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The Electronic Saviors Compilation

All things end. The first Electronic Saviors comp landed in 2010 on Metropolis Records and every two years since, the industrial music community has come together to stand against cancer.

The Electronic Saviors compilation series began as an idea in 2008 when scene promoter, DJ and musician Jim Semonik was diagnosed with stage 2B colorectal cancer.

What started out as an idea during radiation treatments blossomed into a musical project unparallelled in scene history.

ES has since raised and donated in excess of 75K for various charities including Cap For Kids, Bone Marrow Foundation, Gilda’s Club, Our Clubhouse,  Foundation For Cancer Research and Wellness, Darkest Before Dawn, The University of Pittsburgh Medical School and various GoFundMe campaigns.

In 2019, Jim was awarded the ASCRS (American Society of ColoRectal Surgeons) local hero award and was knighted in Chicago at the Coldwaves festival. Since then, he has focused on what lies ahead, Electronic Saviors Vol 6:Reflection. The new volume is a look back and celebration of the many accomplishments that ES has garnered. It is a chance to stare down cancer one more time. For the final boxset in this series, Semonik is joined my top scene greats such as Lead Into Gold (Paul Barker), Marc Heal with Chris Connelly, NOIR, Christ Analogue, Fires, Adoration Destroyed, Caustic, Null Device and many, many others. This compilation is special as it holds brand new material by artists like Flesh Field and 13mg who haven’t been active in many years as well as final recordings by bands such as Tenek.

ES6 is the farewell to a beloved series of compilations that changed lives. We laughed, cried, screamed and shouted together. Now it’s time for one last go. Electronic Saviors will continue on in the future with projects like the spin off Respect the Prime and Synthcore Dreams series so it isn’t a complete goodbye. The ES name will live on in many other forms and contine to save and change lives as we always have.

Electronic Saviors 6 will come in 3 forms:

Digital: 4 disc edition available through Metropolis Records

Physical: 6 disc Premium Edition available through Distortion Productions and includes the 6CD set in a gorgeous DVD style digipak with artwork by Jeff Confer and Samantha Johnson, a bumper sticker, wristband, a personalized autographed postcard and a Distortion Productions Postcard.

Physical: 8 disc Prime Edition available through Distortion Productions and includes everything in the Premium Edition plus 2 additional discs in a 2cd digipak, a special enamel pin, boxed warning’s “I Have Been Terrible” EP and Trade Secrets‘ “Golden Life” EP while supplies last.

Release Date: June 12th on Metropolis Records/Distortion Productions.

 

Tracklist:

Disc 1: Meditation

1. 13 mg – Soul Break

2. Rein[Forced] – No Desire

3. Deathline International – Spinzone

4. boxed warning – Fall From Focus

5. Ego Likeness – Ghost Sick

6. FIRES – Telecine

7. Lead Into Gold – The Sea The Sun The Past The Sum

8. The Clay People – Colossus (Uberholung)

9. Trade Secrets – Haze of Hearts

10. Leæther Strip – Stronger Alone

11. Abbey Death – Who Controls You

12. This Morn Omina Vs Pylon People- Starfall Common

13. Angelspit – Happy Coma

14. Jean-Marc Lederman Experience Featuring Tom Shear – Answer Me

15. Ambassador 21 – La Life

16. Klack – Discipline (12 Inch Mix)

17. Mindless Faith And Miscellen – Goodbye Blue Monday (ES Mix)

 

Disc 2: Contemplation

1. Flesh Field Feat. Ted Phelps – Forever War

2. Interface – Second Star

3. Adoration Destroyed Feat. FIRES – Failsafe

4. Tragic Impulse – The Code

5. Pig – Leather Pig (Traumabond Remix)

6. Glass Apple Bonzai – Mysteries (Feat. Jamie Cronander)

7. I:Scintilla – Tix3

8. Xentrifuge – Infernal Formations

9. Dogtablet – The New Cold War (2020 Mix)

10. Esther Black – Requiem For A Scene

11. Null Device – No Name

12. FGFC820 – Lost (Dracos Remix)

13. Bella Morte – Run Away

14. Caustic – By Crom

15. Seeming – The Wildwood (VaLHaLL Mix)

16. Conformco – Believe It (Mega-Oontz Mix)

17. And Void – This Ship Dreams

 

