Showcase: The forthcoming Enfant Terrible-releases

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Over hundred releases have been shared to the world through Enfant Terrible. The sub-label Gooiland Elektro is almost up to a third of that number. What an exciting time to be alive, especially considering the quality of releases that has been put through both labels. Having garnered a notoriety of being a good label when it comes to experimental electronic music, people have started to notice their presence even more. We’re setting up a digital showcase of the releases that are coming out now in the beginning of October.

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LCN – Autonomie EP

LCN or the alterego for Le Chocolat Noir have been a guest on the 2016 compilation on Enfant Terrible, titled “Noblesse Oblige“, with the song “Appartenance“. The only other release is a collaboration with Zarkoff on the Iron Flute 12¨ released by Return To Disorder. His electronic music could be described as some really weirded out electronic body music, together with electro vibes that keep the notion of sanity intact. Claustrophobic minimalistic and repetitive, always on the edge musically and on par with other acts of the same caliber, maybe even in a corner of his own.

This will be his first multi-track release and EP, which is an exciting thing in of itself as this kind of music almost never make it through, unless you’re into it. For those who like the more experimental side of earlier electro, this release is something you should look into. A mixture of french and german can be heard within the lyrics of the songs. Everything is an eerie reminder of how sullen things can be.

It will be released on a limited edition 12¨ (of 200 copies) with screenprinted sleeves, as Enfant Terrible (ET052) and Gooiland Elektro (Gooiland 29).

Tracklist (with previews):

A1 N’Écoutez Pas Tous Les Conseils De Vos Amis
A2 Dans Mon Désordre

B1 Solitude
B2 En Retirant

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Savage Grounds – Area Of Violence

Switzerland duo Savage Grounds have laid their foundations with another label – with three releases on Lux Rec – now join up on Enfant Terrible for their latest EP. Their earlier sounds are not as refined as they are on this release, where it packs a momentum unheard of when it comes to electronic music. It is really heavy but at the same time catchy and melodic. According to the label itself, these musicians venture through and beyond their description of “post-techno” – what ever that is supposed to mean anyway. This is music that transcends those etiquettes but fit into them like a glove at the same time. It is rough, gritty and unrelenting.

Taking obvious steps into acid and industrial as well, alongside electronic body music, this seemingly instrumental take on those genres combined is well-matched. They outclass most of what you’re able to listen to when it comes to these genres post-glory days. At first a mesmerizing but gloomy appearance musically, quickly descending into utter hopelessness and then back again when hope shines eternal in the end. It’s one of those offshoots from this great label that make everything worth it, even if you can’t appreciate the level of experimentalism they work with.

It will be released on a limited edition 12¨ (of 250 copies) with screen-printed sleeves, as Enfant Terrible (ET053).

Tracklist (with previews):

A1 Concrete Tunnels
A2 The Role Of Iron

B1 Wall Of Rubber
B2 Negative Spaces

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Staatseinde – Neue Zyklus

The débutantes with the name of Staatseinde present their first EP, 6-track strong, with the same playfulness as ever but wrapped in a more serious and sinister tone. It brings back the more emotional side of electronic music as it is fine-tuned to our heart’s delight, relying on the more basal human needs musically as they churn out melodies upon melodies, with no strings attached emotionally but a hell of a lot invested when it comes to the listeners attentiveness.

If you thought the a-side wasn’t weirded out enough in terms of experimentalism, see the other side (b-side) for that almost pop-oriented edge and electro-pop vibe that brings out all the ghoulish tendencies of their sound. Yes, one can very well hear the influence of Welle:Erdball on some of these tracks, if they had a screw loose and were more pleasurable then their latest albums. Staatseinde’s earlier releases will remain the favorite for now but this release is worth checking out for the sole reason that it is Staatseinde.

It will be released on a limited edition 12¨ (of 250 copies) risograph printed sleeves, as Enfant Terrible (ET054).

Tracklist (with previews):

A1 Min Min
A2 Kosmos
A3 Darling

B1 Just Chaos
B2 Volar
B3 Yedo

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Garçon Taupe – The White Spider

This is a release I myself would get only because of the aesthetics of it. It has a wonderful schismatic feeling to it, the contrasts of it are also wonderfully pleasant in a gruesome kind of existential manner – perfect for Autumn and the coming winter. Garçon Taupe is new for us here at Repartiseraren but nevertheless as it is an Enfant Terrible and Gooiland Elektro release, we’re sure we’ll be somewhat in awe. It is a completely dutch affair it seems, having only had some of their tracks released, by the label Narrominded.

It is a very quirky sound. You either love it or hate it, think it is enigmatic or simply an annoyance. One can’t deny that their sound is somewhat unique in a way. For the acid-lovers the b-side will be a huge surprise and it slowly grows on you, as the beats pace along fast enough for ones limbs to awkwardly match themselves to the rhythm. The last song on this record holds an especially groovy beat which is poisonous to say the least.

