Oct 2012 01

New York City, NY, The Gramercy Theatre (Cybertron), 06/09/2012

 

It’s a sticky summer night in NYC and the streets are crowded with good time zombies. A van pulls up in front of the Gramercy Theatre and a shady assortment of musicians start to spill out led by Jet Berelson. They grab a quick smoke while scrambling to get their gear unloaded from the busy corner of East 23rd and Lexington. The cheerful Tim Van Horn (Aesthetic Perfection’s drummer) can be seen politely greeting people waiting to get into the show, including the annoying guy bitching about how much he paid for VIP treatment. For some reason, the security person makes [X]-Rx open their suitcases for inspection before they can load their equipment onto the stage. After a few more minutes of frantic rushing, the DJs start pumping out the tunes, and Cybertron has begun.

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Oct 2012 01

Raindancer - Hearts and MachineryRaindancer
Category: Synthpop
Album: Hearts and Machinery
Stars: 2.5
Blurb: Catchy pop hooks and bouncy electro beats make this synthpop-by-the-numbers album hovering right at the point of average, doing little to standout among the rest.

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Oct 2012 01

Victor Sierra - Electric RainVictor Sierra
Category: Steampunk
Album: Electric Rain
Stars: 1.5
Blurb: Charisma free and conflicted, Parisian steampunkers posit a soundtrack for your next cosplay event.

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Oct 2012 01

Thirteenth Exile - Into NothingThirteenth Exile
Category: Industrial
Album: Into Nothing
Stars: 3
Blurb: Breaking a six year silence, this Swedish artist returns with an inventive take on industrial music that’s not short on aggression or atmosphere.

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Oct 2012 01

Foretaste - Love on DemandForetaste
Category: Synthpop / Electro-pop
Album: Love on Demand
Stars: 3
Blurb: This French duo’s third album sees them sticking to their well established emotional analog electro-pop style with a more pronounced Gallic flair.

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Oct 2012 01

Radium 88 - Escaping TomorrowRadium 88
Category: Experimental
Album: Escaping Tomorrow
Stars: 4
Blurb: Ambient electro takes on acoustic instruments for a cerebral juxtaposition of the real and the surreal.

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Sep 2012 27

And One announces their end in 2014Synthpop superstars And One have released a statement on their official web site that may potentially announce the band’s break-up. Translated from German, Steve Naghavi writes on the official And One website, “Fans, on 14 January, 2014 AND ONE [is] 25 years old. With a laughing and a crying eye I decided AND ONE to end  [sic] with dignity and success in the 25th Anniversary year.” [..]