We are currently in the midst of a renaissance of independent labels that are committed to releasing dark, obscure and experimental electronic music. Berlin's Blacksilk Records is a prime example. An imprint started by Marc Ash, the young label is interested in a multi-disciplinary approach and aims to bring hidden and obscure electronic gems out of the shadows. PLOVDIV's Golden is the first release by Blacksilk and an excellent way to kick things off. We are proud to premiere, "Beauty Lies In The Corner, one of our favorite tracks off the record.
Golden is a five track vinyl release that is currently limited to 300 copies. PLOVDIV is perhaps the darkest and most introspective moniker of label-head Marc Ash and that is evident throughout the material on the record. A nice narrative moves through raw, moody electronic rhythms that blend brvtal post-industrial, experimental techno and encapsulating ambient. While maintaining a primitive, deconstructed sound, Golden also excels at conveying a polished sophistication that alludes to shallow decay, materialism and adornment, just some of the themes that run throughout the release. "Beauty Lies In The Corner" is a great track that oozes haunting atmospheres and glamorous excess.
The incredible cover art comes from Baroque master Peter Paul Rubens and the shimmering gold attire is the perfect compliment to the menacing sound that lies within. Golden is out June 27 via Ready Made Distribution and we are very much looking forward to forthcoming releases from this great, new label. For more visit Facebook and Soundcloud.