USHERsan & HIV+ - Wide Lights From Hatred Springs

New version of CD album “Wide Lights from Hatred Springs” published in december 2012 on Signifier (Chicago/USA).

UPR is pleased to present the first collaborative project from prolific cold industrial / minimal synth artists Anthon ‘Usher’ Shield of french coldwave cult act NORMA LOY (and today BLACK EGG) and Pedro Peñas y Robles (from HIV+). Some of these songs have contributed to the birth of their synthwave franco spanish duo ADAN & ILSE in 2013.

“Wide Lights from Hatred Springs” features studio sessions inspired by Noise, Post Punk and New Wave pioneers such as Throbbing Gristle, Suicide, Cabaret Voltaire, SPK or Nitzer Ebb. The unpredictable pairing of Usher & Pedro utilize vintage equipment and techniques from the late 1970′s / early 80′s leading to a memorable and catchy sound that is as fresh as it is familiar. Haunting compositions feature electro industrial rhythms and old analogue synths. Lyrics sung by HIV+ with backing vocals by USHERsan and Vera give voice to the way in which emotional, spiritual, and social isolation encapsulate the madness of our time.


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Posted on December 13th, 2015 under Releases, , ,

Alek Drive - Frontière

Young 25 years old producer who started producing music in the south of France, he began his career at 21 after understanding that analog machines allowed him to create sounds differently than a contact between two physical objects, which is the case with traditional instruments.

Quickly, Alek bought his first synthesizers and spent days and nights to work on, absorbed by the vibrations of his electronic machines, until extracting the spirit of his own music. Exorcist of his own young asocial devils, and a no doubt vision of an iron and chaotic future, Alek Drive’s music fascinate by a powerful strike force and surgical precision.

After a first EP (“Master Of Road” on Police Records and “Endless” with Edgework), the young French producer decided to merge technique and concept, giving a deepest meaning to his creations. He then left the country for a road trip on the other side of the world, initiatory travel from Nullarbord desert gates to the west coast of the large Australian continent.

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Posted on December 3rd, 2015 under Releases, ,

Iron Court - Mechanisms

Dark rhythms, overdriven basses and binaural leads melted together: what comes out is an organic mixture ranging from electronic elements to industrial sounds combined with a mechanical techno approach, a running engine.

Iron Court is led by devotion in synthesizers: a continuous study of the instruments, the haunt for new timbral drifts and a computer drives everything in its place.

Siderurgical beats and working class melodies rise from the bunker and merge to build a blend of harshness and smoothness, a no-compromises trademark addressed to the gloomiest dancefloors.

Ears encaged, feelings annihilated. Few lights here, this music is colder than you think.

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Posted on December 1st, 2015 under Releases, ,

Black Egg - Songs Of Death And Deception

The new album of BLACK EGG called « Songs Of Death And Deception » (UPR 027). This release a very cold, warm an romantic folk with acoustic instruments in the vein of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Frank Tovey, Wovenhand, Johnny Cash, Death In June, Leonard Cohen, Rome, Lou Reed, Spiritual Front or Michael Gira.

During the dark eighties in France Usher formed part of the cult cold wave band Norma Loy.

There are 16 amazing songs on this album, (+ 1 bonus version in digital) published in compact disc digipak strictly limited edition to 500, and you can also buy and download it in digital.

« Songs Of Death And Deception » is an another great way to learn more about this amazing songwriter here in France. You’ll listening beautiful lyrics and vocals, melancholic songs and all this things what stands for good folk noir music.

Edition of 500 CD.

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Posted on November 17th, 2015 under Releases, ,

Adan & Ilse - Sin Of Sin

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 or Alexander Robotnick.

They’ve been remixed by heads of electronic music (The Horrorist, Motor, John Lord Fonda, Haujobb), they made a cover of Suicide with Gabi Delgado from D.A.F.

They are supported by french pop stars Dominik Nicolas (ex-Indochine) and Etienne Daho himself. They brought back Electro Clash revival on the french scene in 2012 with their first release “From The Waves”, then were acclaimed with their physical releases too (“Sadisco”, “Sadisco r3mix3d”, “Birds fallen from Heaven” & “Cold Diamonds”) by both underground music critics, alternative european charts and synthpop audience in search of hight quality.

Now, the french electronic music has a sound, a face and a name : ADAN et ILSE.

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Posted on November 9th, 2015 under Releases, ,