Konstrukcija - Self-titled

More than a side-project, Konstrukcija stemmed from the reunion of Stropu Jurka (STROPS, VSKB, but also the radio show INTERVILNIS) and Gatis Druvaskalns (STARPLIKTUVE, CELMLAUZIS) in spring 2011 when the latter returned from a two-year long stay in the Netherlands. He brought his friend back a Casio MT-40, which he had bought for the modest sum of 5 euros. They started jamming and within a few days recorded several tracks for which the Casio, a Korg Monotron, an Estradin-230 and a diy noise box were utilized. In the end they came up with a full unreleased album. The texts allude to all their friends who have left Latvia to live abroad, as well as to those who have left forever by jumping from the cable-stayed bridge (Riga).

Their sound is very reminiscent of the analogical minimal electronic wave in the vein of early pioneers such as Kraftwerk, El Aviador Dro or Yellow Magic Orchestra to which they added that indescribable Latvian frostbitten atmosphere from a country where the winter temperature may fall to -30º C and winter lasts for half of the year… That was it officially… not until December 2012 when they started playing again in order to get prepared for a set which would be performed two months later in Paris, following an invitation from Les Sons Paranormaux. It is then that they very naturally thought of inviting Erlends Paičs –who had already been active within VSKB a few years earlier, most notoriously for a series of live sets programmed and organized by the above-mentioned organization.

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Posted on March 22nd, 2015 under Releases, ,

Jupiter-8 - Back To War

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack composed by Jupiter-8.

Stanley Kowalsky, once a highly decorated NY police officer, turned alcoholic since the death of his wife. All he had left was his 17 year old daughter until one night she was caught in the cross fire of a drug fueled gang war and killed. Having nothing left to lose, Kowalsky reunites with his commando team from vietnam to avenge her death.

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Posted on March 20th, 2015 under Releases,

Beatbox Machinery - Cyber Drama

Beatbox Machinery was formed in February 2010 by Toxic Razor. Hardware synth wave soundscapes blended with analogue monophonic waves and digital analogue sequences. Everything is recorded with real hardware gear and there is no use of midi, VST instruments or software plugins.

Limited edition cassette in jelly green shell, comes in a full-coloured cardboard slipcase.

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Posted on March 18th, 2015 under Releases, ,

Kubinski - Life Boy

From Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Kubinski music its something like: synthpop, synthwave, dreamwave, nu disco, italo-disco.

Limited edition of 12 gatefold CD.

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Posted on March 16th, 2015 under Releases, ,

Lovers Revenge - Lovers Revenge

Tired of the sun & the fakeness of their city, this Miami based duo emerge from the underground to provide a nice & melancholic atmosphere, bringing us back to the dark american’s 80′s movies.

The bands influences consist of venting out about relationships gone bad, mixed emotions of love and hate, and together, combining them with darkwave like sounds.

Each track has its own story, let yourself begin the trip….

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Posted on March 14th, 2015 under Releases, ,