• EPiOS re-release

    At this point we wish you chill holidays and a happy new year 2023!!!

    Another year has passed with all its ups and downs, but we still have a release in time for Christmas. This time something very special.

    Our latest release is a re-release, so to speak. The LP "Elefusika" by EPIOS was already released in 2008 as a physical medium on CD. 

    EPIOS is another project of label owner André R. Funkhauser and therefore he thought it was time to release "Elefusika" on Spheredelic.

    The LP consists of very different tracks that have influences of Techno, Electronica and triphop, from which an own style has emerged.

    The first track "Take Speed Or Rest" is strongly influenced by a very technoid rhythm and therefore extremely danceable. The vocals come from the singer "Jewel" who is also part of the duo "Devas".

     The second track "Turn it around" is calmer and more strongly influenced by trip-hop elements. 

    The slower third track "Hunting" is also characterised by trip-hop elements and the vocals are again dominated by "Jewel".

    Track 4 "Do it right" is the track on "Elefusika" that is somehow different. Characterised by Electronica and TripHop, this track has something rocky in the way it is structured, even if the electric guitar is missing.

    With the 5th track "Resolve the Past" it becomes more techno again, the very percussive rhythm drives you forward when you dance to it.

     Number 6 "Travellers" has a very spherical sound. Here Electronica and Triphop meet light Ethno elements influenced by the vocals of "Jewel".

     A very rhythmic sound reminiscent of breakbeat and the vocals of Jewel characterise track number 7 "Congeniality" and invite you to dance.

    Number 8 "Grateful" starts almost ambient and is also slower in its basic tempo, but as soon as the rhythm sets in it becomes very driving and the trip hop influences can hardly be denied. Vocals again by "Jewel, the bass part was played by Sygn M, also from Devas.

    Last but not least, number 9, the eponymous track of "Elefusika". It is the quietest track on the LP. It is characterised by beautiful spherical pads that are reminiscent of a quieter EBM sound like "Dark Orange".


    Here is the download 

    Elefusika Cover

  • Mutinies

    Engaging heat outside, tamed chaos on the ears. Just in time for the start of summer, Spheredelic delivers just the right soundtrack for heated summer nights: technoid synthpop dystopias that seem like the pop-cultural reference to times still long ahead. 

    Let's imagine the following situation: Our flying vehicle shoots in jagged curves through never-ending rows of mirrored urban canyons, past skyscraper-sized hologram billboards that illuminate the nocturnal fog in hundreds and hundreds of neon hues. Everything flickers in visionary colour, whizzing by with ecstatic speed. From the radio, versatile, technoid drum rhythms push indispensably forward, while an ethereally humming female voice unloads in front of dystopian, sometimes echoing, sometimes crackling-clear synthesiser surfaces and melodies. Perhaps this is how the eclectic mix of styles on Mutinies new album OUT LIKE A LIGHT can be described, which was continuously designed, discarded, changed and finally woven together into a rather stringent body of work over the course of several studio and live sessions over the past six months. The duo from the german city Kiel, consisting of Timo (music production) and Sina Konicz (lyrics and vocals), amalgamate a hybrid sound structure with their large arsenal of drum machines and synthesizers that spans elements from Dark/New-Wave to Electro-Pop to experimental Modular Techno - and could deliver exactly what could be playing on the glider radio in cinematic future dystopias like Blade Runner 2049. 

    Acoustically, Mutinies rank somewhere between Grimes-like, otherworldly synthpop, Boy Harsher dark-wave gloominess and drum-heavy Egyptian Lover electrofusion. The spectrum of sounds can be strikingly diverse. Sometimes the synthesizers in particular stand out almost string-like orchestrally (FATFF), sometimes IDM-typical, airy synth patterns move in repetitive loops à la Aphex Twin (LEAVE A FIRE) to pounding drums. Above all, the speed and dynamics of most of the songs stand out. But Mutinies sound creations can also be slower, almost drone-like ambient. On EXHALE, for example, a minimalist saw-bass hums to half-time drums and shrill, siren-like synth pads that dissolve into fragmented vocals processed beyond recognition. Which sound in fact is electronically generated or a digitally edited vocal remains open - but it contributes positively to the promising, dystopian visionary depth of the song.

