maandag 30 januari 2012

review: Epilektrician - Symmyriad / Vasareline

Since 1994 the Norwegian Etch Wear label launches into this world music releases... music releases for only true music lovers and the most adventurous of listeners. From time to time a new release appears and it is always a suprise what the label will come up next. Run by Europ Europ you might guess you are into some real sonic adventurous here. You can categorize most of the releases in the field of electronic music, but the sounds go from the weird to noise and from techno to rock.

Their latest release is a LP by Epilektrician who has been releasing music since 1996. This LP is a perfect showcase of how industrial techno should sound. It is noisy but not noise, it is minimal but not minimal techno, it is dark but not like gothic music... and so on.

It hits just all the right points for this type of music. I have to think about some Ant-Zen and Hymen music along the way... Hymen because of the IDM / technoid influences there. Ant-Zen... well mostly because the ritual touches the music has which call to mind This Morn' Omina. Still it is ritual in a different way. Less exotic and more cyberpunk maybe.

Both the ambient pieces as the hard hitting techno pieces have this ritual and trippy feeling all over. This music could work as a soundtrack for some Lovecraft story... like 'At The Mountains Of Madness'... just imagine exploring the dwellings of an advanced but pre-human civilization with this music as a score... I am tapping into that trip all the way right now...

This record is limited to only 100 copies... so... for the happy few only... I have some copies in the Enfant Terrible webshop...

Here is a full track preview...

zaterdag 21 januari 2012

sound previews for Logosamphia and Neurobit releases

Out during the first week op February are the cassettes by Neurobit - The War Of The Worlds (C60) and Logosamphia - Passage Omni (C20).

Neurobit treats us with his interpretation of the classic radio drama The War Of The Worlds from 1938. Here is an excerpt of this 60 minutes long piece...

Neurobit-The War Of The Worlds (excerpt) by EnfantTerribleNL

Next to that there is the ambient music of Logosamphia composed and performed entirely with the Omnichord. Here is a full track preview...

Logosamphia - Passage Omni I by EnfantTerribleNL

These cassettes are for sale (pre-order) already at Enfant Terrible webshop....

zondag 15 januari 2012

Enfant Terrible produces soundtrack for next Edwin Brienen film ' Exploitation'

Enfant Terrible is producing and going to release the soundtrack of the next Edwin Brienen film "Exploitation". This will be a double LP, featuring Neugeborene Nachtmusik, Nihiltronix, Distel, Former Descent, SaraLunden, Europ Europ, Embers, Sololust, Model Z, Zarkoff, Spectrometers and Oplen.

Right now the film in post-production phase and is expected to be release April/May.

A little more about the film... Eva (played by Eva Dorrepaal) has been called in for an audition. The atmosphere is kind of intimidating: the (masked) director (played by Tomas Spencer) dominates and humiliates Eva, forces her into prostitution to raise money for an upcoming film project. Once Eva’s individuality and emotions have been eliminated, we get into a shady world of occultists and devil worshippers.

Here, “Exploitation” uses the so-called ‘mise en abyme’ principle and shows a fictitious film in the film, called “Apocalypse, Part 3”: a breathtaking ‘Abendland’ of dreamy pictures (Eva in white doctor’s coat, almost disappearing in the white snow landscapes of Polish’ Krakow) and nightmarish visions. It’s all there: baphomets, paganism, bizarre costumes. Especially some old-time obsessions of director Edwin Brienen are highly celebrated here: the esthetics of Death in June, the works of painter Alfred Böcklin, or Aleister Crowley’s Thelema spirituality.

woensdag 4 januari 2012

10 times modern classical music - some favorites of M. from Enfant Terrible (for 716 Music)

For summer 2011 I did a dj mix for the 716 Music blog... for the beginning of 2012 I selected 10 of my personal favorite pieces of modern classical music for the blog.

All tracks come with a small note from me and are featured as Youtube video...

Here is the playlist:

1. Luigi Russolo – Corale (1921)
2. Karlheinz Stockhausen – Kontakte (Teil I & II) (1959/1960)
3. Krzysztof Penderecki - Threnody To The Victims of Hiroshima (1960)
4. György Ligeti – Lux Aeterna (1966)
5. Luigi Nono – Contrappunto Dialettico Alla Mente (1968)
6. Terry Riley – A Rainbow In Curved Air (1969)
7. Hero Wouters - Dialoog Voor Twee Synthesizers & Tape-transport (1974)
8.Glenn Branca – Symphony No. 3 (Gloria) (1983)
9. Ilya Monosov – Autonomous Guitar Music for Marc Schulz (2002)
10. Puin+Hoop – Bomendocumentaire (2010)

You can listen to the pieces and read my notes on them here at the 716 Music blog...