Earthquakes Usually Come Around At Night

Active between 2009 – 2015, 1/2 (in recent years re-defined as “I/II”), concentrated on visuals and minimal electronic pop music.

In parallel to his own audio-visual activities (musically, also under the pseudonyms “Split Personalities”, “The Fall Guy” and “Dissident” plus in the graphic design dept., as “Nieuw NDG”), he started an accompanying label – 0.5, releasing work by other artists as well. After a fertile period of five years during which he himself delivered a number of test recordings, singles, EPs and mini-albums (some of which also appeared on various international labels), 1/2 decided to call it a day in 2015, releasing his very last studio mini-album/EP “Earthquakes Usually Come Around At Night”.

He now records under the name Iv/An.

Listen and order here. Also available on Totally Wired Records.

Posted on June 23rd, 2015 under Releases, , ,

TZII - Elagabalus & the Solar Cult

Since 1996 Tzii, music composer and filmmaker, spreads his magickal frequencies all over the world through touring from Eastern and Western Europe to Australia, passing by USA, Canada, Japan and Africa, where he played hundreds of shows…

He created his own label NIGHT ON EARTH in 2001, and is an active member of the label/collective V-ATAK.

Not forgetting he’s also part of numerous projects such as SOLAR SKELETONS, MS30, V-ATAK and works also for dance companies, living performances, movie soundtracks and any other mediums with sound inside…

On this release Tzii propose his own vision of the emperor Elagabalus and his connection to the solar cult ……. decadency, black monoliths and sun rituals melt together into a whirlwind of synths and features Andrea EV on vocal…

Listen and order here.

Posted on June 21st, 2015 under Releases, ,

Dolina - Four Crystals

Once upon a time… the french-belgian trio is back again with 2 new songs.

The sophisticated experience of « Crystal » and the broken melancholy of « Lettre posthume » are there to whisper the sounds of an endless story called: DOLINA.

Listen and order here.

Posted on June 19th, 2015 under Releases, ,

Alone - Coast

Alone is a project from Belgrade run by Nikola Vitković (also member of Konvoj Bonton Bajkera, Alone in heaven..). Hiding away from public sight, Alone spends his years in his mono utopia, reinventing the alternative history of industrial and melancholic synth pop. His melody is gentle but dark, his beats are slow but hard, his synthesizer is foggy but sharp. Over last 20 years, he has released 6 albums on N.A.U.K., Treue um Treue and Cold trinity.

This new LP on Spielzeug Muzak delivers a collection of 8 gloomy synthetic lullabyes and scientific love songs from a coast / limit / end of the world, a misty place where all boundaries melt: land, sea and air, inner and outer world, self and non-self. This is the most sleepy and foggiest Alone album thus far, emotionally calm but sonically colourful as ever. It introduces the lead vocals by Igor Petrušić and Draginja Marić mixed with the familiar voice of Nikola.

Listen and order here.

Posted on June 17th, 2015 under Releases, ,

Cellule 34 - Self-titled

Collection of otherwise erratically released tracks by this brussels-based minimalist post-punk artist. some have been on compilations or only available online. Blue cassette with offset printed O Card, includes insert and download. Limited edition of 100 split release with Spielzeug Muzak.

Listen and order here.

Posted on June 15th, 2015 under Releases, ,