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Artist: IN THE NURSERY (@)
Title: An Ambush Of Ghosts
Format: CD
Label: ITN Corporation
Distributor: Audioglobe


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First issued in their Third Mind period back in 1993 AN AMBUSH OF GHOSTS has finally been reprinted by In The Nursery's own label ten years after. Released between "Duality" (already reprinted a couple of years ago) and "Anatomy Of A Poet" the album has got the same imprint and musical atmospheres of the mentioned albums even if it's a musical score. ITN were commissioned to write the filmscore after the director Everett Lewis heard some of their music and decided that it was perfect for the psychologic drama the movie was about. The film presentation sheet talked about it as a dark, hallucinatory voyage into the mind of George Bets (Stephen Dorff), a Los Angeles teenager who ten years before witnessed the accidental killing of his seven year old brother by their mother Irene (Geneviève Bujoid). The following years where tough for a youngster who had to face his mother's insanity and his own fears. George's ineffectual father, Bill (Bruce Davidson) is often forced to rely on restraints and sedatives to subdue his wife. Even if George tries to lead a normal teenager's life, he is unable to escape from his past. Just like his mother, George goes over into his own internal world - a world where he can protect his brother. The Humberstone brothers wrote the whole score helped by oboist Jill Crowther and cellist Catherine Bassill. Even if they had the complete control over the soundtrack (in fact they recorded everything on their own studio in Sheffield) the movie production hired a producer and a musical adviser to oversee the final mixing session. The twenty tracks are dreamy and disturbing at the same time as the duo wanted to preserve the movie's atmosphere. In "White Robe", for example, the tension grows little by little with a percussion crescendo which explode in the initial part of "Cop Shed". If you already know the other In The Nursery soundtracks as "Hindle Wakes", mind that this is a totally different one and you'll like it if you dig the dark side of the band. P.s. This reissue has got also as a bonus track "When I Write To You".
Artist: Letrotek (@)
Title: Letrotek
Format: CD
Distributor: MP3
Who ever thought techno music will come out of the deep south of Birmingham, Alabama where the Civil Rights Movement all started? There's a few good artists here in my hometown who needs to be expose to the public and Letrotek is one of them. The techno duo released two albums at the same time. The first one is their self-titled that features 9 danceable tracks. This is a standard minimalist dance album that the djs can play at the rave clubs and parties. You get songs like "Gruve Theory", "Warp Speed", "Dive Deep", "Atmozpherik Dizturbanze", "Galaxy Unknown" and the house track "Dance" that features one of the half member, Eric Carwell's wife, Randi on vocals. Letrotek can make a name for themselves in the dance scene, but only if they push their albums out so they can get some recognition. They're too good and deserve publicity.
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Artist: PULBY
Title: The Soundfreeze E.P.
Format: MCD (Mini CD)
Label: Dead Digital (@)
First Dead Digital released the Pulby/Primitive Painter 7", then the Primitive Painter MCD and then this release: Pulby's THE SOUNDFREEZE E.P. I already appreciated their "Water From Different Falls" coming from the split 7" with Primitive Painter. In this new release the band bring us four new tracks of their melancholic music. "Seven Days In Space" is the highlight of this E.P. with its dreamy atmosphere, whispered vocals and light trumpet. Also "Highlights" and "Big White" are catchy tunes but more rhythmic respect the opening track. "The End Of The Soundfreeze" is the most experimental track of the lot and with its piano tune, like a lament, close this cool E.P. Surely for a whole album they'd need a little more energy to keep listener's attention up for forty minutes but I'm sure they'd do something good. It's not rock nor electronic but Pulby's music contains them both and it's worth checking it out.
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Artist: PUNISH YOURSELF (@)
Title: Disco Flash: Warp 99
Format: CD
Label: Geisha Machine
Punish Yourself are coming from France and they define themselves as "punkindustechnodancecore". They're wild and their music is mixture of sound samples, machines, distorted voices, guitars, dance beats, 60s movies dialogues, etc. The band is formed by four guys and a girl and they have already toured France, Spain, Belgium, Portugal, Switzerland and Germany / eastern Europe is to follow. They toured with: Das Ich, Hanin Elias (Atari Teenage Riot), LT-No, Treponem Pal, Rozz Williams (Christian Death), Gitane Demone (Christian Death), Victims family Total Eclipse and many other french bands : Mass Hysteria, Lofofora, Seven Hate, Spina, Spicy Box, Ez3kiel. DISCO FLASH: WARP 99 is their second CD and their sound is like a mix between the wild side of Ministry, NIN, KMFDM and similars. The fourteen songs of the CD don't exitate in presenting immediately an "in your face" attitude and tracks like "(Let's Build A) Station In Space", "Blast Off Siddharta Junkie" and generally all of them will drive you crazy. Live they are for sure a thrilling experience, you can check the clip of "Station" which is on this CD and you'll realise what a show Punish Yourself can give to their audience: body painted with fluorescent paints, post nuclear look and a wild attitude! Energy is the way to go and Punish Yourself are its prophet.
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Artist: BLACK SUN (@)
Title: Awaken Of The Hidden
Format: CD
Label: Self Released
Sixth release and second CD for this band coming from Rome. Black Sun born in 1994 thanks to Luca Basili. Over the years he produced different demos and a CD since Louder joined the band to give his vocals to four out of nine tracks of the last CD (on other three there's the female voice of Tiny Torfs as guest singer). AWAKEN OF THE HIDDEN gathers remixed versions of tracks that have been recorded since 1994 until nowadays. Most of them have been picked up from the demo "Alone In The Wood". Musically they remind me of the first Limbo period, when the band was most influenced by goth than by e.b.m. The dark atmospheres and the Italian language used in most of the tracks make of this CD an interesting one: maybe sometimes the production is a little naive but the result is never boring. Electronic, techno and goth are the main influences of the band and if you love these genres you could give them a listen by checking their mp3 page.
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