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untitled

4.99€

Artist : Krysmopompas 

Label : Avant! 

untitled / 7"

Cool Italian dudes Avant! recently released a 7” by German Cassetten 82/Hot Wave outfit Krysmopompas. The A-side, "Gesa", is a line drawing of the graceful movements traced on the dusty floor of an abandoned hall by a mechanical bride and an electrical groom as they orbit around each other in their clockwork ballet while a crooning ghost dressed in an ill-fitting tuxedo provides dada admonitions from his pulpit. It sounds grainy, derelict, metallic and forsakenly beautiful like all the best German post-punk. Tip !!

lonesome berlin

13.90€

Artist : Cccandy 

Label : Avant! 

lonesome berlin / LP

"Lonesome Berlin" is the long time coming first lp from this German guy solo project Cccandy. After the debut 7" on Eat! and the tape on Neue Strassen, we now have a proper full-length featuring 12 dark minimal synth-pop songs. This is the sounds of the old Europe during the 80's, when the Berlin wall was still real : cold & catchy at once, minimal yet groovy. Greyscale bedroom electronics. Fans of early synth stuff such as The Normal, R.L. Crutchfield's Dark Day, French cold-wave bands (Charles de Goal, Trop Tard, Asylum Party) as well as of FactoryMen and Nice Face, take note ! Comes in a very nice edition : white vinyl, hand-silkscreend sleeves, insert with lyrics & artwork printed on thick paper sheet. Limited to 300 copies. Don't sleep !!!

uberschleiss

12.79€

Artist : Scorpion Violente 

Label : Avant! 

uberschleiss / LP

Scorpion Violente is gay beast from France obsessed with analogue trash electronics and bad sexual habits. After unleashing a first 7" split the great 12" "Rome Violente" on Bruit Direct, you had the pleasure to meet on your path earlier this year, this 2-headed monster gets its 1st full-length album out right now on Avant!. This Lp features 8 longs tracks of pure mental disease from the middle of nowhere. Musically speaking this is a sort of sick mix between Giorgio Moroder italo-disco, the paranoid minimal wave performed by Suicide in 1977 and the early industrial-wave electronics by Cabaret Voltaire. Comes in full color sleeve plus insert with awesome artwork and nasty lyrics, and secret engraved message. 2nd pressing edition of 300 copies on red vinyl for your obnoxious taste ;)

endless days

10.90€

Artist : Dream Affair 

Label : Avant! 

endless days / CD

Dream Affair is a cold wave group based in Brooklyn, NY. Since the release of their sold-out ep 'All I Want', the band has expanded their initial references of UK post-punk and French cold wave to incorporate sounds of Wax Trax industrial and 4AD shoegaze. Comparisons have also been made with bands such as The Cure and Depeche Mode. Their debut full-length album perfects the cold dichotomy: the conflict and balance between bleak indifference and struggling emotions. Romanticism in the vocals and guitars are vetted against the industrial chill of the rhythm section. The result is a testament of self-awareness, absurdity, and isolation. Tip!!

...until next morning

11.69€

Artist : Contrepoison 

Label : Avant! 

...until next morning / 12"

Brand new project by Pierre-Marc Tremblay. After a few tapes, this 4-track ep shows the darkest and most anguished side of the human feeling, where drum machines sound like heartbeats and synthesizers are as liquid as tears. Deep, somber vocals filled with sorrow and anger cap it all. Brrr..

endless days

15.49€

Artist : Dream Affair 

Label : Avant! 

endless days / LP

Dream Affair is a cold wave group based in Brooklyn, NY. Since the release of their sold-out ep 'All I Want', the band has expanded their initial references of UK post-punk and French cold wave to incorporate sounds of Wax Trax industrial and 4AD shoegaze. Comparisons have also been made with bands such as The Cure and Depeche Mode. Their debut full-length album perfects the cold dichotomy: the conflict and balance between bleak indifference and struggling emotions. Romanticism in the vocals and guitars are vetted against the industrial chill of the rhythm section. The result is a testament of self-awareness, absurdity, and isolation. Tip!!

