Tape Life Records presents Dead Red Velvet’s second release, Skeleton Shore, a six-song romp through dark techno, gritty electropop and cinematic dark ambient. The follow-up to The Ghostly Divide drops the guitars in favour of Mohr’s trademark synth work, seducing with urgent songs touching on arboreal ghosts, Austrian immigration, nuclear power and otherworldly luminosity. Culled mostly from the period 2004-2006, this is Mohr’s most tonally-consistent work. An electronic music acid bath of edge and depth, this short album is recommended for fans of 80s alternative, dark ambient, golden era industrial, Skinny Puppy and darker sides of Shriekback.
Buy it now at Bandcamp. Anyone can stream free (lo-fi) on the site; if you support the artist with a purchase you get your downloads in any of your favourite formats including WAV and FLAC, and you also have unlimited streaming on the Bandcamp app.
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Karl Mohr Audio-Yo – The Full Discography
Before there was the darker, song-oriented Dead Red Velvet, there was the more electronic and precariously elliptical Karl Mohr Audio-Yo. The entire 8-album KMAY discography is now available for sale at Bandcamp – listen for free now! Purchase to own the collection!
Iron Mountain Video
The song “Iron Mountain” popped up briefly on the Karl Mohr short-run CD album Tools For The Analog Revolution and is slated to be released again on a new album called Skeleton Shore through Tape Life Records in 2018. Check out this official Tape Life Records music video by director Elizabeth Fearon.
Tape Life Records is currently preoccupied with the re-compiling and re-mastering of the entire Karl Mohr back-catalog. Here’s an example of a rare track that was omitted.
Multibeat Records reborn as Tape Life Records
On January 15, 2015, Karl Mohr ended Multibeat Records, and has moved his music releases to his new label Tape Life Records. The entire back-catalog of around thirty releases is being distilled, re-mastered and re-packaged into ten new albums: a solid gold survey of the years 1987-1997 as Karl Mohr Audio-Yo, and the ongoing fracas that followed, from 1997 to the present incarnation as Dead Red Velvet.
Tape Life Records has Dead Red Velvet music, both tangible and digital, and some merch too!
For videos, the Dead Red Velvet YouTube playlists are recommended, with an emphasis on live concert footage.
Karl Mohr began playing live November 1st, 1991. This first concert, with Robin Buckley, was a bombastic diatribe of psychedelic industrial noise at a gay biker bar in St. Catharines, Ontario. Subsequent shows have been no less esoteric. Mohr’s live appearances have always tried on new angles, ideas and configurations. The following recordings are from the Karl Mohr & the Fallen Angels period (2004-2009):
- 04/10/16 – Powder Blue Vampire
- 05/05/22 – Looking For You At The Edge Of The World
- 09/08/21 – Storyline
- 09/08/21 – Come Hither Moon
- 09/08/21 – To The Morgue Again
- 09/08/21 – The Girl With The Haunted Eyes
- 09/08/21 – Habitual Equestrian Cycle
The Banquet Begins
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