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Joiejoiejoie
2006 EP
EP3-TPR-014

Release date: SEPTEMBER, 2007.

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Clément Marion is French and currently living in Belgium. He's the kind of songwriter that would attract the attention of people who dig Sofia Coppola's soundtracks. Guitar strings from an imaginary futurist languid sunset in France, dream landscapes to whistle cheerfully non-stop -la joie joie joie-. A cabalistic seven as the number of themes that inspire the search of an alternate reality, and letting out the child within.

Open those windows, let that warm and summer air fill your body, this is sweetest way to say good bye to that inevitable summer love.

 

// JOIEJOIEJOIE / 2006 EP //
01 - ZÀITIÀN (INTRO) [DOWNLOAD]
02 - PILMIPILPI [DOWNLOAD]
03 - MÙLÁN (MAGNOLIA) [DOWNLOAD]
04 - PART. 1 [DOWNLOAD]
05 - BIG RED SQUAW TO DIE TOMORROW [DOWNLOAD]
06 - PART. 2 [DOWNLOAD]
07 - VALETINE RIZ [DOWNLOAD]

All songs written and recorded by Clément Marion. Artwork by Nicolás Pradilla. Photograph by Joakim Chardonnens. Belgium, 2006. Contact: joiejoiejoie.free.fr.

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Songs for Sunday Parlours / Anois
Split EP
EP3-TPR-013

Release date: SEPTEMBER, 2007.

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This is the kind of music you'd put together on a mixtape for one of those romantically hurtful soundtracks we all have lying around in our thoughts. Remember when hooking up split EPs was intriguing and exciting? Those times when two of your favorite bands were put together in one short record, just for the experience of sharing a couple of songs to each other?

Fortunately, these times are still going on, in different formats indeed, but the spirit can hardly be denied. Anois and Songs for Sunday Parlours mean so much to our label that the minute we heard this, we just stood there overwhelmed, kind of like when you have a crush. Silently happy.

Both projects were inevitably put together by destiny -or by accident, as Malte from Songs... says they met-, and we're absolutely celebrating the fact that we were able to put this release out to you for free. Somewhere between the development of Anois' forthcoming debut album and the latest release of Songs for Sunday Parlours, both couples were kind enough to gather a handful of precious folk pop lullabies for us.

Honest sounds, creative passages and pretty enjoyable nostalgic lyrics great for a weekend to stay home, open up that forgotten box of memories and abandon yourself to a set of melancholic whispers.

 

// SONGS FOR SUNDAY PARLOURS - ANOIS / SPLIT EP //
01 - THE WORDS YOU SPOKE [DOWNLOAD]
02 - WINTER STORIES [DOWNLOAD]
03 - NOVEMBER [DOWNLOAD]
04 - HOMECALL [DOWNLOAD]

Tracks 1 & 2 written by Malte Jantzen and Saskia Melina Waldeck (Songs for Sunday Parlours). Tracks 3 & 4 written by Lars Kranholdt and Anne Bayer (Anois). Artwork by Anna Emilia. Germany, 2007. Contact: myspace.com/songsforsundayparlours & pleasemutetoday.com.

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Nuuro
Paper Heart EP
EP3-TPR-012

Release date: SEPTEMBER, 2007.

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We met Alejandro Ghersi when he used to be a 16 year old emo kid from Venezuela. He was too shy to sing on his own, he wouldn't even dare to play a guitar alone, yet, he kept trying until the point he found himself in New York City, living on his own, with one LP recorded, various songs in respected compilations such as annual Darla's "secrets", and more recently, two EPs.

This is the latter, and it's his deepest, most mature, and heartbreaking work so far. Downtempo, vocoders and deep atmospheres that become the menu of a banquet to which all can access, but only a few will be fortunate to be pleased with. A five-piece EP that will remain as one of Ghersi's cult jewels from here to a very long time.

 

// NUURO / PAPER HEART EP //
01 - SECRET [DOWNLOAD]
02 - MAKE SURE [DOWNLOAD]
03 - KNIFE (GRIZZLY BEAR COVER) [DOWNLOAD]
04 - FELL IN LOVE (ON A TRAGIC SUNDAY MOURNING
      OF MOURNING AND INCOMPETENCE)
[DOWNLOAD]
05 - CUTE [DOWNLOAD]

All songs written and produced by Alejandro Ghersi; except "Knife", written by Grizzly Bear. Paper Heart EP, Caracas, Venezuela; 2007. Artwork by Nuuro. Contact: www.nuuro.net.

