The Eternal Musical Brotherhood/Sisterhood Is It Broken?

June 2nd, 2017 Comments off

If so, how can that be?

The eternal brotherhood/sisterhood of breaks, technology and bass. Has it been broken and defeated?

After decades of looking for the perfect beat? If so, does Babylon emerge victorious?

Brothers/sisters united in bass, are we in fact defeated? No, that will never happen. 2017? I just find that particular thought totally unacceptable.

Culture in any shape or form has never been more important than right now. In this time.

Fabio & Grooverider, 27/05/2017 on rinse.fm… laying down the law. Pushing forward. Ruthless. Honestly?

Do you have any serious questions? You play like that now? Come on! “That is you all day.” It is a thing of beauty. It is the very definition of culture/art.

The bold statement: there is nothing in the World that is more important than just that. It is the very definition of civilisation.

Broken and breaks? Yes, possibly overdoing it a bit. Mm, funny-pants and all that, yet dead serious. It has to mean something? The breaks are not playthings and bass is not a toy?

For the record (no punt intended) no, I do not own that record (Photek on Prototype Records, come on! You find it give me an offer and I will consider it) centre label as depicted above. Yes, I found the image on the internet. Go figure. It is not in my possession but, I can think of at least four individuals that might actually own that particular record.

Yes, I wish that it was in my collection… I just should have stuck to my collection instead of complicating things.

It is Science Fiction stuff really, compared to everything else. The context alone is fictional.

This is the 400th post. So, again to all my fallen heroins and heroes. I salute the’.

Fab & Groove? Still standing tall. My heroes.

So, what is the final verdict? No, the eternal musical bound is not broken, it cannot be broken. Why? Bass is eternal and so is the musical brotherhood/sisterhood. It is stronger than ever and it sounds better than ever.

I Say Wave And You Sine What?

June 1st, 2017 Comments off

”From Wave to Club”*, sure almost every musical genre in the World was originally cornered in one and same very place. Yes, that would be Londinium, UK.

The clearly US-based bass hybrid that is referred to is apparently called ”Wave”.

OK. But, I know this, I have heard this before, this music but it was decades ago. It did not sound exactly like this at the time. Don’t get me wrong it is excellent music!

Relentless Londinium! Defining what bass is every day of the week and all year around. Sure we all want to do that…

The irony, US seems to have a particular large influence on UK-bass right now (no, not d’n’b that will never happen)? Agent Orange is in charge over-seas and the decision has been taken to leave Europe.

Again, Londinium please claim your own state! You are wanted and needed in Europe. Honestly, it is not more outlandish than the UK leaving Europe. Seeking a Visa to go to Londinium?

Almost forgot… there is a “Ghost In The Shell” sample. I guess it is that time: “All are gonna’ get up in there now”? The musical superiority and futurity of it all? It’s ridiculous and personally I frankly, find it somewhat annoying. Decade after decade. Superior and ahead of everybody else. Always.

I can also hear that (finally) mother Africa is taking centre place in some tracks. Rhythmically that is, all drums origin is not being questioned is it? No, that would be silly! Like not knowing where the cradle of humanity lays, no that would be equally silly.

* Plastician on rinse.fm, 2017-05-30. Yes, that’s right a whole two days ago.

Apparently this is actually the 399th published post, it seems appropriate to share the follwoing non-fictional conversation: – “You know? I write reviews, texts about music and post them on my site on the internet.” – “Why? Nobody is going to read them anyway.”

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Collectors And Originals

May 31st, 2017 Comments off

”Collecting” is an interesting (it seems interesting to me anyhow) concept, because it may be the last black-and-white realm that still exists in our World?

Not plauged by ”maybes”, ”I percive it in that way” or my own personal favorite; the deconstructive backlash: ”everything is relative…”.

Well, no that is not the case and once for all that is NOT what the general theory of relativity means or ever entailed, but that is another story all together.

Is your collection complete [Y] or [N]?

To begin with: either you are or you are not a collector. There is no in-between, sure as in any other human undertaking there will be some foolish enough trying to bridge the gap. They all fail miserably, naturally.

I personally have never met anyone successful in that endeavour. You may succeed in convincing the one part, but how on earth will convince the other? It will always fail and it will be a doomed project.

What governs humans? I would like to write ”men”, because the word ”men” is more aesthetic and handles more easily in text. I.e. if I write ”men” in a general sense I mean people. But, sadly I do know that is not the case any more?

