Michael Belletz and Sebastian Schulz started making music together in 1997. The early compositions were inspired by EBM, but quite progressively the German duo started exploring new sonic horizons, which finally became IDM-like. Michael Belletz remained the single member on board and has already released a new opus entitled “Aversionen”. The songs reveal a sophisticated and intelligent writing with a great vintage flavor on top. This work released on Hymen incited to me to get in touch with Michael. (Courtesy by Inferno Sound Diaries) Q: Mnemonic has been set up in 1997. What have been the main facts in the band’s history so far? Michael: After 2 demo releases, the first regular album “Identifikationsstörung” was released in 2001 and three years later the second album “Konstruktive Vergangenheitsbewältigung” followed. Both albums were released by the Belgian label Alfa Matrix and were still very much bound to EBM/electro elements as well as vocals. In 2006 there was a break in style, the vocals disappeared and our music was clearly influenced by IDM. For new releases, we have found a suitable partner, he French label M-Tronic. After much deliberation, we established our own label Halbsicht in 2008, on which the further 4 Mnemonic […]
Establishing itself in the current psych-rock scene with the release of the debut ‘Either That Or the Moon’, the London based trio Desert Mountain Tribe has returned with ‘Om Parvat Mystery’.
The new album is a captivating psychedeli…
Category: Industrial / Rock
Blurb: The Lord of Lard demands you pay homage and pray to the pulpit of pork as his latest album presents some of his strongest, most focused, and stylistically diverse material yet.
One of the industrial music scene’s most celebrated figures, Raymond Watts continues down a prolific and perverted path of productivity […]
Category: Industrial / EDM
Blurb: Gathering friends and fans to remix a few choice cuts from Xorcist.
Xorcist brings us a new slab of music in the form of a remix album featuring the likes of WICCID, Izsoloscope, Steven Ol…
Category: Experimental / Industrial / IDM
Album: Berlin (Crater Vol. 2)
Blurb: Six albums in, Android Lust continues to tread an adventurous path through organic and synthetic atmospheres with this homage to the German capital.
When Android Lust released Crater Vol. 1 in early 2013, some might have seen the album’s more progression into more ambient moods […]
Ascension of the Watchers, the ambient/post-punk band featuring Burton C. Bell and John Bechdel, returns after an absence of 10 years to create its second full-length album, Stormcrow. The band, rounded out by Eduardo Mussi and Jayce Lewis, wil…
Renowned vocalist/violinist and disability advocate Gaelynn Lea has released the video for “Lost in the Woods” off of her upcoming third album, Learning How to Stay, due out on September 7, 2018. The album comes in the midst of a whirlwind of international shows by the artist, including the Winnipeg Folk Fest in July and […]
“Tears of Eros” by Die Form was originally released by the legendary German label Hyperium Records in 1993. This mini-album is now being re-issued for the first time on vinyl including all the original songs plus a different version of “Doctor X”. Limited to 333 copies the vinyl comes with a die-cut jacket silk-screen print on deluxe black paper with a printed inner sleeve and numbered card. You can order this excellent release right now. Die Form is the legendary post-industrial electronic project leaded by French artist Philippe Fichot and active since the late 70’s.
With an impending tour and new album on the horizon, electro/rock sensation Julien-K has unveiled the music video for the track “Photo Voltaire” from the 2015 album California Noir – Chapter 1: Analog Beaches & Digital Cities. Directed by independent filmmaker Nicholas Gyeney under his Mirror Images LTD production company, the video features the band […]
Los Angeles industrial/alt. metal act Society 1 has dug deep into the band’s vaults to release a documentary shot in 2006, shortly after the legendary performance at the Download festival. Already known for courting controversy across the band’s career, this was an historic event as lead singer and band founder Matt “The Lord” Zane performed […]