Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Sascha Müller - Untitled_N10 [Psychoflop 003]

Sascha Müller is the absolute master of quirky, unusual and sometimes even inconvenient formats and spreading a one track single release out over a nine-part .zip-file stored on nine - !!! - seperate floppy disks is, without any doubt, the epitomy of inconvenience. Put on the circuit as a limited edition of 10 floppy disk box sets we couldn't get ours to work properly by any means but instead now are relying on a CDr copy of the entire track for a review which sees the Uelsen-based producer on a galopping Techno tip, bringing on razor-sharp and evil modulations rising from the depths of a growling sub-layer unleashing distorted monsters from the underworld which lead to dark havoc and heavy dancefloor excess amongst underground ravers and pill-munching punters alike. Oldskool as fuck. 

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Xposed 4Heads feat. Star Girls - Take Off (Official Video)

Lo-fi SpacePop from Milwaukee.. and other planets.

Satoshi Takeishi - Fragments [Clang Records 063]

Released via Clang Records on October 26th, 2k18 is "Fragments", the new ten track album piece created by Japanese composer Sotoshi Takeishi. Mostly based on several rounds of improvisation on several musical instruments Takeishi starts the album with "Corrugated Realm", a musical piece that provides an intimate, spatial experience of being stuck within the inner body of the instruments rather than being an observer / listener whereas "Dust-Dirge" brings on a similarly initimate arrangement of percussive clangs and rattlings, "Futura" dives deep into realms of lo-fi, yet sci-fi bleeps and classic sounds related to retrofuturist computation as one of the most enthralling compositions on this album before "If I See You Again..." weighs in fragile, hovering improvisations on multilayered glockenspiel and xylophones as an impressive take on minimal music. "Initiation" keeps up with the percussive vibe using South East Asian instruments, the short "Futura Reprise" combines the sounds of the original track with more glockenspiel and "Fragment I" drifts off into dreamy, yet ritualistic realms for deep meditation and contemplation. Furthermore we see "El Diablo" provide more scattered, fever'ish percussive moments and strange, possibly field recorded scrapings, "Unfolding" caters more contemplative, Post-PostRock / Indietronica related sounds and the concluding "Fragment II" fuses more single note glockenspiel sounds with rattling woods and metal pieces to a well calming effect. File under: Deep Improv.

Monday, October 29, 2018

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIER: Mörk - Doubt (Official Video)

We're proud to present the very first official video taken from the new EP entitled "The Death Of Mörk" which is about to be released by the Hungarian band outfit Mörk on October 31st, 2k18. Join them on their soulful journey, exploring the nature of dented relationships accompanied by a video that's more of a short film with a surrealistic touch.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Sascha Müller - Dub-Sessions [Sascha Müller Music]

Put on the circuit via his own imprint Sascha Müller Music only recently as a limited, hand-numbered edition of 15 - !!! - mini disc albums worldwide is Sascha Müller's ten track longplayer entitled "Dub-Sessions".  Opening with "Terre De Dub 1" and "Terre De Dub 2", two related variations of deep, yet dancefloor-friendly DubTechno it is, hence its title, pretty clear where the musical focus of this album lies, especially with the subsequent "Polyrhythmic" introducing a proper subaquatic swing to the genre and the "Dub Excelerator" is picking up pace to lead us into realms of Intelligent Techno and dreamy ProtoTrance within seconds. Boarding "Flight 101" our destination is a floating, playfully dubbed out world built on a foundation of ocean-deep sub melodies and levitating pads, "The Fake" employs more of a intertwined, well-melodic ClubTechno vibe which easily takes us back to 1994 and "The Race" brings on hypnotic powers from the darker side of the Intelligent Techno spectrum. Furthermore we see "Innerscape" catering more hypnotic Techno on an uptempo tip, sporting a climaxing, dubbed out stab sequence for moments in deep trance on huge underground warehouse dancefloors whilst the "A-Frame" switches gears and provides a surprisingly low tempo, super hypnotic take on Acid-infused DubTechno modulations bordering slow-motion ecstasy and the concluding "RE Flight 101" brings forth a tripping, reverse approach to the original cut, making it even more hypnotic and spaced out than it originally is. A great collectors item, this.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

01.11.2018 baze.djunkiii presents: OUR HOUSE @ Beat Boutique / Hamburg

decks: baze.djunkiii [Intrauterin Recordings]

file under: House / House Classics

doors open: 9 pm

Beat Boutique
Max-Brauer-Allee 219
22765 Hamburg

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Sascha Müller [Super Six Records Extra 069]

