Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy new year

The champagne (Louis Roederer) is in the fridge together with a couple of beers. Today will consist of some fine cooking, a good meal and drinks with friends. Nothing fancy.

Yesterday was yet another slow day, it was raining. So after a quick swing around town for a coffee break with some mates, it was back to my place for some more movies.
The Illusionist was first up - excellent, with some really beautiful scenery, costumes and dialouge. Acting and story/plot were also up there. After that we saw Little Miss Sunshine, a sweet little feel-good-movie. I really liked Steve Carell's performance and character.

I added Fastlane to my links section, check it out.

Ricardo Villalobos - Gugga Sempa
[Perlon, 2006] (buy)
This is track number two off of Ricardo Villalobos' "What's wrong my friends?" release. Minitechish house yada, yada :-)

I suppose some sort of white hot party extravaganza new-years-eve hit would be in order to post here, but I really can't think of any... this will have to do. From the Harthouse compilation I've been digging lately, it's ace.
Alexi Delano Pres A.D. 1010 - Can You Compute (A.D. Rmx) [Harthouse, 2006] (buy)

Happy new year, may 2007 become a great year for everyone!

Let's hope Random Circuits stays alive for atleast one more year :)

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Rend rex

Forgot to mention it, but I saw Grizzly man and The exorcism of Emily Rose not too long ago, two solid movies all in all. I'm easily scared by horror/fright films so the Emily Rose movie kind of got to me, hehe. Grizzly man was unbelievably sad, funny and tormenting, annoying. Today I watched the finnish movie Matti, which kind of resembles Grizzlyman in mood and feeling. Thumbs up for all three movies.

A batch of music has found its way to me... exciting innit!?

Emperor - Ye Entrancemperium
[Candlelight, 1997]
Metal dosage.

Tiga - 3 weeks (booka shade vocal remix)
[Different, 2006] (buy)
Le trend dosage.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Nightly service

My favourite music at the moment (no order):

Harthouse Electronic Injection (compilation)

Skatebaard - June nights south of siena (track)

Booka shade - Shimmer (track)

Martin buttrich - Cloudy bay (track)

Sonnert - A decent night sleep (track)

Sally Shapiro - Anorak christmas (track)

Rekorder - Rekorder 7.1 (track)

The knife - Forest families (Live) (track)

Kleerup feat. Robyn - With every heartbeat (track)

Sonotheque - Looney tunes (track)

A friend of mine who has been producing for a while sent me some tracks earlier today and I really liked one of them. It starts off with some trancy vibes, but not in a tacky way, then develops into a nice little evil gem. It's way too short, but check it out! (Don't know what he calls himself, but the track is named section9 hehe)

Section9 [N/a, 2006]

Thursday, December 28, 2006

New place and soon new year

I have finally moved to a new appartment. My older brother was kind enough to let me stay at his place for a while, until I can find something on my own. It's pretty rough to get a decent place in Gothenburg at the moment, but I'm searching like a mad man so hopefully I'll get hooked up soon enough. At the moment I'm just happy about having somewhere to stay that has an internet connection.

Anyone else missed the Harthouse Mannheim compilation 'Electronic Injection'? Seriously good shit all the way through with mixed styles. The Terence Fixmer track 'Eaux Troubles' has got me mezmerized the most at the moment. Buy this awesome release!
Terence Fixmer - Eaux Troubles [Harthouse, 2006]

I probably won't make too much of a big deal out of New Years Eve, gonna try to take it easy with the partying and just enjoy myself without hyping the night up.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry christmas

God jul!

See you at Magnus & Magnus and/or Jazzhuset tomorrow night.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The List and Other Stuff

Okay so here's my fucking subjective best-of-2006 list (in no special order);

* Sonar (Festival/event, Barcelona)
* Dole and Kom - Monster Eats the Pilot (Ep, Ek records)
* Dominik Eulberg - Der Buchdrucker (12, Traum)
* This is Hardcore (Club, The loft/Barcelona)
* The squid and the whale (Film)
* The Eye (Club, Nefertiti/Göteborg)
* Magnus och Magnus (Bar & Restaurant, Göteborg)
* Rutgers (Bar, Göteborg)
* Borat (Film)
* Joel Mull - Stepping (Ep, Harthouse mannheim)
* V for Vendetta (Film)
* Ellen Allien & Apparat - Orchestra of bubbles (Album, BPitch)
* Booka shade - Movements (Album, Get Physical)
* World of warcraft (Computer game)
* The Knife - Silent shout (William's acidic circuits remix) (Track)
* Dark vector - Touch tomorrow (spinks remix) (Track)
* Florent - G net (12, K2)
* Mr. Nogatco - Nogatco Rd. (Album, Insomniac)
* Oxia - Domino (Track)
* Atmosphere (Live, Sticky Fingers/Göteborg)
* Intricate - Captain trunk (Ep, Spezialmaterial)
* Kobra (Tv show)
* Markus guentner - Love society (Album, Ware)
* Alex smoke - Paradolia (Album, Soma)
* Nathan fake - Drowning in a sea of love (Album, Border community)
* Jor-el - Fade away (Track)
* Williams (Artist)
* GS2H (Club, Respekt/Göteborg)
* Monolake - Alaska/Melting (12, Monolake/ICM)
* Ljå - Til avsky for livet (Album, ??)
* Digitalism - Zdarlight (moonlight remix) (Track)
* Martin landsky - 1000 miles (Track)
* Gui boratto - Sozinho (Track)
* Beli Konji (Club, Respekt/Göteborg)
* Thomas Schumacher - Is not (Track)
* Mahogny (Café, Göteborg)
* Riot in belgium - The acid never lies (Boyznoize 909 remix) (Track)
* I-robots - Frau (Kid alex minimal to disco mix) (Track)
* Battlestar galactica (Tv show)
* Hotet (Club, Nefertiti/Göteborg)
* Dominik Eulberg - Bionik (Track)
* Ableton Live (Software)
* Stephan bodzin - Silhouette (Track)
* Kupon - A zoom in (Track)
* High stakes poker (Tv show)
* Snakes on a plane (Film)
* Ada95 (Programming language)
* Sucre-sale (Café/Creperie, Göteborg)
* - RIP! (Blog)
* Dominik Eulberg & Monopop - The bionik motor (Noah Gibson edit) (Track)
* 611 records (Record store, Philadelphia)
* Nathan Barley (Tv show)
* Ström (Radio show)
* Dokument humor (Tv show)
* Bret Easton Ellis - Lunar Park (Book)

