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”.”
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.
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
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:
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.
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.
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.”
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!
Federica & Andrew are an Italian/Canadian couple very active in the Berlin experimental scene. When they’re not playing in one their numerous projects (Xantene, Duchamp, Ruins Of Krüger…) they run Kitchen Leg records, a ” tape label based in Berlin, inspired by d.i.y., collages, dada, zines, mail-art, Minutemen’s econo-aesthetic and philosophy, riot grrrls, punk and more.