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vpro radionome - april 2 1982

12.99€

Artist : Kaa Antilope 

Label : Enfant Terrible 

vpro radionome - april 2 1982 / 12"

Kaa Antilope from Belgium is possibly one of the better kept secrets from the 80's. Known to few people but loved by those. The reason is simple... this band was unique with their wonderful neo romantic, playful and melancholy sound. Their songs are best described as experimental synth-pop with a poetic touch. Only one 7" record was released in 1982. Even today their music stands out with its very special sound of its own. There has not been a single other band since the 80's that can be compared to Kaa Antilope. This live studio session was done as part of the legendary RadioNome radioshow broadcasted by the Vpro in the early 80's. The session has been tranfered from the original tape and is edited and re-mastered to make it available for the ultimate listening pleasure the songs ask for. Limited to 500 copies !

untitled

15.99€

Artist : Kaelan Mikla 

Label : Fabrika Records 

untitled / LP

Kælan Mikla is a 3-piece punk/no-wave band from Reykjavík slowly getting darker and deeper with new waves and more instruments. The band consists of 3 girls who perform their own poetry and have been described as an avant-garde, fresh breeze into the Icelandic music scene in the past 2 years. The band was formed after winning 1st place in a poetry slam held by the city library in january 2013. They have since then played multiple festivals as well as touring Europe. Kælan Mikla are known for their dark melancholic sound, most of the songs consisting only of heavy bass, drums and screams with some softer, melodic synth parts in-between. The band lyrics focus on inner confusion and their intimidating stage performance, often including performance art of some sort, is bound to leave the crowd in a melancholic trance. 'This trio has moved from being a post-punk outfit of bass, drums and vocals into bold new territory. Chilling, neurotic synth loops paired with ass-end bass and some positively haunting vocals, their sound has evolved into something darker, stronger, capable of taking us from the everyday world into the gauzy barrier between us and our nightmares. Like watching a forgotten reel of film shot at a haunted house, you come away from seeing them live wondering if it's really over, as you can still feel icy fingers reaching towards you. A 1st taste of their brilliant soundscapes , the title "Kalt". Limited to 500 copies and including download link..

untitled

13.99€

Artist : KAN3DA / 240 Interceptor 

Label : Stilleben 

untitled / 12"

Review to come..!

split ep

8.29€

Artist : Kania Tieffer / Family Jewels 

Label : Hex Grammofoonplaten 

split ep / 7"

Kania Tieffer does not need an introduction... This ep was imagined and planned for a long time. In the end it came out as this: the last record ever by Kania Tieffer and the first record ever by the new project of the same musician, called Family Jewels. While Kania Tieffer was always crazy, twisted and trashy electro-pop, her new project Family Jewels is like a Crystal Castles zonked out of their heads on acid. So be prepared for this next attack!

ignition

9.90€

Artist : Kansas City Prophets 

Label : Control Tower 

ignition / 12"

This is, without a doubt, the best Control Tower Record (run by Radioactive Man and The Dexorcist) to date. All tracks are electro killers ! Thick, rich, minimal electro. Solid through. Better get it quick ! Kansas City Prophets is an artist to look out for. The sound of the tracks are a kind of minimal compared with the rest of the releases on this label. This of course doesn't mean it rocks like ! Especially the "Sample and Hold" track is really fat. Cool One !

split

13.49€

Artist : Karl Kubler / Raison Future 

Label : Invasion Planete 

split / LP

Dark minimal electro split mini-LP with Karl Kubler & Raison Future. Brand new, original copies of this rocking plate. 1st time in stock and the earliest IP release thats still available, some of the last copies...

paradise island

9.79€

Artist : Karl Lukas Pettersson 

Label : Acido Records 

paradise island / 12"

The latest Acido release sees the full debut of Karl Lukas Pettersson, aka Gothenburg's premier electro exponent Lukas Karl Pettersson who previously featured on Dynamo Dreesen's label back in 2007 under his familiar Luke Eargoggle alias. As Karl Lukas Pettersson, the Swede is evidently looking to explore a sound less trodden with both "Paradise Island" and "Travel The World" crafty concoctions formed from various elements of primitive wave. These 2 tracks are essentially variations on the same idea. Both trundle along with leaden kicks and muddy synths, brilliantly offset by crystal clear twinkles of melody that occasionally cut through the mix. On both, a childlike voice eerily repeats the titular phrase. The chords are catchy, the sound design exquisitely imperfect. But as with Acido's best records, its the overall personality (at once campy and avant-garde) that makes these tracks so good ;)

try out

22.00€

Artist : Kas Product 

Label : RCA 

try out / LP

Kas Product was the result of a meeting between American jazz singer Mona Soyoc and French electronic musician Spatsz. This is their first album recorded in '81 at Sunrise Studio in Switzerland containing the hits "Never Come Back" and "So Young But So Cold". Could best be compared with works by Lizzy Mercier Descloux, Joy Division, Taxi Girl. Must have !

1981-1983

47.49€

Artist : Kas Product 

Label : More Over 

1981-1983 / 4x12"

Because Kas Product had a huge importance among the French musical landscape overtime, Ici d’ailleurs called the band to reissue their 2 1st albums on a new sub-division called More Over. Original track list will be graced with tracks from different eps (nowhere to be found today), split up on the 2 albums. Although 'Try Out' and 'By Pass' have been reissued several times these last 30 years in CD version, that's not the case regarding vinyl edition that remains today collection recordings. Then, after 3 decades of waiting, More Over is offering for the 1st time these albums in a wonderfull limited box. Must-Have!

untitled

9.19€

Artist : Kassettenfachentstauber 

Label : Hertz-Schrittmacher 

untitled / 10"

Strange but pleasantly amusing new band exploring minimal bleep tunes with a very nice authenthic German 80's touch. Even an expert will not be able to tell this music was made now and not 25 years ago. Next to the three tracks on vinyl the packaging features a cassette tape with two more tracks. For the true freaks of that obscure sound a Must Have !

sky of mirrors

18.99€

Artist : Kaval 

Label : Das Drehmoment 

sky of mirrors / LP

Mechanical rain, black acid crystals and pagan rituals. Kaval is channeling a twisted scenario from a safe house. Look to the sky and watch a dazzling reality unfold. Rich synthesizer music for the enlightened listener. 'Sky Of Mirrors' is a seductive piece of occult soundtrack music made by Roberto Auser and Ian Martin. Eclipse music for eclipsed people! Soundtrack in the style of John Carpenter, David Lynch.. Essential ;)

1986

10.49€

Artist : Kavinsky 

Label : Record Makers 

1986 / 12"

Retro with a capital 'R', Kavinsky is the kind of guy you'd find donning a red-leather jacket, downing a can of Quatro then heading off out for a night down the local arcade. Aiming squarely at this period, "1986" ep is an homage of sorts to the year in question; bringing swathes of synths and coin-op aesthetics to bear on his thundering electro detonations. Welding together slivers of Vangelis, Moroder and Carpenter's finest soundtracks, the likes of "Wayfarer" and "Dead Cruiser" sound just how computer games should have; creaking under the weight of electronic muscularity and sonic excitement. Backed up by Ed Banger's Sebastian taking on previous single "Testarossa", this is a rose-tinted view of a decade that most of us remember primarily for Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds. Simply Atomic...

teddy boy ep

8.90€

Artist : Kavinsky 

Label : Record Makers 

teddy boy ep / 12"

Kavinsky’s "Testarossa Autodrive" could be easily decribed as 'heroic house'. A fierce, edgy, powerful track that is getting the remix treatment from Detroit based Arpanet (aka Dopplereffekt) and Mr Oizo. Once again, expect the unexpected, but you can dance to it ! Arpanet "Nightdrive Rework" is a must for true electro lovers and is one of his best remixes. Sweaty ;)

nightcall

10.50€

Artist : Kavinsky 

Label : Record Makers 

nightcall / 12"

The zombie strikes back with a new ep. After months of studio work on his forthcoming album, he & Record Makers have decided to release "Nightcall" as an apéritif. This is the 1st song Kavinsky provides vocals for, a duet you might say, featuring the zombie and his girlfriend, aka Lovefoxxx from CSS! The song was produced by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and mixed by SebastiAn. The remix of this song, by a mysterious Dustin N'Guyen, is an outstanding pop song that everyone can enjoy. On the other side, Kavinsky has produced the fantastic "Pacific Coast Highway", in which we follow a ghostcar on the highway. The remix job is by French avant-garde producer Jackson. His epic 9 minute long version is unmissable... Limited edition with gatefold cover. Hit!!

