mercredi 12 juin 2024

Playlist Electraumatisme du 12/06/2024 - Total Rougna Pawoua Part. 51

Edition rougnesque cette semaine dans Electraumatisme, çà faisait longtemps.
Prochain podcast le 26 Juin.

M‡яc▲ll▲ - Sinister Face
Aïboforcen - Window to the soul (feat Numb)
Cubic - Art In
Novakill - Darkness
Capsules of Energy - Autopilot
Klack - Body2Body2Body
Lucifer's Aid - Be afraid
Die Selektion - Der Katalog
Edgecase Development Corporation - Vesta
Mildreda - Friendly Fire
SERPENTS - Das zweite Leben
Zweite Jungend - Liebe für alle (feat Martin Bodewell)
Bagger 258 - Muskeln und Maschinen

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mercredi 5 juin 2024

Electraumatisme du 05/06/2024

Cette semaine, dans cette édition régulière d'Electraumatisme, on évoque le hasard de la route qui nous fait croiser la tournée de Kaelan Mikla et Chelsea Wolfe. Pour la programmation musicale, en revanche, on reste dans nos terres.


Petrified Entity - Escape room
Acylum - Oder Tod (Supreme Court Remix)
Sloppy Wrenchbody - Sickness Dance
Ghosts For Comfort - Confess
GEttNER - i N t R o
Narkose X - Mindzha
ner.ogris - Silent Anguish
Fatal Casualties - Somewhere in the middle
Heavy Water Factory - Author of Pain
Blush Response - Merchant of fear
E.C.M. - Scharfschutzen
Retcon - Blink

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mercredi 29 mai 2024

Electraumatisme du 29/05/2024 - Mon WGT 2024 - Partie 2

Meta Meat et Haujobb impériaux, une rasade de bonne EBM avec Plastikstrom et Zweite Jugend puis une grosse grosse claque à la découverte de Use Knife. Suffisamment de bons moments pour contrebalancer quelques déconvenues clôturant la seconde partie de ce que j'ai vu au Wave Gotik Treffen 2024 où la programmation était quand même bizarre cette année.

 


GEttNER - Hydrogen Peroxide
Forces Of Light - Albtraum
Agonoize - Paranoid Destruction (Interbreeding Mix)
Nitzer Ebb - Promises
The Secret French Postcards - A searching kiss
Plastikstrom - Amok
Strikkland - Shout At The Dark
Zweite Jugend - Herbstsonate
Absurd Minds - Brainwash
Haujobb - The noise institute
Meta Meat - Shudder
Aska - út við sundin grá ii
Use Knife - Coupe d'​é​tat
Kollaps - Love is a war
Autopsia - Autopsia Live WGT 2024 part 1 (extract)

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mercredi 22 mai 2024

Electraumatisme du 22/05/2024 - Mon WGT 2024 - Partie 1

La popmobile II a tenu le coup donc nous voilà de retour après un EBM Warm-up du Wave Gotik Treffen 2024 en demi-teinte, une plongée dans la musique industrielle, la tentative foirée d'apporter un peu de sang neuf dans la programmation en intégrant un plateau witchouse/trap et certains projets bien installés qui se foutent de la gueule du public. Mais comme souvent, des classiques qui ne déçoivent pas (impossible de rater Placebo Effect et la surprise In Strict Confidence) et des découvertes. Même si nous n'étions pas chaud au départ, à la moitié de la programmation on ne regrette déjà pas d'y être allé une fois de plus.


Ghosts For Comfort - Lethal Injection
Fundustrial - That's What She Said
SIIE - Caméra (Edit)
NTRSN - Discipline
!Bang Elektronika - Ich Bin So AÌtzend!
No Sleep By The Machine - Sidesplitter
Cent Ans De Solitude - The unacceptable face of beauty
Horskh - Trajectory
Sturm Café - Ich spekuliere
Sublab - You Don't Need To Think So Hard
Brothel - SMUGw​/​DIVINE
Barnacle Boi - Don't dwell
Heppner - Sparrows and the nightingales
Gvllow - I need a ride
In Strict Confidence - Herzattacke
Placebo Effect - Poison tree

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mardi 14 mai 2024

Electraumatisme du 14/05/2024

Une édition régulière d'Electraumatisme avant de préparer les bagages et de prendre la route.

