Official Press Release // Navigator Project

The extraordinary nature of Navigator Project was perceived in the previous 2020 debut album “Follow The Light”, in which the Italian band was able to fully express their talent, addressing the audience an enthralling electro sound of considerable qualitative depth. The return of the ensemble is characterized by a more defined, mature musicality, which incorporates…

Side-Line Reviews – Click Interview with Monstergod

Polish MONSTERGOD-duo this year released their third official full length album “Ozymandias” by Space Race Records. Miłosz and Marek don’t exactly release new work at regular basis, which probably explains the sound is in constant progress. “Ozymandias” is mixing an impressive number of influences resulting in a kind of ‘Epic-Industrial-Pop-Metal’-work. It’s a major production mixing…

NAVIGATOR PROJECT – Breathe

Catalog#: SRRCD037 Format: CD Album : Digipak Released: 2022, October 7 Genre: Electronic Style: Darkwave EAN Barcode 8016670157403 Distribution: Audioglobe

Navigator Project

Navigator Project is a synthpop/darkwave/futurepop band based in Naples. Born from the idea of Amir Sabljakovic, the project holds within itself a set of musical influences that create dark, dystopian, but also melodic and elegant atmospheres, with overlapping vocals and pressing rhythms, a synthetic and analog sound that recalls the 80s and makes them contemporary.…

Monstergod – Ozymandias | Review by Side-Line

Polish duo Monstergod strikes back with their third official full length album. The title of the album is probably inspired by a sonnet written by English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. The duo invited several guest musicians to achieve this work. Monstergod strikes back with a heavy and meticulously composed work. The debut cut takes off…

TourdeForce – Compendium vol. 1 | Review by Side-Line

Without becoming a leading Electro-Pop formation TourdeForce became a familiar name in the Electro-Pop scene. Several albums have been released over the years. This work brings us back to the years between 2009 and 2013. It’s an opportunity to discover remixes from songs of that period, but also demo tracks, cover versions and previously unreleased…

Official Press Release // TourdeForce

The Italian project TourdeForce, personified by the ingenious Christian Ryder, has always distinguished itself in the alternative electro sector for the excellent ability to combine sonic experimentation, high – and sometimes courageous – meaning in content, captivating melodism and such a particular imprint that has made its instantly recognizable style. The result obtained by this…

Monstergod – Ozymandias | Review by Alien E Zine

by Ján Peter Háber  | Jun. 10, 2022 | My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings. This was the name given by the ancient Greeks to the Egyptian pharaoh Ramses II (279-1213 BC). In the early 19th century, Horace Smith and Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote sonnets about him as part of a friendly competition. However,…

TOURDEFORCE – Compendium vol. 1

Catalog#: SRRCD036 Format: CD Album, Digipak Released: 2022, June 17 Genre: Electronic Style: Electrowave, Synthpop, Electropop EAN Barcode 8016670155898 Distribution: Audioglobe 

Official Press Release // Monstergod

The new record incursion by the Polish Monstergod impacts like an asteroid, spreading around it a fascinating concept and a sonic aura that will attract all admirers of electronic obscure musicality. With “Ozymandias” the duo act reaches a further level of prestige in its repertoire, proving how fervent the compositional ability of the two components…

MONSTERGOD – Ozymandias

Catalog#: SRRCD035 Format: CD Album, Digipak Released: 2022, May 20 Genre: Electronic Style: Darkwave, Electro EAN Barcode: 8016670155317 Distribution: Audioglobe 

Radio Città Aperta | Intervista con Zero A.D.

Gianluca Polverari | 10.01.2022 | Il duo romano synth wave, ebm, dark wave degli ZERO A.D. è tornato dopo oltre dieci anni con il suo nuovo album “Consistency” edito dalla Space Race Records. Andrea Tomasich, voce del gruppo, è stato ospite di Gianluca Polverari per raccontare e far ascoltare questo nuovo interessante disco. ASCOLTA L’INTERVISTA

Zero A.D. – Consistency | Review by Alien E Zine

by Ján Peter Háber  | Jan. 02, 2022 | Italy is one of the countries that has a rich synthesizer tradition. In the 80’s of the last century, the style with the distinctive designation Italo Disco (Baltimore, Gazebo, Sabrina, Ken Laszlo, Koto, Mozzart, …) was in the charts and discos, at the turn of the…

Second Complex – Therapy | Review by Side-Line

Second Complex is a solo-project set up by Danish musician Dan Beck (also involved with Vaylon). After having released a few singles Second Complex now unleashed its debut album featuring multiple guest singers. The last two songs are instrumental edits, but all other cuts have been accomplished with guest singers. Color Theory has been featured…

