DTX15: Distant Stars - The Way Things Work


Distant Stars are a 2-piece operating out of Melbourne and Caen. Originally meeting at a
party under a Cathedral in Normandy Muriel Annic and Richard Payne defied the tyranny of distance and soon embarked on a trans global song writing project.

It then seemed appropriate that the bands name would be taken from the classic Ultravox tune : "..somehow we drifted off too far, communicate like distant stars".


The design brief was to create something bright that lives and breathes in the spaces between the cold, the dark, the deconstructed and the minimal.




Distant Stars Debut release is "The Way Things Work": 9 tracks of blissfull yet challenging, deconstructed electro pop bliss. Recorded in Caen and Melbourne over 2017 the set was Mastered in London by Antony Chapman. Artwork was commissioned from Denis Leadbeater, founder of Melbournes  "Flux" design house.


" J'apprécie énormément ce Son qui navigue entre Electro, Coldwave, Darkwave et Dream Pop, mais j'apprécie encore plus le timbre de Voix de Muriel...."




"Abrasive minimal synth, driven by the correct and righteous urge to pump up the MS-20 and sing and shriek over it. I’m not sure how to break it to Detonic that “Indulge” isn’t actually going to be a sure-fire Eurodisco smash hit — though it is a catchy little lump of blare."
 

DTX14 : I Killed Techno! - From The Mask To The Grave

A 21 track introduction to the world of ITK! a world where Wild-man Fischer invented Screamo ... at the same time as his girlfriend invented Chip-tune ..... and every night on the 6 o'clock news its just a montage of zombie/slasher horror flicks...and dinner everyday was a Big-Mac, with KFC on Sunday if you were lucky.....
It aint that much of a stretch...
Welcome to the world of I Killed Techno!!









1.I Came Naked To Impress Your Neighbors 01:28
2.My Pixel Heart 01:52
3.Planet Zombie 02:47
4.12th Hits Maple 02:08
5.jordy verill is br00t41!!!! 00:14
6.A Thousand Ghosts In The Midst Of Dawn 01:20
7.Lets Disco! 02:36
8.Choking On My Own Thoughts 04:44
9.La Fin Absolue Du Monde 02:55
10.Dawn Of The Final Day 02:38
11.Ed Gein Is My Interior Decorator 01:34
12.Albert & Grace (A Love Song) 01:36
13.I'll See You In Disneyland 04:18
14.Rika Naku Ikenai 02:19
15.S&M Killed Blondie 02:48
16.Teeth Eating Teeth 01:42
17.Teenage Wet Dream 04:44
18.I Wanna Party With Charles Manson 02:21
19.Space Adventures 02:33
20.Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast 02:56
21.I Wanna Fuck Chloë Moretz 03:05 






DTX13: Metal Disco - Devil Explicit EP


Detonic Recordings are excited to announce release DTX13 - the brooding and brutal new EP from Rhodes, Greece based Post-EBM outfit Metal Disco.

The 6 song EP unwinds from the stifling intensity of title Track "Devil explicit" to its claustrophobic conclusion with the epic "Rush", the hook laden single "Silence In Your Eyes" offering only scant release from the pressure of a genre redefining but bruising collection of pitch black Ice-wave.




Metal Disco is the solo project of "Toxic Razor", well known for his work with Cult 
Darkwave legends Paradox Obscur. Little more than this is known because nothing is disclosed from behind the wall of misinformation and masked anonymity Metal Disco present to the world.

The primary format of the release is a Type-II High Bias Chrome Cassette packaged in a handmade red leatherette pouch, accompanying the tape is a lyric booklet, sticker, badge and download code. The EP is also available on CD with Global Digital Distribution by Believe Digital.
"(Metal Disco) take you back to the days of Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft (DAF), The Klinik, Liaisons Dangereuses, Borghesia, The Normal, and even a little bit of Gary Numan. They aren’t imitating these electronic deities either, they’re paralleling them, if anything."  - http://comamusicmagazine.com

 "A style that feels like a minimal synth version of Giorgio Moroder with a dark undertone in Snowy Red or Fad Gadget-style. So yes, it feels like it was made in 1983 and that’s the beauty of it! You can dance to it, perhaps you will cry when you hear it, who knows you will be frightened as it has a damn cold sound."  - http://peek-a-boo-magazine.be



DTX12 : Spirit Bunny LP

Spirit Bunny are an experimental-pop band from Brisbane.  Vocals and brittle circuit bent Casio keyboard melodies are nestled between slabs of buzzing Commodore 64 synths, gritty beats and pulverising drums.  Despite the predominantly 'retro' nature of the instruments - with their Commodore 64s and Casio Sk 5/8 keyboards harking back to the glorious ‘80s - there is nothing retrospective in their sound.  Despite the lack of guitars, Spirit Bunny’s chaotic blend of broken sound bears as much in common with noisey-guitar-pop bands as dark-synth-wave groups.








