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February 23, 2012

Inure – “The Offering” – Viva Music Album Review

Tracklist: “This Death” * “The Call” * “Rapture” * “This Is the Life” * “The Strange” * “All Alone” * “The Offering” * “The Mind Killer” * “So Far Away” * “Cold

Other Inure news on darkwave.ro: Inure “In This Life” – Viva Music Album Review

Inure – “The Offering”: Viva Music Album Review:

Last month when we had the opportunity to listen to Inure’s single release “In this Life”, our intuition was that we will be eagerly awaiting a perfect album, and our expectations did not fall short one bit once “The Offering”, to be released next week on Feb-28 with Metropolis flooded our ears. It’s indeed some “offering”, and it is a fascinating excursion in sound and emotion. Inure seem to have found a great recipe for music making and performance and they are one of the groups which deserve your undivided attention: you are surely going to hear about them a lot in the future, and they are definitely going to stay as one of the defining influences of 2012 and onwards.

To begin with, “This Death”, which we had the chance to listen to in the single release as well (featured as “This Death (Terrolokaust Remix)” and “Le Petit Mort (16volt Remix)”), sounds as expected glorious and sublime. It has a tinge of melancholy that is bound to beckon you nearer and once the harsher sounds deploy, you will be drawn into a new universe, as demanding and convincing as a lover. The industrial aura of “This Death” is reason enough to go on with the sound magnificence of the album, as it moves on with “The Call”, a sexy track of great impact, which you will definitely want to add to your playlists upon listening to it. With “The Call”, the dark electro ambient promised by “This Death” is already a fulfilled promise. A relevant and dance-friendly piece, “The Call” is followed suit by “Rapture”, the sound of which revolves around a very enticing musical line. If “Rapture” sounds good, it is also because of the novelty and freshness of the music, and that is a big plus for any new album nowadays. “This Is the Life”, the undisputed star of the single release from January (“This Is the Life (Album Version)”, “This Is the Life (Vogel Remix)”, “This Is the Life (Aesthetic Perfection Remix)”, “This Is the Life (WhiteQube Remix)”, “This Is the Life (Imperative Reaction Remix)” are the many guises under which it was revealed to us in the single release) is not a new track for fans of the single release, but it surely sounds fuller and more longlasting in the good company of the other tracks from the compilation. This song deserves a review entry all by itself, and then it is no wonder it was the perfect candidate for a single release. What is more, the attention it attracted from other artists – Aesthetic Perfection to begin with, is also tell-tale of its impact. Not one bit less great, “The Strange” and “All Alone” provide very eloquent and memorable listening material. “All Alone”, a Viva Music favorite, which stands erect next to “This Is the Life” is a groovy piece of music, and there is definitely some magic at stake, it sounds that good! And do not bother to catch your breath just now, the intelligent frenzy of “The Offering”, the track that gives the title of the album is next; its vibes persist well after the track is done and dissolves into “The Mind Killer”. “So Far Away” is a misnomer for a track that makes you feel conversely so close; and it even if it lingers on the quieter side, it is nonetheless a special kind of listen, with a lot of energy and a distinguishable melody. The album closes with “Cold”, the eerie and yet comforting music of which sounds just great.

The Offering” shows through its fabric a well done job and it provides sufficient and memorable listening material. It is indeed one of those albums you wish to listen to again and no matter how different your mindset will be in the future, the album is bound to have the same impact it had on first listening to it – it’s that good! Enjoy!

InureOfficial Website | on Facebook | Discography on Discogs

February 22, 2012

Tanz die Revolution Party This Weekend! Come and Join Us to the New Sounds of the Underground!

A new party in town this weekend powered by Tanz die Revolution starting 22:00 in Underworld Club (48, Coltei St.).

Following the success of its first editions of 2010, Tanz die Revolution expands its community constantly and challenges with every new monthly party with a fine selection of EBM, synthpop, aggrotech, industrial, electro tracks as well as many other genres.

