Catalogue Nr. mind194
Release Date: 2012-04-27
available as Download and CD
|1.||Radioaktivists - Pieces Of Me|
|2.||KMFDM - Amnesia (Käptīn K. Mix Edit)|
|3.||Mesh - Youīll Never Understand (Harder)|
|4.||SKOLD - Tonight (The Birthday Massacre Remix)|
|5.||Pride and Fall - Reborn|
|6.||Informatik - World of Wonder|
|7.||Seabound - The Escape|
|8.||Dismantled - Whole Wide World|
|9.||Encephalon - The Transhuman Condition (Singularity)|
|10.||Front Line Assembly - Angriff (Project Pitchfork Mix)|
|11.||Stromkern - Ruin(ed)|
|12.||Acretongue - Violent Pale|
|13.||Ghost & Writer - Fraud (DECAY INCīs Fourty-Something Radio Mix)|
|14.||Velvet Acid Christ - Even Now|
|15.||Decoded Feedback - Another Lost|
After stoking the flames in our Gelsenkirchen electro-forges for the first half of this year, "Dependence 2012" showcases the fireworks that will be on display at Dependent in summer and autumn. "Dependence 2012" will contain unreleased and exclusive recordings from veteran artists as well as the first high-profile releases from some of the scene's hottest newcomer acts.
The track list features brand new songs and spectacular remixes and rare recordings from the likes of Mesh, Front Line Assembly, Seabound, Pride And Fall, Decoded Feedback, Ghost & Writer, Dismantled, Stromkern, SKOLD, Informatik, Encephalon, Velvet Acid Christ, Acretongue, KMFDM and more. The tracklist also features the very first track by the newcomer act Radioaktivists.
Behind the Radioaktivists moniker hide some of the best known and busiest artists in the electo-industrial and electropop scenes. One is Daniel Myer, known for his work in projects like Haujobb, Architect, Destroid and Covenant; another is singer Frank M. Spinath, the voice of Seabound, Edge Of Dawn and Ghost & Writer, and who has also lent his vocal talents to the likes of Liquid Divine, Diskonnekted, The Azoic and Stromkern just to name a few. Krischan Wesenberg of Rotersand and also known for his work with Dismantled, Aesthetic Perfection and Imperative Reaction among others lends a hand with production, and for further vocals the Radioaktivists must look no further than Leipzig-based singer and author Alexander "Sascha" Lange. As said "Pieces Of Me" is the first track to emerge from this collective, and one listen should be enough to convince you that Radioaktivists are a bright new star in the electro sky.
This CD will come in a special embossed deep black jewel case containing 24-page booklet featuring massive detailed information on the label and artist roster and is the perfect introduction to the Dependent label for the uninitiated and a special treat for long-time fans. No outtakes or boring remixes here: just 15 high quality, basically exclusive tracks.
"Compilation of the month!"
- Sonic Seducer
“9/10 Points. Dependence 2012 is a very strong compilation and if you are looking for a mixture of some of the leading artists or even rising stars within the genre, or just want some great music, then this compilation is for you."
"9/10 Points. In 2012, the Dependence compilation series comes around with their most cohesive collection of tracks to date with a few surprises added as the icing on the cake."
- Reflections Of Darkness
"The annual label compilation from Dependent remains one of the best samplers of the year. Like all past years we get a nice selection of the label bands (mainly presenting recent/new songs) plus some new signings."
"Most compilations of this style aren’t about a cohesive listening experience so much as they are an exercise in slapping together a bunch of tracks of dubious exclusivity. No one really expects to sit all the way through a label-sampler, so it’s a testament to how well Stefan Herwig curates his label that Dependence 2012 manages to be a pretty solid listen front to back, provided you’re on board with his more pop-oriented, melancholic vision of ebm and electro-industrial."