Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Lana Del Rey - Born To Die

Lana Del Rey - Born To Die (The Paradise Edition) 2CD
2012 Interscope

I mostly like, and write about, somewhat underground artists. But not this time. This dark pop album was one of last years biggest surprises for me. I totally adore "Summertime Sadness"! But there are alot of good tracks on this 2CD special edition release. Tiamat did a great cover of the title song on the limited edition of "The Scarred People". Get this if you like your pop songs dark and beautiful!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Mental Discipline - Constellation

Mental Discipline - Constellation
(2012) skyQode

Wow! This must be THE futurepop album of 2012! Just like the Paralell Project CD "Fusion", this album is written by a single mastermind, in this case Alex Mental, but the vocals are sung by different artists. The 2011 EP "Falling Stars" had somewhat prepared me for a great follow up album, but not quite to this extent. Standout tracks are the Felix Marc sung "Fall To Pieces", "Disguise (Feat. Culture Kültur)" and "My Madhouse (Feat. Carved Souls)". The Paralell Project CD was very dynamic, holding different kind of songs and both male and female vocalists. This album, on the other hand, is only about club smashers. It's packed with potential futurepop hits! Note that the CD version holds an exclusive bonus track, not available on the download version. Get both versions on Bandcamp!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Ikon - The X-Files

Ikon - The X-Files (2012)
Not On Label

This is a special Ikon release in many ways. We can start with the most obvious thing - the cover; It's a reinterprenation of the artwork for the long deleted 1997 CD "The Final Experience". The record itself is a limited edition charity release where all proceeds from the sales goes to Very Special Kids. The CD contains rare tracks and cover versions that have not been included on the recent re-issues of "In The Shadow Of The Angel" and "Flowers For The Gathering".

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Aaimon - Flatliner Remixes

Aaimon - Flatliner Remixes DD (2013)
Tundra Dubs

Released on January 1st this is a fitting first entry to begin the new year with. 28 different remixes of the seven original "Flatliner" tracks. I haven't had the time to find all my favorite tracks on this release yet, but one thing is sure - the Bites remix of "Current" is awesome!