The third part of our Honoris Tribute series is this time dedicated to the legendary British band Bauhaus. Pioneers of post-punk and the goth-wave despite themselves. Haunted by the tutelary shadow of David Bowie and Brian Eno, truly post-punk with a touch of glam, lovers of German expressionism and European symbolism, the sound of Bauhaus knew how to combine dub basses, and acid guitars, sepulchral voices and hypnotic rhythms. Unknown Pleasures Records releases this compilation on CD and Soil Records on vinyl. “Brief Chronicle about Bauhaus” is a book that Industrial Complexx publishes together with “Honoris III Tribute to Bauhaus”.
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VA – Valley Of Tears 4 [SOIL17]
Valley of Tears reach the end of the saga with this double vinyl full of collabs or bands to offer the maximum exponence of the saga. Curated on gatefold sleeve mixing the art design of Greta Haga with all the power of the music.
VA – NO MERCY • An Honoris Tribute To The Sisters Of Mercy & The Sisterhood • [UPRGOLD17/IC018/OR96]
Unknown Pleasures Records, Industrial Complexx and Oráculo records co-release a tribute to one of the most legendary band of the all time darkwave-goth scene. New versions running away from the obvious classics by an amazing palette of brilliant acts such as Kill Shelter, A Wedding Anniversary, Swesor Bhrater, Years Of Denial or Chris Shape among others. This is expected to be an ultra searched vinyl collectible item.
VA – Tears for Fears 4 [SOTA055/TFF4]
Tears For Fears compilation, 40 Artist, 4 tapes, booklet, engraved tapes, hand numbered, stickers and much more. After 4 years and more than 100 artists the saga reach his end, especial editions, effort and much more inside of a cassette tapes. Even Music.
VA – Deviate 003 [DEV003]
The third release for this Brussels-based organization (Label Deviate records and Deviate parties) run by False Identity. This one focuses on Wavish Techno, body aktion and epic EBM bass lines from Years Of Denial, Mind Matter, Maedon & Downwell.
VA – Murder 02 [MURDER002]
Tbilisian record label, Murder Records, is back with 6 tracker various artist compilation, including exclusive tracks from Fractions & Zanias, Alessandro Adriani, Years of Denial, Body Beat Ritual. Vulkanski and Puritan.
VA – Absolute Body Control 1980/2020 [OR83]
Influenced from bands such as Suicide, D.A.F and the early UK electronic scene, Absolute Body Control was formed in Belgium back in 1980, influencing and inventing genres ever since and achieving an underground cult following that strongly resists nowadays. After releasing a 7″, several tapes and contribute to many compilations worldwide, the band members went separate ways, with Dirk Ivens and Eric van Wonterghem finding success in other influential acts such as the Klinik, Dive, Block 57, S/HE, MOTOR!K, Sonar, Monolith and Insekt. After a very long break re-formed again and released “Lost & Found”, “Tapes 81-89” and “Wind[re]wind”, which contains newly recorded versions of their best tracks. Following these releases, they have returned in 2010 with the albums “Shattered Illusion” and “Mindless Intrusion”, a whole new set of classic tracks but featuring modern sound recording techniques. In 2016 “Forbidden Games” has been released, a selection of compilation tracks that points to the early roots of electronic pop and industrial. In 2020, 16 artists from around the globe pays this deserved tribute to one of the most influential minimal synth bands of all times.
Years of Denial – Suicide Disco Remixes [VEYL015]
Years of Denial and Veyl enlist Silent Servant, Broken English Club, Orphx and Alexey Volkov to remix their 2019 album ‘Suicide Disco.’
20 Albums from 2019
Yesterday we presented the preferences of our readers from last year, now this is a list of 20 albums from 2019 that made an impression on us.
We have three pure electro albums from E.R.P., Jeremiah R. and Plant43 and the new electro-synthy album of veteran David Carretta, his first solo album for ten years. On the darker side of the synth palette we have two EBM/synth-pop albums from Boy Harsher and Years Of Denial, the debut album of Kris Baha, the third album of Greek producer June, a new one from Jason Letkiewicz aka Steve Summers under his new moniker Opposing Currents and two more industrial albums from Autumns and Colombian Filmmaker.
On the other had we have two acid gems from DimDJ and Paranoid London, the first ever Gladio album, the second album from Mannequin boss Alessandro Adriani and an experimental/ambient album from veteran Function on Tresor.
So, here it is compiled in chronological order.
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Ombra Festival 2019
We were very excited when, somewhere between July/August, we heard about Ombra festival and soon after we bought the tickets for the festival.
This was actually the first extended edition of the festival, since last year they just had a party in a club with 500 people, so we must consider ourselves really lucky for taking part in this.
Years of Denial – Suicide Disco [VEYL012]
Written and produced in a country house surrounded only by vast, empty landscapes and an endless sky, ‘Suicide Disco’ is the fruit of a 3-year long collaboration and Years of Denial’s debut LP for Veyl.
Urged to escape from crowded cities and information overload, the duo sharpened their sound and working process through isolation and introspection, crafting 11 songs filled to brim with enormous hooks, New Wave nostalgia and razor-sharp production details. Barkosina’s voice echoes and oscillates against Jerome’s snares, profound and wounded at once. Her expressionist narrative take us to unknown yet familiar places, amplified by dub delays and otherworldly reverbs. Each track tells a story based on the intensity of relationships, a touching and distorted invitation into intimacy and complicity.
Ombra Festival 2019 – Barcelona
At the end of this month we will be heading to Barcelona for one of the most interesting electronic music festivals. Ombra is a project born from the hand of agency WeareWe and label Oraculo Records with the aim of creating a meeting place for lovers of analogue and avant-garde sounds that do not fit in the current cultural offer.
Velvet May – Unknown Bodies EP [TWS002]
Velvet May returns on “ Tears On Waves” with the 4-tracker EP “Unknown Bodies”. This time he is joined by the live duo Years of Denial and the northern-irish artist Autumns who delivered their own interpretation and vision of the tracks in the B side.
Years Of Denial – Body Map [PBD18]
Years of Denial joins Pinkman Broken Dreams and deliver an EP with four devilish and cataclysmic electronic body tracks. The duo’s sound combines influences of deranged experimental music with vocals surrounding themes of isolationism and dark romanticism. The outcome is stunning in its very own way, as the music creates a deeply immersive atmosphere, and is abundantly vigorous to keep dancers on their toes and moving from the night’s darkest corners to the dawn of day.
VA – Archives Du Coeur Humain [PSR005]
The latest in the synth-heavy sludgedown from Public System Recordings, invites a new cast of characters into the dungeon dance. The common theme throughout this sampler of titans of industrial the world over, seems to be wide, slowed down melancholy. Some tracks take a floor-friendly jump, while others demand the attentive consumption of a more serene setting. These two discs are packed with dynamic, chugging, and forward thinking jams that make you mesh all things PSR is passionate for.
VA – Previously Undisclosed Rituals [VEYL003]
‘Previously Undisclosed Rituals’ is the first various artists release on Veyl — An Experiment in Noise & Body Music. Years of Denial, Cassegrain’s Rhyw (under his Poison Green alias), Downards affiliate Autumns, RNXRX, Exhausted Modern and label mainstay Maenad Veyl contribute one ritual each for this grimoire that is guaranteed to keep everyone angry and confused throughout the rest of 2018.