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Tro, Håb Og Techno

January 19th, 2021 Comments off

It’s been a while, however resurface.se is actually about music and all about music. It may be hard to believe, yet resurface.se is what is left of Electronic Desert. It always has been an it will continue to be so. Normally (this is actually the first time that it happens ever, there’s a first time for everything right) that I write about a release that I don’t actually own. It’s never happened before.

I’m not a reviewer. I don’t write about things that I don’t like and music is not an exception. I don’t see the point in writing about things negatively or things that does not matter to me. Someone once told me: critics are the ones who failed in their own field. I concur. That would be design, art and architectural critics to begin with; the ones that do not in actuality produce anything at all and they’re closely related to: alla-kan-tralla*.

– Stop it, right now! Let’s get on with the business at hand will you not?

Max Kanding – Legebarn => The business end of things and no I’m not joking. Trust me… oh my Lord!

I really like this release for a number of reasons. It is filled with references including the Kandinsky inspired album cover that I assume is by the artist. This “attitude” and interaction with the World is refreshing and necessary. The album is excellent and filled with reference/inspiration. They’re so many. It reminds me of something that I have never heard.

When you steal from one author, it’s plagiarism; if you steal from many, it’s research.

Wilson Mizner, 1953

This could be by all means a classic electronica album however it is not. Kanding uses four-to-the-floor in a way that I don’t think that I have ever heard before. The effect? It is not unheard of or unknown, however the combination? In my mind it is quite unique and that is what it sought after. I would have chosen a break, a rhythmic element. Max Kanding chooses the straight “big” drum and it is an excellent choice!

You can never escape the elders; like Autechre or Aphex, yet in our culture you can still create/make something new. Max Kanding has done exactly that. The “old” techno-infused loved/hated four-to-the-floor fused with classical electronica is nothing but brilliant! It is excellent music. Production, mixing, execution? Digitally abused in the form of reduction (bandcamp is nothing but the best but reduced bit rate is still reduction), towering tall and proud. Bass is intact to my ears.

That is: L’usine, Bauri, Bergman. Elblaus, Rotterdam, Detroit, UK, Lueder, Kennedy, Pawalski, Electronic Desert and then some. It’s incredible! I salute the’! Live to fight another day.

I love this album. Best track? Tro, håb og techno – it just makes me happy and do we not all need that? I would release this yesterday. It could be 2003, exact and warm embracing bass propagating for an externity. So, there is a future after all! Well done!

Is it a contender? For the best album of the year? Most definitely. That track and that title? I’m speechless. Come on!

* I did mention that I love you always? I miss you.

Tro, håb og techno = Faith, hope and techno

Det Är 5 Meter På Bromsen

November 18th, 2020 Comments off

Det är full broms. Bakdäcket är låst och det är fem meter på bromsen. Bromsa fram? Lite, men nja, nu är det daxs att styra också, därför det är fem meter på bromsen.

Låst/glidande/slidande i fart. Mörkt, minst tre barnvagnar (i bredd), amatör/pensionärs cyklister, mobiltittande och nedför. Måste styra också…

Translation? Try: bike@resurface.se.

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It Is Time

November 16th, 2020 Comments off

20 years? It took me a time to actually sign up… so I guess my: Joined on February 25, 2006 is somewhat of a late starter?

The aim was and has always have been the same to keep track of the collection, no actually it is the love for the music, formats, details and the stuff that drives non-collectors’ “normal” people mad/off-top-of-their-heads

Inside… flying the dust of some of on the 94’s today, some of the lesser known…

RINSE.FM 106.8FM* on po’n the dial!

94′ init’?, some you know, some you don’t know, in the words of name of the DT, 94 init’ today?!

Juicebox records Big Up! A Called Gerald the Clock remix om my Gosh! Killed me right there… I think I might actually own this track and that is one good reason why should never ever ever play with fire

* FM = Frequency Modulation. Rinse FM is an actual pirate radio station transmitting out of London. Pre-internet… they had to move the transmitter around London, because they did not have a permit to send/transmit music. It was and it is illegal to transmit anything on any frequency that is not sanctioned/paid for…

The mobile network are actually the same. I need to ride my bike… there is still time left.

Dancing, collection, Life and Will!

We are… We Are Viable. Hard pill to swallow? No matter this (again) to swallow the bitter pill (no punt intended). I confess! I am actually one and a half century old. Historically, 200 or 300 years ago? That would have been suspiciously old, like black magic old…

That is the essence of the music that I love and live for; the breaks… look forward and follow the eternal bass. Or as(s) it was once said. Release your mind ans your mind will follow.

Come on! We can do this! The Future is forward! It is unwritten… you need to believe in the future.

Hardware III

September 21st, 2020 Comments off

The Little Black Bear was kidnapped/stolen. This is his new companion* – it is a work in progress; rolling frame with frustratingly few parts missing right now.

The season is about to end, but as Uncle Dugs said: “We’re getting there!.

