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November 24th, 2019 Comments off

 

1st – Death by fika…
Mark Jefford-Baker, Nov 2019

2nd – Jag litar inte på mina fickor längre…*
Known, but anonymous, Nov 2019

* “I don’t trust my pant pockets anymore.”

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You Would Have Thought Or Bringin’ It?

November 17th, 2019 Comments off

That the subject was depleted by now?

Helas, I’m still wondering, thinking and trying to understand how this is this possible? How and by what means did Aphex produce this: Selected Ambient Works 85-92.

– What do you mean?
– Literally I do not understand how or by what means “Xtal + Tha” could ever have been produced at the time. On what hardware? It is the same thing with æ. And if you listen closely , the similarities are unsettling. And that is the seed to drum’n’bass and breaks? It is not Model 500… but how was this feat achieved?

Is is in fact Alien?

Just now. I heard something that I never heard before. In a track that I’ve listened to many, many, many times… literally uncountable times. I think the transcription is: “Bringin’ it” and variations.

Honestly? I’ve never realized that until now and I bought it when it was released… that’s disturbing. Autechre ‎– Anti EP

Apart from the superiority? I loved then and I love it now. Technological pressure. It’s brutal enforcement and there’s no way out. Ever. “Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated!”.

It was like that then (25 odd years ago) and it still is. Musically? It is so futuristic and I’m not getting younger. I don’t like that at all! The more I listen to music and the older I get?

The references, it gets.. impossible. Excel? Right, sure. Is there even any point? Is it worth even trying? It is so technical and funky. It is superior and love/HATE it. It is my life and it is so quintessential UK. They are the worst of the lot. And it never stops.

In the end, if you happen to listen then you know/realize that it will not ever get better. Ever… and that will upset you. Are you still trying to create something (making music) after the fact?

I have nothing but the utmost respect and I wish that I had that determination. I have and am still supporting the effort though! I’m blessed, my friends.

I have said it before many a times… from Scandinavia, Sweden, Finland, Åland, through Scotland via England, Denmark, France, Balkan (twice) and the rest of Europe (almost).

On top off it all I need to change the title of this text as well… damn you!

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This Is A Ride!

November 17th, 2019 Comments off

No further comments or it would transport a complete 2 x 2 x 18″ sound system: speakers, amp, pre-amp and filter in a 19″ cabinet, two turntables (Technics 1210 goes without a saying), 4-channel mixer (Pioneer 500 with out a doubt), incl. lighting, projector, screen, all cabling, personnel and duct tape.

A well-organized packing strategy was needed. The suspension would be suffering a tad though, but only once a month.

However, there’s a far worse case scenario (than stressing the suspension) and that would be if the ride happened to be stolen. Driven at high speed by someone under the influence listening to full-on-all-the-way euro-techno*, geared-up for the next break-in, across a round-about (apparently you could see the tire tracks quite clearly) and into an apartment building just below a balcony.

There’s nothing like a Saab on the road!**

That right there is the same make and model as the original (and only) Electronic Desert motorcar.

I visited the scrap-yard. And it was a sad, truly sad, and I mean a really, really sad, sad day.

– Is there something to be salvage from the wreck?
– No, there is nothing left of value.
– What is that?
– It is a bag of tricks to commit crime. Consisting of VERY large screwdrivers and a oversized cutter.
– It is all useless (the bag, its content including the entire car in its last state was left as it was found. It was a sad day.)?
– Yes, and this ride is broken. Honestly, I can’t even afford to scrap it.
– But, Is it not insured?
– Of course it is insured, however, the insurance will not even cover the cost of scrapping it even less so buying a similar one.
– I’m truly, truly sorry… It is a sad day.

I do not know this for a fact, but this model/make of car is/was apparently one of the easiest to steal. If that’s accurate it is a shame really because it is a truly great ride. It’s a SAAB!

This text is wholeheartedly and without question dedicated to the one and only; You Can Run But You Can’t Hide Jaques Lueder.

I’ve never seen a more tired man/human being than that day at the scrap-yard. Facing the actuality and accepting the destiny of a humble man, as a man, and head-on. In all its harshness and brutality, the reaction was also a thing of beauty. The life.

The definition of a: Vaa faaan…?*** moment. Why in the name of the good Lord did you have steal that car?

* An actual non-Swedish quote in reference to… Jaguar. No, obviously I’m not joking and it is true.

