Friday, 31 December 2010

Epic Church - Live at Obvio 2010

This is a bootleg recorded when Epic Church played live at Obvio.  The quality of the audio is low, but at least it is possible to check out how Epic Church sounds live.

7 tracks in playlist, average track length: 4:38
Playlist length: 32 minutes 26 seconds

Playlist files:

1. Epic Church - Dystopia (live at obvio 2010) (3:23)
2. Epic Church - Flow My Tears (live at obvio 2010) (3:29)
3. Epic Church - O Pastor Moribundo (live at obvio 2010) (4:16)
4. Epic Church - Dreams (live at obvio 2010) (4:41)
5. Epic Church - Ceinwyn (live at obvio 2010) (5:01)

Friday, 17 December 2010

CYBER10 Elektro Sektor


I'm proud to present: CYBER10 Elektro Sektor which is the Electro compilation of the netlabel CYBER10, from São Paulo. Mostly of the tracks are EBM and Industrial influenced and the bands are from several countries in the world as Brazil, Poland, USA, Germany. 
Below there's the list of bands of Elektro Sektor:

Place: Poland / Germany
Info: Traumatize is young project from Poland/Germany, which like to experiment with genres like dark electro, industrial, gothic, aggrotech, etc. Founded by Traum (October 31st, 2010), he worked before with Polish project Unsinn, where he was a music composer and a vocalist. Finally on 4th November 2010 Anagnorisis (best known from German project Tanaros) joined Traumatize as a vocalist.

Place: São Paulo
Info: Gothic Guy is a project created in 2010 by Rodrigo Albuquerque, from Brasil. The project has some influences like Gothic and Industrial music. Bringing an expression of feelings and emotions to the songs, Rodrigo works on themes like love, suicide and insanity.

Place: Poland
Info: Unsinn is a promising Polish dark electronic project. They had started experimenting with industrial and dark electronic sounds in the early 2010 and released their first songs shortly afterwards. The band quickly abandoned their original ambient/martial fascinations and currently their style is pure dark/harsh electro. The lyrics oscillate around love, hate, social alienation and dark side of religion. So far Unsinn has created remixes for groups like H.Exe, RSM and Stian Shiver. They also appeared on Halotan Sounds 1.0 compilation, along with the leading Polish industrial bands.

Place: Serbia
Info: Kriegshund is a solo project from Serbia created by Alex Kriegshund (28). After graduating law in 2006. few years afterwards Alex decided to show middle finger to the office, papers, suits and ties and to turn to his biggest passion in life - electronic music. Growing up as a kid in a war in ex Yugoslavia there was only one right name for this project and that is Kriegshund. The word ‘’Kriegshund’’ comes from German language, translated to English it means ‘’War Dog’‘. Reasons for creating Kriegshund can be summarized in one brilliant quote from French poet Victor Hugo (1802-1885): ‘’Music expresses that which cannot be put into words, and that which cannot remain silent’‘

Place: São Paulo
Info: Epic Church is a project of Emerson Olaf. Emerson is the only oficial member, some other musicians are usually hired for the concerts. The project's is actually a mix of many influences and styles, such as Gothic, EBM, Futurepop, Medieval Music, Neo Folk, Romanticism and Post-Modernism. Is found on Epic Church the energy of the electronic and rock/metal music and as well some beautiful medieval and romantic compositions, all mixed together resulting on the main style of the project.

Place: Germany
Info: Her Furytales is the main solo project of music producer Ophelia The Suffering and was found in Hamburg, Germany in February 2009. Her Furytales consists of an experimental mixture of electronic and classical music, strongly influenced by Baroque, Industrial and 19th Century music. The lyrics are about issues like violence, insanity, society's impact, psychiatry, or traumatic experiences. Every Her Furytales song is written, performed, recorded and produced by Ophelia The Suffering.

Place: United States of America
Info: Scarecrow Elegy is a one-man project from the USA. It deals primarily with industrial, but is always reinventing itself musically, while aiming to sound dark and emotional. The project represents a variety of influences, including elements of electronica and rock.

Place: São Paulo
Info: Guerreiros Paulistas is a project which has the meaning of sing the History and culture of the State of São Paulo. The band has influences of Rock, Industrial and Neo-Folk genres. The project has one EP and two discs. The first EP is Guerreiros Paulistas EP (demo 2006), the first disc is Avante (2008) and in 2010 was out the release We Fight Together.

