• Obliq aritsts on Pete Namlook tribute album.

    Four (4) *NEW* Multicast tracks (under Obliq Recordings side projects guises Replicast, Ted Sturgeon and Freq Modif) are featured on the late Pete Namlook tribute Die Welt ist Klang on Carpe Sonum Records!  We are honored to be a part of this tribute to one of the pioneers of electronic music along with 30+ other great artists!

    Here are the individual tracks:

    Ted Sturgeon – Sea Foam Green

    Freq Modif – Spy Hunter

    Replicast (Multicast) – Gurrr

    Multicast – Lowrider in Cairo


  • Multicast on Sleeping Pills OST

    Back over 10 years ago a local movie company Kinotonik produced this awesome 35mm underground film Sleeping Pills.  Featured in the soundtrack are several Obliq Recordings tunes.  The movie’s Director Michael Lauter has decided to put a REDUX version out on HD Bluray format!

    This is an Indiegogo funding project, so jump out there and support it! One neat thing about this movie is it was filmed in many unique Colorado architectural facilities that have since been destroyed! This film is preserving these interesting Colorado relics!

    Looking forward to finally having a copy of this great movie to watch again and hearing our music on a Bluray HD movie!


  • Obliq New and Re-releases with bonus tracks

    Howdy.

    Happy New Year!

    In celebration I recently posted about 100 free tunes on Bandcamp.com. A great site; these are free so preview them and download anything that you like! And tell your friends! Many of our older albums have been stacked with rare and unreleased material. The newest album is a collaboration with the great Denver band Equulei. Multicast and Freq Modif are represented here.  Look forward to more releases in 2014!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


  • Freq Modif tracks on Soundcloud

    Been a while since my project Freq Modif has been active; but that sleeping beast awakes. Right now there is a Facebook page and a Soundcloud page. I have 25+ tracks ready to go online; I’m going to add them a few at a time–much like a glacier melts–so does the Freq Modif archive to create a constant stream…


  • New Multicast track – Low Rider in Cairo

    “Take a little trip, take a little trip with me…” ‘Low Rider in Cairo’ is a hard acid excursion through the streets of Cairo at night, with Multicast driving… The squelch control is set to 11.

    This was a fun session; taking off of the old “lowrider” classic!  We were in “jam” mode and came up with this acid line and melody.  A bit more rockin’ than some of the chill out Multicast material.

    Enjoy!


  • Multicast presents… Faster and faster

    Multicast sure likes their squidge acid tracks…here is another Multicast-style acid track just in time for your commute.  Best if listening on the interstate/autobahn going fast at night; or in the safety of your recliner at home….of course at high volume! Enjoy!

     


  • Multicast presents aural espianage… “The Spy”

    This track was from a live set. The originating track was part of the aural “wall of noise” tracks called Rotation ][ where we lit up the sound system and chilled everyone with a wall of sound. However, one show we took it in a completely different direction…which is the beauty of incorporating impromptu playing with hardware at live gigs.

     

    Hope you have your counter-surveillance equipment rockin’… Enjoy!

     


  • Multicast brings you another short and sweet track…

    It is quite rare that Multicast would bring you any track under 3 minutes of length, but we have a couple of new “interludes” for you. This one is an outtake of a session that almost got lost in the ether…glad we were able to rescue it! Brings back the old Multicast western analog vibe. Enjoy!

     


  • Winter brings on new tunes…

    Here’s a great new short track featuring Jeff on the Echoplex and Guitar and Dave making some synthetic noises. Enjoy!

     


  • Multicast vs Equulei in Surround – March 25

    Multicast / Equulei Surround Show:  Pathways Evolution

    Multicast vs Equulei Surround @ Pathways Evolution

    Hey Denver/Boulder electronic music fans, listen up! Multicast and Equulei, two of Denver’s pioneering electronic-based bands, are performing together for a 6-channel surround show at The Other Side Arts. This is part of the Pathways: Evolution series.


    Pathways: Evolution
    The Other Side Arts
    March 25th, 2011 6pm – midnight
    1644 Platte Street, Denver


    This will be a show you don’t want to miss!!!


    Need a demo of what kind of music to expect? Check out a couple of pieces that Equulei and Multicast put together at the Larkspur Surround Facility last month!


    EquuiCast – Voice Activated Computer


    EquuiCast Dub


    Equuicast – This Is Who We R


    EquuiCast – Arab-Circus


    EquuiCast – Arabesque


    EquuiCast – Blues


    Multicast / Equulei Surround Show:  Pathways Evolution

    Multicast vs Equulei Surround @ Pathways Evolution



    Multicast vs Equulei in Surround Sound! March 25, 2011


  • New Replicast Releases!

    Obliq’s sister in crime, Cryptophonics Records, has a new multi-format release available for download and purchase, and of course online listening! These were from a epic one night session recording at the Wallstreet Compound. It was about time someone revamped and redefined Krautrock!