    What ultimately seems to unite all the musical nuances on OUT LIKE A LIGHT is the omnipresent use of powerful, compressed, hissing drums and Sina Konicz's voice, breathy in long phrases, which in their combination lay like a structuring fabric over the otherwise rather chaotic screaming, droning and booming of the many synthesizer and sound generator tracks. These anchor points form a kind of loose pop song structure in the otherwise quite heterogeneous productions. And this leading of voice and drums through an almost dystopian-chaotic future architecture with flickering, polyphonic synth voices and booming basses has its own special charm. Let's go, turbines on and take off into the technoid synth-pop dystopia of OUT LIKE A LIGHT.


    Here is the download

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  • Wiederveröffentlichung von EPiOS

    An dieser Stelle wünsche wir, an alle Spheredelic User, chillige Feiertage und einen jutern Rutsch ins Jahr 2023!!!

     Und wieder ist ein Jahr mit allen seinen Höhen und Tiefen vergangen, aber eine Veröffentlichung haben wir pünktlich zur Weihnachtszeit noch am Start. Dieses Mal etwas ganz besonderes.

    Bei unserer neusten Veröffentlichung handelt es sich sozusagen um eine Wiederveröffentlichung. Die LP "Elefusika" von EPIOS wurde bereits 2008 als physisches Medium auf CD veröffentlicht. 

    EPIOS ist ein weiteres Projekt des Labelgründers André R. Funkhauser und deshalb hat er sich gedacht, das es Zeit wird die "Elefusika" auch auf Spheredelic zu veröffentlichen.

    Die LP besteht aus sehr unterschiedlichen Tracks die Einflüsse von Techno, Electronica und Trip Hop haben, aus denen ein eigener Stil entstanden ist.

    Der erste Track "Take Speed Or Rest" ist stark von einem sehr technoiden Rythmus geprägt und deshalb extrem tanzbar. Der Gesang kommt von der Sängerin "Jewel" die auch ein Teil des Duos "Devas" ist. 

    Der zweite Track "Turn it around" ist ruhiger und stärker durch TripHop-Elemente geprägt. 

    Bei dem noch etwas langsameren dritten Track "Hunting" sind ebenfalls TripHop-Elemente prägend außerdem ist hier der Gesang wieder von "Jewel" sehr dominant.

    Track 4 "Do it right ist der Track auf der "Elefusika" der irgendwie anders ist. Geprägt von Electronica und TripHop hat dieser Track so wie er aufgebaut ist etwas rockiges auch wenn die E-Gitarre fehlt.

    Mit dem 5.ten Track "Resolve the Past" wird es wieder Technoider der sehr percussive Ryhthmus treibt einen geradezu vorwärts wenn man dazu tanzt.

    Nummer 6 "Travellers" hat einen sehr sphärischen Sound. Hier trifft Electronica und Triphop auf leichte Ethno-Elemente geprägt durch den Gesang von "Jewel"

    Ein sehr ryhthmuslastiger an Breakbeat erinnernder Sound und der Gesang von Jewel prägen wiederum Track Nummer 7 "Congeniality" und lädt zum Tanzen ein.

    Nummer 8 "Grateful" fängt zwar fast ambient artig an ist auch langsamer vom Grundtempo, aber sobald der Rhythmus einsetzt wird es sehr treibend und die TripHop-Einflüsse lassen sich kaum verleugnen. Gesang ebenfalls wieder von "Jewel", den Bass Part hat Sygn M, ebenfalls von Devas, eingespielt.

    Zu guter letzt Nummer 9 der Namens gebende Track der "Elefusika". Er ist der ruhigste Track der LP Er ist geprägt durch wunderschöne sphärische Flächen die an ruhigeren EBM-Sound a la "Dark Orange" erinnern. 


    Hier geht´s zum Download


    Elefusika Cover

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