time for another unholy alliance, yalls!
this time I was teaming up with cartoonist, musician and very good friendRalph Ruthe. most of you dear readers should know him for his excellent cartoons and his website ‘Shit Happens’ (if not, you’ve got to catch that up qickly!!).
some of you might know, that Ralph is also an magnificent songwriter. he produces catchy electronic popmusic already for ages and he plays & performs them recently with his band‘We Are Linus’, where I’m also a part of.
once upon a time I did some remixes for two of Ralph’s tunes (Du bist wie Sand & 10 More Miles ). Ralph liked the remixes a lot and sent me a collab-track named ‘Old Times’ where I should put my fingers on.
I took that tune and send it completely thru the shredder – I added some synths, a spoonful of acid and edited until the doctor came.
here’s the result: a catchy, ravey and ill dancetrack with lots of oldschool house- and electroflavours. enjoy!!
it’s been ages since my latest last call – so here we go with another one starring a selfmade mix from 2010 named ‘Dancing on the darkside‘.
as the name already says the main mood in this mix is the darker one, at least until the middle of the mix, and then finally some light breaks thru – stylisticly goin’ from indietronic, chillwave and italo to the more nu disco electro- and housie-side of dancemusic.
featured artists in this mix are f.e. metro area, tristesse contemporaine, DVAS, crookers, bag raiders, etc.
download/listen/enjoy ‘Dancing on the darkside‘ – and always remember: content posted under the topic ‘Last Call’ stays online for one week after posting – next week it will be offline forever!so grab it fast!!
it’s time for another rerelease on $upra Recordings: this time it’s the second official longplayer by PUCH ,named ‘Sense‘.
‘Sense‘ was produced & recorded between 2002-2003 – compared to our first selftitled lonplayer ,’Sense‘ is a far more melancholic and also more songoriented album.
it combines styles like downtempo/triphop with classic pop and aswell lounge flavours and has a slight indietouch through spices like glitch, dub & illbient.
I first give you three tracks for a small listening impression:
1.) Son Of Schiwago
——————— Featuring the magnificent vocals of Cara McQueen this song has somehow slightly atmospheric & cinematic vibes.
2.) Cover Me With Joy
we can’t deny a little ‘Air’-influence on this one – a worn-out and crunchy dopebeat carries a symphonic organ thru a classic composition featuring the vocals of myself.
3.) Blue Corazón
—————— blue is the keyword here for the overall mood – a deep & melancholic jazzed-up song featuring cara’s outstanding voice again.
I hope these impressions give you a nice view on the overall sad vibes of ‘Sense‘ – tho ‘Sense‘ has way more tracks with vocals, there are some instrumental tunes (f.e. ‘Days Gone’, ‘Big Noise’) aswell. we also give away two tracks of ‘Sense‘ for free download: ‘Space Travel’ & ‘Whatelse Is Wrong’ !
it sounds a bit like a fragrance or a new clothing collection – but it isn’t: it’s a new (and the first at all) mix by L064N 5!!
V70P14 (Utopia in regular script) – what isit? let’s ask wikipedia:
‘Utopia is an ideal community or society possessing a perfect socio-politico-legal system.’
ok, sounds legit! sounds also like a goal, that should be achieved by humanity somehow in near future…if there weren’t this huge, all-consuming, mercy- & joyless circumstance called reality…
but hey, it’s a mix by L064N 5! and he’s from the future, u know? he should have seen it all…
now to the mix:
seriously? please don’t let me talk about or try to explain it! just grab your headphones, close your eyes and visualise whatever your V70P14 should be – it’s a deep, dreamy, chopped & screwed, futuristic tripfeaturing artists like datasette, purity ring, keys n’ krates, k.o. and many more.
for a complete tracklist send a msg!
and now: create V70P14 with your imaginational brainpowers & with this mix!
It’s been a while but now the wait is over: Ladies & Gentlemen, we are proud to present you 3 brandnu songs from 7 Days Awake!
we recorded & performed live in our practiceroom in front of a greenscreen which we later filled-up with selffilmed forest-footage. the three songs (vortex mind, codeine & wasteground) are part of our upcoming album ‘Sleepwalk‘ which will be released very soooon….
back on track with two more L.O.S.T.-tunes – this time it’s from another dead band of mine I showed you ages ago – I’m talking bout ‘Tsunami‘ (read more about us —->HERE!).
