|11 Mar, 2014|
(By Elise Din - photo by Mark Kultajev ) There is no French band which has left such a huge impression on the Side-Line staff like the dark electro act Tamtrum. Their debut "Some atomik songz" was pure quality, edged and so damn gritty and was direct hit. The band has now ceased to exist after just 3 full albums and one split EP, but what a legacy these releases are!
This wouldn't be Tamtrum if they didn't leave the scene with a final word & image. And this resulted in the CD+DVD set "ATVFM (allez tous vous faire mettre)", which could be translated as 'go and fuck yourselves' which will please a lot of fans because of the big amount of tracks on this release.
So what does this set hold? On this final release the band summarizes 9 years of existence spread over 4 releases and 125 concerts in a dozen of countries. Included is a live DVD recording of their farewell tour recorded with some 8 different camera's in Paris (Divan du Monde) in September 2012. But it also holds their memorable 30 minute live show at Hellfest in 2010 plus some video clips as well as a 75 minute self-filmed "rock-umentary" shot on the road with and by the band members throughout 2005 to 2012. And that 'rock-umentary' isn't really a surprise as the band was known for having a very tumultuous life on the road (including being fired from an agency after peeing on a tourbus, n'est-ce pas Sylvicious Deslaves?). You'll get to see the band's renown backstage excesses and the internal band clashes.
The set is completed with a 15-track CD compilation gathering the band's highlights, but also a bunch of unreleased songs and rare versions. It also includes the exclusive "The Ricky Horror Picture Show" track which is the very last song ever recorded by the band in the true tradition of their early club hits. You also get the fully newly rerecorded versions of the cult songs "Tantrum", "Extazy" and "My Vile Venom" next to other rare songs and remixes.
This release comes in PAL format 16:9 - Region free – FSK age 18+. For North American fans, this is not an NSTC compatible format, so it might not play correctly on non compatible DVD players in North America. But who hasn't gone region free on their DVD players anyhow.
All in all, a beautiful way to end, and that's also what the band's Sylvicious Deslaves thinks when we probed him for some feedback:""Allez Tous Vous Faire Mettre" is not a fucking postumous shit, like big bands do for bringing in even more money (all the money we've earned was always re-injected in this fucking band). This is a fucking compilation with kick ass songs. "The Ricky Horror Picture Show" is a killer track just like "Parano" or "Abort the Pope". It's DVD we started to work on since the beginning of the band. I really hope you gonna enjoy it. Sex, Drugs & Rock n Roll - What Else ? xxx"
A savourer avec plein de liqueur !
You can order the CD+DVD set in the Alfa Matrix webstore in various packages, if you prefer a download (excluding some tracks though), then go to Bandcamp for an HQ download. Note that Alfa Matrix has now also re-released the band's debut LP "Some atomik songz" on Bandcamp for the very first time ever as a HQ audio download. (...)
|09 Mar, 2014|
The folks at Artoffact Records have a very promising new signing: Seeming. Behind Seeming you will recognize ThouShaltNot's Alex Reed (also author of "Assimilate: A Critical History of Industrial Music") and drummer Aaron Fuleki. The debut album however is quite an astonishing one and by far beats many of the current releases out there. The 8 minute teaser which has been posted on Youtube and which you can view below will give you already a good idea of what to expect: excellent male vocals and harmonies that will stick in your ears.
The band's debut live appearance has also been confirmed at Toronto's Kinetik Festival with an East Coast tour in the works. You can order their debut right now, it will be released later this week. Buy it eyes closed! (...)
|09 Mar, 2014|
Joakim Montelius (Covenant) has launched a new project, called Amusik. Today the very first sounds from the project were posted online. The project so far prepped 4 tracks of which the first one is now online (you can listen below).
Says Joakim: "Since Amusik is a bunch of people who don’t like doing things the conventional way, we decided not to do the usual 'studio recording, airplay, video routine'. Instead we made a lo-fi live recording and enlisted our great friends Allan Bank and Petter Duvander to make a video documentation of our first ever live show. That video is now ready. It was recorded at Babel in Malmö on January 25, 2014 when Amusik supported Covenant on stage."
