Pinkman records presents Five Years of Tears: A string of releases dedicated to celebrate the 5th birth year of the label. The first volume features contributions by 3 of the labels usual suspects, as well as newcomer Randstad. Ernestas Sadau’s powerful, raw and menacing cut starts sets the scene for Alessandro Parisi to delve deep into his synthesizer toolkit. What comes out is a highly emotional production, infused with sirens and melodies that may cause tearful mourning on the dancefloors. On the B side Identified Patient provides yet another one of his notoriously slow and filthy underground creepers, while Randstad delivers another burst of energy that celebrates raw percussion, gloomy pads and haunting vocal samples.
After his storming debut on Pinkman and Oliver Ho’s Death & Leisure at the beginning of the year, Maenad Veyl returns with ‘The Acceptance ov Not Knowing’, six tracks hovering above techno, EBM, noise and power electronics. VEYL is the new label by Thomas Feriero (Maenad Veyl, Avatism, CW/A) and Alex Knoblauch (Vakant, Parachute).