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XPOSED 4HEADS - Urgency Squad

A synthpop new wave concept album that sounds like an '80's album you somehow missed.  Combining sounds of Devo, Human League, Adam Ant, Heaven 17, Oingo Boingo high-energy dance quirk and wit. 

Features Special Guests; Grammy winner Frank London (Klezmatics), Deborah Evans (The Flying Lizards) and Al Mothersbaugh (Massive Hotdog Recall).

Mastered by Scape in Berlin who mastered Martin Gore (Depeche Mode) and Erasure, Conrad Schnitzler, The Orb and other awesome artists.

 

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XPOSED 4HEADS - Choose to Be Human

NOWstalgic, Energetic, fun 80's style anthems with witty jokes about social media, corporate brands, everyone being a winner, and relationships with an epic Queen-style Rock Opera/Disco song about Hot Aliens.

Features Special Guests, No Wave Legends James Chance (The Contortions) and Blaine Reininger (Tuxedomoon).

Mastered by Scape in Berlin who mastered Martin Gore (Depeche Mode) and Erasure, Conrad Schnitzler, The Orb and other awesome artists.

 

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Xposed 4Heads - Dumb Music for Smart People

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A New Wave band from 1982 forms again for the first time to relive a past it sort of had.  Back in 1982, Milwaukee band, Xposed 4Heads was a novelty recording project that never actually played a live gig, as far as you know.  The band had several well-known hits on local Milwaukee radio.  Now, the band forms with members who played on the original recordings (and new original members) to become the band it never was or could have been.  The results are on Dumb Music for Smart People.

It's the New Wave Now!   

The Songs

People Are Stupid starts with the same intro of Xposed 4Heads' break through song, Nice Guy, a Casio VL Tone.  When trying to reach back and find how to write songs like he did when he was 20, Mark G.E. pulled out the same instrument on which he had written the groups' signature song.  The sentiment happily sells the wonderfulness of a society increasingly unencumbered by IQ.   

Rewind Your Behind is about embracing aging while honoring one's youth.   When the band got together in 2012 to revisit work from 1982, Mark G.E. was confronted with living in the past while still enjoying today.  Everything is now! 

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Xposed 4Heads: Annoying Stuff (Best Lo-FI Recordings 1982-1992)

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In 1982 Mark G. E. put together a social gathering of irreverent fun-meisters who created silly, off the wall music. All the Best Lo-Fi Recordings are now available on one compact disc! Includes "Big Weenie", "Rastaman" and the Milwaukee Eastside Classic "Nice Guy."

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Cyberchump: The Construction of Things

"The ever-evolving American group is a fusion of Dub, Neo-cosmic and 90's influences.  Nice One!"

-Nitestylez.de

 

 

 

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Cyberchump: Flutter and Flow

A trippy collection of moody grooves.

 

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Cyberchump: Their Moment of Perfect Happiness

Double CD 'interactive concept album' that travels from psytronic grooves to cinematic stillness.

"The gentlemen of Cyberchump know that your musical mood tends to fluctuate. That’s why their new release, Their Moment of Perfect Happiness, gives you two discs–one for those times when you need it uptempo and loud and another for your darker, more contemplative moments. The first disc, the upbeat one, is also for those of you who, like me, are suckers for a sexy, thick and chunky dose of window-rattling bass. With heavy dub influence entwined with ripping prog-rock guitar, this disc wastes no time in getting its funk on. “Every1″ wah-wahs its way into your face and gets you moving while guitarist Jim Skeel unleashes a stinging swarm of notes. From there, he and Mark G.E. refuse to relinquish their hold. “Learning to Breathe,” which is so pleasantly trippy it should be called “Learning to Inhale,” offers harmonics pinging over a reggae bass line amid a butterfly stampede of electronics. And really, how can you miss with a track called “Interstellar Dub Station Freakout”? This one solidifies the duo’s dub cred, complete with scratchy guitar, a beat you can’t refuse and perfectly executed drops where the sudden silence just echoes through your head. The lads pull a nice tonal switch with “In Tension,” curving the flow into a Middle Eastern groove. Familiar territory for them, it must be said, and they hit it neatly here.

