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"We asked a chatbot AI to imagine how discontinued classic hardcore labels could have continued - these are the results!"

https://thehardcoreoverdogs.blogspot.com/2023/04/we-asked-chatbot-ai-to-imagine-how.html

Excerpt; the results for PCP:  8)

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T.H.C.O.D.: Dear Chatbot. I want to do the following. I want to write a "what if?" type of blog post. In this post, I will look at discontinued Hardcore techno labels. I want to look at the question: "what if they actually had continued? What if they had released more records?". For this, I want you to give me examples of potential, but fictional records. Records that never existed. Could you kindly provide such examples?

Chatbot: I'll do my best to generate imaginative and creative examples of fictional records that could have been released by the discontinued Hardcore techno labels you provide. Please provide the first label's name to get started.

T.H.C.O.D.: PCP aka Planet Core Productions.

Chatbot: Great! Based on the existing discography of the label, here are some examples of potential, but fictional records that PCP could have released if the label had continued:

Artist: Mescalinum United
Title: Beyond Mekong Center
Track Titles:
A1. Into the Core
A2. Beyond Mekong Center
B1. The Lost City
B2. Acid Sunrays
Catalogue Number: PCP 016

Artist: Alien Christ
Title: The Cosmic Awakening
Cat. #: PCP 017
Format: (12")
Tracklist:
A1. The Cosmic Awakening
A2. Metamorphosis
B1. Beyond the Universe
B2. Interdimensional Communication

Artist: The Possessed
Title: Techno Exorcism
Track Titles:
A1. Possessed by Techno
A2. Ritual of Exorcism
B1. Demonic Rave
B2. Temple of Beats
Catalogue Number: PCP 018

Artist: Cybernetic Empire
Title: Machine World
Cat. #: PCP 019
Format: (12")
Tracklist:
A1. Machine World
A2. Digital Dreams
B1. Cybernetic Empire
B2. The Future is Now

Artist: Phuture
Title: The New Industrial Age
Cat. #: PCP 020
Format: (12")
Tracklist:
A1. The New Industrial Age
A2. Mechanical Minds
B1. Digital Revolution
B2. Techno Utopia.

Artist: Cyborg Unknown
Title: Future Shock
Track Titles:
A1. Android Rebellion
A2. Cybernetic Dreams
B1. Dystopian Reality
B2. Robotic Uprising
Catalogue Number: PCP 021

Artist: T-Bone Castro
Title: Hardcore Mayhem
Track Titles:
A1. Mayhem in the Streets
A2. Hardcore Nation
B1. Insanity
B2. Rave Till Dawn
Catalogue Number: PCP 022
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Music / Low Entropy - Doors To The Pleasures (SDRHC 042)
« on: December 29, 2022, 12:18:16 AM »


Low Entropy's first full-length Slowcore album - with a runtime of 70 minutes! "Doors To The Pleasures" is a correctly chosen title - the underlying theme here are trips to light and euphoric pleasures, but also journey's into dark ecstasy and twisted emotions, plus surreal and bizarre excursions; and, most of the time, all of this and more thrown together.
Stylistically, we have eight Slowcore tracks here, often alternating between "calm" Techno beats and rhythms, and relentless distortion and noise.
There is Low Entropy's typical Doomed atmosphere and concept, but this time, more than usually, an influence of Dark and Space Ambient genres - and movie-soundtrack-like ideas.
And we can't deny another influence of Oldschool Gabber - and 90s Ravecore.

A haunting and exhausting experience.
Doors to the pleasures - or to the worst nightmares? It's up to you!

