„A final thought: Supportive labels and tour managers are a MUST for any artist. Sadly some people see them as the evil corporate "vampires" that "steal" the artists.”
Forum User Silkonanswer highlights the importance of a proper network for professional musicians. We could not agree more.
Finally, we have a release date for the much anticipated Dependence label compilation: On March 27, the sampler will hit the streets and contains some true goodies. Apart from an unrelease Club-Mix of Covenant’s ‚Prime Movers‘, one of the hightlights from their recent album „Leaving Babylon“, we can finally offer you new musicby Edge Of Dawn (‚LoveLost‘), Pride And Fall (‚Norden On Fire‘) as well as newcomers such as Clicks or EBM-Ukrainians Ginger Snap5. Moreover, therer are reputable names like Beborn Beton and This Morn Omina, which will be worth further news soon. All in all, you can look forward to 75 diverse minutes of electronic music and a strong compilation at a low price which does not put its excellent predecessors to shame. Preorder here!
Canadian trio Encephalon already had considerable success with their 2011 debut „The Transhuman Condition“ both in America and Europe and made a lot of fans. Now Matt Gifford’s group ups the ante with „Psychogenesis“, a complex, heavy and engaging Electro album somewhere along the lines of Front Line Assembly, Project Pitchfork and Fractured. Luckily, in spite of this complexity and diversity, they did not forget accessibility, so “Psychogenesis“ turns out to be a great Electro cocktail. You can also enjoy in the “Infinity Edition”, which is limited to 250 copies only and contains additional artwork as well as a bonus CD. This limited edition is (still) available here. The regular edition can be found here. We will shortly release a few songs to prelisten, so stay tuned. The entire album will be available on April 24.
Dependent is proud to announce Beborn Beton; First album after seven years of studio work!
rWe are proud to announce that Electropop pioneers Beborn Beton have signed to Dependent. At the end of last year, we received a demo which simply blew us away with its overall quality and great songwriting. In the EBM-/Synthpop-scene, Beborn Beton have become famous especially during the 1990s with songs like ‚Torture‘ or ‚Another World‘ and were successful in both European and US-clubs, not least due to several tours. After a series of mishaps though, the closure of their then German label Strangeways amongst them, the trio went underground, much missed by fans and DJs alike. However, the group reformed by the end of the Noughties and took their time for a concentrated effort. It took then seven full years to produce an album without any compromises, which has accordingly been titled „A Worthy Compensation“. We will soon issue a release date and promise nothing less than one of the electronic highlights of 2015.A sneap preview of an early track (24/7 Mystery) is available now on Dependence 2015. Preorder here.
Anticipation has lasted long enough, but this Friday, Chrysalide are going to release their third album "Personal Revolution". And as to effectively celebrate this, the band will play their first live show on the same day at Maschinenfest Oberhausen, alongside cult acts such as Architect and Sonar (lineup is here). The group, which is known for its,,,,
As soon as it was released, PRIDE AND FALL’s single "Turn The Lights On" reached #2 in the German Alternative Charts (DAC)!
This comes as no surprise, given that the mixes by GINGER SNAP5 C(cntest winner), Ruined Conflict and Riccardo Strange feat. ERRA as well as, of course PRIDE AND FALL themselves make a lot of noise on the dancefloor and should make DJs click their tongues.
The Norwegians say "thank you" and give away the second placement from their remix contest for "Turn The Lights On" as a conmplimentary download: Americans Ruined Conflict-mix does not take any prisoners. So download for free and enjoy. The complete turn the lights on single, which is limited to 500 copies, can be ordered here too from our shop. Excellent artwork by norwegian graphic designer Lise Kvam. We keep our fingers crossed that the single will climb even higher!
