‘Exploitation’ is the new film by Dutch independent filmmaker Edwin Brienen. Enfant Terrible produced the soundtrack for this gothic-noir satiric fesco. 90 minutes of music to be enjoyed both as true soundtrack as well as a sequel to previous Enfant Terrible compilations… but more dramatic and ritualistic in the way the record is building up… it will please fans of minimal electronics and (post) industrial music but also moves into different styles such as idm, tekno, angst pop and chanson… while always keeping a dark and cold mood and/or dream state feeling throughout… A little more about Edwin Brienen… he enjoys poking at sensitive subjects of our post 9/11 era and post-postmodern period: religion, sex, and politics; from fundamentalist islam to the prudish christianism, through exuberant homosexuality, and the delusion of formated heterosexuality. This provocateur brings together in his artwork many contradictory features. The innocence that can be perceived in some of his movies is incongruous with his characters' excessive violence and inconsiderate nihilism. But this is just an apparent contradiction. What unites his movies is Brienen's frankness with which he displays a corrupt system. The honesty and instantness of his films risk to be mistaken for a lack of subtlety, but are in fact the striving for total freedom of expression. A little more about the film… “Exploitation” uses the so-called ‘mise en abyme’ principle and shows a fictitious film in the film, called “Apocalypse, Part 3”: a breathtaking ‘Abendland’ of dreamy pictures and nightmarish visions. It’s all there: baphomets, paganism, bizarre costumes. Especially some old-time obsessions of the director are highly celebrated here: the esthetics of Death in June, the works of painter Arnold Böcklin, or Aleister Crowley’s Thelema spirituality. The film had its premiere at the Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival in October 2012. Release date: mid November 2012 Cat. nr: Enfant23 Format: vinyl 2 x LP File under: soundtrack / minimal electronics / industrial music
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*Lange war es still um eine der genialsten Combos aus der Welt der alternativen Unterhaltungselektronik. Mit ihrem pragmatischen Mix aus dicken Beats, ungebändigter Experimentierfreude, gezielter Provokation und einer ganz großen Portion Gaga nahmen die italienischen Electro-/EBM-Pioniere von Pankow immer eine Sonderstellung in der Szene ein. Tanzbar … ja. Chaotisch und kaputt … aber hallo! Stinkefinger, herausgestreckte Zunge und ein satter, elektronischer Tritt in den Allerwertesten … auch 25 Jahre nach ihrer ersten Veröffentlichung haben Pankow auf „Hogre“ nichts von ihrer Einzigartigkeit eingebüßt. In Eigenregie und unter den Händen findiger Remixer (u.a. Plastic Noise Experience) sind die Italiener auf ihrer neuen EP wieder alles, bloß nicht vorhersehbar. Ein fast 10-minütiges Stampfer-Epos (Don’t Follow), das beweist, dass auch krachende Industrial-Beats und ein hymnischer Ohrwurm mitunter gute Freunde sein können, eine wummernde Ode an den Alkoholmissbrauch im Old-School-EBM-Sound (Das Wodkachaos), dunkle Wuchtbrummen, minimalistische Lärm-Pop-Songs, Electroclash – erlaubt ist, was gefällt, Hauptsache, es kracht. Ist das EBM? Industrial Pop? Electro-Rock? Mitsing-Lärm? Old School? New School? Any School? Frankly, my dear… we don’t give a fuck! Wegweisend… wie immer! „Hogre“ ist auf 666 Stück limitiert und erscheint in einem handnummerierten, edlen Digipak.
*english version:** *It’s been quite a while since we last heard from one of the most ingenious bands from the realm of alternative electronic entertainment. Sporting a pragmatic mix of big beats, the unbridled urge to experiment, purposeful provocation and a big hunk of pure gaga, the Italian Electro-/EBM-pioneers Pankow have always held an exceptional position in the scene. Club compatible… yes. Mad and strange… you bet! Showing the finger and sticking out their tongue at everything that moves while simultaneously lunging out with a massive, electronic butt kick … Pankow have not lost a single bit of their uniqueness on “Hogre”, although it has been some 25 years since their first release came out. Be it on their own or at the hands of resourceful remixers (among them Plastic Noise Experience), the Italians remain anything but predictable. An epic 10-minute-stomper (Don’t Follow) that sets out to prove that noisy Industrial-beats can be a good partner for a catchy, anthemic tune, a thudding ode to alcohol abuse on the backbeat of a glorious Old-School-EBM-tune (Das Wodkachaos), dark onslaughts of fat Electronica, minimalistic Noise-Pop-songs, Electroclash – anything goes, as long as it’s hitting hard. Is this EBM? Industrial Pop? Electro Rock? Catchy cacophony? Old school? New school? Any school? Frankly, my dear… we don’t give a fuck! Ground-breaking… as always. “Hogre” is limited to 666 hand numbered copies and comes in a lavish Digipak!
