BPITCH records... Ellen Allien, Sascha Funke, etc.

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German label Bpitch records is currently the only label I can think of that has a steadily high hit/miss ratio of releasing very noisy, interesting 4/4 material.. whether it's called techno, electro, glitch, 'clash, or whatev. Cases in point:

HAL 9000 and SYVLIE MARKS "We Electric" EP... The lead track "Masturbation While Menstruation" is a prime example of what electroclash should consistently be... High focus on a bizarre but rib-punching groove.

ELLEN ALLIEN "Kuss" 12"... half this record sounds like samples of someone licking the end of a guitar cord connected to a heavily saturated amp. For fans of dance and noise acts, this is the perfect meld.

SASCHA FUNKE "When Will I Be Famous?"... yup, a cover of the Bros song. Sparse, funke-y, and quirke-y.

donut bitch (donut), Sunday, 15 December 2002 21:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I haven't heard everything on BPitch, but I'd say most of the music is trying too hard to be catchy. Ok, Ellen Allien's own work (Weiss.Mix is so dope, as well as Stadtkind and Eerdbeermund), but I don't like Sascha Funke, Feadz or Modeselektor. The music is pleasant at the very beginning, but I get quickly bored cause the pleasure fades away after one minute, frustrates the listener, prematurate ejaculation-style. The label is really hyped-up right now, aren't they? I don't mind, that's cool for them. But many people tend to overrate them, maybe because they have such a slick and cutting edge but pop image, thanks to their spectacular artwork.

Etienne Menu (Etienne), Sunday, 15 December 2002 21:46 (eighteen years ago) link

BPitch Control on Discogs

The best on BPitch Control is Tok Tok though.

Siegbran (eofor), Sunday, 15 December 2002 21:59 (eighteen years ago) link

BPitch is great! I am totally in love with their Berlin 2001 compilation right now. Search: Martini Bros. "Dance Like It Is OK", and Mia's "FactoryCityElectro PunkRMX". Oh yeah, and anything by Barbara Morgenstern.

"German label Bpitch records is currently the only label I can think of that has a steadily high hit/miss ratio of releasing very noisy, interesting 4/4 material.."

This is wrong though. Hello, Kompakt?

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Sunday, 15 December 2002 22:42 (eighteen years ago) link

Kompakt bores the shit out of me, sorry.

donut bitch (donut), Sunday, 15 December 2002 23:34 (eighteen years ago) link

Ah, NOW the smackdown begins! Will Andy and Tim fight back against this wave of Kompakt being played?

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 16 December 2002 00:27 (eighteen years ago) link

Fuckin' A, Kompakt has a poor hit/miss ratio and you all know it. However their hits are admittedly head and shoulders above most everything else.

I need to listen to more BPitch but I've still got to catch up on the latest from Grandpa Tresor, the record label Force Tracks wants to be.

Tom Millar (Millar), Monday, 16 December 2002 00:31 (eighteen years ago) link

kompakt's not that noisy anyway

bob zemko (bob), Monday, 16 December 2002 01:06 (eighteen years ago) link

Bob have you listened to Reinhardt Voight or Schaeben & Voss lately?

Brian, I'm curious as to how you'd say Hakan Lidbo is interesting but Kompakt is boring - what's the distinction?

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Monday, 16 December 2002 04:55 (eighteen years ago) link

Well, the distinction is: I'm very selective about the Hakan Lidbo I actually purchase. He doesn't exactly have a large hit/miss ratio himself, but when he hits, it creates incredible fireworks. When he becomes freaky noisy 4/4 guy, as opposed to more edible subtle groovy 4/4 guy or electro guy, it's unfathomable. For example, search "open session", "mobies and mogies"... destroy "sexy robot" (his attempt to do electroclash or something). It was downright sad, it was so bad.

donut bitch (donut), Monday, 16 December 2002 18:45 (eighteen years ago) link

To further elaborate, I have an abnormally low tolerance for subtle, minimal house. I just don't have the taste for it.

I'll make a mild exception for folks like Akufen (then again, that's hardly "minimal" stuff.) The latest remix release of Cabaret Voltaire's "Nag Nag Nag" was brilliant.. but I couldn't get into most of "My Way". The microsampling is groovy, but the melodies underneath just grated on me in a way most subtle funky house grates on me.

