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Two of my favourite electronic producers, Bretschneider and Ikeda are releasing new albums this week
Mille Plateaux is re-launching with a Clicks & Cuts 5.0 in the summer, and Oval is bringing out his first album for very many years, so I guess my point with the thread title was that glitch is often thought of as a very time specific movement, but there's still seems to be a lot of great stuff getting made; for example the Aoki Takamasa track at the start of Clicks & Cuts 5.0 is off one of my favourite eps of last year:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVYRVNMBRhU and I've heard the new Oval is amazing, but I think of people see the Mille Plateaux relaunch as a bit past it.
Also, Bretschneider is hugely under-rated and is for my money, the best of the current Raster-Noton crop for the way he combines hugely diverse interesting rhythms with the more standard glitch elements.
Ummmmm. Yep, so that's that. Feel free to talk amongst yourselves.
but new Oval track, so who cares:
it's pretty interested. doesn't sound much like Oval, and definitely shows the advances of the last 14 years or whatever.
i really like it, bodes well for the album.
I like it tho, quite a lot.
you'll probably dig Bretschneider
for a man who looks like this http://tinyurl.com/255luav he makes amazingly funky music, in a kind of stripped-down, minimalistic german sort of a way.
Rhythm to my pile.
even though it is something I ought to (theoretically) enjoy. is there anything you would particularly recommend?
Maybe Vladislav Delay's Mutilla/Andreas Tillander's Ejit/Sutekh's Periods Make Sense or just any of the first couple of Clicks & Cuts comps.
Frank Bretschneider's Rhythm is one of my favourites. You might enjoy some more crossover stuff like any of Alva Noto's albums with Sakamoto;Insen or Vrioon.
Although as a side-note I guess that came in 95, whereas Clicks & Cuts came out in 2000, so the stuff about it being a period-thing is kind of bollocks.
but this bloke Aoki Takamasa is one my favourite producers ever:
the stuff he's done with Tujiko Noriko is really phenomenal as well.
which is great
and Type have just finished Thomas Koner's Nunatak, which is more ambient than glitch but great, and he was one half of the amazing Porter Ricks; whose Biokenetics is one of the best albums ever, but really hard to get hold of these days.
Ryoji Ikeda/ Mika Vainio gig last week, but essays had to take preference that night.
I think I'll have a glitch evening with myself sometime next week.
I only read old names here.
Discover the next generation:
Aoki Takamasa though! He's on the new one, isn't he?
I was sort of hoping we'd get some recommendations/discussion about what the new generation was, leading on from a disscussion of the older lot. And, obviously I didn't have Clicks & Cuts 5.0 when I started the thread, 'cause it wasn't out yet, but I will get it now and digest it.
The Ametsub album Mille Plateaux are releasing I have heard though, and it's great; here's the first track for anyone interested: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh2cG7ZGOVc
Don't worry - I am kinda used to it... :-)
Everybody is invited to discuss here:
also reflected in the Oval album on Thrill Jockey, I suppose in the way he's gone back to quite traditional melodies. i'll join that facebook group and maybe post something.
Interesting interview, where Oval gets into the reason why he used the 'traditional melodies' as oneforghost calls it up there. I like how the interview is a circle reasoning on how his new stuff is more musicmusic and yet his old stuff is music as well.
Oh yes, and there will be live dates in the future :)
I wince whenever this thread is bumped, but maybe it's rubbishness is appropriate for a type of music based upon mistakes and glitches...
for me clicks & cuts 5.0 has good points and bad points, i guess there's a lot of potential and some people like Yu Miyashita who I'd love to hear a full-length from.
in terms of MP's slurge about the album, I think this bit is interesting
This bears the suspicion of commerciality: "... perhaps more commercially minded..." (The Wire) So the question to you: - Does more music automatically make a track "commercial"? I haven't read The Wire review but it's an interesting idea that something should be more viable for going 'beyond' conventional ideas of musicality...
oh and the Helios remix of Ametsub's Repeatedly is lovely but an odd mix - I guess it's strange to see the kind of floaty, floating Pessoa-quotiting school of ambient electronica go with what was formerly a kind of concept-led intensely programmed style of electronica without much clashing.
what i've heard of the kabutogani album is good as well - takes the song-based, trad-melodies thing all the way to it's conclusion of writing actual songs.
so I'll have to investigate
'cause his track for me is the strongest that isn't by Aoki Takamasa
but I've been listeing to the Kabutogani lp Bektop and I really like it actually, does weird stuff to my neck listening on headphones and that's sort of what you want from a glitch record isn't it?
Bretschneider, Senking are both excellent. and i think the ANBB is pretty strong but I need to give it a few more listens.
ANYWAYS, point of the bump
(Ben Frost!!/Alva Noto remixing Kangding Ray...looking forward to upcoming lp etc.)
god, that man's really great. up their with murcof and jan jelinek as one of my favourite e-music producers/musicians. of last decade/ever.
picked up some ametsub love on the board recently, which is cool 'cause it is actually a pretty good record.