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“My father used a 4-track recorder, because he liked playing quatre mains on the piano and didn’t have anyone to play with him at home. I used the machine in my youth to record my musical experiments with, among others, feedback, I didn’t have a computer then.
Last year Tapage received a cassette recorder from a friend and he has listened to the tapes he has always kept and then digitalized them. These recordings are the core of the new interpretations who will be released on tape again: Chrome Fragments (LOMEK027).
“Modern techniques enable me to have more control over the modifications of the source sounds. I was looking for a balance between the rough quality of the original tapes and the possibilities to record them in more complex compositions”, says Tapage.
The grating of the source material on the one hand and the tight production on the other gnaws and propels. Organic music that forces you to listen closely. Futuristic, electrically charged while being very earthly, as if the elements play along as powers.
The artwork contains a piece of the feedback loop and every copy gets a piece. This drone can be downloaded as an extra track.
Catalog number: LOMEK027
When will it be summer?
On 21/06/17 it will be Apzolutely summer
Lomechanik homie of the first hour –Apzolut– returns with ‘Smooth revolution’, a free downloadable single. With his unique style, this half-Aruban developed himself into one of the leading breakcore heroes of the low lands as well as far beyond.
His gigs are a happening for a wide audience due to its combination of intensity, devotedness and creativity with which he stretches the boundaries and even transcends the genre. The man is an all-rounder and his single is the way the summer ought to be: Hot!
Apzolut – Smooth revolution
Track 1: Smooth revolution
Track 2: Aqui esta
Catalog number: LOMEK026
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‘Values’ by The Void* is released by three(!) collaborating record labels from The Netherlands: Lomechanik, Esc.rec. and Shipwrec. Lomechanik worked with both labels before on separate releases, but this is the first time that the three of them join forces. Apart from the differences between them, there is also an unmistakable overlap in their output. This album by The Void* fits seamlessly into the catalogues of all three labels. Both musically and aesthetically, because the packaging of this 12″ vinyl is stunningly beautiful, as usual.
Friday 01/07/16 De Ruimte – Amsterdam
More info: De Ruimte
Saturday 16/07/16 The Void * plays in the intimate setting of the Perifeer (studio) of Harco Rutgers (escrec) Deventer.
Door open: 20:00
Admission: 5 euros
Location: De Perifeer, Mr. H. F. the Boerlaan 151 Deventer
NOTE: De Perifeer is small and filled quickly, so be there on time!
Sunday 17/07/16 plays The Void * on the Valkhof festival Nijmegen
With live performances of The Void *, Michel Banabila and DJ sets by Jorg (Lomechanik), Harco Rutgers (esc.rec) and Ferdi (Shipwrec), the Sint Nicolaas Kapel this evening is the spot for adventure electronics, drones, noise, ambient, beats and outerspace sounds.
20.00. 20.30 – Harco (Esc.rec.)
20.30. 21.15 – Michel Banabila
21.15. 21.45 – Jorg (Lomechanik)
21.45. 22.45 – The Void*
22.45. 24.00 – Ferdi (Shipwrec)
Datum: Zondag 17 juli, 2016
Aanvang: 20:00 uur
Locatie: Valkhof festival, Nijmegen
Along with escrec and Shipwrec brings Lomechank the album Values from The Void* on wax. The Void* is a project by Roald van Dillewijn, Tijs Ham and Eric Magnée. Since 2010 they have been modifying instrument groups to be used in improvised acousmatic music. Their projects range from modified guitars and flutes to setting up a six piece ensemble for string and electronics. They performed at the Gaudeamus Muziekweek and the (h)ear festival and many others. Sonically The Void* focus on building timbral walls of sound. With their custom built instruments they sound like somewhat in between the resonance of an exploding supernova and the hum of a captured firefly. More news about te album is coming soon.
The Void Pointers are Roald van Dillewijn, Tijs Ham and Eric Magnée. Modifying instruments for improvised acousmatic music is the band’s forte, and an incredibly diverse one; from modifying guitars and flutes, to setting up a six piece ensemble for string and electronics. During their performances, The Void Pointers focus on building timbral walls of sound, that can sound enervating and challenging. They performed at the Gaudeamus Muziekweek and the (h)ear festival amongst others.
Dena’s (Chaos Republic) Noxgenus radioshow on futuremusic.fm is an Lomechanik special. The guestmix for this show is from Jorg: Lomechanik Radio 9. Listen listen and download on futuremusic.fm. Listen the show on Mixcloud. And the link direct to the guestmix Lomechanik Radio 9 The tracklist… Read more…
When we travel we write postcards to let our loved ones know what it’s like to be someplace else. Lomechanik wants to take you on a journey with ‘Places’. We’ve asked old familiars as well as newly involved artists to create music for this release with a certain place and/or memory as a starting point. The only rule we’ve established: No use of beats. The result is a movie-like musical trip over mountains, through hills, past cities and villages, right through the desert and the deep-sea. From serene atmospheres up to extremely ominous, it’s for the adventurous traveller.