Place: United States of America
Info: Weaving sorrow into sound as sanity unravels. Fine Red Mist's bleak synths and aggressive beats walk the lines of anger and agony. This project was formed by KaosChrist in 2009 upon release from a 10 year vacation at Blackfield Asylum. Years of biding time will pay off once the world suffers the wrath of his sonic assault.

Place: Germany
Info: Ecstasphere was found Hamburg, Germany in August 2010 and is the side project of music producer Ophelia The Suffering. ECSTASPHERE consists of harsh Rhythm 'n' Noise, influenced by Industrial, Power Noise and also slightly by more complex Schranz tracks. All soundwork, composing, arranging, programming and mixing of ECSTASPHERE tracks is by Ophelia The Suffering. ECSTASPHERE sounds kind of like a bipolar drum machine on a DXM overdose, chewing pieces of metal and spitting them onto a psychedelic layer of distortion.

10 tracks in playlist, average track length: 4:15
Playlist length: 42 minutes 35 seconds
Playlist files:

1. Traumatize - Infection (Instrumental) (4:21)
2. Ecstasphere - DeXtroMethorphan (3:58)
3. Scarecrow Elegy - Stagnate (4:46)
4. Her Furytales - Prologue (Acquire Mania) (2:40)
5. Gothic Guy - Play The Game (in elektro sektor) (3:48)
6. Kriegshund - Sie Müssen Sterben! (4:34)
7. Guerreiros Paulistas - Segunda Revolução Constitucionalista (4:31)
8. Unsinn - Like a Deep Sleep (Nightmare Mix by Impurfekt) (4:08)
9. Fine Red Mist - Dead Star (7:15)
10. Epic Church - Alle Psallite Cum Luya (4:30)

PS: I would like to thank Gothic Guy and Traum for the great efforts, I appreciate that.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Nice Noise V

Emerson Olaf's project Epic Church is part of the collection NICE NOISE, in it's fifth volume. The organizer is the uruguaian Modesto Rodrigues, producing the NICE NOISE collection to spread the underground music.



NxOxS - Foolix
Levittaz - Lei Humana
Dichotomy Engine - In The Night
Krig - God is Alive
Arian 1 - Detengan las maquinas
Troll Bends Fir - Beer Cell
Baraque's Lord - Spiritual Battle
Charrua - Be the victim through the murderer
Epic Church - Dystopia
The Apocalyptic Fist of the Black Death - You Will Live Master Track
Senda Negra - La Oscuridad Nos Muestra El Camino
Sueños De Diarrea - Sentimiento De Fe
Menso Noise - Felicidad
D-Crow & Proyecto Obelisco - Un Camino
Ataraxy - Harsh Noise against Nazis


Friday, 9 July 2010

Track By Track: Guerreiros Paulistas - We Fight Together (2010)

[PT] Sobre o CD
Este CD se chama We Fight Together (Nós Lutamos Juntos) por trazer músicas com contextos mais gerais, não focadas apenas em São Paulo. A capa é a Ponte Estaiada na Cidade de São Paulo e uma bandeira parecida com a que foi usada na Revolução Constitucionalista de 1932, porém com um soldado, representando os soldados Paulistas que lutaram na Itália com seus irmãos lusófonos de outros Estados do Brasil contra o Exército Alemão.

[EN] About the Album

This is album is named "We Fight Together" because it's not focused only on São Paulo this time. The cover has Estaiada Bridge which is in São Paulo City and has as well a flag similar to the one used during the Paulista Revolutin in 1932 but with a soldier, representing all the Paulistas who fought on the Second World War with their Lusophone brothers from other States of Brazil against the German Army

Neo Folk, Rock


[PT] A primeira faixa é, na verdade, uma abertura pra segunda, uma justificativa. Ela é um audio-collage contendo falas dos líderes dos países envolvidos na Segunda Guerra e tem um Soundtrack de filme como fundo, resultando em algo emociante e tenso ao mesmo tempo.

[EN] The first track is actually an intro for the second track, a justification for it. It is an audio-collage containing speeches of great leaders involved in the World War II and has a movie soundtrack as background, resulting in something very tense and emotional at the same time.