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The pre-order for MAEROR TRI’s “Emotional Engramm” has just started and we’ve got a special gift for you. The reissue of a long-forgotten classic MAEROR TRI album with stunning new artwork and newly remastered sound. Back in 1997, it turned out to be the last album by this experimental trio of German droners composed of Stefan ‘Baraka’ Knappe, Martin ‘GLIT[s]CH’ Git and Helge Siehl. The former two later formed TROUM (Zoharum releases: “Autopoiesis / Nahtscato” and “Seeing-Ear Gods” (A Continuous Journey in Six Parts) and the latter 1000SCHOEN. During their nine-year existence, they recorded a handful of albums and cassettes with their unique mixture of minimalism, industrial, ambient and drone, exploring the brains of potential listeners. „Emotional Engramm” is MAEROR TRI ‘s most refined effort to date. After years ofexperimenting, the group came to a characteristic sound composed of layers of electrically/electronically-treated acoustic instruments. Their organic sound achieved the most accessible form on „Emotional Engramm”;. Clocking in at just under 80 minutes, the seven tracks presented here show Maeror Tri at its best. The reissue is presented in a lavish 6-panel digipak designed by Marcin Lojek (Ibsen Design, New Nihilism label, Mantichora and Schmerz bands) with a foreword by Martyn Bates (EYELESS IN GAZA). The album has been faithfully remastered by Lukasz Miernik (Dead Cat Mastering).
DIFFERENT STATE returns with their new album “The Frigid Condition” is composed of 10 new songs uncovering the new, surprising face of the project; yet, it is not deprived of the typical elements that Marek Marchoff has managed to get us accustomed to via Different State’s previous works. Their alchemical mixture of illbient, industrial and psychedelia is most visibly experienced on this particular album. Loads of new elements were added to Vera Beren – the new band member. Not surprisingly, John Kilgore, the engineer of the album (known as a Frank Zappa collaborator amongst others), left its significant mark on “The Frigid Condition”. If you are ready to plunge into the cold, degenerate and claustrophobic world of Different State – this album will engage you for many hours. “The Frigid Condition” will be available in two editions: – regular – a digipak CD – deluxe – limited to hand-numbered 50 copies, presented in a wooden box which will contain a digipak CD, a cassette with additional tracks, pins, stickers and postcards.
XAMBUCA is a group hailing from Asheville, NC. Chandra Shukla, using the moniker of XAMBUCA as his solo moniker as well as collaborations with many others, has released an album dedicated to the indigenous Ainu people of Northern Japan, Sakhalin Island and the Kuril Islands of the Northern Pacific. The album is entitled “カムィ” (read as: Kamuy); named after the main Ainu Bear God deity of the same name. This album along with XAMBUCA’s album released last year entitled Joulupukki are part of an ongoing indigenous trilogy of Northern Indigenous Peoples inspired music including the Saami, the Ainu and the Inuit. The Inuit named album, finalizing the trilogy, will be released next year.
The music however non-traditional Ainu music, electronic in form, intends to emanate Ainu archetypes and concepts with each track titled in the Ainu Itak language. XAMBUCA’s intention was to stay clear from dabbling with or insulting the traditions and heritage of the revered Ainu. Early next year will see the hard copy of this release available for purchase on vinyl, and proceeds from the album will go to the The Foundation for Research and Promotion of Ainu Culture “FRPAC.” You can also donate money via Bandcamp to this cause, and if you donate money now. that same money will go towards the FRPAC.
Listen and download the album for free from the XAMBUCA bandcamp page…
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