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727 beefcake. 003 + 024 + 2X = 727. cd. januar2k3

 

tracklist:

¥003-a1
*.ra
¥003-a2
*.ra
¥003-b1
*.ra
¥003-b2
*.ra
¥024-a1
*.ra
¥024-a2
*.ra
¥024-b1
*.ra
¥024-b2
*.ra
gabor´s p.s.y.c.-hosen
*.ra
volker´s t.raum-ata
*.ra

 

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hymen records received beefcake's tape 's.h.c.' in 1997. it was sent as a demo and our reaction was: 'this is the one'. their new and unconventional usage of samples and beats, their mixture between drum and bass, breakbeats and soundtrack-ish atmospheres caused euphoric reactions - first at the hymen records' office, then with open-minded listeners. Beefcake signed to hymen records at the label's very beginning (back in 1997) and earned critical praise for their first vinyl appearance, Y003. Which was an extract from the 's.h.c.' tape. so this 12" was a 'stand-alone' product and this is in contrast to the follow-up 'in medias res'. 'in medias res' can be seen as an 'add-on' to beefcake's first cd 'polycontrale contra punkte' (released in1998). Now, for the first time on CD, you can enjoy the deleted Y003 and Y024 - plus two new unreleased beefcake tracks! not a simple 'compilation', more an overview of beefcake's development from 1997 to 2002.

electronic chamber music for the eclectic listener.

 

de:bug

hymen kompiliert die beiden ersten beefcake eps, legt noch zwei neue stücke drauf und eigentlich ist schon alles perfekt. damals, so vor fünf jahren, da war alles noch nicht so extrem. ein break war ein break, eine fläche eine fläche und ein sample ein sample. klar und fließend entwickeln beefcake ihre tracks und wir gehen gleich mal ins archiv und suchen die alten vinyle, denn sowas gehört aufgelegt. auf der ersten ep eher dark und bratzig, schlagen beefcake den afx auf ihrer zweiten platte dann schon fast um längen, haben sich so unbeschwert in den kopf des herrn james hineinversetzt, dass das auch das bubblebath 12 sein könnte. killer. haben wir aber immer gewusst. (thaddi)

neural.it
http://www.neural.it/rec/beefcake727.htm

tutte le evoluzioni del suono beefcake, dal 1997 al 2002, direttamente da gabor schablitzki & volker kahl, tipicamente hymen, in ruvida guisa, tra accelerazioni, distorsonie, momenti più pacati e atmosferici, colonna sonora di un collasso mentale già avvenuto. musica elettronica da camera per ascoltatori eclettici. 'spontaenous human combustion' è il titolo dell'originario e oscuro tape da cui provengono in gran parte queste incisioni, che videro la luce negli esordi d'etichetta solo in un 12', appunto ¥003, a questo si aggiunge il capitolo ¥024, 'in media res', altro singolo, stavolta risalente all'anno 2000, e due nuove, inedite, tracce, 'gabor's p.s.y.c.-hosen' e 'volker's t.raum-ata'. noise d'n'b, ispirazioni ambientali e beats frammentati, ricerche ancora in corso, che non hanno perso il loro fascino estremo e sperimentale, pur in un orto adesso maggiormente battuto. elettronica di grande qualità ed energia, sensazioni e umori contraddittori sempre ricomposti nell'alveo di feconde creazioni. (aurelio cianciotta)

black #31

beefcake waren eine sofortige offenbarung, als sie 1997 ihre erste 12" auf hymen veröffentlichten. superwuselige beatkaskaden trafen auf deutsche samples, die endlich nicht aus horrorfilmen stammten, und soundtrackartige flächen mit streichern und diva-gesängen. auf einmal war drum'n'bass nicht mehr nur b-boy futter und uk garage r'n'b verwurstung. plötzlich gab es zwischen den breakbeats geschichten zu hören, gefühle zu spüren und man traf meinen etwas bizarr-dunklen nerv, den ich irgendwie immer nur in musik auszuleben den drang hatte. von da an waren die beiden herren aus jena meßlatte für viele und ihre 3 alben und 4 eps dauergäste in meinen abspielgeräten. hymen bringt nun die erste 12" "spontaneous human combustion", die ein auszug aus ihrem demotape war, und die als addendum zum "polycontrale contra punkte" album zu verstehende "in medias res" 12" erstmalig auf cd heraus, da das vinyl schon lange ausverkauft ist. dazu noch zwei bonustracks und wieder kann eine neue generation den einzigartigen sound von beefcake entdecken. danke beefcake, daß es dich gibt. (till)

