First new Empirion material in almost a decade - I Am Electronic / Red Noise (12'/CD)
Released on 12" vinyl (4 tracks) and CD (6 tracks), this AA sided EP is far more than a glimpse of Empirion's forthcoming album, ‘Resume'. The much admired techno-industrial hybrid act from Essex is coming back with an absolute banger of an EP containing perhaps the strongest tracks of their entire career.
'I Am Electronic' is a grinding breakbeat/trance maelstrom with an irresistible vocoder voice refrain that makes the track instantly recognizable and absolutely irresistible on the dance floor, while 'Red Noise' represents the industrial roots of the band and updates Nitzer Ebb style EBM with IDM elements and strong vocals.
The EP is available as a CD single with 6 tracks and two bonus tracks, while the 12” vinyl is a limited edition of 1000 copies (of which 300 in red vinyl) and includes two exclusive mixes of the A-Sides. Also featuring strong remixes and two exclusive tracks, this is an unmissable comeback!
Belgian and electronic einzelgänger True Zebra is releasing a compilation album featuring a selection of songs from his first three DIY underground releases.
A “best of”, “greatest hits”, “most played live”… whatever you call it, it is now available for the masses!
All tracks were written and recorded by mastermind Kevin Strauwen between 2008-2016 and all got a remastering treatment for this release.
Meanwhile Kevin states: “I am starting work on my new full-length recording - idiorrhythmic - which I hope will be finished at the beginning of 2019”
123 - Track listing
1. The Silence
3. Sounds Easy
4. Under Control
11. Everything Is Mediocre
14. Not Like Him No
Today it’s been exactly 26 years since Nine Inch Nails released Broken (EP)
Today it’s been exactly 26 years since Nine Inch Nails released its first EP Broken (September 22, 1992). The EP was produced by frontman Trent Reznor and Flood and entirely consists of new material. The synth-pop style from the band's 1989 debut album Pretty Hate Machine was replaced by a heavier sound that would act as a precursor to their second album The Downward Spiral (1994). One of the reasons for this drastic change in sound and style being TVT Records, who had signed the band, pressuring Trent Reznor to record a similar synth-pop album as follow-up after the success of the previous Pretty Hate Machine album. As a reaction to this attempt to interfere with his artistic and creative freedom Reznor secretly started recording with Flood under various monikers to prevent TVT Records from confiscating and releasing their recordings.
In the end, a deal was reached with Interscope Records to release future Nine Inch Nails releases.
The accompanying short movie Broken, filmed and directed by Peter Christopherson (Trobbing Gristle / Coil / …) and based on a scenario by Trent Reznor, was never officially released due to its extreme graphic content but was leaked as a bootleg which became heavily traded amongst fans.
Although the videos were widely censored from television airplay, the song Wish made the band win the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance (1993) while their Woodstock '94 performance of Happiness in Slavery won the same award at the 38th Grammy Awards (1996).
Broken peaked at the seventh rank on the US billboard 200 chart.
The original release of Broken was limited to 250.000 copies and included two bonus tracks on a separate 3" CD including a cover version of Physical, a song originally by Adam Ant, and Suck which Reznor had co-written with all-star industrial band Pigface.
A remix EP titled Fixed (with blue cover) was released late 1992.
4. Help me I Am In Hell
5. Happiness In Slavery
6. Gave Up
3" CD tracklist (Bonus)
Earlier this month NIN performed the Broken EP in its entirety on their Cold and Black and Infinite North America 2018 Tour (see video below).
Is there a Dark Electro scene In Russia?
Yes there is!
Today two Russian dark-electro bands will play at Rock Classic for free!
▶ 21h00 - 0Kontrol (RU/B)
0Kontrol (rus. "Nolkontrol") in an electro-wave / atom-wave duo feat. 4.44 (St. Petersburg) & Masha Kasha (Brussels).
▶ 22h00 - Strong Product (RU)
Oldschool EBM project from Moscow, Russia
Diane Grace releases first of three videos, 'Wedding', taken from their new EP 'Pan!c'!
Art punk rock trio Diane Grace releases its debut EP “Pan!c” on Starman Records. The three songs will be consecutively released on digital platforms in a 3 week span. Together with the three videos that make up the shortmovie “Pan!c”, directed by Kris Verdonck, and already selected for various film festivals such as FF Napoli.
Diane Grace got known and gained live notoriety during Humo’s Rock Rally, Belgium’s leading music contest. Anything could and did happen during theses performances in Trix and AB.
The Pan!c EP was recorded and produced by Pieter Van Buyten (known for his basswork for The Kids) in an abandoned 19th century country house.
Musically the band is on the same wave as Black Flag, Wire, Captain Beefheart, Birthday Party, Howlin’ Wolf and Suicide.
Diane Grace is Mauro B. (vox), Mr Pig (drums),.44 (guitars)