Minimal Signals

Featuring Stockhaussen, Factice Factory, Synths Versus Me, Marcello Giordani and Werner Karloff.

Chapter 1 on a hand numbered limited edition of 300 copies on 180 gr. high quality lacquered pressed solid blue vinyl.

Posted on June 2nd, 2016 under Releases,

When kindred souls meet across generations, the result of such cultural crossbreeding is often interesting, sometimes good and, if they really connect on different levels, mesmerizing.

Neon Electronics/ NE - 157

As is the case for NE, the collaboration between Dirk Da Davo – he of THE NEON JUDGEMENT fame – and Glenn Keteleer a- relentless dark techno producer with two albums and a string of EP’s under his belt. There is common ground, of course: both already co-produced tracks with the likes of The Hacker, David Carretta and Millimetric, and made applauded appearances on Dave Clarke’s ‘White Noise Radio’ playlists.

But perhaps even more significant: both share a dystopian view on present and future, where it’s open season for governments and multinational corporations that seem to have received a license to kill the privacy and freedom of the individual, and a mutual sonic understanding that includes pounding beat bonanzas next to brooding krautrock, marshy soundscapes and twisted dub. So yes, it’s dark. And loud. But it’s a darkness with a loudly beating heart.

Pretty? No. Hauntingly beautiful? Absolutely.

Hand numbered limited edition of 300 copies on 180 gr. high quality lacquered pressed solid black vinyl.

Posted on May 31st, 2016 under Releases, ,

Drab Majesty - The Heiress / The Demon

Here’s the latest album from Drab Majesty, a Tragic Wave / Goth / Death Pop project from Los Angeles, CA.

Listen and order here.

Posted on May 29th, 2016 under Releases, ,

AV - Venus Bar

French Cold Wave was divided in two camps: on one side you had the underground dogs that were inspired by bands like Joy Division, The Cure, Virgin Prunes… represented by acts like Guerre Froide, Les Maîtres, Opera Multi Steel, etc. And there was the poppier/synth side with artists like Taxi Girl, Octobre, Martin Dupont, Deux, Celluloid bands (Mathematiques Modernes, Nini Raviolette, Suicide Romeo…).

AV is definitively inspired by the second ones: the energy rush of the post-punk era with a synth-pop touch and great sense of melodies. AV is the work of young French artist Adrien Viot and Venus Bar his first release.

Rather than lighting candles to his old 80’s glory he prefers to invite them inside the chaos of his generation. The synth from Suicide, Kraftwerk’s DNA & Taxi Girl are tatooed in AV, but he’s far from being one of those 80s revival nostalgia project, his production is current, dirty but rigorous all this helping his cheeky texts.

AV describes Paris and his own spiritual wandering. Often carnal and vicious, his texts have something from Serge Gainsbourg meets French cult singer Christophe.

First pressing – 500 copies – red vinyl.

Posted on May 27th, 2016 under Releases, ,

Batch Sound vs Beatbox Machinery

The 10th edition of the famous “vs series” by Werkstatt Recordings, for the first time available in vinyl and tape.

Listen and order here.

Posted on May 25th, 2016 under Releases, , ,