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new ways - music from the documentary


Artist : Solvent 

Label : Suction 

new ways - music from the documentary 'I dream of wires' / 2x12"+7"

Solvent's 6th full-length LP, 'New Ways: Music From the Documentary I Dream of Wires'. Solvent is the venerable recording alias of Toronto's Jason Amm, and after more than a decade of releasing music through esteemed labels Ghostly International and Morr Music, 'New Ways' marks the return of Solvent to his own Suction Records label, his 1st album for the label since 1999.

For the past 3 years, Solvent's obsession with synthesizers and electronic music has taken him on a new path, a journey deep into the world of modular synthesizers. Serving as producer, co-writer and interviewer for 'I Dream of Wires', a documentary about the history, demise and resurgence of the modular synthesizer, Solvent's Jason Amm has played a pivotal role in creating one of the most talked-about and revered electronic music documentaries in recent years. Currently making the rounds (on Blu-Ray/DVD) is the 4-hour hardcore edition cut, with the theatrical cut of 'I Dream of Wires' set to premiere in the spring.
Before he came on board as producer, Solvent was commissioned by 'I Dream of Wires' director to create an original soundtrack for the film. At the time, Solvent's relationship with modular synthesizers was conflicted. Of course, he had long been lured by these elusive, esoteric machines, but was also weary; he wondered if these instruments would be a step away from music making, towards a lifetime of expensive, obsessive tinkering. So many electronic musicians have fallen into the modular "black hole", never to be heard from again... Solvent took on the soundtrack LP as a challenge; determined to expand his synthesis palette with the new possibilities of modular, but with a firm focus on completing a body of work. The result is 'New Ways', heard prominently throughout the film, and created, programmed and composed entirely on modular synthesizer systems. Through some generous loans, Solvent was given access to several large-format modulars during the course of the album, including a classic vintage Moog System 15. But the real revelation came from his own newly-acquired, contemporary Eurorack system; for the 1st time in many years, Solvent found himself thinking outside the "vintage synth" box. The album title is not only a continuation of 'I Dream of Wires' nod to Numan. 'New Ways' also pertains to Solvent's all-new modular synthesizer toolkit, introducing many new forms of synthesis to his arsenal of electronic sound. In many ways, the modular synthesizer caused an artistic reset, bringing Solvent's sound full-circle; as on his late 90's Suction Records albums, 'New Ways' doesn't revel in the classicist synthpop motifs or vocoder-pop of Solvent's Ghostly catalog, but instead on focusses on making strange sounds sing. 'New Ways' is Solvent's return to instrumental, headphone electronica. From the harsh, idm/hip-hop hybrid of "Burn The Tables", to the radiophonic menace of "Sender", Solvent showcases the modular synthesizer as perhaps the ultimate tool for noisy, alien soundscapes. Alternately, Solvent's penchant for sweet, heartbreaking melodies can be heard clearly alongside the intricate modular sound design on standout cuts "King Vincent", "Pattern Recognition", and "LPGs Over Hawaii". 'New Ways' also includes 'I Dream of Wires' theme song, "Themogene", a soaring piece of epic synthesizer minimalism already heard by the 250,000+ people who have seen the documentary trailer to date. Essential !!

new ways remixed


Artist : Solvent 

Label : Suction 

new ways remixed / 12"

'New Ways Remixed' - 4 songs from Solvent's soundtrack album for the acclaimed modular synthesizer documentary "I Dream Of Wires", remixed by 4 artists that were interviewed for the film: Chris Carter, Orphx, Bronze Teeth & Martial Canterel. Industrial music legend Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle / Chris & Cosey) turns in a suitably industrial-strength techno monster that wouldn't sound out of place in a set by Perc or AnD. Canadian duo Orphx (Sonic Groove Records) augments their signature dark techno sound, building to an acidic crescendo, while newly minted duo Bronze Teeth (Diagonal Records), featuring ex-Factory Floor member Dominic Butler, continues the acid with biting squelches that pop from abstract clanging percussion. Although widely regarded as the kingpin of the modern minimal synth scene, Martial Canterel (Dais Records / one-half of Xeno & Oaklander) delivers an uncharacteristic slice of brooding electronica, more 'artificial intelligence' than 'minimal wave'. Nice plate !

power failure


Artist : Solvent vs Lowfish 

Label : Vynalogica 

power failure / 12"

The Canadian minimal electro-pop duo from Suction records camps up 2 days at Vynalogica studio (C.E.M. in Amsterdam) in 2004. The result is 3 brand new compositions, and 2 dramatic re-workings of some of their classic tracks. Sounding more raw and freaked than usual for these 2 synth genius. Very Nice !

artificial heart / frenzy


Artist : Soma Sema 

Label : No Emb Blanc 

artificial heart / frenzy / 7"

Review to come..!



Artist : Some Bizarre 

Label : Dark Entries 

don't be afraid / 12"

Some Bizarre are a trio formed in Bergamo, Italy in 1983. The line-up is Marino Scarabelli (music, producer), Tiberio 'Tyber' Scarfone (arrangement, producer) and Stefano Brignoli (lyrics, vocals). Tiberio was a Dj at a local discotheque, where he met Marino. Initially they considered calling themselves Funny Marvin, but settled on Some Bizarre after recruiting Stefano, whose initials mirror the name. "Don't Be Afraid" was their 1st composition, recorded in Milan in 1983 and released on Il Discotto the same year. Stefano, sitting on a sofa in the studio, wrote lyrics while Marino composed the music. They developed their sound with a Mini Moog, Prophet 5, Korg Synthesizer, and Linn Drum. Stefano sings of a romantic night with a lover, dancing into a dream world. Heavy percussion serves as counterpoint to the infectious melodies, which were inspired by Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor. Backup vocalist Enrica Danesi adds a powerful call-and-response for the chorus, elevating the dramatic tension. The B-side features an instrumental version. The record comes housed in a newly designed jacket by Eloise Leigh, inspired by the song's themes of liquid love, heartbreak, and moonlight against a Rococo column. Each copy includes a double-side postcard insert with lyrics and notes set against a disco parquet floor.

withered land


Artist : Somnambulist 

Label : Walhalla Records 

withered land / LP

Somnambulist along with M.Bryo are the product of the same person, Mark Burghgraeve. A Belgian artist active in a scene that included Klinik and Absolute Body Control. Burghgraeve's vocals standing solemnly against the most minimal of synth pulses, a study in repression and the beauty that can arise from such situations. Raw distorted guitars, cheap echo-voice rendering, and minimal-synth at its best ! Originally released on Central Tapes. Live recording Paradox Antwerpen 31 october 1983. Limited to 500 copies. Check..



Artist : Somnambulist / M. Bryo 

Label : Minimal Wave 

split / 7"

A split 7" between Somnambulist and M. Bryo. Described as "one-man, new wave synth" bands, these projects were a part of the emerging new music scene in Belgium in the early 80's. Other related bands from that era include: Absolute Body Control, The Klinik, OB Minimax, Quality-T and Vita Noctis. All three tracks were created spontaneously; resulting in beautiful, minimal, analog synth recordings. Thanks to Central Tapes (BE) for the initial impetus to release these. Limited to 500 copies with insert.

the collapse of ancient funk (vol.1)


Artist : Son Of Sam 

Label : Domestica 

the collapse of ancient funk (vol.1) / 12"

Music at this time was largely devoted to guitar-oriented production, but the unwitting advantage these people had was the band's mistrust of the fretboard. Then electro happened, they got an 808, and the Son Of Sam was born when Chris Bishop needed a nasty name to scribble on a cassette. As time went on, Razors and Mr Cheese fleshed his meanderings out into a "real band", they played a few dates around Europe, brought out some vinyl on Rouska and then logically destroyed themselves when techno arrived. 'The Collapse Of Ancient Funk (Vol.1)' is a record which gathers all the vocal songs included in the cassette-album 'The Collapse of Ancient Funk', originally edited by Final Image label in 1985. Edition of 350 numbered copies, including printed DIN A4 sheet with biography and download code with exclusive digital bonus track: "Carnal Knowledge (Jack Plug's Sex Dub)" a new mix by Chris Bishop. Tip !!

the collapse of ancient funk (vol.2)


Artist : Son Of Sam 

Label : Domestica 

the collapse of ancient funk (vol.2) / 12"

We all have been dancing for some time now to this 2nd release by mid-80's West Yorkshire industrial disco act Son Of Sam, an album consisting of all the instrumental tracks on the very rare cassette released by Final Image in 1985, 'The Collapse Of Ancient Funk' (1984-85 A.D.). Among others, you will find here for the 1st time ever on vinyl gems such as the futuristic 1985 remix of "Not A Second Wasted", inspired by Holger Czukay's experimentalism, and the early-electro sounding hit "Playground", along with the latest offering from the band, the previously unreleased track "You Got Me". Limited to 350 copies with hand stamped numbered insert and MP3 download code..

komm, wir gehn nach hollywood


Artist : Sonnenbrandt 

Label : NLW 

komm, wir gehn nach hollywood / 7"

A teaser for the upcoming album: two tracks that will not appear in this version on the expected debut LP. Neo Synthie Deutsche Welle mixed with elektro pop for the dancefloor.



