For Greater Good Remixed & Reworked – Batch 7!

Here we are with the last three remixes and reworks for this year! There are still more to come, but with the holidays coming, we decided to take a small break after this batch. The holiday season is a time for family matters and festivities, after all.

So, the final three for this year and we will go out with a bang!

– Giving Distress a Roel Butzen-makeover, making it more danceable than ever!
Distress (Roel Butzen Remix)

– Another harsh Love Your Terrorist remake, this time by Liquid G.’s noisier side-project Maxx:Impact!
Love Your Terrorist (Maxx:Impact Mix)

– A beautifully evolving tribal-ambient take on DTFN, with an epic ending befitting the Apocalypse later this month, by long-time friend and colleague TraumaSutra:
De Te Fabula Narratur (TraumaSutra Remix)

They were added to the album Remixed and Reworked, listen to all 21!

You will have the opportunity to buy all remixes in one package very soon, stay tuned and… enjoy the holidays!

December 11th, 2012 by samdevos | No Comments »

DREAMWASH, project by samdevos – EP out this week!

As some of you may know, samdevos is a busy man. Not only is he busy with all things FOR GREATER GOOD, he’s also a live musician with Vomito Negro, does nice things with SwanDream and still finds the time, inspiration and energy to make his own DREAMWASH sounds, an experimental electronic-ambient adventure that is really worth your attention.

And lots of people appreciate it, so it seems, because it landed him a deal with Deaf Owl Communication, the label founded by Roel Butzen (Bonzai Records, Violent Wake-up and others) and housing some other memorable new acts like VV303 (which you may recognize from the super remix he did for For Greater Good recently) and SteMaTik !

The first DREAMWASH EP will be out on November 29, 2012 and is titled “Double Sided E.P.”, containing the songs ‘Double Sided’, ‘Dark Secret’ and ‘Atmosphere Is For Breathing’.

Check out the Deaf Owl Communication site for audioclips, and in the meantime, watch the teaser trailer!

November 27th, 2012 by samdevos | No Comments »

For Greater Good Remixed and Reworked – The Sixth Batch

18 songs! What a feat! That means at least 18 artists found our music worthy enough to remix and remodel to their own liking…

OK, so here’s another three, and some cool remixes/reworks they are!

– A mesmerizing trance-inducing ambient-electro take on De Te Fabula Narratur (DTFN), by VV303:
De Te Fabula Narratur (VV303 remix)

– Disassembling and re-assembling Love Your Terrorist, the 25Men (a James Ray project) do what they do best — their own interpretation!
Eat Your Psyche (25men remix)

– A new, refreshing, sparkling and spanking take on Spring Mechanist, by another long-time friend of ours, ZiBiT!
Spank Mechanist (ZiBiT remix)

They were added to the album Remixed and Reworked, listen to all 18!

You will have the opportunity to buy all remixes in one package very soon, stay tuned and… enjoy!

November 20th, 2012 by samdevos | No Comments »

For Greater Good Remixed & Reworked – Fifth batch already!

And we’ve reached 15 in total with this one, as good as a full cd’s worth of remixes so far, but we ain’t there yet!

The three new songs:

– A nice floor-filler danceable version of one of our best known songs, by Phazon One:
Le Jugement Du Roi En Jaune (Phazon One Remix)

– A ripping, tearing, harsh, brutal rendition, screaming industrial hardcore by Le Moderniste (WARNING! This one goes LOUD! Watch your ears and speakers!!):
Love Your Terrorist (lowdronecore remix)

– A lovely new take on this downtempo song, by a long-time friend of ours, Red Audio Faction (RAF):
White Is The New Black (Red Remix)

They were added to the album Remixed and Reworked, you can listen to all 15 tracks!

We get many questions about this and now asking for so much patience is a hard thing but you will have the opportunity to buy them later on, when all remixes are uploaded.

Enjoy!

November 6th, 2012 by samdevos | No Comments »

They are here: The For Greater Goodiebags!

You might have seen them on Facebook, you might have spotted them at Pluto Festival.

Now they are available from our website: the For Greater Goodiebag!

People asked us for t-shirts, but we opted for bags. Why, you might ask? Well, simple.
The bags fit into the ‘for greater good’ mindset. It’s for the greater good of us, you, the people, the environment.
You pay us and you promote us by carrying it, which benefits us twice.
You can put our cds in it, but you can also take it with you to a concert and put someone else’s cd’s in it. While promoting us at that concert.
You carry it to the grocery store, so it is helpful in your everyday life. And it’s cloth, not plastic; durable and re-usable.
And every time you will think about us, and other people might think about us as well.
Never thought THAT about a goodiebag eh?