Another one coming in from the deep vaults of Uelsen's Sascha Müller is this new six track album on his very own Super Six Records Extra-imprint. Spanning way more than an hour playtime-wise the opener "Untitled 01" starts out with a nearly 30 minutes exploration of sparse, swampy modulations atop an ultradeep, near static subfrequent bass drone for those who love to take Ambient music to its very extremes whereas the "Towers Of Dub" bring forth a twisted take of Electronica-resembling, psyched out modulations and "Plug 01" introduces a sweet, electroid swing in combination with melodic, lo-fi bass modulations which soon turn towards more Acid-fueled territories accompanied by cut up, feedbacks in overdrive mode. Furthermore "Untitled 02" presents another long, approx. 29 minutes ride into areas filled with various layers of static, atmospheric Noize and lost robotic bleeps as the last technical remnants of a once advanced society after a global wipe out, "Seaworld" is a blueprint for subaquatic Deep Listening Music paired with elements of the genre known as Clicks'n'Cuts and the final cut "Temple" employs a calm, yet multilayered approach towards what can be described as a variation on the BrokenBeat genre for highly advanced, Detroit-infused dancefloors.

Antoine Chessex - Side A (Excerpt)

A wonderful take on Noize and electrical buzzing taken from the artists most recent longplay format put on the circuit as joint venture between the labels Rekem and Fragment Factory.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Golden Oriole - Golden Oriole II [Drid Machine Records Promo]

Released via Drid Machine Records on October 6th, 2k18 is "Golden Oriole II", the second self-titled album- / EP-format put on the circuit by the project that is Golden Oriole. Once again hitting us with two extended tracks we see the opener "The Waxwing Slain" rolling out over the course of nearly 18 minutes going straight into a full-on, seemingly partly improvised session of highly intense anti-funk featuring multiple layers of intertwined percussions including Shangaan Electro-influences, siren'esque elements and desolate, PostPunk- / (No)Wave-infused guitar works whilst employing twisted elements of Funk and Psychedelia later on before ending with an ear piercing static signal whilst "Az Prijde Kocour" rides a fully spaced out wave of complex, instrumental Sci-Fi Punk with a raw, fully untamed attitude for the wildest of teenage angst-driven parties imaginable, then suddenly breaks down into a variety of spooky, sinewave-resembling layers only to rock on even wilder thereafter. Highly energetic, angsty and full-on paranoid. And therefore great.

30.10.2018 PLATINUM GARAGE @ Beat Boutique / Hamburg

decks: baze.djunkiii [Intrauterin Recordings / Combat Dubs]

file under: UK Garage / Speed Garage / Future Garage

doors open: 10 pm

Beat Boutique
Max-Brauer-Allee 219
22765 Hamburg

Monday, October 22, 2018

Citric Acid vs. Sascha Müller - Split Flop [Psychoflop 002]

Put on the circuit via the Psychoflop-arm of the ever active Psychocandies label is "Split Flop" a limited split release between Citric Acid and Sascha Müller which comes as a highly limited, hand-numbered edition of 16 copies in 3.5" floppy disk format with each individual floppy sitting in a defunct floppy drive as a special nod to all vintage computer technology geeks and Lobit fanatics. Storing two tracks Citric Acid opens with "Candy First", a bouncy, tripping variation of ultra lo-fi underground Techno with a hint of Acid(Trance) whereas Sascha Müller's "Nagelbrett" sees the Uelsen-based powerhouse bringing on a hard-as-nails take of spiralling Acid-fueled HardTrance for the oldskool ravers out there. Another good one for technology geeks and collectors of weird music formats.

Floppy artwork and housing on Instagram!

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Bill Thompson - Mouthful Of Silence [Burning Harpsichord Records 001]

Released on September 20, 2k18 via the newly established imprint Burning Harpsichord Records is a "Mouthful Of Silence", the latest album produced by former stateside Jazz guitarist Bill Thompson who is employing the 2008-established Moog guitar for two long tracks, each one spread out over one CD of this double album. With the 41 minutes long opener "Stillness" we see the artist exploring a field of near static, micromoving Ambient built from multiple layers of infinite, interfering overtone drones which are, as a whole, both sterile and warmly welcoming as well as, due to their compositional nature, completely timeless and time stopping, able to put the listeners braincells into a freeze, unable to process the ever flowing nature of the fourth dimension anymore whilst the tune takes its course from pure droning via vintage atmospheric crackles towards a surprising Post-PostRock closing. On CD2 there's "Solitude", a 38 minute journey into oscillating sinewave movements and intense, yet crystalline and fragile soundwaves of slightly changing magnitude later accompanied by distinct guitar string sounds and an ever spiralling signal putting our minds into a trance before drifting off into calm Ambient / Deep Listening Music territories and a finale of climaxing electrical crackles and buzzing paired with ever growing levels of distortion as well as, once again, a few drifting minutes of Post-PostRock for a quiet, most beautiful closing. Excellent.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Datacore Productionz meets The 808 Hillbillys - Datacore 1 (Official Youtube Audio)

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Sascha Müller [Super Six Records Extra 068]

