Ghost & Writer, the project of Frank M. Spinath (Seabound, Edge Of Dawn) and Jimmyjoe Snark III (The Weathermen) is today's musical equivalent to Oscar Wilde playing drums in Edgar Varèse's electro band. Together they create moving four-minute-scenarios you can never trust as they bounce from one climate to another, creating a world equally beautiful and dangerous. Mean little stories blown up to cinematic proportions. Stranded and battered electronic memorials of better days. And yet, so fresh it almost hurts.
Now the project announce their first full length album entitled "Shipwrecks". It shall feature 8 original Ghost & Writer tracks and also 8 re-creations by e.g. File Not Found, Edge Of Dawn, Diskonnekted, Iris and Acretounge. Last but not least the CD will be mastered by Daniel B. of Front 242.
“Shipwrecks” shall be released at the end of January on Dependent.
The tracklisting of the eagerly awaited new Edge Of Dawn EP is announced! Six months after their successful album "Anything That Gets You Through The Night" and after the album track "Stage Fright" has persisted on the DAC single charts without being a regular single for the entire summer, the synthpop project nearly has finished their work on a new 8-track Single EP which will be entitled “Stage Fright EP”
Edge Of Dawn – “Stage Fright EP“
01 Stage Fright (Steril Remix)
02 Valid World (Acretongue Remix)
03 Up (A Cold Case)
05 In Your Sleep (Renegade Of Noise Remix)
06 Up (A Cold Case) (Rotersand Remix)
07 Capsized (Cryo Remix)
08 Stage Fright (Splitter Remix)
The "Renegades Of Noise Remix" of the song "In Your Sleep" was created by Daniel Meyer (Haujobb / Destroid). Furthermore, alternate established electro-acts such as Steril and Rotersand and high-potential newcomers like Cryo and Acretongue have contributed remix versions to the EP.
The new titles "Up" and "Enchanted" sustain the momentum of their album highlights and if you have a look at the total running time you almost will have a complete new Edge Of Dawn album in your shelf. The EP will be released in the first week of December by Dependent.
This week the current volume of Dependent´s highly acclaimed SEPTIC Compilation series entered the German Alternative Charts (DAC) on position 2. The sampler who will get the Zillo Magazine seal "of high electronic value" in their forthcoming issue is the ninth installment in this series and again combines a wealth of fresh sounds from all corners of the EBM Electro-Industrial and Futurepop scene.
Here you will find further information including extensive prelistening clips.
No, we don’t mean their place at the top of the DAC album charts, which the’ve held for the past three weeks, but instead the German Media Control charts, where tomorrow The Birthday Massacre’s new album „Pins and Needles“ will enter the Top 100!
With a video for „In The Dark“ in rotation on British TV and an album in the German pop charts, where will frontwoman Chibi and her band of Canadian gothic rockers strike next?
The album can be previewed online here
The new volume of the SEPTIC Compilation series now hit the shelves. The press has already heard the sampler and proclaims:
"These compilations you can buy a friend. Listening to it is fun, you will get a lot of new music for your money and there is always something to explore. Nice that someone still makes the effort in compiling those compilation albums."
"Septic IX" is a must for any lover of electronic music, with the desire for new, interesting stuff. Recommended!"
- Gothic Magazine
‘Septic IX’ once again delivers a quality mix of different styles in electronic music and with projects such as PAIL, [CELL 7] and especially the very strong COMADUSTER puts about new names adding a fresh new wind.
"Total: 8.5 / 10"
- Reflections Of Darkness
Front Line Assembly - New Single EP exclusively on their forthcoming tour with mind.in.a.box!
If you followed the DAC of the summer, it is striking that while the successful Front Line Assembly album "Improvised Electronic Device" and it´s single "Shifting Through The Lens" defended the leading chart positions, another FLA Title again and again has been chosen by the DJs on the singles charts: "Angriff".
This track with the German sung chorus "Kampfbereit Kameraden .." ("Ready for combat comrades ...") has emerged to a club hit. So FLA will offer at their October's tour with mind.in.a.box an exclusive limited CD single EP that contains not less than five new versions of "Attack", two previously unreleased new songs plus a radio edit.
The remixers are PROJECT PITCHFORK, Tim Skold (Marilyn Manson / KMFDM), MINDLESS FAITH, the tour colleagues mind.in.a.box and FLA by theirself.
The 8-track EP will only be available at the merchandise stall on the forthcoming FLA tour.
Listen to the original version of “Angriff“ here
Or, from Zero to Hero, The Birthday Massacre album "Pins and Needles" catapulted himself straight from 0 to 1 on the German Alternative Charts!
If the advance orders continue to increase, we probably will have to order the second pressing before the actual release date on 17. September. But do not worry, each copy of this great album of course will be obtained easily and in time. For the few who have not ordered yet, here are some audio samples from the album
SEPTIC IX Compilation - Prelistening excerpts “in the mix” online now. 16 minutes hottest Electro-Industrial for free!
Here now please find the first impressions of SEPTIC IX.
As with the previous edition of Septic [Then exercised at MySpace. Dr. Klahn has turned on his mixing desk again and created two new 16 mins mixes from XXL snippets of the SEPTIC IX album, too.
Mix Part 1 is now online and the second part (containing the other half of the SEPTIC IX audio samples) will follow next Friday. Already the week after, the sampler itself will be available at the stores and will feature all the tracks in their original running time and unmixed form.
Click here for the mix!