PRE-ORDER: Order now, and we will ship this item to you when it is released on August 7, 2020.The Unsound Remixes features 17 re-imagined versions of God Module’s most recent album. Iris, E.S.A, System Syn, Funker Vogt, Velvet Acid Christ, Ghostfeeder, Rodney Anonymous (Dead Milkmen/7th Victim), and more put their unique touches to songs from The Unsound. God Module is a standout artist in the genre, and The Unsound Remixes is an exceptional accompaniment to an extraordinary album.
01. Hindsight (Iris mix) 02. Phenomenon (Amnestic mix) 03. Unsound (ESA mix) 04. Grey Forces (Baby Magick Stryker Roll Out mix) 05. Display (Ruined Conflict mix) 06. Cross My Heart (ES23 mix) 07. Unconscious (System Syn mix) 08. Deja Vu (Wolftron mix) 09. Hindsight (Reichsfeind mix) 10. Phenomenon (Absynthe of Faith mix) 11. Unsound (Finite Automata mix) 12. Grey Forces (Ghostfeeder mix) 13. Display (Inva//id mix) 14. Cross My Heart (Velvet Acid Christ mix) 15. Unconscious (Funker Vogt mix) 16. Deja Vu (Aircrash Bureau mix) 17. Hindsight (Rodnet Anonymous Fears of Children mix)
Former NEW CREATURES/JOHNATHAN CHRISTIAN co-founder Johnathan Mooney and MACHINERY OF DESIRE’s Adrian Auchrome have teamed up to form the new project THE FUNHOUSE COLLECTIVE. The duo has announced the release of their cover of Golden Earring’s classic song, “Twilight Zone.” The original song was written by Golden Earring guitarist George Kooymans who got inspiration fromRobert Ludlum book, “The Bourne Identity.”
Produced by Johnathan Mooney and Michael Bann, this new darker, post-punk version aptly arrives at a very poignant time in the world.
“Growing up during the Cold War and coming of age when the original came out left me with indelible memories of that era. Add the events past few months to the mix and it seemed this could have new relevance.” Says Adrian Auchrome.”
Aimée Osbourne, the eldest daughter of Ozzy and Sharon, has shared the music video for her new single “Shared Something With The Night”, released under the ARO banner. The clip premiered exclusively with Rolling Stone, which wrote, “The video shows off a duskier, more dramatic side to her aesthetic — especially the shadowy video that shows her singing the song in a church while her masked band rocks out in the dark.”
Aimée stated about “Shared Something With The Night”: “The song is like a MY BLOODY VALENTINE lullaby for the romantically tormented that struggle to sleep at night. I wrote it when I was living in New York and feeling pretty alone and lost. I hadn’t fully connected with who I really was and what that meant yet. Hung up on the outcome of someone else’s approval of me to determine my own self-worth. This weird little song was an outlet for a lot of uncomfortability at the time.”
ARO plans to release more music later in the year.
Aimée reportedly refused to appear in the reality show “The Osbournes”, and even went as far as to move out of the family home in an effort to stay away from the cameras. She later explained in an interview: “I want to be a singer, and I felt if I’d stayed with ‘The Osbournes’ and done the whole thing, I would have been typecast right away.”
She elaborated during a 2015 RollingStone.com interview, saying: “I don’t think I will ever cross-contaminate my private life and my family life with my public and professional worlds. For me, nothing’s more important than having a very clear boundary between the two. That’s just part of who I am.”
For more than three decades, Clan Of Xymox has been revered for its signature blend of melancholic rock. Following the beautiful singles “She” & “Lovers”, 2020 sees the release of the new album “Spider On The Wall”. The album is an artistic triumph for the band. Dark & intimate, while masterfully exploring signature dark electro-gothic sound that has made the act adored around the world.