Houses of Heaven - Strange Temptation
Chiasm - Chasing Butterflies (Stabbing Westward Mix)
Outpost of Progress - Ladder To Your Star
Ultra Sunn - Shake Your Demons
E.C.M. - Why
The Opposer Divine - In Depression
Fractal - First contact
Spoiled Poisoned - Turn even faster
Sloppy Wrenchbody - Incestuous
Tannhäuser Gate - Recall
Mental Obsessions - Temptation
A-Head - Deep Down Keep My Soul Down
Smog Index - Hyphen Pleasure

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samedi 11 mai 2024

Kitchen Notes : Capsules of Energy on Chained Ghosts

Si l'on met de côté les morceaux très orientés Dance, Chained Ghosts, dernier album de Capsules of Energy tape dans le mille d'une EBM/Indus qui flatte nos oreilles à Electraumatisme. Matthew nous raconte rapidement quels moyens ont été mis en œuvre pour mettre ces 8 titres au monde.

If we put aside the very Dance oriented tracks, Chained Ghosts, last release from Capsules of Energy hit an EBM/Indus target that pleased our ears at Electraumatisme. Matthew describes us quickly the means he used to give birth to these 8 titles.



Gears and software

What gears/softwares did you use for Chained Ghosts ?

I used an MPC one and/or a DAW.
 

Hardware:

  • MPC One
  • Contact Mic (Field mic)
  • iRig w/iPhone (Field recording)
  • Mic: Shure SM58S
  • Mixer: Tascam Model 12
  • PC Laptop
  • Virus TI Snow
  • Arturia KeyStep 32-Key USB MIDI Controller
  • Yamaha RX17
  • Radio
  • Ouija Board
  • Black light bulbs


Software:

  • FL Studio
  • Hype
  • Fabric XL
  • Ozone
  • Nexus
  • Omnisphere
    Etc.


Any evolution in your setup ?

I’ve put together a field kit for recording my own sounds and have been using them over the past two releases. The contact mic is a really interesting tool because it’s full of surprises. I’ve pruned some of my hardware (BS II, Microfreak) to acquire some higher end VSTs (Omnisphere, Nexus).

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

It really changes overtime. I picked up an EP-133 and am eager to start developing some tracks with it. At the moment, it’s all I think about. That and wine.

 

Sound Design

Do you use/tweak presets  ?

Yes, I will start with presets, then develop them to work with other voices, combining them into melodies comprised of instruments and samples.

 

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

Sound is like a deck of cards; I’ll use the bottom half of one voice and the top of another.


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 ? ...

I’ll build up the core of a track to sound like something I had in mind. At that point, I'll record a few takes of improvised vocals and  develop the track further. Often, I will produce different versions of the track to explore some ideas, to see which I prefer. I might circle back to record new vocals.


Contact info

https://www.facebook.com/capsulesenergy

https://capsulesofenergy.bandcamp.com

 

mercredi 1 mai 2024

Playlist Electraumatisme du 01/05/2024 - Authentik Dark Electro

Une pincée d'ambiant dans une grosse louche d'Authentik Dark-Electro dans cette édition d'Electraumatisme
Prochain podcast le mardi 14 Mai.

 

The Opposer Divine - Void Factor
Fractal - Stories and Dreams
Headdreamer - Echoes
Tyske Ludder – A.I.D.S.
Last Influence of Brain - Sheet of Artificial Skin
Leæther Strip - World's end
Les Berrtas - Knochenschaler
Leæther Strip - Slaughter
Loct in - Technological Hamlet
The Holocaust Humanity - Grasping to hold to
LPF12 - Crossburn
Skinny Puppy - Draining Faces
LPF12 - Fallen Kingdom 

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mercredi 24 avril 2024

Electraumatisme du 24/04/2024

La fin de cette édition régulière d'Electraumatisme vous fera immanquablement penser à Cyberland.

ULTRA SUNN - You & Me
Geotronika - Inner Nature
Principe Valiente - Abandoned Car
STAHLSCHLAG - Gayatri Mantra
Klack - Calculated Risk
Die Selektion - Mein Fundament (Uns gehört die Welt)
Capsules of Energy - Love bite
E.C.M. - Homo Sapiens
[product] - And The Trees Danced For Her
Index - Static Sky
Teknition - Frakture
Dead State 81 - This road
Sashcloth and Axes - Rush
Holon - Agents Of Chaos

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mercredi 17 avril 2024

Playlist Electraumatisme du 17/04/2024 - Guitars of Acid

La seconde partie de cette édition d'Electraumatisme devait alterner morceaux guitaresques et couinements des Lords of Acid mais c'est parti en grand n'importe quoi. Revenez la semaine prochaine pour quelque-chose de plus canalisé.

