MONOPOLY CHILD STAR SEARCHERS (US) The creative audio project of Spencer Clark (a.k.a. Charles Berlitz, Black Joker, and Vodka soap, as well as 1/2 of the Skaters), whose Romance Audio trilogy under the moniker has sought to explore a metaphysical relationship with an aviary sherpa. His sounds as Monopoly Child examine esoteric and spiritual concepts through hypnotic layers of rhythm and melody.
DOLPHINS INTO THE FUTURE (BE) One of the many aliases of Antwerp artist Lieven Martens, who also runs his own imprint Cetacean Nation Cassettes. Lieven combines new-age aesthetics with hazy lo-fi synth rituals. Recent releases see him incorporating influences of musique concrete and classical music.
HUMUS (BE) A multi-layered substratum, an organic sound matter shining under a full moon sky. Here music, like some appetizing ground digested by enthusiastic worms, reveals the very nature of compost: a gift from the earth. Featuring members of Buffle, Pacific Games, DJ Cool Brocoli, Dj Bongo Man...
CITY HANDS (NL) Born a punk and raised a rainbow watcher, Manuel Padding aka City Hands has been active as a music citizen and a renownd butterfly observer for a few decades now. As a free-minded follower of Gustav Metzger and a reader of early science-fiction free press, M.P. believes in the creative powers of destruction and in the secret forces lying in forgotten languages. His fluid compositions aim to create rich underground communities that would stand against corruption worldwide.