Monday, August 31, 2015

Family Fodder - Playing Golf

Originally released in 1979 and now to be reissued via Staubgold in October 2k15 - is this a blueprint for Psychedelic Punk?

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Restgeräusch - 4x15min.15sec. [Od_Ex Trip 001]

This is a 2001-released classic that was handed to us recently by Mr. Patrick Peetz of Odrex Music @ the Taubertal-Festival 2k15 and although these pages are mostly dedicated to reviews of new stuff this album is too important to not review this - especially as the second Restgeräusch album named "Volume II - 2x30Min. 30 Sec." on Mille Plateaux is one of our favorite Noize / Experimental albums ever. With their third and final album Cem Oral and Roger Cobernus once again explore the world of microtonal adventures and highly reinforced field recordings within an ongoing 61 minutes journey - not split into four parts as the title might suggest. Expect a deep, highly ruminant trip through calm, undulating Noize, electrical buzzing and what seem to be obscured field recordings of random background voices whilst scattered, yet thunderous roars and sweeping winds from far away galaxies appear here and there, accompanied by high frequency beeps, strange throbbing noises and slow, yet hyper-intense build-ups and crescendoes gradually annihilating the consumers brain cells for a reason before the last ten minutes of "4x15min. 15sec." provide a psyched out variation on subaquatic rumble and echoes of trippin Acid that slowly fade into dead silence. Still relevant after nearly 15 years. 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Troum & Raison D'Etre - De Aeris In Sublunaria Influx [Essence Music 024 Promo]

Released earlier this month via Essence Music is "De Aeris In Sublunaria Influxu", the latest collaborational effort of Troum and Raison D'Etre. Holding seven tracks and being limited to 700 copies this album sees Stefan Knappe and Martin Gitschel a.k.a. Troum meeting up with the Swedish producer Perter Andersson a.k.a Raison D'Etre for an approximately 68+ minutes long journey into Deep Listening Music on the border of Dark Ambient,  providing mostly beatless, yet intense music slowly evolving in each and every track of which four out of seven exceed the 10 minutes mark for a reason. Partly focussing on the the droney, ambient'ish side of the musical spectrum but also branching out into calm, contemplative and ritualistic territories through repetetive guitar meditations and brooding, om-like low frequency modulations in tracks like "Oculum Mundi" whilst getting - kinda predictably due to the tracks name - ethereal in "Athmosphaera" the conjunctional studio force of these two projects also results in fragile, crystalline strings that meet subaquatic surfs in "Meditationum", the albums longest and possibly also deepest musical work alongside the final "Ad Inifinitum". Check out if you love your Deep Listening Music right from the heart.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Hainbach - Ashes [self-released tape]

More news from the tape side of things have it that Hainbach, the experimental project of the Berlin-based producer Stefan Paul Goetsch, has released the new album "Ashes" only recently - a limited to 100 copies, hand-numbered blue cassette album featuring a dozen tracks representing the artists musings throughout these days.  Using and abusing modular synths and tape loops Hainbach creates beautiful, crackling and contemplating ambience, serves fluid sci-fi minimalisms for interplanetary dancefloors with the albums title track "Ashes", score'esque, melancholic Deep Listening Music ("Still Life") as well as bubbly and friendly Electronica-reminiscing sound architecture partly evoking fond memories of early Plaid or the long-gone Heimelektro Ulm Tonquellen label. Furthermore we'll find super-tense, alien'esque sounds morphing all over the place ("Forrest Road"), fragile, crystalline melodies levitating weightlessly across the universe, church bells and organs turning into biased, highly dramatic glockenspiel-sounds ("Churches"), tender Piano tape loops meet galopping, meandering rhythm structures and echo-heavy three dimensional Ambient for those who know alongside many other, highly enjoyable explorations in contemporary electronic listening music. Recommended.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Ove NaXx – Sex-Drug-Breakcore (DJ Donna Summer Remix)

