Tuesday
Nov112003

"He Only Cares About His Own Kind!"...

Hotboxed, performing an opening set for Korn.For your listening pleasure, our remix of a classic track by Hotboxed, a heavy act we’ve known for years. The song is “Mohawk”.

Saturday
Sep062003

Decomposing Composers!

We now have copies of Decomposition: Re-Inventing Minefield available. The mixes are taken from MINEFIELD’s 2001 5 song ep entitled `After The Ball” and feature the work of 10 international artists of the Electronic/Goth genre. The compilation was conceived by music publicist Jett Black of Nocturnal Movements. DECOMPOSITION features a wide palette of sound skillfully woven together to form an exquisite 55+ minute musical tapestry. Trance, Industrial, Trip-hop, Ambient, Punk and Techno treatments are all on the menu. Fans of Dead Poets Society, Soy Futura, Soviet Radio, Karl Mohr , Spectre VII, Cryptomnesia, Blue Mars, Bytet, Ingrown and The Synthetic Dream Foundation will delight at these new interpretations of Minefield classics. `The mixes on this disc really do underscore our electronic influences and push the envelope as far as experimentation goes’ claims Tamara Kent, vocalist and lyricist for MINEFIELD.

If you are interested in picking up a copy for yourself keep an eye on CDbaby.com. The album is scheduled to be available there later this month. We will be certain to let everyone know once it is up.

If you would like to hear the DPS remixed versions of “It’s Too Late” and “After the Ball” from Decomposition, please click here.

Sunday
Nov032002

DPS remixes Minefield.

Awhile back we announced that we were remixing some tracks from a cool darkwave band called MINEFIELD. While two of our tracks will be released on the MINEFIELD remix album due to be released in the spring of 2003, all three songs are available for listening at Soundclick.com/deadpoetssociety.

Its Too Late (dead poets society mix)

After the Ball (Stark Raven Mad Mix)

After the Ball (dead poets society ballroom dancing mix)

Thursday
Oct312002

Gothic Vixen reviews The Electric Haze and Deprogramming!

GothicVixen - October 2002

THE ELECTRIC HAZE

Boys and girls, run to the dollar store and get yourself some glowsticks, out of Oregon comes what might be some of the darkest techno to grace your local dance club. Dead Poets Society presents us with a mighty fine mix of percussion and keyboard sounds in thier release titled The Electric Haze. Fans of The Dust Brothers will be pleased with this darker twist on modern electronic music. (And why wasn’t any of this on the Fight Club sountrack I wonder?) Theres definately some trance, some dance, and something else that I can’t quite put my finger on, but its a good thing, indeed. While the ideas behind the music are not totally original, the way it’s presented is a bit left of tradional techno.

Precusionist Wa’s sounds are not as driving as most music of this genre, making it a good disc to just listen to if your not in the mood to dance, however Raven Nightshado’s keys make nicely flowing rhythms that are easily danceable.

With a bare minimum of vocals, and all of them being samples, the songs can be about whatever they inspire in the listener. Notable tracks include “I Dream of Japan”, which could easily be mistaken for traditional Japanese music, and reminded me of the cherry blossoms and the bum on the benches outside museums in Tokyo. While “Damn Fine Coffee” has some of the best precussion on the disc and might just give you the feeling of being wired.

Overall this would be a good disc to make a present for your favorite DJ or to play at your own parties. Just dont take to many hallucinogens before you try these sounds out, or you might just see the electric haze in a wholly disturbing way.

-Donna Janney

DEPROGRAMMING

Dead Poets Society may ring a bell to most people as a group of kids going though adolescence and secret poetry readings from the movie of the same name with Robin Williams. Or at least that was what I first thought of when I saw the bands name on the CD titled Deprogramming. Deprogramming is the second CD that we havve seen this band come out with. The songs on this album are high-energy instrumental pieces that I could see in a variety of settings such as coffee houses and nightclubs. There is something to be said for such flexible albums.

I was perplexed by exactly how one would dance to this sort of music without popping a few pills first. Dead Poets Society has a pulsing beat that drives you into a trance like dance state with tracks like “Synners” and “Strung Out”. I would recommend this album as great ambient music for any shop or music collection.

-Christine Landrie

Thursday
Sep262002

Wrapped in Wire reviews The Electric Haze

Wrapped in Wire

This act creates great electronic instrumentals. Their music is very full and well textured with a lot happening in it. Since these are instrumental tracks relying simply on the music without vocals, the music needs to be good to hold your interest. And the music is superb. It mixes a lot of different genres within it such as EBM, techno, trance, tribal, ambient, experimental, etc.

This is pure electronic music created with programming, sampling and synths. There is a lot of variety throughout this release with each and every track sounding different. Some stand out more than others, but everything is good here.

There is a mixture of structured music and experimental music to be found here. I do find the structured music to be a little easier to listen to and enjoy. But the experimental music is interesting in its own way as well.

If you enjoy varied electronic music without any vocals, this CD is for you.