Mix: Celldöd – We will not allow any dancing…

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Medan han letade i arkiven så stötte han på en större mängd musik som skulle passa. För de som är lyckligt lottade svängde han ihop allt från chicago house, detroit techno, acid house, industrial, electro, och alla övriga kombinationer som man själv inte ens visste fanns – förrän man satt sig ner och lyssnat igenom allt. Celldöd slevade ihop det bästa han kunde hitta från 1980 till 2014, däribland några klassiker och en del nya grejer som man inte hört tidigare. Bland dessa finns FISHERMEN och en ny låt av Johan Sturesson. Det finns egentligen inga pretentioner i denna mixen, det är helt enkelt en timme och lite till av det som Anders Karlsson (Celldöd) tycker om. Måhända är det så att urvalet är begränsat för hans alterego, men det är ändå en eklektisk blandning som på många sätt saknas på andra ställen.

Nog för att det finns många fler som gör mixar och spenderar tid på att förfina eller förfula dessa, men det känns som om man fått någonting personligt. Inte i den bemärkelsen att det är så in i märgen personligt, utan snarare att det finns en del av tanken bakom Celldöd planterad i själva mixen, men också tidigare projekt som Anders har stått bakom. Innan ni skruvar igång denna mix så ska ni veta att det mestadels är elektronisk musik som ni kommer att höra, men det finns en eller annan avvikare under lagren av bombastisk, minimalistisk, aggressiv electronica. Repartiseraren kan stolt presentera “We will not allow any dancing…” (1980-2014), en mix gjord för detta blogg-zine och som jag säkert tror att ni kommer att uppskatta. Lyssna nu.

Exclusive Premieres: Paradox Obscur – S/T

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Rhodes is the basis of this project. A duo consisting of Kriistal Ann and Toxic Razor, two nick-names appropriated by Anna Michailidou and a furtherly unknown figure whose real name I haven’t found out about. For the solo-project that is called Kriistal Ann, Anna Michailidou created a release last year for release on Werkstatt Recordings, titled “Refraction” – a solo-project based in and out of goth mixed with dark-wave – showing a whole other side of herself. Even though she’s intimately connected with Paradox Obscur, the difference lies in the approach that the duo has in comparison with her own project. The aforementioned project is based out of dark minimal synths with a cold-wave atmosphere, content at leaving the listener in a dismayed landscape of sound – harnessing a deep inner-feeling – charged with an ambulation of emotional lyrical content. A rather bleak introductory to a sound they’ve been working on since releasing a few tracks here and there, some on their own Soundcloud and one for the Parisian podcast-mixes courtesy of M N M L. After a while, before they even had announced the release of their self-titled debut, I got introduced to their sound for real by Jason of Peripheral Minimal.

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We decided for me to be releasing a track each day, showcasing their sound to a broader audience. So I started to put up a track after another, until I hit the limit of five tracks that I decided would be appropriate. These five tracks, namely “Scourge“, “Creatures“, “Dirty Parades“, “Grieving Days” and “Conviction” – in no particular order. It got warmly received by those interested in their sound since before and those that hadn’t really been introduced to their sound yet. Everyone got a chance to listen to all these tracks, on a day-to-day basis – to form their opinion and/or interest for their self-titled release – by listening to exclusive premieres of tracks from that release. Now that these days have already went by, you get another chance to listen to these tracks, since they’re up indefinitely. Prepare yourself for a wonderfully cold receipt of what can be done with an erratic sound-scape fueled by the desperate and depressive content that Paradox Obscur shows with their passion for music, accompanied by analogue equipment for the best sound. The artwork for the cover was designed by Frantz Schlusselhuber, displaying the elephant man and various other individuals whom you might or might not recognize. However, you should be listening to these five exclusive tracks on Repartiseraren, because each track has its own character. The release will be put out on Peripheral Minimal in the beginning of May. Stream all tracks down below.

