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The Emotional Purging [2011]; or, How Valdyr Became T'Pau

April 2007 was a really good point in my life. My career was hopping, I was comfortable being single for the first time in my adult life, I was surrounded by good friends, and was living with my amazing roommate Corrie in our first condo in the DC metro. It was a time when I was able to sit down and not only examine my place in my own existence, but also make some commentary about things I saw around me in both my personal and professional lives. So, I wrote this.

Four years later, it's time to follow suit and assess where I am now - especially since I'm about to embark on the greatest adventure of my life.

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At first glance, this entry may not seem as up-beat or as peaceful as my last one did in 2007, but the one thing I really do want to communicate is my hope for the future. I'm about to marry the greatest man I've ever known, and embark on many new journeys in my career. There have been many times in my past where I thought I was living in the best years of my life - but now I know they're just about to begin. And I want to make sure I'm prepared to enjoy them as much as possible!
  • Current Music
    The Dark Clan - "Goals"
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as|of & Synthetic Minister sign to Radio-Active-Music; new albums out 3/15!

Radio-Active-Music.com is pleased to announce that Minneapolis-based as|of and Vancouver-based Synthetic Minister have joined the label roster, and will both be releasing their new albums on March 15th! Pre-orders for both are now online - get your copies while they last!



Artist: as|of
Title: as|of
Available March 15th, 2011
Price: $10.00
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Radio-Active-Music.com is pleased to release the debut album from as|of. As|of was created when three members of a Minneapolis-based synth-punk band decided to form a side project to allow them to play more live gigs. The new band would be harder and draw more heavily on the trio's love of industrial and electronic music. A few months later, as|of was born. The name is meant to embody the idea that the forces and conditions that affect a being 'as of' one moment in time can change drastically 'as of' the next.

As usual, this release is fully previewable on Last.fm. Pre-orders are being taken directly from the Radio-Active-Music.com website, and the release will be available from all of our online retailers shortly.



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Artist: Synthetic Minister
Title: Cult Following
Available March 15th, 2011
Price: $10.00
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Radio-Active-Music.com is also pleased to welcome industrial rock act Synthetic Minister from Vancouver, BC. After successfully releasing their own EP in 2006, the label is pleased to present the band's first full-length. If you were to describe the sound of Synthetic Minister, the best comparison would be NIN Pre-Fragile meets Skold. Blending together Industrial, Electronic Rock, and Glitch, the band's unique, dark and catchy songs have become favorites of the Vancouver club - and the electro-alternative - scene.

As usual, this release is fully previewable on Last.fm. Pre-orders are being taken directly from the Radio-Active-Music.com website, and the release will be available from all of our online retailers shortly.



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Want more? Radio-Active-Music.com is home to several dozen other bands, including 23RAINYDAYS, The Dark Clan, Hopeful Machines (side-project of Ego Likeness), Reaver, Third Realm, XUBERX, and many more! Check out our newly redesigned website for all of the great bands we offer: www.radio-active-music.com

Our releases are also available through retailers such as Amazon, CDBaby, COP International, FiXT, iTunes, Vampire Freaks, and many other stores!
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New Release: Oh So - "All I Ever Wanted"



Artist: Oh So
Title: All I Ever Wanted
Available February 15th, 2011
Price: $12.00
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Radio-Active-Music.com is pleased to present the full-length debut album from Oh So, a synth rock duo hailing from Charlottesville, VA. Featuring former members of the East Cost goth rock sensation In Tenebris, Oh So is reviving dark electro rock all over the Mid-Atlantic. All pre-orders will receive an email link to download the new album immediately*, as well as several demos never before released. On February 15th, we will also release a short EP featuring other exclusive tracks and remixes from the band. Be sure to hurry and order your copy now - this offer only applies to orders placed until the 15th at midnight EST!

As usual, this release is fully previewable on Last.fm. Pre-orders are being taken directly from the Radio-Active-Music.com website, and the release will be available from all of our online retailers shortly.

* Please allow up to 24 hours to receive your email confirmation with the download instructions. If you need your email confirmation sent to an address other than your PayPal address, please email radioactivemusic[at]gmail[dot]com and mention the email address used to order the album, and we will forward your download to your new email



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Want more? Radio-Active-Music.com is home to several dozen other bands, including 23RAINYDAYS, The Dark Clan, Hopeful Machines (side-project of Ego Likeness), Reaver, Third Realm, XUBERX, and many more! Check out our newly redesigned website for all of the great bands we offer: www.radio-active-music.com

Our releases are also available through retailers such as Amazon, CDBaby, COP International, FiXT, iTunes, Vampire Freaks, and many other stores!
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My Enemy Complete - new EP available 01.11.11



Artist: My Enemy Complete
Title: My Enemy Complete EP
Available January 11th, 2011
Price: $8.00
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My Enemy Complete is an alternative industrial rock act based in Washington DC, comprised of former members of bands such as 51 Peg and Chrysalis. Their dark and taunting melodies are easily comparable to hit acts such as A Perfect Circle and Filter. Their self-titled EP is a long-awaited follow-up to the band's debut single released last year.

