Kalabalik

We are almost heading  our way to Sweden for the Kalabalik pa Tyrolen Festival. This is a yearly meeting for all things synth/wave/post-punk. Their focus is on contemporary music instead of the many festivals and parties out there who tend to pay more attention to bands from the past… so Kalabalik is really fitting the ET focus when it comes to that.

Also they have an open mind and attitude when it comes to these styles/genres… another thing we have in common. Through the years quite some artists who have appeared on ET performed already at Kalabalik… so I am really happy to head over there now myself for a label showcase with 6 live acts and me and Alacidus with our record bags…  and of course I am eagerly looking forward to experience this festival with all the other great live acts…

 

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…

Closing set Gifgrond dj M.

Last month the Enfant Terrible label night at Gifgrond was a blast. After the live performances by Staatseinde, TWINS and Garçon Taupe I finished the night with some tunes to dance to… it was a mix of elektro-wave, post-punk, new beat and more…  you can listen to it below/on mixcloud…

Gifgrond (again) – saturday 18th November

This January we kicked off the year with a party at Gifgrond… and now we return to this awesome spot in Tilburg (NL) to sort of close the year…

The line-up features Staatseinde and Garçon Taupe… both Dutch projects that recently released records on Enfant Terrible… so I consider this a delayed release party for these acts…

Staatseinde will bring their elektro pop live in stage and Garçon Taupe will perform live his acid trax…

Next to that TWINS from the USA will kick off his first European tour that night… his latest album from last year (Rather Not, Enfant Terrible 2016) got great feedback due to the original blending of styles like elektro, EBM, new wave, post-punk and more… A new 7″ is planned for the first part of 2018… also on Enfant Terrible…

Throughout the night I will spin records… and hopefully there will be some dancers / clubbers to close to night with…

 

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!

Staatseinde riso printed

Today I printed the sleeves for the upcoming Staatseinde record… it was done in 3 colours on a risograph machine… I ran into some problems at first as the design was done in a way that too much ink was printed on the paper sheets… resulting in paper jams inside the machine as the sheets of paper with the ink got stuck inside… after changing the files so the design had more transparency and the machine would take less ink to print the design all went well… below you can see the progress of the first layer, the second layer and at last the third layer printed…

The record will be out soon now…