Glad we got that over with.
Now here's my
prediction for the upcoming year - 2007
First of all the fast and steady rise of minimal techno (and its relatives) as the dominant club music has been awesome and great. However it's getting almost silly now, everyone and his mother is competing over who likes electronic music the most and who was first in doing so. It's one big ass 'ryggdunkar'-scene today. Not all bad, of course - it spreads the music, but a little annoying to see that indiepop kid with musical tunnel vision suddenly spewing superlatives over the latest Kompakt release or whatever. Anyways.

Two thousand and seven will probably see a decline in this trend, sooner or later. Sonar'07 will probably host a record amount of swedes though. I think the next big thing is very boring music, elevator ultra minimal blips and shit (I will name it 'elevator-post-techno') AND/OR the rise of a completely new genre, PANZER ELEKTRO - bonecrushing hard electro not far from noise, almost unlistenable and uh, yeah. What do you think? Yes, I'm taking the piss.

Jokes aside, something sad happened yesterday night. Ohmygosh has been more or less forced to close down. A big loss for the blog community and techno heads world wide. OMG has introduced me to an enormous amount of new producers, labels and tracks. I think, honestly, OMG made me buy more records and certainly of a wider variety. A big thanks for the time and dedication you guys put down and into your excellent blog.

Edit: OMG seems to be back on track with a slight change in direction to smaller labels etc. Also added Bret Easton Ellis' wonderful 'Lunar Park' to the list, a great book.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Happy holiday

Isolee live @ Sonar'06

Oh the joy of not being able to walk around in the central area of the city without being stepped on or shoved around. Christmas hysteria is here! Myself, I'm mostly concerned with my two upcoming exams (Real-time systems tomorrow!).

I've had two marvelous weekends back-to-back, with awesome club nights and good company.
Last saturday we went to the balkan-techno-extravaganza[tm] club called 'Beli Konj' arranged by the Glory Crew at Respekt* - great success and happy times ensued despite the long and slow queue to get in. After that a nice techno-minimale after party was held by a friend until early morn'.

This friday we built a ginger bread house (pepparkakshus) and drank good stuff to warm up, then we made a pit stop at Smaka and after a beer or two there it was off to The Eye at Nef, which of course was as good as always. One taxi, with great people, later I found myself at another after party that kept on for long enough.

Thanks to all friends & aquintances for making my weekends bitchslappin' good! Now I'm looking forward to see what the 25th and new year has in store (don't believe the hype! "cyberpunk retro fest med maria antoinette -stuk").

Finally had the time and connection to look at
OMG, some seriously good stuff they post - cheers guys.

While I'm at it I have to recommend this edit/mix of Monopop and Dominik from one of the ohmygosh posters:
Dominik Eulberg & Monopop - The bionik motor (Noah Gibson edit) - A favourite of mine at the moment.

PS. A best-of-2006 list from Random Circuits is on the way.

* A place that really has shaped up.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006


Ain't nothing new. In school at the moment.

Reading Hjalmar Söderberg's book Doktor Glas - excellent shit. Saw The Departed yesterday, not too shaby at all. Kk.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Artisan botanist

Walking out from (system)bolaget with 1 bottle of fine red wine, a bottle of Plantation rum, a Glenfiddich whisky, a six pack of newcastle ale and 3 Innis & Gunn feels good, but hurts the wallet severly.

Here's the Gabriel Ananda track I wanted to post yesterday, it is by no means new or anything. And I guess most people into this type of music has already heard it. Meh, fuck it, here goes..

Gabriel Ananda - Miracel Whop [Platzhirsch, 2006]

Just trying to get back in the game fellas ;-)

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Morning coffee

With a bit of a blog post on the side.

The Steadycam + Rice twins Kompakt evening at Jazzhuset last week was good. Been digging lots of gabriel ananda and dominik eulberg the last days, superb stuff.

The plan was to have a track here (ananda), but seems my connection and zshare doesn't get along right now. Hopefully I'll get it up in the evening after school. Hold tight!

Friday, November 03, 2006

Waking up with a trähatt

I'm still 'ere, ok? Cherish the moment.

Electro treat -
Umwelt - Don't trust me

I'm probably the last person in the world giving you this, but whatever.
Thomas Brinkmann - 128 rua villalobos

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Well weapon

Okay, taking advantage of the fact that I have internet access for now.. so more stuff.

Try this this on for size and tell me what you think;

Roobik - Flimba

I'm hooked Battlestar Galactica, i'm in the middle of s02.. nice not overly nerdy sci-fi :)
What else? Hmm.. I've been working on a basic multi threaded web server in Java for one of my new courses, it is pretty much complete. It's called Vrede and I plan on improving and extending it.

Well mexico

Still no internet connection at my place.

Been digging Joel Mull's Stepping/Sleeping, Booka Shade's Darko (and the remixes), Isolee's newest, Jori Hulkkonen's album Dualizm (damn, Lo-Fiction is ace!) and Alex Under & Brinkmann's split (the brinkmann track is BIG) lately - oh and Squarepusher of course. Without internet it's hard to keep up though : - (

Short on cash too. Life is tough at the moment. School has been bad, might get better.. 2 new interesting courses started this week. Tonight Steadycam and the Rice Twins will play at club Elektriska Svanen at Jazzhuset, be there or be square.

