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Electro-Magnetism: Episode 11 (Spring and Solvent!)

Is it really here? After so many false starts? The trees say yes, but I’m pessimistic. It’ll never come! Ever!

Well it’s sunny out, though I haven’t felt it on my skin yet since I’ve been trollishly indoors all day. I am heading out in a minute after I post this. I swear.

My original intention with this mix was to incorporate a theme. I wanted to celebrate the fact that one of my all time favorite musicians, Solvent, is performing April 29th at Wierd at 131 Christie. What a treat! Based in Toronto, Solvent (aka Jason Amm) has been hugely influential on my tastes in music and my attempts to make my own. Its unique even within the realm of synthesizer pop and after exhausting all his material I struggled to find other bands similar enough to him to fulfill my analog bleep-filled desires. There really weren’t any others that quite hit the spot! What to do? I explored a little and discovered his label Suction Records which is now kaput but offered me Lowfish, his other project Black Turtleneck and the Snow Robots compilations (though most of the tracks I love on the comps are side projects of his).

Shortly thereafter I came across the music of Roger Semsroth, aka Skanfrom and now Sleeparchive. He was also the synth mastermind behind Bakterielle Infektion. His music in B.I. and Skanfrom, melancholy and dark synthetic pop sometimes verging on noise, has really grown on me as has his new minimal material. Lovely.

So my choices for this mix today all stem from my fascination in some way with the instrumental-meticulous-analog-synth-warm-yet-chilly music of Solvent. I think. Well, a lot of it does anyway. And some of it I just thought was pretty and threw in for good measure. Like “Who is Kip Jones?” by Experimental Products. I am totally obsessed right now! That song has become a daily ritual….

Enjoy!

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Tracklist:

1. Stephan Bodzin – Bremen Ost
2. Sleeparchive – QCD
3. Bakterielle Infektion – Verbindung
4. Jeunesse Fantôme – Księżyc
5. Solvent – Operating Ease
6. Lowfish – Fric Frac
7. Goudron – Art School Fuckheads
8. Skanfrom – My New 7″
9. Black Turtleneck – Step Sequencer
10. Reducers – Airways
11. Solvent – Wish
12. I Satellite – Bubbleboy (Instrumental)
13. Skanfrom – In 17
14. Beirut – No Dice
15. Experimental Products – Who is Kip Jones?

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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!

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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



Electro-Magnetism: Episode 3!

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Lots of lovely crunchy drippy thumpy minimal house from our modern era, minimal electro-pop of today, and minimal synth from the early eighties… in this week’s rendition of Electro-Magnetism. Thanks for listening!

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Tracklist:

1. Solvent and GD Luxxe – Quiet Life
2. Lindström – I Feel Space (Freeform Five Remix)
3. DIM – Sysiphos
4. Motor – Bleep #1
5. Askii Disko – Einfach
6. Lowfish – Dead House
7. Bakterielle Infektion – Mecánico/ Fire From the Inside
8. Absolute Body Control – Melting Away
9. Absolute Body Control – Back to Nature (Live – Fad Gadget cover)
10. Christof Glowalla – Erde 80
11. Front 242 – Controversy Between (Aerial Version)
12. Chris & Cosey – Walking Through Heaven