Grains - John Hudak / 12: Älska dig min
Kärlek - John Hudak
John Hudak has been interested in sound
and music from the age of four when he
began to play a variety of instruments.
At the University of Delaware (BA,
English 1981) and Naropa Institute for
the Arts (1979), he studied video,
photography, creative writing and dance.
He then began to create taped soundtracks
for his solo performance art pieces. In
recent years, he has concentrated on
sound, particularly natural sounds.
Hudak's current sound work focuses on the
minimalism and repetition of sounds below
the usual threshold of hearing, sounds
that are filtered out or considered non-musical.
These sounds are recorded, deconstructed
and processed, their rhythms and textures
being the basis for aural manipulations.
02: Cartesian - Black
Faction / 03: Afghan Front Mix 3 - Black
Faction / 10: Danté is Afraid of Virgils
Vision - Black Faction / 16. Dissidents
in Exile - Foreign Terrain
Black Faction aka Andrew
Diey is currently living in Manchester,
He works professionally as a sound
designer and music composer. His works
have been performed on radio and
television, and he has met with critical
success with his music since his first
commercial release in 1998. He released
his first commercial release under the
name Foreign Terrain in 1998 on Skam
Record's MASK series. Since this release
he has changed his recording name and
direction to become Black Faction. The
peices contained in this Album are
unreleased and unheard before, and in the
similar style to Internal Dissident.
04: Kaftanistanabul -
Universal Deluxe is
Darren Lamborne, a veteran musician and
sound designer who works within the games
industry, as well as top game sound, he
is also very able to lend his hand to
produce underground beat music as in
Kaftanistanabul (Afghan Front), he has
remixed and breathed new life into a
great rhythmical number.. and managed to
use the vocals to great effect. we want
05: Odessian - Rapoon / 06:
Caligulan - Rapoon
Rapoon is the ethno-ambient solo project
of :zoviet*france: co-founder Robin
Storey, born in 1955 in Cumbria, Scotland.
While studying fine arts at Sunderland
University, he began pursuing a long-held
interest in sound manipulation by taking
classes in electronic and experimental
composition, additionally joining with
friends to perform the works of Karlheinz
Stockhausen (a key influence, as were the
Krautrock bands of the early 1970s). In
1979 Storey formed the pioneering
industrial group :zoviet*france:,
remaining a member until 1993; the year
previous, Storey issued the first Rapoon
album, Dream Circle, its entrancing
fusion of Indian ragas, African rhythms
and experimental textures anticipating
the evocative soundscapes of the many
releases to follow. Also a noted visual
artist, painter and animator, Storey's
work was exhibited throughout the world,
with two of his pieces on display at the
Berlin Museum of Modern Art.
Rapoon & Black Faction will meet
again.. on a double CD late 2002 / early
07: Sepia Indate - Keith
Keith Fullerton Whitman lives and works
by the double-edged sword of being both a
music writer AND composer-performer from
his home, the Reckankomplex, in
Somerville, MA. By night he runs the EMS
(Electronic Music Studios) Somerville in
addition to the
Limited of Cambridge record label. Aside
from composing and producing under his
own name for the Kranky label, Keith's
many musical aliases include Hrvatski (currently
recording for the Planet-Mu label), DJ
Hekla, ASCIII, and Gai/Jin. Hobbies
include research on topics such as Early
Electronic Music, Drum Breaks,
Contemporary Art (specializing in Fluxus,
Sound Art, and Sound Poetry), Video Game
culture, and Macintosh Audio Software. He's
also an amateur ornithologist and an avid
collector of LPs, ranging in genre from
free jazz, post World War II classical,
art music(s), European progressive rock,
psychedelia, and of course electronic
music of all walks.
08: Oakland Concréte -
Since 1997, Sutekh has released
consistently inconsistent electronic
music on local and international labels
Force Inc./Mille Plateaux, Source,
Background, Plug Research, Cytrax / Delay,
Tektite, and his own Context.
Manipulating computers, samplers,
synthesizers, ping pong tables, Scrabble
pieces, and found sounds, he has created
everything from minimal house and techno
to dense, dissonant noise collage. Unable
to explain his reasons for making such
music, he blankets himself with sarcasm.
People often have a difficult time
deciding whether or not he is serious.
Sutekh established Context Free Media and
its associated record label in 1999.
Arleasian Girl Remix- Valéa Djinn
Valéa Djinn, lives and works in Paris,
France. Where she comes from a background
in the Visual Arts & Film. In her
I have been singing and composing music
in my home studio since 1999 using the
computer, various synths, sampler and
voice as an instrument, which I have also
used on this track.
Last year I composed for a musical comedy
called "rayon femme".
And I am currently working on the sound
and music for a book / play named "women
who run with the wolves" and also
work on my LP demos.
My main influences are Film, and the
Valéa Djinn will work together with
Black Faction on a new project for 2003.
which will be a joint production and
featuring Valea on Vocals.
11 Window Maker - Nemezis
Nemezis (Lukasz Pawlak & Maciej
Staniecki) are an ambient /electronica
duo from Poland.
Started in 1997 by Lukasz.
The original musical intentions were
towards Industrial / Avantgarde styles.
But later evolved into a more aetheral
sound, and developed rhythmical
structures. Which can be heard on their
remix of Widow Maker.
Lukasz Pawlak is also known from the
cooperative City Songs/Sleep Well
CDR series published by his own Requiem
Records". Nemezis have also released
a CD Album on Vivo named Whispers from
Behind The Window" in 2001.
14: Anti-Freeze -Props Mix
- Black Moses
Black Moses.. a duo from South London,
who live & work in the studio.
Have added their own blend of beats to
Caucus Part I. Deeply hidden within
pirate radio circuits and the Brixton
Reggae Session, this and more influence
the sound of Black Moses.
Expect more to be delivered from these
South London steppas.
15: Caucus Burial Final -
Cclay / 16. Dissidents in Exile - Cclay
Cclay has worked with
experimental music and abstract visual
art for most of his life. He took a naive/recombinant
approach, experimented with all of the
sonic elements from the original tracks,
and used tonal sounds, vocal melismatic
inflections, and minimal rhythmic
elements for his input. He currently
lives and works in North-Eastern U.S.