out now: Goldfrapp – The Singles [Mute / Parlophone]

Artist:
Goldfrapp

Title:
The Singles

Label:
Mute/Parlophone/EMI

Cat#:
P301 1672

Release Date:
6th February 2012

Format:
CD & digital

Tracklist:
01)
Ooh La La

02)
Number 1

03)
Strict Machine
(Single Mix)

04)
Lovely Head

05)
Utopia
(Genetically Enriched)

06)
A&E

07)
Happiness
(Single Version)

08)
Train

09)
Ride A White Horse
(Single Version)

10)
Rocket

11)
Believer

12)
Black Cherry

13)
Yellow Halo

14)
Melancholy Sky

TRack 13 and 14 are new tracks.

Info:
On 6th February 2012 electro-pop icons Goldfrapp release The Singles, a career-spanning overview featuring tracks from their five critically acclaimed albums, alongside two brand new songs written especially for this release: ‘Yellow Halo’ – a slow building synth-pop wonder, and the introspective and defiant new wave ballad ‘Melancholy Sky’.

The Singles, is the first compilation from the band, taking in the cinematic electronica of their Mercury shortlisted debut album Felt Mountain, through the electro glam of Black Cherry, the Grammy nominated, half-million selling dance pop of Supernature, the Pagan, electro-folk of Seventh Tree and last year’s, top 10 album, the hands-in-the-air, retro-futuristic Head First.

Teaser:

Video “Yellow Halo”:

Listen:
here

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Websites:
Goldfrapp
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Mute
Parlophone

out now: Carter Tutti Void – Transverse [Mute]

 

Artist:
Carter Tutti Void

 

Title:
Transverse

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
STUMM340

 

Release Date:
26th March 2012 (UK), 23rd March 2012 (Germany)

 

Format:
CD, vinyl+CD & digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
V1

02)
V2

03)
V3

04)
V4

 

Press Info:
Mute announced the release of CARTER TUTTI VOID’s “Transverse”, a unique collaboration from Chris Carter & Cosey Fanni Tutti (Throbbing Gristle) and Nik Void (Factory Floor), out on vinyl, CD and download on 26 March 2012.

Transverse is a unique collaboration, created especially for the legendary Short Circuit presents Mute festival at the Roundhouse, London in 2011.

The tracks were prepared in the studio and then performed and recorded live in front of an audience. Outside of the trio, these recordings were unheard prior to the festival and the popularity of the performance left many being turned away at the door.

Mute is proud to make this groundbreaking recording available and to be working again with two of electronic music’s true pioneers and one of its new trail blazers.

Mute also announced that there will be other releases of stuff recorded during/for the festival.

 

Listen:
@ Amazon GER

 

Video:
“V3 (Video Edit)”

 

Special:
“V3 (Edit) (Live)”

 

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Websites:
Mute
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out now: Purity UK – Sliding Into Chaos [self-released]

 

Artist:
Purity aka Purity UK

 

Title:
Sliding Into Chaos

 

Label:
self-released

 

Cat#:
none

 

Release Date:
October 2011

 

Format:
digital

Tracklist:
01)
Dream Thing

02)
Adrenalin V1
(2011 Remix)

03)
In Your Mind

04)
Sliding Into Chaos

05)
Tactile

06)
When You Call

07)
Not In This World

08)
Bullets for Words
(Remix 2011)

09)
Switch It Off Again

10)
Sparkle In The Dust

11)
Release

12)
Game Over

13)
Adrenalin V1
(Original Mix)

14)
Bullets for Words
(Remix 2011 Instrumental)

 

Info:
Purity are London drum n’ bass duo Jill Stark and Florence Briggs who write, produce and programme their tracks with an agenda to create their own original and distractive sound that is Purity. The result is a mix of song based and instrumental tracks, energetic, melodic, pounding and unique. Though inspired and influenced by a range of musical tastes, its their love of drum and bass, dub step, rock and electronica that defines their tracks.

Their new album ‘Sliding into Chaos’ is out online through itunes, Amazon, CD baby and all other online distributors.

Purity originally started in 1997. Jill wrote and produced the first album and put the then 3 piece band together. The third member of the band was Icy Lazare on bass/keyboards.
They were the first band in the world to be signed to a record label from having their songs/tracks heard on-line. Several US record companies got in touch with Purity followed by UK labels. Purity’s sound was very much ahead of the time, comprising of song based drum n bass tracks with guitar, bass as well as instrumental tracks. Purity signed to Tommyboy Records New York producing and playing live to around half a million European audiences as support to Depeche Mode gaining rave reviews. The tracks can be heard on the album from 1997 ‘Bullets for Words’ which came out on Tommyboy Records. ‘Adrenalin’ v1 was the theme tune to the wrestling series WCW Nitro and found on the computer game. Jill also remixed Garbage “I think I’m paranoid’.

