Saturday, March 16, 2013

Inside The Volcano Vol. 1. V/A 2013 feat. Equitant's Di Minantz Di Inferni (2009)

OUT NOW! Inside The Volcano Vol. 1. feat. Equitant's Di Minantz Di Inferni (2009)

Inside The Volcano Vol. 1. CCP2CD001 V/A 2013 Complete Control Productions (Sweden)

Extreme heat and pressure. Glowing, pulsating. An environment that has the ability to create as well as destroy. Complete Control Productions are very proud to welcome you Inside The Volcano. A compilation where young, hot, electro punk acts like Schwefelgelb, Agent Side Grinder and Petra Flurr+Modernista demonstrate how to take a cue from old school influences and still sound totally fresh and thrilling. Industrial legends Portion Control, Ike Yard and Gerechtigkeits Liga refused to follow the herd when they started out at the dawn of the 1980s. They still do, and they remain as relevant and exciting as ever. Techno heroes Thomas P Heckmann, The Horrorist and Adriano Canzian have all contributed crushing dance tracks where old school EBM and furious techno fuse seamlessly. Also represented on Inside The Volcano is the new breed of leftfield dance music with mind blowing tracks from Equitant, Friherren, Diamond Skull District and K-Nitrate. Organic’s dark and beautiful alternative rock is firmly rooted in their post-punk past, while Atomic Playboy and Infiltrator bludgeon listeners into submission with dirty electronics and psychotic howls. The paranoid machine funk of //TENSE// and The Pain Machinery aims for the body as well as the mind, showing why they are at the forefront of the new wave of electronic body music currently wreaking havoc on dancefloors all over the world. Severe Illusion, Arzt+Pfusch, Guilt Trip and NTRSN are expert purveyors of dark, cold electro whereas Solvent and Emu Bomb infuse their darkness with a strong pop sensibility. Most of these 24 tracks are exclusive for this compilation. A few have only been released on vinyl before and some will be featured on upcoming releases.

Release date: March 8, 2013

Disc 1
01 Petra Flurr+Modernista - Krawall
02 Portion Control - Punch
03 Solvent feat. Adam Killing – Red And Metal
04 Ike Yard – Shiva Virus
05 The Pain Machinery - Inferno
06 Gerechtigkeits Liga - Voelkermord 3
07 Emu Bomb - Desperado
08 NTRSN – Fading Sunlight
09 Organic - People
10 Agent Side Grinder - Life In Advance (Crash Course in Science Remix)
11 Friherren – Sernas Invitation
12 Adriano Canzian - I'm Not Sorry (Original Version)

Disc 2
01 Severe Illusion - Hymn To The Airport Paranoids
02 Arzt+Pfusch - Fuck You Reality
03 Atomic Playboy feat. Infiltrator - Atomic Playboy
04 The Horrorist - Heart of Steel
05 //TENSE// - Disconnect Myself (Wanzer RMX)
06 Schwefelgelb – Irgendwo Vereint (November Edit)
07 Equitant - Di Minantz Di Inferni
08 Guilt Trip - Tick Tock Boom
09 Infiltrator – Intermission 02.2
10 K-Nitrate - Autoslave
11 Thomas P Heckmann - Herzschlag
12 Diamond Skull District – War Is Imminent

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Equitant – Body Vehement Remixes Review @ Sideline Magazine

Content: “Body Vehement” was one of my favorite releases of 2012. This new EP is a nice bonus filled with remixes. The typical minimal EBM style of Ray Helfin remains rather intact. Equitant likes remixes and “Body Vehement” –just as most of the Equitant releases, has been exposed to this familiar formula.

We first get 9 remixes of the title song by Equitant and other projects. The remixes are quite recognizable featuring the raw and cold EBM sequences and the danceable rhythmic. I personally like both of the Equitant remixes while the “Lia Organa & Electric Prince Remix” is another attention grabber. It sounds powerful and like a kind of back to the essence of the Equitant sound.

We next get 2 remixes of “Das Menschlichen Rennen”, which remains one of the all time best songs of Equitant. It has a kind of DAF-touch –and not only because of the German lyrics, which sounds absolutely mind-blowing. Elite! made an impressive remix of this song, which sounds 100% EBM.

Last, but not least we also get 4 remixes of the great “Dynamique”. This is just one more master song of Equitant featuring sexy French spoken vocals. The remix by Alexander Robotnick is my favorite one for adding a great technoid element on top of the EBM basis. The remix by Jordan Passmore (featuring Lea X) probably is the most surprising remix for being less Equitant-minded. It’s a kind of groovy adaptation from the original song bringing Equitant into a different light.

Conclusion: I personally prefer the original “Body Vehement”-EP, but this “Remixes”-EP is again featuring several outstanding versions. I don’t know if Equitant still is the best hidden secret in EBM land, but all EBM fans who don’t know this band should be ashamed for their ignorance!

Best songs: “Body Vehement (Equitant's V2 Alternate Mix)”, “Body Vehement (Equitant's V2 Remix)”, “Body Vehement (Lia Organa & Electric Prince Remix)”, “Das Menschliche Rennen (feat. Illumine Concrete - Elite! Remix)”, “Dynamique (feat. Bastian - Alexander Robotnick Remix)”.

Rate: (DP:8/9)DP. Source: Body Vehement Remixes Review @ Sideline Magazine

Equitant - Body Vehement Remixes (Act I & II) BM125 - Black Montanas Featuring remixes by: Canzian, Carretta & Workerpoor, Electrosexual, Equitant, Indira Paganotto, Lia Organa & Electric Prince, Tkuz, Elite!, Illumine Concrete, Alexander Robotnick, Cole Black, Jordan Passmore, Life For Dead, The Populists, People Theatre, Bhasmantam, Dylan McBride, Fabio Scognamiglio, Fat Bastian, Overdriver, Skinovthenight, Strange Connection. Featuring vocals by: Equitant, Lea X, Yasmin Gate, Bastian & Illumine Concrete. preview & purchase @ soundcloud