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posted: Mar 23, 2006 category: posiNEWS

NOW AVAILABLE: KOMPOSI003

komposi003 is now available! CD Pre-orders at shopPOSI come with a free full album download which you will receive at the time of purchase. The CD will ship on or about March 28th, 2006. The CD price is $10.00 and includes shipping and handling in the US/Canada.

The komp is also available as a digital download. The full album download price is $8.00 and individual tracks are $.99.

komposi003 features tracks from Aizome, Amish Rake Fight, Atomica, Bounte, Micronaut, Milkfish, s.sturgis, and Scanalyzer. It also includes the debut of "The Things You Do" by Eric Powell's new project, Graphic, and Chris Randall contributes both his first solo song, "Be There Tonight," as well as the last Sister Machine Gun song, "Sink."

Track Listing:
1. Amish Rake Fight: Artist With A Thompson
2. Milkfish: Shame
3. Bounte: Going Nowhere
4. Micronaut: Quartz Clock
5. Chris Randall: Be There Tonight
6. s.sturgis: euphondisson (micronaut reassembly by Chris Randall)
7. Atomica: Airways
8. Aizome: Terminal
9. Scanalyzer: Culture Shock
10. Graphic: The Things You Do
11. Sister Machine Gun: Sink

Song samples are available at shopPOSI, and the komp is in rotation on kPOSI

Atomica Live

Sunday, April 2, 2006
The Birthday Massacre, Deadstar Assembly, Atomica
The Warehouse, LaCrosse, WI
328 Pearl Street (4th & Pearl)
All Ages
Price: $9.00
Time: 6PM
Buy Tickets Online

posted: Mar 22, 2006 category: Reviews

On The One And The Zero:

The first full release from the proclaimed "bastard love child" of Chris Randall (Sister Machine Gun) and Wade Alin (Christ Analogue) is nothing short of a masterpiece. Branching into electronica-infused drum-n-bass, glitchy IDM with a hint of power electronics and distortion thrown in for good measure, this project refuses to be pigeonholed into a specific sound and dips into several sub-genres of the electronic scene.

Some of these tracks, like "Moretech" and "One Seventy Five", are songs with dance floor-friendly appeal. After that upbeat, energetic sound you hit interludes like "Hifishit" (a mellow break with a little piano melody and some quiet voice playback) and songs like "Monotreme" (deep bass mixed with ambient textures) to bring you back down. One of the many great things on this album is that although each track is distinctive, they progress smoothly from one to the other, producing what could be the perfect soundtrack to an indie film, or just to your life.

I truly believe Scanalyzer has its own unique sound, so it's impossible to say it "sounds just like" anything. However, on various tracks I detected hints of and Beyond Digits (techy-drum-n-bass), Black Lung/Xingu Hill on "The Andronechron Incident" (glitchy, ambient IDM) and even some of Randall's electro-oriented project, Micronaut.

As the more experimental side of music seems to be a niche set of listeners, I can't promise this will appeal to everyone. Fans of Ad Noiseam and Ant-Zen artists should have no problems eating this one up. If you're someone who finds a full album of to be too abrasive, I think Scanalyzer provides an easier format for you to get into. In short it's just refreshing to find a project that strays away from overdone cliches of genres (ahem, futurepop anyone?) and provides us with a well-produced, diverse album. Highly recommended.

Read the whole review...
On The One And The Zero @ shopPOSI

posted: Mar 7, 2006 category: Positron! Records

2 Shows

Sunday, March 12, 2006
Atomica, Trigger10d, DJ Michael Lacey
The Darkroom, Chicago, IL
2210 W. Chicago Ave.
Age: 21+
Price: $6.00
Time: 9PM
Tickets: At the door or visit The Darkroom website

Sunday, April 2, 2006
The Birthday Massacre, Deadstar Assembly, Atomica
The Warehouse, LaCrosse, WI
328 Pearl Street (4th & Pearl)
All Ages
Price: $9.00
Time: 6PM
Tickets: Ticketweb

Atomica website
Metropolitan @ shopPOSI

posted: Feb 28, 2006 category: shopPOSI

NEW @ shopPOSI:

Rough Robot: Check The Rack
Check the Rack, the debut album from Rough Robot, catapults an array of funky beats, dance grooves, and a sense of electronic class. Nine tracks of dance-oriented grooves, female vocals, and slick production. For fans of The Chemical Brothers, Moby, Ladytron, and Fatboy Slim.

