Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mind.In.A.Box - Revelations

Mind.In.A.Box - Revelations (2012)

First release on their own label, Dreamweb. Too bad it's their worst to date, maybe with "R.E.T.R.O." as a possible contender. I like the Mind.In.A.Box sound, and I think I will stay a true fan for some more albums. But seriously, where are the songs? Is this the "Cause And Effect" single, with nine poor b-sides? My only hope right now is that the upcoming "Revelations Club Mixes" EP will improve these songs.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Blame - Water

Blame - Water DD (2011)

First time I heared this Serbian industrial band was on the Septic IV (2004) compilation. The song "Space Hulk - Evolution" was later reworked and renamed to "Evolution" and that's the version featured on this album. I think about both Diary Of Dreams and Covenant at the same time when I'm listening to this great album. The album was originally released in a slightly different CDr version on Cold Trinity back in 2007. The CD version wich I'm trying to track down was released in 2008 on Klangdynamik. I was, however, able to get get the free download, released in 2011 on both mp3 and Flac and available on Bandcamp. It's absolutely worth checking out!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Click Click - Skin And Bones EP

Click Click - Skin And Bones EP
(2011) Dependent

Here's a band I don't now a lot about. I have their debute EP "Party Hate" in some sort of official CDr edition. The original EP was released in 1986. The band released some albums between 1986-1989, then it seems they disappeared. And from out of nowhere Dependent Records unleashed this great release late last year. The track "Rats In My Bed" is truly outstanding. It's worth getting this EP for just that song! Could this maybe be the start of "the new wave of old school electronics"?

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Ikon - Where Do I Go From Here EP

Ikon - Where Do I Go From Here
EP (2011) Nile

Finally some new songs from Ikon. And it's an EP. I love EP's!
Nothing new this time around, though. Ikon continues to sound like the have sounded the last couple of years. Great sound, but maybe not the best Ikon songs ever. I had expected better songs. I will continue to listen to it for a couple of days. Maybe I'll change my mind?