Sunday, August 02, 2015

Der Zyklus - Axonometric EP


There will be a new Der Zyklus EP, Axonometric, released on September 15th 2015 on 12" and download. This will be the first new standalone 12" under this name since Krypton 84 in 2012 on WeMe Records. It will be on Zone Records which was set up by The Hacker and Alexandre Reynaud in 2009. Heinrich Mueller has a long connection with The Hacker aka Michel Amato since at least 2000 when he remixed 'Fadin' Away' for The Hacker's remix EP of the same name which is still one of my favourites of Mueller's remix/remodel work. They have also featured on many live bills together over the years and it's great to see them connected together again in this way. There is some sort of joint deal between Zone and The Vinyl Factory for the 12" release with a news item on the latter's website stating that the artwork will glow in the dark. The tracks are entitled, 'Perspective Grid', 'Plan Oblique', 'Isometric Projection' and 'Explosion Diagram'. These titles and 'Axonometric' itself all appear to tie-in with a theme of design and representing three-dimensional objects in two dimensions (an example of which can be seen in the cover artwork). For more on what is known as axonometric projection click here.

I also found that the below Mueller quote that Zone must have used on their press release actually dates from 2005 and comes from what was possibly his very first interview. He gave it to Pawel Gzyl for a website based in Poland called Gazeta.

Electronic music is based on science and the scientific method is utilized in its creation. Theories and hypothesis are put forth and if they are practical and plausible they will tested to verify them. Some theories work and some don't, but no theory is considered too abstract. All is considered. The more radical the better.

There are no audio samples from the EP available just yet but keep an eye on the Zone Soundcloud, their Facebook page and DRL for updates.

It has also been announced that Dopplereffekt will play live at the Semi-Breve festival in Portugal during 30th Oct - 1st Nov.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Dopplereffekt remodel The Exaltics

There is a new remodel by Heinrich Mueller under his Dopplereffekt guise upcoming soon of 'Instinct' by The Exaltics on a new Remixes EP of theirs. His remodel is called 'Hubble Constant remodel' and the EP also includes remixes by Ultradyne, Objekt, Gosub and E.R.P. It can be pre-ordered on vinyl as well as being available as a download, from this Bandcamp link and samples from all of the tracks can be listened to at this Soundcloud link. The below blurb is from the label Solar One Music.

By now we know the Exaltics stand for high quality advanced deep space electro techno after their great trilogy on Clone records and most recently their great retrospective album "The Truth 2008 - 2013"on their own Solar One Music. As a follow up on that album they invited an impressive line up of remixers to work on some of their album tracks! E.R.P. , Gosub, Dopplereffekt, Objekt, and Ultradyne: these heavyweights and legendary artists have written some of the most important pages of the electro / techno History. A dream come true for the Exaltics and a heavy weight and highly desirable collection of electro techno on Solar One Music!

Dopplereffekt will also be playing live at MIRA, a live visual arts festival in Barcelona, Spain from 30th Oct to 7th Nov. More details at this link.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Dollska - Rudolf Klorzeiger Remoel

There is a new remix by Heinrich Mueller on an upcoming 12" and download, So Long For A Small Storm, by Dollska. Interestingly the Juno and Clone sample and pre-order links currently list it as a 'Gerald Donald remix' but the label lists is as 'Rudolf Klorzeiger Remodel' Additional remix production by G. Donald. 'Scots-Belarusian electronic producer Dollska (formerly Dollskabeat) returns with her new EP 'So Long for a Small Storm'. The EP features a rare remix by Detroit Legend Gerald Donald (Drexciya/Arpanet/Japanese Telecom) under the guise of Rudolf Klorzeiger...' It is said to be out on 15th July on Kissa Records according to the Dollska Facebook page. Just to show how long it can take to get vinyl pressed these days (unless there was some other delay) I also noticed there is a photo of a test pressing from September 2014. You can also view a  video of the original track.

Inkamera (Victoria Lukas) has a rare live show show upcoming on 11th September in Liege, Belgium. This Facebook link has the details.

I just found out about an online petition for Warp to reissue The Other People Place album on vinyl. It has been out of press for a long time now and is going for big money on places like Discogs so I signed it along with almost 700 people so far. They hope to reach 1000.


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Heinrich Mueller remodels Louis Haiman

There is a new Heinrich Mueller remix on an upcoming Louis Haiman 12", Aquatonic Dissonance, on the Abstract Forms label in September. His mix is called 'Cepheid Variable Remodel'. You can listen to sound clips of all the the tracks and pre-order from these Clone and Juno links. There is also a longer clip of Mueller's remodel used on a promo video for the release here.

