maandag 10 maart 2014

label news: Vrystaete

A new label is born: Vrystaete. This new label from the house of Enfant Terrible will focus on psychedelic, folklore and lo-fi related sounds.

The first two releases are being mastered for vinyl pressing at this very moment. Next to that the artwork is also in process... Each release will have special packaging with handmade / crafted art pieces.

First up is the Kaval album with light psychedelic music with touches of dark jazz and shoegaze music. The artwork will be a three color handprinted silk screen print. See here for an impression:














The second release in preparation is the an album by French musician Niedowierzanie. His music is a mix of electronics and French and mediterranean folklore... For this release we are preparing a print from a handmade lino cut. See here are a test print:














Both releases are expected around the end of April... more information and sounds will be online soon at the Vrystaete webhome here...

dinsdag 4 februari 2014

out soon: I Am Enfant Terrible compilation and Europ Europ album

In 2004 Enfant Terrible released its first vinyl record… in 2014 I celebrate 10 years of activity… first up will be a compilation album filled with the sounds I love…next to that there is a full length album by my favorite Norwegian band Europ Europ …

The compilation ”I Am Enfant Terrible” is all about the sound and moods of the label… from indie pop to new wave to minimal synth and from noise to elektro and IDM and ambient... from poppy to experimental to dance music... featuring artists like Solitude FX, Kord, Sololust, Kim Ki O, Neugeborene Nachtmusik, Former Descent and more…

Listen to a full track preview here... And… more previews are here...

Europ Europ hits back with a full length album… this new full length album by Europ Europ might be called subtle noise... the band serves you lo-fi industrial soundscapes presented as songs... sometimes haunting and disturbing but the next minute soothing and hypnotic...

Listen to a full track preview here... And… more previews are here...

Both records can be (pre)ordered here...

dinsdag 19 november 2013

out soon: Club Funny Horse compilation and Saralunden 12" EP

Coming early December are the last releases of the year on Gooiland Elektro… Saralunden and the Club Funny Horse compilation…

Club Funny Horse is the second Gooiland Elektro compilation... the focus is on dark techno / darkrave… featuring Drvg Cvltvre, Ekman, Cute Heels and Marburg… for fans of old school EBM, early techno and new beat...

Here you can listen to the track by Cute Heels from the compilation:

And here here is the Drvg Cvltvre track:

Some other sounds are coming from Saralunden... she proves to be a dismal disco star... stripped down, slow and moody and dirty disco with references to italo and new wave…

Here you can listen to a full track from the record:

And here is another track from the EP:

Infos and sound previews of all records are on the Gooiland Elektro website...

Both records can be pre-ordered now... and the first 100 copies of Club Funny Horse come with a numbered postcard... see here for pre-ordering...

dinsdag 12 november 2013

Hans de Wolf: new video work

Do you remember the beautiful tape object and online exhibition by Hans de Wolf we recently realized? It consists of a cassette with his music on it and it comes with a drawing on birch bark... and online there is the short animation film and photos of more of his drawings. You can still see it here...

Some tapes are still left for sale at the ET webshop...

In the meantime Hans has made a new video work... very dreamy stuff... pleasantly naive and soothing like a morning sun...

how are you from Hans de Wolf on Vimeo.

zaterdag 19 oktober 2013

RPM with Darkwood, Mirt and Profligate

Here is a new update on some of the records I have been playing a lot lately... and in my opinion are amongst the most interesting of the last few months...

The new Darkwood was released this summer but it is just perfect for autumn... as all of his music... 'Schicksalsfahrt' is all you might expect from Darkwood... maybe nothing suprising in sound, mood and production but it is just an amazing new collection of high quality songs. Neofolk as a genre might be dead but as long as a few people keep coming up with stuff as good as this I it will never fade away totally... or maybe even just forget the genre name... I play this stuff in between Leonard Cohen and Nick Drake... it is as good as that but just coming from a different era and world...

The Italian label Backwards has delivered an album which is one of the must haves for this 2013... it is by Mirt and it seems to be the eight record already by this Polish band... so I can imagine I missed out on some amazing music already... the sound is beautiful and soothing soft touching electronic stuff. Perfect for dreaming away on... minimalistic but only to serve the purpose of creating tender soundscapes... truly a highlight of this year!

Profligate is building quite a name for himself... and it started with his debut album from 2012... much more as his newer stuff the album is rooted in kraut / kosmische scene music... the techno aspect is there but less obvious... just as the noise background of the musician... all is quite spacey and psychedelic with dance music touches popping in and out and dream sequences having an equal part in the game... Get this one now and start following this great project with a truly new sound when it comes to dance music... soon two new 12"s will be ready... one on my Gooiland Elektro label and one one the USA based DKA Records label...

Friday 25 October: Soirée Enfant Terrible with live Distel, Europ Europ and Neurobit

Friday 25 October 2013 there is the next Enfant Terrible label night .This time at the new location at the heart of the Gooiland: Sociëteit 12tot24. Live performances by Europ Europ, Neurobit and Distel.

Europ Europ – noise / experimental from Norway

Neurobit Dutch master of 8 bit Music.

Distel post industrial and post electro sounds from Holland.

Dj’s M. en Alacidus.

This night is a collaboration with Stichting Magdalena.

All starts at 20:30 / Membership: 5 euro / Location: Sociëteit 12tot24 / Stationsplein 12, 1211 EX, Hilversum / Hilversum Centraal Station, busstation, next to Starbucks, 4th floor (old tax agency office)

More information here...