My new sounds:

On the day of the release of Morsephosis, the new EP by Kiev synth-pop duo Mr Morse, we sat down with the duo - Andrey Kunin (vocals, guitars, electronics) and Iwan Gheron (programming, electronics) - over email to ask how things have changed since their stunning debut Collapse, how they feel about the turbulent politics of their home country, and their hopes for the future. 
What’s changed for you as musicians between this EP and Collapse?We become more experienced. First of all, we have played a lot of live concerts in Kiev and other cities across Ukraine.
Secondly, we spent a lot of time trying to find our way in making music and making plans for the future. Creating music became a more important thing for us. The first album was a kind of experiment. Now we are working more on the originality and quality of our tracks.
How have the political events unfolding in Kiev affected your work or your life very much?Material for new EP was written a long time before the protests and subsequent events in Ukraine. But it is weird how some of the lines in our songs resonate with these events.
What are your hopes for the future of Ukraine?We want Ukraine to become a strong independent European country. However, there is a lot of work to be done. We have huge economic problems, corruption in all branches of authority. Also, we lost Crimea recently and now separatist movements can be found in a couple of Eastern Ukrainian cities. Not to mention the Russian military forces along border.
A small but aggressive part of Eastern Ukraine do not agree with the new authority in Kiev, so they demand a referendum on accession to Russia. This definitely won’t make our country any stronger. Besides, suppression of this movements will give Russia a formal reason to enter their forces to ‘protect Russian speaking citizens.’
The other eastern citizens want the government to listen more carefully to their demands. But here in Kiev we are optimistic, ready to work hard for the sake of our future and unity of Ukraine. 
What role have Kiev’s artists played in the recent protests?Some of them were trying to support protesters. There was a scene, where everybody could perform their music or poetry or just speak to people standing there.
Tell us about the influences on this album - what were you listening to while making the new tracks?2013 was a year rich for the great albums.
Comebacks of some iconic bands: Boards of Canada, Nine Inch Nails. The long-awaited AMOK from Atoms for Peace. A great new EP from Burial, which is now our favourite one. Very interesting experimental electronic music from Oneohthrix Point Never, Autechre. And many others.
Are you working on any other projects at the moment?We wrote a huge amount of new music last year. Morsephosis is only the beginning, we still have a load of songs from that sessions and working on them right now.
The title references Metamorphosis - is this a Kafka reference? To what degree has the concept of metamorphosis defined the new music you have made? Why did you choose this title?Kafka’s literary works clearly made an impression on us, but has nothing to do with EP title.
The main idea behind this title was to show something that exist in constant change and uncertainty. Our first album - Collapse, had some kind of completed, static feeling. New songs are following another, more dynamic path. We don’t know where it leads us because we still haven’t decided what music we want to make. But it’s a good thing. Our minds are open and we’re drifting in this River to some Waterfall. The Morsephosis EP is like a first step in transition between the ‘green’ Collapse and a more mature and solid Mr Morse.
If anything this album feels a bit more happy / uplifting than the last one - are you guys happier as people, and as musicians?
Yes.
Last time out, you released a remix package - any plans to do that for this one? Who would you like to see remixing your work?We’re interested in doing this again someday, the remixes were great. But it is not something we have firmly in our plans right now.
What are your hopes for the band - any plans to tour or play live elsewhere in Europe?Every band has basically the same hopes. It is hard to promote a group and find concerts to play on your own. We really need a manager for the group. But we definitely want to play live in Europe and will do everything possible to make this happen.
GET INTO MR MORSE on BLACK LANTERN MUSIC:
Download Morsephosis.
Download Collapse.
Download the Collapse Remixes featuring Magic Daddy, VS//YOUTHCLUB and Ingen.
<a href=”http://blacklanternmusic.bandcamp.com/album/morsephosis” data-mce-href=”http://blacklanternmusic.bandcamp.com/album/morsephosis”>Morsephosis by Mr. Morse</a>

On the day of the release of Morsephosis, the new EP by Kiev synth-pop duo Mr Morse, we sat down with the duo - Andrey Kunin (vocals, guitars, electronics) and Iwan Gheron (programming, electronics) - over email to ask how things have changed since their stunning debut Collapse, how they feel about the turbulent politics of their home country, and their hopes for the future. 

What’s changed for you as musicians between this EP and Collapse?
We become more experienced. First of all, we have played a lot of live concerts in Kiev and other cities across Ukraine.

Secondly, we spent a lot of time trying to find our way in making music and making plans for the future. Creating music became a more important thing for us. The first album was a kind of experiment. Now we are working more on the originality and quality of our tracks.

