neuauflage von 1977: trip in unbekannte soundsphären, der mensch und maschine verschmilzt.
wir brauchen keine neuen techniken. jeder hat eine technik. was wir brauchen, sind neue sounds. und es ist nicht einfach, neue sounds zu finden.- aber genau dieser aufgabe verschrieb sich richard pinhas. heute kennt man den franzosen nicht nur in seinem heimatland als etablierten space-rock-elektronik-musiker. doch 1977 war -rhizosphere- sein erstes soloalbum. zuvor hatte er schon fünf alben mit seinem wegweisenden bandprojekt heldon veröffentlicht. befreit von jeglicher gruppendynamik schickte er sich auf -rhizosphere- mit hilfe seines kurz zuvor erworbenen moog-modular-systems dazu an, in neue klangwelten vorzustoßen. auf vier der fünf tracks sind der 25-jährige pinhas und sein synthesizer ganz allein zu hören. wir erleben dabei eine verschmelzung von mensch und maschine, die sich immer mehr zu einer ausgedehnten, abenteuerlichen reise in unbekannte gefilde entwickelt. pinhas’ vereinfachter ansatz brachte eine ganze galaxie an sounds und ideen hervor. jeder track beherbergt ein eigenes akustisches und emotionales mini-universum. die bandbreite der stimmungen ist kaum zu fassen. außer pinhas war nur noch der schlagzeuger françois auger beteiligt. er begleitet pinhas auf dem 18-minütigen titeltrack, der sich anfühlt wie ein raketenflug zum mond.
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.
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.
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.
DIFFERENT VOICES FOR YOU. DIFFERENT COLOURS FOR ME (LP)
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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.
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!
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.
following his collaboration with nicolas jaar s clown & sunset label, cruz has self-produced and self-recorded this landmark album. limited edition clear vinyl release plus cd, housed in a gatefold sleeve.
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.
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.
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
“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.
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...
twin tribes is a dark synth duo based in brownsville, texas. formed by luis navarro (vocals, guitar, synths, drum machines) and joel niño, jr. (bass, synths, vocals) in 2017. they gather their influences from the dark side of the 80s. darkwave, post-punk and cold wave are only some of the genres that the band summons using analogue synthesizers and drum machines, bass and guitar. dark melodic sounds, lyrics of the undead, the occult and parallel universes are what conjure twin tribes.
dark entries and sacred bones team up to release the early discography of uk synth-punk and deathrock label outer himmalayan records. between 1979 and 1982, nick blinko and martin cooper?s outer himmalayan records released 7-inches by three short-lived bands ? the magits, soft drinks, and s-haters ? who would nonetheless cast a massive shadow on the uk?s burgeoning post-punk/anarcho punk scene.
orient meets occident. collector edition of jaime zenamon’s debut album from 1984 available now! zenamon studied guitar and composition in israel, spain, portugal and in various south american countries. he a was student of abel carlevaro and worked as teacher at the berlin music university (hdk) from 1980 until 1992. the album was recorded at christopher franke’s (tangerine dream) studio and features udo hanten from the cult krautrock project you. similar sound compared to cluster, neu!, kraftwerk but with stronger esoteric world music influences. nandu muley playing the santoor, a 100 string music instrument which was already used by assyrian musicians for the production of their hits some thousand years ago :) originally released on polydor in 1984 the album get’s re-released for the first time by private records in 2015. remastered from the original master tapes at 24 bit. really rare recordings, especially the 12“ is one of the most valuable and sought after german electronic records of the 1980’s.
group rhoda is the solo electronic music project of mara barenbaum, based out of oakland, california. the project started around 2009 with a debut album ‘out of time, out of touch’ in 2012 on night school records and ‘12th house’ in 2013 on not not fun. she is also one half of max and mara who released the album ‘less ness’ in 2013 on dark entries records. she is committed to live performance, situated within the analog synthesizer and drum machine medium. ‘wilderless’ is group rhoda’s third full length and first for dark entries records.