Purity’s new album will be available as download soon and features a 2011 remix of Adreanlin along with a re-mastered version of the original.

 

Listen:

 

Free Downloads:
here on www.novafuture-blog.com

 

Buy:
unfortunately it is not longer available…
but you can download three tracks for free here

 

Websites:
Purity

 

out now: Schlammpeitziger – Vorausschauende Bebauung [Sonig]

 

Artist:
Schlammpeitziger

 

Title:
Vorausschauende Bebauung

 

Label:
Sonig

 

Cat#:
Sonig86

 

Release Date:
November 2011

 

Format:
CD, LP & digital

 

Tracklist CD:
01)
Verkleinerte Vergrößerung

02)
Deutlich Drehmoment

03)
Antless Boogie

04)
Solide Ortsbestimmung

05)
Vorausschauende Bebauung

06)
Rollrockers Feinrippröhren

07)
Dämm Delight

08)
Gorschio’s Glimmergoo

 

Tracklist LP:
A1)
Verkleinerte Vergrößerung

A2)
Deutlich Drehmoment

A3)
Solide Ortsbestimmung

B1)
Vorausschauende Bebauung

B2)
Dämm Delight

B3)
Gorschio’s Glimmergoo

B4)
Antless Boogie

 

Press Info:
Schlammpeitziger has released nine albums in the 18 years he’s been making music. He has grown together with his home town of Cologne just as he has with his use of the synthesizer, the only tone-generator used on the new album (as on the previous one).

Schlammpeitziger is known and respected for his playful melodies and exuberant, clattering rhythms. This sound-aesthetic, with all its quirks and strangeness, has become second nature to him. And “Vorausschauende Bebauung” is no exception – he remains his unmistakable self on every second of the album. But at the same time, Schlammpeitziger has never stood still. It is the resolution of this apparent contradiction that is presented in his new album.

With his last record “Schwingstelle für Rauschabzug” we saw a new serious side to Schlammpeitziger. This recently-acquired depth and seriousness has morphed into darkness on “Vorausschauende Bebauung”. His typical swarm of melodies is permeated with ghostly drifting strings and sub-bass, creating a new secretive and enchanted melange. Schlammpeitziger tells of small things that become big if you let go of them. And without our knowing it he draws us into his universe of sound.

“Vorausschauende Bebauung” is, one might say, made for the big screen. Schlammpeitziger cites Cosmic Disco, Nu Disco and himself as the main influences on the album. So he’s finally arrived in the club. The depths which were always present in Schlammpeitziger’s psychedelic moments here become a trip. The beats are gripping and have a sharpness and punch. The cold synthetic disco sound on the new album is a long way from the private intimacy of previous works. In many ways it sounds dark and ominous.

The opening track on “Verkleinerte Vergößerung” shows the way of the whole album and the psychedelic club music on it. With “Deutlich Drehmoment” Schlammpeitziger conjures a smiles on our faces. “Dämm Delight” sounds somewhat arabesque. The vocoder synth melody and bouncing beats on the title track are equally attractive as they are simple. We hear Schlammpeitziger’s own voice, which presents a new element of lyrics and song on the album. While on the track “Rollrockers Feinrippröhren”, a kind of slow-motion rave tune. And in equally slow motion, everyone throws their hands in the air.

“Vorausschauende Bebauung” doesn’t just exude autonomy and composure. This album also invites the listener to get lost in its depths. It’s about enjoying the feeling of being swept along with the flow and being utterly content with the world in which one finds oneself. We encounter dark thoughts as well as smirking mischief residing inside Schlammpeitziger’s music. And sooner or later we stop asking ourselves how anything can be so verbose and massive and at the same time so personal.

 

Videos:
“Verkleinerte Vergrößerung”

“Antless Boogie”

 

Listen:
Album teaser

Some full tracks

more soon

 

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Websites:
Schlammpeitziger
Sonig

 

out now: Various – Generation Underground [EMI Music]

Artist:
Various

Title:
Generation Underground

Label:
EMI Music

Cat#:
5099908790323

Release Date:
2nd September 2011

Format:
2xCD & digital

Tracklist:
CD1-01)
New Order
Ceremony

CD1-02)
Public Image Ltd
Public Image
(7″ Version)

CD1-03)
Iggy Pop
The Passenger

CD1-04)
New Model Army
51st State

CD1-05)
The Teardrop Explodes
Reward

CD1-06)
The Vapors
Turning Japanese
(Non Stop Edit)

CD1-07)
Martha And The Muffins
Echo Beach
(2002 Digital Remaster)

CD1-08)
Morrissey
Suedehead

CD1-09)
XTC
Making Plans For Nigel
(2001 Digital Remaster)

