Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Live at the Brain 2 - rare early techno


I went round to a friend's house recently in Whitechapel and he had a stack of tapes on his windowsill. I scanned through them and pounced on a few which he was kind enough to lend me. This one is excellent stuff and I think my taste is moving in this direction. This came out on CD and vinyl and almost all the tracks are from quite obscure artists with most of the tracks only appearing here. You can see polaroids here taken from the Brain club back when this was recorded.

You may recognize Sheep on Drugs, but this track was not on any of their other releases. Hi-Rise and Purple Room are artists who ONLY appear on this compilation according to Discogs. Nexus 21 is also on a similar Biorhythm 2 compilation I posted here but I prefer this cassette for some reason, it is more synthy and colorful to me than the more american stuff on the Biorhythm 2. I feel like this music falls in the space between italo, house and techno. My favorite track here is Kersnipp by Doi-Oing. If anyone has any of their other releases let me know - would love to hear them. (FYI - I did not record the Techno Sleeps side of the cassette as it didn't grab me.)


1 Nexus 21 Container
2 Sheep On Drugs Out Come The Freaks
3 Hi-Rise JP 233
4 Man Machine Robotu Okoku
5 Ultramarine British Summertime
6 The Purple Room Triangle
7 Lunarci Sbassed
8 Doi-Oing Kersnipp

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8 comments:

Ctelblog said...

Great track list. If your taste is moving in that direction, there's more of that stuff at:

http://acidted.blogspot.com/

Barbi-Q said...

Well you beat me to it - have been saying I will post Live At The Brain and Live At The Brain 2, but life gets in the way...

By the way, track 4 is actually called Robotu Okoku and not Robots Okotu - will scan the covers soon and get on Discogs...

Barbi-Q

Barbi-Q said...

Sorry, how rude, meant to say thank you very much...

Barbi-Q

dalston shopper said...

well you should post your Live at the Brain stuff anyway because the quality of recording is not tops for this cassette.

Barbi-Q said...

DS,

Will do, having trouble getting my old turntable to play my vinyl without sounding terrible. Am going to get a mate to play the vinyl in question to check it's my turntable and not the vinyl that's the issue.

Anyway, just registered in Discogs and posted this:

Live At The Brain 2

Barbi Q

Barbi-Q said...

DS,

As suggested, I have posted Live At The Brain 1 & 2 here:

http://chaliceandting.blogspot.com/

Hope they are OK for quality - let me know what you think.

Cheers,

Barbi-Q

Barbi-Q said...

DS,

Dug out an old Sheep On Drugs 12"...

Couldn't see your pictures of the Brain by the way...

Barbi-Q

Carlo said...

Good Job! :)