Awesome autumn!

We have some very good news!
Seksound will release two new LP-s in autumn. We are happy to announce Galaktlan’s new album “En Garde”, which is now available for preorder in our bandcamp here!

Another piece of jewelery is a collection of Bill Wells remixes for our own label artists! You can preorder “Remixes for Seksound” both digital album and LP from here!

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Necro is coming!

Seksound is releasing a set of recordings not yet heard in the form of an album. Recorded and mixed between 1997 and 1998, Bizarre Necro is the third full-length album under the Seksound label. Ten tracks in total, a few of the songs from the release appeared on compilations throughout the years while others have yet to be heard by fans. Bizarre Necro will be released on June 4th in both digital and limited-edition vinyl formats. You can pre-order it here!

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Never wanting to be pegged as a shoegaze or dreampop band, Bizarre always experimented with electronics and various writing structures during the life of the band. Necro demonstrates Bizarre’s elasticity as the tracks move from shoegaze and dreampop infused moments to dance permeated beats and ambient textures. Eclectic yet still sounding like the same band, from the wistful vocals of “Never Ever” to the funk infused  “International Love Affair”, Necro demonstrates the versatility of this foundational group.

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Bizarre’s catalog has become historically important for the genres and now Seksound is unearthing these tracks and filling new gaps in the Estonian scene’s musical record.

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Eoins debut is out!

Seksound proudly presents Eoins´debut album “Rites” by the frontman of the now gone Estonian post-punk band lack of Eoins.

The new eclectic album features songs in various genres characterized by restless rhythmic and harmonic convolution.  Deriving influences from post-punk and folk to bedroom electronica, Eoins makes use of a broad range of musical characters and professional capabilities while remaining true to the lo-fi/ everyday aesthetics of its earlier days as lack of Eoins.

Seksound has already released three digital singles from the album: “Sudden Death Mode” (buy here), “What the Future Holds” (buy here) and “Shiver & Shrug” (buy here). These tracks will be accompanied by seven brand new tracks on “Rites”.

The new album is available in CD and digital formats. Order your copy here!!

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Pia Fraus – Mountain Trip EP

Pia Fraus released their long await comeback album Field Ceremony on Seksound Records. Well received and critically acclaimed, two singles were released prior to the full-album release. Now, the next single from Pia Fraus’ Field Ceremony is seeing the light of day in the form of a tour EP. The Mountain Trip EP sees the band highlighting the fourth track on Field Ceremony along with a number of remixes.

The Mountain Trip EP will be an exclusive release for Pia Fraus’ upcoming Field Ceremony Tour – a dreamy track with bright tones and winding, poppy melodies. Along with the single version of “Mountain Trip Guide”, the EP includes remixes from some incredible artists and long-time friends of the band. Included in the list of remixers is Lightships (Gerard Love of the Scottish band Teenage Fanclub); two from Bill Wells who is a mainstay of the Scottish indie scene, Future Pilot A.K.A. Also Seksound labelmates Wolfredt and Picnic provided remixes; and Jatun who has been a long-time friend of the band since the time of In Solarium’s release. Each artist brings their own unique interpretation to the single, evoking genres such as disco, trance, and slowcore with incredible results.

You can catch the band on tour on the following dates:

09.02.2018 Pärnu, Estonia / Kultuuriklubi Tempel
10.02.2018 Tartu, Estonia / Uus Teater
11.02.2018 Tallinn, Estonia / Von Krahl
23.02.2018 Tokyo, Japan / Koenji High
25.02.2018 Tokyo, Japan / Koenji High
28.02.2018 Taipei, Taiwan / APA Mini
23.05.2018 Montreal, Canada / l’Escogriffe Bar Spectacle
24.05.2018 Ottowa, Canada / House of TARG

The Mountain Trip EP will be released on February 4, 2018 and available from the band both online (buy here) and on tour in limited hand numbered and signed CD and digital formats.

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December shivers!

Seksound releases Eoins’ new single “Shiver & Shrug”, Eoins full length album “Rites” is due in early 2018.
The forthcoming album features earlier releases with Seksound – “What the Future Holds” and “Sudden Death Mode” – and seven brand new tracks. While the earlier singles were flirting electronica and sampling, “Shiver & Shrug” loves guitars, folk and prog rock. The new album will broaden the genre spectrum even further.
Eoins was formed by Madis Järvekülg, the leader of the now gone post-punk band lack of Eoins, whose debut album was released nine years ago.
Buy it here!

 

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Mountain trip lets go!

Seksound invites you to trip to the mountains of Pia Fraus!  Brand new video for the wondrous and ambient track “Mountain Trip Guide” by Pia Fraus is out now. It is directed and edited by the former Pia Fraus drummer Joosep Volk.

