"Justin Carver started his DJ night Something Cold in June of 2009 out of equal parts "frustration with the lack of diversity and interesting Detroit nightlife, an ever-growing record collection, and desire to bring a group of like-minded friends and music lovers to together to celebrate the niche market of analog electronics, minimal-synth, coldwave and industrial music," he says.
The post-industrial backdrop of Detroit, Carver adds, is appropriate and inspirational for Something Cold. “The cold, bleak, fragile, yet vaguely hopeful sound of minimal electronic and traditional music is very much a reflection of the state of Detroit, and much of the Rust Belt nowadays,” he says. Carver and Daniel Stolarski co-DJ the event. Something Cold occurs the second Sunday of every month at Nancy Whiskey in Corktown. “
Passed Loves are proud to present a new full length from Lidless Eye, aka Detroit’s Green Records And Tapes chief Knox Mitchell. Mitchell is no stranger to Passed Loves as he kicked off the label’s second night of collaboratively curated performances with affiliated Detroit label Something Cold back in December, 2013. The Staring Underheat sees Mitchell manifesting a depraved journey of audible ambiguity using an arsenal of metals and DIY/homemade electronics. With over an hour’s worth of material, the end result plays like an unused soundtrack to a psychedelic space opera directed by Kenneth Anger in his most unhinged form…to us at least.
Redrot - Luminae Vol. 1 (PL019.) now available to stream/download via Bandcamp.
Passed Loves proudly presents new recordings from longtime Detroit noise/industrial-head Ryan Oppermann. The first of two volumes, Ryan takes a more thematic approach this time, creating massive instrumental pieces of dub industrial more reminiscent of Justin Broadrick’s solo projects. Three brooding, menacing, and dare we say dance-worthy killers.
Hullner Industries / Memory Blank - Concussion / Distance (PL018.) now available to stream/download via Bandcamp.
Two sides of dystopian dance aktions. Hullner Industries leads you down into the abandoned fallout shelter where patrons are lost in a psychosis of aural and sensural phenomena. A pill is slipped onto your tongue, while Memory Blank (Frustrations’ Sean Dufty) brings you back out onto the surface world wasteland where you’re trapped in an acidic nightmare with no direction home. Neon in the desert.
5ive Ximes of Dust - Punchcard Sex Vita Noctis - Expose 18:e Oktober - Sx Oas Oto - Anyway Charles De Goal - Syncro Clair Oscur - Toundra Lou Champagne System - Propaganda Frustration Minny Pops - Time Colin Potter - Behind You Psychic Youth - Step in Time Pure Ground - After…
"Everything ends with Marital Vows. The solo-project of a man called Daniel Stolarski. He released his debut-album a year ago and it was a self-titled one, put out by Passed Loves – an American label. The track he brings to your ears is “Human Error“. I’m not too sure whether I would discard his effort, being the longest song on the entire compilation. He also brings a whole other kind of thing to the compilation with his drugged out – droned out – crazily noisy but dizzy experimental industrial. This is probably how it’d sound in your head if you couldn’t handle your hard drugs. A kind of metamorphosing trip which never seems to end. Later on in the sound-scape the atmosphere becomes ever more sinister and reminds me more of something that would come out of a harsh noise-act. Although I have a love and hate kind of relationship to this song, it has got a lot of complexities going on that is not noticeable at first listen – the modular kind of sounds – crossed over with the noisy apparition of sudden explosive sounds. I like it, or not. I don’t really know.”
Marital Vows (aka Something Cold cohort/Passed Loves chief Daniel Stolarski) has a new track featured on the brilliant Artificial Selections compilation out today via Chromatin Records. Check it out here.
Sun Ra - If They Only Knew Alberich - No MistakeSand Circles - Continuity Deviation Social - Fuck Off Prick Swans - A Screw Robert Turman - Roto The Ukiah Drag - Dirt Trip The Men - Immaculada The Contortions - I Can’t Stand Myself Throbbing Gristle - Discipline…
The Klinik - Sick in the Mind M.Bryo - Shift Antonym - Consumer Device The Datacomputer - Computer Bank Informatics - New Values Moderne - Vers l’Est Facit - A Million Years Front 242 - Controversy Between Psyche - Kreig Fad Gadget - Salt Lake City Sunday Crash Course in Science -…
Edward Artemiev - Movement #16 Demdike Stare - Fail Violet Poison - The Lord Won’t Forget (Roly Porter mix) Collin Gorman Weiland - Curse Profligate - All Sides Ike Yard - NCR (Bandshell mix) Believer/Law - The Task At Hand