NO3

Virus Acid - January Acid Pattern
from https://soundcloud.com/no3ltb

Low Entropy

Low Entropy - Closest Thing To Pop I've Ever Done - Free Netrelease
Doomcore Records 05

Tracklisting:

1. Low Entropy - Pop 1
2. Low Entropy - Pop 2
3. Low Entropy - Pop 3
4. Low Entropy - Pop 4
5. Low Entropy - Pop 5
6. Low Entropy - Pop 6
7. Low Entropy - Pop 7
8. Low Entropy - Pop 1b (Different Version)
9. Low Entropy - Pop 7b (Different Version)

Style: Experimental Pop, Ambient, Chillout, Electronic

Previews:



Further Info: http://anarchist.widerstand.org
              http://soundcloud.com/low-entropy

Download: http://doomcorerecords.bandcamp.com/album/closest-thing-to-pop-i-have-ever-done

Survey

time for another survey.
i already asked this question before:
would you rather like daily or weekly updates?
right now i am doing daily updates.
weekly updates would mean i would post less stuff, but only the best tracks then.
daily updates means i post all sorts of tracks; of course only when they are good or better, too, but the quality with the weekly updates would be slightly higher, well, you get the point.
if you are reading the blog, consider to give feedback to this question, because it is for you, the viewer, that i can run the blog in an improved way then.

Strange Intensity

Strange Intensity - Maniac March
from https://soundcloud.com/james-wagner-2

Nachtkind_303

Nachtkind_303 - In The Dark
from https://soundcloud.com/nachtkind_303

Acidulant

Acidulant - X1 - Live Acid Jam
from https://soundcloud.com/acidulant

Gil

Gil - Extract Live Mental-Acid
from https://soundcloud.com/djiloo

Bobby Babaletskos

Bobby Babaletskos - Ingrown Caldera
from https://soundcloud.com/bobbybabaletskos

Somatic Responses

Somatic Responses - Unread Memoir
from https://soundcloud.com/somatics

Low Entropy


My Activities

i done a lot of stuff in the last time and even for myself it's hard to keep track of it sometimes. i write this list partly because i've been asked by some people about my activities, i.e. they wanted to find out about my stuff and projects but did not know about it (some of it is hard to discover and my page is also not that good to navigate and often outdated). so this text lists most of the things i do.

+homepage

this is the masternode, where i try to link to all the other stuff and post news (although it sometimes takes some time till i get around to update the page).

http://anarchist.widerstand.org

+my sounds

++netreleases

i did a lot of netreleases lately. they're either linked on my bandcamp page or on my homepage.

http://lowentropy.bandcamp.com

++soundcloud

this is where i upload new sounds, rare stuff, unreleased tracks, older tracks or single tracks from my netreleases. so if you're looking for more unknown stuff by me that is a good place. i often take the tracks down after a few weeks again, so if you want to keep them, be quick to download them.

https://soundcloud.com/low-entropy

++youtube

a similiar selection of tracks as mentioned above, but also some rare stuff that is not elsewhere, and longer mixes. also some music videos to my tracks, and videos about other things.

http://www.youtube.com/user/LowNtropy

+livesets
+mixes

livesets and mixes are on my homepage or on my mixcloud.

http://www.mixcloud.com/low_entropy/

+social networks

++google plus

on google plus i post news (about releases, projects, and such), tracks, and the usual internet stuff (memes, viral videos...).

https://plus.google.com/u/0/100136281923530895345

++google plus communities

i have several communites on google plus, for example about oldschool rave, acidcore, PCP. if you like to talk about these topics, feel free to join in.

++twitter

i don't use twitter often but sometimes post there.

https://twitter.com/low_entropy

+blogs

i have 4 blogs in the moment

++experimentalelectronicsandothermusic (free music and previews by artists (no copyright infringement) in such genres as techno, acid, dark ambient, experimental, noise)

http://experimentalelectronicsandothermusic.blogspot.com/

++thoughtsonsomethings (as the name says)

http://thoughtsonsomethings.blogspot.com/

++experimentalnewwaveandotherindiemusic (similiar to the first blog, but focused on indie pop, new wave, dark wave and similiar genres instead)

http://experimentalnewwaveandotherindiemusic.blogspot.com/

++gugu gedichte (too hard to explain. it's in german though)

http://gugugedichte.blogspot.com/

+doomcore records

my netlabel for doomcore sounds.

http://doomcorecords.bandcamp.com

+texts

also other texts by me are there, usually linked on my homepage.

