The record thoroughly captures and showcases Mytrip and Evitceles in their own and very individualist approaches to aggressive and atmospheric electronic music. What this album also does is present their combined power under the name Protective.


Pre-orders up on Bandcamp
Shipping starts May 14.

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Written and recorded by Angel Simitchiev & Etien Slavchev. 
Mastering by Ivan Shopov at Etheraudio Studio. 
Artwork by Silvana Ilieva. 

This is amek023. 
Release date: May 12.

Monday, April 2, 2018

AMEK X - celebrating a decade of Amek - May 12, club *Mixtape 5*, Sofia

Full line up of our 10th anniversary event AMEK X is now announced.

Early bird tix are on sale until April 12. Find them here: http://bit.ly/2pqJZpr


Sunday, April 1, 2018

LIMERENCE w/ Dayin, Cyberian, Evitceles, Ghost303 (gallery)

30/03/18 The Laboratory Sofia
Dayin, Cyberian, Evitceles, Ghost303
live visuals: Lora Zhelyazkova
photos: Silvana Ilieva




Dayin
Dayin 
Dayin 
Dayin

Cyberian
Cyberian
Cyberian

Evitceles
Evitceles
Evitceles
Evitceles
Evitceles
Ghost303
Ghost303
Ghost303
Lora Zhelyazkova (live visuals)

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

AMEK X - first live acts announced, early bird tickets on sale

First 5 live acts for AMEK X are now announced! 

Early bird tickets are on sale now here: http://bit.ly/2pqJZpr

Get a ticket from the AMEK LOYALS batch and receive 4 download codes with our new releases a week before the event. Just drop us a line on amekcollective (at) gmail (dot) com with your name and ticket number and we'll hook you up.


Monday, March 19, 2018

MOTHER SPIT & DWAAL in Sofia (gallery)

16/03/18 Фабрика Автономия, Sofia
MOTHER SPIT & DWAAL 











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Friday, March 16, 2018

amek025 MOTHER SPIT "Inanimate" CS


Rotting chamber music, hostile minimalism, cryptic loops, unknown recordings. Embalmed and kept as cold as possible. MOTHER SPIT is Martin L. (gokkun) and Angel S. (Mytrip). They never asked themselves where all this bleakness came from.



DIY home-dubbed tape. Limited to 30 copies. Half of them have the release on both sides, the other half features a bonus track from either Martin L. or Angel S. 


Monday, March 12, 2018

amek021 Shrine "Harmony, Bliss, Rust" out on tape


"Harmony, Bliss, Rust" by Shrine was originally released on the now defunct Swedish net label Mirakel Music in March, 2006. It was the first release of the project to ever see the light of day. Twelve years later it is reborn on this tape and available in a physical format for the first time. This re-issue of "Harmony, Bliss, Rust" features a brand new artwork.



Pro tape, limited edition of 66 copies. Comes with a new artwork on a full-color printed two-panel j-card.
Get on tape here.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

AMEK X - MAY 12, 2018

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF 
AMEK COLLECTIVE 


MIXTAPE 5, SOFIA
MAY 12, 2018

✖️ 2 ROOMS 
✖️ 10 LIVE ACTS 
✖️ 4 NEW RELEASES
✖️ TECHNO AFTER PARTY

RSVP: https://facebook.com/events/214198545810373/

Tickets and more info coming soon!

Monday, January 22, 2018

OOHS! join MOONWALKS (USA) for shows in Sofia and Plovdiv

Amek artists on tour! 🚨 OOHS! are joining Moonwalks (US) for two shows.

25/01 Tell Me, Sofia
26/01 Post-Culture Stage, Plovdiv


Thursday, December 21, 2017

Nadja in Sofia - March 1, 2018


NADJA (CAN)
+ Leaver & Shrine
at Live & Loud, Sofia

March 1, 2018
RSVP here.

Buy tickets here.

Poster by Alexandru Das (Valerinne).

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

amek016 OOHS! - Tropic Of Cancel (CS)


OOHS! "Tropic Of Cancel"

Buy on tape from Bigcartel.

OOHS! recorded “Tropic Of Cancel” in the peak of summer. When neither day job nor temperatures allow you to properly breathe or exist. Thus the need to replace the urban haze with imaginary landscapes, preferably covered in scorching sand and near a big blue ocean. “Tropic Of Cancel” does not only sound as a heat-induced illusion, it was recorded in a similarly mysterious way.



Over the course of this six-track release, Maxim Mokdad and Margg Names swim in loops from ancient drum machines and mysterious samples recorded on the thin borderline between sleep and reality. These are the backbone of “Tropic Of Cancel” over which the duo carefully layers spacey and catchy guitars, warm synths and cloudy vocals. Numerous conversations over numerous cups of tea couldn't help us pigeonhole this record. Is this music primitive pop, kraut folk or lo-fi psychedelia? Or does it feature all of this, plus everything found in between? Who cares, just slam the door and drive or drift away.

Released on Dec 15, 2017 by Amek Collective on solid orange cassettes in hand-number edition of 50, with full-color printed two-panel j-card. 

This is amek016.




Photos by Mihail Novakov.