I May Have Overreached This Time Around?

March 12th, 2017 Comments off

I suspect that I may have overreached this time around (I’m not entirely convinced though, naturally)?

However, I’m not excluding the possibility that I may have crossed the border of “La répétition” this time?

The concept “rewind” make some people aggravated and at times even outright hostile. Although the reaction to the concept is not completely incomprehensible to me I would like to point out that they’re quite uncommon (publicly) and that they actually belong to a quite specialized practice.

Why would anyone even want to listen to the same intro 20 times in a row? Well, you would if it was an exceptionally good intro would you not? And besides that it is just culture. ; P.

And it is actually not entirely all my fault? Have you listened to the latest show yet? It is as a matter of fact nothing other than out-worldly good.

And yet “Melodifestivalen” airing/transmitted at the same time is supposed to be real? In the unreal world there are tracks called “Me show you” and “Don’t be stupid”? It is so confusing: “Melodifestivalen” or rinse.fm? What to choose? What is really, real now a days? What is the “real”? Point being? It is not a question that you should even be able to formulate*?

So, that is the parallel Universe that I’ve heard so much about?

That bass pressure? Seems real enough and I’m not sure I can handle it. I think I may surrender now. Decades later, I’m decisively not tougher than the rest… that’s concluded and all wrapped up now. Once and for all. I may simply have overreached.

London’s callin’ as always. But, it is the purpose re-education for the elderly or it is the gallows straight away?

* Mark Fisher. Unacceptable loss… what an absolute tragedy, pure talent lost, again… I will have to write something about that.

No, I have definitely overreached this time.

Simply, Because It Is Like That?

March 10th, 2017 Comments off

No comment or the many imagined witty words? Hm, not this time around…

Or that was the original intent anyhow, intense like that? You will have to be whoever you be? That is your duty? “Me Show You” – D-Bridge are you f**king kidding me? Mother does not approve of poor language and I do try to avoid it whenever possible. But, Hellfire, this is so exceptionally rinse.fm good.

Bass? You need to like it though. 30 years and then some and it seems like it is actually true. One of my very first own albums was “Herbie Hancock – Future Shock”. My grandmother bought it in 1983 as a birthday present.

Well, the reason was “Rock It”, honestly what else could it have been? Then? At the age of 13? Later on? I could never really admit that I liked Front 242 (still don’t own a single release, but Somatic Responses will maybe suffice?), Yello, Propaganda, Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, The Cure, Electronic Body Music, Jazz, Electro freedom and 101 Electric Tribe? In one word of sorts… it is still “out-of-this-World”. Too many words… again? : )

So, Agent Orange and his digital army is inside my machine? OK. But, I write fairly fast = many words per minute. Please improve your sistema? Work on the algorithms because it is extremely annoying and quite frankly it is just offensive. If you do not mind me saying so.

Get in the game will you? You need to improve your game. So, I cannot type? I have spent, literally a life-time doing so… please come on?

I know how fast or slow my machine is? Don’t insult me…

Moreover I pledge (again) to live and die for the bass.

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SecOps? You think? Yes!

March 4th, 2017 Comments off

”Stasis” by Seba? Did I not just recently write something about this very track? Secret Operations is well over 20 years old (that is half my life)? Coincidence? Maybe.

Do you really want to know something about the ”mindset” and the ways of thinking of a fanatic? No?

OK. Firstly, it does not have anything to do with either the frightful or the destructive. It is clear (to me) that it is far from being exclusively something for the ”religious”. It would rather seem to depend on what actually constitutes the “subject”?

Secondly (I did write firslty?) is ”religion” simply blind faith? Or is it mandatory that religion has rules that are stated in a book (blind faith is something else, at least I do condtend that is the case and I do so regarding it as an actual fact.)?

There are so many books in the World… and music? It could be blind faith in the end? 25 years or more, so is that “religion” or is it not?

I dedicate the “logo” to: “Trånkan”. You know what I mean.
I dedicate the track “Angry Woman” (Klute) to: CPH. Damn.
I deidcate the track “Autorama” (also Klute) to: all fanatics. No further comment.
I deidcate my life to: Jr. Mm, it’s meant litterally. My life (and for those who know… RR and the shining star).
I dedicate it to all the lost. The young and old.

And finally Klute’s finishing track? “Phone Call” from the “Fear of People” album? Are you people telling me that there is something better that I can actually hear or listen to? You people that could care about me? OK that’s alright by me. “Three of Us” is even better or could very be so*.

However, I dear you. You’ll all need to play it now… And I mean you need to play it out loud to me and you need to play it to little me right (tears or any another display of emotion, no not even the 1000th time will be accepted. I agree that it’s not “normal” and since it is not even predicictable, it is even less acceptable. Hey, “We” really don’t fancy it either…) NOW!

* I never said… “Photek”, “Source Direct”, “Doc Scott” or “J. Majic”? Right? I did not definetly, I surely did not say “Photek”, right?

En Nom De Bon Dieu! C’est Un Événement Qui Surement A L’invraisemblance Comme Mère Et Père?

March 2nd, 2017 Comments off

A small record shop in Stockholm that sells vinyl? Well, that’s (is that a satisfactory and acceptable phrasing, my beloved child?) hardly any news? But, I dear to say that this particular one is just that, namely newsworthy.

Triphopshop is located at Rörstrandsgatan 25 in Stockholm, Sweden.

A shop that specialises in electronic music from the early to late nineties (hence the name, I mean when did you last hear somebody, anybody use the genre ”Trip Hop”, come on, honestly?). The concept of this shop is as insane as it is brilliant (which is often the case by the other way)!

I recently made my first visit ever (and at the same time was reminded how seldom I visit this (that would be “Vasastan”*) or any other part of my birthplace – the fair Stockholm or is it Snarkofagen**?). That being said I don’t know if I dare (or can afford) a second visit.

