The Invisible Insurrection LP+CD
This is the fifth release by the Hamburg-based record label FauxPas Musik. Just in time for their first anniversary, they publish German anonymous producer Desolate's debut album The Invisible Insurrection. In January 2009, his first EP was released and now the time has come for his first LP, and of course, this imprint is pressed on vinyl. The dark but dynamic sounds of Burial and the spheric, spacy atmosphere of Boards Of Canada seem to be basic inspiration points for Desolate. Available in a limited 180 gram vinyl edition plus a bonus CD with extra tracks.
Listen to "Divinus" here:
If Anywhere Was Here He Would Know Where We Are/This Foundry
Blackest Ever Black
"If Anywhere Was Here He Would Know Where We Are" is a tense work, with a rolling rhythm that might make one think of jungle, if jungle were a product of the '80s cold wave. The drum hits and synth tones seem almost punitive, designed to admonish rather than seduce -- and yet seduce they do. On the flip, Regis reinvents "This Foundry." It's a tough but sensitive version, true to the original's overriding atmosphere of decay and disquiet, but also tapping into its romantic undercurrents.
Listen to "If Anywhere Was..." here: