The Pool Music Video
The Soft Rider “The Pool” is online.
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Commando Koko “The Landscape Of Love”
After many freaky cassettes, Commando Koko’s new effort is a 7″ all for the love of modern funk. Boogie dancers, be ready to shine in the Landscape of Love and cry to a refreshed new jack swing B-side.
Commando Koko has many facets. Like a disco ball. He expresses his love of dance music in many different ways, always on the shady side of the beat… His live form is still very gear oriented with a collection of drum machines, analog synthesizers and cassettes in which a slight noisy approach electrifies an otherwise very groove oriented set.
The stylistic range is wide, from old school house to electro funk to ballroom extravaganza, exploring sweet Rn’b and frenetic grime. No limit but the beat. Originally known as Der Kommissar for his illustration and poster artwork, he was also a bassist in the acid rock trio NED.
His new effort is a 7″ released by S.K records and Atomic Bongos all for the love of modern funk.
Tristan started making music in the mid 90s and was at first strongly attracted like all of us to the vast and iconoclast world of punk rock. As diverse as it was back then and particularly… more
Price: 2€ (Digital Download) / 7€ ( Vinyl 7″ 300 copies ltd edition)
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The Soft Rider “The Pool”
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
Price: 6€ (Digital Download) / 11€ ( Vinyl 250 copies ltd edition)
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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)
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”.”
Laurence Wasser “V”
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)
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!!
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.
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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.