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Sappho
The Civilized Thing To Do

TPRCD-002
Release date: SEPTEMBER, 2007.

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"These mexican youngsters present their home-made debut under the title The Civilized Thing To Do. They recall the crash of the classic Wall of Sound, circa Loveless, against Pavement's roughest work passing through Brian Wilson's Smile spirit. Not quite a civilized act... but these guys know how to throw acid parties.

Or so they say...

Either way, except for Sappho, there is absolutely no other band based in Mexico that resembles, with such elegance and tenderness, the greatest moments of indie rock's dearest and everlasting road. Just ask Kramer what he thought about these kids. They will be releasing their second album in his very own label, Second Shimmy.

 

// SAPPHO / THE CIVILIZED THING TO DO //
01 - CELESTINE [DOWNLOAD]
02 - AARDVARK SONG
03 - I'M THEORETICAL
04 - LA NOSTALGIE DU CANNIBALE
05 - GIRL TO GIRL
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06 - RAT TAT TAT
[DOWNLOAD]
07 - OUI
08 - VICTORIALAND
09 - LOVE SPIDERS
10 - THE GLOWING HAND

Sappho: Diego H. Chávez, Francisco Flores, Luis Alberto González, Jesus Neri, Andrés Romo Chávez. With: Ignacio Beruben, Janet Camargo, Julio C. Carmona, Mauricio Estrada, Alejandro Gallo, Sol González, James Lehner, Sandra Michel, Pilar Servin and Ricardo Venegas. Layout: David Montoya. Watercolors: Francisco Flores.

Recorded by Sappho. Mixing and additional recording: Paúl Marrón.
Mastering: Kramer. Executive Producer: Javier Audirac. Guadaljara, México; 2007.
Contact: www.sappho.org.

Poni Republic. All rights reserved. Distributed worldwide via iTunes by Second Shimmy.

 

 

 

 

Todosantos
Acid Girlzzz

EP3-TPR-011
Release date: MARCH, 2007.

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What Alberto Stangarone, Ernesto Pantin and Mariana Martin have in common besides their unique sound, is that each of their current members are highly notorious in Caracas' new rave scene since the early 2000's. They've only released one LP entitled Aeropuerto, and that independent recording got them great reviews and gigs all over the world, including TV. Barcelona, New York, Austin, Caracas or Bogotá, it doesn't matter where they are, people dance, because their language is understood world-wide: FIESTA! FIESTA! FIESTA! You know what we mean?

Hit their mega bass with a quirky booty shake, 'cause Todosantos' grimey acid wave is nothing we've heard before, though you can easily guess by listening tunes like "Pao!", that sometime during their NY tour last year, they took a shit load of happy acid and danced with white kids at a couple of Ed Banger's parties. You might consider doing that sometime too, you know, before you hit that ugly 35...

Acid Girlzzz is an audiovisual EP that contains 3 pods (or audiovisual & portable tracks) in mp4 & DVD format to be reproduced on your iPod, iTunes, DVD players or DVD mixers for VJ's. Heavy Bass & powerfull club tracks to set the room on fire.

 

// TODOSANTOS / ACID GIRLZZZ MP3s //
01 - ACID BOYS & ACID GIRLS [DOWNLOAD]
02 - OMG WE GOT IT [DOWNLOAD]
03 - PAO! [DOWNLOAD]

// TODOSANTOS / ACID GIRLZZZ MP4s //
01 - ACID BOYS & ACID GIRLS [DOWNLOAD]
02 - OMG WE GOT IT [DOWNLOAD]
03 - PAO! [DOWNLOAD]

All songs & videos produced by Todosantos. Music credits. Recorded by Todosantos + Claudio Ramírez @ cromo* Caracas. Mixed by Cardopusher @ home Caracas. Mastered by Jason @ Transition Studios London. Todosantos are: Alberto Stangarone (vocals/laptop/guitars). Ernesto Pantin (vocals/laptop/synths). Mariana Martin (Visualart). Contact: todosantos.com.ve.

