2011 was a very good year for the C-Beams duet. As most of the Dresden boys involving into the trendy label (in the good way) Uncanny Valley (Jacob Korn, Cuthead, Credit 00, Stefan Lohse…) Stefan Menzel and Sebastian Lohse (aka Break SL) are now out of the woods with their appearance on Smallville records, and their first Ep on Uncanny Valley. The label has benefited of a big (and well-deserved) support from the German press and Resident Advisor which has done a strong report during the last summer, and gave them the opportunity to upload a mix made by… C-Beams. Continue reading →
One of the most exciting documentary about modular synths and passion for them from crazy nerds and mad lovers needs your help. Previously known as Modular, the documentary, I dream of wires has received so much enthusiasm from its first promo trailler broadcasted on Youtube, and in synths forums, that the people involved behind have decided to extend the production of it. It should be 90 – 120 minutes + bonus, planned for the end of 2012, in DVD.
Now to complete the project, they need to find 30,000 $ (about 22,000 €). A good idea to rise money on interesting (and big) projects is to ask people to participate through funding platforms like Kickstarter or IndieGoGo. And it’s on IndieGoGo, that director of I dream of wires Robert Fantinatto has decided to ask for help.
It’s very interesting because this is not charity. You invest money (in hope the project works), but it is seen more as a “pre-order” thing. For example if you give 25 $, you’ll received a copy of the DVD when it will be released (incl. international postage). Then you have more “packages”, and more you give money, more you’ll received stuff : extra bonus like stickers, cds, t-shirts, limited box-set, your “executive producer screen credit”, etc.
So, if you are interested in the project like me, please make a “pre-order donation”. Honestly, I’ve sent 25 $ (about 18 €) to get a copy of this DVD when it’s out, because it’s a nice project, and also cause I’m a fan of big buttons, weird machines, strange bleeps and noises, and people who spend crazy money on them to tweek and plug them for hours and hours. It deserves the support of the electronic music lovers / community !
All the informations about I dream of wires and how to contribute are :
Shifted is an anonymous project from an artist who has been involved into the UK electronic scene (but not really related to techno) during the past few years. Since January 2011, the busy boy has released nothing less than three eps and a remix on Mote-Evolver, Szare’s Syndrome Z… and on his own imprint Avian. Close to the berghain-techno genre (Sandwell District, Stroboscopic Artefacts, Frozen Border…), Shifted doesn’t claim to be original, but does the job in a pretty good and proper way. Check out more about him here : Continue reading →
Cool words from Little White Earbuds about Eli Verveine’s BPTchk! mix ! “Her “Rawmance” mix for French website-cum-print-publication Boing Poum Tchak! is a perfect example of her warm and romantic style. To dance with fireside with a bottle of red wine“.
I found on my old computer a mini-interview I did with Jason Fine few months ago (and never published), when he was releasing his second album Future thought on the Swedish quality label Kontra Musik. I think it’s the right moment to upload it to know a bit more about this secret artist, with the output March 17th of the Future thought remixed ep by Ben Klock and the amazing Oni Ayhun. Continue reading →
Microniks est une nouvelle rubrique en lien avec les actualités de Boing Poum Tchak! sur Twitter, car désormais, vous pouvez retrouver sur http://twitter.com/boingpoumtchak des news exclusives et de courtes chroniques en anglais (environ un post par jour). Puis à la fin de chaque mois, redécouvrez ici ces reviews, agrémentées de commentaires en français (un peu moins expéditifs :-) ainsi que les pochettes des disques mentionnés et des liens audio. Janvier ouvre le bal avec une sélection matinée de house moderne ou retro, electronica, italo-disco, dark-ambiant, dubstep, abstract techno et post-techno. C’est (re)parti ! Continue reading →
Everyone at the moment is thinking these are good things (the ability to make music so easily with a lot of virtual sources). Especially at the moment with labels disappearing and all of the people that once helped decide whether a record is coming out or not not—the label manager, the friend of the label, the designer—are going away. People are finding it easy to publish something without any controls. And this is the problem with the internet in general. There is so much information, and no one knows if it’s true or not. It’s just there. It’s an information monster.