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OUT NOW FROM SOME BIZZARE:
Soft Cell - Heat: The Remixes
An expanded 40 track digital edition of the album, featuring additional bonus tracks and remixes not on the CD will also be available
The first and original duo of electro pop Soft Cell release a remix album entitled ‘Heat : The Remixes’ through Universal/Some Bizzare on September 15th 2008.
The 25 track double album includes brand new interpretations of many classic Soft Cell tracks including the Top 5 singles ‘Bedsitter’, ‘Torch’, ‘Say Hello Wave Goodbye’ and the worldwide hit single ‘Tainted Love’, which reached Number One in seventeen countries in 1981.
The album also includes updated versions of key Soft Cell album tracks, B-sides and rarities. All the remixes featured on the album have been reworked by genuine fans of the band, resulting in the respectful updating of a seminal electronic era.
Both members of Soft Cell - Marc Almond and Dave Ball – have also both contributed new remixes to the album, picking out some of their personal Soft Cell favourites from the band’s illustrious 1981-1984 career.
The album has been A&R’d and compiled by leading production and remix team Manhattan Clique (acclaimed for their work with Moby, Goldfrapp, The Human League, Erasure & The B-52’s), and who also contribute 3 remixes to the album.
Additional remixes on the album come from Richard X, Cicada, The Grid, Trevor Jackson/Playgroup, Paul Dakeyne, Punx Soundcheck, Mark Moore & Kinky Roland, The Memory Band, Dark Poets and many more..
SOFT CELL: HEAT VIDEO (Yer Man Mix)
The full tracklisting is as follows:
First Aid 4 Souls
MY FAVOURITE PAIN (WITH REMIX PACKAGE)
FIRST AID 4 SOULS - MY FAVOURITE PAIN
FIRST AID 4 SOULD (FA4S) mix the brutality of noise music with the psychedelic pulsation of trance, the rich melodies of new wave and the strict grinding of industrial metal. Fantastic Double CD package featuring the album "My Favourite Pain" the EP "Terra Incognita" and a full album of FA4S remixes of SOME BIZARRE artists such as Coil, Soft Cell, Swans and Test Dept!!!
electronic artist release SOME BIZARRE debut
NON STOP EROTIC CABARET
SOFT CELL - NON STOP EROTIC CABARET (DELUXE EDITION)
Re-release of the seminal Soft Cell record - A double CD Deluxe edition featuring the original classic tracks from the album plus a bonus CD or 12 inch mixes, B-sides and sought after rareties. An absolute must have for any Soft Cell fan or anybody with an interest in pioneering 1980's electronic music.
LUCID SKETCHMASTER - THE SEED
US based Electronic madmen Lucid Sketchmaster comprises of 2 members GAIN (Vox/Programming) and 4000 ARMS (Programming). Utilising influences are far reaching as Noise, IDM and Industrial they create some of the most exciting and unique electronica around today sure to appeal to fans of APHEX TWIN, AUTECHRE, KID 606 etc.
electronica artist release their SOME BIZARRE debut!!
SCRAPING FOETUS OFF THE WHEEL
SCRAPING FOETUS OFF THE WHEEL
SCRAPING FOETUS OFF THE WHEEL
FIRST IN A SERIES OF DELUXE FOETUS RELATED RE-ISSUES
MARC ALMOND REISSUES....
Marc Almond - Torment and Toreros
Marc Almond initially shot to fame in the early 1980s as one half of synth duo Soft Cell, whose combination of drama and peep show sleaze set to
an electronic beat gave them hits such as "Tainted Love" (UK #1), "Bedsitter" (UK #3), "Torch" (UK #2), "Say Hello Wave Goodbye" (UK #3), "Soul
Inside" (UK # 16), "What?" (UK #3) and the club hit "Memorabilia". Almond also went on to be a highly succesful solo artist and now his these
classic albums are available again, re-issued on Some Bizarre.
Torment and Toreros is the second album to be released by Marc and the Mambas. It also is the last album to go under the name "Marc and the Mambas".
Marc Almond - Vermin in Ermine
Vermine In Ermine
• Re-issue of Marc Almond's "MARC & THE MAMBAS" debut album
• Originally released in 1982
• Reached #42 in the UK album chart on release
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A multiplicity of sound layers pierced by one single beat. That would be a simple definition to describe the complexity but straightforwardness of the music from this band from Osaka. However, there is no special Japanese flavor here, and it would be best if we could please once and for all retire these tired cliches.
Drawings Of Patient OT (Zeichnungen Des Patienten O.T.)
