Sunday, November 29, 2015

Aesthetic Perfection - Blood Spills Not Far From The Wound

Aesthetic Perfection - Blood Spills Not Far From The Wound
(2015) Metropolis

I thought I already had covered this album on this blog. Because I really liked it when it first came out, back in 2007! But I didn't start this blog until 2 years later. Anyway, the original album put out in the name of Necessary Response is an absolutely stunning album. This remix/re-boot/rename thingy is also good, but utterly soulless.
I really like the sound of all Aesthetic Perfection newer recordings, but they're totally hollow. Almost like music made by an algorythm(!)...

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Angels Of Liberty - Telepathine

Angels Of Liberty - Telepathine
(2015) Gothic Music

Hell yeah! The goth rock band I love to hate are back again. I really like this album, and I don't have a clue why I like it. Maybe they've learned to program the drums? Nah, perhaps a little bit better... The bass, then? Is there any bass on the record? Yes, but in order to hear the ultra thin drum sound the bass has to stand back in the mix.
I think I have to go with the songwriting skills. There are some really good gothic rock songs on this album. 8 fake guitars out of 10 :)

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Diary Of Dreams - Grau Im Licht

Diary Of Dreams - Grau Im Licht (2015)

It's nice to see that Diary Of Dreams are still going strong on this, their 15th, album. Sure, it's not as good as the 1997 to 2000 period, which I think produced their top three albums "Bird Without Wings", "Psychoma?" and "One Of 18 Angels". "Grau Im Licht" does, however, contain mostly good songs and a fair bit of experimenting with sounds and song structures. I like it more and more for each time I listen to it, but it will never be as good as the aforementioned albums.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Solar Fake - Another Manic Episode

Solar Fake - Another Manic Episode 3CD Box
(2015) Out Of Line

Yey, the fourth Solar Fake album is already here! It's released in a lot of different versions, including vinyl (I still don't understand why anyone would like new music, recorded with the latest equipment, on an old crappy vinyl record? But everyone seems to be ok with lossy mp3's as well...) and this overpriced box. I'd say the 2CD version is the album to go for. Then you'll get the album plus the two cover songs as well as a collection of really good remixes. The seven piano versions included on the third disc are just so-so. Great album, too many versions to choose from!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Present Moment, The - The Complete Present Moment Volume One

Present Moment, The - The Complete Present Moment Volume One
2 CD (2015) Coredark

All three The Present Moment albums presented on two CDs inside a gift box. Very nice presentation, but I would've liked a booklet with information about the songs. This CD-box is as informative as a couple of downloaded files. Actually, I already have almost all the songs downloaded from Bandcamp. There's some exclusive songs, of course, but I don't think it's worth buying this box just for the exclusives. Anyway, really good music in a kind of good, kind of bad package - depending on what you're looking for.