The latest musings from Holotopik.
It is ancient, but now its modern too. Its true essence is rhythm. It is found in all types of music, but in Techno, rhythm is the main focus. Rhythm asks you to move with it, simply allow it to take control and enjoy the feeling.
This interface concept was configured with flexibility in mind. The intuitive nature of these machines allows for quick modification of sounds as well as infinite combinations of creative phrase construction.
repetitive rhythm samples layered
and manipulated to form
emotionally unifying moments
to a gathering of people
who come to celebrate and share
for our purpose of communicating.
Determined persistent beats
carefully crafted directly from the source.
It is not a novelty style of music
that you will find on the latest music Top40 charts.
It cannot be known
because it represents
a part of us that we often fear to
for the purpose of invoking trance.
A need to express
unity and balance
and a search for purpose.
These pages represent an external expression of my search, through music, for understanding.
At the beginning of techno
The beat is hypnotic and the melody is immense.
Create your own reality
thought IS force
reality can be bent.
What appears to be repetitive
reveals subtle complexity
when afforded detailed observation.
The day finally came – The debut live Melbourne set for Glen ‘Electribe’ Wallis, aka Holotropik as part of the OzGanic music fest in Melbourne. Sunday night at Revolver Upstairs, not exactly the best conditions to win the crowd over, but Holotropik isn’t your average Techno act. For one thing, this guy plays 100% live. Armed with the small but mighty Korg Electribes, a mixer, and the Kaoss Pad, Holotropik was ready to fire out some raw juicy beats.
My first exposure to the Korg Electribes happened 3 years ago when I went into a music store looking for an MC-303/505. I had exhausted myself using Rebirth ’till all hours of the night and had enough cash to outlay and purchase, what I thought, would be the closest thing equivalent to Rebirth in ‘reality’.
Through coincidence or fate I have become aware of an almost continuous lineage of Raving throughout mans’ history. Perhaps this is a reminder to some or perhaps you never realised the complete history of Raves. Most are aware of the general culture of Raves and the guidelines for Rave etiquette, but, not many would be aware of the tradition that accompanies these values.