"Mutant slow techno and Kevin Drumm records..." - A thread for Raime, Chasing Voices, Old Apparatus etc.

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Think I need to buy the Raime / Regis split based on "This Foundry." This rules, thanks, Barnaby.

Not so into the Chasing Voices stuff for some reason but OA and Raine are sounding really good to me right now...

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Wednesday, 30 March 2011 00:57 (six years ago) Permalink

Does Regis count due to the Raime split release? If so, can I mention how annoyed I am I missed out on this Sandwell District limited release? (imo sandwell district has some moments like this, but they're more mainstream as a project)

sarcasdick (mh), Wednesday, 30 March 2011 02:21 (six years ago) Permalink

Think I need to buy the Raime / Regis split based on "This Foundry." This rules, thanks, Barnaby.

Hey, no problem.

Does Regis count due to the Raime split release?

I've only heard the Raime track/remix on the split. Would love links to anything you consider to count.

There's also a connection between the Downwards label that has been putting out Regis' records and Blackest Ever Black, home of Raime. The next release on BEB being by Tropic Of Cancer, who previously released on Downwards:

http://blackesteverblack.blogspot.com/2011/03/blog-post_09.html

Although the above track doesn't really fit this thread.

Some interesting tangents in BEB's best of 2010 list on Boomkat (which includes two of the records we've been talking about):

http://www.boomkat.com/charts.cfm?id=575&gID=11

Barnaby, Hardly, Wednesday, 30 March 2011 10:59 (six years ago) Permalink

There are some mixtapes you can download through the blackesteverblack site iirc. Haven't checked any of those out yet though.

ka£ka (NickB), Wednesday, 30 March 2011 11:02 (six years ago) Permalink

Did think about that T++ record, cos this fits the thread in spirit, but it's not exactly slowed down.

ka£ka (NickB), Wednesday, 30 March 2011 11:03 (six years ago) Permalink

TVO: http://www.broken20.com/

The new album 'Amid The Blaze Of Noon' is damn good grab it here: http://www.highpointlowlife.com/

There is a really nice Dalglish album called 'Benacah Drann Deachd' comign soon on hpll too.

jimitheexploder, Wednesday, 30 March 2011 13:17 (six years ago) Permalink

Thomas Köner's La Barca, while ambient, has some voices that drift in that really remind me of the kind of ethereal nature of this work.

sarcasdick (mh), Wednesday, 30 March 2011 14:28 (six years ago) Permalink

Acidbathory video by Cosmotropia de Xam aka Mater Suspiria Vision:
http://vimeo.com/11899087

David Allah Coal (sexyDancer), Wednesday, 30 March 2011 16:00 (six years ago) Permalink

SR Mix #75: Konx-om-Pax [Display Copy]

http://sonicrouter.blogspot.com/2011/03/sr-mix-75-konx-om-pax-display-copy.html

1. Konx-om-Pax - 7th Dimension (Rustie Remix)
2. Team Brick - Track 3 (Klad Heist)
3. The Human League - Disco Disaster
4. Alexander Robotnick - Ar Stack 2
5. Konx-om-Pax - II
6. Bernard Parmegiani - Échos/mélopée
7. Carl Craig - Sound On Sound
8. Konx-om-Pax - Chevy Chase Mega Looper
9. James Ferraro - Untitled (Clear)
10. SPK - Stammheim Torturkammer
11. Synergy - Terminal Hotel
12. Oneohtrix Point Never - Gates of Sanct Vacui
13. Konx-om-Pax - Glacier Mountain Descent
14. Madhya - Thème Solennel de la Rédemption

jimitheexploder, Thursday, 31 March 2011 13:32 (six years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

The new Andy Stott LP Passed Me By is pretty staggering and fitting for this thread.

http://soundcloud.com/modernlove/sets/andy-stott-passed-me-by

Barnaby, Hardly, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 14:26 (six years ago) Permalink

will listen

fennesz / jeck / old apparatus is this friday too, there only a few tickets left

i find it really hard to pin down exactly why a lot of this stuff just makes me blahhhhhh whereas some of it is among my favourite music ever

Crackle Box, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 15:13 (six years ago) Permalink

