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


    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 10:39 PM on August 19, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Appaloosa, Casket Girls, , , , Doldrums, Emergency Bible Study, Glass Candy, Hurray For Earth, , Memory Tapes, , , Siamese Twins, Solar Bears   

    Nuggets 246 – Driving Electro 9 – Fast 

    Nuggets 246 - Driving Electro 9
    This mix is inspired by the recent Italians Do It Better mix, After Dark 2. It’s got a cool European electro sound with excellent female vocals and disco’y beats. I added some tunes of my own to a selection of the After Dark 2 tunes.

    There are 4 tracks here from AD2 along with tracks from Psychic Ills (think Moon Duo but better), Jesse Ruins, Daughn Gibson and the wonderfully named Emergency Bible Study with their song “Robbert Zimmerman Practices Guitar in Front of the Mirror”, and others

    This mix is a current favourite when on the road.

    Not all the tracks are up yet. When I have time I will add some more videos.

    I just found out that Anika is playing in Auckland on Friday 11 October. Yeah

    • admin 8:59 AM on August 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Sorry to report but Elmore Leonard, the writer, has died. His characters were used in Justified and he was a producer on the show. His stories were turned into films including Get Shorty.


      Erin, I shudder to think what the remake of Real Humans will look like. It has a particular Scandinavian world view that I don’t see translating well. There are, for instance, salacious tendencies that if magnified would make it unwatchable.

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