A Cepheid Variable is a star that pulsates radially, varying in both temperature and diameter to produce brightness changes with a well-defined stable period and amplitude. A strong direct relationship between a Cepheid variable's luminosity and pulsation period secures for Cepheids their status as important distance indicators for establishing the galactic and extragalactic distance scales. More about it here.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Dopplereffekt at Dekmantel festival +


Dopplereffekt will be playing at the Dekmantel festival in Amsterdam, Holland at the end of July 2015. It's a bit of a  mouth-watering line-up too if you can get there, details here. The next confirmed date I'm aware of is 20th August in Poland.

Victoria Lukas may well be making her UK live debut with a rare Inkamera gig in Manchester on 22nd August, details here. Get in the mood with the new video for the awesome Skylar by Inkamera. Also recently under her own name she also uploaded a new video for 'ZELENOGORSK' which according to a search of DRL was on the Zerkalo MySpace Player back in 2009. It was likely always a solo production and was included last year on the Touched Two compilation in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support (255 tracks by artists such as Anodyne, Plaid, Ulrich Schnauss, Si Begg, 808 State, B12 and Autechre). Listen and purchase here.

There is a compilation out as well called Reconstructing Thessaloniki on Remote Influence which features artists such as Alek Stark, Federico Leocata, Das Muster, Scape One and Luke Eargoggle. Listen and purchase here.

Lastly a friend and I were recently trying to figure out what happened to 'Unknown Journey V' on the Journey of the Deep Sea Dweller series, is it an untitled track  ('Interlude') on vinyl only or was it just forgotten or skipped for some reason? Does anyone out there know? A helpful mix of all the known Unknown Journeys so far can be listened to on YouTube here.


Monday, April 13, 2015

Der Zyklus Biometry reissue


Clone Aqualung are reissuing the sole Der Zyklus album to date, Biometry, which was originally released in 2004 on one of their other sub-labels, DUB (Djax Up Bitch). It will be released again on 2LP and CD but in a new remastered cut for the vinyl (not sure if the CD will be remastered also) with no extra tracks. This has been out of press and going for crazy prices for a long time now. For some reason it has always seemed the CD was actually more hard to find than the vinyl version (I've never seen one myself) with currently only one each for sale on Discogs and Amazon for big money.  I have it on white vinyl but from this Discogs link I think this was the only version the vinyl came in (anyone with regular black copies out there?). Juno already have samples from the new version and are listing it as forthcoming. Clone also have it listed as upcoming on their main website too. It's very good to see this being made more widely available again. I wrote a piece about the album back in 2008.

I had to remove all of the old MySpace addresses and a few others in the side bar after I noticed MySpace have done something evil with the way these links work from some outside sites or just from the Blogger menu bar and would just take you straight to their main page instead. The links from within posts still work for some reason (for now). There are still some great tracks on these old MySpace sites of Zwischenwelt, Zerkalo, Gedankenexperiment, Vita, ArD2 etc, if you can find them and have the patience for the player to work. I know some people were having problems with the Black Replica player but I just checked it again and it does start to play, sometimes not immediately. The full Black Replica player link seems to work best from here, so try.

There is also a new two and a half hour Drexciya mix, Traxciya, up at this YouTube link.

Thursday, April 02, 2015

New Drexciya 12" on Clone Aqualung

There is a new Drexciya 12" upcoming soon on the Clone Aqualung label. The two lead tracks are a longer 'Aqualung Version' of 'Black Sea' (from The Journey Home EP in 1995) and also an 'Aqualung Version "without the infamous skip" of 'Wavejumper' (from Aquatic Invasion 12" in 1995). This new version is actually pretty amazing! There is also one more unreleased 'Unknown Journey XI' (the 14th so far) for good measure. All in all it sounds like a nice package with hopefully more to follow in this fashion. You can listen to samples of all three songs now here (on the Clone site) or hear longer versions on their Soundcloud. This is the fourth release so far on this Clone sublabel dedicated to all things Drexciya related which has previously featured Der Zyklus and Zerkalo.


The audio-visual artist Andrey Ter-Grigorian recently launched an interesting low key web art project based around his own interpretation of The Other People Place album, Life Styles of the Laptop Cafe. It works by scanning QR codes to take you to the next page, you can also click your way through some of the pages too. Enjoy. My original article on this album and its place in the Storm Series can still be read here.