10 Years

| date: 24 May 2008

Shitcluster started 10 years ago, and thus it is a good time to re-release the old cassettes onto a double CD.

download cd 1 shitcluster – a new face in helll (69.79 Mb)
download cd 2 shitcluster – the devil is in the detail (87.20 Mb)

more info here

SVP

| date: 30 May 2004

Shitcluster Videoclip project.
Album release party and video presentation at Vliegtoren, Ypenburg (NL)

date: 30.05.2004

svp1 flyer

“Shitcluster Feest omtrent de uitgave van de nieuwe Shitcluster elpee, tevens de afsluiting van het Shitcluster Video Clip Project: 5 videoclips door Natasja van Kampen, Pierre Sondeijker, Brechje van der Marel, Ton Schuttelaar, Wendy Murray en Arianne Olthaar & Marjolijn van der Meij. Optredens van Harry Merry en Jason Mangle”

Party impressions:

video cd:

Clip 1/7 by Natasja van Kampen:

Clip 2/7 by Charlie Watkins:

Clip 3/7 by Brechje van der Marel:

Clip 4/7 by Wendy Murray:

Clip 5/7 by Ton Schuttelaar:

Clip 6/7 by Arianne Olthaar, Marjolijn van der Meij:

Clip 7/7: Closing credits:

 

The album (without video CD) can be found on music.loslaten.tk:

Shitcluster Island

| date: 23 August 2003

noisecape

Musical performance by Shitcluster on a desert island in the harbour of Scheveningen, Den Haag (NL)


The Noisecape festival:

noisecape flyer

There’s a soundtrack CD.

It contains a selection of  popular songs devoted to the sea, loneliness, death, etc, (*beegees) remastered in v/vm(TM) style, to explore cultural and personal perspectives and meaning – the world is currently up side down! Theme of the week: islands in the stream, is that what we are

It Sucks

| date: 22 April 2000

A 10 inch mini album made for Martijn Tellinga / Stichting Mixer: “Please no dancefloor material, but personal secrets”. Digging 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.

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 …

Elmnterre

| date: 14 March 1998

Playing live as Nimoy instead (not Unit Moebius, because the band had officially ceased to exist). Selling unlabeled audio cassettes at techno parties was a  common thing to do in the nineties. I had bought an ancient cassette copy machine to be able to deliver on demand. It took 3 minutes to complete a C60 copy, both sides at once. Ferro tapes survived the copy process more often, but sounded like mud through fog. Exactly enough tapes were sold to make up for train fares, beers and the price of the tape machine.

title: kets
who: vork (roland and jan)
what: gig rehearsal
where: at home
comments: it’s getting better on side B

download vork – kets mp3  (152.95 Mb)
(reupload to Bandcamp)

Inlay (fax copy):

 

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