18718WRECK: Mechanical Mantra Mess
- Dec 17, 2004wReck thiS meSS ~ Radio Patapoe 97.2 ~ Amsterdam
Ethno-Illogical Psycho-Radiographies: no. 272:Mechanical Mantra Mess
29 November 2004 / 17-19
"I woke up one morning and all of my stuff had been stolen...and
replaced by exact duplicates." o Steven Wright
A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. o Steven Wright
Intro / Total Destruction [Dub] > DJ Scud 
Total Destruction / Mash the Place Up > DJ Scud 
Hypnotised > Mark Stewart & the Maffia 
Extra Crunchy > Paniculture 
Borrow money from pessimists - they don't expect it back. o Steven Wright
Pavement Jam: Hey Your Car's on Fire > Rev. 99 
Eat / House > Blurt 
Local Bomb > Rev. 99 
Burn the Mall > Oil Experts 
Noise Polluters > 2 Bad Card 
Paradise of Nada > Adrian Sherwood 
That Flank > Blurt 
99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name. o Steven Wright
Spectre Overseas > Manasseh vs Spectre 
The Unity of the Circle > Brain Damage vs Black Sifichi 
Plastic World Dub > Willie Williams vs Red + Blue 
Freefall > Pitchblack 
If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends? o Steven
The Balance of the Cube > Brain Damage vs Black Sifichi 
Floating Roots > Lena 
My Father Dub > Brain Damage 
Mountain Dub > Lena vs Dan Mateo 
Hilarious Movies of the 90s > Four Tet 
Outa My Head > DJ Wally 
To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is
research. o Steven Wright
 "Three the Hard Way" on Cross Fade Entertainment <www.cfet.com>
One of the great discs of a few years back. Stylish, joyous techno,
drum'n'bass and dub destruction, beats as napalm scorching bad hair.
 "As the Veneer of Democracy Begins to Fade" on On-U
<www.onusound.co.uk>. Guy Dub-ord. Market critique on the dance
floor. Paranoia on the killing floor. The circular saw cuts through
the mixing board. it is heading for the drum kit.
 "Black / White" on Paniculture <www.subliminal.orb/paniculture>.
Deliriously straight-on analysis of a crooked culture which has
become hoodwinked by the notion that the market place economy should
be the sole determinant of all human activity. It has, in effect,
replaced god and human volition and even governmental or
non-governmental intervention as almost everyone has obediently taken
up shopping as the last human activity. [50% of Americans polled
stated that their number one favorite hobby was shopping].
 "Turn a Deaf Ear / Das Capital Crimes" on Pax
<www.paxrecordings.com> Great line: "Where's your accent from? CNN?"
Liner notes: "CDs = social relations. Sound symbiotic. Echo social
structure, e.g., economics, etc. Improvise and emphasize such
 "Eat" Special single art edition with custom cover. Discovered
thru talking with Mr. Ted Milton <www.tedmilton.co.uk> that he once
used to make handcrafted books. Incredible evening by the way, seeing
Blurt at the OCCII. This band is tight and loose, beat driven and
improvisational, brilliant and kinetic, goofy and profound,
inebriated and sober
 "Future Radio: The Sound of Urban Audio 2" on Future Radio. Some good cuts.
 "Chainstore Massacre" on On-U <www.onusound.co.uk>. Inspired
compilation of new On-U, the third generation.
 "Never Trust a Hippy" on On-U <www.onusound.co.uk>. Great solo
project by AS that combines world music with lots of trademark dub
effects, industrial waste and inspired sample reuse including some
nice S.E. Rogie yodel samples.
 "Celebrating the Bespoke Cell" on I don't know. But contact Ted
Milton via <www.tedmilton.co.uk>. amazingly efficient unit producing
some of the most dynamic chord crunching avant-garde post punk jazz
this side of the solar system.
