[037] great great britain

occasion-related summary – what great britain stands for (for me… so far):

richard burns, colin mcrae, kris meeke, craig breen, elfyn evans
jungle (brockie & mc det)
aston martin, lola, radical
the it crowd
gordon ramsay
throbbing gristle
wine gums
top gear (clarkson, hammond, may)
drum and bass (amoss, dispatch rec.)
user, utility plastics, serial scratch
monty python
brands hatch, brooklands, donington park, lydden hill, snetterton, thruxton
prodigy, fluke
lincolnshire poacher
peaky blinders
barbican, tate modern
uk space techno
luke slater, cristian vogel, neil landstrumm, regis, surgeon, luke vibert
billy connolly
craig ferguson
scotch eggs
sarah kane
tricky, portishead
james graham ballard
hyde park
ginger beer
little britain
ray cokes
waldemar januszczak

to be continued…


[037] great great britain

[034] netlabels

once or twice a year i still use to spend some online time on doing another netlabel tour – a virtual walk through this gigantic cemetery of trend-setting concepts and lost battles against the disadvantages of this kind of non-profit projects. some are still alive and there are even new ones to be registered each time i drop by. my personal netlabel heyday was between early and late 2000s i’d say.

staying up to date requires an insane amount of effort and time investment since basically everybody can provide music (or whatever is considered music) free and easy. the problem is: almost everybody does indeed, benefitting from the lack of professional quality control. therefore you have to go through a breathtaking amount of bullshit until one of those jewels comes to light, the jewels that are worth all the effort, that make you feel close to the real underground, that dont need to be afraid of the competition with major label releases. there is a bunch of very good netlabels of course. i will check cemetery, blogs and archives and even hunt out some new ones…

one of those quality netlabels certainly is bulgarian mahorka that just released the 5th issue of their “music for elevators” compilation series for the 2017 netlabel day. hell yeah! ambient par excellence!

[034] netlabels

[003] sweet nothingness

bloggers know: nothing is too banal to be mentioned here. this is a rather personal thing anyway…

activities with no productivity purpose were considered a waste of time a bit too long – with known results in the end. (basic) lessons we learn, or: he that will not hear must feel. so let’s focus on exact those (all meditative) activites – vacation plans:

  • vipassana meditation (one of the few leftovers of my buddhist period a couple of years ago),
  • longer walks at night, listening to quality psydub releases (“quality” mostly means being freed from flute, piano, guitar or other new age elements, check player below for a representative example),
  • sitting there in the middle of the forest with a field recorder, recording the sweet nothing, walden’s spirit,
  • getting lost in virtuality like exploring netlabel cemetry, playing around with music production tools, taking a hundred training laps around virtual eldora speedway or simply going on a tour through second life universe with my buddy adalbert, exploring abandoned places, favourite and new spots and (again) listening to sounds and music…
[003] sweet nothingness