Apple Music has released a pair of new documentaries that look at the rise of Australia’s most prominent electronic exports, Flume and his label, Future Classic. Both docs were directed by Nicholas Wrathall and are available to watch now.
Flume: When Everything Was New follows the story of Harley Edward Streten from his days a teenage bedroom producer through his ascent to Grammy-winning electronic sensation. Wrathall gives fans unparalleled access to Flume as he discusses the creation of his 2013 chart-topping self-titled debut and its 2016 follow-up, Skin. You’ll also hear stories about collaborating with the likes of Vince Staples and Kučka on “Smoke and Retribution” and Kai on the hit “Never Be Like You”.
Meanwhile, Sleepless: The Story of Future Classic details the history of the little label Flume calls home. The doc recounts how a DIY collective grew into an international powerhouse working with artists like Sophie, Nick Murphy, Flight Facilities, and others.
Head here to watch both films, and check out a trailer for When Everything Was New below.
Roman Synth-punk duo Holiday Inn are dropping “Feel Free!”, a warm and abrasive fusion of industrial and techno oozing with the same hazy atmosphere heard at the offices of Wax Trax! and experienced at Chicago and Detroit warehouse parties in the late 80s—colourfully described as “an electro jungle b-boys rhythmic speed induced breakbeat tune for the future.”
“Feel Free!” is featured on Torbido,the debut LP from the collaboration between Gabor (Aktion, Metro Crowd) on voice and Frenchman Bob Junior (Trans Upper Egypt, Bobsleigh Baby, Hiss) on synth and drum machine.
On the eve of their North American tour with The Soft Moon, sensual electronic music duo Boy Harsher have shared their video for “Last Days”, a track featured on Yr Body Is Nothing—which has now been reissued in an extended edition on the band’s new Nude Club imprint.
The video, shot and edited by Winston Case, was filmed in part at the Brooklyn Artspace Silent Barn, and features the acting talents of Kai Cherot, Mac Milsark, Taylor Gillespsie, Chris Veader, and Owen Askew.
Nude Club is also reissuing Boy Harsher’s debut LP Yr Body Is Nothing, along with a tape version of their recent Country Girl EP, which will include the two bonus tracks February, and Swing.
Details below of each scheduled release—along with tour dates:
BOY HARSHER ‘Lesser Man (Extended Version)’ LP/CD/CASSETTE/DIGITAL (NUDE001) Out April 27th – Pre-order here.
‘Lesser Man (Extended Version)’ is the first release of Boy Harsher`s imprint, Nude Club Records, originally released on cassette by Soft Science in (2014), and Night People (2015). The LP was reissued by the infamous Berlin goth label “aufnahme + wiedergabe” in Nov 2017 on 500 copies, and sold out in less than two weeks. Remastered by Thomas P. Heckmann at Trope Mastering, ‘Lesser Man (Extended Version)’ includes the dark wave hit, Pain and the unreleased track “Run” which was recorded during the ‘Lesser Man’ session. LP version includes digital download code + 2 bonus tracks: “Pain (radio edit)” and “Pain (The Soft Moon Remix)” and will be released for the first time ever on CD format.
Pain (The Soft Moon remix) **
Pain (Radio Edit)** ** available digitally and on LP download code
BOY HARSHER ‘Yr Body Is Nothing’ LP/CD/CASSETTE/DIGITAL (NUDE002) Out April 27th – Pre-order here.
‘Yr Body Is Nothing’ was originally released on vinyl by DKA records, pressed three times. All pressings sold out in a matter of weeks. With a heavy emphasis on rhythm and atmosphere, the 10-songs presented here showcase a songwriting and production style that is sophisticated and unique, dark but powerfully uplifting. The sound is paradoxically massive yet minimal, providing the perfect space for Jae Matthews’ rich, deep, and emotive vocals to occupy as she, along with co-pilot Gus Muller, pulls the listener ever deeper with each passing song. Also, available on CD for the first time ever!
Yr Body Is Nothing
Big Bad John
BOY HARSHER ‘Pain II’ Maxi 12 VINYL / DIGITAL (NUDE003) Out May 11th – Pre-order here.
A: Pain (edit) B: Pain (The Soft Moon remix)
BOY HARSHER ‘Country Girl (Extended Version)’ CASSETTE / DIGITAL (NUDE004) Out April 27th – Pre-order here.
