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    doser022 . lack - expect night work
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    doser018 . madteo - insider
    liner4 info soon... .
    artwork by kero


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  • Cohen3liner1

    doser021LP . charles cohen - music for dance and theater
    liner4 While in the process of recording and optimizing the old reel tapes for the initial track list, Cohen discovered a master tape that was originally prepared for an extremely limited cassette release on the Generations Unlimited imprint in NYC. This collection, preserved in the original order of its initial release, contains some of Cohen’s collaborations and performances in theater pieces and art installations by Jeff Cain, Tonio Guerra, Group Motion and more. A 2LP document, Music for Dance and Theater shows Cohen’s extremely sensitive and creative integration of sound into these theatrical performances and visual art installations. .
    artwork by tankboys


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    doser020LP - charles cohen - group motion
    liner4 Group Motion is a Dance Theater in Philadelphia founded by Manfred Fischbeck with whom Cohen collaborated and performed. The Group Motion Performance is a live recording with the dance company made on the Buchla Music Easel and the Buchla 700 series; the latter, one of the rarest synthesizers on earth. Generator was performed and recorded at the Generator Sound Art Gallery, NYC with the same instrument setup. Apparently these are the only known recordings using the Buchla 700 synthesizer to be formally released, making the Group Motion album the only living proof of this incredible sounding machine.
    artwork by tankboys



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  • cohen-1liner1

    doser019LP . charles cohen - the middle distance
    liner4 First chapter in the trilogy of Charles Cohen retrospective works, featuring some of his early works from the Philadelphia’s “No Man’s Land” Art Installment, the “University Of Texas in El Paso” and “The Painted Bride” Art Center performances. This release also features the track, Dance Of The Spiritcatchers, which previously appeared on the Music From No Man’s Land EP by Ghostwriters, a split record with Jeff Cain, originally issued in 1980 on Zero Records.
    artwork by tankboys


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  • redose2liner1

    redose-2 . charles cohen - dance of the spiritcatchers reworks by morphosis
    liner4 Morphine label boss, Morphosis, presents the music of electronic composer, Charles Cohen, kicking things off with these two deadly interpretations of 'Dance Of The Spirit Catchers'. Masterful and essential! (rush hour)




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  • jamalliner1

    doser017LP . metasplice - infratracts
    liner4 Metasplice's debut album revealed.



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  • jamalliner1

    doser016 . container - treatment
    liner4 Highly destructive four track EP from the irrepressible, Container, on Morphine Records. Following on from 12"s from the likes of Shake Shakir, Hieroglyphic Being, Madeteo & Metasplice, this one too will be blowing up heads...!!!! VERY LOUD TIP! [rush hour]
    Artwork by Maria Kassab.



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  • jamalliner1

    doser014, hieroglyphic being - the lost transmissions
    liner4 following the eighth's doser, jamal moss aka hieroglyphic being steps in with one revisitation of a already released track on a extremely limited cdr, the last transmissions, this slower but even more spaced out than the normal, edge of the techno, noise territorial killer. the other side, an original cosmic bibop, one of his most controversial and paranoic outputs, surprising and magical. hieroglyphic being is considered by morphine as our time's visionary, one of the last standing true afro-futurists.


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  • jamalliner1

    doser015 . metasplice - decant / churn
    liner4 In a time when techno and abstract music is sounding repetitive, Metasplice continue to utilize unconventional sounds and arrangements. "Decant", being the more floor oriented track, combines groovy bits that turn into splashing immense noises and harmonies. "Churn" opens with a barrage of beautifully crafted harmonic sequences, then relentlessly descends into a sublime world. Both tracks are spectacular floating grooves that immerse the listener in the group's unique and intense headspace.



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  • jamalliner1

    doser013slp . upperground orchestra - the eupen takes
    liner4 first long player from upperground orchestra initiates the new 'live series' of morphine records. the eupen takes is a live document clearly showing what the collective is normally improvising on stage, a chaotic but still tight blend of jazz, kraut and electronics, where nothing is previously planned, and analog synths and spaced out sounds melt with instruments in a natural and free approach. the eupen takes lp contains the second half of the june 2011 show at the meakusma stage, eupen muzik marathon.


