We The North – Endemic EP | Review by Peek-a-boo magazine

04/08/2016  |  Wim GUILLEMYN Johan Hansson is the man behind the Swedish electropop project We The North. He calls his more classical sounding electro pop Nordic Noir. I doubt if that term makes sense. It does not sound like cheerful pop music but I would not dare to call it very dark. Rather somewhere in…

We The North – Endemic EP | Review by Uselinks

19.07.2016 | Markus Schmitz We The North sind ein junges Projekt von Johan Hansson, und wurden vom Label ziemlich überschwänglich angekündigt. In Stockholm beheimatet, macht sich Herr Hansson daran, seine Version von modernem, kühlem Electropop zu verbreiten. Beim Opener „Lost Inside“ stockt mir kurz der Atem. Was ist das bitte für eine Gesangsstimme? Die ersten…

Official Press Release // We The North

Something truly exceptional is finally happening in the global electro scene: We The North has arrived, a qualitatively superior project that represents one of the best synthpopish revelations of this year. Their refinement is discernable from the first listen, thanks to electronically geometric structures, so emotionally intense, played with extreme technical accuracy and attention for…

Peek-a-boo magazine | Interview with DioXide

I have always been interested in the process, often more than the result, when it comes to electronic music. Dioxide is a new project driven by the creative spirit of two electronic veterans and talented sound makers. This is a meeting between Andrea Belluci (Red Sector A) and Andrew Lagowski (Lagowski, S.E.T.I. ). The album…

Dioxide – Specular Mirrors | Review by Side-Line magazine

by Stéphane Froidcoeur | April 25, 2016 | Dio<X>ide is a brand-new Italian project set up by 2 veterans of the scene. This is the meeting between Andrew Lagowski and Andrea Bellucci – aka Red Sector A. Lagowski got involved in numerous projects and collaboration works while Andrea Bellucci got some fame and recognition with…

Dioxide – Specular Mirrors | Review by Flux webzine

Published by Alessandro Violante on March 14, 2016 One in a thousand succeeds in doing it! Dioxide‘s debut, Specular Mirrors, is an interesting clearly IDM / braindance album and is the product of a new italian act formed by the well known musicians Andrew Lagowski and Andrea Bellucci, that here widely demonstrate how the intelligent…

Official Press Release // DioXide

Andrea Bellucci and Andrew Lagowski are two inspired alchemists of electronic sound: they have developed over the years an highly sophisticated, intelligent and futuristic musical perception, constantly seeking a final balance between compositional perfection and an effective autonomous music dynamism, giving to their songs an artificial communicative energy. Through the project Dioxide the two protagonists…

ParaNormal – The Cold Room | Review by Peek-a-boo magazine

Ruben Saey | 15/01/2016 | Again Mexico sends its sons. Of course, there is Hocico, which is the big name in the electro scene, but now we are introduced to the Mexican electro trio Para Normal. After Evidence Is Everything, these guys present their second album The Cold Room. Their purpose is quite clear: to…

Halo Effect – Life is Perfect | Review by Side-Line magazine

Stéphane Froidcoeur Dec 29, 2015 | Content: Three years ago EK Product released the “Recoding” album by Halo Effect. The new work got released by the somewhat more pop-orientated sub-division Space Race Records. The Italian formation brings us 16 new songs, which are totally body-pop minded. I was not a huge fan of the previous…

Halo Effect – Life Is Perfect | Review by Dark Music World

Verfasst am 27. Dezember  2015 von Krähenkönig Riccardo | Halo Effect, ein Vierer aus Rom, begann im Herbst 2001 dank der Vereinigung der verschiedenen musikalischen Erfahrungen. Die Atmosphäre der Musik reicht von Synthpop über EBM bis hin zum Darkwave, die musikalischen Erfahrungen hört man deutlich heraus. Die intensive Live-Aktivität hat dazu geführt, in verschiedenen Teilen…

