8.9.06

Krautsüßigkeit

Teutonic sounds for a weekend that came a tad late for me. Most of the songs feature a steady motorik beat set to replicate the experience of motorway driving through the autobahn... or just bouncing on your living room alone at 4 am.

All flowing, repetitive and slightly snobbish. An accurate aural copy of how I've been feeling this week.

01.Gas - untitled 1
(Pop, 2000)
02.Zorn - eckermann
(block 011, 2001)
03.Mikkel Metal - kaluga
(Dorant/Kaluga 12", 2004)
04.Neu! - hallogallo
(Neu!, 1975)
05.Quarks - wiederkomm
(Zuhause, 1997)
06.Other's peoples children - on a clear day
(on a clear day, 2001)
07.Stereolab - whisper pitch
(fab four suture, 2006)
08.Fujiya & Miyagi - conductor 71
(Transparent things, 2006)

Image: a recent favorite of mine, Camile Rose Garcia.

10 Comments:

  • At 2:37 PM, September 08, 2006, Blogger Makrugaik said…

    Damn weekend comes too late around here too...

     
  • At 4:08 PM, September 08, 2006, Anonymous angeles said…

    Me gustó lo de aural copy, extraño ambiente, como no estar en ningún lado, solo el sonido está presente

     
  • At 12:45 PM, September 09, 2006, Blogger Moka said…

    mkrgk: Good to see I've got a colleague on late come weekends :)

    angeles: la antipresencia es un item sin resolver en mi vida. Siempre me falta el tiempo y el conocimiento.
    Saludos.

     
  • At 7:39 AM, September 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Germany = technology + autobahn

    Keep up your stereotypes, idiot

     
  • At 1:08 PM, September 12, 2006, Blogger Moka said…

    lol, in case you didn't knew the motorik beat (motorik stands for motor skill in german) was indeed definitely established by Kraftwerk (and Neu! in lesser part) as a flowing rhythm homage to motorway driving hence the autobahn reference (and they do have a song called "autobahn" mmhh..., makes you wonder).

    and I never insinuated germans = technology, did I?

     
  • At 1:10 PM, September 12, 2006, Blogger Moka said…

    people never get how funny kraftwerk actually are.

     
  • At 4:53 AM, September 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Dear moka,

    no need to tell me about autobahns and motorik. I am German. And that is why a combination of the words "teutonic", "autobahn", and "motorik" is annoying me (maybe, because it evokes "marching", too?). You know, we have more stereotypes. Like the one which comprises of the words "romantic", "forest", and "Caspar David Friedrich". I am not exactly sure, but I think the record from "Gas" is about that. I would be happy if you would make a post about german forests. That would be great.

    and "technology" fits the concept of "teutonic", "autobahn", and "motorik", doesn't it?

     
  • At 4:37 PM, September 13, 2006, Blogger Moka said…

    Ok, your attitude is improving anonymous I will consider posting about german forests to please you. The Gas album that is actually about forests is "Konigsforst".

    Sorry for the "teutonic" term, in my country germans go by "alemanes" and "teutones".

    Anyhoo, it is a stereotype but I just want to make clear it was not my stereotype but the kraftwerk clicheé parody, so it's actually your own stereotypes, not mine. I don't know about the marching, though I'd rather make living room gigging to this ones.

     
  • At 3:12 PM, September 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    moka i really enjoy the mix. by the way, whose artwork is posted on this topic? the painting is great.

     
  • At 11:11 AM, September 16, 2006, Blogger Moka said…

    The painting is by camile rose garcia, the link to her page is in the bottom of this post. Check her out, she has an amazing output of work in there.

    Glad you enjoyed the mix.

     

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