out for a while: Camouflage – The Great Commandment (35th Anniversary Edition) [Polydor]

 

Artist:
Camouflage

 

Title:
The Great Commandment (35th Anniversary Edition)

 

Label:
Polydor

 

Cat#:
tba

 

Release Date:
23th September 2022

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
A1.
The Great Commandment
(Extended Dance Mix)

A2.
The Great Commandment
(Extended Radio Mix)

B1.
The Great Commandment
(7″ Version / Remastered 2014)

B2.
Pompeji

B3.
The Great Commandment
(Us 12″ Mix / Remastered Version)

 

Press Info (German Only):
35 Jahre: The Great Commandment – Die 10″ Vinyl Re-Issue

Im September 1987, vor genau 35 Jahren, veröffentlichte die deutsche Synth-Pop Band Camouflage ihre Debüt Single The Great Commandment, welche sie über alle Ländergrenzen hinaus berühmt machte.
Anlässlich dieses großen Jubiläums, überrascht das Trio um Heiko Maile, Marcus Meyn und Oliver Kreyssig, nun ihre Fans mit einer besonderen Neuauflage der erfolgreichen Single, welche am 23. September 2022 als 10″ Vinyl in neuem Gewand erscheinen wird.

Ursprünglich, aus der reinen Freude am Musizieren als Demo aufgenommen, entstand zwischen 1983 und 1985 in einem Keller der Eltern, irgendwo im schwäbischen Randgebiet von Stuttgart, etwas, das sich nur wenige Jahre später als Welt-Hit herausstellen sollte.

Nachdem man zunächst erfolgreich durch sämtliche Indie-Radiosender rotierte, kletterte Camouflage mit ihrem Genre-definierenden Sound bis auf Platz 14 der deutschen Charts.
Doch damit nicht genug. In den USA gelang der Band sogar die erste Spitzenplatzierung: Platz 1 in den amerikanischen Billboard Dance Music/Club Single Charts, wo der Hit Song für 3 Wochen verweilen konnte. Selbst in den Billboard Top 200 ging es hoch bis auf Platz 59.

Camouflage steht wie kaum eine andere deutsche Band, stellvertretend für den Sound der 80er Jahre und lädt nun mit der neuen Vinyl Re-Issue der Single, ein auf eine Zeitreise in die Vergangenheit, welche nie so modern klang wie mit The Great Commandment.

 

Snippets:

 

Video Special:
“Live in Dresden (2006)”

 

Buy Vinyl:
Bravado
Decks
HHV
MediaMarkt
UDiscover
Amazon
grooves.land
more soon

 

Buy Download:
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iTunes
Camouflage
more soon

 

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Websites:
Camouflage
Polydor

 

© Photo By ng Klaus Mellenthin

out now: XTR Human – Blue Monday (German Version) [Wie ein Gott Records]

 

Artist:
XTR Human

 

Title:
Blue Monday (German Version)

 

Label:
Wie ein Gott Records

 

Cat#:
GOTTX03

 

Release Date:
27th January 2023

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Blue Monday
(German Version)

 

Press Info:
cover version of New Order’s hit with German lyrics … free download via Soundcloud & Bandcamp

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Blue Monday (German Version)”

 

Special:
“Of Dolls And Murder Podcast #80”

 

Related Release:
XTR Human’s “Blue Monday” on Wie ein Gott Records

 

Recommendatons:
XTR Human’s “Verfall EP” on Orden
split EP “Technofossil | G.O.L.D (Remixes)” w/ XTR Human on Braid
all stuff on Wie Ein Gott Records we featured

 

Buy Download:
Soundcloud (log in to download for free)
XTR Human @ Bandcamp (for free)
Qobuz

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
Tidal
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Spotify
Youtube Music

 

Websites:
XTR Human
Wie ein Gott Records

 

out soon: Lorenzo Mancino | Videotraum – Crave Tapes Split EP I [Crave Tapes]

