Karnnos : "Deatharch Crann",superb
dark-folk ritual album from Portugal.
Christian Wolz : "E Inom
Rah",brand new album from this sound art master.
Jack Or Jive : "Kismet",
comeback of the Japanes duo, more ambient and atmospheric.
Lux Interna : "Truth and
Beauty and all their Severity", remastered and reworked
version of the demo, apocalyptic neofolk.
David Abir & Ashley Wales :
"Lesson One : Movement A ...", superb atmospheric music.
: "Lite", minimalist and experimental electronic music from Sweden.
Randall Smith : "Sondes",
electro-acoustic music on the label Empreintes Digitales.
Compilation : "Bip-Hop",
post-electronic artists such as Ultra Milkmaids, Phonem, Goem ....
Bexar Bexar : "07.04.99",
first record of this Texan minimalist band.
Voice Crack : "Shock_Late",
Swiss duo of improvised electronic music.
Virago : "Premier jour",
second album of this band from Grenoble, between Noir Désir and
Special Reaping Horde :
Karnnos : "A Burial In Flames", excellent album with
darkfolk and ambient ritual sounds.
Wolfskin : "Campos de Matança",
industriel ambiant and ritual project from Portugal. Excellent !
Once A Barge : "The Withered
Leaves", melancholic dark-folk band from Germany.
V/A : "The Nemeth", compilation
from the excellent portuguese label Reaping Horde.
V/A : "Ostia magazine", compilation
coming with the Ostia magazine, from the Topi association.
Velma : "Cyclique", second
release of this album by the post electronic band from Lausanne.
V/A : "Reaping Horde", excellent darkfolk ambient
and industrial label from Portugal.
Diana Obscura : "Diana Obscura",
between classical influences and neofolk, with J.B. of Backworld.
Muslimgauze : "Your Mines
in Kabul", another great release of Bryn Jones' endless catalogue.
Lustmord : "Purifying
Fire", compilation of rare and unreleased tracks.
Rapoon : "Fallen Gods - (Cidar)",
superb ethno ambient ritual album.
Darkwood : "Talons", excellent single with superb design.
More neofolk and neoclassic than the 2nd album.
V/A : "Collapse festival",
the bands playing at the industrial festival in Rostock last August.
Ignaz Schick : "Tabit", high
frequencies and experimental manipulations.
Hans Tutschku : "Moment",
very interesting electro-acoustic music.
Maeror Tri / Crawl Unit :
"Forazeihan / Broken Books and Wings", absolutely superb, a must !
David Fenech : "Grand Huit",
French artist playing some kind of lo-fi post muzak.
Snark : "Angström", French
post-rock band. Intimate and beautiful.
C-Schulz & Hajsch : "Sonig
13", superb electronic and ambient manipulations.
Matt Howden : "Hellfires",
second solo album from the producer and violonist of Sol Invictus.
Darkwood : "Heimat & Jugend", exceptional second
album - instrumental- an apocalyptic jewel !
Eyeless in Gaza : "Song
of the Beautiful Wanton", the legend is back. Neofolk avant-gardist.
Christian Wolz : "Schmerzarie",
unique album from a very talented artist.
Arkkon : "Rotunda", superb
album from David Knight, ambient industrial.
Mimetic Mute : "Positive",
solo project of Jérôme Soudan, drummer of Von Magnet and Column
Cerberus Shoal : "Crash
my Moon Yacht", beautiful post-rock album from the States.
Meltdown Of Control : "Mort aux Vaches", a noise orchestra...
Lustmord : "The Monstrous
Soul", excellent album from Brian Lustmord, as ever.
Delphium : "Nobody sees
the Monster in the Light od Day...", superb post-electronic album. A must!
O Quam Tristis : "Funérailles
des Petits Enfants", the album version of the demo reviewed in May.
V/A : "The Power of the New
Aeon, superb ambient, indus, ritual, neofolk compilation on POW.
Axon Neuron : "Thorned Messages", excellent indus ambient
ritual album from the band of Rostock.
Neutral : "Demo", superb
neofolk band from Russia, an excellent discovery !
Aelters : "El Frustrator",
hard electronic experiences from France.
Kid 606 : "The Soccergirl ep",
excellent post-electronic mini-album from Canada.
Pimmon : "Kinetica", computer
electronic music from Australia.
Aube & Zbigniew Karkowski :
"Mutation", superb collaboration between these two ambient experimental
David Maranha : "Circunscrita",
superb album of drones by the Portuguese artist David Maranha.
