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H.E.R.R. - 'Fire And Glass: A Norwood Tragedy' MCD 11€ (Cold Spring)
This brilliant new four-track EP from the Anglo-Dutch masters of Neoclassical music relates to the incredible story of the Crystal Palace, an architectural jewel in the heart of Victorian London and itself a tragic metaphor for the rise and fall of the British Empire. Welcome to the Pleasuredome!
H.E.R.R. - 'Vondel's Lucifer - First Movement' CD 14€ (Cold Spring)
Taken from the Dutch playwright's 17th century opus, 'Lucifer', this release tells of heavenly discontent amid a jealous tale of angelic rebellion in the face of God's love for humankind. Containing half-sung and spoken vocals, a gentle folk-like melody, baroque composition and rich musical arrangements, this album introduces the first three acts in 75 bombastic minutes. Guest appearances from members of Ostara, While Angels Watch, Belborn and Sagittarius.
H.E.R.R. - 'XII Caesars' CD 14€ (Cold Spring)
Based on Suetonius' De Vita Caesarum (121 AD), this wonderful new album deals with the notorious lives of a dozen Roman emperors and leads you on a gripping musical adventure through the greed, cruelty, fratricide and excess, which characterised their incomparable lust for power. But this is no run-of-the-mill exercise in historical sycophancy... H.E.R.R. retell the lives of the Emperors with honesty, drama and humour. This release - complete with the compositional and vocal hallmarks for which the group is so widely renowned - is set to become a true classic of the genre. Comes with an elegant 16-page booklet!
HIV+ "Overdose Kill me"' CD 15€ (Caustic Records)
After four albums very appreciated by the public as well as by the international dark press-media, and after a lot of collaborations and remixes (for Hocico, Sonar, Glis or Tamtrum among others) this Spanish artist who lives in France has created an industrial universe which has its roots in the more insane part of the human mind. With this new album Pedro Peñas y Robles explores his favorite topics: the madness, the desire, the contamination, the drugs or the death, collaborating with the Swiss musician STENDECK and allowing remixes by the great Saverio Evangelista (member of ESPLENDOR GEOMETRICO/MSB) as well as by electro dark scene bands like OBSZÖN GESCHÖPF, NÖVÖ and DATARAPER. This excellent new album enters into complex universes of SKINNY PUPPY, DOWNLOAD or GRIDLOCK, without forgetting the rhythm n'noise structures that give his own personality to this artist.
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HIV+ "We are all haunted houses"' (CD) 2007 (Caustic Records)
Price: 15,00 €
1.Radio Mundo/Actividad Viral
2.Cold Venus In Furs
3.he Pulsating Fluid Filled Sphere
5.Transmutations (Tannhauser Rmx)
6.Vicious Death (Normotone Rmx)
8.Pulsar23 (h5n1 Mix)
9.Vicious Death (Drowning Memories)
11.The Micro Cell
12.Havoc2027 (Ultimate EBM Mix)
13.Corrosivo (Deus Ex Machina / HIV+ Rmx)
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With this new album (easily described as its darker and disturbing one), Pedro Peñas Robles succeed in making tangible the worst childhood nightmares. Deeply influenced by coldwave and punk sounds from the early 80's, this release also benefits from the contribution of external musicians such as Lambwool, Electric Press Kit, Normotone (Neon Cage Experiment)and Riotmiloo with an acoustic approach. The Talented remixers Tannhauser and Bak XIII complete the casting. Both artwork and layout were created by the painter Wladd Mutagéne making this work a "must have" in the already impressive HIV+ discography.
HATI - "Die Mechanik, Die!" digipack CD 2008 Price: 12€ (Beast Of Prey) - The album of the group from Torun - this time under the banner of Beast of Prey. A characteristic trance-gong-drone-music in the release "Die Mechanik, Die!" has been saturated with electronic sounds. Such HATI will suprise many of you! More than 45 minutes long album perfectly recorded during the performance in "the Mechanik" club in Gdansk. This time HATI famous for its acoustic sounds - made propably the darkest CD in its discography, the CD enriched with dark ambient tones. Tarry and heavy backgrounds perfectly harmonized with trance and mechanical instrumental variations of musicians move the imagination and bring nearer the world of the dying mechanics.