Wednesday, September 04, 2013

S13 (Secret Thirteen) - Electronic Explorations #281 (05-09-2013)

“We were born and raised in Panevezys, the city surrounded by the industrial sites, that were left abandoned after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. This is why we decided to present expressive records that had (from our subjective perspective) perceptible mood of confusion, obscurity, propaganda and harshness that dominated at that time. In this collage there are 35 mixed works and various additional sample cuts. Every move, even the most radical or extreme, in this mix has its own meaning”

Secret Thirteen is the interdisciplinary internet journal, presenting exclusive mixes and interviews by influential and original artists, musicians, label owners, record collectors as well as overviews of contemporary art works and various imprints. The journal specializes in Experimental, Drone, Ambient, Abstract, Techno, Contemporary music genres, but lately Secret Thirteen also have many guests from Goth Rock, Post-Punk, Minimal Wave, Industrial, IDM, World, Jazz scenes.

Number 13 symbolizes the death of the matter or of oneself and the birth of the spirit – it is the passage to a higher level of existence. In day-to-day life it is not easy to distance yourself from corporeality. Even more challenging is to find the way to fulfil the emotional needs and express inner feelings. Aldous Huxley once said: “After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music”. By analysing the depths of sounds ranging from academic composition to expressive electronic dance music, by suggesting deeper and more emotional understanding of art and presenting both famous and no-name artists, Secret Thirteen offers to accompany you in your journey in search of passage of a higher level of existence.

Understanding the development as the main vital force, Secret Thirteen always leaves space for unpredictability.

“We wanted not to avoid resonating pieces and selected more experimental records with a strong dynamic atmosphere. This audio collage indirectly reflects the gradually growing global militaristic tension, the search for supernatural signs in the modern society and diverse art movements ranging from Constructivism, Bauhaus to Dadaism, Suprematism. Also, publications of the honourable Lithuanian philosophers such as Algis Mickūnas, Arvydas Šliogeris, Leonidas Donskis made a big impact as well”
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01. Pain Teens - Hands In Fire [Anomie Records, 1989]
02. Jannick Schou - Emptiness Waiting To Be Filled [Experimedia, 2011]
03. Excerpt from: Various - Viva Negativa! - A Tribute To the New Blockaders Volume 1: UK [Vinyl-on-demand, 2006]
04. Nordvargr - Tordön [Cold Spring, 2008]
05. Excerpt from: Various - Viva Negativa! - A Tribute To the New Blockaders Volume 1: UK [Vinyl-on-demand, 2006]
06. Goblin - Witch / Sights [Cinevox, 1977]
07. Combative Alignment - Loathing [Eternal Soul Records, 2003]
08. Alberich - No Mistake [Not On Label (Alberich Self-Released), 2012]
09. Bad Sector - Alpha [Taâlem, 2011]
10. Bellows - Untitled 07 [Entr'acte, 2012]
11. Daniel Menche - She's A Slaughterhouse [Side Effects, 1997]
12. Mika Vainio - Berns [Raster-Noton, 2009]
13. Panzar - Wirbelwind [Old Europa Cafe, 2006]
14. Pete Swanson - Do You Like Students? [Type, 2012]
15. Thomas Köner - Nieve Penitentes 3 [Barooni, 1992]
16. Verdell Primeaux, Mike & Attson - Healing Song #10 [Canyon Records, 1998]
17. Nocturnal Emissions - Raindance [Soleilmoon Recordings, 1988]
18. Kozmonaut - Die Stimme Aus Dem Universum [Vier Productions Inc., 1986]
19. Comando Bruno - Erwartung Part 1 [Graf Haufen Tapes, 1984]
20. Asche - Goldenday (Version) [Ant-Zen, 2002]
21. Monte Cazazza - Distress [Industrial Records, 1980]
22. Mz. 412 - Unhealing Wounds [Cold Meat Industry, 2006]
23. Vivenza - Mécanismes Opérants [Drag & Drop Industrial, 1995]
24. Prurient - Terracotta Spine [Blackest Ever Black, 2013]
25. Helm - Arcane Matters [Pan, 2012]
26. Rafael Flores & Lezrod - 3 am [Standard Klik Music, 2007]
27. Galerie Schallschutz - Phoenix II [Tesco Organisation, 2005]
28. Steel Hook Prostheses - Those Who Endure The Suffering [Chondritic Sound, 2003]
29. Esplendor Geométrico - Trybuna Del Lavoro [Linea Alternativa, 1991]
30. Silk Saw - Hinterland [Ant-Zen, 2000]
31. Lockweld - I Don't Care [Gameboy Records, 2003]
32. Propergol - Bleu Nuit [Tesco Organisation, 2012]
33. Plastikman - Inside [M_nus, 1998]
34. Wanda Group - Pans Out In The Afterlife [Opal Tapes, 2013]
35. The Boats - Invisible Orchestras [Our Small Ideas, 2011]

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