​,,​,,introducing paris-based contemporary sculptor and music maker erwan sene joining the exponential unknown precept roster. gathering pieces thought of as little narratives for his debut release, not without a bit french irony around the concept of work, i heard you laughing wavers towards mechanical repetition and something more outdated at times. purposely slowing down the tempo to fit the apparent redundancy of an industrial environment and its steadily running engines. an eroded atmosphere of sorts, analogous to the smokestacks emanating from factory chimneys. accentuating the ambiguity of a wild thought which is hard to grasp. despite its machine-driven aspect, sene primary questions the difficulty to manage one s life stuck in a primitive mindset, making intuitive associations in a grid pattern. carbon copy music for the tangled minds out there, leaving room for nothing but sedated feelings.
nigh/tmare’s most recent ep, entitled “hypnagogia” on thrènes records, is the perfect example of the artist’s uncompromising attitude. the integral work on this project is the perfect sublimation of experimental overtones, rugged beats, and techno punch, making for a candid, outstanding, and diverse approach with a lot of edge.
(2lp+dl) lucy and rrose, now coming together as the lotus eaters, have established themselves separately as techno artists who are just as comfortable operating in the uncharted area of experimental music. running their own labels (stroboscopic artefacts and eaux, respectively), they have gained a cult following, both influencing and challenging the direction of techno.
debut lp from safa pressed on 180g 12- in a ltd edition of 300 copies w/ inlay artwork by maria kassab & text by judy of seas on modular mind. sonic venture into the complexity of physical spaces and human interactions.
the metallic compilation danzas electricas is back for a second volume ! curated by sacha mambo, it presents only artists from nowadays and takes distance from the edits to push original and weird electronic music of close artists friends from dresden, copenhagen, berlin, prague, lyon and hamburg. some of them are already relatives of macadam mambo : konsistent, wosto, heninspace eva geist or sacha himself and it introduces new acts : ekstern (nixxon & spacelex), service, houschyard or sauerstofff to present a good mixture of kraut, punk, industrial tracks, which never fall into dark.
through the cortex sees fixmer gravitating toward a different kind of industrial-tinged electronics, led as much (or more) by analogue sequencers, melodies and ultra-saturated sounds of synthesizers than drums and percussion
certain feelings, visions, and sounds recur to us as if in dreams. flashes of recall, hints of remembrance, suggestions of what could have been, or what may yet still be. a spark — a glimpse — a glimmer. we gaze into the abyss, fearless, the abyss gazes back, familiar. cognition — recursion — immanence.
left hand path presents the second full-length lp, idol collapse, from forests 森,林,. written by jon du, kuo-hung tseng, and zun long in taipei, taiwan. eight songs in 36 minutes that unfurl like a flower and expand like a mushroom cloud, designed for utter osmosis and total absorption. the helix twists, the loop is closed. the cycle begins anew.
mastered by mark pistel at room 5 studios, san francisco, california. produced in a deluxe gatefold vinyl edition with artwork by wang yu and design, layout by nathan rickard and allen chiu.
1/2 gott is the new project of sneaker from dresden/berlin and scannoir from zurich, who share their love for ebm and synth pop not only when djing but also when producing. in several nights and with the help of a decent group of instruments, they have evoked a series of tracks that can certainly be subsumed as new swiss wave. the first record is entitled 1/2 gott and will be followed by gott in the foreseeable future. the result is music that sounds as if the iron curtain had never fallen. although sneaker likes to step to the microphone, he leaves the vocals to scannoir, who gives the perfect counterpart for the menacing beats with his deep laments. the tracks are little masterpieces in the matter of repetition with whipping drums and off-beat percussions. however, they cannot disguise their hymn-like gesture. this must be the sound of a sunrise over the industrial area.
3024 is back with a quintessentially unique and current take on the hardcore continuum with a brand new various artists ep featuring music by label head martyn, advanced percussive science by yak, midsummer melancholy by baltra and avant-techno by the manchester/berlin duo juniper.
limited 2018 repress on smoke blue vinyl.
on the heels of his critically acclaimed debut full-length >bad vibes<, shlohmo embarks deeper into darker realms on his latest venture self-described as night time backyard noises, >vacation< builds on the aesthetic shlohmo established with mixes for fact and fader, in which broken cassette tapes and warped found sounds melded into melodic beats packed with veiled emotion and latent mystery. from >the way u do< verges on r&b pop, to the enigmatic >wen uuu<, which simultaneously pulls at the heartstrings with a quavering vocal sample while churning forward in a passionate, indisputable groove, and the pastoral >rained the whole time<, which takes cues from the ubiquitous burial, this is a poignant set of originals. a stellar cast of remixers: nicholas jaar, teebs, airhead, salva and groundislava, contribute to take >vacation< to the next level.
