Monday, October 31, 2011

Javelynn, Tits & Clits

If you liked the female vocals from Ashbury Heights you're in luck, she went on to form Javelynn Heights and the bands debut is pretty catchy so far, though album opener "Wannabe" overstays it's welcome. I've not made it all the way through this yet but it's definitely energetic.

The name's brash and in your face, but this is some of the best new House music I've heard. For the price of liking their Facebook page you get the E.P. for free, and check out their Soundcloud too for random freebies; this band is one to keep your eye on.

Gary Numan - Dead Son Rising (2011)

Release Date: October 28, 2011

If you're one of those people who jams (or still jams) to Numan's 1979 hit Cars and then claims to know everything about the man's discography then prepare for a very big shock. I mean, look at the damn album cover; does it look like the guy who created catchy-as-hell sounding synthpop with a ridiculous voice? Dead Son Rising is pure industrial rock, ladies and gentlemen. From the droning song tempos to the buzzing guitars and from the dark synths to Numan's now sensual vocals. I was skeptical about this at first but it has turned out to be a very decent release.

Check it out

Monday, October 24, 2011

Tyrants - Dream Songs

Experimental electronic music in the style of Radiohead. Yeah, the album cover sucks.

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Soman, Surgyn, CTRL

Soman, being signed to the ProNoize label, have always been a band known for their hard hitting tracks. With their latest release, Noistyle, Soman tone down the beats and slow down for an album that shows signs of a band trying to evolve. From the guest vocals on "Side Chain" and "Skin Deep" to the minimalist (don't get all excited or you'll be in for a huge let down) cover of "Blue Monday" featuring Sarah Blackwood Soman seems to be changing, and I'm not sure if it's for the better. For a hard hitting song check out the title track, perhaps it may strike your fancy.

Surgyn are from Scottland, and it's cool to see somewhere not normally associated with industrial begin to make their mark. Being entirely self produced Vanity comes off quite clean, and the only real downfall is that nothing here is new to the avid industrial fan. It's worth a listen if you hunger for a new name and face however.

While futurepop and synthpop can often leave the listener bored, it's a genre pitfall many a listener has to stomach when checking out new artists. When it seems as if every up and coming group wants to imitate the juggernauts vocally, and synth lines remain stale an undeveloped it really can be hard to listen to anything that looks a little bit too blase; luckily CRTL is luckier than the rest. CTRL's sound is, in a word, nostalgic. As E.P. opener "City" begins the nostalgia of acts long since past (Depeche Mode) and ones dear to many an electronic lovers heart (VNV Nation). Here are seven tracks that deserve your attention, that weep nostalgia.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Mezzamo - Souvenir

Fairly interesting, spacey, and catchy indietronica... that's free!

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Late Night Alumni - Haunted

In case anyone forgot (I'm looking at you bloc), Late Night Alumni made an album this year. It's awesome. 'nuff said.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Alien Sex Fiend, Phosgore, Psyclon Nine, SAM

We need not forget the classics, and while none of us (or maybe one of you fans, or people who stumbled across the site, you might have I suppose) were able to see the Batcave in action in London Alien Sex Fiend remind us all that it was the place to be for that particularly delightful post-punk, and occasionally early industrial, sound.

While on the search for a particular brand of aggrotech I stumbled across Phosgore, and to be fair while it paled in direct comparison to my desired sound (see SAM below) this album is by no means mediocre. While eventually groups in this genre can start to sound the same there is enough variation here to let seasoned listeners know that this isn't a carbon-copy clone, and lucky when you get the people dancing the bands originality becomes rather negligible.

While many have heard Psyclon Nine's later albums the debut from the group focuses on a more industrial/aggrotech image and really puts in perspective how much the band grew as time went on. While Nero still favors that particular flare of distortion the samples and effects are far less developed and nuanced that their final works. Don't be fooled however, this is still the same band that completely rocked the industry and brought some shock back after Manson stole it all away.

Synthetic Adrenaline Music came blasting back with a 2010 album that truly sounds unique and absolutely makes the dancefloor the DJ's b**ch track after track! Even with the help of nothing else even comes close to the sound of this album, and for an fans of aggressive, powernoise-esque, 140+bpm music this is a real treat.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Tiger Baby - Open Windows Open Hills (2011)

Release Date: August 29, 2011

Probably one of the best (if not THE best) female fronted synthpop album I've heard this year.

Check it out!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Digital.Rape - Wicker [2011]

01. Wicker [5:06]
02. Face The Earth [5:18]
03. Nikt [3:58]
04. Pogarda Jest Siostrą Miłości [3:23]
05. Re: Dream [4:28]
06. A Promise [4:43]
07. The Camp [2:37]
08. Nuclei [6:45]
09. Planned Future [2:52]
10. Overflow [3:55]

God Module - Seance [2011]

01. Ouija
02. Devil's Night
03. Plastic
04. Doppelganger
05. M.D.K.
06. Extinct (with Clint Carney)
07. Rituals
08. Into the Outside
09. Video
10. Remember (with Clint Carney)
11. Fake Fame
12. Afraid of the Light

Left Spine Down - Caution [2011]

Monday, October 10, 2011

James Blake - Enough Thunder [2011]

Ministry - Cover Up [2008]

I think a lot of people are impartial to this album because it's just covers and some of them sound weird in Ministry's style but I think it's a pretty neat album, especially their cover of Black Betty which is one of the best driving songs ever.

Angelspit - Hello My Name Is [2011]

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Skinny Puppy - Handover [2011]

Old school industrial is making a comeback, new SP, Ministry reforms, maybe even Reznor will take his head out of his ass and tour again.

Probably not, but still.

Acylum - Karzinom [2011]

I honestly haven't listened to this yet, but I figured I'd throw it up for those who want to listen to it almost 3 weeks ahead of it's release date. I'm sure it'll slay.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Aesthetic Perfection - All Beauty Destroyed

So Aesthetic Perfection finally announced the release for the new album, November 8th.  Honestly I wish this post was about a leak of the album but no its just news for the album.  Probably will be one of the best industrial albums of the year.  Preorder it here: delicious

Paraklang - Liquid Jungle

Dang that's some good psytrance!

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Monday, October 3, 2011