Beyond Sensory Experience * Modern Day Diabolists (cd 2012)

I did not really know B.S.E., but I have known them by name a long time. This is their seventh album, so that is not so strange. “Modern Day Diabolists” opens with a trance-ambient track, but that is not how the entire album sounds, “soundscapes” is a good description of the sound of the larger [...]

Septicserpent vs Dead.Circuit * Triangle Of Sorrow (cdr 2010)

“Triangle Of Sorrow” is the first release of Dead.Circuit’s label “Hidden.Circuit”. The release notes and the flyer seem to suggest that the music was composed jointly and that the result is something between “dark drum ‘n’ bass, ambient passages, broken beats and industrial soundscapes”, but the album with well over an hour of music has [...]

Atomine Elektrine * Nebulous (cd 2007 essence music)

Wow, I didn’t know that this Raison d’Être side-project was still alive! In my Raison d’Être period, I bought everything that Peter Andersson released, including tapes of side projects and the first Atomine Elektrine cd (“Elemental Severance” 1995 CMI). I really loved the album with its great ‘trance ambient’ style. Quite a few years later [...]

Light Hazard | Fennesz | Biosphere (cd 2001 touch)

A compilation mcd on Touch showing the ambient side of so called “electronica” music. There is one track from Hazard and I am pretty sure that this is the same Hazard who used to release music under the names Morthond/Morthound on Cold Meat Industry about 10 years ago. Their track starts ambient, but later there [...]

Laufeyiar Sonr * Vorst (cd 2006 neuropa records)

I know this Dutch project from Tuchtunie sampler that is reviewed elsewhere. The title of the album means both “monarch” and “frost”. The latter translation is diametrically opposed to the projects name, because Laufey’s son is Loki, the Northern firegod. “Vorst” comes in a minimalistic 7″-size packing, has 11 tracks and lasts for about 45 [...]

Floating Mind * Deep Visions (cd 2005 urgence disk records)

A while ago Roberto Vitali sent me an email with the question if I wanted to review his “first electro-ambient cd”. Of course I seached the internet to see what I could expect and I noticed that this cd is reviewed on sites from several scenes. Both “electro” and “ambient” are musical styles in the [...]

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Distel and ‘the new music’

Before Bandcamp and Soundcloud became the way for new bands to present themselves, they used Myspace. I never used Myspace much, but one time (in 2008/9 or so) I was searching around a bit and found out that there is a Dutch project that tagged itself "angstpop". I liked the music a lot, but even saw him/them live before the debut 7" came out in 2010. (more…)

Noise Receptor journal

Recently I ran into the Noise Receptor weblog. It appeared that there is also a printed version available. (more…)

WGT 2014

As always, the Wave Gotik Treffen was a nice party. Besides free visits to museums, including an exposition of the recently deceased Hans Rudolf Giger with pieces from the Giger museum in Switserland, the 'heathen village' and the marked in the Agra hall, there were of course plenty of bands to choose from. Sometimes too much, so I had to skip a couple, but the bands we did see are: (more…)

Three Cyclic Law releases

TeHÔM "Lacrimae Mundi" CD
TREHA SEKTORI "Severh Sehenh" CD
REUTOFF & SAL SOLARIS "Eigengrau" CD

See Cycliclaw.com for more information.

Three Zoharum releases

DESIDERII MARGINIS 'Thaw' CD
BISCLAVERET 'Theu Anagnosis' CD
1000SCHOEN / AB INTRA - Split 2CD

See here for more info.

Thot

Thot is a strange band from Belgium making noisy, industrial rock. Not always brilliant, but they have got some moody tracks.

Left Lane Cruiser

An all-American band that makes a filthy kind of blues rock. The vocals sound like they are shouted into a bad microphone and the music goes from upto rock to more traditional blues. The band has some very nice songs.

New!

Deezer recommended me to play the album "2" of Neu! It proved to be a very nice album. A bit of wave, a bit of shoegaze and more experimental tunes. The album proves to be from 1973! That is not very new!

Three Zoharum releases

"25.04.2014 it's release date:
TROUM 'Dreaming Muzak' CD
IN SCISSORS 'The Circus Of Ichneumons' CD
AABZU 'It came from outer space' CD"
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Infetu * Sentience (2009)

From dark ambient to ambient noise. Quite dirty and here and there quite dark. Nice!