    There are two very limited releases, a CDr and a Cassette. Yes, you heard that right; here at the Obliq headquarters we have been really going retro with cassettes! These will be available for purchase in our shop very soon! But in the meantime, here are the releases!

    Replicast - Replicator-X - CRY-07

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    Replicast - The Wallstreet Compound - CRY-09

    Play Download 256K Buy Multi-format Release

    Replicast - Replicator-X


  • Multicast on Radio 1190 Local Shakedown 3

    Radio 1190's Local Shakedown 3

    Play Multicast – Hawaii

  • Replicast releases Obliq Recordings miniLP [CRY-08]

    Replicast - Obliq RecordingsNew release limited to 333 vinyl copies. Replicast includes Multicast members Jeff Holland and Dave Alexander; with Eric Allen from Apples in Stereo; free-jazz sax player Zach Shaw. Replicast is a loose collective appling the techniques and technology that Multicast has used for years.

    The LP falls on the axis between Electronica, Free Jazz, and Psych-Folk. This melodic release explores new directions and will please Multicast fans who have appreciated the packaging and improvization in the past.

    Check out samples of the news tracks on the Replicast Myspace site.

    Available to order through obliq shop very soon, likely mid-spring. Check back soon or sign up for our mailing list to be notified.

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  • Multicast – Spirituality Thru Technology [OBQ-11]

    Multicast - Spirituality Thru Technology

    We have released this compilation of Multicast “chill out” tracks to balance out the stress of the office! There are several exclusive tracks on this release! 

    Produced in 2008, this release is limited to 300 CDs and internet release.

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  • Multicast – On the Backs of Soldiers [OBQ-12]

    Multicast - On The Backs of Soldiers

    The Aurora History Museum, the local band Multicast and the Regis University Center for the Study of the Military Experience have collaborated in the presentation of this on-of-a-kind audio tour. This “environment of sound” features oral histories and songs written especially for this exhibit.

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  • Multicast – Bahian Coastal Hwy [OBQ-10]

    Multicast - Bahian Coastal Hwy.MULTICAST returns in 2005, landing on the turntable with a new kool-aid laced tropical-flavored platter. BAHIAN COASTAL HWY explores the rain-slicked Brazilian jungles of the mind. This limited release was pressed on beautiful green-marbled vinyl and packaged inside clear, hand silk-screened sleeves. It was cut at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin, resulting in an LP with deep bass, sparkling resonance and represent the trio’s most sophisticated sound to date. The LP opens with the title track “Bahian Coastal Hwy”, where Multicast explores latin electro-infused rhythms, interlaced with Multicasts trademark lush guitar melodies. This Trans-Brazilian Express is a fusion of ideas past and future. Its a syncopated trip. The subsonics of “Underdub” pulse with dub-wise beats and deep chords delayed beyond imagination. A bubble-bath of modular synthesis percolates throughout, while deep jazzy guitar sheds some sonic light bringing dark shapes into context. There is a cinematic quality to this release, and it shines best in the tracks “Arrival, “Departure” and “Rotation”, which explore themes of anticipation, longing, dread and hard-cold beauty. The choice college indie-radio track “The Only Thing I Adore” reveals Multicast’s sensibility in fusing pop and left-field electronics. Like morning sunlight through a window, warm and immersive counter-point music-box melodies weave between shimmering static and vocoded lyrics singing of love and admiration. Multicast’s approach to music is all about creating atmosphere and depth without cluttering the sound field. “Pucuna” explores this notion with intricate poly-rhythms and tribal syncopations. The incorporation of synthesized sounds of birds of the rainforest, electronic insects and formant vocalizations will paint a vivid picture in the listeners mind. “Ansico” rounds out the journey, winding sublime melodies, clockwerk rhythm’s, and lap-steel guitar around a 30 hz & below bassline. Multicast reaches new heights in terms of production, arrangement and song writing skills. It’s absolutely rich with emotion and detail and will reveal new things with each repeated listen.

    Released in 2005 in a limited edition run of 400 Green marbled vinyl 12″.

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  • Multicast on Radio 1190′s Local Shakedown 2

    Radio 1190's Local Shakedown 2KVCU Radio 1190 AM was voted the Best Non-Commercial Radio Station in Colorado many times over. This is because it is simply the only local station with any variety and edge. We are honored to be a part of this local music compilation.
    View Discogs Multicast – Bahian Coastal Hwy (alter edit)

  • Multicast on Denver Compilation “For Human Ears Only”

    For Human Ears OnlyPrepare your ears and mind for the debut transmission from Nobot Media. “For Human Ears Only.” A collection of sounds and ideas ranging from the deep glitch hop of Equulei and the Draconians (Djore Records) to the organic guitar vs. beats essence of Multicast, Neighbors, CacheFlowe, George & Caplin, and Clocks Ticking Backward. Also trasmitting on this release aree new sounds from the avant, Ghostly International’s newest signing, Twine, and Ohm Resistance label owner Submerged bringing the sub-bass analog crunch.
    So, step out from behind your laptop, turn off your television, and unplug your robots receptors, these sounds are For Human Ears Only.

