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Los Angeles synth act More Ephemerol consists of members Sea Fjerstad and Tamara Sky. Though the project has one previously released LP, "Fractal Bath", featuring an array of experimental compositions by Sea, the new material ditches all digital instruments and adds the voice and presence of Sky to the equation, establishing More Ephemerol as a […]
KILL YOUR BOYFRIEND release new video for "Elizabeth" Kill Your Boyfriend unveil an official video for "Elizabeth":https://youtu.be/-Cn_w-WmF2Q After unveiling their new song Elizabeth last week, Kill Your Boyfriend have released an official video for the track.The video, directed by Blau!, follows a woman’s gradual descent into a world of madness and hallucinations, represented by the […]
The listening of Pip‘s Possible Worlds, the one-take recording (without overdubs or editing) they recently dropped on the SOFA catalog, was a real pleasure to me and I cannot but recommend a check, even if you’re not a lover of improvisational sessions. Let’s discover it and this band by the words of their forgers, Torsten […]
Multi-genre artist Justin ‡ Symbol has released the official music video for "Trash Fire (ft. VoKillz & Angel Nightmare)". Directed & Shot by Ricky Rubinson, "Trash Fire" is off of the artist's new album, Candy Man. "On this album, I threw the rule book aside of what people think I am supposed to be. I […]
Waiting for the new album that will mark a decisive evolution in the sound of the Italian-French artist, Kaouenn returns with a single that is an unexpected gift! 'Les Hiboux' is an unexpected single: a track originally included in Kaouenn's self-titled debut album ('S/t' 2016, Ph37 SoundLab) – through which the musician had the chance […]
PAOLO TARSI A Perfect Cut in the Vacuum (無常 Anitya Records/Acanto) «The only legal trip you can take. A hypnotic sound experience. A perfect cut in the vacuum» “A Perfect Cut in the Vacuum” is the title of the new album by the Italian musician and producer Paolo Tarsi, released on his label Anitya Records […]
November 19, 2019 – Industrial bass artist SINthetik Messiah officially announces the release of a special collection of unreleased demo recordings. All proceeds go to DAV – Disabled American Veterans: a leading non-profit organization that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families. Proceeds from The Day After Today will […]
Dunkelheit Productions officially announces the reissue of German cult harsh noise act CHAOS CASCADE's "Son Of The Void (Chapter I & II)." This is a re-release of the cult band's nihilistic 2018 EP. Nine tracks of nihilistic electronics – 40 minutes of alienation from substantiality, finally available on CD or vinyl. The whole material was carefully mastered at […]
Following the recent release of ‘Hoarse Songs’ (out on Field Radio), we had an interesting conversation with Andrew Poppy. The multifaceted English artist signed a unique body of work mixing acoustic and electronic sounds with language, visual images and performance disciplines. But let’s get deeper into his experience, his knowledge and his last record through […]
November 25, 2019 – Sextreme Disco band LORDS OF ACID has announced that they will be returning stateside with their MAKE ACID GREAT AGAIN TOUR. The legendary act will be joined by AESTHETIC PERFECTION, PRAGA KHAN, and MXMS March 13th in Los Angeles, CA, with the tour circling through the US, wrapping up April 15th […]
Now we have something to look forward to on Black Friday 11/29. Full length LP by Yobkiss! MR-084 $18Yobkiss (Paul Börchers) has been active for over a decade now with stunning releases on a multitude of modern labels. Never a dull moment on this well-crafted album. Best described as an emotive journey, YobKiss explores the regions […]
THE CAVE CLUB THE MOTH CLUB – VALETTE ST, HACKNEY E9FRIDAY 8TH NOVEMBER 2019 LIVE: FILM NOIR RESIDENT DJ'S:RHYS WEBB (THE HORRORS)TELEGRAM SAM London nightlife institution, The Cave Club will host its regular monthly spot at The Moth Club on Friday the 8th of November 2019. Resident DJs, Rhys Webb of The Horrors and long […]
TRANSELEMENT DEBUT ALBUM – ‘RURAL TUNINGS’RELEASED – CREEPING BENT ORGANISATION – 15TH NOVEMBER 2019 NEW VIDEO SHARE – ‘LOST IN AN EIDERDOWN’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTMtMAf_ixg&feature=youtu.be After nearly twenty years since the record’s conception, The Creeping Bent Organisation is delighted to announce, the long awaited release of the debut album by Lancashire hotpots Transelement. To coincide, the […]
October 29, 2019 – UK-based gothic rock band HER DESPAIR proudly announces the release of their new video, "The Exorcism." "The Exorcism" appears on HER DESPAIR's forthcoming EP, Exorcisms Of Eroticism available on November 22. For fans of: Sisters of Mercy, HIM, Fields of the Nephilim Check out the video HERE:https://bit.ly/36ig07P "The Exorcism" revolves around […]
