[ot] interview with James stinson (drexciya)

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[ot] interview with James stinson (drexciya)

Post by martin808 » Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:56 pm

HERE


sorry for being a bit random here but i thought maybe some people here would appreciate this.
an extremely rare interview with the the late James stinson. I think it was the only interview he ever did. he died only a few months after this. It's quite spooky when he's talking about his health towards the end.

he was a massive influence on me and many others. I still think he made the most amazing electronic music ever. unparralled as far as i'm concerned.

R.I.P james

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Post by martin808 » Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:58 pm

sorry, I cant get that url to work. you will have to drag the whole thing in to your browser. :oops:

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Post by forge » Tue Apr 11, 2006 12:55 am

interesting listen

I find it really interesting to hear about his ethos of cutting himself off and how he really worried about external influences tainting his ideas

I've kind of been having the total opposite where for a while I was taking a similar approach but I kind of ground to a halt

I wonder how much of that is down to not believing in your own authenticity and thinking it cant be good without some kind of external gratification or genre categorisation?


definitely inspiring to listen to and I def got the impression he knew he didnt have long left

it's as if his short life was the reason he was so scared of tainting his authenticity - he wanted to make sure what he left behind was totally his

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Post by John_TT » Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:54 am

Certainly not the only interview James ever did. And now for some shameless self-promotion :) :

http://technotourist.org/modules.php?op ... e&artid=15

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Post by robtronik » Tue Apr 11, 2006 4:19 pm

what did he die of?

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Post by mike holiday » Tue Apr 11, 2006 5:46 pm

robtronik wrote:what did he die of?

rob.

http://www.phinnweb.org/links/artists/drexciya/
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Post by leisuremuffin » Tue Apr 11, 2006 6:51 pm

The hair on the back of my neck stands up every time i hear "wavejumper."

What an amazing track.

Just try to get a software synth to sound like that. I dare you.


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Post by martin808 » Tue Apr 11, 2006 6:58 pm

I feel the same way way about "let me be me" off the other peoples place album. I cant place what it is about it but it makes me shivver.

good to see fans of drexciya on this board.

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Re: [ot] interview with James stinson (drexciya)

Post by Brittney Sparse » Tue Apr 11, 2006 8:06 pm

Wow. I admit I was never a huge fan but I an respect a man who has made his bones in the biz and striven to create something unique. Another giant whose shoulders I beg to stand on. I admire dedication on any level. Damn.
martin808 wrote:HERE


sorry for being a bit random here but i thought maybe some people here would appreciate this.
an extremely rare interview with the the late James stinson. I think it was the only interview he ever did. he died only a few months after this. It's quite spooky when he's talking about his health towards the end.

he was a massive influence on me and many others. I still think he made the most amazing electronic music ever. unparralled as far as i'm concerned.

R.I.P james

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Post by corkyburger » Tue Apr 11, 2006 8:09 pm

Thanks for this link. Drexciyas music is some of the best electronic music to come out of Detroit, actually it is some of the best to come from this planet!

I didn't know he had died. Lets hope he is enjoying his own bubble metropolis

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Post by martin808 » Tue Apr 11, 2006 8:55 pm

http://dreamchimney.com/oftheday/index. ... 105&otd=11

that was real. I heard of another going for £4000 as well.

it was stinsons first record apparently and ultra rare.
http://www.discogs.com/release/249283

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Post by markaugust » Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:19 pm

"let me be me" is amazing
those basssounds are a clear example of what softsynths still can't do
(sorry, just got my first true analog piece of gear today (sh-101) and allready knew but now know again!)
let's all not forget "bubble metropolis"
woeha...

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Post by lola » Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:17 am

For me the best he ever did is japanese telecom.
All that hardware in perfectly sync

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Post by markaugust » Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:05 am

corkyburger wrote: Lets hope he is enjoying his own bubble metropolis
jeez... missed that

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Post by interceptor » Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:59 pm

lola wrote:For me the best he ever did is japanese telecom.
All that hardware in perfectly sync
And for me it's:

Drexciya - The Journey Home

*GOOSEPUMPS*

This almost makes me wanna cry. Seriously. It's got so much soul!

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