Category Archives: Texts about music

Hello?

An ambient live set by KMRU that is nothing but excellent!

The intro is mesmerizing and exhibits some rather funny samples/field recordings. A snapshot of the “state” of the contemporary World if you will. Hello?

It comes highly recommended!

I want to go: there/here.

The Other [Minimal] One

DJ Premier is the best in this World.

There’s no question about that.

And I have been fortunate enough to say precisely that in person; it was very a long time ago.

The shortest loops possible, all and every time.

The sound is so… condensed, minimal and perfect.

What Is This Pressure? Destruction.

The one and only DJ STORM!

“First Lady”, gender? Non-valid, and I did change the heading from “What Is She Playing?” to “What Is This Pressure? Destruction.”.

For sure one of the best if not the best drum’n’bass DJ alive.

Mayhem and destruction. The set and the uncompromising musical pressure?

Pedigree, sure there is the Metalheadz heritage, but the skills? They can not and should never be questioned. The pure technicality and the selection?

That is pure talent, knowledge and the thing that separates a specialist from the rest.

It is the definition of being Elite. True steppa, and it is so hard to do… records at hand or not, it is an art and it is an artwork.

Hail, the one and only DJ Storm! Better than the rest. “The rude-girl Steppa!” (not my invention…).

“- Do I really need to have MC:s?”
“- No, but t is not my call. Sorry.”

In the silence and shadow of the drums and the basses; “Kill all MC:s” or simply shut up already or do it sometime…

The pressure? It is beyond, “One session”, it is dangerous and reckless playing. If you could just understand… Playing records like that?

“- What are you going to teach the people? What is the next track?”

That is my funeral right there. Simply rude playing.

“- Storm runnin’! watch the ride.”.

“- Save the people!”

One Love!

It’s On The Computer!

Shuffle all the songs in my music collection…?

The whole idea caught me by surprise. I left my computer unattended for a while and then I returned bewildered… no, it is, extremely, fascinated, truly.

I would never even I have thought of that idea…

The concept is somewhat understandable, but the collection is 25000 songs’ strong? “Shuffle all?” On 25K songs?

What’s all the fuzz about? Well, to begin with it is not a stream or a playlist. We’re talking about an (my) actual record compilation.

It is my record collection and it is comprised of actual files* stored on one of one of hard-drives.

The tracks are my labor-of-love, the past 35 yrs or so and not all, but most of them have a physical counterpart, a majority of them have counterpart existing in this World.

I’ve never, ever shuffled anything and I do not have playlists. I listen an album at time. In my rather selective 25000 songs’ strong collection.

This is related to a specific problem. Regarding history and traceability on the great Nokia-net, i.e Internet. It may not seem a problem just yet, however it is a problem in this very day…

There are serious temporal grievousness, that I have written/spoken of many times before.

History is memory, and memory is the future right?

Peace!

rinse.fm

The pure Saturday pressure… the very best music in the World and it is still there after all these years?

Listen to: rinse.fm at all times!

I have a hard time believing it, 24 hrs a day? Playing like that? Beyond two decades? I’m just humbled, going through the headphones (destroyed) and filled with the utmost gratitude, musically.

I will continue to listen, for an eternity, I’m just… confused (claiming is one thing, actually doing it (playing) is another thing all together). I did do that a long time ago. The selection part was easy, the mixing part was really hard.

The music, the mixing and the pressure is as good as it gets. UK? It is just impossible and it has always been like that… literally, decades later. The quality and selection? I just want to go home. My musical home is not where I currently reside or have ever resided.

The out-of-focus photo? Taken close by, I do believe that it is a small sized outboard motor and that it has been submerged (in the sea) for quite some time. I’m guessing longer than two decades.

No Chance Or This Is Electro

There is no possibility what-so-ever that there is no relation/connection between them.

J.Lueder, I.Kennedy and A.Rother. What’s the deal? Well, if you happen to listen to the music, you would need to get on your bike and ride a couple of kilometers.

Hm, I just can’t express it in words, I’ve been fortunate enough, the “musical idea” is so hard to reach.

It actually defines my entire existence and the one that really felt/understood that, in the way that that I do, track-by-track. Passed. It not the same thing as “I like music.”.

I can hear that in a track.. I can hear what the influence is. Does it matter? To me? Is it a question of life and death?

No Hope, No Dreams, No Love, My Only Escape Is Underground. “Somewhere in Detroit.” @ Underground Resistance.

Again.

