CLASSICS: Muslimgauze x Moa Pillar

“Moa Pillar is an elusive Moscow producer whose own brand of spiritual club music is taking dance floors by storm. Drawing on authentic folk music Moa Pillar is equally inspired by the forward-thinking electronica and pounding dark techno. That’s why Moa Pillar made an unofficial remix of a Muslimgauze track. Expect long hypnotic ambient passages, tribal loops, carefully sculpted rhythms, massive basslines and dramatic drops.”Subbacultcha! Belgium

FON52: Erik Levander – Halv

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The long-awaited return of the dark Swedish romantic Erik Levander is a haunting album that falls in the cracks between classic Fennesz records, Ben Frost and murky The Cure bootlegs on YouTube.

It’s a dramatic and emotional record that covers a lot of different ground. More than before Erik blurs the boundaries of acoustic, analogue and digital while putting classic instrumentation, lo-fi flea market electronics, shoegaze roots, computer music and goth attitude all in the same pot with just the right amount of aggression to spice things up a bit.

Having previously recorded with Danish pop stars Efterklang and Swedish improv troupe Fria Konstellationen, Erik has an input varied enough to showcase multiple sides / visions at once – as you may hear on his previous records for Rumraket and Neon labels.

The final mixing touches on “Halv” were made by Mads Brauer (Efterklang, Liima) and the one and only Fransesco Donadello (Vox-ton, Calyx studios) who also did the mastering.

“Halv” is high-quality mood music for those who keep getting lost.

Black cassettes, pro-dubbed & imprinted at Go Tape (Saint Petersburg), thick paper jcards with artwork by Silke Briel. Limited run of 100 copies, individually shrink-wrapped.

“A sound that will appeal wholly to fans of Full of Nothing” – The Quietus

“Смесь кассетной грязи с цифровой; есть заигрывания с шугейзом и блэк-металом” – Афиша

FON51: Love Cult – Educated Guess

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A romantic suicidal single from the cult Karelian duo. Recorded in Petrozavodsk and Moscow, mixed and mastered by the band themselves at Monoleak. New record coming later this year.

Photography by Diana Luganski

“A nosotros nos gustó, nos trasladó a un lugar luminoso en el cosmos a velocidad dream-synthpop” – Sound & Vision

“Сумрачное техно петрозаводского дуэта и клип, в котором что-то происходит (что — вопрос к вам, читатели)” – The Flow

“Подложка из окутывающего и дурманящего эмбиента с опутывающим и ведущим в темную чащу леса вокалом” – Электрокружок