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News Letter v26.0
Happy Holidays to All!
As the year winds down I would like to take this moment to wish you all a Happy Holiday Season and a Prosperous 2005. It's has been a more than memorable 2004 and we feel we have made great strides and released some fantastic records. This final letter of 2004 features quite a bit of news, a recap of the year's releases and brief peak at what lies ahead in 2005. In addition to the news we are proud to announce that due to the overwhelming success we've decided to extend the Buy One Get One ½ sale until the end of the month. Thank You again for all the support in 2004 and we will see you in 2005!
WTII ARTIST'S ON MTV.
La Floa Maldita "Secrets and Dreams", Monstrum Sepsis "Painfully Obvious" and Stromkern "Dammerung" will all appear in an upcoming episode of the MTV show Made. A specific airdate has not been given but I will be sure to post it on our website as soon as it arrives. These songs appear on Salut Jacques, Doors + Windows EP and Dammerung im Traum respectively.
PTI @ SATURNALIA V.
For those of you in the Midwest, we would like to remind you that PTI will be performing at this years Saturnalia Festival. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Saturnalia is a yearly event put on by Scary Lady Sarah and American Gothic Productions. This year's event will be held on December 18th and will feature performances from PTI, Abney Park, Tragic Black and Oneiroid Psychosis. In addition to the bands there will be a vendor area (which we will be participating) plus a dance room with DJ's from across the globe. For more information and tickets visit AGP at www.americangothicprod.com
WTII ON iTUNES.
Just a reminder that you can find select WTII titles in the iTunes catalog. For your convenience we've collected all of the titles available, so for, created an iTunes playlist and linked it to the front page of our site. As new titles are added they will be added to the list. In addition to iTunes, here's a list of legal download sites that you can find WTII releases: DiscLogic, MusicMatch, Napster, BuyMusic, Rhapsody, AudioLunchbox, Lindows, Music4Cents, Etherstream, RuleRadio, EMEPE3, CatchMusic, Sony Connect, QTRnote, Puretracks, Viztas, NetMusic, MSN Music, Emusic, LoudEye, MusicNet, Mperia, On-line Promo, DigiPie and Bitmunk
Let the Downloads Begin
HOLIDAY BUY ONE GET ONE ½ PRICE ONLINE SALE. (EXTENDED UNTIL 12/30/04)
Buy any title from our online store at full price and get a second title (select titles only) for 1/2 price. The "Selected Titles" includes all of the WTII releases as well as a few other titles. This offer is for a limited time only so start your X-mas shopping early or stock up on you favorite. For your convenience I've included a direct link to the store page.
PTI, DJ? ACUCRACK AND DIE WARZAU.
Just announced, PTI will be performing with Die Warzau and DJ? Acucrack on Friday January 7th at the Metro in Chicago. This will be Die Warzau's first Chicago performance and only their second performance since 1995. Tickets now on sale at http://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/3
WRITE TO US FOR A FREE MAILORDER CATALOG.
The catalog is always growing and updated once a quarter.
Snail Mail: WTII Records
PO Box 13495
Chicago IL, 60613
COMING IN 2005.
WTII031 STROMKERN LIGHT IT UP JANUARY 2005
Coming in January 2005, Light it Up, the first new release from Stromkern since 2001s Armageddon. Following the 2004 North American reissues of Stromkern's first two releases, Flicker Like a Candle and Dammerung im Traum, Stromkern will once again return with a hard hitting synthetic whirlwind of electronic manipulations and modulations. With the release of Light it Up, Stromkern will become one of the new pioneers of the North American electro scene.
WTII032 STROMKERN NEW SINGLE (TBA)
WTII033 PTI EXHAUST EP SPRING 2005
The companion to and remix follow up to Blackout. This multi track album will feature at least one new track and several remixes of IDentify, Gone Silicon, Databass, Zero Hour and more. The final track list has yet to be decided but this will be a must have for fans of EBM and PTI. New PTI Blackout merchandise will appear in the online store later this month.
Plus new releases from: cut.rate.box Xenophobe, HMB The Metro EP, Monstrum Sepsis Inside and a few new names to be announced very soon.