Exclusive Mixtape: Kord – In Exile Here

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Three weeks have gone since my exclusive premiere of the songs “Control” – taken from the newly released “We Live In This” 12¨, which featured Annie Gyllin on vocals. Johan Sturesson, whose alter-ego is Kord, recently got that release put out on Gooiland Elektro – the sub-label of Enfant Terrible. Since that release was out, I have been increasingly fascinated by that project and his involvement in and with Frak. Not to mention his affiliation with the label Börft Records, whose bizarre journey was covered by the state-run radio-programme Elektroniskt i P2, hosted by Andreas Tilliander. But this is not about that, because this is totally different. I noticed that Johan had been making some mixes on his own, or at least that he was interested in that. Therefore, I asked him to shape a mixtape for Repartiseraren just because I had taken great interest in his musical endeavours, not only limited to Kord, but also the likes of Monster Apparat which he’s involved in together with Daniel Svraka (Adolf Filter). Compiling tracks is something that I can do by myself, but I only get so far by selecting the songs that are my own favorites. So it can get boring very fast if I’m the only one supplying you with something to listen to.

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So I now decided to ask Johan Sturesson to do a mix and/or mixtape for Repartiseraren. There is where the story begins. Said and done, Johan began making a mixtape for me and he was done very quickly. The result was very interesting and I learned about some new artists and groups thanks to him. Well, what did I see when I first looked at the tracklist, if not Poeme Electronique, Adolf Filter and Ortrotasce at a first glance. Then, I also saw a lot of different stuff that I did not immediately recognize. What on earth is Dada Pogrom, Mängelexemplar and Alien Skull Paint. They sound experimental as hell. Well, they weren’t actually, but they’re all electronic. The apt title for this mixtape is “In Exile Here“, because yes, you’re in exile on Repartiseraren. My lonley island only gets visited once in a while, but certainly not by celebrated artists like Kord. I feel very lucky to introduce to you, one of the nicest mixes that I have received for a long time. Or it might be so because I feel like I’m starstruck. You can listen to the mixtape exclusively on Repartiseraren and you can view the tracklist down below. Feel exiled, it’s good for your heart and soul.

Tracklist:

Intro: Kord – I play my flute – Djuring Phonogram
1. The Phone – We are neutrons – Attractive Co-ordinates
2. Poeme Electronique – She´s an image – Attractive Co-ordinates
3. Gertrud Stein – Blümchen – Kernkrach
4. Sleeping desiress – Voice – Flexiwave
5. Marklion – Lets walk & talk – Alpage
6. Dwayne Sodahberk – Yr style – Tigerbeat 6 / iDEAL
7. The Actor – Picture 210 – Enfant Terrible
8. 1 Futurologischer Congress – Nur mit dir – Wagner Tonträger
9. U-Bahn X – Young hearts of Europé – EMI
10. Dada Pogrom – Happy happy happy – Beatkamp Inc.
11. Kord – KGB – Djuring Phonogram
12. Ortrotasce – World unrelated – Flexiwave
13. Alien Skull Paint – Electric – Genetic Music
14. Absolute Body Control – Give me your hands – Minimal / Maximal
15. Mängelexemplar – Urlaub im bett – Kernkrach
16. Adolf Filter – Inner walls – Enfant Terrible
17. Spectral Display – It takes a muscle to fall in love – EMI
Outro: Kord – I play my flute – Djuring Phonogram

Recension: Three Winters – The Atrocities EP (C28)

2331094998-1För tre vintrar sedan hade allting stannat av, för tre vintrar sedan var inget glasklart. Men här är saker och ting annorlunda. I och med att synth-popare ömsar skinn, uppkommer i Norge och består av en trio, så kan spelets regler vändas åt ett annat håll. På den första låten “Atrocities” så är långsamhet en dygd. Uppbyggnaden från att vara ett ekande tomt skelett, till att bli en kraft att räkna med, sker på mindre än en minut. Likväl som att det minimalistiska ges andrum, då skelettet plockas ned igen. Det är inte den klassiska synth-popen vi möter och framförallt inte den som varit på språng. Nej, det är en mer välavvägd blandning av de mest drömska syntharna, till de mest mörka vrår av schackbrädet som de använder sig utav. Alla nyanser befästs, de tyngre och statiska bastrummorna lämnar inget övrigt att önska. Där det finns ett tomrum, fylls snabbt upp utav en melodisk ingång. Äntligen är vi på banan igen.

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