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

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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

okay, thanks thread, i love techno again.

jizz inside of your nose (the table is the table), Wednesday, 31 August 2011 17:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah, same. I started reading this yesterday and have already spent about $35 on this stuff.

rockapads, Wednesday, 31 August 2011 17:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

oh i'm being a worthless sponge off the bounty of the internet for now, but when my next paycheck comes in, it's over.

jizz inside of your nose (the table is the table), Wednesday, 31 August 2011 17:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

I went looking for that Aybee cassette on the interwebs and in three pages of Google was only able to turn up rapidshare and blogs offering illegal downloads (and a few sites that had links to 'buy cassette' that went to nowhere at all)

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah some of this stuff seems easier to download illegally, sadly. beatport has Old Apparatus, bunch of Ekoplekz, and Raime, which you can download in .wav format.

rockapads, Wednesday, 31 August 2011 22:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

I may resolve pretty soon to just quit downloading techno altogether. This kinda stuff sounds so much better on wax (or, err, cassette)

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Wednesday, 31 August 2011 22:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

I need a spotify playlist of this genre.

Jeff, Thursday, 1 September 2011 00:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

re: the Haxan Cloak's Observatory EP: the title track has been on repeat for the past few days... soooo making my life right now.

jizz inside of your nose (the table is the table), Friday, 2 September 2011 17:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

He has an album out now too

Number None, Friday, 2 September 2011 17:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah, i'm getting a check later today. once that clears, it's on.

jizz inside of your nose (the table is the table), Friday, 2 September 2011 17:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

Seen quite a few of these guys live, mostly awesome, though I somehow failed to realise that there is Haxan Cloak stuff actually available on physical format. D'oh.

emil.y, Friday, 2 September 2011 17:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

it's funny that my friend Bob's stuff has been reworked by Rrose. it seems so...unlikely a pairing when i think about Bob, but then i listen to the original Motormouth recordings and it makes perfect sense....

jizz inside of your nose (the table is the table), Friday, 2 September 2011 18:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

a little more dark dubstep or whatever, but it occurred to me that Sleeper fall into this with some tunes, maybe?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIdqt8ORfgQ

jizz inside of your nose (the table is the table), Saturday, 3 September 2011 21:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

Seen quite a few of these guys live, mostly awesome, though I somehow failed to realise that there is Haxan Cloak stuff actually available on physical format. D'oh.

I keep picking it up and putting it down again in Resident. Any good? Review I saw a while back was comparing it to Ben Frost.

Geirge Hongriot (NickB), Saturday, 3 September 2011 21:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

'it' = the album

Geirge Hongriot (NickB), Saturday, 3 September 2011 21:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

speaking of the new prurient, i really like its campiness— its kind of a new height of noise camp, imo.

jizz inside of your nose (the table is the table), Saturday, 3 September 2011 22:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

I keep picking it up and putting it down again in Resident. Any good? Review I saw a while back was comparing it to Ben Frost.

― Geirge Hongriot (NickB), Saturday, September 3, 2011

The album and 12" are both excellent but quite different from each other. The Ben Frost reference can be heard on the album for sure, but the 12" sort of stands alone.

Super Receptor (Barnaby, Hardly), Sunday, 4 September 2011 11:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

Not as good as Ben Frost

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Sunday, 4 September 2011 16:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

interview + mix of blackest ever black label dude

http://www.residentadvisor.net/feature.aspx?1401

digging this guys schtick

missingNO, Saturday, 10 September 2011 09:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

"Schtick" is a fitting term for how he comes across in that interview, although I did enjoy it and get some good chuckles from it. His views are so well-articulated and thought-through that they read as scripted, and for a label that seems to want to offer a level of darkness and intensity they feel most contemporary dance music doesn't deliver, that surprised me.

Also, as much as I'm digging a lot of music discussed on this thread (especially Regis, at the moment), does it feel to anyone else, I don't know, a bit obvious? There's a certain hamfistedness with goth (in all its forms) that tends to prevent me from truly engaging with it, and much of this stuff just oozes hamfistedness. To be fair, though, I'm probably not his ideal fan; as he so charmingly writes: "Already I can see that more and more halfwits and knuckle-draggers are being drawn to Blackest Ever Black, but alas you can't choose who buys your records and hey, it's meat in the room." (We're all just fuckin' MEAT, man.)

(And do you ever feel like people who attack Mr. Conservative Dancefan Strawman with the most vigor are actually afraid deep-down that they might be one themselves?)

Clarke B., Saturday, 10 September 2011 12:51 (seven years ago) Permalink


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