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Songs for Sunday Parlours
Selft-titled

EP3-TPR-010
Release date: MARCH, 2007.

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Malte Jantzen and Saskia Melina are the kind of persons who chill at their flats with no fear of staying there locked until late night, just sitting there, passionately silent, listening with infinite attention to their most favorite songs, mutually whispering, so they don't disrespect whoever is performing through the stereo.

Are you that kind of person too? We are.

Songs for Sunday Parlours is that kind of music that leaves you alone with your most intimate sighs and thoughts. Lo-fi bedroom folk from Nordhessen, Germany, that will dearly daze those who like the moods of Komëit, Quarks, Anois, or Spain, Ida, and Hayden.

 

// SONGS FOR SUNDAY PARLOURS / SELFT-TITLED //
01 - CHAPTER ONE: THE MATCHING FACE [DOWNLOAD]
02 - THE COLD [DOWNLOAD]
03 - DEAR ANNABELLE [DOWNLOAD]
04 - CHAPTER TWO: THERE IS NOTHING BUT EMPTINESS WHEN YOU LEAVE [DOWNLOAD]
05 PASSENGER SEAT [DOWNLOAD]
06 THE ARRIVAL OF THE STORY OF THE SAILORS WIFE [DOWNLOAD]
07 CHAPTER THREE: WILL IT ALWAYS BE LIKE THIS? [DOWNLOAD]

Songs for Sunday Parlours are Malte Jantzen & Saskia Melina Waldeck. Recorded 2006 by Malte Jantzen & Saskia Melina Waldeck. Artwork by Lars Kranholdt. Contact: myspace.com/songsforsundayparlours.

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Oto Efekt
Living Room

EP3-TPR-009
Release date: OCTOBER, 2006.

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For musicians, the main goal is to create moods and pictures that strike each listener, suggesting mental images and drawings in order to let people penetrate its inner world. While listening to Oto Efekt; the project of young French songwriter named Phoene Somsavath, we can all see that she succeeded in doing this. All is blue and grey in her universe, and remains pale for each song.

She sings about the darkest parts of her life, talking about experiences and men we don't know. Are they friends or lovers who have disappeared, or people she met, and then lost? Who are Vincent and Eduardo? Who said something? She just asks for answers and needs for help, and perhaps only the listener can answer these questions. She stands here, naked and revealing her world and thoughts, and musically, the listener becomes a kind of confessor and a way for her to rest and confide.

The Living Room EP is amazing and wonderful, intimate and intelligent. From song to song, the listener will go for a walk, taking Phoene by the hand, and share her musical universe.

Review by Slug @ Past All Concerns.

 

// OTO EFEKT / LIVING ROOM //
01 - IN THIS HOLE (PONI MIX) [DOWNLOAD]
02 - VINCENT [DOWNLOAD]
03 - SOMETHING YOU SAID [DOWNLOAD]
04 - SEE [DOWNLOAD]
05 - SONG FOR EDUARDO [DOWNLOAD]

Guitars, keyboards, concertina, programming, vocals by Phoene Somsavath. All songs written by Phoene Somsavath. Mixed and masterized by Pierre Lefeuvre except In This Hole (Poni Mix); mixed by Phoene Somsavath. Recorded in Paris, 2006. Contact: www.otoefekt.com. Art work by Paulina Magos / Phoene Somsavath.

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Math
Nature

EP3-TPR-008
Release date: OCTOBER, 2006.

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Kevin Steinhauser writes around three or four songs every week. If he doesn't, he goes a little bit crazy, but that usually only happens with his other project: Math The Band. He has already self-released a variety of records featuring over 20 different songs each, though for Poni Republic, he only selected 7 songs especially meant for you.

Nature EP unlike any of our other releases, is the happiest one of them all. Not because it's just about being happy, but because it makes you feel cheerful and full of joy, even if Kevin is talking about non-sense topics like Antarctic Excursions over folkloric mandolins being mocked by upbeat basslines, dorky flutes, catchy Casio melodies and 4/4 beats.

It's a long way until you reach Antarctica, so you better enjoy the open air, the company of your imaginary friends, and do a little dance sometimes in your way. Math gives us the songs we wish we had in our early days, when a little backyard seemed an ever changing world for us to explore.