structures ep

12.29€

Artist : Keen K 

Label : Das Drehmoment 

structures ep / 12"

Keen K, well known for his ep "Urlaub Am Strand" on lo-fi stereo, is back. 6 tracks of highly elaborate and well arranged electro, a deep bass grounded sound, garnished with elaborate sequenzer lines, wicked breaks and the hi-fi sound quality, he is famous for. Ranging from intelligent electro to high speed old schoolish themes. Electro at its very best! Limited to only 200 copies. You know what you have to do...

the spiral / connection flight

11.50€

Artist : Keen K & P. Muench 

Label : Perfect Stranger 

the spiral / connection flight / 12"

High energy electro discoïd tracks on this French new label. Masculine disco tracks by Keen K (aka Divider) and P. Muench (aka The Rorschach Garden, Rasputeen..) featuring cool remixes by Makina Girgir, Polygamy Boys and Divider. Limited run of 300 copies on clear vinyl. So you'd better be fast...

split dimension 1

9.99€

Artist : Keen K / Infinity Night 

Label : Radio Cosmos 

split dimension 1 / 12"

'Split Dimension 1' is the new Radio Cosmos project, consisting in tracks from 2 artists (here, Keen K & Infinity Night), and based on the same theme.. This 1st edition pay attention to space electro-disco-pop; moog-esque.. ! Jarrien, & synthetic vocal experiences. Limited to 250 copies only !!

split dimension 2

9.99€

Artist : Keen K / Infinity Night 

Label : Radio Cosmos 

split dimension 2 / 12"

Keen K., Kinky Roland (vocals) & Infinity Night will take you on another melodic trip into italo romantics! Inspired and fascinated by the golden age of italo-disco (1983-85) these guys could be considered the nu-romantics of italo-disco. Needless to say these tracks were created completely on old analog synthesizers. Very nice!

8trk

7.99€

Artist : Kehrschliefe 

Label : Polytechnic Youth 

8trk / 7"

The Kehrschleife recordings originated from the Mauer park fleamarket in Berlin about 3 years ago, (bought by Allan Murphy of Midwich Youth Club, and cleaned up from the original cassettes by him), they appear to be back-ups of the original Kehrschleife studio master tapes. The tapes are labelled (in German) NDR TV/SFB TV/Radio Bremen themes and Idents and in each cassette case is an A4 sheet detailing the track title/recording date/intended broadcast recipient, with a Kehrschleife/Wolfgang Tilner-Barlow Logo letterhead. According to the stall holder, the tapes were bought as part of a job lot of 70's studio equipment from in the Uhlenhorst area, in the 80's and passed on to him by a relative of the original job lot buyer. Little is known about Tilner-Barlow although the stall owner remembered the name 'Kehrschleife' as being a band from the late 70's Hamburg Neu Deutsche Welle scene. Murphy's research has turned up scant information such as Tilner-Barlow's name on the end credits of a few different 70's German TV shows and a Rest in Peace notice at the end of an 'Arbeit Heute' show from 1984 on YouTube as well as the music appearing on a home video recording of Berlin in the 70's (with apparently numbers stations recordings embedded)". A fabulous 8-track ep, playing at 45rpm in Polytechnic Youth house bags and sure to fly out super quick. Be fast on this one ;)

untitled

14.99€

Artist : Keine Ahnung 

Label : Dark Entries 

untitled / 12"

Keine Ahnung was a quartet from Wörth am Rhein, Germany formed in 1980. The original line up was Rolf Schmuck, Franz H. Rodenkirchen, Elke Fuchs and Olaf Schumacher. Hermann Kopp from Stuttgart, a friend of the band, contributed a composition on their 1st LP and became a full member in 1985. Taking cues from Conrad Schnitzler, Tuxedomoon and Dome, the band members shared a common interest in industrial, pop, avant garde literature and cinema. Their controversial name translates to 'Don't Know' or 'Haven't Got A Clue' in German. The quartet would record 3 LPs in 6 years, 2 of which remain unreleased. In march 1983, Keine Ahnung recorded their self-produced and financed debut LP in 2 days in a small studio in Stuttgart (12 hours total). The mixing was done in 1 day in a studio in Karlsruhe, april 1983. The self-titled LP was released later that summer on their own PASSIV label in an edition of 1000 copies. This record obtained recognition far beyond the German borders. Keine Ahnung in the studio and live were completely different. Studio time was expensive in these days, so the music was minimal electronic pop, expertly crafted and razor sharp man machine music. The live sound utilized more complex synthesizers, tapes, guitars, metal percussion and custom built electronics. The beats and bass lines came from the Roland 606/303 duo triggering a KORG MS-20 for the bass drum. The track "Funkbild DPA" is a spontaneous 'live in the studio' recording, that gives a hint of what the live sound was like. All 4 members would take turns singing and playing the instruments. The vinyl is housed in an exact replica jacket designed by Rolf Schmuck, featuring black & white texture and cartoon drawings the band members. Each copy includes a double sided insert featuring lyrics, notes and photos of the band.

untitled

19.50€

Artist : KeinMenscH 

Label : WSDP 

untitled / LP

In 1982 Virgin announced this LP on the back of their legendary 7", but due to the lack of commercial success Virgin decided to cancel the release of that LP at all. 25 years later, WSDP label released this first LP by KeinMenscH!. 15 Tracks with finest German new-wave synth stuff originally recorded in 1982. Featuring the classic KeinMensch!/Süchtig 7". This has been the real Neuedeutsche Welle at it's very best!!!

automaton ep

5.99€

Artist : Keith Tucker 

Label : Puzzlebox 

automaton ep / 12"

Review to come..!

hey hey guy (special Nunk rmx)

5.90€

Artist : Ken Laszlo 

Label : Memory Records 

hey hey guy (special Nunk rmx) / 12"

Review to come..!

eastendboy

5.49€

Artist : Kennyboy 

Label : Folie Des Grandeurs 

eastendboy / 12"

Born & bread in the Belgian City by the Sea, Oostende (East End), Kennyboy delivers an anthem for the 'Eastendboys', covering an old Pet Shop Boys anthem and turning it into a genuine italo-electro slammer! Produced with only old analog gear, oldschool style.

power and darkness

9.99€

Artist : Kepeslap 

Label : Falco Invernale Records 

power and darkness / 12"

Képeslap is the project run by ImiAFan & Makina Girgir. The "Power And Darkness" ep displays their recent work made thru interweb between Slovakia and France. Outstanding minimal electro synth/wave tracks..!! Limited to 300 handnumbered copies pressed on white vinyl. Top ranking ;)

kerrier district 2

7.90€

Artist : Kerrier District 

Label : Rephlex 

kerrier district 2 / 12"

First part of the Kerrier District 2 series by Luke Vibert. 3 futuristic & happy Rephlex-style italo-disco house tracks for maximum fun on the dancefloor. Sweet !

keyo laboratories

8.49€

Artist : Keyo Laboratories 

Label : Crème Organization 

keyo laboratories / 10"

Behind the alias Keyo Laboratories there is Sami Liuski also known as Bangkok Impact. This 10" is the new wave of discofutures, performs in the same way as Detroit's calculated misuse of Europop, all whispering and faux androgynous whiteness. The flip has 3 tracks in marked contrast, a sinister minimal killer, not fierce but dark in execution and feel, strings add an air of creeping menace, well spooky, into a short disco mixing tool. Lastly, a melodic vocodered houser with a late summer feel, a good builder for fashionatas.

dans

16.29€

Artist : Kim Ki O 

Label : Enfant Terrible 

dans / 12"

The Turkish girl band Kim Ki O was already present on the Enfant Terrible compilation "Radio Resistencia". Next to that they released 2 very limited cd-r’s by themselves and already toured in Scandinavia. "Dans" is the official debut of Kim Ki O and features 6 lo-fi pop songs which at times are extremely catchy but never too easy or slick in anyway. At other times the music is more tranquil and becomes hypnotic dream pop that will soothe you, but hasn’t a single dull moment. Kim Ki O’s music is perfect lo-fi indie pop with that vibrant touch of the modern metropolis Istanbul they come from. Very evident are the New Order inspired melancholy melodies, the Casiotone For The Painfully Alone like cheap and charming electronic rhythms and that special 4AD sort of quality throughout the songs. With this debut mini album the band launches themselves into the world of music. Kim Ki O is for sure a band to keep an eye on.. ;)

inside

19.49€

Artist : Kinder Aus Asbest 

Label : Dodsdans Rekords 

inside / 12"

