Soleilmoon will release a newly remastered vinyl edition of The Legendary Pink Dots’ 1991 kaleidoscopic The Maria Dimension on November 11. The two disc 25th anniversary edition will be the first with the entire 14 track album on vinyl; the original removed the last six songs. [..]
Over 35 years after the group’s April Fool’s 1980 debut, German “conceptless” concept group Einstürzende Neubauten has decided it’s time for a greatest hits compilation. The pioneering industrial group’s rejection of existing social and musical structures [..]
After a four year hiatus, Front 242’s Daniel Bressanutti and former Front 242 band mate Dirk Bergen have revived their industrial/ambient/electronic music and soundscapes project, Nothing But Noise. Two sold out limited tape releases later, a new album was born – eXistence Oscillation Past will be released on Wool-E Tapes’ sister label Wool-E Discs on December 9. [..]
German electro/industrial band In Strict Confidence, having released two singles to tide fans over, has announced the release date for the band’s latest album, The Hardest Heart, on November 25. The choice of singles is representative of the album as a whole, embodying the group’s pursuit of the new while remaining true to its roots [..]
Richard H. Kirk – the sole remaining founding member of experimental/industrial group Cabaret Voltaire – will release two box sets on Mute Records on December 2. The collections span the electronic pioneer’s solo catalog prior to and during his time with Cabaret Voltaire, with one set dedicated to his work as alter ego Sandoz. The eight disk Richard H. Kirk – #7489 (Collected Works 1974 – 1989) follows the evolution of Kirk’s otherworldly experimental/dance floor hybrid sound. [..]
The Metro, Chicago, IL – Saturday, 09/24/2016
Not nearly enough good can be said about ColdWaves, Chicago’s yearly event celebrating the life and music of Jamie Duffy, raising funding and awareness for suicide prevention, and providing a communal experience for what has often been referred to as the “biggest smallest scene” – industrial/rock. Taking inspiration as much from the more atmospheric, experimental, and purely electronic styles that underlie virtually every permutation of the genre and infusing them with the tonal and lyrical heaviness that pervades alternative rock and metal, ColdWaves has done well to represent all of these disparate elements in equal measure, with past events often dividing the focus among its various nights – i.e., one night would be more rock-centric with the other night more on the electronic side. While ColdWaves V maintained this arrangement, the variety of bands on display at this year’s event blurred the lines between these divergent styles further than ever; while it can be said that the first night was more centered on the electronic and poppier aspects, all of the bands exhibited an energy and dynamism on par with the more guitar-oriented rock stylings that this second night presented. Not to be outdone by the first night’s roster, the acts that took to the stage at the Metro on Saturday seemed determined to give the audience a powerful and memorable helping of industrial/rock.
Edinburgh dance music act FiniTribe – now the duo of Davie Miller and John Vick – has announced that the band will release a new album in 2017, titled Suilven, following up on the successful reissues of the band’s classic 101 and De-Testimony singles in 2014. In preperation for this new recording venture, the band will preview the album with a live performance – Suilvens Ascent – on October 21, at Leith St. Andrew’s Church in the band’s hometown of Edinburgh. [..]