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They’re Alive!

November 30th, 2017 Comments off

So, the mechanical engineering studies actually had a purpose in the end?

Two (2) M2 2×20 screws,  nuts and washers (I did have to drill and cut the screws down from 20mm to 16mm).

Forced to buy 300 pcs instead of the 8 pcs needed. 50/300 = 0,16 SEK a piece. 8 x 0,16 = 1,28 SEK.

The actual hardware did cost a little more than that, so I’m a winner (gagnant?). A rough estimate would be 1000 times more…

The pieces were made in China. If there would be any doubt. Actually the whole ensemble was manufactured there to begin with.

Originally engineered to break. There are brilliant people spending their time constructing/designing objects to fail? Why do they do that? My view? It should be very well known by now.

No, I never actually questioned that particular decision (mechanical engineering studies) in my life and I still intend to construct robots. My little one detests the mechanics/physics/science. My father did not like them either.

They’re alive now, repaired, saved and they’re back in active duty, they’re back to serve. Who? My trustworthy MDR-XB950BT headphones.  Japanese engineered Bluetooth headphones with built-in amplifier. I can push them. No distortion. I can push them beyond. Clean.

Completely unbalanced sounding and geared for one thing only and that is maximum bass. It does not have anything to do with high fidelity or exactness. They’re are played as loud* as is possible without distortion. It is a simple case of overstretch… I’m well aware of that and I’ll happily grant you that. I love it!

The reinstatement? First to be played? Erik Lundin – Suedi – RMH Records* – RMH008 – 2015.

This release distances everything else, this is by far the best Swedish hip hop album ever produced and released. It is a timeless piece of art right there. Best of the best.

Second to be played? Abd Al Malik – Scarifications – G!braltar – PIASL038LP – 2015. “Je ne dirais plus jamais, je t’aimes.”

Third? Lenzman – All For You EP – The North Quarter – NQ001 – 2016. “Greatful, as free as you want to be.”

Classic and arcaic drum’n’bass. “Grateful” that is a full two decades and some later. I can’t believe it. Did I actually miss my own life?

Fourth? Digital.

* Inte högt (frequency), hög volum utan starkt (loudness). Snart doktor L.E. har alltid rättat mig ang. det. Not “high” volume, but “loud”. The soon to be doctor L.E. have always corrected me on the subject. I feel… humbled and proud.


Om Unit Remixing Seba?

November 8th, 2017 Comments off

Actually, I heard about it the last friday (2017/11/03) and I saw it yesterday (2017/11/04).

I have not heard it yet. But, on the face off it. It seems like a pretty good idea.

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Don’t Worry. There Will Be Breaks At The End…

November 7th, 2017 Comments off

Eternal Love.

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The Major Once Told Me

November 5th, 2017 Comments off

– “Full bass and no treble? That is the all classic teenage set-up?”

I did have that set-up. I have matured a little since then possibly? No, not really.

Picture: it is indeed my work horse, still in active duty. It’s my NAD 352 C amplifier coupled to basically every HW I have in my possession.

Firstly my Dali Ikon 1 speakers, the rest of the visual and audio equipment.

My tripled Wi-Fi network is involved (whatever happened with the recent WPA-2 breach?).

Last but not least the graphic monster called “Thalita” that belongs to the little one.

Mm, the others have names as well. The master is called “Merak”. Yes, they’re named in a systematic way. Is there another way?

Speaking of the little one. I’ve offered him another 8GB RAM. Not the same speed and since I told him that they may “clock down” the rest (slowest gets priority) he’s no longer interested/curious. I did tell him that, but even if that would be the case an extra 8GB should be advantageous.

Would you not be curious and you would not want to try? The answer is… No, you would not!*

Phones and then what. It was never and will never be my vision of technology.

If you look closely you will notice that the dials are set neutrally these days, the blue beauty of the Northern sky and an actual reflection of myself in the picture.

I replaced the “big” speakers** along time ago. And I used to have a dedicated 10″ sub-bass incorporated as well. It was fun but completely unreasonable. Actually I should have had a 12″ (I will have one). The 10″ was way to agressive for my taste. Nowadays? More treble and a more “balanced” sonic picture possibly?

However, in reality my amplifier is not actually pulling the weight, rather my MDR-XB950BT (to everyone’s relief I might add, if they were actually aware of the fact) are and they (my headphones) are set to pure teenager mode.

Full and maximised bass (inbuilt amplifier), so no sonic neutrality at all really. Basically, I listen to them with as much bass as they can physically produce without distorting. Why? Because I like it like that.

Other story. The sound can be recreated, but you need stacks… towers of them. I know, many towers.

* That’s so strange. So, I’m just going to do it. An extra 8GB? If the machine in fact will not perform better? Then I will concede. I promise. Performance is measurable.

** They were converted to sub-basses, painted white and reside in a completely different location.

Broke The Mould

November 5th, 2017 Comments off

It was bound to happen rigth? Sooner or later?

Decoder? The label is called Hardleaders? Do you know?

Photek and Source Direct. What? Listen.

Break me? Decoder and Hardleaders’ would do that and they did.

It was always a favourite album, now? I don’t know. It is not 1998 is it?

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I Think That I

November 5th, 2017 Comments off

No. There is nothing better. I don’t care what you think that you did hear. “Decorder” on Hardleaders? That’s it. I went to Uppsala to listen to it.

