All tracks except “Back to the holy mountain”: junk electronics + effects.
“Back to the holy mountain” recorded using two virtual 303′s + effects.
I have found a bunch of psychedelic synthesiser material that I have recorded way back and that suddenly started to sound relevant (after a few days without sleep). I’m planning to mix these down and put up for download soon.
I managed to squeeze an extra IC into the electronic circuit I’ve been working on, hooked up two delay pedals to the breadboard, and the result is a little Happy New Year Release, all yours. Track 2 and 4 are my favourites on this one. This being a Happy New Years Release downloads are disabled from January 1th on. The tracks will stay up for your listening pleasure for a while. A physical release is in the make…
I was asked to send some info about my Portable Noise Kremator project to put on the flyer for Rammelfest 2.0 (26th of february at the Pick Up Club, in Amsterdam), so I googled a bit on the web to see what people wrote on Portable Noise Kremator. That’s how I stumbled accross an in origin Russian blogspot where you can download Three Headed Sickbed. Check it out here. Of course you can also click “downloads” on top of this page, and download it from there. Feel free to check out the other goodies that are up there.
The picture going with the said blogspot is from the 3″CDr “Distant tree under forensic sky” released by the Canadian label Knife in The Toaster. It confused me too, at first. I’m inserting it here anyhow.
For further confusion I recommend reading the review Giag wrote of “Angst at 3am” a few years ago. Not available as download yet, but I’ll make sure to upload it one day or another.
“Only the first 30 seconds matter” (MG12/2008/04) was a CDr I released in 2008 in view of my Eastcoast-tour. It contains 47 tracks and the title is pretty self-explanatory. Abbrassive and mostly fucked-up harsh material that spans a couple of years.
The CDr “Uneducated Trashing” was released in (july) 2008 (as MG13/2008/05).
There’s a bit of a story behind the title, and the material was recorded shortly after Michel Waisvisz‘ death, using a cracklebox (aka kraakdoos) that I bought from Steim. This release is not a harsh one, but more in the style of the split-release I did with Sedona Vortex And UFO Hotspot (a one-time side project of Lieven “Dolphins into the future” Martens).
Giag [website] has the following to say about this release:
“The depth of these seven tracks utterly takes over the mind. Experiments in subtle, understated percussion and shaping synthetics. The music itself is a loose, but fluid blend of rhythm and pulses. Very droney in an all-enveloping, claustrophobic manner, holding the interest for its duration. In fact… it’s almost as if you feel the sound rather than actually hear it.”
Right. That review is written in 2002 – and lists Radon Uropa as label. It’s actually a re-issue of a release dating from 2000 – I can’t remember if it was us that originally released it, or Nyko (Ripit). AxRxMxE is a collab-project of ÄZ (originally Alzheimer), RIPIT [mySpace], Mayaku and E.DNA (which spells A.R.M.E) – Their track on this CDr (a mix of power electronics and electronoise) lasts 39 minutes, and was recorded live at the “Soundtrack For Your Suicide Festival” that Oli and I organised in Brussels, way back in 1999 (34 bands or so on two stages, more where scheduled, but luckily enough some didn’t show up). I think most of the 6 ManGenerated-tracks were recorded by Oli, except for the last two. Track 2 might be a bit too static for my taste, but the other tracks sport some good moments. The last one is a bit of a tongue-in-cheek joke.
This is one from 2006, “Portable Noise Kremator – 3 Headed Sickbed“. If I remember it well (it’s been yesterday that I zipped these, so go figure) there are 5 tracks on it – Pretty heavy by moments, starts off with a chair being sawn in two, followed by rumbling drones and all that. Also some more calmer pieces. One of the first records I made during which I gave up being too perfectionistic, you know, “press record play” – it shouldn’t be more than just that. Still a few copies left, though the releases-page says there aren’t any availble anymore.