Apr 122018
 

WHITE RING ANNOUNCES GATE OF GRIEF LP
THEIR FIRST RELEASE IN EIGHT YEARS
OUT JUNE 22 ON ROCKET GIRL RECORDS
STREAM THE FIRST SINGLE ‘LEPROSY’ HERE


                                                                                           

“Fantastically dark as it fuses slo-mo hip-hop and distorted trance its scare comes in how seductive if it is.”
Loud & Quiet 

“Less shoegazers-on-codeine, more Fuck-Buttons-go-mad-in-a-crypt.”
Time Out
                                                                                                                    

Leprosy is the first single proper to be taken from the debut album Gate Of Grief by WHITE RING. Dark, brooding, abrasive and ethereal all at once, the track draws from a varied and challenging palette, steeped in existential dread. It was the first song they wrote for the album, as Bryan Kurkimilis explains; “This song was the first time we really wanted to start exploring aggression in our music.”
Gate Of Grief arrives a full eight years since WHITE RING’s benchmark EP, Black Earth That Made Me, which sold out almost instantly, making their records some of the most highly sought after on the underground scene and earning them a cult following across the globe. It was reissued by Rocket Girl in 2011 and still continues to sell in voluminous amounts.
WHITE RING were originally formed by Bryan Kurkimilis and Kendra Malia, before they were joined by Adina Viarengo, with Bryan and Adina currently touring as a duo. One of the most acclaimed proponents of the “Witch House” movement, WHITE RING blend heavy, distorted electronics with eerie, unsettling vocals. However, their new material, created over the course of seven years, pushes the boundaries further, subverting genre ideas and mashing them all together, with industrial, metal, rave, chopped and screwed, rap, grunge, neo folk, post punk and new wave all in the mix. As Bryan explains; “We treat our influences like tools to create a certain feeling. We are interested in covering more ground than sticking to a certain formula.”

They started recording Gate Of Grief in 2010, with the hope of exploring new musical territory, however they took a while to find their path. Bryan and Kendra had some tough personal battles to fight, a sense that pervades the whole album. Thematically it delves in to some pretty dark places whilst exploring the concept of time and what it does to people, relationships and society. As Bryan explains; “There is a lot of tragedy in this album but there is also hope at the end of it.”

By 2016 pressure was building to finish recording, however due to Kendra’s ill health, they needed to bring in someone new to assist with vocals.

Fortunately they found Adina Viarengo, who had played in various bands and gave them the impetus needed to complete the album. Shortly after meeting in Brooklyn, Bryan and Adina moved to Joshua Tree, California to finish recording the album, before settling in Massachusetts. Her vocal style fitted in seamlessly with what Kendra had been doing, and although she sang on half the songs, it’s almost impossible to tell who is singing on which track, thus making her the perfect addition to the band.

Gate of Grief can be considered the second part of Black Earth That Made Me, or rather, they are the first two chapters in an overarching trilogy about evolution. As Bryan explains; “First you are born but then you realize what you are and what is against you and it’s a flood of emotion that you can only hope to hold on for and let it pass.”

Dwelling on the outskirts of pop music, WHITE RING grew up in the age of the internet and were exposed to a huge range of music. They have developed a unique style while pushing the boundaries of accessibility and musical genre. They have created a piece of art that is brimming with symbolism and underlying tensions, that seduces and scares in equal measure.
LISTEN: White Ring – ‘Leprosy’
https://soundcloud.com/rocketgirl/leprosy

TOUR DATES

May 17 – Electric Brixton – London, UK
May 18 – Classic Grand – Glasgow, UK
May 20 – Club Academy – Manchester, UK

White Ring
Gate of Grief
Rocket Girl Records
June 22, 2018

1. Heavy Self Alienation
2. Leprosy
3. Angels
4. Close Yr Eyes
5. Fields Of Hate
6. Low (featuring Fostercare)
7. Puppy
8. Chained
9. Nothing
10. Lasts In
11. Amerika (Lord Of The Flies)
12. Home Of The Brave
13. Burn It Down
14. Do U Love Me 2?

https://www.rocketgirl.co.uk/

Apr 122018
 
Dear friends, we have plenty of  great news and releases to present you: Tommy ’86, Snowbeasts, Fresh Flesh Flash, Mlada Fronta, Gary Marx, Sweet William …
Welcome to our April 2018 newsletter !

