Bourbonese Qualk – Bourbonese Qualk LP [MNQ115]

The self named LP marked the fifth album and end of the first incarnation of Bourbonese Qualk. Julian Gilbert left the group after ‘The Spike'(1986) to concentrate on writing and theatre, leaving Steven Tanza and Simon Crab who parted ways after touring in Europe in early 1986 and recording this album. Steven Tanza went on to found the group ‘The State’ and while Crab continued as Bourbonese Qualk (with the new line-up of Miles Miles,Crab and Owen If), dissolved the Recloose Organisation label and founded ‘New International’ as the outlet for future Bourbonese Qualk and Recloose Org releases.

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Bourbonese Qualk – Bourbonese Qualk LP [MNQ115]

Bourbonese Qualk – The Spike LP [MNQ114]

Bourbonese Qualk’s third album “The Spike” was recorded during the period 1984-1985 and published by the Berlin based Dossier/Atonal label while Bourbonese Qualk were involved in organizing the Berlin Atonal festival. Parts of Side 2 of the album is a recording of pieces made for a dance and film performance at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London in 1985.

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Bourbonese Qualk – The Spike LP [MNQ114]

Sigbefia Five / Formal Defect – Behind Impuls Records [OR106]

All tracks originally released by Impuls Records. Sigbefia Five is Frank Ahdafi, Carsten Barteczko and Sascha Bläser. Formal Defect is Carsten Barteczko and Sascha Bläser. Remastered for vinyl by Daniel Hallhuber at Young and Cold Studios.

Sigbefia Five / Formal Defect – Behind Impuls Records [OR106]

More Ephemerol – Fertile Energy [OR107]

More Ephemerol L is C. Fjerstad & Tamara Sky. Mixed and produced by Matia Simovich at Infinite Power Studios (Los Angeles) except “Ex-Raver” mixed by Eric Ulvog. Mastered by Josh Bonati except “Ex-Raver” mastered by Michael Keene. Re-mastered for vinyl by Daniel Hallhuber at Young and Cold Studios.

More Ephemerol – Fertile Energy [OR107]

Fiasko Leitmotiv – Humblekids LP [CBR017]

“Humblekids” is the first studio album by Fiasko Leitmotiv. This work is a journey in multiple dimensions of music and narrative, and even if its deep roots are certainly electronic, the listener will land in different atmospheres, different genres mixed together in new keys, with new meanings, all in a post punk environment. from a narrative point of view, “Humblekids” presents two main styles, one metaphisical and one surrealistic, and somehow the second seems to carry the first one in a mix of tragedy and irony. “Hanako” and “Balls” , the two singles from the album, underline the presence of theese two different but coexisting approaches, tied together in a necessarily sense, like darkness and light , day and night.

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Fiasko Leitmotiv – Humblekids LP [CBR017]

Geier Aus Stahl – Strapazen Und Genesung [KH043]

Geier aus Stahl is one of the many artistic guises of Leonard Prochazka. No superfluous elements take away from the core experience of his sound. Somewhere a statement from David Byrne crossed our path, able to highlight something of the essence of Leonard’s art: “No matter how alienated the subject or the singer might appear, the groove and its connection to the body would provide solace and grounding. But the edgy, uncomfortable stuff was still on the foreground”. The debut album ‘Strapazen und Genesung’ takes us to an exciting world that twists, squeaks and creaks, yet is grounded by an unmistakable groove.

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Geier Aus Stahl – Strapazen Und Genesung [KH043]

A Split Second – Flesh [DR013]

Official 2022 Reissue. A Split Second’s cult coldwave EP Flesh was dropped back in 1986 on Antler Records. The band of Marc Heyndrickx, and Peter Bonne (aka Chrismar Chayell) only formed a year earlier but his debut single made a huge impact and has become a real classic of the EBM and wave world ever since. Numerous albums followed well into the 90s but rarely did the pair ever top this – the jerking rhythms, ravey electronics and retro-future chords all resonating as much with audiences now as they did back then.

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A Split Second – Flesh [DR013]

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]

Filmmaker – Motion Pictures Regime

‘Motion Pictures Regime’ is based on the influence of media consumption in relationships culture, where the image’s dictatorship and plastic personalities prevail over real feelings and worthy values. A soundtrack for the lovers and the broken hearted ov nowadays.

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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]

DAS DAS – Leben in Bildschirmen [DR-034]

DAS DAS is a synth-punk duo from Berlin composed by Cosey Mueller (voice & Guitar) and Jo Schwund (synth & programming). “Leben in Bildschirmen” their second album, was release in April on Phantom Records and now it gets a release also on Detriti Records.

DAS DAS – Leben in Bildschirmen [DR-034]

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]

Fontaine SMC – I Was A Soldier EP [RWCLTR019]

FONTAINE SMC - I Was A Soldier EP

A roundup of positive nostalgia from Fontaine SMC: two French artists and friends who share the same vision of electronic music. They have several project under other names, often axed on IDM/electro, but this time the joined the forces for a synthwave and punk flavor project. I was a soldier EP is a social criticism/journey into human fears and hard relationships, synthetized into an 80s look, dusty and raw sounding. A mix of punk dementia and the most intense dance music, the one that takes the joints and makes you move them well.

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Fontaine SMC – I Was A Soldier EP [RWCLTR019]

LDY OSC – Electric​-​Earthy​-​Esoteric EP [SOF07]

Squirrels On Film shares “Electric-Earthy-Esoteric” a haunted song cycle of kosmiche dark-wave/cold-rave sonic incantation from, Mexican born, Texas raised musician & DJ who currently resides in Vienna, Alyssa Auvinen Barrera aka LDY OSC. She uses synthesis, rhythm & voice to conjure layered compositions that draw from post-punk, techno, dub & underground synth-wave.

LDY OSC – Electric​-​Earthy​-​Esoteric EP [SOF07]

HERE-X – You’re Coming Home LP [OR92]

HERE X - You're Coming Home

The debut album of the Greek one-man project HERE-X contains everything we could expect from a leading modern post-punk act. Cold wave ambiances fulfilled with sumptuous guitar riffs and beautiful synth lines surrounded by exuberant vocals.

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HERE-X – You’re Coming Home LP [OR92]

Stacian – Fractal ID [CLEAR007]

STACIAN - Fractal ID

A project based variously in the Midwest, the Bay Area, and currently Nashville, Stacian is a longtime vehicle for dance floor alchemist, electronic artist, and producer Dania Luck, who delivers for Chicago’s CLEAR a collection that synthesizes a wide breadth of influences; from varying strains of minimal wave, to the darker baroque flourishes of German new-wave and post-industrial— all while scavenging the displaced futurism of early analog electronic music. From the glam-spattered invocation of “Dance With Me” to the frenzied snare-hits of “Read Me”, to the post-industrial stomp of “We Are War”; “Fractal ID” unfolds like a map of hypnagogic states. By the time we reach “The Well” and “Idea of Home” a trapdoor in the dance floor has opened to an otherworldly abyss, where pulsating analog beats materialize, and glimmering arpeggiations illuminate the icy well of our shared technological isolation. Stacian’s “Fractal ID” is a propulsive and perilous journey to the depths, of dynamic rhythmic modulations and expansive sonic textures; a lone ray of light that bounces and refracts along the cavernous sub-levels of the club floor.

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Stacian – Fractal ID [CLEAR007]