Verhalten “oxter”available now.

mt021-vh_oxter-tapeFurther 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!

New Mitra Mitra, Verhalten and Unur tapes!

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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

Froe Char / Cellule 34 / Unur Midwest & East Coast US tour April-May 2015

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 + Unur Europe Tour 2014

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”
http://moderntapes.bandcamp.com/album/fossils

Download and Stream “No Human Self”
http://moderntapes.bandcamp.com/album/no-human-self

spread the word. we’ll see you soon.
Feb 20- Milan, Italy @ Ligera w/ AU+
http://www.facebook.com/events/404895989645626/

Feb 21- Ljubljana, Slovenia @ tba

Feb 22- Vienna, Austria @ TRANSFORMER
http://www.facebook.com/events/576103739148824/

Feb 23- Brno, Czech Republic @ Boro w/ Leto
http://www.facebook.com/events/270022129821896/

Feb 27- Leipzig, Germany @ Goldhorn
http://www.facebook.com/events/642637795797261/

Feb 28- Berlin, Germany @ Urban Spree

Mar 1- Hamburg, Germany @ Rote Flora
http://www.facebook.com/events/595508970542615/

Mar 4- Wurzburg, Germany @ Cairo

Mar 5- Bruxelles, Belgium @ tba

Mar 6- Antwerp, Belgium @ Die Kleine Hedonist

Mar 7- Paris, France @ La Mecanique Ondulatoire
http://www.facebook.com/events/252795521548979/

Froe Char “Fossils” Lp OUT NOW + TOUR + new Unur!

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!

MT010- FROE CHAR “Fossils” 12″ Lp PREORDER!!!!

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.