Mannequin Records, Berlin released a 12″ edit and remix by Ancient Methods of the 1986 Bourbonese Qualk track ‘Lies’.

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Resident Advisor. ‘Ancient Methods remixes Bourbonese Qualk’s Lies’ October 2014.

“Lies,” a track from the now-defunct UK experimental group Bourbonese Qualk, will get new life by way of a vinyl release onMannequin Records with Ancient Methods on remix duties.

Bourbonese Qualk came into existence in 1979, and put out a stream of confrontational albums through much of the ’80s and into the early ’90s. After a long pause, their final album, On Uncertainty, came out in 2001, and the band disbanded the next year after the death of guitarist Miles Miles. Since then they’ve made mp3s of their entire catalog freely available on their website. “Lies” originally came out in 1986 on the Preparing For Power LP by way of the group’s own label Recloose Organization. A terse, electro-tinged cut just under two minutes long—you can hear it via the YouTube player below—”Lies” certainly sounds like the sort of stuff that Ancient Methods would take on. (He’s also remixed more contemporary artists, like Whirling Hall Of Knives, Manni Dee and Headless Horseman, in 2014.) He’ll contribute a remix and edit on the Mannequin release, which also features the original version.

Along with that record, it looks like Mannequin will be collecting much more of Bourbonese Qualk’s material for re-release, starting with Bourbonese Qualk 1983-1987, which draws on their first five albums and will come on double vinyl and CD. According to Simon Crab, a founding member of the group, it’ll be the first of a series of reissues (and he’s taking care of the artwork). After trying out “Lies,” you can see the tracklist for that one below. All release dates are still TBA.

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Mannequin task Ancient Methods to remix/re-edit a Bourbonese Qualk classic with superb results. The all-too-brief original version of industrial proto-techno kicks and haunting atmosphere laced with an end-of-tether vocal is handily extended to twice the length in AM’s faithful edit, before they really get to work on the remix with added Burroughs samples supplementing their whirring teutonic techno efficiency and clarity. Quite seriously, nobody else makes us want to dance quite like Ancient Methods.

liesRush Hour Review. October 2014.

“Lies,” a track from the now-defunct UK experimental group Bourbonese Qualk, get new life by way of a vinyl release on Mannequin Records with Ancient Methods on edit and remix duties. The release will contain also the original short-time version.
Bourbonese Qualk came into existence in 1979, and put out a stream of confrontational albums through much of the ’80s and into the early ’90s. After a long pause, their final album, On Uncertainty, came out in 2001, and the band disbanded the next year after the death of guitarist Miles Miles.

“Lies”, a terse, TR 808 driven electro-tinged cut just under two minutes long, originally came out in 1986 on the Preparing For Power LP by way of the group’s own label Recloose Organization.

Anthony Parasole:
“Fantastic rework from Ancient Methods!”

John Heckle:
“Love the sound of this”

label_bq_01Press release:

“Lies,” a track from the now-defunct UK experimental group Bourbonese Qualk, get new life by way of a vinyl release on Mannequin Records with Ancient Methods on edit and remix duties. The release will contain also the original short-time version.

Bourbonese Qualk came into existence in 1979, and put out a stream of confrontational albums through much of the ’80s and into the early ’90s. After a long pause, their final album, On Uncertainty, came out in 2001, and the band disbanded the next year after the death of guitarist Miles Miles.

“Lies”, a terse, TR 808 driven electro-tinged cut just under two minutes long, originally came out in 1986 on the Preparing For Power LP by way of the group’s own label Recloose Organization.

(Brian Kolada, Resident Advisor)

Release date 23th March 2015.

Tracks:

  1. A1 Lies (original)
  2. A2 Lies (Ancient Methods Edit)
  3. B1 Lies (Ancient Methods Remix)
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