Sonic Cavemen – Talking To The Ghosts

Long time ago announced, finally the album is released. With 35 minutes running time, “Talking To The Ghosts” (CHUNK059) might be a little short, but as the music is coherent, it’s the right length. It sounds very strange: The base is minimal ambiental goth dark synthwave, thought as mantras, surrounded by totally synthesized vocals. Who the hell can think of this? Well, the Sonic Cavemen can, and finally did it…

The download is available at bandcamp here:

CHUNK RECORDS – the complete overview

CHUNK051: Slackster - The Art The Work The Reception The DeclineCHUNK051: 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…


CHUNK050: Eugen Dittberner - Thank Science For Drum MachinesCHUNK050: Eugen Dittberner – Thank Science For Drum Machines

Also believed as lost: Eugen Dittberner. His album from 2016 is more cool, technical and distantly approached than ever before. The beats are driving, the chords and samples are sparse and keep going the drive, and are rarely going total sentimental…


CHUNK049: Gina True Legs - Night MadnessCHUNK049: Gina True Legs – Night Madness

We were all glad when LT (now as “Gina True Legs”) came back in autumn 2016 with a new album after four years. And she did not a false promise: House and disco beats with a minimalistic approach, sometimes with a noise or industrial ingredient, well underproduced but atmospheric. Well done, Gina!


CHUNK048: DJ ChunkRec - Progress Of WhackCHUNK048: DJ ChunkRec – Progress Of Whack

For the first time our resident DJ produced 8 tracks of HipHop-tracks in an early 80ies manner: sparse, but hard at raw beats, scratches, telephone ringing, etc.


CHUNK047: The Virgil Bernixen Experience - Gravy Without The LumpsCHUNK047: The Virgil Bernixen Experience – Gravy Without The Lumps

In 2015 Virgil Bernixen released two very good albums, but this doesn’t come too close: There is not so much house beat left, these are 20 minute lasting computer percussion orgies which here or there miss the point. If someone is into computer jazz, this might be enjoyable…


CHUNK046: Third Bone From The House - Another Kind Of SophisticationCHUNK046: Third Bone From The House – Another Kind Of Sophistication

As the summer of 2016 went by, another artist worked on a house album in its own manner. Here industrial scapes written in a beat, there house pianos giving way for harmless rhythms and ambiences that vaguely come from the neighborhoods or the street…


CHUNK045: Electric Boogers - Tune Turn DropCHUNK045: Electric Boogers – Tune Turn Drop

In spite of Electric Boogers was conceived as a one time project, Virgil Bernixen and Daubenkötter for a second time gathered and produced cheesy, over-heated noise breakbeats with lots of obscured samples. For those who can stand the heat in their kitchen…


CHUNK044: Beta Brains - Deaf By ArrivalCHUNK044: Beta Brains – Deaf By Arrival

It’s too funny that after CHUNK043 Razortronic revived their project under new name “Beta Brains”. They also dropped the too minimalistic restricted appearance and set up a sound that comes near to Suicide as a “post proto tech punk”. We all had a good laugh at this here, but to our surprise “Deaf By Arrival” does its job well: Mostly 2 minutes lasting lofi vintage drum box and strange sample using, with whispering vocals, alternated with a low electronic voice – that’s what crazy music is all about: It’s odd, it’s different.


CHUNK043: Various Artists - Learning To Cope With Freaky StuffCHUNK043: Various Artists – Learning To Cope With Freaky Stuff

In June 2016 Gyrator compiled a lot of tracks from projects that were abandoned or were produced solely, or were too bad to make a showup on regular albums, but too good to be deleted, to a 32 track tour de force (would be three cds as records). Some tracks don’t work at all, but promising projects like the noisy Revenge Machine, the minimalistic Razortronic, as well as the ambitious Harry And Cindy Hospital never finished their stuff.


CHUNK042: Pegmayer - VaporizeCHUNK042: Pegmayer – Vaporize

As Daubenkötter, so Pegmayer. The fourth album within 15 months took its toll: “Vaporize” comes narrow to “In Control” and has few flaws in catchiness, but still manages these ambiental vintage drum box lofi-tech house with smoothed out chords and effects.


CHUNK041: Daubenkötter - Ratchet Daubenkötter And UndoCHUNK041: Daubenkötter – Ratchet Daubenkötter And Undo

It was predictable that Daubenkötter couldn’t keep his output at high frequency: “Ratchet” is the last album so far, it’s obvious that quality lacks because of the creativity burnout of the last months. Nevertheless the overlong tech noise jam “Fire” still does its job.


