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Statiqbloom - Asphyxia

2019-05-21 (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 - NFRNº

2019-05-17 (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 "œperfect" 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 "œfixed-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 - Swanyard

2019-05-14 (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.

Black Lung - The Great Manipulator

2019-05-10 (News)

David Thrussell has been busy in his outback bunker. 
The controversial and provocative antipodean is ready to present to the world the brand new Black Lung album - "The Great Manipulator".
A profound journey into sound - a cinematic symphony of subtle powernoise, haunting electro and hypnotic ambience - "The Great Manipulator" explores magic, control, power, stealth and philosophy.
A sublime, timeless and otherworldly sound design inhabits every angular movement and informs most every sonic gesture.

Though at home in the shadows, Black Lung is not without notable successes. Early Black Lung albums were club chart hits in France, Italy and other European territories, the most recent Black Lung album "Muzak From The Hive Mind" debuted at #1 in the European Alternative Charts and across 2018 Black Lung headlined major European festival dates.

"The Great Manipulator" is a landmark album - an alliance of sound, intent and exploration, with extensive and scholarly original liner notes by Alexander Bovdunov that investigate the occult as contemporary agent of power and influence.

Coil - Porto

2019-05-03 (News)

"Porto" is the only authorized bootleg of a Coil live performance. Coil performed on 21 June 2003 at the Casa da Música Festival in Porto, Portugal. Present on stage that night were Peter Christopherson, Ossian Brown and Thighpaulsandra. Jhonn Balance was not part of the lineup, possibly due to his drug and alcohol addictions. Because of his absence the music on this recording is entirely instrumental. The show was also notable for being Ossian's last appearance with Coil. Royalties will be paid to the remaining artists involved in the concert. The CD was first released in September 2006 in a limited run of 600 copies, with 6 slightly different Cover designs, in special thin transparent plastic bag packagings. This re-release comes in regular Jewel Box and new design.

Massive Ego - Church For The Malfunctioned

2019-04-19 (News)

Massive Ego return with their new album, "Church For The Malfunctioned" a much harder beast than what has gone before, built on beats the like of which we’ve not heard from this band. With songs challenging the very core of religious beliefs and questioning it’s role in todays society.

Built on solid 80's electro pop foundations, "Church For The Malfunctioned" combines Industrial elements alongside gothic tones and euphoric highs. The result is harder, louder and more angry than ever before, whilst remaining barefaced catchy at the same time. "Where the first album was a tentative toe dipped into the dark scene, this album sees us plunging in head first and swimming" vocalist Marc Massive comments, "Because we wear black, smudged eyeliner and listen to dark bands we are often viewed as ‘malfunctioned’ or weird in the eyes of mainstream society, so why not join a new church, a new religion, that want’s to celebrate this lifestyle rather than preying to fake Gods".

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