Thursday, November 24, 2011

Haujobb - New World Order

Haujobb - New World Order 2CD
(2011) Tympanik

I've never been a big fan of Haujobb's twisted electronics, but this album's really got me hooked! I haven't had the time to listen to the bonus CD yet, but it has all the songs of the main disc in remixed versions. If you're tired of 4 on the floor club hits, this album is the way to go. I can't praise the production enough!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Encephalon - The Transhuman Condition

Encephalon - The Transhuman Condition
(2011) Dependent

Finally, the first full lenght album from Canada's Encephalon. I really liked their 2009 self released EP "Drowner" and I dig this album even more! I think it's great that Dependent records are releasing some newcomers, and not only going for the safe releases. This album contains almost all elements of the current electronic scene. Trancy elements, distorted vocals, clean vocals, filter sweeps, ebm, futurepop, synthpop, vocoders - you name it! A great and varied release.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

System Syn - All Seasons Pass

System Syn - All Seasons Pass
(2011) Metropolis

This is surely Clint Carney's year. He's involved in three great industial albums released almost simultaneously this autumn. First the Imparative Reaction "Imerative Reaction" CD and God Module's "Seance" CD and then this, his solo project System Syn's sixth album. I believe the three bands also are touring together. Wow! I think this is a really strong album, maybe System Syn's best, but I can't find any stand out tracks. I think that's intentional, though, as it's supposed to be a concept album of sorts.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Plastique Noir - Affects

Plastique Noir - Affects (2011)
Wave Records

These Brazilian post punk/goth rockers really made my autumn. They have a couple of mp3 compilatins/Ep's available, and if you search the internet real good you may also find this CD and the 2008 CD "Dead Pop". Get both CD's before they are gone for good.