Kamizdat is celebrating the 2021 Netlabel Day with a release of a new compilation of domestic alternative electronic music. 25 artists, 25 unreleased tracks, more than two hours of adventurous music.
Similarly to last year, we have invited a number of musicians to create compositions to a specific theme. This year’s is monstrosity: something perceived as nonhuman, something cruel, or something that personifies terror but can at the same time walk on the edge of normality. The full compilation will be released on Net Label Day on July 14th on our Bandcamp page.
The series of compilations titled Access Frame aim to present a wide spectrum of local alternative music (with emphasis on electronic and experimental music) that has found its safe haven on the internet. The never before encountered entwinement of technology, society, making music and ownership rights has been causing a serious conflict between free culture and the outdated and exploitative concepts of copyright. Adhering to the spirit of free access, online labels are the first in the struggle for equal access and a more fair copyright (facilitated by the introduction of the Creative Commons license).
Musicians on the compilation:
08080 / 2xp / ala pecula / BeatMyth / beepblip / Borut Savski / Brane Zorman / Domen Gnezda / Douchean / dvidevat / gisaza x umdhlebi / KL / lowlander / Marka San / Martosaurus / M berLin / Noitu / rouge-ah / Shekuza / Slowmotion Livestream / Terranigma / Trinajst / warlord chipmonk / Yanoosh / Ž
Free streaming and downloads (name your price) is available through our Bandcamp shop from July 14th 2021 at kamizdat.bandcamp.com.
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▶ 2xp ⋅ Ultimi ▶
2xp (Peter Pahor) is a producer from the Slovenian coast who has been making music with his computer and guitar for about a decade. His electronic music typically draws from “IDM” influences, but he sometimes also ventures into ambient/downtempo waters.
▶ Yanoosh ⋅ Into The Night ▶
Yanoosh (Januš Aleš Luznar) is a producer and a sound researcher. In the recent years he has become known for his ongoing research series ICTUSCORDIS in which he studies the heartbeat as an instrument,
▶ MARKA SAN ⋅ Masonic $#!* ▶
MARKA SAN is a producer, who manages the record labels DeepEnd! and NO KLAN recordings. “Nothing much going on, just some random creepy schizophrenic offbeat rhythm that will hunt you in your sweet dreams of reality. But hey, we are still alive.”
▶ gisaza x umdhlebi ⋅ Garza ▶
Gisaza is a producer, who researches the genres of dub and dubstep.
Umdhlebi is an noise artist, who explores darker themes and ambient sounds. Although they both frequently collaborate with various artists, this is their first group recording.
▶ beepblip ⋅ Zombie Monk (Epistrophy Remix) ▶
beepblip (Ida Hiršenfelder) is a sound artist and archivist. She makes immersive bleepy psychogeographical soundscapes by use of analogue electronics, DIY and modular synths, field recordings and computer manipulations. She is interested in bioacoustics, experimental and microtonal music.
▶ ala pecula ⋅ antonym21 ▶
“Mysterious and tender electronics” from an anonymous electronic artist from Slovenia. ala pecula is a project dedicated to sound exploration by an artist that in the past decade made sonic appearances on a Slovene music scene through various collaboration and experimental research of sound and video. antonym21 is a sound exploration of monstrosity through process of mourning and the invariable clarity of beauty.
▶ 08080 ⋅ dies illa ▶
08080 (Jure Anžiček) is a producer, interested in modular and analog electronics. He is also a member of Ansambel PRSA. In August he’ll be releasing his debut album at Kamizdat.
▶ rouge-ah ⋅ sentiment – rue – penance ▶
rouge-ah (Urška Preis) is a unique harpist on Slovenia’s music scene. She is also a performance and a visual artist, musically active also in the duo II/III with Nitz (Tine Vrabič). She is frequently collaborating with other artists, recently with members of the experimental ensemble Kikimore.
▶ Slowmotion Livestream ⋅ DVD of Daniel ▶
Slowmotion Livestream (Matevž Kovačič) is a producer from Vrhnika, Slovenia making organic electronic music ranging from ambient to house and various electronic microgenres.
Music, production and video by Slowmotion Livestream
Mixing by Gregor Bajc
Pianino by Alenja Pivko Kneževič
▶ Trinajst ⋅ Nettle Barmy Army ▶
Ivo Lozej aka Trinajst is a self-taught musician from Postojna who’s been deeply rooted in the underground music scene since the mid ’90s. Most people know him either as a guitar or bass player in various hardcore/punk bands, but from the 2019-2020 coronavirus outbreak he has started to explore different musical shapes and possibilities as a solo artist. Trinajst came to life in April 2020 and shortly two releases ‘Culture of Ongoing Violence, Insecurity and Distress’ and ‘Twentytwenty’ followed. His third release ‘Anemie’ is coming out this summer.
▶ KL ⋅ Yours in Point ▶
KL is a friend, DJ, sound artist. An anonymous electronic artist, affiliated with the underground record label ŠOP Records, where KL released his/her debut PutARingOnMyPinky in 2015.
▶ Shekuza ⋅ Besomar ▶
Shekuza (Miha Šajina) is an electronic music artist, who has released 2 albums at Kamizdat, De Sica in 2019 and Coriolis Effect in 2020.
