AlterNation Music Magazine 2018-11-15T04:58:05Z Dobermann admin@alternation.pl http://alternation.eu/ http://alternation.eu/ 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 - 2018 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 - 2018 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 - 2018 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 - 2018 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 - 2018 AlterNation Music Magazine Eisbrecher - Ewiges Eis - 15 Jahre Eisbrecher http://alternation.eu/eisbrecher-ewiges-eis-15-jahre-eisbrecher,id,5631,aktualnosci.html 2018-11-03T08:28:03Z <img src="/images/news/201810070910031905143_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> A best-of celebration of Eisbrecher, 'Ewiges Eis - 15 Jahre Eisbrecher' collects the most beloved tracks from this powerhouse German band. Emotional, honest, and forthright, Eisbrecher forges delicately brutal music without compromises. Heavy industrial guitar sounds, driving electro beats, and distinctive vocals are modern and danceable while simultaneously rejecting the usual Neue Deutche Hart cliches. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2018 AlterNation Music Magazine Merciful Nuns - Nekrolog http://alternation.eu/merciful-nuns-nekrolog,id,5622,aktualnosci.html 2018-11-01T08:14:39Z <img src="/images/news/201810061010322127220_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2018 AlterNation Music Magazine Your Life On Hold - My name is Legion for we are many http://alternation.eu/your-life-on-hold-my-name-is-legion-for-we-are-many,id,5621,aktualnosci.html 2018-10-30T08:08:37Z <img src="/images/news/201810061010026580474_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> After the well-received debut album ‘Burning for the ancient connection’, Your Life On Hold surprises us already with a brand new gothic rock album that sounds even more dark and gloomy than its predecessor. On ‘My name is legion for we are many’ the band proceeds where it had left, but injects its typical sound with more maturity and depth. On the first album Your Life On Hold was still forging its particular atmospheric guitar sound layered with light and melancholy. Now, on this second endeavour, Your Life On Hold perfected the musical quest. "On the new album, there’s more of everything," John Wolf explains. "It’s harder. And it’s softer. There’s more guitar, and there’s more synth. Having a blueprint of how Your Life On Hold had to sound like, I allowed myself to experiment and create new music that sounded both refreshing and recognizable."<br /> <br /> From classic gothic rock to more innovative post goth tunes, fans will just love the broad spectrum of dark guitar tunes the new album ‘My name is legion for we are many’ has to offer. From the catchy ‘Sunflower sutra’ and the harder ‘Tension’ to the classic goth rocker ‘Bruised’ or the shiny ‘Harvest moon’, the second album never fails to surprise and entertain. ‘Cold fever’ will take you on a sinister post rock adventure, while ‘System failure’ brings you that pure and unadulterated goth sound injected with some shoegaze. Melancholy was redefined in the heartbreaking 8 minute journey of ‘Detached’, probably one of the most impressive tracks by the band to date.<br /> <br /> "I’m detached from your gravity<br /> I’m floating into space<br /> A million falling stars around me<br /> I can wish whatever I want."<br /> (from ‘Detached’)<br /> <br /> Again, the songs deal with pain and desolation. Still fighting inner demons (hence the album title), John Wolf also faces the outside world on the new album. "While the previous album focused mainly on inner thoughts, the new songs address a certain ‘YOU’ being present in past and future," John Wolfs clarifies. "I wanted the lyrics to be universal so people can resonate with the stories and feelings in the songs." So yet again, the music of Your Life On Hold offers that typical consoling and comforting characteristic hidden in the darkness.<br /> <br /> "It’s a cruel game we’re playing<br /> And we both know it’s a lie<br /> It always ends the same<br /> With just another lonely night."<br /> (from ‘Harvest Moon’)<br /> <br /> On stage Your Life On Hold is a full combo of six bringing the gothic rock sound to life. With this second album being released on Solar Lodge, the band is working hard to strengthen its place in the current gothic rock scene.