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  • CHAIN AND THE GANG

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    [engl] all 3 records for a special price. Anyone who has already pre-ordered a record can also fall back on the offer. Just send an email.
    Format
    3xLP
    Release-Datum
    20.07.2021
     
  • 01. Chain Gang Theme (I See Progress)
    02. Cemetery Map
    03. Trash Talk
    04. Reparations
    05. What Is A Dollar?
    06. Interview With The Chain Gang
    07. Deathbed Confession
    08. Room 19
    09. (Lookin' For A) Cave Girl
    10. Unpronounceable Name

    CHAIN AND THE GANG

    Down With Liberty... Up With Chains!

    [engl] The 2009 debut album from the chain gang led by Ian Svenonius (Nation of Ulysses, The Make-Up, Weird War) is a masterpiece of primitivism. From dazzling set pieces of R&B and rock'n'roll, the band forms highly melodic songs full of call-and-response chants ("What Is A Dollar"), or invites you to take a walk through the cemetery ("Cemetry Map"), which sounds so spooky as if voodoo master Dr. John had thought it up. Sometimes Svenonius just grabs a wooden guitar to make fun of conspiracy theories like in "Deathbed Confessions": "I faked the moon landing, I saved Hitler's brain. Yeah, it's in Argentina but it controls the USA." Calvin Johnson produced the album at his Dub Narcotic studio and also did a bit of background vocals. The beat lurches and sways as confidently and surely as an old sea dog's gait in a breeze of doppelkorn. The somewhat odd album title is explained by the always conceptually thinking singer as follows: "Everywhere freedom goes, it leaves a path of destruction. Fast food, bad architecture, materialism, unbridled greed, destroyed environment, imperial conquests, class struggle; combined, these phenomena are seemingly synonymous with freedom." When big words often hide only capitalist greed and imperialist war, Svenonius & Co. prefer to slip into the role of dissidents. "Ian Svenonius is an inadvertent pioneer. His career has been a studied attempt to advance the history of punk rock, using influences as tools to build with rather than styles to flaunt and discard." - The Wire
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    22.06.2021
    EAN
    EAN 4260016922000
     
  • 01. Hunting For Love
    02. Certain Kinds Of Trash
    03. Free Will
    04. 'Nuff Said
    05. Surprise Party
    06. I'm Not Interested (In Being Interested) Pt. I
    07. I'm Not Interested (In Being Interested) Pt. II
    08. Where Does All The Time Go?
    09. (Living In The) Panther's Cage
    10. Heavy Breathing
    11. You Better Find Something To Do
    12. If I Only Had A Brain
    13. In Cool Blood

    CHAIN AND THE GANG

    In Cool Blood

    Das dritte, 2012 erschienene Album von Chain & The Gang besitzt einen attraktiven Joker: Katie Alice Greer – die charismatische Sängerin der Priests übernimmt in allen Songs die zweite Stimme. Und egal ob sie nur ein spitzes „Yeah!“ herausstößt, oder wie in „Free Will“ den Song komplett übernimmt – ihre Präsenz steht spürbar im Raum. „In Cool Blood“ ist so eine Art Bonnie-&-Clyde-, oder Nancy-&-Lee-Album geworden: abenteuerlich, sexy und ziemlich von sich selbst überzeugt. Die Balance zwischen den beiden unterschiedlichen Stimmen ist perfekt austariert, die Songs sind lässig, aber auf den Punkt. Es geht diesmal weniger gegen den Kapitalismus und mehr um das Ausleben persönlicher Freiheit. „Heavy Breathing“, feiert die Freuden des nächtlichen Telefon-Sex; „Free Will“ singt Greer so rotzig selbstbewusst, als habe sie einem übergriffigen Typen soeben einen schmerzhaften Tritt in die Weichteile verpasst: „I don‘t believe in free will. I just do what I feel, that is the deal, I don‘t believe in free will“. Kenner hören da sicher auch Anklänge an die Delmonas oder Holly Golightly. Es ist schwer, diese Mischung aus lauerndem Garagen-Rock und ironischen Posen und Bekenntnissen nicht zu mögen. Chain & The Gang haben sich hiermit ihre eigene Welt erschaffen, eine heftig brodelnde Petrischale voller Songs und Storys, die Vergangenheit und Zukunft des Rock‘n‘Roll zusammenführt. "Not for the weak of heart or the slow of brain, „In Cool Blood“ is for the hot of blood, the quick of temper, and the hard of sleeping. Recorded in a spontaneous, ad lib session of dream led automatic writing/rocking, „In Cool Blood“ was made at a Surrealist stomp session in the bowls of Olympia." – CHAIN & THE GANG manager Johnny Sincere
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    20.07.2021
     
