martes, 13 de junio de 2017

RHYS CELESTE - MICROLITH

First, thanks for the support to this project. In last months we received emails and messages about Rhys and his music almost every day, from old friends to people that discovered his music because this release, and also from people that only wrote to express their condolences, thanks to all of you, we really appreciate every word you sent.
This project is one of the most difficult things I made in my life, when I start with a new project I like to write to the artists and talk about the little details for the design, the artwork and of course also about the technical details of the mastering, it is a process that I really enjoy, but this time I had to do it alone and this was the most difficult part of the process. This time the conversations about all these details only took place in my head, of course Anais and my daughters helped me as they always do in every project, but this time all the fight was in my mind, "I have to do it perfect, I have to do it perfect..", of course it is not but I put all I have in all levels into this project with the only hope Rhys and his family can be proud when they have these records in their hands.
Remembering Rhys and his family every time we play these records is the best way to honor his music and his name.
The records are now in our hands and we are mounting the plexiglass jackets with the translucens papers, bolts, etc :) will be a hard work for some days, so please be patience, as you know we are only a little label and we will need time, but we will start sending your orders very soon. 
And yes, we will answer your emails in the next hours. Thanks again!

Madrid, 13th June 2017
Alek





lunes, 27 de marzo de 2017

MICROLITH by RHYS CELESTE - FUNDAMENTAL RECORDS 016

RHYS CELESTE | MICROLITH 
FUNDAMENTAL RECORDS 016


Rhys Celeste aka Microlith passed away 26th February. 24 years old.

The fatal weekend when Rhys lost his life I was mastering the tracks for his release in Fundamental Records. Rhys sent me the tracks only a few days before. He kept about forty untitled tracks for Fundamental Records and together we selected a perfect track list for the album. I was with all these melodies in my head all that weekend, I remember perfectly that feeling. Today I still have that special sensation that you can feel in all tracks composed by Rhys, something nostalgic with a big doses of happiness and hope in every note. When I was mastering his tracks I was like a young kid with a new record in my hands, each track is great, even the interludes are very special compositions.

I am sure the people who support the projects we release in Fundamental Records will support this album not only for the circumstances but mainly because the quality of the tracks from someone with only 24 years… this is sad. I feel a deep emptiness inside of me because Rhys never listened the final tracks mastered. This feeling is something I can't explain in words, and it is very difficult to carry within me. The next monday after his death I was like out of my body, we had a mountain of work with the shipping of the 808 Box but I felt totally paralyzed, my wife Anais and I could hardly speak, we were speechless for some minutes, looking to the screen of the computer trying to understand what happened, then I decided I have to do what I said to Rhys only two days before, and I opened the player in my laptop and I started to work in the design for the cover with the music of Rhys in repeat mode. I was in front of the screen all day, printing many sketches and color variations.

Only a few days ago we finally contacted with Aidan, the brother of Rhys (thanks Neil and Daniel for your help) and he allows us to release this album. We are honored to release this work in our label and we will try to give to this fantastic work as much exposure as possible. Most of you already know that Fundamental Records is only two persons, Anais and I, we are not a big label and our promotion capabilities are limited, for this reason we ask you for all your help for sharing this info to your social media or any other way, any help, even the most insignificant will be appreciated. If you need some kind of info or other stuff in some particular way please contact with us here: info@fundamental-records.com

I called Fundamental Records to our label for a very good reason and this project deserves this adjective in full effect. For the same reason I also decided to release this album under the real name of the artist, Rhys Celeste and use his music name, Microlith, for the title.

I called Fundamental Records to our label for a very good reason and this project deserves this adjective in full effect. This album is a masterwork. 


Ladies and Gents, may I introduce you...

MICROLITH written and composed by RHYS CELESTE...


     - Alek Stark. Madrid, 25th March 2017




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RHYS CELESTE | MICROLITH
FR016
Release Date: May 2017

Double album, 2x12", we will include also an extra 7".

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We will release two different versions of this album. When we started designing the cover we made many color variations, but after a few days we have one more elegant, more similar to our covers but we thought to make something with more color, we found also a very nice transparent green plexiglass and then we introduce the yellow to the final design. We were talking about what could be the best version because they are VERY different but we love both, so we decided to release them at the same time, this way will be you who decide what is your favorite.

