Ono Scream

Ono Scream, the solo project of Apparaat – frontman Bart Willems (Anvers/Belgium), has one foot proudly in the past but with the other one he takes a step forward. He eagerly uses the sounds of the gloomy eighties. You’ll hear references to his childhood heroes (Fad Gadget, early Simple Minds, Bauhaus …) which are glued to modern influences like The Soft Moon, the KVB and Tropic Of Cancer. But with a sharp, Ono Scream – like twist to them.

Ono Scream is Willems’ very personal way of dealing with the past, while looking to the future. There is a light at the end of this tunnel. He’s tried his hand at a myriad of musical styles, to wind up back at his true passion: synth-driven rock music, both old and new. With mesmerizing keys, pounding bass-loops, wintry voice and a sporadic feminine touch, he immerses the listener in a melancholy but also riveting world.

All songs resound with both the grandeur in a minor key and the anxious hope for the future of, say, The Cure, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Siglo XX and Killing Joke. Elsewhere we hear the fuzz of The Jesus & Mary Chain or the drones of Gary Numan. The familiarity of these retro sounds grabs you by the scruff of the neck and shows you exciting new places. This is true COLD WAVE somewhere in the darkest hole of human emotion between The Cure, Joy Division an early New Order.

CD / Digital Album

Posted on March 19th, 2017 under Releases, ,

Adan & Ilse - Démos

Franco-spanish növö wave band Adan et Ilse formed in 2012 by Pedro aka HIV+ (lyrics, lead voices) and Michel aka Usher (music, backing vocals).

They’ve been discovered by David Carretta on his famous label Space Factory, their tracks are on big dj’s lists, such as Dave Clarke, The Horrorist or Alexander Robotnick. They’ve been remixed by heads of electronic music (David Carretta, The Horrorist, Motor, John Lord Fonda, Christopher Kah, Haujobb, Cute Heels, Mike Theis, Electrosexual, In Death It Ends…), in 2015 they made a cover of SUICIDE cult band with GABI DELGADO from D.A.F. They are supported by Dominik Nicolas (ex-Indochine) and Etienne Daho himself, brought back electro clash on the french scene in 2012 with their first release “From The Waves” (Space Factory), then were acclaimed with the next releases too (“Sadisco”, “Sadisco r3mix3d”, “Birds fallen from Heaven” and “Cold Diamonds”) by both underground music critics and an audience in search of synth wave quality.

This french növö wave duo release in 2016 their ultimate album called “Chirurgie Plastique” as a mix of Fad Gadget, Jacno, Front 242, Soft Cell or Clock Dva.

Digital Album

Posted on March 13th, 2017 under Releases, ,

Blind Delon - Riot

Founded in 2016 by Mathis Kolkoz, Blind Delon made it’s first release on the spanish record label Oràculo Records with the ” Edouard ” Ep, containing 3 original tracks plus a remix from Drvg Cvltvre ( Viewlexx, New York Haunted ). Shortly after this release, Léo Farronato ( Memento Maurice ) started to take part in this project, and today Blind Delon is working as a duet, with big influences from 80′s Post-Punk/Cold Wave to the french Techno scene and the german Neue Deutsche Welle.

Synth-Pop might be the best word to qualify their music, as their music is a sort of breed between outrageous Pop and cold basslines. Building a bridge between Pop and Rave music, Blind Delon is making a conventionnal yet romantic Post-Punk sound and join now Unknown Pleasures Records roster.

With their heads and bags filled with synthesizers from a time they weren’t even born, Mathis and Léo can be found today between a record shop and a cave rave, looking for an aesthetic that is nowhere near dying.

Digital Album

Posted on January 12th, 2017 under Releases, ,

David Carretta - A Retrospective part. 2

After two decades in the game, David Carretta has become known as something of a forward-thinking master at producing spiky, atmospheric electro that might work its way through anything from Italo-disco to noir-ish, cinematic electronica to the work of fellow French innovators. The incredible remixes he did for the internationally respected Techno big artists are the best examples of his knowledge of electronic music, whether Techno, EBM, New Beat and Italo Disco. Enjoy the second volume of compilation retrospective of one of the most influential artists on the international electronic music scene.

CD

Posted on January 4th, 2017 under Releases, ,

GRAND ((Ø)) SIGNAL - Aktivation

GRAND((Ø))SIGNAL is the new collaboration between Jacky Meurisse & Tcheleskov Ivanovitch. The name of the project was derived from their respective projects Signal Aout 42 and Grandchaos.

Both artists started composing music in the early 1980s when Belgium burst onto the scene and made waves with its signature drum machine and synth-driven music.

Jacky Meurisse has been a prolific artist and music producer throughout the eighties with his projects Le Park, Amnesia and Pleasure Game. Hits such as “Le Dormeur” and “Litchies” climbed English and French charts and remain popular club songs to this day.

Tcheleskov Ivanovitch, for his part, was a founding member of the cult Belgian indie act Ivanovitch DLO. In his solo projects, Tcheleskov has always displayed mightily muscled electronic music forefronted by powerful imagery.

The duo delivers his first release, Aktivation with a sound heavily influenced by their solo projects as well as current music styles. GRAND((Ø))SIGNAL is therefore tailor-made for dancefloors. It is destined to be appreciated by nightclubbers across the globe. The duo has already envisaged captivating live sets showcasing their performance talent and using a perfect blend of sound and imagery.

CD / Digital Album

Posted on November 9th, 2016 under Releases, ,