+email

you can reach me by email if you want to communicate with me (you can use the other ways too, though).

low_entropy@widerstand.org

New Blog For Indie And Related Music

I created a new blog for indie rock, postrock, dark wave, gothic and other interesting music. http://experimentalnewwaveandotherindiemusic.blogspot.com/

Formicidae

Formicidae - For Kuh
from https://soundcloud.com/ogrvne

The Cosmos

The Cosmos - Gravitational Pull
from https://soundcloud.com/the_cosmos

Moskva-Kassiopeya

Moskva-Kassiopeya - The Universe
from https://soundcloud.com/moskva-kassiopeya

Acid Operator

Acid Operator - Minibrute Session
from https://soundcloud.com/maurice-rebell

Nachtkind_303

Nachtkind_303 - Rübezahl
from https://soundcloud.com/nachtkind_303

New Blog On Societal, Cultural And Political Topics

i started a blog where i write about societal, cultural and political topics.
if you're interested you can check it here:

http://thoughtsonsomethings.blogspot.com/

Neateye

Neateye - Son Of Ranbow
from https://soundcloud.com/neateye

Atari Teenage Riot (Review)

Atari Teenage Riot - 1995

the debut album by Atari Teenage Riot. they had been around for a few years before releasing this, but they were more active in doing concerts and gigs before that than releasing stuff (as far as i know). this CD came out when the first hype about ATR, Alec Empire and DHR was at its high, with a lot of indie/underground magazines such as frontpage (now defunct techno magazine) praising them for their music and attitude.
it is almost a "compilation" of tracks on this CD, with some live versions, some tracks from other output, some older and some newer tracks. the name "1995" thus is quite a good name, since the album captures a lot of what was going on in that year then.
since there are 12 tracks on this record, i will only review a selection of them.

1. Start The Riot

what an absolute killer of a track. it's a clever choice that this is at the beginning of the listening experience. from then till now there are not many tracks that could be compared in terms of high adrenaline experience. after the strange intro ("i would die for peanut butter"?), the track blasts of into an assault of beats, guitar riffs, screaming and shouting. this track is just so hard hitting, i can't describe it, you need to listen to it for yourself. a legendary track.

2. Into The Death

this is the track that had the most effect and impact on me on the first listening ever, more then any other music i listened to in my life. i heard it first when i was listening to the "harder than the rest" compilation. when that track came on shivers ran through my body and i felt intense. i re-listened to it over and over again on the spot, with the same effect.
on the structure of the track, it is very similiar to Start The Riot, but i do not mind that at all.

4. Speed

this is the track most people know of Atari Teenage Riot, as it was used in the mainstream movie "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift". it is actually a very good track. the concept here is really well, it is an oldschool-ish Underground Resistance-like techno affair mixed with guitars and shouting. i don't think ATR ever made a track similiar to this again. it packs a lot of energy, especially since ATR made these elements really fit each other.

8. Hetzjagd Auf Nazis

this anti-nazi breakcore number really hit the scene hard when it came out. a necessary political statement and a very good track.

11. Kids Are United

the most unusual track on this record, with its anthemic singing and melody. i think someone denounced this as being too "pop" once. yet it was sort of a hymn for ATR fans back then and it still is for today's fans, i think. the video to it is quite known and features some hardcore slamdancing with a lot of the DHR people back then.
the track itself is a cross between breakbeat rhythms, electronic effects and punkrock.

12. Riot 1995

this track from this album is underrated, but it is one of my favorites.
basically just guitar sounds, effect machines and "riot" shouting on and on, it also has some killer vocals. it has its own emotion which is hard to put in words. well, i just love it.
"do you find it easy to confront your emotions, or do you run away?".

Somatic Responses (Review)

Somatic Responses - Passages EP

this record had a huge impact on the scene. it received praise from everywhere. it marks a shift in the transition of the sound of somatic responses, from the 4/4 driven, industrial-acidish relentless tracks they did on the likes of their first CFET EP or on Shockwave, to the experimental, dreamy music with arhythmic beats, limitless sonic exploration and deep space sounds they became rightfully famous for.

A1 - Sickwave
Sickwave starts with slow, spacey synth stabs, sounding dark and futuristic. a friend of mine told me that he thinks the synths in this track are full of despair. maybe the most defining track of this record. then distorted and hard beats come in, with a rhythm that makes one want to dance to (is it offensive to describe a somatic responses track as "dancable"?) and get the track going. in the middle part the melody changes and we get a different variation of space travel sounds. i remember the PCD catalogue described this record as "sounds like lory d meets the mover" (or a similiar wording), this might be an accurate description for this track (without taking anything away from the individual, unique style of somatic responses).

A2 - Freezing Point
indredible. this can't be made on earth, it must've been created on a planet far far away. i don't know how somatics created these sounds and melody, but i don't think i've heard something similiar in other artists' tracks yet. this is just the far away future feel that seemingly only they can do.
the track starts with ice cold cascading sounds - "Freezing Point" is correctly named so - then very hard distorted drums kick in, with a 4/4 rhythm this time. more elements get added in and the melody changes, the track progresses in a good way. the drones at the end of the track give me an extra chill.

