AlterNation Music Magazine 2019-01-22T00:59:34Z Dobermann admin@alternation.pl http://alternation.eu/ http://alternation.eu/ Acretongue - Ghost Nocturne http://alternation.eu/acretongue-ghost-nocturne,id,5647,aktualnosci.html 2019-01-18T08:44:14Z <img src="/images/news/201812080912205746901_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> It has taken Nico J. seven years to find the sound and the shape of a successor for his brilliant debut album "Strange Cargo", released in 2011. Now the long awaited "Ghost Nocturne" will see the light of day, and the record matches the high expectations with ease. "Hypnotic" is the first word that comes to mind, when you intend to describe the music's reach and effect, but "Ghost Nocturne" branches out from there into different territory. Slowly, steadily, carefully Nico J expands his musical horizon.<br /> <br /> A dreamlike, hypnotic state always seems to be the entry point of Acretongue's musical effects, but "Ghost Nocturne" is more diverse than its predecessor. Not only in terms of the vocals, which come across more varied, but also in the different ways in which it sets up its rhythmic structure and pace. The compositions surround its listeners like dreams, sometimes weird, sometimes upbeat, sometimes in slow pace, but always with surreal yet careful electronic precision and warmth. An electronic music Nocturne.<br /> <br /> "I tend to get more done at night than during the day. I also don't sleep too well, so most of this album was conceived either late at night or during the early hours of the morning. Working with all this silence around, I often felt as if I'm a ghost just drifting through a desert in the middle of the night - the only one around for miles - quiet, peaceful, dark. That's where the idea for the album concept and title came from. The term Nocturne usually refers to a musical composition that is inspired by, or that evokes images of the night. The name was first applied to musical pieces in the 18th century, when it indicated an ensemble piece in several movements, normally played for an evening party and then laid aside.<br /> <br /> Strange things can also creep up due to the lack of sleep and as a result some of the tracks are very introspective - you tend to contemplate quite a few things with only the silence. Other tracks are more conceptual, but all are somehow connected to the main concept, whether it is through lyrics or specific sounds, all have an element of night in them." Nico J. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Dawn Of Ashes - The Crypt Injection II (Non Serviam) http://alternation.eu/dawn-of-ashes-the-crypt-injection-ii-(non-serviam),id,5643,aktualnosci.html 2019-01-11T08:17:34Z <img src="/images/news/201812080912207905715_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Dawn Of Ashes returns with "The Crypt Injection II (Non Serviam)". Dawn of Ashes has returned to the band's roots of the Industrial and Dark-Electro sound. After many years, Dawn Of Ashes has decided to return to the old sound while being in the new.<br /> The Crypt Injection II returns to the old sound of the first Crypt Injection with a hybrid sound of Industrial Metal. Dawn Of Ashes awakens the fire within the downfall of our society and shows the darkness that opens the true meaning of Rebellion.<br /> &nbsp; AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Oomph! - Ritual http://alternation.eu/oomph-ritual,id,5649,aktualnosci.html 2019-01-07T08:30:45Z <img src="/images/news/201812081012269174720_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Reinvention and continuity – <strong>Oomph!</strong> have been synonymous with self-renewal, pioneer spirit and carefree creativity for almost three decades. The Germans have been raised on EBM, rock and new wave, accidentally started a new subgenre in the 90's (the so-called Neue Deutsche Härte that influenced Rammstein and many more) and were crossover when crossover wasn`t even born.<br /> Many years later legions of fans with varied musical backgrounds are hooked and the band is no stranger to the highest chart positions – Dero, Flux and Crap were awarded their first gold record for Wahrheit oder Pflicht in 2004.<br /> <br /> The trio is now ready to release its thirteenth longplayer "Ritual" that is poised to catch the listener offguard, "Our most aggressive, heaviest and darkest album in a while", singer Dero states truthfully. The fuming and pounding triumvirate ‘Tausend Mann und ein Befehl‘, ‘Achtung! Achtung!