Slightly more than a year after their debut on Astor Bell, Wunderblock returns. This time on greek label Erase, with a five track release entitled Rio EP. You’ll definitely recognise that jazzy minimal sound from Act!, but here it’s even more like a floating jam session, headlined by a Fender Rhodes piano and backed up by an armada of percussion rhythms. It’s lovely music of course.
As we made clear, picking those eleven tracks for the Anniversary compilation was tough! Some tracks were left out merely cause we couldn’t fit more takes on the same original, some because we intended not to have more than ten tunes on the release (oh well, one forced its way in…).
Hence, we intend to post some of our missing favourites here on the blog. They surely deserve to get out to the public, even though they couldn’t make it on to ASTOR014.
This first one out doesn’t fit in the catagories mentioned above. It was left out due to it not fitting the album format. And maybe it’s not the best track ever made, but it sure is an effort worthy some attention. Ed Sprake aka Moose downloaded all our remix stems, chose some from each track and mixed’em all up into one eight minute mash-up. You’d expect that to be some sort of dissonant hotchpotch of mismatching sounds, but no! If you’ve been following us through our first year this is very amusing. If you haven’t, well, it still is. Enjoy!
Ed Moose – This & That
Hope you’re all well out there. Summer has now struck Stockholm, Sweden which is lovely, but we’re still trying to squeeze in some time to keep our little netlabel up and running. This time, however, we’ve gotten a little outside help spreading the goods.
Our friends over at the fine Belgian netlabel Silenced sent in a package of three remixes to our Anniversary Remix Project, two of which made it straight on to the compilation. Those two and a third track, where label head Dan Droff takes on Bubble Shield‘s Speculation, are now being released by said label under the name Astor Remix.
If you love what we do you’ll love what they do, so go get that release a.s.a.p. And while you’re at it, get the complete back catalogue because it’s all good. Very good.