CLASSIC FR VERSION
2x12" white vinyl records 
7" extra record 
Clear plexiglass jacket
Hi-quality T-Shirt

ACID VERSION
2x12" yellow vinyl records 
7" extra record 
Clear Green Fluo plexiglass jacket

LISTEN IT HERE
https://soundcloud.com/alekstark/fr016-rhys-celeste-microlith-album-preview/s-NgHiI

You can pre-order this album now, available only here:
info@fundamental-records.com

FUNDAMENTAL RECORDS 016
All tracks Written & Produced by Rhys Celeste.
Mastered by Alek Stark
Artwork by Alek Stark


lunes, 6 de febrero de 2017

4TH TIME CAPSULE - 808 BOX


4TH TIME CAPSULE aka 808 BOX
Limited Edition 200 copies, available for selling only 150 units
(50 units are reserved for the artists involved in the project)

LAST UNITS!! ORDER HERE:
info@fundamental-records.com

- White wooden box silk screen printed in gold

- 8 vinyl records 12", 180gr, lacquer mastering
- 1 extra record 12", 180gr. lacquer mastering with 32 loops by Egyptian Lover, directly from his Roland TR-808.
- High quality t-shirt printed with the TR-808 drum machine.
- Four high quality printed artworks in 29x29cms/300gr cardboard, designed by Alek Stark for last releases of Fundamental Records.

54 tracks - more than 4 hours of pure electro music.


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In alphabetical order, tracks by:


ALEK STARK - ALPHA 606 - ALPHACOM - ANDREA BENEDETTI - BASTARDNET - CPU - CROTAPHYTUS - CYGNUS - DARREN J. HORGAN - DAS MUSTER - DIBU-Z - DIGITIZER - DIRTY INSTRUCTED - DJ’IGITAL - DVS NME - EGYPTIAN LOVER - FEDERICO LEOCATA - FRANCK KARTELL - FREDDY FRESH - HOLTZ - ITPDWIP - KIND HUMAN BEING - KITBUILDERS - KOOVA - KURT BAGGALEY - LARRY McCORMICK - LUKE EARGOGGLE - MAGIKBITUM - METACOMPLEX - MICROLITH - MICROSLAV - MOODEX - MUTEX - NEGOCIUS MAN - NOAMM - NOISE&NOISE - OBERGMAN - PENELOPE MARTIN - PLANT43 - PROTOTEK - RUTHERFORD - SCAPE ONE - THE EXALTICS - VEMA-DIODES - WISP - 214 - -=UHU=-


All tracks mastered by Alek Stark at Fundamental Audio





THE NINTH RECORD BY EGYPTIAN LOVER

This is part of the fourth Time Capsule aka 808 Box.

This year the 808 Box is very special in part because one of the pioneers of electro music contributed to the next 808 Box in a very special way.


Egyptian Lover, you know how important is his contribution to the history of electro music and what is his preferred tool… yes, the Roland TR-808.




We contacted with him a few months ago and we were talking about the project and he loved it so he decided to record all the his classic patterns programmed on his 808 in last years and send it to me for mastered, later we recorded this master to tape and after, in a beautiful Neumann VMS70 machine modified for making loops we cut the 32 patterns of his own TR-808 for a very special record with loops…

This year you will have 32 loops programmed by Egyptian Lover of his Roland TR-808. You will have an essential part of the history of electro music in your hands, basically… the soul of the Roland TR-808, not any 808… the Roland TR-808 used by Egyptian Lover for all his classic records…….


As some of you known Egyptian Lover "added" a new sound to the Roland TR-808, that sound will be also in this record, I am sure you listened this sound many times, it is not part of the sonic palette of the 808, it is the sound of the trigger out used to trigger and sync other machines to the 808 but he was the first to use it in a completely different way and keep it as part of his own style. You can see how here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhy2dU1hZOY


He also recorded other sounds like vocoders and also his classic breaths, this way you can mix this sounds with other records or you can also mix two loops and obtains completely new tracks.


Mastered by Alek Stark at Fundamental Audio


You can order the new 808 Box here, LAST UNITS!!!!


info@fundamental-records.com



viernes, 25 de noviembre de 2016

NOW AVAILABLE!

