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Search and Destroy?

Andy K (Andy K), Tuesday, 2 March 2004 21:10 (sixteen years ago) link

Just made this for my iPod, but I broke it down into three separate imaginary discs.

Disc One (55.26)
Irre
Fieber
Don’t Think too Much
Hysteria
Grace
Softmachine
More Tomorrow
More Heroin

Disc Two (55.29)
Let’s Cruise
Stealing Beauty
Time to Cry
Baby’s on Fire
Mushroom
To Turn You On
Tomorrow
Shadows
Heroin

Disc Three (64.42)
Ghost Cauldron – Ambient Skit (Superpitcher Ambient Mix)
Tocotronic – Hi Freaks (Superpitcher’s Beautiful Freaks Mix)
Phong Sui – Wintermute (Superpitcher Mix)
Contriva – Stuck (Superpitcher Mix)
Dntel – (This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan (Superpitcher Kompakt Remix)
Ghost Cauldron – See What I’ve Become (Superpitcher Smallville Mix)
Quarks – I Walk (Superpitcher Schaffel Mix)
Carsten Jost – Krokus (Superpitcher Remix)
Phantom Ghost – Perfect Lovers (Unperfect Love Mix)

Andy K (Andy K), Tuesday, 2 March 2004 21:11 (sixteen years ago) link

First two discs = everything he released prior to the album, with the exception of "Love to Love You Baby" -- apparently a co-production with Tobias Thomas?

The third/remix disc is missing this stuff:

Commercial Breakup – Walking Back Home (Fur Dich Mix)
Phantom Ghost – Nothing Is Written (Accidentally Overdosed Remix by Tobias Thomas and Superpitcher)
Vermitteldne Elemente – Bruchstuecke B8 (Supermayer Mix)

Is there anything else?

Andy K (Andy K), Tuesday, 2 March 2004 21:14 (sixteen years ago) link

andy, i kiss you. this is awesome.

mark p (Mark P), Tuesday, 2 March 2004 21:16 (sixteen years ago) link

The album is great.

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Tuesday, 2 March 2004 21:17 (sixteen years ago) link

Zee Superpitcher Box Set: Zee Early Years (Kompakt Retro). I would buy this thing. When does it hit the streets Andy? May 2117? :(

Omar (Omar), Tuesday, 2 March 2004 21:19 (sixteen years ago) link

No kidding all this stuff I had no idea he had so much out there. I would totally pay for a cdr of this.

hector (hector), Tuesday, 2 March 2004 23:15 (sixteen years ago) link

I will kiss someone if they make me up a cd-r of andy k's mix!!!

cozen (Cozen), Tuesday, 2 March 2004 23:25 (sixteen years ago) link

o I would totally pay too. and still kiss.

cozen (Cozen), Tuesday, 2 March 2004 23:26 (sixteen years ago) link

glove- drogenkontrolle (superpitcher mix)

egon krenz (slaytrack), Tuesday, 2 March 2004 23:30 (sixteen years ago) link

Of course Andy realizes that by starting this thread it means he has to make CDr's for everyone.

Aaron W (Aaron W), Wednesday, 3 March 2004 01:21 (sixteen years ago) link

it's missing let's cruise from the softmachine single.

tricky disco (disco stu), Wednesday, 3 March 2004 01:41 (sixteen years ago) link

Disc two, track one

Andy K (Andy K), Wednesday, 3 March 2004 01:43 (sixteen years ago) link

"Of course Andy realizes that by starting this thread it means he has to make CDr's for everyone"


If it were only true!

Why can't these germans do their marketing properly and release this so we can support them.

Maybe Warp will expand bleep.com to include other electronic releases, now that would be cool.

hector (hector), Wednesday, 3 March 2004 01:51 (sixteen years ago) link

i tried to stop my post!

this is very excellent, btw!

tricky disco (disco stu), Wednesday, 3 March 2004 01:51 (sixteen years ago) link

i think warpmart just started to carry kompakt, so good news may be around the corner...

tricky disco (disco stu), Wednesday, 3 March 2004 01:52 (sixteen years ago) link

Does anyone else think the singer on "Stealing Beauty" sounds like the guy from Placebo?