growing seeds

13.49€

Artist : Lust For Youth 

Label : Avant! 

growing seeds / LP

You might know Sweden's electronic act Lust For Youth thanks to their 'Solar Flare' debut album released one year ago. Today, after the defection of the early female member Amanda, Hannes Norrvide is back solo and born again. To celebrate the new season, the filthy patina that used to cloak the band's previous recordings has gone to leave room to clearer sounds which allow the different sides of the project to come to life. That's how, on 'Growing Seeds', you'll find synth-pop hymns along with noisy industrial tracks and powerful EBM beats. 10 songs to give new life to one of Europe's most interesting synth/wave bands. Comes on black vinyl with insert. Check ;)

arms of departure

12.79€

Artist : Natural Assembly 

Label : Avant! 

arms of departure / 12"

Natural Assembly is a new 2 piece dark synth-wave group from London, consisting of J.Cannon & Z.Zsigo. Since the 1st demo tape released in 2011, when the band was Jesse's solo project, a few limited cassettes have emerged. The sound is somehow similar to what Lust For Youth and Contrepoison offer, still these guys have developed their own version of what we like to call industrial synth-pop, with Arms of Departure being the 1st major work. Influenced by Front 242 and New Order, pounding drum machines sustain liquid synthesizer melodies and reverberated vocals beat until decay. 6 tunes to mark a personal debut that will be the perfect soundtrack for your last days on Earth..

distance

11.99€

Artist : Rendez-Vous 

Label : Avant! 

distance / 12"

It was more than a year ago, in the grey parisian midst that we discovered the 1st ep of a group that we couldn't ignore any longer: Rendez-Vous. The band's 1st track "The Others" was heard like a traveling echo in the capital. The 4 piece band was then discovered like a secret longing to be kept, but in vain. While the expectance were heavy on the band, they kept their distance with the outside and focused on the music. So for a while they hibernated in a cave in Bastille that became the core and inspired the corrosive sound of this 2nd ep 'Distance'. The mixing was entrusted to Ben Greenberg, singer and bassist of The Men also producer of Destruction Unit, Beach Fossils and other Sacred Bones Record artists. The result is a 6-track ep that sounds closer to the vision of the band. Supported by a procession of ghosts like Fad Gadget's, Sad Lovers and Giants, the Dance Society's or Nitzer Ebb's ones, that the band resurfaces from the underground ready to shake the dead. The EP is like a heartbreaking beautiful reunion, which is mostly the case with the best rendez-vous.

abject obsessions

12.99€

Artist : Koban 

Label : Avant! 

abject obsessions / LP

Koban is a young duo hailing from Vancouver, Canada. They had their 1st album out on Broadway To Boundary back in 2013 but it really was their 2014’s ep on Weyrd Son Records that got our attention. Now their 2nd full-length is ready and with it Koban achieved to extend and improve the great results of their previous 'Vide' ep. Cold yet catchy dark post-punk driven by caustic drum machines, featuring French-speaking female vocals and English-speaking male voice, powered by synths and guitars as sharp and dangerous as a rusty blade..

black devotion

10.99€

Artist : DRIFT 

Label : Avant! 

black devotion / 12"

'Black Devotion' is the debut release by new London-based act DRIFT. Already founding member of the synth/wave trio Phosphor and currently in the shoegaze duo Leave The Planet, young and talented Nathalia Bruno started her own solo project once the band split up after the 'Youth And Immortality' LP back in 2013. Listening to DRIFT one can tell now how much Nathalia influenced Phosphor back then and at the same time a personal evolution is clearly in full sight. Needless to say Depeche Mode and HTRK, Slowdive and Cocteau Twins exercise some influence here, but Nathalia is shaping her own way to those sounds that bands as Tropic Of Cancer and Northern Electronics' Född Död have also been pursuing. There's a brighter component to DRIFT's music visible both in shiny tracks like "Grave" and "Hard To Accept" as in the more ethereal "Dreams In Silkscreen" and "Say It Right". Featuring 6 songs, 'Black Devotion' marks the birth of what Nathalia herself calls devotional synth. Purity in drifting !!

