VA – Trap Configurations [JUNE13]

June Records presents a new compilation with live electronics, featuring music from Svengalisghost, Manie Sans Délire, newcomer Bruce Roach, Trenton Chase, RR Hearse + Furnace Miskin and Zodiac Free Arts Club.

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VA – Trap Configurations [JUNE13]

Svengalisghost – TV Live [LIES104]

Svengalisghost captured here in his most true form, the live setting. This recording comes direct from the board during his performance on French television in 2015 and harnesses the maniacal energy of his live set in perfect form. What may be the Chicago born artist’s darkest and most plodding recording to date, this is the definintion of deconstructed death-industrial, foward thinking and freeform yet totally focused and razor sharp, plodding drums over open wire electronics and zodiac killer vocals hitting you from all angles. This is sound of evil personified.

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Svengalisghost – TV Live [LIES104]

VA – Few Tricks For Nervous Dealbreakers EP [CY004]

Contort Yourself with 4 strong outings for its fourth EP ! To begin with we have the grimacing visage of Volition Immanent, an intense live act made up of Parrish Smith and Mark Van de Maat (Knekelhuis). Nastiness is taken up a notch as noise ne’er-do-wells Zombies Under Stress take over. Static is bent and doubled across thick chords and collapsed clap in the 1986 ”Maan Zal Zijn” before the raw and raging battery of ”In Onze Tijd.” L.I.E.S. regular Svengalisghost grapples with ”Maan Zal Zijn, channelling the original’s rage into a mechanical monster. The 12” is bookended with bite as Mark Forshaw (Tabernacle/Berceuse Heroique) closes with the tortured and torrential thump of ”Submission.”

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VA – Few Tricks For Nervous Dealbreakers EP [CY004]

VA – Nation Presents: The Modern Electronic Element Series III [NAT017]

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Svengalisghost – Russian Torrent Versions 15 [CCCP015]

Svengalisghost makes his eagerly anticipated return to wax after spending the better part of last year, crushing gigs throughout Europe with his high impact live set. On this slab we get four tracks of industrial strength machine electronics put through the filter of the Chicago native….equal parts EBM and dare we say half time techno. This EP drives and hits hard as only the energy king knows how.

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Svengalisghost – Russian Torrent Versions 15 [CCCP015]

JBLA – Belleville EP [DSR088]

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The JBLA outfit finally land on Desire with a supremely awaited EP that’s shimmering with gritty hardware flair and squelching noise trickery. The title track is a rampant, percussion-driven, post-punk tool and is hotly rewired by none other than LIES affiliates, Ron Morelli and Svengalisghost, who turn in a twisted, metallic version of the original – oscillating atmospherics and a minimalistic kick-hat form an alluring bundle of a groove. “Night With Potential” is a lo-fi kinda tune, with aqueous melodies and hazy landscapes. Our favourite LIES protege, Vereker goes in for the total kill on the remix, creating a nasty, cacophonous and industrial time-bomb for the end of days – this guys has plenty of tricks up his sleeve, apparently. A cop-on-site kinda EP, really…

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JBLA – Belleville EP [DSR088]

VA – L.I.E.S. Presents Music For Shut-Ins [LIES041]

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A collection of hits, misses, new loves, and future head scratchers running the gamut from floor ready beat tracks (Legowelt) to post chill out room bleep-hop (Daywalker & CF) to industro-wave anti beat experimentation (Svengalisghost) with no restrictions or limitations. As with last year’s American Noise compilation, disc one revists prime cuts from the nearly 30 releases the label will have released by the end of 2013, while disc two compiles unreleased tracks exclusive to this cd. A document of the immediate energy surrounding these musicians here and now, maybe one can call it club music for people who hate going to the club? or simply “Music for Shut Ins.”

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VA – L.I.E.S. Presents Music For Shut-Ins [LIES041]

Shadowlust – Trust In Pain [LIES035]

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A collaborative effort between Marquis Cooper (Svengalisghost) and Lili Schulder (51717), this project was born in the winter of 2013. What can best be described as non-stop electronic erotic cabaret, the duo played a series of improvised performances which served as a structural backbone prior to the recording of this album. Finished in merely two weeks, this 8 song double LP acts as a complete listening experience, engrossed in the down beat primitive electronics of the past whilst pushing further into the self-created anti-beat world of today. Pulsing tones, off beat drums, melancholic vocals, and overall dark vibes characterize, but do not solely define what it is to truly trust in pain.

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Shadowlust – Trust In Pain [LIES035]

Shadowlust – LIES-018.5 [LIES018.5]

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Shadowlust is the project from Marquis Cooper aka Svengalisghost and Lili Schulder from the forthcoming LP “Trust In Pain”. Vamped-up appreciated hypnotic synth and luring sexy vocals courtesy of Schulder.

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Shadowlust – LIES-018.5 [LIES018.5]

Unsound Festival 2013 @ Kraków (Poland) 13-20.10.2013

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Beau Wanzer / Svengalisghost – CCCP 02 [CCCP002]

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After totally missing the incredible CCCP 01, we are happy to have finally tracked down some of this illusive heat.. get it quick. blistering tracks from Chicago’s Beau Wanzer and Svengalisghost.

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Beau Wanzer / Svengalisghost – CCCP 02 [CCCP002]

Svengalisghost – Vicious Circle [LIES022]

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After emerging from years of seclusion below the Chicago underground last year, Marquis Cooper aka Svengalisghost, returns with all new material recorded this winter somewhere between the woods of North Carolina and the streets of NYC. An advocate in creating what he calls the “Anti-Beat”, Cooper takes what he’s learned from the traditional machine experimentation of the early pioneers, reconstructs and retransmits the sounds which lie somewhere in the realm of unhinged synth punk or industrial forward-thinking beat electronics. These tracks are truly the essence of house, and a vicious circle it is.

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Svengalisghost – Vicious Circle [LIES022]

Hipodrome’s 2012 Review (Part II)

The second part of my review of 2012 is dedicated to the best events and performances I attended this year. Part I was published some weeks ago and includes the preferences of our followers.

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