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the mover - alien underground?
« on: April 23, 2008, 11:24:53 PM »
dunno if that question has been asked before...
is the interview with the mover that appeared in the alien underground zine online somewhere?
im sure we ve all seen the quotes from that interview ("darkness is not mystical, its your everyday reality", etc), but ive never read the actual complete interview. :)
and if its not online, is there some other way to get it?


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Re: the mover - alien underground?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2008, 10:38:08 PM »
i know of somebody that has a copy, maybe i can get them to scan it. i'm sure i've seen it online before though


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Re: the mover - alien underground?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2008, 10:58:57 AM »
I have this issue from Alien Underground.
will dig it up tonight to scan it, if you like...
think I even rewritten it as a textfile for use in the interview section some years ago, but never made it up on here.


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Re: the mover - alien underground?
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2008, 05:59:16 PM »
still got the textfile, so here it is from Alien Underground version 0.1, spring 1995

Earth Ė Year 2017

The death of the undercover agents puts cops into dilemma since the murder has eliminated a chain of clues necessary to track down a syndicate that specialises in extreme terror. Charlie X is chosen by Inspector Rob to take up the mission and goes undercover by posing as a Ďíhotíí gun dealer. Charlie X is introduced to Mover, the leader of the syndicate, and is put through various rigorous tests under surveillance, eventually being accepted into the gang. Attempting to break into the target workshop, MOVER and his gang are ambused by a strong police force. Being unaware of Charlie Xís identity the police shoot him spraying his abdomen and head with a thousand bullets. In the meantime MOVER and his gang succesfully blast their way out of COPTRAP filling a few brains with some hot steel. Welcome to wasteland Ė meet the MOVER!

