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Jätten – ES2@120BPM

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Creative and DJ friendly music created on the Electribe Sampler 2.
All tracks have been performed at recent Liquid Sky parties in Umeå and tried out on a dancing audience (some of them where even created there on the spot).


The Album

The Mixtape

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIPQEfEQA4U

A Megamix of the tracks combined with a videomontage.
The concept for the video is a parallell universe in which Earth has a total female population and everyone works in advertising.

Jätten & Enzyme – Bas På Svenska #2

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

Mer elektroniska bastoner på svenska.
Varav endast två (max tre) texter argumenterar för att den sociala stratifieringen i Västerbotten bör bekämpas med hjälp av kannibalism.

På Albumet finns också ett stycke Skrew Disco av Enzyme och Jätten från 2009 (Dont go to the stars) som av oförklarliga skäl inte publicerats tidigare.
Samt en tidig casio-improvisation (Aron Spelling) som nu , på gott och ont, har släppts ut från en av Jättens externa hårddiskars katakomber.

Jätten, Filip & Lilla Ruth -Sokka

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

New Acid-fueled album by Jätten and friends.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7oYw-EEYm0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xudHwf8K2CA

Electro för Kurdistan

Thursday, April 16th, 2015


”Electro för Kurdistan” är en stödskiva där alla pengar går till läkarvolontärer från Svenska Kurdiska Läkarsällskapet (KLS) som hjälper flyktingar från Kobane och Shingal.

När Jätten (eller Erik Emanuelsson som han också kallas) började att komponera albumet fanns det inte någon tanke om att det skulle bli en stödskiva. ”Jag kände att albumet var så pass bra och tillgängligt att jag faktiskt kunde förvänta mig att folk skulle vara villiga att betala för det” säger Jätten, som oftast inte tar betalt för sina låtar. ”Men de föredömliga samhällen som nu hotas av Islamska Statens framfart inspirerade mig att istället samla in pengar till KLS”.
Albumet började som en instrumental hommage till Kraftwerk men kom att blandas upp med min inre bild av ett framtida självständigt Kurdistan”.
När jätten var liten så gillade han att ligga på en madrass och lyssna på tvättmaskinen. Han började göra elektronisk musik i början av 90talet och har sen dess uppträtt som improvisationsmusiker och discjockey på många klubbar och festivaler runtom i Skandinavien. Jätten driver själv skivbolaget Basbotten som nu släpper ”Electro för Kurdistan” globalt på sin bandcamp.

https://youtu.be/YU-J3iGgvKI
https://youtu.be/WZyYzJsjSKE

Post-African Repetition – New Techno EP with Jätten

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

The first EP in this series consists of Jättens Latin-influenced developments of Swedish Minimal Techno.

Get it for free HERE

Click HERE to check out the music videos for the release

http://youtu.be/7z59vRisDJA

In 1995 the avantgarde composer Stockhausen was asked by the magazine Wire to listen to tracks by techno and electronica producers like Aphex Twin and Plastikman. His harsh reviews became quite unintentionally humorous as he complained over what he called “post-African repetitions” and adviced the artists to listen to his own mid-nineteen century compositions.

Not much have changed since then as electronic music that doesnt adopt the musical conventions of either pop or avantgarde is still stuck between a rock and a hard place.

Sweden that has a reputation of supporting their artists are a good example of that. The Swedish government founding of music is aimed at conventional art, folk and avantgarde music. All other types of music for example techno, punk or Skweee is supposed to be founded by the music industry (and to a lesser degree through study circles, a model that doesnt fit the electronic scene where most of the music is being made by individuals in their bedrooms). The result of that is that experimental musicians in Sweden today either have to look for an alternative source of income or adopt the nostalgic convetions of music founded by the pop-industry or the government.

We at Basbotten belives that the definitions of groundbreaking music is not up to date. The Post-African Repetitionism series is therefore aimed at moving ahead by doing the opposite of what Stockhausen suggests (hence the cover with the composer being put upside down) while neither adapt to the conventions of Pop. We don’t share the perspective that music that it is possible to dance to automatically is less developed (a perspective that comes to the surface in the paradox of terms like IDM) and we are not ashamed to be a part of a “so-called post-African” tradition of music.

 

Carnevalistic Techno From Jätten

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVYSVPLj1is

Conceptual techno from Jätten

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Violent and misogynic images from Mtv mashed beyond recognition. But is the feelings still there? In the same sense as the spectre of a violent event inside a home abandoned a long time ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv-Ws6KDj_c

Jätten & Fröken Lemur – The dead drummer EP

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

 

CLICK HERE to read a review of the release.

This is something as rare as an techno EP based on an 19th centuary gothic horror poem. Jätten worked on the EP for almost a year(starting 2011). The influences from swedish techno and latin music are frequent through the whole release even tough the musical emphasis differs between the tracks. The lyrics was performed by Fröken Lemur and was after that chopped up, modulated and distorted as a final touch to the tracks.

Promo mix:

New free EP with jätten

Sunday, February 26th, 2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua-y6XXRe8Q&list=PLFA5A281C8817E40C&index=19&feature=plpp_video

In a time when the computer is a more common tool in most studios than for example samplers or synths have Basbotten Records decided to present other ways to make electronic music. Thats why we started this series of compilations to spread musical diversity and show exciting contemporary alternatives to electronic music made with VST’s and sample libraries. This first release consists of tracks made by Jätten during february 2012.

Stream the tracks or Get the whole EP for free at basbotten. Complete with bonusmaterial and alternative takes.

Check also out the full music videos HERE.