The music production machine that is Sascha Müller comes forth with another bundle of eleven tracks from the vault, released via his very own imprint Super Six Records. Opening with "Earth Calling", a deep, haunting, experimental take on filtered, stripped down Slow Motion Techno grinding away the outer layers of human consciousness despite being covered in beautiful string layers the album starts with a 10 minutes tunes whereas the following four parts of "The Dark Force Of Nintendo (I - IV)" provide a series of tunes ranging from hypnotic, spaced out Techno to swampy sawtooth Acid and Electro. Catering "Modern Primitive Evil Part 03 (Sascha Müller Remixed Sascha Müller)" we see the Uelsen-based producer cater an ancient, ritualistic and slightly threatening take on Ambient, "Der Geiger (Original Mix)" moves dancefloors with a hounded, electroid Acid-approach and "Prepare Your System" is aiming straight at the heart of the dancefloor with a dark'ish, slightly psychedelic TechTrance vibe. Following up is "Der Geiger (Sascha Müller Remix)", a variation of the original tune gravitating towards fast-paced, pumping DubTechno realms with a trancey twist, "Disco" weighs in dry, super fast-paced DiscoHouse exceeding every reasonable speed limit whilst sporting a catchy, hyper-distinct Jazz sample, and the final take on "Der Geiger (Sascha Müller Old School Remix)" goes back to Acid-fueled Hardcore Techno for those who know. Banging.

Bad Stream - Black Weed (Official Video)

Epilepsy warning! Intense flashy images will suck you into a new digital dimension. Beware.

Friday, October 19, 2018

27.10.2018 OUR HOUSE @ Cafe Holler / Deggendorf

decks: baze.djunkiii [Intrauterin Recordings]

file under: House / House Classics

doors: 9 p.m.

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Cafe Holler
Amanstrasse 8
94468 Deggendorf

Dizzee Rascal ft. Skepta - Money Right (Official Video)

Strictly a banger.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

25.10.2018 Our House Kitchen @ Grandhotel Cosmopolis / Augsburg

decks: baze.djunkiii [Intrauterin Recordings]

file under: House Music / House Classics

open end dj-set aftershow for the live concert of Analogue Birds which is taking place from 20oo cet+1 onwards. drop by!

Grandhotel Cosmopolis
Springergässchen 6
86152 Augsburg

25.10.2018 Live Podcast Transmission @ StayFM / Augsburg

A special 60+ minutes live chat operation about music and general life featuring baze.djunkiii & local hosts transmitted live from the lobby of the Grandhotel Cosmopolis venue in Augsburg.

live transmission starts: 19oo CET+1 - tune in online via Stay FM!

for live audience:

Grandhotel Cosmopolis
Springergässchen 6
86152 Augsburg

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Kosmose - First Time Out (Charleroi 1975) [Sub Rosa]

Recently put on the circuit via the ever busy experimental music imprint Sub Rosa is "First Time Out (Charleroi 1975)", the full 100+ minutes recording of the first - and last - ever concert played by French band outfit Kosmose representing its initial line-up and a highly sophisticated angle towards Cosmic, Proto-Ambient and experimental, floating Space Music that are on par with, if not even beyond, their broadly recognized contemporaries like Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze and the likes of. A deep, psychedelic journey into the outer realms of our inner cosmos, accompanied by instrumental, oriental-infused mantras, psychedelic guitar drifts, space age synthesizers, multiple layers of marching drum infernos and screaming distortion, extended flute solos and mystic, naturalistic calm on the first disc of this 2xCD pack entitled "The 13th Untitled Track". Subsequently following on disc two is "The 14th Untitled Track", a 60 minutes sonic exploration based on a foundation inspired by traditional Ragas, wah-wah effects, icey winds blowing over extraterrestrial deserts and and more tripping, psyched out guitar workouts perfectly encapsulating the vision of a new musical vision evolving at the times. A highly essential piece of music history, this.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Joe Strummer - Joe Strummer 001 [Ignition Records]

Put on the circuit via Ignition Records on September 28th, 2k18 is "Joe Strummer 001", a new 2CD / 4xLP box set documenting the works of The Clash's Joe Strummer beyond his musings and creative works within this legendary, highly influential band outfit. With 20 rare versions, early works and remasters on CD1 plus 12 previously unheard, unreleased recordings taken from the artists vast 20.000+ tracks archive uncovered after his passing in 2002 on the second one the range covered on the first disc varies from classic, fast-paced, revolutionary Rock'n'Roll tunes like 1975s "Letsagetabitarockin" recorded with The 101ers and more of Surf-oriented sound of the same band found in the follow up "Keys To Your Heart", brings forth massive Stadium Rock anthem's like Joe Strummer's solo effort "Love Kills", obvious, laid back Reggae-influences in his own "Ride Your Donkey" and even brings on some cheesy Afro-Pop / World Music vibes in Radar's 1995 recording of "Sand Paper Blues". Furthermore Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros' "Yalla Yalla" from 1999 seemingly draws influences from bands like Massive Attack, Tricky and others in their electronic backing, deep basslines and floating modulations whereas 1997's "Generations" by Electric Dog House meanders in between classic Folk and Americana, finally goes deep into bluesy, solemn areas with the cinematic "Minstrel Boy" by Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros and even covers Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" alongside legendary late Johnny Cash in the following. Diving into rare unreleased material on disc 2 we see "Czechoslovak Song / Where Is England" by Strummer, Simonon & Howard being on a heavy, Dub-infused tip reminiscent of Adrian Sherwood's work at the controls, "Pouring Rain" by the same artist combo evokes distant memories of Bruce Springsteen, "Crying On 23rd" by The Soothsayers brings forth the most classic Blues vibe on this collection, the solo cut "The Cool Impossible" is as cool as things can get and "London Is Burning" by Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros unfolds as a charming sing-along cut with a well-seductive electronic bass and drum foundation backing. Defo a collectors item this, revealing quite a bit of Joe Strummer's immense musical range to both fans, music historians and even the occasional The Clash-followers. Check.