As a joint operation between Enfant Terrible and Gooiland Elektro, this release will be on limited edition 12¨ (of 200 copies) with screen-printed sleeves, going under Enfant Terrible (ET055) and Gooiland Elektro (Gooiland 30).

Tracklist (with previews):

A1 The White Spider
A2 Roll The Dice

B1 Crevasse
B2 Retreat

Exclusive Premiere: Former Descent – Tough Love International

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When moving into the darker part of the year, it’s best to have something that will light up the sky. Not neccesarily in the shape of a lamp or anything like it – but rather a sound that you’ll recognize, a flame that will – metaphorically – be lit. Dutch sound artist Bas Welling seems to be an expert when it comes down to this. His immensely diverse projects range from abstract chipetune music to experimental ambient with electronica laid upon it like oil to a flammable substance. Creatively he’s got a hand in virtually everything, which is almost always relatable to him – whether it is a group he’s connected to or if he does everything himself beneath the shade of a moniker. We actually heard about him for the first time, properly when it comes to his own solo-project Former Descent. A project which has changed so much since it once started out with his album “My Life In The Box Of Ghosts EP” on the Netherlands-based label Shipwrec, up to the mini-album “The State Of In-Between” on the French net-label Sirona-Records, to his forthcoming release on the much revered label Enfant Terrible’s sub-label Gooiland Elektro.

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This is indeed in perfect synchronic harmony. Martijn who’s the label-boss on Enfant Terrible and the sub-etiquettes Gooiland, and his rather newly started etiquette Vrysaete, takes good care of the artists and groups that are housed on these labels. His eccentric taste brings forth great music for a new public viewing – since there’s always something you miss out on – as new discoverys are made each time a release comes out on his different labels. Not to mention how the artwork is structured and is linear to follow, but unique when matched to each band or group that makes a release – everything different for each label, not the same for the sub-etiquettes as the head-label – making for an exciting twist and unique branding of each release that is unleashed. Repartiseraren is proud to be working with such eccentric artists through Martijn’s generosity, as he supplies us with something new on a regular basis.

So we’ve caught the fish in familiar waters this time, as Bas Welling wasn’t unknown to us but certainly not a household name, his experimental electronica with overtones of ambient and a steady rhythm won’t make anyone surprised. But the outlay of each track that is featured on this forthcoming release, aptly titled “Tough Love International 12¨“, are of such creative ambivalence that you don’t need more of an alternating sound-scape to be pleased with what you’re hearing. We can exclusively offer you the title-track from this release that is due to be put out on Gooiland Elektro late November, for your listening pleasure. We hope that you enjoy the concept and definently that you enjoy Former Descent – a project we’re certainly going to keep our eyes peeled on for the coming time – and see to it that you’ve gotten your dose for the rest of the year. Stream the track “Tough Love International” exclusively through Repartiseraren, in collaboration with Gooiland Elektro.

Exclusive Premiere: Solitude FX – In This Night

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Contemplative, minimalistic and raw in its purest form – transgressing between electro and synth-pop – are where their alias Solitairen Effekten, or Solitude FX as they’re also called, take you. Having put out their latest release on Enfant Terrible back in 2007; in the form of a self-titled mini-album. This duo is comprised of Marc Patrick Schaffer whose legacy stretches far and wide beyond just this duo, but he might mainly be known as the owner of Anna Logue Records. His partner in crime, Orpheo Weidelt has besides his involvement in Solitude FX, also participated for a track on a Sudeten Creche-release, but also written a song called “My Beloved” for Rossetti’s Compass – a solo-project by Mark Warner. So they have been entangled with synth-business since the beginning of this project and outside of it, too. With this forthcoming release they’re scheduled for having released on Enfant Terrible, titled “sfx LP“, things get just a tad bit more minimalistic – but adds to a primal rawness. From the speedy and energetic tracks to a contemplated look into melodies, everything is there to sway you into their sound and way of thought. Through lit passages of emotional fires, the wholeheartedness that Solitude FX display in this album is for everyone to hear. Beating yourselves on the chest boys, because the limelight is here for you.

I think I will be stealing a bit of that. No, I’m not that interested in doing that. For this round of Enfant Terrible and Gooiland Elektro-releases that are going to be put out in the end of August, I will show humility. Since this is the second and last release that I will be showcasing here on Repartiseraren, I thought it would be apt to pick the best track as usual. The track I feel is best. It is featured on the B-Side of this vinyl and is actually the closing track on this record. What’s special about it is that all the synthesizers in this track are as dark as they can be in this setting. Solitude FX turn it up a notch and fit melodies for a painstakingly abrasive venture into minimal electro, adhering to an underlying passion for everything electro. The track is called “In This Night” and is not as muffled as the other tracks on the record. It is an in-your-face kind of ordeal that you’ll have to endure when listening to it. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do. Listen to it exclusively down below and don’t forget to order the vinyl if you like what you’re hearing. The vinyl was mastered by Ruud Lekx (Rude 66), artwork by Hans De Wolf and assembled by Frank (Trumpett).