B1 - Milk Jugs
this is more of a traditional somatics affair here. faster, distorted 4/4 kicks and lots of sound exploration, and spacey synths too. a very great composition again.

B2 - Passage
Sickwave and this track are my favorite ones on this record. it starts with electronic sounds, then kicks off into relentless hardcore drums. it has a strong build up, first it is drums and effects only, and slowly synths are added which build up the tension and one starts to expect what might come. we arrive at it then; the kick drops off and the synths unfold to a huge composition of sound, like a space symphony, as i said, only somatics really manages to do melodies as this. after this breakdown, the drums come back in and synth and kicks move alongside. if dropped in a set, i am sure this track would give the crowd a total adrenaline rush from the start to the end of it.

this is a groundbreaking record, and one of the first big records of somatics in their own, special style.
if you are interested in the sound of the duo, this is likely something you would love.

Taciturne (Review)

Taciturne - 6 Fragmente In Der Chronologie Des Wahnsinns

Taciturne is one of the most sought after of the early underground hardcore producers. not a small feat when one takes into account that he only released 3 and a half records (or rather, two halfs - there is also a split EP he did under a different name) during his active period. Yet he fully deserves this appreciation.
"6 Fragmente In Der Chronologie Des Wahnsinns" means "six fragments in the chronology of madness" in english.
it is probably a reference to a well known independent movie, "Sechs Fragmente in der Chronologie des Zufalls".

A1 - Mourning

there are six tracks on this record so start with the first, "Mourning".
the name is rightly chosen. it starts with quiet, calm, choral chanting, a bit gregorian, but not "epic" gregorian, something soft and slow. then the beat comes in, sounds like a distorted 909. the speed is slow, but with a lot of offbeat kicks lined in the rhythm. after a while a breakdown comes, and we hear the sound of a heartbeat speeding up. in fact this creeped me out one night, when i was listening to it half asleep and wondered why my heart suddenly seemed to sound so strange, before i realised it was in the track.
this is actually all elements the track has, yet this is enough. the track is wonderful and great, the concept is just brilliant and well worked out. hardcore enthusiasts might label it as "doomcore" and it could be used in such a set, but it is also much more than that.

A2 - Dexpanthenol

if you're an experimental hardcore fan, go for this one. abrasive sounds, broken rhythms and hard beats.
to be honest, for me less interesting than the other tracks on this record, yet still hugely better than most productions

A3 - Boys Don't Cry (Revisited)

this track stands out with it's ironic sense of humor. it's a remix of Boys Don't Cry by everyone's favorite postpunkwavegothic band, The Cure. this was when a time when remixes of "pop" tracks where not common in the scene outside the "happy hardcore" world. i remember taciturne once did a chart for the french TNT magazine (one of the most spread hardcore zines back then) which had only synthpop and new wave songs in it, so i think he honestly likes The Cure. the track is a lot of fun either way, should put a smile on everyones face. what i especially like is the complete intentional trash/lofi way this track is produced, the sample often somehow muddles up as if token from a bad tape, and seems somewhat offrhythm most of the time. lovely.
"we're pleased to welcome Robert Smith from The Cure".

B1 - Phenylephrin-Hydrochlorid

from the fun of the end of the A-side to something very serious again. maybe this could be called nightmare techno? a very slow beat, a drone throughout the track, and one of the most creative uses of the mentasm sound i've ever heard. in the middle of the track it speeds up and becomes somewhat more of a hardcore affair.
brilliance. play this when it rains outside.

B2 - Haematopan F

anthem. the track starts with a slow, but very hard pounding, industrial distorted kickdrum. then more metal and noise sounds are added, and a female voice declares "hardcore" (where did he take this from?).
but it doesnt end at this, in the middle of the track choral sounds come in and add a very soothing touch to this track.
it's hard to find words for how good this track is. it just has such a big impact, while being cold and chill.

B3 - Phenprocoumon

the last track and this is my favorite track of this record. a bit similiar to A2 again, we have lot's of unstraight rhythms and distortion. but what makes this track so stunning is the melody that comes in now and then. it sounds almost japanese or chinese, very soft, very still. this antagonism between this melody and the abrasiveness of the rest is amazing.

so there are six complety great tracks on this record, that stand out from a lot of other music.
a masterpiece. top notch. magnificient.

Noistruct

Noistruct - 3 Days In A Bakery (Mandark's Nausea)
from https://soundcloud.com/noistruct_mandark

The Cosmos

The Cosmos - (Floating Through) The Cosmos
from https://soundcloud.com/the_cosmos