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scratch motion


Artist : The Triple Threat Three 

Label : Saturn Records 

scratch motion / 12"

Killer oldschool electro hip-hop tune from 1984, very influential at the time. Rap version + instrumental scratch version. Original pressing. Pure Dope !!!

love system


Artist : The Twins 

Label : Hansa 

love system / 12"

The Twins (aka Sven Dohrow & Ronny Schreinzer) from Germany released in 1984 this powerfull hit "Love System". The perfect mix between italo & synth-pop. Tip !

together alone


Artist : The Tyrell Corporation 

Label : Clone West Coast Series 

together alone / 12"

The long overdue new Alden Tyrell 12". But it was worth the wait.. a daring release actually... not the sweet italo influenced disco as his recent releases... but a unique hybrid between electro, italo, wave and rock !! "Alone Together" is a massive electro-wave track that is just big and bombastic and has so much power ! A great track with a euphoric feeling !! This track got all hands in the air during his recent live shows ! B-side is a new unique blend of wave and rock... guitars, real drums and... Nicole Kuperus of Adult. doing vocals !! Agressive rocking tracks that throw out all anger and frustration. 3 tracks that will create a stir. A perfect start for the new Clone West Coast series !

black planet


Artist : The Valley & The Mountain 

Label : WeMe Records 

black planet / 12"

Wémč swiftly follow the amazing NRSB-11 album and that dark-as-hell 'Valhalla Rising' o.s.t. with The Valley And The Mountain's debut ep of greazy, cozmik electro boogie. The label's description of 'Marvin Gaye and Tangerine Dream together in an elevator in Detroit' may be pushing it a little, but there are some dapper grooves within, 3 each side ranging from space explorer boogie of "Manifest (The Landing)" to Aran Daniels' ruddy, revving bassline and Carpenter-esque chords on his "We Do So Should You" mix, and over to the weird, wobbly boogie of "Sweat And Honey" or the muggy bump of "Black Planet". Try it ;)

another portal


Artist : The Valley & The Mountain 

Label : WeMe Records 

another portal / 12"

A 2nd outing on Belgium's WeMe Records for the mysterious Valley and The Mountain project. Mystery is no barrier to quality though, as these 6 tracks offer variations on a simple theme of technological experimentation. Serenely beautiful techno abounds, particularly on "Bleed" a simple 4 bar riff being fed through simple modulations and permutations throughout the track's duration. "Echoes" is more staid, yet no less affective. "Post-American Music", with its looped vocal samples and syncopated kicks, dallies around the political without sacrificing groove, while "Time" is the most frenetic here, gurgling vocals and noodling solos meeting multi-octave repetitions. As if Marvin Gaye & Tangerine Dream together in an elevator in Detroit !



Artist : The Vyllies 

Label : Geheimnis Records 

untitled / 12"

Newly founded record label named Geheimnis Records from Greece, specializing in re-releasing on vinyl the lost & long sought-after records and tapes from the Greek 80's new-wave/darkwave genre. Their 1st choice went to the long sought-after 5-track, 'The Vyllies' ep from the legendary Greek independent label Creep Records. It's a limited 300 copies edition, fully remastered and restored from the original master tapes, including a double-sided record-size insert, with rare photos and extra credits about the band. Bravo!

daytime tv


Artist : The Weathermen 

Label : We Rock Like Crazy 

daytime tv / 12"

The Weathermen return to vinyl. It´s been twelve years already + they couldn´t have chosen a better time. Dancing among the ruins of a crumbling music industry they were picked for what will furthermore be know as We Rock Like Crazy's "danciest record so far".

shogun assassin (original motion picture soundtrack)


Artist : The Wonderland Philharmonic 

Label : Baby-Cart Productions 

shogun assassin (original motion picture soundtrack) / LP

This elusive and highly sought after OST was never officially released and only a very small amount were pressed as promotional copies by the Hollywood based production company that spliced the movie together from 2 cult jidaigeki films for the American market. The scarcity value is really only one very small part of this album's appeal however. The soundtrack counts many legendary figures among its creators. Composition was largely taken care of by W. Michael Lewis known to most of us as one half of God-like disco production team Rinder & Lewis whilst Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere & The Raiders is on production duties. In addition to this the entire piece is an epic showcase for the Moog synthesizer. In the mid 90's, the music was brought back to life once more by Wu-Tang Clan member GZA for his debut solo LP 'Liquid Sword'. Widely considered to be one of the great hip-hop albums of all time the sample arsenal it relies on is dominated by the sounds of 'Shogun Assassin'. This re-issue sees crystal clear and faithful remastering of the original audio and careful recreation of the original artwork. This is a chance to own what has, up until now, been a several hundred pound acquisition..



Artist : The Workhouse / Souvaris 

Label : Awkward Silence 

split / 7"

The perfect paring of instrumental post-rock acts in the shape of The Workhouse and Souvaris. The Workhouse’s track "John Noakes" takes their established haunting sound to a whole new level – it starts out friendly enough, awash with stabs of gently picked guitar and rumbling bass but builds into a savage wall of feedback driven noise. "To behave like a guard dog and fit into a matchbox" is the title of the Souvaris cut, featuring sly guitars dropping in and out of the mix before a crescendo hits; it closes with a lengthy guitars-over-treated-loop outro. Limited to 500 copies !

desert fox


Artist : The X Act 

Label : JHC 

desert fox / 12"

With the X-Act, Johannes Heil takes the listener on a journey and into a big game, with us being the replaceable cheesmen. But we don't have to give up hope, because everybody who refects this is able to work on crating new rules...

bite the bullet (submission mix)


Artist : They Never Sleep 

Label : Contagious Records 

bite the bullet (submission mix) / 12"

They Never Sleep (aka Neves Silva, Asia Minor & Anvil Cobalt Atlas) from Canada released this magnificent 12" in 1987. It is a kind of dancing synth-pop mixed with a rolling italo twist. Killer release !

paradoxe / trip


Artist : Thierry Meyer 

Label : Camisole Records 

paradoxe / trip / 7"

Thierry Meyer begins to record music in 1980 in his own home studio. In 1981 he released the 'Paradoxe / Trip' 7" single with the financial help of his music teacher. The record earns a lot of local success and "Paradoxe" was featured in the local TV news program during almost a year. Nowadays this minimal electronic krautrock hidden gem change hands for hundreds of euros due to limited press at that time. So act fast if you want to grab one of the 100 numbered repressed copies (on transparent blue vinyl and including a photographic insert) for an affordable price !

3rd stone from the sun


Artist : Third Electric 

Label : Electrocord 

3rd stone from the sun / 12"

One of the best releases from this now defunct German label from Cologne. Very cool electro based rythms with deep warm atmospherics… Nice !

tele-funken / magneto phon


Artist : Third Electric 

Label : Electrocord 

tele-funken / magneto phon / 12"

Re-issue of the early electro sounds of duo Bolz Bolz (aka Andreas Bolz, boss of the World Electric label) & Rootpowder (aka Gregor Luttermann). Classic slammin' release.. This minimal electro-breaks at its best. Not to be missed ;)

private plane / international


Artist : Thomas Leer 

Label : Dark Entries 

private plane / international / 12"

Thomas Leer is an innovative electronic musician who was born in Port Glasgow, Scotland. He began singing for a local band at age 13, and was writing his own music by 18. By 1977, he had moved to London, where he fronted Pressure, a clash­-esque punk group with fellow experimental Scottish musician Robert Rental. After hearing Kraftwerk, Leer became interested in synthesizers – not long after, he was exploring the experimental techniques of Eno, Zappa, Beefheart, Faust, and Can. In 1978, Thomas released his 1st single, "Private Plane"/"International", on his own Oblique Records. Both songs were recorded in his small Finsbury Park flat over 3 days, using a TEAC A3440 4-­track recorder and an ALICE mixing board. The only effects used were a Watkins Copicat tape echo unit, Electo Harmonix DrQ filter, an old Roland drum machine, and a Stylophone. So as to not wake his sleeping girlfriend, Leer's vocals were nearly whispered, which lends them a textural, psychedelic quality. NME named "Private Plane" Single of the Week, and the hand-stamped first edition of 650 promptly sold out. For this expanded reissue, 2 bonus tracks have been added. "Kings Of Sham", from the 1981 Cherry Red Records sampler "Business As Usual", is perfect motorik trance, echoing Conny Plank's 1970's productions. "Saving Grace" is the extended instrumental version of Leer's 2nd single "All About You" from 1982, a slow­-burning cosmic work-out chock-full of anthemic synth riffs. The jacket is an exact replica of the 1978 handmade edition enlarged for the 12" format, featuring a cut and paste collage by Thomas. Each copy includes a two­-sided newsprint insert with never­-before­-seen photos, an interview, and liner notes by Professor Keith R. Laws. 37 years later this is fresh UK DiY post­-punk, compelling pop with a dark heart, vacillating between the pretty disturbing and the disturbingly pretty. Essential !!



