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posted: Mar 25, 2006 category: Reviews

On The One And The Zero:

On the One and the Zero is a chunky bit of synth work with thrashalong drums from a group that clearly has been immersed in German and Eastern European hard tekno and breakcore. Scanalyzer focuses intensely on squeezing every last drop out of their gear and plug-ins; this makes for sounds reminiscent of the industrial scene from which the group sprang. Though this record lacks the wicked warm dub of a screaming Scud or Full Watts production, it's still solid and worth checking for those who are down for the core.

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On The One And The Zero @ shopPOSI

posted: Mar 23, 2006 category: posiNEWS

NOW AVAILABLE: KOMPOSI003

komposi003 is now available! CD Pre-orders at shopPOSI come with a free full album download which you will receive at the time of purchase. The CD will ship on or about March 28th, 2006. The CD price is $10.00 and includes shipping and handling in the US/Canada.

The komp is also available as a digital download. The full album download price is $8.00 and individual tracks are $.99.

komposi003 features tracks from Aizome, Amish Rake Fight, Atomica, Bounte, Micronaut, Milkfish, s.sturgis, and Scanalyzer. It also includes the debut of "The Things You Do" by Eric Powell's new project, Graphic, and Chris Randall contributes both his first solo song, "Be There Tonight," as well as the last Sister Machine Gun song, "Sink."

Track Listing:
1. Amish Rake Fight: Artist With A Thompson
2. Milkfish: Shame
3. Bounte: Going Nowhere
4. Micronaut: Quartz Clock
5. Chris Randall: Be There Tonight
6. s.sturgis: euphondisson (micronaut reassembly by Chris Randall)
7. Atomica: Airways
8. Aizome: Terminal
9. Scanalyzer: Culture Shock
10. Graphic: The Things You Do
11. Sister Machine Gun: Sink

Song samples are available at shopPOSI, and the komp is in rotation on kPOSI

Atomica Live

Sunday, April 2, 2006
The Birthday Massacre, Deadstar Assembly, Atomica
The Warehouse, LaCrosse, WI
328 Pearl Street (4th & Pearl)
All Ages
Price: $9.00
Time: 6PM
Buy Tickets Online

posted: Mar 22, 2006 category: Reviews

On The One And The Zero:

The first full release from the proclaimed "bastard love child" of Chris Randall (Sister Machine Gun) and Wade Alin (Christ Analogue) is nothing short of a masterpiece. Branching into electronica-infused drum-n-bass, glitchy IDM with a hint of power electronics and distortion thrown in for good measure, this project refuses to be pigeonholed into a specific sound and dips into several sub-genres of the electronic scene.

Some of these tracks, like "Moretech" and "One Seventy Five", are songs with dance floor-friendly appeal. After that upbeat, energetic sound you hit interludes like "Hifishit" (a mellow break with a little piano melody and some quiet voice playback) and songs like "Monotreme" (deep bass mixed with ambient textures) to bring you back down. One of the many great things on this album is that although each track is distinctive, they progress smoothly from one to the other, producing what could be the perfect soundtrack to an indie film, or just to your life.

I truly believe Scanalyzer has its own unique sound, so it's impossible to say it "sounds just like" anything. However, on various tracks I detected hints of and Beyond Digits (techy-drum-n-bass), Black Lung/Xingu Hill on "The Andronechron Incident" (glitchy, ambient IDM) and even some of Randall's electro-oriented project, Micronaut.

As the more experimental side of music seems to be a niche set of listeners, I can't promise this will appeal to everyone. Fans of Ad Noiseam and Ant-Zen artists should have no problems eating this one up. If you're someone who finds a full album of to be too abrasive, I think Scanalyzer provides an easier format for you to get into. In short it's just refreshing to find a project that strays away from overdone cliches of genres (ahem, futurepop anyone?) and provides us with a well-produced, diverse album. Highly recommended.

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On The One And The Zero @ shopPOSI

posted: Mar 7, 2006 category: Positron! Records

2 Shows

Sunday, March 12, 2006
Atomica, Trigger10d, DJ Michael Lacey
The Darkroom, Chicago, IL
2210 W. Chicago Ave.
Age: 21+
Price: $6.00
Time: 9PM
Tickets: At the door or visit The Darkroom website

Sunday, April 2, 2006
The Birthday Massacre, Deadstar Assembly, Atomica
The Warehouse, LaCrosse, WI
328 Pearl Street (4th & Pearl)
All Ages
Price: $9.00
Time: 6PM
Tickets: Ticketweb

Atomica website
Metropolitan @ shopPOSI

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