Thursday 7 December 2023

Maelstrom & Louisahhh - I'm A Whip

"I'm A Whip" is the first single from the second collaborative album between Louisahhh and Maelstrom "May the Rage Burn a Path For Joy". Recorded in cooperation with Brodinski, the track is a curious mash-up of ballroom, acid and deco-techno. "Fan The Flame (Mickey Nox Remix)" is on the noisier, more industrial side of tekkno. It's good, but side A really made me feel like I'm listening to something fresh here. Cop the single here.

Wednesday 6 December 2023

Heygate - Outfield

Heygate is an electronic producer based in LA, who every now and then has been uploading singles to Bandcamp. His latest track "Outfield" channels post-2010 witch house era, contrasting an ethereal, almost ghost-like drone background with minimal IDM drum patterns. The effect reminds me of a crossover between the stuff Nattymari used to do with dark ambient atmospheres of I††. Grab the track here.

V.A. - Feral Horror Sounds Volume 1

Feral is a comic book founded by illustrator Ömer Yalinkilic in 2020. He's collaborated extensively over the last few years with Mater Suspiria Vision, drawing from their expanded universe, so it's no surprise that the group is also one of the featured artists on this new 10" vinyl record released by the publisher. "Feral Horror Sounds Volume 1" is a mini-album divided into crypt side, dedicated to rockabilly and surf rock (Messer Chups, The Real Deal, Dave Phillips, The Blue Velvets, The Go Devils), and bloody side, which includes an exclusive, 10-minute long track from MSV + their recent single "Dracula" from "Hotel Trancesylvania". Check out the preview above and order the record here.

Monday 4 December 2023

Ronce - Cr​è​ve

Dawn Records tagged this album on bandcamp "gore asmr" and if that isn't the most perfect way to describe this record. Zoë Villerd's Ronce project has been a regular at Dawn, and this is her third project for the label. "Crève" is like a walking through a mental hospital corridor at night, and dragging a knife across the walls as you move along. Tense, unnerving and alluring at the same time, with some of the most unique voice featurings I've heard all year. Good night.

Grab the digital here, and stream in full below.

Saturday 2 December 2023

Pharmacist + Three Wishes - Maelstrom (Stay Healthy Remix)

Perfect remix of a perfect track right here, Stay Healthy delivered something special for the Pharmacist and Three Wishes' tape. Their version of "Maelstrom" sits somewhere between a cover and a remix, altering the original's DNA and creating a tribute of sorts. Beautiful. Grab the tapes here.

Friday 1 December 2023

Thursday 30 November 2023

Ritualz - Hypermotion X 2.0

Dagger Forest will release tomorrow a compilation of two extraterrestial EPs from Ritualz: "Hypermotion X" and "Hypermotion Demos", now collectively named "Hypermotion X 2.0". The newly mastered material is a spaced-out take on the trance-leaning spectrum of JC's work. The original "Hypermotion X" was published in 2012 by Mishka NYC, while the demos were self-released by the artist one year later. The former EP consists of four post-trance witch transmissions destined for the clubbing after-party cooldown zone. Kicking off with the cinematic, eerie ambient intro (that got extended for this tape release), Ritualz channels darkwave influences intertwined with witchhouse elements and melodic vocals throught the next three tracks - each one unique in its own right. "Limerence" is a the slowest of them all, like a sad ballad with muted vocals, dope beats and synths. "Alien" ups the tempo with his signature witch-trance only to be countered by pulsing "Rhythmic Release". Side B includes two demo versions of "Limerence" and "Alien", backed with three dance-focused tracks that further explore the underground trance-phoria. Brillaint release and a great companion to Mascara's "Heru-Ra-Ha" from the same label.

Order the tapes here, and check out the whole release below.