Periskop tracks on the Bifrost compilation by Iboga Records

Periskop Bifrost Compilation on Iboga Records

Earlier this month, two Periskop tracks were released on a digital compilation called Bifrost by Danish electronic music imprint Iboga Records. Iboga was started in the late 90s as a psytrance label, and has since grown to be one of the largest on that scene. While there is generally a tendency towards orthodoxy within the psytrance movement, Iboga has always had a somewhat open approach to what else was going on.

The aim of the Bifrost-compilation is said to display “varieties of the downtempo genre”. It was compiled by the Danish solo act Erot, who predominantly selected other Danes. I guess this explains the Norse mythology theme.

The first Periskop track is also the opener on the compilation. Horizon is a deep dubby track with some industrialized elements. I also made a vocoder sing “mad world”. It is a revised version of one of my older solo productions, which was originally picked for a never-finished solo release on Ultimae Records in the late 00’s. The track was included in an earlier form on the Periskop – 40 multi-album release as Periskop – 3. II.

As the concept of the compilation was based on the selected acts remixing each other, Erot did a remix of Horizon, and I remixed a track by him:

Listen to the compilation on YouTube or find it on platforms like Beatport or the legendary Psyshop.

Periskop set on The Memoir with unreleased solo and collaboration work

Gustave Dore shipwreck corsaire

After several podcasts with Periskop DJ sets over the last few years, I decided it was time to make a set just with my own material. As I don’t do live PA’s, I did not have an existing Periskop live set to adapt, and could think everything from scratch for this podcast appearance.

The set is podcasted as the fifth episode of Swedish podcast series The Memoir, which “is a place where talented electronic music producers are invited to make a recording consisting entirely of their own creations. A memoir.” It is operated by Hypnus Records, that is also responsible for the sibling deep techno label Kabalion Records. The latter has been the main outlet for Periskop releases these last few years.

Periskop Old Laptop Fruity Loops

In 2015, I dug out my old Windows 2000 (beta) music making laptop again to fix some tracks for the 2015-2016 releases. It has stayed operational since then, and I have worked on it a handful of times during 2016-2017 to make various dark ambient and deep techno tracks. Some of these unreleased efforts are featured in this set (tracklist below), and count remakes of old tracks and further work on old sketches.

The set also features some of my collaboration work – old and new. The two Periskop & Kiloton tracks are from a large body of work made in the mid-00s with the talented but sadly nonprolific Kiloton project. His only album to date is the 2010 LP Language Lost on Uhrlaut Records. The last part of the set is a track from the Danish doom metal band SOL, with which I am currently affiliated. The track is from recent recording sessions following our release of The Storm Bells Chime on Avantgarde, 2016.

Tracklist:

01. Periskop & Kiloton – 20050307
02. Periskop – Immerse (Component IX) [Kabalion Records]
03. Periskop – Untitled
04. Periskop – Untitled
05. Periskop – Untitled
06. Periskop – North IV [Kabalion Records]
07. Periskop – Untitled
08. Periskop – North III [Kabalion Records]
09. Periskop & Kiloton – 20050426
10. SOL – Untitled (Instrumental version)

Periskop set on The Memoir podcast Gustave Doré

The artwork for the podcast is in line with the rest of The Memoir series, and features an illustration by Gustvare Doré, 1856.

Previous Periskop sets currently online:

Second Wave Podcast 15, 2016
Inveins Podcast 16, 2016
Tripalium Podcast 34, 2016
Awareness Podcast 8, 2015
Sunday Night Wrongness, 2003

Periskop DJ set podcasted by Second Wave

Periskop Second Wave podcast

Yet another Periskop DJ set has been podcasted. This time as the 15th episode of the Dutch podcast Second Wave. It is curated by a techno event organization of the same name operating out the southern Netherlands, who also made the podcast artwork.

The main bulk of the set consists of slow dark atmospheric techno with a contemporary sound. Many of the tracks have been selected because they work at a much lower tempo than they were produced. Unlike previous sets like the one for Tripalium, only a handful +10 year old tracks were included, and none from the 90s. The tracklist (scroll down) also features a Periskop track from the recently released North EP.

