Friday, December 29, 2017

Susana P. Correia R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Susana P. Correia of Zwischenwelt. While she died on the 4th October 2017, the news only reached the wider public in the last few days after fellow group members, Beta Evers, Penelope Martin and Heinrich Mueller, wrote online tributes to her. Initially when Zwischenwelt (which translates as in-between world) was launched on MySpace in 2007, Susana was the most mysterious and least known member of the group but in time she would become much better known to fans due to an interview she did with Derek Walmsley for The Wire's  'Adventures in Modern Music' show on Resonance FM in 2010. This rare appearance was to promote their debut album, Paranormale Aktivität, on Rephlex and is well worth listening to as she goes into great detail about the theme of the album and how their collaboration proceeded (including a full group get together in Germany in 2008). In 2016 Clone Aqualung reissued the album on vinyl for the first time and Susana was instrumental in making and appears in a new video for 'Clairvoyant' to promote it.

Susana accomplished many other things in her short life, she was also an acupuncturist and healer who had volunteered her time in Nepal. In the world of music she was known as a DJ and producer and in the past worked under the name Su:Real. In 2004 she released a track under this name which came out of a collaboration with Rob F. You can read her online obituary here. I found this beautiful image of her by Alexia Rodriguez that she called 'Between Dimensions' on her MySpace profile. Everything I've written about Zwischenwelt on DRL to date can be assessed here.

She will be very missed. My deepest condolences to her family and friends.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Heinrich Mueller remixes 6D22, TOPP reissue and more

There is a remix by Heinrich Mueller on a new EP, Dragon's Path, by 6D22 aka Italian producer Giorgio Luceri. His mix has a specially made video by the Berlin-based crew, the29nov films. It is available now to purchase and is distributed worldwide by Rubadub. You can download it as a file too from Bandcamp.

It looks like there is a new pressing of Lifestyles of the Laptop Cafe by The Other People Place due on 16th Jan 2018. It was reissued by Warp on double vinyl for the first time since 2001 back in February of this year. This pressing sold out very fast with copies already going for €30 and more on Discogs. You can currently pre-order it from RedEye at this link.

Dopplereffekt will be playing live in London on 2nd February 2018.

I've uploaded a video for the audio of the talk about Drexciya that was part of The Ocean After Nature exhibition at Dublin's Hugh Lane Gallery. This happened on 25th November and was a conversation between myself and Richard Brophy (DJ Magazine/First Cut Records), who is one of the few journalists to have interviewed Drexciya twice. This was followed by a DJ set by Sharon Phelan and a live performance by Dopplereffekt.

The subject of the Zong Massacre, when 133 slaves were thrown overboard in 1781, and a painting that depicted this, The Slave Ship (1840) by J.M.W. Turner, came up during the talk on Drexciya at Dublin's Hugh Lane Gallery. This was in relation to Drexciya's origin mythology. This massacre is also referred to by The Otolith Group in their film, Hydra Decapita (2010), which has been screened as part of The Ocean After Nature at the same gallery and runs until 7th January 2018.

Part 2 of Jim McCormack's All Drexciya 2 hour mix is up now at this link