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Upitup_Records on 07/14/2015 at 09:14PM

Upitup welcomes Germanager: Smiles EP is out now

Germanager - Smiles - Out now on Upitup Records

Upitup Records ( 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:

Whilst procrastinating over starting to write these words I googled Germanager. There's only one picture of him on google images, so I clicked on it and saw it was from his one review to date. It was not a positive one, and led to a protracted online debate where it was suggested the reviewer had missed the point. but this wasn't so surprising, Germanager's music can be as challenging and befuddling as it can be tautly beautiful, symphonic.

So I clicked on the pic and I saw in the suggested images another one of Germanager, but it appeared upside down for some reason. When I clicked it turned out it was his profile picture from his LinkdIn page, still upside down. Now let me tell you that's classic Germanager. Taking an everyday process that the majority of us zombie our way through and gently subverting it. Although it's upside down, the photograph shows a man with a subtle smile with no trace of smugness. 

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
As per usual, download for FREE on the FMA
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Upitup_Records on 03/26/2013 at 08:45AM

UpitUp Records 10th Anniversary Album

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. 

In celebration of our 10th Anniversary, enjoy this collection of tracks from the label's legendary contributors and favorite artists. It's available for free download, as always.

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Upitup_Records on 12/10/2012 at 11:00AM

Upitup Records Celebrates 50+ Free Releases

Welcome To Büromaschinen Cover by LRNZ

As Upitup Records prepares to enter its 10th year, we've got a lot to celebrate including a catalogue of more than 50 free releases!

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∆IcaseaTigerbeat6 and Fat CatMelliflous Ichor From Sunless Regions is a mantra-shaped lysergic trip into the unknown. 

Another recent addition is Welcome To Büromaschinen by Büromaschinen, the ideal soundtrack for the best Sci-Fi film that everybody loves but never existed. This is their first release on Upitup, and is a perfect introduction to his sound. The album features a selection of tracks produced in the last decade, including some of his secret classics like Approaching Sector XDotchidabe, Sabrina and Freescape, that are both perfect for the dancefloor and personal listening.
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Upitup_Records on 12/31/2010 at 12:00PM

Tracky Birthday's favorite Upitup tracks 2010

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.

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pluspunkt on 02/06/2010 at 10:12AM

Nice Cover - Primix for Kids

An awesome album by Pierlo and Tracky Birthday, together as Primix For Kids, released on UpitUp.

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

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