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Six hours of amazing Kraftwerk jams

I know, you didn’t wake up this morning and think, Man, you know what I need today? 6 hours of awesome Kraftwerk jams. I find that pretty weird since I’m not sure a day goes by that I don’t think that.

Luckily for you, DJ Food—Matt Black and Jonathan More(Coldcut) from Ninjatune—have been spending all of March posting about Kraftwerk after being inspired by their upcoming dates at MOMA. Additionally, they’ve put out six hour-long mixes of Kraftwerk remixes, covers, and originals interlaced with interview audio and other soundbits from Kraftwerk’s legendary career.

Tracklisting:
Michael Bailey – Solid Steel intro
Fearless 4 – Rockin’ It
Pelding – It’s More Fun to Compute
Trouble Funk – Trouble Funk Express
Makoto Inoue – Europe Endless / Neon lights
The Divine Comedy – Radioactivity
Senor Coconut – Trans Europe Express
Senor Coconut – The Man Machine
Souxsie & the Banshees – Hall Of Mirrors
Senor Coconut – The Robots
Balanescu Quartet -The Robots
Tafkafb – Waltz Mit Der Robot
Apoptygma Berzerk – Ohm Sweet Ohm
Frenchbloke & Son – Neon Love (Cha Cha Cha)
Jason Moran – Planet Rock
Tremelo Beer Gut – Das Model
Big Black – The Model
Rammstein – Das Model
Ride – The Model
Frenchbloke & Son – Sexy Model
Buffalo Daughter – Autobahn
Dark Side of the Autobahn
Rot Front Trikont – The Robots
Senor Coconut – Showroom Dummies
Girls On Top – I Want To Dance With Numbers
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock (Elecktric Music Classic Mix)
Coptic Rain -The Robots
Erasure – Blue Savannah (Der Deutsche mix)
DMX Krew – Showroom Dummies
Melt Banana – Showroom Dummies
Aqua Vista – The Model
Senor Coconut – Home Computer
Senor Coconut – Tour De France
Elakelaiset Poro – Reindeer/Robots

Tracklisting:
Das Erste Wiener Gemueseorchester (First Viennese Vegetable Orchestra) – Radio Activity
Casio VL80 calculator – Computer World
April Nine – Radioactivity
Papa Dee – The Model
Laether Strip – Showroom Dummies
P.O.D. – Die Roboter
The One You Love – Trans Europe Express
Uter – ohm sweet ohm
Terre Thaemlitz – Ruckzuck
The Manatees – The Model + Jerky Boys – The Gay Model
Chris Whitely – The Model
Hikashu -The Model
The Treble Spankers – The Model
Miladojka Youneed – Pocket Calculator (live)
Satoru Wono feat. Meiwa Denki – Dentaku
Black Wedding – Taschenrechner
Lloyd Cole & the Commotions – Pocket Calculator (live)
Senor Coconut – Radioactivity
Diplo – Percao feat. Pantera Os Danadinhos
Drop da Bomb – Computerworld
Dhiva – Tashenrechner
P.M. Dawn – If I Wuz U
The Balanescu Quartet – Pocket Calculator
Erasure – Blue Savannah (die Deutchse remix)
Laiboforcen – Numbers
Anthony Rother – Numbers/Computerwelt
Dynamix II – Techno Bass
Le Juan Love feat. DJ Man – Mega Mix (House Style)
Anthony Rother – Trans Europe Express
Kurtis Mantronik – Original Electron
Snakefinger – The Model
Galaxy Sound Orchestra – The Model
David Byrne & The Balanescu Quartet – The Model (live)
Frenchbloke & Son – Sexy Model (Strings)
Electric Six – The Model
Westbam – Monkey Say, Monkey Do
Think Tank – Hack Attack
The Balanescu Quartet – Computer Love

