Post Tagged with: "Cold Wave"

Vlimmer :: llllll​/​lllllll (Blackjack Illuminist)

Maybe an over-productive project for a few ones but this bunch of nicely made tracks will easily convince fans of dark waving and moodily atmospheric electro-gothic music, mainly from the 80s. Alexander Leonard Donat is one busy, highly prolific, multifaceted and electronic self-produced artist coming from Berlin, Germany. The Berlin underground electronic music scene has […]

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Nine Circles :: The Early Days (Genetic Music)

Nine Cirlces have been one of the forces behind the Minimal Synth revival. True, the Dutch duet have not had the worldwide acclaim of some Synth Pop outfits; but that was never their goal. Instead, Nine Circles have enjoyed an Autumn of appreciation. A couple of months back I wrote about a new 7” from […]

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Ståltråd & Sturmkapelle :: Double review (Förderung Kosmischer Kunst – Musik)

The hive of Kerkrach is a labyrinth of activity, catacombs of sublabels that divide into avenues of cold wave, synth-pop, analogue punk and beyond into a Korg kaleidoscope of sounds. For F.K.K. two new artists of superb talent have been unearthed. Kernkrach is an incredibly productive label, 7”s multiplying like rabbits with LPs having a […]

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Mushy :: Breathless (Mannequin)

This release is a welcoming one, densely moving, brilliantly produced with an avalanche of heart-breaking melodic vibes and enthralling hypno-ish synth grooves. Warmly recommended for fans of cyber-pop electronica and minimalist-death rockin’ sounding aesthetism. [Release page] After the publication of several CDR (on Cold Current Productions, Final Music, Mannequin) and a ravishing debut effort entitled […]

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Linea Aspera :: Linea Aspera (Dark Entries)

The economic, social and environmental plates have been shifting viciously for years, culminating in the financial quake we are living through. Linea Aspera take up a synthesizer and a soulful songstress to map this present state. [Release page] I recently mentioned the prospect of “something” being in the waters of the US West Coast for […]

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Octavius :: Laws (Mannequin)

Laws is an almost lawless boarder crossing, skipping across state lines into a number of blurred genres. Synth wave, minimal pop and the darker side of the synthesizer has been the focus of Mannequin. Octavius aka William Marshall is no bright-eyed newcomer, an artist who’s been releasing since before the millennium. After nearly ten years of […]

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