Disc 3: Rumination

1. Ashbury Heights – Lights Out

2. Spider Lilies – Witness

3. Christ Analougue – Black Apache

4. Tenek – Chameleon

5. Die Warzau – God Pusher

6. Mildreda Feat. Frank M Spinath – Without You

7. Blue Eyed Christ – World On Fire (OG Mix Feat. En Esch and Mea Fisher)

8. Wiccid-Grudge

9. Americlone – Sleep For Change

10. Standalone – What’s Up Is Blue

11. Chiasm – Durch Die Seile (silver walks remix)

12. Stoneburner – Lupus Invocat Lupus

13. Aesthetic Perfection – No Boys (Empirion Remix)

14. Finite Automata – Ablator

15. Third Realm – Torment

16. Iris – Silent (Interface Remix)

17. Coldkill – Leave It All Behind (Beborn Beton Remix)

18. God Module – Crossroads

 

Disc 4: Speculation

1. Encephalon – Crippled

2. NOIR – Death is Easy

3. Ghost & Writer – Not Us

4. Antiscion Feat. Mari Kattman – Human

5. Go Fight – Dead Girls

6. The Rain Within – Red Cells

7. Cyanotic – Still We Keep Moving On

8. Red Lokust – Point Of Healing

9. Antigen Shift – Superheavy Particle

10. Sensuous Enemy – Carry On

11. Panic Lift – Temptress (Interface Remix)

12. I Ya Toyah Feat. Traumabond – Funeral For Love

13. Inertia – Aviator (Rewind Mix)

14. Psy’Aviah Feat. Saydi Driggers – Dreamfever (Stripped Edit)

15. Skatenigs – Self Medicated

16. Marc Heal With Chris Connelly – Mission Accomplished

 

Disc 5: Manifestation (Premium and Prime Editions Only)

1. Flood Damage – Nightmares Are Real

2. Der Prosector – Subject Amnesty (Touched By 2Bit)

3. Geoff Pinckney – I Feel Nothing

4. Lloyd Price – Polemic (Scyia City of Stars Mix)

5. This Hollow Machine – Ten Thousand Years (Feat. Ships in the Night)

6. CYLiX – Devotion (Savior Edit)

7. Derision Cult – Sins Of The Father

8. Queen Neon – Exit Collider

9. Society Burning -Under Your Skin (ESaviors6mix)

10. Lorelei Dreaming – Nothing Left, Something More (Digital Gnosis Mix)

11. Loveless Love -Death Day

12. Solemn Assembly – Not What You Expected

13. Larva – To Be Myself Again (Toro Edit)

14. 7th Victim – The Wheel And The Knife

15. Genius Of Nefarious – Cursed In Purgatory

16. Die Robot – Virtual Life (Slighter Remix)

17. Ritchual – We Are Not Alone

18. Headless Nameless – Flash In The Dark

 

Disc 6: Expression (Premium and Prime Editions Only)

1. Negant – Cancer

2. IIOIOIOII – Face The Night

3. Left Spine Down – Bithead ($H1TH34D Mix By Gunmetal Grey)

4. Everplastic – Sanctuary

5. Jamie Cronander – No End

6. Angel Metro – Not Good 4 u

7. Cryogen Second – Monolith (2020 Rework)

8. Resident 24 – Reach Out

9. Razorback Hollow – Hey Buddy (Feat. Peter Turns Pirate)

10. Blut Reaktor – Nothing At All (Steven OLaf Mix)

11. Oscellus – Pristobrycon Maculipinnis

12. 30 Year Sick – Entropy

13. Your Life On Hold – Dead Tree (Merciless Version)

14. S Y Z Y G Y X – Don’t Look Back

15. Alias 86 – Oblivion

16. Namo Maitri Feat Andee Black Sugar of KMFDM – Shampoo Nights

17. W.O.R.M. – In This Life (If Only You Were Here Mix)

 