I think this is where I plainly admit that noisy-industrial influences in modern electronic dance music will always excite me, and not much else will.

donut bitch (donut), Monday, 16 December 2002 18:50 (eighteen years ago) link

"most subtle funky house grates on me."

Ah, I see you're a lost cause then ;-)

"I'll make a mild exception for folks like Akufen (then again, that's hardly "minimal" stuff.) The latest remix release of Cabaret Voltaire's "Nag Nag Nag" was brilliant."

See, I thought that was him taking his approach into needlessly convoluted areas. Much prefer "Little Hop Of Horrors" for a similar but more, um, aesthetically pleasing sort of sound.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Monday, 16 December 2002 20:48 (eighteen years ago) link

that "nag nag nag" remix was rubbish. has anyone heard his rmx of craiiiiig david's "what's your flava"? s'pretty good. amusingly, they also got todd edwards to remix it; a case of spot the difference.

michael wells (michael w.), Tuesday, 17 December 2002 09:30 (eighteen years ago) link

further research leads me to retract my earlier statement

bob zemko (bob), Tuesday, 17 December 2002 14:46 (eighteen years ago) link

If Kompakt compiled the first five Speicher 12"s onto one disc, it'd be just as noisy as Berlin 2001 -- if not more so.

Andy K (Andy K), Tuesday, 17 December 2002 15:12 (eighteen years ago) link

I usually quite enjoy B-Pitch Control releases
I also picked interesting stuff on Erkrankung
durch Musique (www.erkrankung.net) and Viewlexx
(http://www.hotmix.nl/).

By the way, the Sascha Funke is more a remix than
a cover, unfortunately it's also (in my opinion)
his best work so far.
If I got it right, one of the Bros twins would now
be Pink's manager (tour manager ?) :)

Did you guys check BLACK STROBE's "Me & Madonna"
on Output ?

V. (V.), Tuesday, 17 December 2002 15:37 (eighteen years ago) link

two months pass...
revive! and... to broaden the scop a bit, if i can, my favorite BPitch right now is the "chrono" ep by paul kalkbrenner. are there any other artists (besides kaito, sorta) who are working to renovate Trance in the same sort of way?

Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Thursday, 6 March 2003 19:44 (eighteen years ago) link

one year passes...
Todd Edwards is a musical genius, Akufen is not.

J Lew, Friday, 9 April 2004 21:33 (seventeen years ago) link

eight months pass...
The New Ellen Allien album, "Thrills" is out this May!

(See here)

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Saturday, 8 January 2005 22:05 (sixteen years ago) link

It doesn't seem like Tok Tok is on Bpitch anymore.. I still haven't heard the EP they put out last year!

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Sunday, 9 January 2005 01:35 (sixteen years ago) link

the best bpitch track so far is "Wasp" by Kiki and Silversurfer, it's neworderiffic

Ronan (Ronan), Sunday, 9 January 2005 18:14 (sixteen years ago) link

'Wasp' will be on the CD compilation 'Camping' out in Feb btw.

xpost Tok Tok are about the only act on bpitch (other than some of the too-repetitive Paul Kalkbrenner stuff) that I really can't get into. Interesting (if a little big-beaty) breaks and effects but every single song on 'Run.Stop.Restore' seems to give up developing in any way after two minutes.

wibbler, Sunday, 9 January 2005 20:34 (sixteen years ago) link

the TokTok Soffy O album is mostly fabulous, ditto Allien - looking forward to the new one (and anything more featuring Soffy if it's out there...)

Stevem On X (blueski), Sunday, 9 January 2005 22:06 (sixteen years ago) link

every single song on 'Run.Stop.Restore' seems to give up developing in any way after two minutes

That's when you mix out I guess!

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Sunday, 9 January 2005 23:46 (sixteen years ago) link

...surprised no one mentioned smash tv. definitely one of my fav's...

chameleonic, Monday, 10 January 2005 17:05 (sixteen years ago) link

I like modeselektor very very much.

The rest of the bptch stuff is
usually enteresting, and i like
some of most of what they do.

But very rarely do i like a whole release.

Geoffrey Mark Maddock (cutups), Monday, 10 January 2005 20:04 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh yea Smash TV's first 12" on bpitch is excellent...
dunno how i forgot that.

