In the following you can find our 7 new cd releases for 22nd April 2016:

V.A.                            FORMS OF HANDS 16            cd

GREYHOUND               Inner Noise Level                  cd

HYSTERESIS               Hegemonia Cultural                cd

WIELORYB                  Semantik                              cd

TRACKOLOGISTS         No Surrender, No Retreat       cd

LE MODERNISTE         Desistere Mortem Timere        cd

MORBUS M.                Fight or Die                           cd

Furthermore 2 digital only releases will be also available soon:

13TH MONKEY    Live at FORMS OF HANDS 15            digital album

PHASENMENSCH    Heteronomie [Optimierte Gegenwart: The Remixes]

digital album

And forthcoming:

MONOLITH   Domination   cd

END.USER   Enter to Exit   cd


All prices plus postage. Send us your order – we tell you the total amount.

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We also want to invite you to our annual 2-day HANDS label festival:

FORMS OF HANDS 16 22nd – 23rd April 2016

Förderturm Bönen – Germany







V.A.   Forms Of Hands 16   cd   HANDS D234   Hands Paper Pack, lim Edit. 1000   13 euro

In April 2016 the success story of FORMS OF HANDS is continued, a new chapter added. The family enjoys this globally unique label festival – and its accompanying compilation CD spreads the gospel beyond the confines of the Bönen shaft tower. 

Filled to the brim with 14 artists, 14 tracks, all exclusive, all HANDS: WIELORYB (crackling industrial rhythms), LE MODERNISTE (noisy and black) and MORBUS M. (dystopian downbeats) present the sound of their simultaneously released full length albums, as well as the newcomer project TRACKOLOGISTS with an electro style remix and breakcore veteran END.USER. Also featured is a vibrant technoid tune by PHASENMENSCH, the tender ambient of TALVEKOIDIK, the industrial dub tech of MONOLITH, the darkstep of 16PAD NOISE TERRORIST and rhythm’n’noise mayhem by CACOPHONEUSES, MS GENTUR and MONO NO AWARE. PROYECTO MIRAGE contribute a surprising odd track out, fuzzy and atmospheric with the beats tuned down, and NULLVEKTOR really takes the biscuit with his analogue electro industrial track and a stunning vocal performance. Again, this is an encyclopaedic account of what HANDS is currently up to, and as such a mirror of the post-industrial genre in general. Tracklist:

1.PHASENMENSCH – Zeit und Ewigkeit

2.MORBUS M. – Read the Meter

3.TRACKOLOGISTS – Suicide with Plastic Gun

(Sixteen Shots)

4.WIELORYB – Veneto


6.NULLVEKTOR – Always Alone

7.MONOLITH – The Grim Reaper


9.LE MODERNISTE – The Advent of Asag

(In Aliquem Mortuum Infundere Spiritum)

10.16PAD NOISE TERRORIST – Gefährlich

11.TALVEKOIDIK – Jerusalem

12.MS GENTUR – More Human

13.END.USER – When Faith wasn’t Enough

14.MONO NO AWARE – Handstep


GREYHOUND   Inner Noise Level   cd   HANDS D235   Hands Paper Pack   13 euro

With their sixth album for HANDS, Greyhound manage to stay true to their purebred rhythm’n’noise approach, and yet take a surprisingly serene turn: The noise level is not only a set reality, it is perceived on the inside, instigated by 16 tracks that are stripped down to their essentials, stubbornly repetitive, and deadly efficient. Tapping deep into the consciousness of the genre, this album is adequately described as sounding old school, albeit in a contemporary, crushing production. Tune in and recalibrate your inner noise level!