Artist : Thomas Leer 

Label : Dark Entries 

1979 / 2x12"

Thomas Leer is an innovative electronic musician from Port Glasgow, Scotland. He began singing for a local band at age 13, and was writing his own music by 18. By 1977, he had moved to London, where he fronted Pressure, a Clash­-esque punk group with fellow experimental Scottish musician Robert Rental. After hearing Kraftwerk, Leer became interested in synthesizers; not long after, he was exploring the experimental techniques of Eno, Zappa, Beefheart, Faust, and Can. In 1978, Thomas released his 1st single, "Private Plane"/"International", on his own Oblique Records that we reissued in 2015. '1979' is a 14-song collection spread across 2 pieces of vinyl clocking in at 70 minutes. Leer says, "1979 was a great year for making music. The punk explosion 2 years earlier, cleansed the palate and opened up minds to new sonic possibilities. It was in this spirit I took to exploring electronics and set up my first little home studio. Bearing in mind this was before such luxuries as Portastudios or affordable multi-tracks, I decided sound quality was less important than experimentation and innovation, so I pressed on with the meager equipment I had. My tabletop studio in Crouch End, North London, consisted of two cassette machines, a copycat tape echo, some FX pedals, ring modulator, guitar, bass & Wasp synthesizer". Songs range from half serene atmospheres, to minimal rhythmic workouts, to tape loops layered behind distorted guitars, to cold layered singing, all with a psychedelic lo-fi attitude. The jacket features an industrial photo of a man standing on an overpass with a passing truck taken by Thomas' brother Andy Wishart in 1980. Each copy includes a 2­-sided black & white postcard with liner notes by Thomas. 38 years later this is fresh UK DiY post­-punk, compelling pop with a dark heart, vacillating between the pretty disturbing and the disturbingly pretty.

euch geht


Artist : Thorax Wach 

Label : Twisted Knister 

euch geht's ja noch viel zu gut / LP

Originaly recorded on tape by two Berlin's teenagers in their bedroom between 1979/81, Thorax-Wach build here simple electronic that alternate between abrasive "Throbbing Gristle" noise, synthetic noirish pop tunes matched with dueling absurd vocals. In fact this record defines very well the typical sound of the early 80's German's punk scene called "Neue Deutsche Welle". This is THE record to get for all minimal-synth freakouts !

electromagnetic pulse


Artist : Those Attractive Magnets 

Label : Dark Entries 

electromagnetic pulse / LP

Dark Entries celebrates its 1 year anniversary with this beautiful release. Those Attractive Magnets were created early 1980 in a town called Tamworth as a vehicle for Rikk Quay (keyboards) and Andy Baldwin (vocals). They self-released a super limited cassette ep, "Pictures On The Wall" in 1980 and the "Nightlife / Love Chimes" 7″ in 1983 and appeared on a futurist music compilation lp, "Synthetic Romance" in 1982. Their music travels beyond copycat synth-pop bands of the time into electronic realms of the 80's underground scene. There are some obvious parallels of the time (you can hear the commercial strains of The Human League, Soft Cell and Kraftwerk at times), but the band never wholly embraced commercialism as these tracks reveal. Although their sound takes a cue from the post-punk and early new romantic scenes, it still remains one step ahead in a unique futuristic world full of delicious dance beats ! "Electromagnetic Pulse" is the 1st ever compilation of a number of tapes produced during their 3 creative and prolific years of song writing, 1980-1983. Limited to 500 hand-numbered copies with poster & insert of lyrics, photos and liner notes. Simply Essential ;)

20 jazz funk greats


Artist : Throbbing Gristle 

Label : Pass Records 

20 jazz funk greats / LP

Originally released in October 1979, T.G.'s 4th Lp leans more towards electronic and sequenced sounds and sheds a lot of the murky industrial mire of their earlier albums. The general sound is grainy, still far from top-notch, such is the character of the group. Tracks like the title track and "Hot On The Heels Of Love" are almost club friendly, the latter track serving as a preview to future T.G. splinter group Chris & Cosey's early material. Other tracks like "Walkabout" and "Persuasion" display an eerie primitive futurism that the band seemed to be leaning towards in their later years until their disbanding in 1981. Clear orange vinyl, (presumably) bootleg repress, comes with poster. Nice ;)

2nd annual report


Artist : Throbbing Gristle 

Label : Fetish Records 

2nd annual report / LP

This record was groundbreaking and stands in a row with releases as "Sgt. Peppers". Definitely the 1st industrial album ever, partially recorded in 1976, mostly live, this record founded a new style. It was not hailed at the time of it's release, mostly the contemporary critique and the public couldn't understand the enormous importance of it. T.G.'s famous 'Prostitution' show at the London ICA which took place in parallel to this album's release, caused a nation-wide scandal (including a debate on the British parlament) and formed the reputation of T.G. as the 'Wreckers of Civilisation' (as a newspaper named them). Beautiful recent UK reissue printed on green or red vinyl. Must-Have !



Artist : Tiga 

Label : Studio !K7 

dj-kicks / 12"

The housey tune "Man Hrdina" stands out as a result of its deep bass line ans its crystal clear melody that is simply irresistible. Nevertheless, the track has strong electro roots and the atmospheric string sounds mean "Man Hrdina" comes across like a musical postcard straight out of "Blade Runner". Tiga demonstrates his almost limitless self-confidence in the second track (a cover version of Nelly's worldwide hit "Hot In Herre"). For Tiga himself, this is the perfect party track, which has deserved to be covered for a long time. With an inspired flow, Tiga raps through the lyrics. The almost 7 minutes long dub version will no doubt be very well received by Djs who love good dub track. So, can you feel the heat ?



Artist : Tobias Bernstrup 

Label : Tonight Records 

27 / 12"

After the release of "Re-Animate Me", Tobias found his own label Tonight Records. A-side brings us "27", electronic dancy & powerful electro-italo oriented; this one’s for the dancefloor, simply a hit ! The remix from AbnormalVAG on B-side serve us a cool minimal electro track with an irresistible punchy drum pattern, but still some italo element left in there. Massive One limited to 500 copies...

neon love


Artist : Tobias Bernstrup 

Label : Tonight Records 

neon love / 12"

"Neon Love" is Tobias latest release from 2007 and what a fantastic song this is ! Wonderful electro-pop 12"! Brilliant synths and irresistable chorus will make you wanna dance and sing along. Also we get some French spoken vocals by Miss Liz Wendelboo who we all know from being one half in Xeno & Oaklander. This 12" is already now a classic. Limited to 200 copies. Tippp !

midnight blue


Artist : Tobias Bernstrup 

Label : Falco Invernale Records 

midnight blue / 12"

Tobias Bernstrup’s 4th 12” comes as the first release on newly founded French label Falco Invernale Records run by Makina Girgir & Frau G. Still, Tobias' music is so deeply rooted in the 80’s electro-pop with a strong italo influence, well produced and very catchy with many "oh I recall this sound moments", so perfect for those who like to reminisce about the old times while singing and dancing along. To cut the story short : lines up perfectly in your previous Bernstrup collection that you all call your own, no ? Blue transparent vinyl, limited to 325 copies only...



Artist : Tobias Bernstrup 

Label : Enfant Terrible 

1984 / 12"

Swedish visual and performance artist Tobias Bernstrup looks like a 21st century Klaus Nomi. His visual work is presented at exhibitions world wide. Next to that he is a gifted musician. He is able to create extremely catchy synth / electro-pop tunes while never crossing the line of delivering overproduced tracks. The sound of his tracks is like a hybrid of the arty side of Klaus Nomi with the pop side of Pet Shop Boys. This 4 track ep is built around the theme (and title track) "1984". But this theme is extended and made up to date. The Orwellian theme of total state control in which civilians are constantly watched and reality is manipulated is probably more actual as ever. This central theme is given a more individual and neo-romantic touch with the track "Light Years Apart", while the hostile state aspect is getting more of a sci-fi interpretation in "Enemies Of The Earth". Closing track "Data Love" combines the Orwellian sentiments of loneliness with the more contemporary vision on modern mankind of Houellebecq. The cover sleeve consis of 2 paintings by Tobias himself and fits the central theme perfectly. Despite the rather serious theme of the record this ep features simply excellent decadent music for the dancefloor. It combines elements of classic synth pop, electro, EBM, italo-disco and laser dance. There is no escape... You will have to love it !!!

sing my body electric


Artist : Tobias Bernstrup 

Label : Other Voices Records 

sing my body electric / LP

Tobias Bernstrup who works both as a visual artist and musician has been active for more than a decade and positioned him self as one of the leading re-inventors of italo-disco with his unique mix of italo, new-wave and gothic noir. He has created his own unmistakable stage persona wearing androgynous outfits of shiny latex and heavy make-up. The new album contains 11 smashing tracks, and some exciting guest vocal appearances. Among these Videodrome featuring vocals by Pascal Languirand of the legendary Trans-X. Other guests vocalists are Paola, Saralunden and finally; the Jan Hammer-like ballad "No Time To Die" where Bernstrup sings a duet with Miss Liz of 'Xeno & Oaklander'. Perfect balance between dance attitude and a strong and catchy songwriting on white vinyl!! Be fast on this one ;)



Artist : Tobias Bernstrup 

Label : Gooiland Elektro 

destruction / 12"

If there is a new-wave of italo-disco Tobias Bernstrup is among the top of that. For years he has been perfecting his sound. He mixes italo-disco elements with classic synth-pop/electro-pop touches. This new ep is filled with dancefloor hits for the neo-romantics among us. Italo-disco turned into future pop smashers... Future classic!