‘Tsunami‘ stood for melodic indie-powerpop – we had a bunch of nice songs and two (un)official selfmade releases. these two songs are from our second e.p. from 2004/05.
first song is named ‘All Saints‘ and is a catchy midtempo tune featuring the guitarwalls of our guitarist Assi ‘Z’ Zimmermann. (the guy with the cap on the left side of pic above) Tsunami – All Saints
second choon named ‘Grace‘ is a driving uptempo track with a cool hookline revolving around a nice bass-sample provided by our bassman Christian Keller. (the guy with glasses in the rear of pic above) Tsunami – Grace
it’s been quite a while since we’ve approached my mp3-abyssum, nearly one year ago exactly.
while digging thru old tapes I found another rare pearl of my very early recording and composingworks from 1995.
it stars my second dead alias ‘Floater‘ (read more about ‘Floater‘–> HERE! ) with the epic-10minute-dreamy-ambient-electropop tune ‘Shoreline‘ and it’s one of that tunes which unfortunately only exist on regular audiotape.
so please don’t expect high-end hifi sound!
inside my mp3 abyssum this track is found in the quadrants ‘Lonely Tunes‘ & ‘Totally Leftfield‘ – stilistic it’s a slow & smooth ambient electronica tune with lots of synthpads, a bright FM piano and far-died-away vocals in the background.
yesyesyall, kickin off the nu year with another re-release on $upra Recordings (and another freshly-retro bloglayout ) !
this time it’s the 2003 album ‘Total Consuming Satisfaction‘ by my alias ‘hell g.‘
‘TCS‘ displays my soundworks from 2001-2003 – it was that time where I was very much into producing drum & bass and dopebeat/triphop music.
I was also pretty much in experimental-mood when it came to loopconstruction, beatprogramming or fx-layering. some of the tunes on ‘TCS‘ where completely jammed in a row, others where complex constructions with weeks or month of finetuning work.
to get a short glimpse on ‘TCS‘ i’ve got some listening-tips for yalls.
1st : U Took My Love
this is one of the jam-tracks from ‘TCS’ – a slightly mad groovy triphop tune with lots of obscure synths, a wobbly gum bassline, tricky dopebeats and an ill rhodes piano. it’s also one of the free-download tracks from ‘TCS’!
2nd : Memento
——————– starting smooth with a soothing pad and percussive breaks then turning into a dark and ominous roller – one of the drum & bass tunes from ‘TCS’.
3rd : Pullover
another dnb-tune from ‘TCS’ – this time it’s a remix of one of my alltime-favetunes: ‘Pullover’ by Speedy J (the old raveheads beyond you dear readers will remember that techno-anthem)! This track is also for free-download!
so far for the tips – there’s quite a lot more different stuff and sounds to discover on ‘TCS‘ – why not checkout for yourself?
listen/download/share ‘Total Consuming Satisfaction’ on bandcamp!
free download tracks are ‘U Took My Love’, ‘Fauna Flashed’, ‘Pullover’ and ‘Don’t Keep Your Head Down’
yesyalls, due to the fact that I thought this year’s nu year would be completely cancelled in case of apocalyptic circumstances predicted in the mayan calender, I didn’t prepare a nu sylvester-mixtape as I did all the years before – that’s not awesome & I’m ashamed!
but anyway, how about you checkout, listen, download and party to one (or all) of this years older mixtapes below??
my dear readers,
it’s again time to pay tribute to yalls – 2012 is full, 2013 is already knockin’ and I again wanted to know which was yall favourite post of mine in 2012?
I used again the fantastic wordpress-stats-tool like I did last year.
so, here we go again with ‘Ħ Ξ Ŀ Ŀ’s Blogreaders Top Ten Posts of the Year 2012′!!
Number 10: Brandnu Remix!! 430 readers checked out a brandnu Remix I made for my mate Ralph Ruthe.
And the Winner is On Number 1: The oldest Oldie evarrr!!! 1040 (!!!) blogreaders can’t be wrong – they enjoyed a nostalgic blast from the past with the oldest oldie ever found in my music-vault, starring me & my brother with a selfwritten and played song from 1986.
thankyall’s for reading/listening/enjoying Ħ Ξ Ŀ Ŀ – hope to see yalls again in 2013! keep it all UP!
sincerely yours, luv,