Dream For The Fall

Schonwald is a duo from Italy. Schonwald is all about atmospheres: hypnotic minimalist mood and a noise inclination with echoes of Suicide, New Order, The Cure, mingling with synth melodies straight from the ’80. Their first album “Amplified nature” was realized in February 2009 on a special Vinyl edition including CD on Pocket Heaven Records (Lux).

Schonwald live debut was in London at “Myogenic Festival” and Amplified Nature has been supported by 4 European tours through Italy, England, France, Switzerland , Luxembourg, Germany.

Don’t let the Germanic name fool you, the first Italian band signed to HoZac and one we’ve been excited to unleash for months, Schonwald emerge here on their US debut single slithering with unsettling vibes right from the start. This two-piece unit has been surreptitiously dwelling in the shadowy corners of the European underworld for a few years now, releasing their debut LP in 2009 on a special Vinyl edition including CD on Pocket Heaven Records (Lux) and performing at festivals with the likes of UK Decay, and other similar bands, Schonwald are now encroaching on world submission with the unleashing of their long-anticipated “Mercurial” single. A chilling and hopelessly bleak drum-machine rhythm sets the tone, parting the waves of rippling darkness into a massive surge of inescapable, hushed-yet-crushing electronic melancholia. European post punk at it’s finest, Alessandra and Luca of Schonwald create a pulsing, black-lit atmospheric electronic vibration so cold, hypnotic, and simple, it’s perfect for our endlessly frozen world.

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Posted on November 11th, 2014 under Releases, ,

ROLADEX + ((PRESSURES)) Split 7"

Limited Edition split 7″ featuring original artwork on a fold over insert that nicely complements the music contained therein. Pressed on high quality transparent urinechrome vinyl.

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Posted on November 8th, 2014 under Releases, , ,

Tonight is The Last Night

Impersonate or Die is producing music for the darkness that we all breed inside, a one man project based in Athens,managed by Nick Stonem.

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Posted on November 5th, 2014 under Releases, ,

Silent Servant - Broken English Club

Cititrax is proud to present a 4 song split EP by Silent Servant and Broken English Club. Although the two are geographically very far apart, Silent Servant based in Los Angeles, US and Broken English Club based in London, UK, the two share a similar outlook and musical approach. Both projects have been on the rise lately, and stem from a strongly rooted techno background. Combining their influences of dance music, techno, EBM, industrial and post-punk, Silent Servant and Broken English Club offer a new breed of EBM infused techno wave on the Violence And Divinity EP. They artfully create music that works both on and off the dance floor, infusing a dark atmospheric mood with addictive, pulsating rhythms. Themes of love, death, modernity and automobile crashes appear throughout this EP from the music itself right through to the cover art and one of a kind vinyl pressing.

Limited edition vinyl pressing of 999 copies, first 500 copies are pressed on black inside milky clear vinyl, housed in a matte printed sleeve.

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Posted on November 2nd, 2014 under Releases, , ,

TSTI - Evaluated

“evaluated” is the companion album to “evaluations”, the debut album of TSTI, released on desire18 months ago. It contains 14 remixes (10 on the vinyl + 4 as bonus digital) by producers and bands as diverse as Soft Riot, Phosphor, XIU, Heinrich Dressel, Castratii, Roladex…

Isolated in an upstate, NY bedroom studio exists TSTI, a solo project by artist S. Smith described as ‘dark, hazy synthetic pop.’ Constructing musical landscapes that combine pounding drum machines with elevated melodies, TSTI stirs the echoes of his 80’s influences into a pot of contradicting emotions to establish a diverse yet familiar and powerful sound.

The genesis of TSTI began in a 2003 but did not show its face until the summer 2011 with the self-released, 4 song demo “Black Envelope EP.” The first 10 months of 2012 TSTI spent writing, recording and mixing his full-length release “evaluations” which consist of 9 tracks assessing those that surround him.

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Posted on October 30th, 2014 under Releases, ,