As with the recent Periskop set for Inveins, I have made a rather long bleak dark ambient intro. Not just to build up anticipation but also to get the listener down to a certain level of mood and calmness. For those who prefer a purely ambient DJ set that stays in that depressive/pessimistic state, the Periskop set for Awareness from 2015 and the Sunday Night Wrongness mix from 2003 are also online.

Tracklist

Biosphere – Inverse (Touch, 2004)
Cities Last Broadcast – Glossolalia (Cryo Chamber, 2016)
Raison d’être – The Wasteland (Cold Meat, 2000) ‎
Herbst9 – Bloodmoon Ritual (Loki, 2003)
Arditi – Heroic Age (Equilibrium, 2015)
Mas – Chaotique Schéma de la Ville (LPC, 2016)
Sigha – 04 (Avian, 2015)
Loscil – Le Plongeur (Kranky, 2002)
Samuel Kerridge – Operation Neptune (Blueprint, 2014)
Hkkptr – Verrat (Modular Mind, 2016)
Luigi Tozzi – Demearsal Zone (Hypnus, 2016)
Vatican Shadow – The Triumph Of Religion (Hospital, 2010)
Periskop – North III (Kabalion, 2016)
Dubit – Consequences (Several Reasons, 2015)
Claudio PRC & UNC – MDXLIV (TGP, 2015)
SNTS – Disappearance Of Fate (47, 2016)
Chris Liebing / Speedy J – Assault (NovaMute, 2005)
Pact Infernal – Circle VII (Violence) (Samurai Hero, 2016)
Toroidh – Europe Is Dead VI (205/Cold Spring, 2001)

Previous Periskop DJ sets currently online

Inveins Podcast 16, 2016
Tripalium Podcast 34, 2016
Awareness Podcast 8, 2015
Sunday Night Wrongness, 2003

Periskop DJ set on the Inveins podcast

Periskop Inveins Artwork by Horty Shooter

Another Periskop DJ set has been podcasted. This time as the 16th episode on Inveins. It is a 1 hour mix of deep techno and dense atmospheres from 1996-2016 with emphasis on darker sounds and immersive aspects from drones and repetitive beats. I tried to use tracks from the entire period, but the majority of tracks that fitted together turned out to be from the late 90s and the last few years. The set also features a track from the recent Periskop – North EP. Scroll down to see the track list.

Inveins is an Italian podcast started in July 2015, but has already released 16 episodes – many of them worth a listen. The podcast artwork was selected by Inveins and made by photographic artist Horty Shooter.

Tracklist

Arktau Eos – Stillatory of Umbræ (Aural Hypnox 2009)
Porter Ricks – Biokinetics 2 (Chain Reaction 1996)
Thomas P. Heckmann – 05:08:72 (Mille Plateaux 1999)
Plaster – Tangle (Stroboscopic Artifacts 2013)
Wychdoktor – Empires Fall (Amnion Remix) (No label 2015)
Plastikman – Converge (NovaMute 1998)
Stewart Walker – Cocoa (Force Inc 1999)
Abdulla Rashim & Axel Hallqvist ‎- Mark (Claudio PRC Remix) (Semantica 2015)
Periskop – North IV (Kabalion 2016)
Flint Glass – Heliotrop (Brume 2002)
Surgeon – Shaper of the Unknown (Downwards 2001)
Ntogn – They Soar Through Flames (Tome 2016)
Gas – Zauberberg 5 (Mille Plateaux 1997)
Function / Vatican Shadow – The Nemesis Flower (Hospital 2014)
Urfaust – Apparitions (Ván 2015)

Previous Periskop DJ sets

For those interested in my approach to mixing and performing as a DJ, I have written a few words here. Other DJ sets currently available online:

Tripalium Podcast 34 (Dark ambient, deep techno and bleak acid techno tracks from 1993-2016)

Awareness VIII (Industrial ambient and drone ambient from the late 90s and early 00s)

Sunday Night Wrongness (Home recorded mix from 2003)