AU: Is it true you are making a soundtrack for an expensive sci-fi adventure?
M: Maybe! We have to see how it comes out, Iím half way through that project now and if the production crew is happy with the end result they will use it. Thatís all I can tell you.
AU: I presume it has been made in the USA?
M: Yes, but donít haggle any more, otherwise you know too much!
AU: Do you thrive on anonymity?
M: Well you know Iím a machine, Iím wired up I donít get good feedback of humans, and anyway, stargazing is for fuckers! Iím roaming the earth and itís nice and doomy here. The sound of MOVER should speak for itself.
AU: Are you     with darkness?
M: That is something that is quite appealing to me, but not in the superficial way. If you feel it, you take it out on sound. If you have heavy dreams or stifling atmosphere in your environment, if cops are on your case, your head feels heavy and you are in the gutter, you get a feeling out of the experience. MOVER is dark because itís set in the phuture of mankind. I canít possibly justify seeing a happy end to this stupid human drama. Darkness is not mystical, itís your everyday reality.
AU: You also construct as two other identities, ALIEN CHRIST and MESCALINUM UNITED, how do you relate to those?
M: ALIEN CHRIST is more an inspirational piece of music. It goes back to discovering ďArt of StalkingĒ, one of my favorite records, and remixing it to and my head is still on it. My first encounter with that track was very emotional and it got my adrenalin rushing big time. It had Ďphutureí written all over it and it was something I wanted to listen to after long hours in the studio. To this date I made around 80 remixes of this track and this year weíll release an album with some new heavy sounds.
AU: Talking about albums MESCALINUM UNITED have one due soon, can you give us a few hints on what to expect?
M: Expect the unexpected! The picture here is getting darker. I made a set of ambient tracks, but to be precise, sick ambient, with Mescalinum sounds taking a new direction. No beats, deeper sound and very sick vibe to it. Imagine surveying earth after nuclear destruction and enjoying what you see, thatís how it feels when you listen to it. The other side is still quite menacing and brutal but I wonít sacrifice myself for style. Itís most important how I feel when Iím programming. It took me a very short time to come up with mesca sound, but it will take ages to improve on it and take it further. In that respect itís a constant struggle, itís the hardest project to work on.
AU: If we reflect on different styles of music being made in the past and the present, what would you say influenced you most?
M: Definitly black music, more than anything else. Rap, hip hop, early acid and Detroit style. We used to run a hip hop label in the early eighties, called DOPE ON PLASTIC, but Germany is the last place to make this stuff. You need to be black to make it work, I hate seeing rich little kids with BMWís pretending they are homeboys. Anyway we stopped DOP, but some hip hop will be released on NO MERCY this year and weíll see what happens!
AU: What about the European side, industrial, EBM, Kraftwerk etc.?
M: I like certain areas of European music, but I also hate most of it because you get pinned down in the cliche sooner or later. I understand a lot of people think we come from an industrial point of view, which is utter bollocks. Most of the industrial music is crap anyway, I hate it. As far as wankers like Kraftwerk or Can are concerned, I donít think I really want to know their music. I liked early Belgian sound, Mackenzie, Boccacio raves and Iím trying to recreate some of that feel on COLD RUSH. I tried to look inside myself to find ways for music, and I donít find it helpful to rely on the past too much, itís pointless.
AU: I heard you are in love with jungle at the moment?
M: HA! HA! HA ! Iím hooked on it, itís fucking great. Dark Jungle and heavy drum and bass, to me it sounds totally fresh again, and you donít hear stuff like this made in Germany or Holland. British drum and bass is unique and is oviously growing again because of that commitment and enthusiasm around it. At the end of the day itís the ideal party music, free form, uninhibited and very uplifting, something close to pure groove.
AU: Who are the producers / labels that you rate at the moment?
M: Italian music is quite fine, LORY D. is a step forward, Dutch music can be exciting, I like Neophyte and DJ Rob but these days it seems harder and harder to find quality euro hardcore. Most of the dutch music is taking a different direction, happy and midtempo style and a lot of it is very poor, you know itís maybe better to say commercial. Dutch government is clamping down on big parties at the moment, and itís not helping one inch, I also picked up on some British stuff, like Reload and Beaumont Hannant, Aphex and just recently I heard some unreleased material from Jason VFM, which weíll hopefully release on PCP.
AU: What are your three all time favorite pieces of vinyl?
M: X-101 by Underground Resistance, Suburban Knightís Art of Stalking, and Analogue Bubblebath by Aphex. All three of them are definitive, original, deep and looking forward. I would slot Final Sickness trilogy somewhere in that group. People involved were all looking for their own expression, their own sound and that is a serious contribution to music. If you play those tracks now, they still stand head and shoulders above most of the contemporary rubbish.
AU: Letís get back to your own music. What are you working on at the moment and when can we expect a new Mover album?
M: PCP are going through a transitional period at the moment, with a lot of new ideas and individuals coming into play, so I have to respect that. We are also starting a couple of new labels, Powerplant, Temple Tunes and Floorfiller are definitly worth a mention, and you can expect a lot more deep dark music from us. New Mover album is almost finished and is looking like a double right now. Iím trying to add finishing touches to it because production and mixing have to be 100% otherwise I donít put it out. MOVER has got to be the best.
AU: Do you find it difficult to follow up the SICKNESS concept?
M: Ideally not, it was the way I felt at the time, and it concerns certain period of working out what MOVER should sound like. Most of SICKNESS stuff came in one big rush. For a comparison Waves of Life took considerably longer to complete. You have to take care of your feelings and moods at the time; sometimes I wake up and feel MOVER and work on it for hours on end. And that occurs not so often. New material is more controlled, light in some parts but still darker in pressure areas. It rolls on well from FINAL SICKNESS concept, because it opens a new door for me. I donít want people to have any preconceptions about it either because it spoils the feeling. In the past two years I made over 100 Mover tracks and only 8 are making it on this album, so judge for yourself.
AU: Can you say confidently, you are on the way to another Mover classic?
M: At this point, yes. It wil sound more contemporary than my previous outings and I think that will make it more accessible for a wider audience. So far weíve had a problem communicating certain ideas and pointing them in the right direction and that left us wondering in rage. Germany itself was hostile to the MOVER concept whilst we got brilliant response from Britain, the States and Italy.
AU: How do you explain that?
M: Britain is cool because the priorities are considered heavily. People are quite seriously into it, regardless of their social status. You get music and dope in a right kind of way. Everybody is into their records and decks and sits down and spends time with it, itís more of a lifestyle. You are hungry but that record is still spinning. Germany is more of a consumate society supermarket style. CDís are winning over vinyl and if itís not on MTV you donít bother. Music is a fuckiní commodity, and I donít see it that way. Music demands involvement and reaction be it in a club or at home. There is no point in going and raving to Gabba if next thing you do in the morning is stick Kylie Minogue in your new flash CD player. Fuck that!
AU: Do you find the make up of post war German society distressing?
M: Totally! Germans are still quite a way from understanding the soul in music. Forget about techno, thereís plenty of it around. What we need is some heart and soul.
AU: Can you tell me more about the PROGRAM 1 comeback?
M: The guys have just arrived from Colombia with a big suitcase and more news from Lil Pepe and T-bone who is seriously ill in hospital in Bogota. Tomorrow we go and finish off our next 12Ē and make it 15Ē and hopefully weíre down to some serious business. Just wait for those Program 1 basslines and you wonít be disappointed. This time weíve used bigger bullets.
AU: Is T-Bone on his death bed?
M: Not as yet! I heard itís a milder case of some strange South African veneral disease. The problem with T-Bone is he goes poking around his thing too much and he gets punished for it. You canít make records like that!
AU: Where do you see Planet Core in the year 2000?
M: Bigger, better, bolder, faster and smarter! I want to move to a different location, Iím not happy with living in a city. Frankfurt is OK but quite frankly I wouldnít mind moving my studio to Barbados or Majorca. At the moment we are going to stay hardcore, make some more dark stuff and get more people involved with our new record labels. ZEKT have a few releases lined up on Powerplant. Ilsa Gold on Cold Rush, weíre doing some stuff with guys from Rotterdam, and hopefully weíll make a PA appearance at one of the VFM parties in London.
AU: OK, then > see you there!

