I'm still here! I just haven't really had the time to post lately, sorry---but here's something to hold you over until I get to posting more releases. It's a pretty diverse set of some of my favorite tracks I've found on blogs and the internet recently.
You should check out TheeBradMiller's TBM Radio site. He does something very similar to this , with some podcasts of great industrial musick and great exploitation film screen shots.
(I added some links for the tracks-- so you can go to the respective blogs I got them from and download the album)
Philippe Laurent - Desordre Et Distorsion
Kosa Nostra - For The Best
Brigade Internationale - Remember My Death
Moments Présents - A.D.
Le Syndicat - Le Statent Du Lepreux
Mad Tea Party - Modern Time's Pop
MLD - Perpetual Motion
Two Daughters - So I
32 Guájar's Fáragüit - Preterpret
Ain Soph - Credo (G. Kremmerz)
White House White - Africa Intrigues
Pierre Schaeffer - Etude Violette
P.S. -- This recorded at somewhat low volume for some reason... so turn it UP!!
Happy New Year!!!!
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
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Saturday, October 25, 2008
Sheikh Aljama (CD, Daft Records, 1991, Belgium)
6. Jeque de Aljama
7. Min Dahul
Heavy, heavy rhythms with a middle-eastern theme throughout the album. Released on Dirk Ivens' label Daft Records.
Esplendor Geométrico - Sheikh Aljama
Posted by soundhead at 5:00 PM
Friday, October 24, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
I thought it would be fun to upload another podcast. I think I'll start doing these more often again. Thanks to enborRa, Sickness Abounds, Nostalgie De La Boue, 433rpm, and The Thing On The Doorstep.
Die Form - Sing Song
Esplendor Geométrico - Dinamo 3
Mecanica Popular - Daguerrotipo
Jacula - Triumphatus Sad
Order 1968 - Sturm
Geins't Naït - Vaclav
Gerechtigkeits Liga - Narkomanie
Pornosect - The Lie Becomes The Truth
Pacific 231 - Ma Douce Amie
P. Children - Social Life
Anne Gillis - Untitled
Posted by soundhead at 10:27 AM
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
La Légende Des Voix (Cassette, Les Nouvelles Propagandes, 1986, France)
3. Insure Post Mortem
5. Ouverture II
Intense rhythmic industrial solo project of Philippe Escartin (aka Tiburce). You can read more about the Les Nouvelles Propagandes label here, at the excellent Nostalgie De La Boue.
La Nomenklatur - La Légende Des Voix
Posted by soundhead at 1:22 AM
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Gathering In Frozen Beauty (Cassette, The Decade Collection, 1989, Belgium)
1. Dazzling Array 1
2. Lost In The Swirling Distance
3. Dazzling Array 2
4. Before Mutual Grace
5. Upon Steels Heaven
6. Into Grey Divides
7. Gathering In Frozen Beauty
|"Belgian composer Dirk Serries chose the name Vidna Obmana for his musical persona because it means "optical illusion." in Serbian language. Thirteen years hence, Vidna Obmana still finds that the name gives him a feeling of freedom to place his music first, before his own personality and philosophy. Like water, Vidna Obmana continues to change form over his musical career.|
As a self-taught electronic musician, Vidna Obmana explored different musical areas before discovering the techniques of looping and shaping harmonies, merging layers of sound and minimizing the configurations to a few notes. His style of atmospheric music creates trance-like states in listeners who understand the language of sound."
Gorgeous minimal ambient release.
Vidna Obmana - Gathering In Frozen Beauty
Posted by soundhead at 7:16 PM
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Ancient TV (CDr, Self-Released, 2007, US)
1. Ancient TV
Here is a nice document of the experimental scene in my town- Denton, Texas. Oveo was a project of two prolific local musicians, Jason Moore and Andrew Michael. Ancient TV is their minimal dronescape masterpiece. They utilize various electronics and effect treatments. AM's signature Korg drum machine gives a pulse throughout the 18 minute long piece, while foggy, lush, meditative sounds wash in and out. For fans of any dark ambient music...