Until next time.

A track just to post something (anything).
Jori Hulkkonen - Dying of beauty (feat. Tiga)
(as always, buy if you like.)

Friday, September 08, 2006

Guess who

Oi, oi. I'm writing this from home for a change! I've stumbled upon an open wireless network and I'm surfing with slower than modem speeds, hooray. Anyway my neverending quest for a stable and functioning internet connection continues, but it is nearing its end. Won't say when, cause I've already managed to make myself look silly the last two posts.

After my abnormally long vacation school has started again. I'm taking a statistics course and computer graphics (opengl), both seem very interesting. Since I have been without internet for so long I have done some more or less creative stuff; dabbled a lot in ableton live, some photoshopping, a bit of sketching and such. Will upload bits of this asap.

Take care all.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Swedish election '06

First of all; no I haven't gotten an internet connection in my new pad just yet (trust me, I'm frustrated). Probably after the weekend. I am at a friend's house - so no music treats. On with the topic..

Oh yeah, it's that time again folks. Election! I'm having a hard time deciding, leaning towards (mp), (pp) or (v) though, but anything can happen. Should really read up more.


Thursday, August 17, 2006


Have moved to a new place. Don't have a internet connection yet. Will try to be back very soon. Cheers.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Moon park

Petter - Some Polyphony [Border community, 2006] (buy)
"Petter is a 20 year old DJ and producer from Stockholm in Sweden who is fast forging his own unique niche in the musical spectrum." --

This is a great track, housy stuff. A1, kay kay?

Tuesday, July 25, 2006


Imatran Voima - In/Out [Tellektro, 2002]
Ha ha ha ha ha. TECHNO SLUT!

Monday, July 24, 2006

Code ten


Eedl - Too Few Arguments (No Arguments At All Lacklustermx)
[Psychonavigation, 2004]
This is the IDM sound of 2004, enjoy it while you still can gimp! So much better than much of the crap being released now.. but at the same time so much worse than some of the good things being released nowadays. Hippy.

Edit: Managed to catch up on some of my old blog favourites (OMG, LAT, GSG, etc). Big up and much <3

Thursday, July 20, 2006


Hmm. Just testing the Perfomancing add-on for firefox. Seems neat, but the font will probably be all wrong.
It's hot outside by the way.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Knaster & feet 4

Probably the last part in this mini series :)

Monolake - Alaska
(f-forge link) [Monolake / Imbalance, 2006] (buy)
Again a coin flip of which track to choose on this fine release "Alaska melting", this is A1, B1 is Melting (duh) and of equal proportions of minimal dubby techno. Heavy shit, listen to it.

Ebb - Life is on TV
(f-forge link) [Gaymonkey, 2006] (buy)
Guitar + electronics + vocals = commonly used formula hehe. This is cool downtempo stuff though. The track is from swedish artist Ebb's debut album "Loona".

My usual uploading places were giving me troubles so I had to resort to some other sites, hoope they're not too annoying.

Edit: Added f-forge links, the other sites are very annoying to be honest.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Knaster & feet 3

Another middle of the night serving from the trenches known as Random Circuits. Take care.

Infinite Scale - Fade
[Toytronic, 2005]
I used to be really into toytronic, it's good stuff. Here's some really sweet, calm triphopish IDM from Infinite scale. Light up a joint, lay down in a hammock and enjoy with a glass of lemonade under a star sprinkled summer night sky.

Booka Shade - In White Rooms (Elektrochemie Remix)
[Get physical, 2006] (buy)
The huge tech house track gets reworked by Schumacher and co. Go big, or go home.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Knaster & feet 2

It's early in the morning and i'm slightly drunk. Part two, here we go.

Shane Berry - Freed [Trapez, 2006] (buy)
Another trapezer, Berry the shane with some pure minimal. Flip side of "Losttime". Deep pounding for the win.

Plat - Trainers [Unschooled, 2005]
Jazzy, fragile, ambient. Like BoC but not at all. Like it. The album is called "Compulsion".

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Knaster & feet 1

Been away for two days.
Thought I'd start a series of posts containing 2 tracks, one more of the headphone/livingroom type and one more to the dancy/devil side.

Seven Ark - Glass Shattering Under Water
[Neo ouija, 2005]
Great album that I sometimes forget about. When I remember it and put it in my stereo everything seems surreal and a bit sad.

Luke Le Mans - The Docks
[Trapez, 2006] (buy)
Minimal wohoo clubby stuff from Luke Le Mans on Trapez no less. A1 and the release is called "Jerry, spring her!" - but my money is on this b side acid stomper. Check, check.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

First aid

Arpanet - Event horizon [Record makers, 2006] (buy)
New EP ("Reference Frame") from the mysterious arpanet. Electro with that doppler-drexcyan-'werk touch. This track is a 'electro ballad' (tee hee), cyberpunk sadness ahoy. Go go!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006


Just woke up so bare with me.

Dr. Octagon - Ants (feat. Dj dexter)
[OCD International, 2006] (buy)
Doc Ock is back! Kool keith's third album this year and dr octagon's second ever. It's called 'The return of doctor octagon' - it bears little resemblance to the original album. This is electronic, modern, fresh and way out there hiphop. Buy it, don't listen to pitchforkmedia - they are wrong about this one.

