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chicago’s answer to com truise?

After Com Truise, Zombie Zombie, Principles of Geometry and the like … let’s hear it from Chicago’s Michael Perkins and his Mr 666″ albumette? Apart from more uptempo tracks à laEsteban II(way cool), Mister Mike‘s music reminds me a tad too often of a sterile Kosmische Logic System rather than of the highly imaginative John Carpenter or any of the aforementioned acts influenced by that director. But I’m sure that’ll evolve. In any case: great videos by Mike Broers, if I’m not mistaken.


zombie zombie plays john carpenter

What did I tell ya? Honteux, however, that Versatile is charging full price for a five track mini cd with a mere twenty-seven minutes’ worth of music and no special artwork or packaging! Didn’t Renault pay enough sponsorship money yet? Upon first seeing it and its price tag, I thought “waw, five long cover versions”, but the tracks aren’t all that long … or special, as Carpenter’s original verions remain the versions of choice.

bernard fevre fever

Got this man Fèvre feverishly on repeat:


! more tracks on the cd than on the lp, apparently (hurry, it’s ltd) – for fans of Spoerri, Carpenter, early Human League (the Future), Trunk stuff, … but also Duke, Hancock, Moulin …

monster wanted on vinyl


Ha! “a strong John Carpenter feel with a jazzy Tortoise beat and early Human League synths” (as quoted from [uzine 05.01]): what more do you need? Every day I pray for this killer track to appear on vinyl: “Kopöb ingo” by Principles of Geometry, off the 36’51” “[Principles Of Geometry]” mcd debut released 2005-02-21 on Tigersushi (TSRCD-007) – http://www.tigersushi.com/site/TSI/TSRCD007.htm

Voir aussi: http://tigersushi.myshopify.com/collections/principles-of-geometry/ + http://myspace.com/principlesofgeometry + http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principles_of_Geometry#Lien_externe + http://skrufff.com/2010/01/principles-of-geometry%E2%80%99s-principles-of-fate-interview/

Entre parenthèses, should someone want to write a doctorate’s treatise on John Carpenter‘s influence on the current French scene, voir aussi:

= Zombie Zombie, “Driving this road until death sets you free”, 2007, 12″ on Versatile (VER-053), http://www.versatilerecords.com/vr/menu.htm > catalogue. De la classe! Costaud!

#1: the back catalogue (aka ISSN 13773828)

[uzine] used to be a music e-zine between 1999 and 2006, run by a threesome and then some (from the mid to end nineties, it was a webzine called ultra – hence the u -, run by (kf) & (hs) a.o. ). The e-zine (now defunct, don’t dream of sending stuff for review) had about 3000 subscribers and even more dedicated readers. We did interviews and reviews and provided the playlists of our radio shows (expect those here later on as well) plus a lot of links, favelists, best of the year overviews, etc. … annexed is the the whole shebang in a 2,6 MB zip featuring txt files and a contents pdf …

Incidentally, everything here is “for demonstration & (internet) conversation purposes”. This here blog will not be making any media files downloadable; such are our settings on this here Posterous platform. If they are presented here, the purpose is to promote artists by providing tangible examples of their art & craft, and to have you, o dear readership, become equally enthusiastic about the art on display, perhaps even tempting you to purchase it legally. As the financial crisis of 2008 has shown, we’re living in a consumer society (and a services economy, and an attention economy, and a spectacle society), so everyone has to be aware of and do what it takes to keep the wheels going (without harming the planet). Also, it is our intent to always provide direct links to artist or label sites, and to the sources we got our information or data from … as well as other relevant and informative links, cf. this site’s subtitle. Conversely (vice versa, mutatis mutandis), we hope to be quoted whenever material of ours is used, including all stuff from the issues of [uzine] contained in this here zip containing our own writings. Do contact us if you have issues or questions …

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Update: since the switch from Posterous to WordPress, it’s no longer possible to offer a zip. Here’s the contents table instead, and an example issue. When there’s time, we’ll make a separate blogpost of each e-zine.