Mayhem! BrockOut! Jungle! Havoc! There's no way not to love this. DJ Donna Summer in full effect.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Various Artists - Doku-Aquarelle: Radlweg Pasing- Hauptbahnhof [Raketenbasis Haberlandstrasse 017 Promo]

Coming in via the Munich-based imprint Raketenbasis Haberlandstrasse is this limited to 20 - sic! - copies double tape box release that has been put on the circuit earlier this month and features a bunch of seven trax accompanied by additional art print inlays for collectors of leftfield'ish underground electronic music from the far out vaults ofthe spectrum. With Lias Föge's "C Schwarzthirtler" we're exploring krauty Synth Ambient realms, Mete Amming's "In De Mergedol" serves beat-emulating filterisms for ultraminimalistic dancefloors, Gradar's "Vatre Rucker" brings in deep Synth melancholia and PRS' "Badqualitymusic" serves nice lo-fi Electronica / Phonk crossovers with a little bouncy Acid twist before Gebert Fieth-Harnung delivers some bleepy, playful micromusicality with "Keine Angst, Keine Angst Rosmarin (Emmental Elemental)" which is the final tune on the first tape. On tape two we see the Breakcore- / Hardcore-producer Low Entropy coming up with some dark'ish, distorted SloMo turns proper Hardcore accompanied by harsh vocoders and a little bit of Mescalinum United-feel entitled "Cyborg Tribal Sex Dance"on side C whilst Alessandro provides quirky, rumbling Broken Techno vs Dark Ambient with his contribution "VAL-056" which is focussing on the ultimate lo-fi and low frequency side of the spectrum.

A great limited collectors box for but unfortunately Deutsche Post crushed our promo version - we do not approve of this!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

NO MORE - Turnaround (Official Video)

That's what we'd call a proper vintage video. Nice one.

The Ex - The Ex at Bimhuis (1991 - 2015) [Ex Records 143 / Bimhuis 011 Promo]

36 years is a long time for a band. And it's been 36 years since Dutch musical outfit The Ex has come to life back in 1979, a lifetime career still in progress which took the band on a journey from Anarcho Punk to Improv, Jazz, Noise and beyond. And it was the jazzier side of things that led to the first The Ex show at the now legendary Bimhuis venue which became their unofficial homebase in subsequent years, with thirteen gigs - both concerts & festivals - played at that venue within a twenty-five years timespan. These days Bimhuis is celebrating this very special anniversary with a special double CD album including 24 selected live recordings from Bimhuis concerts, a massive 32-page booklet featuring photos, trivia and loads of information about the bands history. Following a chronological order we see the band evolving from raw Punk vs Free Jazz roots to fascinating, repetetive workouts ("Pretty Cattle Office"), catchy PostPunk flirtations ("Lied Der Steinklopfer") and spooky, Theremin-sporting scores, ritual'esque ecstasy ("Sonic Broom") towards noisy excess ("Ex Guitars'n'Han"), heavy machine-reminiscing grooves ("Symphony For Machines"), cinematic drama vs. Dutch poetry  ("Gronings Liedje"), funky excursions, contemporary Indie ("Bourgeois Blues" / "24 Problems") and way beyond, taking us - and especially their fans, of course - on an exciting journey for sure. Defo a nice one.

Monday, August 24, 2015

baze.djunkiii vlog #19 - chart haul 08/2015

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Riza - Don't Sleep On Me (Freestyle Street Video)

UK HipHop on fire. Dope beats, nice flow. And here we go.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

[aniYo kore] - All Of Us (Official Video)

aniYo kore - All Of Us (Official Music Video) from [aniYo kore] on Vimeo

Our favorite TripHop / Downbeat-outfit [aniyo Kore] is back with another great video as a prequel for their forthcoming third album that's due to be released in October 2k15. Dopeness, ganja business, a true vintage Portishead-feel and deep lyrics for those who know. Check!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Dr. NoiseM - The CDr A-B-C: B [Dr. NoiseM Tapes]

