Finally, Elegant Machinery's new single is on its way. "Words of Wisdom" will be released on October 19, according to Energy Rekords new release schedule. The single will contain two mixes of the new title track, two re-made old songs and two exclusive songs. The compilation "Decade of Thoughts" is scheduled for November 9 and will contain ten re-recordings of old songs with a rougher edge than the original versions and three new tracks.
Photo by: Tomas Engin
Covenant's new "Euro E.P." and S.P.O.C.K's new single "Dr McCoy" will be released by Subspace Communications on October 26. S.P.O.C.K:s old record company Energy Rekords will re-release the compilation "A Piece of the Action" in a limited edition (2000 numbered copies) on the same date.
This is yet unconfirmed: Vince Clarke is producing a new disco-oriented dance album that includes vocal contributions and excerpted words from Tori Amos, B-52's and Reeves Gabriels. Vince Clarke is currently looking for a record deal for this project.
What does KMFDM, Berlin, Nivek Ogre, Bananarama, Rosetta Stone and Heaven 17 have in common? They are all likely to appear on "Virgin Voices: A Tribute to Madonna", to be released in February.
Nivek Ogre also appears on the new KMFDM album, just like he did on the last one. The new album is recorded but we haven't heard of any release date yet.
Photo montage by: Steve Double
On October 19, The Shamen's last album will be released.
Recently the second Music Fair was held in Gothenburg and it was very successful. At one of many showcases the Hultsfred Festival released their first names for next year's festival, a o Yvonne (who also performed live at the presentation), Flesh Quartet and The Cardigans.
On October 26 we can expect the re-release of Depeche Mode's: "The Singles 81-85" - re-masteted with a new cover and two new songs, according to the their record company. We suppose they mean old tracks that didn't appear on the original release of the album.
Good, old Kraftwerk are still doing concerts. Three new concerts are booked for South America in the middle of October.
William Reid of The Jesus and Mary Chain left the stage in the middle of a gig recently beacuse he thought his brother Jim Reid was too drunk. Rumours state that he has left the band permanently, but this is not confirmed.
The new band of Cevin Key (Skinny Puppy, Download) - Plateau are working on new material. They have released one album called "Music for Grassbars" as well as a double a-side single for the songs "Dutch Flowers" and "White Widow".