Rubber Tea “From A Fading World”

Artist: Rubber Tea
Title: From A Fading World

Format: LP, CD, Digital
Label: Tonzonen Records
Distribution: Soulfood Music/ Believe
Genre: Jazz Rock/ Prog Rock/ Art Rock
Release Date: 01/12/2023

Three years after their acclaimed debut album, Infusion, the German Art Rock band Rubber Tea is back with their eagerly awaited second studio album, From A Fading World. This album tells the captivating tale of Emily, the protagonist, who finds herself chased by a relentless sandstorm monster. In her small airplane, she embarks on a heroic mission to warn others of the impending danger.

From A Fading World features 11 diverse compositions that span a wide range of musical styles. Explosive jazz-rock rhythms, intricate psychedelic soundscapes, epic saxophone and guitar solos – Rubber Tea skillfully brings Emily’s journey to life with impressive musical variety. The expressive vocals further immerse the listener in a musical world from which there’s no turning back.

From A Fading World will be released on vinyl and CD in December 2023 by Tonzonen Records. The vinyl edition includes a signed 24-page booklet, illustrated to vividly convey the album’s narrative.

01. Ouranja Valley
02. Day of Wrath
03. Go
04. Desert Man
05. Fading Forest 
06. Chaturanga
07. The Gate
08. Welcome to Sunnville
09. Superhexacatalyst
10: Silence Answer Me
11. Ground Control


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Sounds Of New Soma “Fluxus 2071”

Artist: Sons Of New Soma
Title: Fluxus 2071

Format: LP, Digital
Label: Tonzonen Records
Distribution: Soulfood Music/ GoodToGo
Genre: Electronic, Neo-Krautrock, Berlin School
Release Date: 01/12/2023

Fluxus 2071, the twelfth album of sound tinkering duo Sons Of New Soma. 

The duo of Alex Djelassi and Dirk Raupach have created a special work. Thematically based on the art form Fluxus, ten different songs were produced: Rarely has a SONS album been so catchy and so full of and characterized by sound experiments as well as harmonies. Fluxus 2071 is a creative creative highlight in the band history of Sounds Of New Soma.

Welcome to our Fluxus-inspired happening “Space, Time and Climate Change: A Journey Through Dimensions.”

First of all we will deal with northern lights and moths, which will take us on a journey through space. Suspect – hear for yourself. We will be in an abstraction of the universe and observe the shimmer of the stars, as we fly through the Vuh. 

The cookie machine will take us through different eras, experiencing man-made man-made climate change can be experienced. We will see the double yolk of the past in the macula and classify the not as art. 

Finally, we will approach the Tannhäuser Tor in a state of keyif, while becoming become aware of how our actions affect the Fluxus. Will we pass through the Gate of Change to set ourselves on the path of a better future? In short, our happening will be an interactive and immersive experience. We will be influenced by the abstraction of the universe of being in order to experience the existence of the not in Fluxus.

1. Aurora Borealis
2. Bunte Motten
3. Schimmer
4. Lord Helmchens Keksmaschine
5. VuhVuh
6. Doppeldotter
7. Die Kunst Des Nicht
8. Abstraktion (dunkelblau)
9. Keyif
10. Tannhaeuser Tor


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Leda Atomica “s/t”

Artist: Leda Atomica
Title: s/t
Format: Digital 
Label: Atypeek Music
Genre: Synth Punk
Release Date: 17/11/2023

This album dates back to 1986 and was only released on cassette. Leda Atomica is a cult French band, and it was based in Marseille, a sort of country within a country with its own codes and rules. Yaref Ben Hazim, who has worked on mastering or videos for Moodie Black, Barbara Panther, E.D.O., Oto, Chris Conde, Miles Bevier, Geins’t Naït, and more, was tasked with remastering this forgotten cult album. Leda Atomica was contemporaneous (in the 1980s) with other unique French groups such as Kas Product, Oto, Geins’t Naït, Trisomie 21, Lizzy Mercier Descloux, Taxi Girl. A particularly bold, dark, and intense scene.

