Lifetime of Love is the debut album by Moon Diagrams, the solo recording project of Deerhunter co-founder and drummer Moses John Archuleta. Gradually pieced together over a ten-year period, it finds Archuleta processing various stages of love, loss and regeneration via forlorn outsider pop, minimal techno and warm, weightless experimentation.
Hymnal opener “Playground” has echoes of Eno and Grouper; lengthy workouts such as “The Ghost and the Host” recall long-lost Harmonia outtakes, or something from one of Warp’s Artificial Intelligence compilations; the bitter pill pop of “End of Heartache” has the scratchy guitar of New Order circa Brotherhood and the square pegness of Dazzle Ships-era OMD. Several songs are instrumental, while “Bodymaker” features Sian Ahern (Eaux, Sian Alice Group).
Subtly grandiose and quietly epic, Lifetime of Love really does live up to its title: a hopeful and curious beginning makes way for a morose middle, before a bittersweet, optimistic end.
Tracklisting: 1. Playground 2. Moon Diagrams 3. Nightmoves 4. Blue Ring 5. The Ghost and the Host 6. Magic Killer 7. Bodymaker 8. End of Heartache
Ultra Satan displays with the two tracks USA and USB, an almost unprecedented unrestrained creative force, stemmed from the ambition to destroy and rebuild. Rebuild something free and unexplored.
Ultra Satan works with the concept of “More is More” and with that principal they capture the Zeitgeist of over consumption, global warming and skew resource allocation.
The music presents one part of the whole ambition of this group, and is the strongest sounding source right now. But the more long going plans of this collective, band or whatever you want to call it, is by secret networks to connect all the freaks who also sense that the end of the world as we know it will come to an end sooner than later.
Ultra Satan is ahead musically, philosophically, politically and spiritually. Join the gathering!
Timothy J. Fairplay is revisiting Höga Nord Rekords to release the 12” EP Mindfighter: photosensitive electronic music from one of the pillars of the modern meaningful dance music scene. Together with Scott Frasier, T.J.F. is running the record label “Crimes Of The Future” and he is also known as one half of The Asphodells together with Andrew Weatherall.
This is his second release on Höga Nord Rekords and his first EP on the label. The feeling of full control characterizes every second of Mindfighter. As usual, T.J.F picks up influences from everywhere; House, techno, electro, kraut and psychedelia forms the sound of this release and creates a unique sound.
Drips of discrete and contrasting nuances colours the monotonous and hypnotic groove and creates the effect of double exposition, like in the track Jennifer Has Some Strange Ideas that develops in to a love affair between Hi fi and Lo fi.
The build-ups are exquisitely balanced and compassionate and in Nightmare City the melodies resounds from some horror movie soundtrack by John Carpenter or Fabio Frizzi. The title of this EP comes from a cult computer game from the eighties. The game is about a boy with supernatural psychic abilities who wakes up in a post nuclear war Southampton, in an England run by right wing extremists.
A theme not impossible to put in present time. Mindfighter shows once again that Timothy J. Fairplay is on to something different. The craftsmanship is undoubted on this trip into a dystopic Europe, in a not so distant future.
Tracklisting: 1. Mindfighter 2. Nightmare City 3. Lost In The Mirror Maze 4. Jennifer Has Some Strange Ideas
LeVent are Maryna Russo (BASS) Heike Rädeker (BASS VI / VOX) Frankie Neumeier (DRUMS) . Berlin based trio LeVent got stoned, forgot to replace their guitarist, and then kept his name anyway. Formed in August 2015, the band has kept their shit together enough to have shared the stage with a bunch of talents including Kadavar, The Underground Youth, and Die Nerven, to name a few.
They also self-released a four track EP on cassette in 2016, this is their debut album coming out on 'A' recordings . Like a drunken driver, LeVent swerves up over the curb, drives straight through the garage and total their ride somewhere out in a goat farm.
Bleating at it’s most danceable, they carry listeners far away to get lost in nice nonsense, stuck in heavy forgetting, and transfixed on what was, leaving you thirsty for more.
Heike from the band says “When someone comes up to you after a concert saying, „I´m going to make you a record“ you are stoked for the moment, but you don´t reckon it will happen... Half a year later Anton Newcombe of Brian Jonestown Massacre called LeVent in to his Cobra Studio in Berlin.
Teaming up with studio engineer Andrea Wright from Parr Street Studios Liverpool the red button got pushed. After what was a super pleasant experience of recording and mixing they are now ready to release the album .
Tracklisting: 1. Wrong Things 2. Lisa 3. Rabbits 4. Fernweh 5. Curious 6. Lighter Thief 7. Empathy 8. Ink 9. Gary 10. Hit Me 11. Mammon