If you are near Budapest (or you’re a resident), check out Damage’s debut gig on Sep 23rd, 2017 where he’s sharing a stage with his labelmate (more like label boss!) ATTRITION and also Hungarian dark pop duo BLACK NAIL CABARET (check out the Angst EP below for their collab!).
ANGST, the latest EP by Planetdamage features the vocals and the lyrical work of Black Nail Cabaret vocalist/composer Emke, venturing deep into the topic of midlife crisis and all the woe it brings, laying it to strict club tempo. (Released on Two Gods Records (15GODSEP), entry on Discogs.)
“‘Angst’ is a great, if quite short, release that skillfully worms its way into your brain with its synth bass lines, steady dance beats, and compelling vocals.”
Official music video
Video directed and edited by: Zoltan Kovary. Special thanks to Balazs Toth and Tibor Menyhart for their help for taking part in this video and letting us use the venues Supersonic – Blue Hell and KVLT.
Stream and support
The single also features a live ambient version and a remix by industrial veteran Haujobb. As with all Planetdamage releases, it also features a Bandcamp-only audio commentary, available upon purchase.
Tracks 1&3 written by Mariusz Bari. Production and programming: Mariusz Bari. Vocals & lyrics: Emese Arvai-Illes. Mixing, mastering and addiction production: Martin Bowes at The Cage Studios. Speech samples in track 3 appear on NASA’s Apollo 11 Flight Director’s Loop. Track 2 remixed and crafted by Daniel Myer. Cover/artwork design: Peter Santha. Cover photo: Bettina Toth.
SNAPSHOTS OF A SURVEILLANCE MANIFESTO EP (May 25th, 2016)
Snapshots of a Surveillance Manifesto is the debut electro/industrial EP by Hungarian cyberpunk novelist & researcher Planetdamage, much influenced by recent events in the fields of surveillance and data privacy. (Self-released, entry on Discogs)
Although Snapshots of a Surveillance Manifesto is streamable through both Soundcloud and Bandcamp, it is only on this page where you can download it in its intended full package. (And as this is a free EP, your favourite file-sharing networks might have already assimilated it.)
“Planetdamage emerges you in a dark, turbulent, dystopian future. Driving Tetsuo drums and Blade Runner basses support cold red atmospheres as computerized vocals whisper curses.
This is great stuff – its depth and darkness will seduce you.”
–Zoog von Rock (Angelspit)
Tracks 1-4 written by Mariusz Bari. Production, programming and vocals: Mariusz Bari. Mixing, mastering and additional production was royally delivered by Martin Bowes in the bowels of The Cage Studios. Speech samples in ‘The Mark‘ appear on the Producer Loops Cinematic Series Vol 2: Hacked Society Sample Pack by Lhasa Mencur. Speech samples in ‘Come Home Traitor‘ appear in the documentary Terminal F: Chasing Edward Snowden. Tracks 5-9 were produced and crafted by their respective remixing artists: track 5 by Martin Bowes, track 6 by Krisztian Arvai and Emese Arvai-Illes (additional vocals by Emese Arvai-Illes), track 7 by Lhasa Mencur, track 8 by Istvan Gazdag, track 9 by Josh Wood. Cover/inlay design and artwork by Peter Santha, sculpture and photo by Jeremy Falconer. Artist photos by Balazs Kassai.
“Snapshots of a Surveillance Manifesto is equal parts reality shock and cyberpunk manifesto.” (Neon Dystopia review).
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