Jun 292016
 
DORIC ‘Sleep Of Reason’ 10″ Pre-Order!
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DORIC ‘Sleep Of Reason’ 10″

Now available for pre-order!
Catalogue Number: PM17
Format: 10″
Edition of 300 copies

Peripheral Minimal is welcoming Doric to their quarters.

Doric is the moniker of the purist, Stathis Leontiadis (Human Puppets, Exetix, Plexiglas). Being involved in various avant garde/new wave music projects since 1996, intrigued by the ‘all’ analogue mentality of the late ’70s – early ’80s music field, he is passionatelly commited to vintage synths and machines, creating a very distinctive and specific style and considered by many as a “specialist”.

On this release,the main subject of the record is creative interplay. The first side (the “Asleep”side), includes songs, written by the artist alone, using sleep as a metaphor of loneliness and seclusion from the oppressive, everyday society that smothers anything unique under the struggle of daily routine. However, on the second side, Doric mutes his skeptic, internal monologue for a bit and collaborates with two very talented and like-minded artists, Pascal and Valisia Odell. Pascal (Foucault, Noisetoy, Ludmilla) is an ingenius multi-instrumentalist and an old friend of Doric and Valisia Odell (Phoenix Catscratch, Strawberry Pills, Father Breath) is one of the most charismatic voices in Greece, with a very distinctive and enchanting vocal hue.This friendship results to the second side (the “Awaken” side), a critical view of what our society translates into artistic and life success in general. A simplified formula that often leads to bury our most creditable truths, in order to become a pattern, easily readable and understandable by the masses.The overall essence of this record however concludes to a rather optimistic dream of a utopian reality,where everyone can create unobscured. The value of each effort can only be appreciated through time.

Limited to 300, black copies with the distincive “Doric” handmade artwork,a homage to the D.I.Y. Ethos, an infusion from the past but a promise of a future.

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Jun 282016
 

The Remix Wars series to be reissued on vinyl via Artoffact Records.

Artists include haujobb, :wumpscut:, Die Krupps, and Front Line Assembly.

Toronto, Canada–

The famous 1990s Remix Wars series, in which two artists remix each others’ tracks and release them on a split CD, is finally getting much-deserved vinyl reissues through Toronto-based Artoffact Records.
The series first launched in 1996 with the release of Strike 1: :wumpscut: vs. haujobb, and later installments included collaborations between Die Krupps and Front Line Assembly, as well as 16 Volt and Hate Dept. Each edition included three tracks by each artist.
The Artoffact reissues are fully authorized remasters and will each also include an essay by Sharon Kyronfive, former 21st Circuitry employee. 21st Circuitry pioneered the Remix Wars concept, and also released the first CD in the series. Later releases came from Cleopatra RecordsOff Beat, and Metropolis Records before the series folded in 1999. Sharon’s time at 21st Circuitry, and her experience as a writer, gives her a unique perspective from which to write confidentally about the Remix Wars’ influence and staying power.
Each record will be housed in a beautiful sleeve recreation of the original art, complete with silver-foil stamps over the iconic logos. The editions, planned for summer release, are as follows:
Strike 1: wumpscut vs. haujobb
Strike 2: Front Line Assembly vs. Die Krupps
Strike 3: 16 Volt vs. Hate Dept.

MUSIC STREAMS

Samples of all three Remix Wars on the Artoffact Soundcloud.
BAND INFO

:wumpscut: https://www.facebook.com/Wumpscut-110063409032139/
haujobb https://www.facebook.com/haujobbmusic/
Die Krupps https://www.facebook.com/diekruppsofficial/
Front Line Assembly https://www.facebook.com/frontlineassembly/
16 Volt https://www.facebook.com/16volt/
Hate Dept. https://www.facebook.com/HateDept/

 

Jun 282016
 

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The Remix Wars series to be reissed on vinyl via Artoffact Records.

Artists include haujobb, :wumpscut:, Die Krupps, and Front Line Assembly.

Toronto, Canada–

The famous 1990s Remix Wars series, in which two artists remix each others' tracks and release them on a split CD, is finally getting much-deserved vinyl reissues through Toronto-based Artoffact Records.

 

The series first launched in 1996 with the release of Strike 1: :wumpscut: vs. haujobb, and later installments included collaborations between Die Krupps and Front Line Assembly, as well as 16 Volt and Hate Dept. Each edition included three tracks by each artist.