dark entries are honored to reissue the 4th full-length from carolyn fok / cyrnai, an asian-american female solo artist from the bay area. in 1990 ‘to subtle-drive’ was re-released with 2 songs from the 1988 release and 4 new compositions. this reissue adds 5 bonus tracks recorded during the same period spread across a double lp set. each copy includes a double sided insert with lyrics, photos and notes by carolyn. all songs have been remastered by george horn at fantasy studios. old-soul beat tracks on cassette with time and techno-guilotine songs.
falk records will be releasing ‘spaces’ from icelandic experimental producer aaiieenn this august. aaiieenn is the solo project of electronic musician hallmar gauti halldórsson. halldórsson first came to music though being a mover and shaker in iceland’s punk and hardcore scene where he was the “harsh noise guy” with local band distill the world. with aaiieenn however, halldórsson moved away from the guitars and screaming to a fully electronic world of experimental synth music and gorging on the mathematical possibilities and expanses of arpeggio/sequencer driven ambient music. ‘calab-yau’ and ‘continuous property 1’ drip shards of pure crystalline sound into deep crevasses as harmonic droplets ping of gleaming surfaces coated with spongiform bass. the light and effervescent ‘euclidean’ evokes classic ambient works aphex twin, while ‘manifold’ is more direct with a muscular and sturdy bassline. spaces closes with the fluttering and lush ambient sounds of ‘zariksi’ that are carried into the skies by a pulsing and gliding techno beat.
rq’s debut lp for blu mar ten music, ‘solid ground’, occupies a darkly dreamlike hinterland, located somewhere between the retro-futurism of photek and alice coltrane’s jazz psychedelia. fragmented, distant beats, rippling modal patterns and restrained astral basslines provide rhythmic and harmonic anchors to a constellation of timbres and textures.
dark entries are honored to reissue the 3rd full length from carolyn fok / cyrnai, an asian-american female solo artist from the bay area. originally self-released in 1988, this reissue adds 3 unreleased bonus tracks recorded during the same period. each copy includes a double sided insert with lyrics, photos and notes by carolyn. all songs have been remastered by george horn at fantasy studios.
dark entries are honored to reissue the debut album from carolyn fok / cyrnai, an asian-american female solo artist from the bay area. the 6-track 12” ep was released in 1985 by mind matter records with a 48-page zine featuring carolyn’s poetry and drawings, re-printed here. for this reissue we’ve added 8 unreleased bonus tracks recorded between 1980-1984 and included a 6-page press kit with photos and notes by carolyn. all songs have been remastered by george horn at fantasy studios.
dark entries are honored to reissue the 2nd full length from carolyn fok / cyrnai, an asian-american female solo artist from the bay area. originally released by ladd-frith in 1986, this reissue adds 4 unreleased bonus tracks recorded during the same period. each copy includes a 16-page zine with lyrics, photos and notes by carolyn. all songs have been remastered by george horn at fantasy studios.
k.a.c.z.m.a.r.e.k”, from the title to the sounds, is intended to be a more personal project for paul ritch – indelibly closer to the confluences of sounds that he hears embodying the spirit of kaczmarek. he drives the mind’s eye deep into the inner-ear with the album’s spacious opening tracks, only to leave your head bobbing with the extraterrestrial rhythms that emerge as the main body of the album. moody and foreboding, loaded with the scattered, staccato and broken beats, more ovular than linear in composition and ranging from vaporous-ambience to hyperventilating grooves, the nine tracks on this album defy categorisation. the “k.a.c.z.m.a.r.e.k” album will give the listener a deep well to return to. the vinyl release will be a fittingly rare issue – only 100 numbered copies are going out, while digital releases will run parallel. keeping with the dark and cryptic theme of the first releases russian artist, sasha sime, is back for his third kczmrk cover design
2018 feiert das britische electronic-duo future sound of london sein 30-jähriges bestehen. mit -from the archives vol.9- erblicken weitere unveröffentlichte tracks aus ihren umfangreichen archiven erstmals das licht der welt, die den zeitraum der frühen 1990er bis heute umspannen. progressiv-elektronische experimente aus den tiefen des fsol-katalogs.
