• solipsistic NATION No. 158: Exquisite Corpse III

    11 Sep 2009, 09:18 by solipsisticast

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    Today on solipsistic NATION I have got a sweet Exquisite Corpse mix for your ears!

    This is actually the third Exquisite Corpse mix on solipsistic NATION but even so, I feel I need to tell you what an Exquisite Corpse mix is. You actually might have played a version of Exquisite Corpse as a child.

    Here's how it works: someone hands you a piece of paper and you have to draw the head of some person or creature, real or imagined. Let's say you draw the head of an ostrich. You then hand the paper to the next person but the ostrich head would be covered so they couldn't see what you had just drawn. That person would then draw a torso and they decide to draw the buxom figure of Marilyn Monroe. They then pass the sheet of paper to the next person but covering up what they had just drawn as well as the head of the ostrich. The next person decides to draw the legs of a gorilla. Yeah, let's go with that. …
  • Signals (Digital Selection)

    1 Dec 2008, 13:32 by ohskylab

    We've bowed to the sheer number of requests to make some of the Signals tracks available in a digital format. We've licensed the LJ Kruzer/Plaid track to Fabric for John Tejada's Fabric44 mix cd, out in the new year, so it made sense to do so. Please note that this new digital edition contains only 5 of the 13 tracks from the vinyl set, of which we still have a few available. Here's the lowdown:

    Various Artists - "Signals (Digital Selection)"

    UNCH018

    Release Date: 08/12/2008
    Format: Wav/320kbps mp3/192kbps mp3
    Available now from Junodownload and from other digital providers over the next few weeks


    1/ On/Off - One Day, Machines (Digitonal Remix)
    2/ Cursor Miner - William Tell Routine
    3/ Cyan341 - Heptagrammic
    4/ Line - How I Saved the World Single-handed
    5/ LJ Kruzer - Huba (Plaid's 15 Years Lost remix)

    Uncharted Audio bow to public demand and make available a selection of the recent Signals 7" series in a digital format for the first time.

    Preview here.
  • In search of the wonk!

    27 Apr 2008, 23:16 by AlexStacey

    We've been using the term wonk for a while now to describe a style of music that the music press haven't really given a name to yet. The name just seems to fit. Wonk isn't a genre. It's a meta-genre. In the same way that the prefix psy is used to describe many different styles of music (psy-trance, psy-breaks etc), wonk encompases wonky-techno, house, fidget, niche, garage, hiphop and dubstep. Some of it is so genre-defying that it can only be called wonk.

    Listen to wonk tag radio!

    So WTF is wonk? I would say it's characterised by wobbly basslines, quirky fidgety rhythms and a dunno-what's-coming-next vibe. It's appeal is in the wrongness of it all. The first big wonk track was probably Mr. Oizo's Flat Beat but since then the sound has developed and diversified massively.

    Stream and download lovely wobbly mixes by myself and chrisk over on our blog http://www.lopsided.org.

    I'm going to try to build a list of wonk artists here. If want to add anyone to this list, let me know in the comments.
  • Signals 7 subscription series - volumes 3 & 4

    31 Dec 2007, 16:10 by kone-r

    On top of exclusive tracks from Si Begg, Cursor Miner, On/Off (aka Posthuman - remixed by Digitonal) and Abstrakt Knights, the Signals 7 series on Uncharted Audio has since brought you delights from:

    AGT Rave Cru
    King Cannibal
    Beckett & Taylor
    Neil Landstrumm

    There are still some subscriptions available so head over to:

    Signals subscriptions page

    and get signed up before the last two volumes drop - you'll get all the volumes released so far (and a shiny free badge) shipped to you immediately, with the last two volumes in january and february '08.

