New solo album for The Legendary Pink Dots’ Edward Ka-Spel expected in May: ‘High On Station Yellow Moon’ – out on vinyl and CD

“High On Station Yellow Moon” is a new solo album by Edward Ka-Spel of The Legendary Pink Dots, and marks the beginning of his collaboration with longtime friend and fellow traveller Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls. The album is the follow-up to last years “Spectrescapes Volume 3”. The new album is available on vinyl and CD (you can order both formats right here). Edward Ka-Spel is best known as the lead singer, keyboard and electronics player, songwriter and co-founder of the band The Legendary Pink Dots, in which he was initially known as D’Archangel, Prophet Q’Sepel and other pseudonyms. He has also released numerous solo albums (initially featuring other members of the Legendary Pink Dots, and including contributions from Steven Stapleton), and has worked in various side projects, including The Tear Garden (with cEvin Key of Skinny Puppy), and Mimir (with Phil Knight, Christoph Heemann, Jim O’Rourke and others).

Side-Line introduces Signal Operator – listen now to ‘The Black Field (Psychological Version)’ (Face The Beat profile series)

The 67th track on our free download compilation “Face The Beat: Session 4” (featuring 92 tracks) is by the Brasilian old school electro act Signal Operator. Signal Operator was founded in 2009 in Sorocaba,Brasil. The Band is actually a one-man by Emerson Felix, heavily influenced by old school bands such Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly, Mentallo & The Fixer, Leaether Strip or yet Front 242. The sound consists of pulsating bass lines and analogue synths, heavy drums and distorted vocals. Emerson Felix is planning to self release in 2017 an independent LP, he also has another solo project Êlémentaire which offers minimal wave. Check the band on Facebook! Listen to “The Black Field (Psychological Version)” below and download it right here. Face The Beat: Session 4 by Signal Operator Check our “Face The Beat: Session 4” page on Bandcamp to discover the other 91 bands. All donations will go to charity.

Cubanate to release best of album ‘Brutalism’

“Brutalism” is a brand new best of Cubanate album which will feature remasterd versions of some of the bands greatest tracks, covering the years 1992 – 1996 and unavailable for many years. “Brutalism” follows Cubanate Marc Heal’s recent “The Hum” solo project. Presented in a deluxe digipak edition with 16 page booklet (available already for ordering) , the 14-track best of “Brutalism” is featuring the greatest tracks from Cubanate’s first 3 albums, “Antimatter”, “Cyberia” and “Barbarossa”. Here’s the tracklist: Autonomy, Junky, Kill or Cure, Body Burn, Angeldust, Hatesong, Oxyacetylene, Skeletal, Industry, Barbarossa, Vortech I, Why are you here?, Joy, Lord of the Flies. The industrial act Cubanate was formed in London, in 1992, by Marc Heal and Graham Rayner with Phil Barry and Steve Etheridge. The group became well known for its early fusion of distorted metal guitars, and techno percussion and later incorporating breakbeats.

Inkubus Sukkubus – Heartbeat of the Earth

This is a reissue of the Inkubus Sukkubus album ‘Heartbeat of the Earth’ originally released in 1995, it was the third album released by Inkubus Sukkubus and has been out of print for over 10 years. It was their ‘transition’ album, the album which saw them successfully blend Gothic Rock, Folk and Metal with a big orchestral wall of sound and pagan lyrics to produce what was at the time something truly unique & which predated the fantasy metal genre of the likes of Nightwish, Within Temptation and Evanescence who formed that same year.
‘Heartbeat of the Earth’ is the template for the next 18 Inkubus Sukkubus albums. The power and the passion of the wild pagan world, the beautiful lilting melancholy, the anguish, the torment, the ecstasy and the joy of which the Inkubus Sukkubus Universe is comprised, are all here. The album is presented here with very slightly updated artwork to the original 1995 first release.

Side-Line introduces Shades​:​Of​:​Hell – listen now to ‘Bastards Screaming’ (Face The Beat profile series)

The 66th track on our free download compilation “Face The Beat: Session 4” (featuring 92 tracks) is by the Helsinki, Finland based dark electro act Shades​:​Of​:​Hell. Behind Shades​:​Of​:​Hell is DJ Shades FIN, co-organizer and resident DJ of Hellfire Club, Dead Souls Gathering and Goths On the Rocks. Remixer and producer of Electro-Industrial music you will probably know him from the remixes he has done for C-Lekktor (Castle Party 2014 compilation), Totem Obscura vs. Acylum, Cynical Existence, Siva Six, Kuroshio, Zombie Girl and from his high quality appearances on Endzeit Bunkertracks VII. New songs are being prepared, but for now enjoy this great dark tune! Listen to “Bastards Screaming​​” below and download it right here. Face The Beat: Session 4 by Shades:Of:Hell Check our “Face The Beat: Session 4” page on Bandcamp to discover the other 91 bands. All donations will go to charity.

