pinkman delivers another sturdy record for the connoisseurs of discomforting electronics. the second 5 years of tears release unifies 6 artists, each with their own interpretation of the labels ill-famed sound, embodied in vibrating basslines, metallic beats, and corrosive acid. gear yourself up for yet more nerve-racking music and get accustomed to the obscurity of this series of releases, because the madness is all but finished.
alex dorn aka credit 00 takes a sidestep from his uncanny valley/rat life camp to showcase his rumbling, industrial machine funk and bad-ass attitude on pinkman. vision gets blurry and panic sets in as the a-side track exctasy overdose blasts with vibrating basslines and shrieking sirens. on the flip we have the stripped slowbeat electro cut data control, showing a huge middle finger to online mass surveillance. the ep ends with the weirdo jam weg von diesem ort in which alex samples synth and covers vocals of an obscure, industrial cassette tape from the early 80s.
kris baha turns to pinkman with a standout 5 tracker blending influences and ranging from ebm, darkwave and experimental electronics. what makes them work together is a shared industrial edge, spine-chilling atmospheres and minimalistic vocals. by finding excellence in diversity this record is equally suited for boiling dance floors and home listening purposes.
four years after his excellent eclipse 12-, roberto auser is back on a rotterdam staple: pinkman. color your soul has adopted some, but not all, of its older brother s attributes. lumbering with menacing intent, the title piece leaves wreckage in its bruising wake. -do you want to believe- is cut from the same deviant cloth. grunting rhythms stomp on tortured strings, industrial shrieks cry beneath the boot of a raging beat. the closer, -wake u up-, has auser toying with his victim. steam hisses, acid lines bulge, pistons pound and sirens blare in this boiled work of brooding brutality.
burbling basslines. hissing hi-hats. snapping snares. soulful synths. streams of machine currents meander and merge in the red hour, mark du mosch s debut ep for pinkman. four cuts of compelling and complex electronics, each track offering a different side of du mosch s sound. textured techno from the margins.
pinkman records presents five years of tears: a string of releases dedicated to celebrate the 5th birth year of the label. the first volume features contributions by 3 of the labels usual suspects, as well as newcomer randstad. ernestas sadaus powerful, raw and menacing cut starts sets the scene for alessandro parisi to delve deep into his synthesizer toolkit. what comes out is a highly emotional production, infused with sirens and melodies that may cause tearful mourning on the dancefloors. on the b side identified patient provides yet another one of his notoriously slow and filthy underground creepers, while randstad delivers another burst of energy that celebrates raw percussion, gloomy pads and haunting vocal samples.
for the 23rd release on pinkman, rotterdam based mitchell goor delivers a 4 tracker of slow, raw and warped techno. the contrast between unpolished percussive instruments and ethereal melodies reoccurs throughout the release and gets polished and refined by haunting vocal samples and pungent acid bass lines. this gives the record an ability to take audiences on rollercoaster rides through tension and anger as well as hope and promise, powered by permanent, adrenaline stimulating, raw energy.
2017 repress! dj overdose brings us higher and higher with this new versatile 5 tracker on the rising dutch label pinkman. cinematic soundscapes combined with sinister electronix. comes with beautiful artwork on a disco sleeve. tip!
the brooklyn sessions bring together old and new pinkman friends. annanan returns, this time with maroje t, for three pieces of ny darkness. acid tainted torment opens the 12inch, pain and rejection catalogued in the barren confrontations in terms of sexuality. i saw you maintains that cold edge. militaristic percussion is dipped in industrial grease, lost samples circling in a haze of distortion. the pair explore reduction with tracks being boiled down to leave only distilled dread behind. the breathy vocals of i am close, drum patterns looped into machine groan and the aching abyss.
identified patient debuts on pinkman with a brimming 12 inch with claustrophobia and paranoia. acrid acid lines have been boiled down and smeared across cranking percussion. sired in a soup of static, a blackened groove stalks the entire ep. dusty beats are rinsed in smelting liquor, a smouldering ebm undercurrent surfacing as the noose tightens to a close.
betonkust and palmbomen ii are back with their second collaborative effort. this time on the dutch pinkman label. six brand new tracks that seem a lot darker than their previous work. somewhere between belgian new beat from 1988 and the west coast sound of holland. a lo-fi nightmare that turns out to be reality. pounding drums, paranoid acid patterns and angsty out of control synth choirs.
