Genetic Music announces a cd by WE. (side-project of File Not Found), called Departure. It’s the follow-up to their untitled album from 2000 also released on Genetic. Expect “great melodies and arrangements, catchy tunes, sweet synth lines, squeaking synths and drumboxes.” Info and samples: geneticmusic.de
Kammer Sieben first came into the open with their excellent song ‘Dismembered Memories’ on the compilation “Eisiges Licht #2?. Now it’s time for their debut cd, “unfinished movies”, to be released soon on Eis & Licht (CD EIS050).
The band will perform in Halle on December 25 with Orplid and Quellenthal.
Two new books about punk are available through Cherry Red. First Alex Ogg’s No More Heroes: A Complete History Of Uk Punk From 1976 To 1980. The book is based on over 200 interviews with the participants and is promoted as ‘the most detailed definite book on the subject to date’. Second there is The Day The Country Died – A History Of Anarcho Punk 1980 To 1984 by Ian Glasper. It sees the author ‘exploring in minute detail the obscure, esoteric, UK anarcho-punk scene of the early Eighties’.
Excellent news from UK label Renascent: they will treat us to three new Comsat Angels releases, including lots of unreleased material. Most spectacular is the double cd To Before, which contains demos, out-takes and other ‘deleted’ stuff from 1978 to 1993. Furthermore the label announces a reissue of My Minds Eye (1993) with 6 bonus tracks, and a reissue of The Glamour (1995) as a double cd with 8 unreleased recordings! The releases are expected for January 29, 2007.
Mutantjasz, a label run by members of Dutch band Mecano, has released the new cd by Sophya called “Third Wish”. It has an ethereal/goth sound reminding of the early 80’s 4AD era and contains a cover of Joy Division’s ‘Transmission’ and a remix by Mecano. The album is also available in a special box limited to 150 numbered copies.
Return of the Repressive (RoTr) is a weekend of industrialized culture presented by I.C.R.N. (Industrialised Culture Research Network) in collaboration with Capsule, Cold Spring and the Custard Factory. Over the first weekend of September the Custard Factory in Birmingham (UK) will host a unique event exploring the past, present and future of industrial music and culture.
.Angle.Rec. is proud to announce the 2nd release on their Mondes Elliptiques imprint.
The cd Ma chambre quand je n’y suis pas by Mathias Delplanque contains one long track by this member of The Missing Ensemble, with sound sources recorded at Studio Cormier in Montreal. “A rich tapestry of textures, atmospheres and subtle and slowly-evolving digressions. A drone journey lost between presence and absence…”
Neo-Form.de presents the Salon Décadence cd.
It’s released on the occasion of Neo-Form’s “Salon Décadence” at the Absintherie Sixtina in Leipzig on June 2nd/3rd 2006. This special release features eleven, mostly rare and unreleased tracks from Sagittarius, Tho-So-AA, Rose Rovine e Amanti, Shava Sadhana and Echo West, with a playing time of almost an hour.