2006/10/11

electronic minimalism - 4 more

of the most serious, artful and abstract end of contemporary electronica, I have listened to each of these records countless times and they continue to reward.

Stewart Walker - Stabiles

essential. the repetition and monotony in a case like this serve a purpose, and as a device is used to amazing effect - resonant sound modules build and collapse in mesmerising processions as the off-kilter yet stoic rhythms become much more interesting and complex than they initially appear.

http://www.sendspace.com/file/nefh4v


Plasticman - Concept1 (Thomas Brinkmann remix)

this recording may actually be called "Concept Variation" - whatever the name, it is the entire Plastikman Concept 1 album reconstructed, extended, and dubbed out by Thomas Brinkmann. about as far removed from the dance-floor as you possibly can get and still able to retain the techno label... like mutant machines unpredictably growing and evolving under the influence of some alien code in an underground sci-fi short, this is a mindboggling exploration of complexity.

http://www.sendspace.com/file/i8x5hx


Pub - Summer.zip

"Summer" by Pub as remixed by Vladislav Delay (2 versions), Arovane, and Nick Rapaccioli - not sounding like the same track at all. the original is a 16 minute lush electronic rainforest, but the other artists take it to different and interesting places... the Rapaccioli version is some serious shit.

http://www.sendspace.com/file/95zn7t


Various Artists - Decay Product (Chain Reaction)

classic deep, dubby, subterranean gloomy 4/4 drenched in a thick fog. what some have termed "standing-outside-of-the-club-techno". a unique muffled take on a genre traditionally insistent on super clean production - an ambient echo chamber rich with sonic detritus.

http://www.sendspace.com/file/gj6w0s

18 comments:

LXGVDO said...

tOOK A WHILE DOWNLOADING THIS DECAY ALBUM, BUT THINK IT MIGHT BE WORTH IT. THANKS

Anonymous said...

I love your selections. Nice blend of electronic and experimental / abstract.

Still working my way through the spectralism.

If your other posts are any indication this batch will be a corker too.

Thanks!

billybilly said...

awesome.

billybilly said...

and let me add, classic.

square dancer said...

as always, a selection of great music. but sendspace nah good, really slow, and what's with this no free download slots-bizznizz and ting?

square dancer said...

(err, note to self: must not let become use of mock-patois a habit. so not cool.)

zhao said...

Mek we trai di patwa! :D

grasp, release said...

Many thx for these, Fu. The usual care with yr selection pays off for the uninitiated who haven't mastered the ear for finer details of a genre and/or who haven't yet succumbed to trainspotting (always the reward/risk of getting deep into a form). The Pub disc is very very nice and good headphone reverie to relax without guilt (almost). Best,
----g.r

zhao said...

thanks for the feedback, grasp, please. curious as to where the "guilt" you are "almost without" is stemming from? does it have to do with cultural associations with house and techno? (insert the worst images of Ibiza eurotrash here)

Anonymous said...

Want to thank you again for some great music. I m really looking forward to the Pan Sonic concert you recorded. Any idea when u will upl it?

Sunny Ra

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for your music selection....

DANNUZ

Zhulik said...

awe -and- some well just to reinforce the addition Absolute Classic along with much else Chain Reaction... but I'm discovering so much else here seriously good shows my ignorance eh but still - senking! pub summer! concept1! sleep archive! (tho only Infrared Glow is still available -the other removed cos *not downloaded enough* hmm i should complain there)

dweller said...

as usual I have to pick and choose one from your enticing selections.
going for the Stewart Walker. cheers

zhao said...

why only one? good choice though - even if it might take a tiny bit of patience in the beginning.

Anonymous said...

What's the pass for the Plasticman?
Thanks for the great music

zhao said...

no need for pass... try using a different unpacking software.

aaronfromqueens said...

that pub disc is awesome. thank you for your eclectic but electronic-leaning selections.

Anonymous said...

might you kindly reupload?

thx, newly loving your blog,

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