LDDLM 004 IS OUT : C.A.R. – IDLE EYES/ANGELINA REMIXES 15102014-1524

147222A1-IDLE EYES-ROMAN FLUGEL REMIX
A2-IDLE EYES-PLANNINGTOROCK REMIX
B1-ANGELINA-MANFREDAS INSTRUMENTAL
B2-IDLE EYES-BENEDIKT FREY REMIX

Our new release has been a long time coming and is the first collaboration between those evil twins that are LDDLM and KILL THE DJ, two labels joined at the hip.

C.A.R. is Chloe Raunet’s project, whose album MY FRIEND will be released on October 25th on KTDJ. This is obviously an important project all round for her and for us and there was so much to do that two labels was a perfect idea. She originally wrote the ‘IDLE EYES’ lyrics for Gesaffelstein, who turned them down in favour of another two tracks they’d done together. A new song was woven from the words.

Roman Flugel is not only an old friend of the family but also one of our favourite producers. His album on DIAL and recent remixes has proven that he’s on top of his game. There are bleeps, there are subs, and Chloe’s vocal drifting on top of a general electronic monster. Already hammered by Daniel Avery, Dixon, and many more.

Kill the DJ commissioned the Planningtorock remix and we loved it so much that we ‘stole it’ for our vinyl release. JAM has made the song hers, pitching down the vocal, punking up the bass grove and adding, yes, disco strings (Tiga: “I thought I hated strings”).

Manfredas remix of ‘Angelina’ was Ivan’s biggest record for the whole of last year, licensed by Rebolledo for his mixed CD and causing stir here and there. The 12″ will include the instrumental version but as friends, we may soon give the vocal. follow us to know where. This is a very hard track to describe, a cross between a panzer and Rondo Veneziano on acid. It’s for those who dare.

Finally, Robert Johnson and Hinvern new wunderkid, Benedikt Frey (his Blanc 002 was…) delivers a brilliant acid rendering but not a cliché plastic warehouse thing. This builds and builds and builds…

Order links:
Juno
Phonica
Deejay.de

if you prefer the digital format, Kill the DJ has made some of those remixes plus excellent takes by CLARA 3000 and Rroxymore available to all at iTunes

Lddlm on Bandcamp 04092014-1416

At LDDLM, we’ve always been quite found of Bandcamp. We have ourselves discovered a lot of cool music there, not only electronic and, in its way, it has an edge and independent spirit that fits us.

You will now be able to download our past releases in mp3 or FLAC for the modest price of £3. You can also support the label by giving more, knowing that what you give goes to us, not some multinational company based in Denver.

http://lesdisquesdelamort.bandcamp.com/

NB: there will be a variable delay between the vinyl release and its digital availability on Bandcamp.

LDDLM 003 04092014-909

״ים שחור,עיר לבנה״ –
A Downtown Tel Aviv EP
A1 Chromosome – Gazolina (Red Axes Edit)
A2 Nosei Hamigbaat – Birthday

B1 Tova Gertnet – Etmol  (It’s A Fine Line Balnearic Version)
B2 Tova Gertnet – Etmol 

BUY IT:
Juno
Bandcamp DL

When the Ginger Prince and myself started Les Disques de La Mort, we pondered  on reissues. As ever, we wanted pretentiously to “do things differently”. Our basic rule on the subject was: every 3-4 releases, we’ll bring some tracks back from the dead.

So here’s our SPECIAL EDITION 1: A DOWNTOWN TEL AVIV EP.

I will try to make a long story short.
A few trips in Tel Aviv (where I met Johnny Sharoni and Niv Arzi, the people who made this EP possible) made me aware of the extensive and more importantly, quasi forgotten, wave and pop scene from Israel. I won’t dwell on the in and outs of the question but I was blown away by a lot of stuff they passed on to me. I was also glad that the people who made these records were still around, and more than happy to get them see the light of the day again, in original or slightly edited version.

GAZOLINA by CHROMOSOME is one of those record hunters grail. Fetching far too much money on Discogs these days and having been a DJing classic of RED AXES for years, it was only natural that Niv and Dori got their hands dirty. Their edit keeps the raw punk rage of the original and is all the better for it.

NOSEI HAMIGBAAT’s BIRTHDAY was the track that triggered it all and appears on vinyl for the first time in 30 years (I strongly recommend buying the CD of their album on Anova, a label dedicated to excavating the TA underground). This is a heavily psychedelic romp, as if the 13th floor elevator had stopped on the 1983th floor. Wave, but in a cramped style. THIS HAS BEEN LEFT UNTOUCHED, IN ALL IT’S BEAUTY.

Okay, the purists will tell me that TOVA GERTNER is not part of the DOWNTOWN TEL AVIV scene. They are right, she is not. But ETMOL (1987), a chart hit in Israel, was too much of a good pop song to let pass. Tim Paris and myself are on edit duty and we have made up a genre for it: Balnearic is the sound of the beach and the nose bleed

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GOING BACK IN TIME with one foot in the present. 25072014-957

NOSEI HAMIGBAAT’S BIRTHDAY IS ON LDDLM 003- A DOWNTOWN TEL AVIV SPECIAL. MORE NEWS HERE VERY SOON.