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
today is the day yalls – the day of wich the mayans predicted some pretty doom action ages ago!
and I thought it could be useful to make a tight fitting soundtrack for these circumstances!
I for me don’t think that there’ll be some crappy meteor-showers, nor some awkward planet x, or stupid alien invasions – no, me tinks there will be giant apo’cat’lypse! I can hear them already – deep growls & purrs all over the place! I dreamt of it, I swear!!!
stilistic this is a pure trap/dub/step mixtape featuring cats like crimes!, dvnny seth, datsik, skepp & hawk any many more – all compressed into a tight 37 minute mix, so yall might have a compact & massive doomsday partey!
yesyesyall, it’s true – due to the excellent hot-summer-action outside I decided to drop a complete free release on $upra Recordings – how friggin’ awesome is that??
this release is a very personal and oldschoolish one, as it features my very first (but already dead) alias, which brought me into producing electronic dancemusic —-
I’m talking bout ‘FX-INTRUDER’.
since this blog exists I’ve feeded you dear readers with old stuff, sometimes under the topics ‘Mp3 Abyssum’ or ‘Oldie of the week’ or ‘L.O.S.T.’ etc. – due to some nice emails of you I decided to pack all that old stuff into one official release.
stilistic it ranges from house to techno to acid – all produced with the good ole analogue stuff like original synths (f.e. juno 60, dw 8000, etc.) and arranged with the atari st.
and here it comes: featuring the works from 92-00 – enjoy ‘FX-INTRUDER – A small Entrance‘!!
listen/download/share – it’s free!!
click on ‘download‘ or ‘buy now‘ and enter ‘0‘ – the download button appears.
(p.s.: you can also pay for it if you like! )
when it rains, it pours!
this years summer seems to be an endless april over here in germany (like any other season too) – how surprising that I found another L.O.S.T.-tune here in my mp3-vault that I’d nearly forgot.
the tune is named ‘surge‘ and was made in 2004 because of a similar wet summer like this year.
‘surge‘ is a dark & rolling drum & bass tune, somehow threatening, deep but also with smooth moments in the middle, just to break down into a tidal, all consuming wave in the second half of the track.
it was planned to release as the ‘surge e.p.‘ in 2004 but never got released, because the tune got lost on a safety-copy-cd in the same year, which I rediscovered yesterday – seems as if I’m now able to re-release this e.p. very soon.
my dear readers,
time to pay tribute to yalls once again – 2011 has nearly expired and I wanted again to know which was your favourite post of mine in 2011?
lemme first tell you that there are over all lot’s more readers of my blog in general than the years before – I really appreciate that!
I used again the fantastic wordpress-stats-tool like I did last year.
so, here we go again with my personal ‘Ħ Ξ Ŀ Ŀ Blogreaders Top Ten Posts of the Year 2011′!!
Number 10: Back into the Abyss 640 readers loved some oldschool spherical live-stuff of my dead alias ‘FX-INTRUDER‘.
Number 9: 3 nu remixes 700 people enjoyed three remixes by phantomsignal, boris backup & myself for ‘The Von Duesz‘.
Number 8: CTHULHU is awake!! 740 checked out the brandnu 7 Days Awake album ‘CTHULHU‘ + our new videoclip for ‘Wonderboy in Monsterland.
Number 3: Second Rave Signal! 1120 of you loved the second oldschoolish rave-signal by my dead alias ‘FX-INTRUDER‘.
Number 2: Brandnu Remix!! 1270 users enjoyed a brandnu remix by myself for my friends of ‘Tarranado‘.
And the Winner is On Number 1: This is $upra – A Labelcompilation Vol. II 1950 (!!!) blogreaders can’t be wrong again – they enjoyed the second compilation of my little label ‘$upra-Recordings‘.
Same procedure as last year – last years winner is this years winner one more time! thankyou all for reading my blog – hope to see yall again in 2012!
how about a ‘nu‘ old L.O.S.T. – Tape for free download?
this time it’s a very nostalgic piece of music as it features my very first band ‘Brot & Spiele‘ (read more about us >> HERE!).
this particular L.O.S.T.-tape is our very first demotape named ‘Dangled Dank‘ wich was released physically on good ole audiotape in the beginning of 1994.
it features 4 songs from our first album ‘Baked City’ which was released shortly after our demotape in the same year. these four songs are demoversions and different than the versions on the album.
let’s examine the songs:
1.) all in vain
‘all in vain’ was our secret hit, an overall indiepop/rock anthem with melodic verses, wrapped in a 7/4 beat and everytime broken by an distorted and catchy chorus.
this tune was often played in several local clubs, f.e. the good ole Forum Enger or the deceased Fla-Fla in Herford, where we also had our very first livegigs.
2.) no idea
an overall angry song, mostly rock with crossover-elements as there’s always a good portion of funkyness inside. this demoversion is somehow way cleanerthan the later followed albumversion, where we also experimented with samples etc.
