Human Figures – Footsteps [POP127]

Popnihil returns with an album of intricate postpunk from Daniel Holt’s new project Human Figures. Besides running Ardetha Records, Holt has impressed with dungeon synth and ambient projects, his dark synth duo Vault, and a mind-melting techno 12″ for L.I.E.S. Records. But Human Figures is a completely new and personal avenue of expression. “Footsteps” features hymnal, meditative post-punk from musical polymath Daniel Holt.

Human Figures – Footsteps [POP127]

Crossed Wires – Crossed Wires [LSD032]

Light Sounds Dark present ‘Crossed Wires’ an eponymous collection of music salvaged from a dusty cassette in the depths of the archives from the productions of an 80s psyche-experimentalist. Expect raw, unheard, previously unreleased music,. about as authentic as it gets.

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Crossed Wires – Crossed Wires [LSD032]

VA – Ecdisis Vol.3 [FRV033]

Ecdisis Vol 3 is fresh and ready to wreak some havoc. Up first is Vinilette’s rework of Flux of Pink Indians’ “Nothing Is Not Done.” A brood of beats, this rhythmic romp is inspired by the 1986 piece on Uncarved Block. Layers of kick drums, bongos and toms echo and judder as a cold line circles and closes ever tighter. Following we have the head honcho, Juanpablo with his extended edit of Mac Blackout’s “Do The Dance In Your Head”. The intro is given room, adopting a doom disco march, before the fearsome crash of strings. The lyrics, a lurid tale brimming with menace, are sweetened with twirling notes in this grisly stomper. The final attack sequence comes care of Mick Wills with his amazing cut of an unreleased track by Argentina’s great producer NGLY. Dark and looming this distortion streaked encounter will leave bodies and speaker cones raw.

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VA – Ecdisis Vol.3 [FRV033]

Das Ding – Industrial Universal 1​.​1 [PNKMN18​.​1]

3 years after the original vinyl press, Pinkman and Tear Apart Tapes (Das Ding’s own imprint) join forces for a fresh take on ‘Industrial Universal’. The cassette features the re-release of the 4 tracks from the sold out EP on the A-side, and 4 new productions on the B-side. Industrial Universal 1.1 adds an extra turmoil and energy into the already time tested cocktail, delivered in Das Dings style.

Das Ding – Industrial Universal 1​.​1 [PNKMN18​.​1]

Onont Kombar – Epitaph Of Ego [V-030]

A few years back label boss I-F was listening to a dj-set from one of his favorite dj’s Do Te Ra Ho! which contained a track which is a weird cross-over between ambient, electro and industrial and which was seemingly without ending. He asked him what track this was and it turned out to be an unreleased track named The Last Day Lasts Forever from the mysterious outfit Onont Kombar who previously only had a release on his own imprint Ordo Viatorum. After connecting to Onont Kombar he told him he wished the track would never end and that is why he decided to release it full-length on Viewlexx to make sure it will, indeed, last forever. The title track Epitaph Of Ego is a catchy psychedelic minimal synth track which has been used as jingle on Intergalactic FM for quite a while now so you may recognize it from there. Then there is Moondust In My Eye, a wonderful dreamy dance floor track, warm and cold at the same time, almost like watching a full moon all night while being warmed by a campfire.

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Onont Kombar – Epitaph Of Ego [V-030]

VA – Cold Light, Low Tide [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Brokntoys presents “Cold Light, Low Tide” a free digital compilation of tracks from affiliated artists, featuring Black Propaganda, Obergman, K100 Signal, Trance Remix, Annechoic, Non Punire and XY0815.

VA – Cold Light, Low Tide [FREE DOWNLOAD]

VA – L’Embrasse: Amsterdam Arcane Tape Recordings 1987 [E-M03]

L’Embrasse is a compilation originally released in 1987, less than 50 copies were distributed at the time through local shops and it is a portrayal of a unique and very little known scene, generated in the deep underground milieu of Amsterdam. None of the tracks presented on this album has ever been re-released after the ultra-limited original edition on cassette format appeared. At the time, a dozen different acts were featured: Menko (S.M. Nurse founder), Robbie Horsfall, Peter Van Garderen (Nine Circles founder), Der Rudi, Antonia (Tonny Timmermans), No Honey From These, Incredible Coöp (S.M. Nurse members), Tranquil Eyes, Beatnik Love Affair, Cheiron, Spin & Kokkie and The Male Ego.

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VA – L’Embrasse: Amsterdam Arcane Tape Recordings 1987 [E-M03]