☆ ☆ TOMMY ’86 “Freedom to obey” new album out soon, pre-orders open ☆ ☆ 


After his successful last album on Blood Music, the french producer Tommy ’86 returns with his best work to date, without any doubt one of the best ever produced synthwave album ! If you like Carpenter Brut, Perturbator, Mlada Fronta … this album is for you !!! Release date is set for mid-may.
• Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q9TBbeNmJc
• Pre-orders in 3 different formats are available now:
https://m-tronic.bandcamp.com/album/freedom-to-obey-hi-res-24-bit
Digipack CD album 
Tee-shirt + Digital album download code (only available in pre-order til the end of april)
Special pack Digipack CD album + Tee-shirt (only available in pre-order til the end of april)
(NB: The two last items including tee-shirts are limited and available only during the pre-order campaign. After the 30th of april, you will not have the possibility to order them anymore, be fast !)

 

☆ ☆ SNOWBEASTS “Survival” limited 12″ vinyls available now ☆ ☆ 

This item is limited to 100 copies, order your copy now before it’s too late: BUY NOW
The music of Snowbeasts straddles two worlds. There’s the earthy, ethereal vocals of Elizabeth Virosa , looped and processed by her array of pedals and synths. And there’s the harsh electronics wielded by Robert Galbraith (aka Raab Codec, also of Pattern Behavior), modular synths and beats welded and colliding together in an unholy matrimony of noise and rhythm. It’s organic, it’s metallic, it’s natural while it’s synthetic. These two conflicting elements constantly thwart and balance each other in every second of every song. “Survival’s” 8 new tracks lie in wait on vinyl, infused with powerful beats capable of inflicting maximum damage in the club. We offer with the vinyl a full Digital Download Code including two bonus tracks not on vinyl !
☆ ☆ FRESH FLESH FLASH (ex PHOTOPHOB) “Space calls” limited 12″ vinyl available now ☆ ☆


This item is limited to 100 copies, order your copy now before it’s too late: BUY NOW !

Fresh Flesh Flash is a new side project of Herwig Holzmann also know as Photophob. This time Herwig brings us back to our youth and especially to our 80’s analog years. “Space Calls” is a jump into the past, a memory call from the last joyfull decade befor the mess. Imagine the XXI century did not happen.
Like a polaroïd discover in the attic, or an old treasure-box forgotten somewhere, Space calls got it all in one album, a music project in the realms of Synthwave, New Retro Wave, Vaporwave.
Digital donwload code included as well as a second free album !!!

☆ ☆ MLADA FRONTA working on their  new album  ☆ ☆ 

Mlada Fronta is working on their next album which will be named “No trespassing”. Last week the band presented some of the new songs in Paris in front of a crazy audience of 650 people.

☆ ☆ EKS CENTER “Clouds” free Digital album out now !  ☆ ☆ 

EKS.CENTER is a one-man project creating melodic and rhythmic electronic music on the edges of Kraftwerk and Aphex Twin, influenced by IDM, bass music, New Wave and Detroit techno while drawing inspiration from urban culture, cinema, art, technological progress, etc.
“Clouds” evokes a real maturity in the work of EKS.CENTER, inspired by various musical horizons, in constant evolution and sound research. The refined and transcendent melodies mixed with deep bass and complex rhythms attempt this time a more current approach, although the use of analog vintage sounds are always in the spotlight, and create throughout the 11 tracks of this album a cinematic and urban universe, sometimes burning, both dense and ethereal.
Free/Name your price Digital album: GET IT !

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☆ ☆ GARY MARX “Nineteen Ninety Five And Nowhere”  limited vinyl reissue  ☆ ☆ 
10 years after we released this album (sold out since years on CD format) and due to the non stop popular demand we have decided to re-release the Nineteen Ninety Five And Nowhere project by Mister Gary Marx (founding member/guitarist of the Sisters Of Mercy, Ghost Dance …), this time on a limited 12″ vinyl format with a new artwork. Moreover the 10 songs were totally remastered in Germany at Sonic Studio and it gives a new and incredible perspective to the songs.
Most copies were sold in pre-orders, we only have 30 copies left in stock, so place your order now, in a few days it will be too late: BUY NOW

 

☆ ☆ SWEET WILLIAM “The early days: 1986-1988” new CD album out now  ☆ ☆ 
This album contains tracks from the very beginning of Sweet William. The band was found in October 1986. The first rehearsals were complete improvisations. ​Marius Nagel on drums was the only “educated” musician. The rest of the band, Oliver Heuer on vocals and “one string” guitar and Bodo Rosner on bass were autodidacts.
In 2016-17, about 30 years later Sweet Willian recorded these eleven songs for the first time in studio quality. Some of the tracks have been released earlier as live versions on tapes and cd’s. ​Recorded, mixed and mastered at Sonic Studio by Oliver Heuer and Marius Nagel between January 2016 & November 2017.

• Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmtB3M12Cr8
• Digipack CD album: BUY NOW

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Apr 112018
 
  • NTS Sessions 1-4Warp just announced the release of a box containing the four sessions that Autechre are broadcasting at the NTS Radio in London.
    The tracks will be available as download as the sessions are broadcasted.
    The boxets will be released in July
    Autechre
    NTS Sessions 1-4
    WARP364
    • Box Set 12×LP Pre-order 140.00€
      • One time pressing
      • In printed inner sleeves with foil block to each cover
      • Housed in a two part rigid slipcase wrapped in printed offset stock with foil block to cover
      • Includes 24-bit wav download
    • Box Set 8×CD Pre-order 45.00€
      • One time pressing
      • In printed inner wallets with foil block to each cover
      • Housed in a rigid slipcase wrapped in printed offset stock with foil block to cover
      • Includes 24-bit wav download
    • 24-bit WAV 24-bit Lossless Pre-order 35.00€
    • WAV / FLAC 16-bit Lossless Pre-order 35.00€
    • MP3 320 kbps, LAME Encoded Pre-order 25.00€
Apr 042018
 
A mix of Opera style vocals, ambient, drone and
electronica – released at the end of March 2018 – CD (limited
edition) & digital

"6X0” is an album built on contrasts,
between lights and shadows, sacred and profane, good and evil. Alberto
Nemo (‘) seems to come from this world and his music is as intense
as ever. The 6 tracks of the album were thought and written to be
played backwards, in a palindrome way. The result is a minimalist
experiment with strong and rigorous foundations. The listener's memory
can go to the “Eyes Wide Shut” soundtrack, written by Jocelyn Pook
for Stanley Kubrick and experimental artists like Coil.His music is
living in balance between classical and sacred music, gothic and
gloomy atmospheres, a world in wich we walk through darkness, and the
only light is the mystic and extatic voice of Alberto Nemo. All the
songs were composed using 432 HZ tuning.
Tracklist: 1. Avon Repus /
2. Risveglio / 3. Iamaes / 4. Otium /5. 31 /6.
Emama
https://albertonemo.bandcamp.com/album/6×0

Apr 032018
 
Out Now!
NORDVARGR “Metempsychosis” CD/CS (108th Cycle)
CD & CS as well as the limited run of Nordvargr T-Shirts are shipping this week.
LP Version will ship by the end of April.
The RAISON D’ÊTRE “Alchymeia” LP will also ship this week! Thank you for your patience.
sincerely,
Frederic
NORDVARGR
“Metempsychosis” CD/LP/CS (108th Cycle)
With great honour we welcome one of Sweden’s most revered craftsman of industrial soundscapes. “Metempsychosis”, the transmigration of the soul, is the basic concept for the new album from Henrik Nordvargr Björkk. However, not in the classic reincarnative sense, but as a study of how souls rather than being judged by a higher power, themselves chooses what flesh to inhabit. To freely roam between the dimensions and to cling on to any form of life at will. These cycles of life and death, bound in part by flesh, inspired to create these tense and organic atmospheres – all synonymous with the journey of the soul. The result is a natural evolution of Nordvargr´s trademark darkness into more rhythmic and vocal compositions where the confrontational stance of Henrik´s other projects shines through; from the harsh bombast of MZ. 412 to the vocals of Anima Nostra, all surrounded by the darkest Scandinavian aura of horror. Featuring guest vocals by TREPANERINGSRITUALEN on the track “First East” and stunning artwork by DEHN SORA.
Both LP & CS versions feature a different track listing than the CD & Digital versions. LP & CS include the track “Silent Host”, not featured on the CD & DL, while the CD & DL include the track “Salve Teragmon”, which is not featured on the LP & CS.
CD Edition of 500 copies in 6 panel Digisleeve. 10 Tracks. Running time 37:44
LP Edition of 200 copies in Standard LP Sleeve, with printed Inner Sleeve on Clear Vinyl. 10 Tracks. Running time 37:44
CS Edition of 100 copies in Fold Out Cardboard Slip Case on White Cassette. 10 Tracks. Running time 37:44