After 15 years on the scene, having shared the festival stages with all the big names of the rhythm’n’noise circuit, it’s fair enough to count Greyhound among them. Also it’s perfectly legitimate for Greyhound to stray from the trademark, unmistakeable wall-of-noise sound in its pure form and allow for some reminiscence: On “Inner Noise Level”, you may well discover suggestions of the galvanizing looped sound and analogue grit of Esplendor Geométrico (Inner Noise Level, Crash, Pulse State, Candle) or the exacerbated high frequencies of the early Rephlex Records style (Cold Floor). You may also indulge in gritty bass riffs (Pure Menace), klinik-al electro sounds (Free), and pure moshpit agitation (Moving Machines, Right Here). Although appearing decidedly more minimal than the noise-heavy predecessor “Prototype”, Greyhound’s new offering remains truly Greyhound, so there is no dabbling with artsy breaks or melodies as such: “Inner Noise Level” is nearly 80 minutes of pure, unadulterated, driving and energetic rhythm’n’noise, with all the experience and passion! Tracklist:

1. Loss

2. Moving Machines

3. Lead the Way

4. Inner Noise Level

5. Insect

6. Pulse State

7. Pure Menace

8. Cold Floor

9. Candle

10. Crash

11. Illusion of Freedom

12. Rising Anger

13. Free

14. Flesh

15. Come to Rest

16. Right Here


HYSTERESIS   Hegemonia Cultural   cd   HANDS D228   Hands Paper Pack   13 euro

Back with their third album for HANDS and fifth total, Hysteresis have gathered all their eclectic endeavors of the past, whooped it up to the max and produced their most upfront – some may say outrageous – album yet. Encounter pumping techno tracks, braindance and breakbeats, ethnic samples and subversively misleading melodies. Political and critical, extreme and entertaining, accessible on the surface and yet demanding, “Hegemonia Cultural” is a perfect mirror of this capricious age.

Hysteresis kick off their new album kind of where their last one, “Manifest” ended, with bass music and ethnic samples on “Coercion and Consent”, but the harsh guitar riffs are a new flavor, set nicely into contrast with the alluring melody line. “Gramsci in the Caribbean” not only reveals a knack for intellectual wit, but also pushes into crossbreed hardcore territory. From there all hell breaks loose with the industrial beats of “L’ouvrier méprisé et suspecté”, followed by a rush of diversity: Squarewave techno tracks like “A Slut Utopia”, “Ordine Nuovo”, “The Theory” or “Operation Northwoods” are interspersed with excursions into drumstep (“Der Fabrikrat”), sheer hard IDM weirdness (“Raven”, “Disparse”), Laibachian pompousness (“Dies Irae”) and the atheist advertising anthem “La Impiedad”. The icing is put on the cake with the percussive Ah Cama-Sotz remix of the album opener. Time to catch your breath now… Listening to “Hegemonia Cultural” surely demands an inclination to the extremes, but we promise it will pay! Tracklist:

1. Coercion & Consent

2. Gramsci in the Caribbean

3. L’ouvrier Méprisé et Suspecté

4. Ordine Nuovo

5. A Slut Utopia

6. Der Fabrikrat

7. Raven

8. La Impiedad

9. Dies Irae

10. The Theory

11. Operation Northwoods

12. Disparse!

13. Coercion & Consent (Remix by Ah Cama-Sotz)


WIELORYB   Semantik   cd   HANDS D232   Hands Paper Pack   13 euro

With their fourth album in only five years Wieloryb is surely a quite productive artist. And like before, “Semantik” stays true to the act’s core quality (i.e. hard rhythmic crunch), yet providing a very unique sound with a new album. In this case it’s a considerably slower, hypnotic industrial groove, leaving room for a tense atmosphere. Skillfully combining listening and physical appeal, Wieloryb’s new album works semantically correct at home and in the club alike!

“Semantic” makes perfect sense in the sequence of Wieloryb’s albums, taking up the evolution of its 2014 predecessor “Root” towards a more atmospheric and diverse interpretation of the rhythm noise genre. This time around they shun the industrial hardcore sound altogether and operate around and below the 130 bpm mark, while adding a tribal, sensual grit to their tracks. Flawless and homogenous, the 14 tracks, 74 minutes of “Semantik” remain tempting from start to end, pleasing the old school industrial ear (especially with the more experimental cuts like “Umbro” or “Symantik”) as well as the classic rhythm noise punters (“Syntetik”) or those who appreciate the new school of dub tech bassline (“Behi Jessir”, “Seretik”). The semantics of this album are easily deciphered – enjoy! Tracklist:

1. Semantik

2. Statistik

3.Solar Sides

4.Crash Report (Dance Mix)

5.Behi Jessir (44 Second Long Remix)