Finally, the release date for the new IRIS album is fixed: RADIANT will hit store on October 24th in Europe and on October 28th in the US. Not only has the band written a wonderfully relaxed Electronic Pop album, but a true work of art with thick bass lines, Reagan Jones’ unique vocals and some ear-catching melodies. In correlation with the beautiful artwork, the Americans‘ new sign of life is colourful, easily accessible and deep nevertheless – precisely not shallow like most of their competitors but fascinating in the long run while conveying the mood of an old 4AD –masterpiece, only in an electronic, expressive way.
That the band is criminally underrated in Europe was proven on their most recent tour with Seabound, which brought them many new fans. Those who are still in doubt can download the track "Wayseer" from their coming album and should hurry up to order the "Complete Edition" or Radiant, which will be limited to 500 copies only! The regular edition is also available for preorder here. This is not to be missed!
Responses to our announcement of CHRYSALIDE‘s new album "Personal Revolution" (to be released on October 10th) have been great, but what is it actually about - apart from the fact that we can expect one of the strongest Electro Industrial records this year? Chrysalide have sent us some telling lines:
"Welcome to the 21st century, the century of all crisis.
Political, moral, economical, ecological and individual.
It's not necessary to talk about death, blood, drugs, suicide, Satan or emotional poverty to be depressed, sad or dark. Everything around us is still rotten enough to give us all enough reasons to kill ourselves. But the story does not end that way.
When society as a whole has so obviously failed, power and responsibility fall back to the individual. And I am afraid, this is YOU. This time it is your turn to make a difference, Your turn to be the change. Your turn to be inspired. Your turn to tell us the plan. Your turn to be brave. We have made ours as a record, not to tell you how to do it but to testify, to share, to inspire you. This is our personal revolution to change our world, our friends and everyone around us. Now is the time to make the first domino fall. Give us your PERSONAL REVOLUTION…"
And since the band promises inspiration: Here it is in the shape of an advance download from our website: The new track "Question Everything" is ready for FREE download. In case you like the album, you can order it here (regular CD edition) or here (limited RISE Edition). Enjoy!
Our favorite Brits, brothers Adrian And Derek Smith, aka CLICK CLICK had finally delivered a new album in June. It was the first new studio album in 17 years, to be precise. "Those Nervous Surgeons was an attempt to come full circle” as Derek Smith expressed it, to connect with their retro roots of their earliest material. Fortunately the press honored this approach and the albums sound, resulting in a few more-than-usual well-written reviews, which we partially summed up here:
„We get some ambient, we get some EBM, we get some acoustic instruments – but everything has a purpose and a place. It has a musical depth that I really lack in a lot of albums these days. Wonderfully done.” (Release Magazine)
“This sonic blend of this level of ambition and its consistency in quality has not been done for a long time.” (Beat Magazine)
“Those Nervous Surgeons is highly addictive, because it bears so much quality that just wants to be discovered. The temptation is to constantly press the play button of this wonderful record – again, because the duo crafted this material to be most cohesive. Artistic ambition and catchiness do not exclude themselves here.” (www.unter-ton.de)
“Album of the week.” (www.plattentest.de)
“Yet again, the Smith brothers dole out a hearty serving of misanthropic, darkly themed electronics and we, the audience are left with a series of unpleasant revelations to mull over. They could not have been presented or phrased more eloquently.” Santa Sangre Magazine, USA
IRIS have just finished their new album: RADIANT, a manifest of intense electronic craftmanship
“We actually thought, we would never again release another album in our lives” said IRIS-Keyboarder Andrew Sega, because the gifted US Electronic act parted ways after their last US-tour, due to a typical tour argument. There was more than a year of silence between Andrew Sega and Reagan Jones, which was ended by Jones submitting a handful of new songs. And the spark turned into a fire. It suddenly felt like the band was newborn, and therefor the feeling of the songs of their new Album “RADIANT” shines as bright as bright and as warm as the album title.
Radiant is a manifest of intense electronic craftsmanship that unites with the great vocal hooks of Reagan Jones delivers one of IRIS’ strongest albums to date, and will be released in October this year still. Preorders and exact release date will be available soon.