Tracklisting:
Skanfrom – Phon Sweet Phon
Compulsion – Home Computer live
Evil Twin – Trans Europe/ JT
DJ Danielson – Partisans of the Lesser Known (Man in Suit)
Mannequin Depressives – The Model
The Cardigans – Das Model
Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows – Modela
Jack n Madness – I Like Percussion
Z-Entropa – Antenna
Orchestral Manouvers In The Dark – Neon Lights
U2 – Neon Lights
Makoto Inoue – Europe Endless/Neon Lights
Koto – Trans Europe Express
Empire State Human – Hall of Mirrors
Terre Thaemlitz – Schaufensterpuppen
Bowery Electric – Freedom Fighter
X-Ecutioners – A Journey into Sound
Mitja V.S. – Neon Lights
Jay-Z – (Always Be My) Sunshine
MC Lyte – Cha Cha Cha
2 Live Crew – My Dick Almighty
Frenchbloke & Son – No Expo
Terre Thaemlitz – Mensche Machine
Fink – Autobahn
Tragic Comedy – Autobahn
Gary Lucas – Autobahn
Kimitaka Matumae – Atem/Harmonika
Beitthron – Airwaves
Teruo Nakano – Computer Love
Alva Noto – Man Machine
XCRanium – The Man Machine
Terre Thaemlitz – Tour de France
Terre Thaemlitz -Morgen Spazergang
Skanfrom – Phon Sweet Phon
Xingu Hill – Electric Café

Tracklisting:
DJ Flywheel – Solid Steel intro
Bigg Ocean Mobb IV-1-5 – Gangster Driven
Wagon Christ – unknown studio session
Coldplay – Talk (instrumental demo)
MC Duke – I’m Riffin’
X-Men – It’s More Fun To Sample
DMX Krew – Homecomputer
Luke Vibert – Homewerk
P.L – Transeuropa Express
Rodney Bakerr – Numbers
Torul – It’s More Fun To Compute
Alenia – Home Computer
LCD Soundsystem – Dicso Infiltrator
MAW – Electronic Tranz
Love Tractor – Neon Lights
Bass Junkie – Robotechno
Coldplay – Talk (Thin White Duke remix)
Beck – Get Real Paid
Poison Clan – Dance All Nite
Audio Science Trans Europe Express
Yoshinori Sunahara – The Telephone Call
Biochip C – Steal It and Deal It (DMX Krew edit)
Zoot Woman – The Model
Partia – Das Model
King Automatic – The Model
Top of the Pops – Autobahn
Gorefest – Autobahn
The Balanescu Quartet – Autobahn
Roni Size feat Rahzel – Out of Breath
DJ Godfather – Ping Pong / Ping Beatz
Ionic Vision – Tour De France
Fresh Prince and Ready Rock C – Live at Union Sq outtake
DJ Craze – DMC 2000 Final routine
Morocco Moe – Task
The Beat Konductor – Open (space)
Trans Am – Man Machine (live)
Coldcut – Everything’s Under Control (Theory 0.1)
Rozmarinke – Radioactivity
Videosex – Spacelab (Gus Gus remix)
Albert Kuvezin and Yat-kha – Man Machine

Tracklisting:
Samarkan | Solid Steel Intro
Turf Talk ft. E-40 & Young Mugzi | Do The Robot
Wallenstein | Exis O1 Intro
Kollo | Franz Schubert (Kollo remix)
LCD Soundsystem | Get Innocuous
(Soulwax version)
Bit Weapon | Spacelab
Bubblyfish | It’s More Fun To Compute
Death In Vegas | Kontroll
Para One | Showroom Dummies
Crazy Girl | Showroom Dummies
Breakout | Planet Rock (Jazz version)
Kollo | Autobahn (Kollo remix)
Bit Shifter | Antenna
Primal Scream | Autobahn 66
Sany Pitbull | Funk Alemao
Aurelius ft. Ashanti | My Number Babe
Modified Toy Orchestra | Pocket Calculator
Clones | Clones
6Blocc | Digits
Fink | The Model
Terre Thaemlitz | Die Roboter
Kalyanji Anandji | Y.O.G.A.
El Aviador Dro | El Modelo
Fatboy Slim | Radioactivity
Cha Cha 2000 | Autobahn
San Jose Cow Muzak | Autobahn
Case Managers | Autobahn

