• 03_04_2014: Digital formats now available for Macc - Compulsion / Stabbed in the Back. On [Bandcamp].
  • 01_19_2014: The next records on Pinecone Moonshine will be available this week.
  • 01_04_2014: Happy New Year! How about starting out the year with some electronic, live instrumental hybrids courtesy of Badun on [not applicable].
  • 11_13_2013: All Pinecone Moonshine releases are now up on our new Bandcamp page. I will be migrating the store front from here to there. Go to [PCMS on Bandcamp].


[PCMS]

Now using Bandcamp

You asked and we listened. All store operations have been redirected to run through [Bandcamp].


[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].



[PCMS029]

Forward Motion

Greenleaf

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.

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




[PCMS028]

When Clocks Tell Time Backwards

Macc :: Shift :: Psycho Mantis :: Eschaton :: K-Chaos :: Asymmetric

This release covers a range of styles but has common themes through the use of tension and sparsity maybe as far as being ominous with a sense of isolation.

Macc's Barking Gloom features snappy, precise drums falling into edits and drum rolls with horn swells and infrequent piano notes. Shift uses four minutes to build before reaching the main percussion placing attention on the timbre of each instrument. Psycho Mantis's Victim fits into Drum and Bass by tempo but feels more like techno which matches well with Eschaton's Acid line in X Cygni. K-Chaos and LSD bring the focus back to Drumfunk: the former featuring several drum change ups and the latter meticulously editing the Think break into new rhythms.

"Ghost Tone Ten" courtesy of Entity Trap: entitytrap.co.uk


  • Barking Gloom
    Macc
  • Ghost Tone Ten
    Shift
  • Victim
    Psycho Mantis
  • X Cygni (Variable Mix)
    Eschaton
  • Nature
    K-Chaos
  • LSD
    Asymmetric
  • All rights reserved. Tracks mastered by [Macc].