Jikkenteki (Rennis Buchner) is an American producer and label owner based in Akita, Japan, since 2004. He operates PAR-2 Productions, an underground psytrance label with a distinctly noncommercial approach.
The history of the Jikkenteki project goes back to 1999, the year in which Rennis, a formally trained musician, cobbled together a basic setup from low-end gear, primarily for use in a live performance context. Lacking even a computer sequencer until 2001, he was forced by technical constraints to innovate and improvise. Even after systematically upgrading his equipment and techniques in the years that followed, the Jikkenteki sound retains an undeniable sense of free-flowing spontaneity, a holdover from the early days of on-the-fly experimentation.
In crafting his original sound, Jikkenteki draws upon disparate elements of the dark, minimal, and full-on movements that have dominated psytrance over the course of the last decade, but no influence has been stronger than that of mid-nineties Goa trance. Rather than simply recreate and imitate the old school masters, Jikkenteki incorporates the essence of golden age Goa trance magic into his own personal production style.
Jikkenteki has been very active in releasing music since 2005. Aside from his work compiling and appearing on A Walk Through Neptune’s Garden and Mainspring Motion, he has found time to release a double-CD album of trance and downtempo music, The Long Walk Home, as well as the highly successful Flights Of Infinity. Jikkenteki is now taking a break from writing music after the release of his third studio album, The Beginning Is At The End, in 2009.
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01 - Xamanist - Restart (140 BPM)
02 - Magic & Witchcraft - Erotic Nightmares (139 BPM)
03 - Ekoplex - Elewa (143 BPM)
04 - ManMadeMan - Technoid Energized (142 BPM)
05 - EvsY - Headbanger’s Wall (145 BPM)
06 - Planewalker - Sine Qua Non (143 BPM)
07 - Rigel - Crying God (145 BPM)
08 - Amygdala - Wintermute (140 BPM)
09 - Sound Field - Technological Terror (Jikkenteki Remix) (138 BPM)
10 - Phobium - No Longer Current (90 BPM)
Ektoplazm presents Spectral Circuitry, an eclectic collection of songs compiled by label owner DJ Basilisk. Returning to the spirit and vibe of Organic Circuitry, the first Ektoplazm label compilation, this release is a celebration of the vibrant diversity of the global psychedelic trance underground. On this timeless journey we are joined by many old friends and allies from the early days of Ektoplazm as well as several newcomers, all of whom possess a strong artistic voice and distinctly individual style. Building steadily from a humble beginning, this release will propel you through many stages of trance before reaching a sublime, enchanting conclusion. Mastered by Jay Kerner (Southwild) with illustrations by Cesar Rodriguez of Neuromantix and digital ink and design by Basilisk.
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01 - Blindsided (100 BPM)
02 - Forgotten, But Not Gone (100 BPM)
03 - False Hope (120 BPM)
04 - Recon-Figure (147 BPM)
05 - Default To Zero (120 BPM)
06 - Self Destructing Mechanism (120/147 BPM)
07 - Some Things Last Forever (110 BPM)
Ektoplazm and PAR-2 Productions are proud to present The Beginning Is At The End, the third studio album by Jikkenteki (Rennis Buchner). Building on the unique and individual style heard on The Long Walk Home and Flights Of Infinity, this seamlessly mixed concept album is a dark, introspective, and moody opus infused with considerable emotional depth and artistic maturity. Although it is primarily a downtempo album, the heavy industrial undertones and occasional excursion into unusual psychedelic trance experiments make this a completely original production. Mastered by Akhentek at Ilum Studios, B.C. Artwork by Basilisk with photography at Kiki AKA Keely Chu’s studio in Kensington Towers, Toronto.
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Released under a Creative Commons licence for noncommercial usage. You are encouraged to share, copy, broadcast, and perform this release! The audio component of this album is a single file; use the cue sheet included within the package to split it into individual tracks (we recommend the Medieval CUE Splitter for this purpose). A split version is also available in MP3, FLAC, and WAV format. Be sure to visit the Ektoplazm discography for more high-quality free downloads.