Canadian Darkwave duoWire Spine are premiering with us today the video for the track for their brooding synth/ebm and infused track Burn You.
Wire Spine was formed in 2015 by Robert Katerwol of Weird Candle, and Jesi Tekahionwake. After tours in Europe and western United States and a memorable performance at last year’sTerminus Festival, the project signed to Negative Gain for their first label release.
We are very excited to release Bury Me Here. It has been 3 years in the making, and we are thrilled to finally have something tangible to show for our efforts. Burn You was one of the first tracks we wrote after forming the band, and we feel like it’s the right track to introduce the world to Wire Spine. We would like to give a massive shout out to Francesco Brunotti and his crew for all their hard work on the video. Merci, et Bon Appetite!
“Burn You” is featured on Wire Spine’s “Bury Me Here” Out March 23rd on Negative Gain.
William Maybelline is building up the tension before the release of his second solo LP under the guise of Qual.
Following the recent premiere of the album’s gloomy post-industrial and power electronics opening track Black Crown, Maybelline has shared another cut of eight from his upcoming sophomore solo release The Ultimate Climax; this time the caterwauling EBM infused cavort that is How Many Graves?
Watch below glitched out statues careening along to catchy beats in the sinister visuals shot and edited by Maybelline himself.
The Ultimate Climax is set for release on February 28th 2018. Physical copies are limited to 500 units each (LP/CD).
Two amazing Industrial/Techno producers have teamed up on a new Synth-Punk project Aktion Mutante. The duo, comprised of Violet Poison and Inhuman, deliver on their promise ‘80s minimal-wave melancholic vibes’ with new school EBM/ Cyber-Punk noise cuts, creating music to listen to while reading the works of Philip K. Dick,William Gibson, and Richard K. Morgan.
Manos (Unhuman) and Francesco (Violet Poison) met at Berlin Electronic music party Liber Null’s “Duality” event in 2015, where the two artists immediately clicked. Later the pair would head to Italy to record at Francesco’s Studio during the winter of 2016, leading to the completion of a six track mini-LP recorded between Pisa and Berlin.
Listen to 12″ “Aktion Mutante” below, with the closing track featuring the otherworldly talents of Zanias.
Fresh off of their ‘Sibling Lovers’ tour with Kollaps, Berlin industrial noise act OPERANT have announced their upcoming ‘Harnessed To Flesh’ EP due out on local imprint Instruments of Discipline February 12th, 2018.
The intimate five track ep was written by August Skipper and IOD label owner Luna Vassarotti with additional mixing and production by Joey Blush of Blush Response, encapsulates Operant’s live performance which melds power-electronics, industrial techno, and dark ambience.
The new EP is an evolution in soundscapes and textures, that through it’s chaos has strong narrative cohesion evokes a sonic euphoria though several planes of techno, industrial, and noise with abstract and emotive uses of metals, vocals, samples, synths, contact mics, and more beautifully unnerving constructs of sound.
Black Lights and Black Mass, Austrian tongue in cheek dischordian experimental music project The Devil & The Universe has left the atmospheric folk horror countryside of the 1970s and has proceeded into the cityscapes and nightlife of a retro 90s club homage to trance.
Watch the video for The Church Of The Goat featuringthe vocals of Christina Lessiak above, and pick up TDATU’s new 4 track EP G 0 A T T R A N C 3
Legendary Gothic-industrial project Leæther Strip, the brainchild of Danish musician Claus Larsen has had a prolific output for nearly 3 decades.
After recently performing a fantastic sold out gig in Berlin for the infamous DEATH#DISCOnight hosted by Ian P. Christ and Aufnahme + Wiedergabe’sPhilipp Strobel. Claus is releasing making his next release.
Not one to shy away from collaborations or covers, Claus is issuing another ÆPPRECIATION collection in continuing their homage to his influences with new versions of songs by Fad Gadget, Adam & The Ants, Soft Cell, Dead Or Alive, Coil and more!
Listen and watch the video to Leæther Strip’s fantastic cover of Coil’s The Anal Staircase, culled from their fantastic “Horse Rotorvator”LP, and featured on Claus’ ÆPPRECIATION II collection.
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