January 31, 2001 - NEWS (reposted)
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from Metropolis :
Haujobb is finishing
up their next album "Polarity." This will be released
sometime in May, with a possible tour coming...Daniel Myer will
be doing some djing around the US, check out dates below. Listen
to some clips off the new album: Haujobb
Metropolis will be releasing PP's
new album "Daimonion." No date is set for release.
Velvet Acid Christ:
8" will be the first single of their new cd "Twisted
Thought Generator." There will be 3 remixes by bands such
Ikon's new release "On the Edge of Forever"
will be released on February 27th.
New Websites :
- Winter 2001 Mini-Tour
(Daniel Myer of Haujobb/Cleaner)
ONE and COVENANT
- Spring 2001 North American
GO TO THE TOUR PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS!!--> TOURS
Kathy's Song RELEASED ON TUESDAY, Claire Voyant,
Mentallo & the Fixer,
Funker Vogt, Velvet
Acid Christ, and Haujobb
CHECK OUT THE NEW RELEASES PAGE FOR MORE UPCOMING RELEASES +DETAILS!!-->
~clearstatik np: Kirlian Camera
2001 - NEWS
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Formely known as Love Spirals Downward, LoveSpirals
has added band members. Check out their new material (I think
is also material released at their old mp3 site:
from Acumen newsletter:
will be returning to their "old school" style of Industrial
Rock! They will be back in the studios in Spring to work on
a new album!
SHOW: Courtyard Cafe in Champaign Ill (1401 w Green
st.) February 3, 10PM with A New January and Sans
Everything, 18+, doors at 7, $5
relaunch of their site will be up February 1st: ACUMEN
w/ Marz (members of Ministry. I would check out some mp3's first):
29th - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
Jan. 30th - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Feb. 1st - St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
Feb. 2nd - Boyton Beach, FL @ Orbit
Feb. 4th - Nashville, TN @ 328 Performance Hall
Feb. 5th - Birmingham, AL @ Five Points Music Hall
Feb. 7th - Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
Feb. 9th - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's
Feb. 10th - Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum Live
Feb. 12th - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
Feb. 13th - Tempe, AZ @ Club Rio
Feb. 15th - Las Vegas, NV @ Huntridge Theatre
Feb. 17th - San Diego, CA @ Canes
Feb. 18th - Anaheim, CA @ The Sun Theatre
Feb. 21st - San Francisco, CA @ Maritime Hall
Feb. 20th - Ventura, CA @ Majestic Theatre
Feb. 23rd - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Feb. 26th - Salt Lake City, UT @ Brick's Club
March 1st - Kansas City, KS @ Memorial Hall
March 3rd - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
2001 - The Lords Are Here!
a big fan of the Lords
of Acid ever since my virgin ears first heard the kinky
moans of I Sit On Acid. (We're talking over a decade
ago). The string of "hits" (on alternative and club
charts, anyway) did little to disuade my interest, and though
the ensuing albums didn't please everyone (including I assume,
American Recordings, who dropped them quick, like a used
condom) they were excellent CDs in my books. (In fact I challenge
anyone to find me another band that can deliver the unique sound
and energy found on Voodoo-U!)
countdown has started. LOA's next release is one month from now.
The new album entitled Farstucker, is scheduled
for release February 27th, with a whopping 19 tracks (ok, we have
yet to know if these are all full-length). Judging by the titles
of the tracks, it looks like we can expect another sexy, fast
and rough ear-fucking that the Lords have become famous for. A
quick listen to the four brief song samples downloadable from
website confirms this.
don't doubt I'll personally be pleased by this new release, one
thing concerns me: Some of the tracks I listened to have something
of a KMFDM sound to them. ...at
least that's the impression I get... Go have a listen, and tell
me I'm not losing all sense of reality here!
this article in the Message Forum
20, 2001 - MP3s and CD Sales
Do you download MP3s? OK that's a stupid question. Well
then let me ask, do you buy CDs? Only a few years ago that question
would seem ridiculous, but is it so ridiculous now? My
personal CD purchasing is influenced by two major factors: 1.
