Artelettronica

Yet another guest mix/podcast is online since a few days. This one we did for the podcast series Artelettronica. Their focus is on more industrial minded sounds… so we took that as a starting point… expect rhythms, noises, screams and so on… anything dark and heavy and distorted but no techno… only real industrial music…

CRVR live at Radio Resistencia

Sunday the 30th of April there will be a Radio Resistencia recording session at Kapitaal in Utrecht.

Live performing will be CRVR (Crever) from The Netherlands… this is an elektro-industrial project with sounds ranging from rhythmic and noisy to more mellow and ambient like… here is a piece performed live at SOTU festival in Amsterdam last year…

Kapitaal is now located at Snorfabriek so you can find us there… we start at 15:00 hours and will end around 18:00 hours.

A Casa and Gouffre

Sometime ago I wrote about Ensync… this was the second release in the “Synesthetic Alchemy” series by 213 Records from Metz, France. The first release was by A Casa… which is equally interesting as the Ensync record…

The A Casa album is a psychedelic record with on the A-side music with a sort of indie feeling and mood… a drum computer with a steady but light rhythm and on top of this playful sounds and dreamy vocals… a sort of stretch version of Kim Ki O maybe… the B-side is less friendly so to speak… the piece starts with a high pitched tone… which keeps going on quite long and gets more intense along the way… and more annoying (in a good way!)… this evolves into a dark and ritual sounding soundscape with noises and screams… a rather occult listening experience for sure… you can listen to the A-side here…

Out most recently in this series is the Gouffre album… a band from the hometown of the label… like A Casa the A and B sides differ… but not as strongly… on the A-side you get a band sounding like The Velvet Underground with John Cale on cello instead of on violin playing totally on dope and freaked out… imagine this and you might get an idea where Gouffre is coming from… whatever way you like to describe the music on this record the result is absolute amazing stuff… ritualistic and occult sounding but never dull or cliché… this could also fit for music while watching “Carnivale”…

The B-side is a band maybe more related to Sonic Youth as The Velvet Underground… but a Sonic Youth armed with cello instead of electric guitars and sounding a bit more archaic maybe… it also calls to mind France with its hurdy gurdy and drums… they produce the same psychedelic drone-like noise… here you can listen to the A-side…

This “Synesthetic Alchemy” series has become one of my favourite labels/series to follow… and a fourth release is coming soon… I cannot wait for that one… It is all simply excellent  stuff until now!

In case you are curious I have a few copies of the Gouffre for sale in the webshop… and I think I have also some Ensync copies left…

 

 

 

Lend Me Your Underbelly

Dutch one-man-band Lend Me Your Underbelly released his third album some time ago… the new record is entitled “The Edge of a Curious Wilderness”…  Armed with guitar, effects and electronics Lend Me Your Underbelly creates droney soundscapes and noise pieces… all rather psychedelic and this time also quite dark and haunting… below are the two tracks I like the best from this album… but the complete record is worth checking out for sure!

Europ Europ taped

eewaaahawadRecently two tapes found its way to my cassette player… one a split tape from one of my favourite labels out there… Etch Wear… run by one of the Europ Europ musicians… the other one a tape by Den Nya Borgen on the label from blog Repartiseraren blog

The split tape on Etch Wear features Europ Europ and We Are All Alone Here And We Are Dead (WAAAHAWAD) and is all kinds of awesome… Europ Europ delivers primitive electronic rhythms and lo-fi noises and sounds which all built up in trippy way… truly trance indulging…

WAAAHAWAD on the B-side serves two long tracks of improvised electronics… they have created soundscapes which are at times haunting but at other times are playful… rather psychedelic but not in a way you will often come across…

The other tape by Den Nya Borgen came to me as two remixes are featured on the tape by Enfant Terrible bands… Europ Europ and Neugeborene Nachtmusik… Den Nya Borgen is a new band and this tape is their debut… it is a thematic piece centred around Jeanne d’Arc… three variations on the same theme are delivered but done in a very different way… from a post-punk influenced noise track to a more sci-fi noisy soundscape and finishing with a bit more melodic piece…

The B-side consists of remixes of which the Europ Europ and Neugeborene Nachtmusik are standing out… but also the Michael Idehall and the Ascetic: remixes are superb… but to be honest all six remixes are… the B-side is my absolute favourite of this tape… it is more diverse as the A-side and has more depth in sounds and is more melodic orientated without forgetting to pay tribute the minimal noise side of the original pieces on the A-side…

Below is the Europ Europ remix and below that is a Europ Europ track from the split tape with WAAAHAWAD…

dj M. – Lesson#11

Here is a last mixtape / dj set from my archives before the summertime really kicks in… this is a mix from a few years ago… minimal electronics… rather noisy, industrial and punky… featuring stuff like Enema Syringe, Ich Bin, ICK, Blasterkorps, Maria Zerfall, Commando Laarz, Bastards Of Love, Le Syndicat Electronique, Europ Europ and many more… enjoy!