Three years after releasing Sizike–U Zemlji Čuda With Lost DATA Tracks LP (featuring 6 songs from their original 1985 album U Zemlji Cuda, and 6 previously unreleased recordings of group DATA from 1981-1984 period), we discovered another amazing archive: Night Club 1985-86 LP, recorded for international market by the oddball queens Sizike and their leaders […]
“industrialpop…and the term industrial is not referred to the musical genre but to the industrial sector of our city” Amber Teaser is an electro combo from Taranto, the city of steel sea and amber lights. Sometimes melodic, sometimes jarring, the forthcoming album Human Ritual is a mix of synthpop, italodisco with a touch of kraftwerk […]
grischa lichtenberger »re: phgrp (reworking ›consequences‹ by philipp gropper’s philm)« grischa lichtenberger’s music stands for broken rhythms, for high-density manipulations that emphasize the digital and fractal nature of its working process. a mindset that grew closer to contemporary jazz in recent years. since free jazz, this genre also sought to overcome musical standards and looked […]
DEPECHE MODE ANNOUNCE MODE BOX SET The impact of Depeche Mode’s music on their fans, and the musical landscape as a whole, is undeniable. By constantly evolving and pushing boundaries, while staying dedicated to their identity, Depeche Mode have maintained credibility with longtime followers, attracted new fans and continually inspired countless other musical artists. As […]
October 15, 2019 – Canadian synthpop artist EVA X proudly presents her new digital-only EP, Electrowoman. Electrowoman was recorded and produced by Gaby Marie. It was mixed by Shane Stephenson and Chris Lacroix, and mastered by Chris Lacroix. EVA X is delighted to present two remixes as well, one of "Virtualsexua" l by Edmonton’s Virtual […]
October 16, 2019 – The undisputed inventor of dungeon synth, MORTIIS is set to unleash new music unto the world in the form of a release entitled Spirit Of Rebellion – a re-interpreted expansion and continuation of the 1994 Era I classic Ånden som Gjorde Opprør. Spirit Of Rebellion will be released on CD, vinyl […]
Cold Spring are proud to announce the long-awaited reissue of Coil’s 1992 album, presented on CD and, for the first time, on vinyl. “Stolen & Contaminated Songs” was recorded and produced by Coil in 1992. It is comprised of over 60 minutes of outtakes and unreleased songs, evolved during the recording sessions for their prior album, “Love’s Secret Domain”. […]
Janosch Moldau – Host[Janosch Moldau Records/Labels / The Orchard/Sony Music]Album release date [CD/Download/Streaming – in all stores!]: 22nd November 2019] The artist who likes to stage himself as one lost in reverie is famous for being one of the most tenacious and willful fighters on the electronic dance floors. Throughout the years, Janosch Moldau has […]
AMY STUDTNEW ALBUM – ‘HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE UNIVERSE’ LAUNCH SHOW – THE VICTORIA, LONDON E8 – 9TH OCTOBER 2019 RELEASED – CROCODILE LABORATORIES- OCTOBER 2019 To coincide with the release of her new album, Singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist, Amy Studt will perform live at The Victoria in Dalston at a special album launch […]
Now Up For Pre-Order: CLAVICVLA “Sepulchral Blessing” CD/LP (144th Cycle) CLAVICVLA “Sepulchral Blessing” CD/LP (144th Cycle)Black Ambient at its finest. Italy’s Clavicvla channels the cosmic void, the source and finality of all things manifest. A true sonic force that reverberates through the core, allowing to escape one’s physical form and delve deep without, where logic and […]
Los Angeles synth act
More Ephemerol consists of members Sea Fjerstad and Tamara Sky. Though
the project has one previously released LP, "Fractal Bath", featuring
an array of experimental compositions by Sea, the new material ditches
all digital instruments and adds the voice and presence of Sky to the
equation, establishing More Ephemerol as a strictly analog synth duo,
delivering a newly focused sound inspired by the likes of proto-new
wave/minimal wave favorites such as Experimental Products, The Modern
Mannequins, Turquoise Days, Oppenheimer Analysis, and early Human
'Cult Classics' discusses the human desire to be
accepted into groups of individuals who we feel completely outside of,
or invisible to. The lyrics focus on intrigue and the raw sort of
vulnerability within this rather universal desire.
their new song Elizabeth last week, Kill Your Boyfriend have released
an official video for the track. The video, directed by Blau!,
follows a woman’s gradual descent into a world of madness and
hallucinations, represented by the band’s sinister incursions. The
morbid obsession of the character with her loved one intensifies
throughout their relationship, until the tragic ending, in a mix of
ironic absurdity and a taste for the Italian horror classics of
Argento, Bava and Avati.
