Here’s a release that slipped under our radar when it came out back in April, which is somewhat embarrassing considering it comes from the selector of our last podcast: the Istanbul-based singer and producer Biblo. The new EP is a somewhat a departure from her usual sound, though her trademark gritty, warm textures are all over these dark, sometimes dubby techno tracks.
Turkish label Tektosag put out “Rebound” as a free download, so I suggest you give it a proper listen on your headphones.
It’s been a while since our last podcast, but the connection between this and the previous one are tighter than the 9 months gap might suggest. We stay in Turkey and we’re happy to have another female guestmixer: Istanbul-based producer, DJ and radio programmer biblo.
Having been in love with music for as long as she remembers, biblo started playing in several bands before turning towards solo production. Now in her seventh year as biblo, she can look back at a RBMA participation and three albums released on several labels. I first stumbled across her music through Brazilian producer Pazes, before picking up her last record Moved–a record that gets better the more it wears out, as the crackles are a complement to her eerie sounds.
A new album is set for a release in early 2014, followed by several remixes for befriended producers, and–hopefully—a collaborative album with ambient producer Wolf Maps.
Asked about her podcast, biblo calls it an “organically evolving mix which can be listened and enjoyed while working, sleeping, travelling, reading, mourning and making love. For all those quiet but condensed, focused moments in life.”
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01. John Coltrane – Psalm
02. Slow Walkers – Precession
03. Ricardo Donoso – Reflection & Rotation
04. Roll the Dice – Calling All Workers
05. Oneohtrix Point Never – He She
06. [ B O L T ] – Song 2 (biblo Remix)
07. Huerco S – ‘Iińzhiid
08. JK Flesh / Prurient – I Understand You
09. Jefre Cantu-Ledesma – Roam the Milky Way (feat. Ekin Fil)
10. Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom – Rise
11. Roly Porter – Giant
12. Pyramids/Horseback – A Throne Without a King pt. 2
You can find biblo in all corners of her internet, I’d start by checking out her SoundCloud and Bandcamp profiles, needless to say she also has a Facebook page. You can tune into her radio show every Sunday on 12.00 EEST (GMT+2) or listen to previous shows on Mixcloud. And lastly: If you enjoyed the mix above, make sure to check out her contributions for RBMA Radio as well!
Biblo, not to be confused with Warp-signed Bibio, is Istanbul-based producer, singer and RBMA 2011 alumni Pınar Üzeltüzenci. Known for her minimal compositions, textured with the most spheric sound palettes, she has already put out several self-released albums on her Bandcamp page. It was at the academy in Madrid that year, where she met Japanese Yosi Horikawa, and he’s just come up with this remix you can hear above. The original can be found on her album Projections, the remix is a free download.
Back in 2009, we actually wanted to launch this very podcast with a mix from a female producer, but after many delays it unfortunately never materialized. 17 episodes in and we are very proud to announce a mix from one of our favourites: Turkish singer, producer, DJ and radio presenter Ahu. She has worked with the likes of Flying Lotus (as Dolly), Grooveman Spot, Mr Beatnick or Emanative, in 2010 One-Handed Music released her wonderful solo debut, and next on the list will hopefully be her first long player. It was her Vida Ahu Nova! mixtape for Brainfeeder that made us become a fan of her musical selection and eventually lead to this new episode.
Listen | Download | Subscribe (iTunes)01. Elis Regina – Eu preciso aprender a ser só
02. Orlandivo – Palladium
03. Trio Mocotó – Eu Tou Por Fora da Jogada
04. Cassiano – Me Chame Atenção
05. Lady Zu – Não Deu em Nada
06. Leny Andrade – Sou O Amor, Faço A Vida
07. Célia – Detalhes
08. Marília Medalha – Xaxado de Espantar Tristeza
09. Marcos Valle – Berenice
10. João Donato – Cadê Jodel?
11. Doris Monteiro – Pra Não Padecer
If you enjoyed this, you should listen to Ahu’s RBMA Mixes and her Avant-Garde radioshow which you can stream every Sunday from 8 to 9 pm EET. You can also connect with her on SoundCloud, Twitter and Facebook.