baze.djunkiii Chart Haul 10/2018

Monday, October 15, 2018

Geotic - Traversa [Ghostly International 321 Promo]

Scheduled for release on October 19th, 2k18 via Ghostly International is "Traversa", the second album crafted by Will Wiesenfeld a.k.a. Geotic for the label after first appearing on the imprint with his 2017-longplayer "Abysma". Inspired by the general feel evoked by travelling we see Wiesenfeld open with "Knapsack", a lively, positive take on Indietronica song structures in combination with dancefloor-suitable beats whereas "Swiss Bicycle" gravitates towards a mixture comprised of a little TechHouse and a big portion of what is usually referred to as Romantic House with cute, crystalline melodies and loads of soft synths spread all over the tune. Taking a "Harbour Drive" reveals cascading synths, more kitsch-driven piano works and an electroid 4/4 foundation for an open air season long gone, "Aerostat" goes deeper into blurry atmospheres, hyper-romantic strings and intimate vocals layered atop a straight background bassdrum and visiting the "Town Square" comes down to drifting along multiple layers of intricate melodies, plangent violins and distinct, sharp hi-hats and snares. Watching a "Terraformer" doing his thing reveals catchy 4/4-based ClubPop on a soft pad overload, the "Gondolier" provides the first proper club track with a bit of a muscular bounce alongside Geotic's trademark vocals this time bordering SynthPop and dreamy IndiePop for lovers before the final cut "Maglev" brings on more violins and beats catered to a young summer festival audience. A good beginners album if you're making the transition towards electronics from an Indie / Pop angle but a little too harmless and samey over the whole course of 45 minutes and therefore possibly easily forgotten by advanced followers of electronic music.

Datacore Productionz meets The 808 Hillbillys - Sickening Pleasure (Official Youtube Audio)

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Steve Hauschildt - Dissolvi [Ghostly International Promo]

Put on the circuit via Ghostly International on August 3rd, 2k18 is "Dissolvi", the first album recorded for the label by American producer / composer and former Emeralds-member Steve Hauschildt. Spanning eight tracks and 42 minutes the piece starts with "M Path", a lively electronic outing that's too busy for being filed under the flag of Ambient, yet too beatless and influenced by classical music structures to be classified as Electronica and therefore best filed under IDM in its purest, most crystalline form whereas "Phantox" is created of soft Ambient pads and a beauteous, trickling melodic sequence accompanied by decent metallic background rhythm structures and bouncy beats before "Saccade", a collaboration with Julianna Barwick, fuses beautiful, Plaid'esque sonic sculptures with longing, melancholia-driven vocal performance. The strangely titled "Alienself" adds dreamy Armchair Techno to Steve Hauschildt's palette whilst "Aroid" marks the return of purist SpaceAmbient and intelligent, complex rhythm signatures. The second collaborational tune "Syncope" featuring Gabi on vocals even is able to rock dancefloors proper with a quite melodic, drifting, yet driving TechHouse vibe, "Lyngr" takes punters deeper into 4/4-driven dream worlds and the concluding title track "Dissolvi" sees dissolving, crackling, electroid beats in perfect harmony with floating, crystalline waves and cute, sparkling melodies for a sweet goodbye. Nice.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Asphalt Layer - Heavy Duty Binder (Official Video)

Deep, dubbed out, beautiful.

G.Rag & Die Landlergschwister - Wir Bauen Eine Neue Stadt

We bet you'd never even have imagined to experience a Palais Schaumburg-song being performed by a full on brass ensemble. Intense! 

