New Depeche Mode remix album in April

February 28, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The new Depeche Mode remix album will be released early April 2011.

For those who didn’t know yet; remix duties have been executed by Alan Wilder (Recoil and ex-Depeche Mode – “In chains”), Vince Clarke (Yazoo, Erasure, ex-Depeche Mode – “Behind the wheel”), Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes, New Order’s Bernard Sumner, Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow. Other unconfirmed names which have popped up include Aphex Twin, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs!, Brandon Flowers of The Killers and Arcade Fire.

More news will follow :-)

Get ready for the Mute synth event

February 8, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

On 13-14 May, the British label Mute will host Short Circuit Electronic Music Festival at the Roundhouse in London. Performances and unique collaborations with the past as well as current and prospective Mute artists will be interspersed with discussions, workshops, screenings and installations to celebrate the Mutes successful and influential time as a label.

Program (more names will be added soon)

Friday, May 13
LIVE
RECOIL
Nitzer Ebb
RICHARD H. KIRK
CARTER TUTTI with Nik Void
NON
THE BALANESCU QUARTET
COIL
T. RAUMSCHMIERE
Thomas Fehlmann
THOMAS BRINKMANN
Komputer

DJs
DANIEL MILLER
___________________________________

Saturday, May 14
LIVE
Erasure AND SPECIAL GUEST
The Residents
Laibach
LIAR
Alison Moyet (SPECIAL GUEST)
S.C.U.M
POPPY AND THE Jezebel
SFT AND MIRA Calix
BIG DEAL
JAMES BROOKS
Peter Gregson

DJ
DANNY BRIOTTET
Irmina SCHMIDT AND Kumo play The Sound Of Can – CAN ARCHIVE SPECIAL

FILM
MARK STEWART ‘ON / OFF’ (2009)
AN EXCLUSIVE NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS FILM BY Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard
WITH MORE “To be announced

CALL
GARETH JONES ON Producing MUTE ARTISTS
STEFAN BETKE (AKA POLE) ‘An Introduction
NTO THE SCIENCE OF MASTERING ‘
PLUS MORE “To be announced

INSTALLATIONS – 13 & May 14
SCHNEIDER BEURO
Flies, GUYS AND CHOIR
FELIX’S MACHINES

Mute founded by Daniel Miller in 1978 and has since signed now world-famous artists such as Depeche Mode, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Goldfrapp, Erasure and Moby as well as new talents that Yeasayer and soon the album in question Josh T. Pearson.

Whilst maintaining a firmly eclectic roster, from the earliest days of The Normal, Fad Gadget and DAF through to the techno era with artists such as Plastikman / Richie Hawtin and Speedy J, and to the present day with hybrid electronic artists such as Yeasayer and S.C.U.M, the label has always been a champion of electronic music.

Mute also looks after a catalogue of seminal electronic artists such as Can, Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire and Kraftwerk.

Short Circuit pays tribute to the key Pioneers of Electronic Music, recent festivals have hosted performances from artists such as the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Holger Czukay, John Foxx, Jeff Mills and Gavin Bryars.
Tickets for the Mutes festival days in London are available here. www.roundhouse.org.uk

Back to the Phuture with Recoil

February 7, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · 1 Comment 

For all who are in need of Recoil, here is a timely reminder to attend the additional performance of “A Strange Hour ‘to be held at the Back to the Phuture festival in April. The festival consists of two shows, which take place at the Academy 1 – Manchester on Friday 1st April and Troxy – London Saturday, April 2, with live performances from Gary Numan and Recoil in Manchester, and John Foxx at the show London.

Motor will also participate on both dates and Mark Jones will go to the music of the past, present and future – his sets, focusing mainly on new talent like Hurts, Villa Nah, La Roux, Little Boots, Prison and Ellie Golding Penguin.

Back To The Phuture began as a radio show on BBC 6 Music in 2009. This program connects the recognized pioneers of synthetic music with artists in the electro scene currently celebrating 30 years of electronic boldness. Mark Jones has proposed radio fun and educational with guests such as Arthur Baker, Phil Oakey (The Human League), Daniel Miller (Mute Records), Gary Numan, Martyn Ware (Heaven 17), Andy McLuskey and Paul Humphries ( WCO), Steve Strange (Visage) and August Darnell (Kid Creole & the Coconuts).

Here are links to help you get more information, sample music, and participate in various competitions related to the event.

Event page | Official site BTTP

Free downloads of each participating artist: http://soundcloud.com/bttp

YouTube page devoted to festivals BTTP: www.youtube.com / backtothephuturetv

Side-Line Music Awards – the results

December 27, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · 1 Comment 

Side-Line Music Awards are now ready, each year Side-Line nominates the best songs, bands and acts in the electro, synth, EBM etc space and now the final results are here, as voted by the Side-Line readers. And it seems Recoil got a fair share of the prices

The results of the Side-Line Music Awards 2010 are in. Yes, it did take us a few days more than we had originally planned. But then again, we never imagined getting stuck in London and Brussels the past week due to the unexpected harsh winter conditions circling over Europe. We spent the last two days counting the votes and deleting the invalid ones. But before we give the results, we really want to thank all those readers who have cast their votes in the past two election rounds. You were among the 39,203 people (!!) to have cast a valid vote. That is an all-time record for Side-Line.

