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.
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.
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.
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.
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.