    Oh yes!
  • Signals 7 subscription series - volumes 3 & 4

    31 Dec 2007, 16:10 by kone-r

    On top of exclusive tracks from Si Begg, Cursor Miner, On/Off (aka Posthuman - remixed by Digitonal) and Abstrakt Knights, the Signals 7 series on Uncharted Audio has since brought you delights from:

    AGT Rave Cru
    King Cannibal
    Beckett & Taylor
    Neil Landstrumm

    There are still some subscriptions available so head over to:

    Signals subscriptions page

    and get signed up before the last two volumes drop - you'll get all the volumes released so far (and a shiny free badge) shipped to you immediately, with the last two volumes in january and february '08.

    Oh yes!
  • Signals 7" subscription series - volumes 3 & 4

    31 Dec 2007, 16:10 by kone-r

    On top of exclusive tracks from Si Begg, Cursor Miner, On/Off (aka Posthuman - remixed by Digitonal) and Abstrakt Knights, the Signals 7" series on Uncharted Audio has since brought you delights from:

    AGT Rave Cru
    King Cannibal
    Beckett & Taylor
    Neil Landstrumm

    There are still some subscriptions available so head over to:

    Signals subscriptions page

    and get signed up before the last two volumes drop - you'll get all the volumes released so far (and a shiny free badge) shipped to you immediately, with the last two volumes in january and february '08.

    Oh yes!
  • Signals 7 subscription series - volumes 3 & 4

    31 Dec 2007, 16:10 by kone-r

    On top of exclusive tracks from Si Begg, Cursor Miner, On/Off (aka Posthuman - remixed by Digitonal) and Abstrakt Knights, the Signals 7 series on Uncharted Audio has since brought you delights from:

    AGT Rave Cru
    King Cannibal
    Beckett & Taylor
    Neil Landstrumm

    There are still some subscriptions available so head over to:

    Signals subscriptions page

    and get signed up before the last two volumes drop - you'll get all the volumes released so far (and a shiny free badge) shipped to you immediately, with the last two volumes in january and february '08.

    Oh yes!
  • Ten favourite records of 2006

    22 Dec 2006, 13:22 by brelson

    Monolake - Alaska remixes (Imbalance)
    Particularly for the first Substance remix. Really sends shivers up my spine. It's not often that electronic tracks seem to capture the essence of their titles, if that makes sense, but Alaska really hits the nail on the head - I feel like I'm about to freeze every time I listen to it.

    Spectral Network - Defragment parts 7-10 (Octal)
    The most abstract of this year's three new Octal releases. Octal 4, 5 and 6 are all well worth tracking down for mid-tempo dubby techno but it's this one that most gets me. Really expansive and out there.

    Burial - Distant Lights EP (Hyperdub)
    Possibly eclipsed by the Burial album, but as I'm not a CD person nor much of an mp3 downloader I haven't heard it. Burial's stuff stands out a mile from other dubstep I've heard. Some people overstate the extent to which it's influenced by Basic Channel/Chain Reaction and so on; yeah, it does use a lot of reverb and there's a warm, immersive aspect to the music, it's very distinct from that Berlin sound. …
  • A very best of 2006 list!

    4 Dec 2006, 23:56 by chicken_dance

    It's my turn now to write a Last.fm journal entry. For me, it's the right time to make a review of 2006 before the new exams strike again. Rewinding a previous year's music and choosing some of them as "best" has always been extremely fun for me. Actually 2006 was a vigorous and exciting year for the music scene. I can say that this year's music was much more interesting then the previous ones. (maybe last 5-6 years) Blame easy-to-use music softwares, high-tech preamps, or just Timbaland; now the music is more identifiable. It's easy to recognize that most of the music belongs to our period, that's new!

    OK, here's my list. 20 LP's and 20 Ep's show that i'm still dominated by the thought of jazz/funk and latin impacted minimal house, crunchy cold kliky ambient & idm, fat-bass driven techno (and some nu-disco) and of course post-post-post-post-rock.

    + sorry Max Richter, i'm skipping you until your next release.

    LP's

    01 - Acid Casuals - Omni
    02 - Kaada - Music For Moviebikers