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


DTX08 : Data Corruption 12" LP

So this is a concept album, where the original concept was a split album with Radiowave artistes covering Detonic songs and Vice Versa. 
It kinda lost the plot along the way but go with the idea there was a concept to start with… don’t get hung up on any of the finer/legal/factual details of what it actually ended up as. 
Collaboration is a bit strong a word for what happened too, despite swapping some lyrics and the odd Chord sequence each side was put together in isolation. We never heard the other songs, or even saw a track listing until the record was being put into production.. nothing wrong with stirring a good healthy serve of random into the mix. 
Ok, on our side we have real bands, we have people who claim to be bands, bands who don’t really exist, and people who have never even heard of Detonic Recordings.. but what matters this is a really strong set of tunes and it all makes up a great album. 
All songs here were recorded especially for the project and a ton of thanks goes out to all who contributed and gave their time/talent. 



WolfShield :Crazy recluse snake whisperer living in the wilds of NSW or born again techno drone superstar? maybe a bit of both.. only time will tell. Randy tackled the Project Dark song “Nudge Nudge” and the end result is so much better than the sum of its parts, squared. 
School Damage : Just Caz and Jake from the Melbourne based four piece were sufficient to blow the lid off this reinvention of the Hot Pants’ banger “Lift Off”. 
Infecticide : Thomas was given licence to rewrite the lyrics to this one, on the condition that the resulting tune was totally deconstructed from the Original ( “Atomic Suplexed by a girl” by Atomic Suplex) .… my French aint so good and the original is unintelligible so who knows what went on. Paris Dix Points. 
Piss Prunes: The Detonic house band …featuring Honary (or is that Ornery??) Victorian Jon Free on guitar and Sarah McKenna’s lungs. The brief for the Super Snipes “Aint no Nuthin” rework was to meltdown the primal garage stomper with a Big Black blowtorch. Another interpretation that is proudly unrecognisable next to the source material. 
Diesel Dudes: Direct to video as always but taking the scenic route : Oakland never sounded so f**d up… the boys have taken Sexton Mings homage to Tony Curtis and transformed it into a 16 part HBO sword and sandal cage-fight slasher smackdown: “I am Spartacus” – I don’t hear anyone arguing. 
Waterfall Person: The Melbourne midi-core legend lines up all of her Cash Convertor Bontempis to cover the London Dirthole Company classic “Never Made Me Cry”. An arrangement that is apparently embellished (as all good tunes should be) with the sound of 8bit mating tree frogs.
mnttaB : One man digital punk apologist mnttaB covers a number by old mates Headbutt. Recorded live in Rennes “The Shooting Party” was an early single from the North London Bass and Bashing combo. No lyrics were forthcoming so don’t look for any deep messages on this one. 
Our Cover art is from Carolyn Hawkins whose wonderful creations can be discovered here: http://www.carolyn-hawkins.com/

DTX07 : Yaws - Stoicism in E5 Cassette

 

Melbourne micro-label Detonic Recordings next release is a single from minimal Techno-terrorists Yaws.

Available in Digital and Cassette formats, DTX07 is 3 tracks of floor quaking goodness (including a brutal Total Control Dissection).

Each of the limited edition  of 70 tapes is accompanied by an attractive embroidered patch.









The lead track "UP" has almost dubbie moments of dementia as it seesaws between bass surges, breakdowns and Lydonesque vocals .. 6 minutes 37 seconds of irrestible potential energies that leave the floor quaking long after its done.

Arguably the most User/Radio friendly of the three, "FleshWar" is a deconstructed homage to Total Control, Yaws stripping back the salient features to take the cover version as close to SPK as the original was to Orchestral Manouvres.

The Closer "Regression" is quite simply a mind fuck. Conflicting, Concussing and corrupting rhythms meld and then morph into a groove your body feels even as your brain continues its futile mission to unravel the component parts

Stoicism in E5 is released on September 21st , but you can pre-order now from the Detonic Store

 



What those nice people on the Interwebs say about Yaws:
"you are unlikely to come across anything as immediately strange and ultimately compelling as Yaws . The London-based, Adelaide-bred producer crafts dense sonic soundscapes as alien as the obscure tropical disease that forms his namesake.There are shades of HTRK‘s hazy electro-surrealism, alongside overtones of Factory Floor’s ruthless proto-punk industrialism." (http://whothehell.net)

"His sense of incremental coalescence, whether it be in sinuous percolating undercurrents or more garish buoyancy, manifests into a trancelike euphoria. Its clear that Yaws (AKA Dom Stephens) is beguiled by synthetic repetition that walks in the shadows as much as the light. The noise and static is measured yet always pregnant with acidic purpose, whether menacing or acerbic." (http://sonicmasala.blogspot.com.au)