And here it is - the second part of Dr. NoiseM's new, twentysix album spanning series "The CDr A-B-C". And, compared to the recently view first part we see "B" exploring more spine-tingling, horrific and score'esque like territories, catering haunting atmospheres, ghostly voices and slightly distorted respiratory sounds which meet musical outings somewhat in between horror scores like "Nightmare On Elmstreet 2", the darkness of Tangerine Dreams "Sorcerer" as well as vibes both influenced by the super-psychedelic side of Pink Floyd as well as Klaus Schulze's countless Ambient / Experimental outings on the former Brain label. If you're a fan of endless guitar feedbacks, slowly morphing sonic sculptures and uberly toxic, abandoned alien swamps inhabited by a variety of dark-minded, mutant entities this is an album to check out for sure. Also recommended for lonely, bitterly cold winter nights.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Dr. NoiseM - The CDr A-B-C: A [Dr. NoiseM Tapes]

Recently released via his very own imprint Dr. NoiseM Tapes is the very first part of Dr. NoiseM's new, ongoing series "The CDr A-B-C" which , as plans have it, will have one single CDr album dedicated to each letter of the alphabet. Released on a monthly basis for 26 months in a row each  subsequent CDr album will be limited to 26 hand-numbered pieces only - a large-scale musical project dedicated to all lovers of collectibles. With the letter "A" Dr. NoiseM leads us into the land of haunting static Noize and stone-cold Death Ambient, where befouled winds blow and deep, organic bass drones start to unfold past minute 11 of 64+ in this one track album. Making further progress the slowly evolving, funereal low-frequencies seem to pay homage to projects like Kallabris which are well-known and appreciated for their deep musical melancholia, providing a warm and versant subtext to the still present, slightly changing static, later on accompanied by high-pitched, alienating strings which fully prove that there's lots of versatility and dark beauty to be found in Dark- and Death Ambient for a reason. A masterly crafted piece for sure.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

John Callaghan - Indomitable (Official Video)

ElectroWave meets Drum'n'Rave... or just a mad man at work? What a banger!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Mural - Tempo [Sofa Music Promo]

Forthcoming on September 1st, 2015 on Norwegian Sofa Music imprint is "Tempo", the most recent 3-CD spanning album outing by Mural, an experimental trio consisting of Jim Denley, Kim Myhr and Ingar Zach which have recorded this box package throughout their third - originally four hours spanning - performance at the Rothko Chapel in Houston / Texas in April 2013. Meandering somewhat in between pure improvisation, super leftfield FreeJazz and droning, hypnotizing, live-created PostAmbient the three musicians take us on a journey through the whole spectrum from super buzzing, insectoid sounds to calm, dream-like guitar sequences reminiscing of early Balearic vibes, minimalistic drum vs glockenspiel parts, thrilling stakkatos beyond any imagination, musique noir, yearning and lonely wind section episodes as well as squealing, nerve-wrecking flutes, perilous drumming and much more, such as swelling crescendoes to be found on the last of the three discs, "Tempo" caters an intense listening experience beyond regular formats or categories to all fans of free-floating FreeJazz and advanced experimentalism. Nice.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Membranes - Dark Matter / Dark Energy [Cherry Red Promo]

It's been a little more than 25 years - yes, that's a quarter of a century - since The Membranes,  PostPunk-legends of their own right and John Peel-favourites, released their latest longplay piece "To Slay The Rock Pig" back in 1989 and although the band has been kinda active on the release circuit again with four 7"es since 2009 coming back with a full album is a strong message after all these years of silence, especially as the band still sounds as raw and angry as in their heydays. Influenced by a lot of science things happening around the CERN and Higgs Boson Project their lyrics deal with scientific topics these days but their musical approach takes us well back into the dark'ish and grey days of UK's Thatcherism, great social and economic depression as well as the fear of a global nuclear war within only a few seconds. Aggression, desolation, anger and distress, raw studio production that lives up to the original vibe of the genre, a strong connection to original Punk as well as to ultra noisy Rock but also classic, stripped down PostPunk / P-Funk like in "Money Is Dust" or the heavy Funk-induced "Space Junk" that seems to be a killer blueprint prequel to popular 90s Crossover outfits like Rage Against The Machine alongside droney, beatless, experimental interludes like "The Multiverse Suite" and some high-octane anthems named "If You Enter The Universe You've Got To Be Prepared To Deal With The Lions", "Hail To The Lovers" and "In The Graveyard" which - not only titlewise - leans more towards the Wave- / Goth-side of things add up to a great musical variety that will be highly appreciated by all bat-like creatures of the night wavering around widely unknown and likely unnamed underground venues, filled with likeminded, partly undead souls, misfits and pale, vampire'esque beauty queens ready to break your hearts... forever. Check.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Erland Dahlen - Blossom Bells [Hubro Music Promo]

