Fall Shock - Universal Unit Crime

Fall Shock is an Italian electronic music project founded by ghost producer, drummer and singer Francesco Kay in 2018. Shortly after founding Fall Shock he met Death Metal guitarist Markus O, this collaboration concretizes a sound close to dark-synth wave.

Through an ethos of production, the music of Fall Shock leads to a sound of urgency and moderation, carefully engaging both the listener and the dancer. Distressed and sensual voices, flickering synths, straight kicks and hypnotizing guitars, recall inner memories and distant atmospheres.

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Posted on October 2nd, 2023 under Releases, ,

Norma Loy - Ouroboros

The Ouroboros is an ancient symbol that is lost in the mists of time and that was already found in ancient Egypt and China. It takes the form of a snake biting its tail (this is the meaning of the word in Greek). An esoteric figure of a cyclical conception of the world and of life, it expresses at the same time the ideas of movement, of continuity, and of Eternal Return.

This figure spontaneously imposed itself on Usher and Chelsea to name this album of covers, each of them representing a stage of the constitutive journey of their identity. This is not a tribute or contract album, but rather an ancient desire that has finally come to fruition, a sort of puzzle mixing different spaces and temporalities that they have tried to reinvest. Norma Loy has always practiced the exercise of the cover, the most significant example being David Lynch’s “Heaven”, with multiple and very different versions, each one indicating in its own way the vision of the group in its evolution.

“OUROBOROS” reflects the diversity of Norma Loy’s influences, focusing on the early 80′s. “Night to Forget” by Factrix, for example, was already cited by the band as a reference in the first article published in New Wave in 1981. It gathers indifferently famous artists (Bowie, Cohen, Velvet Underground) and more underground formations (Tuxedomoon, Suicide, Coil, TG, etc.) in reappropriated versions. We also find a new reinterpretation of Romance, first track recorded by the band but dating back to the COIT BERGMAN (Usher/Chelsea) duo of 1978, and already appearing on other Norma Loy productions. This is a perfect example of the Ouroboros or Eternal Return, where the return to the point of origin integrates the path travelled. A careful listening reveals moreover within the covers, quotations of other titles of Bowie, Suicide, the Doors, Joy Division or Norma Loy themselves.

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Posted on March 23rd, 2023 under Releases, ,

Denuit - Inferno

Sophomore album for the French Night Wave duo.

“Our second album will be called Inferno, it speaks about our personal hell. The one that we create create for ourselves. Because there is no worse enemy than humanity for humanity. But hell can have a purifying vocation. We give then to fire, a work of purgation.
This album is intimately linked to emotions, from anger in Nemesis, (whose track takes its name from the goddess of anger herself), sadness in I’m Breeding, depression or this state of being underwater in Deep Water and a morbid fear in Life & Death. So many emotions that push us in this crossing of the underworld, on earth. It will then be necessary to show its Redemption, to manage to go up to the surface.”

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Posted on November 21st, 2022 under Releases, ,

Je T'aime - Aggressive

JE T’AIME is a parisian post-punk cold wave hybrid, reminiscent of the great Mancunian Factory era and suffused with hints of the Smiths.

LP / CD / Digital Album

Posted on November 7th, 2022 under Releases, ,

Bipolar Sounds 2021

Compilations of songs from albums released in 2021 by Manic Depression Records.

Digital Album [free download]

Posted on January 13th, 2022 under Releases,