Here’s two interesting 80s cassette demo YouTube finds. Both are from a UK cassette called “Orgies In Synth”.
“Taken from the cassette entitled “Orgies In Synth”, which contains only music from bands on the “Insane Music” label : Pseudo Code, Bene Gesserit, Human Flesh, I Scream, Subject and Cortex. It was released in 198? in UK by “Music For Midgets” label.” – NikoletaGeistesblitz
For more info: youtube.com/user/NikoletaGeistesblitz
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The best part of Depeche Mode’s NY performance maybe the opening act Bat for Lashes. Natasha Khan knows how to write music and has steller music videos to back them up. This is some great art.
“Natasha Khan (born 25 October 1979), known by her stage name as Bat for Lashes, is an English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She has released three studio albums, Fur and Gold (2006), Two Suns (2009) and The Haunted Man (2012), and received Mercury Prize nominations for Fur and Gold and Two Suns.” – Wikipedia
For more info: batforlashes.com
Here’s a lost late 80s EBM gem from Micro Chip League called New York. Be a part of it feel the heart of it New York, New York, New York. City of deceivers! At the time this record or it’s album cover probably didn’t stand out and now time changes everything. I couldn’t love this more today. The bass, synth pads, stuttering vocal samples, fake scratches, computer synth voice… audio time machine.
“In the late 1980s, Talla and Jallokin formed the band Pluuto under Talla’s own Technodrome Records (TDI Records) label. At the time, Talla was also involved in the production of several other projects such as Robotiko Rejekto, Tribantura, and Microchip League.” – Wikipedia
For more info: discogs.com/MCL-Micro-Chip-League-New-York
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Check out Tristan Shone’s machine and music which he calls Author and Punisher. Einstürzende Neubauten where are you?
“Author & Punisher is an industrial doom and drone metal, one man band utilizing primarily custom fabricated machines/controllers and speakers. I have performed and shown these machines in festivals and exhibitions in the United States and abroad recently.” – soundcloud.com/authorandpunisher
For more info: authorandpunisher.com
via Shane Fontane
Metro is one of my all time favorite songs. Check out Berlin’s lead singer Terri Nunn on Terri on VH1′s Where Are They Now? She talks about what pushed her to make the vocals and she says what I always say: The best music comes from frustration. Synths and sex forever people.
“Berlin is an American synthpop band. The group was formed in Los Angeles in 1978 by John Crawford (bass guitar). Bandmembers included Crawford, Terri Nunn (vocals), David Diamond (keyboards), Ric Olsen (guitar), Matt Reid (keyboards) and Rod Learned (drums). Learned left during the first EU tour and was replaced by Rob Brill (drums). The band gained mainstream-commercial success in the early 1980s with singles including “The Metro”, “Sex (I’m A…)”, “No More Words” and then in the mid 80s with chart-topping single “Take My Breath Away” from the 1986 film Top Gun.” – Wikipedia
For more info: wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_(band)
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Newcleus the same band that brought us Jam on It also brought us this robotic love song called Automan. Check out the fantastic Roland TB-303 bassline. I’m made of wires…wires…wires…
“There ain’t no way that I could ever love you.” – Newcleus
For more info: discogs.com/Newcleus-Automan-Wheres-The-Beat
Sometimes you need a very basic great techno track. Ronan Portela’s Among Noise remixed by Jonas Kopp hits the spot. If you don’t go out often trust me if this is playing in a club people will be dancing.
“Jonas Kopp was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1981. He has been a producer since he was 19 years old.” – Discogs
For more info: beatport.com/track/among-noise-jonas-kopp-remix
About a month ago I mentioned an upcoming EBM compilation from Sweden called Inside the Volcano. My song Heart of Steel appears on the very nicely packaged release. It’s now available for pre-order.
“Finaly it has arrived CCP2CD001 Inside The Volcano Vol. 1. This goes out to all preorder today.” – CCP
For more info: facebook.com/completecontrolproductions
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If you asked me what is the most important website to get EBM, goth, synthpop and New Wave news hands down I would say Side-Line. I love when I am mentioned there and they just reviewed my latest album Fire Funmania (link). I am extremely glad they like it. It took me about 18 months to create the songs and even though the initial release came out a month ago the party is only getting started. The cassette, limited German CD and 12″ and merchandise are all forthcoming. I also didn’t forget to let you know the behind the scenes production and song writing wise. I will start tomorrow with “Enter the Sex Game” so stay tuned.
“The songs remain simple, but damn efficient. The Horrorist is a sound wizard confirming his genius on “Starving For You”. The Horrorist has deployed his entire battery of electronic creativity which resulted in a new fascinating and diversified opus.” – Side-Line Magazine
Read the full review: side-line.com/reviews_49252
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First off I apologize in advance if this is untrue. However I believe this is happening. Here are my reasons.
1. Depeche Mode is performing tonight (Monday, March 11th) at the Ed Sullivan Theater. It is a special concert in the 461 seat venue that will be webcast for CBS. They will also apear on the David Letterman show later that night. To win a seat fans were asked to mail in an explanation of what they thought the new album title “Delta Machine” means. After looking up the word Delta I found it is the Greek number 4. A friend of mine wanted a ticket and I said to her why not guess Alan Wilder is rejoining the band? Then I paused and some recent events which I list below all flashed across my eyes and it came to me: No, it’s not Alan it’s Vince! Here’s the kicker. My friend wrote to the contest that Delta means the original band members are rejoining. Vince Clarke is rejoining the band. She won a ticket and is going to the concert tonight.
2. I would guess it takes DM about a year to make an album. May 22, 2012 the Slicing Up Eyeballs blog posts a photo of DM and Vince at dinner together (link). The article states that of course Martin and Vince at that time recently released VCMG their techno project. In January Popmatters reported while reviewing Heaven and discussing the upcoming Delta Machine that, “Ex-Depeche Mode member Vince Clarke is also rumored to be working on some remixes.”. What if this entire time he’s simply been in the studio recording Delta Machine as a band member?
3. March 7, 2013. The Quietus does a track by track preview of Delta Machine (link) and in the preview they state, ” It’s really starting to feel as if some of the VCMG sonics have rubbed off on Depeche Mode. There’s a great breakdown of drums and a one-note keyboard line..”. Rub off? Or?
4. Here’s my own personal wake up call. I buy a lot of synthesizer stuff. I’m really into a special type of modular synth called “Eurorack”. There is a store in Brooklyn called Control (link) that sells these special modules. Guess who’s been in there recently? Daniel Miller, Martin Gore and Vince Clarke.
5. Take a look at the recent photo above. Was Vince Photoshopped out of this keep the secret?
“Vincent John Martin (born 3 July 1960), better known by his stage name Vince Clarke, is an English synthpop musician and songwriter. Clarke has been a member of a number of groups, including Depeche Mode, Yazoo, The Assembly and Erasure. He is often credited as being the King of the Synthesizer.” – Wikipedia
So what do you think?
For more info: depechemode.com
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