Pyramid Club - Cyclic Obsession

Joining the Unknown Precept forces are C.G.I. Records’ label head Matthew Weiner teaming up with Christopher Daresta as Pyramid Club. Being known for their T.W.I.N.S. and Anticipation solo activities, ‘Cyclic Obsession’ comes as the debut release of the four-handed formation taking its name from the eponymous venue which helped define the counter-culture and queer sound of lower Manhattan in the late 70’s.

Recorded in their stronghold of Atlanta following a handful of tracks released via the jointly-operated D.K.A. Records, it shows the duo taking over primitive body music in its most physical and psychedelic dimension. Thick as a brick bass lines for the basement turmoil — reflecting the hazy vortex smoldering out of an ill-lighted nightclub. Think of spasmodic synth-driven tunes interspersed by convulsive vocals and throbbing snares, in which one could see the whites of the dancers’ eyes right before the lights turn back on.

12″ / Digital Album

Posted on April 10th, 2017 under Releases, ,

Karma - King Rambo Sound

Latest addition to Unknown Precept’s ever-growing community is Sendai’s newcomer King Rambo Sound, ultimately making his way to the European audience by becoming the fifth installation in our ongoing tape series.

Member of the far-off Aoba Nu Noise DJs collective in Japan, Atsushi Akama’s boiling technique is genuinely agitated and does not get embarrassed by exaggerated narratives. Instead, the Japanese producer has been following some sort of empirical approach as if to better disconcert us. Leading to tracks running out of breath on seductive epileptic rhythms, crashing abruptly into the wall. Akama, by being as minimalist and unadorned as possible, manages to capture what makes the strength of rhythmic noise and modern electronic music. Layering a jumble of styles with intense strokes of snares and to-the-ground wobbly bass lines, ‘Karma’ does taste and smell of molten steel and burnt samplers.

Cassette / Digital Album

Posted on March 25th, 2017 under Releases, ,

Maoupa Mazzocchetti - Infinite Glance Court

Welcoming back our early label recrute Maoupa Mazzocchetti delivering the follow-up to both his debut releases on Unknown Precept. Emerging back in 2014 to then become an esteemed music maker in the inner-circles of the underground community, the Brussels’ based sound artisan quickly established himself as a complete artist made of a peculiar and inexhaustible surge of inspiration — always making sure to stay off the beaten paths while exploring the nooks and crannies of his disturbed and facetious mindset throughout his latest productions.

‘Infinite Glance Court’ is a condensation of this diverse inventiveness, an intimate and minimalist journey borrowing as much from John Bender as the European dance tradition of the late 1980s. It shows the producer asserting once again the essence of what makes his brazen style thanks to the dancing jokes and corroded ballads which he alone holds the secret of.

12″ / Digital Album

Posted on January 26th, 2017 under Releases, ,

IXVLF -  Involuntary Movement

IXVLF is back at it again following the Language Of mini-album released earlier this year as part of our ongoing tape series. Pushing it further from where we last left off, Connor Clasen’s vinyl debut reflects our ever growing desire to re-interpret club music in its most primitive and cartilaginous nature. While cleverly obscuring any reference to a specific period of time, Involuntary Movement shows a sense of the American-based producer stretching disorienting imagery over the existing landscape of proto-industrial — matching the visual interpretation of Ailsa Ogden undertaking the artwork by way of a new collaboration — where unpolished synthesizers and rhythm machines collide and bawl in a controlled crash. It is an exercise of existing in various states of detachment; a fixation on mechanical repetition and unpredictable behaviors through the haze of helium laughter. Definitely one for the animals.

12″ EP / Digital Album

Posted on November 13th, 2016 under Releases, ,

IXVLF - Involuntary Movement

IXVLF is back at it again following the Language Of mini-album released earlier this year as part of our ongoing tape series. Pushing it further from where we last left off, Connor Clasen’s vinyl debut reflects our ever growing desire to re-interpret club music in its most primitive and cartilaginous nature. While cleverly obscuring any reference to a specific period of time, Involuntary Movement shows a sense of the American-based producer stretching disorienting imagery over the existing landscape of proto-industrial — matching the visual interpretation of Ailsa Ogden undertaking the artwork by way of a new collaboration — where unpolished synthesizers and rhythm machines collide and bawl in a controlled crash. It is an exercise of existing in various states of detachment; a fixation on mechanical repetition and unpredictable behaviors through the haze of helium laughter. Definitely one for the animals.

12″ EP / Digital Album

Posted on October 30th, 2016 under Releases, ,