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[00] Suicide - All Night Long [ROIR - RUSCD 8264]
[02] ?
[04] Max Loderbauer - Jea [Non Standard - NSP 10]
[05] ?
[06] Demdike Stare - Past Majesty [Modern Love - LOVE096]
[10] Muslimgauze - Here Comes The Rain (Sonar Remix) [Daft Records ? D1028 MCD]
[12] Eric Holm - Matinden [Subtext - SUB 011]
[14] Rupcy - Bows [Ilian Tape - IT 023]
[16] Company Flow - Shadows Drown [Rawkus - 088 112 899-2]
[26] Monolake - Alaska (Substance Remix I) [Monolake / Imbalance Computer Music
? ML 021]
[33] Loops Haunt - Hollowed [Black Acre - ACRECD 005]
[34] ?
[40] An-I - Convo [Power Vacuum - POWVAC 008]
[41] Untold - Sing A Love Song [Hemlock - HEK023]
[43] ?
[54] Elektro Guzzi - Rough Tide [Macro - M39]
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[65] Eomac - I Love You, I Miss You [The Trilogy Tapes - TTT013]
41 - Untold - Sing a love song
1:05 - Eomac - I Love You,I miss you
[10] Muslimgauze - Here Comes The Rain (Sonar Remix)
[26] Monolake - Alaska (Substance Remix I)
RA.430 Shxcxchcxsh
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Knife-edged techno from the mysterious Swedes.
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Anonymityhiding behind masks, aliases, white-label 12-inchesis nothing new
in techno, and to Shxcxchcxsh, it seems like a bit of a joke. From their unpron
ounceable name (which sounds like white noise if you sound it out) to their equa
lly incomprehensible song titles to their complete disregard for the rigid struc
ture of the genre, the Swedish duo don't adhere to the kind of faceless aestheti
c we usually see with secretive acts. Their adventurous debut STRGTHS impressed
us last year. Now they're back already with Linear S Decoded, easily their fines
t work yet. The LP jumps from noisy abrasion to melodic sweetness and back again
, all with a determinedly off-kilter slant. The tracks even have intelligible na
mes this time (though we're still not sure what they're supposed to mean).
Shxcxchcxsh's RA podcast has the same approach, shuffling from noise to
post-punk and techno, rarely moving in the direction you'd expect. The duo haven
't offered up a tracklist, but we spotted tunes from Suicide, Untold and Max Lod
erbauer. Along with the mix, we also scored the duo's first (legible) interview
What have you been up to recently?
Past year weve been focusing on our new album Linear S Decoded. We met ev
ery Thursday and made a new track until there was 13 of them. Weve also been tryi
ng out new outfits and rehearsed the live set for our upcoming tour in autumn.
How and where was the mix recorded?
It was recorded in our studio in Norrkping.
Can you tell us about the idea behind the mix?
We wanted a certain atmosphere, something that evolves and is not the sa
me linear thing for an hour, so we threw in loads of different stuff from all ar
ound to see what would come out. We didnt have the floor in mind when making it,
but the groove was still very important. We didnt wanna go far off in ambient lan
Is there any theme or inspiration behind your new album? Why the switch
to actual track titles?
Whats been fun and interesting to us with this project is to explore ways
of communication, and its still that same idea were trying out. Like, what do we
need to tell a story? Sometimes we just need abstractions, sometimes we need som
ething else. This time we tried something more to see what happens. To tell the
same story the same way over and over takes some fun out of it and theres nothing
new to learn from it. So weve been getting into all sorts of wayslistening to a l
ot of albums, hanging out with friends and family, reading stuff, going to conce
rts, and we found many ways, and they formulated themselves into this album.
How do you guys suggest pronouncing your name?
The Hs are silent. Except that, you do it like its written.
What are you up to next?
The new album Linear S Decoded is coming out, thats very exciting and we
have the tour that follows it. So hope to see you at some of the shows.