Artist : Sonnenbrandt 

Label : Anna Logue Records 

gestern / LP

This "Getsern" album is a co-production between the 3 labels : Anna Logue Records, Hertz-Schrittmacher and NLW, joining forces to help Sonnenbrandt finding their way onto the road to success, just because there's only few other contemporary act that deserves a wider audience than they do ! The band hails from Hamburg (Germany), was founded in 2003, and consists of Stefan Bornhorst (from The Silicon Scientist), Jojo Brandt (from Liquid Dreams) and his wife Sonja "Sonne" Brandt for lyrics & vocals. They perform the perfect mixture of early 80’s electro-pop and NDW, paired with German lyrics being entertaining in a funny way. The tunes are very catchy, melodic though with some darker melancholic undertones. “Gestern” closes a first chapter being a flashback compiling five years of recording songs. There’s no future without a past. On this album every song is a hit, made for you to sing along , and dance to. Also worth mentioning is a slight participation of Alain Seghir from Martin Dupont. Limited pressing of 500 copies...

milk, milk, limonade


Artist : Sons Of Slough 

Label : Electrix 

milk, milk, limonade / 2x12"

An excellent sounding and very varied full album project from The Sons Of Slough (aka Duncan Gray & Ian Weatherall). It's heavily baised towards electro (which is not surprising) but adds in techno, house and even a tiny wee bit of punky funky-ness. Solid, strong and very playable indeed ;)

ready to rok


Artist : Sort Joey 

Label : Börft Records 

ready to rok / 12"

Fresh electro record from Sweden with a scientist mixes of Legowelt's disco touch and Solvent's electronix. Nice ! Limited to 300 copies.

electric deaf


Artist : Sote 

Label : Warp 

electric deaf / 12"

The best way to describe "Electric Deaf" is this : splattering chunks of acid noise held together by chaotic rhythms and disemboweling bass frequencies. Overdriven squelches and electronic death rattles leave a grisly mess in their wake, to say nothing of the massive aneurysm it will induce in your speakers. B-side, "Subconscious", takes a short step away from the bloodbath. Here, playful oldschool arpeggios dance around bludgeoning breaks and otherworldly vocal snippets. During the breakdown, there is a certain calm as airy pads and the aforementioned arpeggios fill the space as best they can. It's a welcome, albeit temporary, relief for hemorhaging ears. With Warp's increasingly shoddy output of late, it's nice to see that they can still pump out some hardcore eviscerating shit..



Artist : Soundburger 

Label : Kollaps Records 

brown / LP+CD

Debut album from Soundburger, it breaths both nostalgia and futurism. 10 tracks that will grow on you, electrorock'n'roll and devo-pop. Soundburger are Mats Wigerdahl & Per Thorsell. Mats famous from Kitchen & The Plastic Spoons, Ubangi & Oven and Stove för att nämnato name a few… Per is known from bands like The Hi-Winders & Robert Johnson And Punchdrunks. The color 'Brown' relates to quality in everything : a comfortable home, the best food and drink and loyal companionship. It is a colour of physical comfort, simplicity and quality. From a negative perspective it can also give the impression of cheapness and stinginess in certain circumstances. Includes a CD-version of the album featuring 2 extra tracks. Limited to 300 copies !



Artist : Soundlego 

Label : Hertz-Schrittmacher 

draußen / LP

There's not much information out there about Soundlego, but their music more than speaks for itself as touches of italo, coldwave and electro get distilled down into bright and brash constructs brimming with playful creativity. At times it gets feisty and downright bonkers (see the rollercoaster ride of Philly strings and liquid funk "Die Grosse Ruhe"), and in other places a more house influenced focus comes into play (as on the eminently bouncy "Meisterstucke"). Through the myriad styles touched upon by Soundlego, there is undoubtedly something to inspire any electronic music-attuned head on 'Draußen'. Recorded and sampled between 2004-2014. Limited to 300 hand-numbered copies on colored 180gr vinyl. Includes 6 high quality prints in 15x15cm..

summer, jesus


Artist : Soviet Soviet 

Label : Mannequin 

summer, jesus / LP

'Summer, Jesus' is a marvel of post-punk more than goth rock; if the catchy rhythmics evoke The Chameleons, a light halo of freshness move them closer to Joy Division's debuts whithout copying them. We also feel the musicians on a wide musical horizon that lead them to alternate passages felt in the limits of punk, of brief moments of shoegaze guitar, blazing attacks, and a light touch of coolness but never totally disembodied seen the sincerity of the singing which puts a lot into the atmosphere of the pieces. Tip!!



Artist : Spöön Fazer 

Label : Anna Logue Records 

bam-boo / 7"

Spöön Fazer is the early 80's solo project of Simon Patterson from UK who got his name from his band mates when playing in some in avant-garde punk bands in Devon and London. Being originally a drummer, fortunately Simon found interest in working with synthesisers and drum machines. On stage he used to play his electronic drums with guess what … spoons, of course ! Spöön Fazer released the "Music 2 Dance 2" 7"ep (Project Records in 1980), "Sunset" 12"ep (Illuminated Records in 1982). Spöön Fazer recorded 2 tapes entitled "Bam Boo" and "Just Another Man-In-Sect". "Bam Boo" was the musical expression of Simon's obsession with Japan which you will clearly hear throughout the tracks presented here. Limited pressing of 333 copies...

the best of


Artist : Space 

Label : Vogue 

the best of / LP

Space was a French group originally derided for their bizarre UK disco hit in 1977, "Magic Fly"; then began to release obscure underground disco, like "My Love Is Music". This is their Best-Of and a classic one !

nous savons tout / mélodie moderne


Artist : Space Art 

Label : Dark Entries 

nous savons tout / mélodie moderne / 12"

Space Art was the French electronic duo of Dominique Perrier (keyboards, vocoder) and Roger Rizzitelli (drums, percussion). Between 1977 and 1981, they released 3 albums of comsic synth-pop, in which they laid much groundwork for French electronic music to follow. After their 3rd album in 1981, they toured around the world with Jean Michel Jarre in support for his 'Concerts In China' album. Space Art's 3rd single "Nous Savons Tout" was released in 1978 on IF Records. Their sound was similar to Jarre's early analog albums, but with the addition of real drums. Dominique plays an ARP Odyssey, Clavinet, Eminent, and Minimoog, maximizing their warm textures. Roger plays the drums in an intricate fashion, influenced subtly by jazz fusion. "Nous Savons Tout" features an early prototype of the Vocoder, which the band used to create the chorus. On the flip is the slower "Melodie Moderne", an electronic take on progressive 70's rock. Both tracks were recorded at Studio Ferber Paris in June 1978. Like Richard Pinhas/Heldon and Yellow Magic Orchestra, Space Art created their own brand of dark space disco, paving the way for bands like Air and Mellow. The record comes in a sleeve featuring the original cover art of a firefighter crossing a burnt landscape, painted by Gilles Lacombe. Each LP includes a postcard with liner notes by surviving member Dominique Perrier. The sounds here evoke a Parisian noir thriller set in a discotheque circa '78. Steamy & dark, equal parts erotic and existentialist.



Artist : Space Knight 

Label : Djuring Phonogram 

untitled / 7"

New ruff kinda electro, hard to place.. Produced by Stefan Horscht & Milo Allezo in 2015. Limited edition of 300 copies.

beyond the zero


Artist : Spatial Relation 

Label : Peripheral Minimal 

beyond the zero / LP

Highly anticipated debut album by Brooklyn-based duo Spatial Relation. Through word of mouth, the band has built up an international fan base in the past few years. Spatial Relation's cassette ep 'Thoughtcrime' also was released last year by Infravox Records (Peru), and this was preceded by a split 7" single with the artist Xiu on Peripheral Minimal in 2013. The 8 songs that make up 'Beyond The Zero' were produced, recorded and mixed in the band's home studio from 2012 to 2014. In addition to new titles such as the stand-out singles "Tacit Knowledge" and "Phantoms Of The Future", the album includes the cult hit "Contour Lines", which helped launch Spatial Relation to public attention, and closes with the minimalist favorite "Mysteries Of Chance". All tracks have been mastered with care by the famed Dutch producer and engineer Alden Tyrell. With influences ranging from 80's minimal synth to Skam-styled IDM, Spatial Relation's music draws equally from the early pop work of Depeche Mode and the later electro sounds of Dopplereffekt. Emphasizing hard beats, thick basslines, and hypnotic arpeggios, the minimalist arrangements on 'Beyond The Zero' are geared for maximum effect. Created with a carefully chosen selection of analog electronic instruments, the album pairs the overtly synthetic sounds of hardware with human vocal experimentation. Highlighting deep interests in history and the arts, Lissette's darkly romantic vocals touch on themes of disillusionment and alienation in the post-modern world. With references to geometry, precision, chaos and probability, the lyrics expose a mysterious universe of parallel and intersecting ideas. At times the vocal work is atmospheric, draped loosely over electronic soundscapes; other songs reveal a harder spoken-word style, with staccato rhymes delivered in lockstep with crisp drum-machine rhythms. For fans of experimental dance music, the album is avant-garde yet infectiously catchy, perfectly straddling the line between underground minimal synth and pop-structured new-wave. Limited to 300 copies.

archaeology ep


Artist : Spesimen 

Label : Pomelo 

archaeology ep / 12"

Review to come..!

the party


Artist : Spions Inc. 