Homenagem à FEB

[PT] Essa é nossa homenagem a todos os soldados que saíram do Brasil cruzando o Oceano para combater na Itália durante a Segunda Guerra, a FEB. Em um estilo Power Metal, a música tem na letra trechos da Canção do Expedicionário.

[EN] This our tribute to all the soldier who left Brazil crossing the Ocean to fight in Italy during the World War II, the FEB. In a Power Metal style, the song also has in its lyrics parts of Canção do Expedicionário.

I Love São Paulo City

[PT] Esta foi uma idéia divertida posta em prática. Essa música é um cover da música "I Love New York City" da banda Andrew WK. Resolvemos fazer a versão local da música mas com uma diferença.  A cidade de São Paulo tem muitas homenagens em música mas essa fala à partir da perspectiva de um cidadão criado com valores conservadores,  com influências italianas e claro, trabalhador.

[EN] This was a fun idea in practice. The song is a cover of "I Love New York City" of Andrew WK. We decided to do our "local version" of the composition, but with a difference. São Paulo City has many music tributes, but only few represent the real and traditional people from the City, that's why this song is from a perspective of a conservative citizen, middle-class with Italian influences and of course, hard-working.

Jovens de 32 (por Paulo Bonfim)
[PT] É o poema Jovens de 32 declamado por Paulo Bonfim no evento organizado pelo CIEE sobre 1932. Tivemos a oportunidade de gravar a declamação a na música usamos de fundo a música The Final Countdown executada pela London Symphony Orchestra.

[EN] It is the poem Jovens de 32 (Youth of 32) recited by Paulo Bonfim in an event organized by CIEE about the Revolution in 1932. We had the opportunity to record the declaiming and in the song we use as background the song The Final Countdown played by London Symphony Orchestra.

[PT] Uma homenagem aos estudantes Martins, Miragaia, Draúsio e Camargo e todos os combatentes Paulistas mortos em 1932 pela tirania centralizadora. O áudio é de uma comemoração da Polícia Militar Paulista e mais uma orquestração de fundo complementada posteriormente.

[EN] A tribute to the students Martins, Miragaia, Dráusio and Camargo and all the Paulista fighters killed in 1932 by the centralizing tyranny. The audio is of a Paulista Police commemoration plus orchestra arrangements which were put lately.

[PT] Uma versão instrumental ao som de sintetizadores da marcha tema da Revolução Paulista.

[EN] An instrumental version by synthesizers of the march that was the theme for the Paulista Revolution.

Homenagem à FEB (full version)
[PT] Esta faixa secreta é a versão completa da Homenagem à FEB que tem uma introdução com um audio real dos pracinhas cantando o Hino Nacional enquanto um bombardeio ocorre.

[EN] This hidden track is the full version of Homenagem à FEB that has an intro with a real audio of the Brazilian soldiers singing the National Anthem while the enemy was dropping bombs.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Gunstar Music - São Paulo Football Club

This album is a theme album about São Paulo Futebol Clube, one of the most famous and victorious football club of Brazil. This release presents influences of eurodance, electro and trance with 10 tracks (4 of them available on Spotify, the others you can check on Bandcamp)

Este é um CD temático sobre o São Paulo Futebol Clube, um dos mais times mais famosos e campeões do Brasil. Este lançamento tem influência de eurodance, electro e trance com 10 faixas (sendo que 4 estão no Spotify e as outras é possível ouvir no Bandcamp)

11 tracks in playlist, average track length: 3:34
Playlist length: 39 minutes 23 seconds 
01 - Hino do São Paulo FC
02 - Telê Santana (Olê Telê)
03 - Sao Paulo FC
04 - Sou Tricolor (electro mix)
05 - SPFC
06 - Brasil
07 - Telê Santana (speechless version)
08 - Sou Tricolor
09 - Hino do São Paulo FC (Techno Gabber)
10 - Hino do São Paulo FC (Techno Gabber Instrumental)

Gunstar Music - Hino do São Paulo FC (SPFC) (3:50)
An energetic dance version for the official anthem of Sao Paulo FC

Gunstar Music - Telê Santana (Olê Telê) (4:03)
A trance tribute to the greatest coach São Paulo FC ever had: Telê Santana

Gunstar Music - Sou Tricolor (electro mix) (2:04)
A remix for the song old song "Sou Tricolor" made for São Paulo FC


Monday, 17 May 2010

Epic Church

Epic Church is a project made by Emerson Olaf, from São Paulo. It aims to cover topics as Humanity, Faith, Technology, Reason. This is the first album and in it it's possible to find some versions of medieval songs in a modern and electronic style, also original tracks of Epic Church. 

