The Final Corporate Colonization Of The Unconscious

As mentioned before, Drome are Burnt Friedmann and Frank Hernandez. They play a weird electronic dub-like something, influenced by anything. This is their second record (I don't have the first one) out in Wigwam, sub of Toxikk, in which labels they released most of their stuff before moving on to Kiff and then Friedmann went his way (check also the previous Pole post).

The music resembles a lot the 'Nuf Said' material although in a bit unshaped yet kind of way, with oldschool-ish electronica drum sounds and some breakbeats, although the subtly delivered extremities of the future to come are already obvious. An opera voice flows over metallic dub, field recordings and references to John Cage give their place to beat tracks, sounds float from around the world, Kassel meets Melbourne through Texas. And remember, this was recorded on 1992.
A remix album was subsequently released. The original was later re-released in Ninja Tune.

And once more, what a great title for an album..

Drome - 1993,
The Final Corporate Colonization Of The Unconscious

Part 1 - Part 2
Info here.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

this is one of my all time classics. never fails to surprise me. and hell I first discovered it when I lived in kassel in 94. now I live in texas. how is that;)

Nightlight said...

Nice touch, man. You know, they lived and recorded in Kassel then, obviously that's the way you heard of them. From Texas is the '4.33' field recording (#7).

Anonymous said...

have you ever been in kassel outside of the documenta?! it is a bland place, grey and rainy, but it has it#s own intensity of nothing happening. except the techno scene there was hot for most of the nineties. factory, stammheim. crazy...

friedman fled to brazil, I am going back and forth between california and texas. should tell you something about the appetite you develop there.

nightlight said...

OK, got it...
Brazil, eh?

POEE POPE XXIII said...

Thank you, bro!
Big up!