Oveo - Ancient TV
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Friday, September 5, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Real Time Music (Cassette, Midas Tapes, 1987, Netherlands)
1. Real Time Music 26/X/87 AA
2. Real Time Music 26/X/87 AB
3. Real Time Music 27/X/87 BA
4. Real Time Music 27/X/87 CA
Notes from Discogs:
"All sounds by Frans de Waard and his broken tape-deck.
Limited edition of 50 copies. First 20 copies in special boxed edition with parts from this tapedeck of Kapotte Muziek.
This tape was later re-released on 7" by Midas Music."
Kapotte Muziek - Real Time Music
Posted by soundhead at 5:48 PM
Death Pact Mailmusic was a sub-label of Midas Music and Korm Plastics. They released 6 tapes (8 were planned), all of which were mail collaborations between prominent industrial/post industrial/noise artists.
Kapotte Muziek + The Grey Wolves
Death Pact 2 (Cassette, Death Pact Mailmusic, 1988, Netherlands)
Vidna Obmana + Kapotte Muziek
Death Pact 8 (Cassette, Death Pact Mailmusic, 1988, Netherlands)
Death Pact 2
Death Pact 8
I've also re-uploaded the Peloquin/Sauvageau album here, by request.
Sorry for the long break....
Posted by soundhead at 5:20 PM
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Images... (LP, Tapioca, 1975, France)
2. Au Delà Du Langage
4. Asyle Cosmique
Instrumental cosmic music from France. Great sounds coming from early Korg synths, and some Yamaha organs. Very cool record to sleep to, or to do whatever to. Thanks to my friend David for turning me on to this record. Looks like Mutant Sounds has some other records from this record label, I'm sure those are interesting too.
Henri Roger - Images...
Posted by soundhead at 3:57 PM
Saturday, July 5, 2008
The Litanies Of Satan (LP, Y Records, 1982, UK)
1. The Litanies Of Satan
2. Wild Women With Steak-Knives
Excellent, scary, out there album. I'm sure this has been posted by many blogs before, but anyone that hasn't heard this needs to. It's not a record you listen to every day or anything. Side A is for voice, tape, and electronics. Side B is "for solo scream."
Diámanda Gálás - The Litanies Of Satan
NOTE: No more bickering from you little anon posters. If you don't like my subject matter, you can simply not come here. Start your own blog!
Posted by soundhead at 11:33 PM
Friday, July 4, 2008
The Unexplained (LP, RCA, 1975, US)
3. Deja Vu
4. Astral Projection
6. I Ching
8. The Unexplained
9. Wind Dance
Ataraxia is one of the many pseudonyms that the prolific synthesizer composer, Mort Garson, goes by. This is said to be his "sequel" to Black Mass. Excellent synth tunes centered around occult themes, you can't go wrong! More early synth composer stuff to come...
Ataraxia - The Unexplained
Posted by soundhead at 2:31 PM
Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
An angel in the form of a Factory Records distributer came down to my local record store in Denton, TX, Recycled Books & Records, and sold a crate full of ORIGINAL, MINT condition records and cassettes. I nearly cried when I found these.
Ike Yard - Ike Yard (LP, Factory America, 1982, US)
Dominatrix - Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight (12", Streetwise, 1984, US)
Nasmak - 4Our Clicks (LP, Plurex, 1982, Netherlands)
Metal Urbain - Les Hommes Morts Sont Dangereux (LP, Celluloid, 1980, France)
Section 25 - Always Now (LP, Factory, 1981, UK)
I had to brag a little.
Posted by soundhead at 12:48 PM
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Bubble Metropolis (12", Underground Resistance, 1993, US)
1. Aqua Worm Hole
2. Positron Island
3. Beyond the Abyss
4. Bubble Metropolis
5. Danger Bay
6. Welcome To Drexciya
An early record of the prolific Drexciya. Check out tons of information about them at Drexciya Research Lab.