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Wednesday, 3 March 2004 02:10 (sixteen years ago) link

There are no vocals on the version of Stealing Beauty that I have.

The comp's now up on Slsk, in three separate folders. Username = title of third track on The Flowers of Romance. If you're not on my user list, message me. I might be away, but I'll eventually add you.

Andy K (Andy K), Wednesday, 3 March 2004 02:30 (sixteen years ago) link

"There are no vocals on the version of Stealing Beauty that I have."

Is it trip-hoppish? The version I have has a guy speaking/singing in French and he sounds a lot like Brian Molko? I downloaded it a while back so maybe it's

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Wednesday, 3 March 2004 03:52 (sixteen years ago) link

I love most all the Superpitcher I've heard, but "Baby's On Fire" is just shitty.

Clarke B. (Clarke B.), Wednesday, 3 March 2004 03:53 (sixteen years ago) link

Is it trip-hoppish?

Not at all. It's one of his more aggressive tracks, closer to Irre -- bowel-rumbling bass line if played at the right volume.

"Baby's On Fire" is just shitty.

Never been big on this, either. There's a small handful of his tracks -- this one included -- that I either can't stand or just mildly enjoy, depending on the circumstances.

Andy K (Andy K), Wednesday, 3 March 2004 04:07 (sixteen years ago) link

really? i love it!

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 3 March 2004 19:22 (sixteen years ago) link

yeah same here.

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Wednesday, 3 March 2004 20:14 (sixteen years ago) link

if disc two of andy's mixes were an actual album, it'd be my favorite single artist kompakt lp by faaaaaaaaar.

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Wednesday, 3 March 2004 20:15 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm seperated by a firewall from Phenagen, but if someone else gets it, could they message me and share it? Its possible I can get it from someone else
user name = djdee2005

djdee2005, Wednesday, 3 March 2004 23:42 (sixteen years ago) link

i'm sure this has been mentioned elsewhere,but for those lucky enough to live round the following:.

09.03.2004 MIAMI GODDESS SUPERPITCHER / MICHAEL MAYER XLR MAGAZIN PARTY AT THE MIAMI MUSIC CONFERENCE

12.03.2004 CHICAGO SMART BAR MICHAEL MAYER / SUPERPITCHER GERMANY STRIKES BACK ,AGAIN,AGIAN & AGAIN MICHAEL MAYER TOGETHER WITH SUPERPITCHER ARE GOING TO BOMB THIS VENUE OUT !

13.03.2004 NEW YORK VOLUME SUPERPITCHER / MICHAEL MAYER TONITE COLOGNE STRIKES BACK ! SUPERPITCHER , MAYER AND VERY SPECIAL GUEST MISS KITTIN SHOW YOU HOW WE ROCK !

...sorry it this is a repeat post.

william (william), Wednesday, 3 March 2004 23:53 (sixteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...
When does the album come out in the UK? I'd been under the opinion it was today (various blogs, plus good review in yesterdays Observer), but a trawl through Berwick Street later this would appear to not be the case... anyone know when it's out?

Matt DC (Matt DC), Monday, 29 March 2004 12:56 (sixteen years ago) link

i've been loving a lot of the stuff on the album so much lately. when it hits its stride it just glows.