originally released as a limited run cassette on low jacks editons gravats label in 2017, we now get an official vinyl pressing via l.i.e.s. krikor kouchian serves this killer soundtrack to the documentary arabie saoudite: les liaisons dangerousness where the french tv program focuses on the saudi royal familys support of wahhabism and the wests appeasement of saudi foreign policy, kouchian underlines and accentuates the content with a brooding blend of mirage-like electronics and minimalist drum machine geometries. a deviation from his previous works and he moves into appropriately darker synth territory with this one.
full spectrum double 12” from garies - eight tracks running from bittersweet beatdown-ish bits to slow-burn electro to second wave-inspired techno, injected with funk, melody and an mpc-mindset. garies = new jackson (all city, hivern) + lumigraph (mpr, opal tapes). full colour cover. mastered by thomas p heckmann. cut at schnittstelle. pressed at mpo. artwork by mel keane.
DRIFTED MID-FLOW SERIES 001 (2X12 INCH, 140 G VINYL)
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after a short hatius following the sellout dr001 - tommy vicari jnr s suction ep in 2015. drifted records latest sub-label project mid-flow series showcases the more electronic/breakbeat shade of minimal techno. their debut 8 track various artist compilation lp includes compositions from henry hyde, martinez, voigtmann, alicia hush, lee hume, unai trotti, amathia and bilal.
amidst the chameleon-like output of his many monikers such as ontal and figure/ground, brooklyn-based brenecki releases as his own name for the 3rd time in 10 years. mutated funk techno under skilled hands, out to thrash pits across 5 tracks reneging against modern technology manipulation.
after some outstanding releases from stojche, aybee and kuba sojche, dmk step up again with another impressive release, this time with john shima who delivers the stealth ep. after recent releases on exalt and firescope records, the quality continues across this ep, with four cuts of deep atmospheric techno.
amish boy aka sküge (not to be confused with skudge) is hugues croibien, a thirty seven year old belgian who has experimented with electronic music since his teens. with a diet of seal phüric, the prodigy, autechre and unit moebius stoking his primordial fire, croibien began to align with the rage that exists in the breakcore genre. already an addict of reggae and dub at this time, croibien decided to create some cut-up raggacore with his brand new ableton live 3 software. meanwhile with friends, croibien created break n brol, a non-lucrative association which tried to promote alternative electronic music in liège where he lived. they premiered some bassline stars kanji kinetic and -squire of gothos- on the belgian scene, alongside other alternative electronic composers and musicians like subjex, ebola, mustard gunn and herrmutt lobby. the fellowship decided to create a free net label to release compilations with the bnb party artists. the rough style techno resurgence over the last few years has precipitated a metamorphosis, sküge became amish boy more glitchy than techno, more offbeat than acid and more ambivalent than industrial. although heavily invested for two decades now, laika test project on power vacuum will be croibiens first vinyl release, with a follow-up already in the pipeline.
following the success of the debut album ‘endless’, released in 2017, the multi-instrumentalist and composer from abruzzo, italy is ready for his next step with ‘exile’, his second studio album and his second release with 7k!, the label launched by the historic berlin label !k7 dedica- ted to modern classical, ambient, and experimental music.
„working class woman“, das anfang oktober auf ninja tune erscheint, ist die vierte und selbstreflexivste platte der in montreal lebenden produzentin marie davidson. der sound von „working class woman“ ist direkter als jede ihrer bisherigen veröffentlichungen. die einflüsse sind immer noch die gleichen, von italo disco über electro bis hin zu proto-industrial, allerdings führt sie durch das album mit der schwere eines heftigen schlags in die magengrube, was das album zu einer platte macht, die intuitiver ist als alles andere, was sie bisher veröffentlicht hat. die vinyl-lp erscheint inklusive downloadcode.
lock yourself into the beat, but don’t become prisoner to it. the techno pioneer jeff mills understands that only too well. in his quest to liberate himself from the tyranny of the sequencer, mills couldn’t wish for a better partner than the father of afrobeat.
breaking down the boogaloo, study all we can do. conquered panic & bored with style, manucure might be too wild. but everything should be fine wine despite the evident warning. hum hum, sing, rap, simply dance with the mad yogi discernment. sleek or bazerk, bump with the jerk or ride a bike with angels, hustle on broadway! you will need two copies, if you want to blend your psychic power to romance with direct note access. monotonous for stereo tonus chic! peep with hummus connecting lakes & sleepy volcanoes, incognitoes
the raptures luke jenner ventures firmly into the dance floor, this time in full force, on glittering jewel, the brooklyn-based producers debut ep under his meditation tunnel guise. red axes come through with an unclassifiable, stripped-down reinterpretation of fire fly, the perfect pair to deconstruct and re-contextualize the original material.
