bleeps & bloops


Mmm….Skittles….

I’ll be DJing at this new party in Brooklyn. DJ Jeffo! will be spinning as well, which I am quite excited about. He spins at the Wierd party and a bunch of other good things.  Should be a blast! Cheep beer and people (as Casey put it). Flyer by yours truly.

Skittles
dancing. new wave. doom wave. minimal synth. punk. and queers.

with DJ Jeffo! and Lark
Video projections by Casey Spec

First friday of every month

April 3rd 9pm to forever
@ the Outpost
1014 Fulton st
btw Classon and Grand

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Electro-Magnetism: Episode 8

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My my what a lovely assortment of tunes this afternoon! It is simply gorgeous out and here I go working in my room all day – at least I’ve got the window open and the 55 degree winds of warmth and freshness blowing in.

And yes, I totally spaced on doing last week’s mix. Bad me, bad me. My friend Joe called me out on it and deservedly so!

Anyways, one of my favorite tracks of the moment is “Somewhere In The Night” by French band Stereo from 1982. Minimal Wave has recently re-released their album of the same name and it looks fabulous!

Check out the re-release here.

There are a couple D.A.F. tracks from the “Absolute Body Control” 12″…though I’m sad to say that the wonderfully funky song of the same name at the end of this mix came out sounding horrible. My apologies!

Listen to it here.

Download it for later.

Wanna get the podcast? Use this URL to subscribe:
http://www.larkisadora.com/electro-magnetism.rss

Tracklist:

1. Jan Hammer – Crockett’s Theme
2. Einzelgänger – Einzelgänger
3. Der Plan – Ich bin ein Computer
4. Pankow – Das Vodkalied
5. D.A.F.- 1st Step to Heaven (Instrumental)
6. Turqoise Days – Blurred
7. Linear Movement – Synthesize
8. Stereo – Somewhere In The Night
9. Klein and M.B.O. – Dirty Talk (Original 12″ Instrumental Mix)
10. Tinfoil Teakettle – Think Like Us
11. Cabaret Voltaire – Kino
12. D.A.F. – Absolute Body Control (sound quality sucks!! Sorry)



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.

Wanna get the podcast? Use this URL to subscribe:
http://www.larkisadora.com/electro-magnetism.rss

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.



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



New Thing Alert! Weekly MP3 Mix Stream and Download: Electro-Magnetism begins again!

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Hello Faithful Readers who keep checking back on my blog every 6 months and notice nothing has changed. I greet you.

And I welcome you to a new fantastic change that you might enjoy.  I am very excited to announce that, in the spirit of my old radio show Electro-Magnetism on WUAG, R.I.P., I will be posting a fresh new one-hour long music mix up on this blog weekly.

I am going to try my damndest to post it on Fridays so you can rock out to it all weekend long.  That’s the goal. It will be available here to be streamed live and downloaded for my wonderful friends who have no access to the glorious interwebz at their houses. You know who you are, bless your hearts. Keep up the good work!

And now without further adieu, The First Mix. Enjoy!

Stream it here.

Download it for later here!

Tracklist:

1. Monty Cantsin- Blood and Gold
2. Informatics- Underlife
3. The Actor- Waehlerisch
4. Absolute Body Control- Touch Your Skin
5. Einstürzende Neubauten- Tanz Debil
6. Vice Versa- Camille
7. Throbbing Gristle- See You Are (Live Manchester 1979)
8. Cybotron- R9
9. Kraftwerk- Tour de France (12″Extended)
10. Phonique Ft. Erlend Oye- For The Time Being (Alexkid Cold Mix)
11. Transparent Sound- Fade To Grey
12. Dome- Cruel When Complete
13. Wermut- Complainte du Galgo Noir
14. Die Gesunden- Baby Love
15. Bakterielle Infektion- Taster II
16. Solvent- Power Failure (Cem Blex Remix)



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.