there is a word missing in the 4th question. it's like that in the magazine and even Christopf Fringeli couldn't remember what it was.

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Re: the mover - alien underground?
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2008, 08:37:16 PM »
thanks a lot! very cool interview, like it a lot  :)
too bad these "sick ambient" mescalinium united tracks never got released! (on a second thought, maybe jupiter pulse was part of these tracks - which is an absolutely brilliant track in my opinion.)


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Re: the mover - alien underground?
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2008, 11:00:49 AM »
Thank you for copy/pasting this interview!


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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2008, 05:44:35 PM »
ye thx great man


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Re: the mover - alien underground?
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2008, 09:09:18 PM »
too bad these "sick ambient" mescalinium united tracks never got released! (on a second thought, maybe jupiter pulse was part of these tracks - which is an absolutely brilliant track in my opinion.)
Apart from being the closest thing and an exceptional track in many ways indeed,
Quote from: The Mover
No beats, deeper sound and very sick vibe to it.
this seems to be even more down there...
Anyway, good to see you back.

Reading that old interview and its announcements is just reminding how far PCP's back catalogue ist really just the tip of the iceberg... thanks for bringin' it up again.


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Re: the mover - alien underground?
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2008, 08:24:30 AM »
this one makes me sad  :'(


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Re: the mover - alien underground?
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2008, 01:58:31 AM »
Very good interview I would love to hear those sick ambient tracks.
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Re: the mover - alien underground?
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2009, 03:00:24 PM »
it would be nice if marc released some of those unreleased music! even if only digital


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Re: the mover - alien underground?
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2012, 08:52:49 AM »
Ilsa Gold on Cold Rush

Ilsa Gold on Cold Rush would have been something awesome. can't escape from the phuture..


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Re: the mover - alien underground?
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2012, 12:50:12 PM »
Ilsa Gold on Cold Rush

Ilsa Gold on Cold Rush would have been something awesome.

Somehow this EP sounds very cold rush like:

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« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2012, 05:17:16 PM »
Ilsa Gold on Cold Rush

Ilsa Gold on Cold Rush would have been something awesome.

Somehow this EP sounds very cold rush like:

yes, maybe, as sickmf noted, these are the tracks that were originally planned for cold rush.