Second Complex – Therapy | Review by Alien E Zine

by Ján Peter Háber  | Dec. 02, 2021 | For many people Denmark is musically unexplored country. I confess, for me too. Maybe that’s why I was even more curious about the news from the EK Produkt label. When I first pressed play, there were tones that strongly remind me of the late hit of…

ZERO A.D. – Consistency

Catalog#: SRRCD034 Format: CD Album, Digipak Released: 2021, Dec. 20 Genre: Electronic Style: Synthpop, Darkwave EAN Barcode: 8016670151104 Distribution: Audioglobe 

Official Press Release // Second Complex

Exceptional news for all followers of the most advanced synthpop! Refinement, modern melodism, harmony and a remarkable dose of brilliant sound technology, constitute the style of the Danish solo-project Second Complex, played by the mastermind Dan Beck, better known for being – with Ole Ulrich Jensen – one of the two members of Vaylon. Strongly…

Zero A.D.

First of all Zero A.D. is a story of friendship. The year Zero as the time for a new start, while A and D also stand respectively for Andrea Tomasich and Diego Bardari, project’s co-founders. They met in June 1995, few minutes before taking the train from Rome to Milan (Italy) to attend the concert…

TourdeForce – Vargtimmar | Review by Archeo-Futurismi

“Vargtimmar”, in svedese “Le ore del lupo”, è il titolo del nuovo album di TourdeForce, progetto synth di Christian Ryder, talentoso artista di Bergamo. Si tratta del terzo e ultimo atto della sua “trilogia della rabbia” iniziata nel 2014 con “Jedem Das Seine” e proseguita nel 2018 con “Very Industrial People”. Il titolo del lavoro…

DarkRoom magazine | Intervista con TourdeForce

di Alessandro Filippozzi | 14.05.2021 | L’ora più buia Con “Vargtimmar”, uscito lo scorso gennaio, il navigato musicista lombardo Christian Ryder ha ultimato quella “Anger Trilogy” (la “trilogia della rabbia”) iniziata nel 2014 con “Jedem Das Seine” e proseguita nel 2018 con “Very Industrial People”. Solo ormai da tempo al comando della sua creatura TourdeForce,…

Second Complex

Dan Beck was born in the suburbs of Copenhagen in the early seventies. He grew up with pop music in all sorts of styles and especially Depeche Mode made a great impact and is, until this day, still one of his favorites. In late 1984 he first meet his now longtime friend Ole Ulrich Jensen…

Side-Line Reviews | Click interview with Klonavenus

KLONAVENUS is an Italian duo set up in 2005 by Paolo Chemnitz (vocals, lyrics, samples) and Saffio (music, programming, mixing). During the early years of the band they self-released an impressive number of EP’s. They finally signed to EK Product and released their official debut album “Klonawelt” in 2012. The next album “Angst” got released…

TourdeForce – Vargtimmar | Review by Darkroom Magazine

Roberto Alessandro Filippozzi | 01.04.2021 | Con “Vargtimmar” (“le ore del lupo”), il progetto di Christian Ryder chiude la “trilogia della rabbia” inaugurata nel 2014 con “Jedem Das Seine” e proseguita nel 2018 con “Very Industrial People”, tutta percorsa sotto l’egida della Space Race Records. Racchiuso come di consueto in un bel digipack completo di…

TourdeForce – Vargtimmar | Review by Side-Line

“Vargtimmar” which in Swedish means ‘hour of the wolf’ is the new album of the Italian artist Christian Ryder aka TourdeForce. The album also is the last chapter from the “Anger”-trilogy; which took off with “Jedem Das Seine” (2014) and moved on with “Very Industrial People” (2018). Content: TourdeForce holds on Electro-Pop influences, but you…

Klonavenus – Motion:less | Review by Side-Line

“Motion:less” is the First new album in five years for the Italian Klonavenus duo. The work features nine songs plus two remixes. It’s the third full-length released by Paolo Chemnitz and Saffio. The work takes off with “Dies Irae” featuring Gregorian chants, which are progressively making place for EBM power. Electronic Body Music remains a source…

TourdeForce – Vargtimmar | Review by Ascension Magazine

“Vargtimmar” (l’ora del lupo) è il nuovo album di TourdeForce, terzo capitolo della cosiddetta “Anger Trilogy” aperta nel 2014 da “Jedem Das Seine” e proseguita nel 2018 con “Very Industrial People”. Il progetto di Christian Ryder prosegue con coerenza il suo percorso “isolazionista”, con la forza ed il coraggio delle sue idee, per una sorta…

