Artist: Club Telex Noise Ensemble
Format: CD-R (first edition)
Publication Date: 23 March 2003
Length: 77:11 / 17 tracks
After hard-hitting full-lengths from Virtalähde and Kohinatuotanto (both 2002), this is the third release of a new label, pHinnMilk Recordings, which is a DIY / lo-fi / lo-budget operation working exclusively under pHinnWeb internet site (phinnweb.org). pHinnWeb has since 1996 spread information on Finnish electronic music, artists and record labels, and has already been acknowledged as one of the most important electronic music resources by such international music magazines as The Wire (UK) or de:bug (GER).
The purpose of pHinnMilk is to provide an outlet
to new and interesting local electro/avant/experimental/noise artists
who deserve to be heard more widely than by their domestic circuit of club
audiences and friends alone. All pHinnMilk releases will be highly
ultra-limited editions of CDRs (with some vinyls hopefully coming in the
future), with handicrafted sleeves and artwork.
Now pHinnMilk Recordings proudly presents CTNERMX, a compilation of remixes based on Club Telex Noise Ensemble's tracks from the "secret" pHinnMilk album Just To Disturb You A Little Bit (phnnmlk-0, June 2001). CTNE was an "electro-primitivist" prank project, who did only three live gigs, all duly recorded and released together on that album. The highlight of their career was performing together with Chicks on Speed from Berlin, who provided their idiosyncratic vocals and sounds to CTNE.
We have dispatched a bunch of remixers from seven different countries to fin(n)ish CTNE's rough live tracks: the amazing results being heard on this album.
Featuring international electro sounds from the acclaimed Legowelt, Luke Eargoggle, 8-Bit Rockers and Der Unsichtbare, hard-biting techno beats from Andrew Duke and Tuomas Rantanen, glitchy excursions from Massaccesi, Every Kid on Speed and Pink Twins, Niko Skorpio's magick ambient, pranksterisms of Unidentified Sound Objects and Kings of Kaivinkone, acoustic psychedelia of Kemialliset Ystävät, Gater's "scary clown music", Kompleksi's gloomy DIY-Detroit-electro... and of course the inimitable electro-trash-glamour queens Chicks on Speed!
Some absolute stars and some
absolute beginners: we sincerely hope you will enjoy this
adventurous trip offering a glimpse to the best in modern electronic and
underground sounds! Inspired by Valentina Tereshkova and other chicks
high in the orbit.
Little Bitchard is Arto Koivisto from Helsinki, Finland. His
interpretation of 'CTNE' is a striking hip hop instrumental.
8-Bit Rockers is Sami Liuski from Rovaniemi, Finland. He has gained
acclaim also with his other project, Bangkok Impact. Sami's fresh
electro-disco can be heard on Dutch Bunker and Créme labels.
Legowelt is Danny Blanco of The Hague, Holland. The hardest working
producer of Dutch disco-Italo-flavoured electro (Bunker, Créme, etc.
etc.), who needs no introduction among the connoisseurs of international
Unidentified Sound Objects is Sami Pennanen of Helsinki, Finland. A
former B-boy and a professional graphic artist, his quirky sounds have
been sparking in Finnish underground (Bad Vugum, etc.) for a couple of
years now. pHinnMilk also wants to release more U.S.O.'s material one day,
so keep watching the skies...
Andrew Duke is from Halifax, Canada. A man behind his trademark
percussive electronic sound, his own radio show and numerous apperances on
Phthalo, Acid Fake, Piehead... Watch out for Andrew's
forthcoming album We Owe Roland on pHinnMilk!
Kemialliset Ystävät are Jan Anderzén and friends from Tampere,
only non-electronic artist on this album, KY's personal branch of acoustic
psychedelia has been released on Finnish labels Vauva, Bad Vugum, Fonal
Lal, American Fusetron and French Alice In Wonder; gaining favourable
reviews among all in UK's famous Wire magazine.
Niko Skorpio is Niko Sirkiä from Turku, Finland. A man of mystery
into magick and Coil-inspired psychedelic ambient eclectica, he also
runs his own Some Place Else label.
Massaccesi is John Fanning originating from Hampton, NH, USA. An
experimentalist, fashion designer and former fanzine editor of
cut-and-paste school, crucial also
in the very origins of pHinnWeb site back in the mid-90s, he has released
Phthalo and Macedonia's Acid Fake, and a lot more!
Every Kid On Speed is Toni Dimitrov from Skopje, Macedonia.
Toni runs his Acid Fake label, Fakezine website and creates glitchy
experimental. His remix speeds [sic] up Chicks on Speed ad absurdum.
http://www.pale-dawn.dk/acidfake/everykidonspeed.htm / http://www.acidfake.tk/
Kings of Kaivinkone are Perttu Piirto (known also for his Ever Had
project) and Jouka Mattila from Tampere,
Finland. Are they insane, hardcore or AFX -- who cares?
Pink Twins are brothers Juha and Vesa Vehviläinen with Kimmo Kumela
Helsinki, Finland. The brothers are the hardest-working men of
experimental Finnish glitch and their own Pink Twins Media label. They
are joined here by Kimmo Kumela's guitar pyrotechnics, which will set
your speakers on fire -- watch out!
Der Unsichtbare are electro punks Benzol and Charly Kent from
have released an album for Augsburg's Kommando 6 label and material for
The sample in the beginning is from a radio play adaptation of 'Faust',
by the way.
Tuomas Rantanen is from Tampere, Finland. Tuomas works on his
graduation thesis on Philosophy and is known for his harsh percussive
monotrax for UK's Template/Planet Rhythm, Germany's Definition, Belgium's
KK Trax and Swedish Emergence.
Luke Eargoggle is Lukas Pettersson from Gothenburg, Sweden. He runs
his own label, Stilleben Records, and has recorded his ultra-funky
brand of electro also for Holland's Bunker Records, Germany's Kommando
6 and others. Luke's remix could be described as
machine-like electro meeting 80s style Prince-like funky keyboard
Gater is Brian Suarez from New York City, USA. He has released his
debut EP, Taboo (sexy electro with husky vocals from Chesty
Morgenstein), for Dekathlon Records of Zombie Nation. Brian
says this track scared his friend, who called it "scary clown music".
Kompleksi are Mike Not and pHinn from Tampere, Finland.
Still the best-kept secret of Finnish electronic music (but hopefully
no longer soon!), Mike Not has gained his credits as a producer with a
career, and has already released a full-length album on pHinnMilk as
(phnnmlk-2). pHinn has got something to do with pHinnWeb site. This is
Kompleksi's recorded debut.
Chicks on Speed are Alex Murray-Leslie (Australia), Melissa Logan
and Kiki Moorse (Germany). The Berlin-based
run their own label, Chicks on Speed
Records, have already released an album there (with another in
pipeline) and various singles,
with countless collection appearances and tours around the world.
http://www.chicksonspeed.com/ + http://phinnweb.org/CoS/
Näsilinnankatu 11 B 33
phinnweb at sci.fi