1. Raudive – Nova – Variance Recordings
2. Alan Fitzpatrick – Static – Drumcode
3. Joy Orbison – Wet Look – Hotflush Recordings
4. Luciano – Hang For Bruno - Cadenza
5. Slam – Azure – (The Black Dog’s Corn Beefy Mix) – Soma
6. Mutt – Conversations – Deepkut Recordings
7. Sub Focus – Deep Space – RAM Records
8. The Black Dog – Tunnels Ov Set (Autechre Remix) – Soma
9. James Ruskin – The Outsider - Blueprint Records
10. Silent Servant – Discipline – Sandwell District
We are planning to release a free (limited time) 4 track EP to celebrate the relaunch of Dust Science.
[dustv017] In The North EP
A1. The Black Dog – Tesco (Dark House)
A2. Carl Taylor – Walk On By
B1. Grievous Angel – Show Love v1
B2. The Bass Soldier – You Still Live With Your Mum
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This EP will be free to download (High Quality) from our servers from the 19th of October to the 4th of November 2009. Please feel free to spread the word or add to your site. All that we ask is:
1. You don’t change the contents of the .zip file.
2. You link into the Dust Science site.
3. You include the tracklisting/artists/title somewhere in your post.
4. You take the files down (if you host) on the 3rd of Nov.
1. Superman – Robert Hood – M-Plant
2. Isomer Shift- Kirk Degiorgio – B12 Records
3. Interior – OVR – Blue Print
4. A World Divided – Octave One – 430 West
5. The Setting Sun – Variant – Echospace
6. Sandoz In Dub – Sandoz – Soul Jazz
7. Treny – Jacaszek – Miasmah
8. Pentral – Jacaszek – Miasmah
9. This Is Dark House – The Black Dog – Dust Science
10. In The North – Various – Dust Science
1. A Glacier – Peter Broderick – Type Records
2. No 20002 – Wax – Wax
3. Before One EP – Ben Klock – Ostgut Ton
4. Elements – Optic Nerve – Diametric
5. Metal Space (Mike Dehnert Remix) Deep Space Helsinki EP – Samuli Kemppi – Komisch
6. Deeper Shades Of Black – Psycatron – Planet E
7. Umlaut 2 – Mike Dehnert – Clone Records
8. Tar – Rustie – Wireblock
9. Was Ubrig Bleibt – Extrawelt – Traum
10. The Black Dog Podcast Here or Here
1. Monopod – Podcast By Slam – Free Here
2. Dark Disco – Kenny Larkin – Rushhour
3. We Are Sheffield – The Black Dog – Soma
4. Sans Soleil – Scanner – Bine
5. Music for Falling from Trees, Pt. 2: Patient Observation – Peter Broderick – Erased Tapes
6. No Way Out – Harmonic 313 – Warp
7. Poptones – Public Image Limited – Virgin
8. C.R.E.E.P – The Fall – Rough Trade
9. Bad Science – Rustie – Wireblock
10. Suburbia – Martyn – Apple Pips
17th Jan – London – Fabric
6th Feb – Berlin – Club Maria
20th Feb – Ljubuanja, Slovenia- Klub K4
21st March – Belgium – Bozar
4th April – Derry – The Nerve Centre
1st May - Glasgow – The Arches
3rd May – Glasgow The Courtyard
12th June - Dores/Inverness – Rockness
15th June – Corfu/Greece
14th August – Edinburgh – Cabaret Voltaire
15th August – Glasgow – Sub Club
5th Sept – Finland - Cancelled
19th Sept - Thessaloniki – Greece – Reworks Festival
2nd Oct - Tokyo - Japan – Unit
3rd Oct - Osaka – Japan – Namura Art
9th Oct – Sheffield (Private Party)
23rd Oct – Amsterdam Dance Event 2009
More dates to be added as they are confirmed.
To book The Black Dog click here.
We haven’t done a chart for a while and most these days have to be linked to sales of MP3′s so here’s one that isn’t!
