Marie Davidson - Adieux Au Dancefloor

Cititrax is thrilled to present a full length LP entitled Adieux Au Dancefloor by Montreal based recording artist, Marie Davidson. Marie Davidson has emerged as one of the foremost electronic artists working in contemporary pop today. As a long-time member of Essaie Pas (DFA Records), Davidson has had the opportunity to hone her many talents. She has been participating in the city’s vibrant experimental community for much of her adult life. However, in 2012 she began to unveil compositions under her own name, revealing a solo artist who possessed the combined confidence and vulnerability required to write, produce and perform unaccompanied. Davidson’s intimate solo work is embodied through a host of synthesizers, sequencers and drum machines which coalesce in synchronized harmony, punctuated by vocals, half sung, half spoken in both French and English. She masterfully shapes the overall mood, themes, emotion, expression and intensity of her work, which gives the final result a distinctive, cinematic quality.

With Adieux Au Dancefloor, Marie makes a slight departure from her last two releases, via Holodeck (2015) and Weyrd Son (2014), by creating her first fully dancefloor oriented piece of work. Through the 45 minutes of music that comprises the album, she experiments with pop structures, defines her voice, and layers rhythms to make complex and beautiful techno tracks. She closes the album with the title track in classic Chanson style.

12″ LP

Posted on November 11th, 2016 under Releases, ,

GRAND ((Ø)) SIGNAL - Aktivation

GRAND((Ø))SIGNAL is the new collaboration between Jacky Meurisse & Tcheleskov Ivanovitch. The name of the project was derived from their respective projects Signal Aout 42 and Grandchaos.

Both artists started composing music in the early 1980s when Belgium burst onto the scene and made waves with its signature drum machine and synth-driven music.

Jacky Meurisse has been a prolific artist and music producer throughout the eighties with his projects Le Park, Amnesia and Pleasure Game. Hits such as “Le Dormeur” and “Litchies” climbed English and French charts and remain popular club songs to this day.

Tcheleskov Ivanovitch, for his part, was a founding member of the cult Belgian indie act Ivanovitch DLO. In his solo projects, Tcheleskov has always displayed mightily muscled electronic music forefronted by powerful imagery.

The duo delivers his first release, Aktivation with a sound heavily influenced by their solo projects as well as current music styles. GRAND((Ø))SIGNAL is therefore tailor-made for dancefloors. It is destined to be appreciated by nightclubbers across the globe. The duo has already envisaged captivating live sets showcasing their performance talent and using a perfect blend of sound and imagery.

CD / Digital Album

Posted on November 9th, 2016 under Releases, ,

Dear Deer - Oh My

Dear Deer is a band formed in 2015, consisting of Federico Iovino (Popoi Sdioh) and Sabatel (Cheshire Cat).

This duo mixing post-punk, industrial and nowave appears live for the first time in Lille at “Des Jeunes Gens Mödernes II” event in April 2015. After the release of a few demo tracks recorded in 2015, the band performed live in France, Belgium and Poland with such bands as The Kvb, Savage Republic or Guerre Froide.

Digital Album

Posted on November 7th, 2016 under Releases, ,

Xarah Dion - Fugitive

Producer, composer, songwriter, Montreal’s Xarah Dion works on the verge of minimal wave. Dion’s well-received first LP Le Mal Nécessaire (2014) brought her to widely tour Europe. The new LP FUGITIVE (out on 30/09/16 via Visage Musique) expands Dion’s rich analog sound. With skillfull arrangements, signature melodies, odd rythms and personal tone, FUGITIVE ushers in a vangard yet classic sound.

12″ LP / Digital Album

Posted on November 5th, 2016 under Releases, ,

Christine Plays Viola - Spooky Obsessions

Christine Plays Viola is a band Abruzzo dedicated to a darkwave / post punk articulated and nuanced. After appearing on several compilations and after scoring three self-produced EP, in 2011 the band reached an agreement with the German label Af Music for the release of their first full length Innocent Awareness. The album gets a good response in the darkwave scene, with many songs played by DJs in european darkclubs. In the polls is considered one of the best productions of the year from radio, websites and magazines: even the guru Mick Mercer includes it in its top 30 of 2011. For The song Witch Of Silence, is made a video clip directed by Loreto Valente.

In June 2012 the band released a new EP of four songs including Keep My Scorn Warm in collaboration with vocalist Rosetta Garri of The Spiritual Bat.

In January 2013, the CPV were the band of the year for the German site “Static Magazin Germany”.

In recent years they have gained a good experience live mainly abroad (Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, England, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Poland) sharing the stage with bands like Clan Of Xymox, And Also The Trees, Pink Turns Blue, The Mary onettes, Modern English, Chameleons Vox, She Past Away, 1919, Motorama, Frank The Baptist, NFD, The Exploding Boy, The Beauty Of Gemina, Twisted Nerve, Whispers In The Shadow, Vendemmian etc. To report their presence to the world’s first great festival organized with crowdfunding, the ALT FEST.

In May 2014, the German label Cold Insanity Music, was released the second full length of Christine Plays Viola entitled “Vacua”, an ambitious concept album inspired by the series of “Black Paintings” by the great Spanish artist Francisco Goya. For the song Slaughter Of The Black Sun, a new video clip is shot by director Mauro John Capece.

In March 2015 the band released a 7” Vinyl EP named “The Stars Can’t Frighten” for the French label Manic Depression and a new European Tour is started in Autumn. The band has performed at Semana Gotica 2015 in Madrid and at La Nef Fantasmagothic 2015 in Angouleme and in more other countries like : Czech Republic, Poland, Portugal, Austria and Germany.

Worthy of note is the participation at the prestigious Wave Gotik Treffen in May 2016 in Leipzig where the band plays in front of a huge crowd!

Digital Album

Posted on November 3rd, 2016 under Releases, ,