Wednesday 21 January 2009

Quality old school EBM: Elite!

Elite! is exactly what it say it is: elite! This France based old school EBM act presents more DAF and Nitzer Ebb style the way it was back in its glory days, than most today's bands do. Especially early DAF influence is more rare in modern EBM, but Elite! proves that wrong through such stand-out tracks as Harte Liebe and Mein Mädchen. You can hear those and other songs on Elite! Myspace

Elite! presents music that ranges from fast energic punk to more hardbeating straight old school EBM, and a few slower slightly atmospheric tracks. Today is when the third album from this band is released, with the title "Totenkopf". You can preview it and buy it (and the other two albums) from Black Montana label. "Totenkopf" presents 12 tracks, including remixes by EkoBrottsMyndigheten and Frontal.

One good thing about this project is that, in contrast to many other bands this blog promotes, it is very easy accessable. Three albums have been released and are available for digital purchase on Black Montana label. Eine Tasse Jäger blog has purchased from there several times before and can confirm that it delivers what it promises. In addition to Elite! you can also find Equitant's hard beating releases on their pages.

Wednesday 14 January 2009

Old School Electrology Vol.1 (4-CD Box-Set)

Something very EBM, exclusive and exciting is coming soon.

The previously mentioned huge box set with vari0us old school EBM acts (see post with new year greeting) has finally revealed the bands and track list. It holds many surprises, especially since all the tracks are exclusive. This looks like something every EBM fan would enjoy, as well as a nice introduction to this style of music for a newcommer.

View the official track list here.

The 4-CD box set is actually a mix of oldschool EBM, anhalt EBM, and authentic dark electro. Many of the bands this blog promotes are included, such as Astma, Darkmen, Agrezzior, Ondska, AutoDaFeh, Tech Nomader, ELITE!, Judge: Dred, U.M.M., EkoBrottsMyndigheten and many others. In addition some bands that have been silent for a long time are included, such as Presto Fervant and Pouppée Fabrikk and Controlled Analogue Programming (CAP). These bands are only a few of the whole line-up, so view the link above for more details.

To tease you a little, there are two surprises in the track-list that will be revealed sometime later. (Eine Tasse Jäger crosses it's Jägermeister smeared fingers that one of those will be Jäger 90.)

Release date isn't specific yet, but spring 2009 is the approximate date. Eine Tasse Jäger blog awaits patiently!

Friday 9 January 2009

The more punk side of EBM: T.W.A.T. and Batch ID

Most EBM has a little of punk or electro-punk in it, but some bands take it much farther. Many are aware of Container 90 and their magnificent punk approach, not the least their great loud and proud album from last autumn. Here are another two bands.

T.W.A.T. is a side project from EkoBrottsMyndigheten, but the music is different and in turn pretty unique for EBM. It's Oi! EBM, naturally with Oi punk influences. T.W.A.T. is the one and only EBM band with this approach, and is definetly worth a listen. You can download their four songs for free here. Listen and enjoy, while we await more material. This project is entirely new, and they were lined-up to support the guitarless back to the roots Die Krupps concert in Germany, but it was unfortunately canceled.

Batch ID is another band with some punk approach, but their songs are more flexible in style, ranging from synthpop to harder EBM to punk and ska influenced. Particularly the song Electric Riot should appeal to punk and ska fans, which is one of the newest songs put up on their Myspace. It is definetly good to hear more unusual old school ebm such as this.

Friday 2 January 2009

Happy New Year from Eine Tasse Jäger blog!!

Eine Tasse Jäger blog wishes everyone a year filled with quality old school ebm!

2009 will continue to present new old school ebm as it has this last year, and we hope so that it will be even more. There are already lots of promises and new releases lined up. 2009 will bring you new releases from among others SPARK!, Darkmen, AutoDaFeh, as well as a collection box set presenting many of the bands this blog is about. There are many great concerts being planned, such as a big tour from Ionic Vision, and not the least the Familientreffen V festival, which is obligatory to every old school ebm fan, and which this year has lined up such great bands as Jäger 90, Proceed, Sturm Café, AutoDaFeh, and even A Split Second - the classical ebm band from back in the day when the years were still quality 80s. Plus many more!