While doing my weekly record shopping I came across a few EPs from Processory, a new project from prolific Finnish producers Jori Hulkkonen and Jerry Valuri. Processory's output is a perfect balance of goth, shoegaze, and new wave, bringing to mind acts such as Slowdive, Xymox, and the more introspective work of Peter Murphy. While most of the original tracks are more suited for lounging, remixes of Processory's tracks by Aeroplane and Hercules & Love Affair provide us with some great dancefloor fodder. I've posted up a free download of "Non-Aggression Principle" below. For those of you looking for something a bit more dancefloor friendly, you can check out a video of one of the Aeroplane Remixes of "Nightfall" AND get a free download of the track
Tuesday. Tuesday...I never thought next Tuesday would ever happen. Way back in the wee days of the internet, I was on the Recoil official mailing list--back when that meant daily emails of conversing with other fans, and sometimes Alan Wilder himself, who is surprisingly approachable for someone who used to be a very key member in one of the most important electronic bands ever.
We begged, and begged, but he said it couldn't be done. Recoil could never tour, could never even do a live show... there were just
I guess Alan changed his mind, because he's on tour, and he's coming to
Though nearly impossible given all the options, I choose Recoil's first single and most well-known track, a cover of the
*trivia: Foetus also covered this song on Rife, ergo this track is often mistaken for a Foetus cover, not to say that Thirwell's version didn't influence this one.
Posted: October 23rd, 2010
at 1:38pm by qbot
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It seems like I've been posting a lot of covers lately. I hope you don't mind, but here's another, a bit inspired by
In a statement about their most recent album and criticism of its tone, Tom Smith wrote, "dark is interesting, dark is exciting, dark can be funny, there’s real life in the dark, real life IS dark...I am so fucking bored of people asking us why we’re so “dark”, or worse questioning our integrity for being this way, this is how we do it, it excites us to express ourselves like this, to be honest we don't even understand what the alternative is and the alternatives we can imagine are too boring for us to even consider". Did he just write the
Who better to rework a Cure song, then, than Editors? Smith invokes Ian Curtis to make Robert Smith's lyrics a little more paranoid, but I'm still not buying that he's really afraid of "the spider man". In fact, I suspect that he might just be inviting him over for dinner.
This track is taken from the
*I prefer the word "grufti" because it's much more inclusive than "goth". I encourage you to use it as well!
Patrick Wolf was born in 1983 to famous musicians
Ok, so I don't know that any of that is true. BUT IT'S POSSIBLE. Siouxsie and Adam are old enough and Nomi died the same year he was born. Also,
"Creative family"? Mmmhmmm. And what kind of kid is making theremins at 11?! Maybe they just hid him from the press. There's really no other reasonable explanation for this guy's existence.
I present to you two examples that I believe back up my claims:
So how did Disintegration become my favorite album? That was an accident as well. I got really into The Cure around 1992 (Wish) and backtracked to the older albums. I also started to collect Cure stuff: magazines, posters, and singles. I bought the “Pictures of You” single, and one of the B-sides was the live version of "Disintegration". It blew my away like nothing before or since. I went back and listened to Disintegration. Maybe my taste matured, or maybe I was discovering that life sucked, but I connected with the second half and the whole album like I had found my one and only true love . I knew it would stand the test of time, and in high school I introduced it to as many people as possible. If they didn’t like it, I would insist they listen to the live version of “Disintegration”.
It worked on my friends Jill and Tony. Jill and I would stay up all night trying to decipher the lyrics. There were a bunch of lines added and a few missing from the album version, and it drove us crazy. Jill suggested I buy Entreat at Reckless Records since the live version of “Disintegration” and almost every album song was on the live disc. I couldn't afford it, until the lucky day I found a used copy for $34. I ran to Jill's car and as I ripped open the case, found tucked into the sleeve inlay card a sheet of handwritten lyrics to the live version. I screamed louder than I have ever before in my life. The coincidence, the luck, the idea that someone out there loved the song so much they figured out all the lyrics and hand wrote them onto notebook paper...and the sadness and shock that this person had parted with it, made me realize how much I loved The Cure, loved that song, and how it made me give that album a second chance and falling in love with that too.
Crazy to think that after all that I went through to save $34 to buy Entreat, it’s now being given away as a bonus disc as part of the 3CD re-release of Disintegration for $32.99. For me and millions of people around the world, this album means re-living great memories, but I hope that some kid out there stumbles upon this release, listens to it for the first time, and is blown away with the greatness of it all.
Kissing their metal & art-rock bands goodbye in the late 90's, vocalist Aimee Echo (
With three albums and an EP under their belts, theSTART's latest release Ciao, Baby was issued under
theSTART are still active & are currently focusing on a new experimental project
Posted: February 10th, 2010
at 7:42pm by Peroxide
Tagged with 2007, 4ad, aimee echo, american, bauhaus, ciao baby, covers, depeche mode, goth, human waste project, jamie miller, metropolis, missing persons, new wave, normandie, pop, siouxsie sioux, snot, the chameleons, the cure, thestart
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I always think it strange that everyone calls Neo a "goth" club; outside of fashion, the genre has seen little representation there since
I used to spin this stuff... a really, really long time ago. I also used to spin vinyl. I haven't decided yet if I'm going to drag a turntable into the club for this event, but I will be doing a vinyl freeform set live on
I'd post more, but I've got some vinyl to dust off...
The could-be long lost Scottish synthpop sisters of Tegan & Sara, Rose McDowall and Jill Bryson from Strawberry Switchblade paved their way with teased hair, gothy cupcake dresses and polkadots in the mid-80's with their debut and only album of the same name... and what a great album and name they were!
Their biggest imprint was with their sugary sweet single "Since Yesterday," which became a top 10 hit in the UK and featured the opening fanfare of Sibelius' Symphony No.5 and enough sunshine harmonies to keep you smiling for days - days of Dayglo, if you will. C'mon, I dare you to give this a listen and not be bouncing right out of your seat! Take a close listen though - beneath the surface of those driving dancefloor drumbeats is a truly tragic tale of love lost. But hey, that's really nothing to be shocked by in the world of new wave now, is it? The album actually dives into much deeper, darker water than the single does.
"Since Yesterday" is available on the CD import of their debut album or the Warner Platinum Collection, which is probably much easier & less expensive to track down. Highly recommended cutesy bubblegum pop for New Romantics.