    View Discogs Multicast – Green Sequence (Live at Unity Gain – 9.3.3)

  • Freq Modif on Spanish DVD Random Soundscapes

    Random Soundscapes DVDCool hacked DVD project where music plays with random video.

    ROJO.esee. es un concepto, una idea que buscando su forma ha encontrado en el formato DVD+CD su mejor aliado. A modo de pecera futurista ROJO.esee. está ideado para acompañar veladas post-modernas, estados de ánimo insomnes o como compañia en las tareas domésticas.

    ROJO.esee. es una pintura sonora cambiante.

    La parte musical a sido estructurada por Raúl Garcia (Dj.Zero) conocido pionero en la difusión de la electrónica en este pais y autor de numerosos
    textos de referencia para el estudio y seguimiento de la música avanzada. Dj.Zero presenta en esta compilación un tracklist atemporal con autores procedentes de todo el mundo. Zero ha antepuesto en su selección el riesgo creativo y la experimentación sobre la “tendencia” y la publicación de novedades gratuitamente.

    Los criterios de selección de piezas video han contrastado y reafirmado la postura de Zero y ofrecen más riesgo y más experimentación. Piezas de encargo con sólo un requisito: total libertad y originalidad, fruto del auténtico trabajo personal. Los videos han proporcionado a ROJO.esee. una diversidad de conceptos y técnicas generosa. Podemos ver 3D de última generación, documental, multimedia o cine mezclados en un cocktail colorista y muy arriesgado, sorprendente y a veces impactante.

    ROJO y alicia aúnan fuerzas e ideas para llevar a cabo estas compilaciones visuales y sonoras. ROJO es una plataforma de difusión artística
    multidisciplinar que se concreta en forma de revista, de web, en discos, exposiciones, eventos… alicia es una pequeña boutique creativa que sirve
    ideas al entorno publicitario y artístico.

    El cocktail está servido. El visionado del DVD arranca en modo RANDOM-ALEATORIO y se abre la posibilidad de que el azar escoja una de las 120 posibles combinaciones entre temas musicales y videos, creando la sensación de que hay piezas nuevas y nuevas canciones en el contenido del álbum en cada visionado.

    Esta sensación de novedad constante es debida a que nuestra percepción une las imagenes y los sonidos en nuestra memoria. Somos capaces, por naturaleza, de “cuadrar” mentalmente audio y video de modo que percibimos cada una de las 120 combinaciones posibles cómo unicas y específicas.

    ROJO .esee. es eso… sensaciones novedosas en paisajes sonoros aleatorios.

    ROJO.esee. es un salvapantallas que se descarga en tu comedor. Imágenes y músicas en Hi-FI. Una alternativa a la programación televisiva.


  • Multicast on Sleeping Pills 35mm Film Soundtrack

    Sleeping Pills filmThis is a great film about an issue (dare I say problem!) that is happening to us in Rural Colorado. Sprawl. We call it a suburban fungus. Kinotonik Pictures has brought you the Obliq Optik at Multicast and Crix Madine live performances. Submissions were from all of the Obliq Crew including prior released tracks, new unreleased tracks, and various outtakes and tracks constructed to fit their scenes. Please visit the Sleeping Pills movie site referenced above for up and coming showings of this movie!

    Please support independent artists!

    Official Selection, 2003 Cairo International Film Festival


  • Crix Madine on A:D:A:P:T Soundings1

    A:D:A:P:T Soundings 1This compilation caps off the year in which Trace Reddell curated the visualsoundings series of live electronic audio performances for MCA|D. The disc covers four seasons of audio/visual events thematically networked into the museum’s exhibits, including a tribute to Pop Art (sonicPOP) and an examination of architectural decay in new urban environments (music for ruins). The compilation showcases a diverse range of sonic material, from glitchy micro-textures and ambient techno to electrofunk, britpop, and choral ensemble work. All tracks were newly produced for this disc, including an exclusive live recording from Crix Madine’s performance at the museum.

    View Discogs Crix Madine – Expedition To The Barrier Peaks (Live)

  • Multicast’s Japanese Debut – Shaman Efforts

    Shaman Efforts

    while i’ve only just recently dropped this new and upcoming compilation in the cd-tray, i feel the need to mention this release as many of the artists featured on it have been actively involved in the idm-scene for quite a while. abstract electronics are brushed up against peculiar electro-elements, minimal beats, subtle rhythms with a focus on the experiments in sound-construction & de-construction that these artists do best.
    –pietro (digital::nimbus)

    Play View Discogs Multicast – Ballerica (edit)

  • Multicast, Freq Modif & Ted Sturgeon – Performing Art “Between Mythos”

    Between MythosWe did the production of the soundtrack for this performance art piece, including submission of tracks from Multicast, Ted Sturgeon, and Freq Modif.
     