How have the political events unfolding in Kiev affected your work or your life very much?
Material for new EP was written a long time before the protests and subsequent events in Ukraine. But it is weird how some of the lines in our songs resonate with these events.

What are your hopes for the future of Ukraine?
We want Ukraine to become a strong independent European country. However, there is a lot of work to be done. We have huge economic problems, corruption in all branches of authority. Also, we lost Crimea recently and now separatist movements can be found in a couple of Eastern Ukrainian cities. Not to mention the Russian military forces along border.

A small but aggressive part of Eastern Ukraine do not agree with the new authority in Kiev, so they demand a referendum on accession to Russia. This definitely won’t make our country any stronger. Besides, suppression of this movements will give Russia a formal reason to enter their forces to ‘protect Russian speaking citizens.’

The other eastern citizens want the government to listen more carefully to their demands. But here in Kiev we are optimistic, ready to work hard for the sake of our future and unity of Ukraine. 

What role have Kiev’s artists played in the recent protests?
Some of them were trying to support protesters. There was a scene, where everybody could perform their music or poetry or just speak to people standing there.

Tell us about the influences on this album - what were you listening to while making the new tracks?
2013 was a year rich for the great albums.

Comebacks of some iconic bands: Boards of Canada, Nine Inch Nails. The long-awaited AMOK from Atoms for Peace. A great new EP from Burial, which is now our favourite one. Very interesting experimental electronic music from Oneohthrix Point Never, Autechre. And many others.

Are you working on any other projects at the moment?
We wrote a huge amount of new music last year. Morsephosis is only the beginning, we still have a load of songs from that sessions and working on them right now.

The title references Metamorphosis - is this a Kafka reference? To what degree has the concept of metamorphosis defined the new music you have made? Why did you choose this title?
Kafka’s literary works clearly made an impression on us, but has nothing to do with EP title.

The main idea behind this title was to show something that exist in constant change and uncertainty. Our first album - Collapse, had some kind of completed, static feeling. New songs are following another, more dynamic path. We don’t know where it leads us because we still haven’t decided what music we want to make. But it’s a good thing. Our minds are open and we’re drifting in this River to some Waterfall. The Morsephosis EP is like a first step in transition between the ‘green’ Collapse and a more mature and solid Mr Morse.

If anything this album feels a bit more happy / uplifting than the last one - are you guys happier as people, and as musicians?

Yes.

Last time out, you released a remix package - any plans to do that for this one? Who would you like to see remixing your work?We’re interested in doing this again someday, the remixes were great. But it is not something we have firmly in our plans right now.

What are your hopes for the band - any plans to tour or play live elsewhere in Europe?
Every band has basically the same hopes. It is hard to promote a group and find concerts to play on your own. We really need a manager for the group. But we definitely want to play live in Europe and will do everything possible to make this happen.

GET INTO MR MORSE on BLACK LANTERN MUSIC:

Download Morsephosis.

Download Collapse.

Download the Collapse Remixes featuring Magic Daddy, VS//YOUTHCLUB and Ingen.

[BLM 092] MR MORSE - MORSEPHOSIS

Black Lantern proudly presents the new album from Kiev synth-pop duo Mr Morse, the follow-up to their stunning debut, Collapse. Download includes full-colour lyric booklet with exclusive artwork. We’ll be publishing an in-depth interview with Mr Morse later today.

Download Morsephosis.

Download Collapse.

Download the Collapse Remixes featuring Magic Daddy, VS//YOUTHCLUB and Ingen.

Credits:
Andrey Kunin - vocals, guitars, electronics
Iwan Gheron - programming, electronics
Sombra - vocals on Waterfall
Written, performed and produced by Mr Morse
Artwork by andrey Kunin & Hey Lillian

Black Lantern Music on Future Music FM, 7 Mar 2014: All-Vinyl Hip-Hop Special

Scottish label Black Lantern Music present 2 hours of classic hip-hop, with hosts Asthmatic Astronaut and Texture bringing part 2 of their epic all-vinyl mix session, this month focusing on hip-hop.

DOWNLOAD: http://www.sendspace.com/file/xl6u03

Raise the Black Lantern.

Black Lantern Music on Future Music FM, 7 Mar 2014: All-Vinyl Hip-Hop Special by Blacklanternmusic on Mixcloud


LINKS:

@t3xtur3 // @asthmatic_ast // @blacklanterns

www.eatersmusic.co.uk

www.blacklanternmusic.com
www.blacklanternmusic.tumblr.com
www.blacklanternmusic.bandcamp.com
www.soundcloud.com/blacklanterns
www.facebook.com/BLMNetlabel

Black Lantern Show - Future Music FM - Aodh & Filthy Rich - 21 Feb 2014

Scottish label Black Lantern Music present 2 hours of underground techno and electronic music.

