Wednesday 28 November 2007

Deflated Hope

I've had about 5 queries (which counts as a deluge, in my book) about the non-appearance of CSR 005 - Inflatable Hope Songs EP. I've made 8 tracks and have been tweaking them, but hearing them together, it feels like listening to 2/3 of an album somehow, so I'm thinking that more songs are needed. There is not much of a theme at work, they vary from industrial to acid to um... style-free. Also I want to make sure that what eventually emerges is of top-notch quality. So I don't know when I will be finished, but in the meantime if you would like to focus some Positive Mental Energy nanowaves from your Vibe-O-Tron into my Mood Recepto-Dish, it would be much appreciated.

Tuesday 27 November 2007

Synclair Remix

Buy from: Warpmart, BoomKat, Juno, Humpty, Chemical Records, Phonica.

You can preview the tracks on BoomKat and Juno, however BoomKat got the tracks mixed up, and what is marked as my remix in fact is not! Juno got it right though, this is what it sounds like. It's a chugging 4 on the floor number, with the occasional industrial outburst, and has been going down extremely well during recent DJ gigs.

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Synclair “Synclair Remixes” [Areal 046]
Artist: Synclair
Title: Synclair Remixes
Cat: Areal046
Produced by: Synclair (Michaela Dippel & Sebastian Riedl)
Remixed by: Expander Cylob Kid 606
Format: 12“
LC: LC-09165
EAN: 880319283314
Distribution: Kompakt / Rough Trade
Release Date: 26.11.2007

Writing about this release is really a great pleasure for us and makes us smile whimsically. And we proudly present: Expander (Sonic Culture / Portugal) with a mix that rolls up the Synclair theme from somewhere underneath and reminds us of all those wonderful parties we used to have. And Cylob (Rephlex / U.K.) does us
the incredible favour by transforming the gorgeous original material into a track that makes us old, die-hard aficionados go crazy (Basteriod in particular who, when asked for influences, always quotes Cylob first).
On the reverse side, we have fulfilled our heart’s desire and asked Kid606 to do a remix. And he really makes the most of our guideline “make whatever you want, man, we don’t f.....g care” and squeaks us into blissful happiness.


Um zu diesem Release etwas zu erzählen, bleibt es nicht aus zu erwähnen, wie viel Freude es uns selber einbringt. Mit verschmitztem Lächeln im Gesicht und voller Stolz präsentieren wir:
Expander (Sonic Culture / Portugal) mit einem Mix, der das Synclair Thema von unten her aufrollt und uns an die vielen, wunderbaren Parties erinnert, die wir mit ihm schon gefeiert haben. Cylob (Rephlex / U.K.) tut uns den unbeschreiblichen Gefallen, und transformiert für seinen Beitrag das Material in einen Track, der aus seiner
besten Zeit kommen könnte und verzückt natürlich uns eingefleischte, alte Fans. (Ganz besonders Basteroid, der, nach Einflüssen gefragt, immer schon zuerst Cylob gesagt hat).
Auf der Rückseite erfüllen wir uns ebenfalls einen Herzenswunsch und lassen Kid606 ran, der ebenfalls die klare Aufgabenstellung, „make whatever you want, man, we don`t f.....g care“ voll ausreizt und uns in die Glückseligkeit quietscht.

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Sunday 25 November 2007

Piano Roll

I think my blog is pretty boring. I only set it up to hype whatever I am up to at any one moment, be it gigs or releases. Any opinions I write here are generally controversy -free, watered-down versions of what I say in private. After all, I wouldn't want to alienate any customers. I reckon that 95% of the people who read this know me personally anyway.
However, it is good to be reminded what I have been up to, when I look back over old posts. So for the benefit of myself in six months time, here's a screen shot of my piano-roll GUI widget, which I have been building on and off for the last few weeks. If you are not my future self, you must have dozed off by now, so sweet dreams.

