Electronics / EBM / Electronica
Industrial Music / Industrial Metal / Aggro Industrial / Electro Metal
Industrial Noise / Power Noise / Harsh Noise
Synth Pop / Electro Pop / Synth-Electronica
Techno / Trance / Goa / Drum'n'Bass / Jungle / Tribal / Trip-Hop
Ambient / Electronica / Ethereal / Dub / Soundscapes / Abstract
Experimental / Avantgarde / Weird & Wired / Odd / Field Recording
Dark / Gothic / Wave / New Wave / Dark Wave / Industrial Gothic
After several years from their debut album "Blutgeld" and after being joined by the new member Enrico Laukner (a.k.a. Cyborg Of Tactical Noise) on samples, Cyborg Attack are back. Cyborg Attack is one of those bands that have always being true to their style and the second album STOERF***TOR follows the steps of its predecessor. Their classic German e.b.m. in your face style is always joined by the growls of vocalist Sandro and the basic melodies of the tracks are helped by obsessive rhythms and industrial attitude. Even if this music is followed mainly by a fanbase tracks like "Hammer smashed face", "Born dead", "Trauma" or "Blasphemie" are good dance floor potential hits.
Jul 03 2006
Formed by DJ Ashley Casselle, Ben Lost on vocals and with the help of Paul Rogers (Sasha's collaborator) and house producer Asad Risvi, The Remote on their first album TOO LOW TO MISS are able to blend 80s flavour electronic songs (check "She’s going out tonight") with house rhythms and electro techno catchy moments (like on "Big design"). Even if their style is mixing with the genres they are able to create a fresh mixture where the déjà vu is out of sight. Tracks like "Play it rosa" remind me of Paul Haig but The Remote produce tracks where pop melodies are surrounded by tiny bleeps, strong rhythms and thousand of other electronic sounds that layered make you lose your senses. Often you'll find yourself being attracted by the sounds while you were following the melody of a song. The 80s new wave influence is present in many tracks but if you want to check a catchy one, try the instrumental "Right meat" or the closing "Change your mind". If you look for electro punk, check the "Like you" guitars but if you want to try some electro ambient "Bream" is the one for you. This is a cool way of mixing genres and TOO LOW TO MISS is an album you’d want to check if you are into new wave and electro dance sounds.
Jul 02 2006
After remixing and giving their punk attitude to tons of records from well known electro acts of the likes of Miss Yetti, Pink Grease, Beroshima, Boy George, Atomizer, Bruder und Kronstädta Feat. Nina Hagen, Lola Angst, etc. The Scandals are about to release their first album really soon. Just before the release of their CD, Pale Music decided to produce a Scandals 12" for the SERIAL KILLER TRACKS series. The 12" contains three versions of "My life nightlife": the first version is the "Original track" and it is a dancey punk tune mid tempo with clean guitars and '80s bassline and synths. The second one is the "Weaver's dub" version: it slows down a little bit the original one expanding the vocal parts and removing the guitar but pumping the bass part. The third tune is the "Pitsui Rmx" and in this version the track changes it's skin a lot, really. From punk rock it turns into an orchestral dramatic soundtrack with picked strings and drums in evidence. There's also a part where a bass is added and the drums upbeat part give strength to the dark one played by the strings. The effect is really catchy and particular and this just proves that SERIAL KILLER TRACKS was a good idea!
Jun 30 2006
"Hush" is the second release from Spain's Charlotte's Shadow that sizzles with old school goth rock and new romantic. Now signed on a new label called Art Records. A follow-up release from their previous successful first debut "Love & Hate/No Tears", which was released off France label Cynfeirdd. "Hush" provide the first single "Wherever You Are", you can also see the music video on their website. J. Catala vocal is brooding and dark and blends well with the music as well. All 11 tracks on disc are worth listening to, such as "Take Me Away", "Lonely Life", "Show Me", "How Can I Tell You", and the self-titled "Hush". The cd also contains two bonus tracks; "Cruces", which is sung by female singer, "Silvia Bascuriana, who did the lead and background; and "Pet Cemetary". Charlotte's Shadow lays the foundation of captivating the 80's sound what bands from the era was doing at that time; combining guitars with keyboard melodies. Children and fan of the 80's will find this welcome release appealing. The melodies and emotional lyrics will grab you instantly. After repeated listens, these songs will etch themselves into your memory banks. This band rocks!!!!
Jun 29 2006
This' a double debut: both for the label and for the musician, this' a drony experience hence if "lysergic emanations" is what you're still looking for, well go on reading, please. The genealogic tree of drone-music could be divided in different categories and "Orange of" could be filed under the "melodic" one... like Kranky? yesss...the good feature is the same, above all if you have in mind the most electronic oriented releases of their catalogue but it’s more melodic and lass psychedelic, I’d say softer than many artists on Kranky. Who knows, probably this record is an electronic oriented one more than a "dronic" one but I think by what I’ve said you got more or less what kind of listening it is. I don't know that much about Ashis Mahapatra but he's been able to amaze me from the very first listening, his music is cerebral but not depressive at all and has a touch of "joyous eternity" which fits really well with summer's stillness. Too bad the layout is ok but as good as the cd, cause this berlinese? indian? american?...no I’ve not gone completely out of mind, this release has been composed and recorded between Brooklyn, Berlin and New Delhi. You think this particular in itself is irrelevant? No way, this music is borne out of a mind trip and really helps to trip away.