  • Multicast remixed on American Breakbeat 2

    American Breakbeat RebuiltThe Rebuilt-project: musicians from 33 countries remixed the tracks of American Breakbeat. In comparison, American Breakbeat Rebuilt is much more pop, but Klangkrieg would not be Klangkrieg, if we have not recruited musical border crossers for such a mammoth project… at the end listeners will experience a kind of ‘re-hearing’ with many old acquaintances and some surprising new discoveries. Already when we have worked on American Breakbeat, we could not find anything ‘typically American’. Referring to Rebuilt, it´s very obvious, that finally no stereotype grasps anymore. Electronic music thus proves to be an international code escaping all categories. But — really — who of us needs categories? Although American Breakbeat – Rebuilt is kind of conceptional, it first of all promises an unique pleasure for your ears. The two CDs remain floating, while the connection is made between clicks & cuts via really nice electric pop to break core and noisy drones.” Remixes by: ES, Borko, Leafcutter John, Ultra Milkmaids, Pastacas, Xploding Plastix, Donnacha Costello, Random Logic, Andreas Tilliander, Belgradeyard Sound System, Ambidextrous, Sonic Dragolgo, Slepcy, Miraq, Chris Wood, Ford Proco, Desertstorm Breakcore Squad, Goem, Rosy Parlane, Fibla, Pimmon, Intricate, Kubik, Epy, Somatic Responses, Com.a, Noize Creator, Panacea, Andrea Benedetti, Mambotur, Ruzina Frankulin, Ammo, Insumsion, Vultures. The original artists being remixed include Kid 606, Matmos, Cex, Electric Company, Marumari, many others.

    View Discogs Multicast – Sympathen – Andrea Benedetti Remix

  • Obliq Recordings – 4213 [OBQ-09]

    Obliq Recordings 4213 CDMore than the sum of individual the parts, Multicast presents expansive new views from the sidelines, featuring stellar new tracks from Crix Madine, Ted Sturgeon, Freq Modif and the Multicast mothership. Four limited colored vinyl slabs of Obliq are being released in the 7 inch 33 1/3 series with unique inserts and tasty sci-fi packaging. The CD release will contain tracks from the vinyl release with three exclusive new ones and the impressive video for “Hall of the Inverted Mushrooms”.

    Obliq Recordings 4213 Vinyl Box SetReleased in 2002 in both compact disc format and limited edition vinyl box set.  300 CDs were available and 88 4x 7″ colored vinyl Box Sets with hand crafted artwork were available.

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  • Freq Modif – Larkspur [OBQ-07]

    Freq Modif - LarkspurObliq residents, Freq Modif present their debut release here with warm and fuzzy de-tuned oscillators that hail in a warmer and brighter season. “Larkspur” is a homage to the all-encompassing deep blue Colorado skies and the fresh smell of passing afternoon rain glittering on the wildflowers of the Larkspur meadows. Pure analog sequencing and triggering at its best harkening back to the synthesizer masters of the 1970′s but with the bounce of the kick drum and the sparkle of hi-hats of the 808. Truly a gem of an electronic piece.

    The b-side “Interstates” gives you a synthetic taste of a night drive along on the Colorado autobahn. Traveling back and forth between studios on the high-speed corridor of I-25 inspired this amazing new track of psychedelic ambience and pulsating dub. The fresh smell of rain evaporating on pavement is splashed by the roar of passing trucks and freighters along the journey. The sound of locusts great the passing cars. Both tracks recorded at the Larkspur Facility.

    Released in 2002 on 7″ red vinyl.  500 pressings with 88 reserved for the 4213 Box Set.

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    NOTE: HD download available on 4213 OBQ-09 release.


  • Multicast on No Space for Dogma Compilation

    No Space for DogmaSince the Kanzleramt sub-label K2O got reactivated in May 2001 one year of consistent work and many diverse releases brought the label a very positive international feedback. No Space For Dogma celebrates some of the best previous moments on k2o, some exclusive and unreleased tracks as well as some parts of the forthcoming albums by Monophace and Kareem, one track from the debut 12inch by Diego Hostettler´s project Echelon Network and Jake Mandell´s DVD release.” Artists also include: Lazyfish/Mewark, PSI Performer, Clubsessel, Multicast, Tenecke, Lazyfish, Dennis Desantis, Apathism, Shapes & Forms.