Literon - Machine 1
[Fortek, 2006] (buy)
Techno. Literon, the release is 'Machines'. This is A1 and it's fucking ace. The other side is not to take light upon either.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Big television

Absu - Feis Mor Tir Na N'Og (Across The North Sea To Visnech) [Osmose, 1995]
Some metal again, from 1995. The group hails from USA and the album is called 'The Sun Of Tiphareth'. Not quite as dark and fast as I would like it but nevermind it's still fine black metal. Yes, I'm a metal n00b :)

LocoDice - Seeing through shadows
[Minus, 2006] (buy)
A swift turn from the guitars and shit back into the world of synths, drum machines and computers. LocoDice provides a minimal hymn for us to enjoy. Muffled beats, nice melodies, and some sweet bass later on. Gets big words from both phonica and boomkat.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Blow torch horse

Watching the world cup football final. Good game so far. A bit of a late post I guess, but here we go.

Fuckpony - Cell phone hit [Get Physical, 2006] (buy)
Fuckpony released a 12" in april this year, 'Ride the pony' which is also on the newly released 'Children of love' album. The LP is cool, very groovy. Most of the tracks are high quality stuff, in fact I (once again) had troubles picking a stand out song since all of 'em are so nice in their own way (Silence, Freaky stories of earth, etcetera). Whateva, cop the record and you're home safe.

Common factor - Through (Phonique remix) [Moodmusic, 2006] (buy)
Nice piece of
cover art for this twelver. It's italo influenced, it is a floor knocker, it's very good and well made. Bass, drums, strings - yummie!

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Waffle giraffe

Not that Adrey Tautou (in the pic) has anything to do with this but, I watched Manderlay two days ago. I loved Dogville so I had some pretty high expectations which Manderlay actually managed to live up to. Maybe not quite as spot on as Dogville but not far from it. Good job Mr Trier.
Yesterday I spent the day drinking coffee and walking around town. After some drink & cocktail freestyling at a friends house it was time to head out to local summer time favourite place M2 - great atmosphere and very nice music. Which means my funds are quickly collapsing near the zero mark.

Alter Ego - Transphormer (Johannes Heil Remix)
[Klang, 2006] (buy)
Metallic treatment from Mr Johannes Heil, suitable for a busy dance floor. I dig the
cover art for this 12", 'Transphormer (remixes)' which on the b side features a mix from My My.

Martin Landsky - 1000 Miles
[Poker flat, 2006] (buy)
Monotonous, steady and long mood heightening phase. Head nodding, quality tech house. Loved his FM Safari, but this is even better. There's a remix by Loco dice on the B side, which adds some warmth and soul into it.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Perpetual equinox

Couple of nice tunes in this post for ya, all in the electronic dance music sphere and all very good.

Smash TV - Yellow Asteroids (original)
[Bpitch, 2006] (buy)
Electro house from Smash TV (Holger Zilske and Michael Schmidt). The flip side has softer beats and is more to the left side, but retains the core of the track and has a slightly better build up.

Gui Boratto - Sozinho
[K2, 2006] (buy)
Not very new (released in March), but non the less a smashing tune. Minimal techno crafted with a murderous touch for melody and percussion.

A friend in the pic, with some drinks.. at the Loft ftw.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Uncontrollable sense discrepencies

I finally got around to upload two very short clips I recorded during my stay in Barcelona in June. Here's one from The Loft, 'This is HARDCORE'; recorded on the 14th of June. Here's another from the 17th, it's the MFA live at Sonar by Night. Kinda crappy quality and all, but I think it gets the atmosphere message delivered.

Dominik Eulberg - Der Buchdrucker
[Traum, 2006] (buy)
This is the title track from Eulberg's latest outing on Traum, released three days ago. The song starts out pretty rough and vicious, gets some love and beautifullness into it around the 4 minute mark. The b side is all plinkity-plonk and snappy minimal beats, grinding away. Two awesome tracks, and I just picked one of them kinda randomly. A definitive keeper 12" in my book!

Sigh, I should get more Traum releases.. the quality is just astounding. Gimmie some mo' money ok thanks bye.

PS. The picture is from another Sonar clip I recorded, pretty neat dontcha think?


Alright, continuing with the black theme a bit in this post.

Gorgoroth - Under the Pagan Megalith
[Embassy, 1994]
Oh yeah! From Gorgoroth's first full length album, 'Pentagram'. Black metal Norway style - old school.

And now for something completely different..

Jake the rapper - Death
[Combination, 2006] (buy)
Probably my favourite track off of Jake's debut album which is called simply 'The rapper'. Yeah I know I've been raving about this guy ever since I got back from Sonar.. but his live show was just sooo good.

In other news; I watched Nacho Libre a couple of days ago.. pretty good but not up there with Napoleon dynamite. Bought two 12" for my last dough (DOH!). My hard disk is filled to the max, so gotta delete some music or movies I guess :-(

Tuesday, July 04, 2006


Here's something you won't expect from Random circuits: Norweigan Black Metal!

Ljå - Svart [Aftermath, 2006] (buy)
Edit: Ljå - Tilgi dem aldri *
From their debut album, 'Til avsky for livet' - translates to something like 'Loathe of life'. It's dark classic ~'94 styled black metal. Very good, it has been done before but it's executed well enough to warrant a purchase for any black metal fan. I think Ljå means scythe btw. Ulver and Gorgoroth are apparent references.
* Added a track with some vocals, hehe.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Sonar music

Here's some tracks from artists I had the pleasure to see and hear live this weekend.

The MFA - Disco 2 break [Bpitch, 2005]

Wonderful electro techouse tune. These guys were proper heavy live. Jesus.

Isolée - Face B [Playhouse, 2005] (buy)

Hadn't listened that much to this dude before, just a few tracks and remixes here and there. Saw the wicked concert and I'm hooked. Here's a great track with the trademark isolée feeling which he performed a heavy mix of. The same album, 'We are monster', contains additional sweet tunes like 'My hi-matic'. (Probably old news to most, but hey).

