Kri Records strike back with a cassette compilation under an appropriate name: Trust the Rust! Nasty electro cuts are served by LA-based Ole Mic Odd, Italian producer and the Gravitational Waves owner DJ Nephil, British veteran Chupacabras and Russian producer Larionov. The Electro part of the compilation is closed by the local Ljubljana legend operating as a DJ and Honest Work label owner, 198319831983. EBM-ish march is saluted by Black Dot, the duo of Christian Kroupa and Le Chocolat Noir. Christian has also joined forces with the Dallas and Science Cult native Aura Nox. NYC and wave EBM bangers are represented by R Gamble, Spinal is an up-and-coming producer from Chile having released a great EP on Pildoras Tapes, while Bianco Negativo from Marguerite Records wraps up the release.
VA – Acid Explorations [EUDEMONIA014]
First Various Artists EP on eudemonia with four electro tracks by Sound Synthesis, Hermeth, Caramel Chameleon and Larionov each exploring the acid side of the universe.
VA – 5 Years Of Hilltown Disco EP [HIL5YRS]
Hilltown Disco celebrate 5 years with a star-studded compilation of artists that have featured and helped shape the label over the past half decade. On the A-side of the vinyl we find w1b0, Wibo Lammerts who sadly passed away during the production of the record, and Ole Mic Odd, who offer crunchy, dark electronics, perfectly sewn together, producing two future classics, with their bass-heavy electro. Flip to the B-side and the record ups tempo, with the first track from Larionov & St. Theodore that showcases their slick, punchy electro productions, followed by a spiraling, hypnotic, machine-funk weapon by PRZ. The record finishes with Robyrt Hecht’s stripped-back electro track with classic Hecht, signature, captivating vocals.
Larionov – Zyrcadian Editions Mix #035
Larionov – Italo Moderni Mix 96
Israel Padilla – Control De Vidrios [BNS010]
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.
Larionov – Banshees Podcast Channel 017
VA – Scena Acid [SCENAC1D]
New Analog Concept side project focused on the local acid scene. The project was born after a forest trip in August 2021 and includes four tracks from the like of Larionov, Low Orbit Satellite & Esmi, Low Tape and RSN.
Larionov – Lost Alien EP [GO005]
Gladio Operations launches its fifth release, which bears the electro signature of the Russian producer Dmitry Larionov.
Larionov & St Theodore – Acid Ride 101 [RET013]
Rotterdam Electronix returns with the long awaited follow up on Larionov and St Theodore debut release ”Bleak Warfare” from 2019. Acid Ride 101 is another great collaboration of the Electro purveyors. They continue where they left after their Thunderstrike Ep on Cragie Knowes causing havoc amongst dancefloors worldwide. They proof to have the ability to make a strong remix of their own original cuts.
VA – Occupants v1 [SCOCV1]
Science Cult’s Occupants series is now on Vinyl for the first time and with version 1, assembling a global array of artists, presented as a double 12” Orange Color Vinyl LP. Astute observers may notice that there is more to the artwork than meets the eye. We find ourselves in a distant future where the remaining population of Earth is ruled by a mysterious A.I. that calls itself EVA. EVA has sent human-piloted research vessels to the farthest reaches of the galaxy to scout for potentially habitable planets and report any findings. These are the Occupants and they’re slowly awakening as EVA’s grip on their minds erodes.
VA – Reticular Activating System LP [N2MU006]
For its sixth release, the Madrid-based label N2MU presents an eight-track Various Artists compilation featuring Ivna Ji, Teslasonic, and Larionov among others. A gathering of renowned artists able to convey a homogeneous music message without losing sight of their creative individual characters. As in the latest N2MU release, Xergio Córdoba (Eternal Midnight Mastering Studio) has been in charge of mastering duties, while the Galician visual artist, Plástica, has created the artwork for the project.
VA – 3 Years Compilation [SOTA047]
3 Years Compilation from Soil Records, coming with tracks by Bestial Mouths, Notausgang, TYVYT-IYTYI, Mimmo, Larionov & Daniel Holt, Urban Matrix and more.
VA – Black Earth Strikes Back [HIL008]
Hilltown Disco welcomes St. Theodore, Larionov & Sheepray to the label in a Russian affair. ‘Black Earth Strikes Back’ is a twisted tale of two-halves – the story of unrest, a battle of the dark, cryptic underbelly looking to overthrow normality, fused together with the outer-core of electro. Larionov and Sheepray stand for the A-side and take the reins with 3 tracks of warm bleeps, gentle electro beats with elements of sci-fi funk and aspects of italo. St. Theodore supplies the mechanics for the B-side with three tracks filled with murky, rumbling analogue bass, with piercing acid-lines seeping through. Music that is geared for the dancefloors of the future.
Larionov & St. Theodore – Thunderstrike EP [CKNOWEP27]
Larionov & St. Theodore team up for their 3rd collaborative EP for Craigie Knowes. The ‘Thunderstrike EP’ spans their signature sounds with extensive use of the Roland SH-101, TR-808, thunderous claps and snares layered with melancholic synthesis. A robust EBM / Electro record built to electrify dancefloors.
Larionov – PAG017
Larionov – Hypnotic Connection Podcast Series 09
Milo Snaider – Hypnotic Connection 003 [HC003]
The third release of Hypnotic Connection is coming from a new musician from Barcelona named Milo Snaider. This release takes us to a cosmic and hypnotic trip by acid lines and arpregiated 90s vocals with groovy percussive pushes. The release is closed by an impressive EBM remix from Russian producer Larionov.
Larionov & St Theodore – Bleak Warfare [RET006]
Cold and sinister combat electro by Russian pourvoyeurs Larionov & St Theodore. Infectious analogue rhythms emerged deep down the hearts of these young souls. The Bleak Warfare EP presents five cuts with each their own desire for the dancefloors.