Staatseinde K7

Staatseinde released a second tape on their own Ende Der Zukunft Recordings label. The first one was an overview of past to present never released tracks. This new tape is one filled with tracks they did with various other artists… the funny thing is that this release feels much more coherent as the previous one… despite all the different collaborations which are showcased here…

You get 11 tracks by Staatseinde teaming up with the likes of Sololust, Lovaratrax, Arpatle, Butsenzeller, Wout Waanders and more…

Stand out tracks are the three featured did with Dutch poet Wout Waanders… the tracks are great music wise… but the spoken word kind of vocal delivery also really adds something… the pieces are quite dark and have a great flow… so I hope Staatseinde will be doing more in this style in the near future…

You can check this tape on the Staatseinde Bandcamp webpage here…

Solid Space

I have to be honest… I never really was into the Solid Space tape album… of course I loved “Tenth Planet” and “A Darkness In My Soul”… these tracks I have been listening for years and years… they are absolute classics in the field of minimal (synth)… but the rest of the album ‘Space Museum’ never really did it for me…

Recently Dark Entries released the tape on vinyl (for the first time officially, so not as bootleg) and of course I wanted to have these two tracks at last on vinyl… this as the two tracks alone make this record worthwhile to have…

But… I have been playing this LP now several times and I quite like most of the other tunes on it as well as it seems… funny how things sometimes can change over time… still¬†“Tenth Planet” and “A Darkness In My Soul” are the absolute highlights of this record but you will hear some other nice songs in case you get this record…

I have a few copies for sale in the webshop…

RX-101 and (not so) slow acid

I am a long time fan of Suction Records from Canada… it is even among the labels through which I started to listen to elektro music… sort of recently RX-101 was discovered by the label boss and he started releasing the music of this Dutch 1990’s project…

For me this artist was totally new… it fits the IDM stuff Suction already released perfectly… it times it sounds very Rephlex like… and the name is cool… being taken from the Roland SH-101 synth…

Already four 12″ EP’s were released… the first two in 2016 and last year two more came out… one a bit IDM inspired and with some synth stuff… the other a great EP filled with acid trax…

The first two EP’s are compiled on a CD and the second two on another CD… ant through this CD is discovered I ¬†was playing the acid 12″ too slow… I played it at 33 RPM all the time since it arrived… and it sounded wicked… especially the slow(er) stuff… but when I played the CD I discovered the tracks were faster… and I checked the sleeve of the 12″… it said quit big 45 RPM… so well… I think I stick to the slower speed anyway as the tracks sound so great that way…

Ramplingg + homemade vinyls

Ramplingg is the solo project by Sara from Diverting Duo… this solo endeavour is a bit darker as her collaboration project… more dark wave and new wave minded and less synth pop / indie pop in mood and style… These five tracks take you on a dark trip for sure!

This debut is a super nice CD which comes in a LP style cardboard inner and outer sleeve. It is released in collaboration between Tiny Speaker ad Etch Wear. There is also a super limited 10″ version featuring one track from the CD and a remix… This vinyl is handcut / homemade at Etch Wear HQ in Norway… and is part of the recent explorations by Etch Wear in homemade vinyls… super cool and more DIY is not possible…

Below one of the tracks from the Rampling CD… and the CD is also available from the ET webshop…

Out now!

I am very happy that at last the four new records are ready and I can start shipping this week… it took about a month longer as aspected… but in the end it most of the time does…

Now it is time for folding sleeves and assembling the records… then I can ship out to pre-orders and shops… of course these new releases are also available in the ET webshop here and here

I hope you will enjoy these as much as I do!