K-Bereit

 

 Today we speak to French Glamustrial band, K-Bereit. What’s the history of K-Bereit? Too long to tell. Well, I’ll try to be short: Dominique is the mastermind of Kriegbereit and Cobalt 60. After success and end of those groups, he spend almost 10 years having a normal life with family and stuff. He met a guy who convince him that with his name they could do something. The fact was that during 10 years Dom did everything, and was not considered as the leader. I met them on April 2012. Dom wanted to stop. I was them perform and like the music. They asked me to become their manager for fun, and it works: listening to my advice we tour […]

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Ira-k Organisation

 

 Today we speak to Italian Electro-Industrial band Ira-K Organisation. What’s the history of Ira-k Organisation? The project was born in 2006. After playing in other bands as a bass player I decided to tackle a challenge solo. The result looks great. What genre of music do you consider your work to be? The sound of Ika is electronic/industrial with dark shades. But I do not have a specific genre to follow according to the sensations of the moment. Inspiration? The world around us. Everyday life. Death. The war. Life. Religion… god exist? Who is your greatest musical influence and why? My musical influences are varied. Listening very little industrial music … because, honestly, for me is like listening to the […]

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Train to Spain

 

 Once again we interview another amazing Swedish group, Train to Spain. What’s the history of Train To Spain? Jonas:Actually it started 1984 when I bought dModes ”SomeGreatAward” I was hook and I wanted to make own music and started a band with a friend I had an old Yamaha Portasound keyboard my friend had a Casio the drum machine came was a program from Commodore64…The story with that band ended really quick Quiet natural because the technology wasn’t at it is today The story continues 20years later I bought a real synthesisers and hook it up to a computer with a DAW Much easier! I started making instrumental songs and bought more synths both old a new ones I was […]

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Renoized

 

 Today we speak to Alex and Gadge from the British band, Renoized. What’s the history of Renoized? Alex: That depends whether you want it right from the start or not! The inception of Renoized happened in 2010 after a breakup that I reacted to very badly, some lyrics born out of some serious hurt and depression got the ball rolling, and it was something that I felt didn’t suit my current music project at the time; this was a song I had to do alone. It wasn’t until a year later that Gadge joined the band. While I don’t want to blow my own trumpet or sound arrogant, I’ve always been the driving force behind Renoized, and the ‘I Am […]

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Machinista: Arizona Lights and Xenoglossy

 

 Sweden has been known for producing some of the best Electro-Pop of the past two decades and I’m glad to say that after listening to Machinista‘s latest offerings, Arizona Lights (EP) and Xenoglossy (LP), that this is not likely to change anytime soon. [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/machinista/arizona-lights-snippet” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”ff7700″ width=”100%” height=”81″] Arizona Lights (sample above) is a fantastic 10 track EP filled with hard dance-floor filling remixes, hints of the full-length album and an incredibly emotional acoustic version of “Pushing the angels astray”. The latter hits home every time it’s played. [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/machinista/machinista-xenoglossy-snippets” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”ff7700″ width=”100%” height=”81″] Xenoglossy (sample above) takes what Arizona Lights hinted at and then takes it to the next level with fast-paced drumbeats, mysteriously haunting synths […]

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Machinista

 

 Recently we spoke to Swedish Electro-Pop duo, Machinista. What’s the history of Machinista? Richard: Well, in short. I was just closing down with my previous band Vision Talk and at the same time John was planning to start up a new electronic pop band. It all felt fresh from the start and here we are now world! What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Richard: It´s so damn hard to put a genre to music nowadays. Electronic pop is a good term to use, however we are more than open to use acoustic elements as well. For instance, we do have plans for guitar on stage in the near future. [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/machinista/machinista-pushing-the-angels” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”ff7700″ width=”100%” […]

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Citizen 16: Construct

 

 The dance-floor jumps and the walls vibrate as the hard hitting sounds of Citizen 16′s album “Construct” assault the nightclub. Hailing from both the U.S.A and Romania this unique ensemble (They are like the bastard lovechild of VNV-Nation and Tactical Sekt), hit all the right notes when it comes to giving powerful dance-floor filling tracks. [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/citizen-16/my-friend” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”ff7700″ width=”100%” height=”81″] “It took almost a year in the making. I worked on lyrics and vocals in my private studio as well as some of the writing I did, then sent it to Miki. Miki did the same in his home studio, then sent back to me, a long process that went almost around the world to get done.” -Wolf […]

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Citizen 16

 

 Today we speak to American, Electro-Industrial/Dark-Wave band, Citizen 16. What’s the history of Citizen 16? Citizen 16 was a project started in early 2010 by creator and lead singer Myself (Wolf Neve) After years of being in and out of metal bands and another small industrial project known as “Drone component” I was tired of being pulled down from other bands and stopping me from doing what I wanted in the music scene. I reached out and I started my own Project known as “Citizen 16” A Band that not only let Me release My built up musical talent, But allowed Me to open up My heart releasing Songs that had meaning inside. The meaning of rising up to make […]

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Ritual Aesthetic: Decollect

 

 Impressive guitar riffs supported by dynamic drumbeats and creative syths, all of which flow to powerful vocals which ooze forth creative and mysterious lyrics. This is Ritual Aesthetic at their best. [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/ritual-aesthetic/tender-petal” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”ff7700″ width=”100%” height=”81″] After listening to their latest offering, DECOLLECT, it is no surprise that this intricate and well executed album took nearly three years to complete, as songs like Tender Petal and Orchid Incestus sweep through your very mind, body, and if you like, soul. After listening to Something to know you by, one is instantly overwhelmed with complex emotions and a primeval fever that makes you want to throw your arms in the air and “strut your funky stuff” like some possessed madman. […]

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Ritual Aesthetic

 

 Today we speak to American band, Ritual Aesthetic. What’s the origin of your band name? I got the name for the project after a few months of being frustrated trying to capture the look and feel of what we see depicted in art and entertainment – especially in religious iconography surrounding ritualistic ceremonies into words. Whatever time period you examine you’re usually always finding the same reoccurring thematic elements – fire, conjurations by candle light, physical & allegorical offerings, gatherings in chambers, animal bones, jagged architecture etc. I was trying to hone in on specific sensations or individual sights one may be seeing or feeling in that setting but then it kind of hit me like a ton of bricks […]

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