DJ Basilisk proudly presents The Colours Of Ektoplazm, a 5-hour, 69-track midtempo and downtempo odyssey featuring 100% Creative Commons licensed content released through the Ektoplazm free music portal. This mix explores the incredible diversity of Ektoplazm’s electronic music catalogue, shifting seamlessly between intricate breakbeat patterns and pulsating four-by-four rhythms, touching on all points of the sonic spectrum from deep trance and psy dub to psybreaks, glitch, IDM, and beatless ambient. Recorded in two sessions at Hexing Studio, Taipei, with Traktor and a Korg Nanokontrol.
Norwegian multi-genre producer Phobium (Henning H. Ottesen) returns to Omnitropic, Ektoplazm‘s downtempo and ambient sublabel, with this elegant work of conceptual space music and deep trance. This is the story of the first manned mission to travel through the immense cloud that surrounds our solar system, the place where comets are born, the Oort Cloud.
Omnitropic presents Falling Into One, the debut full-length album by Phone Booth Robbers (Bastiaan van Staaveren), a psychedelic downtempo project from the town of Hoofddorp in The Netherlands. Phone Booth Robbers began creating music in the mid-nineties, gradually shifting from early trance music to richly melodic downtempo and electronica inspired by acts like Shpongle, Ott, Bluetech, Ozric Tentacles, and Easily Embarrassed.
Signals From Inner Space (98 BPM)
DRTFM (96 BPM)
Circuit Bending The Universe At Your Desk (96 BPM)
Greasy Mechanism (104 BPM)
Electric Insects Crawling Through A Greener Universe (100 BPM)
Entwine is the debut album by Zoungla (Costa Damoulianos), a versatile musician from Montreal, Canada, jointly presented by Omnitropic, Maia Brasil Records, and Melodic Revolution Records. Zoungla balances ethnic world themes with futuristic electronic sounds, taking us on a trip to the far extremes of his symphonic musical cosmos, from spooky to groovy, serious to whimsical, and dark to bright!
Great Mountain Of Life (85 BPM)
Wakefulness In Sleep (85 BPM)
Release (137 BPM)
Anahata (140 BPM)
Young Man (68.5 BPM)
Wonky Kong (95 BPM)
Charging By The Crystal Cave (80 BPM)
Crimson Sandcastle (120 BPM)
Entwine (115 BPM)
Mastered by Costa Damoulianos.
Percussion on track 2 by Ryan Nava.
Artwork by Stephane Perez.
Released by Omnitropic [OMNI 011].
Sorbet For The Soul is a collaboration between Globular (U.K.) and Radioactive Sandwich (U.S.A.), two of Omnitropic‘s hottest downtempo and psychedelic dub acts. This project came about from the desire to combine their amazing talents to create a very special conceptual release. Each artist started with the same set of samples and built their tracks around those sounds. Globular cooked up Lemon while Radioactive Sandwich provided the tasty Mango. They then traded tracks and reinterpreted each others original track; Globular created Mamon from Mango and Radioactive Sandwich created Lengo from Lemon. The end result is a four track release that flows and blends seamlessly, every track containing flavors from the others, much like a tasty summer frozen treat.
Globular – Lemon (97 BPM)
Radioactive Sandwich – Lengo (97 BPM)
Radioactive Sandwich – Mango (95 BPM)
Globular – Mamon (91 BPM)
Artwork by the insanely talented Sid Basu.
Mastering by Radioactive Sandwich at Slicetwodio.
Released by Omnitropic [OMNI 010].
Following up on last year’s A World Of Delights, Mirage is the sixth studio album by Radioactive Sandwich, purveyors of delectable psychedelic electronic music. Jointly released by Omnitropic and Radioactive Sandwich Records, Mirage is a beautiful collection of enchanting and ethereal downtempo excursions into otherworldly bliss. Demonstrating a wide range of influences from psychedelic dub to worldbeat, tribal downtempo, and classic chill out, this album will satiate your ears, your mind, and your belly.
Into The Desert (65 BPM)
A Broken Reality (65 BPM)
An Echo Is The Shadow Of A Sound (100 BPM)
Sullen Choirboy (70 BPM)
Sigogglin (95 BPM)
Time Dilation (105 BPM)
Bhagwan (70 BPM)
All tracks written, produced, mixed, and mastered by Radioactive Sandwich.