Now, the bags cost 5 euro, postage and package is extra and is as follows:

Within Belgium: 2,00 euro
Within Europe: 3,77 euro
Rest of the world: 4,37 euro

To order, the only thing you need to do is contact us via info@forgreatergood.be and we’ll get back to you.
We will also have the bags with us when performing of course.

Thanks in advance!

October 30th, 2012 by samdevos | No Comments »

For Greater Good thanks Pluto Festival!

Big THANKS to all involved at Pluto Festival last Thursday, it was a blast!

A very well-organised event, with stagehands knowing their stuff, very smooth soundchecks and setup, good catering, drinks, backstage — a textbook event if we ever saw one.

Thanks to Pieter Coussement and all the crew at Nijdrop for having us on stage, thanks to the crowd, a lot of them coming especially to support us, which is heart-warming!

Thank you to Mark Burghgraeve for being our soundman behind the desk again, you did a very good job as always!

Playlist: Ossetian Ossuary – Le Jugement Du Roi En Jaune – Orbit – Love Your Terrorist – Distress – DTFN (featuring the Light Saber) – And Thus… Unfolds – Ihtyll (short version)

Thank you all for coming, see you all next time!

October 28th, 2012 by samdevos | No Comments »

For Greater Good Live at Pluto-Festival, Nijdrop, Opwijk, Thursday 25th of October 2012

For Greater Good will perform Live at Pluto-Festival 2012, Nijdrop, Opwijk, Thursday 25th of October 2012.
PLUTO 2012 is an audiovisual festival which focusses specifically on performing arts. It offers 4 days of intriguing and innovative electronic media and music acts.
pluto

Today on the Pluto-Festival-blog: “For Greater Good is the next project we announce. Mixing ambient with classical elements topped with found sounds, For Greater Good presents an audiovisual post-industrial wasteland for the audience to explore.”

More info at:  http://www.pluto-festival.be

October 23rd, 2012 by samdevos | No Comments »

For Greater Good Remixed and Reworked – Fourth Batch

Yes, the fourth batch of remixes and reworks is upon you, we have 12 songs in total already!

The three new additions are:

– An apocalyptic neoclassical remake with haunting vocals by Dead Man’s Hill:
Le Jugement Du Roi En Jaune (Dead Man’s Hill Remix)

– A downtempo, almost loungey rework by Distant Fires Burning:
Love Your Terrorist (Stockholm Syndrome Mix by Distant Fires Burning)

– A noise-ambient-electro remix by cinematic dark ambient artist Tzii:
Spring Mechanist (Remix by Tzii)

They were added to the album Remixed and Reworked, listen to the whole dozen tracks now.

You will have the opportunity to buy them later on, when all remixes are uploaded.

Enjoy!

October 16th, 2012 by samdevos | No Comments »

For Greater Good Remixed and Reworked! New batch!

 

Summer is almost gone so we decided it was time to continue our Remixed and Reworked series! We will release more new remixes periodically until they are all on Bandcamp.

Individual tracks are not downloadable anymore (for the moment); we decided to offer download of the full collection when all remixes are published, for a moderate price. At that time you will be able to buy ALL remixes in one go, in lossless format! People that already bought individual tracks, do not worry; if you decide to buy the whole lot afterwards, mail us and we will work something out.

Proudly we present the three new additions:

– An industrial/electro floorfiller by our long-time friend ETHAN FAWKES (B):
Ethan Fawkes – Love Your Terrorist (Ethan Fawkes Rmx)

– A droning dark soundscape by ambient/drone genius GENERIC (UK):
Generic – Ghosts and Memories

– A sublime electro-pop rework by GHOST from Ghost&Writer (B)
aka JM Lederman (The Weathermen) aka Jimmyjoe Snark III aka … :
Ghost&Writer – Rush Hour (Ghost Remix)

They were added to the album Remixed and Reworked, listen to all 9 up till now!

Enjoy!

 

September 27th, 2012 by samdevos | No Comments »

For Greater Good song featured on dark ambient compilation

Priapus Twenty-Three is a very decent fellow.
Twice a year, he releases what he finds to be the crême de la crême of Dark Ambient.
And this year, For Greater Good is featured on Volume 4 with our soundscape-track “Rusted Revenge”!
Aired only once before on the “You Are Here”-compilation in abridged version, this is the full length soundtrack to an imaginary MechWarrior game.
Check it out here, the download is a Pay As You Please and also features some very fine bands such as Desiderii Marginis, Atrium Carceri, Akoustik Timbre Frekuency and ASBAAR.

http://sombresoniks.bandcamp.com/album/dark-ambient-vol-4

 

September 22nd, 2012 by samdevos | No Comments »