I have known the name Consumer Electronics for a long time. 'Some old power electronics project, probably sounding like Whitehouse and Merzbow', I thought, so I never paid much attention. Recently I am digging through the old industrial past and Consumer Electronics proved to be even older than I thought. I listened to "Estuary English" on Deezer and actually liked it a lot. Not earcracking power electronics, but 'listenable' noise with extremely aggressive vocals, screamed with a lot of cursing and swearing. The album starts with ranted 'minimal wave' and gets more and more extreme in music as the release continues. The vocals and lyrics are so filthy that the smile on my face grew with each track. (more…)
Since I wanted one of the 100 copies of the Funerary Call / Crown of Bone split tape, I added a few title from the Fall of Nature catalogue. The descriptions sounded interesting, the music does not... (more…)
Since I "scrobble" most of what I play, Last.fm can tell me fairly accurate what I play most. Looking back at 2014 here are my most played artists: (more…)
Tundra, Phurpa, Aquavoice and Sound Around. (more…)
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…)
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…)
TeHÔM "Lacrimae Mundi" CD
See Cycliclaw.com for more information.
DESIDERII MARGINIS 'Thaw' CD
See here for more info.
Thot is a strange band from Belgium making noisy, industrial rock. Not always brilliant, but they have got some moody tracks.
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