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Mutek 2005

June 1 / Nocturne 1

Polmo Polpo


June 2 / Evolving Channels Panel

Mark Quail, Pheek, Jonas Temple, Matt Laszuk, John Acquaviva

June 2 / Expérience 1


Des cailloux et du carbone

June 3 / Expérience 2

Galerie Stratique


June 3 / Beyond Borders Panel

Deadbeat, Atom Heart, Philip Sherburne, Mendoza, FM3

Philip Sherburne

June 3 / Nocturne 3




June 4 / Placard

B. Kawula


superpitcher / today / kompakt

Dreamy, heavenly and sometimes sinister, Superpitcher's mix CD for Kompakt delivers in a way that his album did not. All the dark atmospheric moodiness of artists like Lawrence, Mayer, Hacke, Max Mohr, Wighnomy Bros. and Superpitcher himself create the mood and focus of this mix. Angst-filled bouncy bliss prevails throughout Today, making this one of the first singular mixes to come through in a short while.
listen: marz & blouse / happiness - wighnomy bros. / superpitcher (lawrence mix)
listen: let's help me / love food - dj koze / michael mayer

aminar / AminaminA / the workers institute

Having met at the Reykjavik College of Music in 1998, the four ladies of Amina have an impressive resume. Perhaps best known as Sigur Ros' string ensemble (featured on two of the albums, and an essential ingredient in that band's live act), Amina also backed up Efterklang on their widely acclaimed Tripper album, and laid down some string love on one of the Album Leaf records. However, AnimaminA, the group's debut EP, sees them as much more than a back-up band. Centered around violin, viola and cello, the four compositions have a cinematic and otherworldly quality to them, enhanced by the addition of glockenspiel and glassophone. Clocking in at an all-too-brief 18 minutes, this is beautifully meandering and hypnotic music.
listen: hemipode

bohren and der club of gore / geisterfaust / wonder

Geisterfaust (which translates to ghost fist), Bohren have stripped their music down to absolute bare boned minimalism. Just shy of an hour long, the five songs-"Zeigefinger," "Daumen," Ringerfinger," "Mittlefinger" and "Kleiner Finger" are each named after one of the digits on a hand. Christoph Clöser's electric piano is the dominant instrument and for much of the album there's practically no detectable tempo. Every chord from his Rhodes is allowed to decay before he hits his next series of notes. Low rumbles from a stand-up or eight-string bass, occasional vibes and maybe a percussion accent here and there are sparingly used to emphasize the skeletal minor key melodies. Songs don't really move, but rather creep into lucid ambience like a sinister and unimaginably restrained Tortoise. Geisterfaust is definitely an album to be listened to late at night with lights off and headphones on.
listen: zeigefinger
listen: kleiner finger


From original presentations to exceptional experiences, to playful productions: the 2005 MUTEK edition is a genuine invitation to an exciting voyage… for the pleasure of the eyes and the ears. A multitude of people from all corners of the world will converge in Montreal over the coming weeks. Take your place among the festivalgoers! Tickets on sale now!


Thanks Sami Koivikko!

Sami Koivikko - deep attack:
1. Marcel Janovsky: "Vamos A Otro Piso" Regular
2. Horror Inc.: "In My Garden" Perlon
3. Håkan Lidbo: "Clockwise (Mathew Dear Rmx)" Shitkatapult
4. Dominik Eulberg: "Das Röhren Der Rotwildbrunft" Traum
5. Peter Grummich: "Fasern" Shitkatapult
6. Metope: "Tadpole (It's A Long Way Home)" Areal
7. Sascha Funke: "Forms & Shapes" BPitch Control
8. Heib: "Akrobat" Auftrieb
9. Volker Dornhagen: "Schwarzlicht / B1" Treibstoff
10. Gringo Grinder: "Dirty Deeds (Ada Remix)" Onitor
11. Jake Fairley: "Boozing" Dumb Unit

Sami Koivikko - orange border:
1. Popnebo: "Monsters Make Love To(k)night" Traum
2. Gringo Grinder: "Lovers And Lesser Men" Onitor
3. Jackmate: "Do San" Philpot
4. Mathew Jonson: "Folding Space" Sub Static
5. M. Rahn: "Cobra Boy" Trapez
6. Apoll: "Popschicht" Tongut
7. Misc.: "The Magic Number" Sender
8. P. Lauer: "Starkweather Swing" Punkt Music
9. Le Dust Sucker: "Mr. Ingum" Plong!
10. James Cotton: "Bizarre Carnival" Spectral Sound
11. 2 Dollar Egg: "Naxos / B1" Nummer
12. John Spring: "Schokolada" Sub Static
13. Frivolous: "Song Of The Kwaning Bird" Karloff
14. Jeff Samuel: "Lya" Trapez
15. Los Hermanos: "Guidance" Los Hermanos
16. Baby Ford: "Not So Bad" Perlon
17. Ricardo vs. Jay: "Cactus Love" Contexterrior
18. Hansen + DJ Daniel: "Trapezltd. 11 / B1" Trapez
19. Karri O: "Cricket X" X-Rust

