Bit of Smile – Martin Dupont

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On this deluxe compilation, Electric Voice Records offers yet another exploration of historical and contemporary underground music. Whereas last year’s Electric Voice V/A release focused on alternative approaches to electronic pop music, this new album mines a darker spectrum of genres, one that spans more than three decades of minimalist synth and industrial work. Here, new generation artists like Tropic of Cancer and Martial Canterel (Xeno & Oaklander) are seen to extend rather than revive the music of their influences. Electric Voice II marries these young artists with pioneers from the beginning days of this music, truly groundbreaking acts like Ike Yard, the first America band to sign with Factory Records, and Throbbing Gristle/Psychic TV’s enigmatic Genesis P-Orridge, now performing some of her most poignant material to date as Thee Majesty. Other featured artists include Das Ding and French group Martin Dupont, who both offer cuts from their respective early 80’s archives. There are also exclusive tracks by ADN’ Ckrystall, Frank (Just Frank), Vita Noctis, and Nine Circle. Taken together, the seamless flow of these tracks, despite the span of generations, makes clear the continued relevance of these practices and pure electronic sounds. Juan Mendez (Silent Servant) provides cover artwork, with additional design by Dmytrij Wulffius. Brandon Hocura at Polyphasic Studios offers the meticulous final master.

Electric Voice II is scheduled for release in both a digital format and as an edition of 500 LPs on March 1/2013.

A1 Real Eyes – Thee Majesty
A2 Who Will Remain – Martial Canterel
A3 Der Stasi Palace – ADN’ Ckrystall
A4 Bit of Smile – Martin Dupont
A5 Fall Apart – Tropic Of Cancer

B1 Traversez le Pont – Frank (Just Frank)
B2 Elysians – Ike Yard
B3 Serial Killer – Vita Noctis
B4 Mercy – Nine Circles
B5 End Credits Roll – Das Ding