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 29 March 2004 20:21 (sixteen years ago) link

@d@m, did you ever get a copy of this 3cd set? or did you make your own. cause i was looking at my cdr you gave me and these are all here. thanks again

JaXoN (JasonD), Monday, 29 March 2004 21:28 (sixteen years ago) link

am i the only one who finds the album a bit of an anti climax? i had been so looking forward to this and while i appreciate it is an album rather than a collection of club monsters, it just sounds quite weak to me. maybe it'll be a grower?

stirmonster, Monday, 29 March 2004 23:39 (sixteen years ago) link

A version of "Traume" by Françoise Hardy is used in François Ozon's Water Drops on Burning Rocks. IMDB says it's by M. Boetter / F. Veyrich - is it best known as a Hardy song? Superpitcher's version sounds awfully close to hers . . .

locus solus, Monday, 29 March 2004 23:55 (sixteen years ago) link

I kind of find it underwhelming but I think Andy K's allmusic.com review is OTM in that it's a nice underwhelming. The album intentionally avoids any burners like "Irre" or "Fieber", or switching up styles like "I Walk" or "The Dream of Evan & Chan". And maybe Superpitcher feels that with all the other 12 inches and remixes he does, his album doesn't have to be representative of the full scope of his ability and can ply a consistent mood. Certainly a more representative album would ideally cover the full range from "Irre" to "Shadows".

I think it would have been better to have a few instrumentals or guest vocalists - the vocals don't get irritating but they do institute a fundamental sameness that undercuts the range of variation actually present on the record.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Tuesday, 30 March 2004 00:13 (sixteen years ago) link

I think it would have been better to have a few instrumentals or guest vocalists - the vocals don't get irritating but they do institute a fundamental sameness that undercuts the range of variation actually present on the record.

This is my problem with it, on the nose. I don't even mind the two tracks everyone else dislikes. Its just all v. samey.

djdee2005, Tuesday, 30 March 2004 02:19 (sixteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...
does andy k still have this up on slsk?

cutty (mcutt), Tuesday, 20 April 2004 17:35 (sixteen years ago) link

one month passes...
Is there anything else?

The WB's (w/ Superpitcher) "Baby's on Fire" a kinda mash up thing, probably better than the original (the original superpitcher version that is). Has bits of the Velvets "waiting for the man" in it.

jed_ (jed), Sunday, 30 May 2004 21:21 (sixteen years ago) link

but not a bootleg exactly .... come back!

jed_ (jed), Sunday, 30 May 2004 21:24 (sixteen years ago) link

the Kohncke and Meloboy thing on Kompakt 100 is hilarious and essential!

Ronan (Ronan), Sunday, 30 May 2004 21:32 (sixteen years ago) link

the wb's thing is good. (has anyone determined whether or not it's actually westbam?)

the superpitcher album has grown on me a lot. if i mentally program out "fever", it might make my top 10.

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Sunday, 30 May 2004 21:39 (sixteen years ago) link

i tend to erase "fever" also.

jed_ (jed), Sunday, 30 May 2004 21:47 (sixteen years ago) link

how can people possibly hate "fever" more than "love me forever"?

mark p (Mark P), Sunday, 30 May 2004 21:56 (sixteen years ago) link

lovers rock is ace

Ronan (Ronan), Sunday, 30 May 2004 22:04 (sixteen years ago) link

Yeah I prefer "Fever" to "Love Me Forever" - at least the groove to the former has an addictive shuffle thing going. "Lovers Rock" is great but the vocals annoy me a little bit. I sometimes wish that with a few of those tracks he'd use the choral effect that worked so well on "Tomorrow".

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Sunday, 30 May 2004 22:09 (sixteen years ago) link

ronan otm. those last three songs are pretty unimpeachable, actually. "happiness" has to be the album's most underrated track.

andy k reckons old spitcher sounds a lot like luke haines, which i also think is pretty bang on.

mark p (Mark P), Sunday, 30 May 2004 22:16 (sixteen years ago) link

Yes! "Happiness" is probably my favourite. And yeah he's very Haines-ish, perhaps a Haines of fifteen years ago before he got bitter and cynical?

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Sunday, 30 May 2004 22:21 (sixteen years ago) link

yeah, maybe a candyflipped haines.

mark p (Mark P), Sunday, 30 May 2004 22:25 (sixteen years ago) link

with a viagra thrown in to boot.

mark p (Mark P), Sunday, 30 May 2004 22:26 (sixteen years ago) link

on acid, right?

