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Other Music / Favourite purchases of 2010
« on: January 09, 2011, 04:28:30 PM »
What was the favourite albums that you purchased in 2010? Independent of genre and production year? Pick the releases that meant something, and don't try to make it exactly 5 or whatever :)

Mine were:

Access to Arasaka - Void();

I have to admit that all the Tympanik artists sounds a bit too similar to me, and I often have problems really separating one artist from another... however, this release, although being pretty
middle of the road of what Tympanik is all about, manages to both keep me interrested and not
wear me out at the same time :) - it's glitchy IDM that works perfectly both as background music
and for concious listening at the same time...  Out of all my purchases from Tympanik Audio this year, this is the one I have played the most, and still not tired from....
(example kill_recorder=$c1)

Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town

I've not listened a lot to Bruce Springsteen earlier - except for the few top hits, I've found it
pretty boring and under produced... A while back, however, related to the release of The Promise,
I figured I should check out the album The Darkness on the Edge of Town, and see what all the
fuss was about, and that album stuck in my playlist for the rest of the year and is still there...

Einsturzende Neubauten - Strategies Against Architecture IV

I normally don't buy "best of"'s, but after listening to this, I made an exception... It's a best of,
consisting of music produced between 2002 and 2010. Although the songs are gathered from
many released during that period, the first part is dominated by the album Perpetuum Mobile.
However, I like the way this is put together way more than the original albums.
For new listeners, the old albums (mainly "Kollaps") might sound too experimental and, well,
unlistenable, while the new stuff is accessible, but might sound too calm...
This collection is the best of both world... generally mixing calm and accessible melodies with industrial power. This is probably the best introduction to the band to new listeners.
(example: Selsbtportrait Mit Kater)

Fractured - Only Human Remains

Classic EBM album from 2006, that I somehow overlooked back then - probably because it was
a pretty anonymous release back then, drowning between all the more distinct releases...
(example Only Human Remains)

Famine - Nature's Twin Tendencies

This is a drum n bass album with IDM influences. It actually sounds a bit like what one could imagine
an instrumental Front Line Assembly album to sound like. And it's so great that words cannot
describe it.
(example: Mercury (What Lies Behind the Curtain))

Suicide Commando - Implements of Hell

It's Suicide Commando allright, but it's done to perfection. All songs are great (except that I'm
pretty tired of "Severed Head"), they are mixed great, they fit together great...  
Other Suicide Commando albums have the most distinct hits, but this is, to be honest, the best
(example: Die Motherfucker Die)

Other Music / Free catalogue sampler from Tympanic Audio
« on: November 16, 2010, 01:55:54 AM »
Tympanic Audio (an IDM label, for those that are not familiar with it) has released a
catalogue sampler covering all their latest releases for free.

01. Autoclav1.1: Waxing
02. Tapage & Meander: Tolopea
03. Geomatic: Above Horizon
04. Zeller: Starship Weapons Kit
05. Displacer: Lost Mission (L’Ombre remix)
06. C.H. District: Conclusion
07. Lucidstatic: A.L.
08. Fractional: Sie (Autoclav1.1 remix)
09. Totakeke: Untitled 09
10. Undermathic: 10:10pm
11. Candle Nine: Icarus Descending
12. Access To Arasaka: kill_recorder=$c1
13. Famine: Material Things
14. SE: Mimikry (Subheim remix)
15. Dirk Geiger: Itch Glitch
16. Anklebiter: Frigid

General Discussion / old school industrial mix
« on: September 14, 2010, 07:08:00 AM »
Some guy made a pretty good one hour mix of a lot of old school industrial. Pretty good way to get into that stuff without getting a ton of albums...

(it made me realize that Skinny Puppy's The Process theme was maybe not the most innovative thing in the world after all though)

General Discussion / iTunes Ping
« on: September 04, 2010, 09:41:50 AM »
So, anyone of you on iTunes Ping?

I know it's kinda a myspace ripoff, but hopefully a good way to find new music too

Seems when Dependent went bankrupt a while ago (it's up and running again now), Stefan Herwig (= Dependent) put a large chunk of their catalogue up on Pirate Bay as legal downloads.

The downloads are all listed as

and consist of older releases of Interlace,Stromkern,Autoagression,Rotersand,Suicide Commando,Sulpher,VNV Nation,Ivory Frequency,Pride and Fall, Controlled Collapse
and Dismantled.

As Dependent is up and running, I dunno if the offer still stands (you'll have to ask Stefan about that), but at least the torrents are up there with the bundled info...

