Monday 28 January 2008

Justice: "Fabric Rejected Mix"

Unofficially dubbed the "Rejected Fabric Mix" because it was supposed to appear as a Fabric compilation before being leaked to the public, Justice's new mix is easily one of the best of the year and has a scope well beyond the duo's own apocalyptic electro madness. Take a listen (or three...or five) and see for yourself.


Sparks - Tryouts For The Human Race -Virgin
Rondo Veneziano - La Serenissima - Universal
Goblin -Tenebrae - Cinevox
Daft Punk - Ouverture - Virgin
Surkin - Next Of Kin -Institubes
Symbolone -Love Juice - SymbolOne
Korgis - Everybodys Gotta Learn Sometimes - Angel Air
Midnight Juggernauts -Ending Of An Era-Mindight Juggernauts
The Paradise Ft Romauld - In Love With You - Vulture
Justice - TTHHEE PPAARRTTYY (Acapella) - Ed Banger
Chic - Everybody Dance - Atlantic
Frankie Valli - Who Loves You - Warners
Das Pop - Underground - Das Pop
Julien Clerc - Quand Je Joue ? EMI
Daniel Balavoine - Vivre Ou Survivre - Barclay
Richard Sanderson - Reality - Barclay
Zoot Woman - Grey Day - Wall Of Sound
Fucking Champs - Thor Is Like Immortal - Drag City
The Rave - Mother - The Rave
Fancy - You Never Know - Fancy
Frank Stallone - Far From Over - Universal
Sheila - Misery - Warners
Todd Rundgren - International Feel - Warners


Sunday 20 January 2008

Concert Update 2008

17 Feb Fink
19 Feb Thieves like us
26 Feb Jens Lekman
27 Feb Cut Copy

01 Mar Band of Horses / Kinski
04 Mar Menomena
09 Mar Lou Rhodes / Mum
13 Mar Black Dice / Hot Chip / The Presets / Dj KRUSH
20 Mar Patrick Watson
21 Mar Dj Shadow & Cut Chemist
26 Mar The National

10 Apr Trentemoller
17 Apr Ane Brun


02 Feb Gabriel Rios
21 Feb Koop
26 Feb Nada Surf
27 Feb Black Francis
28 Feb RONI SIZE ---- Too late sold out
29 Feb Swayzak

06 Mar Autchere
13 Mar Amon Tobin
20 Mar Tegan & Sara
25 Mar The Wombats


25 Jan Vive la Fete / Stateless
26 Jan Pendulum

29 Feb Electric trash
Kavinsky - ed bangers
housmeister - b-pitch / boys noise

13 Apr Maceo Parker

STEIM Season Opening Concert 2008

"Musicianship in Live Electronic Music" was one of the themes for our concert series last year. We hosted most of the performances in our studio space to create a concentrated and critical platform for both the musicians and the audience. We feel that the intimate space intensifies the relationship between the two sides where one can really feel whether the artist is able to engage his/her audience or not. In 2008, we plan to continue this theme along with other new directions.
Please join us at our season-opening concert with three seasoned electronic performers. Each artist shares a passion to extend their musical expression through unique unconventional instruments.

Rafael Toral

Rafael Toral is a musician and artist. Born in Lisbon, he has been performing live since 1984. Having attempted to study music, he realized his path was one of exploration and discovery, to which conventional music teaching was irrelevant. He learned acoustics, electronics and music writing, having started to write music on paper after his former fascination with graphic scores. In 1994, Wave Field determined a shift in composing methods, taking from then on sound itself as the basic matter for all music, thus rendering his work unwriteable. Considered later in the 1990's by the Chicago Reader to be "one of the most gifted and innovative guitarists of the decade", he has been working on the possibilities of ambient music (variable attention listening process) and improvisation with higher levels of risk (using instruments or systems that behave in unpredictable ways), amongst other things.

Space Studies: Using gestural controllers (sensor gloves, optical sensors, portable amplifiers), Rafael Toral has been suggesting a reflection on the physicality and visuality of human performance as musical gesture. He has also been practicing an approach to music centered on a universal, pre-historic and pre-aesthetical impulse to produce sound, aware that music and language may have a common root.