Price: $10.00 US

posted: Feb 26, 2006 category: Reviews

Metropolitan:

With Atomica, Christ Analogue's Wade Alin and singer Lauren Cheatham have created perhaps the first trip-hop project truly worthy of being compared to Portishead. The similarities are apparent from the laid-back bass groove of opening track "One Day in New York City" to the slow rhythmic throb of "Gun," but Atomica are no slavish imitators. Where Portishead was minimal and beat-driven, letting the vocals carry the melody while the programmed parts confined themselves to the drums and bass line, Alin is much less reticent to add interesting instrumental arrangements. For example, "Larsen" incorporates lush arrangements of sampled strings, while "Salt" adds a hint of vibraphones for a jazzier feel. "Recent," one of Metropolitan's most achingly bittersweet pieces, adds bluesy guitar riffs to the vintage fuzz and electric organs, while "Pollen" and the exquisite "Sorrow" focus on soft piano. Cheatham's contributions as lyricist are also essential to Atomica's distinctiveness, ranging from the concrete melancholy of urban landscapes in "Delorian" to the surreal but evocative wordplay on "Quiver." About as far as can be from Alin's work in Christ Analogue, Atomica is just as intense, albeit in a much subtler way, and Metropolitan is no less than a musical masterpiece. This is mandatory listening for anyone with an interest in trip-hop, chill-out music, and down-tempo grooves.

Read the whole review...
Metropolitan @ shopPOSI

posted: Feb 24, 2006 category: posiNEWS

Welcome to the new positronrecords.com!

As you can see, we've got all new sites for Positron! Records, shopPOSI and kPOSI! The most significant difference is that shopPOSI now sells Digital Downloads. Most Positron! releases are now available as CDs, full album downloads, or as individual tracks. Our moto releases are now entirely digital, also available as full album downloads or individual tracks. And as always, you can still find a great selection of CDs from our friends at Architecture Records, Flagrant Records, Frozen Empire Media, Noiseplus Music and WTII Records.

Atomica Live

Atomica will be performing live at The Darkroom (2210 W. Chicago Ave) in Chicago on Sunday, March 12! Also on the bill, Trigger10d and DJ Michael Lacey. This is a 21+ show, doors are at 9 PM, and the cover is $6. Visit the Atomica website for more info.

posted: Feb 1, 2006 category: Reviews

Metropolitan:

Featuring the haunting vocals of Lauren Cheatham, Atomica is a moody trip-hop project that recalls Portishead and Evanesence in atmosphere, while musically staking its own ground. Programmer and songwriter Wade Alin created this downtempo electronica with keyboardist Percy Trayanov providing expressive piano, Wurlitzer, and synthesizer playing to compliment the evocative mood. There's an orchestral feel to songs like the superb "Sorrow," wrapping Cheatham's intoxicating vocals in swelling strings and forlorn piano melodies. This is a lovely disc that has lasting emotional resonance and well-constructed musical soundscapes. Seek it out and soak it in.

Read the whole review...
Metropolitan @ shopPOSI

posted: Jan 28, 2006 category: Reviews

On The One And The Zero:

This joint effort of Wade Alin of Atomica and Chris Randall of Sister Machine Gun is a sort of darkwave "synth-off," both electronic artists trying to outloop, outgizmo, outgroove, and outstrange one another... plus, you can dance to most of it! All instrumental except for some odd sprechtstimme here and there. All in all an enjoyable session of noisemaking from two electronicists who simply have too much going on for a single band to encompass.

Read the whole review...
On The One And The Zero @ shopPOSI

posted: Jan 20, 2006 category: Reviews

Metropolitan:

As I listen to Metropolitan, I imagine I'm staring out an airplane window as we fly over some foreign mega city in the year 2085. It must be that perfect combination of downtempo beats, layered orchestration, and evocative female vocals. Or maybe it's the superior production level on these tracks that makes this the perfect headphone soundtrack for my afternoon daydreaming.

Read the whole review...
Metropolitan @ shopPOSI

posted: Jan 17, 2006 category: shopPOSI

NEW @ shopPOSI:

Collide: Like The Hunted DVD
Like The Hunted is documentation of the concert tour that brought Collide's dreams alive. Expanded to a six-piece, the live iteration of the electronica powerhouse brings new dimensions to familiar songs. Special features included interview/video outtakes, studio videos, acoustic performances and more.

Price: $20.00 US


Collide: Live At The El Rey
Recorded live at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles, April 14th 2005, this CD is the companion to Collide's Like The Hunted DVD.

Price: $13.00 US


n0nplus: Keep Me Here
n0nplus push the envelope by meshing heavy layers of melodic, moody ambience, unsettling noisescapes and crushing, intelligently programmed rhythms.

Price: $8.00 US

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