PATRONEN C - D
FUNDAMENTAL RECORDS 013

Limited edition 100 copies. 2x12" white vinyl. Lacquer Mastering.
Plexiglass Jacket/Translucens Cardboard
Included Hi-Q T-Shirt
Release Date: 1st Dec 2016
Order here: info@fundamental-records.com

Produced by Patronen between 1992-94
Mastered by Alek Stark at Fundamental Records


NOW AVAILABLE!

FUNDAMENTAL RECORDS 014
CYGNUS | COSMOS
Limited edition 100 copies. Plexiglass Jacket + T-shirt
2xLP White Records + extra 7"color vinyl, Lacquer Mastering
Plexiglass Jacket/Translucens Cardboard
Included High Quality T-Shirt Silkcreen Printed in two colors
Now available, order here: info@fundamental-records.com
Written and Produced by Phillip Washington
Master by Alek Stark at Fundamental Audio
Artwork by Alek Stark


jueves, 24 de noviembre de 2016

PATRONEN A B C D - LIMITED EDITION 50 COPIES - PRE-ORDER NOW

PATRONEN ABCD - LIMITED EDITION 50 COPIES
Fundamental Records FR013

4x12" Vinyl Black/Clear Records - Lacquer Mastering
2 Original Tapes with Exclusive Tracks
High quality T-Shirt - Silk Screen Printed
Hard Cardboard Box
Only 50 units… 

PRE-ORDER HERE: info@fundamental-records.com

CYGNUS - COSMOS - FR014 - AVAILABLE NOW!


FUNDAMENTAL RECORDS 014
CYGNUS | COSMOS

Limited edition 100 copies

Plexiglass Jacket
+ 2xLP White Vinyl
+ 7" color vinyl
+ T-shirt

Plexiglass Jacket/Translucens Cardboard

High Quality T-Shirt Silkcreen Printed in two colors


AVAILABLE NOW: info@fundamental-records.com
Written and Produced by Phillip Washington
Master by Alek Stark at Fundamental Audio
Artwork by Alek Stark

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FUNDAMENTAL RECORDS 014
CYGNUS | COSMOS
This is very special edition of Cosmos, previously released in digital format in Biosoft Records.
Four tracks are available only in vinyl format: B1 TACHYONS, D1 EUROPA I, and the both tracks available in the extra 7" included in this edition: EUROPA II and RADIO ROOM. 

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"We inhabit a universe where atoms are made in the centers of stars; where each second a thousand suns are born; where life is sparked by sunlight and lightning in the airs and waters of youthful planets; where the raw material for biological evolution is sometimes made by the explosion of a star halfway across the Milky Way; where a thing as beautiful as a galaxy is formed a hundred billion times - a Cosmos of quasars and quarks, snowflakes and fireflies, where there may be black holes and other universe and extraterrestrial civilizations whose radio messages are at this moment reaching the Earth.

We are the local embodiment of a Cosmos grown to self-awareness. We have begun to contemplate our origins: starstuff pondering the stars; organized assemblages of ten billion billion billion atoms considering the evolution of atoms; tracing the long journey by which, here at least, consciousness arose. Our loyalties are to the species and the planet. We speak for Earth. Our obligation to survive is owed not just to ourselves but also to that Cosmos, ancient and vast, from which we spring."





viernes, 16 de septiembre de 2016

FUNDAMENTAL RECORDS 014 - PLEXIGLASS LIMITED EDITION 100 COPIES

Fundamental Records 014
Plexiglass Jacket - Translucens Cardboard
2x12" white vinyl records + 7" color vinyl. Lacquer Mastering
Limited Edition 100 units

Pre-order:
info@fundamental-records.com

Listen it here:
https://soundcloud.com/alekstark/sets/cygnus-cosmos-fundamental-records-014






domingo, 20 de diciembre de 2015

ALSO INCLUDED IN THE THIRD 808 BOX







This special 12" by Der Zyklus is part of the extra content for the third Time Capsule aka 808 Box. Also included an alternative version by Alek Stark.
The vinyl is 180gr. one-sided, mixed clear and black, silkscreen printed in glow in the dark ink in B Side.


