Friday, February 5, 2016

Pet Shop Boys Announce New Album 'Super'

Pet Shop Boys have announced the release of a brand new studio album 'Super'. This will be their 13th studio album and a direct follow up to 'Electric' released in 2013. The album was Produced and mixed by Stuart Price in Los Angeles, it features 12 new Tennant/Lowe compositions including the lead single, "The Pop Kids". It will be released on their own label, x2, through Kobalt Label Services on April 1st.


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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Best ot 1986- The Album List- Submission

“West End Girls” was a big opener for Pet Shop Boys who reached number one in the UK in January 1986 and stayed there for two weeks. In general, it was a year of charity concerts and organized all throughout the year inspired by the biggest of this kind the Band Aid from 1985. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was holding its first induction ceremony with many rock pioneers attending. It was the year of Pet Shop Boys and Madonna while the Communards and Berlin had their biggest hits, both staying for four weeks on the top of UK charts with their biggest hits. Some great bands like OMD, Human League and Ultravox seem to have gone to pot with their album releases from 1986 so was synth-pop. New musical styles and stars were wining the hearts of people and wider audience.
 Once again, we wanted to take a look and see what the year 1986 would look like thirty years later. Below you can find 100 Albums and we would like to ask you to submit your Top 10 favorites (could be more). To some albums there are external links for your listening pleasure.
You are welcome to add your own, but mind the tags: #newwave, #synthpop #post-punk #darkwave #minimal-synth #artpop #italo-disco #electronic #goth #shoegaze #janglepop #
Deadline March 10th!
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 a-ha- Scoundrel Days 
Alphaville- Afternoons in Utopia
And Also the Trees-Virus Meadow
Anna Domino- Anna Domino
Art of Noise-In Visible Silence
Arthur Russell- World of Echo

B-52's, The- Bouncing Off the Satellites
Bill Nelson- Living for the Spangled
Blow Monkeys, The-Animal Magic
Book of Love- Book of Love
Bolshoi, The- Friends
Bronski Beat- Truthdare Doubledare 

Chameleons, The- Strange Times
China Crisis- What Price Paradise
Church- Heyday
Clan of Xymox-Medusa
Cocteau Twins- Victorialand
Coil- Horse Rotorvator
Communards- Communards
Colin Newman-Commercial Suicide
Comsat Angels, The- Chasing Shadows
Crowded House- Crowded House
Culture Club- From Luxury to Heartache
Cyndi Lauper-True Colors

David Sylvian- Gone to Earth
Depeche Mode- Black Celebration
Duran Duran- Notorious

Eleven Pond- Bas Relief
Elvis Costello and The Attractions- Blood & Chocolate
Erasure- Wonderland
Eurythmics- Revenge
Everything but the Girl-Baby, the Stars Shine Bright
Eyeless in Gaza- Back From the Rains

Fall, The- Bend Sinister
Feelies, The- The Good Earth
Felt-Forever Breathes the Lonely Word
Felt-Let the Snakes Crinkle Their Heads to Death
Frankie Goes to Hollywood- Liverpool
Furniture- The Wrong People

Go-Betweens, The- Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express
Grace Jones- Inside Story

He Said- Hail
Hipsway- Hipsway
Housemartins-London 0 Hull
Hubert Kah- Tensongs
Human League, The- Crush

I Start Counting- My Translucent Hands
It's Immaterial- Life's Hard and Then You Die

James- Stutter
Jean Michel Jarre-Rendez-vous

Killing Joke-Brighter Than a Thousand Suns
Kim Wilde- Another Step
Kissing the Pink- Certain Things Are Likely
Kraftwerk- Electric Café
Krisma- Iceberg

Les Rita Mitsouko- The No Comprendo
Let's Active- Big Plans for Everybody
Love and Rockets- Express
Lowlife- Permanent Sleep

Modern Art- Age of Lights
Moloko + Moloko Plus
Mylène Farmer- Cender de Lune

New Order- Brotherhood
Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsYour Funeral ... My Trial
Nurse S.M.- Nurse S.M. Nurse

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark- The Pacific Age

Pet Shop Boys- Please
Peter Gabriel- So
Public Image Ltd- Album

R.E.M.-Lifes Rich Pageant
Red Box The Circle & the Square
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry-Paint Your Wagon

Shriekback- Big Night Music
Sigue Sigue Sputnik- Flaunt It
Siouxsie & the Banshees- Tinderbox
Smiths, The- The Queen Is Dead
Sonic Youth- EVOL
Spacemen 3- Sound of Confusion
Spandau Ballet- Through the Barricades
Stan Ridgway- The Big Heat
Stranglers, The- Sometime
Swans-Holy Money 

