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V/VM -- Mouldy Old Tour====19ninety9-october/november
v/vm arrive in NYC on October 20th and will embark on a small mini-tour of the US. dust off your granny,,,,, don your favorite pig mask in celebration----- they thought it couldn't happen- obstacles were thrown in like huge big spanners/scanners========== lock up your daughters-- tell your butcher to prepare for the worst---//// a truely offal experience awaits-----an east coast seaboard^^^^^^^^^^extravaganza** west^next year--trust me-^^***** celebrate good times come on---- it's a celebration// ----- TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS000000- don't say you weren't warned--- expect nothing---- get something^ get what you want?????^ GET A HEADACHE and become partially deaf= // Philadelphia PA, New Brunswick NJ, New York NY, Miami FL, Chicago IL, Pittsburgh PA, Cleveland OH, Boston MA. 10/23 - 11/06. Check the website for more specific details.

Current 93 release a two-CD set of recordings from 1996's Hallowe'en performance in NYC and Nurse With Wound release a 2-CD retrospective of collaborative works - some still in print, some not, some never available. A great collection featuring collaborative efforts with Coil, Stereolab, Foetus and Tony Wakeford among others... Both collections are due out on 25th of October.


I'm completely stumped as to what to say more than what was already said in the press release. But since you're not reading that, I can agree that this is truly the best of the worst of the best of the best of the worst of the worst. 52 tracks - one for each week of the year on this lovely 2-CD collection. This is definitely in my top five of the year. The collection takes various bits and pieces from v/vm's lengthy career onto their first official v/vm product CD release. Lots of tasty gems and contributions from friends and family including Ducky and David Hassleoffalwaffleoff. Is it noise or is it art? Many fans of the cut up Nurse With Wound, the Kopyright Liberation of the KLF, the audio terrorism of Merzbow, witty antics of Non and social irresponsibility of Throbbing Gristle would all enjoy this release as a perfect introduction to the v/vm world. Sound sources are distorted, muted, changed, sampled, twisted, fucked, chewed on and spit back out - collages are constructed and deconstructed. It's harsh abrasive and beautiful all at the same time, with never a loss of humor. A miniature US tour is in the planning stages right now so stay tuned to us for the latest updates, as for now, this CD is finally available, should be bought by all and played for grandmothers everywhere. - Jon Whitney

I'm very surprised and delighted with Michael Well's latest output. Going under the guise of S.O.L.O. this time, his latest album is nothing at all like any of his previous work. He's dropped the 4x4 pounding techno, infectious happy hardcore, and balls-out gabber for a more top-notch IDM sound. There is a varied sound throughout the disc, still he is able to tie in elements of previous works such as G.T.O.'s "Kardiophunk EP," and the oddball tracks from both volumes of the "Data Trax" EPs on DataFlow. I would have to say that this album and his previous one, "Departure" by Signs Of Chaos, are an extension of what the Greater Than One albums would have sounded like after "G-Force" even without the seven-year techno excursion that followed. Michael Wells has gotten back to his roots. Released on long-time friend, Robin Rimbaud's (aka Scanner) brand new Sulphur Records label, the styles range from the contemporary sample-oriented Ninja Tune/Mo' Wax sound to the more abstract feel of what's coming out of Germany these days (ie To Rococo Rot, Nonplace Urban Field, etc.). The CD leads in with warm pops and clicks of an old phonograph, which melt their way into a Haruomi Hosono flavored piece (it would fit nicely along with anything on the Daisy World label). Wells develops a nice flow throughout the album, using the more downtempo percussion elements of jazz overlayed with organic synth washes and funked bass guitar loops. Darker non-worldly drones serve as the backbones to this uplifting feel, reminding me of what I like about Scorn, Locust, Scanner... and even Cylob. Some would try an pigeonhole this and the previous Signs Of Chaos album as 'Lounge,' but it's too far beyond that. String samples, flutes, Art Of Noise cut-ups, erratic slowed-down techno with a missing beat, record scratching by a dj with one hand and three fingers, an ego-boosting porn sample, bleeps, bloops, electronic sensuality... Go back and listen to your old Greater Than One albums and retract the lame press-release influenced opinions. Michael Wells is still the innovator. - Chris Miller

