Filmmaker – Discordian Disco [PHXS10]

Filmmaker sharing some mythical and magical sounds on the latest Phormix release. Dystopian panoramas have been a recurrent panorama on Filmmaker’s tracks and for this work the direction focused on some core elements like the entropy and chaos magic to bring a musical tribute to the goddess Eris. Filmmaker’s birth name, Fauns (derived from Faunus) has surrounded his life with inspiration from greco-roman mythology so all the energy put on ‘Discordian Disco’ is fed by the multicontextual universe and synchronicities that shaped it into a memorable tape. During the days off his touring in New Zealand, Faunes stayed in Wellington, city where these 10 tracks were recorded using his Deluge, motivated by how the other artists on this tour developed various uses and styles for this instrument also crafted in that land. The result is a collection of wave grooves and lo-fi creamed melodies which also included a special collaboration with the Belgian producer Naomie Klaus (ex Laura Palmer) on the track ‘Golden Apple’ where she delivered both male and female vocals with lynchian tones and tribal vibes. Besides the symbolism of this release, Filmmaker wants to dedicate this album to his most eclectic listeners for highlighting the soul reflected on the music since the beginning. Discordian Disco aims to cause a unique remembrance on the auditory memory of anyone who listens to it from start to finish as is the last Filmmaker’s full-length on this 2020.

Filmmaker – Discordian Disco [PHXS10]

VA – Still Life [VEYL017]

JENSEN INTERCEPTOR/CARDOPUSHER/LOKIER/MORAH/RANDSTAD/EMPIRE STATE - Still Life

Veyl introduces a new series called ‘Still Life’ inspired by photographs by Tomaso Lisca. For the first edition we’re thrilled to welcome Jensen Interceptor, Cardopusher and Lokier for an electro-heavy A side, while Morah, Randstad and Empire State fathom the depths of the more leftfield side of the label on the flip.

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VA – Still Life [VEYL017]

R Gamble – Sever The Ties [PSR006]

R GAMBLE - Sever The Ties

Starting the new decade strong, the French label Public System Recordings debut R Gamble with his much anticipated EP, ”Sever The Ties”. Hailing from Memphis, TN and now functioning out of Brooklyn, R Gamble has been a staple of the New York underground for nearly ten years. This record presents you 5 original tracks and a remix, all ridden with infectious mechanical rhythms laced in haze, abrasive synth lines accompanied by metallic vocals doused in reverb. For the remix, Gotham luminary Shawn O’Sullivan returns to his ”Vapauteen” project, providing an intoxicating and dizzying groove for those ”lost in the fog” moments.

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R Gamble – Sever The Ties [PSR006]

Nehuen – Psyops Part One [LR017]

NEHUEN - Psyops Part One

Nehuen is an Argentinian born but Barcelona based artist who is notorious for his abrasive dance floor workouts on I Love Acid, BNR Trax and the Classicworks label he co-owns with Cardopusher. Nehuen’s Psyops kicks off with the excellent title track, which contorts acid and electro into a writhing monster filled with dark energy. The visceral ‘Toxic’ is built on slapping hits and spangled basslines that will tie you in knots as the bumping drums drive things forward. The late-night menace continues on ‘Bailar’, with tight synth arps layered up in robotic forms over clunky drums that are industrial and futuristic in equal measure. Last but not least, the eerie ‘Desire’ strikes a more twisted note with double kicks juddering beneath echoing hits. It’s pure, filthy, brilliant body music.

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Nehuen – Psyops Part One [LR017]

Legowelt – Pancakes With Mist [NW025] [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Legowelt with another free offering on his Nightwind Records. Written, performed and produced by Danny Wolfers at the North Sea Institute For the Overmind Scheveningen Holland. Across the ten tracks, you will find shades of house, electro, techno and Italo but what most notably ties them all together is Legowelt’s signature use of distortion. The album is dripping in Lo-Fi tactics and features plenty of vocal work throughout.

