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Tag Archives: 1999

Soul Capsule – Lady Science (NYC Sunrise)

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

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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’.

Boredoms – ◯

The opening track from the bands 1999 masterpiece ‘Vision Creation Newsun’. All high energy Psych Rock. Very Japanese in sound and style (those who follow Japanese Psych will know what this means, though Boredoms go beyond mere ‘Psych Rock’, no matter how intense that can be in itself); and nodding at European Avant-Rock from the past. One can hear moments of Can, Faust, and This Heat in among the euphoric mantra’s. Wonderful, life-affirming stuff from a legendary band.

Mark Henning – The Dogs

Some tough Techno from a young Mark Henning back in 1999; he wrote this tune during his first stint in Berlin as a student. This is a fantastic track for a newbie; although this isn’t too much of a surprise when you consider the solid nature of Henning’s back catalogue.

Add N To (X) – Robot New York (Peel Session)

Great Peel session version of one of the very best tracks on the bands wonderful ‘Avant Hard’ (1999) album. Chunky synths bolster rolling drums whilst distant stars explode!

Add N To (X) – King Wasp (Peel Session)

The band do a version of King Wasp, from their 1998 album ‘On The Wires Of Our Nerves’, for the Peel Session, recorded on 21 November 1999. Glam rock with vocodered vocals.

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