Capsules of Energy - Autopilot
Metal Disco - Hellion Reaper
ee:man vs. In Absentia - Devil's Hand
Everything's Fine – The Same Old Song
Muckrackers – Mono Ton (Cold Chamber Extended Mix)
XXX Atomic Toejam – I'm A Cop
Kevorkian Death Cycle - Water
Koronar - Nephilim City
Lords Of Acid - Am I Sexy? (DJ Harold & Scuzzy's Can't Walk Right Now Mix)
LXT - Intro
Lords of Acid - Surfin Muncheez
Concept 7 - Grinder
Lords of Acid - She and Mr Jones

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mercredi 10 avril 2024

Electraumatisme du 10/04/2024

Une petite Klack avant l'habituelle sélection Dark/EBM/Electro-Indus de cette édition régulière d'Electraumatisme.

 

Klack - Body2Body2Body
BEATBOX MACHINERY - Stitch My Cyborg Heart
Terrorsekt - Fear In Tomorrow (Instrumental)
Petrified Entity - Socialize
Sphere Corners - First Wave
Die Selektion - Der Grundstein
Zeder – Clear Skies
Science versus Nature - the light is died for you
Bizarre Alliance - Mind the Gap
Morticians - Silence
Ondska - Storm
Cable Bends Steel - Bending

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Download : http://electraumatisme.info/broadcast/20240410.mp3

 

samedi 6 avril 2024

Kitchen Notes : Data Void on Strategies of Dissent

Si vous suivez Electraumatisme depuis quelques semaines, vous n'êtes pas sans ignorer que l'album de Data Void a été accueillit avec le plus grand intérêt tant l'association de deux figures majeures de la musique qui nous est chère fut une excellente surprise.
Et bien figurez vous que Don Gordon (Numb remis en activité en 2019) et James Mendez (Jihad et membre régulier du public dark-electro en Allemagne) ont eu la gentillesse de répondre au questionnaire Kitchen Notes et de lever le voile sur la production de cette perle Dark Electro / Industrielle complexe et finement ciselée qu'est Strategie of Dissent.

If you follow Electraumatisme since a few weeks, you can't ignore that Data Void release has been received with the highest interest since the association of two major figures in the music we like so much has been an excellent surprise.
Well, would you believe it ? Don Gordon (Numb back on track on 2019) and James Mendez (Jihad and very active as regular part of the Dark-Electro audience in German's festivals) have been kind enough to answer the Kitchen Notes questions and lift the veil on the production of this complex and finely carved Dark Electro/Industrial gem that is Strategies of Dissent.


 

Gears and software

What gears/softwares did you use for Strategies of Dissent ?

DG: I work with a hybrid hardware and software setup whereas James prefers working with
software instruments. For Strategies of Dissent, we used quite an extensive range of virtual
synths and processing software. For synths this included virtual instruments from:

  • Arturia V-Collection
  • U-He - Hive, Zebra, RePro-1/5
  • Native Instruments Komplete collection
  • Vital
  • Waldorf Largo
  • VCV Rack

For effects we made use of a wide range of processing tools from:

  • Soundtoys collection
  • FabFilter - Q3, R1, C2
  • Sonible smart: bundle and metering bundle
  • Arturia FX Collection
  • Native Instruments Komplete
  • Izotope Trash2

Hardware used on Strategies of Dissent included:

  • Sequencial Rev 2
  • Sequencial Pro 3
  • Kurzweil K2000
  • Elektron Syntakt
  • Korg Prophecy
  • a large number of guitar FX pedals

For a DAW, James works with Ableton Live while I work with Logic Pro X. This meant we were
not able to build up tracks though the exchange of DAW files. However, this was an advantage
in that it got us to commit to sounds and musical parts earlier than we might of otherwise.


