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BIONIC ANGEL: Digital Violence

 Posted by Mariano Equizzi (@)   Dark / Gothic / Wave / New Wave / Dark Wave / Industrial Gothic
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Dec 12 2008
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Artist: BIONIC ANGEL
Title: Digital Violence
Format: CD
Label: Schawarzdorn production (@)
Distributor: Twilight
Rated: *****
A project from Germany that wanna be very clear and straight, there is not misconception in their art and their love for goth elements is not disturbing or provocative. I appreciate this kind of approach especially when to many people/band scream loud in the same way. Bionic Angel's music also is well defined and above all well recorded, the synth ( so 80ies so lovely ;) ) aren't destroyed by other instruments and the melodic patterns move very well. I gotta say that is hard to find a track not well managed or hard to hear. For sure I will appreciate more BA if the next work will try to experiment more in this area they know so well anyway. It is only a question to get deep in the secrets of Electro Goth without the fear to be misunderstood. Anyway this "Digital Violence" is pleasurable well done and easy to listen and that's not a mistake but in my opinion a very good feature of this work. My favorite track: TRANSIT TO HELL but BITCH LIKE YOU has a very strong and well carved voice/intention.

HUMAN GREED: Black Hill: Midnight At The Blighted Star

 Posted by Maurizio Pustianaz (@)   Ambient / Electronica / Ethereal / Dub / Soundscapes / Abstract
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Dec 11 2008
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Artist: HUMAN GREED (@)
Title: Black Hill: Midnight At The Blighted Star
Format: CD
Label: Lumberton Trading (@)
Rated: *****
Human Greed born in 1998 as musical outfit of Scottish writer Michael Begg. He was soon joined by Deryk Thomas, the visual artist whose burning bunnies became an iconic reference point for Michael Gira's Swans White Light/Love of Life period. BLACK HILL is their third album after 2001 "Consolation" (released for ex-Banshee Steven Severin's RE:Group) and 2006 "Pilgrim: New World Homestead" (released for Begg's label Omnempathy). This new full length contains fifteen tracks that are difficult to file under a specified musical genre because they tend to create an atmosphere rather than looking for a melody (even if here and there some melodies are used). On the booklet you find this note that it could be a good description of the album's atmospheres: "Sometimes, its like the silver coin of the moon is tossed, like alms for the poor, across the cold, midnight sky". Human Greed are creating night music where treated field recordings, vocals (here as guests you find Julia Kent, Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo, Clodagh Simonds and David Tibet) and instruments, make you feel like being living a nightmare while you are sleeping out in the wild. Sounds hit or seduce you without caring if you're enjoining it or not... check if you're ready for it at www.myspace.com/humangreed...

BAIN WOLFKIND: The Swamp Angel

 Posted by Maurizio Pustianaz (@)   Dark / Gothic / Wave / New Wave / Dark Wave / Industrial Gothic
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Dec 08 2008