Following their Earworm 7" from a few months ago that didn't leave me too impressed, Left Hand return with a vinyl-only LP that is startlingly good. The LP looks as though it's from the early to mid-80's, and the style is slightly similar. No camp here, just influences (early 4AD and Factory releases) worn on their sleeves proudly. Sort of reminiscent of the sadly missed trio Lorelei, who also combined melodramatic 80's post-punk with 90's sonic sensibilities. There are also traces of other classic defunct bands, like Codeine, Moonshake (the singer for Left Hand could be Dave Callahan's brother!), and Bark Psychosis (whose restrained style is utilized on the beautiful "Electricity"), but not direct rips. Left Hand create otherworldly "rock", in a world where most indie are now afraid of the word. Available at - Jason Olariu

Warmth. Not heat, but warmth. The cozy, secure feeling that emanates from sitting in front of the fire place, or sleeping under flannel covers. It's also the warmth found in the intimate relationships. That's the feeling offered by Jessica Bailiff's latest release on Kranky. Sequeing from last year's Even in Silence, Bailiff creates hypnotic drone atmospheres laced with her ever so trademark vocals. The production of Low's Alan Sparhawk is evident on the album, with bandmate Mimi Parker making a cameo on drums on "Toska," the disc's second track. Unfortunately, following this track is a song that can be only deemed as "aggresiveness"--in a droner's sense of the word--with rather harsh riffs and--arrgh!--a drum machine. Even with that one discursion into the realm of whatever you may call it, tracks like "Across the Miles," with it's subtle piano melody, and "Perception," a twenty-minute symphony of textures and aural environs, make this album the perfect companion to a dark and rainy evening. Even the press release hints at the attempt to capture warmth with the album when mentioning that it was recorded at 20 below in Duluth, MN. - Carter Adams

Having never heard Philosopher's Stone before (sure, I've heard of them, with all the references to Amp and Flying Saucer Attack being strewn about), I was curious as to what they might sound like. I popped Apparatus into my player and was soon awash in a sea of waves and tones produced by samples drawn from Gareth Mitchell's electric guitar. When I read that most of the sounds had been culled from the guitar, I expected warm, analog abstractions, but was delighted to find pieces that also were tinged with dark, very electronic drones and frequencies. The standout track, for me, is without a doubt "Komposition." Pulsating frequencies build on each other, washing each other out in dense waves, creating a nice rhythmic chaos. I was quite pleased with my first Philosopher's Stone exposure--and I just might see to it that it isn't my last. - Carter Adams

Perhaps this is the first ever Dust Brothers proper album. The Dust Brothers have been responsible in the past for production and writing of albums like "Paul's Boutique" from the Beaste Boys and remixes for others. Unfortunately many remixes as The Dust Brothers from the early 90s is actually the Chemical Brothers before they had to change their name. Now that you're cleared up, this album would probably strike me as more excellent if it were anybody else, but since it is who it is - I'm slightly disappointed. Perhaps it's because I'm picky and have been waiting for a Dust Brothers album for about 13 years, perhaps it's because the beats get fairly generic over time, perhaps it's because it's a basic trip hop album from the guys who practically invented trip hop, but it could be accredited to being simply a soundtrack - needing that slight bit of easiness for the masses, music for the lowest common denominator. They do some really good stuff on this album however, and there's no bad rappers on it, the instrumental entirety is most definitely a plus with such disasters in the past year like Spooky and U.N.K.L.E. albums. This soundtrack is a good blend of upbeat and down tempo tunes, from huge block rockin beats to minimal beats - if it was not the Dust Brothers and I was not expecting something more, I would be very impresed. Parts of it even sound like what the Beasties would be doing if they shut their big mouths and actually listened to the music. Good analog sounds, my only real complaint are some of the beats and a coulple of other small things, but most of them happen when the bad beats kick in. And even in some places, it could pass for Coil trying their hand at an illbient / trip-hop soundtrack, but these are only small parts that end abrubtly, interrupted with block rockin beats from hell. The more I listen to the fight club the more I like it, it's a really good soundtrack, and kind of flows together well. It brings you up inserts those rockin beats and then takes them away like someone distracted you or, builds back up again and drops off, like you are club hopping or something. - Nick D'Uva

