Out now: Ich Wollte, Ich Könnte – “IN MEMORIAM” (tut005) and Unidad Sasao – “THE SKIN I’M IN” (rur004). More information and soundclips on the label’s website.
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
Canadian singer Loreena McKennitt has her seventh album out now: An Ancient Muse. On March 14, Loreena will perform her Celtic folk music at Amsterdam’sHeineken Music Hall. This is her first Dutch concert since 1998.
Soon two new releases from Enfant Terrible will be ready: After The Snow – Fracture LP (Enfant06) and ICK – La parade des sans illusions 7” (petit enfant 001).
Various new vinyl releases of Dernière Volonté are announced for 2007: the limited live LP Le Cheval de Troie (a registration of the 2006 concert in The Hague) issued by La La Land, a vinyl issue of Obéir et Mourir on Nuit et Brouillard and a 12″ with new material on Hau Ruck!.
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 […]
Portion Control, formed in South London in 1980, is still going strong after their come-back a few years ago: their new album is called Filthy white guy and contains 14 songs. You can preview audio at the specialminisite or at their new myspace website.
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) […]
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 […]
A new product from the house of Galakthorrö: the album “Coping” by Subliminal, available on LP and CD. “With his new album Albert Fisch has created such an impressive inferno of hate that hearing it warms the cockles of the heart!” Read more (and listen) at galakthorroe.de.
Tom Reynolds wrote the amusing book I Hate Myself and Want to Die, named after a Nirvana song.
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 […]
Divine Comedy Records offers Here comes Paradise Now, a beautiful and nightmarish “book & music” exploration picturing some of the most obscure landscapes from the south of France.
.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 […]
Vivo Records from Poland announces two new releases: Merzbow – Bloody Sea CD Info: http://vivo.pl/merzbow/ Ruinzhatova – Liveinsomewhere CD Info: http://vivo.pl/ruinzhatova/
German dark ambient project Phelios anounces their second release, after a solid debut album on Eternal Soul Records. Passage is the title of a 5-track cd-r which lasts 46 minutes and is limited to 111 copies. Teasers can be enjoyed at the Phelios website or at myspace.com.
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.
Autopsia, the long-running experimental/neo-classical band from Czechoslovakia, announces a new cd with 6 tracks. The Berlin Requiem is released by Old Europa Cafe. Some mp3 samples are available.
New releases on labels like Korm Plastics, Thrill Jockey, Crónica, Rune Grammofon, Planet Mu and Bip Hop.