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Friday, January 20, 2017

Flavor of the Week #4

Alec Empire
( ;D --> You can learn a lot about Alec Empire from watching this video. That's his old band, Atari Teenage Riot, playing live amidst Berlin's May 1st "demonstrations" (read: riots) in 1999. If the German capital's music scene is a "historical accident," as Tobias Rapp once put it, then Empire is a quintessentially Berlin artist, a direct result of his city's unique history. The grandson of a radical leftist killed by the Nazis, Empire was born in West Berlin in the '70s. Every day on his way to school, he walked by The Wall, whose physical presence and political implications greatly colored his world view. Soon he was a radical leftist himself. Over the years he dabbled in both punk and rave, at one point making what he called "faceless DJ music" under the name LX Empire, though he found club culture indulgent and frustratingly apolitical. Ultimately, he'd combine both styles, forming a cacophony of breaks, noise and punk-inspired lyrics that would become his signature sound—"digital hardcore," as he called it.)
EX.294 Alec Empire
Volt OST
( ;D --> "Volt" is the soundtrack to the movie of the same name with Benno Führmann, the latest by German-Palestinian director Tarek Ehlail ("Chaostage"), which depicts a dystopian future police state. The creator of the music: Alec Empire, head of Atari Teenage Riot and the ideal artist when it comes to radical, dark electronic sounds.)
Now It's Between You And G-D (#VOLT Soundtrack)
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Kant Kino
( ;D --> Kant Kino was started late 2008 for playing at a free slot at Elektrostat 2008 (major underground festival in Norway celebrating 10 years - this year with Apoptygma Berzerk and Front for 242 and many others). Kant Kino consist of band members active in Industrial Heads, Skin Disease and The Film Inside. KANT KINO inject the distorted force of the 90's dark elektro genre into their strong 80's EBM roots to render dark body music with distorted vocals and a strong sense for melody. Have you ever dared to have the forbidden thought of hearing a fresh combination of HOCICO or WUMPSCUT’s distorted darkness with the melodic EBM side of classic acts like NITZER EBB or LEAETHER STRIP? Expect EBM with the Norwegian seal of quality!)
Kopfkino CD
( ;D --> Our favourite Norwegian electro-ministers are about to set another solid footprint on the Electronic Body Music scene repertoire with this powerful full length album. More than ever, KANT KINO manage here to intelligently combine ripping basslines, fast hammering electro beats with more melodic synth arrangements and catchy vocal lines. A challenging sonic approach reminding us of how broad the spectrum of influences of the band members Lars and Kenneth can be. Strongly rooted in the early EBM style with allusions to FRONT 242 and other NITZER EBB, the album also features harder and darker songs with angry shouts placing them closer to bands like SKINNY PUPPY and HOCICO! Their acute sense for melody and the use of moody female guest vocals on a couple of songs nicely place them next to bands like ICON OF COIL, LEAETHER STRIP or yet APOPTYGMA BERZERK.)
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Robert Rich and Markus Reuter
( ;D --> Although his music is often consigned to the new age bins of record stores and the bulk of his work has been released on labels more closely associated with that classification, Robert Rich's solo and collaborative recordings have proven extremely influential on a range of new-school ambient and experimental artists. His association with older space music pioneers such as Steve Roach, Kevin Braheny, and Michael Stearns also makes him one of the few of that generation to have interfaced creatively with the new wave of experimental electronic composers.
A California native, Rich began experimenting with electronics in the late '70s before attending Stanford University, where he completed a degree in psychology. While at Stanford, Rich's involvement in the university's prestigious Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics expanded his interest in electronic composition, as well as bringing him in contact with a wide range of nontraditional, non-Western musical ideas. Rich's performance of several all-night "sleep concerts" during this period also helped solidify an aesthetic focus on psychoacoustics, perceptible in early recordings such as Geometry and Trances/Drones.)

Eleven Questions
( ;D --> The track 'Retention' has some simularities with one of may absolute favorite track Sirena from Fissurs with Alio Die.)
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( ;D --> LLUMEN is the more structured part of Pieter Coussement's artistic output, who works as an artistic researcher at the Institute of Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music of the University of Ghent. In his daytime job he develops new user interfaces and instruments for electronic music, much of this knowledge is ported into the LLUMEN sound.)
Cold In December EP
The Memory Institute (Bonus Tracks Version)

Black Egg
( ;D --> Is a secret code, a special intention, a discipline of chaos. At a time when rigor is only an economic concept, we affirm our desire, without concession, with persistence, in Coil's words, and obstinacy. An art without concession, guided by the absolute of desire and perfection, apart from fashions and complaisance, drawn deeply and rigorously from the depths of the flesh and the spirit. BLACK EGG is a collective, a work, a path to light, to the dark light of the dream, to the inner real, open within. We believe in brutal purity, mutilated poetry, revealed music, a sonic world where laziness has no place. We want music, an aesthetic that changes life, an art of living and dying.)
Songs Of Death And Deception

Over and Out

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