Total Chroma - Lapland

From the frost-kissed expanse of the North, an album named “Lapland” emerges from Katerwol’s creative sanctum, an exploration of his Sami lineage. The Sami, for those unacquainted, are the indigenous denizens of the Arctic, a people whose song has echoed across the icy plains, fjords, and tundras of Scandinavia and Russia for millennia, and whose history, like the labyrinthine forests of the North, is both rich and shadowed. With every note, Katerwol delves deeper, and as he descends, the narrative grows increasingly somber. We’re led on an odyssey, not just of a people’s extermination of culture but a reflection of Katerwol’s own metamorphosis.

The track “Such Filth” becomes an anthem of cyclical birth, echoing the ethos that from the murk and mire, radiant beauty can ascend. It’s a chant, a hymn to origins and the phoenix-like rise from desolation. On the subject of “Starvation”, Katerwol muses: This song, though cloaked in fiction, unveils a tale of love once effervescent, now dulled post the ‘honeymoon phase’. Both souls, parched for each other’s touch, find themselves trapped in a vortex of unsaid emotions and suppressed needs. Their dance, though yearning for connection, is marred by a cyclone of misunderstandings and perpetual discord. In this ballad, the lovers find themselves lost, yearning, and ensnared in a web of their own making.

Sonically Lapland’s auditory palette is rich, coloured with the gritty hues of post-punk, the electric vibrancy of synth-pop, the pulsating rhythms of EBM, and the melancholic undertones of minimal wave. It’s an alchemy that Katerwol has mastered, creating tracks that resonate deeply, echoing both the icy vastness of the North and the warmth of human emotion. Each song becomes a journey through time and self, a testament to Katerwol’s prowess as an artist and the timeless resonance of the genres he so deftly melds.

LP / Digital Album

Posted on October 29th, 2023 under Releases, ,


Composed and recorded in one week in April 2020 during the COVID-19 lockdowns.

Cassette / Digital Album

Posted on October 28th, 2023 under Releases, ,

Alexandra Feusi - Hello Sunday

Painter, DJ & musician Alexandra Feusi, a Swiss-Polish artist based in Vienna makes her debut on Iptamenos Discos with her debut single “Hello Sunday”. 

The second release in the recently launched single series for Iptamenos Discos, the track falls somewhere between disco, indie dance, house, and electronica and features melancholic vocals which contrast with an upbeat and joyful melody and a bouncy and energetic bassline, creating an atmosphere that blurs the line between happy and sad and leaves the emotional meaning and intention of the song up to the interpretation of the listener.

The song was written in Vienna in April 2020 and was born out of heartbreak and loneliness. Feeling a deep sense of isolation due to the borders of her home country Switzerland being closed and her flatmates having left to be with their families, Alexandra felt trapped within the situation with no means of escape, how a bug must feel when they have flown into something they cannot flee from. 

“Hello Sunday” was created to process this peculiar predicament she found herself in and found relief after subsequently reflecting on this feeling and finding humour in the fact that in a moment of despair she somehow found herself strongly resonating with a bug. She came to the realisation that it is easy to forget that no one is special or alone in these feelings, even if you feel as if you are “the only bug in a world of bugs”.

Alexandra is currently studying at the Kyoto University of Art and Design, and the cover artwork incorporates her paintings. Alexandra talks about how both her music and art have the same origin, both are art and are equally important, serving as inspiration and energy for each other.

Digital Album

Posted on October 27th, 2023 under Releases, ,

Iris Paralysis - Self​/​Titled​/​Self​/​Simulated

Iris Paralysis are a London / Bielefeld based synth duo. [Discogs]

Digital Album

Posted on October 26th, 2023 under Releases,

Psychedelic Headshot - Ignorier die Welt

German minimal cold wave; industrial since 1994. [Discogs]

Digital Album [free download]

Posted on October 25th, 2023 under Releases,