Post Tagged with: "Astro-Chicken"

Aspecto Humano :: The human machine touch

Anyone setting up a label deserves respect, or sectioning; doing so in Spain even more so. Aspecto Humano have definitely hit the ground running. Their sound is bright, one that shines with an electro cleanness whilst warming with a disco touch. Theirs is a style few others are attempting in Spain, and elsewhere. Living in […]

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V/A :: Femur V1 (Clasicos Del Ruido)

Barcelona’s Clasicos Del Ruido has paid homage to a monthly event that has brought a wealth of talent to the Spanish capital, Femur V1. I’ve mentioned of a club night I frequent here in Madrid more than once in the musical musings: Femur. The man behind it, Arch (or Aitor), shares a strikingly similar taste […]

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Kurt Y. Gödel :: Chord Rememory (YUYAY)

By my reckoning, anyone heading for Hyboid, Astro Chicken boss, for a track remake knows the score when it comes to electronic music. And it’s to the analogue pop aficionado that YUYAY have turned to open their second vinyl release. I’m always curious to see who labels call in on remix duty, especially imprints that […]

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Hyboid :: Terrör of the Üniverse (Astro Chicken)

Hyboid always works best best when going for bombast and epic scale, and Terrör of the Üniverse opens impressively in exactly this style, with a sweeping synth epic filled with neon harmonics and glittering fanfares. Remember Astro Chicken? You know… that sadly short-lived label from 2010-11 with a penchant for obscure eighties computer game and […]

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Hyboid :: Where Androids Come to Die (Astro Chicken)

The references that Astro Chicken pile into almost every release ensure that the majority of their output is most appreciated by those of a certain age and/or love of bedroom gaming nostalgia, and though Where Androids Come to Die has more serious overtones, the signature aesthetic is still there. The latest release on the German Astro […]

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Sternrekorder :: Weissensee (Astro Chicken)

A penchant for insanely bouncy melodies, tonally sweet analogue keyboard sounds, straightforward, clipped percussion and occasional vocals steer Weisensee into distinctly Kraftwerkien territory. [Purchase] In 2011, the eccentric, early eighties and science fiction obsessed, Astro Chicken imprint followed up Risk Risk’s superlative This Is 1983 with two mini-LPs, the first of which is this quaint and […]

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Risk Risk :: This Is 1983 (Astro Chicken)

At the core of it all This Is 1983 is a riotously fun listen and while it’s possible to simply take it at face value, in true eighties style, there’s definitely the feeling that there’s something much more going on underneath the neon sheen. [Purchase] We are living in a new age of materialism, of […]

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Astro Chicken :: Double review

The sound of this Dusseldorf label brings to mind a variety of other imprints There’s a touch of Suction Records here, a bit of A.D.S.R., a twist of Radio Cosmos and a definite dollop of 8bit computer music. This is synth heavy space disco, addictive and clever. This double review is a bit retrospective, but […]

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