Disc 7: Attestation (Prime Edition Only)

1. Kill Minus Nine – Proof of Life (AI_ML Remix)

2. Ataxis – Gaslighter

3. Missing in Stars – The Call of Angels

4. Bellhead – Knife (Beware The Light)

5. The Russian White – Stalker

6. Era Nocturna – War Of The Worlds

7. M73 – Dishonesty

8. Croona – Forever Feat Jimmy Bergman And Anders Strom

9. daddybear feat grabyourface – teenage lust

10. Surveil – Madness Engine

11. Sawtooth – Shambolic (Fields On Fire Feat. Juliet Brownell-Lee)

12. Ghost In The Barn – Junkies

13. Stiff Valentine -Silence

14. Eva X – Empire On Sand

15. Doors In The Labyrinth – Reunion

16. Nothing But Sanctuary – Sip The Stars

17. Stigmata With Screwdrivers Feat. Gasoline Invertebrate – It Came Out and Saw the Burn

18. thoughtForm – Forest Thoughts

 

Disc 8: Consideration (Prime Edition Only)

1. Aimonia – Pig Farm

2. Scrape – Crush

3. Josie Pace – Fire

4. Viscera Drip – Dance Your Depression

5. Sister Sarin – Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep

6. Next Up Robots – Save That Zombie

7. Hopeful Machines – Lights (Live In The Studio)

8. Machines With Human Skin – Simulation

9. Black Light Ascension – Atos War Crimes

10. Absynthe Of Faith – Slowly

11. Big Time Kill – Bit By Bit

12. Dead Agent – Black Network

13. Illusion Of Joy – Vector Christ

14. Sandi Leeper – Hot Air

15. DJ Kabel- Fucken Samplez

16. The Lonely Death – Truth (Cold Version)

17. MACE – Virus

18. Death Loves Veronica – Descent

 

 

Altar of Eris – Isolation (29 May 2020)

Emerging from the abyss, postpunk / darkwave outfit Altar of Eris present the ‘Isolation’ EP’. Their sophomore release, here they lend listeners a glimpse into their own dark and raw musical reality.

Hailing from Seattle, Washington, Altar of Eris is a three-piece band comprised of Travis Stanley (vocals, synth, lyrics, drums and social media), Nick Trimmer (bass, drums and production) and Brandon Bannister (guitar, drums and band relations).

This six-track offering is forged with elements of darkwave, postpunk, industrial, and electronic body music with vocal musings somewhat reminiscent of The Fall’s Mark E. Smith. Their trademark sound is characterized by the utilization of drum machines, eerie synthesizers, bludgeoning bass, and melodic guitar riffs. There is something here for both new wave and old schoolers of goth and post-punk music.

“Isolation is a hallmark release for Altar of Eris. As a newly formed band, this is our most polished release to date. Named for the fact that this EP was recorded in quarantined isolation, this EP touches on themes of social segregation, broken hearts, promises and dreams,” says Brandon Bannister.

“It also explores the occult, existential pessimism, and classic horror – I feel we have created something immersive while opening a door into the void. The music we create is rooted in themes of trauma, grief, heartbreak, philosophy and the occult with the intent of cathartically exploring life and music through a lens of self-loathing and existential dread”.

Altar of Eris’ influences are wide-ranging and pull from both classic and modern acts of a similar genre, including The Cure, Clan of Xymox, Joy Division, Boy Harsher, Ritual Howls and Drab Majesty.

The ‘Isolation’ EP is a true DIY project. In addition to writing and performing the music featured here, the band members in Altar of Eris handled the recording, mixing, and mastering themselves at their home studio in Seattle, while Nick Trimmer produced the EP.

Altar of Eris’ sound is something as intangible and esoteric as it is an outlet to express complicated feelings and uneasy emotions. If one was to paint their sound with broad strokes, it could be summed up as brooding, aggressive, melancholic, dark and creeping.

The ‘Isolation’ EP follows the ‘Table of Discord’ EP from several months ago on New Year’s Day. That was released both digitally and as a limited edition of 100 red cassette tapes, hand numbered and wrapped in black tissue paper (plus MP3 download and bonus track).