 

The Artoffact reissues are fully authorized remasters and will each also include an essay by Sharon Kyronfive, former 21st Circuitry employee. 21st Circuitry pioneered the Remix Wars concept, and also released the first CD in the series. Later releases came from Cleopatra Records, Off Beat, and Metropolis Records before the series folded in 1999. Sharon's time at 21st Circuitry, and her experience as a writer, gives her a unique perspective from which to write confidentally about the Remix Wars' influence and staying power.

 

Each record will be housed in a beautiful sleeve recreation of the original art, complete with silver-foil stamps over the iconic logos. The editions, planned for summer release, are as follows:

 

Strike 1: wumpscut vs. haujobb

Strike 2: Front Line Assembly vs. Die Krupps

Strike 3: 16 Volt vs. Hate Dept.

 

MUSIC STREAMS

Samples of all three Remix Wars on the Artoffact Soundcloud.

BAND INFO

:wumpscut: https://www.facebook.com/Wumpscut-110063409032139/

haujobb https://www.facebook.com/haujobbmusic/

Die Krupps https://www.facebook.com/diekruppsofficial/

Front Line Assembly https://www.facebook.com/frontlineassembly/

16 Volt https://www.facebook.com/16volt/

Hate Dept. https://www.facebook.com/HateDept/

Jun 212016
 
This newsletter is dedicated completely to the FRONT 242 re-editions, of which part 2 (of 3) is now available for ordering in VERY limited quantities.
2016 – alfa matrix records Brussels (BE) – 20 June, 2016
Hi,
This newsletter is dedicated completely to the FRONT 242 re-editions, of which part 2 (of 3) is now available for ordering in VERY limited quantities ! It’s advised to place your order asap, because there will be no reprint.
FRONT 242 – “Geography” (deluxe anniversary limited BOX)