  • 01. Why Not?
    02. Not Good Enough
    03. For Practical Purposes (I Love You)
    04. Livin' Rough
    05. It's A Hard, Hard Job (Keeping Everybody High)
    06. Detroit Music
    07. Detroit Music Pt II
    08. Music's Not For Everyone
    09. Can't Get Away
    10. (I've Got) Privilege
    11. Youth Is Wasted On The Young
    12. Not Good Enough (Dub)
    13. Bill For The Use Of A Body
    14. Why Not? Pt III

    CHAIN AND THE GANG

    Music's Not For Everyone

    [engl] Released in 2011, Chain & The Gang's second album, like its predecessor, was once again produced by Calvin Johnson at Dub Narcotic Studio. The lineup is also mostly the same, with the small difference that there are now five background singers who answer (in different songs) the calls of Ian Svenonius: Tara Jane O'Neil, Veronica Ortuño, Susanna Patten, Sarah Pedal and Katy Davidson. "Why Not" challenges everyday common sense and the established rules to an energetic blues shuffle. "Detroit Music" sounds like dirty jabs and the Dirtbombs, "Detroit Music II" plays the ball on, towards a heavy monster jam. Brilliant! The title track is then again in a class of its own: to psychedelic laments familiar from the Stooges' "We Will Fail," Svenonius mocks the tastes of the naïve "I actually listen to everything" consumer: "I know you wanna share. But don't!" he spits contemptuously at their feet. In the era of Spotify & Co., Svenonius accepts the accusation of snobbery: "Does a moth know a flame, just because it's drawn to it? "Svenonius sells it all with conviction and a devilish twinkle in his eye. He means what he says, and also knows how absurd it all is. These 12 tracks serve as a bombastic backdrop for Svenonius' treatises on living the life of an anti-capitalist svengali; they're a guerrilla garage rock manifesto imbued with fever, fervour and soul." - The Quietus
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    13.07.2021
     
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    CHAIN CULT

    Demo 2018

    Format
    MLP
    Release-Datum
    15.03.2018
     
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    CHAIN CULT

    Isolated EP

    [engl] Chain Cult from Athens, Greece return with a new two track 7" after releasing their much loved demo on vinyl just a few months ago. On Isolated, Chain Cult have upped the intensity and dark atmospherics. The sound is bigger, focused and anthemic. The guitar work is haunting and flanged and the rhythm section locked in, keeping the energy high. It sits somewhere between Vex's Sanctuary 12", a more uptempo Killing Joke and Warsaw while remaining a band of their time.
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    15.08.2018
     
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    CHAIN CULT

    Shallow Grave

    [engl] Athen’s CHAIN CULT return with their first full length following a great Demo and 7” from last year. Recorded at Ignite Music by George Christoforidis during May and July of 2019, Shallow Grave shows the progression of a band who have played non-stop for two years, covering pretty much all of Europe. CHAIN CULT’s post punk is anthemic, militant and idealistic, putting music to a very dark and bleak time and place. You can hear echoes of early THE CURE, THE SOUND, Second Empire Justice era BLITZ or WIPERS in their music but also the passion and conviction of locals METRO DECAY, STRESS or ANTI… Very much a perfect reflection of what springs to mind thinking about the current Athens scene.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    22.11.2019
     
  • 01 Chanterelles
    02. Elyséens
    03. Malade
    04. Subutex Mex (Nino Cosma)
    05. Le Monstre
    06. Petite Idée Du Matin
    07. Délicat Déni
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    CHOCOLAT BILLY

    delicat deni

    [engl] Délicat Déni is the 4th LP album of Chocolat Billy, a band from Bordeaux, France. As the rainbow enters the sky and shines through the rain, all the birds lift their heads, singing. This album lures us into being blindly joyful, shying away from the terrible troubles of this world. Let's pretend we are happy for half an hour, ok ? It is actually soothing.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    27.04.2018
    EAN
    EAN 3521381545654
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    27.04.2018
    EAN
    EAN 3521383445648
     