This week, Morphamish and Krowne welcome Aodh and Filthy Rich into the studio, with Aodh (Shake Yer Shoulders, Edinburgh) delivering an exclusive live set, and free party legend Filthy Rich (Pedigree Skum, Scotland) banging out some techno classics.

http://www.mixcloud.com/BlackLanternMusic/black-lantern-music-on-future-music-fm-21-feb-2014-with-aodh-filthy-rich/

Black Lantern Music on Future Music FM, 21 Feb 2014: with Aodh & Filthy Rich by Blacklanternmusic on Mixcloud

Links:

Aodh
www.soundcloud.com/aodh-sets
www.facebook.com/shakeyer.shoulders

Filthy Rich aka Dick Chesney Axelrod
Dick Chesney Axelrod
www.facebook.com/pedigree.skum

Krowne www.freemusicarchive.org/music/Krowne
Morphamish - www.morphamish.com

BURN - A short film by Bram E. Gieben

#BURN. A short film written and performed by Bram E. Gieben aka Texture, directed by KD McCune, with music by A Vengeance. Please comment, share and re-post if you enjoy. Thanks. Peace.

Black Lantern Show - Future Music FM - Laughing Gear - 7 Feb 2014

Scottish label Black Lantern Music present a guest mix from Laughing Gear, from one of the first Scottish hip-hop collectives to join our label back in 2009. Eaters have been together since the late 90s, producing a string of classic dark hip-hop and electro albums. Laughing Gear presets one hour of hip-hop classics. Check out the Eaters back catalogue on our site.

Hosts Asthmatic Astronaut and Texture take back the reins for the last hour, with their own selection of underground hip-hop and electronic music.

Raise the Black Lantern.

Black Lantern Music on Future Music FM, 7 Feb 2014: with Laughing Gear (Eaters) by Blacklanternmusic on Mixcloud

http://www.mixcloud.com/BlackLanternMusic/black-lantern-music-on-future-music-fm-7-feb-2014-with-laughing-gear-eaters/


LINKS:

@t3xtur3 // @asthmatic_ast // @blacklanterns

www.eatersmusic.co.uk

www.blacklanternmusic.com
www.blacklanternmusic.tumblr.com
www.blacklanternmusic.bandcamp.com
www.soundcloud.com/blacklanterns
www.facebook.com/BLMNetlabel

[BLM091] - Life In Colour - KROWNE

Krowne returns with his first release of 2014 “Life In Colour” another fine journey through the universe of bass with fresh explorations of his beat driven sonic imprint of the future. Hypnotic drums and unnerving synth lines pull us through new worm holes of melody throughout Krowne’s ever evolving style. We see the return of close collaborator Asthmatic Astronaut return to flip two tracks with a playful approach and Ghost Groove Records artists Strut & LGIC can also be found on remix duties with a fresh new style as the duo Strics Orphem. 

With original artwork painted by “Ronan Bowes” 

Included in this release is not one but two crunk filled, jungle edged and super-charged remixes by Asthmatic Astronaut and a remix by Strics Orphem. Their remix breaks realities and minds, covering a new sound at work in the Universe. - Krowne

credits

released 21 February 2014 
All tracks produced by Krowne 

except tracks 5, 6, 7 
tracks 5 & 7 produced by Asthmatic Astronaut 
track 6 produced by Strics Orphem 

Strics Orphem appear courtesy of ghost groove records 
ghostgroove.com 
soundcloud.com/ghost-g 

artwork painting by Ronan Bowes 
edited by Gary Barbour 
www.facebook.com/RonanBowes 
www.talenthouse.com/garybarbourphotography 

Mastered at Inotrope studios by Asthmatic Astronaut 

Black Lantern Music - 2014 
blacklanternmusic.com
Black Lantern Music proudly present our 90th release, by mo-seph, who previously gave us The Other Place, Growth & Form, and Somos Nanas.
A journey through the hidden recesses of the mind - ambient techno explorations of bass and joy. The latest EP from mo-seph is stitched together from improvised playing into a seamless trajectory of noise and beats and glitches.

Black Lantern Music proudly present our 90th release, by mo-seph, who previously gave us The Other Place, Growth & Form, and Somos Nanas.

A journey through the hidden recesses of the mind - ambient techno explorations of bass and joy. The latest EP from mo-seph is stitched together from improvised playing into a seamless trajectory of noise and beats and glitches.