Saturday, August 16, 2014

First Transllusion LP and EP reissued by Tresor

Back in April of this year I did a post about the possible reissue of the Transllusion and Shifted Phases material which both came out on Tresor/Supremat back in 2001 and 2002. Tresor have just announced they will be doing Transllusion reissues in September/October of this year.

Previously available as a double LP and CD the album, The Opening of the Cerebral Gate, will now be available for the first time on triple vinyl and again as a standard CD. The vinyl will have 3 extra tracks which were bonus tracks on the original CD. Separately they will also reissue Transllusion's Mind Over Positive And Negative Dimensional Matter 12". This 3 track EP has two additional tracks not found on the album release. My article on the first Transllusion album and where it fits in the order of the Storm series can still be read here.

Tresor have certainly followed Clone's lead in keeping this material available in physical formats for a whole new generation of fans to hear as the artists originally intended. Hopefully they will also get round to the Shifted Phases album, The Cosmic Memoirs of the Late Great Rupert J. Rosinthrope next. They also reissued Drexciya's Neptune's Lair and Hydro Doorways 12" (both repressed in August according to Boomkat) back in May of this year. They posted the following on their Facebook about the upcoming releases.

In between the re-releases of the two legendary Drexciya albums originally released on Tresor Records in 1999 and 2001, the Berlin techno institute is proud to re-present Transllusion’s album “The Opening Of The Cerebral Gate” and accompanying single "Mind Over Positive And Negative Dimensional Matter". 

Produced by the late James Marcel Stinson and released in 2001 via Supremat, a short-lived sub-label Tresor dedicated to a more abstract and experimental electro sound, “The Opening Of The Cerebral Gate” was conceived as the second part of the so-called Drexciyan Storms – a whopping stack of seven albums by the Detroit pair released under different monikers within a single year (the Tresor album “Harnessed The Storm” being the first). 

“The Opening Of The Cerebral Gate” showcases one of the great artistic minds of techno’s second generation on the brink of a new creative chapter in his life - a chapter which, tragically, would end way too soon. 

For the first time music fans will be able to experience the whole journey on vinyl. “The Opening Of The Cerebral Gate” will be made available on CD and a special 3LP edition, which includes the vinyl version of the album as it was originally released, plus a bonus record featuring “Look Within CD”, "Dimensional Glide", “Unordinary Realities CD” and “Do You Want to Get Down (Vocal De Void) CD” - for the first time available on wax. 

Tresor.270 - “The Opening Of The Cerebral Gate” and
Tresor.271 - "Mind Over Positive And Negative Dimensional Matter" are set to come out on September 29th and October 6th, 2014.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Der Zyklus - T4 on new WeMe compilation

WeMe have a very special 10 year anniversary compilation, WeMe 10 Ans, available for download at this Bandcamp link now.You can also pre-order it from them on double green vinyl here. Der Zyklus have contributed an unreleased track called 'T4'. It also features other artists that have been featured on the label such as DJ Stingray, Leyland Kirby, CN, Global Goon, Ceephax and more. Congrats on 10 years!

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Dopplereffekt/Objekt - Hypnagogia 12"


There is an upcoming split 12", Hypnagogia, between Dopplereffekt and Objekt. It will be on Leisure Systems, who also released Dopplereffekt's Tetrahymena EP in 2013. The Dopplereffekt track is called 'Delta Wave'. It won't be available until September 1st and will be on 12" and download. This revealing blurb about it is on the labels website. More from Resident Advisor at this link. On the Leisure System Facebook they have been saying that 'Delta Wave' can be heard somewhere online but they want people to find it. I certainly burned up some search engine time and looked in some likely places to no success but from today (6/8/14) they have put up the Objekt track at this link. If any of you find it let us know in comments box. I'm not sure if this is the one they meant but this Juno link now gives a 2 minute preview.

Hallucinations storm the border between wakefulness and sleep. Accurate perceptions give way to distorted visions, senses torn and split through. Borne of mutual inspiration, legendary duo Dopplereffekt and sonic adventurer Objekt present Hypnagogia, a split 12″ on Leisure System, with each transmission derived from a shared journey into extrasensory perception and subconscious thought.