Tanz die Revolution – 25-feb – Club Underworld – 48, Coltei St.  – 22:00 hrs

Hosts of the 25-Feb edition are: DJ MNDFK, DJane Malice and DJ Xenomorph.

Not only music, but also surprises are in store for party visitors.

RSVP on Facebook here.

February 17, 2012

[de:ad:cibel] “Self-fulfilling Prophecy” Limited Edition Digipak EP – Viva Music Album Review

Tracklist: “Self-fulfilling Prophecy: Single Version” * “Self-fulfilling Prophecy: Bassmachine Mix by Notstandskomitee” * “Rain of Gold: Original Version” * “Self-fulfilling Prophecy: From Heaven to Hell Remix by amGod” * “Rain of Gold: Synthetic Raincoat Mix by [de:ad:cibel]” * “Self-fulfilling Prophecy: Remix by Plastic Noise Experience” * “Self-fulfilling Prophecy: Remix by n’angst” * “Beat Plastique: Tour Ordinaire Mix by [de:ad:cibel]” * “Self-fulfilling Prophecy: video by J. Tochtenhagen

Order [de:ad:cibel] “Self-fulfilling Prophecy” Limited Edition Digipak EP from here.

About [de:ad:cibel]: The band name [de:ad:cibel] alludes to the “loudness war” in music productions – in other words moving towards higher sound levels and decreasing dynamic. Technically measured in “decibel” (dB), in music this dynamic represents the difference between low and loud passages. To get a maximum punchy sound, a dynamic mix aims for the zero level. We have substituted the word “dead” for the cipher zero, which means [de:ad:cibel] signifies very loudly mixed and aggressive music – adequate to describe our sound. (source: Facebook page)

About [de:ad:cibel] “Self-fulfilling Prophecy”:

The latest [de:ad:cibel] release “Self-fulfilling Prophecy” is out now and can be ordered immediately from us! Just send a short eMail with the subject “Prophecy” to: order@deadcibel.com and you will get more information. The cost of the EP is 7.99 Euros plus shipping (so please include address for postage calculation). You can expect a fast shipping. Autographed by request! With nearly 35 minutes of music this 9-Track EP includes four awesome remixes of the title track by Plastic Noise Experience, amGod, Notstandskomitee and n’angst! In addition it will contain the new song “Rain of Gold” in two versions and the dancefloor-burner “Beat Plastique“.  The “Self-fulfilling Prophecy” video clip completes the package. Praise the bass! (source: band site)

[de:ad:cibel] “Self-fulfilling Prophecy” Viva Music Review:

Upon listening to the new EP from Echozone’s [de:ad:cibel], the feeling that stayed long enough to prompt a second listen was that although you can oftentimes go astray with a complex sound, what the guys in [de:ad:cibel] (namely: [da:ni:el ga:ld:a] – vocals and [ar:mi:n kue:st:er] – music) did is nothing risky, but a clearheaded and premeditated outburst of pure musical joy. With help from numerous musicians, and looming over an atmosphere-eager crowd, the sound of [de:ad:cibel], self-titled “the German bass machine” take their mission in all earnest and provoke with their title track, “Self-fulfilling Prophecy”. Its numerous facets, exploited in the remixes and reworks included in the EP are there to show just to what extent the solid gold of the original sound can subsist in new sound grids, without altering its overbearing personality, but with a new change of clothes each new time. Of equal impact, the sexier “Rain of Gold”, which exhales enthusiasm and has such a beautiful sheen, as well as “Tour Plastique”, with its engaging, and somewhat eerier sound, add zest to the compilation and contribute greatly to the definition of a sound we are sure you are going to hear more of in the next few years, when newcomers [de:ad:cibel], who now count up to two their years, will develop into the massive and influential group we hope to see them become.

