Saturday, 22 November 2014

The New Atlantis

I picked this record up as an impulse buy last month sucked in by the logo that looked like it was drawn with a biro by Roger Dean. Also handwritten on the hype label by the nice lads at Probe Records was 'File next to Tangerine Dream & Cluster' and as anybody who knows me well knows that I am obsessed with all things Tangerine Dream. So off I go down to the pub round the corner for a pint to check out todays pickings.

After a brief scan of a very boring looking Boards of Canada reissue I crack the sleeve on this photocopied looking thing I just spent fifteen of my hard earned pounds on and I am surprised to be greeted with this...

So I think, fuck.. who the hell is this guy with all these huge fucking synths!

So after a few more pints I finally arrive home and throw this thing on the turntable quick smart and I am not disapointed. Yes, it does sound like TD in parts. Anyways, have a listen if you are into this kinda thing. I am no good at reviewing records so have a listen if you are into moody music made with Moogs.

originally a private press of 300 copies and recently reissued by Anthology Recordings in a run of 1000 hand numbered copies.

Apparently besides building his own synths, Rudiger was also a pharmacist which could explain a lot!!

Rudiger Lorenz Wikipedia

Rüdiger Lorenz - 'Invisible Voices' LP


New Order - New York City 18th November 1981

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

My favourite records of the year so far are...

I always download shit like everybody else. If I play it all week at work its a good sign of a good record and I buy it. So many good records this year already but here are a few monsters I have bought already.

ekoplekz - 'Unfidelity'
Conan - 'Blood eagle'
Distance - 'Outer Limits'
Sunn & Ulver - 'Terrestials'
evian Christ - 'Waterfall'
Four Tet & Terror Danjah - 'Killer Nasty' 12"
AxH - 'Destroy' 12"

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

You ripped my fucking life apart!

This is hands down my favourite release of the year so far. AxH from Boston USA's first release on Tempa. I will be hunting down everything this boy has done. Buy this record before it sell's out!! Boomkat say Raime, I say Kryptic Minds. The pre shit-storm dark dubstep we all worshipped.

I guess dudes from Boston can't just jump ship to Berlin and it shows.

As Sid proclaimed on his ragged t-shirt when Rotten wasn't borrowing it! 'Destroy'

AxH - 'Destroy' 12"


Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Would you like a fresh one? Mr Douglas Williams

So, this is a post about one of my best friends ever. I have posted some stuff on here before about his other bands but this is about him, the Fresh One. I have no idea when we first met but I am guessing it was in the early 2000's with his old (and still current) band STOUT. Since then... and certainly the last last five years, we have been engrossed in talk about electronic music of all kinds and he has always been a bright and positive friend when things have been good or bad in my life.

A multi-skilled human being with a positive outlook on life that most of us can only dream about. Graf head, Killer skate boarder, bass player, graphic designer, cellist, beat programmer, king collector of Gundam robots and friend to a LOT of people all and fitting this in with being a great husband. A true gentleman.

Here are two of his CD's he made me back in 2007 that still help me sleep when I can't.

I love you brother, always.

Douglas Williams - 'Electro Acoustic Excursions'


Douglas Williams - 'Life + Hope - Death + Rebirth'


Monday, 13 January 2014

Vaughn Bodē speaking at Toronto Comic Con in 1974.

Rare footage of the great Vaughn Bodē speaking at Toronto Comic Con 40 years ago. I was only a year old when this was filmed and sadly, Less than 12 months later he had passed away.

Rest in Peace.