Saturday, March 30, 2013

Rudelbumsführer Alois Glotz - Das Privileg Des Bessergestellten [Voluntary Whores 006 Promo]

Started not that long ago the Voluntary Whores-imprint already developed into one of the most reliable providers of EEM - Experimental Electronics Music that is - hailing from Germany, releasing quality art tapes in regular intervals of only a few weeks in between. After their latest HateNoize excess the label is ready to serve some deeper stuff again that - although Noize is still involved here - consists more of cold spiralling, dense monodrones, volume changes,  knob and filter fiddling leading to feedbacks and flickering, sci-fi'esque effects, static low level noises, and a very diy-homerecording approach that will be loved by all supporters of the true underground, bedroom mailorders and hand copied fanzines with roots in the Industrial culture. And whoever the man behind Rudelbumsführer Alois Glotz is - he needs to be shot for that silly name. Soon.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Sascha Müller - Home [Pharmacom Records]

The ever productive studio addict named Sascha Müller is back on his own Pharmacom Records with his album release number... nobody really knows the exact number but I presume he hits the 80+ full length album mark with this one. But who cares about numbers despite when it comes to limitations as there are are only 20 copies of this CDr piece available worldwide although in a better world an album like this should be appreciated by more than such a limited amount of listeners. No matter if its friendly Electronica ("Watch This Space"), contemplative Deep Listening ("Listen To Your Inner Voice"), nearly beatless dancefloor fillers ("Das Lebende Ziel Der Zeit") or classic Ambient ("Blue Sky") that's floating through your speakers, each and every track featured on this album is a true masterpiece in its own right, serving nothing but calm, timeless musical beauty and embracing sonic structures that need to be heard all over the planet and would've been well fitting on a groundbreaking label like Warp back in the early 90s. Get this.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Mihai Popoviciu - Here [Poker Flat Recordings 137]

Recently released via Poker Flat Recordings is Mihai Popovicius debut 12" for Steve Bugs main imprint, serving a bunch of four well pumping TechHouse tracks with a futuristic attitude serving nothing but dancefloor pleasure. Especially the starter named "Call Me" with its longing vocal sample and seductive synthline is quite a weapon, perfectly fitting in to the Poker Flat universe where there's always room for tense and moody tracks. But also the title track "Here" as well as "Curbat" and "Low" on the flip are made to work club floors right with their basic but functional structure and trademark sample work that has a unique but still familiar feel that will be quickly recognized and greeted with a warm welcome by the worldwide clubbing crowd. Nice one.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Dr. NoiseM - Earthquake [Dr. NoiseM Tapes]

A new tape label seems to be popping up with this one and one that seems to be dealing with a more conceptual shade of things as there are four "Earthquake"-related tunes announced on this one of which two are nothing but silence whilst "Erdbeben 7,2" deals with a heavily distorted ElectroNoise assault and "Erdbeben 9,5" sticks to that attitude as well but adds even more panic and aggression combined with field recordings and tense news outtakes into its overall sonic attitude. Intense.

A Free Acid Fix By David Sardelle

Two deep tunes served for public pleasure by Mr. David Sardelle - get on the DL.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

baze.djunkiii Charts 03/2013

01. Björk - Bastards [One Little Indian]
First and foremost I purchased this one for Omar Souleyman's massive, ethno-indian flavored remix of "Crystalline" that totally amazed me when dropped by Mixmaster Morris at the Holoversum event back in 2011. Unfortunately I missed the 12" release of this remix so I was finally happy to add it to my vinyl collection. But as Björk isn't only a great and ever inspiring artist in herself but also proved great taste in her choice of remixers all the other reworks on this LP have been and are still growing on me steadily - no matter if they're crafted by Hudson Mohawke, Alva Noto, Current Value, Matthew Herbert, These New Puritans or others. Fully recommended and not to be missed for any reason.

02. Thievery Corporation - Culture Of Fear EP [ESL Music]
This is my new jam when it comes to HipHop and I'm stunned that Thievery Corporation are serving such a banger as they're mostly known for their loungy Downtempo stuff. No bling bling involved, this one's pure dope, just beats and rhymes and a raw oldskool vibe that'll never grow old on anyone. Put the needle on the record and it'll make your head nod within less than 16 bars. Play this 7" piece in a club and you'll see a happy, jam-packed dancefloor bouncing back and forth within seconds. Highly recommended shit.