Disturbia Magazine | Interview with Halo Effect

Luego del recientemente lanzamiento de “Life is perfect”, nueva producción de la banda italiana Halo Effects, Disturbia Magazine se puso en contacto con ellos y logró una entrevista exclusiva, donde conversamos de todo un poco. Aquí la entrevista: DIS: ¿Cómo estan chicos?. H.E: Bien gracias DIS: Una de rigor, ¿Quiénes conforman la banda?, ¿La formación sigue…

Public Domain Resource – Six Years | Review by Coma Music magazine

Review by Don Waugh Esq There’s something in the water over at Space Race Records. No, seriously. Earlier this year, I reviewed Public Domain Resource’s American labelmates, Retrogramme, and noted how that band had surprised me with a wonderful album. And now, here come the Italians. Pietro Oliveri founded PDR in 2012, joined by Ugo…

ParaNormal – The Cold Room | Review by Flux webzine

Usually, when we think about post-industrial mexican music, the first artists we think about are Hocico and Amduscia, ignoring the fact that who is in the underground, emerging on an important label such as Space Race Records, twin label of the more than just well-known italian-based EKP records, can often hide precious gems, like this…

Official Press Release // ParaNormal

After having made crazy thousands international estimators of technological music scene by their previous album “Evidence Is Everything”, the Mexicans Para Normal add another sensational masterpiece to their discography with the new full-length entitled “The Cold Room“, strongly sure to get even higher awards in terms of artistic prestige, increasing the number of fans. Eleven…

Halo Effect – Life Is Perfect | Review by Vox Empirea

The Roman formation Halo Effect, by far among the most quotable and promising ones of the international electronic scene, it officially proclaimed as operating band since 2001 with the following line-up: John Andrew Peverieri (vox / lyrics / musics), Alessandro Polinori (second vox / keys / lyrics / musics), Federico Rosi (keys / musics) and…

Halo Effect – Life Is Perfect | Review by Ver Sacrum

Gli Halo Effect, che i nostri lettori hanno già incontrato su queste pagine, in ultimo in occasione del loro album del 2009 “The Fourth Zone” hanno rilasciato di recente il loro nuovo lavoro Life is Perfect. La band romana non ha quindi bisogno di presentazione, dal momento che la sua attività è iniziata fin dal…

Halo Effect – Life Is Perfect | Review by Medienkonverter

Zwei Jahre ist es mittlerweile her, als ein wahrer Sturm an medienwirksamer Promotion die Sozialen Netzwerke überzog: Die italienische Electroformation „Halo Effect“ veröffentlichte ihr Album „Recoding“ und schaffte es wie kaum ein anderer Mitbewerber, die bis dato noch überschaubare Fanschar mit Informationen, Hörproben, Interviews, Fotos und professionellen Musikvideos („Sector Beta“) zu versorgen. Die Rezensionen nahmen…

Halo Effect – Life Is Perfect | Review by Flux webzine

I romani Halo Effect tornano sulla scena con un nuovo album dopo tre anni dall’ultimo Recoding uscito per la EK Product. Life Is Perfect segna il passaggio alla label sorella Space Race Records, quest’ultima più legata a produzioni electro moderne e di impostazione melodica, con mai celati influssi synth pop. Ben sedici brani la maggior…

Retrogramme – Feed | Review by Intravenous Magazine

Washington DC’s Retrogramme return with their latest full-length studio album and follow up to 2012’s ‘For Our Dearly Departed’. The band’s pleasing and original blend of synthpop, idm and darkwave has always had a lot of potential to offer and has developed a strong buzz that they now look to capitalise on with ‘Feed’. The…

Official Press Release // Halo Effect

Considered as one of the best Italian technological-projects, Halo Effect possess the rare ability to involve listening through a portentous combination among futurepop, electropop, EBM and darkwave, characterized by increasing rhythms and ‘very-catchy’ / super-danceable harmonies. Reached by now a well-established soundness built since the year 2001, the band publish its fourth album entitled “Life…

