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Additions 22 January 2024

Analog film for the music release Perlipop LP by Pile. Perlon, Germany 1999, and Swayzak analog rebirth tour

By Thomas (2000 Underground Music)

On 12 January 2024, we got an email from Benjamin Wild, who has released on Force Inc. Music Works, and his knowledge of analog music gear is amazing.

He sent us a link to Double Standards’ Vimeo account, who are a graphic communication design studio with over 35 years expertise, in developing creative solutions for commercial and cultural clients, based in Berlin, Germany. And the owner and founder Chris Rehberger, who designed many of the Perlon vinyl record covers (that are very distinct) (see Labron-Johnson, 2015; Unicomb, 2016), made available a collaboratively produced video, called Pile Perlipop, Perlon 1999 (video), for the release.

Perlipop LP by Pile. Perlon, Germany 1999

Video for the release Perlipop LP by Pile. Perlon, Germany 1999.

Video by Chris Rehberger (1999, November 10), distributed under a CC0 4.0 Deed license, from https://vimeo.com/100914873.

You have to sign-in to view the video on Vimeo, but there is the option to download it freely, however we have shared it here, so no need to login. We tried to contact Chris Rehberger, but got no response.

It has a really nice feel, flows well, and has great analog film colour (creamy whites of physically exposed film). The film feels like it is shot in New York, United States.

The description below the video says:

‘The Pile Perlon Perlipop video was shot somewhere near and around Old Street, and Hoxton Square in London, EC1, U.K., in 1999. With a Bauer 8mm and Kodak 8mm camera [we are not sure of the exact models], on ISO 200 [sensitivity to light] film, that is normally used to take single pictures every 10 minutes, in a vault. It was sort of difficult for our cameras to cope, with the thick celluloid [synthetic plastic material]… but it was worth the trouble’.

Photographer: Pete Drinkell, Production: Chris Taylor Schoenefeld, and Creative Direction: Double Standards.

Chris Taylor Schoenefeld
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Question

What was the club called in Hoxton Square, and what was the event, any ideas?

Not finished yet… Swayzak analog rebirth tour

We have found 2 really cool old videos of Speedboat by Swayzak. Swayzak Recordings, United Kingdom 1997 on MTV, and VIVA (a German TV channel) from presumably 1997 or 1998?

VIVA (German TV channel)

Video for the release Speedboat by Swayzak. Swayzak Recordings, United Kingdom 1997 on MTV.

Video uploaded by Arbor Video (2019, April 19) [original filmmaker not known, however it could be their photographer at the time Linda Callenholt], distributed under a CC0 4.0 Deed license, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wnm_gnYJJs.

Video for the release Speedboat by Swayzak. Swayzak Recordings, United Kingdom 1997 on VIVA.

Video uploaded by Konstantin Niki (2023, March 31) [original filmmaker not known, however it could be their photographer at the time Linda Callenholt], distributed under a CC0 4.0 Deed license, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yZM1NDzWoo.

Then an interview in a hotel room, with David Brown (also known as Brun) of Swayzak, from the early 2000s [named and shamed! who looks good for 50 years old, great live performance last week…].

Interview with David Brown (Brun) of Swayzak [unknown channel or occasion], from the early 2000s (it must have been either 1999 or 2000, as their 1st release on Richie Hawtin’s M_nus label, was in 1999).

Video uploaded by mateowerk (2023, June 1) [original filmmaker not known], distributed under a CC0 4.0 Deed license, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMgUMoQti14.

But that is not the end, we have a possible exclusive… Here is an email from their Bandcamp, on the 14 January 2024.

‘Currently we are working on the live set for upcoming shows in 2024. We have 2 very special ones lined up, having not played live together since 2011. After the reissue of Snowboarding in Argentina (25th Anniversary Edition) (2023) last year, we have been given a new lease of life, with thanks to Lapsus Records.

Our new live set will only be from Snowboarding in Argentina (25th Anniversary Edition) (2023), something we have not done since around 1998 or 1999.

We will be playing on the 11 May 2024 at the Horst Arts & Music Festival 2024, in Belgium. Then 28 July 2024 at the Dekmantel Festival, in Amsterdam! Really excited about these, and hope there will be many more’ (David and James).

Snowboarding in Argentina (25th Anniversary Edition) (2023)
Horst Arts & Music Festival 2024
Dekmantel Festival
Analog film roll standing up on a flat white surface.

Kodak Gold ISO 200 36 Exp 35mm colour print film.

Photograph by Waldemar (11 November 2018), distributed under a CC-BY 2.0 license, adapted, from https://unsplash.com/photos/200-36-exr-35mm-film-for-color-prints-iVq60gqs2Qw.

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