03.[LDTD 003]
One-sided whitelabel 12" on clear vinyl with exactly no information but a graphic stamp that is to be called nothing less than a huge hit to be. ClubTechno with obvious references to the dubby side of things featuring classic sounds and a big bassline taking over after a ravey mid-tune break, introducing a sweet Acid line that's made to set large warehouse raves on fire. Essential.

04. Sankt Göran - Local Legend EP [Crimecity Disco 006 Whitelabel] 
What a sweet double-A-sided 12" served by Gothenburg's Sankt Göran who manages to fuse a KrautDisco-related feel with positive, frolicking synth-lines - although these are a bit darker when it comes to the title track - and a dancefloor focused attitude in between Deep- and ChicagoHouse vibes. A record as spring as spring can get.

05. Daniel Dexter - Focus On [Poker Flat Recordings Promo]
See review for details...

06. Echo Inspectors - Lunar Shadows [Primary Colurs 001]
DubTechno in its purest form - very hypnotic and stripped down but still carrying the echoes once sent out to the world by the likes of Basic Channel and their associated imprints. Quality crafted and floating through time and space when it comes to the original version whilst Luke Hess' remix work on the flip speeds up things and clearly aims at primetime dancefloors serving sharp, threatening hi-hats without losing the essence of DubTechno on the way. Pretty focused and timeless.

07. Natas / Exill / Kerdoor / Ju Smd [Satane Merdeux 002]
For some reasons I'll always have a thing for the Tribe Tekno scene - not so much because of their DIY-structures, independent attitude and open air parties but more for their music which seems to be fueled with special powers, thrilling and highly energetic stuff that combines a lot of styles and spirits. There's the obvious Acid, ever spiralling sounds, the echoing spirit of Rave, the driving uptempo beats that make dancing bodies sweat within minutes and uncompromising drums that do nothing put push forward all the time. And sometimes there's even - like in Exill's and Kerdoor's uber-ly funny track here - a bit of oldskool'ish tripping Trance involved that makes me smile. Rave strikes back!

08. Francesco [Francesco Series 001]
A quite mysterious release not only living up to its stern artwork but also to an overall attitude of being serious and concrete. Whilst "DX8" is a tense, hyper-hypnotic Techno banger of the stripped down and minimalistic kind - not: MinimalTechno! - the flip side serves excursions into the field of deep and dark Piano Ambient as well as into sterile, abstract Electro assaults. This kind of variety can't be denied so try to get hold of your copy soon.

09. Incite Hu - Gift EP [Hafenschlamm Records 083]
There won't be darkness. There is. What's to be found on this 12" put on the circuit via the Hamburg-based imprint Hafenschlamm Records is a flash back in time into dark grey era of the late 70s and early 80s which saw the rise of the so-called Ingenious Dilettantes, an experimental, partly ProtoIndustrial movement of musical amateurs creating sound out of nothing, based on tape loops, found objects, selfmade non-instruments and other stuff, a conceptual Musique Concrete that - in its very best moments - neither followed rules nor structures, capturing a zeitgeist of nuclear war scenarios and communist angst. This is what's to be felt whilst listening to the A-side of this one, an Incite Hu live recording from a show at the Golden Pudel Club that sounds like a Crack-driven sleepover with Unit Moebius and Vatican Shadow, building dark'ish layers of Industrial Noises, numb rhythms and non-rhythmic feedbacks mixed up with jazzy tones and nightmarish vocal fragments. On the flip there are two version of the anti-song "Arsch Brennt" which might work experimental Industrial floors well when they're based in rotten basements and filled with ecstatic, hard spanking people, dancing and leaking with salty sweat. Limited to 147 copies world wide this tune will never be a hit, but there'll be people totally loving it for a reason. True underground.   