Live in London 6 Dec 2007 - Tickets Link

Here you go:

"World Tour 2007 - Only Live UK Date
Cylob (Cylob Industries, Rephlex, Breakin)
Playing Style-Free Synthetic Sounds"

This description of my music is one of my own devising. Is it a good one or not... well I don't know. Back in the early nineties, myself and the music makers I hung out with were tagged as "Intelligent Techno," which suggests a certain amount of fun-free chin stroking. This description was superseded later that decade by "Intelligent Dance Music" which is even worse, implying an utterly boring, glitchy, unfunky, mathematically constructed, MISERABLE sound - of which there was an abundance, none by myself I would suggest. It was about that time that the word "Braindance" was invented by Rephlex high command, originally meaning any and all types of music that have or ever will exist, i.e. music is music and that's all. However, even this has come to be a byword for a certain style. I think that words are really needed so that "people" know which box to put you into!

So now I want to call my music "Style-Free" after Happoshu, as it kind of sounds like real music, but it is fake and plasticy, lacks any real substance, and is unapologetically synthetic.

Monday 19 November 2007

Sunday 18 November 2007

More on the Swiss tour 21-24 December 2007

Another date added for the Cheese 'n' Chocolate Tour - Basel

21.12.07 - Basel
22.12.07 - Zurich, venue: kalkbreite
23.12.07 - Fribourg, venue: fri-son,
24.12.07 - Seewen, venue: himmelclub,, line-up: dj cylob, tampon, pretuval

I have to update my website. I hate doing it though. If anyone knows a good Content Management System then hit me up with the details! I like the way Blogger works but you have to make a blog with it.

Thursday 15 November 2007

Taking The Mix - Illegal Autechre

Hey, you know about Mixes DB don't you? They have loads of things on there, quite a staggering number of rare and interesting stuff. I've been getting well into old Joey Beltram, Jeff Mills and Derrick May sets. In fact, this particular Del-Boy special features a track at the beginning which could only be the man himself, yet I don't recognise it from anything - maybe it's an unreleased treasure, or maybe I'm just forgetful. Anyway it's really good. The find of the day has to be an old Autechre set from summer 1991, broadcast on IBC Manchester - "Illegal Broadcasting Corporation." Not only an hour of great tunes, but the boys sounding very fresh and young! The rumour is that more of these recordings are due to surface. I can't wait.

Tuesday 13 November 2007

Cylob Live in South London on 6 Dec 2007

The reason I put the title like that is so it shows up in web searches and RSS feeds and the like. Anyway here is the first bit of info:




TIMES : 7PM - 11PM

The Half Moon
10 Half Moon Lane
Herne Hill
SE24 9HU
020 7274 2733

Tuesday 6 November 2007

Note To Self

Don't forget to turn up to the following gigs:

6 December 2007 - Live @ Cease To Exist, The Half Moon, Herne Hill, London.
(This will most likely be my only live date in the UK this year.)

22 December 2007 - DJ in Zurich, Switzerland.
23 December 2007 - DJ in Fribourg, Switzerland.
24 December 2007 - DJ in Seewen, Switzerland.

12 April 2008 - DJ in Brussels, Belgium.

25-27 April 2008 - Bangface Weekender, UK. (In what capacity has yet to be decided.)

P.S. If you are a promoter reading this, and you would like some crazy hip sounds to jazz up your otherwise drab and feeble little event, it's easy to book me, simply send an email to The music I play is in the "Style-Free" genre.

Saturday 3 November 2007

Ceephax Stage Invasion

It was a proper pub rave - the floor was really sticky. He introduced himself as Acid Andrew before launching into a ridiculous 303 line, followed by lots of banging 909 action and lo-fi rave stabs. I didn't feel well enough to jump around but couldn't help smiling on a frequent basis. A stage invasion briefly took place near the end.

Friday 2 November 2007

London UK Weekend Rave Tip Sheet

This afternoon I started feeling a bit ill, as if flu is on its way, and then in a seperate development a chunk of fake tooth fell out of my mouth, so now one of my teeth is an empty shell, and I'll have to go back to the dentists, in order to single handedly put the dentist's children through their next year of school. That's if the one remaining tooth wall doesn't collapse of its own accord. I wouldn't mind so much, at least it doesn't hurt, and pirate-style gaps in teeth are cool.

So barring any further sickness, I'll be going to witness Ceephax play live on Friday night at the Amersham Arms, New Cross. On Saturday I'd have a look in to Mike Paradinas DJing at Ginglik, Shepherds Bush, if I hadn't already bought tickets to see Roman techno legend Lory D playing a 2 hour live set at Plex in Kingsland Road.