Geoffrey Mark Maddock (cutups), Monday, 10 January 2005 20:05 (sixteen years ago) link

sMASH tv

.adam (nordicskilla), Monday, 10 January 2005 20:29 (sixteen years ago) link

one month passes...
the Bpitch night at Fabric last night was fucking awesome. The first half of Tomas Andersson's set, looooove, and when Sylvie and Ellen did their joint set too. The Camping compilation totally owns my world right now.

The Lex (The Lex), Sunday, 27 February 2005 17:01 (sixteen years ago) link

Damnit, was considering trying to get across after some of the Output party, but got carried away. I'd of loved to seen Tomas Andersson, but the Output night was just amazing as well.

MattR (MattR), Sunday, 27 February 2005 17:13 (sixteen years ago) link

two months pass...
does anyone know if any new compilations are in the plans? or albums(besides ellen aliien?

Lovelace (Lovelace), Sunday, 15 May 2005 00:46 (sixteen years ago) link

Tomas Andersson & Modeselektor are scheduled to put out full-lengths this year, around autumn.

Compilations, not sure. I hope so!

fandango (fandango), Sunday, 15 May 2005 00:57 (sixteen years ago) link

what's the deal with this 'momo' sub-label?

it's mentioned as an upcoming project in an XLR8R magazine interview (also available as a huge pdf download on Ellen's site)

while we're at it are any of the spielweise 7"s any good?

also ... do bpitch do 'official' (bleep.com, kompakt etc) downloads at all?

(at some point I really will get broadband and cease the need for all these pointless questions ... if slsk still works by then).

fandango (fandango), Friday, 27 May 2005 20:50 (sixteen years ago) link

two months pass...
That Ben Klock record (the first one on Memo sub-label) sounds oddly like Bpitch Control circa "Berlin 2001".

Whilst it seems like the main label has been changing things up a bit, aiming for an even bigger, ambitious (dare I say more commercial? in a good way I think) kind of sound - new Paul Kalkbrenner, "Washing Up" etc

Bit early to speculate if this is actually the case maybe, as I don't follow (and can't download) the 12"s as well as some people probably do. I'd appreciate another compilation by early/mid '06.

*speaking of which, that *must* have been their biggest hit outside of Germany by a large margin to date?

I might rank the CD releases later (if I can be arsed or anyone still cares) I have, minus 3, all of them I think! and some rekkids/mp3/label-related stuff.

fandango (fandango), Monday, 22 August 2005 08:02 (fifteen years ago) link

They certainly have been favoring their rave/techno side this year instead of the more abstract/idm type stuff. I'm not complaining because they are on a real hot streak at the moment.

Looking forward to the Tomas Anderrson and Modeselektor full lengths coming out later this year. Tomas has been on fire lately with 3 killer twelve inches ("Festivities," "Washing Up," "Hip Date") as well as great remixes for Sylvie Marks, Trick & Kubic, and Hans Nieswandt.

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Monday, 22 August 2005 09:29 (fifteen years ago) link

im still not sure if Paul Kalkbrenner: Gebrünn Gebrünn is the best or the worst techno track ever, but its certainly the most e-soaked and least elegant one

clarence boudica (FE7), Wednesday, 31 August 2005 16:08 (fifteen years ago) link

COMING SOON ON BPITCH CONTROL:

BPC114 TOMAS ANDERSSON – HIP DATE 12”
BPC115 MODESELEKTOR – HELLO MOM ! CD/LP
BPC116 ELLEN ALLIEN – DOWN REMIXES BY DINKY, Drama Society, FuckALoop 12”
BPC117 V.A. CAMPING 2 COMPILATION CD woo & yay!
BPC118 KIKI – SIRIUS 12”

Is this (Camping 2) going to be all new/recent stuff then? I thought that was the idea mentioned in the review of the first one... which was something I hadn't seen hinted at anywhere else. Umm, usual suspects to thread plz :)

fandango (fandango), Monday, 12 September 2005 12:04 (fifteen years ago) link

Does anyone have the Luv Sikk Ep on Bpitch? I've lost my copy and am desperate to get hold of it again? If anyone can ysi the track 'Milky Wave' in particular I would be really happy...

