Nezzy Idy – Unveiled [SOF08]

The current transmission from the Squirrels On Film universe is Nezzy Idy’s full-length album presented on glorious magnetic cassette tape. Emit Idy, along with the rest of the Oakland based Katabatik collective’s music, events & DIY community ethos have been a consistent inspiration for many in the Bay Area electronic music scene, & The Squirrels are delighted & honored to bring this album to the wider world. From the sonic miasma of opener “Ateh,” with its banshee wails & scrap metal synths, into the kaleidoscopic boogie of “Hallow” & “Prometheus,” Idy explores early Industrial, Cold Wave & Acid House textures. “Contumacy” & “Nyquest” add elements of Electro to the cauldron, conjuring spirits, emotion & drama from his vocals drum machines & synthesizers. “Teeth” goes full-on Warehouse Rave, evoking the sweaty late night illicit undergrounds that once drew wide-eyed revelers from all over the Bay Area to the seemingly abandoned industrial dark corners of a pre-gentrification Oakland, California every weekend. “Y Is The Sign” & “Systemic Volume” are hallucinatory funk workouts & “Xiolin” comes full-circle back to the radiant sound-collage of the opener.

Nezzy Idy – Unveiled [SOF08]

Her Absence Fill the World – Neon Arabesque [DR123]

Berlin-based Post-Punk duo Her Absence Fill the World with the second release “Neon Arabesque” on Detriti Records. Her Absence Fill The World makes music that sounds simultaneously lost and chased. Inspired by their individual backgrounds in classical violin and techno, spanning Ankara to Berlin, their style blends together with a dark, melodic sound defined by a strongly reduced harmonic structure, a hovering voice, and synth leads. post-punk.com

Her Absence Fill the World – Neon Arabesque [DR123]

Oorsprongpark – La Prossima Vittima [IMXX]

Oorsprongpark debuts on Italo Moderni with 5 powerful original tracks on Cassette and Digital with a mystical electro/new beat bass like missiles slamming every dance floor. Oorsprongpark based in Utrecht, Netherlands has produced the first piece in an alluring work of soft pads, gentle percussion and playful melodies all focused in a Electro trip where you can hear an electro Old School, industrial synths and galactic arpeggiators.

Oorsprongpark – La Prossima Vittima [IMXX]

Ninetees – On the Knees [SOTA058]

Russian producers Namesis and Sunko, show us their origins with this album. Where we can find a very marked roots between synthwave, Ebm and coldwave. Voices that make you shudder from the depths of your being. It also has three remixes that perfectly capture the matrix to take it to the next level, each remixer in the field that feels more comfortable. “On the Knees” is an album full of power, strength and grit.

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Ninetees – On the Knees [SOTA058]

VA – Not So Whisky Tracks [PLUGGED​:​IN01]

“Not So Whisky Tracks” comes, without any doubt, to present a matured vision of some of the usual suspects of the Romanian underground scene but also gathers new forces along the way. Enchanting soundscapes are here to take you in a dream like state, moving your mind and spirit through a complete adventure. The release is here to make you feel nostalgia and to make you dance. To make you feel adventurous and to make you wonder.

VA – Not So Whisky Tracks [PLUGGED​:​IN01]

E​.​L​.​I – Smile Through the Sorrow [SOTA056]

ELI - Smile Through The Sorrow

Mike Smith aka Crossover Network returns with his project E.L.I. on Soil Records with an EP of 4 tracks full of acid, and electro with EBM notes. These bombs in the form of songs will not let you shake their melodies leaving your neurons pushed to dance in an unconscious way, immersing you in an acid darkness from which you will not want to wake up.

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E​.​L​.​I – Smile Through the Sorrow [SOTA056]

Human Figures – Tabula Rasa [DC012]

Tabula Rasa is a deep and often wistful journey into the world of Daniel Holt’s project Human Figures. Transitive and ethereal, these eight tracks effortlessly fuse elements of cold wave, post-punk, and minimal electronics culminating in a pensive opus awash in faded dreams. Another classic from the visionary artist at his finest.

Human Figures – Tabula Rasa [DC012]

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]

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]

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]

Zeta Sect – Portals [PHXS19]

‘Portals’ coming by Brooklyn based Zeta Sect (AKA Heidi Sabertooth & R Gamble) which features 70 minutes of blistering vintage drum machines contrasted against a haze of synthesis. Zeta Sect invites the listener to experience a fresh perspective with the insurgency of beautifully composed synth-wave and synth pop treads into new and unique territory for your body and soul. The deadpan delivery of spoken word passages in conjunction with the intricate use of delay blends the world of synth inspired genres with a distinct tinge of 1980’s industrial flavour. Recorded 2018-2021 in Sag Harbor, Black River, & Brooklyn, NY.

Zeta Sect – Portals [PHXS19]

VA – Tears for Fears 4 [SOTA055/TFF4]

Tears For Fears compilation, 40 Artist, 4 tapes, booklet, engraved tapes, hand numbered, stickers and much more. After 4 years and more than 100 artists the saga reach his end, especial editions, effort and much more inside of a cassette tapes. Even Music.

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VA – Tears for Fears 4 [SOTA055/TFF4]

Spammerheads – Bricks for Reconstruction [SOTA053]

Spammerheads is a Valencian duo formed by Ana Escudero and David Garrido. An audio-visual project forged in 2019 under the punk concept “do it yourself” in which both sound and graphic creation (videos and covers) have been developed by the duo. “Bricks for Reconstruction” is their new album released on cassette by Soil Records.

Spammerheads – Bricks for Reconstruction [SOTA053]

Spammerheads – Espai, Temps i Matèria [HCR​-​d015]

An exciting horizon of textures, landscapes and evanescent worlds, close to a dreamlike experience, are synthesized in “Espai, Temps i Materia”, the title of the new HC Records reference signed by the Valencian duo Spammerheads, formed by Ana Escudero and David Garrido. An audio-visual project forged in 2019 under the punk concept “do it yourself” in which both sound and graphic creation (videos and covers) have been developed by the duo.

Spammerheads – Espai, Temps i Matèria [HCR​-​d015]

Human Figures – After An Ordeal [POP135]

Mini-album collecting early work by Tennessee’s Human Figures. “After An Ordeal” sees HF’s Daniel Holt moving forward by looking back. These are no mere embryonic demos, these are intricate and majestic anthems of defeat from Holt.

Human Figures – After An Ordeal [POP135]