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11 posts categorized "basslines"

zweikommasieben magazin #14 w/ basslines 5: disruptive patterns


we're happy to announce the release of the 14th edition of zweikommasieben magazin featuring n.m.o., palmistry, endgame, phuong dan, carla dal forno, zuli, ekman, telephones, broshuda, meandyou., feldermelder, bernardino femminielli, daniele guerrini, petit singe and more.

comfortnoise makes a contribution to zweikommasieben #14 with the column basslines: disruptive patterns, presenting hardy blechman's disruptive pattern material: an encyclopedia of camouflage (firefly books, 2004).

the text can be downloaded in an extended version here:
→ english: Basslines_5_Disruptive_Patterns_Footnotes (pdf - download with right click & 'save as')
→ german: Basslinien_5_Unruhe stiftende_Muster_Fussnoten (pdf - download with right click & 'save as')

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zweikommasieben magazin #13 w/ basslines 4: roots and routes


we're happy to announce the release of the 13th edition of zweikommasieben magazin featuring aïsha devi & tianzhuo chen, helm,heatsick, dean blunt, lumisokea, thug entrancer, mathew dryhurst, nick klein, lane stewart & rabit, butter sessions, don’t dj, felix kubin, phase fatale, lustmord, etc.

comfortnoise makes a contribution to zweikommasieben #13 with the column basslines: roots and routes, presenting paul gilroy's the black atlantic. modernitiy and double consciousness (harvard university press, 1993), paul sullivan's remixology. tracing the dub diaspora (reaktion books, 2014) and nicolas nova's 8-bit reggae. collision and creolization (near future laboratory/volumique, 2014). 

the text can be downloaded in an extended version here:
→ english: Basslines_4_Roots_and_Routes_Footnotes (pdf - download with right click & 'save as')
→ german: Basslinien_4_Roots_und_Routes_Fussnoten (pdf - download with right click & 'save as')
→ see also the blog entry "the essential, annotated DUB LIBRARY" for further dub related books & movies

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zweikommasieben magazin #12 w/ basslines 3: the message of the medium


we're happy to announce the release of the 12th edition of zweikommasieben magazin featuring dale cornish, prosumer, low jack & black zone myth chant, jesse osborne-lanthier, coh & thina frank, public possession, charles cohen & rabih beaini, container, barnt and volte-face.

comfortnoise makes a contribution to zweikommasieben #12 with the column basslines: the message of the medium, presenting dominik bartmanski & ian woodward's vinyl. the analogue record in the digital age (bloomsbury academic, 2015).

the text that can be downloaded in an extended version here:
→ english: Basslines_3_The_Message_of_the_Medium_Footnotes (pdf - download with right click & 'save as')
→ german: Basslinien_3_Die_Botschaft_des_Tonträgers_Fussnoten (pdf - download with right click & 'save as')
→ see as well this collection of crucial quotes from bartmanski & woodward

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the essential, annotated DUB LIBRARY (updated w/ nicolas nova's "8-bit reggae")


'cos a likkle bit of furda education cyaan do no harm, u no?

1. book section:

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à discuter: bartmanski & woodwards "vinyl. the analogue record in the digital age"


although definitively not suitable for philistines, we recommend this book because it contains plenty of fine observations, illuminative insights & useful sociological concepts regarding the cultural value of vinyl records:

bartmanski, dominik & woodward, ian (2015). vinyl. the analogue record in the digital age. london: bloomsbury academic. >>> purchase this book here

below we present quotes that we recognise as conclusions of the authors. (not that we necessarily agree -)

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zweikommasieben magazin #11 w/ basslines 2


we're happy to announce the release of the 11th edition of zweikommasieben magazin featuring the sprawl (aka mumdance, shapednoise und logos), beatrice dillon, hieroglyphic being, kuedo & joe shakespeare, hallow ground, tcf, norbert möslang, dalglish, tasty morsels, moon wheel, danse noire, seekae, rvds and oneohtrix point never.
>>> get some additional info to the making of here


comfortnoise makes a contribution to zweikommasieben #11 with the column basslines 2: everything can be dub has no end? (yeah, that's how the english title should be!), featuring michael e. veal's dub. soundscapes & shattered songs in jamaican reggae (wesleyan university press, 2007).

the text can be downloaded in an extended version here:
→ english: Basslines_2_Everything_Can_Be_Dub_Footnotes (pdf - download with right click & 'save as')
→ german: Basslinien_2_Alles_ist_Dub_Fussnoten (pdf - download with right click & 'save as')
→ see the blog entry "the essential, annotated DUB LIBRARY" for further dub related books & movies

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ELECTRIC ADVENTURES @ kraftfeld, winterthur


on saturday, april 11th, 2015 from 23h @ kraftfeld, winterthur

- ink! (hula honeys, bold; zh)
- jolly (sub.per; zh)
- guyus (dubexmachina, bold; zh)

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WHIRR @ kaschemme, basel


on
friday, april 10th, 2015 @ kaschemme, basel

- jolly (sub.per; zh)
- guyus (dubexmachina, bold; zh)
- hanné & tesdorpf (glasshouse collective, elevation; bs)

broken techno & outer bass explorations
bar 22h // eintritt frei bis 23h
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zweikommasieben magazin #10 w/ basslines 1


we're happy to announce the release of the 10th edition of zweikommasieben magazin featuring m.e.s.h., lena willikens, vessel, powell, dj tlr, the kvb, juju & jordash, torn hawk, ralf köster, nika son & f#x vom golden pudel, yør and ulf eriksson.

comfortnoise proudly makes a contribution to zweikommasieben #10 with the column basslines 1: poltergeists, featuring simon reynolds' retromania (faber & faber, 2011) and mark fisher's ghosts of my life (zero books, 2014). it is accompanied by an illustration that has been specifically created by the zürich based streetartist sierpinski 'stvan' triangle (see comfortnoise podcast 039-0413).

the text can be downloaded in an extended version here:

→ english: Basslines_1_Poltergeists_Footnotes (pdf - download with right click & 'save as')
→ german: Basslinien_1_Poltergeister_Fussnoten (pdf - download with right click & 'save as')

→ see as well the collections of crucial quotes from reynolds and from fisher

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à discuter: simon reynolds' "retromania - pop culture's addiction to its own past"


another book we recommend because of its stimulating and in the same time offending richness of disparate ideas on music and the development of music culture from the 60ties until now:

Reynolds, Simon (2011). Retromania. Pop Culture’s Addiction to Its Own Past. New York: Faber and Faber, Inc.

below, we present a couple of quotes that we recognise as reynolds' conclusions.
not that we necessarily agree -

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à discuter: mark fisher's "ghosts of my life" - writings on depression, hauntology, lost futures, capitalism & the surface noise made by vinyl


we recommend the following book because it makes us reflecting on what we like and what we do, in a clever and at once provoking manner:

fisher, mark (2014). ghosts of my life. writings on depression, hauntology and lost futures. winchester: zero books.

the term "hauntology" refers to the philosophical thinking of jacques derrida. it has been assigned to a particular realm of current (underground) music culture. we consider it as a useful concept in order to describe a great deal of the music that is featured on comfortnoise and dubexmachina. - subsequently, we present five quotes that we recognise as fisher's core arguments.


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