davemotion, Monday, 12 September 2005 16:44 (fifteen years ago) link

speaking of "does anyone have", does anyone have the Paul Kalkenbrenner track Tatu-Tata on Bpitch? YSI/Gmail possible? The copy at the record store has a huge scratch on the last bit of the outro that pops every rotation...not nice, esp. at 12.99

biz, Monday, 12 September 2005 16:50 (fifteen years ago) link

Camping 2 tracklist (amazon.de)

1.Ellen Allien / Alles Sehen / Miss Kittin Rmx / BPC073 3:58
2.The Mfa / Disco 2 Break / BPC109 / 3:51
3.Kiki / So easy to forget kiki rmx / BPC102 / 4:35
4.Sascha Funke / Quiet Please / BPC075 / 4:58
5.Smash TV / TechTechTalk / BPC104 / 4:05
6.Tomas Andersson / Happy Happy / BPC100 / 3:59
7.Ellen Allien / Your body is my body kiki rmx / BPC113 / 4:47
8.Paul Kalkbrenner / Deep / BPC022 / 3:36
9.Sascha Funke / a Boy / BPC112 / 3:31
10.Ben Klock / Land of Milk & Honey / Memo 01 / 3:48
11.Ellen Allien / Naked Rain / BPC106 / 4:09
12.Paul Kalkbrenner / Gebrünn Gebrünn / BPC112 / 3:59
13.Tomas andersson / Washing Up - Tiga rmx / BPC108 / 3:38
14.Sylvie Marks & Hal9000 / My computer eats an acid trip - Dexter Remix / BPC103 / 3:52
15.Feadz / 2kind4u / BPC086 / 4:00
16.Mochipet / Beautiful belonious bits / BPC067 / 2:38
17.Modeselektor / Fake Emotion feat. Paul St.Hillaire / BPC115 / 3:23

Something like I expected, a mix of newer 'hits' and misc. 12" gems & remixes. A Memo track too. A little bit of 'archive' stuff oddly, maybe selected for flow* more than CD collection logic? I was wondering if it might be mixed this time, but can't see that mentioned anywhere.

*I'd rather have had the other Sascha Funke newie instead of an album track off 'Bravo' I guess. But I'm not complaining, unlike the first 'Camping' I only own a couple of these, not surprisingly the tracks available on CD. Quite glad it doesn't duplicate anything off the 12"s I do have!

Wonder if this'll retail at budget price again? A lot of stores didn't actually sell it at the lower price the first time though.

fandango (fandango), Monday, 26 September 2005 13:11 (fifteen years ago) link

I've been listening to Sascha Funke's Bravo quite a bit lately. Nice stuff. When I first got it, I think I found it a bit too downtempo, but it works well as evening background music.

o. nate (onate), Monday, 26 September 2005 13:25 (fifteen years ago) link

I love his remix of Alexander Kowalski's "Lock Me Up" - so pretty/prickly, like one of those flowering cactii.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Monday, 26 September 2005 13:33 (fifteen years ago) link

ARRGH, when will they finally release Sylvie/Hal9K's "Masturbation While Mentruation" on one of these comps? The grooves on my "We Electric" EP are starting to wear out!

donut hallivallerieburtonelli omg lol (donut), Monday, 26 September 2005 16:58 (fifteen years ago) link

have recently (finally) heard tomas andersson's "bass come down" from last year and it is currently my all time fave for the minute. i can't stop playing it. how's his other, newer stuff compare?

andrew m. (andrewmorgan), Monday, 26 September 2005 18:02 (fifteen years ago) link

Yeah "Bass Come Down" is probably as strong as the flip really, if less poptastic.

I downloaded "Masturbation While Mentruation" after donut's praise... it's rubbish!

Part of me still feels slightly hanging on for something else after this new compilation passes (of course my feelings may change when I hear it properly.). Like a Camping 3 of _all new_ tracks. The Modeselektor album will probably keep me going though.

I dunno I love Bpitch pretty hard but I do wonder where they're headed to creatively. I hope they're not losing the quirk, and non-throwaway-DJ tool vibe which really is one of the things that endears them most to me for a 'dance' label. "Washing Up" for instance, it's certainly a "rocker" (emphasis intended) but there's something uneasily generic about it somehow.

fandango (fandango), Monday, 26 September 2005 21:12 (fifteen years ago) link

I downloaded "Masturbation While Mentruation" after donut's praise... it's rubbish!