 

Artist:
Lorenzo Mancino | Videotraum

 

Title:
Crave Tapes Split EP I

 

Label:
Crave Tapes

 

Cat#:
CRAVE006

 

Release Date:
14th February 2023 (digital)
01st March 2023 (cassette)

 

Format:
cassette, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Lorenzo Mancino
September

A2.
Lorenzo Mancino
September
(Skelesys Remix)

A3.
Lorenzo Mancino
September
(XTR Human Remix)

A4.
Lorenzo Mancino
September
(sch_tsch Remix)

B1.
Videotraum
Wehmut
(Herbst Version)

B2.
Videotraum
Ventus

B3.
Videotraum
Ritual

B4.
Videotraum
Ritual
(Unhealed Wave Remix)

 

Press Info:
After three exciting and turbulent years, Crave Tapes is now releasing its sixth tape. The first split EP comes from Lorenzo Mancino from Berlin and the Hamburg based band Videotraum. For the A-side, Lorenzo contributes a quite melancholic track and stirs up the dark and gloomy autumn season in our hearts again – a particularly emotional song. Remixes with dancefloor vibes and clear potential for sweating come from Skelesys, XTR Human and sch_tsch. On the B-side, Videotraum sends us back to the 80s with two reissued and remastered tracks and a previously unreleased track. The cold sound of the two Hamburgers is unmistakable. Wounds are torn open with “Wehmut” and a certain world-weariness is expressed, whereas „Ventus“ has a more casual vibe. Quite diferent is „Ritual”, a song to roam the city, a black anthem for the night animals out there. A dancefloor killer in the form of a remix comes from Crave Tapes co-runner Unhealed.

 

Snippets:
we will stream all stuff track by track in the next days

 

Full Track Streaming:
Videotraum – “Ventus”

Videotraum – “Wehmut (Herbst Version)”

Lorenzo Mancino – “September (sch_tsch Remix)”

Lorenzo Mancino – “September (XTR Human Remix)”

Lorenzo Mancino – “September (Skelesys Remix)”

Lorenzo Mancino – “September”

more soon

 

Specials:
Lorenzo Mancino – “Teufelswerk Sidecast 016”

 

Recommendations:
all stuff on Crave Tapes we featured

 

Buy Cassette:
soon

 

Buy Download:
soon

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
soon

 

Websites:
Crave Tapes

 

out now: Termination_800 – Cybernetic Torture EP [Wie Ein Gott Records]

 

Artist:
Termination_800

 

Title:
Cybernetic Torture EP

 

Label:
Wie Ein Gott Records

 

Cat#:
GOTT04

 

Release Date:
20th January 2023

 

Format:
cassette, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Cybernetic Torture

02.
Cybernetic Torture
(Mova Remix)

03.
Cybernetic Torture
(Alpha Sect Remix)

04.
Cybernetic Torture
(909 Distortion & Axggaa Remix)

 

Press Info:
TERMINATION_800 makes his glorious return on WIE EIN GOTT with his first own release. CYBERNETIC TORTURE gives us the hope that there is still godlike fire out there. The French producer describes the ritual of suffering, a punishment for any machine that fails in its mission against the weakness of the flesh. Folge dem Befehl!

This release also contains 3 remixes from some of the most talented artists from the industrial/EBM scene: MOVA, ALPHA SECT and AXGGAA & 909 DISTORTION.

