This Saturday we will be hosting SEEKERSINTERNATIONAL’s stateside / PDX debut performance at Beacon Sound in Portland, Oregon! If you are in the area, make sure not to miss this very RARE opportunity to hear SKRS live and direct.
GULLS RHYTHM FORCE will be throwing down the live 5 person hypno-riddim, DJ Tarsier from Zam Zam Sounds will be spinning choice cuts from around the globe, and Polygon Press will be unveiling their amazing 10ft x 6ft print installation! ALL AGES / 5$ ! Do it.
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EU / UK People, BOOMARM010 is now avail in the UK at the ever wonderful REWIND-FORWARD shop. Be quick as they have limited copies on hand!
“Boomarm Nation keep ’em coming – Following the cassette single, or ‘cassingle’ as they nicely put it, the Portland-based label give us a heap of new material from the elusive, yet ever-present SKRS / SKRSINTL / SeekersInternational guise outta Vancouver.
We have been fans ever since the Call From Below LP dropped on Digitalis, and we’re still in love with the ROOTPRINCIPLE tape on NoCorner… then there was the ruff-chop madness in homage to the great ‘Scientist’ last year on Boomarm Nation of course!
SKRS has built up a strong aesthetic by now, a culmination of soundsystem culture and smoke-filled echo chambers on overload, with the wires sparking and the lights dimming with each blast of frequency shooting from outta the bassbins and tweeters. Continue reading
SEEKERSINTERNATIONAL – Her.Imperial.Majesty – LP
VINYL / DIGITAL
OUT: June 16, 2015
Our newest vinyl release is now available. 10 tracks of potent, crackling dub abstraction and sound system meditations from the elusive dub experimentalists known as SEEKERSINTERNATIONAL.
Raised in the 80’s and 90’s mobile DJ culture of the Philippines and currently based in Richmond, British Columbia, SEEKERSINTERNATIONAL (aka SKRS) have been actively shaping their unique, left-of-center roots inspired minimalist dub since the late 90s. SKRS holds true to dub music’s original spirit of exploration and transformation as both a metaphor for and a reflection of one’s inner search: from slowed breaths to quickened senses; looped invocations and false starts; shifting realities and eroded beliefs; refracted egos and the all-echoing Oneness – all subjects of their (re)search – all part of The Dance.
Pressed in a limited run of 550 records, housed in an incredible gold, black, & white printed sleeve designed by SKRS in-house visual wing, MYSTERYFORMS. Limited to 550 copies.
The vinyl is now available through our shop, all purchases will ship immediately. International copies will be available in the coming weeks through REWINDFORWARD / Red Eye Records / Boomkat, and other fine retail shops worldwide.
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!
Boomarm Nation is proud to present SEEKERSINTERNATIONAL’s GyalCircuit, the lead single to the forthcoming full length LP, “HER.IMPERIAL.MAJESTY”, due out worldwide June 16, 2015.
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
Available via Bandcamp:
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.
– 7$ – Plus Shipping – PURCHASE HERE –