Indeed, the music has to get louder. Music and its visuality is distributed more and more broadly via the Internet. It is between Youtube and Musicload where the ears of the listeners are not hit with the quiet tones. No, the opposite is the case. This also goes for the gentlemen of the Electro-EBM formation Digital Factor in the 15th year of their existence.
After the release of an album in 2006 with “One More Piece”(Wannsee/edel) on which the Electro Formation showed rather calmer tunes, the band now dedicates themselves back to the harder Electrogefilden.
Thus Digital Factor are raving on “look back to go forward” (Lukotyk/Prussia/Rough Trade) with stretched analog sequences and harsh rhythms. They actually look back to go forward, and attach themselves to their success albums such as “relation chip” (Hyperium/Indigo) from 1994 or “On Demand” (Hyperium/SPV) from 1996. Meanwhile, those CDs are completely sold out, and “look back to go forward” can certainly close this gap.
“Before the production of the new album we have listened a lot to our old stuff, and had a lot of fun with it,” says Torsten Heise, initial member and owner of the Digital Factor studio. And that you can be certain about.
Four years after the release of their debut “Nachtangst” PHILOSOPHER'S POINT are back with their long awaited second album “SUCHT!”. They present ten tracks of finest Power-Electro, created of delightful buzzing electronical sounds and powerful screaming industrial guitars, that form the framework for catchy melodies with a massive hit potential. In an impressive manner they start the march-machinery and come over the listener like a dark thunderstorm of melody and rhythm. Their sound seems to be affected a little by bands like Die Krupps or Depeche Mode. Another influence can be seen by the cover version of Erasure’s 80’s classic “When I Needed You”, one of many highlights on the new album “Sucht!”
Y-LUK-O is back with our 5th Release entitled Sin(n). “Sin(n)” deals on one hand with the dark and inevitable edges of the human soul and inter-individual relationships as well as philosophical considerations. On the other hand there are the secret and forbidden yearnings of man as well as recent social conflicts. For the first time in the band's history we covered songs from famous other bands - namely INXS, Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd! Harsh, merciless and critical, like their lyrics, the edgy and memorable sound leaves deep tracks in the memory of the listener. It will leave no doubt.
Lukotyk Records is very excited to announce that eXcubitors, an Electronic Gothic New Wave band from Germany, has signed with us. "Auferstehung aus Ruinen" is their debut release. The album contains 11 tracks of emotional deep and passionate music with soulful vocals. Haunting melodies set a dark atmosphere. From slow ballads to dance floor tracks the range of style can only be matched by the wide range of vocals that that exist on this must have release.
Lukotyk Records is proud to announce the signing of St Grial, an Industrial Gothic Metal band hailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina. "Beautiful Cold Ice" is the title of the first album. The album has 11 tracks. 10 songs are originals by the band and one cover “To wish impossible things” by The Cure. "Beautiful Cold Ice" shows a sound with influences from Gothic Metal to the fury of Industrial, with vocals resembling Depeche Mode. Powerful guitars, bright keyboards, dark ambience with samples and synthesizers, and driving rhythms complete the package.
Y-Luk-O will release their brand-new EP "Resistance" on November 21st 2005. The EP follows the release of their latest CD "Elektrizitätswerk", released mid august via Lukotyk Records in the USA. The EP also holds the previously unreleased track "Ahead" (originally planned to be released on "Elektrizitätswerk"). The EU release for "Elektrizitätswerk" already hit the shops in April 2005
Y-Luk-O will release their third album "Elektrizitätswerk" on April 4th 2005. It will be distributed by OmniaMedia / RoughTrade. Additionally the band will hold release parties in Germany and all over the world, with dates updated daily on the website http://www.yluko.de/ and http://www.yluko.com/. Full-length MP3s of songs of the album will be available for download on a rotational system from week to week, so check it out. An interview with the band will be featured in Side-Line 51.