lost soul enterprises
VA – LSE15 [LSE15]
This is Lost Soul Enterprises’ 15th release on wax, a tidy compilation of off-kilter dance floor cuts and misfit synthpunk anthems. Side A commences with the gothic, neon-soaked Miami bass of Alonzo’s “Cruising with Pap,” featuring sinister verses delivered by a shadowy syrup-sipping secret guest vocalist. Up next is bucking bronco Nick Klein’s slow-mo industrial headbanger “Posture Test.” Lastly, wild synth lines and ethereal dubbed-out samples dart in and out over a tough, punchy rhythmic foundation in Naeem’s “TLX,” an android’s sci-fi electro vision gone haywire. On the B side, Heidi Sabertooth’s “Was It You” launches us deep into chugging acidic territory, combining enigmatic spoken vocals and a psychedelic, slowly evolving SH-101 line over a persuasive groove. Next comes raucous synth-punk powerhouse SSPS with “Paradise Lozt,” raw as fuck, chanting a litany of dystopian tales atop pumping drums and a wash of demented organ-like synth stabs. Finally the release closes with the short but powerful “New Vape City” by the nomadic Douce Angoisse – an absolute earworm, a doleful coldwave ballad whose lush production plays perfect counterpoint to the icy, deadpan sentiments within.
Polymer / Kid Ginseng – Polymer / Kid Ginseng [LSE12]
Lost Soul Enterprises with a retrofuturistic tour of the electro galaxy. Polymer is a brand new project from Nico Nightingale (Neud Photo) and Jean Lorenzo (Silent Em). They appear with two tracks on the A side. The B side, presents the Kraftjerkz label boss and champion of NYC electro, Kid Ginseng, distills the essence of machine music to an austere art form.
Personator – Personator’s Primordial Tracks Vol.1 [LSE008]
This is the first volume in a series of release showcasing the analog hardware experiments of Michigan-raised, New Jersey raised Michael Alan Rogers aka Personator. Running the gamut from raw, springy machine rhythms propelling the snarls of modular synths to softly pulsating white noise adorned with lullaby-like melodies, two of the tracks were recordded straight to DAT in the artists studio, while a third was recorded live at a late night loft party in Chinatown.