Essential industrial synth-pop compilation from the golden age of netlabels.
In only five years from 2009 to 2014, netlabel Synthematik managed to publish over 30 albums or compilations with a matching style, this being my third review and more to come surely. That style is industrial future pop, so distorted sawtooth synth pads galore and half-shouted lyrics abound.
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Industrial synth-wave dubstep from Belarus. Fans of The Prodigy please step closer. And start dancing.
Except for The Prodigy, it took me some tracks to recall the other association my memory was hesitant to draw, but then it clicked: the first instalments of the Command & Conquer realtime strategy games back in the 90’s had a similar, uncompromising metallic sound. Thoroughly danceable and yet highly cinematic, this would make for great party backdrop on a thematic dance night.
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Hard retro synth. Sounds like early 90s dark underground faux disco.
This week’s entry is brought to you by Russian netlabel MNMN Records. Both their homepage and their music look and sound more DIY than average. This release plays electronic industrial tunes. Despite simple song structures, the atmosphere is excellent. Continue reading “Demetr –  Different View Of The World”
Nine Inch Nails is a industrial rock band with experimental touch. Experimental not only in the musical sense, but also in that they try out new forms of music distribution like giving it away for free. Ghosts I-IV is an improvised 36 track album with anonymous tracks, only grouped in “Ghosts I” to “Ghosts IV”. Slow and silent songs are followed by loud and noisy jams. I picked my three favourite tracks that I feel represent the album pretty well. Continue reading “Nine Inch Nails –  Ghosts I – IV”