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  • 01. Switch
    02. Hollywood Smile
    03. What’s New
    04. Worms
    05. Salary Man
    06. Government Whore 07. Somewhere
    08. The Bitter Pill
    09. Parking Lot
    10. Complexe

    THE PILL

    Hollywood Smile

    [engl] Gimme, Gimme, Gimme Desire, an everlasting grip of that youthful energy, that fire and fury you felt playing a style of music that gives you a lifelong addiction and appreciation. If you’ve once been part of that certain something, that became part of your identity, it never lets you go. Drummer Sascha, bassist Jan, guitarists Philipp and Tobias know how it is getting older but still feeling the fire. The four friends shook up the scenes out of Frankfurt in the 90s and 00s. They played in different bands, they toured Europe and the US of A, they were mods, punks, hardcore kids. And they never lost their connection and love for their music. That’s why they got together some years back, rehearsing and writing songs just for the heck of it. Out of pure desperation the four of them were thinking about staying a goddamn instrumental band, maybe working with projections and shit to fog the fact that there was something initial missing: a singer. The road was calling their names, and they wanted to play shows and let you and you and you know what they got... So, they gave it one last try to find somebody to fill the void behind the mic. What helped was a platform – basically Tinder for musicians – to find that certain somebody. They kept it simple and only dropped one thing: #blackflag. On the other side of the screen there is Sam, a mystical, ghostly punkrock fairy. Sam shares that same hashtag, and she wants to sing. So, why not give it a try? Sam takes the offer, shows up in the rehearsal space, and the rest is history. Sam owns it. Sam is prepared. Sam can sing, scream, kick ass and has the lyrics to back it all up! On different occasions they now set stages on fire. They played a sweaty show in a packed Molotow cellar at Reeperbahn Festival, they joined the “Female Fronted Is Not A Genre” festival at legendary SO36 in Berlin and took the place by storm. They are ready. They were born ready. And they have that record to prove it. As any classic hardcore/punk LP it’s almost over before it started. Ten songs in twenty minutes. That’s the way. I Am A God sets the tone: “You think that I’m a girl?”, Sam asks, “Let me tell you I am a god/ And you know that I’m heaven sent.” What else would Sam be? The legendary hashtagged Californian hardcore icons drip out of every note here. This is old-school knowledge, played today. Fast, furious, and packed with energy. But it’s way more than just a bland tribute. It’s a middle-finger that finds its own direction. Salary Man allows itself a certain amount of melody – also carried by Sam who obviously can do more than bellow. Or Somewhere that shows that The Pill is a more dimensional band that can even Hüsker Dü things up if they are willing to. The Bitter Pill presents itself surprisingly angular and kind of melancholic. And What’s New almost makes its way into post-hardcore territory. Inbetween Switch and Off give you all the Greg Ginn vs. Dez Cadena your damaged souls were desperately striving for.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    05.04.2024
    EAN
    EAN 4260016922314
     
  • 01. Zind
    02. Back To Heldon
    03. Northernland Lady
    04. Ouais, Marchais, Mieux Qu'en 68 (Ex : Le Voyageur)
    05. Circulus Vitiosus
    06. Ballade Pour Puig Antich, Révolutionnaire Assassiné En Espagne
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    HELDON

    Electronique Guerilla (Heldon I) (50th Anniversary Edition)

    [engl] In 1973, 22-year old Richard Pinhas was well on his way to becoming a full-time philosopher. He had almost finished his Ph.D and begun teaching at the University of Paris. But he also had a hobby: writing music and recording it himself. When he submitted a few tracks to British label E.G. (home of King Crimson and Roxy Music), the imprint was interested, but Pinhas was frustrated to find out he’d have to wait a year for them to release anything. So Pinhas put out his first album on his own label, Disjuncta. He called the project Heldon (from a location in Norman Spinrad’s 1972 sci-fi novel “The Iron Dream”). It might have been the first self-released rock record in France. “Or at least the first one that worked,” says Pinhas. “It was like a musical and political event in France. Musical because there were few artists using synthesizers here, or even in the world. And political because we tried to say that the big companies make everything bad and their records are too expensive.” Most of “Electronique Guerilla” was made by Pinhas alone, but “Ouais, Marchais, Mieux Qu’en 68” featured five collaborators, including one of his mentors, Gilles Deleuze. Over winding guitars and pointed percussion, the French philosopher reads lyrics taken from Friedrich Nietzsche’s “The Voyager and His Shadow”. Despite being self-released – with Pinhas himself delivering some stock directly to record stores — “Electronique Guerilla” quickly sold over 19,000 copies. That convinced Pinhas he should make and release more music by himself — but he would have little time for philosophy. “I had to make a decision, because at that point in France, you couldn’t do two jobs,” he remembers. “So I made this very bad choice to be a rock ’n’ roll musician.” It’s a choice he’s stuck to for four decades, and the fiery “Electronique Guerilla” provided a potent spark.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.03.2024
    EAN
    EAN 4015698855036
     
