Magical, mysterious and fascinating are just some of the terms that come up when talking about Laikka. They presented a great and true electronic pop gem with their album debut “Morning Glow” in 2021. Compelling and fascinating how the duo thereby mixes dreamy pop, experimental electronics, dark techno and stunning visual art into a unity. In 2022 they return with a vigorous EP release that brings their love for raw, gritty techno to the surface - "Red" will be released in May 2022 followed by a handful of live dates.
Electronic artist Peter Zirbs finally stepped into the spotlight as a solo artist in 2018 with his praised album debut »What if we don't exist?«. Zirbs’ musical mixture of futuristic synth-pop, experimental and graceful ambient and minimal music even prompted an American music critic to compare it with Bowie’s legendary album Low. Together with ex-Archive frontman Craig Walker he will release a stunning new single "Animal Silence" on May 13th – a first teaser single for Zirbs' new solo album (Oct 2022). The lyrics of the single are about nothing less than the question of whether prayers alone help us to solve the big problems of humanity, or whether we should also roll up our sleeves and actively contribute something.
Following his powerful and dark solo album trilogy "Je suis le Ténébreux" (2016) , "Paradise Lost" (2018) and "M" (2020) London-based avant-garde composer Christopher James Chaplin released his acclaimed new major album project "Patriarchs" in 2022. "Patriarchs" refer to the antediluvian Patriarchs - from Adam to Noah. The album is about the lineage of these patriarchs and their journey from the darkness of the Fall towards enlightenment. Another powerful work of art, situated between experimental electronic music and avant-garde. Available now on double vinyl.
Boz Boorer, long-time co-songwriter, guitarist and musical director of Morrissey is back with two new high-profile singles, both to coincide with his 60th birthday on 19 May. On the one hand, for “Initials BB”, a Serge Gainsbourg classic, he brought the great singer and lyricist James Maker, a long-time musical collaborator, back into the studio. For the second single, “A Good Day Tomorrow”, he teamed up again with British rapper Lusty.
Following collaborations with artists such as Albin Janoska (SOHN) and Hubert Mauracher the fascinating, charismatic singer and songwriter Loretta Who presented her own distinctive musical microcosm with her solo debut EP 'Virtue'. In the years that followed, numerous new musical collaborations continued to cause a stir. In 2020, she finally teamed up with electronic producer Peter Zirbs for their critically acclaimed single release "Wasted".