Uncanny Valley

Uncanny Valley is quite a young and new band… only formed in 2015 in London… they play a sort of new wave and post-punk style of synth pop… it is poppy but also quite unpolished at the same time… the vocals are a sort of crooner style… which makes the music a bit reminiscent of Agent Side Grinder… but it is less industrial as the early ASG sound and more playful…

The debut EP is a 4 track 12″ record released by the band themselves (go get it here…)… the whole release is a solid statement as a debut and features the absolute should be cult hit “Nowhere To Nowhere”… if you are into synth pop/ new wave / post-punk this piece is worth the purchase of the record… whether you like the other 3 tracks or not… enjoy this great tune below!

Demo tape

Artifecal_demoMost demo’s today are send as mp3 files or are links to a private Soundcloud page… and when I started with ET I received demo’s on cd-r… but in the old days demo’s were submitted on tape… and guess what… I received a real demo tape recently…

I do not accept demo’s in general but this demo is from a musician I already work with… maybe you remember the 7″ by Artifecal released in 2011 on the now defunct Hex sublabel… so the musician behind this project sent me this tape (60 minutes long I believe) filled with demo recordings from various of his projects… and a lot of the stuff is really great… non-typical minimal synth, post-punk and new wave sounds which will appeal to all who really like the obscure side of these styles…

These are real demo’s meaning not final recordings… often without vocals still… so I am curious to get the final versions… as I am quite sure a nice record could be moulded out of these demo tracks!

Owlbites live at Kapitaal, Utrecht

owlbitesThis thursday 21st of April there is the monthly mini event at Kapitaal at which Radio Resistencia is recorded for Intergalactic FM and Concertzender… live on stage will be Owlbites from Utrecht…

Owlbites is an experimental new wave project… although one side of the project is more ambient orientated there is also the more new wave side of things… think (early) Tuxedomoon for example to get an impression… and this thursday we will be treated  with this…

The doors open at 20.00 hour and entrance is free as always… and here is a piece by Owlbites to get in the mood…

Dj M. – Lesson#1

I uploaded a new dj set on my mixcloud… but it is not a new mix… a rather old one to be honest… what I uploaded now is the very first dj set I did for the Radio Resistencia show… so recorded in 2010…

This mix is quite special to me… for one as it contains many 1980’s new wave, post punk and related classics… or at least what I consider as classics… but it is also a mix which is very much like a dj set I could have done (or maybe even did?) at the GRUIS parties… a party I was involved with from I think 2000 tot 2004… if I remember well… long time ago…

Anyway… you can imagine some personal favourites are in this mix for sure… enjoy!

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Radio Resistencia with live Europ Europ and Diverting Duo

RR_logoSunday 22nd of November there will be a new Radio Resistencia session in the  afternoon. This time with Europ Europ from Norway and Diverting Duo from Italy.

Europ Europ is of course no stranger to followers of Enfant Terrible and listeners of Radio Resistencia alike… Europ Europ has performed before at a radio recording session and of course quite some music from these Norwegian post-industrialists was released through ET…

Diverting Duo is a shoegaze/new wave/indie outfit from Italy… dream pop is another genre name fitting their music…

Below this post a song/video from Diverting Duo and below that one of Europ Europ…

We start as always at 15.00 hour CET and I will put on the last tune around 18.00 hour CET… entrance is free and drinks are cheap… all of this takes place at Kapitaal in the centre of Utrecht… see you there (if you are around)!

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