Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Six Degrees of Sauerkraut--Part XXXXVIII: Glimmerlight Footage

The Glimmerlight was much like an Amish Village. We would often have visitors who came and observed our way of life. On those occasions, like any other night, the Glimmerlight house band, Space, would play a show for the humanoid tourists.

I thought you might like to see some footage straight from the Glimmerlight. The year was 1977 and a group of Italian tourists was visiting our blue crystal shores. This footage is emblematic of a typical evening in the Glimmerlight, Space regaling us with its icy synth anthems and dansing the night away. Enjoy.

Immer weider!

Six Degrees of Sauerkraut--Part XXXXVII: Ebondazzar

When the humanoid invasion reached the Glimmerlight, we called upon our cybernetic cousins spread across the globe to help us save the blue crystals. Our Australian brethren sent Peak, which had just created the synth apparatus Ebondazzar.

Ebondazzar was the precursor to to what will be known as the Nebuchadnezzar, a technology which the humanoids will one day co-opt to battle the androids in the real world when we are once more ascendant; at least that is what the Electric Sheep's prophecy would have us believe.

Hear Ebondazzar's killer track "Nightmist" by clicking on the title of this post.

Rauf und runter!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Six Degrees of Sauerkraut--Part XXXXVI: More French Synthesists

Along with the Hydravion, we also called in other French synthesists to try and save the Glimmerlight in its last days. One of which was Joël Fajerman who brought his Azimuts and Turbulences to the battlefield. He also had a really tricked out light cycle and was the only cybernetic organism capable of challenging David Hasselhoff at volleyball. Check out his masterpiece "Oiseaux" by clicking on the title of this post.

Of course, being a true android, Joël had some German circuitry as well, so we considered him one of us. These days, he spends quite a bit of time with us on the off-world colonies and we often reminisce about the glory of the blue crystals before they went dim.

Immer weider.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Six Degrees of Sauerkraut--Part XXXXV: Hydravion

At the outset of the humanoid invasion that ultimately led to the downfall of the Glimmerlight, we called in Hydravion - a joint German/French air force that served as one of our first lines of defense along with with the Mistral and David Hasslehoff. While the Mistral fought amongst the deepest crystals, and Hass' upon the beach, the Hyrdavion took up the fight in water the air.

Check out the synth manoeuvres of Hydravion by clicking on the tile of this post.

Rauf und runter!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Six Degrees of Sauerkraut--Part XXXXIV: MIstral in Action

Broadcasting high above Hurricane Irene - I thought you might like to see some footage of the Mistral at work deep in the Glimmerlight.


Rauf und runter!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Six Degrees of Sauerkraut--Part XXXXIII: Humanoids v. Ansectoids

At the onset of the humanoid invasion that led to the fall of the Glimmerlight, my brethren created the Mistral - half-android/half-insectoid - otherwise known as Ansectoid. We sent the Mistral forth to combat the humanoids constructing their underground metro that was ever encroaching on our blue crystal realm.

Like the spawn of any synthesist, the Mistral created a ghostly maschine musik all their own. Click on the the title of this post for a prime example: Jamie.

Jamie was an ode to the leader of the Mistral - who, like any good denizen of the Glimmerlight - had many a pseudonym: Jamie aka .knowdice aka Ansectoid # 1. Jamie led the Mistral in their battle against the humanoid invasion - which was defacing our crystals as if they were New York City Subway Ads.

Immer wieder!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Six Degrees of Sauerkraut--Part XXXXII: Das Leben Aquatic Der Jürgen Müller

Little do you know, my brethren in the Glimmerlight loved the water. You'd think the water would mess with our circuitry - but no. We would often go on day trips to the Atlantic Ocean, don our underwater gear, and hang out with the dolphins (like a German Fred Neil).
No one loved the sea more than Jürgen Müller. He would often stay under water for weeks on end. Tinkering with his synths and crystals to try and capture the sound of the sea. Click on the title of this post to check out Meeresbett Meditation - Jürgen's ode to the ocean.

This old world may never change, but we'll always have Jürgen's ode to the sea.

So say we all!

Six Degrees of Sauerkraut--Part XXXXI: Synthesists and Pseudonyms

Every self-respecting synthesist in the Glimmerlicht had a pseudonym. Some of the androids even had a few. Do you really think I go by Maury all the time up here? An optimus prime example was Frederic Mirage aka Frank Martin-Solf aka Bernard Estardy (my second cyborg cousin). Mirage had so many pseudonyms it made you dizzy. One day he was Frederic, the next day he was Frank and the day after that he'd be Bernard. And he would get really upset if you didn't know what name he was going by on any given day. But Mirage made some of the best musik in the Glimmerlight - before the humanoid invasion; before the blue crystals went dim and we all headed to the off-world colonies. Click on the title of this post to hear one of the tracks we used to danse to all night deep under the streets of Düsseldorf: Atlantic.

Some nights as we drift high above Earth, passing over the Atlantic, we gaze down with deep robotic sadness and we put on Mirage's 8-track and we remember the good old days.

Rauf und runter!