Deep electronics podcast # 299

October 21, 2020 Leave a comment

Welcome to the 299th Chapter of the Deep Electronics serie. A weekly released serie that brings you a diversity into the abyss of deep electronic music.This week is a brand new setmixed by returning artist Funky Jeff. A mix of almost 3hr of dubtechno music. About the mix: one of dub-techno’s main features is the “time freezing” thrill, the one that gets us into an eternal loop without past or future. It has been over 13 years I mix this musical genre. Featuring Havantepe, Convextion, Quadrant, Yagya and Heavenchord. Longest mix of this series so far!

01. Intro-VBR
02. Octal Industries – Asleep / Vertex Recordings / 2019
03. Blackjoy Monilola (Argy’s Re-201 mix) / Deeply Rooted House / 2009
04. Pheek – Imago / Epsilonlab ‎/ 2004
05. Kristoban – Proton Nebula / Private Business / 2012
06. Outro from V TV SHOW
07. Havantepe – + – Grounded in Humanity / 2013
08. Andrea Suglia – Phi Phi Island (Spiral dub reshape) Ipologica Recordings / 2012
09. Heavenchord – Babylon Techno Rocker / Cold Tear Records / 2015
10. Havantepe – Guidance (S.I.L.A.) / 200 : 2020
11. Sebbo – Watamu beach / Desolat / 2008
12. Maurizio – Untitled ( M5 – A1 ) / Maurizio / 2005
13. Thor – Aliens Don’t Boogie / Æ Recordings / 1999
14. The Amazing – Qu’est-ce que vous voulez / 541 / 2001
15. Convextion – Miranda (Original ’96 Mix) / Matrix / 1995
16. Various Artists – No. 8 / FatCat Records / 1997
17. Quadrant – Hyperprism / Basic Channel / 1993
18. Mateo Murphy – Blue / / Epsilonlab ‎/ 2003
19. Fluxion – Vibrant Forms 1 / Chain reaction / 1999
20. Wata Igarashi – Night / Time To Express / 2016
21. Pulshar – Summer Storm / AvantRoots / 2016
22. Deep’a & Biri – Echoic Memories [TransmatMS95 : 2016 ]
23. Another Channel – Run (Babe Roots Remix) / Moonshine Recordings
24. Another Channel – Ethiopian Dub / Moonshine Recordings / 2018
25. Grad u – Rain In July / Greyscale / 2019
26. Space of Variants – Heavenchord / Space Of Variants / 2020
27. Moritz von Oswald – Watamu beach rework / Desolat / 2008
28. Heavenchord – Spacechord (Advancedreams remix)/ hello▼strange / 2019
29.0 Yagya – Snowflake 5 / Force inc. / 2002
30.0 Submersion & Mon0 – End of the beginning / Silent Season / 2018

Space-11 : Voyage dans le Cosmos

October 10, 2020 Leave a comment

Our latest adventures in Space, samples from 2001 a Space odyssey (HAL), 2010, the year we make contact (SAL, voiced by actress Candice Bergen), Blade Runner and live N.A.S.A. feeds. Lots of rare tracks and one year or proper digging for that one! This endeavor evokes images of a contact with another galaxy, a journey into the environments of what we call outer space. Outer space is the expanse that exists beyond Earth and between celestial bodies.

 

Tracklist:

1) Intro-Voyage dans le Cosmos-Unreleased
2) Jack Dangers-Burbidge chain(Brainwashed :Music for Planetarium (2008)
3) Vangelis-Launch approval (Blade Runner Trilogy – BR 25)
4) Vangelis-Atmosphere (cover)
5) Hearts of Space – Drawn (Fax +49-69/450464 : Hearts Of Space 1993)
6) Autumn Of Communion – Oort Cloud (Polydeuces-2016)
7) Shades of Orion 2 – Transfer 2 & 3(Fax +49-69/450464 : Shades of Orion2-1995)
8) ASC Sam KDC – Vapour Lock (Auxiliary : Decayed Society-2012)
9) Yagya – Slow & low 2 (Unreleased)
10) Stellardrone-Ultra deep field (Energostatic Records : Light Years-2013) 11) Dots – Dots (Rather Interesting-1994)
12) Reload – 1624 try 621 (A collection of short stories-1993)
13) Dr. Chandra and SAL 9000 – 2010: The Year We Make Contact (sequel to 2001)
14) Mick Chillage -So Far from home (Self released 2020)
15) Michael Sterns – Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore
16) Antendex – Now Here, Nowhere (Aural Selection-2016)
17) Atmøsphäre ‎– Journey (Atmøsphäre ‎– 02)
18) Au Voyage – Stenia (TXT Recordings : Various ‎– The Journal OfOrganic Music-2018)
19) Michael Stearns – As The Earth Kissed The Moon (Sonic atmospheres: Planetary Unfolding-1981)
20) Michael Stearns – Star Dreams Peace Eternal (Hearts Of Space : Encounter (AJourney In The Key Of Space-1988)

