44 is proud to announce a new series of various artist compilations.
The Sector Series will bring together the best in emerging and
established electronic music.
Sector One: Volume 1
Release Date: June 2006
Bands: If you're interested in appearing on Sector 2, drop
us a line.
Audio samples for each song will be available soon.
Line-Up: Sector One
Girls (United Kindom) - There's A Radio Playing
In My Head
The Alphabet girls are a London-based female duo that play
'80s influenced electronic pop music. They have been featured
on 'Electroculture' CD Volume One in the U.S.A. and on 'Project
Electra' CD Volume #3 in Japan. Their first full-length CD
'Beatnik Europa' has just been released by KMA/Section 44.
The girls have played many of the London electro clubs and
have done supports with Client and the industrial band Sheep
on Drugs. Pick-up their album in our webshop. Expect a single
of "I Love Sushi" in Fall, 2006.
(Canada) - comPassion
Initially a springboard of musical doodles for Peter Godziszewski
(electronics and lyrics), atomzero has evolved as a duo with
Gord Clement (electronics, lyrics and vocals).
Their collaborative efforts are yielding a mix of electronic
sub genres combining
ebm with synthpop.
Pop (Argentina) - Cool In Japan
Canal Pop is an electropop duo from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Emiliano Canal, keyboards and production, and Gaby Laguzzi,
voices. The band specializes in recording catchy electropop
songs with somehow ironic lyrics, all sung by Gaby's powerful
voice with dozens of overdubs. The band is currently finishing
their debut album,
"Welcome To The Dream".
Theory (USA) - Behind the Rhine (Intuition's
Alternative Radio Edit)
Color Theory is the musical alter ego of Huntington Beach
singer-keyboardist-songwriter Brian Hazard. Hazard creates
piano-driven electronic pop with a romantic soul, combining
the emotional intensity of Tori Amos with a spacious backdrop
of luscious synths and dance floor beats to create a distinctly
modern brand of pop sophistication. The new sixth CD, Color
Theory presents Depeche Mode, is a one-man tribute to Depeche
Mode. The album reinvents eleven of their most underappreciated
songs, and also includes the track "Ponytail Girl",
the Color Theory original that was mistakenly thought as a
Depeche Mode track.
(Denmark) - Teach Me
In May 2003 the danish futurepop act deZeption saw the first
light of day. The intention was to create a positive and inspiring
sound with deep, meaningful and often very ambiguous lyrics.
So is deZeption what it appears to be? Or is there something
more to it? Is deZeption deception? Or can more be heard between
the lines? Obviously this is up to the listener to decide,
but it certainly is the band’s clear intention to move
the audience. The lyrics and the energy put into the music
and the sound can be very deceptive. With lyrics based on
a dualistic and melancholic view of life one might wonder:
Maybe there is something more to it? Maybe you can change
something with positive vibes? Or maybe it’s all one
to Infinity (United Kindom) - Say You'll
Eight to Infinity is an adventure in modern music. An experimental
clash of pop, electronics and post pop-culture observation.
Eight to Infinity formed in 2002 with classical performance
graduate Alistair Thomson and programming/electronics graduate
Arron Clague pooling their talents to create a new sound in
electronic music. Joined the following year by Val Wallace,
sampling and production guru, and finally by vocalist/guitarist
Sophie Scott in 2004. The band is based in the Isle of Man
and in London. ETI's debut album "Aether" is available
in our webshop.
(USA) - Carte Blanche (People Theatre's Grand
Eloquent is Steven Cochran and Randall Erkelens. Eloquent's
debut album Future Pop was released in 2004. Modern synthpop
is the best way to describe Eloquent's sound. Influenced by
classic '80s synth soundscapes, Eloquent writes upbeat, dancefloor
songs with infectious melodies. Eloquent is currently in the
studio completing their second album. Release date is scheduled
for 2006.The original version of Carte Blanche is available
on 4x4, Volume 1 via Section 44's webshop.
State Human (Ireland) - Stars Shine Bright
Empire State Human formed in 1999 (current line-up: Aidan
Casserly , Lar Kiernan, Seán Barron & Warren Kiernan)
and ESH create contemporary song and instrumental based electronic
music, with a retro-electro edge. Their music is a combination
of analogue and digital synthesized sound, mixed with powerful
rhythms and overlaid with strong pop vocal melodies. This
track comes from their latest studio album "Cycles"
available in our webshop.
The Envy (Denmark) - Vision
Putting most of their efforts into songwriting, Fake The Envy
base their sound on traditionally catchy melodies with strong
vocals. Add to that, a bit of grit and harshness in the sounds
and production along with a spread of melancholic lyrics,
and you have... Fake The Envy.