“The song’s atmosphere is interpersonal, resonating a familiarity and tranquil mood. The song is full of luscious sounds, painting imagery that feels remote, almost isolating. Pia Fraus entertain the idea of feeling abandoned by yourself in such stunning areas, even if that area is within the depths of yourself. “Mountain Trip Guide” is sure to bring a formidable emotion to the forefront of one’s life. The song now has an accompanying music video, which can be seen below. “Mountain Trip Guide” is off of Pia Fraus’ recent record Field Ceremony” New Noise Magazine

“This one has got much of its inspiration from Scottish mountains and trips to Scotland we’ve made with our friends and bandmates. I like that, in the end, this song that had started off from almighty nature, gained an even erotic undertone. It has some hazyness, overwhelmingness, a feeling that you’ve got lost in the mountains or simply in your own feelings.” – Pia Fraus

Director and Editor: Joosep Volk
Set assistant: Reijo Tagapere
Color Grade: Tauno Sirel

Mountain Trip Guide From the album “Field Ceremony” (2017 Seksound/Shelflife), you can order it here!

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Good news from the fields!

After releasing a string of singles starting in 2016, Pia Fraus are now releasing their first full-length album entitled Field Ceremony in almost a decade. Both the “Autumn Winds” and “That’s Not All” singles have been met with critical acclaim, creating anticipation for the forthcoming new album.

On October 12th in the U.S. and Oct 16th in Europe and Japan, the decade long wait for a new Pia Fraus album will be over. Released on Seksound (Europe), Shelflife (U.S.), and Vinyl-Junkie Records (Japan), Field Ceremony is a triumphant return for the band, bringing back their signature dreampop sounds alongside fresh takes on pop structures!

Field Ceremony can be preordered via Seksound Bandcamp page here (Worldwide), ,  Shelflife Records here (North America) and Darla Records here (Worldwide). There are 250 copies available for North America and 222 hand numbered copies if ordered from Seksound!

 

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What the Future Holds?

Dear all!

The former lack of Eoins, a post-punk band from Viljandi, who released their debut album “Echo Group” nine years ago, has now become Eoins to surprise us with their new single “What The Future Holds” released today under our own Seksound label.

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In 2008, Siim Nestor wrote about lack of Eoins debut album: “[—] lack of Eoins defies the logical way of listening, their tracks are not static but keep transforming, stretching in all directions, doing all that without deceptive ambition,” and defined their genre as art-rock and art-indie.

The new track under the new name might be seen as marking a move towards a more electronic style but the band’s leader Madis Järvekülg says there are more guitar-centered tunes, but still as restless and eccentric, to be expected in near future. Eoins will release their rather eclectic full-length album in autumn.

In addition to Eoins own track, the single features a remix by an Estonian electronic musician Build Gates.

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The last lack of Eoins official release so far was in 2012, when Seksound released their digital single featuring three remixes of “Sudden Death Mode”. The single was accompanied by a video:

That’s Not All!

We have excellent news!
In anticipation of the fall 2017 release of their first full-length album in almost a decade, Pia Fraus are releasing an EP entitled That’s Not All on our own little Seksound Record Label.

In 2016, Pia Fraus broke their long silence by releasing their first single in eight years entitled “Autumn Winds”. That was followed up by the split single “Cloudy Eyes” in 2017. “That’s Not All” will be the final track on their forth coming album, and marks a return for these dreampop veterans. The main track on the EP is full of meandering guitars, floating harmonized vocals, and perfectly timed pop sensibilities.

Included on the EP are a number of remixes of “That’s Not All” including from Chicago’s shoegaze wonders Airiel, Estonia’s experimental electronic artist Galaktlan, German electronic maestro Ulrich Schnauss, Estonia’s very own dreampop band Picnic, and thenorth eastern United States electronic conglomerate of Mahogany.

The That’s Not All EP will be released on May 29, 2017 in both digital and limited CD formats.

You can order copy from:
Darla Records (USA) –  here
Seksound (EU) – here

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Lets go to Galaktlan!

We are very happy to share good news!

First released in 2005 by Kohvirecords, Galaktlan´s second album Constance will now reissued on vinyl!

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Galaktlan aka Taavi Laatsit has gathered here verbal and musical samples, synthesizer shimmerings, the precise beats and sounds of synthetic electronics but also more natural rhythm patterns and even string instruments. At times, the music blends into a haze of sound, at times forms detailed compositions with clear instrumental lines, eventually drawing a picture of a melancholic romantic magical world. Hendrik Luuk gives Galaktlan a hand in a track „Kindralmidi“ on guitar and Ramo Teder, aka Pastacas, enriches „Laanetaguse“ with his unmistakably recognizable voice. Tristan Priimägi said in his review that if electronic music is usually inspired by realism, then Galaktlan is inspired by magic. It´s baroque electronica. „Constance is an ode to the times when people could be bothered to read poems and express their love for someone“, he wrote. Galaktlan has himself said that the title of the album is inspired by the world and thinking of Alexandre Dumas, by the beautiful Constance Bonacieux from „The three musketeers“, who was loved and adored by D’Artagnan. The last track of the album „Zolushka“, on the other hand, features as the main theme the Cinderella song from the Soviet animated film version of the fairytale. Such lyrical-nostalgic atmosphere is there through all 10 tracks.