Artist : Tobias Bernstrup 

Label : Enfant Terrible 

romanticism / 2x12"

Here is the 4th full length album by Tobias Bernstrup. Moving away a bit from the italo influenced sound of his previous releases this is much more produced as a state of the art contemporary synth-pop record. But don't be afraid, these are still tracks to dance away on in the dark of the night. Next to up to date dance music orientated pieces there are also tracks with a more classic approach, like EBM style rhythms and 80's influenced synth-pop tunes.. and throughout the album there is the typical Tobias Bernstrup touch of decadent and hedonistic moods.. Next to that this release features a remix by EBM and futurepop star Apoptygma Berzerk, giving the album just another future dancefloor favorite for sure! Limited to 300 copies..



Artist : Tobias Bernstrup 

Label : Dark Entries 

27 / 12"

Tobias Bernstrup is a contemporary musician and video artist born in 1970 in Gothenburg, Sweden. He received an MFA from Royal College University of Fine Arts Stockholm in 1998. Using the visual language of pop culture, video games, sci-fi, classicism and gothic noir, he has created a stage persona with notorious live performances. Dressed in elaborate costumes of skin-tight rubber suits and fetish gear, Tobias' external appearance is androgynous. He raises questions about representation of identity, the body and physical space in both virtual and non-virtual realities. Between 1997 and 1998 he self-released 2 limited CD-r ep's. In 2002 his debut album 'Re-Animate Me' was released by Tonight Records followed by 2 limited 12" singles for the song "27" and the Italian version "Ventisette". '27' is a 5-song ep collecting 4 different mixes of the title track plus one unreleased song from the 'Re-Animate Me' recording sessions. The material on this ep is closely connected with the world of computer games which Bernstrup also inhabits. Bernstrup's music is influenced by 80's italo-disco and synth-pop, reminiscent of Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode and Ken Lazlo. On the A-side is the original mix at 115bpm followed by the 'Laser mix' set to an faster beat and additional arpeggiations and heavier bass drum beats. Lyrically the song tells the story of a good looking 27-year old boy from a small town searching for love with any man who can spoil him. On the B-side are both the vocal and instrumental of "Ventisette", the Italian translation of the song "27". Both versions of "Ventisette" are stripped back compared to the A-side but keep the melodies in tact. Also released for the first time ever is the demo "Dirty Money" a Pet Shop Boys influenced song about male prostitutes ready for a night out working the streets. For the jacket Eloise Leigh transformed the original portrait of Tobias into a Warhol-like painted polaroid with a striking likeness to Liza Minelli with blue eye shadow and red lipstick. Each copy includes a photo postcard with lyrics and notes. "I would rather create alternative routes to experiencing and understanding the world, understanding what it means to be human today", says Bernstrup. "We are more artificial than we want to admit".

tecnodelia - tendencias (1980-1981)


Artist : TodoTodo 

Label : Domestica 

tecnodelia - tendencias (1980-1981) / LP

TodoTodo was a technorchestra which emerged on the music stage at the beginning of the 80's, just when techno movement was the dominant one in the European music framework. Although its influences were much wider, the 3 members in TT were absolutely committed to the contemporarity of techno music language and its possibilities. Every 3rd of the trio was, in itself, an open door towards creativity and each one was concerned with a different view of the same reality, to which, through different ways, they wanted to reach all together with every song they wrote. Francisco 'Paco' García, in an impossible get-together with Truman Capote, Andy Warhol and Erik Satie, translated into numbers the stave graphology, almost in a cabalistic way. Pedro 'Pequi' Vidal, between Nijinsky and Isadora Duncan learnt the discipline which gives pomp and circumstance to the mise-en-scčne, the 'live'. Carmelo Hernández, not far from Debussy, spied with his binaculars, from a terrace in Montmartre, to 'The Queen Kelly'. Yes, they were three boys un peu compliqués. TT locked themselves in a top-floor flat of a building, which they gave the meaningful name of the Hyde's Lab. There, they worked feverishly for 5 months preparing their live performance and composing a completely original repertoire of which they left sonic witness in 2 rough cuts (7 songs in total, included in this LP), and a jingle for the radio programme, included in the sampler 'Non Plus Ultra', also edited by Domestica. TT generated a sonic wall which, at real time and without pre-recorded tapes, on 'strict live', left nobody indifferent. From the spectacular 'live' of TT there is an unpublished video of their last concert, recorded precisely in rock-ola. The band broke up after that concert, and the rehearsals of that concert have been exhumed in the documentary by Antonio de Prada. That wasn't their best concert as, little before the performance, Carmelo's Rickenbacker was dammaged and they couldn't find another one on time. However, that concert was one of the most glamorous ones; among the audience, there were Pedro Almodóvar, Fabio McNamara, Alaska, Nacho Canut, Carlos Berlanga, Paloma Chamorro and, basically, all the 'Movida' celebrating the new year. The rules of TT were simple: 'humans compose-programme, non-humans execute it'. There was not a bass guitarist: a computer executed the bass sounds. TT didn't have a drummer, either, as only a drum machine could follow those wretched patterns 'four-on-the-floor', between 120 and 150 bpm. TT probably broke up because they were not capable of overcoming the external pressure, riddled with interferences which harmed the trio's internal cohesion. Nevertheless, still nowadays, and without having been able to enter a recording studio yet, TT continues to be an unrepeatable, admired and valued group. Both muzak / megadeathextrčme (2 3rds of TT), and also RT-1(the remaining 3rd) spread the original sound of TT in their brilliant recordings. However, for both proposals, TT has always been their failed subject, their origin and their raison d’ętre. Standard limited edition of 350 vinyl copies. One of the best Must-Have of 2012!!



Artist : Tom Ellard 

Label : Dark Entries 

80's cheesceake / LP

Tom Ellard is the creative force behind Australian post-punk band Severed Heads. In 1982 he self-released 2 cassettes of solo material, '80s Cheesecake' and 'Snappy Carrion'. These cassettes document the transitional period between the early experimental Severed Heads' albums 'Clean' and 'Blubberknife' before the start of something new with 'Since The Accident'. With the advent of the then new Roland TB-303 bass synthesizer, a machine synonymous with the acid house sound, Tom began to write more beat driven material. The rhythms are made by a TR-808 drum machine, Kawai S100F and SH-1 synthesizers, plus various televisions, radios, cassette decks and pedals. 2 songs from these cassettes would later appear on the B-side of the 'Dead Eyes Opened' single. Fast forward 30 years, Tom was horrified to find that a copy of the '80s Cheesecake' cassette was listed for an absurd amount of money on eBay. He immediately made all of the material available on CD and eventually digitally as well. There was much discussion over how to best sequence this LP. Most of the tracks from the original 2 c60 cassettes have been included, as well as some previously unreleased material, finally completed after having been left abandoned back in 1982. This has only become possible with recent digital tools, but every element you hear is from 30 years ago, trimmed, re-aligned, and assembled in the fashion that was originally intended. The jacket artwork incorporates the original '80s Cheesecake' cassette. Each copy includes a fold-out poster with a large photo of Tom Ellard on one side and liner notes and press clippings on the other. A long lost ancestor to the sounds of Boards Of Canada, Aphex Twin and other Warp Records artists, '80's Cheesecake' is ripe for rediscovery. Tip !!



Artist : Tomi Z. 