1. Nathan Fake – Drowning In A Sea Of Love – Border Community
2. The Fall – 458489 Asides – Wea
3. Robin Rimbaud – Rockets, Unto The Edges Of Edges – Bine Music
4. The Black Dog – We Are Sheffield – Soma
5. Harmonic 313 – When Machines Exceed Human Intelligence – Warp
6. Devo – Workforce – Live CD
7. Moderat – Moderat – Bpitch
8. My Bloody Valentine – Loveless – Creation
9. P.i.L – Metal Box – Virgin
10. DJ Hell – Teufelswerk – International
Check out the short interview we did for DJ Mag when we played up in Glasgow last month. Click here for the small “browser friendly” version or here for a massive jpg
The Black Dog:We Are Sheffield EP
A1. Tunnels Ov Set (Crookes Mix)
A2. Tunnels Ov Set (The Bass Soldiers’ Manor Top Mix)
AA1. Tunnels Ov Set ( Autechre Remix)
AA2. Tripside Syndicate
Visit the minisite: http://www.furthervexations.com
It was possible that the Black Dog Mark 2 would simply take up where the original line-up left off but ‘Vexations’ — the third album from the new members — proves once again that there’s no danger of The Black Dog ever standing still. There is some reference to their last two albums ‘Silenced’ and ‘Radio Scarecrow’ on the deep electronic textures of ‘Biomantric L-if-E’ but that’s where any similarities end. ‘You’re Only SQL’ could be the accompanying music as the hero chases the villain up a skyscraper in a Hollywood blockbuster — its chilling strings and clipped breaks adding to the sense of drama. Meanwhile, ‘Northern Electronic Soul Parts 1-3’ pursues a different agenda with their stripped back rhythms, subtle bass pulses and acid gurgles providing a considered take on minimal techno. That’s not to suggest that the dogs have mellowed out. ‘Tunnels Ov Set’ is a bleak serving of bassy techno while the muttered vocals, cut-up rhythms and stop-start nature of ‘Skin Clock’ and ‘Dada Mindstab’ are closer in ideology than sound to the ‘Bytes’ and ‘Spanners’-era Black Dog. ‘Cctv Nation’, contrastingly, is an epic, Kenny Larkin-inspired Detroit techno anthem. And that they manage to use the whole thing as an opportunity to put their bugbears about modern society under their own spotlight proves yet again that there’s more bite to their bark than expected.
Check out all the latest reviews and quotes on our new release on this one single post, we’ll be posting the good, the bad and the ugly here for everyone to read.
If you find any reviews or postings please hit us up on Contact or post a link in the comments sections.
Thee story ov how we know P.W.O.G is so long it would take an entire blog to explain, so we’ll save all that for another day and just present the mix.
P.W.O.G went from Noise to House and we loved them for it. Love and respect to all the guys, we miss you. Buy everything you can find.
01. PWOG – Sheap (The Black Dog’s SUFC Re-edit)
02. PWOG – New Edge Mantra (The Black Dog’s Sit The Fuck Down Croydon, We’ll Bring It Re-edit)
03. PWOG – A Kind of Ambience (The Black Dog’s Stations OV Re-edit)
04. PWOG – The Tides (They Turn)
**. Fragments from- True
05. PWOG – Dust (At The Crossroads) (The Black Dog’s Pat/Alan Re-edit)
06. PWOG – Exit 23 (The Black Dog’s Silencer Re-edit)
07. PWOG – Exit (The Black Dog’s Tim Was A Hippy Re-edit)
08. PWOG – Obsidian
09. PWOG – Ensnared
10. PWOG – Meaned
11. PWOG – Push
12. PWOG – Pull
13. PWOG – Break Shifted
**. Fragments from SA Track 1
Further Vexations is our artistic response to 21st century rat on your neighbour smokefree Britain. It is an attempt to capture and express our emotional frustrations, and the trials and tribulations of living in an un-democratic surveillance society. The seeds of nihilist despair and apathy are well and truly sown amongst the citizens of Airstrip One. We’ve helplessly watched with mounting horror, while the government trashed the country, signed away its sovereignty to Brussels (with a flourish of a specially minted silver pen), sold off precious national industries and assets at next to bargain basement prices, and indulged itself with two utterly pointless wars which it couldn’t afford. We were promised a vote. A referendum. A chance to change things but an unelected politician chancellor man decided not to bother. To say we are pissed off about it, would be an understatement.
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Purchase Further Vexations on CD or Triple 180gram Vinyl – First 100 orders from Duststore come with:
The Black Dog Live At Bozar 21/03/09 CDr. SOLD OUT
This is an exclusive 1hr live ambient set and will never be released commercially or as a free download.
Mastered By The Black Dog. Each copy signed by a member of The Black Dog. Each copy hand numbered.
