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

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I re-uploaded barnaby's mix in what might be more Windows-friendly form. Hope that's ok, barnaby.

dear mods, if barnaby requests this post be removed, please do so

― sambal dalek (a passing spacecadet), Friday, June 24, 2011

Thanks very much for doing this!

Super Receptor (Barnaby, Hardly), Tuesday, 28 June 2011 11:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

Loving the first track linked. shit, I fear ILM is making me disappear down rabbitholes again.

sometimes all it takes is a healthy dose of continental indiepop (tomofthenest), Tuesday, 28 June 2011 11:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

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"

Inspired by this moonship post I've been listening to the first emptyset album a lot, and I get where it's definitely more like mika vainio's solo work, but I don't think I'd call it quiet or chilly! It's more throbbing and dancefloor-ready if anything.

mh, Tuesday, 12 July 2011 15:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

That is to say, it reminds me more of his work as Ø than the work under his own name.

mh, Tuesday, 12 July 2011 15:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

"primate", tommy four seven's first album, is incredible. The kind of techno that falls into this topic.

sisilafami, Tuesday, 12 July 2011 16:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah when i was referring to "the quiet, chilly mika vainio of yore" i was referring to Ø records

i meant "chilly" as in cold, "quiet" as in understated

moonship journey to baja, Tuesday, 12 July 2011 17:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

In that case, totally otm

mh, Tuesday, 12 July 2011 19:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

Would Actress fit in here? He's just given away some well nice tracks http://www.factmag.com/2011/07/15/actress-is-giving-away-tracks-on-his-twitter-again/

I heard the new Old Apparatus the other day, wasn't that into it really, not a patch on the first 12" anyway. Kinda sounds like Clouds but not quite as good.

jimitheexploder, Saturday, 16 July 2011 12:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

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

jimitheexploder, Tuesday, 26 July 2011 20:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

Holy CHRIST this new Kangding Ray album (Or) is astonishing.

Clarke B., Wednesday, 3 August 2011 21:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

Whoa. Listening now. Four tracks in, I agree - pretty outstanding.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Wednesday, 3 August 2011 22:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

It gets even stronger as it goes on, too... The last track backs off the intensity a bit and is just :-0

Clarke B., Wednesday, 3 August 2011 22:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

"Mirror" is my kinda jam. Love this whole thing. Will buy.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Wednesday, 3 August 2011 23:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

Listening to this now and yes, it's great. Thanks Clarke.

Quantum of Pie (NickB), Wednesday, 3 August 2011 23:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

Just listened to the samples on their website and I was sold on it about two seconds in!

mh, Wednesday, 3 August 2011 23:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

Same thing happened when I previewed it in the shop yesterday. I've owned it for, like, 25 hours and it's already one of my favorite things to come out all year... And it's been a hell of a year so far!

Clarke B., Thursday, 4 August 2011 00:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

hmm ... really?

moonship journey to baja, Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

You mean about it being a great year so far? My own viewpoint is skewed admittedly, since I feel like I got back into music in a really serious way after a few years of being less immersed in it. But yeah, I'm loving this.

Clarke B., Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

it's undoubtedly been a banner year for techno

kangding ray is fantastic -- raster noton generally have been on fire recently

has anybody heard the new mika vainio album on mego? samples sound like pansonic remixing filth/cop era swans

missingNO, Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

and he covers a stooges song

missingNO, Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

has anybody heard the new mika vainio album on mego?

yes but i didnt like it very much, seemed sorta blah

Magic (Lamp), Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

I've got it special-ordered and I'm chomping at the bit about it... WOO-HOO. Did you hear his record Heijastuva (under his [null set symbol] pseudonym) from earlier this year? Not techno at all really but beautiful and gentle (for him).

Clarke B., Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

i dunno that kangding ray sounds like a dry retread ... though i agree it's been a good few years for techno

moonship journey to baja, Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

I'm a bit of a dry retread myself, so it works... Jesus, the last track "La Belle" is so gorgeous and not at all dry, though. It just inches forward heartbreakingly, those simple chords see-sawing and gradually getting subsumed. You know what it's like, like a lot? SUCCOUR by Seefeel! No wonder I love it so much.

Clarke B., Thursday, 4 August 2011 02:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

hieroglyphic being "got no place to go"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42hUBeEb1hw

missingNO, Thursday, 4 August 2011 04:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

bethany skirt "in the meadow under the stars"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JDSFTP97yo

missingNO, Thursday, 4 August 2011 04:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

new mika vainio is halfway between guitar drone and industrial and is a+

I was able to sell metal drone friends who are fans of Sunn O))) and Boris on it

mh, Thursday, 4 August 2011 06:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah i found the stooges cover on the mego website, pretty great

there's also a track on soundcloud that kinda sounds like young gods! (w/out the vocals obv)

missingNO, Thursday, 4 August 2011 06:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://soundcloud.com/pdis_inpartmaint/mika-vainio-life-it-eats-you

^ill

missingNO, Thursday, 4 August 2011 06:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

