Morphine Records, the label run by DJ and producer Rabih Beaini, will return from a two-year hiatus this October with four new albums as well as a two-day showcase at Berghain.
The label's flurry of activity will kick into action on October 7th with the release of an album from Upperground Orchestra, a collective of artists that takes in Beaini as well as Alvise Seggi, Tommaso Cappellato and Piero Bittolo Bon. The album, titled 'Euganea', was recorded by the quartet in 2016 and will be the second from the group, following on from their debut long-player in 2012.
Following that, on October 21st, the label will release an album from Austrian composer Stefan Fraunberger titled 'Quellgeister#3-Bussd'. The LP is produced entirely on an organ at a disused Romanian church and forms the third instalment in the artist's 'Quellgeister' series.
November sees two further album releases. On November 4th, the label will release an album from Japanese rap artist MA called 'AMA', and then two weeks later, Morphine rounds up the series of releases with a self-titled LP from Contagious, the avant-garde electronic project of Andrea Neumann, Mieko Suzuki and Sabine Ercklentz.
On October 10th and 11th, Morphine takes over Berghain for a two-day label showcase, featuring sets from all four artists releasing albums through the label in October and November, as well as a number of other acts who have forthcoming material on the label, including Sugai Ken, GOAT and Thomas Brinkmann.
You can hear clips of all four new albums below.
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