To give you a taster of the current releases by the Dependent artists which you should not miss, we're giving away an mp3 bundle containing 3 full tracks! It includes songs by Decoded Feedback, System Syn and Ego Likeness.read more...
Extended sneak preview snippets of all tracks of the upcoming, mid-May Decoded Feedback album “Aftermath” are available now. Here you can make up your own mind on the long anticipated, new material by DF.
Also released today, Dependence 2010 is the third volume in the successful “Dependence” series of compilations by Dependent. Many unreleased and exclusive tracks from famous bands, as well as promising newcomers on a high level are presented on this CD. As usual, this limited compilation will be available in a black jewel case and at a very affordable price. Get your copy now!
|At the end of May, Front Line Assembly will release the single „Shifting Through The Lens“, which will be a powerful forerunner for the upcoming album „Improvised Electronic Device“ to be unveiled this summer. Canadian Electro-geek Greg Reely (Nettwerk) and Skinny Puppy's sound engineer Ken „Hi Watt“ Marshall will be in charge of production for both. As was the case with their last album, it will also feature several guest singers, including Alan Jourgensen from Ministry author of the lyrics and mixing compositions on the song „Stupidity“. Our curiosity is killing us, but one thing is clear: The Canadian electronic legends have unleashed a storm and this one is going to be huge, really huge.|
|Half a decade after the release of “Combustion”, the Canadian duo Decoded Feedback will proudly present their eighth album “Aftermath” towards the middle of may. Despite being in the 17th year of this project's existence, there is no lack of innovation or variation. This particular album boasts a strong mix, combining their typical blend of pulsing baselines and angelic synthetic melodies (“Silent Killer”, “Proteus Syndrome”) with nostalgic glimpses to the old school Dark Wave of the eighties (“Dark Reflections”, “Shelter Me”). After working on it for five years, Decoded Feedback have created a full-bodied album with superlative engineering. It is much more than just an “Aftermath”.|
|Almost everything is fair game if it gets you through the night. A door closes, the room has no windows. It is 3:06 AM. The edge of dawn can be so far at night. “Anything That Gets You Through The Night” will make it possible to overcome such gloom. Reflected in this second opus, we will be exposed to survival under different situations and varying circumstances such as pressure, danger and lust. This album by the Edge Of Dawn duo proposes twelve rich, experimental tracks. The famous guest singer Reagan Jones from IRIS gets the ball rolling with the song “Beyond The Gate” and heralds an album which might in our opinion become one of this year's highlights.|
They're towering at the top of the GEWC charts and keeping music journalists busy:
“As usual, mind.in.a.box play in their own league and are nearly unrivalled in the electronic music scene. „R.E.T.R.O.“ is another pillar in an incomparable discography.”
“A truly extraordinary release from one of the most interesting contemporary electro-formations. A bridge-building from past to modern ages which shows that a good SONG will always work.”
“I think this release remains faithful to their style while it shows an evolution in song-writing and production skills. Without wishing to compare them to any other band, they're a bit like the Haujobb of the 21st century.”
“Time to breathe again for the many MIAB-fans. Despite a new concept and the year 2010, it still sounds like MIAB. “R.E.T.R.O.” will therefore increase the audience of this extraordinary band, not diminish it.”
We would also like to share with you a video clip of the song “8 Bits”, which sheds an unusual light on mind.in.a.box's passion for video game sounds (at least in the eyes of dark romanticists). The clip can be viewed here.
Spending the past several years bubbling just under the radar in the electronic music scene, their efforts were overshadowed by bigger names in the genre, especially in Europe.
Now all of that is about to change with their newest album for 2010. Strangers is System Syn’s crowning achievement, which will not be ignored! Musically, the song structures are impeccable. Sad, slow and mid-tempo tracks give way to angry and harder dance floor crashers, and as if the electronic sequences weren’t enough, live guitars and acoustic drums are sprinkled throughout the album.
Much of Strangers revolves around relationships, and for each listener the songs will hold an entirely different meaning. Words cannot begin to describe Strangers, its an album that has to be experienced first hand
The Album "Strangers" will be released in Europe on April 30th.
The title of Edge of Dawn's second album is “Anything That Gets You Through The Night”. Frank Spinath (Seabound) and Mario Schumacher's common album was deemed one of the scene's best releases of 2007. "And the second installment displays twelve stunning compositions that strike different balances between electronic sounds And organic - partially even classical elements."
Singer Frank Spinath explains the title of the album “Anything That Gets You Through The Night”:
“The title purposefully allows a lot of room for association. The central theme of the album is “Survival”, but in many different situations and under conditions such as pressure, danger or lust. Everything is allowed, if it serves the purpose of surviving the night. I like the idea. What would I do? In my fantasy I see a motel room, a woman. I take a step in her direction. A door closes, the room is windowless. It is 3:06.”
Reagan Jones from Iris makes an appearance at the microphone on one track. The album should be released at the end of May.