Various Artists - Notes From The Underground. Experimental Sounds Behind The Iron Curtain, 1968 - 1989 [Major Label / Iron Curtain Radio Promo]

Put on the circuit via the Major Label-subdivision Iron Curtain Radio on September 28th, 2k18 and compiled by Daniel  Muzyczuk, David Crowley and Alexander Pehlemann is "Notes From The Underground. Experimental Sounds Behind The Iron Curtain, 1968 - 1989" - a twenty-one track compilation that brings on quite a lot of hardly known and mostly unrecognized music from the Eastern Bloc produced throughout the Cold War era. Coming to us as a datadisc format with .wav-files without much information provided on each and every artist and their heritage we're starting the journey with Tibor Szemzö and "Skullbase Fractures", a heartfelt piano / Tango-ballad with read out dialogue parts from what seems to be a theatre play or a (medical) book whereas Zwitschermaschine's "Geh Über Die Grenze" harks back to the Western movement recognized as Ingenious Dilletantes and Der Demokratische Konsum playing "Krebs Ohne Stuhl" caters what seems to be a live recording of echo-heavy, yet dubbed out (Post)Punk with electronic influences and a sense for dystopian Dada. Following up is "Masfele Tay" by Vagtazo Halottkemek, a noisy, super lo-fi inferno sporting epic melodies and a sense for Metal, Punk and drama, Vladimir Tarasow provides "Atto III - Drumtheatre", or an excerpt of the original tune, consisting of ecstatic background choirs and threatening, droning synthesizers telling tales of dark spaces and a perverted retrofuturist society, the New Composers' "One Minute To Start" is quite a seductive, uptempo MinimalWave banger for underground dancefloors of now, then and forever whilst the famed East German group AG. Geige play an "Elektrische Banane" to an audience awed by its weird take on a dadaistic, electronic hypergroove. Furthermore Borghesia and their "Divlja" fuse MinimalWave, experimental Punk and a killer bass groove to great effect, A.E. Bizottsag's "Pek-Pek" takes us into lands of laid back, yet off kilter beach grooves influenced by a twisted, apocalyptic echo of British Dub and Reggae - think Adrian Sherwood's studio science here - before Ziemia Mindel Würm serves an "Untitled" piece that's an epitomy of experimental greyscale desolation and dark brutalist architecture. Going on with NSRD's "Ost West" we see the group weighing in hard-hitting electronic effects and various layers of repetetive vocal samples accompanied by naturalistic flutes, "Max-Industry" is a massive comeback for New Composers in a dramatic Proto-NuBeat / EBM / Industrial fashion evoking memories of Laibach, "Co Sme?" by DG 307 brings a raw workers aesthetic to the slightly Blues-infused table and Praffdata are playing "Live In Remont, Warsawa" to an audience shocked by the bands fusion of haunded Spoken Words, complex rhythm changes and heavy guitar distortions, followed by Aktual's "Atentat Na Kulturu" which is another live performance, this time on a highly experimental FreeJazz / FreeImprov tip. With "Oplakivanje" we see Katalin Ladik provide a fusion piece incorporating electronic experimentation, echoes of what seems to be a theremin performance, Spoken Word and Contemporary Experimental Opera / performance art, Kilhets self-titled "Kilhets" follows on the path of multilayered collage, cut-up and echo-heavy, tripped out experimentalism and Pffft...! bring on more repetetive, intense Noize / Industrial-focused live recordings with "Liva At Intermedia I (Zonic Edit)", a performance not necessarily welcomed by the whole audience whilst Vagtazo Halottkemek's second appearance on this compilation album is a blueprint of how experimental Field Recordings and polyrhythms were employed in the Eastern Bloc, this time performed "Live In Petofi Csarnok". "Ptaki", a collaborational effort of Andrzey Mitan, Wlodzimiert Borowski, Cezary Staniszewski and Tomasz Wilmanski is an amnalgamation of Field Recordings, tweeting birds and Electroacoustics and the final cut, "Der Lächelnde Chinese" by the infamous band outfit Ornament &amp Verbrechen, weighs in a beautiful lo-fi Synth vibe for a dramatic, touching and spine-tingling end sequence. Very advanced, highly interesting and 100% recommended.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Air Liquide - This Is A Mindtrip (Snippets)

This is not a mind trip, this is simply great news. A new Air Liquide single is on the way!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Aviva Endean - Cinder : Ember : Ashes [Sofa Music]

Another fresh one to be released via Norway's Sofa Music is "Cinder : Ember : Ashes", the debut album by Melbourne-based composer and clarinet player Aviva Endean which is scheduled for October 19th, 2k18. Catering a menu of seven works over the course of 47 minutes the journey begins with "Burst In Black : Under", a naturalistic, yet rhythm-oriented, spiralling and hypnotic set of layered motif repetetions, "Apparition : Above" tells tales of lifelong isolation, despair and loneliness whereas "Vapour : Between" playfully meanders between the mystique and fascination of ancient melodies and seemingly digital undertones of increasing intensity whereas "Distant  Song : Afar" introduces soft, intimate tribalistic chants as the first appearance of Aviva Endean's vocals on her debut. With "Smoulder : Beneath" we see the Australian artist touch on genres like Jazz Noir / DarkJazz and a score'esque overall vibe, her "Undulations : Behind" brings on a lively, enchanted feel evoking memories of old fairytales and mysterious, buzzing, yet friendly creatures living hidden deep in the woods and the final "Ashes For Viv : Before" once again is on a hypnotizing tip, bringing on spiralling, tender repetitions and hints of Jazz within 188 seconds. Quite an interesting view on clarinet-based music for sure.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