TourdeForce – Vargtimmar | Review by Alien E Zine

by Ján Peter Háber  | Feb. 22, 2021 | Christian Ryder is not a novice with his TourdeForce project. He founded the band in 2004 in Bergamo, Italy. I admit, Vargtimmar was for me the album thanks to which I have found out about this project. At first listening, I had a feeling that I am…

Mechatronic

Mechatronic was formed 2002 in the city of Uppsala, Sweden. The members are Wilhelm Äretun (singing and programming) and Emma Hortlund (lyrics and synthesizers). Together they make synth pop with a mixture of danceable beats and sharp melodies. In August 2011 Mechatronic signed a record deal with Space Race Records and released the critically acclaimed…

Official Press Release // TourdeForce

The starting point of the year 2021 is magnified by the publication of this wonderful album by the Italian solo-act TourdeForce, impersonated by the brilliant and eclectic mastermind Christian Ryder. The new full-length “Vargtimmar” represents a further advancement in the technological style of the project, which since its distant beginnings has been characterized by a…

Klonavenus – Motion:less | Review by Side-Line Magazine

by Inferno Sound Diaries | Nov. 30, 2020 | Paolo Chemnitz (vocals, lyrics, samples) and Saffio (music, programming, mixing) have been active under the Klonavenus moniker since 2005. They mainly self-released an impressive number of EP’s. A first official album was released in 2012 on EK Product. They next released “Angst” on Space Race Records…

Halo Effect

Halo Effect started in the autumn of 2001, thanks to the union of different musical experiences. The atmosphere of their music ranges from Synthpop to EBM, through Darkwave, with some more experimental passages. The intense live activity, has led them to play in various parts of Italy and abroad, sharing the stage with artists like…

Official Press Release // Klonavenus

The return of the Klonavenus to the scene represents a special opportunity to rediscover a project that can be considered one of the most inspired and valid in the entire recent technological panorama. Paolo Chemnitz and Saffio with this third album demonstrate their really convincing compositional skills and a solid knowledge of those particular tactics…

TourdeForce

TourdeForce (Christian Ryder) is an electronic music project founded in Bergamo – Northern Italy, in the year 2004. Sure that the use of technology and electronic devices in music does not imply a lack of creativity or absence of feelings in music, TourdeForce communicates the suffering in the West progressive decadence, the loss of tragic…

Gimme Shelter

Since the release of the first demo-CD “Deep Pink Water” there are only five years passed. Now Gimme Shelter puts the first official album titled “Warnemünde” out to public. The work contains twelve catchy songs and could remind many listeners to the music of the heroes of Depeche Mode. But there are still modern aspects.…

Gimme Shelter – Friedensfahrt | Review by Side-Linemagazine

by Inferno Sound Diaries | Dec. 3, 2019 | “Friedensfahrt” is the third official album for the German duo Robert Grolms – Niko Kötzsch. I noticed they release a new work every two years, delivering on this opus fourteen new cuts. Gimme Shelter moves on where their previous work (cf. “Kosmodrom”) had left off; a…

Klonavenus

KLONAVENUS was born in Rome during 2005, after the meeting of Saffio (music & programming) and Paolo Chemnitz (vocals & lyrics). After two acclaimed demos, Klonavenus signed a contract with The Fossil Dungeon (an american digital music label) and released “Metropolights” during 2007. This EP was ‘top demo’ on Ritual Magazine, the most important magazine…

ParaNormal

Para Normal was founded by the duo of Rodlek Konde and Mario Monk in 2005 inspired by synth legends DM, Leæther Strip, XMTP, etc. After a few live gigs and some demos almost immediately they got signed on the BLC Productions label in North America appearing on some compilations of the same label and a…

Endless Shame

Endless Shame is an alternative band from the south of Sweden. Their music is mainly electronic but it also contains guitar, bass, percussion and other live instruments. The style of the music is a mixture of elctro, synth pop, alternative rock and EBM. Endless Shame started out as a band in the early 90′s but it…

Monstergod

MonsterGod are Schnitter (vocal, keyboard, sampling ) and Smola (keyboard, sampling, programming). The idea of MonsterGod formed at the end of 2004 as a result of experience and experiments with various types of independent music carried out during the past few years. The year 2005 was the period filled with work connected with finding a…

Public Domain Resource

Public Domain Resource is an Italian, Bergamo-based, music project. PDR was established in 2012 as Pietro Oliveri’s solo project and in Aug. 2012 the song Under The Ground reached the 3rd place in the Industrial Music chart on Soundclick.com. In Sept 2012 a second song, Nemesis-The Third Day reached the 2nd place in the IDM…