Some of the best tracks we've heard in 2011. Oldschool minimal-synth, nostalgic but with a glimpse of the future. Limited handnumbered edition of 300 copies..!

covered in dust

13.79€

Artist : Kindest Lines 

Label : Wierd Records 

covered in dust / LP

"Covered In Dust" is the debut Lp from Louisiana's Kindest Lines, opens suitably with a beat that sounds a lot like like an industrial rendition of The Ronettes 'Be My Baby'. Brian Wilson cited that song by the legendary New York girl group as the greatest pop recording ever, and many refer to it as the perfect example of Phil Spector's 'wall of sound' production. Those artists established many of the templates for how modern music is made, but what still stands out is the sense of that music having been simply dreamed-up. With organic washes of layered melodic guitars and lush songcraft, this New Orleans-based trio is definitely doing some dreaming of their own. Kindest Lines are blazing a unique path into an enchanting realm of darkened electronic indie pop that is at once welcoming and foreboding. Huge ;)

this face

15.49€

Artist : Kinetic Ideals 

Label : Dead Wax Records 

this face / 12"

In 1983, after the release of their last known output (the splendid 'A Personal View' ep), Kinetic Ideals recruited a new drummer, Patrick Duffy, firing their Oberheim DMX drum machine shortly after. With flesh and blood behind the kit again, new songs were written and 3 of them were recorded at Toronto's Wellesley Studios in the spring of 1984. The 'This Face' session contains some of their strongest material yet but back then no record company stepped up to provide the band a home and all the songs remained unreleased. Almost 30 years later, Dead Wax Records release here the 'This Face' ep, featuring the 3 session tracks, plus an additional song recorded at Toronto's Manta Sound studios later in the winter of 1985. They have been digitized from the original master tapes & carefully remastered to sound just great with all their original analogue glory. Patrick Duffy also designed the whole artwork for the release, which is presented in gorgeous clear vinyl, housed in a heavy matt finish sleeve with printed inner sleeve. A short run of 420 copies !

uno

17.39€

Artist : Kirlian Camera 

Label : Dark Entries 

uno / LP+7"

'Uno' is a collection of early recordings from seminal Italian electronic act Kirlian Camera. Keyboardist/vocalist Angelo Bergamini founded the project in Parma in 1979, initially naming it Suicide Commando, before discovering another project using the same name. By 1980, Angelo had recruited singer Simona Buja, keyboardist Fabrizio Chiari and bassist Mauro Montacchini. Their demo cassette, 'Dawn', attracted the attention of Italian Records, a popular independent label. The following year, Mauro left the band and was replaced by Giorgio Vecchi, and the band recorded their first mini-LP, 'Kirlian Camera'. 'Uno' compiles the 4 songs from the mini-LP on Side A and the 6 songs from the demo cassette on Side B. Also included is the bonus track "Minitech", originally recorded in 1981, presented for the 1st time on vinyl as a gold-stamped flexi-disc. Kirlian Camera's clean, minimalist new wave is marked by strong haunting melodies, slow moving synth washes, and stark, dramatic vocals. Housed in the original jacket featuring a painting of a royal Italian noble on the front and black and white photos of the band on the back. Each copy includes a 2-sided postcard with a never before seen photo of Angelo and Simona taken from an early concert. Must-Have ;)

helden platz

13.49€

Artist : Kirlian Camera 

Label : Dark Entries 

helden platz / 12"

'Helden Platz', a long out of print 12" maxi single from seminal Italian electronic act Kirlian Camera. Keyboardist/vocalist Angelo Bergamini founded the project in Parma in 1979 and named it after an electronic device that photographs the electromagnetic halo around objects and living beings. By 1980, Angelo had recruited singer Simona Buja, keyboardist Fabrizio Chiari, and bassist Mauro Montacchini. Their demo cassette, 'Dawn', attracted the attention of Italian Records, a popular independent label. Over the next few years the band would release their st mini-LP, 'Kirlian Camera', the full length 'It Doesn't Matter, Now' and the singles "Communicate", "Edges", and "Blue Room". The latter was a significant hit, eventually landing them a deal with Virgin Records. By 1987 the line up consisted of Angelo Bergamini on all instruments, Charlie Mallozzi on electronic drums and Simona Buja on vocals. Virgin wanted the band to provide another hit single in order to exploit the success of 'Blue Room', refusing to release the band's less commercial material. In 1987 the band went Lark Studio at Carimate Castle, Italy to record with italo-disco producer Oderso Rubini. Thanks to the insistence of Bergamini, the label agreed to release "Helden Platz", German for "Heroes' Square', in 1987. The song features Kirlian Camera's brand of dark wave, marked by haunting melodies, slow moving synth washes, and orchestral strings. The song features the stark, dramatic vocals of Simona Buja, who sings about the 'blue blood of winter' in a tale of Germany and Austria during World War II. Included here is the extended 12" mix, the 7" edit, plus the original B-side "Burial", an instrumental that evokes a funeral procession soundtrack. It is housed in the original jacket, featuring a photo of a headstone from Zentralfriedhof Cemetery in Vienna. Each copy includes a 2-sided postcard with lyrics and photos of the band.

weltuntergangsstimmung

18.49€

Artist : Kiss The Anus Of A Black Cat 

Label : OnderStroom Records 

weltuntergangsstimmung / LP

After several albums on top labels Kraak and Conspiracy, KTAOABC releases their 5th album 'Weltuntergangsstimmung' on Zeal and OnderStroom Records. The new record isn't the drone folk album you might expect from the band. Their newest shows us a whole new and different side. Frontman Stef Heeren recorded the songs for 'Weltuntergangsstimmung' with an old drumm machine, analogue synthesizers and guitar. And An Pierlé adds wonderful backing vocals on a few songs. Kiss The Anus.. still is the hypnotising and apocalyptical band, but transformed overnight into a new new-wave band. Whaooo!!

desertofsameness

12.99€

Artist : Kit n C.l.a.w.s. 

Label : Gooiland Elektro 

desertofsameness / 12"

Kit n C.l.a.w.s. is a project by 2 experienced musicians in the fields of dance and psychedelic music. Teaming up was probably one of the better ideas they had for a long time as the music this duo serves us is simply amazing. Deep trance indulging moody house tracks with acid influences. Still this acid never becomes industrial as techno can be but stays on the psychedelic side of things. Slow trippy stuff to dance and dream away on. Headmusic for the dancefloor. Limited to 200 copies !

screams to god

13.99€

Artist : Kitchen & The Plastic Spoons 

Label : Dark Entries 

screams to god / LP

Kitchen And The Plastic Spoons formed at a basement rehearsal studio in Stockholm, Sweden during the spring of 1980. The band consisted of Anne Taivan (vocals), Helena Lönnqvist (synthesizer), Iggo Karlsson (synthesizer), Jackie Pazda (bass), and Mats Wigerdal (drums). After a few concerts, Kitchen booked some free studio time and recorded their 1st single "Serve You!" in 2 days. 6 months later Patrik Lindvall (guitar) joined the group and the band recorded their 2nd single "Ice Cream To God" in early 1981. Kitchen's sound was getting darker and heavier and so was the mood in the band. Anne shortly left and was replaced by Iodine Jupiter on vocals. This new line up recorded a few songs for local compilations. The band broke up in november 1981 before recording their debut LP. 'Screams To God' collects Kitchen And The Plastic Spoons 2 7" eps, 2 compilation tracks as well as 3 demos from 1980 never before released on vinyl. Kitchen were part of the new Diy generation starting bands, making self-produced singles and rapidly breaking up. Their sound echoes the speedy chaotic energy with the synthesizer as its driving pulse. Anne's vocals are barely understandable but they have a sense of urgency. They didn't sound like any other band in Sweden at the time, having more in common with American bands, Devo, The Screamers and Pere Ubu. The vinyl comes housed in a full color spot gloss jacket with a photo of Anne with bright magenta hair. Each LP includes an insert with liner notes, song descriptions and photos. Although the group burned out after a year, this compilation shows their energy and attitude to be just as liberating and unusual today. Nice one ;)

taking nothing seriously

30.00€

Artist : Klangstabil 

Label : Heckengäu 

taking nothing seriously / LP

The music on 'Taking Nothing Seriously' is very emotional and personal. There is everything from great ambient tunes to hellish, distorted industrial madness reminiscent of powernoise band Haus Arafna, especially tracks like "Kill All Lifeforms" and "Push Yourself". Still Klangstabil also manages to weave atmospheric and melodic structures into the inferno, and this gives the whole album a lurking feeling of despair underneath the aggressive waves of sound. Rare collector Lp ;)

