The mysterious Xosar recorded a brand new zonked out mix to celebrate her “Nite Jam” release!
Dark Entries is proud to present the debut album of contemporary British band Linea Aspera. Linea Aspera is the London duo of Ryan Ambridge (Synths/Programming) and Alison Lewis (Vocals/Synths). They began the project in November 2011, technically drawing inspiration from electronic music from the early 1980s. For their debut album they utilized small, simple analog synthesizer set up: Roland SH-09, Roland Juno 6, Vermona DRM MKiii, Korg Poly 800 and Analogue Solutions Semblance. Linea Aspera’s sound includes clear influences from early electronic body music, classic synth-pop and, in some instances, industrial and noise. Lyrically the band incorporates the sciences of osteology, neuroscience, and anthropology weaving a new medical language around themes of desire, despair and renewal. Linea Aspera serve up an icebox of dark doom riding on Alison’s powerful vocals with a soft but sharp touch.
Dark Entries is excited to release the 30th anniversary edition of ADN’ Ckrystall’s debut album “Jazz’Mad.” ADN’ Ckrystall is the moniker of synthesizer wizard Érick Moncollin from Tarbes, France. In 1977 Moncollin spent time in Paris experimenting with synthesizers, jamming alongside composers Vangelis and Tim Blake. It was here that he obtained a prototype of the Korg MS-20, a legendary synthesizer. The entire album was recorded over a 4 day period in 1980. The sound of “Jazz’Mad” revolves around the synthesizer, utilizing the instrument to all its capacities. ADN was Influenced by New Wave bands that incorporated keyboards into their songs like Gary Numan/Tubeway Army, and Simple Minds, as well as Prog Rock and Krautrock bands such as Hawkwind, Heldon, Gong, and Neu!. The result is an unconventional and discordant conglomeration of synthesizers, drum machines, and vocals that cradle the edge of the brain. Most of the songs are long instrumental pieces but when Érick sings his lyrics favor love, drugs, and science fiction themes.
The new release from Don’t imprint features two sublime 1988 Belgian New Beat classics from Zsa Zsa Laboum and HN03. Laboum’s “Something Scary” is perhaps the archetypal New Beat track, commencing with a sample lifted from the dodgy 80s B Movie “The Entity” and displaying some excellent percussion and a powerful and obscure acid line – it still sounds excellent some twenty four years later. On the flip is the R&S classic “Doughnut Dollies” from New Beat icon Eric Beysens under his HN03 moniker features. It’s grubby industrial arpeggio sounding equally vibrant today – especially pitched way down to -8 like the New Beat guys used to do!
Skylax Records brings, for this new release serie, a very hot project : one of the most influential & mysterious producer from now : Jason Grove teamed up with Hardrock Striker, delivering 4 heavyweight Hardrock Striker classics revamped by deep house master Jason Grove.
HotMix presents the new release by Joe Drive. Joe offers an excellent EP with shades dark and deep . The EP also contains some fantastic downtempo cuts.
Ricardo Miranda returns to Neroli with this fresh 4 tracker mixing the deepness of house with his Latin origins. ‘808 Signatures’ is raw and deep as it could get, ‘Voices’ features once again fellow Chicago star Glenn Underground for a classic Latin Soul Brothas jam. On the flipside Ricardo’s homage to the classic ‘Faces’ drum track, and finally a deep and long journey into sentimental house called ‘Mental Samurai’ featuring Hernan Cronner.
Purpose, Musical Integrity, Limitless Depth & Fearless Exploration are the basic principals for timeless music, and are the focus of Aesthetic Audio. Listen to “No Look Back, and it’s all there within this wonderful 4 tracker. Hailing from Marseilles, France, Aesthetic Audio proudly introduces the artist, Life Recorder.
Two Dogs in a House, aka Steve Summers & Ron Morelli, took to a secluded studio in Stockholm Sweden during spring 2012 to record while on the road. Here we have the result of uninhibited access to machines with no time constraints and no distractions from the outside world. This freedom allowed the duo to expand upon their ideas of deconstructing conventional song structure and harnessing the power of what immediately surrounded them in the moment. Two full side tracks that will absolutely crush and/or isolate anyone who crosses through the sonic pathway of them. Perfect sounds for the apocalyptic world we live in.
Jamal Moss is back on Morphine, although you wouldn’t think it by the sounds of these tracks. Both tracks clock in around the 13 minute mark and totally go there. Clued up sickness again on this excellent label.
Ojodeapolo presents the second Ep from Jorge C. who made his debut some years ago on Sean Deason Matrix label. The track ”El Effekto” opens the A side with freaky filtered jumping nu-disco treatments plus delicious horn sections. A2 Track Creation gets into deeper underwater sounds with a dubby feeling. B side is a peculiar rework of ”El Effekto” by the legendary producer Jamal Moss aka. Hieroglyphic Being who takes us into a long journey through pure Chicago noise.
Two track collaboration EP by Detroit’s Fit and Leipzig’s Gunnar Wendel aka Kassem Mosse. Recorded in Detroit at FXHE Studios.