Echōdead is an excessive blend of Industrial, EBM and Synthpop from Hamburg/Germany.
The music is straight and direct. Full of rage and energy. Full of shouts and growls. Sometimes clubby, sometimes catchy. Founded as a one man band by producer Carsten Roggenbuck in 2019, loose tracks were produced mainly on older Yamaha and Ensoniq synths of the 80s and 90s, combined with modern computerbased soundproduction. This led to the debut album “Random Headnoise Parallax” which will be released soon.
In addition to the coercively music, the voice and lyrics are a carrying and gripping element of the songs by Echōdead. Sometimes shouting, sometimes melodic, sometimes growling, stories of inner demons, hate and general conflicts are told. Inspired by different styles of electronic music (to name names would go beyond the scope), Horror movies (which passionately get sampled in the songs), Industrial and Metal, these influences are not only copied, but always transferred to an individual sound cosmos which is then spun upon. This creates a modern, broadband and unique sound.
Noisy Deafness is a Dark Electronic Music solo project by Steve Les based in Hungary. The music style is described by dark electronics, the lyrics by mourning and pain. The project was started in 2003 with some demo tracks. After a long-long pause the first song was made under the name of Noisy Deafness in December 2012. The debut album ’Silent Remembrance’ was released in November 2015 by Electro-Arc. This release contains the demos from 2003-2005 and four new songs from 2012-2014. Noisy Deafness released a new EP ’Demons’ in June 2016 by Electro-Arc with one new track and four remixes. The year 2017 was spent with work and the new album ’Dark Visions’ released by EKP.
The idea of Rebirth came approx. 2.5 years ago. After having known each other for over 2 decades both creating electronic music for the same amount of time, Olivier Moser and Bruno Ruch decided to work toghether to assault the music scene with a mixture of harsch voices, rumbling basslines, pounding beats and a good dose of sonic melodies. Themes are based around domination, power, suffering and struggle. The name Rebirth is destined to resonate for a long time in your memory. After two and a half years of trial-stage, the Swiss duo-act is ready to conquer dancefloors and fans, through a winning sonic formulation that perfectly combines Dark-electro, Industrial and EBM elements. Bruno Ruch and Olivier Moser demonstrate evident and remarkable ability in creating atmospheres full of obscure tension, highlighted by abrasive vocals that spread angry lyrics, adorned with solemn synths extensions, transmissions of pulsing basslines and with a mechanical percussiveness that hypnotizes and seduce you instantly. The result is this debut-album entitled The Worst Dream, in which predominates an aggressive sound system, geometrically rhythmed, wonderfully danceable, morbidly obsessive and saturated with electronic energy.
Spring 1993, that is the era when KIFOTH appear on the world of music. K-head (composing, programing, sampling, acoustic performance) and mir Colon (philosophy, voice, sampling, programing) established KNEEL IN FRONT OF THE EXECUTIONER. The protagonists of the KIFOTH made the first striking sign on March 1995 with live-performance together with industrial legend Einleitungszeit, also Brazil Morgue and domestic Morbid Fancy. The first album CIVILIZATIVE COLLAPSE is the element of rhytm that conquers all around by its aggressivness and straightness. The Slovak electro-fans were amazed with the show. To be proper, there is released first-live-tape FIRST TIME PUBLIC before the mentioned above. The tape maps the first material did in Slovak language. A very first live-performance. The third record is EBOLA. This album is remastered and re-released on April 2004, as 10th anniversary celebration, by Vuz Records, including exclusive remix of song “Possessed By The Right To Modify”. KIFOTH uses English language, but it wasn’t so all time. The live-tape includes song sang in Slovak language only. This epoch well known song is “Ježiš Kristus” (Jesus Christ). Original version is on “Civilisative Collapse” tape. A natural continuance is seen on the Ebola as song Last Sermon. As bonus of album “Acerbity Torrent” is 2006 version of the “Ježiš Kristus”. Year 1999 is debut time. KIFOTH’s first CD SPECTACLEBREAKERS made by Slovak label Front CD Records. Due to a perfect arrangement, German electro-giant Out Of Line took exclusive west Europe & Interbeat made the America. The same year means the first Europe touring for KIFOTH. K-head & mir Colon with S.O.L.O. as drummer went around the middle Europe as supporer of Mexican star HOCICO. Since 1999 KIFOTH exihibits regularly on Wave Gotik Treffen festival. FUNDAMENTUM DIVISIONIS is name of the second CD. The exucutioners flow down into deeper spheres with this album. Dark music, harsh philosophical attitude. As if my words are confirmed with mir Colon’s health upset. The singer puts the KIFOTH’s future on uncertainty due to his dificult carcarsh. So the time of neverending waiting comes. Audience of Strange fest’03 at Pelhrimov, Festival of electro-industrial music at Prague, Apocalyptic Vision vol.4 at Bratislava, Hulifest’06 had the oportunity to take the experience with the new material. A concert that makes a cut through the whole band history. It seems KIFOTH goes ahead to find out the needed sound and performance, developing the philosophy. All this for to stand KIFOTH back to the pedestal which belongs to the band. Internet fan has the chance to check out the development of album ACERBITTY TORRENT with the song “Paradox (Heaven Icon mix)” on WEB compilation www.be4.aliens.sk. German fans can find song “Proper Behaviour” on CD compilation Bodybeats, Cop International. As the 2006 pre-promo of the