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Post by wintchil » Sun May 01, 2011 2:12 pm

All the Drexciya stuff is great. Got all of there cd's.

Check out Transllusion as well. As far as i know this is Drexciya also. The first time I ever heard of them was back in the early 90's on Juan Atkins magic tracks album. They had a track on there called positron island which is devestaingly good. Very hardcore electro. Great use of distorted synth and acid bubbly sounds.

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Post by dr. jacoby » Sun May 01, 2011 5:29 pm

massive :tu: for drexciya! also, check out the other people place if you haven't. it's a drexciya side-project and it's pretty great!

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Post by darenager » Sun May 01, 2011 5:53 pm

^ Yeah, also Arpanet, Der Zyklus, Japanese Telecom etc

I've got quite a few tracks in this vein that I need to get compiled into an album :party:

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Post by dequalsrxt » Sun May 01, 2011 8:02 pm

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Post by bint » Sun May 01, 2011 11:43 pm

Liddlepud wrote:Here's a good mix:
cheers.. grabbing it now.

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Post by questionable » Tue May 03, 2011 9:29 am

Yeah. Thanks for linking that mix. Great tracklist.

I've got a long drive through the desert coming up in the next couple weeks, and this will fit the bill. Love Drexciya.

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Post by userwave » Tue May 10, 2011 1:56 pm

all classics, all amazing :)

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Post by Liddlepud » Tue May 10, 2011 3:19 pm

Here's a mix of Gerald Donald stuff:

http://soundcloud.com/vlr/research-heinrich-mueller

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Post by Monobass » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:31 pm

just listening to a couple of my nineties favourites

was they ever any reliable information about what synths they used? I don't normally take a lot of notice of gear lists, but I've always wondered if they used modular or semi-modular stuff, the modulations are wild and non-linear. I almost want someone reliable to say they didn't use modular gear, cos I'd be even more impressed ;) It's not like there's anything unfathomable (mind the pun) about how they put stuff together, there's just a quality of timbre that i can never quite pin down.

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Post by Luka » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:55 pm

Liddlepud wrote:Here's a mix of Gerald Donald stuff:

http://soundcloud.com/vlr/research-heinrich-mueller

thanks!

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Post by slow_riot » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:08 pm

@ monobass I would guess lots of Roland stuff, probably some samplers and no modular.

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Post by Monobass » Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:05 am

wonder if they had a 100m, that would make sense
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Post by John_Chowning » Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:28 am

plus, all their albums were recorded underwater in an African-American matriarchal utopia.

the Roland System 100m sounds so much better 3,000 ft below sea level. The oscillators really carry through the water, and all the dolphins and whales totally groove on it

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Post by Babaluma » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:16 am

i have that wavejumper 12", great stuff!

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Post by rockmanrock » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:11 pm

I really doubt they used any modular. Some more discussion of their gear here.

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Post by Babaluma » Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:10 pm

i'd imagine it was all second hand 80's digi stuff, some cheap analogue mono synths, and a cassette 4 track, based on just listening.

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Post by jimmyedgar » Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:03 pm

I grew up a massive dopplereffekt fan, Drexciya wasn't until later for me but still before James died. He was a truck driver, died of heart attack just after he made other people's place. Gerald is still around, I've collected some of the most bizarre stories of him. He's an enigma around detroit with the generation older than I

They did use modular. I know bmg was letting Gerald use his studio for awhile, he would take the bus over there. They had arp sequencers and korg stuff. Moog synths and pro one was used a lot, sh101 too. They did a lot of tape pitching that's why some of 808s sound different. They used sk1 and whatever they could get

We did another show recently at berghein and he uses a triton exclusively for arpanet. He plays live on it too.

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Post by Monobass » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:29 pm

Cheers for the knowledge Jimmy.
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Post by obiex » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:04 pm

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This is the real raw Stinson shit - yours on vinyl for only a few hundred bucks I believe...
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Post by Monobass » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:51 pm

See I always found the Clarence record a little overrated, just rare and in short supply.

I prefer the other version of that track - "The Countdown Has Begun"... Think its on Wavejumper.
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Post by nuckabean » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:43 pm

I've always found it hard to get into drexciya, maybe i need to give it another chance

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Post by s o l v e n t » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:49 pm

jimmyedgar wrote:I grew up a massive dopplereffekt fan, Drexciya wasn't until later for me but still before James died. He was a truck driver, died of heart attack just after he made other people's place. Gerald is still around, I've collected some of the most bizarre stories of him. He's an enigma around detroit with the generation older than I

They did use modular. I know bmg was letting Gerald use his studio for awhile, he would take the bus over there. They had arp sequencers and korg stuff. Moog synths and pro one was used a lot, sh101 too. They did a lot of tape pitching that's why some of 808s sound different. They used sk1 and whatever they could get

We did another show recently at berghein and he uses a triton exclusively for arpanet. He plays live on it too.
Hey Jimmy what makes you think they used modular? I've been to BMG's studio in the early 2000s and he had no modular stuff, so if you mean that they had access to modulars through BMG, that wouldn't be the case - lots of great analog synths, but no modular. I was told from someone in the know that Pro1 and Mono-Poly were the 2 main synths with these guys, along with a Juno for the chords. In addition to the obvious 808 & 909, there were some infamous stories of early Dopplereffekt shows where there would be very long pauses between songs while the next songs' sounds were loading up on an Emulator. With the massive punch on those drum samples, it's not hard to believe that an old Emu was the source.

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Post by crystal hell pool » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:00 pm

i know dopplereffekt uses korg trinitons live, at least for the last 2 years. that shit he was doing with beta evers is so rad. zweischenwelt or whatever so good. kinda like black replica but more evil

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Post by thorncore » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:24 pm

Heavy use of the Alpha Juno on Drexciya releases.

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