AT-011 – V/A. – División Avanzada Independiente Vol.2 LP (Vinyl Ltd. to 320 copies) (Includes digital download code)
División Avanzada Independiente (D.A.I.) was a collective of musicians that was formed in the early 1980s in Valencia and could compare with similar movements such as the B.E.F. (British Electric Foundation) , its Member initial were Jose Luis Macias (Glamour, Tomates Electricos, Europa and Ultima Emación), Miguel F.Jim (Proceso Inverso, Psiko Psiko and Radio Klara), Fco.Jose Galán (Tomates Electricos, Fanzine and Fuegos Fatuos & Notre Dame) and Lino Oviano (Europa, Ultima Emoción and Fuegos Fatuos & Notre Dame).
The DAI was formed by groups concentrated in construction of sounds with electronic gadgets, drum machines, sequencers and synthesizers, the D.A.I. edit during the early 80’s several cassettes impossible to find today, we have selected and remastered the best tracks of that movement, presented in a limited pressing of 320 copies.
AT-010 – Breathing Age – A Place For Dreamers 1981-1982 LP (Vinyl Ltd. to 250 copies) (Includes digital download code)
Breathing Age was formed when Simon Champion (then Lawrence) approached his cousin Paul Seccombe in 1981 to add some lyrics and vocal melodies to some electro pop instrumentals he had recorded at his flat in Worthing, England. This compilation presents a selection of the total recordings made by the duo over 1981-82. Only 1 song, ironically the self named ‘Breathing Age’, did not survive due to cassette tape deterioration. These recordings have been remastered from archived cassette tapes. Enjoy the minimal electronic indie synth pop of this earlier demo recordings that highlight the influences of bands like Kraftwerk, OMD, Ultravox, Gary Numan and even Joy Division.
A selected collection of rare and hard to find tracks from the Spanish Synth Wave scene from the 80’s. All the material featured on the Niebla Densa – Spanish Synth Wave 1980-1987 LP has never been officially released before and most of these tracks should be considered as demos although some bands had the chance to record them on cassette or reel-to-reel for very limited or failed editions, this compilation is the result of a long period of searching and restoring rare gems of the Spanish 80’s Synth wave, presented in a limited vinyl edition with only 300 copies, includes insert with detailed information regarding all the bands featured, YHVH, Justine, Falsa Pasión, Muzak, Zincpirithione, Fluido Vital, Dix Ferro, Tripode + Tercio, Esmalte Sintético , Galess, y Al Fondo A La Izquierda.
AT-008 El Guerrillero Rojo – Manifiesto LP 1983-1984
(Vinyl Ltd. to 265 copies – 105 copies in red vinyl & 160 copies in black vinyl)
In 1983 the spanish musician L.G.Aleman involved in rock bands like “Arquitran” and “Cebras” with Domingo (Neonada y Atentados & T.V.Sovietica) decides to work only with synths in the projects “El Guerrillero Rojo” , “Fluido Vital” and “H_C”, the same year appears the cassette “El Guerrillero Rojo” in the fanzine “La Razon de la Discordia” now remastered for this vinyl edition including unreleased material. Gear used: Roland TR-606, Roland TB-303, Farfisa organ compact combo, Roland SH-101. Minimal Synth from Valencia (Spain)
AT-007 Mesh – Cenotaph 2xLP (Vinyl Ltd. to 265 copies.)
MESH started around 1980, in Geneva, Switzerland, It was a two member band with a drum machine jumping from sordid, slow and dark numbers to two minutes almost punk ones, they self-produced in 1986 “claustrophobia” a rare and impossible to find LP with superb synthpop and darkwave gemms, now re-edited and re-mastered in this 2xLP including the unreleased material from the Onkalo sessions from 1987-1988.
Gear used: Roland TR-808 , Boss Dr 55, Sequential Circuit DrumTraks , Kawai RX100 , Roland SH-101, Korg Poly 800, Sequential Circuit Pro One , Yamaha DX7 and Roland Juno 60.
AT-006 T.V. Sovietica – Maquetas y Demos 1983-1984 LP (Vinyl Ltd. to 320 copies)
T.V. Sovietica was an exploratory sound project from Valencia (Spain) developed in 1983 in the postpunk era of the early 80’s which built on the work of “Neonada y Atentados”.
From these beginnings evolved a brief, dark and unsettled trajectory based on sound effects inspired by electronic German music with influences from the artistic vanguard analogy (Satie, “Musique Concrete” and minimalism) The darkest, most introspective postpunk, radicalising with its’ experimentation, moving towards “industrial”, “anti-music” styles.
The essence of its’ sound combines the use of guitars and electric bass with electronic instruments (Yamaha CS-15, Korg MS-10, Boss DR-55 , etc) , acoustic percussion, mechanical elements and vocals. Confronting frequencies elaborated from improvised riffs with vocal expression.
Of the same generation as bands such as Esplendor Geometrico and Aviador Dro.
The lost model, now recovered in this work demonstrates the beginnings of Spanish synthpop with “Contacto Telepatico”. The influence of New Wave in “La matanza de los bebes foca”, moving towards the conceptual project “Islandia” to which the majority of the themes belong, “ Oxido en tus ojos” (1984) draws to a close a period of work for the band, probably in its’ most corrosive moment.
AT-003 Grupo Q – Back Up LP (Vinyl limited edition 320 copies)
Grupo Q was formed in 1981 by Fernan Carmona (ex-Bola) one of the pioneers of the Spanish electronic music, “back up” is a compilation of the first works never edited. For fans of Ultima Emocion/Europa, Fanzine, Aviador Dro or Oviformia Sci. 12 original remastered minimal-synthpop songs from 1981 to 1983.