MONICA JEFFRIES – Into Temptation (Album Review)

MONICA JEFFRIES – Into Temptation (Album Review)

As a dedicated music fan, I really respect musicians who do everything on their own. You know, no marketing tricks, just convincing the public with your talent and not using manufactured promo talk we read too much these days. Because yes, everybody thinks he’s brilliant nowadays. Even if that’s everybody’s right to do so, we can only quote Ian Curtis: where will it end? Monica Jeffries is different though. She needed just two years before…

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OPPENHEIMER MK II – Another Nightmare (SINGLE REVIEW)

OPPENHEIMER MK II – Another Nightmare (SINGLE REVIEW)

Andy Oppenheimer is a regular guest on AltVenger. Obviously because he is one of the pioneers of the minimal scene (the first release on the legendary Minimal Wave was by his band Oppenheimer Analysis), but of course because we love his music too. Last years Andy is involved in both Touching The Void (with Mark Warner who played in Sudeten Creche) and Oppenheimer MK II (with  Mahk Rumbae of Konstruktivists). So far Oppenheimer MK II…

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PATENBRIGADE: WOLFF: Trabantenstadt (EP Review)

PATENBRIGADE: WOLFF: Trabantenstadt (EP Review)

Perhaps you’re not familiar with the name of  Patenbrigade Wolff, but in the alternative electro circuit this Berlin-based band is pure cult. Sven Wolff (in the 90s he was founding member of The Dust Of Basement) and Lance Murdock never hide their adoration for Kraftwerk, and you can hear that. Just as with Metroland from Belgium or the UK-based Komputer, you don’t have to be a specialist to quickly discover the influences of the electronic…

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EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY – Brussels, AB (08/06/2016)

EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY – Brussels, AB (08/06/2016)

Yes, it’s definitely true: music fans are strange creatures. While most people look for a place under the sun in mid-July, music fanatics opt to enter a pitch black venue and give themselves away to a noise carpet that perfectly indicates the border between heaven and hell. An ideal description, even if we say it ourselves. Sometimes it seems as if God knocks on your shoulder, while a few seconds later it feels like Satan…

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TUXEDOMOON – Half Mute (Album Review)

TUXEDOMOON – Half Mute (Album Review)

To be honest, I loathe the thought that many music lovers are convinced that today no original music is made. But it will be difficult to find a band that sounds as original as Tuxedomoon. This American band was formed by Blaine L. Reininger and Steven Brown at the end of the 70 (later joined by Peter Principle and Luc Van Lieshout). Their style?Almost impossible to describe, but let’s keep it to a quirky hybrid of…

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NOIR – The Burning Bridge (EP Review)

NOIR – The Burning Bridge (EP Review)

It’s kind of simple: make dark music and call your band Noir. Someone has to be the first, and Athan Maroulis was the one. If the name sounds familiar to you, then you know a lot about the dark underground, because Athan is the guy behind EBM legend Spahn Ranch, and he was involved in recordings by Black Tape For A Blue Girl and Razed In Black. With his new band Noir, he makes something completely…

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New single by Oppenheimer Mk II out

New single by Oppenheimer Mk II out

Oppenheimer Mk II is Andy Oppenheimer and Mahk Rumbae. Andy Oppenheimer – Singer, songwriter and formerly one-half of 1980s synth-pop duo Oppenheimer Analysis, one of the leading bands of the ‘minimal synth’ scene, and inspiration behind the Minimal Wave label. Mahk Rumbae – Electronic musician and producer known for his work with long-running UK industrial/experimental band Konstruktivists. Andy and Mahk joined forces after performing together at Vienna’s legendary electronic music venue Rhiz in April 2012,…

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AM TIERPARK – Uncaged

AM TIERPARK – Uncaged

Introducing Claus Larsen would be like pretending that you know nothing about dark music. But we’re quite sure that many of you have never heard Am Tierpark, the synth pop project by the Leather Strip-frontman that is formed with John R. Mirland. Because of the high amount of covers Claus made it’s obvious that he has a huge passion for 80s music, and so does John! If you are actually wondering what this German word…

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SOFT CELL – Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret (CLASSIC ALBUMS)

SOFT CELL – Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret (CLASSIC ALBUMS)

In 1978, punk still was the genre that moved the streets of England, but there were also many other interesting things coming up. In Leeds, Marc Almond and Dave Ball joined up and released the EP Mutant Moments that featured Frustration that would be the opening song of Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret later. Especially Marc’s stage act was the talk of the town, as it was all about sex. The duo was signed to Some Bizarre Records,…

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