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FUTURISK was a pioneering electro-punk group that recorded and performed in the pre-midi era of the early '80's. They had two vinyl releases that sold out, a legendary live show and some videos, but for a number of reasons by 1984 Futurisk was history. Eventually the main core of Futurisk would be the Kolosine/Hess/Howard line up, but in '79 when a teenage Jeremy Kolosine won studio time & money in a competition with his drum-machine triggered guitar-synth act called 'Clark Humphrey & Futurisk', he decided to form a band around the name to record a more punk release "The Sound of Futurism 1980/Army Now". It was an ambivalent anti-war anthem, with Jack Howard on drums, Frank Lardino on synth and Kolosine on vocals and guitar synth. In '81, Kolosine, who had gotten absorbed in a new synth/sequencer replaced Lardino with synthesist/recordist Richard Hess who had a myriad collection of Moogs, Oberheims and KATs,etc, and the line up for the "Player Piano EP" was cast. The EP, like the live show, was a strange blend of punk/minimalist/disco influenced electro pop, with drum-machine triggered synths and often frantic real drums all led by Kolosine's schizophrenic Bowie/Ferry/Foxx adulations (and about 20 seconds of punk-funk guitar). It was recorded by Rich and the band in the rooms of Ron K's house.The drum sound, gotten in a bathroom, rocks, even today. Reportedly, Futurisk may have been the 1st synth-punk band in the American South...or something, and 1981's track 'Push Me Pull You (pt. 2)' was an early pre-'Rockit' excursion into electro-funk.
In 2003 LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy gave a complimentary wink to Futurisk by using the track on the delightful Colette # 5 DFA Comp CD.
In 2007 an unreleased 1982 version of the track "Meteoright" was included on Minimal Wave's "Found Tapes" vinyl LP.
In 2010 Minimal Wave Records released the long awaited Futurisk 30th Anniversary retrospective full-length vinyl Player Piano LP .
OUT NOW... Futurisk - Lonely Streets Remixes with remixed tracks by Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle,Chris & Cosey), Tom Furse (The Horrors), Prince Language (DFA, Editions Disco) and Complexxion from the UK.



Futurisk - Lonely Streets Remixes now available for download on AMAZON, iTUNES, JUNO, ZERO" & CLONE.
Remixes by Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle, Chris and Cosey), Prince Language( DFA RECORDS), COMPLEXXION and Tom Furse (The Horrors)




Also still available! Futurisk - Lonely Streets Remixes 12 inch
(Featuring Chris Carter, Prince Language, COMPLEXXION, and Tom Furse) on Minimal Wave /Cititrax.
Available at Minimal Wave , Juno, Boomkat, Rush Hour, Midheaven, HHV










Don't miss the FUTURISK 30th Anniversary retrospective PLAYER PIANO LP Vinyl / D/L!
OUT NOW! ON MINIMAL WAVE RECORDS.
Also available at Juno , Insound , Boomkat, Midheaven & HHV or D/L on iTunes, Amazon, Juno DL, Boomkat, Clone, Zero, OtherMusic.





Read full review of Player Piano - Futurisk on Boomkat.com ©






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OLDER NEWS:

*10/16/2011:
Chris Davis' Minimal Wave Top Ten in The Big Take-Over.

*10/13/2011:
Extended Minimal Wave interview.

*10/10/2011:
Futurisk release review inSadie Magazine.

*09/08/2011:
Minimal Wave's Veronica Vasicka interviews Futurisk's Jeremy Kolosine for The Quietus.

*09/04/2011:
Futurisk on Dangerous Minds.

*08/24/2011:
Upcoming movie INVISIBLE BANDS will feature early South Florida punk scene including rare Futurisk video clips & interviews

*07/02/2011:
Futurisk - Lonely Streets Remixes now available for download on AMAZON, iTUNES, JUNO, ZERO" & CLONE.

*06/30/2011:
ELLE Magazine: Minimalism to the Max: Veronica Vasika .Futurisk in VV TOP 5.

*06/28/2011:
CoS Audiography:An Interview with Jeremy Kolosine, part 4

*06/24/2011:
Futurisk - Lonely Streets Remixes Download NOW available at JUNO DL!
Remixes by Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle, Chris and Cosey), Prince Language( DFA RECORDS), COMPLEXXION and Tom Furse (The Horrors)


*06/21/2011:
CoS Audiography:An Interview with Jeremy Kolosine, part 3

*06/13/2011:
CoS Audiography:An Interview with Jeremy Kolosine, part 2

*06/06/2011:
CoS Audiography:An Interview with Jeremy Kolosine, part 1

*05/17/2011:
Every Bad Girl Deserves Futurisk!
OUT NOW! Futurisk - Lonely Streets Remixes 12 inch vinyl.
Remixes by Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle, Chris and Cosey), Prince Language( DFA RECORDS), COMPLEXXION and Tom Furse (The Horrors).

on Minimal Wave /Cititrax.

