Today, exactly 29 ago years ago Front 242 released the album Tyranny ▶For You◀
Today it is exactly 29 years since one of the most succesful EBM bands and founders Front 242 released Tyranny ▶For You◀ (24-01-1991).
Tyranny ▶For You◀ is Front 242's fifth studio album and featured twelve tracks. Three of those tracks were released as separate CD/12" singles; Rhythm Of Time, Mixed By Fear and Tragedy ▶For You◀. Both music videos for Tragedy ▶For You◀ (Directed by Anthon Corbijn) and Rhythm Of Time (Directed by Peter Christopherson of Coil) got a frequent rotation on MTV. The video of Rhythm Of Time also appeared briefly on a TV-set in the background during a scene of the film Single White Female.
Enjoy the music videos of Tragedy ▶For You◀ and Rhythm Of Time below!
Rhythm Of Time
Trigger 2 (Anatomy Of A Shot)
Gripped By Fear
Tragedy >For You<
Today, 2 years ago, Mark E. Smith, singer of legendary post-punk band The Fall died, aged 60
Mark E. Smith was born in the UK 1957 and founded The Fall in 1976 together with Tony Friel and Martin Bramah. Smith remained the only original member of the band to this day. During the 38 years of their existence, the group seemed to be more of a pigeon-loft than a coherent rock band as Smith hired and sacked musicians as if it was a sweet delight, so more than sixty musicians passed through The Fall.
It was already clear for a while now the singer had serious health problems since a number of planned shows were cancelled late 2017. Still, he didn’t seem willing to give up and even performed one of their latest shows in a wheelchair.
One of the hallmarks of The Fall was the unmistakable voice and manner of singing by Mark E. Smith. He rather mumbled his lyrics through the microphone than he was singing and therefore it was not always clear what he was singing.
The Fall was a very productive band, releasing nearly 80 albums in less than 39 years. Probably one of their most influential albums is the Hex Enduction Hour, released in 1982. To date, the band has been cited as a source of inspiration by musicians around the world.
A message on The Fall website was posted on January 24, 2018 …
RIP Chief - "The Only Band in the world"
Mark E. Smith, zanger van de legendarische post-punk The Fall overleden op 60 jarige leeftijd
Mark E. Smith werd geboren in UK in 1957 en richtte The Fall op in 1976 samen met Tony Friel en Martin Bramah. Smith bleef het enige origineel lid van de band tot op vandaag. Gedurende de 38 jaar van hun bestaan leek de groep ook eerder op een duiventil dan op een coherente rock groep want Smith huurde en ontsloeg muzikanten alsof het een lieve lust was, meer dan zestig muzikanten passeerden zo de revue bij The Fall.
Het ging al een tijdje niet goed met de gezondheid van de zanger en mede daardoor werden een aantal geplande shows in het na jaar van 2017 afgelast. Toch wist hij van geen ophouden en werkte zelf een show af gezeten in een rolstoel.
Eén van de kenmerken van The Fall was het onmiskenbare stemgeluid en manier van zingen van Mark E. Smith. Hij mompelde zijn teksten eerder door de microfoon en daardoor was niet altijd duidelijk wat hij precies zong.
The Fall was een zeer productive groep en bracht bijna 80 albums uit op nog geen 39 jaar tijd. Waarschijnlijk één van hun meest invloedrijke albums is het in 1982 verschenen Hex Enduction Hour. Tot op heden wordt de band aangehaald als inspiratiebron door muzikanten over heel de wereld.
Op de The Fall website werd er op 24 Januari gepost - RIP Chief - “The Only Band in the world”
Dirk Da Davo (former The Neon Judgement) and Jean-Marie Aerts (former TC MATIC) announce first joint venture full album!
Dirk Da Davo (Neon Electrics and former The Neon Judgement) and Jean-Marie Aerts (a.k.a. JMX, former TC MATIC and producer of a.o. Luc Van Acker, Urban Dance Squad and many more..) have recently finished a new album under their DDDJMX moniker titled OCEANED. The album got mixed by Michel 'Shelle' Dierickx, engineer of TNJ's 1989 album BLOOD AND THUNDER. An album JMX also produced partially.
The digital release of OCEAN is scheduled on April 6th 2020 and prior to the album release, there will be 2 songs/singles releases.