Leda Atomica, the legendary punk rock band hailing from Marseille, was launched in the 90s by the creative minds of Phil Spectrum and Nick Zaroff. Their unrestrained energy and deadpan humor quickly propelled them onto French stages, securing opening slots for legends such as The Cramps, Iggy Pop, and Bashung, while leaving their mark at prestigious events like the Printemps de Bourges and Francofolies. Over the years, Leda Atomica evolved to become much more than just a music band. Transformed into a collective of musician-actors (LAM), Leda Atomica Musique embraced a multitude of arts and stage disciplines to offer shows of unparalleled diversity.

In addition to being an accomplished rock band, LAM also invested in a record label, a recording studio, and a series of innovative artistic creations. Their continuous collaboration with theater, street art, dance, pyrotechnics, cabaret, and visual arts makes them a major player in the contemporary artistic scene. Founded by the talented Phil Spectrum, Leda Atomica Musique is, in fact, the continuation of the famous Leda Atomica group, of which he was one of the co-founders. After touring concert venues throughout France and beyond, Leda Atomicamade the bold decision to transform into an artistic collective, giving birth to the LAM label in 1990.

To this day, Leda Atomica has become much more than just a punk rock band. It is a true artistic phenomenon, a kaleidoscope of talents and creative expressions that constantly pushes the boundaries of live performance. The French artistic scene, especially the Marseille scene, would definitely not be the same without the audacity and originality of Leda Atomica Musique.

1. Ouverture   
2. La Marche Infernale   
3. Couleurs Sur Souris   
4. Rocky XVI   
5. La Marche De Caligula   
6. Géronimo   
7. Le Bal Des Décors-Tickets   
8. Magie Noire   
9. Le Rap Des Carpathes   
10. Get You A Gun   
11. Charles Dexter Word   
12. Transylvannian’s Aftershave   
13. Le Bal Des Vampires   
14. Cybernetik Sex   
15. Caravane   
16. Hardaströ   
17. Aube / Final


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Les Shtauss “No Feeling”

Artist: Les Shtauss
Title: No Feeling

Format: Digital 
Labels: Atypeek Music

Genre: Garage Rock, Punk
Release Date: 17/11/2023

In the 1980s, an iconic group emerged at the heart of Nantes, in the Pays de la Loire region of France. Les Shtauss, a musical ensemble consisting of four to five members, rose to prominence and left an indelible mark on the music scene during a memorable span of seven years.

Originally known as Doktor Shtauss, the group later opted for the striking name Les Shtauss. Their musical style evolved into a captivating fusion, reminiscent of the mesmerizing tones of Lords of the New Church and The Stooges.

The stage was not merely a playground but a battleground for this band, where they delivered a fiercely energetic rock’n’roll spirit, just as potent on record as in their live performances. Their charismatic and electric presence resonated deeply with every spectator in the audience.

The pillars of the group, marked by Goret on vocals, Ludo and Fafa on guitars, Manu on bass, and the extraordinary drummer Jimmy B., made their mark with the release of the single No Feeling, leaving an indelible stamp on the French rock scene. Despite the limited information available today, their music and presence undeniably shaped the cultural landscape of the era.

The year 1987 proved pivotal for Les Shtauss, as their track “Bang Bang Boom” featured on the “Eyes On You” compilation by Closer/Teenage Records, earning them well-deserved international recognition. The group continued their stride by releasing an impressive 45 RPM record, “Everybody Rockin'” / “Black In Town,” bursting with raging decibels, reminiscent of the pure punk style pioneered by Ramones and The Stooges.

Their incredible energy found a fresh expression with the six-track album No Feeling (1989 – Closer Records), a cohesive work in line with their distinctive style. It’s worth noting that the group was guided by Stéphane Saunier (in production), a pivotal figure at Closer Records during the late 80s and a staunch advocate for rock on the airwaves of Canal+.

