Thursday, August 29, 2013

Ikon ‎– The Echoes Of Silence (Re-issue)

Ikon ‎– The Echoes Of Silence
(Re-issue) 2013 2CD/Box

This is a chance to get one of Ikon's earliest (1994) releases in an upgraded and expanded (of course it's remastered!) edition. Sadly, the ultra limited box is already sold out. You had to place a pre-order to get one of these. The USB-stick in the box holds 10 additional tracks, a promo video and som information pdf's.
The excellent sound quality of this release makes it an essential purchase. The bonus tracks are mostly hit and miss. You don't have to feel unlucky for not being able to get hold of the box. But hurry, the 2CD edition is also limited.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Unitary - Safe From Harm

Unitary - Safe From Harm (2011)

This project started out as Cyanide, back in the early 2000's. I don't know what happened with that band, maybe Johan simply didn't like the name? Cyanide put out an EP in 2002, "Desolate Ways". In 2003 it was Unitary's turn to release something, the "Second To None" album. And then it was quiet for a long time...
Now Johan is back again, "Safe From Harm" is by far the best of his releases. If you like melancholy Swedish/Scandinavian futrepop/EBM, then this is for you!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Blank - Impact Zone

Blank - Impact Zone (2008)

I bought a couple of Blank CD's a while back, but I never had the time to listen to them. As a matter of fact, I tried listening to them, but I disliked the vocals. Now I'm prepared to give them a new chance. I'm still not too fond of the vocals, they sounds like some sort of whisper, but the music is really good! The more I listen the more I like it. Give it a try, maybe you'll like it?

Thursday, August 8, 2013

.com/kill - .com/kill

.com/kill - .com/kill (2013)

9 Diary Of Dreams songs without melody. Yeah, that's a kind of a harsh description to this album/project. And the funny thing is, I think Adrian Hates is trying to get a harsh album out - to reach new markets, maybe? But the valium overdose of being almost 20 years in Diary Of Dreams doesn't allow him to make this album any angrier, just less melodious. Don't get me wrong. I like Diary Of Dreams, even though I think they are in desperate need of some new ideas. And I like this album, too. It's not the best CD on the market, but it is fairly enjoyable.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Syrian - Death Of A Sun

Syrian - Death Of A Sun (2013)
Infacted / A Different Drum

The best version of this album is the US version, released by A Different Drum, in just 300 copies - and probably sold out by now.
The European version is also OK, I guess. But I don't like the bonus remixes as much as those on the US version.
If you're not familiar with Syrian, they sound like a mix of Italo/Synthpop/Futurepop. Check them out!