The CSLM EP, built off old television technology, will also feature remixes from Low Jack, Gábor Lázár and Rabit.
CSLM, short for Conversations Sur Lettres Mortes ("Conversations In Dead Letters"), is based off a performance that Lichtenberger and Osborne-Lanthier debuted at EM15, MUTEK and Elektra's joint 2014 festival in Montreal. The project sees the two producers, who share a fondness for glitch music, using CRT television sets and VHS units as sound sources to "toy with obsolescence and commodity fetishism," according to the label. Their six original productions fit on an A-side that's been named "GHOSTS," while the B-side, "HORIZONTAL HOLD CONTROL INCORRECTLY SET," features remixes from Low Jack (who put out an album on Modern Love back in March) Gábor Lázár and Tri Angle affiliate Rabit.
To celebrate the release, Cosmo Rhythmatic will link up with CTM Festival's Polymorphism series for a concert at Berghain on Friday, June 10th. The event will feature the CLSM audio-visual show and four more live acts: Mika Vainio will perform with Franck Vigroux (the pair issued an album through Cosmo Rhythmatic last fall); Shapednoise, one of the minds behind the label, will team with sYn for an audio-visual show called Metaphysical; and solo sets will come from Xosar and Container. Shapednoise will also DJ, as will Nina, a steady-rising talent from Hamburg who holds a residency at Golden Pudel and helps operate the young experimental imprint V I S.
Check out a video clip for CSLM track "House / Magma" below.
A1 CRT Creeper
A2 House / Magma
A4 Good Morning America
A5 4% (Maurice)
HORIZONTAL HOLD CONTROL INCORRECTLY SET
B1 CRT Creeper (Low Jack Remix)
B2 Good Morning America (Gábor Lázár Remix)
B3 4% (Rabit Remix)
Cosmo Rhythmatic will release CSLM on June 9th, 2016.