The ‘Isolation’ EP will be released on May 29 and available everywhere, including Spotify, but It can already be ordered via Bandcamp.

TRACK LIST
1. Three-fold
2. Transmigration
3. Labyrinth of Tears
4. Violent Dreams
5. Someone Else
6. Your Ghost

CREDITS
Recording, mixing, and mastering was done by Altar of Eris in Seattle
Written by Altar of Eris. Lyrics by Travis Stanley
Produced by Nick Trimmer
Travis Stanley – vocals, synth and drums
Nick Trimmer – bass and drums
Brandon Bannister – guitar and drums

Keep up with Altar of Eris
Bandcamp | Merch Facebook | Instagram | Soundcloud | YouTube | Twitter | Spotify | Apple Music | Press contact

 
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Posted by on May 24, 2020 in Goth

 

FIERCE – Remixes & More by Hante.

Hante. is the one woman project from Parisian artist Hélène de Thoury.

Striking, cold, and synthesized, her unique blend of darkwave and electronics is simply breathtaking.

On the heels of her beloved 2019 album “Fierce,” Hante. has just released “Fierce – Remixes & More,” a collection that includes previously unreleased songs, an alternative version of the song “Respect” along with exclusive remixes.

Just released by Metropolis Records on all digital and streaming formats along with a limited edition purple vinyl edition.

For orders click HERE or HERE

 
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Posted by on May 14, 2020 in Electronic, Goth

 

New Adoration Destroyed “You Should See Me in a Crown” Video

Adoration Destroyed have just released a new video for their surprising take on Billie Eilish‘s smash hit “You Should See Me in a Crown.”

Filmed in Austin, Texas at the famed Elysium nightclub, this video comes on the heels of Adoration Destroyed’s latest 3 song single that features “You Should See Me in a Crown” along with two new songs, “Blackout Again” and “Tonight.

Released by Cleopatra Records, the single has been in the Top 20 of Bandcamp’s Goth and Industrial charts since it was released in late April.

Adoration Destroyed exploded out of Austin, Texas with their critically acclaimed debut album “Ritual Damage” on Cleopatra Records in 2016.

AD’s “Ritual Deconstruction” EP followed in in 2017 as did extensive touring with the likes of Kanga, Ego Likeness and FIRES.

The EP is available HERE

 
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Posted by on May 6, 2020 in Goth

 

40 years of Attrition – An interview with Martin Bowes

The city that spawned the 2-Tone movement also birthed a far darker musical animal called Attrition. Running counter to popular culture culture yet somehow connected (their first gig was on the day John Lennon was shot) band leader Martin Bowes has now been terrorising listeners for 40 years.

(interviewed by Pete Dennis)

Fully embracing the opportunities offered by the experimental post-punk movement Attrition, along with bands like Throbbing Gristle and Coil, helped shape the fledgling industrial movement. In the true spirit of post-punk Attrition were never going to stagnate and have constantly shape shifted to incorporate gothic rock, dark wave and ambient into their sound.

Rolling with every punch the fickle music industry has thrown 2020 will mark Attritions fourth decade and it promises to be a busy year. Having just released a two track single (‘The Great Derailer’) and a new album to come along with gigs all over the globe it will be a memorable anniversary. To mark this special occasion Peter Dennis spoke to Martin Bowes for a career overview.

Firstly, thank you for your time. Can you start by telling me about your earliest musical memories?

Well I can vaguely remember hearing the Beatles on a transistor radio on the top deck of a bus when I was in Colchester visiting my aunt and cousins in the late 60’s. But the first bands I fell in love with were in the early 70’s bands like T-Rex, Roxy Music, Bowie and Cockney Rebel..and I I still do.

And what was your introduction to alternative music? What fired your imagination? Can you explain how Attrition came into being?

I was so inspired by punk and the local scene in Coventry in it’s wake was very vibrant. I wanted to make music myself I had that need to express myself… but as an art student with no musical skill whatsoever I initially started a fanzine. It opened doors and gave me a lot of knowledge on the music scene…or so I thought. I’m still learning but it gave me the confidence to give it a go and start Attrition in 1980.

