H ø r d - EP #2

Hørd is a darkwave project based in Bordeaux and founded in 2013 by musician and video-artist Sebastien Carl. His music is a deeply melancholic and epic synthwave, oscillating between efficiency and pondering, influenced by fantastic movies and film noir.

After a first EP and many tracks released on Romance Moderne, Giallo Disco, Anywave, The Scrap Mag, as well as a remix for Winter Severity Index, Hørd’s second EP will be out in October 2015: a 7” single with two devastating sides (“Speak”, an ideal hit single with ice-cold reflections, and “Let Them Burn”, a technoid anthem for a deadlock party), along with 4 digital remixes by Hante., Volcan, A V G V S T and Black Bug.

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Posted on December 15th, 2015 under Releases, ,

USHERsan & HIV+ - Wide Lights From Hatred Springs

New version of CD album “Wide Lights from Hatred Springs” published in december 2012 on Signifier (Chicago/USA).

UPR is pleased to present the first collaborative project from prolific cold industrial / minimal synth artists Anthon ‘Usher’ Shield of french coldwave cult act NORMA LOY (and today BLACK EGG) and Pedro Peñas y Robles (from HIV+). Some of these songs have contributed to the birth of their synthwave franco spanish duo ADAN & ILSE in 2013.

“Wide Lights from Hatred Springs” features studio sessions inspired by Noise, Post Punk and New Wave pioneers such as Throbbing Gristle, Suicide, Cabaret Voltaire, SPK or Nitzer Ebb. The unpredictable pairing of Usher & Pedro utilize vintage equipment and techniques from the late 1970′s / early 80′s leading to a memorable and catchy sound that is as fresh as it is familiar. Haunting compositions feature electro industrial rhythms and old analogue synths. Lyrics sung by HIV+ with backing vocals by USHERsan and Vera give voice to the way in which emotional, spiritual, and social isolation encapsulate the madness of our time.

Featuring remixes from ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL and MILLIMETRIC.

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Posted on December 13th, 2015 under Releases, , ,

Boy Harsher - Pain 12"

BOY HARSHER is a dark electronic duo that produces gritty dance beats infused with ethereal vocals, creating a sound that is eerie, intense and incredibly danceable. Augustus Muller develops the underbelly of sound with minimal beats and grinding synths, where Jae Matthews whispers, screams and chants on top. Together, the music created is somewhere between EBM, drone and confessional storytelling. Muller and Matthews both have a strong background in film and their cinematic approach translated effectively in both their recordings and live performance.

Boy Harsher started in early 2013 under the name Teen Dreamz. The project was based on short stories written and read by Matthews then live scored by Muller. As the project matured the instrumentals became more dance influenced and Matthews’ delivery became more dynamic and spontaneous. In January of 2014 Teen Dreamz took on the moniker Boy Harsher.

Their first EP was mostly recorded at home in Savannah using small collection of cheap synthesizers. These recordings were fleshed out in the studio under the guidance of veteran engineer and producer Peter Mavrogeorgis at Dollhouse Studios. After a short, but productive mixing and mastering session Boy Harsher completed their EP Lesser Man. Lesser Man was originally released by Savannah’s Soft Science on small run cassette. St. Paul’s Night People re-released Lesser Man in April.

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Posted on December 11th, 2015 under Releases, ,

The Rorschach Garden - The Rorschach Dossier

Compilation of tracks from out-of-print vinyls and CD-R’s released in early 2000’s (“Flow of Life”, “Far Away from Paradise”, “State Protection”, “Motorcircle”, “Common Games”, etc.) plus some rare and unreleased stuff.

Limited to 500 copies in digipak with booklet.

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Posted on December 9th, 2015 under Releases, ,

Alles - Union

We live in the kingdom of noise, information overflow, misinformation & disorientation. Ever rushing, we grasp disconnected words, unfinished thoughts, repeated ideas.

We consume relationships, sandwiches, art. We want freedom but don’t know how to be free.We close up in the world of definition, scheme, calculation and manipulation.

Post-modernism, post-punk, post-communism, great post.

Overload’s overload, tiredness of being tired. Has everything been done before? … Alles.

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Posted on December 7th, 2015 under Releases, ,