 

// MATH / NATURE //
01 - A SPIRITED BEGINNING [DOWNLOAD]
02 - ANTARCTIC EXCURSION PT. I [DOWNLOAD]
03 - ANTARCTIC EXCURSION PT. II [DOWNLOAD]
04 - ANTARCTIC EXCURSION PT. III [DOWNLOAD]
05 - EARTH [DOWNLOAD]
06 - TREES [DOWNLOAD]
07 - WATER [DOWNLOAD]

All songs written and produced by Kevin Steinhauser. Recorded in Westford, Massachusetts. Contact: myspace.com/acousticmath.

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Nuuro
All Clear

TPRCD-001
Release date: SEPTEMBER, 2006.

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Nuuro is a 16 year old wiz-kid from Venezuela that might as well represent what young kids have been waiting for. Cute, yet intelligent, electronic pop well structured songs, sung by a stunning voice that will shock older audiences too. He's not 80's influenced, but he sure knows how to sing and make any song sound beautiful, like back in the days.

All Clear features youthful and sophisticated electronic glitchery crafted for melancholic pop songs about high school passion and loss. Far from being naive, Venezuela's new poster boy writes downhearted stories meant for nostalgic souls.

This is our first split release, so we decided that if we had to team up with some label, it'd be one we respect, like Soundsister Records. Nuuro previously released In Transit EP (2005) and featured an exclusive track on Little Darla Has a Treat for You v.24 (Darla) compilation this summer.

 

// NUURO / ALL CLEAR //
01 - NOT AGAIIN [DOWNLOAD CLIP]
02 - FRAME ME
03 - SOFTER THINGS
04 - COMMON DRAGONS
05 - FLYING ON A SPACE SHIP
06 - OH ONE
07 - CERIAL BOX
08 - AMBIENCE IS UNIMPORTANT
09 - WAITING [DOWNLOAD SONG]
10 - ALL CLEAR
11 - TERRORFIST
12 - BLISTER
13 - THE WALL

All written and produced by Alejandro Ghersi except Frame Me, co-written by Mariana Cadavieco. Mastered by Visonear. Cover photo by Kyle La Valley. Recorded in Caracas, Venezuela; 2006. Contact: www.nuuro.net.

Soundsister Records / Poni Republic. All rights reserved. Distributed worldwide via Darla and Fluor Music in Mexico. Fluor music is a division of Noise Kontrol.

 

The Oslo Deadtrash Project vs. Nim
Drug Tourist Medikit

EP3-TPR-007
Release date: JULY, 2006.

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Thinking that not all pop music has to be shinning happy, systematical, or silly; during a sleepless night, Pierre Lejeune decided to let himself go on the music of his partner Jean-Francois Flamey, better known as NIM, who also directs a very nice label called Carte Postale Records in Belgium.

Pierre Lejeune and Jean Flamey came up nearly by accident with this short record called Drug Tourist Medikit. It's a brief piece including five rainy songs that will you take through a profound mood journey, featuring The Oslo Deadtrash Project's sad vintage pop structures, distorted guitars, beats, hiss and earnest singing, colliding with NIM's obscure melancholic atmospheres and intimate soundscapes.

 

// THE OSLO DEADTRASH PROJECT VS. NIM / DRUG TOURIST MEDIKIT //
01 - SIDEWALK (TELEPHONE CALL) [DOWNLOAD]
02 - ELECTRONIC MUSICSHOP REVOLT (RAUCHEN IST TÖDLICH) [DOWNLOAD]
03 - DOWN LIKE ME (TULIPE) [DOWNLOAD]
04 - THE ONE / ROOM MIX (LUMEN) [DOWNLOAD]
05 - MARINA (WISH) [DOWNLOAD]

All songs written and produced by Jean-François Flamey and Pierre A.L. Produced by Carte Postale Records; Brussel, Belgium. Contact: www.cartepostalerecords.be

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Silverstone Time Will Heal
EP3-TPR-006
Release date: JULY, 2006.

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Seamlessly drawn together, Time Will Heal is a short record which documents beautiful tracks that drift into one another with surprising ease, drawing out exotic ciphered rhythms and patterns that sound foreign no matter where you are.