The preview sample of their first single (see below) sounds very promissing indeed!
February 3th: ALL iS SAID (Preview / listen sample HERE)
March 2nd: PRAY FOR RAIN
DDDJMX - OCEANED
Release date: April 6th 2020
On this day, 10 years ago, Nitzer Ebb released their sixth studio album Industrial Complex!
Industrial Complex is the sixth and latest up to date studio album from British Industrial-electro-EBM band Nitzer Ebb. It was initially intended and released as a limited tour edition (2009) only but was soon after picked up by the German Major Records who released the album in Europe on 22 January 2010, fifteen years after the band's last studio album Big Hit. This is the band's first release after leaving Mute Records following its 2006 retrospective, Body of Work. The Major Records version also came with a bonus CD containing remixes by Terence Fixmer and Depeche Mode's Alan Wilder amongst others.
Martin Gore of Depeche Mode—himself a fellow Essex boy—has contributed backing vocals on both 'Once You Say' and 'Payroll'. While the track 'Never Known' was featured on the soundtrack of Saw IV. The album was produced by the renown English producer Flood.
Although this comeback album could not please all their old school fans it generally received positive critics by the music press. NME gave the album a 4/5 star rating stating Nitzer Ebb "proves to be far from obsolete". Other magazines wrote critics like "Industrial Complex is a real stormer" or "Industrial Complex sounded like nothing I've ever expected, it's sure one great album."
Basic/tour edition (Red background cover, single disc, Artists' Addiction Records)
1 "Promises" 3:48
2 "Once You Say" 3:41
3 "Never Known" 3:58
4 "Going Away" 4:10
5 "Hit You Back" 4:19
6 "Payroll" 2:57
7 "Down On Your Knees" 3:52
8 "I Don´t Know You" 3:12
9 "My Door Is Open" 3:15
10 "I Am Undone" 3:51
11 "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" 2:57
12 "Traveling" 3:13 (bonus track)
Belgian edition bonus tracks (White cover background with $ sign, Alfa Matrix)
13. "Once You Say" (Komor Kommando Mix)
14. "Once You Say" (Leæther Strip Mix)
15. "Once You Say" (Essence Of Mind Mix)
16. "Once You Say" (Implant Mix)
17. "Once You Say" (Pouppée Fabrikk Mix)
Limited edition (Double CD - Tracks CD2, Major Records)
1 "I Am Undone" (Alan Wilder Remix) 5:29
2 "I Am Undone" (Christopher Kah Remix) 5:17
3 "My Door Is Open" (Terence Fixmer Remix) 5:48
4 "Once You Say" (Tom Furse Remix) 6:07
5 "Once You Say" (Celluloide Mix) 4:46
6 "Once You Say" (Orphee-Eeproh Remix) 4:29
7 "Once You Say" (People Theatre Remix) 4:24
8 "Once You Say" (Collapsed System Mix) 4:44
9 "Once You Say" (Suessenborn Sinessence Remix) 4:10
USA edition tracks (White cover background with $ sign, single disc, Artists' Addiction Records, AAR 001)
Same as Basic/tour edition, then additional tracks:
13 "On The Road"
14 "I Am Undone" (Alan Wilder Remix) 5:29
15 "I Am Undone" (Christopher Kah Remix) 5:17
16 "My Door Is Open" (Terence Fixmer Remix) 5:48
17 "Once You Say" (Tom Furse Remix) 6:07
“A Rose Shattered”, the debut EP by Brussels-based Syrenomelia, offers two dark songs with candid lyrics, seamlessly merging indie, goth and metal aesthetics.
“Two excellent songs which bathe in melancholic atmospheres, and will appeal to a wide range of music fans because of the combination of styles. If it depends on us, you will often hear this name in the future.” - Dark Entries magazine
"A Rose Shattered", de debuut-EP van het Brusselse Syrenomelia, biedt twee donkere nummers met openhartige teksten, die moeiteloos indie, goth en metal elementen samenvoegen.
“Twee sterke nummers die baden in een melancholische sfeer en door het samengaan der stijlen een brede waaier aan muziekliefhebbers zal kunnen bekoren. Als het van ons afhangt zult u deze naam in de toekomst nog vaak te horen krijgen.” - Dark Entries (link review NL)