Releases
Cilocub
Bee Face/The Nuh
[RTN024]
Dirty Inputs
Many Earths
[RTN023]
Soulacybin
Crystalline Visions
[RTN022]
Kinesthetiac
Fields Of Thought
[RTN021]
Kinesthetiac
Gander
[RTN020]
Boreal Network
Means Business
[RTN019]
Daylight Rain
Lazurite EP
[RTN018]
Trills
Blue Metabolic Sunrise
[RTN017]
Island Near the Clouds
Influence EP
[RTN016]
River Precinct
Moky Way
[RTN015]
Boreal Network
Phase With The Moon
[RTN014]
Jonathan Jindra
Monera
[RTN013]
Orange Tree
Orange Tree
[RTN012]
Midmir
Step Into A Dream
[RTN011]
Lithium Enchantment
Remnants
[RTN010]
Boreal Network
Bikehigh USA 2: Nettles Revenge
[RTN009]
88 Marquis
1992 In An Igloo/Remixed
[RTN008]
Paracat
Killing Your Darlings
[RTN007]
Boreal Network
DOS Image
[RTN006]
GABRIEL
Roads We Travel
[RTN005]
91plus
Sunsetter EP
[RTN004]
Boreal Network & GABRIEL
The Motion Range EP
[RTN003]
Hills West
Individualism
[RTN002]
Cilocub
March Febrile EP
[RTN001]
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Boreal Network's Phase With The Moon EP is dedicated to, and inspired by the gray wolf. As a result, we are accepting donations - 100% of which will be gifted to the Wildlife Science Center in order to help them look after these amazing animals.

Find out more about the release and how to donate here.

All donators will receive an exclusive link to the FLAC version of this release.

 


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Feel free to get in touch with any original music, videos or other media arts you think we might like.

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Long live collective expression.

 

Tuesday
Nov052013

Cilocub's Jkan now on Bandcamp

Cilocub has today released Jkan on his brand new Bandcamp page. This record has been shrouded in mystery for years with only subtle hints of it's existence and only one or two previews being made available to the public. It's amazing to finally hear it and to hear Simon's creative input from as early as 1988! The perfect accompaniment to these winter months.

Jkan is a collection of previously unreleased tracks, expanded from an EP released on an extremely limited CD/cassette run a number of years ago. Some of the material dates back to early Cilocub recording sessions, with at least one track originating from the late 1980s. Re-mastered from the original recordings, with some lo-fi elements and tape hiss preserved...

Released 04 November 2013

All tracks written and produced by Si Cookson, 1988-2013. Artwork by Kate Jessop.

Monday
Oct072013

RTN024 - Cilocub - Bee Face/The Nuh

Five years ago Retronym was born, and Manchester-based artist Simon Cookson was the first to release music on our roster with the now hugely revered March Febrile EP. That record instilled exactly what our label was about and set the benchmark for all the beautiful and thought-provoking audio we have released since. It is of no great surprise then that Retronym and its supporters have been waiting with immense anticipation for the next release. Finally that time has come, and it has been worth every second of the wait.

Bee Face/The Nuh certainly showcases the sonic progression Cilocub has garnered over the years, retaining that hallmark style whilst adding a grander scope to his sound. This 4-track EP consists of two epic opening and closing tracks broken up by two extremely detailed vignettes.

Bee Face initiates the narrative and immediately bridges the void in time since the last release. The percussion is nothing short of astounding - boundless amounts of organic collisions are nuanced in microscopic detail and garner in pace and depth. Layers of chamber chords and ghostly echoes are steadily interwoven before distorting and fizzling out into a beautiful serenity of sequestered pianos.

Crossbones Ident spirals and phases into a mist whilst Bee Face 2/Roundhay Garden Scene exhibits further stunning percussion and gorgeous eerie melodies.