&nbsp; AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2018 AlterNation Music Magazine Subskan - Drawback http://alternation.eu/subskan-drawback,id,5625,aktualnosci.html 2018-10-26T08:00:14Z <img src="/images/news/201810061110206957147_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> With his third full length release 'Drawback' Subskan a.k.a. Jean-Marc Polet offers another fascinating insight into his astonishing skillset by combining a plethora of influences into a complex work of precision and beauty. This extraordinary and innovative artist uses his creativity to go beyond any sonic restrictions and interact with listeners in a most direct way.<br /> <br /> 'Drawback' is an album where the deep, layered history of analog sound generation brilliantly coexists with the extensive possibilities of digital manipulation. An oeuvre between experimentalism, idm and glitch filled with countless details and influential dots ranging from berlin-school krautrock to Richard-D-James-affected ambience. Dense and transparent at the same time, this opus is the perfect carrier for dreamlike atmospheres through the medium of majestic sound pads, virtuosic sample manipulation and techno-induced rhythms. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2018 AlterNation Music Magazine Aeon Sable - Aether http://alternation.eu/aeon-sable-aether,id,5620,aktualnosci.html 2018-10-24T08:01:09Z <img src="/images/news/201810061010599940246_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Way back in 2010 when Aeon Sable released their debut album, everything changed for Gothic Rock &amp; Dark music.&nbsp; Just when it seemed creativity within these genres had been exhausted, along came Per Aspera Ad Astra.&nbsp; Suddenly new layers and opportunities for progression were revealed and Gothic rock fans found themselves amazed by a band evidently unafraid to explore and experiment.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> As the years rolled by German visionaers Aeon Sable released a string of albums that have become true gems of dark music.&nbsp; With Saturn Return, Aequinoctium, Visionaers and Hypaerion they found their own way courtesy of an unique artistic expression not many other bands can muster.&nbsp; Influenced by the epic works from The Sisters Of Mercy and the Fields Of The Nephilim, laced with a touch of dark and atmospheric Gothic Metal reminiscent of Tiamat and Moonspell, all the while deeply immersed by the esoteric, occult and all things Magick - this is Aeon Sable on the verge of releasing their sixth masterpiece titled Aether.&nbsp; An album that is destined to reinforce their claim to being amongst the most creative and credible forces of the genre out there.<br /> <br /> Aeon Sable stands for big themes and deep black abysses as revealed in the vast soundscapes of Aether; none more so than in the song "Salvation", which evokes not only the salvation of our destiny but in conjunction with some other songs convincingly expresses the band's overwhelming potential for compositional art as well as the vociferous progression of Nino Sable’s song.&nbsp; It delves into the darkest recesses of inner torment, deeply felt grief and melancholy; where fears are summoned and subconscious demons unleashed.&nbsp; Aeon Sable resist confinement within the boundaries of any one particular genre by skilfully transcending the lines between Gothic Rock and Metal, between heartfelt songcraft and psychedelic music compositions.&nbsp; Each song reveals its story only gradually, both in the lyrical and musical sense; hence one should not expect to find quick, pleasing pieces but rather epic, sparkling and dramatic masterpieces.&nbsp; In one of the most poignant of songs ["Oh senhor do medo" (The Lord of Fear)] Nino Sable artfully deploys the language of the great poets, singing in his native Portuguese a bleak declaration of love for the place of his origin...and fears...<br /> <br /> "Aether" is one of the most intense albums ever created by Aeon Sable, due to its unfettered vocals and masterful management of the soul's darkest compositions.<br /> &nbsp; AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2018 AlterNation Music Magazine Sirus - Apocrypha http://alternation.eu/sirus-apocrypha,id,5619,aktualnosci.html 2018-10-22T08:52:00Z <img src="/images/news/201810060910429320385_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> For fans of Australian cyberpunk act Sirus, a sense of anticipation has steadily been building since the arrival earlier this year of the stunning single and music video "Singularity".