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Depending On What You Want/Wish For

February 23rd, 2018 Comments off

I recently acquired it (the magazine too).

Why? I already knew that/I thought the collection was complete. It turned out to be incomplete, catastrophic. Missing tracks from Funkstörung, “Viceversa”. I searched the discs. They were not to be found.

Among the missing: the Jay-jay Johnson remix? Have I never heard it before? Then it must be ignorance. If it was indeed played to me. Doing it now.

Is that my very own hand? “And I just can’t remember, last laugh in time… I want some fun, now.”

Honestly? I don’t really know what to say. That is the song.

Internet? It is still possibly the best idea ever in all of human history. It may not surpass printing, but it is very close to single-character-set printing.

Correlation? No, not really. They subjects are not related. I had something else in mind to begin with.

Is it a real artifact? It is a depiction of an actual physical object? Is it an actual picture of the cover of a magazine?

Am I confident that it is in fact a picture of the cover of a magazine? I am quite assured, I know for a fact tat it is indeed a picture of a cover of a magazine. As I’m confident that the copy I own is not unique and that I did take a photo of it in my kitchen.

But, then again you tell me if it is a fact or not? Added irony? The next generation scratched the answer from the cover. I can be fixed so say Wired and I agree:

– Fit for purpose
– Safe and secure
– Future-proof
– A creative utopia
– Free of trolls
– Equal for all

Think about it. Hard. Is that going to happen? Well, I don’t know, but I do know that I for one do not want/wish for a broken Internet.

It is not to late. This tool? Is the most powerful ever in the history of mankind. It has/will change the course of humanity. Let’s guide this change. Yes/no?

– FIT FOR PURPOSE
– SAFE AND SECURE
– FUTURE-PROOF
– A CREATIVE UTOPIA
– FREE OF TROLLS
– EQUAL FOR ALL

Plz? Come on.

System Burial?

February 9th, 2018 Comments off

“No sound can test, so you can bring them on.”

Wow, that’s funny and quite a claim apart from being an excellent opening track and one, two or possibly three quite heavy samples.

Fabio & Groove upsetting again. Lovely!

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Electronic Music From The Lost World: 1998-2001

January 30th, 2018 Comments off

Of course it had to come to this.

The lost battle, what extraordinary music and the sentiment is very much retained.

That would be ASIP and you’ll find the digital version here: 1998-2001.

The title is excellent, by the side-way. Christian Kleine

Hjärtstartare

January 24th, 2018 Comments off

The actual defibrillator seems to missing.

There’s a hand-written comment on the “FELANMÄLD” note that reads: “Tom sedan september” (I am assuming the month of September last year, that would be 2017).

If the comment is indeed true and if it is currently January 2018 that would make give or take five months without a: “hjärtstartare”.

At T-Centralen (Central Station) in Stockholm, Sweden, on the upper floor.

The ATM a foot away (to the left in the picture, but out of the shot) seemed to be in full working order though.

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Reminisce III

January 23rd, 2018 Comments off

Brothomstates ‎– Claro – Warp Records ‎– WARP88CD – Released: 17 Sep 2001

Unexplainably good album.

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Reminisce II

January 22nd, 2018 Comments off

2004. It was so cool and southing sounding. Bringing hope of less aggressive times. A timeless album because the opening track is something else: “Peace Of Mind”. Classic neo-electro.

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More Dolor

January 22nd, 2018 Comments off

No punt intended… well that’s actually not entirely true.

Never mind that, if you like “Gun City”, “Sister” and the recently mentioned “5 9. 0”? Then there’re two more: “Ruby” and “Ara”. Equally excellent and brilliant contemporary electronic stuff.

I mean something, anything containing a title/track called: “Sorry, Prince (Wenh U Wwere Mine Cover)” and sounding like that?

What can I possibly say? Carving out a unique sound/sonic picture these days? That is a feat in itself. Doing so consistently? It is impressive. And contemporary in a real sense. I like it tremendously.

There’s a high-end sound track feel, yet a lo-fi approach that is quite unique. Digital production means if you have the ideas…

There seems to be more talent: lorn. Artist link: dolor.ws.

Again!? Dolor

January 16th, 2018 Comments off

There is something very, very special about this track… (actually is the whole album) and it is exciting.

Dolor ‎– Metropoles – Gun City – Not On Label (Dolor (3) Self-released) ‎– none – 2016.

It is still unreleased? Or is it? Different.

But, that’s just because Funcken played it? Well, it doesn’t really work that way. An excellent track is an excellent track and an excellent album is an excellent…

There is always a context. It is usually related to time for us humans in any event. It is decidely American in my mind. What does that mean? Well, it is from the US it is not UK bass.

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How Excellent Is This? [i].

January 16th, 2018 Comments off

Funkstörung’s remix of Jay-Jay Johnson’s “I Want Some Fun Now” on the Viceversa-remix-album (Studio !K7, 2001) ?

Naturally, an artist completely overlooked by me… at the time? It is highly unlikely that I would have ever considered listening or playing the original or this. In fact I did not. What a silly, silly thing to have done…

The lyrics are as funny as they are scarringly and accutly correct.

Other artists featured? A Guy Called Gerald, Speedy J, Plaid and Jean-Michel Jarre. The coup-de-gras? Well there’s an early Funckarma track called “Spatial Convolution” remixed (or Morphed by Funkstörung as it were) by Funkstörung.

Close call between: A Guy Called Gerald and Jay-Jay Johnson. The latter is probably my favourite. What about Funckarma? Allways out of competion. Always and for ever, ever, ever.

NOTE: The tracklisting from *T*unes is one of the most incoherent I have ever seen. Apart from the abovious ones I used the approx. track durations (it was a right nightmare I can tell you).

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Completely Out Of Control They Are…

January 12th, 2018 Comments off

The netlabels… el-ljud, aerotone, Touched, Silent Flow etc.

That’s litterally more than 1000 tracks or probably closer to ten. “Touched” are releasing compilations exceeding 400 tracks? “Silent Flow” has 129 releases since 2009. The recently found Aerotone label (apparently defunked since long) and earlier mentioned Silent Flow needs special attention. No, that is not accurate, they actually all need your attention:

– Plakto – Bumblesheep – el-ljud – ELJD015
– Arcfields ‎– Diodstar – el-ljud ‎– ELJD016

– Bluebridge Quartet – Adjusted For Low Noise Tape EP – Aerotone – aer007
– Le Mépris – Le Mépris – Aerotone – aer011
– Cantaloup ‎– On A Hill Not Far Away – Aerotone ‎– aer015

– Bezdna Radio Essentials Series 001 – 030 (I got 001 – 010…).
– Kosta T ‎– Hopelessness – Silent Flow ‎– SLNT052
– Jmdkm ‎– Mila – Silent Flow ‎– SLNT037

You need to remember: rinse.fm and all the other stuff.

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