VA – The Semiconscious System [ISR004]

For the labels first release of 2022, Idlestates have curated a blend of no-nonsense EBM with grittier industrial electronics. The 13 track VA compilation welcomes a host of new artists to the label whilst continuing to showcase returning favourites such as Meshes, Magnum Opus, and MVQX. The album titled ‘The Semiconscious System’, arrives with several dancefloor ready anthems whilst allowing a meltdown through intervals of raw industrial sludge. The limited-edition cassette features; Gewalt, Autumns, Filmmaker, Disociacion, L/F/D/M, MVQX and Kirsten on side A. Whilst side B contains tracks from; Prophan, The Undertaker’s Tapes, Termination_800, Alpha Sect, Magnum Opus/Ravetop and Meshes.

VA – The Semiconscious System [ISR004]

Pablo Bozzi – Ghost Of Chance [DA020A]

Pablo Bozzi returns to Jennifer Cardini’s Dischi Autunno with a follow up record to the ‘Last Moscow Mule’ EP from 2020. The six track EP ‘Ghost Of Chance’ marks a deepening from the previous forays into the Italo Disco & Synthwave influenced sound Bozzi has previously explored. With a heavy hand in the realm of nostalgia Bozzi expertly weaves melody through drum machine loops, the track comes to a climax with longing vocals reminiscent of 80s new wave and goth dance clubs. Although steeped in the nostalgia of time gone he manages to lend a modern production, a cleanness of sound that never stays too long in the past.

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Pablo Bozzi – Ghost Of Chance [DA020A]

Volta Cab – Minotaur Topaz [W10]

VOLTA CAB - Minotaur Topaz

Kostantyn Isaev the man behind the project Volta Cab and also Rambal Cochet is now part of the Waste Editions family. The St. Petesburg’s colorful artist has just recorded 6 catchy and powerful tunes which are heavily influenced by the new wave/post punk music of the late 80’s , especially by bands like Кино (Kino) and the Soviet space disco as well.

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Volta Cab – Minotaur Topaz [W10]

ADMX-71 – The Aging Process [LIES174]

ADMX 71 - The Aging Process

Adam X returns to L.I.E.S. under his slowbeat industrial guise as ADMX-71.Through this nine track 2xLP we get a master class in hi-def bleep infused psychedelic industrial. Made for urban terrain, this is the definition of cyber war gear grinding street techno…head directly for the absolutely tense rhythmic noise track “Catch Me If You Can” and have your head explode. More end of the world anthems from a master on this long player.

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ADMX-71 – The Aging Process [LIES174]

Lucid Dreams – Lucid Dreams [AI-28]

LUCID DREAMS - Lucid Dreams

AI-28 arrives as a double-12” reissue of an album titled “Lucid Dreams”. Formerly released in 1996 as a CD on the now defunct UK imprint em:t, the album now becomes available for the first time on vinyl. Produced collaboratively by Chris Allen, David Thompson (both co-founders of em:t), plus label affiliates Tom Smyth and Will Joss, the record features outlier academic and philosopher Celia Green narrating passages of her classic book “Lucid Dreams” (published in 1968), seamlessly embellished with atmospheric soundscapes throughout. Brooding amorphously on the cusp of the unknown, the music captures the quintessentially mysterious quality of dreams and dreaming. Layer by layer, the listener is submerged deep into the subconscious stream. The record curls and unwinds with bewildering influence whilst exploring key themes of Green’s studies, with topics covering hallucinatory states, apparitions, out of body experiences, and extrasensory perception. The collaborative handling of samples and sound material comes together powerfully to create a piece that is both artistically theatrical in flavour and sumptuously immersive – a true documentary for the ears and imagination.

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Lucid Dreams – Lucid Dreams [AI-28]

Toxic Frequency – Recorded at Frequency Farm 1993 – 1994 [DEL11]

TOXIC FREQUENCY - Recorded At Frequency Farm 1993-1994

First vinyl edition of these homemade electronic tracks, recorded in a primitive bedroom studio between 1993 and 1994 by Mark Crumby, a British born fan of synths and drum machines. A surprising crossover, as it alternates between the soft balearic sound heat and the urban indu-electro rigour. Now living in Vienna, Mark is currently a member of experimental/industrial project Konstruktivists, minimal synth pop acts mitra mitra and Oppenheimer MkII. He releases experimental techno under the names Codex Empire and antechamber.

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Toxic Frequency – Recorded at Frequency Farm 1993 – 1994 [DEL11]

Exhausted Modern – Deform | Reform [MRG012]

After first appearing on MRG010, Czech artist Exhausted Modern is back on Marguerite Records with a solo EP called “Deform | Reform”. A side opens up with the dreamy electro-ish “Giving form to chaos”, followed by the high tension ambient-techno cut “The self unselving”; A3 is a trippy oddball slow-tempo jams called “Old disguises”. B side unwraps with “De creatura” and “Riddles of creation”, respectively on B1 and B2: the Endless Illusion boss crafted two ambient cuts characterized by haunting soundscapes, weird voices cut ups and deep basslines. The title track ”Deform _ Reform” closes the EP in a Sabres of Paradise-esque manner with a communion of dub and industrial rhythmics and patterns.

Exhausted Modern – Deform | Reform [MRG012]

Mainline Magic Orchestra – Tettsui [PP062]

MAINLINE MAGIC ORCHESTRA - Tettsui

Public Possession presents the debut 4 track 12” EP from the Barcelona based audio & visual artists Mainline Magic Orchestra. As you would expect it’s far away from ordinary, the guys are mixing styles and influences as they please to deliver a full package of dance floor fillers & thrillers.

