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Solitary Experiments (DE)

Solitary Experiments formed in 1994 as a collaboration between Dennis Schober and Michael Thieleman, who had briefly collaborated before as 'Plague'. The following years saw occasional live shows and the release of a couple of demo tapes before the song 'God, Where Are You?' from the 'New Violent Breed' compilation in 1999, which would become a hit in their native Germany as well as Holland and the USA. Their debut album 'Final Approach' was released on Machinery later that year.

A couple of high-profile festival performances in 2000 (including a slot at that years chaotic Wave-Gotik-Treffen) preceeded their second album 'Paradox' in 2001, with their first performances in the USA later that year. The 2002 remix collection 'Fin...

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Grendel (NL)

There is more than one artist with this name:

1) Grendel is a harsh ebm artist from Netherlands. They started out in 1997 under a different name, but due to the band splitting up the name was changed into the current one. VLRK continued under the name Grendel, which originates from a character from the old Anglo-Saxon tale 'Beowulf'.

In 2000 Grendel's first promo CD was released which included the Dutch dance floor hit 'Strangers'. Within a very short period of time the promo was being played at many locations throughout the Netherlands and internationally.

To follow this up, the "End of Ages EP" was released in 2002 and marked new territory for Grendel with tracks such as the international hit title-tra...

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Ashbury Heights

"Ashbury Heights" is a synthpop duo from Sweden consisting of the dynamic singer/producer/songwriter team of Anders Hagström and Tea F. Thimé.

Originally, the duo consisted of Anders Hagström and Yasmine Uhlin. However, she announced her surprise departure from the band in Hamburg at the last concert of the Out Of line festival tour 2008.

Anders and Yazmine met in November 2005 and, upon discovering that they shared the same musical vision, decided to form a band. Their collaboration soon came to fruition with the release of a 9 track demo entitled "Angora Overdrive" after a very intensive month in the studio.

The second four track demo, "Parliament of Rooks", which was finished in February 2006, had a mo...

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Das Ich (DE)

After many musical experiments, Stefan Ackermann (voices and lyrics) and Bruno Kramm (instruments, music) decided to form Das Ich in 1989.

* In 1989, the band released the demo CD "Satanische Verse" and after another year their debut album "Die Propheten" on Bruno Kramm's own label, Danse Macabre.

Das Ich skillfully mixed electronic, symphonic and early industrial elements into an explosive cocktail unprecedented in the often cliche ridden German music culture. Das Ich established itself with a fixed position in the scene and became the very epitome of experimental and electronic music.

They are celebrated as the starting spark of a new genre of post wave, post Kraftwerk, post Neubauten era, and success...

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Vanguard

Wolfgang Flür (DE)

Wolfgang Flür was born on 17 July 1947 in Frankfurt, Germany. Between 1973 and 1987 Flür, along with Karl Bartos, was an electronic percussionist in the electronic music quartet known as Kraftwerk, along with the founding members Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider.
In 1996, Flür founded Yamo, which released an album Time Pie, a collaboration with Mouse on Mars.

Flür wrote an autobiography, published in the year 2000, called Ich war ein Roboter (English version: I Was a Robot)

Recently, Flür has been seen DJ'ing in clubs, playing tech house and electro. He has also accompanied the German synthpop duo Dyko, in live shows as an electronic percussionist, and on a single released in 2009. As of 2011, Flür has gone un...

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