Label : Fuckin'Good Records 

kontaminiert / 10"

Tomi Z. has already been called the best thing from Switzerland since Grauzone. Time will have to tell if this is true. But, in any case he has produced a very fine debut ep. 'Kontaminiert' is a record with playful and weird electronic pop in the NDW tradition. Although old synths like the Korg MS20 and the Roland JU-6 are used, the music has a modern feeling. None of the tracks are instant dancefloor hits, but "Bin Ich Ein Terrorist???' and 'Der Amerikanische Traum' show potential for clubplay. Besides that all of the tracks on this record are really good to enjoy at home, like 'Sexy Kleine Hexe' and 'Kontaminiert' which are funny and crazy tunes..

close your eyes


Artist : Tommy De Chirico 

Label : Mannequin 

close your eyes / 12"

True pearl of the Italian minimal synth scene from the 80's. Tommy De Chirico founded the post-punk band Politburo in Turin during 1982. On his own, he released the 7" 'Close Your Eyes / Flower Into The Factory', produced and recorded at TKS Studio by the Monuments' Mauro Tavella between 1982 and 1983 and subsequently released by Turin's Shirak Records in 1984. When Politburo split in 1986, Tommy continued to experiment with various projects and sounds, including Thugs (with members of Nerorgasmo and Aqua), Qharr Harr Skebath (with menbers of Eazycon) Quiet (with members of Monuments, Avantgarde, Eazycon and Deafear), Noxeda, Lacriminal and various collaborations in recording studio and live concert with Robert Freak Antoni, leader of historic Italian punk-rock band Skiantos. Presented here are also 3 bonus demo tracks: a rare version of "Close Your Eyes", and 2 out-takes from 1983, "Vuh-Ya" and "Tuxedo Dance". Limited edition of 300 copies on black vinyl. Tip !!!

the invitation of the dead


Artist : Tomo Akikawabaya 

Label : Minimal Wave 

the invitation of the dead / 2x12"

Exquisite double LP release by obscure Japanese artist Tomo Akikawabaya. After working through the track selection and artwork ideas, MW & Akikawabaya came up with the release plan. 'The Invitation Of The Dead' is a collection of songs include the entirety of both The Castle (1984) and Anju (1985) releases, all newly remastered. They sound fresher and stronger than ever before, exactly as the artist had intended them to sound when he recorded them 30 years ago. The songs that span this double LP are personal and unique; they are dark synth-pop gems. The artist still remains a mystery, as does his relationship to the model Rena Anju featured on this and all but one of his album covers (Kojiki to Onna). 'The Invitation Of The Dead' double LP is a limited edition of 999 copies. Edition pressed on 160gr black vinyl for the A/B sides and white vinyl for the C/D sides. It is presented in a gatefold sleeve designed by Peter Miles featuring cover photo by Alao Yokogi.



Artist : Tomorrow People 

Label : Tomorrow 

ep1 / 12"

Nice electro EP from UK released in 2002. Tracks are of the Electro ilk, with a lean to the more analogue stuff, fat basslines with vocodored vocals. The excellent "Tweak" track with its heavy beats and bass lines added funk synths and strings offers us the quite best track.

ep 3


Artist : Tomorrow People 

Label : Tomorrow 

ep 3 / 12"

Wicked release by the talented UK Tomorrow People. This time even vocals make an appearance, and the tracks seem effortlessly professionally produced. I can only recommend this one, as it is truly stunning electro material. Surprisingly there is actually a 4/4 track on there as well, that muscles into the proppier end of the kompakt releases. Your own fault, should you decide not to listen to this !!!

explorer and yellow power


Artist : Tony Carey 

Label : Medical Records LLC 

explorer and yellow power / 2x12"

Groundbreaking electronic classic 'Explorer' and its sister LP 'Yellow Power' by none other than the multi-talented Tony Carey. Tony Carey needs no introduction, but for the uninitiated, he is a keyboard whiz and legend originally from California. He is clearly most famous for his work as keyboardist in the 70's band Rainbow (alongside Ritchie Blackmore and Ronnie James Dio) up to 1977. He then embarked on a solo career with multiple charting records under his own name. In the mid-late 70's, he took up residence in Germany and began working in Peter Hauke's studio. Carey embarked on a period of intense experimentation and mastery of various studio equipment, songwriting, and the like. Influenced by what Tony referred to as 'euro-electronica', the product of these enlightening sessions became "Explorer", "No Human", "TCP", "Heaven", and "Yellow Power". Medical Records has chosen to reissue the highly-sought after 'Explorer' LP along with 'Yellow Power' as a 2LP package. Rumor has it that 'Explorer' was intended to be demos for the 'Yellow Power' LP but was released without his permission. Eventually both of these brilliant LPs were released on X Records in 1982. Though both LPs have similar tracks, the overall mixes and feel of the 2 LPs are vastly different. Instrumental and very catchy, 'Explorer' is the more stripped down almost proto-techno meets synthed out Italo disco while 'Yellow Power' has a more polished, well-rounded and produced sound with a different array of instrumentation and alteration in mood. Both of these LPs were sadly bootlegged in 2009 with much inferior sound quality. The originals (as well as the bootlegs) are long out of print and fetching high prices in the collector's markets. This special release combines both of these lost classics in one convenient 2LP set. Released in a sturdy gatefold jacket with 'montaged' new artwork on the front and back but preserved original covers in the inside of the gatefold, it is a gorgeous reissue. Released on double colored 160gr vinyl (LP1 is green and LP2 is baby blue) in limited edition of 1000 hand-numbered copies. Release also includes a special bonus insert with a retrospective and interview by Dave Segal. Fans of proto-techno, early synth-based disco, and left-field wave/electronica will need this gem in their collection.



Artist : Tony Moore D.J. 

Label : Dark Entries 

tonight / 12"

Tony More D.J. was the italo-disco project of Marzio Benelli and Andrea Venturoli from Firenze, Italy. Marzio specialized in sound engineering at various recording studios in Milan throughout the early 80's. He opened Emme Studio where we worked with major national and international artists. In 1984 he met Andrea, a sound programmer who knew his way around analog synthesizers. Their 1st collaboration was that same year on the song 'Computer Sourire' for Alexander Robotnick debut album. In 1985 the duo recorded "Tonight, the debut single for the vocalist Tony More that was released the same year on Sensation Records Their basic set up for recording was a PPG Wave 2.3 synthesizer, Elka Synthex, Roland TB-303, TR-808, TR-909 and Fender 4 string electric bass. The song written by Marzio and his sister-in-law, Antonella Bianchi from italo-disco group Plustwo, who also sings back up vocals. The song features dark, driving bass, solid drums and melodic synthesizers that Tony's deep vocals float over. Lyrically the song is a romantic dream where the singer falls in love forgetting the bittersweet disappointment of day to day reality. On the B-side is the slightly shorter instrumental version with extended breaks, drum claps and dubbed out bass lines. Each record comes in a full color sleeve featuring the original iconic blue portrait of Tony with the same misspelling of his surname plus a postcard with lyrics and with notes.

ich bin ausländer (leider zum glück)


Artist : Torpedo Boyz 

Label : Hertz-Schrittmacher 

ich bin ausländer (leider zum glück) / 7"

Review to come..!

parallel lives


Artist : Touching The Void 

Label : No Emb Blanc 

parallel lives / 7"

Touching The Void is a collaboration between 2 old veterans in the minimal-wave/synth-pop/electronic scene, now joining forces on an amazing release, the 7" 'Parallel Lives'. The 2 gentlemen in question, are Andy Oppenheimer (from Oppenheimer Analysis) and Mark Warner (from Sudeten Creche), and they formed Touching the Void in 2010 after working together in Berlin. Deeply beautiful



Artist : Tranquil Eyes 

Label : OnderStroom Records 

walks / LP

Much needed re-issue of this fantastic and unfortunately overlooked 1985 tape on Stichting Stopcontact. Lex Grauwen & Paul Oosterbaan had worked together for about 8 years before they formed Tranquil Eyes in 1982. They decided to turn their back to stage performances and started experimenting with home-taping. Using an array of electronics, Tranquil Eyes recorded a great amount of songs and made a fine selection on 'Walks'. Their 1st and only release. The wonderful produced tracks sound a lot like A Blaze Colour and Snowy Red. Minimal-synth at its best with a great feel for song structures, melody and occasionally aiming at the dancefloor. If you're at all attuned to the cassette culture of the early years don't miss out on this one. Limited edition of 500 copies, including a booklet with songtexts, photo's and liner notes. Magnificent !!

fact & fiction


Artist : Tranquil Eyes 

Label : OnderStroom Records 

fact & fiction / LP

Tranquil Eyes is a Dutch minimal synth band formed in 1982. Lex Grauwen and Paul Oosterbaan had worked together for about 8 years before they formed the band. They decided to turn their back to stage performances and started experimenting with home-taping. Using an array of electronics, they recorded a great amount of songs and made a fine selection on Walks. Their 1st and only release. Today, after digging into the archives, a lot of restoring, recording & re-mastering, there's 'Fact & Fiction'. The album is an extension to the "Walks" album both in genre and in spirit. Comprising a selection of lost tracks, compilation only releases, unreleased songs and even 2 newly recorded songs, 'Fact & Fiction' gives a great view on the bands musical abilities & influences over the years. For fans of League Of Nations, Oppenheimer Analysis and Ensemble Pittoresque. Poignant & exciting synthwave songs. Drenched in an eternal 80's feel, well crafted & complete.

living on video / digital world


Artist : Trans-X 

Label : Polydor 

living on video / digital world / 12"

