After a frenzied 2019 debut on Pinkman under his scarcely-used Amato alias, The Hacker brings his seminal sound to Mindri for the sublabel’s 3rd release. Exploring desolate cityscapes and windswept tundras shrouded in winter’s gloom, he provides 6 club tracks that are suitable for dancefloors at any stage of the night. From feverish 4/4 kicks to stalking electro and a chugging after-hours stomp, stripped back rhythms dominate throughout. Punching their way through misty pads in a relentless chase with metallic synths that are icy to the touch, these are 6 slabs of machine-driven grooves from a master of the art.
2022 Best Albums
Our favorite albums from 2022 compiled in chronological order.Continue reading “2022 Best Albums”
Marsman @ HÖR (Berlin) 13.01.2023
Daniele Cosmo B2B Marsman DJ set @ DT CAMP 2022
We are starting this year’s retrospective with some “musical gifts” we discovered on the net. Music shared for free download / pay-what you want from artists and label we admire.More
Marsman @ Dekmantel Selectors 2022
Daniele Cosmo & Marsman @ Comme Des Larmes 20.10.2022
Marsman @ HÖR (Berlin) 17.09.2022
Alessandro Adriani @ HÖR (Berlin) 08.07.2022
LVRIN – Creature [Ukraine Relief] [PNK-DL4]
It’s been more than 2 weeks since Putin called for Russian troops to invade Ukraine, causing pain and suffering to innocent people. As a response to this aggressive action, Pinkman offers a new album by Russian artist LVRIN to raise funds to help those affected by the war.
All proceeds of this release will go to the Humanitarian Aid For Ukraine fund by the National Bank of Ukraine: bank.gov.ua/en/about/humanitarian-aid-to-ukraine
Univac – Helicon [MIN302]
For the 2nd release of Pinkman’s sublabel Mindri, the mad professor Univac arranged an excursion through a toxic wasteland. Stripping the sound to its raw atomic rhythms and rendering mayhem into a state of survival. ‘Helicon’ is a 4-tracker of gritty electronics, served with Univac’s no-frills attitude.
Marsman @ HÖR (Berlin) 15.01.2022
Radiation 30376 – Arka [PNKMN43]
Krakow’s duo Olivia and Chino join Pinkman with their live project Radiation 30376. Both belonging to the generation that has seen decay turn into liberation, together they tint raw industrial soundscapes with the feelings of freedom and nostalgia. Their debut ep Arka consists of 4 uncompromised electro mutants, rich with the atmosphere of the 90s and the sound design of the future.
Credit 00 – Protest Love Songs [PNKMN042]
Credit 00 returns to Pinkman with his trademark odd-beat electro chants. While each track tells a different story, what persists throughout the EP is the streetpunk attitude and nonconformity of the king of rats. His ‘Protest Love Songs’ bows to no shiny idol, and sweeping the ashes of utopia tames the apocalypse with no fear.
Leipe Wesens / Zacharias Heronimus – Cinerama Adventures [CINERAMA]
There’s a mystical place in the heart of Rotterdam, oddly tucked in between the corporate buildings. Bright light boards and red velvet carpets, it’s a small cinema that still breaths its old-school grandeur. That’s where the Cinerama Adventures project was born, lead by its staff supervisor DJ Overdose. The result are two tracks that go from modern flavored freestyle to sleazy darkroom experiments, both accompanied by the instrumental versions.
Pluto Junkies – Flying Spaghetti Monstership [MIN301]
The birth of Mindri, a new Pinkman sublabel run by Afra & Marsman. The first release by Pluto Junkies, a collab project between Ernestas Sadau, Rapha & PRZ goes straight into the alley of mind bending and stomach swirling releases. Drenched in 90’s retro-futurist electro spirit, Flying Spaghetti Monstership is what you would call a secret weapon at a rave. Fuelled with ferocity and seasoned with nostalgia, it feels like hedonist nights and forgotten conversations in crammed basements.
Gamma Intel – Generatie Desinteresse [PNKMN41]
Rotterdam’s local player Gamma Intel returns to Pinkman with his signature slowbeat electro bizz. Menacing with militant kicks and filthy curling baselines that go straight to one’s stomach when ingested, ’Generatie Desinteresse’ inspects the blasé youth of the concrete jungle. Inspired by the boundless pursuit of pleasure, numbed minds & ever-changing cities, the six tracker takes you to the place where anxiety is always lurking for its prey, even if the veil of indifference sets the simmering turmoil off the heat for a moment.
Mule Driver – PNKMIX-68
2020 Best Albums
Continuing our past year briefing, after the readers top 3 and best giveaways, we present a list of our 20 favorite albums from 2020.
We have four albums more on the electro side coming from DMX Krew, Men With Secrets (Donato Dozzy and Retina.it), Nullptr and The Exaltics & Heinrich Mueller, while on the industrial/EBM side we have albums by A Civil Terror, La luna sotto il ponte and LBEEZE and impressive works from Black Meteoric Star, Ian Martin and Trenton Chase.
On the synthier side of music we have four albums coming from Das Ding, Linea Aspera, Newclear Waves and Jake Schrock, while for the Detroit lovers we have two Detroit influenced album by The Beneficiaries (Jeff Mills, Eddie Fowlkes and Jessica Care Moore) and The Nightstalker (Dan Piu and Martin Akeret).
Closing the list are the debut album of disco-don Franz Scala on Slow Motion, Obergman‘s acid album on Furthur Electronix, Anthony Collins with his album on Lobster Theremin under the Grant alias and Shifted with his first album on Avian.
The list is compiled in chronological order.
Chino – PNKMIX-61