Ambidextrous Neuropraxia (AU 0.1, 1995)

Separate from the normal review section we published these record reviews by DJ Ambidextrous in Alien Underground 0.1 (spring 1995) [Read more →]

Alien Underground 0.1 Record Reviews (1995)

Record reviews from Alien Underground 0.1, the second and last issue, spring 1995, by The Warlock, Flint Michigan, Sentinel, CF and others. [Read more →]

Sähkö Recordings Interview (1994)

Interview with Tommi Grönlund from Sähkö Recordings published in Alien Underground 0.0 in 1994.

In the short time of their existence Sähkö Recordings from Helsinki have made their name in the international underground, and are standing for a sound of electronic minimalism and purity, proving once more that some of the most interesting techno comes from places that are far removed from the hype and scenes of the various ‘techno capitals’.
Also this year they are running a project called Ambient City on local radio featuring material from all over the world, about half being exclusively recorded, the other half being DJ mixes of ‘ambient music’ in the broadest sense of the word, supported by a local radio station and the Finnish Museum of Contemporary Art. Walkmen locked to the frequency are available!
We spoke to Tommi, who runs the label, works as an architect and also designs the wonderfully minimalistic covers for the records, when he visited London for a few days recently. After going through the London record shops for those hard to find tunes and after some food at Wong Key we wanted to find out about the artistic background and intentions of Sähkö…

Sähkö: There are 3 guys involved with these records, most important Mika Vainio, he has made numbers 1 and 2, and also the CD, number 6, and he also played the other half of number 3, quite a different record. Then there’s Sami Salo who made number 4.
Mika Vainio is a bit older than I, he’s been into industrial, noisy stuff since the beginning of the eighties. The other guys are much younger, they’ve got a totally different background. Mika is the most important for the label however, his music and philosophy has very much affected myself. [Read more →]

Record Reviews Alien Underground 0.0 (1994)

Record Review section of Alien Underground 0.0 with reviews by Flint Michigan, Sentinel, Deviant, and CF [Read more →]

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…
WANNA BE A GANGSTA!? [Read more →]

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