May 2018 25

Orbital "back for good" with first new album in six years, European dates
 
After reuniting and touring Europe in 2017, brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll – known collectively as the legendary electronic act Orbital – have announced that they’re back for good, with the new single “Tiny Foldable Cities” released on May 11 as a prelude to the upcoming Monsters Exist album. Paul comments, “When you haven’t made an album in five years, it just comes tumbling out,” with Monsters Exist marking the duo’s first record since 2012’s Wonky [..]

May 2018 25

H E X releases self-titled debut, now streaming at Invisible Oranges
 
Swiss industrial group H E X is now streaming its self-titled debut album in its entirety at Invisible Oranges, with today marking its release on Hummus records. The band uses what is described as “sharp sonic angles” to build a precise and cinematic world of modernist doom populated with infernal machinery set against delicately soaring hints of humanity. [..]

May 2018 24

SKYND debuts with a gothic horror music video based on real-life unsolved cases
 
Electro/industrial duo SKYND makes an auspicious debut with the track “Elisa Lam,” along with its eerie music video created and directed by TallyHo!. With a visual aesthetic that mirrors the haunting style of The Ring and Dark Water and based on a real-life mystery, “Elisa Lam” is the first of a planned tryptic of videos focusing on unsolved or inexplicable cases and serial killers. Of the song and the band’s music, vocalist SKYND explains that she wants “to get as close as possible to the evil that humans are capable of,” referring to her fascination with “people who have reached the boundary of their humanity.” [..]

May 2018 24

Remastered edition of 2011 album from Test Dept. co-founder announced on Cold Spring
 
C.3.3., the project of Test Dept. co-founder Paul Jamrozy, will release a newly remastered edition of the 2011 album Ballad of Reading Gaol-The Cacophonietta. The album, named after and inspired by a poem published by Oscar Wilde during his incarceration on indecency charges chronicling the execution of a fellow inmate [..]

May 2018 23

Meat Beat Manifesto announces live dates
 
Pioneering electronic group Meat Beat Manifesto has announced a handful of U.S shows in support of the band’s January, 2018 album Impossible Star, including the N.Y.C. and Chicago dates of the ColdWaves industrial festival. The band will also play a June 8 show featuring MC 900 Ft. Jesus and September dates in Denver and Miami. [..]

May 2018 23

New deluxe edition of Goldfrapp's 2017 album to be released featuring duet with Dave Gahan
 
Goldfrapp has announced that a deluxe edition of the electronic duo’s 2017 album Silver Eye will be released on July 2 via Mute. The two-disc set features new artwork and a bonus disc of remixes, including a previously unreleased remix of “Anymore” from the band’s Will Gregory and a new version of “Ocean” re-imagined as a duet featuring Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan. [..]

May 2018 22

Michael Gira announces vinyl reissue of last '90s Swans' album, solo tour dates
 
Soundtracks for the Blind, the last studio album from influential experimental group Swans before its mid-’90s dissolution and subsequent 2010 reincarnation, will be released on vinyl for the first time on July 20 via band founder Michael Gira’s Young God Records label. With elements encompassing the group’s initial 15 years of work, the record features contemporary recordings of the band as it existed in ’96-’97, with Gira joined by Larry Mullins on drums/percussion, Jarboe on vocals and keyboards, Vudi on electric guitar, and Joe Goldring playing bass and electric guitar. Gira further states that “there’s also a huge amount of sounds and recordings that Jarboe and I collected over the years,” which have been culled and manipulated with engineer Chris Griffin to create new pieces of music. “I really set my own trap, dug my own grave on this one.” [..]

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