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out now: Phase Fatale – Redeemer [Hospital Productions]

October 11, 2017
 

Artist:
Phase Fatale

 

Title:
Redeemer

 

Label:
Hospital Productions

 

Cat#:
HOS-494

 

Release Date:
13th October 2017

 

Format:
CD, vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Spoken Ashes

02.
Operate Within

03.
Human Shield

04.
Interference

05.
Order Of Severity

06.
Beast

07.
Redeemer

 

Press Info:
Phase Fatale creates techno from disparate subcultures of dead industrial with a post-punk spirit, bringing back an immediacy and aggressive energy sorely missing in the contemporary electronic landscape.

With “Redeemer,” the debut full length from Phase Fatale, conceived by DJ and producer Hayden Payne in New York by way of Berlin, deepens his exploration of the tension—both sonic and conceptual—begun on his EPs released over the last three years on the Jealous God and Unterton labels. In intent and impact, Phase Fatale bears allegiance to the surreal influence of Juan Mendez aka Silent Servant, with whom Payne has worked closely in collaboration. It is therefore appropriate that the 12” EP featuring three extended mixes by Silent Servant from “Redeemer” (“Order of Severity,” “Operate Within,” and “Spoken Ashes,”) will be released in tandem.

A defining trait of Payne’s music is his ability to reconcile and integrate the underground character of his past into a precise story on the dancefloor. His subtle incorporation of guitars and vocals never make way for disclaimers or apology. They puncture the face of the mix or recede into the latticework of the sequence, always stalking the perimeter. While maintaining a cold energy that isn’t begot with nostalgia, he edits and extracts the essence of his influences into a unapologetic future. His malaise is repurposed for the degenerated present—in his atmospheric universe of minimalist/maximal percussion.

Beginning with the opening track, “Spoken Ashes,” Phase Fatale demonstrates his unique ability to build tension, cultivating a sound that vacillates, at times imperceptibly, between fragile tranquility and unsettling claustrophobia. He maintains this tense equipoise throughout the album, frequently counterbalancing the vigor of the drums with layers of lost melodies that hang just above the frenetic rhythm and grainy pulse of electronics. The tracks here are controlled and succinct, tightly wound and relentlessly kinetic. Rarely extending beyond the five-minute mark, the songs are compositionally sculpted simultaneously for physical impact and functional decay.

Payne describes “Redeemer” as a deeply “personal piece,” a characterization that is clear upon listening, but doesn’t offer any simple answers. On “Redeemer,” Payne raises a palpable question tracing the circumference somewhere between the despair and liberation one feels standing at the precipice of cynical ecstasy. This is a techno album, but one that is refreshingly punk.

 

Listen:
soon

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Redeemer”

“Order Of Severity”

“Spoken Ashes”

“Human Shield”

 

Video Teaser:

 

Special:
“Resident Advisor RA.593”

 

Buy CD:
Hospital Productions Shop
more soon

 

Buy Vinyl:
Deejay
Boomkat
Afunahme+Wiedergabe Shop
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Boomkat
more soon

 

Websites:
Photnia Theron

 

Websites:
Phase Fatale
Hospital Productions

 

© Photo By Fredrik Altinell
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out now: Depeche Mode – Going Backwards [Columbia Records]

September 15, 2017
 

Artist:
Depeche Mode

 

Title:
Going Backwards

 

Label:
Columbia Records

 

Cat#:
tba

 

Release Date:
September 2017

 

Format:
digital, CD-Maxi & 2xVinyl

 

Tracklist Digital Single:
01.
Going Backwards
(Album Version)

02.
Going Backwards
(Highline Sessions Version)

 

Tracklist Digital Maxi:
01.
Going Backwards
(Radio Edit)

