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Ad:Key - Resonanz

2020-08-17 (News)

On "Resonanz", their very aptly titled 6th full length studio album, Berlin-based duo Ad:Key resume their celebration of their Electronic Body Music roots merging blasting bass lines, hammering beats, catchy synth melodies and powerful combinations of male and female vocals using both German and English languages.

Besides these very characteristic elements which all contributed, release after release, to the amazing ascension of Ad:Key’s trademark on the underground electro scene, the symbiotic duo of Andrea and Rene Nowotny take us one step further, revealing the production and songwriting maturity they have once again gained since the release of "Reanimator" in November 2017. They intelligently play with minimal analogue synth melodies to reinforce the melodic side of their work, fuse them with hi-energy sequences and top them off with meticulously arranged rhythm patterns which come and reinforce their murderous basslines, while the vocals also gain in both force and diversity, remaining straight and powerful, but being also backed by more spoken, sensual or whispered parts, or even vocoded words…
this new album, the Ad:Key couple also dare to bring us on to the dangerous battlefield of "love" shamelessly disclosing their inner feelings made of love, pain and disappointments, while always keeping some "tongue in cheek" lyrics here and there to avoid becoming too serious…

"Resonanz" reveals to us that Ad:Key at the top of their form, playing hard-hitting classic EBM songs at best evoking the pioneers of the genre in the likes of Nitzer Ebb or Die Krupps reaching peaks on "Der Letzte Tanz" or the addictive "Ich Will, Dass Du Jetzt Gehst" (is it Miss Kitten playing DAF?), but also more melodic body pop tunes à la And One meets Bigod 20 ("Herz Lass Los", "This Is Not The Time", "You Can’t Fuck Me"…) while being daring with some more experimental compositions with the slower vocoded "Schlachtfeld Der Liebe", the minimal and poingnant "Du Und Ich", the lingering atmospheric "I Stay" or yet the Depeche Mode'sque "Nur Der Mond".

"Resonanz" is bound to be the German body-pop album of the year! Enjoy Ad:Key’s electronic body music with an additive melodic edge and dominating lush fronting female vox. To love and abuse without moderation.
 

KMFDM - IN DUB

2020-08-10 (News)

KMFDM takes the Ultra Heavy Beat to the next level with 'IN DUB', reinterpreting some of the best known songs of the group's 35 year career into a blistering set of dubbed-out grooves and atmospheres.
With a history of addressing political issues and encouraging social revolution, KMFDM reaches back to it's earliest roots in dub to present a fresh take on what it truly means to Rip the System!

God Module - The Unsound Remixes

2020-08-03 (News)

The Unsound Remixes features 17 re-imagined versions of God Module's most recent album. 
Iris, E.S.A, System Syn, Funker Vogt, Velvet Acid Christ, Ghostfeeder, Rodney Anonymous (Dead Milkmen/7th Victim), and more put their unique touches to songs from The Unsound.
God Module is a standout artist in the genre, and 'The Unsound Remixes' is an exceptional accompaniment to an extraordinary album.

Ost+Front - Dein Helfer In Der Not

2020-07-27 (News)

Thundering guitars, marching beats and blazing lyrics – Ost+Front celebrate their own trademarks and impressively demonstrate their leading position in the Neue Deutsche Härte genre.

"If you want Ost+Front, you‘ll get Ost+Front. Always on the highest level. Always at the limit!", singer Hermann Ostfront sets direction. The band delivers and shows full strength on "Dein Helfer in der Not". At the same time they send their fans a clear message in those weird times: "With this album we want to reach out to you, take your hand and help you getting back on your feet. We are Ost+Front – your helpers in times of need!" While other bands lose bite over time, Ost+Front show their teeth: "Dein Helfer in der Not" is pure adrenaline for the continuously growing fan base and a provocative piece of art, that for sure not everybody will enjoy. Between morbid tales and observance of society the songs play with the listeners expectations and are tough material while still being catchy: "We are the mirror of society. The abysses of humankind, social grievances, sexual limits - we dare to say that out loud. This album is a documental masterpiece of its finest.", Hermann comments. "Dein Helfer in der Not" will be released as regular album CD, 2-CD Digipak with additional tracks and remixes, limited 2-LP as well as limited box edition including the Digipak version, hip flask, emergency set, a face mask, a hand numbered ownership certificate signed by the band plus an additional bonus CD of exclusive songs.

Clan Of Xymox - Spider On The Wall

2020-07-09 (News)

For more than three decades, Clan Of Xymox has been revered for its signature blend of melancholic rock.
Following the beautiful singles "She" & "Lovers", 2020 sees the release of the new album "Spider On The Wall".
The album is an artistic triumph for the band. Dark and intimate, while masterfully exploring signature dark electro-gothic sound that has made the act adored around the world.

Statiqbloom - Beneath The Whelm

2020-07-06 (News)

Statiqbloom combine hard beats and haunting electronics with disorienting vocals to create pulsing raw Post-Industrial.
The new album, 'Beneath The Whelm', sees a sharpened progression for Statiqbloom.
It combines hallucinogenic synths, seething rhythms and grim atmospherics into a thunderous set of dark electro.


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