CHUNK040: DJ Pon Pon Goombah Bone - Baadaye Ginny HoCHUNK040: DJ Pon Pon Goombah Bone – Baadaye Ginny Ho

In May 2016 DJ Pon Pon came out with his first album in “Gqom” style. Six of seven tracks are fast, embarrassing african styled computer tracks with unusual sounds and vocal samples in dub, while the beats are tenacious and hard to conceive for western people.


CHUNK039: The Inexhaustibe Chunk Funk Band - Chunk FunkCHUNK039: The Inexhaustibe Chunk Funk Band – Chunk Funk

As you might have guessed, these “band” is not really a band, but the roles are clearly shared in a classical way: drums, percussion, bass and guitar, finally keyboards. As the groove is inexhaustible, it can go on forever. Once traced into this kind of computer funk, it’s hard to find out.


CHUNK038: Hardfrost - Temperature DropCHUNK038: Hardfrost – Temperature Drop

Conceived as a twin album to “Cold Mission” (CHUNK035), “Temperature Drop” just continues: Quite a bit weaker than the predecessor, most of the tracks can hold the standard of frozen tech beats in arctic atmosphere.


CHUNK037: Pegmayer - In ControlCHUNK037: Pegmayer – In Control

In 2016 Pegmayer continues his soft, drawn back vintage drum box tech sound surrounded by few chords and sounds filtering in the effect area. The sound is the exact opposite to over-emphasized harshness of Daubenkötter, it’s soft and dreamy, like soft psychedelic cushioned in the warm sun…


CHUNK036: Daubenkötter - Never Mind The Bullfrogs, Here Is DaubenkötterCHUNK036: Daubenkötter – Never Mind The Bullfrogs, Here Is Daubenkötter

As long as Daubenkötters creative phase had impact, the fourth album came out (the third within nine months): It’s still kind of silly sloganizing, meme using combed with punk/funk/ebm/industrial/techno grooves. A good thing that the clavinet had a comeback in few of the tracks.


CHUNK035: Hardfrost - Cold MissionCHUNK035: Hardfrost – Cold Mission

The first album in 2016 is some kind of techno project that comes with cold beats and frosty noises, surrounded by windy ambiences and lo-fi vocal phrases , seem by coming in as walkie-talkie commands. These 8-minutes-lasting stompers could be the soundtrack for a freeze adventure in arctics.


CHUNK034: Crass Harry & The New Hedonists - Raised In Guilt Died In ShameCHUNK034: Crass Harry & The New Hedonists – Raised In Guilt Died In Shame

At the same time Sudden Harry renewed his old project as “Crass Harry & The New Hedonists”. No one of the old musicians were involved, but Daubenkötter and Virgil Bernixen had much participation on it while they had a long run of creativity and ideas by their hands. The result is a electronic post punk funk album with politicized lyrics and unbounded harshness, something that is missed in the most today standard production techniques.


CHUNK033: Electric Boogers - Alarm PeopleCHUNK033: Electric Boogers – Alarm People

There was a time when Daubenkötter and Virgil Bernixen gathered to think up a new project. And Electric Boogers is the result, realized in a few days: Fast, uncompromising, some kind of cheesy breakbeats, lots of thrilling, rhythmatized sounds going on, and a lot of noise out of bounds.


CHUNK032: Gyrator - I'm Not Hear To Pleez YouCHUNK032: Gyrator – I’m Not Hear To Pleez You

After a few years the third electro album by Gyrator. It’s not the kind of strangeness that it was before, but manages puzzling electro grooves and sounds with odd vocoder to a strange experience which stands in contrast to traditional 80ies electro sounds.


CHUNK031: Dublicist - The Reptile Brain Sessions Vol 3CHUNK031: Dublicist – The Reptile Brain Sessions Vol 3

The third part of the “Reptile Brain Sessions” continues where the second part ended: Exaggerated dub experiments with a reggae background, and lots of undertones. Best viewed with good head phones to get the bass right and lots of instruments and effects. Crazy journey.


CHUNK030: Splicix - Shame HarbourCHUNK030: Splicix – Shame Harbour

Another new artist entered the scene with warm House beats on the one hand, on the other downtempo beats with vocal snippets, grooving in a dubbed, chilled atmosphere.


