LUMPTRONIC is our CD project
Over the years Lumpen Media Group has released a series of compilation CDs that reflect the undergound sounds of Chicago's talented if not legendary music scenes. Below is a sampling of the available CDs that we've found in our closet. Usually these audio artefacts are only given away at our release parties and have a very limited circulation in local record stores. If you want to know what is happening in Chicago's underground music scenes. Lumtpronic is a nice series of documentations that will complement commerically released work from Chill.
On February 10th, 2001 we had a release party for our 3rd electronic music comp, Lumptronic 3: Dynamic.Sounds.And.Experimental.Bloops. Beats.And.Blurps.From.Chill. The release party featured live performances by some of the bands and engineers that produced tracks as well as a special event only VJ mix by Brien Rulman of OVT Visualz.
Real Audio samples of the tracks can be listened to by clicking on the track names below.
3 was curated by Le Deuce and Edmar
Love and thanks to: All of the artists that submitted tracks, Mila Gomez, Brendan Daly, Brien Rulman, Steve Collins, Forestter Cobalt, ideotech and the Supersphereans.
Lumptronic 4:Select Edition
Released at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art's Summer Solstice 2001, this Select Edition of Lumptronic launched a new micro media project for Lumpen called Select Media. The crossover project of Lumptronic 4 was contained in Select magazine No. 1 and featured an enhanced cd that includes Quicktime movies as well as music. It includes tracks by Slicker , Drowsy Birds, Telafon Tel Aviv, Atropa, Beneath Autumn Sky, K-Rad, Diverse, and the Yacht Club and videos by Davy Force, Golden Shower, Doug Lussenhop, Brian dressel, and Brien Rullman. You can listen to the great sounds of various these amazing artists doing their talented desktop and software majic at http://www.select-media.com/content/issues/select1-contents.php
/ Select Media is located at http://www.select-media.com
Limited CDs exist for $10 a piece. mail check or M.O. to Lumpen, 960 W. 31st St, Chicago Il 60608. Please write check out to Edmar Productions.
Lumptronic 5: Lumpenwave
Lumpenwave is a stupendous and beautiful modern electro-cybernetic compilation of 80s inspired covers. check out the event it was released at last summer lumpenwave: revenge of the 80s:: It contains far out hits by: TM Schneider and KPT Mich.igan, Douggpound and Minnie Gearl, Chinese Johnny, Dj Mamacita and ANJB3, Martian Law, M. Mercer, Big Man vs. Pretzel of Energy, TRS-80, String Theory, Junior, Found Objects, Craque, Tinkerband and Space Soldiers. available at quimbys. track listing and real audio emissions coming soon. We have 50 copies left.
Very Limited Cds exist for $15 a piece. mail check or M.O. to Lumpen, 960 W. 31st St, Chicago Il 60608. Please write check out to Edmar Productions.
LUMPTRONIC 6 (released 4/2003)
The Lumptronic 6 Technotopia vs Technopocalypse CD project is a companion audio artefact for the festival. It contains work by some of the performers and musicians featured at the Version>03 convergence and also features a sampling of the digital underground in Chicago.
track listings for the cds::
Lumptronic 6 Technotopia
We recently located a stash of Easy Listener's Big Songs For Small Apartments Compilation released in the late 90s. We will also be featuring other Select Media Projects on this page.
To enquire about placing an order please email ed at here.