Mostly industrial

ETlogo_ruitThe  online magazine The Attic asked me as dj M. to record a dj set for them so accepted the invitation with enthusiasm … and as I am listening to a lot of industrial sounds (again) lately this dj set is one with mostly industrial music… but covering various decades and aspects of the genre…

You can listen to the mix with the tracklisting posted here…

Or you can simply enjoy the sounds here…

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Lazy sundays?

goodcop_rr_2015Since January our Radio Resistencia show is recorded in Utrecht at Kapitaal and it also has become a free mini event… it is an afternoon radio session with dj’ed music and almost always a live performance… there are cheap drinks and a relax setting… perfect for a lazy sunday afternoon…

Last sunday Good Cop / Naughty Cop did their performance with bicycle, guitar and electronics… not easy listening but very interesting to listen to and watch… the photo above was taken by Hans D. during the performance…

Next mini event is on sunday 19th of April with Diamantener Oberhof from Germany… their debut was released of course on Vrystaete recently and the artwork was printed at Kapitaal… so this will be sort of delayed release party…

NN_printsAlso during these sessions I often print some artwork for upcoming releases… last sunday I printed (silk screen printing) the artwork for the ultra limited edition of the Neugeborene Nachtmusik LP… which is not for sale… sorry… but I promise that the regular version is equally nice when it comes to artwork and it is also still very limited…

This LP is expected soon… here is (another) full track preview…

Radio Resistencia with live Good Cop / Naughty Cop

RR_logoThis sunday (22nd of March) a new episode of Radio Resistencia will take at Kapitaal Utrecht. As always the entrance is free and as always we start at 15.00 hour with our mini event / live radio session… there are cheap local beers and other drinks… and we continue until 18.00 hour…

Performing live this time will be Good Cop / Naughty Cop a duo who make electro-acoustic music and improvisational soundscapes with electronics, bicycle and transistor radio…

Before and after the live performances some vinyls will be spun by me and dj Alacidus.

Here a preview of Good Cop / Naughty Cop…

Lost Highway

losthighwayOne of my all time favourite soundtracks is the one for ‘Lost Highway’. This as it is both as soundtrack and as a record just perfect. The soundtrack has a true narrative on its own which does not need any images… and for the film it enriches the experience in an incredible way…

The mix between songs and more traditional soundtrack pieces really works well… despite the variety of music ranging from industrial to pop to cool jazz and metal it is a very cohesive record which takes you on a dark and moody trip… and there are some amazing tracks on it… like the one by Smashing Pumpkins and “Apple Of Sodom” is by far the best thing Marilyn Manson ever did…

For the ‘Exploitation’ soundtrack for the Edwin Brienen film with the same title I produced I was heavily influenced and inspired by the ‘Lost Highway’ soundtrack… the decision to use more song based tracks mixed with more abstract pieces for example was based on listened a lot to the soundtrack for the David Lynch film… and also the use a variety of styles and genres I used as it worked so well on this famous soundtrack…

So in the end I created a second favourite soundtrack for myself by realising the ‘Exploitation’ soundtrack… let’s see if my production will become such a collector piece as ‘Lost Highway’ is on vinyl…

Sieben

sieben_spark_cvrI did not listen to my old Sieben cd’s for a long time when I decided to order his latest album… first I wanted to order the older ones which are now re-released on vinyl for the first time but in the end I got hold on a copy of “Each Divine Spark” released last year…

Since it got here it has been making quite some rounds on the turntable… even though the music is recognisable instantly as being that of Matt Howden the songs and this complete album is so strong it is not at all a disappointment… apparently Sieben has lost nothing of its creativity and flair…

This flair is best evident in the live performances… Matt Howden is alone on stage with his violin and pedals to loop pieces he plays… each track is built layer on layer with rhythms, melodies and vocals… this results in maybe a typical song structure but still this way of working does not make you end up with the same kind of songs over and over… as evident on “Each Divine Spark” album for example…

Here is one track from this simply amazing album…

Radio Resistencia update

RR_logoTonight (March 2nd) Radio Resistencia comes to you through the wire… it starts at 22.00 CET on Intergalatic FM at IFM1…

This episode the line up is like this: Dj M, live Diskette Deluxe and DJ Andy Dufter.

Next time we will have Good Cop / Naughty Cop over for a live… we will record this on sunday 22nd of March and you are welcome to join us for the sounds and a drink at Kapitaal in Utrecht…