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Sunday, 30 May 2004 22:32 (sixteen years ago) link

no dude that was covered with 'candyflipped'.

i didn't even really mean the acid part. i just wanted to say candyflip.

mark p (Mark P), Sunday, 30 May 2004 22:34 (sixteen years ago) link

And yeah he's very Haines-ish, perhaps a Haines of fifteen years ago before he got bitter and cynical?

Which of course also means Giorgio Moroder circa Knights in White Satin.

WBs = either Westbam or... Wighnomy Brothers?

Stacey Pollen (Andy K), Sunday, 30 May 2004 22:54 (sixteen years ago) link

five months pass...
Would anyone (Andy especially) care to make any additions to Andy's list above? A 4th CD perhaps? What would be on it. the MFA remix, surely.

adam... (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 17 November 2004 21:24 (sixteen years ago) link

oh ha this thread started with that very idea

george pimpton (s1ocki), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 02:59 (ten years ago) link

o ya mfa remix for sure

george pimpton (s1ocki), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 02:59 (ten years ago) link

oh, it is "don't save us from the flames" that i was thinking of

womack and bolio's (donna rouge), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 03:02 (ten years ago) link

Already mentioned several times throughout thread but these are among his best:

Charlotte Gainsbourg - The Operation (Superpitcher remix)
Dntel - Evan and Chan (Superpitcher kompakt remix)
Quarks - I Walk (Superpitcher schaffel mix)
MFA - The Difference It Makes (Superpitcher remix)
M83 - Don't Save Us From The Flames (Superpitcher Remix)

Moka, Tuesday, 19 October 2010 03:12 (ten years ago) link

Not mentioned here for whatever reason but really good:

Lawrence, "Along the Wire (Superpitcher remix)"
Sasch Funke, "Mango (Tobias Thomas & Superpitcher's como mango version)"

with hidden noise, Tuesday, 19 October 2010 04:08 (ten years ago) link

Mango remix is good but falls short in comparison to Dj Koze's.

Moka, Tuesday, 19 October 2010 04:18 (ten years ago) link

These are the other essential ones IMO:

Hell - "Je Regrette Everything" (Superpitcher Remix)
Ghost Cauldron – See What I’ve Become (Superpitcher Smallville Mix)
Carsten Jost – Krokus (Superpitcher Remix)
Phantom Ghost – Perfect Lovers (Unperfect Love Mix)

Tim F, Tuesday, 19 October 2010 05:03 (ten years ago) link

The moment the bass comes in on that Hell remix: insane. The manager of the place I held a party once ran towards my DJ friend to demand the master volume to be lowered. lolz

willem, Tuesday, 19 October 2010 07:39 (ten years ago) link

another essential remix:
Tocotronic - "Hi Freaks" (Superpitcher's Beautiful Freak Remix)

willem, Tuesday, 19 October 2010 07:52 (ten years ago) link

lullabies in the dark - iridium (superpitcher remix)
superpitcher - happiness (m.mayer remix) <= this is the godhead for me
superpitcher - the long way
superpitcher - mushroom

wonder if a superpitcher singles poll would work

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 10:56 (ten years ago) link

andy k made a huge comp called "non album tracks" a few years back and believe me, every single song on it was pretty great. he did such a weird and wide range of techno, one of the most original producers.

I see what this is (Local Garda), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 11:12 (ten years ago) link

Amazing how lonely sounding so much of his music is, even when it's doing hands-in-the-air communality at the same time. No idea how he continues to pull it off.

That Lullabies In The Dark remix from a couple of years ago is one of my favourite pieces of music ever.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 19 October 2010 11:33 (ten years ago) link

the only tracks on my best of superpitcher playlist that haven't already been mentioned were Irre and Tell Me About It.

but Mushroom was always my favourite, such a unique mood to it.

jabba hands, Tuesday, 19 October 2010 11:37 (ten years ago) link

he did such a weird and wide range of techno, one of the most original producers.