 

Leftield in dub (25 years of Leftism)

October 3, 2020 Leave a comment

 

 

Big beat, dub, Trip-hop, ambient, acid house, progressive, breakbeat and chill out. Much like KLF’s Chill out, Leftism, released in 1995, remains a staple in dance music after 25 years. Much of their influences are rooted into dub however. And I made this tribute which features remixes from Adrian Sherwood, dub versions and samples used by the band. Here is mixture of all of them that lasts 1 h 45 min. Leftism was released in 1995 and 25 years later, it is still a classic. Furthermore, for this mix, I’ve included tracks from the movie Shallow grave (1994) and Trainspotting (1996) : I also used tracks that Leftfield sampled and dub remixes most notably, from Peverlist dubstep fame and Adrian Sherwood.

Tracklist:

1.0 Dialogue – Bongo Shep
2.0 Melt
3.0 Dusted
4.0 Renegade Soundwave (Leftfield remix)
5.0 Rino’s Prayer
6.0 Song Of Life (Betoko Remix)
7.0 Not Forgotten (Hard Hands Mix)
8.0 Song Of Life (Dub For Life Mix)
9.0 Open Up (Full Vocal mix) [with John Lydon]
10.0 Fanfare Of Life
11.0 Afro-Left
12.0 Paul Daley (ex Leftfield) – Jam & Spoon-“Heart Of Africa”
13.0 Dub Gussett
14.0 Snakeblood
15.0 Space Shanty
16.0 Black Flute
17.0 Shallow Grave
18.0 Chant Of A Poor Man
19.0 LeftField Ft. Earl Sixteen
20.0 Earl Sixteen Trials And Crosses 12″ 1981
21.0 Phat Planet (Dave Clarke Remix)
22.0 Afrika Shox
23.0 21st Century Poem
24.0 Afro-Left
25.0 Art of Noise – Ransom On The Sand
26.0 Release the Pressure (Adrian Sherwood Mix)
27.0 A Final Hit (Full Length version) Trainspotting #2 OST
28.0 Codona 2 – Godumaduma

LoFi House mix

September 20, 2020 Leave a comment

This dusty, broken-down 4/4 sound is the perfect antidote to soulless EDM music – and despite its detractors, it’s not going anywhere. It’s sometimes said that all musical movements are a reaction against what came before, and that could be true of lo-fi house. Since a few years, artists started popping up on YouTube – artists with ironic, deliberately unserious names like DJ Seinfeld with a broken-down aesthetic that thumbed its nose at glossy, big-room sounds. Characterised by muffled drums, fuzzy synths and a gauzy, saturated quality that suggested a fourth-generation cassette copy, lo-fi house won’t please the audiophiles – and for some, its jokey tone and deliberately low ambitions is a turn-off. Yet the genre seems to have carved out a signature sound, both rugged and strangely melancholic – and it’s equally deniable that the best tracks of the genre are blessed with a dusty beauty that works on or off the dancefloor.

00:00 Intro Compact disc add 1987
00:10 Monolithic – Alone With You
03:10 Monolithic – (Rain and Snow Mixture)
06:10 Demuja – Loose Legs 08:30. Hiland – Knowledge
11:40 Monolithic – Cyan
15:00 Computer Data – Alles 20:00
Hush Hush – Stay Close 26:40
Hush Hush – Why Can’t U 31:10
Hush Hush – Rather Be Nothing To You
35:00 Foamek – From The Very Start
39:40 Nørus – I’ll wait for u tonight
41:40 Nørus – Make A Move
48:10 Computer Data – 96
53:10 DOS – Red Moon
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Krautrock best of

September 9, 2020 Leave a comment

Der Kosmische Musik: 25 Seminal Krautrock Albums

 

Well, the Germans may have just won the 2014 World Cup, but their soccer team is not the only thing this nation should be proud of. The term krautrock is believed to have been developed from Amon Düül’s song “Mama Düül und Ihre Sauerkrautband Spielt Auf”, out of their 1969 LP “Psychedelic Underground” and it was mostly used by the British press to describe the experimental progressive rock movement that came from Germany in the late 60s and 70s, blending psychedelic progressive rock music with electronics, ambient, jazz or even classical elements. The genre has given the world a significantly large number of amazing works, evolved to produce many different genres and influenced future generations for many years until today. Here’s a list of 25 seminal krautrock albums that everyone should give a spin to.

