Hambourg’s electro duo Fallbeil composed by Wosto and Kluentah, is still pretty unknown despite they’ve been releasing a bunch of EP and a couple of LP on label like Mannequin, Killekill sub-label Boidae or New York Haunted and more recently on their own label Teerpappe to name a few. Macadam Mambo presents now a compilation of irresistible dark atmospheres slow electro tunes with very raw textures, complemented by few little skits to generate a brilliant album around the story of the Mockturtle.
Ombra 2021 – Day 1
Friday on the first day of the festival we took the floors of Ombra, loaded with enthusiasm and eager to dance our hearts out, after almost 2 years of not being able to attend any proper live event.Continue reading “Ombra 2021 – Day 1”
Intergalactic FM Streaming Festival 2021 Recordings (Part 2)
This is the second selection of recordings from Intergalactic FM Streaming Festival 2021, which took part at the end of May. This was is just a part of the recordings that were run continuously for more than a week.Continue reading “Intergalactic FM Streaming Festival 2021 Recordings (Part 2)”
VA – House Of Trouble [SYNT003]
For the third Syntetyk release the Warsaw crew has compiled the work of 13 modern artists, from Poland and the world, in attempt to present the variety of contemporary wave. Artists in order of appearance: Mala Herba, Exhausted Modern, Pluto Junkies, NGLY, Fade Accompli, Bianco Negativo, Radiation30376, Mchy i Porosty, Fallbeil, Dyktando, Retrograde Youth, Joshua Cordova ft. Zoya Zerkalski, Astma.
VA – The Best Of NYH [NYH191/NYH192]
New York Haunted is now 5 years old. Ignored by many, loved by as many more. NYH aims to be a home for the true underground in electronic music and releases diverse and stubborn producers that live for their music. Compiled by the NYH artists, this is part 1 of a 2 part collection that shows of the diversity and width of the label and, dare we say, the current underground in electronic music today.
Kluentah – Taubens [SIS002]
Hamburg’s Kluentah lay down 6 cut to the bone DIY tracks. One half of duo Fallbeil debuts on Sisters, in this release Kluentah brings his own brand of EBM infused techno and electro with tough & relentless drums, haunting synths and asphyxiated vocals, suitable for the end times or the club.
VA – All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace [PSR003]
Public System presents a monster collection of the grubbiest, punked out lo fi deviant electronics from the true underground. Some names are more familiar, such as the excellent Templeyard Studios with the uneasy clatter of ”Take66”, while Buttechno brings a blistering array of tones to the forefront for some truly adventurous acid abstractions. There’s a lot of lesser known delights to revel in though, from the boxy beatdown of IXVLF, the darkwave electro thrust of Kluentah and the intricate percussive science of Meze. This may be dirty dance music for wayward souls, but there are some seriously fresh ideas lurking on this ludicrously valuable package.
Kluentah – Muskelbein [PSR004]
In the latest release from Public System Recordings, Kluentah (one half of Fallbeil) delivers a chalky electro smash with elongated snares and eerie chords passing from one end of the brain to the other, and to the floor. There is smooth vocal play as well as allowing for incoherent out of context speech samples that stab through minimal jumpy drum work. As diabolical and heavy as the hits and bass is, this enters the swath of dance floor records with a distinct flavor that sets itself above others’ execution. Full of sludgy breaks, there is a constant reduction even as sounds and samples are introduced, they enter the roving mulch in a stylish slide.
Fallbeil – Macht Macht Zement [BOIDAE003]
‘Macht Macht Zement’—what does it mean? 80s drums, synths and vocals, almost without context. Fallbeil, two soon-to-be men (aka boys), finish tracks at the rate of butchers kneading meatballs. Due to laziness and a lack of technique, everything gets recorded on one track and immediately thrown into the frier. Nothing is planned. First up, school detention followed by rough LoFi rap. The album contains a wide variety of themes; from mailmen to warthogs, from latecomers to sensible conversation, every track is created out of spontaneity. Two very short tracks on this album date back to 1999, when the boys performed as ‘Funky Granatos’ in the local youth centers. Sadly, their performances weren’t successful. Nobody wanted to listen to them and almost every concert ended in mass brawls. The track ‘Postman’ comes from the duo’s side project Grand Malheur and was recorded in 2015 in Bronxfeld. More output from this project will appear on various EPs in the near future.
Fallbeil – Rolling Dutch [VV027]
Here comes the the Hamburg based duo Fallbeil with two brilliantly aggressive tracks filling each side with mutated acid face melt. With numerous scary records on Return To Disorder, New York Haunted, and Mannequin, among other labels, these maniacs have been burning a path of over carnage the last two years and this release signals they have no intention of softening up. They aren’t going limp. They can go all night in hell, hell with a lower-case H.
Fallbeil – The Healer [MNQ095]
The Hamburg based duo Fallbeil debuts on Death Of The Machines. Tune in on the incredible electro/acid razor ‘The Healer’, also available in the B side with a distorted and industrial version by Innsyter aka Fernando Seixlack. The 707-electro-driven extra B side track ‘Voice of Thunder’ is completing the pack.
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FOQL – Hopeless EP [NYH019]
Overlord of Polish techno, FOQL, drops 2 originals and 2 remixes on this tape. Slabs of heavy, doomed out techno get complimented by remixes by Tapirus (aka Charlton) and the German techno duo Fallbeil. Peak hour madness.
VA – Terminal Operations 001 [TO001]
The A-side starts with one nasty UK-influenced techno banger by Kuno which is followed by Spaceinvasion’s pure raw acid onslaught. On the flip side Fallbeil deliver another distorted acid bomb with brutal vocals and Neuspotter NS465 finishs off with some synth-driven madness.
VA – Events At The Fatal Party EP [CY002]
Contort Yourself returns with “Events at the Fatal Party” which comes over more as a description than a title, brimming with a bubbling sense of tension and fear. Hamburg duo Fallbeil kick things off in impressive style with a crunchy acid monster which twists and turns followed by two killer proto-techno cuts from legendary French industrial band Die Form from their 1985 tape Hurt. Here we find ourselves in a unsettling scenario with metallic voices scowling over clanging machines and guitar feedback in an unhinged way. The mysterious Slugbug starts the flip with “Goback”, a creeping acidic beast moving unstoppably forward as a reverberating voice ripples throughout. Any calm is then shattered by IBM a.k.a. Jamal Moss whose remix of Die Form hammers home a tough seven minutes of mangled synths, bubbling acid and thundering drums.