I have never made a difference between, men and humans? Why would that make sense to begin with? That in it is self is somewhat interesting… words.

In my view all collectors seem to have at least one thing in common, and extreme demand on details, and possibly ”object”, but that kind of detours from my original thought. So, what is this all about now? First off, I am a text book example of a collector. It would seem that I’m not alone, but that is not subject on hand.

The collection may never become complete, but that is not necessarily the most acute problem for the ”collector”. What? But, when will the collection become complete? Probably never…

I inherited some not new books. Among then an original from 1932, helas it has been redressed and it is a repress of unknown origin for now (it was made in the early 1930’s as far as I can tell). I have several copies of the very same book, issues from the 1960’s as well. That would be the issue I first read.

They’re books, printed paper, art of work, is it not the content that should count? Is it not sweet though? An “original” unaltered copy from 1932? Esentially a copy that no one has touched since 1932. Apart from being an object. Is that really a book? A paperback from 1932?

An original paperback copy of this publication from 1932? The paper back original? Well, do you have 50000 euro to spare? You will buying an excellent book, a groundbreaking piece of literature in French. However, hopefully, with a bit of luck you will find the very same text in your library or book store (if you happen to have one or if you can find one) for no cost or 5 euro?

It may actually be to my advantage that I can both read and write, in more than one language.

PS. English is not my ”first” language. My first language is Swedish. I guess that my second language is actually French. Do you know Swedish? No? Don’t worry almost no one does.

Finally, utterly and completely unrelated: a big thank you to everyone and all pushing the beats!

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Unbelievable!

May 26th, 2017 Comments off

Fab & Groove on rinse.fm 23/04/2017?

For once I actually have no comment. I have nothing sensible to say/add.

If you like/or is a drum’n’bass (alt. dumn’n’bass) fanatic?

Then you really need to listen to this set. Because this is litterally unbelievable.

Decades ago from the basement. “Everyone” listens to electronics today?

Yet, few seem to understand bass?

“Prototype”? My Lord… “Renegade Hardware”? I guess I will just have to respect/accept that, but the loss?

Oh my!

“Renegade Hardware”? Closing shop? I can not believe that, really? Renegade? I am in tears now.

Fab & Groove. Modern day heroes. Pushing on!

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If You Can’t Ride? Just Don’t Or Make An Effort To Learn?

May 24th, 2017 Comments off

So, any and every skill demands specific training/experience? And I do mean any and every skill.

Depending on what level that you are aspiring to reach. For example: I do not know anything about “Bingolotto” and I have never played the particular game.

Yet, I’m quite confident that there are many persons that are actually playing this specific game. That I have no knowledge of whatsoever.

Data. set. collection. sort. output.

However, just because you may or may not be an adult does not automatically mean that you can do something or anything for that matter, like riding a bike? I quite convinced that I am of age, but I don’t know the first thing about parachuting or downhill skiing? And I accept that. However, I do know how to ride a bike.

“Vad? Måste jag lära mig något också? Men kan jag inte bara köpa det? Jag VILL ha en fixed-geared cykel en sådan som jag har sett på film en sådan de har i NYC? Vad menar du? Det kan ta flera år att lära sig (gatorna är lite rakare och NY är lite plattare)? Vad då? Jag betalar ju?”

Not wearing a helmet does not mean that you are immortal and are entitled to break every traffic rule ever written. And, no you are not entitled to run over walking people (or any other people for that matter).

No, you are simply not allowed to do that! Scary and crazy shit I witnessed in the city.

What is going on in Stockholm right now? It is simply ridiculous! I almost got run over five times (5) in less than an hour visiting the inner city. Fixed-geared morons that just literally can not stop (please get another type of bike ot learn how to ride, you may want to consider one with the two extra wheels on the side) and then some…

It is so typical Stockholm. Fixed-geared? You better know what the hell you are doing or… I personally really don’t understand the point of that on the street. Oh, yes, I know that the messengers in NYC use them, BUT Stockholm is not NYC though and I do not see any messengers around. All I see are…

No breaks? Really? If you are looking for speed? Why not go to the velodrome (yes, there is an actual word for it and guess it is from France) with banking and short handle bars, then fixed-gear makes sense. Otherwise? On Folkungagatan? Seriously? Running the red light? No, I do not think so.

It is “men jag vill, jag ska bara göra ” classic moronic behaviour. You almost ran me over and that makes you a f**ing moron. No more, no less.

