Love in Prague – “Fallen Angels” album review

Love in Prague – “Fallen Angels” album review

  Another interesting French duo from Lyon appears on the indie music scene. Although described as a post punk influenced band, listening to their second album “Fallen Angels” I can think of some “shoegazing” bands that left a mark on me back in my high school days… I wouldn’t go so far as to describe them as a Cocteau Twins and Joy Division cross breed, but more like Slowdive and Pale Saints. They are mellow,…

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The Sweetest Condition – “Edge of the World” album review

The Sweetest Condition – “Edge of the World” album review

  Another great surprise on the synthpop scene comes from Nashville, Tennessee. They are called The Sweetest Condition and their debut album Edge of the World is out this year . The duo consisting of Jason Reed Milner [Music + Synths] and Leslie Irene Benson [Lyrics + Vocals] takes the listeners on a grand voyage into sythpop conceived on the influences from the ’80s synth era and a bit of industrial touch, but personally I…

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ARDITI “Imposing Elitism” Album Review

ARDITI “Imposing Elitism” Album Review

  It is not simple to write a review of such a complex album as Imposing Elitism. You can clearly recognize the martial industrial genre which depicts the atmosphere of some past wars with the help of war symbolism stemming from the first half of the 20th century. What Imposing Elitism offers to the fans of this genre is dark and war inspired yet it has a dignified atmosphere. You can hear all that in…

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Hidden Place talks to ALTvenger

Hidden Place talks to ALTvenger

  1. Thank you for taking the time to meet us here at ALTvenger Magazine. For all those not familiar with your work, can you tell us what Hidden Place is all about? HP: Hidden Place is a band born in 2004 by siblings Sara Lux and Fabio, Antonio, Giampiero. 2. Your sound can be described as electro wave, electro pop, with a hint of vintage sound but still it remains a bit colder than…

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Parade Ground

Parade Ground

  “Parade Ground” is a duo of two brothers Pierre and Jean-Marc Pauly from Brussels, Belgium. They got involved in music at a very young age and started performing in 1981. Recognized as one of the pioneers of the Belgian Cold Wave and Electronic Body Music scene, the brothers looked up to English music scene at that time and found it rather influential. Their first single “Moan on the Sly” was released in 1983 and…

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She Past Away ‎– “Narin Yalnızlık” album review

She Past Away ‎– “Narin Yalnızlık” album review

  After “Belirdi Gece” I thought, ok, what can be better than this? A sound that I cannot compare to anything made before, not even back in the old days of dark wave glory, She Past Away managed the impossible, to touch every blood cell in my body and fill it with the extreme joy of discovering this great band. I thought no, they cannot outdo themselves; can they ever repeat this or even beat…

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The Last Hour – “Deadline” Album Review

The Last Hour – “Deadline” Album Review

Released in December 2014, the second album of The Last Hour, the project of Roberto Del Vecchio (Les Jumeaux Discordants/ex Gothica) is here for all post-cold/dark wave fans. However, I would rather describe it using the term dark atmosphere wave, as I find that it is characterised by a deep and heavy atmosphere which lingers from the start of the album to the very last song. The sound of synthesizers is softened by the deep…

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Solar Fake – “Another Manic Episode” album review

Solar Fake – “Another Manic Episode” album review

  Released on 30th of October, the fourth Solar Fake album is a gift to all Solar Fake fans. The album is characterized by real dancefloor hits, most songs can easily be played in clubs and danced to since they are very rhythmic and melodic at the same time. There is a slight shift from some more melancholic to more aggressive tracks where we can hear even a shift from Sven’s familiar and recognizable voice…

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Dear Strange – “Lonely Heroes” album review

Dear Strange – “Lonely Heroes” album review

  As I came across this wonderful debut album of the duo Dear Strange, I felt an instant desire to write about it. In times when you feel overloaded with mainstream, cloned and recycled ideas this duo really offers a unique artistic expression. Even though it is a debut album, it surely offers a lot. What attracts the listener at first is surely the strong and powerful voice of Dorian E, the voice that is…

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HOCICO

HOCICO

  Hocico is one of the most influential bands on the electro-industrial scene. Formed in Mexico City in 1993 by Erik Garcia aka Erk and Oscar Mayorga aka Racso, this project of two cousins has been active on the underground scene ever since, evolving into a headliner band on huge festivals and touring all over the globe. Their expression is manly focused on aggressive and violent aspects of not only human nature, but the world…

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