LCN – Appartenance

Earlier this year I released the “Noblesse Oblige” compilation LP on Gooiland Elektro… on this record is the pounding EBM influenced track “Appartenance”… this track is by LCN… who is also known as Le Chocolat Noir and Honored Matres and he is also part of FFFC (Florence Foster Fan Club)…

Now the musician himself made a video for “Appartenance”… which is posted below… enjoy!

dj M. – Lesson#67

Here is the dj set I recorded just before summer as part of a Radio Resistencia episode for Intergalactic FM… it features classic 90’s and 00’s electro-industrial, EBM, goth, industrial and more and a few 80’s classics… expect some real dancefloor favourites from the likes of Suicide Commando, Velvet Acid Christ, Will, Haus Arafna and Black House…

dj M. – Lesson#66

There is a new mixtape / dj set online which I recorded not too long ago… it features old school EBM, dark elektro, dark techno… all of this often spiced up with industrial tendencies so to speak… featured are tracks from Le Syndicat Electronique, Roberto Auser, Ian Martin, Utroid, Moncorpse, Blush Response and Mace. amongst others… and sorry for the skipping in one track… that is what you get with old vinyl records that you have played too many times…

Onmens

onmensLPOnmens is quite a new outfit from Belgium… last year they released two albums… of which one, entitled “Witruimte”, is also available on vinyl…

This duo is armed with electronics, electric guitar and voice/screams… sort of the same line-up as legendary Belgian EBM pioneers The Neon Judgement… Onmens is maybe a bit weirder and with more of a punk punch to it… although of course the first stuff from The Neon Judgement was also rather punk influenced… so yes… Onmens could be seen as working in the tradition of this influential 80’s band…

The electronic beats of Onmens are rough and in your face and the vocals are mostly delivered in screams… but the ten songs on the “Witruimte” are still quite diverse… from uptempo tunes to more weird and a bit vague and trippy pieces… both in sound and in madness the band reminds me at times of PIA fRAUS… of which Embers (see their “Kout EP” on ET) is an offspring…

Also the band shares instruments/line-up, sound and attitude with the Dutch duo Aux Raus (now defunct)… but Onmens is Belgian and Aux Raus was Dutch… so expect industrial/EBM/weird influences instead of hardcore gabber stuff in the sound of Onmens…

I recommend to keep an eye out for Onmens… both for new material as for live shows… promising stuff for the future! And… I have a few copies of the “Witruimte” vinyl LP in the webshop

And… here is video/track from the album… enjoy!

Mailorder update: Codex Empire and Blush Response

Both Codex Empire and Blush Response deliver a new 4 track 12″ EP on the Berlin based label Aufnahme + Wiedergabe… both projects are exponents of the current techno scene which blends dark goth inspired sounds from the 90’s and EBM rhythms with contemporary industrial techno music…

While Codex Empire is more into 90’s goth/darkwave when it comes to lending elements Blush Response seems to more focussed on (harsh) EBM… still both new EP’s will also interest fans of industrial music and especially those into rhythmic noise… think Ant-Zen style…

Both records can be ordered by through the ET mailorder or the ET discogs webshop… I only have a few copies of each… so be quick or be sorry…

Below you can listen to a full track of each release…

Future Classic… ?

gooiland_boxedIn December 2013 I released the second Gooiland Elektro compilation entitled “Club Funny Horse“… this compilation features Cute Heels, Drug Culture, Ekman and Marburg (now active as part of FOQL and Osty)… a compilation built around some hard hitting dark techno stuff deeply rooted in EBM and New Beat…

Like many ET records this record went quite slowly in the beginning… but the demand continued on the same level… and it is only quiet recently the demand for this one is growing and growing… I have the feeling most people only value this release now… which happens to more of the ET release… they prove (more) relevant over some time… or maybe they are a bit ahead of their time mostly…

So last week I opened the last box and I am shipping some copies now… and some more are ordered to be shipped with the upcoming new releases… so get it quick (as somebody commented on this release on Discogs)…

By the way… the new upcoming Gooiland Elektro compilation “Noblesse Oblige” takes off where “Club Funny Horse” ended… and moves onwards…

Here is the Cute Heels track from “Club Funny Horse”…