  • 01. S O U N D
    02. Dancer.
    03. Useless Life
    04. Say it isn’t So
    05. Prolonging
    06. Sun
    07. Good Times
    08. L O M L
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    LO FAT ORCHESTRA

    LFO_09

    Die Aschenbecher im Musikkeller werden kalt. Niemand hustet, das Bier schmeckt schal, und der in Zeitlupe drehenden Discokugel fehlen die Pailletten. Nur ein kleines Leuchtschild scheint auf den Tresen. Tonight: LO FAT ORCHESTRA – New Wave HIT-MACHINE from Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Die Band – drei Männer mit einem Sinn für runde Melodien – macht sich zu einer Geisterfahrt auf. „I‘m not your dancer“, singt Chrisi Schmid, der Sänger hinter dem mächtigen Synthesizer, der die Texte schreibt, ohne sie aufzuschreiben. „I‘m not your fucker.“ Ich bin nicht deine Marionette, du Clown. Das ist die Essenz des neuen Lo-Fat-Albums „LFO_09“, das acht Songs beinhaltet. Dass der Name des Albums genauso gut von einem Ufo stammen könnte, ist konsequent. Man muss nicht dazugehören oder cool sein wollen, um cool zu sein. Im Zweifel für den Zweifel. „I was afraid to talk to you“, singt Chrisi im Song „Sound“, und sein Synthie hüpft einen wilden Tanz. „I was afraid I won‘t like you. And I didn‘t want to be like you.“ Eine Gitarre braucht die Band noch immer nicht. Der Bass arbeitet für zwei (neuer Bassist ist Dominic Rubli). Schlagzeuger Daniel Zimmermann wechselt scheinbar mühelos zwischen Karacho, Balladeskem und Fliessband. „Love is for free“, singt Chrisi in der wundervollen Ballade „Good Times“. „This place is killing me.“
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    29.02.2024
    EAN
    EAN 4260016922260
     
  • 01. Anatolian Soul
    02. Mavi

    IPEK YOLU

    Anatolian Soul II

    [engl] Second part of this small series. More funky turkish tunes. limited on 250 copies.
    Format
    7" lim
    Release-Datum
    23.02.2024
    EAN
    EAN 4260016922376
     
  • 01. Society's Face
    02. Not There
    03. Chamber
    04. Lay On The Tracks
    05. Violent Dreams
    06. Impending Doom
    07. No Funeral
    08. Brink Of Collapse
    09. My Walls
    10. Grey Paint
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    CRAWL SPACE

    My God?.?.?. What've I Done?

    [engl] Ten short sharp blasts of ultra-frenetic, intense and to-the-point American hardcore punk in the vein of Negative FX, Agnostic Front, The Abused and Deathwish. They sure don’t waste time with any unessentials. What they have done is take a little more time with “My God…” since the previous tapes and 7” to expand on their sound and enrich the overall listening experience. A couple of these triumphant new epics are more than one minute in length so consider this their step up to Long Play maturity. Crawl Space has emerged from the basement and stepped into the daylight ready to stomp your ears out. This MLP is downright nasty.
    Format
    LP purple
    Release-Datum
    17.02.2024
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    17.02.2024
     
  • 01. Grim Depths
    02. Pitiful Nest
    03. Subservient
    04. Obsolete
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    VIOLIN

    s/t

    [engl] London’s singular maelstrom, Violin, has arrived at ILRHQ with four deadly soundblasts to loosen the grip on your perceived reality. Violin’s sole proprietor, Lindsay Corstophine, exposes and decimates a “cruel fantastic world” of willful ignorance, seething metropolitan dread, paranoid visions and fatal submissions. All this at mostly one two violence tempo in the perfect amount of hardcore time, spanning less than 6 minutes total.
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    17.02.2024
     
