• 11_11_2014: PCMS035 is ready for release December 12th. In the meantime, check out all the 2014 releases in this Spotify [playlist].
  • 10_13_2014: Asymmetric aka Limit has a released an LP through Omni Music. And the choppage is available on [Spotify].
  • 09_22_2014: The next Artist Mix is available now. Check out the PCMS discography of [Takeshi Nakamura].
  • 07_22_2014: Leading up to Fada - Cut by 20 on August 12th, we have a mix of all his tunes on Pinecone Moonshine. [Artist Mix 01 - Fada]


[PCMS]

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[PCMS034]

Cut by 20

Fada

Fada's Cut by 20 EP is built on sharp funk breaks dominated by the kicks and snares. Subtle growling bass sounds and layers of instruments manipulated into drones sparsely arranged as if improvised make a mostly inharmonic backdrop.

The title track offers only a few moments of harmony focusing on the drum break which is held steady with hi-hats and natural sounding syncopation. Transient Thought ups the intensity with a more mechanical drumming often breaking the flow and using drum change ups and the occasional few notes from a synth.

Brushes strays the most from the other tracks. Drones and dissonance remain, but horns, sustained vocals, tablas, and Indian flute are in the forefront. Layering in the Tighten Up break along with the other percussion makes for the densest moments of sound on the EP.

Vapours has been edited to be even murkier with pitched down effects and a heavy amount of distortion. The drums have been replaced with something more guttural flowing less like Drum and Bass and more like a funky drum solo.





  • Cut by 20
    Fada
  • Transient Thought
    Fada
  • Brushes
    Fada
  • Vapours (Re-Edit)
    Fada
  • All rights reserved. Tracks mastered by [Macc].



[PCMSNT005]

Drum Funk II

Nic TVG

Very Close to Nothing combines two classic Drum and Bass breaks attempting coax the imperfections of the vinyl recording to the forefront. Lackadaisical piano playing and a slow harmony progression blend in with the noise of the drums.

From 2008, Transparent Lines is still one of my favorite pieces. Although there is only hints of percussion, it was a turning point in timbre and arrangement. This is the original mixdown and master that was not released.

Inspired by LXC's LFAnt, Bela begins with warm kicks and beeps put on filtered delays. The intro could have been built into a separate track as it leads into a heavily chopped funk break.

  • Very Close to Nothing
    Nic TVG
  • Transparent Lines (Original Mixdown)
    Nic TVG
  • Bela
    Nic TVG
  • All rights reserved. Tracks mastered by [Macc].



[PCMS033]

Obscure Energy

K-Chaos

K-Chaos appeared on last year's “When Clocks Tell Time Backwards” EP. What is becoming his signature drum kit has many versatile timbres and lends itself well to Drum Funk. Therefore “Obscure Energy” starts with a track to showcase the drums. Visible is roughly five minutes worth of drum patterns and a few effects to carry it along. Witchcraft also focuses on the drums but brings a dark Jungle sound and towards the end a less natural, engineered drum programming.

The title track is a collage of samples and drones. Percussion is either sparse or just a single percussive instrument. It eventually fades out the elements one at a time. The EP ends with Hidden which returns to the original focus of showcasing K-Chaos's drum sequencing but with a more uplifting sound.

  • Visible
    K-Chaos
  • Witchcraft
    K-Chaos
  • Obscure Energy
    K-Chaos
  • Hidden
    K-Chaos
  • All rights reserved. Tracks mastered by [Macc].



[PCMS032]

Through the Eyes

Fushara

Fushara has re-envisioned his raw synth sound with out of tune bass drones and syncopated beat programming to create Drum and Bass with Techno influences. Sinister emphasizes the bass synth above all with percussion used more to set the tempo. The arrangement progresses with contrasting sections in which layers are abruptly turned on and off.

Through the Eyes channels the Techno influence with a 4/4 high hat pattern while kicks, bass stabs and leads carry the fast paced rhythm that will repeat through out. Pads fading in slowly and manipulation of effects give Through the Eyes a live performance feel.

  • Sinister
    Fushara
  • Through the Eyes
    Fushara
  • All rights reserved. Tracks mastered by [Macc].