Described only as bassy techno in the RA piece you can hear some of the Berlin based Objekt's music and mixes at this SoundCloud link.

Some upcoming Dopplereffekt shows and info links


Sunday, June 08, 2014

Heinrich Mueller Remixes 1996 - 2013

I was looking at the previous posts of mine which list the remix work of Heinrich Mueller and noticed that since I did them many of the YouTube links don't work. This time I decided to just include all of the remixes to date (will do a separate article on collaborations and one-offs another time) with fresh links (if they can be listened to anywhere online in full or part) which hopefully will stay active for longer this time. To keep this post more concise and easy to reference I haven't reviewed each track as I did previously (check here and here for posts which I did up to 2011 where I did). The Info links usually bring you to the releases Discogs page. As I've stated before, Mueller's remix/remodels are right up there with the best of his own productions and I hope you can discover some new music from this list of 32 tracks (more than enough for a compilation or epic official mix someday perhaps?). If I missed anything please let me now, enjoy.

Scan X - 'Wasteland' (Prototype 1) & 'Wasteland' (Prototype 2) by Dr Finn & Dr. Otto Henke (F Communications CD single & 12” 1996) 
Scan X – Wasteland (Prototype 1)
Scan X – Wasteland (Prototype 2)
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Hell - ‘Suicide Commando’ (Translation Mix) Translated by: Heinrich Mueller (Disko B/V2 12" 1998) 
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Le Car - ‘Cinematic-Automatic’ (Heinrich Muller Remix) (Intuit-Solar 12” 1999) 
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The Hacker - ‘Fadin' Away’ (Heinrich Müeller Remix) (GoodLife 12” 2000) 
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Station Rose - ‘Dave’ (Heinrich Mueller: Stanley Kubricks Vision Mix) (Gigolo 12” 2000)
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Tuxedomoon - ‘What Use’ (Heinrich Mueller Technik Mix) (Gigolo 12” 2000)
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Air - ‘Le Soleil Est Près De Moi’ (Dopplereffekt Remix) (Source CD promo 2001) 
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Takbam - 'Takbam' (Photon Mix) by Heinrich Mueller. (Loopa / Ki/oon CD single 2001)
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The Advent - 'Untitled' (Heinrich Mueller Remix) (Kombination Research 2X12” 2003) 
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Duplex - 'P.O.M.' (Time Dilation) & (Time Dilation 2) by Heinrich Mueller (Clone 12” 2005) 
Duplex - P.O.M. (Time Dilation 1) 
Duplex - P.O.M. (Time Dilation 2)
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Kavinsky - 'Testarossa Autodrive' (Arpanet Nightdrive Rework) (Record Makers 12” 2006) 
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Duplex - 'Autosug' (Heinrich Mueller rmx) (Clone 12” 2006)
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Cisco Ferreira - 'Womans Scent' (Heinrich Mueller Remix) (Tresor 12” 2006)
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Bochum Welt - 'Saint' (Heinrich Mueller - Z Version) (Rephlex 10” 2007)
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Sebastien Tellier – 'Kilometer' (Arpanet Remix) (Record Makers CD & 12“ single 2009)
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Rustie - 'Zig-Zag' (Heinrich Mueller's Gravitational Equilibrium Mix) (Wireblock 12” 2009)
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Jason Fine - 'Human Need' (Heinrich Mueller Celestial Sphere Mix) (Kontra-Musik 10” single 2009)
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ArD2 - ‘Inside The Rock’ (Heinrich Mueller Anti De Sitter Space Mix) (Frigio Records 12” 2010)
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Albert Van Abbe - ‘NCS_0009121010’ [Heinrich Mueller Remodel] (No Comment 12” single 2011)
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DJ Stingray - 'The Sadist' (Heinrich Mueller Remix) (Unknown to the Unknown 12" 2011)
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Yan Wagner - 'Forty Eight Hours' (Heinrich Mueller Apeture Synthesis Remodel) (Download only Pschent 2012)
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White Car - 'Now We Continue' (Heinrich Mueller Continuum) (Hippos in Tanks 2012)
Not officially released on any format to date