Andy Stott chatted to us about all this slow business the other day: http://www.sonicrouter.com/2011/05/andy-stotts-modern-love/

jimitheexploder, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 15:30 (six years ago) Permalink

my raime 12"s have been on backorder at forced exposure for like two months :(

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 16:34 (six years ago) Permalink

new Emptyset sounds exactly like the quote in thread title. completely insane low-slung sludge techno

http://www.junodownload.com/products/demiurge/1735661-02/?trackid=9

interesting that so much of this stuff is coming from the UK, and outside of London

corpse pose (missingNO), Tuesday, 24 May 2011 06:48 (six years ago) Permalink

oh yeah, Chris Carter mix of Perc also goes here

http://soundcloud.com/perc/perc-my-head-is-slowly-2

corpse pose (missingNO), Tuesday, 24 May 2011 06:51 (six years ago) Permalink

this dude called Antonym who has worked with Mick Harris and put stuff out on Downwards

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imNL_UwwHLE&feature=player_embedded

corpse pose (missingNO), Tuesday, 24 May 2011 06:59 (six years ago) Permalink

Woah, thanks for the heads up on Emptyset.

Some interesting background here... http://bassmusicblog.com/the-return-of-subtext-emptyset-and-vexd-sort

"Emptyset have their new album 'Demiurge' due in a couple of weeks and hopefully we'll get to chat to Ginz about some of the work that went into making it - I know that at one point, they took everything they had made up to that point to an unfinished stately home, played it all though a massive PA, recorded the results through vintage microphones and then mixed that live reverb back into the original tracks, which is slightly more interesting than the usual 'yeah Kev came round with some 808 samples and I put a bassline from Massive over the top'."

Subtext looks like a label to watch:

"Bristol's experimental modern classical label"
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Subtext/124153327659415#!/pages/Subtext/124153327659415?sk=app_178091127385

Barnaby, Hardly, Tuesday, 24 May 2011 09:46 (six years ago) Permalink

Empty set are damn good, they did a mix for us a while back too: http://www.sonicrouter.com/2009/11/interview-emptyset-caravan/ more info on what they're about too.

jimitheexploder, Tuesday, 24 May 2011 10:19 (six years ago) Permalink

new Emptyset reminds me more of Hecker or Pan Sonic than anything ppl can/would go out and dance to - I do like it but it's ~cold~

everything I've read abt the Andy Stott thing sounds like it's precision-tooled to blow me away, should really go buy it I guess

puppetry of the pulis (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 24 May 2011 10:40 (six years ago) Permalink

The Andy Stott thing is good, if bass heavy in a "you must have headphones or a home audio system that gets that deep bass" way. Then again, that's kind of an entry requirement for this thread.

Not too familiar with Emptyset yet, but I get to see them right before Mika Vainio next week. Yesssss.

mh, Tuesday, 24 May 2011 14:05 (six years ago) Permalink

I put together a compilation inspired by this thread which you can download here: http://bit.ly/lfHGJF

Barnaby, Hardly, Monday, 6 June 2011 09:39 (six years ago) Permalink

if you can catch old apparatus live/av/dvd/whatevs I strongly suggest you do, shivers down the spine synaesthesia

straightola, Monday, 6 June 2011 14:22 (six years ago) Permalink

Holy shit this new Emptyset album. Mencap otm, first thing I thought of was Pan Sonic. The first song (after the intro) sounds like doom metal, the way the kick distorts and delays and reverberates - could be a Southern Lord band! Well, sorta. Anyway, this rules.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Wednesday, 8 June 2011 14:48 (six years ago) Permalink

Those guys were really cool live, and friendly when I ran into them after their show.

I realized later that telling them that they played a "great set" when their name is Emptyset is kind of silly, but oh well.

mh, Wednesday, 8 June 2011 14:49 (six years ago) Permalink

The name Emptyset seems a bit silly because Pan Sonic's alias ø means empty set, right?

forest zombie (Vasco da Gama), Wednesday, 8 June 2011 15:51 (six years ago) Permalink

Yup! I think it's an homage.

Kind of funny that they played right before Mika Vainio at Mutek

mh, Wednesday, 8 June 2011 16:14 (six years ago) Permalink

aaand I just said that a few posts back. Whoops.

mh, Wednesday, 8 June 2011 16:15 (six years ago) Permalink

This is kinda mutant...

http://www.sonicrouter.com/2011/06/introducing-ghosting-season/

Ghosting Seasons are a sort of post-rock/techno project, kinda noisy but with a bright techy sort of pulse. We've got a Spatial remix to give away too which is pretty damn good.

