Sólveig Matthildur - Constantly In Love

Constantly in Love, the second record from Kælan Mikla keyboardist and back-up singer Sólveig Matthildur, is an emotional, poetic, and breathtaking creation. From the light-hearted but dead serious first single and video (“Dystopian Boy”), to the medieval symmetry of the album’s construction (spoiler: it’s a massive envelope poem), Sólveig has, quite possibly, written album for the ages.

Channeling influences as varied as trip-hop pioneers Portishead, to black metal band Urfaust, to French post-punk chanteuse Hante, Sólveig’s sophomore album is one part darkwave, one part spoken art-poetry jams, and one part electronic downtempo compositions. Rolling Stone’s David Fricke likely put it best: after seeing Sólveig live, he called her “a tablet-age reincarnation of the post–Velvet Underground Nico.”

LP / CD / Digital Album

Posted on July 19th, 2019 under Releases, ,

Give Up To Failure - Ties

From Wrocław, Poland, Give Up To Failure is a group carrying loads of dark and heavy tones.

Digital Album (free download)

Posted on July 17th, 2019 under Releases,

Legion 808 - Tombouctou Crisis

Long time kept in the pipelines, we are proud to welcome the discreet, although agitated newcomer Legion 808 conveying his debut vinyl release on the label. Composed while stuck in some kind of hallucinated trance, his mind and body cemented behind the four walls of his Parisian apartment, the Frenchman ultimately unleashes a scathing first entry into his discography. Taking the shape of a vicious six track mini-album, long brewed with ruthless humor, oozing fever and nervous breakdowns, Tombouctou Crisis feels as vigorous as a slap in the face. Making up for some of the best industrial bedroom music we’ve heard as of late, he always manages to find his way back to the surface throughout the many layers of bizarre grooves and caustic humor, zealous snare attacks and strange nursery rhymes. Only to uncover a depressurized atmosphere of sorts; from which a strong smell of burned asphalt never gets off your clothes.

12″ / Digital Album

Posted on July 15th, 2019 under Releases, ,

Le Cliché - Post​-​Plagiarism

Synth music project based in Barcelona, originally from Limerick, Ireland.

The music is inspired by synth and electro pop acts of the early 1980s and the 2000s. The dominant themes are consumer, consumption, consumer society and postmodern marketing.

LP / Digital Album

Posted on July 13th, 2019 under Releases, ,

Majestoluxe - Septic Shock

Active in the late 1980′s Swedish EBM-scene in bands like Sound Manufacturers, clubs like Piz Off and labels like Osmium, Stockholm based producer Conny Fornbäck reappears after a 30+ year hiatus. This time in the incarnation of Majestoluxe.

On the debut album Septic Shock, Majestoluxe presents nine EBM-tinged experimental industrial pop songs inspired by an actual near death experience. Fully produced on an analogue Eurorack modular system.

Septic Shock should appeal to fans of the sounds of the late 70′s UK, the early German 80′s, the mid Belgian 80′s, or last night in Sweden.

LP / Digital Album

Posted on July 11th, 2019 under Releases, ,