 "The Missing Two Weeks (Covert Dubs)" on Echo Beach
<www.echobeach.de>. Some of the most unassumingly beautiful and
complex new dub style using historical samples. Definitely top-notch
highly recommended dub, both mellifluous and pushing some kind of
 "Ashes to Ashes - Dub to Dub" on Hammerbass <www.hammerbass.fr>.
More great dub from France. As noted months/years earlier, there is
something fluid and natural about French dub, something to do with
the way that the language falls right in among the deep breathtaking
bass beats. This is one of the best of the year and not just because
BS interprets an excerpt from our scurrilous co-written short story
"Wet Dreams of the Pope" [also found in Wiggling Wishbone: Stories of
Pata-Sexual Speculation" Autonomedia, 1995].
 "Do Anything / Plastic World" on BSI. RIP. This was one good
purveyor of new world dub deeply rooted in the basics and the history
of earlier dub.
 "Ape to Angel" on Pitchblack <www.pitchblack.co.nz> is dub
streamlined and polished so that it's humanity has been wittled away
but somehow this does not matter. PB like Zion Train produce dub to
send out into outer space to lure other beings into our midst.
Precise and trance-effective.
 "Floating Roots" on Quatermass [pre-release]. Brilliant fusion
of electronica, wordsmithing, white noise, deep digi-dread beats,
some post-Gary Clail toasting, deep bass and creative reinvention of
dub that seems to be part of the Paris renaissance of dub Lena named
after a wandering Faulkner character is an omniverous unit that
combines world musics from Africa with minimal techno from Germany
but almost always with dubbish echoes as mental-sonic ballast.
 "The Stoned Ranger Rides Again" on Liquid Sky. Incredibly quirky
trip-hoppy re-use of Bacharach.
42.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot. o Steven Wright
[quotes courtesy of Cap'n Stanley]
* Today's show was devoted to the search for some kind of balance
between being conscious and going loony, being vigilant and going
paranoid, and moving away fro cultural critique via lyrics, music,
noise and finding some kind of mantra respite somewhere in the back
neglected room of society.
* Patapoe is back in the air and not back on the air. Seems Patapoe,
once it does come back, will be at a new address on the dial,
courtesy of the hegemony of commercial stations who we may or may not
have been interfering with in Haarlem. Patapoe is getting more
interest from DJs from the former other indie station, Radio 100 and
the radiomaking crew seems to be poised to start a renaissance in
noise/soundmaking. We have found a new frequency and our technical
genius adviser is currently adjusting the transmitter. The rest of
the equipment, although cobbled together is fairly good, the studio
is simple and ergonomically designed, there is an FX board, a nice
new mixing board and from week to week, the equipment seems to be
intact, seem to not gravitate out and about. The threats by the
government have subsided, but I agree with PB, that this does not
mean we should not consider a status that is more fixed and
courageous than merely being tolerated or ignored. Meanwhile, we seem
to be streaming steadily and clearly at the above address.
o "He Was a Communist For Dutch Intelligence" by Andrew Higgins, Wall
Street Journal / Interactivist Info Exchange, Collaborative
Authorship, Collective Intelligence <http://info.interactivist.net/>
"As secretary-general of the Marxist-Leninist Party of the
Netherlands, Chris Petersen traveled the globe during the Cold War,
wowing Communist leaders with his revolutionary zeal and
anticapitalist diatribes. "I could make speeches for hours and you
would think that Mao Tse-tung himself had been my teacher," recalls
the now-retired party chief. The Chinese Communist Party was so
impressed, it regularly gave the ranting Dutchman the full red-carpet
treatment in Beijing: banquets in the Great Hall of the People, an
audience with Mao, envelopes stuffed with cash and tributes in the
People's Daily. Albania's Communists were also big fans.
Now, with communism all but dead, the Dutchman has decided to come
clean: Both he and his party were a sham. He says he was never a
Maoist but an opera-loving math teacher moonlighting for Dutch
intelligence. His name, his politics and his party, he says, all were
concocted in a plot to penetrate militant Marxist subculture.