the album

7.99€

Artist : Klement 

Label : Contre Cœur 

the album / LP

Fresh !!! New Style !!! 1st own LP by Klement. 3 years after having released "Drunkstyle" and "Now Your Time" on one of the two Aerobic Audio compilation, here are 6 high energy tracks of electro-synth-pop-wave, including an overpitched cover of Depeche Mode's "Shake The Disease" single at 180 bpm... Future Classic ;-)

new life

8.99€

Artist : Klement 

Label : Ego Twister 

new life / LP

'New Life' is gathering 15 tracks from French producer and singer Klement, previously released on various labels between 2003 and 2009, along with yet unreleased titles. Get his first eponym ep, and the tracks from his label compilation Contre Coeur, and you will obtain a real anthology, the complete and essential works from Klement ! Everyone will find something in his retro futuristc anthems, at the same time witful and restless, or through one of his splendid cover track (the unexpected "The Stomp" from Old Dirty Bastard, or his own federative renditon of The Cure "Boys Don't Cry"). Against the trends and clichés of electro, the musical choices of Klement are strong. The use of a radical minimalism (sharp rythms, a few cuting edge synths, an inspired singing) leave us alone with the essence of his songs : crystal clear and heady melodies ("Derby", "Into Your Arms"). The kind you remember long after you left the dancefoor ;)

untitled

19.99€

Artist : Kline Coma Xero 

Label : Medical Records LLC 

untitled / LP

Debut full length release of Kline Coma Xero. A self-titled LP influenced largely by the sterile and isolated iconography of authors such as Philip K. Dick, William Gibson and JG Ballard (from whence the bands name is derived). Formed in 2012, Kline Coma Xero is a group whose work embraces elements of early minimal synth wave with distinctively thoughtful lyrics and evocative melodies. Kline Coma Xero's Tony Williams has had his roots planted in various projects in the past, spanning a realm of styles from experimental noise, tape loops and early industrial. Using a writing style that employs the use of hardware sequencers driving analog instruments rather than computers, Kline Coma Xero produces a uniquely oblique interpretation of past-meets-present in modern electronic music. Previously Kline Coma Xero debuted in 2013 with the track "Left Behind" which was included on the 'Circuit D'Actes 3' (La Forme Lente label) compilation which is the opening track on this LP. The 2nd track "Rewind" is amazingly catchy and reminiscent of the best hybrid of analog synth-pop overlaid with Front 242 style vocals. Other standout tracks are the 2nd side opener "Mannequins" with it's razor sharp lead synths as well as the dark and brooding "Casualty Ward". Kline Coma Xero will certainly appeal to fans of analog minimal synth, EBM, and the more melodic side of industrial as well as specific acts such as Fad Gadget, Suicide, John Foxx, or Martial Canterel. Presented on high-quality 180gr heavyweight colored splatter on opaque white vinyl and features a bonus LP insert. Limited edition.

3 alte leider

8.99€

Artist : Klingelton 17 

Label : Schallplatten Aus Lurup 

3 alte leider / 7"

The second release on the NLW side label for old and forgotten music pressed in a very limited quantity. This time 3 old tracks from Klingelton17 were discovered and put to vinyl. Minimalistic electronic tracks with a Neue Deutsche Welle touch. All three songs are from 1987. A nice collectors item to go with the other 7" from Klingelton 17. Limited to 150 copies only in green vinyl !

trümmertruppe

9.99€

Artist : Klingelton 17 

Label : No Label 

trümmertruppe / 7"

Klingelton 17 is one of the obscure 80's DDR bands in the field of NDW / minimal music. This 7" was pressed in the 90's but never really distributed and sold. The music of Klingelton 17 is a mix of NDW and authentic minimal, somewhat in the style of Matthias Schuster. The songs on this record were recorded during the mid/late 80's and breaths that atmosphere very well. "Trümmertruppe" is a long and extremely minimal track with a clear rhythm and some melodic elements. On top of that classic vocoder vocals are delivered. It is a very nice and catchy track you will recognize immediately as a relic of the 80's. On the B-side are 2 more tracks. "Ich Erhoffe More Ein Leben" is more playful as "Trümmertruppe" and a bit more new-wave inspired. This 7" is a cult piece, it is a great surprise it has been recovered after all these years. Only 150 copies were pressed so it is a true collector's piece ;)

playback with a switch - a cassette anthology 1978-1982

20.49€

Artist : Kloot Per W 

Label : Walhalla Records 

playback with a switch - a cassette anthology 1978-1982 / LP

Kloot Per W, 'The Cassettoman' is back! Originator within the Belgian rock, this time with his ultimate cassette anthology. Anyone can now discover or rediscover this piece of Belgian pop history. This album breathes the punk spirit of the early 80's, the period when everything was possible, record companies and radio stations were no longer needed, nobody could slow down Kloot and this time of what was once the artistic highlight of Belgian pop history, a period that may never have been equaled. Enjoy one of our key players, 'The Cassettoman' that started it all: Kloot Per W! Limited edition on 180g vinyl with insert..

sex wars ep

8.49€

Artist : Kloot Per W 

Label : EE Tapes 

sex wars ep / 7"

The 8th installment in EE Tapes 80's vinyl series is about Belpop legend Claude Perwez (1955). Former member of The Misters, The Employees, Polyphonic Size and current live member of Lavvi Ebbel, but without doubt fabulous solo as Kloot Per W, an all-round self-taught musician and pioneer of home-taping since the late 70's ! 'Sex Wars ep' presents 4 tracks from 'Sex Wars' (cassette 1980), for the 1st time on vinyl, absolutely brilliant for your ears! Let it swing ! Strictly limited to 250 copies.. Standard edition ;)

single girl

28.00€

Artist : Knight Action 

Label : Clone Classic Cuts 

single girl / 12"

A big forgotten Chicago club hit from 1984! Pre-house release from Knight Action which came out at the very beginning of electronic dance music. Before house was house... before techno was born and when club music was just called disco. "Single Girl" was a big hit in Chicago clubs like the Music Box and was played by Ron Hardy and all the Hotmix 5 guys (Farley, Mickey Oliver etc.) and its still a big collectors item. Made with the 1st electronic instruments and without any pretentions... just made for the fun of making music. "D-Rail" is one of the very 1st steps to jacking house music. Another (almost) forgotten piece of dance music!?

vide

14.99€

Artist : Koban 

Label : Weyrd Son Records 

vide / 12"

Koban is a storm that has been gathering over the Pacific Northwest since 2011. After an ep and full length recording behind them, the Vancouver-based duo is striking out again with a new 6-song ep on Weyrd Son Records this time, gaining sound and fury in these brooding new tracks. Koban naturally and seamlessly genre bend, their punk roots buried deep under layers of melded synth, goth and post-punk. This creates a unique sound which is simultaneously full and sparse, atmospheric and uneasy. A drum machine creates a baseline over which moody interchanging vocals and blown-out guitar noise quickly and organically oscillates. Their lyrics give a wink and nod to their influences and feature songs sung in French for an icy touch. Koban leave you with a feeling of being utterly new and a sense of déjà vu. Limited to 300 hand-numbered copies on 140gr black splatter vinyl.!

abject obsessions

13.49€

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..

computer pervaded society

8.50€

Artist : Kobol Electronics 

Label : MinimalRome 

computer pervaded society / 12"

An entity created through the trans-oceanic mixture of Detroit techno and early 80's European electro, Kobol Electronics combines electronic experimentation and convincing 4x4 rhythms, without samples or virtual synths. Just pure analogue synthesis. A project initiated in 1997, it only became fully shaped five years later, after the death of James M. Stinson, from whom the work was inspired. A decade after conception it is now released on the Roman label. Each LP is numbered and comes with a custom-made cover. Pure Sh** !

dynatron ep

19.99€

Artist : Kobol Electronics 

Label : Stilleben 

dynatron ep / 12"

Amazing purist electro from Kobol Electronics. Limited to 100 copies on plastic white vinyl. It's more fun to compute!

komarken electronic research center

12.90€

Artist : Komarken Electronics 

Label : Stilleben 

komarken electronic research center / CD

High quality electro tracks from Komarken Electronics. This is a limited Stilleben album on CDR in DVD package. Perfect energizing sounds and format for driving ;)

granular material ep

10.90€

Artist : Komarken Electronics 

Label : Solar One Music 

granular material ep / 12"

