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Alec Empire

The first album on the Eat Your Heart Out label is a brand new album from the inimitable Alec Empire. EYHO is at the fore-front of a new scene developing in Berlin and spreading worldwide. The only thing we can say is that whatever you have heard before or think to know about Alec, it’s only a small section of his musical arc. This album contains ten tracks of the finest electro-rock to start 2008 with a bang! (taken from press info)

Wow! Where did this come from?!

It's not very often that I make an impulse buy after listening to a few 30 second samples and end up really really enjoying an album as much as I did with this one. It only comes once or twice a year for me. Alec Empire has an amazingly new sound hat I hope to hear more of. Rock or electronic? It doesn't matter. It's really good!

Not bad, but...

I still like his older work. Not a bad album, though. This is definitely a good album to use to turn people on to Alec Empire. A little more mainstream than the rest, overall. By the way,where is the rest of Alec's albums? Where is the entire Atari Teenage Riot catalog? Where is Hanin Elias' or Nic Endo's solo albums? C'mon, iTunes!!!


Born: May 2, 1972 in Berlin, Germany

Genre: Electronic

Years Active: '90s, '00s

Founder of Berlin's Digital Hardcore Recordings, Alec Empire created some of the most musically diverse works of the 1990s, recording both as himself and with the trio Atari Teenage Riot. Empire was often identified with (and pigeonholed because of) his ATR productions -- lo-fi breakbeats played at the speed of thrash that simultaneously embraced the energy of punk, the uncompromising ferocity of industrial music, and the futurism of techno. On his solo albums, however, Empire ranged through isolationist...
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