Label : Dorian 

the party / 12"

Wonderful, jittery and frequently gripping French minimal synth-pop from a collaboration between Artefact & Gregor Dawidow released in 1979, with zipping and zapping synthification, occasional forays into mutant funk and, on some tracks, a decided akin to Tuxedomoon. Authentic archive...!

digitalis ambigua, gold and poison


Artist : SPK 

Label : Nettwerk 

digitalis ambigua, gold and poison / LP

Oh dear, oh dear.  SPK gave us some of the darkest, bleakest, ultra serious and frightening records of the 80's. SPK stands for industrial music and to innovate music and rediscover it. "Gold And Poison" is a step further down the commercial dancelane, the same time one can find a few very melancholic non-easy sound/songs from the impressive "Zamia Lehmanni" album. What we understood from "Gold And Poison" was, that this record had become a selection to enter the American market. Therefore it became a bit of a mix up, which you start to get used to, but as such is a strange combination... Really strange !

unknown patterns vol.1


Artist : Sprawl 

Label : Plasmek 

unknown patterns vol.1 / 12"

Dj, musician, producer, label owner of Plasmek, divulgator of the "electronic message", Sprawl (aka Andrea Benedetti) is one of the most outstanding figures in the Roman electronic scene. Involved in the most important realities coming out from Rome since the very early days ('80s), he has played a crucial role in shaping and developing the so called "Sound Of Rome", try it this acidic electro from 2000..

night of the illuminati


Artist : Squadra Blanco 

Label : Holosynthesis 

night of the illuminati / 2x12"

Reissue of this classic from 2002, the already valuable Holosynthesis 1. Herr Wolfers (aka Legowelt), hiding under his Squadra Blanco moniker, audio nods Claudio Simonetti and John Carpenter on this amazing ride through the land of late 70's b-flick horrors. Considered by some as his best work... Highly Recommended !

a voice / sister


Artist : Ssleeping Desiress 

Label : FlexiWave 

a voice / sister / 7"

Flexi004 is here. FlexiWave is proud to announce San Fransisco based producer Ssleeping Desiress debut release. 2 tracks of dark / cold / synth / wave, keeping the FlexiWave reputation on top!



Artist : Ssleeping Desiress 

Label : OnderStroom Records 

untitled / LP

Debut album by San Francisco based producer Gabriel Ramos. While the band has gone through some lineup changes Ssleeping Desiress has essentially remained the sole recorded output of Gabriel Ramos, who has been the only constant member. The album runs the boundaries between minimal synth, coldwave, and electro with lyrical themes spanning gentrification to coping with loss. Ssleeping Desiress has certainly become a gem in the electronic underground with the only official release so far being the great 'A Voice / Sister' 7" on FlexiWave in 2012 and a handful of other songs appearing on numerous new wave compilations. The self-titled album presented here takes the project to the next level, kicking off with an echoing caterwauling drone over repetitive drums and outbursts of synths & guitars, and slowly moving towards a more darkwave sound on the 2nd half. Gabriel Ramos started making solo recordings while living in Portland, Oregon around 2005. He was inspired by the Diy drive of the city, hosting live shows at his house, (which frequently would consist of friends' bands from San Francisco) and his growing fascination and voracious consumption of music: "I can trace it back to the 1st time Spector Protector played at my house and getting a tour cassette afterwards from one of the two members, Eric Davis. That and being freshly exposed to groups like Suicide and Arthur Russell were very inspirational to begin recording music on my own, which was something I had been doing, though fairly aimlessly up to that point. In terms of sonic influences, I try and change my process as much as I can (usually through collaboration) and vary the instrumentation. My visions of songs usually end up as a clunky homage to late 70's punk rock, a marriage of dub and krautrock repetition and cavernous space". Limited to 300 copies !

europe calls


Artist : Störung 

Label : Minimal Wave 

europe calls / 7"

Störung were Eugenius and Arian Brunwin from the Netherlands who formed the band in 1981. In 1982, they released the “Dreadful Dance” 7” and the “This is Future” LP, both recorded and produced by Ton Willekes from Ensemble Pittoresque. “Europe Calls” is great and danceable minimal dark electropop track, very simple with TR-808, sequencer driven synth and female vocals reminiscent of X-mal Deutschland or Malaria, so perfect for your dark wave disco dancefloors. “Radio Lines” is also very minimal, dark, slow, threatening, with guitar and vocal experimentation... Limited to 500 copies and come with a photo from 1985. Unmissable.

this is future


Artist : Störung 

Label : Clogsontronics 

this is future / LP+CD

Clogsontronics from Den Haag now puts out a re-release of the Störung (aka Eugenius & Arian Brunwin) cult album "This Is Future" originally released in 1982, gifted us their unique style of experimental minimal wave. Including 2 oldschool stickers and the CD album version. Limited to 700 hand stamped copies...



Artist : Staatseinde 

Label : Enfant Terrible 

eindplaneet / 7"

This is the official debut (limited to 300 copies) of Staatseinde that was already present on the "Kamp Holland" compilation with their track "Ruimtevaart Vooruit". Featuring on A-side, 2 cabaret influenced tracks and on B-side, a smashing remix of "Ruimtevaart Vooruit" by Dutch electro-acid veteran Rude66. Staatseinde is one of the most promising electro-pop acts from Holland ;)

ende der zukunft


Artist : Staatseinde 

Label : Enfant Terrible 

ende der zukunft / 7"

After a hiatus of some years Staatseinde is back with a new 7" which features a changed line-up and a slightly different sound. On the 'Kamp Holland' compilation and their 1st 7" Staatseinde was more like an electro-rock band, mixing electronics and traditional rock instruments like drums and bass guitar... now the sound has changed to a more dominant electronic one... what remains is the playfulness; and what is added is extra pinch and energy... This is Neue Holländische Welle 2.0! Edition of 200 numbered copies !

neue zyklus


Artist : Staatseinde 

Label : Enfant Terrible 

neue zyklus / 12"

Dutch synth duo Staatseinde finally releases their debut ep on vinyl. After two 7"s on Enfant Terrible they present this 6-track ep. Stripped down through the years from a band to a duo the sound also changed. The songs on this ep are more up-tempo, louder, more beat orientated. And also darker as before mostly.. and.. for sure more dancefloor minded. Expect some classic minimal synth tunes in line with El Aviador Dro and Welle: Erdball for example but also more punchy tracks with EBM influences. Staatseinde 2.0 has arrived! Edition of 250 copies, risopgraph printed sleeve !

foto sin fin / l


Artist : Staccato Du Mal 

Label : SDM 

foto sin fin / l'armée des ombres / 7"

2 short but intense darkwave tracks by this new Miami producer Staccato du Mal who appeared on the excellent Weird compilations 3xLP. Closely similar to Silent Signal or Martial Canterel stuff. Recommended !



Artist : Staccato Du Mal 

Label : Wierd Records 

desespero / 7"

1st single "Desespero" from Staccato Du Mal's forthcoming debut album "Sin Destino". S.D.M. is the solo project of Ramiro Jeancarlo from Miami, who has long been a beloved member of the Wierd Records family (performing as a member of both Opus Finis and Flesh Graey Display and appearing on both of the Wierd compilation collections). Staccato Du Mal summons the hot and dirty post-coital Miami sun, performing on entirely homemade and modified analogue gear, to produce a menacingly nihilistic, sinister sound seething with wild confrontational energy. Sung almost entirely in Spanish, the forthcoming debut album is informed by Jeancarlo's half Chilean, half Venezuelan background. Pervasive throughout the LP is an aura of dread and claustrophobia that is no doubt a product of living within the mini-mall infested suburbs that sprawl across the dry, lonely landscape of South Florida. Despite this disorienting feeling, there are inspired moments of resolution where warm, delicately sensitized melodies and sparkling psychedelic soundscapes counter the bleakness. On "Desepero", Jeancarlo’s please to "let me in, I want in" are frighteningly forward but made inviting against a danceable and very accessibly inviting synth-pop background. Tip !!

