Listen: Franck Kartell – Afterlife


The no-bullshit and straight-forward, ambivalent atmospheric, electro connoisseur, Franck Kartell, recently had his first album “Afterlife” released by Bass Agenda Recordings. Having released numerous EP’s and a myriad of tracks since 2005, he’s finally covered here on Invisible Guy. Frankly, we don’t know that much about Franck as such, but were tempted to let you listen to it throughout this medium – after stumbling upon him and his latest release just now. The album is jam-packed with the most sincere atmospheres, something you’d rarely (if ever) find in the realms of electro. His grandiose structures of passionate electro strikes you down, when up-letting a darker tone to be soaring through each song. Consolidating the brutality of what you’d be seeing from such acts as AS-1, with a little more psychedelic arrogance that he tampers with and evolve into humongous, almost ambient, atmospheres. He has you wandering through industrial wastelands, and through mysterious tunnels. Everything and nothing can be found within the differentiating sound-scapes, but the melodies are complex and have a lot of thought behind them. This is not your run-at-the-mill electro, this is well-thought out and cybernetic electro, that packs an uncompromising punch to the gut when it wants to – but would rather leave you disillusioned and frightened. More can be said about it, but I will leave it at that, so I can let you (as the listener) make up your own mind. Buy the limited edition CD for £7 from Bass Agenda Recordings, listen and stream the release down below – in full.

Premiere: Peter The Roman – I’m No Loser


Earlier this month, or the month before it, we were appalled by the sheer brilliance of Peter The Roman. Now he’s set sail with a brand new song, which leaves nothing to wish for. This time around, he’s done a quirky cover of the song “Loser” by the well-known artist Beck. Titled as: “I’m No Loser“, he sweeps us off with his somewhat unpolished dark electro meets experimental vibes. It might not be the best thing he’s delivered, but it’s something you should take a quick listen to and see if it could be something for you.

Spotlight: Peter The Roman – Printer Silicone Machine


If I could be a Roman for a day, something would change in every way. His name would be designated, I would be elevated and everything would certainly be electronica-related. This man is Peter The Roman and he’s a new man in this world of three-dimensional sounds, equipped with a repetitive and snarky responsiveness, musically. His latest release “Printer Silicone Machine“, could be everything in this world that you’d want to hear. Besides the fact that it’s pretty repetitive, it’s also monolithic to an extent and what I would envision myself doing musically, actually. Not in this shape, maybe, but where the sounds aren’t that predictable – and weigh a heavy amount of tonnes. At times you’ll hear some nostalgic vibes, but it’s original in the manner that the warmth exhilarated from the body of the electronica is sincere at the top, but wondrous “down below“. It might not seek anything below the underground, but he certainly has ambitions at times. However, it’s noticeable that it stems from an experimental waypath that he has embarked upon. Among all the jibberish samples, there’s a little hint of everything that makes electronica what it is. Or, at least – how it should be. I find it odd, but I enjoy it when it doesn’t set me offbeat. The album features ten songs and you can download two of them for free. It was probably released D.I.Y., by himself.