Robert Görl (drums & electronics) and Gabi Delgado-Lopez (lyrics & vocals) formed DAF (Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft) back in 1978. Their deep dark, stripped down, rhythmic intensive, repetitive minimal electronics would become their signature sound along with using their native German language as a distinctive factor as well. These unique characteristics rapidly built the foundation of the DAF radical and uncompromising sonic trademark and the duo became one of the pathfinders of the “Neue Deutsche Welle” movement, and one of the most influential bands from the Düsseldorf scene, the cradle of electronic music. The sudden death of Gabi Delgado in March 2020 triggered a shockwave of emotions through the electronic music scene which abruptly lost an iconic live performer, a true pioneer and major influence for several generations of electronic music artists… Gone way too young, Gabi still had so much provocation to express and energy to share. Surrounded by Alfa Matrix artists, we prepared this tribute compilation to DAF to express our deepest respect to this unique band. In full respect of DAF’s legacy and artistic attitude, we tried to bring back that right mixture between rhythmic and intelligence across this tribute compilation, between intense and emotional, between surprising and provoking! Covering 19 tracks from DAF’s huge repertoire, between classics (“Der Mussolini”, “Verschwende Deine Jugend”, “Der Raüber Und Der Prinz”, “Alles Ist Gut”, “Alle Gegen Alle”…) and less known songs, our Alfa Matrix artists initiated stunning collaborations within the label family, decided to appropriate songs into their own native language (IMPLANT & KANT KINO), all to pay homage to Gabi Delgado, bringing music “for the brain and for the ass” in full ferocity and sensuality. From electronic veterans like Jürgen Engler (DIE ROBO SAPIENS), Uwe Kanka (ARMAGEDDON DILDOS) or Claus Kruse (PNE) to younger scene acts like LIGHTS A.M., CIRCUMPOLAR, 808 DOT POP, JUNKSISTA or yet IMJUDAS, through the 90’s and millennium elektro generations of bands like AIBOFORCEN, AD:KEY, PSYCHIC FORCE, NEUROACTIVE, TECHNOIR, NEIKKA RPM, ACYLUM, AESTHETISCHE as well as the recent qualitative additions to the Alfa Matrix roster of bands with good old DIGITAL FACTOR and promising dark synth pop REICHSFEIND: all united to perform DAF songs through their own emotional kaleidoscope of sound ranging from minimal EBM to electro pop through dark elektro and ambient industrial. In this joint effort, we all felt like “Wir Sind DAF” for a short creative moment… but forever in our heart. MERCI for your artful legacy. Liebe ist Kunst. Kunst ist Liebe. Available formats:
Primary Wave Music Publishing has acquired a stake in the music publishing catalog and master recordings of Devo, one of the most influential and longest-running acts to emerge from the new wave era. The acquisition includes some of the group’s biggest hits, including “Whip It,” “That’s Good,” “Girl U Want,” “Freedom of Choice,” and more.
Devo will now have access to Primary Wave’s publishing infrastructure, which includes digital strategy, marketing, licensing, synch opportunities and film & TV production.
“As a founder of Devo, the band and the concept, I feel the evidence of real De-evolution is growing daily,” says the group’s Gerald Casale. “Devo is relevant to current culture and I am excited that Primary Wave finds our body of work ripe for growing the Devo brand into the future. In partnership with them we hope to fortify our legacy.”
“I couldn’t be more excited to welcome such an innovative band – a band that was so ahead of their time – to the Primary Wave family,” says Adam Lowenberg, Chief Marketing Officer at Primary Wave. He goes on, “I have personally been a long-time fan of Devo, and their music has stood the test of time. Our team looks forward to bringing new life to their classic songs.”
Formed in Akron, Ohio, in 1972 by Kent State art students Gerald Casale and Mark Mothersbaugh, Devo’s innovative merging of rock, mechanical rhythms, quirkiness and, not least, videos, imaging and branding has had a far-reaching influence on countless acts that have emerged in the years since. They were among the first truly multi-media artists: In the early ‘80s, their videos were among the most imaginative and attention-grabbing of the then-new MTV network, and during an era when glamorous artists like Duran Duran, Michael Jackson and Prince set the tone, they were utterly unafraid to make fun of themselves.
Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale created every band graphic concept and marketing plan, and Gerald directed 21 of their videos including “Whip It” and “Satisfaction,” as well as designing the innovative stage shows and costumes which includes the infamous Devo “Energy Dome” red hat. Early fans included David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Brian Eno, the latter of whom produced the group’s major-label debut in 1978.
While Mothersbaugh has cultivated an active career as a film and television composer over the past couple of decades and key members Bob Casale and Alan Myers have passed away, the group remains active and reforms for occasional gigs.