sin destino


Artist : Staccato Du Mal 

Label : Wierd Records 

sin destino / LP

New Lp by Staccato du Mal. Freezing out the heat-seeking Miami scene with his cold minimal-synth for the past decade, Ramiro Jeancarlo (half of the industrial outfit Opus Finis) offers up 10 tracks of analogue darkness. Sung in both English and Spanish, the LP is an aura of dread and claustrophobia that without a doubt evokes the brutally hot, dry, lonely landscape of suburban South Florida. But beyond the dismal swamplands, it's possible to detect the mournful ambiance of cultures plagued for centuries by colonization, civil war and political turmoil. Whether Jeancarlo means to offer "Salvation Through Suffering" as an alternative to everything from catholicism to revolutions-turned-tyrannies is not explicit, but the distinctive mood of dread conjures something more monolithic than plain nihilism. Therein lies the fascinating duality: "Lost Image" could as easily land in a soundtrack to a film about a lonesome teen in desolate suburbia as it could a film about Pinochet's Caravan of Death. Despite the disorienting feeling of so much of the album, Staccato's own 'coup d'état' comes in the moments of resolution where warm melodies and nearly psychedelic soundscapes counter the bleakness. While this album could be described as Wierd Records' least commercial release so far, Staccato Du Mal's music is rich with sonic feeling that makes for infinitely rewarding listening. Working within the confines of the minimal-synth genre, Jeancarlo manages to include elements of pop, noise, and industrial that slink to the surface with each eerie listen. Tip !!

sin destino


Artist : Staccato Du Mal 

Label : Wierd Records 

sin destino / CD

New CD by Staccato du Mal. Freezing out the heat-seeking Miami scene with his cold minimal-synth for the past decade, Ramiro Jeancarlo (half of the industrial outfit Opus Finis) offers us 12 tracks of analogue darkness. Sung in both English and Spanish, the CD is an aura of dread and claustrophobia that without a doubt evokes the brutally hot, dry, lonely landscape of suburban South Florida. But beyond the dismal swamplands, it's possible to detect the mournful ambiance of cultures plagued for centuries by colonization, civil war and political turmoil. Whether Jeancarlo means to offer "Salvation Through Suffering" as an alternative to everything from catholicism to revolutions-turned-tyrannies is not explicit, but the distinctive mood of dread conjures something more monolithic than plain nihilism. Therein lies the fascinating duality: "Lost Image" could as easily land in a soundtrack to a film about a lonesome teen in desolate suburbia as it could a film about Pinochet's Caravan of Death. Despite the disorienting feeling of so much of the album, Staccato's own 'coup d'état' comes in the moments of resolution where warm melodies and nearly psychedelic soundscapes counter the bleakness. While this album could be described as Wierd Records' least commercial release so far, Staccato Du Mal's music is rich with sonic feeling that makes for infinitely rewarding listening. Working within the confines of the minimal-synth genre, Jeancarlo manages to include elements of pop, noise, and industrial that slink to the surface with each eerie listen. Tip !!

el mago en ti


Artist : Staccato Du Mal 

Label : Nostilevo 

el mago en ti / LP

Ramiro Jeancarlo's solo project has only been active for a few years, but with these releases the Miami artist has refined his own insular version of electronic music with the assistance of a sprawling vintage synth collection. This album captures his 2 primary styles: weird electronic experiments and catchy, song-like pop outings. Even though the overall feel may be different, Jeancarlo manages to tie them together to result in a diverse, yet unified sounding album. With a nice balance between experimental miniatures on one half and conventional songs on the other (and an appropriate amount of crossover), 'El Mago En Ti' is a strong piece of eclectic electronic music. With just enough hooks to grab my pop loving side, but a wide berth of experimentation and eccentric sounds, the stylistic balance is very strong and pulls the record together extremely well. Limited to 300 copies !

utanförskap / sliter


Artist : Staltrad 

Label : F.K.K. Musik 

utanförskap / sliter / 7"

Ståltråd is Mattias, born and raised on Öland in Sweden, and one of the founders of the new and excellent Dödsdans label. The musical is minimal and lofi, relying on synths and vocals in best Kernkrach / FKK tradition. Tip!



Artist : Staltrad 

Label : Hertz-Schrittmacher 

untitled / LP

New killer LP from minimal/synth act Ståltråd based in Stockholm. Limited edition 270 copies rusty-silk-screen-printed, 180gr black vinyl, insert, art, hand-numbered. Tip !

love crusader ep


Artist : Starlight Boyz 

Label : Disco Praline 

love crusader ep / 12"

Second release by the Starlight Boyz, following up to their excellent debut release "Starlight ep" on Disco Praline. This time exploring new terrains and taking it a bit further into nu-disco and electro landscapes, they deliver 4 top quality all analogue tracks with their unique blend of italo-disco and electro influences. Limited to 500 copies... Check !



Artist : Starter 

Label : Dark Entries 

untitled / LP

Starter was a minimal electronic/synth-pop group from Switzerland, formed in 1980 by vocalist and fashion designer Francis Foss, Claudine Chirac (from fellow Swiss wave group Grauzone) and Jet Harbour. Originally the band also included Stephan Eicher who co-wrote 2 songs but departed before the band recorded their debut album. Starter began in the city of Bern when Francis, Claudine and Jet decided to create their own brand of new-wave music inspired by Gary Numan and Kraftwerk. They released their debut, self-titled album in the summer of 1981, making this summer the 30th anniversary of this long out-of-print and extremely hard to find Lp. All songs have been remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley in 2011. Each Lp includes a lyrics sheet with unreleased photos and a Starter badge/button. Not to be missed ;)

30th anniversary edition


Artist : Statues In Motion 

Label : Geheimnis Records 

30th anniversary edition / LP

Reissue of this dark synth-pop masterpiece + a bonus track never been issued before ! Statues In Motion were Vasilis Paleokostas (Billy Knight), George Dalambiras (Alvin Dean) and Ilias Mitsakis (Elli Kane). Billy Knight creates the band during the summer of 1981. He is already acquainted with George (Alvin Dean), because George was the lead singer of another historical and very short lived band, called Homicide (along with Costas Pothoulakis, ex Parthenogenesis member, later member of The Reporters and Villa 21). Homicide was the support act of some of the Parthenogenesis' live gigs, shortly before the band's final concert in christmas 1980. With Elli Kane & Tracey West (backing vocals) he met at a club called Snowball around that time. Tracey was a close friend to Billy's girlfriend and a regular at this club. Elli wrote most of their lyrics and became the manager of the band. Their 1st live gig took place at Lycabettus theatre, at a music festival where they were awarded 1st place. They play alongside bands such as Mousikes Taksiarhies, Apocalypsis, Vavoura Band and others, performing 3 songs, "Man In Black", "Statues" and "Pinky Complex". "Pinky Complex" was and still is one of Billy's favorite songs and that's why he wanted to re–record it and include it in this 30th anniversary edition. It was properly recorded back in 1982, with Alvin Dean on vocals, but it was "Virginia Clemm" that had been included in the original edition instead of it. The original version is probably lost. By the summer of 1982 the album was ready. Vasos Tsimidopoulos (producer) had listened to them, while they were rehearsing at ERA studios, he liked them and suggested them to follow him to Minos–EMI. After several financial arguments, the record was finally released in christmas 1983 and found its way to the record stores in the early days of 1984, although recording had already finished by mid–1982.. Billy was so disappointed by this situation that, long before the album's release date, he had the band break up (in particular in november 1983) and left Greece to follow his destiny abroad. Limited to 325 hand-numbered copies.. Tip !!

spliet noise boys


Artist : Stephan Eicher 

Label : Born Bad 

spliet noise boys / LP

Great surprise from the Born Bad crew (Paris) with this excellent mini-lp repress of the 1st ever Stephan Eicher release (originally released on 7") when he was 20 years old. All tracks were recorded 16 & 17 september 1980 at spex Bern (Switzerland) with a simple tape recorder. Absolute dada minimal synth..Tip !!

somewhere in the night


Artist : Stereo 

Label : Minimal Wave 

somewhere in the night / LP

The 15th release on Minimal Wave is Stereo's "Somewhere In The Night" lp. 2 of the tracks : "Somewhere In The Night" and "No More" first appeared on their 12" releases in 1982 and 1983 respectively, and are now highly sought after. Both tracks became cult dancefloor hits, and received radio airplay in Europe and the US throughout the 80's until now. The rest of the lp brings together the French band's best studio recordings from 1982-1985. The lp includes a large heavy card insert with photos of the band. Limited to 999 hand-numbered copies... Killer record !



Artist : Sternrekorder 

Label : Astro Chicken Records 

weissensee / 12"

With his beautiful melodies and sweet harmonies, Leipzig-based Sternrekorder takes you back to the era of the late 70's and early 80's when electronic music was still so playful and innocent. 180gr red vinyl in a funky-ass picture sleeve, limited to 250 copies. Nice ;)

ep 01


Artist : Stijn 

Label : Labels 

ep 01 / 12"

Stijn is known in Belgium for his hilarious and very entertaining live sets. This is his first vinyl released in 2003 with some new tracks like "Sexjunkie" (which was a radio hit in Belgium) and some older ones taken from his liveset like "Rascousi", "Is it You" and "Wiezeddegij". Great release even for those of you who don't do Dutch ;-) High Quality !



