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Artist: ALEC EMPIRE
Title: Intelligence And Sacrifice
Format: 2 x CD (double CD)
Label: Santeria (@)
Distributor: Audioglobe
Alec Empire is or was (since I don't know if his main band disbanded) Atari Teenage Riot's singer. He for sure gathered a lot of experience with his main band as performer as well as sonic/noise manipulator. This new CD is a double one and contains two different CDs: the first one similar to the ideas he carried on with ATR and the second one as he says is "electronic music without any vocals, a cycle that never ends". To give you an idea about how he conceived his music, read the band's members that played with him at their first big shows at Japan?s Fuji Rock Festival: Charlie Clouser from Nine Inch Nails on synths, famous Japanese noise legend MERZBOW on drums, Gabe Serbian from The Locust on a second kit, and ATR?s NIC ENDO on synths/keyboards. Nic is also a permanent member in the band and is responsible for all the special effects, sounds, noises, and the "Third World War" 14 minute apocalyptic finale of the last song "New World Order". All the tracks of the first CD are like a sonic assault and tracks like "The Ride" or "Addicted To You" are really immediate. A CYCLE THAT NEVER ENDS is the subtitle of the second CD and musically it recalls me the first Cabaret Voltaire experiments but played with digital instruments and hip hop breaks. This CD has been a sort of surprise as well as "2641998", the twentynine minutes long track which opens the CD, is really particular and based on a sequenced loop (do you remember DAF's tracks?). With this one you can taste the most experimental side of the man and I assure you that it's really enjoyable.
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Artist: VV.AA.
Title: Moonlight Corporation
Format: CD
Label: Sector 19 (@)
Distributor: Sector 19
This release by the independent Sector19 features industrial musicians from the US, UK, Italy, Germany, Belgium and France. It opens with a track from the French group Jailbird which sounds amazingly like The Young Gods. The second track is by the industrial rap group SMP which have gained quite a bit of notoriety on the Net of late and have had music featured in various public spots as well. Projeria is more of a hard driving beat heavy industrial pounding with a bit of Noise influence. Aiboforcen has been featured on many indie comps lately and it's easy to see why. They combine elements of Industrial, Synthpop and EBM into a sort of futuristic pop sound. Six Past Seven combines some heavy Noise influences with Industrial throb and repition. Mouth of Indifference combines Industrial with a sort of trip-hop and ambient feel. Chaos Engine, a mainstay of Wasp Factory Recordings, is an Industrial rock group which sometimes reminds me of Sex Gang Children with their dark and nearly punk elements. System 81 creates a sort of cyber-noise ambient texture. Arkam Asylum, also on Wasp Factory, is also industrial rock but having more of a sound that reflects what might happen if you combined Alien Sex Fiend with Marilyn Manson. Mneumonic takes into a more Front Line Assembly like territory with "Human Fragments" which combines elements of the cyber sound with drum-n-bass and other elements known to the FLA sound like the dark whispery vocals. Tin.RP is ambient Noise. Mind Flux is metal industrial with grovelly vocals and caustic overtones. St. John's Eve is also a Noise track with lots of distorted vocals and an overall mellow and very dark tone. Monoid is the side project of Martin Steinebach also known for his industrial ritual project Conscientia Peccati. However, Monoid deals more with the hard beat and distortion aspects of Industrial music but also contains some tonal and atmospheric elements. The song by AutoCad is very digitalia and Kraftwerkian in it's overall structure. Reminds me somewhat of Trans Europe Express for some reason. Silencer is anything but, it is Noise - loud and chaotic. This second track by Jailbird is very different from the first and is more Gothic in general overtone.
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Artist: BERND SPRING
Title: Bernd Spring
Format: CD
Label: Suggestion Records (@)
Printed in 50 copies as a CDr (as all the Verato Project releases) this is the second album by sound-experimentalist Mr. Bernd Spring, also known from his own Records Label Dhayna Records and his experimental bass-rock project DEEP. The CD contains one hour of floating/dreaming noises all in eight tracks. To be honest I prefer the other Verato CDs Claudius sent me because here the tracks tend to be long and a little static (even if the sounds are different for each track) and I lose attention and this kind of sounds in such a situation become like a buzz in my ear...
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Artist: EEYOW KAROOM
Title: Aggro Stations Volume 1
Format: CD
Label: Suggestion Records (@)
Eeyow Karoom is a side project from Mr. Cosmo (Cosmonauts Hail Satan, IronManAvenga) based on power electronics. The CD contains twelve untitled tracks which their loops, exploding sounds and treated keyboard sounds create a nightmerish atmosphere. Each track has got a different approach and sounds so the listening isn't annoying. The effect created is able to deviate your attention from reality and even if you don't like disturbing noises you'll find it like the flow of a river of noise which sometimes is culling you and sometimes it's turbulent.
Artist: OVUM
Title: Ruskprick
Format: 3" MiniCD
Label: Suggestion Records (@)
Released in a limited print of only 50 this 3" MCD contains seventeen minutes of ambient industrial noise. Even if three tracks and a bunch of minutes aren't enough to judge a project the first time you approach to it, I've got to say that I liked Ovum a lot. It could be that the dark atmospheres and the drones he uses are interesting and disturbing at the same time, but the thing that thrilled me most is the cover version of "I Wanna Be Your Dog". I could never imagined something like this: the melody is build with humming sounds and the vocals are far away just like echoes in a windy day. Good enough to begging for more.
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