Exclusive Premiere: L’Avenir – Fugue

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It’ll take some time until you’ve made your way out of the desert. With only disorientation as your friend. You’ve finally made it out from the land of the North, taken a trip throughout the mean desert of Arizona, settling down in the American dream. Yes, you’ve awakened just to be lulled to sleep again. Sebastian left you to wander off into a whole other realm. It gets colder from here, even though you’re not in the Northern landscape anymore, you’re certainly up north. Synthesizers and a harsher climate might just be what you need. Let me introduce you to Jason Sloan, whom otherwise uses the name L’Avenir. He’s the “cold” synth and minimal wave enthusiast, having released his debut-album “The Wait” on Cold Beats Records in 2013, and he’s participated in two compilations, too. Transfer yourself into a whole other landscape of sound, a much more caring, and beautiful one. It caresses your mind and wiping out whatever isn’t good. Feel the relaxation, feel the comprehension. It’s here where your misguided self stops to think and reflect, and where you metamorphose into the being you’ve always wanted to be. A better man.

Well, if it isn’t Beläten, once again – outdoing himself. No, it’s not the name of the man behind it, but they’re equally as great. This is an excitingly great variation of differentiating artists. Whilst he, the man himself, tries to get you into the fold of indifference, you try to make your way out of the maze. Unfortunately, this is the last cassette in the trio, making this number “3” () in khmerian numbers. This is where it gets as wonderful as it could’ve gotten in the beginning, but of course we saved that for last. Eloquent and mesmerizing synthesizer melodies, drift away into the vocals and mesh with the cunning landscape of sound. Cunning, it is, as the landscape of sound delves into the minimalism where it belongs – overturning the grandiose synthesizers. Hear the sound of the future and the past, as one. Don’t despair, even though it’s in the darker area of minimal synth, it’s a meditative experience. Then you’re gone, as it swallows you within the time that’s passed.

This is the end of the collaboration for this time, as the waves slowly sweep us away. The Beläten-cassettes always come as three, and they will surely go as three. I’m honored to have been chosen by Thomas, to release tracks before the cassettes are released. It’s saddening, but it has to be done. You’ll be given the track “Fugue” from the forthcoming self-titled release by L’Avenir. Which will be out on Feburary the 14th, which will be tomorrow. Stream it down below.

Label: Beläten

Cat#: 3 (៣)

Artist: L’Avenir

Exclusive Song: Fugue

Title: L’Avenir

Format: C42

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Jason Sloan as a long history making ambient soundscapes, which is evident in L’Avenir’s dreamy, cinematic minimal synth. But through the hazy din of reverb-drenched atmospheres, melancholy pop gems appear. Simultaneously the preface and the follow up to last years The Wait (recorded before, released after), this cassette every bit as engaging. Song after song drip like a slow rain on empty city streets, the scent of wet asphalt in the air. L’Avenir’s music is heart-achingly beautiful and overpowering in it’s grandeur, yet somehow comforting and warm.

Sloan is a Professor teaching full-time in the Interactive Arts department along with being the founder and program coordinator for the Sound Art concentration at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.

– The man who controls says bye for now!

Exclusive Premiere: Blitzkrieg Baby – Kids World

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The blitz is now in the parlor of the ritz. Just when you thought the war had been over for decades, it just returned to your living room. You just thought we’d be in peace for now, but covert operations have replaced the inherent symbolism of war. War is now of a different kind, war is born with the Blitzkrieg Baby. If you didn’t know, it’s been some time since pop was fused with martial elements, marking a deranged era – covering the harsh nature of the martial-industrial theme with pop-overtones. This is heresy and nothing else. After a solid place in Neuropa, with the forthright and experimental release “Porcus Norvegicus” – the rather anonymous figurines that is essential for the “Blitzkrieg Baby And The Squaeling Piglet Ensemble“, have gathered once more. Solidifying the enchantment of times past, delivering a knock-out with their piggish hands once again. You’re about to be introduced to a familiar world, with the only difference of it being even more concentrated. Forging an EP that will shove in all its degeneracy into the people’s minds. I know, you won’t mind, because you’re already enthralled.

Once again, Beläten outdo his once grandiose but maniacal plans. It seems like it’s a haven for everything out of the ordinary, and I would like to emphasize “out of the ordinary“. According to he who pulls the strings behind the scenes, it’s the beginning of a new era. He says: “There’s no constancy, the physical universe is in a constant state of flux. Symbols gain and lose meaning. Confusion is essential.“. With those words in mind, instead of the Nordic runes, we’re now entering the khmerian numerical system. A system used by the ethnic group to which most Cambodians belong. Blitzkrieg Baby has the honor of being number one in this order, therefore the symbol for the catalog of this release is ““, which means “1” in the Western world. Why and how, I don’t know, but he’s clearly stated what the meaning of it is – up above. We’re moving on from what we’re familiar with, and entering a whole other place to be. We’ll have to endure.

Invisible Guy is once again, proud to be working together with Beläten. Therefore, for those of you that have been longing for the trio of sounds that is being delivered to you for a pre-order on Friday the 14th, the loveliness begins here. We’ve got the opportunity to give you the track “Kids World“, taken directly from the Blitzkrieg Baby EP suitably titled with the same name: “Kids’ World“. Even though it took some time to negotiate with the head-swine, we got out of it unharmed – with something to give our readers to listen to. Enter a world of uncertainty, enter a world of pain. As the Norwegian swine-flu is brought upon you, alongside no serum to cure it. It’ll be taking over your system as you listen to it, without you knowing it. The infection is here, the swine will enter through your fear, so fear not. Do only listen to, and stream it exclusively, on Invisible Guy. Are you ready to push the button? I know that I am. This cassette will be up for pre-ordering together with two others, on the 14th of February.

Label: Beläten

Cat#: 1 ()

Artist: Blitzkrieg Baby

Exclusive Song: Kids World

Title: Kids’ World

Format: C40

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Blitzkrieg Baby are back after 2012’s epic Porcus Norvegicus CD on Neuropa. And what a return. Four brand new, bile-spewing pork rind delights, backed up by four, previously released compilation tracks, and a reworking of Children In Uniform from the above-mentioned album.

Blitzkrieg Baby fuses diverse influences from Industrial, Electronic Pop and Neo-Classical into dissonant marching music for the balaclava-wearing youths secretly rallying in the pig pens and gutters of the bleak post-industrial wasteland Blitzkrieg Baby live in. Kids’ World EP dives face first into the stink-hole of humanity in the present and impending future; child soldiers, paranoia, rape rallies, broken childhood, terror, and death, often delivered with a sardonic smile.

The swinish words of he whom nobody sees, he who is the number one!