Goldfrapp’s Alison Goldfrapp makes directorial debut with new video ‘Systemagic’ – watch the video here

Available now is “Systemagic”, a video taken from Goldfrapp’s seventh studio album “Silver Eye” which will be released 31st March 2017 on Mute. With this video Alison Goldfrapp is making her directorial debut. Before she has been involved with album artwork and art direction on the video “Anymore”. You can watch the video above.

Level 2.0 InterView: Moonlit Resurgence

Now free to explore his creative inclinations as he sees fit, Level 2.0’s Mike Hoffman explains to Beacon College’s William Nesbitt his own personal Resurgence.

An InterView with Mike Hoffman of Level 2.0

By William Nesbitt
Professor of English and Chair of Humanities
Beacon College, http://www.beaconcollege.edu
Level 2.0 began in a studio basement with Mike J. Hoffman and Matt Clennan […]

Side-Line introduces Sawtooth – listen now to ‘Giles Corey’ (Face The Beat profile series)

The 65th track on our free download compilation “Face The Beat: Session 4” (featuring 92 tracks) is by the (symphonic) dark electro act Sawtooth based in Lowell, Massachusetts (USA). Sawtooth is formerly a member of the online netlabels and collectives BreakBit and Futures Passed Music, and has produced official remixes for international artists like Massive Ego, Dear Strange, Metroland, K-The-I???, Transdusk, War Twins, McMangos, and many more. Active since 2012 the project has been releasing 14 singles, EPs and albums so far, so yes, he is quite a busy bee. Check the band on Facebook. Listen to “Giles Corey​​” below and download it right here. Face The Beat: Session 4 by Sawtooth Check our “Face The Beat: Session 4” page on Bandcamp to discover the other 91 bands. All donations will go to charity.

A few RSD copies available from Pankow’s ‘Times’ 10 inch – incl. 11 copies plus a test pressing

A few days ago we reported about the release of the vinyl EP “Times” by the Italian electronic act Pankow for Record Store Day. Today you can get ahold of a few of the remaining copies of this very rare edition (order your copy here). This edition is also available in a very limited set (11 copies only) including one of the test pressings for this vinyl (available here). Included on this set are the 2 earliest Pankow recordings (“We Are the Joy” and “Wither”) next to 2 other tracks that have never before been released. Below is the extremely limited set including a test pressing. Here’s Pankow with “Wither”:

Alfa Matrix launches Record Store Day 30% discount on webstore and Bandcamp – get your code here

It was Record Store Day this past weekend and for the occasion the Belgian label launched a special 30% discount code ( RSD2017 ) which is available to use until the end of this week. You can apply the code in the label’s webshop or on the label’s Bandcamp page. You will get 30% off on everything that is added in your basket (except on the forthcoming Metroland and Alien Vampires box sets). Happy hunting! Included in this massive discount action are releases by 32CRASH, Acylum, Aengeldust, Aesthetische, Agonised By Love, Aiboforcen, Alien Vampires, Ambassador21, amGod, Armageddon Dildos, Avarice In Audio, Ayria, Bruderschaft, Cosmic Armchair, Crisk, Cynical Existence, Depeche Mode (the tribute releases), Diffuzion, Diskonnekted, Dive, Dream Recall, Dunkelwerk, Elektroklänge, ELM, Entrzelle, Epsilon Minus, Essence Of Mind, Freakangel, Front 242, Gaytron, Glis, Halo In Reverse, HausHetaere, Headscan, Helalyn Flowers, Hungry Lucy, I:scintilla, Implant, Internal, Inure, Junksista, Kant Kino, Klutæ, Komor Kommando, Krystal System, Leaether Strip, Lovelorn Dolls, Malakwa, Male Or Female, Mari Chrome, Mentallo and the Fixer, Metroland, Mind:State, Mnemonic, Mondträume, Monolith, Nebula-H, Neikka RPM, Nitzer Ebb, Növö, O.V.N.I., Plastic Noise Experience, Pouppee Fabrikk, Prozium, Psy’Aviah, Razorfade, Recoil, Regenerator, Saeldes Sanc, Schwarzblut, Sebastian Komor, Seize, Sero.Overdose, Shaun F, Simon Carter, Siva […]

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