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‘Click Interview’ with SPHERICAL DISRUPTED: ‘A Life Without Music Is Simply Unthinkable!’

Mirko Hentrich last year celebrated the twenty fifth anniversary of his sonic brainchild SPHERICAL DISRUPTED. Better than unleashing a ‘best of’ he released a totally new album plus two extra discs featuring remixes and previously unreleased material. The box has been released on Mirko’s own label Audiophob and is a new sonic exploration and mix of different Electronic styles. With this interview I want to pay homage to a talented and visionary artist who released numerous great productions. (Courtesy by Inferno Sound Diaries) Q: You last year celebrated the 25th anniversary of your main music project SPHERICAL DISRUPTED. What comes directly into mind when evoking these 25 years of commitment and what have been the main facts and best memories? Mirko: 25 years ago the first public release came out. I’d started to make music a couple of years earlier. It is a pretty long journey so far and the beginning is really far away. But on the other hand me and all the other contributors on the release are thinking that the time went by really fast. Yes, it’s very ambivalent. So, all the thoughts about the past time of making music and the past of the project is […]

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’30 Years Of Journalism – Celebration Interview’ with SEBA DOLIMONT (Alfa Matrix): ‘If You Don’t Try To Anticipate The Future, Then It Will Get You’

Back in 1991 I started writing my first reviews for Side-Line magazine. I would have never thought to go on writing reviews and making interviews non-stop for 30 years. So 2021 is a special year to me, a kind of ‘celebration year’. I got the idea to celebrate this special event by interviewing people from the scene who all have a special meaning to me. The first interview I made in this series is with Séba Dolimont. He was Side-Line chief-redactor till the end of 2007. He’s now running Alfa Matrix for 20 years and got also involved as singer with AIBOFORCEN and [IN]TERNAL. But above all we’re best friends. We no longer need music to meet and speak about a lot of things although this interview is only about music… (Courtesy by Inferno Sound Diaries; Stéphane Froidcoeur) Q: We met more than thirty (!) years ago now. Back in time you were busy with Side-Line, which was a kind of ‘fanzine’. How do you look back at these ‘early’ years and what was your motivation to get involved with a magazine? Séba: Time flies doesn’t it?! Well, the crazy idea of doing our own ‘zine’ was thrown on the […]

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Belgian IDM/experimental act Kilmarth returns with all new EP

Out now is the newest EP from the Belgian IDM/exprimental act Kilmarth. Titled “Derrière le Miroir” it contains 3 new tracks as well as remixes of the band, the French experimental project Zumaia and the Belgian compatriots of Aiboforcen. This release should please the fans of labels in the likes of Hymen, ant-zen, M-tronic, Cold Spring and Cryo Chamber. You can download the EP right now from Bandcamp or stream it from various services worldwide. Derrière le Miroir by Kilmarth About Kilmarth Kilmarth is the solo instrumental project of Cedric Wattergniaux who has been active in the dark music scene since the early 90’s. First as writer for various fanzines until he started writing for our very own Side-Line magazine until a few years ago. Also featured on the album is his son Elias Wattergniaux, playing guitar on “Mirrors”. The project debuted in July 2017 with the 3-track single “The End of Humanity”, followed by the 1-track single “InkrapinbbaN” in March 2018 before releasing a first EP one month later, “Catharsis”, which was also released on CD. Two years later, in July 2020 a new single was released, “The White Willow” and now a brand new 6-track EP. Kilmarth back […]

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‘Click Interview’ with SIAMGDA: ‘Cultural Boundaries, Fear Of Contact Or Just Following Rigid Structures Never Appealed To Me’

Marc Fischer is a German musician who started composing music during the 90s as STÖRFREQUENZ. During a vacation in Nepal he got in touch with new instruments, which inspired him to explore new sonic paths. SIAMGDA was born and several albums got released. Most productions got released on Marc’s own label Mind Plug Records while later on he got signed to Ant-Zen. A few more noticeable albums saw the daylight. SIAMGDA next signed to Hands and last year released the great opus “Here And Now”, which is a sonic fusion between Electro, Trance, Tribal and Techno. The tenth full length album of SIAMGDA also confirms the constant progression of this unique experience in sound. (Courtesy by Inferno Sound Diaries) Q: The story of SIAMGDA ever started on a trip in Nepal. Kathmandu is such a lovely and magical place, but how did it finally influence your work and career as musician? Marc: At that time -around 2001, I had already been making Electronic music with another project, but was becoming increasingly dissatisfied with creating music by Electronic means. So I was searching for instruments which would allow me to create Electronic tunes in a more organic way. Then in a […]

