Sunday, January 31, 2010

Drexciya Conversation

Just did this short animated video that neatly sums up the last five years of DRL and is hopefully funny as well. Technology has certainly come a long, long way.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLhE5IYLckQ

Monday, January 18, 2010

Urban Tribe Project +

There is an interview and mix from DJ Stingray 313 aka Sheram Ingram aka Urban Tribe aka Mystic Tribe A.I. over at Resident Advisor now where amongst other things he reveals that he has been working on an Urban Tribe project with Heinrich Mueller and also talks about the 'Drexciyan Connection' 12". Good to hear this connection has turned into a developing project. On this subject he said, "The "Drexciyan Connection" nomer was the result of some miscommunication between us and WéMè, and will not be used again, but yes there are certainly plans for future collaborations. It's funny how we have known each other for years but only recently began working together. I really appreciate his work ethic, approach to composition and focus on sonic textures."
http://www.residentadvisor.net/podcast-episode.aspx?id=190#download
or http://soundcloud.com/futurityworks for instant access.
http://www.myspace.com/djstingray313
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_tribe

No more new tracks on the Noether Symmetry MySpace yet but it looks like Nina Kraviz is now being referred to as simply Curie. The curie (symbol Ci) is a unit of radioactivity. The unit is named after the famous Marie Curie (1867-1934) whose achievements include the creation of a theory of radioactivity, techniques for isolating radioactive isotopes, and the discovery of two new elements, polonium and radium. Under her direction, the world's first studies were conducted into the treatment of neoplasms (cancers), using radioactive isotopes. Her death was sadly brought on by radiation poisoning.
http://www.myspace.com/noethersymmetry
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Curie

Zerkalo now have a Vimeo page with six of their old video's already uploaded.
http://www.vimeo.com/user2993238

Friday, January 08, 2010

New Noether Symmetry & Zerkalo

Just a few days into 2010 and we are really being spoilt! There are two new Noether Symmetry tracks on their player now, 'Geiger Count' and 'Background Radiation (Ci)'. They are both pretty amazing as well and develop what looks to be their nuclear theme. 'Geiger Count' is actually pretty close to the sound we loved from Mueller back about 2000, it's quite like the uptempo stuff on the second Japanese Telecom album believe it or not. 'Background Radiation' is more atmospheric and downtempo with a cool female vocal. They are also listing a new member in Lana Jastrevski (pictured). Can't find anything else on her. Decide for yourself if this has any Mueller involvement or not.
http://www.myspace.com/noethersymmetry

Also another great new track and video by the ever prolific Zerkalo as well, 'Photon Photino'. There is also a new video for ‘Zelenogorsk’ as well but it is currently set to private.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EmgbvE5XTc

Two fan videos of their triumphant Paris show up as well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZZ2kQsLv1U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV7mK3zqMGo

I've been informed that there are two companies who now book Dopplereffekt for live shows. One is 'futurity', run by Shaun Ellis out of the UK. He can also book Zerkalo, DJ Stingray and Urban Tribe. Web links are not ready yet but will post them when they are. You can contact him at shaun at futurity-works.net . The other is Converge Bookings, they did the last Berlin show, contact details for them can be found here

Good news according to Bleep, both the Transllusion ‘Opening of the Cerebral Gate’ and Shifted Phases albums were both reissued on CD sometime back by Tresor and true enough you can still buy the latter CD new from the Tresor shop. This means they are both around somewhere for slightly more reasonable prices for a time. In fact Neptune’s Lair is also available new on CD from this source as well so maybe a few more were pressed as well, respect. This will all wreck heads at Discogs I’m sure! But the remaining Tresor released album, Harnessed the Storm, is still out of stock. Because the Transllusion album is on the Tresor sub-label Supremat it doesn’t appear on their online catalogue but I checked with Amazon.co.uk and there is a bunch available new there so it’s happy days if your a new Drexciya fan!
http://www.tresorberlin.com/label/data.pl?release=Tresor.196CD

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Noether Symmetry

After the disappointment of the last possible Heinrich Mueller MySpace collaborative project I mentioned looking to have been a hoax I have one more for you to consider that looks a lot more positive. Black Replica just redid their top friends and at number 2 is the intriguingly titled Noether Symmetry. This is how we found out about Zwischenwelt if you remember. There is one track on their player which in my opinion sounds a lot like it was touched by the hand of Mueller. Although he isn't listed as a member he may be using the name Hadron Cleric for this one. The other two members, or workers as they are referred to in their Pics section, are from Latvia, Anet Kirvelaite (pic on left) and from Ukraine, Nina Kraviz. The latter has her own MySpace and is well enough known in her own right. Although I see that she doesn't mention this project on her site and hasn't even made friends with it. But this could be like when Douglas McCarthy of Nitzer Ebb was briefly linked with Daughter Produkt at its inception and then his name was removed. In fact the same thing happened with Beale Bartel and Zwischenwelt but time will tell. Whoever the full line-up turns out to be and it could turn out to be just associates of Mueller and co I think they are off to a good start with this moody and seductive 'Half-Life' track anyway. The site is registered to Latvia in its profile so I guess Anet Kirvelaite is the one behind the scenes. The site has been up since the 1st Feb 2009 but as we have learned in the past the music might not have been here that long, it had only clocked up almost 100 plays when I first came across it. It's too early to go too deeply into all this yet and I am working in the dark as usual. Check it out at
http://www.myspace.com/noethersymmetry
Nina Kraviz
http://www.myspace.com/damelaayer

Nice video of Zerkalo live in Paris
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV7mK3zqMGo
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