Drexciya - Bubble Metropolis
Posted by soundhead at 11:56 AM
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Sorry for the lack of posting lately. I have been working on many different projects, and working close to 50 hours a week. I can offer you a few things to check out if you're interested. A long time friend/bandmate and I have been trying to get a small electronics business off the ground. In the last couple of weeks we've finished our first prototype-- a 3 octave monophonic synthesizer, the LZX Industries Monolith. We made a video demo of it, and were excited to find out that it was featured on Matrix Synth the next day. You can check out that video here:
We've also been working under a new title musically, and we've cut a few new tracks which you can listen to here:
Both tracks were recorded live in our studio with:
LZX Monolith (above)
8Z8 (Our Roland TR-808 Clone)
Thomas Henry's UD1 & Clangora
MFOS Oscillators & ENV Generators
MIDIbox SEQ v3
I've been busy! Now that internet is on at my new place, I'll be getting back to posting shortly.
Posted by soundhead at 2:54 PM
Monday, May 12, 2008
VA - Hembrug (Cassette, Finger In The Dike, 1982, Netherlands)
1. Sluik - You've Got To Listen To Me
2. Sluik - I Felt A Bit, I Was
3. Sluik - Back To Burnsley
4. Sluik - Open Window
5. Sluik - Never Ending
6. Ma Colle - Funeral
7. Ma Colle - Toys
8. Ma Colle - Rotterdam '41
9. Opel - Untitled Construction 1
10. Opel - Untitled Construction 2
11. Rob Van - On The Road
12. Rob Van - Grey
13. Rob Van - Ind. Imp. 1
14. Rob Van - Sounds, Words, Visions
15. Rob Van - Biofeedback
16. Paay - 1a
17. Paay - 4
18. Paay - 3b
Wonderful compilation of synth experimentation from 1982. This was previously posted by No Longer Forgotten Music about a year ago, but it was unindexed, which made it pretty difficult to differentiate between bands/songs.
Minimal Wave reissued the Sluik tracks from here on to a 7 inch, but it looks like they're all sold out.
Get this. It's wonderful.
VA - Hembrug
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Sunday, May 11, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Or So It Seems (CD, Mute Records Ltd., 1992, UK)
1. Hill Of Men
2. Or So It Seems
4. The First Person
6. Long Sledge
8. Heart Of Hearts
More from Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis, this time collaborating with Daniel Miller of Mute Records/The Normal/Silicon Teens/etc. This was originally recorded in 1981/1982.
Duet Emmo - Or So It Seems
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Friday, May 2, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
La Marca De Anubis (LP, Dro, 1982, Spain)
2. La Marca De Anubis
3. La Comitiva Celeste
4. Maritatón y El Nilo
5. Isis y Osiris
8. Mantis Religiosa
9. Ella Es Intangible
10. El Hombre Sin Nombre
11. Peter Pan
12. Soy El Vacio
Goofy Egyptian-themed side project of El Aviador Dro, I'm sure everyone's seen that video by now. Nice synth bloops and bleeps.
Los Iniciados - La Marca De Anubis
Will You Speak This Word (LP, Uniton, 1982, UK)
1. To Speak
2. To Walk, To Run
3. To Duck, To Dive
5. Seven Year
Peculiar experimental/industrial album from Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis. Really hard to explain this one, it's pretty out there. I'm not sure if the "industrial" tag is even correct. "This" is one of the strangest/coolest songs I've ever heard.
Dome - Will You Speak This Word
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Saturday, April 26, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I wanted to take a minute to talk about an artist from my town, Denton, TX.
This brain-melter culture-jammer improvisational group is probably one of the most interesting things going on around here. My friend, Ty Stamp, is the main instigator. A while back he made a mix that I posted here. The music may or may not be any direct influence on Violent Squid, but it's a pretty bizarre mix of sublime frequencies style foreign tunes, and some more contemporary experimental artists.
I've seen Violent Squid as a drum trio... a small army of musicians playing guitars/electronics/phototheremins/metal boxes with springs... a "turntabalist" was involved one time (and it was not as stupid as that sounds!)... I even jam with them on occasion. The only constant member is usually Ty.
I caught them last Saturday at a local club. I was a bit too inebriated to pay attention, but thankfully, Ty recorded the whole thing.