Nigel Ayers (Nocturnal Emissions), John Everall (Tactile) and Mick Harris (Scorn, Lull, etc.) come together via the UK post for this collaborative effort. Tracks 1 and 7 are constructed by Everall/Harris using source material from Ayers and tracks 2-6 are vice versa. The 2 Everall/Harris constructed pieces are reminiscent of Harris' ambient Lull project: pt. 1 is a slow, drifting, cloud of rumbling drones and washes and pt. 7 is similar only a bit more abrasive. Pts. 2 and 6 continue in that vein, but Ayers also adds a subtle keyboard melody and a train track like clanging deep in the mix. Pt. 3 is a very brief, noisier excerpt with one sharp, distorted sound halfway through ... to wake you back up I suppose. And pts. 4 and 5 introduce rhythm via a subtle bass line and a skittery, typewriter like percussion. This collaboration was supposedly so intense that it resulted in Mick Harris deciding to never release another album again and John Everall to seclude himself from contact with the outside world. Yeah, right. "Mesmeric Enabling Device" is enjoyable enough and good for sleepy time but it certainly doesn't blow me away and isn't anything I haven't already heard before. The Teresa Mills artwork for this disc is disappointing imo, I much prefer her work for Tactile's "Borderlands" and the Harris/Everall collaboration Trace Decay "Dispersion" ... - Mark Weddle

DNA LE DRAW D KEE (anagram of Elke and Edward Ka-Spel) is a special "ambient" project that features Edward Ka-Spel and Ryan Moore of the Legendary Pink Dots, Edward's wife at the time Elke and then 2 year old son Calyxx. This disc is a re-issue of a previously limited edition (500) vinyl only release from 1995 on Holland's Korm Plastic label. The cd contains two lengthy, flowing, instrumental sound collage pieces: "Decay" and "DNA". "Decay" uses electronic drones, hums, glitches, music box tones, samples of voices and bird calls, synth sounds and some somewhat tribal percussion playing. I especially like the 4 to 5 minute music box section ... very beautiful and relaxing. The track ends with a gradually building wall of ercussive tappings and bouncy synth notes. "DNA" begins with a minute and a half of soft piano and stereo panned static waves that I wish would go on forever. The percussion-less track evolves with synth waves and more music box tones, keyboard pads, static, baby cries and bizarre synth sounds such as warning signal-like beeps. The final four minutes or so build with bizarre, plucked guitar string type sounds and sweeping synth chords. Both tracks are varied and paced well, changing and moving often enough to avoid becoming boring. I hear bits similar to early LPD, solo Ka-Spel and Mimir and bits reminiscent of Neu! (especially the beginning of "DNA"), Eno, and early Pink Floyd. If you like the more atmospheric side of the Pink Dots and Ka-Spel's work, you're going to love this. The artwork for the inserts is a gorgeous swirled collage of psychedelic pastel colors, it's too bad Soleilmoon didn't make a poster for this one. Khalamalezh Vidas! - Mark Weddle