An H II region is a large, low-density cloud of partially ionized gas in which star formation has recently taken place. The short-lived blue stars forged in these regions emit copious amounts of ultraviolet light that ionize the surrounding gas. H II regions—sometimes several hundred light-years across—are often associated with giant molecular clouds. The first known H II region was the Orion Nebula, which was discovered in 1610 by Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc.
H II regions are named for the large amount of ionised atomic hydrogen they contain, referred to as H II, pronounced H-two by astronomers (an H I region being neutral atomic hydrogen, and H2 being molecular hydrogen). Such regions have extremely diverse shapes, because the distribution of the stars and gas inside them is irregular. They often appear clumpy and filamentary, sometimes showing bizarre shapes such as the Horsehead Nebula. H II regions may give birth to thousands of stars over a period of several million years. In the end, supernova explosions and strong stellar winds from the most massive stars in the resulting star cluster will disperse the gases of the H II region, leaving behind a cluster of birthed stars such as the Pleiades.

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH THE 808 BOX HERE:
info@fundamental-records.com

jueves, 17 de diciembre de 2015

THIRD TIME CAPSULE aka 808 BOX


TWIN PARADOX SERIES 003 - CARDBOARD VERSION - LIMITED 100 COPIES

TWIN PARADOX SERIES 003 | CARDBOARD EDITION
by LUKE Eargoggle & Faceless Mind
2x12" Transparent Red vinyl - Lacquer Mastering
For those who missed the the plexiglass jacket version, now you can buy this version in recycled cardboard, silkscreen printed in two colors with hi quality lacquer mastering vinyl in transparent red.
Or write directly here: info@fundamental-records.com
Price: 29 euro
Artwork by Alek Stark
All tracks mastered by Alek Stark








martes, 15 de diciembre de 2015

IT'S HERE!!

We finally received the records of my album Fundamentals Of Space Travel. High quality vinyl, lacquer mastering.

FUNDAMENTAL RECORDS DOUBLE ALBUM. FR000
Release Date, first days November
Limited edition 100 copies
2x12" White Vinyl. Lacquer Mastering
Plexiglass Jacket/Translucens Cardboard
Included T-Shirt

THIRD TIME CAPSULE aka 808 BOX - VERY SOON!!!

 THIRD TIME CAPSULE aka 808 BOX | FR012 

FR012-01
PRE-ORDERinfo@fundamental-records.com
808 BOX | FUNDAMENTAL RECORDS
8x12" vinyl records lacquer mastering, 180gr.
Hi quality T-shirt
Big poster
Black wooden box with the classic 808 silkscreen printed in gold
Very special extra record 12", 180gr
More than 50 tracks by:
ALEK STARK | ARNOLD STEINER | BETA EVERS | COMPOSITE PROFUSE | CPU | CROTAPHYTUS | CYGNUS | D’ARCANGELO | DAS MUSTER | DIODES VEMA | DMX KREW | DVS NME | FACELESS MIND | FAH | FRANK KARTELL | HADAMARD | HELENA HAUFF | HOLTZ | ITPDWIP | JEREMIAH R. | KAN3DA | KITBUILDERS | KOOVA | LCTR | LOWFISH | LUKE EARGOGGLE | METACOMPLEX | MNLTH | MONOBASS | NOAMM & MISS NOIR | NOISE&NOISE | OBERGMAN | PATRONEN | PENELOPE MARTIN | PLANT43 | SCAPE ONE | SKANFROM | SOLVENT | SSRI | SYNC 24 | TESLASONIC | THE EXALTICS | THE HACKER | TVARJ CNA | UMWELT | -=UHU=-

domingo, 6 de diciembre de 2015

AVAILABLE NEXT WEEK!!!