Extra guitar on Sigogglin by Thriller Jacket Jamie.
Original photography by Radioactive Sandwich.
Artwork by Alexander Synaptic (more info).
Released by Omnitropic [OMNI 009].
Ektoplazm‘s downtempo imprint Omnitropic, in conjunction with Gliese 581C Records, is very proud to present A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy, the momentous full-length debut of Globular (Morison Bennett), a visionary producer from Bristol, U.K. Drawing inspiration from the mind-bending sonic alchemy of Ott and Shpongle, Globular has emerged as one of the rising stars of psychedelic dub, an inimitably British fusion of brawny bass lines, dazzling melodies, intricate rhythmic programming, emotionally-charged vocals, and immersive, otherworldly atmospheres. This is an album that captures the essence of the perfect summer day while offering a rare glimpse of the ineffable, inviting you to “hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.” Through its ambitious, sprawling passages, A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy articulates a profound view of the universe’s tendency toward complexity, the twist of fate that gave rise to life and consciousness, and our morally ambiguous role in the mysterious and impenetrable cosmic drama unfolding all around us.
Omnitropic, Ektoplazm’s downtempo imprint, proudly presents Discovering The Ancient, the third studio album by Canadian producer Ekoplex (Ray Vincent). After the success of his previous albums, Journey Of The Turtle and Creatures Of The Forest, Ekoplex now turns inward to explore the cosmic potential of deep tribal trance and downtempo. Featuring live instrumentation, guest vocalists, and experiments in alternate tuning, this is an incredibly vibrant album filled with hidden messages and memorable moments. For greater insight into the creative process behind the music, please consult the extensive liner notes.
Turtle Island (120 BPM)
Hip Shiva Wigga (100 BPM)
Follow The Music (100 BPM)
Shamanic Drumz (110 BPM)
Before The Sun (110 BPM)
Aya (110 BPM)
Shapeshifter (112-119 BPM)
Crossroads (114 BPM)
End Of The Cycle, Beginning Of… (110 BPM)
Mastered by Michael Phillips.
Original photography by Su MaShakti.
Released by Omnitropic [OMNI 007].
Sunrise From The Treetops is the remarkable debut of Hinkstep (Jonas Tegenfeldt), a talented musician and audio engineer born and raised in the northern part of Sweden. After discovering the “other side” of Infected Mushroom’s groundbreaking album Converting Vegetarians, Jonas was hooked on the manifold possibilities of downtempo psychedelia. His boundless experiments in the years that followed eventually gave rise to a refreshingly eclectic style further influenced by the likes of Porcupine Tree and Younger Brother. Now, having cultivated a bold creative vision, Hinkstep is ready to share the sublime experience of this unique album with the world.
Sunrise From The Treetops (126 BPM; 9/4)
Moonwalk On Mushroom Street (80 BPM)
Dreamland Dub (120 BPM; 6/4)
Medusa (67.2 BPM)
Aldrig Mer (130 BPM; 6/4)
So Beautiful So Strange (75 BPM)
Sleep Again (120 BPM)
Female vocals on Aldrig Mer by Sara Johanna Lindström Westman.
Male vocals on Aldrig Mer by Milad Becky.
Guitar and sitar on Aldrig Mer by Peter Ekelund.
Guitar on Aldrig Mer by Daniel Schwartz.
Guitar on So Beautiful So Strange by Oscar Hägglund.
Vocals on So Beautiful So Strange and Sleep Again by Jonas Tegenfeldt.
Mastered by Jonas Tegenfeldt.
Design and original photography by Alexander Synaptic (more info).
Released by Omnitropic [OMNI 006].
Omnitropic proudly presents Three Spires, the beautiful debut album from Perfect Blind (Igor Čeranić), a downtempo and deep trance producer from Zagreb, Croatia. Prepare to be tantalized by a disarming set of celestial melodies, hypnotic rhythms, and glimmering cosmic atmospheres as Perfect Blind navigates this sonic starship through the dark reaches of outer space into the inner chambers of a pulsating stellar womb. This majestic journey is sure to appeal to all fans of the Ultimae Records sound.