  • 01. Leather Pepper
    02. Ratshit
    03. Low Testosterone
    04. Shadow The Hedgehog
    05. Freak Line
    06. The MAn Who Made Up Numbers
    07. Second Take
    08. Boxing
    09. Sonic Belt Buckle
    10. Zippa
    11. Corrugated Chest
    12. Out On Medication
    13. All My Friends Are Felix The Cat
    14. My Life As Sylvie S
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    BILLIAM

    Corner Tactics

    [engl] Billiam is an Australian punk rock project.
    Format
    LP lim
    Release-Datum
    22.10.2023
     
  • 01. Static
    02. Loser
    03. Nowheresville
    04. Piss Grave
    05. All Flies Go To Hell
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    SOCIETY

    All Flies Go To Hell

    [engl] Dark Web, Throbbing Chakra, Juice, Mesh, Toe Ring... And I'm sure I'm forgetting a bunch of them, but what is clear is that with each new band we've been getting to know in which Sims Hardin has been involved, we've been falling more and more in love with this guy from Philadelphia who has become one of our most revered and eclectic heroes of the current global scene, and who has now been able to take the triple somersault, evolving... Or rather perhaps involuting, due to an extreme elementality built from the purest lofi, in a precious and precise absolutely solo project, in which he has managed to gather and make work for him, that same muse that the Velvet used at the end of the 60s, and the one who now, more than 50 years later, is able to inspire an essential line up like The Shifters, to create SOCIETY, something new and wonderful that we didn't even know we needed, but that now after listening to it we wouldn't know how to live without.
    Format
    7" lim
    Release-Datum
    17.02.2024
     
  • 01. Rabid Dog
    02. Copper
    03. Stud Fucker
    04. Heroin
    05. Ice Pipe
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    STÜDS

    Ice Pipe

    [engl] Demented and ugly hardcore punk for the deranged recorded by ugly weirdos during the first lockdowns of the pandemic in 2020 - contains voice recordings of actual murder threats made to the band 300 copies on blood splatter vinyl includes 11x17 poster with art by Meat Dog
    Format
    7" lim
    Release-Datum
    17.02.2024
     
  • 01. Jesus Fix
    02. Tips For Better Living
    03. Butchers Apron
    04. Whitebread
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    EYETEETH

    Negative Reinforcement + WIGGIN' OUT ZINE #4

    [engl] Wiggin' Out 4 is here! Another chunky zine full of hardcore punk content. Including interviews with Diall, Eyeteeth, Juicebox, Middleman, Pleasure, Self Immolation Music, Illiterates and Headcheese, as well as a pull out centre fold poster by Krime and a 2 page tattoo flash sheet by Juicebox's vocalist Jess. This edition comes with a flexi from northern power violence heavies Eyeteeth. Eyeteeth are relentless and terrifying - just like all great hardcore SHOULD be! Dark powerviolence from people who have been in just about every notable straightedge hardcore band in the UK from the 2000s onwards. The four tracks on this flexi call to mind the powerviolence/grind gods Despise You mixed with some solid old school death metal riffage for an extra punch in the chops. Goofiness DOES NOT abound with Eyeteeth - these tracks cover religion, drugs, and British colonialism. No gimmicks. No trends. Just pure, fast as fuck hardcore that holds a knife to the throat of modern British society. - Hamish
    Format
    Flexi
    Release-Datum
    17.02.2024
     
  • 01. Una Vez Más
    02. Fantasías Histéricas
    03. Abusadxs Weyes
    04. Precipicio
    05. El Monumento
    06. Sigo A La Espera
    07. Utopía y Fracaso
    08. Todo Es Aquí
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    MALCRIA

    Fantasías Histéricas

    [engl] Hyper-present, immediate hardcore bursting with the disenchantment and paranoia of living in a society that does not care about our survival. Liberty and comfort are lost fantasies, yet we continue in our obscene pursuits for them. This is the crux of modern life that “Fantasías Histéricas” addresses head on, exposing an era in decline, pointing the microscope at the cracks in the foundation. Maclría is an important tool in our advance toward a more meaningful life.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    29.12.2023
    Format
    LP blue
    Release-Datum
    29.12.2023
     
  • 01. Can't Give You Up
    02. Rosita
    03. Zombie
    04. By My Side
    05. Too Cool For The Modern World
    06. Swedish Woods
    07. In My Head
    08. Diamond Rings
    09. My Last Time
    10. I Need To Tell You
    11. Ladder And A Rope
    12. Set The World On Fire
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    MANIKINS

