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Rolf Trostel - Inselmusik

2016-07-26 (News)

Rolf Trostel on his first album "Inselmusik" (1981) explores the sonic possibilities of the recently introduced PPG wavetable synthesizer. "Inselmusik" is minimalist, meditative and contemplative music, enriched with remarkable choral sounds, flutes and effects. Overlapping sequencer lines and dominant expanses with feel-good harmonies are carried along on calm, soothing beats. The music is based on live performances from the late 70s by Trostel and the legendary Krautrock guitarist Günter Schickert.   
 

Claudio Simonetti - Conquest

2016-07-25 (News)

For the first time ever on vinyl, the rousing and eclectic soundtrack to the film from one of Italy’s most beloved cult directors. "Conquest" brings together the electronic virtuosity of Claudio Simonetti and the visionary horror of Lucio Fulci. The result is an epic musical score rich with analog synthesizers, arpeggios, tense rhythms and maestro Simonetti’s signature atmospheres.
This limited edition contains a wealth of unreleased material never before heard. Limited to 499 copies.

Sven Kacirek & Thomas Klein - Selekt 3: Rhythmus I–IV

2016-07-22 (News)

Thomas Klein, drummer of the band Kreidler and solo artists under the moniker Sølyst, and Sven Kacirek, solo artist and "collaborator" with Nils Frahm, Stefan Schneider and others, are two percussionists who are well-established in the electronic music scene. On the third release of our SELEKT series they present four tracks exclusively with percussion instruments. Although the two musicians each speak their own distinct rhythmic language, with only a few data transfers between Hamburg and Düsseldorf they have conjured up four compact tracks, which despite the instrumental limitations are surprisingly diverse in terms of sound, groove and depth.
 

Rolf Trostel - Der Prophet

2016-07-21 (News)

Rolf Trostel is a protagonist of the so-called Berlin School, to which belong such artists as Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze. Electronic Pop was the musical goal of Trostel's third album "Der Prophet", which was released in the same year as its predecessor "Two Faces". "Der Prophet" is the culmination of this phase of Trostel's oeuvre, which was tightly coupled to the PPG Wave Computer.    
 

Camera - Phantom of Liberty

2016-07-20 (News)

Camera is rightly compared with icons of seventies Krautrock such as Neu! and La Düsseldorf, with a tight and driving sound, yet they are still somehow unpredictable. Hardly any other band understands how to mutate tiny musical nuances into volcanic eruptions like they do. The Berlin band is a motor running at full throttle, where an explosion could occur at any second. Once you have embarked on this crazy journey, you will be fascinated by the alternating current somewhere between a flash flood and roller coaster running off the rails. The cascades of sound convey a blurry image of a boundless desire to revolt, with each blink of an eye threatening to end in purgatory, yet it is damned near indestructible.   
 

Lord Of The Lost - Empyrean

2016-07-19 (News)

With "Empyrean", Lord Of The Lost have created a dystopian Future-Metal-concept album of epic proportions. The new release takes the listener on a captivating science-fiction-odyssey, driven by a furious mix of Gothic Metal, Glam, Electro, Prog and Industrial. After centuries of gradual self-destruction, humanity embarks on a quest for "Empyrean", a supposedly perfect world that promises hope for deliverance. With their new space trip, Lord Of The Lost have created their most diverse and ambitious album to date. The group's trademark sound of hard Metal-attacks in a perpetual struggle with darkly melodic parts and a keen hand for catchy melodies remains intact but is enhanced by a dominant electronic foundation. Added to the mix are epic choruses in the style of the golden age of Glam Rock, a gripping duet with newcomer Scarlet Dorn in "Black Oxide". The monumental Dark-Metal-space-opera was given an equally massive sound in renowned Chameleon Studios.


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