Archive for 2012
For having held this SILICON SCALLY‘s vinyl, I can say this cover created by DESIGN PRIMITIVE is awesome. I easily spent half an hour to watch all the items (Click on the pix for a bigger size). This graphic design with few color and no gradation representing alright the 00’s vectorial design made via the software ‘Illustrator’. Create an identity for Electronic music is not a easy thing, most of the time the picture is a simple & static photography or a caricatural icon slowing down a kind of personal escapism. Therefore the covers are often under the powerful level of abstraction of the music. Actually, the process of creation of this cover album entitled ‘Bioroid‘ seems pretty close to the concept of robotic music. Indeed, we can see these infinite loops repeated building an hybrid & cold framework.
SILICON SCALLY [aka CARL A. FINLOW] – Population III
« Bioroid » album released on Satamile Records – 2007
No information found about the graphic designer named DESIGN PRIMITIVE
ANTIZERO is a crew founded in 2007 by two producers ALIENSEXTOY & X-BEAT ‘que se define como la banda non grata’. The multiple soldiers of this team are pretty nihilist & secretive, doing their own music in the shadow of any business.
As a ‘new’ generation, after studied & understood the deep basement created by pioneers from Detroit Electro music, ANTIZERO has created its own rules & a unique signature in order to add some new values to this underground music.
Indeed, the ANTIZERO crew has built a committed identity along with some no nonsense thoughts. In this way, there is no obsolete futuristic warning about hypothetical machines, aliens threats like you can usually observe into the classic Sci-Fi imagery & purist electronic music, here the productions are more close to the dark novels from Cyberpunk movement. It means they develop a modern vision on the world and therefore they are focused on the dynamics to survive & resist in an half-accomplished post-apocalypse era… our current time.
ANTIZER0 [Point Zer0] – Aktiv Mindz 2008
At the first time, ANTIZERO is a solid international crew of music producers releasing albums & EP on some friendly imprints like : Napalm Enema Records (Usa), Militant Science (Uk) and many others … recently they’ve decided to evolve officially as a label saving the same uncompromising way of their start. About their music, it could be described as a Dystopian production, unique, raw, dirty, with a process of free creation, a scream liberator, in regular research of something virtual / unknown… Listen the following tracks to make your own judgement and be sure these underrated guys are in the music to stay & to disturb any form of order, perfect we need them.
X-BEAT [Italy] – Vita trà Sogno e Realtà 2012
DEPUTY-78 & MICROECHO [Germany/France] – H-BBB01 2011
Music will not be the same without the contribution of this producer. Now JAMES STINSON is in peace at home but in a way we can say he’s still connected with earth via his music :
THE OTHER PEOPLE PLACE [JAMES STINSON – RIP] – Running From Love
Taken from the masterpiece “Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café” Album released on Warp – 2001
Electro, Ambient, Minimal, Techno, ElectroPop …throughout all the type of music experimented, ANTHONY ROTHER has achieved success by maintaining this outstanding quality of production. Here’s his new attractive video clip :
ANTHONY ROTHER – Grid Stripper
Taken from the “Grid Stripper / Ape Machine” E.P upcoming the 06-2012 on Datapunk Records
More on the ANTHONY ROTHER website
SCAN 7 – Invisible Invasion
Taken from the awesome “Resurfaced” album released on Tresor – 1999