Hypnolove - 'Come To My Empire' (Arpanet Remix) (Download only Record Makers 2013)
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Jeremiah R - 'Memory - Read Only' (Heinrich Müller Remix) (Organic Analogue Records 12" 2013)
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Fasenuova - 'Cachito Turulo' (Heinrich Mueller Remix) (Hivern Discs 12" 2013)
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Vita - 'The Ultimate Collapsing' (Heinrich Mueller Remix) (Frustrated Funk 10" 2013)
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Jauzas the Shining - 'Nuclear Invasion' (Heinrich Mueller Rmx) (Last Known Trajectory 12" 2013)
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Albert Van Abbe ‎- 'Rytumtraks 0002' (Rudolf Klorzeiger Remix) (No Comment 12" 2013)
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ArD2 - 'Closed Timelike Curved Restructure' (Heinrich Mueller Remix) (Seti Recordings 12" 2013)
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Rough Days For Diamond Trade - 'Somehow' (Doplereffekt Remix) (Download only Looking Forward 2013)
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Saturday, June 07, 2014

Jauzas The Shining video

While researching an upcoming post I came across a new video made by Victoria Lukas for 'Bohrium 274' (Heinrich Mueller Remix) by Jauzas The Shining feat Victoria Lukas. This is a track from Nuclear Invasion, a 12" on Last Known Trajectory from 2013. Its Discogs link is here if you need more details to track it down. I would also highly recommend a visit to her YouTube channel which has other videos, some also very new, of her other musical projects Vita and Inkamera. She also has a Twitter account.

The next scheduled Dopplereffekt show to my knowledge is Manchester, England on 8th August. Details here and FB invite.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Dopplereffekt live at Sight & Sound and talk


Dopplereffekt will be playing live in Montreal, Canada at the Sight & Sound festival on Saturday 24th May. Earlier that day at 2pm I will be doing an hour long talk on Science Fiction and Early Techno (this is one of their many free events during the festival). For funding reasons I will now be doing it remotely but please drop by if you can and see me on the big screen! One of the many images from my presentation below (I couldn't not mention the great Abdul Haqq!). Please Note: Sadly due to technical issues at the venue my talk will not now be happening.

Dopplereffekt are also now confirmed to play in Manchester, England on Friday 8th August, tickets are on sale and details can be found at these Facebook and Resident Advisor links.

By the way I just came across this fun DJ Deeon track from 1998 called 'Shake Dat Butt' that does unspeakable things to Dopplereffekt's 'Master Organism' aka 'Superior Race' at this YouTube link. Details of release at Discogs.

Also I've been archiving some of my other writing on music recently at a new website I am calling Abstract Analogue. I plan on putting some new writing up there as well from time to time.




Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Neptune's Lair & Hydro Doorways reissued Tresor

It might just be a coincidence with my last post but it has been announced that both Drexciya's landmark Neptune's Lair album and its companion 12" Hydro Doorways are to be reissued by Tresor on 26th May 2014. This is officially the second time the album has been reissued (on vinyl only) since 2010. It originally came out on double LP and CD in 1999 and this time will again be made available on both formats. To my knowledge this is the first repress of Hydro Doorways. There are 21 tracks on the CD and the ones that didn't fit on Neptune's Lair went onto this EP. Many online retailers, such as Boomkat, are doing pre-orders now.

Hopefully this is a sign Tresor will get round to doing Drexciya's Harnessed The Storm, Transllusion and Shifted Phases releases soon.

I also came across this great Drexciya tribute from 2012 on Beatport with interviews and favourite Drexciya tracks by Mike Huckaby, Mark Pritchard, Marcel Dettman, Peter Van Hoesen, Catz'n Dogz, Sam Valenti and Sandwell District's Function.


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