Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Editors Announce New Album for October

Editors have announced the release of a brand new album this fall. The album will be entitled 'In Dream' and it will be their 5th studio album and the follow up to their album "The Weigh of Love" from 2013. The band has already reveled two videos for posssible single releases, "No Harm" and "Marching Orders" both released earlier this year. The band also plans a 40 days European tour which will follow the album release which set for October 2nd, 2015.

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Parallels Reveal Brand New EP 'Civilization'

Parallels are back! The band has released a brand new EP entitled 'Civilization' which features six brand new tracks including the title track "Civilization" for which they have recorded a music video. One of the tracks is also a cover version of New Order's "Age of Consent". The band is currently touring and promoting the EP, Canada and US mostly.


WAW: FFS- Piss Off

As you already saw on our blog earlier this year, we reported about the new Sparks-Franz Ferdinand collaboration called FFS. Their album is out now on Domino Records and the creative units FFS who perfectly meet with their sounds have reveled two new videos for the singles "Piss Off" and "Johnny Delusional" which were released in April and May. The band has embarked on a big European tour and you might find them in the city close to you.


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Next Wave: L'Avenir

L’Avenir is the cold synth project of veteran electronic musician and sound artist Jason Sloan. Known throughout the space and ambient music scenes for his contemplative electronic soundscape work for over a decade;
Sloan founded L’Avenir as a side project in 2012 to explore his long time love of synthpop, and dark electronic music created purely from vintage and analog equipment. While releasing over a dozen solo albums and EPs under his own name, Sloan has played solo all over the US, Canada and Europe including the influential Live Constructions radio program at Columbia University, STEIM in Amsterdam and Philadelphia’s The Gatherings concert series, one of the country’s oldest continuing ambient and electronic music series.
Sloan is a Professor teaching full-time in the Interactive Arts department along with being the founder and program coordinator for the Sound Art concentration at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. 
His debut album debut album 'The Wait' is now available on Barcelona’s Cold Beats Records on CD and digital formats while Vinyl will follow.

Monday, June 29, 2015

IAMX Announce new Album to be Released in Fall

IAMX have announced the release of a brand new album this fall. This is going to be their sixth studio album which will be entitled 'Metanoia'. The first single is called ‘Happiness’ and features the remix by Gary Numan. It has been released worldwide as a single on all digital outlets on June 19th. To promote the album release, they have also announced a tour which will include more than 20 European shows.

New Order Announced a New Album for September

New Order will return in September with their 10th studio album entitled "Music Complete'. It's the follow up to their 2005 studio release 'Waiting For The Siren’s Call' and it sees keyboardist Gillian Gilbert returning for the first time since 2001’s 'Get Ready'. The album will include 11 tracks and will be available in a number of formats and it is set for release on September 25th.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Top Singles of 1985- OPEN

Musically not so strong like 1984, but still a very important year in music history when Bob Geldof and Midge Ure launched the Live Aid. Certainly the biggest event and the first of such kind whose purpose was to raise awareness of poverty and famine in some African countries. "Do They Know It's Christmas Time" was the official anthem for it. The year 1985 brought a huge milestone for the music industry, as the first album was officially released on CD. It was a debut album of Dire Strait's 'Brother in Arms', which also remained one of the best selling albums to date. New Wave Gold dream slowly vanished into decadence and the world was waiting for the new genres and new kids.
After the Album countdown on which New Order won with 'Low Life', we would like to invite you to submit your top ten singles of the year. Here is the list of singles we propose,but of course not the definite one. You are welocme to add your own, but mind the tags: #newwave, #synthpop #post-punk #darkwave #minimal-synth #artpop #italo-disco #electronic #goth

2 Belgen- Lena
10,000 Maniacs- Scorpio Rising

‘til Tuesday- Voices Carry

A Certain Ratio Wild Party
A Flock Of Seagulls - Remember David
a-ha- The Sun Always Shine on TV
a-ha- Love is Reason
a-ha- Hunting High and Low
ABC- Be Near Me
Abecedarians- Smiling Monarchs
Alison Moyet- That Ole Devil Called Love
Alphaville- Jet Set
Anne Clark- Heaven
Anne Clark- Self Destruct
Arcadia- Election Day
Art Fine- Dark Silence
Art of Noise, The- Moments of Love
Associates, The- Breakfast
Associates- Take me to the Girl

Baltimora- Tarzan Boy
Baltimora- Chinese Restaurant
Belouis Some- Imagination
Belouis Some- Some People
Big Audio Dynamite- The Bottom Line
Blancmange- Lose Your Love
Blow Monkeys, The - Forbidden Fruit
Bronski Beat- I Feel Love
Bronski Beat- Hit That Perfect Beat Boy
Bryan Ferry- Slave to Love
Bryan Ferry- Don’t Stop the Dance
Book of Love- Boys
Book of Love- I Touch Roses
Book of Love- Modigliani
Bolshoi, The- Happy Boy
Boytronic- Late Night Satellite