Full album on Youtube

10 tracks in playlist, average track length: 3:44
Playlist length: 37 minutes 25 seconds

Playlist files:

1. Epic Church - Ceinwyn (4:28)
2. Epic Church - Flow My Tears (5:28)
3. Epic Church - En Vray Amoure (4:30)
4. Epic Church - Bendita Sabedoria No.2 Vas Pretiosum Labia Scientiae (2:24)
5. Epic Church - Dystopia (3:38)
6. Epic Church - Van Eyck's Bravade (1:07)
7. Epic Church - Dreams (4:42)
8. Epic Church - Alle Psallite Cum Luya (4:30)
9. Epic Church - Laudate Omnes Gentes (3:40)
10. Epic Church - O Pastor Moribundo (Alvares de Azevedo) (2:58)

Artist: Epic Church
Links: Facebook - Bandcamp - Spotify
Album Name: Epic Church
Date of Release: May 5, 2010
Genre: Electronic
Label: CYBER10
Language: English, Portuguese
Influences: Depeche Mode, Medieval Music, Apoptygma Berzerk
Cover Art: Battle Abbey, East Sussex, England (Shot taken by EPIC CHURCH, 2009)
Other details: This album is a self production of Emerson Olaf, with support of Diogo Peres to record the voices at StudioUm of Giovanni Machado.
Artist Comments: "This first album sums up a little of my experience in music. I tried to gather elements that I'm personally interested, such as philosophy, faith, technology, sci-fi, elements of post-modernism and dystopia and others. My respect for tradition and my concerns and interest in modernity and technology are put together, which most characterizes the work of Epic Church". 

Track 01: Ceinwyn
Composer: Melody: Cosmicman / Lyrics and vocal melody: Emerson Olaf / Arrangement: Emerson Olaf
Style: Gothic Synthpop / Electrogoth
About: This song has a heavenly melody and I made my best to compose lyrics which would fit to it. 
With you, forever
Nothing can't stop us now
All dreams, I've dreamt
Waiting for you
When I go wrong, your voice is like a song
That tells to me the truth I cannot see

You are my soul, you are my life
I couldn't live without your smile
So passionately, you run to me
Filling the emptiness I feel
You're by my side, nothing to hide
All lies we leave aside
Forever you, no other way
You say the words that I can't say

My promise, you have that I will never leave
Against the world, it's just you and me
Sei mein Licht egal wo ich bin
mein herz für dich Ich bin nichts ohne dich

Track 02: Flow My Tears
Composer: John Dowland
Style: Medieval Electro
About: This is a version for a medieval song, I always admired the melody and lyrics of that and who likes sci-fi will understand why I gladly chose to work on this song.
Flow my teares fall from your springs,
Exilde for ever: Let me morne
Where nights black bird hir sad infamy sings, there let me live forlorne.

Downe vaine lights shine you no more,
No nights are dark enough for those
That in dispaire their last fortunes deplore,
Light doth but shame disclose.

Track 03: En Vray Amoure
Composer: King of England Herny VIII
Style: Medieval Electro
About: Again I have my personal reasons to make a version for this medieval song. I was surprised at the end about how powerful this version sounds.
Lyrics: Instrumental

Track 04: Bendita Sabedoria No.2 Vas Pretiosum Labia Scientiae
Composer: Heitor Villa Lobos
Style: Gothic Synthpop
About: Villa Lobos' Bendita Sabedoria (‘Blessed Wisdom’) was dedicated to the New York University, written at the suggestion of Carleton Sprague Smith and the composition set short Latin texts of Biblical wisdom, this number 2 is based on Proverbs 20:15. This version of Epic Church includes a dialogue of Philip K. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?".
Lyrics: Vas Pretiosum Labia Scientiae