    Play View Discogs Multicast – Foehn

  • Multicast’s Berlin debut! Kanzleramt/K2o Records Album

    Multicast presents Further Obliq PerspectivesSince 1996, projects including Multicast, Ted Sturgeon and Freq Modif represented this perspective to the contemporary electronic ideology, but with a more psychedelic and improvisational twist. From tracks constructed with the basics of noise and rhythmic sequences to full on melodic washes, Obliq artists sculpt aural images aimed not at the dance floor but the armchair. These artists employ methodologies of sequencing not too familiar with modern technology, but rather more traditional and improvisational in approach. Multicast, for example, creates most of their tracks from live, late night sessions. Guitars, electric mandolins, kalimbas, modular synthesizers, analog sequencers & effects and digital synthesizers are all part of the Obliq arsenal located at the Larkspur, Wallsteet and Erie facilities. Think of Multicast as an ever-evolving music project. A revolving door of ideas. A meeting of the minds from various individuals involved with the other projects within Obliq. It’s the flagship and corner stone project and even further an ideal representation of the Obliq record label as a whole. If you listen closely to the Multicast material, you will notice a sort of mesh of musical influences and backgrounds from all individuals involved yet close attention is paid in how the various parts are combined. The physical landscape of rural Colorado surrounding members of Multicast play a big part in the environmental influences in the music itself. These are wide-open spaces with room enough for ideas to flourish away from the confines and distractions of an urban environment. This isn’t to say that Multicast lives in a music vacuum or an environment void of art and music culture. Rather, the geographic location gives the project an opportunity to observe the world of electronic music from the outside in and not consumed by a metropolitan music clique. Therefore, members of Multicast rely on each other to be energized and inspired to create and follow through with ideas and bring them into being. A lot of the popular software-based music making tools — the ones dominant in modern day electronic music — are put aside which allow Multicast to focus on improvisational and organic composition. All members of Multicast are DJs, but styles may be surprising as compared to their musical output.

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  • Crix Madine – Yori [OBQ-04]

    Crix Madine - YoriObliq newcomer Crix Madine blasts in from the north with this solid debut release. “Yori” is a poly-rhythmic sound experience where the percussion slips and slides along over dreamy and static-driven melody lines. Half-way thru the listener will find himself/herself engulfed in an “analogue bubblebath” of sublime synth lines and the metallic thunder of disjointed beats.
    On the b-side, “Alpine Refuge” may invoke the imagination of overlooking deep alpine valleys and a vista of snow-capped peaks can be seen through the trees. It’s a seamless meld of organic electro-beauty, combining an almost left-field hip-hop aesthetic with melodic and crystalline bass-pads. The track is majestic in nature and leaves the listener with optimism. This seven inch release is not to be missed.

    Released in early 2003 on yellow 7″ vinyl. 500 pressings with 88 included in the 4213 Box Set.

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  • Ted Sturgeon – Green Sequence [OBQ-06]

    Ted Sturgeon - Green SequenceTed’s motto: “Spirituality Through Technology…” The forces of good and evil cancel each other out and heave a sigh of relief that we’re all here to enjoy another day. Listening to the A-side’s “Green Sequence (Frost Mix)” one discovers there is always something new to explore, and here, Multicast’s science-aficionado Ted Sturgeon discovers just what happens when the sound of hip-hop and psychedelic ambience collide. A new genre of Gregorian Modernism ripples through our cortex, courtesy of the Frost Laboratory’s manipulation of the original track, recorded at Facility Minor.
    Too much science fiction as a kid said his high-school adviser, but look where it’s gotten him… “Echowurld” kicks off the B-side. The field recordings underlying this Matrix come from placing mics 30 feet apart on the Mimbres River in New Mexico one whispy moonlight night. The Mimbres Valley was once the home of a graphically advanced American Indian culture. In this track you can feel the spirits rising up from the dead to avenge their grave-plundering desecration by pot hunters. On nights like these, who needs a drum machine?

    The original version of “Green Sequence” finishes off the B-side. Here we find a track making guitars safe for electronic music again. Psychedelic-acid-electro-analog-blues, indeed! A homage to the psychedelic blues of fractured genius Peter Green AND the movie “Andromeda Strain”, all in one concise little construction! Begin the countdown… another genre bender that puts the Tedster spin on sequential indie-tronics.

    Released in 2002 on 7″ green vinyl.  500 produced, 88 of which were included in the 4213 Box Sets.

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  • Multicast – La Honda [OBQ-08]

    Multicast - La HondaThe A-side presents “La Honda (Live at SinFest 2000)”, showing Multicast’s improvisational prowess as taken from their NYC debut at the SiN Festival 2000. The interplay of three distinct voices interlocked with beautiful and shimmering melodies makes the run-of-the-mill electronic duo run and scatter for cover behind their lap-tops. Compare this track with the original studio recording found on last year’s “Rural Sessions” release and see for your selves.