C.C. Catch - I Can Lose My Heart Tonight
C.C  Catch- Strangers by Night
Cabaret Voltaire- I Want You
Cars, The- Heartbeat City
Chameleons, The- Nostalgia
Chameleons, The- Singing Rule Britania
Chameleons, The- One Flesh
China Crisis- Black Man Ray
China Crisis- Highest High
China Crisis- King in a Catholic Style (Wake Up)
Church, The- Already Yesterday
Clan of Xymox- A Day
Clash, The- This is England
Clio- Faces
Clockwork Orange- Sensation Boys
Coil- Panic
Colour Field, The- Thinking of You
Colour Field, The - Castles in the Air
Colourbox- The Moon is Blue
Cult, The-  She Sells Sanctuary
Cult, The- Rain
Cure, The- Close to Me
Cure, The- In Between Days
Cocteau Twins- Akiea Guinea
Colourbox- The Moon is Blue
Cyber People- Void Vision
Cyndi Lauper- When You Were Mine

Damon Edge- I’m a Gentleman
Damned, The- The Shadow of Love
Damned, The- Grimmy Fiendish
David Bowie / Pat Methney Group- This is not America
David Bowie- Loving an Alien
Dead or Alive- My Heart Goes Bang
Death in June- Born Again
Depeche Mode- Shake The Disease
Depeche Mode- It’s Called Heart
Deux- Europe – Paris
Divine- Walk Like A Man
Dream Academy, The- Life in a Northern Town
Double- Captain of her Heart
Do-Re-Mi- Man Overboard
Duran Duran- A View to a Kill

East Wall- Eyes of Glass
Echo and The Bunnymen- Bring on the Dancing Horses
Echo and The Bunnymen- Villiers Terrace
Einsturzende Neubauten Yü-Gung
Einstürzende Neubauten- Das Schaben
Erasure- Who Needs Love Like That
Eurythmics – Julia
Eurythmics- There Must Be An Angel
Everything but the Girl- When All’s Well

Fake- Brick
Falco- Jeanny part 1
Falco- Vienna Calling
Falco- Rock Me Amadeus
Fall, The- Cruiser’s Creek
Fall, The- Couldn’t Get Ahead
Fancy- Bolero
Felt- Primitive Painters
Fergal Sharkey- A Good Heart
Fine Young Cannibals- Johnny Come Home
Fine Young Cannibals- Blue
Fine Young Cannibals- Suspicious Minds
Flash and The Pan- Midnight Man
For Against- Autocrat
Frankie Goes To Hollywood- Welcome to the Pleasuredome

Grace Jones- Slave to the Rhythm
Godley and Creme – Cry

Harold Faltermeyer- Axel F
Hard Corps- Je suis passé
Hazell Dean - They Say It's Gonna Rain
Husker Du- Makes No Sense at All
Hipsway- Ask the Lord
Hohokam - Harlequin Tears

Icehouse-No Promises
It's Immaterial - Ed's Funky Diner

Jan Hammer- Miami Vice Theme
Jean Michel Jarre - Zoolookologie
Jesus and the Mary Chain- Just Like Honey
Jesus and the Mary Chain- Never Understand
Jesus and the Mary Chain - You Trip Me Up
Julian Cope- Sunspots
John Foxx- Stars on Fire
John Cale- Dying on the Wine

Kate Bush- Cloudbusting
Kate Bush- Running up that Hill
Katy Gray- Hold me Tight
Killing Joke, The- Love Like Blood
Killing Joke, The- Kings and Queens
Kim Wilde- Rage to Love
King- Love & Pride
Kirilian Camera- Blue Room

Latin Quarters- Radio Africa
Latin Quarters- New Millionaires
Latin Quarter- Modern Times
Laurent Voulzy- Les nuits sans Kim Wilde
Lotus Eaters, The- It Hurts
Love and Rockets- Ball of Confusion
Love and Rockets- If There's a Heaven Above

Madonna- Into the Groove
Madonna- Crazy for You
Maanam- Lipstick on the Glass
Marc Almond- The Stories of Johnny
Marc Almond- The House Is Haunted
Mental As Anything- Live it Up
Midge Ure- If I Was
Midge Ure- That Certain Smile
Mike and The Mechanics- Silent Running
Ministry- All Day
Mittageisen- Automaten
Models- Barbados
Monochrome Set, The- Jacob’s Ladder
MoskwaTV- Generator 7/8
MoskwaTV- Tekno Talk
Mr. Mister- Broken Wings

New Oder- The Perfect Kiss
New Order- Sub-Culture
Nico- My Funny Valentine
Nik Kershaw - Don Quixote

OMD- So in Love
OMD- Secret
OMD- Le Femme Accident
One Thousand Violins- Halcyon Days

