Black Needle Noise – “Lost In Reflections” album review

Black Needle Noise – “Lost In Reflections” album review

  The second Black Needle Noise full length album, Lost In Reflections, has just been released, exactly one year after the first one, Before The Tears Came. During that year John Fryer was busy collaborating with amazing artists on the new BNN singles which he has now compiled in the album format. Lost In Reflections consists of 11 tracks, the first of which, was released in July 2016, “Treasured Lies”, featuring a Norwegian singer and…

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Am Tierpark – “We’re All The Same” EP review

Am Tierpark – “We’re All The Same” EP review

  Am Tierpark has already released the second EP We’re All The Same since the founding of their own label “Laebel”. The EP consists of four brand new tracks and one remix. John R. Mirland and Claus Larsen are the perfect combination when it comes to creating catchy and melodic neo synt-pop melodies. The title track “We’re All The Same” has the recognizable Am Tierpark sound and you won’t mistake their work for any other…

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Mortiis – “The Unraveling Mind” album review

Mortiis –  “The Unraveling Mind” album review

  In 2006 Havard Ellefsen aka Mortiis got involved in composing film music for the first time. He wrote soundtracks for two horror films, “Broken” and “The Devil’s Chair”, both directed by Adam Mason. Ellefsen didn’t even have the opportunity to read the scripts. He knew very little about the plot, apart from the fact that some disturbed and sinister things would surely take place, like in any horror movie. He wrote a whole album’s…

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Jean-Marc Lederman “The Space Between Worlds” – album review

Jean-Marc Lederman “The Space Between Worlds” – album review

  When I got the latest Jean-Marc Lederman album, I didn’t listen to it straight away. It was stored on my PC for quite some time before I finally listened to it; not only that, but it took me some time to publish this review. I know that Jean-Marc is an exceptional artist and I knew that the music I would hear probably wouldn’t be so easy to comprehend. I can’t say I was surprised…

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Leaether Strip “AEDM: My Depeche Mode Covers” – album review

Leaether Strip “AEDM: My Depeche Mode Covers” – album review

  There are things in this world that occur every 4 years, like Leap Years, Olympics and new Depeche Mode releases. Lately, Claus Larsen, aka Leaether Strip, has been releasing several DM covers simultaneously with Depeche Mode; this year he decided to release them through his bandcamp as the collection AEDM: My Depeche Mode Covers. While with standard hard and fast Leaether Strip music you would expect “People Are People”, “Masters and Servants” or other…

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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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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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