out soon: Soft Crash – Spritzkrieg EP [Bite]

 

Artist:
Soft Crash

 

Title:
Spritzkrieg EP

 

Label:
Bite

 

Cat#:
BITE016.5

 

Release Date:
27th November 2020

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Spritzkrieg

02.
Haute Surveillance

03.
Unusual Poses

 

Press Info:
Berghain resident Phase Fatale and Pablo Bozzi of Imperial Black Unit debut new collaboration Soft Crash with genrebending EP on BITE.

Soft Crash is the new music collaboration formed by Hayden Payne, aka Berghain resident Phase Fatale and Pablo Bozzi of Imperial Black Unit. Combining references such as William S. Burroughs and J.G. Ballard respectively, the project also functions to explore the fetishization of technology and the body and how the line between those is perpetually blurring. Increasingly, humans are reshaped and controlled by modern technology to an abysmal state; meanwhile, this technologically-made music can reinsert some emotion to try to bring back out a romantic sensibility and connection.

Bozzi and Payne, both based in Berlin, have been at the top of the industrial techno and ebm circuit through the last several years and have shared the stage on numerous occasions in their respective projects. As well, Bozzi released his debut solo EP on Phase Fatale’s label BITE earlier this year. But their mutual love for music outside of that sphere is what brought them together to form this alliance. Attempting to throw off the dark and authoritative stereotypes of the current music scene they helped foster, Payne and Bozzi look to their core influences of synthwave, disco, and early techno to carve a new path as italo body music pioneers.

The Spritzkrieg EP presents 3 tracks serving as just a bite of what will follow in their full length album for 2021. Each song serves as a view into the pool of subgeneres that they are exploring: from Frankfurt prototrance and techno to driving italo disco and new beat to drowned out electro on the verge of 90s Warp-alike ambient. Both trained musicians, Soft Crash brings melody back into the fold, creating intelligent, melancholic hooks combined with sensual, pulsating rhythm. It can convey the artists’ emotions in a picturesque way that just words themselves cannot. Music that would fit perfectly in the largest concrete techno halls as well as the sleaziest lab disco nights.

 

Snippets:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Haute Surveillance”

“Spritzkrieg”

more soon

 

Video Special:
“Second Sight @ HÖR / October 15 / 8pm-10pm”

 

Recommendations:
Phase Fatale’s “Scanning Backwards” on Ostgut Ton
Phase Fatale’s “Reverse Fall” on Ostgut Ton
Phase Fatale’s “Redeemer” on Hospital Productions
all featured Bite stuff

 

Buy Vinyl:
soon

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Booking:
Ostgut Booking for Phase Fatale
Grey Area Agency for Pablo Bozzi

 

Websites:
Phase Fatale
Pablo Bozzi
Bite @ Instagram

 

© Photo By Arthur Boudet

out for a while: Wvalaam Klous – Living Hell [Brvtalist Sound Recordings]

 

Artist:
Wvalaam Klous

 

Title:
Living Hell

 

Label:
Brvtalist Sound Recordings

 

Cat#:
BSR001

 

Release Date:
26th March 2020

 

Format:
cassette & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Welcome To The Darkside 03:37
02.
Express Yourself

03.
Suffer

04.
Living Hell
(The Gates Of Hell)

05.
Unhinged

06.
Waiting For The Worms

07.
Fleisch Eats Me

08.
The Art Of Noise

09.
Living Hell
(Sharpening My Knives Remix)

10.
Suffer
(Fairground Of Tears Remix)

 

Press Info:
Brvtalist Sound Recordings is proud to present the debut album from Wvalaam Klous – a conceptual artist based in London, combining ideas utilizing various forms of sound design.

Welcome to the Dark Side!

Through self imposed isolation, a world was created in a bid to escape a reality of sadness, utter chaos and destruction. There is a war going on in the underworld, I am fighting for my sanity, the gates of hell, endless torture, where evil screams, a realm where all the pain and suffering goes. Everything is falling apart, trapped in a void, grinding into emptiness. The never-ending grey sky, overpowering drones, heavy machinery, sharp metal scraping concrete, the towering cranes, hanging in the distance.

All tracks were written and captured during real life outbursts of insanity, depression and suffering.

 

Snippets:
@ Beatport Classic

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Suffer (Fairground Of Tears Remix)”

“Fleisch Eats Me (Living Hell)”

“Welcome To The Dark Side”

 

Recommendations:
Wvalaam Klous’ “Misery EP” on RND. Records
compilation “Die Erlösung: Kapitel 1” w/ Wvalaam Klous on Crave Tapes
madwoman’s “Psychedelic Force” on Brvtalist Sound Recordings

 

Buy Cassette:
Brvtalist Sound Recordings @ Bandcamp

 

Buy Digital:
Brvtalist Sound Recordings @ Bandcamp
JunoDownload
Beatport Classic
TraxSource
more soon

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
Spotify
Tidal
Deezer
Youtube Music

 

Websites:
Wvalaam Klous
Brvtalist Sound Recordings

 

out for a while: Wvalaam Klous – Misery EP [RND. Records]

 

Artist:
Wvalaam Klous

 

Title:
Misery EP

 

Label:
RND. Records

 

Cat#:
RND.R027

 

Release Date:
25th February 2019

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Convulsions

02.
Burn In Hell

03.
Misery

04.
Jussst

 

Press Info:
Misery…

Through emotion, energy is born.
With force, the energy is filtered through sound.
Distorted fragments with a desire to shift through space, frequencies that intertwine and become what is.
A profound journey, capturing moments through sound.
You can never re-capture a moment, a recording will always be different and the feeling will be changed or lost.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Recommendations:
compilation “Die Erlösung: Kapitel 1” w/ Wvalaam Klous on Crave Tapes
stuff on RND. Records

