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Großartiger Postpunk aus Italien, wie Placebo mit mehr Goth: Endless by Soviet Soviet.

Coldwave aus Brooklyn mit ganz viel Herz aus Schwarz von Black Marble:

„'Funny Papers' is a brooding eruption of guitars and reverb set to driving rhythms like the palpitations of an oncoming heartbreak.“

Grimmiger Alternative von „UK-born, Berlin-based political-journalist-turned-musician Anika“: Exploded View by Exploded View

Selbstbetiteltes Debut von Charnier aus Belgien, Darkwave mit Industrial-Einschlag:

Wer kennt noch Electronic Body Music? There you go, natürlich ebenfalls aus Belgien: Regeneration by Weird Candle.

Noch mehr Industrial-Postpunk aus Belgien: Modern Failures by All Your Sisters. Überhaupt: Das ganze Label ist sehr empfehlenswert.

Video vom Debut Careless von Drab Majesty aus Los Angeles, auf Bandcamp als Compilation inklusive früher EPs und Singles: Completely Careless (2012-2015) by DRAB MAJESTY.

Indie mit kräftigem Post-Punk-Einschlag und großartigem Bandnamen: Tender Madness by Jenny Besetzt:

Video oben aus dem neuen Album von Trentemøller, Neuschul-Postpunk mit Vocals Jehnny Beth von den Savages:

Die neue Trentemøller-Single kommt mit Remix der Band The Soft Moon, deren aktuelle Platte Deeper ich mir gleich mir zugelegt habe:

Leichtfüßiger Postpunk-Dreampop aus Brooklyn: Posh Lost by Posh Lost

Shoegaze mit leichtem Industrial-Einschlag aus San Francisco: On The Legs Of Love Purified by Chasms.

Bislang dreiteilige Compilation-Serie über Early80s-Synth/PostPunk. Gekauft hab' ich nur Volume 3, die anderen lohnen aber auch, denke ich:

Collection of rare UK cold wave tracks taken from Color Tapes label cassettes released in micro editions between 1981-1985.

Color Tapes was the brainchild of future Sun Dial leader Gary Ramon: "Living in East London, it was a very grey and bleak time. Huge imposing tower blocks, gasworks and concrete just about everywhere. You couldn't walk through some areas without the risk of being shot at by an air rifle, or worse. Luckily, salvation was in the music. The musical landscape was changing. I saw a very early gig by an unknown all-synth band called Depeche Mode at a dingy pub under a flyover called The Bridge House in Canning Town, London.

Following this I saw Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five and started buying records by the likes of Afrika Bambaataa. At the other end of the musical spectrum, we were picking up records by Stockhausen, John Cage, Pierre Henry and Moondog, and combing junk shops for anything else that looked interesting!"

The UK cassette scene and DIY ethos were thriving. Color Tapes was born. Home multi-track recorders were luxury items. They had to make do with sound on sound recorders, bouncing between reel-to-reel and cassette machines if they wanted stereo. What you're about to hear for the first time since those days is a snapshot of Color Tapes: released material and other unissued tracks too. This compilation is the first of a series of Color Tapes/Lion Productions releases of material from the Color Tapes archives.