16.10.2018 Electronic Tuesdays @ Pooca Bar / Hamburg

decks: baze.djunkiii [Intrauterin Recordings]

file under: TechHouse / Minimal Techno / (Neo)Trance

doors open: 11.59 pm

Pooca Bar
Hamburger Berg 12
20359 Hamburg

Monday, October 08, 2018

Raoul Sinier - Death, Love & Despair [WXFDSWXC9]

Coming back with his first album after a two years break on October 26th, 2k18 is French composer and painter Raoul Sinier, releasing the ninth longplay piece in his career and as well as the ninth subsequent number in the cryptically named WXFDSWXC-series which somehow is related to the artists 2007-released album on Sublight Records. Entitled "Death, Love & Despair" the album holds a total of eleven tracks, starting with "Introduction" which offers classics Synth melodies with programmed, shuffled Rock drums and dense stereo field experimentations before "Party Strangers" combines tender SynthPop and hefty Electronic Rock in a quite interesting way and the "Invisible Giant" even touches borders of Metal and Industrial Rock musically whereas Raoul Sinier's vocal performance and tender pianos unravel heartfelt, fragile romanticism for intimate hours. Taking a "Night Ride" we're sinking deep into the concrete heart of a broken city organism, "Table Rase" amalgamates Spoken Word-storytelling and extremely off-kilter vocal performance, "Souls Delight" brings on extreme distortion orgies and more 80s-infused Panorama Pop vocals before "La Comptine Des Cafards" combines SynthWave-vocals with muscular drumming and high end drama, "Cycle De Pierre" harks back to classical piano melodies which run in waves against the current flow of the rest of the track, therefore strangely evoking echoes of memories of Soft Cell and Jimy Sommerville / Bronski Beat for some obscure reasons whilst offering more epic, Trance-synths and a brutal wall-of-sound breakdown towards the tunes' end whilst tossing the "Lucky Coin" means more drama and a feeling of burning all bridges on a cold winters day. Finally "Stay Down (We Fly Part III)" touches ballad'esque, inward looking sci-fi realms before a wall of midrange synths and distortions blows everything away and the concluding "Conclusion" weighs in a big portion of Crossover and Funk and shuts things down as our favorite tune on this highly unique longplayer. Worthwhile. Check!

Album artwork on Instagram!

Sunday, October 07, 2018

Havard Volden - Space Happy [Sofa Music]

Released via the great Norwegian imprint Sofa Music on October 5th, 2k18 is "Space Happy", the latest album created by producer / composer Havard Volden who is presenting a collection of 11 tracks and miniatures on this one, covering a total runtime of 36 minutes here. Working without track titles but simply numbering the pieces to be found subsequentially Havard Volden leads the listener into a world of full on experimentation from the very beginning, employing experimental tape loops, guitar manipulation, Field Recordings and other bits to create a dense, stimulating and spine-tingling universe of feedbacks, multi-layers and outerworldly melodies, a closed cosmos of beautiful sonic quirkyness beyond anyone's control or imagination, scifi, contemporary and retrofuturistic at the same time whilst evoking memories of early pioneers of experimental electronic music production, scores for lo-fi, low budget films, swampy exoterrestrial landscapes, mysterious, ethereal rituals dedicated to unknown gods and goddesses and beauteous Ambient sequences at the same time. Extremely stimulating stuff. Get this.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Saturday, October 06, 2018

Mose - Film Musik [Klangbad 080]

Released on September 28th, 2k18 via the infamous and ever active Klangbad-imprint is "Film Musik", the latest album created by the musical collective that is Mose, presenting a whole menu of 26 tracks split into three parts over the course of this 58 minutes spanning longplayer. Comprised of five musicians only employing natural instruments most of the times untouched by any electronic manipulation we see Mose create an intimate, partly melancholic and beautifully calm atmosphere touching genres like Jazz, Jazz Noir and PostRock in a most organic manner, leaving room for each and every single note and instrument to unfold, embracing everyone like the warmth and flickering lights of an open fire on a late winters afternoon whilst even bringing in a bit of Mariachi- and TexMex-vibes at times for additional touch and emotional drama. Most beauteous music. We're into this.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Helios - Veriditas [Ghostly International Promo]

