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FRIDAY 02.06.2017 :: 
National Crime History Release Party ::
 Electro / Industrial / Noise
Orphan Swords + Icon Template + Ripit (BE/FR) + Onrust
From the North to the South of Belgium, a new generation of artists are connecting the dots between classic Belgian Industrial/EBM and the contemporary electronic scenes that have emerged worldwide these last years. A ‘New Belgian Industrialist Movement’ that freely combines elements such as distorted atmospheres, analogue pulsations or mantric rhythms, lingering in the grey area between experimental techno and post-industrial music.
National Crime History is a compilation curated by Belgian labels Silken Tofu and Idiosyncratics, both known for crossing borders and disregarding genre limitations, firmly gazing ever forward. This compilation features Icon Template, Ripit, Onrust and Orphan Swords. The fact that these entities are now joining forces should come as no surprise. They have a long history together on many levels and now emerge as a collective that has been taking shape over the years.
National Crime History is released as a digital album and a double cassette. The use of cassette tapes, that has become common for independent labels nowadays, is an obvious symbolic tie to the musical scenes from the 80’s and is a prime example of the protagonists’ loyalty to the DIY spirit of underground scenes.
“Belgium is a swamp, a boggy yet fertile ground in which new emergences are never clearly shaped but subtle, drifting just below the land’s muddy surface. They often remain hidden in the midst of a complex ensemble that is often made of chaos and opposition rather than order and harmony.”
Yannick Franck
ONRUST Hesse (ST Edit) / Saramago
ICON TEMPLATE Larme Acérée / Republic Of Terror
RIPIT Live At MS Stubnitz, 8th April 2016
Mastering by Nicolas Esterle at Ångström Mastering, Brussels
Photography by Yannick Franck
Design by Silken Tofu
 » Orphan Swords   (Industrial Noise)
ORPHAN SWORDS focus on massive beatmaking, throbbing industrial soundscapes
and wild performances with something of a darkwave/EBM/experimental blend.
Nevertheless, 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,
Idiosyncratics and Nurse.
 » Icon Template   (Dark Electro Indus)
ICON TEMPLATE falls in raw industrialized hypnotism, and rise into endless techno
rhythms. It expresses a rebellion against order by instilling chaos and feed the
conscious perceptions of its dark sides. After its first release on An der grenze in 2015,
Icon template had the opportunity to play in renowned venues such as Bozar Electronic
Art Festival (BEAF) or FUSE.
 » Ripit (BE/FR)  (Harsh / Ambient / No Input)
RIPIT started his musical activities as a black metal guitar player but converted to
radical electronics, developing a noisy, rhythmical and psychedelic sound based on
primitive synthesizer use, and evolving to a more complex form of sound tending to beat
micro-surgery and orchestral bombast. He extensively uses modular synths, ol’time
drum machines and no-input mixers to create a dancy acid music, plunging the crowd
in a magma of electrical textures mixing dance-floor references and magnetic fog.
 » Onrust   (Electronic / Industrial)
ONRUST is an electronic mindfuck influenced by 80s rhythmic industrial, 90s
underground techno and 00s psyched drones & mantras. Nicknamed queen of the killer
beats, she has become one of the most remarkable rising stars of the new Belgian
industrial techno scene. After several releases on some notable Belgian labels, her first
12” vinyl ‘Luthuli/Tagore‘ was released in 2015 on Silken Tofu.
 + ENTRANCE : 8€
 + OPENING HOUR : 20:00
    » 23:15  Orphan Swords
    » 22:20  Icon Template
    » 21:25  Ripit
    » 20:30  Onrust
 + Orphan Swords
    » Mp3
    » Website
 + Icon Template
    » Website
 + Ripit
    » Mp3
    » Website
    » Labels
Radon Uropa
 + Onrust
    » Website