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Electro-Magnetism: Episode 6

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Mostly oldies but goodies in this week’s episode of Electro-Magnetism. Track 11 is a mystery- if you know the name of it or who its by please let me know. It was on this incredible compilation that a friend gave me that had no track listings. Over the years I’ve been figuring out all the tracks…its like a fun little game.

Listen to it here.

Download it for later.

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Tracklist:

1. The Legendary Pink Dots – Casting the Runes
2. Skinny Puppy – A.M./ Meat Flavour
3. Martial Canterel – Refuge Underneath
4. Second Decay – Close My Heart
5. Secession – Touch (Pt. 3)
6. Alexander Robotnick – Les Grands Voyages de l’Amour
7. The Human League – Dance Like a Star
8. The Force Dimension – Algorythm (Cocktail MIx)
9. Front 242 – Quite Unusual (12″ version)
10. Prothese – Couteau
11- ? (if you know who this is, I’d be greatful if you’d let me know!)
12. Silent Ambition – I Remember
13. Experimental Products – Clear Image
14. Alphaville – Romeos (Demo)
15. Clan of Xymox – Masquerade
16. The Arms of Someone New – Every Seventh Wave
17. Gang of Four – Anthrax

And this is just fantastic. Must Find Copy ASAP.

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Electro-Magnetism: Episode 5 (totally)

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The saga continues! After surviving the holiday insanity I am back on schedule with another installment of Electro-Magnetism.  This one is seriously all over the map.  After delving into the old Snow Robots comps from Suction Records I recently discovered the album “The View From Your New Home” by The Mitgang Audio from 2003. Not sure why it took me so long.  I also was just feeling in the mood for the epicness that is “Symphony Electrique”.  Some days are just like that.

And I apologize for some sub-par sound quality on some tracks. I noticed right towards the end of the set that the treble had been cut (due to a magic button I didn’t know existed) on one of the channels on the mixer. Woops on that shit.

Dance in yer pants and enjoy!

Listen to it here.

Download it for later.

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http://www.larkisadora.com/electro-magnetism.rss

Tracklist:

1. The Mitgang Audio – Tokyo Scope
2. Phil Kieran – Skyhook
3. Depeche Mode – Everything Counts (Oliver Huntman and Stephen Bodzin Remix)
4. Freak Electrique – Symphony Electrique
5. Azul y Negro – The Night
6. Depeche Mode – What’s Your Name?
7. Play – This Little Girl
8. Burlesque – Collision of Sex
9. Perspects – Autobody (The Hacker Remix)
10. Sturm Cafe – Radiosuchtig
11. Opus Finis – Inextinguishable Pyre
12. Martial Canterel – 3 Days



Absolute Body Control in Brooklyn

An amazing show is coming up in a few months. Just thought I’d help spread the word.

“Absolute Body Control was one of the first projects from Dirk Ivens ( Dive, Sonar, Ex-Klinik ) and Eric Van Wonterghem ( Insekt, Monolith, Ex-Klinik ). Influenced by bands such as Suicide and Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft and the UK electronic scene, Absolute Body Control first appeared from 1980 on several compilations. The first single “Is There An Exit?” became a local underground hit. Founded by Dirk Ivens, the line-up made various changes but with Eric Van Wonterghem Dirk Ivens found himself a long time collaborator for the coming years regarding mixing, producing and writing. Absolute Body Control were later joined by Marc Verhaghen for the birth of legendary The Klinik” – Schwerindustrie Forum

To the chagrin of many a minimal wave purist, Absolute Body Control has created a new sound for their old material. I actually really like this new take on their early music- the synths are punchier, darker and more defined; the vocals are crisper and sassier. Not to say I don’t love their old shit which has a more youthful and experimental energy. I just like how they’ve modernized their sound. I guess it lends itself nicely to my appreciation for modern minimal techno and electro.

Absolute Body Control- “Figures”
from Wind[Re]Wind released in 2007

Absolute Body Control- “Figures”
from Lost/Found released in 2005, remastered, originally recorded in 1981 (?)

Absolute Body Control- “Give Me Your Hands”
from Wind[Re]Wind released in 2007

Absolute Body Control- “Give Me Your Hands”
from Figures cassette released in 1983

I have already covered my obsession with music of Martial Canterel in a previous post, along with some MP3’s.

I really appreciate the element of adding noise into the evening with Wolf Eyes and Carlos Giffoni. Seeing Wolf Eyes in 2002 induced a religious experience for me…I’m pretty thrilled to see them again! I’ve never seen Carlos Giffoni but sources say that “Carlos Giffoni is a Venezuelan artist who resides in the New York City area, currently working on an MFA degree in Design and Technology at Parsons School of Design. Carlos has been applying various types of synthesis, extreme modular manipulation, rewired instruments, and live re-sampling to the composition of electronic music pieces, as well as improvising live with local and international experimental musicians; He is currently applying digital technologies to create interactive pieces that combine sound and visuals, using java applets, computer vision techniques, Open GL and audio synthesis with C++.
Carlos is also the organizer of the No Fun Fest, a 3 day event in Brooklyn showcasing respected sound artist from all over the world.” –Discogs.com

I missed No Fun Fest last year. It happened about 1 day after I finished moving all my shit here from North Carolina. I decided to rest instead of blasting my eardrums with the screeching of god knows what combination of “instruments” among the sweaty masses. What a fool twas I. What a fool.



Latest obsession among many… Martial Canterel
September 23, 2007, 4:27 pm
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(cover for Confusing Outsides)

I never really gave a hoot about this local fellow until I heard him DJ at Wierd at Home Sweet Home a month or so ago. I was enjoying his set which was full of carefully selected unique minimal wave tunes and then there was one that seemed like it had just landed from another planet. My friend and I turned to each other with a mutual look of “what IS this?!” and ran up to the DJ booth to ask him. In a humorously humble way he showed us his own record thinking we didn’t know who he was or that he had created it.

This isn’t the same song because I have now overplayed it to high heaven, but here’s another one I like:

Martial Canterel- “New Death” (from Confusing Outsides, 2005)

http://www.mcanterel.net/

News on the street is he’ll be performing live this Wednesday at Weird at Home Sweet Home (131 Christie) with his friend Liz as Xeno and Oaklander. I am so there.

Speaking of Minimal Wave, don’t forget Veronica’s incredible minimal wave radio show on East Village Radio tonight at 10pm (or you can download the show and listen to it later).