Full-stream of Push Me Pull You Pt2 (Clark Humphrey Reference Mix) Brand new mix using purely the analog 1981 porta-studio-1 stems recorded by Richard Hess and Futurisk in various rooms in Jeremy's brother, Ron's house.
There's also a full-stream of Meteoright (Clark Humphrey Reference Mix) here:
http://futurisk.bandcamp.com Brand new mix using purely the analog 1982 stems recorded by Mike Couzzi at Ocean Sound, Miami. Thanks to Veronica Vasicka for baking the masters for transfer preservation and chemical sound re-enhancement.
Get all the original Futurisk releases (taken directly from the previously unreleased 1/4 inch stereo analog and 1inch masters from 1982 studio sessions sessions) on vinyl and hi-qual d/l thru Minimal Wave Records/ Cititrax. Also available is the Lonely Streets Remixes featuring Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle,Chris & Cosey), Tom Furse (The Horrors), Prince Language (DFA, Editions Disco) and Complexxion (UK ) here:
...and stay tuned for fully available remixes, including Bacalao's micromusic atari-mix of Meteoright on Marty Thau's Red Star Records!:
Vinyl portrait art by Geoff Conley at Weirding Way Studios:
Futurisk merch: futurisk.bandcamp.com/merch/
on Facebook: facebook.com/futurisk
FUTURISK was a pioneering electro-punk group that recorded and performed in the pre-midi era of the early '80's. They had two vinyl releases that sold out, a legendary live show and some videos, but for a number of reasons by 1984 Futurisk was history. Eventually the main core of Futurisk would be the Kolosine/Hess/Howard line up, but in '79 when a teenage Jeremy Kolosine won studio time & money in a competition with his drum-machine triggered guitar-synth act called 'Clark Humphrey & Futurisk', he decided to form a band around the name to record a more punk release "The Sound of Futurism 1980/Army Now". It was an ambivalent anti-war anthem, with Jack Howard on drums, Frank Lardino on synth and Kolosine on vocals and guitar synth. In '81, Kolosine, who had gotten absorbed in a new synth/sequencer replaced Lardino with synthesist/recordist Richard Hess who had a myriad collection of Moogs, Oberheims and KATs,etc, and the line up for the "Player Piano EP" was cast. The EP, like the live show, was a strange blend of punk/minimalist/disco influenced electro pop, with drum-machine triggered synths and often frantic real drums all led by Kolosine's schizophrenic Bowie/Ferry/Foxx adulations (and about 20 seconds of punk-funk guitar). It was recorded by Rich and the band in the rooms of Ron K's house.The drum sound, gotten in a bathroom, rocks, even today. Reportedly, Futurisk may have been the 1st synth-punk band in the American South...or something, and 1981's track 'Push Me Pull You (pt. 2)' was an early pre-'Rockit' excursion into electro-funk.
In 2003 LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy gave a complimentary wink to Futurisk by using the track on the delightful Colette # 5 DFA Comp CD.
In 2007 an unreleased 1982 version of the track "Meteoright" was included on Minimal Wave's "Found Tapes" vinyl LP.
In 2010 Minimal Wave Records released the long awaited Futurisk 30th Anniversary retrospective full-length vinyl Player Piano LP .
In 2011 Cititrax /Minimal Wave Records released Futurisk - Lonely Streets Remixes with remixed tracks by Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle,Chris & Cosey), Tom Furse (The Horrors), Prince Language (DFA, Editions Disco) and Complexxion from the UK.
released 02 February 1982
(c)1982 Jeremy Kolosine
(p)1982/2010 Clark Humphrey Records/Receptors Music Inc/Minimal Wave.
tags: electronic electropunk minimal wave new wave synthpop synthpunk Miami