Somewhere There's A Hunger Strike

There is minimal synth and then there is Iv/An. In a class all of his own, with a voice like no other, full of depth and clarity of tone, Iv/An’s releases on TONN Recordings have brought us synth that is executed with exacting precision. Skilfully pared back to expose their inventiveness, each track is interwoven with thought provoking narratives that speak to us of the human condition.

CD / Digital Album

Posted on May 1st, 2019 under Releases, ,

Finlay Shakespeare - Domestic Economy

The playful confidence that exudes Finlay Shakespeare’s practice is flagarenty laid out on Domestic Economy, his extraordinary debut full length. Domestic Economy displays two eventful sides evidencing the unique musical approach Shakespeare has developed in such a short period of time. Let’s get some facts straight, Finlay is young. And talented. His programming skills belie his years and one can detect a sharp appreciation of historical electronic pop whilst simultaneously developing a canny understanding as to where such a form exists in the current age. Shakespeare’s brazen lyrical content and significant melodic prowess highlight a brave new voice in what can often be an sterile aesthetic environment.

Domestic Economy bursts with edgy ecstatic electronic pop. A form not only unusual for Editions Mego (actually known for idolising such forms) but somewhat of a scarcity amongst the modern electronic landscape. Beling age, form and movement Domestic Economy is a damn near perfect amalgamation of historical respect and contemporary anxiety wrapped in an exquisite song-form package. Made in Bristol. Published in Wien. Delivered to all brains, like a wayward dream.

LP / Digital Album

Posted on April 29th, 2019 under Releases, ,

Digital Leather - FEEET

We design our shifting realities. One minute, things make sense. The next minute, we are unraveled. We must fight to create ourselves or die.

Fueled on desert energy, cheap synthesizers, and 4-track home recorders, Digital Leather began as Shawn Foree’s one-man bedroom project in Tucson, Arizona. The music was intended to be shared with a small circle of friends only. Without warning, that circle grew. Digital Leather has since moved in several stylistic directions, but has always adhered to one law: nothing lasts.

“Feeet” is an eclectic compilation of mainly tape-only released songs written and recorded between 2008 and 2018. Ranging from catchy synthpop to colder dark-wave tunes, these tracks represent a dark journey, where sometimes, despair reigns freely. Sometimes hatred is the only food there is. Sometimes love is an extended nightmare. But it goes further than that.

LP / Digital Album

Posted on April 27th, 2019 under Releases, ,

Boy Harsher - Careful

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 industrial, drone and confessional storytelling. Muller and Matthews both have a strong background in film and their cinematic approach translates effectively in both their recordings and live performance.

LP / Digital Album

Posted on April 25th, 2019 under Releases, ,

Nina Belief - Indigo / Cult of the Viper

The Iranian born, Miami based synthstress brings you her latest audio carvings encompassed in the energetic style of her live sets. In a world littered with political turmoil and judgmental eyes, Indigo is an homage to the resistance. Cult of the Viper is a reptilian track with phallic undertones.

The pendulum of this release swings between pure sex and violence.

7″

Posted on April 23rd, 2019 under Releases, ,