Future Classic… ?

gooiland_boxedIn December 2013 I released the second Gooiland Elektro compilation entitled “Club Funny Horse”… this compilation features Cute Heels, Drug Culture, Ekman and Marburg (now active as part of FOQL and Osty)… a compilation built around some hard hitting dark techno stuff deeply rooted in EBM and New Beat…

Like many ET records this record went quite slowly in the beginning… but the demand continued on the same level… and it is only quiet recently the demand for this one is growing and growing… I have the feeling most people only value this release now… which happens to more of the ET release… they prove (more) relevant over some time… or maybe they are a bit ahead of their time mostly…

So last week I opened the last box and I am shipping some copies now… and some more are ordered to be shipped with the upcoming new releases… so get it quick (as somebody commented on this release on Discogs)…

By the way… the new upcoming Gooiland Elektro compilation “Noblesse Oblige” takes off where “Club Funny Horse” ended… and moves onwards…

Here is the Cute Heels track from “Club Funny Horse”…

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Onont Kombar @ Radio Resistencia

RR_logoThis Thursday (24th of March) there is new Radio Resistencia / Enfant Terrible at Kapitaal mini-event / radio session… live performing will be Onont Kombar… this will be the first live show ever by this Dutch artist…

Onont Kombar is playing around with noisy synth sounds and rough rhythms… sort of minimal synth but harsher…and quite dark too… out soon will be his debut as a split LP with Enfant Terrible family member Neugeborene Nachtmusik… on a new label called Ordo Viatorum… which is run by those two musicians themselves…

Below is a video of one of the Onont Kombar tracks from this record… this video was done by Dutch visual artist Anouk van der Wegen

The radio session starts at 20.00 hour and ends at 23.00 hour … the entrance is free and the drinks are cheap and nice… for directions see the Kapitaal website

 

Homework

insertET044Gooiland23This weekend I finished the insert for the upcoming Gooiland Elektro compilation “Noblesse Oblige”… next to the silk screen printed sleeve this compilation includes an insert… this insert is printed on a risograph machine and I finished it by stamping it by hand…

Now all is finished and the waiting is for the vinyls… then some assembling needs to be done and then I can ship this one out… I expect I can start shipping at the end of March…

In my recent mixtape / dj set two tracks from this record are included… to kill time while waiting…

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dj M. – Lesson#62

A new mixtape / dj set is online on my mixcloud… this time a rather pounding mix with some new and older Gooiland Elektro stuff as well as some records released by Aufnahme + Wiedergabe and some other techno, EBM, industrial and related sounds… and yes there is a fuck up in there in the mix… but this only makes it real… for me at least… I only play vinyls  and record these mixes in one take… so things like this happen from time to time… enjoy!

Printed matters

This weekend I have been printing the art prints for the upcoming Neurobit record on Vrystaete and the sleeves for the new Gooiland Elektro compilation… both records are expected late March…

The art prints for the Neurobit record are designed by Sasj and are geometric patterns… originally the design was intended to have 3 layers but in the end I decided to only go for 2 layers… less is more and as the third layer was a big square with patterns in it this would have been quite hard to do with silk screen printing…

The design is printed in three color variations… so 50 prints of each variation… see above… when (pre)ordering the record you can state your wish for a specific color combination…

As always these prints where done at the printing facilities of Kapitaal in Utrecht…

A post with photos of the Gooiland Elekro sleeves will follow in the next days…

Perfect vs. imperfect

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Even though I go for perfection this does not mean my idea of perfection is the same as for all people… since a very long time I cherish the imperfect… something flawless is often without a soul to me… a little imperfection is what makes a record perfect from my point of view… so somethings can be perfectly imperfect…

Recently I incorporated two imperfections  for the upcoming Gooiland Elektro compilation “Noblesse Oblige”… first thing was a little glitch in one track… this track was recorded in one take as a jam… so the energy in it is pure and raw… so not to be copied in a new recording session… for this reason I decided to include this version of the track…

Next to that I was working on a stamp for the insert which comes with this record… not a handmade like the Vrystaete stuff but designed on a computer… when the design was sent to the company which I asked to produce the stamp I got a message it was not possible to make a stamp out of the design… it was not clear enough and would become a bit blurry they said… what they meant was that is was not clear like the other designs they get and they did not know what this would mean for the final product… I just told them to continue and I would pay whatever the end result would be… so they did… and when I got the stamp I was just very happy with it… being a bit imperfect as it is…

Some people simply do not understand the charm and (aesthetic) value of things being just not perfect… and some others are uncertain of taking  a little risk with small imperfections in the production process… for me imperfection is what sets something apart from other things… it is what makes a record daring and edgy… and it is simply fun to not know exactly what will be the end result until you hold it in your hands… just perfect!

 

Dj M. – Lesson#1

I uploaded a new dj set on my mixcloud… but it is not a new mix… a rather old one to be honest… what I uploaded now is the very first dj set I did for the Radio Resistencia show… so recorded in 2010…

This mix is quite special to me… for one as it contains many 1980’s new wave, post punk and related classics… or at least what I consider as classics… but it is also a mix which is very much like a dj set I could have done (or maybe even did?) at the GRUIS parties… a party I was involved with from I think 2000 tot 2004… if I remember well… long time ago…

Anyway… you can imagine some personal favourites are in this mix for sure… enjoy!