“Why be Blake when you can be Bleak?” is a compilation featuring not only netlabel artists, but also contributions from renowned artists from the Industrial/Experimental genres, and plain legends from the early 80’s Industrial scene.
The compilation strives to provide a “cause and effect” overview of Avantgarde art, especially from the viewpoint of Industrial/Experimental and Electronic music.
All artists have agreed to provide their tracks for free download, which is very uncommon these days, given the fact that non-mainstream artists probably suffer the most from illegal file sharing, and usually hesitate to give away albums for free.
The result is a download package in the size of a 3CD-compilation, containing early unreleased tracks as well as exclusive versions of new material.
The list of contributing artists is a mixture of Industrial dinosaurs and young or new obscure artists from all over the world.
Proving that original, or “old school” Industrial is still as influential and exciting as it has been since the very beginning in the late 70’s and early 80’s, The Bleak Compilation continues the tradition of compilations like “The Elephant Table Sampler”, “Three Minute Symphony” or “Ohrenschrauben/Ohrensausen”, presenting a mixture of difficult, at times disturbing and confusing music, totally apart from any mainstream intentions.
The painting on the cover is by Jonathan Canady, an american musician and artist, whose work is so close to what Bleak stands for that we couldn’t resist asking him, and we are happy he agreed!
The list of artists who agreed to contribute is nothing less than amazing:
Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words, Konstruktivists, Attrition, Mushy, Cultural Amnesia, SLEEPCHAMBER, The On/Off Corporation, Wave Tank, John Zewizz, Perikomo, Josco, Das Fleisch, FRzO, MRT, Portion Control, The Altai Chamber Orchestra, Coil, Choronzon, r.A.C.K, Cultural Amnesia, Red Chamber, Bath feat. OROBL, 53, Nocturnal Emissions, Background Projection, Paluch Y, Josco, Critical Theatre, Pure, Josef Nadek, Job Karma, Firnwald, Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt, Cezary Gapik, Stormhat, Dr. Nachtstrom
We hope that with this compilation we also draw attention to our own Bleak artists, who deserve to be presented to a wider audience.
Bleak would like to thank everyone involved.
|1||Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words –||Sunshine, Lollipops & Rainbows|
|2||Konstruktivists –||Thrice Is Just As Nice|
|3||Attrition –||The Internal Narrator (Alternate Version)|
|4||Mushy –||Le Ultime Ore|
|5||Cultural Amnesia –||Little Blue Grains|
|6||SLEEPCHAMBER –||Into The Crypt (Alternate Version)|
|7||The On/Off Corporation –||Think Dark|
|8||Wave Tank –||Let’s Go (Get Cruel)|
|9||John Zewizz –||2012 (Inner-X-Musick Mix)|
|12||Das Fleisch –||The Final Beauty|
|15||Portion Control –||Sex Drive|
|16||The Altai Chamber Orchestra –||Law (International Audio Losers Version)|
|Producer [Extra Production] – Arno Peeters|
|19||r.A.C.K –||Pvnished – As We Shovld Be|
|20||Cultural Amnesia –||Brand New Day|
|21||Red.Chamber –||Coming Forth By Night|
|22||Bath feat. OROBL –||Pooled OX|
|23||53 –||The Art Of Self Deceit|
|24||Nocturnal Emissions feat. Mrs. Ayers –||Revolutionary Industrial Trance|
|25||Paluch Y –||Maldoror Is Ded Ded Ded|
|26||Background Projection –||Labioveral Ectoplasm|
|28||Critical Theatre –||Robot Flesh|
|29||Pure feat. Alexandra Von Bolz´n –||Mladost|
|30||Josef Nadek –||Carrion Angel, Sing Me A Song|
|31||Job Karma –||Hydroxizinum City 2|
|32||Firnwald feat. Red.Chamber –||Invasion (Firnwald Remix)|
|33||Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt –||The Benefits Of Being A Burrnesha|
|34||Cezary Gapik –||#466|
|35||Stormhat –||I Den Polykrome Gnusgrav|
|36||Dr. Nachtstrom –||The Second Coming|