“madrid fue una ciudad mundial” compiles four of the most important spanish electronic projects from the 80 s. a compilation released in cooperation with a show organised in madrid last may, 18th where aviador dro, flash cero, azul y negro and esplendor geométrico played together for the very first time.
aviador dro offers two unpublished early recordings from 1981. flash cero includes an unreleased song recorded back in 1987. azul y negro collaborates with a demo version of their cult classic “la torre de madrid” from 1981. and esplendor geométrico give us a couple of live tracks recorded in 1989 for the first time available on vinyl.
diese platte beinhaltet stücke aus der sameheads community. novo line, twoonky, kruton, kris baha und antoni maovvi und balance crew alias dane close & l. zylberberg. sechs acts, deren schweiß auf dem teppich liegt und die dem ort aus irgendeinem grund mehr als sieben euro schulden.
the first release of our new project studio mule is a cover of japanese 80s dance classic carnaval by taeko ohnuki. is studio mule a band? unit? we never have fixed member except kuniyuki takahashi as a track maker. we invite who we love. the first gest is our beloved miyako koda aka dip in the pool. you remember the reissue of on retinae on music from memory. miyako koda is one of the most carisma model in japan in 80s and the vocalist of experimental pop band dip in the pool. dance edit on a side is true to the original. off course more playful than original. extended edit on b side is more club friendly house version.
brussels, monday 1 am. capital of a united europe, its inhabitants separated by cultural spheres along lingual lines. yet, in the back of a dimly lit pub they encounter one another surrounded by nocturnal buzz and the smell of skimpy beer. the night is a place where poets, authors and musicians dwell, in an attempt to leave everyday reality behind in favor of a universal nowhere in particular.
rsd 2018 exclusive release - limited to 1 copy per customer! zero 7’s debut album ‘simple things’ sold over a million copies and was nominated for the mercury music prize and the band as best newcomer at the brit awards. the album featured singers sia, sophie barker and mozez. ‘when it falls’ followed with the same guest vocalists along with danish singer tina dico. their third album ‘the garden’ was nominated for a grammy award with singers jose gonzalez and sia. two further albums ‘yeah ghost’ and a best of ‘record’ completed their time with atlantic records.
second release on burgeoning irish imprint - soft boy records - following on from kojaque with a debut ep from wastefellow - a forward thinking young producer and vocalist from dublin, ireland. 5 tracks of pyschedlic dream pop with picks from a number of palettes condensing everything which has defined his sound so far down to five concise, angular tracks that float somewhere between the bedroom and the dance-floor.
12 inch x 12 inch rigid board slipcase, housing 8 albums across 9* pieces of heavyweight vinyl + a download card (*“the mix” is double vinyl). new recordings (2012 - 2016) of all kraftwerk albums (english versions) included in this set:
- trans europe express
- the man-machine
- computer world
- techno pop
- the mix (2x12 inch)
- tour de france
the attached sound samples are just a small excerpt from the full list of 69 tracks.
hand marked limited edition of 300 copies on multi-colour marbled vinyl. every vinyl comes in its own unique colour, touching on a spectrum of either red, yellow, blue or green. handmade and silk-screened cover.
anders trentemollers career is a travel-heavy one, with his touring schedule taking him pretty much all over the world. but its his home port thats inspired his latest project, the sprawling, stunning compilation mix harbour boat trips vol. 02: copenhagen. clocking in at just over an hour long, the compilation sees trentemoller curate and craft sixteen songs into a heavy, hazy mix that ranges from shoegaze to electronica, featuring both familiar and celebrated artists like a place to bury strangers (with a new trentemoller remix) and slowdive to more obscure finds, as well as trentemollers own tracks and remixes, most notably a brand new trentemoller cover of neil youngs classic transformer man.the mix sees him pick up a thread he left off earlier in his career. in 2009 he put together harbour boat trips 01: copenhagen, a compilation mix comprised of his favourite music, both danish and international, from across four decades, loosely inspired by the motion and movement of copenhagens busy harbour. closing in on a decade later, were getting the second edition, with harbour boat trips - 02 arriving this november.
