Album review: Alec Empire - 'Shivers'

Album review: Alec Empire - 'Shivers'

One of the pleasing side effects of the general awesomeness of The Big Pink and Patrick Wolf is the light both artists have shone on the often overlooked work of Berlin techno-punk overlord Alec Empire. With his former guitarist Robbie Furze’s...

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Alec Empire

Alec Empire

Berliner Alec Empire has been making brittle-nosed, uncompromising digital-thrash-disco for years. Highlight ‘New Man’ beckons Suicide-esque evil forces through a distorted speaker amid a mess of bluster-core beats. More thrilling torment from...

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Alec Empire

Alec Empire

Who’d have guessed that Alec Empire is a 35-year-old German? Bleeps, beeps and a monotone spoken word vocal are the order of the day here; in other words it’s Kraftwerk as imagined by Datarock in a wet dream. Yawn. But get this: Empire’s...

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Alec Empire  : Intelligence And Sacrifice

Alec Empire : Intelligence And Sacrifice

This is the definitive record that Alec Empire has threatened to make ever since he worked out that his nihilist punk rock work could be done rather well with machines. The man with the best bone structure in Armageddon has been talking...

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Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

For the first part of 1998, Alec Empire used to hang on the Berlin rockabilly scene. He'd just arrived back from an Atari Teenage Riot tour of the States - the one where he lacerated his arms - and couldn't stand anything to do with noise,...

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