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WORKER / SVARTVIT CS out now. Available here.

distribution of releases from nostilevo, fallen empire, chondritic sound, fallow field and many others has now begun on:www.thetideoftheend.comfirst live aktion, featuring black leather jesus, will take place on the 18th of may in amsterdam. first batch of releases will see the light of day in the summer.praise death, love less- ø

► тhe тide øf тhe εnd presents: [ттøтε] AKTION I▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬The first [ттøтε] AKTION features a diverse line-up of harsh noise and power electronics artists showcasing all sides of the spectrum. || BLACK LEATHER JESUS (USA)|| CON-DOM (UK)|| BRUT (UK)|| SVARTVIT (NL)|| PURGING LIGHT (NL)|| ZYRTAX (NL)▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬|| BLACK LEATHER JESUS (USA)Texas cult harsh noise group since 1989. The group was founded by Richard Ramirez whose well known for his other projects like Werewolf Jerusalem. They utilize sheet metal/found objects with minimal electronic equipment. Theme centred around the gay leather scene. This is BLJ’s first European tour.|| CON-DOM (UK)Power electronics pioneer. Con-Dom stands for Control-Domination, and is the one-man industrial noise band of Mike Dando. Con-Dom explores any kind of social tensions and control: political, religious, racial, with an acid, violent and uncompromising attitude. He is well-known in the industrial scene for his furious ravaging vocals and the devastating live performances.|| BRUT (UK)BRUT has a smell. A body. A vagina. A mind. BRUT has a picture. A reflection. An interface. BRUT is strong and angry. BRUT is restless and manic. BRUT is political. Feministic. BRUT has a voice. It consumes and pukes out. BRUT is alcohol poisoning. A prescription drug. BRUT! Neither in or out. BRUT bleeds and shits and pisses. BRUT is outraged. It hates! BRUT is YOU as much as it is ME. BRUT does not vote, pay taxes or interact. BRUT breathes. Despises stupidity. BRUT is never satisfied. BRUT is hungry! BRUT is an entity I will give you. So you can see what BRUT wants you to see. BRUT does not believe in war or in peace.BRUT IS A WOMAN – WOMAN IS A WEAPON!|| SVARTVIT (NL)Svartvit is a Dutch project that breaches the gap between harsh noise sound experimentation and performance art. The result is a very personal and emotional presentation of a troubled mind, overtaking and often physical. Part of the full Black Leather Jesus tour. Harsh noise violence. || PURGING LIGHT (NL)Purging Light is quite a new name in the scene that I’m very enthusiastic about. This duo presents a straight forward mixture of power electronics and harsh noise. Members are currently residing in Anrhem and Berlin. || ZYRTAX (NL)Zyrtax is the industrial noise project of Johnny van de Koolwijk, who also runs Dead Mind Records. In the past Zyrtax has collaborated with some well known projects like Goverment Alpha and Contagious Orgasm. ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬|| TIMETABLE20:00 DOORS20:15 - 20:40 ZYRTAX20:50 - 21:10 PURGING LIGHT21:20 - 21:40 SVARTVIT21:50 - 22:20 BRUT22:30 - 23:10 CON-DOM23:20 - 00:00 BLACK LEATHER JESUS00:00 - ??????? DJ SVARTVIT▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬|| TICKETSTickets are 7 euros, they will be available at the doors or can be bought in pre-sale at www.thetideoftheend.comLike the facebookpage for updates about upcoming events and releases;https://www.facebook.com/thetideoftheend

The Soft Moon - Feel [2014](The Soft Moon self released)
As far as I know there hasn’t been any talk yet about a new record but The Soft Moon dropped this single as digital release last week and will be self releasing it on vinyl and tape next month. What we find on here is title track ‘Feel’ followed up by b-side ‘Hunger’. Luis Vasquez is very prominent on the artwork as well as the title track which both seem to aim for a more mainstream and melodic approach. Very catchy bass riffing teamed up with sweet lush vocals and an overall pleasant sounding song. I myself was far more interested in ‘Hunger’ which shows the darker moody side that The Soft Moon has to offer, slowly dragging out into a jam that seems to be a warning of some kind I found it tons more enjoyable. 
For now I’m kind of on the fence about this one. While both tracks are well written and recorded this ‘new’ approach might lead to one of the most in-cohesive records this band could produce. I don’t see the two styles melting together, they surely didn’t on this single.

lovechild - In Heaven, Everything Is Fine [2014](Mayfly Records)
Most of what remains from the great but shortlived Cerce got together and formed lovechild. While in some tracks the background in that previous band is really apparent to me most of them give of a completely different vibe. I would say that the sound has turned into something a bit heavier, little bit slower and definitely groovier. Not really my cup of tea and far more generic then Cerce ever was. 
It’s probably not fair to judge these guys on how much they sound like what they did before but that was something I really loved and this is something I’m just listening for the heck of it. Good production, well written, good vocals etc. but it’s just middle of the road all the way through. The only two tracks that pop out for me are ‘Oh, love.’ and ‘Your Neighbors’ probably because they have that same demented rambling feel that a lot of Cerce material had, I just miss those vocals. 
Worth a listen if you want to see what these guys are doing right now or if you’re just into nice modern hardcore with a good groove but don’t expect it to be anything like Cerce.