Lust Pattern - Stand, Scatter

Lust Pattern slithers its way to Dark Entries with four tracks of deviant electro-wave on Stand, Scatter. Ryan Ambridge has graced Dark Entries several times via his project Linea Aspera, a revered coldwave revivalist duo with Zoe Zanias. As Lust Pattern, Ambridge draws hypnotic paths through the reverb-laden halls of post-punk and electro-funk, coursing in a gait uniquely his own. Built up from improvised jams, the four cuts on Stand, Scatter defy neat categorization while spanning a wide breadth of genres.

Opener “Forming Lines” features Drexciyan squelch, silky guitar, and bursts of live drumming; this sounds like a lot, but it coheres into a perfectly simmering stew of funk. “Choreography” preserves the aquatic vibes but bumps the tempo up into space disco territory, complete with laser bleeps and Moroder-esque pads. It’s a mark of Ambridge’s craft that closing track “No Floor” – a searing motorik synth punk jam that recalls Suicide at their finest – sounds not at all out of place, but rather serves as a logical conclusion to this illogical picture.

Stand, Scatter drifts across genres but never loses its focus on the unorthodox groove.

12″ / Digital Album

Posted on December 31st, 2023 under Releases, ,

Schwund - Dieezer T​übe 3

Part three of a triology, originally recorded as a whole. Released in three parts at the end as a hommage to the tape underground of the 80s.

Cassette / Digital Album

Posted on December 29th, 2023 under Releases, ,

Karl Kave - Traurig schauen die Berge

Traurig schauen die Berge” combines a homerecording sound with sureal lyrics that reflect living in rural Switzerland. Diving into a odd walk of inner repetitions.

A friend called it Föhn Wave. A strangely warm Wind from the Alps. There are tales and studies about the Föhn driving people mad. Inducing headaches at least. Where I live is plenty of föhn.

I tried to get into a coherent world of phonetical thinking. All decorated by two neglected consumer class synths. The Yamaha TQ5, that looks like a telephone answering machine and the Korg DW6000, the last cheap analog polysynth from back in the days.

LP / Digital Album

Posted on December 27th, 2023 under Releases, ,

Raderkraft - Politiestaat​?​!

Raderkraft takes you on an introspective journey to the darkest corners of the human mind with his 4th release called “Politiestaat?!”

The icy synthesizers, hypnotic rhythms and piercing vocals weave a story with the central themes of fear, misunderstanding and rejection.

Raderkraft brings his signature sound, a unique mix of raw energy and refined minimalism, back to life. This time only up-tempo songs, partly in Dutch and also including a remix plus a French cover. It also -finally- marks the release of the crowd favorite “De Witte Streep” (in remastered version) on vinyl!

The lavish lyrics reflect a sense of rejection in an indifferent polarizing society. This mini album will make you think, feel and finally realize that we live in turbulent times

12″ / Digital Album

Posted on December 26th, 2023 under Releases, ,

DAIS223

2023 retrospective from Dais Records.

Cassette / Digital Album

Posted on December 25th, 2023 under Releases,