Datacide 17 Record Reviews by Christoph Fringeli

HFK
[Rouge de Colere 11]

The Toolbox sublabel reserved for the fast and hard sounds is back with one of its best releases yet. The four-tracker starts with some mental hypnotic hardcore which would also fit in a more out-there tek set, then starts evolving into more speedcore inspired experiments. It’s not that extreme and comes of as quite rounded, but evolves with multiple listens to a great addition to the catalogue.

Molecule SCAM vs. HFK
[AcidNight 20]

The first side credited to Molecule SCAM is an epic digital acid excursion with nice progressions, but definitely nothing outside of the genre. This is what happens on the flipside where HFK is giving the old Jones & Stephenson track The First Rebirth (released in 1993 on Bonzai) a manic flashcore workover. Of course it’s tongue in cheek, but since I have no nostalgic feelings towards early 90s hard trance I find it hard to get into, although I can imagine there to be the right moment at a party for mixing in and out of this track. Pretty good is the final track where hardcore, speedcore and broken elements in the beat structure are combined with nervous bleeping loops and descending hisses. Overall a welcome addition to the Acid Night catalogue, especially with its genre-bending tendencies.

Cyclic Backwash
[Neurotrope NRT039]

Very prolific in the last couple of years, Cyclic Backwash appears on Neurotrope with a varied 3-tracker. Most interesting is the a-side with its combination of acid lines, resonating stabs and psychedelic progression with a slightly broken beat. [Read more →]

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Die Menschenhauttrommel (The Human Skin Drum, 1988)

Die Menschenhauttrommel (The Human Skin Drum) was first published in Flash Team Report (Vision 18) and reprinted in the Almanac for Noise & Politics 2016 as a companion piece to the article about the Vision label and to show a connection to the present, namely the release of ‘Skin Craft’ – RIND & NOL, works by Alex Buess and Daniel Buess on Praxis in 2016.

Praxis presents: Detonal @ Køpi 27-08-2016

Praxis presents Detonal

Fundraiser for Datacide Magazine

BREAKCORE-EXPERIMENTAL-HARDCORE-NOISE & MORE

with:

XANOPTICON [Zhark/Hymen/Peace Off]
https://soundcloud.com/xanopticon

DIMENTIA [Void Tactical Media]
https://soundcloud.com/dimentia 

DJ DYBBUK [Hekate Sound System]
https://www.mixcloud.com/DjDybbuk

ELECTRIC KETTLE (Praxis/ Peace Off)
https://soundcloud.com/electrickettle

ASSIMILATION PROCESS (aka NOIZE CREATOR) [Suburban Trash Industries]
https://soundcloud.com/suburbantrash/noize-creator-live-bln-09-06

EL GUSANO ROJO [Hijos De Puta]
https://soundcloud.com/elgusanorojo

LYNX [Praxis Records]

ZOMBIEFLESHEATER [Kritik Am Leben]
https://www.mixcloud.com/Zombieflesheater

Sound By: YAYA SYSTEMS

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KØPI – 27-08-2016

Start 23h

NO RACISM – NO SEXISM – NO NATIONALISM

Datacide Book presentation in Vienna 26-02-2016 + Praxis floor at Cyberrise Party 27-02!

LU-panda-lectures_2016-02-26

Organized by: panda!
Location: Librería Utopía – radical bookstore vienna, Preysinggasse 26-28, 1150 Wien
Facebook Event

Datacide ist eine Zeitschrift, die von den Schnittmengen von experimenteller elektronischer Musik und radikaler Politik ausgehend Möglichkeiten und Momente von Subversion, Gegenkultur und Revolution untersucht und formuliert. Gegründet wurde Datacide 1997 in London quasi als schriftliches Pendant des Musik-Labels Praxis, das von Christoph Fringeli seit 1992 betrieben wird, und das mit seinen Veröffentlichungen im Bereich von Noise, Breakcore und experimenteller Tanzmusik einen internationalen Ruf genießt. Nun sind die ersten 10 Ausgaben von Datacide in einem Band erschienen und präsentieren auf 364 Seiten eine einzigartige Geschichte der Gegenkulturen, die mit elektronischer Musik und Teknivals assoziiert sind.

Christoph Fringeli wird über die Wurzeln und Inspirationen von Datacide berichten und diskutieren.

Link zum Buch: http://datacide-magazine.com/datacide-books-for-2015/

Die Veranstaltung ist kostenlos (Spenden erbeten) und wird von unserem Kulturverein “Assoziation Panda – Verein zur Förderung des kritischen literarischen Diskurses” organisiert.

And on Saturday 27-02-2016, there will be a Praxis floor at the yearly Cyberrise Free Party at EKH, feat. 2/5 BZ, Ari Nev, Christoph Fringeli,  Crash 0.1 a.k.a. Mr. Damned, Eiterherd, Franz Rasputin, Johnny Weissbrot, Lynx, and Zombieflesheater.

EKH Vienna flyer 2

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