Talk Talk- The Colour of Spring
The The- Infected
They Might Be Giants-They Might Be Giants
This Mortal Coil- Filigree & Shadow
Throwing Muses- Throwing Muses
Torch Song- Ecstasy
Triffids, The- Born Sandy Devotional
Tuxedoomoon- Ship of  Fools
Twice a Man- Works on Yellow
Twilight Ritual- Rituals

Ultravox- U-VOX
Until December- Until December

Valerie Dore- The Legend
Venus in Furs- Real Moral Fibre
Vicious Pink- Vicious Pink

Wham!-Music From the Edge of Heaven
Woodentops, The- Giant Click
World Party- Private Revolution


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Lust for Youth - Announce the Release of a New Album in March

Lust for Youth have announced the release of a brand new studio album 'Compassion' in March. This will be their brand new studio album and a follow up to their album 'International' which was released in 2014. Based on the stream of the song "Stardom", they seem to continue with their perfect bland of moody and hypnotic post-synth sound which they stared on their second album. 'Compassion' is set for release on March 18th on Sacred Bones Records. 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Colin Vearncombe (Black) - 1962 - 2016

Another sad news for the music world, as yesterday it was announced that Colin Vearncombe from Black has passed away. The 53-year-old has had sustained swelling on his brain and was in coma after his car accident. "Wonderful Life" and "Everything is Coming Up Roses" are still great songs and alwyas bring up nice childhood memories. His early singles still remain as the obscure treasure which hopefully will be released on day. Last year, he released 8th and final album 'Blind Faith'.

In 2007 we did a small presentation with emphasis on early Black

Thanks for the great music!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Retrovision: Eurythmics- It's Alright

"It's Alright" was the final release for Eurythmics from the album 'Be Yourself Tonight' released in 1985. The song managed to chart in the UK during March 1986 so this is the 30th anniversary for the song release. Sadly the song did not have big impact on the US charts. The song's music video, directed by Willy Smax, was a combination of live shots with computer animation, an innovative look for a music video in the mid 1980s.


Monday, January 11, 2016

WAW: Get Well Soon- It's Love

Get Well Soon will return with a brand new album this month. This will be the fifth studio album for Konstantin Gropper's band and it will be entitled 'Love'. Here is the first video and possible single 'It's Love' which features the German Actor Udo Kier. The video was produced by Matthias Murmann. The album is going to be released though Caroline Records and it will be out on January 29th.


David Bowie 1947 - 2016

It was quite a shocking moment of morning coffee when my colleague told me the news about David Bowie's passing away. I was just thinking, that's not possible! Slowly, I begun to realize and was saddened by the news and the fact that the music world has lost it's biggest star ever. Six decades of music and body of artwork, more than 25 studio albums, more than 100 single releases, and more than 1000 fragments of colours, images and impressions.
You will be missed and your legacy will certainly live on. This has been a fantsastic voyage!
Thank you David!

Friday, January 8, 2016

Geneva Jacuzzi's New Album 'Technophelia' Announced

Medical Records have announced the release of a brand new Geneva Jacuzzi album in February this year. The album will be entitled 'Technophelia' and it will be her first full length album in five years. he album was co-oproduced by Chris Coady and features a blend of DiY and professional recordings, inspired by left-field wave such as Ronny and Gina X. The album will come one high-quality 180gram white vinyl and it will be out February 5th.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

John Cale's 'Music for New Society' to be Reissued

It's been 46 years since John Cale released his first single and album. He never really left the music scene and was pretty much present in every decade. Now 33 years after the original release one of his most unique solo records 'Music for New Society' will be reissued. The Album has been completely re-mastered from the original files, while its download card includes three exclusive tracks. Along with the album comes M:Fans bonus which includes old tracks reworked in the new context to resonate with the digital age. 
In 1982, Music For A New Society sounded exactly like its title: something futuristic, a new kind of songwriting exercise. Today, M:FANS is exactly that too: full of electrical crackle and disturbed frequencies, a different kind of dystopian future awaits. 
Below you can see the video for the song 'Close Watch' which was one of our Top ten videos on 2015 and the original version from 1983.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Best of 2015- Videos List

Adding layers to their diverse music styles, here is a list of our favorite music videos for this year. From the epic Bowie return to Tama Imapala's madness, here is the list of videos which stood out in their creative and distinctive expression.
Happy New Year!!!

1.Tame Impala- The Less I Know The Better
2.David Bowie- Blackstar
 3.FKA Twigs- Glass and Patron
 4.Sally Dige- Losing You
5.John Cale- Close Watch
6.Bjork- Lionsong

 7.Little Boots- Get Things Done

8.FFS- Piss off

9.U.S. Girls- Woman's Work
10.October Dance- Tropical Eyes 11.Belle & Sebastian- Nobody's Empire