Tuesday, May 22, 2018

AMEK X - May 12, 2018 (Gallery)


It's been almost two weeks after our 10th anniversary celebration AMEK X. The epic event saw 10 of the Amek artists performing in both rooms of Sofia's Mixtape 5. The live program was followed by an epic after party lead by Бетон crew. Here's a huge gallery of photos from the show.

Big ups to our photographers Ivaylo Totev (http://iamhrb.com), George Chelebiev and Silvana Ilieva for capturing all of this.

Find two reports of the show on Radio Tangra (Bulgarian) and Music Map (English).

LATE by Silvana Ilieva
ate by Ivaylo Totev
ate by Ivaylo Totev
ate by Ivaylo Totev
ate by George Chelebiev
ate by Silvana Ilieva 
Cyberian // by Silvana Ilieva
Cyberian by Ivaylo Totev
Cyberian by George Chelebiev
Cyberian by Ivaylo Totev
OOHS! by Silvana Ilieva
OOHS! by Silvana Ilieva
OOHS! by Silvana Ilieva
OOHS! by Ivaylo Totev
OOHS! by George Chelebiev
OOHS! by George Chelebiev
Conjecture by George Chelebiev 
Conjecture by George Chelebiev 
Leaver & Tim Holehouse by Silvana Ilieva 
Leaver & Tim Holehouse by George Chelebiev 
Leaver & Tim Holehouse by George Chelebiev
Leaver & Tim Holehouse by George Chelebiev 


Leaver & Tim Holehouse by Ivaylo Totev
Leaver & Tim Holehouse by Ivaylo Totev
Valance Drakes & Ivan Shopov by Silvana Ilieva
Valance Drakes & Ivan Shopov by George Chelebiev
Valance Drakes & Ivan Shopov by George Chelebiev
Valance Drakes & Ivan Shopov by George Chelebiev
Valance Drakes & Ivan Shopov by Ivaylo Totev
Trysth by Ivaylo Totev
Trysth by George Chelebiev
Trysth by George Chelebiev
Trysth by George Chelebiev 
Trysth by George Chelebiev 
Trysth by Silvana Ilieva

Trysth by Silvana Ilieva
Trysth by Ivaylo Totev 
Mytrip by Silvana Ilieva
Mytrip by Ivaylo Totev
Mytrip by George Chelebiev
Evitceles by George Chelebiev
Evitceles by George Chelebiev
Protective by George Chelebiev

Thursday, April 26, 2018

amek024 Valance Drakes & Ivan Shopov - Unearthing Buried Chapters (LP)



Pre-order via Bandcamp.
Shipping starts May 14.


Valance Drakes & Ivan Shopov started sketching their shared sonic realms few years ago. Their combined musical efforts have resulted in hundreds of tracks, most of which still remaining hidden and others hinting their doings on several obscure releases. Valance and Ivan would often invite each other in the contexts of their solo releases, but with “Unearthing Buried Chapters” they have decided not to follow their individual formulas, but go beyond them. Their debut collaborative is not a more musical creation, it's the actual process of shaping and structuring worlds through sounds. It's a simple and honest concept that has resulted in... the beginning of a new world. 

 We've done a great deal of thinking how to describe the music on this record and even though we're usually good with words it's simply impossible to pinpoint “Unearthing Buried Chapters” to any genre. What matters greatly, however, is that the album is welcoming in its vast ambient embrace, challenging you with its droning depths, while remaining hypnotically rhythmic with its massive but often illogical beats. “Unearthing Buried Chapters” was as much created impulsively as it was crafted with a meticulous, if not even maniacal, attention to detail. We've unearthed this record from the endless sonic vaults of Valance Drakes with Ivan Shopov with all the care and love we have for music. It's now your turn to become a part of it.

Written and recorded by Valance Drakes & Ivan Shopov. 
Mixed and mastered by Ivan Shopov at Etheraudio Studio. 
Artwork by Ivan Shopov. 

This is amek024 & Etheraudio 003. 

Monday, April 23, 2018

amek026 Cyberian - Limerence (CS)

“Limerence” is a deep and personal record, which has perfectly managed to capture and preserve obsession with its impact on the human self. The album translates secluded urges into creativity. Digging beyond semantics and life-music parallels, Cyberian has shared a lengthy and exhausting exploration of feelings and inner conflicts, which results in evolving sonic nuances and varying approaches to electronic sound. “Limerence” unfolds in its own pace, leaving you sometimes enchanted, other times angry but always striving for the dreams these 60+ minutes of drifting emotional electronic are soaked with.


Order via Bandcamp
Shipping starts May 7.



Written, recorded and mastered by Stefan Bachvarov. Artwork by Super Quiet (superquiet.tumblr.com).

This is amek022.
Release date: April 30.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

amek023 Mytrip & Evitceles - Protective (LP)

“Protective” blurs the boundaries between a split and collaborative LP. The record thoroughly captures and showcases Mytrip and Evitceles in their own and very individualist approaches to aggressive and atmospheric electronic music. What this album also does is present their combined power under the name Protective.


Pre-orders up on Bandcamp
Shipping starts May 14.

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Written and recorded by Angel Simitchiev & Etien Slavchev. 
Mastering by Ivan Shopov at Etheraudio Studio. 
Artwork by Silvana Ilieva. 

This is amek023. 
Release date: May 12.

Monday, April 2, 2018

AMEK X - celebrating a decade of Amek - May 12, club *Mixtape 5*, Sofia

Full line up of our 10th anniversary event AMEK X is now announced.

Early bird tix are on sale until April 12. Find them here: http://bit.ly/2pqJZpr


Sunday, April 1, 2018

LIMERENCE w/ Dayin, Cyberian, Evitceles, Ghost303 (gallery)

30/03/18 The Laboratory Sofia
Dayin, Cyberian, Evitceles, Ghost303
live visuals: Lora Zhelyazkova
photos: Silvana Ilieva




Dayin
Dayin 
Dayin 
Dayin

Cyberian
Cyberian
Cyberian

Evitceles
Evitceles
Evitceles
Evitceles
Evitceles
Ghost303
Ghost303
Ghost303
Lora Zhelyazkova (live visuals)