Blog: Revolutions per day

My first little Riso project

NN_insert_risoprintFor the upcoming Neugeborene Nachtmusik album the inserts were planned to be just printed by a copy machine… but as I am doing more and more with older printing techniques and enjoying that a lot I changed this at the last minute…

When at Kapitaal where I print a lot of the artwork pieces  now the printing chief  thought it would be nice to use the Riso (or Risograph) machine for these inserts…

A Riso machine is a bit like a lo-tech contemporary copy machine with a technique based on silk screen printing… so in a way it is like automated silk screen printing…

The end result thus also has a silk screen printing touch but you can see it is done in a different way… it look also a bit like what came out of a stencil machine… it looks quite raw… or like DDR propaganda prints… sort of…

This time I just did one colour but you can do several colours… in layers just like with silk screen printing… you need to change the colour cartridge in that case and  feed the paper to print on again to the machine… there is a project coming up for a 7″ single where I will do a multi colour Riso print for…  but it was nice to have a first go with the machine for an easy one colour project…

Lend Me Your Underbelly

lendmeyourunderbellySince some years a part of my focus for Enfant Terrible is on contemporary Dutch music… the true starting point of this was of course the “Kamp Holland” 2LP compilation… and ever since then I am on the look out for more interesting new stuff from my own country which also fits my musical taste and styles for ET…

Recently I came across Lend Me Your Underbelly… a project from Utrecht… the city I started Enfant Terrible and I lived for a long time… Lend Me Your Underbelly is a true DIY project… releasing his own music on his own label Epigenetic Records… a second album is on its way but for now there is a 7″ and a 2LP… both dating from 2013…

The 2LP “Giant Tadpoles Among Us” is a must have for fans of lo-fi psychedelic pop music… if you like stuff from Fonal, Morc and Vrystaete this is for you… the music is mostly based on guitar tunes added with electronics… in a way the recordings sound like rehearsal recordings… but I mean this in a positive way… the intimate sound and feeling of these recordings make up for a super nice listening experience…

And for the locals… Lend Me Your Underbelly will perform live at Radio Resistencia on  the 17th of May… for now you can order the album here… and here is my absolute favourite piece form the album…

Mostly industrial

ETlogo_ruitThe  online magazine The Attic asked me as dj M. to record a dj set for them so accepted the invitation with enthusiasm … and as I am listening to a lot of industrial sounds (again) lately this dj set is one with mostly industrial music… but covering various decades and aspects of the genre…

You can listen to the mix with the tracklisting posted here…

Or you can simply enjoy the sounds here…

Lazy sundays?

goodcop_rr_2015Since January our Radio Resistencia show is recorded in Utrecht at Kapitaal and it also has become a free mini event… it is an afternoon radio session with dj’ed music and almost always a live performance… there are cheap drinks and a relax setting… perfect for a lazy sunday afternoon…

Last sunday Good Cop / Naughty Cop did their performance with bicycle, guitar and electronics… not easy listening but very interesting to listen to and watch… the photo above was taken by Hans D. during the performance…

Next mini event is on sunday 19th of April with Diamantener Oberhof from Germany… their debut was released of course on Vrystaete recently and the artwork was printed at Kapitaal… so this will be sort of delayed release party…

NN_printsAlso during these sessions I often print some artwork for upcoming releases… last sunday I printed (silk screen printing) the artwork for the ultra limited edition of the Neugeborene Nachtmusik LP… which is not for sale… sorry… but I promise that the regular version is equally nice when it comes to artwork and it is also still very limited…

This LP is expected soon… here is (another) full track preview…

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Radio Resistencia with live Good Cop / Naughty Cop

RR_logoThis sunday (22nd of March) a new episode of Radio Resistencia will take at Kapitaal Utrecht. As always the entrance is free and as always we start at 15.00 hour with our mini event / live radio session… there are cheap local beers and other drinks… and we continue until 18.00 hour…

Performing live this time will be Good Cop / Naughty Cop a duo who make electro-acoustic music and improvisational soundscapes with electronics, bicycle and transistor radio…

Before and after the live performances some vinyls will be spun by me and dj Alacidus.

Here a preview of Good Cop / Naughty Cop…

Lost Highway

losthighwayOne of my all time favourite soundtracks is the one for ‘Lost Highway’. This as it is both as soundtrack and as a record just perfect. The soundtrack has a true narrative on its own which does not need any images… and for the film it enriches the experience in an incredible way…

The mix between songs and more traditional soundtrack pieces really works well… despite the variety of music ranging from industrial to pop to cool jazz and metal it is a very cohesive record which takes you on a dark and moody trip… and there are some amazing tracks on it… like the one by Smashing Pumpkins and “Apple Of Sodom” is by far the best thing Marilyn Manson ever did…

For the ‘Exploitation’ soundtrack for the Edwin Brienen film with the same title I produced I was heavily influenced and inspired by the ‘Lost Highway’ soundtrack… the decision to use more song based tracks mixed with more abstract pieces for example was based on listened a lot to the soundtrack for the David Lynch film… and also the use a variety of styles and genres I used as it worked so well on this famous soundtrack…

So in the end I created a second favourite soundtrack for myself by realising the ‘Exploitation’ soundtrack… let’s see if my production will become such a collector piece as ‘Lost Highway’ is on vinyl…