Life And Death

Life And Death

Profile:
Italian electronic music label founded in 2010 founded by Manfredi Romano & Greg Oreck.
Sublabel
Contact Info:
Label Manager: leigh@lifeanddeath.us
Press: lilly@lifeanddeath.us
Sites:
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
LAD001 Thugfucker Disco Gnome LAD001 Italy 2010 Sell This Version
LAD 002 WhoMadeWho Every Minute Alone (Dead Remixes) LAD 002 Italy 2011 Sell This Version
LAD 003 dOP After Party(12") Life And Death LAD 003 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
LAD 004 Pillow Talk The Come Back EP(12", EP) Life And Death LAD 004 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
LAD 005 Tennis (7) Make It Good (EP) LAD 005 Italy 2012 Sell This Version
LAD 006 My Favorite Robot Barricade Ep (EP) LAD 006 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
LAD 007 Various Some Things (Fall) LAD 007 Italy 2012 Sell This Version
LAD007B Various Some Things (Fall) Pt.2(12") Life And Death, Life And Death LAD007B Italy 2012 Sell This Version
LAD008 Tale Of Us & The/Das Tale Of Us & The/Das - Fresh Water EP (EP) LAD008 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
LAD009CD Clockwork (25) B.O.A.T.S - Based On A True Story (Album) LAD009CD Germany 2013 Sell This Version
LAD010 The/Das Outfashioned (EP) LAD010 2013 Sell This Version
LAD011 Abby (10) This Song Remains(2xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Life And Death LAD011 Germany 2013
LAD012 Mind Against Atlant LAD012 Italy 2013 Sell This Version
LAD013 Ten Walls Requiem (EP) LAD013 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
LAD014 Tale Of Us & Vaal (2) Tale Of Us & Vaal (2) - Concor EP (EP) LAD014 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
LAD015 Dead Heat (3) Bosco EP (EP) LAD015 Germany 2014 Sell This Version
LAD016 Mind Against Avalon (EP) LAD016 Germany 2014 Sell This Version
LAD017 DJ Tennis* Local (EP) LAD017 Italy 2014 Sell This Version
LAD018 Sailor & I Turn Around(12", EP) Life And Death LAD018 Italy 2014 Sell This Version
LAD018DIGITAL Sailor & I Turn Around(3xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Life And Death LAD018DIGITAL Italy 2014
LAD019 Mind Against Strange Days(12") Life And Death LAD019 Italy 2014 Sell This Version
LAD019DIGITAL Mind Against Strange Days(3xFile, MP3, EP) Life And Death LAD019DIGITAL Italy 2014
LAD020 Woo York The Valley Of Songs LAD020 Italy 2015 Sell This Version
LAD021 Recondite Think Twice(12") Life And Death LAD021 Italy 2015 Sell This Version
LAD021DIGITAL Recondite Think Twice(2xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Life And Death LAD021DIGITAL Germany 2015
LAD022 Stephan Bodzin Singularity (EP) LAD022 Italy 2015 Sell This Version
LAD023 Mind Against & Somne Mind Against & Somne - Vertere(12") Life And Death LAD023 Italy 2015 Sell This Version
LAD023DIGITAL Mind Against & Somne Mind Against & Somne - Vertere(2xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Life And Death LAD023DIGITAL Italy 2015
LAD024 Sei A, Locked Groove, Scuba (4), Alex.Do Sei A, Locked Groove, Scuba (4), Alex.Do - Some Things Rise(12") Life And Death LAD024 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
LAD024DIGITAL Sei A, Locked Groove, Scuba (4), Alex.Do Sei A, Locked Groove, Scuba (4), Alex.Do - Some Things Rise(4xFile, EP) Life And Death LAD024DIGITAL 2015
LAD025 Steve Rachmad Parallel Shopping LAD025 Italy 2015 Sell This Version
LAD025DIGITAL Steve Rachmad Parallel Shopping(2xFile, MP3, 320) Life And Death LAD025DIGITAL Italy 2015
LAD026 Tale Of Us & Mind Against Tale Of Us & Mind Against - Astral LAD026 Italy 2015 Sell This Version
LAD027 DJ Tennis* Divisions Chirality EP(12", EP) Life And Death, Life And Death LAD027 Italy 2016 Sell This Version
LAD027D DJ Tennis* Divisions Chirality(4xFile, MP3, 320) Life And Death LAD027D Italy 2016
LAD028 Joakim Daemon EP(12", EP) Life And Death LAD028 Italy 2016 Sell This Version
LAD028D Joakim Daemon EP(2xFile, MP3, 320) Life And Death LAD028D Italy 2016
LAD029 Lucy (12) Cannon Fodder(12") Life And Death LAD029 Italy 2017 Sell This Version
LAD029D Lucy (12) Cannon Fodder(2xFile, MP3, 320) Life And Death LAD029D Italy 2017
LAD030 Various Displaced Soundtracks(2xLP, Album) Life And Death LAD030 Italy 2017 Sell This Version
LAD030D Various Displaced Soundtracks(11xFile, MP3, 320) Life And Death LAD030D Italy 2017
LAD 031 The/Das Drug Dilling(12") Life And Death LAD 031 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
LAD031D The/Das Drug Dilling(4xFile, MP3, 320) Life And Death LAD031D Germany 2017
LAD032D Red Axes Kalacol EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Life And Death LAD032D Italy 2017
LAD033D The/Das Exit Strategies(12xFile, MP3, 320) Life And Death LAD033D Italy 2017
LAD033LP The/Das Exit Strategies(2xLP, Album) Life And Death LAD033LP Italy 2017 Sell This Version
LAD-034 Marvin & Guy Superior Conjunction(12") Life And Death LAD-034 Italy 2017 Sell This Version
LAD034D Marvin & Guy Superior Conjunction EP (EP) LAD034D Italy 2017
LAD036 Margot Amore A Bordo Pista(12") Life And Death LAD036 Italy 2017 Sell This Version
LAD036D Margot Amore A Bordo Pista(5xFile, MP3, 320) Life And Death LAD036D Italy 2017
LIFEANDDEAHT032 Red Axes Kalacol EP(12", EP, Ora) Life And Death LIFEANDDEAHT032 Italy 2017 Sell This Version
LIFEANDDEATH032 Red Axes Kalacol EP(12", EP) Life And Death, Life And Death LIFEANDDEATH032 Italy 2017 Sell This Version
Life And Death #33 The/Das Exit Strategies(CD, Album) Life And Death Life And Death #33 Italy 2017 Sell This Version
MIXMAG 12/13 Maceo Plex Deep Ellum(CD, Mixed) Mixmag MIXMAG 12/13 UK 2013 Sell This Version
RELAD001 Nathan Larsen Standing Still(12", Single) Life And Death RELAD001 Italy 2013 Sell This Version