CHUNK029: Daubenkötter - Put That In Your Smoke And Pipe It!CHUNK029: Daubenkötter – Put That In Your Smoke And Pipe It!

Daubenkötter had a phase working on new tracks almost every day. And the next result is consequential as can be: Besides the Industrial/EBM-appeal he added some sort of funk and punk into his fast sloganized grooves. Still funny, still funky, no solos.


CHUNK028: Pegmayer - Brain Stuff What's The TrickCHUNK028: Pegmayer – Brain Stuff What’s The Trick

In October 2015 Pegmayer came out with the second album, which swims in soft tech ambiences made by vintage drumboxes and few filtered chords.


CHUNK027: Conoclast - NothingCHUNK027: Conoclast – Nothing

This first (and only) album by Conoclast combines long noise loops with some industrial production rhythms. Still strange, but not so spectacular.


CHUNK026: Daubenkötter - Some More Obsolete Jukeboxing Bullshit Routines, You Got That, Jerk!? Get Out HereCHUNK026: Daubenkötter – Some More Obsolete Jukeboxing Bullshit Routines, You Got That, Jerk!? Get Out Here

This second album by Daubenkötter continues with strong EBM beats and silly slogans, combined to long, funny floor stompers.


CHUNK025: The 404's - Motor SkillCHUNK025: The 404’s – Motor Skill

This is the band Tekhwolf (as a part) evolved into. This is some kind of math rock stumbling into monothematic tracks.


CHUNK024: The Virgil Bernixen Experience - Epileptic CrazylandCHUNK024: The Virgil Bernixen Experience – Epileptic Crazy Land

Virgil Bernixen worked on new tracks night and day in summer 2015, and finally he released a 2-cd-album with 16 new tracks. It’s still House sound in the back, but influences from Funk, Samba, Industrial, Jazz, HipHop and PostPunk fuse into furious, inflamed tracks full of energy. If “Natural Graffiti” is highly recommended, this is highly recommended plus.


CHUNK023: Eugen Dittberner - Come Get Some GroovyCHUNK023: Eugen Dittberner – Come Get Some Groovy

In August 2015 Eugen Dittberner released his second album. Compared to the first one this kind of Minimal Deep House is now recruited by vocal samples throughout, but lacks here or there of originality. Nevertheless some grooves are good.


CHUNK022: Virgil Bernixen - Natural GraffitiCHUNK022: Virgil Bernixen – Natural Graffiti

Also in June 2015 Virgil Bernixen delivered his first full length album. Beside two remixes there are eight new tracks which turned into a exciting mixture of Deep House, Noise, Seventies Jazz/Funk and PostPunk – one of the few albums which tried something really new and be original. Highly recommended.


CHUNK021: Bernixen - ViralCHUNK021: Bernixen – Viral

To start into the summer of 2015, Bernixen (a new artist here) produced a four track ep (the first time Chunk records released something like this, even it’s 31 minutes long) of some kind of distorted House music, a little like Theo Parrish, but less Jazz, more Funk and straight groove in it. Always the high noise factor is remarkable.


CHUNK020: Dublicist - The Reptile Brain Sessions Vol 2CHUNK020: Dublicist – The Reptile Brain Sessions Volume 2

The second part of the “Reptile Brain Sessions” was released in May 2015. Dublicist just continued his strange Dub Sound and managed to keep his standard.


CHUNK019: Tekhwolf - IndiscotableCHUNK019: Tekhwolf – Undiscotable

Few days later Tekhwolf came out with a twin album to “Undisclosed” – while the sound turns more into ambiental Funk, the air seems to get thinner. Tekhwolf then worked with The 404’s, then descended into obscurity.


CHUNK018: Tekhwolf - UndisclosedCHUNK018: Tekhwolf – Undisclosed

At the same time some other experimentalist Tekhwolf worked with Rock/PostPunk/Funk grooves which are filled up with long synth ambiences. This is very strange music, and also a strange kind of fun.


CHUNK017: Drinkfish - HeadsetCHUNK017: Drinkfish – Headset

Also in April 2015 experimentalist Drinkfish published an album with a lot of different tracks. Beside some Tech fillers there are Ambient pieces, long groovers and something that can not be defined clearly. It’s kinda crazy, but also kinda fun.


