The eight album in a row and no end in sight: Multi instrumentalist Andreas Gross and his band have produced again an individually mixture of darkwave and gothic music with a bit of neoclassical tones. Their own trademark sound presents enormous spectrum of variety styles.”Grounds of ashes” will be released on October 12th.
On the album you’ll find 15 songs among one alternate mix and 4 live tracks. Each song has his own atmosphere together with unheard sounds with whom Andreas Gross presents their class again.
“Grounds Of Ashes” begins with the atmospheric “Vermillion”, a remake of the eponymous Slipknot single. The ballad “Shadows” shows us a romantic note, not least because of the emphatic female voice. “Breathing My Words” has some nice electropop sounds in it which makes the song very particular. ThorstenHeine of Herzinfarkt has produced a remix of “Litlih” with some more electronic beats and a wavy atmosphere through soundscapes. The additional live takes are in a superb quality and give the listeners pure tourfeeling at home.
With “Grounds Of Ashes” Andreas Gross present again a reference in dark music without any doubt. If you like Gothic or Darkwave music feel free to join the new album by Andreas Gross.
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Andreas Gross - Autumn Inventors
After last year's EP release "Stone Thrower" which was praised with excellent reviews and even awards, the seventh Andreas Gross album entitled "Autumn Inventors" will be released on May 13th.
Again, the band show a sure feeling for ambient Gothic Dark Wave which knows to satisfy by means of delicate melodies and the use of a variety of singing voices. In addition to the ten album songs, the first edition includes four bonus live tracks as well.
The new album will also be released as a limited Vinyl+CD Edition containing nine album songs (excluding "Burning" and the live tracks).
Furthermore, a special and strictly limited DVD release ("Obscure Seasons") will be available at about the same time containing all 19 video clips published up to now.
Andreas Gross - We Like Ghost Girls
The fifth album of the by now six-strong formation around mastermind Andreas Gross once again makes a compelling case for the fact that music in the wide range of Dark Wave, Gothic, Heavenly Voices and Electro Pop does not have to follow overproduced genre cliches at all.
“We Like Ghost Girls“ has a very unique and modern sound, especially due to the beautiful underwater siren chanting of singer Tabitha Anders, so that the album does not have to fear the head-to-head comparison with such well-known bands like Cocteau Twins, This Mortal Coil or the early Clan of Xymox.
Once more, the album tracks stand out due to elaborate melodies, complex arrangements and poetic lyrics unfolding their pure force by Tabitha’s vocals, real acoustic instruments, layers of strings, a rich guitar sound and organic electro sounds. Musical surrealism in search of more general answers.
Apart from two new mix versions based on the latest album ("Bloodkiss" and "Malfunction") which can also be found on the LP, the CD album includes four bonus tracks, i. a. with mix versions, that really show the compositions' potential in the Dark Gothic field ("Agnus Dei" - Place4Tears mix) as well as in the Dance Pop section ("Stone Thrower" - Wollersheim mix).
"We Like Ghost Girls" is mental cinema for everybody who likes ghost girls ...
We Like Ghost Girls (2009)
Und genaudasistmitdiesem Album gelungen: zeitlos, schön, düster, teilweiseschaurig, aberabsoluttiefgründig - egalobein, zehnoderhundertJahre, dasistMusik, die die Zeitüberdauernkönnte. (Necroweb.de)
PerfekterSchmuse-Wavefür die anstehendekalteJahreszeit, dersicherauch Fans jenseitsderSzene-Grenzenfindendürfte. (Terrorverlag.de)
We Like Ghost Girls lässtsich gut und gernealseinederÜberraschungen des Jahres 2009 bezeichnen, dennsovielSchönheitfindetsichgegenwärtigselten in diesem Genre. (Alternativmusik.de)
Das FAZIT: kannkurzausfallen – „We Like Ghost Girls“ isteinfachschön. TraumhafteSpaziergängevoller hallender „Heavenly Voices“ und dunklerWellen, die sichzueinemkohärentenGanzenverbinden und stilsicher Bombast und Pathos vermeiden. (Musikreviews.de)
Wer nun Lust bekommen hat, in die Welt von Andreas Gross einzutauchen, wirdeineschöne CD entdecken, die zwareherzumverträumtenRotweintrinken an kaltenHerbsttagendennzumTanzentaugt, aberkeinesfallslangweilt. (Rocktimes.de)
"We Like Ghost Girls" istein Album für die Sinnegeworden, dassoundtechnischwirklicheindrucksvollproduziertwurde und aufgrund des tollenZusammenspielsderInstumentezur Not auchohneGesangauskommenkönnte. (HookedOnMusic.de)
Andreas Gross - Hail To The Employee
"Hail To The Employee" is the fourth album by Andreas Gross in four years and he still invents his own musical universe. Miles away from any trend in the pop, wave or gothic scene the songs on the album are fragile wave/pop compositions with an individual magic touch. And this certain magic gets even stronger when you hear Tabita Anders' unique voice.
"Hail To The Employee" has gone through a lot of progress compared to its predecessors, but Andreas Gross still finds the right balance between heavily melancholic and dark gothic styles. Sometimes his music is even compared to early Clan of Xymox, This Mortal Coil or Breeders. And within all this progression the band still sounds fresh and pleasantly innocent without sticking too much to the usual wave-gothic cliches.
Once again, "Hail To The Employee" contains two cover versions like on all the albums before. This time Andreas Gross delivers a brilliant version of Birthday Party's song "To Die For". The other one is a remix of the AKANOID classic "Under The Line".
The songs have a very strong visual potential which can be seen in the many video clips the band has produced for this and for the previous albums. Andreas Gross already made three videos for this album - "Hopeful Despair", "Bloddkiss" and "Malfunction". They can be seen on MySpace and on YouTube. Andreas Gross is planning to release a special DVD-edition of all their video clips.
"Hail To The Employee" is also available as a limited white vinyl collectors edition.