mind.in.a.box is an Austrian electronic music band which was founded in 2002 by childhood friends Stefan Poiss and Markus Hadwiger. Poiss is responsible for the sound, vocals and production of their music while Poiss and Hadwiger collaborate on developing the story and writing the lyrics. Their “technopop” sound can be described as a cross between futurepop and progressive trance.
mind.in.a.box released their 5th studio LP, entitled “Revelations”, on January 20, 2012. An EP containing club mixes of select songs from the album was released on March 9, 2012. To facilitate these releases, mind.in.a.box created their own label Dreamweb Music.
In March 2011, Stefan Poiss released the debut single from his side project THYX. The album The Way Home was released in May 2012, on Metropolis Records and Dreamweb Music. The second THYX album Below The City was released on May 14, 2013.
Stefan Poiss and Markus Hadwiger were childhood friends in their native Austria. Over the course of their adult lives, they collaborated on creating a number of computer games. In 2000, Poiss decided to create a music album. With Poiss writing the music and performing the vocals and Hadwiger providing the lyrics, mind.in.a.box’s debut album Lost Alone was completed in 2001. After approaching Dependent, the album spent another year being tweaked and marketed before it was finally released in 2002. Lost Alone was an immediate success and soared to the number one spot in the Deutsche Alternative Charts where it would stay for five consecutive weeks.
For their albums, the songs feature monologues, snippets of audio logs and conversations that combine to tell a story that spans the albums. Together, they form a mysterious epic that draws on science fiction, fantasy and noir fiction.
- Lost Alone – Dependent Records (2004) / Metropolis Records (2004)
- Dreamweb – Dependent Records (2005) / Metropolis Records (2005)
- Crossroads – Dependent Records (2007) / Metropolis Records (2007)
- R.E.T.R.O. – Dependent Records (2010) / Metropolis Records (2010)
- Arvika Live – not on label (2010)
- Revelations – Dreamweb Music (2012) / Metropolis Records (2012)
- Memories – Dreamweb Music (2015) / Metropolis Records (2015)
- Broken Legacies – Dreamweb Music (2017) / Metropolis Records (2017)
- Certainty – Dependent Records (2005)
- What Used To Be – Dependent Records (2007)
- 8 Bits – Dependent Records (2010)
- Revelations Club.Mixes – Dreamweb Music (2012) / Metropolis Records (2012)
|Genres||Futurepop, Progressive Trance|
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