October 2015 Tape Batch • Phillips & Jensen, Derek Rogers, Skullcaster Full-Streams


As a token of our thanks to our many repeat-customers and supporters, and to field requests that we start a subscription service of sorts, HOLODECK is offering a “batch deal” on three cassettes that we will be releasing on October 16, 2015, a day before Cassette Store Day (which, yes, is a thing). Tiny Mix Tapes just dropped full-streams of all three albums, which you can here via TMT here, or, below…

We also urge Austinites to go and pick up the tape batch from our favorite record store in the country, End of an Ear, who will be the exclusive retailer carrying the tape batch on Cassette Store Day (10/17). To boot Skullcaster will be performing at 5pm on 10/17 at End of an Ear…so hop to it if you’re in town!

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Announcement • Phillips & Jensen – Patra (HD031)

We are proud to announce the third and final installment of our October 2015 tape batch, Phillips & Jensen‘s debut album Patra! Emerging into actualization with a warm and radiant glow, LA-based duo Phillips & Jensen come into form and fruition with an immaculate level of New Age purity on their debut cassette, Patra. Tim Phillips (Tenstairs) and George Jensen (Sneaky Snake) condense their respective creative spheres into one seamless whole, pairing delicately crafted synthesizer patches with natural field recordings to shape a profound level of endearing mental opulence. Patra‘s tranquil ambient planes help cultivate vast habitats for jubilant melodies to thrive and fuse with the rich, organic auditory environment, as Phillips & Jensen deliver a refreshing and unique take on a classic genre of electronic music.

Pre-orders for Patra can be had at our STORE, and digitally at our Bandcamp.

Read on for more information on this restorative HOLODECK release…

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HOLODECK is proud to announce the release of Derek Rogers‘s A Physical Ascension. The ceaselessly expanding mind of Texas native Derek Rogers strives to reconcile the limitations of traditional instrumentation by systematically extracting their elemental voices from their natural form on his latest cassette and HOLODECK debut, A Physical Ascension. Rogers’ prolific output coupled with his dynamic take on minimalism and ambience has lead to appearances on a host of celebrated underground labels and unanimous respect among experimental audiences and musicians alike. Utilizing modern technology to broaden the scope of his phonic craftsmanship, Rogers dismantles and reconstructs acoustic sound waves at their base level as a compositional motif, creating a boundless palate of complex textures and arrangement.

The album will drop on October 16th, one day before Cassette Store Day, and is part of a three-tape batch that will be released the same day. The last of the three albums will be announced shortly, so, stay tuned…

You can pre-order A Physical Ascension on tape at our STORE, and digitally on our bandcamp. Fine digital retailers will carry the album shortly. For more info click “more” below…

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Announcement • Skullcaster – Revaluation (HD024)

HOLODECK is proud to announce the release of Skullcaster‘s Revaluation. Experimental music listeners may be familiar with Chris Cones from his contributions to both How I Quit Crack and FUTURE BLONDES. However, Cones own solo effort Skullcaster is another beast all together – and we could not be more happy than to be putting his immaculate effort Revaluation out on cassette and digital. Noisey, who premiered the first excerpt today, said the album uses “throbbing synths, sitar samples, and more to come to a spaced out and blissful conclusion…it’s trippy, it’s smart, and it’s just plain dope.” – we happen to whole-heartedly agree.

The album will drop on October 16th, one day before Cassette Store Day, and is part of a three-tape batch that will be released the same day. The next two albums will be announced shortly, so, stay tuned…

You can pre-order Revaluation on tape at our STORE, and digitally on our bandcamp. Fine digital retailers will carry the album shortly. For more info click “more” below…

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Out Today – Flatliner’s debut EP Black Medicine

We here at HOLODECK are very proud to announce the release of Flatliner’s debut EP, Black Medicine! For those of you in Austin, TX (or who attended our official SXSW showcase), you know very well how on-point this duo of Austin-based electronic shredders are. Well…now you know the full intel and the rest of the world is no longer safe as of today – Black Medicine is shipping worldwide in 12″ vinyl EP (edt. of 500), cassette (edt. of 200), and digital formats.

Grab the vinyl or tape from our STORE and digital from our bandcamp, iTunes, or other fine digital retailers.


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The long awaited debut from Texas-based electronic duo BOAN has arrived! For years, Medio Mutante’s cult following have waited patiently for the pair of José Cota (Ssleeperhold) and Mariana Saldaña (ex-//TENSE//) to craft another album together after MM’s dissipation – that time has finally come and the wait has been well worth it.