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  • jamalliner1

    doser012 . metasplice - topographical interference
    liner4 emerging from an odd, obscure and unfriendly landscape, metasplice unveils a totally fresh and yet well rooted electronic madness. in their underrated scene made of small rooms and low ceilings, these two philadelphia based producers present their live crafted sounds on a table loaded with boxes and psychedelic leds, bringing the pureness and dirtiness of the noise world into a wider electronic scape. with an increasing catalog of recordings yet to be released, they have begun leaving their own sonic fingerprint on previously established eras of electronic music. metasplice unites the world of the most worshiped techno legends and electronica tycoons with the extremely pure and direct raw mentality of the noise world.


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  • redoseliner1

    redose-1 . donato dozzy / hieroglyphic being reworks
    liner4 spacepops (originally released on doser009) getting some special treatment from donato dozzy - one of our heroes from the more psychedelic & percussive side of the techno world. the track hints towards ‘club use’ while luring ears into the avant garde through seductive tweaks of the ems synthi. freak inspector, from madteo's infamous memoria album, gets a total re-mash by jamal moss aka hieroglyphic being- left to brew for a few years in the morphine curing closet and now at optimum maturity for it’s release. two masters of their respective games meeting over the sides of this 12” with more in common than we’d previously imagined


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  • tepcoliner1

    doser011 . morphosis - the tepco report

    liner4after more than 2 years of silence, following the mighty levitate venice EP by anthony 'shake' shakir, morphine records breaks the erratic travel and settles down to start delivering a new and drilling batch of dosers. again with an ep by the founder of the label rabih beaini under his morphosis monniker, the tepco report is a "manifesto" against the lies and bad management of the japanese crisis following the terrible earthquake of 2011. with a opening side for the new dosers, exposure is a drifting sequence of elements and sounds, a transitional score bringing the lights and shadows into a constant boiling level. while postatomicpoetry stands for its b side, for a more substained driving deep techno standard, if standard it can be called, the anthem for the solid repeated revolution of raw souls. with this new sonic manifesto, morphine records is back, same weapons, same cure with ultimate methods.


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  • shakeliner1

    doser010 . shake - levitate venice
    liner4 A brilliant 12" from one of Detroit’s most respected producers, Anthony 'Shake' Shakir. This is the full release of a super limited white label that dropped earlier this year. A tough and ballsy 12” - going everywhere from off key house and electro bullets to steppers/near Photekish-dubstep. Ridiculous. This will appeal to fans of his output on his own Frictional label and open eared people with a love for solid electronic music!

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  • timeliner1

    doser009 . ra.h - time

    liner4Spaced out new material from Morphine’s Ra.H – coming with a new edge but in a recognizable style. The EP is powerful mix of dub roots, jacking beats, vocal rings, retro drum machine presets and effects used in strong but simple form. Moving into Wave territory at times with a firm nod towards the Upsetter, Scratch... Time is one thing. Space is another.

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  • shakeliner1

    doser008 . hieroglyphic being - bathroom sessions

    liner4The 'Bathroom Sessions' material can be considered as Jamal Moss' more Experimental; pure and raw acid tracks, roughly recorded and released only on a very limited CD. Since then, there has been massive demand from music lovers for some form of vinyl pressing of this material. Morphine Records have done the honorable thing and selected tracks for release on this KILLER 12”. All tracks have been remastered and tuned to kick extra hard on the floor.

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  • shakeliner1

    doser007 . morphosis . dark myths of phoenicia pt2

    liner4Second Episode of the darkest mythologies in ancient times. Mot, god of death and underground, willing to take over the ancient worlds and the sons of EL. The only way for Baal to defeat his enemy is to go into his world of the undergound, and fight on his level, beating him and returning to life with the help of Anat. The Dark Myths of Phoenicia draws sonic waves to tell these legends about the eternal fight between Good and Bad, between Underground and Life. Mot with its heavy bassline hypnotize and smashes with power and anger, while Yaam is a background presence, ready for a definitive more subtle and refined attack.