Sami Koivikko - eucalyptus:
1. Kalabrese: "Studio B" Stattmusik
2. Pastamusik: "Velvet" Pastamusik
3. Thomas Fehlmann: "Whistle" Kompakt
4. Carsten Jost: "Uccellini" Sender
5. Kenneth Graham & Casey Hogan: "Around You" Macintosh
6. Villalobos: "Waiworinao" Playhouse
7. Lopazz feat. Alex Cortex: "I Need Ya Hi Time" Freundinnen
8. Oliver Hacke: "Country Grammar / B1" Background
9. Iñaqui Marín: "Ouija" Regular
10. Undo/Redo: "Zeitgleit" Areal
11. Codebase: "Seek & Destroy (Stewart Walker mix)" Force Inc.
12. John Spring: "Do You Like That?" Sub Static
13. Isolée: "Can't Sleep All Night" Playhouse

Sami Koivikko - 100 minutes:
1. Oliver Hacke: "21:31" Traum
2. Cessna: "Dub Ticks Away (Sami Koivikko Remix)" Amuri Air
3. Monoder: "Ikikieriö B2" Statik Entertainment
4. SCSI-9 vs. Lazyfish: "Vint" Salo
5. Morane: "The Trick (Think Away)" Perlon
6. Deadbeat: "Fun...k?" ~Scape
7. Todd Bodine: "The Lost Girl From Mexico" Morris Audio Citysport Edition
8. Ricardo Villalobos: "I Try To Live (Can I Live)" Playhouse
9. Akufen: "3e Tournée" Risquee
10. Kosmos: "Kosmoska" Puu
11. Sami Koivikko: "Rakkaus Pakkaus" Shitkatapult
12. SCSI-9: "Just Married" Forcetracks
13. Tom Clark: "X-File" Highgrade
14. Kenneth Gragam: "Conspiritual" Macintosh
15. Gabriel Ananda: "Quartal III" Trapez
16. Apoll: "Lauchen & Licht" Morris / Audio
17. Jackmate: "L'arc Venue" Morris / Audio
18. Qads: "Muchacho" Raum...Musik
19. Heiko Laux: "Still Lively" Kanzleramt
20. Sylvie Marks & Hal 9000: "Mad Zen" BPitch Control


spring treats: / mp3

01. lump - sukkula
02. peter f. spiess & jay haze - molecular dynamics
03. jay haze - bass in your face
04. mister e. minimal - want your soul
05. vivianne project - holes
06. mister e. minimal - freakin
07. mikael stavöstrand - steady
08. maetrik - freaky flow (random factor point to point dub)
09. maetrik - excursion
10. the rip off artist - fix the love
11. slam - fast lane
12. ellen allien - bullet (ellen allien flow mix)
13. docma - driving
14. jerry abstract - drvnk
15. michael mayer - speaker
16. popkan - nightman
17. rene breitbarth - woosave
18. ellen allien - alles sehen
19. holger flinsch - mavadoo / mp3

01. Pantha du Prince - St. Denis bei Licht (Dial)
02. The MFA - The Difference it Makes (Superpitcher remix) (Kompakt)
03. Dub Taylor - Sweet Lips (Force Tracks)
04. Sami Koivikko - Tyonimi (Shitkatapult)
05. Phonique - The Red Dress (Tiefschwartz remix) (Dessous)
06. Ellen Allien - Fuse (Live Outtake) (Bpitch Control)
07. Jena Paradies - Kotka (Lifeform Project)
08. Heiko Laux - The Silent Bass (Kanzleramt)
09. Sender Berlin - Spaziergang In Neos Kosmos (Tresor)
10. Oliver Hacke - Schoener Wohnen (Trapez)


marsen jules / herstlaub / city centre offices

With Herbstlaub, newcomer Marsen Jules has created the finest electronic record this year. It is a beautiful amalgamation of classical instrumentation and modern electronics, and the results are simply breathtaking. Jules takes pieces from classical compositions such as slow string sections, muted horns, and the occasional piano melody, and builds new loops that rise and swell. Section by section, the layers swirl about one another, in a manner that is simply gorgeous.

The first track, "Fanes D'Automne," is an ambient masterpiece that rivals Wolfgang Voigt's GAS output. Yes, it is that good. As of late, there have been many artists that have combined classical music and electronics--Goldmund, Johann Johannsson and Ryan Teague, to name a few--but Marsen Jules takes it into a whole other realm. This record is a must for any fan of the aforementioned artists or ambient music in general. There has not been a more gorgeous album released this year.
listen: fanes d'automne
listen: aile d'aigle

caro / the return to caro / orac
boomkat review

recycling the rock
by martin turenne