Pioneering synthpop band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) has released a new video for “What We Have Done,” the third single off of the group’s thirteenth studio album, The Punishment of Luxury. The song is the first to feature lead vocals by Paul Humphreys in over 30 years; Humphreys describes the track as, “an […]
Fever Ray, the experimental solo project of Karin Dreijer, has announced its first live shows since 2010. Dreijer, who is best known as half of electronic duo The Knife with her brother Olof Dreijer, announced a 22 date UK and European tour in support …
Aengeldust is an electro-industrial solo-project set up and driven by Nadine ‘Cooraz’ Engel. She’s one of the few women involved with this ‘hard’ kind of music revealing a sound, which is much harder than the other projects she’s been involved with. You maybe remember her from HausHetaere, but you for sure know her from Totem Obscura and especially Acylum, which are all projects she’s running together with her husband Pedro Engel. Aengeldust has now unleashed her second album “Agent Orange” on Alfa Matrix while there also is a new EP entitled “Zucht”. Nadine ‘Cooraz’ Engel’s new work has been introduced as ‘the bitch is back’ and this is what she has to say. (by Inferno Sound Diaries) Q: Nadine, we all know you from you involvement with Acylum and Totem Obscura, which are bands you’re running together with your husband. So what means Aengeldust to you as an artist and as a woman? Nadine: Aengeldust is my own baby. I can realize this project and do all the crazy things I always wanted to do. Q: Aengeldust clearly sounds more into industrial influences although I noticed an evolution from “Freakshow” towards “Agent Orange”. How do you see this evolution and […]
The first release from LeCabLe is a fact: the 8-track album “Multicore”. LeCabLe consists of the duo Paul Kendall (lapsteel, ‘springs and things’) and Daniel Dickel (mono synth, tapes and ‘things’) and offers landscape music mixing aleatoric harmony and noise. And knowing Kendall, you can expect some really cool sounds which the Recoil-collaborator has been creating. “Multicore” by LeCable is available for the launch price of – listen well – 99p via the Bandcamp page of Catwalk Imprint. If you order the album in one go, you’ll get the bonus video included. Highly recommended to those who like some profound audio research. MULTICORE by LeCabLe Below is the first material that got released a while back: “Elevator to L’écho-faux”.
Coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and digital formats (all available here) on December 12th is the Morrissey biopic “England Is Mine” directed by Mark Gill. The biopic is about the early days of Morrissey and stars Jack Lowden as Steven Patrick Morrissey and Jessica Brown Findlay of “Downton Abbey” fame as his soul mate and muse. Set in Thatcher’s Britain of the 70’s and 80’s, the film tells the story of the 17 year-old Morrissey. For the true fans of The Smiths, make sure to have already picked up this expanded vinyl edition of “The Queen Is Dead” album released as a 5LP box set which features the 2017 master of the album, additional recordings and the “Live In Boston” recording. You can view a teaser below.
After 4 years of silence the Swedish electro act Severe Illusion returns with EP ‘A Familiar State of Passive Compliance’
Four very long years. That is how long we had to wait on the newest EP by the Swedish Dark Electro veterans Severe Illusion. “A Familiar State of Passive Compliance” was recorded in the past few months and offers their trademark dark electro throughout 5 tracks, spanning more than 21 minutes. The EP will see a physical release and comes in a 4-panel digipak with artwork by Noculture. The estimated arrival is just in time for christmas 2017! Here’s a preview. The band was started in 2000 by Fredrik Djurfeldt and Ulf Lundblad and they saw their first album “Discipline” released by PAF records in May 2003. Soon PAF records ceased to exist and Severe Illusion moved to New Mexico based Dangerous Sharks Biting People (DSBP) who released the next album, “Accomplishments of Leopold II” in 2005. In 2011, the band signed to Complete Control Productions for the album “No More Alive Than You Deserve” released in September that year. In 2013 they offered “Deliberate Prefrontal Leucotomy” also on CCP. Currently the band consists of Fredrik Djurfeldt, Ulf Lundblad, Janina Danes and Anders Karlsson.
Out on November 17 is the single “Mother of Earth” by the duo TB Frank (The Neon Judgement and also bass player from Praga Khan, Jade4U and Lords of Acid) and Baustein. The single is taken from the upcoming album “Tock !” which will be released on 26th January, 2018. The album will be released under the bandname “TB Frank & Baustein”, the album will be followed by a series of live concerts. Born and raised in Germany, Baustein moved to Hollywood Los Angeles where he graduated at Musicians Institute of Technology in performing, songwriting & music business by Kenny Kerner (producer KISS). He later on hooked up with Christopher Franke (Tangerine Dream, Babylon 5) at Sonic Images Records located in his Hollywood studios. Since 2000 Baustein is running his own recording and production studio “Baustein Guitar Studio”, offering contemporary music training, teaching guitar, drums, songwriting, production and bandcoaching. The track “Mother of Earth” is a cover from a The Gun Club original. Here’ the video for “Mother of Earth”. The original by The Gun Club sounds like this.
“Ad:keY” is back on planet Earth for their 5th studio assault. Their mission on this new 13-track album is perfectly summarized in its one-word title “Reanimator”: The Berlin-based AD:keY duo will reanimate our bodies and brains, blowing away the dust from our daily routines, insufflating a breath of positive vibes into our greatest hopes and dreams, and inviting all of us with a clear critical position to act and do something in life for the future of humanity and the universe… “We live here, we live now, we celebrate it” being their new motto!
Musically, the duo stays faithful to its characteristic style while continuing widening its sonic spectrum and expanding its production skills and songwriting quality level. AD:keY stands for hi-energy positive EBM work made of stomping beats, muscled bass lines, addictive melodic electro sequences and clear powerful (mostly German) vocals. And the vocal duality of Andrea’s shouting leads and Rene’s clear backing vox which made AD:KEY stand out as unique and original on the “old school Electronic Body Music” scene, reaches here an amazing symbiosis giving all its force and strength to this stunning album.
“Reanimator” is a non-stop EBM pumping machine
Having released the Logical Fears album in November of 2016, experimental electro/EBM act Cervello Elettronico has unveiled the music video for the pulse pounding title track; directed and animated by Francesco Brunotti, ReGen Magazine is proud to present the “Logical Fears” video in a special exclusive! “While Logical Fears was a very politically inspired album, […]
Out in December – and available in pre-order now – are 2 brand new vinyl reissues of albums by the Greek female electropop duo Marsheaux. The first is “Lumineux Noir”, the third album (2009) from Marsheaux which sees a reissue as a 2LP on blue vinyl. This limited blue double vinyl (500 copies only) has 3 sides of music and 1 side etched with the cover art. You can order the album right here. The next one is the band’s second album, the 2006 released “Peek A Boo” which will be reissued as a 2LP on lilac vinyl. This second album was the band’s breakthrough album and is now released for the first time ever on vinyl, in a limited edition of only 500 copies. Again, you get 3 sides of music and 1 side featuring an etching. You can order the album right here. These are 2 tracks from the above mentioned albums: “Summer” from “Lumineux Noir”, and “Hanging On” from “Peek A Boo”.