ab syndrom, the berlin duo, is coming with their third album. plastik is a bit like the coming of age album of the band. it tells stories of growing up emotionally and being played into a hard and post capitalistic environment. nevertheless you will find some quite romantic lyrics and songs between lyrical metaphors and a rough and urban reality in berlin neukölln, their neighborhood. the music on plastik is mainly a percussion driven and electronic laden journey. not your average pop arrangements but subtle compositions and laid back vocals with a certain chopped and screw twist. the bands musical projection is a most consequent advancement of their three albums and their body of work so far. bennet seuss, singer and composer is defining his own style in writing autobiographic lyrics with a certain twist to the obscure and umtransparent. a great album for sure.
”hey, remember me? i’ve been busy working like crazy.“ mit dieser zeile meldete sich fever ray ende 2017 erstmals seit ihrem debütalbum aus dem jahr 2009 zu wort. während das von kritikern wie fans gefeierte debütalbum noch eine art düstere, diffuse fantasiewelt war, die aus fabelartigen wesen, finsterer atmosphäre und mystischen klängen bestand, erscheint “plunge“ etwas offener, dynamischer und elektronisch verspielter, aber nicht minder edgy und direkt. die kreative evolution von fever ray ist also weiter im gange, ohne die vor jahren geschaffene klangwelt zu verlassen. die elf neuen songs wurden größtenteils in dreijers studio in stockholm aufgenommen – und landeten bereits auf den jahresbestenlisten von musikexpress und spex. das 180 gramm vinyl erscheint inklusive downloadcode und poster.
another fierce and unique act from the depths of the glasgow underground appear on optimo music with their debut green door studios recorded four track ep. keyboard player jim mckinven was previously in altered images, worked for many years in martin rushent s genetic studios, was in one dove and previously appeared on optimo music as one half of organs of love. he is however but one component of this transgenerational band. they describe their music far better than we could - “seedy electronica, consisting of 2 basses, electronic drums, synths and dark vocals. inspired by the avant-garde that influenced the electronic music scene of the late 70’s and early 80’s.”
wäre björk vor 22 jahren in portugal geboren, sie hieße heute mit künstlernamen surma und lieferte mit ihrem debütalbum »antwerpen« einen filigranen mix aus urbanen klangwelten, funkelnden, elektronischen sounddesigns und feinfühligen, atmosphärischen melodien. das album erscheint als limitierte edition auf transparentem vinyl.
electronic pop act penelope is the second release on fellow swede pjotr’s label. backed up by remixes from roger 23 and physical therapy, the band offers three dystopian pop songs spanning from futuristic, villainous r&b to trance filled breakbeat ending with a guitar based ballad - all songs being infected by penelope’s machiavellian lusting vocals.
roger 23 delivers two versions of the title track, the first a forceful chi-town beat adventure with raw outer space chords (including full original vox), the second a reduced effective piercing dub straight from the outer sphere. physical therapy closes with a psychedelic version of “rattlesnake” built around hard-hitting tribal drums.
white vinyl in printed innersleeve + dl card. eagerly-anticipated debut album from the celebrated sound-architect jasper maekelberg. intelligent and adventurous psychedelic pop: a multicoloured fusion of sparkling percussion, crafting beats and tempting vocals.
standard doppelvinyl im gatefold sleeve inklusive mp3 downloadkarte.
der wahl-new-yorker chrome sparks veröffentlicht vielseitiges debütalbum auf counter records! chrome sparks (aka jeremy malvin) weiß, wie er seine tracks im besten licht stehen lässt. sein selbstbetiteltes debütalbum, das via counter records (ein ninja tune-sublabel) erscheint, sticht heraus mit einem funkelnden sound: eine euphonie aus hiphop, house und hell leuchtender arbeit am synthesizer. die platte ist das endergebnis jahrelanger arbeit in malvin’s marinewerft (seinem studio in brooklyn) und einer abgelegen hütte nördlich von new york. allein dort hat er einen ganzen monat allein zugebracht, um den ablenkungen der stadt zu entkommen und um diesen prozess zu destillieren, was anschließend zu einer periode intensiver kreativität wurde. auf dem album selbst finden sich zusammenarbeiten mit dem australischen duo kllo (ghostly) und body languages’ angelica bess (die auch bereits mit machinedrum kollaborierte). das album ist sowohl ergebnis eines obsessiven produktionsansatzes als auch über die rastlose jagd nach neuen ideen. sein kreative mentalität wurde sowohl durch live-auftritte als auch studiogegniedel geprägt. sie ist das grundgerüst, das es ihm erlaubte, so viele diffuse ideen wirklichkeit werden zu lassen, die schlussendlich in einem hervorstechenden und vielfältigen debütalbum resultieren.
to those familiar with the output of cologne-based imprint firm from back in the early ‘00s, the name of geiger, alias nass, shall undoubtedly ring a bell. herald of an hedonistic melange of funk-soaked electro pop and guitar-riddled synth music, sitting somewhere close to acts like ween and junior boys, alexander geiger is about to break a eight-year hiatus with the drop of his debut album under the newly-founded moniker of fahrland. a release that both encompasses a healthy dose of the discoid tropes from the firm era but also aspires to split with a segment of it, geared towards exploring further undisclosed fringes of his shape-shifting sound universe, ‘mixtape vol.1’ is the fruit of a decisive move from the sleepless berlin to the peaceful countryside landscapes of fahrland – a lushly forested area near potsdam which you’ll have understood played an essential role in geiger’s longed-for return. the vinyl lp includes a download code.
this is essential tremor’s second and final album of all time. the band broke up after the recording of this record but still managed to play one final show before fully breaking up. the show was one of the most brutal things nashville, tn has ever witnessed and lead singer cole k was banished from nashville forever following the performance. essential tremor’s work never quite fit in with the rest of what was occurring in nashville around the time these tracks were recorded, but we re sure that this tape will fit right in with the rest of your collection.
kodiak bachine is a multidisciplinary artist and one of the truly pioneers of electronic music in brazil. he first formed in 1980 the legendary band agentss considered to be the very first brazilian electronic group. in 1982 he composed and recorded -eletricidade- with the use of a minimoog model d, moog liberation, crumar string ensemble and vocoder. this track could be considered as the first techno-pop in brazil. it was also used on a video-art awarded by different festivals. -espirito das maquinas- is a re-version created the same year.
the much anticipated debut album from 22 year old bristol-based electronic singer songwriter henry green, which follows his two critically acclaimed eps. inspired by the likes of rhye, nils frahm and john hopkins, half of the album was recorded in berlin with nico rebscher (aurora, alice merton) and the rest co-produced by henry and his friend jack shuter in bristol.
groenis -nihx- entstand am fuße des mount victoria. nihx wollten sich kompositorisch und klanglich herausfordern und untersuchten die merkmale von konfliktpunkten zwischen gegnerischen kräften. wie in der vergangenheit und wie bei vielen elektronischen projekten ist die musik sozusagen -in der box- geschrieben worden. um dieser technik entgegenzuwirken, schrieben die drei mitglieder von groeni (al, mike und james) jeweils zahlreiche kompositionsskizzen, bevor sie in den digitalen bereich gelangten. mit ähnlicher inspiration wollte die band einzigartige und personalisierte sounds außerhalb des computers erstellen. die überwiegende mehrheit der drumsounds wurde aus samples von mikes immer umfangreicher werdender synth-sammlung gemacht. zahlreiche sounds sind manipulierte rückkopplungen von unter anderem gitarren oder vocals. die gesamte platte wurde in drei heimstudios in wellington, nz, geschrieben und aufgenommen und hat fast zwei jahre bis zur fertigstellung gebraucht. die limitierte vinyl auflage enthält einen mp3-download-coupon.
das norwegische, in berlin lebende electro-pop-duo soft as snow, bestehend aus oda egjar starheim und oystein monsen, präsentiert mit -deep wave- auf houndstooth sein debütalbum, co-produziert von wife (tri angle records). die 13 tracks bestechen durch einen frischen, originären und innovativen leftfield-pop, inspiriert von cabaret voltaire, throbbing gristle, detroit techno, 1990er idm, fever ray, cold-wave und den 1980er -mutazione- compilations.
phono ghosts (alias of producer neil scrivin - also behind meatbingo) returns with his long-awaited second album released via brand new imprint fonolith. building upon the cassette-raiding, micro-sampling methodology and varied sound landscape of 2013’s chrome position on skam records, solar dream reel is a journey through summery funk, mangled radio jingles, evocative atmospheres and anthemic edit-stomp, all filtered via the shimmery analogue lens of the compact cassette. a sonic exploration of that borderland between the waking world and sleep - a place everyone has been to but few remember - phono ghosts comes back to reality with a selection of vivid polaroids and cassette memories from his visits to the hypnagogic hinterland of the collective unconscious and presents these pure distilled documents for you on four beautiful sides of vinyl. something may have come back with him...
with his new album trail of intuition danish singer and songwriter jacob bellens once again is shimmering somewhere in-between electronically influenced songwriting and synthpop music, using his characteristic voice to reflect on his lifes journey. since the age of five, making music means creating a parallel universe to jacob bellens.
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.
for her first single, the sublime title loverboy comes out as a big urban spleen, released in a space made of asphalt and artificial paradises. groups like hooverphonic or even portishead play around this throbbing softness that is loverboy, splashing about in the electronic lounge of the 90s. the opener, alien lady features a flute-driven solo backed up by a funky guitar riff that then transitions into a tropical beat and tanja narrating the story of feeling a stranger in a big city, not understanding the social codes and clues ‘i don t speak the language in the way that you know’ while worth to you is a dreamy, glitched-out hypnotic track which maintains an edge of mysterious sexuality and her signature sense of intimate detachment. if the atmosphere coming out of lomboy’s work can be sometimes felt as prude and even shy, it certainly does not intend to hide with embarrassment the aphrodisiac scent that permeates it. on the contrary, this modesty perceived in the interpretation and in the production sensually envelops the different compositions, and imparts to this guilty pleasure the feeling of a stolen kiss. warped caress brings us to vertiginous heights and takes us into abyssal depths throughout the five tracks. this suggests at times a diegetic representation of this erotic world seen through the insolent prose and at other times a mimetic representation where each instrument plays an important part in every story told.
die londoner musikerin & nts moderatorin nabihah iqbal löst ihr bisheriges projekt throwing shade auf und macht jetzt new wave bei ninja tune salonfähig! mit der veröffentlichung ihres debütalbums macht nabihah iqbal gleich zwei große ankündigungen: als erstes lässt sie ihr throwing shade-alter ego hinter sich. dadurch, dass sie den namen annimmt, mit dem sie geboren wurde, repräsentiert sie mit stolz ihre britisch-asiatische herkunft als künstlerin, die elektronische musik produziert. und zweitens, dass sie ihr album bei ninja tune veröffentlicht. mit stärkerem fokus auf live-instrumentierung (die sie komplett selbst eingespielt hat), folgt ihr kommendes album „weighing of the heart“ einem noch kräftigeren und einnehmenderen sound, als noch ihre vorhergehenden veröffentlichungen. inspiriert von u.a. can oder bauhaus, verschmilzt sie düstere und treibende basslines mit schimmernder synthesizer-atmosphäre. aufgenommen in ihrem studio, ist das album das produkt selbst organisierter und sich entwickelnder livesessions geworden, die auf die tatsache zurückgehen, das sie in ihrer musik ihren einflüssen mehr raum gelassen hat. abgemischt wurde das album im studio 13 von stephen sedgwick, ein enger vertrauter von damon albarn, der auch das jüngste album der gorillaz mixte.
here is the debut release by italian duo r a d k o… their music is a blending of post/cold wave and shoegaze elements… both the songs and the production have a typical nostalgic feeling but are rather modern at the same time… instead of being overtly dark the sound and overall mood is much more melancholy and dreamy… for sure these two tracks make up for an impressive debut and addictive little 7″,,,, record…