3.) not your day
one of our most funky tunes – an incredible slapped & tapped bassline with a breaky groove carries the rhythmic distorted guitarhook. after the brigdepart, the song gets way faster and chaotic but still doesn’t stop grooving.
this tune was the opener of our later followed longplayer ‘Baked City’ – a midtempo crossover tune with nice changes between rock & funk elements. we often started our livegigs with this song, too.
long time no L.O.S.T.-tune – thats what I thought when I was recently surfing thru my mp3-vault.
after diving for some hours I found some very rare stuff from my dead band ‘Suprafutur’ which fulfills the criteria of being L.O.S.T.
this particluar tune named ‘Valium’ originally was an instrumental livejam which we recorded very lofi & oldschoolish on minidisc in 1999.
after copying the jam on computer I cutted & looped parts out of it and re-arranged, re-effected & remixed it.
it was part of the $uprafutur E.P.‘Worth living for’ (see cover above) and also one of the first cdr-releases on my little label $upra-Recordings.
stilistic it is a smooth and jazzy instrumental indietune which takes you on a slight surreal & narcotic trip – enjoy!
long time no read folks!
and as some kind of compensation for my absence the last two weeks I’ve got something very special for yalls: a complete L.O.S.T. Tape for free download – how friggin’ sick is that??
I also created a new preamble for this download – the L.O.S.T.-Tapes.
some of you might remember the L.O.S.T.-tunes (click to read more!) in my blog. the L.O.S.T.-tapes are complete albums or e.p.’s that were stored on tape & released in a very very small amount via my label $upra Recordings around the mid of the nineties & then got lost for some particular reason.
but some of those tapes reappeared and are about to be posted here in future.
the first L.O.S.T.-Tape I’ve got for you is a complete album of my deceased sideproject “MYSTIC BRAIN PROJECT” (click to read more).
Darth Wörman & me always had countless mixing sessions where we mixed each & everything up and created somekind of strange soundcollages somewhere between dark ambient, noise, augmented perception & distorted reality.
we created a tape series called ‘Evil Listening‘. you’re now about to witness ‘Vol. I – The Tapes of Terror‘ from this series.
this tape features 34 fragments of acoustic madness and daily sensory overload, compressed, distorted, dismembered and reloaded. be prepared before listening!!
here are three pieces from ‘Tapes of Terror’ for you to checkout.
you can download the completetape + artwork as ZIP-file.
when I was recently surfing thru my dat-tapes I found a recording which I searched already for ages – it’s somehow somekind of historic recording aswell cause it features a jamsession of some usual suspects you might know…and so another L.O.S.T. tune was found!
this tune is a very early electronic jamsession of mine and was recorded in the beginning of the 90s at me & my brothers recordingstudio. but it wasn’t only just a session with my brother (who named himself ‘YEN‘ here)…there were two other guys around.
one guy called philipp muench (who named himself ‘U-MATIX’), who had projects like ‘The Rorschach Garden’ & ‘Ars Moriendi’ running – all settled somewhere between 80′s inspired wave & electropop and industrial/noise & dark ambient, and the other guy called tim kniep (who named himself ‘Ω’), with whom I had an electronic jamproject running named ‘Alive But Dying’, which focussed on a mixture of ebm and industrial sound. with this project we also had a small release on a tape-compilation called ‘Transmission Two’ on Fich-Art in 94′.
this was the first time philipp met tim and these guys had their first musical interchange – 1 year later the guys founded the worldwidewellknownindustrial outlet ‘Synapscape’, and it all began with THIS session at my bro’s & my studio.
this sessiontrack named ‘The Beam’ is an eclectronic joyride through techno and other dancestyles like acid & trance and has aswell some noisy excursions into ebm, dark wave & even industrial and is carried by a huge stompin’ bassdrum.
after a week of blog-silence (becuz of my epic fight with the superflu) here we go again with another L.O.S.T. tune – this time it’s a veeery sick one!
this must be the earliest ‘professional’ recording I’ve ever found of my dead band ‘Brot & Spiele’ cause it’s back from the days when we were a four-piece-band consisting of (fltr) myself on drums & vox, thorsten strohmeyer on guitar, ralph bremenkamp on guitar and lutz schindler on bass.
I’m not really sure, but this tune must’ve been recorded somewhere between 92-93 during a recordingsession inside the old Fla-Fla Cinema, Herford. (RIP)
the song is a coverversion of a ‘Boney M’ song named ‘Brown Girl in the Ring’ and was part of a tribute to Boney M compilation named ‘Barbarella Fortuneteller: A Tribute to Boney M.’
It was unofficially released on compact cassette on Asche’s gorgeous little label Fich-Art in 93′ and also got re-released on cd-r in 2007.
our coverversion is a mad blend of styles ranging from crusty swing over polka punk funk up to ill reggae n’ roll with distorted and pitchshifted vocals all over the place and a manic rhythmguitar that seems to hang on only one chord during the whole track.
enjoy painful 7 minutes of pure terror!