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.
following up on their acclaimed 2016 album, “pitch black mirror”, the canadian duo return to sonic groove with four new tracks based on their improvised live performances. these are dance floor tracks with an experimental edge and a pervasive sense of dread, emphasizing the project’s decades-long commitment to fusing techno and industrial music in unique ways. elements of ebm, electro, and rhythmic noise blur together as serpentine basslines twist through shifting layers of percussion, and modular dronescapes morph into agonized voices of suffering and defiance. another powerful weapon from the orphx arsenal.
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.
mannequin records presents the first of a new serie of compilations underthe death of the machines serie, the dancefloor/experimental oriented side of the label, dedicated to new artists. connecting music producers from all over the world, this new compilation will unearth names who are already building strong grounds for the future. the future inspire us. we keep our research always open.
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.
rich oddie (orphx) and dave foster (huren/teste) return under their punk/industrial/scum electronics moniker o/h. these 5 tracks are an amalgamtion of dense, yet somehow stripped down heavy industrial punk electronic madness. open filter feedback drenched ms-20 and punishing 909 beats crash head-on throughout with foster s jello biafra-esce vocals through a meat-grinder stylings fight with a ranting homeless man as he raids your uncles s 80s porn vhs collection. controlled chaos written recorded and put to tape as modern society falls apart in front of our eyes. absolutely what the world needs right now (according to us).
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.
kump is delighted to release the first ep by hlm38 (ou hlm38’s first ep), the naughty half of duo ricco and member of the notte brigante crew from lyon. the three original tracks, a mix of ethnic looting and industrial racket in slow motion, feel like steel wrapped in turkish delight. front de cadeaux’s take on “illicite cong” is reminiscent of an erotic rave flavoured with oriental spices. last but not least, kris baha slices up “exit” like a tablier de sapeur (local lyonnais dish) served on a julienne of syncopated samples and noisy beats.
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.
this is the return of the collaborative project vofa, by sawf and anfs, on pi electronics. the athens based duo, that put out the label’s debut release, deliver another 4-tracker of their signature sound for the 5th pi record. pi05.1 is a bass line oriented composition of thrilling beauty, while pi05.2 and pi05.4 provide different takes on the main pi05 theme: one leaning closer to uk breaks influences and the other closer to industrial, hard hitting broken beats. pi05.3 offers a driving tool of distorted realities and tuning bass lines. all tracks showcase further focus on sound texture and dynamics balance, providing a perfect blend of sawf and anfs in joint forces as vofa.
raw ambassador steps in again for mannequin records series death of the machines with a veritable feast of 80s industrial and primitive ebm bangers. four trax of mutant industrial music designed for spreading disease and bringing disorder in every dance floor around the globe
vent forges new alliances, as dee grinski and tolga baklacioglu joins forces to explore musical synergies on a collaborative lp release of drone alchemy, eternal rhythms and harrowing vocalisations, which explores the lightless mazes of subconscious voids, teasing at barely understood taboos. tolga s past explorations of unrelenting industrial sounds are further refined, and enforced with dees vocal talent that covers a wide range of expression - from commanding and authoritative to harrowing howls of disembodied despair. they invite us to come with on a journey towards the lightless fringes of cognisance.
futile demise ep is an emotional and disconcerting journey through the mind of finnish artist juha puupera. drawing on influences from norwegian black metal, uk sound system culture and italian horror cinema of the 1970s, gruth mixes dark and aggressive tones in his sonic palette. his production methods are often experimental and the style rarely fits into one box as it spans forward-thinking techno, black ambient and doom industrial. with his ep, gruth shapes montevideo-based tormenta electrica label’s first release. of the four tracks featured, two are collaborations with the finnish techno and ambient artist ikola, known for his etherwerks label, while the mysterious helsinki-based violinist and sound designer kujo contributes to the other two.
body music lp produced by a man who needs little introduction. thomas p. heckmann has flexed his prowess across all shades of electronic music, but it’s his contributions to ebm-techno, acid, industrial, and experimental that has earned him his notoriety. heckmann has utilised 30 years worth of acquired knowledge to create a hard-hitting album which bears all the grit he is known for - harmonising analogue and digital wares to create an utterly immersive 14 track album. the triple vinyl release includes a download code, a5 art insert, sticker and is plastic wrapped.
one time pressing of 500 copies
made in the designers republic
mastered by beau thomas at ten eight seven
nkisi loads up a four-track cartridge of blistering hardstep gabba/techno for arcola with the dark orchestra. with previous physical releases being cut across a near impossible to find whitelabel 12” for mw and contributions to co-non worldwide founder chino amobi’s paradiso (the wire magazine’s no. 1 album of 2017), the dark orchestra is set to be one of the most imperative charges from both nkisi and the non-faction yet.
fayze came of age in windsor, ontario, a diverse, gritty canadian city in the immediate shadow of detroit. during the 1980s, this fortunate geography placed the local scene in the inner orbit of the emergent detroit techno scene. from that starting point, fayze fell deeply in love with experimental, original sounds. today, his innovative, genre-defying soundscapes flirt occasionally with global schools like avant-pop and krautrock, but his sound is all his own. fayze s new music uses vintage analog synthesizers, which he s been collecting since the early 1990s, to build organic, textural compositions. an idiosyncratic collection of ambient, dreamy soundscapes, the album features inspired collaborations with detroit, windsor, and toronto artists. its myriad influences include aphex twin , stereolab , led zeppelin , and boards of canada . a well-travelled creative professional by day, fayze previously made music with marc houle and marshall sfalcin of king kool flipped . this is his first major solo project.
blacksilk s fourth release features the emerging italian producer unconscious. four relentlessly sophisticated electro tracks infused with a taste of ebm constitute the framework of this record. unconscious stands out as a refreshing surprise, enriching the complex structure of his work with a powerful dark veneer. a remarkable remix by violet poison is an added value, both the artists hailing from a country where the vatican s influence still pervades every level of social and public life, molding a pervasive hypocritical morality.