02.
Going Backwards
(Chris Liebing Mix)

03.
Going Backwards
(Chris Liebing Burn Slow Mix)

04.
Going Backwards
(Solomun Extended Radio Remix)

05.
Going Backwards
(Solomun Remix Radio Version)

06.
Going Backwards
(Solomun Club Remix)

07.
Going Backwards
(The Belleville Three Full Vocal Mix)

08.
Going Backwards
(The Belleville Three Deep Bass Dub)

09.
Going Backwards
(The Belleville Three Raw Detroit Dub)

10.
Going Backwards
(The Belleville Three Full Vocal Mix Radio Edit)

11.
Going Backwards
Point Point Remix)

12.
Going Backwards
(Maya Jane Coles Remix)

13.
Poison Heart
(Soulsavers Re-Work)

14.
You Move
(Latroit Remix)

 

Tracklist CD:
01.
Going Backwards
(Radio Edit)

02.
Going Backwards
(Chris Liebing Mix)

03.
Going Backwards
(Solomun Extended Radio Remix)

04.
Going Backwards
(The Belleville Three Full Vocal Mix)

05.
Going Backwards
(Point Point Remix)

06.
Going Backwards
(Chris Liebing Burn Slow Mix)

07.
Going Backwards
(Maya Jane Coles Remix)

08.
Poison Heart
(Soulsavers Re-Work)

 

Tracklist Vinyl:
A1.
Going Backwards
(Chris Liebing Mix)

B1.
Going Backwards
(Solomun Club Remix)

B2.
Going Backwards
(The Belleville Three Deep Bass Dub)

C1.
Going Backwards
(Chris Liebing Burn Slow Mix)

C2.
Going Backwards
(Point Point Remix)

D1.
You Move
(Latroit Remix)

D2.
Poison Heart
(Soulsavers Re-Work)

 

Press Info:
Depeche Mode will release a digital bundle featuring remixes of “Going Backwards” on August 11th. The bundle will include 12 remixes of “Going Backwards” as well as special remixes of “Poison Heart” and “You Move.” The release will be available through all digital and streaming services; fans can purchase here: http://smarturl.it/GoingBackwardsRMX Vinyl and CD versions of the bundle will be available in September.

Depeche Mode also recently released a compelling visual for “Going Backwards.” The stunning video, featuring a stripped-back performance of the track and filmed in 360 degree technology, can be seen online here: http://smarturl.it/GoingBackwards360. The video was directed by Timothy Saccenti, known for his immersive photographic style, and features Depeche Mode in a stylized, full-scale video experience.

 

Video:
“Going Backwards (Highline Sessions Version)”

 

Related Releases:
single “Where’s The Revolution”
album “Spirit”

 

Recommendations:
album “Delta Machine”

 

Buy Digital Single:
Amazon
Google Play
more soon

 

Buy CD Maxi:
Amazon
more soon

 

Buy Digital Maxi:
Google Play
Amazon
more soon

 

Buy Vinyl:
Amazon
more soon

 

Websites:
Depeche Mode
Columbia Records

 

© Photo By Anton Corbijn
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out for a while: Depeche Mode – Spirit [Columbia Records]

September 15, 2017
 

Artist:
Depeche Mode

 

Title:
Spirit

 

Label:
Columbia Records

 

Cat#:
tba

 

Release Date:
March 2017

 

Format:
digital, CD, 2xCD & 2xVinyl

 

Tracklist CD & Vinyl:
01.
Going Backwards

02.
Where’s The Revolution

03.
The Worst Crime

04.
Scum

05.
You Move

06.
Cover Me

07.
Eternal

08.
Poison Heart


09.
So Much Love


10.
Poorman


11.
No More (This Is The Last Time)


12.
Fail

 

Tracklist 2xcCD & Digital:
CD01-01.
Going Backwards

CD01-02.
Where’s The Revolution

CD01-03.
The Worst Crime

CD01-04.
Scum

CD01-05.
You Move

CD01-06.
Cover Me

CD01-07.
Eternal

CD01-08.
Poison Heart


CD01-09.
So Much Love


CD01-10.
Poorman


CD01-11.
No More (This Is The Last Time)


CD01-12.
Fail

CD02-01.
Cover Me
(Alt Out)

CD02-02.
Scum
(Frenetic Mix)

CD02-03.
Poison Heart
(Tripped Mix)

CD02-04.
Fail
(Cinematic Cut)

CD02-05.
So Much Love
(Machine Mix)

