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  • Paul 4:26 PM on April 8, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Can, Cluster, Dark Day, Discoverer, East India Youth, Echo Shade, , Hooray!, Jon Hopkins, Jonas Reinhardt, , Miha Kralj, , , , Supreme Cuts, Torpa, Tycho,   

    Nuggets 282 – Driving Electro 13 



     

    There’s a lot of synthesisers in this mix.

    Electronic bands can be cold and not very exciting in real life. Swaying behind a keyboard looking down while twiddling the knobs and buttons is not much of a show. William Doyle aka East India Youth manages to make great music and put on a show. As the music journo says in the interview below, all you need is charisma and a good suit, and he has both.

    For the curious here is an explanation of how synthesisers work. Try and not be too distracted by the guy’s hair…

    The cover pic is Delia Derbyshire, she was pre-synth but she got similar effects with tape and basic oscillators.

     

    The legendary Suzanne Ciani explaining synthesizer basics

     Embrio – Miha Kralj – Andromeda

    Yugoslavian fan of Jean-Michel Jarre.

    Eos, The Dawn – Jonas Reinhardt – Music From The Tactile Dome

    Here is a vid of him playing live. Not this song.

    Jonas Reinhardt Live.m4v

     

     Hasenheide – Dieter Moebius – Tonspuren

    Cluster guy goes solo.

    Sad to report that Mr Moebius has left this mortal coil. However, before going he performed a live soundtrack for a showing of Metropolis and here is an extract.

    Moebius – Musik für Metropolis (official)

     Weltweit- Wolfgang Riechmann- Wunderbar


    He only made one album, but what an album…

    Wolfgang Riechmann started his musical career in 1966.
    After playing in a school band with Michael Rother and Wolfgang Flür, later famous with Kraftwerk and Neu, he then became member of an other Düsseldorf (Germany) located band called “Streetmark” .
    It was end of 1977 when Riechmann started working on his solo career.
    The result was the LP “Wunderbar” which was released on SKY Records.
    Unfortunately he did not experience the release.
    In August 1978 Riechmann was killed – without any reason – by two drunk guys, who stabbed him to death.

     

    Lessons Of Darkness (Apology) – Supreme Cuts  – Whispers In The Dark

    Here is what they like live. Not this song.

    I Want More – Can – Flow Motion

    Can on the BBC in 1976. Fab.

    Tunnels – Discoverer – Tunnels

    “Discoverer is one of many aliases of Kansas City native Brandon Knocke”

    Happiness Is A Warm Spacestation – Solar Bears – Supermigration

    Excellent tune. The following video explains why it is unlikely I would go and see them if they came to town. C.f. East India Youth below.

    Solar Bears live in the Boiler Room

    Open Eye Signal – Jon Hopkins – Immunity

    Jon Hopkins – Open Eye Signal (Live on KEXP)

    Betamaxx – Disaronno Brain Feed – Echo Shade – Echo Shade vs BetamaxxHeiße

    betamaxx have a squelchy electronic vibe.  More of their music here.

    Echo Shade can be found on Bandcamp.

    Lippen – Cluster – Zuckerzeit

    Cluster Lecture (London 2010) | Red Bull Music Academy

    Awake – Tycho – Awake

    Tycho – Awake (Live on KEXP)

    Plush – Robot Science – Good Luck

    Slowly – M83 – Slowly / Sitting

    M83 Live – Eurockéennes 2016

    Holus-Bolus – Errors – Have Some Faith In Magic

    ERRORS – Holus-Bolus – 11/15/2012

    Errors live at The Great Escape // BeatCast Live Series with Drowned In Sound

    Window – Dark Day – Window

    After being active in DNA with Arto Lindsay and Ikue Mori, Robin Crutchfield form the Dark Day in ’79 with Nina Canal (UT) and Nancy Arlen (Mars) then come into training Steven Brown, Peter Principle, Jarmusch, again Nina Canal and D.Rosembloom. In ’80 he released their first LP “Exterminating Angel” created together with Phil Kline and Barry Friar. They play at clubs like CBGB’s, Max’s Kansas City, Hurrah’s, Trax and M-80.
    We are at the beginning of 1980, in full emergence of NO WAVE, a period that gave its highest artistic expression in all areas: painting-graphites (Basquiat), video art, cinema (Jarmusch, R. Kern, N. Zedd, Vivienne Dick etc) with a prevalence of films shot on super 8 and 16 mm and in the music that gave birth to groups that now are part of the story. DNA, Richard Hell, Mars, Teenage Jesus & The Jerks, Lydia Lunch, Contortions, Patty Smith, Debby Harry, Suicide, Bush Tetras, Foetus, Sonic Youth and many others. Crutchfield made a Dark, gloomy and cold music with an obsessive rhythm and a monotone voice. After a few singles released in ’82 and the second synthetic LP “The Window” with Bill Sack. In ’85 Crutchfield only owner of the group left the experiments to make medieval chamber music. In ’89 comes “Darkest Before Dawn” for Night Eve Production, his label. In 2003 he released a new CD “Strange Clockwork” (self-produced) but we are very far from the atmosphere of Exterminating Angel. Since then, nothing.
    R.I.P.

     

    Glitter Recession – East India Youth – Total Strife Forever

    Electronic music and performance.

    East India Youth 01 Glitter Recession and Dripping Down (The Lexington 06/02/2014)

    The Line of Best Fit presents East India Youth at Heaven in London

    East India Youth – Full Performance (Live on KEXP)

    Doctor Who Theme – Torpa – Doctor Who Theme

    The Delian Mode – Delia Derbyshire documentary

     
  • Paul 5:31 AM on September 30, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Boneless, Cluster, Co La, Det Lilla Extra, , Grimes, , Gui Boratto, James Yeats, Jurgen Muller, Lapti, Lumpen Nobleman, Mark McGuire, Meadowlands, Riechmann, Scntfc, Stag Here, The Duretti Column, , , Tones on Tail,   

    Nuggets 184 – Ambient 

    Ambient music = music that is "actively listened to with attention or as easily ignored, depending on the choice of the listener", and that exists on the "cusp between melody and texture" sez Brian Eno. Not sure if all these tracks fit the bill. They do what I wanted however, which is to provide a backdrop for when I am working at my desk. I have included Grouper, some rinky tink tink keyboards, mellower krautrock from Wolfgang Reichmann, Cluster and others with some kompakt goodness at the end from Gui Boratto

    PS, visit this interweb gem for definitions of slang from the past, i.e. rinky-dink (now worn out, cheap) and feisty (now  lively, determined, and courageous)

    No cover yet. Here’s some Len Lye in the meantime with Free Radicals.

     

    More Len – The Colour Box. Used by the BPO to sell stamps.

     
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