PICKS OF THE WEEK:
- Aperitif de la Mort (AM-019): EGZOTIKKA
Set of the week comes from the infamous and highly talented London-based Lithuanian DJ/producer and DIY cassette label META MOTO co-founder Osvaldas Egzotikka, aka EGZOTIKKA. Expect a vibrant and urgent punk take on dark techno, industrial and EBM with post-punk and coldwave undertones.
- Berlin-based acid dark electro producer Nicolai Toma – “Dein Letztes Hemd (ft. Camila Strasdas)” from upcoming V/A “Never Trust A Mirror” EP on Subject To Restrictions Discs
Brilliant impeccable mechanical acidic Teutonic-tinged electro from Berlin .
- Vilnius, Lithuania ambient/drone/techno producer ROOKAS “Constant Collision” title track from the new EP on Static Motion
Seamlessly blending Techno, Industrial and Ambient, Lithuanian experimentalist Rookas delivers magnetic, vigorous and atmospheric dark electronic sound, embracing the listener in waves of disturbing chilling coldness.
- Warsaw, Poland experimental/electronic producer Bartosz Kruczyński, aka Earth Trax “Fade Away” from the 2×12″ debut album ‘LP1’ on Shall Not Fade
The Polish producer pushes his signature eclectic sound even further over all his debut LP, adding coldwave and IDM elements to his already vast house-ridden sonic palette made of deep lush breakbeats, and booming bass, screeching synths, ethereal vocal sample, beautifully crunchy beats and crispy rhythms, making it one of the year’s most captivating album.
- Birmingham, UK based IDM/braindance/electronic music project of Bobby Bird, aka Higher Intelligence Agency “Harmony Angel” (originally released on One AD compilation Waveform Records 1994) from the compilation “Preform” [selection of tracks originally recorded around the time of HIA’s first 1993 album “Colourform”]
- Italian ambient/deep techno producer Nico Bianco, aka Kill Acid on Space – “Meteor” from V/A “Rhizome 03 – Part 1” on Paris’ Lowless
- Paris-based ambient/electronic producer Pierre Rousseau “Paris” from upcoming album “Musique Sans Paroles” on Beats In Space
- Hague, Netherlands via Vilnius, ambient/bass/darkwave/electronic project of DJ, composer, performer Kamile, aka Caline With C. “Inevitable Love” from upcoming EP “Once in a Blue Moon” on Clipp.art
- Prague-based synthwave/synthpop/electro DJ/producer and co-founder of Endless Illusion label Ladislav Zensor, aka Exhausted Modern ”Plexiglass”
- Toronto industrial/EBM project of Heiki Sillaste, aka DIGITAL POODLE “Attempt (Version Two)” from the Heiki’s Paper+Sound label’s cassette reissue of the 1988 debut tape album originally released on Shadow Canada
- Barcelona-based Buenos Aires‘ lo-fi/industrial/electro producer, Thissperso “Geminis”
- Italian dark electronics/industrial/EBM producer Antonio Barbetta (aka Antonio) from the Adriatic Coast, RAW AMBASSADOR “You Can’t Stop A Tornado” title track from the upcoming EP on Out The Flat
- Lithuanian experimental/industrial/techno/EBM producer TEATRE “List of Wanted Fugitives” from the new EP “Crime Imagery”
- Toronto DIY experimental electronics producer TYVYT|IYTYI – “Shifting” from upcoming V/A “Tape 5” cassette compilation on In Disarray label.
- Medellín, Colombia lo-fi experimental/electro/EBM/techno/dark synth solo project of Faunes Efes, FILMMAKER – “Legions” from forthcoming cassette “Dimensional” on Paris’ Okvlt
- Italian post-punk/industrial/EBM/dark techno producer Rōnin “Donna Is Bitten” from “Slaughter High 1986” EP on Insane Industry
- Bergamo, Italy techno/acid/industrial producer Distorted Anima 歪んだ魂 – “This Way (Original Mix)” from “This Way” EP on Insane Industry
- Odessa, Ukraine experimental/dark industrial/noise/electronic producer RENNST “Sleepwalker”
- Iranian-born, Toronto-bred, Berlin-based based dark electronic / EBM / industrial producer/musician Emad Dabiri aka SARIN “Exocet II (XTNDD Version)” Cassette Bonus from SARIN’s debut album “Moral Cleansing” on Bite/X-IMG
- Paris-based experimental/ IDM/industrial/techno producer Substencia “Revolve” from the new EP “Canzoni Rumorose” on Instinkt Records
- French Experimental | Drone | Ambient | Dark Techno producer Clarence Park “Imperial Suite” title track from the upcoming 12″ EP on Voidance Records
- Toulouse based, label boss of Antagonist Field, Italo/noise/industrial/techno producer MORGUE “Trance It”
- Gary Numan “Films”  (Volta Cab edit)
- Brian Eno & David Byrne – ‘Regiment ( La Décadanse Edit )’
- Mexican dark disco producer Samuel Lupian – “Es Tu Mente (Alvee Remix)” off upcoming EP on Controlla
- Madrid based dark disco veteran Dj and producer, Paco Buggin, aka Silicodisco – “Rattle and Hum” from “Ombra INTL 013” compilation on Ombra International.
- Seoul, South Korea electronic duo Two Tone Shape – “Telecom” off V/A “HBRTRX Vol.3” compilation on Seoul’s Honey Badger Records
- Hamburg/Berlin electro/wave/industrial/acid/techno producer duet L.F.T. “Endless Octopus” off “Red Pyramid” EP on Mechatronica
- Rotterdam, Netherlands electro producer GAMMA INTEL “Voice Forte”
- Newcastle upon Tyne, UK electro project of Mike Watson, The Tomorrow Project – “Last Flight From Planet Earth”
- UK electronic/techno ambient collaboration, Real Terms & Power Literacy – “Rubble” off “Rubble / Next To You (Real Terms Edit)” single on Newcastle-based label Soft Verse
- Berlin-based Spanish electronic DJ and producer Airaboi – “Holy Void” off of V/A “E.N.M steht für Endlich Normale Menschen Vol.1” compilation on Chez Emile Records
- Russian ambient/psych/leftfield techno three-piece live band from Moscow, Chiranuma – ‘Vspomnit Vse’ off ‘Fragment.You’ EP on ИДА
- Icelandic ambient/dub techno producer Aðalsteinn Guðmundsson aka Yagya “Beauty in Loneliness” from the new album, “Old Dreams and Memories” on his own new Small Plastic Animals label
- Mexican experimental/electronic/synth musician, composer and producer from Chapala, José Orozco Mora “Formas Aparentes” title track from the cassette EP “Formas Aparentes” on Constellation Tatsu
- Athenian ambient/psych/noise/electronic trio of members from Cathedral Echo, Last days of s.e.x. and Solar Anus, aka Galactic Serpent Society “Babylonian Theogamy” from upcoming cassette album on Phormix
- Manchester, UK / Ukraine ambient/vaporwave/dreampunk duo of CMD094 and Panta Rhe, aka KUROI AME “Tenet” from V/A “Memory Residue VHS” on Forgot Imprint
- London, UK kinetic ambient artist Matthew Heywood, aka Bruised Skies – ‘Place I Know” from the album ‘Rain No Longer Softens’ on Pure Life ЧЖ
- Mysterious space ambient unknown artist XXXX – WASA_03 – from “Cosmic Troubles” EP via Italian label Tapes From Future Recordings