Much of what I spin as a DJ is very eclectic Dark Trance and EBM. Most of my own work as a production artist is in a very similar style. It’s very broody, for lack of a better word. Some of my readers may be familiar with Covenant and Cruxshadows, both early EBM groups. But here’s a newer one, Mind.in.a.box:

Mind.in.a.box – Take My Soul:

Now you’re sitting in your room, staring into space
Your hair is long and shaggy, your clothes torn to shreds
The TV, an endless stream of commercials
Chat logs filling up the screen beside

You remember the day on a meadow

You can see the details, every little thing
But you can’t remember what it felt like
You’re not feeling anything

It’s a movie without sound
Your haggard face flashes up with lightning
Creepy shadows reflect your soul

Take my soul, consume me whole
I’m no part of this world
Take my love and hold it close

I can’t be without you anymore

You are sitting in the scenery of your dream
Your clothes are neat and clean
Your hair cut, your chin smooth

The scene is as beautiful as a painting
But there are no people or living things
It’s as meaningless and empty as your gaze

You lose yourself in this dead world
You think you’re living in your dream
But there’s nothing in it
You’re feeling nothing, nothing
You seem complacent but there is nothing there

And another favorite, Mind.in.a.box – You Will See:

When I first met you, I ruled the world.
What you saw, met with your desire.
When I first saw you, I ruled the sky.
What you felt, set your heart on fire.

When I first held you, I thought I’d pass.
What you said, seemed to be the truth.
When I first felt you, I thought I’d melt.
What you were, was the essence of youth.

I felt the warmth,
Filtering through your skin.

I had all that I could ask for,
And I thought it to last.
I was so sure of your affection,
And I loved the spell you cast.
I was scaling incredible heights,
Propelled by your radiant muse.
I sustained this for a long time,
But I was destined to lose.

I had all that I could ask for,
And I thought it to last.
I was so sure of your affection,
And I loved the spell you cast.
I was basking in all that glory,
Thought the end cannot be nigh.
I made plans for our future,
Humbled only by the sky.

You will see, I can get back there.
When all was doubt, you laughed at me.
Ripped me apart,
There’s no future for you and me.

You will see, I can climb up there.
When you lost faith, you turned your back.
Destroyed my trust,
There’s no future for you and me.

You will see, I won’t forgive this.
When you rethink, you won’t be heard.
Words don’t heal,
There’s no future for you and me.

You will see, I will survive this.
When I had need, you were not there.
It’s too late,
There’s no future for you and me.

The lyrics are interesting, also, the first being a commentary on how we lose ourselves in the digital world, becoming empty and vapid. The second song is a condemnation on the shallow, overly-inflated sense of entitlement women demand in the present day, and a man understanding that he doesn’t need her any longer. There’s no future for you and me.

Anyway, I enjoy this style of music, both for the sound and the lyrics.

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