You can find that recording, a funny video, and almost ALL of their other live and studio recordings for download at Ty's blog:
violent squid autopsy
I'm going to be posting some more releases from my favorite dfw artists in the near future.
Posted by soundhead at 3:57 PM
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Journey Into Space (CD, Paradigm Discs, 2005, UK)
1. Birth Dream
Self-released originally in 1973 as a 2xLP, then re-released by Colin Potter's label, ICR, on cassette and then once again on this disc. Strange experimental tape collage music, certainly way ahead of its time. Reminds me of some Nurse With Wound or Étant Donnés at times. This album's a pretty big head trip.
More Trevor Wishart can be downloaded here.
Posted by soundhead at 7:28 PM
Perfect Pictures (12", Uniton, 1983, Norway)
1. Perfect Pictures
2. In Our Dream
3. The Vision
Bad ass proto-electro, and excellent utilization of the TR-808. I'm going to try to post more from the "Uniton" label later.
Blue Mathue - Perfect Pictures
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Friday, April 18, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
I recently put up an album that I found in SoulSeek. I uploaded it here, because I liked it. I did not rip the mp3s myself. Is there something wrong with that? The person that ripped these files and put them in their SHARED folder, seemed to think so.
I'm very frustrated with this unwritten "rule book" for music blogging. I am doing this because I love music, playing music, music is MY LIFE. I'm not trying to step on anyone's toes. I'm not trying to say I'm better than anyone, and I'm not trying to get cool points. I'm not attempting to take credit (?) for uploading things first. I'm not even sure what "taking credit" for uploading music that isn't your own means anyway.
If anyone has anything to say about this... leave a comment. If not, that's fine too! I'm going to continue doing what I do.
Posted by soundhead at 5:05 PM
Simulate Sensual (LP, In Phaze Records, 1983, UK)
1. Simulate Sensual
2. Bombay CID
4. Moving Towards A Waste
5. The Pressure Is High
6. New Phaze
7. Le Crunch
8. If I Could Spit
9. Return To Situation
10. He Is Patriotic
11. Come Alive
12. He Is A Barbarian
Excellent collection of various studio and live tracks from 1980-1982 from the classic EBM pioneers.
Portion Control - Simulate Sensual
Posted by soundhead at 12:09 PM
Necrosis En La Poya (7", Tic Tac, 1981, Spain)
1. Necrosis En La Poya
2. Paedophile Information Exchange
3. Negros Habrientos
Early single from one of my favorite bands. Passionate rhythmic industrial from Spain.
Esplendor Geométrico - Necrosis En La Poya
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Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Ike Yard (LP, Factory America, 1982, US)
1. M. Kurtz
5. Cherish 8
6. Half A God
Absolutely essential dark no wave electronics and voice.
Acute Records put out a fantastic collection of Ike Yard songs. If you like this record, buy the CD from them HERE.
At the request of Acute Records, I've taken the download link down for this. Don't miss this... order the CD from them,
Posted by soundhead at 3:25 PM
Monday, April 14, 2008
Cold War Night Life (CD, EMI Music, 1997, Canada)
1. Close To Nature
2. Beware The Fly
3. Saturdays In Silesia
4. Just A Sound In The Night
5. Le Meilleur Des Mondes
6. Ring The Bells
7. City Of Night
8. Dancing On The Berlin Wall
9. Power Zone
10. I Want To See The Light
11. Coboloid Race
CD reissue of the 1982 Canadian synth-pop record. Includes a couple other tracks (9-11).
Rational Youth - Cold War Night Life
Posted by soundhead at 2:52 PM
Logic (LP, EMI Music, 1981, Japan)
3. Domino Dance
4. 天変地異 (Convulsion Of Nature)
5. XY ?
6. Talk Back
7. Clash (Chinjuy Of Sun)
8. Person To Person
Awesome arpeggios and synth soundscapes. Reminds me of YMO at times, which I'm sure they were influenced by. I'm a sucker for great monotone vocoder... there's some of that in here too. Great Japanese proto-electro!
