Year: 2021

Pig – Pain Is God (Album – Metropolis Records)

Genre/Influences: Industrial, Electro-Rock. Format: Digital, CD. Background/Info: British born Raymond Watts is what you can call a phenomenon. He collaborated with famous artists and was of course one of the KMFDM core members. Active since the 80s Watts is back on track with a new work of his sonic brainchild Pig! The new opus features fourteen cuts. Content: Raymond Watts is doing what he has always done; achieving a diversified piece of modern Industrial music, which others will call Electro-Rock. The songs sound as the perfect osmosis between empowering guitar playing and heavy electronics. Some songs have been achieved with epic arrangements, but I also noticed some funky parts and an empowering, pretty Rammstein-driven song. Watts is singing with a natural charisma now adding some rage and later on emotion. The female backing vocals inject a sensual touch on top of the deeper male growls. The KMFDM fans will notice a cover version (but is it really a cover as Watts was a founding member of the band) of “Kickin Ass”. + + + : Globally speaking I should dare to say this new opus is a typical Pig album. It still sounds a bit KMFDM-like –which is rather understandable, but […]

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Implant returns with 11th album ‘Cognitive Dissonance’ available in a limited 2CD box edition as well

Implant’s 11th album is a fact! The Belgian electronic act recently released the “Phantom Pain” EP and video clip as a teaser for what was to come, and now the band has announced the imminent release of “Cognitive Dissonance”. You can expect an array of sounds on the new album, from industrial dance over dark elektro and melancholic chanson (“The Last Record”) to upbeat future pop and techno pop. For the album Implant could count on vocal contributions by Helalyn Flowers’ front woman Noemi Aurora on several songs. There will also be a limited deluxe double-CD digipak edition of the album (available here) which will hold the “When Prophecy Fails” bonus disc featuring 2 exclusive tracks and an eclectic selection of remix collaborations with such artists and bands like Breath Of Life, Suicide Commando, Armageddon Dildos, 808 Dot Pop, Signal Aout 42, Aiboforcen, Helalyn Flowers, Neuroactive, AD:keY, Q’pnz and Növö. You can already check 2 tracks from the album below on Bandcamp (where you can also pre-order the release). Cognitive Dissonance (Bonus Tracks Version) by IMPLANT About Implant Implant was formed in 1992 when Geert Machtelinck and Len Lemeire attended the same university. It took them till 1996 to release […]

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‘Click Interview’ with MOTOR!K: ‘It’s Only The Love For The Music’

MOTOR!K is a Belgian Krautrock formation set up in 2018 by Joeri Dobbeleir  (guitar and synths), Dries D’Hollander (drums) and Dirk Ivens (guitar and effects). The Belgian trio released its self-named debut album in 2019 on Out Of Line. It was a rather surprising signature on the label, which is more familiar with Dark-Electronics, EBM, Electro-Pop and since a few years Metal music. MOTOR!K moved on unleashing a new album this year. The work sounds as a perfect offspring between Psychedelic guitar play, transcendental Electronic sound treatments and exciting drum patterns. Time for a chat with Joeri Dobbeleir. (Picture credits by Danny Quintelier / Interview courtesy by Inferno Sound Diaries) Q: How did you guys get in touch? We of course know Dirk Ivens from his numerous projects, but can you tell us a bit more about your background?  Joeri: I’ve met Dirk many years ago because we live in the same town. In 2017 he released the debut album from my other band, The Whereabouts Of J. Albert. While meeting somewhere in 2018 we’ve decided to start a new band because of our mutual interest in the Krautrock-Kosmische Musik genre. Initially we jammed with a drum computer and a […]

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Belgian electro act Cubic reshapes latest 808 DOT POP album into ‘The Cubic Temperature’ – exclusive Bandcamp megamix bonus track

In June last year the Belgian electronic act 808 DOT POP released its debut album “The Colour Temperature”. The release was extremely well received and was followed by a string of singles including a remix by the Belgian electronic music veteran Franky Deblomme aka Cubic for “Kelvin” and this for 7″ single release. What first seemed to be a one-shot remix turned into a further collaboration. More tracks were reworked and finally the idea grew to recreate all of the tracks on the debut album. A few months later “The Cubic Temperature” was born which holds reworks of “The Colour Temperature” and related singles, including B-sides. The release is available on CD and as Bandcamp download (including an exclusive 13 minute megamix on Bandcamp called “The Cubic Mix”) from March 26th on but can be pre-ordered already. Bandcamp buyers will get an instant download of 2 tracks already when pre-ordering, including said megamix. The Cubic Temperature by 808 DOT POP

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‘Click Interview’ with Tineidae: ‘I Love Telling Stories With Melodies’

TINEIDAE is a project I discovered back in 2012 by the “Lights”-album released on the now defunct Tympanik Audio. The next album “Shadows” released in 2014 featured a similar taste for IDM and Electro-Ambient Electronics. But after that second album and the end of Tympanik Audio it became quite silent in the TINEIDAE circle. A lot of things happened and one of the main changes was Pavlo Storonsky left his homeland, Ukraine, to relocate in Warsaw (Poland). He started to compose new music and this year signed to Cryo Chamber to unleash the Cinematographic work “Exo”. The opus reveals an important evolution in sound, but a similar passionate and overwhelming sound experience. (Courtesy by Inferno Sound Diaries) Q: After the “Shadows”-album released in 2014 it took you several years to release a new full length. You last year released “Slowly Drown In Static”, which already was like a real album and this year you released “Exo”. Why did it take that long to release a new full length and what kind of work did you want to accomplish with “Exo”? Pavlo: A lot of things have changed since the last full-length album released on Tympanik Audio; from moving to other […]

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Front 242 releases two ’91 live recordings (live in the EU and USA) + new Daniel B. album

Good news from the Front 242 headquarters. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you had to miss the numerous Front 242 concerts planned in 2020. But now the Front 242 live shows come to you until you can see the band live at work again. The band has more or less started pre-orders on what many consider the holy 242 grail with 2 live recordings (USA and EU) which were recorded during the band’s 91 tour. They are available in two formats via the Alfa Matrix webstore: Front 242 – “91” (live in the EU) 2xLP Front 242 – “USA 91” (live in the USA) digipak CD About the double vinyl release, it comes strictly limited to 1242 copies worldwide. The 2 cream-colored vinyls are inserted in a luxury carton slipcase packaging with soft touch varnish. The 20-track “Sounds From The Matrix 022” Alfa Matrix compilation is also inserted in each deluxe box.  Good to know, the first 300 ordered copies of the double-vinyl edition set will receive a numbered exclusive Front 242 live carton photo (210x140mm).  Both sets are also available via Bandcamp as downloads where you can already preview various tracks: Front 242 – “91” (live in the EU) […]

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