Thursday 31 July 2008

A.D.A.C 8286

One of the many new bands from Germany!

A.D.A.C 8286 is extra old school ebm and electropunk, with their first album release 13th June 2008 (which also was the starting date for Familientreffen IV festival - entirely 100% old school and anhalt ebm festival in Sandersleben, Germany), where the band also played live.

A.D.A.C 8286 can sometimes seem more hardcore in sound, slightly more heavy and punk than a typical electronic body music band. A little bit more straight-forward and agressive. However it remains firmly within old school and anhalt emb style. The band, with two different vocals, makes music about life, girls, work, factory, muscle, cars, and so on. One thing is that I don't know what A.D.A.C 8286 means literarily, anyone who knows feel free to comment or e-mail.

"Move your arms like a generator!"

You can listen to A.D.A.C 8286 songs here:

All the photos in this blog also come from their myspace page.

Their first album "Straight On" can be purchased on Electric Tremor shop:

Monday 21 July 2008


The first band to receive attention here shall be KROPP. Meaning "BODY" in Swedish, it is an entirely new band.

How many worship the old Nitzer Ebb? So Bright So Strong, or particularly That Total Age album ? After listening to it to death and more, one might want to hear something similar, but the truth is, nor the old nor the new ebm music inspired by the old ever managed to pull of an album filled with such energy.

KROPP sounds as a tribute to the old Nitzer Ebb, particularly in the vocals, even if it isn't equally energy-filled as That Total Age. There will be a link below to the band's Myspace page and you can hear for yourself. Many will recognize McCarthy's vocals in it. Otherwise KROPP presents proper old school ebm, which should appeal to everyone loving the old.

The band is on demo stage at this moment (summer, 2008). One demo release has been released last year, but it almost didn't have any vocals. The real thing with KROPP is the new unreleased tracks that you will find on Myspace. The bad thing is that not all songs are present there.. But they surely can be acquired in one way or another.

One special thing with KROPP is that it is entirely 100% Swedish, and the lyrics aren't about machines, factories, war and work.. In fact it often is the opposite - kissing, love, and who your heart beats for. But when that heart beat for that special someone is presented in raw old school sound, inspired by probably one of the strongest vocals of this planet (AUGH!!!!) and very hard beats..

Judge for yourself!

I will keep it up posted here in case any news or new tracks arrive.

Thursday 17 July 2008