Nordik Battle SignsMusic • CD
Dark Ambient • Experimental • Industrial
22/04/2011, Didier BECU
People who adore power-electronics and dark ambient don’t need an introduction to the world of MZ.412 (aka Maschinenzimmer 412) as some state that the man behind this project, Henrik “Nordvargr” Björkk, is the inventor of this genre.
Originally this album has been released in 1999 on Cold Meat Industry but it is now reissued on the British Cold Spring label. To make it an attractive re-release they added four extra tracks, including the already long deleted “Legion Ultra”-single.
Those who are familiar with the sound from Henrik (who is by the way also the man behind Pouppee Fabrik and Folkstorm) will be aware that this music is quite extreme. This album sounds like a beautiful collage where power electronics, indus and spoken word are melting together.
Difficult music? We think not..
Of course it is quite dark and MZ.412 is real terror for the ears but all by all this release isn’t as hard as “In nomine dei nostri Satanas Luciferi excelsis” that got released in 1995 and also is being reissued by Cold Spring.
Nice fact for those who like quizzes (if they ever ask such things of course!) : on the track “Algiz-Konvergenz of life and death” you can hear Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio.
LADISLAV KLIMA • The Sufferings of Prince Sternenhoch | Het lijden van vorst Sternenhoch
NOSFERATU • Wonderland
MIKAEL HAFSTROM • The Rite (2010)
NACHTMAHR • Semper Fidelis
INCUBITE • Toxicum
MILLIPEDE • Powerless
THE HUMAN LEAGUE • Credo
CHAINREACTOR • Insomniac
DURAN DURAN • All You Need Is Now
KMFDM • WTF
Same combination of genres: DARK AMBIENT + EXPERIMENTAL + INDUSTRIAL
SYLVGHEIST MAËLSTRÖM • Pripyat
ASPECTEE • Morben
VARIOUS ARTISTS • You Are Here: A Compilation Of LowLands Electronics
Same genre: DARK AMBIENT
CAVERNA DELLE ROSE • Elysian Chants
DAEMONIA NYMPHE • Witches' Lullaby
FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY • Mechanical Soul
HA:PEOPLE.3.55 • El Dia de la Bestia, Part 2 : WAR!
COLIN EDWIN • POINTS OF ORIGIN
LUKE LUND • Hopium
EMPUSAE • Iter In Tenebris
PETER BJARGO (ARCANA) • Structures and Downfall
ACRETONGUE • Ghost Nocturne
UNIDENTIFIED MAN • Memento Mori
Same genre: EXPERIMENTAL
DEAR DEER / EMBERS • Split
JESU • When I Was Small
ALSO • Live in Celovec
YATES AND YOUNG • Splinters Ep
NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS • Ghosteen (Ghosteen/Bad Seed Ltd.)
SIX HANDS // A-TOTA-SO • Bromance EP
I AM A ROCKETSHIP • Mind Grafitti
FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY • Wake Up The Coma
PAS MUSIQUE • The Phoenix
HACKEDEPICCIOTTO • Menetekel
Same genre: INDUSTRIAL
MATT HART • TALES OF TERRA & CHAOS RETOLD
300 000VK • Peter Paradox
IMPERATIVE REACTION • Mirror
IMPLANT • Phantom Pain
PORTION CONTROL • SEED EP 2
DIVE • Where do we go from here
SUICIDE COMMANDO • Mindstrip Redux
PORTION CONTROL • SEED EP1
SHERAPHIM SYSTEM • Phoenix
PORTION CONTROL • Head Buried