What? No, that’s it. No discussion. No arguments. No, “I feel that”. Pure f*****g breaks! Either you like it or you don’t. No considerations. These are the breaks.

Eternal Breaks?

November 4th, 2017 Comments off

Do you mean that literall?


Yes, I do mean that, forever.

Beats forever, breaks forever, “Le tam-tam” forever.

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Need To Go Back, Way Back…

November 2nd, 2017 Comments off

Diamond D & The Psychotic Neurotics – Stunts, Blunts, & Hip Hop – 1992

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Om Unit – Self – Cosmic Bridge – CBRLP 001D

November 2nd, 2017 Comments off

Related would you not say?

I haven’t not heard the album yet. But, since I really don’t like all caps (executive of

I’m just going to rewrite some of it. Oh, my this is good music. Contemporary and ancient at the same time. Is “Cold Love” that short? Mm, the 1:30 attention-span-shortage-mixing… it is a shame or is the idea that you extend on your own? In some nifty software?

A frighteningly good track and an equally talented performer.

“Cloudwerk”? The title alone is amusing.

“When you go outside, talking to your self you’ll be fine. …I get caught in the Matrix, I need beats for the heart talking Heads and they’re a falling apart. Wish you were here now. Tell me why do you not…”

Yes, I do believe that “Cosmic Bridge” is in fact Om Unit’s own label. I have not yet verified. I just got the damn thing. How, is that for QC/QA? There’s proper Quality Control/Quality Assurance for my peps!

There are problems. “No man/woman is an island kind of problems.” If you make great things you are standing on someone’s shoulders. 2017? It is not the first time it happens, but the pace is elevated. There could be one, two, three or five of generations’ shoulders you are standing on right now?

Why is that so hard? Why is it not the opposite? I heard it, I got inspired and I wanted to create something unique?

It has always been a (theoretical) problem to me. If there’s no history of there indeed is such a thing as “secret” history (I certainly do not believe so.) Actually there are large parts of drum’n’bass history lost already. Crucial parts. What will happen when 1st and 2nd gen/line disappears?

“What is this strange black circular thing he/she collected? Does it burn? These rubbish files? Delete, right? Mm.

What will happen to lineage?

I can say this much. Breaks never let me done, ever.

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I Simply Refuse To Believe That It Is A Single Man’s Work

October 31st, 2017 Comments off

Proof? None, what so ever. Exerience? Some. Intution? Lot’s of that stuff.

Om Unit? I know that he can mix (I’ve heard it or “seen” him do it.). I know that he can produce.

And I don’t mind the pre-mix, eventhough I preferr the live version. It is generally so much more lively.
– Fine. get to the point. So, what exatky is you objection?
– I claim that there is no way a single/one human put this together.
– What do you mean by that?
– I mean that: there are tracks in this mix that are super old, possibly very well before birth, there are tracks that are super secret, some (must be from last week) stuff that is to new to make a weeends mix of, hidden tracks. Etc.

Can one indivudual really know all that and furthermore finding it all “super-mix” it for a two hour show?

– Maybe it is a very good collector?
– That is a valid question. I’m sure he is. It is not my point. Never said he is not more than qualified. However, no matter your internet. It takes time to collect and to find exactly what you are looking for? It used to take decades and in fact it still does take time.

I’m listening to the “Self” and ofcourse it would help if you’re actually playing your own music. That was not the asumption when I wrote this. Some of the really “new” stuff is self-produced. I’m still sticking to my guns.

I’m as old about that you can get. No, I’m not the oldeset one. I actually think that I know who the elder is the oldest now living. No, I will not tell you. A remix of a remix of a remix of a classic track. You need to get your hands on it though?

Again is not the mixing. No way, one person put this togheter. No. You can’t streatch that long. I have never ever seen a DJ do that. Ever. With breakbeats? I say multiple induviduals or a really freighting machine. I claim it can’t be done. There are to many hits, to many styles, to broad a time-span.

No one can play the hits fro everyone. It is impossible to play all hits…

Simply put, it is to perfect and too clean. You would have to all the DAT:s to begin with? And then get all of them remastered and leveled to perform the perfect mix? Is that possible? 1990’s sound I do know and I do know how it sounded a decade earlier…

The little one said amids my rant: “Om Unit” is that one person or several persons? A perfectly relevant question and a rather interesting idea (not new).

In my mind is clear. Rhe best/cleanst/energetic/bass-filled mix ever without any misstake? Even the titles? “Out Of The Shadows” give me a break!

Machines Are Taking Over

It must be a machine?

I will never be able to prove anything of it. It seems impossible to me. I’ve been listened carefully since early days, avid collector and drum’n’bass is a passion. I just can’t see it being done. Again not the technical stuff. I know. I’m saying that it impossible to construct a set from 1993 – 2017 on your own. It can’t be done by a single person. Not by one man.

I don’t know Om Unit the artist. But, if you want to make a bet. There are tracks and versions of tracks… it is unreasonable that he would not know them.

The americana bits? Brilliant and it could very be from the very former week. More than love for Om Unit, I just can’t really believe it.

Need to review this text. I never write and seldom make public something that I bitterly regret, but it has happened in the past.

*My main concern right now is that there is something hindering my typing. As far as I am concerned my machine could be set on fire. “Key-lag”? I will solve it or it goes out the window. Most important part according to me? The keyboard. An immidate reboot and investigation.

Don’t get me wrong I for one have never ever heard anything like this.

“It is too bad she won’t get to live, but then again who does?”

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