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Electro-Magnetism: Episode 13

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This month I am going to make the jump to laptop DJing, I swear. Though every month I say that. And every month it doesn’t happen. But hopefully this will be the last mix with CDs and such. I have so much awesome music on my laptop that at this rate will never make it onto these mixes unless I use software to access them. I am attempting to admit to myself that iTunes has completley taken over the way I access and browse music and that I need to embrace it or be eternally frustrated by how archaic browsing physical music has started to feel to me.

I don’t want this to be the case, but it just is.

So there are a bunch of bands I’ve been really loving lately that I just couldn’t play on this mix because they were trapped inside my laptop and couldn’t get out. And that is a crime.

Listen to it here.

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Tracklist:

1. Experimental Products – Dreamworld (Live City Gardens 6/12/1983)
2. Alphaville – Romeos (Demo 1)
3. In Trance 95 – Brazilia
4. Epee du Bois – Exits
5. ADN’ Ckrystall – Ovanescent Nocturne
6. Chris Carter – Electrodub 2
7. Xeno and Staccato – Cara’s Kiss
8. Bergheim 34 – Oscillations
9. Schleimer K – On the Odd Again
10. A Certain Ratio – Back to the Start
11. Weltklang- VEB Heimat
12.Modeselektor – Sucker Pin
13.Goudron – Basmatine
14. MDNR – C.L.U.B. (Instrumental)
15. N.O.I.A. – True Love

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Electro-Magnetism: Episode 7

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The winter doldrums caught up with me this afternoon. I was doing fine until the sun started to set (though I didn’t even see it through the clouds but once all day). As the world became dark I suddenly just didn’t want to do anything ever again but hide under the covers and watch movies, or cry. Probably just cry.

What are doldrums?

The Doldrums (often capitalized when referring to the geographic region) is an area of the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean affected by the Intertropical Convergence Zone, a low-pressure area around the equator where the prevailing winds are calm.

This region is also noted for calm periods when the winds disappear altogether, or are light and shifting. Hurricanes originate in this region. Because of the unpredictable weather patterns, the Doldrums became notorious with sailors because this region’s periods of deadly calm could trap ships for days or weeks on end as they waited for enough wind to power their sails.

In colloquial usage, “being in the doldrums” refers to being in a state of listlessness, despondency, inactivity, stagnation, or a slump.

However, I was able to pull it together enough to make this mix. I included Solvent’s newest release- a remake of Lydia Lunch’s “Master Alchemist”. Quite twisted and nice. You can pick it up here. Check out Echoism Recordings on Myspace.

My other favorite is Arnaud Lazlaud’s “Le Malade Roi.” I swear I can listen to it again and again all day long. That song was released as a 7″ by Hertz-Schrittmacher, a sub-label of Kernkrach, last year and was produced by Xavier Paradis of Automelodi. It was originally made in the late nineties. You can get it through Annalogue Records or if you live in North America you can contact him directly to get a copy without shipping costs from Europe.

I discovered that ridiculously cute song “Master & Slave” by Puss recently. I just have this thing for self-referencing synthesizer music. I would like to do a show specifically made of synthesizer songs about synthesizers. Some day…

On with the mix! …

Listen to it here.

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Tracklist:

1. Tangerine Dream – Movements of a Visionary
2. Solvent vs. Lydia Lunch – Master Alchemist
3. Absolute Body Control – B6
4. Perspects – 13
5. Motor – Night Drive
6. FPU – Seven of Nine
7. Arnaud Lazlaud – Le Malade Roi
8. ADN’ Ckrystall – Ovanescent Nocturne
9. Poeme Electronique – The Echoes Fade
10. Chris Carter – Interloop
11. Tommi Stumpff – Alarm
12. Eiskalte Engel – Kinder Aus Asbest
13. Martin Dupont – Sticks in my Brain
14. Carlos Peron – Her Heäd Is Bräkin Intu Foör
15. Donno Detti – Automation
16. Puss – Master & Slave (FPU remix)



ADN’ Ckrystall: Collected Works
December 28, 2008, 11:56 am
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There are so many great new things today that are simultaneously creepy yet wondrous and beautiful. One of them is that fact that it’s going to be almost 70 degrees here in NYC. The other is the band ADN’ Ckrystall whom I recently discovered. I had heard a few songs here and there but had never really sat down and listened to them at length. I just found the collection “Collected Works” and it has seriously blown my mind.  I haven’t stopped listening to it in weeks.

I try to listen to other music, try to tear myself away, but I just keep coming back.   I was at my parents’ house for the holidays trying to find excuses to sneak off and listen to it.  I went to the mall, partially so I could get some art supplies, but also so I could rock out to it on my parents’ sweet car stereo.

ADN’ Ckrystall is French  musician Erick Moncollin who has been creating really unique fantastical minimal electronic music since 1977.

“Collected Works” was produced in 2004 as a two disc set and has been out of print ever since as far as I can tell.  According to Discogs only 100 copies were produced by MetaWaveClassix out of Germany, a sub-label of
MetaWaveMusic that specializes in re-releasing out-of-print minimal electronic and electronic avant garde music.

The albums included on the collection are the incredible Jazz Mad LP, In-Edit 7″, Museum EP and sessions, L’Appel du Vent tape, Rock Noire 10″, and studio outtakes.

Anna Logue Records just released the new ADN’ Ckrystall LP “Minilab” this past year.

The Jazz Mad album is available for download on the wonderful blogs Systems of Romance and Mutant Sounds.

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Sample Songs

Puckie’s Power
Haschisch T’es Pas Cap
Ovanescent Nocturne

So here it is, a holiday gift to the world.  Its available for download in four parts since its quite sizable.  Enjoy!

Collected Works: CD 1
Part 1
Part 2

Collected Works: CD 2
Part 1
Part 2

CD1:
Tracks 01-08 from Jazz Mad LP 1982
Tracks 09-10 from In-Edit 7″ 1984
Tracks 11-15 from Museum EP 1987

CD2:
Tracks 01-03 rooting in L’Appel du Vent tape 1991 (record ’87-’90)
Tracks 04-06,09,12 from unreleased Rock Noire 10″ ca. 1985
Tracks 07,08,10,11,13 studio-outtakes ca. 1986-1989
Tracks 14,15 from Museum EP sessions ca. 1987
Tracks 16,17 studio-outtakes ca. 1991



Electro-Magnetism: Episode 4

I really have been trying to do this on a regular day of the week.  But for reasons I can’t go into right now, I have been sporadically posting these whenever I get the chance.  Sadly I won’t be able to post one next week since my beloved music collection will be here at home, and I will be far far away in the southlands with my family.

Here is a nice icey mix of wintry dismal minimal synth numbers and some synthpop. Enjoy!

Listen to it here.

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Tracklist:

1. Ground Zero – Dance With The Machines
2. Matthias Schuster – Fur Alles Auf Der Welt
3. D.A.F. – Coco Piña
4. Laurent Boudic – E=mc²
5. The Wibbley Brothers – Der Wawazawa
6. Richard Bone – The Joy of Radiation (Razormaid remix)
7. Art Interface – Wardance
8. Mick Milk – Halflife
9. The Mitgang Audio – Minor Causes
10. Freezepop – テニス の ボイフレンド
11. Makina Girgir – The Spell
12. Wermut – Deutschland Jahr 0
13. Staccato du Mal – L’Armée des Ombres
14. Nine Circles – What’s There Left
15. ADN’ Ckrystall – Vitamina Cocaina