2010 marks another landmark in the QED Records story. We recently set out on a journey which we may never return from– the journey to create moving images from the QED Records catalog.

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Presenting QED Records’ YouTube channel. The channel is open and ready for you with its first music video: “Midnight Monologue” by Acid42 from the LOGUE E.P. of 2007 [QD-4243]. You can download the EP from the Logue release page.

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qd-4260 Silverfilter - Tribes, EFX and 307

Silverfilter (Cyril Sorongon) used to gig around the Philippines using a formidable array of hardware synthesizers and samplers, including Korg ElectribesPioneer EFX DJ effects unit, and a Roland MC-307 groovebox.

Before he saw the light and switched over to a laptop / software and MIDI controller setup, he recorded for posterity this full-on live dance set which features the techno, breaks, and hard-hitting house styles he’s come to be known for. Over more than 2 hours, Silverfilter treats us to his energetic spirit where he bleeds electronic dance into our ears via his hardware. Bring on the house!

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[audio http://www.archive.org/download/qd-4260Silverfilter-TribesEfxAnd307liveHardwareSet/Qd-4260_silverfilter-TribesEfxAnd307.mp3|titles=Silverfilter-Tribes EFX and 307|width=550|animation=no|loader=0x3dcbff]

DETAILS:
One mp3 encoded at 256 kbps, 48 kHz stereo.
Total running time: 1:51:18

DOWNLOAD LINKS:

  • ZIP FILE: Download entire release as asingle VBR Zip file from Archive.org.
  • MP3 FILE:  qd-4260_silverfilter – tribes efx and 307 (Live Hardware Set) : 277.1 MB
  • ALBUM COVER (jpeg file):  264.1 KB

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ElectronicaManila:One is one in a series of releases by the Philippine collective of electronic musicians known as ElectronicaManila. The materials in this compilation have been contributed by the members of EM and showcase everything from house and techno, to DNB, breakbeat, downtempo, and broken beat. 25 tracks of blissful headphone candy and dancefloor tunes.

Originally released under AstigRecords, this compilation is being re-released under QED Records in preparation for future EM releases. Enjoy the electronic sounds of the Philippines!

Download album as a VBR ZIP file (189 MB) from Archive.org
Individual tracks after the jump.

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[qd-4258] Nyko Maca + Playground: Dancing in My Head

Dancing in My Head is a 4-track sampler from Nyko Maca + Playground’s self-titled debut album under Infectious Records. Nyko Maca + Playground is a Manila-based band combining electronica, acid jazz, and house music with Brazilian rhythms, jazz vocals and acoustic instrumentation. The result is a stellar combination of old-school jazz crooning with modern dancefloor beats.

FILE UNDER: house, acidjazz, chillout, electronica, nujazz
DETAILS:4 mp3s encoded at 320 kbps 44.1 kHz stereo. | Total runtime: 19:28
DOWNLOAD:  Get the  EP as a zip file of VBR MP3s (45 MB) from Archive.org | Individual tracks after the jump

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photo of fireworks in night sky

Happy New Year World 2010. Photo by Lel4nd

First of all, Happy New Year!

Second, we’ve made a change in webhost over the Christmas break. The QED  Records netlabel can now be found at http://qed.valdellon.com.  Change your bookmarks, kiddies. It’s on a subdomain on my main website. Still not under its own domain name, but maybe someday that will change.

Third, we’ve got a cornucopia of releases slated in the next few months. Expect 2 major releases from the Electronica Manila collective. Plus a release from acid jazz /house act: Nyko Maca + Playground. Plus new releases from all the usual suspects.

Fourth, we’re not selfish and we’re not hogging the spotlight. We’re actually happy there are now more netlabels featuring music by Philippine musicians.  Take a look at Deeper Manila, KamiasRoad, Sibika’t Kultura Records. If you know of any more, send them our way. We love to listen.

Fifth, we hope to get back to regular uploads after numerous breaks in ’09. Here’s to a more consistent year!

Switchboard Of Souls (SOS) is primarily led by Christopher Quintos, a Fresno, California-based musician who puts together darkwave and industrial tracks that smell like they come from a parallel universe in 1986. His music is modern and synth-driven, but the musical structures, melodies and sometimes even lyrics are throwbacks to a past age.

SOS is one of the QED artists we’ve never met in person, but who has contributed a massive amount of music to the archive: as of September 2009 he has 5 releases in the QED Records  catalog. We caught up with him via email soon after the release of his 10-track album “Don’t Bother Me – Remixes” [qd-4257] to ask about his music and his process.

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(qd-4257) Switchboard Of Souls - Dont Bother Me

(qd-4257) Switchboard Of Souls - Don't Bother Me

When Switchboard Of Souls sings: “Don’t bother me, just leave us alone, don’t you know that we’re all just as human,” he sounds the anthem of the alienated and the disenfranchised. It’s a simple enough tune, but the variations do bring new viewpoints to the plate.

The first two original 8-minute-plus tracks utilize a driving darkwave synth with guitars and vocals reminiscent of early New Order, but subsequent versions range from electro 808 State-like arrangements (Common Prayer Mix), to industrial stylings (BlenderMix), to sinister downtempo (Hands & Feet Mix), to 90s pop remix (InstrumentalMix), to new age piano (Sonata), to a combo of everything on the 2 reprises.

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DETAILS:   Total runtime: 47:10  |  10 MP3s encoded at 192 kbps, 44.1 kHz stereo.

DOWNLOAD:  Entire album as a single zip file with VBR MP3s. (File size:65 MB) – from Archive.org

Individual tracks after the jump.

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