BR115 - Server

A hybrid of Hi-NRG, Italo Disco and Synthwave that escaped from the lab and landed on the dance floors.

Server is Andrés Perez and Antonio Ballester. It materialized in 2017 as an electronic duo, but the collective consciousness from which it sprung developed much earlier in the Lima of eurodance combis, in the brutalism of Galerías Brasil, in the gothic clubs of Santa Beatriz and in the sweaty dens where the second Limean surge of hxc punk boiled the blood of a mutant youth.

Server started its operations under the pseudonym VIDEODROME, a tribute to Cronenberg and to the aesthetics of Cine Millonario, a popular Peruvian TV show of the nineties.

Cassette / Digital Album

Posted on October 24th, 2019 under Releases, ,

Da-Sein ‎– Mirror Touch

Da-Sein is a duo consisting of Fernando O. Paino and Kas Visions, who at present reside in Madrid. Their sound can be described as gloomy Analogue Electronics deliberately reduced in form. From danceable to destructive, with distorted, mostly female vocals intoning Polish and English texts.

LP / Cassette / CD

Posted on October 22nd, 2019 under Releases, ,

Pleasure Symbols ‎- Closer And Closer Apart

Australian band Pleasure Symbols enter a new phase in 2019, physically and stylistically with the forthcoming release of their first full length record Closer And Closer Apart. Three years have passed since the release of their debut, self-titled EP through Avant!. The time away being a necessary moment of reflection and regeneration for singer, songwriter and bassist Jasmine Dunn. Joined by fellow musician Steven Schnorrer, the duo began the push towards a more 80’s inspired post-punk sound with a ‘pop noir’ twist.

Deciding to record and produce the album themselves, gave the freedom to take time to grow and explore their new direction as a song writing duo. Despite current trends in popular music, Pleasure Symbols continues to focus on a more guitar based post punk, dream-pop sound, while slowly diverging from a previous minimal wave, synth based musical output. With themes of desire for desires sake and self confrontation, the new musical direction may seem initially harrowing, but look closer and you will see vulnerability and tenderness triumph over the struggle of the human experience.

LP / Digital Album

Posted on October 20th, 2019 under Releases, ,

Grotto Terrazza - Stumpfer Gegenstand

Transforming from a blunt object into a smoldering saint, just another day thought on the never ending collage of life, a pattern that continuously evolves like Grotto Terrazza, the Munich based art/music/life project of Thomas Schamann.

‘Stumpfer Gegenstand’ (Blunt Object) is his musical debut for Cut Surface and Maple Death, a beautiful intimate album of translucent dark beat poetry, that flickers between rhythmical murder ballads, Neue Deutsche Welle, the early experiments of Palais Schaumburg and the industrial malaise of Cabaret Voltaire; this is art-punk that plays with musique concrete and finds it’s pop sensibility rooted in EBM and folk noir.

Schamann started collecting bits and pieces of this and that in order to use them for a cut-up of some sort in 2015. Slowly two distinct and cohesive pieces came to life, his editorial debut, “Trattoria Nihil”, a 250 page collection of beat poetry in German & drawings, and this album ‘Stumpfer Gegenstand’, started roughly in 2017 in Paris, France. Thomas was on tour with his other band, darkwave Berlin project Bleib Modern, with a few days off, and decided to split from his bandmates and embark on an odyssey through Pigalle and other parts of the city; this is where the seeds of the album were firmly planted.

Cassette / Digital Album

Posted on October 18th, 2019 under Releases, ,

Jean​-​Luc - Des litres d'essence

Hailing from different places in western Europe, Luc Bersier, Low Bat, Leonard Prochazka and Ariel Garcia created this vibrant EP. Their synergy tells a story of creativity, freedom in sound and, above all, playfulness. Serious music while similarly not being to earnest.

Their venture evolved into a very original blend of cosmic music, utilizing instruments that fit into the neofolk Krautrock domain, vocal experiments into French chanson territory, infused in Berlinian cosmopolitanism. Expect an exciting minimal wave synth punk orgy, punk definitely being the defining trait underneath these layers of sound.

This is boundless music with attitude, capable of making us drift off and disrupt us in equal measure.

EP / Digital Album

Posted on October 16th, 2019 under Releases, ,