Have you ever never in your life considered that ”skill” could be a factor? That you may actually need some knowledge for example how to actually ride a bike? You know in real life? Riding a bike without killing other people or for that matter killing yourself?

Why are you riding a fixed-geared bike if you can not handle it? Honestly? I did let the traffic through, looking left and right and you still almost killed me? Always wanting to do “it”, never understanding “it”, destroying “it” and repeating “it”?

Why do you (yes anyone sitting on a fixed-geared bike without control) keep comparing Stockholm with London, New York, Tokyo or Paris? It is just ridiculous… “The Capital of Scandinavia”, Stockholm really?

I am an avid fan of bikes, that’s really not the question. Anything can become a weapon in the hands of a not so talented individual. Running a red-light and then get aggravated because you almost hit an pedestrian? Please, get a fu**ing grip of yourself and of your riding. You need a lot more control not only of your riding, but more importantly you need to respect yourself.

Honestly? You lot are an embarassment not only to the nation, but to riders. If that is not a personal concern? Then at least respect other people.

CPH, what else?

Ride with pride.

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Brilliant Tracks, Brilliant Design And A Brilliant Name!

May 24th, 2017 Comments off

Excellent, brilliant electro, in the purist way and from a “known” source.

“Obergman” and the way it is put together?

Surely, it can’t be anyone other than Ola Bergman? The Swedish producer and graphic designer?

Probably, the correct order is the opposite. I suspect that he his actually a music producing graphic designer rather than the other way around.

I’m not entirely sure if you actually have to make that distinction or what that really means.

All I can say is that if the music sounds like it does what do you think the graphics look like? And vice versa…

I am really not the one to make wagers (no really, I’m not), I actually in principle never engage in any kind of wager. However, I’m 100% sure that O. Bergman has indeed designed the “Quantum Eraser” cover.

I don’t know the exact meaning of the title, but I can guess (I guess we all can?). The “Brilliant Name” is reference to? Apart from the title you mean? Yes. That would be the label name: “Brokntoys”? What? Come on, that’s simply a… brilliant name. The kind of name that will make you slightly jalouse, I mean jealous.

The whole thing is just excellent and if you ever needed an argument, explanation or answer to the question: how much electro is enough? It has been answered again.

Excellent, excellent magical and timeless stuff. Singing machines, machines that sing.

White Roses

May 20th, 2017 Comments off

Flowers?

I guess that I could have bought them for my own enjoyment.

Actually I did, they are quite pretty and if you like flowers?

I guess, I like them too!

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Bass And The Ultimate Sound Boy Killer?

May 16th, 2017 Comments off

I have seen speakers literally burn, once.

I’ve seen amplifiers failing, power cuts, fuses burn, turntables, numerous headphones and needles failing.

But, only once in my life have I ever seen speakers pouring smoke and dying.

Surely the set up was wrong to begin with. (It is basically impossible to set up any system like that, but it can be done.)

However, I have never ever seen anything like that before or after… It is not supposed to happen theoretically.

I did see it happen. Smoke and silence. A plume of smoke from the speakers and they all went dead silent.

It was (surprisingly) a very long time ago.

Actually there is another episode of bass exercise. It did not result in catastrophic failure, but it was really close. I could see and feel the floor boards move… again long time ago and another DJ.

Current affairs? DJ Youngsta pushing UK? And Plastician is… disturbing, all are things from London on rinse.fm. It is unfair, it has always been unfair. The ultra cool stuff the ultra ruff stuff! The London sounds. The direction is always forward, Swamp 81? Biznizz. It is a fast forward moving World.

Music beyond, as always.

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Unit Two Is Online!

May 13th, 2017 Comments off

Two laptops…

I switched the keyboards (US layout is impossible for me that is) and I switched the HD and they’re up and running after 30 mins?

Sure they are more or less identical… W510 and T510, still I mean, nevertheless I am really surprised.

I did not think (jinx) that just swapping keyboards and discs would ever work… not really (I have rebooted both several times and they are working).

I am as astounded as I’m happy.

Hardware? You need to be nice to the machines too…

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Unit One Is Broken?

May 12th, 2017 Comments off

You said what now? MERAK, that would be unit one in the command center is broken?

Unit one has suffered a hardware failure and is no longer fit for active duty. This is a sad day indeed.

And it will require a lot of work (as always). Among other things swapping keyboards, discs and… making it run.

However I am sure that ALKAID is up to the task and will take responsability.

Merde! Many (too many) hours are going to have to be spent to fix it.

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