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Psy’Aviah interview: ‘as a society we still have a lot to learn’

A few weeks ago Psy’Aviah returned with a brand new EP, “City In Flames”, the last single taken from the band’s “Soul Searching” album. “City In Flames” handles the very current issue of psychological and physical isolation refugees are going through mixing human trauma and drama, which nowadays might even tend to be even more eclipsed by the global pandemic that keeps disrupting our society. For this release Yves Schelpe collaborated with American artist Ellia Bisker, who is also the female singer of Sweet Soubrette and Charming Disaster. We decided to talk with Yves Schelpe, Ellia Bisker and Bernice Van Dijck who works as a social worker in Filet Divers, an organization in Antwerp for people living in poverty. Yves met Bernice through the project “Samen Inburgeren” which matches newcomers with buddies to smoothen the integration. A trio who clearly have a lot more to say on the subject. We threw them some questions! City In Flames EP by PSY’AVIAH SL: Can you briefly tell us what your background is and how you came to get in contact with Yves, Bernice as in meeting Yves – and Ellia as getting involved in this song. What attracted you to it? YVES: […]

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Belgian dark electro act Reality’s Despair joins Insane Records and releases ‘Perfidious Depopulation’ album

Reality’s Despair is a Belgian one-man project which has been around for quite some time. The EBM / dark electro project was formed in 1997 and over the next three years independently released several releases, after which it was frozen for an incredible 18 years. In 2018 the project found a new impulse and Tom began to work on new tracks, releasing 3 more albums and a single on his own. In 2021 Insane Records met up with him and signed the project. The new full-length album is titled “Perfidious Depopulation” and consists of eleven original tracks, as well as three reworked versions. You can check out the full release below. The album is available on CD and as download right here with a release date of April 17, in a few days that is. Perfidious Depopulation by Reality’s Despair

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Heavenly voices act Autumn Tears launch brand new album: ‘The Glow of Desperation’ feat. Various guest singers

Out this Friday is the newest Autumn Tears album “The Glow of Desperation”, holding 15 new tracks. Autumn Tears is an American musical act incorporating a unique, organic fusion of modern classical music with elements of cinematic score and world music, layered with diverse, female vocals as you can see in the list below of contributors. The total list off contributors this time: classical / opera singer & composer Caroline Clarke (Trovatori) singer / songwriter Tamar Singer (Zeresh, Cruel Wonders, Necromishka) singer / composer / vocal coach Anne “Anaé” Laurent (Anaé & The Petrichor, Adrana) tenor opera vocalist Darren Clarke (Trovatori) lead vocalist Agnete Mangnes Kirkevaag from the legendary Norwegian progressive metal act Madder Mortem Mark Garrett from the avant garde, progressive death gaze / metal act Kardashev classical / opera singer Ann-Mari Edvardsen Alexis, best known as the former vocalist of Norwegian doom metal / avant-garde band The 3rd and the Mortal (Nightswan, Painting on Glass, In This Room). also returning on this new album is singer / songwriter Brona McVittie. Listen to the title track below. About Autumn Tears The band was formed in September 1995 by Erika (Swinnich) Tandy (vocals, musical arrangements) and Ted Tringo (keyboards and […]

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Electropop act Suicidal Romance returns with all new single ‘Runaways’

Out now is a brand new single – counting 5 tracks – by the electropop act Suicidal Romance, the side-project of Estonian artist Dmitry Darling (frontman of Freakangel and Matthew Creed) and female vocalist Viktoria Seimar. “Runaways” comes in 5 different edits, the single edit and 4 remixes by bands such as Aiboforcen, Neuroactive, Reichsfeind and 808 Dot Pop. The mixing of this excellent electropop single was handled by Pjotr Latosev while the mastering was completed by Max Gerasyonov (the single edit) and Ocean (all of the remixes). You’ll also notice the special artwork by Gobotoru. You can download the single right now from Bandcamp, while other platforms will have it on April 15th. Runaways EP by SUICIDAL ROMANCE A video can be viewed below. About Suicidal Romance Suicidal Romance is a Tallinn / Estonia based band that is creating electro pop/dark pop music since 2006. All started with the track “Cold Kiss” that was written and recorded just for fun. After it received more than the just the regular positive feedback it was decided to start a whole project. Viktoria Seimar joined the band as the female vocalist in august of 2006 at the same time with Maarja Korstnik […]

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