His latest outing 'Western store' is killer as well (

I really wanted to expose a Jake track right about here, sadly my copy of the album 'The rapper' hasn't arrived yet and no luck getting any of it from soulseek (yet). But check out the clips on his
label's site and pick up a cd while you're at it. It's unorthodox (in a very good way heh) hiphop with divine rap, both lyric and voice wise. Throw in some more harsh dancey tunes and you got the Jake.
Miki mikron feat. Jake the rapper - Eingeborene!
Collosseum Schallplatten GmbH, 2005]

Hot chip - Colours [Emi, 2006] (buy)
'New' album from the hyped up chipsters. Excellent in every way. Synth electro pop disco hello music! Ps. They were fucking their synths live, and I found that it was better live than on album.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Back from Sonar '06

Here's a report of my 2006 Sonar festival experience.

Day 1 (June 14th) - The beginning

Me and Carl meet up at around 10 to grab the bus out to the airport. We arrive on time, check in our bags and go straight for the bar. Two pints later we are ready to board our flight to Münich. Another airport, another bar, two more beers and off we go to Barcelona. We fumble around for a while before we find the right terminal to pick up our bags, then we hop on the first bus to the city core. The hotel was not very difficult to find, and I was pleasantly surprised of the high standard and the awesome location.

We unpack a bit, buy ourselves a few beers and decide to check out the nearest surroundings and the Sonar by Day facilities. No stress, we find Sonar by Day after very little research (it's really close to our hotel) - and we're ready to check out the night life of Barca!

After just kind of randomly walking in the direction of the Sonar By Night area and popping in for a few beers and shots at some places, we end up in a biker bar for more drinks. We chat with some of the locals to try and find info about any POUNDING TECHNO MUSIC. Sure thing, one of the guys tip us off about something called Razzmatazz which he knew was the bomb 10 years ago, haha. What the hell we figure and catch ourselves a cab to the damn place. It turns out it's closed. Heh. Whatever, we get out of the cab and start to scan the area for like minded peeps. After some more walking (not that much really), we do find ourselves some sweet devil's audio - The Loft. Here's the flyer:

You see the text clear enough? Yes it says The Hacker, Oxia and Vitalic are playing on the 14th. We had no clue about this when we entered though, we just heard the good ol' bass and decided to check it out. 15 Euros poorer, two big ass jack&coke later we are in the groove. We stay at this place the whole night basically. One hundred percent awesomeness.

Day 2 (June 15th) - The "go bananas"-day

I wake up and immediately open a beer. We have big plans today. Gotta pick up our Sonar tickets, check out as much as possible on the first day of Sonar (by day) and then as a finisher go see the Insen performance by Alva Noto and Sakamoto. Guess what? Our master plan crash lands somewhere in the middle of Kansas.

We pick up our tickets just fine, after like one hour of queueing in the massively hot sun and downing several beers to quench our undying thirst. Now what? I think we went back to the hotel for some more drinking (red wine+coke ftw!).
Then back again to the Sonar (by day) area to look at some of the acts. We cruise around for a while just taking the whole spectacle in. After reading the programme more closely we see that The Knife is playing at 17:00, tough luck though, it's completely packed and full. Off to The Dôme and Jake (The rapper). Killer showman, killer show, super music and I will try to get my hands on the album asap.

At around this hour I'm quickly becoming real proper wasted and my memory fails me. Me and Carl hung out and just chatted and got drunker, after a while we went to a bar and drank tons of Fernet Branca shots.

Day 3 (June 16th) - The "oh noes i feel ill"-day

Woke up with a smashing hangover. Decided to go out and have some coffee and cruise around town. Ate lunch at a place that seemed proper but was really feeding me germs to make me vomit over and over and over again the nearest 24 hours. Drank some sangria, chilled at the hotel room until the hangover was almost gone.. and that's about the time my food posioning kicked in massive style. Cheers. Couldn't move out of the hotel room so I missed basically all day 2 acts (Liars, Pole, Senior Coconut, etc) + all the first Sonar by Night artists (Jeff Mills, DJ Shadow, Jimmy Edgar, Nightmares on wax, Krush, Otto, Tiga, Laurent Garnier, etc). A real shame.

Day 4 (June 17th) - The end
Fuck! Still felt the death touch of the illness gripping me as I woke up. Managed to check out some random day acts anyway (, Takemura, Kimmo & Samuli,, and then a miracle happened. After having a well made vegetarian meal at a restaurant near our hotel I was able to slowly recover from my puking-marathon. We prepared for Sonar by Night.

Strolled down to the Sonar busses at around 23(?), got on, got out, got in.
First reaction: OMFG! A complete airport complex was at Sonar by Night's disposition. Like 3 hangars and one outdoors area - all in the mega-shit-this-is-so-big scales. We ordered some beer, and indulged ourselves in the music; Hot chip, Isolée, The MFA, Audion got our full attention and then some glimpses of Goldfrapp and Miss Kittin. After the kittin we had to leave cause we had a plane to catch sadly.

I will upload some movie clips I recorded during the festival and hopefully a few tracks of the albums related to this text. Stay tuned!

Monday, June 12, 2006


Big ass gap since I last posted anything! Wow, I truly have been slacking. Whatever it's worth; I haven't been listening to much fresh stuff lately.

Silicon Scally - Chrome Introduction [Scsi-av, 2001]
Oldish, spot on electro with a sinister touch. Silicon scally is aka Carl A Finlow and some other alteregos.

Mr. Nogatco - Bionic Fuse [Insomniac, 2006] (buy)
Newest project of mr Kool Keith. It's psycho governement sci-fi themed hiphop of the finest variety. Cop this.

Thursday, June 01, 2006


Ait, here's some sugar sweet dance tunes for the summer floors.

