“cliché’s principle” exhibits the two-sided aura of an artist long familiar with the cultivation of diy ethos: an effortless expulsion of playful immediacy and the unfolding of a musician well versed in unpretentious composition. lucy cliché’s five track ep for fleisch records is a jacking romp through 120-125bpm electro/new-beat, swooning through downcast ambience, lobotomised vocal samples and sweat-drenched hardware rhythms.
lucy’s musical oeuvre piles high, as a figure in the sydney underground for the past 15 years she has always explored sounds that playfully antagonize the status-quo, the dysfunctional no-wave approach of her band naked on the vague and the manipulated tape ambience of half high echo throughout cliché’s principle in the form of chorus buzzed synth chords, abstract drones and ethereal evocation. while there is the strong presence of a live veteran at work behind the machines, cliché’s principle holds five tracks produced purely with the intention of paving the dance-floor.
fleisch is thrilled to present the debut of stockholm’s dissociō,,, modus trā,,,ns, aka dmt, featuring four cuts of some of the purest, unadulterated acid ever to hit the streets since orange sunshine. in the words of terence mckenna himself, sampled in the opening title track, “dmt is the strongest hallucinogen there is…”, and dmt certainly hold true to their name as a pair of 303s weave a mind-altering journey through multiple dimensions of being. driven and dirty techno beats form the rhythmic foundation while esoteric vocal samples lead the proceedings through the tibetan book of the dead in “origin/destination” and “bardo thō,,,dol”, and onward into the metaphysical mantra of “trans dimensional”.
originally hailing from melbourne australia, the now berlin based live electronic act forces release their latest mlp- newbody on the label incarnation of the berlin based fleisch collective. the 6 track mlp maps their relationship over the last few years with four new tracks and two remixes. ranging from taught, neurotic pop and ebm to bristling ambient landscapes, newbody burns with a kind of pre-dawn energy that is both euphoric and paranoid. newbody depicts the final moment in the boomerang arc of technology as it returns to completely re-enter the body, perfectly capturing the focused urgency and post-electronic physicality of forces live.
fractions eschew biographical identity in their debut release for berlin s fleisch records. a potent mix of ebm, techno, breakbeat, electro, acid and horror- soundtrack provides only a title, control , s&m leaning artwork that seems to reference dali s in voluptas mors and a one-line manifesto: make dead dance.
one can imagine, listening to kontravoid’s latest release, an alternate reality in which the cold-war played out to the background of drum machines and spectrographs, sinister audio technology manipulating a hidden frequency of the world’s unfoldings. cameron findlay returns to his masked alias for the first kontravoid release since his debut self-titled album, years in the studio reap their rewards as the production on ‘undone’ effortlessly cuts its way through hypnotic dance floor compositions.
spoiled drama reemerges exhibiting their darker side on -this is our mission-, their debut on the label embodiment of berlin s fleisch collective. the five track ep exhibits a unique range and dexterity, blurring lines between the realms of techno, ebm, acid and electro with a touch of maladjusted pop and post-punk. from the anxious beat and shimmering tones of -another death experience- to the ritualistic war drums and heavily distorted vocals of -kisses are out of fashion-, expect to feel dizzied, unnerved, yet beckoned to move. the eponymous track closes out the ep in an undeniably drexciyan fashion, low-pitched vocals emerging from watery depths in lush sweeping pads and dissonant melodies. a mission accomplished with style.
schwefelgelb return to fleisch with den umgekehrten atem. this 4 track document offers sid and eddy s latest gems in the pursuit of the perfect beat. propulsive and heady, den umgekehrten atem renders the glass and dust of early digital and wavetable synthesis with narcotic definition. fragments of rgb split conga and drone swarm around this body hybrid of techno and ebm, created with the sole purpose of stirring neural cocktails in the minds of listeners from detroit to berlin. currently one of the best live electronic acts on the planet, extensive touring across the globe in support of an unfaltering stream of releases has made 2017 an incredible time for schwefelgelb so far. with a record of such energy and clarity of vision as this, it doesn t seem like stopping any time soon. / incl mp3 code
rendered is the relatively new collaboration between daniel myer (haujobb, architect) & clement perez (14anger), both veterans of their respective genres spanning early 90s ebm and darkwave to more recent destructive techno releases. this fresh offering via fleisch combines both of their signature styles into a colossal and abrasive 31 minute rhythmic barrage.
WIE DIE FINGER DURCH DEN NEBEL (PHASE FATALE REMIX)
12" Vinyl D06.05.16
schwefelgelb is the electronic music project of sid & eddy. having carefully straddled the boundaries between techno, ebm and electro, the duo is entering 2016 with a 12” release on the new label incarnation of the berlin based fleisch collective. fleisch consists of a group of miscreants known for throwing some of the best curated dark underground dance parties in berlin, with a focus on sounds ranging from e.b.m., new beat, acid to techno. the metamorphosis of fleisch into a label could not demand a more fitting debut than schwefelgelb’s newest sonic discharge. tight programming, catchy analog synth-bass coupled with well utilized & frenetic shouted vocals echo the golden age of electronic body music. a refreshing progression of sounds moves the style forward without being afflicted with the formulaic and hollow tendencies befallen similar attempts by others acts over the years.