(USA) - Double
"St. Louis' Glow is one of the regions strongest electronica
groups, with a small but dedicated international following.
With influences ranging from The Cure and Cocteau Twins to
Evanescence and Coldplay, Glow's strong melodies and beautiful,
emotive vocals help to make them a constant on electonica
online radio. Voted The RFT's Best Electronica Band of 2004,
Glow is currently promoting their new album, "The Years.".
Glow also contributed to Section 44's Fixx tribute covering"Stand
or Fall". One of the best tracks on the album.
Asps (USA) - Tragedy
Invisible Asps was conceived as a vehicle for exploring Aron
Beatty's resoundingly dark interest in bringing about a marriage
of sorts of alternative/industrial rock and Eastern influenced
music. The product of this musical bastardization has been
two full albums, inclusion on several compilations, collaborations
with other artists, and a dizzying array of remixes for other
bands. IA was started over 10 years ago and has gone through
many different styles of music during that time from dark,
hangly pop to industrial debauchery to soothing ambient electronica.
(USA) - Denial
Provision was formed in November of 2000 from the ashes of
former Industrial Dance/EBM acts - Underground Network Intelligence
(U-N-I) and Wraith. Self described as Electronic Dance with
an Edge, with 10 years of experience in former electronic
acts; Provision infuses Industrial
Dance & Synthpop. Provision signed with Section 44 in
2006. Pick-up their latest studio album "The Consequence"
in our webshop. 'Images' is an exclusive new track to this
Visionaries (USA/Sweden) - Choir of Angels
Royal Visionaries is a modern synthpop band consisting of
Patrik Sjöström (Sweden) and Steven Cochran (USA).
Their first CD release, Back to Yazoo, is a maxi-single featuring
original tracks plus remixes by eleven prominent electronic
artists from all over the world. Their cover versions of "The
Day Before You Came" by ABBA and "At Last"
by Boytronic are included on tribute albums from Flying Saucer
Records and Intrapop Records. They are currently in the studio,
hard at work on their debut full-length CD.
Projekt (USA/France) - Age Of Love (Interface2x
Let the new era began..... two people collaborating from opposite
ends of the earth. a sign of the times, perhaps? creating
songs about love. using metaphors of satellites and new technology.catchy.
experimental. words that make you feel something. idealistic.
dancable. radio and dj friendly. offering hope where there
is complete despair. simple. beautiful. pure. intelligent.
thought provoking. music for the human race. made for you
to sing along.
(USA) - No Dancing Allowed (Radio Edit)
Storybox is the poptronic music outlet for Agent D (a.k.a.
Dave Montana). Many have asked why the name change. The answer
is complex.The new musical direction in which Agent D of Storybox
is headed is far different from the releases under Dave Montana
and will once and for all clear any doubts and misconceptions.
Storybox's CD "No Dancing Allowed" is scheduled
for release in 2006.
(Germany) - Liar
Mixing cold electronic sound elements with emotionally driven
harmonies, technoir creates deep and honest songs about desire,
failure, lust, and hope. Signed to Alfa Matrix.
Vocals: Julia Beyer
Technoir production / compositions: Steffen Gehring
(USA) - Eyes Wide Open
Tristraum is Randall Erkelens, Krystyna Eller and Pierre Norman.
Their genre-crossing sound has synthpop, darkwave, and trance
influences. Shiver, their debut 10-track MCD, was released
in April, 2004. Shiver topped club play charts and is received
rave reviews. Their full-length album 'Gray' was released
in April, 2006. Their second single "First Embrace"
will be released in May, 2006 with three tracks and seven
remixes. See webshop for complete ordering information on
all Tristraum releases.
Vesel (USA) - Frozen World
Inspired by European dance sounds, seasoned with American
rock, David walks the grey space in between. Critical acclaim
continues to grow for David's music - simultaneously looking
bck fondly at '80s new wave and forward to modern electro.The
electronic community has been largely positive about David's
music as he makes his bid for electropop recognition. His
current album Your mileage My Vary can be ordered via his
Girl (Canada) - We Are The Ones
Zombie Girl is a Canadian born project, located in Edmonton,
Canada. The music can be described as electronic dancefloor
music, with elements of rock'n'roll and good old horror movie
themes, with a touch of humour. It is pumping, grooving and
tremendeaously lead by the sexy and captivating vocals of
Renee C. Komor. Renee is the voice, body and spirit behind
Zombie Girl. Her husband and partner Sebastian R. Komor (
Icon of coil ) is the zombiefied male behind
the music and most of the lyrics, is from Norway.