( ;D --> Chris Carter sure has turned his childhood hobby into a career. Born in Islington, London, England on January 28, 1953, Carter became enchanted with high-tech equipment early in his youth. When he was only a boy, Carter spent hours playing with a tape deck; his father would record family conversations and add sound effects to them, even changing speeds. At the age of 13, Carter fell in love with mixing electronic sounds. Carter joined a garage band called the Dragsters in 1967. A year later, Carter took drugs and saw Pink Floyd perform at a dive in North London. The group's visual presentation and acid-damaged pop left Carter spellbound. Inspired, Carter formed Orpheus Lites with his friend Chris Panayiotou, providing local acts with Pink Floyd-ish psychedelic light shows. Orpheus Lites eventually turned into an integral part of their biggest client, the outfit Willa. Carter joined Willa as a keyboardist, but he left in 1974. In 1975, Carter made his solo debut, performing at Thurrock Technical College in England as Waveforms, utilizing synthesizers and keyboards. He then met future bandmates Genesis P-Orridge (vocals) and Cosey Fanni Tutti (guitar), both of whom were in COUM Transmissions, a performance art ensemble that disgusted and disturbed English audiences by torturing their g*****ls and licking their vomit on-stage. With the addition of Carter, COUM Transmissions evolved into industrial pioneers Throbbing Gristle. In 1980, Carter released his first album, The Space Between. Throbbing Gristle broke up a year later, and Carter started collaborating with Fanni Tutti as Chris & Cosey and Creative Technology Insitute, otherwise known as CTI. They also created their own record label, Conspiracy International. Carter entered the journalism field in the '90s, writing music reviews; he also designed album covers with Fanni Tutti and remixed two songs from Erasure.)
CCCL Chris Carter's Chemistry Lessons Vol. 1
( ;D --> Throbbing Gristle’s Chris Carter announces first solo album in 17 years.)
( ;D --> Kirlian Camera are one of the pioneers of the Italian electronic scene. Active since 1979 under the name SUICIDE COMMANDO, the band changes name in 1980 releasing the first demo-tape DAWN... and the self-titled mini-album in late 1981.
The early records contain a mix of synth pop and new wave/dance songs, while towards the end of the 1980s' Kirlian Camera's music has progressively become darker and darker, turning into a monumental electro-gothic sound. Nearly every release since then has explored different fields, from industrial to ambient, from experimental to trip-hop.
Mind of Kirlian Camera has always been Angelo Bergamini, coupled by many female vocalists as Simona Buja (1980-1987), Suzanne Reddington Gardner (1987), Bianca Hoffmann Santos (1988-1989), Emilia Lo Jacono (1990-1999) and Elena Alice Fossi (1999...).)
Haunted River [taken from "Hologram Moon", out on January 26th
( ;D --> Berlin-based producer bow church provides a brand new musical direction, leaning towards more cinematic, eerier moods, yet paying respect to the original founding elements of witch house and dark industrial electronics on Canon, his third self-released album.)
( ;D --> Cesium_137 always strives to embrace varied electronic dance music genres into a unique sound. The new album, “Rise To Conquer” is no exception. While the music itself is seamlessly combining EBM, pop, and huge sounding trance leads, it is also lyrically deeply intimate, reflecting on losses and love.)
Rise To Conquer
( ;D --> Stubborn and combative, Diskonnekted has always been fighting the stereotypical boundaries that separate the genres within the genres. Refusing to walk the line or to follow any leader, Diskonnekted floats somewhere between big electronic beats, spacy ambient layers, deep and dirty basslines and distorted grooves. Somewhere between heaven and hell, and soon somewhere between your ears. With Diskonnekted, Belgian artist Jan Dewulf uniquely combines progressive electro tunes with a broad spectrum of alternative dance styles ranging from EBM and big beats to industrial and tech-edged breaks. After having worked on a wide spectrum of previous projects enriched with the trademark Belgian EBM-sound, which often brought him comparisons to The Klinik, it was at the turn of the millennium that Diskonnekted was founded.)
Justify (Sleepless Remix)
Hotel Existence (Bonus Tracks Version)
Over And Out