Some lovely words were written about our city, our sound, and our records over on the Bandcamp blog.
Peep the Video debut for the SKRS tune “SendWeASign” from the incredible forthcoming LP. Video by Max Kelan Pearce outta Bristol, UK.
“Chock-full of arresting sound-clash samples, tape snippets, and skittering electronic beats—anchored by errant bass programming that somehow keeps the whole swerving concoction on the rails..” Tomas Palermo – Bandcamp.com
Pre-Order the Vinyl LP now, limited to 550 copies. Out worldwide 6/16/15!
We set things off in fine style with the minimalist bubblers meditation of the title track, GyalCircuit. Cosmic, hypnotic and ready to smash up the dance, SKRS creates a swirling framework built from analog synths firmly grounding a weightless looped deejay toast, exposing the embers of SKRS unique brand of sound system music.
The B side finds Boomarm Label boss GULLS in dub conference along side SKRS, together creating a burned out overdriven VERSION. Replacing the stark, implied spaces of the original with a pummeling 4×4 kick drum and looping sub bass, piled high amidst classic SKRS “bruk” vocal chops and cosmic throws to towers of tape delay and spring reverb.
The GyalCircuit SINGLE comes served on a limited edition gold cassette and unlimited digital (iTunes, boomkat, juno). Mastered for your BOOMBOXX by The Stuntman, this pro-dubbed gold cassingle is limited to 100 copies, and comes packed in a classic heavy paper wrapped O-Card designed by MYSTERYFORMS. Available now exclusively in the Boomarm shop.
This is SKRS and Boomarm Nation’s ode to all the Universal Gyal them. Get with this!
Gulls has posted a dusty rhythm from a while back, crunchy tape loops, and a sand blasted rhythm. Cop the FREE DWNLD while it lasts.
OUT NOW! 40 minutes of cosmic ruff and ready hardware jams, courtesy of Portland’s own NATURAL MAGIC! Culled from 2 years of live sessions, and mixed into a seamless 2 sided cassette, this one is sure to warm up any sized sound system! Pro dubbed to 100 white chrome cassettes, housed in a full color 2 panel J-Card designed by Erik Blad. A full digital release will follow in the coming months, for now enjoy the cassette, and the seamless 40 minute mix! VIBES. Enjoy this free DWNLD of the standout tune, COSMIC POWER below!!
RELEASE DATE: March 31 2015
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PRESS PLAY! Gulls and Chris Kirkley from Sahel Sounds going back to back in short 20 minute sets last month at SIGNAL 02 in PDX. Featuring exclusive forthcoming sounds from SEEKERS INTERNATIONAL, Mdou Moctar, and new Gulls tunes forthcoming on Zam Zam Sounds and Community Library! ENJOY!
ELITE BEAT – Casual Rhythms Vol. 1
We give you the sounds of The Elite Beat, a six person live band based in Portland, Oregon. Starting with the heart beat of the Bass and Drums, Eiite Beat crafts hypnotic horn laced rhythm music. For fans of noisy analog dub mixing, live un-sequenced grooves, and soaring melodics atop a mountain of bass. Recorded and Mixed in house by the whole crew here at Boomarm Studios, this 60 minute psychedelic rhythm workout presents a new branch in the Boomarm Sound. Grab a copy of the limited edition Cassette tape below, or DOWNLOAD the digital sides for FREE.
Limited to 100 copies, professionally dubbed to black chrome tapes for maximum bump. Housed in a full color j-Card and plastic case.
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Iskeletor is the music of Turkish artist Kerem Sevinçli, a rising force in the bubbling Istanbul beat scene, Iskeletor is a regular contributor to the Tektosag collective and a coveted performer at the much-revered Istanbul club nights Pixie and Peyote. With Iskeletor, Sevinçli pulls energy from the creative fires burning in the community of independent and experimental Turkish artists, pushing forward a new wave of sound. Distilling the hard edges of noise and experimental music with the bombast and hypnotic structures of sample-based music, Iskeletor’s music plays like a fever state. Hard rhythms swing razor sharp, cloaked in layers of noise and melody, arranged with both a playfulness and a refinement that feels fresh and ready to burn up your speakers.
Served up on pro-dubbed bright purple high bias chrome cassette tapes, and housed in a full color 2 panel double sided J card designed by Turkish graphic artist’s Bora Baskan and M. Kosemen. Mastered for your sound system and your BOOMBOX by Alter Echo.
We are proud to present the self-titled debut album by Iskeletor, a searing 30 mins of fierce experimental rhythmic sorcery for your sound system.
Limited to 150 copies
DIGITAL: itunes, Juno, Beatport, Ect Ect Ect..
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iSKELETOR Gallows / Wa 7″
The A side tune “GALLOWS” is a stand out production from İSKELETOR’s Cassette Album.
The B side tune “WA” is a monstrous production made exclusively for this 7″ vinyl edition. It will not be re-released on the cassette/digital version, SO DONT SLEEP!!
Rough and ready for the sound system, mastered by Alter Echo. Art by C.M Kosemen / Bora Baskan / Design by Heatwave Press. Limited to 500 copies.
WE ARE SOLD OUT HERE AT HQ.
As a thank you for your support I have compiled a FREE 14 track digital album full of unreleased and exclusive material by the whole extended Boomarm Nation family! Featuring incredible new material by El Mahdy Jr, iSKELETOR, Gulls, SEEKERSINTERNATIONAL, Mdou Moctar, Alter Echo & E3, Strategy, Best Available Technology, Teleseen, and more!
I hope you enjoy the sounds, its a wild and inspired ride indeed, from blistering sound system burners, to psychedelic African guitar, and horn laced hypnotic grooves, there is something here for everyone!
Back by popular demand, we are thrilled to bring you this limited edition Re-Press of the debut LP by Algerian born producer El Mahdy Jr – The Spirit of Fucked Up Places.
Pressed onto black vinyl, and housed in a heavyweight clear polyvinyl sleeve. Each copy ships with a full color sticker designed by Polygon Press, and a digital download code.
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