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New Forms of Entertainment Vol. 1: Cybernoise



D.A.R.P.A.

  1. Red Tent
  2. The Mud Club
  3. Bubble Blubber Bob
  4. On The Stroke Of Time
  5. Hi-Land Lo-Tech
D.A.R.P.A. are:
Katinka Pakel - words & voices
Ingo H. Julich - compositions & instruments

A crossover synth pop band with a slightly harder edge to several of the tracks. For the most part the music lacked concise genre bouncing around various electronic genres like a cheap prostitute. A few of the tracks would have fit perfectly into early eighties english synth-pop explosion sans any intelligent lyrics or hooks in the chorus. Nothing particularly imaginative or unique to speak of, perhaps the band should stick to a more solid musical style.



Dive

  1. Running Circle
  2. Automatique
  3. Welcome To Hell part 2
Dive is: Dirk Ivens

A slight departure from Dirk Ivens usual musical direction. Dirk has in the past focused more on a sparse open programming style with very little depth or width to his music. The tracks present on this compilation instead show a very notable shift away from finite electronics to an increase in depth and rhythm structure. Whither this is a gathering trend in his music or is only utilized for these three tracks is unknown, we'll have to wait and see.



:wumpscut:

  1. Total Recall
  2. Zech Groove
  3. Ceremony
  4. Lindbergh
  5. Tschusch Domos
  6. War Combattery 2
  7. Phistocontrol
  8. Irak I

Complex and intricately weaved sound landscapes overlayed with the occasional German marching lyric radiate throughout the tracks present on the last half of this compilation. :wumpscut: never ceases to amaze me with each new release as one of the driving forces of the new electro-industrial school of music. Lush full bodied music focusing on well laid out sampling styles and in most cases undeniable dance rhythms. Be on the watch out for :wumpscut: to be one of the new leaders on the electro movement.

Contact:
VUZ Records
P.O. Box 170116
47181 Duisburg
Germany

E-mail: vuz@vuz.du.gtn.com


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