2004 RELEASES RECAP. (in order of release)
WTII030 PTI BLACKOUT OUT NOW!
Arising from the newly resurgent Chicago Electro/EBM scene is the highly touted and youthful duo known as PTI. Sonically, PTI's diversity can be found in their delivery, blending melodic and aggressive vocals styles with heavy synth lines, driving beats and layers of intricate programming. Blackout features the tracks Gone Silicon, IDentify and Databass which are destined to be club hits, while Ivory Tower and Vacant showcase the more harmonious side of PTI. PTI's overall energy level and style can only be compared to the bands that once dominated the genre like Front242, Nitzer Ebb and other EBM artists.
WTII028 STROMKERN FLICKER LIKE A CANDLE (Reissue) OUT NOW!
This is the long awaited North American release of Stromkern's 1997 debut Flicker Like a Candle. This is the reissue of the Millennium Edition of Flicker Like a Candle which was actually re-released in Europe in 2002. This release includes all of the tracks found on the original Flicker Like a Candle plus an additional four tracks that were added for the 2002 release. Flicker Like a Candle features the international club hits Heretic and Mercy Seat which set the tone for the Stromkern of the future.
WTII027 VARIOUS ARTISTS RESURRECTION II OUT NOW!
This is Part II of our label compilations and showcases the talents of several of the artists under the WTII moniker. This 11 song compilation features new and exclusive tracks from HMB, cut.rate.box, Stromkern, Deceptio Mentis, Monstrum Sepsis and PTI as well as tracks from La Floa Maldita, Beborn Beton, State of the Union and Trigger10d. Overall this well rounded compilation is extremely club friendly and will leave you craving more.
WTII029 STROMKERN DAMMERUNG IM TRAUM (Reissue) OUT NOW!
After years of anticipation, we are proud to announce the domestic release of Stromkern's second album, Dammerung im Traum. Previously only available in Europe, this musical masterpiece was originally released in 1999. Dammerung im Traum features the club hit Im Traum which earned Stromkern some well deserved club attention and to this day is still one of the most played Stromkern songs. Other tracks of note from Dammerung im Traum are Avatar, Paradise and Fall like Rain. Dammerung im Traum is just another step toward what Stromkern has become today.
WTII026 STATE OF THE UNION TIMERUNNER OUT NOW!
Timerunner is the first single from State of the Union's highly anticipated album Inpendum, now in stores. With three versions of the title track, an instrumental intro, a remix of Children of the Night (from Black City Lights) and three power noise experiments, Timerunner the single plays more like an EP. Showcasing a more mature and developed State of the Union, Timerunner provides a glimpse of what lies ahead.
WTII025 MONSTRUM SEPSIS DOORS AND WINDOWS OUT NOW!
Doors & Windows is the companion EP and first single from Monstrum Sepsis' critically acclaimed full length, Deep Sea Creatures. Led by Rob Wentz and Paul Karlik, Monstrum Sepsis' unique blend of pulsing synthetics, erupting modulations and infectious rhythms have been modified and manipulated by the likes of Haujobb, Displacer, Android Lust, Mimetic, i,parasite and more. In addition to the remixes, Doors & Windows includes five previously unreleased tracks. Overall this eleven track EP plays more like a full length and comes in digipak format.
WTII024 TRIGGER10D BUT THE GIRLS THE SAME OUT NOW!
But the Girl's the Same is the highly anticipated remix album and accompanying release to Trigger10d's debut, The Difference is a Boy. This 10 track enhanced CD release will fulfill any palate whether it be with its high energy trance tracks or down tempo groove tracks. But the Girl's the Same contains one new track and 9 remixes and interpretations from Hungry Lucy, Chris Randall (SMG), Monstrum Sepsis, Terminal Bliss and more. As a bonus we've included the bands debut video for the song Most People Don't Forget.
WTII023 STATE OF THE UNION INPENDUM OUT NOW!
Inpendum the second full length album from State of the Union and the follow up to 2002s critically acclaimed Black City Lights. Picking up where its predecessor left off, Inpendum delivers 13 new tracks and musical interludes. From start to finish, Inpendum will captivate the listener with its hard driving synths, pounding beats and melodic undertones. Inpendum is the first look at the future of electro. Inpendum is a solid, well rounded release that will suit both the club goers and the casual listener.