JM: As Don mentioned, I primarily used VSTs on the album. I still have a lot of physical
equipment, but didn’t use any for the album. Regarding which VSTs used on the album, they
are:

  • Arturia
    • V Collection 9
    • Analog Lab V
    • ARP 2600
    • Prophet 5/VS
    • Etc.
  • KV331 Audio
    • SynthMaster 2
  • LennarDigital
    • Sylenth1
  • LinPlug
    • Crx4
    • MorphoX
  • Native Instruments
    • Battery 4
    • Massive X
  • Rob Papen
    • Blue 2
  • U-he
    • Repro-1
    • Repro-5
    • Zebra2 / HZ
  • Vital Audio
    • Vital

Regarding effects:

  • Ableton (various) stock effects
  • Soundtoys collection

 

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

DG: My current ‘go to’ hardware synth is the Sequential Pro 3 and current favourite virtual
synth is Arturia Pigments. Not much evolution in gear over the course the album, but looking
ahead I can see more hardware purchases in my future.

JM: For me, it was the Arturia suite, u-he Repro-5 and ZebraHZ, and various Native
Instruments synths. For future reference, I will definitely introduce more hardware synths.
 

Sound Design

Do you use/tweak presets  ?

DG: Presets can be useful as a jumping off point when doing sound design but they rarely
would make their way unaltered into a final version of a track.

JM: It is a mixture of using some presets and some altered presets.
 

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

DG: I don’t really think of myself as a sound designer per se. However, I am endlessly curious
to see what kinds of sounds that can be generated with the tools I have to work with, so I
spend quite a bit of time editing and creating patches and applying a lot FX processing on top
of this… Ultimately resulting in a unique sonic palette.
On Strategies of Dissent, I generally used Absynth, Buchla Easel V, Pigments, Hive and Reaktor
for the more abstract textures. Baselines were mainly from the Sequential Pro 3 and the NI
Monark, Arturia DX7, U-He Repro-1 virtual synths. No specific synths for melodic parts and
pad parts, whatever sounded good in context.

JM: I don’t spend a lot of time designing my own sounds. On occasion, I will tweak existing
presets if I come across something that doesn’t quite fit what I am after. It is something I used
to do back in the 90s, but not so much these days. I prefer to spend most of my time writing
which ideas are typically initiated based on the initial sounds I browse through.


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 ? ...

DG: For me, inspiration is usually triggered by hearing an interesting texture or some sort of
‘accident’, where something didn’t work as intended. From there it can go any direction.
For Strategies of Dissent, there was a lot of emphasis on bass lines around which we would
build multiple layers of texture, synth lines and percussion. Ultimately the structure would be
determined by muting/unmuting tracks to work with the vocals.

JM: This is an interesting question in that Don and I had no preconceived ideas as to what each
song would sound like in the beginning. We worked organically in that one of us would share
an initial idea for the start of a new song, then the other would contribute additional ideas
(going back and forth), while feeding off of each other’s ideas until we had a basic structure
outlined. This included all instruments / percussion (i.e., Pads, melodic parts, drum
programming, bass lines, etc.). We would eventually (naturally) gravitate towards a traditional
verse / chorus type structure in the end and would discuss the transitions throughout each
song where we felt they needed to go as we were continuing to write them. It was a very natural
process (in my opinion) and seemed to flow quite smoothly as we completed each song. After
we completed the initial structure of the songs, we went back and reviewed / refined them to
where we “finalized” them in the end.


Producing/mixing method

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

DG: Strategies of Dissent was mixed in-the-box. For some tracks I made use of external
processing and would send the sound out of the computer into some external processing and
then record the resultant sound.

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

DG: My least favourite part of the song writing process is writing lyrics. I spend a lot of time on
these to make sure that they are impactful, capture the intended theme, and align with the feel
of the music overall. 

JM: The most enjoyable moments for me was is in the song writing process and arrangements.
Though I do enjoy mixing songs (Don mixed all of the final versions), I especially liked the
writing, collaboration, and sharing of ideas throughout the entire process of creating the
album with Don.


Contact info

socialmedia@datavoid.band

https://www.facebook.com/officialdatavoid/
https://www.datavoid.band/
https://www.youtube.com/@CollapsingSilence

 

mercredi 3 avril 2024

Playlist Electraumatisme du 03/04/2024 - Darkwave

La notion de Darkwave est tellement fourre-tout que l'on peut y mettre à peu près n'importe quoi, et c'est ce qu'on s'amuse à faire dans cette édition d'Electraumatisme.


