PIG – “Swine & Punishment” remix album review

PIG – “Swine & Punishment” remix album review

  After hearing the brilliant The Gospel, I was wondering if that divine experience can be re-lived, not even daring to think topped. But then, there was this remix album and I wanted to discover which masterminds of industrial music genre came together to give The Gospel songs a new breath of creativity and imagination. I got my answer in the form of the tracklist of the Swine & Punishment collection of outstanding remixes. PIG…

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Mortiis – “The Great Corrupter” album review

Mortiis – “The Great Corrupter” album review

  On 21 April Mortiis released under the name of The Great Corrupter a collection of previously unreleased tracks together with reworked versions of songs from the last year’s The Great Deceiver album. Mortiis has gathered some of the best known names from various genres to remix his songs, such as Die Krupps, John Fryer, Godflesh, Apoptygma Berzerk, Raison d’être, PIG, Chris Vrenna and many more. The previously unreleased material comes from the original recording…

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Mirland – “Mechanic” album review

Mirland – “Mechanic” album review

  The Danish artist John R. Mirland, better known as Mirland released his third full length album Mechanic this year. Even if this is your first encounter with Mirland it will soon be obvious to you that this artist presents his own vision of electronic music. The sound he creates is dark and ambiental, rather minimalistic as he flirts with various electronic music genres to create unique soundscapes. The album starts with “Nebula”, an atmospheric,…

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CUBANATE ‘BRUTALISM’ album review

CUBANATE ‘BRUTALISM’ album review

  It’s scary how time flies! After C-Tec, a side project with Jean-Luc De Meyer of Front 242, the MC Lord Of The Flies collaboration with Raymond Watts of PIG and, recently, that strong solo album entitled The Hum by Marc Heal, we find Cubanate back on track. The Cubanate songs still sound as vivid as they did back then, although they have been remastered for this retrospective album called Brutalism. As soon as I…

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Interview with Mortiis: All you ever wanted to know and then some more

Interview with Mortiis: All you ever wanted to know and then some more

  Since I first heard The Smell of Rain, shortly after which I saw Mortiis performing live, I have always been intrigued by his music and his image. I knew very little about him at that time, but what I discovered was even more intriguing. Mortiis came out of the black metal band, yet he sounded nothing like that. His first records were dark and ambiental, each consisting of two 20-30 minute long tracks. After…

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Dive – “Underneath” album review

Dive – “Underneath” album review

  It was just 10 days before the official release of the Dive’s Underneath when I received the opportunity to review it. I was waiting for this album with a lot of anticipation and as soon as I received it, I started soaking up its rich and inspirational content. My thoughts were if it would be Dive that we’ve all been so familiar with? The answer is undoubtedly affirmative. But Dive has moved forward. It…

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Am Tierpark – “April Fool’s” EP review

Am Tierpark – “April Fool’s” EP review

  In celebration of founding their own label “Laebel”, Am Tierpark released the “April Fool’s” cover EP on the first of April. The EP covers five classic tracks from various artists and some of them were a real surprise. I was curious to hear some legendary pop/rock tracks in Am Tierpark’s interpretation. Bowie’s “Cat People” was the first on the EP’s list. I thought Bowie would be a challenging task, but it seems the guys…

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Raymond Watts talks about PIG

Raymond Watts talks about PIG

  Raymond Watts is known for many achievements during his music career. He can be called a citizen of the world. He lived and worked in UK, Germany and Japan. Since the 80s he’s been active with his project PIG and he’s also known for his involvement with KMFDM, Einsturzende Neubauten, Psychic TV, Foetus, Schaft and many more. But that’s not all that Raymond did by far. While taking a pause from PIG, he composed…

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