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

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Did anyone listen to the Drumm/Lescaleet collaboration 'The Abyss'? On the surface it's an ambient noise thing with some quite harsh or jarring frequencies, but after a couple of listens there's definitely more to it than that. Maybe not quite as good as Lambkin & Lescaleet's 'Photographs' from a year or two ago, but well worth a look.

oi listen mate, shut up (dog latin), Tuesday, 10 February 2015 10:10 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I want more people to like Ekoplekz. So I can talk about Ekoplekz. The new Entropik EP is two long tracks sorta named after Joey Beltram and Spacemen 3 tracks (and sort of vibing along those lines). It's on Spotify.

His instruments hiss and fizz as though they could deliver a nasty shock if improperly handled. Those bass sounds are so fucked up and dirty - in a way this is what I've always secretly wanted dub to sound like. I've always been in love with the idea of Lee Perry or King Tubby surrounded by tape equipment, wrecked'n'repaired electronics, multi-coloured wires spitting out of crust-enfilled sockets in a van or a ramshackle hut somewhere. This kind of takes it to its logical conclusion - creating true dub sounds using the studio itself as an instrument, rather than reconstructing pre-existing recordings.

This is a great descrpiption!

^^^ NOT METAL (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 12 March 2015 19:45 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

ugh those titles tho

clouds, Tuesday, 31 March 2015 04:40 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah I'm not too bothered with titles tbh. He tends to get a bit cheesier with his EP titles.

^^^ NOT METAL (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 31 March 2015 06:35 (three years ago) Permalink

ive downloaded all of his flacs but only played a few of them, the mego one last year is interesting

nakhchivan, Tuesday, 31 March 2015 13:17 (three years ago) Permalink

Ekoplekz is the artist name of Nick Edwards, a 44-year-old property developer from Bristol

theres a forum page somewhere where english people get upset about this lms

nakhchivan, Tuesday, 31 March 2015 13:18 (three years ago) Permalink

i'm into this


clouds, Tuesday, 31 March 2015 13:40 (three years ago) Permalink

was expecting frankly another deepchord clone; was not expecting him to sound like early conrad schnitzler

clouds, Tuesday, 31 March 2015 13:42 (three years ago) Permalink

i like the new ekoplekz ep

nb there appears to be some psytrance producer called ekoplex who i found by accident

nakhchivan, Tuesday, 31 March 2015 14:07 (three years ago) Permalink

so is the robert rental track, which is mandatory if u call a track that

nakhchivan, Tuesday, 31 March 2015 14:09 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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


clouds, Tuesday, 31 March 2015 14:37 (three 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 (three 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


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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three years ago) Permalink

ok BUT nowhere near

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

if if you want a good context for a bunch of basic channel, that Scion mix is still amazing

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

btw... stroboscopic artefacts ^_^

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

dismal spooky ambience

mh, Wednesday, 1 April 2015 15:00 (three 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 (three 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


"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 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

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



Crackle Box, Thursday, 9 July 2015 20:13 (three 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:


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

Artists like D1, Jon E Cash, Shackleton etc

paolo, Tuesday, 28 June 2016 20:18 (two years 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 (two years 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)


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

three months pass...


Jason Lescalleet - Autumn Leaves (October 2014)

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

luv 2 drone

mh 😏, Tuesday, 18 October 2016 15:30 (two years ago) Permalink


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 (two years ago) Permalink

so, how about this Grebenstein release?

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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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.


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 (one year ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

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


brimstead, Thursday, 9 November 2017 02:43 (eleven months ago) Permalink

i really like this Finding The Floor album by Profligate from a few years back.. moody industrial stuff


brimstead, Thursday, 9 November 2017 02:47 (eleven months 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 (eleven months 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:


scott seward, Friday, 10 November 2017 17:18 (eleven months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

this tv show on TNT, Good Behavior, keeps using Raime music as ominous soundtrack music and it’s passed cognitive dissonance into nodding to dark grooves

mh, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 03:09 (nine months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Listening to old Hecate EPs and when she wasn't going 300 bpm breakcore she kinda had a proto-this-thread thing happening. On "The Payback" w/Kareem the track "Medusal" has that clanging drums and dubby reverb thing happening.

my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 4 February 2018 10:50 (eight months ago) Permalink

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