  • 01. Soft talk
    02. Hands Return
    03. Propulsion
    04. Black Sprays
    05. Transient Life
    06. Assemblege
    07. Thoughts Return
    08. Possesion
    09. Alert
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    CIRCUIT BREAKER

    Hands Return To Shake

    [engl] Circuit Breaker are a band split in half. On the one hand you have the jagged guitar and maudlin vocals of Peter Simpson, slotting into the lineage of expansive and gothic punk a la Killing Joke, Bauhaus, Wire, etc. On the other you have the contrastive production approach of his brother Edward, whose washes of glassy FM Synth melodies are counterbalanced with bursts of electronic harshness recalling artists such as Autechre & Pan Sonic. ‘Hands Return To Shake’ is the second full length from the London based group. It is also the second release from them for longstanding avant-punk label Harbinger Sound. Moving on from the previous record, ‘My Descent Into Capital’, ‘Hands Return…’ is a much more personal and emotive work. The orthodoxies of minimal synth and post punk are stretched and squeezed to breaking point in both a reaffirmation and a deconstruction of the duo’s many influences. Embodying a fluid eclecticism that ties together industrial, minimal synth, post-punk, abstract electronic music and everything in between, ‘Hands Return To Shake’ is their finest work yet, a record marked by inspiration and their own increasingly elusive and individual direction.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.01.2018
    EAN
    EAN 5023903280756
     
  • 01. A Justice
    02. Sand and Cement
    03. SE1
    04. Commercial
    05. Fault
    06. Throw Down
    07. Abettor
    08. Muted Consistencies
    09. Tower
    10. Evolve
    11. The Labour Market
    12. Metamorphosis
    13. Repulsion
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    CIRCUIT BREAKER

    My Descent Into Capital

    [engl] My Descent into Capital represents the most ambitious recording to date from London-based duo Circuit Breaker. Even if they're taking influence from minimal synth, post-punk, or early industrial sides, Circuit Breaker are unmistakably contemporary with their delivery, forging together metallic drum machines, propulsive synth lines, and stark guitar-degradation into bold, simple, and effective songs about downtrodden themes of isolation, discontentment, and the true horror of work. This album transgresses any simple nostalgia for its musical forefathers and showcases a band with their eyes fixed firmly on the future. Any obvious reference points are contorted and stretched to the point where they are transformed into something new. After two well-received releases on Tombed Visions, this is their first full-length album, and their first release on abstract-punk imprint Harbinger Sound.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.10.2015
    EAN
    EAN 5023903276056
     
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    CIUDAD LINEAL

    El Nuevo Hombre

    [engl] Barcelona's CIUDAD LINEAL finally deliver the follow up to their fantastic demo from 2013. A full length album of dark minimal wave heavily influenced by EL AVIADOR DRO Y SUS OBREROS ESPECIALIZADOS, THE NORMAL or CABARET VOLTAIRE. Armed with a bass guitar, drum pad, a keyboard and two synths CIUDAD LINEAL manage to create a conceptual piece around the idea of progress and industry as opposing forces. El Nuevo Hombre is divided into two parts each one comprising one side of the album. The A side being "The Splendor" and the B side "The Fall" joined by a speech symbolizing Mankind's awakening. The album throws shades of JOY DIVISION, DECIMA VICTIMA or even THE RESIDENTS leaving behind absolute hits like the freezing cold opening track "Horizonte" or "Industria" which to these ears is the closest anyone has ever came to being part of the LOS INICIADOS/FRACCION DEL EJERCITO ROJO/ AVIADOR family. While CIUDAD LINEAL'S sound is certainly rooted in the early 80's synth explosion the band remains fresh due to their lyrical approach as well as their DIY ethos.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    12.11.2014
     
  • 01. Something To Look Forward To
    02. Funny Farm
    03. Companion
    04. Rotten Master
    05. Pestilent Planet
    06. Swallow The Feed
    07. Sunk Cost
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    CLOCK OF TIME

