September / O C T O B E R 2003

Last time updated 24 October, 2003

pHinn, pHinnWeb / Kompleksi / pHinnMilk Recordings, Tampere, Finland

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Aux Men Project 1 (PBX-6.5., Puzzlebox Recordings, 12")
Blood Sweat & Tears: Greatest Hits (491574 2, Columbia/Legacy, CD, 1968-72/1999)
Cae$ar: Cae$ar EP (LIFE12IN-9, Keys of Life/Sähkö Recordings, 12")
Duran Duran: s/t (0777 7 89956 2 3, EMI, CD, 1981/83)
The Human League: Reproduction (CDVR2133, Virgin, CD, 1979/2003)
Luomo: The Present Lover (82876525442, Force Tracks/BMG, CD)
The Mars Volta: De-Loused in the Comatorium (0602498602980, Universal Records, CD)
Ø: Happi EP (SÄHKÖ-019, Sähkö Recordings, 12")


Philip K. Dick: The Martian Time-Slip (book, 1964)

p H a c t :

"I fly a starship across the Universe divide
And when I reach the other side
I'll find a place to rest my spirit if I can
Perhaps I may become a highwayman again
Or I may simply be a single drop of rain
But I will remain
And I'll be back again, and again and again and again and again..."
- Johnny Cash: Highwayman


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Silmu, Ura Records / Pacific-Atlantic Records, Helsinki, Finland

Favourite pieces (October 2003):

1. ALKUPERÄINEN: Maski (Rikos Records 7")
The first Finnish Trip Hop Recording? Not in the vein of the coffee shop e-z listening but true paranoia backed with piledriver beats.
2. NINA HAGEN: New York, N.Y. (Album: Angstlos)
Those 80's, those 80's... Yes, I'm on the verge of becoming a genuine old fart big time any day now. Anyway, this out-there tech-pop aria applauds the busy nightlife of the Big Apple at a time when New Wave finally crashed on the hard rocks of the dawning yuppie era. Nice.
3. BECK: Asshole (Album: One Foot In the Grave)
I've never really "got" Beck's so called hit albums apart from some individual songs. Instead I've appreciated more the "non-commercial" ones like this, Mutations and Sea Change. They may not be funky fun, filled with amusing sonic tricks or sampladelic trainspotting. They just happen to have some of the most heartfelt and touching music I've heard.
4. THOMAS DOLBY: Cruel (Album: Astronauts and Heretics)
A master of sci-fi tinged, science-scented adventures and nerdy heartbreak, Dolby is loved by ex-bookworm teens accross the globe. His albums, apart from the Golden Age Of The Wireless, are uneven, each one still containing at least one great song. This one's off his last solo album, otherwise ruined by L.A. hair guitar pomp.
5. GENESIS: The Lamia (Album: The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway)
Being the last record featuring Peter Gabriel, LLDOB is hailed by many the greatest Genesis album ever. And yes, it contains all the loved (and abhorred) prog elements: classical influences, mystical stories, soaring mellotron choirs, portamento moog leads and guitar with quite a few extra strings. In this song the albums protagonist, Rael, is consumed by Lamia, a snakelike creature with three beautiful female faces. Who could possibly not relate to that?
6. MOUSE ON MARS: Actionist Bespoke (Album: Idiology)
Noisy twitching dancing fit featuring malfunctioning brat voice on vocals. Brings about nervousness accompanied by wide grins and wild, spastic feet.
7. BLUR: Coffee and TV (Album: 13)
Good old pop-rock like this goes down well after long adventures on the verge of the known sonic universe. Boy, does that Graham Coxon lad have a sympathetic singing voice or what?
8. URIAH HEEP: Bird Of Prey (Album: Best Of)
Anyone can tell that I'm an occasional fan of falsettos. This song is just perfect for the practical joke of starting any sleepyhead's day with some blaring musical kicks. Check also: the harmonic parts and how the lead vocalist's energy diminishes little by little as the song progresses.
9. ELLIOTT SMITH: Everything Reminds Me Of Her (Album: Figure 8)
Post-relationship melancholy flashback illustrated in bold strokes.
10. SILMU: Bright Bulb (Early Release ep)
Not afraid of honking Pacific's own horn now and then, I'd like to point out how the post-rave chords, sine basses and cricket rhythms interweave into more than a feeling on this track off Silmu's new ep.

Jan Anderzén, Kemialliset Ystävät, Tampere, Finland

'Aré 'Aré Panpipe Ensembles 2CD (Le Chant du Monde)
Electronic Kabuki Mambo: Highlights from Vortex CD (Locust Music)
Michael Hurley: Blueberry Wine CD (Locust Music)
Jewelled Antler Library 3"CD-r's
Lauhkeat Lampaat 7" (Pohjoisten Kukkaisten Äänet)
Lily & Maria LP
Magic Carpathians: Euscorpius Carpathicus CD (Obuh)
Maniacs Dream CS (Lal Lal Lal) + live at Mental Alaska
Moondog and his Honking Geese CDep (Moondog's Corner)
Vainica Doble LP (Wah Wah)

DAX DJ, Family House, Italy

* O C T O B E R 2 0 0 3 *

Shake - Convalescence - Frictional rec.
It ain't Chicago - Ride the rhythm - Parisonic
Putsch '79 - Asian girls - Clone
NAOMB EP - Discfunction
Ricardo Villalobos - Alcachofa - Playhouse
The Acid - Robsoul rec.
Force (sullivan's groove mix) - Milo rec.
Tasty Hoagies EP
Max 404 - Dirty disco 1 - Eskimo rec.
Dance, freak and Boogie - Casablanca rec.

