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OUT NOVEMBER 2016

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Artist: Juanpablo / ArD2

Title: “Gliptolito” (Ep)

Format: 12” Vinyl

Ref: FRV021 - STR002

200 copies – Hand made details on artwork

Gliptolito sees Frigio return to its beginnings whilst making a bold statement of future intent. This time in collaboration with Seti Recordings for a split release by the heads of both labels. Juanpablo shares the platter with ArD2, the team of Ekis and Penélope Martín (of NSRB-11 and Zwischenwelt.)

Label boss Juanpablo opens with his ever evolving sound. Rasping beats and subtle key changes are warmed by basslines in the cerebral “Ica”. “There is a Silence” comes from a similarly esoteric place, gentle chords shimmering against glitchy undercurrents and clean drums. ArD2 follow up their 2010 appearance on Frigio with two tracks of complex machine funk. Sidelined is their trademark electro sound as the pair lean towards electronica and broken percussion for “Winter.” Colder tones arrive with “Utopia”, sublime string work warming them through to bring “Gliptolito” to a close.

33 bpm

Side A by Juanpablo

A1. Ica

A2. There is a Silence (ft Susan Lemon)

Side B by ArD2

B1. Winter

B2. Utopia

 

 OUT  MAY 2016 !

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Artist: Le Chocolat Noir (ft remixes by June & Cute Heels )

Title: “Transform” (Ep)

Format: 12” Vinyl (200 copies)

Ref: FRV020

Following a brief stint in Italy with Hesperius Draco, Frigio Records is on the road again, this time crossing the Adriatic to hook up with Le Chocolat Noir. The Croatian artist, known for Disco Panonia and his work as Honored Matres, is no stranger to Frigio, having featured on All Stars Vol 1 in 2014.

“Transform Ep” is introduced by the industrial mental sounds of “Greedy Pets” and followed by a new name to the roster as June delivers his interpretation of it. A grimy wave edge is pursued by the Greek machine man for a driving take. Drums slip and bass rumbles in a tense and terse piece of gritty music. Then Le Chocolat Noir offers the dark and looming “N.E.T.”. Blackened lyrics are sampled as thick bars of synth and licks of acid make for a menacing curtain fall on side A.

On the flip side, the steely claps and burbling bass are rinsed in metal for the gleaming EBM infused “Doing Dishes” with vocals ghost beneath the currents. Following up, vocals picked up by Colombia’s Cute Heels as the electronic savant debuts on Frigio for a simmering aquatic remix.

33 bpm

 A1. Greedy Pets

A2. Greedy Pets (June TZ remix)

A3. N.E.T.

B1. Doing Dishes (Instrumental Edit)

B2. Doing Dishes (Cute Heels remix) 

 

WATCH GREEDY PETS (JUNE TZ REMIX) VIDEO !!

 

OUT DECEMBER 2015 !

Artist: Hesperius Draco (aka Alessandro Parisi) 

Title: “Northern Sages” (Ep) 

Format: 12” Vinyl (300 copies – Full color sleeve)

Ref: FRV019

Frigio Records are delighted to announce that Alessandro Parisi is once again donning the darkened robes of Hesperius Draco. "Northern Sages Ep" ft Drvg Cvltvre rmx!! 12" vinyl.

Following the acclaimed “Cathar Rhythms” this supremely talented Italian artist delivers. The five track mini- album continues the Draco search to balance tainted techno, sinister synth and soulful sounds.

The underhanded rumblings of “Tronitum Domini” introduces before filth encrusted bass blurs the menacing visage of “Mjolnir”, claps scarring the already grimacing sounds. To end the first side, the medieval blast of “ASI Kingdom (Mitt Hjerte)” is track that makes the difference. Blackened clouds build for the intense and tapering “Fenrir Eye.” Those skies crack with thunder as the finale is conjured by analogue alchemist Drvg Cvltvre.

33 bpm

A1. Tronitum Domini 

A2. Mjolnir 

A3. ASI Kingdom (Mitt Hjerte) 

B1. Fenir Eyes (Drvg Cvltvre Remix) 

B2. Fenir Eyes

 

WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO !!

 

FRIGIO LABEL NIGHTS !!