Spolia Voluptatis : "Ephemeral
Age of Nihil", neoclassical and apocalyptic Italian project.
Subtone Trio : "Load", Swiss
trio with an excellent project of jazz and drum&bass.
Tetsuo Furudate : "(X).X
is not a man or X is mortal", a requiem of powerful noise sounds and melodies,
Ex-Tension : "Tensions",
French band with dark electro industrial soundscapes.
Noctural Emissions / Origami
vs Manipura : "Mort aux Vaches", superb split CD mixing industrial
with drum & bass.
Militia : "Elvengamello",
the comeback of one of the best undergroung band in Italy.
V/A : "Materiali Sonori",
very interesting compilation from this Italian label.
V/A : "Between Sun and
Moon", superb compilation from the ambient label Amplexus, based in Italy.
Muslimgauze : "Baghdad",
dub atmospheres with a rough sound, close to Bryn's beginnings.
Muslimgauze : "Sufiq",
first album released after Bryn Jones's death.
The Flying Luttenbachers
: "Alptraum", furious album of improvised free jazz.
Einstürzende Neubauten : "Silence
is Sexy", brand new album for the 20 years of existence of the band.
D.A.F : "Produkt der Deutsch Amerikanischen
Freundschaft", reissue of their first album.
Death In June / Fire + Ice
: "We said Destroy" 7'', surprising and excellent split single.
VVAA : "Wo die wilden Kerle wohnen",
compilation ep from the Hau Ruck label.
Opera Multi Steel : "Eternelle
Tourmente", this is the last masterpiece to date of this French cult band.
Speaking Silence : "Insides",
superb comeback of the French duo, heavenly voices, etheral music, a must!
The Dawn Visitors : "The Dawn"
V/A : "Verano del 99",
pop compilation from the Spanish label Elefant Records.
V/A : "Supermarket", compilation
from Elefant Records, Spain.
Uterus Lobster : "Vickibear",
excellent one track single from this American ambient band.
Whispering Hills : "Lonely
Empty Architecture", superb ambient melodic album from the States.
Whispering Hills : "Night
on Earth", excellent remix from this ambient american band.
This Morn' Omina : "Em Sauf
Haa-Heru", fantastic tribal ritual album from Belgium.
Critical State : "Kill
Kill Kill + Tightrope Walker on Borderline ", excellent electro industrial
band from France.
O Quam Tristis : "Funérailles
des Petits Enfants", superb electro-medieval project from France (heavenly
Velma : "Parole", fantastic
ep from this electronic post-rock band from Lausanne. A must !
Vidna Obmana & Willem Tanke
: "Variations for Organ, Keyboard & Processors", a masterpiece !!!!!!!
Death In June : "Operation Hummingbird",
Excellent second collaboration with Albin Julius.
Non : "Receive the Flame", the
perfidious Boyd Rice is back.......
Clockwork Death :"Clockwork
Death", very promising electronic industrial project from Italy.
Compilation : "Eclipse",
excellent electro (ethno) industrial compil' with the eclipse of 11.8.99
Le Forbici di Manitů
: "Play & remix Lieutenant Murnau", this Italian band brings back
Lt. Murnau to life.
Lux Interna : "Truth and Beauty
and all their Severity", superb apocalyptic folk album from the States.
Pan American : "360 Business
/ 360 Bypass", Mark Nelson, guit. and voc. for Labradford, solo project.
v/a : "MM", mysterious and rare
WSD compilation distributed to members of the WSD mailing-list.
Lady Morphia : "Recitals to Renewal",
excellent album from this apocalyptic-folk band from England.
Axon Neuron : "Irreversible
Neural Damage", excellent dark ritual industrial from Germany.
Lockjaw : "magazine issue
9", excellent fanzine+CD compilation dealing with dark-ambient and industrial.
Ostara : "Operation Valkrie",
beautiful single from the forthcoming album "Secret Homeland".
Steev Hise : "Original", an album
made of different samples, on Illegal Art.
Andy's Car Crash : "Formes",
superb second album from this French band. Post-rock electronica.
v/a : "On the brink of infinity",
chthonic streams compilation; neo-folk, ambient, industrial.....
Current 93 : "All dolled
up like christ", fantastic live double album recorded in NY in 1996.
Der Blutharsch : "The
Pleasures Received in Pain", second album of Albin Julius. Powerful martial
Low : "Christmas", Low's Christmas
album (!!!) is a rather good surprise.