Sunday morning we were eager to come back as early as possible to the Utopia 126 for the last day of the festival, so we managed to arrive by midday again. At the Ombra Stage, Vinilette was about to finish her vinyl set for the Frigio showcase.Continue reading “Ombra 2021 – Day 3”
Ombra is a project born from the hand of agency Ombra Agency and label Oraculo Records with the aim of creating a meeting place for lovers of analogue and avant-garde sounds that do not fit in the current cultural offer. The first edition was held in May 2018 in a club format, bringing together musical styles such as EBM, darkwave and industrial/experimental sounds.
In 2019 the festival took place in different areas of the city with industrial aesthetics. The idea is to combine heritage with music by creating a circuit in different spaces that can accommodate different offers. We’ve been at the festival in 2019 and definitely it was one of the best experiences for us.Continue reading “Ombra Festival 2021 – Barcelona”
Summer 2021 sees the fourth in the Frigio All Stars series hitting all respectable shelves. Jack Carel opens the 12” with the acid burning grunge of “Fuck This Shit” followed by Sons of Traders with the chugging 4/4 nastiness of “A for All.” A trippy, dark industrial streak runs in the snares and swagger of Rambal Cochet’s “Doomsday Scenario Interface” and in the powerful introspection of Daniel Holt’s “The Recluse.” Neud Photo arrives on Frigio with a menacing debut, “The Split” which pierces a haze of smoke in this late-night floor-filler. Honored Matres who appeared on the first volume of these series, returns with the blackest of the compilation. Machine gun percussion close the 12” with Chris Mitchell offering the chopped and gnawed “Alsina”.
LYO steps forward with the first volume of their compilation series « Driving Blind » supporting underground new talents and confirmed artists from all over the globe as well as including in-house producers of the label. Selected with care and love, it will bring you on an electronic journey pushing boundaries of style featuring only fresh new original music.
The first release on FAKE imprint is a nice VA compilation of 10 wave, electronix and ambient tracks.
Alexey Volkov, Terence Fixmer (with an unreleased track from 2005), VTSS and label bannermen Empire State join Neud Photo (Return to Disorder) and The Sixteen Steps (Cititrax) on the third and final chapter of Veyl’s ‘Previously Undisclosed Rituals’ series.
Rat Life Records presents Various Rats. A compilation of ultimate Party Hits for the downfall of society. Happy Doomsday everyone. If there is a rat there is life.
Helena Hauff’s label is back, this time presenting a various artists 12″ that heralds the start of the No Return series. The release starts on a mystical bent with the Eastern-tinged death electro of “El Carmel”, sounding ripe for a Hague-friendly warm-up session. Neud Photo then take over with a dystopian trip through rich synth tones coloured in dark hues for the bleakest of robotic fantasies. Antoni Maiovvi fills the B-side with the slow grinding bombast of “The Dig”, bleeding out a noirish take on coldwave for the darkest hearts to swoon to.
“Q/R” it’s about weird electro, new wave, industrial, synth pop and dark psychedelic musik. It includes a remastered version of Chen Yi’s 1982 work “Rug” , but also unreleased track from Beta Evers & Dora Gerl as “Severe Sisters”, Denis Frajerman & William Bope project, The Blizzard Sow. An industrial/rock track recorded by a new band from Berlin, called Automatenfall. A new track from USA based artist Neud Photo, a cosmic electro track from mysterious BB & SS and an exclusive latvian piece from 1988 (19 Gadi Pirms Sakuma).
Dystopix comes 3 years after the last Neud Photo record and the wait was well worth it.T hings have gotten darker with this release. Elegant craftsmanship, subtle but effective vocals whisper throughout, and as always, it’s Cybotron influence is clear. The tracks flow with an eery cohesiveness, making it Neud Photo’s most well told story to date. The hard part is figuring out whether the story is fiction or (soon to be) reality. These 6 electro hits can easily be enjoyed either chapter by chapter (songs for the mix or dancefloor), or as a whole (for bedroom listening).
New EP by Wall $treet from Neud/Neud Photo fame on Mysidian Records. Five tracks including a remix by Vercetti Technicolor. Players, Don Jones (Nico) and Bill Benjamins (Pierre) take time out of their busy schedule trading stocks, authoring a book (Rich Dad, Richer Dad), and contributing to political campaigns to fiddle with expensive electronics in their penthouses atop some of New York’s most expensive real estate.
Neud Photo returns with another cool ep with soma abstract minimal wave, electronix rooted in the 80’s.
NYC’s Neud Photo returns to Pylon for a new EP ranging from synth wave / italo / and electro. Neud Photo uses his signature style utilizing 808 electro/disco beats and an array of analog synths. Classic sounding tracks that with a timeless feel.
Pylon Records presents an essential 6 track LP from New York via Detroit minimal wave producer Neud Photo, who takes the kraut of Kraftwerk, the sublime groove of early New Order, and the funk of Liquid Liquid to create vintage electronic masterpieces.