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Tuxedomoon – 59 to 1
Half-Mute – Tuxedomoon’s debut album on Ralph Records – followed in the wake of several EPs and singles released on their own label. Unlike many techno bands in the wake of punk, they punctuated the electronics with instruments such as sax and violin, the sax reminiscent of the self-taught sounds of David Bowie — not entirely polished, but unmistakable. The lyrics are dark and morose with glimpses of humor. Peter Principle’s bass sounds positively chunky as well, contrasting with the rather fey but propulsive drum machines. (AllMusic)
Armageddon Dildos – East West
Armageddon Dildos are one of the electro pioneers to come out of Germany in the late 80s that have influenced the genre immensely and are still considered to be one of the most powerful electro-industrial bands around. The band is known not to take itself too seriously either, which is evident in their name (slang for Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs)) (DeutschMusikLand)
Converter – Butcher
Converter is the brainchild of Scott Sturgis, a one-man electro-consortium. Originating in Ohio, but now based in Seattle, Converter began in early 1998, when a growing interest in rhythm-drive sound inspired Sturgis to pursue a rhythmic noise-based project (Discogs)
P.A.L. – Concrete Rage
P.A.L. (b. Christian Pallentin, 11 May 1966, from Anthill, Germany – aka P·A·L), began experimenting with music in 1986 & met Stefan Alt in 1993, at which time he contributed a song to a compilation (on Alt’s label, Ant-Zen). Since then, Pallentin has been releasing music under the name P·A·L.The name comes from Pallentin’s last name.
eHpH – I Shot The Devil
Fernando Altonaga grew up in Los Angeles, formed a band with Chris Miller in 1993 called Bloodbath Parade http://www.reverbnation.com/bloodbathparade moved to Colorado in 2000 and formed a project called Black Absolute. On April 4th, 2014, Fernando took the name eHpH put out his first ep (last.fm)
Die Krupps – Wahre Arbeit Wahrer Lohn
Join the rhythm of machine / Feel the power while you learn
Tangerine Dream – Le Parc
Le Parc is an album by electronic artists Tangerine Dream, which was released in May, 1985. Each track on the album is inspired by a particular park from somewhere around the world. Le Parc marked Tangerine Dream’s last studio release with Johannes Schmoelling; he left the band in October 1985. The title track “Le Parc” was used as the theme for the short-lived U.S television series Street Hawk. A video was produced for “Tiergarten”. The track “Central Park” was used as the opening theme for the movie Diamond Ninja Force directed by Godfrey Ho.
Liza Minnelli – Rent
Liza Minnelli’s career as a recording artist essentially lapsed after the commercial failure of her 1977 album Tropical Nights, but recording was never one of her real priorities, taking a back seat to her work as a live performer and film star. Results, her first studio album in 12 years, seemed to come out of the blue. And for Minnelli’s old-time fans, it was very different from what they might have expected. Simply put, the album was a Pet Shop Boys electronic dance disc with Minnelli serving as vocalist. Pet Shop Boys, the duo of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, were all over the record, writing seven of the songs (including a cover of their hit “Rent”),
Combichrist – Fuckmachine
Combichrist is an aggrotech group, formed in Norway and currently based in the United States.
In 2003 Andy LaPlegua of “Icon of Coil” wrote a few power noise/techno cross over tracks under the name of “D.R.I.V.E.”. This was changed to “Combichrist” when the debut album, “The Joy of Gunz” was set to be released on Out Of Line. The name Combichrist originates from a hardcore fanzine LaPlegua made during the late 90s, with “JR Ewing” guitarist Håkon Mella. (last.fm)
KMFDM – Rebels In Kontrol
Just as KRANK was the band’s first single release in nine years, WTF? offers listeners perhaps the most diverse lineup of guest performances since 2002’s ATTAK. Koichi Fukuda of Static-X lends his guitar skills to “Come On – Go Off,” a song that is sure to be a crowd pleaser in live performances. Sebastian Komor offers his programming skills to the caustic and raw atmosphere of “Rebels in Kontrol” and the highly danceable “Amnesia,” while longtime associate Bill Rieflin appears to provide some chatter and shivers on “Dystopia.” (ReGen Mag)
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