[Video] Curxes’ ‘Avant-Guarded’

 

Curxes   Avant Guarded  Animated Music Video    YouTube

Last week Brighton/Portsmouth Industro-SynthPop duo Curxes’ released their mesmerising new single Avant-Guarded. This week comes the video

The video was directed by Rob Luckins with animation from Curxes own Roberta Fidora, and gives us a look into the lives, and the minds of the Budgies. You might want to prepare your selves for that.

Curxes’ Avant-Guarded is out now.

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[Audio] Curxes’ ‘Avant-Guarded’

 

Curxes

We’ve been kept mightily amused by the Budgies over the last couple of months. That being the mundane adventures of a couple of giant budgie headed Curxes types. Have a gander at their Instagram account if you have no idea what we’re talking about. To soundtrack this searing insight into the parakeet world, the Brighton/Portsmouth Electro-Industro-Pop duo have released a new single, Avant-Guarded.

In contrast to their last single, the haunting Further Still, Avant-Guarded relentless noise assault. But unlike many forays into the realms of the experimental, Curxes manage to combine a left-field musicality with some surprisingly catchy ElectroPop. Post-punk in places, vocally, and musically a bit R&B at times, Avant-Guarded is a strange beast. Although with a title like that it;s probably to be expected. There’s an amazing sonic pallet being worked with here, new synth sounds and rhythms to keep you interested on repeated listens. What Curxes have done here, is take the far to often po-faced and taking-itself-seriously world of experimental electronics and made it fun. Quite the achievement.

♫ Curxes – Avant-Guarded

Curxes’ Avant-Guarded is out now.

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[Video] Planningtorock’s reworks The Knife’s ‘Let’s Talk About Gender Baby, Let’s Talk About You And Me’

 

The Knife   Let s Talk About Gender Baby  Let s Talk About You And Me  Planningtorock rework    YouTube

Sometime The Knife collaborator Planningtorock was invited to rework the duo’s track Full Of Fire, taken from their Shaking The Habitual album. Making the track truly her own, Planningtorock delivered Let’s Talk About Gender Baby, Let’s Talk About You And Me, complete with funky as anything bassline.

Check out the video for the track, created again by Planningtorock. Abstract shapes and colours ahoy!

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[Video] Douglas J. McCarthy’s ‘Moving On’

 

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Here’s the new video from Nitzer Ebb frontman, the unmistakable Douglas J. McCarthy. Move On is taken from McCarthy’s recent solo long player Kill Your Friends. It’s one of the groovier, bluesier, tracks on the record, but no less abrasive.

Stevenler Paulinger directs the clip, a nice atmospheric slice of Americana with a futuristic blues vibe to match the track.

Douglas J. McCarthy’s Kill Your Friends is out now.

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[Audio] Cabaret Voltaire’s ‘#8385’

 

Cabaret Voltaire

We don’t tend to make much of a secret of our love for Sheffield Electronic Music pioneers Cabaret Voltaire. They’ve been one of our favourite artists for as long as we can remember and their myriad forms have always been an influence on us. They’ve been few quite a few music changes, experimenting with new styles and taking on new influences and whist we love their harsh experimental beginnings and the deep House influenced later work, the mid-80s era of Cabaret Voltaire is ‘our’ Cabs, the Cabs we grew up with.

Continuing Mute Records series of re-issues, Cabaret Voltaire are set to release the box set #8385 (Collected Works 1984-1985). this is a pretty exciting collection, featuring remastered editions of The Crackdown (1983), Micro-Phonies (1984), Drinking Gasoline (1985) and The Covenant, The Sword And The Arm Of The Lord (1985), some of The Cabs greatest works. Also contained in the package is a CD of Cabaret Voltaire’s 12” of the period and a CD of unreleased material, titled Earthshaker, alongside two DVDs featuring a couple of live shows, the promo videos from the time and the long awaited DVD release of 1985 VHS tape Gasoline In Your Eye. That’s not all, there’s also included a 40-page booklet and some slick packaging. This is a seriously essential purchase for Cabaret Voltaire fans and for anyone interested in the history of electronic music.

♫ Cabaret Voltaire – Sensoria (12” Version)

♫ Cabaret Voltaire – Just Fascination

♫ Cabaret Voltaire – I Want You

Cabaret Voltaire’s #8385 (Collected Works 1984-1985) is released 4th November.

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[Video] Goin’ Old School: Alphaville, Cee Farrow & The Neon Judgement

 

Goin’ Old School isn’t a trip down music memory lane, it’s a mugging in the dark alleyway of nostalgia:

First up, from 1986, is German SynthPop heroes Alphaville with Dance With Me.

Cee Farrow‘s Soul tinged SynthPop début, Should I Love You, from 1982.

And finally Belgian EBM outfit The Neon Judgement’s Chinese Black, from 1987.

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[Video] Goin’ Old School: Spandau Ballet, Karla DeVito & Ministry

 

Goin’ Old School isn’t a trip down music memory lane, it’s a mugging in the dark alleyway of nostalgia:

Let’s begin todays journey with a bright SynthPop from Spandau Ballet’s 1982 single; Lifeline.

OK, this isn’t strictly a music video, because there isn’t one. But c’mon, what’s Karla DeVito’s 1985 track We Are Not Alone most famous for?

Before Ministry were shite Metal Ministry they were good, SynthPop Ministry, and even before that they were the Ministry who recorded this unreleased track, Same Old Madness, from 1982.

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[Video] Kate Boy’s ‘The Way We Are’

 

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Here’s the video for Stockholm ElectroPoppers Kate Boy’s new single The Way We Are. A modern EBM ScandiPop monster.

Kate Boy directed the video themselves, which continues their love of stark, monochrome visuals that work so well with their icy music.

Kate Boy’s Northern Lights EP is out now.

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[Video] Goin’ Old School: Telex & The Normal

 

Goin’ Old School isn’t a trip down music memory lane, it’s a mugging in the dark alleyway of nostalgia:

First up it’s Italo pioneers Telex with their most recognisable tune, 1979’s Moskow Diskow.

And from the year before, 1978, Daniel Miller’s The Normal and TVOD’s flip-side, Warm Leatherette.

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[Video] Goin’ Old School: Bomb The Bass, The Art Of Noise & Koo De Tah

 

Goin’ Old School isn’t a trip down music memory lane, it’s a mugging in the dark alleyway of nostalgia:

today we’re kicking off with Bomb The Bass’ raucous Hip-House monster Megablast from 1988 .

Here’s The Art Of Noise’s haunting, yet Industrial, Moments In Love from 1985.

Finally funkin’ out with Tina Cross’ Koo De Tah’s hit Body Talk, again from 1985.

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