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TSTI

Catching Up With TSTI

We have caught up with S. Smith to learn more about his darkwave / electronic / synthopop project TSTI and also peek into his latest album Endings recently released on German label Basic Unit Productions. The 10-track album mastered by Sid Lamar (Keluar/Schwefelgelb) features Jennifer Touch as well as remixes by Hante. and Ssleeping desiresS that upon hearing will bring back memories of a simpler time in dark… More

Pankow

Pankow in Concert

Pankow return to North America this fall with dates in Brooklyn, Denver, Chicago, Montreal, Austin, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles and a yet unannounced September 30th location. SEP 28 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar SEP 29 – Denver, CO – The Black Box SEP 30 – TBA OCT 1 – Chicago, IL – Metro Chicago OCT 4 – Montréal,… More

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