Coburn - Give me love (Lutzenkirchen remix)
[2006, Great stuff] (buy)
Electro house, a sure fire banger at your nearest club.

Linus loves - Vh1 [2006, Breastfed] (buy)
Linus with some eighties influenced symphony. From the album 'Stage invader'.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Touch tomorrow

A while ago I was raving about some Dark Vektor tracks that I only had preview ~2 min clips of. Here it is, full lentgth.

Dark vektor - Touch tomorrow
[Dona-li, 2006] (buy)
Catchy, robot pounding, clean and well executed classic electro. The Spinks remix of this track is awesome as well, so pick up a copy of this asap!

Monday, May 29, 2006

Boom selectah

Luke Envoy - Gamma [Hot flush, 2006]
Evil 'dubstep' shit from this luke mister guy. Best served chill with a nice cup of darkness.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Come on, let's go.

Uusitalo - Uutta verta hangella [2006, Huume] (buy)
My fav track on the album.

Schwefelgelb - My pornoshow [2006]
Pretty funny electro, not on any label.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

It's true, I got something for you.

Zero 7 - Futures [2006, Atlantic]
Opener track from their new album, The Garden. José Gonzalez is singing. The usual zero 7 sound besides that.

Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto - Aurora [2005, Raster-Noton]
Good ambient.

Uusitalo - Tulenkantaja [2006, Huume] (buy)
Perhaps better known as Vladislav delay and Luomo. This is dubby techno. Title track of his new album.

Sunday, May 21, 2006


Joel Mull - October C
Deep vibes from Joel. He played here not long ago, but I missed it.

Thursday, May 18, 2006


Waiting sucks. As does exams.

Hug - The Chopper
[2006, K2]
John Dahlbäck. This is from 'The Platform' 12". The title track is good too, but this is the clear winner on the release. Minimal techno, of course.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Music videos

While browsing around (Youtube especially) for some nice videos, I came across many that I love. Sometimes it's just the video I fall for, sometimes the track is the strongest part, but most of the time it's the interaction between both audio and visuals that hooks me. Check 'em out.

Grandmaster Flash & the furious five - The Message
Underworld - Born Slippy
Future Sound of London - We have explosive
A-ha - Take on me
Aphex Twin - Aparatus
Boards of canada - Dayvan cowboy
Laurent Garnier - Flashback
Les rhythms digitale - Hey you what's that sound?

Warming up

Laurent Garnier - Greed (part 1+2) [2000]Electro laurent style.

Styro 2000 - Saghcal
[2006, Bruchstuecke] (buy)
Swiss producer. Cool vocal samples (police radio?) and tricky techno. Some are saying it sounds a bit like hip hop - I don't get that at all.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Anger (Rare Force 2 Meg Mix) [1998, Ninja tune]
Old! But sounds nice. Ryuichi and Alva Noto are performing at Sonar '06, but that stuff doesn't sound much like this hehe. Will be cool.

Trying some new upload places again. Holler if they suck big time.

Thursday, May 11, 2006


Oliver Hacke - Millepieds (Anders Ilar Remix) [2006, Level] (buy)
Here it is, B2. And it's the best of the mixes featured on the release I think.

3 Channels - Lady Salata
[2006, Trapez] (buy)
Tribal! Very good work on the drums. From the 'Bar 135' release. Enjoy it on repeat :)

Even better from Bar 135:
3 Channels - Amnesia [2006, Trapez] (now really buy this)

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The sunshine chill shift

More of the Serge and more of electronic goodness. What an unbeatable combination.

Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg - 69 Année Érotique
Godlike bassline. And those strings...

Oliver Hacke - Millepieds (Slg remix)
[2006, Level] (buy)
Minimal, jacking and jerky techno, with a touch of 'emo' (tee hee). Anyone heard the Ilar remix of this track btw? I'm dying to hear it. Uploaded this (sloowly) to sendspace, how is that working out for ya'll?

Flight to Barcelona and a hotel has now been booked! Sonar, here we come! Only the tickets left, but we'll take care of that in a few days, np. See you there.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006


Alex Bartsch - Thunk [2006, Sportsclub] (buy)
From the split 12" 'Nakombi' also featuring Franco Zeiger. Pretty heavy!

Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg - Je T'aime Moi Non Plus
And now, a classic in every sense of the word. Serge the man, the myth, the legend.

Monday, May 08, 2006


Ait, time for some psy-electro. No, it has nothing to do with psy-trance (what is that anyway?). This is psycho electro, god damnit!! (yes, I just made that genre name up).

Marco Bernardi - Welcome To My World (Feat. Rei Loci)
[2006, Frustrated funk] (
Title track. Not very fitting of the season I think, but it's nice shit. Come to think of it electro is very winter/autumn flavored music to me. Ah well, who cares. Frustrated funk in full effect!

I have had zero time to browse other people's blogs for almost a month now. That sucks, but can't do much about it. I will have to try harder, simply. Peace to the bloggers keeping it up (you know who you are).

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Sol II

More sun, less time in front of the computer - yay! Anyway, depending on a few independent factors you may or you may not see me at this year's Sonar music festival in Barcelona. I really hope I can make it there.

Kool keith - Make up your mind

Great track from the classic album 'Sex style' (1997) by everyone's favorite whacko rapper mr Kool keith aka dr octagon aka dr dooom aka black elvis etc etc... this delivers!

The black dog - Ripheadv2
[2006, Soma] (buy)
New EP release from the noir hound that goes by the name 'Riphead' and is on the label Soma. This is A1 and it is solid, fine electronic music not differing too much from their previous work. Swell.

Thursday, May 04, 2006


Finally a bit of love from the weather gods. To celebrate that fact, here's some imbalanced minimal techno tracks, both from the release "Friends are silence" on My best friend - buy this release.

