I really love this song You May Start from the German band Klangstabil. This was released in 2004 on the album Taking Nothing Seriously.
“Klangstabil was formed in 1994 by Maurizio Blanco and Boris May.” – Discogs
For more info: klangstabil.com
About six months ago I was asked to take part in a then secret music project. Tom J Carpenter and Jason Subtractive of Analogue Solutions were planning an ambitious string of Synthpop/New Wave releases. They were going to work with different vocalists, create music videos and promised a high quality package. I knew Jason’s synth work from his synth demos so I didn’t hesitate in saying yes. To say he has the Depeche Mode sound down is an understatement. On the song I gave my voice to titled The Last Martian listen to filtering bassline, high pitched delaying notes and at 43 seconds in there is a panning mid range sound that I’ve only heard Alan Wilder himself create. I knew that Tom was friends with Alan helping him repair some synths and selling him a Telemark. In fact, I question if Jason is actually who he says he is. This was also the first time I recorded my own vocal to someone else’s lyrics. Vile Electrodes and Chad Glenn also remixed the track. Here he comes with his gun the last martian.
“Sound of Science is pleased to announce the availability of our 2nd EP, “The Last Martian”, featuring THE HORRORIST (Oliver Chesler). Included are remixes by Vile Electrodes, Chad Glenn (The Coil), and SOS!” – Sound of Science
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Want to hear a choir singing Depeche Mode’s Enjoy the Silence? Head over to composer Eric Whitacre’s genero.tv page to hear it (link). I really like it. He is asking for money to create a music video for the song.
Eric Whitacre, one of the most popular and performed composers of our time, wants you to make the official music video for Enjoy The Silence, from his new EP album. Eric Whitacre is one of the most popular and performed composers of our time, a distinguished conductor, broadcaster and public speaker. His first album as both composer and conductor on Decca/Universal, Light & Gold, won a Grammy® in 2012, reaped unanimous five star reviews and became the no. 1 classical album in the US and UK charts within a week of release. His second album, Water Night, was released on Decca in April 2012 and debuted at no. 1 in the iTunes and Billboard classical chart on the day of release. It features seven world premiere recordings and includes performances from his professional choir, the Eric Whitacre Singers, the London Symphony Orchestra, Julian Lloyd Webber and Hila Plitmann. His compositions also feature on multiple other recordings made in Europe, North America and Australasia.” – genero.tv/ericwhitacre
For more info: genero.tv/ericwhitacre
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The year is 1989 and somewhere in a recording studio in France (maybe Belgium) someone created a band called Dow Jones and the song Just A Techno Groove.
“Feed your cat” – Dow Jones
For more info: discogs.com/Dow-Jones-Just-A-Techno-Groove/release/195659
I am extremely pleased to announce that a Limited Edition of my newest album Fire Funmania is available. Made in Germany and limited to 100 copies you get the album on 12″ Vinyl, CD with 2 exclusive Bonus Tracks and an Armband. The set is only 20 Euros so they will disappear quickly. Thanks to Steffen Kuschel and Maurice Roy for making this happen.
“just received it from sbmonline.de . Great package!” – JF.Gore
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Here are some stills and the official music video for my (The Horrorist) upcoming EP with Radical G. The EP is called Here Comes the Storm and we have remixes from The Hacker, David Carretta and Al Ferox. Special thanks to UnleashedVisuals for creating this.
“You are the storm. Cyclone of death. Master of Doom. Born to Slaughter! You are the storm. Cyclone of death. You love to kill. All in your path! Here comes the terror! Here comes the storm! Here comes the terror! Here comes the storm! There’s no mercy in the storm path!!”
For more info: facebook.com/pages/UnleashedVisuals
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Martin Gore performed a reworked version of the Depeche Mode song When The Body Speaks at Jones Beach last night. This live version makes my heart explode. If anyone knows of a full length recording of this specific concert and song please let me know.
“To the soul’s desires. The body listens. What the flesh requires. Keeps the heart imprisoned. What the spirit seeks. The mind will follow. When the body speaks. All else is hollow. I’m just an angel. Driving blindly. Through this world. I’m just a slave here. At the mercy of a girl” – Depeche Mode
For more info: depechemode.com
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Last night I went to a birthday party in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. When it was over I went out with some friends and was surprised to find out that Michal Matejcík was performing at the Sullivan Room. I raced over there to him. I’ve mentioned him on this blog before. He plays covers of Depeche Mode songs on the harp. Check out the video I recorded of Michal performing Halo.
“The night will kick off at 10pm with a unique performance by the renowned Slovakian harpist Michal Matej?ík who presents Depeche Mode songs rearranged for the harp combined with audio mixes as well as visuals on screen. Michal performed as an opening act for Depeche Mode in two shows this year…” – DJ Shred
For more info: michalmatejcik.com
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Sometimes all you can see is blackness. There is a soundtrack for those times. These above are in that soundtrack.
“In particular, “curse” may refer to a wish that harm or hurt will be inflicted by any supernatural powers, such as a spell, a prayer, an imprecation, an execration, magic, witchcraft or God.” – Wikipedia
My Music For The Cursed Playlist: youtube.com/watch?v=Eye9S…
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How about some Russian synthpop from 1984? This is the band Forum and their song Let’s Call Each Other. It’s good to know while our governments each had hundreds of nukes aimed at each other most of us were doing far more important things such as synthing out.
“USSR: utterly sick synthesizer rhythms” – Jack Saba (Youtube)
For more info: http://www.discogs.com/forum/12