Limited Triple 180gram Vinyl Edition SOLD OUT
The Triple Vinyl version is something special, pre-mastered at Dogma Towers, Mastered and Cut By Simon Francis and pressed on 180gram vinyl. Sleeve artwork from the fantastic Dust, hand screen printed, hand numbered and limited to 500 copies.
Please note that the album does NOT ship until 27/04/09 but demand will be high so we advise you get your order in sharpish.
We’ve just finished mastering the live recording from BEMF, Bozar and we’re pretty pleased with the results. We’ve only had to edit out two pieces of music out to ensure it fits on a CDr, the total runtime is 73 minutes.
We’ve also ended up making up 110 units as we forgot to turn off the special offer on our website and a few more people put orders in, so rather than disappoint we’ve add 10 more units to the original 100, we hope you lot don’t mind.
Many thanks to all the people that mailed in offering money, kit and their wife’s/girlfriend’s to try and get a copy but we’ll have to turn you down, sorry. Many thanks to all those who have supported us live and purchased things from Duststore, it really does help us pay the rent and continue to spend our time making music rather than doing something we’d rather not.
BEMF, Bozar Tracklist:
1. Ov Mind
2. Kissing Someone Elses D.O.G
3. Bolt 33 Glitch & Chin
4. Biomantric L-if-E
5. Mental Ward Sleep Machine (Beatless Version)
6. 4 3s 555 [Part 2]
8. Witches Ov
9. Lam Vril
10. Stempel (Edit)
11. Ov Magick (unreleased)
12. They Came In The Night (unreleased)
13. Later Vexations (Fragments)
14. Skin Clock
15. Tunnels Ov Set
16. Dada Mindstab
17. Siiiipher (Reworked From Bass Soldier Forgemaster Remix)
18. Short Wave Lies
19. We Are Haunted
20. CCTV Nation
After the cerebral trampoline of last year’s Radio Scarecrow, The Black Dog humped a punishing gigging schedule which has galvanised them into a more floor-friendly follow-up, but with an underlying message attacking increasingly-Orwellian Government tactics and public complacency at how our lives are monitored and controlled. This punk-style discontent manifests in the pressure cooker grooves underpinning piledriving tech-kneesups like ’0093′ and ‘We Are Haunted’, the mix of boiling anger in the complex rhythms and spatial beauty of the strings often recalling Underground Resistance.
Seething emotions soar in tracks like ‘Stempel’ and ‘CCTV Nation’, the pounding grooves and intertwining textures swelling into glorious meteor-storms of rafter-swinging proportions which sometimes manage to enter the realms of avant classical. ‘You’re Only SQL’ carves a monolithic acid-funk path slashed with eerie strings and ‘Tunnels Ov Set’ hammers a slo-mo industrial dub-crash soundscape which closes the album on a suitably-ominous note. The timeless Dog have produced a work of astounding vision, terrible beauty and merciless dancefloor carnage, cocking a leg to techno glory once more but squirting out possibly their most complete work yet. Not mincing words, Further Vexations ranks among the great UK electronic albums.
“I think they want to turn us all into numbers, and know what we are up to 24 hours a day. If you spend something, they want to know about it. If you read a book, they want to know about it. If you send an email, they want to read it.”
Chatting about the parallels between George Orwell’s 1984 and the Britain of today, Black Dog founder member Ken Downie admits he’s alarmed.
“Oh, and they have your individual fingerprints and DNA data in their files, too,” he points out. “Nobody voted for the surveillance society, as I recall. But step by step it has crept into our lives.”
Black Dog’s new album ‘Further Vexations’ is underlined by ‘a dark cynicism of the Orwellian practices being carried out by the Government’, the accompanying press release explains, though fellow TBD man Martin Dust is anything but resigned.
“This surveillance society is pretty frightening and the other thing is, it won’t stop “terrorism”. They’ve learnt nothing and they treat people as if they’re stupid though as far as I can see most people are doing nothing about it,” he observes.
“We need to bring back a sense of community to the working classes and rise up and fuck these upper class twits off – they are fucking everything up, they’ve been riding our backs for too long and I for one have had enough of the cunts,” he storms. (more…)
The vinyl for Further Vexations came early this morning and is now safely stored at Dust Towers, ready to be packed when the sleeves have been hand screened and numbered. Each piece of vinyl will be packed by hand by a member of The Black Dog, the things we do for the love of vinyl
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Many thanks to everyone who made speedy purchase through Duststore for Further Vexations, we’ve now sold out of editions that will come with the free CDr. Many thanks for the support Dogsquad.