Logic System - Logic
Posted by soundhead at 1:58 PM
Friday, April 11, 2008
Veitstanz (7", Scrott, 1982, Germany)
1. Warten Auf Das Grosse Ha-Ha
2. Zu Zot Um Zu Sterben
3. Es Ist Kalt
4. Ja Ja
5. Die Doofe(n) Lawine(n)
6. Mein Freund
7. Ich Bin Zu Weit Weg Für Dich
Fantastic and sometimes chaotic NDW/synth.
Der Künftige Musikant - Veitstanz
Posted by soundhead at 12:24 PM
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Algorythmes (LP, New Rose Records, 1980, France)
2. Dans Le Labyrinthe
4. L'Homme Pierre
5. Radio On
6. Hang On To Yourself
8. Ralentissement Sur L'Autoroute
French minimalist postpunk with some synthyness and a drum machine.
Charles De Goal - Algorythmes
Posted by soundhead at 5:07 PM
Friday, April 4, 2008
V/A - No Big Business 2 (LP, Anything But Records, 1983, Belgium)
1. Men 2nd - The Healer
2. A Blaze Colour - The Ultimate Fight
3. Maid In Belgium - Feel The Beat
4. The Neon Judgement - T.V. Treated
5. Nightcap - My Guest
6. Portrait Bizarre - Friends Could Be Friends
7. Kebab - Weekend
8. Sovjet War - The Nuthouse
9. M-Bryo & D.M.T. - The Empty Street
10. Primitifs - Open Doors
This one is for Curious Guy. Nice synth/postpunk compilation from Belgium.
No Big Business 2
Posted by soundhead at 7:39 PM
Trust No Woman (CDr, Museum Of Private Arts, 2004, Austria)
1. Get Away Wisdom
2. Hey You
3. Little Boy's Desires
4. Away To Freedom
5. When Darkness Comes
6. Trust No Woman
7. Sister Green Eyes
9. Bad Manners
10. What Do You Live For
Interesting and original sounding electronic album from 1981. This was posted about on Systems Of Romance several months ago, but I noticed that the mail order site to buy this album is closed down. If you can find a copy to purchase, do so.
Zyx - Trust No Woman
Posted by soundhead at 4:17 AM
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Frustré/Occipital (7", ?, 1981, France)
Weird little synth/experimental single. There isn't very much information on them. They were part of a French compilation that just came out this year called "IVG Vol.1 – Futur Antérieur, France 75/85." Sorry no pics.
Spotch Forcey - Frustré/Occipital
Posted by soundhead at 3:39 PM
Monday, March 31, 2008
Monotonprodukt 02 (LP, Monoton, 1980, Austria)
1. Ein Wort
4. Leben Im Dschungel
5. Teil 2
6. Teil 3
Monotonprodukt 07 (LP, Monoton, 1982, Austria)
1. Tanzen & Singen
5. Tanz Auf Dem Strom
6. √1 = 1
11. Wo Bin I Da?
16. Hz. Waltzer
AMAZING dubbed-out minimal electronics. Very hazy-fuzzy textures. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Posted by soundhead at 7:25 PM
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Umsonst Ohne Risiko (LP, WSDP, 2005, Germany)
1. Mädchen In Weiss
2. Das Gesicht
4. Ottos Pornos
5. Die Maske
7. Resonanz Katastrophe
8. Umsonst Ohne Risiko - Suono Seguito
9. Die Maske (Version)
10. Tuna Rampage
12. Kopf Und Bauch
13. Tombstone Blues
Incredible NDW/minimal synth/punk crazyness from Tommi Eckart. Tracks 1-9 were released in 1982, the rest in 1983. One of my favorite albums, highly recommended!
Gorilla Aktiv - Umsonst Ohne Risiko
Posted by soundhead at 11:55 AM
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Desertion 1982-1988 (CD, Pylon, 2007, US)
1. Tarantula Scream
2. First Punk Wars
3. The Condos
4. Love Can Never Die
6. The Burning
7. Terror Story
9. Like A Family
11. Legalize Heroin (credited to Steven Fields)
12. The Condos (Live)
Highly sought after melancholy-minimal wave. I just read that their "Tarantula Scream" MLP sold for more than $400 on ebay, It's not worth that much, but it is very nice music.
