Soil Records’ Valley of Tears is back on his third edition more powerful than even, with 4 tracks from Arnaud Rebotini, David Carretta, Kovyazin D and Terence Fixmer.
Mannequin Records presents a new killer release from the legendary French producer Arnaud Rebotini. Whether as one half of Black Strobe or in his own material or just busy receiving a César prize 2018 for best film music, Arnaud Rebotini devotes his career to mindblowing electronic productions. Passionate about analog synthesizers, and with a strong taste for electronic music of a dark and brutal hue, the new EP ‘Shiny Black Leather’ pushes to the limit his EBM-influenced electro-goth side, making the most doomy goth clubber happy.
2020 was a tough year for almost everyone and definitely a year to forget for our scene. Events and gigs canceled, venues closed, artists lacking a way to earn a decent living and club culture facing a threat like never before.
In the midst of these events were several people / organizations who tried to ease the pain, offering out some comfort by releasing music to people for free or by pay as you want download. This was always done, but this year I noticed that more and more artists are doing this.
Here is a selection of albums and compilations I came across this year and that I think is worth mentioning again.
Arnaud Rebotini started to give away free tracks on his soundcloud page a month ago in his “Quarantine” series. Since then he release 8 EP with tracks by himself and remixes from producers from all around the world. “To (Wo)Men On The Assembly Line”, the last EP of the series, is including an original and 6 remixes from David Carretta, Djedjotronic, Jensen Interceptor & Kris Baha, Max Durante and Perel.
“We are now in our last week of strict confinement. So I’m going to interrupt this weekly EP series but with the eight title, I want to pay tribute to the women and men who have allowed the country to continue to operate during this period. But also to all those who will resume their work in factories, in the construction, food processing and services that will boost the economy, often in jobs that are poorly regarded and low paid but so essential to the functioning of our society.’
The line-up for the second remix EP after the successful and now deleted Regis / Monoton remixes 12 represents a wide catalogue of electronic beats. LA owns Tropic Of Cancer delivers a great ethereal version of Half A God. Camella Lobo provides a rare remix. Former Ike Yard member and synths wizard Fred Szymanski also reinterprets Half A God with a unique musique concrte inspired electronica piece under his Recombinant guise. On the B side its club time with a long, Detroit inspired techno version of Cherish 8 by Arnaud Rebotini, head honcho of Black Strobe.