Whenever I see that name, perfection cannot be far away. In my mind, perfectionists make up the group that is Tannhäuser Gate. They’ve currently released a new EP titled “Tannhäuser Gate (EP)“. An avid experience, into the deepest wiring of the brain. Testing the limits with Pavlovian beats, primitive lines á la sex, drugs and rock’n’roll. But aiming it into a totally different sphere, namely; sex, money, crime. Wrecking havoc with electronic body music, industrial and minimal synth. Clinging to other obscurities, keeping a wide-ranged field of electronic inspiration in the landscape of breaking down. Some of it packs a severe punch, in other ways, it also breathe with acidic textures. Echoing the decay of a life, body and mind. Venture into the tunnel of Tannhäuser at your own risk, as your susceptible mind will decipher the signals differently. Phasing out your facade, drilling deep into your consciousness. Serving you a raw dose of virtual reality, with a pulsating body of arrangements, slowly moving forward. As always, it’s the label Function Operate that have been releasing great artists upon great. This four-tracked EP feature the songs “Sex, Money, Crime“, “Obsession“, “Concrete Island” and “Automatic Lover“. Pick your doses down below, inject and digest – this mayhem on the mind.
Well, if Crystal Castles and Atari Teenage Riot had a baby? This would be the end result. It’s a two man project, where the duo that is Skinny Reptile Youth collaborate, as they’re in two different countries. Namely: Italy and Spain. Even though their latest release “EP” is unmixed and unmastered, it sounds pretty rad. Think of some of the danceable rave sound of the 90’s, mixed with dark wave and witch-house. With an element of 8-bit smashed to pieces within the sound-scape. At times it sounds peculiar, at times their sound sear through my ears. Wondrous, in a dark time, in an encroached bastion of atonal madness and rhythmic destruction. Featuring the same apathetic sound graced by the looks of the mainstream, by far from it all together. Crackling spacious synthesizers brush against the cliffs of sound, that is pouring down upon the listener. To top it off, the ever changing landscape of audacity, noisy calmness and unfathomable ingenuity. If anything, it’s a case that is deplorable but at the same time adoring. Degeneration with flowers of grace, futurism with years of old. At times despicable and vile, at times fierce like fire. Some of the songs might not be that great, but if they get to develop their own sound even further – it might just be channeled into their future selves. Featuring songs ranging from “White Forest” to “Black Mouth“, released in a D.I.Y. fashion. If any label reads this, listen through their music down below and look into it.
Caress your body, feel your brain floating around. It’s not messy, it’s not careless – rather; dreamy and lush. The duo architecture compose melodies that can be considered clandestine. Furthering our destiny, towards something higher than just the category titled “pop“. Somewhere in between the sincere analogue experience and the digitalis futurism that is blended through the cracks of the music. Faithful, whispering, psychedelic – but also filled with concrete and raw emotions. Downbeat when they have to, upbeat when they see the sun. Albeit gazing through a layer of pouring rain. Rhythmically, they utilize the best they themselves can offer. As the melodies are played, you do heed to the rhythmic notion that they deliver with an utmost arch towards the naive. Don’t look, because it might hit you. Just feel how the music is siphoned from architecture, into your own mind. Wind down, relax a little bit and just take it in. It might be a grandiose experience at large, but you’ll also find pockets where you can breathe. This is their newly released 7¨ titled “diamond mind“, featuring the two songs “diamond mind” and “bb beware“. Released by Notes and Bolts, coming out on the 17th of April in physical format. Also, they will soon release a full-length album.