    Pestilent Planet

    [engl] Pestilent Planet is the debut 7 track album from Berlin’s Clock of Time and it’s released a mere 8 months after they played their first gig. The band comes fully formed and up to speed but that is not surprising considering some of the members other projects such as Diat, Vexx and Useless Eaters. Pestilent Planet is a stunning statement of intent. The sound is a driving mix of post punk like Jeopardy era The Sound, and that classic 80’s death rock that Vex and Arch Criminals perfected. It’s instant and urgent especially tracks like 'Rotten Master' which has a fuller Joy Division esque vibe especially in the skeletal guitar hook. It will be love on first listen."
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    21.08.2020
     
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    CODE BMUS

    Strike Now

    [engl] Nineteen hundred and seventy-eight was ground zero for the UK post-punk explosion. The previous few years had seen raw rock n' roll claw it's way back into the mass consciousness, but '78 was the year a veritable army of disconnected and discontented art students decided, en masse mind, to pick up cheap guitars, switch on malfunctioning synthesizers and beat upon cobbled-together drumkits. From the art colleges they came, inspired by the throbbing rhythms of PiL, The Pop Group and Pere Ubu, but also by politically-charged reggae and dub such as King Tubby, Prince Far-I and the Coxsone Sound System. Code BMUS was just such a unit. Four too-smart-for-their-own-good lads converged in London with an itch to join the fray. Pitched somewhere between squatterpunk art-scrabble and headier RIO-style instrumental tangle, Code BMUS carved out their own peculiar identity in an unforgiving London music and art scene. For years they plied their trade, hauling their unconventional set-up - "a rhythm kit built from Indian tablas , Irish bodhran, an assortment of metal tubes and plates, snare, marching band bass drum and a miscellaneous collection of objects to hit wired up with transducer mics deconstructed guitar played with bottleneck, bow and sticks on an ironing board" - to all manner of clubs, converted showspaces and improvised venues. In 1981, Code BMUS brought their musical contraptions to Cold Storage, a meat locker that had been transformed into a recording studio by the fiercely independent and experimental post-punk trio This Heat. The resulting 12'' EP, Strike Now, There is No Cover, is a mini-masterpiece of right angles, sharp turns and unclassifiable agitpop. With its driving bass, slashing guitar and inspired junk percussion, Code BMUS echoes contemporaries such as Cabaret Voltaire, Fire Engines, and 23 Skidoo, but Code BMUS operated in the squatter scene, rubbing elbows with Crass and their ilk. Code BMUS' politics don't come off as theory, but as the righteous anger of those who live everyday under the thumb of the powerful and corrupt. The turmoil of their daily lives comes through loud and clear, imbuing Code BMUS' turbulent music with an immediacy that cannot be faked. Kicking off a busy 2014, New York City's Ever/Never Records brings you a faithful reissue of Code BMUS' overlooked post-punk classic, Strike Now, There is No Cover; four songs of collapse and struggle that resonate loudly as ever, sounding better than ever and available as never before.
    Format
    12''
    Release-Datum
    22.01.2014
     
  • 01. Remote User
    02. Discathect
    03. Stifling Light
    04. Easy Opportunities
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    COLD CIRCUITS

    s/t

    [engl] Whatever these Bay Area guys secretly mix in their drinks, it seems to bring out an endless flow of brilliant and catchy, yet distinctive songs – in each of their bands. I'm talking about the rhythm section of Synthetic ID with the same guys of this awesome new San Francisco band! Ok, many bands try to do some kind of post punk stuff these days, but in my opinion the Bay Area knows how to do it best! After Rank//Xerox and Synthetic ID, Cold Circuits is the band to listen to right now! Robert Collins said: "UK post punk meets an angular cousin" and he's totally right. There are similarities to Synthetic ID, even though this band is less focused on the vibe and more on driving the listener. Lazy guitar lines weave in and out of logic, while bass and drums keep the whole thing forward with an inevitably urgency. It sounds excitingly familiar and so new in skills and maturity, that you just can't listen to anything similar elsewhere. What can I say?! Get it or not – this thing will explode, without any doubts!
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    09.07.2013
     
