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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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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X Marks The Pedwalk – “Secrets” album review

X Marks The Pedwalk – “Secrets” album review

  The long-awaited Secrets album from the electronic music legends X Marks The Pedwalk is finally out. We were eager to hear their new material and see what they have for us in 2017. Over the years their sound evolved from ebm-oriented to more synth-pop coloured expression. And synth-pop is undoubtedly what we can hear on this release. They open with “Masterpiece”, a pulsating, dance-inviting synth-pop hit with Estefania’s leading vocal. The track’s catchy chorus…

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Peter Murphy – “Bare-Boned and Sacred” album review

Peter Murphy – “Bare-Boned and Sacred” album review

  Murphy’s latest live album, Bare-Boned and Sacred, has just been released. It was recorded in New York during his 2016 “Stripped” tour. He performed together with John Andrews on guitars and Emilio Zef China on bass and electric violin. The trio performed some of the most prominent songs Peter had recorded over his 30–year long solo career. The album starts with “Cascade” and we can clearly hear Murphy reciting the mesmerising words: “We have…

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Meta Meat – “Metameat” album review

Meta Meat – “Metameat” album review

  In these dark days where mutual respect is often replaced by spreading fear and hatred against the unknown, this self-titled album of Meta Meat is kind of the soundtrack to these fast-changing times. How accurate this album is! Phil Von (Co-leader of Von Magnet) and Some Kilos (half of 2 kilos & more and drummer for Von Magnet) worked together on this mutual project called Meta Meat on the labels Ant-Zen and Audiotrauma. Not…

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Fatal Casualties – “Filter” album review

Fatal Casualties – “Filter” album review

  I was rather curious to hear Filter after I had reviewed Psalm, over a year ago. I was wondering if this Swedish duo would remain true to their musical expression, and was pleasantly surprised to see they remained experimental indeed. “Home from Home” starts with the King Dude like intro thanks to Stefan, but just before I felt subdued by dark feelings, the track suddenly transforms into the recognizable Fatal Casualties sound, spearheaded by…

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