Tracklisting:

Low Entropy - Doors To The Pleasures (SDRHC 042)

1. Paralyzed By Fear (80 BPM)
2. Depart To The Stars (75 BPM)
3. Doors To The Pleasures (48 BPM)
4. But A Thought (60 BPM)
5. Open Your Mind To Slowcore (Forward Mix) (70 BPM)
6. This Is History (1-4-16-64 BPM Version)
7. Slowcore Overdrive (Extended Mix) (60 BPM)
8. Witches (Full Size Mix) (118 BPM)

https://seuadigitalrecords.bandcamp.com/album/doors-to-the-pleasures

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Music / Low Entropy - Speedcore And Slowcore Shox
« on: December 08, 2022, 11:22:27 PM »


Low Entropy - Speedcore And Slowcore Shox

A collection of tracks I did that were only available on compilations so far - including some very rare, enigmatic and hard-to-find ones. And, as a bonus, a yet unreleased track.
The styles on here are all over the map - mostly Oldschool Hardcore, Terror, and Speedcore, but also Slowcore, Techno, Acid, and lots of other things.
Often going back to sonic methods I used in the 90s, but at other times employing very futuristic, experimental approaches.
Usually very dark and distorted, but there are also has more calm, serene outings included.

https://lowentropy.bandcamp.com/album/speedcore-and-slowcore-shox

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My E-Book "The Hardcore Condition - Experimental Hardcore Techno Of The 90s" is now published on archive.org in a revised edition! You can read it online there, or download it.

https://archive.org/details/the-hardcore-condition-experimental-hardcore-techno-of-the-90s

Info:

This book is about the Experimental Hardcore Techno scene of the 90s. It tries to give an overview of this scene, and tries to explain what defined it, and what it set apart from the main currents of Techno, Dance and Hardcore culture in the 90s in general.
It talks about artists, labels, records, movements. And also looks at cultural, social, political connections, associations, implications of this very special form of music.

Table of Contents:

Preface For The 2022 Edition – Page 03
Introduction – Page 04
What Was Experimental Hardcore? – Page 06
Some Experimental Hardcore Labels – Page 08
Reading Material – Page 09
Review: Somatic Responses - Passages EP – Page 10
Review: Atari Teenage Riot - 1995 – Page 13
Review: Auto-Psy - Necrophage – Page 16
Review: Senical - Dark Domestic Temper – Page 18
Photon Collisions - A Review And A Story – Page 20
The Story Of Fischkopf – Page 22
About Fischkopf – Page 27
On Mouse And No Name – Page 28
The Senical Label Family – Page 30
The Horrorist – Page 32
Taking Techno Seriously – Page 33
The 70s 80s 90s Continuum – Music – Page 35
Credits – Page 37

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Music / The Slowcore Compilation Part 3
« on: November 02, 2022, 09:23:09 AM »


The third installment of The Slowcore Compilation series already!
Once again we bring what we consider to be amongst the best and boldest in low tempo electronic music.
Featuring many well-known producers and masterminds, as well as up and coming producers.
Drawing influences from Hardcore, Gabber, Doomcore, Industrial, Techno, Dark Ambient, and many, many more styles.
Some of the tracks on here are more in a "Hardcore for the dancefloor" vein, some are more surreal and heady - but all are fierce.
Another attempt by us in our mission to spread dark and distorted slow tempo music.
And we sincerly hope you'll enjoy it!

23 tracks, 11-125 BPM, Runtime of 2 hours and 19 minutes.

To find more information about the "Slowcore" genre, check these links:

https://lowentropyproducer.blogspot.com/2021/08/the-slowcore-manifesto.html
https://lowentropyproducer.blogspot.com/2021/08/on-slowcore.html
https://lowentropyproducer.blogspot.com/2021/08/slowcore-records.html
https://lowentropyproducer.blogspot.com/p/slowcore-records.html

Also check Slowcore Compilation Part 1: https://doomcorerecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-slowcore-compilation

and Part 2: https://doomcorerecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-slowcore-compilation-part-2

