Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Comsat Angels' Deluxe Album Reissues Announced

Edsel Music have announced the reissue of Comsat Angels' classic albums released during the 80's decade. This deluxe reissue includes the albums 'Waiting for the Miracle', 'Sleep No More', 'Fiction', 'Land', '7 Day Weekend' and 'Chasing Shadows'/'Fire On The Moon', out of which the 'Chasing Shadows' has been long time out of print. We are still waiting for the official release dates and the albums are already available on pre-order through Amazon. As a quick reminder her comes one of their memorable songs from 1980.

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Retroviosion: Thomas Leer- Heartbeat

 Thirt years ago Thomas Leer released his single "Heartbeat", which was also a last single for him as a solo artist. The song was taken from Leer's third album 'The Scale of Ten'. He later joined Claudia Brücken from Propaganda to record an album under The Act moniker. Thomas Leer is best know for his debut single "Private Plane" which was one of the first experimental DIY minimal-synth songs that was released by a solo artist and recorded in his home. After several years outside the music world, Leer returned in 2001 with a new album and since then he is musically active.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Sally Dige- Hard to Please LP Out Now

Sally Dige has released the long awaited debut album 'Hard to Please' on Nightschool records. She is already a familar face on Burning Flame, but for those who do not know she is Candadian/ Danish decent currently based in Berlin working as desginer/artist and also recording as Cult Club with Laszlo Antal. Back in 2011, we featured her debut video for the song "Immacualte Deception" and since then we have been following up with her work. He music recalls the early Propaganda's music with a great blend of DiY artistery and dark synth-driven artpop. The songs were written and performed by Sally Dige and produced by Laszlo Antal.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Dimension Gondry: The White Stripes - Fell in Love with a Girl

"Fell in Love with a Girl" was a one of the essential single releases from White Stripes third studio album 'White Blood Cells' . It was a very authentic video which featured Lego animations and Gondry's son was featured at the beginning of the video, building LEGO blocks and it was shot frame by frame with each frame having the LEGO bricks rebuilt, sometimes in a complex manner to seem as if it were an actual shot, and then formed together to give the illusion of motion. The video mostly consists of red, white, and black color. The White Stripes couldn't strike a deal with Lego, so they had to buy a large amount of LEGO boxes for the video.
 The video won three MTV Video Music Awards in 2002: Breakthrough Video, Best Special Effects, and Best Editing. It also received a nomination for Video of the Year, but lost out to Eminem's "Without Me".

Next Wave: Night Drive

The Austin/Houston based duo of Rodney Connell and Brandon Duhon began after a young woman they were both unknowingly dating at the same time was killed in a car crash. The tragic event bonded the two men, and shortly afterwards they began a musical collaboration. Inspired by dark, synth-heavy electro pop, Night Drive released their first EP called Position I. Their singles "Drones", "After Dark" and "Young Rivals" have been featured in film and on radio stations nationwide. Touring with international bands such as Tesla Boy, Gold Fields and Jupiter, they've quickly garnered a reputation as a must see, high energy live show.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Daybed Release their Debut Album 'Weird Sailing' this Month

Daybed have released their debut album 'Weird Sailing' this month on Beläten. Following on from their 12” EP 'Preludes' from 2010, Daybed offer a diverse collection of songs set against analogue synthesizer landscapes. The album playfully jumps between the upbeat and pop-inspired to the reflective and lyrical and consists of ten original tracks as well as a special cover of KKD’s minimal synth gem “And Your Mind”. The album was released through Gothenburg-based Beläten Records.


Act's 'Love and Hate' Compilation Announced for June

Salvo/Union Square Music have announced the release of 'Love & Hate: A Compact Introduction' a two CD compilation by Act. Their brief existence 1987-1988 is mostly known remembered for "Snobbery and Decay" which was released in 1987. With a stunning front cover and usual typographical flair, this set offers a welcome exploration of one of the lesser known ZTT acts. Similar compilation entitled 'Laughter, Tears and Rage' was released in 2004. Eleven years after comes this and it is set for release on June 8th. 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Echo and The Bunnymen Release a New Compilation

Echo & the Bunnymen have released a new two-CD set compilation summarizes the band’s output between 1979 and 1987. The compilation is entitled 'Do It Clean: An Anthology' and it is a 38-track collection which actually contains all the band’s singles from this era including non-album 45s and "People Are Strange" from 'The Lost Boys' soundtrack. There’s a small sprinkling of relative rarities with the inclusion of The Original "Cutter" – A Drop in the Ocean – originally on the flipside to "Never Stop". Speaking of which, that single is also included in its remixed form (Never Stop (Discotheque)). New sleeve notes from Paul Lester are included in the 16 page booklet. Do It Clean: An Anthology 1979-1987 is out on 16 April 2015.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Retrovision: Marc Almond- Stories of Johnny -Live-

"Stories of Johnny" was one of the lead tracks on the album of the same name which was relesed in 1985. This prefomance on Wogan in 1985 gave a whole new dimension to the song with boy choir and wonderful backing vocals.