Artist : Stijn 

Label : Labels 

euphoric / LP

Stijn's debut album. Ranging from dark wave to electro-schlager and robot-funk, it's all in there. We like ! And so should you :)

misinformation campaign


Artist : Stingray313 

Label : TRUST 

misinformation campaign / 12"

Sherard Ingram returns to TRUST with his 1st release of 2011: 'Misinformation Campaign'. Since the early 90's the Detroit-based Dj and producer has pioneered a unique fusion of downbeat and electronica, techno and electro through his releases for such seminal labels as Mo Wax, Planet E, and Rephlex. 2010 has been an incredibly busy year for Ingram with releases on NakedLunch, Planet E, and a much publicized reunion with Carl Craig, Kenny Dixon and Anthony Shakir as Urban Tribe for an acclaimed album release on Mahogani Music. 2011 has so far seen Ingram tour with Urban Tribe as well as under his Dj Stingray moniker, but it is up to TRUST to release his 1st vinyl record of the year. This is his 3rd ep for the label after Bio Electronic and Social Engineering. On this record Sherard Ingram contrasts his lightning-fast electro-inspired rhythms with lush synth melodies and glistening arpeggios. On occasion more menacing and dystopian moods gain the upper hand, such as on the B-side's "Who's Watching the Watchers" and "Defect". This record is impossible to pigeonhole, refining a style that is unmistakably Stingray's own and which has over the past years earned him the respect of the electro, techno, dubstep, electronica, and minimal d'n'b camps alike. Tip!!



Artist : Stone 

Label : Ariola 

time / 12"

Both the vocal and instrumental versions of this oldschool disco funker with the killer bassline and stabbing synth riffs still sounding as good as they did back in '81. This is one of those Larry Levan classics which one can't hear often enough ! Imagine this in a large early 80's club with a big system and the reverb of the room... shivers !!

the big brawl


Artist : Stoned Raider & Marvin Dash 

Label : Science City 

the big brawl / 2x12"

Released in 1996 on the German Science City label, this quite unknown 2xLP from Stoned Raider (aka Digable Rhythm) & Marvin Dash (aka Ronald Reuter) includes some dark minimal electro but also more abstract lo-fi electronics.. Underrated tracks !

set it off / rock the world


Artist : Strafe / B.O.S.E. 

Label : Hot Classics 

set it off / rock the world / 12"

Strafe's "Set It Off" is a cult oldschool party track. As for B.O.S.E.'s "Rock The World", this is a total rip off of Afrika Bambaataa's "Planet Rock" (which in itself is a rip off of Kraftwerk's "Numbers" and "T.E.E."). Same beats, almost the same melody. This will appeal to fans of the old style miami bass & electro funk! Throw a spin, eh !!!



Artist : Strahlenzentrum 

Label : Treue Um Treue 

zentralautomantik / 10"

Strahlenzentrum was started in 2007 as a minimal electro side-project of N.Strahl.N, the post-industrial outfit by prolific German sound-artist M.W. Löhr. After a self-titled debut on Tosom and a 2nd album on Licht Und Stahl, both in very limited CD-r/tape editions, 'Zentralautomantik' is the project's 3rd opus and very 1st appearance on vinyl. Featuring 4 brand new pieces and 2 tracks from the former album 'Zentralebene' remixed by Wermut, this mini-LP is inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann's dark romantic tale 'The Sandman', whose man-machine motif finds a new sonic expression in Strahlenzentrum's very own brand of cold, sparse and hypnotic electronics. Rhythmic analogue patterns between early industrial and late 3rd wave slowly build up into repetitive, trance-inducing instrumental compositions, somehow calling to mind Indian ragas, like the reflection of divine and human wisdom in a machine's mind..



Artist : Strange Devotion 

Label : Mauerstadtmusik 

untiltled / 7"

Strange Devotion (aka Dominic Butler from UK), recorded a single demo cassette in April 1982. "Again The New Formation" sounds perfectly like a mixture of Vice Versa and Transparent Illusion using Korg MS10 and Sound Master Memory Rhythm SR-88. "Danger Line" sounds like the perfect mixture of Human League’s "Being Boiled" and Vice Versa, pure minimal analogue electronics heaven !!! Oh boy, this is Tippp ;-P

echoes in infinity


Artist : Stranger Station 

Label : Anna Logue Records 

echoes in infinity / LP

Stranger Station (aka Simon Driscoll with some support from Judith Golberg and David Holecombe), from UK, released only one 7” in 1981, including the minimal electronics evergreen “Minutes To Silence”, and “Strangers”, and appeared with “Welcome to the Night” on the ultra-rare compilation lp “Synthetic Romance” in 1982. Both vinyls have absolute cult status among collectors worldwide. Anyway, Stranger Station did record another 7 tracks back in 1981 which remained unreleased so far. The music is quite weird and improvised minimal electronics, maybe comparable to the similarly weird musical world of ADN’ Ckrystall, but even darker and melancholic. There is a lot of playfulness within these tracks; brooding electronics, wonderful melodies, great use of any effects section of the synthesizer and many changes and new ideas coming and going within the tracks. The lyrics are dark and quite depressive, well influenced by the time when living in Britain back then. Truly a classic electronic music album limited to 500 copies...



Artist : Stranger Station 

Label : Attractive! 

cynthia / 7"

Stranger Station was Simon Driscoll (music, words, vocals) with some support from Judith Golberg & David Holecombe on studio and live synthesisers, all from the UK. With their debut 7" single "Minutes To Silence / Strangers", they released a masterpiece of the minimal electronics genre in 1981. Apart from that they only appeared with "Welcome To The Night" on the ultra-rare compilation LP 'Synthetic Romance' in 1982. Both vinyls have absolute cult status among collectors worldwide. Simon found 3 recordings from the 80's that featured 3 different singers. All those songs are very melancholic, very well played, very unique & beautiful. Something very special limited to 500 high quality white vinyl..

future fusion


Artist : Streetwalker 

Label : Cititrax 

future fusion / 12"

Chicago duo Streetwalker, comprised of molecular biologist Beau Wanzer (Mutant Beat Dance/L.I.E.S) and electronic music aesthete Elon Katz (White Car/Hippos in Tanks), wrote their debut album 'Future Fusion' over the course of 2 years. Through endless experimentation and analog improvisation, they have constructed an entirely new sound showcasing vibrant hand-played synthesizer, vulnerable vocals, and serpentine drum lines. Streetwalker's distinct song structures are characterized as much by restraint, timing, and subtle shift as by the cyclic abandon of the loop. Having recorded the entire album over one humid weekend in the Chicago studio, Minbal, the duo's recording process mirrored this tension. Much like a rock record, each track was recorded entirely live to 1 inch tape (no overdubs, no MIDI programming) and then painstakingly mixed with digital precision during the 6 months that followed. In line with this principle of handcrafted reconfiguration, artwork for the LP was produced in collaboration with digital artist Spencer Longo (IMG Masters/The Jogging), who harvested images and textures from Wanzer's extensive collection of classic sci-fi and horror editorial to construct an anachronistically futuristic interface. The record is pressed on 160gr vinyl and comes in a matte printed sleeve, lined in black.

conspiracy theory


Artist : Stress 

Label : Dark Entries 

conspiracy theory / LP

Stress is the duo of Alan Rider and Phil Clarke from West Midlands, England formed in 1981. Alan was editor of Coventry fanzine 'Adventures In Reality', and Phil was editor of Nuneaton fanzine 'Damn Latin'. Stress combined electronic rhythms and keyboards with bass guitar, vocals, percussion, and cut-up samples. They created catchy electronic pop songs that fused accessible & experimental elements with a pointed lyrical edge in the vein of Cabaret Voltaire, Depeche Mode and Joy Division. Their 1st 2 albums were cassette releases on Alan's own Adventures In Reality Recordings label. 'Help Comes Too Late' in 1982 followed by 'Restraint' in 1984. In July 1985 Stress released 'The Big Wheel' album and appeared on numerous cassette and vinyl compilations worldwide. More gigs and press followed and the album took the number #1 spot in the NME's electronic charts. Stress split in september 1985 and re-formed briefly in 1991 to record 2 tracks. 'Conspiracy Theory' is an 11-song best-of compilation album featuring tracks from the 1st 2 cassette albums with 'The Prayer Clock' from Third Mind Records' 'Life At The Top' compilation LP and "Tear It Down" from the 'Compulsory Overtime' compilation LP. Each LP also includes a 16-page booklet 'Stress Edition' of Adventures in Reality fanzine with photos, equipment list, press cuttings, lyrics and an exclusive Stress badge. Really Nice !!

