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Caroil – Vega [JUNE19]
June Records presents the debut release of Lithuanian artist Caroil who has been active in the local scene with his involvement with DOS Club and STRCAMP. Recorded between 2015 and 2018 in Vilnius, Lithuania using hardware digital and analog synthesizers. Sound sources include: Boss DR-660, Formanta Polivoks, Kawai SX-210, Kawai K1, KORG MS-20, KORG KR-55B, Roland SH-101, Roland JX3P, SIEL Cruise, YAMAHA TG-33.
20 Albums from 2019
Yesterday we presented the preferences of our readers from last year, now this is a list of 20 albums from 2019 that made an impression on us.
We have three pure electro albums from E.R.P., Jeremiah R. and Plant43 and the new electro-synthy album of veteran David Carretta, his first solo album for ten years. On the darker side of the synth palette we have two EBM/synth-pop albums from Boy Harsher and Years Of Denial, the debut album of Kris Baha, the third album of Greek producer June, a new one from Jason Letkiewicz aka Steve Summers under his new moniker Opposing Currents and two more industrial albums from Autumns and Colombian Filmmaker.
On the other had we have two acid gems from DimDJ and Paranoid London, the first ever Gladio album, the second album from Mannequin boss Alessandro Adriani and an experimental/ambient album from veteran Function on Tresor.
So, here it is compiled in chronological order.
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DimDJ – Recurring Patterns [JUNE15]
DimDJ returns on June Records with the long player Recurring Patterns after his first appearance on the label in 2015. This time he expands his classic acid house sound with slower, mystifying tracks that were recorded between 2015 and 2018 in Thessaloniki, Greece.
VA – Vital Impetus [JUNE14]
June Records latest compilation welcomes new artists on the label, the Australian newcomer Lbeeze, Raum-Zeit (Toni Quiroga & Eindkrak), Mannequin Records’ boss Alessandro Adriani, Morah (Phormix), Penelope’s Fiance and Outermost & Venus Volcanism.
VA – Trap Configurations [JUNE13]
June Records presents a new compilation with live electronics, featuring music from Svengalisghost, Manie Sans Délire, newcomer Bruce Roach, Trenton Chase, RR Hearse + Furnace Miskin and Zodiac Free Arts Club.
Trenton Chase – Deadlock [JUNE012]
Trenton Chase returns on June Records with a bold solo LP marking his departure from the sound of his previous releases on the imprint. For his first album attempt, Trenton embarks on the search for everything and manages to encapsulate the whole essence of the June Records ethos within 43 minutes of music. Although initially not planned as an album, Deadlock was conceived organically as it only took a few months for its completion during the artist’s most abundant 2017 studio spring sessions. This body of work transcends formulaic attempts to showcase a very refreshing and uncompromising take on synth music. Chase followed a crude approach to songwriting, rehearsing and improvising live until the best take would eventually become the final track.
Manie Sans Delire – Untitled [JUNE011]
The return of Manie Sans Delire with seven new tracks on a double vinyl edition (12inch & 7inch) recorded in studio between June 2015 and July 2016. Manie Sans Delire is the project of June and Trenton Chase focusing on electronics, played and recorded live.
RR Hearse – Call of Oedipus [JUNE010]
June Records presents RR Hearse – Call of Oedipus. Completed between 1981 and 2013, Call of Oedipus is a collection of solo works and collaborations of RR Hearse with S/M, A.Rib and Mr. Cricket. The tracks were recorded live at concerts on Greek University campuses, squats, in studio as well as in RR Hearse’s bedroom. This mini LP is a never released before document of the Greek underground music scene, transferred from cassettes and reel-to-reels’s from RR Hearse’s personal archive.
VA – Concept 1210 [JUNE009]
June Records presents Concept 1210, a collaborative project between We Are Monsters, Ratlife Records, Nation and June Records. Represented respectively by All The Wild Eyes (Solar), Credit 00, Naughty Wood, Traxx, The Pedestrian, Villan X, Trenton Chase and June. Concept 1210 is a contemporary take on DIY electronics, made with the original rhythm machines, synthesizers and sequencers that became available between the period of late 1970s to mid 1980s.
Manie Sans Delire – Manie Sans Delire [JUNE008]
Manie Sans Delire is the debut EP of the new collaborative DIY electronics project of June and Trenton Chase. Five tracks written and recorded live in studio sessions that took place from January to June of 2015 in London and Berlin.
DimDJ – Guilty Pleasure [JUNE007]
June Records presents Guilty Pleasure mini LP by DimDj. DimDJ is a recording artist from Thessaloniki, Greece and a veteran DJ in the Greek underground scene. He is also a member of the groups Anopolis and Audio Atlas. Live acid house recordings by this Greek producer with on the A side while on the B side the atmosphere is more cosmic.
Trenton Chase – The Manor Conspiracy EP [JUNE006]
For June Records’ sixth release, the Vampire of Sacramento returns with a live jammin’, four track techno EP, filthy and as raw as anything previously consumed by the monster. A sequel to Trenton Chase’s full blown manic episode taking place inside the Manor asylum.
June – The Human Target [JUNE005]
June presents The Human Target EP. Industrial house & electro tracks on the A and the B side.
Trenton Chase – The Vampire Of Sacramento EP [JUNE004]
For its fourth release June Records presents London based Trenton Chase’s debut E.P. The Vampire Of Sacramento ep consists of furious acid warehouse tracks, which were sequenced and recorded live on the MPC. Chaos comes to an end with the illusory closer, P.I.S.C.A
June – Golden Era [JUNE003]
A set of minimal synth recordings, captured live with in-studio performance. These pieces are a tribute to the golden era of electronic music that mainly emerged in Europe between 1978-1984 and is often described as minimal electronics, synthpop, synthwave etc. Sinister melodies, shadows and frost making up a haunting, dystopian sonic environment. Drum machines driving step sequencers and mono-synths, hand played polyphonic synthesisers, all enveloped by the industrial sound of the spring reverb.
June – Don’t Be Seen With Me EP [JUNE002]
June returns with a second release on his homonyms label with Don’t Be Seen With Me EP. This collection of pieces is characterized by an ’80s aesthetic approach with protohouse elements, wavy synth lines and a general spacey atmosphere. If I were you I’d be out of the town, why oh why are you hanging around?