Wanna Be A Gangsta!?

Short article – or review series – on Hardcore beyond Gabber in Alien Underground 0.0 (London 1994):
About 2 years ago, in Holland a new sound of Techno emerged that set new standards in hardness: Gabber, simplistic, energetic, humourous, and highly controversial. Even though getting faster, mutating slowly, with its vast success and the ensueing bandwagon jumping a lot of the production has become a bit stale, using formula to create tracks that just sound too similar to each other; check Mokum, Rotterdam and their imitators to hear what I mean. But crazed gabbamuffins from New York, Chicago, Paris and Frankfurt wouldn’t have it and decided to out-hard the Dutch. Alien Underground went out to check the essential releases you’ve got to get, if you…
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Praxis: Nothing Essential Happens In The Absence of Noise

From Alien Underground 0.0, London 1994
by Praxis

Nothing Essential Happens in the Absence of Noise

Techno is the culture that was born from the sores of an unintelligible urban territory. Cultural production, corporate or independent, only could produce extreme boredom, apathy when the post war years got recycled in ever shorter cycles, art imploded and personal computers got widely available. The industry then got the fear, Horror Vacui, because the principle of its organisation > the top-to-bottom one way transmission > got short circuited, & there was no transmitter or receiver, only a mixer & rooms full of people + noise. [Read more →]

London Psychogeographical Association: Belief Is The Enemy

From Alien Underground 0.0, London 1994
by LPA

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A thread runs through the recent constitutional debate initiated by Prince Charles — the thread of faith. By proposing himself as the Defender of Faith, the wanna-be king hopes to resolve the prospect of being debarred from the throne for being married to a Roman Catholic. Princess Diana has held back from declaring her allegiance to Rome, although it is public knowledge that she is ‘under instruction’ — a technical term describing a brain-washing technique that would-be converts to Rome are obliged to undergo.
Diana’s restraint has forced Charles to fight against the constitutional restrictions against Roman Catholics — under threat of losing the throne. [Read more →]

Critical Art Ensemble: The Electronic Disturbance (Autonomedia, 1994)

Review from Alien Underground 0.0, London 1994
by Flint Michigan

Critical Art Ensemble:
The Electronic Disturbance
(Autonomedia, 1994)
A collection of 6 essays that take a look at the changing face of resistance in the now much hyped technological age with its electronic spaces that are creating social conditions that the CAE like to call liquescence. On a first flick this collection looks like one more revamping of the Deleuze and Guattari vocabulary with a nod to everyones best mates – the Situationist International. [Read more →]

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