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Musician Tom Shear [Assemblage 23, Nerve Filter, Surveillance] and vocalist Mari Kattman [Day Twelve, Mari and the Ghost, Mari Kattman] are no strangers to collaboration, having worked together several times over the past five years. So it seemed to be a natural conclusion that the duo embark on a project all their own. The result is Helix – a genre-defying sonic tapestry mixing electronics and organic elements with Kattman’s haunting vocal harmonies. Elements of trip-hop, dub, dream pop, synth-pop, and lofi combine into a mélange of seductive beats, found sounds, eerie textures, and distant melodies cutting through the fog like a distant lighthouse. Beats for sleepwalkers and insomniacs. Cinema for your ears at 2 AM.
Get every in-print Assemblage 23 and Assemblage 23- side project CD, all three stickers, and the shirt of your choice. Albums included are: Assemblage 23 "Early Rare and Unreleased Vol. 2", Assemblage 23 "Contempt", Assemblage 23 "Failure", Assemblage 23 "Defiance", Assemblage 23 "Storm", Assemblage 23 "Meta", Assemblage 23 "Compass", Assemblage 23 "Bruise". Assemblage 23 "Endure [regular edition]", nerve.filter "Non-Linear", and Surveillance "Oceania". Also features a much lower shipping price than if you ordered the items individually to save any more!
Introducing the 8th studio album from Assemblage 23, "Endure". The regular edition features 10 tracks of punchy, dynamic tracks destined for dance floors. With everything from the kinetic EBM of "Salt the Earth" to the emotional synth-pop of "Call the Dawn", there's something for every fan of haunting melodies, driving rhythms, and somber vocals.
Assemblage 23's sophomore release featured a more polished, club-oriented sound and is considered a classic of the genre by many fans. An extremely emotionally-charged album exploring themes of loss and re-gathering the pieces of a shattered life. Includes the hits "Disappoint", "Naked", "I am the Rain";.
Often cited as a fan favorite, "Storm" takes the accessible sound of Assemblage 23 to new levels of complexity and depth. 10 tracks brimming with energy and aimed squarely at the dance floor. Includes the hits "Let the Wind Erase Me", "Ground", and the chilling "30k ft".
"Meta" represents a further evolution of Assemblage 23's unmistakable style finding the band experimenting with different influences and vocal techniques. The darker tone of the album is matched with a more philosophical and political tone to the literate, though-provoking lyrics the band is known for. Includes the hits "Binary", "Damaged", "Madman's Dream".
Assemblage 23's sixth album sees a startling transformation as the band introduces new influences such as electrohouse and post-punk into the blend of EBM and edgy synth-pop fans have come to know well. Featuring some of the best vocals and lyrics the band has done so far, Compass is sure to be a hit with fans as well as those who are just discovering the band. Includes the hits "Spark", "Smoke", and "The Cruelest Year".
Assemblage 23's latest album, "Bruise"; shows the band sounding refreshed with an increased emphasis on melodies. An extremely varied release with influences from synth-pop, EBM, post-punk, and electronic dance music. Features the tracks &";The Last Mistake", "The Noise Inside My Head", and "Other Side of the Wall".
After the phenomenal success of the first volume, fans clamored for more, so in early 2009, 23db Records unleashed a second volume of early tracks spanning the time period from 1988 to 1998. An essential purchase for any fan curious to hear the origins of Assemblage 23. Includes extensive liner notes detailing the stories behind the songs.
Stunning debut album from Assemblage 23 side-project. 10 instrumental tracks of cutting edge beats, twisted synths, sinister atmospheres, and complex programming. Stepping outside the realm of 4 on the floor beats, this wildly varied album will surprise critics and fans alike.
The critically acclaimed debut of the brand new Assemblage 23 side-project "Surveillance". Features a harder-edger, grittier sound than Assemblage 23 with a heavy dose of EBM influence.
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Introducing DUNE Spiceflow, the latest release from Waveformless-Soundware. Consisting of 128 brand new presets for Synapse Audio's DUNE synth. Packed with musically useful sounds perfect for electrohouse, trance, dubstep, EBM and more. Thundering basses, scorching leads, widescreen pads, evolving arps, wavetable and wave sequenced sounds, useful effects, punchy drums - this is a soundset that covers all the bases for electronic musicians looking for inspiring new sounds. Includes full documentation, and 128 sounds both as a bank ('fxb format) and as single sounds (.fxp format)
In the below demos, all sounds (including drums) are coming from DUNE Spiceflow. No external effects were used aside from some mastering of the whole track.
Waveformless Soundware is proud to announce our third product: Encompass for Spectrasonics Omnisphere. True to its name, Encompass covers a wide range of sonic territory from convincing vintage and eighties synths, to punchy synth basses, to cinematic pads, to warped textures, to pulsing gates, to soaring arps, and even electronic drums. A common complaint we hear about the presets that ship with Omnisphere is that a lot of them sound amazing, but are hard to actually use in a full arrangement. Encompass was programmed with this in mind, aiming to provide sounds you'll actually want to use in your songs. And speaking of programming, the mod wheel modulates something on every patch allowing you to transform the sounds as you play. 128 sounds in all again available for the amazing price of only $9.99!
In the demos below, everything you hear is coming from Waveformless Omnisphere Encompass, even the drums. All effects are coming from Omnisphere with only some mastering effects on the full mix.
Please note that you must own a copy of Omnisphere t make use of these sounds.
