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Artist: MARTIAL CANTEREL
Title: Navigations Vol. 1
Format: LP
Label: Electric Voice
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"MARTIAL CANTERELs SEAN MCBRIDE began producing minimal dance music on analog synthesizers in 2002. His unique sound would go on to shape the cold wave/minimal-electronic movement of the last decade, but despite his influence, Seans work stands apart from the genres he has created. Instead of looking to any scene aesthetic, McBride has always turned inward, focusing on craft, process, and composition. Navigations Vol. 1 returns to those early days to chronicle sketches, unfinished works, and forgotten tracks. In this material we hear a pioneering artist draft the blueprint for what would become 21st century synth music. Edition of 500 copies." - Electric Voice.

Artist: MARTIAL CANTEREL
Title: Austerton
Format: LP
Label: Onderstroom
Country: Belgium
Price: $24.00
"Much-needed re-issue of this privately released 2007 album. Martial Canterels Sean McBride is the progenitor of American cold synth sounds of the 21st century. He began under the moniker Moravagine before he started releasing limited edition cassettes and playing Brooklyn dives as Martial Canterel in 2002. Since then, McBrides bleak intellectual exercises in the dark and danceable have flooded North America and Europe through the frosty fairwaves paved by Pieter Schoolwerths Wierd Records. With an inimitable minimal style merging bright, urgent melodies ornamented and punctuated by the noises of industry and McBrides sonorous, stern vocals, Martial Canterels earlier releases (You Today, Refuge Underneath) have garnered both critical acclaim and a rapidly growing rabid fan base. Sean is also one-half of the duo Xeno & Oaklander together with Miss Liz Wendelbo. The album Austerton consists of some of his earliest work recorded in 2003. The ten minimal synth songs on the LP are reminiscent of music by bands like Dark Day, Snowy Red, A Blaze Colour, League Of Nations, etc. Through the collision of a uniquely humanistic means of production via live analog synthcraft expertly paired with vocals and lyrics that reflect the pitfalls and pleasures of our age, Martial Canterel provides a visceral kick best felt on the dancefloor, amidst a flurry of flesh in motion." - Austerton.

Artist: MARTIAL CANTEREL
Title: Drilling Backwards
Format: LP
Label: Onderstroom
Country: Belgium
Price: $33.00
"Onderstroom present a vinyl edition of Martial Canterels Drilling Backwards, originally released on cassette in 2006. Essential recordings by the minimal synth master of the present. With the staccato surge and somber vocalizing of Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft, the distorted synthetic soundscapes of Dirk Ivenss eeriest work, and the industrial strength of The Young Gods, Martial Canterels earliest outings are a bleak intellectual exercise in the dark and danceable. His music creates a cold atmosphere, and has an ominous melancholy feel to it. The emotional and sometimes dark feel of the album is everything electronic new wave music should be. Its futuristic, robotic, and at the same time, nostalgic. In 2002, Sean McBride began performing at bars, clubs and private parties in Brooklyn, New York, functioning singlehandedly as the pioneer and instigator of what would become a new movement of minimal electronic bands in the United States. Inspired both by the first wave of relatively unknown minimal electronic bands in Northern Europe (a musical genre also often referred to as "minimal synth") and the seminal industrial noise bands such as Throbbing Gristle, SPK, and Cabaret Voltaire. Since then, McBrides bleak intellectual exercises in the dark and danceable have flooded North America and Europe through the frosty airwaves paved by Pieter Schoolwerths Wierd Records. With an inimitable minimal style merging bright, urgent melodies ornamented and punctuated by the noises of industry and McBrides sonorous, stern vocals, Martial Canterels earlier releases -- 2011s You Today, 2007s Austerton (OS 022LP) -- have garnered both critical acclaim and a rapidly growing rabid fan base. Sean is also one half of the duo Xeno & Oaklander together with Miss Liz Wendelbo. Artwork by Ruttens-Wille; Deluxe letterpress sleeve; Insert with lyric sheet. Edition of 500." - Onderstroom.

Artist: MARTIAL CANTEREL
Title: Sister Age
Format: LP
Label: Onderstroom
Country: Belgium
Price: $33.00
"Onderstroom present a vinyl edition of Martial Canterels Sister Age, originally released on cassette in 2004. Essential recordings by the minimal synth master of the present. With the staccato surge and somber vocalizing of Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft, the distorted synthetic soundscapes of Dirk Ivenss eeriest work, and the industrial strength of The Young Gods, Martial Canterels earliest outings are a bleak intellectual exercise in the dark and danceable. His music creates a cold atmosphere, and has an ominous melancholy feel to it. The emotional and sometimes dark feel of the album is everything electronic new wave music should be. Its futuristic, robotic, and at the same time, nostalgic. In 2002, Sean McBride began performing at bars, clubs and private parties in Brooklyn, New York, functioning singlehandedly as the pioneer and instigator of what would become a new movement of minimal electronic bands in the United States. Inspired both by the first wave of relatively unknown minimal electronic bands in Northern Europe (a musical genre also often referred to as "minimal synth") and the seminal industrial noise bands such as Throbbing Gristle, SPK, and Cabaret Voltaire. Since then, McBrides bleak intellectual exercises in the dark and danceable have flooded North America and Europe through the frosty airwaves paved by Pieter Schoolwerths Wierd Records. With an inimitable minimal style merging bright, urgent melodies ornamented and punctuated by the noises of industry and McBrides sonorous, stern vocals, Martial Canterels earlier releases -- 2011s You Today, 2007s Austerton (OS 022LP) -- have garnered both critical acclaim and a rapidly growing rabid fan base. Sean is also one half of the duo Xeno & Oaklander together with Miss Liz Wendelbo. Artwork by Ruttens-Wille; Deluxe letterpress sleeve; Insert with lyric sheet. Edition of 500." - Onderstroom.