Best Band:

  1. Combichrist (5,391)
  2. Unter Null (4,985)
  3. Front Line Assembly (3,818)
  4. Front 242 (3,803)
  5. Mesh (2,756)
  6. Recoil (2,542)
  7. Suicide Commando (2,459)
  8. Hocico (2,327)
  9. Depeche Mode (2,314)
  10. Leaether Strip (2,201)
  11. A-ha (2,227)
  12. Kant Kino (1,837)
  13. De/Vision (1,571)
  14. Edge Of Dawn (589)
  15. Diorama (383)

Best Album:

  1. Recoil – “Selected” (10,442)
  2. Front Line Assembly – “IED” (8,252)
  3. Unter Null – “Moving On” (7,898)
  4. OMD – “History Of Modern” (6,908)
  5. Angelspit – “Larva Pupa Tank Coffin” (5,811)

Best Single:

  1. Covenant – “Lightbringer” (10,330)
  2. Combichrist – “Scarred” (8,983)
  3. Rotersand – “Waiting To Be Born” (7,038)
  4. In Strict Confidence – “Silver Bullets” (6,825)
  5. I:Scintilla – “Prey On You” (6,027)

Best Label:

  1. Mute (13,072)
  2. Alfa Matrix (10,736)
  3. Metropolis/Dependent (10,479)
  4. Trisol (4,916)

Best Live Band:

  1. Recoil (14,545)
  2. Combichrist (9,107)
  3. Depeche Mode (6,032)
  4. Front Line Assembly (4,851)
  5. Leaether Strip (4,668)

Stereoklang talks to synthmaster Daniel Myer, with Covenant and Recoil

December 19, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Covenant performed at this year’s ElectriXmas and we had a quick talk with Daniel Myer about music, gear and iPads. Watch the video below :-)

More stuff on Daniel below:

Architect is joining Recoil for the US tour after some shows together in Europe.

Architect is the creation of German mastermind Daniel Myer. In 1993 he founded the legendary electro-industrial/EBM project Haujobb. Since then he has made a name for himself within the electronic scene and initiated many other projects such as HMB, Newt and Destroid.

Since 2007, he has been a permanent member of the renowned Swedish EBM band Covenant. Created in 1998, Architect and can be easily described as the most fascinating of Daniel’s projects. Focusing primarily on minimal techno, powerfully distorted sequences and razor-sharp breakbeats, he manages to create a unique hybrid of electronica with smooth ambient soundscapes, rendering the results suitable for both listening and dancing.

Teaser for Euro leg for Recoil’s ‘Selected events’

November 18, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Alan Wilder’s (ex Depeche Mode) tour visiting world with its project, Recoil, and the show “Selected Events 2010 – A Strange Hour”. After a series of live dates before in Europe and the U.S. the show now returns to Europe for a number of closing dates in November and December. For the new dates will show also include all-new parts, materials not previously been played during the tour, but also completely virgin video.

Special guests will also participate, including Gary Numan, Ade Fenton, Architect, Sono and Northern Kind.

Want and the german mastermind Daniel Myer

October 20, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

In connection to Alan Wilder’s US Recoil tour a new product is out now. “Want – The Architect Mixes” is a digital package, available for free from Mute Records. We are served with three new versions of “Want”, put together by Daniel Myer, the man behind Architect, together with another remix, a digital book and a movie.

Architect is joining Recoil for the US tour after some shows together in Europe.

Architect is the creation of German mastermind Daniel Myer. In 1993 he founded the legendary electro-industrial/EBM project Haujobb. Since then he has made a name for himself within the electronic scene and initiated many other projects such as HMB, Newt and Destroid.

Since 2007, he has been a permanent member of the renowned Swedish EBM band Covenant. Created in 1998, Architect and can be easily described as the most fascinating of Daniel’s projects. Focusing primarily on minimal techno, powerfully distorted sequences and razor-sharp breakbeats, he manages to create a unique hybrid of electronica with smooth ambient soundscapes, rendering the results suitable for both listening and dancing.

Go here to download : http://www.mute.com/recoil_want

Recoil & Gary Numan double bill in Chicago

July 23, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Recoil & Gary Numan double bill in Chicago / Numan to play 'The  Pleasure Principle' in full
Following Recoil’s recent US leg tour announcement, we got word that the gig taking place at The Metro in Chicago on 26th October will be a double bill featuring both Recoil and Gary Numan. Numan and his band will be performing his classic “The Pleasure Principle” album in full. Also on the bill for that evening is Architect. Tickets are available from the following outlet (www.etix.com) and are already on sale. Tickets for several other shows can be purchased at Ticketmaster.

Alan Wilder’s Recoil – Selected events

March 23, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

More special guests have been added to the ‘Selected Events’ tour. Our friends Jonny Slut & Fil Jones from Atomizer will be joining us, supporting Recoil in Paris at Le Bus Palladium on April 23rd and in London at O2 Islington Academy on April 25th.

Atomizer helped kickstart the London electro scene back in 2002 with their now legendary club night (and record label) NagNagNag.

Recording with ex-KLF producer Jimmy Cauty in 2003, the duo released their debut single ‘Hooked on Radiation’. The first album ‘Rubber Youth’ was released in 2006, followed by their second album ‘Cult of Europa’ in 2009.

This time we follow Alan during the build up to the event in Berlin, at the famous Meistersaal. Alan walks us around the studio, shows us some notorious spots and introduces a couple of guests.

When Alan Wilder and Paul Kendall presented their “Strange Hour” with Recoil in Berlin’s legendary Hansa Tonstudios on March 19, they invited two very special guests to the stage. Gareth Jones and Daniel Miller, who both played important roles during Depeche Mode’s Hansa sessions in the 80:s performed a long “Construction Time Again” DJ remix set.

At Recoil’s Spanish dates, Douglas McCarthy sang live with Recoil and Client’s Sarah Blackwood will DJ at some future Recoil dates. More guests are to be expected during the remaining dates.

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