    The B-side contains a remix by the other Obliq mad scientist Crix Madine of the original “La Honda” recording. This lo-fi bastard out of the Multicast camp shows an early incarnation of what would become a “Rural Sessions” staple. “Crix Madine’s Glik Glok Mix” sounds like the inner-workings of an analog clock ticking away, producing waves of electro-static like a Tesla coil. Here we have another genre-blender soon to be dubbed Psychedelic Electro-funk.

    Released in 2002 as part of the 4213 series.  500 blue 7″ vinyls released.  88 of these were available in the 4213 Box Set.

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  • Multicast on Berlin’s Further Electronics Compilation

    Further ElectronicsThe electrification of pop in the past 15 years has created such great genres like techno, house, electro, drum & bass, trip hop and uncountable subkinds. For all those who are into experiencing the borders of these electronic styles, the further technical development made it possible to put their ideas into practice. But far away from media hypes and mainstream a small and independent branch of electronically produced music developed since the early 90ies. Intelligent techno, nu ambient and electronica are only some of the names that have been invented in order to describe this music coming from traditions like post rock or acts like Autechre or Mouse On Mars. Further Electronics tries to give a deep insight into the research labs of some of these meticulously working producers, deriving from todays pop, post-rock and electronic music scene. Amongst established labels such as the British Rephlex represented here by Global Goon, or Leaf (from the UK as well) with a track by Manitoba, there are also less known artists and labels to discover on Further Electronics. Morr Music, for example, features Herrmann & Kleine, and City Centre Offices, from Berlin as well, is represented by Static, coming up with vocals by To Rococo Rot singer Ronald Lippok. Plug Research sends some warm Californian sunbeams with their renown label act Dntel. But there’s more fuel to add into the glowing, crackling fire. WMF Records send Nikakoi from the Georgian Republic, Kanzleramt-sublabel K2O comes up with Multicast from Colorado/U.S.A. and Calla (appearing on Belgian label Quatermass) get remixed by Metrotech (Ex-Bowery Electric) from New York and the British Metamatics (Hydrogen Dukebox) as well as Penfold Plum (Wichita) meet with people like Burnt Friedman or German act Ming from Doxa. As a result, we get a melancholic, emotional and great ensemble of electronic music with pop structures — or should one call it pop music with electronics?

    View Discogs Multcast – mRouter

  • Multicast on Berlin’s Klang Krieg Compilation

    American BreakbeatLots of things have happened since we came up with the idea to make something about the ‘Americans’ just one year ago. By this time some of the artists have become rather popular. Kid 606 is releasing records on many labels all over the world these days. Phthalocyanine will do some stuff on Mike Paradinas’ label Planet µ. Matmos is working with Bjork, and Kit Clayton and Jake Mandell are now part of the family as well. So more and more, this compilation has become an interlude, a look at all the different developments in a country where musicians sometimes have nothing in common with their brothers here on the old continent. Some of them, like Casey Collier (a.k.a. Buug — he’s done about ten CDRs full of music, everything worth being released), are living in small towns far from the rest of the world- – just doing their music every day. Some, like Casey Rice (a.k.a. Designer — who’s normally mixing post-rock bands like Tortoise), are well known in the indie scene. And then there’s guys like Lesser, who used to play in a Metallica cover band. There is no typical similarity between all these artists, nor is there a typical American style to their music. It’s quite a long way from tracks like Alejandro and Underwood’s Aphex Twin remix (they’re erasing an Aphex track), to the nice pop of Lowfish. Find out what we mean when we talk about different attitudes. Artists include: Kit Clayton, Fingernail, Multicast, Electric Company, Matmos, Lesser, Electric Birds, Blink Blink, Marumari, Blitter, Kid 606, Buug, Phthalocyanine, Alejandra and Underwood, Designer, Sutekh, David Kristian, Lowfish, Slicker, Lexanculpt, Jake Mandell, Cathars, Hrvatski, Timeblind, Datach’i, Cex, Solenoid, Halo Vessel, Rook Vallade.

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  • Multicast – Rural Sessions [OBQ-05]

    Multicast - Rural SessionsFrom the rural outposts of Colorado return Obliq Recording artists’ Multicast with a long awaited new release-this time a full-length endeavor. The Multicast boys have been in the studio for almost a year now recording “Rural Sessions” and the word around the Obliq office is it was well worth the wait. This is a 74-minute excursion into expansive soundscapes, head-nodding rhythms, counter melodies and spot-on improvisational electronics. “Rural Sessions” takes a rather refreshing approach to leftfield electronic music, doing away with glitch based DSP programming and falls more into territories of improvisation and session based recording, incorporating DIY analog sound sources with digital synthesis. This should surely please listeners familiar with sounds close encounters of the musical variety like contemporary electronic artists and labels such as Suction, L’uisine, Eno, Nonplace Urban Fields (or Bernt Friedmann), Tortoise, and City-Centre-Offices; but Multicast ups the ante bringing melody back to the fore like a modern Global Communication in the wrestling-ring smacking down Boards of Canada.

