Don't Be Afraid

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Rob Vincent In 1997 I was already a fan of InSoc in its previous incarnation as a trio, but this album - for which Kurt Larson took up the band's name himself - was something else entirely. It appeared as I was going through some of the worst times of my life, and its dark, heavy, but somehow hopeful music hit me just where it was most needed.

InSoc is now a trio again and I love their new work, but DBA has its own distinct and permanent place in my heart, history, and playlist.

It's also well-remastered. Favorite track: Closing In 2.0.
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trains First discovered this gem when I was 15. It's about as obscure as it gets in terms of musical style; a mixture of full-on industrial beats in the vein of 90's-era Numan and Coil, mixed with the dark synth-pop sensibilities of NIN.

It caught me by the heartstrings and endlessly fascinated me with its heartfelt lyrics and beguiling soundscapes. Even now, listening to it is like walking through a dream that is all-too-familiar; simply put, I would not be the person I am today without this record. Favorite track: Closing In 2.0.
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Information Society album featuring vocalist Kurt Harland Larson and collaborator Steven Seibold. Originally released on Cleopatra Records and newly remastered and re-released by Dancing Ferret Discs. Includes 2 bonus tracks not on the original release. Also available for sale on CD directly from Information Society: bit.ly/1hldhva

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released September 23, 1997

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Information Society Los Angeles, California

Information Society has been recording and performing for over 25 years. After emerging from the Minneapolis underground in the mid '80s, the group stormed onto the national scene with "Running," one of the most influential electro/freestyle tracks of all time. They went on to release notable hits including "What's on Your Mind (Pure Energy)," "Walking Away," "Think," and "Peace and Love, Inc." ... more

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