Ektoplazm is proud to present Organic Circuitry, our first official compilation release. Compiled by DJ Basilisk, Organic Circuitry features an eclectic assortment of songs contributed by friends and allies around the world, many of whom have already appeared in the free music section of the Ektoplazm web site. Conceived as a celebration of the vibrant diversity of the global psychedelic trance underground, Organic Circuitry features an exotic blend of new school Goa trance, fat and funky full-on, pumping progressive, and deeply enchanting downtempo. Although differing in their approach, the songs of Organic Circuitry are united in their common emphasis on the power of melody to convey ideas and emotions. Every track shimmers with colour and light–fantastic stories waiting to be told. To ensure a professional level of quality, Organic Circuitry has been mastered by Colin Bennun @ the Stooodio, Bristol, UK, and features cover artwork by Paul Zulauf.
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Part 1: Revelations And Moments Of Clarity
01 :: False Sense Of Security (6:48)
02 :: Ambiguity (12:54)
03 :: An Angel Takes Flight (27:22)
04 :: Chasing Raindrops (7:17)
05 :: Warmth In Cold Places (15:31)
Part 2: Moving Forward In The Real World
06 :: Temporary Distractions (14:00)
07 :: Automagic (8:46)
08 :: Quietly Screaming (8:33)
09 :: Days Of The Weak (7:12)
10 :: Something New (6:20)
11 :: Different Paths (8:20)
12 :: Stepping Forward (9:11)
13 :: Warmth In Other Places (9:10)
Jikkenteki‘s ambitious debut album The Long Walk Home was conceived as an exploration of the nature of duality. Originally released in 2006 by PAR-2 Productions, this epic sonic journey begins with drifting downtempo and ambient soundscapes before shifting into high gear with ripping psychedelic trance and energetic grooves. Inspired by real events, Jikkenteki touches upon the full range of human emotions–from utter joy to devastating loss–and the strange sensation that results from experiencing these conflicting feelings simultaneously. This is a concept album like no other!
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Re-released in 2008 under a Creative Commons licence for noncommercial usage. The Long Walk Home appears here with the full cooperation of Jikkenteki and PAR-2 Productions. You are welcome to show your support for this generous initiative by purchasing the original double-CD pressing from the PAR-2 Productions store–it is only USD$13 ncluding shipping! Also be sure to check out Jikkenteki’s second album, Flights Of Infinity.
:: Keiretsu vs Soliptic
- Ripples (Imprint Of Creation Mix) (11:46)
- Slippery Slopes (9:11)
- Unicorn (7:12)
- In The… (6:44)
- Broadcast (6:30)
- Modori Odori (9:23)
- It Is (What Isn’t) (12:50)
- Nesta's Soft Escape (9:56)
Originally released in 2005, A Walk Through Neptune’s Garden is the debut release from PAR-2 Productions, an independent label founded by Jikkenteki and Katapult. Defying conventional standards, this thematic compilation explores the concept of water in all its forms:
Water is an ever moving, ever changing force of nature. From calm cool pools and flowing rivers to raging storms and massive floods, water is many ways nature’s equivalent to human emotion. It sustains us and gives us life. It can calm us and lull us to deep meditative states. It can also assault us with an aggressive onslaught that can be both amazing and terrifying. For this reason it serves has an ideal theme for linking the music on this compilation. Rather than dwelling on any one particular “style” of psychedelic music, we have tried to create a fluid sonic journey through the whole range of emotional content that psychedelic trance has to offer.
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Re-released in 2008 under a Creative Commons licence for noncommercial usage. This compilation appears here with the full cooperation of PAR-2 Productions. If you would like to show your support for this initiative, the original CD pressing is still available for sale at the PAR-2 Productions store for USD$10 including shipping! Also feel free to leave some comments here or on the existing Psynews review thread.