Spammerheads: This is definitely our most personal work to date. During the previous works we experimented to find our sound and in this work we have found it. It is a raw sound, which seeks to reproduce the sounds of the factories in the suburbs, among which we lived when we were children. The sound of the Great Machine of Industry at full capacity. The album conveys that strange energy of today’s big cities, shrouded in smog, pollution and decay.
Italo Moderni brings Modernation Vol. 4 it’s the last compilation from 4 and this time on vinyl. We finish this compilation with the best quality in production with artists like Timothy J. Fairplay, Alessandro Adriani, Chino, Chupacabras, Leroy Se Meurt, Univac and Adrian Marth. The A-side sounds like a late-80s industrial EBM cut but with a strictly new future concept inside of each track, while the b-side goes more Electro eighties weird sounds strong with metallic beats perfect for the adventurous working DJ. Everything with that futuristic touch that surrounds us today in the electronic music scene.
Flood’s new release on “Kein Rauch Ohne Feuer” provides a sinister soundtrack to Romeo’s descent into darkness. Flood makes use of a sound palette inspired by Italo Body Music including heavy drums, rough arpeggios and eery pads. Subtle, wavy vocal bits add to the structure and let both “Romeo” and “Sacrifice” grow into catchy yet functional club tracks. On the B-side, Greek producer Alpha Sect gives the title track a new spin and – while slowing down a bit – easily shakes the Capulets’ crypt with his interpretation.
Mures are Joshua Cordova and Santiago Leyba. They fit perfectly as MRT010, transporting the label from the cold, grey, drowned in concrete atmospheres of Acid Ernst to the working class heat of the American south. Electronic body music, factory music, machines intensify their rhythm as degrees rise. Hot iron is forged, sweat and black stains cover bodies, hard labor, the struggle and the hammers, tools for modern times restraint. Rare Metal and Workers have just paved the way to that bullet that is Trains of Thought.
A tale of paramount love for machines and the inextinguishable power of subjugation that lies in these button-studded boxes teeming with cabled bowels that feel so intimidating to the uninitiated, Italo Brutalo’s longed-for debut album “Heartware” is a 12-track voyage across 25 years of intense synth collecting, fiddling, composing and endless loving for audio synthesis and the art of how robots make human bodies jack. Throughout the twelve cuts that compose “Heartware”, a feeling of retro-gazing, candidly playful glee prevails.
Oliver Gibson makes his debut for Oráculo Records. Includes an impressive remix from Kontravoid.
From a Balkan basement comes an EP so filthy that we had to cover the record with a color photo. KRI records first installment oscillates between EBM and electro, ready for sweaty dancefloors and those extra long afterhours needing some “warm leatherette”. A well crafted five tracker journey is a debut collab by two veterans, Christian Kroupa and Le Chocolat Noir. Get ready for plenty of melodies, massive chords and menacing vocals spiced with an epic acid remix by the Mannequin boss Alessandro Adriani.
CAF? presents Gino Ritmo & Ricci Verace’s debut album: Night Shift (Part I). 808Hz’s Italo-sided project meets Ricci’s terrestrial and thirsty global wanderings to deliver a haze driven dance music, ranging from melo-synth-rides to harsher EBM-techno-strikes. Dark but warm at heart under the twilight.
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.
For its first release, Colombian label Disidencia Records welcomes Sarmiento with his EP “El Absurdo”. Four tracks that navigate through the realms of electro, techno, EBM and breaks. 100% synthesiser sounds blending powerful beats with brief Spanish lyrics that question some of the reality of South-American society and its politics. This and all future Disidencia releases contain not only music but also a dedicated visual piece by different street-artists and muralists.
Next M.U.S.A release by the enigmatic Spoiled Drama with remixes by L.F.T and Kris Baha.
This compilation presents for the first time various underground techno groups and projects that emerged in Lima in the mid-1980s. Projects such as Disidentes, Paisaje Electrónico, T de Cobre, Meine Katze Und Ich, El Sueño de Alí, Cuerpos del Deseo, Círculo Interior, Ensamble and Reacción were responsible for introducing styles such as techno-pop, EBM, industrial and minimal synth in Peru. Coinciding with the explosion of punk in Lima and the appearance of the so-called Rock Subterráneo [underground rock], these techno groups shared the same DIY spirit, performing in many punk concerts and even creating their own fanzines, and, above all, opening a space for other types of sonic experiences. Meine Katze Und Ich, El Sueño de Alí and Paisaje Electrónico were also the parallel projects of the members of Narcosis, the iconic punk band, one of the founders of Rock Subterráneo.
The Electro Sound of Tel Aviv lands on Italo Moderni with a new EP from E-bony, one of the great music talents based in Tel Aviv, Israel. Hot electro beats focused on dance floors with energetics percussions giving way to warmer rhythms and 100% perfect for mixing in a really good moment of the night. To close the EP we have a madness remix from PRZ, one of the best electro producers at the moment, and to finalise a really crazy remix by Adrian Marth our boss label.
The third part of our Honoris Tribute series is this time dedicated to the legendary British band Bauhaus. Pioneers of post-punk and the goth-wave despite themselves. Haunted by the tutelary shadow of David Bowie and Brian Eno, truly post-punk with a touch of glam, lovers of German expressionism and European symbolism, the sound of Bauhaus knew how to combine dub basses, and acid guitars, sepulchral voices and hypnotic rhythms. Unknown Pleasures Records releases this compilation on CD and Soil Records on vinyl. “Brief Chronicle about Bauhaus” is a book that Industrial Complexx publishes together with “Honoris III Tribute to Bauhaus”.
Up North Records presents volume 5 of Crime Violente featuring tracks by Anna Funk Damage, B1980, Beau Wanzer, E.L.I., Happy707, LBEEZE, Religius Order, Rudiment, Violet Poison and more.
Martin Steinebach active producer since 1994 with their different akas (Conscientia Peccati, Monoid, StillStand, Compest) presents his new project EM1V, with the album called “Hidden Mutation” a mix between e.b.m, electro and synthpop.