Fits here better than the other dance-ish threads anyway.

jimitheexploder, Thursday, 9 June 2011 18:10 (six years ago) Permalink

Dalglish: http://www.sonicrouter.com/2011/06/sr-mix-89-dalglish-highpoint-lowlife/

Fits here a treat.

jimitheexploder, Wednesday, 22 June 2011 13:53 (six years ago) Permalink

barnaby, you are awesome

tipper gore (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 22 June 2011 13:55 (six years ago) Permalink

i think the first emptyset album is a lot better than the second

i guess the difference is the first sounds a lot like the quiet, chilly mika vainio of yore whereas to my ears the second is much more "pan sonic"

moonship journey to baja, Wednesday, 22 June 2011 15:56 (six years ago) Permalink

To be honest, I just picked up the most recent one and not their first. I'll have to do so now.

I love me some pan sonic, though.

mh, Wednesday, 22 June 2011 15:57 (six years ago) Permalink

me too but i think metri / olenta / tulkinta are sort of next-level compared to the rest of the discography

moonship journey to baja, Wednesday, 22 June 2011 16:15 (six years ago) Permalink

Visiting London next week - what's a good shop to find these sorts of things? Also, minimal techno in general?

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Wednesday, 22 June 2011 18:24 (six years ago) Permalink

Phonica on Poland Street, Soho, is worth checking out.

kraudive, Wednesday, 22 June 2011 19:51 (six years ago) Permalink

Did anyone check out the Boomkat dl - Thanet to Jodrell Bank? Lots of this kinda thing there. Very good.

kraudive, Wednesday, 22 June 2011 19:53 (six years ago) Permalink

Thanks Kraudive! Will check it out...kinda hard to get some of this stuff in the states...

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Wednesday, 22 June 2011 22:45 (six years ago) Permalink

There are a lot of record shops in the area - have a wander. Sister Ray on Berwick St and Sounds of The Universe on Broadwick St are both within half a mile of Phonica and are great. 3 of the UK's best record shops within a very short distance.

kraudive, Wednesday, 22 June 2011 22:59 (six years ago) Permalink

hey barnaby what kind of file is that? what would i open it with

flopson, Thursday, 23 June 2011 00:02 (six years ago) Permalink

a lot of the stuff on this thread a little too timid for me. wish it were gloomier. or more dystopian. i did like that last emptyset album since someone mentioned emptyset. emptyset was supposed to be some extreme example of dubstep? or maybe i am confusing them with someone else. i will check this thread from time to time though.

scott seward, Thursday, 23 June 2011 00:11 (six years ago) Permalink

i like justin's stuff in this vein, but i also kinda feel like he can smoke a joint and crank this shit out in his sleep.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0mtwEtZlYk&feature=related

scott seward, Thursday, 23 June 2011 00:20 (six years ago) Permalink

maybe i'm just more of a "dark ambient" fan. though i love beats too of course. just feel like the dubstep/avant techno stuff i hear doesn't hit as hard as i'd like it too. if you do like deep dark stuff, this is a great mix:

Xela & Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - Love Is The Beginning
Tholen - Skeletons of Steel
Visions - Summoning the Void
Yui Onodera & Celer - The Street of a Rainy, Gray Day
John Chowning - Phoné
Per Nørgård - Iris
Fire in the Head - I'm Not Here to Coexist, I'm Here to Win
Sky Burial - Chroma Polaris
Jean-Claude Risset - Avel
Blood Box - Mother of Dust

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Zs5gUor3PI&feature=related

scott seward, Thursday, 23 June 2011 00:30 (six years ago) Permalink

barnaby, you are awesome

― tipper gore (nakhchivan), Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ha, no problem.

hey barnaby what kind of file is that? what would i open it with

― flopson, Thursday, June 23, 2011

It's just a .zip file, so something free like Stuffit Expander will open those for you.

Visiting London next week - what's a good shop to find these sorts of things? Also, minimal techno in general?

― If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Wednesday, June 22, 2011

For the more ambient and/or noisier end of this stuff I would recommend Second Layer Records in Highgate.

Super Receptor (Barnaby, Hardly), Thursday, 23 June 2011 08:20 (six years ago) Permalink

Thanks for the recommendations everybody. Will try to hit all four of the ones mentioned.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Thursday, 23 June 2011 10:19 (six years ago) Permalink

<3 your posts scott!

I'd agree that there are very few spots where the stuff this thread has kicked off with really gets the dread/noise factor that dark ambient, noise, or even the drone/doom metal stuff does. I think that at points, the Sandwell District/Downwards label stuff goes in that direction, but is still dancefloor-oriented.

