bRave: Maja Pa, Le Chocolat Noir & Ikonal @ Dekmantel Selectors 2022
Internal/External – 12 [KODE06]
Nation’s sublabel Kode presents a new project between Chicago’s visionary Traxx and Athens, Greece June Records label mates Tsampikos Fronas & Trenton Chase as External/Internal…a new wave electrabeat collaboration. This 1st 12” showcases 2 tracks with different energy and emotions drawing musical influence from the early 80s pre-proto sounds of alternative and progressive chemistry and also offbeat rhythms that creates tension of feelings in character and musical arrangements with vocals sung on both productions from Trenton Chase.
Scannoir – Through My Silence [FRV041]
After his appearance on Frigio Allstars Vol 3, Scannoir (also half member of the amazing GOTT project) delivers his first full length EP with “Through My Silence”. Emotive and raw, the style pursued blurs the lines between synth wave, EBM and techno.
VA – VV.AA 429 EP [VVAA429]
Waste Editions is back with a new compilation called 429 and once more, 4 new and colorful tracks were carefully chosen by the Andalusian label. The E.P is intentionally made up of four creative and admired artists. Besides and as is becoming the custom, these four diverse tracks are full of catchy melodies, touching arpeggios and powerful beats. Conscientiously, there is harmony between the four artists, Vortice Mortale, Imiafan, Asymetric80 and Undo & Casiowaves and without a doubt this compilation can show anyone no interest in trends and bet on music that the label loves and respects.
Staatseinde – Fehlerlinie [MR-090]
Medical Records releases the first full LP by Dutch cosmic explorers Staatseinde. Formed in 2006, Staatseinde have released a multitude of cassettes, singles as well as a CDR album in 2012. ”Fehlerlinie” represents the culmination of a very productive couple of years including stellar performances at the streaming IFM Fest, the release of compelling collaboration tapes and other releases. Though impossible to confine to a single genre or style, their music can be described as a captivating fusion of electro-pop, electro-clash and robotic punk/wave. Each and every track carefully chosen for this LP is a dancefloor ripper.
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Flood – Romeo EP [KROF03]
Flood’s new release on “Kein Rauch Ohne Feuer” provides a sinister soundtrack to Romeo’s descent into darkness. Flood makes use of a sound palette inspired by Italo Body Music including heavy drums, rough arpeggios and eery pads. Subtle, wavy vocal bits add to the structure and let both “Romeo” and “Sacrifice” grow into catchy yet functional club tracks. On the B-side, Greek producer Alpha Sect gives the title track a new spin and – while slowing down a bit – easily shakes the Capulets’ crypt with his interpretation.
Mick Wills ~ Sensor
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Italo Brutalo – Heartware LP [BD008]
A tale of paramount love for machines and the inextinguishable power of subjugation that lies in these button-studded boxes teeming with cabled bowels that feel so intimidating to the uninitiated, Italo Brutalo’s longed-for debut album “Heartware” is a 12-track voyage across 25 years of intense synth collecting, fiddling, composing and endless loving for audio synthesis and the art of how robots make human bodies jack. Throughout the twelve cuts that compose “Heartware”, a feeling of retro-gazing, candidly playful glee prevails.
Filmmaker – Latent Alters
New double album self released by Columbian artist Filmmaker on his bandcamp.Continue reading “Filmmaker – Latent Alters”
Skelesys – Epsilon EP [OR101]
Skelesys with a 4 tracks EP on Oráculo Records. All tracks have been specially remastered for long cut vinyl by Daniel Hallhuber at Young and Cold Studios (Germany).
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Grischerr – Perspektivwechsel EP [BAU017]
Cologne OG Grischerr has graced Neubau with an EP full of brutally honest analogue downtempo madness. As the title Perspektivwechsel suggests, the three-track release guides you to a different sonic perspective – in the most positive sense.
VA – Polyphonic Cosmos: Sonic Innovations In Japan (1980-1986) [C&D002]
Ever since he made his first trip to Japan to DJ, Optimo Music founder JD Twitch has been bewitched by Japanese music, and particularly the vibrant, imaginative, and often far-sighted sounds which emerged from the island nation during the 1980s. Now he’s put years of digging in Japanese record shops to good use on Polyphonic Cosmos, the latest release on his compilation-focused Cease & Desist imprint. Eight years in the making, Polyphonic Cosmos provides an endlessly entertaining musical snapshot of Japanese music of the early-to-mid ‘80s with all of the open-minded eclecticism and sonic twists that you would expect from the Glasgow-based DJ.
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VA – Síntomas de techno – Ondas electrónicas subterráneas desde Perú (1985-1991) [BR149]
This compilation presents for the first time various underground techno groups and projects that emerged in Lima in the mid-1980s. Projects such as Disidentes, Paisaje Electrónico, T de Cobre, Meine Katze Und Ich, El Sueño de Alí, Cuerpos del Deseo, Círculo Interior, Ensamble and Reacción were responsible for introducing styles such as techno-pop, EBM, industrial and minimal synth in Peru. Coinciding with the explosion of punk in Lima and the appearance of the so-called Rock Subterráneo [underground rock], these techno groups shared the same DIY spirit, performing in many punk concerts and even creating their own fanzines, and, above all, opening a space for other types of sonic experiences. Meine Katze Und Ich, El Sueño de Alí and Paisaje Electrónico were also the parallel projects of the members of Narcosis, the iconic punk band, one of the founders of Rock Subterráneo.
Violet Poison – Albatros EP [ESPER002]
For the second output of e s p e r p e n t o, Francesco Baudazzi evokes his enigmatic and esoteric side project Violet Poison.ESPER002. includes 5 original tracks plus a stomper remix by the Liber Null founder Unhuman.