|28 Jan, 2015|
Sam Rosenthal from Black Tape For A Blue Girl has come up with a different way to let fans support his music, namely via Patreon. If you enjoy Blacktape's music, want exclusive unreleased new work, you can pledge $2 or more a month to become a patron supporting the band.
Says Sam Rosenthal: "Since the 80s, we've been releasing ethereal, gothic, & dark ambient music. That's my day job. The problem is the day job takes up all my time and I don't get into the studio to create music. We've only recorded two albums in the last decade, and I want to change that. And you can help. I want to get back to the way it was in the 90s when I was a musician who ran a record label, instead of being a guy who runs a record label who occasionally has time to make music."
Patreon is quite different from Kickstarter because rather than providing one-time support to fund something like a CD, you're giving ongoing support via Patreon. So what do you get in return? You'll get exclusive all access to Black Tape For A Blue Girl in the studio: private posts featuring work-in-progress, behind-the-scenes videos, revised versions of new songs as additional instruments are added, tracks that otherwise would never be released, early mixes of songs from older albums, live recordings and Sam's updates in the activity feed.
Check the video on the project below.
|28 Jan, 2015|
Out via the Minimal Maximal label is the vinyl/CD reissue of The Force Dimension's debut album, simply titled "The Force Dimension". The band's debut was originally released as KK020 on KK Records in Belgium 1989. Out by mid-March you can order this vinyl/CD gem right now, right here.
The release constitutes the 25 year anniversary of their EBM debut and contains the debut album with the vinyl containing the so-called "red edition" produced by the band themselves and the CD holding both the red and blue editions produced by Luc Van Acker.
Also included are the complete tracks from the first 2 twelve inches "Dust" and "Tension". All the material comes remastered in limited edition of just 500 units.
The Force Dimension are a Dutch EBM act which was formed in 1987 by Tycho de Groot (vocals), Rene van Dijck (keyboards) and Armin Elmensdorp (noises). Their debut would be followed by "Deus Ex Machina". In 1996 the band release "Kitty Hawk" holding remixes of earlier experimental work and new tracks.
After splitting up in 1997 the band briethly reunited in 2011 and again in 2013. The current line-up consists of Rene van Dijck (synthesizers, vocals) and Betty Correa (vocals, guitar, percussion). A new album is planned for 2015.
And from their second album.
|28 Jan, 2015|
Out on March 17th is a brand new single for Erasure, called "Sacred". The single is the latest to be taken from their Richard X produced album, "The Violet Flame". The tracklisting features the single mix and a live rehearsal version of "Sacred" (taken from rehearsals from the band's recent tour) alongside remixes from the likes of Chris Cox, Phil Marriott & Rich B, Black Light Odyssey (who have previously remixed Depeche Mode and Yazoo), Vibrora Park and 88Ninety. Also to be added is the winning remix of the recent 'Blend Remix Competition' remix contest.
The complete track listing:
- Sacred - Single Mix
- Sacred - Chris Cox Remix
- Sacred - Vibora Park Remix
- Sacred - Black Light Odyssey Remix
- Sacred - Phil Marriott & Rich B Remix
- Sacred - Chris Cox DUB
- Sacred - 88Ninety’s StellarMix8 Vox Remix
- Sacred - Blend Remix Competition Winner
- Sacred - Live Rehearsal Version
|26 Jan, 2015|
Very bad news reaches us from the Tangerine Dream camp. Edgar Froese unexpectedly passed away in Vienna last Tuesday from the effects of a pulmonary embolism. Tangerine Dream was a very influential German electronic 'Krautrock' band which Froese founded in Berlin in 1967. Our sincere condolences and thoughts go out to his family.
In 2011 another Tangerine Dream member, Conrad Schnitzler, lost his battle against stomach cancer. (...)
|26 Jan, 2015|
It's over for the German band D.A.F. (Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft). The duo Gabriel "Gabi" Delgado-López and Robert Görl R.Goerl co-formed D.A.F. in 1978 together with Kurt "Pyrolator" Dahlke, Michael Kemner and Wolfgang Spelmans. Daniel Miller signed D.A.F. to Mute Records but when the band shrank to just Delgado and Görl, the duo decided to leave Mute and sign to Virgin Records.
It's not the first time that the duo calls its quits, the band also split during the recording of "Für immer", but they reunited in 1985 to record "1st Step to Heaven", their only album in English. They also reformed for the 2003 album "Fünfzehn neue D.A.F.-Lieder" and again split before they could make another album. In 2010 the band returned with a new single "Du Bist DAF", limited to 2010 copies.
The band leaves a string of hits including "Kebab-Träume" and "Der Mussolini".
To end (again) in beauty, the band now plans a 'Goodbye Tour' which starts later in May in Moscow, Russia. Know that both members have unreleased solo material waiting to be released, so you haven't heard the last word from them yet. (...)
|23 Jan, 2015|
Out via Calembour Records by early February is The Frozen Autumn's new EP "Lie in wait". Released as a 12" 45rpm picture vinyl and limited to just 500 hand-numbered copies, this maxi-single contains 3 completely unreleased tracks + a new remix of the song "Sidereal Solitude", taken from their previous album "Chirality".
You can order your copy right here, but be fast! The band is currently working on their new full-length album. (...)
|READ OLDER STORIES >>|
Out via the Minimal Maximal label is the vinyl/CD reissue of The Force Dimension's debut album, simply titled 'The Force Dimension'. (...)
Out on March 17th is a brand new single for Erasure, called 'Sacred'. The single is the latest to be taken from their Richard X produced album, 'The Violet Flame'. (...)
Very bad news reaches us from the Tangerine Dream camp. Edgar Froese unexpectedly passed away in Vienna last Tuesday from the effects of a pulmonary embolism. (...)
It's over for the German band D.A.F. (Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft). The duo Gabriel Delgado-López and Robert Görl R.Goerl co-formed D.A.F. in 1978 together with Kurt Dahlke, Michael Kemner and Wolfgang Spelmans. (...)
Out via Calembour Records by early February is The Frozen Autumn's new EP 'Lie in wait'. (...)
Max Roser, researcher at the university of Oxford posted a graphic showing what the vinyl 'comeback' really looks like. (...)