The lyrics are lame and 'klash-by-the-numbers... but what did you expect? But I love the music backing.. it's essentially a Bpitch style cover of New Order's "5 8 6", with lots of weird noises zooming in and out.

donut hallivallerieburtonelli omg lol (donut), Monday, 26 September 2005 21:16 (fifteen years ago) link

ah fair enough. I think it was just something in the delivery that didn't quite gel for me.

Maybe 'rubbish' is harsh, unconvincing (whatever relevance that has for electroclashy stuff) perhaps might be more accurate. Apart from that one I rarely dislike *any* of their tracks! I even loved Krazeee, despite the universally lukewarm-to-bad reviews, oh well.

fandango (fandango), Monday, 26 September 2005 21:26 (fifteen years ago) link

two months pass...
er... http://img.fark.com/images/topics/obvious.gif but anyway I really like 'Camping 2'. Still very varied, and still surprising.

The edits aren't as noticable as on the first one (because I haven't played 75% of the tracks to death already here) and in fact really improve the playability. There's a fair amount of Total 6 I wouldn't mind taking scissors to...

I think I realised what bugs me about the Washing Up remix after so long... I don't like the way the synth line sounds cheap and nasty after being pitched up slightly, it kinda gets on my teeth, and I wonder if it's intentional or not. I don't know how Tiga makes his stuff, or if I'm misunderstanding the technology involved but aren't things like Ableto supposed to be able to speed parts up without taking them into chipmunk-land? Keeping the original frequencies intact?

fandango (fandango), Saturday, 26 November 2005 15:24 (fifteen years ago) link

OTM fandango RE: Tiga mix of "Washing Up." I thought I was the only one who preferred the original.

The Brainwasher (Twilight), Saturday, 26 November 2005 15:33 (fifteen years ago) link

Hmmm... listening again to "Washing Up" (on Beatport.com... looking at what might be worth cherry-picking & burning to CDR from the vinyl releases in the catalouge, although it's not a complete listing, neither is Kompakt-net ... I've still never heard that "Missy Queen" hit all the way through! Also, I really want a copy of Ben Klock "Earthquake" but fuck me £6.99 for the vinyl when I don't DJ is taking fanboyism a bit too far.) I'm not sure I think either version is his best tune really... and the Tiga mix isn't that crazily piched up/cheap/nasty as much as just close to out-of-tune at points. Weird.

fandango (fandango), Tuesday, 29 November 2005 23:59 (fifteen years ago) link

i like it

jergïns, Wednesday, 30 April 2008 05:38 (thirteen years ago) link

i love it. her best mix since weiss.

Jeff W, Wednesday, 30 April 2008 11:37 (thirteen years ago) link

six months pass...

Has anyone seen Berlin Calling? I found Paul Kalkbrenner's performance (and soundtrack) a treat.

mmmm, Tuesday, 25 November 2008 00:06 (twelve years ago) link

three months pass...

Search: http://www.residentadvisor.net/news.aspx?id=10253 (it l34k3d and it's AMAZING)

StanM, Wednesday, 25 February 2009 19:44 (twelve years ago) link

Did the mono promo leak? I'd rather wait than check that, I think.

mh, Wednesday, 25 February 2009 19:51 (twelve years ago) link

Now that you mention it, yeah, no, it's not very stereo :-/

StanM, Wednesday, 25 February 2009 19:56 (twelve years ago) link

eleven months pass...

Just got an Amazon.de alert about Ellen's latest mix CD, Watergate 05:
http://www.residentadvisor.net/news.aspx?id=11402

Anyone heard it? Thoughts?

Jeff W, Friday, 5 February 2010 10:49 (eleven years ago) link

nothing special after a few listens to be honest... similar feel and approach to her BoogyBytes mix.

Not BAD, better than average probably but I'm just not that 'into' it so far after a few listens :/

fndgo, Friday, 5 February 2010 18:35 (eleven years ago) link

Another Amazon.de alert:

http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B0034YLWCE/ref=pe_3811_18653821_snp_dp

ooh, new product?

Jeff W, Friday, 19 February 2010 10:41 (eleven years ago) link

Can't read German. Is that a new Ellen Allien recording or is it another mix/compilation?

