Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Ahnst Anders - Home (Ant-Zen)


Forthcoming on Ant-Zen 15/04/11. A great example of modern EBM industrial music.




Tracklisting:

01 - Intro
02 - After Dark
03 - Hate & Love
04 - Nobody Home
05 - Dark Sun
06 - Hope & Homeless
07 - Homerun
08 - Walking Home
09 - Home

Seth Siro Anton





 

Seth Siro Anton is a Greek artist who creates wonderful, deeply surreal and nightmarish imagery. His work is often affiliated with goth metal music but I prefer to look at it as steampunk and cyberpunk. Amazing stuff.

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Atari Teenage Riot & Alec Empire

A selection of my favourite Atari Teenage Riot and Alec Empire videos. Their stuff can be very hit and miss with me but I respect what they do.







Monday, 28 March 2011

Coil - Colour Sound Oblivion

Legendary industrial group Coil released a 16 DVD boxset last year. 2 of these DVD's contained the visuals created by Peter Christopherson that where used in the live shows. They where published under the Creative Commons license. Dark, hypnotic and mesmerising work. You can download these videos for free here.




Saturday, 26 March 2011

The Corporation





















Classic thought-provoking and inspiring documentary from 2003, still completely relevant today. If you have not seen it then I recommend you watch it.

Provoking, witty, stylish and sweepingly informative, THE CORPORATION explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time. Part film and part movement, The Corporation is transforming audiences and dazzling critics with its insightful and compelling analysis.




Watch the full documentary on Youtube

Friday, 25 March 2011

Merzbow & Balaz Pandi - Ducks: Live In NYC

Would love to have these guys live at Yashar. Released on Ohm Resistance 26/04/11















Thursday, 24 March 2011

Lorde Awesome














A perfect combination of sonic terror and visual overload. Not for the faint hearted. This something I would like to see at Yashar.





"Pure art, both sound and visual. The stuttering frame of the explosion in time with the sound worked brilliantly. Crows symbolizing death in a backdrop of destruction was a perfect display of perfect nature versus mans lust for killing it. I'm stunned!" (from Youtube)

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Burial - Street Halo (HDB013)





















Burial is probably the best artist to emerge from the dubstep scene. For me his music envokes a ghostly soundtrack to a lonely, dark, rainswept city full of sorrow and smog but there is also an element of hope in there. The recordings feel so intimate, perfectly produced and create such an intense atmosphere. Street Halo is his first solo release in four years and is highly anticipated. Judging by the previews he has not lost his touch.

Released 28/03/11 on Hyperdub

Radio previews:

Street Halo:


Stolen Dog:

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith is a steampunk artist. He creates sculptures from bits of junk and scrap metal and turns them into mechanical works of art. I would love the interior of Yashar to resemble something like this or an old sci-fi set.





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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

V/A - Youth Manifesto 1 (MAK030)













Another great release by the best techno label at the moment Rodz-Konez. Featuring doomstep from Death Abyss, industrial techno from Tomohiko Sagae and abstract electronica from Inigo Kennedy.

Released by: Rodz-Konez
Release/catalogue number: MAK 030
Release date: Mar 28, 2011

Monday, 21 March 2011

The Anti-Group Communications

The Anti-Group Communications, or T.A.G.C. are a side project of Clock DVA. Formed in the early 1980s by Adi Newton. T.A.G.C. was conceived as an open-membership experimental multimedia collective, focused on audio, visual, and textual research and production, as well as performance art and installations.

An E-book documenting their history and philosophy:

Videos:





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Sunday, 20 March 2011

Voidloss - Severe on all who sit among them















Download this free track from Voidloss, runner of the excellent Singularity Records.


  
"Doomstep". Hope to hear more of this kind of thing.

Robotica





onedotzero x SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival
UKLondon
23 Apr 11 - 02 May 11

onedotzero joins SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival to present a screening of robotica

onedotzero joins SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival to present a screening of robotica as part of their 9th annual festival. From the outset the Festival's intention was to attract people who thought they didn't like SCI-FI, rather than just the hard-core SCI-FI fans. Now in it's 9th year, SCI-FI-LONDON is the UK's leading genre event and an internationally recognised launch pad for genre movies.

