Pinball machine streets. Teen Age Future. Molotov Cocktails. Terminal electric voices. Unimaginable disaster.
Joining the Unknown Precept forces are C.G.I. Records’ label head Matthew Weiner teaming up with Christopher Daresta as Pyramid Club. Being known for their T.W.I.N.S. and Anticipation solo activities, Cyclic Obsession comes as the debut re-lease of the four-handed formation taking its name from the eponymous venue which helped define the counterculture and queer sound of lower Manhattan in the late 70’s. Recorded in their stronghold of Atlanta following a handful of tracks released via the jointly-operated D.K.A. Records, it shows the duo taking over primitive body music in its most physical and psychedelic dimension. Thick as a brick bass lines for the basement turmoil — reflecting the hazy vortex smoldering out of an ill-lighted nightclub. Think of spasmodic synth-driven tunes interspersed by convulsive vocals and throbbing snares, in which one could see the whites of the dancers’ eyes right before the lights turn back on.
M_Step’s roots go back to the heyday of Vienna’s Cheap Records, and the echoes of that label’s seminal style can still be heard on his TRUST debut: Stone-cold electro funk meets the kind of low-slung basslines and laid-back jazz chords that the Viennese producer, DJ, and (double) bassist contributed to classic releases of 550 Rondy, Pulsinger & Tunakan, Sluts ‘n’ Strings & 909, and even Kruder & Dorfmeister remixing Madonna. Fourth release in the ‘Covert Systems’ series.
And who exactly would we be to turn down the legend that is Neil Landstrumm? Expert craftsman delivers five relentless tracks of spooktacular wrongness. Acid casualty sex dungeon weapons, lunacy and blutmuzik for greasy nights inside long closed Italian nightclubs, where Dr Pretorius is the host and there is a kidnapped swamp monster melting in a corner. 100% Bangers all night long. It is our immense pleasure to welcome Neil into our deranged little world and let him tear us a new space hole.