Accidental Business

We’re proud to present Accidental Business, a long-term project strewn with pitfalls and disillusions nodding to the incongruous events that led to the birth of Unknown Precept. Looking back at what made our trademark for the past 8 years, this new compilation marks a turning point in our discography.

Scanning out the dustiest corners of the label’s bizarre roster to offer a complete look at Unknown Precept’s soul and vision; it brings together 18 tracks of unreleased material and collaborations recorded by our closest friends. From slow-paced post-punk hitting hard as bricks to short-circuited noise that makes the power supply trip, not to mention our love for the grotesque and self-mockery via humorous wonky synthpunk and bad tempered body music cracking jokes at a ghost audience. This is what you get when a group of people that have no clue what they’re doing get together. Into the unknown we sink, but where to find us next?

Cassette / Digital Album

Posted on May 3rd, 2021 under Releases,

Lostsoundbytes - Degenerate Brain

Itโ€™s about time that our partner in crime Lostsoundbytes joined us for a ride. Kept on the back burner for a while, the debut album by the Belgium-based producer and Vastechoses label honcho couldnโ€™t have come out at a more convenient time. Keeping with the madness that we all have buried within ourselves, Degenerate Brain sounds like itโ€™s been recorded and corrupted by some artificial intelligence in the grips of mental disorder and paranoia. Frantically exhibiting a wide stylistic palette by means of irradiated kicks laid out on top of distressed electronic modulations; worn out electro bangers and slo-mo keepsakes from imaginary performances to crooked minimal wave ramblings led by a man-machine flying off the handle. A seemingly meaningless stroll orchestrated by a mind that has lost control over some data dump coming in hot โ€” which may fry your brain unless you manage to pull yourself out before itโ€™s too late.

LP / Digital Album

Posted on November 15th, 2020 under Releases, ,

Ludgate Squatter - Forget About Me

UK-based newcomer Aden Melvin alias Ludgate Squatter enlists on Unknown Precept following a handful of releases laid-out over the past couple of years under various monikers. Written and recorded in the wake of existential dread, Forget About Me renders audible the self loathing, the denial and intrusive thoughts of our turbulent times in the most demented and paranoid fashion. Born from the ashes of his overworked circuits and shattered nerves, the Manchester native dispatches a haunting atmosphere brimming in acid bass lines and swollen beats like there is no tomorrow.

A story of alienation and estrangement piercing together bits of harsh, ominous mutant electronics with a strong nod to the British rave culture. Pulling energy from his top genre influences at the time; mainly gabber, deathcore and punk, reformed into slow distorted hardware jams filled with anger and angst from which you cannot escape.

Cassette / Digital Album

Posted on November 9th, 2020 under Releases, ,

Ruthless People

Joining our unforeseeable contingent is none other than Detroit native Stallone the Reducer hailing from New York City. Member of the ADULT. outfit during the mid-2000s while operating in the suburbs of the American underground for more than a decade under different guises. Samuel Consiglio has made a name for himself over the years thanks to his anarchic whimsical electronic oddities. At times humorous, however always crucial, Ruthless People does not escape the rule and makes up for a facetious impulsive mini-album unfolding in bursts of zealous hysteresis. Straight out of a movie that never existed, now and again flirting with the grotesque like his last couple of releases on Est. โ€™83 Records, Consiglio keeps on crafting wacky mechanical grooves and anomalous synth lines as if scrambling at full speed on the American highway; skipping through the radio looking for incongruous bits of dialogues only true mutants can understand.

Cassette / Digital Album

Posted on April 13th, 2020 under Releases, ,

Legion 808 - Tombouctou Crisis

Long time kept in the pipelines, we are proud to welcome the discreet, although agitated newcomer Legion 808 conveying his debut vinyl release on the label. Composed while stuck in some kind of hallucinated trance, his mind and body cemented behind the four walls of his Parisian apartment, the Frenchman ultimately unleashes a scathing first entry into his discography. Taking the shape of a vicious six track mini-album, long brewed with ruthless humor, oozing fever and nervous breakdowns, Tombouctou Crisis feels as vigorous as a slap in the face. Making up for some of the best industrial bedroom music we’ve heard as of late, he always manages to find his way back to the surface throughout the many layers of bizarre grooves and caustic humor, zealous snare attacks and strange nursery rhymes. Only to uncover a depressurized atmosphere of sorts; from which a strong smell of burned asphalt never gets off your clothes.

12″ / Digital Album

Posted on July 15th, 2019 under Releases, ,