Dunkeltier featured on 3xLP
  VA – Bongo Beats & Bankruptcy -
  The Sound of I’m a Cliché
  
incl. Cosmo Vitelli, June, Volga Select..
    out March 27th

All snippets HERE!

Independent labels have always been risky ventures, marred by uncertainty; you never know how long they’ll last for. Yet, for more than 15 years, Cosmo Vitelli has kept I’m a Cliché going. During this time, his label, its releases, and the artists behind them have found their place in the musical landscape, standing proudly and defiantly in the margins, a place where music is always more interesting and fluid than right in the middle of the spotlight.

After countless EPs, several albums and a compilation, a new chapter in I’m a Cliché’s story begins, one with a greatly reduced release schedule. To mark this turning point, the label releases Bongo Beats & Bankruptcy, its second compilation ever.

Aesthetically coherent and simultaneously diverse in its expressions, Bongo Beats & Bankruptcy is a celebration of the label (and the label manager’s) quirks and eccentricities and a tongue-in-cheek snapshot that brilliantly captures the label’s DNA, featuring friends and allies along with newer faces on 13 exclusive tracks scattered over 3 LPs.

Whether they are downtempo, uptempo or ambient like Orestt’s contribution, each tune on this compilation distills in its own idiosyncratic way I’m a Cliché’s essence: electronic music influenced by club culture but in no way constrained to the dancefloor. Ivan Smagghe & Marc Collin’s analog synth track by their acclaimed Volga Select project, June’s dreamy tune at the crossroads between wave and kraut influences, Coy’s mutant synth arpeggios, and an old-school wave cut by Oliver Decrow mixed by Dunkeltier are all tracks boldly standing on the dancefloor’s margins.

For those looking for club-ready tracks that with I’m a Cliché’s one-of-a-kind atmosphere will surely find what they are after in an downtempo edit of Awkward Corners, a bouncy and melodic IDM not IDM number by Rouge Mécanique, a bleeps & pan-pipes affair by Benoît B, an esoteric dance-rock number with stated Lynch influences by Fantastic Twins, a freaky electro cut by Linja, a melancholic 707 driven banger by Krikor and finally an anxious and forward-thinking half-stepper by label head Cosmo Vitelli.


A1. Orestt – Luddisme
A2. Awkward Corners – In Slow Motion (Sunju Hargun Edit)
A3. Volga Select – Spione
B1. June – Perspective 4000
B2. Coy – La Cantine Du Vatican
C1. Rouge Mécanique – Skate & Distort
C2. Benoit B – Cosmic Music Style
D1. Fantastic Twins – Read My Palmer, Laura
D2. Oliver Decrow – Opus Pistorum (Dunkeltier Mix)
E1. Cosmo Vitelli – The Horse Incident (Ft. Andrew Claristidge)
E2. Odopt – Annpala
F1. Krikor – We as one in the S.D.T
F2. Linja – Xanadu

Pre-sale link: https://fanlink.to/bongobeatsbankruptcy

3xLP Cliche 067
release date: 3/27/2020

VA – Echo Locations on Tursiops
  
new Bandcamp-only label
    devoted to edits pres. by Ed Isar


Read on, dear dolphins!

Portugal record shop guide
    a commented list of shops and
    fleamarkets in Porto & Lisbon

photo by Bionda

Read my subjective, but pretty comprehensive guide to record shops in Porto & Lisbon!

recording from
  Disco Církev @ Ankali, Prague
  
2h+ of obscure disco gems


Just before X-mas I was invited for Disco Cirkev at Ankali, arguably the best club in the Czech republic.
Here is the 2:20h recording from this FB-event:
Disco Církev w/ Sneaker, Discobolos, DJ Sen, Sobert Rhythm

I tried to play as much obscure and Canadian electronic Disco as possible. So – on purpose – not exactly the cliché Italo disco. Disco Církev had a very welcoming, open, party-hard, gentle crowd like nowhere else! Thanks to everybody who expressed their appreciation in words after my set. Top-notch sound and monitoring at Ankali. I am still happy for the opportunity. I played mostly from vinyl and edited the recording for the best possible listening pleasure.

podcast for
  Tales From The Evil Empire

DJ Nephil invites.
Tales From The Evil Empire is an event serie born in 2017 bringing together international artists ranging from ebm/industrial/minimal/wave.
The session was recorded on the 20th of September 2019 at Calle9+1 in Medellin, Colombia during his 2nd PanAmerican tour.

GOTT on Apparitions
  
radio show on LYL radio

For June Records – the hosts of the monthly Apparitions radio show – we submitted 1h of GOTT.
GOTT is the name of the latest record by Scannoir & Sneaker on Uncanny Valley.
Their love for EBM and dark synth pop they are turning into striking dance floor material in their studios in Zurich, Berlin and Dresden.
GOTT is also performing as a DJ tag team playing extended vinyl session of old school EBM.
The divine apparition is an excerpt of their offering at Kegelbahn, Lucerne recorded earlier this year.

release insight: GOTT /UV051
  
interview on UncannyValley.de


GOTT has come upon us. After Scannoir answered our questions during the release of the ½GOTT EP, this time it’s his studio partner and friend Sneaker’s turn now as the new psalms have just been released .

Can you enlighten us and clarify the discovery phase and the recording sessions for the project? Was it clear from the beginning which musical direction you wanted to take?
Total Kommander reached me as a demo by Scannoir. The topic is …

Read the interview on uncannyvalley.de here:
https://www.uncannyvalley.de/blog/release-insight-gott-ep/

Sneaker & Stirnband
  NDW set at Camp Cosmic 2019
  
on 44,100Hz Radio


Schlager? R u serious? – Read on & click here! …

Beyond The Body
  
1h of a slow jam stream on HÖR radio

Beyond The Body is the new radio show by DJ Nephil & Mike Tansella Jr.
The set by Mike here - the set by guest Jaundice (TRAM Planet) here.

GOTT on Uncanny Valley /UV051
  
vinyl out 30th October

vinyl & Bandcamp: 30th October 2019 on Dresden based label Uncanny Valley
digital: 13th November 2019

After ½GOTT comes GOTT. Once again, Sneaker from Dresden/Berlin and Scannoir
from Zurich have locked themselves up in the studio to translate their love for EBM
and dark synth pop into striking dance floor material.
Read more on GOTT!