Sool was a bit headscratching for me but Thrills remains one of my new favourite albums. I know I'm in the minority on this, but I prefer it to Orchestra of Bubbles.

Masonic Boom, Friday, 19 February 2010 11:01 (eleven years ago) link

a new Ellen 12" single - out in March

Jeff W, Friday, 19 February 2010 11:42 (eleven years ago) link

Sool was a bit headscratching for me but Thrills remains one of my new favourite albums. I know I'm in the minority on this, but I prefer it to Orchestra of Bubbles.

thrills and OOB are pretty much on a par for me - they're so different i find it hard to directly compare them, one so hard and cold and the other so warm and soft. two of the absolute best - maybe even THE best - dance artist albums of the 00s though.

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Friday, 19 February 2010 12:10 (eleven years ago) link

the new mix is nice enough but i'd rather have another album now tbh

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Friday, 19 February 2010 12:10 (eleven years ago) link

btw good to see you back k8 :)

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Friday, 19 February 2010 12:11 (eleven years ago) link

I think it's perhaps the hardness and the clinical crunchiness on Thrills that makes me like it so much. Those sharp-as-razor distorted guitar samples. There's just this beautiful sense of precision about it, it's such an odd contrast, the abandon of the record's themes contrasted with this totally precise machine-like music. Something so wonderfully Germanic about that.

Masonic Boom, Friday, 19 February 2010 12:17 (eleven years ago) link

otm, they're both so physical but in contrasting ways - one where you have to move against the music, one where you sink into it.

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Friday, 19 February 2010 12:20 (eleven years ago) link

I think that's the problem with OoB, I don't really have the desire to move to it. Thrills, however, makes me bounce around like a demented feret.

I was just listening to it on the way to work this morning (it's good way to work music) and it's one of those albums that makes people move away from me on the tube coz I'm bouncing up and down in my seat. I don't really get the same experience with OoB.

Masonic Boom, Friday, 19 February 2010 12:27 (eleven years ago) link

Not BAD, better than average probably but I'm just not that 'into' it so far after a few listens :/

Sounds like everything she's ever done.
Well, orchestra of bubbles is really great, but at this point I feel like caring about Ellen Allien is just a tedious effort with an empty reward.

EDB, Friday, 19 February 2010 20:18 (eleven years ago) link

Kate has nailed my thoughts and feelings re. Thrills.

We should have called Suzie and Bobby (NickB), Friday, 19 February 2010 20:32 (eleven years ago) link

Thrills, however, makes me bounce around like a demented feret.

Google Image Search for "demented ferret" brings up a picture of Fergie, fwiw.

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Friday, 19 February 2010 20:39 (eleven years ago) link

That's funny. GIS for demented ferret brings up this for me.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9e/Die_ENIAC-Einheiten_-_links_wahrscheinlich_der_Speicher_für_eine_einzige_Dezimalziffer.jpg

Which is very Ellen Allien picture if you ask me so that suits me just fine.

Masonic Boom, Friday, 19 February 2010 22:18 (eleven years ago) link

six months pass...

So the We Love album is pretty great.

http://www.myspace.com/welovewelove

Ned Raggett, Monday, 30 August 2010 17:18 (ten years ago) link

it is really, really great.

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Monday, 30 August 2010 17:46 (ten years ago) link

I like how the album kept surprising me a bit as it went. *Always* a good sign.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 30 August 2010 17:52 (ten years ago) link

What's it like?

Neggin' you crapative (NickB), Monday, 30 August 2010 18:06 (ten years ago) link

I hate to be lazy but I haven't figured out the best words for it yet. Lex or anyone else, want to give it a try?

Ned Raggett, Monday, 30 August 2010 18:35 (ten years ago) link

i haven't either, and i'm too hungover today :/

um, kind of paranoid propulsive electro that's just really beautifully and inventively produced; constant left turns as ned says, but very immediate and accessible too; comparisons that come to mind include ellen allien's thrills and chloé's the waiting room though it's not exactly like either. i've been rinsing it for about a month and it feels like i still hear something new every time.

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Monday, 30 August 2010 18:44 (ten years ago) link

I love the fact that the biggest/most immediate pop numbers appear at the END of the album. More bands should be so confident.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 30 August 2010 18:51 (ten years ago) link

Pls remind me about this tomorrow when I'm back at work...