After his debut album on Stilleben, Komarken Electronics drops his 1st vinyl release on Solar One Music. Deep and unique electro featuring an Exaltics remix. Limited to 200 copies only on clear vinyl !

komatrohn ep

6.99€

Artist : Komatrohn 

Label : World Electric 

komatrohn ep / 12"

3 dark and freaky analogue electro bombs and a big surprise to pump da floor. Cool !!!

ministar

5.99€

Artist : Kompleta 

Label : Feedback 

ministar / 10"

Released in 2001 to 150 copies, this low fi electronico romantico pearl is one of our favorite record. Kompleta, boss of the tiny Feedback label, gives us his definition of minimal music. Few notes for such an intense emotion. This record is the reflect of the huge musical culture and influences of this underrated artist. We love it !

untitled

14.29€

Artist : Konstrukcija 

Label : Brouillard Definitif 

untitled / LP

More than a side-project, Konstrukcija stemmed from the reunion of Stropu Jurka (Strops, VSKB, but also the radio show Intervilnis) & Gatis Druvaskalns (Starpliktuve, Celmlauzis) in spring 2011 when the latter returned from a 2-year long stay in the Netherlands. He brought his friend back a Casio MT-40, which he had bought for the modest sum of 5€. They started jamming and within a few days recorded several tracks for which the Casio, a Korg Monotron, an Estradin-230 and a diy noise box were utilized. In the end they came up with a full unreleased album. The texts allude to all their friends who have left Latvia to live abroad, as well as to those who have left forever by jumping from the cable-stayed bridge (Riga). Their sound is very reminiscent of the analogical minimal electronic wave in the vein of early pioneers such as Kraftwerk, El Aviador Dro or Yellow Magic Orchestra to which they added that indescribable Latvian frostbitten atmosphere from a country where the winter temperature may fall to -30º C and winter lasts for half of the year.. That was it officiall.. not until december 2012 when they started playing again in order to get prepared for a set which would be performed 2 months later in Paris, following an invitation from Les Sons Paranormaux. It is then that they very naturally thought of inviting Erlends Paičs (who had already been active within VSKB a few years earlier, most notoriously for a series of live sets programmed and organized by the above-mentioned organization). During the rehearsals of the set they partly covered their older tracks while improving their quality. By then a cozy relationship had been established between LSP and Thierry Müller, and the organization dared the band to once more cover a track by Ruth which had been played by some of the members a few years earlier, and for which the original singer would come on stage during the gig. Watchwords: "Polaroid/Roman/Photo" which has also been included here in its studio version. Back home they played one more set and that was it. That was when LSP and Brouillard Definitif offered them (in 2013) to release their debut album. New tracks were recorded and added to some older ones, this is what is presented here..

native state

9.99€

Artist : Kontravoid 

Label : Cititrax 

native state / 7"

6th release on Cititrax, Native State by Canadian artist Kontravoid. The name Kontravoid belongs on a limited run cassette circa 1980-something, the type of tape buried in lost upstate dustbins of pre-MIDI analog electronics, wedged between Cabaret Voltaire and Das Ding. The dark industrial and new-wave influences are strong on ex-Crystal Castles drummer Cam Findlay's new project—his voice is scary, like an echoing underwater growl—but the underlying pop melodies always afford a degree of breathing room. After departing as writer/producer for Toronto band Parallels, Findlay has settled into a music venture he can call his own, assuming the identity of this masked alter-ego for what appears to be a permanent ride. On his debut self-titled album, Kontravoid turns to analogue synths to create a dark, brooding pop masterpiece. His brilliant vocals emit a dystopic low-grown, often running through warped effects accompanied by exceptionally stirring arpeggiated synths and washes of sound. Modern touchstones could parallel the likes of John Maus or Trust, but Kontravoid's vision is a much more twisted one, embracing goth influences and yielding a monstrous result that is harder to define. Despite its sonic vampiricism, Kontravoid's music leaves plenty to dance and lose your mind to, but the imagination here goes way beyond these activities exclusively. The tracks presented here, Native State (stream the video) and Cut To Cleanse are exclusive 7" only versions. The record is pressed on clear blue vinyl and comes in a hand silkscreened sleeve, limited edition of 999 numbered copies.

untitled

24.99€

Artist : Kontravoid 

Label : Tarantula X 

untitled / LP

Released back in the spring, the debut album from former Crystal Castles drummer Cameron Findlay's project Kontravoid has proven to be a lot more rewarding than we would have given it credit for at 1st blush. Our initial impression (that although it has some good moments the LP is kind of brief and homogenous) remain valid, but over multiple listens the flaws seem less glaring, and the character of the record more appealing. Arriving in the form of punky-electro by way of early post-industrial, Kontravoid establishes its template, runs with it, and bails before it grows stale or wearisome. One of the best album of 2012!

digital dance

8.29€

Artist : Kord 

Label : Rasynth I Blekinge 

digital dance / 12"

Timeless electro-pop, italo dance feeling. Limited edition of 200 copies...

I play my flute

8.19€

Artist : Kord 

Label : Djuring Phonogram 

I play my flute / 7"

Rather obscure Swedish weird minimal synth act (aka Johan Sturesson, boss of the Råsynth I Blekinge label), who already released before on the Börft label. You get here 2 great minimalistic synth tracks. One a bit down tempo and the other more up tempo but both strange but wonderful melodic and playful. Highly Recommended !

soviet stars

15.99€

Artist : Kord 

Label : Djuring Phonogram 

soviet stars / 12"

The solo project from Johan Sturesson (from Frak and Monster Apparat). Synths + drummachines + vocals. Some real killer dancefloor-hits on this hard minimal to analog synth-pop mini-LP. First edition of 300 copies.. Strong :D

absence of fear

12.79€

Artist : Kord 

Label : Borft 

absence of fear / 12"

The more fanatical Frak fans out there will already be well aware of this latest release on Börft which sees group member Johan Sturesson donning his Kord guise for a quite excellent mini album of haywire electronics. 'Absence Of Fear' is his 1st solo release on Börft since 1998 !! Though there was a 7" issued through sub label Djuring Phonogram back in 2007, and is ripe with bleep laden electro and techno that benefits from the mastering skills of Andreas Tilliander and Jan Svensson. Across the 6 tracks Sturesson veers through moments of contemplation, abstraction and outright dancefloor brilliance with "Trainwreck" and "In Absence" cuts the more adventurous selectors will cherish. This is masterpiece for the synthetic smooth winter or anytime... Limited edition of 400 copies.

we live in this

13.29€

Artist : Kord feat. Annie Gylling 

Label : Gooiland Elektro 

we live in this / 12"

The musician behind Kord is an original member of Swedish cult electronic/acid oufit Frak and producing music since the late 80's. With Kord he produces a more synth-pop minded kind of music (most of the time). For Gooiland Elektro he teamed up with his partner in crime/love and came up with this raw elektro ep. These tracks are the perfect mix of crazy and twisted electronic music (a signature of his Frak work) and dancefloor orientated sounds since the late 80's. So we get served unpolished dance tunes with hints of EBM, new beat and (minimal) elektro. Non stop primitive disco for sure! Limited to 200 copies on black vinyl !

trans-europe-express

15.50€

Artist : Kraftwerk 

Label : Capitol Records 

trans-europe-express / LP

Another jewel produced by the german band in 1977 : "Trans-Europe-Express" belongs to the Hall of Fame. This track would be the starting point of many new music styles : Hip-Hop, Pop, Techno, Ambiant... Absolute cult record. Minimum sounds for maximum effect.

radio-activity

16.79€

Artist : Kraftwerk 

Label : Capitol Records 

radio-activity / LP

One of the first electro music album of all times (1976) ! The Magnificients, The Creators, The Genius : Kraftwerk. Futuristic electronic synth-pop, with the most outstanding sounds for that time. But even nowadays, Kraftwerk remains very fresh. Always copied, Never egalized ! Terrific pure and precise minimal electro : emotional at its best. One of the earliest album of the band ! One of the most eclectic too. Including the universal theme : "Radio-Activity". New and under blister ;-)

expo 2000

9.90€

Artist : Kraftwerk 

Label : Kling Klang 

expo 2000 / 12"

These recordings are the result of an order passed for the 2000 Universal Exposition in Hannover. The sound remains really kraftwerkian, purely synthetic, always with this look on the huge past of this band (robotic sound, dancing, perfect melodies). The 3 different remixes of "Expo2000" are all really interesting and clearly identified. The very funky hit "Mix 2002" is a Must Have ! It seems like Time stopped in 1986, even 1991. Ralf and Florian's sensibilities remain the same as their early years. Good Dope !

