wanking with the darkside
die biene heinz
sequenced to death
think negative, act positive
from here to there
till the break of dawning
bad boy come again
we are no robota
its 10th anniversity of sozialistischer plattenbau this year, so here the first real album by istari lasterfahrer, the chairmen of sozialistischer plattenbau. get crushed by his extraordinary sound with some happy hardcore inspired tracks like “get slick like hardcore shit”, “enjoy yourself”, “till the break of dawning” or his hit now first on vinyl from 2001 “bad boy come again” or some master of dubplate styled raggacore like “king size dub”, “wanking with the drakside” or “think negative, act positive” or the rest of this whacked up smacking ridiclious serious but not sober glibberish.
400 copies has been pressed.
dweller on the fringe, 1.12.2009:
“Istari Lasterfahrer has been doing his thing since the early 90′s and you can really feel the influence of that era on this, his first real full length album. Put gabber, early rave and early jungle in a blender, puree, add some guitar samples for garnishment and serve with a side of chiptune and this is what you’ll get.
There are way too many good tracks on here to do a play by play, but just know that this album is the doggie’s hangers. Amazingly, I can’t really find a track on here that I can say I don’t like, no joke. For the most part, everything on here is very mixable and on a fun, happy vibe. Favorite tracks? ‘Get Slick Like Hardcore Shit’ for it’s “All ya other DJ’s all a buncha jerks” sample fuckery. ‘MDMA’ for being possibly the best intro piece ever for a rave set, basically a ditzy girl describing her first MDMA experience with various delays and pitching effects over it. But the best track on here has got to be ‘Break Of Dawning.’ It starts with piano and the standard amens and then in comes a guitar sample that instantly reminded me of the one in Aaron Spectre’s ‘You Don’t Know.’ Then a female vocal saying something about “I’m shakin my ass till the early mornin” drops into the mix and is pitched up gradually, really driving things to a peak. All of the elements just work together perfectly and make up a track that could be weaved in and out to drive a dancefloor crazy. A real 4am kind of track.
So if you’re a fan of Istari’s past material, you’ll like this. Just think of it as the crown jewel in his catalog. And if his stuff is foreign to you but you like fun, ravey music, start here and work your way back. To put it simply, just run out and buy it!”