1980 was a period of political and social unrest. Did any of that play into the bands aesthetic?

I started my love affair with music before punk but punk influenced my wanting to get up and do music and I started making steps into it when I ran my fanzine in Coventry (Alternative Sounds) from 1979 to1981. I was always into bands like Crass and their anarchist slant on the world and Attrition began very much with one foot in that scene and one in the emerging experimental electronic scene… so yes is the answer!

Likewise did your immediate environment shape Attrition? For example Godflesh and Joy Division were informed by their industrial surroundings. Did the brutalist architecture of Coventry influence you?

An interesting question… I’ve often felt an affinity with the sound of Sheffield or maybe Manchester both places with more than their fair share of industrial landscapes. Coventry has the same and in some ways must have influenced my growing up but Coventry has an old traditional past too and that is evident in the architecture and landscape as well, so it’s a mix of old and new, and given a choice you will find me enjoying the medieval here much more than the 1950’s Coventry…what is left of it.

This year is Attrition’s 40th anniversary. Did you ever imagine it’d last this long? Looking back have you a proudest/favorite moment?

It will be, on December 8th I can’t believe how fast this has gone. I never really thought about how long I would last. It was never an issue, I always knew it would be a lifetime thing. And there are so many wonderful moments, music has shaped my life, my friends, my interests, my travel and experience of this world.  I wouldn’t have it any other way.

You have a new two track release ‘The Great Derailer’. Two very different tracks yet they’re both recognisable as Attrition. What’s your writing process? How long does it take to put a song together?

Recently it has been taking longer and longer for me to get new songs together. A few reasons I see, wanting to do something that doesn’t copy what I’ve done before, spending so much time in my studio (The Cage) working on mastering and production for other bands all the time, which I like a lot but it takes away Attrition time. And then the fact that I am Attrition, I work with collaborators and guests from all over the world…and I love that but it just takes a little longer sometimes.

From where did you draw lyrical and musical inspiration on the new release?

It’s always from my life experience from people and places and situations around me and that can include political and philosophical, but personal experience and my own reaction to that, consciously or subconsciously, are my main concerns.

Like a lot of your work the two new tracks feature female voices quite prominently. What is it about the female timbre you like to work with?

I have always enjoyed that male and female tension and collaboration: two different sides to the human psyche, the very first Attrition started like that and of course there are instrumental works, but on the main the dual male and female is very important for me to be included as a part of my work.

Much of your work explores the darker side of humanity and the dark recesses of the human psyche. Do you ever feel worried about submerging yourself in all this darkness for your art?

I don’t do that intentionally, I just start writing music and follow the paths that open up for me in that it can often be a darker path but I find strength in that, and perhaps a relief in getting that out of my system and even if I am the only one that notices there is some dark humour in there too…

Finally what can fans of Attrition expect in the coming year?

Well after ‘The Great Derailer’ single the new album, The Black Maria, will be with us later in the year and I am setting up more shows for that… so far the UK, Europe and South America. Do check our web sites for updates when you can!

Keep up with Attrition

Official Website | Facebook | Bandcamp | YouTube | Twitter | The Cage Studios

 

 
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Posted by on March 10, 2020 in Goth, Interviews

 

The Nosferatu Live in Athens – Greece (22.02.2020)


(by Fondas Sumerson)

A few words about The Nosferatu and their first coming to Athens-Greece!

There are some bands that Ι grew up with but didn’t have the opportunity to catch live on stage, back in the days when they released the iconic albums that oriented the goth rock scene or rather goth rock music… (The) Nosferatu is definitely one of them!
After their long awaited return and their recent successful gig in London-UK, the only thing that I had in mind was to see this band live on stage…

My excitement can’t be described with words, when these Goth Rock legends announced their first coming to Temple Athens live venue!

They managed to gather over 200 excited fans (confirmed from the club), overwhelmed with nostalgia and an appetite for top class atmospheric, uncompromised gothic rock. The fans eagerly showed their appreciation by storming the band’s almost sold-out merch-stand (credis to merch-girl Μαίρη).

