Sunday, 12 January 2014

Various Artists – "D.I.Y. Electronics for the iPad Generation (40 Minimal Classics from before the age of MIDI)" – ( a Die or DIY? Mixtape # 4) 2013

It is generally accepted that Rock, in its broadest term, finally died in 1984. The main culprits in this tragic demise have always been accepted as Capitalism, consumer brainwashing, and freely available easy to use technology. The almost criminal acceptance of MIDI as the tool for musical communication killed almost all relevant and exciting music stone dead overnight. Gone were the slightly mistimed notes that made music human, made by humans for humans. In came music made by machines for corporations’ banks, and therefore for the New World Order. This reached its zenith with the advent of post-acid, house music; which along with stuff like the neutron bomb, LSD as a mind control tool, assassinating dissenting public figures,- had its origins in a secret room in the Pentagon. Music, and I hesitate to call it music(program, or Pogrom, is more descriptive), for the Illuminatti, MK Ultra for the unwashed masses. This is the stuff that turned us all into the consumer monkeys that we are today; and the worst thing is that its STILL here, after 25 fucking years!
Lets go back to the BC (before good computers) of electronic music. When the only way instruments could talk to each other was with a rather unpredictable thing called “Controlled Voltage/gate” (CV/gate), or, by that even more unpredictable device called playing an instrument by hand!!!?? How primitive, or rather how good was that? We are now becoming in reality, a fleshed out version of that brit-flick non-classic “Morons From OuterSpace”. Technology has become so miniaturised and complex that we only know how to operate it, but are clueless as to how it works. There was never this problem with the original synthesisers, if a component failed it was merely a case of replacing a defective part, or more often a swift bang with the hammer and it functioned once more. Like 21st century cars, you can’t fix 21stcentury synthesisers yourself, you gotta pay the man, or buy a new one. That, and built –in-obsolescence, ensures the consumer treadmill of global doom keeps turning until we all starve to death.
This compilation celebrates the electronic world before MIDI removed mankind from the equation. When, shock-horror, musicians played synths “Live”with ….erm….“Hands”? Probably slightly out of sync with a human drummer, standing at two electronic drum pads. Yes, there were sequencers, but they were just as unreliable and unpredictable as those inefficient fools that made them, homo sapiens.
I suppose this is the start of the next generation of evolution, when man merges with machine. Cometh the Cyborg! But maybe worse, we could all just exist as computer programs, like modern music, and the incredibly shit modern cinema, which is nothing more than watching a computer game for two hours. CGI consumer monkeys being controlled by a CG new world order, in a fake self replicating digital universe, that will hopefully disappear up its own Computer generated black(arse) hole.
Track Listing:
Part One : “Arpeggiators agogo”
1 – “Voodoo” – Chris and Cosey
2 – “Happy Funeral” – Kitchen and the Plastic Spoons
3 – “Lost in Madagascar” – Anne Cessna and Essendon Airport
4 – “ Mechanical Breakdown” – Crash Course in Science
5 – “Sexuality” – We Be Echo
6 – “Ottos Pornos” – Gorilla Aktiv
7 – “R.A.M.” – The Klingons
8 – “High Pressure Days” – Units
9 – “So Obvious” – Absolute Body Control
10 – “One Little Soldier” – Patrik Fitzgerald
11 – “Robot” – The Plastics
12 – “Et Hop” – Phillipe Laurent
13 – “Contemplation” – Solid Space
14 – “Untitled” – Portion Control
15 – “Day Breaks, Night Heals” – Thomas Leer and Robert Rental
16 – “The Fashion Party” – The Neon Judgement
17 – “Fat Cow” – Nervous Gender
18 – “This Deception” – The Midnight Circus
19 – “Computer Bank” – Phillip Lawrence and Mark Phillips
20 – “It’ll Never Work” – The Sea of Wires
Part Two : “Bleeps,Burps and Buzzes”
1 – “Spiegelbild” – Gorilla Aktiv
2 – “Push me pull you” – Futurisk
3 – “Cardboard Lamb” – Crash Course in Science
4 – “Spinola(blotch)” – Portion Control
5 – “Its Very Simple” – Ampnoise
6 – “Fatima” – Inertia
7 – “The Goo” – Noyz toyz
8 – “Shrinkwrap” – Attrition
9 – “I Like Your Elbows” –Colin Potter
10 – “Touch” – 96 Eyes
11 – “Kortsluiting” – Störung
12 – “Herzlos” – Stratis
13 – “Saturday” – Schicksal
14 – “Before Breakfast” – Irsol
15 – “Information Therapy” – Richard H. Kirk
16 – “Under press of Sail” – Claire Thomas and Susan Vezey
17 – “Endorphin” – Third Door From The Left
18 – “Fascination” – PseudoCode
19 – “Forgotten Boys” – DZ Lectric and Anthon Shield
20 – “Outreach” – Chris Carter

20 comments:

bill said...

Possible my favourite rant of all.

Bravo. Keep on kicking against the pricks. Long live DorD2.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Cheers Bill, I must say I enjoyed reading it myself.

Anonymous said...

The Hafler Trio
discography
http://uptobox.com/hqdp2j8m6s55


want to share hete?

Anonymous said...

here*

Jonny Zchivago said...

Thanks, but its Too high brow for me.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Also, that Andrew Mackenzie bloke is far too precious with his work to allow me to host it here. Only Beyond the Implode, and Crawling chaos twats are worse. So beware, he'll be after you.

Anonymous said...

please delete the H3O link

Jonny Zchivago said...

WOT?

Holly said...

Wonderful! Thank you.

Petty Vendetta said...

Stream this mix here:

http://8tracks.com/pettyvendetta/diy-electronics-for-the-ipad-generation


;)

Jonny Zchivago said...

Hey, nice one Petty V!
I'm back!
Didn't realise you lived in Seattle,like my yank pal Ken.He's weird,but he lives in France now ,which is how I know him.

Tone scientist said...

Part two blocked. Any chance to re-up please?

Jonny Zchivago said...

Try it again,seems fine to me....sometimes it takes a few goes to get mediafire to ignore their amazon/iTunes alliance.
I'll re-up to google later though.

Tone scientist said...

It works now. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

This post is wonderful! This Blog is wonderful! Jonny, your (counter)culture, your material, your posts, your reviews is what I needed! Cheers!

Jonny Zchivago said...

many thanks anon xx

Paul said...

Track 6 in part 1 is corrupt. Can you take a look and repair / replace it?

Jonny Zchivago said...

Is it Gorrila Aktiv?....you can get that elsewhere on this blog.Just search for Gorilla Aktiv.

Jonny Zchivago said...

http://dieordiy2.blogspot.fr/search/label/Gorilla%20Aktiv

Paul said...

NM, it was my connection. I d/l'ed again and track 6 is fine.

Great site, btw!