Put on the circuit via Ghostly International on August 31st, 2k18 is "Veriditas", the latest album outing by American musician Keith Kenniff who's employing his artistic nom de guerre Helios for this one whilst also being active under the name Goldmund and as one half of the Shoegaze Pop project Mint Julep musically. Once again recorded in both Oregon and Maine in nocturnal states, using a withered, yet beloved mini-cassette recorder as an instrument of choice for sound manipulation we see Kenniff explore sonic realms of deeply blurred, soft and all embracing Ambient on this album outing, partly exclusively comprised of tender pads at times resembling a feeling of un-reality, like taking tunes by Boards Of Canada and stripping all the beats, whereas others like "Dreams" or "Harmonia" are drifting towards a kitsch overload with cliche pianos and bits of Easy Listening / Muzaq shimmering through every now and then whilst "Upward Beside The Gale" comes as a sweet surprise providing obvious influences of Folk / Desert Blues. But no matter if you're in for the billowing clouds of goodness or the soothing kitsch - if you're an Ambient collector / lover / aficionado this is an album you might want to put on your checklist for a reason. 

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Merope - Naktes [Granvat 016]

Released via the Belgian imprint Granvat on August 24th, 2k18 is "Naktes", the third album by the ever fluctuating band outfit Merope which - for this longplayer - consists of members Indre Jurgeleviciute from Lithuania, label co-founder Bert Cools from Belgium and Frenchman Jean Christophe Bonnafous. Bringing on eight new tracks the trio caters new interpretations and angles on traditional Folk songs from Lithuania, presenting them in a tender, most naturalistic way like the opener "Ganiau" which seems to have full on innocence written over it in any possible way with its beautiful guitars, vocals and flute melodies whilst the follow up "Sniegas" weighs in beautiful Ambient pads and "Seng Ge" comes in as an instrumental composition fusing Indietronica with Oval'esque crackles and dense, multilayered atmospheres for lovers of the early Morr Music-imprint. "Rototo" harks back to rhythmic, yet non-percussive Folk naturalisms, "Arklys" goes deep into slightly ballad'esque realms with what seems like an Asian touch of sorts whilst "Mirra" presents itself as an scintillating, shimmering chromatic piece of Ambient purism. Finally the title track "Naktes" evokes memories of dew-covered meadows and winding, untouched rivers before "Li" closes on a instrumental, flute-induced waves of pure enchanted folkloristic beauty. Highly recommended!

Album artwork on Instagram!

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Sascha Müller - Joy Of Acid [Psychocandies 072]

To be released via the Psychocandies-imprint on October 25th, 2k18 is "Joy Of Acid", the latest four track EP release by one of our favorite Acid headz - Mr. Sascha Müller himself. Opening with "Native Destruction" we're entering a tripped out psychophonic realm that combines swampy, retrofuturist sci-fi signals with a straight Acid-infused no bullshit ClubTechno approach whereas "Bermud" brings on a trippier, groove-infested musical vision which would've been filed under the flag of HardHouse, or a variation on the mentioned style, in the first half of the 90s. Furthermore "Das Ding" goes down a jackin, stripped down alley of raw killer ChicagoHouse infused Acid before the final cut "ATM Oz" caters an interesting, yet slightly off-kilter take on Minimal AcidTrance sporting an interesting set of counteracting motifs for a tripped out audience.

Empirion - I Am Electronic (Official Video By VJ Grobkorn)

Hard hitting Chemical Breaks are making a comeback with this one. Check!

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

baze.djunkiii Charts 10/2018

01. Combat Dubs [Intrauterin Recordings 006]
No words necessary - my label Intrauterin Recordings is back. Check soundfiles and release info here....

02. Toni Moralez - Ghetto Techno [F.T.P. 005]
Heavy, raw and banging. From uncompromising GhettoHouse / Chicago Basement for those still in love with the brutalist sound of labels like Dance Mania to stripped down, 808-heavy Electro and even a tongue-in-cheek, GhettoBass-referencing bootleg of Ginuwine's legendary hormone-dripping anthem that is "Pony". Must have. Period.

03. Foreign Concept - Gozen EP [Critical Music 111]
One of the best, if not the best, Drum'n'Bass releases of the past months - stripped down, steppy, classic and yet with a highly modernistic flavor each of the four tunes on here brings its own distinct characteristics to the table, be it the warped mid-range synths and dubbed out rave stabs of "Kilmerdson", the dreamy, rolling, vocal-driven, dark'ish vibe of "Black Tea", the warm, overwhelming Minimal Drum'n'Bass flow of the title track which is a collaboration with Monti whereas "Ron Millionario" weighs in fast paced, sci-fi tension alongside classic vocal sample bits that, as far as we remember, have been most prominently used by Aquasky on their MSX EP once released on the seminal Moving Shadow label.

