February 25th will see the release of two new Dependent compilations: first, a new instalment of the limited edition label compilation "Dependence 2011“, featuring brand new and unreleased material from Dependent artists like Front Line Assembly, Decoded Feedback, Informatik, System Syn, KMFDM, Edge Of Dawn, etc., and a second compilation "Dependent Club Anthems“ which, as the name suggests, will contain the biggest clubhits by Dependent bands such as Suicide Commando, Rotersand, Covenant, Seabound, Pride And Fall, etc.
While each track will be featured in its original club-ready form, the compilation will be mastered to 2011 standards for an additional punch. Short and sweet: 15 monster hits - remastered but original mixes.
It feels like an eternity since Jimmyjoe Snark III, at that time still using the moniker of The Weathermen, exploded onto the EBM and New Beat scene with the track “Poison“. Singer Frank Spinath, on the other hand, is known for his comparatively more recent projects Seabound and Edge of Dawn, both huge hits in among electro fans. Spinath managed to persuade Jimmyjoe to collaborate, and the result of their efforts will finally released as "Shipwrecks", the debut album of Ghost & Writer on January 28th.
Snark and Spinath give conventional songwriting the cold shoulder and turn instead to brazenly modern structures as well as beloved yet nearly forgotten retro-elements, or as they put it: „Mean little stories blown up to cinematic proportions. Stranded and battered electronic memorials of better days. And yet, so fresh it almost hurts.“
To make your own decision what´s worth to buy next, here you can download the full track "Man On A Wire" for free.
First prelistening clips of the forthcoming KMFDM Single Krank will be available here!
"Krank" is the band’s first single in over nine years and also a high-energy cocktail so check it out.
You already can pre-order your copy of "Krank" here.
With Front Line Assembly, KMFDM, mind.in.a.box und System Syn already four Dependent acts are confirmed for the forthcoming Kinetik Festival from May 19 to 23 2011 in Montreal, Canada.
Further information please find here.
The electronic/industrial duo Flesh Field best-known by their brilliant album "Strain" unfortunately will cease all further activity. In a post on the Flesh Field website Ian Ross says: "It is with both sadness and heartfelt gratitude that I must announce the retirement of Flesh Field as a musical project. As explained in previous updates, collaboration between Wendy and I has proven difficult due to distance, as has finding time to devote the attention to the project that it deserves. This inability to properly focus led to the creation of tracks that I do not view as a significant progression or improvement over our past work."
At the German Electronic Webcharts (GEWC) Front Line Asssembly´s "Shifting Through The Lense" made the #1 song of 2010 and the FLA album "Improvised.Electronic.Device." is now officially "The Album of the Year 2010"!
Effective immediately, Electro-industrial legends KMFDM will be releasing new material on Dependent! The first release and the band’s first single in over nine years will be the high-energy cocktail „Krank“ (German for „sick“). The single will feature the title track in three versions, including remixes from Skold and Komor Kommando, along with two versions of the b-side „Day Of Light“. Out on 10 March and the cover artwork will naturally be handled by longtime KMFDM collaborator Brute!
Recently, KMFDM have made themselves rather scarce: starting on 10 December, in protest of the treatment of WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange, the band ceased all online activities at KMFDM.com, the KMFDMofficial Twitter, as well as at MySpace and Facebook for an indeterminate period of time. In a demonstration of their solidarity and support, the band is instead streaming a brand new track „Rebels In Control (DoS Mix)“, dedicated to WikiLeaks and Assange, direct from KMFDM.net. WIthin the first 48 hours, it had already been played over 75,000 times!
The recently released Edge Of Dawn EP "Stage Fright" has received resounding praise from all quarters. Here are just a few examples:
"The two new tracks alone justify this release, both of the same quality as the album itself. 9 out of 10 points."
- Orkus Musikmagazin
"With this EP, Edge Of Dawn present a worthy follow-up to their highly praised album!“
"As certain as an amen in church, I’ve been certain that „Anything That Gets You Through The Night“ from Edge Of Dawn is a shoo-in for Album of the Year, and their new „Stage Fright“ EP just serves to convince me further. Clocking in at nearly 40 minutes, it provides plenty of opportunities to indulge in the allure of the album all over again.’’
"The EP „Stage Fright“ is through and through a successful encore to the band’s last album. A recommended purchase for all fans of EDGE OF DAWN and electropop in general. Pure musical enjoyment delivered not by a thousand annoying remixes of a single song but instead a comprehensive selection of tracks."
- The Spine
"In addition, both of the new tracks maintain the high level of musical quality for which Edge Of Dawn is known. A must for all fans of good electronic mental cinema."
After 5 years, the title track to the 2005 album „Only Human Remains“ continues to dominate the dancefloors at nearly every electro-industrial club.
Praised at the time of its release as visionary, „Only Human Remains“ was celebrated with accolades like „Album of the Month“ and „Newcomer of the Month“. Aside from a small number of well-received compilation appearances, all has been quiet around the Fractured camp, but all that is due to change with the release of their new longplayer „Beneath The Ashes“ on Dependent this coming March.