PICKS OF THE WEEK:
- MARSMAN at corpo | Bloemerbar, Netherlands | 27-10-2023
Courtesy of Corpo collective, Rotterdam-based dynamic DJ, producer and Pinkman label boss, marsman rocks with an eclectic and expansive set weaving Dark Wave-Acid-Electro-Techno-Italo-Body Music all around… like the revolutionary Netherlands football team from the 70s, the Dutchman plays ‘Total Electronica’.
- Berlin-based EBM /Techno /New Wave /Dark Disco collaborative band project between Kalipo and duo Local Suicide, aka DINA SUMMER “Hide & Seek” off “Hide & Seek” EP [Iptamenos Discos]
The compelling dynamic collaborative band project based in Berlin tantalizes to indulge in the excess, glamour, and magic of the 80s with an intoxicating romantic high-energy Disco stomper that twinkles, flickers, and glitters under the swirling strobe lights and a gleaming disco ball from a steamy ‘Hide & Seek’ dancefloor of naughty fetish dreams.
- Istanbul, Turkey dark ambient /soundtrack /guitar drone project, Sumatran Black “Mary-Ann” from “Prospect Park” EP [Sumatran Black Records]
Back after a long hiatus the Istanbul-based dark ambient sound artist, under the Sumatran Black moniker, with a guitar-drone EP inspired by the brutal 2005 kidnapping, rape and murder of 16-year old ‘Mary-Ann’ Leneghan in Prospect Park, England, imbued with a painful abysmal contemplation. Four tracks set the ominous tone for a pensive backdrop of wistful icy glows, subtly wailing distortions, and distant menacing echoes, ebbing and flowing in soft fragile ‘breaths’ to evoke an immersively chilly and disturbing calm.
- Medellin, Colombia trance /wave /electro /synth project of musician Juan Camilo Marin Betancur (Cimientos Fecundos), aka Una gema en escoria Ft. VALANAÏS – “Crystals For Lucy” off upcoming V/A “Portal Compilation 2” album [Evil chorus records]
Colombian experimental producer combines elements of Ambient, Electro, and Trance for a dark, dangerous, and electrifying collaborative foray heightened by the enigmatic French chanteuse VALANAÏS, driven by relentlessly swaying, droning and murky basslines along with marching, rattling drum beats, encircled by distant fluid spacey strings and eerie icy bright rippling flickers, whilst exotic female vocals bewitch with mesmeric seductive fantasies.