Tracklisting:
New David – Computer Love (mp3)
Glass Candy – Computer Love (Italians Do It Better)
8-bit Operators – Computer Love (Astralwerks)
Kraftwerk – It’s More Fun To Compute (Busy P remix) (mp3)
DJ Tameil – Trans Newark Express (Money Studies)
Between The Sheets – Late Night Radio (Bootlegs)
Keith Mansfield – Electromatics (A&B) (KPM)
The Simonsound – Tour de Mars (Project Blue Book)
8-bit Operators – The Robots (die roboter) (Astralwerks)
Santogold – Anne (Switch mix) (CDR)
Dreamland Happy Times For All – Showroom Dummies (Spill)
Christian Prommer – Trans Europa Express (Sonar Kollektiv)
Doormouse – Werkin’ It (Addict Records)
Para One – It’s More Fun To Compute (Phonofile.dk/The Orchard)
8-bit Operators – Pocket Calculator (Astralwerks)
Hajime Fukuma – Musique Non Stop (FGL Productions)
Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet -Autobahn (mp3)
New David – Autobahn (mp3)
Antediluvian Rocking Horse – Craft Work Out (Spill)
Fleetwood Mac – The Chain (Warner Brothers)
Vibravoid – Ruckzuck (Fruits De Mer)
Clowns Smiling Backwards – Hall of Mirrors (Spill)
The Cure – Like Cockatoos (Rhino /WEA)
Death in Vegas – Zugaga (Drone)
Soma Mestizo – Trans Europe Express (Soma Mestizo)
Two Litre Dolby with Chris Smith – Radioactivity (Spill)
Huon – Upfield Bike Path (Spill)
New David – Expo 2000 (mp3)

How great are these? Pretty great. Enjoy!

Iä! Iä! Cthulhu Fhtagn!

This morning I was reading through my Twitter stream and saw a tweet by BoingBoing called Eldritch Effulgence: HP Lovecraft’s favorite words. Being a Lovecraft fan, I clicked through to discover that “Abnormal” was Lovecraft’s favorite word. I also read that the originator of the list, one Cthulhu Chick, was working on an eBook of the complete works of H.P. Lovecraft. I then became keenly aware of a problem I had not realized I had yesterday: I had absolutely NO Lovecraft on my Kindle. I have Tolstoy and Melville and Poe and all sorts of other books in the public domain, but not a single work by the master of weird fiction. Lame!

I clicked through to the original article from BoingBoing to see if I could find some information on the forthcoming eBook. Right there at the top of the post was even more than I could have hoped for. And I quote,

Update: The free eBook of Lovecraft’s Complete Works is done and can be downloaded here.

Victory! Not only was the book finished, but it was free–exactly as much as I ever want to pay for an eBook that I cannot trade, give away, or resell!

If there are any of you out there who have never read Lovecraft and have no idea just how much of an influence he has been on modern horror, science fiction, and heavy metal, then you owe it to yourself to download the eBook and get reading. The price for admittance is just a little time and your curiosity. Jump in. Those of you who know Lovecraft probably haven’t even read this far before downloading the eBook.

It’s available for Nook (epub) and Kindle (mobi), meaning you can read it on just about any device that has a screen. Get it here: Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft

Thank me later.

Rockets, the French space synth pop you always wanted

I know you woke up this morning thinking, “Fuck. I need some super sweet French space synth music in my life in a serious as hell way. Right now. I can’t fucking wait!”

GUESS WHAT!?

It’s your lucky day. Courtesy of Aesop Dekker at Cosmic Hearse, I bring you six albums of some of the most perfect cheese ever committed to tape. It might be perfect. And if you don’t enjoy it, I feel for your soul since it will spend eternity in hell*.

Get the albums here: Rockets Beaucoup

When you’ve listened to them all and feel like you wanted to explore the outer regions of space with yours truly, The Space Pope, come on back and tell me why I should take you with me and how disappointed you’re going to be when I don’t.

*The Black Laser does not actually condone belief in Hell or, by extension, Heaven.