Elizabeth, the new single of Kill Your
Boyfriend, was released on Friday 29th November, by Depths Records.
The B-side features a remix by Preoccupations (formerly known as Viet
Cong) guitarist Daniel Christiansen.
The band, which formed in
Venice, Italy in 2011, is an artistic collaboration between
singer-guitarist Matteo Scarpa, standing somewhere in between a
doomsday teller and a possessed Rockabilly shouter, and drummer
Antonio Angeli, who perfectly sets the frantic and tachycardic pace
for the Noir and Post-industrial tales of his partner in
Multi-genre artist Justin ‡ Symbol has released the official music
video for "Trash Fire (ft. VoKillz & Angel Nightmare)". Directed
& Shot by Ricky Rubinson, "Trash Fire" is off of the artist's new
album, Candy Man.
"On this album, I threw the rule book aside
of what people think I am supposed to be. I took trap, metal,
goth/industrial, witch house, and techno and threw it in a blender.
All of my influences are present, and I am creating the album I would
most want to hear. 'Candy Man' is the soundtrack to my version of the
Apocalypse: it's colorful, it's sexual, it's psychedelic, it's dark
and it's fun at the same time. Why should the end of the world be
Waiting for the
new album that will mark a decisive evolution in the sound of the
Italian-French artist, Kaouenn returns with a single that is an
'Les Hiboux' is an unexpected single: a
track originally included in Kaouenn's self-titled debut album ('S/t'
2016, Ph37 SoundLab) – through which the musician had the chance to
perform in Italy, France, Belgium and Switzerland – the song is a
successful remix experiment by John Delive, producer coming from the
Rotterdam techno/trance scene and currently based in
Barcelona. Accompanied by a psychedelic video by Fabio
Cotichelli – Video Ex Machina (the creator of the previous video for
'Black Owl'), 'Les Hiboux' shows a new obscure, tantalizing and
well-made 'dancing mood', which immediately made a hole in the soul of
the author, always interested in beating unexplored paths from his
other projects in music. A gift for a friend.
"Les Hiboux was the first
song composed for my debut album, and, surely, it is one of the most
significant: directly inspired by the poem ‘The Owls' by Charles
Baudelaire – taken from ‘The Flowers of Evil' – highlights the
ambivalent nature of these animals, ancient and mysterious idols,
owning a wisdom from which the common man is excluded, and, at the
same time, maximum representatives of the darkness. Compared to them
man is a fragile shadow.”
Kaouenn is a creature born in 2014
from the imagination of an expatriated Italian musician in France.
Active since the early 2000s in various bands such as Butcher Mind
Collapse, Lebowski and Jesus Franco & The Drogas, the solo project
Kaouenn debuts in 2016 with the eponymous album which is well received
by European critics. At the base there is the need to stage a
multi-sensory and hypnotic show, based on musical and visual
performance, with an oblique approach between genres: psychedelia,
electronic, post-punk, trip-hop, new-wave, exotica,
Credits & Tracklist Kaouenn | Vocals,
guitars, synthesizers, samples, programming Remixing and mastering:
John Delive @ Bessel Sound Studio, Barcelona (ES)Recording and
editing: Kaouenn @ Ph37 Soundlab, Nice (FR) Artwork and layout:
Kaouenn Music: KaouennLyrics: adaptation of the poem ‘Les
Hiboux’ by Charles Baudelaire, taken from ‘Les Fleurs du Mal’,
English translation by William Aggeler (Fresno, CA: Academy Library
Guild, 1954)Video: Fabio Cotichelli / Video Ex MachinaPhotos:
Side A: Les Hiboux Remix Side B: Les
Hiboux Remix (Video Edit)
«The only legal trip you can take. A hypnotic sound experience. A perfect cut in the vacuum»
“A Perfect Cut in the Vacuum” is the title of the new album by the Italian musician and producer Paolo Tarsi, released on his label Anitya Records in collaboration with Acanto. The album was released a few weeks after the success of the single “Seven Nights Awake”, which was released in collaboration with the producer Francesco Novara, and climbed the Swedish iTunes charts, reaching seventh position (Top Songs Electronic).
