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Best of 2021

Deadline Paranoia

1 / 3 + 2 / 3 + 3 / 3 (3LP bundle)

Label: Ongehoord

Format: 3LP bundle

Genre: Electronic

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This special bundle collects all three Deadline Paranoia albums released by Ongerhoord between 2018 and 2021:

1 / 3 (LP, 2018)
2 / 3 (LP, 2018)
3 / 3 (LP, 2021)

1 / 3 (LP, 2018)

When it comes to music, time and geography can have a strange effect. Divisions form and dissolve. Things which were heard can be forgotten. Things which were not are often remembered. As many of us know, this is increasingly the effect of the reissue market, with its radical reappraisals for history, pulling the lost and obscure from the shadows - musical objects now given the ability to travel and gain the attention they deserve. One of the more fascinating and important territories within this, are the widely overlooked movements and scenes of experimental music, which used the format of cassette as a vehicle for their voice and DIY ethos. Drawing inspiration from everything from punk and tape music, to ambient and new age, it is a definition defying and fascinating world. It is into this ambitious territory that the fledgling Dutch imprint Ongehoord takes us now, with 1 / 3, their stunning new survey of the little know outfit Deadline Paranoia.

2 / 3 (LP, 2018)

Deadline Paranoia is a quintessential emblem of the 1980s cassette underground. Liberated and filled with experiment, the project, located in Amsterdam and led by Hugo Vlugt, Marcel Witte, Paul Hettema and Paul Soto, defies categorization and genre, folding the spirit of punk, industrial, experimental practice, and ambient music into a single, sprawling body. Between 1986 and 1988, fueled by a steady diet of drugs, the group self-released four wondrous cassettes, before disappearing from view. It is from the best of this material that Ongehoord’s latest LP, 2 / 3 - the second in a series of 3 records that will feature the essence of this band - was picked up from . 2 / 3 is again a revelatory, motorik wonder which forces the ear to entirely rethink common conceptions of '80s music. Having remained almost entirely unknown in the years since it was made, the sounds of Deadline Paranoia form a reality entirely made possible by the cassette tape. Created at the musician’s homes, utilizing a vast of array of instruments and sound explorations, incorporating everything from field recording, sound collage, and autonomous and collective jam sessions, before folding it all together on a four-track. Ambiences and subtle hints at chaos are threaded with driving rhythms, creating a starting totality which flirts at the out edges of tribalism. Druggy, jarring, and beautiful. This is one to get for anyone who wants to turn the '80s on its head, or is interested in new visions of synthesizer and DIY culture.

3 / 3 (LP, 2021)

Ongehoord is releasing the concluding album of the Deadline Paranoia trilogy, 3 / 3. This is the final set of psychedelic sounds that complete the oeuvre of the1980s Amsterdam based band. Jeroen Vermandere, the person behind Ongehoord, discovered the band during his thorough search of Dutch cassettes and 1980s cassette culture and presents us this carefully selected triptych, taking the listener on quite a trip. 3 / 3 starts with a guttural exhalation, a celestial moan, setting the tone of the rest of the album - from there on the hot stickiness of dub oozes into the listener's ears, followed by ancestral percussion, rolling guitar riffs, and the nomadic sounds of the melodica. 3 / 3 is light-hearted and suffocating all at once; the meditative rhythms cradle you back and forth while an array of peculiar sounds passes by, alluding to the band’s delusional name. The record comes with an inlay presenting the original artwork that Deadline Paranoia used for their cassettes, capturing a dichotomy that is recognizable in their music; a sensitivity towards the spiritual placed alongside anarchic violence. You will be taken on a surreal journey, timeless sounding beats are accompanied by wailing instruments, the atmosphere is thick and heavy with smoke.

Cat. number: ONG001-2-5
Year: 2021

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