With it’s 25th release Lomechanik brings you 25 tracks in two hours time and a special limited edition of the: ‘PLACES AUDIOPOSTCARDS’ set. Each track on ‘Places’ has it’s own postcard with URL audiocode: Order them now and send them while you’re on the road as an account of your trip to the one you love. We wish you were here!
Bounce around & spin like a record…
The Void* is a project by Roald van Dillewijn, Tijs Ham and Eric Magnée. Since 2010 they have been modifying instrument groups to be used in improvised acousmatic music. Their projects range from modified guitars and flutes to setting up a six piece ensemble for string and electronics. They performed at the Gaudeamus Muziekweek and the (h)ear festival and many others. Sonically The Void* focus on building timbral walls of sound. With their custom built instruments they sound like somewhat in between the resonance of an exploding supernova and the hum of a captured firefly.
Lomechanik Radio 7, psychedelic & noisey sounds and beats from 1949 until 2013, mix by Jorg.
TOF! is de titel, het woord dat al die vijftig jaar levend is gebleven en het optimisme van de popcultuur dekt. Geschreven door de journalist Frank Antonie van Alphen. Anekdotes en verhalen van de man die met de artiesten in de bus meereisde, met ze aan de koffietafel zat te bomen of met dezelfde kater wakker werd. Lomechanik komt in de verhalen ook aan de orde. Hans Jacobs, ook journalist, schreef de tijdsbeelden, de inleidingen tot de vele hoofdstukken.
Nijmegen rockt, Nijmegen swingt, Nijmegen is dance. Vijftig jaar lang ligt Nijmegen in het oog van een orkaan aan muzikaal geweld. Vele grote groepen en artiesten heeft de stad voortgebracht. Grote namen, kleine namen. Nieuwe stromingen zijn geboren. Miljoenen hebben zich in die zinderende Nijmeegse popcultuur in het zweet gedanst, miljoenen hebben rondgedoold in de extase die muziek kan brengen. Gisteren, vandaag en morgen.
TERUGKLAP (nl/clone, lomechanik) & CLIPPING. (us/subpop) live:
Terugklap: The beats and breaks of this young man are easily among the most impressive currently made in Holland. Amsterdam based Terugklap aka Sander Haakman sometimes deliberately dissects his in-your-face beat wizardry into stuttering conondrums of sound, only to be sewed back together skillfully when he pleases. Terugklap get’s his cues from hip-hop, house, bass-music to household kitchenware and gardening tools. He has released a handful of high quality releases on Clone Records and Nijmegen’s Lomechanik. His carefully composed chaos will twist your mind but keep your body moving.
CLIPPING: makes party music for the club you wish you hadn’t gone to, the car you don’t remember getting in, and the streets you don’t feel safe on. clipping. are phantom broadcasts bleeding into Power 106 as you drive out of range; are twenty different rappers looking into one broken mirror, talking to themselves all at once; are classic west coast rap music out of the tradition where sounding different wasn’t cause for fear. Formed in 2009, initially as a remix project, clipping. soon acquired a vocalist and began pursuing music-making at the intersection of gangster rap, music concrete and harsh noise. With tracks crafted by experienced minimalist noise artist William Hutson (RALE) and film soundtrack composer Jonathan Snipes (ex-CAPTAIN AHAB), they are not only capturing this level of threat and agitation, but also the cinematic barrenness of sprawling cement, fields of litter, and endless trees with every branch chopped off and painted black. Front man Daveed Diggs is not just quick with his words, but incredibly precise. He brings out the rhythm of the seemingly rhythmless. He punctuates melodies made out of negative space. Yes, they know about noise. But this is hip hop.
Artist(s): Know VA – MSNTHRPX – Julien Mier – Van der Waal – Asterisms -Kalima – Terugklap -Tablow – ADNT – Raadsel – Kadugodi – Julian Edwardes, Adnt
Catalog number: LOMEK024
Released: June 2013
Jorg (producer, DJ and record label owner of Lomechanik fame) brings us his latest work. And it’s released through Esc.rec. this time.Please take your time for this nightly narrative album, meticulously constructed of field recordings and soundscapes, evolving into more beat orientated pieces and energetic, uptempo tracks. Jorg takes you on a stroll through cold industrial places and wanders with you through abandoned suburbs.