    Swedish Woods

    [engl] The garage punkrock lieutenants of Sweden are back with a bang! The Manikins has joined Lövely Records for the release of their, sixth studio album ”Swedish Woods”. Formed in 1999, this high energy garage punk outfit is known for their intense live shows, having frequently toured Europe and even making it across the pond for a US tour in 2009. Now they’re back and ready to unleash a raw and primitive explosion of Swedish rock music. The album features 12 brand new tracks, clocking in at 31 minutes, where the band explore the more traditional sounds of rock’n’roll while keeping the energy and volume levels cranked to the max.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    17.11.2023
    EAN
    EAN 7340148114737
    Format
    LP orange
    Release-Datum
    17.11.2023
    EAN
    EAN 7340148114744
     
  • 01. Upp till dans
    02. Allt brinner
    03. Aldrig mer fred
    04. Förstör det som förstör dig
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    VIDRO

    Upp Till Dans

    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    17.02.2024
     
  • 01. Intro
    02. Not Me
    03. No Teeth
    04. Ruin Everything
    05. Saved
    06. Peace Of No Mind
    07. Little Things
    08. Absolved
    09. Snarling
    10. White Fences I
    11. White Fences II
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    NASTI

    People Problem

    [engl] Nasti, the people’s favorite, is back with their third album of misanthropic hardcore punk. Sure to delight the senses of the senseless with thudding violence and irritated vitriol. It is the band’s opinion that humans are mostly garbage and this record reflects that sentiment wholeheartedly. “People Problem” is musical equivalent of Jack Nicholson in The Shining methodically/maniacally typing: I don’t like you. I don’t like you. I don’t like you.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    10.02.2024
     
  • 01. Pesadilla
    02. Ciudades
    03. Control
    04. Ya No Estás
    05. Olvido
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    ATAQUE ZERO

    Ciudades

    [engl] Bogota's ATAQUE ZERO return just over two years after their debut with their second 12" EP 'Ciudades'. They are an international band with members from Venezuela, Colombia and France who formed around the Rat Trap scene which gave the world MURO, TRAMPA and ALAMBRADA among others, all of whom share members with ATAQUE ZERO. They've stepped things up on all fronts for Ciudades and bring you five new anthems that have built on all the promises their debut EP made. The songs are passionate, angry and maybe even channelling a bit of STIFF LITTLE FINGERS as well as PELIGRO SOCIAL and LEATHERFACE this time too. Everything here is the right balance of taste and power and we can't wait to see what they come up with next.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    10.02.2024
     
  • 01. The Wheel
    02. Dave
    03. Alone Again
    04. Hold It
    05. Temporary Freeze
    06. End Of The Night
    07. The Blues
    08. The Drain
    09. Anything
    10. Kill Me
    11. Underground
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    SPLIT SYSTEM

    Vol.2

    [engl] Maybe your demands of punk are a little too high. Maybe they’re a little too exacting - you know what you want, but you don’t know how to get it. Maybe you’ve got an itch that’s needed scratching since you first heard ‘(I’m) Stranded’ (sounds like a doctor needs to look at that, mind). Maybe all or none of these things are true and you’re just in search of three or four chords and some righteous snot. Reader, you have come to the right place. Split System came sauntering out of Melbourne back in 2022 with a self-titled 7” and a debut LP (the sensibly-titled ‘Vol. I’), and as a listener of exquisite taste, one or both of those items will have carved out their own spaces within easy access of your record player. With members of acer-than-ace garage punkas Stiff Richards and Speed Week among their number, not to mention the redoubtable Jackson Reid Briggs, they deal in a gloriously back-to-basics take on punk that’s part Undertones, part Royal Headache and part Chris Bailey - all hooks and glory, all the time. They’re so much more than the sum of their parts and they make this shit sound effortless. Well, here’s an update for you: they’re back! Second album (the equally-sensibly-titled ‘Vol. II’) is now upon us, and a thoroughly tremendous follow-up it is too. As soon as opener ‘The Wheel’ slams into your speakers, it’s clear that they’ve lost none of the pep or power that made their debut such an essential listen; if anything they’re even more raucous and revved-up than before. Yep, that’s jargon for ‘they rule hard’, and let me add here that you could listen to this album 100 times in a row or simply try inserting dynamite sticks with lit fuses into your ear canal; either way, your poor little mind is gonna blow. It’s an album made entirely of bangers (still on that explosion metaphor, are we?) - the concise questioning of ‘End of the Night’ is as pure a punk rock nugget as you could ever wish to uncover, and ‘The Drain’ is just energy distilled to a perfect series of hooks - with a passion for rock’n’roll in its most scintillating form. Just listen to it. That’s all you need to do.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    09.02.2024
     