Order the LP / CS at our STORE – Digital at our bandcamp. Note: 200 of MENTIRAS‘ vinyl pressing are on clear vinyl, 800 black vinyl – please denote your preference with your order.

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Stream BOAN’s Debut LP MENTIRAS in-Full NOW

Hear the entirety of BOAN’s debut LP MENTIRAS above or on our soundcloud.

S U R V I V E – Hourglass (Official Video by Group Film One)

The introduction of S U R V I V E‘s work to the cinematic medium fits quite naturally given the band’s attention to theme and the profound level of detail poured over every stage of their composition and recording process. Group Film One (UK) discovered Hourglass in Adam Wingard’s movie, The Guest. Enamored with the track, the collective immediately went into production and immersed themselves in their shared feelings of intimacy, desperation, and confinement that the song had evoked. The result is a striking work that maintains a palpable tension throughout its duration, subtly revealing layer upon layer of its potently concise visual narrative, which, could not fit the band’s piece any better. FACT Mag took note when debuting the video, and calling it “extremely creepy and incredibly close.

On S U R V I V E’s debut their dedicated and comprehensive approach to sonic-arrangement is the result of the band’s uncompromising standards of quality spread across hundreds of hours in their own Omniverse Studios integrating a vast collection of both antique and modern synthesizers. Their highly anticipated debut keeps the middle path between reserved minimalism and gorgeously lucid melodic structures.

Grab S U R V I V E’s debut on LP / DL / or from our friends 540 Records.

Video by Group Film One
Dan Crozier & Jack Hutchins – Producer/Director
Lizzie Court – Cinematographer
Abbie Atkinson – Editor
Lou Sherwin – Colourist

OUT NOW – Marie Davidson’s “Un Autre Voyage”


We are proud to announce that Marie Davidson’s 2nd LP Un Autre Voyage is OUT NOW and shipping worldwide in LP, CS, and DL formats! Gathering praise from the likes of SPIN, FACT mag, and many more, Marie’s latest has been a long time coming and we are honored to have been entrusted with its release.

Order Marie Davidson’s Un Autre Voyage on LP or CS at our STORE – digital downloads can be had at our bandcamp, iTunes, or any other fine digital retailers.

From the prolific cultural epicenter of Montréal, Marie Davidson has emerged as one of the foremost electronic artists in contemporary underground pop today. As a long-time member of Les Momies de Palerme, Hotel Monochrome, DKMD, and Essaie Pas, Marie has continued to hone her many talents in Montréal’s fervent experimental communities for much of her adult life. In 2012 Marie began to unveil compositions under her own name, revealing a solo artist who possessed the confident vulnerability required to write, produce, and perform unaccompanied. Davidson’s intimate solo work is embodied through a host of synthesizers and drum machines that coalesce in synchronized harmony, punctuated by Marie’s hypnotic vocal delivery, sung and spoken in both French and English. Davidson’s third album Un Autre Voyage demonstrates her heightened compositional skill behind a sequencer as well as her singular ability to anesthetize the senses through the documentation of her own serial pattern of experiential growth.

Announcing BOAN’s debut LP “Mentiras” + Premiere


The long awaited debut from Texas-based electronic duo BOAN has finally arrived, at last bringing their unique incarnation of minimalist synth-pop to an eager and international cult following. BOAN consists of José Cota (SSLEEPERHOLD) and Mariana Saldaña (ex – //TENSE//) who, outside of their lauded individual creative efforts, are widely known as two thirds of the now defunct electro-trio Medio Mutante. MM’s critically acclaimed 2008 EP Inestable was released by Cititrax, an imprint of the illustrious Minimal Wave Records, and was the first modern album allowed into the label’s celebrated cannon of classic reissues. On BOAN’s highly anticipated debut LP Mentiras, Cota & Saldaña continue to deconstruct, sharpen, and enhance their idiosyncratic cold wave tradition by using all hardware electronics to sequence and arrange infectious live dance music. Cota’s vivid analog compositions form a solid foundation for Saldaña’s indelible and predominantly Spanish vocals to sink into, reflecting a unique confluence of Texas’ vibrant electronic music scene with its rich and inextricable history of Hispanic culture.

Pre-order MENTIRAS on LP or CS at our STORE (LP is in an edition of 800 black vinyl, 200 clear). Digital pre-orders can be had at our bandcamp.


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