RAIN OF MOLTEN IRON (LP)
6 track ep incl broken english club remix
THE DYNAMICS OF VANITY
12" lp NL
experimental works by sebastian melmoth
great collaboration of interstellar funk & roberta valera
electro styled techno by trenton chase
to kick-start artificial dances 2018 release programme, the label has once again delved deep into the darkest corners of the dutch electronic underground. the result is a debut solo ep from another future hero, hague-based pasiphae. born in greece, pasiphae took up djing and music production when she moved to the netherlands five years ago. by 2016, she was confident enough to hold her own in the studio with intergalactic gary, with the resulting collaborative 12inch, made of glass, winning praise for its floor-rocking rhythms and throbbing electronic instrumentation.
LA BOMBE PLASTIQUE
having debuted with a fine ep by job sifre, artificial dance has returned to the source for release number two. the 12inch pays tribute to one of the most influential figures of original diy electronic music scene of holland, hanjo erkamp. during the first half of the 1980s, erkamp had a hand in some of the most experimental and forward-thinking releases on the now legendary cassette label, trumpett. famously, he was a member of two of the labelís key bands industrial outfit doxa sinistra and new wave combo ende shneafliet but during the period he also recorded a swathe of solo tracks as c.stein, most of which only saw the light of day decades later. la bombe plastique, a thrillingly spacey and futurist cut rich in proto-techno rhythms, intergalactic electronic motifs and drowsy choral vocals. for this timely reissue, the superb original version comes accompanied by a fresh re-edit created primarily for dj use.