Song: Bones in the Furnace
Song: Bones in the Furnace
Leaether Strip Music Video Contest!
OutWorld Entertainment Leaether Strip “Embracing Life’s Fire” Video Contest Outworld Entertainment and Leaether Strip want you to make the next video off of the DARK PASSAGES soundtrack. (more…)
Leæther Strip performing “Turmoil (Fuel for Fascism)” live at The Korova in San Antonio, TX on December 3rd, 2011.
Leæther Strip performing “Listen to the Children Pray” live at The Korova in San Antonio, TX on December 3rd, 2011.
Aiboforcen – DÃ©dale
Released: October 28, 2011
Label: Alfa Matrix
Review by: Neska Lapicki
After 7 years of silence, Aiboforcen have returned in 2011 with a new full length album. DÃ©dale is possessed of an understated power that sneaks up on you in such a way that you don’t realize how far you’ve been drawn in until you turn to go. Richly textured and complex, the album flows through multiple electronic genres with ease and precision. The overall feel of the album is mid-tempo and groovy, but it doesn’t just hit that note and stay there. Well placed samples and interesting rhythms continuously appear and disappear and re-appear throughout the album, while multiple styles of both male and female vocals ensure youâ€™ll never really know what to expect next. (more…)
Artist: LeÃ¦ther Strip
Song: Love Me or Die
LeÃ¦ther Strip â€“ Untold Stories â€“ The Melancholic Sessions
Release Date: October 1, 2011
Review by Amy Reynolds
LeÃ¦ther Strip is arguably one of the father’s of electro-industrial and today’s EBM. The juggernaut of a artist, Claus Larsen, who has been active in multiple musical groups, is closing in on LeÃ¦ther Strip’s 15th full length album release this coming Saturday, October 1st, with Untold Stories â€“ The Melancholic Sessions and the beast who has influenced icons such as :wumpscut: is still going strong. Expect a bit of a mood change with this album, however, because Untold Stories dips into Claus’ more sensual and sensitive side both musically and lyrically. Music-wise, the album takes a turn more towards Synthpop and EBM with touches of Darkwave. Though there are a few songs with that dungeon feel, they are generally softer and more suited for private quarters than in the club atmosphere. Some songs are better than others, but upon an initial listen through the entire album I was amazed from front to back. (more…)
LEÃ†THER STRIP : UNTOLD STORIES – THE MELANCHOLIC SESSIONS
LeÃ¦ther Strip will be back with a fresh new world wide self-released album this fall 2011
Release date is October 1st, and Pre-sales will start September 20th.
It will not be available in stores, and will only be sold through Claus Larsen and at concerts.
The album has 14 news songs and the first 1000 copies will be a limited edition hand numbered Digi-pack + a CD-ROM filled with new remixes and collaborations in Wav format from some really amazing artists, to be announced when pre-sales start. (more…)
KlutÃ¦ – Electro Punks Unite
Release Date: July 12, 2011
Lable: WTII Records
Review by: William Dashiell Hammett
Formed in 1991 as Klute, and since renamed KlutÃ¦, has always focused on harder material than Claus Larsenâ€™s more famous LeÃ¦ther Strip. Returning 2006 after Larsenâ€™s successful battle against depression, KlutÃ¦ shifted from a more industrial metal sound to what could best be described as Electro-industrial of a very aggressive nature and Electro Punks Unite is no exception. Brimming with hard, belligerent lyrics and angry vocal styling, Electro Punks Unite, could perhaps be one of the best EBM/Industrial albums of the year. All of the songs on this album impart deep meanings on the listener, sometimes political as in â€œTell the Boysâ€ and sometimes emotional as in â€œYou Define Me – I Destroy Youâ€. (more…)
Song: Stagnant Water
Claus Larsen has announced via Facebook that his project, LeÃ¦ther Strip, will no longer be associated with the Belgian label Alfa Matrix.Â While thanking Alfa Matrix for helping bring his work back into the scene and for several productive years, Larsen cited personal reason for the amicable departure.
An email from an Alfa Matrix representative confirmed the amicable nature of the split and added that they wished him all the best in his future endeavors.
Claus Larsen’s announcement is quoted below: (more…)
This gallery contains 10 photos.
LeÃ¦ther Strip Photographed by j. ward On 03.26.11
Interview with Claus Larsen of LeÃ¦ther Strip. Interview written and conducted by j. ward.
Recorded March 26th, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA
Sorry for the poor audio quality, there was really no quiet place to conduct the interview.Â We have provided a transcription below.
Claus Larsen of Leaether Strip has announced a remix contest for his track “Desert Storm”. (more…)
Reviewed by Matt Fanale
SATURDAY, MAY 15TH
*IVARDENSPHERE opened the Saturday line-up, with a fucking incredible hard mix of rhythmicnoise, live drumming, and simply some evil, awesome beats. They were one of the big surprises of the fest for me and great guys.
MEMMAKER played next, aka ISZOLOSCOPE but with Guillaume and Yannâ€™s stuff getting played. Four dudes with massive energy dancing their asses off, headbanging, and getting molested by 2 dudes dressed as furries from hell. You kinda had to be there for it, but it was pretty great. (more…)
Reviewed by Matt Fanale
THURSDAY, MAY 13TH
The next morning we rolled out of bed and got picked up and taken to the venue with all of our gear. I dropped off my CDs and other non-shirt merch with Rev John and the industrialshirts.com crew (who put together the ltd Kinetik Caustic shirts for the fest for me) and then proceeded to get ready to soundcheck. ..
â€¦which unfortunately got going late due to several factors. Iâ€™ll only address this once, as anyone reading this may have heard the timing fiasco that ensued Thursdayâ€”it wasnâ€™t any one person or one band that fucked everything up. It was, in fact, several factors that added up to the music getting started 90 minutes or so late. Mostly Iâ€™ll just blame it on the fest being overly ambitious with wanting to maximize bands on the roster and not anticipating the time bands needed to soundcheck and change over set-ups. (more…)