KEXP’s Year in Review: Masa, Expansions – In no particular order… ten of 2006

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JJP and I

in no particular order… ten of 2006

Various : Interstellar Fugitives 2. Destruction Of Order : Underground Resistance
Absolute must! Detroit’s finest and no BS here, 2 discs set of straight sounds with a story from near future or is it from the past? “But in the 20th Century, Order took hold in numerous areas of life in numerous locations across the planet. Agents of Order had been behind numerous plots, many times using negative chaos to further its own selfish goals.” I have downloaded logic chips or moral application from UR and it has become a part of my core consciousness. It is part of who I am.

Lindstrøm : It’s A Feedelity Affair : Smalltown Supersound
If Pink Floyd played disco… Lindstrøm is Hans-Peter Lindstrøm. I read somewhere, at start no label will release his music so started his own label to put out his music. He is a multi-instrumentalist, playing drums, guitar, bass, keyboards and banjo even. This is comp of Feedelity releases from 2003 – 2006, and booklet includes story “Soundtrack On An Imaginary Boombox”, an imaginary meeting of Lindstrøm and Wong Kar-Wai. In the story, this CD is a sound track for future Wong Kar-Wai film… does it sounds really like Pink Floyd? Not really, I just put that to get some cyber hippies attention. Um it’s often called likes of space disco or something like cosmic even italo progressive. My favorite producer of the year.

Various : Girlmoster : Chicks On Speed Records
60 tracks, 3 1/2 hours of girl rock over 3xCD, DIY history lesson 101. You get The Slits to Björk, Cosey Fanni Tutti to Michaela Melián, Malaria! to Chicks On Speed. Says “GIRL MONSTER tells a rich historical story, from the original girl monsters of punk and post punk to contemporary tricksters and electro-rock pranksters…” Recommended for freshman who is in study of girl DIY. Shit load of unreleased from a WUNFM. Joy!

London Sinfonietta : Warp Works & 20th Century : Warp
Classic music I can enjoy. The strange thing about this CD is, it sounds strange but sounds is not that strange. Rather it sounds much like what it should sounds like. I’ don’t even know what f#$% I’m saying here. Orchestral interpretations of Aphex Twins and Squarepusher are gorgeous and works from John Cage, Stockhausen and other avant-garde composers, all fits nicely here.

Ricardo Villalobos : Achso : Cadenza
Significant release by Villalobos. I must say this was the one of the weirdest dance records of 2007 and still is out there. Psychedelic ebow minimal funkatech, submasskick will punch your head, so soft precisely just when you thought it was safe, endless hallucinogenic minimal beats will loose you before you realize your brain has been hacked by Villalobos virus.

Jeff Mills : Blue Potential : UWe
The man with TR909 vs. 80 peaces symphony orchestra. It’s breath taking (maybe hard to see this if you don’t play a drum machine) to see the man playing TR909 drum machine as his instruments with 80 orchestra musicians. This is a live recording symphony interpretations of Jeff Mills compositions. Now how can I get my hands of ArAange tape 2005?

Supersilent : 7 : Rune Grammofon
Inspiring, intense, improvisation, whatever, they rock! Another concert film and it looks and sounds fantastic. True improvisation that kept me well entertained. Post Modern Jazz Electronic Impro!

Fovea Hex : Huge/Bloom : Die Stadt
Gothic vocal ambient. Hard to describe what this one sounds like but I could bring out This Mortal Coil for example, especially more on hunted dark female vocal pieces. Work as a sedative for me…

Various : Archives GRM : INA-GRM
Contemporary electronic music study, if you like. Contemporary electronic music often comes with huge amount of reading material and history. Which is very informative and interesting but it is also annoyingly pretentious sometime. I often get too lazy to read academic side of this, but I love wild and crazy sounds designed from early composers.

Jean-Jacques Perrey & Dana Countryman : The Happy Electropop Music Machine! : Oglio Records
Jean-Jacques Perrey’s mission is to make people happy and smiling with his music and he is the best on this planet! If you still have not listen to JJP’s music yet I strongly suggest you do that once. I promise all your problem will go away in that instance. Or maybe not, anyway if you know how to use music to condition yourself instead of let music manipulate you, this just maybe the one you have been looking for. Recommended for any kids 2+ as well.

in no particular order… influential
(last 5 years, or so)
Jeff Mills
Sakamoto Ryuichi
Ricardo Villalobos
Thomas Brinkmann
Ryoji Ikeda
The Orb
Basic Channel

Brian Eno
Yellow Magic Orchestra
Underground Resistance
Conny Plank
Larry Heard
Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft (aka DAF)
Einsturzende Neubauten
Adrian Sherwood
Juan Atkins

Musique Concrete (Pierre Schaeffer/Pierre Henry)
Miles Davis (Electric Miles 1968 – 1975)
Lee “Scratch” Perry
Fela Anikulapo Kuti
Jean-Jacques Perrey
Bruce Haack
The Last Poets

in no particular order… random thought
she took my picture, long boarding, more re-mastered re-issue pack, are you going to heaven? em records is fantastic, fatso, welcome to consumer digital age, stinky tofu, more tape music please, ru~by ruby tuesday, i have been saying this for awhile but now printed, where is new roxy music album? le panier, konbanwa, d~e~v~o~, hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world, i will believe you only if see new power book in my studio, SIFF, buddha machine, hanafuda anybody? ask the angels, askyourslefwhyyoulikepenguins, esp fujimaru, hot chilly, solid state society, hey sandra, tarako, brain malfunction brain marufunction brain molfunktion, have you seen, revolution in mind, you ain’t punk you punk, ciao marco, i felt like kid again, dada dada dada, it’s sad and beautiful world, riegon, katsuobushi-kezuri where are you! team spacecraft, simplified minimal ambient rock, nigel, save the planet, cyberbrain hub, mars volta, i could be happy, wa ha ha, we live in the state of confusion, 0021, bit generations, revenge of avant cheese cake, darth vandy, cybernetic brain, dubstep, i never hate condo before but now i do, yea’s wok, kitsune, rustillreadingthis? how dose it feel when you mind meld, katsukarei hitotsu kudasai, acidhouse, saigon deli, portable cube storage, wish ur here, kaeru piyoko piyoko, digital interface modification, do you have a dream? mushroom, let’s get started, RBMA, three legs cat, where we going? maneki, quit it sam! spontaneous hotpot, engawa, jack bow wow, return of the planet revenge, space invaders, biofournil, noise revival, uncertainty, pink flag, siso, friction, nu wave, overheated summer, water music, tokyo rockers, stealth suit, j&j, you tube, snocon, DS, don’t you ever stop, mango, led zeppelin, milk song, you tube, hosoonyi tofu soup, for those who know, phnom penh noodle house, okasan, metroid, snakman show, neko, gelatiamo, hardware = software, records, hate hole on right shoe! tachigui udon, got ta go now!

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  1. Posted March 7, 2007 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    hi masa!

    have you seen the bruce haack documentary?

  2. masa
    Posted March 7, 2007 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    hello philip,

    I have seen “the king of techno” dvd which was great!
    Miss Nelson is fantastic too!

  3. Posted July 19, 2007 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    Buddha machine never heared of it!!!

  4. Posted July 20, 2007 at 7:30 am | Permalink
  5. Philip
    Posted September 30, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    Masa… we just released a Bruce Haack compilation of his vocoder material… it’s called Farad: The Electric Voice

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