WIERD Compilation Vol. II Premier this Sun. on German Radio!

Sunday, May 8, 2008

This Sunday afternoon May 11th the 'WIERD Compilation Volume II : Analogue Electronic Music 2008'(4LPs + 32 page book - 39 trax by 30 artists) which will be released next Thursday May 15th and be available for the first time at the No Fun Festival next weekend in NYC, will make its premier on DJ Plastikmann of the Neon Welt Festival's 'Frequent Waves Radio Program in Western Germany! The broadcast will be a 2 hour special on the WIERD Records label and from 6-8PM German time or 12noon-2pm NYC/EST Time in the US. Simply tune into the below link and prepare for the second coming of the new frozen cold world of the Very Rare... :

http://ebm-radio. de/

'Wierd Compilation Volume II : Analogue Electronic Music 2008'
Wierd Records cat.# VR004
Wierd Records, New York City, 2008
4 LPs + 32 page book / Digital Formats
Release Date: May 15th, 2008

Wierd Records is proud to present the 'Wierd Compilation Volume II : Analogue Electronic Music 2008', an international collection of 39 trax by 30 bands producing contemporary music with analogue synthesizers, sequencers, and drum machines. This release is made up of four vinyl LPs packaged in a deluxe gatefold sleeve and is accompanied by a 32 page 12" x 12" book. The book contains over 300 photos of the bands, the live performances at the weekly Wierd label DJ and music party active in New York City since 2003, as well as lyrics and band bios. Also included in the booklet is a statement of purpose for this vast project entitled '2008 : The Analogue Synthesizer as a Folk Instrument of Humanist Resistance' that is as ambitious conceptually as it is musically. Over the past several years, electronic musicians have slowly removed themselves from the visceral aspect of musical expression as they have more completely embraced the computer as the generator of contemporary sounds. It is in this climate that the 'Wierd Compilation Volume II' proposes that analogue electronic music no longer represents a post-apocalyptic vision of an uncertain 'post-human' future as it once did at the inception of New Wave in the late 1970's. Today, the situation is precisely the opposite. In the world of 'click and drag' virtual software synths, the analogue instrument represents a new form of resistance in which the supposedly outdated machine is reborn as a folk instrument not unlike the acoustic guitar, violin, or hand drum. The human presence is affirmed and preserved through the artist's direct interaction with the machines and the electricity that runs through them.

Inspired by the seminal compilations of early industrial music such as Xtract Records' 'The Elephant Table Album' and 'Three Minute Symphony', Third Mind Records' 'Life at the Top', and the 'Insane Music' cassette series, the 'Wierd Compilation Volume II' brings together independent artists from the new minimal electronic music scene emerging in New York, Miami, and all throughout continental Europe with the the firmly established Noise scene in the US. In the same spirit that these early genre-traversing compilations brought together both pop and experimental artists who were united by their resistance to the superficial excesses of commercial New Wave, the artists on this release are united by their DIY attitude and their resistance to the virtual excesses of modern laptop pop. All have found analogue synthesizers to be the ideal instrument for producing raw, emotive music in a world where the human touch and presence is quickly getting clicked and dragged into oblivion.

Featured Artists:
A Squared (Germany)
A Vague Disquiet (with Mark Solotroff of Bloodyminded, ex-Intrinsic Action/Chicago)
Angel of Decay(Jonathan Canady of Deathpile/Philadelphia)
Charlie Draheim(Ypsilanti, MI)
Demons(with Nate young of Wolf Eyes/Detroit)
Carlos Giffoni(No Fun Productions/NYC)
Cadaver in Drag(Lexington, KY)
Envenomist(Columbus, OH)
Epee du Bois(Wierd Records/NYC)
Flesh Graey Display(Wierd Records/Miami)
Hive Mind(Ann Arbor, MI)
Human Puppets(Athens, Greece)
Led er Est(Wierd Records/NYC)
Martial Canterel(Wierd Records/NYC)
Opus Finis(Wierd Records/Miami)
The Siamese Pearl(Miami)
Pax Titania(Tallahassee, FL)
Private Entertainment(Moscow, Russian Federation)
Sleep Museum(Wierd Records/NYC)
Spine Scavenger(Aaron Dilloway, ex-Wolf Eyes)
Staccato du Mal(Wierd Records/Miami)
Three to Forgotten(Wierd Records/NYC)
Tobias Bernstrup(Stockholm, Sweden)
Vendome(Andreas Sippel of Second Decay/Germany)
Waves(Damion Romero and John Wiese/Los Angeles)
Wave Tank(Athens, Greece)
Xeno and Oaklander(Wierd Records/NYC)
Zug Im Veins(w Geert Coppens of Twilight Ritual/Belgium)