Martial Industrial Mix II

Martial Industrial II by C.Z. Robertson on Mixcloud

A bunch of CD purchases from Cold Spring have paid off, eventually, in the form of a mix focussing on martial industrial music. I actually put this one together back in September 2013 and had intended to upload it sooner, but life kept intervening. I think it’s a really nice collection of tracks, though, so I’m glad finally to share it.

Most of this music is relatively new – at least from 2010 onwards – but there are a couple of old Cold Meat Industry favourites at the end. I’ve previously reviewed Atomtrakt, Stricta Doctrina, Cold Fusion, and Kazeria. The cover artwork is by Malwina Chabocka.

Tracklist:

  • Cold Fusion – Architecture Part I: Firmitas
  • Spreu & Weizen – Marienburg [Imperator version]
  • Hands of Ruin – Empire of Ash
  • Stricta Doctrina – Retour à la tradition
  • Kreuzweg Ost – Geh Mit Gott
  • Rukkanor – Rivers of Light – Sea of Shadows
  • Der Feuerkreiner – Der Morgen
  • Durch Heer und Kraft – Der unbekannte Soldat
  • Kazeria – The Rising of a New Utopia
  • Sect – This Is Not The End
  • Atomtrakt – Festungsschlacht
  • In Slaughter Natives – Blood Testural
  • Sophia – The Seduction of Madness II

Mix 2013-06-21 – Songs for Summer Solstice

Light the bonfires! It is Midsummer. Here are 12 dark songs of the sun for the occasion.

2013-06-21 – Songs for Summer Solstice by C.Z. Robertson on Mixcloud

Tracklist:

  • Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio – I Am the Sun – Anus Dei
  • Dead Can Dance – Black Sun
  • Miranda Sex Garden – Sunshine
  • Arcana – Emperor of the Sun
  • TriORE – After Summer We Fall
  • Kazeria – Song for a Black Sun
  • Dagda Mor – This Sun for Europe!
  • Coil – A Warning from the Sun (For Fritz)
  • Triarii – Ode to the Sun
  • Peter Bjärgö – The Death of Our Sun
  • Swans – God Damn the Sun
  • Jan Garbarek & The Hilliard Ensemble – Hymn to the Sun

Mix 2013-05-12 – Heaven & Hell

2013-05-12 – Heaven & Hell by C.Z. Robertson on Mixcloud

This is a bit of a ‘concept’ mix. One day I was listening to Triarii’s Heaven & Hell and thought that it would be a great idea for a mix: to start with heavenly music and end up hellish. For the ‘heaven’ section we have a mixture of early music, choral, and mellow dark ambient. For ‘hell’ we have martial industrial, noise, black metal and death ambient.

Track list:

Hildegard of Bingen – Ave Generosa
A Feather on the Breath of God
http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/al.asp?al=CDA66039
Allessandro Striggio – Missa “Ecco sì beato giorno”: Sanctus
Mass in 40 Parts
http://www.ifagiolini.com/striggio/
Cristopher Tye – Rachell’s Weepinge
Kronos Quartet – Early Music
http://www.nonesuch.com/albums/early-music
Lisa Gerrard & Patrick Cassidy – Amergin’s Invocation
Immortal Memory
http://4ad.com/releases/1771
Arvo Pärt – Da Pacem Domine
In Principio
http://www.ecmrecords.com/Catalogue/New_Series/2000/2050.php
Raison d’être – In Absence of Light
In Sadness, Silence and Solitude
http://raison-detre.info/
Peter Bjärgö – A Slow Wave
A Wave of Bitterness
http://www.erebusodora.net/peterbjargo/
In Slaughter Natives – Pure… The Suffering
Purgate My Stain
http://www.inslaughternatives.com/
Johann Sebastian Bach – Herr, nun laß in Friede
Ein Choralbuch für Johann Sebastian
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00003G9ZC
Kreuzweg Ost – Thy Will Be Done
Gott Mit Uns
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kreuzweg-Ost/60950901552
Sophia – Pride
Spite
http://www.erebusodora.net/sophia/
Triarii – Heaven & Hell
Pièce Heroique
http://www.triarii.de/
Stratvm Terror – In God We Do Not Trust
This Is My Own Hell
http://existest.org/ee_v3/?p=285
Sunn O))) – It Took the Night to Believe
Black One
http://www.ideologic.org/
Menace Ruine – Sky as a Reversed Abyss
Cult of Ruins
http://menaceruine.com/
Archon Satani – Another Great Moment in Paradise
The Righteous Way to Completion
http://coldspring.co.uk/artists/archon-satani/

Mix 2013-03-11 – EBM

I’m off into slightly different territory with this mix. You could even dance to it. Also, there’s a bit of a Daniel Myer obsession here.