If you like vinyl and electronic music’s golden days? Seek out: http://www.triphopshop.com promptly! Even the small compartments ”World” and ”Rock” (in normal circumstances definite no-go-zones) offers surprises.

I will have to mention (not that hard) Snickars Records at Hökens gata 11, (“Södermalm”) also in Stockholm, Sweden. Still in service and always excellent. In all likelyhood the most versatile vinyl record shop in Scandinavia and the quality of their stock is simply put astounding.

* You might want to listen to: ”The Persuader – Stockholm” an album on Svek (SKCD 008). Actually, I’m going to do that right now and incidentally, by pure chance it is a 1999 release. It’s been a while, but I at least can clearly hear that a lot (and I mean many people (a large group of humans) owe Mr Persuader a lot of things musically…). Mon Dieu, classic timeless stuff! And my favourite track is called, wait for it… “Vasastaden” or possibly “Mosebacke”. However, that is musically, in reality it is without doubt “Södermalm****” and since “Mosebacke” is actually situated in the heart of “Södermalm” it will do nicely.

** Don’t bother looking it up. I invented it so in that respect is not a real word, but it is very real to me, rest assured. “Snark” means “snore” in Swedish.

*** Or why not Klute – Fear Of People – Certificate 18? That suggestion may make you both upset and confused since that album was actually released in 2000. Hey, relax, it is still one of the best drum’n’bass albums ever made. The tracks “Three Of Us” or “T.D.C.C” alone? Oh, my sweet Lord…or “Keep Calm and Carry On” as they say on that island.

**** Non, I’m just pulling your leg in fact it is SoSo (South of South) on the mountain and to the West…

It Is Like That, What More Can I Say?

February 2nd, 2017 Comments off

This is rumour control. And these are the facts… Horizons Music and breaks are eternal. “Yearning VIP”, “Tell Me”, “In Search Of” or “Uno”? People, lively up, come on!

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Whatever You Can Imagine

January 28th, 2017 Comments off

Damn, is that Southern slur I am hearing again?

Wut? Hold on and wait a moment, the best kept secret has been revealed? The sanctuary of bass has been exposed? 808 music? 21 Savage? No, this can not be happening. This is unreal music and the kids like it?…

Do you remember when you were a teenager? Either you are one now or you were one once before. That feeling of knowing everything and truly being the master of the Universe?

Some say that the World does not change and that is probably both true and false at the same time. The thing is, that the World and the people living in it are not the same.

That bass music would conquer the World? Yes, but that it would become global and something for the everyday woman and man? No, I could not have ever imagined that. My life, my obscure and underground music is now mainstream?

I have played music, but I did not expect my teenaged son (I have been waiting though) to present American bass music from Atlanta. I love it, but it is my son? I am not sure that I like the idea that he likes and listens to exactly the same music that I did/do such a long time ago.

What does it all mean? I do not know. However, I could never have imagined that either… has time really stopped and is the “loop” an actual fact? Does that mean that the lingering fear is… true? It is all an infinite loop?

You Are More Than Welcome

January 28th, 2017 Comments off

Whatever you choose to do in 2017 you need to listen to Erik Lundin.

And if you happen to be a non-Suedi ie. not speaking Swedish? Promptly find your nearest Swedish speaking friend (I am sure you have at least one) for a quick translation. It will be the best thing you have ever heard, trust me.

I probably should not mention it. The sample from “Ghost In The Shell”? Why? I don’t know. I do know the film/Anime very well. It is excellent, one of the best of all time.

Please try to remember that Africa is actually a very large continent. There is North, South, West and East. If you are from Finland you would not like to be mistaken for a Swede or vice versa? That being said West will be West.

Erik Lundin – Välkommen hem

It is just so good. Another generation and another level of excellence. Is this the best Swedish hip-hop EP ever? Yes, without a doubt, this is the best Swedish hip-hop EP ever produced. Is Erik Lundin the best of them all? Yes, currently Erik Lundin is the best of them all.

It is completely unrelated but my son’s second name was also my father’s name. Why is that? Well simply because that is how he was named. My second name is my grandfather’s name, so I guess it is just what was previously knowned as tradition; that would be in the acient times, mind you.

25 Years Or More

January 22nd, 2017 Comments off

It is not like I really needed any more arguments or reasons to go to the Bass capital of the World again (sorry all other contenders). Tate Exchange.

Again, Honestly? You Need To Surrender Right Now!

January 22nd, 2017 Comments off

Don’t even try to resist. Because that would be completely futile and quite frankly it would be ridiculous. rinse.fm Really? Come on!

*FM would be Frequency Modulation = an analogue radio wave based distribution technique that pre-dates the internet and requires special apparatus to be captured.

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If You Have Ever Wondered…

January 15th, 2017 Comments off

What is the big deal? Why should I (self-proclaimed master of the Universe) be concerned?

Why should I be involved or take part in an obscure musical genre that happened to become global? Well, I will tell you. This and this reason alone is sufficient. The breaks.

Once again it is the mighty Seba. “Stasis” on SecOps025 that is that exact reason. The digital creative force that is actually moving our planet forward.

The individual artists/persons contributing to all and everybody, they are being robbed and looted everyday? Yet, they still contribute to us all and do so every single day?

If they did not do that we would all be stuck with “Så ska det låta”, “Gladiatorerna” or really scary clowns imaginary or not?

Including the prospect that one of them (a clown, who started out with a million dollars), will actually become the president of an entire nation? A clown equipped with nuclear weapons? That does not sound like a great idea to me… but, then again what do I know?

This is my hommage to my heroes, the true heroes: all artists, writers, painters, designers, inventors and creators of the World!

Please never give up? I humbly salute all of thee!