ALEK STARK | FUNDAMENTALS OF SPACE TRAVEL
Available next week!!!
Limited edition 100 copies
2x12" White Vinyl. Lacquer Mastering
Plexiglass Jacket/Translucens Cardboard
Included T-Shirt

ALEK STARK | FUNDAMENTALS OF SPACE TRAVEL

 FR000  |  ALEK STARK  |  FUNDAMENTALS OF SPACE TRAVEL 

Release Date, first days November
Limited edition 100 copies
2x12" White Vinyl. Lacquer Mastering
Plexiglass Jacket/Translucens Cardboard
Included T-Shirt
ALEK STARK ABOUT FUNDAMENTALS OF SPACE TRAVEL
In 2009 I released the first part of Fundamentals Of Space Travel in Transient Force. This record was released in CD and digital, two years after Transient Force released the second part as digital download.
I have very special feelings and memories connected to all these tracks. The name of my label, Fundamental Records come from the name of these albums, also the name of my mastering studio, Fundamental Audio.
Before these albums I released an EP called "En las calles de Madrid" and release these works in Transient Force was one of the best experience in my life. First because Arnold Steiner understood my music like no one before. In that time I was in a very hard situation in my life and he push me to make new tracks and change my mind when I was literally out of this reality. The level of understanding with Arnold is like a blood brother, and after all these years I have the same feeling, talk with him is always a pleasure, his vision about the music is clear and unique, as producer he was always a big influence in my music, as many albums released in Transient Force, but if I have to define Arnold and of course Transient Force with only a word would be authentic.
Transient Force was a place where everything was pure inspiration, the music, the projects, even the artworks designed by Arnold. Transient Force is unique project very hard to be repeated again, I think impossible.
I remember that time very well, It was a terrible period of my life except when I met my current wife. Anais was like a ray of light, literally, a big help in those days. I was very lost and she helped me even with the order of the tracks, in fact without her and Arnold I never released all these tracks. Today we are still together, like first day, Fundamental Records would be an impossible project without Anais.
There is only one thing I missed when I released my project in Transient Force, play it in my turntables. In last years I received many emails from people who love my work for Transient Force but they really love to have these tracks in vinyl, so after think about it several times I decided to release my favorite tracks in a double vinyl.
The illustration of the album is a work of an artist from New Zealand, Jeremy Geddes. When I saw this image for first time I remember I said "that is how I felt myself in those days"… alone in the dark…. Fundamentals Of Space Travel is a trip inside me… most of the tracks I composed alone in a wood house, in the middle of nowhere…
I remember when I wrote to Jeremy years ago, he asked me for my music and only when he listened my tracks he said yes to the collaboration for my album, my music was inspirational from him, in his words! I remember how happy made me know it.
I will release this double album as the reference FR000 of Fundamental Records in the first days of December in our classic plexiglass jacket with a very special t-shirt, numbered and limited to 100 copies.



TWIN PARADOX SERIES 003 | FR010

 TWIN PARADOX SERIES 003  |  LUKE EARGOGGLE & FACELESS MIND


Limited edition 100 copies.
2x12" white vinyl. Plexiglass Jacket/Translucens Cardboard
Only vinyl. Not available as digital download
Price: 50 euro
LAST COPIES!
Included Hi-Q T-Shirt.
Release Date: 1st September 2015
Snow in June: Written & Produced by Luke Eargoggle except A1, w/p by Johan Kruse Inkinen
Data Bara: Written & Produced by Faceless Mind except A3, A4, B3 w/p by Johan Kruse Inkinen
Artwork by Alek Stark
All tracks mastered by Alek Stark
Luke talks about Snow In June:
"Snow In June was mostly written and produced almost a year ago in Greece on the island Crete. Since Im not the biggest fan of the sun all day long I brought a mini studio to the hotel where I could escape the hot weather after the beach and put the the aircondition on the max. Machines were all in sync and the journey began... Also after having some nice conversations with Mr Alek Stark we planned and exchanged some thoughts around this record and it became this paradox double album. The music I guess speaks for it self. I think it has alot of my sound in it but also alot other influences that I think not even Eargoggle had heard before. For me like all music I do its a tribute to machines and feelings to create a new world. To be able to express and combine them... Travelling is always mysterious and interesting...Hope you can travel with it! Use the Eargoggles…
Faceless Mind talks about Data Bara:
Faceless Mind is the project of Johan inkinen & Luke Eargoggle. Basically its about experiment and alot of red wine. We have a sound that we dont want to challenge to much but still go deeper in what we do and discover on during the path. On this album its tracks from the last two years even if most of them are made pretty recent. We are really happy to release it on Fundamental Records.



