Gothtober 2017 – 11th of October / Das Ich – Destillat (VNV Nation Remix)

Remixes! Versions! Goths! Count the number of Temple of Love versions. Count the remixes of Beloved. Go talk to your favourite DJ and ask them for their favourite remix track/club version/dance cut. This stuff is like fucking Pokémon for Goths! (And electroheads and a few other genre-nerds as well, I’m pretty damn sure.) There’s a … Continue reading

Gothtober 2017 – 10th of October / In Strict Confidence – Industrial Love (VNV Nation Remix)

After Wolfsheim and Deine Lakaien, why not continue the electronic slop I’ve found myself on? Yes. Yes I think I’ll do just that. It’s weird how the whole of Goth musical sub-culture has become such a wide umbrella for all those disperate styles. Goth Rock and Post-Punk and EBM and Industrial and Goth Metal and … Continue reading

Gothtober 2017 – 9th of October / Deine Lakaien – Kiss The Future

A song from 1999 dealing the 1980s and looking expectantly on to the coming of a new millennium, with the stated hope of having learned lessons well, even after having dome some bad decisions. With the hope of a new decade, century and millennium bringing new viewpoints and new strategies to cope with all the … Continue reading

Gothtober 2017 – 8th of October / Marilyn Manson – Saturnalia.

So. Hell. Will you look at that. A 2017 track that actively evokes 1982. Mores specifically, here’s Marilyn Manson doing a pretty decent musical Bauhaus séance. Because Saturnalia has all the markings of being a modern Bela Lugosi’s Dead. And some of the dirty guitar parts and other arrangements through the song (including a few … Continue reading

Gothtober 2017 – 7th of October / Wolfsheim – The Sparrows And The Nightingales.

This is s seminal song for the German Synthpop/Futurepop scene. Not only did it get major radio and TV play when it was new, it continues to be one of the few songs that’s not inside the mainstream but still gets regular play when you listen to the radio after 20:00. At least around here. … Continue reading