Jorge Gebauhr & Riley Reinhold - Six Sick Torros
[2006, My best friend]
Remute & Riley Reinhold - Polyester
[2006, My best friend]

Still a bit dodgy on the free time front, sorry. Will try to do better! (and excuse me if these are posted all over, haven't even been able to read any blogs)

Monday, May 01, 2006


Tim Koch - Blue and Grey [Merck, 2006]
From his new album Faena on merck. Classic IDM, not very fresh or exciting perhaps, but very well made. I dig.

Tim Koch - X to M [Merck, 2006]
Another one from the same album, my favorite. Haters who yell 'cheesy' at this - GTFO! :-)

Buy this release.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006


One of the records I bought while visting Over There was Yo La Tengo's "Today is the day!" [Matador, 2003]. Just wow. It really rocks my socks and therefore I shall give you two wonderful songs from it.

Yo La Tengo - Today is the day
Yo La Tengo - Needle of death
'Today is the day" is clattering rock with kind of classic guitars and fittingly ailing almost insipid vocals. "Neddle of death" is all sullen, carefully treading and demure pop. I don't know why but it remids me of Nico's "The fairest of the seasons", how odd.

I promise I'll try to get some new, fresh electronic stuff up here ASAP.

Edit: Just noticed - big words today. Jesus, haha.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006


Autechre - Goz quarter [Warp, 1997]
This music isn't cool anymore. It's too nerdy. Of course I still love it to bits. Autechre at its finest, from the Envane EP.

Sorry for brief and infrequent postings lately, much on my mind and in my life going on at the moment thus disrupting the order of the Blog.

Sunday, April 23, 2006


What a weekend, I'm wrecked - literally. Had a very weird attack today; started sweating like a mad man and could hardly breathe while my heart was racing and it started to itch in my fingers. Had to lie down, drink a glass of water and then after a few minutes I was alright again. It was pretty scary.

Zeigeist - Tar Heart
Apparently this has been around in the blogosphere (haha) a while, but heard it just now. Sounds like the knife. I like the production, not a fan of the vocals though.

Saturday, April 22, 2006


Just woke up, it's 5. Bbq and beer soon.

Tjark - Traum Lutzenkirchen Remix [FQ.Inside, 2006]
Arena techno!

Edit: still drunk, sorry
Edit2: Detta är riktigt bra!

Friday, April 21, 2006


It is friday again.

Egoexpress - Telefunken (Adolf Noise Mix)[Ladomat, 1999]
Feeling all Daft Punk with that bass line.

Ok, ok. One more for the mainstream dancers out there :)
Kylie Minogue - Come Into My World (Fischerspooner Mix)
I actually think this is pretty cool, maybe on the verge of "just too much".

Thursday, April 20, 2006


I'm a bit busy, so here's an older tune.

The Go! Team - Bottle Rocket

Tuesday, April 18, 2006


I was never gone! Heh. My mini vacation was great. I'm gonna post some of the stuff I bought.

Jake Fairley - Frantic [Kompakt extra, 2004]
While checking out some of the kompakt extra stuff in
611, this A side grabbed my attention immediately. Superb evilish techno! The b-side by Peter Grummich is not too shabby either :-)

Dynarec - Component zero [Vaporware, 2005]
Master of slightly unorthodox electro featured here on RC for the third time now (oh my!). Spooky male vocals coupled with mostly straight forward beats and synths makes this track a stomper.

God damnit, my beloved technics 1200 is starting to act up (even more than it usually do), the start/stop button doesn't affect it right away sometimes but instead has a delay of up to 5 seconds(!), and I can't go from 45rpm to 33 without first shutting it off - what's up with that?! It also sometimes just randomly stops spinning and I have to press start again. Bah, maybe it's worth repairing it, a new one is just too expensive for me right now.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Greetings from Philly

Yo all. Just reporting in, letting you know that I'm alive and well. The weather is fantastic, sunny and warm - just the way a frozen swede likes it (especially after an abnormaly long winter). Payed my favorite Philadelphia record store (611) a visit today and came out $64 shorter. Here's what I got:

  • Ozy - Lingo (remixes) [Trapez, 2004]
  • Jake Fairley / Peter Grummich - Speicher 23 [Kompakt extra, 2004]
  • Dynarec - Component zero [Vaporware, 2005]
  • Yo la tengo - Today is the day [Matador, 2003]
  • MD - MD remixes [Merck, 2001] - Very happy to have found this one.
  • Legowelt vs Orgue Electronique - Untitled [Vynalogica, 2002]
  • Plastikman - Plastique [Plus8, 1994]
Tonight I'm going to see 76:ers vs Washington Wizards. Go philly! And tomorrow it's NYC time for me and my bros. Håll i hatten.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

See ya

Tomorrow I'm off to the states for a little more than a week of shopping and clubbing. Will try to post a bit while there, but don't count on it. Cheers fellas.

The Organ - Steven Smith
[Talitres, 2005] (buy)
Quaint pop from the organ, with a scent of Smiths and the Cure. The whole album is very solid and goes under the name 'Grab that gun' and has been spinning frequently here the last few days. Full of little delicious pop gems, the perfect soundtrack to slit your wrists to. Sinking hearts and Memorize the city are two other great tracks.

Steadycam - Knock Kneed
[K2, 2006] (buy)
Du di, du di, du di, du di, du di. Swedish David Janzen on K2 making some nice techno. Haven't heard the b side yet.

Check this out (nsfw):

"hahaha u gotta love the way keith thinks" - quoted for truth. :-)

10:47: Minimal

Popnoname - On the Run [Italic, 2006] (buy)
House with soft edges. The 12" is called 'You are popnoname'.

Mike Shannon - Sudden moves
[Scape, 2006] (buy)
The album is called 'Possible conclusions to stories that never end' and has a lot of mixed styles. Most of it minimal in nature. I like this one the most.

