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27/10/2009   Interview with AmGod mastermind Dominik Van Reich online! 

Latest newsDark Entries had a chat with AmGod mastermind Dominik Van Reich!

Read more here!

 
15/10/2009   Interview with electro-minimalists QEK Junior online! 

Latest newsAs from today an interview with these German Electro-Minimalists can be found here!
A Dutch version can be found here!

Enjoy!

 
28/08/2009   Crash Course in Science - The Box Set - To be released! 

Latest newsCrash Course In Science, the legendary Minimal-Synth/Wave-Band from Philadelphia formed in 1979.
Choosing toy instruments and live drums out of necessity, CCIS began by experimenting with a series of recording devices. The toy instruments gave way to crude drum machines and "Frankenstein"-type homemade instruments.
Their first 7" (also included with bonus tracks in this set) introduced listeners to a noisy, unpredictable world. This 7" went on to become a classic minimal-synth record that should be included in any vinyl-collection.
In 1981 they took a new direction with a darker, more sinister sound. The result was the 12" "Signals from Pier Thirteen" (also included in this set are 8 unreleased demo tracks from this period). The songs "Cardboard Lamb" and "Flying Turns" gained exposure through club play during the 80's and still sound fresh and up-to-date.
Two live performance recordings from 1980 and 1981 are also part of this Box-Set, including CCIS opening for the Philip Glass ensemble in Philadelphia. The third LP "Near Marineland" contains completed mixes of previously unreleased studio material (along with some remixes of this material) arranged and produced by John Wicks, CCIS's original producer.
After listening to this Box-Set you will be convinced and have no doubts about CCIS being the godfather of 90's Techno-Music and their ultimate protagonist-role. 
They remain an inspiration pool for many Elektro bands/artists today.

Order now on vinyl on demand: http://www.vinyl-on-demand.com
Release date: 09/10/2009

 
19/08/2009   Welcome to our BIM 2009 website 

Latest newsHello all!

Welcome to our brand new BIM website!

After months of negotiating we are very pleased to announche that the line-up for BIM 2009 is complete!

Click the bandlinks to the left for more information about the participating bands.

Tickets are already available via this website and soon will be via FNAC and in all FNAC stores (Europe) & Ticketmaster-Kartenhaus (Germany)

More info like relevant releases and interviews will follow soon!

Thanks for you patience and hope to see you all on BIMFEST 2009!

 
19/10/2008   Laibach & Juno Reactor - Double Headline European Tour 2009 
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Laibach & Juno Reactor

Double Headline European Tour 2009

Laibach and Juno Reactor first met in 1994 at the legendary 429 Harrow Road, London, where the Mute Records label was based until very recently. Juno Reactor, then recording for Nova Mute, accepted an invitation from Laibach to remix a version of Final Countdown for their single.Two years later, Laibach included on their album Jesus Christ Superstars their own remake of Juno Reactor's track God is God, the original version of which appeared on the JR Bible of Dreams album in 1997.

The paths of both groups have intersected briefly on several occasions, and a while ago Laibach invited Ben Watkins, the driving force behind Juno Reactor, first to participate as a producer in the studio version of their 2009 ‘electro – symphonic – experimental jazz ’ project Volkswagner, and then as a collaborator on the ambitious film project Iron Sky being developed by the creators of the Star Wreck film (the most popular internet film project of all time),who have selected Laibach to score the music for the new film. Iron Sky is to be completed at the beginning of 2011. Soon the idea of doing a joint European tour was born. The premiere concert was held on September 18th  in theSlovenian capital Ljubljana on the occasion of the opening of the new Ljubljana cultural venue – Kino Siška. The rest of the tour will kick off on December 5th and take both groups through the Netherlands, France, Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Hungary, Belgium, and the UK. The second part of the tour is scheduled for February and March 2010.   

Juno Reactor

Juno Reactor are a musical and performing act that was initially conceived as an art project by the British artist Ben Watkins. Having hoped to discover new possibilities of expression within the technology of the time, he began collaborating with various artists from the spheres of music, film, and fine art. Juno Reactor have been performing under that name since 1990, and towards the turn of the century they became a major player on the developingelectronic music scene oriented towards experimental trance and high energy music.

Juno Reactor strongly influenced groups like Prodigy and the Chemical Brothers. Subsequently they kept changing their mode of expression and realised some fruitful attempts at film music, the highlight being an instrumental remixof Control for the soundtrack of the film Mortal Kombat and compositions for parts two and three of the Matrix film trilogy (with the exceptional song Navras). Juno’s music has been used and adapted by many filmmakers over the years (including Tarantino) in cult movies such as Eraser, Virtuosity, Lost In Space, the Romeo & Juliet trailer,Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Beowulf, The Animatrix, etc, etc.

Their live concert show looks like Mad Max versus Blade Runner versus Matrix. Apart from older tracks, Juno Reactor will present on the tour their latest record Gods and Monsters (Metropolis Records). They will also be joined on stage by percussionists from South Africa and diverse musicians from around the world, including Japanese guitar star Sugizo (Yasuhiro Sugihara).

For more on Juno Reactor, go to: http://www.reactorleak.com/

Laibach

On the upcoming tour and in light of their 30th anniversary next year, Laibach will present new versions of some of their older tracks from the first half of the 1980s, such as the notorious Država (The State), Brat moj (Brother of Mine), and Mi kujemo bodoènost (We Are Forging The Future), as well as a selection of material from last few albums.