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mulpHia

mulpHia is a dark electro project by Richard Viduna based out of the Czech Republic. Richard masterfully creates an ominous, yet infectious atmosphere on nearly every track on the latest release The Hormones of Happiness. This album is my first introduction to mulpHia, and it is an excellent first introduction indeed. I've since dug a little deeper into Volani and The Rise and Fall of the Sinful Soul, and have thoroughly been enjoying them as well. I'll be looking forward to digging further into the rather extensive discography of the artist. Hit play and make sure and support the artist if you like what you hear!

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Not Founded

Like the album cover so perfectly depicts, Not Founded out of Italy is a tank of a project. We're talking huge, distorted, unstoppable rhythms firing with seemingly unlimited ammo. Stylistically, it reminds me of Terrorfakt but is definitely unique enough to stand alone. This is an act to keep an eye on for sure, and be sure to pick up a download from Bandcamp to encourage Not Founded to keep the tank plowing forward! 

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Nova Spire

Nova Spire is a genre-diverse electronic artist based out of Ottawa, Canada. His latest release Eschaton is the most powerful of his work that I've heard so far. It's a tasteful blend of darkelectro, industrial and ebm, with a bleak atmosphere that would make 1990's Trent Reznor want to go crawl in a hole and die.

Hit the play button below, and as always if you like what you hear, make sure and throw the artist some cash for his hard work.

<a href="http://novaspire.bandcamp.com/album/eschaton">Eschaton by Nova Spire</a>

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"Antiprocess" on Octane Twisted

Antiprocess received its first review yesterday, on the new blog Octane Twisted of Kenk666, from Inhale The Heavy.

Here's a little snippet:

Antiprocess contains ten original electro-industrial instrumental tracks, none of which disappoint. Highlights include the slow churning, thunderous beats of “Cognitive Dissonance” and “Pathological Altruism,” along with the techno heart pounding tracks “Controller” and “Dot Connector.”

Read the full write-up here, and make sure and keep an eye on Octane Twisted!

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Antiprocess

Antiprocess

Yesterday, I finally released my debut album under the Nerve War moniker: Antiprocess. It's available as a download on Bandcamp, and also as a limited edition cassette! It can be picked up at nervewar.bandcamp.com and also at expiringsun.com/nervewar

At the bottom of expiringsun.com you can also find other options to purchase it, even with Bitcoin :)

Here are a few pictures of the cassette:

Thanks for listening, and I appreciate the support!

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Malaria!

Formed in Berlin, Germany in the early-early 80's by previous members of Mania D, Malaria!'s experimental gothy post-punk feels fresh even in 2017. It's hard to find much history of the outfit online, but apparently they toured with The Birthday Party and John Cale, therefore making them one of the first bands to bring this particular brand of German music to the USA [source]. So get out your bug spray, because otherwise you're about to be infected with... Malaria!

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Violet Masks

Today's fruit of scouring the never-ending abyss of Bandcamp is Violet Masks based out of Long Island, New York. The artist is a bit of a mystery, going only by the name of Michael. According to the Violet Masks website, Michael has released over 40 albums since 2003 (whoa). Michael is also a visual artist, and from what I've seen so far, has created all of the artwork for the many Violet Masks releases. The Violet Masks discography is pretty eclectic, ranging from spacious ambience, to pretty harsh industrialized noise. Some of my favorite moments are when whispy vocals are included in the midst, such as in In My Skull on the Alternating Series (Part 1) release and Heather on Skeletons (External).

I'll be looking forward to hearing and seeing more from Violet Masks. If you like what you hear, make sure and pick up an album or two and support the artist on Bandcamp!

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Beläten

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While digging through Bandcamp today, I ran across a goldmine of a label in Beläten out of Sweden. The label specializes in the darker aspects of electronic music, such as darkwave, cold wave, experimental, witch house, etc. So far I've only listened to about a quarter or less of their releases, but everything I've heard so far is of stellar quality. I'll be keeping my eye on this label, and diving more into their back catalog for sure. Here are the ones I've jammed out today. Inspiring stuff. Check 'em out!