INTERVIEWED by Side-Line
★ « …Granchaos again selected a fine list of bands… » ★
Cover Verso Grandchaos Tempest
« Background/Info: Belgian based artist Cheleskov Ivanovitch is back on track with a new album full of remixes. Devoted to minimal EBM carried by analogue sound, Grandchaos became a reference in the vintage- and minimal EBM style. The third and so far last album “We Suffer When The World Changes” was released in 2014, and still serves as a source of inspiration to get new remixes.
Content: “Tempest” features 12 remixes plus one new version of “Memories In Poison”. Granchaos again selected a fine list of bands to remix 6 songs from the last album plus one cut (cf. “Ressurection”) that was originally released on the second album “Rumours Of My Life”.
There’s a cool diversity between truly minimal-EBM songs in the vein of the original edits and more personal remixes with some extra ‘dance’ elements on top or techno grooves, and also more ‘classical’ EBM and even experimental cuts. Among the remixes you’ll find bands such as Di*ove, Electro Synthetic Rebellion, Signal Aout 42, kFactor, Bak XIII, 8khz Mono, Akalotz and a few less familiar names such as Fatal Aim, Mechaload, Krawallchuck and Big Toxic.
+ + + : There’s an interesting diversity between the remixes, but especially 2 songs emerge from this remix-orgy. ESR did an impressive and pure minimal-minded work remixing “Man On Fire” while Signal Aout 42 transformed “The Tempest” into a kind of free-electro-dance and body-driven version. I expected Akalotz to transform “The Tempest” into a pure old-school EBM cut, but they still held onto the minimal format of the song achieving a cool remix. The so-called “Storm Cloud Version” of “Memories I A Poison” is another noticeable song that will please the lovers of Grandchaos.<
– – – : I know Chesleskov Ivanovitch is simply fond of remixes, but I get the impression he’s a bit abusing from this recipe. After having released the EP’s “Days” and “Memories”, which already were into remixes, he moves on with the same formula. I should say it’s time now for new stuff!
Conclusion: DJ’s will for sure get some new potential dancefloor killers on “Tempest”, which I especially like for its variety and nice cocktail of interesting bands.
Best songs: “The Tempest – Signal Aout 42 Remix”, “Man On Fire – Electro Synthetic Rebellion Remix”, “Memories Is A Poison – Storm Cloud Version”, “The Tempest – Akalotz Remix”, “Tell Me You Love Me – Di*ove Remix”.
★ ‘I Don’t Find Digital Synths Appealing At All’ ★
« Tcheleskov Ivanovitch is already into music since the late 80s. He together with his brother set up the Belgian project Ivanovitch Dans L’Ombre, but gained more recognition during the past few years with his Grandchaos project. Several productions have been released on labels like Urgence Disk Records and EK Product and are pure lust for lovers of good-old vintage and minimal electronics. More recently Tcheleskov Ivanovitch together with Jacky Meurisse (Signal Aout 42) set up a common project Grand((Ø))Signal, which is another minimal electronic experience… »
★ GRANDCHAOS : « Tempest » (Digipak) ★
Label : EKProduct Italy – Ref.: EKPCD049
Grandchaos » Tempest «
Grandchaos, aka Tcheleskov Ivanovitch, will drag you into his sonic universe to share with you the greatness of this new album entitled « Tempest », a release strongly focused on Electro / oldschool – newschool EBM modulations. Perturbed, energetic musicality, characterized by geometric drum-beats, symmetrical sequenced fluctuations, short sections of processed vocals and by rational flows of synth. Futurism and rearguard they meet in thirteen tracks prospectively advanced that will go crazy the people of alternative clubs. The formulations of the new full-length « Tempest » are reinterpretations of the classic Electronic Body Music schemes: the solo-project Grandchaos analyzes their structures, dissecting them and reassembling them through continuous experimentations, until to achieve a perfect balance between dynamic dance-sounds and pleasure of listening, touching at the same time avant-gardism and retrospective. Place you proudly this fundamental element in your collection and let it will inject all its power in your eardrums.
★ GRANDCHAOS : « The Things Change Remixes » (CD) ★
Label : Urgence Disk Records – Ref.: KAB164
This CD contains the tracks of « The World Changes Remixes » (Vinyl) and is strictly limited to 100 copies.
This CD is black recto/verso.
This release is available with badge, photo and flyer (printed recto/verso) signed and numbered from 0 to 100.
★ GRANDCHAOS + SIGNAL AOUT 42 = GRAND((Ø))SIGNAL ★
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New album on Unknown Pleasures Records
GRANDCHAOS ★ « Days » (Vinyl) ★ « Memories » (Vinyl) ★ « Days+Memories » (Black CD) ★
The Belgian minimal EBM project Grandchaos announces two newest vinyls in July via Urgence Disk Records. They are the follow-up to the “We Suffer When The World Changes” album and contain some tracks remixed by an international group of musicians, namely 2XNI, Franck Kartell, Nomenklatür, Azlack, Noamm, artiOm, Simon Carter and 14anger.
The two 12-inch singles will be strictly limited to 100 copies of each.
The first extended play called « Days » will be available in blue vinyl and the second called « Memories » in Orange. The first 50 people to order simultaneously the two releases will receive the « Days+Memories » CD and other goodies.
The « Days » extended play is released by Urgence Disk Records (Geneva) under the reference KAB149. You can now listen to the first track ep opener “The Day disappears » remixed by the German-Dutch 2XNI in the « Soundcloud » menu.
The « Memories » extended play is released by Urgence Disk Records (Geneva) under the reference KAB150.
You can also listen to the first track ep opener « Memories is a poison » remixed by the Greek Noamm in the « Soundcloud » menu.
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Ethan Fawkes « Break The Hope » ep 3 original trax + a Tek mix of « We Own Your Life » + remixes of Mario Ranieri, Adriano Canzian, SA42, Combat Voice, Demia E.Clash, Grandchaos, Anamorphosis, SFX Dj, Artiom, Dylan McBride, John Barsik, Dreadfool, Connor Noctambuss and Chip Verco out the 1rst october on I-Traxx Red Edition émoticône smile
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Urgence Disk Records proudly presents Grandchaos ‘The World Changes Remixes’ EP slated for a Summer 2015 release.
The strictly limited 12″ (200 red devil copies) will feature mouth-watering remixes by Millimetric (France), Equitant (USA), Orline (Mexico) and Tkuz (Mexico).
All songs have been mastered for vinyl and digital by Nicolas Risser at Kilohertz Studio in Strasbourg.
A1. Man On Fire (MILLIMETRIC REMIX)
A2. Tell Me You Love Me (EQUITANT REMIX)
B1. The Death Of You And Me (ORLINE REMIX)
B3. The Death Of You And Me (TKUZ REMIX)
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La scena EBM belga sta tornando sulla cresta dell’onda, non è affatto una novità. Il lavoro svolto, a suo tempo, dai pionieri della musica per i corpi, inutile fare nomi già ricordati fino allo sfinimento, continua a dare molti e variegati frutti, chi più chi meno. Si potrebbe dire, ormai senza esitazione, che siamo entrati (…)