Retrogramme – Feed | Review by ElektroSkull

A crazy mix of relatively catchy compositions. Electropop with a touch of triphop, electrorap, danceable electro, vocoderfilled futurepop and electro rock. Sounds messy? It is. But not in the sprawling and negative sense. Reaching all the way in today’s hitfocused popscene is as everyone knows no easy task. Retrogramme’s arsenal of different experiments do not…

Public Domain Resource – Six Years | Review by Darkroom magazine

Ad un anno e mezzo dal valido album d’esordio “Dead Surface” tornano i PDR, duo bergamasco di recente formazione ma con alle spalle un background che affonda negli anni ’80. Quel suono retrò in bilico fra synthpop ed EBM anni ’80/’90 apprezzato nel debut si colora oggi di un’intensità tutta nuova: i ritmi sono più…

Klonavenus – Angst | Review by Ver Sacrum

Tornano i Klonavenus sotto la bandiera del dark-electro, ancora una volta con il marchio Space Race Records. Il duo romano – Chemnitz e Saffio – si attiene alla formula scelta a suo tempo e la porta avanti perfezionandola e limandola, proponendo soprattutto suoni più puliti e curati, grazie anche alla produzione ineccepibile e all’esperienza ormai…

Public Domain Resource – Six Years | Review by Vox Empirea

Through the second album titled “Six Years”, the Bergamo Public Domain Resource have made a subsequent, fundamental progress in stylistic advancing and, then, in the definitive consolidation of their fame. The project was distinguished already during 2013 – the year in which it officially originated the discographic career of this talented power duo – as…

Retrogramme – Feed | Review by Coma music magazine

Hailing from Washington, D.C., the band Retrogramme may be one of the best kept secrets in American darkwave, but with the release of their third full length, that may soon change. Do a quick Google on the band, and you’ll see the words synthpop, IDM, darkwave, and even electrogoth bandied about to describe the wondrous…

Public Domain Resource – Six Years | Review by Intravenous magazine

The Italian duo of Public Domain Resource return with their sophomore offering in the form of ‘Six Years’. Formed in 2012, their début album, last year’s ‘Dead Surface’, was a promising one that comprised of a complex mix of 80s synthpop with 90s ebm that was both dance-friendly and intelligent in its construction. The band’s…

Public Domain Resource – Six Years | Review by Ver Sacrum

Tornano i Public Domain Resource, ovvero Ugo Crescini e Pietro Oliveri, con la loro synth-wave leggera e piacevole che avevamo già sperimentato con il debut album Dead Surface del 2013. Con questo Six years i due continuano il discorso intrapreso a suo tempo ma, nel mantenersi in linea con le loro preferenze stilistiche, mostrano maturità…

Public Domain Resource – Six Years | Review by Flux webzine

Mastodontico. Il nuovo album del duo bergamasco Public domain resource, Six years, rappresenta lo sforzo di condensare in quattordici brani un sound electro industrial piuttosto complesso e variegato, contraddistinto da una notevole ricchezza e complessità di soluzioni melodico-ritmiche, in cui le vocals di Ugo Crescini rappresentano solo un elemento aggiuntivo, per quanto gradevole e importante,…

Flux webzine | Intervista ai Klonavenus

Oggi parliamo con i Klonavenus, un duo romano che, pochi giorni fa, ha pubblicato un nuovo album per la Space race records, Angst (qui la recensione), in cui musica electro e timbrica darkwave convivono perfettamente insieme: il gusto per l’electro di ispirazione canadese e l’utilizzo del sampling cinematografico non rinunciano alla melodia e al piglio…

Public Domain Resource – Six Years | Review by Brutal Resonance

Public Domain Resource is back with their latest album, “Six Years”. And, what they have come striking back with is a much improved package that overcomes some problems from their previous release, “Dead Surface”. For once, each one of the songs are equally listenable and there is enough on this plate to serve out a…

Official Press Release // Public Domain Resource

After the resounding success in the year 2013 of the previous album “Dead Surface”, the Italian power-duo Public Domain Resource returns offering a more and more perfect and intriguing sound. Six Years is the new album released in 2015, specially planned for conquering big masses of eletro-listeners and electro-dancers by fourteen songs of great technological…