Their sound was very clear and solid building a haunting atmosphere of pure dark goth …as it should always be. Louis DeWray is still one of the best and most charismatic singers of the Goth scene with an out-of-this-world vocal range and a captivating stage persona…..

The same goes for Vlad Janicek, the living Vampire, whose bass lines and style are impeccable.

Rob Leydon, with the look of a Victorian gentleman, is the best guitar choice for the Nosferatu and one of the best British guitarists, while Chris Clark’s powerful yet technical drumming transforms the band’s live sound into a sonic attack!

The band also features a female vocalist on stage, the fantastic Anastasia Resurrection, whose ethereal singing made the atmosphere even more eerie.

The playlist consisted of much loved Goth-hymns from “Rise” & “Legend” and three new spectacular songs that prove the band’s dedication to achieving Goth excellence once again…

There is only one Nosferatu out there, THE NOSFERATU… the ORIGINAL one, the composers of the songs that made us proud to call ourselves GOTHS!

 
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Posted by on February 24, 2020 in Goth

 

Then Comes Silence – We Lose The Night – January 10 – Metropolis Records (North America) / (SPV Oblivion rest of world)

GREEK (FOR ENGLISH PLEASE SCROLL DOWN) Οι Then Comes Silence είναι οι Σουηδοί ήρωες του post-punk.

Δημιουργήθηκαν στην Στοκχόλμη το 2012 και στο νέο τους άλμπουμ “Machine” φλερτάρουν με τον θάνατο και τη θλίψη.

Το “Machine”, είναι γεμάτο εντυπωσιακούς ρυθμούς, ενώ οι αλαζονικές, κρύες μελωδίες τους είναι μια δυστοπική αντανάκλαση σκοτεινών καταστάσεων.

Οι σαγηνευτικοί, απειλητικοί ύμνοι, όπως τo single “We Lose The Night” που κυκλοφόρησε στις 10 Ιανουαρίου, το “Dark End” και το “Kill It” ταξιδεύουν τον ακροατή σε ένα κόσμο όπου συνυπάρχουν το post punk με τις σκιές του goth-gaze και της psychedelica.

Το “Machine” θα κυκλοφορήσει στην Βόρεια Αμερική από την Metropolis Records στις 13 Μαρτίου, ενώ η SPV θα το βγάλει στον υπόλοιπο πλανήτη.

ENGLISH Then Comes Silence are the Swedish captains of post-punk.

A four piece band formed in 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden, their new album “Machine” is flirting with death & sorrow, full of gripping beats & eerily cold melodies is a dystopian reflection of all things dark.

Seductive, sinister anthems such as the single “We Lose The Night” that Metropolis Records released on January 10 (SPV Oblivion for the rest of world), “Dark End” & “Kill It” take the listener on a journey from swinging postpunk to the shadows of goth-gaze & psychedelica in symbiosis.

Metropolis Records will release “Machine” in North America on March 13th on CD as well as through all digital and streaming formats.

 
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Posted by on February 5, 2020 in Goth

 

Νέα άλμπουμ για τους Sonsombre

Με δύο πολύ επιτυχημένες κυκλοφορίες τους το 2018 και το 2019, οι Sonsombre, δημιούργησαν ενα πιστό κοινό που τους λατρεύει.

Η σύγχρονη ματιά μέσα απο την οποία οι Sonsombre βλέπουν τους ήχους του κλασσικού κιθαριστικού Goth, ξεσήκωσε θύελλα θαυμασμού στα μέσα κοινωνικής δικτύωσης.

Τώρα, Sonsombre κυκλοφορούν το τρίτο ολοκληρωμένο album τους, μέσα σε λιγότερο από 18 μήνες, αλλά αυτή τη φορά με την θρυλική εταιρία Cleopatra Records στο πλευρό τους.

Ο Brandon Pybus επιστρέφει με άλλα 11 κομμάτια στο καινούργιο άλμπουμ που έχει τίτλο “One Thousand Graves“.

