Al Blayney – Inner Mix

09.06.15

Al Blayney – Inner Mix

09.06.15

 

New mix here from Appian’s boss Al Blayney. Al says this about the mix:
A quick hour packed full of talented and inspiring producers whom i’m digging and buying from at the mo……Wasn’t quite sure how this mix would go…..the plan was to lift it towards the end but don’t know if i managed it…..i think i stayed down in the subby, heady depths but hey…Hope you like it : )

Tracks by Nicuri, Sascha Rydell, Kai Alce, VC-118A, 1997, Will & Held . . . amongst others.

 

 

[APPIAN008] INDELIBLE EXPRESSIONS PART II

01.03.15

[APPIAN008] INDELIBLE EXPRESSIONS PART II

01.03.15

 

After quite a wait Indelible Expression Part II has landed. All eyes on the dance floor here. We welcome four new names to the Appian Sounds family. Warm early morning Techno from Swedens Evigt Mörker. Two hypnotic shuffling, shimmering live jams from Italian duo Hiver and French duo G-Prod. XDB finishes off our VA with a punchy kick drum based groover.

Keep your eyes on this space for more updates on its release.

 

 

Appian Mix 005 – Leonid

08.01.15

Appian Mix 005 – Leonid

08.01.15

 

A very Happy New Year to everyone : )

We are delighted to introduce our first podcast of the year by Irishman Paul Smith aka Leonid. Like all his music it’s a lesson in subtle, understated excellence grounded in timeless depth and groove. A perfect way to start 2015!

Enjoy!

KR Selects Appian_007

04.12.14

KR Selects Appian_007

04.12.14

 

This weeks KR Selects saw Appian_007 grabbing the spotlight. Here’s what they had to say…

This various artists four tracker is a bustling, forward thinking collection of house music, lathered in emotion and shrouded in heavy textures.

Jock Burton opens up proceedings with ‘Dolmen’. Swirling synths shift temporally into place whilst embedding themselves in some buff machine beats. A slow shuffling percussion section is pierced by a flurry of snares and rim shots; keeping the listener second guessing whilst simultaneously driving the tune forward. This is a loungey, blazing syn-house exploration.

Things take a slightly more sinister turn on the A2; the ‘Slowburn’ remix of the aforementioned track combines rattling, flea market percussion with an increasingly tense, melodic substratum. Red lining kick drums shudder the bass bins whilst blistering claps and hats shatter teeth. An unexpectedly heavy weight excursion into the night.

RDMA takes us to the depths of the ocean with ‘Syeeda’. Once you’ve reared your head above the throbbing low end and smothered, melancholic pad work you are greeted by a field of glitched out fragments transmitting from once loved machines and a barrage of over driven ride cymbals. The intangible key motifs also occasionally surface; providing further context in this foggy journey.

Route 8 takes the reigns for the final track, bringing us out of the depths and fully into the light. A wondering pad section meanders; filling up dead space, whilst a completely infectious step sequenced groove kicks out against the grain. Further down the line a gripping bass lick helps to solidify this lofty track. A perfect way to close out the release, with your head nodding, drifting off into space.

Appian_007 Now on Sale

02.12.14

Appian_007 Now on Sale

02.12.14

 

Fresh off the wax press, the much anticipated Appian_007 EP is now available to buy at Kristina Recoders. It features new artist Jock Burton alongside Slowburn, RDMA and Route 8. Printed in three spot colours and finished with a gloss UV foil, the sleeves are stamped and hand numbered edition of 300. As usual, there is no repress and no digital release.

 

 

[APPIAN007] Test Pressings just arrived! Sounding Lovely

26.08.14

[APPIAN007] Test Pressings just arrived! Sounding Lovely

26.08.14

 

The new Appian_007 test pressing arrived in the other day and is sounding really great! Keep your eyes on this space for more updates on its release.