"-Listen to the rotating silver disk. You are beginning to feel sleepy."

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• November 24, 2015 update


CDR Day 2015, November 28, is very close now: next Saturday as I type this. Most of what you either need to or do know by now can be read in my previous update (below), so just a couple of reminders and clarifications this time.

• The event has gone semi-proffesional to a degree that it has an info site now:
cdrday.com. That will help you track down many of the other great artists/people/labels involved. And you can add your own info too when you join in, of course.

• There was a bit of news on The Wire's site, here. Check that, if you still don't get what it's all about.

• Let's not forget our releases for the occasion tho! They're by Three Legged Race, Twisted Krister and Erikoismies. Details plus links to clips, press statements and such in the paragraph over there => to the right, and this here newsletter.

OK. Hope to get some e-mails from you on Saturday then. I'll be here by the keyboard waiting.

• September 23, 2015 update


• Yes. It's happening again! What could be a more appropriate month to celebrate the now traditional CDR Day than November, the month of Sony's 1982 launch of the Compact Disc in Japan?
• The exact date is November 28, and just as last year we have (and this is not typical for us at all, as you know) some highly collectable, unique, special releases planned for the day—and to be ordered for that one day only(!)—this time by Three Legged Race as well as Erikoismies. More details as the day draws closer. Ooh, the suspense …
• And it's not just us us us of course, but a bunch of others too that have their minds set on making this an event to remember in the CDr world. At the time I type this at least Drvg Cvltvre (NL), Pink Twins (FIN), Mesak of the Harmönia label (GER), Dave Sector of Sector 12/12 (UK), Teemu Korpipää of Poop on Tape Cassettes etc. etc. (FIN), O Samuli A's Pelle Sensibile label (FIN) and Moving Furniture (NL) as well as Hacker Farm, Erikoisdance and 2000AD related renaissance creative Kek-W have announced on Twitter they're up to something too.
• That could be the best media for keeping track of where it's all going at the moment, by the way, Twitter: #CDRDay2015 and #CDRDay.

Also, do note that this is an uncentralized, totally open to all, amebic event. So dust off those burners, CDR heads, and join in!

• June 2, 2015 update


• It wasn't until after my semi-recent interview for the June issue (#376) of the magazine that I fully grasped what a bunch of uppermost level pros the people who write for The Wire are.
• Based on my horror-struck gasps for air and the little wheezy sounds in between the long, distressingly total silences over the phone, Daisy Hyde wrote an exhaustively detailed history of this our little label, defining quite accurately what it is we're about, and even threw in some mini-reviews of the last couple of releases, like it's no big deal!
• Check it out. It's good. Must have read it close to 50 times myself already, and it just gets better!
• And as if that wouldn't have been enough to make us total egocentric as*hole rock-stars, they even offered us the break to have some stuff streamed via their site as an add-on. So, one track fully
exclusive, one unreleased and another one hitherto not heard on the internet before, by TFC, Non-baryonic Form and Hauskat kotivideot are now up on their site => HERE.

• May 12, 2015 update


• This Friday (May 15) O Samuli A (Power Nap Recordings/Pelle Sensibile) is throwing a release party for his LP to be released on that same day, Field Trip, in the basement of Putte's (that place where they serve pizza as real food) in Helsinki.
• Both Mesak, JS666 and OSA himself will play, which will of course be great. The reason we command you––our loyal horde of (9) CDr heads––to pilgrimmage there is however the fact that the most semi-reclusive techno half-enigma of them all, the self-proclaimed kings of backwards futurist avant armchair dad-noise, **Sauce & Cop** will leave their comfortable, suburban flatscreen TV-dens to surface and play there too!

There's a Facebook event <= there, if you're into that kind of stuff.

• April 2, 2015 update


"Cornwall shielded his eyes against the glare as he watched the Daikon disappear into the maze of canopied stalls that made up the southern end of Hexanstrasse. State moved its sky-mirrors into their midday configuration, dimming Merope’s light to a milky opalescence the colour of a cataract."

• That was a passage from Kek-W's (2000 AD, Hacker Farm, Cap'n Dinosaur etc. etc.) half of Erikoisdance 30, the sci-fi short prose and miniature techno split we're releasing today. Below is a medley of clips from Toby Esterhaus's part.

Out now on CDr and xerox copy! Order yours today!

• March 26, 2014 update


• Here's a video for you to spend your time with, while waiting for Erikoisdance 30, the sci-fi short prose and microscopic techno split with Kek-W and Toby Esterhaus, to drop next week. Video production and cinematography by the mysterious T. Esterhaus himself.
• Check this space for more info soon! And do pre-order if you feel like it of course.

• January 27, 2015 update


• OK, this is not the actual, official update with links to intricately detailed, spell-checked press releases and all that yet, but as we surprised ourselves with suddenly having a release ready to burn and circulate we might as well serve it up and start taking orders now. So, voilà!
• It's a 40 minute CDr split between our favorite below-underground backwards futurist avant techno and dad-noise enigma
Sauce & Cop and just recently surfaced, equally semi-secretive and wraithlike hypno drum-machine driver(s?) Coltor, including a Three Legged Race remix kindly provided by cross-disciplinary multi-talent, design icon and international festival circuit drinking buddy of ours, Robert Beatty!