Klonavenus – Angst | Review by Machinist Music

Новый альбом группы KLONAVENUS звучит как середнячковая работа с не самым интересным мужским вокалом. Выбрав для “Angst” стезю полностью электронного звучания, группа упрямо балансирует на тонкой грани между darkwave, future pop и электро-ЕВМ. При этом новые песни команды явно ориентированы на окологотические клубные танцполы, и пару-тройку их них можно даже назвать условно заразительными. Ровный и…

Retrogramme – Feed | Review by Idie:youdie

Virginia’s Retrogramme have done well by keeping their genre options open on their new album Feed. The music on their third LP falls under the the broad category of dark electronic music, with liberal use of tropes from darkwave, EBM, futurepop, electropop and even a touch of electrogoth nicely accenting the band’s strength as programmers…

Retrogramme – Feed | Review by Ver Sacrum

I Retrogramme, quartetto di Alexandria, Washington D.C sono in attività dal 2007 e giungono quest’anno al terzo lavoro: Feed è un doppio CD di una certa consistenza, poiché comprende dodici tracce più sei remix, il tutto con una produzione assai curata. Si tratta di musica di ispirazione ’80, con riferimenti principalmente al synth-pop, ma non…

Klonavenus – Angst | Review by Flux webzine

Mi ricordo chiaramente il primo libro di cinema che lessi: iniziava dalla famosissima sequenza di Persona di Ingmar Bergman, ed è da qui che inizia l’analisi di questo nuovissimo lavoro del duo romano Klonavenus. E’ la medesima sequenza che chiude il video del loro nuovo singolo Hide. In questo album-film tributo al cinema più particolare…

Gimme Shelter – Warnemünde | Review by Side-Line magazine

Space Race Records has already surprised me a few times with electro-pop and body-pop inspired formations, but this Leipziger duo is without a shadow of a doubt one of my favorites. After some self-released EP’s they joined the Italian label devoted to electro-pop to unleash their official debut. Robert Grolms and Niko “DrMOllE” Kötzsch clearly…

Official Press Release // Klonavenus

After the great resonance obtained in 2012 with the previous “KlonaWelt”, the duo composed by Saffio and Paolo Chemnitz returns with “Angst“, a perfect work in which the sonic technology joins the pure energy, generating spectacular modulations that constitute one of the last frontiers of electronic avantgarde. Direct percussiveness, geometrically fractionated, dark vocals, gloomy keyboards:…

Sonic Seducer magazine | Interview with Retrogramme

by Marc Urban | Rob speaking for the whole band | Your third album is called “Feed”. Who do you want to feed and how does your feed look like?        We want the public to feed on our music with the obsession of a serial killer.  Just kidding (sort of)! That description DOES match the…

Retrogramme – Feed | Review by Intravenous magazine

Washington DC’s Retrogramme return with their latest full-length studio album and follow up to 2012’s ‘For Our Dearly Departed’. The band’s pleasing and original blend of synthpop, idm and darkwave has always had a lot of potential to offer and has developed a strong buzz that they now look to capitalise on with ‘Feed’. The…

Retrogramme – Feed | Review by Flux webzine

Il nuovo capitolo del trio Retrogramme si è fatto molto attendere: quello composto da Rob Early, Nikk Allen e Dmitry Pavlovsky è un progetto dai confini piuttosto labili, una strada in cui più sfaccettature della musica elettronica si incontrano continuamente all’interno di landscapes sempre attenti al lato catchy e melodico della proposta. Feed, questo il…

Retrogramme – Feed | Review by Brutal Resonance

I’ll start this review off by saying that I’ve always found Retrogramme to be capable and skilled, but I could never really get into their works completely. Potential was damn well lit throughout their discography thus far. They have been capable of attaining a natural fanbase and respectable favor among critics and musicians alike. But,…

