Pinscape Debut Release
August 24th, 2010 by Nueva Forma™

Transitory Timing, Pinscape’s debut release for Nueva Forma, has arrived safely into the digital world. Check out the samples on the player below, buy the complete album, and enjoy the offering from our computer to yours.

Pinscape - Transitory Timing (EP)

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What shines through brightest in the lens of Transitory Timing is Pinscape founder Matthew Flook’s fixation with the shoegaze music of the early ‘90s. The tracks are laced thread-and-needle with Flook’s gorgeous vocal work and mixed to blend his ethereal orating deep into the layers. And while nods to My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive would explain much of what you hear in this 7-track EP, the landscape shows a broader horizon of musical upbringing and experiences.

In lieu of the heavily effected guitars traditionally used by bands of the shoegaze era, Pinscape turns to electronica and IDM tactics to fill out the backdrops. “Last Wish” puts on a bass-heavy synthetic beat perfect for either a night on the dance floor or a mellow evening on the couch, while “Tres Pasitos” and “Through the Window” follow the more ambient wanderings of bands like Telefon Tel Aviv and Aphex Twin. Occasional acoustic instruments and analog sampling and manipulations add ear-catching details throughout.

In the end, it’s Flook’s voice that will bring you back to the album again and again. Its dark, emotive power will not be denied. He has impressed upon Transitory Timing the grey, gloomy din of Pacific Northwestern weather and midnight outings in pitch-black corners of a dim city. Similarities to Sparklehorse’s collaboration with David Lynch surface on more than a few instances. With this in mind, the ethereal reverb placed on the vocal tracks gives an almost otherworldly and uplifting sense to the music as a whole. It is the space rock musician turning his head from his more shoe-conscious forebears.

We hope you enjoy the listening. Keep your ears out for more aural pinscapes on the upcoming Listening Pleasures Vol. 9 and the imminent release of Social Club Vol. 2, which you will most certainly be the first to know about if you join our mailing list. Until then…

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iameb 57 & Hello Square debut releases
August 3rd, 2010 by Nueva Forma™

July was a busy month for us here at Nueva Forma. And while we look ahead to August, please allow us our momentary rest and reflection of our laurels. We dropped the newest installment of Listening Pleasures (Episode 8 for those keeping score), which with its mellow grooves and warm resonance you could say is an ode to a mid-summer’s night garden party with ghetto blasters. We also cut exciting new releases from two members of our label’s roster, iameb 57 and Hello Square.

iameb 57 - Tipsy Hax

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Tipsy Hax, the newest album from iameb 57, will have you at its mercy from the first beat drop to the final echoing tones. We urge you to give into the sensation and get lost in the encapsulating melodies and deeply-textured layers of this 19-track offering. Creating some of the most beautiful compositions and eclectic mixes this side of the mainstream, iameb 57 has done more than make an album; he’s reinvigorated our love for IDM. Check out free streaming previews of the tunes right here and purchase all 19 complete mp3 tracks for only $8.00 USD at shopnuevaforma.com. With rumors spreading that IDM is dead, you can take iameb 57′s word that it is indeed alive and well.

Hello Square - Office Jargon

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To round out July’s releases, we offer you Hello Square’s beautiful debut single, Office Jargon. Featuring a fabulous combination of vocal-driven melodies and danceable synthetic beats, this track is perfect for the more pop-minded listener. Included in the package are remixes by the aforementioned iameb 57 and Nueva Forma’s newest artist, A Gap Between. We think you’ll dig the treatments and transformations. The single, along with the two remixes, is up for grabs for only $0.99 USD at shopnuevaforma.com. Three cuts, one low price. Come and get it!

We hope you enjoy these releases as much as we do. And as the summer rolls along, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for more releases, sign up for our newsletter to never miss another beat, and hold your breath for some serious music coming from Pinscape and Miori in the coming weeks. Cheers, and with love -

- your Nueva Forma team

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