There are things that make your butt wiggle. There are things that make your brain tickle. There are things that get glitched and grungy. Well, here’s something that does all those things at once – it’s a glitchy good time, and it’s free. Merry Sludgemas.

And for anyone bored with overly-shiny, overly-restrained, dark fashion-label sound-alike techno – meet “sludge,” which is totally none of that.

Our parade of year-end music queuing continues with some goodness from one of our favorite labels of the year, Detroit Underground. They’ve been experimental and glitchy and groovy and IDM and weirdo and excellent. They’ve done hardware. They’ve put out some of the best releases of the year (more on that general attitude soon).

And this brings a lot of those threads together.

You see, it starts with DetUnd’s excellent “Circuit-Bent Digital Waveguideβ„’” DU-KRPLS module. (You know you’re nerdy when you see the character “KRPLS” and say “oh, yeah, of course, Karplus-Strong Waveguide hey where did everybody go?” If you didn’t think that, don’t worry, have your daily dose of CDM and you’ll soon be as incompatible with normal society as the rest of us.)

Then, you add Marshall Applewhite and The Friend.

What?

Didn’t follow any of that?

Download this, and you’ll be dancing to glitches anyway.

Their explanation:

While not much about the DU-KRPLS is very conventional, the pairing of Marshall Applewhite and The Friend have found a few ways to take it to another level of non-conventional soundscaping. The two songs included show a nice variation of using the module in a melodic sense and a more glitched out percussive sense. Building upon their brand of techno, known as sludge, the pair have kept it slow and heavy, yet funky and danceable.

Free. As in Beer. As in sludge, too.

https://detund.bandcamp.com/album/krpls-stuff

Stylish graphics by the singular eBoy – accept no substitutes.

Though, fair warning, if you’re into this stuff your credit card might go crazy here:

https://detund.bandcamp.com/

Enjoy.

If edm is drug music, Marshall Applewhite is the anti drug. He said that, not us, but - cool. :) I'll take a BIG dose of his stuff.

If edm is drug music, Marshall Applewhite is the anti drug. He said that, not us, but – cool. πŸ™‚ I’ll take a BIG dose of his stuff.

Glitchy video action:

DUβ„’ MERRY SLUDGEMAS – FREE DOWNLOAD πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ’»@marshall.applewhite X @__thefriend__ – KRPLS STUFF EP cat#dboy18 πŸš§πŸ“² While not much about the DU-KRPLS is very conventional, the pairing of Marshall Applewhite and The Friend have found a few ways to take it to another level of non-conventional soundscaping. The two songs included show a nice variation of using the module in a melodic sense and a more glitched out percussive sense. Building upon their brand of techno, known as sludge, the pair have kept it slow and heavy, yet funky and danceable. https://detund.bandcamp.com/album/krpls-stuff DESIGN BY @eboyarts – DU-KRPLS MODULE AVAILABLE HERE: detroitunderground.net/archives/modular/du-krpls πŸŽ›πŸŽ›πŸŽ› #detund #sludge #krpls #detroit #detroitunderground #313 #eboy #eurorack #glitche

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DUβ„’ MERRY SLUDGEMAS – FREE DOWNLOAD πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ’»@marshall.applewhite X @__thefriend__ – KRPLS STUFF EP cat#dboy18 πŸš§πŸ“² While not much about the DU-KRPLS is very conventional, the pairing of Marshall Applewhite and The Friend have found a few ways to take it to another level of non-conventional soundscaping. The two songs included show a nice variation of using the module in a melodic sense and a more glitched out percussive sense. Building upon their brand of techno, known as sludge, the pair have kept it slow and heavy, yet funky and danceable. https://detund.bandcamp.com/album/krpls-stuff DESIGN BY @eboyarts – DU-KRPLS MODULE AVAILABLE HERE: detroitunderground.net/archives/modular/du-krpls πŸŽ›πŸŽ›πŸŽ› #detund #sludge #krpls #detroit #detroitunderground #313 #eboy #eurorack #glitche

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Previously on CDM:
This Eurorack module was coded wrong – and you’ll like it

  • Foosnark

    I’ve never been convinced by anything I’ve heard that I need either a DU-KRPLS or the original Karp in my system, but these two do make good use of it.

    LOTS of good music coming out of DU.

  • I really like my DU-KRPLS but it does take a lot of work but fun stuff when you get it going.