Josh Cheon's prolific label has a couple of new records on the way in early February.
De-Bons-en-Pierre is the duo of Chicago hardware head Beau Wanzer and Unknown Precept affiliate Maoupa Mazzocchetti. It follows a series of self-released solo and collaborative albums from Wanzer. Wanzer and Brussels-based Mazzocchetti recorded all the songs in the spring of 2016 as live takes. They ate only crepes during the 12-hour session (hence the EP's title, Crepes). Wanzer says, "There was a bit of a language barrier. We'd mostly just laugh and nod when something sounded cool to us."
Early February also sees Dark Entries reissue and remaster an EP by Brussels EBM and New Beat pioneers The Neon Judgement. The Cockerill-Sombre EP was originally released in 1983. The label describes the EP as "veering between minimalistic industrial drones, odd new wave-ish synth pop and dance music, underlain by cold, mechanical rhythms."
Dark Entries, operated by Josh Cheon of Honey Soundsystem, came in at number four on our 2016 labels poll.
Listen to clips from De-Bons-en-Pierre's Crepes EP
Listen to clips from The Neon Judgement's Cockerill-Sombre EP.
De-Bons-en-Pierre - Crepes
01. Seul Comme Sombre
02. Whole Body Irradiator
03. The Mud Man Is Coming
05. The Eyebrows Salesgirl
06. Démissionne En Tuant Ton Patron
The Neon Judgement - Cockerill-Sombre
01. Please Release Me, Let Me Go-Go
02. Too Cold To Breathe
03. The Fashion Party
04. 1 Jump Ahead
Dark Entries will release Crepes and Cockerill-Sombre on February 6th, 2017.