Blog: Revolutions per day

Revolutions per day (RPD instead of RPM) is basically a sort of small diary about things going on at the Enfant Terrible HQ… stuff I am working on for upcoming releases, mixtape I did, music I am listening too and inspires me and so on… stuff related one way or another to Enfant Terrible…

Blog: Revolutions per day

Radio Resistencia

RR_logoLunchtime at my day job… so a few words on Radio Resistencia, the monthly radio show I have been involved with for some years now…

Tonight from 22.00 hour to 01.00 hour (CET) Radio Resistencia will be on for a three hour show at Intergalactic FM on IFM1. This episode features dj M.,  dj Alacidus and dj Sololust. I will be opening the show with a set of dark and moody music ranging from Kobosil to Burzum and from Oake to December…

Radio Resistencia first started when I met with Andy Dufter (known from Lesbian Mouseclicks and Staatseinde) and Sololust. Not too long after this dj Alacidus became our second resident dj (next to me) and our frequent collaborator is nobody less as Former Descent/Neurobit/Rioteer… both for live performances as well as dj sets…

We started in Utrecht in a wharf at the canal in the city centre before moving around a bit… also from time to time we do shows somewhere else or record an Enfant Terrible event as an episode of Radio Resistencia… like in Berlin in June 2014 (see the video below this post)…

Starting from December 2015 onwards we are located back in Utrecht at projectspace/artist workplace and more Kapitaal…  at this place also Vrystaete and Petit Enfant (coming back in 2015!) sleeves/packaging is printed by hand…

From January onwards the radio shows are presented as mini events where a small audience is welcome… this can be regular shows but also release parties for  ET releases or something yet undefined… these events take place on sunday afternoons starting mostly at 15.00 hour and ending around 18.00 hour… there are locals beers to drink and often nice concerts but always music you do not hear anywhere else! Check the events page for what is coming/going on…

Tune in and enjoy! If you missed an episode or want to listen to them on demand you can find all shows in the archive. And… here is what we did in Berlin last June (2014) and became Episode 44…

Some Cold Meat…

MZ412Next to buying the Tindersticks ‘Ypres’  album I started this year with also buying two vinyls which were really missing in my collection of old school industrial music: the first Maschinenzimmer 412 album and the first Memorandum album… both on the legendary and now defunct Cold Meat Industry label…

MemorandumWhat I like about old school industrial is that it is not dance music (as a lot of contemporary so called industrial music simply is )… also the production is much more minimal and lo-fi/lo-tech as nowadays… resulting in a rough, raw and thus not so clear sound… the music is loud of course but not due to pumping up the sound in the production and mastering phase…

Mostly it is more about clattering steel as loud (distorted) beats… sometimes rather (arty) punk like with Einstuerzende Neubauten, Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire and Test Dept. or more nasty, dark and grim as with Cold Meat Industry and Ant-Zen releases… sometimes the releases on these later can be ritual or military in sound… also like some SPK and Lustmord stuff was…

Anyway I am happy with these two classic Cold Meat Industry records on the turntable here… and a nice detail is that inside the sleeves there are the old inserts and mailorder flyers… and on one it says: “coming in 1990 CMI-09 In Slaughter Natives – LP”… and this never happened! CMI-09 was a Brighter Death Now LP (BDN is of course the project by CMI label boss) and until this day there has been no vinyl album by In Slaughter Natives… which is too bad as I like that project a lot too!

Tobias Bernstrup and Tindersticks

Lots of things are being imagined and planned for 2015… but these first few days of the year my focus has been mostly on the new Tobias Bernstrup album which is going to the pressing plant soon. Next to that I am listening to some records old and new…

Tobias_RomanticismTobias Bernstrup… of course a familiar name for those who know my label… his next album is called ‘Romanticism‘ and will come in a vinyl edition (album plus 12 inch) in collaboration with Tobias’s his own Tonight Records. The audio master has been checked and now we are finalising the last few changes to the artwork… so all will be ready for the pressing plant soon…

 

tindersticks_ypresAlso I ordered the Tindersticks album ‘Ypres’ from last year… one of those records I forgot to order when it came out… this is an album the band did for the World War I museum in Ypres in Belgium. What you get served is beautiful soundscapes… a bit of modern classical music… rather moody (of course I would like to add)… this could also serve as soundtrack to a WOI film for sure… it has the tension and mood fitting perfectly… although military sounds pop up in the background from time to time the music is all about an atmospheric music experience and not at feeding you with explicit military sounds and music as is often done in WOI (and II) inspired “pop music”… but as said… this is more modern classical music as pop music anyway…