Monday, February 20, 2017

a-m_e|k p_59 w/ "Pogłos" ("Reverberation") screening & Arma Agharta (LT) live performance

First collab with the amazing Crooked Cinema collective. We're screening art documentary "Pogłos" ("Reverberation") with a special guest performance by our friend Arma Agharta (Lithuania). See you in Sofia's Cush.Bar on March 1st.

poster by Maxim Mokdad

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Amek Catalog on Spotify

We've always had a heart for physical editions, especially in limited runs and we still believe they help us make experiencing music a more special gesture. However, we realize the music we put out has the potential to be enjoyed by more than the 35 people who managed to score a tape or the 200 people who could afford a vinyl.

That's why we've uploaded our catalog on Spotify. It'll soon reach other services as well. Pick whatever service suits you. We'll always recommend using the Bandcamp pages of our artists or partners who co-release the digitals there, and we'll always have releases like Gokkun's Love Hits, which will never be digitalized by us.

Below is a mix we modestly called Amek Collective Essentials. Enjoy.

Monday, December 5, 2016

amek012 - Climaxim & Ivan Shopov & Mytrip – Controlled Perception

Believe it or not here's our seventh release for 2016. We can't believe it's happening.
It's a co-release with ABCD. They are handling the digital, tapes are on us.


Maxim Anokhin (Climaxim, Limewax), Ivan Shopov (COOH, Balkansky, Drum Kid) and Angel Simitchiev (Mytrip) recorded Controlled Perception in February 2014. The album documents a small bit of their first creative encounter. Controlled Perception sees three artists with completely different solo output and background overcoming their individual aesthetics and approaches to craft a sound of its own. The album was born between the studio and the live environment. It's a result of extraction and not of relentless edits. 
From the distant murky guitars of 'How does it feel to be in between' to the textural, yet tamed ambient chaos of the closing, self-titled piece, Controlled Perception is a morphing mass of memories, machines and contemplation. The album is finally out to commemorate a rather unexpected artistic symbiosis, but it is a promise for further exploration as well.
Recorded live in 2014 by Maxim Anokhin, Ivan Shopov and Angel Simitchiev
Artwork by Ivan Shopov
Text by Angel Simitchiev

Monday, November 28, 2016

Mytrip - Filament 12" LP & CS

Enjoy amek011 in the beauty of both its 12" LP and vinyl incarnations.
Get it from

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Filament promo shows in Plovdiv & Sofia this week!

We've just released 'Filament' on 12" LP, tape (co-release w/ Serpent Eve Records) & digital.
This week Mytrip is playing two shows in Bulgaria to celebrate it.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Mytrip - Adaptive (video)

'Adaptive' is the first video from the new Mytrip full-length album 'Filament'.
Out via Amek on 12" vinyl, cassette (co-released w/ Serpent Eve Records) & digital.

Pre-orders are up on

Distributed by:
Minor Label (DE)

Stashed Goods (UK)

Video by Silvana Ilieva.

Monday, October 10, 2016

amek011 - Mytrip - Filament - Pre-Orders Oct 17

We're releasing the new Mytrip album 'Filament'. Out on 12" vinyl & tape. 
Pre-orders start on October 17.

Artwork by Silvana Ilieva.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Trysth, Feedbacker, Ivan Shopov, Leaver @ Mixtape 5 B-Side (photos)

Photos by George Chelebiev.

Ivan Shopov
Ivan Shopov
Ivan Shopov

Thursday, September 1, 2016

amek010 - Deffektegg - Nadir is out now!

Despair is good. Despair can be the nadir of one life and the starting point of an ascent into another, better one. 
― Dean Koontz

Exactly two years after embracing us in the weightlessness of its raw noise ambient Deffektegg is reaching for our throats again. His chokehold is stronger and more intoxicating than ever. If so far Deffektegg’s music felt as if you are observing a dead body becoming one with the black waters of the sea, Nadir is like a subconscious self-immolation. For 50 minutes you will be feeling nothing else but your insides scorching so your remains can feed the relieving cold soil of existence.

Deffektegg reached nadir between 2015 & 2016
All music and photography by Yavor Grancharov
Available on tape (ltd. 35) via Amek & digital via Mahorka.
Released: September 1, 2016
amek010 / mhrk177
Press quotes: "Music that is on the edge of drone, but also reaching for the more experimental realms and that entire works quite well." ~ Vital Weekly "Мъгла, разкъсвана от електрически искри и настръхващи звуци със загадъчен произход. Почти час през бледите полета на въображението." ~ "Gorgeous. Beautiful modern minimal drone that holds onto your attention in a surprisingly thoughtful way..." ~ Dead Formats

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

a-m_e|k p_56 w/ Trysth, Feedbacker, Ivan Shopov, Leaver @ Mixtape 5 B-Side 21/09

ate - MCCV (2016) is OUT now!

amek009 is here! We're finally able to share with you ate's debut album MCCV - out now on cassette limited to 35 copies! 

'MCCV' is classical guitarist Petar Petkov's debut album as ate. Exploring instrumental drone ambient through loop layering of minimalist and symbolic musical figures, ate is building warm and introvert soundscapes. The four pieces in 'MCCV' are developing slowly and gently. 

Each note, chord or bowed tone is precisely picked and positioned in melodic or rhythmic patterns, soaked with melancholy. Through simplicity ate manages to build dronescapes as lively as contemporary chamber music.

released August 13, 2016 

 Composed, performed & recorded by Petar Petkov 
 Artwork by Georgia Ohio

Tuesday, August 16, 2016


ate's debut album 'MCCV' will be up for sale next week in our Bigcartel store.
He's touring Poland now alongside Mytrip to promote it.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Garдen of Дrone I - special performance by ate

ate is joining Amek with a debut album out this August for his tour in Poland with Mytrip. To celebrate this we threw a small garden live somewhere in Sofia.