Official Press Release // Retrogramme

The Washington DC-based band Retrogramme possess the rare ability to surprise us. Always. Whenever they unleash their creativity we have to wait for a result far above our expectations. The antecedent album “For Our Dearly Departed” of 2012 is still considerated as an object of cult, but the new double full-length “Feed” promises to go…

Gimme Shelter – Warnemünde | Review by Ver Sacrum

Warnemünde, il debut album del duo di Lipsia Gimme Shelter, è una delle prime proposte per il 2015 da parte della Space Race Records. Robert Grolms e Niko Kötzsch, che avevano diffuso il promo “Deep Pink Water” circa cinque anni fa, sono seguaci del ‘verbo’ del synth pop così come ci è stato insegnato dai…

Gimme Shelter – Warnemünde | Review by Uselinks

Mit Gimme Shelter gibt sich eine weitere Synthiepopband aus Good Old Germany die Ehre. Wobei die Bezeichnung Synthiepop nicht so ganz stimmt, da Gimme Shelter die Genregrenzen nicht ganz so Eng zieht und sich auch der EBM bedient. Robert Grolms und Niko Kötzsch konnte bereits einige Konzerte, darunter sogar ein Auftritt beim 2010er WGT, bestreiten…

Lost Reality – Fleeting Awareness | Review by Side-Line magazine

Lost Reality is not exactly the most familiar name active in the electro-pop scene. The Italian duo is already active since 1996 and has released several productions, which unfortunately for them never caught world-wide attention. The band joined Space Race Records and unleashed their new full length featuring 10 songs. The debut song is an…

Official Press Release // Gimme Shelter

After the solid qualitative advancement of their electronic style manifested at the beginning of the third Millennium with the promo “Deep Pink Water”, the Leipziger duo Gimme Shelter is ready to surprise you by a new release designed with mental clarity and vanguard technologism. Robert Grolms and Niko Kötzsc present in 2015 a masterpiece simply…

Lost Reality – Fleeting Awareness | Review by Ver Sacrum

di Mrs. Lovett, 29 gennaio 2015 Terzo album per i Lost Reality, band italiana ideata da Garmo e Kaos K, ai quali si è aggiunto recentemente Dom. In attività dal 1996, i nostri si inseriscono nella tradizione synth-pop/new wave, come attesta anche questo Fleeting Awareness, contenente dieci tracce di matrice elettronica, gradevoli e dall’atmosfera malinconica.…

Gimme Shelter – Warnemünde | Review by Brutal Resonance

German duo Gimme Shelter has unleashed their latest album Warnemunde onto the masses. And, seeing as I don’t have a whole lot to say about this release, I’m going to try and keep this review short and to the point. The vocals from Robert come off nice and well off, serving their purpose in smooth…

Lost Reality – Fleeting Awareness | Review by Brutal Resonance

Lost Reality is an Italian project that officially has been active since 1996. Since then, however, there has been a huge change in sound, lots of appearances in various places, including on television, and compilations. Now, however, they are on the Space Race Records label, putting out their third album, Fleeting Awareness. Ten tracks spanning…

Gimme Shelter – Warnemünde | Review by Flux webzine

Lasciamo che il duo tedesco Gimme shelter ci accompagni verso Warnemünde (il debut album di cui vi parliamo) attraverso una strada costellata di episodi che, nella loro diversità, sono legati dal filo rosso del synth pop. Sì, la voce di Robert Grolms vi farà immediatamente venire in mente Dave Gahan, ed è anche ovvio se…

Gimme Shelter – Warnemünde | Review by Der Medienkonverter

„Bah, schon wieder eine neue Synthpop-Band!“ Wie oft musste ich derartige Aussagen, die mehr von Ignoranz und Neid, als von echter musikalischer Aufgeschlossenheit zeugen, in den letzten Jahren lesen, sobald ein vielversprechendes Release einer der breiten Öffentlichkeit eher unbekannten Formation in diversen Szenemagazinen besprochen wurde. Deshalb muss der Medienkonverter in unregelmäßigen Abständen für kritische Relativierungen…

