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.