Collection of no-wave and minimal synth acts from the Japanese post-punk scene. Most of the tracks presented here are reissued for the first time.
Totebagz is the collaboration between two of Melbourne’s most daring minds, Jerky Perky aka Misha Hallenbach (Perks and Mini, Bamboo Musik) and DJ Biscuit (Moonrocks). On this limited edition disc, the Totebagz pile blankets of synth upon deep-fried circuitry upon drum machines that have a mind of their own.
100% Silk return with another exceedingly alluring drop, this time from Aurora Halal and Jason Letkiewicz aka Innergaze. Lithe, sexy post-punk disco is the vibe, NYC in 1981/2011 is the setting for ‘Shadow Disco’, strutting to languid dub bassline and preening synth flashes, before ‘Way Of Life’ retires to the balcony to ahem, powder one’s nose and gaze out at glittering harbour lights dancing off glass-curtained high rises. Soon enough the seductive, panther-purring bassline, cooing big-haired women and rippling rototoms of ‘Hypnogogisco’ beckons us back to the middle of the floor and the chick with the biggest hair asks ‘What’s Your Body Doing Tonight’, only it comes out all syrupy slow and you realise you shouldn’t have necked that pint of GHB.
Edmund Xavier’s dark minimal wave project Horrid Red new EP on Soft Abuse. “Silent Party” features the group’s signature style of combining gloomy creepiness with an overall very danceable rhythm pattern, adding up to strangely irresistible party tunes, new wave & post-punk.