Thursday, April 01, 2010

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LUCY

Stroboscopic Artefacts is delighted to present a label showcase on Modyfier. We have collected together four Processes from our artists, a slight slither of prose and one audio visual teaser to give you an insight into our sounds and our thoughts. We begin with the short story which gives you a hint as to the label’s dystopian awareness:

No one knew when it had happened. But the arts of the Fifth Power had prevailed. New laws had been imposed upon the two worlds. And these laws could not be broken. Slowly the old ideas of the judge and the judged became nonsensical and even courts of justice soon became obsolete.

The first law declared the closing of the boundaries. The reflective surfaces that were once able to connect the worlds lost their patina of iridescence. One world slid into darkness: the expanses of water, gleaming metals, even the eyes of the creatures grew dull as the connections were severed. Yet, the other world could still peer unnoticed into the darkness.


The next law forbade memory, and with it time and consciousness. With consciousness erased, the ideals and hopes, the dreams and melancholies that had once given depth to their world vanished. Deprived of their own consciousness they became mere mirrors, the perfect two dimensional reflection of the collective ego on the other side.


However, those forced to see their own actions again and again also underwent consequences. The eyes of their opposites were no longer filled with the unknown. Other perspectives had disappeared. Imagination had been deprived of movement, and movement itself transformed into a static image. The Fifth Power had guaranteed their safety, but it had made them unable to change. The two worlds became transfixed, inertly engaged in an endless stroboscopic process.


The Processes begin with label owner Lucy. He chose to record his mix in one take with no post editing, no over-thinking, no cheating; this is exactly the straight-up approach of his dj sets. Xhin’s Process is a mix that brilliantly intertwines hard, deep techno with his uniquely leftfield elegance. Ercolino’s Process is a selection, a handpicked insight into his references. He’s packed tracks for every eventuality and the result is a wandering moonscape of moods. Perc’s Process is a mix which seems to start at the foot of a glacier and travels far from this point, right into an industrial dub filled wasteland. Stroboscopic Artefacts’ visual designer Oblivious presents a video response to the Krishnamurti acappella from the SA001 release. This is also excitingly the first ever video short to be featured on Modyfier.

Text by Clare Molloy and Luca Mortellaro (The explanatory part) and Amanda Morelli (The dystopian short story).

lucy - process part 199a (stroboscopic artefacts modyfied part 01) by modyfier

01. Lucy "Why Don't You Change" (Krishnamurti Acappella Extended) [Stroboscopic Artefacts]
02. Frank Martiniq "My Visor" [Stroboscopic Artefacts]
03. Redshape "Dark & Sticky" [Delsin]
04. Peter Van Hoesen "Above 90" (Norman Nodge Reconstruction) [Time To Express]
05. Xhin "Link" [Stroboscopic Artefacts]
06. Scuba "From Within" (Marcel Dettmann Remix)
07. Perc "Wooden Art" [Stroboscopic Artefacts]
08. Lucy & Ercolino "So The Nothing Grows Stronger" (Dadub Remix) [Stroboscopic Artefacts]
09. Robert Hood "Sleep Cycle"
10. Dino Sabatini & Donato Dozzy "In Vaders" [Prologue]
11. Surgeon "(Intro) (Version II)" [Tresor]
12. Planetary Assault Systems "MOD" [Figure]
13. Alan Fitzpatrick "Face Of Rejection" [Drumcode]
14. Xhin "Fixing The Error" [Stroboscopic Artefacts]
15. Lucy & Ercolino "Gmork" (Luke Slater Remix) [Stroboscopic Artefacts]
16. Jeff Mills "Moon"
17. Chevel "Trevisun" [Stroboscopic Artefacts]
18. Hironori Takahashi "Medue" [Stroboscopic Artefacts]
19. Lucy "Why Don't You Change" [Stroboscopic Artefacts]

1 Comments:

Anonymous ubertrigger said...

w o n d e r f u l

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