Svengalisghost – TV Live [LIES104]

Svengalisghost captured here in his most true form, the live setting. This recording comes direct from the board during his performance on French television in 2015 and harnesses the maniacal energy of his live set in perfect form. What may be the Chicago born artist’s darkest and most plodding recording to date, this is the definintion of deconstructed death-industrial, foward thinking and freeform yet totally focused and razor sharp, plodding drums over open wire electronics and zodiac killer vocals hitting you from all angles. This is sound of evil personified.

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Svengalisghost – TV Live [LIES104]

Svengalisghost – Russian Torrent Versions 15 [CCCP015]

Svengalisghost makes his eagerly anticipated return to wax after spending the better part of last year, crushing gigs throughout Europe with his high impact live set. On this slab we get four tracks of industrial strength machine electronics put through the filter of the Chicago native….equal parts EBM and dare we say half time techno. This EP drives and hits hard as only the energy king knows how.

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Svengalisghost – Russian Torrent Versions 15 [CCCP015]

Shadowlust – Trust In Pain [LIES035]

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A collaborative effort between Marquis Cooper (Svengalisghost) and Lili Schulder (51717), this project was born in the winter of 2013. What can best be described as non-stop electronic erotic cabaret, the duo played a series of improvised performances which served as a structural backbone prior to the recording of this album. Finished in merely two weeks, this 8 song double LP acts as a complete listening experience, engrossed in the down beat primitive electronics of the past whilst pushing further into the self-created anti-beat world of today. Pulsing tones, off beat drums, melancholic vocals, and overall dark vibes characterize, but do not solely define what it is to truly trust in pain.

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Shadowlust – Trust In Pain [LIES035]

Shadowlust – LIES-018.5 [LIES018.5]

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Shadowlust is the project from Marquis Cooper aka Svengalisghost and Lili Schulder from the forthcoming LP “Trust In Pain”. Vamped-up appreciated hypnotic synth and luring sexy vocals courtesy of Schulder.

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Shadowlust – LIES-018.5 [LIES018.5]

Svengalisghost – Vicious Circle [LIES022]

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After emerging from years of seclusion below the Chicago underground last year, Marquis Cooper aka Svengalisghost, returns with all new material recorded this winter somewhere between the woods of North Carolina and the streets of NYC. An advocate in creating what he calls the “Anti-Beat”, Cooper takes what he’s learned from the traditional machine experimentation of the early pioneers, reconstructs and retransmits the sounds which lie somewhere in the realm of unhinged synth punk or industrial forward-thinking beat electronics. These tracks are truly the essence of house, and a vicious circle it is.

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Svengalisghost – Vicious Circle [LIES022]

Svengalisghost – Mind Control EP [LIES009]

Another new artist making their vinyl debut on L.I.E.S. After being brought to the attention of the L.I.E.S. camp almost five years ago by New York legend PorkChop (SSPS/Nation/Excepter) the goal was to release something by the mythical figure known back then as, Below Underground. As time passed from 2007 to the present PorkChop had continued to pass along the music of his friend from Chicago every time we dj’ed together. As L.I.E.S. took shape I had made contact with the artist and discussed the prospect of getting a hold of his archive of songs and releasing some of them, only to find out most of his early recordings had been lost (thankfully, due to PorkChop we recovered them). Now transformed and known as Svengalisghost, we present three undeniably original compositions from these sessions which sit in the grey area where early house music and primitive industrial electronics met and existed on the same plain.

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Svengalisghost – Mind Control EP [LIES009]