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
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.
Froe Char and Unur will be on tour in Europe Feb20-Mar07. Bring them vegan treats, hugs, bionade, beer, some whiskey and most of all, every single one of your friends!
Download and Stream “Fossils”
Download and Stream “No Human Self”
spread the word. we’ll see you soon.
Feb 20- Milan, Italy @ Ligera w/ AU+
Feb 21- Ljubljana, Slovenia @ tba
Feb 22- Vienna, Austria @ TRANSFORMER
Feb 23- Brno, Czech Republic @ Boro w/ Leto
Feb 27- Leipzig, Germany @ Goldhorn
Feb 28- Berlin, Germany @ Urban Spree
Mar 1- Hamburg, Germany @ Rote Flora
Mar 4- Wurzburg, Germany @ Cairo
Mar 5- Bruxelles, Belgium @ tba
Mar 6- Antwerp, Belgium @ Die Kleine Hedonist
Mar 7- Paris, France @ La Mecanique Ondulatoire
The Froe Char Lp has been out for a few weeks now, it is awesome and going fast, pick up your copies now! Especially since mailorder will be halted from Feb 10- Mar 10 because I’ll be in Europe touring with Unur and Froe Char! Specific dates coming soon but this will be a handful of new places and some familiar ones too.
also, on Feb 2, 2014 the new Unur 13 song cassette “No Human Self” will be set free into the wild. Limited edition, silkscreened jackets, blah blah blah. more on that next week.
expect a big update SOON!
thanks for all of your support!
Friends, family, lovers, haters,
dec 22 marks a new day for Modern Tapes. Our first vinyl release!!!
also our 10th release. We don’t churn out recordings the way other labels do, slow and steady really works for us. I like to think each release keeps upping the ante for the next. Don’t worry MT hasn’t forgotten you cassette lovers out there, there are some cassette releases in the near future too, and perhaps some more vinyl. But now, to share this awesome chunk of dinosaur with you.
Fossils is the third release from Froe Char, the solo alias of Christina of the also amazing Parisian duo Illustration Sonore. Where her first recordings as Froe Char writhed in distortion and doom Fossils pushes the rhythm to the forefront and breaks the synths through the haze creating an opaque yet completely minimal mutant wave masterpiece.
Simply put, i fucking love this record.
pre-order now. and get the download immediately.
Europe tour planned with Unur (who also has a new recording coming soon) in february 2014.