mercredi 23 février 2022

Electraumatisme du 23/02/2022

Une courte édition d'Electraumatisme cette semaine. En attendant de revoir un petit paquet de groupes sur scène on continue de taper dans l'immense butte qui se présente à nous.

At The Heart Of The World - Retroject
M‡яc▲ll▲ - Scarlet Iris
Psychosis - One very young
Beta Virus - Unmarked Grave
dISHARMONY - Option ecliptic
Bochum Welt - Paph
UNCRSD - Cortex Meltdown
Cyberaktif - Ruptured Freeks
Abortive Gasp - Open Minded
Finkseye - Dangerous lines
Misantrophe - Erben Des Untergangs

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dimanche 20 février 2022

Kitchen Notes : Induktor on Transgressions

Transgressions a pris tout le monde par surprise à sa sortie en fin d'année dernière. Induktor nous explique ici les méthodes et le matériel employé pour parvenir à nous transporter des années en arrière à l'époque de la Dark Electro qui nous est chère.

Transgressions release took all of us by surprise at the fall of last year. Induktor explains us the methods and tools used to manage to bring us back to the good old Dark Electro era we love so much.

Gears and software

What gears/software did you use for Transgressions ?


My main DAW is Ableton Live. Reaper is my mastering DAW. I also used mobile apps such as SunVox.
As far as plugins go, various Ableton plugins (EQ8, Gate, Glue, Saturator, Simpler, Wavetable, etc), Valhalla stuff (so good), various Fabfilter, Lindell Audio 50 Series, NI Reaktor, Expert Sleepers Silent Way to name a few.


For synths and sequencers I used Eurorack modular goodies, Elektron Octatrack, Roland SH-101, Korg Polysix, Ensoniq ESQ-1, Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 4, Sequential Circuits Pro 3, Behringer Pro One, Make Noise Strega, Arturia Microbrute, Schecter guitar, Sequentix Cirklon, Shure SM7b and my face.


Thermionic Culture Vulture 20A, Louder Than Liftoff Silver Bullet, Dramastic Audio Obsidian 500, IGS Audio TUBECORE 3U, Millennia Media NSEQ-2 with Fred Forssell Mod (NSEQ-FF), IGS Audio RB500ME, Black Box Analog Design HG-2, Sherman Filterbank 2 Compact, Alesis 3630 with Black Lion Mod and CP5 Colour Mic Pre with Implode FET Compressor Colour.


Lynx Aurora(n) 24, Lynx Hilo, MOTU 828 MK2 (now retired), iConnectAUDIO2+


Focal SM9

That pretty much covers it.


Your favorite gear(s)/software(s) ?

Oh man. I like it all! For software I’d have to say that Ableton Live is a favorite overall. It sees LOTS of use. My favorite plugin is Valhalla Delay at the moment. So versatile! For Hardware, I’m drawing a lot of inspiration from the modulars at the moment.


Any evolution in your setup ?

A few recent additions are a Make Noise Strega and an Overstayer Modular Channel (this thing is bonkers!)


Sound Design

Do you use/tweak presets  ? 

I do occasionally use presets if they are inspiring. If it sounds good and contributes to my creative vision, it is good.

Do you design you own sound  ? On which synth/plugin in particular ?

Absolutely! The majority of the sounds heard on the EP are my own patches. I am really into layering and processing percussion at the moment. I’ve come up with some killer, bombastic drums on the modular that get sampled for further mangling. The ALM Squid Sample has been a really fun sampler to twist up sounds with. The modular gear in general has been a joy to craft sounds on.

Personal synth story

Years ago I had an ESQ-1 and sold it. I really missed that synth and a couple of years ago a friend of mine gave me his since he rarely used it, so we were reunited and it saw a lot of use on this EP. Such a cool keyboard and if it’s good enough for cEvin Key, it’s definitely good enough for me. :)

Writing/composing method

What would be your main writing/composing method ? Do you start classical rythm/bassline then arrange around it ? Do you already have structure in mind ? Do you improvise, record sessions then select ? ...

All of the above. Sometimes I’ll just be playing around with an idea on a keyboard/drum machine and suddenly it clicks and the foundation of an entire track unfolds in my mind. The title track Transgressions started as a composition in SunVox on my phone. I generally do not have a structure in mind at the beginning. The structure is informed by the process. For lyrical development I keep a journal to capture my stream of consciousness for later arrangement into something more coherent.