utopia cloak arrives on film with six track ep, marina gardens. utilising both electronic & acoustic components, the british producer crafts hazy, dynamic electronica with a decidedly emotive bent. the music explores a curious production aesthetic - at once half sunk and at the same time gloriously crisp and direct. caustic drum machine hits underpin the majority of the work, compete with polyrhythmic rolls & glitches, while softly warping synth lines occupy the majority of the remaining sonic space. rather than working explicitly with nostalgia, utopia cloak makes more subtle references to the classic sounds of yore - riffing on downtempo & idm with gentle and considered nuance, eking out arcane hooks & rich melodies with a pleasing focus on compositional structure & songcraft. contrast is the key here, though - and utopia cloak works hard to find the balance between metallic per-cussion strikes and wide-angle instrumental elements, avoiding chaos in favour of a lush, rewarding lis-tening experience.
genesa001w marks the start of the label’s white series which will be reserved for a more playful side of experimentation within our genre. none was more suitable for the opening of the series than the serbia’s indeliberately best kept club secret, mkdsl (-mama kaze da sam lep- translating to -mama says that i am pretty-), a true master of combining different genre’s into a style of his own. broken-space-techno-pop anyone?
leuk en ko is the dutch bastard child by unit moebius members jan duivenvoorden and richard van den bogaert. creating a vault of hard to classify material from mid eighties until early nineties, it didn t get out there for whatever reason. after de snoei 1 appeared on world of rubber 3, the big follow-up is here.
a matter of concepts is a very personal selection of songs by recent, active underground bands and artists that we love at dwr. coming from the uk, us, the netherlands, canada, france, russia, australia and ranging from post-punk to coldwave to synth-pop to indie. fast paced and dancey or romantic and moody, there’s something for every soul here. we regard all of these songs as ‘modern instant classics’ and we bet that you’ll love them, too!! a matter of concepts is presented in a limited, hand numbered edition of 205 black vinyl copies housed in a matt sleeve with printed inner sleeve (credits / band pics) and including a download code. all songs have been mastered (or re-mastered) specifically for this vinyl release and its accompanying download.
the first studio album of the albanese duo i tpame i tvrame “ikin vijnë,,” is a catching, surprising and innovative masterpiece work composed of 10 new songs where they shown how noise can be dominated. if you follow and likes projects such as november nö,,velet, portishead, tropic of cancer or not waving, more than likely this album will be a highlight of your collection. it will be presented on double 12″,, ep format and produced in a one-off truly extra limited edition of 200 copies lacquered pressed on 140 gram high quality solid black vinyl. all tracks have been specially mastered and remastered for long cut vinyl by eric van wonterghem.
on their new mini album, the antientertainers are dealing with the topic „power of love“. this six-track vinyl album filled with chilled positive tunes, invites the listener to dance, dream, relish and ponder.
‘you can’ stares directly into the haze and the strobes of the transformative night-out documented throughout gabe gurnsey’s debut lp, ‘physical’. undoubtedly one of the record’s most outright hedonistic moments, ‘you can’ finds gabe cheekily intoning an invitation to dance, get high, or both, assisted by a deeply trippy sonic atmosphere and a seductive, twilight bassline.
in the spirit of classic extended edits, the ‘extended dub’ version unpicks and expands on each of these elements, retaining the solid groove of the original while transforming it into a heady dancefloor tool. a staple of electro for the past two decades, the hacker meanwhile continues his recent hot streak with his remix of ‘you can’. firmly executed with his usual cyber-militancy, his simple but effective reimagining is littered with elasticated synth stabs, urgent oscillations and an audible desire to transform gurnsey himself into a man-machine.
