Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Murkage - Can I Live *Mike Skinner Remix

Sweet UK Urban vibes in 'ere. 

Monday, January 26, 2015

I'm Not A Band - Colours (Official Video)

This is how we do like animation videos - so much love and detail in this one. Looking fwd to see & meet I'm Not A Band with their support Eau Rouge @ Hafenklang /  Hamburg on February 14th.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Midaircondo - IV [Twin Seed Recordings Promo]

Released only a few days ago via Twin Seed Recordings is "IV", the well-obviously fourth full length album of Midaircondo which the pairing of Lisa Nordström and Lisen Rylander put on the circuit on their very own imprint. Recorded live and in front of an audience without any kind of technical safety net the our-savvy Swedes that have played around Europe, Africa and the American continent since their first album "Shopping For Images" was relased via Type back in 2005 easily flow through their set here, serving a fascinating and unique amalgamation of Dark Jazz and Noir Listening which have to be named as main and most important musical landmarks, uberly precise Downtempo Electronics, super calm Ambient ("Sun Upon You") that seems to be influenced by music for meditation from the Eastern hemisphere, threatening, bass heavy soundscapes ("Solitude") and lovely bits of Future Jazz. But not everything is about pure listening pleasure only here as Midaircondo - similar to their Icelandic sister at heart Björk - also incorporate more physically moving, dancefloor fitting elements in occasional songs like "Veins" which are, although not produced with a heaving audience in mind obviously, impellent enough to set bodies in motion at some point. The fragility and longing expressed in the thrilling Clicks'n'Cuts reminiscing "Apology" brings some tunes of Portishead's "Dummy" back to mind immediately whilst the ultrasparse "Quakes" are as playful and friendly as classic Plaid songs but, like most of the eleven pieces to be found on "IV", layered with a unique vocal approach that includes both classical singing as well as playing around with syllables and sounds created by the human voice - without any specific meaning but athmospheric presence. The closing cut "Closure" does not only sport a great name but brings back the calm Ambient sound and mix it up with elements taking from NeoClassical music and free floating Electronica, perfectly rounding off an album well-remarkable. Nice.

Friday, January 23, 2015

DRS - The Puppeteer feat. Jubei (Official Video)

Beats so simple, the bass so dark. A roller for life. Large up.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Atari Teenage Riot - Reset [Digital Hardcore Recordings Promo]

Following Atari Teenage Riot since their early days when we saw them playing live in Hamburg at a rave party around 1994 and bought their "Deutschland (Has Gotta Die)" and "Into The Death" on the legendary Digital Hardcore Recordings compilation "Harder Than The Rest" in late 1995 it's pretty obvious that we're kinda thrilled to get our hands on their new album "Reset" which is causing riots even more than two decades after the bands initial launch. And although quite a lot has changed in their music since these days e.g. the distorted Breakbeat ultraspeed violence has vanished some years ago being replaced by what's to be called a highly compressed electronic StadiumRock- / IndustrialRock-attitude even sporting some melodic, EDM-like breakdowns - see the albums title track for that - that never would've been found in their early works their lyrical message is still as raw, uncompromising and riotous as ever, especially in tunes like the massive cy-war anthem "Death Machine" or the ravaging "New Blood" , both able to shape the minds of a future generation of kids starting to embrace the music of Atari Teenage Riot whilst going through their formative years. Referring to the chorus sequence of "Modern Liars" or "Crash" the band's approach is surely slightly over the top as their adding a total kitsch-overload here, but regarding the fact that "Reset" was originally intended as a Japan-only release it all makes sense again whilst the follow-up tune "Transducer" serves an uncompromising CyberPunk-attitude. Pure grinding, slow-motion evil is served in "Erase Your Face" which might be referred to as equivalent to "Death Star" on their 1997-released "The Future Of War" and the angelic intro synths of the closing track "We Are From The Internet" are playfully abusing Trance cliches only to blow 'em with banging drums, super distorted guitars and a clear lyrical statement on the power and empowerment of a single individual in the digital realms. A high-octane fueled ride this album is and surely one that's about to make people rethink the system and the structures that do surround them.  