FULL SOME BIZARRE BACK CATALOGUE RE-ISSUED FROM THIS LEGENDARY GERMAN EXPERIMENTAL BAND
Five on the Opened Richter Scale
Haus Der Luege
High Heel Shoes
MEKA RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM ON LEGENDARY LABEL SOME BIZZARE!!!
Insect - Mainstream Distortion : Directed by Alex Chandon
IN STRICT TEMPO
Guest Vocals By: Genesis P - Orridge
Dave Ball has worked on numerous high profile projects - including (being one half of pioneering techno duo'The Grid') and 'Nitewreckers'.
"Who Has Stolen The Air?"
ZGA is a unique phenomenon in Russian post-rock music. There’s never been a band that would for so long, so consistently and with such dogged perseverance and dedication pursue the non-compromised approach to music. ZGA pretty much equals Nick Sudnick. Throughout countless personnel changes Nick has always been there - the mind, the heart, the soul, the creator and inventor of this unparalleled music. On first listen ZGA’s music is by no means sounded obsolete but obscure it very well is: asymmetrical rhythms, hardly any melody, distorted guitar paired with Nick’s homemade instruments. The result is an apotheosis of rhythmic industrial sound. “ZGA” is a very obscure, obsolete, and peculiar Russian word. It means something really miniscule and in the contemporary language it survived only as a part of an expression "ni zgi ne vidno" - “pitch dark”. FIGS is an acronym that stands for the names of four musicians: apart from bandleaders Sudnick and Fedorova there are two drummers: Alexei Ivanov and Marcus Godwyn (a Brit who has lived in St. Petersburg for many years now)
"Beating the Retreat"
"The Unacceptable Face of Freedom"
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Test Dept were an industrial music band formed in New Cross, London, by unemployed musicians (including Alastair Adams, Paul Jamrozy, Angus Farquhar, Graham Cunnington, Tony Cudlip, Toby Burdon and Paul Hines) from Glasgow, Scotland, where the band later re-located. Formed in 1981, they are hailed by many musicians as one of the most influential early industrial music acts. Their approach was marked out by a strong commitment to radical politics. Their discography spans a wide variety of influences and styles, including a collaboration with the South Wales Striking Miners Choir in support of the Miners' Strike of 1984. They were particularly notable for complex and powerful percussion, as well as high-energy live performances. Like the German band Einstürzende Neubauten, with whom they are often compared, Test Dept used unconventional instruments such as scrap metal and industrial machinery as sound sources; however, Test Dept's use of these objects was far more rhythmic than was Neubauten's, and was often accompanied by film and slide shows. Continuing the re-issue of their extensive back catalogue Some Bizarre present here 2 classic albums from the band’s 80’s incarnation. Both re-issued in Dig packs like the other releases on the label such as FOETUS and NEUBAUTEN. Essential for any collector of early industrial!!!
GL1TCHGOR3 - GEARBALL VIDEO
SOME BIZZARE DOUBLE ALBUM (SBZ099CD)
"Some Bizzare Double album" OUT NOW!
The Only Failure is to Cease to Try
"Some Bizzare Double album" OUT NOW! The Only Failure is to Cease to Try...
COMPILATION OF NEW AND UPCOMING ELECTRONIC MUSIC FROM THE LEGENDARY SOME BIZZARE! Initiated by SomeBizarre , this eclectic compilation collects together some of the newest electronic acts from around the world. , this album is a most exciting and ground breaking music around!
compilation of new material unearthed by Some Bizarre.
Music: Mothboy - Movement: From The Some Bizzare Double Album "The Only Failure is to cease to try" -
Music: Mothboy - Movement:promo for B-Supreme Womens Hip Hop Festival - South Bank London.
