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Commando Koko

The Landscape Of Love

 

Commando Koko “The Landscape Of Love”

AT004

Vinyl 7″/Digital

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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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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