Various Artists - The Slowcore Compilation Part 3

01. Is.end - Unforgiven (90 BPM)
02. Der Cherep - And Behold A Pale Horse (125 BPM)
03. Soulkeeper - Time To See The Cunt Doctor (102 BPM)
04. James F - Send The Demon (120 BPM)
05. Bdacid - Sandman (120 BPM)
06. Primitik - Energyze (80 BPM)
07. Der Cherep - In Memory Of The World We Lost (115 BPM)
08. Zak - Welcome To My Cult (120 BPM)
09. Silent Humanity - Abraxas (125 BPM)
10. [E.R.O.C.D.A.E.D] - [M16] (120 BPM)
11. Dedraver - Freezing Point (60 BPM)
12. Plinn 1518 - Putrefied Tank (60-120 BPM)
13. Deadcore - Eden Lake (120 BPM)
14. Zak - Anomaly (100 BPM)
15. Librarium - Death Is Slow (11 BPM)
16. 8hateB - Cheap Apocalypse (120 BPM)
17. Origin Of Styx - Cannabis Indica (80 BPM)
18. The Slowest Trepanator - Codeine Sirup And Antihistamine For Anesthetic (55-110 BPM)
19. Primitik - Dungeon (40 BPM)
20. Soft Ceremony - Changes Will Be Made (16.66 BPM)
21. Autonomaton - Interstellar Screams In The Vacuum (90 BPM)
22. LKPAS - Mixdown (52.5 BPM)
23. (Virginie) Sutures - S(low) Entropy Fukking Core (Sönke Moehl Special Mix) (105 BPM)

Artwork (c) 2022 by Mattia Travaglini Artworks
mattia-travaglini-artworks.myspreadshop.it
contact (mattiadesigner@gmail.com)

The artwork for this release is based on a design for a poster which can be bought at Mattia's spreadshop.

Slowcore 22

https://doomcorerecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-slowcore-compilation-part-3

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In 2014 I wrote an unofficial eBook about Planet Core Productions, the label, the artists, etc.
I did a revised edition first in 2021, and I did another one now, and fixed some errors and did some minor changes.

It is also published on archive.org now, where you can read it online, or download it.

https://archive.org/details/pcp-legends-in-their-life-the-unofficial-planet-core-productions-book/

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Music / The Slowcore Compilation Part 2
« on: March 05, 2022, 01:42:14 AM »


https://doomcorerecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-slowcore-compilation-part-2

Last year's The Slowcore Compilation on Doomcore Records was a huge success; in fact, it quickly became the most succesful release on the label!
While the Slowcore genre seemingly bubbled under the surface for many years, with this release, the word finally went out, and the Slowcore message spread quickly. People finally started to talk about Slowcore, and take the genre seriously.
A lot of artists began producing Slowcore themselves in the wake of the compilation.
And an effect on the Doomcore Records label itself was the formation of the first (sub)label solely dedicated to the Slowcore sound itself: Slowcore Records.

So it was obvious we had to do a follow-up this year; and here it is.

The Slowcore Compilation Part 2

Once again, the sound on this compilation is very varied; influences from Industrial Hardcore, Doomcore, Gabber, Techno, Dub, Noize, Oldschool, weird sound experiments... should really be something for everyone!
Both big name artists aswell as interesting newcomers are here.
And we think the release really shows the power of Slowcore: hard-as-nails drums, darkest atmospheres, hypnotic rhythms. All at slow speed. Showing the infinite possibilities of low tempo electronic music.
We were especially suprised how heavy and brutal a lot of the sounds were for this year's compilation. Definitely for the headstrong! But there are also calm and soothing moments.
In our opinion, Part 2 is even a step up from the first compilation!
25 tracks in total. Over 2 hours of music.

We once more hope that people enjoy this release, and that it might help to push the Slowcore idea a bit more into the worldwide music scene!

Huge thanks go out to all artists involved in this compilation!

