new to the list/maximalism
- Well after a few days on the list I can see what's what and I'm impressed,
already some useful info - I was wondering why I couldn't find the new
Autechre in the shops. Anyway as an exercise in overcoming my inherent
isolationism here's a quick profile of me and my works. I'm an oppressed
London bookshop worker and in "spare" time I've written a thesis on Laibach
(I'm one of the the unrepentant "eighties diehard industrialists" dissed for
liking Panacea in last autumn's "Wire" review of Neubauten's Ende Neu
remixes), I'm also slowly recording some stuff with a friend. As the list'll
show I'm a maximalist in terms of taste - anything hard, dynamic, innovative
and electronic (plus contemp classical). There is no contradiction between a
dynamic Gorecki piece and some dynamic Disko B type techno for instance.
Maximalism annexes all that is vital.
V/A Chill Out (Sabotage 30) Great Wolf based pastiche of the original KLF
artwork and some fine experimental/noise tracks specially Fennesz and Alois
Huber who with F. Manual produced one of the few non-kitsch tracks on
KLF Chill Out - amazingly quiet and subtle mastering, even if you find some
of the sampled tunes over-kitsch.
Panacea - Twisted Designz. I still don't find it as monumental a work as
"Low Profile Darkness" but its definitely growing on me and I hope he hasn't
peaked too soon.
Plastikman - Consumed. How could we doubt him?.
DJ 6666 feat. The Illegals (DHR) When I saw this I was wary, thinking it
might be another "Flex Busterman" (the one huge blemish on DHR's record) but
no the opener is a real brutal DHR breakcore thrash and is followed by some
fine experimental tracks like Christoph De Babalon but with more life.
iO - ASDR another of my secondhand "finds" but one I'd been "meaning" to
track down for ages. Pulsinger, Tunakan et al produce a surprisingly hard
and fast technoid counterpart to Pulsinger's "Porno" over 90 mins. Anyone
going to see Pulsinger and Tunakan at the Blue Note next week?
Bold Bob - Bold Bob II (Kotzaak, Hamburg). Dark, exhilirating and expertly
produced concussive drum tracks. Before you dis this as just "mindless
Gabber" etc, check Simon Reynolds' excellent article in the new Wire.
Tomito Satori EP (can't remember the label) Hard minimal techno that doesn't
descend into over tasteful formulas and is unafraid of subverting tempos and
leaving a raw quality.
Anyone heard the recent B.P. Service/Tone Casualties material - I saw the
review but think it was probably a bit biased. Anyone else on similar
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