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22nd August 2007
squidb0i @ : Last Midwest show for a long long time...
Friday : August 24
Eternal Productions presents EUPHONY, featuring:
[Columbia, WI] The anti-music twilight zone experience. Expect nothing. Leave with something.
[Madison, WI - Crunchpod Records]http://www.myspace.com/endif
[Madison, WI] Rinsin' the dubstep plates for all y'all bass addicts. Wait for it...
[Madison, WI] One hour DJ set of the smooth groove minimal techy likes to get the night started.
Doors at 9PM, 21+ ID required.
NO COVER for any Euphony cardholders (plus one guest), $5 otherwise.
$1.50 SELECT PINTS and $1.50 RAIL MIXERS until 10PM.http://clubinferno.com/cal.php?op=detail&id=1329
7th November 2006
squidb0i @ : Two Reviews
Thanks Ben for pointing these out. =]
Black Harvest E-Zinehttp://www.blackharvestzine.com/bhhome.htm
"ENDIF: Meta CD Crunch Pod
Crunchpod are releasing some fine releases lately and Endif is certainly a thing of quality, clarity and different. Meta is a very precise album, worked from the lighter and more experimental end of the scene to great effect, reminding me, rhythmically, of early Exclipsect, this release is full of rhythm comprised of many different elements conjoined with some desolate ambient glue sticking the tracks together and plodding away with, again, precise and slightly effected kicks. As Meta progresses the tracks also progress in both complexity and simplicity, from experimental laid back ambient numbers to more upbeat dancefloor tracks with the brief addition of vocals here and there, synth and basslines all help to build Endif's mechanically clinical sound, don't get me wrong, most of the tracks showcased here are dancefloor friendly and aimed at various stages of the evening as the tracks roll on so does the intensity, occasionally breaking down and then hitting home again, the inclusion of a pure proto industrial track 'blotter' makes Endif stand out, there is a lot of diversity of pace and experimentation in the sound and I for one cannot wait to hear some more of Endif. Great production, nice artwork and eases the listener in, and out of each track nicely. Great work 8.5/10 MATT. "
"ENDIF Vs CAUSTIC: Meld CDR ep Thirdwave Collective
Self released CDR split from US scenesters EndIF and Caustic, a healthy 12 tracks in length, 4 from each artist and 2 remixes of each other and a bonus 2 remixes of both artists by CtrlShft. This is a bright and colourful sounding releases EndIf sounding like an interesting blend of almost Combichrist's self coined 'TBM' with a twang of Skinny Puppy and a dash of IDM. This is heavy industrial with vocals, its not particularly unique but is competent 'Totenplatz' and 'Ashes' were the stand out track for me. Nicely produced although a little too loud in places, heavy kicks, bleepy synths, interesting rhythms borrowed from some of the more IDM style acts, not a bad start. Caustic next in with more straight forward 4 to the floor dance beats taking us to the next level, these 2 artists compliment each other quite nicely and the selection and progression of tracks is pretty good. Caustic showing some real promise on the first of his share of tracks, hardly surprising as this is the endif mix and good it is too, hard beats, minimal ambient and obscure soundscapes and electronic yet industrial percussion. Caustic is predominantly dance-floor, with some intelligent well thought out percussion and samples, this is pretty derivative stuff but its competent and fun dance-floor beatage. Stand out track was 'Concussive', worth keeping an eye on Caustic and EndIf as they could become the US answer to acts like Xotox and Combichrist. CtrlShft ws an interesting listen, very breakbeat/ambient with a very mainstream, leftfield stance pretty good remixes and also works in the grand scheme of the CD. The artists seem to gel and complement each other which is a good thing. The highlight of the split, I have to say, was the last track which is CtrlShft remix of Caustics 'mmm papscraper I love you'. Better production and attention to some of the finer points and they are all onto a winner. Good stuff lads keep up the good work. 7/10 MATT. "
26th September 2006
squidb0i @ : All up in Distorted Circuitry
Endif, C/A/T, W.A.S.T.E., Hazing Ritual and other Crunch Pod related material infects Rant Radio's long running and high traffic show Distorted Circuitry this week!
"You can hear the show on RantRadio Industrial (http://www.rantradio.com
Monday at 8pm EST, and Wednesday at 2pm EST. Seehttp://www.distortedcircuitry.com
for more details on how to listen.
You will hear:
Hazing Ritual, KiEw, Punch Inc, Terrorfakt, Bong-Ra (Cake Builder), Dino
Felipe, Detritus, Keef Baker, Famine, l'ombre, Stephen James Knight,
Saltillo, Flint Glass, Coreline, Belladonnakillz, Apoptygma Berzerk,
Stromkern, Terretron, Psyclon Nine, Mindless Self Indulgence (VNV
Nation), Snog (Anon + Cyrusrex), Urceus Exit (Klaxxon), Endif, C/A/T,
W.A.S.T.E., Rudra Vena.
Full playlist can be found here: http://www.razorgrrl.com/radio/dc060925.html
Enjoy the show!"
