Friday, January 23, 2015

Iris - Disconnect

Iris - Disconnect (1999)

I'm just 16 years late in discovering this gem. I always thought the pre-Infacted/Dependent Iris records would just be standard synthpop albums. I was wrong, this is actually really good. Maybe not as melancholic as their last two releases, but very inspired and with unexpected sounds. There's still so much good music out there for me to discover. I can hardly keep up with all new records being released, even though the music industry's supposed to be in crisis...

Saturday, January 17, 2015

NU:N ‎- Nothing Unveils Nothing

NU:N ‎- Nothing Unveils Nothing
(2014) Black Genesis

I'm still waiting for the actual CD, but in the meantime I've got the Bandcamp download. The download version actually lacks two songs, but that can only mean that the CD will be even better! This is pure gothic rock from Portugal (I think?) with a drum machine that sounds like a drum machine. No punch at all in the artificial bass drums, but I like it a lot. At least the drums are well programmed and interesting to listen to. Nothing like the poor drumming of Angels Of Liberty.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Alter Der Ruine ‎- I Will Remember It All Differently

Alter Der Ruine ‎- I Will Remember It All Differently
(2014) Negative Gain

Oops, I've forgot to mention one of last years best albums. But here it is! If I'm not mistaken, this is sort of a come back album for Alter Der Ruine. I haven't followed their career especially close, so I can't tell if it's true. But I think it is. Anyway, the album is filled with great EBM/futurepop kinda sounding tracks. And it's a grower. Give it a couple of listens, I'm sure you'll love it!