Artist: MARTIAL CANTEREL
Title: Occupy These Terms
Format: 7"
Label: Wierd
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Occupy These Terms is the second single from Martial Canterels new album You Today. The A side is an aggressively raw uptempo dancefloor track backed by a fiercely melodic hook in the vain of Windscreen and so many classic MC trax. The Case is a moody midtempo song available exclusively as a B-side on this release." - Wierd.
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Artist: MARTIAL CANTEREL
Title: Refuge Underneath
Format: CD
Label: Wierd
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Wierd Records is proud to present Martial Canterels first full-length CD release entitled Refuge Underneath, a compilation of the artists first two long-deleted self-released cassette tapes Drilling Backwards (2006) and Sister Age (2004) as well as 5 previously unreleased tracks, all digitally re-mastered. Over the past 5 years the state of electronic music has seen artists slowly remove themselves from their work and visceral musical expression in general. Traditional electronic machines have been replaced by the computer as the dominant generator of contemporary sounds. It is in this climate that Sean McBride, aka Martial Canterel, began performing at bars, clubs and private parties in Brooklyn, NY in 2002, functioning singlehandedly as the pioneer and instigator of what has now become a new movement of minimal electronic bands in the United States. Martial Canterel records and performs using only vintage analogue synthesizers and sequencers, producing a highly-crafted, complex, and idiosyncratic form of electronic music that is simultaneously romantically melancholic and affirmatively aggressive. Inspired both by the first wave of relatively unknown minimal electronic bands in Northern Europe(a musical genre also often referred to as minimal synth) and the seminal industrial noise bands such as Throbbing Gristle, SPK, and Cabaret Voltaire, Martial Canterel presents a new optimistic paradigm for electronic music in which the analogue synthesizer functions anew as a folk instrument of humanist resistance to a virtual soft synth, iPod, and iTunes saturated world of click and drag dematerialized abstraction." - Wierd.
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Artist: MARTIAL CANTEREL
Title: You Today
Format: 7"
Label: Wierd
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Wierd Records is proud to present the first 7" single for the title track off of the forthcoming new full-length album from Martial Canterel entitled You Today. Since his first live performances in 2002, Sean McBride, aka Martial Canterel (who also performs as half of the duo Xeno & Oaklander), has produced a rich catalog of self-released and limited edition LPs, cassettes, and compilation tracks. The carefully crafted, private, raw, and often feverishly aggressive minimal synth sound he has pioneered has been a pillar influence for the Brooklyn minimal electronics scene and and beyond. You Today incorporates bright, urgent melodies that snake and and swagger between major and minor keys, emanating a subtle melancholic darkness and a rhythmic, militant propulsion keeping things moving against all odds. Thoughtful yet distinctly danceable and infectious, the two songs on this gem of a disc are the apex of McBrides icily idiosyncratic oeuvre." - Wierd.
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Artist: MARTIAL CANTEREL
Title: You Today
Format: LP
Label: Wierd
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Wierd Records is proud to present the new album by Martial Canterel entitled You Today. Since his first live performances in 2002, Sean McBride, aka Martial Canterel (who also performs as half of the duo Xeno & Oaklander), has produced a rich catalog of self-released and limited edition LPs, cassettes, and compilation tracks. The carefully crafted, private, raw, and often feverishly aggressive minimal synth sound he has pioneered has been a pillar influence for the Brooklyn minimal electronics scene and and beyond. Merging the influences of the first wave of relatively unknown minimal electronic bands in northern Europe, and seminal industrial noise bands such as Throbbing Gristle and SPK, with the smoothly stylish songcraft of early British New Wave, Martial Canterel records and performs using analogue synthesizers, sequencers and drum machines exclusively. Thoughtful yet distinctly danceable and infectious, this record is the apex of McBrides icily idiosyncratic sound. You Today incorporates bright, urgent melodies that snake and and swagger between major and minor keys. The songs emanate a subtle melancholic darkness and a rhythmic, militant propulsion keeping things moving against all odds. Lyrically, the album continues McBrides exploration of the increasing difficulty in trying to connect with real people and real things as technology renders the material substance of bodies and objects ever more abstract and distant. This yearning for unmediated human contact with the world is appropriately echoed throughout the album by the hands-on, entirely live approach to recording and performance ("the molding of electricity" as he has referred to his compositional technique.) "Market" and "Sidestreets" each delve into the disconcerting atmospheres of crowds, buildings, objects and intimates; the city with its boulevards, by-ways, and dead ends complicating the meeting of two lost and wandering figures (perhaps lovers?) The restrained, sensual haze of "The Empty Sand" conjures oceanic imagery while the title track is a lament to love lost, ambiguously addressing the listener as a memory image of potential connection and attraction. The solitary listener can certainly enjoy the music of Martial Canterel, but its visceral intensity also translates directly to the dancefloor. Amidst a flurry of flesh in motion, in a blissful atmosphere of material connection with others, the concepts that permeate the music and its creation become a reality." - Wierd.
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Artist: MARTIAL CANTEREL
Title: Austerton
Format: LP
Label: Xanten
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Brooklyn based Martial Canterel (aka Moravagine) second LP release "Austerton", recorded in 2003, is a continuation of the spirit of "Confusing Outsides" however, he pairs down the processes even further. One of the foundational principles he abides by is for all of the music either live or in the home studio to be accomplished - performed - live in one push. The reconstructed ruins of Xanten inform the claustrophilic narratives of loss, indecipherability, and betrayal. The analog synthesizer is now truly a folk instrument...no longer necessarily an attempt at some conception of the future, but, rather, its impossibility, a lament for its ultimate undoing." - Xanten.
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