No New Dawn –  Double Dream

No New Dawn is a manifestation of creative force informed by the perspectives and understanding gained through the path to void consciousness by J. Czarn. The artistic work and exploration of NND is primarily done through the utilization of electronics, however all forms of media are infinitely within consideration. No New Dawn is an ideological reference to universal oneness and present action.

No New Dawn is a post-industrial minimal synth project with Black Metal background based in Detroit by J. Czarn. Beginning in 2016, the first full-length album “Double Dream” was finished in 2018. No New Dawn’s illumination of modern bleakness and struggle contrasted with intervals of meditative and reflective clarity provide a fitting backdrop to the cold soundscape captured on this album. The project’s music uses a mix of analog, midi, sampling and live recording methods to achieve an often cavernous electronic and vocal sound. “Double Dream” also exhibits a shift in focus throughout the album from conventional song structures to loose and ambient instrumental compositions. J. Czarn is a multi-instrumentalist and artist affiliated with the One void art collective.

Absolutely must have for fans of early 80s synth scene (Gary Numan, The Human League, Clock DVA, John Foxx or Second Decay), Cold Cave, early Lust For Youth, November Növelet, late Haus Arafna, Martial Canterel.

CD / Cassette / Digital Album

Posted on January 30th, 2020 under Releases, ,

Ploho ‎– Пыль

Ploho is a post-punk band from Novosibirsk, Russia founded in 2013. The band is famous for its perfect balance between cold intense and depressive sound and danceable synth-pop rhythms. Their lyrics balance between acute social issues and romanticism.

Ploho is the undisputed leader in the Russian post-punk scene and now regularly performs in Europe. In 2018, the album “Where the Birds Fly Away to Die” entered the top 25 best albums of the year of the XRAY.fm radio rating.

LP / CD / Digital Album

Posted on December 3rd, 2019 under Releases, ,

Tristán B. - Porcelain

Tristán B. is the one-man Synth Pop / Post-Punk project of Antonio R. based in Mexico City. Its sound is inspired by early 80s Synth Pop and Minimal Synth bands as well as the “Revival” sound of the current bands. The most of his songs are interpretations of ideas of philosophers like Byung-Chul Han or Zygmunt Bauman, emphasizing his concern for the current condition of “disposable” of human relations and therefore of individual in himself, leading him to self-exploit under the premise “Yes, you can” or “Do it”, as if his success or failure depended only on him and not on the social-cultural framework to which he belongs.

Cassette / Digital Album

Posted on September 10th, 2019 under Releases, ,

Ritual Veil - Wolf In The Night

Take the familiarity of new wave, post punk and synthpop and throw a sexbeat and goth subculture cloak over it. Add a kind of starry-eyed new romantic feel to the whole mixture, and this is where Portland, OR trio, Ritual Veil, come in.

Ritual Veil have emerged with a solid six-track EP which explores those styles while sounding intuitive and honest. It’s been a while since the last time we’ve listened to a release on which each and every individual track could be a standout single, and this upcoming band’s debut EP is one of those cases.

Despite the strongly stylized aesthetics and trust on the traits and sounds of the past, Wolf In The Night surfaces sounding fresh, founded on the trio’s impeccable artistic taste, throbbing beats and alluring synths, as well as a striking vocal delivery that always seem to carry a touch of melancholy.

Goth club frequenters and very early Depeche Mode and New Order devotees, sit up for this one.

Cassette / Digital Album

Posted on January 20th, 2018 under Releases, ,

Supernova 1006 - Dope For Human

2 new tracks from the leading Russian darkwave band. First track is powerful post-punk hymn, while the second track reveals to us the experimental side of the duo. Six and a half minutes of pure pleasure!

7″ / Digital Album

Posted on May 6th, 2017 under Releases, ,