Exclusive Premiere: Popsimonova – Amnesia

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The queen will sort you all out for this coming release. From what I can hear it is EBM, electro and cold-wave that make Popsimonova who she is on this record. This multi-faceted lady have now gotten a place on the third Enfant Terrible compilation which is being released on the sub-label Gooiland Elektro. After having released her first EP on Enfant Terrible called “Untitled” in 2012, she’s been featured in numerous collaborations with Zarkoff – whose appearance often is as a producer, but also beatmaker. Having released her latest single and album-in-one on J.A.M. Traxx together with Zarkoff, called “Die Brücke“, and a digital release titled “Break And Enter“. Now she’s featured with a track for the forthcoming compilation “Freikörperkultur“, a third compilation coming out of the Enfant Terrible bastion. A vast compilation displaying the different talents housed under the name of Enfant, with others including – representing, as always – a wide-array of different electronic acts and styles. I think it marks for a harder sound which Popsimonova have taken upon herself. Harsher sounds for a harsher world, stuck in amnesia.

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This specific track is a dungeon-friendly chanson which you’d probably find around Europe. It’s got a touch of that European kind of electronica that would make the Brits blush or surrender like the French. EBM blended into a harder form of electro which pinches your subliminal with its hard baseline. It’s something to bop your head to and a really danceable – but dark and melodic – piece of sound.  The vocals really make the landscape of sound even more intriguing and fits the whole setting perfectly. This track is featured as the last track on the B-Side of the vinyl, making it the B2-track. Since it is Friday and that means Freikörperkultur, you get to stream the exclusive track “Amnesia“, taken directly from the compilation. Find yourself in the neon light and that might make for a better life. If you like what you’re hearing, pre-order the vinyl from Gooiland Elektro.

Video Premiere: FOQL – Cyril

For the beginning of summer, Niebezpieczne Zwi¹zki (Hazardous Compounds?), will put out their first release – in conjunction with their older project Kolektyw Ebola (The Ebola Collective) which was an underground collective of artists, based out of Poland. Out of the collective idea grows NZLD as a label, but right now runned by two people – RNA2 and FOQL.

As a label and artistic strategy they are focusing on the notion of disinformation. Staying true for a codex based upon different collective projects, gathering under different names – but under all the same name – in a rather morbid celebration of everything in media. Not a celebratory gesture by honoring anything, but as a spreading plague through: “…music, gigs, actions, distractions, words, system breaking, instrument breaking” and “A survival in Lo-Fi. Digitals and analogues. Dangerous Liasons. We deal with machines and humans.“, according to themselves.

Before NZLD as a label they were probably most known for their two releases on the Polish label Oficyna Biedota, namely the split-release with Arkona titled “Computape Split“, or their first release “Nag³y Spacer“ and split tape with Berlin based graphic designer Aga Wilk.  You can view it yourself on their homepage (nzld.pl).

For us whom are intrigued by mystery, it is a pleasant surprise to see them working on their own.  But a surprise it was, when we found out that NZLD is the new shape of what Niebezpieczne Zwi¹zki once was. A birth of something new, a breath of fresh air, which is only the home of two people and not an entire collective anymore. The first release is titled “Hypatia” EP” and it features a member from their collective whose name is FOQL.  She’s been active for three years, putting out songs on labels like Oficyna Biedota, Gooiland Elektro and Weyrd Son Records – with her different egos.

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This first release is a collaboration with the graphic designer and tattoo artist Izabela Dawid Wolf of Skin Yard Zin. She’s created the artwork for this release. It also marks the baby-steps of NZLD as a label, staying true to their notion of a collective – rather making everything their own – than inviting anyone. They’re currently preparing a limited edition cassette for release, but they put out a music-video created by Izabela D. Wolf before release. I managed to get a hold of that music-video and I’m now broadcasting it on my newly created Vimeo-channel. The sound of the track “Cyril” is bizarre with its overlaying power electronics atmosphere and the underlying synth-pop blended with noise. A product of an industrialized nation gone berserk. Even though a lot of what I say is true, a certain sense of beauty can be found between the layers. Which is adequately expressed together with the music-video itself, enhancing that symbolism which was earlier just found in the music. So I give to you the premiere of the music-video to the song “Cyril“, taken directly from the “Hypatia” EP” – to be released very soon. Watch as you please, in HD or SD. You can listen to the song from that release down below, too.