‘ and ‘Kein Liebeslied‘ delivers the goods in stomping old school fashion, but after a breathless start it`s time for the über-catchy ‘Europa‘ (feat. Chris Harms / Lord Of The Lost) and the dancefloor monster ‘Im Namen des Vaters‘. Batshit insane electro tune ‘TRRR – FCKN – HTLR‘ curiously marks the only tongue-in-cheek entry on the otherwise rather stern Ritual that tackles politics, war and abuse. Eloquent, controversial, erratic and inescapable - Oomph! came up with a stunning and mature masterpiece that makes peace with the band`s past and sets new impulses. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Hante. - Fierce http://alternation.eu/hante.-fierce,id,5644,aktualnosci.html 2019-01-04T08:21:26Z <img src="/images/news/201812080912076595077_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Hante. is a one woman project from the Paris. Hante. while on the surface striking, cold, and synthetic, it becomes immediately evident that this unique blend of darkwave and striking electronics is also revealing, offering deep emotion and intimacy.<br /> The beautiful new album, "Fierce", showcases an artist of passion and emotional depth using her music to face her fears. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Rome - Le Ceneri di Heliodoro http://alternation.eu/rome-le-ceneri-di-heliodoro,id,5648,aktualnosci.html 2018-12-28T08:02:45Z <img src="/images/news/201812081012472248587_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> ROME – a city under siege. A city in flames. It remains impossible for the beholder to discern the parties at war, but it is obvious that the whole continent is in uproar. On 'Le Ceneri di Heliodoro' ('The ashes of Heliodoro'), Rome's mastermind Jerome Reuter does not shy away from the provocative and ambiguous and thus tackles new terrain and touchy subject matters such as Europe's dissolving unity, or its relations to the US and the fragile fraternity of its nations. The questions of continuity and identity have marked this decade of decline and have left an undeniable impression on Reuter's work. But what will come of this mysterious Heliodoro - prophet or demon, saviour or slayer? Reuter leaves these - as most other questions - unanswered in this neofolk tour de force.<br /> <br /> This 13th album, indeed, marks a return to the martial folk origins of the project and it is a grim and bleak picture Reuter is painting in these poignant folk songs. We are left with having but one choice: to try and find the necessary strength within ourselves, if we are to survive this turmoil. Thus, inevitably, the album is also an homage to Rome's unique brand of outsiderdom. We are left breathless. The city is alight in flames, delighting our eye in the beauty of its ruin. Uropia O Morte! AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Joachim Witt - Rubezahl http://alternation.eu/joachim-witt-rubezahl,id,5642,aktualnosci.html 2018-12-14T08:08:24Z <img src="/images/news/201812080912579148398_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Joachim Witt is a legendary fixture in German music history, having played a decisive role in the creation and development of modern German music. After starting his career as the guitarist/singer in the 1970's Krautrock band Duesenberg. Witt embarked on a long and celebrated solo career as a singer and actor. He was one of the biggest names of the "Neue Deutsche Welle" (New German Wave) movements in the 80's, as well as one of the originators of Neue Deutsche Harrte (German for "New German Hardness) a crossover of metal, industrial, electronics, and techno elements that developed in Germany during the mid-1990's. Witt has been noted as an influence on bands such as Rammstein, Eisbrecher, Oomph!, Unheilig, and many more.<br /> <br /> Over his prolific career, Witt has released 16 albums. Starting with his breakthrough 1980 album Silberblick, containing the single Der Goldene Reiter, he continues to create through such highlights as his 1998 smash Bayreuth I and the platinum DOM in 2012.<br /> Witt built a particularly close connection with his fans on his last albums ICH and THRON, through a crowdfunding campaign to work independently on his distinct musical vision. This is how the latest work of the exceptional artist was created: "<strong>Rubezahl</strong>"- melancholic, magical and dark. In collaboration with Lord Of The Lost mastermind Chris Harms as producer, "Rubezahl" is at once the gloomiest and most resplendent album in Witt's entire discography. The album is darkly romantic, moody, spirited, rigorous, proud, and powerful, moving like a musical storm across legendary mountains. Witt's distinct voice and grandiose lyrics hold court throughout, be it over menacing synthesizer sounds and brute guitars, or a delicate romantic ballad such as Mein Diamant or through a wall of sound and textures on Ich Will Leben and the grand-scale production of Quo Vadis.