Year: 2019

‘Click Interview’ with Viviankrist: ‘Equipment Gives Me Inspiration’

Viviankrist is a minimal electro/power-noise project set up by Japanese female artist Eri Isaka. Around 1997-1999 she was member of the industrial-noise project called Vivian Krist. People started to call her Vivian. She got involved with other bands and became member of the female project Gallhammer. It also was her last band before she set up her solo-project Viviankrist. Eri Isaka is now living in Oslo (Norway) and has released her official CD-album debut entitled  “Morgenrøde” on Cold Spring Records. The production is electro-minimal like, but still spiced with heavier power-noise influences. It’s a bit atypical, refreshing and definitely worthy of examination. Credits picture: Mark Swaffield / Interview courtesy by Inferno Sound Diaries) Q: How did you come to set up Viviankrist, which sounds rather different and definitely more electronic/experimental than Gallhammer? Eri: I stopped making music in 2011. In 2017 I just wanted to do some noise with my bass, but it didn’t go well. Then I found an old MS-10 and Micro Korg, which my husband just put in a closet. It was something very interesting and I just made my first demo in 3 days with those synths. Q: I read you’ve been inspired by numerous ‘metal’ […]

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Agent Side Grinder – A/X

Finally it’s here. The long awaited follow-up to the award winning album “Alkimia” and the first to feature the new vocalist Emanuel Åström. From “A/X” we have been treated with two singles: “Doppelgänger” and “Stripdown”. The latter …

Curse Mackey fills in for Peter Murphy at 40 Years of Bauhaus + launches solo album

(Photo credit Radiant Inc) Curse Mackey (Evil Mothers, Pigface, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult), along with Rona Rougeheart of SINE, at the request of David J filled in for Peter Murphy who was unable to perform due to illness. A statement from Peter Murphy was issued on his website. Mackey was in attendance initially to appear as a guest vocalist for SINE when he was approached by David J side stage during the SINE set. Rougeheart (who as SINE was the sole opener for Peter Murphy’s rescheduled, final date of a monumental 5-month, ninety-four date world tour) and Mackey joined David J along with Peter Murphy guitarist Mark Thwaite and drummer Marc Slutsky in what David J described to a near capacity audience as an “Improvised, mash-up, deconstructed Bauhaus in dub” set. A video of Mackey singing the Bauhaus hit song “In The Flat Field” with the ensemble can be seen below. Mackey will be releasing his debut solo album “Instant Exorcism” May 10th on Negative Gain. On “Instant Exorcism” Mackey fuses post-punk atmospherics with dark electronics and industrial dance beats. Mackey: “This record for me is like a personal exorcism. The songs had to get out of […]

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