Mr Pauli – At Night [BAP107]

It’s with two kisses and a hearty handshake that Bordello A Parigi welcome stalwart of electronic music: Mr Pauli. Schooled on the West Coast, this pivotal figure has worked extensively with likeminded visionaries to create iconic tracks as the Novamen, Matzo & Pauli and Sumerian Fleet whilst producing his own unique works on labels like Moustache and Viewlexx. After such successes Pauli returns as a solo producer, delivering to the Bordello mansion two tracks of pure class. “At Night” is big, bright and brilliant. Hooks grip as soon as the needle lands. Vintage vocoder lyrics, a particular favourite of this trailblazer, tell a tale of twilight romance while crisp beats snap and notes sail. The flip keeps the fires burning. Synthlines are soaked in Mediterranean sunshine, an Italo Disco influence coming to the fore, with lovelorn vocals used to balance this cheer-filled creation. Golden sounds from a true pioneer.

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Mr Pauli – At Night [BAP107]

Sumerian Fleet – Pendulum [DE178]

Sumerian Fleet is a trio formed by Dutch producers Alden Tyrell and Mr Pauli, joined by Zarkoff after their 2010 debut EP. Sumerian Fleet have returned to release their sophomore LP ‘Pendulum’ of all new material as well as a remixed version of “This Game Has No Name” from Zarkoff’s other band, FFFC. ‘Pendulum’ contains 80’s Dark Wave/EBM inspired tracks with an industrial tinge, 8 songs of vintage dark electro with a Gothic tinge and a touch of bass guitar. The album’s been put together in a way that the listener can connect the dots, create a narrative, and become immersed in this attitude that the band’s trying to convey, such as Vigny’s idea of accepting despair: ”A calm despair, without angry convulsions or reproaches directed at heaven, is the essence of wisdom.” All songs were initially recorded at Mr Pauli’s studio in Den Haag, with overdubs and additional recordings at Zarkoff’s Sensorium Studio in Croatia, and then final mix downs at Alden Tyrell’s studio in Rotterdam.

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Sumerian Fleet – Pendulum [DE178]

Mr. Pauli – Weekend Warrior [WE002]

Time to welcome an international champion of all things cosmic to Wrong Era, Slow Motion’s international facing sister label. With releases on Clone and Viexlexx to name but two, Mr Pauli is one of the disco underground’s favourite tastemakers and he doesn’t disappoint with four slamming tracks of sublime synthesized funk.

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Mr. Pauli – Weekend Warrior [WE002]

Zarkoff – Pioneers | [ENDILL009]

Zarkoff (Sasa Rajkovic) is Croatian musician and sound engineer that has been busy making proper sound of dozens labels and doing his own music last ten years. Genre could be described as dark electronics, somewhere between techno and synth wave, but if there is something that makes him unique, it’s his powerfull and distinctive voice. Sasa is also member of EBM-ish project Sumerian Fleet, having releases on mighty Dark Entries or Creme Organization, where we took the opportunity and asked his colleague, legendary Mr. Pauli to enrich this 12inch with proper west coast style remix.

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Zarkoff – Pioneers | [ENDILL009]

FFFC – Songs From The Lab [ET043/GOOILAND022]

FFFC (Florence Foster Fan Club) are no strangers in our world of electronic music. Besides releases on their own the musicians behind this project are involved in numerous other projects like Sumerian Fleet, Zarkoff and Le Chocolat Noir. Recently they started operating out of an abandoned factory situated behind the (former) iron curtain. At this place they have collected all their synthesizers and started jamming. This 12” EP is a selection from recordings from these sessions.

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FFFC – Songs From The Lab [ET043/GOOILAND022]

Sumerian Fleet – Just Pressure [DE068]

Sumerian Fleet aka Alden Tyrell and Mr Pauli with vocalist Zarkoff. Their debut eponymous EP was released on Clones West Coast series in 2010 and the Sturm Bricht Los EP came out in 2012 on the Creme Eclipse branch of Creme Organization. Sumerian Fleet is ready to release their first full length album Just Pressure all new material recorded between 2013 and 2014 as well as a remixed version of the title track from the Sturm Bricht Los EP. Just Pressure contains 80s Dark Wave/EBM inspired tracks with an industrial tinge. Citing inspiration from Fad Gadget, Front 242, Bauhaus and Sisters of Mercy, Sumerian Fleet deliver 9 songs of vintage dark electro. Their sound brings to mind rough 80s/90s Industrial dance with a Gothic tinge and a touch of bass guitar as the lead instrument. The band utilizes vintage analog gear like the Linn Drum, Roland TR-808, MiniMoog, Korg MS-20, and Roland Jupiter 8 . All songs were recorded at Mr Paulis studio in Den Haag and Alden Tyrells studio in Rotterdam. The album has been mastered for vinyl at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley by George Horn. Each LP is packaged in a custom-made jacket by our in-house designer Eloise Leigh, incorporating Mesopotamian pyramids and occult symbols, offset printed with gold ink at Stumptown Printers in Portland.

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Sumerian Fleet – Just Pressure [DE068]

Sumerian Fleet – Sturm Bricht Los EP [CREC012]

New release from Sumerian Fleet on Creme Eclipse. Big Menacing Darkwave with an industrial tinge from this mysterious West Coast super group, like someone finally removed those damn sunglasses from the Sisters of Mercy dude and showed him the world was an even sadder place than he imagined. Little was heard of him since.

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Sumerian Fleet – Sturm Bricht Los EP [CREC012]

Sumerian Fleet – Sumerian Fleet [CWCS04]

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Alden Tyrell and Mr. Pauli invade the West Coast of Holland in their Sumerian Fleet guise, hand-stamped red label stylez! This is quite simply one of the best new school dark wave records we’ve heard, utilizing the skills of one master producer – Alden Tyrell – and the infamous Mr. Pauli, to create powerful tracks. ‘Jenseitflugsmachine’ is a filthy big speed freak anthem, leather duds on, top off. ‘Smack Is Back’ is grungier, scared shitless with ghoulish synths and goth punk bass. ‘Blech Erkrankung’ is spiky industrial funk that just begging for some agitated yelping over the top.

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Sumerian Fleet – Sumerian Fleet [CWCS04]

Mr. Pauli & David Vunk – We Are The Laser Lords EP [MST017]

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The two electro disco 80ies analog fetish freaks, Mr. Pauli and David Vunk,  started a new The Hague – Rotterdam collaboration and made the tracks that they like to hear in a dj set and of course for the love of music!

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Mr. Pauli & David Vunk – We Are The Laser Lords EP [MST017]