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A Late Delivery of Electronica from Last Year

A Late Delivery of Electronica from Last Year

There haven’t been too many great electronic albums so far this year, but that’s no problem: I’ve been going back to check out some releases from last year that I’d initially missed. Here’s a short selection – a late delivery – of electronica from 2011!   Asura – 360 Asura expertly mix in trance ambient and World Music elements into their sound. Sometimes I find pure ambient music a little [...]
Interview with Blackvector Magazine

Interview with Blackvector Magazine

Blackvector Magazine is a Swedish blog specializing in electro, EBM, futurepop, synthpop, harsh electro, and “clubby industrial” music.  They’ve recently started adding Spotify links to their reviews, so I thought this would be the perfect time to find out a bit more about the blog. Björn Andersson is the man in charge; I got in touch and asked him to tell us a little about his site, how and why he blogs, and his thoughts [...]
Spotify for Electro-Heads

Spotify for Electro-Heads

Rounding off our trilogy of hard-electro features, here’s a quick post to let you know that an article I wrote for Side-Line Magazine is now online: Spotify for Electro-Heads! Side-Line is a music magazine devoted to electronic music, in particular electro-goth, synthpop and industrial. It’s my top go-to site for electro news so I was especially honored to be invited to write for them. Thanks Bernard!
New Dark-Electro on Spotify

New Dark-Electro on Spotify

If you like your electronica a bit darker, a bit more twisted and industrialized from the norm, then there’s plenty to choose from on Spotify. Here’s a selection of some of my favorite new dark-electro releases to chill your bones and get you dancing like a zombie.   First Aid 4 Souls – Deathstep The second full-length release from Hungary’s First Aid 4 Souls sees them taking a step towards a faster, darker sound. [...]
New Electro-Industrial on Spotify

New Electro-Industrial on Spotify

It’s been a good year for fans of industrial, aggrotech, and EBM music with some of the biggest and most respected names in the scene releasing new albums. Starting with the return of Nitzer Ebb with Industrial Complex and Signal Aout 42’s Vae Victis, we then saw Leæther Strip release the superb Voluntary Confinement: a re-recorded, remixed version of their seminal 1992 album Solitary Confinement.  The loss of Metropolis Records [...]
Three Brilliant Industrial Albums on Spotify

Three Brilliant Industrial Albums on Spotify

Back in the late 80s and early 90s, my synthpop sensibilities clashed with a healthy sense of dread as I finally discovered industrial music. Bands like Front 242 and Frontline Assembly were my favourites, being at the more electro-end of the genre. EBM (a sub-genre of industrial) has had quite a revival of late and oldschool industrial is now making a comeback too. Here then are three relativley new industrial albums on Spotify that all [...]
Labels on Spotify: Electro Arc

Labels on Spotify: Electro Arc

Electro Arc is an independant German label specializing in industrial dance and oldschool EBM (Electronic Body Music). They currently have several exceptional compilation albums on Spotify. Label boss Michael aka Intrendent kindly spared some time to answer a few questions.
Spotify Playlists: Psytrance and Industrial

Spotify Playlists: Psytrance and Industrial

Here are a couple of new Spotify playlists, featuring some of the latest releases in electro-industrial and progressive and psychedelic trance. If you like either genres you can use these playlists as jump-off points to explore full albums from each artist. I use them as a quick and easy way to have per-genre playlists for Spotify mobile, without cluttering up my list of playlists and without having to remember what to search for.
Labels on Spotify: Metropolis Records

Labels on Spotify: Metropolis Records

Spotify has over 2,000 tracks from Metropolis Records, the American label that specialises in electro-industrial, synthpop, futurepop, darkwave, and gothic. Some of my favourite bands are on this label (KMFDM, Front Line Assembly, Seabound) so I’m particularly pleased to see their inclusion on Spotify.
Labels on Spotify: Out of Line

Labels on Spotify: Out of Line

Out of Line is a German record label who specialize in EBM, Industrial, and Synthpop. Their line-up includes Combichrist, Blutengel, And One, UK synthpop femmes Client, and Mexican aggrotechers Hocico. Browsing through their list of new and recent releases, I’ve noticed much of this is now on Spotify. Here’s a brief run-down of new Out of Line releases (with direct Spotify URIs): Aggrotech / EBM Agonoize – “For the [...]
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