10. Cspok - Journey [Black Wall 002 Whitelabel]
As you might already know I've never been the one to deny a proper Chicago jam and this is what we get here although this whitelabel 12" hails from Russia and unveils nothing but a minimum of information. But as it is all about music let's just say this one has a proper 1988/9 feel despite higher production standards and if you love your classic Mr. Fingers tracks from the heart this one might be your new jam.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

James Hawley - DJungle Unchained

A massive ever spiralling mix exclusively built from the back catalogue of one of my favorite labels - mixed and selected by James Hawley, the man recently interviewed on these pages under his Jack Acid moniker.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

First We Must Deal With The Light Of Nature And Then With Decency - Eating Cum Is Safer Than Fucking Jesus In The Ass [Voluntary Whores 005 Promo]

What a name. And what a release. A pink - yes, girly fucking pink - cassette tape with homosexual Jesus artwork and free pope crowned-condom that was used (or not ?) for things noone ever wants to think about. This alone might be too much for many people but those who're able to stand the artwork and title will be pretty annoyed by the non-music contained on the fifth of the Voluntary Whores label which can be described as an evil, overly destructive maelstrom made of distortion, high frequency feedbacks plus a whole lot of Harsh- and HateNoize that is not - and I repeat myself here: NOT - to be played out to minors or other instable characters or those suffering from any kind of psychic disease. And this is although the untitled B-side excess holds some funny or at least humorous moments when high frequency feedbacks sound like tortured and whining glove puppets or absurd marionettes like beaker from Sesame's Street. Limited to 50 copies worldwide. For a reason.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

PINK MINIMALISM @ Das Drehmoment / Berlin

Finally our Berlin friends of Das Drehmoment have added PINK MINIMALISM to their mailorder shop - get it here... . Only a few are copies available from their website so you're recommended to grab your copy soon and make sure you don't miss the great Kaval "Sky Of Mirrors" LP which has been released on their own label!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Sascha Müller [Super 6 Records Extra 004]

Recently released via Super 6 Records is Sascha Müller latest self-titled tape release and once again we're taken on journey through the full spectrum of electronic music starting with the deep Electronica-piece "Zeitsprung" to simplistic technoid sketches built on a foundation of clunky bassdrums that seem to hail from a different era when just a few raw loops were enough to make so-called Techno and even those skeletal layouts seemed to be shocking for people only used to song structures the rising scene tried to overcome. Sounds like someone rediscovered a fistful of lost and pretty harmless demo tracks from these early day, some of them weird, some of them carrying a certain deepness and sweet ideas, some trying to move the dancefloor with a trancey appeal and compiled them for this one before the original DATs derelict. For die-hard fans only that like the dry aesthetics of Steve Stoll's former Datacloud alias and similar releases. 

Saturday, March 09, 2013

UFO! - Trolling (Free Download)

They call it TrollTrap - we call it hate.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Joasihno - A Lie [Alien Transistor Promo]

Scheduled for April 5th via Alien Transistor is "A Lie", the second full length album by Christoph Beck and Nico Sierig a.k.a. Joasihno which are following the paths of positive LoFi here, referring to intimate Indie and Folk ambitions and carrying echoes of Post- and PostPostRock within their music. All ten tracks are filled with a playful, but never naive joy that pretty much feels like a late warm summer afternoon hanging out with your favorite folks, sitting in the sun, having long chats and a pretty good, relaxing time that seems to last forever and a day. These are the days you'll be remembering all your life and you'll be looking back to forever and whenever you do you gonna be hearing a track light "Some Light" or "Black Holes And White Noises" somewhere in your head. Melancholia will hit and makes you searching your shelves for this album again. Because it's a good one.

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Scheduled For April 5th: The Return Of The German Angst (Digital Mixtape)

Kiel-based Goth-/Wave-legends NO MORE are about to unleash a new digital mixtape including two new versions of their uber-hit "Suicide Commando", a collaboration with their long-time friends Psyche and remixes of tracks taken from their recent album "Sisyphus". Included in this remix package as well is a rework of the album track "123456789" crafted by BETA-ZERFALL partners baze.djunkiii & Herr Brandt.

Full tracklist:

02. SUICIDE COMMANDO (v.32.x) - 2013 ReRecording by NO MORE
03. LEAVING BERLIN - Heavenly Satellite Mix by NO MORE
04. NOT FAR TO GO - Nightdrive Mix by NO MORE
05. 123456789 - baze.djunkiii & Herr Brandt Dream A NuDream Remix
06. TAKE ME TO YOURS - Velvet Condom Remix
07. GRITTY EXISTENCE - No Hope - No Fear - Remix by NO MORE
08. SUICIDE COMMANDO - by Manoush feat. Obee