Saturday, November 21, 2020

Phonophani – Phonophani


1998 Biophon Records

Classic late 90's ambient electronic music. Biophon Records first release so if you think it may sound like Geir Jenssen (Biosphere) you are correct. Not quite as sophisticated as Geir but Espen Sommer Eide does come through with flying ambient colours. I honestly had forgotten I had this because it's packaged in a 65 lb. cover, single fold 7" square with an unglued flap holding the CD - Needless to say it vanishes in between box sets. Not the best packaging to show off but fun size and design for "BIO 1 CD". Limited to only 500 copies.
  1. I.F.A.
  2. Ring
  3. Zurnas
  4. No Strangeclock
  5. Duration-Happiness
  6. Kaliphoni
  7. C
  8. Order of Disappearance
  9. Sol
  10. Minne & Materie

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                                                                                                                                                        Tuesday, October 27, 2020

                                                                                                                                                        Front Line Assembly ‎– Surface Patterns


                                                                                                                                                        Front Line Assembly
                                                                                                                                                        Surface Patterns
                                                                                                                                                        1995 Roadrunner Records

                                                                                                                                                        I have to share a proud dad moment which prompted this post. Last weekend we were headed out to my daughters football (soccer) match. We have our "pre-match" playlist (which maybe someday I'll compile and post) that we religiously play each time starting with Fluke's "Atom Bomb". Anyway, we were running behind and traffic was awful as usual so I was late cueing up the playlist. She asks if she can just play a song and grabs the old iPod. Moments later FLA's "Blood" starts pumping through the speakers. Looked back, smiled and said "I can almost guarantee you are the only 15 year old that cued up Front Line Assembly in the state" then reminded her how much I loved her... For you Boo!
                                                                                                                                                        1. Surface Patterns (Surveillance Remix)
                                                                                                                                                        2. Surface Patterns (Chemical Cauldron Remix)
                                                                                                                                                        3. Internal Combustion
                                                                                                                                                        4. Surface Patterns (Scarification Remix)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thursday, September 3, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Human Blue – Ice

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1999 Spiral Trax

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                How about some psychedelic progressive Goa trance from Sweden. A solid debut album from Dag Wallin aka Human Blue. I have to be in the right mood for Goa but when I'm there, this album is surely on the list. "Travelling" is my fav... 9+minutes of goa bliss.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Trust In Rythm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Atomic Can
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3. Breaking Limits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4. Mechanic Horse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5. Non Transparent Shadows
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                6. Stonehenge (Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                7. Experimental Joy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8. Travelling
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sunday, August 2, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cubic 22 – Night In Motion

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cubic 22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Night In Motion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1991 XL Recordings

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A little Hardcore Techno from 1991. One of the hundreds of Aliases of Danny van Wauwe and Jos Borremans. Never released a full length album and only a few single under this title but Night in Motion was a memorable song from my Rave days. Some fantastic piano melodies and violins that were trademarks of techno at that time. And if you wanted to know where that sample comes from, it's J.R. Funk & The Love Machine - Party Time!
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Night In Motion (Nick's Relocated Remix) 4:18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Night In Motion (Battle Plan Remix) 5:10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Night In Motion (Drum And Bass Dub) 3:55
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Friday, June 12, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            D-Saw ‎– EP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1996 Superstition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            D-saw is one of André Winter many Aliases. He is a German producer, dj and musician based in Hamburg. You've probably come across one of his remixes for Underworld, D.H.S., Chemical Brothers or another in your electronic music catalogues. Although he is still making good tunes to this day on the Senso Sounds label, I'm pulling this from the good ol days of the Superstition catalogue. Unfortunately the only D-Saw release I have but it's pure treasure for techno heads.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. NRGee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. Track 7:22
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Saturday, May 9, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Freaky Chakra ‎– Budded On Earth To Bloom In Heaven

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1995 Astralwerks

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Had something else planned until last night I was introducing my sons upcoming hip-hop artist & friends to some essential "classics". 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Daum Bentley aka Freaky Chakra emerged from San Francisco in 1993. A part of what put Astralwerks on the map for some top west coast electronic outfits among others. It also guaranteed me buying anything they released (for a while). I've never understood why this wasn't more popular. I absolutely love this song and all the mixes. It has Toni Halliday singing!!! How can you not love her? Plus assistance from Single Cell Orchestra (track 5) and the late Mike Kandel of Tranquility Bass providing the "Scathing Guitar Licks". You should enjoy this one.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                If anyone has the Freaky Chakra side project Glimmer Of Dope or his March Of The Tangent Prone EP, I'd love a copy and be forever thankful if you'd  be willing to share.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Budded On Earth To Bloom In Heaven (Not Underground/Alternative Radio Edit)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Budded On Earth To Bloom In Heaven (First, Last, Always)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3. Budded On Earth To Bloom In Heaven (It's All Good)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thursday, April 2, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Terrace - City Sounds

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2005 Eevo Lute Muzique

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                One of Dutchman Stefan Robbers projects that I was luckily introduced via an Eevo Lute compilation (the brilliant Agenda 23 I believe). Excellent electronic that never gets old. He’s operated Eevo Lute Muzique since 1992 which got a reboot after a break from 1998-2001 to EEVONEXT.COM. Check out his creativity over his numerous alter egos if you enjoy.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3. Sonic Surroundings (This Is Electronic)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5. Reject The Input
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