The second disc is interesting for its linear movement from beat-based pieces that carry the energy of the first disc, down into misty ambient flows. Along the way the route passes through some intense, if not sinister-sounding, places. There’s a lot of minimalist construction here; simple phrasings and unchanging beats drive pieces like “Darling Don’t” (which, I have to tell you, can be a little creepy at times while also being a steady groove) and “Dread.” But in the almost unmoving constancy of these tracks, G.E. and Skeel manage to infuse a lot of activity and plenty of ear candy. These pared-back riffs manage to be no less infectious than the straightforward pieces on the first disc, which speaks volumes for the power of restraint. The last 20 minutes, beginning with “Floating” and on through the superb quiet wash of “In the Time of Gone,” find Cyberchump smoothing things out, calming the beats a little further and just letting the glide take over. Muted guitar notes hum their way through “Floating”; “Wind in Sleep” has a lullaby quality to it and a sense of easy patience. It’s spacious and in no hurry. Wind chimes ring quietly, pushed by a synthesizer breeze. “In the Time of Gone” is a classic ambient piece, all drones and pads edging toward the close of the disc. A truly beautiful piece, thoughtful and calm.

Cyberchump manage to do what they set out to with this disc. The one proudly stamped “Loud” excels when played loud. It’s been the soundtrack of many a morning commute since I received it. It’s feel-good dub that just seeps into your soul. Disc two takes up residence in your darker psychic spaces, churns up some stuff and talks to you about it, then hushes the conversation to let you think and leaves you alone with your thoughts. An excellent release from Cyberchump; probably my favorite of theirs so far."

-Hypnagogue

 

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Cyberchump + Janzyk : Regrooved

Laptop tweaker, Janzyk, remixes, re-envisions and reworks Cyberchump's first two albums. 

"The aural sculptors (as Cyberchump calls itself) decided to remix the electro-acoustic amalgamations of their first two CDs. Enter Milwaukee laptop music-maker Janzyk. The collaboration birthed a collection of eccentric ambient and intelligent dance tracks—or, rather, beat-driven tracks. Their danceability isn't a forced quality, but one that allows ReGrooved to work on the disco floor or in the chill-out lounge with roughly equal success.

The original albums were already blessed by input from such locals as John Kruth and Victor DeLorenzo, and the overlap of those contributors' styles abets in maintaining Cyberchump's genre-defying inscrutability. The occasional cryptic, likely cynical (or cheeky, at least) found vocals on these otherwise instrumental pieces also ups the mystery.

Fans of purposefully unobtrusive ’90s English house music will find much to embrace here, as will anyone wanting to hear synths, voices and "real" instruments melded in less obvious ways than on Deep Forest or Enigma records. Those already familiar with Cyberchump will be intrigued at the possibilities of what may come next."

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Cyberchump: Our Wizards of Earth

Endlessly searching for new territory, the Chumps have crafted an album from impromptu jams that draws on elements of guitar-driven post-rock, Krautrock, and electronic-organic down-tempo chill.  

"Cyberchump is an electronic duo crafting wonderful melodic soundscapes. Drawing from a wide palette of instruments and influences, Cyberchump summons Pink Floyd in a mellow moment, ambient chill room electronica, moody low-key art rock, whoosing spacey sounds of Kraftwerk, Near Eastern strains and echoes of psychedelia. Our Wizards of Earth works as an album rather than a series of disparate numbers; the music flows from track to track in a running sonic stream."

-David Luhrssen - Shepherd Express

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Cyberchump: Sankhara

The much anticipated follow up to the acclaimed 2003 Abstract Air.  A further diversion of cyberCHUMP: Mark G. E. & Jim Skeel explore fragments of fragile melodies amid beatless soundscapes. 

"Abstract, yet sonically clever.  Spooky, but calming.  Pleasing and intriguing."

-Melliflua.com

 

 

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Cyberchump: Secrets to Tell You

The fifth CD by cyberCHUMP combines much of the sonic elements of the ambient release Abstract Air with the instruments of Inner Grooves and the electronica of Scientists in the Trees.  Of the work, Jim says it is "somehow a travelogue."  This project is an elegant set of ambient electronica that grooves with an undertow of positive vibes.

"One of the most intriguing, unpredictable, and ENJOYABLE recording acts in ambient music.  Deliciously subversive!"