Italo / synth-pop track made in 1983 with futiristic lyrics wich describes an upcoming future with the "big brother" world. All Time Classic ;-)

still human


Artist : Transparent Illusion 

Label : Anna Logue Records 

still human / LP

Transparent Illusion was the brainchild of Roy Young hailing from UK. Equipped with just one synthesiser and a drum kit, he entered Octopus Studios in 1980/81 to record the ultimate minimal electronic music album. Roy’s music is nothing but rather unique, there were not many bands around that created a similar sound, except maybe for Neural Circus that are coming to mind. Once again, Roy is a pristine example that limitation can be the perfect source for a massive amount of creativity. Anyway, Roy seemed to have a great imagination as even though the tracks are mostly very short they are far from being poor in textures, with brilliant analogue synth sounds all through. While the lyrics are a testimony of an angst-ridden teenager living in the Thatcherian-Britain-Cold War era, the music, to some surprise, is coming up with many uplifting moments in terms of unexpected melodic parts. So, over the recent years, some people have described "Still Human" as being the 'Holy Grail' of minimal electronic music. 2nd vinyl release edition limited to 500 copies on black vinyl.. Essential archive ;)

echoes beyond tomorrow


Artist : Transparent Sound 

Label : Electrix 

echoes beyond tomorrow / 12"

Hailing from the decidedly un-techno environs of Bognor, the pair composing the Uk band Transparent Sound make sweet quality machine music, and their debut on Billy Nasty's Electrix label is no exception. While the stripped down mixes from Scape One and Subfunk will rule the dancefloor !

three fifty short


Artist : Transparent Sound 

Label : Electrix 

three fifty short / 12"

Tasty electro fun from Transparent Sound which does exactly what you would expect it to do. Simple grooving rhythms with perky basslines and squidged out analogue melodies. Good gear ;)

fade to grey remixes


Artist : Transparent Sound 

Label : Electrix 

fade to grey remixes / 12"

Review to come..!

travel card


Artist : Transparent Sound vs. ADJ 

Label : Outside Recordings 

travel card / 12"

Quality release from the back catalogue of this slightly overlooked label. 2 Brits doing on a US label in fine style. Transparent Sound goes for 2 deep, dancefloor electro cuts whilst ADJ delivers a beautiful, classic british electronica cut as well as an electro banger. Top gear !



Artist : Transport 

Label : No More Pop 

emotions / 2x7"

Produced in june 1985, under the lead of Panagiotis Papachatzis, the rare LP 'Just A Dream' featured several italo-disco stylistic songs and became legend for its unique touch and excellent synth lines. Now No More Pop teamed up with the former band lead P. Papachatzis to make it possible to officially rerelease their hit single "Emotions". Manufactured as a strictly limited 300 issue double 7" in a custom format high quality gatefold sleeve, this release features also remixes by Flemming Dalum, Steen Gjerulff and Murphy Jax. Including digital download code.. No repress !!

landing plus


Artist : Trek with Quintronic 

Label : Dark Entries 

landing plus / 2x12"

Trek with Quintronic are the duo of Paul Wilcox (Trek) and David Kane (Quintronic). Formed from the ashes of prog rock band Masque in 1979, they moved from Buffalo, NY to New Hope, PA with contacts in the Philadelphia music scene. They recorded 2 pioneering albums of unique electronic rock, 'Landing' LP from 1980, and the self-titled follow-up 'Trek w/ Quintronic' LP in 1981. 'Landing Plus' compiles the complete discography of Trek with Quintronic on a double vinyl for the 1st time in over 30 years. The band utilized a synthesizer-heavy set up using a Roland CompuRhythm CR-78 drum machine, ,Yamaha CS-60, Minimoog, effect pedals and guitar. All songs on the album are strictly electronic sounds, no piano or organ. Trek with Quintronic wrote songs with a powerful sound, myriads of compositional ideas, synthetic noises and catchy melodies. Paul's rather unique vocals lie somewhere between David Bowie and Richard Butler of the Psychedelic Furs. Each double LP set comes in a gatefold sleeve with 2 postcards featuring live photos, an instrument list and quotes. This collection highlights a lost duo with a big sound on par with Ultravox, Human League, OMD or Devo..



Artist : Tres 

Label : Dodsdans Rekords 

intressant / LP

Dödsdans Rekords proudly presents Tres 'inTRESsant' LP. After many trips Dödsdans Rekords have now put together an LP with mixed demos recorded between the years 1983-1986. The band consisted of 4 guys from Landskrona. Anders, Jacob, Lars and Christian. In 1985 came the self released vinyl single "Smile On My Face". It was released in 500 copies but no one knows how many were sold. Much later, when the band split up it became a bit of a cult-single in the minimal synth circuits. Tres major influences was Kraftwerk, DM, Yazoo, Ratata, Reperbahn and others. Limited edition of 350 copies.

sea and cables ep


Artist : Trestristestigres 

Label : Kône 

sea and cables ep / 10"

Trestristestigres were formed in the summer of 1998 by Christian Ruiz, Jordi Carreras (aka Dj Gore) and Carlos Fraile with the purpose of experimentation and development in electronic music. Main influencies such as intelligent techno and Kraftwerk were the starting point for composing and producing their first album "Oui Nous Sommes Trois" on Satélite K (in 2000) which was nominated as one of the best album records by the indie musical press of Spain. After 2 years of working in the studio, the band stayed in contact with european electronic labels and Kône Records (Switzerland) released "Sea And Cables ep" featuring some distinctive electro-techno stuff. 3 electrotracks inspired by spaceinvaders and vocoders. Nice one !

not love


Artist : Trilogy 

Label : JDC 

not love / 12"

Reissue of this classic italo track, which was originally released on the legendary Ill Discotto label in '83. "Not Love" is probably one of the most loved italo tracks of all time. Elecronico-disco at it's absolute best. Essential !

all night / how can we be wrong


Artist : Trinere 

Label : Hot Classics 

all night / how can we be wrong / 12"

Underrated freestyle miami bass classic produced by Pretty Tony. Very intense, in the style of Debbie Debb and Shannon. Classic !

what I did on my summer holidays


Artist : Trippy Disco 

Label : Radius 

what I did on my summer holidays / 12"

Radius 10th release with deep italo-disco inspired tracks by Irish producer Niall Connolly (aka Discopia). "Miami Playa" has some very authentic italo sounds combined with modern nu-disco and gets pretty intense during the chorus, also included is a very nice 'beatless' version. "Mote I Verdensrommet" and "Fifteen To Frankfurt" sound more like modern disco, think Lindstrom meets Alden Tyrell. Ace !

permissions of love


Artist : Tropic Of Cancer 

Label : Mannequin 

permissions of love / 12"

New 12" from Tropic Of Cancer, one the most important realities in the modern post-punk and darkwave scene. Essentially the solo project of LA-based Camella Lobo, with contributions from John Mendez (aka Sandwell District's Silent Servant) and Taylor Burch (DVA Damas) and after 2 sold-out releases on labels Blackest Ever Black and Downwards, Tropic Of Cancer have stoked their slow burning reputation into the makings of what is being referred to as a 'modern classic'. Though Tropic Of Cancer's sound has been called gothic, cold-wave and drone pop, the band's take on their influences is anything but nostalgic. Lobo & Mendez have managed to imbue their own elusive gaze and craft a strangely beautiful and intoxicating sound in the wake of their predecessors. The 3 tracks on this new 12" take us gently by the hand into a slowed-down opium dream - it's like watching the desert from the same stark corners where Lyciastood many years ago. This ep gathers the primal thrust of their bleak post-punk (think about Cultural Decay shaking hands with Section 25 in their psychedelic/buddhist years) and Minimal Wave aesthetics with this entirely new dimension in the music of TOC – heartfelt and deep. Cold waves have never been so warm. Limited edition of 500 copies ;)

land in sicht


Artist : Tse-Tse 

Label : Medical Records LLC 

land in sicht / LP

Medical Records returns to Germany for another piece of the Neue Deutsche Welle story with the reissue of the one and only album by Tse-Tse. Long out of print from it's original 1983 pressing on Neuland Tonträger, it is due to be heard again. Tse-Tse were Claas Mehlhop & Clement Hülse. The duo met in Hamburg at a disco. While Claas was a medical student and trained flutist, Clem was a school drop out playing in a German punk band (Hermann's Ogrie) which he joined when he was only 16. They hit it off and spent a lot of time listening to early Human League, Virgin Prunes and other oddball stuff from the time. In between hanging out at trendy bars at some point, Clem took a tiny toy Casio keyboard over to Claas's place. They began improvising and playing through the home stereo. The drum machine sounds were simply whatever was built into the cheap gear, and everything was recorded on a cassette tape player. The songs came together quite easily with key changes and rhythms evolving quite instinctively. A friend of the band ran an independent record label and insisted they go into the studio. They recreated their homemade tunes and added some vocals, sax, bass, and effects. They did use a Korg MS20 and Roland Drumatix which they now had access to. Following the recording, Clem moved to Berlin and later London. He played in multiple grunge bands, but none of them had any use for the novelty toy synthesizers (which at this point were deteriorating rapidly). Back in Hamburg, Claas finished the album but shortly thereafter he suffered a serious accident. Sadly this was the end of the band, and none of the pieces were ever performed live. Clement is still playing in bands today and works as a web designer. Claas eventually finished his medical degree and moved to Berlin. He continued to play music with Temple Fortune who released several albums. He is now an established psychiatrist. The album is a very interesting hybrid of minimal instrumentals interspersed with unique more melodic tracks with vocals. There seems to be an almost prog element (in the most stripped down of fashions) and a clear knack for experimentation. After the brief intro, the 1st track "Land In Sicht" highlights the duo's mastery of novelty keyboards highlighted by restrained use of synth and bass guitar with moody vocals. Whereas the 1st side tends to feature more traditional style synth oriented tracks with vocals (though still quirky and atypical), the 2nd side evolves into long convoluted instrumental pieces with samples and an array of synths and drum machines in a more heady fashion. Highly recommended for fans of the NDW genre and especially those fans of Die Gesunden, instrumental tracks of Der Plan, and even the synth stylings of Soft Cell. Remastered by Martin Bowes at the Cage Studios, UK. Presented on high-quality 180gr heavyweight green transparent vinyl. Limited edition.