Monday, January 19, 2015

Lewi B - Dumpy *Instrumental

The man's on a dark Dubstep tip with this tune. Would love to see the aftermath when those twisted basslines touch down on jam-packed floors through a massive rig. Serious damage and destruction guaranteed.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Fabio Crivellaro - Comic Sans Terrorist [self-released tape]

Cassette tapes are a big thing these days, making a slightly unexpected underground comeback and so we were pretty pleased to see this little limited self-released sucker in our postbox today, bringing us the (non)-music of Fabio Crivellaro which was - according to the inlay "...produced, arranged, recorded and poorly engineered" throughout the period of 2011 to 2014. Issued as a hand-numbered edition of 50 copies only we see the artist exploring a wide spectrum of sounds within a range from grooving Rhythm Industrial / Power  Electronics to feedback loops, excursions into Tracker Drum'n'Bass and even Lowest-Fi ItaloWave that, for some reasons, brings bands like Troimucha Croupisuldos or the legendary "We  Don't Care About The Haircut" Nik Kershaw tribute compilation back to mind which both were released on the great Augsburg-based Dhyana Records imprint back in the days. Furthermore we'll find Ingenious Dilletantes crossing over with Drum Machine- / Feedback Jazz, Lo-Fi Electronica sporting all-embracing sinewave bass modulations, distorted TrackerCore, nerve-wrecking feedbacks, Minimal Wave and other treats nursing the needs of true underground aficionados (and ultra-nerds) with a vast musical variety that is, in most of the cases, pretty unlikely to be served by a single artist these days. Especially watch out for the, well..., uberhit of this rare album which is the pretty obscure Industrial Wave-cover of The Swans "I Am The Sun".

Friday, January 16, 2015

Achim Wollscheid & Bernhard Schreiner - Calibrated Contingency [Baskaru 034 Promo]

Starting into a new year with a collaborational album we see the French label Baskaru serving "Calibrated Contingency" these days, a 47 minutes live performance recording of a conceptual show set up in 2011 by Bernhard Schreiner & Achim Wollscheid.  At this show which happened in Graz both artists - wall-separated - were performing a show each on two stereo speakers in front of an audience which, and here things start to get remarkable, happened at the same time. Doing the maths this is 1 show = 2 artists / sets = 2 x 2 speakers = huge cacophonia depending on where one's location with the double stereo would be - a setup that fits the artists well as both Wollscheid and Schreiner are well-familiar with the art world as the main body of their creative work is to be found in exhibitions or installations rather than in music only releases. With "Calibrated Contingency" the stereo field aspect is emulated through a stereo recording of the performance, including a bit of talk coming from the audience at the very beginning before the sound even is on. But, although the intention is charming and a proper documentation of such events a cultural must, it seems like this recording works best for those that were present at this very place when all of this happened, able to recap certain situations, moments or sound events throughout the whole performance as - especially in the first part of the recording - not everything falls into place and harsh eruptions, cuts or dynamics seem to be of a more interfering, kinda random nature rather than to complement each other. So we see more decent droning and ambient'esque spheres presumably created by Achim Wollscheid with his set-up of computer and boundary microphone collide with Bernhard Schreiner's raw sounds created with computer, induction coil and radio, more often to an irritating than pleasing effect, sometimes just like a two random field recordings clashing or - and supposedly this is to happen more often when one's listening to "Calibrated Contingency" over and over again - at its very best moments creating something really interesting like it happens around minute 27 when some gluey alien sounds emerge out of nothing, creating a sudden thrill whilst some artificial sci-fi flies are exploring a muddy extraterrestrial environment. Possibly a grower for lovers of experimentalism in its most experimental form but for sure not a release that the vast majority of even those usually listening to Drone or ElectroAcoustics will fall for.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Huygens Landing On Titan In 2005

This is how it sounds like when a manmade spacecraft is landing on an alien moon. Stunning.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Renegades Of Jazz - Paradise Lost [Agogo Music Promo]

