Parade Ground + High Functionning Flesh (US) + The Wheal (FR)
» Parade Ground (Cold Wave / Synth Pop / E.B.M.)
Parade Ground are the creation of two brothers Jean-Marc and Pierre Pauly in 1981 . Considered as pionneers of the cold wave , synth pop and EBM . Their first 7" was released in 1983 produced by Daniel B and Patrick Codenys (Front 242) on the New Dance label . After various maxi singles , still produced by members of Front 242 but also by Colin Newman (Wire) , their first album is released in 1988 under the title 'Cut Up' . Parade Ground will then write and compose on two Front 242 albums ('Up evil' and 'Off') . After several years devoted to other activities , namely litterary and plastic art , the brothers make their come back in 2007 with a new album 'Rosary' produced , this time , by Patrick Codenys (Front 242) .
In 2011 , a vinyl compilation album 'The Golden Years' is released on Dark Entries Records USA . 2012 : Release of a vinyl album 'The 15th Floor' including unreleased tracks from the eighties . 2014 : career-summarizing CD 'Strange World' on Infacted Recordings 'Classic Series' .
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» High Functionning Flesh (US) (Electro Punk)
HFF is an Electro-punk act from Los Angeles, USA, in the vein of bands like Portion Control and Cabaret Voltaire, as executed by electronic body mutants Greg Vand and Susan Subtract. Their unique hard beating electronics are heavily infused with body horror and seeks to revive us from our spectacle-induced coma. Unlike the swarm of revival, retro, and oldschool bands out there hoping to capture your nostalgia or naivety, HFF is looking to pump your bodies and refresh your mind from the tired beat.
» The Wheal (FR) (Synth Pop / E.B.M.)
Initially a one-off performance act combining visual arts and found-sound, The Wheal has evolved into a full-fledged music project whose lineage traces back to early 80's industrial and synth-pop bands as well as modern day electronics.
From heavy drum-machine and synthetic bass-lines to ritual/ambient sequences, The Wheal's dark romanticism is equal parts channeling live energies and blissfull introspection.