** It was the first sound that was heard as the ignition key was turned for the last time. The stereo’s sound control was set to max…

*** Rough translation: What the hell…?

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Before The Incident

November 17th, 2019 Comments off

Before I was forcefully removed from the premise.

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The Tie

November 16th, 2019 Comments off

The Posthuman tie…

– That’s a nice tie.
– Here, take it! I don’t want it anymore!
– Are you sure? It’s a Cardin…?
– Just take it!

Wearing it today with the same pride as always. It takes a nation of millions to hold down

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There’s Another Track

November 16th, 2019 Comments off

Possibly superseding the best track ever produced. What? It is a track that may supersede: Shadow Boxing! I’m not telling… not for a good year. I’ve heard it and that’s enough for me. I never, ever thought that would happen in my life-time.

It did and I know what it is. Someone, please call the coppers now! “- Killed it.” Oh, My Lord! Now. I’ve heard it and it cannot be undone. We will never hear the end of it. Groove’s very own theme song. That’s the end of it.

I know… we’re not talking about impossibilities. But, I’ve never heard the like and now I’m upset. Fabio & Groove. Or rather… in this case… Groove. And I’m really upset!

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15:43 Or Lights Turned Off?

November 16th, 2019 Comments off

I live in the North.

In the darkness… it is impossible to describe and it will affect you no matter what you think or your individual strength.

You need to experience it first-hand to believe it. It is the harshest climate in the World.

Even Helios, the sun itself disappears (it’s frightening!), the water from the sky and in the lakes turn to ice.

– Yes, I understand.
– You… know nothing John Snow!

Like my father used to say:

– They came in the summer and it was nice, it passed. So…, why did they stay (after first winter)?

I’ve been pondering that exact same question for quite a while now. Clock says 15:43? That would be GMT+1 or is it two?

Pictures? Natural light. No doctoring. Actually in reality is even darker – believe or not. That would be: 59.3293° N, 18.0686° E * – it is truly unbelievable.

* And the land stretches much, much further north. I’m not even situated at half distance from the end. I’m about a third the way. What they’re doing up there? I have not got the faintest idea. I can say this much don not mess with them. Sápmi, it’s their country.

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Farbror Blå

November 16th, 2019 Comments off

Farbror Blå aka Uncle Blue.

That’s all good and well. However, I still got rights even though I’m just a regular citizen; an average Joe if you will.

I’m just: “- En enkel drum’n’bass kille från söder om söder.” That would be the SoSo perspective

– When can I go home plz?”

It’s just wrong. I’m sick and tired of “people” overstretching their rights whilst denying mine. And they’re rightfully mine. It all has to stop! I will never accept living in a Police state, policed by people who are not even actual police women or men?

Support a free HK Now! The Universal rights. Support freedom of speech it can be taken away at any moment. And it includes; all arts, ideas, beliefs and in the end humanity itself.

No joke business. Don’t waste it.

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Color + Sachet

November 14th, 2019 Comments off

Colors!

Normally? I would never. ever, ever. ever ask about taking a photo that involve actual humans. The reason for this is quite simple – I really hate being photographed. Actually, when I come to think of it this is probably the first time ever I’ve asked someone for a posing*.

As always there are exceptions and this is the one. I just had to take a photo of the this sachet. In as many words… it was simply impossible to ignore it! Everything about it is brilliant.

The venue (my favorite), the time of day, the current year, the colors and the reference. For the record? Yes, I did ask for permission before taking the photo. Consent and reply?

– I’m sponsored!

It was all just so brilliant!

* And if I may say so myself I think it it turned out rather nicely.

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My 3rd Copy

November 11th, 2019 Comments off

I had two copies on vinyl previously, this one is the third and it is the CD version. I also found these (y’all need to stop throwing things…) in the trash.

I remember one night I was jamming in a chili house on Seventh Avenue between 139th and 140th. It was December 1939. Now I’d been getting bored with the stereotyped changes that were being used all the time used all the time at the time, and I kept thinking there’s bound to be something else. I could hear it sometimes but I couldn’t play it. Well, that night, I was working over ‘Cherokee,’ and, as I did, I found that by using the higher intervals of a chord as a melody and backing them with appropriately related changes, I could play the thing I’d been hearing. I came alive.

Charlie Parker in "Hear Me Talkin' To Ya"

I cannot help to notice that neither Kenny Clarke nor Max Roach made it to the front cover of this release and even though I’m more than partial to drums it is still somewhat surprising. The first name became quite famous…, but so did the two not mentioned.

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