Deep listening, spatial imagery and floating introspection evoked by genres of ambient and electronica to enhance the immersive journey with rhythms of dub, bits of breakbeats plus erratic frequency rumbles and machine noises.
Originally intended as a modest collection of jams this work became very quickly much more powerful and substantial on an experimental and ambient level. Due to every artists individual style and sound aesthetic paired with an underlining agreement on what SOMO stands for, the label is reaching new musical spheres and structures. It is about diving into elements that have been established so far and widening this horizon while exploring them in collaboration with the creative orbit of the label. Family and friends accompanied by the newest entries of the SOMO crew.
client: sonic moiré year: 2018
CONNY BEISSEL / LA DORADO
making-of the lookbook shooting for Conny Beissels latest lingerie collection "LA DORADO", a modern reminiscence to the roaring twenties guts and glory.
client: conny beissel fashion design year: 2017
NNLS / CONNECTION
Rough distorted rhythms and hazy melodies. A combination of raw machine jams and jagged textures of lo-fi pads. Fuzzy aesthetics built by field recordings, samples and personal memories. In his debut on sonic moiré nnls musically refers to streets of his home in Italy. Every track is a musical quote of a drive or journey, every title a reference to an existing road. A musical cartography of the artists environment. This piece portrays a persons connection to its environment and its paths, which is captured in the title of the album.
SOMO007T is an introduction of the new SOMO family member nnls who is already known for his work on Dusky Adriatic Label. It also features two remixes by sonic moiré cofounder redredred and Slim Steve who is known for his 12“ on X-Kalay and releases on La Chinerie and Dusky Adriatic.
artist: nnls client: sonic moiré year: 2017
REDREDRED / SIGN OF AFFECTION
Driving, rumbling techno beats and soulful vocals. All tracks stand in contrast though they don’t lose their relation to each other. Positive vibes have the potential to develop into their complete opposite after relistening. Sounds fade through industrial ruins, always picked up again by vocal snippets. Satanic choir meets Berghain.
artist: redredred client: sonic moiré year: 2016
CALDERA / VALUABLE
Raw, dusty soundscapes is what the vinyl debut of sonic moiré brings to the table. Caldera‘s "Journey" reveals something unexpected through its driving beat, as tapping-shuffeling rhythms play around the uncompromisingly pressing bass drum, only to be interrupted by organic sample constructions. "Journey" is captivating through and through without foreseeing its destination... Dusty, dirty, house, urban jazz leads night owls towards the morning sun. Picking up this vibe, "Valuable" doesn‘t hide behind the opener: pitched-down vocal samples develop through foggy walls of delays. Fly through empty spaces, spread to leave nothing but an echo of spherical shapes. Underneath it all, an at-ease beat develops that captivates with its laid-back spirit. It drifts slowly, always a little behind, wonderfully timeless. "Valuable" can also be played at 45 rpm, which transforms it into an atmospheric dancefloor-orientated version, that captures the A-side‘s vibe.