In 2023, the legacy of Shtauss gains a fresh breath with the comprehensive reissue of their discography under Atypeek Music, benefiting from a remastering by Yaref Ben Hazim (Moodie Black, Barbara Panther…). This reissue rekindles the flame of rock’n’roll, providing an unprecedented opportunity to dive into the raw and timeless energy of this group that managed to leave a mark on history.

1. Bigger Man   
2. Sweet Sixteen   
3. My Bottle Of Wine   
4. Unchain That Girl    
5. Martian   
6. Bagaboo   
7. Everybody’s Rockin   
8. Black In Town   
9. Bang Bang Boum


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Hence Confetti “s/t”

Artist: Hence Confetti
Title: s/t
Format: CD, Digital
Label: Bird’s Robe Records
Distribution: MGM
Genre: Alternative Metal
Release Date: 10/11/2023

Australian alternative metal project Hence Confetti have announced they will be joining the Bird’s Robe Records label roster for the release of their debut self-titled record in 2023.

Formed by former Mish frontman Rowland Hines, the project began as an outlet for Hines to express his post-Mish and post-fatherhood emotions, as he relocated from Sydney to his hometown of Bathurst, before settling in Warnervale, NSW.

Fans of the legendary underground metal records produced by Mish will recognise Hines’ impassioned vocal delivery, as well as the brooding undertones that often accompanied their music. But Hence Confetti paints a broader palette and uses different colours to communicate.

Singles Buttons and New Homes might be as heavy as it gets, but there’s a lot to explore in the dynamic sound of this new project.

Citing influences from classic bands like BotchThe Devin Townsend ProjectToday Is The DayPusciferLo!,MastodonCOG and Conjurer, the band wear their love for emotional heavy music proudly on their sleeve.

In this rare example of an isolation that spawned connection, experimental tentacles sent out by lead writer Hines allowed his farm rooted drummer and uprooted guitarist to pulse back their own tidal waves of loss and creation in parallel to his. From apogee to apex, burnt homes to new daughters, Hence Confetti’s brand of amity as therapy has produced a haunting and evocative sound.

1. New Homes 
2. Buttons
3. Rorschach
4. Ovation 
5. Bandages


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Treebeard “Nostalgia”

Artist: Treebeard
Title: Nostalgia
Format: CD, Digital
Label: Bird’s Robe Records
Distribution: MGM
Genre: Post-Rock/ Post-Metal
Release Date: 27/10/2023

Australian post-rock group Treebeard  have announced their signing to Bird’s Robe Records and will re-release their debut album Nostalgia on Friday 27 October internationally for the first time, in celebration of the record’s 2 year anniversary this year.

The band joins the impressive Bird’s Robe roster, featuring a huge array of Australia’s legendary progressive, alternative, post-rock, post-metal and experimental pop artists, including We Lost The Seasleepmakeswaves, MeniscusClosure In MoscowToehiderSolkyri & more.

Drawing influences from MogwaiNick Cave and more, the Melbourne band have earned the respect of their peers and plaudits from media. The Nostalgia album was described by WherePostRockDwells as “an absolute treasure trove of crunchy guitars, emotive soundscapes and a perfect balance between light, dark, heavy, light elements and everything that comes between”

The band are currently in production for a forthcoming new album, due out in early 2024.

The band posted this message to social media about the partnership: “We are thrilled to announce that Treebeard is now joining Sydney-based record label and promoter Bird’s Robe! We are so excited and humbled to be on a roster featuring many of Australia’s finest post / prog artists, including many of our peers as well as some of our biggest influences such as We Lost The SeasleepmakeswavesSolkyriMushroom Giant and many more!

With our debut album Nostalgia having come out during lockdown, it was always felt that its potential was never fully realised post release. Mike after hearing the album agreed, and therefore we are also happy to announce we are rereleasing Nostalgia, with more details to come soon.” 

1. Flatgates    
2. The Ratcatcher   
3. Pollen    
4. Nostalgia   
5. 8×0   
6. Terra   
7. Dear Magdalena   
8. Nostalgia II 


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