Pale Fountains, The- Jean’s Not Happening
Pale Fountains, The- ...From Across the Kitchen Table
Paul Hardcastle- 19
Paul Young- Everytime You Go Away
Pet Shop Boys- West End Girls
Pet Shop Boys- Opportunities
Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder- Good-Bye Bad Times
Pink Industry- What I Wouldn’t Give
Pogues, The- A Pair of Brown Eyes
Pogues, The- Dirty Old Town
Prefab Sprout- Appetite
Prefab Sprout- When Loves Break Down
Prefab Sprout- Faron Young
Primal Scream- All Fall Down
Propaganda- p-Machinery
Propaganda- Duel
Prince and the Revolution- Raspberry Beret
Prince and the Revolution- Pop Life
Psyche - Thundershowers
Psychic TV- Godstar

Rah Band, The- Clouds Across The Moon
Ramones- Bonzo Goes to Bitburg
R.E.M.- Driver 8
R.E.M- Wendell Gee
Red Box- Lean on Me
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry- Chance
Replacements, The - Bastards of Young
Replacements, The - Kiss Me On The Bus
Ruth- Polaroid / Roman / Photo
Ryuichi Sakamoto- Field Work

Sade- Sweetest Taboo
Sandra- Maria Magdalena
Sandra- In the Heat of the Night
Scritti Pollitti- The Word Girl
Scritti Pollitti- Perfect Way
Shriekback- Nemesis
Shriekback- Fish Below The Ice
Simple Minds- Don’t You Forget About Me
Simple Minds- Alive and Kicking
Simply Red - Come To My Aid
Sisters Of Mercy, The - No Time To Cry
Siouxsie and The Banshees- Cities in Dust
Skeletal Family- Promised Land
Smiths, The- How Soon is Now?
Smiths, The- Boy with the Thorn in his Side
Smiths, The- That Joke isn’t Funny Anymore
Sound, The- Under You
Sound, The- Temperature Drop
SS Say- Fusion
Sting- Russians
Sting- If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
Stone Roses, The- So Young
Stranglers, The- Let Me Down Easy
Strawberry Switchblade- Let Her Go
Strawberry Switchblade - Jolene
Style Council, The- Walls Come Tumbling Down
Style Council, The- The Boy Who Cried Wolf
Suzanne Vega - Marlene On The Wall
Suzanne Vega - Small Blue Thing

Talking Heads- Road to Nowhere
Talking Heads- And She Was
Talking Heads- Lady Don’t Mind
Talk Talk- Life's What You Make it
Tears for Fears- Everybody wants to Rule the World
Tears for Fears- Head over Heels
Tears for Fears- Shout
Telekin- Imagination
Thomas Leer- Heartbeat
Thompson Twins - King For A Day
Tomo Akikawabaya- 1985
Tres- Smile on my Face
Triffids, The- You don’t miss your Water

U2-Unforgettable Fire
U2- A Sort of Home coming
U2- Wire

Wake, The- Of the matter
Wall of Voodoo- Far Side of Crazy
Wang Chung- To Live and Die in LA
Waterboys, The –The Whole of the Moon

Yello- Desire
Yello- Vicious Games

Retrovision: Kirlian Camera- Blue Room

"Blue Room" was released thirty years ago and it was the only single release for them in 1985. In the second half of the 80's decade the sound of Kirlian Camera became gradually darker, moving away from the synth pop sound that marked some of their early releases. Not sure who directed the video for the song, but it prefectly refelcts the really anxious, claustrophobic and emotionally exciting atmosphere of the song. Kirlian Camera is still pretty active in music and two year ago they released a brand new studio album with the new line up. 

Girls Names to Release 'Arms Around A Vision' in October

Girls Names are back with a new album this year which will be out in October. The album will be entitled 'Arms Around A Vision' and it will be their third studio album and a follow up to their brilliant 'New Life' album from 2013. 'Arms Around a Vision' is expected to be more widescreen and  also more direct and aggressive. Conceptually, the album acts as a love letter to European elegance – Italian futurism, Russian constructivism, Germany’s Zero Group and both Neubaten and Bowie’s Berlin. (from the Press Release). The album is set for release on October 2nd on Tough Love. "Reticence" is the first track out of 12 which was premiered on Quietus. 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Dimension Gondry: Radiohead- Knives Out

A new dimension Gondry episode is here. It's the video for Radiohead's song "Knives Out" which was released in 2001 and which was taken from their album 'Amnesiac'. The video features Thom Yorke in a hospital by the bedside of a woman.. The whole video was shot in one take, quite remarkable considering the scene changes required. Attempts to interpret the surreal imagery and fit it with the song lyrics were dashed when Gondry eventually revealed that the video was autobiographical. Some may find thematic parallels with Gondry's later film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The "Knives Out" video was not included in Gondry's compilation DVD 'The Work of Director Michel Gondry'.