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Tag Archives: 1999

Baby Ford & Zip – Vacuum Cleaner

The ultra-minimal Microhouse duo with a track on Perlon from 1999.


Aranos – Steady Job

Czech born Petr Vastl a.k.a Aranos with some Gypsy Folk in his inimitable style, which is off of his 1999 album ‘Making Love in Small Spaces’.

Blixa Bargeld – Soul Desert

Wonderful cover of the 1970 Can song that the Neubauten frontman and Bad Seeds guitarist released in 1999 on the compliation ‘Pop 2000 / Das Gibt’s Nur Einmal’.

Aphex Twin – Windowlicker

What a collaboration! Richard D James gives a warped R&B spin to his Electronica; whilst Chris Cunningham completely lampoons the ludicrous video’s that accompanied R&B/Hip Hop around this time. Cunningham outdoes his ‘Come To Daddy’ video by bringing the horror into daylight and using ambiguity to ramp up the terror. The tune? It’s a cracker. 1999 folks!

Soul Capsule – Lady Science (NYC Sunrise)

Baby Ford and Thomas Melchior come up with some lush Deep House on this track from 1999.

Prince – Automatic

The Electro is strong in this one, and made even better with the track cosying up with ‘Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)’ on his album 1999 (1981).  “A U T O matic”

Kalahari Surfers – 1999

No, this isn’t a cover of the Purple one’s 80’s hit, but rather a post-punk song in its own right from the South African avant-rock outfit; another song from their 1985 classic album ‘Living In The Heart Of The Beast’.

Prince – Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)

A wonderful future funk track from Prince’s fifth studio album; 1982’s ‘1999’. This could be a contender for the tag ‘Minneapolis Techno’, and surely stands as one of the records that influenced the Motor City guys. Fantastic tune.

*This is a fan made video, just to let you know.

Einstürzende Neubauten – Die Befindlichkeit Des Landes Kollaps

EN resurrect the spirit of Kraftwerk via their very own scrap metal yard; bringing the melancholia (mon cher) to rub up against the tough clanking. This is Neubauten at peak post-Tabula Rasa, and is one beautiful segment of the utterly sublime ‘Silence Is Sexy’ (1999).

Rachel’s – An Evening Of Long Goodbyes

Beautiful chamber-infused Post Rock from the bands  4th album, 1999’s ‘Selenography’.

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