earpollution
http://www.earpollution.com/v2/reviews/reviews-display.php?var=5083

beefcake's music has always been fascinatingly schizophrenic for me, as if they have discovered the ability to peer inside your head and sample a memory slice of every piece of music you've ever heard. the duo of gabor schablitzki and volker kahl put all these samples into one gigantic, industrial blender, puree the whole concoction for a few minutes and then feed it back to you through a crazy straw. somehow it always goes down just fine, yet i can never quite put my finger on the exact taste of what it is that i've just had. their latest release for hymen records is ¥003+¥024+2x=¥727, a ten track overview of their entire career. comprised of their first two 12-inch releases for hymen (the spontaneous human combustion 12-inch from 1997 and the in medias res 12-inch from 2000) as well as two new tracks, ¥003+¥024+2x=¥727 demonstrates how fully formed beefcake came into the world. "¥003-a1" launches you right into their scattershot world, mixing breakbeats, drum 'n' bass passages, introspective moments of repose, operatic melodies, and public service announcements in more than one language. "¥003-b1" starts with a furious drum 'n' bass opening, gets lost in a cut-up haze of static, and returns with a pair of woodwinds and string quartet in tow before thrashing all three elements together into a indigo-colored adventure soundtrack. the final track from the spontaneous human combustion 12-inch, "¥003-b2," is a faster paced chase scene -- a chattering, conga-driven idm track with an gentle guitar interlude. in retrospect, in medias res can be seen as an add-on to their 1998 cd, polycontrale contra punkte," and "¥024-a1" begins in a calmer mood, a simpler beginning before exploding into an all-out freakfest with "¥024-a2." through the course of in medias res, they explore the inclusion of scattered voices and sunlit idm melodies, leading into the first of two new tracks, "gabor's p.s.y.c.-hosen," which begins with an caterwauling voice, an eruption of sound which sounds like on of the knights who say "ni!" throwing a complete fit. shorter and a little less scattershot in the types of genre sounds which it contains, "gabor's p.s.y.c.-hosen" sets up a theme, strays from it and returns again in the end. the final track, "volker's t.raum-ata," is an summation of what we've heard so far: an atmospheric soundtrack with a tightly wound sense of pacing and confusion. something perfectly out of the mood of memento: leonard shelby is running, but he can't remember why. there's even an eight minute stretch of silence right through the middle like a hole in your mind before the final cataclysmic beat explosion. as one of the bands which helped launch hymen, it is fitting to see them return to their first label after several releases elsewhere, ¥003+¥024+2x=¥727 is a permanent reminder of beefcake's revolutionary take on how to make music and, as the strength of the material on ¥003+¥024+2x=¥727 shows, their style perseveres as they continue to experiment and to push the possibilities with their reconstructionist methods. (mark teppo)

sonic seducer

beefcake- und hymen-kennern müßte beim lesen des titels eigentlich direkt klar sein, was sie hier erwartet: die tracks der beiden 12"s "spontaneous human combustion" (hymen ¥003) und "in media res" (hymen ¥024) plus zwei aktuelle und bis dato unveröffentlichte tracks. eine gute gelegenheit also, die entwicklung von beefcake noch einmal aufzurollen: von ersten, noch etwas bedächtig vorgehenden konstrukten aus flächen und beats zu komplex geschichteten tracks, die freundlich warme energie versprühen. als kontrast dazu die beiden aktuellen tracks. gemeinsam ist beiden, daß sie vergleichsweise finster daher kommen. "garbor's p.s.y.c <http://p.s.y.c/>. hosen" geht locker als darkside nummer durch, während "volker's t.raum-ata" fließende flächen und geräuschhaften rhythmus zusammenbringt. wem die beiden 12"s bislang noch fehlten, der darf sich also über die wiederveröffentlichung freuen. (sascha bertoncin)

 

beefcake discography. 01.2k3
spontaenous human combustion. tape. 1997
spontaenous human combustion. 12" vinyl. hymen records Y003. 1997
polycontrale contra punkte. cd. hymen records Y702. 1998
in medias res. 12" vinyl. hymen records Y024. 2000
coincidentia oppositorum. cd. hymen records Y709. 2000
drei. cd. thrillbeatconstruction t.b.c.02. 2001
hote. cd. m-tronic be4. 2002
Y003 + Y024 + 2X = Y727. cd. hymen records Y727. 2003


machiste [one of machiste's members is part of beefcake]
vs. the isolations. we save the musical landscapes. 12'' vinyl. thrillbeatconstruction. t.b.c.03. 2002
the italian stallion. cd / 12'' vinyl. thrillbeatconstruction. t.b.c.04. 2002
www.thrillbeatconstruction.de

official beefcake website:
www.beefcake.cc

 

written and produced by gabor schablitzki & volker kahl

 

releasedate: late january 2k3

 

 

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