Tuesday, October 20, 2009

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“Keep the Fire Burnin” 2SER 30th Birthday Radiothon Special – Extended Playlist 191009 – www.2ser.com 107.3FM

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 04:46 PM PDT

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More themes at your leisure, please, to extendedplay@2ser.com .

# – denotes Australian artist or release

Moby – Move
("Move" – 1993, Mute)

Aphex Twin – Polynomial-C
("Xylem Tube EP" 12inchEP – 1992, R&S)

Kinetic – Golden Girls (Frank de Wulf Remix)
("Golden Girls" 12inch – 1992, R&S)

System 01 (Featuring Laurent Garnier & Dr. Motte) – Mind Sensations (Voov/System 01 Mix)
("Mind Sensations" 12inchEP – 1994, Tresor)

Filewile – Robibot
("Blueskywell" – 2009, Mouthwatering)

Luke Vibert – Square Footage
("We Hear You" – 2009, Planet Mu)

Jonzun Crew – Pack Jam
("The Perfect Beats – Vol. 4" compilation – 1982, Timber)

Muslimgauze – Antalya
("Lo-Fi India Abuse" – 1999, Soleilmoon)

Yello – Pinball Cha Cha
("Pinball Cha Cha" 12inch – 1982, Vertigo)

Scattered Order – Contact European Repetition
("Prat Culture Plus" – 2009, Klanggalerie) #

The Associates – Helicopter Helicopter
("Perhaps" – 1984, WEA)

Grauzone – Ich und du
("Träume mit mir" 7inch – 1982, Off Course)

Mittageisen – Automaten (Radio Edit)
("Automaten" single – 1985, Luna-MB)

Colourbox – Looks Like We’re Shy One Horse/Shoot Out
("Baby I Love You So" 12inch – 1986, 4AD)

# – denotes Australian artist or release

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“Keep the Fire Burnin” 2SER 30th Birthday Radiothon Special – Extended Playlist 191009 – www.2ser.com 107.3FM is a post from: Cyclic Defrost Magazine.

Phalanx feat. the White Rabbit – HerzSchlag (Notariqon)

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 03:55 PM PDT

Phalanx herzschlag

Phalanx feat. the White Rabbit is a male/female duo from Hessen in west-central Germany. The prolific Phalanx has already released two full-length albums, plus two split albums, all since the start of 2009. After the grimy industrial techno of Geburt, HerzSchlag is an EP containing just five tracks, which sees the duo moving into film soundtrack/martial industrial territory.

‘Prelude’ sets the scene with a rumble of timpani, a simple harp motif, and a limpid piano melody. ‘Aus der Tiefe’ merges martial industrial with the modern film soundtrack style of Hans Zimmer et al. ‘Glaube, Liebe, Hoffnung’ features low stabbing strings, interspersed with heavenly choirs, and almost Nymanesque piano runs. ‘Aufbruchstimmung’ sounds like a scene from a war film, with military snare rolls, piccolo flute, low riffing strings, and deep kettledrum hits which sound like explosions. The EP concludes with standout track ‘Der Flug des Schmetterlings’ with beautiful reverbed piano lines, a rippling harp part, and smooth strings over a chilled out groove a la Massive Attack.

It will be interesting to see where Phalanx go next from here.

[Available for free download from Notariqon here.]

Ewan Burke

Phalanx feat. the White Rabbit – HerzSchlag (Notariqon) is a post from: Cyclic Defrost Magazine.

Hauntologists – EP1/EP2 (Hauntologists)

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 01:56 AM PDT

The Hauntologists’ EP 1 began life as an anonymous slab of vinyl, one of many such releases floating around Berlin, only this came in a gorgeous handmade sleeve adorned with silkscreened images of African exotica, and the loopy analogue rhythms struck a chord with the likes of Marcel Dettmann and Ryan Elliot. No doubt Villalobos and the Cadenza crowd too, as there’s a similarly stringy aesthetic at work, kind of a tribal-minimal meets Krautrock linearity, with a limber, live feel. Originally thought to be the work of Omar S or Sleeparchive – they’re that idiosynchratic – they were soon owned up to by veteran techno periphary haunters Jay Ahern (Add Noise) and Stefan Schneider (Kreidler, To Rococo Rot, Mapstation).

Schneider’s hand seems obvious, the rustic bleeps and shakers of myriad To Rococo Rot and Mapstation tracks all over these eight tools, but with clearly defined techno rhythms and more prominent basslines. Drums and bass remain steady, unwavering even, throughout, with mere handfuls of decorative elements gradually added for development. EP 1 is the more monochromatic, basic rhythms and basslines peppered with claves, warm pings and gently buzzing pads, all of which combine to create a bouncy, joyously awkward funk. The Hard Wax-supported EP 2 is rhythmically tighter, and more varied – there’s a jittery, glitchy nervousness to the drums on ‘A1′, and the subterranean dankness of ‘B1′ could almost be on Sahko. Hauntologists demonstrate that in the right, rickety hands less can still be more.

Joshua Meggitt

Hauntologists – EP1/EP2 (Hauntologists) is a post from: Cyclic Defrost Magazine.

David Sylvian – Manafon (Samadhisound/Fuse)

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 07:11 PM PDT

David Sylvian’s voice is everything. It booms out grandly over accompaniment that is barely there and in truth is probably not even needed. There’s an inherent musicality to his croon, yet it’s like he’s slowed the tune down in his head, the pauses between verses taking much too long, barely flowing onwards. It’s almost comatose, yet it has this grand old world feel where each word is given an immense gravity. Accompaniment is barely possible, yet Sylvian has collected a veritable who’s who of the avant garde set, Christian Fennesz, Evan Parker,
Keith Rower, Sachiko M, Otomo Yoshihide, Toshimaru Nakamura, and Werner Dafeldecker amongst others who improvise together and offer this incredibly subtle and quite ingenious sound/ music that seems to ebb and flow around Sylvian’s dramatic delivery. Just when you think that we’re dealing with some aimless avant garde tomfoolery comes the sole instrumental track The Department of Dead Letters which masterfully defies conventional (and perhaps even unconventional) wisdom, a lurching, haltering beautiful collection of sound that somehow coalesces and disperses at various points, operating like it’s a living breathing entity. And then you realise that it’s been weaving this magic throughout the album, lurking under his words, barely accenting some of his phrases, leaving others bare, moving forward, lurching behind, an ambiguous current of sound. There is a tension between the sound and the voice , the improvised and the prepared

Singing along to this peculiar sonic entity is a curious enterprise, particularly for someone of the stature of Sylvian. Though truth be told he has been leaning in this direction for a while. Hell even Wikipedia refers to his career which encompasses his time in Japan and collaborations with everyone from Robert Fripp, Burnt Friedman, members of Can and Ryuichi Sakamoto as ‘esoteric.’ And this may be one of his more esoteric albums thus far. It’s beautiful bold and truly unique in whichever world you care to peer at it from.

Bob Baker Fish

David Sylvian – Manafon (Samadhisound/Fuse) is a post from: Cyclic Defrost Magazine.