Donnacha Costello - Bear Bounces Back (Troy Pierce's Too Sad To Bounce Mix)
[Minimise, 2006] (buy)
Troy Pierrce remixes Donnacha Costello's Bear bounces back and puts it firmly in minimal land. Great build up, stays pretty quiet, chugging along, never lashes out or gets crazy. Smooth and great!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Maps and trees

Picking right up where I left off. More sounds for you.

Lars Wickinger - Blutrausch [Traum, 2006] (buy)
Mintech house. Traum is just über. Dunno much about this Lars fella though. Except that this release is spot on, cheers.

TV-Resistori - Serkut Rakastaa Paremmin [Fonal, 2006]
Why hellow thar. Tv-resistori, makers of splendid, sweet and fuzzy finnish indiepop. I want more of this infectious lalala stuff. This track is from Fonal's latest compilation called 'Summer and Smiles of Finland'. Aaah this music, sun, some green (dry) grass and cold beer and good friends. I dunno where to buy this yet, but be sure to pick it up if you can!

Tomorrow will be just as good, got two (or more) tracks ready to unload.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006


I admit the last three previous posts has been a bit boring. Sorry, but sometimes I just don't have the energy needed to make quality updates (and I hate myself for it. Almost).
[rant]Woke up today drenched in cold sweat, as I often do nowadays... fuck it. Tickets and everything is sorted out for my US (Philly+NYC) trip, just have to go and pick up my new passport and I'm all set. Getting a haircut tomorrow, about friggin' time (again). Have some shit behind me in school, having difficulties to motivate myself to be honest.[/rant]

On with the musics.

Redshape - Coffee and cigarettes
[Delsin, 2006] (buy)
B1 off the cool Shaped world ep from dutch artist Redshape. It is techno and it sounds good. Dancefloorish. I like the title also, reminds me of the
movie with the same name from 2003, it was ok. Title track is decent, the remix of it slightly better imo (minimal style). Worth buying, of course.

Der zyklus - Formenverwandler
[2001, Gigolo] (buy)
From new to old(er), here we have the man behind Dopplereffekt as Der Zyklus for a classic electro track. Both kraftwerk and drexciya comes to mind. Originally released 2001 on 'Der Zyklus II' ep on International Deejay Gigolo records. Now, 2006, re-released on Frustrated funk alongside other smashing zyklus tracks on the '...' ep. Check, check.
Edit: God damnit, oh my gosh posted this yesterday. Didn't check their blog then. Bah :)

The chance is pretty slim (to none), but I'll go ahead and try anyway. If you happen to know any great clubs or record stores in Philadelphia (know some here, but share anyway) or NYC (manhattan preferably) that I shouldn't miss out on - pretty please drop a comment.

Monday, April 03, 2006

12:20 -12:27

I'm losing my edge.

Ural 13 Diktators - Blind Love (Huntemann remix) [Alphabet city, 2004]
Electro house remix of kitschy synth electro track.

Slagsmålsklubben - Hit me hard
[Beat that!, 2003]
Swedish chip synth with Fight Club samples.

Edit: OMG are first as always, check out: Eyerer And Chopstick - b1-Electric (Williams Remix). Ace.

Saturday, April 01, 2006


With a lingering backlordness (hangover) and no interesting new music in my speakers I hereby post two old tracks ait. Care to recommend me any music I should get? Going to the states soon and will shop mucho.

Medasyn - The battle feat. lady sovereign
Dj shadow feat. roots manuva - Gdmfsob (unkle uncensored)

Thursday, March 30, 2006

13:17 -14:12

Arf, I've catched a rather annoying cold. Sore throat and my nose is fubared. Good old Bauri treats us with some unreleased carefully crafted, elegant electroish tracks on his blog - really recommended that you pick these up (<3 purple nights).

union palm
Haha! Two tracks I made six years ago. Stumbled upon 'em while browsing through my old HD. Have fun :-)

Wednesday, March 29, 2006


D-styles & Dj flare - Carcass of mutilated humanoid [Slit Wrist, 2000]
Fifteen minutes of insane scratching techniques over a frantic electro beat grinding away while the cuts are layered ontop. Dope and menacing from back in the days of 1999, from the record 'Pharaohs of funk'. Mad scratch session, aah yeah f-f-freshh.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006


Lindstrom - I Feel Space (Freeform Reform Parts 1&2) [Playhouse, 2006] (buy)
A side of the I feel space remix 12", the B side is also great (even better in some ways). The space continues to haunt us, bitter sweetly so.

Breakestra - Stand up! [Ubiquity, 2005] (buy)
Funk is rare around here, but I love these guys. From their 2005 album 'Hit the floor'. Will be released as a single in april (the 11th?).

Funk D'Void & Phil Kieran - White lice
[Soma, 2006] (buy)
Glasgow producer Funk D'void of Soma fame will bless GBG this upcoming friday by playing at The Eye. No doubt, it will be mind blowing. This is how his latest release together with Phil Kieran sounds. The b-side contains a remix from Lee van Dowski which is slightly heavier.

Testing file-forge, tell me in the comment section if it sucks. Anyway, I copped some more records.. Praveen's Backed by spirits CD - was a little disappointed, too ambient and not very exciting at all, still a couple of nice tracks (I really digged his free demo/sample songs on his homepage). Better was Quench's Punctuated sampler on merck, very nice.

The picture was made by my very own 'Frucktal' generator program, am I not special?

Monday, March 27, 2006

Pom pom

Sorry for the lack of updates, I'm totally uninspired.

Alex Smoke - Snider [Soma, 2006] (buy)
Glasgow producer Alex Smoke's newest LP, 'Paradolia' contains many interesting tracks. This is one of them.