Jun 2014 23

Black Tape for a Blue Girl grants digital studio access with free tracks and soundscapesEthereal/darkwave act Black Tape for a Blue Girl has released over four hours of new soundscapes and a new track-in-progress for free, titled June ’14 Studio Access. “My friend was over a few days ago, and she asked me what music I’d been working on,” says Black Tape’s Sam Rosenthal. “And I played her a new track, ‘Six: Thirteen.’ She said she wanted a copy so she could listen to it while she was programming. And I was wondering to myself if I should share it, because it’s still a work in progress. And yet, I kind of want to share it with you so you can hear where I’m at along the way. You can listen to my music like you’re in the studio while I’m creating it.” [..]

Jun 2014 19

NIN collaborator Alessandro Cortini to release solo albumNine Inch Nails collaborator and multi-instrumentalist Alessandro Cortini has teamed up with Dominick Fernow’s Hospital Productions label for a solo record titled Sonno, debuting the track “Di Passaggio” from the album exclusively through ElectronicBeats.net. Cortini created the record on a Roland MC-202 in various hotel rooms while on tour with NIN [..]

Jun 2014 19

Harshrealm returns with new lineup, live shows, and releasesJapanese electro/industrial/rock band Harshrealm has released a new digital single, featuring two mixes of “Everything You Have Said” off the band’s 2012 [Fahrenheit / Vers la Flamme] EP, and a new remix of “Cruel Division” from the [She/Underwater] debut album. The single is available via numerous online outlets, including iTunes, Amazon MP3, and more, with plans to release a new EP and a second full-length album on physical CD and digital formats in the coming months. [..]

Jun 2014 16

3TEETH - 3TEETH3TEETH
Category: Industrial / Metal
Album: 3TEETH
Stars: 3
Blurb: While still very much the sum of various influences in the genre, this acclaimed act’s debut album is a vicious and exciting reminder of what many loved about industrial music to begin with.

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Jun 2014 16

VVINTER RAINBOVV - FVTVRΛVVINTER RAINBOVV
Category: Electronic / Drone / Dark Ambient
Album: FVTVRΛ
Stars: 2.5
Blurb: As glacial in its pace as in its frigid atmosphere, this helping of experimental and droning electronic may not be as tedious as it is simply monotonous and requires perhaps more patience than it deserves.

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Jun 2014 16

N3VOA - SolitudeN3VOA
Category: Electro / EBM
Album: Solitude
Stars: 2
Blurb: From its lyrical shortcomings to its adherence to the standards of dark electro/EBM, this Brazilian artist’s debut is full of emotion but lacking in much depth.

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Jun 2014 16

Defrag - DrownDefrag
Category: IDM
Album: Drown
Stars: 4
Blurb: Focusing inward on the solitary truth of a suffocating end to existence, Defrag’s latest work displays a wonderful sense of electronic variety and maturity.

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