Gimme Shelter – Friedensfahrt | Review by Dark Music World

By Bent-Erik Scholz | September 15, 2019 |  Seit ihrer Gründung im Jahr 2009 stehen Gimme Shelter schon für feinsten modernen Electrosound, der ganz eigene Wege geht und sich in keine Schublade pressen lässt. Auch live können die beiden Musiker Robert Grolms und Niko Kötzsch mit einfühlsamen Texten und harten Beats ihr Publikum immer wieder aufs Neue überzeugen. Nach ihrem Debütalbum…

Official Press Release // Gimme Shelter

3rd album for German Electro heroes Gimme Shelter – the ‘technological platform’ founded by the Duo of Robert Grolms and Niko Kötzsch. Also on their latest effort, the two managed to create a highly attractive sound, full of immense potential. Stylistically oriented towards advanced electro / synthpop shapes, Gimme Shelters return with an album, that…

We The North

Defining their musical sound as Nordic Noir, new ground is explored using classic electronic sounds. With an intentional and deliberate blending of the old with the new a melancholic hopefulness is created from the dark seasons of life in Scandinavia. Out of this is formed We The North. Photo by Magnus Eklund

Official Press Release // Reliant

The solo debut by Reliant – aka Ole Ulrich Jensen, frontman of the Danish electro/synthpop project Vaylon – is considered one of the most sensational novelties of this early 2019. New sonic perspectives of great class, to listen and keep in the soul, new sensations to experience: this is what “Songs From The Heart Of…

Reliant

Ole Ulrich Jensen, was born in the early seventies, in the suburbs of Copenhagen. He was an avid listener of music from an early age and progressed into making music in his late teens, with his lifelong friend and fellow Vaylon member, Dan Holte Beck. They started out using only a guitar, bass, effect box and…

We The North / TourdeForce | Review by Darkroom Magazine

By Roberto Alessandro Filippozzi | 31 Gennaio 2019 |  La italo-svedese Space Race mette sul mercato uno split EP di qualità che rinsalda questa sua precisa dualità logistica, coinvolgendo da un lato una realtà consolidata della scena italiana come i TourdeForce di Christian Ryder, e dall’altro un nome emergente del sempre rigoglioso panorama svedese come…

Celeb MIX | Interview with Italy’s Post-Modern Pop Band NODe

by Randy | January 17, 2019 Italian post-modern pop outfit NODe (Not Ordinary, Dead) recently unveiled the music video for “S.O.D.A.” Formed in 2011, NODe released Tuning the Untunable, followed by Tragic Technology Inc. (2014), Human Machine (2016), and their latest album, Rcade. NODe’s sound blends a variety of styles, including indie, pop, punk, darkwave,…

Talent In Borders – Music & More // Interview with NODe

By Lindsey | January 29, 2019 The formal definition of “node” is a “point at which pathways intersect, creating a central connecting point.” That definition alone would be enough for the music group NODe (“Not Ordinary, Dead”), but by the band’s outlook and their fans, they are so much more. The Italian group blend a…

Spektralized

It all started in 1994, with three guys from a small place outside Fredrikstad, Norway. They formed a band with the name Spektralized. Soon, after the first demo, they started to get request for playing live. They did play some shows in the south of Norway with a good response. Late 1994 they released a…

Official Press Release // We The North – TourdeForce

The almost casual artistic meeting of two brilliant musicians gave rise to something simply spectacular in the electro hyperspace. A special partnership based on mutual esteem and admiration, that between the Italian Christian Ryder from TourdeForce and the Swedish Johan Hansson, protagonist of the projects We The North and Unitary, represents today an event of…

TourdeForce – Very Industrial People | Review by Sonic Seducer magazine

by Stephan Wolf | Mar. 2018 | Auch auf seinem vierten Longplayer beliebt der Norditaliener Christian Ryder allenfalls vordergründig zu scherzen. So auch der Albumtitel sowie das Artwork auf den ersten Blick ironisierend oder gar spöttisch intendiert erscheinen mögen, verbaut er auf „Very Industrial People“ jede Menge gesellschaftskritisch seriösen Zündstoff. Dabei rührt er einen jederzeit…

Official Press Release // NODe

Inventiveness and refinement strongly characterize the sound of Italians NODe. The music created by this project goes beyond the ordinary stereotypes to which the listener is accustomed, ensuring him an uninterrupted flow of active entertainment and sonic spectacularity. The main element that makes this ensemble so unique is the ability to unify and perfectly balance…

Sonic Seducer Magazine | Interview with Monstergod

by Catrin Nordwig | April 2018 | Your sound is, indeed, quite a unique mixture of oldschool and newschool electronics/goth stuff, it even has some synthpop moments. How do you bring these styles together? Must be quite challenging to throw all these – seemingly – generic borders over board, mustn’t it? It’s quite funny, when…

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