CHUNK064: Killjoe – Killjoe’d
Killjoe fills the gap that Daubenkötter has left. Funky, fast, very fast, and lots of silly vocoder. A cross of electroclash, punk funk and Electro.
CHUNK064 marks the end of the cycle: Since March 2015, in less than two years, there were 50(!) records produced, from January 2007 until 2015 only 14. Next is CHUNK065, a best of compilation; after that the further production will be reduced, very reduced.
CHUNK063: Splicix – Circle Crossing
Here comes new stuff by Splicix. The first album here that was produced in vaporwave style, but in basic is still house or downbeat, with a funky flavour..
CHUNK062: The Virgil Bernixen Experience – A Hammer Through My Boombox
The new album by Virgil Bernixen just goes off “Natural Graffiti” (CHUNK022) and combines predominantly tracks from that phase with a small amount of new ones..
CHUNK061: Dublicist – The Cheap Dust Sessions Volume Three
Here is the third and last part of “The Cheap Dust Sessions”. Contains only five tracks, but some of them are overlong – 13 and 15 minutes, this has Grateful Dead dimensions…
CHUNK060: Crass Harry & The New Hedonists – After The Veneer Of Democracy Has Faded
This album marks a milestone of Chunk Records in 2017. There were several months work on this going on, and the result is a hard electronic, Funk beat, Dub, Industrial, quotation sound collage with its knee deep roots in the early eighties, and specially in On-U, Mark Stewart and Tackhead. And it has some political approach.
CHUNK059: Sonic Cavemen – Talking To The Ghosts
The second album of 2017 is almost different to all albums on Chunk Records. “Talking To The Ghosts” is some kind of reduced vintage dark goth synth pop mantras, with whispering synthesized vocals off any humanity, like the ghosts themselves did this. It’s strange, very psychic…
CHUNK058: Space Specs – Black Hole Light
“Black Hole Light”, the first for 2017, continues where “Outspaced” stopped: Swooshy Tech beats in Dub with lots of washed sounds, meanwhile the Techno factor is giving up ground to more sophisticated beat structures…
CHUNK057: Dublicist – The Cheap Dust Sessions Volume Two
As Vol one, so Vol Two: Dub-Reggae in wide reverb areas.
CHUNK056: V C Colt – Electronic Babylon
V C Colt produced this album sporadically since 2011 and finally finished it in 2016. The goal was, to get into the near of the 1985-sound of Cabaret Voltaire, hard neon-lighted dance tracks from the electronic sampler, dubs and diminished power sound.
CHUNK055: Dublicist – The Cheap Dust Sessions Volume One
The second series from the dub kitchen of Dublicist is called “Cheap Dust”. And the first part shows that this is much different to the “Reptile Brain”-series. Based still on slow Reggae beats, the focus is more on wide reverbs like in parking garages or very wide rooms, where the sounds seem to get lost between the air molecules.
CHUNK054: Space Specs – Outspaced
Here we have long, experimental DubTechno tracks with (almost steady) bass drum and swooshy sounds, appearing in filters and reverbs. Turn the volume up and get lost like in oceanic waves just washing over you…
CHUNK053: Conjoined Beat Bot – Radio Beat Bot
“Radio Beat Bot” stands in the tradition of raw, heavy funk/hiphop beats joined with noises and dubs, almost Keith LeBlanc did it in his heydays ca.1986.
CHUNK052: The Inexhaustible Chunk Funk Band – The Weird Side Of Chunk Funk
As there were a lot of tracks left (plus a few new ones), The ICFB released another album with their weirder GoGo-inspired Funk tracks. The ingredients remain the same, but it turns out to be weird…
CHUNK051: Slackster – The Art The Work The Reception The Decline
Another new artist with an industrial techno approach appeared in autumn 2016: Slackster. Hard beating drums meeting unfriendly basses and few vocal samples in a neon environment where from time to time something is happening between the lines…
CHUNK064: Killjoe – Killjoe’d