Zoltan Freitag - Real or False

Zoltan Freitag is a one-man-project begun in the early nineties but came to a final synthesis only in the last year and a half. Exploring melodic lines and analogue or analogue-like paths trying to create a bridge between past (the 80ies) and present.

Digital Album

Posted on December 7th, 2017 under Releases,

Pink Fink - Self-titled

Delving into the dark underworld, their premier full-length album is a collaboration with the evil spirits summoned through voodoo séances. Conjure up the dark side with eight trax of ominous analog funk!

LP / Digital Album

Posted on December 6th, 2017 under Releases, ,

Ventre De Biche - 333, Mi Homme, Mi Bête

Entre dessin, tentatives collectives ou Soundclouds privés, Luca Retraite, électron libre de la Triple Alliance de l’Est, produit inlassablement dans toutes les directions des OVNI qui font mouche à chaque fois. Ventre de Biche (alias romantico-ville dortoir) nous sert pour la seconde fois un pur produit de son imaginaire prolifique.

Ici, c’est la France des ronds points, des mains moites et des abris-bus qu’il s’approprie et revendique. Sur la froidure des instrus, il pose le réalisme de ses paroles qu’il enrubanne de Vocoder : une urgence à laquelle répond un vide absolu, une vacuité de l’existence sur fond de Bontempi.

Une bien belle bande son pour l’automne qui s’annonce !

LP / Digital Album

Posted on December 5th, 2017 under Releases, ,

Hyboid - Wired at Heart

Astro Chicken label boss Hyboid delivers his nod to the 80s-centric Synthwave craze. From catchy to new romantic, from stomping to sleazy, “Wired At Heart” has it all: Vintage drummachine beats, bubbling sequences, dreamy analog pads and sizzling synth leads. “Hyboid – Wired At Heart” is a synth-nerd’s wet dream cast in vinyl!

Now here’s the real deal: This package includes the “Wired Heart” Special Synth Gadget. Yes, your record comes with a little heart-shaped synthesizer that can be controlled via 8 touch-sensitive contact pads. The “Wired Heart” has six digital oscillators that interact in several different ways, controlled by your touch, your breath, moisture or any other conductive substance you put on the pads. The sounds are non-melodic and rather experimental. There’s even little extensions ports where you can connect LEDs and photo-resistors to open up even more possibilities for sound manipulation. It’s loads of fun! Driven by a CR2032 battery (not included) and connected via 3.5mm stereo mini-jack (the jack also serves as ON/OFF switch, so pull the plug to save battery life).

2 x 12″ / Digital Album

Posted on December 4th, 2017 under Releases, ,

Fashion Flesh - Withdrawn

Fashion Flesh is the solo-output moniker of John Talaga, based in Bay City, USA, whose music first came to our attention back in 2016 with the release of an excellent 7-inch on Detroit’s Est. ’83 Records. He should have been in the Radiophonic Workshop, but he was in the wrong place, wrong decade. Instead, Withdrawn comes as his first full-length album and makes up for the perfect introduction to Talaga’s synthesis of original and plasticized melodic collages. Birthed from the guts of homegrown exotic electronics and various audio devices built from one’s own design and heavily modified beyond audible recognition or return. From torn memories of pleasant dreams to plasticine free jazz sculptures, wavey electro cuts squealing like rubber tires and pop hallucinations, Fashion Flesh highlights the beauty of confusion and anxiety throughout the breathing and illusive meanderings of his tape manipulations and hard copy cut-ups.

LP / Digital Album

Posted on December 3rd, 2017 under Releases, ,