Closing track The Nuh is an absolute masterwork. Clocking in at just shy of 10 minutes long, this piece could have gone on for even longer before getting even close to tiring. The purest of analog notes intricately and patiently warble to a sheet of skittering beats and hits with a stainless crunch before melding into a slow building calm of stunning organic drums and wails. Time signatures shift and move mathematically but seamlessly, the fabrics of which are sewn into a sense of a climatic arrival that needs to be heard to be believed. The re-introduction of chords is nothing short of euphoric, fading out with the perfect amount of unhurriedness.

Needless to say it's good to have Cilocub back, an artist precious to us for the fact that he helped launch our label, and that he is from the hometown in which our label was founded. Look out for some of his previously unreleased works also due for release with Retronym sometime soon. Thank you for listening and supporting as always.

Get it here.

Thursday
Oct182012

RTN023 - Dirty Inputs - Many Earths

Dirty Inputs is Aaron Dawson, a musician and VJ based in Toronto, Canada. Dawson was part of the Toronto ambient drone collective Off The International Radar who have shared the stage with the likes of Holy FuckA Place To Bury StrangersJunior BoysQuintron and Nadja among many others.

Having grown up in the Rocky Mountain foothills of Western Canada and then moving to the continent's fourth largest metropolis, Dirty Inputs' euphoric synth-driven soundscapes search for a balance between the beautiful and the terrifying. The deeply complicated relationship between nature and technology. This focus has created a body of work that is at times dark and brooding and at others joyful and emotional. There is an ever-present attempt to strip back the veneer of hype and rhetoric in society to reveal the plain truths and humble existence of humankind staring into the void.

Dirty Inputs' sound has amassed many flavours from a broad palette of inspiration - spanning anywhere between 70's synth epics, new wave, shoegaze, hip-hop and postrock. Many Earths, Aaron's latest solo-construction, triangulates towards gorgeous DIY electronics and Solid Star makes for the perfect opener with bubbly arpeggios gradually piecing together a tapestry of analog beauty.Stolen Names maneuvers intricately and at a distance before bursting into Cyan Mode which floats into a wall of washed out, unruly echoes. Mechanical Moan ventures into the deep and the metallic with industrial fuzzes and oxidised thumps coated in atmospheric howls, a storm before the calm of closing track Try For France - an epic which tells the tale between the harmony of nature and technology grandiosely as cultivated synthesizers bring on a meditative state, a state of human being.

Get Many Earths by Dirty Inputs here. Amazing what you can get for free!

Monday
Aug202012

RTN022 - Soulacybin - Crystalline Visions

Concocted by John LaBoone's Soulacybin project, Crystalline Visions is a showcase of sublime psychedelic ambience surrounded by a thick layer of rumbling dub and echo-tinged guitars. From the beginning we are launched into a sonic voyage through ethereal space and cascade through meditative soundscapes seamlessly, right through to the very end.

Opening track Bolzar commences this introspection with hooky and hypnotic bass, guitar riffs which transist between sliding and jangling and percussion that bubbles and variates yet sits with the spacey textures surrounding it so accurately. Once this chilled tone is set it gratifyingly sticks throughout. In Our Hearts introduces distant vocal samples intermitted with acid-infused stabs and Blessings Manifest parades vocal use even further with gorgeous female harmony woven through airy pads and dreamy vistas.

Azurescence feels like the return voyage, uplifting and providing a sense of achievement and reinvigoration, a feeling which can be repeated again and again with each and every listen...Crystalline Visions is intimately enlightening.

Grab this superb release here.

Saturday
Feb112012

RTN021 - Kinesthetiac - Fields Of Thought

Retronym's youngest producer Jared VanMatre creates yet another gem in the form of feature length album, Fields Of Thought. Jared aka Kinesthetiac continues his somewhat prodigious talent with an ear for creative nuance and technical ability most of us could have only dreamed of having in our mid-teens.

Fields Of Thought is an exploration of many different colours, hues and tones which blend into a culmination of what has inspired Jared musically, and how he has output those thoughts in his own unique, orginative way. 

Prepare to be amazed by what this young artist has to offer, and all for free! Get it here.

 

Video for Kinesthetiac's Mind Castles by Broken Machine Films.