Various Artists â€“ CRL Studios Presents: The Second Wavelength (Light) & (Dark)
Release Date: September 1, 2011
Label: CRL Studios
Review by: DeVico
These two compilations are sold separately yet I have made the decision to bundle them together for this review because, well, they really compliment each other and, for being a donation based purchase, you cannot go wrong buying them both. Straight from the CRL Studios website: â€œthis is a donation based release to help support continued releases from CRL Studios and to showcase some of the promising artists we have had the pleasure of working with and getting to know over the last few years.â€ The roster of bands on these compilations is a bit of an eye opener with labels being represented such as Crunchpod, Tympanik Audio, Ant Zen, Dope Records, DSBP, Aphotic, Displacer and a fistful of unsigned bands. Put these two albums together and you have 46 tracks that take you across the board of IDM, break beat, glitch, industrial, and for the level genre, electronic. The one word that I found missing on the bandcamp website for these downloads and the one phrase I think that really sums these compilations up is cinematic.
McAllen, TX’s dark electro act Angels of Suicide make a dark, gritty, powerful form of musical blasphemy that shows the Rio Grande Valley is a force to be reckoned with in harsh EBM.
Their debut CD was mastered by Tommy T (DSBP Records, Diverje) and is due out October 25th on Engraved Ritual; http://engraved-ritual.bandcamp.com
As a precursor to their next full-length, 23 Injections, the band and the label are offering this promo track for a limited time to fans and radio- so grab it while you can! (more…)
inline.seX.terror – The Architecture of Madness
Released: September 30, 2011
Label: DSBP/Minus Beat
Review by: Michael Faries
Artist inline.seX.terror (IST, for short…and ease of type) is back with its second full-length attempt to grab your attention with a release entitled The Architecture of Madness. For your information’s sake, IST is a self-proclaimed ‘Horror Industrial’ act that consists of a single studio member named DV/H, along with a plethora of live members that includes female fetish dancers (Iâ€™m sure thereâ€™s a joke about an instrument here, but I wouldnâ€™t dare.). With a resume that includes DJing in Greece for ten years, as well as working as a promoter/organizer of shows in Athens that included quite a few well-known Industrial bands, DV/H is back with this release to again show us what heâ€™s made of. (more…)
Until Death… Festival Saturday
August 13, 2011
Denver, Colorodo, United States @ Casselman’s Bar & Venue
Review by: Dawne Flanagan
Saturday morning I awoke to a completely dead cellphone. The issue with that was all the info I had regarding J’s flight was on my phone, and I had no way of retrieving it. I needed to replace the battery. I quickly dressed, grabbed my purse and headed out the door before our host, Laura, was out of bed. I’d no idea at what time she would be getting up, and I didn’t want to wake her. I figured I could find a local Best Buy or Verizon store, and everything would be remedied so I could go get J from the airport.
Unfortunately, what was first thought to be a simple stop en route to the airport became an excursion of ridiculous proportions. I finally dropped my search and headed to go get J. I arrived an hour late, with no way of knowing where to find him. I got ahold of Laura, who in turn contacted J for me, so it was just a matter of us finding each other. I was dying for a cup of coffee however, and J, knowing my rabid addiction for caffeine, found me as I was en route to the coffee shoppe. Clever guy, him. (more…)