CHUNK016: Dublicist - The Reptile Brain Sessions Vol 1CHUNK016: Dublicist – The Reptile Brain Sessions Volume 1

In April 2015 Dublicist put his first album out. This is pure adventurous styled Dub in the lower tempo regions. Dublicist always wanted to do something that is well rooted in the original Reggae vibe -what Adrian Sherwood did in the eighties on On-U Sound-, but also wanted to be advanced noisy but not too harsh, and somewhere unpredictable while keeping the old sound. And most of the stuff works surprisingly very well.


CHUNK015: Pegmayer - ChronomodeCHUNK015: Pegmayer – Chronomode

18 months later, in March 2015 the first album of a long row of albums was released. As the first new artist Pegmayer experimented a lot with his sound, in the end he decided not to do too explicite mastering on his tracks, because this ambiental Minimal House should sound as moldy and laid back as can be, so it never comes to the fore – and this works well.


CHUNK014: Daubenkötter - In Schönheit Sterben Kann Man Ja Immer NochCHUNK014: Daubenkötter – In Schönheit Sterben Kann Man Ja Immer Noch

Also in October 2013 Daubenkötter released his first album. His influences is “Neue Deutsche Welle”, overdrawn Industrial Techno, and some kind of nonsense fun, so he used old advertising phrases to build up these tracks. It makes no sense, but the pieces are direct, driving wildly and fast – something that is mostly missing in today’s music.


CHUNK013: Kickdigger & Dr What - The Junk Starts HereCHUNK013: Kickdigger & Dr What – The Junk Starts Here

The first in October 2013 was an album with some leftovers and some new tracks in the same style as on 010. This album is a bit weaker than the first, but is also the last one so far. Dr What didn’t work on music no more, and Kickdigger only delivered some samples from time to time to other artists on Chunk Records.


CHUNK012: Nangungu Pacific - My Life As A Bush In The GhostsCHUNK012: Nangungu Pacific – My Life As A Ghost In The Bush

Also released in September 2013, NP built three overlong tracks which combine african poly-rhythm with guitar and horns blends and lots of samples. After that NP made no more music so far, but maybe he will come up with more stuff some day.


CHUNK011: Eugen Dittberner - After The BeardCHUNK011: Eugen Dittberner – After The Beard

This was released in September 2013, and Eugen Dittberner as a new artist on the label build a lot of minimal Deep House tracks which eventually move into ambience (like “Sort Of Cool”). The sound is still not common but the most commercial music here so far.


CHUNK010: Kickdigger & Dr What - The Dawning Of A Dead Plain EraCHUNK010: Kickdigger & Doctor What – The Dawning Of A Dead Plain Era

Kickdigger as sample seeker and Dr What as programmer kept on going the earlier Electro way of Gyrator. “Era” was released in August 2013 and compiled eight non-stopping, stomping Electro Funk tracks without vocals or twists – it goes just straightaway.


CHUNK009: Drinkfish - NosedropsCHUNK009: Drinkfish – Nosedrops

Almost two years later, in June 2013 CHUNK009 was released. Drinkfish seems to be the most experimental act on Chunk Records so far. Here are some noisy rhythm tracks, some tech pieces and also a beautiful ambient track, ending up in few fading sounds.


CHUNK008: Leggina Trundimonde - From The Cat HouseCHUNK008: Leggina Trundimonde – From The Cat House

The last one in 2011 was released in September. Leggina Trundimonde worked the whole summer on House tracks and released 24 tracks on a double cd. Some of them are industrial-like harsh, some are very ambient, Disco or Funk-like.


CHUNK007: Gyrator - Cabalistic StatisticsCHUNK007: Gyrator – Cabalistic Statistics

In July 2011 Gyrator released his second album on Chunk Records. “CabStats” is in fact an abandoned album which should appear also in 2007, but was never finished, so the tracks were compiled once more, added some other random pieces and remixes and then put out.


CHUNK006: Leggina Trundimonde - Cat ContentCHUNK006: Leggina Trundimonde – Cat Content

Another artist entered the scene in June 2011 with a 17 track album full of strange draft-structured electronic pieces. This is the learn phase by Leggina Trundimonde which beared some unpredictable, not really finished mostly rhythm orientated tracks which sound interesting nevertheless, so they were released.