ah! kosmos – das ist ein beständiges wunder, in dem wir hier mittendrin stecken. beim hören ihrer tracks bleibt immer wieder nur stauen. den soundtrack zu love & awe spielt seit einem halben jahrzehnt basak günak, sound-designerin, produzentin und multi-instrumentalistin aus istanbul. auch auf ihrem zweiten album „beautiful swamp“ verbindet sie elastische bis hart knisternde percussions mit melodischen soundlandschaften. dabei gehören der universalismus der musik und persönlicher freiheit untrennbar zusammen: tief im gewebe ihrer tracks aus downbeat und deep house, aus türkischen klangtraditionen und exotischen revieren stecken auch Ängste, glück und düsternis: günaks musik fängt auf, was sie in ihrem leben zwischen istanbul und berlin verarbeitet und überwindet. den hörenden bleiben so nicht nur soundscapes zu erkunden, sondern vielschichtige, emotionale kosmen, die mit jeder neuen klangschicht ihre widerhaken ins hirn schlagen.
„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.
dark entries is honored to reissue the debut 12” single ‘courage’ from scottish band talking drums. for this first time vinyl reissue we’ve added bonus track “lost in the 20th century” from 1982, previously available only on their debut cassette album. all songs are remastered for vinyl by george horn at fantasy studios in berkeley. each copy includes a double sided insert with ephemera, photos and liner notes by the band.
there is no elsewhere is haiku salut’s third album and sees the acclaimed trio from derbyshire continue their distinctive re-imagining of dreampop and rural electronica. influenced by the evocative film soundtracks of yann tiersen and benoît charest, the genre-melting electronica of early múm, and the impressionistic writing of haruki murakami, the band have previously released two critically acclaimed albums whilst last year they collaborated with public service broadcasting on the track “they gave me a lamp”, which featured on the psb’s top five album, every valley. yet it is this release that sees the band finally find their place, both musically and politically.
“wit blad” is the result of a beautiful collaborative project that started with illustrator joost stokhof. he was asked as an artist in residence for amsterdam’s hortus botanicus, a place where joost locked himself up for a week alongside the finest biodiversity in the city. joost asked eefje de visser to join him for a day and eefje asked nuno dos santos to form a powerful trinity of which “wit blad” is the unmistakable evidence.
»heaven« ist nach »virile« und »territory«, die beide schon mit kunstvollen und emotionalen videos unterlegt waren, der dritte vorbote zum debüt von the blaze, das im juni 2018 erscheinen soll. vor allem »territory«, aufgemacht wie ein ansprechender kurzfilm, führte die pariser auf erste erfolgspfade. die süddeutsche zeitung sah darin ein »wunderbares beispiel für die neue arabische pop-Ästhetik«, the guardian schlicht »stunning work«. zudem räumte der clip zuletzt sogar bei den cannes lions awards (»grand prix«) und den berlin music video awards (»best directors) ab. die vinyl-lp erscheint inklusive downloadcode.
DIFFERENT VOICES FOR YOU. DIFFERENT COLOURS FOR ME (LP)
12" Vinyl D28.09.18
on an unassuming cassette, just labelled ‘robert rental’ in green dymo tape, these demos have lain unheard for years amongst his family’s treasured possessions, cared-for artefacts of a life cut short far too soon.
these songs, which robert recorded in his council flat in battersea in 1980, provide an enticing glimpse into his all-too-infrequent solo work. on most occasions, robert worked with thomas leer, daniel miller or other collaborators. these are rough recordings, tape hiss still in evidence, but his creativity shines through the murk, like uncut diamonds.
