The Border Crossing
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Pronoise — The Border Crossing
Release date : May. 15, 2015
Label : Surgical Knife Records (self-release label)
Tracklist:
  1. The Speed Of Dark
  2. Dangerous Games
  3. Rapture (They Won’t Care)
  4. Suzanne And The Sea Of Souls
  5. Evil Machine
  6. Malfunction
  7. Hunting 2015
  8. After The Rain
  9. Mil Pedazos

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9 tracks. 46:09 minutes. 100% created and released by Pronoise.

Vinyl LP: Professionally mastered for vinyl. Limited 320 copies edition. 140 gram vinyl. Printed bag (includes lyrics) and exclusive art not available in any other edition. Includes digital download and access to the Pronoise Forum.

CD: First edition of 500 copies in industrial quality (not by duplication). Slim jewel. Twofold cover (includes lyrics). Includes access to the Pronoise Forum.

Digital Download: Includes the 9 tracks in 320kbps .mp3, cover and back-cover in .jpg

Supported by more than 130 crowdfunders who reserved almost 100 vinyl units and about the same amount of CDs.

The theme of our latest record involves a double metaphor. It speaks of crossing borders in musical styles, but also about life as a long trip and the stages we go through: new projects, experiences, people you share the journey with, paths and crossroads, lifes that come together, love, death and decisions you take in each possible diversion.

We’ve chosen trains and railroads as a theme for design and music, since we think they reflect these ideas quite well.

Also old locomotives, rust, metal, steam, rivets, squeals… they all have a dark and at the same time industrial harmony. Train noises are also closely related to part of our sound, as they are metallic and industrial. It is an imagery where everything is related; lyrics, music and images form a whole with an intense emotional charge and a strong message.


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REVIEWS IN ENGLISH

Terra Relicta: "...As the album title suggest, you will cross the borders of murky sounding dark ambiances as well as danceable electronic tunes, which will carry you through a sea of atmospheric waves, with its liquid dynamic and smooth passages between the merging genres...." - Link

Peek-A-Boo-Magazine: "[Score: 85/100] “The Border Crossing” is definitely a new milestone and of the best stuff I’ve heard in the field of Dark Wave! " - Link

Brutal Resonance: "[Score: 8/10] ...the songs that come off this album can be absolutely jaw dropping... there is not one song on this album that I do not like, and for that I commend Pronoise; I can nitpick albums here and there and find one song or another to not like in one respect or another, but these guys have really crafted a damn fine album " - Link

Ave Noctum: "...All in all an interesting release that manages to remain uncompromising while at the same time just about avoiding the overly quirky stumbling blocks you might find in this type of music." - Link

Sonic Shocks: "...There’s a lesson in here about not giving up on your passions. It makes you wonder how many other lost bands there are out there who might find it worthwhile to dust off the instruments and give things a second shot, because it certainly worked out well here, giving us a strong album that mixes up old school goth, darkwave and EBM into something fresh that doesn’t just rely on nostalgia and paying homage to old bands..." - Link

REVIEWS IN SPANISH

Carlos Pérez de Ziriza: "...The Border Crossing, un estupendo tratado de música electrónica con guitarras eléctricas..." - Link

Dark Valencia: "...el álbum hace justicia a su título y concepto subyacente: un cruce de caminos entre la Electrónica alternativa y el Rock oscuro, en el que cada oyente encontrará referencias a grupos distintos, subyacentes bajo una fuerte impresión de originalidad..." - Link

Levante-EMV [NEO-La Cartelera por Eduardo Guillot]: "...ha valido la pena esperar por The Border Crossing (Surgical Knife Records), un CD del que se sentiría orgulloso el mismísimo Conny Plank. Sonido sintético heredero de la dark wave que tampoco elude algunas incursiones bailables y siempre es consciente del lugar en el que se sitúa, recuperando desde una óptica contemporánea el post-punk de tintes góticos (Sisters of Mercy) y la EBM." (Physical newspaper not online)

Las Provincias: "…desgranando un sonido que, sin devaneos, profundiza en esencias que combinan a la perfección el espíritu de la EBM con lo post-punk, lo gótico o lo industrial (su revisión y actualización de aquel Hunting). En resumidas cuentas, techno de alto voltaje, oscuras ambientaciones e intensas bases rítmicas, combinadas sabiamente con guitarras eléctricas en su justa medida." - Link

Alquimia Sonora: "…La locomotora antigua, oscura y cromada que protagoniza la portada es imparable, como las canciones que hacen de este trabajo un referente a nivel local tanto por la calidad y sutilidad de sus texturas, el misterio y melancolía que desprenden sus líneas melódicas y esa contundencia metálica, industrial, que impregna todo el disco. No es amable, no es pop, pero de alguna forma uno acaba sucumbiendo a sus encantos, como en un hechizo..." - Link

La Letra Capital: "...un sonido electrónico e industrial puro, así, sin más, reconocible y admirable ... me han encantado. Cada canción es diferente dentro del mismo estilo, algunas más bailables, y con las letras muy cuidadas y trabajadas ... la guitarra, el bajo y la batería están presentes en cada canción y le dan ese punto de no saturación de oídos ... mola cruzar la frontera de la mano de Pronoise. Creo que cuando un disco me entusiasma se me nota, y The Border Crossing lo ha hecho." - Link

 

REVIEWS IN GERMAN

ORKUS Magazin - online (we are also featured on the printed edition): "Electro aus Spanien! - Nacho Artax und Javi Andreu sind für das elektronische Projekt PRONOISE verantwortlich. Mit ihrem lang ersehnten zweiten Album The Border Crossing melden sie sich auf der Bild- beziehungsweise Tanzfläche zurück. Kälte und Wärme wechseln auf diesem neun Tracks umfassenden Werk ab – jener Wechsel wird auch innerhalb der einzelnen Stücke vollzogen, was einen ganz besonderen Kick ausmacht…" - Link

Tombstone Webzine: "Pronoise haben mit „The Border Crossing“ ein herrlich innovatives Dark Wave Album abgeliefert. Die Musiker bleiben nicht in ihrem Genre verhaftet sondern strecken ihre Fühler immer wieder Richtung Dark Electro, EBM und sogar in Richtung harter Industrialbeats aus. Zwar ist das Album durchgängig düster, doch jeder Song überrascht mit neuen Elementen. Die Scheibe sollte nicht einfach nur konsumiert werden. Nur wer genau hinhört, wird die Feinheiten und Tiefe entdecken." - Link

REVIEWS IN ITALIAN

Ver Sacrum: "….prima della ‘cavalcata’ di “Evil Machine”, anch’essa perfetta per il dancefloor: ritmo vivace, altre voci registrate, gradevole melodia ‘sintetica’. Delle rimanenti, voglio segnalare l’oscura, inquietante ed impetuosa “Hunting 2015”, già presente nel debut album, la cui graffiante chitarra è davvero da apprezzare e la conclusiva “Mil Pedazos” che spiazza con note di piano struggenti e l’impostazione orchestrale: dura un attimo ma, fra il suono dei tuoni e della pioggia, sembra voler comunicare che i Pronoise sanno anche stupire con momenti di bellezza pura e, quindi, meritano la nostra attenzione." - Link

RELEVANT MIXCLOUD SESSIONS FEATURING PRONOISE

Communion After Dark - 15 June 2015
Time: 1:03:43 - Song: Evil Machine

Makipop - Tales Of Darkness #3
Time: mix starts at 42:44 - Song: Dangerous Games

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