Waveformless Soundware is thrilled to announce our latest sound-set, this one foru-he's formidable DIVA synth. DIVA has received accolades left and right for her uncanny ability to produce incredibly-convincing vintage synth emulations. With that in mind, DIVA Prima is aimed at feeding your synth with the expressive, useful sounds she craves. (Is it weird I'm referring to a synth as a she? Screw it, I'm rolling with it...)
DIVA Prima is a testiment to the flexibilty of u-he's creation. Chunky Minimoog basses, Kraftwerkian synth percussion and drums, raspy mono-leads, lush Solina-like synth strings, massive, Jupiter-esque pads, delicate, glassy plucks, and even digital, FM-type sounds. On top of that, we've included some sound-alike patches. Need the resonant synth sound from Yaz's "Only You"? We've got it here. Need the famous Yamaha TX81Z "Latelybass" preset? We've got a pretty convincing version of that, too. Gary Numan-esque strings? Gotcha covered. But we don't stop there. Amidst all of the beautiful sounds are their ugly cousins, using crossmod, filter FM, and other unusual techniques to give you startlingly original and edgy sounds sure to stand out in a mix.
As per our usual standard, sounds are deeply programmed with almost all of them having a modulation or two mapped to them for even more expressive playing. Oh, and in addition to the 128 awesome sounds you already get? We threw in an extra "INIT" type patch for free to act as a starting point for your own sonic creations. So what have you got to lose? Only $9.99 for 128 awesome sounds?
Audio demos: everything you hear is coming straight out of DIVA, using only the internal effects. Some light mastering effects added to entire file.
Please note you must own a copy of u-he's DIVA synth to make use of these sounds.
Brand new from Waveformless Soundware is the SEM-V Expanse soundset for Arturia's awesome Oberheim SEM-V soft synth! 128 brand new patches that skirt the line between total retro and futuristic sounds. All the expected types of sounds are here - punchy basses, searing leads, warm pads, intricate arps - but we don't stop there! We take the SEM-V beyond the expected and deliver unusual sounds... a metallic koto, modular-type synth sounds, a piano. This is a soundset that truly takes the SEM-V into new territories!
In the demos below, everything is coming straight out of SEM-V using only the internal effects. Only the drum sounds are not coming from SEM-V (except for Endless Rain where SEM-V provides the drums). Mastering effects applied to final output.
Please note that you must own a copy of Arturia's SEM-V in order to make use of these sounds.
Starting out as a well-respected creator of freeware plug-in effects and instruments for Mac and PC, Togu Audio Line decided to try their hand at a commercial synth. Their first commercial release was TAL U-NO-LX, an impressively spot-on emulation of the venerable Roland Juno-60. Although a relatively simple synth by modern standards, the Juno-60 was surprisingly versatile and can be heard on countless records from the 80's and beyond. Waveformless Soundware's latest release tackles the TAL U-NO-LX with 128 brand spanking new patches pushing the synth to its limits. The Juno's famously chunky basses, fat leads, lush synth strings and pads, and quirky synths are all here in abundance, while other patches have a more modern, current touch pushing the U-NO-LX into new territory. Sounds perfect for classic house, techno, synth-pop, outrun electro, and any style that needs a touch of the 80's or just a bunch of extremely useful, workhorse synth sounds. If you're looking for the final word in patches for U-NO-LX, look no further.
[Requires version 2.50 of TAL U-NO-LX]
Because TAL U-NO-LX has no built-in effects aside from the killer chorus, some light reverb courtesy of Valhalla's amazing Vintage Verb reverb, and delay from Logic's built-on Delay plug are used as a bus effect in spots. The entire mix also has some light limiting courtesy of Fabfilter's Pro L Limiter.
Please note that you must own a copy of TAL's UN-O-LX2 in order to make use of these sounds.
DIGITAL 23db RECORDS RELEASES
23db Records is the indie record label run by Assemblage 23's Tom Shear
Early, Rare, and Unreleased [1988-1998] Volume One
The first in a two-part series that compiles tracks from before Assemblage 23's debut album in the period from 1988-1996. A great peak at the very early sound of the band.
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Mortuary  3:260:00 / 3:26
Anger  3:360:00 / 3:36
0:00 / 8:16
0:00 / 4:14
Ambush  3:440:00 / 3:44
Soma  3:330:00 / 3:33
0:00 / 2:45
0:00 / 4:12
0:00 / 4:54
My Burden  2:330:00 / 2:33
0:00 / 4:08
Void  4:380:00 / 4:38
Requiem  2:100:00 / 2:10
Early, Rare, and Unreleased [1988-1998] Volume Two
The second volume of tracks collected from the ten years preceding Assemblage 23's first album. A rare look at the infancy of a band before the world knew them.
Eschatology  1:470:00 / 1:47
0:00 / 4:56
Graverobber  5:150:00 / 5:15
Black Day  4:260:00 / 4:26
Relationshit  4:200:00 / 4:20
Untitled  4:500:00 / 4:50
0:00 / 0:54
0:00 / 3:50
Alone  4:030:00 / 4:03
Love My Way  5:470:00 / 5:47
Psychotic  4:290:00 / 4:29
Pain  2:070:00 / 2:07
The debut album of this new Assemblage 23 side project. Features a darker, harder, more EBM-focused sound with themes of dystopian futures and dischord.
The companion remix album to the Assemblage 23 side project Surveillance's debut album. Contains remixes by artists like Velvet Acid Christ, Aesthetic Perfcection, and Rotersand.