Mar 292017
 
Ghost Twin
Plastic Heart
Artoffact Records
19 May 2017
Combining roaring synthlines, dirty pulsing bass, dreamy guitar and a haunting vocal dichotomy where Baroque meets industrial. Produced by Maya Postepski (Austra, Tr/st, Princess Century) and Michael P. Falk (Head in the Sand, Les Jupes). Postepski also provides live percussion, drum machine programming, and additional vocals. Features 11 tracks imbued with occult aesthetics, including Blue Room, Not Our Time, Mystic Sabbath, The Haunt and Chymical Wedding.
“Retro sleaze ball synths buzz around eerie baroque vocals.” – Julijana Capone, Beatroute
Limited edition Chymical Blue vinyl. 200 copies worldwide. Comes with an insert.

Glamatron!
Only the Heart Beats…
Artoffact Records
19 May 2017
Formed around 1980 by punk rocker Rude van Steenes (ARSON) and Kurt LaPorte, GLAMATRON! is one of the best kept crate-digger secrets in the Canadian vaults. Their sole LP, Only the Heart Beats….Inside the Silence was self-released in 1981, and proudly showed its influences, Bowie, Roxy Music, Lou Reed, Marc Bolan & T-Rex, as well as early Ultravox, Wire and Magazine, on its sleeve. The band played several shows and made radio and television appearances, recorded a second album (which was shelved) and ultimately broke up in 1984. van Steenes and LaPorte then formed Vis-A-Vis, which was nominated for two awards and won the 1987 CASBY Award for Best Independent Artist.
This Artoffact Records reissue includes the entire Only the Heart Beats LP on Side A, while the unreleased album, Chrome Horizons, is released for the first time on Side B. van Steenes shares his memories of GLAMATRON! and the early New Wave scene on an insert included in the package.
The vinyl is available on black or collectors’ pink and also comes with an amazing fold-out poster. The CD edition includes bonus tracks not available on the vinyl, including live recordings from Toronto’s famous Rivoli club, as well as a band interview originally broadcast on CHUM-FM.