Catalogue Nr. mind228
Release Date: 2014-10-10
available as Download and CD
Limited Edition to 500 copies, 2 CD Version with 48 page Hardcover Book and exclusive Bonus-CD
Personal Revolution (Rise Edition)
|1.||Welcome To The 21st Century|
|3.||Tomorrow Is Too Late|
|4.||We Are Not Cursed|
|5.||Another Kind Of Me|
|6.||Cynicism Is A Poison|
|7.||It Gets In The Blood|
|8.||Vote For Molotov|
|11.||Beside The Impossible|
|12.||Substance Over Style|
|14.||I Had A Dream|
Personal Revolution (Bonus CD)
|1.||Another Kind Of Me (remix by HOLOGRAM_)|
|2.||Substance Over Style (remix by AMNESY)|
|3.||Cynicism Is A Poison (anger is a gift remix by AMESHA SPENTA)|
|4.||Tomorrow Is Too Late (remix by SYNAPSCAPE)|
|5.||Beside The Impossible (remix by SONIC AREA)|
|6.||Question Everything (remix by SONIC AREA)|
|7.||We Are Not Cursed (remix by DEAD WHEN I FOUND|
|8.||All Demons (remix by BLUSH RESPONSE)|
|9.||Keep Calm (they all look fucking sic remix by PETER TURNS PIRATE)|
|10.||Question Everything (remix by AMBASSADOR21)|
|11.||We Are Not Cursed (remix by W.A.S.T.E.)|
|12.||Personal Revolution (remix by SONIC AREA and AMNESY)|
|13.||ll Demons (remix by AIMON)|
|14.||Smile (written by CHARLIE CHAPLIN - cover)|
Personal Revolution (Rise Edition)...
The slightly laconic undertone with which an unknown female voice greets us on the French Industrial hopefuls’ new album is telling. It insinuates both boredom of and confidence in that which is going to engage the unsuspecting listener’s ears during the following 55 minutes. „Personal Revolution“, the third album by the French group, whose powerful performances at Maschinenfest or Terminus Festival in Canada made them an insider’s tip amongst uncompromising Electro fans, does not belie expectations. „Personal Revolution“ is an electronic treat par excellence, which practically assaults the listener from out of nowhere, capturing him with energy, crispness and surprising club affinity while staying heavy throughout. It cheerfully changes between Industrial, Dance, EBM and aggressive electronic composition, dodging categorisation and breaking down set barriers many others have put up for themselves – because what the intro provides us with in terms of content about the seemingly exhausted 21st century could be applied to the last decade of dark electronic music just as well: „It‘s totally fucked up“, and those who want to clean up the mess may kindly do so alone.
Whoever endeavours a sweeping blow like this in both musical and social terms must have a lot up their sleeves, and these French have indeed: They do not care about which path they follow, whether their stunning club hits are celebrated as such or simply enjoyed due to their heaviness, if their confident lyrics inspire hope for a better society with more responsibilities for the individual or that people might just let the cleansing sonic thunderstorm wash through their ears : „Personal Revolution“ works on so many different levels. It stands for a new generation of heavy electronic music, blowing away the long since festering reek like a breath of fresh air. The vocals, which do not conceal their French origin, are delivered by brothers SYCO and ARCO Trauma, who released their debut by themselves via their own label Audio Trauma. Electronic on-stage support comes from DJ, remixer and graphic designer Yoann Amnesy. The sophomore album „Don’t Be Scared, It’s About Life“ already aroused the interest of Dependent and brought the duo a licence deal in the US, although many observers considered its thoroughgoingness as too hefty. Now with the new album, they find the golden mean because it is more song-oriented and mature but still energetic enough to vault them into a higher league. „Personal Revolution“ should thus rank among the strongest Electro albums in 2014 and plainly make Chrysalide one of the hopefuls in electronic music.
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!