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Konformer are a band from Nuremberg in Germany.

Their members are;
Andreas Berg (Drums)
Kristian Krauß (Synthesizer)
Rainer Ruder (Bass)

Initially Konformer was not a project for the public, far away from expectations their sound was developed, with focus on only the essential, but that takes time. The creation of their minimalist, rhythmic and repetitive groove patterns commence with bass loops and develop into modified strophic form.

Comparison with the likes of early Kraftwerk and the output of cult German labels such as Brain and Sky are inevitable but Konformer sound a little bit like none of the above. The record was produced and mastered by the 'Franconian Conny Plank' Frank Mollena at his Lonestar Studios in Nuremberg, Bavaria.


Matt says: Been excited about this since JB previewed tracks during his RSD DJ set. Where's he finding this stuff?! An enveloping and transportive listen meandering through voltage-enhanced psychedelia, mantra-like sonic repetition and ever-expanding Kraut-rock supernovas. Don't sleep on this one music heads!


A1. Noris Noire
A2. Konformer
B1. Jazzy
B2. Reunion
B3. Noris Blance

"U.F.O" was one of the many highlights of the "Swedish Library Grooves Vol 2" LP which was released in 2022.

These explorations of the mid-70's sounds of rare grooves and library music, were all reimagined, recorded and produced by a Swedish duo consisting of multi-instrumentalists Carl Johan Fogelklou and Fredrik Segerfalk aka Falk & Klou.

"U.F.O" was Jason Boardman's (Before I Die) go to psychedelic jazz-funk party starter so he approached the FK Library about a release on vinyl, with an expanded version.

BiD knew there was only one person for the role and were delighted when Andi Hanley (Misadventures / Nu Northern Soul / Ruf Kutz) accepted and consequently turned out a superb 7-and-a-half-minute psychedelic funk workout, expanding on the original arrangement and taking it to another cosmos.

Falk & Klou: Bass, Fender Rhodes, synthesizers, guitar, flute, percussion, vocals.
Daniel Hanson Cederskär: Saxophones.
Jakob Gudmundsson: Trumpet and flugelhorn
Andreas Paylsson, Drums
Rework by: Andi Hanley


Matt says: A swampy and lysergic slo-mo cosmic number with searing guitar lines taken deep into the plasma pool by local legend, The Bat aka Andi Hanley. Before I Die goes from strength to strength, keenly eying up that label of the year award at this rate!


A. U.F.O (Andi Hanley Rework)
B. U.F.O (Original Version)

Bernardino Femminielli

O Signe Des Temps - Inc. IUEKE / Talking Drums Remixes

Described as an 'iconoclastic entertainer', Montreal born Parisian resident Bernardino Femminielli delivers Before I Die's third release.

This genius cover version of fellow iconoclast Prince was rescued from a near death experience in the bowels of the internet where it would have languished in obscurity if Rik Walker had not flagged its existence to BiD's Jason Boardman.

'O Signe Des Temps' is Bernardino's heartfelt paean to one of the most cherished records in Prince's oeuvre, delivered with style and panache in his native French.

Complimenting Bernardino's original take there are alternative versions on the flip delivered by fellow Parisian and Antinote founder Gwen Jamois aka IUEKE who takes the original into deeper realms with his hefty dub version, amping up the bass and drums and tripping out the vocals - Strong.

Mancunian edit masters Talking Drums close out the set with their first ever remix, a late night steppers delight which transforms the original into a replicant slow dance laced with space dust...

Super limited edition - full colour sleeve & insert.


Matt says: Massive release from local stalwart Jason Boardman's Before I Die label. There's been a feverish excitement around this - and justly so. Femminielli's faux-sleeze, electro-troubadour persona is perfect for covering Prince's "Sign Of The Times". Not only that we have the first ever remix from the Talking Drum crew. A real MCR-Paris tour de force and probably one of the most anticipated twelves of the year so far...


A. O Signe Des Temps
B1. O Signe Des Temps (IUEKE Remix)
B2. O Signe Des Temps (Talking Drums Remix)

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