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Encyclopedia > Otto von Schirach

Otto Von Schirach is an IDM and breakcore artist from Miami, Florida of Cuban/German decent. His style is more sporadic and noisy than other artists in the genre, and his visual aesthetic leans on the heavy metal side rather than electronic. Intelligent dance music (IDM) is a style of experimental electronic music with an emphasis on unconventional sequencing and processing. ... Breakcore is a loosely defined electronic music style that brings together elements of jungle, hardcore techno and IDM into a breakbeat-oriented sound that encourages speed, complexity, impact and maximum sonic density. ... This article is about the city in Florida. ... Heavy Metal is a genre of music that emerged as a defined musical style in the 1970s, having its roots in hard rock bands which, between 1967 and 1974, took blues and rock to create a hybrid with a thick, heavy, guitar-and-drums-centered sound, characterised by the use...

He has released most of his work on the Schematic and Beta Bodega labels, and was featured in the 2002 documentary Electro Dziska. Most recently he worked and went on tour with Skinny Puppy and produced a remix for Miss Kittin. Schematic records releases often feature striking covers by top designers such as The Designers Republic, Friends With You, Graphic Havok and Keep Adding. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... Skinny Puppy (left to right, cEvin Key, Nivek Ogre, Dwayne R. Goettel), Circa 1992 Skinny Puppy is an influential industrial band, which formed in Vancouver, BC, Canada during the early 1980s. ... Miss Kittin (real name Caroline Hervé) is an electronica vocalist and DJ. She was born in Grenoble, France in 1973. ...

Partial discography

  • El Golpe Avisa EP (Rice & Beans, 2001)
  • House of Distraction LP - various artists (Schematic, 2001)
  • 8000 B.C. LP (Schematic, 2001)
  • Escalo Frio LP (Schematic, 2001)
  • Chopped Zombie Fungus EP compilation (Schematic, 2003)
  • Well Suited For General Purpose Audio Work LP - various artists (Schematic, 2003)
  • Global Speaker Fisting LP (Schematic, 2004)
  • Armpit Buffet - Various Artist Remixes (Schematic, 2005)

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Splendid: Features: Otto Von Schirach (2522 words)
Otto Von Schirach's music is indescribable -- much as a mini fire engine stuffed with circus clowns getting raped by a transvestite pencil sharpener is indescribable.
We caught up with Von Schirach between legs of the Skinny Puppy North American tour (he's been opening for the industrial legends on every stateside stop), as he juggled promotional duty for the newly released Global Speaker Fisting and preparations for another trip with Cevin, Ogre and crew.
Otto Von Schirach: The Schematic crew was in LA on tour three or four years ago.
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