All eyes are on David Bowie but their ears are tuned out. Once a decade, Bowie reaches the end and is all out of ideas and tired of reinventing himself. In the late 1960s he was a bit young to have gotten stale, but there are moments before his first RCA album, "Space Oddity," which had some really lame bits. In 1980, "Scary Monsters" was a moderately lukewarm record in comparison to the excellent Eno co-produced trilogy "Low," "Heroes," and "Lodger". In the late 1980s, "Never Let Me Down" showed us that tired washed up side of David Bowie after his most popular decade with all the stadium sell out shows, big records and movie appearances. Now it's the end of the 90s and Bowie has reinvented himself enough times for one decade - with exploring Tin Machine, beat music revisited with Nile Rogers and even the Trent Reznor connection - he must be tired. With all the focus on his internet services and his multi-million back catalogue record deals, his artistic output has become weak, watery and boring. The album is a cookie-cut production littered with emotionless soft pop tunes and boring verse-chorus-verse arrangements. It's a good thing his internet service is successful for him and he's getting tons of money for his good era stuff because this album plainly sucks. There isn't even a standout hit or powderpuff gem to bop along to. - Jon Whitney

We know that sometimes these CDs are somewhat challenging to find, which is why we have a RECOMMENDED STORES section which can be used to obtain nearly everything available on the site.


Blast - t.b.a. CD (KK, Belgium)
Chemical Brothers - Out Of Control 12"/CDEP (Virgin, UK)
DMX Krew - We Are DMX CD/LP (Rephlex, UK)
Guardians Of Dalliance - Diffusion Rooms CD/4xLP (Moving Shadow, UK)
Krust - Coded Language two 12"s/CDEP (Talkin' Loud, UK)
Les Rhythmes Digitales - Jaques Your Body (Make Me Sweat): 99 Mix 12"/CDEP [with Cassius mix] (Wall of Sound, UK)
Orbital - Nothing Left 2x12" (FFRR, UK)
Pet Shop Boys - Nightlife CD/2xLP (Parlophone, UK)
Quannum Projects - I Changed My Mind 12"/CDEP (Mo Wax, UK)
SFT - Eyes Open 10" (Mute, UK)
Sneaker Pimps - 10 To 20 two 12"s/2x12"/two CDEPs (Clean Up, UK)
Special Forces [Photek] - Something Else 12"/CDEP (Photek Productions, UK)
Juan Trip - Balmy Under The Stormy CD/2xLP (F Communications, France)
Various - Warp10+1 Influences 2xCD/4xLP [collection of tracks that inspired the creation of Warp, including Unique 3, Ital's Rockers, Juno, Nitro Deluxe, Fallout, Reese & Santino, Model 500, Mr Fingers, A Guy Called Gerald, 808 State & more] (Warp, UK)
Various - Warp10+2 Classics 2xCD/4xLP [collection of tracks from early Warp singles, including Forgemasters, Nightmares On Wax, Sweet Exorcist, DJ Mink, LFO, Tricky Disco, The Step, Tuff Little Unit & more] (Warp, UK)
Various - Warp10+3 Remixes 2xCD/4xLP [collection of tracks from Aphex Twin, Autechre, LFO, Boards Of Canada, Nightmares On Wax, Squarepusher, Seefeel, Broadcast & more, remixed by Pram, Luke Vibert, Stereolab, Plaid, Mogwai, Spiritualized, Red Snapper, Autechre & others] (Warp, UK)
* Big Bud - Infinity & Infinity CD (Good Looking, US)
Chemical Brothers - Out Of Control 12"/CDEP (Astralwerks, US)
* Cocteau Twins - BBC Sessions 2xCD (Rykodisc, US/Canada)
Color Filter - Remix CD/2xLP [mixes by Click 'n' Cycle, Buzz, Sugar Plant, Technicolor, Flowchart, Sweet Trip, Junior Varsity KM and more] (Darla, US)
Daddylonglegs [Howie B & Naked Funk] - Horse CD (Palm Pictures/Rykodisc, US)
* Randy Greif - Alice In Wonderland 5xCD [reissue] (Soleilmoon, US)
* Kid Loco/Various - Jesus Life for Children Under 12 Inches CD [remixes of material by Talvin Singh, Pulp, Mogwai, High Llamas and others] (Atlantic, US)
Lali Puna - t.b.a. CD (Morr Music, Germany - Darla, US)
Le Forbici Di Manitu - Play & Remix Lt. Murnau CD (Earthly Delights/Soleilmoon, US)
* Lustmord - The Monsterous Soul CD [midprice reissue] (Side Effects/Soleilmoon, US)
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult - Dirty Little Secrets: Music To Strip By CD [collection of old tracks and remixes plus new material] (Rykodisc, US/Canada)
Pet Shop Boys - Nightlife CD (Parlophone/EMI, Canada)
Supreme Beings of Leisure - Strangelove Addiction 12" (Palm Pictures/Rykodisc, US/Canada)
Various - Little Darla Has a Treat For You vol. 13 CD [budget sampler] (Darla, US)
Various - Warp10+1 Influences 2xCD/4xLP [collection of tracks that inspired the creation of Warp, including Unique 3, Ital's Rockers, Juno, Nitro Deluxe, Fallout, Reese & Santino, Model 500, Mr Fingers, A Guy Called Gerald, 808 State & more] (Warp/Matador, US)
Various - Warp10+2 Classics 2xCD/4xLP [collection of tracks from early Warp singles, including Forgemasters, Nightmares On Wax, Sweet Exorcist, DJ Mink, LFO, Tricky Disco, The Step, Tuff Little Unit & more] (Warp/Matador, US)
Various - Warp10+3 Remixes 2xCD/4xLP [collection of tracks from Aphex Twin, Autechre, LFO, Boards Of Canada, Nightmares On Wax, Squarepusher, Seefeel, Broadcast & more, remixed by Pram, Luke Vibert, Stereolab, Plaid, Mogwai, Spiritualized, Red Snapper, Autechre & others] (Warp/Matador, US)
Richie Hawtin - Decks EFX & 909 mix CD (M_nus/Novamute, UK)

