With Winter's frigid temperatures settled in, there is no better time for new music from one of Berlin's most exciting labels, Instruments of Discipline. Over the past couple of years, the imprint has proven to be one of the most diverse operating in the underground today. From techno to neo-folk, noise to industrial, you never quite know what's next. Come now, three new releases from two artists we already love and one emerging project that will surely see a lot of speaker time.
Orphan Swords - How Good It Is To Know You're Like Me (Live at Botanique)
Since 2013, Brussels-based duo Orphan Swords have shattered musical constraints with throbbing industrial, experimental soundscapes and wild performances that fall somewhere between darkwave - ebm - ambient and more.
Orphan Swords have no stylistic boundaries and explore different musical territories on each release in order to serve central thematics such as demonology and the world of finance or the creation of modern day rituals. Frequently described as brutally hypnotic, their music has been released on Desire Records, Clan Destine Records, Idiosyncratics Label and Nurse. Their new collaborative project Black Swords with Stuart Argabright (Black Rain / Ike Yard) is set to be released in march 2017 on Noiztank and on February 28th, Instruments of Discipline presents an amazing live recording from Botanique. Preview and pre-order available now.
Alchemic Harm - S/T
Alchemic Harm is a raw, ritualistic ambient project new to Instruments of Discipline. After a self-titled EP featuring a collaboration with Lower Order Ethics and past live appearances with her at Contort and Collegium Hungaricum, 2017 sees that EP expanded to full-length album, as a new chapter begins for the venture. Behind the shadowy sounds is Peter Kirn, best known for leading platforms for technological expression (the daily CDM at cdm.link, MusicMakers Hacklab) and a diverse range of musical projects (Establishment Records, his Imaski side project, and serving as half of techno duo NERKKIRN). Out on March 3rd, Alchemic Harm is available for pre-order and we are pleased to present the first single, Hireath.
Manunkind - Russian Paradox
Finally, we are thrilled to see Russian duo Manunkind appear on IOD. We featured their self-titled release last year and have been patiently waiting for more. Russian Paradox sees the duo at their best, utilizing industrial mayhem and punishing power electronics.. We now present the video teaser to get a taste of things to come.