french trio empire state bring their sophomore release to veyl in the form of b.r.u., a scorching hot noholds- barred 6-tracker full of kicks to the face, fermented lyrics and monumental riffs. post-punk, postindustrial, post-apocalyptic and post-everything else, if tracks like cuntworms and blow dont get you hyped we dont know what will. for fans of suicide, powell, giant swan.
platform 23 presents the 2nd collection of songs selected from the alternative funk series released vox man and vp 231 records. originally appearing in 1985 across 1 vinyl and 2 cassette albums these cult collections have long been in collectors (and bootleggers) sights and finally see the first official reissue. as with volume 1 (pla023) the series covers the weird, wonderful, esoteric, exotic and quirky sound and puts them in a reset context that immediately gives clarity of the originals curation.
the tel-aviv based label parallax brings yogg and pharaoh together for their 8th vinyl release. it starts off with the epic title track, a laid-back bassy groove surrounded by crispy hits and shifted electrical noises, building up to a climatic second part which fuses a lot of the producers unique soundscapes, all on a hypnotic pounding rhythm section. this is followed by a quirky broken electronica short, -ompti-, chopped-up modular sweeps and lush melodic hints create this uniquely structured a2 track. the b-side starts of with -maurice-, a more direct and intensive techno cut, which also breaks into an energetic – wobbly 2nd section which also features many of their unique sound explorations in a dramatic final section. b2, -abadei- has a deeper buildup approach for most of it, starting from a pure yet uneven rhythm section, and growing into a mass of counterparts and layers of noise and crackle. the ep ends with an unlisted locked-groove, an intense and dirty industrial-techno groove.
the prodigys seventh studio album, no tourists will be released on their take me to the hospital label via bmg. in a career approaching 30 unpredictable, uncompromising years, the prodigy have become that rare artist whose influence can be felt across all walks of life. continually defining (and re-defining) electronic music, the band have clocked up a staggering 6 number 1 albums, played to many millions around the world, and remain as relevant and respected as ever. though much has changed in the musical and social landscape, what remains a constant is the prodigy s resolute focus on following their own path, their own way. this, perhaps, is the true meaning of no tourists , and in 2018 the anger, urgency, and irrepressible spirit of the prodigy has no doubt never been more needed
one of the top drummers in the israeli scene, tel-aviv based songwriter and producer beãtfóøt launches his solo project with the powerful new ep de vibez, a fanciful gutter-glam cross between stoner-acid-pop and 90s-garage-punk. side a contains some stunning originals alongside a surprising cover of a melancholic oldie by the legendary german singer nico. side b be the remixes: the first, a colorful club-driven remix by garzen records head honchos & electronic duo red axes, followed by a groovy down tempo drone version by the mesmerizing smagghe & cross.
“cliché’s principle” exhibits the two-sided aura of an artist long familiar with the cultivation of diy ethos: an effortless expulsion of playful immediacy and the unfolding of a musician well versed in unpretentious composition. lucy cliché’s five track ep for fleisch records is a jacking romp through 120-125bpm electro/new-beat, swooning through downcast ambience, lobotomised vocal samples and sweat-drenched hardware rhythms.
lucy’s musical oeuvre piles high, as a figure in the sydney underground for the past 15 years she has always explored sounds that playfully antagonize the status-quo, the dysfunctional no-wave approach of her band naked on the vague and the manipulated tape ambience of half high echo throughout cliché’s principle in the form of chorus buzzed synth chords, abstract drones and ethereal evocation. while there is the strong presence of a live veteran at work behind the machines, cliché’s principle holds five tracks produced purely with the intention of paving the dance-floor.
comes with a huge 22x28 newprint poster in japanese sealed poly sleeve. chicago s beau wanzer returns to the label with his signature sound of crunched out bizarro electronics. tip! unmistakenly, wanzer has carved his own niche through the years as this ep rightly reflects the vast range of styles he works in. from the hypnotic head nod of wick hunny to the juicy back alley electro wave of the grim whim or the nasty metallic stomp of he spilled my drink we get wanzer in top freak form, mangling the drum machines and pushing the synths to the edge. a welcome return to say the least.
a hiatus is always something needed to experience, silence is a process in which one can value and have a closer perspective within sound. an-archon come to brake that silence, hermes is on duties for it delivering two massive harsh noise weapons, samuel kerridge and caos + inmediatismo complete the ep on remixing labors. no one can escape from the an-archon.
pressing on 180g vinyl, housed in a printed sleeve.