<br /> <br /> Finally, almost 3 years in the making, we can officially confirm the release date of the epic third album for DWA "Apocrypha" as being October 26 – accompanying the Melbourne-based four-piece’s first foray into touring in Europe this fall…<br /> <br /> With "Apocrypha", Sirus announce an entirely new chapter in the evolution of their lyrical content – self-described as "a high-concept science fiction album" - while of course coming hard-wired to a hybrid of some of the most formidable sounds in contemporary electronic music, harnessing disparate elements from djent to dubstep into an industrial-strength fusion.<br /> <br /> While both the debut album for DWA "Broken Hearts, Corporate Minds" and 2015 follow-up "Satellite Empire" could be called overtly political critiques on dystopian themes, for "Apocrypha" singer/songwriter Josh Rombout has embarked instead on the creation of his own mythos, combining concepts such as transhumanism with the legends of ancient Egypt – as referenced visually by the album artwork.<br /> <br /> "Apocrypha" offers a soundscape of sweeping expanse, encompassing near-ambient through to progressive metal and everything in between. Topped throughout with the trademark twin vocals of Rombout himself and Keeva – darkness and light, bitter and sweet – on "Deep State" Sirus even assimilate rap with guest vocals from John Stancil of Seraphim System. The punchy electronics are augmented by top-notch audio mastering from none other than Kolja Trelle – currently making a massive comeback with his own project Soman…<br /> <br /> Such a landmark recording was always liable to be made available in the kind of superlative collector’s edition packaging it surely deserved – and indeed the CD first edition of "Apocrypha" comes in a lush hardcover digibook format, with integral 20-page lyric/photo/storybook bound in.<br /> <br /> And if that were not yet sufficient enough reason to have you already reaching for your wallets while simultaneously salivating, the first 200 copies of this sumptuous digibook come complete with a second CD "Live From Laser Highway" – recorded at Melbourne’s cult synthwave club last month in front of a crowd so packed the staff had to remove seating to fit everyone in. This ultra-limited bonus disc contains an hour-long continuous mix of Sirus’ most club-friendly tracks, culled from the full range of their now burgeoning back-catalogue - and will never be re-pressed!<br /> &nbsp; AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2018 AlterNation Music Magazine Solitary Experiments - Future Tense http://alternation.eu/solitary-experiments-future-tense,id,5627,aktualnosci.html 2018-10-20T08:02:25Z <img src="/images/news/201810070910137474560_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> "Crash &amp; Burn" was the knell and a promise, so "Future Tense" is the act: The seventh studio album by Solitary Experiments shows the Electro Institition from Berlin in a freshness that is really rare for acts of this age and that always brings happiness to their fans.<br /> <br /> Solitary Experiments supplkies us with enchanting melodies and light-dancable beats since 20 years. Their songs strike out directly to the ear and run down to the legs. "Future Tense" is not an exception at all, rather it shows everything the band is popular for in best of both, quantity and quality. Part of it are the powerfull words that seem to manifest themselves in earworm chorusses just by themselves. The single "Crash &amp; Burn" has for the very first time a duet with Tea F. Thimé (Ashbury Heights), but the main part is made by the bands well known, in long efforts sharpened powers that shows "Future Tense" as an impressive demonstration of style and skill. The album comes as 2-CD-Digipak and as Woodbox limited on 500 units. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2018 AlterNation Music Magazine Inkubus Sukkubus - Sabrina–Goddess of the Severn http://alternation.eu/inkubus-sukkubus-sabrina-goddess-of-the-severn,id,5618,aktualnosci.html 2018-10-17T08:42:54Z <img src="/images/news/201810060910046194057_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Sabrina – Goddess of the Severn" is the final part of the Inkubus Sukkubus musical Triptych "Tales of Witchcraft &amp; Wonder" which has seen the release of "Barrow Wake" and "Belas Knap" albums interwoven within the regular Inkubus Sukkubus release Schedule.