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Artist: METAORGANISM
Title: I: Baphomet
Format: CD
Label: Some Place Else (@)
Rated: *****
Divided into five different movements I:BAPHOMET is the first album of a series of audio documents performed by Niko Skorpio under the Metaorganism moniker. The sounds created for this album form an entity on its own: Niko linked different analogue and digital devices which were communicating data back and forth. Each slight change in the chain could have changed the resulting sound. In this way the human interaction was very limited and the tracks made of drones, hisses, frequencies are like recordings of distant galaxies. Niko and his machines created a sort of dark ambient/alchemical suites ruled by Baphomet, the devilish goat who has written Solve/Coagula on his/her arms. If you are into ritual music like the early Ain Soph records, try this one...
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Artist: JEAN CLAUDE ADES
Title: Finally!
Format: CD
Label: Swings Records (@)
Producing and djing for the last decade the French-German Munich-Ibiza based guy called Jean Claude Ades is releasing on October the tenth his first full length album titled FINALLY! Released by Swing Records/Great Stuff the album contains twelve tracks where Jean breaks every boundary by mixing a lot of genres. Since the opening "Spanish Harlem" you'll be stimulated by a techno base duetting with a Spanish style guitar with the add, on the final part, of a soul/house vocal. The following "Shingaling" is a classic salsa track written by Louie Ramirez in the 60s and then recorded by Kako And His Orchestra. Jean mixed the latter version with techno inserts and pumping mid tempo rhythms. The following "Total love" mix classic techno bass lines with house vocals but changing a little the formula here and there with electro/funk moments. The album mix reworked versions of past hits like "I begin to wonder" the Danni Minogue hit that now is present with its "2008 remix" (its has more techno inserts and more tweaking on Dannii vocal parts). Also present "Someday", "Fly Away", "Slap That Bitch" which have been produced with German house star Tom Novy and performed by ex-Snap vocalist and Madonna background singer Niki Harris. With her we have on guest vocals Tara Mc Donald (Armand van Helden’s top vocalist who also stars in the new David Guetta single). Personally I'm not into house music at all but I really appreciated the way Jean Claude Ades mixed the genres and how he used the techno parts (see the inserts on "Out there" for example or the whole "Slap that bitch" and "African voices").
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Artist: MAN’S LAST GREAT INVENTION
Title: None
Format: CDS (CD Single)
Label: Eh? (@)
Rated: *****
It took me a while to review, but it was worth the wait, infact a good record is still a good record after a while..sometimes that’s not the way it is, you’re right, above all when coming down to genres like electronics which really linked to the sound... but this really far from electronics. Man's Last Great Invention share much more with psychedelia than many other bands using drones and feedbacks, do to the lo-fi nature of this recording and to the really good quality of the music they reminded me a lot of an underrated band from the not so recent K records catalogue, I’m talking about Yume Bitsu (..hey after having wrote their name I’ve discovered I’ve just one of their 4 releases, shame on me). The band was somehow Kranky oriented but more minimal, more punky and if you ask me these characteristics are quite similar to MLGI, in someway the fact they’re on this subsidiary label of Public Eyesore can confirm my opinion, but I repeat: the comparison to such a good band as Yume Bitsu is much than deserved. The package in someway follows the recording and is quite minimal but equally as good and after drone music had become in someway quite popular they’ve gained enough point to go and break your money-pig to give em some money. Differently from other releases on Eh? Label, this one is not "anal" and hyper-cerebral but is much more accessible... maybe it will lead also some inveterate freaks into some new kinds of psychedelia. While the recording is rough but expressive the only possible remark is that concerning the division of this whole session in tracks, ok, they probably did it to help the listener have some rest during this trippy listening, but this’ nothing but a long session and also well done, therefore there’s no need to cut it... if the dear 2008-listener can’t take the time to listen to a long session, well he or she can go fuck himself (freak power!...or "grind finale"! But I’m fed up with people complaining about long records).
Artist: Scarlet Slipping (@)
Title: Hound
Format: CD
Label: Shinto (@)
Rated: *****
Scarlet Slipping new debut is a haunting and creepy dark album. Fantastic beautiful and ethereal that will torment the mind and soul to keep you awake in the darkness. One of the most best gothic album release in 2008. Dawn Wagner, a talented young woman who is behind the project will take you on a hellish ride on a road that's narrow and then a twisted dead end where death occurs. The synths layers on the tracks are dynamically soft. Each track maintains a slow beat accept one, but the melodies are the highlight of the cd. All 12 tracks sets the perfect pace for the album. I considered "Hound" to be a dramatic theme for a motion picture soundtrack. It sets a mood and create an intense dark atmosphere. A suspense thriller and horror combination. The way Dawn sings is ghostly enchanting with emotions by telling a story. This young female performer is original. No other artist come to mind when one listen to this album. And that's a good thing. For the record, melancholic and sadness interlocks, which describes at its best.

The track "Paralyzed" will heave up a cold chilling feel in your spine. My most favorite track "Slow Death" is a suicide song. A cello that's synthesized is played slowly with feeling. So beautifully enchanting and enticing and hypnotized, which is great to listen to while taking a walk through the cemetary. The lovely "Firefly" sounds like a carousel song. I can picture it being played in an animation film. Through the music, perfect vocal harmonies, well-versed lyricism, the listener is taken to the depths of darkness of Scarlet Slipping on a dark journey experience. All Goths must purchase this cd.

Tracklistings:
1. Forward, You, Me
2. Paralyzed
3. Transend Now To Nebula
4. Light Invades
5. Shock & Glow
6. Hound
7. Slow Death
8. Firefly
9. Sleeping Ghosts
10.House of Stone
11. Breathe
12. Death Melody
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Artist: BOY FROM BRAZIL
Title: L'Amour, le Sexe, la Drogue, la Mort
Format: 12"
Label: Pale Music
Distributor: Neuton
Rated: *****
Personal project of the German-Palestinian artist, rock musician, transformist, art curator, journalist and part-time actor Razi Barakat, Boy From Brazil is bringing to the lovers of electro a cool 12" that unfortunately contains only the main track and a remix of it reworked by Plastique De Rêve. The original tune is a crawling mid tempo based on a simple synth bass line/vocals duet with the adding of few guitar/piano/pads lines which enrich the arrangement. The theatrical vocals of Razi catch the attention and make sound the song fresh and sexy. The remix version is more intriguing and mysterious and it's also more dance floor oriented. Check it... P.s. You can also check the song's video at Boy From Brazil's myspace page http://www.myspace.com/boyfrombrazil
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