musique non stop

6.50€

Artist : Kraftwerk 

Label : EMI 

musique non stop / 7"

Taken from the album "Electric Café", this is the end track of every live concerts of Kraftwerk. A classic for every fans of the synth pioneers.

showroom dummies / the model

7.29€

Artist : Kraftwerk 

Label : Kraftwerk (white label) 

showroom dummies / the model / 7"

Gorgeous, collectable picture disc 7" featuring "Showroom Dummies" on the A-Side and the classic "The Model" on the flip. Digitally re-mastered and the version of "The Model" included here is an alternate take not on the "Man Machine" album…

electric cafe

14.90€

Artist : Kraftwerk 

Label : Warner Bros 

electric cafe / LP

Classic lp "Electric Café" reissued on 160g gatefold blue vinyl and remastered. Although it came out in 1986 after computers had revolutionized music for ever, the German electro pioneers still managed to up the ante with this amazing album and it’s classic cuts... For robots only...

ultra rare traxx

15.99€

Artist : Kraftwerk 

Label : PNC Records 

ultra rare traxx / 2x12"

Superb 2xlp compilation of hard-to-find classics by German electronic legends. Still sounding fresh today, every cut is a killer and illustrate beautifully why this influential band are held in such high regard. All tracks are full 12" rare, extended and alternate versions and cut loud for dj play.. Massive !

computer world

10.99€

Artist : Kraftwerk 

Label : Kraftwerk (white label) 

computer world / LP

Beautiful coloured re-issue of this classic and long out of print album from the originators of electronic music. Includes all our favorite Kraftwerk's tracks... Limited pressing. Know your history ;)

computer world (tt2010 edit)

8.99€

Artist : Kraftwerk 

Label : Kraftwerk (white label) 

computer world (tt2010 edit) / 12"

Wicked bootleg single-sided release on yellow vinyl. Includes the TT2010 edit from Tangoterje who take on this classic Kraftwerk masterpiece which still retains the pure 80's electronic sounds. Nice ;)

trans-europe express / i.c. love affair

9.50€

Artist : Kraftwerk / Gaznevada 

Label : No Label 

trans-europe express / i.c. love affair / 12"

Repress of a hard to find classic Italian disco track and a superb endless break of Kraftwerk's classic "Trans-Europe Express" !

untitled

16.49€

Artist : Krakow 

Label : F.K.K. Musik 

untitled / 12"

Typical Swedish minimal-synth sound from 2000 to 2004. Catchy synth-pop from the F.K.K. house, limited to 250 copies only!!

rutinas

14.79€

Artist : Kremlyn 

Label : Domestica 

rutinas / 10"

Kremlyn was a techno-pop duet which is not, obviously, the solution to urban boredom problems, is launched in Barcelona as something brilliant and unusual, astonishing for all they achieve despite having little means, but making the most of their limited resources. J.J., an 18-year-old boy with a keyboard and an organ, from which he plays the drum machine, as well as other effects, for which he is the only responsible because of his autodidactic investigation. Amongst all his songs, "Rutinas" stands out; it's an excellent composition which, with no doubt, should have reached the 1st position of hits parades if someone decides to edit and promote it. In Yazoo's techno-pop style, however, Kremlyn's future were not very clear, due to a slight passiveness showed by its components, which refrains their music from being as well-known as it deserves..

cellular electrique / the mosaic

7.49€

Artist : Kris Tall / Beefcake 

Label : Thrill Beat Construction 

cellular electrique / the mosaic / LP

Interesting release on this most enigmatic of labels. This a split release between Kris Tall on A-side and Beefcake (aka Robag Whrume & Volker Kahl) on B-side. Both sides contain a mix of live instruments and electronic bips, with Kris Tall leaning towards more post rock and Beefcake more mixed up and varied with touches of straight electronica and some lovely almost purely classical sounds. Atmospheric and melancholic for the most part... and very nice too ;)

qube ep1

8.79€

Artist : Kronos Device 

Label : Battle Trax 

qube ep1 / 12"

3rd release of Kronos Device (aka Bass Junkie from UK) released in 2004 on his own label. Hard slice of electro core with laser blasts, futuristic strings and vocoder action throughout. Dope !

ravager of planets ep

9.29€

Artist : Kronos Device 

Label : Battle Trax 

ravager of planets ep / 12"

Quite simply a staggeringly good electro ep. Totally pure, totally aggressive and really quite having it. Sci-fi effects, massive beats… Everything you want for the dancefloor. Quality electro..!

qu

12.99€

Artist : Krootchey 

Label : Dark Entries 

qu'est-ce qu'il a (d'plus que moi ce négro là?) / 12"

Philippe Krootchey was a musician, Dj, radio and television host born in Versailles, France in 1954. In the early 70's he joined political gay liberation movement Revolutionary Homosexual Action Front (Front Homosexuel d’Action Révolutionnaire) that gave radical visibility to homosexuals. Turning to the decadent nightclub scene of Paris, Philippe became one of the most important disc jockeys of the late 70's and early 80's holding residencies at les Bains-Douches and the Privilège. Philippe's look was striking and his elegance and charisma massive. In 1981 he formed the band Love International with Philippe Chany and Fred Versailles and released the hit disco single "Dance On The Groove (And Do The Funk)". He also sang back up on both "Jungle Hurt" by Mathematiques Modernes and "Les Baisers D'amants" by Lizzy Mercier Descloux in 1981. Between 1984 and 1988 he released 3 maxi 12" singles under his surname 'Whatazzy' (1984), 'I Hear My Ears' (1986), 'Cruel Justifier' (1988). In 1984 Krootchey released his debut single "Qu'Est C'Qu'Il A (D'Plus Que Moi Ce Négro Là?)" on disco label Casablanca Records. Subsequently the single was re-released the same year but sung in English as "Whatazzy". For this release he teamed up with former Love International bandmate Fred Versailles, who shared his love for Kraftwerk and Yellow Magic Orchestra as well as glam rock and 70's black American soul music. Fred remembers, "The idea was to send a message about racism against black people with a humorous tone. The French title translates to "What Has This Nigger Got, That I Do Not Have?" Reversing the racial scales, Philippe (who is black) would get the girls and the fame, making white people jealous. It was Philippe's tactful way to joke about racism he had experienced and overcame". The result is a slick synthetic funk and electro boogie reminiscent of Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambata. Philippe rap and subverting racism at the same time. On the B-side is "Voodoo" a slowed down instrumental dub version that stretches out the original to over 7-minutes. Sadly on September 2, 2004 Philippe Krootchey died of a cerebral aneurysm, just short of celebrating his 50th birthday. For the jacket Philippe asked his friends Pierre et Gilles to do the cover artwork. They made a portrait of Philippe as chocolate powder mascot 'Banania' inspired advertisement with a wide grin and red fez cap. This was a radical criticism on the embodiment of racism still present in the 80's from the colonial Era in France. Each copy includes 2 postcards with lyrics, photos and liner notes by Fred Versailles. "He belonged to nothing, no clan, he was light in the good sense of the word and his supple resistance persisted". (Jean-Baptiste Mondino)

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 !!

this desolation

7.79€

Artist : Kubo 

Label : Peripheral Minimal 

this desolation / 7"

7" by Irish duo Kubo, who consist of Aidan Casserly (also member of synth act Empire State Human), and Brian O'Malley (also member of Polydroid). This will be the 1st vinyl release by the band, after the initial tape single 'I Dream Electric', on Manchester based label Vocoder Tapes. Kubo pay homage to cubo-futurism, the early 20th century Russian art movement which concerned itself with contemporary concepts of the future and the technological triumph of humanity over nature. Kubo's futuristic synth stylings perfectly fit their name. For lazy comparisons think of 80's synth protagonists, O.M.D & Depeche Mode or even Associates, owing to Aidan's beautifully soaring soulful vocals. But Kubo are more than that, they... Limited edition of 200 copies !

tv scape

17.49€

Artist : Kuruki 

Label : OnderStroom Records 

tv scape / LP

Kuruki was a Belgian minimal synth-pop band project spearheaded by Ghent based musician Gerry D'Haeyer and Alain Bureau. The band was founded early 80's and shortly after it's conception a 1st release was recorded. The single "Crocodile Tears" immediately hit the charts and became cult. Afterwards the band released 12" including maxi single "Such A Liar". After intensive touring a new single "Just A Cat" was spawned in 1983. As a live band at that time Alan Gevaert, from dEUS, and Chris Whitley joined them. Live, Kuruki put down a mysterious act, with a lot of colour & show elements. In 1984 the final release "TV Scape", a full lp, was released. On this record the last pieces of the puzzle fitted together. On an accurately crafted structure of frivolous minimal electronics Sally Joy & Monsieur Tic sang about an era wherein alienation & mass consumption are an everyday routine & television offers the ideal escape. The lp is remastered at the Equus masteringstudios & is pressed on 160gr quality vinyl. Essential..!

the wait

16.69€

Artist : L'Avenir 

Label : Cold Beats Records 

the wait / LP

'The Wait' from American artist L'Avenir, minimal synth pairs perfectly solemn, reverb-drenched vocals with largely electronic analog sounds. Often heavy synth bass lines combine with soaring string sounds and driving drum; machine rhythms in this cohesive set of songs. While L'Avenir's love of vintage wave music comes through clear as to influence, the album never reverts to nostalgic for its own sake but rather comes across as a decidedly contemporary spin on the dark electronic sounds by established artists of decades past. A very strong 1st offering from the new Barcelona based label Cold Beats Records. Tip !!!