For a more comprehensive release schedule stretching far into the future, please check out the NEW RELEASES brought to you by Greg and Feedback Monitor.


I arrived at the show in New Orleans late, intending to miss most of the opening acts (DJ Stroke and DJ Genaside 2 - one of which cancelled). I got there just as one of them was wrapping his act up. Tricky was hanging out in the audience before the show, though only a few people seemed to realize it was him. The show opened with "Hell is Around the Corner" (the one that sounds like Portishead's "Glory Box"), and Tricky came on stage while the lights were really low, to where the crowd could barely see him. When the lights started to brighten up, he turned his back on the audience and spent the remainder of the concert with his back facing the crowd, which was kind of odd. Half-way through the first song, Martina (the female singer) came on and stayed up for the rest of the show. Also on stage were bass, drums, keyboard(s), and guitar. The show was overall really entertaining - a nice blend of all his albums, with a lot of newer material. The feel to the show ranged from beat-driven dance-energy to trance with impromptu-styled repetitious vox. One negative thing about the show was that there was no encore; apparently they had a show the next day at noon, but still . . . - Daniel McKernan


Ewald Murrer's new book is entirely pretty, from its burgundy cardstock binding, to its prints of fantastic creatures and scenes, to its short, dream-narratives. It happens to be just one of a series of Eastern European works put out by the Twisted Spoon Press, which includes a title by Jan Svankmajer's wife, Eva. I bought Dreams simply because I liked the cover, and the 17 stories inside all similarly dwell on the surface of things, calmly parading images before the reader with little introspection. The stories follow a peculiar cast, including Liesele Lousshart, Blumfeld the wizard, Child-Robert, Carmen von Bulow (with an umlaut to grace her), Herbert Lusperto de Pedurac, and Skeleton Bruzek, as they attend fantastic balls, scour small towns, lose eyeballs and find new ones, disappear in the kaleidoscope of events, then reappear without explanation. The voice is calm and avoids engaging the reader; rather than grabbing by the lapels Murrer seems like someone who's just woken up and is sleepily telling you his dreams whether or not you want to hear. And so, relying on vivid scenery and vatic pronouncements, these Dreams at the End of the Night, like all dreams, sometimes thrill and sometimes skim past without leaving much impression at all. Murrer's inventiveness is dazzling and he always manage to push past slack moments with handy showmanship. Certain images, rather than stories, remain; in one, after the crash into a lake of a gigantic airplane, "the women could be seen, now on the bottom, sitting dead in armchairs, swirling around in them, swirling^Świnding their way upward, toward the surface." Perhaps Dreams would serve better as a sourcebook for illustrators than for readers expecting more than images from stories. Still, it has a congenial presence, and sits quietly, ready to inspire, awaiting the reader's own pictures to clatter off its pages. - Paul McRandle