2013-03-11 – EBM by C.Z. Robertson on Mixcloud

Playlist:

  • Lassigue Bendthaus – Circulat (Hertz)
  • Clock DVA – Cypher
  • Backlash – Unconsciously Astray
  • Destroid – Silent World
  • Headscan – Hi Motion Model
  • Cleen – Did You Forget? (Special ’99 Blackfloor Edit)
  • Covenant – Edge of Dawn
  • Haujobb – Platform
  • Liquid Divine – Click (Tick Tock Mix)
  • Edge of Dawn – Elegance
  • mind.in.a.box – Cause and Effect
  • Seabound – Scorch the Ground (Rotersand Mix)

Mix 2012-05-05 – Dark ambient II

Another dark ambient mix, beginning with two wonderfully eery tracks by Nagual Art and :Zoviet*France: and eventually ending up in noisier territory with some Dagda Mor.

Playlist:

  • Nagual Art – Seemanslied
  • :zoviet*france: – Ascend a Fall
  • Aghast – Sacrifice
  • Raison d’être – The Slow Ascent
  • Inanna – Body ov Light
  • Last Nights of Paris – 1677
  • Kazuyuki K. Null & James Plotkin – Lost (Held Under)
  • Hands of Ruin – Resting in a Cold Place
  • Dagda Mor – Sturmruf

Mix 2012-04-08 – Neo-Classical II

There was a slight planning fail in putting together this mix: Lisa Gerrard has contributed to three of the nine tracks here. Still, who’s going to complain about listening to a bit of Lisa Gerrard?

This mix also includes a track from the forthcoming Hands of Ruin album, Empire and Dust. I haven’t picked a release date yet, but the music is all written and mastered now.

Playlist:

  • Black Tape for a Blue Girl – Again to Drift
  • Dead Can Dance – Orbis de Ignis
  • Coil – Cardinal Points
  • Hands of Ruin – Neither Predator nor Prey
  • Lisa Gerrard – Nilleshna
  • Shinjuku Thief – The Witch Hunter
  • Arcana – Aeterna Doloris
  • Arvo Pärt – Lamentate IV. Pregando
  • Lisa Gerrard & Patrick Cassidy – Sailing to Byzantium

Listen to Mix 2012-02-16 – Dark ambient

A little dark ambient music has crept into a couple of my mixes so far, but here’s one devoted to that genre:

Tracklist:

  • Archon Satani – A Time of Ruin
  • In Slaughter Natives – Saducismus Triumphatus
  • Mortaur – Fields of Asphodel
  • Heid – Pilgrim Of The Sublunary World, part V
  • Meczûp – Kwaidan
  • Sephiroth – Helipolis
  • Sophia – Inner Turmoil
  • Desiderii Marginis – Still Life

Listen to Mix 2012-01-16 – Neo-classical

Another mix, this time covering neo-classical music, and in particular the darkwave neo-classical music that I love. It might be obvious that some of these bands have been a big influence on me.

Here’s the playlist:

  • Sect – Doom
  • Puissance – Love Incinerate
  • The Protagonist – The Puritan
  • Hands of Ruin – Untitled
  • The McCarricks – Letter From Nagoya
  • Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson & Sigur Rós – Yfirum (over the bend)
  • In the Nursery – Angelchrome
  • C17H19NO3 – Carrier of Shadows
  • Swartalf – The Shadow Gods

Listen to Musik eines neuen Volkes – a neofolk DJ set

I’ve put together another DJ set, this time of neofolk and (sort of) related music:

Here’s the playlist:

  • 00:00 – 07:56: Von Thronstahl – Ganz in Weiss und Ganz in Eisen
  • 07:56 – 11:01: Spiritual Front – Border
  • 11:01 – 16:00: Leonard Cohen – Avalanche
  • 16:00 – 19:58: Rome – Die Nelke
  • 19:58 – 24:03: Orplid – Später Tag
  • 24:03 – 27:31: TriORE – Let Us Meet in the Trenches
  • 27:31 – 32:47: Blood Axis – Wulf and Eadwacer
  • 32:47 – 39:04: Der Feuerkreiner – Die Erde und der Krieg
  • 39:04 – 42:07: Menace Ruine – Surface Vessel

Martial industrial and dark ambient mix

Here’s the second in what will likely be a small series of mixes, and may continue as I find that I enjoy the process of putting them together. This one is mostly martial industrial, with a bit of dark ambient thrown in at the end.

Here’s the playlist:

  • 00:00 – 04:00: Triarii – Neuropa
  • 04:00 – 09:57: In Slaughter Natives – Skin Sore Eyes (Final Structure)
  • 09:57 – 14:32: Wappenbund – Unser Blut
  • 14:32 – 19:28: Hands of Ruin – Untitled
  • 19:28 – 23:31: Rome – Wir Moorsoldaten
  • 23:31 – 28:42: Desiderii Marginis – Blackout
  • 28:42 – 32:12: Sophia – Sigilum Militum IV
  • 32:12 – 37:13: Phelios – Cloud Sector α