armand (26 jahre, synths & drum machines) und clara (25 jahre, vocals & drum machines) lernten sich auf einer kunsthochschule bei paris kennen. er schwört auf den techno des berühmten warp-labels, sie sang bei den garage-rockern cannery terror. nach ersten diy-shows stieß das hippe label cracki records auf agar agar, 2016 erschien die debüt-ep -cardan-, auf der clara erstmals ihre rolle als hohepriesterin des goth auslebte: eine art wiedergeburt von siouxsie im gewand von donna summer. stücke, die klingen wie ein diskoider schamanischer trip, dunstig und ultra-langsam, ein aufruf zu besessenheit und hingabe. zwei jahre danach sind ihre konzerte monate im voraus ausverkauft. nun erscheint ihr mit spannung erwartetes debütalbum -the dog and the future-, wieder mit dem markenzeichen von agar agar: claras hingebungsvolle stimme schwebt über makellose, dunstige slow-disco instrumentals. es ist ein melancholisches, nostalgisches und zugleich poppig-futuristisches album, das sich thematisch um die virtuelle realität, um simulationen des lebens, um hunde und um die liebe dreht, und vor augenzwinkern in richtung pop-kultur, vor labyrinthischen rätseln und opium-geschwängerten schwingungen nur so strotzt. es oszilliert zwischen granatapfel großen herzen, einem himmel aus schatten, dem dunst der erde, mystischen zuckungen und dem schwarzen leder des nihilismus der neuen blank-generation.
mannequin records is proud to present a trilogy of reissues from the avantgarde italian-born producer doris norton, “norton computer for peace” (1983), “personal computer” (1984), “artificial intelligence” (1985).
te records presents on this beautiful 12” picture disc collection six tracks of electro-pop music, yet all songs sound different from the other. smea, who has produced the music, has invited six vocalists from gothenburg (including himself) to put lyrics on top of each track. the result is synth, dark wave, techno, break beat, electro boogie sounding coolness!
preceding the release of his debut album, curses presents gold & silber, a five track ep led by a hypnotic, post-punk leaning roller, as well as four additional remixes from antoni maiovvi, chinaski and fango. for the title track, berlin based artist perel provides cathartic vocals on top of a drowsy rhythmic framework drawing influence from early ebm, synth music and new wave. fango provides a more angular, computerised take on the original, whilst antoni maiovvi raises the heat to a peak time flow. across two interpretations, chinaski provides maximal 80s synth work on the painkiller bonus vmix and trippy dancefloor energy on the tech noir remix.
fresh from starting his own label insult to injury, timothy clerkin returns to ransom note records with the knife edge heart ep. three tracks of stirring techno for dark basements and warm hearts. timothy is a very interesting man, but hes also the sort of person whod rather let his music do the talking, so well move on swiftly. the mvp here is knife edge heart, an unabashed pop song whose shimmering exterior is cut through with flashes of steely darkness. frequent collaborator natalie reiss’ glacial voice is held at the perfect level of remove, while timothy allows his love of shoegaze to blossom with a guitar line that seems to extend like a ladder to the stars. with you bridges timothys opposing impulses, balancing sparkling synths and a celestial vocal sample with churning low-end, while divisive is paranoid warehouse techno at its very best. with his debut solo album out soon on phantasy, gabe gurnsey of factory floor stops by for a lurching, seasick remix of knife edge heart that sounds like the onset of the robot apocalypse weve all been promised for so long. after cutting his teeth as one half of eskimo twins, timothy launched his solo career in 2014 under the now-retired heretic moniker. hes since released on labels including throne of blood, hard fist and days of being wild. timothys last release on rsn was the serenade ep, which brought us plenty of special moments last year - most memorably andrew weatherall closing out his houghton quarry set with execute. heres to many more this summer and beyond.
vague output is a party, collective, and label out of baltimore that opposes any teleogical understanding of underground electronic music. the label debuts with a perfect collection of ebm, italo, synthwave, and proto-techno from veleno viola label head francesco baudazzi s alter egos violet poison, bakunin commando, and diana berti.
end of summer is nearby again and luise is reminiscing this year s precious moments. with a touch of melancholy and weightless beauty zazou & an on bast are setting the right theme for the upcoming autumn days. while knowing and following each other s musical progression for years, this celebration of polish-german friendship came off with unexpected ease and utterly pleasing results. in the spirit of collaboration this release is supported by basel s charming arutani on the vinyl side and luises own niju aswell as plattenfreund gottlieb scheppert on the digital outlet. completion it is by any means.
