Post Tagged with: "Dark Entries"

SIC & Buzz :: Double review (Dark Entries)

Dark Entries is one of the premier synth wave and post punk revivalist labels. A loaded statement, but a fair one. Boss Josh Cheon has the knack, the ability to source and resuscitate ambiguous analogue scores and gritty minimalism. Once more, the San Fran label is crossing the Atlantic to revive two Euro obscurities. I’ve […]

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Vita Noctis & The Danse Society :: Double review (Dark Entries)

Vita Noctis toe the line between an 80’s disenfranchised rift and a cold wave chord. The Danse Society come from the age when British society was on the verge of dissolution, of widespread strikes and the Troubles of Northern Ireland. [Dark Entries shop] The West Coast of the US is synonymous with one drink. Coffee. […]

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System Lilliput & Europa :: Double review (Dark Entries)

Dark Entries has enjoyed a meteoric rise, and rightfully so. With Josh Cheon at the helm a veritable horde of lost music has been reclaimed. The label has scanned the globe, focusing on the Western sounds of 80’s synth wave and post-punk. As it celebrates its nineteenth and twentieth releases, Dark Entries returns to the […]

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Starter + Jeff & Jane Hudson :: Double review (Dark Entries)

Starter, across one album, took a whimsical journey into this new electronic world. They are not afraid to experiment, rather they actively seek a break from the norm. Jeff and Jane Hudson in their early sounds take cues from traditional sounds, with elements of rock and folk coming through. [Dark Entries Shop] The Summer is rapidly […]

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V/A :: Bay Area Retrograde Vol. 1 (Dark Entries)

There’s something special about this latest dive into the audio archives, a personal quality to the tracks and the rediscovery of them. Welcome to the lesser known, and lesser heard, side of American synth wave. [Purchase] It’s not a rule or anything, but a lot of labels like to start their innings with a compilation. […]

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Xex :: Group: Xex (Dark Entries)

This is cold wave at some of its chilliest and most reduced. Breath a sigh, pull the hair into your eyes and fear not; the world is as bad as you’d thought. [Purchase] Dark Entries has once again dug deep into the annals of the past. This head down tail up hunt has unearthed another […]

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Top releases of twenty-ten

With this article, 151 releases and 25 honorable mentions are highlighted as being titles that garnered the extra spins in 2010. These musicians (and associated labels) offered an abundance of quality productions coming from all corners of the globe with an emphasis on releasing music that doesn’t always follow a defined path. [January 2011] Twenty-ten […]

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Eleven Pond :: Bas Relief (Dark Entries)

The record is a monument of 1980’s synth music. It has the clever melodies, the electronic composition and the freshness of a new style of music strung through with a D.I.Y. innocence endemic to much of the best minimal synth. It was a bitterly cold day in Belfast when I collected the first releases of […]

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Nagamatzu and Pesteg Dred reviews (Dark Entries)

I went to see Veronica Vasicka DJ in Glasgow recently; the Queen of Minimal Wave didn’t disappoint. Vasicka may be the Queen, but arguably the King of the US synth wave revival is Dark Entries Josh Cheon. Cheon has established a label that excites with each release, the lastet two being no exception. (Nagamatzu :: […]

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Neon Judgement :: Early Tapes (Dark Entries)

(September 2010) In a recent music conversation in the pub, a mate made the bold statement that nothing was more exciting than hearing the term EBM (and yes, these are the kind of pub conversations that are going on.) For those unsure of EBM, electronic body music, it is a raw cold minimal synth sound, […]

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Dark Day :: Window (Dark Entries)

(July 2010) San Francisco based Dark Entries is back with another release, this time focusing on home soil with Dark Day and their Window LP. After being briefly part of DNA, New York based Robin Lee Crutchfield founded the pioneering electronics project: Dark Day. The group came into being in the late 1970’s, with their […]

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Death Domain and Second Decay :: Double review (Dark Entries)

(February 2010) Despite beginning, and growing, across the UK and Europe in the 1980’s, New Wave is having its renaissance in America. Of course there have been pioneers of the sound based in the US, Experimental Products to name but one, but it is indisputable that the sound was forged by the post war generation […]

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