Nation presents 4x LP and Zine (ft. photos, historical text and track narrations by the artist) set. An essential delve in to the retrospective works of SSPS.
VA – LSE15 [LSE15]
This is Lost Soul Enterprises’ 15th release on wax, a tidy compilation of off-kilter dance floor cuts and misfit synthpunk anthems. Side A commences with the gothic, neon-soaked Miami bass of Alonzo’s “Cruising with Pap,” featuring sinister verses delivered by a shadowy syrup-sipping secret guest vocalist. Up next is bucking bronco Nick Klein’s slow-mo industrial headbanger “Posture Test.” Lastly, wild synth lines and ethereal dubbed-out samples dart in and out over a tough, punchy rhythmic foundation in Naeem’s “TLX,” an android’s sci-fi electro vision gone haywire. On the B side, Heidi Sabertooth’s “Was It You” launches us deep into chugging acidic territory, combining enigmatic spoken vocals and a psychedelic, slowly evolving SH-101 line over a persuasive groove. Next comes raucous synth-punk powerhouse SSPS with “Paradise Lozt,” raw as fuck, chanting a litany of dystopian tales atop pumping drums and a wash of demented organ-like synth stabs. Finally the release closes with the short but powerful “New Vape City” by the nomadic Douce Angoisse – an absolute earworm, a doleful coldwave ballad whose lush production plays perfect counterpoint to the icy, deadpan sentiments within.
Sacred Article / SSPS – Output/Signal [KODE04]
Nation’s sub label Kode returns with a split 12” release entitled “Output/Signal”. On Side A we have “Empty Spirit Of A Psychopath (Psyche Cover)” from Sacred Article, a new alias project for their debut concept creation cover of the band, Psyche, of electronics in their region of cold harsh industrial, warm synthpop, dancefloor minimal mayhem and beyond. The flip side comes from label compadre SSPS, kicking off with the live performance of “Train Full of Strangers”, from Unlimited Nation Online Festival in the summer of 2020, an electrifying tune influenced by Suicide.
VA – Nation Presents: The Modern Electronic Element Series III [NAT017]
VA – Nation presents The Modern Electronic Element EP (Serie 2) [NAT011]
Nation returns to the forefront, compiling a serious arsenal of exclusives. Their motto: RWTHO = Rollin’ With True Heads Only. Traxx unleashes an array different styles that make up the elements of the Jakbeat sound, from a line-up that’s Not for the faint of heart! This is the 2nd in the The Modern Electronic Element series.
Out Of The Ordinary @ Tape (Berlin) 30.07.2011
if you are in Berlin or around, you cannot afford to miss this!
Some of the recordings from this extraOrdinary celebration of Traxx’ birthday are available here.