<br /> <br /> With themes of legend, songs of demons, giants,&nbsp; mountain spirits, and romantic naturalism, "Rubezahl" proves a work of art as distinguished as its creator, the venerable Joachim Witt. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Solar Fake - One 2 Three http://alternation.eu/solar-fake-one-2-three,id,5646,aktualnosci.html 2018-12-10T08:36:54Z <img src="/images/news/201812080912152622786_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> With this release, <strong>Solar Fake</strong> finally make a contribution to their own fame – considering their successful band history, what would make more sense than taking care of their own back catalogue? Here is "One 2 Three", a 3CD set coming in a deluxe 8-page Digipak featuring their first three albums "Broken Grid", "Frontiers" and "Reasons to kill", of course enriched with bonus tracks and extensive liner notes.<br /> <br /> Sven Friedrich, singer and mastermind of the band, about this release: "It’s been 10 years since our debut ‘Broken Grid’ saw the light of day. A lot of things have happened in the meantime, but for us, almost all of them were completely positive. So even better that our first three albums will be re-released now on ‘One 2 Three’. Moreover, we have two bonus tracks per album featuring either live recordings or rehearsal tracks. And the booklet describes my personal reflections upon the band’s history. So, to everybody who met us later on our way and of course to all fans and collectors – have fun with this retrospective!" AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Hocico - Shalom From Hell Aviv http://alternation.eu/hocico-shalom-from-hell-aviv,id,5638,aktualnosci.html 2018-12-03T08:57:22Z <img src="/images/news/201811110811113104482_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> When Hocico enters the stage, they unleash a pyromania of beats and adrenaline. The stage outbreaks of this one of a kind band are well known all over the world. "Shalom From Hell Aviv" succesfully bans this unchained performance on medium.<br /> <br /> Who ever thinks about "Blasphemies In The Holy Land" also remembers the amount of power this legendary live album evokes even nowadays. So it was a kind of obvious to create another monument in its tradition. "Shalom From Hell Aviv" shows the band in absolute top form with an audience bringing the pedal to the metal from the first to the last moment. Having a setlist summarizing the creative work of the band perfectly in 15 songs, keyboard magician Racso Agroyam and frontmonster Erk Aicrag carry the tense of the concert evening into the livingroom. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Studio-X - Wrong http://alternation.eu/studio-x-wrong,id,5640,aktualnosci.html 2018-11-28T08:18:22Z <img src="/images/news/201811110911109346465_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> When joining hands with his new partner in crime Bridgette Collins, Lawrie Bayldon decided to break the rules by incorporating some new styles into his characteristic industrial dance sound. And while accidentally discovering a vocal fx chain that reminded them of Marilyn Manson and other similar goth vocalists, they even went the crazy extra mile and started adding vocal lines on many songs of this new album, which is quite unusual for Studio-X who normally always mostly focused on sampled vocals manipulations.<br /> <br /> "Wrong" is the living proof that nothing can go wrong once an artist dares taking new challenges rather than simply repeating an overused recipe of success…<br /> <br /> Of course big beat anthems like the apocalyptic zombified "Approach", the funny binary dance track "Question", the next video gamers ("Left For Dead 2" fans: just shoot it!!) top favorite upbeat cut "L4D2" or yet the hard-hitting technoid "Vampire" all evoke the original Studio-X sound DNA and are all potential next club hits, but this new album also shows new sound directions with some kind of break beat styles incorporated into their groovy bass lines, while the verse/chorus vocal lines add a true catchy "song" dynamic to these new titles (the highly melodic "Slave", the soul-crushing dark elektro "Asylum", the contagious distorted "Disease", the EBM-ish "Media" or yet the aggravating and crazy "Motivation"). And other songs like the melancholic noir electric pop "Wrong" or the poignant "Voices" and its emotional female vocal manipulations and its orchestral grandeur simply expand the sonic horizon of this stunning album that will grow on you in no time…<br /> <br /> More than ever, Studio-X