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
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.
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.
known for his strong live performances, swedish producer celldöd creates music for the body as well as the soul: his influences range from punk, industrial and dub music over to acid house, techno and ebm. that new five track banger ep is dealing with subjects such as sadism, masochism, unhealthy relationships, and the fact that the good never prevails. but if the world is going to hell, we can at least dance on the way down. let us move, together. in darkness.
it was like a bird of rarest-spun heaven metal or like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity all nonsense now – anthony burgess, a clockwork orange after their lps “ike yard” (also known as “a fact a second” factory america, 1982) and nord (phisteria and desire, 2010) ike yard delivers their last album “rejoy” on noiztank, 2018 as the culmination of their recent years reinvented sound. as the perpetual flag bearers of the cutting-edge post-punk spirit, the nyc- based band shows muscle in a lp fully loaded with abrasive synth pads, scrap metal percussions, and whispered vocals. following the previous criteria of “sacred machine” 2017, it is worth to remark the inclusion of external vocals in the pieces “sister m” and “beyondersay”, which feature yuki osaki and maya. the nine tracks move through different atmospheres, tensions and moods that would perfectly represent a new contemporary soundtrack of the s. kubrick film “a clockwork orange”, a major influence and source of inspiration for the group this time around.
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.
in our 4th ep release from omen recordings, we bring you “detox”, written and produced by russian artist, draag, an amazing discovery with unique and astonishing style. to complement the release, we added remixes by our very own signature artists: berlin-based, ayarcana, and axkan from los angeles.
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.
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 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.
ruben montesco s new ep comes loaded with the purest, full-effect nineties sounds.
this throbbing 12inch is the artist s tribute, as well as a complete review, of some of the musical icons of this golden decade in electronic music.
ebm, new wave, techno and electro are the main styles blended in the four tracks included in this release.
a further listening reveals a clearly dancefloor-oriented ep that caches the essence of these styles and subtly brings them back to the present with elegance and savoir-faire.
rezonal proudly presents its second release, delivered by the mysterious eastern renaissance. this 5-track ep combines deep grooves and relentless rhythms to push the listening experience past the regular, club oriented sound. five thematic tracks melt together as one consistent work. eastern renaissance presents his credo, which is disturbing, crude, dark and tense, but has beauty hidden deep within.
nikolajev hits hard with his new 12 inch release retta on päästevest. tallinn lekker club co-founder robert nikolajev channels raw grit and pulsating energy in retta (dance mix). the flip side houses an internal dialogue of unnerving tension. limited 300 press. all tracks produced by robert nikolajev. mastered by alex gordon. pressed at deepgrooves.
off-kilter broken beats from a collection of up & coming artists from around europe and beyond. a1. twelon - quad twelon heralds the start of the ep with a builder track perfect for openings and breakdowns mid set. industrial creeps and hisses, spliced with intricate percussion. a2. nollern - sitar pro nollern s eff_el & dan beaven burst forth to bring an upfront, yet minimalistic, glitch-rife drum track - perfect for the players wanting to layer an element of sparse, brutal breaks into the mix. b1. tlk - in your shadow tlk brings us a beautiful, emotion filled arp track. one of my goals when making a track, is to only use one sound: to make one synth sing. - linkwood. this is the inspiration that tlk used for in your shadow. b2. xantrax - xtk a trippy, jazzy combination of atmospheric synthesis, acoustic drums and a heavy bass-weight underlay, giving the ep a raw, yet balanced finish.
die form is the legendary post-industrial electronic project leaded by french artist philippe fichot and active since the late 70 s. -tears of eros- was originally released by the german imprint hyperium records in 1993 and shows die form on it s most intense and productive years. sexual deviations, sadomasochism, fetish and domination set to danceable beats with a dark atmosphere. this mini-album is re-issue for the first time on vinyl including all the original songs plus a different version of -doctor x-. limited to 333 copies with die-cut jacket silk-screen printed on deluxe black paper, printed inner sleeve and numbered card
“performance”, drenches industrial-infused techno in high definition details, divining a cracked bump & flex from the condensation of a joyride. with a handful of tapes on posh isolation, as well as an album on luke younger’s alter, kristian emdal and simon formann have developed a project whose momentum and reputation has steadily escalated, finding common ground between electro-acoustic methods and quantised club nights.