Legowelt – Pancakes With Mist [NW025] [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Lausen – Glorius Box Dates [FE037]

LAUSEN - Glorius Box Days

Furthur Electronix brings back an essential analog acid album by Lausen. Released in 1995 on Drop Bass Network, includes remastered versions of ”Dry Ray” and ”Acid Inhaler” from the ”Anti Static EP’.

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Lausen – Glorius Box Dates [FE037]

Stojche – Thug Life [INFILTRATE06]

STOJCHE - Thug Life

Stojche is a Berlin-based veteran of labels ranging from Dogmatik right up to a.r.t.less and Tangible Assets, and he’s already had a strong 2020 with drops on Sungate and Grounded In Humanity. Now he comes to Infiltrate with some electro-wired sure shots that keep the tempo up, the synth work bold and the moods intense. “Trauma” rides on rich pads and a harmonious monosynth lead, while “Phobia” takes things freakier with some rapid fire percussion and icy stabs. “Thug Life” keeps the pressure up on the flip, albeit with some dubby melodic flex to temper the rabid beats. “Conflict” completes the set with deep-diving top lines and a decidedly nasty low end squelch you could lose your shoes in.

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Stojche – Thug Life [INFILTRATE06]

VA – Lost & Found Vol. 1 [DED-1]

Dark Entries presents their first digital-only compilation, featuring reissued rarities and new songs from 10 key artists on the label (Bézier, Bill Converse, Billy Nightmare, Borusiade, Doc Sleep, Group Rhoda, Magnus II, Max Mann, Patrick Cowley and Sepehr).

VA – Lost & Found Vol. 1 [DED-1]

Alessandro Adriani & Cosimo Damiano – Neurodreamers [PNKMN38]

Italian dark electronics aficionados Alessandro Adriani and Cosimo Damiano come together for a debut collaborative EP on Pinkman. Belonging to different generations but both deeply influenced on one side by “the Sound of Rome”, with pioneers like Gabriele Rizzo, Leo Anibaldi and Lory D, and on the other side by the raw electro Dutch legacy of Bunker Records, the two strike a golden middle of their styles with a clanging, raw and packed to the brim with coarseness electro-techno hybrid. Inspired by the cyber dystopia narratives, ‘Neurodreamers’ reflect on the hi-tech surveillance and the promise of AI which unfolds itself into the prospect of dehumanization. Taking the listener through turmoil and anger, the brutish 4-tracker weave the elements of grubby baselines, coarse synths and erratic percussions with the brain-melting hints of acid and Alessandro Adriani’s own recorded vocals.

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Alessandro Adriani & Cosimo Damiano – Neurodreamers [PNKMN38]

VA – Wave Earplug No.4 [4MGLP17]

The fourth part of the Wave Earplug series trying to support the underground wave scene across Europe. This time artists come from Albania, Canada, Germany, France, Colombia, Slovakia, Sweden, Belgium and Hungary.

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VA – Wave Earplug No.4 [4MGLP17]

Absolut Unity – Persistence [TREAT02]

Absolute Unity is the new Dance Music project from Ryan Grieve, a cofounder of Hole In The Sky Records. Ryan has produced as one half of bands Canyons, Fred Cherry and Heart People, among others, with releases on labels DFA Records, Modular Recordings, Universal Music, Warner Music, Hole in the Sky & I’m A Cliche. Returning from the haze of major record label obscurity and confusion, Absolute Unity is a return to roots with a focus on simple, raw sounds aimed for DJs to play to dance floors.

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Absolut Unity – Persistence [TREAT02]

Scientific Dreamz Of U ‎– Self Assembly Of Myriad Heterostructures [PBD16]

Scientific Dreamz Of U debuts on Pinkman’s Broken Dreams white label series. Merging elements of punk-tinged industrial and atmospheric mutant techno, Self Assembly Of Myriad Heterostructures spins the listener into a swarming vortex, where a blistering array of harsh tones oscillate between deteriorating vocals. On the flip, the record includes a remix by Pinkman favorite Mick Wills and a forward driving Dance Mix. Limited to 100 copies, for the true night-wanderers out there.

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Scientific Dreamz Of U ‎– Self Assembly Of Myriad Heterostructures [PBD16]