the big wheel


Artist : Stress 

Label : Other Voices Records 

the big wheel / LP

Formed in december 1981 as a 2 piece consisting of Alan Rider & Phil Clarke, by early 1984 they had released 2 high quality cassette albums, and featured in numerous cassette compilations and fanzines worlwide. October 1984, saw the 1st vinyl statement by Stress the track "The Prayer Clock" on the 'Life At The Top' compilation LP. More compilation LP appearances followed, 'Compulsory Overtime' (USA), and 'A Touch Of Class' (UK) to name but 2. June/July 1985 saw the release of the 1st and only LP by Stress, a 6 track mini album entitled 'The Big Wheel' on Alan Rider's Adventures In Reality Recordings label. In their music, Stress combine electronic rythms, sequences, keyboards with bass guitar, vocals, percussion, cut-up tapes, and a variety of acoustic instruments to provide a sound that fuses commercial & experimental elements with a pointed lyrical edge. Now 27 years later we offer you reissue of this cult with many bonus tracks from the era. Limited to 200 copies, here on standard black vinyl !

ode an den sozialstaat / die natur kennt keine grenze


Artist : Sturmkapelle 

Label : F.K.K. Musik 

ode an den sozialstaat / die natur kennt keine grenze / 7"

Here is another one in the excellent F.K.K.-Musik series. Of course minimal synth stuff... the A-side a bit NDW influenced maybe... playful at least... the B-side is an superb piece of downtempo elektro/synth pop... the spoken voice on top gives it just the right touch... outstanding colored vinyl with insert, limited to 150 numbered copies !!!

the (almost) insanely happy ep


Artist : Subject / Human Dance 

Label : EE Tapes 

the (almost) insanely happy ep / 7"

2nd part of 'Insanely Happy' tracks (well, almost..): a split 7" ep by the Belgian insane groups Subject & Human Dance! Rhythmic pieces, always with an insane touch.. Another complete Alain Neffe production from the 80's including 3 exclusive tracks, 2 different versions & 1 released before obscure compilation track not to miss in your collection. Special edition, handnumbered, limited to 85 copies with 2 photographs ;)



Artist : Sudeten Creche 

Label : Anna Logue Records 

wounds / 7"

Sudeten Creche is Mark Warner and Paul Carlin from the UK and probably they need not much presentation. Their most known minimalistic electropop track “Are Kisses are out of Fashion” is widely known and respected. Anyway, Mark and Paul teamed up again and recorded new tracks for their upcoming album “Kisses from the Creche” and this 7” released before is electro-pop at its best, both for the dancefloor and the mind ;)

are kisses out of fashion ?


Artist : Sudeten Creche 

Label : Minimal Wave 

are kisses out of fashion ? / 12"

This 14th release on Minimal Wave is a 12'' ep by UK band Sudeten Creche. The ep includes their cult song "Are Kisses Out Of Fashion ?" (originally released on the 1982 compilation ep "Europe In The Year Zero"), as well as an unreleased version of "Kindergarten" (the original version was released on Illuminated Records in 1983). The songs are from their original tape reels, and they're pure electro-pop bliss. Release limited to 500 hand-numbered copies. Beautiful release !

aura ep


Artist : Suicide Booth 

Label : Das Drehmoment 

aura ep / 12"

In the vein of Classic B-Movies like “Omega Man ” or “Planet of the Vampires ”, Suicide Booth started to create their own robotic soundtrack to snatch you to the cosmos of solitary vampire slayers ! Aura beams you up into the age of glamorous new wave disco sounds which strike you once with their punchy synthlines, then caress you with catchy 80's hooks and heartbreaking vocals. Cosmic interferences to hit your private charts...



Artist : Sumerian Fleet 

Label : Clone West Coast Series 

untitled / 12"

The West coast series continues... after the huge Hasbeens release, it's Sumerian Fleet with an amazing 5 track ep full of big dark wave inspired tracks. The perfect sound track for a movie such as "Irreversible". Scary, haunting and dirty ! By far the most inspiring electro release we've have heard in a while with its crazy industrial drive and dirty machine funk and robotic synths. Btw check out that last track "Blech Erkrankung"... That track alone is worth buying this record ! Big..

just pressure


Artist : Sumerian Fleet 

Label : Dark Entries 

just pressure / LP

Sumerian Fleet is the supergroup of Dutch producers Alden Tyrell and Mr Pauli with vocalist Zarkoff. Their debut eponymous ep was released on Clone's West Coast series in 2010 and the 'Sturm Bricht Los' ep came out in 2012 on the Crème Eclipse branch of Crème Organization. Sumerian Fleet is ready to release their 1st full length album 'Just Pressure' all new material recorded between 2013 and 2014 as well as a remixed version of the title track from the 'Sturm Bricht Los' ep. 'Just Pressure' contains 80’s darkwave/EBM inspired tracks with an industrial tinge. Citing inspiration from Fad Gadget, Front 242, Bauhaus and Sisters of Mercy, Sumerian Fleet deliver 9 songs of vintage dark electro. Their sound brings to mind rough 80's/90's industrial dance with a gothic tinge and a touch of bass guitar as the lead instrument. The band utilizes vintage analog gear like the Linn Drum, Roland TR-808, MiniMoog, Korg MS-20, and Roland Jupiter 8. All songs were recorded at Mr Pauli’s studio in Den Haag and Alden Tyrell’s studio in Rotterdam. Each LP is packaged in a custom-made jacket by our in-house designer Eloise Leigh, incorporating Mesopotamian pyramids and occult symbols, offset printed with gold ink at Stumptown Printers in Portland. Nice ;)



Artist : Sumerian Fleet 

Label : Dark Entries 

pendulum / LP

Sumerian Fleet is a trio formed by Dutch producers Alden Tyrell and Mr Pauli, joined by Zarkoff after their 2010 debut ep. Their 2nd ep came out in 2012 followed by their debut album 'Just Pressure' on Dark Entries in 2014. Sumerian Fleet have returned to release their sophomore LP 'Pendulum' of all new material as well as a remixed version of "This Game Has No Name" from Zarkoff's other band, FFFC. 'Pendulum' contains 80's dark wave/EBM inspired tracks with an industrial tinge. The band cites inspiration from musical acts Fad Gadget, Front 242, Bauhaus and Sisters of Mercy. Literary references come from Poe's 'The Pit And The Pendulum', Pelevin's 'Generation P' and 'Life Of Bugs', as well as classic cyberpunk like Gibson's 'Sprawl' trilogy. Sumerian Fleet deliver 8 songs of vintage dark electro with a gothic tinge and a touch of bass guitar. The album's been put together in a way that the listener can connect the dots, create a narrative, and become immersed in this attitude that the band's trying to convey, such as Vigny's idea of accepting despair: "A calm despair, without angry convulsions or reproaches directed at heaven, is the essence of wisdom". All songs were initially recorded at Mr Pauli's studio in Den Haag, with overdubs and additional recordings at Zarkoff's Sensorium studio in Croatia, and then final mix downs at Alden Tyrell's studio in Rotterdam. Each LP is packaged in a copper foil stamped jacket designed by Eloise Leigh, with abstract squares in varied rhythmic repetitions to indicate motion, and included a double sided 10"x10" insert with lyrics and notes.



Artist : Sun La Shan 

Label : Radius 

catch / 12"

Radius continues its Superradio series with one of the deeper but bigger tracks from the Superradio catalogue. Every self-respecting disco Dj has hammered this gem for years. "Catch" by Sun La Shan. The best way to describe this track is to picture yourself Visage and Moroder working out together in a gym staring at a Blondie poster. "Catch" is most definitely a seminal piece of work combining disco and new-wave in a sexy and sleazy molotov cocktail. The ep comes with a stripped down dub version and a Gent based Disco Devil remix. Tip !!

cosmic insight, baby (part 1)


Artist : Suneaters 

Label : Reue Um Reue 

cosmic insight, baby (part 1) / 10"

The electronics of the legendary 70's 'Berliner Schule' are coming back to life again! Tobias Fischer (Feu Follet/Naarmann und Neiteler) and Mirko Uhlig (solo/Aalfang mit Pferdekopf) are openly displaying their love for floating pads, pulsating sequencers, dynamic melodies and freely breathing soundscapes. The duo combines the warmth and deepness of analogue 'cosmic music' with emotional drones and contemporary electronics. References are plentiful, ranging from the great pioneers Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze as well as Kluster and Eno to the magical musical territories of Coil, Robert Fripp and Mirror. Featuring the guest appearance of renowned ambient and classical composer Steve Jolliffe (founding member of Supertramp and Tangerine Dream) on flute. Limited edition of 347 hand-numbered copies on golden vinyl in special fold-out sleeve.



