FOQL – Lower Your Expectations

FOQL is no stranger I hope to people checking this website and blog… this Polish producer released an 12″ EP on Gooiland Elektro and contributed tracks to compilations both as FOQL as with the Osty project she is part of…

Recently a new album was released on cassette by Always Human Tapes… this album is entitled “Lower Your Expectations”… but unlike the title maybe suggests the music is top notch…

FOQL never really does one thing nor copy cats herself so to speak… so expect some new sounds from her… still recognisable… but this album is quite divers… ranging from minimal electronics to acid and to harsh techno… the louder and freaky techno and acid pieces are my favourites but the complete album is worth checking out…

Below my two favourites tracks and here you can listen to the complete album

Facebook???

As some people know I used to be on Facebook but deleted both my personal account and my label page some years ago… I guess for reasons I do not need to explain…

And as some might have noticed there is now since a week or something a new Enfant Terrible label page… as the infos say over there this page is not run by me but by FOQL… I am sure you know FOQL from her work on Gooiland Elektro… she told me she liked to bring ET to Facebook again to show the 10+ years of my label past, and also the present and the future, to some souls over there…

As I did not need to create an account and she will totally run the page with me only sending her some infos and photos from time to time I agreed on it…

The page is here and if you are (still) on Facebook you can follow ET news over there now (too)… or just dive in the past with photos and infos on the  100+ releases I put out until now…

Osty

Osty is a project coming from the same Polish electronic music collective as Marburg and FOQL… their music is a strange mix of techno, ambient, acid, industrial and trance…

The project is featured on the new Gooiland Elektro compilation “Noblesse Oblige”… next to the track on “Noblesse Oblige” they released their debut cassette recently… here is a video of one of the tracks from that tape…

By the way Osty is the Polish word for the Dutch “distel”… so two project I have released on ET carry the same name…

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”…

Enfant Terrible releases update

petitNN_cvrExpected at the end of March are some new releases… one from Vrystaete (more on this soon) and two on Enfant Terrible… and more specific one in the Gooiland Elektro and one in Petit Enfant series…

After the album from last year Neugeborene Nachtmusik is back with a sweet little 7 inch release with two minimal synth pieces… dancefloor friendly but with a twist… different as you might know Neugeborene Nachtmusik but also very much part of his identity…

Here is one track from the 7 inch…

ET044Next to that there will be a new Gooiland Elektro compilation… in a way this one takes off where we left you with the “Club Funny Horse” compilation… but it is also very much in line with the Gooiland Elektro MKII focus… so expect EBM, dark techno and industrial acid inspired tracks… this full length compilation album features infamous co-conspirators from around the globe: LCN (aka Le Chocolat Noir), Monocorpse, Profligate, Osty (FOQL/Marburg project), Neugeborene Nachtmusik and Future Blondes…

This is the full Monocorpse track…

Updates/news will follow when the time is there…

Summer Is Almost Gone

gooiland_MKII_backIt seems summer is almost gone… but it also means I am back on track with all Enfant Terrible activities… and I am very happy to announce that the three delayed Gooiland Elektro records by FOQL, FFFC and Monocorpse are now ready… I will start shipping from monday 24th of August onwards…

The waiting has been worth it as the records look amazing and sound great in my opinion… it means a break with the previous Gooiland Elektro output but in someways it is a continuation too of course… it is for you to find out in what way and such…

You can order the record here…  or from various selected (web)shops soon…

Also I recorded a dj set of about one hour for the French internet radio station Radio S&SR… my set start at 1:01:11 (the first hour is by the resident dj of the radio show)… you can listen to it here… all kinds of old school and new school (post) industrial sounds… sorry for the jingles of the radio station interrupting the trip I prepared for you…

Enjoy the last days of summer!