 

Snippets:
all tracks in full length soon

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Special:
“Dark Disco #104 Podcast”

 

Recommendations:
Termination_800’s “Opfor Target” on Crave Tapes
Termination_800’s “Cyborg EP” on Sinister Desires
all stuff on Wie Ein Gott Records we featured

 

Buy Cassette:
Wie Ein Gott Records @ Bandcamp

 

Buy Download:
Wie Ein Gott Records @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
soon

 

Websites:
Termination_800
Wie Ein Gott Records
Wie Ein Gott Records @ Instagram

 

out now: Kurt Uenala feat. Dave Gahan – Manuscript [HFN Music]

 

Artist:
Kurt Uenala feat. Dave Gahan

 

Title:
Manuscript

 

Label:
HFN Music

 

Cat#:
HFN145

 

Release Date:
16th December 2022

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Cracks Are Showing

02.
Longing

03.
Get Out

04.
G.O.D.

05.
I Think Not

 

Press Info:
Kurt Uenala has his fingerprints on more things than you may realize. While his name may be new to you, it’s possible you’ve come across collaborations he’s done under the moniker Null + Void, including Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Moby, John Grant, The Kills, Woodkid and most notably, Dave Gahan and Depeche Mode

Having worked in Gahan’s NYC studio for years, and traveling with Depeche Mode, Uenala became aware of one of Dave’s rituals. Sometimes a notebook and pen would come out.
Something would get jotted down.

But what? That remained a mystery.

Uenala now calls Iceland home, so he’s no stranger to isolation, but what about city-dweller Gahan? The two kept in close touch during lockdown, sharing thoughts and ideas.

“I always wondered what he was writing in the notebook,” Uenala says, “but I never pried. During one of our check-ins I eventually asked what he was scribbling down when he was off in some corner, or standing on his own, next to a studio window.” Gahan disclosed that they were thoughts, feelings, and observations that would likely never see the light of day.

But then again, why not? Living during a lockdown is unquestionably difficult, but fortune also favors those who are bold in challenging times. Gahan sent Uenala a recording of him reciting something from the journal.

In his studio, a decommissioned hospital situated on an Icelandic Fjörd, Kurt sat in front of a classic Oberheim synth with the recording, reacting to anything from the timbre of Gahan’s voice, to background noise. Inspiration also came from ambience in the black chapel in Uenala’s town, which has often acted as a natural reverb chamber when one was needed. Songs started to take shape, through a modified form of call and response. The confluence of tone, poem, and tone poem.

Both artists were pleased with the results, and agreed that the prose had more of an impact in concert with the music than it did merely existing, on paper, hidden in a notebook. Work continued, and produced a collection of recitations set to soundscapes. “Longing,” “Get Out,” “G.O.D.”, “I Think Not,” and a piece born from the first recording Gahan sent, “Cracks Are Showing,” were completed, then assembled as the Manuscript EP.

Gahan says, “I’m not sure why, or when, exactly, I wrote these short pieces. I knew they were never to be songs. I do know that they were written when I was alone. Sometimes in a hotel room. Where? I can’t recall. Sometimes standing by the ocean, or walking the beach in winter. Sometimes on the empty streets of New York City, during the lock-down. Always whilst feeling the beauty, power, and loneliness of a world beyond me.”

 

Snippets:

 

Video:
“Cracks Are Showing”

 

Special:
Kurt Uenala aka Null+Void – “Obedient Citizen Mix”

 

Recommendations:
single “Where I Wait” by Null + Void feat. Dave Gahan on HFN Music
remix single “Where I Wait (Remixes Pt.1)” by Null + Void feat. Dave Gahan on HFN Music
remix single “Where I Wait (Remixes Pt.2)” by Null + Void feat. Dave Gahan on HFN Music
remix single “Where I Wait (Remixes Pt.3)” by Null + Void feat. Dave Gahan on HFN Music
album “Cryosleep” by Null + Void on HFN Music
“The Light The Dead See” by Soulsavers feat. Dave Gahan on V2 | Mute
“Angels & Ghosts on Columbia Records
“Imposter” by Dave Gahan & Soulsavers on Columbia Records

 

Buy Vinyl:
soon

 

Buy Download:
Kurt Uenala @ Bandcamp
JunoDownload
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TraxSource
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iTunes
more soon

 

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Apple Music

 

Websites:
Kurt Uenala
Dave Gahan
HFN

 

© Photo Of Kurt By Einar Snorri