"Nothing was real," says the ex-Mr. Petersen, who now lives under his
real name, Pieter Boevé, here in Zandvoort, a seaside resort town
west of Amsterdam. The only genuine part of a revolutionary career
that lasted decades, he says, was a fondness for Chinese food: The
Chinese Communist Party, Mr. Boevé recalls, had excellent cooks. The
Central Intelligence Agency, which got regular updates on the mock
Maoist movement, dubbed it "Operation Red Herring," according to
Dutch intelligence. (The CIA won't comment.) The Dutch called it
"Project Mongol." The unmasking comes at an uncomfortable time for
Dutch security services, now under fire for post-Communist bungling.
Having infiltrated Maoist groups with gusto, they lost track of an
Islamic radical blamed for the murder last month of filmmaker Theo
Mr. Boevé, who appeared on television in a recent documentary about
the Dutch secret service while wearing a fake beard and Groucho Marx
plastic nose and glasses, says his past exploits provide tips that
could help con Islamist extremists, but he doesn't envy anyone who
might try: "It's very dangerous," he says. In a country where
erstwhile Maoists and other radicals have become pillars of the
establishment, the exposure of the phony Marxist-Leninist Party of
the Netherlands, or MLPN, has caused dismay and embarrassment. Frits
Hoekstra, a former high-ranking security official, shocked former
colleagues in September by publishing a book that described Project
Mongol and other escapades. The interior minister ordered an
investigation into whether state secrets were divulged. Former
Maoists are aghast.
"I totally wasted 12 years of my life," says Paul Wartena, an ex-MLPN
member who was so dedicated to the cause he used to donate 20% of his
salary to the fake party. He says he "had some doubts now and then"
about the MLPN but stayed loyal because "I was very naive and Mr.
Boevé was such a good actor." Now a researcher at a university in
Utrecht, Mr. Wartena wants Dutch intelligence to pay him back for all
his donations. Mr. Boevé, now 74, scoffs at his acolyte: "He was an
Boevé first started working as an informant for the Dutch secret
service, then known as the BVD, in the late 1950s and started using a
fake name. Invited to Moscow for a youth festival in 1957, he
attended a reception hosted by Nikita Khrushchev and briefed Dutch
Shortly after the Moscow festival Mr. Boevé got an invitation to
China, then still aligned with the Soviet Union. While in China, he
kept hearing Chinese officials curse Moscow, which had just cut
funding to Beijing. The move marked the start of the Sino-Soviet
split - and of Mr. Boevé's role as an unlikely prize agent. Desperate
for allies against Moscow, China searched out Communists in Europe
and elsewhere. Mr. Boevé, encouraged by the BVD, offered his
services. He visited China in the early 1960s for a six-week course
on Mao Tse-tung Thought. He says he got good at mimicking Chinese
propaganda. Chinese diplomats in Holland invited the man they knew
as Chris Petersen to their mission in The Hague and gave money to
help finance a Maoist newspaper secretly edited by the BVD. The
result was De Kommunist. Mr. Hoekstra, the former spy and now a
business consultant, says he once wrote a screed against the Dutch
government. "As a civil servant, it was very satisfying," he says.
After a year, De Kommunist announced with fanfare in 1969 the
foundation of the Marxist-Leninist Party of the Netherlands. For the
next decade, the fake party helped the Dutch secret police divide
Holland's legitimate Communist movement, keep tabs on Maoist groups
and gain access to China's elite. By the 1980s, purges and
ideological U-turns had exhausted most Maoists in Europe, and the BVD
began to lose interest in the ruse. China was no longer an enemy but
a big trading partner. De Kommunist shut down. The MLPN fizzled.
Boevé's political horizons have shrunk to Zandvoort. He sits on the
local council and lobbies for better housing for the elderly. He has
even set up yet another party: It represents old people. It doesn't
have many members, but, says Mr. Boevé, "This time they are all real."
I almost had a psychic girlfriend but she left me before we met. o
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