General Discussion / Favourite industrial albums/songs of all time
« on: August 18, 2010, 07:39:13 PM »
Figured it would be nice if people wrote a list of their all time favourite industrial/ebm albums and songs... Rules are simple, write a list of your top industrial albums, and then a list of your top industrial songs. Try to make the lists as short as possible (ideally 10-20). Only one album and song pr. artist is allowed, if you have a really hard time to decide which album of an artist deserves to get on the list, then add a '(+)' at the end of the line. The lists are not ordered, so it's not like #1 is better than #10. Don't put songs that are on the albums in the album list up in the song list too (to reduce the length of the lists)

I'll start


Absurd Minds - Damn the Lie
Apoptygma Berzerk - Soli Deo Gloria
Assemblage 23 - Failure
Battery Cage - World Wide Wasteland
Birmingham 6 - Error of Judgement (+)
Combichrist - Today We Are All Demons (+)
Covenant - Sequencer
Das Ich - Anti'Christ
Decree - Moment of Silence
Diary of Dreams - One of 18 Angels
Flest Field - Strain
Front 242 - Fuck Up Evil (+)
Front Line Assembly - Caustic Grip (+)
Funker Vogt - eXecution Tracks (+)
Hocico - Sangre Hirviente
Inertia - Negative Prime
In Strict Confidence - Love Kills (+)
Laibach - Kapital
Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
Project Pitchfork - Eon:Eon (+)
Skinny Puppy - VIVIsectVI (+)
Suicide Commando - Mindstrip (+)
Stromkern - Armageddon
The Young Gods - Only Heaven
Unter Null - The Failure Ephiphany
Various Artists - Zillo Dark Summer 2000
Velvet Acid Christ - Twisted Thought Generator
VNV Nation - Praise the Fallen
Wumpscut - Bunkertor 7

Dismantled - Armed and Ready (+)
Evils Toy - Organics
Feindflug - Stukas im Visir
I.W.R. - Morning Star
Icon of Coil - Dead Enough for Life (+)
In Strict Confidence-  Send A Sign (+)
Ohgr - Majik
Painbastard - Poison for Your Soul
Project Pitchfork - Renascence (+)
Leæther Strip - Torture - Light & Dark
Negative Format - Solid State
informatik - Oblivion v2
Regenerator - Take Me
Seabound - Avalost (+)
Velvet Acid Christ - Malfunction (+)

Other Music / Black Metal
« on: August 04, 2010, 04:46:56 AM »
Figured it would be a waste if the black metal stuff that was posted would be buried in page 7 of an unrelated song complaint thread, so just gathering up a bit here..

What have you seen from Black metal?

Anyways, all the Norwegian/Swedish/Finnish stuff is pretty good. Children of Bodom (though technically not Black Metal), Deicide, Dimmu Borgir and Cradle of Filth (British though) are pretty big names.

You might wanna try Behemoth (Polish) and Satyricon as well. 

Yes, these are famous and for me honoured bands..
I higly recomend Dimmu Borgir and Sytyricon preliminary.


Its not off topic to mention an old school black metal, e.g. Mercyful Fate
( - theyre great but some people really dont like King Diamond..

So enjoy the black waves.. >:D

Meh its okay. Im sure I love some music that everybody else here hates. Like you said, taste is subjective.

a friend of mine is devirginizing me to black metal, or whate'er. i like it so far and i've seen you know a bit about recommendations?

If you like pretty slick and well produced mainstream black metal, then I really recommend the album
Death Cult Armageddon by Dimmu Borgir. Here's some samples:

if you want the more raw stuff, then you have a.e. Mayhem (who more or less started the whole
thing in Norway) -

they're a quite different band now than when they're started - but then again, they lost 3 members back then, one to suicide, one to murder and one to 21 years in jail...

Meh its okay. Im sure I love some music that everybody else here hates. Like you said, taste is subjective.

a friend of mine is devirginizing me to black metal, or whate'er. i like it so far and i've seen you know a bit about recommendations?

One shitty thing that you may want to watch out for when it comes to black metal bands, is that
some of the bands/people have far right (nationalistic/fascist/nazi/racist) views. It's a good rule that one should support the artists, but there are exceptions...

For instance, although the latest Burzum record is quite good, I simply won't hand over any money to
that guy...

Yeah its a whole Black Metal sub genre. NSBM (National Socialist Black Metal) its called I think. Anyways, its tricky because some of them just say that stuff to provoke while in reality they got nothing to do with it. Kinda like Hanzel und Gretyl only without the obvious humor.

But most big names in the genre are more about religion then politics.

a friend of mine is devirginizing me to black metal, or whate'er. i like it so far and i've seen you know a bit about recommendations?

This thread (combined with the current pathetic state of the industrial scene) actually made me
dive further into black metal, so I bought a bunch of albums:

Immortal - Sons of Northern Darkness (2002) (example) - this is simply a great album, and I guess a great introduction to the genre too... accessible and good production

Darkthrone - A Blaze in the Northern Sky (1991) (example) - one of the early black metal releases, and true to the genre - noisy, crap production, pretty dense and monotonous...

Darkthrone - FOAD (2007) (example) - Not black metal anymore, sounds more like if Motörhead had hired Dave Mustaine as a singer...

Mayhem - Ordo Ad Chao (2007) (example) - Pretty old school  - this album actually got chosen as "metal album of the year" in the Norwegian governments yearly music award thingie

Satyricon - Volcano (2002) (example) - Dunno what to say about this one... I bought the next one (Now, Diabolical) back in 2006 when it was released, and never got into it... this seems at least a bit easier for me to like.. :)

Dimmu Borgir - In Sorti Diablo (2007) (example) - Orchestral black metal... it's pretty complex technical stuff... and very well produced...  I love this stuff... although I still prefer their previous album (Death Cult Armageddon) (which I really really love).

