out now: Orphx – Primordial State (Live Archives 1994-1995) [Ekstasis]

 

Artist:
Orphx

 

Title:
Primordial State (Live Archives 1994-1995)

 

Label:
Ekstasis

 

Cat#:
ES02

 

Release Date:
23rd July 2021

 

Format:
cassette & download

 

Tracklist:
Side A-01.
Veil Of Dream

Side A-02.
Morbid Desire

Side A-03.
Dead City Broadcast

Side A-04.
Final Exit

Side A-05.
Excruciate

Side A-06.
Juliette

Side A-07.
Spirits Rising

Side A-08.
EEG Measurements

Side A-09.
Samsara

Side B-01.
Cellular Resonance

Side B-02.
Lysis

Side B-03.
Moral Decay

Side B-04.
Ekstasis

Side B-05.
Sparagmos

Side B-06.
Life After Life

Side B-07.
Primordial State

 

Press Info:
This collection of live recordings is a deep dive into the nightmarish soundscapes and destroyed rhythms that characterized the early work of the project.

Edited into a continuous mix, Primordial State conjures the ritualistic, dreamlike atmosphere of early Orphx performances and shows how studio material was developed and mutated through live improvisation, including the nascent forms of compositions that would later appear on the Fragmentation album (re-released as an expanded box set on Hospital Productions in 2020).

Now available on C60 released by Ekstasis: a platform for experimental and electronic music based in Canada.

 

Snippets:
soon

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Ekstasis”

more soon

 

Special:
“Live in Montreal + NYC, 2017”

 

Recommendations:
Orphx’ “Learn To Suffer” on Sonic Groove Records
“Light Bringer” by Orphx & JK Flesh on Hospital Productions
Orphx’ “Learn To Suffer” on Sonic Groove Records
Orphx’ “Pitch Black Mirror” on HANDS | Sonic Groove Records
Orphx’ self-released “Berghain:Live in Berlin”

 

Buy Cassette:
Orphx @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Buy Download:
Orphx @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Booking:
Pull Proxy

 

Websites:
Orphx

 

out now: DRIADA – Край [Routine Records]

 

Artist:
DRIADA

 

Title:
Край

 

Label:
Routine Records

 

Cat#:
ROUTINE011

 

Release Date:
23rd July 2021

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Вечный Ночной

02.
Край

03.
Когда Русалка Плачет

04.
До Начала Времён

05.
Décadence

06.
Lull Kill

07.
Horrowod

08.
Из Коры

09.
Drown in My Eyes

 

Press Info:
DRIADA is presenting her second album called Край / Land. The sound-producer and singer-songwriter from Moscow delivers her release under a slogan «I will tell you a fairy-tale». Of mermaids and dragons. Of a dark land where you shouldn’t go because creature in armor wander there. Of a fairy who runs with her lover into the woods, leaving her sisters. Of a round dance from which people disappear. Of a little house made of bark and moss.

From cyber-folk to synth pop and EBM, DRIADA creates her musical net out of three languages: Russian, English and French.

The track Drown in My Eyes has a big story behind it. This song once was stolen from DRIADA as it was meant to be a collaboration with one Russian sound-producer. He released the track under his name only, not mentioning DRIADA and assigning her voice and song to himself. Luckily, the track was soon deleted and now the girl has created her own music for her song, which, according to her words, is more worth attention than the previous version.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Special:
“New Brvtalism No. 261”

 

Recommendations:
DRIADA’s self-released “Travushka (Znzl Remix)”
stuff on Routine Records we already featured

 

Buy Download:
Routine Records @ Bandcamp
iTunes
7Digital
more soon

 

Commercial Streaming Serives:
soon

 

Websites:
DRIADA
Routine Records

 
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out now: Various – Dream Baby Dream Volume One [Dream Baby Dream]

 

Artist:
Various

 

Title:
Dream Baby Dream Volume One

 

Label:
Dream Baby Dream

 

Cat#:
none

 

Release Date:
26th May 2021

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Phase Fatale + Unhuman
Fünf Euro Bitte

