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Sep 05 2010
After five of silence from his second EP released on Orson Records, Andy Shaw is back with a new EP on Mullet Records. The Artificial Arm (Andy decided for this name because this reflects his personal situation), on RE-ARM is presenting four great electro funk tracks. "Welcome To Planet Funk" and "Go Back In Time" are here in a different edit compared to the old versions contained on the old EPs while "Press Start To Dance" and "You've Been Messing With My Mind" are two new songs which sound just great. Andy has a good ability into mixing and alternating analog synth sounds and it isn't impossible to stay still while listening synth glides calling for a new arpeggio. Bleeps and vocoder prepare the ground for warm pads which make you cry for more. The Artificial Arm is the ideal place where Kraftwerk and Giorgio Moroder meet and if you love electro funk you won't miss this release for sure. Available from tomorrow at the major download stores.
Sep 04 2010
Rapido De Noir are a band coming from France who just released their first MCD titled BROKEN. The four tracks of the EP amazed me for the ability of the band to mix genres and melodies. The opening track, "Broken", sounds like Gang Of Four covered by The Cure helped out by LCD Soundsystem. The way they used choruses and melodic changes is great and is just sad they are without a label supporting them as their mix of new wave and post punk is up to date and within bass guitars effected with flanger and dissonant guitars you'll find synth melodic lines which enrich the whole sound and gives a bit of dance atmospheres. Check them and support them. They deserve it!
Sep 04 2010
Brilliants are a duo coming from Forli', Italy. They born in late 2006 and we already were able to check them on the third chapter of "Some tunes" compilation. Their new EP bring to the attention of electro punk wave fanatics, five tunes (four are new as the main title was into the compilation) where upbeat rhythms, bass line distortions (they use bass guitar as well as a synth for this) and loud vocals are the core of the sound. They sound like a 60s garage punk band that time travelled to years 00 making a stop in the 80s to pee. During that break someone stole them their gear so they picked out synths, a drum machine and a new bass guitar and decided to get acquainted with those times to check some bands. Gang Of Four and Joy Division impressed them but also Bananarama seemed to have few hits they dug. Landing on the 00s, they discovered Daft Punk, Mr Oizo and realized that 80s influenced a lot of bands, also famous ones like Muse. Well, they thought, it's time to plug in our instruments and make some noise...
Sep 03 2010
Vampyre Songs is just a delicious appetizer before the issue of the forthcoming Twins On Canvas by the French band Double Elvis ' as you could easily guess, they borrowed their name from Andy Warhol notorious series of posters, a nice and somewhat provocative image with an unusual Mr Prestley, portrayed in cow boy garb pointing a gun towards the observer, taken from a publicity for a western movie entitled Flaming Stars -, which could mouth watering all fans of Gothic-tinged rock. It contains two songs which are going to be issued on the above mentioned album, giving an example of their style based on consciousness lyrics ('¦and videos as well'¦have a look to the clip they made for A Sea Of Ashes, dealing with the shameful and delicate matter of soldier children), walls of blasting guitars, vigorous drumming, refined by some melancholic synth slices in the sweet full-blooded Vampyre Song and some caressing rhythmical stepping in A Sea Of Ashes colliding with a punkish soul coming out here and there. A pulsating vein feeding their sound which explodes in the live recording of The Art Of War, included in this EP with an EPK video ' it's really involving the enthusiasm this duo shows off on the stage ' together with the prickly Virginia Tech and the second part of Vampyre Song, a sort of remake of the introductory song plunged in more industrial sound gravy enhancing the emotional flavor of Double Elvis sound. Enthralling music typhoons which are going to blast artificial deserts and false paradises increasing expectations for the imminent issue of their album'¦
Always busy with their personal projects (Opiate, Dub Tractor and Acustic) and after a new release under the Future 3 moniker, Anders Remmer, Thomas Knak and Jesper Skaaning are back with their first full length release as System: its title is B. The nine tracks of the album, as for the previous EP, find their roots into dub and electronic music but if on "Tempo EP" there was also a sort of jazz vein you could find between the melodic lines, B, is a mix of rich ambient sounds (do anyone named Brian Eno?), dub warm atmospheres and dubstep mid tempo rhythms with a bit of i.d.m. influences. So, while tiny melodic progressions paint a sort of melancholic canvas, complex rhythmic textures made of noises and bleeps strengthen the drum sounds. The whole result sounds like a two step record in slow motion which gives the right idea of the warm Jamaican weather transposed to Denmark...