Thursday, 30 May 2013

Industrial Awareness Thursday - Pandemik9

Well, this week for Industrial Awareness Thursday we have a band out of Calgary, Alberta called: Pandemik9. This guitar driven instrumental solo project was started by Brooke Chiasson. They are trying to do something different with guitar driven industrial: Shredding solos, and intricate melodies. We've played with these guys a couple of times and they have a gig coming up on June 7th. So if you haven't checked them out definitely do!

Monday, 27 May 2013

Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex Episode 2 Manga

Just finished reading Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex Episode 2: Testation manga. This was written/drawn by Yu Kinutani. It was a quick read (1-2hrs). The story was good. It's basically about how a newly developed tank for some reason or another goes haywire and starts heading for the city and it's up to Major Kusinagi and the Section 9 team to stop it. Yep, good stuff. Can't get enough. If your into cyberpunk literature or manga or really anything cyberpunk this is definitely something to read!

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Industrial Awareness Thursday - Comaduster

This weeks band is Comaduster. Comaduster is the solo project of Real Cardinal. He's from Edmonton and the project is currently signed to Tympanik. Comaduster's music is intelligent. It seems like every glitch, every drum part, every synth line has been labored over. Comaduster has been around for quite some time I can't quite remember how long but it's been at least 10 years. I've seen him play live a couple of times and they put on an excellent show! They are playing Terminus this year and if you haven't I would say definitely check them out!

Monday, 20 May 2013

Count Zero

Well, picked this up a while ago. Finished reading it and wow! If you haven't read this or any other William Gibson books you are really missing out! This book is the second part of a trilogy called: The Sprawl (The first being Neuromancer). This book is about an amateur hacker (Bobby) that gets himself into a shitload of trouble and then ends up saving the day in the end (with some "friends"). If your into cyberpunk this is considered essential reading as William Gibson is essentially the Father of cyberpunk literature. Check it! I wasn't disappointed!

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Industrial Awareness Thursday - Tekhnotron

Well, it's Thursday again and there's all sorts of music and bands to check out! This week I would like to bring awareness to Tekhnotron. Tekhnotron is a Calgary, Canada based band. Originally, the band started out as a solo project for Slava Nartakhov back in 2007, then eventually grew to a 3 person project with Rissy Marentette and David Luecke. Tekhnotron has played many shows here in Calgary (including the Terminus Festival) and we have played with them a couple of times. There music is definitely different from a lot of other stuff out there and I do believe they are working on a full album. I would say definitely check them out!

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Industrial Awareness Thursday - Psykkle

Well, I've decided to start a weekly blog post called: Industrial Awareness Thursday. These weekly posts are geared toward industrial music awareness. Shit that I've been listening to that may not be on everybody's radar, local stuff or stuff that hasn't had all that much exposure or that I think that people should check out. I kicked this off with the last post about our friend and keyboardist Closed Loop. This weeks indsutrial is a band called: Psykkle. These guys probably don't need an introduction but they are from Edmonton. They have played a few shows here in Calgary as well, and they've always put on a good show. The music is excellent! It's amazing what kind of talent comes out of Alberta! And Psykkle are definitely very talented! If you haven't checked them out yet then definitely do!