Has anyone else listened to the new Andy Stott record? It's right in this vein and I've been listening to it quite a bit.

mh, Thursday, 23 June 2011 13:51 (six years ago) Permalink

Love the new Andy Stott.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Thursday, 23 June 2011 14:53 (six years ago) Permalink

weird my computer doesnt recognize it as a .zip file & i have unzipped like six .zip/.rar files today wonder whats up

flopson, Friday, 24 June 2011 08:21 (six years ago) Permalink

the dark ambient connection w/ this stuff is Lull aka Mike Harris. he has strong ties to the Downwards/Sandwell District crew

but I'm not sure the stuff in this thread is really aiming for the same level of darkness as doom metal or whatever. i think particularly the UK guys are purposely placing themselves in the lineage of old school industrial stuff (in the same way that Panasonic and Porter Ricks and Noto were in the 90s/early 00s). see also the design aesthetic -- bleak imagery, xeroxed fanzine style

that Kevin Gormand Weiland 7" on Downwards is less techno/dub more noise. kinda sounds like early Cabs

this came out last year on Modern Love, I think, quite minimal but sick nonetheless, esp if you're into those Mika Vainio recs that Vahid mentioned upthread

http://youtu.be/xNXtrG4J_B8

http://youtu.be/GQbN1aXoGkY

corpse pose (missingNO), Friday, 24 June 2011 09:05 (six years ago) Permalink

I first heard of Ekoplekz stuff through that woebot blog, and then from a friend who was interested in synth experimentation, and finally actually heard stuff on a Mordant Music compilation. I think he codes a lot more as experimental/weird than as dub techno.

"deepchord clone" being an intriguing state since they're really kind of a flattened down version of a handful of basic channel tracks

mh, Tuesday, 31 March 2015 14:26 (two years ago) Permalink

and yet, and yet

naw i'm into dc/echospace/intrusion/et al but the list of epigonal derivatives is unending

clouds, Tuesday, 31 March 2015 14:33 (two years ago) Permalink

basic channel is too elemental to listen to regularly, feel like they are more of a procrustean bed for this kind of stuff than sth to be enjoyed on their own for v long

i never get tired of this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeV6RtcpqTQ

clouds, Tuesday, 31 March 2015 14:37 (two years ago) Permalink

have you ever gotten into the silent season stuff? I haven't really, yet, but heard good things

mh, Tuesday, 31 March 2015 16:15 (two years ago) Permalink

i dl'ed and listened to a few segue releases a couple years ago and still listen to "pacifica" every now and then

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

he's since put out two more albums that i hadn't noticed prob bc i went about that long w/o a computer

clouds, Tuesday, 31 March 2015 19:05 (two years ago) Permalink

they're doing some sort of showcase at this festival in boulder, colorado. thought about going. charles cohen also playing.

mh, Tuesday, 31 March 2015 19:13 (two years ago) Permalink

i am so shit abt following new releases, 2013 was pretty much the last year i was keeping up and completely fell off the wagon over the past year in favor of diving into artist discogs

clouds, Tuesday, 31 March 2015 19:16 (two years ago) Permalink

I keep up on nothing, I think my listening is pretty much concentrated on a few things, then I see some other things live and fall into those

mh, Tuesday, 31 March 2015 19:24 (two years ago) Permalink

I dont keep up with anything, only what i find in the woods

that remix of model 500 is ok nowhere near the original or maurizio mix

saer, Tuesday, 31 March 2015 19:33 (two years ago) Permalink

ok BUT nowhere near

saer, Tuesday, 31 March 2015 19:33 (two years ago) Permalink

i think the whole remix album is wonderful, maybe the best deepchord thing outside of the linkwood "miles away" remixes.

ekoplekz not my thing at all.. i'd be down to listen to some ilm-er curated best-of, though.

brimstead, Tuesday, 31 March 2015 20:52 (two years ago) Permalink

that elemental quality of basic channel is exactly what makes them so endlessly listenable

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Wednesday, 1 April 2015 01:03 (two years ago) Permalink

if if you want a good context for a bunch of basic channel, that Scion mix is still amazing
http://www.discogs.com/Scion-Arrange-And-Process-Basic-Channel-Tracks/release/43996

mh, Wednesday, 1 April 2015 01:16 (two years ago) Permalink

btw... stroboscopic artefacts ^_^

mh, Wednesday, 1 April 2015 01:38 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah that mix is fucking rad

i still haven't figured out what kevin drumm has to do w/ any of this

clouds, Wednesday, 1 April 2015 07:07 (two years ago) Permalink

dismal spooky ambience

mh, Wednesday, 1 April 2015 15:00 (two years ago) Permalink

i think i made myself allergic to drone stuff with too many all-night essay writing jags being soundtracked by it

clouds, Wednesday, 1 April 2015 17:02 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

New Ekoplekz is kinda early-IDM sounding and I'm finding it less interesting tbh. Bring back lo-fi retrofuturisms.

