Acid Ernst – Ehre [MRT009]

Acid Ernst is the alias of Konstantin Unwohl. He’s reviving the MRT series with four tracks of different qualities. The A side is pushing in every direction, relentless rhythms, depressed melodies coming in waves and sombre lyrics. As to bring sadness and frustration in an otherwise angry techno room. The B side is rather sombre, with a masterpiece that goes by the name Ehering and a dark number called Deine Stiche taten Weh. The perfect starting point to close the MRT chapter, the first of 4 releases that will conclude this adventure.

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Acid Ernst – Ehre [MRT009]

2021 Best Albums

From the long overdue debut albums of LeRon Carson and Steve Summers, to the revelation of An Anomaly, from the roughness of Filmmaker and Ratsnake to the meditative music of Les Filles de Illighadad, from the established Greek artist June to the very limited synthwave album of the unknown Greek artist Tatat, here are our favorite albums from 2021, compiled in chronological order.

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2021 Best Albums

Claus Fovea – Open Eyes Shut [LXRC48]

FOVEA, Claus - Open Eyes Shut

In 2012 Claus Fovea self released a cassette containing 10 tracks, he was at his Swedish beginnings. 9 years later Lux Rec re-discovered his tape and it still sounded so true and relevant to them that they decided to release it on vinyl. Claus then reworked some tracks, scrap some, and made few new. Florin Buchel mixed them down and Andrea Merlini mastered them. The result is a picture frozen in time, in between now and then, the struggle, and sadness, that fragile construction of hope shattered as time goes by, like nothing ever change. It is indeed, as he sings, just the same song playing all the time. Over and over.

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Claus Fovea – Open Eyes Shut [LXRC48]

Bound By Endogamy – Walk With A Tumored Dog [LXRC47]

BOUND BY ENDOGAMY - Walk With A Tumored Dog

“Walk with a tumored dog” by Bound by Endogamy is the third and final instalment of the 7″ series by Swiss musicians on Lux Rec. To understand this record one needs to spend a morning, after a sleepless night, waking to the junction point in Geneva, where waters meet, leftovers wear their high off and high bridges invite you to make the last jump. One needs to deal with a frustrated environment that only brings out so much anger. One needs to know Kleio and Sam, and their symbiotic take on life.

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Bound By Endogamy – Walk With A Tumored Dog [LXRC47]

Nicola Kazimir – Gnade [LXRC46]

KAZIMIR, Nicola - Gnade

The second instalment on the Lux Rec 7″ series comes from Zurich based musician Nicola Kazimir. Fast paced, powerful yet dramatic, shaped by his interests for occult rituals, Japanese weird imagery and fringe politics of life, these four songs are the soundtrack of those long hours spent in haze in his studio next to the Limmat river.

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Nicola Kazimir – Gnade [LXRC46]

Karl Kave – Leg di bitte a [LXRC45]

KARL KAVE - Leg Di Bitte A

Karl Kave makes his appearance on Lux Rec for their first release in 7″ format. Four terse tracks influenced by his past experiences, high and low as they come, tumultuous thoughts and life events. The result is a sombre nostalgia for all that is not there anymore. Coming from Rheintal, a valley on the eastern part of Switzerland, he uses English, German and his native Swiss dialect to sing. Dive into it, meet sadness.

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Karl Kave – Leg di bitte a [LXRC45]

Leroy Se Meurt – Makine Kültürü [LXRC43]

LEROY SE MEURT - Makine Kulturu

COVID-19 pandemic infectiousness and the relative necessity to put hard distance between people has brought up a wide range of means to cope with it. For some it went by as nothing happened, some struggled with not being able to be social, some were overly social on social medias, some spent it in a total drugged-out haze. Some, like Leroy se Meurt, used it to actually create something. The 5 tracks presented in this EP are the result of that forced stay in, the push towards the outside and the realization that, in the end, there’s nowhere to go.

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Leroy Se Meurt – Makine Kültürü [LXRC43]

Kinder Aus Asbest / Rosa Nebel – Split EP [LXRC42]

KINDER AUS ASBEST/ROSA NEBEL - Split EP

The first Lux Rec release after summer is a split EP that puts together two musicians from different regions, different backgrounds. On the A-side there’s an old acquaintance of the label, Kinder aus Asbest, with Life after Death and Washed Away. As hopeless as it gets. On the B-side there’s Rosa Nebel, and upcoming artist from Austria that matches perfectly, with his dystopian views on society, the core dissatisfaction for humankind that Lux Rec has.

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Kinder Aus Asbest / Rosa Nebel – Split EP [LXRC42]

Anna Funk Damage – You are a hopeless failure [LXRC41]

Anna Funk Damage, an Italian artist, releases his first LP on Lux Rec. Seven tracks which define the musical attitude behind the moniker. Cruel, unforgiving, harsh. Ranging from extremely slow to fast pacing. Through and through a drugged-out weave of misery and hostility. And his lamenting voice that reminds us that only failure is certain.

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Anna Funk Damage – You are a hopeless failure [LXRC41]

VA – Schwarze Schweiz Pt. 2 [LXRC40]

Schwarze Schweiz is a compilation, split in two records, which gathers together Swiss active musicians working in those obscure territories that have been Lux Rec playground for so long. Trostlosigkeit, Elend und Isolation. Ärger, Schwermut und Dunkelheit. Their statement to this country. Part two includes an insert with pictures by Kleio Thomaïdes (Geneva), Max Zeckau and Dominik Schmid (Zürich).

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VA – Schwarze Schweiz Pt. 2 [LXRC40]

VA – Schwarze Schweiz Pt. 1 [LXRC039]

Schwarze Schweiz is a compilation, split in two records, which gathers together Swiss active musicians working in those obscure territories that have been Lux Rec playground for so long. Trostlosigkeit, Elend und Isolation. Ärger, Schwermut und Dunkelheit. Their statement to this country.

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VA – Schwarze Schweiz Pt. 1 [LXRC039]

DT CAMP 2019

If you ask me, DT Camp is by far the best electronic music festival in Europe. The remote location is very beautiful, on the banks of an emerald-green lake, surrounded by the wild forests of Lithuania. The crowd is equally mixed with local and people coming from all corners of Europe, all in search for the same thing. A serious rave! The vibe there is unbelievable. Everybody is on the same page, thee is a great sense of unity and freedom. And on top of this, if the weather is nice you can bathe into the warm waters of the lake.

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DT CAMP 2019