TourdeForce – Jedem Das Seine | Review by Industrial Revolution

Descrivere in breve cosa racchiudono le 12 tracce di ‘Jedem Das Seine’ potrebbe risultare esercizio rischioso e riduttivo al tempo stesso. Le composizioni del progetto capitanato da Christian Ryder si muovono apparentemente lungo i binari del synthpop ed electropop, ma anche ad un primo ascolto emergono chiare e distinguibili altre categorie sonore di un lavoro…

Nine Seconds – Nothing To Confess | Review by RingMaster

Nothing To Confess is the second electro stomp from the collaboration of vocalist Oliver Spring of Sleepwalk / tEaR!dOwN / Nerve Conflict ) with No Comment keyboardists René Ebner and Thomas Kowalzik which goes under the name Nine Seconds. The successor to their successful and well received debut Poladroids of 2013, the project’s new album…

Darkitalia webzine | Intervista ai Lost Reality

Lost Reality: l’eleganza del suono by Lunaria Interessante band italiana che tenta un approccio stilistico elegante e sperimentale all’elettronica di matrice Wave. Vediamo cosa ci raccontano i Lost Reality sul loro nuovo album “Fleeting awareness”! Per prima cosa, presentatevi ai nostri lettori! (KEKKO) Un saluto a tutti i lettori, noi siamo i Lost Reality, una…

Lost Reality – Fleeting Awareness | Review by Peek-a-boo magazine

The Italian duo Lost Reality pleasantly knows how to mix electro and (mostly emotional) rock together. The music is at its best when the songs are slowly building into a bombastic ending, like on the best songs on this album: the very impressive ’7 P.M.’ (with a Muse-ending) and the lovely semi-ballad ’Unknown’. Unfortunately Lost…

Mavros Krinos | Christian Ryder – TourdeForce interview

Αποκλειστικό: Συνέντευξη του Christian Ryder (TourdeForce) στον «Μαύρο Κρίνο»! Nikos Επιμέλεια και οργάνωση συνέντευξης: Λυκούργος Κυκλοφόρησε πριν από λίγο καιρό ο νέος δίσκος των TourdeForce, το “Jedem Das Seine”.Το όνομα του συγκροτήματος μάλλον άγνωστο στους περισσότερους από όσους ενδεχομένως  θα  διαβάσουν τη συνέντευξη που ακολουθεί. Μουσικά σίγουρα όχι το είδος  που οι πιο πολλοί από…

Nine Seconds – Nothing To Confess | Review by Side-Line magazine

Content: We discovered Nine Seconds in 2012 with their self-released 12” “Irresolution”, followed in 2013 by the official debut album “Poladroids”. Nine Seconds now strikes back with a new and empowered long player entitled “Nothing To Confess”. The band consisting of ex-Sleepwalk singer Oliver Spring, and No Comment founding members René Ebner and Thomas Kowalzik…

Lost Reality – Fleeting Awareness | Review by Flux webzine

Anche l’Italia collabora alla scena synth pop / electro rock con il duo (ma che nel 2015 diventerà un trio) Lost reality composto da Garmo e da Kaos K, qui al loro secondo album, Fleeting Awareness, per la Space Race Records, il lato più melodico della EK Product. Il duo propone, infatti, un interessante mix…

Lost Reality – Fleeting Awareness | Review by Machinist

Новый альбом итальянской группы LOST REALITY не хватает звезд с неба, но даже при своем на первый взгляд “средненьком” содержимом вполне может стать событием или приятным сюрпризом для поклонников мелодичного поп-рока, электророка и постпанка. В большинстве композиций дуэта прекрасно соблюден баланс между гитарными партиями, клавишными, электроникой и битами. Проникновенные мужские вокалы также недурны. В двух-трех…

Nine Seconds – Nothing To Confess | Review by ElektroSkull

Great production skills but lacks serious hit potential. Nine Seconds debut album “Poladroids” was somewhat torn between pure synthpop songs and songs of more industrial EBM character. Sound and production, however, was of the highest class and promised well for the future release. Prior to the second full-length album was the big issue of the…

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