Mostly popular for his acclaimed soothing micro-house Relief album as Transistor, mexican producer Edgar Medina locked himself away from those foot-stomping days and started using his laptop like Dustin Huffman did in Rain Man with his typewriter, only Edgar was trying new sounds, new textures, giggly ambient sounds.

Silverstone's characteristic trait is his use of sharp dry naïf synthesizers that punctuate the careful melodies in the backdrop of rinsing pads and calculated whirrs in such a manner that crash into one piece, not only entrancing but, oddly hurtful and romantic.

 

// SILVERSTONE / TIME WILL HEAL //
01 - FALLING STARS [DOWNLOAD]
02 - I LOVE IT ANYWAY [DOWNLOAD]
03 - WHY [DOWNLOAD]
04 - TIME WILL HEAL [DOWNLOAD]

All songs written and produced by Edgar Medina. Recorded in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico; 2006. Contact: myspace.com/transistormusic. Art work by Alejandro Ghersi.

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Various Artists Ride Your Poni
CP3-TPR-001
Release date: MARCH, 2006.

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Poni started like this, with an idea of launching a netlabel through a compilation featuring the distinct artists we like and believe in. However, while requesting songs and chatting with our friends and artists, we ended up having more scheduled releases than confirmed songs for the compilation, therefore, it wasn't until this year that we were able to officially release this delayed compilation. And we're glad this happened. It was all for the best. We had more time to meet and find great artists.

Ride Your Poni is the first volume of this series that will be released once a year. We're very much honored to feature all of these top-notch artists since our very first edition, most of them are not from Mexico, heck, they're not even from America. Ride Your Poni includes artists from Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Spain, Canada, USA, Venezuela, and Mexico. We admire them all and consider them our own favorite bands and projects. This is why we decided to show them to you in one single piece.

Spread the Poni among your crowd, it's a great compilation to listen to while driving back home from one of those rough and lonely days or knock-out parties. It's rocky, it's folky, yet ambienty, definitely a wild poni. A long journey of acoustic and electronic pop music, happy but subtle, confused and sad, just like our days at the Poni Republic.

This downloadable record combines music from diverse parts of the world, mostly music we admire and have been influenced by, so now we want to share it with you.

 

// VARIOUS ARTISTS / RIDE YOUR PONI //
01 - ABOUT. Think Niles Drink - [DOWNLOAD]
02 - NUURO. Waiting - [DOWNLOAD]
03 - AZUL SIETE. The Sky... - [DOWNLOAD]
04 - .TAPE. Coming (Horse Kingdom Edit) - [DOWNLOAD]
05 - MUSIKA 77. Llanvair Llew - [DOWNLOAD]
06 - TODOSANTOS. Panda Sonora - [DOWNLOAD]
07 - PISCIS. Sodafilms - [DOWNLOAD]
08 - ANOIS. Sand - [DOWNLOAD]
09 - YAMAMOTO. A.M. - [DOWNLOAD]
10 - SAPPHO. Celestine - [DOWNLOAD]
11 - HI LUCY! Smoke With Bears - [DOWNLOAD]
12 - PEPITO. Get Out - [DOWNLOAD]
13 - MANIQUI LAZER. Sonic Sex - [DOWNLOAD]
14 - REFLECTIOSTACK. Magic Mountain - [DOWNLOAD]
15 - AMERICAN CHAMBER MUSIC. Still Life - [DOWNLOAD]
16 - EXECUTIONER OF THE HEART. May - [DOWNLOAD]
17 - BOY OMEGA. From Us To Eternity - [DOWNLOAD]

All songs were compiled and selected by The Poni Republic from October 2005 to February 2006. Mastered at Lost Studio by Childs. Art work by Rogelio Vázquez.

All tracks are courtesy of their own authors and labels and were previously solicited to each of their owners or authors.

01) Taken from the debut album Bongo; courtesy of Cock Rock Disco. 02) Taken from the debut album All Clear; soon available through Poni Republic and Soundsister. 03) Taken from Dreaming In Trees; courtesy of the artist. 04) Exclusive track; courtesy of Ambulatore. 05) Taken from Brave You Free; courtesy of UTS,M!. 05) Taken from Aeropuerto; courtesy of La Superagencia. 07) Taken from Ruidemos; courtesy of the artist. 08) Unreleased track; courtesy of the band. 09) Exclusive track; courtesy of the band. 10) Taken from their demo; courtesy of the band. 11) Exclusive track; courtesy of the band. 12) Taken from The New World; courtesy of Static Discos. 13) Taken from the debut album I Learn Everything On TV; courtesy of Soundsister. 14) Taken from Music For Torching; courtesy of the band. 15) Taken from Untitled; courtesy of the artist. 16) Taken from All Things that Sparkle, Trick and Sting; courtesy of the band. 17) Exclusive track; courtesy of UTS,M!.

