Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Sisters Of Mercy - Wake

The Sisters Of Mercy - Wake DVD
(1985/1998) Exclusive Vision

I don't usually like live-DVD's (or live-albums for that matter) but this one's so classic that I have to mention it. I finally got hold of a bootleg DVD copy. I can't for my life figure out why this epic show hasn't been properly released on DVD. It was released on VHS back in 1985 and I loved it ever since! It's a perfect film to have in the background, much better than a fake fireplace or aquarium movie. And the music is almost too good to be true. I love it!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Spark! - Genom Stormen

Spark! - Genom Stormen EP
(2010) Progress

Finally some descent old-school but fresh sounding EBM! This time sung in Swedish. The only bad thing about this EP is that it's just two songs on it. Ok, there's also two remixes. I would've liked four or five songs of this fantastic sound! But I guess it's just a matter of time until we hear some more songs from Spark!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bigelf - Cheat The Gallows

Bigelf - Cheat The Gallows
(2008) Custard

I've been listening to alot of retro-sounding records the last couple of weeks. Bigelf's a band I've been knowing about, but not actually listened to, for a long time. This album differs a bit from their earlier work, the organs have almost completely been replaced by strings and brass. I liked their 2003 "Hex" album, but this new sound is even better. They've taken their evil Beatles and Black Sabbath offspring to a new level.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Goldfrapp - Head First

Goldfrapp - Head First (2010)

Golfrapps fifth album is a nice trip back to the eighties. I hear ABBA, Moroder and all kinds of disco. Nice blending! They seem to grown tired of the electroclash on the "Supernature" and "Black Cherry" albums. I liked that style, but I think I like this even more. This album is almost as good as their first album "Felt Mountain". Check it ut - and especially the track "Shiny And Warm".

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Diorama - Cubed

Diorama - Cubed 2CD (2010)

Finally a new Diorama album! It's as varied as all Diorama's albums been, except maybe for "Pale" and "Her Liquid Arms" (they were very different compared to each other). There are piano ballads, experimental songs and pure club smashers here. Now I just hope for Diorama to finally pay Sweden a visit on the upcoming tour!