Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Compilation of the Week: New Life 13 Years of Electronic Lust

Here we have an interesting compilation from 1996, with a virtual "who's who" of early industrial and electronic body music...

"New Life 13 Years of Electronic Lust" is not really a compilation or sampler per se, but what I gather "New Life" is billed as "The Ultimate Sound Magazine". So this is a CD representative of the music and artists featured therein.

Issued on the COP International label, it has the catalogue number COP 020.
The liner notes state that this collection was compiled by Uwe Rothhaemel.

The Front 242 track presented here is "Quite Unusual."
While it is easily one of my favorite Front 242 tracks, I'm not so sure that it is the most representative of Front 242's body of work. But I guess "Headhunter" or "Welcome to Paradise" should not be on every compilation!

In addition to 242, some of my other favorite artists are featured on this CD.
Laibach has the outstanding "Geburt Einer Nation" and other standouts include tracks by Skinny Puppy, Frontline Assembly, Die Krupps and Nitzer Ebb.

Track List:

  1. Laibach:  "Geburt Einer Nation"
  2. Front 242:  "Quite Unusual"
  3. Chris & Cosey:  "Driving Blind"
  4. Moev:  "Wanting"
  5. Skinny Puppy:  "The Choke"
  6. Click Click:  "I Rage, I Melt"
  7. Die Krupps:  "Machineries of Joy"
  8. Mussolini Headkick:  "Your god is dead"
  9. Numb:  "Hanging Key"
  10. Psyche:  "Brain Collapse"
  11. The Klinik:  "Cold as Ice"
  12. Frontline Assembly:  "Landslide"
  13. Cassandra Complex:  "One Million Happy Costumers" (Note this really should be "One Millionth Happy Customer")
  14. Nitzer Ebb:  "Let Beauty Loose"
  15. Severed Heads:  "New Life"
New Life picture sleeve (Front)

New Life picture sleeve (Reverse)

New Life picture sleeve liner notes

New Life Trayliner

New Life disc

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