masked, mythical, and bass! few words are needed when superlative entities collide. dengue dengue dengue are the peruvian duo known for raising a tropical storm. their electronic psychedelia and bass flows from their roots in lima, peru upstream to global dancefloors. the duo are constant in their evolution, exploring rhythms and sounds native to peru and from the world over. their focus is in recreating them in electronic form, mixing the old with the new
bad technology. missed calls. broken languages. international timezones. fourth world fantasies. late night conversations these are just some of the elements that combine to make elixir of immortality one of the most compelling records you will hear all year
nousklaer audio is turning 5 and celebrating the launch of a new sub series named oemoemenoe. over fifty minutes of excellent minimalist synth explorations by rotterdam based musician mattheis on his new long player thin sections. simultaneously launching a new series of albums on nous klaer audio intended for sedentary listening. heavy weight vinyl, full print sleeve and including download card.
• includes exclusive track ‘southgate’ by mount kimbie
• full world tour to support release
• lp includes download card to full mix and full length unmixed tracks
• first official mix compilation from mount kimbie
late night techno, deep house, ambient soundscapes, introspective electro and sci-fi soundtracks with strong influence from the music of detroit and chicago. obscure australian imprint offworld records reactivates after a 21-year hiatus to issue the still tomorrow ep by producer tim jackiw as a label follow-up to the rare science of sound vol 1 touted as one of the best deep techno 12inch singles of the 1990s, reissued in 2016 on the recondite label and now highly sought after by collectors worldwide. a series of archival dat and tape recordings produced in tim’s adelaide-based home studio during the same mid-90’s period as science of sound and the recent memory feedback release on slow life berlin, this 6-track extended play 12inch covers a broad spectrum of electronic sounds including late night techno, deep house, ambient soundscapes, introspective electro and sci-fi soundtracks with strong infl uence from the music of detroit and chicago.
lp with digital download card. selected by sky girl co-conspirer julien dechery, le raccourci culls 15 tracks from ganderas extensive cassette discography, discarded dat recordings, and split cd with lyon toy music project klimperei. while ganderas nostalgic melodies incidentally parallel with the piano key manoeuvres of pascal comelade, robert haigh and dominique lawalrée, le raccourci could only stem from the escapist desires of one eric morin.
focusing on low-slung idm, acid and atmospheric electro with nods to krautrock & ambient sounds, steve hy-lands attraktta project gets an extended outing on the film label. across eight beautifully produced tracks, hyland - one of the founding members of ai records and subsequently concrete plastic, explores vibrant synthesis and intricate drum programming, with the music arriving at a sweet spot between home listening material & club-ready workouts for more intelligent dance floors. eschewing straightforward synth sequences in favour of blissed out - almost disharmonious sonics, hyland trans-mits a curious psychedelia on his debut lp. sounds pitch and warp organically, buoyed up by saturated low end and punchy drum machine percussion. there remains a decidedly accomplished precision to the work, though - with the music bearing all the hallmarks of an artist of some considerable experience - testament to the british pro-ducer & label heads 19 years working in the industry. a colourful, exquisitely composed lp that riffs on a timeless production aesthetic with considerable style, echo principle is a fantastic entry into the film records discography.
robotron is the machine formerly known as xinner. this is its first offering for the esp institute. side as dream resonator is an idiosyncratic network dexterous machine drum/percussion programming, an ebb and flow of floating arpeggios, syncopated counter-melodies and a hail of stabbing stringscontinually diffusing into ethereal vapor all stacked into an (aptly-named) orchestral anthem. side bs ice takes a similar approach with arrangement, each instrument carving out its place in the tracks mechanics for a glorious convergence of patterns, but, where side a proves optimistic, here we sense a more menacing undercurrent, an austerity powerfully articulated through towering kicks and claps so compressed they fill up every dark corner of negative space. indeed, robotron has an innate command for building and calibrating robust systems, but beneath this calculated veil we find the remnant human behavior of xinner. these two songs will whisper loudly but scream quietly.
