The label’s first release is a carefully curated V.A. comprised of six original tracks that illustrate and radiate the curated sound, vision and atmosphere of Phases Records. The V.A. combines genre-bending music from six different artists, exploring the broad sonic landscape of electro-industrial dance music, pushing boundaries in sound, without breaching the sanctity of the dance floor. The V.A. features tracks by New York techno legend and owner of Sonic Groove records Adam X, Mannequin records boss Alessandro Adriani, Maedon (Sonic Groove), 3.14 (Pi Electronics, Modal Analysis), E-bony (PAG TLV) and Chloe Lula (Aufnahme + Wiedergabe).
Israel Padilla is back to his own label Banshees Records with “Control De Vidrios”, a darkness-embedded eight-track release featuring six originals and two remixes by Skelesys & Larionov. Expect a nervy combination of Electro, EBM, Industrial, Cold Wave, Electronica and Techno.
“Krishna Goineau is well known for his starring role in ‘Los Niños del Parque’ with Liaisons Dangereuses and in other projects such as Velodrome and Xeroox. Through one of his friends we have been lucky enough to receive a hard disk on which there are a variety of unreleased tracks by Krishna Goineau with MCL (Micro Cheap League) recorded in the year 85-86. Krishna lived in Barcelona at that time and was involved in different groups while traveling through Germany and Belgium to create new projects. After dissolving Liaisons Dangereuses in 1983 Krishna started a new project with MCL where you can identify the essence and influences that he had at that time, touches of EBM and metal synthesizers with vocals in Spanish as in the track ” No Information”. These tracks are preserved in excellent quality in which Alden Tyrell has done the mastering on vinyl and digital. Having something like this is like finding a treasure in the middle of a secret island. To finalize the release we have edits from Silent Servant, Curses, Esprit Divers. Deckard & Lucient.”
Naamal M’bae aka Nam’s is next on Lux Rec, namely, number 49. The young musician is all dark and desperation, fast, angry and on point. Song titles are quite explicative of the mood one will swirl into. A 7” with an extremely fresh take on all the things we like. Bitter frustration. Spiralling down into chaos.
Following up on last year’s first EP by Chris Mitchell, Feral Colony continues to bring grimey cuts. 5 tracks of gutter realness for adventurous DJs only.
Diseñar y destruir [Design and Destroy] is the second album by Varsovia, an electronic punk project created in Lima at the beginning of 2012 by Dante Gonzales (synthesizers), Fernando Pinzás (synthesizers) and Sheri Corleone (guitar, vocals). Unlike their celebrated debut album Recursos inhumanos [Inhuman Resources] (2014), this new production reflects a greater influence of styles such as industrial music and EBM, but maintaining the sound of analog synthesizers as a principle. The lyrics follow a concept based on the period of violence that Peru experienced in the 1980s, with samples of General Juan Velasco Alvarado and songs that refer to situations such as blackouts, bombings of terrorist groups, and the uncertainty of living in the midst of the armed conflict in a city lost in chaos.
Ofelia Ortodoxa is an electronic music project inspired partly in her family history and on the other hand as a criticism of the imaginary of the people of Medellin in the 80s and 90s in which society refused to accept the new trends of art. This is the project’s second release on Soil Records.
Eye For An Eye explores non conformist electronic music that strives to push the boundaries of genres and practices. Here is a split 7″ featuring Privacy and Cardinal & Nun.
The self named LP marked the fifth album and end of the first incarnation of Bourbonese Qualk. Julian Gilbert left the group after ‘The Spike'(1986) to concentrate on writing and theatre, leaving Steven Tanza and Simon Crab who parted ways after touring in Europe in early 1986 and recording this album. Steven Tanza went on to found the group ‘The State’ and while Crab continued as Bourbonese Qualk (with the new line-up of Miles Miles,Crab and Owen If), dissolved the Recloose Organisation label and founded ‘New International’ as the outlet for future Bourbonese Qualk and Recloose Org releases.
Bourbonese Qualk’s third album “The Spike” was recorded during the period 1984-1985 and published by the Berlin based Dossier/Atonal label while Bourbonese Qualk were involved in organizing the Berlin Atonal festival. Parts of Side 2 of the album is a recording of pieces made for a dance and film performance at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London in 1985.
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
PHXS24 is coming from Irish producer Erik Eviston. The release named Sickness is a mix of raw contemporary uncoversional industrial, EBM and Chicago acid house unleashing blasts of noise, expressing the sound beyond merely jacking your body.
E.L.I. lands on MRT shores and pollutes them with all sort of filth. The label second last instalment takes us to Britain and it is one of the most aggressive so far. The distorted screams, the ultra darkness, the violent atmosphere it creates is tinted in black and white by the stroboscopic lights of underground clubs. A perfect mixture of relentless basslines and straightforward rhythmic patterns for the dancers with no cause, with no hope for tomorrow. Places made famous by death and disaster.
All tracks originally released by Impuls Records. Sigbefia Five is Frank Ahdafi, Carsten Barteczko and Sascha Bläser. Formal Defect is Carsten Barteczko and Sascha Bläser. Remastered for vinyl by Daniel Hallhuber at Young and Cold Studios.
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.