Track 05: Dystopia
Composer: Emerson Olaf
Style: Futurerop / Synthpop
About: As the name suggests, this song is about the search for physical and mainly spiritual freedom in a dystopian society.
Having the future in our hands
we disagree to a world that runs to the end
control of mind, down on your knees
like 1984, i want to set us free

Tecnology, war, but "peace" they will say
Preparing their bombs to use anyway
we are in front of a wall, no choice for now
the rain started to fall
how could we ever find our way
at this artificial reality
Feeling the darkness and dispair
I'm dying
Searching for answers everyday
we finally find the Creator
face the secret or step behind
we should decide

Track 06: Van Eyck's Bravade
Composer: Jacob Van Eyck (1644)
Style: Medieval Electro
About: This song sound mysterious and even melancholic, so I though that a version for it would be great.
Lyrics: Instrumental

Track 07: Dreams
Composer: Emerson Olaf
Style: Futurepop / Synthpop
About: Dreams are the goals you dare to have and this song's lyrics are exactly about that, in a very positive and upbeat synthpop melody.
Dreams seem to be so distant
No strength to tries, impossible to live
The sky is blue, you feel the wind
the perfect landscape but you're alone in paradise. All the castles, all the the magic, the light and that special feeling 
at night
The last kiss, the last embrace
everything had it's end
then nothing can stand, becoming loneliness

Forever dreams will live, in the place you can still reach
Always being true, forever
Through the pain and loneliness,  having strength out of sadness
The dreams survive forever

Track 08: Alle Psallite Cum Luya
Composer: Anonymous
Style: Medieval Electro
About: This is a Christian medieval song, that means something like "all sing praises with me"
Lyrics: Instrumental

Track 09: Laudate Omnes Gentes
Composer: Anonymous
Style: Medieval Electro
About: This songs vocals are from Taizé and an instrumental electronic was made in a dream-trance /italo style.
Lyrics: Ladate Omnes Gentes, Laudate Domino

Track 10: O Pastor Moribundo
Composer: Melody: King of England Henry VIII / Lyrics: Álvares de Azevedo / Arrangements: Emerson Olaf
Style: Medieval Electro
About: This song takes the melody of En Vray Amoure and has as lyrics the poem "O Pastor Moribundo" of the most famous Paulista ultra-romantic and gothic writer Álvares de Azevedo.
A existência dolorida 
Cansa em meu peito: eu bem sei 
Que morrerei... 
Contudo da minha vida 
Podia alentar-se a flor 
No teu amor! 

Do coração nos refolhos 
Solta um ai! num teu suspiro 
Eu respiro... 
Mas fita ao menos teus olhos 
Sobre os meus... eu quero-os ver 
Para morrer! 

Guarda contigo a viola 
onde teus olhos cantei... 
E suspirei! 
Só a idéia me consola 
Que morro como vivi... 
Morro por ti! 

Se um dia tu’alma pura 
Tiver saudades de mim, 
Meu serafim! 
Talvez notas de ternura 
Inspirem o doudo amor 
Do trovador! 

Thursday, 22 April 2010

CYBER10 Dark Nights - Christian Gothic from Brazil (2010)

Christian Gothic bands from Brazil....rare, very rare, almost impossible to find. Anyway, I've found, at least, some track which we can consider "gothic", same if the band is not exactly included in this genre. In this collection you will hear influences of extreme metal, melodic metal, some instrumental tracks and some having the Gothic as main genre. Anyway, all tracks has something "gothic" inside (whereas the term Gothic has a very wide meaning and a very wide scope). 

10 tracks in playlist, average track length: 4:26
Playlist length: 44 minutes 20 seconds 

Playlist files:
1. Aava - Chamas do Destino (5:06)
2. Anjos de Salém - Visões de Estevão (2:18)
3. Bloodforge - Morning Star (5:32)
4. Escarlate - Symphonic Suplica (3:05)
5. Seven Angels - The Wisdom Of His Majesty (5:59)
6. Amos - Lost Essence (4:14)
7. Holy Cross - Medieval Heart (demo) (3:55)
8. Death Poems - Preludium: The First Sunrise (2:46)
9. Thunders of Lord - A Porta (remastered) (7:18)
10. Rest - Tears of a Sinner (live) (4:07)