Yeah it's very easy to just assume that there's a single "superpitcher sound" (especially based on the first album) but his remixes in particular cover a lot of ground, very inventively most of the time I think.

Not sure whether I'd listen to it an awful lot on its own but "Irre" works so so well as the opening track on the first Spiecher mix.

Tim F, Tuesday, 19 October 2010 22:18 (ten years ago) link

anyone know this track?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-k-tyurkkqE

du mein bestie (micarl), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 03:32 (ten years ago) link

all the trax he played this evening, were the best. especially the ones that sound like you're stuck inside a washing machine!

for all, in tents and porpoises (haitch), Saturday, 23 October 2010 18:40 (ten years ago) link

Was the Melbourne? He was great in Auckland Friday night too.

He played this http://www.juno.co.uk/products/think-twice-mark-e-remixes/341039-01/

du mein bestie (micarl), Saturday, 23 October 2010 19:50 (ten years ago) link

Tell Me About It is my jam at the moment, my housemates are SICK of me listening to it on repeat...but it's just so good. Haunting, melancholy, sounds like every Kompakt record should doesn't it?

Darren Huckerby (Dwight Yorke), Sunday, 24 October 2010 00:59 (ten years ago) link

I imagine I'd pay good money for a Double Disc Superpitcher remix comp.

And I must note that I think his/T. Thomas' remix of Mango is indeed better than the already really good Koze remix.

Anyways,

Copies of Kilimanjaro were unusually cheap at a local record store, so I picked one up. Enjoyed it a good deal, especially Country Boy, Joanna, and Friday Night (which is just so wonderfully glorious).
Regarding the vocals: I think with Superpitcher you kind of have to take the whole package, the whole persona, I guess, that's behind his music (well, his own productions), which indeed does have a lot of personality. I don't know, but looking in the cd case (e.g. at the portraits of him) I get a kind of debonair playboy vibe from him which I find kind of charming. I think this album is at heart an artist-album, and it just wouldn't be the same if it wasn't his voice, even if it, and the lyrics, can sound (wonderfully) cheesy ("sugar girl don't give me pain, don't leave me standing in the rain" got a big smile from me). Though there are some weaker tracks on it, who can deny a good Superpitcher fix, no?

The Flamoboyant Magic of Gunter and Ernst (EDB), Sunday, 24 October 2010 18:33 (ten years ago) link

especially the ones that sound like you're stuck inside a washing machine!

I almost struggled over to you somewhere in the last half hour to note that he had now dropped a marble into the washing machine. "tonk! ....tonk! ....tonk!...."

boxes of mint aeros I have eaten in a week (sic), Monday, 25 October 2010 01:51 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

http://www.beatsinspace.net/playlists/551
the one he did with sweeney 5 years ago was really fun, stoked to hear this one

willem, Thursday, 16 December 2010 12:51 (nine years ago) link

no longer have the old Superpitcher one.. currently downloading these. The Michael Mayer mix from a couple of months ago was really good. Kilimanjaro up there as one my albums of the year.

mmmm, Thursday, 16 December 2010 20:30 (nine years ago) link

five months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20DUlnnLXMY

we all know it....but the "wub-whiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii" noise in this after the "verse". and the way he teases into it. so so amazing. unique producer.

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Wednesday, 8 June 2011 23:47 (nine years ago) link

should also add...the bit where the bassline comes back in in "heroin" channels a highly concentrated form of an emotion i seek in almost all music i like, ever. < /drunkpost>

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Thursday, 9 June 2011 00:00 (nine years ago) link

Don't Drink Too Much

A Chuck Person's Guide to Mark Aguirre (Andy K), Thursday, 9 June 2011 00:56 (nine years ago) link

one year passes...

lost
track
of
T I M E

we're up all night to get (s1ocki), Saturday, 27 April 2013 02:45 (seven years ago) link

one year passes...

what am i missing that's essential here?

http://open.spotify.com/user/121243668/playlist/28SeusbmHHErtXQlqorhut

socki (s1ocki), Friday, 19 September 2014 18:45 (six years ago) link

i'm so predictable. there i am upthread talking about wanting to make a spitcher mix. forgot i even had that convo.

socki (s1ocki), Friday, 19 September 2014 18:47 (six years ago) link

six months pass...