-Bill Binkelman @ Wind and Wire

 

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Cyberchump: Scientists in the Trees

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The fourth CD by cyberCHUMP drags  scratchy loop-based electronica through dark atmospheres and groove.  This project overlays complex science electro beats onto ambient textures, haunting bells, deep tonalities and melodic song structures.   

Brilliant and highly Infectious!

-Wind and Wire

"innovative arrangements and masterful playing. The surprising combinations of instruments and sophisticated  rhythms create an intoxicating blend. These guys are very good at what they do!"

-www.ambient.us

"You’re hooked instantly by the haunting melodies.  A marvelous CD!"

-www.modern-dance.uk

"The perfect sonic cocktail"

-Hypnagogue

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Experiments in Aural Soundscapes

This third CD is a diversion of cyberCHUMP.  Darkly beautiful ambient aural excursions.  This non-beat project is rich in dark atmosphere, ambience and perfect for late night chilling.

Includes guest appearances by Jason Todd (Def Harmonic) and Paul Sadler.

"very refreshing and intriguing.  Excellent album."

-VidnaObmana

"no lightweight trip into happy melodic tunes for kiddies, mature, thoughtful and ultimately pleasing."

-Modern Dance

"quality compositions, strong sound quality, excellent sequencing. A real gem"

-Dodds Wiley on Ambient.us

 

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cyberCHUMP: Inner Grooves

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The Second CD by cyberCHUMP.  Elements of jazz, lounge, eastern, electronic and organic instrumental space grooves.  cyberCHUMP continues to develop it's eclectic style with guests Jason Loveall on violin (The Danglers), Jason Todd on soprano saxophone (Def Harmonic), Mike Kashou on bass (Garbage) John Kruth on argul and others.  

"Dark-hued Psychedelia with Clever Melodies"

"Eclectic Melange of Electronic and Organic Sources"

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cyberCHUMP: Dreams Groove

The first CD by cyberCHUMP has a combination of organic and electronic grooves with electric guitar and sampled voices from shaman and gurus.  This CD is an eclectic collection of grooves that take you on a journey.  Music for driving through space.

"Funky Experimental Electronica"

"Music for Driving Through Space"

"Panoramic Guitar meets Groove-based Electronic Tune-Scapes"

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Dr. Mark Eberhage & Cyberchump

This progressive relaxation program will teach you how to reduce your tension and slip into blissful relaxation.  Created through collaboration with a psychologist and the ambient group Cyberchump.

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John Kruth: The Cherry Electric

The instrumental electric mandolin disc featuring Jason Todd. 

"Kruth is the Pete Townsend of the mandolin"

- Luka Bloom

"The best damn mandolin player around today"

 - Yank Rochell

"Kruth is banjo-ace Bela Fleck's counterpart"

 - The San Antonio Times

"Kruth picks folked-up funk to blitzkrieg bluegrass"

 - The Isthmus

"A true Renaissance man"

 - Creem

 

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Ambienism: Volume One

A self guided tour through the dream worlds of the sonic frontier, featuring a variety of ambient terrains provided by some of North America’s most progressive ambient music visionaries.  Includes the title track from cyberCHUMP's Abstract Air, Zero-One, Alpha Wave Movement, Bluetech and more.

 

 

Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns

The They Might Be Giants Story on DVD includes footage shot by Mark G. E. and M. W. Klobassa during 1987. 

Michael O'Sullivan, WASHINGTON POST
"The movie is a must-see."


Paul Sherman, BOSTON HERALD
"Gigantic is a celebration of a lasting collaboration, creative integrity and the right to be different."

for more info on film www.giganticfilm.com

Wisconsin Death Trip

James Marsh's adaptation of the Michael Lesy book.  Includes Mark G.E.'s Midwestern Gothic: The Making of Wisconsin Death Trip and other extras on this Home Vision DVD release.

"The effect is hypnotizing. There's a sense of astonishment in Wisconsin Death Trip,' as if Marsh were witnessing -- just as newspaper reports had done at the time -- a siege of unexplained madness." Edward Guthmann, THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE  

"Midwestern Gothic is "a well-made, succinct "making of" documentary...interesting for offering the perspectives of the local cast and crew, many of whom are close to the lore of Lesy's book" - Dave Luhrssen/Shepherd Express Metro

 

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