“Whilst the world is on pause, we thought it be a good idea to showcase some works that have been moving us months before the lockdown kicked in. We wanted to share and replicate the same amount of electric vibrational emotions it initially had on us upon first listening to them, so the best way we could describe that feeling was by calling this VA series, Currents I. In this compilation theres some faces you know from the Power Station roster intersected with some soon to be Power Station release inductees, once this mess clears up obviously.”
Yesterday we presented the preferences of our readers from last year, now this is a list of 20 albums from 2019 that made an impression on us.
We have three pure electro albums from E.R.P., Jeremiah R. and Plant43 and the new electro-synthy album of veteran David Carretta, his first solo album for ten years. On the darker side of the synth palette we have two EBM/synth-pop albums from Boy Harsher and Years Of Denial, the debut album of Kris Baha, the third album of Greek producer June, a new one from Jason Letkiewicz aka Steve Summers under his new moniker Opposing Currents and two more industrial albums from Autumns and Colombian Filmmaker.
On the other had we have two acid gems from DimDJ and Paranoid London, the first ever Gladio album, the second album from Mannequin boss Alessandro Adriani and an experimental/ambient album from veteran Function on Tresor.
So, here it is compiled in chronological order.
Death & Leisure announces the sophomore album from Autumns. 6 tracks of raw sneering electronics. Autumns is the solo project of Christian Donaghey, from Derry, Ireland, an outlet for electronic post-punk with a lethal pulse. Preceding releases for Clan Destine Records, iDEAL Recordings and DKA Records have seen the project engaged in a rough trade of transgressive noise, dysfunctional metal dance and DIY punk angst, yet each of these milestones has represented a different proposition. 2019 see’s Autumns’ experimentation in the studio go much deeper, with the release of his sophomore album ‘Shortly After Nothing’ on Oliver Ho’s (aka Broken English Club) innovative ‘Death & Leisure’ label.
Velvet May returns on “ Tears On Waves” with the 4-tracker EP “Unknown Bodies”. This time he is joined by the live duo Years of Denial and the northern-irish artist Autumns who delivered their own interpretation and vision of the tracks in the B side.
To celebrate reaching our 20th release, we’re launching a series of 6 compilation EPs named ‘Eel Behaviour’. Starting with a bang through the haunting mechanical acid of Delta Funktionen’s ‘Alternate Reality’, it’s followed by the uplifting broken techno of ‘Flesh’ from exciting new London-based talent Imogen. Autumns enters a more tense area with the slow and dense EBM-flavoured ‘Recovery’ while a barrage of weird, vocal-infused beats from Bristol’s Giant Swan, brings the record to a chaotic end on ‘The Sun Inside Jaden Smith’.
‘Previously Undisclosed Rituals’ is the first various artists release on Veyl — An Experiment in Noise & Body Music. Years of Denial, Cassegrain’s Rhyw (under his Poison Green alias), Downards affiliate Autumns, RNXRX, Exhausted Modern and label mainstay Maenad Veyl contribute one ritual each for this grimoire that is guaranteed to keep everyone angry and confused throughout the rest of 2018.
Autumns is the solo project of Christian Donaghey, from Derry, Northern Ireland. 2017 sees the eagerly anticipated release of his debut full length record “Suffocating Brothers”. On “Suffocating Brothers” Autumns presents a resolute nine track culmination of the fierce audacity that has come to define and distinguish the project since an assured first emergence in 2013. Written and produced over the course of six months, between July and December 2016, it’s an album that comes as a momentous and devastating fulfilment of what the Autumns project has outlined with increasingly ruthless intent over the last few years.