Some Bizzare Album
SOME BIZZARE ALBUM (SBZ101CD)
after its original release the legendary SOME BIZZARE album finally sees
Re-release of the legendary album that not only launched the careers of the likes of Giants such as Depeche Mode, Soft Cell and The The - but also cemented 'Some Bizzare records' position as one of the worlds most important independent labels. Original vinyl copies of the album are rumored to change hands for around 200.00 GBP!!! A true collectors Item for anybody interested in the genesis of 80's Electronica, Goth and New Wave. An extremely important album which featured the first outings from some of these legendary artists. For fans of any modern genre this album is as relevant today as it ever was. This special re-release also features tracks considered for the original compilation which now appear as bonus tracks and the video of THE RESIDENTS The Act Of Being Polite on the enhanced section of the CD
Gary Lucas Vs The Dark Poets
Gary Lucas Vs The Dark Poets "Beyond the pale" is is out now on SOME BIZZARE RECORDS
Gary Lucas vs The Dark Poets, Beyond the Pale (Some Bizzare)
(Rated 8/ 10 )
His work with Jeff Buckley and Captain Beefheart probably makes Gary Lucas the worlds most popular avant-rock guitarist, though his solo work can lack focus. Here, his solo pieces mingle with tracks recorded with electronic composer James R Hunter, aka The Dark Poets, whose samplescapes, synth beds and vocal samples about things like military mind-control techniques recall the dark portents of Cabaret Voltaire. Highlights include a resonant cover of part of Popol Vuhs Aguirre, Wrath of God soundtrack; an exhilarating "Judgement at Midnight" incorporating swirling National steel guitar phrases over a synth drone bed pockmarked with found-sound fragments; "Breath of Bones", a delicate tangle of guitar tendrils; and "Teds Theme", a lovely sequenced samba-shuffle burnished with glinting guitar. Solo showcases include the glistening Frippertronic-style guitar tones of "Rosemarys Baby" and the almost electric-flamenco flurries of "Rise Up To Be".
Pick of the album:The Judgement at Midnight, Teds Theme, Aguirre and Rosemarys Baby.
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March Terrorizer Magazine
Reviewed By Sam Rackman for the Darkside Round up - The Latest in Gothic, Industrial and EBM releases
"When it comes to eclectic; post-punk Gary Lucas Vs The Dark Poets knows where its at. Beyond The Pale, Released through Some Bizarre, is a collaboration between the Grammy nominated/one time Captain Beefheart guitarist and the British electronica outfit. The result flits between sounding like Tubeway Army remixed for the 21st century and Nick Cave playing acid-infused bluegrass."
Review from Uncut Magazine
GARY LUCAS VS DARK POETS BEYOND THE PALE
"Ex-Beefheart/Jeff Buckley collaborator and Gods and Monsters stalwart Lucas has dabbled in soundtracks, and breakbeat outfit Dark Poets are best known for scoring Cradle of Fear, so there is common ground between their approaches, its a fearful rush of sound, with Lucas’ spidery guitar above the Poets’ neurotic electronica, and the Grid's remix of "The Judgement At Midnight" packs a punch!"
Borderline: :Short film Directed By Alex Chandon. Music by J.R Hunter 'The Dark Poets' (Some Bizarre Records) Here is the internationally multi award winning short film 'Borderline' by visionary director Alex Chandon with music by Some Bizarre's own forward thinking cutting edge electro outfit 'The Dark Poets'.
Some Bizzare Artists - Redefining the Prologue: 1981 - 2006
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History of the Future...
Some Bizzare Records is a British independent record label founded by Stevø. Beginning as a DJ in London, He launched the label in 1981 with the groundbreaking LP entitled "Some Bizzare Album" which included such acts as: Soft Cell, Blancmange, Depeche Mode, B.Movie, and The The.
Some Bizzare Records has introduced the public to some of the most interesting, cutting edge and innovative music. Early bands included B-Movie, The The and Soft Cell. Followed shortly by the signing of Cabaret Voltaire and Psychic TV, Test Department, Einstürzende Neubauten, Coil, Swans, and Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel. In October 2006, "Redefining the Prologue" was released on Some Bizzare Universal to mark the label's 25th anniversary. This compilation album was designed to blend the History with the Future- intertwining tracks recorded in the 80’s with those of the 21st century.
Now we find ourselves at the dawn of a new era. 2008 heralds the release of a 37 track double album filled with all new artists along with the long awaited re-release of the 1981 "Some Bizzare Album". In the creation of the double album entitled: "The Only Failure is to Cease to Try", Some Bizzare set out to explore the vast, untapped creative potential of MySpace, through this virtual frontier with the intent of unearthing acts that may have otherwise escaped notice.
Dim the lights, sit back, and take a deep breath.