Scheduled for release via Hubro Music on August 28th, 2015 is "Blossom Bells" - the sophomore album effort by the Norwegian drummer and musician Erland Dahlen. Within six tracks and 37 minutes Dahlen is creating dark and krauty instrumental spheres on this longplayer, adding layers and layers of various sounds like chromatic blossom bells, various percussions, saw, electronic pieces and unique, custom-built instruments to a scenic, story-telling effect partly filled with silent longing and melancholia but also catering raw and untamed energy like in the slightly aggressive drumming of the Progressive Rock-reminiscing "Pipe" or spaced out, Morricone-like scores provided by the tense and spine-tingling 8 minutes of "Knife". With "Iron" we enter a more threatening, dangerous sonic world in which evil, mutant creatures might be lurking in dark'ish corners, "Hammer" fuses ethereal theremin-sounds with muscular KrautRock and finally the title combines fragile, crystalline and twinkle-toed melodies with military snare rolls to a mysterious, otherworldly effect. A good one for sure.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Sascha Müller [Supersix Records Extra 033]

And here it is - the 33rd untitled album of Sascha Müller released on his very own imprint Supersix Records Extra including eleven tracks from the inexhaustible vaults of this super productive artist. Starting things with two mixes of the track "See My Tears" we enter the world of tropical drums and TechTrance with the so-called 'Progressive Mix' whilst the 'Vocal Club Mix' comes up with a full-on, quality Trance vibe that meets a few cliches but totally proves that this - mostly commercialized - genre has things to offer still. With the follow up "Swamp Chamber" we start our journey to more underground realms with dry, repetetive and mechanical ClubTechno being stripped down to the bone, "Testpress" also rides on a pretty reduced wave but includes trippy filter action and acidic, ever spiralling references here and there before epic, melodic stabs introduce a proper late night Rave feeling and "The Force" provides a powerful but puzzling sonic experience as the whole production seems to focus on the mid-range and high end of the audible spectrum whilst the big boom on the low end is missing. Fans of fever'ish TribalTechno with a noisey House twist will love the deeply pumping "The Gimp" for a reason, a tune that provides a dry, minimalistic main motif which reminds us of DJ Enrique's "The Talent E.P." released via Ladomat /  Playhouse throughout the second half of the nineties, "Unit 1 - Entry" caters dirty, hard, tool'ish, functional Techno to all those who still refer to Techno as highly demanding body music, "Vanguard" stays on the fast lane whilst adding up a few ravey signals to its thrilling, technoid foundation and "Voltage Level" reminisces of jackin' underground shelter parties, serving dry drums and classic shrieking 303-abuse for the real headz. Finally the well-pounding, hyperfunctional "Yeah!!!" keeps all true Techno enthusiasts excited throughout the peak time and the closing tune "Acid Pilot" explores beatless, trippy Ambient realms and extraterrestrial swamps throughout a total runtime of nearly 12 minutes. Quality stuff!