The festival will screen films over 6 days and also have a full daytime programme over the bank holiday weekend, aimed at the whole family.

Check out the onedotzero screening of robotica: a selection of films on the ethics, social effects and pure fun of a world shared with robots or androids, from spy messengers and declarations of love to extraterrestrial robotic invasions of earth.

For more information about the festival visit SCI-FI-LONDON
More info here.

Scorn - Yozza



















Quality industrial beats from the creator of dubstep, ex Naplam Death drummer Scorn.
Released last week on Ohm Resistance.
Artwork by Khomatech.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Whitehouse



"If someone ever created sound as pure reflection of mass murderers and sadists alike, then Whitehouse's is one of the truest soundtracks to most extreme of human conditions. Obsessed/fascinated with anything atrocious, Whitehouse project our worst nightmares." (from Discogs)



"They make The Sex Pistols sound like Atomic Kitten." (The Guardian, 2002)
"Most of us would find their music unlistenable." (Mojo)

Friday, 18 March 2011

ADMX 71 - Luminous Vapors

Listen to forthcoming Adam X LP for his Sonic Groove label. Release date 21/03/11



Tracklist:
1.Inter Galaxy Transfer Station
2.Planets Aligned
3.The CC Line
4.Indigenously Speaking
5.The Delay Of Flight 33
6.In Decay They Lurk
7.They've Come To Get Me
8.In Search Of
9.10,000 Leagues Over The Sea
10.Hacking Into The Afterlife
11.Pulsar Wind Nebula

Buy from Juno

A Place To Bury Strangers - I Know I'll See You

The excellent A Place To Bury Strangers named one of the 10 Must-Hear Bands Ready to Shake Up SXSW according to Wired.

Embryoroom - Hazmazk

Embryoroom is an a/v artist who specialises in dark, abstract, and beautiful surrealist imagery. I first became aware of his work when he collaborated with Pan Sonic on their Kuvaputki DVD, which is one of the best things I've ever seen.
I have been waiting for Hazmazk for a while now and it seems that it will be released later this year.



Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Max Hattler

Max Hattler is a filmmaker and visual artist interested in the space between abstraction and figuration in the moving image, where storytelling is freed from the constraints of traditional narrative. He works across the fields of film, video installation and live audiovisual performance.








Anodyne - Empires E.P.

Forthcoming from the essential Combat Recordings label. Empires E.P.
release date May 2011

featuring samples of tracks in order:
1. Empire of Light
2. Empire of Dust
3. Empire of Glass
4. Empire of Time

music by C. N. Cloughley
visuals by Stormfield @ COMBAT A.V.

William Gibson: The New Cyber/Reality

The man who coined the term "cyberspace," science fiction writer and futurist William Gibson discusses the new cyber-reality and where the human race might be headed next.
(Interview from Dec 2010)

William Gibson - Neuromancer (Graphic Novel)


William Gibson's classic Neuromancer in graphic novel form from 1984.

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Realmz - “Astral Body” on Sonic Groove (SG1146)


LabelSonic Groove
Cat. No.SG1146
FormatEXCL12"E
  Orders fromThu, 10 Mar 2011


Review

Pittsburg, Pennsylvania native and four year old Sonic Groove label resident Realmz is back with his latest music endeavor “Astral Body” His latest 4 track offering seethes with futuristic sound designs layered perfectly over industrial technoid drum rhythms. With his past roots planted firmly in both Industrial music and Detroit Techno, Mr D’ Atri knows a thing or two about crossbreeding both these styles as evident in his past releases. Here within “Astral Body” you will find the perfect genetic mutation of industrial and techno.

Blackest Ever Black - She Died With Her Eyes Open



Excellent mix by London based duo Raime. This is the type of sound I would like to hear in the Yashar lounge.


