Ronan Harris shares his thoughts on VNV Nation and the world around it.
Electronic music juggernauts Skinny Puppy, VNV Nation, and Haujobb have announced the Alliance of Sound tour, uniting all three bands on a 17-stop North American tour beginning at the end of November, supported by Los Angeles EBM duo Youth Code. “In an effort to unite instead of isolate, the Alliance of Sound plans on bringing the different flavors of electronic music together for an unforgettable tour,” says the official announcement [..]
The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA – 05/16/2014
For the past 18 years, VNV Nation has engaged the world with its live performances. This year, the progenitors of futurepop and legends of electronic music completed yet another tour, supporting its most recent album, Transnational. As with the Automatic tour, the proceedings came to a close at the legendary Masquerade in Atlanta, GA, a longtime hub for the electronic/industrial genre. [..]
Blue Stahli will release the next chapter in his current single series, The Devil (Chapter 2), on July 29 through FiXT Music, leading up to a full release for his sophomore album. Featuring three new tracks and an assortment of remixes, The Devil (Chapter 2) is available for pre-order now through FiXT and iTunes [..]
Two chapters into his series of Themes of Carnal Empowerment, but also (possibly) one step away from concluding his work as ESA, ReGen Magazine chats with Jamie Blacker about the possible futures within and outside of the conceptual continuity that made Electronic Substance Abuse one of the hottest rhythmic noise acts out there.
Cyferdyne might still be a musical enigma for some, but ReGen managed to talk to two thirds of the band in order to put forward some reasons why it shouldn’t be.
Slimelight, London, UK – 05/10/2014
The true ingenuity behind the return of the seminal Canadian tribal/industrial outfit iVardensphere to London is not instantly apparent. Juggernaut Service’s Nick Quarm made sure behind the scenes, however, that this wasn’t just another trivial Saturday show filled with the usual pedestrian crowd pleasers. Instead, the night’s lineup consisted of the label’s very own loud and uncompromising Tapewyrm, Cease2Xist, System: FX, and Ruinizer. This already impressive set was then extended into the early morning hours by ESA (Electronic Substance Abuse) and Mono No Aware, making for a lengthy endurance run through the genre’s most danceable, most riveting, and most abrasive soundscapes. [..]