VA – Sons of Traders 002 [SOT002]

Sons of Traders 002 is an 8 tracks compilation Ep of loosely knit artists that surround the duo Sons of Traders (Mike Tansella Jr. and TANS). Leading the EP, the title track “Rotten to the Core” is a slow stomper with a forceful vocal sample and some various squelches. LA’s Kosmik picks up the tempo with “Murmurs” which features a hypnotic synth loop over a 4/4 beat. On “Chomping at the Bit” C.L.A.W.S. and Tyrell trade off between claps, hi hats and short delays underneath a sinister synth tone. To close the A side of the record is Future Blondes out of Texas with “2020 ultra visions”, a cut that can only be described as a sinister barrage of slamming drums and tones. The B side launches with “The Other Side of Town” by The White Lines, a dark electro workout with vocal samples, dark synths and growling bassline. Frigio label boss Juan Pablo brings us an intricate drum pattern with layers of synths on “Night Drive in Beijing”. “Self Feral” by Chris Mitchell is something with a hip hop swing, heavy drums, various feedback and vocals. Closing the EP is Dragée, a new artist from Haifa, Israel. “Them” features a hard snare that holds together the demented vocals, claps and bassline that develop throughout the track.

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VA – Sons of Traders 002 [SOT002]

VA – Cold Readings [BT54]

 

The 10th compilation on the label, Cold Readings, brings together an array of international producers. Greek sound designer Pera Sta Ori returns to the label with the trippy Passive Concealment, followed up by Foreign Sequence bringing his own brand of shiny electro.
Omnidisc regular Shokh closes the A side with the head-down-take-me-back-to-the-rave Torotam. Opening the flipside, Weith returns with the breaks excursion Cognitive Dissonance and Scarlit Port wraps up the EP with the jungle-fuelled Layla’s Acid.

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VA – Cold Readings [BT54]

Arnaud Rebotini – Shiny Black Leather [MNQ144]

REBOTINI, Arnaud - Shiny Black Leather

Mannequin Records presents a new killer release from the legendary French producer Arnaud Rebotini. Whether as one half of Black Strobe or in his own material or just busy receiving a César prize 2018 for best film music, Arnaud Rebotini devotes his career to mindblowing electronic productions. Passionate about analog synthesizers, and with a strong taste for electronic music of a dark and brutal hue, the new EP ‘Shiny Black Leather’ pushes to the limit his EBM-influenced electro-goth side, making the most doomy goth clubber happy.

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Arnaud Rebotini – Shiny Black Leather [MNQ144]

Frontmaschine – Wrong Fate EP [OR82]

FRONTMASCHINE - Wrong Fate

Frontmaschine is a french band created by Hérve and Louis. The alchemy of a father/son duo who experience with the ambiance, the sounds and the samples. Front 242 and D.A.F are their main influences. The music offered fluctuates from industrial to old school, and from German to English vocals. Dark sounds (sounds of the 80s), rhythmed by rustic sequences, electronic drum sounds and samples such as machines, radio communication or metals.

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Frontmaschine – Wrong Fate EP [OR82]

Manisdron – S/T [LIES163]

MANISDRON - LFAD

Manisdron, side project of GOAT (JP) drummer, Takafumi Okada debuts on L.I.E.S. with a four track EP of frenzied live electrified drum/blast synth rip not techno beat experiments. A powerful force both live and in the studio – this is no nonsense gear that truly gets your heart pumping.

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Manisdron – S/T [LIES163]

VA – Murder 02 [MURDER002]

FRACTIONS & ZANIAS/ALESSANDRO ADRIANI/YEARS OF DENIAL/BODY BEAT RITUAL/VULKANSKI/PURITAN - Murder 02

Tbilisian record label, Murder Records, is back with 6 tracker various artist compilation, including exclusive tracks from Fractions & Zanias, Alessandro Adriani, Years of Denial, Body Beat Ritual. Vulkanski and Puritan.

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VA – Murder 02 [MURDER002]

Visitor – Technofossil [BR001]

VISITOR - Technofossil

Visitor, founded in 2017 is a two piece Canadian act comprised of Veronica Stefanuik and Philip Traikovski that seamlessly combines the best elements of old school EBM with new beat. The result is something out of time yet uniquely modern. Dark frantic beats and bass lines, Visitor will take over your body.

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Visitor – Technofossil [BR001]

Sons Of Traders – Crollo Nervoso LP [BLF1C007]

“Crollo Nervoso” (Nervous Breakdown) is a collection of tracks recorded in Berlin Schönlein Strasse between 2018 and 2020 by Italian super-duo (and cousins) TANS & Mike Tansella Jr. as Sons Of Traders. This is their 2nd full album, with over 80 minutes of sonic mayhem from SOT mostly inspired by Genesis P. Orridge, 242, A.S.F., Esplendor Geometrico etc. in the Italian 80’s wave tradition. Additionally there are over 24 minutes of remixes by the likes of Chris Mitchell, Chupacabras, Elena Sizova, Jaundice, and Memory Clap Acid.

 

Sons Of Traders – Crollo Nervoso LP [BLF1C007]

Rudiment – L​.​I​.​N​.​E​.​S [PHXS012]

PHXS012 release is coming from Rudiment based in St Petrsburg, Russia. This is the 3rd solo release of the artist called L.I.N.E.S. 6 extraordinary tracks ready to touch your psychosynthesis holding them each in symmetrical regard of 80/90’s synth-pop EBM and Electro.

Rudiment – L​.​I​.​N​.​E​.​S [PHXS012]

Soft Crash – Spritzkrieg [BITE016.5]

SOFT CRASH - Spritzkrieg

Soft Crash is the new music collaboration formed by Hayden Payne, aka Berghain resident Phase Fatale and Pablo Bozzi of Imperial Black Unit. Attempting to throw off the dark and authoritative stereotypes of the current music scene they helped foster, Payne and Bozzi look to their core influences of synthwave, disco, and early techno to carve a new path as italo body music pioneers. Soft Crash brings melody back into the fold, creating intelligent, melancholic hooks combined with sensual, pulsating rhythm. It can convey the artists’ emotions in a picturesque way that just words themselves cannot. Music that would fit perfectly in the largest concrete techno halls as well as the sleaziest lab disco nights.

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Soft Crash – Spritzkrieg [BITE016.5]