Maria

| date: 23 February 2018

Funky Sobrietas is the slick love child by Leuk en Ko’s Jan Duivenvoorden and Richard Van Den Bogaert. Intended to be a poppy German Italo duo for a wedding act amidst the squatting scene of The Hague, the music they produced was of more value than just an one-off. From a shoebox stacked with dodgy recordings two tracks were selected that offer you the full Funky Sobrietas spectrum. ‘Maria’ is the anthem for the one you would die for, with unpretentious vocals and echoes but catchy synths nonetheless. ‘Sunny’ is six glasses of champagne later when the wedding is on it’s flipside, with a nifty dry bassline and quirky synths. Comes in opaque white vinyl and (again) beautiful riso printed artwork, pressed in limited amount (123) for all the die-hards out there.

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Funky Sobrietas – Maria | Rubber005

A1 Maria
B1 Sunny

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Funky Sobrietas is the slick love child by Leuk en Ko’s Jan Duivenvoorden and Richard Van Den Bogaert. Intended to be a poppy German Italo duo for a wedding act amidst the squatting scene of The Hague, the music they produced was of more value than just an one-off. From a shoebox stacked with dodgy recordings two tracks were selected that offer you the full Funky Sobrietas spectrum. ‘Maria’ is the anthem for the one you would die for, with unpretentious vocals and echoes but catchy synths nonetheless. ‘Sunny’ is six glasses of champagne later when the wedding is on it’s flipside, with a nifty dry bassline and quirky synths. Comes in opaque white vinyl and (again) beautiful riso printed artwork, pressed in limited amount (123) for all the die-hards out there.

 

Meat Thief II

| date: 28 July 2016

“The gruelling chug of A1 is led by hollow, bouncy drums and subtle complaints like coming from Sid Vicious’s taped mouth, followed by asphyxial feel of A2.

The B-side opens with rubbery stabs and eerie clonks that are guided by rotating turbines like engineered by Vainio Väisänen Vega and giving the sensations of hellish, sole-burning treadmill while the B2 is about dissonant funk from the abstracter side.

Ever since their first release on Bunker, Shitcluster has been a favourite orchestra of mine and in their Panzerkreuz debut, they target non-conservative dancefloor with their darkest sound so far, without any tongue-in-cheek feel of pioneer times”.

terminal313.net/2016/07/shitcluster-meat-thief-panzerkreuz-1027-2016.html

Best Dutch group EVER

| date: 4 May 2016

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From Subbacultcha winter 2015 – page 15

CHAN’s 04 Review

| date: 28 January 2014

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Chan’s imprint from the Netherlands has been closely affiliated with the Unit Moebius Anonymous over the past few years, opting for newcomer Perfect Defect this time. In all honesty, this could well be another one of Guy Tavares’ aliases or someone else akin to the clan. In any case, this one-sided monster is as gnarly, odd and thrilling as any one of the Bunker Records – minus a kick drum! It’s gurgling, percolated synth squeals glide and wrestle each other into the ether, causing one heck of a stir before being swallowed whole and spat back out in the form of a track. TIP!

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SD23 Review

| date: 10 January 2013

After being embarrassingly late on picking up on Unit Moebius, we’re making up for lost time through addiction to their output. The Dutch collective are not only credited as the godfather’s of Hague’s industrial scene but are also described as “Europe’s only true answer to Underground Resistance” – a heavy likening to carry but definitely an apt one. Having been around as Unit Moebius since 1994, when their original recordings were done through a broken cassette recorder, they’ve twisted and pounded techno in every direction since their inception. Most importantly they always seem to bang hard but keep the line and approach unique. Not a lot of acts can turn tracks in unexpected directions the way they do.

In 2007 Unit Moebius Anonymous (also spelled Unit Moebius Annonymus) was birthed as the solo project of UM member Jan Duivenvoorden. The last two plates under this guise have been mind-bendingly good. Perambulator One came to us on Chan’s, and was five tracks on a single plate that varied between pure hecticness to beatless stretched out techno. Dropping as one of the first records of 2012, it’s since become an essential play out plate, perfect for a busy techno set or leftfield electronics but also sounding like nothing else you’re likely to play. Twisted and dark, with no previous knowledge of what to expect, it’s going to be up there with one of our essentials for the year.

A month or so back we were given a follow-up, somewhat more structured and at a more consistent pace, SD23 (just the catalogue number, everything else about it is untitled) is designed more in the play out vein, but again sounds totally different to the rest of the set. Consisting of four tracks cut on two plates there’s never a rush for an idea to finish, or even a reluctance to stop it before it morphs in to the next idea. What could have been the basis for two or three tracks blend together to make the complex elements of one. There’s some incredible creativity within the constraints of floor-orientated techno, no idea where the foresight for the tracks would’ve come from.

Released on SD Records, the mini-LP is still kicking around some stores, and highly recommended picking up on wax as it is noticeably a quality cut. For those digi-inclined you can pick up the whole release for about 4 quid via the SD Records bandcamp page, streamed from and linked below.

Big ups all involved, hopefully the live show will be traveling soon.

copied from awkwardmovements.com

Doop Review

| date: 11 April 2008

SH*TCLUSTER – Doop
SD
12″ // £7.49
TECHNO
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)

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

Great Album Review

| date: 5 December 2006

A lovely Unit Moebius music review

Dodorama

| date: 3 June 1999

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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.

 

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