forthcoming album, KIFOTH made “Tyranny set” (song, video, picture). mir Colon comments: “I do like very much the track. At first, it is a reflection of the actual world wide being. And from the other side, the music is about decoying retro-elektro punk beat with rap element. The album temper is a mosaic of various themes, styles, basically said type of songs. The executioners let out even message that they feel themselves more generous accorning to their electronical being. They’re extremely fastidious on themselves. As frontmen’s confesion: “The ACERBITY TORRENT is slushed with blood of abused, full of desparation tears, worried by hopeless sob. It is full of my drafts of hate toward man slightness, toward my mate. All this under circumstances of being modern civilization”. And the CD, 70 minutes of relentless electronic assault, perfectly blending the purest elements of old school EBM, authentic dark elektro and technoid beats is released by EAR/Vendetta. New album “Violence Corporation” has risen similarly as the “Acerbity Torrent” album. The composing took about 2 years. The music is well-knitted. The authors fixed themselves making the mixing better than ever before. Therefore, the intention is to keep the little difference as maximal as possible but the compactness should stay inviolate. I am surprised that it sounds fine even if it has been described so intricately. I had a chance to be closed down in the studio with KIFOTH. The album delivers high-class sequences electronics mixed with elements from the industrial scene together with powerful rhythms and dark beats infused with crazy techno influences. Slower and more emotional tunes are also present like in “Egotism” or like the futurepop-ish “Vermicular”. I really like the opener “Microbiotics” but do not forget about “Jihad” or “Manipulator” which are two heavy tracks. In December 2016 the band sign a new record deal with EK Product. Described as their most ambitious album to date, KIFOTH’s seventh full length EXTENSIVE REPORT will be out on March 3rd, 2017.
Categorically refusing categorisation they hold and define a category all of their own. Musically situated in the in between. Filled with contradiction and resistance, urging a change in the individual, wanting liberation from preconceived ideas. Guilt Trip are back, newly braptised, born-again. Guilt Trip, fierce and unrelenting in their critique of sheepish sleepwalking and internalised norms, the self policing psyche. Musically drowning your senses, never pleased with just pleasing the hoi polloi; lyrically urging you off the deep end, to think, react and resist. What at times may seem like a defeatist attitude is really an appeal for action. Rooted in North American and European electronic industrial they still follow their own path, strewn with thorns and paved with a mosaic of influences. Look closely then take a step back to get the whole picture.
Framework was founded by Andreas Lehmann and Sigmund Droese in 1996. Both were infuenced by the dark electro scene of the 90´s. First result of the cooperaton was the demo tape “Hand on the trigger” which was released in 1997. In 2000 Daniel Konrad joined the band and they signed their frst record deal with Scanner/Dark Dimensions. The debut album “Refectons” was released in 2002. It got good critques and Framework reached a higher attention by playing numerous of gigs. But then, for various reasons, the band had to pause and used the time to focus on the private life. Sigmund Droese decided to leave the band. In that time Andreas Lehmann became also singer of the swiss electro act Sleepwalk. He replaced Oliver Spring who had lef the band. In late 2010 Daniel and Andreas decided to reanimate Framework. Afer 2 years of hard working the new album “Untold Stories” is ready to see the light of day. It takes you on a journey through the darkest human abysses of the soul. Varied vocals, combined with sounds from genres like EBM, Electro and glitch beats, showing how modern electronic music can sound like without denying their roots.
After a couple of years of being a parallel project of Norwegian EBM-band Anstalt, Atropine was formed in 1994/1995 to explore the agressive side of the genre while still maintaining strong melodic content using mainly equipment from late 70’s/early 80’s, as well as a large range of hardware samplers and drum machines. Atropine consists of ALX (programming / synthesizers / computers/samplers / drum-machines/effects) and Cthulberg (vocals / lyrics / tapes / drum-programming). Both members have been and are currently active with several other projects such as Epilektrician (IDM/experimental), Panzerveps (synth-pop/cold-wave) and Pogrom Synod (industrial/noise). ALX also works as a producer and has worked on releases such as Code64’s “Storm” (2003) and Substaat’s self-titled first album as well as their single “Refused” (2011/2012). Coming up is also some remix work for the re-release of minimal/no-wave artist Ike Yard’s first album on Factory America (1982/2012). Previous releases by Atropine includes the seminal, self-released “Master Raze” (2001), which will be added to and re-structured for the first album release on EKP – “Recurring Nightmares”. After the excellent performance of “Recurring Nightmares” the Norwegian duo-act is ready to impress all the fans with another great album, starting from its amazing sleeve to the last beat of drum-machine. “Assailant”, composed of fifteen advanced EBM / Industrial tracks, characterized by an impressive vocal acidity, disciplined drum-programming automations, disturbing obsessive melodies and by a strong electronic energy. “Assailant” goes well beyond the best expectations: it comes from an higher electro culture and it has all the qualities to be considered without doubt one of the best EBM / Industrial releases of this last part of 2016.