Video | Rafael Toral @ ZDB / 2007

Rafael Toral

Cor Fuhler

Born 1964 Barger-Oosterveld / Drenthe / the Netherlands. Began with piano and organ at the age of 6. Later also on self-made instruments. Started studying piano (improvised music) in '83 at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam (a/o. with Nico Langenhuijsen, Charlie Green, Ron van Rossum and Misha Mengelberg). Graduated in `89.

Amsterdam-based Cor Fuhler works in the field of electronic and improvised music. Piano is his main acoustic instrument, and he seeks to take it musically beyond usual perceptions, specializing in sustained sounds with use of various string stimulators: 12 ebows, rotating threads, spinning disks. Fuhler also manipulates sounds from turntables, linguaphones, springs etc and filters them through an analogue synth: the EMS Synthi AKS, his main electronic instrument. Currently he is working on a new analogue set up: the NIGLO 1. He often builds his own instruments/ installations/ modifications such as the Keyolin: a violin with keys.

Video | Cor Fuhler @ PLAYLAB SESSIE

Cor Fuhler

Byungjun Kwon

Byungjun (1971, Kr) started his musical career in early 90`s as a singer/songwriter and has released 7 albums ranging from alternative rock to minimal house. He creates music for records, sound tracks, fashion collections, contemporary dance, theater plays and interdisciplinary events. Recent works and performances have been presented in many international venus. Now he lives and works in Amsterdam.

For this concert he will be playing his digital and analog drawing tools for sound and image. This will be the second version of 'Draw True Drawn' which was premiered @ Tag, Den Haag in 2007. Cheerful live drawing, sound of handwriting, homemade analog synth and more...

Byungjun Kwon

Studio for Electro Instrumental Music
Thursday, January 24
Venue: STEIM, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam
Time: 20.30 hrs.
Entrance: 5 euros

Tel: 020-6228690
Fax: 020-6264262

More information on concerts:
STEIM activity

Wednesday 16 January 2008

Warp Light District....abstract electronics and visual dimensions...

with Funckarma, Emotional Spy, Ard Bit for ambient/IDM/electronica sounds, Videotroopers and Pitch-Visualive for atmospheric visuals displayed on multiscreening and installations, making the venue environment interacting with
the music as a whole experience....and an audiovisual showcase by the netlabel Vidauxs @ Overtoom 301 Amsterdam - 02 Feb - < 21.30 >

Emotional Spy
Spy started to work on his music project in 2002 in Nantes (France), working on different experimentations in his home studio, most of the time solo, sometimes with collaborators. The main direction then was really into atmospheric landscapes research, sounding like sci fi work or paranoid ambient.

Funckarma is the music of two Dutch brothers, Don and Roel Funcken. Both did studies in audio visual surroundings. Influences on their work are hiphop, jazz, reggae and dub music, soul music and definitely beats in all ways imaginable.
Having released under numerous labels (Warp/Skam/dub/Merck) and alter egos (Cane/Quench/Cenik), they remixed Funkstörung and Speedy J and received great acclaim for their hiphop project with Shadowhuntaz.

Ard Bit
Ard Bit is the brainchild of Ard Janssen, and is the moniker for his vision of abstract electronic music. Born in the southern part of the Netherlands, he now resides in Rotterdam. He has been interested in electronic music since he heard it for the first time; back in the early 90's. Programming beats and shaping sound to obtain abstract music bears his core fascination.

videortroopers is erik mijwaard (nl).
real-time manipulated electronic incoherence to stress emotions created by audio.

Pitch Visualive
The creative process of pitch-visualive is based on the diffusion of an impromptu visual energy. Abundance and excess, deconstruction and reapropriation. The sounds and the images are answered in a visual and sound reflexivity, inviting all the directions to appear.Video live of pitch always born in a climate of experimentation and improvisation.
2d and 3d creations are combined with catches of personal sights and coincident in a non-narrativ poesy.

Vidauxs is a project, a space, a network, an indipendent netlabel which aims to research, promote and distribute experimental audio and video productions, to encourage the artists oriented to a visual listening of the electronic music to share and enhance their own experiences. From IDM to the experimental projects vidauxs means to emphasize the visual aspect of the electronic music promoting audiovisual productions.

Warp Light District