Petrified Entity - The End
SOLO-X - Twitch
Karger Traum - Die Tür
The Eternal Afflict - San Diego (live)
Kirlian Camera - Eclipse (1998)
Trigger - Autumn
Kirlian Camera - Final Interview 3
Kult of the Red Pyramid - Lure 2014
Diary Of Dreams – (ver)Gift(et)?
In Strict Confidence - Open Skies
Linea Aspera - Hinterland
Deep Red - Darkwaters

Release of the week

 

 







Download : http://electraumatisme.info/broadcast/20240403.mp3

 

mercredi 20 mars 2024

Electraumatisme du 20/03/2024

Une édition régulière avec quelques écarts de style cette semaine dans Electraumatisme.
Prochain rendez-vous le 3 avril si tout se passe bien.


Edgecase Development Corporation - Euphrosyne
The Cassandra Complex - Come Out
Headdreamer - Gravity (meets dISHARMONY)
Simulacron - Wind aus unsichtbaren Stimmen
Data Void - Echoes of Ritualized Performance
Terrorsekt - Fear in Tomorrow
Total Chroma - Mind In Stasis feat. Carrellee
El Aviador Dro Y Sus Obreros Especializado - Entrelazados
Scapa Flow - Drugstore
Brandy Kills - Before the war
How Green Is My Toupee - Kerfuffle
Miracle - Angelix
Hydrom Line - Insanity

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mercredi 13 mars 2024

Playlist Electraumatisme du 13/03/2024 - Infacted Recordings

Cette semaine, on fait un petit tour dans le catalogue du label Infacted Recordings dans la seconde partie de cette édition d'Electraumatisme, histoire de se donner l'impression que l'esprit Zoth Ommog a un peu survécu.

 

Data Void - What's Left Unsaid
PSYCHOSOMATIK - Stress
Matt Hart - Black abyss
Stahlschlag - Rasa
Binary Park - Main reset
e-Craft - Gone V2.0 (Taken)
PreEmptive Strike 0.1 - Lethal Defense Systems
XP8 - Straight Down (Dunkelwerk Mix)
Frame Of Mind ‎– Heartbeat
Haujobb ‎– Homes & Gardens (2009 version)
Frame of mind - Braindead
Human Decay ‎– Silent Submission
Lights of Euphoria - Give me you
Liquid Divine - Overwritten

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mercredi 6 mars 2024

Electraumatisme du 06/03/2024

Encore la tête dans les vieilles cassettes numérisées pour cette courte édition régulière d'Electraumatisme.

 

NOVAkILL - End
Unitcode:Machine - A Violent End (genCAB Remix)
Vein Cramp - Just for today
Portent - Costumbre
Petrified Entity - Mortal Coil
Simulacron - Stadt ohne Namen
Concrete Nature - Thrillseeker
Paranoid - My Destiny
Sinister Attraction - Control
Deadjump - Infected
Jagged Fragments - Sacrifice
Strict 9 Strand - Limbo

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mercredi 28 février 2024

Playlist Electraumatisme du 28/02/2024 - First Class Electropop

Une édition d'Electraumatisme avec une seconde partie consacrée aux dérivés de l'Electro-pop et pas mal de productions croates cette semaine. Quelqu'un a sûrement dejà samplé l'orgue de Zadar...


Petrified Entity - Break
Crushing State - Surveillance
Purification System - Inside The Warp
Recent Reason - Inside out
Final Selection - Absent minded (E.S.R. remix)
XPQ-21 Feat. Jêyenne - Gumpie's Return
Florence Foster Fan Club - Reality
Ghost & Writer - Fraud (acretongue)
Florence Foster Fan Club - Market (Cable Bends Steel Rmx)
How Green Is My Toupee ‎– Certainly Dub
Individual Totem ‎– Enlighten Me
Kite - Learn to like it
Leather Strip - Sanctuary
Lionhearts - Gone

Release of the week


 








Download : http://electraumatisme.info/broadcast/20240228.mp3

mercredi 21 février 2024

Electraumatisme du 21/02/2024

On boucle le parcours du back catalog de Polygon dans cette édition régulière d'Electraumatisme avant de replonger dans les archives

Vein Cramp - White eyes
Polygon - Travel (Rmx original by dISHARMONY)
The breath of life - So Low
Cyberaktif - Locked Away
Emetic - Amnesia
Dirt Factory - Coathanger
Severe Illusion - The choice of a new generation
Portent - The Damage
DT413 -  Failure Is Not An Option
Pankow - Wither
Profligate - Barrier Earth
Arian 1 - Alma
Qual - Motherblood

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Download : http://electraumatisme.info/broadcast/20240221.mp3

 

mercredi 14 février 2024

Playlist Electraumatisme du 14/02/2024 - Die, der oder das ?

