Anton Price

Anton Price is a jazz drummer turned electronic producer and back again. He has his own space-time continuum in which age-old African rhythms co-exist more or less peacefully with signals from the future. Where Kid Baltan plays chess with Tom Jenkinson, watching Logan's Run and drinking battery acid. Comparisons are easily made, but never fully appreciate the scope of all parties involved. Certain tracks on the new Autechre album 'Oversteps' for example, sound like Anton Price compositions from ten years back. Meaning no disrespect, only emphasizing the curious position he holds: outside any genre or scene. Skam label manager and dj extraordinaire Rob Hall frequently injects his sets with one of Price's puzzling breakbeats, full on energy and melody. Albums and ep's by Anton Price have become collector's pieces for people who fancy a bit of complexity between their climaxes, a short story between the beats. In another incarnation he drums and sings like a modern day Chet Baker with his own Dago Sondervan Quintet - including key players in Belgian jazz such as Jon Birdsong (Beck) and Eric Morel (Think Of One). For a theater tour he arranged his versions of Randy Newman's repertoire for a nine men band and forty strings. As Bohr Bug he released brooding electro and techno work-outs. Years ago he introduced jungle and rave in the Low Lands as DJ Dago. The Lambda festival in Antwerp - which he curates - will see a performance of yet a new project, Drummers Without Drums. All these bionic parts assemble into a shining compilation on Morse Records: 'Anton Price 1998 - 2018', a retrospective with a prospective twist. As a companion we release a limited vinyl edition: 'The Black Railway EP', boasting two brand new tracks and including a cd-r of the anthology.

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Catalog M22

Gameboy growing up. ‘Default Assassin’ is an 8 bit wonder going through phases of teenage Angst, dark romance and euphoria.
Lamont repaints the picture with Technicolor and a touch of stardust .
Chop stick extravaganza by Weirdo Anime creator MusSck aka Valance Drakes.
Shin Takai tickles with organic drums, playful bleeps and distorted salvos.

Tracks & Samples

Default Assassin


Shin Takai remix


MusSck remix


Lamont remix



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Catalog M15

Black Railway Steve Coleman and Five Elements. Analog drum computer. Straight James Brown rhythmics with an electro mind. Non-repetitive hi-hats create a peculiar flow. Melody in counterpoint. Recurring theme gives way to improvisation. M&G Melody Two voices in unisono part ways only to come back and complement each other. The bass makes it all the more harmonically relevant, and alters the context. Sounds arise from FM synthesis. The era is completely mechanical. Cyber-Baroque. Eyes Keep Rolling Instrumental preview of a song that will surface later this year on a vocal album. Latin piano. Salsa electro. Live acoustic drumming. Detroit strings. Bell sounds. Herbie Hancock outro. Little Decoherence Short version of Decoherence. African live drums. Generated thumb piano melody and rhythm. Analog echoes. Man loves machine. Jazzdub Ice Fusion answer to dubstep. Polyrhythms. Jazz bass line with a meandering sub bass line. Dark and dissonant.

Tracks & Samples

Jazzdub Ice


Black Railway


M&G Melody


Eyes Keep Rolling


Decoherence



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Catalog M15

Anton Price is a jazz drummer turned electronic producer and back again. He has his own space-time continuum in which age-old African rhythms co-exist more or less peacefully with signals from the future. Where Kid Baltan plays chess with Tom Jenkinson, watching Logan's Run and drinking battery acid. Comparisons are easily made, but never fully appreciate the scope of all parties involved. Certain tracks on the new Autechre album 'Oversteps' for example, sound like Anton Price compositions from ten years back. Meaning no disrespect, only emphasizing the curious position he holds: outside any genre or scene. Skam label manager and dj extraordinaire Rob Hall frequently injects his sets with one of Price's puzzling breakbeats, full on energy and melody. Albums and ep's by Anton Price have become collector's pieces for people who fancy a bit of complexity between their climaxes, a short story between the beats. In another incarnation he drums and sings like a modern day Chet Baker with his own Dago Sondervan Quintet - including key players in Belgian jazz such as Jon Birdsong (Beck) and Eric Morel (Think Of One). For a theater tour he arranged his versions of Randy Newman's repertoire for a nine men band and forty strings. As Bohr Bug he released brooding electro and techno work-outs. Years ago he introduced jungle and rave in the Low Lands as DJ Dago. The Lambda festival in Antwerp - which he curates - will see a performance of yet a new project, Drummers Without Drums. All these bionic parts assemble into a shining compilation on Morse Records: 'Anton Price 1998 - 2018', a retrospective with a prospective twist. As a companion we release a limited vinyl edition: 'The Black Railway EP', boasting two brand new tracks and including a cd-r of the anthology.

Tracks & Samples

Default Assasin


Distant Attractor


Deffil


Resurrection


Transformation


Offshore


X-Phase


Chloroform Prototype


Neural Network - Algorithm Interface


Syncopated Switches



Digital Downloads

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