Marco Van Basten & The Castles - The Castles

Marco Van Basten met the revolving cast of musicians known as The Castles in Berlin in 2022, and together they set his music afloat across an entirely new ocean. On their own, The Castles have been pursuing a diverse range of music and dramas in the city for years, and Marco—nearly named for the Dutch footballer who scored a famous goal in the week of his birth—has been making music in Dublin and Berlin for a decade.

Now, what started as a playful handful of demos has transformed into the debut 3-track release The Castles on the Italian label She Lost Kontrol. Marco Van Basten and The Castles pair ethereal, evocative vocals with haunting, heavy synth music that reverberates in the mind long after the final notes dissipate to dust.

Performed live, the music conveys an additional intensity with the musicianship of the performers given room to breathe. However, this intensity means the group must be selective with their performances, with the release party for The Castles taking place on October 20th at the ever-intimate Kantine am Berghain.

Digital Album

Posted on October 30th, 2022 under Releases, ,

Roberto Auser / Melting Dogmas

This two sided split record between Roberto Auser and Melting Dogmas is a showcase of two sides of contemporary elektro… on one side there is the music of electro veteran Roberto Auser… his modular synth sounds are minimal electronics and 80’s inspired… but these two tracks are a bit different then the beat driven music he released mostly these past few years… despite his recognizable sound these two tracks deliver something new to his repertoire… less beat driven but still very much rhythmic… some industrial and pulsating sounds keep these tracks going and even suitable for the dancefloor late at night or early in the morning… I wish for more of this from Herr Auser!

Melting Dogmas is 4Cantons together with Numèric… if you are familiar with the debut EP by 4Cantons then you will recognize his dark elektro sound… but these two debut tracks of Melting Dogmas are a bit more complex… without losing their club minded attitude… the sounds of Melting Dogmas is idm driven with elektro and techno elements all there in a perfect mix and maybe even making these tracks punchier as the music by 4Cantons… and at the same time also a bit more daring… the structure is less straight forward with a good balance between building up the tension and full out beat parts… just like 4Cantons I cannot recommend enough to keep an eye out for Melting Dogmas… it is very hopeful to have musicians like this around with such good and daring sounds…


Posted on October 28th, 2022 under Releases, , , ,

Sistema De Entretenimiento

This album compiles most of the songs released on various tapes. Arcade Synth Punk at its best from Barcelona. Recorded between 2020 and 2022 by Skiper at Fast Food Records HQ.

LP / Digital Album

Posted on October 26th, 2022 under Releases, ,

Crystalline Stricture - The Mountain

With his infectious bass and poignant synth lines, interwoven with themes around the complexity of modern day living in an often impersonal world, Crystalline Stricture’s pure analogue sound is beautifully constructed and played from the heart.

Digital Album

Posted on October 24th, 2022 under Releases, ,

E.L.I. - Violence is Bliss

E.L.I. lands on MRT shores and pollutes them with all sort of filth. The label second last instalment takes us to Britain and it is one of the most aggressive so far. The distorted screams, the ultra darkness, the violent atmosphere it creates is tinted in black and white by the stroboscopic lights of underground clubs. A perfect mixture of relentless basslines and straightforward rhythmic patterns for the dancers with no cause, with no hope for tomorrow. Places made famous by death and disaster.

12″ / Digital Album

Posted on October 22nd, 2022 under Releases, ,