On s'en fout, jette 1D3 de toute façon ces règles d'article défini sont un putain de cauchemar. Comment tu veux gagner des guerres avec une grammaire aussi aberrante ? Cette semaine on écoute encore plein de musique en Allemand dans la seconde partie de cette édition d'Electraumatisme.


Dirt Factory
- Mod Matrix
Severe Illusion – Dead World
Polygon - On moving ground
Individualdistanz – Die Wärme In Der Isolation
Jäger 90 - Ich Komm zu Dir
Kiew – Graograman (Death Surrounds)
Klangwerk - Klangwerk
The Psychic Force – Totes Fleisch
Atrocity – Gottes Tod (Remastered Version)
Laibach - Achtung
Les Berrtas - Der Knochenschaler
Der Liederkranz - Höhere Gewalt 2
Les Berrtas - Wir kriegen dich

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Download : http://electraumatisme.info/broadcast/20240214.mp3


samedi 10 février 2024

Kitchen Notes : Purity+Control on their self titled EP

À Electraumatisme, ce qui continue de nous motiver est de découvrir de nouveaux projets directement ancrés dans nos styles préférés et d'espérer continuer à les voir sortir de nouveaux albums et progresser jusqu'à une légitime reconnaissance. C'est le cas de Purity+Control, qui, à l'occasion de la sortie de leur EP éponyme (j'ai bon EBMnator ? :) ) nous gratifient de leurs recettes pour la production de leurs morceaux, privilégiant une approche matérielle mais minimaliste, "sur le vif", qui donne vraiment envie de faire pareil à la maison. Pas garanti que l'on aboutisse à un résultat aussi convaicant que le leur ceci dit.

What motivates us the most at Electraumatisme is to discover new projects directly settled in our favorite styles and hoping to see them release new albums, to progress until a reasonable recognition. It's the case for Purity+Control who, on the occasion of their first self-titled EP, reward us with their receipes used to produce their tracks, favouring a hardware but minimalist approach, "captured live", that really makes us want to do the same at home. But no guaranty we would reach the same quality level as they did that said.

 

 





Gears and software

What gears/softwares did you use for your self-titled EP ?

Our main DAW is Propellerhead Reason. We also extensively use outboard gear such as Korg MS20, Arturia Microbrute, Novation Bass Station 2, Korg Monologue, Korg Volca Beats, Korg Volca Drum, Meeblip Anode, Korg Electribe 2 sampler, Roland JD-X and Kawai K1M.
Also pedal chains. A lot of sound design on the release comes from the synths listed above routed to various FX pedal chains. EHX Big Muff, Boss Tera Echo, TC Hall of Fame Reverb and TC Flashback delay are just some of the pedals we use regularly.
We also use samplers/grooveboxes such as the aforementioned Electribe, Roland SP404SX and Tascam Portastudio DP-006.

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

We use hardware modern analogue synths a lot for our songwriting and sound design. Korg MS20, Novation Bass Station, Korg Monologue, Korg Volca Drum (tiny but powerful) are some of our favorites. Especially with FX pedal processing and digital post-processing in DAW.
 

Any evolution in your setup ?

Since we started in 2017, we have moved to “jam-centric” songwriting and production where we would set-up basic setups with a drum machine (Korg Electribe 2 sampler, Volca Drum etc) and a synth or two and just jam out to eventually shape our output into songs. For playing live we started with a laptop-centric setup, but switched to sampler-based live setup with Roland SP-404SX and a few layers of synthesizers. Sometimes we add a live playback on Tascam Portastudio DP-006  for additional live layers. That Sp-404SX is really versatile and amazing for live setups!

Sound Design

Do you use/tweak presets  ?

We do use modded presets and also write our own patches both in DAW and hardware. In hardware we tend to create patches from scratch.
 

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

Yes we do on all the synths we mentioned above. MS20 routed into FX pedals and layered/processed in DAW is amazing for that purpose. You can hear these layers on our song “Sectors.” We also use Korg Monopoly and Polysix Reason rack extension plugins and write most patches on them from scratch. Along with many other Reason’s rack extensions especially for digital processing.

Any particular synth history  ?

