Hante.’s music is a paragon of melancholy and cool heaviness. Some call it Dark Wave or Synth Wave. Others prefer the even older name Cold Wave, which originates in the periphery of the French label New Rose Records. Hélène de Thoury was not yet born when the label began its work, but since 2013, the Parisian has produced melancholic, mostly minimal electronic music with a brilliance that far outshines that of many of her predecessors of the early 1980s.
New equipment and new dimensions for The Horrorist! The fifth album by the Berlin-based New Yorker appears to be from one casting: Hardcore and House elements are at most rudimentary to discover while EBM, Body Techno and (Minimal) Wave are omnipresent. With Separate Dimension, Oliver Chesler has finally arrived.
A good ten years ago, Adam X organized the Crossing The Parallel events and Hammer & Nail parties in Berlin. By doing so, he was one of the first promoters to undogmatically curate electronic music from (seemingly) quite different scenes at one single event. He put together, what – obviously – belongs together.
Six years ago, Jae Matthews and Augustus Muller from Northampton, Massachusetts (US) started making music together. Teen Dreamz was the name of their first band, from which the dark-wave/minimal-synth duo Boy Harsher emerged in 2014. The name change brought international success: several EPs, a sinister sounding club hit called Pain and the debut album Yr Body Is Nothing followed.
Fortyfication-Festival, Berlin, November 2018. The pioneers of German Dark Electro are entering the stage and, among other things, playing three brand-new songs. This is not a matter of fact, considering that the band had disbanded Placebo Effect in 1999 and henceforth reunited for some shows on a larger scale only sporadically.