New light

Lichttaufe Lichttaufe, the German ‘musikportal f?r neofolk, industrial und d?stere avantgarde’, celebrates its fifth anniversary with a new look, a new database system and new interactive functions. They are also searching for new contributors to fulfill their raised ambitions, as main editor Christian Kapke writes. The site certainly looks professional and stylish, though a little crammed with four columns, which may just be a matter of getting used to.

Also completely renewed in a pleasant less is more-style: Opus, a self-described ‘webzine masquerading as a weblog masquerading as a homepage’. But no worries, Jason still rants and raves about music, movies, web design, computers, religion, video games and other passions.