Township Rebellion | Marc Holstege – SVT184

Tripping melodic mid-tempo techno and tech-house.

I have a feeling that I became a sucker for something that’s too mainstream with listening to all these Koletzki and Township releases. But I feel like it’s 2008 again and Kalkbrenner is new. Although these releases are from 2016-17, so I’m late to this party. Well, like I was late to the Kalkbrenner party, too, by just stumbling upon him after Berlin Calling came out. And there was Kah-Lo just recently as well. It shows that I’m usually a late adopter for dance music. Except that I’m getting more and more fond of trance, that has to be something different being in a revival time frame. You cannot be late by a few decades. (Or can you?)

Harmed – From Day One

Ranging between metalcore, melodic hardcore, and mathcore. It’s like a little boy brother of Meshuggah who is still listening to some Slipknot and post-hardcore emo stuff. This album is acutally from 2017, I just came across this now because of a new single (Metacortex), which is way more all-out industrial infused metal, but both their earlier and new songs are fantastic. I wonder, which will be the future direction once a new record is out.

Dollkraut ‎- Holy Ghost People

Krautrock with the mood of the Only Lovers Left Alive soundtrack. I got back to this one a few times befor posting. (Usually this doesn’t happen because of hesitation but when I don’t want to remove something from my Play Later list because then I come across it a few more times.) Also, nice album cover.

Belief Defect – Decadent Yet Depraved

Wow, this is intense, surprising, deep, a journey. Apocalyptic bass heavy rhythmic noise with an industrial feel to it. Bites with sharp teeth and consumes with acid. And this is a debut album, taking off at Raster – not bad, not bad. Reminds me of when Diamond Version was new.

KOLARS – KOLARS

Alternative pops, garage sounds, dreamy moods, party out rocks. It’s like when the Asteroids Galaxy Tour was new, or the music to listen to at a festival bench while drinking up the more-than-tenth beer and shot.