Vinyl sized ltd BOX (Vinyl LP + carton sleeve CD + exclusive bonus Vinyl LP + exclusive Vinyl 7” + bonus compilation CD + collector items)
For the celebration of their 35th anniversary year of existence in 2016, Belgian electronic music pioneers FRONT 242 decided to re-release several of their albums together with Alfa Matrix, their partner in crime over the last 15 years now…
For the occasion  “Pulse + Still & Raw” and “No Comment + Politics Of Pressure” will be re=released on vinyl and in a deluxe vinyl box edition, FRONT 242 also decided to re-release the rerecorded & remastered 2004 edition of their debut album “Geography” as a deluxe collector box edition. The vinyl-sized carton box features a military camouflage design with a spotted varnish printed FRONT 242 logo and a die-cut “2” across the upper cover (once assembled with the two other limited collector box sets released for the anniversary series, you get the “2-4-2” cut across the 3 box sets).
The “Geography” anniversary collector box is strictly limited to 1242 copies and includes the following items:
  • 1 x FRONT 242 “Geography” LP (black 180 gr vinyl)
  • 1 x FRONT 242 “Geography” CD carton sleeve (with 3 bonus tracks)
  • 1 x FRONT 242 “Geography limited” LP (black 180 gr vinyl) A collection of songs taken from the “Geography” sold-out limited 2CD box edition released by Alfa Matrix in 2004 including pre-FRONT 242 material under the PROTHESE and UNDERVIEWER monikers as well as special instrumental and aerial version of FRONT 242 early songs.
  • 1 x FRONT 242 “take one / see the future” (crystal transparent  7″ vinyl) An exclusive 7” single which could have been released back in the early days…!
  • 1 x V/A – Sounds From The Matrix 08 (carton sleeve CD) A bonus Alfa Matrix label compilation featuring 18 label mates of FRONT 242.
  • 1 x “front by front” lanyard (printed white on black)
  • 1 x « geography » laminated live pass
  • 2 x “Geography” posters on art paper (315 mm x 220 mm)
Originally released in 1982, FRONT 242’s debut album “Geography” was already re-released later in 2004 by Alfa Matrix in a fully remastered and remixed version using modern technology while staying faithful to the spirit of the original versions and augmented with the bonus track “He runs too fast for us” which did not appear on the original LP back in the early eighties.  It is this uplifted version of the album which today gets released on vinyl format. A true “classic” record in electronic music history which became such an influential album on the development of industrial / EBM music throughout the 80’s and far beyond and which constitutes the layers on which FRONT 242 was constructed.
Available:
FRONT 242 “Geography” Gatefold limited colour Vinyl LP (Blue + carton sleeve CD)
FRONT 242 “Geography” Gatefold limited colour Vinyl LP (Yellow + carton sleeve CD)
FRONT 242 “Geography” Gatefold limited colour Vinyl LP (Red + carton sleeve CD)
FRONT 242 “Geography” Gatefold limited colour Vinyl LP (Crystal Transparent + carton sleeve CD)
For the celebration of their 35th anniversary year of existence in 2016, Belgian electronic music pioneers FRONT 242 decided to re-release several of their albums together with Alfa Matrix, their partner in crime over the last 15 years now…
For the occasion “Pulse + Still & Raw” and “No Comment + Politics Of Pressure” will be re-released on vinyl and in a deluxe vinyl box edition; FRONT 242 also decided to re-release the rerecorded & remastered 2004 edition of their debut album “Geography” also on vinyl.
Originally released in 1982, FRONT 242’s debut album “Geography” was already re-released in 2004 by Alfa Matrix in a fully remastered and remixed version using modern technology while staying faithful to the spirit of the original versions.
It was augmented with the bonus track “He runs too fast for us” which did not appear on the original LP back in the early eighties.
It didn’t prevent the track to become a cult track ever since.
It is this uplifted version of the album which today gets released on vinyl. A true “classic” record in electronic music history which became such an influential album on the development of industrial / EBM music throughout the 80’s and far beyond and which constitutes the layers on which FRONT 242 was constructed.
On the left you can see the 4 versions which exist next to the black version in the above boxset.
Note that this vinyl LP is released in 4 different colors (Blue / Yellow / Red / Crystal Transparent), each color format strictly limited to only 242 copies.
A carton sleeve CD version of the “Geography” album is also inserted in each vinyl release with 3 bonus tracks: “Ethics”, “Principles”, “Body To Body”.
Available:
FRONT 242 – “Pulse + Still & Raw” anniversary collector box
For the celebration of their 35th anniversary year of existence in 2016, Belgian electronic music pioneers FRONT 242 decided to re-release several of their albums together with Alfa Matrix, their partner in crime over the last 15 years now… These remastered versions showcase FRONT 242’s innovative and unmatched sound in the best audio quality made possible by today’s audio technology.
For the occasion of the re-release of the “Pulse + Still & Raw” album, FRONT 242 also decided to release a deluxe collector box edition of “ Pulse”  (a judicious track-list selected by Daniel B. as a kind of DJ set…).
The vinyl-sized carton box features a military camouflage design with a spotted varnish printed FRONT 242 logo and a die-cut “2” across the upper cover (once assembled with the two other limited collector box sets released for the anniversary series, you get the “2-4-2” cut across the 3 box sets).
The “ Pulse” anniversary collector box is strictly limited to 1242 copies and includes the following items:
  • 1 x FRONT 242 “ Pulse” – Gatefold LP (black vinyl – 180 gr)
  • 1 x FRONT 242 “ Pulse” – Carton Sleeve CD (same track list as the vinyl LP)
  • 1 x FRONT 242 « live 2 » (carton sleeve CD)  Ancienne Belgique 89 . Front By Front : a professionally mixed exclusive15-track  live recording from the band’s concert at the legendary Ancienne Belgique in  Brussels – Belgium in 1989
  • 1 x FRONT 242 lanyard (white & red printed on black)
  • 1 x laminated « Pulse » live pass
  • 2 x FRONT 242 posters (315mm x 220mm)
  • 1 x V/A – “Sounds From The Matrix 017” (carton sleeve CD): an exclusive Alfa Matrix label compilation featuring 20 label mates of FRONT 242
“Pulse” was originally released in 2003 and is to date the last official studio album of FRONT 242. It gets marketed again this time as a double-CD with the “Still & Raw” Mini-Album as second disc.
Back in 2003, this album really took the FRONT 242 fanbase by surprise, breaking 10 long years of studio silence (besides some side-projects and other live recordings), revealing something new, different and once again absolutely ear-challenging, offering an inspiring look to the future of electronic music. Taking things further and pushing the limits of their machines, the legendary FRONT 242 showed that it was time to move on and that repeating their famous 80’s sound would have been unoriginal and in full contradiction with the band’s adventurous core spirit. “Pulse” being another work of pioneering electronic mastery on which creativity is genuinely abound. A sophisticated album on which the 242 team manipulates their instruments with unmatched dexterity, implementing synths and breakbeats in a quite unique and unpredictable way and bringing unmatched dark and passionate vocals in more subtle and melodic ranges never before demonstrated on FRONT 242 discs…
This is definitely an album that can only be appreciated fully after repeated listens. Simply lose yourself in the atmospheres and rhythms to really decipher and enjoy completely “Pulse” and its accompanying “Still & Raw” mini-Album.  So listen carefully…
Available for ordering:
FRONT 242 – Pulse + Still & Raw 2CD (Remastered)
 
