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The Lost Synthesizer Classics of Ursula Bogner
November 1, 2008 3:57 AM   Subscribe

It seems almost incredible that Ursula Bogner's musical talents should have remained undiscovered until now.
posted by jack_mo (20 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wow, Hausfraucore... cool. Lovin' the tuba.
posted by DenOfSizer at 4:02 AM on November 1, 2008


All other titles were taken straight from the original reels
Oompaa
posted by Mblue at 4:15 AM on November 1, 2008


It was a mistake the first time but I went back and did it again. Start Metazoon and when it reaches the 10 second mark start Proto.

I'm sure there's lots of other combinations in that page.
posted by mandal at 4:28 AM on November 1, 2008


Neat tunes, but I find the back-story hard to believe.
posted by exogenous at 4:32 AM on November 1, 2008


Fabulous, wonderful stuff. I'm an instant Ursula Bogner fan.

Great find, jack_mo, many thanks!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:33 AM on November 1, 2008


...but I find the back-story hard to believe.

That thought crossed my mind as well. But...

I want to believe.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:34 AM on November 1, 2008


...but I find the back-story hard to believe.

Oh please. Do we have to put the Secret Squirrel hats on for everything now?
posted by mandal at 4:55 AM on November 1, 2008


...but I find the back-story hard to believe.

Her father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. Her mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet...
posted by pracowity at 4:59 AM on November 1, 2008 [3 favorites]


exogenous wrote: Neat tunes, but I find the back-story hard to believe.

"factish (french/german faitiche) - (...) is a combination of facts and fetishes, and makes it obvious that the two have a common element of fabrication." - Bruno Latour, 1999

Female electronic music pioneers are regularly discovered, or rediscovered after long periods in obscurity, and fetishised by electronic musicians and fans, especially the male ones.

Look at Delia, or Daphne.

The fact that Ursula Bogner is very obviously Jan Jelinek in a bad wig has no impact on my belief that the story is absolutely true.
posted by jack_mo at 5:11 AM on November 1, 2008 [2 favorites]


Oh please. Do we have to put the Secret Squirrel hats on for everything now?

No, no. A bad wig will suffice.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:17 AM on November 1, 2008


Nice find! Just listening to this stuff is soothing my murderous hangover.
posted by ClanvidHorse at 5:33 AM on November 1, 2008 [2 favorites]


Oh well, seems like I do need to find my Secret Squirrel hat (or at least a dead squirrel to use as a wig). My apologies exogenous.

Ursula Bogner is very obviously Jan Jelinek in a bad wig

Yeah, don't know how I missed that, what with staring at his photo daily and all.
posted by mandal at 5:42 AM on November 1, 2008


...seems like I do need to find my Secret Squirrel hat (or at least a dead squirrel to use as a wig).

Hey, the squirrel doesn't have to be dead, as long as it's on your head.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:48 AM on November 1, 2008


Proto is really nice. Reminds me of ISAN.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 6:00 AM on November 1, 2008


Neat tunes, but I find the back-story hard to believe.
posted by exogenous

It could easily a case similar to that of Marvin Pontiac, which could very well deserve an fpp of his own.
posted by micayetoca at 8:37 AM on November 1, 2008 [1 favorite]


I wonder if there's any real money in the manufacture and sale of Orgone Accumulators to the bohemian bourgeoisie? It always seemed really unfair that Reich died in poverty while L. Ron got richer than an eastern potentate.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 10:00 AM on November 1, 2008


Wonderful stuff! 'Ton' (#6, 1984) could easily be the basis for a trip hop album.
posted by stepheno at 10:07 AM on November 1, 2008


I wish I could favorite this post 100 times, great find. BOTW.
posted by ageispolis at 11:37 AM on November 1, 2008


Great post, by the way.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:39 AM on November 1, 2008


I can't hear anything but this only adds to the mystique..... I always wondered what a teutonic pam ayres would look like, now i know.
posted by sgt.serenity at 7:08 AM on November 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


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