TWIN PARADOX SERIES 002 | FR009


 TWIN PARADOX SERIES 002  |  DAS MUSTER & MUMM 


Limited edition 100 copies.
2x12" white vinyl. Plexiglass Jacket/Translucens Cardboard
Only vinyl. Not available as digital download
DAS MUSTER | MUMM
Included Hi-Q T-Shirt.
Release Date: 15th May 2015
Written and Produced by Marcus Mumm
Artwork by Alek Stark
All tracks mastered by Alek Stark
Price: 50 euro
LAST COPIES!
DAS MUSTER - DER LANGE WEG
TWIN PARADOX SERIES 002 | FUNDAMENTAL RECORDS 009
Marcus Mumm talks about his project Das Muster:
As Das Muster I am mostly doing dark science fiction electro. The meaning of Das Muster is or could be pattern, sample, model, a scheme. It depends on the listener, I always wanted to keep that open to the listener as I also imagine this or that. But the main meaning for me is the scheme or pattern behind things.
I want to transport feelings with that music, good or bad feelings like fear or being monitored, that's why it mostly sounds dark. The overall sound of Das Muster is done with analog synths to keep it timeless with the technique that is there since decades.
MUMM - EIN BLICK IN DIE ZUKUNFT
TWIN PARADOX SERIES 002 | FUNDAMENTAL RECORDS 009
Marcus Mumm talks about his project:
With my project Mumm I can live my passion for synth pop/new wave/80's music. Since I was a boy I was always dreaming to make my own music and to sing to it. My passion for an unique and timeless sound and my strong will to transfer my emotions and thoughts into music. I always had the feeling to translate my thoughts into sound and this is just what I do. I do it with the passion to be heard, that maybe someone feels the same and understands me It was a dream coming true to create my own soundscapes.

domingo, 4 de enero de 2015

 FUNDAMENTAL RECORDS 007 - PATRONEN - PATRONEN A/B 
Twin Paradox Series 001 - FR007
DOUBLE ALBUM | Twin Paradox Series = Two different albums from the same or different artists/projects.
Limited edition 100 copies.
2x12" white vinyl. Plexiglass Jacket/Translucens Cardboard
Included Hi-Q T-Shirt.
Release Date: January 2015
Pre-orders here: info@fundamental-records.com










SECOND TIME CAPSULE aka 808 BOX





 SECOND TIME CAPUSULE aka 808 Box | FR008 

8x12” vinyl, 180gr.
+ 12” with 32 original TR 808 loops recorded to tape.
+ Limited 808 T-shirt
+ Poster, black paper printed in silver. Size: 65x87cms !!
+ 2 Limited Custom Slipmats
LIMITED EDITION 88 UNITS
Pre-order here: info@fundamental-records.com
All tracks mastered for vinyl by Alek Stark at Fundamental Audio.
This project will be available only in vinyl format.
Time Capsule | 808 Box | In alphabetical order:
ALEK STARK, ARNOLD STEINER - BORIS DIVIDER - CPU - CYGNUS - DAS MUSTER - DIGITIZER - DIODES - FRANCK KARTELL - HADAMARD - HEADNOAKS - HEINRICH DRESSEL - INFORM3R - JAUZAS THE SHINING - KID MACHINE - KOOVA - LUKE EARGOGGLE - MAGIKBITUM - MAX DURANTE - MONOBASS - NOISE&NOISE - OBERGMAN - PATRONEN - PENÉLOPE MARTIN - PLANT 43 - SCAPE ONE - SYNC24 - SYNTH ALIEN - TESLASONIC - TRANSPARENT SOUND - TAU SAGITTARII - -=UHU=- - UMWELT - VICTORIA LUKAS - WE ARE THE HUNTERS


lunes, 1 de septiembre de 2014

FUNDAMENTAL RECORDS 005. DMX Krew | 100 Tears


Here is our new release! Fundamental Records 005:

DMX Krew  |  100 Tears
Its a double vinyl album full of analog drums and melodies, pure DMX Krew style.

LIMITED EDITION 100 COPIES
SPECIAL PLEXIGLASS JACKET 
DOUBLE GREEN TRANSPARENT VINYL
INCLUDE HiQ T-SHIRT


You can listen the stems here: