We’re super pleased to shine a spotlight on Ambivalence! Well, not on the state of ambivalence – though there clearly is quite a bit going around – NO! We’re talking about the moniker of Mr. Bogdan Gajdučeňa, from Prague. Fans of the label no doubt caught his Ove Naxx remix last year and we’re pleased to… more
You simply aren’t ready for Next Life. So rare is it that you discover a band with such an original sound, coming from somewhere within their own universe that when you do find a band such as this, it’s always surprising. We proudly introduce you to Next Life. Hailing from Oslo, Norway Next Life are Hai Nguyen Dinh and Tormod Christensen. They make music that fetishistic ally explores the twin worlds of Deathmetal and game music with a preciousness that some how skirts into the art-rock realm. Around the office, we call their sound “Gameboy Deathmetal” and when you hear a second of the record, you’ll know why. Basically it’s real guitar, synth guitar, Nintendo “vocals” and programmed beats made to fit a metal archetype. This refined and personal new music somehow always winks at the artifice through which it was created (which is why it is also completely unnerdy). Lastly, a side note here about Next Life. These guys fucking ROCK live. You wouldn’t believe it could work, but live they are like vicious robots spasmodically jerking to every power chord and chugging riff.
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Crockp3-048 / VROCK018 (8.27.2017)
It's been a hot minute since we last caught up with our man Desper, who if you didn't know was 1/2 of groundbreaking duo Slepcy. He was like, "I'm doing a new release on 12" and digital and we should collaborate on it, and it's super fast and you're gonna love it" and we were like, "Yup, we're in." So this is a collaboration with his own Jebaćtyhihten Records, and you can click on the player to listen to/ buy the release on Bandcamp (https://jebactyhihten.bandcamp.com/album/demollytion). Here's the official press release: During the years of vinyl silence (last one as Slepcy on Alphacute/Hirntrust in 2009), Desper has been developing his own uneasy, difficult to describe style to find himself in less chaotic, but maybe, more danceable, bass driven sounds that begun to emerge on his last self-released digital PROTOLANGUAGE EP few years ago. Always looking for new sounds, trying to escape all possible cliches, he gives you his new release, DEMOLLYTION, on vinyl + digital. Enjoy! Credits: released August 25, 2017 This release is the first from JEBAĆTYHIHTEN RECORDS, catalogue number JEBAĆ01 and cooperation with COCKROCKDISCO RECORDS, catalogue number VROCK018. All tracks written and produced by Desper (Marcin Stefański) 2014-2016, except B2 - remix done by Desper for Jack From Hell‘s track written and produced by Jack From Hell (Darek Kociński) 2015. Frequencies lifted & cut down by LXC at Watta Sound. Gfx by Desper.
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