10.Mona Liza 3.0




14.Newo (Wieloryb vs. Selektronik)


TRACKOLOGISTS   No Surrender, No Retreat   cd   HANDS D231   Hands Paper Pack, Booklet   13 euro

HANDS presents the debut album of Trackologists, the collaboration project by the_empath and Heimstatt Yipotash. Expect ambitious sound design and a galactic view with focus on detail. Musically, „No Surrender, No Retreat“ refuses to be pigeon-holed with its eclectic range of influences – space sound rooted in IDM, electronica and EBM with a distinct use of synthetic and human vocals. Trackologists draw their inspiration from science, cybernetics, artificial intelligence, human deficiency and our assigned cosmic position. Immerse yourself into an exceptionally entertaining 75 minutes trip with a fascinating tension between the sensual and the scientific. Comes with beautiful 8-page booklet.

Highly anticipated (after just one compilation track, a couple of remixes and two live performances), Trackologists have put an enormous effort into the production of this album, and it clearly shows. Kicking off with the space soundscape “Sonic Barrier”, they take us right into the theory of “Modified Newtonian Dynamics” (antithetic to the more commonly known presumption of dark matter) while the title track is simply programmatic for the pugnacious dedication put into this album. Trackologists don’t shy away from abstract topics, like mathematics (“T=2P”), cybernetics (“Self Replication”), history of science and humanities (“Bayt Al-Hikma”) and epistemology (“Boötes Void”). For good measure, there are also some less headstrong concepts, like the most club-compatible “Suicide with plastic gun” or the denouncement of “Larmoyanz”, German for maudlin. And finally, the_empath and Heimstatt Yipotash provide a “solo” remix each, presenting “No Surrender, No Retreat” and “Sonic Barrier” respectively in a more accessible fashion. The uncompromising nature of this album will not fail to leave its impression – No Surrender, No Retreat! Tracklist:

1. Sonic Barrier

2. Modified Newtonian Dynamics

3. No surrender, No retreat

4. τ=2π

5. Suicide With Plastic Gun

6. Larmoyanz

7. Self-Replication

8. Bayt Al-Hikma

9. Boötes Void

10. No Surrender, No Retreat (the_empath Utopia Remix)

11. Sonic Barrier (Heimstatt Yipotash Shockfront Remix)



LE MODERNISTE   Desistere Mortem Timere   cd   HANDS D229   Hands Paper Pack   13 euro

“Stop fearing death” – Belgium producer Laurent Delogne will surprise many listeners with his radical reinvention of Le Moderniste’s style on the mysteriously titled “Desistere Mortem Timere”: The tough industrial rhythms are reduced to putrefied debris, instead this is almost classical death industrial, a marriage of pitch black ambience with the aggression of power electronics – albeit in a contemporary production, thus providing an intense listening experience, and real hellride through the evils that men do.

Following the rhythmic impact of his 2013 HANDS release “Too Rough Is Never Enough“, Le Moderniste dives deep into the darkness with this follow-up. Starting with crackle and hiss, “Desistere Mortem Timere” fathoms the realms of death industrial, with throbbing bass structures, desolate ambience and walls of distortion. Some tracks feature a power electronics style vocal delivery (“Ritual I – Carnis”), samples are scarce and on-spot, and sometimes the album plunges into sheer noise (“Ritual II – Viscus”). If you’re looking for rhythm, you will strike it rich with tracks like “Filth Cleans The Blind” or “Liber Diaboli”. Nevertheless, it’s primarily the blackness of the bottomless pit impregnating the entire 74 minutes of “Desistere Mortem Timere”, an expression of tortured souls, and one of the most uncompromisingly sinister releases on HANDS for a while. Tracklist:

1. That May Occur

2. Tout N’Est Que Néant

3. Miséricorde

4. Ritual I – Carnis

5. La Beauté Naît Dans La Mort

6. De Meo Interitu

7. Ritual II – Viscus

8. Sombre Dessein

9. Filth Cleans The Blind

10. Ritual III – Parabola

11. Liber Diaboli

12. Pestis

13. Ritual IV – Animus



MORBUS M.   Fight or Die   cd   HANDS D233   Hands Paper Pack   13 euro

Six years after „Forget The Past“, this is the second step into the future for Morbus M., the dystopian downbeat division of  René Klimaczewski (aka Klima, aka Exocet). Included in the 13 tracks of the sophomore album is a remix by the_empath, one half of HANDS label mates Trackologists, “Fight or Die” is a definite sequel to Morbus M.’s debut musically, with led-heavy beats set against intensely dark atmospheres, sounds of obscure origin and spoken word samples. Topically, it takes the agenda of Morbus M. even further: The pessimistic political statements and the emotionally aggravating implications take the listener on a ride along the fathomless abyss. 