25th September 2006
squidb0i @ : Caustic live support - now with 300% more KMFDM and Combichrist!
I will be drumming and making horrible noises live for Caustic on two of the five dates that Caustic SOMEHOW managed to glom onto of the KMFDM/Combichrist US tour. (I suspect fellatio was involved..)
October 3 - House Of Blues - Chicago, IL - 18+ - with Caustic
October 4 - The Rave - Milwaukee, WI - ALL AGES - with Caustic
Also joining us up on stage will be Brian and Katja of the Gothsicles, so I'm gonna be SWIMMIN' IN ROCKSTARS and STEALIN' THEIR BEER! Hooah!
All 5 dates are all ages, except for Chicago which is 18+, so NO EXCUSES! http://www.kmfdm.net/tour/
See you there, jerky!
15th September 2006
squidb0i @ : TONIGHT - Drumming for Terrorfakt and Caustic in Chicago
Thats right, tonight I will be dishing out the crunch-boom-chack for both Caustic and Terrorfakt, with Tonikom holding it all together!
The show, put on by Kinetic, is at Spot 6 in Chicago, details here: http://kinetic-noise.livejournal.com/30111.htmlhttp://www.myspace.com/kinetic_noise
My arms are gonna be pissed, especially the hand-blisters, but between the gut rumbling analog *BOOOM* and the digital fuckery it'll be 37 kinds of stompalicious fun, so fuck all! Hope to see all of you Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison people there. =]
13th July 2006
squidb0i @ : w.a.s.t.e. - This is what we seek
is pleased to announce the signing and upcoming release of W.A.S.T.E.
, a Los Angeles-based powernoise duo. This is What we Seek
is the first official release from this talented duo, comprised of Shane Englefield and Theo Harper, and it features classic tracks from their previous demos and Mechanismz CD-R releases, as well as brand new tracks written specifically for this album. In a further addition, This is What we Seek
offers bonus remixes of classic W.A.S.T.E. tracks by artists such as, Manufactura
, among others. A limited edition of the release, including special packaging, W.A.S.T.E. stickers and pins, will be available for sale through the official Sistinas Music site at sistinas.com
. Also, expect a W.A.S.T.E. tour this fall/winter, featuring new and classic material at a club near you!
26th June 2006
squidb0i @ : Das Bunker Comp II - 'Fear of a Distorted Planet' in PreOrder NOW
Released in celebration of Das Bunker's tenth year anniversary, "Fear of a Distorted Planet" is a perfect mix of well known artists like Combichrist, Imperative Reaction, Soman, & Synapscape, up and coming acts like Captive of Society, Endif, Modulate, & NorthBorne, and local Los Angeles bands like W.A.S.T.E, The Operative, & Hazing Ritual.
All Tracks on "Fear" are exclusive to this compilation, and like the previous Das Bunker CDs, this disc is sure to find it's way into the record bags of almost every DJ around.
Free Das Bunker Dog Tags with pre-order (while supplies last).
1 Cyanide Regime - Rosarium
2 Captive of Society - Das Spiegelbild
3 Combichrist feat Klaus Lowitsch - Christus Commando
4 Soman - 80-20 (M.A.I.L. RMX)
5 NorthBorne - Abstinence
6 Modulate - Skullfuck (Beta mix)
7 Caustic - Rapidly Punching the Soft Spot
8 TH Industry - Das Verhoer
9 Noit Excev - The Fuhrer (Dawn of Ashes RMX)
10 Flak - Shadow Death
11 Garten Der Asche - Silent Flight (Analog Fabrik RMX)
12 Karstadt - Gehen Sie
13 Imperative Reaction - As We Fall (Bunker Mix)
14 MC1R - Liquidate
1 The Operative - Revivialist
2 POINT45 - Luger
3 W.A.S.T.E. - Mediaface (Vuxnut RMX)
4 Hazing Ritual - Punishment
5 Synapscape - Flame
6 Vuxnut - Public Resistance
7 Alter Der Ruine - Martyr
8 Endif - Crack Pipe
9 Mauri - Distorted Reality (Geistform RMX)
10 The Peoples Republic of Europe - Monopoly of Violence (Bunker Version)
11 Nin Kuji - No Way Out Again
12 Victo Ecret - Ostantnia Godzina
13 ESA (Electronic Substance Abuse) - Out
14 The [law-rah] Collective - Ne Busn
1st June 2006
squidb0i @ : SF Crunch-fest!
Sunday, June 11th
Doors @ 7PM
2183 Mission St @ 18th
DARK TEKNO presents
A Crunch Pod SHOWCASE, with
line-up order TBA
25th May 2006
squidb0i @ : Meta - poised for launch
I'm going ahead with the 11 songs I have had mastered, and dropping the other three until they are to my satisfaction.
I'm supposed to hear back from German any day now, and when I do, assuming I like everything, this release is ready to go to the duplicator.
So I guess this is the 15 minute warning before the nukes fall. =]