date: 13 April 2008

Verkeerstoren Ypenburg, back in the old days (notice the brick walls)

Doop Review

date: 11 April 2008

12″ // £7.49
Catalogue Number: SD11

Back in stock! Sh*tcluster first appeared on our radar with the queasily ketmine influenced ‘bitslutch’ ep for bunker records last year, an indefinable trip into lofi experimentation with a properly dark attitude with really caught my attention. A little further digging reveals that Sh*tcluster are a multimedia collective based in Den Haag with a sporadic catalogue of CDrs and 12″s released over the last 10 years. The ‘doop’ ep for the wicked Syncom data imprint shows another facet of their style, this time coming with a far more danceable brand of experimentation on the four ‘doop’ variations. The tracks on offer strut and stumble around a collection of rough cut samples pieced together with roughshod slow house tempo drum machine rhythms and a darkside experimental attitude, perfectly crafted for headphone mooches around the dirty brown streets of Den Haag, or so i’d imagine. To be completely honest i’ve never really heard anything quite like this before, the synths are detuned to head melting extremes, and layered over some of the queerest hypnotic rhythms in a totally unique fashion which challenges the listener to decide between standing, sitting or curling up into the foetal position for the best listening experience, personally i’d recommend the foetal position. Fans of Like-A-Tim, the Bunker label or just damn strange music need to check this without fail. Comes on brian melding purple vinyl and very highly recommended indeed….

(review from boomcat)

Vrijhaven (2)

date: 26 September 2007

“heee hallo vrienden van vrijhaven

Vrijhaven presents another black.neon science fiction dance.hall night
Shackleton <U.K. Skulldisco, dubstep>
Hellosinnation <R’dam, bassplayer plus>
Thye <D-H, breakcore>
obscuriosa <sati-satis-fy your soul with deep bass tunes>
geranium <energetic experience>
check https://www.vrijhaven.tk voor details
venue: huishoudschool, laan v meerdervoort 211 den haag”


date: 22 September 2007

Unit Moebius (Anonymous) & Shitcluster at The U-Niks Party in Eindhoven (NL).

pictures by: Leandra

Molyvos Deshaked

date: 8 September 2007

Me walking around at Molyvos harbour (Greece). I deliberately made a shaky video, because I planned to test the Deshaker plugin for virtualdub. Deshaker steals bits of surrounding frames to fill in the missing parts. It takes a while to get the settings right, but the end result is impressive. The camera seems to float, but the blurry artifacts prove it didn’t. Worth the rendering.

Download deshaker
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King Kong

date: 28 July 2007

Shitcluster  live music at King Kong Gallery, Den Haag (NL)

king kong

king kong scetch


Official video clip:

3×10 Single Project

date: 13 July 2007

This mini album is part of a 3 x 10 inch single package by Unit moebius anonymous, Shitcluster and Geranium.

The vinyl (lathe cut) pressing was done by Peter King Records in New Zealand, then shipped to the Netherlands, where we labeled the records manually. The three singles were then tightly wrapped in old fashioned wallpaper, and marked with a potato stamp.

Watch Peter King at work (youtube playlist):

Each set includes a DVD with video clips, made by local artists and friends from Den Haag. The video project’s code name was SVP2: a follow up to SVP (Shitcluster Videoclip Project). The rules of the project are: make a video clip, and use or abuse the soundtrack of your choice in any way you like.

Clip 2:

CLip 3:

Clip 5:

Most of the packages were sold out (non-profit), long before they arrived from overseas. The sound quality varied per record.

A release party was given in de illusie, former residence of Bunker Records and Radio Tonka, and the oldest squat in The Hague at the time (it was evicted and torn down earlier this year). Shitcluster, UMa and SWM played live, and 2 deejays made sure nobody stayed too long.

evil lurks

Evil lurks in DEN HAAG on Friday the 13th of July. Shitcluster, Unit Moebius and Geranium present their long awaited very limited edition handmade 3×10 inch single package on a semi private release party somewhere in DEN HAAG. There will be 3 seperate live performance + DJ. THe package comes with a Video CD which also contains mp3 versions of the singles. All videoclips will be shown BIG SCREEN. Become Shitlcuster’s FRIEND or Unit Moebius FRIEND to get invited personally ; – P


Mail from Pete Um

date: 9 July 2007

Been listening to that last record you sent me this morning and it’s fucking great. Classic ‘cluster!

Played that “things in music” tune on the radio the other week too.

Anyway, keep at it, cos it still sounds dark and groovy and totally



date: 17 February 2007

Geranium playing at Andergrond, Den Haag (NL)

Bitslutch Review

date: 7 January 2007

Shitclusters Bitslutch denk ik vaak aan, ik bewaar ’em dan steeds voor net iets later, als ware het een retekikke goed boek waar je niet te hard in wilt gaan omdat het dan te snel voorbij is, ik pak ’em er toch weer bij dieBitslutch, kijk er naar, naar het cheapass z/w kopietje wat voor een stuivâh uit het apparaat bij de C1000 is komen bibberen, een plaatje van drie vadsige grijze bollen met elk een x aantal oogballen erin, zwevend boven een y aantal silo’s, voor de silo’s het silhouet van volgens mij een oude autobus, en ik gok dan zo’n oude Ford-bus met nog ronde vormen. Toch draaien. En ja hoor, ik kir, koer en knor al ras wederom tevreden bij de dik-treurig elektronische smeer en stront van dit Haagse cluster, geluid en anti-geluid op één plaat, het protest en de voorliefde in één zwartgepleisterde serenade, kouwe relativerende pis uit een donker walmende dikke wolk, ja, ook Bitslutch zou, gezien vanuit specifieke criteria, zomaar de plaat van het jaar 2006 kunnen zijn.

from www.subjectivisten.org – review by Erik Hollanders


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