Iron Curtain - Desertion 1982-1988
Posted by soundhead at 10:52 AM
Friday, March 28, 2008
Y Pants (CD, Periodic Document, 1998, US)
1. Favorite Sweater
2. Luego Fuego
3. Off The Hook
4. Beautiful Food
5. Magnetic Attraction
7. Barbara's Song
8. Beat It Down
9. We Have Everything
11. Love's A Disease
12. The Shah Song
13. The Fly
14. The Code Of Life
15. What Do You Take Me For?
16. That's The Way Boys Are
Y Pants were a punk/no wave trio from New York in the early 80s. They are often lumped into the "new york no wave" crowd, but they were very unique in that they used unconventional instruments such as toy pianos and ukuleles. This CD includes the "Y Pants" EP on 99 Records released in 1980, and their "Beat It Down" LP on Neutral Records in 1982... and a couple tracks from compilations.
Y Pants - Discography
Posted by soundhead at 1:02 PM
Appearing From The Inside (CD, Genetic Music, 2001, Germany)
3. The Enemy
6. Fly With Me
9. Automatic Man
11. No Return
12. Angel Of Death
13. Strange World
Alien Skull Paint is the alias of the German new school minimal-waver, Holger Rixen.
Alien Skull Paint - Appearing From The Inside
Posted by soundhead at 10:59 AM
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Drastic Measures, Drastic Movement (LP, Plurex, 1979, Netherlands)
1. Springtime 1
2. Minny Pops
4. Total Confusion
5. Dolphin's Spurt
6. Motor City
7. Springtime II
9. Flash Goes The Eye
10. M.D. Mania
11. R.U. 21
13. New Muzak
First album by Minny Pops. Great post punk/electronics.
Minny Pops - Drastic Measures, Drastic Movement
Posted by soundhead at 10:45 AM
Monday, March 24, 2008
Super Science (LP, Invasion Planète, 2000, France)
1. Mini Machine
2. Asylum Satellite
3. Men From Westmoon
4. The Virgin Of Venus
6. Telepod Successful
7. Death Programm
"French precursor musician and performer, at work since 1997, founder of the European Third Wave [ manifesto and basis of the current" Retro-garde "of the obscure minimal electronics 'come back' ] . He is also the founder of the independent label Invasion Planéte records."
Excellent new school minimal synth.
Le Syndicat Electronique - Super Science
Posted by soundhead at 1:31 PM
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Palais Schaumburg (LP, Phonogram, 1981, Germany)
1. Wir Bauen Eine Neue Stadt
2. Die Freude
3. Gute Luft
4. Ahoi, Nicht Traurig Sein
5. Grünes Winkelkanu
6. Morgen Wird Der Wald Gefegt
7. Deutschland Kommt Gebräunt Zurück
8. Hat Leben Nock Sinn?
9. Eine Geschichte
Early releases of the essential NDW/post punk band!
Palais Schaumburg - Das Single Kabinett
Palais Schaumburg - S/T LP
Posted by soundhead at 11:47 PM
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Nightmoves - Transdance
Cold In The Head - Corrida Humaine
Felix Kubin - Krematorien
Trop Tard - Les Anges D'Aujourd'hui
Das Ding - Sad But True
Kerosene - Stivali
G.K. Agenda - The Insect Collector
Martial Canterel - Shrapnelle
Los Iniciados - El Cantor De Jazz
John Bender - 57-1 Dance
Wallagh - Software Crisis
Better Beatles - Penny Lane
Fall Of Saigon - The Swimmer
UPDATE: My internet has been zapped for the last day, and I actually had no idea that the brilliant Arthur C. Clarke has died. I took the name for this mix from a screenshot in the film 2001, because I just watched it for the nine billionth time. I did not mean any disrespect. Rest in peace Mr. Clarke. Very strange coincedence!
life functions terminated
Posted by soundhead at 12:37 AM