1 Soft Cell Memorabilia (MMF Mental Remix) (4:12) Remix - Monkey Farm Frankenstein
2 Monkey Farm Frankenstein Just Another Victim (3:58)
3 Meka Accelerate (Yer Man Remix) (2:47) Remix - Yer Man
4 Depeche Mode Photographic (3:11)
5 Einstuerzende Neubauten* Der Kuss (3:53)
6 Mainstream Distortion Insect (3:59)
7 Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel* Water Torture (3:43)
8 The The Twilight Of A Champion (4:15)
9 Soft Cell Little Rough Rhinestone (4:33)
10 Cabaret Voltaire Crackdown (4:56)
11 Swans Time Is Money (Bastard) (6:16)
12 Einstuerzende Neubauten* Yu Gung (Futter Mein Ego) (7:22)
13 Dave Ball In Strict Tempo (3:34)
14 Test Department* Plastic (4:31)
15 The Dark Poets, Crazy (3:38)
16 Psychic TV Finale (0:57)
17 ZGA Who Has Stolen The Air (1:26)
18 Grid, The 8 Miles From Memphis (5:52)
The Grid are Dave Ball and Richard Norris. They formed in 1988 at the height of Acid House, releasing as their first single, the Balearic classic 'Floatation', in 1990, before notching up a string of increasingly successful albums -'Electric Head', '456', 'Evolver', 'Music For Dancing' - and ten hit singles, including 'Crystal Clear, 'Rollercoaster' 'Texas Cowboys' and the million selling 'Swamp Thing'. The band toured worldwide and remixed and produced numerous artists including Brian Eno, Pet Shop Boys, Happy Mondays and many more. After a break in the nineties, the Grid reformed in 2004, playing their first gig in a decade in 2006 at the Coronet in London. "DOPPELGANGER" is their first album since 1995, and features the trademark Grid sound -sweeping, atmospheric electronics and hook laden melodies, fast forwarding into the future. A welcome return.
Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down
Risqué - Tie Me Up Tie Me Down Video
KINKY ELECTRO AND QUIRKY POP FROM VIBRANT FRENCH/WELSH DUO
Pedro INF is an alterego of Pedro Granja De Carvalho, a musician whose main style can be categorized as IDM, braindance, or experimental electronic music. He began recording at the end of the 1980s when he was a member of the industrial Portuguese band from 1989-1994 named Ode Filipica.
PEDRO INF is Pedro De Carvalho, Tired of the current output of the electronic and post industrial music scenes, whose innovation has regressed to pre conceived ideas about music production, PEDRO INF is taking lead from the pioneers such as Kandinsky , Miro ,Coil , Test Department, Richard D James (Aphex Twin) & mu-ziq. Designing and building his own effects, computers and programs PEDRO INF has created his own self styled "sonar paintings", he believes that ART does not need humans at all to exist, in his own words "there is no need for a receptor and the need of a receptor is only because we cannot escape the human condition of egocentrism" ticking the boxes that this enigmatic producer has the madness to pull of his unique brand of electronica "The first goal of Pedro INF is to see the painting and not remember how it was done
THE THE: INFECTED
Infected, released in 1986, is the second album by The The. The album produced four UK singles, "Heartland", "Infected", "Slow Train to Dawn", and "Sweet Bird of Truth". In 2000 Q magazine placed Infected at number 99 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever. "
Cop/Young God/Greed/Holy Money digipack
AMAZING DOUBLE CD RE-ISSUE OF 4 SWANS EARLY ALBUMS!!!
Monkey Farm Frankenstein
Twitch of the Def Nerve
The MFF vs Evil Dead
Monkey Farm Frankenstein is a pair of young horror-obsessed malcontents who write, perform, engineer, record, program, edit, produce, mix, and master their own unique style of industrial hip hop music. Gathering samples in the dark and rainy streets of Portland, Oregon, they construct their subhuman breakbeat monster from unearthed pieces of cult horror films and dead LPs, dusty stacks of videotapes and aging analog synthesizers. The MFF invoke the hip hop influences in early Skinny Puppy and Ministry records, combining the sampledelic breakbeat sound of The Prodigy and Chemical Brothers with the funky chaos of Meat Beat Manifesto and Public Enemy. Monkey Farm Frankenstein dominate their machines, not the other way around, infusing every track with meanace and humor. Like the best horror films, the MFF balances their dark and aggressive nature with a sense of black comedy that lightens the tone and brings an audience into the fun. Combined with the pop-song structure of their songwriting, the MFF is both edgy and accessible.
Kontour - Scanners (CD Some Bizarre Records)
"Virgin's Tale - Vol. 1 and Vol. 2"
Marc Almond initially shot to fame in the early 1980s as one half of synth duo Soft Cell, whose combination of drama and peep show sleaze set to an electronic beat gave them hits such as "Tainted Love" (UK #1), "Bedsitter" (UK #3), "Torch" (UK #2), "Say Hello Wave Goodbye" (UK #3), "Soul Inside" (UK # 16), "What?" (UK #3) and the club hit "Memorabilia". Almond also went on to be a highly succesful solo artist and now his these classic albums are available again, re-issued on Some Bizarre.
"STORIES OF JOHNNY"
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FINAL PARTS IN A SERIES OF DELUXE FOETUS RELATED RE-ISSUES
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