a compilation of minimal wave from around the world (1980-1991), the bedroom tapes features rare, unreleased, and licensed tracks all the way from belgium to australia to japan. the bedroom tapes excitedly marks minimal wave’s 66th release and is a follow up in the series to the lost tapes, the found tapes, the hidden tapes and of course the minimal wave tapes.
aussteiger is a berlin based german dj / producer. he runs the dub disco label in berlin and dj’s around the world. zusammenkunft is his debut album released on copenhagen’s music for dreams. once upon a time a golden boy came back from the shadows. rumors were told that he once left the big city in a time where the music scene and clubs were dominated by cold music and average beats. he left behind civilisation, living withdrawn in the woody mountains of a covert place. from there on people talked about him as aussteiger. connected to the nature and deeply rooted in the harmonic essence, aussteiger became a part of the great whole. in a full moon illuminated clear night while experimenting with various unique herbs he accidentally found a recipe to create warm and ravishing music. he firmly believes that music is his infinite source to gather strength and positive energy after years of strengthening himself and shaping vibrant sounds aussteiger decided to share his delightful music with the world. he returned from his retreat in order to enchant the music lovers all over the world with his feel good approach and supernatural sounds. coming back to the city, he also co-founded the awesome dub disco label with his buddy serj nosé.
hello to johannesburg. thor rixon is a versatile musician from south africa who seamlessly blends different styles, genres, collaborations and tempos to a unique fingerprint of his work. always driving and uplifitng with bold atmospheres and little details, each track a story stuck in your head. either eerie or euphoric, always like the shadow of a memory, indistinguishable from the rest. baie dankie, thor
british born, berlin based singer songwriter, cameron james laing steps up for an outing on suara. the original, her , is an emotive and enchanting mixture of soulful vocals, acoustic guitars and swelling strings, beautifully produced and expertly executed. roman poncet then flips the original into a bumping, breaksy, glitched out roller, twisting and manipulating cameron s vocals to add a further dimension to the mix. on the b side prins thomas brings his trademark scandanavian touch to her edging the tempo up and anchoring the song to a dynamic bass, alongside echoing out elements of the guitar and strings to create a version that wouldn t be out of place on the balaeric islands. closing out the e.p. peter pardeike takes you back to the club, placing a rhythmic arp and weighty stabs behind a pounding kick and crisp hats, to provide a big room version of cameron s original.
ryan parks is a mixed media artist, music producer/performer, and ceo/founder of critically robust cassette tape label, harsh riddims. he was born in college park, ga and grew up skating all around atlanta, soaking up the dense kaleidoscopic cultural ooze found both in and outside the perimeter of atlanta. aside from his visual practice which usually takes shape as mixed media (jacob lawrence/matisse inspired in my opinion!) collage, he has been releasing music as fit of body for seven years. fit of body crafts soulful house ballads that draw on freestyle, bell hooks, old school detroit techno, jazz, and southern rap passed through a no wave paradigm. fit of body has previously released work on cgi, dka, ransom note, and his own label, harsh riddims. “black box no cops” is fit of body’s debut 2mr release, named for atlanta hallowed skate grounds, black box. the vinyl release includes a download code.
undisputed rulers of the new pop empire, kadebostany announce the release of their genre-defining new album monumental, coming march 2018. the quest to design this ultimate pop album has taken kadebostany through hills and plains the world over in search of unconventional contributors and outlandish ideas. all manner of peculiar artists were assembled to weave the intricate tapestry that is monumental, the banner for a pop empire which everyone can stand under. monumental features both newcomer and confirmed singers: delhia de france, rhita nattah, anna kova, sissi rada, kate wallace, and kadebostanys front live singer kristina.
