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Skin Contact - Machine Intelligence

Dark Noise: Skin Contact – Machine Intelligence

Dark electro artist Skin Contact has put together a new album that skillfully presents an electronic soundscape that evokes mystery and disorientation with its dreary environment. Machine Intelligence is Skin Contact’s first full-length album in 7 years and offers 11-tracks that mutate in a caustic and unfamiliar dark electronic approach giving us a glimpse into the ambient and experimental work of Kevin Breidenbach. Producing music since 1997… More

Bloque del Sur - Periferia

EBM: Bloque del Sur – Periferia

Pakapi Records presents the debut mini-album Periferia from Bloque del Sur of Argentina. Periferia, the third of the Industria Tropical series is a delight of 4-tracks that showcases the simplicity of late 80s electro style with stripped-down beats and layered sound. Let’s hope there is more from this band soon — for now enjoy this fresh approach to the EBM sound. Download the album… More

Vandal Moon - Teenage Daydream Conspiracy

Vandal Moon – Teenage Daydream Conspiracy

An interview with Vandal Moon reveals the drive behind the blend of synthwave and 80s alternative sound on the new album Teenage Daydream Conspiracy. Inspired by the darker acts of the post-punk and darkwave scene of the early 80s, Vandal Moon aka Blake Voss has released his fourth album via Werkstatt Recordings. Teenage Daydream Conspiracy is the follow-up to the The LSD EP that was… More

Renegade Soundwave - The Phantom (It's In There) / Ozone Breakdown

Classic ’89: Renegade Soundwave – The Phantom/Ozone Breakdown

Released by Mute Records in 1989 The Phantom (It’s In There) b/w Ozone Breakdown 12″ from Renegade Soundwave became instant club classics. Back-to-back these extended tracks with their blistering techno/industrial/electronic sound provided the raw energy needed to cross-over onto 1989 dance floors including Save the Robots (NYC), Florentine Gardens (LA), Hippopotamus (Buenos Aires), and Kitchen Club (Miami Beach). The Phantom (It’s In There)… More

Top 5 Albums of 2015

Hypno5ive’s Top 5 Albums of 2015

2015 had many great releases and new music that entered the scene. Whether you like Industrial, EBM, Darkwave, Gothic, or Postpunk there was plenty of new sounds to enjoy this year. Here are the Top 5 Albums of 2015.   5. Pure Ground – Standard of Living Recalling the great Belgian new wave electronic sounds of the 80s, this LA… More

Giirls - Far Life

Between Dark and Light: Giirls – Far Life

Giirls from Paris, France, deliver New Wave with a dark flair for their new EP, Far Life. With multiple references including T21, M!R!M, and the Soft Moon, Giirls have already released two singles this year, Under and Leave Home. Not to be missed, the new EP Far Life, creates a powerful instrumental soundtrack for an entrancing hallucinatory darkwave experience. Added… More

Psychonaut - Angel Theory

New Angel Theory album: Psychonaut

Psychonaut is now available and marks the return of an Angel Theory album since Encrypted Relics appeared in early 2014. The new album release comes after its first single “Worlds Collide” was debuted last month. Steady beats and pulsing synths drive several stand-out tracks on album including “Worlds Collide,” “The Last Resort,” “Noise In My Head,” “Man On Fire,” and… More

JohnathanChristian_TheNothingIFeel

Darkwave: Johnathan | Christian – The Nothing I Feel

Alternative musicians Johnathan|Christian have released their second album The Nothing I Feel bringing a lush listening experience that blends a gothic rock sound with dark wave style. It has been two years since their debut album Beautiful Hideous where Johnathan Mooney and Christian Granquist, veterans of the alternative music scene started to create music influenced by Sisters of Mercy, Bauhaus, Depeche Mode, Joy Division,… More

September Mourning - Volume 1

Children of Fate: September Mourning – Volume 1

The transmedia music and art project September Mourning will be releasing her debut EP Volume 1 this Friday, October 2nd, 2015. The EP is produced by Sahaj Ticotin and Howard Benson and the date also marks the debut of the comic book “A Murder Of Reapers” which is available worldwide on September Mourning’s official website through Top Cow Comics. A… More

Still Patient? - Shape Shifters

Dark Gothic Rock: Still Patient? – Shape Shifters

Dark gothic rockers Still Patient? from Worms, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany have released their new album Shape Shifters on Pronoize – Dark Dimensions. Back to the roots with new ideas, new inspiration and a modernized sound! That’s one way you could describe the new album Shape Shifters by Still Patient? in just a few words. But there’s much more to it… More