Μιξάροντας σκληρές κιθάρες, φορτωμένες με συγχορδίες που πατάνε σε χορευτικούς ρυθμούς, αυτά τα εμπλουτισμένα με τη χαρισματική φωνή του Pybus τραγούδια του άλμπουμ ξεχειλίζουν απο μια αδιάκοπη σκοτεινή ενέργεια.

Το “One Thousand Graves” θα διατίθεται μέσω όλων των ψηφιακών και streaming καταστημάτων από την Cleopatra Records στις 21 Ιανουαρίου.

Εδω το “Lights Out” απο την νέα αυτη κυκλοφορία…

 
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Posted by on January 7, 2020 in Goth

 

Η νέα κυκλοφορία των NØIR

Οι NØIR έχουν σαν βάση τους την Νέα Υόρκη και η τελευταία τους κυκλοφορία έγινε το 2017.

Αυτή την εποχή ετοιμάζονται να κυκλοφορήσουν ενα ΕΡ με έξι τραγούδια που θα τιτλοφορείται “A Pleasure“.

Ο ραφιναρισμένος σκοτεινός ηλεκτρονικός ήχος τους ολοκληρώνεται με την φωνή του τραγουδιστή Athan Maroulis (έχει υπάρξει μέλος των Spahn Ranch και Black Tape for a Blue Girl) και με την συμμετοχή στο programming του παραγωγού Erik Gustafson (απο τους Adoration Destroyed και Grendel),της Kai Irina Hahn (των The Sedona Effect) στα πλήκτρα και τα φωνητικά, καθώς και της Demetra Songs, επίσης στα πλήκτρα και τα φωνητικά.

Το “A Pleasure” συμπεριλαμβάνει το τραγούδι “A Pleasure to Burn” με ρεμιξ απο τους FIRES και το συγκρότημα Seeming καθώς και ενα νέο τραγούδι με τίτλο “Luxury” γραμμένο με τον Jean-Marc Lederman (των Weathermen) και με την Tracey Moth (των Antidote for Annie) στο τσέλο.

Αφιερωμένη στην γνωστή Αγγλίδα ηθοποιό Julie Christie, αυτή η κυκλοφορία συμπεριλαμβάνει ακόμα, μια διασκευή του τραγουδιού του Fad Gadget,Back To Nature“.

Το “A Pleasure” θα κυκλοφορήσει ψηφιακά απο την Metropolis Records στις 15 Νοεμβρίου και για να προωθήσουν την κυκλοφορία οι NØIR θα κάνουν μια σειρά εμφανίσεων.

ΛΙΓΗ ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ

Athan Maroulis

Η φωνή του Athan Maroulis θα είναι για πάντα συνδεδεμένη με το επιδραστικό τρίο απο το Λος Άντζελες, Spahn Ranch. Μέσα από πέντε άλμπουμ με κορυφαία τραγούδια όπως το “Vortex” και το “Heretic’s Fork” οι Spahn Ranch υπηρέτησαν την industrial σκηνή των ‘90s με μια τολμηρή μίξη από σοφιστικέ ηλεκτρονικούς ήχους με σκοτεινή διάθεση.

Μετά την διάλυση του συγκροτήματος ο Athan επέστρεψε στην Νέα Υόρκη όπου έκανε ένα διάλειμμα από την μουσική για σχεδόν μια δεκαετία πρίν να ενταχθεί στο δυναμικό των Black Tape for a Blue Girl για δύο άλμπουμ και εμφανίσεις από το  Austin μέχρι το Βουκουρέστι.

Κατόπιν,δημιούργησε τους NØIR σαν ένα project που θα συνδύαζε το industrial και Goth παρελθόν του Athan με το ηλεκτρονικό παρόν.

Οι NØIR πρωτοεμφανίστηκαν με το σιγκλ “My Dear” στα τέλη του 2012, για να ακολουθήσει το 2013 το επιτυχημένο άλμπουμ “Darkly Near” για το οποίο το περιοδικό Side Line έγραψε πως  “οι NØIR είναι το πιό οικείο electro σχήμα απο οσα έχει συμμετάσχει ο Athan Maroulis. Ακούγονται σαν να αποκαλύπτει τις πιό προσωπικές του σκέψεις, μεταφερμένες με ηλεκτρονική χάρη και μουσική ποίηση“.

