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Tag Archives: 1999

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.

Einstürzende Neubauten – Sonnenbarke

More restrained loveliness from EN’s 1999 album ‘Silence Is Sexy’. The band were phenomenal around this time; despite the fact (or because of it?) that they were really holding back.

Aural Holograms – The Day Of Opening The Tomb

Oozing drone from the Czech republic, supposedly recorded in 1999 by Finnish duo Anti Haapapuro and Jussi Saivo. Nightmarish or relaxing, depending on your mindset; perhaps both at the same time.

Coil – Are you Shivering?

From the bands 2000 offering ‘Musick To Play In The Dark Volume 1’, this track is named after a question the band members used to ask each other when on MDMA.
No such ecstatic heights with this tune; it’s very dark and very foreboding.

‘Are You Loathsome Tonight’?

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