:Codes – All The Tragic Heroines [FIR006]

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After 10 years of existence, numerous live gigs and great contributions to various compilations (on such labels as Kommando 6, Enfant Terrible, La Forme Lente and Pneu to name a few), :codes has become such an evident part of the minimal synth / cold wave revival that it is hard to believe this is only their first album. Featuring Chris behind the machines and Najah (of Dolina) at the vocals, the French/Belgian duo crafts delicate synth jewels, dark as velvet and cold as ice.

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:Codes – All The Tragic Heroines [FIR006]

Musumeci – Untitled (Traxx edit) [MNQ050]

Musumeci tapes reissue, with their brutal body music plus, similar to DAF, CHBB and Liaisons Dangereuses, was one of the most acclaimed in the Mannequin Records 2013 productions. Traxx, the Chicago-based head of Nation Records, redesigned a raw live version of ‘Tag Fur Tag’ with what he described as a ‘hugly-tape Kode’

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Musumeci – Untitled (Traxx edit) [MNQ050]