Euringer - Euringer2018-10-15 (News)
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 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.
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 -- it better be good!
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."
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 escapist reality.
"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 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."
Rave The Reqviem - FVNERAL [sic]2018-10-12 (News)
"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.
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Architect - Deconvolution2018-10-10 (News)
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.
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...
Grausame Töchter - Engel im Rausch2018-10-08 (News)
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.
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".
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?
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!
For the first time Grausame Töchter have included three cover-versions on an album:
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.
"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.
Grausame Töchter stand out as one of the most innovative bands of their genre: Creative, intelligent, and also a "tiny bit" provocative!
Empirion - I Am Electronic/Red Noise2018-09-17 (News)
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!
I:Scintilla - Swayed2018-09-14 (News)
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.
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."
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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?