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manfrediromano

manfrediromano

July 13, 2015
The first time I listened to B.O.A.T.S., I had to double-check it was made by the same Clockwork that appeared on Hot Creations. Then I checked again. And again. Even now I'm not convinced. The Italian duo's ghoulish "It's You Again" might have been one of the more individual releases to come from the Foss/Jones-instigated pandemic of 2011 and '12, but it wasn't in any way a signifier of what was to come: B.O.A.T.S, in all its dark and dubby dreamscape glory, is a totally different proposition, from a totally different place.

Save for one collaborative EP on Dumb Unit, we've heard nothing from the Italian duo since their debut. This album more than makes up for that. It's so focussed and fully formed you'd be surprised if Francesco Leali and Federico Maccherone had left their studio at all in the last year. From rumbling dub to post-apocalyptic ambiance, dark pop to rampaging techno, B.O.A.T.S. freely explores the parameters of a full-length in ways that recall Trentemoller's 2006 opus, The Last Resort.

This often bleak but never hostile ride would be a fine soundtrack in the right club, but it also makes for a powerful experience in headphones. "Running Searching" is both cavernous and intimate, not least because of its clean and laid-bare vocals. Much of the album is muffled or veiled, as if coming through a wall or up through the ground. "False Matters" best exemplifies this, with fierce and buried kicks that sound like a distant subterranean pulse.

Whether you're drifting like flotsam in the percussion on "Prisms," drowning under the grainy dub chords of "Hidden Spectator" or coming down with the innocent lullaby melodies of "Lost Keys" (featuring Tale Of Us), you always feel cocooned in a pillow-y womb of sound. B.O.A.T.S., we're told, stands for Based On A True Story. Come the end, that satisfying feeling of having just experienced something, of having been somewhere, is very real indeed.

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Tue / 7 May 2013Words /
Kristan J Caryl
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lifeanddeath

lifeanddeath

January 9, 2011
Having played through all four versions of "Disco Gnome" with pleasure a few times, it was odd to encounter that muzzy male R&B vocal hook—"We came here to party / Join together, everybody, let's celebrate (party goin' on) / It's a holiday (there's a party goin' on)" —in an earlier context, on "Holiday" by Naughty by Nature, from (yep) 19 Naughty 9. Somehow, that yearning vocal works a lot better summing up latter-day house hedonism than it did getting the block hot for some fading rap stars.

Italian-New York duo Holmar Filipsson and Greg Oreck—Thugfucker—clearly buffed the original version of "Disco Gnome" to a shine; the track is high gloss, shimmering lounge keyboards, the works, but it's merely warm and inviting when the vocal comes in and turns up the heat. Tomboy's remix is muscular late disco—big, simple bass, trance-like synths, drum-machine fills—with a couple slow-mo breakdown-buildups and the hook at low-level heat throughout.

The version by Italy's Tale of Us (Karm and Matteo Milleri) is spare, tough, no-nonsense house. When the filtered vocal refrain comes in over a big, sharp kick drum and menacing, clattering percussion, it's my favorite way of hearing it here. Finally, Argenis Brito brushes the hook sample past the usual gummy guitar flecks, bounding 4/4 pound and agreeably crackpot air.

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Michaelangelo MatosPublished /
Mon, 22 Nov 2010
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