More information regarding the artists available at each link provided above.

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Anois Tracery On A Frosted Window
EP3-TPR-005
Release date: MARCH, 2006.

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It doesn't matter what's your spot in the globe, if it's spring, summer or fall. Anois will trick winter upon your toes, or any season that makes you feel remotely cold.

Poni Republic couldn't be more proud to present Anois' debut EP, a folk guided chamber pop music record, beautifully crafted by intimate atmospheres and shivering whispers sung softly by a girl and a boy, as if they were memories of earlier conversations about uncertain destinies.

Let the music of Lars Kranholdt and Anne Bayer embrace, you and your loneliness, even if you're one of those who brats about being completely happy.

 

// ANOIS / TARCERY ON A FROSTED WINDOW //
01 - SET THE PACE [DOWNLOAD]
02 - AND YOU ARE OKAY [DOWNLOAD]
03 - TRACERY ON A FROSTED WINDOW [DOWNLOAD]
04 - MIN-FOR [DOWNLOAD]
05 - THROW OUT THE LIGHT [DOWNLOAD]
06 - #3 [DOWNLOAD]
07 - I'M CURRENTLY NOT PLENTY [DOWNLOAD]

All songs written and produced by Anois. Guitar, vocals and programming by Lars Kranholdt. Additional vocals by Anne Bayer. Violin by Nastasja Ernst. Recorded up north Germany; 2005. Contact: pleasemutetoday.com.

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American Chamber Music Untitled
EP3-TPR-004
Release date: MARCH, 2006.

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Oh, just when we thought it wasn't going to be an easy task finding good rock music, this modest and shy guy called Mark, was introduced to us through Soundsister. And his music was not only good, it was charming and exactly what we had been seeking for.

Mark Pantoja is from San Francisco , and only with the help of a studio drummer, his music, besides being beautifully crafted, is also intriguing, gentle and deeply cinematographic. American Chamber Music is what he calls it, and we can't say there's a better name for this unique vision of post-rock. All performed not by a sextet, but by Pantoja himself.

Untitled, is a mini-EP featuring two songs, a prologue and an epilogue that hasn't stopped playing in our iPods and computers since we first heard it. It's a small piece of rock music that grows within each play inside your heart.

 

// AMERICAN CHAMBER MUSIC / UNTITLED //
01 - PROLOGUE: COLMA BOUND TRAIN [DOWNLOAD]
02 - STILL LIFE [DOWNLOAD]
03 - SOMETHING ABOUT MOTION [DOWNLOAD]
04 - EPILOGUE: LULLABY [DOWNLOAD]

Music by American Chamber Music. Recorded by Sonny Walker, Millenium Sound, San Francisco, CA. Guitars and keyboards by Mark Pantoja. Drums by Sonny Walker. Design by Nicolás Pradilla, photographs by Eric Gamboa. Contact: myspace.com/americanchambermusic

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Gloom Mutatis Mutandi
EP3-TPR-003
Release date: NOVEMBER, 2005.

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We were one of those who actually thought the 90's glitchy and drilled sound was never going to be nicely produced in Mexico. But it wasn't until, 24-year-old, Juan, appeared at our house a few days ago, and introduced us his alter-ego: Gloom. This smart ass, yet humble genius, definitely proved us wrong.

Though, he is better known as Bifidus; a Filtro Netlabel dub-guided techno project, recently available at their website. Nobody had heard of him before Bifidus, some say the guy was lonely, and probably locked inside his home studio, producing dubby techno, while listening to old Autechre and Squarepusher records with nostalgia. No wonder his music is so good.

Yeah, you got it. It's IDM, the good kind, like back in the day.

