Over the last month, I’ve been systematically going through every band’s information to make sure everything is up to date, particularly with Myspace links and new releases. Over 150 new band photos have been added, and a lot of out-of-date links have been updated. That’s why you’ll notice that not as many new bands have been added recently.
I also just upgraded the news engine from WordPress 2.1 to 2.6. The site uses a number of custom functions beyond just the visual theme, and I believe it’s all been migrated over now, but if you notice any strange errors, please comment here to let me know. Thanks!
A review of Da5id Din’s latest release, Informatik’s Beyond, is now available in the Reviews section here. The album just came out in September, so it’s still pretty fresh. This is not your typical Informatik album, but it’s a great collection of tunes. Not that I drive much in Santa Monica, but it hasn’t left my car’s CD player since getting it three weeks ago.
Anyway, read more here.
Darktronica now has a presence on Myspace at http://www.myspace.com/darktronica. While Myspace is generally one of the worst sites on the Internet, it’s undeniable that they command a lot of attention in the music industry. The Darktronica profile there will make it easier for me to collect news on the artists covered here, as well as to communicate with bands about new releases and reviews. I’ll be checking it fairly regularly, so feel free to stop by and leave a kind word!
The review of Imperative Reaction’s latest, Minus All, is up and you can find it here. It’s a solid album, so check it out when it drops on Tuesday, October 7. From the band’s Myspace page, it appears they may be pushing “Minus All” and “Torn Down” as the first singles; I don’t feel like those are the best representation of the entire album, although they are two of the tracks which show off the new direction Ted has taken on a good chunk of the release. Plenty to love on the album though, even if you aren’t a big fan of the two previews on their profile right now.
Just got an advance copy of the new Imperative Reaction album, Minus All, in the mail today. Look here again for a review later this weekend before the album officially hits stores on Tuesday, October 7!
I’ve also gotten a bounty of other new releases lately and will try to say a few words about each of them soon. Here they are:
Informatik - Beyond
Aesthetic Perfection - A Violent Emotion
Helalyn Flowers - A Voluntary Coincidence
System Syn - End