CHUNK005: Skeletons In A Disco - Treadmill MusicCHUNK005: Skeletons In A Disco – Treadmill Music

It took 4 years to put out 005 in May 2011, meanwhile the complete setup has changed: “Treadmill Music” is full electronic build on software drum machines and features 8 tracks which hard industrial-like disco beats sound. There is no not so much variety within a track, it just builds up and stomps until the end. Actually this was a project conceived in 1981 by Gyrator and is first realized here.


CHUNK004: Gyrator Featuring Sudden Harry - Stealing Your TimeCHUNK004: Gyrator Featuring Sudden Harry – Stealing Your Time

In September 2007 this album was released which revives some old tracks back from the eighties from an earlier existence from Sudden Harry. It doesn’t really work out though there are some interesting tracks. This has nothing to do with Punk or Wave – it features electronic noisy psychedelic tracks driven by a vintage drum machine, a steady bass and guitar noises as well some philosophic lyrics.


CHUNK003: Sudden Harry & The Mighty Machines - Rampage Of The MindCHUNK003: Sudden Harry & The Mighty Machines – Rampage Of The Mind

“Rampage Of The Mind” was released in July 2007 and stands in the history of PostPunk/Funk/Dub class of 1983. While the rhythms are straight, there is a lot of noise and reverb and delay on these more or less catchy wave punk songs. And this album tells a story which is not so obvious in the first place.


CHUNK002: Gyrator - Unfair Genetics CHUNK002: Gyrator – Unfair Genetics

In February 2007 Gyrator came up with the first album in the 00’s. He earlier had released some tapes in the late 80ies with pre-BigBeat and HipHop tracks besides lots of experimental, but danceable stuff. “Unfair Genetics” are seven repeating, schamanistic (80ies)-Electro shaped tracks.



CHUNK001 CHUNK001: Thrazyvoul – Mess

The first album on Chunk Records appeared in January 2007. It’s one of the few attempts to mix drum machines with noisy shoegaze sounds, vocal-under bubbling in distorted guitars and basses. The band soon broke up after these recordings and none of the members continued making music.

Space Specs – Black Hole Light

The first album in 2017 is unexpectedly “Black Hole Light” (CHUNK058) by Space Specs. There is not so much techno structure left, it’s more something between industrial sounds and dubtechno caught in wide noise areas.

The download is available at bandcamp here:

The forecast has changed a little: Pegmayer “Chronomode Prequel” has been cancelled, we have decided not to publish these archive tracks. Hopefully, the Crass Harry and Sonic Cavemen and/or Dublicist albums will be ready this month.

  • Crass Harry & The New Hedonists – “After The Veneer..” 50%
  • Sonic Cavemen – “SC1” 40%
  • Dublicist – last album of the “Cheap Dust Sessions” – 10%.
  • The Virgil Bernixen Experience – “VB5” – 10%
  • Electric Boogers – raw stuff is in the queue -20%
  • Drinkfish – pre-checking of tracks.. 1%
  • CHUNK065 will be a “best of so far”-album…announced for March or April 2017

Dublicist – The Cheap Dust Sessions Vol 2

Here comes the second part of the “Cheap Dust Sessions” (CHUNK057). As before, the reggae lines still remain, but the dubs and reverbs are extreme to the core…

It’s not decided if there will be a third part because some of the remaining material seem to lack quality, but we will see the next weeks..

The download is available at bandcamp here:

V C Colt – Electronic Babylon

Phew. Believe it or not, but this project started in 2011 and it lasted 5 years to complete it finally (as CHUNK056), under more than soft pressure to the artist. V C Colt made lots of raw tracks, threw most of them away, started again, threw away and so on. Seven tracks remained, and #8 appeared already on CHUNK043. Anyway, this sounds like it’s  1985 again. It’s unlikely that V C Colt will release more tracks.. he’s too lazy in doing music…

The download is available here:

So the regular forecast update: The Eugen Dittberner album “ED4”  has been completely cancelled, because the new stuff were uninspiring and pointless. This remains:

  • Pegmayer – “Chronomode Prequel” 80%
  • Crass Harry & The New Hedonists – “After The Veneer..” 50%
  • Sonic Cavemen – “SC1” 20%
  • The Virgil Bernixen Experience – “VB5” – 10%
  • Dublicist – doing tracks for 1 or 2 more albums (“Cheap Dust Sessions”) – 10%.
  • Electric Boogers – raw stuff is in the queue -20%
  • Drinkfish – pre-checking of tracks.. 1%
  • CHUNK065 will be a “best of so far”-album…announced for March or April 2017