Listen: Kontravoid – Impurities (The Remixes)

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I haven’t really been covering Kontravoid a whole lot, with one exception. But what I have been covering has been Tännhauser Gate. Now they’ve outdone themselves when it comes to remixing, as they’ve just now remixed “Impurities“, a stand-alone single that as of yesterday, have been remixed by Equitant, Alixander III, VLsonn and Tarantula X. Also featuring a remastered version of the track itself. It seems like Pretty Pretty Records from California have had their hand in making it happen, too. Anyway, the reason that I’m writing this is because Len from Tännhauser Gate e-mailed me about it, and I must say that when I pick and choose from those remixes – I always fall back to Tännhauser Gate. They squashed in their signature into it, and even though it sounds alike, their more down-tempo take of the track is unabashedly my favorite. When it comes to the actual track itself, the techno-vibes along with the aggressive EBM under- (and overtones) – make me head back to the original source all the time, that is – when I’m not listening to the Tännhauser remix. I actually have no idea what will happen to this single, more than the fact that you can buy it from Kontravoid himself and Pretty Pretty Records. However, this is probably one of the more interesting remix-albums since Three Winters released theirs earlier this year. The album art for this release is courtesy of Ryan Paterson. Buy it digitally by name-your-price and put in something extra there, or buy on iTunes for the ridiculously low price of 0.99 dollars.

Electrolight: Various Artists – Inside The Volcano. Vol. 1

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Sweden seems to have the best compilations. Now, I feel a sense of pride. Anyway, it might not be 100% correct, but it is this time around. With the Various Artists compiled in the Inside The Volcano. Vol. 1 release, you can’t really look forward to anything anymore. They’ve done it well. Compiling artists and groups like: Petra Flurr+Modernista, Portion Control, Solvent feat Adam Killing, Ike Yard, The Pain Machinery, Gerechtigkeits Liga, Emu Bomb, NTRSN, Organic, Agent Side Grinder, Friherren, Adriano Canzian, Severe Illusion, Arzt+Plusch, Atomic Playboy feat Infiltrator, The Horrorist, //TENSE//, Schwefelgelb, Equitant, Guilt Trip, Infiltrator, K-Nitrate, Thomas P Heckmann and Diamond Skull District. You can expect gears grinding, industrial atmospheres, abstract electronica and everything in between. At times, you’ll also hear a lot of EBM. Sometimes you might actually also hear some experimental electronica. Let your body loose, tighten up and get with the groove. Or, yeah, the electronic severity. Minimalism is also so ever prevalent, as it marches down the stream. Some of the tracks are pretty unbearable, but thankfully – that’s only a minority of ’em. Listen to the compilation down below and enjoy.