Saturday, July 30, 2005

Akufen "My Way - (Data 80 Remix)"

Well, I'm still sick. So that explains why the writing is anemic....the English I mean. Not that you care. And you shouldn't. Good. We agree.

It seems that everyday, someone discovers Akufen's (Marc Leclair) 2002 album, "My Way". It is an absolute classic that often makes people go crazy. The world of whorehouse and microhouse is completely opened up. Glorious.

So, I will assume that you know Akufen's normal style when I present Data 80's remix of the title track for the 2003 CD "Digital Disco". That's right, this is Akufen turned disco. Or something like that.

Ewww... So, um, how is it?

The prolific Håkan Lidbo (Data 80 - he has only produced a couple of tracks under this moniker) has basically taken disco and trance (yes, trance) signatures (think high pitches and elongated synth lines) while maintaining a microhouse core (yes that was a lot of parenthases. I'm sick and lazy). It's interesting and not too shabby.

Oh yes, the album cover is horrible, so I'll save your eyes.

"My Way (Data 80 Remix)" - Akufen on the albume Digital Disco 2 - 192 kbps
discogs - Akufen
discogs - Data 80

Venetian Snares 'Szamar Madar' Video

There is an excellent video for Venetian Snares here.

The video is done by David O'Reilly and is hosted by the production house Colonel Blimp.
Check out their diverse and excellent selection of videos.

If you want more and more info and music on Venetian Snares, You should definately go to dozer.

discogs - Venetian Snares

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Tsunami Relief: F.U.S.E. AKA Richie Hawtin

anywho. this is the worst track on the CD by far. and it is good. so buy it. all profits go reconstruction efforts in southeast asia. ok?

"Night Drive" - F.U.S.E. AKA Richie Hawtin (255 kbps)

Discogs - Richie Hawtin
It is available at HMV's throughout Tokyo at a discounted price.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Joris Voorn

joris voorn's style is definately not unique, but his stature is rapidly becoming prominent in the electronic community (as evidenced by his large set at Wire '05 in Yokohama this past Saturday). as with most musicians who follow a common m.o., but somehow distinguish themselves from the masses, joris just has something that is special. what that is, i can't really explain. his songs usually follow an expected pattern, but the flow is engrossing. i personally don't like this genre as much as others, but this is good.


"skyshopping" - Joris Voorn from the album "Future History" 192 kpbs
discogs-joris voorn
artist website
sound architecture

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Anton Kubikov & Maxim Miyutenko (Scsi-9) + RU. Electronic Two

this track comes from lo recording's incredible compilation of russian electronica. the disc was released in 2003 and has been relegated to the nether reaches of any store that would have carried it in the first place.

Anton Kubikov & Maxim Miyutenko, who also go by the moniker of Scsi-9, tend to create tracks that seem easy to create. the plot is predictable, but the effect is mesmerizing. it is the perfect music for working. the type that makes writing seem easier. not too distracting, but filled with enough twists and quality to keep you entertained. beautiful.

lo recordingの編集におけるこの歌曲がある。あの編集は2003年に出版したので店の中にcdは隠れたになった。


yes, my japanese is horrible. that's why i practice with everything. please send me corrections if you feel like it.

"lady delay" - Anton Kubikov & Maxim Miyutenko (267 kbps)
discogs for Anton Kubikov & Maxim Miyutenko
lo records


it is coming. i told you. this is why i hate blogs. they are, for the most part, meaningless. boom. boom. boom. boom. boom. boom.