Artist : Super Girl & Romantic Boys 

Label : Hertz-Schrittmacher 

stop!klatka / 12"

Vinyl debut of this Polish synth-pop band. Very poppy and catchy synth-pop with touches of glamrock and punk. A bit like Staatseinde but a little less Neue Welle influenced. Limited edition on white vinyl (50 copies).

dance, prance & boogie


Artist : Supersonic Lovers 

Label : Radius 

dance, prance & boogie / 12"

Radius's 20th release comes with 3 boogie-friendly cuts with deep New York disco influences, delivered by Italian duo Supersonic Lovers. That's Luca 'Dj Rocca' Roccatagliati, known for his Ajello project, and Marcello Giordani, who released on Players Paradise and Mule Musiq. If you like to boogie on funky analogue basslines and gently house your body on deep intoxicating grooves, both tracks are between NY disco & italo-disco, this may be the perfect Radius cut for you ;)

chessy disco


Artist : Swayze Dub 

Label : Kentaurracing 

chessy disco / 10"

To those who dont know about this rare to find record and love the Billy Jean beat Check It Out ! Really nice dubby mental disco. Beaty sweet tune with some nice vocals too. Grab It !

someone could lose a heart tonight / don't walk away


Artist : Sweet Pea Atkinson 

Label : Island 

someone could lose a heart tonight / don't walk away / 12"

Sweet Pea Atkinson was the singer from Was (Not Was), one of the best underground disco band from the early 80's.. Then in 1982 he decided to lead a solo career with the album "Don't Walk Away" from which this magnificent single is taken from. Pure rollin' & rockin' groove on A-side and sweet & deep disco feelin' on the flip. Oooh my..!

if are you...


Artist : Sylvi Foster 

Label : Cititrax 

if are you... / 12"

Some classic italo-disco for the dancefloor on MW sublabel, Cititrax. Sylvi Foster was the brainchild of the young Domenico Ricchini (who also produced music under the pseudonyms: Bandanna, Bob Salton, Delanuà, and Joe Yellow). Domenico formed his 1st rock band in 1974 and his 1st disco band in 1978. In 1979, he recorded "If Are You Master", "Love Dawn" and "Flood" and later recorded "Hookey" in 1982. This ep brings together 4 of his best songs, which were released on various hard to find 12"s throughout the years. This is the sound of early italo-disco, with its slinky pre-midi synth-funk elements. Limited to 999 copies...

automan 7


Artist : Sylvi Foster / Capricorn 

Label : Automan 

automan 7 / 12"

Obscure electro-disco and electro-pop rarities dusted down and re-edited by the Automan. A-side is a pretty rare proto-house classic by Goblin spin-off Capricorn (produced by Claudio Simonetti). B-Side is Sylvi Foster's "Hooked" track ! Essential !



Artist : Sympathy Nervous 

Label : Minimal Wave 

automaticism / LP

Sympathy Nervous is the project of Japanese artist Yosihumi Niinuma. Influenced by both classical and Krautrock, he began recording in 1979, and released several records on the highly coveted Vanity label. He continued to record and self-release much of his work throughout the 80's and 90's. His sound is intelligent and probably the most unique minimal synth to come out of Japan. Exploring dystopian themes, his music is well balanced and beautifully recorded. 'Automaticism' features songs Yosihumi Niinuma recorded between 1979-81. Most were originally slated for a cassette release but never saw the light of day until now. When the Tsunami washed away the coast of Japan last March 2011, Niinuma lost everything: an entire lifetime of recordings, instruments, hand built sequencers, and even his home. Fortunately, he had sent us his audio masters prior to the disaster. This release is fully dedicated to him, in memory of all his lost recordings. The record is pressed on 180gram ultra clear vinyl and comes in a printed heavy clear sleeve, with Niinuma's account of what happened on that day of March 11, 2011 and the months that followed. This is a benefit album, all the proceeds go to the artist. Tip!!

darker senses ep


Artist : Sync 24 

Label : Touchin' Bass 

darker senses ep / 12"

Sync 24 is Philip Bolland an electro producer from UK. He released this great four-tracker on the US label Touchin' Bass in 2003. High velocity, brain bashing beats, atmospheric vibes and good oldfashioned electrofunk which feed your dark and twisted electro obsessions.

50 pop or an envelope


Artist : Syncom Data 

Label : Bunker 

50 pop or an envelope / 12"

More crazy stuff from the sewers of The Hague. Darker electro stuff. A must-have for all Bunker fans ! A 2010 repress with the standard new bunker label and hand stamped on the back ;)

den haag


Artist : Syncom Data 

Label : Bunker 

den haag / 12"

Syncom Data delivered a classic electroid ep from 2004 with some killer acid thrown in. Pressed on luscious white vinyl the opener 'Den Haag' drops vintage distorted 909 beats and lo-fi percussion that's backed by a swooping and rough bassline that really swells the bottom end out for a phonk techno cut, ace party tackle. Switch for the genius acid of 'SDI' which rocks from the word go, the crisp drums backed by a killer 303 line that instantly turns classic, subtle electronic strings and cascading keys add harmonics, while the drums punch away but can't detract from that ace use of a 303. 2 other deep numbers bridging Detroit and old school techno also available, but there's an unmissable cut on here already, you need this ;)



Artist : Synth Alien 

Label : Last Known Trajectory 

memories / 12"

After strong releases on Interstellar Tracks and Le Galassie Di Seyfert, Last Known Trajectory proudly welcomes Synth Alien to its roster. 'Memories' is an excellent 4-track set of shimmering spacey, timeless, soul-infused electro. Limited edition on gold vinyl with full colour picture sleeve !

laut und deutlich


Artist : Synthenphall 

Label : WSDP 

laut und deutlich / 7"

Reissue of a 3 tracks taken from a cassette, released in Germany in 1981 by a synth-"pop" band feat. Andi Arroganti (future member of Duotronic Synterror). A-side : "Paul" is really minimalistic. It has some synthesizers and sequencers on it which sound great. B-side : "Auf dem Teppich" is totally D.A.F., Der Plan or Liaisons Dangereuses like. Minimal bedroom analogue-synth electro-pop strictly limited to 300 copies with a full-color sleeve.



Artist : Synths Versus Me 

Label : Mecanica 

<1987> / 12"

Synths Versus Me is a prolific duo formed by Vanessa Asbert & Nico Cabañas. They have already a bunch of releases edited by Oráculo Records. This is minimal synth, EBM and cold-wave from Lloret de Mar (Spain).



Artist : System 56 

Label : Synthetic Shadows 

untitled / LP

System 56 was a band from Cleveland, Ohio, formed by Steve Simenic in 1981-82. The group drew much of its early inspiration from artists such as Ultravox, BeBop Deluxe, Simple Minds, Gary Numan and the Cars, featuring a stripped-down type of aesthetic, which blended edgy guitar riffs against a minimal-synth backdrop, fueled by a driving rhythm section. The band was committed primarily to crafting and recording their music in a small home studio setting, and in early 1982 released their st single "Metro-Metro b/w In The Old World". 2 live gigs followed, when shortly thereafter, the band had an internal split, leaving Vince Scafiti and Steve Simenic to carry on by themselves, in the interim. Later in that same year another release followed 'Beyond The Parade' (a 6-song ep), which garnered some critical acclaim as well as both college and commercial support on local Cleveland airwaves. Because the group had been reduced to just two-pieces, there were no live performances, with the band choosing instead to continue to recruit replacement members, and move forward with additional recording projects. In 1983, synthesist Paul Teagle joined the band shortly after they released their second single "Life On A Cool Curve b/w The Other Side of Science". The resulting music was both more accessible, as well as more layered and nuanced, further embellishing its minimal sophistication with guest saxophonist Phil Capone, providing a smoky ambiance on the more ethereal b-side. The single garnered extensive airplay on Cleveland airwaves, as well as a number of underground stations outside the local area, while positive reviews continued to roll in. As 1984 arrived, the band added a new bass player, Tom Lash, to its lineup, and restored the group to its original form. While the band continued to focus on recording and releasing its 3rd single "A Man Needs A Motor b/w Shapes Of Things" they now began rehearsing for some live performances. With the new single getting strong localy, the band made its Cleveland debut on september 28th at the Phantasy Theater, playing to a sellout 1000-seats venue. A 2nd synth player, Dennis Richie, also augmented the live line-up. 2 more shows followed later in that year at the Phantasy Niteclub, and shortly thereafter, the group dissolved. Pressed limited edition of 400 copies..



Artist : System Liliputt 

Label : Dark Entries 

harpa / LP

System Liliputt was the solo project of Geir Vasseng from the Stavanger area of Norway in the early 80's. He released one cassette, 'Harpa' a mini-album of 6 songs in feburary 1984 on his own label Geva Tapes & Studio that was limited to 150 copies. 27 years later Dark Entries has baked and transferred the original master tapes, adding 5 bonus tracks, restoring this lost piece of Norsk diy dark post-punk. 'Harpa', in its entirety and all the demos were recorded in Geir's home studio from November 1982 to September 1983. All tracks were written, produced, recorded and performed by Geir without the involvement of any others. Influenced by the darker/melodic post-punk bands Young Marble Giants, Fra Lippo Lippi and Seventeen Seconds/Faith era Cure, System Liliputt created rich atmospheres with intricate guitar work, ethereal synths and sombre vocals. Whereas the original 6 'Harpa' songs capture a brooding and downbeat feel the demos showcase Vasseng’s ability to write a catchy, wistful pop song with minimally treated instruments. Phewww.. All tracks have been carefully remastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley for the first time on vinyl. The original cassette included six inlay cards with lyrics which are re-printed here along with English translations by Geir’s son! Another piece of Norway’s rich post-punk past is ready for your ears.