The image above is the venue we’ll be recording the CDr in, can we just say WOW!!!
Over the years we’ve be looking for strong visual artists to work with but having seen far too many bad club visuals and VJ’s playing videos of a cartoon Arnold Schwarzenegger smoking a joint we’d almost given up hope! A call from a friend said that we should go and check out Scanner and Olga’s work. We’ve been following Robin’s work for some time but living in the studio or on the road for the last two years meant we’d missed out on his latest work. After some research we found this absolutely astounding piece of work from Robin and Olga:
Further investigation just revealed even more pieces of work we instantly fell in love with, please check out Olga’s work on the link below and Scanners work by Clicking Here.
We’ll be playing a special ambient/electronica set with Olga on 21st March - Belgium - Bozar
Olga Mink is a dutch video artist living in the Netherlands. She was selected number 11 on DJmag’s VJ top 20 this year. Her work ranges from experimental video, installation and live cinema to new media curating for festivals. With a strong emphasis to conceptual approaches, her work crosses boundaries between music, photography, architecture, poetry, nature, public spaces, engaged themes. She is currently producing an HD video installation for the The 2nd Biennial of the Canary Islands in collaboration with Scanner. She also is developing a live cinema tour called The Nature of Being with Scanner, presenting an unique multichannel audiovisual experience. She released work on NoTV, Meakusma, Triggermotion, Bip-Hop, Steamingsounds and Lightrhythmvisuals amongst others.
Olga’s Home Page
93 Records Only, 9 Releases Only
Custom Sleeve, Hand Numbered & Rubber Stamped
No Represses, No Downloads, No CD Compilation
Pre-Mastered At Dust Towers
Mastered and Cut By Simon Francis @ Masterpiece
Artwork and Customisation By Dust
Lastest release on our DS93 label, only a few left
Our first release for 2009 (on Soma) and the first tracks to be taken from our new album Further Vexations. Available to purchase soon.
The Black Dog Live, Dopplereffekt,
Mugwump Dj Set , Krikor , Danton Eeprom Live , Matias Aguayo , Michael Mayer vs Superpitcher Dj Set as Supermayer , D A R K O , Varoslav , dOP Live , Guy Gerber Live , DJ Morpheus , Discodesafinado Live , Svarte Greiner Live , Millimetrik Live
With its mix of beats and melodies, the German label Kompakt has been in the vanguard of the minimal-techno scene for over ten years now. It will set the tone for an evening with a clubbing emphasis (VarOslaV, Guy Gerber, DJ Morpheus, and Darko), but that will also allow for excursions – in seated concerts – towards more atmospheric kinds of music, exploring new sound textures (Svarte Greiner and Millimetrik). Plus rare appearances by those two legendary giants of the world of electronic music, Dopplereffekt and The Black Dog
The Black Dog will be doing a special ambient set with video artist Olga Mink.
Synopsis:Cannabis is the world’s favourite drug, but also one of the least understood. Can cannabis cause schizophrenia? Is it addictive? Can it lead you on to harder drugs? Or is it simply a herb, an undervalued medicine?
Addiction specialist Dr John Marsden discovers that modern science is finally beginning to find answers to these questions. John traces the cannabis plants’ birthplace in Kazakhstan; finds the origins of our sensitivity to cannabis in the simple sea squirt; and finds out just what it does to our brains.
He meets people who have been changed by this drug in drastically different ways – from those whose lives have been shattered to those who lives have been revived.
Key talent John Marsden?
The Black Dog
03 Feb 200921:00BBC Two
03 Feb 200921:00BBC HD
We are pleased to announce that our latest album is being mastered and will drop on 09/04/09 on Soma. More news, website and samples to follow.
The Black Dog – Further Vexations
1. Biomantric L-if-e
3. Phil: Because Ov, indeed
4. You’re Only SQL
5. We Are Haunted
6. CCTV Nation
8. Northern Electronic Soul [Part 1]
9. Northern Electronic Soul [Part 2]
10. Northern Electronic Soul [Part 3]
11. Skin Clock
12. Dada Mindstab
13. Tunnels Ov Set
14. Later Vexations
15. Kissing Someone Else’s D.O.G