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Kabarette Obscura update...

Things are making swift progress with the band. Now I have net access again.

Kabarette Obscura now has a Myspace page:

I also have my own Myspace page: so feel free to add me if you have one too.

The website has been updated with a remastered Cheap and Spiteful, and a couple of new tracks - Scorned and Disco Bitch - which are work in progresses. In the downloads section (and on Myspace) you can grab taster instrumental mp3s. They have no vocals on them as yet but have a listen anyway.

Scorned is a very operatic gothic-esque electro-track, complete with pipe organs, thunder and a breakbeat chorus.

Disco Bitch is a darker seedier electro in the style of Ultra era Depeche Mode.

We have a recording session on Friday, so hopefully more completed tracks will follow soon.

updates and ting

well i guess you peeps should be updated on stuff.

there have been no developments to the kabarette obscura website recently as divine's internet has been down. however, it has now returned, and our track "hubris" is available for download off the downloads section. give it a spin, in my opinion it's our best track so far. lyrics to all complete songs are also up on a seperate link on the downloads page, so we can expect you all to be singing along at our first gig!

now while im on the subject of first gigs, i seem to remember we envisioned live shows in "early 2006" when we first started up. we seem to have underestimated somewhat how long it would take for us to get a live set together - and we're about to start work on it very soon, so it shouldn't be too long now. we definitely have enough material, enough to fill an album with once it's all recorded, let alone a live set. so yeah, it won't be long.

that's all. enjoy the new mp3 :) and incase you forgot, Here's a link to the website


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Cock up!


Due to a mistake by the billing department of our webhost, which tried to charge $500 instead of $30 for our hosting, our website is down for the time being. Our hosts and I are working to restore normal service as soon as possible but their computer is being somewhat recalcitrant - hopefully this should be fixed soon.
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Guess it's time for an update.

The website has been revamped, with a new logo and a little new content. The reaction to the revised Cheap and Spiteful has been very positive. We've recorded vocals to another track now, so we will release that as our last mp3 from this album on the website at some point soon - if you want to hear the others you'll have to come and see us live, or buy the album ;) - If I can figure out a way to stream it I might organise that though...

Cheap and Spiteful rose up to number 43 in the Soundclick charts before falling back down again, which is very pleasing.

Work continues, so keep checking for updates...

Happy Halloween, everyone - and don't forget to put your clocks back tonight. An extra hour in bed can't be bad can it? ;)
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Update on Website, Soundclick etc

Hey everyone...

Following on from what zeibura_kathau said earlier, I have revamped the website a little, updated the news section, changed the font size and rewritten a few things on the About Us page... but, more substantially, I have added the new mix of Cheap and Spiteful for you to download. Bear in mind this mp3 is still using the Guide Vocals as Sammm has yet to record vocals for the new mix, so it may seem a little uneven in places but you should get the idea... You can choose which mix you would like to download - Minimalist or Album from the Downloads page.

A reminder for those who haven't yet seen the site:

More good news: Kabarette Obscura has broken the Top 100 on Soundclick in the Goth Rock subgenre (Best fit genre, not really perfect but close enough)! Considering we have been published there less than a month, and we are using a rough bedroom mix, I am pretty pleased with this... Can we reach the Top 50? Watch this space...

Go and check out our page: here!

You can vote if we are hot or not - beware, though, the mp3 streams from there slightly slower than it is meant to, as it is encoded at 48khz rather than 44.1khz as Soundclick expects - it makes for an interesting listen regardless.

Album art on Soundclick courtesy of FX80
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an update on what to expect, response to feedback etc.

*draws attention to self*

first of all, i would like to thank all of you for your comments on cheap and spiteful. we are pleased with what we've done, and the fact that others have enjoyed it (upto and including warren ellis!) BUT...

the catch is that there is nothing weimar era about it, and we are not experimental enough. therefore, you can expect a new version of the song to be up on the website soon-ish. we're getting back to work on it later this week. the levels (regarding vocals) will also be sorted. so, this is by no means the end of this song's development.

so in the coming weeks, expect a newer, better, weirder and more weimar era related version to go up onto the site, followed by more mp3's of other song's we've been producing. we will now be working harder on touching up our existing songs with true experimentalist passion, so our first live performance may be set back by longer than we initially thought. that time will definitely come, but "some things in life you have to wait for"...

*runs off singing own music*


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Free Music

As promised, our first mp3 is ready and available for your pleasure from the website. Just click the link below to download:

Cheap and Spiteful!

Feel free to spread around, copy, pass to friends etc - we want to be heard...

More should be available soon - will keep you informed through the usual channels...
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