étoiles

16.69€

Artist : L'Avenir 

Label : Cold Beats Records 

étoiles / LP

Direct from Baltimore, producer Jason Sloan has been working on his project L'Avenir which is realizing his 2nd album for Cold Beats Records. The title of the LP is 'Étoiles'. It is released in a near edition of 300 copies0 .Recorded at the Minimal Space Studio (Baltimore) during the winter of 2014, the album is full of cold wave nostalgic and full of atmosphere. 'Étoiles' perfectly reflects the passion which Jason feels for analog music, especially for synthesizers spitting dark and cold sounds. Must-Have !

balance of terror

10.79€

Artist : L.A.M. 

Label : Clone Aqualung Series 

balance of terror / 12"

Re-issue of the classic Drexciya 'Life After Mutation' release that was originaly released on Robert Hoods Hardwax imprint back in 1992.. This re-mastered version comes with 1 exclusive mutation.. Tip !!

disphoria 1985-1989

15.79€

Artist : L.A.S.'s Crime 

Label : Mannequin 

disphoria 1985-1989 / LP

L.A.S.'s Crime (the initials stand for Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, a famous short novel by Oscar Wilde) is an electronic band from Siena (Italy) founded in 1984 by Sandro Marchetti (vocals, synthesizer, programming) and Maria Elena Brogi (vocals, synthesizers). With a music sometimes soft, sometimes melancholic, but always fully electronic the duo from 1985 to 1989 L.A.S.'s Crime produced 5 demo tapes and a studio album registered at Sound City studio of Florence, but remained unreleased for label close. During the 5 years of activity (85-89) the band had various additional members for the live concerts, but the original nucleous always have represented the true creative engine with more than 60 songs in a few years.. Some of this songs have survived for 25 years exclusively for users' choice, spreading through the web. Today, 13 selected songs can have finally a new life on vinyl, giving to the listener a small piece of 80's remained intact... Limited edition 300 copies including a 16 pages booklet with unreleased photos and lyrics.

mutatio (modified)

11.99€

Artist : L.A.S.'s Crime 

Label : J.A.M. Traxx 

mutatio (modified) / LP

Formed by Sandro Marchetti and Maria Elena Brogi and active during the second half of the 80's, L.A.S.'s Crime are named after Oscar Wilde's tale 'Lord Arthur Savile's Crime',a short semi-comic mystery story that was published in 1891 along with 'The Canterville Ghost', 'The Sphinx Without A Secret' and 'The Model Millionaire'. This particular name reflected Sandro's way of conceiving the lyrics. Take, for example tracks like "Land Of Nothing", "Silent Words" or "Infect Dawn" coming from the 'Inanitas' tape, they are written in a style that remembers poems or late nineteenth literature. They produced 6 demo tapes during those years ('Five Lies', 'Anomaly', 'Inanitas', 'Electa' and 'Korobi') plus 'Abyss 43', an unreleased album, and during the last 20 years their music was hard to find. The last year the label Mannequin released the track "I'll Merry Go Round" on the 2nd volume of 'Danza Meccanica' compilation and after few months issued a band compilation containing 13 tracks coming from their 1985-89 demos. These releases revamped the audience's interest into the band. It was time for Sandro to try something new and started to work on the old tracks just to give them a new life. Thanks to J.A.M. Traxx we have 'Mutatio (Modified)', a vinyl album limited to 300 copies containing 7 reworked versions of old songs remixed by L.A.S.'s Crime themselves, FerDJ Dms (Ferdinando Maggio remixed 'Epode' along with the band) and DMKD (Canadian band formed by David Kristian and Mary Davidson that remixed 'Flax Girl Room'). Using always the original synthesizers, Sandro added and substituted some sounds succeeding into giving to the songs more strength and energy keeping also the original atmosphere. If with the compilation 'Disphoria 1985-1989' you discovered the music of a good electronic cold-wave band, on 'Mutatio (Modified)', you'll be carried away by the final result, as they sound powerful compared to some of the nowadays bands that are in love with those sounds but they are part of the original scene... Tip !!

mesmérique

17.19€

Artist : L.A.S.'s Crime 

Label : Domestica 

mesmérique / LP

Not everything is known and explained. On the fall of 18th century Mesmerism managed to transform simple suggestions into the modern hypnotism known today, throwing the basics for other scientific disciplines largely diffused in our times, as psicotherapy, psychology, music therapy. 
But the animal magnetism conceived by Mesmer was only a pseudo scientific practice, it worked for other causes than those believed by its own discoverer. 
Sometimes things work perfectly for reasons man cannot understand. L.A.S.'s Crime, an italian duo fascinated by electronic music, started its activity in 80's with a long list of demo tapes, partecipating to several compilations and later recording 2 vinyls for well known european labels.
 'Mesmérique' is their 3rd album reissued for Domestica Records, created with 11 original recordings taken from their 80's 4tracks demotapes, but restored today in a professional studio: you will be scattered into a path of 11 vivid and hypnotic visions never reissued before on vinyl. Tracks are ordered chronologically, from the 1st to the last years of 80's, showing the creative travel of the band towards the decade.
 Listening after listening, you will gradually become more conscious of the hypnotic nature of this music, full of contrasts, filled with endless repetitions echoing into memory in mysterious ways: a concise and minimalistic style who has kept alive this music during the last 30 years, by porting it from tape to cd, and later through internet, from a fan to another, from a musical genre to another, from a decade to another. 
This music has been jealously preserved by those who knew and loved it: but the simplicity of its structures, the oblique melodies, the small length of the songs, are apparently weak reasons for this 30 years long devotion, it is somehow plausible there can be other reasons, far more complex to explain than it would be legitimate to believe. 
So no coincidence that the tape is also called magnetic stripe, and that the turntable is a magneto acustic device. Edition of 300 copies including an insert with lyrics and additional information. Hand-printed with letterpress.

untitled

6.29€

Artist : La Chatte 

Label : Born Bad 

untitled / 7"

The 3-headed musical creature La Chatte was born in 2003 in Paris, formed by Vava Dudu, a pluridisciplinary artist, Stéphane Argillet aka Stereovoid, visual and sound artist member of the French collaborative France Fiction, and Nikolu, a polymorphous musician. Their music, a kind of post-punk electro-zouk, is ryhthmic, dark, distorted, strident and chocolate-flavored. Renowned for their head blowing performances, the band has remained so far really discrete with its discography focussing on live collaborations with the likes of vivid astro focus or Voin de Voin for instance, crossing roads all over Europe.. Strange & Nice !

giant / axis

8.99€

Artist : La Fete Triste / The Harrow 

Label : Aufnahme + Wiedergabe 

giant / axis / 7"

