Happy Monday, all. I have to admit that I’m a little despondent, what with the plucky Athletics, the dignified Nationals, and the abominably rising above their station Orioles all having been eliminated from the baseball postseason, leaving this Blue Jays fan with little choice but to pull for the Tigers for the rest of the haul. Oh well: Detroit could use a pick me up. Speaking of which, let’s turn the corner with five new cuts to get yr week started. Also, I’ve tacked on a little bit of a mailbag bonus feature at the end.
Legend, “Runaway Train”
Heavy drama coming from Iceland. There seems to be a lot of widescreen, hi-def synthpop stuff that also borrows from darkwave and post-rock happening right now. Big Black Delta, Miracle, even Strangers and Hurts to a lesser degree. Tips of the hat to Jeremy of Distorted Memory for hipping us to this, and to the gang at Artoffact who’ll be giving Fearless a North American release!
More free fun to be had from V▲LH▲LL, this time a two-track single featuring some verses from DC MC ZєєkS. Intriguingly, rather than sounding like an existing, beat-based witch house track that someone’s drawling over as an afterthought like so much of the WH stuff that claims Dirty South lineage, this feels like a fully fledged hip-hop production from the ground-up, perhaps not unlike something created by our beloved El-P.
Terminal Gods, “The Card Player”
Terminal Gods, whose “Electric Eyes” from earlier this year is one of the best Sister-jacks I’ve ever heard, full stop, have a new single in the works and have dropped the b-side as a teaser. It’s much more of a slow burn than anything from the “Electric Eyes” single, but like the sticker says, it’s still “Full On Gothic Fucking Rock”, indeed. Young Londoners making savvy night moves – keep an eye on them…
We have to say that we’ve been really heartened by the number of industrial-related charity compilations which we’ve learned about since starting ID:UD. It’s awesome to see artists and label folk, who are making precious little cash from their work nowadays as is, donating their efforts and art to raise money for some great causes. Pneuma is one such project, with twenty-two artists (skewing slightly to the rhythmic noise end of things) offering tracks to raise funds for lung cancer research, including Imminent. This cut gets away from the more breaky feel of Olivier Moreau’s comeback album Cask Strength and heads to his noisier roots by way of some almost 8-bit sounds.
Double Echo, “Without Ceremony”
Some super-dreamy darkwave from a new Liverpudlian act who’ve just put out a by-donation 3-track release which is worth your time. This one puts me in mind of Siouxsie b-sides (though it might that synth-flute reminding me of “The Quarterdrawing of the Dog“).
Addendum: We get a lot of spam comments here at ID:UD. So many, in fact, that sometimes some legitimate comments get deleted in our rush to clear out the junk. By way of apology, I’d like to post these obviously very legitimate comments by real human bipeds and offer replies to each of them in turn.
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I’m guessing that this is concerning the short-lived online ID:UD intern search. Unfortunately, after returning from the two-week bender which prompted this campaign, Intern Tobey reaffirmed his commitment to this site and his duties by…well, you don’t want to know what he did to the applications. A shame, really, as someone with a chemistry background might’ve been able to get the smell out of the carpet.
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