Tristán B. - 山寨 (shanzhai)

Tristán B.‘s minimal, shady and melodic analog synthetic sound, joins the dots between synth-wave, synthpop and minimal synth, with gloomy post-punk leanings underneath, often enriched with thoughtful literary and philosophical lyrics, delves deeper into twisting and mesmerizing introspective and achingly emotional moody synth-laden sonic realms engulfed in dense hazy shades of gray, as grainy and faded old photographs, steeped in a sombre aura of endless melancholy and timeless heartbreaking memories. [Whitelight//Whiteheat]

Cassette / Digital Album

Posted on August 23rd, 2020 under Releases, ,

Méi Jùn Bìng – Self-titled

Méi Jùn Bìng 霉菌病 (Mycosis in English) is a synth-punk project made by Ben Le Millionaire (French based in Wuhan, China) combining elements of dark wave and synthwave with the energy of punk music. Meijunbing is influenced by music genres such as Punk, Synthpunk, Neue Deutsche Welle, Post-punk and Old-School Industrial.

CD / Digital Album [free download]

Posted on March 31st, 2020 under Releases, ,

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, ,