Schrödinger’s Box have collected three juggernauts of wave tainted electronics for the latest. Dmitry Distant teams up with Norwell for a partnership of serious intent. The pair deliver a trio of blackened tracks, opening with the ghoulish caverns of “Transient State” before the long shadows, acid stains and painful echoes of “Visionary.” The duo venture into brighter territory with the computer funk of “On A Verge of Veil”, crisp beats and bubbling melodies changing the tone. Following Beyond the War, Cute Heels returns to occupy the flip. The Colombian is immediately on it with the swirling mirrors of “Kuriyaki Horizons,” a kick drum offering solid footing in this entrancing piece. An aloof, yet alluring, disco hook takes hold for “Litua”, a low thump keeping time. The finale arrives with the clipped industrial gait of “Determinated In Order.” Marching to a military beat, this work is industrial inspired with Cute Heels keeping a close ear to the pressure release gauge.
A spectacular debut by this mystery production team by way of London and Berlin. Deep EBM influenced Electro from beyond the rim with a dash of acidic retro futurism.
Death Decay Magic Remixes Vol. 1 draws on the first three releases from the label: Black Light Smoke “Lines & Shadows”, Daniel Holt “Traveler”, and Man 2.0, Black Light Smoke “Holy Hammer”. With remixes from The Hacker, Cardopusher and others, DDM05 hits hard with EBM and electro vibes.
Umwelt is back on Midnight Shift, with another scorching 5-track EP designed to be listened in continuity. Ascending chorals, acidic swirls and horrific echoes rise above a mash of abrasive, caustic electro/breakbeat chaos with shapeshifting moods. Ambient track ‘Gate of Nothingness’ echoes and feeds back into ‘Fear On The Dark Planet’ with its arpeggiated refrain.
Celebrating one year of music From The Void Above third release consists of five cuts by the Spanish maestro Do Or Die. On the A-Side the record opens with Autoflanger, a driving techno track with trancey elements which gives no rest. A2, 25 Seconds, presents a biting electro cut where the vocals and synths take us on a apocaliptic journey. Heaven in Hell closes the A-Side with a tranquil but tense acid track where the interaction of the bassline, drums, leads and pads create an ascent into the enlightenment brought by the glimpse of this new universe. The B-Side opens up with Out Run 2020, a warped break-beat phantasmagoria where detuned synths constantly fight aganst the driving bassline. Finally, B2 gives us Overdose, a gloomy electro cut with sounds brought up from the darkest places of this new universe.
The debut release by the German underground label Panther Schallplatten, from the core artists Der Panther and Die Gestalten, is here. Deep electro that pulls the flow with acid synths and eccentric spoken words on the beats of analog drum machines.
Perill features on the debut release of Plata Morgana with some post avant-garde neo-acid micro electro tracks.
Rawax welcomes Kim Nazel, one of the founders of N.W.A. aka The Arabian Prince, starting with ”The Arabian Prince And The Sheiks – Take You Home Girl/ Innovator” from 1985, originally released on Rapsur Records. This release contains for the first time the unreleased extended version of ”Take You Home, Girl” and ”Innovative Life”, a track done together with Dr. Dre.
Orson Records kick off 2021 with the in-form, Dublin based artist Cignol. The A1 is a groove ridden electro workout, which features an unmistakable Cignol acid line. The A2 showcases the first insight into Transparent Sound’s 2021 output; a stripped back remix which retains his signature style. The B1 offers more groove ridden electro, this time featuring an unforgettable melody alongside lucious pads. The B2 features a rough and ready electro cut, with a mean acid line penetrating throughout.
Plant43’s fifth release ‘Interlinked’ is a reaction to the UK’s decision to leave the EU and how this affects the electronic music culture, which thrives on being interlinked. The B side starts with the driving urgency of ‘Ancient Voice’, future electro designed to move dance floors when they return. Closing track ‘The Silent Flock’ is a slower, more contemplative expression of discovery and hope.
Transparent Sound returns in 2021 with another well overdue reissue. Originally released on Solid Groove in 1999, Night & Day is an EP that showcases the versatility Transparent Sound offers as an artist. All while retaining the groove focused backbone which makes him a legend in the electro scene.
The third release of the Zodiak Commune Electro Acid Series is ready for landing. Serge Geyzel and Johnfaustus have some fantastic stories to tell. More space adventures are coming your way. It is time for The Return of the Space Gate.
This is the first instalment of the newborn white label series on Subject To Restrictions Discs. Zurich based DJ and producer Don Kashew delivers a dark dystopian journey that begins with the search for the last open ‘Supermarché’. It continues with the well-known lethargy of the past months translated in the track ‘Koto Nord’. At long last, we are successful and dance together to ‘Bamboo’ in united melancholy.
The year is 2021. Music is outlawed and creativity crushed. Amidst the rubble of a Derelict Dundee, the resistance has assembled. Exiled Records is born. An all out audible assault against the forces that be. A voice for the unheard. For those cast out by society. For those who stand on the other side of normal. A story of anguish, resentment and undying fight. The first wave of attack comes from LBEEZE. True to nature, bold and twisted vocals accompany his own brand of psycho electronics. You will listen when he’s talking. Kluentah provides the ammunition with an electro-fueled remix.
Izorgor’s sound reflects his burly bouncer name. Drums pound and hi-hats slash in the mean and murderous “HDF-N”, a soundtrack for car crashes and late late club sessions. “Nosferatu” comes from a similarly evil place, percussion is fed through a mincer before a fog of distortion descends to smother samples. If you’re after a respite, you’ll have to wait or feck off home. “HDF-S” wades in. Similar to his sibling in terms of rancorous rhythms, this beast drips with 303 sweat and venom with just a touch of salvation in those soaring notes. Boris Brenicki, of Ontal fame, ends with his own sepulchral take on “Nosferatu.”
6 tracks of dark sounds industrial EBM with touches of Electro by Rise Black with Roots of URRS where the project is inspired by the world war.
Madrid-based producer Corp releases his ‘Fatal Deep Space Journey EP’ on Partout. This four-tracker with it’s Electro, Breaks and Acid influences is a definitely party starter.
Partout begins a new series dedicated to various artists compilations, called Everywhere. The first release features 8 tracks from European artists: BufoBufo, Cedric Dekowski, Corp, Do Or Die, Hüebsch Originators, Le Loup, Saverio Celestri and -=UHU=-.