After a short hiatus of nearly a month we're back with a massive update!
As mentioned in the previous mailing, Connexion Bizarre saw some changes with this new mailing. Firstly is a slight redesign to give more overall coherence to the website. Secondly, and most important, is the addition of two new sections, one of online releases and a webstore (which already existed but to which was given greater proeminence).
The new "Releases" section is, after a fashion the new 'netlabel' arm of Connexion Bizarre. Rather than developing a de facto netlabel, the idea behind this initiative is simply to expand our work of showcasing new music by collaborating with artists and other music enthusiasts in this endeavour. Currently under development are several compilations following the format set with "You Are Here: A Compilation Of Wisconsin Electronics" (curated by none other than Matt Fanale of Caustic), originally released in early 2007, for which artists were selected based on geographical location rather than music genres.
While not a new addition to the site, the "Store" section was moved to greater proeminence. In addition to time and effort, Connexion Bizarre has its expenses and any revenue from sales will help to offset these. In addition to what is already available (Connexion Bizarre badges), there are plans for a couple of weird additions (which we hope will prove interesting) planned for the near future.
Anyway, enough blabber and on to the list of updates for the rentrée...
Webcast: "August 2008" with music selection by http://www.razorgrrl.com/
- DJ Razor*Grrrl and "Fiscal year 2008-2009 (step one)" with music selection by M.
Reviews: Roughhausen "The Agony of the Beat", Fluorescent Grey "Gaseous Opal Orbs", Junkboy "Three", V/A "nucd#02", Dissamonix "Disharmonic Universe", FT13 "The Great Disaster", Ebola "Mutant Dubstep Vol.1", Logoplasm "Testa Piena D'Orche", Psycho Shop "My Sweet Holocaust"
Interviews: Dmytro Fedorenko of Kvitnu
Releases: grouping all past Connexion Bizarre online releases in one 'netlabel' section with more releases to come soon.
Media: several installments of Business Traveller (yes, it was updated during August...)
Store: be the envy of your peers by getting a set of exclusive Connexion Bizarre badges!
Also this week, we announce the winner of the D-Trash Records giveaway (see below for details).
Incidentally, Connexion Bizarre is nearing 5 years of existence. That's a long time.
D-Trash Records giveaway
We had a set of three releases from the Canadian label D-Trash Records (http://www.dtrashrecords.com/
- www.dtrashrecords.com) to give away: 1 copy of the D-Trash artists compilation "Rising Tide", 1 copy of the Atari Teenage Riot tribute compilation "The Virus Has Been Spread" and 1 copy of the recently released "D-Trash Records' Music Videos" DVD compilation.
The winner was: Eric G. (us).
Connexion Bizarre events
Bodypop @ "Era Uma Vez No Porto" bar (1st floor)
20/09, saturday, 11pm-2.30am; Rua do Passeio Alegre 550, Porto (Portugal) - http://www.wikimapia.org/#y=41147735&x=-...
- map location.
The "usual selection and latest news" of synthpop, electropop, robotpop, 8bitpop and bodypop!
Webcast & Radio Show
Part 1 - http://www.connexionbizarre.net/webcast/...
("August 2008" with music selection by http://www.razorgrrl.com/
- DJ Razor*Grrrl)
Detritus - Desolate (5-Htp Mix)
[Fractured - Ad Noiseam Records]
Datach' i - No Servant[V/A - Imaginary Friends - Sublight Records]
Hecq - 0008 (Coniine Calm Remix By Mad EP)
[0000 (cd 2) - Hymen Records]
AZ-Rotator - Treeble Component
[Anticaking for Zinc Sulphate - Digital Enemy Records]
Lapsed & Nonnon - Surge
[The Death Of Convenience - Ad Noiseam Records]
Otto Von Schirach - Magnetic Rave Headache
[Oozing Bass Spasms - Cock Rock Disco]
Prhizzm - Bending Light Toward The Shadows
[Prhizzm EP - Benbecula Records]
Stendeck - Behind Waterfalls
[Faces - Geska Records]
prOmetheus buRning - Squelch
[Beyond Repair - Hive Records]
Not Breathing - The Final Night
[V/A - Imaginary Friends - Sublight Records]
Vorpal - Crash up against the inevitable (Tatu on the Sun Cardopusher remix)
[V/A - Cock Rock Disco 2006 Free Compilation - Cock Rock Disco]
Terminal 11 - Counter Clockwise Chant Pattern
[V/A - Cock Rock Disco 2006 Free Compilation - Cock Rock Disco]
Mad EP - Acid Jig
[Not Afraid Of Spiders - Ad Noiseam]
Snog - The Prisoner (Featuring The Nam Shub Of Enki)
[The Last Days Of Rome (EP) - Metropolis Records]
Part 2 - http://www.connexionbizarre.net/webcast/...
("Fiscal year 2008-2009 (step one)" with music selection by M.)
Flint Glass - Connexion Bizarre Webcast identifier
AZ-Rotator - Truly Modified
[Indefinable Sugar Cube - Lovethechaos]
4-D Mode-1 - ????
