Sunday, October 23, 2011

Enter Curxes

I don't usually post about other artists on my blog. In this case however I feel I need to make an exception.

I really got into doing music because I love listening to and especially discovering new music. There are so many bands out there, it's really mind boggling. So when a band stands out of the crowd I always feel compelled to spread the work. To get people out of their shells and LISTEN.

Curxes is a band I can really relate to. They seem to take all the elements of 80's electro and goth music, breath new life into it, and then present it in an original way. I have always had a soft spot for British bands anyhow. Everyone knows my favourite band is COIL. I have made it pretty obvious. When I was growing up though I was also huge into the goth rock movement. Siouxsie, Bauhaus, The Sisters of Mercy, The Cure [come on, only a communist or a person without a soul would not like The Cure, and i'm not even really certain about the communist] I also really got into what is now considered synth rock or synthpop. Duran Duran, Ultravox, Gary Numan, Soft Cell, and Depeche Mode. I just fucking love music really.

Somewhere here I lost my point.

Oh yeah- the other day I heard this track:

And I was completely blown away. The first thing that hit me is that immense synth bass pad thing. Totally sounds analog and it is so overwhelming. I love it. Then the vocalist comes in. Has this brilliant style and sense of melody. The two parts really contrast and compliment each other. I quickly found that this combination was present on every single track. Especially "Spires", where it is just that immense atmosphere along side the vocals. Gripping track really. I get chills.
Spires by CURXES

So really, enough bullshitting around. I just wanted to show my immense support for this band. My utmost gratitude that they sent me a CD and my best wishes for their long and successful journey into the music world. I am very happy to have discovered Curxes and their art.

Monday, October 10, 2011

studio update

Two new R010R tracks-in-process have populated on SoundCloud:
R010R- One[demo] by soillodge
R010R-ten-DAYBREAK[work_in_progress] by soillodge

Both from the forthcoming EP that I will get around to releasing eventually.

I also have been working on some collaborations and remixes. One of which i recently finished and dropped on SC for a free download to help promote the band Icy Lions

ICY LIONS - Karate Kick [R010RSTEP] by soillodge

...back to the dungeon of noise...