Churros Batiment - Couteau

Here’s the first album from Churros Batiment, a Grunge-Wave duo from Grenoble, France.

Cassette / Digital Album

Posted on October 3rd, 2017 under Releases, ,

YobKiss - Asexual

With the Asexual EP by YobKiss, Electronic Emergencies is back with a true electronic delight. YobKiss consists of Dutch instrumentalist and producer Paul Borchers, currently based in San Francisco, and Tokyo resident Yuko Araki on vocals. Their music balances on the edge of avant-garde electronics and flirts with acid pop in dreamy soundscapes, with an analogue synth sound and beautiful vocals in Japanese and English. Or, in their own words, a pitch-dark, filth-ridden tour de force into the worlds of acid house and electro.

EP / Digital Album

Posted on October 1st, 2017 under Releases, ,

Factice Factory - Lines & Parallels

This third album is to be seen as a natural evolution of the bands previous achievements, a certain form of continuity of the sound and particular athmosphere they have managed to establish and set, creating their own musical identity. The melancholy and gloominess of the first two albums is still present but has evolved, becoming rougher, sharper, with a form of urgence, like a summer storm approaching from the far outskirts of the city to rush down on someone’s head…

As the band was busy working on live performances the new songs inevitably inherited from this live approach of playing and singing, the aim became to be able to perform new materials during concerts and this can clearly be heard throughout the album’s tracks. On a musical side the band experienced with new pedals and a more upfronted bass playing. There is clearly a deeper focus to be heard on the use of guitars and bass guitars in this new release. The songs are still very existential and influenced by the eighties and the typical Post-Punk touch even if some songs may sound a bit more rock too sometimes… The composition of each track still emerged in a very natural and spontaneous way, mixing and confronting either French, German or English to the feeling of each track’s own identity and musical soundscape.

You can clearly identify two sides, two lines or parallels in this new opus, there is an electronic and more hypnotic side there with the very Neue Deutsche Welle. alike ”Leuchtturm”, the minimal film noir tribute ”Audran”, the very eighties sounding ”Sway” or the harsh industrial tainted ”Extinguisher”. The other so called line is to be heard in tracks such as the desperate and goose bumping ”Defeat”, the somehow oriental sounding ”Hatch End” or the melancholic end ballad ”The Weeping Willow”… These two parallel lines finally merge into one single and united sound pattern, a delight that will surely find its place in the ears of many dark music addicts.

LP / Digital Album

Posted on September 29th, 2017 under Releases, ,

This Is The Bridge - Dead Art Forms

Here’s the latest release from This Is The Bridge, a solo and collaborative electronic music project from London & Liverpool.

Digital Album

Posted on September 27th, 2017 under Releases, ,

Videogram - Test Subject 011

Debuting on his own imprint SelectaVision, Swedish producer Magnus Sellergren set out to expand his musical vision with “Test Subject 011″; a four-track EP that sees him injecting both Italo and Space Disco to the trademark Videogram sound.

Drawing inspiration from the Netflix hit series “Stranger Things”, the EP blends driving John Carpenter-esque rhythms with softer melodies, pulsating riffs with dance-friendly drum beats, and outlandish synth and sample-driven soundscapes with soothing, melancholic string arrangements – creating an exciting horror synth EP that’s simultaneously intense and lush.

Digital Album

Posted on September 25th, 2017 under Releases,