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Lust For Youth

We Planted A Seed

Lust For Youth

We Planted A Seed

Bleak, driving gem from the new coldwave prince, Hannes Norrvid.

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MFH (Pump)

From Her Eyes

MFH (Pump)

From Her Eyes

Napalm distortion and toiling drum machines from a pre-Pump Andrew Cox and David Elliott

156

SILK FLOWERS

Cheap Shot

SILK FLOWERS

Cheap Shot

Sick neo-new wave prototype from SF's debut album

156

Black People

Multiple Division

Black People

Multiple Division

Intense, strobing body-wave. Produce of the highly fertile Swedish synth scene

156

FELIX KUBIN

The Germans

FELIX KUBIN

The Germans

Shocking techno-pop prototype from Kubin's early years

156

Élg

Addio

Élg

Addio

Rogue synthpop craft in finest avant tradition 

156

Group Rhoda

Work

Group Rhoda

Work

Coldly robotic but oddly, stoically human synth-pop from the LA wave

Dr-marten
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Factrix

Thin Line

Factrix

Thin Line

Scary TG-isms from the pioneering West Coast industrial legends

156

Thought Broadcast

Riot

Thought Broadcast

Riot

Dense, incessantly paranoid industrialism

156

Etat Brut

Hommes nus

Etat Brut

Hommes nus

Blunted yet nerve-jangling post-punk grot spewed out of Belgium's Club Moral

156

eMMplekz

Vague Leakage

eMMplekz

Vague Leakage

One highlight ov many from the incredible Ekoplekz and Baron Mordant hookup

156

STRESS

The Pulse Thickens

STRESS

The Pulse Thickens

Darkly psychedelic, steppin' coldwave rarity

156

THE SOFT MOON

Die Life

THE SOFT MOON

Die Life

Adrenalized warning shot from SF's deadliest new wave rider

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PROSTITUTES

Flipped Pieces of Coin

PROSTITUTES

Flipped Pieces of Coin

Pondering post-punk bassline and cheap electronics off one of the 2012's most enigmatic LPs

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This time on 14tracks:

“14 Tracks: Wave Riding”

Oscillating between early '80s and 21st century wave musics, this ride parallels rudimentary yet forward thinking experiments from legends such as Factrix, Felix Kubin and MFH (aka Pump) beside modern counterparts in Thought Broadcast, Black People and Prostitutes, among others. As ever we try to cover as much ground as possible within those parameters, scoping out the indust-realized dread step of Stress alongside the black ice of Lust For Youth's 'We Planted A Seed' and Silk Flowers' clanking 'Cheap Shot', checking for the driven similarities of Felix Kubin and The Soft Moon or Black People, the uncanny likeness shared by Belgium's Etat Brut, Thought Broadcast and eMMplekz, or the intelligent, cracked and off-key pop of Élg, Factrix and Group Rhoda. Born of similarly restrictive socio-economic conditions, there's at once an urgency and efficiency to all these pieces, upholding a permissive, DIY spirit which hasn't been felt this strongly in a while. We're living in crazy, dark, exciting times, and arguably it's abstract, lo-fi, avant music like this which perhaps articulates that feeling better than anything. 

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