WL//WH Weekly Electronic Music Tips

Weekly Electronic Music Tips #18

Photo by Quentin Shih

PICKS OF THE WEEK:

  • Truancy Volume 263: IDENTIFIED PATIENT                                                                                                             

Insanely good weekly set from Amsterdam-based Job Veerman, aka Identified Patient, freely dancing on the fine line between electro, breakbeat, EBM, acid, wave sounds, post-punk and industrial.

  • Kyiv, Ukraine experimental/industrial/dark techno producer SERVOS “Swarm” from the debut “The Fall of Rome” EP                                                                                                                                                                   

The debut EP by Ukrainian techno experimentalist strikes a fine balance between powerfully hard-hitting rhythmic edges and dark hypnotic abstract ritualistic density.

  • Moscow-based leftfield/electro/techno/electronic producer Yssue “Day Of The Dead” from upcoming EP “The Laughing Gas” on Belgrade‘s label YES

Mind-bending off-kilter groovy rhythms from Moscow, filled with, somehow exotic, percussive intricacy, hypnotic bouncy basslines, and eerie alarming synth over enigmatic yet sinister voices, make for an intriguing and dizzying dance-inducing listen.

  • Greek experimental/industrial/wave/dark techno project of Fanis Tornikidis from Stavroupoli, Penelope’s Fiance “Mercenary Of Love” from upcoming V.A.- “Blessing In Disguise” tape compilation on OSM tapes

An ongoing tape compilation, by the excellent Thessaloniki‘s DIY OSM tapes, that explores dark experimental electronic realms with industrial and EBM leanings, through a bunch of fine exponent of the underground international scene.  As usual, since 2015, Greek producer Fanis Tornikidis under his moniker Penelope’s Fiance, does not fail to deliver, in a sinister yet seductive way, the bleak sense of vulnerability, anxiety, and desolation of the present, through melodic gloomy atmospheric synths, acidic obsessive bassline and martial hypnotic rhythms.

  • Ambient/drone moniker of UK electronic producer Martin Jenkins aka Pye Corner Audio, The House In The Woods ‘Walk Two: The Ancient Orchard’
  • Athenian electronic experimentalist Bill Anagnos “The Sizzler” title track from the cassette album “The Sizzler” on Phormix
  • UK experimental electronic producer SWARMM “Angular Mass” off of the upcoming “Extract/ Transform/ Load” EP on Holotone
  • Glaswegian experimental/ambient/dub/deep/electronic producer Lo Kindre “Dusk” from upcoming 7″ single EP ‘Dusk/Grey Skies (i)’ on his own label Phase Group co-run with MR TC                                                               
  • Dutch experimental/electro/techno DJ/Producer from Amsterdam, 543ff “Haas” from the album “Amok” [DRSS 40020] on Diffuse Reality Records.
      
  • UK experimental/hypno-beat electronic producer George Thompson aka Black Merlin “Manipulate” (Spoken word by Alexandra Grübler) from 2-track EP on OFFEN Music                                                                                     
  • Israelian psychedelic/dark disco/electronic project created by Tel- Aviv based producers/DJs Dori Sadovnik & Niv Arzi, aka RED AXIS “They Game” from the S/T LP on Dark Entries
  • Hamburg experimental electronic duo comprising of Baltimore-born Sophia Kennedy and Helena Ratka, aka Shari Vari – “Dance Alone (Black Merlin Remix)” from upcoming EP “NOW REMIXES” on Malka Tuti                  
  • Berlin-based Australian experimental/bass/breaks/electro/downbeat/electronic artist BARKING “Khasma” off upcoming EP “Moirai” on Barcelona’s Openthenext label
  • French dark ambient/psych/ethnic/electronic duo half of Gil.Barte (head of Kump Records), and HLM38 (member of house crew Notte Brigante), aka Ricco “Torq” from the upcoming album “Visitations” on Worst Records
  • Hamburg-based experimental/leftfield electronic trio LOVE-SONGS “Selbstauflöser Teil” from upcoming album “Nicht Nicht” on Bureau B
     
  • Nashville, TN experimental/new beat/cold electro producer Daniel Holt “Traveler” title track from the new EP on Death Decay Magic
  • Berlin‘s 80s-born experimental/industrial/dark electronic duo NON TOXIQUE LOST “Bewegen Wir Uns Noch” from the album “S.O.T.A.” on Klanggalerie
  • Brasilian acid/dark techno/EBM project of São Paulo‘s duo Maur Rocha e Joseph Aroc, ÁCIDA ÁCIDA “Seja Bruxa” new single
  • Antioquia, Colombia experimental/electro/EBM/techno producer BLACK PROPAGANDA “Lab Collapse” from the new benefit album “All power to the people”
  • Medellín, Colombia lo-fi experimental/electro/EBM/techno/dark synth solo project of Faunes Efes, FILMMAKER – “Broken Matrix” from upcoming “Reinvent” EP on SOIL
  • French industrial/dark heavy techno producer FX093 “Isolation”                                                                               
  • Nürnberg Dark/Acid/Industrial Techno DJ/producer, STEVE RUST “Mental Error” on INSANE INDUSTRY
  • Paris-based techno/EBM/electronic producer MIND | MATTER “Souvenirs Brisés” from V/A “Compile Des Souvenirs Brisés” compilation on Intervision
  • Warsaw-born experimental/techno industrial Dj, Producer, Singer & Sound Designer Marina Aleksandra “Animal Industrial Complex (Randolph & Mortimer Remix)”
  • French cinematic/industrial techno/drum&bass producer based in Paris, NN “The Glitch Of An Optimized Digital Society” from the “Binary Cascade Failure” EP on PLS.UK                                                                               
  • Paris-based electronic/coldwave/darkwave/electro producer GEWALT “Paroxetine” taken from the upcoming EP “Synesthesia” on RND.Records                                                                                                                                       
  • Dutch industrial /dark electro wave artist Sophie Hütten aka “Vrouwe Fataal”, aka Sophie du Palais “Disco Nihilist” from V/A “Currents I” compilation series on Power Station
  • Berlin-based, Brasilian electro/dark techno/EBM project of São Paulo‘s producer Igor Girio, aka Unhealed – “Self-Pressure” from V./A. “SADOMEDIEVAL” on BURACO
  • London, UK industrial techno producer Angel Attack – “TransTanztheater (Original Mix)” from upcoming cassette EP “Dance dance otherwise we are lost” on the new label House of Reptile
  • Berlin-based Italian techno/rave pioneer Dj/producer MAX DURANTE “Machine World” from EP “Fear And Desire” on aufnahme + wiedergabe
  • Medellín, Colombia lo-fi experimental/electro/EBM/techno/dark synth solo project of Faunes Efes, FILMMAKER “Leather” off new self-released single “Latex & Leather”
  • Antioquia, Colombia experimental/electro/EBM/techno producer BLACK PROPAGANDA “Introspection” from “Cold Light, Low Tide” split single with Obergman on brokntoys
  • Dark Day– ‘No, Nothing, Never (Øliver’s Unwelcome Version)’ Remix of the classic track from R.L. Crutchfield‘s Dark Day project (originally released on the ‘Exterminating Angel’ LP in 1980).
  • London, UK experimental/post-punk /dark electronic/industrial project by former techno artist Oliver Ho (Raudive, Zov Zov), BROKEN ENGLISH CLUB ”Shadows and Tall Trees” from V/A “An Easy Way Out For Those Who Can’t Escape” on L.I.E.S. Records
  • Paris, France post-punk/dark electro/dark disco/techno artist DJ Varsovie “Le Retour Du Monstre”                            
  • New York-based industrial/EBM/electro DJ/artist R GAMBLE “The Lesson” from upcoming EP “Sever The Ties” on Public System Recordings                                                                                                                                   
  • Bristol, UK based experimental/industrial/noise/electronic project of Avon Terror Corps associated French duo, Fever 103° “Anatomical Venus” from the new EP “Right between before and after”
  • Berlin-based French dark electro producer Isolated Material “Control You Mind” off of “Aliased” EP on Ukonx Recordings
  • Athens, Greece techno producer Kumasi – “External Factors (Echo Spatial remix)” from the split “EXTERNAL FACTORS” EP with Echo Spatial on Innermost
  • Billie Eilish – ‘Bad Guy’ (Benedikt Frey Tribute)                                                                                                              
  • New York-based by the way of London and Belgrade electronic/Italo/new beat/techno/space beats producer and Samo Records founder, FACETS “Neko” from the “Quarantine Cuts” EP                                             
  • Canadian 80s synthpop band formed in Montreal, Trans-X – “Living on Video” (Pablo Bozzi edit) originally from 1983
  • Dutch dark disco electronic duo SHMLSS “Ghent ’86” from V/A “International Waters Vol. 1” compilation Berlin’s Ombra International label 
  • Lithuanian-based dark disco/electronic audio-visual project led by duo Liudas and Oskaras, ROE DEERS “Detective Stories” off new EP on The Magic Movement
  • San Bernardino, CA industrial esoteric experimental electronic minimal synth drone duo, GERMAN ARMY “A Lavendar Scare” from “The Chronology Of The Base Nation” on SMS Tapes
  • Colombian ambient/IDM producer Aeondelit “Editing Destiny” title track from the cassette mini-album “Editing Destiny” on Insurgentes
  • UK ambient/IDM/techno duo Lee Norris & Frank Rumpelt, aka Norken & Nyquist “Interlight” from ltd’ 7″ lathe cut single ‘MOA042’ on Móatún 7
  • Sweden‘s ambient/deep electronic/drum&bass producer Ludvig Cimbrelius (aka Purl) aka ILLUVIA “Nothing Is Ever Lost” from new album “Past Lives & Inner Worlds”
  • Brittany ambient/drone producer Recou Futur “Je me suis fait un sang d’encre” from “Forever and ever done with law” on Music From The Masses label’s Single Club Confiné

Photo by Harry Gruyaert