Intergalactic FM Festival 2023

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Intergalactic FM Festival 2023

Filmmaker – Code Breakers [DISI002]

Colombian producer Faunes Efe aka Filmmaker has established himself as one of the most representative members of recent years in the EBM, Synth-wave and Electro realms. Filmmaker doesn’t disappoint when putting together new energetic and yet carefully crafted dense tunes. His spectrum within sound exploration gets tastefully wider as time goes by and his latest release on our imprint is a testament to that. Code Breakers is a 5-track EP of pleasantly grungy sounds with impactful bass lines and transcendent melodies infused in between.

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Filmmaker – Code Breakers [DISI002]

2022 Best Albums

Our favorite albums from 2022 compiled in chronological order.

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2022 Best Albums

Antonio Barbetta & Filmmaker – Abductions EP [BDM]

Body Musick presents ‘Abductions’ split EP by Antonio Barbetta & Filmmaker. Frankfurt-based Antonio a.k.a Raw Ambassador, who previously released on labels like Natural Sciences & Mannequin Records, unleashes four tracks with his signature rawness and minimal synth approach that has been sounding with plenty elements that Filmmaker also resonates with. Like two brothers from different but close worlds, they finally meet in this electro junction that resembles some of the classic sounds from Detroit type beats in their own analogue vision and interpretation.

Antonio Barbetta & Filmmaker – Abductions EP [BDM]

VA – Couler Sur Le Visage Vol. I

Comme Des Larmes introduces their first various artists compilation, called “Couler Sur Le Visage Vol. I”, featuring producers making Industrial Techno, Experimental Electronics, Minimal Synth, Leftfield and Post-Punk worldwide today

VA – Couler Sur Le Visage Vol. I

Filmmaker – Fictional Portrayals LP [VEYL028]

Emerging as one of the most vital producers from South America to Europe, Filmmaker is back on Veyl with the new album, Fictional Portrayals. Recorded in his home country in Envigado, Colombia, the release delivers 8 tracks of raw, body pursuits proving yet again that he remains at the forefront of EBM, industrial, wave and beyond. While always carrying the producer’s soundtrack influenced sound, the LP kicks off with the haunting ‘All About That Pyramid’ moving next to the title track’s driving energy while then shifting to the more cerebral programming of ‘Possession’ ft. Bad Faith Actor. Things are just picking up with club decimators like ‘Splitter’ and ‘Immune to Propaganda’ while also switching moods with the more sinister ‘Orphic Eggs’ and the mesmerizing ‘Continuity’. Rounding out the release is the cold, emotional ride of ‘Far From Prospect’, leaving us with a sense of dread while simultaneously questioning just what is fact and what is fiction – something we never quite know in today’s multi-dimensional existence.

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Filmmaker – Fictional Portrayals LP [VEYL028]

Filmmaker – Motion Pictures Regime [TAR205]

‘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 of nowadays.

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Filmmaker – Motion Pictures Regime [TAR205]

VA – The Semiconscious System [ISR004]

For the labels first release of 2022, Idlestates have curated a blend of no-nonsense EBM with grittier industrial electronics. The 13 track VA compilation welcomes a host of new artists to the label whilst continuing to showcase returning favourites such as Meshes, Magnum Opus, and MVQX. The album titled ‘The Semiconscious System’, arrives with several dancefloor ready anthems whilst allowing a meltdown through intervals of raw industrial sludge. The limited-edition cassette features; Gewalt, Autumns, Filmmaker, Disociacion, L/F/D/M, MVQX and Kirsten on side A. Whilst side B contains tracks from; Prophan, The Undertaker’s Tapes, Termination_800, Alpha Sect, Magnum Opus/Ravetop and Meshes.

VA – The Semiconscious System [ISR004]

2021 Top 3 – Readers List

The end of the year is always a good time to step back an reflect and for me is also a time to take a look at what our readers enjoyed the most on hipodrome. This is a summary of the top 3 albums, compilations and recordings that our readers liked the most this year. I’m really proud with our visitors and you can see they have a good taste in music.

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2021 Top 3 – Readers List

Alpha Sect – Dark Rituals [SOIL016]

Hailing from Thessaloniki, Greece, Alpha Sect is a project of George McCall, which is focused breaking electro patterns and pumping body music with serious punk influences. Soil Records presents his new release “Dark Rituals” featuring 4 original tracks and remixes by Trenton Chase, Filmmaker, Sydney Valette, Opioid Slot Machine, R Gamble and Ne Re A.

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Alpha Sect – Dark Rituals [SOIL016]

Filmmaker – Vlad Tapes [BDMS001]

First blood on Body Musick is propitiated by Filmmaker with his longest release to the date. Vlad Tapes is a four-sided impaling sound collage full of new and old explorations, all mixed on a trippy yet muddy way.  This raw jams will guide the vibe’s idea for the next sonic manifestos on the Body Musick discography.

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Filmmaker – Vlad Tapes [BDMS001]

VA – MRG010 [MRG010]

Marguerite Records announced its first release scheduled for 2021: ‘MRG010’, a Various Artist compilation celebrating the label’s tenth output. A side opens up with ‘My unknown friend’ by the charming Diana Berti, a blue starry-eyed minimal synth jam, followed up by Mayo’s slo-mo acid affair ‘SloMos’. A3 is ‘Miss your stupid face’, a crunchy, metallic downbeat cut by SYNTETYK boss Dzuma, and what a better way to follow such delight than a snake charming rollercoaster by Exhausted Modern? Closing up the first side is ‘Same shit fail (shame)’, a mesmerizing slow tempo deep track by Lyon’s Big Science head honcho Warzou. Flip side is unwrapped by ‘Weaklink’ a Lliasons Dangerousesque floorfiller from Lost Soul Enterprises boss R Gamble, while ‘Alpha’ on B2 marks the return of Bianco Negativo on their label with a dreamy minimal synth // ambient techno hybrid. Sitting on B3 is the high tension cinematic EBM roller ‘Duty-bound majority’ by Colombian artist Filmmaker; B4 switches the vibe and turns full speed with a mutant electro excursion by LIES affiliated Chupacabras. Madmoizel’s ‘Culture 19’, a powerful yet playful raw post punk gem, brings the compilation to its final chapter.

VA – MRG010 [MRG010]