Morbus M. presents a very homogenous album with enticing features: The cinematic gravity of “Inside Out” or “Sad About”, the industrial grit of “NBK” or “Fight Or Die” (which is also a sincere recommendation for the more adventurous clubs), the trip hop shuffle of “5000” or “Sad About”, or the warm electro lines of the remix by the_empath, all bound to keep the tension high! Morbus M. invokes a world where there’s only one choice left: Fight, or die! Tracklist:

1. Burning mind

2. Nbk

3. 5000

4. Calling Down

5. Fight or Die

6. What You See

7. Inside Out

8. Deep Line

9. System of Silence

10. Sad About

11. Deep Line (Deeper Rmx by The_Empath)

12. Took a Picture

13. The Day After



Still fresh on HANDS:

V.A.   25 YEARS OF HANDS   4cd   HANDS B043   ltd. 1st Edition, oversized art book style cover   35 Euro

(incl HANDS D223, HANDS D224, HANDS D225 and HANDS D226)

HANDS B043 VA – 25 YEARS OF HANDS 48 new and exclusive tracks of electronic music by 48 artists on 4CDs

Looking back on a history of 25 years, it’s more than appropriate to celebrate HANDS properly as a pioneering label for contemporary electronic music. For this occasion, (almost) all currently active artists of the worldwide label roster have contributed a new and exclusive track for this massive compilation. So rather than dabbling in retrospective, it’s a state-of-the-art, and a view into the future of HANDS, with 48 tracks on lavishly packaged four CDs, presenting a diversity of individual electronic styles, united in the desire for progress.

When Udo Wießmann founded the HANDS label in 1990, it was in order to be able to develop his own music first the project Atrum followed up shortly by Winterkälte, with complete artistic freedom. At first, it was just about the Atrum debut tape, and who would have thought that in the ensuing 25 years over 300 releases in the shape of CDs, vinyls, tapes, DVDs and VHS would follow, as well as no less than 15 annual FORMS OF HANDS festivals and three HANDS LABEL NIGHTS. Also, HANDS artists are regular and established appearances at club concerts, festival stages, sound installations and audio visual performances. Initially associated with pioneering the rhythm’n’noise style, HANDS is also respected for their releases in genres as diverse as techno, drum’n’bass, ambient, IDM , industrial hardcore and all of those styles can be found on “25 YEARS OF HANDS” of course. Appearing in alphabetical order, with no limit to track length, this is a strong statement of artistic value. From the HANDS stalwarts such as Winterkälte, Mono No Aware or Ah-Cama Sotz to more recently joined acts such as Monolith, Ambassador 21 or Phasenmensch, from those with a larger HANDS backcatalogue like Greyhound, Proyecto Mirage, Heimstatt Yiptoash, Shorai or S.K.E.T. to more novel projects like Kaibun or Illegal Trade, this unites the entire tribe. Fans will be delighted to hear from acts who have been in the long grass for a while, like Edgey, Angina P or 5F-X, and to witness the direction that they’re currently taking. And it’s without hyperbole, that the musical content is of undisputed quality, and it is accordingly packaged: The limited first edition comes in an oversize art book style heavy carton CD cover with embossing designed by Nicola Bork. No less than 48 artists of the current label roster have recorded a new and exclusive track each for this compilation Grab your copy of this encyclopedic compendium of electronic music!

<1979>                 13TH MONKEY             16PAD NOISE TERRORIST

5F-X                      AH CAMA-SOTZ            AMBASSADOR21


DIRTY K                 EDGEY                        GEISTFORM


HYDRONE              HYSTERESIS                ILLEGAL TRADE

INCITE/                 KAIBUN                       LAST DAYS OF S.E.X.