Artist : Szostek 

Label : Serotonin 

multiples / 12"

Jason Szostek's 4-track "Multiples" ep pays, according to Szostek, homage to a sametitled Yellow Magic Orchestra record and refers to the variety in the grooves. "We Are The Same" is a chunky bit of electro that provides a platform for a robovocal with a message. "Born Again Human" was recorded live at Liquid Sky Cologne and has more of a languid feel and balances the more beat-oriented material. With his partner John Selway, Serotonin continues to forge new experiments while retaining the funk... Nice one ;)

maquetas y demos 1983-1984


Artist : T.V. Sovietica 

Label : Atemporal 

maquetas y demos 1983-1984 / LP

T.V. Sovietica was an exploratory sound project from Valencia (Spain) developed in 1983 in the post-punk era of the early 80's which built on the work of 'Neonada Y Atentados'. From these beginnings evolved a brief, dark and unsettled trajectory based on sound effects inspired by electronic German music with influences from the artistic vanguard analogy (Satie, musique concrete and minimalism). The darkest, most introspective post-punk, radicalising with its experimentation, moving towards 'industrial', 'anti-music' styles. The essence of its sound combines the use of guitars and electric bass with electronic instruments (Yamaha CS-15, Korg MS-10, Boss DR-55..), acoustic percussion, mechanical elements and vocals. Confronting frequencies elaborated from improvised riffs with vocal expression. Of the same generation as bands such as Esplendor Geometrico and Aviador Dro. The lost model, now recovered in this work demonstrates the beginnings of Spanish synth-pop with "Contacto Telepatico". The influence of new-wave in "La Matanza De Los Bebes Foca", moving towards the conceptual project "Islandia" to which the majority of the themes belong, "Oxido En Tus Ojos” (1984) draws to a close a period of work for the band, probably in its most corrosive moment. Limited to 320 copies on black vinyl..

phased energy rectification


Artist : Tactical Systems 

Label : Roulette Rekordz 

phased energy rectification / 12"

For their first time, the Belgian Roulette Rek. label signed a foreigner in the name of Kurt Baggaley aka Scape One. The prolific British boy, here under a new pseudo Tactical Systems, relates us the story of Funk Electric wars at the end of the 21th century. This excellent EP has heavy Detroit influences. "Phased Energy Rectification" and "Prophecy 2082" are the absolute climax of this 12" and sound like coming from Aux 88 studios. Very good melodious work with lot of sci-fi tones ! Essential to understand what the Future is made of ;-)



Artist : Tamion 12 Inch 

Label : Ersatz Audio 

let's suffer / LP

Debut lp from Tamion 12 Inch, modern electro punk with industrial and wave influences. Fairly heavy on the ears ! Comes in a handstamped jacket…



Artist : Tangible 

Label : Point.One Recordings 

gameover / 12"

The Point.One crew stretch their hairy arms across the Atlantic and pluck out an electro gem from the back pocket of Detroit's electro surgeon, Tangible (aka Michael Hanlon), who rips a gaping wound into the current electro soundscape with "Gameover". Stuffed with five rocking cuts of freaky electro to make you sweat ! Laced with sounds of old video games and raw analogue instrumentation from gun to tape.. from the subsonic bass of "Relic Of Degrasse", picked over by Beverly Hills synth-beats and peppered with staccato electro bubbles, to the equally obscene, ass-slapping killer that is Interstellar's favourite track, "Trapezoid". Hardcore machinegun beats and pure tone squeaks of the lo-fi slammer "Mint", and the low down, glitchy stutter-hop of "Gameplayer" sit on either side of "Knuckleball", a bouncy, jibbering medley of abstracts breaks and bleeps, designed for maximum dance floor mayhem. This record is so brimful of hard electro hits and experimental nonsense that not until you see it leak off the plate..

blaskertel flakka


Artist : Tata Technikk 

Label : Hertz-Schrittmacher 

blaskertel flakka / 7"

Mystic stuff around this one.. Debut 7" with good classic synth-pop in the purest German style. Limited edition 300 hand numbered copies on black vinyl inluding insert & art. Tip !!

cherchez le garcon


Artist : Taxi-Girl 

Label : EMI 

cherchez le garcon / 7"

Smash Chart Hit ! Back in 1980, the French band Taxi-Girl led by Mirwais, released the song "Chercher le garcon", the first real French new-wave stuff of the year. Real musicians for a real easy story. Nice synth-lines. B-Side "Solitaire" uses only synth notes with the leading voice of the radio edit from A-Side ! Souvenir Souvenir...

gold in blei


Artist : Teatro Satanico 

Label : Treue Um Treue 

gold in blei / 7"

Here is the latest alchemical endeavour of Teatro Satanico, the cult Italian project whose devilish wit and magick electronics have been the talk of the post-industrial scene for the last 20 years. On "Gold in Blei", they chose to invoke 2 of the most infamous female figures of Germany’s recent past, 2 parallel destinies, 2 deep wounds of the German psyche: Ulrike Meinhof, the fallen angel & Ilse Koch, the uprising demon. Staged with all the flavour and cruel humour of a morbid nursery rhyme, this unseemly yin yang put to a post-revivalist technoid beat shows the duo as unpredictable and irreverent as ever. So, who is casper and who the devil? Don't expect them to tell you. The choice is yours between an EBM party at the Stammhein prison and a 6AM ecstasy overdose at the Lagerkommandantur! Deutsch-Italienische Freundschaft or hermetic electro Bunker musick at its best...

suburban playgrounds and concrete beaches


Artist : Techiques Berlin 

Label : Fabrika Records 

suburban playgrounds and concrete beaches / LP

Back to 1985, 2 guys started making music in a southern Ontario basement. Their 1st synth was a crappy, old Technics keyboard, which inspired half of the band's name. 1st they've done a 2 song demo and they were taking it around to the clubs, but they didn't have a name yet, and they needed one fast. One of the Djs who heard the demo said that they sounded very German and that's where the Berlin part came from. 27 years later Andreas started digging through a little red suitcase, which contained all of the master tapes for many years he thought they would remain there. Gradually he began to restore a lot of the tapes and found out that many of the recordings still sounded well enough to present to the public. Thanks to all the recent interest the band is finally able to release this collection of what they consider to be Techniques Berlin's best material. Fabrika Records feels honored to release these tracks for the first time on vinyl in a limited edition of 300 copies. A download link with some bonus tracks will be included. Must-Have!!

the brainiac ep


Artist : TecRoc 

Label : Kommando 6 

the brainiac ep / 12"

Due to a large demand and many requests this long sold-out ep by TecRoc was reprinted in the small ammount of 300 extra copies. TecRoc's electro style is dark and raw (like that of many Kommando 6 artists). His music has also some references to old-school black electro like that of Afrika Bambaataa and Cybotron. This is very evident in the tracks "Freeze" and "Syntopia ­Brianiac’s Theme". The vocals and basslines show some clear influences of that. TecRoc’s music is only mostly darker then that of these classic electro musicians. You won’t be dissapointed ;)

telegen ep


Artist : Television Set 

Label : Genetic Music 

telegen ep / LP

An other band composed of the terrific Skanfrom. Pure and cool minimal electro wave. Romantic, sensual, beautiful artificial trip. Listening to this LP is like reading a book with a real catchy story. Television Set makes their machines singing. A true performance recorded in 2002 and released on the essential German Genetic Music label. According to us, one of today's leading minimal electro label. Pure Quality !

normal day


Artist : Television Set 

Label : Genetic Music 

normal day / 12"

One of our favorite artist under his 80's alias project... Roger Semsroth (aka Skanfrom) delivers us 2 incredible tracks, full of power and energy. Must have !

moscow at midnight


Artist : Television Set 

Label : Genetic Music 

moscow at midnight / LP

Bakterielle Infektion / Skanfrom production. 12 track lp, ranging from melodic 80's wave to more uptempo punky tracks with vocals. Includes the "Television Set" cover, originally by Depeche Mode. His best release to date ! Rare record..

consumer price index


Artist : Television Set 

Label : Genetic Music 

consumer price index / 7"

Our little hit machine TV Set gave us a bunch of new great tracks and because he loves the 7" format, he made us pick 2 songs for a start, both superb synth pearls with great guitar hooklines ! A-side is a driving smasher & B-side a more dreamy wave hymn. One of our favourite artist.

november sessions


Artist : Television Set / Others In Conversation 

Label : Genetic Music 

november sessions / 7"

This 7" features 2 tracks out of a session recorded in Berlin in November 2008. All music written and produced by Semsroth & Steward. KR-55 and SH-101 by Roger Semsroth of Television Set & Skanfrom. Voice by Helena Roos and guitar by M. Steward of Others In Conversation... Beautiful rebirth for this fantastic label ;)

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