Saturday, October 27, 2018

Discography 2018


Its been five years since the last DRL discography (James Stinson/Heinrich Mueller) and quite a few new releases have been added. As previously, its been designed as an 'at a glance' list for quick consultation. If you want more detail please click on the Discogs artist links. 

Due to all the recent reissues and even new and unreleased projects, I have listed the first and last time the record was pressed as well. Handy for labels checking what is due for a reissue! I've only listed projects with stand-alone releases and not unique project compilation tracks (eg. Intellitronic). You can check my most recent list of Heinrich Mueller's remixes or these other oddities for completeness sake.

As always I'd like to think that some of you will get to discover new projects and music you were not previously aware of. Now with well over 80 releases, there is plenty to collect and experience, enjoy! If you notice any errors pleae let me know.

Clarence
Hyperspace Sound Lab 12" (Fluorescent Forest 1991/Clone Aqualung 2015)


Glass Domain

S/T 12" ( Pornophonic Sound Disc 1991/Clone Aqualung 2016)

L.A.M.

Balance of Terror 12" (Hardwax 1992/Clone Aqualung 2016)

Drexciya
Deep Sea Dweller 12" (Shockwave 1993/UR 2003)

Drexciya 2 12” aka Bubble Metropolis (UR 1993/UR 2003)
Drexciya 3 12” aka Molecular Enhancement (Rephlex 1994/Submerge1995/Submerge 2003)
Drexciya 4 dbl 12” aka The Unknown Aquazone (Submerge 1994/Submerge 2003)
Drexciya 5 12” aka The Journey Home (Warp 1995)
Aquatic Invasion 12” (UR 1995/UR 2003)
The Return of Drexciya 12" (UR 1996/UR 2003)
Uncharted 12” (S.I.D. 1997)
The Quest CD/2LP (Submerge 1997/Submerge 2002)
Neptune's Lair CD/2LP (Tresor 1999/Tresor 2018)
Hydro Doorways 12" (Tresor 2000/Tresor 2014)
'Fusion Flats' 12” (Tresor 2000)
Digital Tsumami 12" (Tresor 2001/Tresor 2014)
Harnessed The Storm CD/2LP (Tresor 2002/Tresor 2014)
Drexcyen R.E.S.T. Principle 12" (Clone 2002)
Grava 4 CD/2LP (Clone 2002/Clone Aqualung 2017))
Journey of the Deep Sea Dweller I CD/2LP (Clone Classic Cuts 2011)
Journey of the Deep Sea Dweller II CD/2LP (Clone Classic Cuts 2012)

Journey of the Deep Sea Dweller III CD/2LP (Clone Classic Cuts 2013)
Journey of the Deep Sea Dweller IV CD/2LP (Clone Classic Cuts 2013)

'Black Sea' 12” (Clone Aqualung 2015)

Elecktroids
Kilohertz 12" (Warp 1995/Clone Aqualung 2018)

Electroworld CD/Cass/2LP (Warp 1995/Clone Classic Cuts 2018)

Dopplereffekt
‘Superior Race’/’Cellular Phone' 7" (Dataphysix 1994)

Fascist State 12" (Dataphysix 1994)
Infophysix 12" (Dataphysix 1995)
Sterilization 12" (Dataphysix 1997)
Scientist 10” (Gigolo Records 1999)
Gesamtkunstwerk CD/Cass/2LP (Gigolo Records 1999/Clone Classic Cuts 2007)
Scientist 12” (Gigolo Records 2001)
‘Myon-Neutrino’/’Z-Boson’ 12" (Gigolo Records 2002)
Linear Accelerator CD (Gigolo Records 2003)
Calabi Yau Space CD/2LP (Rephlex 2007)
Tetrahymena 12” (Leisure System 2013)
Split 12” w/ Visonia (Last Known Trajectory 2013)
Split 12” w/ Objekt (Leisure System 2014)
Cellular Automata LP (Leisure System 2017)
Athanatos 12” (Leisure System 2018)
Subsonic Vibrations 12” (Interdimensional Transmissions 1995/IT 2018)

Flexitone
Rotoreliefs 12" (Planet E 1995)

Nausicaa 12" (Planet E 1995)

Der Zyklus
S/T Der Zyklus 12" (Gigolo Records 1998)

Der Zyklus II 12"(Gigolo Records 2001)
‘Biometric ID’ 12"(Dub 2004)