Amusik consists of the members Ulrika Mild, Joakim Montelius, Richard Hansson and Khyber Westlund. More info on their Facebook page. (...)
|09 Mar, 2014|
On March 21 & 22 Jean-Luc De Meyer (Front 242, 32Crash, ...) will be doing 2 conferences in Belgium in respectively Brussels and Liège. During the conferences Jean-Luc De Meyer will explain how he composes his texts and adds his voice on electronic music. He will also be talking about his inspirations, namely SF, poetry, etc. The whole will be illustrated with music pieces and text analysis.
Check here for Brussels and here for Liège. (...)
|09 Mar, 2014|
It's not official yet, but Spotify will open an office in Russia, Moscow to be precise. Whereas there are some streaming players active on that market (legal and not), you might very well be sure that things will be going in higher gear from now on. For the moment Spotify is actively hiring people for the following positions: Senior Accountant, Label Relations Director and Head of PR.
For labels and artists this will be a very welcome news as the market in Russia is (although less financially interesting) quite a huge one with large followings in the dark electro music scene (and related). Earlier on we already noticed that Spotify had started translating their mobile app in Russian, but with the new job openings for their Moscow office, things are really taking shape.
For the non-believers, our aggregated data from 10 labels from the electro scene show that Spotify is now the number 2 money bringer, at 1/3 of what iTunes is delivering. All the data also show no slow down in the total digital revenue generated, which contradicts claims that streaming is killing the digital sales. On the contrary, it seems to stimulate it even. The scaling of the service with entries in recent new markets clearly has had an impact and you can be sure that the Russian territory will add to that succes.
Tongue in cheek disclaimer: we are not paid by Spotify, we just report based on numbers that we have access to (and which other magazines often don't). (...)
|07 Mar, 2014|
Launched now is ToXic Visions Design, a new design company based in Italy. Behind the company we find Helalyn Flowers frontwoman N0emi Aurora. ToXic Visions Design provides images and artworks for the music, entertainment and publishing industry and specializes in CD artworks, DVD, BOOK Covers, T-shirt and merchandise design plus webdesign. For those familiar with N0emi's artwork for her own band Helalyn Flowers you'll know that she has everything you need to get a dark metal fantasy & rock'n'roll appeal.
The service is available for small and big budgets, so if you are a starting band, don't hesitate checking the service out.
Note that the company also offers a music service through their partnership with AZ Tech Room Studios. AZ Tech Room Studios offer services of online mixing , mastering, production, audio restoration and composing music for commercials and film snippets. The genres that are usually treated are metal, gothic, pop/rock, electro, industrial, EBM, indie/alternative, punk/hardcore. In addition, upon request, they create club mix of your songs.
More info and examples on www.toxic-visions.com . (...)
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The folks at Artoffact Records have a very promising new signing: Seeming. Behind Seeming you will recognize ThouShaltNot's Alex Reed (also author of "Assimilate: A Critical History of Industrial Music") and drummer Aaron Fuleki. (...)
Joakim Montelius (Covenant) has launched a new project, called Amusik. Today the very first sounds from the project were posted online. (...)
On March 21 & 22 Jean-Luc De Meyer (Front 242, 32Crash, ...) will be doing 2 conferences in Belgium in respectively Brussels and Liège. (...)
It's not official yet, but Spotify will open an office in Russia, Moscow to be precise. Whereas there are some streaming players active on that market (legal and not), you might very well be sure that things will be going in higher gear from now on. For the moment Spotify is actively hiring people for the following positions: Senior Accountant, Label Relations Director and Head of PR. (...)
Launched now is ToXic Visions Design, a new design company based in Italy. (...)
Out April 15 is the 30th anniversary 3CD remastered edition of Steve Roach's 'Structures from Silence' album. (...)
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