  • 01. Prologue
    02. Scary Memories
    03. Atonal Floating
    04. Full Of Life
    05. In The Town Hall
    06. At The Funfair
    07. A Mysterious Crime
    08. At The Funfair 2
    09. The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari
    10. Jane's Theme
    11. March Grotesque 2
    12. Jane’s Theme 2
    13. Shadows
    14. Tragic Message
    15. Suspicion
    16. Tragic Message 2
    17. The Plan
    18. A Dark Figure
    19. Caligari's Theme
    20. Arrest Of The Suspect
    21. Caligari's Theme 2
    22. Worried Jane
    23. Interrogation
    24. Jane's Fear
    25. Francis's Observation
    26. Cesare's Attack And Escape
    27. Safe And Sound
    28. Francis At A Loss
    29. Caligari's Deception
    30. Lunatic Asylum
    31. In Search Of The Truth
    32. Out In The Field
    33. The Director Rants And Rages
    34. Scary Memories 2
    35. Who’s Mad Here?
    36. Francis Rants And Rages
    37. Epilogue
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    KARL BARTOS

    The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari

    [engl] Narrative film music and sound design for Robert Wiene's classic 1920 psychological thriller. 2012 - 2014 digitally restored in 4K by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Foundation. Musician and writer Karl Bartos has long been admirer of Weimar-era culture. During his time in Kraftwerk, he helped create the stunning track 'Metropolis', directly inspired by a band viewing of the classic 1927 Fritz Lang film of the same name. The original orchestral music composed for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari by Giuseppe Becce had long been lost and in 2005, after watching the film, Bartos imagined what it would be like to create an entirely new one in the 21st Century in his home studios in Hamburg. Now with crystal clear images, digitally restored by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Foundation, the film is visually the best quality it has ever been, and now, with Bartos' soundtrack, there is impressive sound to go with the haunting vision. For the task, Bartos ransacked his own library of musical compositions, recreating pieces he had written as a young classical musician in his pre-Kraftwerk days whilst creating new sounds, melodies and textures. The intention was not simply to write a film score per se. This was to be an immersive listening experience with special sound effects to match the action as we enter the film as both spectator and participant. A creaking door, footsteps on gravel, the turning of pages in a ledger, a half-heard fragment of dialogue are seamlessly synchronised to the action on screen. By taking the characteristics of Expressionism in the arts, and transferring them into film making, a disturbing, distorted depiction of reality enwrapped and entrapped the viewer. The subjective replaces the objective. We are sucked into a parallel world lit in menacing chiaroscuro, where dimension, proportion and perspective are all off skew. From the convex polygon-shaped windows of precipitously sharp-inclined buildings to the surreally odd tables and chairs with long spindly legs to be found in preposterously small and oddly shaped rooms, alienating camera angles and im possible vanishing points, the town of Holstenwall in which much of the action takes place, is the world of the imagination, not the empirical world of our own eyes and ears. 'The cinema image must become an engraving,' the film's set designer Hermann Warm said. Into this world journeys Caligari himself played with supreme artifice by Werner Krauss. He is the hypnotist, a shamanistic figure who controls Cesare (Conrad Veidt), his exhibit, who resides as if dead in a coffin-like wooden cabinet, a somnambulist who can predict the future, and who only wakes at Caligari's bidding. Caligari, in top hat, hornrimmed glasses and white hair is, by turns oddly ridiculous with his facial mannerisms and gurning and dangerously demonic in his magical control. Cesare by contrast is strangely beautiful if tortured, his dark tousled short hair matted in sweat, his clownlike face a rictus of fear and possession. With dark kohl round the eyes and lipstick on the lips, he looks more modern, alarmingly so, yet the contortions and terror in his eyes seem only too real. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is rightly considered a classic and is a film which is endlessly debatable given its themes of power, control and possession, themes which took on an even deeper resonance in the 1930's and 40's as the world witnessed Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia. Had both countries sleepwalked into fascism and totalitarianism? The startling image of Cesare has had a huge influence on popular culture: David Bowie constructed his Diamond Dog's tour set in 1974 as part homage to the film and the singer's last ever video, for the song 'Lazarus' in 2015, shows him playing his own version of Caligari's creepy somnambulist. Robert Smith of The Cure's gothic stage persona, performance artist Klaus Nomi, Johnny Depp's Edward Scissorhands and Joaquin Phoenix's Joker all carry direct echoes of Conrad Veidt's original extraordinary imagery and performance. We can hear melodies that lie within the tradition of the Baroque Age of Bach, the early Romanticism of Mozart, the dissonance of Schoenberg, the unsettling metric play of Stravinsky and the harshly dramatic repetitions of Philip Glass. From outside of the classical tradition there is the folklorist bricolage of the fairground barrel organ tempered playfully by some psychedelic backwards musique concrete along with some melodies which would not have been out of place on a Kraftwerk album from the classic era. All the time the listener is on a journey, sounds move in and out, music weaves and entwines, the soundscape is immersive and intoxicatingly rich. It is music which is, by turns, beautiful, amusing, playful and profoundly disquieting and it is perfect fit for the aesthetic of era-jumping in the actual film. Dr. Caligari's action switches from the then present day to the past century and even further back before rebooting back to the imagined present. 'There's something about this film. No matter how often you watch it, it keeps its secrets. Who is mad and who is not always remains a question of interpretation,' says Bartos. The film remains an enigma, but now one with the soundtrack and soundscape it deserves.
    Format
    DoLP
    Release-Datum
    09.02.2024
    EAN
    EAN 4015698417234
     