Haunting is the 1st word that comes to mind when La Fête Triste and The Harrow join forces, releasing a split together with the titles "Giant" & "Axis". The solo-project La Fête Triste is the enigmatic and sorrowful new-wave project by Gabriel Brero, one of the men involved with Aufnahme + Wiedergabe, based out of Berlin (now in Hamburg). His twisted synthesizer and drum-machine-driven project derive inspiration out of both minimal synth and post-punk, coating his arms with a new-wave overlay that deliver the greatest sadness with melancholia at the middle, together with melodies that will ensnare you imminently. Add to that a guitar with concrete rhythms that adds a touch of your own dismay in the mix. Before this release, he had put out a single called "Lèvres Froides", and he also did a split-release together with Lebanon Hanover, titled 'Lebanon Hanover / La Fête Triste' where 4 tracks were put out. A lot of people have apparently been longing for new material for quite a while, 3 years to be exact. Together with The Harrow, he delves into this split-release with the track "Giant". An at 1st ballad-esque track which soars through the landscape of sound with a post-punk sound with an almost anthemic touch to it. The mournful and depressive vocals with a German intonation at the end makes it a lot more impressive, because it builds up to a magnificent track because of that. The Harrow, on the other hand, had delivered their 1st official self-titled debut on the now defunct label Function Operate last year. Even though some of their sound isn't that emotive for me to begin with, I must say that I am impressed when I hear "Axis", a track which breathes the otherwise so scarcely atmosphere that had been lacking before. It's got more warmth than the earlier release of theirs, and to add insult to injury; Vanessa Irena's vocals attract you to their post-punk sound even more, as she adds another dimension to an otherwise good track. Making it even greater. The Harrow have been interesting in several ways before, but they haven't really made anything that have been as great as this. Here, they show their true potential as craftsmen. Bringing their music to a whole other level together with their minimal approach to post-punk, with goth undertones that make you take it in even more. Everything is emotionless, but at the same time very emotive. A good paradox to be written upon their release as it is. Looking forward to hearing more of this kind of sound, in future releases. An interesting sway into the right direction ;)

symphonie neuronale

26.49€

Artist : La Mort De L'Hippocampe 

Label : Enfant Terrible 

symphonie neuronale / LP

Behind this project is Jérôme Fontan (aka Porn.Darsteller) who sadly passed away last year. That was 10 years ago. He focussed 1st on music for a silent film (El Sexto Sentido, Spain 1928) and after that on La Mort De L'Hippocampe. La Mort De L'Hippocampe is something very different from Porn.Darsteller. There is not much pop in this music and there is not much electro in it either... it has experimental, industrial and classical sides, all sounds are done with analog equipment like Minimoog and tape echo, and acoustic instruments. This album is somewhere between cabaret, Die Todliche Doris and Schönberg... This project was much more of a performance group centered around Jérôme Fontan then a studio project. The LP was planned to be a co-production between Enfant Terrible and Verbascripta, the label founded by Jérôme. The label is continued by the other members of La Mort De L'Hippocampe. A 2nd album of La Mort De L'Hippocampe will be released later, also as a co-production between Enfant Terrible and Verbascripta. Have a nice trip ;)

cheminement de l

19.99€

Artist : La Mort De L'Hippocampe 

Label : Enfant Terrible 

cheminement de l'extase / LP

La Mort De L'Hippocampe was the short-lived project by Jérôme Fontan after he stopped his elektro project Porn.Darsteller. The project ended with the unexpected death of Jérôme in June 2011. This is the 2nd and last album, but was produced before the 'Symphonie Neuronale' album released earlier this year. Jérôme preferred that album to be released the 1st. So it was done.. 'Cheminement De L'Extase' is much more a spiritual record as the 1st one. It comes in 2 parts. The 1st part is a metaphysic poem illustrate with experimental, industrial and classical sounds. Next to analog sounds done with Minimoog and tape echo also acoustic instruments like percussion and electric violin are used. The 2nd part is mostly based on texts from Hildegard von Bingen. This part is rather old-school industrial in sound but this is mixed with medieval instrument like "Vielle A Roue" and "Bombarde Bretonne". The lyrics are done in spoken word style by Isabelle Toro who was also featured on the 1st released album. Again this LMDH album is released as a co-production between Enfant Terrible and Verbascripta. And again the artwork is true craftsmanship done by Bran.

chapitre 1

18.99€

Artist : La Seduction Des Innocents 

Label : Le Syndicat Electronique Recordings 

chapitre 1 / LP

Original copies found! La Séduction Des Innocents: angst-pop and new-wave like sounding minimal electronics with eerie vocals and more experimental sounds. The music is raw, unpolished, pure vintage electronic, minimal, dark, often oppresive but always lively. Released in 2004 as a limited edition of 525 copies.

chapitre 2

9.99€

Artist : La Seduction Des Innocents 

Label : Le Syndicat Electronique Recordings 

chapitre 2 / 7"

Original copies found of this 2nd release by La Séduction Des Innocents (aka Le Syndicat Electronique). After the great debut LP 'Chapitre 1' we are again treated with more dark minimal electronics. On the A-side of this 7" are 2 simply brilliant pieces. "Crucifixion" is an extremely dark and spooky pulsating track with haunting screams and yells. This is the perfect soundtrack for an old black and white ghost movie. "La Petite Vénus" is more industrial and rhythmic orientated but still in a very 80's sort of style. The melody and the vocal parts are vaguely reminiscent of early Death In June. Overall the atmosphere is that of a classic apocalyptic folk song. "Abandon" on the B-side has the same dark mood and also has an apocalyptic folk feeling, even though it has more electro related rhythmic sounds. 'Chapitre 2' creates a mythical, almost sacred, atmosphere in your surroundings when you play it. Released in 2005 as a limited hand-numbered edition of 514 copies, including a postcard.

les regrets / gare du nord

9.79€

Artist : La Stele Des Pleurs 

Label : Camisole Records 

les regrets / gare du nord / 7"

La Stèle des Pleurs is a mysterious north Parisian minimal synth outfit. All their tracks are composed and recorded with 100% vintage analogic devices. After the 1st sold out record Camisole Records is proud to release their great 2nd 7". Limited to 100 copies !

la mort de l

10.79€

Artist : La Stele Des Pleurs 

Label : Camisole Records 

la mort de l'oiseau / 7"

La Stèle Des Pleurs is a mysterious north Parisian minimal synth outfit. All their tracks are composed and recorded with 100% vintage analogic devices. This 3rd 7" vinyl will be the last on Camisole Records. Limited to 100 handnumbered copies on colored vinyl !

mice or cyborg

18.50€

Artist : Lab Rat XL 

Label : Clone 

mice or cyborg / 2x12"

Last release of the "Seven Storms" series by Drexciya. Because of the tragic loss of one of the Drexciya members in 2002, this is also the last ever Drexciya production. This last storm consists of 6 stages of experimentation. The loss of James Stinson before the final track titles were decided upon has meant that the tracks are recognised by the production code “Lab Rat” and a number from 1 to 6. Timeless piece of music !

cruising around motor city

11.50€

Artist : Lady B 

Label : GoodLife 

cruising around motor city / 12"

Review to come..!

what we want...

2.99€

Artist : Lanetic Collective 

Label : Jewel Records 

what we want... / 12"

Review to come..!

power run

10.90€

Artist : Laserdance 

Label : Hotsound Records 

power run / 12"

Classic italo production from 1987. 100% electronic + 100% disco = perfect dance track with an easy melody but with lot of evolutive space breaks that keeps you up in the air. A Must Have in that kind !

matter

18.79€

Artist : Lassigue Bendthaus 

Label : Dark Entries 

matter / LP+7"

Lassigue Bendthaus is the electro-industrial project of Uwe Schmidt (aka Atom or Señor Coconut) from Germany. Uwe Schmidt began making music in the early 80's, 1st playing drums, then switching to programming a drum computer after he had heard a Linn Drum on the radio. In 1986 he co-founded the cassette label N.G. Medien, on which his 1st musical work under the name Lassigue Bendthaus, 'The Engineer's Love', was released. Soon after, he started to work on what would become his 1st official record release, the album 'Matter'. The recordings and production began in 1986 and took almost 4 years, until the album finally came out in 1991 on the German Parade Amoureuse label. Musically somewhere between late industrial and EBM, yet already anticipating acid and techno, this production managed to cause quite a stir, due to its advanced production techniques. Songs pay strong homage to Kraftwerk, approaching the early industrial dance scene with a softer sequential approach than most of his contemporaries. 'Matter' is a hermetic reflection about the relationship between perception, nature, science, technology and labor. This reissue comprises the entire 1991 'Matter' LP, as well a bonus 7" record containing 2 tracks never before released on vinyl. The vinyl is housed in a jacket featuring the photographic traces of a high-energy photon hitting a proton. Each LP includes a 2-sided insert with original album reviews, press clippings, liner notes by Atom and photos..

encore

8.90€

Artist : Latex 

Label : Müller 

encore / 12"

Rocking electro disco tracks originally released in 2001 with a touch of e-clash ! Really catchy & punchy sounds created by Latex (aka Steril).. Here is the 2005 repress of this high-in-demand record. Check !

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