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(See ordering info at top of page)

• Erikoisdance 31
Release: Rope Commercial Vol. 3
Artist: Three Legged Race
Running time: 22 min
Format: CDr + xerox
Out: Nov 28, 2015

CDR DAY 2015 SPECIAL –– Part 3 of TLR's Rope Commercial
saga. A record so good, anything you hear on the radio
afterwards will sound like a weird absurdist joke.

For sale for one day only, November 28, 2015.
2 euros + P&H.

Clips: Previews on Soundcloud
PDF: Full press release

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• Erikoisdance 32._
Release: Atomics / Nyquist-Shannon Theorem
Artist: Twisted Krister / Erikoismies
Running time: depends
Format: CDr('s)
Out: Nov 28, 2015

CDR DAY 2015 SPECIAL –– Two approx. 30 minute productions
cut into equal measures and distributed evenly between anyone
placing their order on November 28, 2015. Every CD burned
will be a future benchmark of uniqueness.

For sale for one day only, November 28, 2015.
2 euros + P&H. Maximum 1 CDr per order, sorry!

Clips: Previews on Soundcloud
PDF: Full press release

(See ordering info at top of page)
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• Erikoisdance 30
Release: eP (audio) / The Courier (short prose)
Artist: Toby Esterhaus / Kek-W
Running time: approx 20 min
Format: CDr + xerox copy
Out: April 2015

Sci-fi short prose and miniature techno split by Somerset,
UK's finest and some other secret location's most secretive.

"It marries audio and text to create a techno-infused
sci-fi fable."
Daisy Hyde--The Wire

Clips: Preview medley on Soundcloud
PDF: Full press release

• Erikoisdance 21
Release: [Untitled split CDr]
Artist: Coltor/Sauce & Cop + Three Legged Race mix
Running time: approx 39:00 min
Format: CDr
Out: January 2015

OUT NOW! Another great Erikoisdance release!
Yes: "–Release first, write press statement later"--that's
how underground WE are! So, ORDER NOW, and then follow
this space for soon to appear detailed release info, to be
just as techno as us. (Edit, Feb 11: press release added.)

"Arpeggiokuvio risteilee kimaltelevan maton päällä kuin
muumipeikko, joka herää talviuniltaan."
Toni Korpi/Toni Kursu--Sellon kirjasto

Clips: Preview medley on Soundcloud
PDF: Full press release

• Erikoisdance 23–…
Release: [TBA]/Cross-interleaved Error Correction
Artist: Twisted Krister/Erikoismies
Running time: varying
Format: CDr('s)
Out: November 5, 2014

Two unique, made-to-order tracks and item-specific,
recycled artwork/packaging make this (CD) Record(able)
Store Day 2014 Special the ultimate CDr culture
**KVLT** totem!

A series of releases in the Hyper-limited edition of
one (1!). Outrare that, suckas!

For sale for one day only, November 5, 2014.
2 euros + P&H. Maximum 2 CDr's per order, sorry.

• Erikoisdance 19
Release: Live at Mannerheimintie 100 B 48,
December 31, 1998

Artist: Mallisto
Running time: approx 22:30 min
Format: CDr (+ 30 cm X 33 cm folded xerox inlay)
Out: March 4, 2014

Until very recently hyper rare nineties art-school synth
live recording enters burn-on-demand domain!

"A Casio-updated Young Marble Giants, […] or a lounge
band enclosed in experimental scare quotes."
Dan Barrow--The Wire

Clips: Preview medley on Soundcloud
PDF: Full press release

Erikoisdance Christmas Download Jams 2013
Artist: Drvg Cvltvre/Espoon Sähkö
/Harmony Metro Man/Sauce & Cop
/Twisted Krister

Running time: approx 10 min
Format: Format: Free DL (320 Kbps mp3)
Out: December, 2013

From us to You -- The Erikoisdance Christmas Download
campaign 2013! As experienced on
Soundcloud last
christmas. Now DL the whole bundle + artwork in one simple
click, here:

DOWNLOAD (23.4 MB zip)

• Erikoisdance 18
Release: Everything Oblivion
Artist: Drvg Cvltvre
Running time: approx 36 min
Format: CDr (+ 30 cm X 33 cm folded xerox inlay)
Out: May 17, 2013

A meticulously rendered, hi-fi t take on hard-acid,
Dutch sewer tracks and such, by master of the trade
Vincent Koreman (Ra-X, Dr. Rhythm, Junior Rafael
etc., and now DG).