Exclusive Mixtape: Kord – In Exile Here

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Three weeks have gone since my exclusive premiere of the songs “Control” – taken from the newly released “We Live In This” 12¨, which featured Annie Gyllin on vocals. Johan Sturesson, whose alter-ego is Kord, recently got that release put out on Gooiland Elektro – the sub-label of Enfant Terrible. Since that release was out, I have been increasingly fascinated by that project and his involvement in and with Frak. Not to mention his affiliation with the label Börft Records, whose bizarre journey was covered by the state-run radio-programme Elektroniskt i P2, hosted by Andreas Tilliander. But this is not about that, because this is totally different. I noticed that Johan had been making some mixes on his own, or at least that he was interested in that. Therefore, I asked him to shape a mixtape for Repartiseraren just because I had taken great interest in his musical endeavours, not only limited to Kord, but also the likes of Monster Apparat which he’s involved in together with Daniel Svraka (Adolf Filter). Compiling tracks is something that I can do by myself, but I only get so far by selecting the songs that are my own favorites. So it can get boring very fast if I’m the only one supplying you with something to listen to.

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So I now decided to ask Johan Sturesson to do a mix and/or mixtape for Repartiseraren. There is where the story begins. Said and done, Johan began making a mixtape for me and he was done very quickly. The result was very interesting and I learned about some new artists and groups thanks to him. Well, what did I see when I first looked at the tracklist, if not Poeme Electronique, Adolf Filter and Ortrotasce at a first glance. Then, I also saw a lot of different stuff that I did not immediately recognize. What on earth is Dada Pogrom, Mängelexemplar and Alien Skull Paint. They sound experimental as hell. Well, they weren’t actually, but they’re all electronic. The apt title for this mixtape is “In Exile Here“, because yes, you’re in exile on Repartiseraren. My lonley island only gets visited once in a while, but certainly not by celebrated artists like Kord. I feel very lucky to introduce to you, one of the nicest mixes that I have received for a long time. Or it might be so because I feel like I’m starstruck. You can listen to the mixtape exclusively on Repartiseraren and you can view the tracklist down below. Feel exiled, it’s good for your heart and soul.

Tracklist:

Intro: Kord – I play my flute – Djuring Phonogram
1. The Phone – We are neutrons – Attractive Co-ordinates
2. Poeme Electronique – She´s an image – Attractive Co-ordinates
3. Gertrud Stein – Blümchen – Kernkrach
4. Sleeping desiress – Voice – Flexiwave
5. Marklion – Lets walk & talk – Alpage
6. Dwayne Sodahberk – Yr style – Tigerbeat 6 / iDEAL
7. The Actor – Picture 210 – Enfant Terrible
8. 1 Futurologischer Congress – Nur mit dir – Wagner Tonträger
9. U-Bahn X – Young hearts of Europé – EMI
10. Dada Pogrom – Happy happy happy – Beatkamp Inc.
11. Kord – KGB – Djuring Phonogram
12. Ortrotasce – World unrelated – Flexiwave
13. Alien Skull Paint – Electric – Genetic Music
14. Absolute Body Control – Give me your hands – Minimal / Maximal
15. Mängelexemplar – Urlaub im bett – Kernkrach
16. Adolf Filter – Inner walls – Enfant Terrible
17. Spectral Display – It takes a muscle to fall in love – EMI
Outro: Kord – I play my flute – Djuring Phonogram

Listen: Cute Heels – Spiritual

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Formerly living in Colombia, now being a neo-Berliner, Cute Heels – will let you into a realm of his own. From Bogota to Berlin, from the 1990s punk-scene to the newly shaped and harnessed, 2000s cybernetic electro-musician. Releasing a digital album on Black Montanas, called “Love And Hate” in 2011. To his rather newly put out digital stream of “Silence” – a totally new album being released on Dark Entries Records on the 15h of April. His perfect match with electronic body music takes it into a whole new era, with the catchy retro sound of yesteryear, molded into a completely rhythmic gargantuan, in electro-setting. Whilst having dealt with his track from the “Untitled” release on Gooiland Elektro & Enfant Terrible, it’s clear that his brand of weirdly matched borderline electronica is attached to a rather lively and successful development, which has been evolving since his first release. Cute Heels deal with the futurism in a not so futuristic way, more like in a here-and-now kind of way – probably crushing the dream of an unknown destiny into the new era. Not in the now nostalgic onward-looking and rather dreamy vision of the 1950’s, but rather a cold and harsh one – a world in which the future isn’t that optimistic, a way of life in total Silence. Stream the whole digital release from Dark Entries Records. Victor Lenis is his name, so you’d better own up to the fact that he’s your overlord by now. Forget everything you’ve dreamed of, slide into his neo-futuristic vision that do include a dreary landscape, but also rather melodious atmospheres. The name itself will not explain what you’re about to experience. This is how it feels like when being crushed under a stiletto heel.