alex paterson’s longstanding electronic titans the orb present the new album ‘no sounds are out of bounds’, which as the title suggests finds them embracing an anything-goes new approach to creative freedom. refreshing and reinventing the predominantly two-man set up with thomas fehlmann on the prior two albums (‘moonbuilding 2703 ad’ and ‘cow / chill out world!’), ‘no sounds…’ is intentionally an ensemble piece, featuring a large cast of big names, cult heroes, rising talent and fresh newcomers. alex paterson, thomas fehlmann, youth, roger eno, hollie cook and guy pratt take star turns, as does heroic bassist jah wobble, who returns to the fold following the bassbin-bullying anthem ‘blue room’. additional supporting roles come from gaudi, roney fm and michael rendall, plus vocalists brother culture, mary pearce, emma gillespie, rianna, and andy cain – who’s best known for voicing mark ernestus and moritz von oswald’s deep house gems ‘i’m your brother’ and ‘a new day’. the double vinyl release includesd a download code.
charlois welcomes back label inaugurator dollkraut, this time in company with de ambassade. the label grants permission for them to share this 10 and create their own world, so they can coexist and share stories about lost love, condolence and isolation. on the a side they come together in a dark room anthem about sex, lust and worship. it oozes with cold, heart-stabbing melancholia, yet carries the artists idiosyncratic warm and crunchy sound. the flip side scratches open the wounds left by the first song and sees dollkraut drop his soft touch. what follows is a hypnotic voodoo track, summoning dark spirits with unsettling synths, shamanic vocals and tribal jewish harp.
within lok recordings’ sixth release, we introduce lokin to you. we’re coming up with something to break boundaries and strengthen the spirit of artistic freedom. -the fall- by the belgian-born berlin-based singer, songwriter and producer cook strummer - aka maxime donnet - is an evocative ode to lost love and forgotten spirituality. channeling the post-punk synth sound of his home country’s cold wave movement of the late 70s and early 80s, donnet has absorbed the sounds of his adopted home in germany, taking that all-pervasive electronic music that is all around him and morphing it into something new. the result is -the fall-. recorded in a cell located in the basement of an old stasi prison (studio k61 in berlin), it’s an album with one eye on the dancefloor, but one that works just as well when the party is over. it’s an album that blends the organic with the synthetic, mixing guitars and synths with post-dubstep flourishes and drum machines. it’s an album about something. the name of the album has been chosen in reference to first single fallen, the idea of falling in life and waking up again. it’s also about the fact that it’s not the fall that kills you. a fall can be graceful. a fall can improve a life perspective and create new paths. it can and does make you strong. the main metaphor in there is one of reincarnation. indeed, it’s the story of a soul negotiating with god to not reincarnate on earth again, but being forced to do it anyways. experience something different!
who do you go to for your very first session when you have just been gifted your very own top-flight ‘stradivarius of synth based studios’? enter ‘the grid’ ... mr david ball: one man band of pioneering electro-pop distorters soft cell, part time psychic tv personality, film soundtrack composer and all round synth afficionado & richard norris: eclectic beat-meister & ambient dj, record producer, commited psychedelicist from ‘beyond the wizard’s sleeve’.
montréal native marie davidson’s unique form of synth pop has become an undeniable force in modern music, and until now her 2013 debut has only been available through digital download and limited edition cassette. on april 13, 2018 marie davidson’s newly re-mastered self-titled ep will be available for the first time on pink colored vinyl with foil stamped deluxe packaging and download code included. her debut chronicles the development of davidson before her three critically acclaimed full-length lps, high profile press coverage and headlining slots at international festivals.
grinding walls is the soundtrack composed by dirk ivens in collaboration with sigillum s for a film created by the visual artist petulia mattioli aka koma. originally released by daft records in 1995, this work is pressed for the first time on vinyl including all original tracks plus some bonus songs taken from -no pain no game- and other old compilations. limited edition of 550 copies on double green vinyl, gatefold sleeve, printed inner sleeves and numbered card.