Biometry CD/2LP (Dub 2004/Clone Aqualung 2015)
S/T Der Zyklus 12" (Frustrated Funk 2006)
Cherenkov Radiation 12" (Frustrated Funk 2008)
Split 12” w/ Albert van Abbe ‘Von Neumann Replicator’ 12” (No Comment 2012)

Krypton 84 12” (WeMe Records 2012)
'Elektronisches Zeitcho'/'Mathematische Modelle' 12" (Clone Aqualung 2013)
Axonometric 12” (The Vinyl Factory/Zone 2015)
Renormalon LP (WeMe Records 2016)

Japanese Telecom
S/T 12" aka Rising Sun (Intuit Solar 1999)
Japanese Telecom Remixes 12” (Intuit Solar 2000)
Virtual Geisha CD/2LP (Gigolo Records 2001)

Arpanet
‘Are You Wireless?’ 12" (Record Makers 2002)

Wireless Internet CD/2LP (Record Makers 2002/Record Makers 2006)
Quantum Transposition CD/2LP (Rephlex 2005)
‘Reference Frame' 12" (Record Makers 2006)
Inertial Frame CD/2LP (Record Makers 2006)
Split 12" w/ 30drop (30D Records 2018)

Transllusion
Mind Over Positive and Negative Dimensional Matter 12" (Supremat Records 2001/Tresor 2014)

The Opening of the Cerebral Gate CD/2LP (Supremat 2001/Tresor 2018)
Don't Be Afraid of Evolution 12" (Rephlex 2002)
L.I.F.E. CD/LP (Rephlex 2002)
A Moment of Insanity 12" (Clone Aqualung 2018)

The Other People Place
Lifestyles of the Laptop Cafe CD/2LP (Warp 2001/2017)

Sunday Night Live at the Laptop Cafe 12" feat Mystic Tribe A.I. (Clone 2002/Clone Aqualung 2017)

Abstract Thought
Hypothetical Situations CD/2LP (Kombination Research 2002)


Shifted Phases
The Cosmic Memoirs of the Late Great Rupert J Rosinthrope CD/2LP (Tresor 2002)


Lab Rat XL
Mice or Cyborg CD/2LP (Clone 2002/Clone Aqualung 2017)


Heinrich Mueller
Drexciyan Connection 12" (WeMe Records 2009)

False Vacuum 2LP (WeMe Records 2018)

Zerkalo
Stoi Storoni Zerkala Part 1 12" (Clone Aqualung 2009)

Stoi Storoni Zerkala Part 2 12" (Clone Aqualung 2009)
Experiment Zero 12" (Frustrated Funk 2010)

Gedankinexperiment
Experiment Defined 12" (WeMe Records 2010)

Zw
ischenwelt
Paranormale Aktivitat CD/LP (Rephlex 2011/Clone Aqualung 2016)

NRSB-11

S/T 12” (WeMe Records 2012)

Commodified CD/2LP (WeMe Records 2013)

Spiralgalaxie (Hubble Telescope Series Vol. III) LP/CD (Solar One Music 2016)

Laptop Cafe LP (Clone Aqualung 2017)

Conic Sections LP (Tresor 2018)

S/T 12” (Metaphysik 2018)

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Dopplereffekt's 'Hayflick Limit' video from Athanatos EP


DRL was offered an exclusive premiere of the video for Dopplereffekt's 'Hayflick Limit' from their Athanatos EP on Leisure System. It went up today on the FB page at this link. The video was created by Michael Tan. The track itself is a collaboration with Carsten Nicolai (Alva Noto) and Olaf Bender (Byetone). The EP can also be ordered from Bandcamp.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Der Zyklus interview for Superfly magazine (2004).


This interview was kindly sent to me by Andrea Benedetti, who interviewed Heinrich Mueller about Der Zyklus' Biometry album in 2004 for the Italian print magazine, Superfly.

Why do you choose byometrical identification as the leading topic of this new album?

We now live in precarious times, terrorism and other forms of malignant acts are rampant in global society. Biometric technology will become ever more ubiquitous as a fundamental security measure across the world. Its presence and importance cannot be ignored, this is what prompted the integration of electronic music and biometry. Biometry influenced the development of this project.

Do you have a positive approach about technology applied to every day life or do you feel that there is a dark side of the thing (control of the masses, less humanity)?