 

// GLOOM / MUTATIS MUTANDI EP //
01 - MUTATIS MUTANDI [DOWNLOAD]
02 - GEOSYNCHRONOUS [DOWNLOAD]
03 - LINFOGRANULOMA [DOWNLOAD]
04 - REVOHL [DOWNLOAD]
05 - GASH [DOWNLOAD]
06 - COPE [DOWNLOAD]

All songs written and produced by Bifidus. Mexico, DF, 2005. Art work by Cristian Cárdenas.

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Nuuro In Transit
EP3-TPR-002
Release date: NOVEMBER, 2005.

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Alex already controls his computer like an adult, but he is not even allowed to buy beer in his country yet . How ironic, huh? But don't let that stop you, because he's not another white nerd.

Besides the fact he's from Caracas, Venezuela, and sure knows how to make people dance, his cut-rhythm style and programming skills are just wonderful. In Transit is the sound of south american youth's folklore, flirting with electronic pop and experimental music.

 

// NUURO / IN TRANSIT EP //
01 - EDISON MELODIES [DOWNLOAD]
02 - COMMON DRAGONS [DOWNLOAD]
03 - RETI [DOWNLOAD]
04 - TERRORFIST [DOWNLOAD]
05 - ICEOLATE [DOWNLOAD]
06 - ELECTRK [DOWNLOAD]

All songs written and produced by Alejandro Ghersi; except "Edison Melodies", contains sample from "Remain" by Jose Gonzalez, included in Veneer, 2003. In Transit, Caracas, Venezuela; 2005. Art work by Manuel Morales. Contact: www.nuuro.net.

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Yamamoto Columpio
EP3-TPR-001
Release date: NOVEMBER, 2005.

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Yamamoto is a beautiful duo from Tijuana who puts out the finest no-fi pop currently available in Mexico. They've been around in the borderline noise and Kleenex pop scene since the mid nineties, and it isn't until now that we can hear them in one single piece. This is Supereit's alter-ego in love. So they say...

Boy to girl flirtations, whispers and naive sighs. Love is music that will always make us smile, and Yamamoto was not the exception. This EP is the true reason the Poni Republic started. Columpio was and is our gem. Now, it's also yours.

 

// YAMAMOTO / COLUMPIO EP //
01 - STARFLYER [DOWNLOAD]
02 - NUNU [DOWNLOAD]
03 - BEDTIME STORY [DOWNLOAD]
04 - COLUMPIO [DOWNLOAD]
05 - SUBEBAJA [DOWNLOAD]
06 - STARGAZER [DOWNLOAD]

All songs written and produced by Mario Supereit and Brenda J. Tijuana, Mexico; 2005. Art work by Manuel Morales. Contact: myspace.com/yamamoto

Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 2.5 License. The Poni Republic, 2005.

 

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American Chamber Music
myspace.com/americanchambermusic

Mark Pantoja is from San Francisco, and his music, besides being beautifully crafted, is also intriguing, gentle and deeply cinematographic.

Untitled
EP3-TPR-004
Release date: MARCH, 2006.

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Anois
pleasemutetoday.com

Lars Kranholdt and Anne Bayer's music will embrace you and your loneliness even in the worst cases. Their music is a unique example among the whole new DIY and lo-fi folk movement currently sprouting worldwide. Anois is magical and dreamy, but their songs nowdays can also result heavily thoughtful and heart breaking.


Tracery On A Frosted Window
EP3-TPR-005
Release date: MARCH, 2006.

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Songs for Sunday Parlours / Anois Split EP
EP3-TPR-013
Release date: SEPTEMBER, 2007.

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Gloom

He is better known as Bifidus, yet here's Gloom. Some say he was lonely, and probably locked inside his home studio producing weird dubby techno, while listening to old Autechre and Squarepusher records with nostalgia. No wonder his music is so good. Although he never thought it would make it out of his studio, we decided to relase this EP, mostly because we thought he'd just throw it away. Such a crime...

 

Mutatis Mutandi
EP3-TPR-003
Release date: NOVEMBER, 2005.

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Joiejoiejoie

Clément Marion is French and currently living in Belgium. He's the kind of songwriter that would attract the attention of people who dig Sofia Coppola's soundtracks. Joiejoiejoie is indeed cheery, cute and even corky, but it's so sincere and real to it its own imaginary musical world, that it hooks you up until you need more and more of his soothing perky songs.


