Melotron

  (Redirected from Fortschritt (album))

Melotron is a futurepop and synthpop band from Germany.[1] In 1995 Andy Krueger, Edgar Slatnow and Kay Hildebrandt left their former band, The Vermin, to form Melotron.[2] The band found success with their first single, "Dein Meister," in 1998.

The German Band Melotron at e-tropolis 2013, Berlin

Until 2007, Melotron was a band with mostly German-only lyrics (the chorus of the B-Side "2 Young 2 Die" on their inaugural single release, "Dein Meister", was sung in English amid German verses). However, on their album Propaganda, "Broken" is sung entirely in English.

Melotron has performed at a number of major electronic and industrial festivals, amongst these the Wave Gotik Treffen festival in 1999,[3] 2003,[4] 2004,[5] 2005,[6] and 2012, and the M'era Luna Festival in 2001, 2003, and 2005.[7]

In the American television show Saturday Night Live, the recurring sketch "Deep House Dish" uses Melotron's song "Der Kosmonaut" as an opening.

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

  • Mörderwerk (1999)
  • Fortschritt (2000)
  • Weltfrieden (2002)
  • Sternenstaub (2003)
  • Cliché (2005)
  • Propaganda (2007)
  • Werkschau (2014)
  • Für Alle (2018)

SinglesEdit

  • Dein Meister (1998)
  • Der Blaue Planet (1999)
  • Kindertraum V1 (1999)
  • Kindertraum V2 (1999)
  • DJ Traum (1999)
  • Tanz mit dem Teufel (2000)
  • E.P. Sode 3 (2000)
  • Brüder (2001)
  • Gib Mir Alles (2002)
  • Folge Mir Ins Licht (2003)
  • Kein Problem (2003)
  • Wenn wir wollten (2005)
  • Das Herz (2007)
  • Liebe Ist Notwehr (2007)
  • Stuck in the Mirror (2013)

There have also been re-releases for earlier works. Originally on Zoth Ommog, the band has also released albums on Synthetic Symphony, Bloodline and SPV, as well as Metropolis Records (in the United States).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Metropolis Records // Artists". Metropolis-records.com. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  2. ^ "Interviews | Chain D.L.K". Chain D.L.K. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  3. ^ "~ Official Website Wave-Gotik-Treffen Leipzig ~". Wave-gotik-treffen.de. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  4. ^ "~ Official Website Wave-Gotik-Treffen Leipzig ~". Wave-gotik-treffen.de. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  5. ^ "~ Official Website Wave-Gotik-Treffen Leipzig ~". Wave-gotik-treffen.de. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  6. ^ "~ Official Website Wave-Gotik-Treffen Leipzig ~". Wave-gotik-treffen.de. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  7. ^ "M´era Luna Festival in Hildesheim | Bands, Tickets & alle Infos zum M´era Luna - Meraluna Festival". Fkpscorpio.com. 2015-03-23. Retrieved 2015-03-30.

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