As usual, this release is fully previewable on Last.fm. Pre-orders are being taken directly from the Radio-Active-Music.com website, and the release will be available from all of our online retailers shortly.



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Want more? Radio-Active-Music.com is home to several dozen other bands, including 23RAINYDAYS, The Dark Clan, Hopeful Machines (side-project of Ego Likeness), Reaver, Third Realm, XUBERX, and many more! Check out our newly redesigned website for all of the great bands we offer: www.radio-active-music.com

Our releases are also available through retailers such as Amazon, CDBaby, COP International, FiXT, iTunes, Vampire Freaks, and many other stores!
  • Current Mood
    chipper chipper
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[playlist vanity]

Because I like to remember everything...

My song choices for the impromptu mega tag-team basement NYE DJ set with DJ Gleek, DJ Rift, DJ Vlad, Digital Cowboy, and perhaps a few other people that I don't remember:

Reaver - Underman
Angels on Acid - Misery Loves Company
Everything Goes Cold - Don't Quit Your Day Job
Sensuous Enemy - Kali
Delica-M - Syren

That was one hell of a party...and probably the best New Years I've had in quite awhile!
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[continue]

Been awhile since I've posted a proper blog entry, so now that I'm sitting here at work for a few more hours before tonight's client arrives, I figured enough had happened over the last few months for a nice, good update.

The biggest news, of course, is that Rick proposed to me on Thursday. That's probably not a huge surprise to most of you since we've been talking about it for awhile, but we made it 'official' during our vacation to San Francisco this past week. (Though the ring is still being made - should have it by New Years'.)

All my life I've kinda waffled on whether or not I wanted to get married, or if I'd ever find someone I felt 100% comfortable with. I'm glad I've found it - Rick really is the best man I've ever known, and I can see myself spending the rest of my life with him. It's exciting - up until now I've had overall some really amazing years out on my own - college, moving around, running a business, working a lot of cool jobs, and making some great friends. For a time, I thought that the best years might be behind me...but now I know they're just beginning. :-)

My 'real life job' continues to go well. I will have been working here for a year this coming February, and it's been nice to have a stable position for so long. The label is doing well, too, in spite of a general slow-down in all things industrial. I'm still happy to be releasing some truly fabulous artists these days.

So, what's next? Most of it depends on Rick's career - he'll be graduating this May, so he's currently on the hunt for a post-doc. He's had a few leads so far, so with luck, we'll be moving on to the next chapter sometime this summer. The wedding will hopefully be around that time too, but a lot of that planning is on hold until we have a better idea of what's going to happen.

In the meantime, I'm planning on enjoying my last six months or so in the area - going to work hard, put out some more good music, and take advantage of the beach a little bit more. Not now, of course - it's like 30 degrees outside.
  • Current Music
    XUBERX - Imported Failure
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New Release: Sensuous Enemy - 'Parity' EP



Artist: Sensuous Enemy
Title: Parity
Available October 26th, 2010
Price: $10.00
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Sensuous Enemy is one of the newest signings to Radio-Active-Music, bringing a decidedly dark and voluptuous female-front darkwave element to the label. This extended EP features both brand new tracks from this up-and-coming Wisconsin act, along with a wide array of remixes of Sensuous Enemy's best-loved songs.

As usual, this release is fully previewable on Last.fm. Orders are being taken directly from the Radio-Active-Music.com website, and the release will be available on all of our online retailers shortly.

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Want more? Radio-Active-Music.com is home to several dozen other bands, including 23RAINYDAYS, The Dark Clan, Hopeful Machines (side-project of Ego Likeness), Reaver, Third Realm, XUBERX, and many more! Check out our newly redesigned website for all of the great bands we offer: www.radio-active-music.com

Our releases are also available through retailers such as Amazon, CDBaby, COP International, FiXT, iTunes, Vampire Freaks, and many other stores!
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Delica-m - 'driftbetween' EP - now available!



Artist: Delica-m
Title: driftbetween
Available September 7th, 2010
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The latest EP from Canadian electro act Delica-m is now available for from Radio-Active-Music.com. Delica-m's blend of electronic, synthpop, and gothic tones are perfect for both the dancefloor as well as those long drives to nowhere. Radio-Active-Music.com is pleased to be offering the EP version of the release; an extended edition will be available soon in Europe via Danse Macabre Records!

As usual, this release is fully previewable on Last.fm. Orders are being taken directly from the Radio-Active-Music.com website, and the release is also available from many of our online retailers already.



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Want more? Radio-Active-Music.com is home to several dozen other bands, including 23RAINYDAYS, The Dark Clan, Hopeful Machines (side-project of Ego Likeness), Reaver, Third Realm, XUBERX, and many more! Check out our newly redesigned website for all of the great bands we offer: www.radio-active-music.com

Our releases are also available through retailers such as Amazon, CDBaby, COP International, FiXT, iTunes, Vampire Freaks, and many other stores!

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In addition to our label artists, we are also pleased to carry many great unsigned and independent artists & labels in the genre on our webstore. Recent additions to our webstore include recent releases from Angels on Acid, Ego Likeness, Red This Ever, Sensuous Enemy, Val Cain, Voice of Vision, and White Shadow.