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‘Click Interview’ with Boytronic: ‘It’s Just A Part Of My Life… But Not Everything’

Set up in 1983, German synth-pop band Boytronic is an old servant of the music genre. The band went through several line-ups, but Boytronic remains. Because of the numerous changes, albums weren’t always released at regular basis. 2019 will for sure become an important year in the band’s history. The original singer of the band, Holger Wobker, joined in again to compose the new opus “The Robot Treatment”. Together with the last singer James Knights, this self-released (Wuff Records) album is pure lust for the ears. It’s the kind of work getting people dancing and happy. This is what Holger Wobker has to say. (Courtesy by Inferno Sound Diaries) Q: The new album “The Robot Treatment” already stands for a new line-up! Ingo Hauss and Hayo Lewerentz are no longer involved, singer and core-member Holger Wobker joined in again while James Knights who was singing on the previous album is now assisting Holger Wobker in the writing process while doing some backing vocals. How do you explain all these line-up changes and what’s the impact on the sound of Boytronic?   Holger: That’s a long story, but I’ll try to explain it in short: Hayo and Ingo were members of […]

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Available for free download: Aiboforcen’s track ‘In My Arms (Ocean Mix)’ (Face The Beat: Session 5 profile series)

The 4th track on our free (or pay-what-you-want to support our charity work) download compilation “Face The Beat: Session 5” is by the Belgian darkwave act Aiboforcen. “In My Arms” was originally released on the “Sense & Nonsense” album while the Ocean Mix of the track followed on the “In My Arms” EP which came out earlier this year. We picked it as it brings a very moody atmosphere which perfectly fits the feeling we had when creating this compilation. The track features the lush vocals of Mari Kattman who has been working extensively with the with the band in the past. Face The Beat: Session 5 by Aiboforcen Aiboforcen was founded by the duo Benoit Blanchart and Seba Dolimont, but is nowadays mainly Benoit Blanchart who works with guest vocalists. After the release of two CD albums (“Elixir Lytique” & “Face (of) Death”), the band disappeared from the scene to work on various other projects. They returned with a more mature and better mastered type of sound on the “Sons Palliatifs” album which closed their trilogy around the “near death experience” theme. Released in June 2004, their 4th album “Kafarnaüm” offers a complex and modern mixture of eclectic electronic […]

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Empirion – ADSR

Empirion carefully load the second round into the chamber of their electronic muzzle-loader. The second Single from their album “Resume” is called “ADSR”, an abbreviation for “Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release”. These are the four compo…

Interview with Bernard Van Isacker on the ‘Face The Beat’ series: ‘Charting with smaller bands? It’s possible, this compilation has proven it.’

(Interview / photo by Eldrina Mich) While the charity download compilation “Face The Beat: Session 5” is still reigning the charts on Bandcamp, we decided it was time again to speak with Bernard Van Isacker, the brain behind this compilation. He is also Side-Line’s chief editor and resides with his family (and 2 cats) in Ypres, a small town nearby the French border in what’s called the Westhoek or Maritime Flanders. During the First World War, Ypres (or “Wipers” as it was commonly known by the British troops) was the centre of the Battles of Ypres between German and Allied forces, nowadays it’s a bit calmer. I meet Bernard on a cold Friday evening at The Times, a small pub on the border of the Ypres market square. SL: The previous interview was in June of 2015 when the 2nd volume of “Face The Beat” had just been released. It’s like yesterday! B: Time flies very fast indeed. Good to see you are still looking great (laughs)! SL: The compilation has been doing quite well since its launch, it went straight to the number 1 spots on Bandcamp in the alternative, industrial and goth charts. B: Yeps, and it even […]

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Available for free download: Aesthetische’s track ‘Berlin’ (Face The Beat: Session 5 profile series)

The 3rd track on our free (or pay-what-you-want to support our charity work) download compilation “Face The Beat: Session 5” is by the Brazilian duo Aesthetische. Aesthetische is actually the duo behind the now defunct but famous EBM act Aghast View aka Guilherme Pires and Fabricio Viscardi. In the past we also featured them with the track “Byprodukt” taken from their 2014 album “Hybridcore”. “Berlin” shows clearly where their musical roots lay, but they upgrade it with high production standards and extremely catchy synth hooks. What if Front 242 would release “Front By Front” nowadays? Well, this is probably what you would get! There are not many bands which have such a high productional standard and it shows in the end result you get to hear on the track the band offered for this Face The Beat compilation. Face The Beat: Session 5 by Aesthetische You can check out the band’s complete discography right here (where you can also purchase it). The band debuted with “Powerswitch [LTDPWR]” in 2012, which was followed 2 years later by “HybridCore”. This year the band released the “Co3xist3ns3” album from which the track “Berlin” was taken. Check “Face The Beat: Session 5” on Bandcamp […]

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