While thoroughly democratic in nature, with each component given equal weight, Spirit Bunny’s lyrics continue to mine the same themes explored by the groups instrumentation and diy work-ethic.  Songs simultaneously celebrate and critique consume culture with odes to inner-city rubbish collection and mindless youth consumption habits - be they 90s disposable fashion labels or packed lunches. Elsewhere lyrics, at times themselves cut-ups and found texts, comment on the mundane, comfortable, lifestyle of inner-city living.





Decidedly DIY, Spirit Bunny's debut LP comes in a hand-painted cardboard case, was recorded at drummer Cameron Smith’s studio Incremental Records (Velociraptor, Deafcult, Danyl Jesu) and features instruments circuit bent (Casio SK keyboards), modified (Commodore 64s) and built by the members. Spirit Bunny have previously released three singles, that have seen them deconstruct and remix themselves, as well as versions by others (Pale Earth, Bong YZA, Setec).

DTX11 : Ex Fulgur - Noire Sont Ls Galaxies LP


Welcome to "Noires Sont Les Galaxies" LP from Ex Fulgur,
Its minimal and dense, dark and elegant, sexy and cerebral and at times a little wobbly.
File under Sleaford Mods meet the Ex in an 80's Coldwave House Party.

Ex Fulgur is a band with two guys and a girl who are 80s' no wave post punk fans but  also also harbour a big love for the 90s' noise scene. They met each other in Rennes, Brittany, France  and this is still the place where they  continue in their peculiar way to make  music.

 



Odilon Violet : vocals
Saitam : machines
Mistress Bomb H : guitar 


All tracks by Ex Fulgur
Recorded by Damien Tillaut
Mixed by Ex Fulgur
Mastered by Damien Tillaut
Artwork by Badame L'Ambasadrise
Layout and insert by Odilon Violet
Produced by Kerviniou Recordz, Detonic Recordings & Le Secret, Released in March 2017

DTX10 : VvvV LP


Available now DTX10 - the self titled VvvV album. Released on Vinyl, Limited edition Compact Disk and Digital.
VvvV are a 2 piece from Bordeaux France, their music is  intelligent and layered post-punk synth-wave that transcends any attempt to pigeon hole their sound.

"En témoigne un premier extrait évident, "Clean", et son entêtante ritournelle diabolique "Hello it's me again". 

This is their Debut LP but the 9 songs show a level of confidence and some epic songwriting that puts the band way out in front of any peers they may have.

"...himmlischen Streichern und höllischen Orgeln surren, flimmern und dröhnen sie uns in psychedelische Welten."

Detonic Recordings have partnered with the French Au Trante Du Tante River Records to release the Physical Vinyl and CD, Global Digital distribution will be via Believe Digital.

"this duo creates forceful, dark and brooding coldwave tracks. Pulling inspiration from electronics, psychedelia, punk and pop, their approach to modern synthwave is electrifying."

Buy from ATRDR if you are in Europe:

And from Detonic for the rest of the world:

Or from one of these Quality retailers: 



"This Is not trying, this is executing.
Night drive to digest everything, (un)spoken words, broken glass on the ground, the addiction and loss, hard decision, a dance for the end
All these images were evoked while I listened to the nine tracks debut LP by VvvV. it's epic as our inner untold  stories, quite enjoyable if you feel attraction to synthpunk soundscapes.
In Alive the sadness sounds triumphant, the dead line, Clean is already added to my ''planning vengeance'' playlist, Slugs is effervescent, fast, music for strobes and running away Nation and Beast are two perfect fit for a Cyberpunk film.
The album as a whole is great, well balanced in dark moods, it's fierce but melodic, so you can dance, shake your head or just feel the atmospheres."

DTX09 : mnttaB - Savagery EP