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Artist: PSYCHE
Title: ENDANGERED SPECIES
Format: CD
Label: Art of Fact (@)
Darrin Huss and Remi Szyszka is back with a new album, a follow up from their previous "The Hiding Place," which there is a remix of the song on this synth-pop, ambient and ebm disc, "Endangered Species." Hardfloor beats, futuristic & digital synths sounds will move you to songs like "Renegades", "Damaged Soul," and "The Beyond." Some of the tracks have remixes with the help of Massiv In Mensch, Negative Format, and others.
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Artist: ANY QUESTIONS? (@)
Title: PREY FOR DEATH
Format: CD
Label: Floating Fish (@)
Distributor: Metropolis
This is a 10th anniversary special edition cd of their 1992 release, which is remastered and feature bonus tracks. Pure electronics that go great to a sci-fi thrill/horror soundtrack. Harsh vox blends with dark synthesizers that will carnage and brings the chill inside you. Amazing what these Philly's duo doing who doesn't sound like no other industrial band.
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Artist: TELEPHERIQUE + ULTRA-MILKMAIDS
Title: A-C symbiose
Format: CD
Label: AFE records (@)
Recorded in 2000-2001 as a collaboration between Y (Ultra Milkmaids) and Klaus Jochim (Telepherique), "A-C [which stands for "Analogic-Computer"] symbiose", released this year by AFE, is a great example of intelligent, unpredictable non-standard electronica. Analogic bleeps, fat rhythms, drones, noises and interferences collide and are re-composed with the grace and geometrical precision of snowflakes. At times etheral and wisp-like ("Kw feat. computer welt"), at times rumbling like the breath of some gigantic machinery ("Jeux 1.2"), they overcome the capital sin of prefabricated sounds (which, alas, is so frequent both in digital and in analogic works) to really build something of their own. Listen to the alien beauty of 22'-long "Computer 3" to have a clue. Perfect abstract layout on semi-transparent matte paper to top off an excellent release. AFE is really setting some standards in the field of quality cd-r releases. This is limited to 222 copies, so hurry up.
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Artist: ONE INCH OF SHADOW
Title: Birthday of Angels and Mannequins
Format: CD
Label: Perun (@)
Second Perun release after The Blue Hour, and this is even better. One Inch of Shadow are a Polish quartet author of several DIY cd-r's and a single published by Polish label Nefryt; they've also contributed to the Cynfeirdd compilation "Songs of Landeric". No neo-folk here, though. Try and think of a fragile, intimistic song structure dissolved and dilated into an original form of psychedelic ambience. If I had to make a comparison, I'd say this sounds like the repertoire of a new wave band played by Sigur Ros, Labradford or some other Kranky artist, but this might be misleading too. There's an Italian project called Noosfera which is not that different from OIOS. Perun rightly writes: "Perfect, autumnal soundtrack to the picture of falling leaves and seething, rainy clouds". Chrysalids of songs which stretch their time in iterations and suspensions, sometimes magically building themselves around a single loop ("Things to change"), some others held in a slightly menacing wait ("Salt"). "Naked Gallows" has a dark dub cadence not that far from Pan American, while "Mannequin song" drifts away on piano and trumpet notes in a seemingly endless, half-voiced lament. An individual and extremely satisfactory release, coming in a nice layout, with separate panels featuring paintings and postcard-like layout with lyrics.
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Artist: RUNES ORDER
Title: The dark side of brain
Format: CD
Label: Anaemic Waves Factory (@)
While Beyond... Prod. has released a while ago Runes Order's new cd, "The art of scare and sorrow" (which should be in a more electro vein), Anaemic Waves Factory reprints these 1995 recordings, originally issued on a limited tape format. The AWF reprint comes in the usual stylish A5 packaging with screen-printed CD-R. Runes Order's discography is huge, so a lot of readers will be familiar with this Italian project, centered on Claudio Dondo (also in Helden Rune, Invisible Empire, Atom Infant Incubator and more) with occasional collaborators (here, Daniele and Paola Magarelli). "The dark side of brain" belongs to Runes Order's darker and more experimental vein, with a kind of suite (1 track, 47') featuring abstract and environmental parts and more definite melodic moments. I'd say that (at least here) Runes Order is musically closer -rather than to industrial- to kraut/cosmic music (Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze) and, even more, to soundtrack scores - later Goblin or John Carpenter for example. I even thought the third movement of this cd was the melody from "Halloween" but no, it wasn't - but this way you know it's good stuff!
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