25. Jane – Together (1972)
“Together” introduced Jane to the world in 1972, featuring the amazing vocals of Bernd Pulst, some great heavy guitars and organ. This is the heaviest record the band ever released and definitely their best.
24. Thirsty Moon – Thirsty Moon (1972)
Another debut album from a great band that mixed jazz-rock with contemporary krautrock elements, consisting of four tracks of normal length and a 20-minute jam with plenty of improvisation space. The band’s second LP, “You’ll Never Come Back” is almost as good as this one and worth checking out as well.
23. Tangerine Dream – Rubycon (1975)
The follow-up to Tangerine Dream’s massively successful, “Phaedra” follows the same paths as its predecessor, this time in a more relaxed and accessible manner. It was with this one that TD achieved greatness for a second time in a row and established themselves among the most important names in electronic music’s history.
22. Alcatraz – Vampire State Building (1971)
Tending mostly towards jazz-rock than any other of its influences, “Vampire State Building” was the debut album of a band coming from Hamburg, tired of playing gigs doing just Sabbath and Vanilla Fudge covers and decided to put together an LP of original material. The result was one of the best obscure kraut albums in history.
21. Neu! – Neu! ‘75 (1975)
All three first Neu! albums are great classic albums. “Neu! ‘75” was never considered as influential or groundbreaking as the first two, but it’s a consistent, historically important, wonderful album.
20. Birth Control – Hoodoo Man (1972)
Hard progressive rockers from Berlin, Birth Control peaked with their third album, their most known and best selling one. Heavy, progressive and emphatically based on the blues.
19. Out Of Focus – Wake Up (1970)
One of the heaviest bands in krautrock, Out Of Focus from Munich had definitely an eye on the British hard and blues rock bands of that era. Their first album gravitates towards hard rock and folk, mostly because of the heavy use of the flute. The band released a total of six very good albums until 1974, but their first two are surely their greatest.
18. Rufus Zuphall – Weiß Der Teufel (1970)
Another flute dominated album, Rufus Zuphall from Aachen are known to be a some kind of poor man’s Jethro Tull, but that term doesn’t do their first record much justice. An obscure gem highly recommended to all prog rock fans in general.
17. Faust – Faust (1971)

 