I am neutral in this regard. Technology is just what it is, tools created by man to enhance his very existence. It is neither evil or good, it only does what its human masters wish for it to do. Humans can make rational decisions and choices,machinery cannot do this just yet, even though artificial intellects are very advanced at this time and breakthroughs in this field are being made we are still some distance from this as of now. The masses are controlled because they allow themselves to be controlled, most people do not think profoundly and let a handful of others do this for them. Their political leaders.

Listening to this last work, I've felt a more digital approach than in the past. I mean less analogical gears (or anyway 'classical' synth/drum machines) and more virtual synth and dsp. Is it true? If yes why this change? A new musical direction for your music?

One should never rely on one type of method in order to create, if so stagnation and repetition will gradually take root and limit growth. The operational aspects of a device is immaterial, it's the end product. People place too much emphasis on particulars of the production procedure, when in reality they should be focused on the result of this process.

In my opinion this album is more focused on atmosphere and sounds than on melodies and rhythm like you did in in your previous works. Do you agree? Is it a special approach only for this album or do you continue to produce material like this?

Every project should have its own characteristics. The approach and outcome should always be different. If ones uses the same technique every-time, results become predictable and the element of uniqueness is muted. A new set of conditions must be in place for each project. Everyone has his or her own definition of rhythm and melodic structure. One may say percussion is rhythm and the other may say time delay reflections are rhythm. It's all individual interpretation.

Can you explain better your collaboration for this album with the company Byometric Group in Germany?

It was not really a collaboration in a technical sense. It was only an act of courtesy on their behalf in allowing us to collect imagery for the concept. That was the extent of their involvement.

Why did you choose the name Der Zyklus?

The concept of a cycle or periodic motion is fascinating, repetition, repeat a sequence of operations time and time again has a certain charm.

The scientist has been always an important figure in your music. Why?

We use the scientific method in our work, hypothesis-theory, experimentation, conclusion. The scientific image is more than ornamentation it's how we function. If test results are in accord with theoretical projections it becomes fact, if the opposite occurs we disgard or reconfigure the theory.

Which is your favourite scientist ever and why?

There is no favourite, many men and women have contributed to human progress. They are all important for their contributions.

Which are the artists you like more in the past? And now?

There have been many interesting developments from all eras so there is not a particular time point which is more interesting than the other but I will say that integrity today is a rarer find than in the past and this in turn has a tremendous impact on the music itself.

It's a long time you don't make a live act. Why? There will be new performances in the next future?

This requires extensive preparation and forethought but we will see what the future holds.

After almost twenty years do you think that techno has made its 'revolution for change' ?

If innovation is the prime directive the revolution will never have closure and it will remain a continuum but if stagnation and backwardness grip the form you can confidently say that its revolutionary intent has come to pass.The concept of a Golden Age is when there is a period of highly advanced research and breakthroughs, this age can sustain indefinitely as long as people are pushing the boundaries of scientific theory and these theories materialise into something practical.






Sunday, October 21, 2018

Black Replica on Metaphysik (Pre-Order)

'Lost Gerald Donald project Black Replica gets first physical release. Fronted by an as yet unidentified vocalist, the project first appeared with four tracks on Myspace and two black-and-white videos in October 2006... the duo toured Europe briefly the following year, uploaded three more tracks to Myspace in 2009, then promptly disappeared.'
Over 10 years later this has become the legend (text from Resident Advisor). metaphysik are now taking pre-orders (one copy per person) for their Black Replica release (available end of October).

This is a an overview I wrote about the group a few years ago. You can watch their two videos here.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Elecktroids' Kilohertz 12" EP reissue on Clone Aqualung


Clone Records have re-pressed the Kilohertz 12" EP by Elecktroids (the album will come later)! There has been no official announcement yet, just a few pics on social media (one of DJ Stingray with a copy and label artwork) but similar to the last Transllusion EP it just appeared for sale, in this case at a Clone Pop-Up shop in Amsterdam. 
I assume it will go on sale generally very soon (if it isn't already at the clone.nl shop in Rotterdam, Holland). Originally Warp released this EP and the Elektroworld album in 1995 but Clone must have licensed it from them or the contract had simply run out. No doubt it will appear in the Clone Aqualung Series. The big news however is that the album will follow! Happy day!
'While the line up of Elecktroids has been debated at length amongst the electronic music community, and it is known that the project involved a member or members of Drexciya, the exact membership is unclear. In July 2008 when Warp Records re-listed the CD version of the "Elektroworld" album on their Warpmart site, the promotional texts stated "Produced by Drexciya's late James Stinson"'

Previously I wrote an extensive piece about the album and EP here.