Download the mixtape (right click > save as)
PLAYLIST:
  1. Amebix – Sunshine Ward (Glad To Be Bad) (excerpt) [Spiderleg, 1984]
  2. Chasing Voices – Acidbathory (excerpt) [Preserved Instincts, 2010]
  3. Yellow Tears – Don’t Cry (fragment) [Hospital Productions, 2009]
  4. Burzum – Rundgang Um Die Transzendentale Säule Der Singularität [Misanthropy/Cymophane, 1996]
  5. Second Layer – Black Flowers [Cherry Red, 1981]
  6. Mecanica Popular – Daguerrotipo [Grabaciones Accidentales, 1987]
  7. Ye Olde Maids – Advice To A Future Giallo Killer [Heartworm Press, 2010]
  8. Cosmetics – Black Leather Gloves [Captured Tracks, 2010]
  9. aTelecine – I Came I Sat I Departed [Pendu Sound, 2010]
  10. Pump – Falling From Grace [Plague, 2010]
  11. Eric Zann – It Is Narrow Here (excerpt) [Ghost Box, 2005]
  12. Tropic of Cancer – Dive (Wheel Of The Law) [Blackest Ever Black, 2011]
  13. Gate – Forever [Ba Da Bing!, 2010]
  14. Pram – Compass Rose [Domino, 2007]
  15. The Units – Straight Lines [Community Library, 2009]
  16. Burial Hex - Go Crystal Tears [Aurora Borealis, 2009]
  17. Nocturnal Emissions – Vegetation Narration [Earthly Delights, 1987]
  18. Sutcliffe Jugend – Scene Two: The House; Act V: Cold Aftermath [Death Factory, 1999]
  19. Lydia Lunch – Suicide Ocean [Ruby, 1982]
  20. Peter Rehberg – ML3 [Editions Mego, 2009]
She Died With Her Eyes Open

A Blackest Ever Black mixtape
This mixtape was put together over the course of three or four nights in January and February, 2011. Inspired by the radiant menace of Keldgate Road and Skidby Lane in Cottingham, East Yorkshire, and the writings of Derek Raymond and David Peace. Dedicated to all murderers and murderees.

“I have taken a terrible beating from the truth and feel tamed, wise and desperate, as if I had taken a short route to wisdom through a mirror, and cut myself badly on it as I passed through.”

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Tropic of Cancer - Be Brave

Originally released on Feb 28th 2011 on Downwards records.
The B-side of the record is remixed by none other than Richard H. Kirk of Cabaret Voltaire.



Richard H Kirk remix:

The End Of All Existence

Pure, infinitley dark, drone techno from techno artist Milton Bradley.






Ancient Methods tracks now available as FLAC

"Pitch black techno war funk" say Boomkat (one of the best independent record stores on the web)
Ancient Methods are the best techno group since British Murder Boys. Below is arguably their best release: AM03, that brought techno down in the BPM but not in terms of raw industrial force.


Read full review of Third Method - ANCIENT METHODS on Boomkat.com ©

Monday, 14 March 2011

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Stunning looking cyberpunk video game forthcoming this year. I hope it is as good as it looks, as most modern day games are just clones of each other, usually consisting of poor voice acting and thin storylines.

Interzone Art Installation by Visiophone






Interzone is an audiovisual reactive installation, made for transition public places ( such as tunnels, hallways, stairs, …).

It represents a post-apocalyptic place that does not obey 
to the laws of physics as we know, a place where occur space-time abnormalities, unexplained phenomena.

more info@ the projectWebPage ::

visiophone-lab.com/​data/​visiophone

Regis - Peel Session

This set was recorded from John Peel's BBC programme around 1997/1998. Classic uncompromising techno from one half of British Murder Boys, who are one of my biggest influences and capture the spirit of cyberpunk.

John Peel of course, was also a big influence. He never played it safe. A godfather of independent music. I remember reading in an interview about how he viewed techno as the modern day punk music. That the artists remained faceless because it was not about the money or the fame. That is what I love about techno such as this. It is a reaction to the greed of capitalist society. Using the latest technology and soundtracking the increasing pace of modern day dystopia.

