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Wednesday, May 30, 2007


"Walkabout" This mix CD by Glasgow's Optimo is the first release on Mule Musiq's new offshoot imprint Endless Flight. Very much in keeping with the music policy at their club night (also called Optimo), the duo of Jonnie Wilkes and Keith McIvor take a trawl through industrial, new wave, techno and minimal house with digressions into Japanese psych-metal (Boris) and weirdo electronics (Black Dice) along the way. The mix kicks off with a mighty triptych of techno primitivism with tracks by Throbbing Gristle, Wolfgang Voigt (under his long dormant Grungerman moniker) and Pan Sonic. The Sahko sound is proving to be a popular fixture of DJ mixes at the moment (see also this week's Ellen Allien Fabric mix CD) with two separate entries here for the minimalistically-inclined Finns. Philus' classic 'Kuvio 3' makes a mid-set appearance, laying down a bedrock for Shane Berry's thoroughly disorientating 'Fillertet 2'. It's at this point when it gets a bit weird and Boris' 'My Machine' (a comparatively subdued piece by their maniacal standards) kicks in paving a path of beatless weirdness for Godsy's 'The Grass Runs Red', whose grinding synth tones shift into Suicide's 'Radiation'. From there on the mix becomes a bit of a free for all, taking in discordant micro house from Eventell and Metaboman, relentless looped techno from Thomas Brinkmann and hip Minus fare from Marc Houle. The final phase of the set makes for a gratifyingly odd send-off, featuring the disco brass of Smith N Hack remixing Matthew Herbert's 'Moving Like A Train', an interlude of sampled radio transmissions, and finally, Black Dice's freak-electronics epic, 'Manoman'. Awesome stuff. in boomkat [Para Ouvir]

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Throbbing Gristle - Walkabout [Mute/Industrial]
2. Grungerman - Grungerman [Profan]
3. Pansonic - Hapatus [MUTE]
4. Databrain - Electrofrogs [Pin-Up Records]
5. Like A Tim - Aibe Stracie [Djax]
6. Lenny Dee & Nicolai Vorkapich - The Virus [Nugroove/Empire Music Werks]
7. Philus - Kuvio 3 [Sahko]
8. Shane Berry - Fillertet 2 [Trapez]
9. Boris - My Machine [Diwphalanx]
10. Godsy - The Grass Runs Red [Whatever We Want Records]
11. Suicide - Radiation [Ze Records]
12. Eventell and Metaboman - Control a Zoid [Musik Krause]
13. Thomas Brinkmann - Momomexico [Max Ernst]
14. 6k - Tighten [Pi Recordings]
15. Marc Houle - Bay of Figs [Minus]
16. Herbert - Moving Like A Train (Smith & Hack Remix) [Studio K7]
17. Black Dice - Manoman [DFA]

Wednesday, 30 May, 2007  
Anonymous carlos said...

conheço o trabalho desta dupla, parabéns.

Wednesday, 30 May, 2007  
Blogger Hug The DJ said...

Electrizante... as always!


Thursday, 31 May, 2007  

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