Mantis Radio 320 – Christoph de Babalon
In session, legendary industrial jungle and breakcore producer Christoph de Babalon.
Hear music by Ram Records’ Bensley, Anti-Pop Consortium’s High Priest, Tusken Raiders, Teste, Matmos, Death Qualia, The Teknoist, Parris, Italian EBM band Pankow, Scape One, Voitax, War Scenes, and Finnish psychedelic black metal band Oranssi Pazuzu.
Bensley – Next Generation [RAM Records]
Hprizm – Touba [Hprizm]
Group – 180729_2275 [Industrial Complexx]
Radiohead – Airbag [XL Recordings]
Tusken Raiders – Sea Dweller [Seagrave]
Teste – Depraved Human Indifference [L.I.E.S.]
NATURE – Tears [Future Now Records]
Matmos – Messages from the Unseen World [Vague Terrain]
Death Qualia – On Contradiction [Ohm Resistance]
Pépé Bradock & The Grand Brûlé’s Choir – The Right Way [Kif Recordings]
The Teknoist – British Murda, Boii [Grey Meta]
Pankow – Sickness Taking Over (Sick Version) [Infacted Recordings]
Parris – Aqua Surge [The Trilogy Tapes]
Scape One – Quadratic Form [Scape One]
L/F/D/M – Shutting Up [Voitax]
War Scenes – Jigglez (IV Horsemen remix) [Animal Farm Records]
CHRISTOPH DE BABALON
John Zorn – Aftermath [Tzadik]
Kouhei Matsunaga – Two Foot and Two Hand [Mille Plateaux]
J. Wiltshire – Denied [Musar Recordings]
Helm – I Knew You Would Respond [PAN]
Salac – Drowned [Plaque]
Mouchoir Étanche – Musique dans les ténèbres [Cellule 75]
Wilted Woman – Singspiele (Excerpt) [birdFriend]
Taciturne – Mourning [Fischkopf Hamburg]
Dead Fader – If Ever [Robot Elephant Records]
Pessimist – The Crawlers [Ilian Tape]
Consulate – Scream a Lot And All The Time
May Gomez – Death Row Virus
Oranssi Pazuzu – Oikeamielisten Sali [Nuclear Blast]
In session, none other than Christoph de Babalon.
The German producer made a name for himself in the 90s with his heavy and harsh sonics. Melding industrial to jungle, breakcore and dark ambient. His music is confrontational and fierce. A trait he’s continued throughout his entire career, releasing over 10 albums, and countless EPs, refining his sonically arresting, dense and ferocious sound.
His 1997 LP If You’re Into It, I’m Out Of It, released through Alec Empire’s Digital Hardcore Recordings has been described by Thom Yorke as the most menacing record he owns. And it is entirely justified. A tour-de-force record.
In May this year Babalon released Split, a split EP funnily enough between himself and Mark on Australia’s A Colourful Storm. And in September, also through the record label A Colourful Storm, the EP Recurring Horrors. A deep dive into his archives with 7 tracks recorded between 93 and 1998, including the breakcore epic, No Man’s Land.
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