WL//WH Weekly Electronic Music Tips

Weekly Electronic Music Tips – MAY #22-22

Lucien Clergue

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Smoke Machine Podcast 147 / SEPEHR                                                                                                                   

Courtesy of Taipei based record label Smoke Machine, dynamic Bay Area native DJ, NYC based producer, and remixer Sepehr delivers an almost two-hour set rife with erratic and whimsical tribal, electro, techno, breakbeat and psychedelic sounds for a dizzying and sensual trip from the Iranian diaspora.

  • Enigmatic Los Angeles‘ fetish Industrial /Acid /Techno /EBM act, Damascus Knives “You Want Control” single on SquareWav

L.A.‘s New Beat-inflected techno-goth fetishist instigates cold dark dangerous moods to entrap sinister echoes, distant magnetic belligerent vocals, swelling droning basslines, and stomping stark beats into a demonic dancefloor dungeon where eerie stinging vibrations, erratic, icy chiming synth swathes and lashing whips surround “Hail Satan” worship with dire doom.

  • Nashville-based synthpop /darkwave /synth producer Jordan Lieb, aka Black Light Smoke “Work feat. Léah Lazonick (Street Mix)” from upcoming EP “Work” on his own Death Decay Magic

Deft creator of ‘synthesizer music for degenerates,’ Rochester, NY‘s producer and composer Jordan Lieb unveils the first teaser from the next remix EP under his Black Light Smoke moniker. Modern lyrical dystopia imbues deadpan and distorted Léah Lazonick‘s vocals with dull mechanical ideals, whilst sinister EBM fueled bass throbs, angsty glitchy melodies, icy bright synth strains, crisp percussions, and marching beats configure an intoxicating electronic algorithm of addictive Electroclash dancefloor vibes.

  • Tel Aviv based acid /breakbeat /indie dance producer Liran Ackerman, AKA AckerMan “Dimensions (Anastasia Zems Remix)” from the upcoming “Dalkan Sonol” EP [Fucanglong Files]                                           

Russian musician, vocalist and producer from St. Petersburg, Anastasia Zems, sticks on her distinctive gripping acidic inflexions and stark and crisp breakbeat rhythmic patterns through jiggly buzzing bass lines to drive groovy, swayed, prowling vibes through a hypnotic exhalation of narcotic female whispers, stumbling beats, and nervous mechanics to unfold in an alternate dimension of surreal shimmery Middle-Eastern-tinged synth swirls and loose acid flecked dancefloor fanciful dreams.       

  • Copenhagen, Denmark ambient /new age /dreamwave /experimental synthesist and composer Sofie Birch “The Sun XiX” from the album “Holotropica” on Intercourse
  • Greek Dungeon Synth project Heaven “Η Στεφανή Βρύση” from from “Μνημόσυνο ( Άγιοι Επαναστάτες )” [Split] with Ουλφαάμ
  • Nashville, TN dark electro /dreamwave /synthwave project of Matthew Pusti, aka Makeup and Vanity Set “Sentinels” new 2-track 7″ single taken from “Stranger Things-Season 4” soundtrack
  • Detroit‘s techno pioneer producer Carl Craig, AKA 69 “Desire” from V/A “Planet E 30” compilation on Planet E Communications
  • Köln based ambient /cinematic /techno sound architect-music createur-composer-DJ, Cio D’Or – “XXXIII (Mike Parker Remix)” from V/A “Los Enamorados” 10 years of Semantica Records compilation. 
  • Tel Aviv‘s techno /breakbeat /psych /electronic producer JACK CAREL “Interstellar Gravity” from the upcoming “Somewhere out here” on Fill-Lex Records                                                                                                                        
  • San Bernardino, CA enigmatic esoteric experimental electronic synth drone duo German Army – “Tall Tree Above, My Own Smallness Below” from the cassette album “Already in Existence” on Phormix
  • Ugandan acid /bass /techno /tribal synth builder and producer Brian Bamanya, aka Afrorack “Osc” from the debut album “The Afrorack” on HAKUNA KULALA
  • Swedish occult /industrial /drone /dark electronic composer, sound artist, painter, and author from Gothenburg, MICHAEL IDEHALL “Unending Crisis” title track from the album “Unending Crisis” on kontralamakina
  • Russian post-industrial techno collaboration of Vladimir Diyanov and Alexander Shvedov from St.Petersburg, aka Control Control – “Document II (Original Mix)” from the LP “Secret Service” on Wunderblock Records
  • Experimental industrial noise techno artist from London, LESSER OF “Too Old To Die Young”
  • London, UK industrial /noise /techno /electronic producer (one half of Torn Relics), Rommek “Syndrome K” from “Turbulent Minds In Turbulent Times” EP on Loose Lips
  • Experimental /ambient /hip-hop /techno collaboration of London-based Jerome Tcherneyan (of Years of Denial) and New York-based MC, Sensational, Supreme Low “The World” ft. Barkosina” off the album by Supreme Low Meets Sensational “Still III” on VEYL
  • London, UK experimental dark electronic duo Oliver Ho and Tommy Gillard AKA Zov Zov “The Maim” from the upcoming “Songs Of Blood And Earth” EP on Jezgro
  • Spanish industrial /EBM /electro producer Siarem “Deshumanized” from the upcoming new EP “Dystopia” on Banshees records                                                                                                                                                          
  • French industrial /EBM /acid /electro /techno producer Terence Fixmer feat. Reka – “Quod Servus” from upcoming V/A “MURDER 04” on Murder
  • Berlin-based coldwave /dark disco artist Snake Milk – “Darkness Mit Pommes (Gegen Mann Remix)” from the upcoming debut “Darkness Mit Pommes” LP on Oberwave Records
  • L.A. based EBM /industrial /techno /dark electronic /darkwave duo Black Light Odyssey “Assume Kontrol (WITH PRECISION Remix)” from “Remix Kontrol” EP                                 
  • Hannover-based Lissa Benno‘s DIY electronic project, Age Eternal “Serpent Smiles Upon U (Angel Karel Remix)” from the EP “Universal Feeling” on Instruments Of Discipline
  • Colombian Electro /Industrial /EBM /techno producer Felipe Novoa, AKA Magnum Opus “The Grave (Jørgen Thorvald Remix)” from the upcoming “The Grave” EP [Nu Body Records]                                                             
  • Cincinnati, Ohio coldwave /electronic /EBM project of Avery Stanken, HEALNG “Trains” from the debut EP “Ultraviolet”
         
  • Siouxsie And The Banshees “Hong Kong Garden (Architect Of Love DUB Remix)”                                                   
  • Lithuanian ambient /industrial /techno DJ-producer and member of the Swedish collective Substantiv, Obsidian, aka OBCDN “Forget The People” from “Beyond” EP on Gars Records                                                   
  • Italian esoteric acid dark synth electronic artist Alessandro Parisi aka Hesperius Draco “Cyber Bondage” from the upcoming EP “Directive V” on Frigio Records
  • Moscow, Russian cosmic /acid /breakbeat /electro producer and co-founder of ИДА label & DJ-crew, Kolomensky “Mist 99″ from the upcoming EP “Breaky Pieces For Vague Times” on Lustpoderosa
  • Frankfurt-area experimental /kraut /trance /acid /techno /electronic artists Benedikt Frey and Naia d’Alò, aka INIT “Time” from the new third album “NRGY” on Optimo Music
  • Greek EBM /industrial /kraut /psych /ethnic /techno /electronic producer Aggelos Baltas (aka Dream Weapons and Fantastikoi Hxoi), aka Anatolian Weapons “The Moon And The Sun” from upcoming V/A “Trains Of Thought” on Human Endeavour
  • Olympia, Wa based breakbeat /downtempo /disco /techno /darkwave /experimental electronic producer Tara Swenson aka MagicPink “Night Visions (Blind Delon Remix)” off of upcoming debut EP “Night Visions” on Bed of Roses.
  • London, UK EBM /electro /dark electronic music project Mascarpone – “NZNZZ” from the EP “Holigarchy” on Khoinix
  • Mysterious acid /wave /electro French producer Kafkactrl “Bot Cmd” from the new EP “006” on ZEMENT
  • Tel Aviv based acid /disco /electro producer Naor Dayen, aka E-bony “Dancing Under Misil Lights” from the upcoming “Dancing Under” EP on Italo Moderni
  • Paris, French acid /rave /electro producer Captain Mustache “Rave Silencieuse” from split EP dynArec / Captain Mustache “AAR022” [Acid Avengers 022 /Tripalium Corp]
  • Berlin-based acid /breakbeat /electro producer 3LNA – “U8 Hermannplatz” from V/A ” WARCC03″ tape compilation on Berlin’s Warning label
  • French ambient /synthpop /techno /electronic artist RAUMM “Les Eaux” from “Disco Rebels” EP on RAW
  • Sheffield, UK electronic collaborative solo project from ADRIAN FLANAGAN (founder-writer-co-producer for The Eccentronic Research Council/The Moonlandingz & more), aka Acid Klaus “Party Sized Away Day (feat Maria Uzor)” debut single on Zen F.C.
  • South London electronic trio PVA “Untethered” single on Ninja Tune
  • Greek EBM /industrial /kraut /psych /acid /ethnic /techno /electronic producer Aggelos Baltas (aka Dream Weapons and Fantastikoi Hxoi), aka Anatolian Weapons “Acid Research 20 (Hard Edit)” from the album “Selected Acid Tracks” on Byrd Out                                                                                                                       
  • Hungarian ambient /glitch /noise /IDM /techno /leftfield electronic producer Máté Janky, aka Alley Catss – “β<” from “Vernacular Cortex Music” tape album on Exiles
  • Philadelphia psych /acid /electro duo Thomas Roland and James Weissinger (aka Girls Chat Room and Peyton Farquhar), aka Zillas On Acid “Wake In Fright (Original Mix)” from the upcoming “Sticker Shock” EP [Playground Records]                                                                                                                                              
  • UK irregular party and DJ/VJ/production collective based in London (formerly known as Tales of Voodoo), Kolago Cult “Children of the New Dawn” from V/A “Nebula Scarabea #01” tape compilation on Bella Ursa Recordings
  • Lithuanian breakbeat /downtempo /leftfield /psych /cosmic /electronic project by Adventure Society & Jokios Kultūros, aka FAR EAST FLIGHT “Dreamster (Kolomensky End Of Dreams Remix)” from upcoming “FEF RMX” album [Electric Shapes]                                                                                                                                         
  • Melbourne based dark disco /indie dance /electronic Edinburgh–born DJ-producer Iain Mac (aka Pyz), Stockholm Syndrome “Liberty & Pursuit” from the upcoming “Back From The Wave” EP on Critical Monday    
  • Belgian cosmic disco /synth wave /indie dance producers Dimitri Andreas and Spacid, AKA Marching Machines “Empire (Parissior Remix)” from “Hymn” EP on Espacio Cielo                                                                             
  • Sidney-based established circa 1986 Brisbane‘s electronic 4-piece Boxcar – “Comet (Fabrizio Mammarella Remix)” off of upcoming “Fauves remixes” EP [Fauve Records]                                                                                      
  • Nico Band – “Let It Snow (Curses Edit)” [originally from 1984] off of the new free rework/edit/cover series called ‘’A Ufo’’ on Slow Motion Records.
  • Berlin-based Italo disco producer PCL feat. JJ Mist – “Loving On The Dancefloor” from “Loving On The Dancefloor” EP on Wrong Era
  • Tel Aviv based psychedelic/dark disco/wave /electronic project created by producers/DJs Dori Sadovnik & Niv Arzi, aka RED AXIS “James Bond Vs. Godzilla (feat. Rami Fortis)” single
  • Berlin‘s smooth midtempo funk /disco edits from  grand seigneur JACK TENNIS “Let Me Blow Your Mind” from upcoming EP “Too Slow To Disco Edits 09: Jack Tennis” on Too Slow To Disco
  • Ibiza resident house /acid /Balearic /downtempo /electronic Italian production duo Residentes Balearicos “Pitiusas First” from the upcoming “Mediterraneo” EP on Balearic Ensemble
  • Ambient /dub /electronic collaboration of Norwegian producer Helge Tømmervåg and Berlin-based Caribbean vocalist Fka Tikiman, aka Mind over MIDI & Paul St. Hilaire “Ital Version (with Paul St. Hilaire)” from “Ital Swing” EP on rohs! records
  • London-based ambient /tribal /deep electronica sound artist, electroacoustic composer and improviser Lucie Štěpánková AKA, Avsluta – “Sahatā (Primal Code Reconfigured)” from “Ākāsagata” EP on Secuencias Temporales
  • Berlin-based Japanese ambient /drone /contemporary music /synth musician, composer and producer MIDORI HIRANO aka MIMICOF “Distant Symphony III” from the album “Distant Symphonies” on Karlrecords
  • Indianapolis based ambient /kosmische /experimental /electronic composer, producer, DJ and percussionist Kate Siefker aka codec.kate “A Welcome Siren” from the upcoming album “Dissolve” on Medium Sound
  • Russian ambient producer, composer and sound artist Roman Kutnov from Moscow, AKA Corell “To Those Who Stay Silent Or The Ones Dare To Speak”                                                                                                                        
  • Shenzhen, China ambient /drone /electronic project KAGAMI Smile. “Memory Of You Pulling Apart My Heart” from the new cassette album “Let My Love Pass You By” on Nouvelle Gaze
  • Italian ambient /drone /minimal electronics audiovisual artist based in Rome, Camilla Pisani – “Schenk Mir Deine Träne” from V/A “Variierende Töne Vol.I” compilation 12″ LP on Melantónia
  • Spanish ambient /drone /electronic producer based in Valencia, Agustín Mena (aka SVLBRD), aka WARMTH “The Night” title track from the upcoming album “The Night” on his own label Archives
  • Nottingham, UK ambient /drone /electro-acoustic /electronic musician Dan Woodward, aka A View From A Window “Death of the sun (winter solstice)” from the s/t album on Whitelabrecs
        
  • Reutov, Russia Post-Punk /Ambient /IDM /Electro project SENEPTIKA “Конечная” from the album “Рассвет/закат”
  • UK/Netherlands/Argentina transcontinental ambient /piano /guitar /experimental collaboration, Andrew Heath, Anne Chris Bakker & Mi Cosa de Resistance “Seems so Long Ago Now” from the album “Dispatches” via Giraffe Tapes
  • Portland, Or ambient /drone /cosmic /electronic /synth musician Daryl Groetsch “Soaring Through a Purple Sky” from “Scenes from Some Planet” album
  • Paris-based, China native ambient /drone /experimental electronic composer and multi-disciplinary visual artist Amosphère “More die of heartbreak” from the album “More Die of Heartbreak (更多的人死于心碎)” on 33-33

Lucien Clergue

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