Ofelia Ortodoxa – Ultra Culto [SOTA063]

Ofelia Ortodoxa is an electronic music project inspired partly in her family history and on the other hand as a criticism of the imaginary of the people of Medellin in the 80s and 90s in which society refused to accept the new trends of art. This is the project’s second release on Soil Records.

Ofelia Ortodoxa – Ultra Culto [SOTA063]

VA – Couler Sur Le Visage Vol. I

Comme Des Larmes introduces their first various artists compilation, called “Couler Sur Le Visage Vol. I”, featuring producers making Industrial Techno, Experimental Electronics, Minimal Synth, Leftfield and Post-Punk worldwide today

VA – Couler Sur Le Visage Vol. I

Mule Driver – Muladona

Mule Driver is a Tel Aviv based producer, sound artist, musician and DJ, Founder and Owner of Confused Machines label, bass player in the renounced industrial-punk band Mujahideen, and half of the library music duo Group Modular. Mule Driver’s music is a dark tribute to the sound of classic analogue machines and acid-house aesthetics, wrapped up in a unique live delivery.

“I’ve recently recorded a new project called Muladona, named after a book by the same name, about a cursed woman who turned into the devil’s mule. I started recording at the peak of the COVID pandemic here in israel, and wanted to convey the tense atmosphere of the book and of the times. In this project I’ve worked with less gear, and focused more on textures, to create an eerie, haunted and somewhat distorted sound. Every night, the Muladona, a doomed soul transformed into the Devil’s mule, visits Verge and forces him to listen to a horrific tale. Each night, as Verge huddles under his bed sheets, the monster’s supernatural tales tear his soul apart.”

Mule Driver – Muladona

FLML – Wired Cruel Run [ALV009]

The machines maniacs Bologna based duo FLML returns to Alley Version with “Wired Cruel Run”, a totally DIY 6-tracker EP of technoid experiments, drony patterns, wachy funks, inspired by the obscure side of Chicago jack-beats, early Industrial music, J.G. Ballard’s novels, low-budget VHS era horror movies.
All tracks are recorded analogically live on reel to reel.

FLML – Wired Cruel Run [ALV009]

Interstellar Funk – Live at Muziekgebouw [AD018]

Artificial Dance founder Interstellar Funk releases Live At The Rest Is Noise – Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ. Limited to 150 cassettes, the recording documents Interstellar Funk’s performance at Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw concert hall in October 2021. The 45-minute set ebbs and pulses, leaving behind Interstellar Funk’s penchant for hardwearing club sounds in favour of melody and texture. Some passages mirror elements from the studio album Into The Echo (Dekmantel, 2022), but the live setting allows Interstellar Funk to expand and explore richly detailed sonic spaces that highlight his skills as a composer-performer.

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Interstellar Funk – Live at Muziekgebouw [AD018]

Levon Vincent – Silent Cities [NS46]

Levon Vincent returns with his fourth full-length studio album “Silent Cities” a striking departure from his previous records. This, his first release experimenting with the cassette format, Silent Cities is a kind of mixtape through more private moods and personal pitches (literally given Levon’s non-standard tunings). While Levon has always produced dance floor jams with the intention of raising people’s heart rates, Silent Cities began with 72 bpm: his average resting heart rate, and the concept of tuning the music he was making to his own body rather than increasing anything. This brought the tempos down to 72 bpm or even half of that, at 36bpm. Programming the record during the empty cityscape of Berlin lockdowns, this is the first time Levon’s created an album for the home stereo or for headphone listening whilst navigating through a city. A mixtape specialist in his youth; he was always wanted to play with the cassette format. The results are sure to delight any listener, with the ever-present ambient, krautrock, shoegaze, hip-hop and electro influences coming to the foreground on this work.

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Levon Vincent – Silent Cities [NS46]

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]