The Connection Machine is Natasja Hagemeier and Jeroen Brandjes. The CD-only original release from 2004 has been re-mastered and features nine tracks for this first-time vinyl version of the album. The Down Low label is a vital US resource for deeply personal electronic music that works both in bedrooms and DJ booths. Ten years after their last release they return with this double 180g vinyl version of the Painless album by The Connection Machine. It is an album made up of material made in the nineties that never saw the light of day and is full of achingly deep moods, dreamy acid house, down tempo electronics, ambient, and Detroit techno, all of which make it a lost classic from the Dutch techno scene. This is a vital reissue that not only re-introduces this forgotten classic to a whole new audience, but also the Down Low Music label itself.
From the 2004 promo text: "The Connection Machine is Jeroen Brandjes and Natasja Hagemeier. and Natasja is a formal musician who plays classical piano, spinet and clavichord. Their paths crossed in 1991, when they were both working at a club in Utrecht, Netherlands.
The Connection Machine is Natasja Hagemeier and Jeroen Brandjes. The vinyl version of the album has been re-mastered and features nine tracks from the CD-only original release from 2004. The label Down Low Music is a vital US resource for deeply personal electronic music that works both in bedrooms and DJ booths. P and Dan Curtin, so played a key role during its first lifetime
The Connection Machine. Connection Machine, The - Painless Label: Down Low Music Catalog dLCMLP Format: CD, Album Country: US Released: 2004.
Cisco Ferreira and Colin McBean’s debut album is a terrifically assured piece of work, with enough freaky production touches to function as home-listening brainfood while also banging hard – check the aptly named ‘Bad Boy’ for complete dancefloor lift-off. McBean left the group soon after 1997’s New Beginnings (check the cover art – priceless), but Ferreira kept the Advent name going and in 2000 released proto-electroclash LP Time Trap Technik on International Deejay Gigolos. Jeroen Brandjes and Natasja Hagemeijer, whose other aliases include Bitch & Bites, Cray Emoticon and Syndrome, initiated The Connection Machine in 1994 with a 12″ on Planet E, quickly followed by an EP on U-Trax.
The Connection Machine. Made up of salvaged material culled from other releases throughout the 90s - when Dutch techno was at its most vibrant and experimental - Painless feels like the woefully unheard voices of members Natasja Hagemeier and Jeroen Brandjes, shouting from across the chasm of time.
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NotesFirst 100 copies limited red/marbled vinyl.
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|dLCMLP||The Connection Machine||Painless (2xLP, Album, RM)||Down Low Music||dLCMLP||US||2019|