    These are album-centric tracks and much in league of previous Multicast EP’s. “Phosphene” kicks off the album with full-on epic strings and a spectrum of synthesized noises akin to the crackling of a Geiger counter. “Mr. Hz (Takes a Jazz Break)” is an improvisational piece containing atmospheric guitar work sparked by sci-fi beats that transition into a dark and dubby bass excursion. Originally appearing on the debut Obliq Recordings compilation, “Tropicalda” returns re-mixed and mastered with vibrant and warm existential ambience. Ballerica completes the puzzle with the missing corner pieces from your brothers record collection, by answering the question “What do surf-music, Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream have in common besides driving on the Autobahn?” The track “La Honda” employs chromatic and disjointed beats that sound like wet jolts of electricity amplified through the lead pipes of the kitchen sink with beautiful shimmering guitar. “Way Station” explores imaginary airport terminal-like spaces with a backdrop of serene ambience and non-discernable intercom simulations. “Calisto (Solar Sailor)”, originally appearing on last year’s ultra limited 8 inch floppy disk release, is now properly included here in context of complete works from Multicast. Exclusive to the CD only and never before released, the original 24-minute version of “Laura” finishes off this album, which will undoubtedly please Multicast listeners. The 2xLP version contains a different, never before released atmospheric reprise of “Laura” not contained on the CD.

    Full color packaging is presented in both formats. The first 500 vinyl pressings come in translucent smoked amber and smoked green. Second edition was 1,000 150 gram double vinyl. 1,000 CDs were gatefold. Released in 2001.

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  • Multicast Remix – PSI Performer (Anthony Rother)

    PlayFirst of 2 CDs of remixes. “PSI Performer is Anthony Rother’s alter ego for experimental electronics, gets back to his roots on K2o records. About 30 remixers coming from different fields of electronic music rebuilt the PSI Performer original album in their very own ways. On five 12″ parts and two separate CD´s you can find some of the best and most innovative artists in electronic music. CD 1 includes the 14 best mixes of the first three remix EP´s + one CD exclusive mix by Calla. The line-up of this remix series sounds like a who is who in electronic music and is the perfect listening pleasure for all lovers of advanced electronics.” Remixes on this volume include: Multicast, Sender Berlin, Miss Dinky, Gimmik, Alexander Kowalski, Ovuca, John Tejada, Solvent, Calla, Wechsel Garland, Jake Mandell, Plod & Flowing (Thomas Fehlman).

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  • Multicast on Radio 1190′s Local Shakedown 1

    Radio 1190's Local Shakedown 1KVCU Radio 1190 AM was voted the Best Non-Commercial Radio Station in Colorado by Westword magazine for 1999. Members of Multicast have been heavily involved in the radio station in both the past and the present. This CD compilation is the best of the local Colorado bands, which Multicast has been represented.
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  • Multicast, Freq Modif & Ted Sturgeon on Noizy1

    Noizy1Dark twisted hifi electronic noise for those special moments! ICA brings you ‘NOIZY1′. This album will include some of the diverse talents from the Denver/Boulder region. See http://ica.dimensional.com/oto/noizy1.htm for more information. Freq Modif rework Multicast’s Sympathen with the ICAm your father mix! Ted Sturgeon blasts you with his GT-5.
    View Discogs Multicast – Sympathan (Freq Modif’s I CAn Your Father Mix)
      Ted Sturgeon – GT-5

  • Multicast, Freq Modif, Ted Sturgeon on Math

    MathDenver’s Institute of Contextual Arts release, this is the first of several releases of the local community. Math contains two version both with very nice packaging from the creative empire of John Noi. Contains Tropicalada shaken not stirred by Ted Sturgeon and a Mr. Hz outtake by Freq Modif.
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      Freq Modif – Mr Hz (outtake)

  • Multicast – Sympathen [OBQ-03]

    Multicast - SympathenMulticast was informed that Thaddi Hermann had placed a review of their EP1 in the German magazine De-Bug. Trying desperately to translate the German review into English, Multicast piped the text through a natural language converter on the web. Although not fully translated, the review got Mutlicast motivated to write a track. Multicast took this pseudo-translated review and fed it to a text-to-speech converter on the web. With additional vocoder-ization and added hydraulic beats, Sympathen was born. A side note, Multicast still has no clue what “Sympathen” translates to in English! The flip side is a melodic disjunct beat groove that is best described as only Calisto (Solar Sailor). The 7″ release comes in unique packaging within an 8″ floppy diskette.

    Released in 2000 in limited edition 8″ Retro Floppy Diskette packaging.  Hand numbered to 400 7″ vinyl records.