“Besomar is a powerful slavic demon, an elderly to all evil spirits. An evil spirit enters the chosen man or animal, and such a man or animal is no longer itself but is of pure anger and evil in its purest form in a shape of its host. This state ends once evil spirit decide to leave the host. However, the damage that Besomar caused is strong as all evil spirits joined in one. His rage can leave a man out of his mind for the rest of his life and that end would come very soon…”
▶ Douchean ⋅ Dare To Awaken That Which Was Forcefully Put Down Generations Ago ▶
Douchean (Grega Kalinski) is a young and up-and-coming electronic music producer from Kranj. Recognized by combining different genres of underground electronic music both modern and old in his productions and DJ sets, he continues to take his listeners on unexpected journeys.
▶ Terranigma ⋅ Eternal Gurner ▶
Terranigma (Črt Trkman) is a producer, who has released 2 EPs at Kamizdat, Booster Pack EP in 2019 and HydroZone EP in 2020.
▶ dvidevat ⋅ Xon ▶
After presenting her debut album split (068/078-1 with Nulla) at Kamizdat, dvidevat is again practicing new ways to express herself.
▶ BeatMyth ⋅ Super Spark ▶
BeatMyth is a project lead by Igor Vuk, producer, audio engineer and general electro-tinkerer whose areas of work go beyond mere clicking around his DAW: robotics workshops for kids, technical support for art installations, analogue synthesizer repairs, audio studio building, mastering and mixing a variety of different projects, and live sound.
▶ lowlander ⋅ Just Pirates ▶
lowlander (Matija Dolenc) is a musician, who recently started creating electronic music under the name Lowlander. He has completed his album A New Oomph in 2021 and is working on his new material. “Every now and then, I think of pirates. Real, living pirates, who risk their lives, jumping into their boats, sailing off of Somalian coast, board the big multi corporate owned cargo ships, using their guns to do what they have to do, ending up in western news as monsters. And yet somehow these »monsters« scare me less than those, who created them.”
▶ warlord chipmonk ⋅ summum bonum ▶
Warlord Chipmonk is a solo project by Gašper Letonja, known as the guitarist of The Canyon Observer, multi-instrumentalist in Marta Fakuch. In 2020 he released three music products as Warlord Chipmonk; the first album Dementia in March, which is a research of the disease mentioned in the title and tries to structure it musically through synthetic manipulations and sound experiments. The EPs Gull and Oven were released in December and are a research of the meaning of genre definitions.
▶ M berLin ⋅ Am Draht ▶
M berLin is an anonymous electronic artist, a project born out of curiosity and playfulness and Am Draht is his second song published on Access Frame compilations.
mixed by Miha Šajina
▶ Domen Gnezda ⋅ Jaz, pošast ▶
Domen Gnezda is an experimental artist, teacher and a musician, exploring the borderss between acoustic and electronic music. This is most visible on his Misnomer album series, which he has been releasing frequently the previous years.
▶ Borut Savski ⋅ Hardbeat ▶
Borut Savski (1960) is an intermedia artist, composer and producer who places great emphasis on sound – while using technical solutions for unusual instruments and autonomous sound and visual structures / sculptures. Closely related to this are the microsocial situations in which he enters and / or creates them.
▶ Brane Zorman ⋅ Hidden Materia (edit) ▶
Brane Zorman is composer, intermedia artist, sound man-i-pul-ator, producer working as a freelance artist and CONA institute cofounder. He has composed numerous sound works for theatre and dance performances, newmedia and internet events and projects. His work examines and explores the possibilities of processing, presenting, perceiving, understanding, positioning, manipulating and reinterpreting the sound and space. The sound composition and performance Hidden Materia is inspired by and conceived as an ongoing journey of the raw, liquid, vivid force of terrestrial magma carrying the unparalleled and hidden amount of energy and threat.
▶ Ž ⋅ Behind every successful change there is a monster ▶
Ž (Žiga Jenko) is a noise artist, an explorer of the sound periphery, exploring soundscapes through the improvisation.
▶ Noitu ⋅ The Bridge Divider ▶
Saso Puckovski (b. 1986, Skopje, Macedonia) is a cross-disciplinary artist currently based in Ljubjana, Slovenia. Taking a particular interest into the overlap of the physical and the virtual by blurring the lines between sonic, visual and interactive arts. Saso’s current activities revolve around site-specific and environmental interventions, building immersive spatial experiences by merging sound, imagery and interactivity, as well as a constant exploration across the various fields of live sound performance and improvisation practices. A number of Saso’s works which are closely related to live audio-visual performances, spatial and sonic related excursions and various sensory and synesthetic experiments are often credited under the pseudonym Noitu.
▶ Martosaurus ⋅ Mothman ▶
Martosaurus is a producer who doesn’t perform live… born, raised and based in LJ. With a pretty diverse music taste, he started being a music enthusiast at a pretty young age. He primarily sees himself as a digital digger not a producer, even though he started producing in 2017. He has self-released a couple of releases which are available at his bandcamp.
Blaž Rojs · design
Luka Prinčič · mastering, executive production
Andrej Pervanje · production assistance
City Municipality of Ljubljana & Ministry of Culture RS · financial support