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During the past week, Connexion Bizarre was updated with quite a bit of new content. Keeping with today's theme (or yesterday's, depending when you read this) we have prepared a loving package with interviews, music reviews, podcasts and other recommendations.
"Lovethechaos @ Connexion Bizarre (w/ Nev.Era)" with music selection by Nev.Era (tracklisting | MP3)
"Question Mark?" with music selection by MissyK8 (tracklisting | MP3)
Lovethechaos: an interview with Mario Ferrer
music art label
made in barcelona
Raubbau: An interview with Holger P.
The Berlin based Raubbau label has been on the earth for just four years now and already they have released (amongst others) much appreciated releases by Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio, the always enigmatic Belgian Kraken and Dutch droners the [law-rah] collective....
Wyrm / Spiracle
Reviews of the the latest (but not the last) 7" releases from Drone Records...
Iszoloscope - The Edge Of Certainty
Leaping wildly from hypnotic atmospheres that resonate uncomfortably inside the psyche to pulverising onslaughts of merciless percussion, punctuated with some unexpectedly soft melodic constructs, all narrated by the archetype of evil genius vocal sampling - the kind that's telling you to relax, this won't hurt a bit, while all your instincts are screaming at you to run like hell...
5F-X - Flight Recorder 5.0
From the very first kick, the sound reverberates and builds into a full-body experience that is as much felt as heard. Enough to send endorphins racing to the scene of the trauma and spilling over into massive adrenal release and heightened oxygen intake - definitely something every connoisseur of electronic music should experience at least once.
Nin Kuji - Sayonara
It is on this album that Nin Kuji steps up his game and leaves behind the realm of electronic music production and enters into that of composition. "Sayonara" has gone far past simple sample manipulation and sequencing.
Recommended Links & Stuff
Last week we recommended a few videos by Audiotrauma artists Chrysalide, F.Y.D and Lewsor. This week we follow-up with a couple of videos by Chrysalide and DBMG/RAF taken from upcoming releases.
For those who happen to like Mexican trash-electro super-star Silverio be sure to explore his own label, Nuevos Ricos (much more madness lies that way). In stark contrast you will find the German label Drone Records and for a bit of more encompassing experimental variety there is the often surprising Record Label Records which counts luminaries such as Scorn and Contagious Orgasm in its hectic roster of artists.
Chateau Bruyant is a French electronic music blog and netlabel which counts artists like Niveau Zero, Comic Strip and The Unik on its roster. Check it.
If stop-motion animation is your cup of tea then eatPES is definitely a must. There's also a wicked official YouTube playlist curated by PES.
Despite what some may consider an excessively 'mainstream' outlook, Music Globalization is a worthy of reading with some attention, both for amateur and 'professional' music-people as well as the general public. And an interesting piece on IP law vs. Innovation on Groklaw: "The White House Asks: What's Blocking Innovation in America? - My Answer: IP Laws"
On a lighter and decidedly cynical take on (seriously epic) recent international developments, British (satyrical) newspaper The Daily Mash hits it squarely in the head with this piece. Published during the actual protests, this one was also pretty spot on.
And to wrap things up keeping with the spirit of the day (sort of), an interesting article on data analysis over at Last.fm by occasional ConnexBiz staffer Andrew Clegg (and some additional technical background can be found at Andrew's blog)
And that's about it for this week's update. More to come next week...
All the best,
(editor, etc @ www.connexionbizarre.net)
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