Tuesday 2 November 2010

Somewhere In Europe - Dark Days (1988)

Fantastic industrial act, highly closed to Death In June, Coil, Current 93 and others from huge londonese dark avantgarde family. The song "Blood Of Martyrs" is a cover of Di6's classics "Rule Again".

01) Destiny (1)
02) Blood Of Martyrs
03) Under The Sun
04) London Bridge
05) Destiny (2)
06) Return To Zero
07) You Could...Yes
08) Memory And Desire


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Thursday 16 September 2010

Classé X - Classé X (1984)

Classé X were "typical happy" coldwave band from Toulouse (I think the reason is in their early years, when they were associated with the city punk scene).
Personally I note that B-side (4-7) is more driven than poppy and "minstreled" A-side (1-3).
Band's myspace.

01) Federico Fellini
02) Four Hours To Die
03) Myself In The Mirror
04) Dancing With The Ghost
05) In Your Room
06) The Sanctuary
07) The Dead Love Lives


Tuesday 14 September 2010

Antibiøtik - Istanbul (1986)

This month's pearl. A find of finds!
Fantastic work which was released by Slim Productions (famous with Excès Nocturne's first vinyl) as a second and last one from Antibiøtik. Maybe you'll find it a little naïve, but the thing would never dissapoint you!

01) Istanbul (Remix)
02) Sarah
03) Istanbul


Memorial Voice - Ne Veut Plus Vivre (1982)

Melodic street punk act with cold macabre/melancholic touch. I'm not kidding, they could be easily describe as coldwave punk.

01) "Dance" Première
02) Tes Bombes
03) "TTA" C'est Fini
04) New Rose
05) Réseau X
06) Petit Louis
07) Mémorial Stakanof
08) Drapeau Noir
09) Der Dance


Monday 30 August 2010

No Critics - November (1990)

These german guys were something between classic post-punk area (Joy Division, In Camera) and deutschpunk/depropunk, such as EA80 or Fliehende Stürme. Slight bass structures + dreamy synthetic features made this work very unusual amongst other german gothic rock bands. Also you may find Bauhaus likeness along some songs ("Dance", "Young Hearts Fail").

01) War
02) November
03) Dance
04) No Critics
05) Deep In My Heart
06) Young Hearts Fail


Thursday 19 August 2010

Noir De Soie - Grateful Grins (1992)

(sorry, only the back sleeve)

Absurd music for absurd people.
Saying seriously, there was (or maybe is?) an avantgarde coldwave band from Genève, Switzerland. In my humble opinion, they should be strongly recommended to Coil fans (of "Love's Secret Domain" era).
All I know (and all you may find) of them lies here.

01) Rumours (Ombres)
02) Le Diable Probablement
03) Ishaque
04) Quiet Talking In A Smooth Lightened Bathroom
05) Brilliant, Intérieur Et Aveugle
06) Wasted Words (Time)
07) Ombres
08) The Host
09) Nocturnes
10) Epilogue


Thursday 29 July 2010

Brød & Sirkus - Far Familie Flagg (1982)

The only album by this obscure wave band from Norway.
A great requiem for all who lost its joy in a fire of despair (just like I did).
Yes, you should love only those, who would love you the whole life.

01) Far Familie Flagg
02) Glass
03) Vendetta
04) Vold & Vennlighet
05) Ikke Tråkk På Det Som Vokser
06) Maleri
07) Dans På Roser
08) Hvite Skygger
09) Sykdom
10) Refleksjoner
11) Prosess
12) En Vanlig Dag En Vanlig Sang


Wednesday 13 January 2010

Thérèse Racket - Rebelle (1986)

Second 7inch-vinyl of this coldwave pearl from Toulouse.
Nowhere to hide from its cold synths, wavy guitars and dramatic vocals.

01) Rebelle
02) L'Exil


If you liked this 7" then buy a CD at Infrastition (that is all you need for being happy).

"Unreleased Volume II" compilation (1988)

A masterpiece compilation from Présage. Despite the fact that first VA from the "Unreleased" series was the one hundred percent wave-ish stuff, this one presents more alternative forms such as gothic rock and indie.

01) Little Nemo - My Eternal Friend (1st Way)
02) Mary Goes Round - The Nightmare
03) Via Valvag - Au Rythme Des Jours
04) The Wait - Moving In
05) Kindergarten - Machines'Co
06) Asylum Party - The Desert
07) Wallenberg - Someone's Changing (Helen Part 1)
08) Neutral Project - Enigmatic Dream
09) Close Cover - The Bomb
10) Les Tétines Noires - Marônium