Subversive Records -
You heard it first from subversive.
Somewhere in the uncharted
interstellar depths between the constellations of
Electronica and the Ambient system, drifts the
Oppenheimer mothership, pulsating and gyrating to
intricate beats, lights strobing in time. VoodooDisko
pumps through the behemoth's deserted corridors, when
suddenly >>>>zing<<<<<, a
space bunny transmats in, just passing by, heard the
sounds, you know, then another, and another. Before you
know it, the mothership is pumpin!!!
Download MP3 tracks from VoodooDisko at mp3.com/Oppenheimer
The Oppenheimer Project
- Interview by Dan DerBrain
Dan chews the rag with the inscrutable Ernie Oppenheimer,
beatmaster supreme of "The Oppenheimer Project",
Melbourne's electronicadelica/big beat outfit.
HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
Beats you can chill to. I guess there's a bit of an
atmospheric/soundtrack thing happening, but the beat is
WHAT SOUNDS/INSTRUMENTS DO YOU
INCORPORATE INTO YOUR MUSIC?
What have you got? If it can be looped, stretched,
warped, phased, twisted or decimated in some way, I'll
WHAT ARE YOUR INFLUENCES?
Mostly herbal, a few chemical, and even some of fungoid
WHAT KIND OF AUDIENCE IS YOUR
MUSIC GEARED TOWARDS?
People that dance sitting down. With their eyes shut. And
their mind open.
HOW AND WHERE WAS IT RECORDED?
It was created and recorded almost entirely on computer,
wherever the computer happened to be situated at the time.
IS THERE ANY PARTICULAR
SIGNIFICANCE IN THE TITLE?
I was fascinated by the parallels between voodoo rituals
where repetitive beats and dancing are used to invoke
spirits, and modern tribal trance rituals, where
repetitive beats and dancing are used to achieve egoless
states of ecstacy.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING
ON "THE PROJECT"?
The "VoodooDisko" CD has taken just on 12
months from the first track being written. It went
through a few "final" versions before arriving
at this one (Ver 4.1). Tracks from it have already
appeared on a number of compilations, and the album's
only just been released.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN
PRODUCING ELECTRONIC MUSIC?
Since before I can remember.
WHAT CAN WE EXPECT IN THE
The Oppenheimer Project live on Mars?
Review from Blatant Propaganda zine #3:
"Here are 11 tracks and 54 minutes of way cool,
highly original, fresh, exciting, and soon-to-take-over-the-world
electronica. Aspects include trance, tribalistic jungle,
acid, drum & bass, & big-beat trip-hop. Crunchy,
funky, squelchy, ethereal, rolly-polly, scarey, cutesy
and trippy... all in one!"
Releases to date:
10 tracks of upbeat electronicadelica.
The Effects Of Sunlight...:
Mellow, uplifting and ambient. (Originally released as
Tracks also appear on compilations by Blatant
Propaganda, Barcode The World, and 3RRR.