Don’t know why exactly it is, but MS20 is basically an endless synth. Sometimes, when getting stuck, diving into MS20 and its semi-modular matrix gets that inspiration flowing again! Especially while using it with pedals for weirder more cosmic layered sound and using the trick where you route the Square LFO output into the sequence input for unusual endless self-sequencing on the routing matrix!


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 ? ...

Most of the material on our self-titled EP is written and arranged mostly in DAW. And yes, we wrote a bunch of it by sequencing drums and basslines together and layering up from there then assembling song structures. Again, since we started in 2017, we have moved to “jam-centric” songwriting and production where we would set-up basic setups with a drum machine (Korg Electribe 2 sampler, Volca Drum etc) and a synth or two and just jam out to eventually shape our output into songs.


Producing/mixing method

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

Over the years we have adopted a hardwave-centric and jam-centric songwriting process. A lot of excellent and unexpected moments can happen in the heat of a moment while jamming on fairly minimal setups.
However, final production does happen in the DAW project where we “assemble” the track before mixing and mastering.

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

Most enjoyable and interesting are discovering cool patches, sounds, sequences, loops, progressions and other pieces and writing in the heat of the moment while jamming. Also coming up with a cool beat/FX loop/synth loop while experimenting with laptop DAW at a cafe, bar or a coffee shop. Most painful is definitely final minor mixing touch-ups and deciding that the song/material/album is “complete” enough, haha!

 

Purity+Control's tips

Sometimes, it is best to jam out and play with synths and sounds with no clear expectations of “finished” song product. Getting lost in the ocean of jamming and sound design just for the sake of it. Timing yourself for 10, 15, 20 minutes and just jamming out! This is a good way to regroup and keep inspiration flowing.

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mercredi 7 février 2024

Electraumatisme du 07/02/2024

Maintenant que le chiot décharné n'est plus, Kevin est parti rejoindre ses copains sur la ligne de front pour continuer à s'amuser sur ses machines. On écoute ce que cela donne dans cette édition régulière d'Electraumatisme.

Cyberaktif - A Single Trace
Triode - Silver line (meets Headdreamer)
Polygon - Scape 7
Larsovitch - Skasé
yelworC - The Unrecognized Gods
Serpents  - State of War
Organic Insight - Run away
Ultimate Soldier - Never Stop Machine (Re-Work)
Emetic - Repulsion
Black Rain - Lo Tek
Tension - Compress Cold
Fight In'Unity - 3D World
Recon - Broken Stairs (feat. Leaether Strip)
Distorted Cabaret - the Rape

Releases of the week

 

 







Triode - null EP


 







Download : http://electraumatisme.info/broadcast/20240207.mp3

 

mercredi 31 janvier 2024

Playlist Electraumatisme du 31/01/2024 - EBM Special K

Cette semaine dans Electraumatisme, on consacre la seconde partie du podcast à une sélection EBM où pas mal de projets ont leur nom qui commence par K, c'est quand même bizarre cette habitude...

Ultimate Soldier - Living in fear
Polygon - Imprint
Synaptic Defect - Lethal Radiation
Tragic Visions - Skin Deep
Insect Plasma - Slaughtered in Dreams (Re-Loaded)
Jäger 90 - Zu Jung
KALT - TrusT (Casus Belli Mix By TÖT)
Klack - Bark, Bite
Spetsnaz - Hardcore hooligans
Kommando XY - Brynäs IF
KREIGN - Add It Up
Kryptonia 85 - Eliberati EBM
La Santé - Stary Dom
Liaison Dangereuses - El Tipo

Release of the week


 







Download : http://electraumatisme.info/broadcast/20240131.mp3

 

mardi 23 janvier 2024

Electraumatisme du 23/01/2024

Encore une édition régulière d'Electraumatisme qui peine à passer le cap de l'an 2000. Mais on est là pour explorer le patrimoine Dark-Electro/Indus dans toute sa profondeur.


yelworC
- The Way The World Ends
Serpents - Our world (CubeTzarRmx) (2022)
Petrified Entity - Remorse
Karger Traum - Was Ist Was
Purity+Control - Transfer
Fatal Morgana - Mindcontrol
Organic Insight - Mental rooms
Enemy Alliance - Freedom from oppression
Vanishing Point - Morphail Effect
Agenda - Rotex
Mindless Faith - Stars and stripes and satellites
Armageddon Dildos - Homicidal Maniac (Crash Head Mix)


Releases of the week