boris brenecki and darko kolar (aka katran) regroup as ontal for a horo ep that combines their instinctual brutality with a deeper probe into their penchant for experimentation. lead track ikaris flickering storm unfurls a rhythmic rage that rolls over you like a turbo-charged synapse exciter. at its peak ikari feels as if its about to explode into shards of jagged, forged synthesis, but pulls itself back from the brink to reignite its hostile oscillation. r-amen bends the famous breakbeat over a concentrated twin-drop, peak-time 130bpm eruption, while vigilante is a punishing machine, built to instil palpable tension. in blinding form, headless horseman takes apart ikari and reconstructs it as a hyper half-step technoid stepper, complete with a guttural drop reminiscent of the more advanced strains of 170bpm music.
boris brenecki and darko kolar (aka katran) regroup as ontal for a horo ep that combines their instinctual brutality with a deeper probe into their penchant for experimentation. lead track ikari’s flickering storm unfurls a rhythmic rage that rolls over you like a turbo-charged synapse exciter. at its peak ikari feels as if it’s about to explode into shards of jagged, forged synthesis, but pulls itself back from the brink to reignite its hostile oscillation. r-amen bends the famous breakbeat over a concentrated twin-drop, peak-time 130bpm eruption, while vigilante is a punishing machine, built to instil palpable tension. in blinding form, headless horseman takes apart ikari and reconstructs it as a hyper half-step technoid stepper, complete with a guttural drop reminiscent of the more advanced strains of 170bpm music.
* the young paint ep is the first release on werk__ltd. the new record label from actress and vf. <br / > * six track mini album from young paint – a learning program – and actress.<br / > * vinyl limited to 500 copies.<br / > * young paint (aka jade soulform aka francis aka generation 4 aka azd) is a learning program that has been progressively emulating the greyscale to silvertone process darren j. cunningham started during the recording of the hazyville lp on werkdiscs in 2008.
contactless debuts on uttu with 4 electro cuts for the head, the whip and the club. taking inspiration from boombass, electro-electronix, the lead track static takes you on an electrosoul journey to the beyond, updating the motor city template with fresh styles. cybernetik jerkin is a prime slice of hi speed funk, sure to get those feet workin and jerkin’. robot wreckin crew introduces the most bad-assed cybernetic b-boy crew around, with added flavour ready for the sub-woofer in your trunk, whilst e.p. closer downpour twists the program even further to include drum and bass influenced melodic elements over steady electro beats. 4 cuts guaranteed to inject emotion into our increasingly automated society!
rekids regular markus suckut drops his third album entitled heaven is a state of mind this september. when not helming his own imprints, sckt and pattern research, the dusseldorf artist has been releasing on rekids since 2015 and is now a core member of the labels family. earlier this year saw the arrival of new life ep, a mesmerising release exemplary of the producer’s knack for making imaginative house and techno complete with a compelling groove. no stranger to the long player format having released two albums previously, markus suckut returns to radio slaves label with a quality nine-track album. from the word go suckuts album demonstrates his versatility as a musician, initiating with a beatless intro named escape, before breeze comes into play with its skipping percussion and loopy atmospherics. crunchy snares and crystalline synths make up suns out whilst future is not always bright drives forward with its sultry low-end, ethereal pads and sci-fi bleeps, leading into take a break and its medley of elaborate drums, living up to its name. above the clouds is comprised of intricate notes and soothing chords whilst the machinelike orchid features electro inspired melodies, contrasting to the albums title track, heaven is a state of mind, with its bumpy bass and warping textures. wonderland (version) is a ghostly acid cut which suitably closes the album
rekids regular markus suckut drops his third album entitled heaven is a state of mind this september. here is a limited edition 10inch of extra two tracks from the album. we will all disappear one day is a syncopated ominous beast if a track complete with purring bassline, on the flip is the moody two-step number entitled death is not final with twisted sequences and trippy effects.
limited orange tape version max graef and julius conrad are ratgrave. electronic p-fusion from earth. recorded over a period of 3 years in different locations. stop wars and investors.” all tracks written, produced, mixed and performed by julius conrad and max graef additional efx by ludwig l. made on earth, recorded over a period of 3 years in different locations. stop wars and investors.
limited gold tape version max graef and julius conrad are ratgrave. electronic p-fusion from earth. recorded over a period of 3 years in different locations. stop wars and investors. all tracks written, produced, mixed and performed by julius conrad and max graef additional efx by ludwig l. made on earth, recorded over a period of 3 years in different locations. stop wars and investors.