It Sucks

date: 22 April 2000

A 10 inch mini album for Stichting Mixer (Martijn Tellinga). Please no dancefloor material, but personal secrets. Searching through dusty shoeboxes with unlabeled cassettes and minidisks, selecting, cutting and arranging the bits and pieces to fit the time limits of a 10 inch record.

download IMP electronics for defence – it sucks [zipped mp3 album, phono recording] (27.47 MB)   link obsolete. reupload to bandcamp.

Stichting Mixer event in OT301, Amsterdam (NL) with IMP Electronics for Defence on rhythmbox, CD loops and guitar effect pedals.

– –  – still missing from this post: record label, sleeves, and pieces of paper – – –

the_hague.org

date: 3 March 2000

Cooking concert

date: 26 January 2000

The sounds of the food preparation were captured and amplified. Cooks and musicians were performing on the same stage. The audience was served a noisy meal in 8 courses. Audio sampling by Imp Electronics for Defence (Jan Duivenvoorden) and SWM (Ivo van der Kaay)

Supermarkt

date: 23 December 1999

“Everybody walks independently into a supermarket and places his little artwork in between the groceries.
The staff rapidly notices that something is going on. still, we had some hours of exitement and we definitely surprised some people.
The purpose of these actions is to enjoy making art for ourselves and others without commercial intentions.
at the same time it is a signal: why should everything occur within the applying rules when it concerns the creation of interesting and beautiful things.
According to me, everybody should be able to do likewise, as long as it doesn’t do any harm”

Brechje.

10 beelden in het Haagsche Bos

date: 23 October 1999


Secretly, very early in the morning, walking the paths of a city park in Den Haag. 10 people place their artworks in different areas of the park. Some works are removed almost immediately but others are left untouched for more than a week !

Kaaiman

date: 8 July 1999

Bunker night at Kaaiman in Antwerpen (BE) with Unit Moebius (disguised as Sponaneous Twin Drive), Sulphur Surfer & DJ Charlie (Shitcluster).

Dodorama

date: 3 June 1999

dodorama

dodo 1dodo 2

I remember a serious discussion about electronic dance music, and  everyone was sitting in chairs.  Shitcluster had to ask the audience to stand up, before they started their demonstration of electronic dance music. 
Salò Mentale also played that evening.

Meltdown

date: 3 April 1999

Light Speed Drivers, live in Limoges (04-04-1999)

This experimental music festival did not demand repetitive beats. Jan & Blaise’s improvised live set accidentally matched the veejay’s video backdrops: lots of whales and royalty free black and white vintage movies (probably Nosferatu). The audience was impressed, but it was honestly just a big coincidence. Synchronicity, or so they say.

The DAT recording was truncated to fit on a cassette.

flyer:

The Devil Is In The Detail

date: 23 November 1998

Closer to 1999, another cassette album was produced in a similar manner, and as a follow up to ‘A New Face In Hell’. “The Devil Is In The Detail” was marginally successful:  nobody said they hated it. This time the production methods had been more professional, hence less noise, but the overall satisfaction level did not increase accordingly. Somehow, Matt fom Scotland sincerely wished to put our music on vinyl, which he actually did, and sloburn001 was released in the year 2000. The track ‘Wheels Of Steel’  is an excerpt of our first live performance in The Hagues infamous loser bar ‘Cafe Koos’, where again nobody  complained out loud. Which is truely different from getting no attention at all.

devil

(cassette sleeve, print & fold)

A New Face In Hell

date: 23 July 1998

Early 1998 we felt the need to do something different. Attempting to break the golden tekno rules, we gathered some crappy equipment and began sampling tiny bits of Charlies old record collection. Substance abuse made it difficult to properly connect the wires, but we managed to record a couple of C60 ferro cassettes eventually.  Some months later we selected the better parts to compile our conceptual cassette album. The only  criterium was that it had to  sound good enough on the car stereo. Copies were sent to our former tekno heroes all over the world (anonymously, though). More copies were accidentally left behind at our friends places, and record shops.


printable sleeve (fold along the lines):

newface

people thought i was the sad guy on the left …

 
 

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