Walk Onto Sun – Self-titled

Walk Onto Sun is the solo vessel of Los Angeles, CA musician Ben Engebretson. The project began in 2016 with In the Inside EP, a recording of songs that webzine I Die: You Die described as, “fractured minimal wave, bleary post-punk, with a restless and claustrophobic mood.” After some local live performances, Ben continued to evolve and experiment with Grow Static, released on cassette by Minnesota experimental label Phage Tapes. Not tightly fitting into any one genre, these songs showcased a diverse palette of surrealistic compositions with political themes of alienation, degradation of facts, and the demise of the middle class. CVLT Nation described the EP as, “one of the most exciting darkwave/industrial releases this year,” and, “a fantastic EP highly recommended for anyone into darkwave, industrial, trip-hop, or even ambient/experimental noise.”

In 2019, Walk Onto Sun’s first LP, released on French label Icy Cold Records in cooperation with Manic Depression Records (Digital, CD), and Phage Tapes (cassette), comes in full post-punk force with a dark dream like washing over the pulsing percussion. These hypnotic sounds find inspiration from older acts like Suicide and Public Image Ltd, and newer acts like The Soft Moon and Liars. Lyrical themes include a fluctuation between despair and hope living in current day America, navigating alienation, and taking on the autocratic tendencies of lies and disinformation. This LP features two brilliantly crafted atmospheric and EBM remixes of ‘Medicate’ by Spheric. Now a duo live, look out for live performances in the coming year and into 2020.

CD / Digital Album

Posted on January 12th, 2020 under Releases, ,

Dead – Dreams

Hypnotic and bewitching, DEAD has built its universe around boxes with acid rhythm, dancing and a cold shamanic voice, associated with sharp guitars and feedback.
                                          
Dead draws its inspiration from the texture of Jesus and Mary Chain as well as from the power of APTBS.

After 2 stripping EPs TRANSMISSIONS and VERSE, the latest VOICES release gives us a resolutely hypnotic universe with dark and melodic atmospheres!

12″ / Digital Album

                                                                  

Posted on January 10th, 2020 under Releases, ,

Je t'aime - Self-titled

Formed in Paris, JE T’AIME released their debut single “The Sound” in the Spring of 2018. Following the enthusiastic public reception of this first recording, the band chose a secluded spot on the coast of Brittany to focus on a more major work. Weeks of sleepless summer nights in the pursuit of new sounds result in the creation of eleven new tracks: the sound a post-punk cold wave hybrid, reminiscent of the great Mancunian Factory era and suffused with hints of the Smiths.

LP / CD / Digital Album

Posted on September 2nd, 2019 under Releases, , ,

Sydney Valette - How Many Lives

Sydney Valette’s 10 years’ anniversary album.

« How many lives »… can one have within a single life? wonders Sydney Valette from the start of his 5th delivery. Here are the musings of a young soul that managed to stay around for over a decade somewhere between the electro-goth scene and warehouse raves.

CD / Digital Album

Posted on May 21st, 2019 under Releases, ,