02.
Fairground Of Tears
Shadows

03.
Halv Drøm
Ornias

04.
Acid Couple
Blowout

05.
Zachery Allan Starkey
Force
[feat. Bernard Sumner]
(Short Edit)

06.
Primary
Refactor
(Instrumental)

07.
Peter Kirn
Cyborg Enabler

08.
Patrick DSP
Total Control

09.
Sarin
World Condition
(Mædon Remix)

10.
Clarissa
Abhorred

11.
Front 313
Isolate

12.
Adam X
Recon Mission
(Sarin Remix)

13.
Miles Brown
The Gateway

14.
Soft Riot
A Spade Is Played Again

15.
Operant
Imagine If Your Hand Were A Drug

16.
Spit Mask
Everything Burns

17.
Candy
Exit To The Beat

18.
Mædon
Blood Is Beauty

19.
Liineas
Dancing With Myself

20.
Raum
L ‘Isle Tornoiant

21.
3.14
Fake Placebo
[feat. In Atlas]

22.
Ason Teva
Malmilian

23.
The Horrorist
I Hope Your Dreams Come True

 

Press Info:
DREAM BABY DREAM, Berlin’s avant garde cocktail parlour presents a 23 track various artist compilation record from the artists who regularly curate party nights or support the bar. This first installment ‘VA VOLUME ONE’ is a fundraiser to help the bar make it through this COVID 19 pandemic.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Buy Download:
Dream Baby Dream @ Bandcamp
iTunes
more soon

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
Tidal
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Youtube Music

 

Websites:
Dream Baby Dream

 

out now: Templər – Myths And Consequences [HANDS]

 

Artist:
Templər

 

Title:
Myths And Consequences

 

Label:
HANDS

 

Cat#:
HANDSD298

 

Release Date:
04th June 2021

 

Format:
CD, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Road To Jounieh

02.
Let The Soul Chase The Sorrows

03.
A True Terror Corporation
[feat. Incendie]

04.
Le Crime Par La Pensée

05.
Under Pressure

06.
Camera Silens

07.
Myths and Consequences
[feat. Lapse Of Reason]

08.
I Shared A Whiskey With A Ghost

09.
The Inner Flame 04:11
10.
A True Terror Corporation
[feat. Incendie]
(Esplendor Geométrico Remix)

11.
A True Terror Corporation
[feat. Incendie]
(Test Dept TTC:ITT Mix)

12.
A True Terror Corporation
[feat. Incendie]
(Orphx Remix)

13.
A True Terror Corporation
[feat. Incendie]
(Geistform Remix)

14.
A True Terror Corporation
[feat. Incendie]

 

Press Info:
HANDS proudly welcomes Templer, the solo project by Thomas Chalandon of Imperial Black Unit, with a very special album release: A 14-tracks masterpiece, a one-of-a-kind album, inspired by industrial, techno and rhythm’n’noise, and yet truly genre-defying. Full value is provided by nine massive tracks and five ingenious remixes of an outstanding track of the album.

Berlin-based Frenchman Chalandon is a known face in the industrial techno underground, being one half of the EBM-heavy Imperial Black Unit as well as the founder of the AreaZ label. Given the range of influences that figure in the Templer sound, the dominant feature is an almost classic slow and grinding industrial sludge that sways. between driving dance floor rhythms and the ominous abyss. The nine original tracks on “Myths and Consequences” deal with sinister subject matters like Isolation and dystopian repression and the overall mood is a permeating atmosphere of anxiousness that sucks you in.

The guitar-heavy “A true Terror Corporation” is a track that instantly takes you back to the hey-days of industrial music. As the icing on the cake, it is this tune that gets remixed by no less than five undisputed heavyweight champions who add their distinct stamp: The repetitive primitivism of Esplendor Geométrico, the grandeur of Test Dept, the rhythmic ingenuity of Orphx, the hypnotic resonance of Geistform and the melodic, tribal finale by Harsh Mentor.

“Myths and Consequences” is a tribute to the old school industrial sound without being old school at all: A highly diverse and innovative piece of art.