  • 01. Astronautin
    02. Das Drama
    03. Oury Jalloh
    04. Prieros
    05. Der Motor
    06. Plastiktüte
    07. Lichter
    08. Kummerkumpels
    09. Motardstraße
    10. Der Laufende Motor
    11. Schranke

    FLEUR DE MALHEUR

    Kummerkumpels

    Jeder Musikhörer, der eine Spur von Punk-Sozialisation in sich trägt, hat Tom Schwoll bereits Gitarre spielen hören. Der gebürtige Berliner ist - der Begriff ist etwas abgekaut, aber hier trifft er einfach - ein Urgestein der Punkszene in der Hauptstadt. Ob mit seinen frühen Bands wie Zerstörte Jugend und Manson Youth, für die er damals sogar die Schule abbrach, über seine Zeit als Gründungsmitglied von Jingo de Lunch und als Teilzeit-Gitarrist bei Extrabreit, weiter über die rund 25 Jahre als kompositorische Triebfeder bei Die Skeptiker - bis hin zu seiner aktuellen Punkband Es war Mord: Tom Schwoll ist eine impulsgebende Figur im (meist) deutschsprachigen Punk, seit jener damals in Berlin mit brachialer Kraft einschlug. „All die Bands, in denen ich bislang gespielt habe, waren sehr wichtig für mich, denn sie sind alle Teil meiner persönlichen Entwicklung auf musikalischer Ebene. All diese Bands und Erfahrungen gehören zusammen, all die Menschen, mit denen ich gespielt habe, haben einen Einfluss darauf genommen, als was für ein Musiker ich mich heute verstehe. Nicht alles davon hat zwingend immer auch meinem persönlichen musikalischen Horizont entsprochen, aber auch das kann ja eine wichtige Erfahrung sein.“ Obendrein betrieb er viele Jahre gemeinsam mit Smail, einem weiteren weitreichenden Pfeiler der Berliner Punk- und Hardcore-Szene, das primär auf analoge Live-Recordings spezialisierte Schaltraum Tonstudio - „mit dem Geruch und der Atmosphäre der 50er-Jahre“, wie die beiden selber auf der Homepage des Studios schrieben. Kunden waren unter anderem die Beatsteaks, die Toten Hosen, Mad Sin, Stereo Total, Selig oder Walter Schreifels, die hier eine oder auch mehrere Produktionen durchführten. Betrachtet man Schwolls musikalische Vergangenheit, so besitzt sein erstes Soloprojekt Fleur de Malheur eine zunächst überraschende stilistische Ausprägung. Die Musik darauf ist - im weiteren Sinne - eine amerikanisch geprägte Singer-/Songwriter-Schule, versehen mit einem dunklen Twist. Ein Country mit Ecken, Kanten und manchmal auch einem betont süßen Schlenker. Ein mit Tradition aufgeladener Indie- und Folksound, der zwischen leichtfüßig und schwermütig hin und her wechselt, als sei es das Leichteste auf der Welt. Die Idee von Fleur de Malheur war für Tom aber nun nicht, seine ganz eigene Version von US-Country zu formulieren, also einfach etwas zu adaptieren und im Geiste eines bestimmten Genres zu arbeiten. Im Ergebnis wirken die Songs gleichzeitig unbehauen, aber zu Ende gedacht. Minimalistisch, aber ausgereift. Sehr nah an ihm und trotzdem raumgreifend. Einnehmend, aber in Momenten auch bewusst brüskierend. So entstanden nicht nur die vorliegenden Kompositionen, sondern auch viele der Texte. Texte, die mit dem Hörer etwas machen - sei es nun ein schönes, warmes oder auch mal ein dunkles, bedrohliches Gefühl. Texte, die bewusst auf Deutsch gesungen sind, damit man sich auf direktem Weg mit ihnen auseinandersetzen kann. Und Texte, die von einer Stimme gesungen werden, von der es angesichts ihrer hohen Qualität und eindrücklichen Stimmlage rückblickend schade ist, dass Tom so lange brauchte, um ihr Gehör zu verleihen.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    09.02.2024
     