also sharpens here their unique sense of self-mockery and heavy criticism against society and humanity struggling with itself in general, adding that characteristic sense of humor that gives that extra touch to this dancefloor album on a sometimes much too serious dark industrial music scene. A "fun" dimension reminding us many times of the other Australian act SN0G’s at his best and most extravagant moments…<br /> <br /> With "Wrong" Studio-X play it right and show people that you can express new styles of music but still incorporate your authentic sound. This unconventional album is a mixture of everything from entertaining to dark and beautiful and opens doors to a new trend towards eclectic electronic music with attitude…<br /> <br /> And just like you… we don’t like Studio-X’s music unless it’s really loud… Play it at maximum volume!&nbsp; AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Frosttide - Decedents-Enshrined http://alternation.eu/frosttide-decedents-enshrined,id,5636,aktualnosci.html 2018-11-26T08:15:22Z <img src="/images/news/201811110811571931991_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Epic, orchestral, but still restless an wild – <strong>Frosttide</strong> provide everything that fans love about Finnish Metal. Between influences such as Insomnium, Moonsorrow, Wintersun and Amorphis, the band presents a characteristic way of sound, that combines directness with sweeping structures.<br /> <br /> With their debut on Out Of Line, Frosttide immediately set a mark! Their "Decedents"-EP originally recorded for a tour through Japan is now completely new mixed and got a remaster by Finnvox Studio (u.a. Children Of Bodom, Nightwish) setting the song material on a perfect sound ground. Despite the large big screen arrangements and distinct over-lenght the songs seem to flow on their own and come to the point in melodic and suspense just as easy as a ballet dancer. The coldness of the finnish winter rays out of every note and adds an own, raw beauty to the effort. Songwriter and frontman Juho Patinen comments: "With the new mixing and mastering "Decedents - Enshrined" finally reaches its whole potential. The concept surrounds around the theme of death. Like in reality, the stories are many so each song represents its own unique story about the sorrow and darkness, yet beauty and peace of death. Fitting perfectly to the tone of the songs." "Decedents – Enshrined" will be released as a 2-CD Digipak with the instrumental versions as bonus. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Various Artists - Awake The Machines Vol. 8 http://alternation.eu/various-artists-awake-the-machines-vol.-8,id,5637,aktualnosci.html 2018-11-23T08:52:23Z <img src="/images/news/201811110811132795687_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> There is a drone in the depth – and it sounds different to everything ever heard. Because when the machines awake for the eight time, they show up as diverse as they have never been.<br /> <br /> Out Of Line – that is the unexpected, suprising, probably absurd. Regarding this, it is a kind of likely to release a 3CD sampler with a fast-ride through the whole stilistic of Out Of Line including some interesting guests in the digital aeon.<br /> Trusting that there are still music fans such as us who like to be challenged by the unknown, "Awake The Machines VIII" offers the full crazy world of Out Of Line between pounding Electro, harsh Metal, dreamy Neofolk, danceble Synthpop, dusty Desert Rock and much more. Madness? Maybe. But this is Out Of Line! AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Funker Vogt - Ikarus http://alternation.eu/funker-vogt-ikarus,id,5639,aktualnosci.html 2018-11-21T08:09:11Z <img src="/images/news/201811110911154428934_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> With "Ikarus" Funker Vogt present the second EP taken from their current album "Wastelands". This second EP follows a similar concept as the "Musik ist Krieg" EP and serves the friends of the harder musical side of the band.<br /> <br /> Two versions of the title-track with alternative, shouted vocals, two ALL NEW and exclusive tracks ("Dogma", "The Last Stand") and a brand new version of Funker Vogt's classic hit "Tragic Hero", close to the original, but in a newly arranged version with newly recorded vocals, will make EBM hearts beat faster!<br /> "Ikarus" is already the sixth release with Chris L. as frontman. Funker Vogt are more than prepared for the upcoming "Hybridize Tour" in February/March 2019. Armed with these releases you can look forward to the upcoming live inferno. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Radioaktivists - Radioakt One http://alternation.eu/radioaktivists-radioakt-one,id,5623,aktualnosci.html 2018-11-19T08:25:01Z <img src="/images/news/201810061010028955512_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> It is hard to believe that it is already 5 years since Radioaktivists made their recording debut via the compilation 'Dependence 2012’, on which the German quartet offered up the song 'Pieces Of Me’. A strong and danceable electronic anthem, it not only impressed DJ’s, but also had fans clamoring for a full album. However, the band decided to take time to hone their sound and overall modus operandi before delivering the meisterwerk that is ‘Radioakt One’.<br /> <br /> But who are these activists? Frank Spinath, psychologist and lead singer icon of various groups/projects that include Seabound, Edge Of Dawn and Lionheart, is here working for the first time with Daniel Myer (of Haujobb, Architect and Liebknecht), despite the fact that both musicians lived in the same city of Bielefeld for several years. Krischan Wesenberg is well known as the studio wizard in the duo Rotersand but has also made a name for himself as a sound engineer, producer and remixer for other artists. Sascha Lange is the author of several books on the Depeche Mode fan scene and underground DJ culture in the former East Germany.<br /> <br /> This diverse line-up have eventually aligned themselves and forged an album that lives up to early expectations, although 'Radioakt One’ also reveals other unexpected surprises. Con-taining elements of Club, Dark Pop and what Lange calls 'Electronic Shoegaze’, the term 'Electronic Noir’ has already been applied to it. An album of depth with an al-most introverted feel, a series of short stories form the core of the electronic narrative and help forge the intriguing and unique identity of Radioaktivists, including a tale written by Lange included in the Limited Edition that relates a late night encounter with a mysteri-ous female hitchhiker on a rain-flooded German motorway.<br /> <br /> Radioaktivists have certainly taken a walk off the well-trodden path with their debut album. Although offering strong club oriented songs such ‘Raiders' and 'Reach Out’, it also shines a spotlight on their moodier and more subtle ‘Electronic Noir’ compositions and invites the listener to explore its depths and different sides over repeated plays. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Blutengel - Vampire http://alternation.eu/blutengel-vampire,id,5635,aktualnosci.html 2018-11-17T08:18:29Z <img src="/images/news/201811110811116368707_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Blutengel are on the hunt, and the hunt promises to be a victory. Because the band concentrates on its strengths for "Vampire" to create a new hit and a potential classic.<br /> <br /> The second single of the upcoming album "Un:Gott" presents a song with a single-start chorus in a bombastic arrangement. In the tradition of songs such as "Black" or "You Walk Away" "Vampire" focusses on dancability and catchiness so Blutengel fans get what they always loved about the band. And as if that would not be enough, there is another unreleased bittersweet track called "Auf deinen Wegen" and two rmixes by Pseudokrupp Project and Six Faces. "Vampire" is released as CD and Picture Vinyl limited to 500. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Cryo - Sanitarium http://alternation.eu/cryo-sanitarium,id,5634,aktualnosci.html 2018-11-15T08:12:29Z <img src="/images/news/201811110811453742971_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Cryo has for sure grown to become one of the biggest names in EBM/Electronic scene coming from Sweden. After several shows at all big festivals Wave Gotik Treffen, Amphi Festival, NCN Festival, Electronic Winter, E-Tropolis, Campus Noir Festival and many more they earlier this year released the first single "Control" taken from their upcoming album.<br /> <br /> "Control" was top 10 on the DAC-Charts in Germany for 8 weeks and climbed top 5 on the GEWC Charts and the release almost totally sold out within weeks. With "Sanitarium" they are ready to totally blow away the dancefloors. It's a straight forward, hard EBM smasher still holding on to the specific Cryo-sound which has made them popular all over the world.<br /> <br /> Remixes from Neuroticfish, Sebastian Komor, Xotox, Rotersand and Spark! among others. For sure one of the strongest EBM tracks to be unleashed 2018. This release is limited worldwide to 500 copies worldwide. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Blue Images - Forgotten Dreams http://alternation.eu/blue-images-forgotten-dreams,id,5633,aktualnosci.html 2018-11-11T08:25:39Z <img src="/images/news/201811110811019283589_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Blue Images is a synthpop/electro band on the Scanner/Dark Dimensions label in Germany.<br /> The music of Blue Images features both dance beat and ballad tracks with a distinctive, melodic sound combined with dark and moody vocal stylings.<br /> <br /> Blue Images is the creation of vocalist/keyboardist Alex Virlios and was born of his desire to develop a solo side project of his own work while he was still a contributing member of other national acts.<br /> Blue Images in its inception dates back to 2013 when the first melodies of the debut album were written. Over time, and in many different landscapes and locations, the music of Blue Images took life.<br /> And in 2016 Blue Images integrated the production expertise and creative input of fellow band member Brad MacAllister.<br /> In its final form, Blue Images is a two piece music project that captures the electro/synth sounds of the past with new and innovative beats for music genres of today and the future. Blue Images is inspired by the influences of bands such as Camouflage, OMD as well as Wolfsheim, Seabound and various others.<br /> Blue Images is currently based in the Greater NYC area of the United States with representation in Germany.<br /> <br /> In follow up to the album "Her Light", released in May of this year on Scanner/Dark Dimensions and hitting #9 on the DAC Album charts 6 weeks later, Blue Images presents a new digital EP "Forgotten Dreams" featuring the single "Forgotten" from the debut album. The EP includes four new remixes from A Spell Inside, Iris, Interface, and Adoration Destroyed. Additionally Blue Images recorded and produced a German version of "Forgotten" and also included three brand new original songs!<br /> This EP is packed with music from start to finish with a total of 11 tracks including 2 special covers of Camouflage and Project Pitchfork classics. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine AnimeCon Halloween 2018 http://alternation.eu/animecon-halloween-2018,id,646,festiwale.html 2018-11-09T09:14:54Z <img src="/images/galleries/animecon2018/IMG_4427.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Poland, Poznań, 2018-10-27<br><br><br> AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Wrocław Industrial Festival 2018 http://alternation.eu/wroclaw-industrial-festival-2018,id,645,festiwale.html 2018-11-07T16:10:51Z <img src="/images/galleries/wif_2018/DSC_3018.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Poland, Wrocław, Gothic Hall, 02/04-11-2018<br><br><br> AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine VNV Nation - Noire http://alternation.eu/vnv-nation-noire,id,5630,aktualnosci.html 2018-11-07T08:20:53Z <img src="/images/news/201810070910237200340_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> VNV Nation blends poetic, thoughtful lyrics with a vast repertoire of melodic dance beats and anthemic electronic, haunting ballads and post-classical soundtrack pieces. 'Noire' is a cinematic exploration of contrast, dark and light. From the dark, ominous 'A Million' to the pounding, symphonic 'All Our Sins', to the bright melodies of 'When Is the Future' and 'œGod of All', 'Noire' is a stunning work of art. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Ash Code - Perspektive http://alternation.eu/ash-code-perspektive,id,5629,aktualnosci.html 2018-11-05T08:15:41Z <img src="/images/news/201810070910586665643_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Ash Code is an Italian Dark Wave band that masterfully blends influences, ranging from early Depeche Mode, The Sisters of Mercy to post-punk, Synthpop, coldwave, &amp; EBM. On the critically-acclaimed album 'Perspektive', Ash Code combines its influences and innovation to create driving, atmospheric Dark Wave devoted to the drum machine, powerful synthesizers and driving bass lines.<br /> <br /> "For a band so heavy on atmospherics (and whose name hints at being smudged and indistinct), Ash Code come across as clear as day on their third LP, 'Perspektive'. Partially that'™s a function of their often blunt and repeated lyrical declarations (Give me my life back, There'™s no mercy anymore). But it's also due to a canny sense for arrangement and production which delivers driving, full-impact post-punk instrumentation just as well as it does coldwave drama. The end result is as good a marker as any of how different sub-genres of dark music are intersecting in 2018." - Bruce Lord I Die:You Die.<br /> &nbsp; AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine