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The second record released on Enfant Terrible back in 2005 was a compilation with music from the legendary Dutch tape label Trumpett. Featured on that record was of course Doxa Sinistra. This band was next to Ende Shneafliet and The Actor the best known act on the label.
Doxa Sinistra was all about pure minimal electronics, proto-elektro and experimentation. Their second tape “Conveyer Belt” from 1985 was already released on vinyl by Enfant Terrible a few years ago. This re-issue received only praise as being way ahead of its time back then and being even today daring in the field of electronic music.
Now it is time to release the first tape “Via Del Latte” from 1982 on vinyl for the first time. This first tape is serious freaky stuff. Dissonant electronic sounds and weird tunes make up for a sort of sci-fi / horror B-movie soundtrack. This is not your every day easy listening, but a trip through a surreal Milky Way.
This 1980’s re-issue record will also close a chapter for Enfant Terrible. All the music interesting to Enfant Terrible from the archive has found its way onto vinyl in the collaboration between Trumpett and Enfant Terrible. Trumpett employer and designer Zivago has throughout the years become part of the Enfant Terrible crew as a graphic designer, consultant and enthusiast. This collaboration will continue for sure.
Trumpett started a tradition for electronic music coming from Holland. Enfant Terrible is proud to have become part of that tradition and to be able to give this tradition a new direction with supporting contemporary Dutch electronic music. With this we pay tribute to the pioneers like Doxa Sinistra. Take this trip with us back into the past one more time… and follow us further into the future…
Tracklisting (click title to hear mp3 sample):
Selected press quotes:
"...In alles proef je de plezier van de makers voor het onbekende, en dan liefst wel een beetje duister. En, toch even benadrukken, deze plaat klinkt bepaald niet oubollig." (File Under)
"...geen grappen of grollen zoals John Maus of Asmus Tiechens die plegen te maken. Wat naar is, is naar bij Doxa Sinistra. Koud en naar en een tikkeltje geschift, zo komen de industriële geluidcollages op deze plak vinyl voor de dag." (KindaMuzik)
listen to this now, and I hear the future of turntablism in a way. With
Doxa Sinistra scratching circuits instead of records. So even thought
this has a lot of moments where
"...Mixing minimal melodic synth lines, guitar riffs, sparse drum machine beats and analog noises with an experimental/industrial attitude, the band succeeded
"...You could compare their stuff with Belgium’s experimental band BeNe
GeSSeRiT, as just like them, you get the feeling that with their
analogue computer-sounds you are
und tiefgründig, keine leichte Unterhaltung. Heute würde man diese Art von Musik eventuell Industrial nennen, aber eigentlich stammt diese Sparte genau von solch alten Projekten wie DOXA SINISTRA ab, neben „Berühmtheiten“ wie CABARET VOLTAIRE oder THROBBING GRISTLE versteht sich. Kopfkino in der reinsten Form." (Terrorverlag)