  • 01. Die Zeit
    02. Die Verlierer
    03. Intrige und Libido
    04. Plastic Life
    05. Mann im Mond
    06. Nichts Funktioniert
    07. X Ray Vision
    08. Deadgirl
    09. Into A
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    DIE VERLIERER

    Die Verlierer

    [engl] A new star in the retro sky. Mauerstadtmusik which could also have been recorded in 83.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    11.03.2022
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    11.03.2022
     
  • 01. 3D Brille
    02. Ich fühle nichts
    03. Fette Ärsche
    04. Pulverdampf
    05. Alles voller Blut
    06. Millwaukee
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    PISSE

    Praktikum in der Karibik

    [engl] Very first 7" and already an instant classic, RE-Import article, because the US Tour got cancelled
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    29.01.2024
     
  • 01. Ecstasy
    02. Figure Of Speech
    03. Drought
    04. Birthright
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    YC-CY

    Wake Me Up Again

    [engl] Once again this consistency, this "step forward" attitude of that swiss Noise-Industrial-Postpunk-Wave-hybrid und what a huge step this release is this time. Impelling hard, off-kilter end of time-familiar, dark & brutal in core and really leaving nobody abandoning. The (preliminary and) through and through logical culmination of the previous releases in a 4-track 7inch, covered in an ebony 450g cardboard with a matte-silverfoil embossing.
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    29.01.2024
     
  • 01. Brezel Göring - Fahrradsattel
    02. Anton Garber - Marlboromann
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    BREZEL GÖRING / ANTON GARBER

    spielen Pisse

    [engl] Nine months after it's premiere finally physically consumable! The two "Pioneers of Punk", Brezel Göring & Anton Garber each intonate one song of a band, they and you used to know for some time now. Brezel Göring, Lilith Stangenberg and Chang Wang hack 'Fahrradsattel' into a two chapter, 8bit wild-west ride directly into lunacy. And Anton Garber? Really! Who else should sing the swansong of the earth than the apocalyptic duo, Danja Schilling & Anton Garber.
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    29.01.2024
     
  • 01. Jammertal feat. Franny Fränzen
    02. Vetschau feat. B.B. Casa de Roca
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    PISSE

    Jammertal / Vetschau

    [engl] In year eleven of the bands existence, they finally fullfil every fans heartwish of a collaboration with one of the most important, most beautiful and most prominent voices in german-speaking punk! You got it: Franny Fränzen (B'schiszn, Telesatan, Sharizza). Brezel Göring did record everything in his pee-ka-bo dungeon in Berlin-Kreuzberg and the only two citizen of honour of Chemnitz, Zomber (Pisse chauffeur) and Jan Kummer (AG Geige) worked on a very beautiful cover artwork. And if this isn't already enough! There is a b-side track aswell and the record was mastered via Melody Men in Texas. Yes, Texas!
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    29.01.2024
     
  • 01. Numbers
    02. Patterns
    03. Thru Walls
    04. Radium Girls
    05. Crawl, Worm, Crawl
    06. Berlin
    07. We All Can Keep A Secret
    08. Scanner
    09. Anthem
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    GRAVEYARD OF THE PACIFIC

    Sorcerer

    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    17.01.2024