Satyricon - Volcano (2002) (example) - Dunno what to say about this one... I bought the next one (Now, Diabolical) back in 2006 when it was released, and never got into it... this seems at least a bit easier for me to like.. :)

Really? I thought Now, Diabolical was easier to listen too. Then again, that album was as minimal as you can get. I mean, one guitar and drums. On volcano they still where with 4-5 people I think.

Anyways, not sure if they where already mentioned, but The Kovenant. Cyber metal or something. Or just Industrial metal. Still, pretty nice stuff if you ask me. I gave up on them though. I dont like it when I have to wait 4+ years before they release their new cd. Especially when they said several times it would be released by the end of the year for like 4 times now. Instead we get re-releases from a bunch of old albums.

Name That Song! / Think I need to have to gotta run!
« on: July 31, 2010, 04:57:26 AM »
or something like that... upbeat song, may be synthpop'y, may be mainstream...

can't get it out of my head, but I don't remember more of it...

Other Music / Rap?
« on: July 25, 2010, 05:21:47 PM »
I'm trying out some other music while I'm waiting for good shit to happen to this scene again (even most of the main artists have just released boring and forgettable albums lately), and one of the genres I thought I'd tap into was rap... like gangsta rap / hip hop kinda stuff...

I got the album Gutter Tactics by Dälek a while ago (example), which is kinda good... however, except for that it's hard to find anything worth listening to...

kinda wanted to try out gangsta rap - some hardcore shit about murder, drugs and hoes, but when I try out stuff like 50 cents and similar, it's just boring mainstream poppy shit...

there's of course Public Enemy that I need to listen more to, but that's pretty ancient...

so, any suggestions?

General Discussion / How to Destroy Angels
« on: June 08, 2010, 02:04:10 PM »
It's the new project of Trent Reznor and some (girl)friends

I like it a whole lot more than the last couple of NiN releases...

The first EP is free, they're about to release an album pretty soon

Off Topic Discussion / Science Fiction movies
« on: May 15, 2010, 07:26:12 AM »
Try to add stuff to this list:

Alien (with sequels)
Event Horizon

Name That Song! / old mainstream dance song
« on: February 28, 2010, 01:06:30 PM »

I've had parts of a song stuck in my head for a while now (as in 10+ years).

I barely remember this part of the lyrics: "<foo> take me to the river, <foo> there is a river of <naa naa naa naaanaaaaa>"  (and that is *barely*, I can be completely mistaken too)

The song was from somewhere along 1992-1995, I think it might have touched some hit lists, but maybe not, was at least played at least once on a mainstream radio station...

It's in the 1993'ish style of bands like 2 Unlimited and 2 Brothers on the 4th Floor.

Gaming / Robot Unicorn Attack
« on: February 23, 2010, 02:04:42 AM »

General Discussion / music suggestion needed
« on: January 03, 2010, 07:14:08 PM »
Unfortunately, even though a lot of my music can be considered hard or harsh, it's actually
quite slow and melodic...  especially in the noisier part of the genre, with stuff like XOTOX
or Feindflug. I would like some music that is a lot harder and faster than that, but I've had no
luck... so any suggestions?

Song Requests/Complaints / Related music
« on: August 16, 2009, 05:07:45 AM »
A lot of us DG listeners also listen to a lot of music that is close to the stuff played on DG, but doesn't fit the profile. I'm starting a thread where people can suggest such music for the other listeners to check out and expand their horizon...   and maybe one day DG Extreme will be launched, and then there's so much easier to set up an initial playlist (from some of the stuff at least:)

Anyway, starting off with:

- Tympanik Audio - a label with lotsa cool projects (noise, IDM and such)
  Some specific artists are
  - Stendeck
  - Ad-ver-sary (music is free!, downloadable from web page - which annoys me, cause I just bougth the latest one on iTunes)
  - Autoclav1.1
  - Black Lung

- the new projects of Gary Zon (Dismantled): Aerodrone and No.Not.Never - I'm not too fond of them, but worth checking out... (or maybe not)

Keef Baker - Light City  (not too sure about genre - but melodic noise/IDM'ish stuff - I'm no good at classifying these things)

Dälek - Gutter Tactics - it's HipHop with IDM/noise influences...   (warning for those whose religion forbids visits to myspace - this is a myspace link)

Rainer Bloss - Drive Inn III (Rainer Bloss is a member of AlphaVille, this is his instrumental side-projects... )

Simian Mobile Disco - Attack Decay Sustain Release
  (kinda mainstream techno/electronica stuff - again, I'm no good at caregorizing these things)

New[Input]Noise - it's a collection of noisy music - nice for checking out some artists...

Deadmau5 - Random Album Title - It's mainstream progressive dance/trance - selected album of the year by FutureMusic (sorry for dragging stuff that you would hear on Clubbers Guide to Ibiza into this forum, but it's kinda good)

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