The year is 2015 and after a few pretty skyrocketing years with DJ-sets all over the and a residency at Hamburg's world famous Mojo Club it's time for the man known under the moniker Renegades Of Jazz to serve his sophomore longplay piece which is - to cut things short - nothing but epic. No matter if we're talking the super-cinematic opener "Haunting The North" with its dark, frosty feel via the positive Breakbeat Funk with a noir'ish twist in the albums title track leading to the action-driven "Flemish Cap" featuring Karin Ploog on vocals, which btw would serve the perfect score for a vintage spy flic, and going further into uptempo realms with the energetic Jane Kennedy feature "Neverday" - all of these tunes do prove that is Renegades Of Jazz on fire these days and there's more to come. With "Fire" featuring Aspects the sound of urban UK takes over, amalgamating rich, atmospheric and massively thrilling Funky Breaks with Ragga-toasting and Stereo MCs-reminiscing HipHop,  "Hellesens"  featuring Dylan Kennaway brings in some high speed Texicana crossbreeding with vast brass sections and heavenly choirs and the "Imperial Breed" fuses Drum'n'Bass and jiving Dancefloor Jazz to  great effect. This, as well the follow ups "Cannibal Royal" and "Tamerlane", are featuring Greg Blackman on vocal duties who performs perfectly on this triple, no matter if on top of fever'ish Voodoo-drums or crooning dope Funk whilst Chima Anya's guest appearance on "Death Grip" is more of a noir'ish crimescene kind, surely to be appreciated by all Grime- and UK HipHop-headz loving the classic Two Fingers and Sway collabo "What You Know" or rappers like Plan B to bits. Going back to instrumentals with "Lucifer's Rising" we'll find more tripping dark moods merging with beats dope as dope can get before the closing tune "Ban-Shee" serves tremulous, cinematic DarkJazz with thundering bass FX for those who know. Top one. Get.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Frank Bretschneider - Wave Of The Week

The great fun and humour of  ultimate sinewave bending. Taken from Frank Bretschneider's forthcoming album "Sinn + Form".

Saturday, January 10, 2015

baze.djunkiii Charts 01/2015

01. Dub Phizix & Strategy - Buffalo Charge [Senka Sonic 001]

This tune's pure Drum'n'Grime madness. Razor sharp production and killer lyrics. Tune of the year in bass music for me and a proper example of musical realms that need more exploration in future times. Also check for the Drum'n'Bass banger "Bounce" on the flip, coz it's brillant too.

02. Various Artists - What The Hell Are You Doing? [Full Time Hobby]
See review for details...

03. Jahdubtahz - Dub Street / Long Lost Dub [45Seven 009]
Not too long ago I stopped by at my favorite pressing plant for a short visit and got a bunch of the latest releases by the great 45Seven-imprint that fuses classical Dub with more recent Breakbeats and elements of other bass music. The "Dub Street" on the A-side of their cat.no. 009 is about to please all oldskool junglists for a reason whilst the "Long Lost Dub" on the flip enters deepest Dubstep-related realms with etherial vocal bits.

04. Diphasic - Backbone Dub / Reason [45Seven 011]
More junglistic Dub and signals are to be found in the massive "Backbone Dub" that's setting floors on fire with its spaced out amalgamation of musical elements whilst the super minimal "Reason" gives us Dub inna super-experimental but still kinda militant style.

05. Dr NoiseM - Reset My Pain [T.R.U.P. Rec 037]
See review for details...

06. Ambassador 21 - Riot Generation [Restroom Records 016]
Although already released in March 2014 I came across this one only recently, a red vinyl six track piece that brings us a bunch of remixes created for Ambassador 21, the Belarus-based defenders of Digital Hardcore and the Eastern Block equivalent of Alec Empire's Atari Teenage Riot. This said it's pretty clear that the original versions of "Riot Generation" and "Fuck All Systems 14" are rage and anger-fueled explosions of electronic violence and the reworks created by The DJ Producer, The Outside Agency, The Teknoist and End.user covering a range from furious Hardcore to heavy Drumstep and Post-Breakcore are made for the headstrong only as well. Discover the dark side.

07. Beam Up - Helden / Frankie [45Seven 010]
Somewhat located in between pumping Dub and rolling HalfStep this little mother of a 7" pleases all those longing for a bridge between the roots of seemingly live dubbed bass music and todays scenes whilst the flip comes up with a deeper, more oriental and melancholia flavored feel in Dub.

08. Kasper Bjørke - Apart feat. Sisy Ey *Remixes [Hafendisko 017 Promo]
Two remix versions for Kasper Bjørke's collaborational effort with the Icelandic band Sisy Ey, originally to be found on his recent album "After Forever". Kompakt stalwart Michael Mayer is taking "Apart" to new, epic heights by adding layers and layers of soft and uplifting (Neo)Trance-strings and sweet melodies to a cosy foundation of TechHouse-drums whilst Ewan Pearson's rework on the flip goes slightly deeper with his more discoid version and ever modulating synths. Nice.

