(Interview by János Janurik) About a year ago, I had the honour to ask Gareth Jones about his studio work on Erasure’s legendary “Wild!” album. Back then he mentioned his upcoming solo electronic music project. The long wait is finally over. The studio magician’s long-awaited debut album will be released on the 18th September. On that occasion, I asked him my questions again. SL: In our last conversation last year, you summarized your memories of working on Erasure’s “Wild!” album. The Erasure guys have just released their new album “The Neon”. At the online launch party they also mentioned your name concerning a new remix to “Nerves Of Steel”. Could you please tell us a few words about this project? GJ: Andy had an idea for an approach to a remix, and I was delighted to help him realise that idea. It is a mix full of respect. It’s an homage in fact. I love Andy and Vince. It’s family. It’s always amazing to work with them, so I jumped at the chance to collaborate on this remix. I also created a second ElectroGenetic remix, which is a different kind of thing. Darker perhaps. SL: When we run back over […]
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Erasure has performed live on BBC Radio 2’s ‘Live At Home’ festival last week’s Monday. That set is now available fordelayed listening. The set was pre-recorded and not really live of course strictly speaking.
Swans have announced a remastered reissue of “Children of God” on November 13, 2020 via Young God / Mute Records. The album, originally released on Product Inc. (a subsidiary of Mute) in 1987 will be available on vinyl in its original packaging for the first time since that release and both the CD and vinyl issues will include the live album, “Feel Good Now”, recorded on the 1987 Children of God European tour, in the CD version as an extra disc and in the vinyl version as a download card. The remastered versions of “Children of God” and “Feel Good Now” will also be available separately on all digital services. Not the first time the albums get reissued “Children of God” was the fifth studio album by the American experimental rock band Swans. The album has already been reissued along with the “World of Skin” compilation (minus the covers) on CD in 1997 as “Children of God”/”World of Skin”. On this re-release, the original album version of “Our Love Lies” was replaced with the version included on the “Love Will Tear Us Apart” EP. Also, the re-release added “Damn You to Hell” and “I’ll Swallow You” (under one title as […]
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(Photo by Erica Hinyot) COP International has announced the signing to their artist roster of Jean-Marc Lederman. COP International will release a full album with Emileigh Rohn (of the electronic-industrial project Chiasm). The two most recently worked together on a series of remixes for Chiasm’s “Away” EP as you could read here on Side-Line. Lederman will also be teaming up with opera singer Diva Marisa Winter for a series of genre-bending tracks. Information on both releases will be announced soon. Says Lederman of the label signing: “It’s a pleasure to work with COP International and I really look forward to exciting releases and synergies.” Says COP International founder Christian Petke: “I first noticed Jean-Marc’s work when he did remixes for our artist Chiasm. Our mastering guy put it perfectly: ‘Every note had its place and the sound was perfect.’ After doing a bit of research, I had come to realize he’s an electronic music bedrock and came highly recommended by our in-house producer John Fryer who had worked with him on The Weathermen. After having a series of long conversations about life and music, it became obvious that we needed to work together. COP International is not just looking for […]
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Transatlantic darkwave act Johnathan/Christian (Johnathan Mooney and Christian Granquist) have released their new single, “Every Day it Rains”, featuring lead vocals shared jointly by lead singer Christian Granquist and North Wales recording artist Marianne Holland. “Every Day it Rains” was an original idea by Johnathan Mooney about a family member waiting for a loved one who never came home from a war. However, the original idea changed completely with the start of the global pandemic followed by tragic murders that resulted in social unrest and protests. Singer Christian says: “I wrote lyrics just coming home from traveling in Europe when the lockdowns started. (At the same time, my stepfather died). I started thinking: who am I if I don’t interact with other people? Who am I without my children, my friends, my wife, my colleagues? We all had our personal hell. And for some people, there’s no escaping the rain.” “The world has become entirely too disheartening,” adds composer Johnathan. “We’re all seeing the same scenes depicted in real time and it’s wearing us all down. I wish the video had a happy ending but I believe real change is coming and that’s something we can all look forward to.” […]
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Pitchshifter continues to pay homage to its illustrious past with the launching of a new Kickstarter campaign for a new book chronicling the band’s 1998 tour. Authored by vocalist J.S. Clayden, The Broken White Line collects the front man&…
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Background/Info: “XIIIIIII” is the second last EP in a series of eighteen. Alexander Donat has achieved fine new songs.
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The Kent based quartet Code debuted in 1995 with “The Architect” which was released on the Third Mind label just as that company folded. Out on November 6th is “Ghost Ship”, the newest album from Code, the first album from the band since 1995. “Ghost Ship”, the band’s second studio album, has certainly been a long time coming but finally arrives after a 25 year journey and will be available on vinyl and digital formats via the Lo-Tek Audio Ltd imprint. Note that the new album also holds their 1991 debut single “Light Years” in a rebooted version. Discussing how the new album came about after such a lengthy hiatus, as well as its title, the band explain that “we had recently been approached simultaneously by two labels regarding a reissue of ‘The Architect’ that made us consider revisiting material from just after its recording that had been left behind. At the same time, the MV Alta cargo ship washed up intact on the coast of Ireland after disappearing over a year before en route to Haiti. The ‘adrift in time’ analogy appealed to us, and hence the title ‘Ghost Ship’.” Was it difficult restoring the material? Not really so […]
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Following the “In Search of Hades” Boxset (2019 and available here), Tangerine Dream’s classic recordings for Virgin made between 1980 and 1983 are to be released in “Tangerine Dream: Pilots of Purple Twilight – The Virgin recordings 1980 – 1983”, a 10 x CD box set, on the 30th October and available here. The UMC box set features newly re-mastered versions of the albums “Tangram”, “Thief”, “Exit”, “White Eagle”, “Logos Live”, “Hyperborea” along with the previously unreleased soundtrack for “The Keep” from the 1983 movie directed by Michael Mann. All audio has been drawn from the original master tapes and has been enhanced by new stereo mixes by Ben Wiseman. “Pilots of Purple Twilight” also features previously unreleased material across 4 discs, including the full concert at The Dominion Theatre, London (November 1982). In addition, it includes 4 tracks from “White Eagle” and “Daydream – Moorland” that are released for the first time on CD and digitally. “Thief” includes “Dr. Destructo” (extended version), previously only used for promotional use only. The Tangerine Dream tracks featured on the Virgin soundtrack LP for the movie “Risky Business” are also included in the box set, including the band’s biggest streamer, “Love on a […]
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(Photo by Stefan Heilemann) Out by the end of October is the Leaves’ Eyes album “The Last Viking”. The release comes as a 2CD set (and various packages including a hardcover artbook).
The album is based on the decisive battle …