In the following you can find our two new cds in March and one new T-Shirt.
Pre-sale has started 13th March. Official release date: 19th March 2015.
Tickets for FORMS OF HANDS 15 are still available at www.formsofhands.de.
FORMS OF HANDS 15 24th – 25th April 2015 Förderturm Bönen – Germany
WINTERKÄLTE . AH CAMA-SOTZ . ANCIENT METHODS . SYNTH-ETIK
S.K.E.T. . MASCHINENKRIEGER KR52 VS. DISRAPTOR . TOTAKEKE
13TH MONKEY . WIELORYB . ILLEGAL TRADE . NORM
SYLVGHEIST MAËLSTRÖM . YURA YURA . SUPERSIMMETRIA
ILLEGAL TRADE . cd . Acid For The Royal Family
SUPERSIMMETRIA . cd . Kosmogonie
16PAD NOISE TERRORIST . Zeit . black t-shirt male/female
Our last releases are still in stock:
WINTERKÄLTE 2lp+cd lim. edition
CERVELLO ELETTRONICO cd-ep lim. edition
SYNTECH 2cd lim. edition
16PAD NOISE TERRORIST cd
HANDS . HANDS SAYS NOISE . black t-shirt male/female
WINTERKÄLTE . pylon No1 . black t-shirt male/ female
WINTERKÄLTE . pylon No2 . white t-shirt male/female
NULLVEKTOR . Marathonmann . black t-shirt male/female
SATURMZLIDE . Lazercowboys . black t-shirt male/female
HANDS . HANDS logos . navy blue hooded zip male/ female
All textiles are available in female s m l (xl) and male s m l xl xxl.
A HANDS stand will be available in March at following festivals:
14th March KRACHBAR in Oberhausen
GEISTFORM . HEIMSTATT YIPOTASH and more
21st March – DARK DANCE in Lahr
GREYHOUND . NULLVEKTOR . PHASENMENSCH and more
27–28th March – ELEKTROANSCHLAG 2015 in Altenburg
PROYECTO MIRAGE . SHORAI . 13PNT16MNKY . TRACKOLOGISTS and more
All prices plus postage. Send us your order – we tell you the total amount.
Pre-orders / Orders can be done over:
Out on HANDS 19th March:
ILLEGAL TRADE Acid For The Royal Family cd
HANDS D218 Hands Paper Pack 13 euro
HANDS presents the new side-project of Ambassador21, lined up to pay homage to the unrestrained kind of industrial music that influenced Natasha and Alexey to start it all. The result is everything but retro though, a contemporary, yet extra hard approach at industrial hardcore crossbreed, nine tracks gripping you firmly with their rhythmic impact and a seamless stream of little elements of sound. Thus, over the nearly 50 minutes of the album’s duration, suspension is held high effortlessly, like witnessing a fast-motion time lapse caused by the speed of sound. What can be harder than Ambassador21? Illegal Trade!
Having established an international crossover audience for their digital hardcore main outfit Ambassador21, the couple from Belarus has also left its mark with the more rhythm noise-based side-project Suicide Inside. Now Illegal Trade seems a perfect addition, a contemporary take at what is hot on the underground dance floor: combining sweeping drum’n’bass elements and brutalist breakcore with agitating hardcore thumps.
During its just under 50 minutes of playing time, “Acid for the Royal Family” never goes through a low, there’s a constant rush of breaks, build-ups and distortion, plus an undercurrent of chiptune/arcade game style melodies and sparsely used (mostly explicit) samples demanding your attention – and physical reaction.
Truly impossible to point out single tracks, you should definitely not miss the wobble bass and majestic grandeur of the title track or the ravy allusions of “Zoom”, but then you’ll discover tiny special signatures in every track. So don’t believe the hype and immerse yourself in the teen-spirited rush of energy that the intake of “Acid for the Royal Family” will cause!
1. Olga is Dead
2. Acid for the Royal Family
3. Lucky Junkies
4. Go Home
5. Space Hunter
6. Cold Cash War
7. Ripping Reality
Supersimmetria Kosmogonie cd
HANDS D219 Hands Paper Pack 13 euro
Supersimmetria, the project of Berlin-based German-Italian sound artist Armando Alibrandi, has already raised some eyebrows with his previous two releases operating in the realm of dark electronica and IDM. Now on HANDS, he presents a pleasantly homogenous album, revolving around the origin of the universe, and bringing together immersive, pulsating, soundtrack-like and dubby space atmospheres and downtempo technoid and club-friendly beats, concluded with a Geistform remix that emphasizes the grittier, distorted aspects of sound. “Kosmogonie” is highly enjoyable 78-minute mission that any serious electronic music lover should happily embark on.
With his first for HANDS, Supersimmetria follows somewhat of a tradition of space-themed albums on the label, the most recent examples having been provided by SaturmZlide and Syntech. On “Kosmogonie”, one finds the most outright, almost-soundtrack-like interpretation of the topic, a combination of bleeps, spherical segments and otherworldly sounds. And then there’s of course the rhythm, steady and resolutely straight, yet never oppressive or superimposing, always remaining below the 130bpm mark. The dark and saturated, industrial-tinged and technoid result is most obviously influenced by the fact that Armando has been living in Berlin for a few years now – no sense denying its connection to the contemporary Berghain sound.
Nevertheless, through its conceptual orientation, “Kosmogonie” has a very unique (and timeless) identity, right in between its physical appeal and a thorough recommendation for armchair listening as well. Where science meets its limits, man must resort to mythology to find answers!
2. Casimir Effect
3. Solar Flare
7. Spatial Coherence
9. No Signal
10. Eridanus Supervoid
12. Made of Stardust
13. No Signal (Geistform Remix)