<br /> <br /> A series of "Horror Folk" albums, the Witchcraft &amp; Wonder series have seen the Inkubus Sukkubus explore the acoustic/folk side of their musical universe. The tracks have dealt with rich and at times dark history and folklore of rural Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds.<br /> Sabrina – Goddess of the Severn explores the flip side of the rural idyll, and finds a dark dystopia amongst the rambling fields, hedges and golden Cotswold stone. Central to the album is "Sabrina" the Roman Goddess of the River Severn, a goddess of darkness and light, mercy and cruelty.<br /> <br /> As with Lilith and Bast, Sabrina has been a major influence upon Inkubus Sukkubus since before their formation in 1989.<br /> Now on the eve of their third decade the Inkubus Sukkubus are still increasing in momentum as the wheel of fate, ever moving forward. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2018 AlterNation Music Magazine Euringer - Euringer http://alternation.eu/euringer-euringer,id,5628,aktualnosci.html 2018-10-15T08:08:53Z <img src="/images/news/201810070910392063316_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Euringer is a counter-culture, surreal, psychedelic, art house, avant-garde, possibly posthumous concept project from Jimmy Urine of Mindless Self Indulgence fame. Featuring guest vocals from Grimes, Serj Tankian (System Of A Down), Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) and Chantal Claret – and also staring Jimmy’s Mom and Dad for good measure! – the record is one&nbsp; long song/musical/concerto, as if an underground movie was made for your ears. "I wanted it to sound as if Depeche Mode hired J. Dilla and DJ Premier to drop loops while Frank Zappa produced, and then I came in and shit all over it," said Jimmy.<br /> <br /> Jimmy shares his innermost musical insights through sixteen songs, two covers (Kate Bush’s "Wuthering Heights" and Michael McDonald’s "What A Fool Believes") four guest stars and one Jimmy. Damn he is really hyping up this record --&nbsp; it better be good!<br /> <br /> He continues, "I was having fun exploring my brain and I wanted to invite my friends to have fun with me immersing myself in another time and space, bit by bit, gaining its form from my daily life into a surreal stream of consciousness."<br /> <br /> From trigger warnings to Martin Niemöller quotes, from reading himself to boasting and testing, from touring the world to alcohol poisoning, from kissing your mother to dismissing his entire career, this two-year adventure is a mindfuck of Jimmy’s&nbsp;&nbsp; escapist reality.<br /> <br /> "Mathematically speaking I am breaking time into pieces of distance and moving through them diagonally at a rapid rate, says Jimmy. "Naaaahh, I am just fucking with you. I just drank a whole bottle of&nbsp; Southern Comfort and wrote this album. A hallucination, a proclamation, a degradation? Or maybe its all just all a pile of bullshit I made up to stay relevant. Either way, I am right behind you."<br /> &nbsp; AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2018 AlterNation Music Magazine Rave The Reqviem - FVNERAL [sic] http://alternation.eu/rave-the-reqviem-fvneral-sic,id,5626,aktualnosci.html 2018-10-12T08:56:22Z <img src="/images/news/201810070810578797123_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> "A powerfvl hybrid of indvstrial metal and modern electronic mvsic, with majestic symphonic elements and explosive chorvses.", this is, how vocalist and mastermind THE PROPHET describes his mvsic and svmmarizes perfectly where the wind blows. "FVNERAL [sic]" is his present masterpiece.<br /> <br /> The pvre wealth of stilistic inflvences seems to be overwhelming at the first moment, so it is not a svprise at all, that till now every albvm was a climax to its predecessor. "FVNERAL [sic]" marks the so far highlight of this development as it interlocks gvitars and electronica to a well-fveled apparatvs painting the epic element in its brightest colors. The regardless of their mighty arrangements catchy songs are crowned by the vocals, where new-singer THE SERAPH links her versatile rock voice to the changeover of electronic vocals and shovts by THE PROPHET. The material was fine-grovnded at Fascination Street Stvdios, where the sovnd experience was catched vp perfectly. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2018 AlterNation Music Magazine Architect - Deconvolution http://alternation.eu/architect-deconvolution,id,5624,aktualnosci.html 2018-10-10T08:54:42Z <img src="/images/news/201810061010507472722_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> With 'Deconvolution' eminent musician and dj Daniel Myer makes his much anticipated return after the 'Deconfiguration' ep release in 2017, pushing Architect's sound design skills farther into the electronic void. On two original tracks and three remixed version he thoughtfully expands his sonic world to encompass the pressure point between emotive techno, elaborate idm structures and crunchy industro-acid-electro. The title track also gets special treatment by canadian duo Orphx, who provide an uncompromising ebm and industrial-infected remix. A bone-crunching groove with predominant bass and rolling elemental dynamics.<br /> <br /> This EP generates an emotional collision between romantic vulnerability and physical intensity. a well-balanced multitude of rudely offset kicks, subliminally placed melodies and sharp-edged synth streaks, suitable for sophisticated dancefloors as well as for dim-lit bedroom immersion. beware - the deconvolution is in progress... AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2018 AlterNation Music Magazine Grausame Töchter - Engel im Rausch http://alternation.eu/grausame-tochter-engel-im-rausch,id,5617,aktualnosci.html 2018-10-08T08:31:35Z <img src="/images/news/201810060910343585999_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> With their fifth album "Engel im Rausch" (Intoxicated Angel) (Release date: 26.10.18 - Scanner / Dark Dimensions Label Group) Grausame Töchter continue their steady development.<br /> <br /> On "Engel im Rausch" you get drawn into a story about an intoxicated night, in which you get seduced by singer Aranea Peel (on the opening track Engel im Rausch), and where you find yourself waking up the next morning to bright sunrays, with the last song "Helle Sonne".<br /> <br /> The other songs therebetween narrate aspects from an ecstatic and at times psychedelic night, always leaving it open, whether the various metaphors - mostly dealing with heaven and the universe – are to stand for Love, Drugs, Sex… or something completely different?<br /> <br /> With many lyrics, it only becomes clear at a second or third glance that everything is more complex in terms of content and more in-depth than it seems first. And musically speaking, the act proves once again to be very open and varied: Sometimes orchestral-pathetic, sometimes in good old dark wave tradition, their sound gets enriched also by elements from electropunk, EBM or TripHop!<br /> <br /> For the first time Grausame Töchter have included three cover-versions on an album:<br /> <br /> The "Neue Deutsche Welle"-classics "Goldener Reiter" [Joachim Witt] and "Rosemarie" [Hubert Kah] – but also a brand new cover of one of their own songs: "Beleidigte Engel" from their first album.<br /> <br /> "Engel im Rausch" will also be released as limited 2CD edition with a 14-Tracks bonus album, feat. remixes by such acclaimed names as And One, Suicide Commando, Centhron - among others.<br /> <br /> Grausame Töchter stand out as one of the most innovative bands of their genre: Creative, intelligent, and also a "tiny bit" provocative! AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2018 AlterNation Music Magazine Empirion - I Am Electronic/Red Noise http://alternation.eu/empirion-i-am-electronic-red-noise,id,5607,aktualnosci.html 2018-09-17T08:20:07Z <img src="/images/news/201808120908114520834_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> The much admired techno-industrial hybrid act from Essex is coming back with an absolute banger of an EP containing perhaps the strongest tracks of their entire career. 