Mar 2017 27

PAIN - Coming HomePAIN
Category: Industrial / Metal
Album: Coming Home
Stars: 3
Blurb: As one of metal’s most accomplished and revered producers, the eighth album from Peter Tägtgren’s bombastic industrial/metal project may not reinvent the wheel, but is every bit as flagrant, fiery, feisty, and fun as fans could hope for.

 
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Mar 2017 27

Goth Brooks - Moonshine and MascaraGoth Brooks
Category: Goth / Industrial / Country
Album: Moonshine and Mascara
Stars: 2
Blurb: Celebrating as much as poking fun at country and goth/industrial, Goth Brooks blends the two genres in a manner that should garner a few laughs… but probably not much else.

 
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Mar 2017 27

Mortiis - The Great DeceiverMortiis
Category: Industrial / Metal
Album: The Great Deceiver
Album: 4
Blurb: After a four-year-long hiatus, the goblin king of industrial/metal returns with an album that presents an audio/visual tour-de-force that may very well be the most fully realized presentation of Mortiis’ lurid creative vision.

 
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Mar 2017 23

Swans three most recent albums reissued on triple vinyl
 
The Glowing Man, the highly acclaimed fourteenth studio album and the last from the current incarnation of experimental/post-punk band Swans, will be reissued on vinyl as a three LP set. Originally released in June of 2016, the farewell album received high praise from critics, with Pitchfork‘s Saby Reyes-Kulkarni stating, “Swans make this sound effortless, though, in a fitting end to a remarkable chapter of their career.” [..]

Mar 2017 23

Box set of vintage Dutch electronic music to be rereleasedBasta Music will be re-releasing a four disc set of vintage early Dutch electronic music from legendary composers Henk Badings, Kid Baltan, and Tom Dissevelt, titled Popular Electronics: Early Dutch Electronic Music From Philips Research Laboratories 1956-1963. Originally released in 2004, the compilation includes remastered versions of albums previously released between 1956 and 1963, as well as rediscovered and previously unreleased material [..]

Mar 2017 23

Diamanda Galás to release new collection of blues and folk reinterpretations
 
Diamanda Galás - All the WayAvant-garde composer, vocalist, and activist Diamanda Galás will release a new collection of experimental takes on familiar songs, titled All the Way. The album features both live and studio recordings, including “The Thrill Is Gone,” Theloious Monk’s “Round Midnight” re-imagined as a piano solo, American folk song and live performance favorite “O Death,” and country musician Jonny Paycheck’s “Pardon Me, I’ve Got Someone to Kill.” [..]

Mar 2017 20

Scandroid partners with NewRetroWave for remix competition
 
Having just unveiled the “Eden” music video and the upcoming Dreams of Neo-Tokyo remix album, Scandroid – the electro/new wave project of Klayton – has partnered with the highly respected NewRetroWave.com brand for an official remix competition. As part of the Scandroid Remix Competition, remixers will be able to choose from three tracks from the Scandroid self-titled debut to enter by April 30 [..]