Digging this though

http://unknownprecept.bandcamp.com/album/failed-devotee

"Charity" sounds like a low-tech 1980 remix of a Cabaret Voltaire song from 2x45.

Jim Gillette's unused octave (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 23 May 2015 19:12 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

spamming the board, but i'm excited about this show

https://www.facebook.com/events/911799622188790/

https://vimeo.com/127348911

Crackle Box, Thursday, 9 July 2015 20:13 (two years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

This new Michael Vallera record kinda sounds like outtakes from Seefeel's "Succour" with the tempo dialed way, way down:

http://opaltapes.bandcamp.com/album/michael-vallera-distance

a poetic ODE to FORNICATION (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 1 August 2015 19:07 (two years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

Raime's new album is very good. It's by no means dance music but it reminds me a lot of the most stripped back dread UK dance tracks of the last 25 years

paolo, Tuesday, 28 June 2016 20:17 (one year ago) Permalink

Artists like D1, Jon E Cash, Shackleton etc

paolo, Tuesday, 28 June 2016 20:18 (one year ago) Permalink

I wasn't incredibly into it but saw them live, loud, and it grew on me

μpright mammal (mh), Wednesday, 29 June 2016 00:18 (one year ago) Permalink

New Kaumwald EP is pretty cool, definitely Opal Tapes-appropriate (scudding beats, uneasy ambiance, lots of subtle weird touches you only notice on headphones)

http://opaltapes.bandcamp.com/album/kaumwald-rapa-nui-clan

Cosmic Love is absolutely Ruthless &Highly Indifferent (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 3 July 2016 10:50 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

https://soundcloud.com/glistening-labs/autumn-leaves-october-2014

Jason Lescalleet - Autumn Leaves (October 2014)

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Tuesday, 18 October 2016 05:50 (one year ago) Permalink

listening to actual kevin drumm while at work and it's helping me tune out distractions

mh 😏, Tuesday, 18 October 2016 15:29 (one year ago) Permalink

luv 2 drone

mh 😏, Tuesday, 18 October 2016 15:30 (one year ago) Permalink

https://soundcloud.com/kalligrammofon/death-and-vanilla-vampyr-side

streaming off of that Lescalleet track, another thing that reminds me of "This Foundry"

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Tuesday, 18 October 2016 17:03 (one year ago) Permalink

so, how about this Grebenstein release?
https://boomkat.com/products/stong-proud-stupid-and-superior

mh 😏, Tuesday, 1 November 2016 14:37 (one year ago) Permalink

I like Grebenstein. I'm not too sure about this new Raime, though, it sounds like a tribute to Photek circa The Hidden Camera. In fact it just makes me want to listen to The Hidden Camera.

Lawsonomy Domine (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 3 November 2016 05:06 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

i've been loving the raime album so much this winter (after initially dismissing it). play it almost every morning

lex pretend, Wednesday, 14 December 2016 09:05 (eleven months ago) Permalink

It's one of those albums where every track sounds the same but in a good way

paolo, Wednesday, 14 December 2016 09:17 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I loved the EPs & Quarter Turn to distraction, but somehow didn't engage with Tooth. I need to go back to it.

Sunn O))) Brother Where Art Thou? (Chinaski), Wednesday, 14 December 2016 12:11 (eleven months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I think I posted this Rorqual album on another thread, but it's probably worth sharing here for it's creeping, oozy ambience with occasional leaden beats.

http://woodbetweenworlds.bandcamp.com/album/sei-ci

It kind of reminds me of the electronic stuff on Sigma Editions (Parmentier and Minit specifically) through a darker lens.

Anthology of Literature's Finest Penis Descriptions (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 3 February 2017 10:08 (ten months ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

this Contort Yourself label is really cool, lots of bangin industrial techno

https://www.discogs.com/label/770902-Contort-Yourself

brimstead, Thursday, 9 November 2017 02:43 (one month ago) Permalink

i really like this Finding The Floor album by Profligate from a few years back.. moody industrial stuff
https://www.discogs.com/Profligate-Finding-The-Floor/master/787275

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXuvx7fDe0Q

brimstead, Thursday, 9 November 2017 02:47 (one month ago) Permalink

New Kevin Drumm album is also very nice. https://kevindrumm.bandcamp.com/album/october-early-warning

Federico Boswarlos, Thursday, 9 November 2017 20:38 (one month ago) Permalink

i really want that new contort yourself 80's tape comp! but i can't be buying stuff right now. worth it just for this track alone:

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

scott seward, Friday, 10 November 2017 17:18 (one month ago) Permalink


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