• Obliq artists submit tracks for Namlook Tribute

    Carpe Sonum RecordsFor those into contemporary electronic music you may have heard of the Fax +49-69/450464 label (and many sublabels) out of Germany, run by Pete Namlook. In the mid-90s I remember while working at the record store getting in new disks WEEKLY, yes weekly, and we’d sell many copies to faithful fans and electronic music connoisseurs alike! The music is great and the label was strong!

    The music was mostly in the “Ambient” style but there were many great releases that were dancefloor oriented, trance and experimental. What drew me to the Fax label, aside from the great music, was Pete Namlook’s analog synth collection and also all the old-school artists that he introduced to the contemporary scene by doing collaboration releases such as Klaus Schulze’s Dark Side of the Moog series, etc.

    Unfortunately Pete Namlook passed away recently and his world distributor, Ear/Rational Music out of Colorado, decided to put together a tribute release on the new label Carpe Sonum inspired by and dedicated to Namlook. The tribute release will be a mega-box set including tracks from existing alumni of the Fax label and also with fan tracks. The vinyl set is going to be killer! The fan track’s inclusion on the 3 CDs is chosen completely by fan vote!

    Our bands have several tracks submitted for the release and would love for you to vote for us. The track names and artists have been scrambled to focus the voters on the music rather than a popularity contest; and I can’t publically post our tracks here, but if you contact me I’ll forward the ones to be sure to vote “Love It!” on. :)

    Here are the rules of the Namlook Tribute. Here are the tracks to listen to and vote on.

    Hopefully we make the cut!!!   Thanks for your vote!

    UPDATE:  We went through every track, here were our personal favorites:

    • esbrakoi, irblotso, jinnubot, plemmith
    • archibrot, bijorsti, demyalip, graklopy, gozbilto, graklopy

    Fax +49-69/450464


  • Fever Dream – Ted Sturgeon video

    Check out this great video with soundtrack by Ted Sturgeon and Nathan Wheeler.

    Fever Dream from Citizen K on Vimeo.


  • 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


  • Obliq Crew on KGNU’s Electronic Air 3-12-2005

    Multicast/Obliq Recordings had a nice two hour showcase on KGNU.ORG’s Electronic Air. Hosted by Budda Bomb, Multicast played much of their new BCH album and also featured tracks from other projects and exclusive live and unreleased materials straight from the vault. Also included are interviews of band members.

    Play 1st Hour Electronic Air – 3/12/2005 – Hour #1
    Play 2nd Hour Electronic Air – 3/12/2005 – Hour #2

  • 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.
     

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


  • 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.
    Play View Discogs Ted Sturgeon – Tropicalada
      Freq Modif – Mr Hz (outtake)