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Die Datenschleuder

by Legion

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Grif Pentfire Nürnberg, 1994. Happy days.
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patient_ot Dark ambient electronic music before the genre got over the top and cheesy. This one has that certain indescribable feeling of post-industrial experimental music that was around in the 80s and 90s underground scene. Although "False Dawn" is probably a better place with this project, this is great too.
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Deep White 05:57
D.S.N. 14:22
Premodial 09:44
Worldnet 07:22
Killzone 09:10


The title 'Die Datenschleuder' was taken from a German hackers' magazine of the same name. The magazine's editors were angry when they found out the name but Oliver Ross and the guys at Hyperium in Nuremberg managed to placate them. I used the title because it summed up the way I produced it, which was to throw lots of audio into my EMAX sampler and manipulate it as if in a Data Centrifuge (a 'Datenschleuder'). Some of the material here was played in 1993 at the Resi club in Nuremberg to approx 900 goths :-)

Review from Alien Underground 0.1 (spring 1995) via Datacide Magazine:

'Legion is Andrew Lagowski of LAGOWSKI fame currently releasing his own brand of Techno cuts on GPR. This is the second release as ‘Legion‘, previously we had the colossal ‘False Dawn’ which had been released at the point when the specialist press were signalling the death of Industrial as we had known it. ’False Dawn‘ charged into no man’s land under heavy fire from the press initiated flanking manoeuvre of the ‘Ambient’ brigade, bursting through with no supporting fire it emerged the other side leaving behind it a trail of carnage and picking up on its way a few stalwart Industrial partisans that had been sniping ‘Ambient’ H.Q’s.

Backup has arrived with a supply of new ammo in the form of this new release.

’Die Datenschleuder’ scans the nether regions of sonic possibilities, every sound carefully poised within an inimitable structure.A mixture of analogue (not a 303 in sight) and digital processing, there is no allegiance to either as both are skillfully worked and reworked interdependently. It is a complex mesh of aggressive and calmed tones the likes of which are nowhere else to be found. There are no presets here as sonic machines are forced to their processing limits culminating in an expansive soundscape of heaving textures that requires a good deal of time investment from the listener.
If a tight P.A. is available in your lounge then turn the dB’s up to get the max audio/power transfer. Lagowski has a fascination with machinery that has a measure of latent power over its operators, as expressed in the track ‘Killzone’. This track is a requiem to a robot plant worker that did not observe some crucial safety rules and was subsequently killed by the robot. The latent power of Lagowski‘s sonic machines are evident in the tracks presented and underline his ability in discovering new methods against the tide of commercial pastiche.

D.J. Ambidextrous'


released March 1, 1994

Cover artwork by Disinformation. Thanks to Oliver Ross & the Hyperium crew, Dave Campbell, Neil Balfour and Yukari.


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Lagowski London

Making/recording electronic music since 1982 and before that was a drummer in a new wave band. Since 1987 he has released > 40 albums and ten 12” singles. Projects include Nagamatzu (co-founder, guitarist, programmer, engineer), S.E.T.I., Clans of the Alphane Moon, Project Ghost, Legion & Lagowski. ... more

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