Enveloped was a thing of beauty back in 2002, but be under no illusions: this new remastered edition is a revelation. The deFocus imprint launched way back in the year 2000 with a small compilation titled Do You See? It then set about releasing a bevvy of ambitious and creatively fertile releases from the likes […]
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What is particular about Touched Two is that so many artists came together to compose new material for the compilation. Certainly, while many other similar efforts often do the same, this compilation also showcases new and upcoming producers. It’s pretty usual for pop artists to band together in order to contribute to a cause; enter […]
Aquanaut is a fully realized and beautifully constructed EP that feels genuinely substantial in spite of the relatively brief running time. Anyone who remembers now defunct labels like M3rck, DeFocus and Neo Ouija will probably remember Esem. Bulgarian-born but now UK resident, George Marinov is a veteran of the Demoscene movement, releasing numerous tracks and […]
“Kahvi specializes in a certain niche target, the IDM/ambient kind of area, so there never will be millions of listeners, but I think that the size of the audience is growing all the time and continuously I get good feedback on the label and music. The label stands apart from the quality of the releases […]
Serial Human is Bulgarian George Marinov’s second album, this time released by Merck Records. Those expecting a natural progression from his Enveloped album on DeFocus are in for a shock. With only a few exceptions, Serial Human explores altogether darker terrain than Enveloped. Glittering washes and percussion are replaced by jagged, metallic synths that reverberate and […]
DeFocus triumph once again with the signing of Bulgaria’s George Marinov. Enveloped is Esem’s wondrous debut album, released late last year, and follows the beautiful and melancholy Ikae 12″, that also appeared on DeFocus. Continuing the labels tradition of releasing high quality, accessible yet unique electronica, Enveloped is a journey through panoramic mood music, awash […]