MERCHANTS – ‘Merchants’ C60
Merchants is an italian electronic duo composed of Alberto Ricca / Bienoise (Red Bull Music Academy Tokyo alumnus) and Davide Amici. Their music is sample-based, combining dark beats with found sounds in a musical exploration of imaginary countries. Global debris and techno pulses meet in search of possible musics. Merchants s/t full-length album is out October 14 on black cassette limited to 100.
HARAAM – ‘The Sacrifice Of Will’ C30
Haraam (Arabic for forbidden, the opposite of halal) is Copenhagen-based noise artist Martin Schacke solo project. Going on since 2014, he has released a handful of tapes on underground labels as Fallow Field and Cønjuntø Vacíø as well as on his own Moral Defeat. On October 17 Yerevan Tapes will release Haraam latest effort The Sacrifice Of Will. Largely inspired by the refugee crisis and changes in the political environment in northern Europe, these six tracks are a perfect blend of bass heavy rhythmic noise, lo-fi industrial techno with a great focus on atmosphere, droning noise and concrete soundscapes from the Middle-East. Comes on white cassette limited to 100.