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).

Spotlight: Rude 66 / Kord!

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Enfant Terrible just released a track by Kord and Rude 66 from their forthcoming releases – on the sub-label Gooiland Elektro. The first one being “Radio Peace and Progress“, a new track by Rude 66, the moniker of Ruud Lekx from Holland. A long-going artist whose contributions to music, and mainly albums, have been made known from Bunker Records in the early to mid nineties, to an off-shoot into Silver Recordings, way into 2008 with Créme Organization. Having released notable singles and E.P.s on a wide-array of record-labels including Acid Planet, Djax-Up-Beats, Speedster Records, Kultbox, Viewlexx, Vynalogica, LoEB, Custom Made Music – and the latest release being “The Kill“, an E.P. released by Bordello A Parigi. He’s hailed as being “the king of the dark electro-wave death race” by promoters, according to Discogs. Having perfected his sound through a multitude of genres, including atmospheric acid, dark industrial, electro-funk and melancholic electronic wave disco – he’s a man of different facets. He originates from the old-school acid scene in The Hague. There could be a whole book written about him and his influences, his notable collaborations, and everything in between – but we’re staying at his forthcoming album. Gooiland Elektro will be releasing a forthcoming 12¨-release with him, featuring four tracks, whereas two are vocal tracks where Beta Evers and Sololust appear and wreak havoc. These four tracks are titled “Under Cover Of The Night (featuring Beta Evers)“, “Stars Get Hurt (featuring Sololust)” on the A-side, with “Mutual Assured Destruction” and “Radio Peace and Progress” on the B-side. This assures the fact that it might be a great release. This is his coming addition to the enormous discography he’s been building up through the years. You can stream and listen to the track “Radio Peace and Progress” from the B-side of the release, down below.

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When it comes to Kord, he’s a notable figure within the underground Swedish scene. He’s more known as one of the figures in Frak, a weird outfit first released by Börft Records in 1989 – with their debut-album “Raggarslakt“. Maybe a reference to the vicious fights that were occurring between synthers and raggare in Sweden in the 1980’s, made to be something much bigger then small fights, by the media and newspapers at that time. But we’re not here to talk about Frak as such or Börft Records, whom have been thoroughly investigated by Sveriges Radio (public domain radio) in an episode of “Electronic in P2“, done by Andreas Tilliander whom is also known as TM404. Anyway, Kord is Johan Sturesson of Frak, in a much more pleasant image musically. Having recorded his first album under that moniker in 1998, with an album titled “Gymnast I Sockiplast” released by Börft Records – later on things seemed to get more serious. Even though the maniacally influences from Frak remain within his synth-pop mixed with disco, there’s a certain dancefloor focus which these tracks deliver. Now he’s going to have a release on Gooiland Elektro, titled “We Live In This 12″” where he features Annie Gylling on vocals as a much needed side-kick, which gives the project a whole other dimension. There’s a certain psychedelic vibe to her vocals being processed on the tracks “Lovestruck” and “Black” on the A-side, whilst the yet unheard tracks from the B-side “Control” and “Vacation” might be another world. We’ll see. Annie Gylling have earlier been featured on “Soviet Stars” from 2012, on the track “Push Your Button“. Meet your maker with this crazy combination of noisy, unpolished and rampant discotronic that will make you loose your mind on the dancefloor. Gooiland Elektro continue to shine, as one of the best labels around for electronic music. Especially that of an odd kind. Stream and listen to the track “Black” which have been made available on Enfant Terrible for listening purposes. Both releases can be pre-ordered here.