* Project 7005 aka Little Golden Puma.

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The Mechanic

September 14th, 2020 Comments off

Dissemble. Never tried or done that before. It was ridiculously hard removing that rear wheel in the dark. Will have to strip, lubricate and rebuild it. I have never done that before. It is going on the bike. No gears and foot break (disgrace) to boot. All because the free-wheeling little black bear was stolen.

Shimano CB-E110, the wheel/gear is Japanese? I am taking it apart. Trust me.

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Α And Ω

September 13th, 2020 Comments off

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I remember when I first heard it. UK biznizz and I remember not believing what I heard. UK musical supremacy. Interconnected. The breaks and the relentless bass. It is superior, decades. You can’t beat them. Ever. And then the Americans that can “master” (truly sorry) better than anyone else in the World…

Decades now. It is the best music ever produced and that is a fact!

This be culture. 1996.

Ride Or Die!

August 27th, 2020 Comments off

Horrific crash on Hamngatan, Stockholm opposite the grand NK department store.

It hurts a lot on the right side of my body (right knee, elbow and arm, hip and shoulder badly bruised). The little black bear was not a fault this time either. Misjudged the curb stone… and a subsequent hard, hard, very hard landing.

The little black one is built like a tank and did not suffer any injuries, the rider however.. is quite sore. That’s double R (RR) to you, aka Ruff Rider or simply put Ride Or Die. When the pavement comes rushing towards you in a hurry it will hurt eventually…

However, even Swedes can be surprisingly helpful at times.

– Hur gick det?
– Det är OK. Men rör inte min cykel!
– Du har ingen hjälm?

Google-translated:
– Comment c’était?
– C’est bon. Mais ne touchez pas à mon vélo!
– Vous n’avez pas de casque?

– How did it go?
– It is OK. But do not touch my bike!
– You do not have a helmet?

– Quomodo eam?
– Bene est. Nolite tangere cursus!
– Tu non galeam spem salutis?

As stated. It’s a Google translation. If you happen to know Swedish or any other language you will suffer an acute translation illness… and I’m hurting today.

One Word

July 13th, 2020 Comments off

A 24 hrs set? Absolutely epic! Isn’t that actually six (6) words? @ rinse.fm. Where else?

Oh my Lord! Dem’ be immortals. How long? As long as there’s power… I’m not leavin’ until I play my set (during a complete system/power breakdown).

– Still getting the levels right, a few technicals’. But, now we’re sorted.

And we’re ready to go (Fabio & Grooverider in exact unison and exactly co-ordinated!

– That’s right! Wow!

– That’s why it is important to keep calm under pressure. Staying focused, focused (I’m never going to make it through 24 hours… way too many re-listens)!

– Done!

Fabio & Grooverider presents Godfathers 24: PART 1 (of 5).
04/07/2020

And yes, I still do ❤ drum’n’bass…

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Randall The Vandal IV

May 19th, 2020 Comments off

24/7 for years running… intense crazy night light?

No, it is not doctored. The light is flashing in that frequency in real-time. The elepsi warning signs about flashing imagery are missing and it has been like that for years. This’ actual imagery/video and it’s on the internet? I would unscrew/replace the faulty machinery. Amazed that it still actually flashing…

Brand new dub plate. You cjan’t delete.
Dat’ mean we chrush dem’ completely. Bad boy, and that’s no secret. In the session they get killed so easy.

Somebody say “Reload”. Hey, Randall?! Someone say “Reload”!!!

So we say, die, dieeia, dieeia little souwnd boy, now you die.
You should neva’ have tried.
If a dub plate school? We run da college.
We haf’ to wave them bye, bye!

Until we seek them, we not find them. They say bad boy designed them? Murderaition!

We haf’ to wave them bye, bye!

The o.general (misplaced army = “Eagle” = 5000 men lost… Roman legionaries. The fighting elite were lost in the North. The tribes crushed them. Not a single one returned apart from one or two horses. The invincible army including the standard Eagle “disappeared”). The wall was constructed. Hadrinaus wall. The empire ends. Beyond this wall there is nothing.

– What is beyond the wall?
– Little one, there’s is noting beyond the wall. There’s nothing there (except the Eagle, the standard, 5th or 14th? All were lost, you and my life, what we’re fighting for, our pride, codex, that would be the souliders’ creed.

And you will need to fight, now!

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This Is My Home

May 18th, 2020 Comments off

This is where I live; among the machines and artefacts, on or not on the wall. It is not made-up? This is the reality, M. Fisher took his own life? And Erased EP by KMRU is an excellent release?

PSI49NET?

– What do you mean?
– Why are you behaving strange? Thatchers’s law?
– Not. It is electro?
– It is not new? It is electro?
– EDM? Sorry, but I just don’t know what that is.

– EBM = Electronic Body Music IDM or Intelligent Dance Music that I do know>

The first would be early 80’s and the mid 90’s where you even born then? Thatcher’s law?

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