09. Pentatones - Karma Game Retouched By Steve Bug [Poker Flat Recordings 157 Promo]
This is not your typical Poker Flat Recordings 12" and the first release on the label in which Steve Bug serves his vision on what might happen when an more experimental Leftfield Pop like Pentatones' "Karma Game" song is transferred into clubland by his own hands. Defo more positive and less moody than the label's usual output, filled with cascading synths and sparkling modulations and - most importantly - sporting sweet'n'seductive vocals by Pentatones' singer Delhia De France which accompanied Steve Bug on one of his previous single as well vocalwise. On the flip we'll find a dub version - equals: same track minus vox - of the "Karma Games" retouch, but both versions are supposedly to be heard a lot throughout the coming months. Neat.

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Monday, January 05, 2015

I'm Not A Band - Oceans (Album Trailer)

Simple, beautiful and totally on point. Album release via AdP Records soon.

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Sascha Müller [Supersix Records Extra 029]

Sascha Müller,  the man unstoppable at his machines, comes up with his 29th album on his very own Supersix Records Extra-imprint these days, taking us to his "Wohnzimmer" - translate as 'living room' - with the opening tune, a place as technoid and spiralling as an Acid / Intelligent Techno fusion can get and a great weapon of choice for underground Techno raves on fire. Same goes for the dry, Phonk-driven follow up "Alpha Lock" which is about to please all those missing The Advent's trademark sound circa late 90s  and early noughties whilst "Mode Select" is on a Synth / Cosmic driven Ambient tip and "Starsky And Hutch" takes care of slightly distorted minimalism in uptempo Tech affairs. The "303 Music" lives up to its name, serving nothing but great, hypnotic Acid lines on top of hammering bassdrums,"Acid Eats My Brain" gets our AcidTrance-fans sorted and the hard hitting, slightly industrial-sounding "Anime" is a rattlesnake of a percussive banger that's about to cold floor large sweat-soaking crowds within a few bars only. SwampTechno might the drawer to put the well-hypnotic "Auto Speed" into due to its strange and twisted, alien sounding backward bass FX whilst "Back To Back" brings in a heavy percussion attack and impellent, agressive filter sweeps on high octane synth stabs, "Bleep And Blonk" has a kind of dark, tribal'esque and fever'ish ritual feel to offer and "Bug System I" is even able to please the Hardcore-posse with highly compressed, solid-concrete bassdrum assaults and noisy layers of intense percussive elements spraying all over the place. Finally the closing tune "Cablewire" is sporting somewhat of a minimalist DroneTechno style for the very last hours of an extended night out, keeping the crowd moving whilst using only a few basic elements and a slowly oscillating bass Drone. A perfect farewell track for sure.

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Thomas Köner - La Barca Complete Edition [Thomas Köner self-released]

Thomas Köner. Well-appreciated and highly praised artist in the field of experimental music, Ambient producer and conceptualist. Back in 2009 he released his concept piece "La Barca" as double vinyl and CD with different tracklistings, a massive package of Dark Ambient vs. Field Recording pieces and the result of two years of travelling around the globe, capturing the audible fingerprints of places as different as Cairo, Beograd, Spitsbergen, Hamburg's Hochallee, Tokyo and many more, developing a cycle consisting of 22 tracks audio and audiovisual of which five remained unreleased up to this date. With Thomas Köner's self-released Complete Edition of "La Barca" the full piece, title-wise referring to the sun boats of the Egyptian mythology, is now available in its entire beauty, floating along calm, melancholic, slow and slightly melodic rivers of sound, taking us on a Deep Listening journey around the world, unveiling voices and street sound fragments to a certain degree being sonic indications of where the solar barque has lead us to throughout the past minutes. Nice one.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Phutyle - Rave 91-92

Closing the year with probably one of the best Rave / Oldskool mixes I've come across in a while. Biggin up the man Phutyle for this one!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Poèmes Electroniques feat. Monsieur Fleury & Christof (Trailer v2.3)

Full movie due in Spring 2015. Watch out.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Sascha Müller - 40 Tracks for 40 Days [Super 6 Records]