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  • madteoliner1

    doser006 . madteo - memoria
    liner4 This edition of doser tells a life story with many solid influences: Lee Perry, Italo disco and the black jazz classics. Setting a new standard for the deep house scene, ‘Memoria’ reveals the eclectic and inspired musical path of Madteo, alongside his ‘mental’ and extremely personal (check tracks like: ‘Maconha low Disco’, ‘Abstrack’ and ‘Head Quarters’) He also continues his crucial collaboration with Sensational (formally Torture) delivering the infamous ‘Freak Inspector’, a cruelly mounted freeformed and futuristic Militia Anthem. Madteo's path is clearly one of a visionnary, old school minded, and with stunning musical skills

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  • UO1liner1

    doser005 . upperground orchestra - solaris eremit
    liner4 a raw selection out from a live session by the Upperground Orchestra, including a Ra.H edit of Solaris Eremit.

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  • kslliner1

    doser004 . ksoul & ra.h - untitled
    liner4 a one sided thriller from ksoul and ra.h, a direct source material recorded in one session and deserving a whole 12 only for it. a true dancefloor smasher.

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  • morph1liner1

    doser003 . morphosis . dark myths of phoenicia pt1
    liner4 After the ‘Hunting’ episode, Morphosis drops back with a series of tracks exploring the phoenician mythology. This one holds mystery, life in darkness and underground. The first part of this mythical saga is lead by hypnotic falls and screeming cuts on Anat, while Baal is trying to release himself from the underground’s reign of Mot, who will feature on the next challenge, the part 2. Soon……

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  • rahliner1

    doser002 . ra.h - fall of justice
    liner4 Ra.H gives comes with crunchy house patterns on a techno slant surround by deeper than deep layers. mad stuff too! 'Fall of Justice' features a tremendous drum roll sustained by organ excursions and thick analogue bass leads; Breaks and ambient padding are not allowed here - this goes straight to the feet. Syncopated drum fills and alternate basslines to refresh the structure on every step. The b-side features a deeper and more rebelliously structured track. 'Cheeky Herbs' has you surrounded by lead organ basses and distorted hats, for a hypnotic and dark feel of freedom.

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    doser001 . morphosis - hunting
    liner4 First Doser.

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"Off-center house specialist Madteo returns to Morphosis’ Morphine records with a heady three track EP of boundary challenging material. Chalky title track 'Insider' is the most straightforward of the bunch, while a drugged beat creates a harrowing feel on 'The Hidden Hand Principle'. Whirling, harsh feedback drones on 'Pram Reset' round an EP that is pretty out there, even for Madteo."

Bleep.com on doser018

 

 

"..it's the most degraded-sounding of his techno releases to date, featuring four tracks of supremely trippy and abrasive club-not-club music.."

the Quietus on doser016

 

 

"Hijacking the genome of Sähkö or Raster-Noton and challenging Vatican Shadow, Metasplice with its disoriented sound assaults is a revelation for 2012, reaching new peaks in the obscurity quotient and opening new perspectives for the floor"
Terminal 313 on doser015

 

 

"...Jamal Moss is back on Morphine, although you wouldn't think it by the sound of these painfully out-there tracks.....wey hey.....anyway... Both tracks clock in around the 13 minute mark and head deep into total-nutball territory. clued up sickness again on this excellent label. TIP...TJUUP..".

Rush Hour on doser014

 

 

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A Retrospective is an ancestral cousin to today’s avant garde electronic music exploring a similarly raw, electronic ‘folk’ (Rashad Becker, Monopoly Child Star Searchers, Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works) and body music (Jamal Moss in any of his guises). Churning percussion, brooding ambience, brittle sonic events and extreme register pairings also foreshadow the leaps and bounds later made by Autechre’s own Journey To Year Zero, among other potential comparisons.

FACT Magazine, on doser019LP

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