Konstantin Unwohl - Im Institut Für Strömungstechnik

Here’s the second album by Konstantin Unwohl, a minimal electronics artist from Hamburg, Germany.

LP / Digital Album

Posted on January 19th, 2021 under Releases, ,

Mala Herba - Demonologia

Mala Herba is a solo project of a sound artist and queer music activist Zosia Hołubowska. Based on traditional music, magic and demonology of Eastern Europe, Mala Herba explores queerness and sex-positivity. Powerful, witchy vocals are weaved into hypnotic beats, cold base lines and romantic synthesizer melodies. There’s something gothic and dramatic to it but nevertheless “this” makes you dance. Sometimes the melody cracks, the voice becomes a magic spell and the song transforms into a noise soundscape. But then the arppegio kicks back in and your bones resonate with the italo-disco inspired bass and rhythm.

LP / Digital Album

Posted on January 19th, 2021 under Releases, ,

Human Performance Lab – Impact Situation

Human Performance Lab is the collaborative project of SARIN & Matt Cangiano formed in 2013 in Toronto, Canada. The duo present their second vinyl “Impact Situation” via Berlin based [aufnahme + wiedergabe]. Past & future dystopias collide in a visceral blend of techno & body music inspired by early progenitors of industrial, Dada & Futurism.

12″ / Cassette / Digital Album

Posted on May 10th, 2020 under Releases, , , ,

The Devil & The Universe – ENDGAME 69

The threatening sound of helicopter blades rotating, indistinguishable radio messages seeped in static, and the strains of a far-eastern melody open the new album by THE DEVIL AND THE UNIVERSE. Once the beat of the drums takes hold, you are reminded these sounds are being provided by the Viennese trio, who take us 50 years down memory lane with : ENDGAME 69 : Familiar electronic sounds, hard guitars and trance-evoking drums meet Indian and near-eastern vocal stylings—exotic drum and string instruments with such delightful names as the Tambur, Darabuka, Tablas, and Santurs. If, however, you think THE DEVIL AND THE UNIVERSE have now officially unearthed their inner trippy-hippies, think again.

The term “Satanic Panic” first emerged back in the year 1969. Most probably as a reaction to the radical social changes and crisis happening at the time. The occult worked its way into mainstream pop and social culture with the Manson Family Murders and the “Church of Satan” grabbing headlines. And also with “The Process” operating as a first ever public religious organisation which addresses satanic content within scripture.

What is happening to us?

Due partially to the growing resentment of the Vietnam War, an increase in drug intakes, revolutionary human rights movements such as the “Black Panthers”, the previously peaceful Hippy Revolution started to become more classically militant. When violence and murder were committed at the Altamont Rolling Stones concert, the Give Peace A Chance vibe from just a few months earlier at the infamous Hippy Convention also known as Woodstock, were definitely a thing of the past. What happened at Altamont was a forbearing for a decidedly not so lovey dovey future.

Turn Off, Tune Out, Drop Dead.

It has been a half a century since 1969 but the turbulence of those times can definitely be reflected in contemporary political and social climates. With all their sensitivities about past and present heightened, THE DEVIL AND THE UNIVERSE are staring deep into the dream machine and encouraging Kali’s tongue to indulge in sunshine acid.

As with past recordings, Ashley Dayour, David Pfister and Stefan Elsbacher travelled the continents to capture sounds only available beyond the confines of a classic studio. From the Californian Death Valley to the Hindu temples of Vietnamese jungles still ravaged by the violence of last century Napalm devastation. Also a chance encounter with underground filmmaker and magician Kenneth Anger leaves its trace on the new album.

LP / CD / Digital Album

Posted on October 30th, 2019 under Releases, ,

Imperial Black Unit - Murder Under Establishment

Here’s the third release from Imperial Black Unit, an EBM / Industrial duo from Toulouse, France, now based in Berlin.

EP / Digital Album

Posted on September 16th, 2019 under Releases, ,