What is recommended by respected sources (certain DJs, or our
very own reviewer, Darklight) and 2. What I hear in clubs and
radio. The latter is limited by the fact that "radio"
to me is mainly limited to Real
Synthetic Audio and a handful of short specialty programs
on university radio stations.
one last option, MP3s. Yet, to hear new songs or new bands via
MP3s, one must seek them out (find their site) which implies that,
unlike radio, you have to have heard of them from somewhere first.
How then does MP3 help an artist gain exposure? (Or does it?)
glance at my small MP3 collection reveals that 95% of the songs
I downloaded and kept, are songs that were already known
to me. The pattern usually goes like this: I'm at a club, I hear
a song I am familiar with and like, so I find out what it's called
and who it's by. OR I'm listening to radio and again, something
strikes a chord and I take note of who it's by. So then, thanks
to Napster, I acquire the
tune in question, and usually a few others by the same artist.
Lastly, I eventually buy the CD(s).
5% of MP3s in my collection come from sources like MP3.com, and
yet despite the low cost of an MP3.com "DAM" CD, I've
never even considered buying one.
above scenario, it appears to me that MP3s only serve in an interim
role, satisfying my need to hear certain music until I can get
my hands on the better quality (and portable) audio CD. Only 5%
of my collection have introduced me to bands I had never heard
of, but none of that 5% ever led to a CD purchase.
interested to know if my experiences are shared by others. It
would seem, from my perspective, that the old music industry model
is still working and needed in some form or other. Music is still
a consumer product, and as with anything one wants to have reach
a mass audience, standard business practices apply.
this article in the Message Forum
19, 2001 - Wrapped IN Wire Radio
We're proud to present to you, Wrapped IN Wire Radio
phase 1! What is that, you ask? It's an MP3 stream of songs handpicked
by your humble WIW webmaster. Because it runs off of MP3.com,
it doesn't have as many of my favorites as I'd like (ie: zero
Metropolis releases), but there's some cool shit lined up for
out here: http://www.mp3.com/stations/wrappedinwire
16, 2001 - Site Happenings...
Renovations to this site continue. Tweaking this, tweaking
that. The banner ads are long gone. It was hoped that we could
at least cover our monthly hosting fee with income from banners,
but alas, we're A. Not popular enough and B. Our
visitors are too smart to be clicking idiotic banners anyways.
So away they went, and in their place something MUCH more useful:
A site menu on every page! We've also added some links in the
footer, expanded the sidebar menu and editted our news archive.
We are all but dead, so keep visiting.
14, 2001 - Welcome to 2001
Wow. Even I'm surprised at how little has gone on at our
site. That whole Xmas thing went by and we didn't even wish you
all good times and other clichés. Well Happy 2001. Here
we are headed to our 4th year online. Amazing! Let's see, what
did 2000 hold for us...?
We had our [still ongoing] Photo
Contest with some winners posted in the Night
Gallery now (redesign still pending).
2000: We signed up with, got ass-raped by, and then waved goodbye
to a network affiliation with Bla-Bla,
who defy the laws of dotcom physics by remaining in business.
these other dotcoms, many with better busioness models than
Bla, are croaking left and right.
We adopted a theme song of our very own called Barbed
Wire. We considered making it play automatically every
time you come to this page, but then decided against it as it
would just drive you all crazy, despite the fact that it's
a kick-ass song.
added lots of reviews to the Music
Exile. In fact, a huge backlog of CDs sent to us in
2000 will be reviewed shortly. Apologies to all labels and bands
who were kind enough to let us listen to their wares
Hyphen One Studios was kind enough to let us post some
great photographs of Skinny
Puppy in concert at the Doomsday Festival in
as my musical tastes veer off towards finely crafted synthpop,
2000 brought me some great albums from VNV
Wolfsheim, Icon of Coil, and more. 2000 was also the year we
thought would bring us a new album from Leaether
Strip. but alas all we got wa a single.
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