Well, this one has been out on the circuit for quite a while - Sascha Müller's birthday present to himself when he turned 40 earlier this year and a free download gift to 200 of his fans which is now available via all good download shops. As the title suggests we see a large fourty track strong bundle of music here that accumulates approximately five full hours of sound, fresh and previously unreleased from the jam-packed archives of Mr. Müller. Opening with a deep, dubby and pretty hypnotic MinimalTechno piece named "Die Geschichte Wird Sich Wiederholen" and going further into this field with "Das Spiel" we see a matured artist exploring and championing new challenges before he's hitting our eardrums with some jacking AcidHouse in "Platicine" - a tune that pays homage to the early Chitown scene for a reason. In "Sumpomat" we see some experimental, repetetive and well robotic Noize and machine loops providing a quite claustrophobic experience stretched out over nearly nine minutes whilst the thirteen minutes of "Atmospheric Science" draw us deeply into the realms of subaquatic Deep Listening and Ambient. More classic Chicago Acid is to be found in "Work That Line" before we skip a few - high quality - tracks only to see unprocessed percussions and seductive chords send punters to heaven in the oldskool'ish and raw ClonkHouse workout called "Finally Bass". "Bambi" offers quite a thrilling combination of strange classical loops layered on top of deep, tense, crime scene minimalism, before "GO GO" exemplifies the existence of a genre named PsychoAcid perfectly. "Hard Shaking" goes back to the sweet seduction of multilayered 303s in AcidHouse, "Atrauma" turns out to be the first real Techno banger with bassdrums as hard as solid steel and well reminiscent to the specific dark Rave experience once provided by classic anthems like "The House Of House" or "Can You Feel The Baze?" and "Insektenfalle" is speeding things up to the max, causing dancefloor mayhem amongst all those loving their Acid psyched out and shrieking. With  "White Noise Drop Out" we see a dark, dry and well-twisted Experimental Breakbeat excess going down which is best played out in a decayed and run down industrial environment, the "Nagano Alien" sends Intelligent Armchair Electro transmissions to outer space and  "Ach Nee" combines Intelligent Techno minimalism with robotic noise sweeps, short synth stabs, clicking surface noises and a tripping tongue-in-cheek attitude when it comes to the abuse of twisted vocal samples. Intense, cinematic Ambient is the theme of "Take A Ride", "The Alien In The Pocket" serves more cold and abstract extraterrestrial communication signals, "Schiebend Fahren" is on a rolling Minimal House tip again and with the high-octane "Sonic Fiction" we see a super sweet DiscoHouse groove ruling primetime sets for a reason. Those appreciating their Techno fast and ravey will be pleased by the sonic assault named "Fussel" that's about to set bodies in motion with some killer stabs and breakdowns and so will "Turn That Up", a positive, bubbling and car horn-sporting AcidHouse anthem for all jackers out there. The thrilling "Das SETI Projekt" combines floating synth melodies  with futuristic Electro beats to great result whilst "Undead" stretches out over approx. 21 minutes for a journey into Drone and haunting Dark Ambient realms and "Save The Music" brings back the Tribal in Techno although it seems like the proper bass got lost somehow along the way as this tune clearly shows a lack of punch. Fans of hard bangin' Techno will see shivers running down their spine when listening to the massive "Break Your Mind", "A Night In Bangkok" lifts the underground Trance crowd to new heavens and "Feed Jack" amalgamates sharp hi-hat works, bubbling Acid, tender chords and intense bass Phonk for the late night House crew. More freeflowing musical vibes are to be found in the AcidTrance tribute "Physical War" and the final, hyperdigital "Trikkles" perfectly emulates what was once filed under the flag of Clicks'n'Cuts, restructuring the sound of the digital communication age to build something (advanced) dancefloor friendly. A huge compilation of tunes for sure that's highly recommended not only due to its excellent execution but also due to its stylistic variety. Well done.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Johann Johannson - The Theory Of Everything Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Back Lot Music Promo]

Just on screen in German cinemas for a few days only is "The Theory Of Everything", the movie and love story based upon the life of the great scientist we all now as Mr. Stephen Hawking. And although we haven't been to the movies yet to see this flic the original motion picture soundtrack has been sitting in our P.O. box just recently, a score written by the Icelandic composer Johann Johannson who's also been on score duties for the film "Prisoners" in 2013 and furthermore released on highly respected label like 4AD, Touch and Ash International amongst others throughout the past twelve years. As the movie plot seems to be dealing with love, affection, romance and tenderness instead of focusing on the scientific side of Stephen Hawking's well-documented life it's not much of a surprise that Johann Johannson's approach to the score is focusing on classical elements like the use of simple piano melodies and large, yet softened string arrangements played by an orchestra setup minus the whole drum and brass section to a sweet, sugar coated effect that leaves not much room for drama and surprising changes - apart from the use of acoustic guitar in "Forces Of Attraction" - which is intended. With this choice and approach Johannson works in the tradition of many score writers from the very early days of cinema onwards, no matter if their work was crafted for real movies or animated ideal world movies where everything ends up in a happy-go-lucky finale, which will be well appreciated by soundtrack collectors and the largest part of the movies target audience longing for this specific kind of musical  beauty, especially throughout the quiet, calm and love-filled time at the the end of the year. But still, as a stand alone album "The Theory Of Everything" might be seen as a little too kitsch-loaden and Easy Listening even sometimes touching the borders of so-called elevator music in our verdict.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Mike Skinner Ltd - The Car That Drives Itself

