Elza - "Monsters Movie / World Of Elza" (M&E
One of the biggest bands to come out of the Kharkov underground scene,
Elza have an innovative style pretty much all their own, merging their ethnic influences with western rock. Plus bonus track.
18. THE NETHERLANDS
Trespassers W - "Buzz" (M&E 260, 1994)
The accomplished Dutch multi art performers presented us with this rather
unique look into their diverse musical world, including radio and TV
appearances, live performances and intimate moments at home. Plus bonus
track and a book of three short stories by founder member, Cor Gout,
published by M&E especially for this collection.
Toshiyuki Hiraoka - "T" (M&E 554, 2000)
Nowadays renowned for his cinematic soundtracks, Toshi's roots are in
electronic and avant garde music. This album is a great example of the
former, quite danceable in places, a master of the technological arts
indeed. Plus bonus track by
Eye / Aya -
"..." (M&E 427,
1998, M&E 25th Anniversary Special Edition)
The anarcho electro
gothic industrial punk stylings of one J. Citizen, treating your ears
whilst knocking the living shite out of the political elite. Specially
remastered by the artist for this collection, plus live bonus track.
- "Flatus Flow Rate" (M&E 312, 1995)
New wave with a
progressive Velvet Underground edge to it, fronted by Dietmar Gallhammer,
another talented soul taken from us too young.
Sister Sinister -
"Sister Sinister" (M&E 559, 2000)
rock with gothic and progressive undertones, exquisitely topped off with
the velvet voice of Solveig Jacobsen. Classy musicianship from this ultra
talented Scandinavian combo.
Dark Side Cowboys -
"Review" (M&E 366, 1996)
A great collection
of early demo recordings from the now well known Swedish gothic rockers,
specially remastered by the band for this collection. Plus bonus tracks,
including their most recent single.
Anima Mundi - "En
Directo" (M&E 379, 1997)
different Spanish progressive band with rock and folk touches. As the
title implies, some of it is live.
The Legendary Poptones & M. Nomized
"The Story Of An Acoustic Dream" (M&E 397, 1997)
Interesting avant garde work in this Bulgarian/French collaboration, the
invention of the Poptones and the experience and ability of the French
maestro making for a fascinating marriage of styles. Plus two bonus tracks
from the Poptones and one from M. Nomized.
Space Invaders - "Planet Blue" (M&E 413, 1997)
Originally backed by Trost in Vienna, these naturally Austrian influenced
purveyors of fine quality spacepunk with a distinctive indie / new wave
edge really produced the goods with this CD release.
Ras.Al.Ghul - "Ras.Al.Ghul" (M&E 428, 1998)
Great electronic based tribal music with influences from many eastern
ethnicities. I used to call it 'Benfica Bangra', you'll see why! Plus
exclusive bonus mini album by Rasalasad.
Artemiy Artemiev - "Electroshocking Works" (M&E 475, 1999)
An absolute honour to have this selection, personally chosen by and
assembled for M&E by the much heralded Russian electro-experimental
composer himself, featuring tracks from three of his early albums. And
yes, he is related to the famous film soundtrack composer, Edward Artemiev
(Solaris, The Mirror, Stalker), that's his dad.
Levente - "Turning Pages" (M&E 596, 2003)
Quality electronic music from the multi-talented Transylvanian ex-pat,
from neo-classical to deep space. Includes a bonus track and a copy of his
gripping book about growing up in
30. SOUTH AFRICA
Sphinx - "The
(M&E 065, 1992, M&E
25th Anniversary Special Edition)
A remastered new
imagining of the classic Irre Tapes album, put together by the artist
especially for this collection. A great fusion of electronica, jazz and
the avant garde. The missing tracks (from the original release) are in a
bonus folder, plus bonus track from Amoraim.
UNITED WORLD UNDERGROUND (MMATT CD 2, 2001)
from Into The Abyss (Greece), Dark Star (Germany), Eye (Australia), Earth
(Germany), Grass Harp (Germany), Ras.Al.Ghul (Portugal), Idiom (England),
Blacklight Braille (U.S.A.), Lord Litter (Germany), The Stinking Badger Of
Java (Australia), Neo (England), T.M.R. (England), Cosmic Dance Society
(Germany), Love In A Plague (England) and Steve Andrews (Wales).