Frigio will return to Germany next September for 2 label nights and great performances by:

Fr 25 Sep @ Griessmuehle, Berlin with:

Room: Mick Wills, Le Chocolat Noir (Live), Juanpablo, Sneaker. Terrace: Vinilette & Jasss.

Sa 26 Sep @ Altes Wettbüro, Dresden with:

Le Chocolat Noir (Live), Juanpablo & Sneaker.

 

OUT NOW ON FRIGIO !!

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Artist: Most Significant Beat

Title: “Geometric State Compilation” (Lp)

Format: 12” Vinyl (Ltd. 300 numbered copies)

Artist: Most Significant Beat

Ref: FRV018

300 numbered copies – Handmade serigraphy prints and details on cover – Includes Poster (30cm x 30cm)

What did the pioneers of Industrial and Synth Wave do when the age of Techno dawned in the early nineties? The simple answer is, some made Techno. Well that’s what Clock DVA’s Maurizio Martinucci (aka TeZ) and Esplendor Geometrico’s Saverio Evangelista did back in the day as Most Significant Beat. This project has lain dormant for more than twenty years but has been dusted down, given a stiff drink and set to wax by Frigio Records. All tracks were recorded in between 1996 – 2000 and were released on CD for Geometrik Records years back except the first track “Geometric State” which is unreleased. “Geometric State” is the first finding. Rasp and resonance click and gasp. Gears grind and grate as the track blooms into a fledgling piece of thought-filled Techno. Jittering samples introduce “Amy Tekno” as a floor filling Electro takes hold. No parameters are adhered to, seeing as parameters hadn’t been set; instead Most Significant Beat establish their own. “Black Industry” conjures up the ghosts of the assembly line, sonic wraiths which haunt their way into the crack and thump of “SMB Nukleus Patternz.” The EP is sealed with the rhythmic ramblings of “Dose 1 – Brain Booster.” A cacophony of cymbals careen headlong into hi-hats as the duo deliver a warped and wonderful work of post-New Beat. Rediscovered prototypes from the founding fathers of electronic music.

33 bpm

A1. Geometric State
A2. Amy Tekno
A3. Black Industry
B1. Madrid Mix Part 3
B2. SMB (Nukleuz Patternz)
B3. Dose 1 – Brain Booster

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Frigio Label Nights in Germany to come on April !!

Two dates confirmed for a our Frigio Nights in April /w Juanpablo, Sneaker and Hesperius Draco aka Alessandro Parisi LIVE in Germany.

24th April - Griessmühle, Berlin 

25th April - Goldhorn, Leipzig

 

OUT NOW !!

FRV017 "THE HIDEOUT" BY JUANPABLO 

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Limited Collectors Vinyl Edition - 125 hand numbered copies Handmade serigraphy prints and details on cover - Includes High Quality Download Code & Sticker

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Artist: Juanpablo

Title: “The Hideout” (Mini-Lp)

Format: 12” Vinyl ( Ltd. 125 numbered copies )

Ref: FRV017 

Following the excellent Lost Series (Part 1) and (Part 2), Frigio label founder Juanpablo is back, this time with a full five track mini-LP:

Darkness gathers above the needle’s edge as the Colombian artist delivers the shadow strewn The Hideout. Abstraction is balanced against dancefloor clout across this quintet of underworld electronics. Rhythms curve and bend, scattering into the blackened chasms of “Chrome Light” and “Shadow’s Color,” before resurfacing into the light of “Indumorg.” The title piece burns with a slow intensity. Sinister coils of Acid drip, skies bruise and ash rains before “They Watching You” closes.

Juanpablo’s builds on his past releasing, melting the lines of Techno, House and Electro and remoulding genres and blurring styles. Eclipsed sounds from the centre of Spain.

 33 bpm

A1. The Hideout
A2. Indumorg
B1. Shadow´s Color
B2. Chrome Light
B3. They Watching You

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Official videos from the Hideout on Frigio..

"Shadow´s Color" by Juanpablo.

"The Hideout" by Juanpablo.

"Chrome Light" by Juanpablo.

 

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Listen to snippets for the "The Hideout" by Juanpablo to be released this month.