No matter if Mike Skinner stopped rappin' and telling tales under his The Streets alias. He still remains a great story teller and even dealing with a more technical topic like self-driving cars he's got that specific flow, wit and certain rhythm to his voice all his fans loved for a reason in his game changing project. Looking forward to the next episode for sure.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Etienne De Crecy presents Super Discount 3 [Pixadelic Promo]

Well, even if one's not necessarily digging the so-called FrenchTouch in House music there's no doubt about the fact that Etienne De Crecy and his Super Discount-project have been somewhat of a game changer in the past, introducing the filtered frenchie sound to the world in 1997 and then turning things into a more uptempo madness with the second volume in 2004. A decade has passed since then but now is the time for "Super Discount 3" - a much discussed  album these days and, when it comes to our verdict, the best Super Discount ever. Starting out with the polished 80s melody featured in the super slick club cut "Night (Cut The Crap)" before serving an innocent, yet impeccable piece of Plastic Pop sporting a hookline that's about to be stuck in your brain for ages ("You feat. Madeline Follin") is quite a clever move to set things straight within less than nine minutes, introducing the stylistic landmarks this album is about to present. The following "WTF with Pos & Dave" can be seen as Miami Vice-referencing 2k14 update on HipHouse whilst the hyper-ironic "Hashtag My Ass" brings large amounts of glitz and discoid vibes for a pheromone driven late night crowd and the "Smile"-named collaboration with long time companion Alex Gopher  lives up to its name, spreading nothing but cosy, positive energy - one to be loved by each and every punter but also a tune that might get a bit annoying after a while as every DJ and their mother is about to play this one on heavy rotation. Pop makes a big return when Mr. Crecy teams up with Tom Burke in "Sunset", a tune that serves raw, clap-heavy beats and super epic vocals with a slightly psychedelic and well-acidic twist. Mad filter works are included as well. Speeding things up on the dancefloor is "Amazing", a conjunctional effort with Julien Delfaud that's about to please all lovers of cowbell-emulating, percussive stabs and a surprising melancholia nicely contrasting the tracks uptempo foundation before tender Electronic Funk takes over in "Follow with Kilo Kish". All those appreciating a proper dose of kitsch in electronic music will love their "Love" right although this tune's are a little too candy-coated for us and so is "Family with Baxter Dury", a final trip to Discoland catering some proper guitar licks and a fair bit of Funk alongside sugary strings and super softened female vocals. Leaving alone the last two tracks it seems like this one is a good and highly recommendable one. Check!

Extasis - Zechenloe Mastermixes 06/90

This is a tape mystery that has been sitting in our postbox most recently. Obviously a promotional mixtape from back in days revived or a clever fake for a reason as the tape cover refers to an ominous DJ Wolfi Bernreuther no-one has ever heard of before, living in an even more dubious city named Drübnitz (Kelm) that is not to be found on any map. But no matter what, these so-called mastermixes are good fun for all lovers of  AcidHouse, Hip- and EuroHouse, ItaloDisco and early NuBeat-influenced Frankfurt Techno. Bringing in all the hits of that era alongside quite a bunch of lesser known but still fascinating tunes in a nostalgia-evoking sound quality of a slightly worn out cassette the "Zechenloe Mastermixes 06/90" perfectly reflect on the sound of mixtape culture flourishing in the wild and exploding dance & DJ scene of the very late 80s and early 90s, an era of raw sound and endless euphoria that is the foundation of all what we we call electronic dance music today. Lovely!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Dr. NoiseM - Harsh X-Ray (Official Video)

Heavy cut-up Industrial Breakcore Noize released as a limited to 23 copies edition on floppy disk via the mysterious imprint Dr NoiseM Tapes. Do not watch this video if you're suffering from epilepsy as it might trigger attacks.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Impressions from #lsb_TV #34

These three screencaps might give a brief idea of the impressive set up we had at the Alex Berlin TV studio while broadcasting the 34th #lsb_TV show. A nice 6 hours ride with all the musical fam and a few new membes of the crew. Extra props go out to Mr. Uli Sigg for the most amazing visual work!