Producing/mixing method

Do you produce/mix in the box or do you use mainly external gears (effect/comp/eq...) ?

As you can guess from the software and gear list, I have a hybrid workflow. All songs were mixed and mastered in a DAW into and through various outboard processors. The Silver Bullet and Obsidian were used on everything for example.

What is your most painful / enjoyable step in track production ? Sound design, arrangement, mixing, mastering ?

The most enjoyable aspect is getting stuck in playing and designing sounds! Pure joy!
I am a mastering engineer and ironically the mastering process was probably the most painful stage since I was so intimate with the creative process of the project. This of course makes perfect sense since mastering is not as much about the gear etc. as a fresh, objective perspective.

Induktor's tips

Something I tell myself is, don’t overthink it! Let go and see where things take you. There was mention of presets earlier and while they can be useful and inspiring, don’t hesitate to init that shit and roll your own sounds. Another thing I like to do is save my ideas and jam sessions for future reference. You can go back to earlier ideas and draw inspiration from them or incorporate them into current projects. I'd also recommend printing virtual instrument tracks to audio. Lots of cool stuff can be done once it's committed and it helps to keep a project moving.


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mercredi 16 février 2022

Playlist Electraumatisme du 16/02/2022 - Les anges, le paradis et tout le merdier

Si l'on considère les thèmes folklo-sataniques souvent invoqués dans la musique chère à Electraumatisme, force est de constater que leur pendant lumineux, les p'tits anges et le paradis y ont souvent droit de citer mais rarement dans la joie et la bonne humeur. Petit panorama dans la seconde partie de cette édition donc, avec des titres datant pour la plupart de plus de 20 ans, notre époque étant branchée sur d'autres trips.

Beta Virus - Faces In The Dust
dISHARMONY - Operation final entity
Nature of Wires + Machina X - Dance With Me
In Strict Confidence - Heaven is the Place to be
Angels & Agony - One
Angeltheory - Systems
Beborn Beton - Angel One
Paradise Lost - So Much Is Lost
Blutengel - Resurrection
Breathe - Fallen Angel
Illuminate - Todesengel
The Last Dance – Do You Believe In Angels? (Screaming Kitty Mix)
In Strict Confidence - Engelsstaub

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mercredi 9 février 2022

Electraumatisme du 09/02/2022

Voici la dernière préparation bi-hebdomadaire d'Electraumatisme formule classique sortie tout droit du four et...ben c'est encore froid.

M‡яc▲ll▲ - Cracks at the Edges
Oui Plastique - Crossing Over
Night Terrors - Date Night On Union Station -Starlight Angel, Sleepless Night-
Chaingun Operate - Net Space Cowboy
Ultimate Soldier - Konstruktor
Vulva - Blue Phonkians.
Khomand 45 - Battle Zone
Psychosis - Dejected Recollection
Denovomutans - Sexbot
Plastic Assault - Shotgun blast
Sololust - Total Loss
Inari Alchemist - Serpentine

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mercredi 2 février 2022

Playlist Electraumatisme du 02/02/2022 - avec plein de guitares

J'avais tablé sur "crossover" pour la seconde partie de cette édition d'Electraumatisme mais finalement, bien que pleine de guitares, elle oscille plutôt entre le goth et l'indus. En revanche je me demandais, ce que l'on appelait l'aggreppo dans les années 90 (en tous cas dans certains fanzines), vous avez connu ? C'est devenu quoi ?

Ultimate Soldier - Reload
Geotronika -  New Horizons
Sarajevo & Moi - Shame
OTTORN - The Moral
Apoptygma Berzerk - Ashes to Ashes
Joachim Witt - Das Geht Tief (Radio Mix)
Forthcoming Fire - Der Unbesiegte Sonnengott (Zillo-Mix)
ASP - Tiles
Urania - Irony of land
Zeromancer - Doctor Online (Rico Rmx)
Hate Dept. - Drive:a
Spahn Ranch - Heretic's Fork (Belief Mix)
Hynnner - Sound-X
Penal Colony - Reconciled (No remorse mix by THD)

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