Rio - Alkyonides

Rio’s debut album is the next to come raw gem, enlighted & enshaped by Teenage Menopause Records for your ears only.

Dark and luminous, naive and serious, Rio mixes opposites. Duo formed during confinement by these two cuties : Maxime (Pilori Prod) and Lio (Le Prince Harry, Komplikations…), Rio deploys a soundscape that is disturbing like the mist and bewitching like the song of the sirens.

Reminding the best french associations, naïve as Elie et Jacno, depth dwelling as Ruth, Rio is a path.

LP / Digital Album

Posted on March 26th, 2022 under Releases, ,

Tsirihaka Harrivel - La Dimension

In 2017, Tsirihaka Harrivel, circus artist, multi-instrumentalist jack of all trades, begins writing this album which will become “The Dimension”, knowing already that it would form the basis of an upcoming performance. He then draws from this intended music the impetus for a narrative frame: it is in fact a soundtrack in reverse.

Tsirihaka builds the soaring atmosphere of this album around an inspiring 1983 Italian groove box featuring synthetic violins and an intriguing rhythm machine. The elliptical lyrics and the breakthroughs of sound participate in this impossible quest where any exit inevitably seems to elude.

The album was produced with Pierre Desprats (music from the films of Bertrand Mandico) who, with his experience of pop and cinema, has managed to keep the energy to several entries of this false album: association of ideas, tragic effect and illustrative music.

LP / Digital Album

Posted on March 2nd, 2021 under Releases, ,

Techno Thriller - Decameron

Long-time friends, and trustful party partners , the Brussels duo, Techno Thriller, joins the Teenage Menopause Records family with a batch of slow and cranky misshapes.

During the past decade, we’ve linked them with the filthy EBM and chopped Indus-Techno they’re performing during massive lives, stabbing the dark rooms audiences. Two albums released on both l’Entorse and the Brussels’ pioneer Unknown Precept, integrating the C12 agency, they scoured Europe, releasing some smoky tracks, for those who love cinderblocks, leather and sweat. On the strength of this impeccable resume, they’re offering, now for Teenage Menopause, a free-reading of the Decameron: a 10 texts chronicle, by the florentine Boccace, describing the spread of the Great Plague of 1352 in his city.

While exploring the limits of new sounds, expanding electronic music, Techno Thriller looks back into their medieval influences, sharpening the blades on the literature of British authors, cutting guts on dark folk moods. The rhythms are slow, the gears are dedicated to building a dark and gloomy feeling, helped by featurings like Naomie Klaus or violinist Tamara Goukassova.

LP / Digital Album

Posted on December 1st, 2020 under Releases, ,

Robodrum ‎– Elektro Mafia

The year 1982 says everything. Martial law in Poland, Planet Rock in NY arises. The same year and month when this electrofunk anthem was composed, in the polish city – Szczecin – in the army hospital Przemek Kuduk aka Electromonter aka Robodrum is born. First music fascination is “Bad” from Michael Jackson’s album which he replays endlessly.

In the early 90″s, young kid seeks musical pleasure with Technotronic, Cmc Music Factory, Snap, 2 Unlimited, Army Of Lovers, Eurythmics, Vanilla Ice, Kriss Kross hits. Half of the 90′s is also a change of musical intrests when he pays attention to polish rap scene and the hip hop culture. It exerted huge influence on him. First baggy jeans, electric boogie and rhymestering. After first solo rap acts in 98-99 he becomes member of hip-hop band Style Domain.

After few concerts and changes he comes to a conclusion that there is something else that interests him in music most. Although his adventure with rap last till 2003, at the turn of century Przemek discoveres electro-funk – starting from making up for lost time with films such as Wild Style, Beat Street, Breakin, Electro Shock and ending on the official and indyvidual anointing by grandmaster Afrika Bambaataa.

Even though Przemek started to construct his first electro bits since 2001, not until the meeting with Bambaata when he found favour with him and making of music became an ideal that is worth of sin. Next steps of his career were to buy 2 decks plus mixer and trying out himself in dj’ing. Electromonter aka Robodrum is trying to mix breakbeat with electro bass which he can expand in Szczecin’s clubs (Alter Ego, Mezzoforte, Crossed). His producer achievements is over a dozen tracks. For Robodrum the most important is quality not quantity, which is reflected in little amount of his publications. The effect of his producer work is The Message album, publicated in polish label Elektropunkz Recordz. Interests? 808 bass, robots, past, present, armageddon!

LP / Digital Album

Posted on July 7th, 2020 under Releases, ,