This two sided split record between Roberto Auser and Melting Dogmas is a showcase of two sides of contemporary electro. On one side there is the music of electro veteran Roberto Auser who’s two tracks deliver something new to his repertoire. Less beat driven but still very rhythmic. On the flip there’s Melting Dogmas (4Cantons together with Numeric) with IDM driven electro and techno elements, all there in a perfect mix.
”Principi d’incertesa” is the debut by 4Cantons, a Berlin based musician from Barcelona. The EP is filled with dark elektro tracks, spiced up with touches of techno, EBM and acid, making them perfect for some body work on the dance floor.
The mixed background of this duo from Paris in electronic music and in punk-rock shapes the distinctive sound of Leroy Se Meurt. You can call it synth-punk, elektropunk, or simply post-punk for that matter.
Both Unhuman and Roberto Auser should be names that ring a bell… Unhuman crafted two tracks which pay tribute to old school EBM, perfect for the dance floor early in the morning, while Roberto Auser came up with two harsh pounding tracks with dark beats and industrial sounds and a true rave spirit.
Sturqen is a highly overlooked techno duo from Portugal. They have been releasing their own style of techno for 10 years. This new EP showcases their style of dark beats… from EBM orientated to pounding industrial to flirts with electro all of this in a very much dance floor minded style.
Neugeborene Nachtmusik returns to Enfant Terible with his second full-length album. You get served six long tracks of post-industrial mixed with post-techno. All trance indulging, all hypnotic and all based on dark beats.
Simply a hard-hitting and smashing debut EP. Leroy Se Meurt from France is a duo with a background in electronics and in punk music, which is very evident in their sound. Old school EBM, fused with fierce elektro with true punk attitude and energy that is always there.
It has been quite some time since Sololust released something but he returns with fresh energy and a sound both familiar and with a new twist. His music has become less synth pop and more dance floor minded. Acid and elektro is the drill here, with some touches of techno. This five track EP features some crazy stuff which at times is reminiscent of Börft output.
TWINS (That Which Is Not Said) returns to Enfant Terrible. On the A-side you will find a synthpop / minimal elektro / cold wave tune with a metal beat reminiscent of John Foxx. The B-side features a harsh elektro piece. It is tense and uptight, could also have been fitting for a Gooiland Elektro release and should be a future dj favorite for sure.
Garçon Taupe has been around for quite some time but released only a few tracks. This 4 track EP is all about acid.
Savage Grounds released their first three records with Lux Rec, of which one of the members from this Swiss duo is the label boss. This new EP is the first release coming out elsewhere. Savage Grounds have created a sound of their own, a sort of post-techno which combines elements of techno, elektro, EBM, acid and industrial, but these tracks will for sure also appeal to lovers of analogue synth music. The whole EP sounds like it has been recorded in an one take synth jam, raw and fierce synth sounds for the body and soul.
Ian Martin should be no stranger to people who are into electro and trippy electronics. With releases on Bunker, Panzerkreuz and Strange Life his reputation is quite settled. For Gooiland Elektro he came up with four tracks filled with dark beats. From pounding to spacey, elektro and EBM influenced with industrial tendencies.
TWINS is Matt Weiner who is also known for his Featureless Ghost project and of course as the head of the DKA Records label. His project TWINS is not limited to one specific style but the dominant characteristic is the synth driven sound… other influences in the mix are various styles of dance music and a healthy dose of arty post-punk. This new mini album “Rather Not” is the perfect blending of all of this, due to this it is on the one hand a classic minimal elektro record but at the same time a rather modern piece of electronic music, catchy tunes and surprising twists go hand in hand and make up for an authentic and original record.
Roberto Auser is known for his wide range of sounds and releases on Viewlexx and his own Ausland label. Next to that he is part of Kaval (Vrystaete). Even though his releases until now go from italo disco inspired electro to exotica and dark jazz influenced electronics his production is always rather smooth. For Enfant Terrible he shows his raw and dirty side. “Faceless Future” is an old school minimal elektro record done with analogue synths with a real industrial and post-punk attitude.
Here is a new member to the Enfant Terrible family: Utroid. Behind this project goes the producer who was once known as Funxiun and BS-1. The biggest difference between Utroid and the former projects is that the music is less hectic as before. With Utroid the music moves into a more minimal direction while keeping the raw beats and rough vibe.
With Noblesse Oblige you find yourself among the aristocracy of the mind and body. A gathering of artists with a different heartbeat and mindset. Fitting the Gooiland Elektro spirit as they operate far away from contemporary music standards. In this case this means sweaty EBM, dark techno and industrial acid.
Neugeborene Nachtmusik has come up with two rather weird pieces. Dancefloor friendly, playful and bold. Call it Dada pop or anti-pop music or whatever.
After years of silence, the ”Petit Enfant” series which focuses on all things synth pop is back. Europ Europ never sounded so rhythmic before, but their typical (post)-industrial style is also there of course, resulting in two tracks of weird post-industrial disco.
FFFC (Florence Foster Fan Club) are no strangers in our world of electronic music. Besides releases on their own the musicians behind this project are involved in numerous other projects like Sumerian Fleet, Zarkoff and Le Chocolat Noir. Recently they started operating out of an abandoned factory situated behind the (former) iron curtain. At this place they have collected all their synthesizers and started jamming. This 12” EP is a selection from recordings from these sessions.
Hailing from Holland, Monocorpse serves dark electronix/techno. Extremely minimal, raw and primitive in sound and the tracks are ritual and occult in orientation and mood. Think of the previous Gooiland Elektro releases by Drvg Cvltvre and Ekman but stripped down to the essence and pitch black.