04. RP Boo - I'll Tell You What! [Planet Mu]
See review for details....

05. Wargirl - Poison / Sassgirl [Clouds Hill]
A limited whitelabel 7" release on Hamburg's Clouds Hill label I purchased directly at the legendary Clouds Hill Studios when I was invited to join the audience for the live recording session of the forthcoming Wargirl-album which is about to follow their most recent EP named "Arbolita". On "Poison" we see the band drifting off into ethereal, fascinating 80s-infused spheres on a crossover between PostPunk and Pop whereas "Sassgirl" brings forth a good portion of hefty P-Funk for steaming hot dancefloors on fire. Great stuff and - afaik - limited to 200 copies or even less.

06. Clans Of The Alphane Moon - Mission Alpha III [Sleepers Records]
Mr. Andrew Lagowski, the man behind Lagowski, S.E.T.I., Dr. Fleischbrittel and some other aliases as well as member of Nagamatzu reveals his latest musical project on the Berlin-based Sleepers Records-label. Employing the name Clans Of The Alphane Moon we see the long-term creative taking a turn on very British early 90s Techno / NuBeat on "Burst" whilst "Noisemap" dabbles with intense high-speed Techno and interesting vocal samples seemingly taken from an English speech dealing with space, although the vocal cuts sport an intense German accent. On the flip there's "Wired" bringing forth a hard hitting, EBM-informed approach towards Techno, "Mind In Motion" goes deep into subfrequent territories, robotic rhythms and psychedelic melodies before the final cut "Roppongi" gets down with the complex Electro / Phonk crew to a thrilling effect that's surely set to mesmerize advanced club crowds for a reason.

07. Taciturne - 6 Fragmente In Der Chronologie Des Wahnsinns [Synderesis Records 001]
What a re-issue. Originally put on the circuit via Hamburg's legendary Fischkopf-imprint these six tracks produced by Taciturne haven't lost any of their fascination in terms of deep, dark, athmospheric Hardcore and Breakcore and sound as timeless as ever in their raw, unprocessed beauty which includes the hammering rework of The Cure's "Boys Don't Cry". Only for the headstrong, still, and limited to 200 copies in red vinyl.

08. Ivy Lab - Death Don't Always Taste Good [20/20 LDN Recordings]
Originally coming from a background of Drum'n'Bass it's safe to say that "Death Don't Always Taste Good" is the most advanced release for the duo that is Ivy Lab so far. Completely leaving the dancefloor and uptempo attitude behind the two producers create a universe of darkness and haunting atmospheres, sporting spooky, outerworldly vocal bits, alien sounds and even some Illbient references atop a foundation that's closer related to TripHop, Electronica and partly Trap than to any variation of contemporary Drum'n'Bass these days. Far out and therefore highly interesting.

09. Twin Peetz - Quartz [OD Cuts 003]
See review for details....

10. Schlakks / aniYo kore - Wer Eins Sacht... [self-released 7"]
See review for details....

Monday, October 01, 2018

Shop & Distribution Update: COMBAT DUBS - Untitled [Intrauterin Recordings 006]

The collaborational limited to 120 copies 7" bass music release between baze.djunkiii & Sascha Müller under their shared nom de guerre COMBAT DUBS is now available via

Q[e]M on discogs - the official baze.djunkiii / Intrauterin Recordings sales account (Germany)
Juno Records (UK & Worldwide)
Minor Mailorder (Germany)
Otaku Records (Hamburg / Germany)

Tashi Wada With Yoshi Wada And Friends - Nue [FRKWYS / RVNG Intl.]

Put on the circuit via the RVNG Intl. subseries FRKWYS is "Nue", the new album by Japanese composer Tashi Wada who is teaming up with his father and early Fluxus-member Yoshi Wada for a studio session alongside a plethora of other renowned artists including the highly praised Julia Holter on several occasions and tracks. Aiming to combine synthesis with acoustic instruments the album opens with the soft retrofuturist Ambient pads of "Aubade" before "Ground" fuses a climaxing bass drone with intense, vibrant bagpipe signals and moog improvisations whereas "Litany" hovers feet above holy grounds in the most fascinating, simplistic, yet ethereal Ambient manner we've experienced in ages. "Ondine" explores darker, ritualistic territories with layered non-vocalisms of four participating members of the recording group alongside a nervous midrange drone, "Niagara" brings on a widescreen panoramic early morning scenery of pads accompanied by echoes of thundering background percussions, the "Double Body" once again brings forward calm, ritual drums and a series of bagpipe layers and "Bottom Of The Sky" is built from crystalline bells and their resonance atop an ever present, yet unobtrusive background signal evoking memories of sterile, scientific lab environments. Furthermore "Mutable Signs" provide ever morphing darkness and electro-organic melancholia, "Fanfare" takes a solemn, inward looking turn and could be, due to its collected and ceremonial character, described as a future to be for burial or church music and the final "Moments Of Exile (Coda)" caters iridescent, organ like beauty for a touching closing of another excellent RVNG Intl.-release you need to add to your collection.

Album artwork on Instagram!

The Evils - Rockers (Official Lyric Video)

High octane Rock'n'Roll and excellent videography by our Atlanta-based friend Jeff Shipman. Check!