WTII021 LA FLOA MALDITA SALUT JACQUES (CD/DVD RELEASE) OUT NOW!
Nearly 5 years in the making, the duo known as La Floa Maldita return with a unique release that will set a new precedent. This special 2 disc set features 11 new tracks on the CD and 8 full length videos and behind the scenes footage on the DVD. Salut Jacques is a brilliant combination of Rhea's swirling vocals mixed with Guido's layers upon layers of intellectual programming and guitars. Sung in both French and English, Salut Jacques features club friendly tracks such as Secrets and Dreams and Stay along with more sultry and seductive tracks like Liaison Fatale and Chanson d'Amour. Overall La Floa Maldita's return is a breath of fresh air and well worth the wait.
WTII UPCOMING EVENTS.
January 21st Elysium Austin
December 18th Saturnalia Chicago (w/Tragic Black, Oneiroid Psychosis and Abney Park)
www.americangothicprod.com for more info
January 7th Metro Chicago (w/Die Warzau and DJ? Acucrack)
PTI Release Parties
January 9th Sanctuary Vancouver BC
Coming Soon Trigger10d dates.
WTII RECORDS DISTRIBUTION NEWS.
(AVAILABLE IN THE ONLINE STORE.)
POSITRON! NEW RELEASES.
POSI016 S. STURGIS IN A HAZE OUT NOW!
After eight years and thirteen releases, Scott Sturgis (Pain Station, notime, converter) decided it was time to try something new, something novel, and yet still something undeniably Sturgis. The opportunity to do just that presented itself when he was invited to open for local friend's euphondisson at the Rendezvous in Seattle, WA on January 8th 2004. Featuring the six extraordinary tracks from this live performance, in a haze encompasses a cross-section of genres, with excursions into textural ambience, down tempo beats, dub-influenced fragments, tribal rhythms, spaced-out psychedelic hues and a touch of industrial flavor.
COMING SOON FROM POSITRON!
Chris Randall (Solo debut from Sister Machine Gun Front man and Founder) and Micronaut
PULSEBLACK NEW RELEASES
PX001 DIE WARZAU CONVENIENCE OUT NOW!
Produced in their own live studio, this is the first studio album released by Die Warzau since 1995's critically acclaimed Engine mixed styles and genres and cemented their reputation as electronic innovators to be imitated. At the same time both the most infectious and catchy record recorded by the seminal Chicago Industrial anti-pop band, Convenience is raw, noisy and aggressive. Christie's Production has never sounded more complex and listenable while Marcus' vocal range has grown to include a depth that has not been found on an industrial recording to date. The inclusion of Abel Garibaldi and Dan Evans into the core group has built a more powerful recording presence, demonstrated readily by Convenience's easy stylistic and technical maneuvers. While lyrically, the record is self-assured and fascinating from beginning to end, the party recording atmosphere of Engine has been met and bested. It's been nearly ten years and the wait has been well worth it.
ARR001 CHRIST ANALOGUE BITCRUSHER REMIXES OUT NOW!
Bitcrusher is the companion remixes to Christ Analogue's 2003 release Everyday is Distortion. This 15 track release contains two new tracks and remixes of Sore, Ana, So Brand New, Impure, A Slight Rage, Hemisphere and more. Remixer's for this release include: Chris Randall, PTI, Monstrum Sepsis, SMP, Penal Colony and more.
NEW ADDITIONS TO THE ONLINE STORE
Collide Chasing the Ghost
Collide Some Kind of Strange
Headscan Dead Silver Sky
WTII Distribution also carries releases from Precipice Recordings, ArtofFact, DSBP, Arts Industria, Advance Synergy, PulseBlack, Negative Gain, Sonic Mainline, Archetype Media, Terminal Bliss and many more. For more information on the available titles please write for a free catalog or visit the expanded section of the store page on the website.
For additional information on WTII Records or WTII Records Distribution be sure to check out our website at www.wtIIrecords.com or feel free to email us with your questions or comments at info@wtIIrecords.com
Thank You Again for your support in 2004 and we will see you in 2005!