 

Press Info:
Spirit will be released digitally and physically worldwide as a standard 12 track album on March 17th on Columbia Records. The band will also release a 2-CD Deluxe version of the album featuring a special 28-page booklet of exclusive artwork and photos, along with 5 remixes created by Depeche Mode, Matrixxman and Kurt Uenala, collectively entitled the ‘Jungle Spirit Mixes’. The vinyl version of Spirit will be released on two 180 gram LPs, featuring the standard album and a special SPIRIT etching on the 4th side. All artwork and photographs accompanying the album are by Depeche Mode’s longtime creative collaborator and renowned filmmaker Anton Corbijn.

Spirit marks the band’s first collaboration with producer James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco (Foals, Florence & The Machine, Arctic Monkeys) and serves as the follow up to the band’s blockbuster 2013 album Delta Machine which debuted at #1 in 12 countries. Says Gahan of the release, “We are exceptionally proud of Spirit, and we look forward to sharing it with everyone. With James Ford and the rest of the production team, we’ve made an album that I believe is truly powerful, both in its sound and its message.”

 

Videos:
“Where’s the Revolution”

“Going Backwards (Highline Sessions Version)”

“Cover Me”

 

Related Releases:
single “Where’s The Revolution”
single “Going Backwards”

 

Recommendations:
album “Delta Machine”

 

Buy CD:
soon

 

Buy 2xCD:
soon

 

Buy Vinyl:
soon

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Websites:
Depeche Mode
Columbia Records

 

© Photo By Anton Corbijn
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[Track Premiere]: Aleks Schatten – Strangled With A Golden Braid [Compulsive Movement]

August 15, 2017

 

Artist:
Aleks Schatten

 

Track:
“Strangled With A Golden Braid”

 

Label:
Compulsive Movement

 

Note:
premiere of “”Strangled With A Golden Braid”” by Aleks Schatten from his EP “ Scars To Reveal”, released soon on Compulsive Movement

 

Related Release:
EP “ Scars To Reveal”

 

Websites:
Aleks Schatten

 
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out now: Aleks Schatten – Scars To Reveal EP [Compulsive Movement]

August 10, 2017
 

Artist:
Aleks Schatten

 

Title:
Scars To Reveal EP

 

Label:
Compulsive Movement

 

Cat#:
none

 

Release Date:
25th Agusut 2017

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Strangled With A Golden Braid

02.
I Lost My Heart Midway To Your Place

03.
Love, Misguided

04.
In Mournings To Exist
[feat. Bestial Mouths]

 

Press Info:
Aleks Schatten’s debut EP ‘Scars To Reveal’ to be released on August 21

Berlin-based artist, Aleks Schatten, releases his first four track EP ‘Scars To Reveal’ on August 21. A collection of otherworldly and dystopian Techno tracks building upon Post Industrial, IDM and Avant-garde Punk. Featuring a track with iconic Berlin-based Post-Industrial band Bestial Mouths on their newly founded ‘Compulsive Movement’ label.

Heavily relying on elaborate sound design and subtle details, the opening duo ‘Strangled With A Golden Braid’ and ‘I Lost My Heart Midway To Your Place’ evoke a gloomy and captivating atmosphere with a sense of intimacy and urgency. Whereas ‘Love, Misguided’ is tailored for dancefloors, openly praising Birmingham’s contribution to Techno and at the same time a fond farewell to Aleks Schatten’s EBM roots. The EP closes with ‘In Mourning To Exist’, an anthemic yet slow-moving number featuring Bestial Mouths’ singer Lynette Cerezo, in her lead role as a tribal preacher and enchantress, embedded in a psychedelic Industrial environment, channelling Coil and Psychic TV’s late 80s/early 90s Techno experiments.

A series of DJ sets is planned for late 2017, following the release of a 2nd EP. Mastered by Neptune Mastering

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Strangled With A Golden Braid”

 

Specials:
“A Collection of Made-Up Stories and Late-Night Paranoia”

 

Buy Digital:
Aleks Schatten @ Bandcamp

 

Websites:
Aleks Schatten