  • 01. Crenation
    02. Hangin on Bancroft
    03. Heat Sink Inventory
    04. Periphery Isle
    05. Insular Build
    06. Unilateral
    07. House Arrest
    08. Root Apex
    09. Warmth of the Sun
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    COLD CIRCUITS

    s/t

    [engl] The Bay Area is one of the most interesting places for punk these days – one of the most outstanding bands from there are the Cold Circuits! Shattered guitar sound, mutated post punk basslines creating a danceable despair with bratty darkwave vocals, this is so punk! No garage, no post punk, no deathrock or whatever… The icy, anxiety-ridden post punk is replaced by salivating droning punk. Less twitching, more pogoing, but still ravaged by the mounting dissolution and paranoia. A fucking great rhythm section (well known from Synthetic ID) rounds this whole thing down. Cold and bleak with sporadic tinges of fear. If you are a fan of Terrible Feelings and also Rank//Xerox, Cold Circuits will be your new obsession! Keep your eyes open – the 12“ will be limited to 200 copies!
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    22.01.2014
     
  • 01. Dynamostraat
    02. For Mother Russia
    03. Peach Water
    04. The Frog Butcher
    05. Estelle
    06. Die Nashörner
    07. Light Bulbs And Wine
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    COLLECTOR BASE EMITTER

    Peach Water

    Collector Base Emitter lassen dynamische Klänge auf langatmige Rifftexturen treffen, die das komplette Set in ein nicht kategorisierbares Monster verwandeln.
    Format
    LP 180gr
    Release-Datum
    19.09.2011
    EAN
    EAN 9120047540138
     
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    CONFORMISTS, THE

    Three Hundred

    „Three Hundred“ ist keine neue Scheibe der CONFORMISTS, sondern die Africantape-Neuauflage des Anno 2007 via 54º 40′ Or Fight! Records veröffentlichten zweiten Albums der Band aus St. Louis. Zu hören gibt es neun minimalistische, sowohl perkussive, als auch kratzige Stücke; gekonnt holperig und liebevoll disharmonisch, irgendwo zwischen Math und Impro. Nicht um Takt und Harmonie scheint es dem Quartett beim Musizieren zu gehen, sondern um die ironische Brechung von sowie das Spiel mit Konvention und Popkultur (Wie sonst sind Songtitel wie „Laundry Hepburn“ oder die freche „so-tun-als-hätte-es-das-noch-nie-gegeben“ Verwendung des Namens „Stairway To Heaven“ zu erklären?). Dem Schaffen der CONFORMISTS ist ein überdeutlicher Hang zu pointiertem Zitat und Provokativem immanent – und erinnert damit verdammt an SHELLAC. Dass die Nähe zu diesen nicht nur musikalisch und keines Falls rein zufällig ist, bezeugt die Wahl der Aufnahmeleiter: saß beim Vorgängeralbum „Two Hundred“ Bob Weston an den Reglern, zeigt sich für die Aufnahmen zu „Three Hundred“ Steve Albini verantwortlich. Als alte Hasen im Produzenten-Business und Kollegen bei SHELLAC kennen diese sich mir derartiger Musik aus und wissen das Ganze in ein adäquates Soundgewand zu verpacken. Dennoch, der „being different for the sake of being different“-Ansatz funktioniert nur, wenn man sich auf den ironischen Unterton der Scheibe einlässt und diesen annimmt; als ernstzunehmendes Math-Rock-Album rezipiert raubt die Scheibe einem schnell die Nerven. (Rote Raupe)
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    25.01.2011
     
  • 01.Imperial Alabaster
    02.Port Shale
    03.Fading Twice
    04.Carrion Pecking
    05.Pratice Rot
    06.Again Now (for Matt)
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    CONNECT_ICUT

    Crows & Kittiwakes Wheel & Come Again

    [engl] Connect_icut is an electronic music producer based in Vancouver, Canada. His releases include Moss (Dehausset CD, 2005), They Showed Me the Secret Beaches (CSAF LP, 2008) and Fourier's Algorithm (CSAF download, 2010). These albums have received a good deal of critical acclaim. Most notably, Secret Beaches was praised in Thurston Moore and Byron Coley's Arthur magazine column, as well as in The Wire, which commented that it was "(a)lways involving - and easily rewarding enough to make getting up and turning the record over an anticipatory pleasure." The music itself combines the disruptive "glitch" techniques of Oval with the melodic noise rock of My Bloody Valentine. It anchors all manner of chaotic abstraction in a solid foundation of three-chord pop. It is also fundamentally grounded in hands-on performance and spontaneous composition. Live connect_icut appearances have included support slots for a number of notable electronic artists including Oneohtrix Point Never and Loscil. The vinyl comes with a book designed by Bas Mantel. It presents a graphic interpretation of the intense atmosphere on Crows & Kittiwakes Wheel & Come Again. Cut and pasted images explore the glitched and sequenced sound universe with its detailed constructions of hunted and alienating sound layers.
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    02.12.2013
    EAN
    EAN 082045197709
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    02.12.2013
    EAN
    EAN 082045197716
     
