Colin Potter - The Abominable Slowman

Colin Potter has been a central figure in the UK’s DIY and post – industrial underground since the late ‘70s. His ICR label, founded in 1981, blurred the lines between post – punk experimentation, crude pop, Krautrock – inspired drone work and contemporary electronica, with releases by everyone from DIY legends The Instant Automatons through Chris & Cosey of Throbbing Gristle, experimental composer Trevor Wishart, drone soundists Andrew Chalk and Darren Tate and Bryn Jones’s Muslimgauze. He has also been a key collaborator with both Current 93 and Nurse With Wound, working in the studio with both groups since the late ‘90s as well as serving as a member of Nurse With Wound’s current live line – up. From the late ‘90s to the late ‘00s Potter’s IC Studio, based in a Victorian Water Tower outside Preston, was a lightning rod for musicians working beneath the radar and a focal point for the nascent UK drone scene. Recent years have seen an upsurge in interest in Potter’s solo works.

LP / Digital Album

Posted on January 4th, 2018 under Releases, ,

Electrified Bodies

10 years of Bodyvolt (active since 2007)! We celebrate this with a third exquisite release in the Bodyvolt Vinyl Series.

9 tracks by various artists: Bruta Non Calculant (formerly known through Invasion Planete Records and his project Le Syndicat Electronique. Now: Hieratique Records), Eleven Pond (Dark Entries; legendary 80s New Wave Band), Flying Bodies (Kommando 6, Enfant Terrible), Swesor Bhrater (also from the Ex-Invasion Planete circle, now: Hieratique Records), Nina Belief (No Emb Blanc Records), TecRoc (Kommando 6), Naive (formerly known as Autonom or as Codes on Kommando 6 and Falco Invernale), Black Pond (Bodyvolt; a project of Eleven Pond/Jeff Gallea + Beta Evers) and Radikale Analog Fraktion (Kommando 6, Bodyvolt).

LP

Posted on January 2nd, 2018 under Releases,

Red Axes - Nyx Tapes

Dark Entries is honored to release a 4-track EP by Red Axes, the prolific production duo of Dori Sadovnik and Niv Arzi from Tel Aviv. The pair were raised on a diet of post-punk, new-wave, and Italo-disco at fogged out warehouse and basement parties. Their own productions and remixes have appeared on labels such as I’m a Cliché, Correspondant, and Hivern Discs. ‘Nyx Tape’ features two new compositions backed with two edits from our catalog.

First up is the slick electro anthem “5 Min” another collaboration with French-Canadian born singer Chloé Raunet aka C.A.R. Followed by “Nyx Tape” featuring charismatic singer-lyricist Gina Kikoine aka Gina X, who reached out after hearing their remix of her classic single “No GDM” that was a huge anthem on the Tel Aviv 80s underground scene. The track is an ecstatic dance to the rhythm in the darkness with Gina’s ice cold Teutonic spoken word taking creative inspiration from the Jewish Mourners’ Prayer – The Kaddish.

On the B-side “Destination Moon” by Solid Space from 1982 has been given a dancefloor makeover with moody synths and a haunting guitar line reminiscent of an Adrian Sherwood dub. Closing this EP is a hypnotic edit of “La Machine á Rêver” by French bedroom synth freaks X-Ray Pop from 1984 slowed down to a 4/4 groove that takes the original to outer space and back. All songs have been mastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley.

12″ EP / Digital Album

Posted on December 31st, 2017 under Releases, ,

DIN - Real Dirt

DIN, the project of Los Angeles’s Josie Vand and Greg Vand, are able to extract choice elements from eras past and distill it into an impressively focused and modern sound. Every sound, every texture, every voice falls perfectly into place, as the palette effortlessly winds from warm and pastoral to cold and sharp, leaving you room to both dance and dream. The “Real Dirt” LP is infectiously understated from start to finish, and as the follow up to their “Saturate” EP on Ascetic House it proves that DIN is a serious force in modern synth music.

Those familiar with the label may recognize Greg Vand from his role in the great High-Functioning Flesh, however DIN will likely appeal more to fans of Factory Floor, Tropic of Cancer, and Boy Harsher. Josie Vand has previously performed as a member of DVA Damas and contributed her visual art talents to the Jealous God label.

LP / Digital Album

Posted on December 30th, 2017 under Releases, ,

NONE - Poison

Here’s the latest album from NONE, a cold-wave / post-punk / experimental female solo project from Berlin, Germany.

CD / Digital Album

Posted on December 29th, 2017 under Releases, ,