Ventre De Biche ‎– 3

Here is the third album from one of the most prolific artist of our time. From cheaptunes made from toys, to extrem noise terror, Luca’s music and art surround us from the Teenage Menopause’s early age. Further and deeper in the in-between zone, this one assumes Autotune arrangment, exploring the daily psychoses and the random paranoïa.

Once again, Luca aka Ventre de Biche releases and album on its own. Lyrics, music, sounds and arrangement, he even draws comic strips and artwork covers.

LP / Digital Album

Posted on March 22nd, 2020 under Releases, ,

Dissemblance ‎– Over The Sand

Exploring the balances between pop song writing structures, 80s cold wave bedroom style electronic production, and dreary gloom rock, Paris based Dissemblance presents her debut lp “Over the Sand” for Mannequin Records.

Over the ten tracks Dissemblance treads the fringes of a blurred dream world, using her bass guitar, voice, and drum machine as the backbone to create haunting yet soothing pop atmospheres in her songs. The opener “Transfuge” maintains a focus on the bass guitar, while a sparse rhythm box and monotone vocal fuel unbreakable tension. “Rescue” continues centered around the bass playing, this time with more almost upbeat surf rock pop sensibility driving the track. The closer “A Ride” takes shape with Boss DR-55 clicks, solem, floating vocals and a subtle bassline reminding us of some of Lifetones finer moments.

A welcome new addition to the Mannequin catalog, “Over the Sand” will appeal to fans of gloom tinged electronic pop and even to optimistic goths around the globe.

LP / Digital Album

Posted on March 21st, 2020 under Releases, ,

The Detox Twins ‎– Dead Horse Ghost

Based heavily on the tracks which formed the bulk of the duo’s 7” releases on Polytechnic Youth, here’s the latest release from The Detox Twins, a synthpop project from Berlin.

LP / Digital Album

Posted on March 20th, 2020 under Releases, ,

Prinzessin ‎– Exit Wounds

If ever there was a perfect TONN Recordings sound, it would surely be Prinzessin. With its pin sharp minimal aesthetic layered over deep electronic undercurrents, addictive synth lines and a voice as rich as velvet, it was love at first listen.

Digital Album

Posted on March 19th, 2020 under Releases, ,

Black Marble ‎– Bigger Than Life

When Chris Stewart set out to write and record his third album as Black Marble, he was newly living in Los Angeles, fresh off a move from New York. The environment brought much excitement and possibility, but the distance had proved too much for the car he brought along. With it out of commission indefinitely, he purchased a bus pass and planned his daily commute from his Echo Park apartment to his downtown studio, where he began to shape Bigger Than Life. The route wound all through the city, from the small local shops of Echo Park to the rising glass of the business district, to the desperation of Skid Row. The hurried energy of the environment provided a backdrop for the daily trip. When Stewart finally arrived at his studio, he’d look through his window at the mountains and the sky, seeing the beauty that makes L.A. unique — the same beauty his fellow commuters, some pushed to the edge of human endurance, had seen.

That was the headspace he was in when he began to map out the syncopated drums and staccato arpeggiation of Bigger Than Life, an ode to his new condition and a shimmering synth-pop response to its cacophony.

LP / Digital Album

Posted on March 18th, 2020 under Releases, ,