Âme de Boue “In Hortum”
For the past 10 years, Âme de boue has been exploring the most minimal and broken up aspects of the synthpop genre. After 2 LPS and few compilation appearances, the project slowly drifted away from the cold/minimal influences of its debuts. Recorded between 2018 and 2020, “In Hortum” is the result of this new direction.Mixing lush synth arrangements with lo-fi experiments, multi language versed voices with organic sound textures, “In Hortum” is collage where one can hear ghosts of easy listening, rave or ambient music floating in the air. On the edge of pop and wave, this strange world made of animality, anguish and desire feels like a metaphorical garden of our inner selves, a magic place where the game of masks is the game of truth. Pour yourself a glass of japanese whiskey, sit comfortably on an ikea sofa and enjoy “In Hortum” in full stereo quality.
A collaborative effort from with Drames, Noir age and Atomic Bongos records.
Available on November 13th 2020
Price: 8€ (Digital download) / 15€ Vinyl (100 copies limited edition)
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Instant Voodoo “Extra Dust & Magic“
Instant Voodoo is a Berlin duo formed by Federica Rossella and Andrew Kemp, both active musicians in the german experimental music scene. Using old discarded electronic appliances and organs found in the street or in flea markets, they create improvisational music made of tape loops, ghost voices and unphased rythms. Recorded between 2018 and 2020, “Extra Dust & Magic” is a sound collage built on several improvised sessions. Ghost songs, old casiotone waves and irregular pulse beats create an hypnotic soundtrack that sometimes echoes the early experiments of Cluster or Chris Carter. Over the course of 13 tracks, Instant Voodoo develops an icy landscape that strangely echoes the dystopian world we live in. The record has a very strange premonition quality: its release party was the last show before the lockdown…
Travaillant principalement avec de vieilles machines analogiques trouvés aux puces ou dans la rue, Instant Voodoo improvise une musique instrumentale faite principalement de drones, d’extraits vocaux et de rythmes dephasés. Extrait de différentes sessions enregistrées entre 2018 et 2020, “Extra Dust & Magic” est un collage construit autour d’improvisations électroniques, de bandes magnétiques mises en boucle et de chansons fantômatiques. Des voix désincarnées font écho aux pulsations de vieux casiotone et plongent peu à peu l’auditeur dans une stupeur hypnotique faisant parfois songer à l’ambiant post-industrielle de Cluster/Eno ou Chris & Cosey. Les 13 plages sonores d’Extra Dust & Magic se développent en un paysage glacé rappelant curieusement le monde dystopique que nous avons construit.
“Non dénuée d’une forme d’humour noir (voir certains titres) la musique d’Instant Voodoo cultive un champ sans fruit, sans fleur presque sans vie (sauf les mouches autour des cadavres d’une vie passée), une sorte d’ultime mise en garde avant le chaos.“A Decouvrir Absolument
Price: 6€ (Digital Download) / 8€ (CD)
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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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