  • 01. Bird Internet
    02. Tennis Players
    03. Bathroom Mirror (Smash Patriarchy)
    04. 74 Guitars
    05. Big Siobhan
    06. Cat Town
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    CONNECT_ICUT

    Small Town By The Sea

    [engl] Connect_icut is an electronic music producer based in Vancouver, Canada. His releases include Moss (Dehausset CD, 2005), They Showed Me the Secret Beaches (CSAF LP, 2008) and Fourier's Algorithm (CSAF download, 2010). These albums have received a good deal of critical acclaim. Most notably, Secret Beaches was praised in Thurston Moore and Byron Coley's Arthur magazine column, as well as in The Wire, which commented that it was "(a)lways involving - and easily rewarding enough to make getting up and turning the record over an anticipatory pleasure." The music itself combines the disruptive "glitch" techniques of Oval with the melodic noise rock of My Bloody Valentine. It anchors all manner of chaotic abstraction in a solid foundation of three-chord pop. It is also fundamentally grounded in hands-on performance and spontaneous composition. Live connect_icut appearances have included support slots for a number of notable electronic artists including Oneohtrix Point Never and Loscil. The vinyl comes with a book designed by Bas Mantel. It presents a graphic interpretation of the intense atmosphere on Crows & Kittiwakes Wheel & Come Again. Cut and pasted images explore the glitched and sequenced sound universe with its detailed constructions of hunted and alienating sound layers.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    21.04.2014
    EAN
    EAN 702730582497
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    21.04.2014
    EAN
    EAN 702730582480
     
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    CONSTANT MONGREL

    Living in Excellence

    [engl] Formed in 2009 Constant Mongrel begun as a two piece (Tom Ridgewell and Hugh Young) creating immediate and at times improvised songs in an old dishevelled laundry in inner city Melbourne. Inspired by the more flamboyant side of protopunk such as Electric Eels and Chrome, over the next few years the band added members Amy Hill (bass) and Andrew Murray (guitar) building upon their intense sound and developing a unique humour. Consisting of members from Terry, Woollen Kits, Nun and Taco Leg, Constant Mongrel has several previous releases on RIP Society Records and Siltbreeze Records. After three years since their last release Constant Mongrel have developed a diverse collection of songs gradually over time. Recorded in the summer of 2017 in a studio, produced by Tom Hardisty and Mastered by Mikey Young, ‘Living In Excellence’ brings a more formed sound and aesthetic with striking riffs and catchy rolling bass over an often unhinged, vibrant rhythm section. Added for this on particular tracks is a fried, effected saxophone with warm synths and analogue sounds added to enhance the LP’s thoughtful textures. The new record has a sharper British Post Punk expression reminiscent of the usual suspects in Wire, Blitz, The Mob, Siekiera and The Fall, while also exploring elements found outside of the genre from Les Rallizes Dénudés to Youth Crew Hardcore to Country music and beyond, there's greater depth and sensibility found amongst the angst. James Vinciguerra (of Total Control fame) designed the cover which is a perfect depiction of this modern day punk record with its sharpness, colour and feeling of slight discomfort. The bands lyrics and themes vary in subject matter. Songs of certain romance, the monotonousness of self-loathing, the joy of a riot, atrocity of western religion, an abundance of a fresh modern fascism, white-middle-class-self-entitled guilt and the beauty in misinterpretation. But behind every idea the tongue remains continually in cheek as the bands humor seeps through and prevails in its sound. The truth is that none of us are truly Living In Excellence and this false mantra is prominent throughout a record that is over flowing with character, bleak satire and grunt.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    21.09.2018
     
  • 01. Landlords
    02. 4Chan
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    COOL GREENHOUSE, THE

