Sunday, 15 December 2013

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 "Idem"
Year:    1996
Country:    Germany
City:    Berlin
Label:    Hands Prod.
Format:    CD , LP
Tracks:    7
Time:    45 min.
Lyrical themes:    ecologism , pacifism
Genre:    electronic
Style:           Power Noise














There are not many bands that can claim to have a genre dominated. The duo winter cold is definitely one. The pioneer of Rhythm'N'Noise in 1994 left no doubt since its foundation in 1991 and at the latest with their first LP because of them something unusual is to be expected. This requirement is always become anew accessible Udo Wiesmann and Eric de Vries over the years. "First Album" is, as its name announces the re-release of the first self-titled LP "Cold Winter", which was then only spend a limited edition and now rarely changes hands. Who listens to the revised version of the album, which will be noted that the music has lost one iota of their power and aggression. The "First Album" is harsh and cool sound, backed by bombastic beats. Be it the drum thunder of "emission", the sawing, extremely sharp "Global Warming" or the high tones interspersed still gloomy "Atmosphere Vs CH4" Winterkälte always state uncompromisingly. Aggression pure. To let the album come into its own, nothing was changed next to the remastering and the artwork, that there are no bonus tracks over the original version. A sign that winter cold also still believe in their music from the past. And rightly so. (*NOTE = this review was written HERE ).
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 "Structures of destruction"
Year:    1997
Country:    Germany
City:    Berlin
Label:    Hands Prod.
Format:    CD , LP
Tracks:    10
Time:    63 min.
Lyrical themes:  ecologism , pacifism
Genre:    electronic
Style:           Power Noise














It's really difficult wath could be the best WINTERKÄLTE album, because all of them are very good, but this one entitled "Structures of destruction" has perhaps something different than the rest. The band continue with its typical abrassive power noise but to add elements which can to remind old industrial music, metal, junk and dirty noise. According to discogs they were 3 official releaases on CD, LP and Box format. All of them were made through label "Hands Productions", but the box one was on a limited edition to 300 copies and consist in a metal box with three vinyl EP's plus a T-shirt, which you can see just here below.
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"Drum'n'noise"
Year:    1999
Country:    Germany
City:    Berlin
Artist:    Udo Wiessmann & Eric de Vries.
Label:    Hands prod.
Format:    CD
Tracks:    7
Time:   50 min.
Lyrical themes:  ecologism , pacifism
Genre:   electronic
Style:             Power Noise















WINTERKÄLTE, members Eric de Vries, Udo Wiessmann. A complex architecture of hypnotic sounds and rhythms in steady turns. Pounding beats define WINTERKÄLTE’s unique style of abstract aggression, of which the main target is the whole central nervous system and all its neural connectors. Obliterating, generally pummelling non-stop rhythms melded with heavy electronics to result in a violent distorted and blurring circle of noise. Lace those stomper boots up tight and prepare yourself for the brutal rhythmic onslaught that is WINTERKÄLTEWINTERKÄLTE is an industrial, power noise and distorted beat project of Udo Wiessmann (founder of the record label "Hands Productions") and Eric de Vries. They specialize in environmentally themed powernoise with beat-driven distorted music. Winterkälte has six releases, among them three full lengths (Structures of Destruction, Drum ‘n Noise, and Disturbance) as well as three EPs (the vinyl only self-titled release and Progressive and Greenwar). The band's music is particularly noisy and rhythmic, it is one of the spearheads of the power noise or rythmic noise. Style WINTERKÄLTE generally remained in the same musical environment than Drum'n'Noise, although they have made ​​other more experimental attempts, longer and more epic on other albums, like Structures of Destruction and Disturbance. Most of the pieces are named WINTERKÄLTE a political, sometimes (if not always) an environmental or animal rights theme - in the case of "The Fate of the Sea" or "Nuclear Free North America".
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"Disturbance"
Year:    2004
Country:    Germany
City:    Berlin
Label:    Hands Prod.
Format:    CD , LP
Tracks:    10
Time:    70 min.
Lyrical themes:  ecologism , pacifism
Genre:    electronic
Style:           Power Noise


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