May 11, 2013

ODESZA

ODESZA is a production duo made up of Harrison Mills (Catacombkid) and Clayton Knight (BeachesBeaches) based out of the Pacific North West, United States. They met their senior year of college and decided to spend the summer as recent graduates collaborating on an album. On September 5th, 2012 they self-released a free LP entitled “Summer’s Gone”, creating a delicate balance between dreamy sun trickled melodies, glitched out vocals, crunchy drums and large sweeping basslines.

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IG88 – Breathing Suit
April 2nd, 2013 by Nueva Forma™

IG88 – Breathing Suit

IG88′s Breathing Suit is for those days when things are too fast and clumsy, or when they’re just right and enough. When the planet is too sick and large to realize, or when the enormous mystery of it all is the most important question you’ve ever contemplated. When they’re all there and no one is here, or when you can acknowledge every last human for what it is he or she wants to do.

The thing is, you always need the good stuff, the stuff to accompany you, and this it. It’s beautiful, it’s crushing, it’s fun. This is an album of anthems cuddled in space; an album that has everything to say.

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Listening Pleasures Bonuscast No. 1
February 25th, 2013 by Nueva Forma™

Nueva Forma Listening Pleasures Bonuscast No. 1

Recently, The Bear And The Sea made an 8tracks mix (now featured on the home page of the 8tracks!) called Retronautilus, described as “[a] mix of refined pleasures [i]nspired by the moonlit, foggy coastline along Highway 101 and beamed straight into the tape deck of your 1981 Ferrari 308.” In response to its warm reception, The Bear decided to expand the mix with additional tracks and samples and turn it into what we’ve coined a Bonuscast — an additional mix thrown in alongside our monthly Listening Pleasures. We hope you dig it. (And be on the lookout for episode 24 curated by IG88 later this week!)

No. Track Title Artist
01 Mongoloid Nueva Forma
02 Siren of the Sea Johanna D’Armagnac
03 Gradient Hues STARFORCE
04 Daughter Nueva Forma
05 Daybreak Mitch Murder
06 Exception Andreas Lonardoni
07 Pickles Nueva Forma
08 Olympus One Francis Rimbert
09 The Great Escape Tommy
10 Conundrum Astral Sounds
11 Deep Nueva Forma
12 Olympia 2011 Groundislava
13 Fat Cats Andy Clark
14 Zero Nueva Forma
15 On The Beach 813
16 The Driver’s Anthem Catacombkid
17 Theoretically Nueva Forma
18 Love On A Real Train (Betamaxx Remix) Tangerine Dream
19 Emotion Stellar Dreams
20 Soft Lights Phil Davies
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The Bear & The Sea – Trees Like You
February 15th, 2013 by Nueva Forma™
The Bear & The Sea - Trees Like You

The Bear & The Sea – Trees Like You

Trees Like You, clocking in at a sharpened and stirring 12 tracks, is The Bear and the Sea‘s debut full-length album. If you’re a start from the top kind of listener, you’ll join in at “My Fire Burns The Same”, a chirping, wind chime of an introduction into an earthy, blustering soundscape of pneumatic yet skintight gratification.

“Crystal Swords” will only surprise you a little bit with its pop and lock gusto, its sway/sway tap tap tap, because even in the whisper quiet spots, the Bear has you in motion.

These tracks are titled like the Galápagos Islands under the Northern Lights at a virtual reality party where hours later, you still find grains of sand between your toes. “Human Loop” hits an exotic yet square place in your gut that’ll have your freewheeling head doing figure 8s, and “Pink Route” warps itself around a guttural heartbeat while clacking away at something you want to hear again and again.

And just like that, in a mournful yet ritualistically tidal fashion, it’s over. While tricky to place in context, Trees Like You is a lot like its title, the leafy and fleshy stuff of our very existence – you need it in your lives.

Untitled #01, 1999 – Rarities and Unreleased

“Without further ado – One of many, many tracks I’ve made from long ago when I first started creating. This one was made sometime around 1999 – 2001, recorded using nothing but hardware – my MC505 Groovebox being the main sequencer at the heart of it all with various synths and a sampler in the mix.

If it goes over well enough and you all enjoy hearing this stuff I’ll keep posting them from time to time. It’s good to go back every so often and see how far you’ve come sonically. Enjoy peeps!”

- The Bear and The Sea

Out Feb. 5th: The Bear and The Sea – Trees Like You
January 25th, 2013 by Nueva Forma™

Trees Like You

Mark your calendars: on February 5th, The Bear and The Sea debuts his full-length album, Trees Like You. It will be available via Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, Rdio, Rhapsody, Amazon MP3, Deezer, and XBOX Music. In the meantime, stream a few tracks from the release!

About the release:

Trees Like You, clocking in at a sharpened and stirring 12 tracks, is The Bear and the Sea’s debut full-length album. If you’re a start from the top kind of listener, you’ll join in at My Fire Burns The Same, a chirping, wind chime of an introduction into an earthy, blustering soundscape of pneumatic yet skintight gratification.

Crystal Swords will only surprise you a little bit with its pop and lock gusto, its sway/sway tap tap tap, because even in the whisper quiet spots, the Bear has you in motion.

These tracks are titled like the Galápagos Islands under the Northern Lights at a virtual reality party where hours later, you still find grains of sand between your toes. Human Loop hits an exotic yet square place in your gut that’ll have your freewheeling head doing figure 8s, and Pink Route warps itself around a guttural heartbeat while clacking away at something you want to hear again and again.

