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Minimalists: Basic Channel

Postby Awesome_Komodo on Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:05 pm

I have those two comp CDs and they're very much NOT CRAP.
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Re: Minimalists: Basic Channel

Postby krakabash on Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:18 pm

Better than Sven Vath.
Not as good as Acardipane and Miro.
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Postby Robert G on Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:37 pm

Not Crap but waffles for still being beat-oriented music at the end of the day that kinda bores me.
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Re: Minimalists: Basic Channel

Postby John W. on Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:52 am

Good for night/fog/rainy driving. After a while it's like listening to a washing machine. I've got Fluxion/Vladslav Delay/Variant/Both Basic Channel comps and one of the Echospace CDs. But I need to be cleaning or working on something to enjoy them.
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Re: Minimalists: Basic Channel

Postby Benny on Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:07 am

not crap.

but remember this is the PRF. forget talking about electronic music here.
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Re: Minimalists: Basic Channel

Postby bigc on Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:14 am

Not Crap at all. Pretty great, actually.

That Emptyset album from a couple of years ago kind of took this sound and really improved it a lot in my mind.
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Re: Minimalists: Basic Channel

Postby enframed on Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:20 am

Someone here turned me onto this stuff by Fluxion, or called Fluxion, or something. That stuff is very much not crap. What little else I've heard has been OK, too. Not crap. Wasn't the guy who creates under the name GAS in this label, too. He's not crap as well. I like the really mellow housey stuff a lot.
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Re: Minimalists: Basic Channel

Postby Robert G on Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:41 pm

enframed wrote:Someone here turned me onto this stuff by Fluxion, or called Fluxion, or something. That stuff is very much not crap.


Fluxion was one of the guys signed to Chain Reaction, which was the minimalist electronic music label ran by Basic Channel. My guy at the record store loves the entire catalog.

Wasn't the guy who creates under the name GAS in this label, too. He's not crap as well. I like the really mellow housey stuff a lot.


GAS is Wolfgang Voigt, who runs Kompakt. He was never involved with the Basic Channel guys, but he was definitely influenced by them. I have an issue of Wire where he talks about making the GAS material somewhere.
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Re: Minimalists: Basic Channel

Postby Sowley on Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:57 pm

Rhythm & Sound is the most superior of their endeavors.
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Re: Minimalists: Basic Channel

Postby John W. on Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:00 pm

Good point - they do great stuff.
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Re: Minimalists: Basic Channel

Postby enframed on Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:51 pm

Robert G wrote:
GAS is Wolfgang Voigt.


Oh, that's right. I bought his old car.
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Re: Minimalists: Basic Channel

Postby Awesome_Komodo on Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:02 pm

enframed wrote:
Robert G wrote:
GAS is Wolfgang Voigt.


Oh, that's right. I bought his old car.
According to the owner's manual, you bought Wulfgang Voigt's car.
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Re: Minimalists: Basic Channel

Postby Robert G on Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:31 pm

Robert G wrote:Not Crap but waffles for still being beat-oriented music at the end of the day that kinda bores me.


I don't know what changed in the past three years but this stuff doesn't bore me now. I have the Rhythm & Sound comp and both BCD comps and I'm totally nuts about them. Still very much NC.
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Re: Minimalists: Basic Channel

Postby AnthonyVillalobos on Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:47 pm

Just typed Basic Channel into youtube and clicked on the first video. I'm about 2:30 in and I'm really into this. Always stoked to hear something new.

Glad I clicked on the thread.

Not sure how hard it is to find the records, but I'll definitely be on the look out for them.
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Re: Minimalists: Basic Channel

Postby MisterX on Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:20 pm



Basic Channel is incredible. They enriched my musical life immensely as their tracks helped me see the beauty of house/techno and electronic music in general.

Anthony, new Basic Channel records are pretty easy to find. Amoeba in Hollywood is usually well stocked and all that stuff is available online from Hardwax. I snagged a $2 used copy of Phylyps Trak II at Amoeba but it's probably better to buy new cause DJs beat this stuff up.
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Re: Minimalists: Basic Channel

Postby AnthonyVillalobos on Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:35 pm

MisterX wrote:

Basic Channel is incredible. They enriched my musical life immensely as their tracks helped me see the beauty of house/techno and electronic music in general.

Anthony, new Basic Channel records are pretty easy to find. Amoeba in Hollywood is usually well stocked and all that stuff is available online from Hardwax. I snagged a $2 used copy of Phylyps Trak II at Amoeba but it's probably better to buy new cause DJs beat this stuff up.


Awesome! I'll check out Amoeba's selection next time I'm down there!
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Re: Minimalists: Basic Channel

Postby Mama Clortho on Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:40 pm

Bit late to the party on this, but the record Mark Ernestus released last year under Ndagga Rhythm Force is really, really good.

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Re: Minimalists: Basic Channel

Postby Justin Foley on Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:46 pm

Basic Channel is one of the best labels. A whole world of music that ranges from pretty good to "this is all I ever want to listen to ever". I much prefer the heroin house of BC and Chain Reaction to the post-dub of Rhythm & Sound and Wackies.

Gas, of course, is also essential.

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Re: Minimalists: Basic Channel

Postby Defender on Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:00 am

That Ernestus record sounds great. Thanks Mama
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Re: Minimalists: Basic Channel

Postby M.H on Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:28 pm

Meh. Kinda dull. Kinda superficial. The inevitably hip and predictable response to the much more interesting and varied ambient dub / isolationism scene.

Some of the Chain Reaction stuff was ok, I guess.
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