    Landlords / 4Chan

    [engl] What if The Fall, Pere Ubu and the Swell Maps got fed up with all that searing rock’n’roll business and decided to strip things back to the simple electronic beat of a knackered old Casio keyboard? What if they figured they may as well mumble some bon mots over the top, and smother it in nagging, lo-fi repetition, whether composed of discordant keyboard stabs or undulating guitar chords? That’s right, you’d probably end up somewhere in the vicinity of The Cool Greenhouse’s batshit take on pop-mangling nonsense. If the above doesn’t sound worlds away from all your weirdo post-punk favourites, served up the likes of Rough Trade, Ron Johnson et al, you’re right – it’s all in the same wheelhouse. OK, here the rage and the noise seem more subtle but, but none of it is any less caustic or pointed than the sounds you already know and love to be baffled by. What’s more, The Cool Greenhouse is piss-funny. On this two-track window into the skewed mindset behind the project, we open with Landlords – a searing take on the perils of renting that devolves into Kafka-esque levels of preposterousness while also remaining frighteningly recognisable. It goes from personalised number plates to chimpanzee-staffed call centres in just under three minutes, all to the strains of what The Desperate Bicycles might have sounded like while trying to rip off Hex Enduction Hour – in summary, fucking brilliant. On the flip is 4Chan, a diary entry of sorts for a regular poster on the Internet’s most infamous troll caves. “Today I photoshopped 14 photographs of Tyler Durden and good old Patrick Bateman / And now my Steam account has two new followers and I’ve spammed some feminists with troll faces,” it goes, while two unsympathetic guitar chords crash rudely into each other ad infinitum. A hilariously bleak summary of life in certain quarters of the Internet, and an addictively excellent slice of horribly nervy pop music. It might not sound like rock music as you know and love it, but it’s way punker than you. Stick it on – play once, twice, a thousand times. The Cool Greenhouse is your new 80s awkward hero, right here in 2019. Will Fitzpatrick.
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    01.03.2020
     
  • 01. No Longer Real
    02. Blue Sunshine, Black Rainbow
    03. Into Space
    04. The 13th Floor
    05. Shake Your Mouth
    06. Dirty Prayers
    07. Altered States
    08. At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul
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    CORRIDOR PEOPLE

    Corridor People

    [engl] The brainchild of Dan Gräns, former member of Impo & the Tents, Toads of the Short Forest. This marks a distinct and dark turn towards a much heavier, synthier landscape. Featuring members of bands like Impo & the Tents, Moralens Väktare, Hanna Hirsch and Rev. Savage & His Holy Rollers.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    18.08.2020
     
  • 01. In The Unknown
    02. A Waking Dream
    03. Ex/Communication
    04. Livestock
    05. Through The Wires
    06. Closed Circuits
    07. Underneath Branches
    08. The Portal
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    COUNTDOWN TO ARMAGEDDON

    Through the Wires

    [engl] "This is the second full-length release from COUNTDOWN TO ARMAGEDDON, a 3-piece based in Seattle, WA whose sound originated in apocalyptic crust and progressed into more melodic, post-punk territories over the past eight years of their tenure. Thick layers of reverb and chorus-effected darkwave riffs, sometimes reminiscent of early KILLING JOKE or CHRISTIAN DEATH, weave in and out of the lines between punk, hardcore, and d-beat crust, while retaining a unique identity in each of the eight tracks on the album. Lyrically this album addresses the conflict between the artificial and natural worlds, and the struggle to preserve humanity in an increasingly digitized and bleak dystopian future. Through a reconnection to nature the path toward destruction can be altered, and thereby escaping the psychological constraints of the modern age.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.05.2012
     
  • 01. Off My Shoulder
    02. Damrak
    03. Tender Fixation
    04. Vision Talk
    05. Hunting Knife
    06. Interlude
    07. World on Fire
    08. Midnight Underground
    09. Ways of Hiding
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    CRIME OF PASSING

    s/t

    [engl] A stunning combination of style, vision, and execution. Crime of Passing, alongside related projects like The Serfs and The Drin, are at the helm of Cincinnati, Ohio's vibrant post-punk underground. Led by Andie Luman's fervent vocals, Crime of Passing's self-titled debut album is a wondrously textured web of sound. Shades of early 80's post-punk, synth-driven electro pop, and heavier Industrial/Krautrock tones combine across an album both instantly memorable and futuristic. Nine cold tracks for a new dark age. limited on 300 copies.
    Format
    LPcol
    Release-Datum
    22.04.2022
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    22.04.2022