JACKMATE - THE PRODIGAL SON (Resopal-Schallware)

Putsch '79 - Asian girls - Clone Records

Unidentified Sound Objects, Helsinki, Finland

1. Rock'n Rollin Maailma
2. ROR-Galleria
3. Sylvie Simmons - A Fistful Of Gitanes book
4. Al Green - Gets Next To You CD
5. Esquivel and his orchestra- Latin-Esque CD
6. Cabaret Voltaire - Methodology '74-'78. Attic Tapes 3CD
7. Cabaret Voltaire - The Original Sound of Sheffield - 78 / 82 ­ Best Of CD
8. Cabaret Voltaire - Red Mecca CD
9. Pink Grease - All Over You CD
10. VA - Ultimate Trojan Club Reggae Box 9CD

peewee, acid fake / fakezine, skopje, macedonia

rhythmic albums

billy dalessandro - midievalization (resopal schalware)
tomas jirku - blink 1999 (no type)
geoff white & steward walker - discord (force inc.)
dub taylor - detect (force inc.)
va - electronic cosmetics (salo)
va - selection 1 (trapez)
d. diggler - sound sfiction (raum)
d. diggler - atomic dancefloor (raum)
g man - k7 (mri mix) - avanti (force inc.)
va - futuristic experiments #006 [bg035] (background)
strand - messages (delsin)
octex - idei lahesna (tehnika)
soul junk - 1958 (sounds are active)
rumpistol - rumpistol (rump)
va - slilent seaon dub [thn039] (thinner)
krill.minima - zwischen zwei und einer sekunde [thn038] (thinner)
va - transmediale 03 (transmediale/wire)
rechenzentrum - directors cut (mille plateaux)
eien - partly cloudy skies (cyrcular system)
radio 4 - gotham (city slang)

experimental albums

every kid on speed - every kid on speed vs every kid on acid (retinascan)
andrey kiritchenko - bees and honey (zeromoon)
toshimaru nakamura - vehicle (cubic)
dual - keimar sty (coombe)
flatic - nano/youth (plop)
atomsmasher - st (2xhni/hydrahead)
daniel menche - beautiful blood (alien 8)
philip samartzis + pimmon + darrin verhagen + david brown - grain (dorobo)
philip samartiz + sachiko m - artefact (dorobo)
ilios - b.a (antifrost)
as 11 - 5000 new wr* (antifrost)
deep beep - deep-o-rama (suizid)
animal surgeon - reflected landscapes (suizid)
sadism unbound - unbounded dj v_02 (pbp)
flutwacht/monokontrast - negativfrequenz/static movement (pbp)
alter breitenbach / elis one - split 3" (bacteria)


nooncat - popcorn ep (konvex | konkav)
m. rahn - sunbloker ep (konvex | konkav)
christoph soehngen - pour les foux (konvex | konkav)
martin jarl - weetabix ep (konvex | konkav)
misc - dazu ep (konvex | konkav)
martin jarl vs gus gus - moonstruk (resopal schalware)
d. diggler - motojuice (resopal schalware)
sutekh - deposited trails [klk001] (klitekture)
mikael stavostrand - format ep [klk002] (klitekture)
deadbeat - disaster in the dancehall [klk003] (klitekture)
lod - luck ep [klk004] (klitekture)
pep gaya - global ep [klk005] (klitekture)
marcel yanovski - liebe auf zeit - liebe auf zeit [35] (treibstoff)
yura moorush - the next round ep [ft053] (force tracks)
scsi9 - digital summer ep [ft49] (force tracks)
electronic data processing - model 06 (modelisme)
electronic data processing - model 05 (modelisme)
electronic data processing - model 03 (modelisme)
pan/tonic - funky martini ep [bg030] (background)
jeff milligan - in my life ep [bg036] (background)
portable - one second ago or less ep [bg032] (background)
andy vaz - [7-7] ([---])
va - unravelled vol 1. (context)
barf - liebe meine ep (proptronix)


Sfääreistä syvyyksiin.

Jard Fireburg "Suit Is Hot!" (Dumb-Unit)
Thomas Brinkmann "Wanda / Xenia" (Ernst)
WeltZwei "Expander" (Sender Records)
Jake Fairley "Going Down The Road" (Sender Records)
Process "Glider" (Traum)
Paul Kalkbrenner "Steinbeisser" (Bpitch Control)
Various "Total 5" (Kompakt)
Voigt & Voigt "Speicher 10" (Kompakt)
Misc. "Trash Talk EP" (Sender Records)
Joachim Spieth "Schalg Auf Schalg" (Auftrieb)
Falko Brocksieper "Hoax Deluxe" (Substatic)
M.Meyer "Speaker" (Kompakt)
Pom Pom "Pom Pom 09" (Pom Pom)
Heiko Laux "Still Lively" (Kanzleramt)
Tomas Jirku "Rynchov" (Traum)
D.Diggler "Motojuice" (Resopal)
Freitag "Patch" (Tonsport)
Ben Neville "The Norris Division Sucked EP" (Telegraph)

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