Monday, August 10, 2015

The Crooked Brothers - Thank You I'm Sorry [The Instrument Village 011 Promo]

Scheduled for release via The Instrument Village on August 11th, 2015 is "Thank You I'm Sorry", the third full length album effort by the three-piece band outfit The Crooked Brothers. Meandering in between acoustic AltCountry, bluesy campfire feel, Americana and intimate Folk all nine songs to be found on this longplay piece are breathing untamed wilderness and long lonely hacks to the fullest whilst the whole albums attitude combines an overall feel of hard work, yearning for adventure and general, genuine, fully authentic nostalgia coated by an undefined darkness - especially when it comes to the energetic "Organs On Demand" or the hellish "Lightning In My Chest" - that one doesn't find often in musical pieces reviewed on these pages. So if you're planning to explore musical realms beyond your usual tastes this might be an interesting start for sure.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

baze.djunkiii Charts 08/2015

01. Prinzhorn Dance School - Home Economics [DFA Records]
Well, call me fanboy but if I had to name any favorite band of all time I think I'd go for Prinzhorn Dance School and would totally love to see them live again at some point. Once again they cater a fascinating six track menu of masterly crafted, stripped-down Minimal PostPunk - this time pressed on a limited edition of 1000 copies on dark red vinyl and aiming for a vibe a little more intimate and softened compared to the more hard-edged, slightly aggressive roughness of previous releases. Recommended for more than a reason and possibly my personal album highlight of 2015.

See track feature for further details...  

02. DJ Rashad - 6613 [Hyperdub Records 090]
From the unreleased archives of DJ Rashad who passed away way too early the Hyperdub Records crew picks out four bangers he produced with members of the mighty Teklife crew like DJ Spinn, Gant-Man, Taso and DJ Manny for this release which caters both the needs of those addicted to cold floorin', futuristic Crimescene Juke with two tracks as well as pleasing those craving for highly pitched Disco / Soul sample madness on the flip. Tunage!

03. Boaz - White Block [Flexi Disko No.4]
This the most surprising release we've seen in 2015 so far - brought to the world by the Austrian lable Flexi Disko and re-introducing a format that was considered dead and gone for ages. But seemingly someone is producing flexi discs again as this square white 7" flexi shows whilst bringing us some supercute, minimalistic 8bit vs. Ingenious Dilletantes sounds for all lovers of stripped-down Minimal- / SynthWave.

04. Trupa Trupa - Headache [Blue Tapes and X-Ray Records Promo]
See review for details...

05. Egoless - Dub Heritage / Dub Dedication [Lion Charge Records 011]
As y'all know I've got a thing for quality Dub since the mid-90s and so I was pretty pleased to find this super deep whitelabel 12" by Egoless sporting two sparse, stripped-down riddims for all lovers of classic Dub and DubHouse weighing in the best of both styles for maximum bass pleasure. Seems like Lion Charge Records is a label to watch out for if you love your Dub from the heart.

06. Digital - Dub Mammoth [Lion Charge Records 010]
Another huge bass-infested Dub weapon on Lion Charge Records, this time created by Drum'n'Bass-producer Digital who explores DubHouse and StepperDub with three top notch tunes on this 12" whilst bowing down to the Reggae classic "Get Up, Stand Up" throughout the intro sequence of the title track "Dub Mammoth". Killer!

07. Sissy Spacek - Snell b/w Weather [Hirntrust Grind Media / Dry Lungs Records Promo]
See review for details... 

08. Anduin - The Last Days Of Montrose House [Infinite Greyscale 006 Promo]
See review for details...

09. Erik Bünger with Jan-Filip Tupa - The Empire Never Ended [Infinite Greyscale 007 Promo]
See review for details...

10. Various Artists - Birds Not Bitches E.P. [Albion Records 005]
GhettoBass and raw, sex-driven GhettoHouse are making a massive comeback with this bangin' hot pink 12" vinyl EP. Four tracks produced by the likes of  DJ Lil Tal, Phran, DJ Handsome and Traxman bring back fond memories of ecstaticly stompin' 90s House crowds and fast-paced killer bass music that will be loved by fans of DJ Assault and his Databass label for a reason. Check!

