“Upitup” (Used 15 times)
Upitup_Records on 07/14/2015 at 09:14PM
Upitup Records (www.upitup.com) reawakes again to release this hidden gem of an album by Liverpool based multimedia artist Germanager aka Alex Germains.
"Smiles" is Upitup's free release cat number UPFREE66 and it's bloody entertaining!
Germains easily switches mood, tempos, turns the song around and magically mantains the pop and folk musicality while turning music upside down. The quality of the sounds and the catchy melodies have some sort of post/kraut-rock cum library music feel to them but, be aware, Germanager can bring you anywhere at anytime, without any advice.
This stuff is fresh, and highly original, we can't wait to give you more of his music soon.
Here are the release's sleeves note written by Christopher Taylor:
Yes he has a LinkdIn page. He has things to do. He gets out and about. But when he gets home he makes music. Sometimes for hours on end, sometimes a quick ten minutes before brekkie. That's just what he does. and all those everyday processes he plucks out whilst navigating round our modern life make their way into the music. gently dissected, digested and subverted. Being beautifully unsettled can be very soothing, especially in times such as these.
It's great he's sharing it with you.
by Christopher Taylor
Upitup_Records on 03/26/2013 at 08:45AM
When we founded Upitup Records 10 years ago, we started out as a bunch of friends sharing their homemade tracks having great fun doing so. Looking at it today, I guess we're proud to say Upitup still is the same thing – just with a whole lot more friends.
Even though a lot has changed since we started in the Spring of 2003 (the web still kinda looked like this and releasing free music felt pioneering) we soon wondered whether something like "underground" culture existed on the internet – or whether it's all equal. We really strived to keep up the homebrew spirit that guided us through all these years, keeping it fun while at it. We hope we've inspired you to look at music as more than a commodity, and to think beyond the definitions of established vs. DIY culture. In a sense that has always been our true mission, and we're doing our best to keep the original spirit alive.
Upitup_Records on 12/10/2012 at 11:00AM
One such release is Mellifluous Ichor From Sunless Regions by The Wyrding Module. One hour of sono-thaumaturgical experiments divided in 4 chapters, seamlessly executed by Salford based paramusician Christopher Gladwin, also known for being half of the legendary electronic duo Team Doyobi, who are responsible for over 15 years of incredible tunes on labels like Skam, ∆Icasea, Tigerbeat6 and Fat Cat. Melliflous Ichor From Sunless Regions is a mantra-shaped lysergic trip into the unknown.
Upitup_Records on 12/31/2010 at 12:00PM
Dear friends, fans, enemies, room mates, internet buddies,
a great year is coming to its end. Again we have tried our best to serve you as much of our music as we could, and to be as good and new and interesting and worthwhile and fancy and funny and special as possible.
Considering the fact we all have daytime jobs (and secret identities) we are quite content about this year's outcome. We would like to thank everyone who helped us carry the torch for the free music cause, you know who you are.
pluspunkt on 02/06/2010 at 10:12AM
The artwork cames by the musicans and in my mind it's very lovely.
There is also a very funny minisite for this release. You'll find it here.
Some nice words of Tracky about this Album:
»When I was a kid my favorite game was "the folding game": one person draws a head on a piece of paper, folds that part back so that the other person can only see where the drawing ends. Then the other person has to draw the body, fold that as well and so on.
My friend Pierlo in Rome and I always wanted to make music together, and we were looking for a good way to bridge the distance without losing the fun. So we tried to copy the principal of the folding game onto our music, creating a technique we like to call primixing, which is different from just remixing. One person prepares the rough base for a song, leaving it open what musical direction to follow. The other person remixes that base and adds new elements, then returns it. This can go back and forth until the song seems complete.
Unlike making music on your own, you have to keep in mind that what you compose is to be left open and accessable. It is like passing the ball to each other, while it starts out easy and assisting, and turns out difficult, complex or just funny….«
— via UpitUp