Artist : TSTI 

Label : Desire Records 

evaluations / LP

Isolated in an upstate, NY bedroom studio exists TSTI, a solo project by artist S. Smith described as 'dark, hazy synthetic pop'. Constructing musical landscapes that combine pounding drum machines with elevated melodies, TSTI stirs the echoes of his 80's influences into a pot of contradicting emotions to establish a diverse yet familiar and powerful sound. The genesis of TSTI began in a 2003 but did not show its face until the summer 2011 with the self-released, 4-song demo 'Black Envelope' ep. The 1st 10 months of 2012 TSTI spent writing, recording and mixing his full-length release 'Evaluations' which consist of 9 tracks assessing those that surround him. With 'Evaluations' now unleashed, Smith is deep in the writing stages of the next installment. Nice one.. Limited to 300 copies on grey vinyl with black speckles, 12" double-sided insert and download card !

stop bajon (primavera)


Artist : Tullio De Piscopo 

Label : ZYX 

stop bajon (primavera) / 12"

Tullio is an Italian drummer & singer, born in Naples who's father was also a drummer in a. orchestra. After moving to Turin, Tullio worked in several successful groups including working closely with Manu Chao and then moving on to write musical scores on several movies. It's nice to see a different selection other than what is probably his most well know italo-hit "Stop Bajon". Cool Italo..

alternative strategies


Artist : Turquoise Days 

Label : Minimal Wave 

alternative strategies / LP

Full length album by synth-pop band Turquoise Days. Hailing from Jersey, Channel Islands, Turquoise Days was formed in 1981 by Luciano Brambilla and David Le Breton. Throughout the 80's, they self-released many cassettes, as well as the renowned masterpiece "Grey Skies / Blurred 7". They were selected for the radio Luxembourg song contest in 1985 and received press for their releases and appearance there. Their music can be described as melodic, emotive new-wave. The record is pressed on 180 gram white vinyl and comes in a matte heavyweight jacket designed by Phil Yamada accompanied by a matching poster. Tip..

half mute


Artist : Tuxedomoon 

Label : Gigolo 

half mute / LP

Recorded in 1979, "Half-Mute" was Tuxedomoon’s first LP, originally released on the Resident’s Ralph label. Now reissued by the steaming Gigolo label, "Half Mute" has been time and time again cited as a huge influence on the German electronic new wave synth scene. Drum machines, minimal organs, sax and bass feature heavily here. Tracks such as "59 To 1" come as close to funk as the band ever got. The rest sounds like folk singers on acid listening to Morrisey, which isn't bad, but just isn't right. For a slice of experimental history check this out, though it's heavy going, don’t say we didn’t warn you...

the factory scream


Artist : Twilight Ritual 

Label : OnderStroom Records 

the factory scream / LP

Twilight Ritual was/is the main project by Geert Coppens and Peter Bonne. During the early 80's they were involved in many other bands including Autumn and Linear Movement, but Twilight Ritual is by far the most inspired project. The spirit of the band lingers on beneath the work of Autumn through A Split Second. The work of Twilight Ritual is diverse, yet consise. Their pioneering album 'Rituals' inspired other musicians and became an underground cult classic in the minimal synth genre. 'The Factory Scream' is a compilation of varied works recorded during 1984 and 1986. After finishing the tracks for the album 'Rituals' they went on discovering new areas of expression. And it shows "Visions Of Steel" and "L'Uomo Moderno" are 2 international sounding and wonderful analogue induced tracks, "Wired To The Machines" could have been a potential club hit, "Black Track" can stand next to the best Neon Judgement material and "She Told Me Lies" is a truly mesmerizing 80's synth-pop song. 'The Factory Scream' has many different facets, and it often sounds like there is more than one band playing on this album! Limited to 500 copies..



Artist : Twilight Ritual 

Label : OnderStroom Records 

rituals / LP

Twilight Ritual's 'Rituals' album is one of the best kept secrets of the synth-pop / coldwave movement. Sinister, dark and a bunch of touching melodies. Peter Bonne & Geert Coppens had already been playing for a few years in other projects such as Autumn, Linear Movement and in 1985 they managed to create this stunning album. Highlights on the album include "I Never Called You A Dream", "Rooms", "Amorphous Materials", "Closed Circuit" and.. well every other track. When the LP was originally released by some awkward mistake the artwork was printed in reverse (black became white and white became black). The artwork is now restored to its original form, how it was intended to be. This album was born at the height of the analogue era, when Geert and Peter collected as much synths and recording devices as they could get their hands on. Using the all-time favorite TR808 as rhythm provider, sequencers and synces effects formed the basics for a unique sounding album. Sounds were processed in every possible unintended way, recording layer over layer with voices, guitars and doubled keyboards and solos. Edition of 500 copies. Be fast on this one ;)

the ritual


Artist : Twilight Ritual 

Label : OnderStroom Records 

the ritual / LP

Re-release of the 1st ever recordings by Belgian minimal synth masters Twilight Ritual. Released in 1982 in a tiny cassette edition, this album has not been heard by many people. 'The Ritual' includes some of their best work, from mysterious dark synthpopsongs "Elegy" to club music "Webb-Men" and the epic 14-minute track "Up To Now". Twilight Ritual was/is the main project by Geert Coppens and Peter Bonne. During the early 80's they were involved in many other bands including Autumn and Linear Movement (both re-released on Minimal Wave), but Twilight Ritual is by far the most inspired project. The spirit of the band lingers on beneath the work of Autumn through A Split Second and stands besides the best tracks of bands such as Oppenheimer Analysis and League Of Nations. Including double-sided insert with lyrics & photo's ;)

rather not


Artist : Twins 

Label : Enfant Terrible 

rather not / LP

Twins is Matt Weiner who is also known for his Featureless Ghost project and of course as the head of the DKA Records label. His project Twins is not limited to one specific style but the dominant characteristic is the synth driven sound. Other influences in the mix are various styles of dance music and a healthy dose of arty post-punk. This new mini album 'Rather Not' is the perfect blending of all of this. Due to this it is on the one hand a classic minimal elektro record but at the same time a rather modern piece of electronic music. Catchy tunes and surprising twists go hand in hand and make up for an authentic and original record. Which is more stunning every time you play it! Mini LP, 250 copies with 2 variations of the sleeve !

when we were young / kleiner satellit


Artist : Twins Natalia 

Label : Anna Logue Records 

when we were young / kleiner satellit / 7"

The Twins Natalia songs are unique products of creative minds working together in order to write some beautiful, catchy and substantial electro-pop songs combining an early 80’s musical approach (analogue drum machine sounds, way of sequencing) with up-to-date recording techniques. This is close to being the perfect electro-pop. Further tracks are at early stages so a complete Twins Natalia album is planned for 2009. Limited pressing of 333 copies !

the destiny room


Artist : Twins Natalia 

Label : Anna Logue Records 

the destiny room / LP

It 'only' took Twins Natalia 5 years to complete their debut album, but to them it just had to be perfect in every aspect, from each sound, note and word to each and every pixel, and quality needs time, trying to create the perfect electro-pop record. In 2008, Twins Natalia was formed when Marc Schaffer played some demo recordings to Dave Hewson who wanted to work on those tracks while graphic designer Steve Lippert spent hours of inventing fictional 'new-wave' or 'minimal synth' band names, song titles and artworks, too, and amongst them was the Twins Natalia moniker, hence the project was born. Sharon Abbott & Julie Ruler (both also of Počme Electronique fame) were recruited on vocal duties and a 1st 7" was released, followed by 2 sampler contributions and an extended 12" (coupled with the revived Počme Electronique in 2012) paving the way to their debut album 'The Destiny Room'. The title 'The Destiny Room' was coined by Dave and described Marc's little home recording studio where all tracks were demoed on almost purely analogue gear and according to his vision of melancholic yet melodic electro-pop, slightly inspired by Experimental Products, Kraftwerk, OMD, Rational Youth and the likes. Dave co-composed, arranged and performed all tracks in his Hewsonics studio using latest technology and adding his incredible playing skills, expertise and imagination, always in close co-operation with Marc so that the analogue spirit remained while being transformed into the 21st century. Sharon & Julie added superbly professional and versatile vocal performances based upon wonderful and substantial lyrics written by Sharon or Steve, the latter making the whole package complete by adding a stunning and perfectly fitting artwork. All in all, a high-class melodic 10 track electro-pop album, never 'cheesy' or too commercial, always still melancholic with lots of attention to detail, complexity and versatility, from the minds of creative people for the active listener, and the dancers, too. Limited edition of 400 copies..

radial emotion / when we were young


Artist : Twins Natalia / Marsheaux 

Label : Anna Logue Records 

radial emotion / when we were young / 7"

Once that Greece's synth-pop heroines Marsheaux had spoken out loudly that "When We Were Young" by Anglo-German electro-pop perfectionists Twins Natalia was the best song in 2008, they both have teamed up for a special double cover version 7" disc. Twins Natalia have covered Marsheaux's wonderful "Radial Emotion" & Marsheaux have done a stunning version of Twins Natalia's "When We Were Young". Prepare yourself for some wonderful melancholic and melodic electronic pop music!

I avoid strangers / I wouldn


Artist : Twins Natalia / Poeme Electronique 

Label : Anna Logue Records 

I avoid strangers / I wouldn't change me for anyone / 12"

While Twins Natalia are giving their debut album 'The Destiny Room' the final touch they here present their powerful upbeat dance floor killer 'I Avoid Strangers' on this 12"s A-side in an almost epic 8,5 mins 'special extended night version' which should appeal to all into electro-pop, minimal electronics, cold-wave. If this won't become a major hit on the dark dancefloors across the planet, then we really cannot help it... And on the AA side, Počme Electronique, after like 25 years of dormancy, are back! With "I Wouldn't Change Me For Anyone" they present like a sister track to their 1982 classic "The Echoes Fade" and we are so happy they didn't try to tie in with modern trends and rather just be themselves just transforming their very own sound into the modern age by a superb production and high level of professionalism. Beautiful synth sounds, emulations (TR-808), Sharon and Julie's vocals sound better than ever before and Dave's unique and ever present solos that are making this an electronic pop masterpiece that will surely make you wanna long for more. Last but not least, beautiful artwork so far with additional posters and postcards and Počme Electronique's artwork being based on original paintings by German artist Peter K. Endres. All in all really a nice piece of passionate work this is..



Artist : Twist Noir 

Label : Kernkrach 

untitled / 10"

Originaly recorded in '85, Twist Noir from Hambourg can be describe as a dark and obscure mixtures between Die Form and Malaria!. Really sweet electro with femals vocals. Comes in beautiful 10" with several supplements and a cover, which are pasted with mirror pieces of broken glass so be careful brrrrrr :) Limited edition to 350 copies.

zevolution serie #1


Artist : Twitch 

Label : ZE Records 

zevolution serie #1 / 12"

This 12" single is the 1st release of a serie called Zevolution whose the original idea was to ask various artists to cover one of their favorite songs from ZE Records back catalogue. Twitch is brilliantly opening the ball ;)

I'm free / I'm house


Artist : Tyree / The Elect 

Label : Clone Classic Cuts 

I'm free / I'm house / 12"

2 classic chicago house tracks taken from the Clone classic cuts album. After more than 20 years since they were born, these 2 formerly very hard-to-get masterpieces will still cause major damage on the dancefloor... Essential timeless dance tracks !

rosemary / sed knife


Artist : U.S. Girls 

Label : Electric Voice Records 

rosemary / sed knife / 7"

Here comes U.S. Girls resurrecting puzzled memories. Nostalgia to be unsure of, or maybe days lost behind thick shadow. Something is bubbling to the surface, but why is it happening? Strange, this is innocent melody at drift on waves of tape disintegration. She's a one woman call and responder dialing up minimalist lines and beats. A loner. And of course, these 2 jams are crooned so hard and with such ease that we fall deep within the emptiness on either side. This is music with plenty of space for being dissolved, and sure, it could even be the gift of an inner door that opens on and on.. Sensual slow-burner from the avant-soul chanteuse and the first lady noise-glam: Meghan Remy. Limited edition of 300 copies on black wax.

itt vagyok / térdre kényszeritett tegnapok


Artist : Uj Latasmod Fuzio 

Label : F.K.K. Musik 

itt vagyok / térdre kényszeritett tegnapok / 7"

Új Látásmód Fúzió is nobody else as GK Agenda (known from Invasion Plančte) and Nosztalgia Direktiva (known from Enfant Terrible). Here are 2 tracks from the 90's with new-wave inspired minimal electro from old Europa. Nostalgic and analogue. One for the fans of the minimal electro stylee !! Limited to 150 numbered copies with insert.

fúzió adventures


Artist : Uj Latasmod Fuzio 

Label : 4mg Records 

fúzió adventures / LP

Gaspar Kornel is active since the late 80's but he founded his project Új Látásmód Fúzió in 1992. Since then, he frequently self released tapes (the 1st lot are 'Lelekjelenlet', 'Meg Kell Tudnom (Fenyjelek)' and 'Eltunt A Feny Tegnap') and CDs ('Latasmod Es Technologia' in 1999, the compilation 'Lelekjelenlet-kivonatok '92-97' and the MCD 'Legyozzuk Az Idot' in 2002) and also participated to compilations ('Moire Gyermekei - 1992-2011' on Diobel, 'Forward + Rewind: The Future Echo Tapes' on A+W, 'Central Heating' on KHK Tapes and 'Circuit D'Actes 3' on La Forme Lente). Now, the Slovakian label 4mg Records is releasing the 1st Új Látásmód Fúzió vinyl compilation album titled 'Fúzió Adventures'. The album contains 14 tracks of what Gaspar calls 'moody decadent casio-synthpunk, unpolished minimalist synth-pop, industrial-influenced cold wave and analogue electro things to a kind of absurd avant-garde kitschy cabaret'. Characterised by Hungarian lyrics, minimal raw analog synth lines and Gaspar's baritone cold vocals, the tracks musically paint a dark scenario made of synth monophonic leads, sparse pad chords and robotic drum beats. Based on simple melodies and obsessive/hypnagogic atmospheres, the tracks are able to catch immediately the attention of fans of bands of the likes of Borghesia and Die Form or generally lovers of electronic dark wave. Limited to 275 copies !

countdown / vorbei


Artist : Ultimatum 

Label : Powerplay Music 

countdown / vorbei / 7"

Minimal synth electronic from 1984. Selfmade production from this unknown band... 2 real powerful underground hits. Only a few left...

age of discontent


Artist : Ultradyne 

Label : Pi Gao Movement 

age of discontent / 12"

Ultradyne return once again with 5 tracks of their boneshaking electro complete with noises from the depths and beats from the ghetto and a surefire sense of Detroit genius. Robotic ferocity with sinister synths and distorted bass that just grooves with the beat, while the dark aquatic atmosphere envelops the speakers and wrecks you head ! Superior electro shizznit. Essential.

unknown works


Artist : Ultradyne 

Label : Scsi-Av 

unknown works / 12"

Completely freaked out electro 4-track EP by the Drexciya crew. Nasty melodies and fucked up beats including a deep, dark electro monster remix "Tangible". Classic !

cities in retro


Artist : Ultradyne 

Label : Black Label 

cities in retro / 12"

This release was previously available as a promo release (Craft Rec 026 from 1997) of the now defunked Sabotage/Craft Austrian label, originally called "Cities In Ruin & Beings Laid To Waste", now re-released as "Cities In Retro" on the Dutch Black Label. Huge..



Artist : Ultradyne & Redshift 

Label : Surface Effect 

untitled / 12"

Review to come..!



Artist : Ultravox 

Label : Chrysalis 

vienna / LP

The transitional album for Ultravox. 1980 & John Foxx had gone on to pursue his solo career giving over the position to Midge Ure (previously of the Rich Kids). Nevertheless there is some excellent tracks on it such as : "Sleepwalk", "Mr X" or "Western Promise". A must buy for any fan of the synth-pop/new wave genre. Highly recommended.

strana a / against


Artist : Umrijeti Za Strojem / Neither/Nor 

Label : Genetic Music 

strana a / against / 7"

We are happy to present you this split 7" feat. 2 amazing songs of Umrijeti Za Strojem & Neither/Nor, 2 bands from Croatia. They are involved in other projects too (like Narrow) and we hope to hear more from them soon ! Minimal-synth at its best with great catchy vocals ! Listen...

galvanic vestibular stimulation


Artist : Umwelt 

Label : Satamile 

galvanic vestibular stimulation / 2x12"

After several releases on his own label and Kommando 6, Umwelt deliver us a double pack on the NY based dark electro specialist : Satamile. From masterfull melodys to pumpin breaks, with tempo changes and hoover lines and one sensation to the next this 2x12 is full of variety, in all ways good. Each track sounds fresh, new and different from the previous but somehow maintaing a constant theme for this LP. Quite emotive and journey like, to a place sonically quite unique and truly Umwelt. In one word : excellent !

post-humain ep


Artist : Umwelt 

Label : Satamile 

post-humain ep / 12"

If the French electro artists are pretty rare, they're even fewer to export their stuff on foreign labels. This is a moreover reason to underline the wonderful performance of Freddy J, who, after having provided to Kommando 6 one of his best productions, appears today on the excellent US Satamile structure. In 4 cinematographic tracks, our artist located in the suburbs of Lyon delivers here a very personal 12" clearly marked by dark and depressive universes. "P.O.W" opens the A-side with a fast electro breakbeat rhythm raised by unhealthy analogical strings. Less dancefloor, "Biological Entity" serves a perfect beauty, based on some superb atmospheric arrangements and a deep melody. "Delinkant" on the flip offers a worrying vision of the future thanks to the use of skilfully orchestrated synthetic tonalities. At last, "Zeta Reticuli Incident" shows a classic piece founded on a treacherous bassline and lots of old school elements. What to cause great hopes for the forthcoming album!



Artist : Uncotones 

Label : Data Records 

electropianotages / LP

Belgium obscure electro experiments...

the final frontier


Artist : Underground Resistance 

Label : Underground Resistance 

the final frontier / 12"

Back in stock ! A re-press of the 3rd and seminal Underground Resistance 12", released originally in 1991 the 3 tracks have stormed their way into techno history, most notably for the title track and its delicious mix of strings, acid and that timeless UR feel. Essential classic ;)

electronic warfare


Artist : Underground Resistance 

Label : Underground Resistance 

electronic warfare / 12"

Re-issue of the classic 'Electronic Warfare' double pack downsized to the favorite 5 tracks of which some come in a slightly different edit version. Recut and remastered! Must have for those who know.. ;)

where is carlos


Artist : Unit Black Flight 

Label : Strange Life 

where is carlos / 12"

Deep Dark Disco release from Unit Black Flight (another Legowelt's alias ?). All tracks lean towards the John Carpenter soundtrack sound - atmosphere adds to the moody, sceptical feel - a bit like the Squadra Blanco release. Ultra cult deep slowjams in darkness. Run on this monster release !

infiltration and extraction


Artist : Unit Black Flight 

Label : Bunker 

infiltration and extraction / LP

Dark, menacing but ultimately hopeful John Carpenteresque synthesizer fantasies from America's Rust Belt originally released in 2004. Here is the 2016 repress with basic artwork !

the sixth reich pax amerikkkana


Artist : Unit Moebius / Polygamy Boys 

Label : Bunker 

the sixth reich pax amerikkkana / 12"

Review to come..!

history of The Units - the early years: 1977-1983


Artist : Units 

Label : Community Library 

history of The Units - the early years: 1977-1983 / LP

Community Library brings us the 1st ever legitimate reissue of San Francisco’s synth-punk legends, Units ! This is the definitive remastered collection of the band’s most sought-after early singles and selections from their 1st LP, "Digital Stimulation". This anthology is a view not only into the Units’ seminal years, but is also a step into the rich and under-reissued history of San Francisco’s punk, new-wave and post-punk scene. The result combines minimal synth, prog rock, punk energy, and California vibes into a totally unique sound. This reissue features almost all of the material on the band's original LP and 7"s.. Must Have..!



Artist : Univac 

Label : Bunker 

radiation / 12"

Extremely limited repress! We have no idea who Univac actually are, where he, she, or they originate from, but it matters not, as what we can say is that this electro 8-tracker seriously is the business. Harsh, uncompromising, menacing, shadowy, brutal... are all descriptives that spring to mind. If you like your electro to stalk your subconscious prior to a good night's sleep, then this is for you. If this shit doesn't shake your box, then I am not sure what will. Shit hot and deadly! These will not last long!

we just do not know


Artist : Unknown Artist 

Label : Moxie 

we just do not know / 12"

3 track edits 12" on the infamous Moxie label. On the A-side there's "Can The Future Be Remembered ?", a bassdriven cut with an 80's feel and strings that get intenser as the track progresses. The flip has "Me On Girl" by Amin Peck cut up to an extremely minimal track with hard edged arpeggio and dramatic strings later on. Furthermore on the B-side, there's the "11 Miles From Bloxham". Tip ;)

gimme your luv


Artist : Unknown Artist 

Label : D-Classics 

gimme your luv / 12"

The label has been on a roll lately, this time the re-edit package is a split action between our man Orestt, and mysterious (but prety famous Uk Dj) Man From Soho... Orestt grants us with "Closer-To-The-Edge" rerub in the form of Haircut, originaly a Uk disco no-wave obscure 12", and giving love an 80's London classic. Flip side sees Man From Soho going into rooter places with 2 winner cuts on a more afro-meet-southamerica path... Nice !

anywhere / anyone


Artist : Unur 

Label : Genetic Music 

anywhere / anyone / LP

LP vinyl collection of both Unur modern tapes cassette releases ('Anywhere' & 'Anyone': total of 8 songs) released by the wonderful people at Genetic Music in Berlin. The jacket is a foldover of the images for the releases with an inner jacket that includes extra info and artwork. It's pretty snazzy. Analog drum machines and synths mix with some fuzzy guitars and smeared singing to tell us about each of our own apocalypses.. Grrr

total destruction (remixes)


Artist : Ural 13 Diktators 

Label : Forte Records 

total destruction (remixes) / 12"

Brand new versions of "Total Destruction" (the amazing Ural 13's LP) mixed up by another 80's fan : DMX Krew loads a soft electro tune, melodic and groovy, kind of "Expo 2000" from Kraftwerk. Finland Ural 13 Diktators (aka Lauri Virtanen & Lauri Pitkänen) themselves reworks 2 tracks : more housy kick than the original, invasion of funny bleeps taken from a lo-fi videogame and always this unique Hi-Nrg sound ! The Bikini Machine give a killer track : heady melody, smash hit pop song and a crazy bassline tweaked at Cerrone's pool ! Forget Daft Punk and Bob Sinclar, Ural 13 Diktators are the true kings of electronic pop ;)

eleanor rigby


Artist : Uranium 

Label : IPG 

eleanor rigby / 12"

Rare and sought-after ep released in 1979 by a band called Uranium. "Eleanor Rigby" and "Carbon 14" (originally released by The Beatles and C. Mainguy) are Italo Cosmic Disco recoveries of famous pop songs. Nobody can remain motionless when hearing those terrific disco burners. Check this out !

part II


Artist : Urban Electro 

Label : Djax-Up-Beats 

part II / 12"

Funky & haunting pure electro tracks by Arno Peeters (aka Spasms) & Frank De Groodt (aka Fastgraph) from 1997. Original copies !



Artist : UV PØP 

Label : Old Gold 

serious / 12"

UV Pop, also called Ultra Violent Pop (aka John Kevin White) was a British band from Sheffield who released this mighty synth-pop 12" in 1986. This Spannish re-issue from 1996 offers 2 different versions of the track that appears on the "Bendy Baby Man" lp. Really good but also very rare stuff that gave UV Pop a cult status...

no songs tomorrow


Artist : UV POP 

Label : Mannequin 

no songs tomorrow / LP

One of the best UK new-wave reissue from the 80's. UV PŘP were an early 80's post-punk group from the South Yorkshire region of England. Their sound was regionally bleak and they used staccato, angular guitars lines, with vocals ranged from spoken repeated mantras to whispered and shouted political poetics. An excerpt from the album's liner notes penned by JP Shea helps explain the political climate during which this album was recorded: "In the 80's there was nothing to smile about; nothing to smile for. The person whom some called wrongly the iron lady brought vengeful spiteful selfishness and a narrow-minded out- look into all our lives. Instead of love and respect there was: a 3-day week, Miners strike, and The Falklands War. The sound of UV PŘP has always been a sophisticated blend of sadness; with morose North Country sense and a humorous confrontational sensibility. So, you might ask why 'No Songs Tomorrow'? There is the answer. UV PŘP and John White were as certain as anybody there was a strong possibility there might not be anything left with which to make a tomorrow.. The fight back, the resistance came in the miners' strike, on the streets of north Ireland and in the sovereignty of popular culture. And, there was plenty of that in Yorkshire and particularly in the southernmost parts of that region. Working class poets had not all died with the Victorians. The Rough Trade charts for one week in 1982 tell a very interesting story. Alongside acts of the caliber of Sisters of Mercy, Robert Wyatt, Sex Gang Children and Virgin Prunes are UV PŘP, their place well-earned." Here is the reissue of their classic 1981 album..

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