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Standhouden

Standhouden

This is the vinyl release from De Ambassade – Standhouden 7″ EP. Listen to the tracks at the following link: bit.do/Standhouden-DeAmbassade

On this third, consecutive 7″ for Knekelhuis they showcase a slightly darker side, undoubtedly influenced by these current viral times. Still, shadows are always in need of light. These two anxious tunes are full of metal clanking, eerie synths and rolling basslines taking you straight into industrial territory, albeit with avant-pop leanings. De Ambassade will firmly hold their ground in the dead of night until the smoke clears and the agony of daylight returns.

Produced by Pascal Pinkert
Artwork by Pascal Pinkert
Mastered by Brandenburg Mastering
Distributed by Rush Hour

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Review

This is a third hot 7″ release in a row for the Knekelhuis label. De Ambassade aka Pascal Pinkert is the man behind the intern, intoxicating music, which pairs a middle eastern sounding lead synth with urgent, hurried cold wave drums and stark synth work that brings more than a hint of industrialism. The sense of uncertainty and paranoia that blights all our daily lives right now certain colours these tracks, too, with anxiousness never far away from the avant-pop sounds. Add in the rolling basslines on the a-side and more mysterious vibe of the flip and you have two vital tunes.

Juno