For all the trainspotters out there here is an alphabetical list of all records used throughout baze.djunkiii's exploration of Ambient and Illbient realms.

Andrew Thomas - Hushhh [Kompakt 105]
Audiokollektiv - Musik Für Dein Erstes Rendezvous [TAD 003]
Cass. - Loops & Farewell Sketches [Shhhh... Records]
K.O.T. - 1991 - 1998 [K.O.T.]
Leandro Fresco  - Amor Internacional [Kompakt 069]
Loops Of Your Heart - And Never Ending Nights [Magazine 005]
Masayoshia Fujita & Jan Jelinek - Bird, Lake, Objects [Faitiche 003]
Nuel - Trance Mutation [Further Records]
ø - Syväys [Sähkö Records]
Slope - Slope [Interference Records  Whitelabel]
Tangerine Dream - Sorcerer O.S.T. [MCA Records]
Tattva - Rhythms Of Jala [Interference Records Berlin Whitelabel]
Wolfgang Voigt - Rückverzauberung 6 [Magazine 007]

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Dr. NoiseM - Reset My Pain [T.R.U.P. Rec 037]

A late arrival from the Russia-based, CDr-focused diy-imprint T.R.U.P. Rec is this April 2014-released two track piece crafted by the still mysterious Dr. NoiseM operating sonic assaults under his remarkable "Fuck melody I want shit music!" slogan. With the first, 37-minute spanning track "Pain Disordered Reality" the unknown doctor starts things with fragile, atmospheric drones and a few, not melodic yet harmonic tones which are heavily interrupted by bass-focused distorsion signals, digital clicks and strange glitches consisting of seemingly timestretched scratch moves. As the track continues these early elements are heavily vandalized by elements consisting of clipping filters and feedback loops, wooden clonks, corrupted voice echoes as well as harsh Rhythm Industrial, quirky lo-fi bleeps, sliced bassdrums and other non-musical elements providing a physically demanding but still well-hypnotic evolution in unpleasant and irritating sound that finally finds it's short climax in a short Noize eruption and perturbing sirens taking over. The second, only 8 minutes long, piece on this one is the title track "Reset My Pain" is quite the opposite of chaos, a highly defined, hyperdigital Phonk for augmented realities, Borg-raves, twisted scratch machines and breakdance robots fallen for Clicks'n'Cuts and other musical output built from unheard, hidden sounds of the digital age. Recommended.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Geko ft. Mubzy & Spenriko - It's Real

Street shit? Street shit. We're locked on UK HipHop.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sascha Müller pres. The Flow (Soundtrack)

And now to something completely different. The man Sascha Müller, known for his prolific, high quality work in the field of mostly Acid and Techno as well as for curiously branching out in his explorations of other musical realms has turned his headz towards stage art, providing the soundtrack for a theatrical play named "The Flow" that was staged in the German city of Münster recently. Although we haven't seen the play yet the 47 minutes of soundtrack  / stage music comprises of elements like Tango, BigBeat, Computer Game Sound in conjunction with Asian elements, classic Electro, Breakdance music, Deep Listening Ambient and - of course - sparse abstract, robotic Techno that's surprisingly sporting heavy EDM / Brostep basslines providing an intense contrast of full-on energy and a skeletal structure. Especially the electroid masterpiece named "Basketball" is a tune that is well remarkable, featuring all the right ingredients to be featured in a future sequel to Dave Clarkes seminal "X-Mix: Electro Boogie" if there's one to be some day and possibly one of the best, emotionally complex tunes in Sascha Müller's back catalogue of thousands of tunes released and produced throughout his career. That guy is still exploring new paths and we gotta give him thumbs up for that - great work!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Mus.hiba - White Girl [Noble Label Promo]

