Listen to the last ten ‘tunes of the moment’
Cindy - Never Let Me Go (Part II)
Tue 26 May 2020 | permalink
Cindy is the new project of Kai from Palmbomen II, where he transports listeners back to the 80s via a direct line to the present day. A taster of the forthcoming album called I'm Cindy is Never Let Me Go (Part II) which mixes an Italo Disco vibe, courtesy of cute vocals from Blue LoLãn, with splashes of Acid and other contemporary electronic music.
Adiel - If Not Now When?
Mon 18 May 2020 | permalink
Italian DJ and producer Adiel releases an eighth EP (the first to step away from her own label Danza Tribale) on Lucy's Stroboscopic Artefacts on the 5th June, and it's a solid effort.
While the cut-up vocal sample on ESRR makes for an excellent hook, the standout moment is opening track If Not Now When?, with its driving, urgent rhythm aimed at the peak time throng and its title, which riffs on Emma Watson's 2014 speech on gender equality.
Minimal Violence - Ravebomb
Wed 6 May 2020 | permalink
DESTROY ---> [physical] REALITY [psychic] <--- TRUST is the memorably-titled first of three new EPs from Vancouver duo Minimal Violence to be released on Tresor Records over the next year. Retaining their raucous affection for the more extreme flavours of dancefloor destruction, lead track Ravebomb metaphorically devastates. Essential track!
OTHR - Damage Your Pain
Fri 1 May 2020 | permalink
Tbilisi club KHIDI has launched a new self-titled label featuring residents Ancient Methods, Phase Fatale, OTHR and Roman, and it's a high quality release with all four tracks hitting the EBM slash Techno sweet spot. My personal fav is from Georgian DJ and producer Ladouka Ninua, aka OTHR, and his contribution Damage Your Pain, which perfectly balances an forecful EBM vibe with death metal vocals.
An added bonus is the excellent artwork from Acid Hazel.
Vril - Scalar
Wed 22 Apr 2020 | permalink
Fourth release on Marcel Dettmann's Bad Manners label sees German Technomonger Vril produce his best work to date. Opening track on Bad Manners 4 (vinyl + digital) is called Scalar and pummels with Trance-inducing chords.
Alva Noto - A Forest
Fri 10 Apr 2020 | permalink
Carsten Nicolai, aka Alva Noto, has released an Ambient version of The Cure's classic Goth Rock track A Forest to mark 40 years since its release. The singing and beats have been stripped out, leaving a wash of cleansing ambience, essentially a completely new track compared to the original.
The Empire Line - Træt av lagen, træt av Systembolaget
Tue 17 Mar 2020 | permalink
Northern Electronics, the label run by Anthony Linell and Jonas Rönnberg (aka Varg2™) have just announced a massive 40-track, double compilation called Scandinavian Swords IIII: Atlas of Visions (yes, it's the forth compilation in the series) and have shared a banging track called Træt av lagen, træt av Systembolaget by The Empire Line as a taster.
Scandinavian Swords IIII: Atlas of Visions Pt. I:
A1 Noah Gibson – Returning
A2 The Pelican Company – Temple Bells
A3 Varg2™ & VTSS – VARGTSS1 (Do the Roar)
B1 Anthony Linell – Hallucinations
B2 Exploited Body – She Blames the River
B3 The Empire Line – Træt av lagen, træt av Systembolaget
C1 Puce Mary ft. Varg2™ - Violent and Delusional
C2 Fatal – Indolent
C3 Tusagi – Swetti
D1 E-Saggila – Blue Amps
D2 JS Aurelius – Crime Is the Highest Form of Sensuality
D3 Mischa Pavlovski – Fra midt til slutning II
E1 Free The ID – Red Fall Foliage
E2 Evigt Mörker – Stege
E3 Ulwhednar – Dimman runt borgen
F1 BHMF – Mörkertal
F2 CA2+ – Taki Patch-Out
F3 Age Coin – No Corner, No Devil
Scandinavian Swords IIII: Atlas of Visions Pt. II:
A1 Anita Falk – Spinal Cord
A2 Ex Ghost – Linjerna säger ingenting (utan det vakuum som omger dem)
A3 Ano Ton – Disintegrating
A4 Varg2™ - On Your Heart I Make a Hole In the Wall
B1 Matti Bye – Solen
B2 The Dancer - Liquidish
B3 BHMF & Varg2™ - G Stik ”RED” (Take Your Whatever)
B4 Thoom – This Cowardice of Mine
C1 Rune Bagge – I’m Sitting on the Stars in the Sky Every Night
C2 Chatline – Dreamer Heaven
C3 Jin Mustafa – Hint
C4 Evigt Mörker – Ditt försvinnande
D1 Internazionale – The Untamed Green
D2 Dream Eater – Flowers of Neptune
D3 Korridor - Reeds
E1 Soho Rezanejad – This Sea is Not a Memorial
E2 Anthony Linell – Sarek
E3 Misantropen – Moll 12 (när jag dör)
F1 Maria W Horn – Maskinhallen Nocturne
F2 Vallmo – Elephant
F3 Ano Ton – Peripheral Disturbances
F4 Ecco2k – Hi Fever
Scandinavian Swords IIII: Atlas of Visions is due for release on 15th May.
His Master's Voice - The Healer
Wed 26 Feb 2020 | permalink
Log α Canis Majoris: space-gazing despatches from an anonymous German producer going by the name His Master's Voice as he orbits Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky (aka Canis Majoris). And while his reports reveal little undiscovered of this terrain, his travelogues prove to be thoroughly entertaining.
Trading in whoozy melody, comprised of compressed Acid bleeps and Ambient-steering Techno, Log α Canis Majoris is a strong debut album on Paul Ritch's KCZMRK label and follows an excellent EP on Delsin from 2019 called Transition and a two tracker on Schleifen called Sirius Incident from 2017. For fans of Claro Intelecto or Lusine.
One of the standout tracks (of which there are a few) The Healer is worth checking out, even if it's not an entirely accurate reflection of the album's general vibe. The thumping Acid throbs coupled with the insistent bass drum is quality stuff, so when you throw in a sample of Iggy Pop describing his experience of once taking Acid, we've got all the ingredients of a tidal wave floor assault.
Two Lone Swordsmen - Sex Beat
Tue 18 Feb 2020 | permalink
Rhys Fulber - Slip It In (Feat. Sara Taylor)
Sat 8 Feb 2020 | permalink
Slip It In perfectly balances an EBM / Electro vibe with Taylor's rousing contribution.
Diaspora is out 28th February 2020.