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!!!
(RUBADUB, DEC 08)
To hear clips go to
Saturday, 16 August 2008
Wednesday, 25 June 2008
Monday, 2 June 2008
The records are starting to surface now....
Mr Psik & DNCN:
MANASYt & Cestrian:
Tuesday, 22 April 2008
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
Thursday, 17 April 2008
Wednesday, 16 April 2008
Sunday, 30 March 2008
Monday, 24 March 2008
Wednesday, 5 March 2008
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
Thursday, 17 January 2008
Thursday, 10 January 2008
Monday, 7 January 2008
*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.....
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.
Sunday, 6 January 2008
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
..it'll be up forever thanks to rick & jonny, cheers blurts!
Friday, 4 January 2008
Won't be there for long (Megaupload innit) but I'll put it somewhere else in a bit.
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.