In Paradisum Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records
Luke Calzonetti has gone through many guises and styles before arriving at his latest. From skitz-grind outfit Child Abuse to jazz to painting. Leisure Village is his third album on In Paradisium and shows all he’s taken in and turned into sound design prowess. 8 tracks of glorious soft ambient electronica with an Aphex Twin like lean toward the eerie and detatched.
Thickly-textured analogue synthesiser jams from Mondkopf, recorded in a Parisian bedroom in 2016. They Fall, But You Don’t contains the six-part suite ‘Vivere’, which builds and writhes and simmers with electronic energy and a delicate touch of vocals. CD / LP release on the In Paradisum label.
Made up from recordings Romain Barbot and Greg Buffier took of the Puget organ located in the Church of Notre-Dame de la Dalbade in 2014. Dense and spatially rich ambient drone pieces that bring a mixture of Jacaszek’s ability to capture a sonic space and Deaf Center’s droning multi layered harmonies.
Experimental split EP from artists December and Kaumwald. Following Kaumwald’s last release on Opal Tapes and December’s on Blackest Ever Black’s sub label, this limited vinyl 12” of Half Cuts 1 has been pressed by Paradisum. Both artist are focused on abrasive drones, harsh textures and distorting house and techno rhythms. But where Kaumwald draws from the noise scene, December owes a debt to electronic soundscapes.
Qoso produces tracks according to a method that centres on energy, happily allowing jagged edges and little mistakes into the mix in favour of the raw expression of his on-the-fly sound. Printemps - Ete is packed with wild textures and relentless techno pounding, making for an irresistible mixture. Vinyl release on In Paradisum.
Parisian denizen Low Jack rocks up with this fucked-up sounding dance record: yes! Sewing Machine is tooled up for clubs and dancefloors no doubt, but smoothness is not the idea here. Instead, distortion and harsh blasts crowd around the more ‘traditional’ elements, making for a heavy, as well as a groovy, ride. On In Paradisum.
Some of the grittiest extremes in Italianmade techno, here presented on vinyl by In Paradisum. Serf Rash opens with plain brutal techno, but then meanders across the gamut of techno’s subtle nuances, with Run Dust demonstrating a keen ear for the balance between jarring, exciting and captivating.
Extreme Precautions is french artist Paul Régimbeau aka Mondkopf. Having grown bored of the constraints of tried and tested techno formulae, for this record he has turned to grindcore for inspiration. Expect intense electronica filled with terse melodies and explosive blasts of rhythmic fury.
Some upfront avant-garde french techno from Somaticae on In Paradisum. Pacurgis is a deeply dark and deranged adventure into the world of industrial madness. Deeply troubled vocals scatter through 'Rexd', whilst only the heaviest of sonic attacks stab these corrupted 4am overloads. I think I might leave the acid at home this time.
Named after the Greek mythological underworld, Hades is a record that honors its title. Filled with anharmonic drone and threatening noise, Mondkopf’s newest record is not necessarily a pleasant one, but it is a strangely hypnotizing. Between the rushes of static there emerges structure, and in the structure a primitive beauty.
Some bicep curlers from Qoso. Jura is the four tracker from the Parisian producer. Well, if it was european techno you're looking for, you're in the right place. Full of deliciously gritty synths, hench kicks and chi-town snares and hats. Going from the minimal funk of 'Jura' through to the up front madness of 'Ardmore', this will kick it through to the early hours. Out on 12" vinyl from In Paradisum.