Thursday, 4 December 2008


These caustic emissions have been entombed for over a year, buried for reasons undisclosed yet unknown, festering and maturing to the point of near total decomposition, we feel that now is the time to exhume and disenbalm these disturbed chronicles and discharge them unto the world. With previous offences on cult labels Bunker and Human Shield, Cestrian now offers MNX five tracks of mournful, brooding machine music telling of dark times in our murky history and warning of an uncertain future, far beyond human comprehension. Also known as Ali Renault [one half of electronic disco supergroup Heartbreak], the multi-talented synthesizer maestro has risen to notoriety with some of the best and most consistent releases on hit labels Dissident, Lex and Cyberdance, and although this release treads an altogether darker path, the undeniable pulse and throb runs deep through all his work. Strictly Limited to 300 Copies!!!

To hear clips go to

Saturday, 16 August 2008


Available here:

Wednesday, 25 June 2008


Just heard news that my beloved cat Claude has died. Our neighbour ran him over. Needless to say i'm gutted. He'll always look at us through the human shield 004 window.
Goodbye my lovely cat... x

Monday, 2 June 2008

charity conversion

Flawed Galleon Photies

These come courtesy of Caroline Edge, who always does an excellent job of capturing our important moments. Thanks Caroline.


Its been a busy month here at the Human Shield. What with the Futuresonic thing and the records coming out and a sucession of design errors, plus been doing some work on the new Cyber Dance record and everything.

The records are starting to surface now....

Mr Psik & DNCN:


MANASYt & Cestrian:

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Are people real pod cast (slow action mixx)
To listen go to

Ali Renault 'Slow Action Mixx' tracklisting:

Ape into Jam - 1972
Ajello - Radiation bx
Ali Renault - Zombie Raffle
Rhythm Talk - Groovin
Pete Shelly - Witness the Change
The Twins - Ballet Dancer
The Hasbeens - Keep Fooling Yourself
Dario Del'Aere - Eagles in the Night
Vangelis - Multitrack
IMS - An English
My Mine - Hypnotic Tango
Queen Samantha - Take a Chance
Knight Action - Single Girl
Jean Michel Jarre - Arpegiator

Sunday, 20 April 2008

Thursday, 17 April 2008

new trainis

I want to know more about the picture on my insole...

Sunday, 30 March 2008

BTW = Here's the link for the mix below..

Peter Mangalore - Ugly Modern Church

Monday, 24 March 2008

OUT NOW!!!!!!!

Do a search on google I'm sure you'll find it. Sorry for lazily not posting links. Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen.

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Propper Old Skool Graff

The basement of Afflecks Palace in Manchester is half taken up by a shit club (well at least it was the last time I was there) with the rest being used as a stock room by the shop above, Cafe Society, where I worked on and off for the best part of 6 years as a donkey boy. Originally it was the cafe for the department store which used to occupy the building back in the day. Theres loads of room down there and its a bit of a pity it isnt put to better use. Apparently, before Cafe Society got hold of it it used to be the original home of the record shop Eastern Bloc when they just did mail order. Well thats how the story goes anyway. I assume that this grafitti dates from those times. Theres loads more like this, all by someone called 'Buck' I presume. Nice.


Seen dis outside the local Maserati garage (what you mean you don't have local Maserati garage?). Ah it shone lovely in the Manchester gloom. Whats the model? I know not much about cars but I know this is fucking desirable. Just needs a big HS logo on the doors and bonnet.



Coming soon: Totally contrived vaguely arty special party for the Futersonic 08 electronic music festival in Manchester. We are planning lots of really stupid things and you're going to have to dress up. Think environmental disaster meets local history tour. COME OFF!!!

More details to follow

Oh and heres a nice new logo for a future release

Sunday, 17 February 2008


Found this on this site. Scary wooden robot jesus.

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Thursday, 17 January 2008

MP3: Human Shield - Miracle Doll

Three and a half minutes of awful 808 bock and wipe for your listening displeasure:

Miracle Doll

MP3: Danny Webbox - Member

Please download the following song like:


Alla deez tunes have come straight off the cassette they were mastered onto.

MP3: NEURO SLAG - Made in 1999

Here is a one from back in the old days:

NEURO SLAG - Made in 1999

Tuesday, 15 January 2008


Bifta-Jan-Eflyer, originally uploaded by ali renault.

Sunday, 13 January 2008

Thursday, 10 January 2008


French Booty Beach Party 04

You can't see much but check out the french crowd getting in a mood when the generator runs out of diesel. This was one of the best parties ever, about 150 people on the beach getting down to some booty
Theres some fool trying to tell me that theres nobody dancing, at one point he tried to close my laptop on me during the set!
anyways, check out the very end, a girl shouting 'METALLO!!!!' class..

my new old shit amazing synth for £10

PhotobucketI bought this off Bill a couple of days ago for a tenner, he got hold of it whilst buying some other synth bargain that he seems to be so good at. He managed to get a korg poly800 the other day for £50...   lids

Monday, 7 January 2008

"Rewrite & Record LP's Recorder".....

*Check this out*

Can't figure out whether or not you can record more than just your voice on it via the wacky microphone thing or whether you can record via a different source on what look to be xlr connections on the back.

I'm very tempted.....

Beaky Monster Claws & The Wizard of Bass

Here is a little video of me and Bla doing our thing at STFU Edinburgh earlier this year. Listen to the sound of the really awful bass. Bass you say? Yes thats the bass the thing that sounds like a shiny violing being played inside an oil drum.

Yazoo - Don't Go(Rare Live)

Wesley Brendan The Liar

HS snack of choice: Spicies.

Modern Electronic Folksong Mix

Click here for the freaking micks.

Theres no tracklisting as the tunes are non-real, all written by me, titles are changeable.

get down or fuckoff

Sunday, 6 January 2008

shittest advert in the world

New and Improved: Human Shield HQ

Ali Renault 'zombie discoteque mixx pt2'

download it here:

ali renault - zombie discoteque mix pt2 

zombie - siberia

supersempfft - be a man you frog

peppermint lounge - perfect high

queen samantha - take a chance

telex - rendezvous dans l'espace

rhythm talk - groovin 

craig peyton - be thankfull

bwh - stop

manuel gottsching - e2-e4

andre cymone - the dance electric

pineapples - come on closer

massimo barsotti - whole lotta love

ims - mojave'll be up forever thanks to rick & jonny, cheers blurts!

Friday, 4 January 2008

3 & 4 Artwerk

Record players mix

Find it *** here*** yo.....

Won't be there for long (Megaupload innit) but I'll put it somewhere else in a bit.

Tracklist :

Rokken - Loop (Rokken)
Letroset - Cosmetic Lobotomy (Kraktronik)
Zeta Reticula 3 - A2 (Electrix)
Litwenenko - Tripping, Roughing, Holding (Detroit Underground)
Soul Oddity - Get Fresh (Schematic)
Novamen - Ned's Rap (Murdercapital)
Mr Psik & Dncn - Kryst [Tim Wright Remix] (Human Shield)
Si Begg - My Style [Si Begg Bleepsteppers Mix] (Noodles)
SLT Mob Vs Search & Destroy - Saddam (Soulja)
Rokken - Loop (Rokken)
Letroset - Cube Wave (Fleeced)
Frankie Bones - Anthem 4 Purists (The Last Label)
Auto Repeat - You Can't Stop (SSR)
Mysteryman - Life In a Tube (Over X)
Rokken - Loop (Rokken)
Thomas Krome - Electrobitch (Corb)
Jean Paul Bondy - Something Is Not Right [Robag Wruhme Mix] (Compost)
Phon.o - Booty Lickin' (Detroit Underground)
Apparat - Can't Computerize It (Bpitch Cntrl)
Tommy Walker III - Promet (Rotten Row)
Elecktroids - Kilohertz (Warp)
Patrick Pulsinger - Viagem (Disko B)
Matthew Dear - Don & Sherri (Ghostly)
The Duncan Sisters - Boys Will Be Boys (Casablanca)

256kbps , 72mins or so. I think maybe some of my records need a clean.

Welcome to the 2008

Its only just already 2008 and already we have achieved very little. Aldi Renois and the London contingient have been releasing themselves off all over the place like some messy boys with spasms from Cestrian, Heartbreak and the Renault and up here, after a relocation and centralisation of operations, the next two Human Shield records are forming themselves in the main mixing gland, and will be flying at you like so many frisbees of vinyl sometime during February. First up will be Mr. Psik and DNCN's massive 'Kryst' with a remix from Tim Wright closely followed by the terrible metallic groan of a split 12 from Renault and MANASYt. Check the H.S. myspazz page in the coming weeks for taste of whats to come.