When synthesizers became a good available for the average man in the the early 80s, it suddenly was so easy to make music without a band. It was the prime time of one-man-projects. Since the punk movement D.I.Y. was in trend. New wave brought us some interesting music, which only
Another year is almost over, with all its highs and lows. Lou Reed and Nelson Mandela died, there’s a new pope, in Turkey and Ukraine people go on the streets to protest against their governments and Russia does everything to reload the Cold War. But enough about politics. This page
For a long time now I didn’t touch steampunk, although it is one of my favourite topics in contemporary popular culture. In case you don’t know yet, what steampunk is, have a look here. The question, whether steampunk is an own genre of music, or not, is still widely discussed.
The first part of my journey was a visit at the town of my study, Graz, Austria. Although I left Graz years ago I have rented a cellar there, where the ghosts of my past are buried. For a long time now I thought of clearing it out. All those
Have you heard about the Italian new wave band called Temple of Venus? About a year ago I reviewed their album Messiah Complex, an impressive masterpiece, which became from then on a constant in my playlist. Some days ago I got a message from the band that Temple of Venus
Watch this video on YouTube Since almost four years I have been living now in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. For a small country with a population of 2 million people the music scene is quite vivid. When I moved here I was surprised by the amount of concerts
One thing I really like about minimal wave music is that it is de-centralized. That means, there are many musicians out there, singing in their mother tongue, which is not always English. This gives us also access to more exotic language regions. After a minimal wave concert in Budapest around
After my first article about Polish coldwave/zimna fala (One Million Bulgarians, Psychoformalina, Made in Poland, Madame) I got a lot of positive feedback from you. At this point I would like to express my gratitude for that. I was also reminded that I forgot some of the important coldwave bands
Young Mick Jagger once said he would rather die before still playing ‘Satisfaction’ live when being 60. Many bands had a real hit in their history, by which they are measured ever after. This can be very annoying for a musician. Also new wave spawned a couple of stereotypical songs.
By chance I found an old vinyl a few years ago at a flea-market. I never heard of the band before. Nonetheless, the cover was appealing to me and so I bought it. For quite some time the LP was laying around in my room, I forgot about it, until