out now: Menschdefekt – The Human Parasite

Artist:
Menschdefekt

Title:
The Human Parasite

Label:
Infacted Recordings (European edition)
Metropolis Records (US edition)
Deathwatch Asia (Japanese edition)

Cat#:
FACT3140 (European edition)
MET655 (US edition)
DWA 105 (Japanese edition)

Release Date:
16. April 2010 (Germany)
11. May 2010 (USA)
17. April 2010 (Japan)

Format:
CD & digital

Tracklist:
01. Plague [The Human Parasite]
02. Dedicating Hate
03. Psycho Bitch
04. Instincts Of Corruption
05. Schizophrenia
06. Fragile Existence
07. Dekadenz
08. The Way
09. Mind Control
10. Piggy
11. Black Harvest
12. Dark Side
13. Fragile Existence (Acylum Remix)
14. Dekadenz (C-Lekktor Remix)
15. Instincts Of Corruption (FGFC820 Remix)
16. Fragile Existence (ES23 Remix)

Track 13 – 16 are bonus tracks for Japanese edition only!

Info :
Originally formed as a solo project by Dominik R. in 2004, Fredrik was added to the Menschdefekt line-up in 2009. Influenced by different genres such as Trance, FuturePop and others, the band’s sound is a fusion of Electro, Industrial and Goth with aggressive vocals that reflect their socially critical and provocative lyrics. As their namesake implies, their music focuses on topics of war, nationalism/ fascism, murder, consumer consumption and our wasteful society.

Menschdefekt’s first album, Realitaetsverlust, was produced and distributed in 2006, as a result of a friendĀ“s request. Their second album, Degeneration, with even clearer song-structures and a more sophisticated sound, followed in the middle of 2007.

2008 was a big year for Menschdefekt. They won the Aesthetic Perfection Remix Contest to have their remix of “Schadenfreude” on Aesthetic Perfection’s A Violent Emotion bonus CD, and they released their Psych[a]otica EP. In addition, the band recorded their breakthrough hit “Stalingrad” in cooperation with Stahlnebel and Black Selket. The track found its way onto dance floors world wide, as well as spots on internet radio, and compilations such as Interbreeding X (BLC Productions) and Endzeit Bunkertracks Act IV (Alfa Matrix Label Group).

Their success in 2008 brought them to the attention of Infacted Recordings in Europe and Metropolis Records in North America who signed them to release their third album, The Human Parasite in 2010. With The Human Parasite, Menschdefekt has laid out its manifesto, and done so with driving force. In Japan there will be a special limited edition with bonus tracks released on Deathwatch Asia.

Listen:
Menschdefekt@myspace

Buy:
Menschdefekt@myspace
Deathwatch Asia (exclusive Japan edition)
PopOnaut
InfraRot
MusicNonStop.co.uk
Indietective
Amazon GER
Amazon GER (digital)
Amazon US
Amazon US (digital)

Websites:
Menschdefekt
Infacted Recordings
Metropolis Records
Deathwatch Asia

out now: Sinessence – Thrillseeker [Calyx Records]

Artist:
Sinessence

Title:
Thrillseeker

Label:
Calyx Records

Cat#:
CR033

Release Date:
09. April 2010

Format:
CD & digital

Tracklist:
01. Between
02. It Has Began
03. Sadist
04. White Room
05. We Come And Go
06. The Murmur Of The Wind
07. Vacuum Silence (Club Mix)
08. Become One
09. Thrillseeker (Recherche)
10. Cut
11. Hero
12. The Cursed Center
13. Even
14. Superlative Black
15. Nihilism
16. Rummelsburg

Info :
The band Sinessence that consists of two sound engineers from Berlin, Sten and Ryko, as well as the Paris djane Lili, thrives on the different musical backgrounds of their members.

The band, founded by Sten in 1997, bears some resemblance in sound processing to bands like Mentallo & the Fixer, Skinny Puppy or Front Line Assembly, which comes from Sten’s musical roots. Beside his main band Sinessence, Sten is also involved in other ambient-, industrial- and pop projects, and for a few years he was a member of Terminal Choice.

Ryko comes from the noise/industrial sector and he colours the production style with noise attacks and square-edged melodies. Lili’s heart beats for Front 242 and Oldschool electro/E.B.M. So the band’s own motto arose: “Phat hooks on screaming sounds with noisy flavour”.

Their debut CD “Thrillseeker” is full of powerful beats, careful arranged sounds and a fascinating intricacy. But also the texts are convincing because the willing listener can frequently discover a message – a band which has to tell something. The much variable vocals and versatile vocal lines complete the Sinessence sound perfectly. The sound isn’t obtrusive, but it is smoothly absorbed by the consciousness of the listener. So they achieve something that a lot of releases in this genre are lacking. A self-willed but own sound that will emerge for the patient listener bit by bit and gives hope for a new generation of electro heroes.

As an appetizer for their fulltime album, Sinessence released their digital-only single “Between” in December 2009. It contains exclusive tracks – like the French song “Noir Blanc” or the remixes by Supreme Court and Dismantled. The video of “Between” already got a lot of attention before the single was available. The threesome have played live on several festivals like “Planet Myer Day”, on their own concerts in Germany, Poland and France, and as support for bands like Fixmer/McCarthy, Solar Fake, Haujobb, Sero.Overdose, Painbastard or Rotersand.

But Sinessence didn’t only convince on stage, they also satisfy the scene of their quality by providing their own sound and highly acclaimed remixes. So, in January the long awaited album of the electro legend NITZER EBB was released, including an exclusive Sinessence remix of the song “Once You Say” whose backing vocals were contributed by Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore. But also other acts, such as Solitary Experiments, Mezire, Mechanical Moth or Leather Strip, were impressed by the quality and put a Sinessence remix on their new album release.

Listen:

Buy:
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Websites:
Sinessence
Calyx Records