SOFT AS SNOW (Norway)
The Norwegian duo Soft as Snow makes expansive electronic synthpop that pulls the listener down into a cavernous underground rave. Their singular sound can in part be attributed to Oda’s background in performance art and to Øystein’s drumming for various noise rock bands in Oslo’s underground scene.
On 6th of April the duo are releasing their debut full length ‘Deep Wave’ on Houndstooth. The album was created by Soft as Snow with additional mixing and production by WIFE of Tri Angle Records. Following the album is a surreal 3D-animated video directed by London based artist Conrad Pack, and two 8-bit-psychedelic videos directed by the duo.
”The fractured, childlike vocals of Oda Egjar Starheim are an unsettling presence throughout, peaking on the shamanic analogue march of Pink Rushes” Mojo
EUROP EUROP (Norway)
“…Imagine yourself within the realms of toned down industrial, to the safe-havens of noise – from the depths of experimentalism and utter weirdness, conjugated with noise.” (Invisible Guy blog)
HEXENSCHUSS (Based somewhere between Amsterdam and Tel-Aviv)
Keyboard and drums duo Hexenschuss produce fast-paced, sharp and nasty instrumental tracks which merge classic EBM sensibilities with contemporary sound interests. The music is beat-driven and dirty, and shies away neither from experimental nor from pop. It attacks all senses with relentless sound textures, sequencer-like beats, and guitar samples. Underneath the apparently simplicity of their hypnotic, repetitive music lies a deep, constantly evolving musicality.
"Destabilising, disturbing but radical and captivating" ..."the two composers give birth to an art of blackness unpublished before, viscous and burning like bitumen"(Indiemusic / FR)
ENFANT TERRIBLE (DJ) (The Netherlands)
Enfant Terrible is active as a label since 2004 with 100% DIY ethics. With single editions on vinyl only with a selection of sounds ranging from elektro-wave to dark techno to ambient. Labelboss M. is also organizing events and dj’ing since 1999... he started out as a new wave dj and playing a lot of EBM, elektro-wave and new beat ever since… and anything else related…