Sunday 22 March 2009

Electro Bosom.Buddies Music released!

The anhalt ebm compilation from Electro Arc is released since a couple of days ago. The fine thing with it is that you can digitally buy it for a very acceptable price, here. (This site requires a registration, and for some reason it doesn't allow to pick a country other than Germany and two others - my solution to that was to just go with Deutschland and type in 10000 as post code).

Electro Bosom.Buddies Music is a very fine release. Some of the tracks have been heard before, others were quite new. You can hear a sample of each song on the album download page and make an opinion yourself. Eine Tasse Jäger blog was especially fond of Ad:KeY - Aggro's Baby, A.D.A.C. 8286 - Sport Frei, Hagen's Brut - Angst, Digital Factor - Dopamin, and Frontal - Aus und Vorbei. But in general, all of the songs on this compilation are quality pieces, each doing a very nice work to represent the band it's from. Musically, you get a mix of electro punk, slower more tough anhalt EBM, faster hard beating minimal electronics, and straight forward EBM, with some entirely new less known bands as well as veterans. 

Bands included are: Ad:KeY, Guerrilla, Darkmen, Dupont, Severe Illusion, A.D.A.C. 8286, Kraft, Ionic Vision, Elite!, Hagen's Brut, Spark!, Body Pleasure, Equitant, UGH...!, Digital Factor, Struck 9, Judge: Dred (The Blister Exists), Standgericht, and Frontal.

Electro Arc made a fine compilation which suits as an introduction album about oldschool influenced EBM in general, and a nice exclusive collection, which will suit any EBM fan.

Monday 16 March 2009

Newest additions to the band list: Pact of Warsaw, Oldschool Union, and Bodystyler

There have been many new anhalt EBM bands lately, here goes some of the most recent.

The first newcommer is Pact of Warsaw. This band is a joined forces project from ELITE! and A.D.A.C. 8286. What is unique with this band is that it digs more selectively in the old school EBM scene, searching for influences. Such bands as Paranoid and Die Warzau can be heard in their music. In addition you can hear the sound of both ELITE! and A.D.A.C. 8286. Only two tracks are uploaded on their myspace, but the band says it is working with more. Pact of Warsaw is quality music all the way.

Finland isn't the first country that comes to mind when you think about old school EBM. Therefore it is a pleasure to present Oldschool Union. Entirely new band, with lyrics only in Finnish, and strong, good quality old school EBM, the way we all like it! The Finnish language fits this sort of music very well, and adds some originality as well. So far you can only hear this on Myspace, but possibly a different form of release might come soon. Now, where do I order this beer...

Bodystyler is one of the bands to appear on Familientreffen V. Altmark Elektros fans look no farther, this project apparently must be either A:E under a different name, or a new project from same people (since some of the older A:E songs are present). However, musically this is somewhat different from typical anhalt EBM. It is still minimalist and hard beating electro, but Bodystyler employs some unusual sounds and synths in their compositions. Make sure to check out for yourself on their myspace.

Monday 9 March 2009

KROPP to replace Sturm Café on Familientreffen V

The now split-up Sturm Café naturally won't appear on Familientreffen V (although it would be very nice with a final good-bye concert, especially for their fans who haven't seen this band live). The replacement for Sturm is however clear - the hard beating love song producing in good old Nitzer Ebb style: KROPP. It is very sad to see Sturm Café go, but KROPP is definetly a worthy replacement with their energy, musically technical skill (listen to that synth!) and McCarthy's vocal influence that is stronger than in any other old school EBM band; AUGH AUGH!!

It can't be stressed enough, but if you like old school EBM and at least some of the bands this blog promotes: YOU MUST ATTEND THIS FESTIVAL. Here is the line-up for this year:

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Familientreffen V is 24-26 July (the 26th is dedicated to a football match). Eine Tasse Jäger blog was there last year and can voutch for the friendly and even family atmosphere (hence the title) with tons of good music (both the bands and DJs) and lots of fun. This festival is simply a must for all boys and girls who like this style of music. Not the least, the festival tickets are as cheap as they can be, and you can order them here. The ordering process is a little complicated, mostly in German only, requires registration on Electric-Tremor and you have to manually transfer the payment, but it isn't as difficult as it looks like. If I can do it, you can do it. In worst case, send me a note or reply here, and maybe I can help. Eine Tasse Jäger received tickets in mail just a few days ago.