Προσθέτοντας στην σύνθεση την Demetra Songs και την Kai Irina Hahn, και οι δύο στα δεύτερα φωνητικά και τα πλήκτρα, οι NØIR ξεκίνησαν τις ζωντανές εμφανίσεις στην Νέα Υόρκη αλλά και στις υπόλοιπες ΗΠΑ.

Το 2014 ολοκλήρωσαν το βίντεο του τραγουδιού “My Dear” και ακολούθησε το βίντεο του “Timephase” μαζί με την κυκλοφορία του RE:MIT:TENT, το οποίο περιείχε ρεμίξ απο τους Assemblage 23, Dead Voices On Air, Ludovico Technique και πολλούς άλλους.

Το 2016, οι NOIR με το “The Burning Bridge” το οποίο ήταν αφιερωμένο στον David Bowie, σύστησαν τον συνεργάτη τους Erik Gustafson (16volt, Adoration Destroyed).

Συμπεριλαμβάνοντας το τραγούδι του τίτλου και την διασκευή ενός τραγουδιού των Ministry από το 1982 που είχε τον τίτλο  “Same Old Madness” καθώς και μια διασκευή του “The Chauffeur” των Duran Duran, η κυκλοφορία ολοκληρωνόταν με την διασκευή που έκαναν οι NØIR στο “In Every Dream Home A Heartache” των Roxy Music ηχογραφημένη ζωντανά στον ραδιοφωνικό σταθμό WFMU το 2013.

Το 2017 κυκλοφόρησε ενα βίντεο για το “The Burning Bridge” και την ίδια χρονιά το συγκρότημα ηχογράφησε την διασκευή του “Back To Nature” για μια συλλογή-φόρο τιμής στον Fad Gadget με τίτλο “Under What Flag“.

Η Πέμπτη κυκλοφορία των NØIR, “Reburning” συμπεριλαμβάνει διάφορα ρεμίξ του “The Burning Bridge” απο τους The Rain Within, Decoded Feedback, Panic Lift με ενα αποκλειστικό ρεμιξ στο “Same Old Madness” απο τους Bestial Mouths.

Ακόμα, στο “Reburning” συμπεριλαμβάνεται μια ακουστική εκτέλεση του τραγουδιού “The Burning Bridge” ενορχηστρωμένη απο τον κιθαρίστα Ron Cardazone με την συμμετοχή της τσελίστριας Tracey Moth.

Μπορείτε να παραγγείλετε το “A Pleasure” απο την σελίδα των NØIR στο Bandcamp.

 
 

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Η post-punk μπάντα A Projection απο την Στοκχόλμη, ανακοίνωσε επίσημα πως υπέγραψε με την Metropolis Records. Πολλοί περιγράφουν τον ήχο των A Projection ως ένα χορευτικό μείγμα post-punk, indie pop και electronica. Το πρώτο τους άλμπουμ, Exit, κυκλοφόρησε το 2015, για να το ακολουθήσει το Framework του 2017.

Το νέο τους άλμπουμ λέγεται “Section” και η Metropolis θα το κυκλοφορήσει στις 25 Οκτωβρίου.

Μια από τις πιο ταλαντούχες μπάντες στον χώρο του electro-industrial wave απο τα τέλη της δεκαετίας του ’80 και του ’90, οι Numb, επιστρέφουν σήμερα, 23 Αυγούστου, με το νέο τους άλμπουμ Mortal Geometry. Ο Don Gordon των Numb είναι από καιρό γνωστός για το μοναδικό του ταλέντο στην ενορχήστρωση και το sound design.

Στο Mortal Geometry αναμιγνύονται πολλά trance στοιχεία, δυνατές δόσεις απο ambient, και σκοτεινό EBM. Ένα αριστοτεχνικό μείγμα ατμόσφαιρας, ηλεκτρονικού ήχου και αγωνίας…

 
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Posted by on August 23, 2019 in Electronic, Goth, Post Punk