Gwendoline - Après C'est Gobelet!

Gwendoline is the project from Micka (a.k.a. Mikoune) and Pierre (a.k.a. Daniel). Based in Rennes, musically influenced by the classic cold wave which originated in their country, precarious and aimless, they shape Gwendoline to their own image. Pure DIY ethics, quick recordings at their home studio. Dark lyrics, self-mockery, criticism, sarcasm derived from the world’s mediocrity.

“Après c’est gobelet!” is their first album. Melodic but dark, ironic but direct, sophisticated but absolutely minimalistic. A testimony of today’s world viewed under a grey prism of sarcasm and wrapped around beautiful melodies and rhythms.

LP / Digital Album

Posted on July 30th, 2020 under Releases, ,

This Is The Bridge - Songs From a Dead England

Solo and collaborative electronic music project from London area with roots in Liverpool. This Is The Bridge explores a ‘primitive electronic’, DIY sound using mainly analogue synthesizers.

Digital Album

Posted on July 29th, 2020 under Releases,

Northern Nightmares Vol​.​1v

Up North Records presents “Northern nightmares Vol.1”, the 6th Cassette release focusing on the dark electronic side of dance music. 11 international artists contribute their talent to provide one solid release for the new Melbourne Label. Tapes will be out after covid-19 so enjoy the digital version. Enjoy!

Digital Album

Posted on July 28th, 2020 under Releases,

Plastic Estate - This Place

This is the first physical release by the duo composed by Nicholas James and Stanley Fouracres after a few digital singles in 2019 when they also opened for The Murder Capital at Sŵn Festival and played alongside M!R!M, Josiah Konder and The Love Coffin.

On the two songs that compose the single, Plastic Estate clearly draw influence from the best UK new wave and pop artists such as Dave Gahan, Paddy McAloon, Roddy Frame and yet there is a sophisticated casualness and an innate freshness in their songwriting that makes them not sounding dated at all.

Amazing composition skills for such a young band and a perfect balance between electronic dance elements and acoustic instruments allow them to pay homage to the above-mentioned masters and to be a perfectly contemporary group at once. Although it’s possible to pick out some darker lyrics, the overall feel is up-beat and breezy. It’s a contrast that runs through a lot of their music – like a dichotomy between dark, melancholia and happier, brighter feelings.

Whether it’s a happy pop synth riff mixed with sombre lyrics or vice versa, the young Welsh duo is delivering the best 80′s-inspired modern pop craft.

7″ / Digital Album

Posted on July 27th, 2020 under Releases, ,

Wladyslaw Trejo - Es una bestia

Here’s the second album from Wladyslaw Trejo. Synthpunk expressionism from Spain.

12″ / Digital Album

Posted on July 26th, 2020 under Releases, ,