Halo Effect – Recoding | Review by Peek-a-Boo magazine

You can feel it right from the start. We’re taking off for a luxurious flight to Synthpop/EBM heaven. “Cold Front”, the fierce and fiery “Recoding _”-kickoff, promises sixty beat infested minutes of pure Fun & Future. “Burning Chrome” continues in strict EBM-tempo, marching through cyber reality with the greatest of ease. Time for the BIG…

Halo Effect – Recoding | Review by Synth.nu

Italienska Halo Effect bildades redan 2001, men det är först nu när kvartetten från Rom släpper sitt tredje album – Recoding – som jag får upp ögonen på dem. Recoding innehåller fjorton spår synthpop/bodypop som går lite i samma anda som And One och De/Vision. I dagens läge är det kanske inte så svårt att…

MonsterGod – Resurrected | Review by Synth.nu

Den polska duon bestående av Schnitter och Smola är aktuella med nytt album – Resurrected. Ett album bestående av tolv låtar plus fyra bonus spår. Duons musik kan beskrivas som en blandning av industri, EBM och goth i mestadels medelfart. I några låtar har duon valt att ta in gitarr för att lägga till en…

Halo Effect – Recoding | Review by Onda Rock

La musica EBM ha un suo preciso circuito musicale che nutre cultori a livello internazionale con nomi di grido che magari non saranno noti ai più, ma che nello stesso tempo, dal vivo, registrano numerosi sold-out. I casi più eclatanti sono quelli di And One, VNV Nation e Covenant, band che sono di sicuro tra…

Mechatronic return with the new album “Dreams”

Mechatronic was formed 2002 in the city of Uppsala, Sweden. The members are Wilhelm Äretun (singing and programming) and Emma Hortlund (lyrics and synthesizers). In that time they’ve gone from strength to strength, becoming bolder with their songwriting and not being afraid to mix things around a bit. Together they make music in the Synthpop/Futurepop…

Spektralized launch “In Between the Opposite”

Standard composition at the highest levels, immediately capturing melodies and a strong dose of danceability are the driving forces of this album. “In Between The Opposite”, the fourth one of a discography qualitatively in continuing ascent as manifestation of a creative talent that knows no limits. The electropopish atmospheres built by the Norwegian Spektralized speaks…

Halo Effect – Recoding | Review by Medienkonverter

Bislang war Italien nicht dafür bekannt, die elektronische Musikszene mit krass-geilen Neuveröffentlichungen im Bereich des EBM-Synthpop-Genres zu beglücken. Doch seitdem das Label EK Produkt in schöner Regelmäßigkeit sowohl den einheimischen „musicista“, als auch internationalen Acts durch aufwendige Werbeaktivitäten nachdrücklichen Schwung verleiht, kommen europäische Club-DJs nicht mehr um talentierte EK-Eigengewächse wie „Impakt!“, „Klonavenus“ und nicht zuletzt…

Halo Effect – Recoding | Review by ElektroSkull

En rymddoftande mix av olika stilar Italienska Halo Effect bildades 2001 och efter två tidigar demo-EP’s – “Past Continuous” och “Days of Silence” debuterade man på egen hand med EP’n “Schwarz” under 2006. Efter detta  plockades man upp av det  vitryska (digitala)skivbolaget Haze, där man två år senare (2008) gjorde sin albumdebut med “New Romantic…

Endless Shame – Elevator | Review by Intravenous magazine

Initially, the fourth album by synthpop Swedes Endless Shame sounds like a futuristic Pet Shop Boys. From the softly sung lyrics to the chorused backing vocals and keyboard punctuation Elevator is Tennant and Lowe in Scandinavian form. After ‘Hear Me Now’ (practically an electro homage to the 80s duo) the trio from Sweden make more…

Halo Effect – Recoding | Review by Side-Line magazine

Halo Effect is an Italian combo that mainly released EP’s and their 2nd full length on Ionium Records. “Recoding” is their 3rd album for which they’ve released on the Italian electro label EK Product.I have to admit that I’m not familiar with Halo Effect, which sounds clearly inspired by the body-pop style of And One.…

Lost Reality

Lost Reality is a project which dates back to 1996 and has undergone a radical evolution over time. The style of music performed by the group nowadays is an Electro / Darkwave / alternative genre. In 1999, the group was contacted by an American record label based in Rome and proposed that the group put…

Donamorte

The Donamorte project (Italy) came into being in 2011 from an idea by Armando “Donamorte” Ammerata, (vocalist) along with the brilliant collaboration of Garmo on programming and Kaos K on guitars. Our sound is an explosive mix of Gothic, Industrial and Darkwave. We always endeavour to give our best during the drafting of our songs,the…

2nd Civilization

2nd Civilization started off in the late 80’s as a hobby project: a couple of guys jamming together on their first drum computers and synthesizers. Influenced by Kraftwerk, DAF, Front 242 and others, some demo tapes were released, to great (local) critical acclaim. In 1991, a full album was recorded in a professional 32-track studio.…

Retrogramme

Retrogramme is a Washington DC-based electronic music act that has cultivated a strong underground buzz with their wide-range of sophisticated electronic styles and influences. Rob Early, the principal synthesist and programmer, Nikk Allen, the primary songwriter, and Dmitry Pavlovsky, the lead vocalist weave IDM, synthpop, darkwave, and ambient sounds into their own distinctive style which…

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