Karen D. Tregaskin, Monday, 30 August 2010 20:32 (ten years ago) link

i honestly see no way that you won't love this, k8.

listening to it now and as well as the sounds they use being constantly inventive and surprising, the textures are just absolutely gorgeous. talking orchestra of bubbles-level gorgeous here.

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Monday, 30 August 2010 20:37 (ten years ago) link

This is an incredibly hard band name to search for. Way too many "we love techno" and "we love 80s music" results.

Karen D. Tregaskin, Tuesday, 31 August 2010 09:51 (ten years ago) link

i think the only place you can hear their stuff atm is the myspazz that ned linked - i couldn't find anything on youtube and the album's not out til sept.

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Tuesday, 31 August 2010 10:00 (ten years ago) link

That might be the other reason I couldn't find anything. Dammit.

I hate using MySpace these days, it's like MS have gone out of their way to make it cumbersome and difficult to use. :-(

Karen D. Tregaskin, Tuesday, 31 August 2010 10:01 (ten years ago) link

oh, you seem to be able to d/l an edit of "hide me" here - http://www.kompakt.fm/blog/2DT5aPpAB7kY

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Tuesday, 31 August 2010 10:09 (ten years ago) link

three weeks pass...

...and i think the album must be out/about to be out now, and there are youtubes emerging, and i love this track

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU654l6ozi4

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Thursday, 23 September 2010 14:55 (ten years ago) link

must have this

bang (HI DERE), Thursday, 23 September 2010 15:29 (ten years ago) link

two weeks pass...

The We Love album really is amazing, love how it starts off all dark and gradually becomes more and more celebratory, and is just hands-in-the-air by the end.

They're great live too, DIY robot/Stormtrooper suits and a load of weird instruments. Good theremin action as well.

Matt DC, Friday, 8 October 2010 10:16 (ten years ago) link

It made me appreciate the new Ellen Allien record so much more as well.

Matt DC, Friday, 8 October 2010 10:17 (ten years ago) link

was double booked the night they played London, it makes me happy & sad to hear they were great.

my opinionation (Hamildan), Friday, 8 October 2010 10:47 (ten years ago) link

more people need to be talking about this album

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Friday, 8 October 2010 13:27 (ten years ago) link

Thought about starting a thread for it but there isn't really anything to say about it.

Matt DC, Friday, 8 October 2010 13:28 (ten years ago) link

yeah i know - it's basically "stuff you like, but done PERFECTLY" - and so consistently great that whenever i try to list my favourites off it, i end up listing half the album

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Friday, 8 October 2010 13:31 (ten years ago) link

yep really like this and 'Dust'. wish they'd do a vinyl pressing of the We Love lp.

nerve_pylon, Friday, 8 October 2010 13:52 (ten years ago) link

four months pass...

Forthcoming collection of Dust remixes is pretty great. Tim Hecker, We Love, Nicolas Jaar, Bodycode...

Ned Raggett, Friday, 18 February 2011 22:33 (ten years ago) link

want!

Damn this thread seems so....different without ilxor (ilxor), Friday, 18 February 2011 22:53 (ten years ago) link

seven months pass...

Anyone following this year's releases? Chaim "Alive" and Aerea Negrot "Arabxilla" are on my "give another chance" pile, feel like the latter has more interesting highs in terms of straying from the Bpitch archetype but some of the tracks about Berlin hipsters are nigh unlistenable.

psychedelicatessen (seandalai), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 14:38 (nine years ago) link

Haven't got past the title track off Arabxilla yet where she's singing about buying carrots at Tesco etc.

master musicians of jamiroquai (NickB), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 14:55 (nine years ago) link

The Werkschau compilation from the start of the year is a very mixed back, but there are some great tracks on it - Ellen Allien's "The Kiss" and Kiki & Lenz's "Morning Maniacs" are the obvious standouts, and I really like the Telefon Tel Aviv track with Robin Guthrie at the end ("The Sky Is Black") despite its obviousness.

ha ha ha ha jack my swag (boxedjoy), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 15:40 (nine years ago) link

i could not take that aérea negrot record at all

lex pretend, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 15:50 (nine years ago) link

nine years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4f1VjjsMdk

Joe Bombin (milo z), Friday, 16 July 2021 16:18 (two weeks ago) link


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