S.K.E.T.                SATURMZLIDE             SAVERIO EVANGELISTA



SYNTECH             SYNTH-ETIK               TALVEKOIDIK

TATLUM               TOTAKEKE                 WIELORYB




CD ONE                                             CD TWO

01. <1979>                                       01. GREYHOUND

IN FRONT OFF                                    HEADSHREDDER

02. 13TH MONKEY                              02. HEIMSTATT YIPOTASH

OXIDIZING MAS                                 OPERATION OF THE MACHINE

03. 16PAD NOISE TERRORIST              03. HEZZEL

ONE VOICE                                         3 DROPS

04. 5F-X                                             04. HYDRONE

IMPLANTAINMENT 3.50                        PALE

05. AH CAMA-SOTZ                             05. HYSTERESIS

BREATHE                                            (SYSTEM(CRISIS)SYSTEM)

06. AMBASSADOR21                            06. ILLEGAL TRADE

RADIO SILENCE                                   GATES

07. ANGINA P                                      07. INCITE/

IT’S NOT                                             WILDLIFE

08. CACOPHONEUSES                          08. KAIBUN

BORDERLINE                                       WE ARE MAINSTREAM


DEGENERATE                                      EXPLOITATION IN EVERY SPHERE OF LIFE

10. DIRTY K                                        10. LE MODERNISTE

BALLS TO THE WALL                            BASH YOURSELF ESTEEM

11. EDGEY                                          11. LIBIDO FORMANDI

CAPTURE                                            ABSENCE STRIKE PAINFULLY

12. GEISTFORM                                   12. MASCHINENKRIEGER KR52 VS.

CURVATURE                                        DISRAPTOR


CD THREE                                           CD FOUR

01. MONO NO AWARE                          01. SCHACHTANLAGE GEGENORT

KIMI TO BOKU                                    GEFAHRENSIGNAL SCHILD 164

02. MONOLITH                                    02. SHORAI

LOUSE                                               Decoherence Time

03. MORBUS M                                   03. SUPERSIMMETRIA

DSD                                                   SOLENOID

04. MS GENTUR                                  04. SYLVGHEIST MAELSTRÖM

SHIVA CALL                                        FOURNAISE-230715

05. NEEDLE SHARING                         05. SYNTECH

BURNING BERLIN                               CEPHEIDEN

06. NORM                                          06. SYNTH-ETIK

AM ANFANG                                       EXILE

07. NULLVEKTOR                                07. TALVEKOIDIK

LAST TRACK                                       WITHIN DARKNESS TO DAWN

08. PHASENMENSCH                           08. TATLUM


09. PROYECTO MIRAGE                       09. TOTAKEKE

HPNOCHOOSE                                    ALGORITHM

10. S.K.E.T.                                        10. WIELORYB


11. SATURMZLIDE                              11. WINTERKÄLTE

SPECIFICATIONS                                1990 CLIMATE CHANGE PREDICTION

12. SAVERIO EVANGELISTA                 12. YURA YURA

THANKS POP                                      DARKRASH


ANCIENT METHDOS   Turn Ice Realities Into Fire Dreams   12“   HANDS V071   8 euro

With pleasure and pride, HANDS release this four-track vinyl EP by the much talked-about Berlin-based DJ and producer Michael Wollenhaupt aka Ancient Methods – a rare pleasure for sure. Adding to the trademark metallic samples, sturdy beats and keen riffs a good share of experimental attitude, this further pushes the Ancient Methods sound and yields 25 absorbing, sometimes psychic minutes. The limited Edition of 200 copies includes a hand-numbered art print on heavy carton and is exclusively available at HANDS.

