that’s right, ANOTHER new Verhalten tape. Interesting thing about it, this one will also exist on 12″ vinyl come April 2017. There are a limited number of tapes that will be available on the impending european tour and the vinyl will be here once more dates are announced in the US. Here’s a little insight as to how it differs from “oxter”.
Verhalten returns with a collection of tracks based around brutalist rhythm and slow melody. Well, underneath the layers of static and feedback that is.
Further evolution into the deeper realms of noise, Verhalten returns with a claustrophobic din of modular cacophony. Harsh noise walls give way to an almost ambient conclusion. This is the first in what will be a series of Verhalten noise releases which will have the signifying code VHNW somewhere on the artwork. If you are wondering about the more beat driven work, don’t fret, there is more of that coming too, very soon. Until then, enjoy the crumble and clang of Oxter. VHNW000-005.
only a few of these will be available for mailorder. the rest will be available at stops on Verhalten’s 2017 europe and us tours. thanks!
listen to/acquire them HERE
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click here to listen or purchase physically/digitally
mt016 Mitra Mitra “s/t” cassette
Full length debut by this new duo from Vienna. Minimal synth with melody and wit. Catchy, dry and too smart for its own good. silkscreened Chipboard jackets limited edition of 100.
mt017 Verhalten “never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity” cassette
another debut. this time a new project from Unur’s patrick scott. While Unur focuses more on stories of broken selves and melodic coldwave, Verhalten finds its noir-ish minimalism in radio static and rhythm. Industrial, noise and muted dark techno all make their presence known. This project has been brewing in various forms for a few years, this is its debut. silkscreened black cardstock jackets limited edition of 50.
mt018 Unur “Halt And Start” cassette
long overdue follow up to 2015’s “the key broke off in the lock” Ep. Four songs of urgent post punk/synth wave from Modern Tapes’ resident anti-troubador. silkscreened black cardstock jackets limited edition of 50
if you’ve been paying any kind of attention you know that Modern Tapes is quite pleased to be presenting the cassette version of the debut full length from Vienna’s minimal synth masterminds Mitra Mitra.
Preorders have started, preview some tracks and get your order in here:
they’re handling the vinyl on their own Micromort label, you can get that HERE
Pre-order starts today and it will be released on Dec 18.
this is some of her best work.
like, november 2015 soon!
Unur “Wild About Denial” from modern tapes on Vimeo.
from the EP “The Key Broke Off In The Lock”
available april 15.
Froe Char is crossing the atlantic (for the first time!) and bringing the awesome Cellule 34 from brussels with her. They will be teaming up with Unur to play a mess of dates in the midwest and on the east coast including a pair of experimental sets alongside a video installation as part of CIMM Fest in chicago! If you want them to come perform in your DIY space, Bar, Taco Shack, Gastropube, Basement, 0r Public Restroom send an email to mdrntps ((at)) gmail ((dot)) com.
so, many of you have noticed that the new Froe Char Lp and Unur cassette are released but not available for mailorder from MT. Yeah. Sorry about that. You see, MT is a one person operation and i am rather far away from my tapes and records currently. HERE IS THE SOLUTION!!!
you can order the Froe Char Lp in the US from the kind, wonderful folks at permanent records in chicago by clicking THIS LINK
you can still get it in Europe from Spielzeug Muzak
Both the Unur and Froe Char releases are also available in the US from Heaven Street Records in Brooklyn, Laurie’s Planet Of Sound in chicago and End Of An Ear in Austin, Tx. Their websites aren’t the easiest to mailorder from but an email or phone call will get you taken care of. they are all lovely people. tell them i say “hi!”
in Europe you can find our stuff at WOOL-E-SHOP in Gent, Belgium and the amazing TRANSFORMER in Vienna, Austria.
Regular mailorder will resume in May and hopefully by the time i leave again i’ll have someone in line to help with the mailorder for the rest of the summer. sorry for the confusion and complications. thank you as always for your continued support of the music i make and love!