2006 EP
EP3-TPR-003
Release date: SEPTEMBER, 2007.

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Math
myspace.com/acousticmath

Kevin Steinhauser writes around three or four songs every week. If he doesn't, he goes a little bit crazy, but that usually only happens with his other project: Math The Band. He has self-released a variety of records featuring over 20 different songs each, though for Poni Republic , he only selected 7 songs especially meant for you.


Nature
EP3-TPR-008
Release date: OCTOBER, 2006.

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Nuuro
www.nuuro.net

Alex makes cute, yet intelligent and well structured, electronic pop music; sung by a stunning voice that haunts any sort of youth nostalgia.

He's not 80's influenced, but he sure knows how to sing and make any song sound beautiful, like back in the days.

Besides the fact he's from Caracas, Venezuela, and sure knows how to make people dance, his cut-rhythm style and programming skills are just wonderful. In Transit is the sound of south american youth's folklore, flirting with electronic pop and experimental music.

In Transit
EP3-TPR-002
Release date: NOVEMBER, 2005.

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All Clear
TPR-CD-001
Release date: SEPTEMBER, 2006.

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Paper Heart EP
EP3-TPR-012

Release date: SEPTEMBER, 2007.

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The Oslo Deadtrash Project
vs. NIM

oslodeadtrashproject.com

Thinking that not all pop music has to be shinning happy, catchy, or silly; during a sleepless night, Pierre Lejeune decided to let himself go on the music of his partner Jean-Francois Flamey, better known as NIM, who also directs a and very nice label called Carte Postale Records in Belgium.

Drug Tourist Medikit
EP3-TPR-007
Release date: JULY, 2006.

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Oto Efekt
otoefekt.com

In Living Room EP, french songwriter Phoene Somsavath, does for chamber electronic music what This Mortal Coil or His Name is Alive did for pop: she creates soundtracks capable of taking listeners to unsuspected invisible places, where the drunkenness of dreams and her sounds, are confused with our very own innermost stories.

Living Room
EP3-TPR-009
Release date: OCTOBER, 2006.

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Sappho

They recall the crash of the classic Wall of Sound, circa Loveless, against Pavement's roughest work passing through Brian Wilson's Smile spirit. Either way, except for Sappho, there is absolutely no other band based in Mexico that resembles, with such elegance and tenderness, the greatest moments of indie rock's dearest and everlasting road.


The Civilized Thing To Do
TPR-CD-002
Release date: SEPTEMBER, 2007.

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Silverstone

Mostly popular for his acclaimed soothing micro-house Relief album as Transistor, mexican producer Edgar Medina locked himself away from those foot-stomping days and started using his laptop like Dustin Huffman did in Rain Man with his typewriter, only Edgar was trying new sounds, new textures, giggly ambient sounds.

Time Will Heal
EP3-TPR-006
Release date: JULY, 2006.

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Songs for Sunday Parlours
myspace.com/songsforsundayparlours

Malte Jantzen and Saskia Melina are the kind of persons who chill at their flats with no fear of staying there locked until late night, just sitting there, passionately silent, listening with infinite attention to their most favorite songs, mutually whispering, so they don't disrespect whoever is performing through the stereo.

Self-titled
EP3-TPR-0
10
Release date: MARCH, 2007.

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Songs for Sunday Parlours / Anois Split EP
EP3-TPR-013
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Todosantos
todosantos.com.ve

What Alberto Stangarone, Ernesto Pantin and Mariana Martin have in common besides their unique sound, is that each of their current members are highly notorious in Caracas' new rave scene since the early 2000's. They've only released one LP entitled Aeropuerto, and that independent recording got them great reviews and gigs all over the world, including TV. Barcelona, New York, Austin, Caracas or Bogotá, it doesn't matter where they are, people dance, because their language is understood world-wide: FIESTA! FIESTA! FIESTA! You know what we mean?



Acid Girlzzz
EP3-TPR-011
Release date: MARCH, 2007.

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Yamamoto
myspace.com/yamamoto

Yamamoto is a beautiful duo from Tijuana who puts out the finest no-fi pop currently available in Mexico. They've been around in the borderline noise and Kleenex pop scene since the mid nineties, and it isn't until now that we can hear them in one single piece.

Columpio
EP3-TPR-001
Release date: NOVEMBER, 2005.

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