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The Soft Rider

The Pool

 

The Soft Rider  “The Pool”

AT002

Vinyl/Digital

 

Inspired by both JG Ballard’s “Atrocity Exhibition” and California’s psychedelic luminescence, this first EP from The Soft Rider revisits synth-pop and electronic/industrial music through the prism of Los Angeles as fascinating as it is chilling. The freeways lined with palm trees and the reflections of a radiating sun respond to a pulsation set at 128BPM, pink-candy melodies and the distant echo of waves, metal and concrete. Somewhere between Giorgio Moroder and Throbbing Grisles, The Soft Rider dystopian disco describes a world where silicon dreams, ice cream parlours and eternal sunshine melt with hi-tech surveillance and survival strategies. Recorded between Brussels and Los Angeles, the record features vocals by K. Hoffstedt and A. Edelman and comes as  12″ EP edition and digital download.  A super limited  edition ( only 50 copies)  Vinyl+ handscreenprinted beach bag is also available.

 

“A mix of sunkissed surfing vibes, italo-disco, and synthetic dreams enrobed in powerful acid.” The 405 magazine

 

Release Date: October 19th 2018

Price: 6€ (Digital Download) / 11€ ( Vinyl 250 copies ltd edition)

 

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The Soft Rider

The Beach

 

The Soft Rider “The Beach”

Somewhere between Giorgio Moroder and Throbbing Grisles, The Soft Rider dystopian disco describes a world  where silicon dreams, ice cream parlours and eternal sunshine  melt with hi-tech surveillance and survival strategies.

 

Price: 2.00€  (Digital Download)

 

 

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Radio Bongos #12

Atelier Ciseaux Mixtape

Summer!
Atelier Ciseaux is (another) nomadic label that has one foot in Canada, the other in France,hyperactive, the label has issued more than 40 releases and will happily celebrate its 10 years anniversary in september.Remi, boss of the label, made us a wonderful mixtape full of sunny poptunes from all around the world so we can all sweat on the beach while trying to make eye contact… In his own words: ” Everyone is heading towards its own catastrophe. For now, tomorrow can wait. Here are some tracks which can make the present more bearable.From an unknown Ethiopian band to modern pop makers, I hope you will feel the “now”.”

http://www.atelierciseaux.com/Atelier Ciseaux

 


Laurence Wasser

"V"

 

Laurence Wasser “V”
AT001

Vinyl/Digital

Stomping bass lines and primitive drum beats are held together by a throaty, uncontrollable voice that mumbles and bellows over spurts of guitar twangs. The frantic energy of tracks like “Ah!” and “Swinging Man” is counter-balanced by moody interludes that give structure to the album. Influenced by Laurence’s youth in France and the rainy skies of Paris, these detuned “yeye” sketches take a walk through the grey territories of social alienation, suburban numbness, and bourgeois narcissism. A desperate ode to the pent-up energy of the people and the potential in our collective anger, Wasser’s 11 new unstable ballads, though vastly different than the primitive disco-trash of his earlier recordings, retain the same addictive, spastic energy, adding a gloomier mood for darker days.

Mêlant voix désarticulée, rythmes primitifs et guitares yéyés désaccordées, “V” oscille entre garage psychotique ( “Ah!”,”Swinging Man”) et instrumentaux taciturnes (“Faux amis”, “Island impossible”). Enregistré entre San Francisco et Berlin, le disque se veut une ballade  de 11 titres sous le ciel gris de la Vème république, celle des maisons Bouygues, des trains Ouigo et de la colère qui gronde.

 

Price:  7€ (Digital Download) / 7€ (Tape+Poster, ltd edition-SOLD OUT),  12€ ( Vinyl 250 copies ltd edition)

 

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Radio Bongos #9

Maple Death records mixtape

Happy 2018! Let’s start the year with Canadian/Italian label Maple Death records’ mixtape, the perfect soundtrack for this cold winter. Based in Bologna, Maple Death is an hyperactive label that has 20 references in its catalogue, among them Holiday Inn, Cindy Lee and Brutal Birthday,(a killer live band.Hospitals and Electric Eels fans, go see them!).
Here’s what J.Clancy, boss of the label, told us about the mix: “It’s a mixtape that has a few Maple Death releases, but mostly showcases the type of music I’m always drawn to for the label, loners, outsiders, sad fucks that are just trying to figure out a way to get through life by creating blissful music.” Enjoy!!
http://www.mapledeathrecords.com

 


Radio Bongos #8

Laurence Wasser mixtape

Instead of cutting a tree, why not take a walk in the forest? Laurence’s mixtape to celebrate Winter Solstice. Laurence Wasser is a musiker made in France imported to America. His new record will be released jan 26th on Atomic Bongos. Yes! Our first vinyl release!!! 250 ex limited edition. You can order it here:

 


Atomic Bongos #7

12XU Mixtape

Radio Bongos 7! We’re so honored to have 12XU doing this month’s mixtape. An hour of obscure ebm, garage, industrial fun. 12XU is a french DJ that escaped the greedy mess lead by Macron to find inner peace in Vietnam. Former boss of Plastic Spoons records (Flight, Mess Folk, Laurence Wasser, Fresh And Onlys…), he also used to organise killer rocknroll shows in Paris with Louis and Christine.
ENJOY!!

 
 


Radio Bongos #6

DJ C Margarine's Mixtape

 

Endless Summer! This Month we’re very pleased to bring you DJ C Margarine’s mixtape about… FOOD!!!!
Based in Berlin, she runs the collage magazine Glueheads and does workshops too.
Check it out here:
http://anelolococo.tumblr.com/
http://glueheads.com

 

But better let the Lady talk to you in person: “For everyone here on Earth, I’m Anelor Robin, born in the south of France in the middle of pine forests and ‘foie gras’. But to tell you the truth my real name is Margarine and I’m from the planet Pluton, born from the uterus of a motherEgg, raised by weird creatures and my best friend was a GlueHead. In terms of my work, I will say that collage is my best recipe. I find inspiration in normal daily life, with a special tendency and tenderness for food, sponges, 70’s magazine, Roman Photo, and plastic ice cream spoons that I like to collect to give a new and different twist to life.

 

 


Radio Bongos #5

Danger Records Mixtape

Atomic Bongos Mixtape #5! by killer blood brother french label Danger “Tempting treats from the land of distress. Some songs remind me all the time the end of the feeling of love. Here the expression of love becomes anger and frustration as a logical cycle through decades and music styles. Cry 96 tears, you will end heartless and headless.”
https://dangerrecords.bandcamp.com/

 


Radio Bongo #4

Raquel's Mixtape

Raquel plays in Belmont Witch and No Way Girl! in Paris, as well as DJ nights around town. Info on Belmont Witch here! : https://www.facebook.com/belmontwitch/
We are very excited about Raquel’s mixtape – 50 minutes of moody electro, dirty DIY pop, beautiful voices. This mix is dark, a bit blissful, for dancing or zoning out depending on your mood. ENJOY!