Recently, NYC mayor Rudolph Giuliani blasted a piece of artwork which was a painting depicting a black Virgin Mary with elephant dung thrown on the painting. This has given the US Congress more fuel to cut more arts funding across the boards. This can't happen. First of all, when you think back to some of the greatest works of art, how many of them have been controversial in some way or another? In fact the most famous ones throughout time are almost always the most challenging of their time, sticking out amongst a sea of mediocrity. We need artwork that challenges people to actually think so we can progress as a human race and have testaments to the times and atmospheres we live in for future historians and scholars. Second of all, further investigation of the subject matter of this particular painting can show us how ignorant and bigoted the NYC mayor is for blasting this piece of art. Example #1: obvious symbolism and deep meanings in the painting itself - elephant dung in the dry desert actually gives life to the smallest critters in the delicate food chain in those climates, bugs lay their eggs and build life out of the matter. The largest creature feeds the smalles creatures, the whole circular food chain gets reborn through dung! Example #2: the Virgin Mary is black - this makes me wonder if Giuliani is admitting he's a racist bigot? Keep in mind that the Nazis sought to abolish artwork too in the earlier parts of this century, and we're heading down this direction if we let this happen. What we each need to do is write our own letters to our congressmen (don't sign email petitions because they're all bogus) ***AND*** write one to Giuliani telling him to go fuck himself. (Our senators and representatives were voted to be our voice in various issues and if you don't know who that is, you can find your representative here and connect with your senator here.) Art is important, it is part of culture and lifestyle and if they don't realize this, hey at least it is good for the economy - this controversial piece will now sell for hundreds of times more money than originally worth before this episode. Arts funding can enable artists to work, can keep our museums and exhibits open, and educate our children, scholars and future artists to be expressive and insightful individuals. As a US Citizen, I pay my admission to this country and I would rather the money go to positive things. You don't see any congressmen getting bent out of shape for the billions of dollars wasted on their salary hikes, illegal campaign funding or treasury theft, why should they make a stink about something as vital to a culture as artwork? - Jon Whitney


Parent's American Religious Organization Defending Youth, (PARODY for short) is out there to warn your teenage children of the dangers of becoming Gothic. We strongly encourage you to check out their campaign at The life you save could be your own.

Subject: Comments and kudos

I've been surfing various sites of yours for awhile now, but finally checked out your home page. Very nice. Nice Ed Ka-Spel single, too, I just got it. Loved the confused person who couldn't understand how NWW could be around for 20 years without a "hit". My only real question is... what the fuck is wrong with your Organum site? It hasn't changed from the original jgreid University Of Washington site in almost two years. Given the recent deluge of Organum/Jackman releases it's really a bummer - no scans of covers either. I would assume that this is due to factors beyond your control, but if you're looking for discographical info I have quite a bit.

The Organum site has layed dormant for quite a while without anyone stepping forward saying that they want to work on it. The same is essentially happening with the Non web site currently.

Subject: Michael Wells and his God-like genius

Michael Wells is a genius! I think that Departure, Headsex and Frankenscience and the three best albums that I own. I only got into the music in 1995 meaning that I don't own everything and when I tried to back track the back-catalogue I found that everything had been deleted. Does anyone have any information about how I can obtain previous singles/albums, especially 'Tip Of The Iceberg'?