erste reissue des 2001er albums -dread- des detroiter post-industrial/noise-trios wolf eyes (hanson records, american tapes, bulb records). ein freak-klassiker aus verzerrter elektronik, brodelndem dub und dystopischem proto-punk á la cabaret voltaire und suicide mit ausgeprägter us-midwest-sensibilität. 4 tracks zwischen 4-14 minuten, plus dem 21(!)-minütigen bonustrack -sandpapered eyes- als hidden track (cd) bzw. mp3-bonustrack (lp). lp mit download-code und doppelseitigem a2-faltposter.
lords of acid returns with pretty in kink. the new album features all the best of lords of acid, the raw techno-carnality of the debut lust, to the experiments & electro-thrash later albums like voodoo-u & farstucker. on pretty in kink, stunning new singer marieke bresseleers, the legendary lords mastermind praga khan & longtime collaborator erhan kurkun create an electro-industrial-techno classic!
from behind a wall of public discourse, focus groups and corporate memos, strahinja arbutina moves out onto the streets, with four cuts of croatian electronics pulled from man hunt techno, hood funk and industrial waves.
botanic presents camo: a four-part new release from kuala lumpur-based adam kasturi. among adam’s most melodic and thematic work to date, the release comes to you as an introspective 12-minute voyage through tense urban landscapes, punctuated by relieving arpeggios, meticulous percussive details and inescapably laced with the enigmatic producer’s signature industrial undertones.
first lp by visballa (also part of atelier records adopo) is a long avaited lecture in real industrial funk. hard edged & rhythmical, but sometimes also as if recorded underwater or getting stuck in between two charging electrons. where some tracks bare the quality of dub rhythms others are fast forward 80s - and there s also the psychotic ones - either way it s 100% excellent.
having worked together as -thrinax- in the past, prague s duo exhausted modern & aliver collected their solo material for endless illusion s second white label series. their complimentary sonic languages speak in slow, percussive rhythms, sadistic, industrial sounds, and uptight bass lines transmitted through a chain of pedal effects. the track -project germs - cuatone- is another one of aliver s collaborations.
NOT WHAT YOU SEE, NOT WHAT YOU FEEL (VINYL EP + POSTER + MP3)
12" Vinyl+mp3 D02.07.18
includes poster & download! second release on veyl. an experiment in noise & body music. specialist maenad veyl returns with six tracks of relentless electro-influenced heat full of broken 808s, ai-generated polyrhythms and indecipherable vocals.
tresor is glad to announce the release of manni dee’s first album the residue , on june 15th. based in london, manni dee is held in high esteem by many for his spotless production and relentless dj sets. the gleaming rendition of manni s creative vision stuns. he knows sounds inside-out, making his studio a favorite stop for many to receive manni’s expertise. the production of the residue’ was inspired by the city of london and its general living conditions. more particularly, how social cleansing, inequality and the political situation generally - and on a holistic scale - informs internal and external locus of control. the residue’ is disconsolate, and with such heart-wrenching tracks as “in communal solitude”, “vicarious living” or “submit. breathe.” or the mutinous “at mercy of the muse” and “paroxysm” manni dee clearly cuts out his insurgent statement. in parallel to his regular dj schedule, manni dee will also take his sonic proclamation in its live pa form out to the most advanced stages starting this summer.
after a more than well-received first release, black carpet returns with 4 fresh industrial tinged techno behemoths. the amsterdam centred producer shrouds has been given the honours to do so, with zhark veteran huren on remix duty.
next up on tel-aviv s parallax record is matushka s debut ep meta . meta is a varied minimalist techno ep showing matushka s range of production styles, with bits of braindance polyrhythms on top of industrial techno grooves, yet always understated and subtle in it s development.
wats records crew is happy to announce its next release. four industrial techno tracks composed by one of the most talented polish djs and producers, concept of thrill. first track of b side “materia” is a trippy track with broken beat and ambient synths instead the other three tracks are simply fire for the dance floor with hypnotics sounds and heavy bass lines. a really nice masterpiece of pure techno.
already supported by: laurent garnier, dvs1, petar dundov, benjamin damage, johannes volk, etapp kyle, oscar mulero, dimi angelis, arnaud le texier and many more.
ground tactics arises with a transformative release, building bridges between sonic fields. immaterial breath ep raises energy levels by creating peculiar momentums of inner reflection. spanning from idm to conceptual techno, every single element in his sound is hand crafted, transmitting intimate feelings through grainy textures and subtle distortions. immaterial breath projects disorder in construction, inducing a chronic loss of established conditioning, extending the mind to unfamiliar perspectives.
every day they order alix to wake up, and he wakes up. they order him to eat, and he eats. they order him to get up, and he gets up. they order him to enter the white room, and he enters. they order him to lie down, and he lies down. and then, as they tie his hands and feet with some of the many ironworks, ribbons and straps that are in the room, alix, who is not aware that he was released, falls asleep. it is the moment in which his brain registers each and every one of the words that were said to him, and he does it so avidly, unconsciously, but avidly. however, the darkness rapidly falls, stifling any hint of brain activity in a few seconds. again the impenetrable blackness, again the night. wake up.
gaining traction, gaining speed, the primaeval ritual reaches its boiling point, melting the borders of mind and flesh: a turgid vortex of unstable potential, constantly mutating and morphing itself. unformed and unstructured morphogenetic flows of matter-energy-information, self-organizing processes constituting a veritable non-organic life: the body without organs, that glacial reality where the alluvions, sedimentations, coagulations, foldings, and recoilings that compose an organism occur, a motherly womb detonating hydrogen bombs in her prefrontal cervix, atomizing the doors of perception with sheer gargantuan sonic tremor.
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
a new heart-stopping piece of work by visonia in which sadness, happiness, hopeful and desperation are in a continuous battle. as a result of this distress and ad nauseam the chilean artist has asked himself about the sense of life and figured out how to look on the bright side. doubtless, if we talk about -fake wings- we could point out that this one is an epic and thought-provoking album composed of 6 wicked tunes and released on lovely pinkwhite vinyl.
colin potter is a sound engineer and musician currently based in london. he has worked within the fields of electronic and experimental music for over 35 years, collaborating with the likes of current 93, the hafler trio, organum, andrew chalk, and most notably as a key part of nurse with wound alongside steven stapleton. he started the esteemed icr (integrated circuit recordings) label in 1981 releasing a clutch of wonderful home recordings of his own, over half a dozen small run cassette only releases. ‘the where house?’ was recorded in 1981 at ic studio, a converted wash house in sutton on the forest in north yorkshire. the album was self-released on cassette that same year via icr. this expanded double lp edition features all 13 tracks from the original tape on vinyl for the first time plus 4 bonus tracks. ‘the where house?’ is a prime example of early uk post-punk/industrial electronic music. “combining dub, electro, and krautrock rhythms with psychedelic, kosmische noise in multiple mutations ranging from almost pop-wise songcraft to horizon-scanning motorik flights,” says boomkat. most of the damage was done by colin using guitars, synths, sequencers, drum machines, percussion, and modified toy keyboards with fairly primitive 4-track recording equipment. he was assisted on some of the tracks by stephan jadd-parry (guitar, percussions), jon caffery (guitar, bass, e-bow, percussion) and nick jackson (synth). all songs have been remastered for vinyl by george horn at fantasy studios in berkeley. the record is sleeved in a replica of the original cassette artwork by jonathan coleclough. every copy includes a double sided postcard insert with notes from colin.
your dystopia, my utopia is the first album produced by fulber for sonic groove and an impressive follow up to his highly celebrated 12 realism released last year. this album consists of nine expertly crafted tracks calculated and arranged in a sequence to communicate ever evolving moods for the dance floor. the opening track cognitivia is a cerebral journey composed of superior orchestrations of sound and industrialized cryptic vocals personified by symmetrical broken beats. the tracks that follow exhibit some of the most compelling industrialized and ebm infected techno ever put to vinyl. the tracks my church and you can kill are imminent future anthems, deconstructing the rules for techno and reinventing them with future ebm potential
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...
fantastisches, drittes album des münchner produzenten scntst aka bryan müller auf boysnoize records. scenes and sketches from the lab ist ein amtliches werk, das die makellosen skills, reife und musikalität des jungen produzenten, kombiniert mit einer fülle an frischen ideen, offenbart. die 14 tracks hüllen techno, ambient, bass, idm und electronica in neue, kunstvolle und hochdetaillierte formen, die sowohl auf kopfhörer als auch im club perfekt funktionieren.