to celebrate reaching our 20th release, we’re launching a series of 6 compilation eps named eel behaviour . starting with a bang through the haunting mechanical acid of delta funktionen’s “alternate reality”, it’s followed by uplifting broken techno from exciting new london-based talent imogen. autumns enters a more tense area with the slow and dense ebm-flavoured “recovery” while a barrage of weird, vocal-infused beats from bristol’s giant swan, brings the record to a chaotic end on “the sun inside jaden smith”. limited edition transparent orange vinyl, in a custom hologram-stickered pvc sleeve.
giant swan are debuting on mannequin records through the death of the machines serie, the dancefloor/experimental oriented side of the label, dedicated to new artists. robin stewart & harry wright team up to create an acerbic marriage of energised, aggressive dance music, quaking bass and hypnotic electronic noise. across a table of machines and pedals, incorporating abused guitar and liberal vocal manipulation, giant swan create a cross-breed of hypnotic bass, industrial percussion and disorientating energy delivered with telepathic intricacy.
contort yourself continues to explore the crossover between decrepit 80s industrial and the modern artists drawing inspiration from those heady, experimental times, and the results are as thrilling as ever. haydees no gouvernance is a brutal charge of drums and distorted yelps, while 1983 jam de omnibus dubitandum by hunting lodge fuses layers of distortion and proto acid with live bass and brittle drums. catriel lays out a sinister but seductive message on nbdymksmefeellowlikeudo, giant swan bring their raucous avant-techno styles to dare and then gotshell remix hunting lodge into a thunderous industrial techno charge.