I'm liking the Mika Vainio; a bit of a headfuck. I found myself laughing during parts of it, which is always a sign that some interesting buttons are being pressed. God, I'm gonna keep beating this Kangding Ray horse, too. This track is just so gorgeous:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8B4Qg63ONgo

Clarke B., Tuesday, 16 August 2011 03:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

i get what your saying about giggling during the mika vainio record, its so camply dark at times, much like the new prurient. first time i stuck it on i cranked it up on the first track thinking it was just mastered low but when that first sustained bass and cymbal tone hit a couple of minutes in i burst out laughing in shock

straightola, Tuesday, 16 August 2011 11:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

It's a pleasant laughter, kind of an acknowledgement that you're surprised how well the music does what it's attempting to do, in my experience.

mh, Tuesday, 16 August 2011 14:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

As much as I like their first record, I really cannot get into this new Emptyset album. All those gaps in the rhythms never let the tracks pick up an iota of steam or momentum, despite the programming being so clearly tied to the grid (emphasized more so by the "surprising" placement of some of the accents and hits). Some feel like they're starting to schaffel, some feel like they want to start to live and breathe, but the tracks almost uniformly sound stillborn all the way through. Austerity for its own sake shouldn't be confused with the restraint of successful minimalism, and this record smacks to me of a self-conscious effort to be somehow "brutal" but without the requisite roughness or intensity of the sonics to match. Leaves me cold, and not in a good way.

Clarke B., Wednesday, 17 August 2011 14:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

Austerity for its own sake shouldn't be confused with the restraint of successful minimalism

This is well put, but I disagree with your premise in this case. I think this is a bold, spooky album, with all the roughness and intensity of a 'brutal' album, albeit a self conscious one. This thing is relentless.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 14:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

I like this album, but I admittedly my exposure to their work has been light listening, followed by a live performance, the second album, then the first.

mh, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 16:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

sorry mika, you lost me. and i'm with clarke b on the new emptyset.

regis still fucking killing it, though

http://soundcloud.com/blackest-ever-black/regis-blood-witness-short-clip

moonship journey to baja, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 21:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

bit of a muslimgauze vibe to that

moonship journey to baja, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 21:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

The Month in Electronic Music: Knackered House... http://thequietus.com/articles/06777-hyperspecific-03-electronic-music-review

Super Receptor (Barnaby, Hardly), Thursday, 18 August 2011 13:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

Andy Stott profile in the new Wire

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Thursday, 18 August 2011 15:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

I actually have that open in my other browser tab but I haven't had time to read it all!

mh, Thursday, 18 August 2011 15:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

The Haxan Cloak's Observatory EP deserves a mention in here: http://bit.ly/nZwVd7

Super Receptor (Barnaby, Hardly), Thursday, 18 August 2011 21:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

still scratching my head about how this is some kind of new innovation, genre or micro-genre even

though i hope they actually do call this 'knackered house'--i'm 2x more interested with the name

geeta, Friday, 19 August 2011 16:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

Ekoplekz has a new album on the way for Punch Drunk and it's well nice. Its in a more digestable size then the epic double tape 33 track album on Mordant Music too. Clips: http://punchdrunkmusic.com/products-page/featured-products/ekoplekz-intrusive-incidentalz-vol-1-lp-punch-drunk-pre-order/

jimitheexploder, Friday, 19 August 2011 17:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

The new Mika Vainio album reminds me, oddly, of Mammal's "Lonesome Drifter."

Namu Amida Bootsy (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 21 August 2011 08:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

That's a weird comparison. I'll have to hear that Mammal record. I only have Fog Walkers and it's sort of gabba-style noise.

Is there really nowhere to buy Raime's 'Retread' 12" or that Chasing Voices 12"? Been on backorder at Boomkat and Forced Exposure for months, and it's not even on eBay (my usual last resort when I'm fiending to own physical product). Bummer.

Just bought the Tropic of Cancer and new Regis 12"s but have yet to listen.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Sunday, 21 August 2011 13:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

The Chasing Voices twelves are here: http://bit.ly/f7lgFw

And Raime here: http://bit.ly/o0F0wb

Super Receptor (Barnaby, Hardly), Sunday, 21 August 2011 14:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

Thanks! Had no idea discogs was a site that actually sold records. That Raime 12" is still a bit steep for me ($40+ not including shipping: not for a 12", not today), but I think I'll buy one of those Chasing Voices 12"s. Thanks again

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Sunday, 21 August 2011 14:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

No problem. I love Discogs Marketplace.

It might be worth you emailing this shop: http://www.resident-music.com

They had multiple copies of the Raime EP for £7.99 when I was last in there.

Super Receptor (Barnaby, Hardly), Sunday, 21 August 2011 15:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

Actually, here you go... http://bit.ly/pEU8V3

Still worth mailing Resident though, as the copies there were the first pressing, with sleeves.

The guy selling it on Discogs is a chancer, I clicked through to the sales history and the stamped repress is worth £13 at most. The first pressing goes for around £25.

Super Receptor (Barnaby, Hardly), Sunday, 21 August 2011 16:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

first thing i thought of is the aybee cassette ancient tones.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnzASdm7R4Y

plax (ico), Sunday, 21 August 2011 16:30 (seven years ago) Permalink


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