'I Am Electronic' is a grinding breakbeat/trance maelstrom with an irresistible vocoder voice refrain that makes the track instantly recognisable and absolutely irresistible on the dance floor, while 'Red Noise' represents the industrial roots of the band and updates Nitzer Ebb style EBM with IDM elements and strong vocals. Also featuring strong remixes and two exclusive tracks, this is an unmissable comeback! AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2018 AlterNation Music Magazine I:Scintilla - Swayed http://alternation.eu/iscintilla-swayed,id,5606,aktualnosci.html 2018-09-14T08:12:44Z <img src="/images/news/201808120908424616907_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> On "Swayed", I:Scintilla’s brand new studio record, the Chicago-based electronic rock quintet poses several questions - and attempts just as many answers. Alongside charismatic frontwoman Brittany Bindrim, guitarist Jim Cookas, and drummer Vince Grech, joining I:Scintilla’s line-up is bassist Dean Dunakin and guitarist Myles Arwine.<br /> <br /> Recorded and produced by Greg Panciera (Sylvia Massy, Alessandro Cortini of Nine Inch Nails, Dave Bianco) over the course of the past 2 years, marks the first new music from I:Scintilla in four years and their first full length studio record since 2010. Brittany also states "…Our brief hiatus really recharged us creatively. Alongside this renewed passion and our evolution; the political climate, a deeper dive into the world of fine art, introspection, and truly immersing ourselves into the songwriting process has truly shaped this collection of songs and has remolded where we are as a band."<br /> <br /> With the recent first video/single "Carmena Saturna", I:Scintilla not only gave us a first glimpse into this much anticipated new album, but also proved to us once again that only they were able to release such catchy mind-infecting vocal lines ever! A stunning song mixing biting guitar riffs with schizophrenic vocals that go from powerful to mellow to creepy before the entire song deconstructs.<br /> <br /> Now, the album’s explosive, punk-influenced opening track, "Human", has frontwoman Brittany Bindrim asking, "Does this make us human?": a fitting initial question when you consider the band’s new sound - a deep studio exploration that favours organic instrumentation over programmed sounds. But that is just the beginning...<br /> <br /> Next to the hard-hitting groves of "Boxing Glove", "Nothing But Recordings" features a post-punk / new-wave vibe never heard from the band before - piano gives way to synthesizer which, in turn, gives way to driving bass, fuzzed guitars, and distorted rhythms...<br /> <br /> When that introspective mood may strike, look no further than "Mercy Screams". It captures some of the most beautiful moments in I:Scintilla’s entire catalogue. It is a gorgeous, yet strange, composition that cannot be put into words. Following suit are "Seaglass" and "Pieces", each capturing difficult subjects - addiction and death - through powerful, uplifting movements.<br /> <br /> The band can still flex its industrial-rock muscle, which is showcased on "DFTD (Between the Devils)" and "Island". The album closer is the title track, ‘Swayed’, which clocks in at eleven minutes. It is the ultimate apocalyptic punctuation mark for the record. The five band members fire on all cylinders on this odd, yet amazingly impactful, musical journey: tribal rhythms, shoegaze fuzz with soaring vocals, abstract electronics, and one of the heaviest endings you’ll ever hear.<br /> <br /> Throughout the entire album, Bindrim’s lyrics question many aspects of life, reality, and society, she dedicates the last few minutes of the record to just one - have you been swayed? AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2018 AlterNation Music Magazine Henric de la Cour - Gimme Daggers http://alternation.eu/henric-de-la-cour-gimme-daggers,id,5615,aktualnosci.html 2018-09-10T07:04:32Z <img src="/images/news/201808310708438421135_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> It's finally here! The long awaited new album from Henric de la Cour. It´s already been four years since we released "Mandrills" and since then a lot of things has happened. "Gimme Daggers" is Henric's most complete work since he went solo and will leave NO fans disappointed.<br /> <br /> The first 200 copies will be released as a limited edition 2CD version holding 2 additional tracks and is signed by Henric. This version is strictly limited to 200 and when it's gone, it's gone!<br /> <br /> Please note that we have a restriction of maximum 2 copies per customer. We really are not fans of people buying 5 and selling 4 on Discogs. The idea is to reach as many fans as possible. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2018 AlterNation Music Magazine