 

Buy Digital:
RND. Records @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Websites:
Wvalaam Klous
RND. Records

 

out now: Lebanon Hanover – Sci​-​Fi Sky [Fabrika Records]

 

Artist:
Lebanon Hanover

 

Title:
Sci​-​Fi Sky

 

Label:
Fabrika Records

 

Cat#:
tba

 

Release Date:
20th October 2020 (digital)
30th October 2020 (vinyl & CD)

 

Format:
CD, vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Living On The Edge

02.
Golden Child

03.
Garden Gnome

04.
Digital Ocean

05.
The Last Thing

06.
Angel Face

07.
Hard Drug

08.
Third Eye In Shanghai

09.
Your Pure Soul

10.
Come Kali Come

 

Press Info:
No other pairing in the history of Darkwave ever matched the unfettered creativity, resolve, and DIY attitude from the collaboration between the two creative minds that compromise Lebanon Hanover.

The meeting of the Swiss musician Larissa Georgiou, aka Larissa Iceglass and British artist William Maybelline a decade ago in the latter’s hometown of Sunderland in the UK, was a monumental occasion, reverberating throughout the European music scene and even across the Atlantic.

Lebanon Hanover would emerge from the peak of the world-wide minimal wave revival, with their 2011 split 7-inch record with La Fete Triste issued as the catalog debut of Europe’s most ubiquitous Techno-Industrial EBM labels, Aufnahme + Wiedergabe.

With Berlin as their new physical home, William and Larissa would soon, however, join the Fabrika Records family. From here, they would go on to release two full-length albums through the Athens based label, starting in early 2012 with their winter debut LP The World Is Getting Colder, and it’s All Hallows Eve follow up Why Not Just Be Solo.

It was Lebanon Hanover’s 2013 third studio outing Tomb for Two that would go on to cement the duo’s legacy, with the album’s single “Gallow Dance” becoming a post-punk anthem for the times, with artwork became the band’s defacto logo. Not only that, the song “Sadness is Rebellion”, also featured on the album, became the band’s official Mantra.

Two years would pass before the release of 2015’s critically acclaimed fourth record, “Besides the Abyss”. In the intervening years, William and Larissa, initially a couple, would find other partners, and relocate to Athens.

Meanwhile, Lebanon Hanover as a live act would expand rapidly in popularity, exceeding capacity during their performances at Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, and performing sold-out shows across Europe and the UK.

With the playful Babes of the 80s maxi-single released in the interim, three years would pass before the next record from Lebanon Hanover, with 2018’s Let Them Be Alien, the band’s fifth studio album.

At the dawn of the global pandemic, where dystopian nightmares that were only ever seen before within the pages of books and flashes of silver screen celluloid, has become a daily reality, a new kind of darkness envelops the world. It was at this Lebanon Hanover returned, sharing a glimmer of hope with the single “The Last Thing,” the duo’s first song from their forthcoming sixth studio album Sci-Fi Sky.

Spanning an epic journey across ten tracks that wander through industrial landscapes, and ascend beyond the atmospheric aether, Sci Fi Sky is Lebanon Hanover’s most cohesive artistic statement to date. With their icy hearts on their sleeves, this is the culmination of a decade’s worth of musical creativity radiating from the minds of both Iceglass and Maybelline, and altogether an otherworldly beacon of hope in a time of sheer darkness.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Videos:
“Digital Ocean”

“The Last Thing”

 

Buy CD:
Lebanon Hanover @ Bandcamp
Flight 13
PopOnaut
InfraRot
HMV
more soon

 

Buy Vinyl:
Lebanon Hanover @ Bandcamp
PopOnaut
InfraRot
HMV
Flight 13
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Lebanon Hanover @ Bandcamp
iTunes
more soon

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
Spotify
Deezer
Tidal
Youtube Music

 

Booking:
Voulez Vous Danser

 

Websites:
Lebanon Hanover
Fabrika Records

 

© Photo By Polar Noire

out now: Various – Tortura Para Todos [Shishi Records]

 

Artist:
Various

 

Title:
Tortura Para Todos

 

Label:
Shishi Records

 

Cat#:
SHI002

 

Release Date:
10th November 2020

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
The Marquis
Scab

02.
Baroque
Enish

03.
Mvqx
Dungeon Of The Self

04.
The Undertaker’s Tapes
Thou Shall Die Only Twice

05.
Milicia Del Donbáss
Falsa Propaganda

06.
Dim Deck
Headbutt And Run

07.
Bad Faith Actor
Do Not Resuscitate

08.
USER
Guerrilla Warfare

 

Press Info:
We are proud to present our second Various Artist compilation.
Includes 8 Artists: The Marquis, BAROQUE, MVQX, Milicia del Donbass, The Undertaker’s Tapes, User, Dim Deck, Bad Faith Actor.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Video:
The Marquis – “SCAB”

 

Specials:
The Marquis – “Тёмная Материя — ТМ016”

The Undertaker’s Tapes – “Knife Podcast 109”

Dim Deck – “Knife Podcast 114”

Bad Faith Actor – “BTS Podcast 182”

 

Recommendations:
The Marquis’ “Sodomie Et Violence EP” on RND. Records
EP “In The Glory Of Idols” by The Marquis & Black Egg on Periphylla Records
compilation “Age Of Panic” w/ The Marquis track on 9ravesnuff
compilation “ASM-II” w/ The Undertaker’s Tapes track on Forkha
compilation “Die Erlösung (Kapitel 1)” w/ The Undertaker’s Tapes track on Crave Tapes
compilation “Sect Of Serpents” on Shishi Records

 

Buy Digital:
Shishi Records @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Websites:
Shishi Records