[Rekonnekted - 4-D Label]
Teatro Satanico - Hymn To Lucifer
[Steinklang Industries IV 2007-2008 - Steinklang Records]
November Növelet - My Fairy Places
[Magic - Galakthorrö]
Lowe - Dice Roller
[Kino International - Megahype]
Exillon - Stomper
[It's OK To Dance - Ad Noiseam]
JISM - H.T.-L. (feat. Propulsion)
[rH - Alfa Matrix]
Ganhymede - Deeds Not Words
[Operation Ganymede - Cohaagen]
The Weathermen - Your Town
[V/A - Machines Against Hunger - SigSaly]
Autoclav1.1 - All Long Black Spirals
[Love No Longer Lives Here - Tympanik Audio]
Integral - Doors
[Rise - Tympanik Audio]
Lucidstatic - Defiance (feat. Iammynewt)
[Gravedigger - Tympanik Audio]
Endif - Surgery Of The Soul
[Carbon - Tympanik Audio]
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Connexion Bizarre radio show @ Radio Zero
The Connexion Bizarre radio show can be streamed every Friday at 23:00 GMT and Wednesdays at 10:00 GMT from http://www.radiozero.pt/
Dmytro Fedorenko - Kvitnu
Ukrainian label run by Dmytro Fedorenko (Kotra), started at the end of year 2006, with the aim to amplify the electronic experimental outputs from the land of Ukraine and to discover new musical variations from the outer world. Kvitnu concentrates on music and ideas with a high blood pressure in its sound-veins.
Roughhausen - The Agony of the Beat
Occasionally, little wonders slip through the cracks and escape the notice of record labels. Roughhausen's "Agony of the Beat" is such a specimen - varied, dynamic, danceable and eminently listenable, all rolled into one, this release is truly a reviewer's joy.
Fluorescent Grey - Gaseous Opal Orbs
Unlike many bands sheltering under the 'experimental' tag, this guy rarely falls into comfortable predictability, and many of the tracks sound pretty far removed from your intial impressions by the end. The overall result is rather jolly, and reminds you that quirky avant-garde music can be fun, and needn't be listened to on Sennheisers in a darkened room.
Junkboy - Three
"Three" might well be called vapid or monotonous by impatient critics looking for something less hermitic and more conspicuous than idle, syrup-dipped compositions. However, it is precisely these jejune traits that lend Junkboy its special, engrossing character. When the mood is right, "Three" fits just fine.
V/A - nucd#02
Numusic Records compiled "nucd#02" to showcase the varied styles of electronic music represented at their music festival. Compiled from a range of international and Norwegian artists, especially those from the immediate Stavanger area of Norway where the label resides, the mix of genres represented is varied and contrasting, representing the diversity of the artists appearing at the event.
Dissamonix - Disharmonic Universe
This German duo's sound covers a wide range, from lurching beats and swirly guitar to calm spasms and spaced-out ambience. Often off-kilter and detuned, but routinely interesting, "Disharmonic Universe" stays true to its name as Dissamonix dispatches seven tracks of structured slow-motion mayhem, full of bass frequencies and tripped-out beats.
FT13 - The Great Disaster
A bit heavy on the angst, a bit light on sincerity. Focusing either on a harsher, more stripped-down minimalist sound or opting for depth and technicality, rather than vacillating between the two poles, would improve the end result no end.
Ebola - Mutant Dubstep Vol.1
Haemorrhagic reactions abound when listening to this four-track teaser EP that merely hints at what may yet be to come. Overall, excitement levels when confronted by this recording did not match the anticipated response - a breakcore/gabba/dubstep crossover works far better in theory than in practice...
Logoplasm - Testa Piena D'Orche
Logoplasm's realm of feedback and pink noise, voyeurism and mundanity, and comfort and fear challenges listeners to discover significance in the thirty-five minutes of "Testa Piena D'Orche" (meaning "head full of orcas") - a struggle that may well leave some wanting.
Psycho Shop - My Sweet Holocaust
Although Psycho Shop have an impressive collective experience when it comes to making music, this does not translate that effectively when listening to "My Sweet Holocaust", their first studio album. Although the combination of ethereal female with harsh male vocals has been a successful formula for other darkwave/EBM acts in the past, it doesn't gel quite as well here.
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Various - Mothers Against Noise vol.1
Re-release of the "Mothers Against Noise vol.1" noise and experimental sound-art compilation. Originally released in 2005 as part of the Mothers Against Noise (dot) Org temporary web phenomenon.
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Various - You Are Here: a Compilation of Wisconsin Electronics
A free downloadable release showcasing musical talent from the US state of Wisconsin, compiled by native Wisconsian musician/DJ/promoter Matt Fanale alias Caustic.
Connexion Bizarre Pins
State your indivuality and rhythmical reverberation with this set of five one-inch Connexion Bizarre buttons! One featuring the main C.B. logo, three featuring the alternative mascots/logos and one featuring the Connexion Bizarre "reverberate rhythmically" motto.
Price: 6.00 Euro (worldwide shipping included)
- r0m, Dutch sound artist
- OPN Production, record label
- Plastic Sound Supply, record label
- Saffrola Sounds, record label
- Vendetta Music, record label
- Alternative Party
- ConTune, Copenhagen-based club/events organization
- Dark Twin Cities, webzine
- Re:Automation Log, webzine spin-off from Re:Automation Radio
Netlabel releases spotlight
- Indu Mezu "2019" (Pulsations For You)
- ps "080319" (Enough Records)
- Sparkling Sea Horse "Yoda's House"
- Sowrkream "From the mellow menses lab" (Pulsations For You)
- Vysehrad "no signal 3:50" (Enough Records)
- Various "[Un]reachable Canopy" (Chase Records)
- Various "Wounds Of The Earth I" (Wounds Of The Earth)
- Audiocalypse Now!
- "Operation Ganymede", new Ganymede album
- Locust Lecture, radio show
"Kin Dza Dza", Russian sci-fi cult movie from the 80's (video - http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=...
- part 1 and http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=...
- part 2)
- "Invisibility Cloak one step closer" (Scientific American)
">"Hipster: The Dead End of Western Civilization" (Adbusters)
- Build your own 'Ceiling Cat' (found via Tonikom)
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