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Electro-Magnetism: Episode 15
December 3, 2009, 12:48 am
Filed under: Music | Tags: , ,

I recently got back from Europe and it was a bit of a life changing journey. I was reminded that the majority of the world  are not Americans. I hadn’t left this country since Bush came into office and I think that I had just lost all hope in humanity since he showed up. But the rest of the world exists! And its beautiful and old and full of wonderful, kind, compassionate people who just get it. What a relief.

I ran into this wonderful man in Berlin named Inox Kapell.  He showed my friend Camalo and I his Insekteum, a storefront space that had giant plastic insects everywhere, old analog synths, organs and a thrift store too. There was even a really cute music venue in the basement.  As you can guess, I was pretty into the synths so I asked him about them and he told me he was a musician, loved the old electric organs dearly, and would I like his CD? Of course, I said, and thanked him.  I carried it with me for the rest of the trip, through Sweden and back to Holland. When I got home to Brooklyn I popped it in the player, and oh my god I loved it! He’s got many projects but this one is called Puckstörn and I included one of my favorite tracks in this mix.

Tragically, I just read on his website that the Insekteum is closing!
“4 years of subculture art, music and insect discovery is over now.”

Wow, what a shame. I’m so glad I got to see it! If any of you live in Berlin and want some very very cool shit he’s putting all of it on clearance this month. Damn, I wish I was there. The Insekteum is located at Plügerstrasse 70 in Neu Kölln.

For those of you that can’t see the place for yourselves, there is a video on YouTube about the Insekteum and an interview with Inox in German.

Listen to it here.

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1. Oskar Sala – Concertando Rubato
2. Puckstörn – Basura Del Mundo
3. Antena – To Climb the Cliff
4. Elisa Waut – Russia
5. Can – Oh Yeah
6. Tuxedomoon – Desire
7. Soft Cell – Persuasion
8. The Actor – Inside Out
9. Hypnobeat – Can God Rewind?
10. Klein & M.B.O. – Wonderful (instrumental)
11. Rex The Dog – Gecko
12. Crystal Castles – Vanished
13. Hypnotic Samba – Hypnotic Samba

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Comment by gigglepeppers

I just saw this post. I really like this:

“But the rest of the world exists! And its beautiful and old and full of wonderful, kind, compassionate people who just get it. What a relief.”

Damn, that is poetry. That is an anthem.

Comment by Lawrence Krubner

Ah love I forget how totally amazing your poddycasts are. Shake shake shake my rump. Feel the blood pumping in my veins again after a winter of hiding in my house. I loves you and sends you hugs agogo!!!!

Comment by SaraFace Lamharzi

shit! i missed the insekteum. spent too much time @ home, i guess. live in big B for 10 years.. too bad!

Comment by attacca

Never go back to the US. You are too enlightened. Continue telling the rest of the world how bad the US is. May science and reason bless you.

Comment by Al

thank you for this release !!! i see it late, hear it late but nor too late !! all the best for thefuture for you !!! inox kapell greetings from berlin

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