One of the better known and most celebrated bands of the genre, Faust created some of the most influential krautrock music early in their career, that are not an easy listen. Faust IV will always be easier for the new listener to start with, but those early experimental Faust LPs are the essence of this band. Surely a masterpiece, but not for the faint hearted.
16. Klaus Schulze – Cyborg (1973)
On his second album, a double one, Klaus Schulze of Tangerine Dream and Ash Ra Tempel creates a personal record of mostly abstract electronic soundscapes, using only synthesizers. Not conventional or easy to understand by any means, “Cyborg” cannot be compared to any other album on this list. It is a sudden slap in the face of krautrock.
15. McChurch Soundroom – Delusion (1971)
It doesn’t just wear one of the best record covers this genre’s ever seen, the actual content is equally impressive as well. McChurch Soundroom’s only album was produced by Conny Plank (Neu!, Cluster) and it is based on heavy rock, progressive rock and the blues. This is the only entry on the list not coming from Germany. McChurch Soundroom is the band that put Switzerland on the krautrock map.
14. Amon Düül II – Phallus Dei (1969)
If half this list was consisting of Amon Düül II albums, it would still make sense and be fair to the others. When the anarchist commune from Munich Amon Düül split into two factions, Amon Düül II was mostly focused on writing music than playing politics. “Phallus Dei” was their first album under the new moniker and it was absolutely a triumph. One of the earliest documentations of the genre and the oldest record on this list, “Phallus Dei” leans more toward the psych part of krautrock. It’s an incredible, essential listen.
13. Cluster – Zuckerzeit (1974)
Cluster (originally Kluster) from Berlin were a duo (originally a trio featuring Tangerine Dream’s Conrad Schnitzler) consisting of electronic music masterminds, Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius. They may never became as popular as Kraftwerk, but body of work is equally significant. Their earlier work is considered to be more important, groundbreaking, being more experimental and more on the cosmic side of the genre, but “Zuckerzeit” represents very well the drenched in synths and drum machines, poppier, more polished, kind of like mid-period Kraftwerk part of krautrock. Lively and whimsical, “Zuckerzeit” (in english, “Sugar Time”) deserves a place in the best of krautrock and electronic music in general.
12. Harmonia – Deluxe (1975)
Harmonia was the side project of Cluster’s Moebius and Roedelius with Michael Rother of Neu!. On “Deluxe”, their second album, Guru Guru’s drummer Mani Neumeie guests on some tracks. Minimalistic rhythms, crystal clear production and some weird vocals thrown in too, formatting an album that in a way prepares the ground for the massive New Wave movement that was about to come. Once Brian Eno called Harmonia “the world’s most important rock group” and later joined them in a series of sessions in 1976 that were released on record 20 years after their recording.
11. Sperrmüll – Sperrmüll (1973)
Sperrmüll is another obscure entry by a band from Aachen that released their one and only LP on the legendary Brain label in 1973. Nothing out of the ordinary here, heavy guitars, extensive use of the organ and the flute, simple ingredients that make a killer, indispensable krautrock album.
10. Guru Guru – UFO (1970)
One of the most notable krautrock bands ever, Guru Guru from Berlin have released a massive body of work over the years, with every album being much different than the other. Their debut, “UFO” is an intense, well structured masterpiece, among the best works the genre’s ever seen, a krautrock classic.
9. Embryo – Steig Aus (1972)
Embryo were a band shifting more on the jazz-rock fusion side of the genre and “Steig Aus” is the LP on which they began distancing themselves from the rest of krautrock. Still psychedelic and experimental but full on jazz-rock and much influenced by world music, this album was a very successful turning point for the band and maybe on the verge of it couldn’t be called a krautrock record, but still an amazing hell of a listen.
8. Popol Vuh – Hosianna Mantra (1972)
“Hosianna Mantra” is one of the most stripped down records in the huge discography of Popol Vuh. On this one Florian Fricke’s band abandons the electronic instrumentation of their previous two efforts and turns more to piano driven music with a fair dose of other equally acoustic and electric instruments. Before they went on to brilliantly score Herzog’s films, Popol Vuh played from the heart, injecting a whole lot of feeling into their music and even exploring religious themes and spirituality. “Hosianna Mantra” is a hair raising, dreamlike, almost mystical record.
7. Kraftwerk – Autobahn (1974)
There aren’t really much left to be said about Kraftwerk, probably the most acclaimed band of the genre. Even if one hasn’t ever heard of the term krautrock, they still might know all about Kraftwerk or even own their records. “Autobahn” was their breakthrough, a fine balance between their earlier kraut-stinking Ralf and Florian works and the future milestones of electronic music that were about to come. A crucial part of the genre, a masterpiece and one of the most important albums in music in general.
6. Faust – So Far (1972)
A year after their eponymous debut, Faust released their sophomore, a bit more accessible record, commercially structured but still not passing as mainstream music at all. It’s a step forward from a band full of new ideas, the record with which made the world catch up with Faust.
5. CAN – Ege Bamyasi (1972)
CAN were miles ahead of their time and all the praise in world isn’t enough to describe what this band achieved in the early 70s. Industrial beats, cosmic grooves, space rock awkwardness, Suzuki screaming and at points spitting out words in some imaginary language of his own. “Ege Bamyasi” is a priceless treasure.
4. Amon Düül II – Tanz Der Lemminge (1971)
“Tanz Der Lemminge” (in english, Dance Of The Lemmings) is the third studio album by Amon Düül II and once again a double one. It is a highly energetic aural adventure, darkly and cosmicly improvised, psychedelicly mad, one of the most influential albums of the genre. It’s an essential standout for any fan of kosmische-musik.
3. Neu! – Neu! (1972)
In 1971 Düsseldorf, right after they got out of Kraftwerk, Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger formed Neu! and with Can producer Conrad Plank recorded their debut album in just four days. The result was one of the finest examples of innovative, minimal, experimental, groundbreaking electronic music this world’s ever seen. The phenomenal first Neu! album still sounds like a breath of fresh air, like it did 42 years ago.
2. Amon Düül II – Yeti (1970)
“Yeti” is the finest moment in Amon Düül II’s overall greatness. It’s well structured yet with plenty of improv space, a huge achievement for the band to top their own brilliant debut that grows on the listener with each listen. As if it were a live organism on its own, “Yeti” jumps out of the speakers and claims its presence in the room like an enthralling, almost unworldly phenomenon. It is a genuine classic.
1. CAN – Tago Mago (1971)

It’s not easy to describe “Tago Mago”, unless you are a skilled poet. 1971 finds CAN in full bloom, with the mentally ill Malcom Mooney getting back to the States and Kenji “Damo” Suzuki filling in as the lead vocalist for the first time and the rest of the band recording the album in a castle near Cologne in three months’ time. It’s an unparalleled gem that challenges you, questions your sanity and lets you get yourself absorbed into the most eerie chaotic psychedia you can experience in a record. Krautrock doesn’t really get any better than that.

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