Thursday, October 27, 2011

16 Horsepower - Yours, Truly

16 Horsepower - Yours, Truly 2CD
(2011) Glitterhouse

This is an awesome 2CD best of kinda collection. The first CD is called "People's Choice" and consists of twelve of their best songs, selected by the fans. The second CD consists of, and is called, "Rarities". It holds thirteen b-sides, remixes, radio-sessions and so forth. If you haven't heared 16 Horsepower before I urge you to get this collection.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Henric De La Cour - Henric De La Cour

Henric De La Cour -
Henric De La Cour 2CD
(2011) Progress

A bit of a hard one to categorise ,this debute solo album from former Yvonne and Strip Music singer Henric De La Cour. I've read reviews stating it to be goth-pop, rock/electronica and simply low-fi electronics. I don't care much for genres, but I can understand if you don't know what to expect if you're not familiar with Henric's former bands. I was a bit disappointed at first by this album. I had expected better choruses than simply chanting "Show me my machine" over and over. But I think that this may be a "grower". The first 200 copies comes with a limited bonus CD, so get it now!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

God Module - Seance

God Module - Seance 2CD (2011)
Out Of Line

This years Halloween party soundtrack is out! The new God Mudule CD is all about ouija boards, rituals and the occult. And with the addition of Clint Carney (System Syn's mastermind) they sound better than ever. The european 2CD edition includes the american "Rituals" EP as a bonus CD. Get it now and you're all set for Halloween!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fernthal - Universal Lover

Fernthal - Universal Lover 2CD
(2011) Premium

This is a tricky one to write about. But let me first state that I absolutely love this album, but there's no need to buy the limited 2CD edition. The second CD includes a couple of remixes and (old) demos. The Rotersand remix of "Believe In Love" is of course better than the original, but aren't they always?
If you haven't heared about Fernthal before their music is a very nice blend of 80ies pop, electronics and melancholy guitars. The album is very varied, sometimes I think of Depeche Mode and even Modern Talking! But when I listen to my favourite song of the album, "Kings And Queens (A Sailor's Melody)", the neofolk band Ostara comes to mind. This is a grower! Get it now and appreciate it fully by the end of the 2020's!