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Gabi Delgado - 2 [Oblivion / SPV Promo]


Gabi Delgado needs no introduction. His participation in DAF is seminal, his first solo album "Mistress" is a classic and the 1999-attempt to fuse Techno Rave and the raw, approach of DAF in the legendary album "Der DAF / DOS Staat" under the DAF / DOS moniker is nothing but epic still - and also closely connected to pleasant memories as the way younger and pretty much unversed self of the author of these lines got to meet Mr. Delgado for a pre-show interview in Hannover which turned out to be a pretty nice fellow. Sixteen years have passed since this day, the electronic music scene has changed multiple times and Mr. Delgado is still around, with his new 32 track double album "2" to come in mid-August. An album modernistic and timeless that has not forgotten about the highly energetic, hyped dancefloors of the Rave age without relying on worn-out formulas and cliches. The epic combination of compelling beats, huge melodies and jarring basslines sets every club floor on fire within seconds - especially when it comes to huge anthems like "NOKM", "Gott Ist Tot" or the NuSkoolBreaks-reminiscing "Dein Blick" -  whilst Delgado's trademark vocals induce a hyper-erotic command-and-obey feel that's nothing short of super seductive for everyone from goth to raver, Indie-kid, ElectroPunk addict and in between. And even songs like the beat-complex, piano-sporting "Liebeslieder" or the deeply floating, Trance-inducing "Regen" are perfectly suited for being blasted through a huge P.A. rig in the wee hours, pleasing late night dancers and restless creatures of the night. With "Begrüssungsgeld" we're entering a super raw'n'sexy House music on overdrive mode, further into the album we're discovering killer lyrics like 'Feuer, Wasser, Erde, Blitz - Im Winter schreib ich Sommerhits'  and a new version of the former DAF / DOS tune "Festina" whilst "Musik" brings on the most simple, yet fascinating breakbeat-loop we've come across in ages. Going into the second part of "2" we're greeted by another ironic killer anthem entitled "Zerstör Die Disco" which will be regarded as future classic in years to come and so will be the following "Tiere" - a technoid, ever climaxing bass-heavy monster of a song. The spine-tingling uberthrill of "Untergrund" brings in Gabi Delgado's vision of a spliced, rewind-worthy Drum'n'Bass foundation for primetime abuse, "Casioparty" meanders in between LoFi Synth- and scenic FuturePop, the bouncy "Kriegstanz" seems to be influenced by styles like Kuduro as well as bleepy UK Bass-derivatives whilst the deadly subs of the nightmarish, apocalyptic "Angst" reflect years over years in which Gabi Delgado immerged himself in pure sonic bass research - one of the best amongst a shitload of great tracks on this album. With "Bikini" we get a sweet'n'playful summer hit in terms of Minimal Pop House, the reverb-heavy "Im Honig" teases the big room crowd with Acid-reminiscing bass lines and romantic, slightly oriental flute-samples and "Liebe, Sex Und Drogen" fuses stomping beats, ecstatic high energy cut-ups, FrenchTouch and resonating, wobbly bass attacks to a great, impressive, endorphine-driven effect. Our verdict: What a blast of an album - 10 / 10.       

Monday, August 03, 2015

06.08. - 09.08.2015 #scrt_brln Area @ Taubertal-Festival / Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber

Really looking forward to play with a bunch of dear fellows and friends @ Taubertal-Festival on Thursday 6th / Friday 7th / Saturday 8th of August 2015. Visit us at the #scrt_brln area!

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Blay - Icey Instrumental

Stone cold darkness. Large up.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Ulrich Troyer feat. Vin Gordon, Didi Kern & Kassian Troyer - Deadlock Versions [4-Bit Productions 006 Promo]

To be released on August 10th, 2015 via 4-Bit Productions is Ulrich Troyer's latest 4 track single named "Deadlock Versions" which is about to please all lovers of deep, digital Dub waves.  Four versions of the track are rolled out here, serving maximum Dub pleasure with different layers of sounds and FX on top of the stripped-down, Dub minimalism of the well-hypnotizing riddim, introducing timestretched vocoder sounds, heavily dubbed out trombone, super-dry 4/4-based drums with spaced out FX as well as deep, echo-heavy Melodica abuse to the bass-addicted audience. Nice!