Friday, May 30, 2014

Röyksopp & Robyn ‎– Do It Again EP

Röyksopp And Robyn ‎– Do It Again EP
(2014) Dog Triumph

Hmm, I just searched earlier post for entries by Röyksopp and Robyn. Strangely, I didn't find anything at all. I have to do something about that, because I'm really fond of both artists.
Maybe Robyn is better (dancing) on her own, but Röyksopp always sounds best with vocals. It doesn't really matter who provides the voice, Robyn works as good as any other.
This is an EP. I love EP's! I hope this doesn't extend to an album anytime soon, but I would love it if they continued to release EP's together. Buy it now!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

VA - Electostorm Vol.5

VA - Electostorm Vol.5 (2014)
Out Of Line

Sadly, the years of the great electronic/industrial compilation series seems to be over. I haven't heared anything about a new compilation in the Septic and Dependence series for quite some time. The Advanced Electronics series seems to have ended. One of the few series that's still going is Electrostorm and the massive Electronic Saviors. This fifth Electrostorm CD features all the usual Out Of Line stuff; a great Client song (remixed by Chrom), a new Ashbury Heights song, some Melotron, Combichrist, Hocico, Suicide Commando, Blutengel and Rummelsnuff. All in all, a pretty decent compilation. Especially considering it's low price.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Trust - Joyland

Trust - Joyland (2014)
Arts & Crafts

Slightly better cover art than the last one. But I really like the music. Just like their debut album, this is some sort of synth pop.
The vocals are kind of strange, and will take some time getting used to. I advise you to try it out, anyway - you might like it!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Surgyn ‎– Envy

Surgyn ‎– Envy (2014)

Surgyn's new album is a great progress on their previous work. This time they try out a lot of new things. The first single "Feed Me Fame" is among their best songs to date. This is modern EBM, not futurepop. But, of course, some of the songs are quite poppy. The music reminds me of something Combichrist could've released if they didn't went the wrong way back in 2010 (around the time of the "Making Monsters" album). Also Panzer AG comes to mind.
All in all a really good album.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Panic Lift - Awake DDEP

Panic Lift - Awake DDEP
(2014) Metropolis

Not the best band in the world, but every once in a while a really good track pops out. I first became aware of the band when I heared "Footsteps" on the must have "Electronic Saviors - Industrial Music To Cure Cancer Volume II" box, released back in 2012. That song isn't featured on this release, but it featuers two other great songs from the same 2012 album "Is This Goodbye?", in remixed and/or single versions. Well worth the $5 Metropolis charges for it on their Bandcamp site.