limited edition of 550 copies on double green vinyl, gatefold sleeve, printed inner sleeves and numbered card
the italian act geometric vision has earned a solid reputation as one of the best post-punk bands out there. this ep, with specially remastered versions, is an extract / advance of their very awaited new lp -fire! fire! fire!- to be released next april 23 at swiss dark nights on digital / cd and on vinyl standard lp version on manic depression records. somehow near of the best the cure but with clear reminds to the stone roses for the exquisite use of the reverbs and delays on all tracks, but all that, surely, with a more agressive and darky approach. volkan caner of she past away helps gv to close this ep with the amazing -jelly dream-. it arrives on 12″,,, ep format and produced in a one-off truly limited edition of 300 copies lacquered pressed on 180 gr. high quality solid black vinyl. all tracks have been specially remastered for long cut vinyl by eric van wonterghem
its time for magaritas. dresdens master of the sampler alexander scharf chops up cheesy germanness for greater good and varying experiences: schlager-upcycling it is. -nur mit dir- is a lovely summer day s theme, the anthem of freshly found or long lasting love, the hymn for the night with your loved one. -ode an die fröbbe- is the morning after. the morning after the morning of too much togetherness: honestly weird and weirdly lovable. in the end -grünalge christian- keeps it all together. thank you, christian. thank you, schleander.
the spaniard act am is our last national discover. coming from valencia, a city that on the mid 80 s has been with brussels and manchester at the european vanguard of the most advanced and darkest beats. am, clearly influenced by those days of glory, presents on their vinyl debut an outstanding ep that sometimes could remind to the best front 242 period and sometimes could remind to be listening to the late 80 s newbeat top hymns at boccaccio, surely anyone will remain indifferent to am. it will be presented on 12″,,,,, ep format and produced in a one-off truly limited edition of 300 copies lacquered pressed on 180 gr. high quality solid black vinyl. all tracks have been specially mastered and remastered for long cut vinyl by eric van wonterghem
dark entries is proud to release ‘commerce’, the third ep from san francisco-based trio inhalt, german for “content”. the group was founded in 2009, and for the purposes of this recording are matia simovich, philip winiger and steven campodonico. inhalt’s core operative strategy is of sonic fidelity and integrity rather than nostalgia. their first release was a split 12- on world unknown in 2011 followed by two eps on dark entries, a remix ep on emotional especial and a part time punks session on cleopatra. ‘commerce’ is a close examination of the self destructive tendency of the ego in relation to the allure of negativity and mass tragedy. the ep details the psychopathy of relentless thirst mandated by neo-liberalism and traverses through the adoption of social and economic technologies that strengthen domination vis a vis self enslavement to disempowerment. employing the best of both modern and vintage techniques, the four songs on the ep utilize dense production, big snares, and powerful german vocals from philip. inhalt are informed by the brooding soundtracks of john carpenter as much as the vastness and sheen of trevor horn, and set out to explore the borders between the vocal-driven pop song and the expansive dancefloor 12″,,,, arrangement. the record was produced over four years at the bands own black sun loft recording studio and different fur studios. paul lavigne mastered the ep in london, england at kontrast mastering and george horn handled the vinyl eq curve at fantasy studios, berkeley. each ep is housed in a specially designed jacket by leo merz and includes a lyric sheet with english translations.
original mix, chimes, bells, metal against metal, a distant voice, a premonition , altogether, it s a beautiful darkness, one that comes together in an alien fruition ! sylvain chauveau rmx,, the sun ascends sharply. lying in bed i feel a sense of remorse , i rise with the melody of a violin in some place not so far away , coster escorts the listener from their clicking complacency to a warning for things to come. cristian vogel rmx, a rainspout overflows, drip by drip, on a pile of sheet metal down below, vibrating, building to a crescendo of drops in an otherwise hypnotic sequence of echoes. the manmade feature of this track is stunning, it is industrial, a vacant warehouse of cobalt sound.
the franchise goes one cut deeper as parasols aka ali renault and antoni maiovvi team up on this dark as hell during an eclipse set of grime soaked grease sleazers. parasols throws forth two sharp as blades numbers with a guest appearance by the one and only unit black flight with his first ever remix. antoni maiovvi closes things with something from the vaults, the 808 and sub bass sleekness of shivers, remixed by black metal ebm overlord equitant. guaranteed nightclub nightmares as we put on the gloves one more time...