[PCMSV012-B]

Greenleaf - Forward Motion / Zigaboo

Asymmetric - LSD

Greenleaf presents two New Orleans influenced drum funk style pieces. Sweeps and isolated tones, huge sustained reverbs, low stabs of sub leave the emphasis on the drum kits. Syncopated small plucks of guitar accentuate the rhythm in Forward Motion; the drums ringing and rushing. Zigaboo's main drum pattern stutters almost pushing and pulling with the tempo. Other drum breaks make an appearance but only for one or two bars at a time. Both feature a brief brief excerpt from an interview part way through making these fit like a part one and part two of the same idea.

Asymmetric's LSD bring the focus to Drumfunk by meticulously editing the Think break into new rhythms.

  • Forward Motion
    Greenleaf
  • Zigaboo
    Greenleaf
  • LSD
    Asymmetric
  • All rights reserved. Tracks mastered by [Macc].



[PCMSV012-A]

Macc - Compulsion / Stabbed in the Back

Liquid Break and Hidden Element - Outsider Blues (Icarus Remix) / Snaper - Déjà Vu

Macc's Compulsion begins suspended with tension as the tone and pace is set up. Two plucks and a string swell repeat setting the intention that this will be an intensely rhythm driven piece. The drummer keeps a fast groove with a ride cymbal pattern that only pauses a few times to reset for a distinct drum roll. The second half horns and strings add a bit of somberness before growing cacophonous and leading out.

Stabbed in the Back starts with detuned piano and curious testing of wood clacks before the main rhythm begins. What follows feels like a drummer absorbed with keeping time undistracted by the cacotopia around him.

Non Applicable's Icarus use bursts of the guitars, vocals, and bass of Outsider Blues and re-purpose them as inharmonic sounds and additional percussion only hinting at what the sounds once were. Vibrato, delays, distortion manipulate each sound building a dense layered arrangement. As the piece progresses, it unravels with excerpts of live drumming.

Shuffles and a steady single block hit create the sense of tempo leading into Déjà Vu by Snaper which goes extremely sparse but introduces fragments of break beats.









  • Compulsion
    Macc
  • Stabbed in the Back
    Macc
  • Liquid Break, Hidden Element - Outsider Blues
    Icarus Remix
  • Déjà Vu
    Snaper
  • All rights reserved. Tracks mastered by [Macc].



[PCMS031]

reinterpretations

Remixes by Icarus, Fushara, and Indidjinous

Non Applicable's Icarus use bursts of the guitars, vocals, and bass of Outsider Blues and re-purpose them as inharmonic sounds and additional percussion only hinting at what the sounds once were. Vibrato, delays, distortion manipulate each sound building a dense layered arrangement. As the piece progresses, it unravels with excerpts of live drumming.

Fushara channels Eschaton's original piece through his use of repetition rebuilding the elements as an atmospheric Drum and Bass track. The mood has been lifted and the cold acid lines have been blended with new notes to create harmonies of contemplative tone.

Stripped back to just percussion, Indidjinous tests out the rhythm of The Small Things Matter before connecting the bass and other sounds. Less atmospheric than the original but similar in that is supplements the main drum beats with sound effects and fragments of samples. Hints of the original filter in to be abruptly pulled back out.





  • Liquid Break, Hidden Element - Outsider Blues
    Icarus Remix
  • Eschaton - X Cygni
    Fushara Remix
  • Parallel - The Small Things Matter
    Indidjinous Remix
  • All rights reserved. Tracks mastered by [Macc].




[PCMS030]

Compulsion

Macc

Macc's Compulsion begins suspended with tension as the tone and pace is set up. Two plucks and a string swell repeat setting the intention that this will be an intensely rhythm driven piece. The drummer keeps a fast groove with a ride cymbal pattern that only pauses a few times to reset for a distinct drum roll. The second half horns and strings add a bit of somberness before growing cacophonous and leading out.

Stabbed in the Back starts with detuned piano and curious testing of wood clacks before the main rhythm begins. What follows feels like a drummer absorbed with keeping time undistracted by the cacotopia around him.

  • Compulsion
    Macc
  • Stabbed in the Back
    Macc
  • All rights reserved. Tracks mastered by [Macc].