“Turn Ice Realities Into Fire Dreams” starts with a bid for the dance floor – the heavy, repetitive industrial groove of “Guided by the Force of Compassion”, followed by the less casual “Protection had to be Given”, also decidedly physical in its use of a deep and daring bass line. “This is all I Could do” then makes leeway into more solitary waters, a sublime combination of slow, stumbling beats, eerie vocal samples and a woeful melody creeping in. “My Ice Baby” is a new, even colder version of the provoking contribution to the Forms Of Hands 15 compilation, grinding off beats, a whirr and a buzz and a glorious vocal delivery. Michael Wollenhaupt has released only about one EP a year since 2007 and built a devoted following from that, and “Turn Ice Realities Into Fire Dreams” again shows why – perfectly crafted, timeless, defying trends and expectations, this is a fascinating and unique musical universe.Tracklist:

Guided By The Force Of Compassion

Protection Had To Be Given

This Is All I Could do

My Ice Baby



GEISTFORM   Tension EP   12“   HANDS V070   limited art print edition   10 euro

GEISTFORM   Tension EP   12“   HANDS V070                                        8 euro

HANDS regular Geistform returns with a special release, a four-track EP tailor-made for the contemporary dance floor. The combination of keen rhythms around the 125 bpm mark and Geistform’s trademark analogue, repetitive noise patterns is as topical as can be in times when the likes of Orphx or Ancient Methods have successfully introduced darker, industrial-flavoured tracks to a wider techno/electro audience. The limited Edition of 200 copies includes a hand-numbered art print on heavy carton and is exclusively available at HANDS.

Barcelona based Rafael Espinosa has made himself a name with a peculiar sound combining academic strictness with physical impact: Deeply resonating sound waves, clicks & cuts and loads of feedback – never overflowing, always following a pattern, an unmistakeable theme. For “Tension”, he has added the impact of the kick to each of the four tracks, making them equally suitable for dance floor use. Mastered at amp-cracking level, the vinyl cut extra-loud, this is explicitly geared at cutting-edge DJs and punters, who will definitely appreciate this! All tracks are exclusive to “Tension” and will not appear on the forthcoming album, so it’s time to move! Tracklist:




Dark Matter



TALVEKOIDIK   Spitzbergen   cd   HANDS D227   Hands Paper Pack   13 euro

After over three years in the works, Talvekoidik has finished his sophomore release for HANDS. And, other than the well-received “Negotiate the Distance”, this is not an eclectic collection of ideas, but follows a strict musical formula: An expressive contrast of glossy, somber electronica and emotional piano lines and string melodies – with the occasional crisp beat thrown in for good measure. Ambitious sound design spawns sparse, yet effective details, and the trip to Spitzbergen turns out to be a beautiful and heartfelt journey!

Talvekoidik is known to serve as the individual, emotional expression of Kai, aka one half of HANDS act S.K.E.T., now embarking to the arctic island of Spitzbergen: The album is constantly playing with a cinematic atmosphere; the single tracks develop strongly instead of dwelling in ambience, and there is always a tense antagonism of sheer beauty and sinister undertones. From the calm, clear tones of “Inner Peace” and the downbeats of “Rising the Tension” to the bass-heavy “That’s my Desire”, from the playful vibe of “Falcon Eyes” to the Burial-style crackle of “Nordlicht”, there’s not much time for digression. The title track is full-on big screen sound with a vaguely Celtic note, ethereal vocals deep in the mix and a drum’n’bass finale, while “Drift Ice Whisper” sports the ingenious idea to drown the middle part of the track under a heap of white noise, thus recreating the impression of actual drift ice. “Expedition Arctic” closes the journey on a somewhat upbeat note – and leaves the listener ultimately satisfied with these eight concisely laid out pieces of electronic vs. semi-acoustic beauty!Tracklist:

1. Inner Peace

2. Rising The Tension

3. That’s My Desire

4. Falcon Eyes

5. Nordlicht

6. Spitzbergen

7. Drift Ice Whisper

8. Expedition Arctic



HANDS   HANDS BAG EDITION 2015   XXL BAG   ltd. edition 200   55 Euro

Our new matte black tarpaulin HANDS BAG Edition 2015 with white HANDS print is a high quality, waterproof item.  Measuring in total 44x33x16cm (17.3”x13x6.3”), it has a spacious main compartment and flat inside pocket and an adjustable 5cm (2”) shoulder strap with shoulder pad. Use as oversize DJ BAG for more than only 12”s, or a TRAVEL GEAR BAG or WEEKENDER which conveniently conforms to the airlines’ standard hand baggage requirements! This bag is limited to 200 copies.


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