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Artist: Screaming For Emily (@)
Title: Scriptures
Format: CD EP
Label: North End Records
Distributor: Amazon
Rated: *****
This six song ep is a re-release production recording, which was originally released back in 1987. New Jersey based quartet Screaming For Emily is one of the 80's underground synth-pop bands who started out listening to music like Depeche Mode to The Cure. Then the four good friends formed a band together. Their first debut "Scriptures" ful-fills the ghastly nightmares of what underground pop represents could be achievement. The band used some of Depeche Mode music structure technique from "Construction Time Again" to "Some Great Reward" and gave it a more darker twist by adding their own original ideas to it, which is a good combination. Lance Redaelli deadpan vocals is a reminder of Gene Loves Jezebel vocalist, Michael Ashton. Like all 80's new wave bands, they sport a weird hairstyle, but indeed a good looking keyboard all boy band. "Scriptures" is described deep, thought-provoking, cold, and dark. Yes, it's that good. This ep is flawless. Outstanding tracks
are "The Love", "Another Girl", and "Just A Lie". Polished with sophistication and inspired.
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Artist: SNOWW.WWHITE (@)
Title: Wonderland
Format: CD
Label: Hydra
Rated: *****
Being one of the few female projects into the apocalyptic folk/industrial/martial scene SnowW.Wwhite created a sort of curiosity around her project. Banned from myspace different times she put a disclaimer telling: "SnowW.Wwhite music is intended for entertainment purposes only. SnowW.Wwhite does not advocate any type of government, not even the most or least appealing ones. No ethnic, racial or other minority has been hurt, harmed, maimed or killed in the process of music making". For sure her pictures show a girl fascinated by militaristic clothes (she looks like a German WWII soldier on a free evening) and writing "Order Discipline Dedication Respect!" as a photo comment on Myspace isn't helping that much avoiding the occasional visitor from a certain kind of thoughts. About her album she writes: "Wonderland is the debut album, it will be released in January 2007 which has a martial theme throughout. It focuses on several aspects like youth, innocence and death, the Wonderland album aims to combine the innocence and the reality of youth, military, loss, pride and the abuse especially young people suffer in war and militant conflict". The album tracks are based on militaristic drums and synth pads with the add of melodies that recall me some sort of northern scenarios. It could be interesting for the people fascinated by same sort of culture but musically I didn't find it so attractive. For sure it creates a certain mood that is working if the aim was the creation of an epic scenario but musically is not for me.
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Artist: DEATH OF DAWN
Title: Daylight Extinction
Format: CD
Label: Hydra
Rated: *****
Swansdown side project headed by Casper/Scrape, Death Of Dawn released their first album titled DAYLIGHT EXTINCTION being the first CD issued into the Hydra catalog. The album contains twelve tracks balanced between noise industrial, dark ambient and e.b.m. here and there. Alternating low bitrate samples looped with other noise sources and synth pads, Death Of Dawn is able to create a good ambience that sometimes has also some e.b.m. influences (like on "Ground one" or the following "Shield"). Casper did a particular choice by opening the album with four industrial ambient tracks before showing a dancefloor attitude with the following two tracks. Basically the album switch between these two solutions but prefers the industrial/dark ambient approach. In any case the CD is a good debut and thanks to this alternance of genres it sounds captivating and convincing for the industrial e.b.m. lovers.
Mar 02 2007
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Artist: DOLLS OF PAIN (@)
Title: Dec[a]dance
Format: CD
Label: Hydra
Rated: *****
It was a surprise for me to receive a packet from Salvation Films. I already know them for their catalog of dvd (I also watched some of their releases like the Rollin movies) that covers different genres like bondage, gothic, horror, etc. Anyway, Salvation opened a musical section launching two labels: Hydra (which covers e.b.m., industrial, apocalyptic folk, etc) and Triple silence (which deals with black metal and similar stuff). Their second release is a reissue of the first album by Dolls Of Pain, a French band formed in 2003, which signed a deal with Urgence Disk Record in 2005 and released DEC[A]DANCE the year after. Hydra decided to reissue that album for the English market and to promote the band worldwide. The album contains eleven tracks plus three remixes and I must admit that Dolls Of Pain music is a good blend of industrial e.b.m. with a bit of electro here and there, driven by good synth melodies (they don't use distorted samples) and distorted guitars on the upbeat tracks. The tracklist is well balanced with energetic tracks like "Join pain" or "Inside" or dark electro influenced ones (most of them) like the opening "Bring me some flesh", "Why?" or "Donjon". Sometimes they recalled me some atmospheres of Limbo of the Discordia period. Good debut which will be followed by "Slavehunter" on April, released by Urgence Disk.
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Artist: ARNE WEINBERG
Title: Path Of The Gods
Format: 12"
Label: Arne Weinberg (@)
Distributor: Neuton
Rated: *****
After four years of label changes, postponed release dates and whatsoever, the double vinyl album of Arne Weinberg finally sees the light for his own label. PATH OF THE GODS contains twelve tracks of analogic electronic ambient techno dedicated to twelve different divinities. Every track is an instrumental one and their atmosphere span through different genres of the electronic realm: techno, house, a little bit of i.d.m., ambient, lounge and dance are explored with passion and a bit of will of experimenting with solutions, rhythms and sounds. So, we don't have a track that is totally devoted to the dance floor as well as we don't have a total ambient track. It's a blend of humors and sub genres that keeps this record interesting and fresh. The album will be also be released later this year as a CD with extra tracks.
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