The remastered „Constance“ will be out on vinyl and digitally on March 27th but it may be preordered already from Darla Records (here) or Seksound´s bandcamp page (here)!

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Spring is coming soon with good news!

Seksound will release Pia Fraus and our long time favourite Rocketship from Portland, US split 7″ single!!!   The collaborative single of the musical soulmates includes a new track from both bands, recorded specially for this release.

It’s limited to 500 and You can already pre-order it from darla.com (USA) and seksound.bandcamp.com (EU). Released in March 2017.

 

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Wow, how Bizarre!

Seksound keeps up the brilliant work of rereleasing indie pearls from the past – this time it’s the cult band Bizarre and their debut album from 1994.

Dream-pop band Bizarre released altogether two albums during their existence – Beautica (1994) and Café De Flor (1996). The latter was re-released by Seksound early in 2015.

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Beautica’s reverb-drowned guitars and barely audible vocals once set the stage for Estonian indie scene, also paving way for Pia Fraus’ entrance a few years later. Back in the day, Bizarre used to offer poetic-astral alternative to the more punkish Röövel Ööbik but there is definitely more to Beautica than just dream painting. The noisy side of shoegazing may also be spotted.

These 7 tracks on the original cassette 22 years ago mark an important point in the Estonian alternative pop music tradition. It’s a historical document representing a brave contact with worldwide atmospheric music trends.

The vinyl has been mastered by Bizarre’s base player and now a valued producer and sound wizard Lauri Liivak. It can be preordered via Seksound Bandcamp page here and Darla Records home page here.

The official release of the LP is February 15th!

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Autumn Winds are here!

Pia Fraus ends their 8-years halt with an autumn single

After eight years of silence, the Tallinn shoegazers Pia Fraus return with a brand new single giving a taster of the album to be out next year. The band’s new single “Autumn Winds” is released by their home label Seksound. The track is a a concentrate of yearning for autumn, rains ja wind, so everything is still great. The noisy startoff drifts into dreamy verse and then to higher reaching glittering chorus – that’s Pia Fraus as they are loved.

“Autumn winds” is written by Rein Fuks, mixed and mastered by a renowned pilot in the analogue-skies – Lauri Liivak. The single’s sleeve features a photo by indie scene’s grand old man and camera talent Tauno Pääslane, and its all brought brilliantly together by Seksound’s favourite designer and artist Kaarel Vahtramäe.

In addition to the original track, the single presents two remixes: from Pia Fraus’ drummer’s soloproject Wolfredt and an old friend of dreampop fans – Picnic. “Autumn Winds” will be digitally available through all the channels we’re used to – Spotify, Youtube, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, etc. In Scandinavia and the Baltics, the single is brought to you by Playground Music, in the US and the rest of the world by Darla Records. Autumn Winds CD is hand numbered and limited to 250 copies!

You can order copy from:
Darla Records (USA) –  here
Seksound (EU) – here

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Wolfredt “Neverno”

Dear friends!

The former drummer of Dreamphish and Pia Fraus, current member in Jan Helsing, Margus Voolpriit has released his second solo album “Neverno”.
Neverno lays on the table nine outstanding instrumentals. The carefully measured tracks roll out step by step, further and higher. The “higher” dimension holds true also for track titles, half of them reaching towards the sky. This aim becomes complete with the album’s sleeve design.
In comparison with Wolfredt’s debut LP “Lullabies to Vilhelmine” from three years ago, this album is more organic, there are more live drums, indie-electronic wandering is kept on course with straight post-rock riffs. It might remind you of the overseas post-rock scene – Explosions in the Sky, for example, also heading for higher spheres.
Wolfredt’s storytelling composition leads the listener through dreamy ballades to repetitive patterns of guitar chaos and all the way back and forth again. Safe and easy listening alternates with rather coarse dynamic expressions.
Even though the texture of the tracks lets you think of the album as a collaboration of band members, Wolfredt has remained a solo producer and song writer. Only his own voice remains unheard. Or, almost so.

Released On: 20.01.2016

Tracklisting:
01. Levitation
02. November
03. Night Has Eyes
04. All Is The Same
05. Aluminium Sky
06. Heaven Is Always Apen
07. After Forever
08. Startripping
09. T Minus 90 seconds

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– SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/seksound/sets/releases-2016
– BandCamp: http://seksound.bandcamp.com

Web links:
– https://www.facebook.com/Wolfredt