CD1-10)
Pigbag
Papa’s Got Brand New Picback
(7inch)

CD1-11)
Captain Sensible
Glad It’s All Over

CD1-12)
The Stranglers
Walk On By
(Radio Edit)

CD1-13)
Wire
I Am The Fly
(2006 Digital Remaster)

CD1-14)
Devo
Mongoloid

CD1-15)
Killing Joke
Are You Receiving

CD1-16)
Alien Sex Fiend
E.S.T. (Trip To The Moon)

CD1-17)
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
Talk About The Weather

CD1-18)
Underworld
Underneath The Radar
(Album Version)

CD1-19)
The Bollock Brothers
Faith Healer

CD2-01)
The Sisters Of Mercy
Temple Of Love

CD2-02)
Escape With Romeo
Somebody

CD2-03)
Anne Clark
Sleeper In Metropolis

CD2-04)
Liaisons Dangereuses
Los Ninos Del Parque

CD2-05)
Nitzer Ebb
Getting Closer

CD2-06)
D.A.F.
Als Wär’s Das Letzte Mal
(1998 Digital Remaster)

CD2-07)
Laibach
Leben Heißt Leben

CD2-08)
Fad Gadget
Ricky’s Hand

CD2-09)
Yello
Bostich

CD2-10)
The Normal
Warm Leatherette

CD2-11)
Suicide
Ghost Rider

CD2-12)
Cabaret Voltaire
Nag, Nag, Nag

CD2-13)
The Human League
Circus Of Death
(Fast Version)

CD2-14)
Tuxedomoon
Dark Companion

CD2-15)
Wall Of Voodoo
Mexican Radio

CD2-16)
Gang Of Four
Love Like Anthrax

CD2-17)
Dead Kennedys
Holiday In Cambodia

CD2-18)
The Ramones
Somebody Put Something In My Drink
(Live)

digital-bonus 01)
Escape with Romeo
Back To Nature

digital-bonus 02)
Thomas Elbern
Audio comment

Info (German only):
Ende der 70er und Anfang der 80er Jahre war die Hochzeit der Underground Discotheken. Es war die Ära als aus Punk, Post-Punk, New Wave und Electronic ein einzigartiger Soundtrack entstand, zu dem so mancher durchtanzte Nächte in legendären Clubs wie dem Blue Shell in Köln oder der Batschkapp in Frankfurt erlebte.

Mit der Doppel-CD und dem Download Bundle GENERATION UNDERGROUND lebt diese Ära mit den prägendsten Bands und Interpreten der Szene wieder auf – mit One Hit Wondern und All Time Classics.

Mit dabei sind auf CD1 stillbildende Acts wie New Order, Public Image Ltd., Iggy Pop, New Model Army, Morrissey und XTC. Dazu kommen Klassiker von Bands wie Gang Of Four, Wire oder Killing Joke. Alles Bands, auf die sich viele Newcomer der letzten Jahre immer wieder als Referenz bezogen haben, wie z.B. Bloc Party, Editors, Franz Ferdinand oder Interpol.

Neben Evergreens enthält die CD aber auch eher rar gekoppelte Songs und Raritäten wie die 6minütige Album-Version von Underworlds „Underneath The Radar“ aus der Zeit als die Band weit vor „Born Slippy“ noch tanzbaren Indie-Rock spielte. Ebenso rar dürfte die 7minütige Cover-Version „Faith Healer“ von den Bollock Brothers sein, die genauso wie der Song von Underworld ein absoluter Club-Hit in den Szene-Discotheken war.

CD2 enthält Songs die prägend waren für die heutige Goth/Dark-Wave und Electro-Szene mit The Sisters of Mercy, Anne Clark, Nitzer Ebb, Cabaret Voltaire oder DAF. Dazu Indie-Legenden wie Tuxedomoon, Devo, Laibach, die Dead Kennedys oder die Ramones.

Compiled wurde die CD in enger Zusammenarbeit mit dem Kölner Blue Shell-Inhaber und DJ Rolf Kistenich sowie Radio-Moderator Thomas Elbern (WDR, EinsLive, Deutschlandfunk). Elbern war Mitglied von Pink Turnes Blue und ist als Frontman von Escape With Romeo sehr aktiv und steuert mit dieser Band auch 2 Titel bei (auf der CD Variante „Somebody“ und auf dem Download eine exklusive Cover Version von Fad Gadgets „Back To Nature“).

Das Download Bundle enthält zudem einen exklusiven Audiokommentar von Thomas Elbern mit Hintergründen und wissenswertem zu den Songs von GENRATION UNDERGROUND.

Back to the days of UNDERGROUND Disco!

Listen:
here

Teaser:

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