Randall The Vandal I

Impossibly hard mixing by: DJ Randall, Oh my Lord!

It’s just too much… but don’t get me wrong it is brilliant! At the same time it is completely destroying everything…

I cannot even leave my own home, my calm, cool and collected day, without a rewind in all tranquility?

Why? It is called drum’n’bass (or dumb and bass depending on who you are inquiring…).

As much as I hate them; the belief-systems, they do exist an I’m no different. I do too belong to one or two or more of them, the belief-systems.

My father was always opposed to that very notion or idea. However, no human can/will resist. Not even him? No. No-one can escape the: belief-systems… not even my late father.

And I’m too old to accept this kind of musical assault. I’m not having it (nor are my neighbors for that matter, assumption, therefore switching to the headphones or I’ll get evicted in a hurry.).

This is exactly the kind of reckless behavior displayed by: DJ Storm et al. There’s no regard what-so-ever to an unassuming citizen… literally destroying an honest hard-working simple citizen’s ability to live a normal life?

And DJ Randall? Honestly? Come on! Is there any consideration? “It’s on the Computer.” Is that supposed to help anyone? How, is that going to help anyone? Ever!

It is simply rude… I’m sorry. I need more information. Destroying: my day, week, month and year. This is just not acceptable! The whole thing is simply put unacceptable.

I wore this outfit (not the black neck, but initially alongside a face-mask) whilst visiting the Fridge in Brixton, London, UK a long, long time ago.

And I did subsequently have a very, very hard time finding a cab, to bring me back to where I originally came from: NW London.

The Jönköping Shuffle

Mentors are important and I claim it is true for every field of knowledge… theoretical as well as in study of the arts.

Personally, however every human non-destructive endeavor is art, by definition.

That, according to me (and possible my tutors) is a question of definition and that is well beyond of the scope of this text and what I’m actually trying to say/write/force onto reality.

Premise: you need to learn everything; yes, not excluding: walking, talking, climbing and cycling too. Being an educated human being is something grand and it needs to be; respected, appreciated and cherished!

Electronic music would pertain to the sphere of the arts’. So, what what exactly is the Jönköping Shuffle? A prime example could be the recently released: PSI49NET 103 & 104 12″ by the one and only A.Rother.

– Can you give any further information regarding the so called “Shuffle”?
– Sorry, I’m afraid I cannot do that.

However, I can assure you that it exists. You would have to look up: The Label. Waver, I’m not taking any responsibility. what-so-ever, not yesterday and not tomorrow.

My honest and heartfelt recommendation is the following, and it can never be anything but this simple advice. You just need to listen to the music. There’s just no other way around it, at all.

I am truly sorry regarding that fact and everything pertained to it. I’m eternally grateful for all the lessons and knowledge passed onto me. But, it is virtually impossible for me to extend my gratitude. Time is a passing so rapidly and immediate actions are needed.

“Case didn’t understand the Zionites. Aerol, with no particular provocation, related the tale of the baby who had burst from his forehead and scampered into a forest of hypoponic ganja. ‘Ver’ small baby, mon, no long’ you finga.’ He rubbed his palm across an unscarred expanse of brown forehead and smiled. ‘It’s the ganja’ Molly said. when Case told her the story.”
William Gibson, Neuromancer, 1984, (1993), HarperCollinsPublishers.

Actually inventing the future? Tall order for any woman or man…

PS. The photo has nothing to-do with Jönköping at all. It is in fact the “fade” as viewed from the balcony in the Bürg 2019 and nothing else. And, so says the Bürgmeister.

And by the way: the o.general thanks: the eternal creator. The bringer of the word as it where.

Globalism Á La KMRU

This is surely one of the best tracks this year?

“- But, you say that all the time?”
“- Well, actually I don’t really.”.

KMRU’s Erased EP and in particular the first track “Erased” is just sublime and I don’t (not in the past nor in the future) write about stuff that I do not genuinely like.

“- Why is that?”. “- In all honesty, I really do not see the point.”.

I can hear a lot of promise in this release and I’m reminded of history, that would be memories close to me and I would be very surprised if the artist would be completely unaware of some of the things lingering in my personal collection; well, like Expanding Records for example and that makes me more than happy.

If that is not the case then there’s a surprise or two handy and ready for delivery, let’s say Myrakaru’s Tammetõru album.

Hence, the title of this post. The bassline is out-of-this-world and may very well be one of the best I’ve ever heard in my life. So? Well as far as I know. KMRU is hailing from Nairobi, Kenya.