‘Click Interview’ with Richard H. Kirk: ‘Too Much Music Is Being Made Just Because People Can’

Richard H. Kirk is a world-wide recognized artist who started his ‘career’ in the 70s! He of course will always be linked to Cabaret Voltaire, which is considered by numerous music lovers as an electronic/industrial pioneer. Next to Cabaret Voltaire, Richard H. Kirk has been involved in multiple projects (Sandoz, Electronic Eye, Acid Horse, Biochemical Dread…) and worked with numerous artists. He this year released a new album (cf. “Dasein”) under his own name and on his own label Intone. Richard accepted answering a few questions about this new work. (by Inferno Sound Diaries) Q: Richard, you’ve released an endless list of productions featuring songs & albums, which entered into history so what does your newest opus “Dasein” mean to you? Richard: It’s about the world we live in today. Too fast, too violent, too much reliance upon technology, and social media and it’s about my place in that world. It’s about the lack of spirituality, and the manipulation of people by religious organisations… It’s also about the idea of living for now, as we are not immortal (yet). Q: Did you’d some specific ideas, concept or a kind of guiding line in mind when starting the writing of Dasein? […]

Mortiis sees both classic LPs ‘Ånden som Gjorde Opprør’ and ‘Keiser av en Dimensjon Ukjent’ re-released on vinyl and CD

In collaboration with Funeral Industries, Mortiis is reissuing the classic 1994 and 1995 albums “Ånden som Gjorde Opprør” and “Keiser av en Dimensjon Ukjent”. Pre-orders are being taken right now via the official Mortiis webstore. “Ånden Som Gjorde Opprør” (The Spirit Who Rebelled) is the second full-length album by Norwegian solo artist Mortiis, released a year after his debut album, “Født til å Herske” (1993). The follow-up album is “Keiser av en Dimensjon Ukjent” (Emperor of a Dimension Unknown), released in 1995. In order to make the reissues as special as possible, both re-releases have been remastered by Jules Seifert, in close collaboration with Mortiis, and exclusive new artwork was created by renowned French artist David Thierree, based on ideas by Mortiis. Both albums come in 3 different vinyl colors, plus include 12″ sized inserts, in limited editions. The “Ånden som Gjorde Opprør” vinyl (available here) comes in 200x silver, 100x purple, and 450x black. The “Keiser av en Dimensjon Ukjent” (available here) comes in 200x gold, 100x dark green, and 450x black. All formats include a free digital download. If you prefer the CD versions, you can expect lovely digipaks of both “Ånden som Gjorde Opprør” (available here) and […]

‘The Cure in Lodz 2016’ – a multicam live video film made with… smartphones! Here are the first promo videos!

Here’s something which caught us by surprise. Polish die-hard The Cure fans (from www.thecure.pl) have united to record a multicam of The Cure concert in Lodz, that took place on October 20, 2016. Almost exactly a year after this event, they will release the film. It will be released completely free of charge to download in various qualities. In a reaction the people behind the project tell Side-Line: “The goal was to create a one-of-a-kind multicam, with the best possible quality of audio and video. Almost 1 000 people joined this project and sent their videos and photos. More than 350GB of video files with different quality, from phone clips to Blue Ray and 4K quality files were gathered.” Luckily enough the fan club also managed to get audio files with a quality close to that of a soundboard recording. The result is a 2h 43 minutes long concert video of which you can see 3 promotional videos below. The Cure – “Lullaby” The Cure – “A Forest” The Cure – “Just Like Heaven” The entire film will be posted on www.youtube.com/thecurepl.

Godflesh announces next, less ‘metal’ album

Having long been established as one of the most influential eminent crossover acts in industrial and metal, Godflesh has announced that the band’s eighth full-length album, Post Self will explore it’s “less ‘metal’ side.” Drawing more on the band’s formative influences of late ’70s and early ’80s post-punk and industrial, Post Self is over two […]

Our Banshee – 4200

Mark Verhaeghen and Dirk Ivens are a duo that can agree on a joint artistic vision and modus operandi, where result may be something greater than just the sum of its parts. Our Banshee, with Agi Taralas and Stefan Böhm are just about to release their debut record “4200”, you can already state that this collaboration is a convergence of talent with great potential. These two very different musical backgrounds resulted in an electronic work with a lot of character. “4200” does have a certain EBM feel, variety and some other quality that would suit every album well: great songwriting and strong vocals.

Snuttock releases music video for track from debut album

In an unusual move, Baltimore electro/rock act Snuttock has unveiled a music video for the track “Why,” originally released on the band’s 2005 debut album Straight Jacket Life. Like the band’s previous videos, “Why” was directed by Ernie Mosteller of Fried Okra Entertainment, and features actress/model Alisa Baksheeva. Additionally, the video was edited by Mia […]

Tears For Fears launch new single ‘I Love You But I’m Lost’ to promote new ‘best of’

Out on November 10th is “Rule The World”, a collection of the biggest hits from Tears For Fears including two brand new songs. The first new track is “I Love You But I’m Lost” which is out now as a standalone single. It’s not particularly a terribly good track to be honest. Check for yourself. The track has long been rumoured as being the first track to be released from a brand new album which the duo has been working on since 2013. Their seventh album is being recorded together with songwriter/producer Sacha Skarbek and is tentatively entitled “The Tipping Point”. The ‘best of’ possible needs to pave the way for this new album. Tears for Fears formed in Bath in 1981 when Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith joined up after the dissolution of their first band, the mod-influenced Graduate. They were initially associated with the new wave synthesiser bands of the early 1980s but later branched out into mainstream rock and pop. Smith and Orzabal parted company in 1991, after the release of their third album “The Seeds of Love” (1989), though Orzabal retained the Tears for Fears name throughout the remainder of the 1990s. The duo re-formed in […]

Keith Milo of Cause & Effect releases 2 new singles via his Solsun project

Solsun, the electro solo project from Keith Milo of Cause & Effect has two new digital releases. Out now is the second single “Rainbow Road” as well as “Eccentric Uncle” in a 12” Long Mix. The remix of “Eccentric Uncle” is a brand new extended version of the b-side/bonus track taken from the debut digital single “The Only Ones?”. All three Solsun releases are available now via Bandcamp, iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon and other digital streaming services. Check them out below. RAINBOW ROAD by SOLSUN ECCENTRIC UNCLE – 12″ (Long Mix) by SOLSUN

Bazart announces live album ‘Echo Live’ as extra with reissue debut album – out next week

To celebrate the first anniversary of the debut album “Echo” the Belgian electropop formation Bazart will release the album “Echo Deluxe” including the extra CD “Echo Live” which includes 12 tracks recorded live in the Paradiso (Amsterdam) and the Lotto Arena (Antwerpen) during the past Summer. And today the band also released the single “Voodoo” in a remix by The Subs, which you can listen to here: Here’s how the band sounded in Amsterdam. Recommended release!

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