Junto Club kicked off Snap Crackle & Pop late last year, and now the label returns with the debut solo release from London-based outfit DEEDS. While Rollo and Kiri Inglis may have previously popped up on an obscure compilation on Anti-Ghost Moon Ray, this record should see their coldwave sound shoring up with many more adventurous listeners. "Video Dreams" is a beautifully melancholic slice of electronica while "Unknown" reaches for euphoric heights. Remixes from Bezier and The Field round the record out as a wonderful exercise in emotive home listening electronics for sensitive souls.
Despite a production career as Dollkraut some five years deep, Dutchman Pascal Pinkert remains one of his country's most under-rated producers though the reception to a recent 12" for Permanent Vacation suggested the wider world was ready to embrace his talents. Ahead of a debut LP for Brandt Brauer Frick's label THE GYM, Pinkert lines the first release on Charlois a new label from friend and Pinkman boss Patrick Marsman which will focus more on weirder strands of disco, electro, wave and more. Blackbox is a fine way to commence proceedings with "Loose Ends" a fine vocoder addled electro number that doesn't sound restricted to any era. Complementing this, both "Hier Soll Es Toller Sein" and the title track are delightfully gems that add credence to Pinkert's under rated status.