The 21 tracks on this new release – which consists of two CDs – pulsate towards a climax where ever more intense sounds follow one another, as if in an immense celestial dance. Ambient sounds merge with Kosmische Musik and progressive, via techno and electro, peaking in the irresistible universe of synth pop.
The first CD, entitled “Unique Forms of Continuity in Sound”, features ideas from “Furniture Music for New Primitives”, the solo debut album released for Cramps and unanimously accepted as one of the best records of 2015.
It’s a sound investigation that explores the sense of anxiety of the emptiness innate in human nature, a Horror Vacui that the early inhabitants of the Earth tried to fill by reproducing images of everyday scenes on the bare walls of caves. This is exactly the opposite condition to that faced by mankind today, completely saturated with media inputs corresponding to an excess of stimuli, generating a sort of Horror Pleni – a horror of overflow – in contrast to the ancient Horror Vacui of prehistoric man.
In contrast the second CD “Artificially Intelligent”, moves in the direction of an increasingly accentuated digitization, through a panorama of synthetic sounds. It addresses the ever-current theme of artificial intelligence, in perfect balance between experimentation and pop attitude.
Paolo Tarsi (1984) is a composer of electronic and chamber music. He writes for the theatre and video art, working regularly with visual artists, DJs, film-makers, galleries and contemporary art museums. He specialized in composition with the Oscar award winner Luis Bacalov and collaborates with musicians from the sophisticated avant-garde, as well as with leading figures in the electronic, jazz and rock scenes (Esecutori di Metallo su Carta, Calibro 35, Litfiba, CCCP, CSI, Diaframma, Area). His compositions have been performed in classic locations of contemporary music such as the Spectrum in New York and he has made music for video art and installations presented at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum in Coventry (UK), as well as at the last editions of the Athens Digital Arts Festival (Greece) and Synthetic Mediart Festival (Taipei, Taiwan). In 2018, he published his first book, entitled “L’algebra delle lampade” (“The Algebra of Lamps”), available from Ventura.
A Perfect Cut in the Vacuum: collaborations & special guests
“A Perfect Cut in the Vacuum” features artists who have contributed to reshaping the aesthetic canons of an musical revolution. This begins with some legends of electronics, such as the violinist Hoshiko Yamane from Tangerine Dream with and the renowned keyboardist Steve Schroyder, as well as Lothar Manteuffel of Elektric Music and three former Kraftwerk members: Emil Schult, Eberhard Kranemann and Fernando Abrantes.
The presence of the latter is particularly significant when we consider that, during the course of his career, the brilliant Düsseldorf group was engaged in collaborations with stars such as David Bowie, the band’s first supporter before the media, and also with Michael Jackson (the greatest star on the planet would apparently have liked to entrust the production of “Thriller” to Kraftwerk, but this was then passed into the hands of Quincy Jones).
Still others come from equally important and significant experiences, such as King Crimson, Tuxedomoon, Henry Cow, National Health, Area, Afterhours, Ulan Bator, Rheingold, along with session men who recorded alongside Brian Eno (“Here Come the Warm Jets”), Radiohead (“Amnesiac”), Soft Machine (“Third”, “Fourth”), Bryan Ferry, Neu!, faUSt, Ash Ra Tempel, Caravan, Hatfield and the North, as well as some of the main protagonists of the electronic scene and contemporary music, such as Robin ‘Scanner’ Rimbaud, DJ Ralf, Andrea Tich, Valerio Cosi, Alek Hidell, Violres and Fauve! Gegen A Rhino.
Bad Consumers: the exhibition
“Bad Consumers” is the title of the exhibition that anticipated the release of the album “A Perfect Cut in the Vacuum”, previewing the artwork and videos made by Luca Domeneghetti, Roberto Rossini and Emil Schult – artist, musician and co-author of songs such as “Talk” by Coldplay and designer of some of Kraftwerk‘s biggest hits (including “Autobahn”, “Radio-Activity”, “Trans-Europe Express” and “Computer World”) – with the involvement of Ahmed Emad Eldin, author of the album cover “The Endless River” by Pink Floyd. The exhibition ran from July 12th to 29th 2018 in the prestigious Doge’s Palace in Genoa and was documented in the catalogue “Bad Consumers” (Ventura Ed.). It included graphic scores, video art, as well as artwork and video clips made to accompany previous works.