Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ghost Dance - Gathering Dust

Ghost Dance - Gathering Dust CDr
(2005) Not On Label

Finally I've been able to buy one of these extremely hard to get, self released CDr's. Limited to just 100 copies and sold through the official Ghost Dance website in 2005. I wasn't able to get hold of a copy from the website, but now I got lucky on Ebay! Basically this is the same album, collecting Ghost Dance's three first maxi-singles, as the LP-version released back in 1985.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Edge Of Dawn - Stage Fright EP

Edge Of Dawn - Stage Fright EP+DD
(2010) Dependent

Edge Of Dawns "Stage Fright EP" is a bit more club friendly record than their most recent album "Anything That Gets You Through The Night".
It consists mostly of remixes from that album, and some new songs.
Personally I think this is the better album of the two. Especially if you consider the two free bonus download remixes you get if you buy the album. Urceus Exits remix of "All The Time" is nothing but stunning! I want that song on CD. Now!
The Steril remix of "Stage Fright" is also really, really good.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

VA - Advanced Electronics Vol.8

VA - Advanced Electronics Vol.8
2CD/DVD (2010)
Synthetic Symphony

I've been hoping and waiting for this release since SPV announced that they will rebuild the company. Nothing was said about the Synthetic Symphony label, though. But here it is, volume 8 of the fantastic Advanced Electronics series. It's a who's who of the current electronic scene and almost all tracks are exclusive!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Angels & Agony - Avatar

Angels & Agony - Avatar 2CD
(2004) Out Of Line

I recently re-discovered this album. I didn't like it when it was released back in 2004, but now I think it's the best Angels & Agony-album to date! Sure, 17 tracks on the regular CD is at least 10 songs too much. And then add another 3 bonus tracks on disc 2. There's a couple of real futurepop classics on this album. And it's worth getting the limited edition for the instrumental version of "Lethargy" alone (this track was later recorded with vocals and released as "Lethargy (Rise)" on the bands 2007 album "Unison").

Friday, December 3, 2010

Sivert Höyem - Moon Landing

Sivert Höyem - Moon Landing
(2009) Hektor

This is the first album from former Madrugada singer Sivert Höyem. I really liked Madrugada, and this album sounds almost like Madrugada. I'm really sorry I've missed Sivert's first solo album,  "Ladies And Gentlemen Of The Opposition" released in 2004. But now that I know he can manage without Madrugada I'm going to check out that album as well!