 

Snippets:
@ HANDS @ Bandcamp

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Let The Soul Chase The Sorrows”

“Myths And Consequences” [feat. Lapse Of Reason]

 

Special:
“The Forgotten CCXXXI”

 

Recommendations:
New Frames’ “Schweres Wasser” on HANDS
Crystal Geometry’s “State Of Play” on HANDS
Monolith’s “Unnatural Bodies” on HANDS
Monya’s “Straight Ahead” on HANDS

 

Buy CD:
HANDS @ Bandcamp
PopOnaut
Amazon GER
more soon

 

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HANDS @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
soon

 

Websites:
Templər
HANDS

 

out now: Sylph – Silver As It Was Before [Mute]

 

Artist:
Sylph

 

Title:
Silver As It Was Before

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
MUTE612

 

Release Date:
21st May 2021

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
In The Morning Light
[feat. Nicolas Bougaïeff]

02.
Braid
[feat. Terence Fixmer]

03.
Tears Fall From The Sun
[feat. Rrose]

 

Press Info:
New Mute signing Sylph has announced details of Silver As It Was Before, the debut 3-track EP out on Mute on 21 May 2021.

Sylph is the solo project of former S.C.U.M founder and vocalist, Thomas Cohen, who began, several years ago, to bring a new musical project to life. Intended to be both psychedelic and collaborative in nature, it would be informed by notions of space and congregation, and built loosely around the concept of ‘mass’. This project eventually grew into Sylph; an elemental mix of electronic grit and club zing.

First track, ‘Braid’, a collaboration with French techno producer and artist, Terence Fixmer, is a slice of wiry techno that emits an industrial buzz. “That track was actually written about meeting Terence for the first time, although I haven’t told him that,” laughs Cohen. “I think I’m always looking for that in between space, and that is what I’m trying to bring with the vocal on that track.”

Sylph’s alien soundscapes have more in common with the after-dark scuzziness of S.C.U.M, so it felt natural to return to Mute, who released the band’s debut album in 2011. “On this new project I wanted to fuse the singer-songwriter format of having a verse or a chorus, with a harder electronic repetition,” explains Cohen.

Together with a techno collaborators Regis, Terence Fixmer, Nicolas Bougaïeff and Rrose, Cohen poured his ideas and inspirations, from architecture to textiles, into a series of club-tinged EPs, set for release through 2021.

 

Snippets:
@ Bleep

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Braid”

“Tears Fall From The Sun”

 

Videos:
“Braid”

“In The Morning Light”

 

Special:
Terence Fixmer – “Dekmantel Podcast 162”

Rrose – “at Dekmantel Festival 2016”

Nicolas Bougaïeff – “Earmilk Presents …”

 

Related Releases:
one track single “In The Morning Light (Terence Fixmer Remix)” on Mute
one track single “Braid (Nicolas Bougaïeff Remix)” on Mute
2 track single “Braid” on Mute

 

Recommendations:
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s “Higher Up The Spiral” on Mute
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s “The Upward Spiral” on Mute
S.C.U.M’s “Again Into Eyes” on Mute
Terence Fixmer’s “Electric Ghosts EP” on Planete Rouge Records
Terence Fixmer’s EP “The Swarm” on NovaMute
Terence Fixmer’s EP “Dance Of The Comets” on NovaMute
Terence Fixmer’s EP “Oppression” on Planete Rouge Records
Terence Fixmer’s “Techno Body Archives 1998 – 2008” on Planete Rouge
Terence Fixmer’s album “Through The Cortex” on Ostgut Ton
Terence Fixmer’s album “Depth Charged” on CLR

 

Buy Vinyl:
MuteBank
Sister Ray
Rough Trade
Bleep
Boomkat
WOM
Juno
Decks
OYE Records
Deejay
more soon

 

Buy Download:
Bleep
iTunes
Amazon
more soon

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
Tidal
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Spotify
Youtube Music

 

Websites:
Sylph
Rrose
Terence Fixmer
Nicolas Bougaïeff
Mute Deutschland @ Facebook
Mute @ Facebook
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