Turns out King So So is Superpitcher. I should have known...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApWBL0ZHB_c

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 11 April 2015 02:09 (five years ago) link

love that!

scott seward, Saturday, 11 April 2015 02:17 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Do Kompakt still release comps akin to Superpitcher's "Today"?

djh, Sunday, 3 May 2015 20:23 (five years ago) link

not very often ... but occasionally, they do

for example: http://www.discogs.com/Rebolledo-Momento-Drive/release/5789158

the late great, Sunday, 3 May 2015 20:36 (five years ago) link

there's a conversation to be had about the decline of the dance mix CD in the age of the internet, but it's an old conversation and we've had it before so i'm not going to start it again

the late great, Sunday, 3 May 2015 20:36 (five years ago) link

Yeah, it's not the time for that conversation ... It was more: I was enjoying 'Today' and was wondering if there was a handy contemporary equivalent.

djh, Sunday, 3 May 2015 21:56 (five years ago) link

I don't like calling dance tracks essential, but Superpitcher's take on Along the Wire is super duper essential

Sharkie, Monday, 4 May 2015 14:33 (five years ago) link

x-post: Ta for the Rebolledo recommendation.

djh, Monday, 4 May 2015 14:50 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

Just discovered a 14 minute (!) Superpitcher remix of Paradis released earlier this year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WC7uBYuwtPY

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 6 June 2015 02:13 (five years ago) link

one year passes...

Superpitcher's new album will include 24 tracks that will be released over 12 separate releases, one a month.

mmmm, Friday, 20 January 2017 13:19 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

let's put this here:

I can't find the Superpitcher thread, but his third 12'' is great as well. This album is shaping up to be a favorite.

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The One and Only Superpitcher Thread

Yeah I've loved every Golden Ravedays 12" released so far. Perfect nocturnal listening.

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willem, Thursday, 6 April 2017 09:13 (three years ago) link

Listening to the available fragments of #4 on the Kompakt website. Synths on "Blood Berry" sound like Tom Tom Club/Talking Heads ca. Speaking in Tongues.

willem, Thursday, 6 April 2017 09:16 (three years ago) link

two weeks pass...

My god I love all of these so much.

Tim F, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 22:24 (three years ago) link

six months pass...

#10 is out (duh) and I have all these on a playlist that's now up to 5 hours and 2 minutes, and man is it wonderful

Simon H., Thursday, 2 November 2017 17:17 (three years ago) link

the whole project is starting to feel a bit overwhelming - but in a good way.

I can't keep track of which is which now but I love the recent one that is mostly just rippling harp.

Tim F, Friday, 3 November 2017 02:07 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

Uploading Andy K's playlists to my iPod for a roadtrip to Germany tomorrow.
Some additions, not much though. Had to add this one to Disc Three, one of my all time favourites:
https://youtu.be/IiegYkWmWOY

willem, Friday, 2 February 2018 22:37 (two years ago) link

Perfect remix. Bon voyage :)

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 2 February 2018 22:50 (two years ago) link

Vielen Dank!
(Will be attending Kraftwerk at Dresden's library #bragging)

willem, Friday, 2 February 2018 22:57 (two years ago) link

Big surprise you're seeing something hella cool :) Enjoy man.

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 2 February 2018 23:03 (two years ago) link

four months pass...

Only up to the third but yeah, they've been exquisite so far. My fav stuff of his even.

albvivertine, Friday, 29 June 2018 10:28 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

lockdown has been good for listening to these in succession even though it's hard for me to tell which is which at this point. Up to no. 9 now.

Roz, Wednesday, 2 September 2020 13:18 (two months ago) link


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