Darkwood – Notwendfeuer

At a time when authentic neo-folk seems more dead than alive Darkwood comes up with a new and very strong album, entitled ‘Notwendfeuer’. This record is without a doubt the best the project has released so far. It is a very typical German neo-folk album but despite that one that is all but disappointing.

ADN’Chrystall – Arabesketch

ADN’Chrystall is an obscure French minimal act from the 1980’s. Of course something by this artist had to be released on Kernkrach. The song ‘Arabesketch’ on the A-side is an Arabic inspired minimal wave piece. On the B-side is ‘So Zeu Twist’, a playful and funny song. Kernkrach picked out two very nice tracks by […]

Plexiglas – S/T

What do you get when you put together one of the Kernkrach label people and the Greece minimal group Human Puppets? Plexiglas! This project produces very authenthic sounding contemporary minimal elektro.

Laurence Wasser – Der Lift

Again I am surprised with the originality, creativity and unique sound of this band. Laurence Wasser has a sound of its own. The music is hectic and at times unstructured noisy post-punk.

Cheveu – Clara Venus

Cheveu is an interesting band from France. This is their second 7” on which the band takes another step to define their own sound. They blend cheap electonic rhythms and sounds with a rough (post-) punk garage feeling.

Jetlag – 9:15 to nowhere

Jetlag is a project by members of Psyche, Rational Youth (and now Datafreq) and James White. Together they produce a sort of futurepop songs.

Bastards of Love – Summer Destination EP

Bastards of Love on cd… that is a strange thing to witness. The raw lo-fi sound of his music is perfect to be pressed on vinyl in small editions. But, his hectic elektro anthems are better produced this time, so it seems to fit the new format.

Rasputeen – Gegen die Wand

Rasputeen was called Rasputin before. As Rasputin, this band mixed Neue Deutsche Welle sounds with minimal elektro and old school industrial elements. Now, as Rasputeen the sound is more clearly defined as minimal elektro. On the one hand this second album is less diverse in sounds as before. On the other hand it is a […]

Medusa’s Spell – Mercurian Behaviour

Mercurian Behaviour is not just an ambient album. Medusa’s Spell plays music that is like a blending of ambient and ethereal pop.

MZ.412 – Infernal Affairs

MZ.412 doesn’t need no introduction. This project is for years known as the originator of black industrial: a mixture of industrial and black arts inspired sounds and content, as often found in black metal.

Division S – Something to drink 4

Division S is a strange but very interesting project. There is no real way to put a genre name to this music. Also the sound is everytime evolving and developing. The more typical post-industrial and neo-folk sound has been growing into a weird dada-istic extra-vaganza.

Letum – Broken

Broken is the second album by Letum. As before you are served dark ambient sounds with a very spatial feeling. Orchestral beauty and gloomy moods are passing over like clouds and spilled out over you as waves.

Rome – Nera

The Berlin EP was a very nice introduction to this new talent on Cold Meat Industry. This full lenght debut cd is nothing less then an impressive piece of work. In general the atmosphere is less post-industrial and martial inspired. I even want to claim this is a in a way very much a (dark) […]

Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio – Apocalips

In a way you know what to expect from Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio, and indeed this new album Apocalips holds no suprises for people familiar with the band. It is all there: military rhythms, soothing anthems, erotic content and the deep spoken vocals. But, Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio has delivered a good new album which is a worthy addition […]

Rome – Berlin

Rome is a new star in the Cold Meat firmament. The EP Berlin is the official debut of this project by Jérôme Reuter, who does not come from Rome or Berlin, but from Luxembourg. It contains six tracks with a convincing apocalyptic atmosphere.

Sleep Museum – Street

Bloodlust! is an US based industrial label. Sleep Museum is possibly an unusual artist for the label but this 7” is more then interesting nonetheless. The sound and style is in the tradition of early Death In June and minimal projects as Echo West and November Növelet.

Dr. C. Stein – Echo Trip

Even though the name Dr. C. Stein might not ring a bell for everyone, this musician was part of the legendary Dutch 80’s minimal electronics outfits Ende Shneafliet and Doxa Sinistra. As a solo musician he was somewhat less experimental but not less interesting.

ICK – Les Actions Rétro-Actives

ICK is the radical French nihiltronix project that is known from its release on Hau Ruck! and other labels. This new LP shows that the project is moving more and more from old style industrial to traditional minimal electronics territory.

Ich Bin – Obéis!

Ich Bin was an electronic body music / electro project from Corsica during the 1990’s. They released their music on tape and later on cd-r through the PNEU label. Now their first tape is re-issued on vinyl for them first time.

Sleep Museum – Dream Of Waking

Sleep Museum from Brooklyn, New York, is getting more and more exposure lately. Dreams Of Waking is his debut album. With his side project After The Snow the musician was also present on Electronic Renaissance from Enfant Terrible. More of his work is planned to be released both under the Sleep Museum as the After The Snow […]