And just like that, in a mournful yet ritualistically tidal fashion, it’s over. While tricky to place in context, Trees Like You is a lot like its title, the leafy and fleshy stuff of our very existence – you need it in your lives.

Listening Pleasures Episode 23
January 9th, 2013 by Nueva Forma™

Monthly podcast: Nueva Forma Listening Pleasures

A little while ago, we received the nicest message from Little Everyday Pleasures, an online pleasure boutique that had long admired our Listening Pleasures podcast. They charmingly congratulated us on all the magnificent moments our label had given them in their office, and thought it’d be nice if we curated a mix especially for them, and so we did. Episode 23 by Wolfe+585 is indeed about listening pleasures and everyday pleasures, but more specifically, it’s about the pleasures (and agonies) of love, fantasy, and desire. (Note: this mix has been field tested and Nueva Forma approved.)

Use code NUEVAFORMA15 to get 15% your order

As a thank you to the label and our listeners, Little Everyday Pleasures made a discount code especially for us. Use NUEVAFORMA15 to get 15% your entire order with no minimum purchase. This code may be used once per order (but not combined with other codes), and as many times as you wish until the end of February. So order away and enjoy yourselves!

More about Little Everyday Pleasures:

Little Everyday Pleasures is a pleasure boutique interested in revealing and sharing delight in its different forms. Our concept came up back in 2009 and we thought that the scenes covering the topic of “pleasure” didn’t satisfy all the market segments; people interested in this subject had always been very familiar with a particular visual language, rather kitsch, folk and heavy. We sell good design and good quality pleasure objects because “one Little Pleasure Everyday keeps the doctor away!”

Our “I’M ALL EARS” category is a place to showcase our favorite people, mixes or songs resulting in perfect moments to use in your bedroom or dining room dancefloors. The result are sometimes unique and special.

No. Track Title Artist
01 Brought to you by Nueva Forma Nueva Forma
02 It Won’t Be Long Beacon
03 Love Some1 HOLY OTHER
04 You and Me Both Arthur Russell
05 Tell Me You Feel Something A Gap Between
06 You Fill Me Milosh
07 Beating for U o F F Love
08 Virgin Body d’Eon
09 For Her (feat. Young & Sick) MMOTHS
10 Tapedeck (feat John LaMonica) Robot Koch
11 Daydream Delusion Nueva Forma
12 Under Attack Shy Girls
13 & It Was U How to Dress Well
14 To Be With a Person You Really Dig Loné
15 Real Love Fantasy Deptford Goth
16 Love Nicolas Makelberge
17 Orange Glow (Thank You For The Night) Arrange
18 The Answer Must Be in the Attempt Nueva Forma
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Listening Pleasures Episode 22
November 29th, 2012 by Nueva Forma™
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Monthly podcast: Nueva Forma Listening Pleasures

With the winter holidays upon us, and our priorities filling up fast, it’s times like these when a dose of Listening Pleasures hits the spot just right. Reigning in at episode #22, curated by our very own A Gap Between, this episode of Listening Pleasures is sure to act as a wonderful companion when trudging the dregs of the perpetuated holiday mayhem. So whether you’re looking forward to a family gathering of mormon-sized proportions, or you’re spending it alone with your favorite feline fluff-paw, we’re certain you’ll appreciate all the work put into this episode. So sit back, relax, and take in what’s left of this year with ease, accompanied by a soundtrack garnered to make you sweat in any winter wonderland.

No. Track Title Artist
01 Brought to you by Nueva Forma Nueva Forma
02 Fashion Show (Mitch Murder cover) Mr. T
03 It Was Never Meant To Be This Way (Games remix) CFCF
04 Post Physical (Little Star Dweller remix) Pictureplane
05 The Girl’s Got Angel Wings (Chromatic Dream remix) The Bear & The Sea
06 Cruel Summer Nightheat
07 Secret Diary (Elektro-Boy VHS remix) College
08 Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See (Datahowler mashup) Busta Rhymes
09 Deep Into The Night Nueva Forma
10 Love Is Cézaire
11 Break Inside Ford & Lopatin
12 Sensual Seduction (A Gap Between remix) Snoop Dogg (Snoop Lion)
13 FLYTE Dreams
14 Moonlit Car Chase NZCA
15 Come Alive In Me (Chromatic Dream remix) Playground
16 Laser to Laser Oneohtrix Point Never
17 Say Goodbye Nueva Forma
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The Bear and The Sea – The Girl’s Got Angel Wings
November 28th, 2012 by Nueva Forma™

The Bear and The Sea – The Girl’s Got Angel Wings

It’s bleary. The air’s thick as soup and every breath is heavier than the last; more ghostly than gusty, yet still the very stuff of life.

The Bear and the Sea’s debut single with Nueva Forma, The Girl’s Got Angel Wings, is the compressed soundtrack to taking a preternatural drive through Twin Peaks, Washington on any given night in history – you’re destined for trouble and the temper of the atmosphere is almost too right to bear.

It’s all romance and piano keys, overspreading fog and red roses in glass vases. In this moment, you realize that the Earth could stop bearing and sustaining your every need. It’s exhilarating. And then you’re just fumes, a tiny speck of familiar yellow in the distance. Until you hit repeat.

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