PHASE FATALE 12" & HAND OF DUST 7" out now!

After a little delay, Avant! is pleased to open orders on two new releases of ours.


PHASE FATALE Skyscraper 12" EP
Phase Fatale is the new techno project of Hayden Payne (also behind the cold wave band Dream Affair) based in Berlin via New York. With only two appearances on compilations from Nostilevo and Electric Voice Records last year, Payne debuts his first 12” EP, Skyscraper, through Avant! Records. The EP moves between noise-ridden soundscapes and minimal industrial techno rhythms influenced by EBM classics, such as Front 242 and Klinik, to modern contemporaries like Silent Servant and Ancient Methods. Only 23, Hayden Payne approaches his music with a youthful and unique touch turning disparate sounds into driving and danceable noise. All tracks were recorded live using only hardware synthesizers, drum machines and effects.
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HAND OF DUST Walk in White 7"
Hand Of Dust is a trio from Copenhagen. They somehow belong the Posh Isolation brood but they play a personal variation of dark rock music with roots in folk and with a lot of focus on songwriting and lyrics. Originally formed in order to play the acoustic songs of singer Bo Høyer Hansen as an electric setting, it quickly grew into a band. In September 2012 the band released a demo tape and in January 2014 they put out a 7" EP on NY label Blind Prophet called Without Grace Or Glory. Recently Hand Of Dust reentered the studio and recorded two songs out now on Avant!: Walk In White b/w A Sight For The Living.
Speaking of this new 7-inch single, Danish webzine Votexas says "I remember seeing them playing one of their first concerts: I nudged the guy next to me and exlaimed “They got like a neo-folk thing going, but electric, don’t they?” to which he answered: “Nah, they’re more like Dead Moon.” In a way I hear both". With some good ol' Gun Club vibe, we might add. This summer the band will arrange a small European tour and once again take to the studio, this time to record a full length LP which will be out on Avant! again after summer. Fow now you may enjoy these two new tunes: not many bands these days can create such a personal sound when it comes to dark folk/rock music.
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