introducing broken dreams, a new series of white label releases on rotterdam based pinkman label. first up is metropolis, who returns with four wave, electro and body music hybrids. a quartet of tracks that draw on lapien s diverse catalogue, this is undoubtedly some of his darkest music to date. acid, new beat and post-punk influences bubble and churn throughout. crisp beats crash, strings lament, vocals sigh and synth stabs squirm for an ep that refuses to conform to norms. a hoarse and harsh cry to open a new pinkman chapter.
following eps for creme organization and w.t. records, art crime delivers a four tracker of meltingly good music on pinkman records. chords cascade, blending and reforming, in the warming wonder of still life , dead carnation is from a similar place. keys skipping down scales, dancing down them as percussion lends a touch of weight. distant is the mood changer. rain falls, smoke whirls and the night descends in this dark and intoxicating encounter. but those clouds part for the close. lush pads and soaring notes break through for calming currents of the less than aptly titled hectic . an artist rewriting stereotypes, an ep of true quality.
debut four tracker by peeping tom on the pinkman imprint. blistering techno and dramatic electro injected jams from this unknown rotterdam based voyeur. comes with an insert with pictures taken on the streets by the peeper himself.
the mysterious talent antenna shows his tough, high impact house sound for his second release on the dutch pinkman label. first up, ‘childhood’ is a mid tempo bit of elastic, groove driven house with whirring machines, raw synth patterns and filtered, muffled vocals. hi hats add an incendiary element of pressure but really this one is all about the pinging, rubbery drums that flail like drunken limbs. ‘when i read my book’ is another purposeful offering riddled with melody and deep drums, slapping claps and lots of jittery cow bells, impish synth sounds and bass kills that brings a real sense of energy to proceedings. lastly, ‘in august’ is a tripped out cut with skipping kick drums, celestial and heavenly, glassy melodies and skittish percussion that all glide along in alluring and off kilter fashion. this is house music, but not as you know it!
acid, no wave and experimental house producer drvg cvltvre has been busy recently. after releasing with chris moss acid on shipwrec in 2014, vincent koreman then served up a full ep of his own, on dutch label cos_mos and is now back once again with a new four track affair on pinkman that comes two years after he offered up the label’s first ep in 2013. up first, * my houz* is a swampy house track with heavy drums, whirring machines and white noise textures all adding up to an intense affair that sounds like little else. then comes * tyranny of the gods* , a slow tempo but high impact track that builds and builds on a nerve lead synth line as frazzled bass props things up from below. dark and weird, occult and rave, its another unique proposition. on the flip, * sleepdealer* is an unbalanced house track with taught, tight bass and is shot through with laser like synths. serene and spaced out, it makes way for closer * crack spirit guide* which is a noisy, intense and brooding fusion of crisp percussion, big walls of synth and chattering drums that really have you on edge. once agin, then, drvg cvltvre has come up with the idiosyncratic goods.
the dutch pinkman label is back with a new ep from xosar, who debuts on the label and covers release number 10. xosar is the berlin based, american born producer who has excelled on lies and rush hour with a unique, experimental sound that draws heavily on the hardware she uses as well as a live, freeform approach to arrangement. here she comes correct once more with two new cuts of mystic techno.
unstoppable youngster innershades comes with a new limited four tracker on the pinkman imprint! the belgium based talent shows hes definitely not a one trick pony and continues to explore his sound even further. this time by releasing two phat old school electro inspired bangers, and two synthesizer (nu)disco tracks which already proved to be fully effective on the floor!
the mysterious antenna project drops a new limited 12 inch on the pinkman imprint. cold east european house tracks topped with melancholic vocals. straight from the attic, all recorded on the fly. comes with cover and label artwork designed by the artists themselves
the second ep on the dutch imprint pinkman comes from roberto auser who brings a varied ep with his unique westcoast sound. first off is the outer space dance track never say never again, remixed by dutch techno pioneer mark du mosch on the flip. the final track eclipse brings us back to his native country ausland, a tribal battle track for all the weekend warriors out there
the first release of the new dutch label pinkman contains four great tracks from drvg cvltvre, formerly known as ra-x. his music is slow, doomy, with broken disco and house elements, focussing on on hypnotic repetition and percussion. most of the music is made with electronic means, but is rooted in an organic, percussive approach.