For the celebration of their 35th anniversary year of existence in 2016, Belgian electronic music pioneers FRONT 242 decided to re-release several of their albums together with Alfa Matrix, their partner in crime over the last 15 years now… These remastered versions showcase FRONT 242’s innovative and unmatched sound in the best audio quality made possible by today’s audio technology.
“Pulse” was originally released in 2003 and is to date the last official studio album of FRONT 242. It gets marketed again this time as a double-CD with the “Still & Raw” Mini-Album as second disc.
Back in 2003, this album really took the FRONT 242 fanbase by surprise, breaking 10 long years of studio silence (besides some side-projects and other live recordings), revealing something new, different and once again absolutely ear-challenging, offering an inspiring look to the future of electronic music. Taking things further and pushing the limits of their machines, the legendary FRONT 242 showed that it was time to move on and that repeating their famous 80’s sound would have been unoriginal and in full contradiction with the band’s adventurous core spirit. “Pulse” being another work of pioneering electronic mastery on which creativity is  genuinely abound. A sophisticated album on which the 242 team manipulates their instruments with unmatched dexterity, implementing synths and breakbeats in a quite unique and unpredictable way and bringing unmatched dark and passionate vocals in more subtle and melodic ranges never before demonstrated on FRONT 242 discs…
This is definitely an album that can only be appreciated fully after repeated listens. Simply lose yourself in the atmospheres and rhythms to really decipher and enjoy completely “Pulse” and its accompanying “Still & Raw” mini-Album.  So listen carefully…
Available for ordering:

FRONT 242 – (Filtered) Pulse (LP Solid Gold + CD)

FRONT 242 – (Filtered) Pulse (LP Solid Purple + CD)
FRONT 242 – (Filtered) Pulse (LP Clear & Solid Purple + CD)
FRONT 242 – (Filtered) Pulse (LP Solid Yellow & Black + CD)
For the celebration of their 35th anniversary year of existence in 2016, Belgian electronic music pioneers FRONT 242 decided to re-release several of their albums together with Alfa Matrix, their partner in crime over the last 15 years now… These remastered versions showcase FRONT 242’s innovative and unmatched sound in the best audio quality made possible by today’s audio technology.
For the occasion of the re-release of the “Pulse + Still & Raw” album, FRONT 242 also decided to re-release a selection of these songs on vinyl format under the title “ Pulse” – judicious track-list order chosen by Daniel B. as a kind of DJ set… This Gatefold vinyl LP is released in 4 different colours (Solid Gold / Solid Purple / Clear & Solid Purple / Solid Yellow & Black), each colour format strictly limited to only 242 copies. (A carton sleeve CD version of the “ Pulse” album is also inserted in each vinyl release).
“Pulse” was originally released in 2003 and is to date the last official studio album of FRONT 242. It gets marketed again this time as a double-CD with the “Still & Raw” Mini-Album as second disc.
Back in 2003, this album really took the FRONT 242 fanbase by surprise, breaking 10 long years of studio silence (besides some side-projects and other live recordings), revealing something new, different and once again absolutely ear-challenging, offering an inspiring look to the future of electronic music.
Taking things further and pushing the limits of their machines, the legendary FRONT 242 showed that it was time to move on and that repeating their famous 80’s sound would have been unoriginal and in full contradiction with the band’s adventurous core spirit. “Pulse” being another work of pioneering electronic mastery on which creativity is  genuinely abound.
A sophisticated album on which the 242 team manipulates their instruments with unmatched dexterity, implementing synths and breakbeats in a quite unique and unpredictable way and bringing unmatched dark and passionate vocals in more subtle and melodic ranges never before demonstrated on FRONT 242 discs…
This is definitely an album that can only be appreciated fully after repeated listens. Simply lose yourself in the atmospheres and rhythms to really decipher and enjoy completely “Pulse” and its accompanying “Still & Raw” mini-Album.  So listen carefully…
* A carton sleeve CD version of this album is also included in each Vinyl with exactly the same track-list as featured on the Vinyl.
Available for ordering:
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