Sensum and Clunch s/t C32
Sensum and Clunch (HD019) is a fully animate modular-synth EP which explores all modes of human emotion, gently hovering over (and sometimes into) the uncanny valley across its four meticulously-crafted, expertly honed modular synthesizer pieces, equal doses minimalism and experimentation. Artwork by Chris King, and mastering by Guy Davie at Electric Mastering, in an addition of 200 chrome / pro-dubbed / laser-imprinted cassettes, with the largest fold-out packaging we’ve ever done.
Sneaky Snake – ‘Eventide’ C46
Sneaky Snake’s Eventide is an expansive, spaced-out, synthesized CS46 that creates an endearing sense of electric-serenity that extends far beyond the full-length’s running time. The LA based duo dissolve concentrated drops of ambient synth elegance into vast ocean currents that slowly immerse their listeners in waves of palpable regenerative frequencies. Edition of 200 chrome cassettes with exhaustively choreographed packaging designed and photographed by the band.
Good Stuff House – ‘Untitled’ LP
Good Stuff House couldn’t be more aptly named if they tried. This trio of Scott Tuma along with Zelienople’s Matt Christensen and Mike Weis has been conspicuously absent for a while, but this reissue of their untitled debut serves as a reminder of their potency. Americana is a term that gets tossed around often, but in these dusty hollows it gains meaning. Translucent tones hover in empty space, trembling as they hesitantly coalesce. Folk axioms are broken down into dust so they can be woven back into something new, something beautiful.
Marie Davidson s/t EP
Montréal is a hotbed these days for forward-thinking music. Marie Davidson is a local mainstay, a member of Essaie Pas, Les Momies de Palerme, & Hotel Monochrome, but on her self-titled debut still manages to take an adventurous turn. Cold electronics ride shotgun with minimal, stripped-down beats providing the ideal counterpoint to Davidson’s always potent vocal delivery.
Troller s/t LP
For how heavy Troller proves itself to be throughout its debut release, it’s striking that the brooding melodies and gothic song-architecture remain unusually endearing, evocative, and…well, catchy, for such an overall crushing effort. Troller is the most song-driven of Holodeck’s releases thus far, tapping into the underworlds of drone, noise, and various ‘waves’ of dark electronica, as well as pop, though never owing allegiance to any one influence in particular.