[de:ad:cibel]Official Website  | on Facebook

February 6, 2012

Retrogramme “For Our Dearly Departed” Out Feb-17 (Europe)/Mar-09 (US)

Tracklist: “Save without a Grudge” * “Patricia” * “My Advice” * “Heaven Is Closer than You Think” * “Milanah” * “Sanctuary” * “Temporary Love (Retrogramme ReKonstruct)” * “Fell Upon Deaf Ears” * “My Advice (Selfish Boy ReKonStrct)” * “Heaven Is Closer (Models & Machines Remix)” * “Cancer Remissed (Force Drift vs. Retrogramme)” * “Patricia (Your Dirty Habit Remix)

Retrogramme (USA) are: Rob Early (music, production); Nik Allen (songwriting); Dmitry Pavlovsky (voice, lyrics).

For Our Dearly Departed” will be released in Europe with EKP on Feb-17 and in the US with Red Basement Records on Mar-09.

About Retrogramme:

Retrogramme is a Washington DC-based electronic music act that has cultivated a strong underground buzz with their wide-range of sophisticated electronic styles and influences. Rob Early, the principal synthesist and programmer, Nikk Allen, the primary songwriter, and Dmitry Pavlovsky, the lead vocalist weave IDM, synthpop, darkwave, and ambient sounds into their own distinctive style which is easily identifiable as Retrogramme. Chad Collier, the creative mind behind the Washington D.C.-based EBM project Force Drift joins them for live performances as vocalist and keyboardist. Retrogramme have twice been featured on BBC6′s “Tom Robinson’s Introducing” series, and have been reviewed in several electronic/gothic/darkwave-based music magazines including ReGen and Dark Grave. They are frequent remixers and have also contributed to various electronic music compilations including Electronic Saviors II and Synth Scene. Their music is currently streaming on several web radio stations including EBM-Radio.com and GothWave.net.

Listen to the preview track “Heaven Is Closer (Models and Machines Remix):

RetrogrammeOfficial Website | on Facebook

February 3, 2012

Eisbrecher “Die Hoelle muss warten” – Out Feb-14 – Viva Music Album Review

Tracklist: “Tanz mit mir” * “Augen unter Null” * “Die Hoelle muss warten” * “Verrueckt (Original Version)” * “Herz aus Eis” * “Prototyp” * “Ein Leben lang unsterblich” * “Abgrund” * “In meinem Raum” * “Keine Liebe” * “Exzess Express” * “Rette mich” * “Atem” * “Treiben” * “Verrueckt (Combichrist Remix)

About “Die Hoelle muss warten:

The unexpected Ice Age that seized the music world in 2002 continues as Eisbrecher masterminds Alexx Wesselsky and Noel Pix return for another classic release that is sure to cause waves in both the electronic and metal scenes. After a successful run of tours and festival appearances in Europe including Alice Cooper’s ‘Theatre of Death Tour’ and The Nova Rock Festival, Eisbrecher is poised to once again conquer the US clubs and charts. Heavier and harder than ever before, “Die Hoelle muss warten” features an expertly crafted blend of crushing guitars, menacing vocals, and melodic synth lines. Not one to stay the course, Eisbrecher also shows its ability to incorporate modern influences and blend them into songs that stay uniquely Eisbrecher, such as the dubstep-tinged “Herz aus Eis.” The album’s opener “Tanz mit mir” is a perfect example of what modern industrial rock should sound like, while tracks such as “Rette mich” slow things down and feature frontman Alex’s crooning voice over beautiful synth melodies. With such a diverse range of influences and perfect production quality, “Die Hoelle muss warten” is another step forward for a band that has already established itself as one of the premier electronic rock acts of our time. (source: label site)

Eisbrecher – “VerruecktOfficial Video:

Eisbrecher – “Die Hoelle muss warten” – Viva Music Album Review:

Coming Feb-14 from Metropolis Records, the new album from Eisbrecher entitled “Die Hoelle muss warten” (English: “Hell must wait”) was preceded by the release on Jan-20 of the single preview track “Verrueckt” accompanied by a very pertinent Combichrist remix! Add to that the “Verrueckt” video, which is classy and really enticing – and we have the ingredients of high expectations from an album that proved, even on first listening to it, a great addition to this year’s EBM and industrial loot.  (more…)

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