it’s been ________ lately.

Only a few days after we repressed a series of oopsie daisies and various other flora, (please check it out!), Auckland’s Christoph El Truento has released a new mixtape on his Bandcamp store. Titled it’s been ________ lately, you can stream the 25 beats in full or buy them for only about $4. Don’t sleep!

Christoph El Truento – Under (Mike Slott Remix)

On the occasion of the digital release of our new record, we wanted to remind you of Mike Slott’s remix of “Under / When Someone Is Drowning You…” (compare it to the original!). If vinyl isn’t your thing, and you even can resist the quality of a lovingly handmade product, you might be interesting in hearing it on iTunes, Spotify, Google Music and all those places. We thank you for your support!

Christoph El Truento – Gibbon Saw (Reboot Joy Confession’s Break Away Effort)

If you follow our doings on social media, you might already be aware of our latest release: On September 2nd, we put out the second vinyl release on Nutriot Recordings, two remixes taken from Christoph El Truento’s 2015 long-player «a series of oopsie daisies and various other flora». One of the tracks on this 7-inch comes from The Reboot Joy Confession, former contributor to our podcast series, and a man whose great taste in music reflects in his own productions.

For the next couple of weeks, Christoph El Truento’s «vs» is exclusively available from our Bandcamp store on black vinyl with screen-printed sleeves, as well as various digital formats.

YSK guestmix on NTS Radio

As you might know (or not), we recently inaugurated Nutriot Recordings with an album by New Zealand’s Christoph El Truento. On the occasion, your’s truly put together a short guestmix for the YSK radio-show on NTS which was aired last Wednesday. In the meantime the show was uploaded to Mixcloud for those that missed it.

The last 22 minutes are made up of old and new music by Christoph and serve as a great introduction to his music and the record we released. This is the tracklist:1. What We Used To Know
2. MoOon Birds
3. Gibbon Saw
4. Waiata’s Favourite
5. We Fly With The Moon As Our Guide
6. Letting Go Of This
7. Sunflower
8. Clowns Limbs Grow Back
9. Swer

If you prefer listening on the go, you can download the whole show via the YSK blog.

@peace – Matter

Taken from their debut album@Peace and the Plutonian Noise Symphony, the Auckland-based hip-hop collective unveiled this video directed Motion Sickness for the album’s closing track. Against my previous assumption, the vinyl is actually sold out from the group’s Bandcamp store. However, I spotted copies available from Berlin’s HHV (and that’s the only ones I could track down!)

@Peace and the Plutonian Noise Symphony – Where I Come From

Auckland’s hip-hop collective @Peace and the Plutonian Noise Symphony released their brilliantly odd/oddly brilliant debut album back in March this year. Good things come to those that wait and six months from the digital album, the group releases its self-titled record on vinyl. I’m not sure whether to trust that “sold out” badge on their Bandcamp page, you sometimes get to see that with items that aren’t yet available. But then again, you lot surprise me all the time with your disinterest in vinyl, so maybe you just want to listen to the stream or buy the digital album. In any case you should download this free track you can hear above!

Oh, and should you be in New Zealand in October, why not check one of their live gigs while there?

Stacking Blocks Made Of Real Life Happenings

New Zealander Christoph El’ Truento is one of the very few musicians whose genius I am confident to compare to the likes of Dimlite and Jameszoo. If you think that’s a bold claim, just listen to his album a series of oopsie daisies and various other flora released in October last year, a brilliant record (and criminally overlooked!) Since then, he released another album with hip hop group @Peace and a new solo EP. The latter was just released some weeks ago and deserves to gain him some listeners.

You can stream the EP in full in the player above or buy the digital release on Christoph’s Bandcamp store.