Signal Aout 42 - Insurrection2019-05-29 (News)
Six years after "Inspiration" Signal Aout 42 strike back with "Insurrection". The Belgian EBM legend focus their strength and are completely unstoppable on the new album. Impulsive beats celebrate the battle of the machines that has never been that versatile yet tasteful.
Being revolutionists of electronic music Signal Aout 42 unified EBM and New Beat and wrote history doing that, now it is time to commemorate this history. "Insurrection" is a summary of all that SA42 has done until today", Jacky Meurisse summarizes "My music evolves at the same time as me. It's like good wine, I'm getting better with time." Well, the taste was worth the mature this time.
Kirlian Camera - Hellfire2019-05-27 (News)
From "Hologram Moon", the deceiving emanation of a celestial body to "Hellfire" is only a small step it seems. But this link between Kirlian Cameras last successful album and their forthcoming record "Cold Pills" has undergone many changes.
Originally intended as a 2nd single of "Hologram Moon", and a successor to 2017's club anthem "Sky Collapse" (performed together with Covenants Eskil Simonsson), this record has undergone a lot of iterations. At first it was planned as a limited edition single, then as a remix E.P. (Metaluna, Polar HIS), and then came … "Hellfire".
This cover version of one of the signature tracks of the TV series "Lucifer" does not only show that Kirlian Camera are adapt viewers of recent Fantasy and Science Fiction tv novels, it shows them also at the peak of their creativity and arrangement skills. We know, it sounds rather not believable, coming from a record labels one-sheet but "Hellfire" is definitely among the strongest songs of Kirlian Camera's decade-long endeavor to fuse sinister and solemn arrangements into erotic electronic pop structures. The grandezza of this song makes our hairs on our arms stand up: "Hellfire, Hellfire - take my soul".
Cryo - The Fall of Man2019-05-24 (News)
One of Swedens biggest exports in the electronic music scene, Cryo's album "The Fall of Man" is modern, progressive electro blending seamlessly with classic cold, melodic EBM.
With a nod to the classic giants such as Front 242's "Geography" and a view of the future of electro-EBM, Cryo is in the leading edge of electronic music, constantly seeking new paths, exploring new ways avenues of industrial.
Statiqbloom - Asphyxia2019-05-21 (News)
Drawing from the grittiness of early Industrial and EBM, Statiqbloom (Fade Kainer/ Denman C. Anderson) combine hard beats and haunting electronics with disorienting vocals to create pulsing raw Post-Industrial.
Their new album, 'Asphyxia', intricately weaves a dark, hallucinogenic path of intricate and grim electronics. Uncompromising, layered, and brilliant, a benchmark for the future of dark electronics.
Nero Bellum - NFRNº2019-05-17 (News)
Nero Bellum is an Industrial-Metal act from Psyclon Nine. The band presents its eponymous solo project. Recorded live over two years, each piece in this collection an exploration of synthesis in the modular domain. Each piece was improvised, with no overdubs, and without the use of computers in the creative process. The result is ominous, heavily atmospheric, percussive, dark, experimental modular electronica.
Bellum says of this project "We live in a time in which electronic music has become foolproof and "Âperfect" with a level of mathematical/computational precision never seen before. To my ears this perfection has become stagnant to the point of sterility. With most music being entirely composed within a virtual environment I decided to embark on a journey to find physical instruments that would resonate with my desire to create an antithesis to the current state of electronic music. My goal was to find songs through experimentation while capturing every click and pop in the process. Every imperfection that would otherwise be edited out and discarded would be celebrated and pushed forward to the center of my canvas.
Says Bellum of this project: "My journey would guide me into the world of modular synthesis. The concept of an instrument that could be customized & reconfigured to my liking was very appealing. While many "Âfixed-format" synthesizers offer presets that can promote repetition, modular synthesizers force the user to build an instrument from the ground up.
Following in the footsteps of West Coast synthesis pioneers Morton Subotnik & Suzanne Ciani I became enamored with the Buchla format & philosophy. Using controlled uncertainty to invoke evolution. Exploring harmonic relationships as they apply to modulation to cultivate new timbres. Allowing the instrument to have a vote in an otherwise undemocratic symbiosis.
"NFRNº" is the result of these experiments. While hundreds of hours of music have been recorded, these 11 songs were chosen to showcase the broad range of emotion that can be accessed. Each song is a reflection of a feeling in a fleeting moment."
Coil - Swanyard2019-05-14 (News)
Nearly 150 minutes of previously unreleased Coil recordings. All written and recorded between years 1993 to 1996. Selected and assembled by Danny Hyde [Electric Sewer Age, ex-Coil, ex-Psychic TV, ex-Black Light District] from the studio archives.
Commissioned artwork by Steven Stapleton, from a recalled dream by Jhon Balance. All mastering by Martin Bowes (Attrition) in a Cage Studio. Double-CD Version in digipak, featuring the same 23 Tracks as on the Triple-Vinyl.