Oh, in case, while reading this, you wondered all the time what kind of genre Slowcore actually is, you can find more information here: https://lowentropyproducer.blogspot.com/p/slowcore-records.html

Various Artists - The Slowcore Compilation Part 2

01. Silent Humanity - Lost In The Space (115 Bpm) 07:51
02. Der Cherep - Heresy Of The Maleficae (115 Bpm) 05:17
03. Life Runs Dark - Road To Acid (120 Bpm) 04:54
04. Mirvcore - Scourging The Soul Till There Is Nothing Left (100 Bpm) 05:26
05. ZornusMaximus - Tut Tut (90 Bpm) 07:06
06. Low Entropy - Slowcore Overdrive (Short Mix) (60 Bpm) 04:27
07. Origin Of Styx - Something Is Missing (90 Bpm) 04:47
08. Maël - Empty Your Mind (104 Bpm) 06:15
09. 303 Hz - Combo (125 bpm) 08:14
10. Raver Blaster - Vitamin (125 Bpm) 05:21
11. Dedraver - Keep It Movin (118 Bpm) 04:11
12. Braintune - The Truth (120 Bpm) 05:22
13. Cement Tea - Haunted Bagpipe (65 Bpm) 05:59
14. Terrorist Kriss - Locked Up (90 Bpm) 02:02
15. Plinn 1518 - Zone De Combat (83 Bpm) 05:12
16. Primitik - Dark Meditation (85 Bpm) 07:34
17. Underground Tacticz - Connected Devices (Original Mix) (105 Bpm) 06:06
18. Maël & Touffy - Acid Mists (115 Bpm) 06:26
19. Fabrikmutter - Colapso (112 Bpm) 05:08
20. Raver Blaster - Protein (125 bpm) 05:44
21. Bazer - Alien Swarm (100 Bpm) 06:06
22. Primitik - Alien Creep (66 Bpm) 07:45
23. DJ Kaioh - Cum (125 Bpm) 03:51
24. Autonomaton - Time-Trip Out Sequence (90 Bpm) 03:33
25. Dr. Slowcore - Suicidal Slowcore Epidemic (1 Bpm) 04:31

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Music / Low Entropy - Reminiscence
« on: January 28, 2022, 12:02:02 AM »


In Low Entropy's own words:

"Urban Uprising and Emerald Planet are by far the most known tracks from my early years of doing music. Played by DJs and at partys all over the world. I can't believe it's now 20 years that I produced Urban Uprising! So I think it's time for a little re-lease.
On here are fully re-recorded and re-mastered versions of these classic tracks. Everything else has been kept purely original.
As an addition, there are the tracks "Second Uprising" and "Third Uprising", which were produced in the same era - between 2001 and 2004.

So, maybe you enjoy this little trip in the past. 4 Doomcore and Techno productions by me.

L.E. Over and Out"

So, without further ado, we present you this release!

Low Entropy - Reminiscence

1. Urban Uprising (143 BPM) (Re-Mastered 2022)
2. Second Uprising (150 BPM) (Re-Mastered 2022)
3. Emerald Planet (140 BPM) (Re-Mastered 2022)
4. Third Uprising (130 BPM) (Re-Mastered 2022)

https://doomcorerecords.bandcamp.com/album/reminiscence-urban-uprising-emerald-planet

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Music / Low Entropy - Slowcore Records
« on: November 20, 2021, 02:07:47 PM »


The Slowcore Records journey continues. This is a release for those who like really, really low tempos. We have four tracks here from 15 BPM to 120 BPM. Noise, distortion, bass, the typical Low Entropy Doomcore melodies, it's all in this place.
A grim and fierce release for our gloomy world. If you're into Slowcore - why not give it a try?

Tracklisting:

Low Entropy - Slowcore Rules The World

1. Locked Down Slowcore (15 BPM)
2. Death Dance Of Slowcore (30 BPM)
3. Teufels Slowcore (60 BPM)
4. Garden Of Infernal Delights (120 BPM)

Slowcore 09

https://doomcorerecords.bandcamp.com/album/slowcore-rules-the-world

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Music / Shatterdoom - Oldschool Style Doomcore Compilation
« on: November 04, 2021, 07:20:10 PM »


We at Doomcore Records are interested in what we call "Progressive Doomcore"; Music that fuses Doomcore with modern ideas, experiments, new genres, futurism. But at the same time we love the Oldschool Doomcore sound of the 1990s, when this movement of music began. This is no contradiction; we see both the New- and Oldschool as precious parts of the Doomcore whole.
Yet, most labels and artist moved on, and it can be hard to find some real new Oldschool Style Doomcore.
That's why this compilation is here; we want to push that sound into the spotlight once more. Presenting artists and tracks that are, in one way or the other, undoubtly inspired by the roots of the Doomcore sound in the 90s. Ranging from Doomtechno to more Hardcore themed tracks and Arenacore.
All sonic creations on here have been taken from the Doomcore Records archive. Enjoy!

Tracklisting:

01. Danx - The Afterlife
02. Syndroom - Melanchoholic
03. AnTraxid - Akira
04. Mongloids Of Tommorow - Listerine (Raw Liquid Mix)
05. Euthanasylum - Temporal E-llusion
06. Nkisi - Euphoria Not Happiness
07. Low Entropy - Rave On! (Refined Mix)
08. Aliocha - Je Ne Me Confesserai Plus
09. Verminous Skumm - Deinococcus Radiodurans
10. Syndroom - Eternal Agony
11. Mongloids Of Tommorow - Frequency Of The Unknown (Pre Mix)
12. Euthanasylum - Drop The Curtains On Tomorrow
13. Meta-Morph - Metamorphose 1
14. Life Runs Dark - Lost In The Underground
15. AnTraxid - Man's Nature
16. Aliocha - Cupidon Is Dead

https://doomcorerecords.bandcamp.com/album/shatterdoom-oldschool-style-doomcore-compilation

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Music / Doomland 2x12"
« on: March 28, 2021, 03:37:15 PM »


Could've been posted in the admin forum as well, because our admim has a track on it  :)

Doomcore Records proudly presents: a collaboration with Teknoland Production, and the first Doomcore Records related double Vinyl including some Doomcore Records artists, and other great producers!
9 tracks, everything from Industrial Hardcore to Doomcore and Doomtechno!

You can order the 2xVinyl here:
https://teknolandproduction.bandcamp.com/album/doomland
Or at Toolbox: http://www.toolboxrecords.com/en/product/36885/hardcore/doomland-01/

Tracklisting:
1. Dario Mentasmo - Scared 05:02
2. Primitik - The Megamix 04:20
3. Low Entropy - Sadstep 03:40
4. Cyrilien - Hardcoreur (Brutal Kick Mix) 04:59
5. Middle M - Personnal 06:25
6. Autisticghost - Pompe de Merde 06:43
7. Desolation - Shalltear 05:13
8. Verminous Skumm - I'm a Rotten Rat 06:35
9. Joshua - Crypt (49,3 remix) 05:38

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Newsflash / the whole PCP archive
« on: December 16, 2015, 07:04:44 PM »
from marc acardipane's facebook:

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Finally! I start recording my entire discography from DAT to HD!
Including all my Releases, lots of unreleased stuff, remixes plus different versions of already released songs. Destination itunes & co.
i'll keep you posted wink emoticon

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Frontal Frustration / 86 , 76 and 64 Knights
« on: September 12, 2015, 03:42:53 PM »
as there has not been much of a regular post here lately, i thought i'd share these "interesting" remixes. it all started when some artist on soundcloud did 86 knights, a 1986 high energy dance style remix of 96 knights (think miamia vice style)
this inspired me then to to do 76 knights, a 70s krautrock / progrock style remix of 96 knights, and later 64 knights, in a c64 / spectrum chiptune style.
the tracks:

   
   
   

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Time Machine / Don Demon @ Operation Nordcore II, Hamburg 1997
« on: October 01, 2014, 12:53:15 PM »
enjoy!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwwsvX8IPzc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwwsvX8IPzc</a>

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