out for a while: SÆLEM – Behind Bars EP [Matière]

 

Artist:
SÆLEM

 

Title:
Behind Bars EP

 

Label:
Matière

 

Cat#:
tba

 

Release Date:
11th May 2020

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Opening Gate


02.
A 3 AM Walk


03.
Agarsia

 

Press Info:
We are very proud to release SAELEM’s debut EP “Behind Bars”. A deep epic breath wraps these three tracks that skillfully blend industrial violence and inspired shimmering melodies to plunge you into a real apocalyptique ravy atmosphere.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Special:
“Conspiracy Podcast 025”

 

Recommendations:
compilation “VA004” on Matière
compilation “VA003” on Matière

 

Buy Digital:
SÆLEM @ Bandcamp

 

Websites:
SÆLEM
Matière

 

out now: Various – VA004 [Matière]

 

Artist:
Various

 

Title:
VA004

 

Label:
Matière

 

Cat#:
MTRVA004

 

Release Date:
14th September 2020

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Blaxad
Sodastream Love

02.
Yrsen
Atmospheric Poison

03.
Meroj & Blaxad
Neotera

04.
Tim Williams
TwentyFourHours

05.
y0ta
Sacrifice To The Gods

06.
Walter
Karenn’s Revenge

07.
LAZE
6 Millions

 

Press Info:
Sodastream Love
Blaxad’s contribution is a perfect track to open the Ep, wrapping us into beautiful ethereal harmonic arrangements.

Atmospheric Poison
Yrsen displays his ability to plunge us into living atmosphere by creating incredible soundscape in this dense and textured composition.

Neotera
Meroj & Blaxad team up on this dark but elegant production. Opening on a quite mental techno atmosphere the track then evolves into a brighter composition.

TwentyFourHours
This mind blowing track shrouded in mesmerizing harmonies reflects the melodic touch the London based producer has perfected thoughout his musical carreer. Get ready to experience an emotional tornado.

Sacrifice To The Gods
Take a shot of energy with epic track, consisting of harsh industrial sound and hard hitting techno kicks: a real commitment to the rave.

Karenn’s Revenge
With deep pounding kicks and synths striking as harsh as lightning bolts, Matiere’s founder provides a powerful track skillfuly infused with breakbeat patterns.

6 Millions
LAZE very first release offers us a glimpse of her unique Sound signature, blending dreamy synth patterns peppered with classic breakbeat rhythms creating a both soothing and sparkling track.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Specials:
Blaxad – “Podcast 002”

Yrsen – “Podcast Matière 14”

Meroj – “La Pépithèque #2”

Tim Williams – “Don’trust_002 – Gängeviertel 08/03/19”

y0ta – “Arkam Podcast #10”

 

Recommendations:
Tim Williams’ “TAR45” on Taro Records
Blaxad’s self-released EP “No Numbers EP”
Blaxad’s self-released EP “For Letters”
Blaxad’s self-released EP “The Acts Of A Play”
Blaxad’s self-released EP “Tomorrow’s Choice”
compilation “VA003” on Matière

 

Buy Digital:
Matière @ Bandcamp

 

Websites:
Matière

 

out now: Various – VA003 [Matière]

 

Artist:
Various

 

Title:
VA003

 

Label:
Matière

 

Cat#:
MTRVA003

 

Release Date:
15th October 2019

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Demian
Tesseract

02.
Television Is God
No Salvation

03.
U.r.trax
Walk of Pain

04.
16H07
Slaye En Darkster

05.
The Aurem
Suffering Inspires Me

06.
Blaxad
Shotgun Law

07.
BXTR
Human Enhancer

 

Press Info:
Demian’s “Tesseract” strikes hard with its poisonous bite, giving off a soaring Ebm-infused energy sculpted in whirling acid lines. A track tinged with a dark sensuality, and set with a hollow vocal (a sample from the goth industrial/ebm project Leæther Strip) rising from beyond the grave that, like a gloomy incantation, brings the damned souls back to life to taste the pleasure of a last filthy rave.

U.r.trax plunges us into a deep and cold universe with “Walk Of Pain”, driven by a commanding and war-like techno pace ; a cinematic trip throughout an oppressive and anxiety-provoking scenery, The perfect track to illustrate Sisyphus’ eternal pain in the bleak depths of the Underworld.

“No Salvation” by Television Is God offers a track loaded with electric energy. This twisted – almost shamanic- aura is boosted by this unexpected vocal ; a sample from work songs recorded during the 50’s by jailed Afro-americans. This vibrating voice echoes from above, carrying something harrowing and adding another layer of intensity to this piece of work.

The track “Human Enhancer”, as the title suggests, draws its inspiration from transhumanism, IA and Cybernetics, which are the narrative threads of BXTR’s productions. Opening on a brief twisted industrial outlook the track then expands into a fast and hypnotic but yet quite somber groove whose powerful magnetism attracts us. The whirling notes of the colourful melody warm up the cold romantism displayed by the rhythmic structure.

With “Slaye En Darkster” 16h07 offers a hybride and corrosive production. The hammering kicks give the track an earth-shaking dynamic and the shiny saturation dazzles us of its mournful frenzy. A very wild melodic track pervaded with trash energy, whose insane burst of epileptic euphoria immediately seizes us.

In “Suffering Inspires Me”, The Aurem blends the dynamism of fast-paced drum arrangements with his taste for very inspired harmonies. A kind of elegiac piece of work that conveys the inner turmoils of the mind. The softness radiating from the pads shrouds the industrial violence of the drums with spleen, and the intoxicating melody plunges us into deep dreamy and poetic atmosphere.

“Shotgun Law” by Blaxad begins on a quite enigmatic introduction. Opening on striking rythmic arrangements driven by a rough kick, it tends to convey a cold and mysterious atmosphere, all the more accentuated by a metalic-taste infused and twisted vocal. However the composition evolves to another tone with the synth throwing this celestial bright melody, which sounds both fragile and powerful, and shrouds the tribal energy of the drums with majesty. As a result it is a very moving and thrilling composition permeated with contrasts, between light and dark, that will surely makes you thrill.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Specials:
Blaxad – “#PayeTonSet – S01E02”

U.r.trax – “The Techno’s Children [PDCST112]”

16H07 – “Substantiv Podcast 083”

The Aurem – “31/06/2018 XXXXXX”

BXTR – “Ismcast Presents …”

 

Recommendations:
Blaxad’s self-released EP “For Letters”
Blaxad’s self-released EP “The Acts Of A Play”
Blaxad’s self-released EP “Tomorrow’s Choice”

 

Buy Digital:
Matière @ Bandcamp

 

Websites:
Matière