standard of living

13.99€

Artist : Pure Ground 

Label : Avant! 

standard of living / LP

'Standard Of Living', the new LP by Los Angeles's Pure Ground, finds the duo moving further into the whirring electrical storm only suggested at by their more minimalist previous recordings, creating a soundtrack to a crumbling culture full of provisional one-two rhythms and syncopated bursts of white noise, complimented by grim arpeggiated melodies. Pure Ground have created a niche in the L.A. hard electronics underground making exclusive use of analog hardware to arrive at their sound, which straddles a fine line between early EBM on tracks like Poison and Second Skin, owing inspiration to Belgium's Klinik and Front 242, and more melancholy minimal-synth on downers In Silence and Tides. The one element that binds the new LP is the undercurrent of experimentalism pervasive in every song, which at times comes to surface on tracks like The "Glory Of Absence", which merges the convoluted rhythms of In Phaze era Portion Control with an industrial din and vocal delivery reminiscent of European power electronics groups like Genocide Organ. Lyrical themes focus on the disharmony between the natural, even spiritual, world, with the human dystopia of the post-industrial wastes, and the contradictory sensations of bliss and desperation, ecstasy and fear, bred in this climate. This is music for the end of days. Limited edition of 300 copies with inside-out jacket & printed inner sleeve..!

sable

14.49€

Artist : Qual 

Label : Avant! 

sable / LP

Qual is Lebanon Hanover's bassist and vocalist William Maybelline. With his solo project he aims to examine his personal view on music, Maybelline moved from the pop touch of well-known and respected main band of his to cruise the slums of darker and even more extreme electronics. To quote William's own words, Qual is about vile visions, despaired in a frowning black tower of pain. Concealed yearns of a desolate heart, trying to scratch that unscratchable rotting itch from within. Centuries of sorrow drenched in gloomy electronics that palpitate like human passions. A call for help. 33rpm black vinyl LP edition housed in UV glossy jackets. Comes with lyrics insert and free digital download coupon..

I keep on searching

10.49€

Artist : Contrepoison 

Label : Avant! 

I keep on searching / 12"

Long due vinyl press of Contrepoison 2nd ep. We have been glad and proud to debut Pierre-Marc Tremblay's electronic solo project back in 2011 with his 1st '...Until Next Morning' ep. Since then Contrepoison has shared an ace split with Vatican Shadow and put out a couple of tape releases on his own Sans Issue record label. Digitally released in 2012 by Hospital Productions and Heartworm Press, 'I Keep On Searching' finally sees the light on vinyl. The closest comparison we could make is early Cold Cave again, but there's more here: something dead-eyed and drugged proper to this sound. Make sure to check the sludgy bass thrust and distant, dingy vox of "I Keep On Searching" and the bleak, tormented coldwave pop of "Nectar Of Destiny". One-time pressing of 500 on 45rpm black vinyl 12". Comes with thick insert sheet with lyrics and credits.

new grave

12.99€

Artist : Night Sins 

Label : Avant! 

new grave / LP

Born by members of hardcore bands Salvation and Mother Of Mercy, Night Sins is the aural proof that life does not walk so dark all over Europe alone. Emerging sometime around 2011 under the oppressive skies of Philadelphia, these overcast malcontents are fitly connected to a city engrossed in shadow-soaked vices and dilapidated architecture. Not to imply that there isn't a comforting sort of gloominess in this musical malaise as Night Sins frolic down a musical path originally cut by The Sisters of Mercy and Clan of Xymox, with enough hints of Pink Turns Blue, The Mission, and other extensions into 80's darkwave to produce memorable songwriting that stands on its own. Bass and drums punch through the mist thick as thieves, guitar lines circle like falcons overhead, minimal-synths street clean some of the residual dirt, and singer-songwriter Kyle Kimball's vocals confidently press through an intimate fog. There is a brilliant light in the midst of dimness, and Night Sins is carrying the torch. Comes on black vinyl with insert with band pics and lyrics.

