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Forum User Silkonanswer highlights the importance of a proper network for professional musicians. We could not agree more.
After a full seven years of absence, Seabound are finally delivering their new Studio album “Speak In Storms”. The dark electronic duo consisting of Frank Spinath and Martin Vorbrodt were forced into “standby mode” because of Martin moving to the United States in 2008.
However, the band started again two years ago, exchanging their musical achievements over the internet, and are almost done with their new album titled “Speak in Storms”. Despite the unvoluntary break, “Speak In Storms” is possibly Seabound’s strongest effort to date. It is cohesive, with the ominous tension started in early tracks like “For Life” and “Contraband.” The tension keeps building through to the danceable “Everything,” which seems to be a deep exhalation of breath, a release. The relief is short lived, as “Lair” builds once again from the darker atmospherics, taking the listener once again into the moody world of Seabounds depths. Speak in Storms is a compelling piece of work; it’s the sound of broken dreams, of loss and anger, and, of course, love.
When asked to comment on the works result, singer Frank simply said: “It is a Seabound Album.”
Covenant are announcing a next limited edition single of their current album release “Leaving Babylon”, which – despite popular competition - still ranks nr. 1 in the German Alternative Charts (DAC) this week. The single track will be Ignorance & Bliss, one of the strongest tracks of the record yet. Apart from the usual A-side mix by Covenant, some very high profile remixers are working on the track as we speak. Phase two of the rocket launch commences in March 2014.
Mesh are preparing for their second strike: on their new single "Adjust Your Set", the Bristol duo aims at dancefloors, radios and playlists around the globe. After this years’ very successful album Automation Baby, supported by the breathtaking single release Born To Lie, the next single presents typical Mesh hooks, beats and melancholic moods, just a bit more enjoyable. Mesh is well-known for world-class Electro-Pop with a dancefloor twist, and melodies that go right into your ears – and happen to stay there for a long time. However, Mark Hockings’ vocals and Richard Silverthorn’s melodies are known to run with deep lyrics and expressions that captivate the listener on a closer look.
The Radio edit was produced by Nico “MABOSE ”Wieditz (And One), who also completely deconstructed the original for a more danceable club version. The result is sure to fill electronic dancefloors in no time. Also Rob Dusts gritty and beat-ridden remix of Adjust Your Set will appeal to the uncompromising Electro-DJ. The package is topped off by one of MESH’s specialties: The exclusive B-Side “Walk Of Shame” is what makes this CD-Single a sure collector’s item for fans, as Mesh have done it again: The B-Side defies its name in terms of quality. A strong second single!”
You can order the single in the Dependent-Shop.
1. Adjust Your Set (MABOSE Radio Version)
2. Adjust Your Set (Club Version)
3. Walk Of Shame
4. Adjust Your Set (Ballad Version)
5. Adjust Your Set (Rob Dust RMX)
MESH Automation Baby Tour, Part II
08.11.2013 Braunschweig, Meier Music Hall
09.11.2013 Duisburg, Pulp
16.11.2013 Berlin, Columbia Club
Pride and Fall in collaboration with Dependent Records invite you to join the first Pride and Fall remix contest. We are excited to present a remix contest for our song "Turn The Lights On" from our latest album "Of Lust and Desire" - it is a dark and gloomy song running @ 120BPM. Now is the time to make a remix and share your talent and creativity with the people in the scene we all are proud to be a part of. There are no style restrictions.
The winning remix will be officially published through Dependent Records on an upcoming release. The winner gets a counter remix produced by Pride and Fall and signed copies of the bands two latest CD's. For more info go to www.prideandfall.com
As the European tour for their new album “Leaving Babylon” came to a close, Covenant received an invitation to play a show in Tokyo. The band’s budget could only cover Eskil Simonsson due to high travel and accommodation costs, but the lineup was creatively extended. Not only did they get Japanese assistance in the form of Kenji from the Japanese electro band 4D-Mode1, but Pride and Fall guitarist Svien-Joar Johnsen, who happened to be in Tokyo on vacation, was also recruited. According to the charming Norwegian : ”The Futurepop scene in Japan is very small, and the show was rather improvised, but in spite of this it was an unbelievable experience to stand on stage with Eskil in the amazing city of Tokyo.”