Just released via the Tokyo-based Noble Label is "White Girl", the debut album of the Japanese producer mus.hiba who's been able to gather some attention due to his use of artificial voices singing on top of his cloudy, intimate and melodic Electronica pieces  since his first Soundcloud uploads in 2011. Generated from a free vocal library the crystalline, super fragile lyrics bring in a special kind of hyper synthetic melancholia that could well stem from one of the countless Japanese manga series telling tales of white knights, lost love and romanticism in a universe far far away whilst the electronic foundation is swinging back and forth between Skweee, Beatmaker electronics, intimate Downtempo- as well as even Leftfield Pop moments and - in parts - a deep, more abstract and slightly fragmented Juke-reminiscing feel that takes the genre to unknown yet soft-spoken territories. With "Doll" we find the most fascinating tune on "White Girl", an abstract, Piano-featuring piece of Space Ambient / Intelligent Electronics with sparse, skeletal beats and a robotic sci-fi twist whilst the follow up "Moonlight" is one of the most caressing pieces in electronic music we've come across throughout the past months. Finally fans of slow jams will be well fond of the closing "Hitori" waving farewell as a glockenspiel-sporting, heartfelt ballad for lovers of Manga Pop Futurisms. Otaku's will love it. For sure.

Monday, December 15, 2014

20.12.2014 #lsb_TV 34 broadcasted via Alex.TV / Berlin

6 hours experimental electronic music & visuals.

midnight to sunday morning 6 am
central european time

broadcasted on Alex Berlin TV / Berlin terrestrial radio & webstream

full show lineup:

monsieur fleury feat. christof

uli sigg 
jammin unit

daniel katzenstab 
dr walker

hendrik mokry

datis 5 L

webstream here...

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Whitehouse Performed By Zeitkratzer [Zeitkratzer Records 0017 Promo]

The ever busy Zeitkratzer collective, originally founded by Reinold Friedl in 1997, set sails for a new musical adventure, a new recording, which took place at the festival Music Action in Nancy / France where the nine piece group performed their interpretation of music originally created by the legendary Industrial group Whitehouse, led by William Bennett who is joining Zeitkratzer on vocals in the opener "Daddo" here. And although the use of  instruments like violin, violoncello, piano, clarinet, french horn and others might suggest the sound of a proper orchestra we're still talking about the music of Whitehouse here, a name and band being synonymous for unrest and unsettledness, for discomfort and unpleasuring intensity, both in musical performance and with regards to content and political message, that still remains shocking to a majority of people and even with a good amount of experience in intense, experimental music some of the darkness and evil unveiled might be hard to bear - especially the last two minutes of the opener are a good example for this lyrical phenomenon. With the second track "White Whip" hypnotic, Didgeridoo-like dronings meet nervous, super high frequency swirls, explosions and Noize eruptions all over the stereo field whilst soft strings try to pave their way through the vast chaos. In the slurping "Foreplay" sirens meet dark, drooling, highly degenerated creatures ready for actions one is not recommended to think about and the screamingly intense, strident tones of "Incest" in combination with classical, near-Ambient strings and utterly mad male vocal emissions can surely be seen as depiction in sound when it comes to the act of forced incest with minors, speaking child rape - the tortured souls fleeing from pain and abuse of any kind. Finally the fevering, ritual interpretation of "Fanatics" seems to evoke ancient fears of mankind, bringing in slow drum pulses, demonic hissing and spiralling insect-like noises that leave no doubt about the fact that something huge and well-ominous is lurking somewhere in the dark corners of the usually tutelary cave. Do not play this to minors! They might  be harmed.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Rasmus Fisker - Hydra [Clang 021 Promo]

Just released on 24th of November via Clang is "Hydra", the debut album of the Denmark-rooted artist / producer Rasmus Fisker and a ten track longplay piece pleasing those being into - slighty organic - Ambient structures, deep listening electronics and Clicks'n'Cuts based aesthetics alike.  From the deep, introvert, pure and possibly Jazz-infused Piano Ambient "Interlude" to the surely Clicks'n'Cuts schooled, dulcimer (?) featuring and partially distorted Indietronics piece "Hemis" via the albums title track that fuses calm, foggy and slowly floating structures with quirky, hyperdigital distortions heavily disrupting the original flow the musical journey goes, including fragile crystal Drones shoegazing on top of dubby, digital structures like in "Enter" or the contemplative yet buzzing contrast to be found in the nice, classy Electronica work of "Sleep Patterns" which is to be picked as our personal favorite here. Based on the impression of these few tracks alone, followed by more of a similar kind of class, one can easily tell that Rasmus Fisker is one of the producers to watch out for if one's missing the timeless, tender yet experimental approach that seemed to be common sense in the Electronica scene of the late 90s and early 00's but for some reason faded whilst making way for what's now called Beatmaker or GlitchHop music. We like.