Pink Opake - Mat​é​ria

Pink Opake is pleased to announce the release of their new album “Matéria”. Drawing influences from post punk, coldwave, and minimal synth, the record features 8 tracks that embody the band’s distinctive sound.

Formed by Tatiana Meyer on vocals and synths, and Paulo Beto on programming, synths, and guitar, the band brings a unique energy to their compositions. “Matéria” is an album inspired by the love between the members, who are a couple, as well as the wave and dark electronic music with guitars from the 1980s.

CD / Digital Album

Posted on August 23rd, 2023 under Releases, ,

Opera Multi Steel - Les Passions Tristes

After “D’une Pierre deux Tombes”, a funereal and introspective album released in 2021, Opéra Multi Steel returns with its thirteenth studio album: “Les Passions tristes”.

The group remains faithful to the sound of the founding instruments that have made it unique since its beginnings. The evolution started on the previous album with the use of more electro rhythms and sequences continues. The pride of place remains given to the vocal melodies, synthetic pads and mechanical backgrounds created by the three musicians and which are a trademark of Opéra Multi Steel, sometimes tinged with recorders that sometimes bring a medieval hint. The band therefore evolves with constancy, without however denying its origins.

That said, the music, more up-tempo than on the previous album, does not engender a frenzied melancholy. OMS has always known how to keep distance from the members respective obsessions by mitigating them with a veil of irony and by sprinkling their songs with occasional or referential sound effects, some of them are directly linked to childhood, history, literature, cinema… OMS remains for its members the crucible in which they can mix their common or individual inclinations and their personal stories… The tragedy of some themes is never exempt from a certain dose of lightness in the tone… Some tracks could be easily danceable (Dites-nous, Tout en Tous, Tombés à Terre, Le Soleil est parti…) Some others are developing some more melancholic mood (A nos Moments perdus, Les Toiles…). Au grand Jamais with Catherine Marie as lead vocalist will bring back some memories from a previous side-project of OMS members called “O Quam Tristis”.

LP / CD / Digital Album

Posted on March 25th, 2023 under Releases, ,

Boxes Of Blow - Dystopia

Boxes of blow were founded in the summer of 2016 when Thodoris Koutsogiannis and Alexios Othon Theodoridis met at a festival playing with different projects each other. They decided to create a band with post punk, darkwave and noise sounds. After a lot of experimentation and changing members, the basic idea remains the same. Their music is a blend of clean and noisy guitars, bass and synth, along with some rythmic drums, that altogether create their characteristic atmospheric dark sound. After many concerts in Greece in 2017, a self released EP, the following year and some time for introspection that doubled due to the pandemic, they finally return.

“Dystopia” is the first LP of Boxes of Blow. It contains all the work they did from 2016 to 2021. Finally, it was decided to include all the tracks on this release mainly because it shows their first personal stamp from the first to the last track. There are many themes in it, the anxiety to find a solution to human problematic situations. Sometimes this anguish becomes a huge inaccessible “wall”, a boundary that we cannot cross, nor see beyond. Many metaphorical meanings, such as “black rain” that can symbolize any catastrophe internal to our existence or external to nature and the environment in which we live. Love, and how exasperating it is and rather hopeless. Yet, in all its elusiveness, love pushes us to stretch our limits, therefore becoming a necessary force. A force to reach beyond despite knowing that falling is almost certain, that’s why it is “the most noble” yet “the longest lost hope”. All this is expressed through the dreamy, atmospheric and electric sounds of the album. Usually after the first initial slow, simple theme there is a completion, fullness, abundance of instruments and sounds.

CD / Digital Album

Posted on July 14th, 2022 under Releases, ,

Unusual Architecture - Backwards

“Backwards” is the first studio album by Unusual Architecture, a duo born in Ferrara (Italy) in 2019, released by the Brazilian independent label Wave Records.

This album is the result of the collaboration between the two members of the Unusual Architecture project: Davide Carlotti, saxophonist, keyboardist and synth programmer, and Susanna Zaghi, singer and lyrics writer. Both were previously members of Intelligence Dept., one of the most prominent bands in the history of the Italian new wave.

The sounds of “Backwards” are characterized by pressing rhythms, hammering sequencers, but also by rarefied atmospheres with a dark character. All this is overlaid by Susanna’s voice, always intense and rich in nuances, and Davide’s sax and keyboards, which create the musical fabric that blends with the sounds of electronic drums and synthesizers.

CD / Digital Album

Posted on March 6th, 2022 under Releases, ,

Child Of Night  - The Walls At Dawn

Toiling in the dusk and shadows since 2017, Child of Night are no strangers to grey areas; The dark corners subtly illuminated by the first hint of the rising sun.

With this in mind, Child of Night present their first full-length release: “The Walls At Dawn.” The songs on the record address themes of transformation and illumination set against the backdrop of a collapsing empire.

The resulting sonic exploration is appropriate for consumption by those facing the dystopian reality of an unfamiliar world while experiencing the powerful urge to dance in the darkness.

Equal parts analog synthesizer exploration, noisy industrial dance beats, and swirling guitar-driven post-punk; C.O.N. seeks to have their sonic sensibilities firmly rooted in the traditions of their idols as well as carving their own unique path.

CD / Digital Album

Posted on October 20th, 2021 under Releases, ,