It's a mighty difficult thing to find and the people on the GTO mailing list "Data-Flow" are small but some of the most resourceful people out on the net. Perhaps one day brainwashed recordings might have the honor of reissuing back catalogue but until that day, it's a tough battle.

Subject: godspeed you black emperor!


After a 3 week long search, i finally managed to stumble upon a copy of Godspeed You Black Emperor's album f#a#infinity loop. i am extremely impressed with what this album did to me while i was listening to it. My parents and brother were all upstairs at the beginning of the album, frantic and running wild and over the course of the album they seemed to slowly fade away, along with the rest of the world, into the music. This is truly very engaging and gorgeous music and i just wanted to say thanks for revealing them to me. i have never heard anything quite like this before. i am on a constant hunt for new music you mention here, so i hope to hear more from Godspeed and other great bands.

oh, before i go. is the limited edition of f#a#infinity loop numbered? after listening to the vinyl once without recording it to CD (doh!) i found out that this was the limited edition from 1997, it has the crushed penny in it and everything. there was no mention of it being numbered anywhere, but if necessary i can return this vinyl for the other copy the store had to see if that copy is numbered.

anyways, thanks for opening up some new music to me

It's not limited nor numbered, different editions just have different photos glued to the cover.

Subject: thanks

thank you for the concert review of tom waits. i have wanted to see him for so long and reading the review makes me want to see that show even more. i also really like the movie reviews. loved the review of untamed heart.

Come on, too many nice notes this week, I'm getting sick of this.

Subject: gee thanks

I have 25 years of writing experience and know enough to ask for input....I didn't ask anyone to write the piece ....There is no way for anybody to know everything...except perhaps you... Don't worry, I'll take you off my list...

You are such an twit, I'm tempted to put you back on my list just to annoy you.... but that would be too easy, I suspect your life is already much more than you can deal with....
the street runs two ways, as my Indian grandfather used to say "c'qota obikano xses."

--this was a letter in response to my letters asking to be removed from her bulk email list asking about what to report on in some magazine on the next 'hottest trends'--

Subject: question


i'm a 15 year old producer(believe it or not) i am of coarse a fan of meat beat.
i was just wandering if you were aloud to give out Jack Dangers email address so i could as him for a few tips.
i'm not planning on selling or distributing his email address i just needed to find a few tricks from the man. i think that he's one of the best producers today. he doesn't think he's all that i mean he lives in an apartment that's cool. if he can do that that's cool. i like people who don't show off their wealth. so if you could i'd really be thankful.

i love the site.
well done.

#1, until you make a career out of producing and move out of your parents house, I personally won't consider you a producer, #2: we don't give out email addresses of anybody out of respect of privacy, sorry.

Subject: Mystery Track...


I'm looking for a Cabaret Voltaire song title...all that I know is that I seem to keep hearing «warm leather hat(...)» but I can't find this song without a precise title...

Please help!!! ;- ) Thanks!

The track in question is "Warm Leatherette" by The Normal, the very first release for Mute Records and the only known single from The Normal, Daniel Miller's band. Greg Clow and Jon Whitney like to get drunk and sing "Moist Towelette" to the same tune.

Subject: Church of Extacy


Several years ago I heard the song title Church of Extacy on a friend's mix tape and have wanted to get a copy. Can you tell me how to go about getting either their album with that song on it, or a good techno compilation that has that song.

I have no experience with techno, so I don't know which would be better.
Thanks for any help you can provide.

You might have to look to those stores that sell billions of CDs and do a search on Church of Extacy, although the used CDs of Church of Extacy often pop up in local record shops for pennies. Wow! Two GTO questions in one week. I hope everybody's ready for the new Greater Than One 7" due out shortly...


Fridge "EPH" and "Of"
Plaid "Rest Proof Clockwork"
Streetlife Originals "Sidewalk Stories"
Capitol K "Sounds of the Empire"
Shadowbug 4 "Tiny Voices of Love and Fear"
Crazy Penis "A nice hot bath with..."
- Dan Le Zen, from the Netherlands

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