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  • Multicast on Cadaract Beats

    Cadaract BeatsThe long awaited compilation from Pitchcadet and aii Records. Featuring tracks from : V/VM (exclusive), Funkstorung (from “breakart” ep), Michael Fakesch (from “marion” cd), Datathief (from yunx/datathief split 12″), Multicast (exclusive), M-Tec (exclusive), Accelera Deck (exclusive), Yunx (from pitchcadet cdr), WoodenSpoon (exclusive), Max Tundra (exclusive), & Commercial (exclusive).

    Play View Discogs Multicast – Foehn

  • Multicast – EP1 and EP2 Plus

    This was a promo that was released in 1999 to promote Multicast’s first EP and the Iron Feather Journal #17 EP.  By popular demand we have added this release for listening and download.  Enjoy the bonus tracks not on the original EPs!

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  • Multicast – Iron Feather Journal #17 [OBQ-02]

    Multicast - Iron Feather Journal #17In a collaboration between Iron Feather Journal and Obliq Recordings this joint release is a 3 track Multicast EP and 40+ page Journal. The journal is packed pull of music information including exclusive interviews with Obliq Recordings, Atom Heart, Robert Anton Wilson, plus others! Interesting articles including the Hacking for Y2K guide, fiction from Mandrake Press, DIY Lawnmover Generator and many more. The Multicast EP includes an exclusive remix of Equivii by m-tec of Pitchcadet Records.

    Released in 1999, 1,000 10″ records with Iron Feather Journal #17 magazine included.  Limited number on gray vinyl. 

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  • Multicast Debug EP [OBQ-01]

    Multicast EPFeatures 4 tracks including an exclusive remix from Amber Industries International Records artist Accelera Deck. Covers were hand numbered and silk-screened on various colored paper stock. Also released was a video to Hall of the Inverted Mushrooms.

    Released in 1998 in a hand silk screened limited edition run of 500 12″.

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  • Multicast & Freq Modif on Choonz & Warez

    Iron Feather Journal - Choonz & WarezThe Iron Feather Journal’s 16th issue was a double CD-R multimedia set chock-full-o’ warez, codez, nfoz, choonz, etc. Obliq Recordings was represented by Multicast’s Hall of the Inverted Mushrooms and Freq Modif’s Polymer Girl (Freq Modif 2). For more information or for ordering information contact Global Goodies. Here is their blurb:
    36 Tracks and 230 megs of phun! featuring: The Black Dog, Charles Uzzell Edwards, pH10, Agent Babylon, Aba Structure, The Vandal, 69Valentine, TerboTed, Prince Charming, D.M.S.O., Deadly Buda, Devslashnull, Scat, Multicast, Spoon Wizard, Hell’s Half Acre, P.O.W. and more!! The CD-ROM portion contains hundreds of samples, drum loops, MIDI files, graphix and underground resources…
    Play Multicast – Hall of the Inverted Mushrooms
    Play Freq Modif 2 – Polymer Girl (Live)

  • Obliq Recordings Compilation [OBQ-00]

    Obliq Recordings Compilation“Experimental ambient electro.” Compilation of Obliq Recordings artists with guests from Radiovalve.com and Application Specific Records. The CDs were individually numbered with hand silk screened, glow in the dark covers.

    Released in 1998.  Limited Edition 500 Hand Crafted CDs. 

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  • Multicast soundtrack in Persistence of Division

    Persistence of Division is a visceral, experimental noir film exploring the emotional landscape of broken love.  Kinotonik 16 mm feature length film.


  • Multicast – Wired Spaces [OBQ-13]

    Multicast - Wired SpacesThis original Multicast demo from 1995-6 was issued in three iterations (with different tracks spanning the releases) all of which tracks are included in this web-only release. Some of these tracks were released on other future releases; but some have been locked in the archive and are only now again seeing daylight!

    There have been a lot of requests from our fans to re-release this album and we never wanted to do it with a physical release; but it seems appropriate to release this digitally.

    To our fans…Thanks for all your support over the years!  Originally 50 CDr copies made.

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  • Multicast soundtrack in Kinotonik’s Mallsoleum

    Kinotonik's MallsoleumThis is a short black and white film that features actor Dave Creadeau of the band Society.Burning and music of the band Redonjon. The music throught the film is full of dense atmosphere that haunts you as you follow Dave through the abandoned mall. As the film goes on the music becomes more and more rythmic, which is diametrically opposed to the environment that Dave explores. The whole atmosphere is haunting and dark. It seems to explore the fall of society through its creation of buildings. The use of dismal space aid in the environments’ potrayal. Altogether this is an innovative look at a subject that is very cliche. As this is limited in copies, many of you might not view this, and that is disappointing. This is worth checking out for its take on the fall of mankind through commercialization and the haunting soundtrack that accentuates the mood perfectly.
    — CULTURE SHOCK magazine, transmission 01.97