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Mainline Magic Orchestra – Tettsui [PP062]

Coeo – Dance Routines [RESISTA012]

COEO - Dance Routines

Toy Tonics regulars and Munich based House & Disco specialists Coeo step up for their ‘Dance Routines’ on the vinyl-only Resista.On the A side is a Gabonese Boogie weapon with a beyond funky bassline and body-rocking drums mixed with an amazing vocal, triumphant horns and syncopated guitar hits.
Over on the B1, a rolling Giorgio Morode-esque Disco synth bass is layered with jacking Proto House drums and Arabic chanting for a track that wouldn’t be amiss in a Hot Mix 5 show. Finally the B2 whips up a percussion frenzy with a deep droning bass stab and a hypnotic call and response vocal.

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Coeo – Dance Routines [RESISTA012]

Unconscious – La vittima è la musica [DR115]

Milan-based Andrea Riberti is a live artist and producer with his roots cemented in early rave culture, drawing from the wake of Post Punk, Industrial and Body Music. As a project, Unconscious surfaced in 2013 to further experiment within electronic music, acting as an outlet to communicate raw, post-industrial sounds. “La vittima è la musica” is 5 tracker cassette released by Detriti Records.

Unconscious – La vittima è la musica [DR115]

DimDJ – Acid Tracks [GTD.016]

DIMDJ - Acid Tracks

Greek genius DimDJ is no stranger to a live jam, pushing his machines to produce gritty dancefloor stompers since the heady days of 2004. He makes his Gated debut with an EP of uncompromising 303 workouts, once again driving those silver boxes to produce addictive, floor-focused DJ tools. But it’s not all heads-down squelch, with a final track squeezed onto the B-side that brings a surprisingly punk twist to an EP that’s also appropriately named… Acid Tracks.

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DimDJ – Acid Tracks [GTD.016]

The Jak – Black Accordion / Dirty Riddim ’87 [DB003]

JAK, The - Black Accordion

Dirty Blends 3 is here! The Jak returns to the forefront with these 2 new crucial compositions of Jakbeat: Black Accordion and Dirty Riddim ’87. Black Accordion was created in the realm of early Relief/Dancemania records preserving a specific timeline of early 90s Chicago style tracks that people like Gemini,Paul Johnson,Boo Williams Glenn Underground and Cajmere played on loft and warehouse parties… Dirty Riddim 87 is created strictly for Ron Hardy as this is the 2nd conceptual idea to follow “Hardy’s Haunted Box” from the 2nd edition of dirtyblends. 

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The Jak – Black Accordion / Dirty Riddim ’87 [DB003]

Leron Carson – Red Lightbulb Theory [SS036]

CARSON, Leron - Red Lightbulb Theory '87-'88 (reissue)

A few Highlights from the sessions Leron recorded in 1987-88 when he was fifteen or so. China Trax, featured on SS012, came from these sessions. These were hand made, meaning no sequencing was used for the keys on any of the songs featured, using cassette tape overdubs, a lost science. Omar-S touched up the material from those cassettes for this release on vinyl.

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Leron Carson – Red Lightbulb Theory [SS036]

Arpanet – Hydrostatic Equilibrium EP [30DEXO-011]

ARPANET - Hydrostatic Equilibrium EP

Hydrostatic Equilibrium EP is a reissue of the 2 tracks released by 30D Records from the Detroit artist Arpanet back in 2018 (cat# 30D-006), now presented together in a special limited edition single sided 12″ vinyl. The EP includes the original tracks Supernova Remnant and Main Sequence Star, being the only two tracks produced by Arpanet since 2006. Presented with a new artwork, designed by Arpanet himself, and this time on 30D Records sub label ExoPlanets, Hydrostatic Equilibrium EP becomes an instant collectors must have, especially after the quick sell out that followed the 2018 release and the numerous reissue requests received since then.

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Arpanet – Hydrostatic Equilibrium EP [30DEXO-011]

Dmitry Distant – Cold [GOD-S1]

DMITRY DISTANT - Cold

Latvian electronic producer Dmitry Distant is expanding further his sound palette with his new 2-track ‘Cold’ single, continuing his musical journey beyond pure ‘electro’ genre. The release clearly marks a new page in Dmitry’s artistic story – in his electronic reinterpretation of The Cure’s iconic song, Dmitry is giving the classic track a darker twist, with pounding reverberated drums and piercing yet soulful vocals by Valeria Simonova, paying tribute to his goth and new wave background. ‘Zenith’ is a majestic John Carpenter-esque synth anthem – the track can easily be imagined to accompany opening titles of a dystopian sci-fi blockbuster, with stark melodic synthesizer lines and minimalistic yet inventive structure.

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Dmitry Distant – Cold [GOD-S1]

Space Ghost – Dance Planet [TARTALB016]

SPACE GHOST - Dance Planet

Sudi Wachspress returns to Tartelet Records with Dance Planet, a third LP of emotionally-charged house music to welcome us back to the dancefloor. The spirit of true house runs deep in the sound of Space Ghost. Oakland native Sudi Wachspress is intuitively plugged into the romantic, mystical energy of 4/4 club music as a unifying force of empowerment and liberation.

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Space Ghost – Dance Planet [TARTALB016]

Too Smooth Christ – 2 Smooth World Vol. 1 [CHILDFOURTEEN]

TOO SMOOTH CHRIST - 2 Smooth World Vol 1

The 2 Smooth World Vol. 1 album broadcasts a highly addictive tale of electronic frequencies. A whole universe of musical explorations, ranging from twisted electro to more dubby compositions, beatless ambient ballads, classic house nostalgia – naturally flowing into oceans of acid & bass.

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Too Smooth Christ – 2 Smooth World Vol. 1 [CHILDFOURTEEN]