Yashar Newsletter 002


The 70 billion people on Earth – Where are they hiding?>>>>Welcome to the Yashar newsletter>>>>I have created the first logo design for the nightclub and record label>>>>I wanted something cult and cryptic, where the ancient meets the future>>>>>Let me know what you think>>>>>This newsletter also contains links to the most interesting Yashar related music, art and film news>>>>>For more updates, follow me here and on Twitter.>>>>> Peace.





>>>>>For an idea of what music to expect from Yashar please visit my concept mix blog and download FREE mixes:




>>>>>I will also be posting exclusive mixes in future newsletters.


Yashar Music News:


Stream Lucy's excellent new LP, Wordplay For Working Bee's in full on soundcloud:






Industrial goth minimal electronica from upcoming band Raime - If Anywhere was here he would know where we are:


Yashar Film News:
Ridley Scott working on new sci-fi film 'Prometheus'


Check out the trailer for Spanish Sci-Fi short 'Rosa'


Yashar Art News:

Embryoroom's Hazmazk/Electronic Terror@The Eventi Hotel (Jumbo Screen)





>>>>>AGAINST THE PLAGUE OF MEDIOCRITY

>transmission end.

Yashar Newsletter 001

The 70 billion people on Earth - Where are they hiding?>>>>Welcome to the very first Yashar newsletter>>>>I have collected various images that inspire what I have in mind for the look and feel of the nightclub>>>>Essentially it is cyberpunk>>>Please let me know what you think, or if you can suggest any other relevant material>>>>I will also be hosting an upcoming competition for designing the logo>>>>Please feel free to submit any designs to email: thegreenman81@gmail.com>>>>Get designing!>>>>>Peace.











Yashar Music news:

>>>>Pale Sketcher unleashes outstanding release - Seventh Heaven. Download free track here.

>>>>Ulterior set to release debut album 'Wild In Wildlife':



>>>>Forward Strategy Group preview forthcoming ep:

Forward Strategy Group // Tayo Olowu (Clip) by forward strategy group

Yashar Film News:

>>>>I discovered Jeff Mills' version of Fritz Langs Metropolis on Youtube recently. I have wanted to see this for years. The quality is not great but its definitely worth checking out.

Jeff Mills - Metropolis (part 1):



>>>AGAINST THE PLAGUE OF MEDIOCRITY

>>>>transmission end.

Originally posted on http://sean.creativetechnologies.info on the 17th Feb 2011

Sonic Art Nightclub & Digital Record Label

Proposal: Sonic Art Nightclub & Digital Record Label

Name: YASHAR

Tagline: "Musical Catharsis"

Description:

Yashar, the nightclub, is a place where openminded art and music lovers unite against the plague of mediocrity. An art gallery by day and a music venue by night. Yashar is an exciting new venue that plays music thats hard to find anywhere else, from techno and industrial to punk and metal. Inspired by true independant clubs such as The Hacienda, Tresor and The House of God, one night in Yashar will be unlike any nightclub you have ever experienced before.

Yashar, the digital record label, will be an independant label that will specialise in the cutting edge music. Techno, industrial, punk, metal, dark ambient and drone. Inspired by labels such as Rodz-Konez, Downwards, Type, Tresor, Cold Meat Industries, Ohm Resistence, Counterbalance and Factory.

Detail:

The look a feel of the nightclub will be 1980's sci-fi underground. Think Alien, Blade Runner, HR Giger, steampunk and cyberpunk. The name comes from a Cabaret Voltaire song which will also be the first song played every night. Visuals will be state of the art, with projectors displaying art, animation, film clips and the name of the song currently playing. Songs played will also be updated via a mobile phone application. There will be two main rooms of music, a lounge 'chill-out' area and main room. Only quality drink will be served at the bar! Livefeed broadcasts will be transmitted to a website that will eventually be available for download in an online archive.

During the day the same space will be used as an art and music gallery marketplace. Holding exhibitions from various artists local and worldwide. People can also come to sell, exchange and buy music and art. The label music will be distributed here also, as well as the usual download outlets such as Juno and Boomkat, keeping as close to independant distributers as possible. A service providing art for media such as record covers, digital booklets, posters and web design could also be a possibility.