Void Vision - Sour

Void Vision is a Philadelphia based solo female Minimal Synth / Cold Wave project from Shari Wallin.

Already included by Rough Trade in their seminal Synth Wave compilations, the single is anticipating her full lenght ‘Sub Rosa’, out for Mannequin Records later in 2014.

Remix by Vanzetti & Sacco aka Jos Van Galen with the Otto Kraanen, the boss of the acclaimed Bordello A Parigi from Rotterdam! TIP!

Limited Edition of 300 copies on aqua vinyl.

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Posted on October 21st, 2014 under Releases,

Olympia, Washington’s political post-punk outfit Underpass uses a minimalist approach to craft songs about isolation, displacement and gentrification. Formed in 2013 by Alexander Miranda, the band’s creative force behind the quartet, and his cohorts, who’s names are withheld due to border issues, N.C (bass) D.L (synths) and M.W: (floor tom and snare), create dark heavy punk at its best by incorporating large atmospheric synths, deep echoing bass lines with “Robert Smith kissed” guitar compositions and haunting vocals.

Recorded in Vancouver, BC over the course of two sleepless days and nights by Josesph Hirobiashi, then mastered By Mell Dettmer (Earth, Sunn O))), Assimilation is nothing short of a call to action. On “Stranger” Miranda recalls the cities where he came of age such as Vancouver, Seattle and Olympia that have since come and gone and he no longer recognizes due to the intense wave of development that surged through the region in the early 2000’s and still continues today. “Side” reflects more personal experience recalling a time where a friend was assaulted and stabbed multiple times while on public transit in Southern California.

Underlying the record as a whole, Miranda draws on his personal experiences growing up in a politically charge Native American family where he experienced cultural displacement, personal conflict and of course assimilation. “I really admire writers who can create songs that mean something different to everyone,” explains Miranda. “With Assimilation I tried to accomplish this by allowing the each listener to connect to the record in different ways by internalizing their own experiences and relating to it in their own unique way.”

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Posted on October 18th, 2014 under Releases, ,

Invitation to Love

From London, UK, this is Labours of Love’s debut single of finely honed synthetic outbursts.

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Posted on October 15th, 2014 under Releases,

Artificial Selection

First Chromatin Records release from Kalamazoo, Michigan, dedicated to putting out what they feel is the most original synth wave/industrial/post-punk releases available today.

Artificial Selection is featuring tracks from Excuses, Tuxedo Gleam, Frostbiter, Joshua Noel Tanner, The Glass Cathedral, Person:a, Equinoxious, White Christian Male, Betty And The Knives, Impersonate Or Die and Marital Vows.

Limited edition of 100 hand-numbered copies.

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Posted on October 12th, 2014 under Releases,

Reel - Flowers In Bloom

M!R!M is the solo project of Jack Milwaukee based in London.

Called post-punk Jack’s music is obsessed by The Jesus & the Mary Chains’ dirty sound guitars, flirting with Suicide’s frenzy. Powerful, dynamic, dirty yet hypnotizing and aerial.

After two EPs, “Enjoy your Sorrow”, “It’s not enough anymore” (afmusic), and an aclaimed album “Heaven” (Fabrika Records), Manic Depression is proud to release its new EP “Reel / Flowers In Bloom”.

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Posted on October 9th, 2014 under Releases, ,