"It works as a kind of hostile party record."
Dan Barrow--The Wire

"A cross between Seefeel, Sunn O))), and the Modern
Love label […] that provides the missing link between
Matias Aguayo, Marcel Dettmann, and moombahton."
Philip Sherburne--spin.com

Clips: Preview medley on Soundcloud
PDF: Full press release,
Inlay artwork

• Erikoisdance 16
Release: Jonkun on ymmärrettävä mitä tehdään
Artist: Sauce & Cop
Running time: approx 66 min
Format: CDr (+ 30 cm X 33 cm folded xerox inlay)
Out: March 8, 2013

Full length electro brut retrospective 1996–2013, by
enigmatic South Finland home recordists.

+ Bonus disc! V/A, SIMO Tracks, Appendices 1–2:
Additions and Corrections
(Erikoisdance 17) ships for
free with every order of issue # 16 (only), as long as
**limited** stock lasts.

Clips: Preview medley on Soundcloud
Free DL: Kranzbyhler Original on Soundcloud

• Erikoisdance 15
Release: SIMO Tracks
Artist: Erikoismies
Running time: approx 32 min
Format: CDr (+ 30 cm X 33 cm folded xerox inlay)
Out: June 19, 2012

The long overdue follow up to 2008's CDr Tracks.
Setting new standards for both creativity and deadline

"The range of different shapes and moods that Erikoismies
coaxes out of just a synth, a drum machine and a tape
recorder is beguiling"
Adam Harper--The Wire

Clips: S.I.M.O. Tracks preview medley
PDF: Inlay artwork
More preview tracks on Soundcloud

• Erikoisdance 14
Release: Ringbahn / [s/t]
Artists: Hauskat kotivideot / Twisted Krister
Running time: –– min
Format: CDr (+ 30 cm X 33 cm folded xerox inlay)
Out: 2010

"Homely but unhinged […] gems of stylistic
idiosyncrasy and gorgeous personality"
Adam Harper--The Wire

Clips: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Free DL: Version* by Hkv (320 Kbps mp3)
*) Special download-only instrumental bonus mix!
PDF: Artwork and liner notes

• Erikoisdance 13
Release: Juhannus 3008
Artists: Mallisto

New weird forest synth of Finland by obscure 90's band.

Photo: 1998  
Free DL: Juhannus 3008 (320 Kbps mp3)

• Erikoisdance 12
Release: Moskstraumen
Artists: Die Todesmaschine

Olde recordings by our in-house outsider dance supergroup.
Remix by Vince The Prince.

Free DL: Kosto elää (320 Kbps mp3)

• Erikoisdance 11
Release: Sähkölasku
Artists: Omni Gideon

Midi jazz and synth funk reduced to a pulp. Remix by
Helsinki house legend ODJ Harri.

Free DL: Ytterbium 13 (320 Kbps mp3)

• Erikoisdance 10 (FREE Internet Edition)
Release: New Age Home Recordings
Artist: Mr. Yakamoto
Running time: approx 30 min
Format: Free DL (128 Kbps mp3)
Out: June 26, 2012 (original CDr release 2008)

Neo new age synthesizer music.

DOWNLOAD (33.8 MB zip)

• Erikoisdance 9 (FREE Internet Edition)
Release: CDr Tracks
Artist: Erikoismies
Running time: approx 35 min
Format: Free DL (320 Kbps mp3)
Out: June 26, 2012 (original CDr release 2008)

"It's hard to pinpoint why Erikoismies's handle on bygone
electronic esoterica is so refreshing"
David Stubbs--The Wire

DOWNLOAD (49.2 MB zip)

• Erikoisdance 8
Release: Diabolus in musica
Artists: V/A

Occult electronics by Bernardo Washington, Elektrisk
bydåre, Chris Angel and others.

Free DL:
Homage to Jan Johansson by Rött hot (320 Kbps mp3)

• Erikoisdance 7
Release: Stereo Balance in The Phythm Part
Non-baryonic Form

Outsider dance, freeform post-house, drum machine
music, you name it.

Clips: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Free DL: 315 (320 Kbps mp3)
Puujumala (320 Kbps mp3)

• Erikoisdance 6
Release: Complete Works
Artist: Poly-T

Primitive computer edits, stuck CD player style.

• Erikoisdance 5
Release: The West Coast Monosyna Sound
Artists: Crosstime Kangs vs. Erikoismies

• Erikoisdance 4
Release: Digitaalikirous
Artists: V/A

Non-baryonic Form, Hauskat kotivideot and others.

Free DL:
Extrasensory Perception by Non-Baryonic Form
(320 Kbps mp3)

• Erikoisdance 3
Artist: [non-specified]

Headphone music for doomed to fail polar expeditions
and night-time crayfishing alike.

Free DL: Theme from Endurance (320 Kbps mp3)

• Erikoisdance 2
Release: Have You Seen This Erikoismies
Artist: Erikoismies

More Erikoismies tracks.

Free DL: Acid 220305 (320 Kbps mp3)

• Erikoisdance 1
Release: Ravaged by The Nu Age
Artist: Erikoismies

Rough, homegrown monosynth music.

Free DL: Track 3 (320 Kbps mp3)