Black Monolith Space Quest - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Brussels-based multi-talent TZII has been spreading his magickal frequencies all over the world since 1996, both as a composer for dance companies, live performances and movie soundtracks, and of course as a member of SOLAR SKELETONS and DUFLAN DUFLAN. After his recent appearance on the Recuerdos del Futuro compilation, he is back on RECTANGLE ASTRAL with the original soundtrack of Caasi Vomisa’s soon-to-be-cult underground sci-fi flick “Black Monolith Space Quest”. A 40 minutes trip through tense black-hole synth throbs, spooky spacy analogue drones from beyond the final frontier and fat sci-fi disco beats. For fans of UMBERTO and XANDER HARRIS a must!

Collector edition in VHS-style plastic box, including film poster and 4 postcard stills.

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Posted on August 20th, 2014 under Releases, , ,

RedRedRed - Pattern Completion LP

Dark Entries is proud to introduce the debut album by REDREDRED, a contemporary artist from San Francisco. Michael Wood, formerly of duo Primary Colors, began this project in 2012, taking inspiration from Front 242, Einsturzende Neubauten, Throbbing Gristle, Nietzsche and Sartre. Wood utilizes a simple setup of vintage analog synthesizers and drum machines, and records them on reel-to-reel.

“Pattern Completion” was originally planned as a 4 song cassette EP that was only released digitally. The A side features remixed and remastered versions of the tracks from the EP. The B side consists of four unreleased tracks, two of which are instrumental. The material on “Pattern Completion” is strongly influenced by Michael’s former live/work studio space in the Bayview District of San Francisco, an area surrounded by recycling facilities and water treatment plants. The songs reflect this industrial atmosphere, stacking treated rhythm box patterns, quivering synthesizers, and mechanical vocals.

All songs have been mastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. Each LP is housed in a jacket featuring photography by Melissa Joy Bernier and contains a double sided insert 11×11 with lyrics. “Pattern Completion” develops the strain of futuristic, mutant industrial pioneered by San Francisco groups like Tuxedomoon and Factrix, with REDREDRED adding his own brand of damaged angular rhythms.

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Posted on August 17th, 2014 under Releases, ,

Sumerian Fleet – Just Pressure LP

Sumerian Fleet is the supergroup of Dutch producers Alden Tyrell and Mr Pauli with vocalist Zarkoff. Their debut eponymous EP was released on Clone’s West Coast series in 2010 and the “Sturm Bricht Los” EP came out in 2012 on the Creme Eclipse branch of Creme Organization. Sumerian Fleet is ready to release their first full length album “Just Pressure” all new material recorded between 2013 and 2014 as well as a remixed version of the title track from the “Sturm Bricht Los” EP.

“Just Pressure” contains 80’s Dark Wave/EBM inspired tracks with an industrial tinge. Citing inspiration from Fad Gadget, Front 242, Bauhaus and Sisters of Mercy, Sumerian Fleet deliver 9 songs of vintage dark electro. Their sound brings to mind rough 80s/90s Industrial dance with a Gothic tinge and a touch of bass guitar as the lead instrument. The band utilizes vintage analog gear like the Linn Drum, Roland TR-808, MiniMoog, Korg MS-20, and Roland Jupiter 8 .

All songs were recorded at Mr Pauli’s studio in Den Haag and Alden Tyrell’s studio in Rotterdam. The album has been mastered for vinyl at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley by George Horn. Each LP is packaged in a custom-made jacket by our in-house designer Eloise Leigh, incorporating Mesopotamian pyramids and occult symbols, offset printed with gold ink at Stumptown Printers in Portland.

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Posted on August 14th, 2014 under Releases, ,

Tribute to Grauzone

This is a little tribute to the fantastic swiss band GRAUZONE in a minimal style.

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Posted on August 11th, 2014 under Releases,

This Desolation

Peripheral Minimal is proud to announce the forthcoming 7” by Irish duo KuBO, who consist of: Aidan Casserly (also of synth act Empire State Human), and Brian O’Malley (also of Polydroid).

This will be the first vinyl release by the band, after the initial tape single I Dream Electric, on Manchester based label Vocoder Tapes.

KuBO pay homage to Cubo-Futurism, the early 20th Century Russian art movement which concerned itself with contemporary concepts of the future and the technological triumph of humanity over nature. KuBO’s futuristic synth stylings perfectly fit their nom de guerre.

For lazy comparisons think of 80s synth protagonists, O.M.D and Depeche Mode or even Associates, owing to Aidan’s beautifully soaring soulful vocals. But KuBO are more than that, they create wonderfully melancholic Minimal Synth, that’s highly emotive, able to fill dance floors and act as cerebral fodder simultaneously. A full length album will follow this release in the not too distant future. Plug in and tune out, you won’t be disappointed.

Includes unlimited streaming of This Desolation via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Posted on August 5th, 2014 under Releases, ,