Berlin – June, September & October

Together with åtåmåtån I have planned 3 nights at Urban Spree in Berlin. These nights are called Dark Beats ~ Cold Waves and will focus on just that… There will always be one live act from Enfant Terrible and one live act from åtåmåtån… and both me and the other label boss will play some tunes…

Musically expect everything fitting the dark beats and cold waves theme and the focus of åtåmåtån and Enfant Terrible… so synth stuff, elektro, EBM, minimal, new wave, post-punk and more…

Consider these nights “work in progress”… we will see how they go and evolve… if we like how they turn out we will continue with these in the future…

Out now and delayed

Finally ready are the TWINS – Make Life Before You 7″ and the Sololust – Dato EP 12″… but due to the pressing plant the Silver Age People 12″ EP is delayed… and it will only be ready in 2019 together with the next releases…

So I will start shipping the TWINS and Sololust from now on… you can expect it at the usual shops and of course it is  also available at the ET webshop.

For the Sololust you can find all infos are here…  And two full tracks are here:

All infos for the TWINS are here…  And you can listen to both tracks here:

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…

Video: Monocorpse – Being Reduced To Nothing

This week The Attic magazine / webzine premiered the new Monocorpse video… this is a video for the track “Being Reduced To Nothing” taken from the recently released 12″ vinyl EP ‘The Comfort Of Strangers’… and the second video for this record…

As always the case since the first EP and accompanying video’s Monocorpse himself is responsible for the creation of the video. He works with found footage and sampled images… creating a perfect visual representation of the dark  and suspensive mood articulated by his music…  see below for yourself…

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…

dj M. – Lesson#76

Yesterday I uploaded the most recent dj set I did for Radio Resistencia at Intergalactic FM. This time a mix of about 45 minutes with minimal synth from the 80’s up till now… including some ET stuff… and from poppy to more experimental… oh… and at some point the needles skipped due to wind blowing the record sleeve on the turntable while a record was spinning… as some know I always record these sets live… so mistakes and fuck-ups can happen…