Mute Records has announced a second round of reissues for the pioneering industrial collective Throbbing Gristle. Remastered editions of Journey Through a Body, Mission of Dead Souls, and Heathen Earth will be released in CD and vinyl formats o…
With the impending release of the band’s new EP, Infinite Spectre, Brooklyn industrial act Statiqbloom has revealed a new music video for the track “Thin Hidden Hand” via Revolver. Created and shot in the underground tunnels of her native New York City by filmmaker, artist, and photographer Katrin Albert, the video represents the director’s “take […]
The recently released “Eleven Grinding Songs”, the debut album by Lederman / De Meyer is one of the best EBM releases which have been released this year so far. Lederman / De Meyer is the brand new project between 2 electronic music legends Jean-Marc Lederman and Jean-Luc De Meyer. “Eleven Grinding Songs” is released in 4 versions. Besides the regular CD album (available here), there is also the 2CD set (with an 11-track bonus disc with 4 exclusive additional songs plus 7 remixes or alternative versions) (available here) and a deluxe download (available here) plus also a black vinyl edition (including a carton sleeve CD edition with the same track-list) (available here). Side-Line decided to go to the roots of the project together with Jean-Marc Lederman. In today’s article we talk with Jean-Marc Lederman how he got involved with Front 242 in the early 90’s. Jean-Marc: “I was working at Play It Again Sam at the time (1990) and Front 242 approached me to become their office manager. They had set up their basis of operation in a villa in Aarschot, near Leuven, and needed someone to coordinate most non-creative things like handling communication with the label, acting as a smooth […]
Throbbing Gristle has announced the second phase of their ongoing reissues with Mute. September 14 will see remastered editions of “Journey Through a Body” (on silver vinyl and CD) and “Mission of Dead Souls” (on white vinyl and CD), while “Heathen Earth” will be re-released on blue vinyl and as a 2CD set. Listen to “Persuasion U.S.A.” from Mission of Dead Souls below. The releases follow the 40th anniversary release of “The Second Annual Report”, as well as new editions of “20 Jazz Funk Greats” and “The Taste Of TG: A Beginner’s Guide to Throbbing Gristle” – all out now and available. Throbbing Gristle are Chris Carter, Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson (who passed away on November 25, 2010), Cosey Fanni Tutti and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.
Cyclic Law records is now taking pre-orders for the upcoming new album by Vortex “As Gods Fall” which will be available as a 2CD
“As Gods Fall” celebrates the 10th year of existence for the German ritual cinematic ambient project by Marcus Stiglegger aka Vortex. It is the final part of the mythical trilogy that began with “Kali Yuga” (2013) and “Moloch” (2015). Pre-orders for this ritual music chef-d’oeuvre can be placed right here via the label itself. Inspired by the Nordic mythology of the Edda, this album revives the realm of the Old Gods in their final conflict. As before this musical reflection on mythology is used as a metaphor for a portrait of the present world out of balance. The tracks were composed after a journey to the ancient viking relics of Scandinavia in 2015. Marcus Stiglegger: “Breathing the air of history I felt ultimately connected to the past and heritage of the old Germanic tribes and their mythology, also understanding what this all means for what happens in the world today. “As Gods Fall” is a cycle of music invoking forgotten energies and lost wisdom…” Here’s a preview: For this album Marcus S. was joined by several guests (including Michael De Victor of While Angels Watch), providing instrumental and vocal contributions. The album was recorded from the summer of 2015 to […]
Between 1986 and 1988, Desireless’ hitsingle “Voyage, voyage” made it to number one in many European and Asian single charts and sold over five million copies. The track, composed by Jean-Michel Rivat and Dominique Dubois, now sees a re-release in a wonderfully stripped version. You can enjoy the new version below. Here’s the original version.
Mortiis to tour South America for the very first time with halts in Chile, Argentina, Bolivia and Ecuador
For the first time ever, Mortiis will be performing shows in South America during the ‘Era 1 South American Mini Tour’. The following shows have been booked for November: 14/11 – Santiago, Chile 15/11 – Buenos Aires, Argentina 16/11 – La Paz, Bolivia 17/11 – Quito, Ecuador During the gigs Mortiis will do a special performance of “Ånden Som Gjorde Opprør”, his second full-length album that was released in 1994, a year after his debut album, “Født til å Herske”. Era 1 refers to all works previous to “The Smell of Rain”. All of the Era I albums were notably composed entirely on synthesizers, creating a sound that Mortiis described as “dark dungeon music”. The last album of this era, “The Stargate”, went a step further by introducing a wider range of instruments including acoustic guitars, flutes and dark vocals; mainly provided by Sarah Jezebel Deva.
To celebrate, in what has already been an amazing tournament of football, Jah Wobble has released a special world cup single “England (Your Time Is Now)”. Wobble explains: “I wrote ‘England (your time is now)’ a couple of years ago. I felt that one day, our time would come again on the big stage. Gary Lamin of the Bermondsey Joy Riders, a keen Millwall fan, plays guitar on the track. It’s quite a punky anthemic track. I think the punk ethos goes quite nicely with football. Anyway, when it comes to the England Football team hope springs eternal right?” You can listen to the track below. He became known to a wider audience as the original bass player in Public Image Ltd (PiL) in the late 1970s and early 1980s, but left the band after two albums. Following his departure from PiL, he went on to a successful solo career, continuing to the present.
“History – The Vinyl Collection – Vol. 2” unites the next batch of Blutengel-classics in a strictly limited vinyl-box-set in a classy glossy cardboard slipcase.
The new set picks up where “Vol. 1” left off and contains the albums “Schwarzes Eis”, “Soultaker”, “Tränenherz”, “Monument” and “Black Symphonies”, all as 180g color double vinyl sets in gatefold sleeves. Each of the included album was carefully remastered by the artist himself to ensure the best possible sound on vinyl and has never before been released on this most noble of all formats.
All five double-LPs will be exclusive to this box set which will be limited to 499 copies, world-wide and will include a hand-numbered ownership certificate. Like the first part of the series, “History – The Vinyl Collection – Vol. 2” is a real gem and belongs in every serious Blutengel-collection. And after experiencing these classics in the warm and saturated glory that is vinyl, you will feel like listening to them for the first time in your life.
I’m always interested to discover new bands, but especially artists from countries and parts of the world you don’t immediately link with electronic underground music. Struck 9 is a Colombian duo set up in 2008 by Andres Orion and Andres Henker. They released the “Democracy”-album in 2010 on Black Leather Records (Colombia). It took a while to accomplish a new opus, but here it is! “Ritual Body Music” has been released by EK Product and will catch the attention of all old-school EBM lovers. Master mind Andres Orion answered a few questions. (Courtesy by Inferno Sound Diaries) Q: A traditional question to take off is to know how Struck 9 saw the daylight, the meaning of the band name and what have been your musical references and sources of inspiration? Andres: Struck 9 was the first EBM song I heard in 1993 by Anstalt so I named my band that way to honor them. We are inspired by 80s and early 90s EBM, new-wave and post-punk. Q: It seems there’s a real electronic underground scene in Colombia. How does it looks like regarding bands, labels, distributors, concerts/festivals, parties etc? Andres: To be honest, there are a lot of parties, but […]