James Kibbie & Bach’s Organ Works

Don’t lie. This morning you woke up thinking, Man, I could really go for a complete collection of Bach’s organ works in handy AAC format. And you didn’t have a SLIGHTLY dirty thought about the phrase “Bach’s organ works”. See? Aren’t we so grown up?

Well, you’re in luck!

Recently, James Kibbie, Professor of Organ at the University of Michigan, recorded and released all 270 of Bach’s organ works. What’s better is that he released them all for free.

Holy shit! Awesome! Organy!

You want ’em? Go get them here: James Kibbie & Bach’s Complete Organ Works

A-Trak’s Dirty South Dance 2

<a href="http://atrak.bandcamp.com/album/dirty-south-dance-2">Intro by A-Trak</a>

This is what I am listening to right this moment and I think that, as a reader of The Black Laser, you should trust my opinion and listen to it too. Do try and listen to it on a decent set of speakers or you’re going to miss all the fat ass low end in these dirty, DIRTY jams.

I think that A-trak is my favorite DJ right now. Between him and Diplo, and their propensity to drop free music on you every few weeks, I’m up to my ears in filthy beats and I love it so much.

If you want your own copy, head on over to A-trak’s Bandcamp page and download the hell out of it.

Celeste’s Morte(s) Nee(s)

My favorite French blackened metal band, Celeste, continue their (s)ification of metal on their newest release, Morte(s) Nee(s). I don’t have any thoughts yet since I am just now listening to it for the first time, but I do know that you should get yourself over to their site at denovali.com and download the album for free.

Legally.

Awesome metal for completely free? Awesome. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about this band. Just do it.

Celeste, the French Blackened Art Metal band you need to hear.

I have never been a huge fan of Black Metal. There is something about it that has never appealed to me. It’s not the culture surrounding it, but something about the style, the musical tropes they engage, the synths, the high pitched scream, whatever, that just has never appealed to me that much. I mean, I’ve listened to as much Emperor as the next guy, but I would not call myself a Black Metal aficionado. It’s always a bit “meh” to me.

When I read a post on Metal Sucks in August about the band Celeste, my eyes immediately went to the phrase “Black Metal” in the article as I skimmed it. But I also saw that they had two albums available for free download, so I thought, Fuck it, right? How horrible could they be?

And holy living fuck am I glad I downloaded them. The “Black Metal” thing completely threw me off initially, but it’s really only a faint Black tint in the music, not full bore Black Metal. I don’t think French lyrics have ever sounded this awesome. Of course, I don’t understand a word, but since when have I judged my enjoyment of metal music on whether or not I could understand the lyrics? The songs possess a savage intensity and rawness that seems to be lacking from so much modern Heavy Metal music. It’s not a horrid mess of bad production, but it’s also not super clean, super mastered, bland. There is fire and darkness in the music and they sound like no other band in my collection, high praise to be certain. In an age when so many genres and subgenres are basically interchangeable, to release a record with a sound that stands apart from the crowd is a significant achievement, one which Celeste has accomplished. They are one of the freshest bands I’ve heard since I encountered their fellow Frenchmen, Gojira.

Here are a few sample tracks.

Celeste – Misanthrope(s)

[audio:http://www.theblacklaser.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/2.-Comme-pour-leurrer-les-regards-et-cette-odeur-de-cadavre.mp3|titles=2. Comme pour leurrer les regards et cette odeur de cadavre|Artists=Celeste] [audio:http://www.theblacklaser.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/5.-Il-y-aura-des-femmes-à-remercier-et-de-la-chair-à-embrocher.mp3|titles=5. Il y aura des femmes à remercier et de la chair à embrocher|Artists=Celeste]

Celeste – Nihiliste(s)

[audio:http://www.theblacklaser.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/06.-Celeste-Nihilistes-A-jamais-dénudée.mp3|titles=06. Celeste-Nihiliste(s) – A jamais dénudée|Artists=Celeste]

If you have any remaining reservations about how amazing this band is, do yourself a favor and just download the records. If you don’t have reservations, you’re probably downloading already.

Yes, I know. You’re welcome.