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Artist: Scarlet Slipping (@)
Title: Fire In The Mist
Format: CD
Distributor: Projekt
Rated: *****
Scarlet Slipping is Dawn Wagner, who was the second female who collaborated with Askelon Sain in the gothic/darkwave duo band Trance To The Sun. Her debut release is satisfactory with beauty, feeling, beautiful vocals, breath-taking, hypnotic, and enchanted. The album is darkwave and ethereal. Music so complex with soft synth layers and celtic tribal drum rhythms. Dawn will take you on a cold icy journey that's magical, mystical, enlighten with narrating singing with emotion. A conquest she should admire herself for delivering something different that's fathomless and outstanding. The production work is even superb and polished with perfection. All the songs are written, performed, recorded, and mixed by Ms. Wagner herself. She have the skills of DIY. All nine tracks on cd are incredible to enjoy. Take it from a reviewer who relish Ms. Dawn Wagner's first creative work. Bravo!

1. We Are
2. Severance
3. Scissor Candy
4. Autumn Air
5. Snowflake
6. Your Icy Waters
7. Shatter
8. Chartreuse Moon
9. Feel Me
Nov 07 2006
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Artist: RE/MOVE
Title: Uppercut
Format: CD
Label: Decadance Records (@)
Distributor: Audioglobe
Rated: *****
Coming from Tenerife island, Re/move is a trio that decided to focus their efforts into the creation of what they consider "the next level of e.b.m. music". Basically they decided to keep everything was making of e.b.m. an energetic kind of music (pulsating rhythms and powerful sounds) but they removed what they considered the weak points about the genre (for this reason they called their project Re/move): static live sets and repetition of song structures. Their music recall me a sort of mixture of modern e.b.m. (less industrial and more dancey) mixed with synthpop (clean vocals and defined melodies). They did a process similar to what Covenant did by creating a danceable mixture of melodic e.b.m. but Re/move didn’t clean the sound as much as the Swedish band did, because their aim seems to mix upbeat rhythms with energetic riffs (the guitar is present but the music is not driven by guitar sounds) and danceable tunes also without losing a certain dark vein. The result is convincing but I don’t see it like a revolution of the genre even if "I’m over again" is a great song that is representative of what they were looking for. With more songs like this or like the following "We are the message", I can totally agree with them.
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Artist: RODRIGUES/RODRIGUES/MARSHALL/SANTOS/OLIVEIRA
Title: Kinetics
Format: CD
Label: Creative Sources
Rated: *****
Besides being responsible for the hyper-prolific label Creative Sources, Lisbon improviser Ernesto Rodrigues sometimes pops up in its catalogue with recordings of his own. Here he plays violin and viola together with Guilherme Rodrigues (cello, pocket trumpet), Oren Marshall (tuba), José Oliveira (percussion) and Carlos Santos (electronics, and author of the particularly beautiful layout). Let's say that these 8 untitled tracks, recorded in Lisbon in 2004, are some of the best collective albums in the CS catalogue, in my humble opinion, "Kinetics" being a perfect title for such an animated performance. I will just mention the first track, with its tight interplay of jerks and overlaps, breath overflowing and deep rumblings; or the second one, with whispered vocals, soft noises and electronic hisses; or the chaos running amok in track four. Very nice record throughout.
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Artist: CHIESA/GUIONNET/PETIT/LA CASA
Title: Belvedere
Format: CD
Label: Creative Sources
Rated: *****
"Belvedere" is one of those site-specific improvised records that you tend to expect from soundmakers like Guionnet or La Casa, but it's surely quite different from the Afflux project. Recorded in 2003 in Villa Adriana, home of the late René Quinon, to whom the disc is dedicated, it features Guionnet at alto saxophone, Petit at guitar, David Chiesa at double bass and La Casa at microphones and mixing desk. The latter's "sound catching" activity was particularly important, as various mics were placed both inside and outside the house, to transform it, to quote Guionnet's liner notes, into "a sort of abstract and tentacle-like belvedere plunged into the acoustic space of the place". The performance is portrayed in this single 71-minute track. What does it sound like? Guionnet utters some painful high-end squeals throughout, while both the guitar and the double-bass opt for more minimal and sparse gestures, or subdued drones, and outdoor bird recordings are merged into the whole. I have listened to this record a few times with the highest possible attention, and I honestly find it very irritating. Sometimes in a constructive sense, sometimes not. It is often mysterious and even intimidating, but also has dead weight moments when it just sounds dull and repetitive. It is obviously a matter of subjective perception [duh!], but I think that 71 minutes of this are just too much; what is puzzling and mesmerizing in the first minutes gets boring when repeated for half an hour or so. At the same time, many passages are excellent. After several listenings, this still leaves me confused and dissatisfied.
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Artist: VV.AA.
Title: SCHLAGSTROM - Krrrbrrrtztzkrrr 01
Format: 2 x CD (double CD)
Label: Rustblade (@)
Distributor: Masterpiece Distribution
SCHLAGSTROM - Krrrbrrrtztzkrrr 01 is a double compilation that celebrates one of the best industrial music festival that take place in Berlin. This year was the third time that the festival took place and Rustblade Records decided to set up a 25 tracks double CD featuring contributions from ALL bands that have performed at the festival since its beginning. The tracks you can find here are previously unreleased or special versions and if you love labels such as Hands, Ant Zen or Rustblade this compilation has some gem to dig. Also on the extra section of the second CD you can also find a 5 minutes video with some visual excerpt taken from the festival. Read the tracklist and check if your wish for industrial noise can be fulfilled.
Disc 1 :-
01. Polarlicht - Destroyed India
02. Bahntier - Fractal Desire
03. F.Y.D - Scapegoat
04. Alec Empire - Overdose ( Remix )
05. Punch Inc - Counterstroke
06. Chrysalide - Wake Up
07. Monolith - Dukkha
08. Mezire - Penal Colony
09. DetuneX - Brown Powder
10. Sandblasting - The Butchers ( Extended Remix )
11. IO - Disorder
12. Acrylik - No Evolution
13. Mono No Aware - Yume No Ato

Disc 2 :-
01. Sonic Area - Cruelle
02. Asche vs Morgenstern - Something Evil
03. Synascape - Folded Sheets Of Silver
04. Marita Schreck - Tango Dynamic
05. CX2 - Neuss Heisst Lärm
06. Dive - Reported ( Live )
07. Zelle 40 - Dumb ( Remix by Lacasa Del Cid )
08. Sonar - Backwards
09. ZX81 - R2-02 ( The Revenge )
10. Dr. Nexus - Academical Disease
11. Klangstabil - Super2
12. The Implicator Order - The Fall Of Jachin And Boaz
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