giftgarten

13.49€

Artist : Pure Ground 

Label : Avant! 

giftgarten / LP

Pure Ground is a minimal industrial/wave duo formed in Los Angeles in the Spring of 2012. Making use of a great assortment of analog and digital hardware, Pure Ground creates hard electronics teaming with rhythmic white noise and unsettling melody as the backdrop over which the group explores lyrical themes of present-day dystopian realities, sleeplessness and the supernatural, and the eventual triumph of the natural world over a human civilization in rapid decline. Not limited to music composition, the band also makes forays into analog video work, much of which can be seen projected onto them during live performances and in album art. Limited edition of 300 copies with thick jacket & printed inner sleeve..

untitled

11.79€

Artist : Pleasure Symbols 

Label : Avant! 

untitled / 12"

Pleasure Symbols from Brisbane, Australia is the post punk/synth duo project of Phoebe Paradise & Jasmine Dunn. Desolate but not devoid, Pleasure Symbols engulf honest pop music under a sea of slowed, cold synth and bass. Ritualistic vocals perpetually conveying a sense of desperation, but not without fortitude, the bands unembellished restraint continually on show. This self-titled 4-song debut 12" ep is limited to 500 copies !

some vague desire

13.49€

Artist : The Agnes Circle 

Label : Avant! 

some vague desire / LP

The Agnes Circle are a London based post-punk duo that consist of bassist Rachael Redfern and songwriter Florian Voytek. L.A. native Florian arrived in London in 2015 via Brooklyn. He instantly met Rachael and the 2 immediately began writing and recording together in a make shift home studio in North London. Drawing on elements of English post-punk and French coldwave, their 1st full length album 'Some Vague Desire' enhances the formula earlier displayed on the debut EP 'Modern Idea'. 8 new songs that combine angular guitars with lush and driven bass lines the 2 envelope their sound together with hypnotic rhythms and melodic croons. LP comes in printed innersleeve with lyrics.

cupio dissolvi

11.99€

Artist : Qual 

Label : Avant! 

cupio dissolvi / 12"

Lebanon Hanover's bassist William Maybelline is back with his solo project. After the debut album 'Sable' from 2015, Qual strikes back with a 3-track 12" maxi-single. Each one of these new songs explore a different dimension of Maybelline's approach to body/wave electronics. The title-track "Cupio Dissolvi" is what we may already call classic Qual: gloomy and throbbing, synth-driven and labyrinthine. "A Bloody Blob" explores new martial slants, with war-like timpani and a marching robot gait. "Rape Me In The Parthenon" is a 8 minute long dancefloor mayhem anthem scanned by some pounding techno drumbeat and EBM snare and pads. By far the most extreme track Qual recorded so far. “Buried in flowers with hands of gold / Buried together we'll never mold” shall be thy epitaph here, as well as your message engraved on virgin vinyl. Limited to 500 copies !

front teeth

14.99€

Artist : Veil Of Light 

Label : Avant! 

front teeth / LP

The Swiss Zürich-based act comes back with their 3rd full-length recording. Not even one year after their latest 'Ursprung' LP, Veil Of Light give us 10 new songs that mark quite a change of direction. The black&white artwork of their previous releases is gone to give space to one bold, full-colour look. The guitar-driven shoegaze-oriented fuzzy sounds of past records make way for a new focus on the electronic, industrial synth, EBM-wave spectrum. Check out the opener "Your Love" with its throbbing synths and mechanical drumming, or the pressing minimal-wave of Soul In Ethanol; again, "Sturm Und Drang"'s pounding industrial dance and "Body To The Ceiling"'s doom electronics. A new wave of new-wave is here and Veil Of Light are showing the way. LP comes in printed innersleeve with lyrics.

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