*05/05/2011:
FACT Mag on Futurisk "Lonely Streets Remixes"(coming soon)

*04/15/2011:
Minimal Wave press release for Futurisk "Lonely Streets Remixes"( includes soundclips )

*04/14/2011:
Matrixsynth on upcoming Futurisk remixes ( includes soundclips )

*04/05/2011:
Futurisk Lonely Streets press release on Takako

*04/04/2011:
Futurisk get the Cititrax treatment

*03/10/2011:
Minimal Wave on Red Bull Music Academy

*03/09/2011:
COMING SOON!


*02/16/2011:
Download FUTURISK MP3 & WAV at Juno DL, iTunes and Amazon.

*02/14/2011:
Happy Valentines Day, not-so-New Romantics! For the first time ever, Futurisk on iTunes!

*02/10/2011:
Why the re-issue? Why the remixes?

*02/02/2011:
Coming soon. Futurisk remixes by Chris Carter(Throbbing Gristle,Chris & Cosey), Tom Furse (The Horrors), Prince Language (DFA, Editions Disco) and Complexxion from the UK !

*01/23/2011: Stay tuned for news on Minimal Wave's FUTURISK "Lonely Streets" 12inch Disco remixes release!

*01/04/2011: Check out Italy's Blow-Up Mag feature on Minimal Wave synth movement here.

*01/03/2011: Radiant Darkness Best of 2010.

*12/30/2010: The Moroders Cosmic Listener show feat. Minimal Wave's Veronica V discusses the upcoming remix 12inch release of Futurisk's "Lonely Streets"

*10/15/2010: Futurisk's Player Piano LP in Fact Mag's Top 40 reissues of 2010.

08/15/2010: Hear a take of the upcoming remix by Tom Furse (The Horrors) of Futurisk's "Lonely Streets" on this week's Minimal Wave show.

*06/01/2010: OUT NOW. FUTURISK . Player Piano LP . 30th Anniversary Vinyl!
Check out the Miami New Times and FactMag reviews.

*04/25/2010: Blast From The Past on Futurisk.

*01/26/2010: 20 Best Minimal-Wave picks (includes some Futurisk.) Nicely written , on-fact take on the pre-midi synth-wave of the early 80's. from Minimal-Wave's Veronica Vasicka :
www.factmag.com/2010/01/26/20-best-minimal-wave/
the Futurisk cut is on this page:
www.factmag.com/2010/01/26/20-best-minimal-wave/4/

*07/04/2009: Check out Minimal Electronic Plus on East Village Radio w early Futurisk track and Jeremy Kolosine interview regarding the upcoming 30th Anniversary release of rare Futurisk tracks.

*12/10/2007: New Futurisk vinyl:
The NYC label Minimal-Wave has featured an unreleased version of Futurisk's "Meteoright" from 1982 on "The Found Tapes" V/A compilation on 180 gram vinyl (limited edition of 500.) This is a version professionally recorded on 8-track 1-inch reel to reel back in 1982, and the sound is giant. The Futurisk track is part of a collection that was recorded at the time and intended for album release, which never happened. Stay tuned for news on the full album's release.





05/28/2003:
FUTURISK TRACK FEATURED ON THE DFA's REMIX CD FROM COLETTE.
The cutting edge producer/artists The DFA have featured the 1981 Futurisk track 'Push Me Pull You(Pt.2)' by Jeremy Kolosine & Richard Hess, as the opening cut on their brand new remix compilation released by Paris house of fashion/art Colette.
Epitonic.com says'...the NYC production duo James Murphy and Tim Goldsworthy - The DFA. James founded the Plantain Recording House and has recorded June of 44,Primal Scream, Six Finger Satellite, Trans Am and many more. Tim is a founding member of U.N.K.L.E. and has remixed groups such as The Verve, Radiohead, Beck, Can,Tortoise, and Massive Attack. The DFA seems to be successfully diving into the noisy New York underground...' Check out these 2 current club smashes produced by The DFA:LCD Soundsystem's 'Losing My Edge' The Rapture's 'House of Jealous Lovers.' at Epitonic's DFA page
The double CD 'Colette No 5' is out now and is the newest in a string of releases compiled by renowned sound designer Michel Gaubert and Marie Branellec for Colette.The always eclectic mix of tracks, this time focuses on groundbreaking '80's electro, as well as new and unreleased songs, such as the brand new Rapture and an unreleased Human League cut.Go to
Hear tracks at Tigersushi... or Colette Paris.


Colette Double CD Comp # 5 -featuring The DFA.(2003) ...this includes a FUTURISK track.


Press/ Blogspots :

Minimal Wave's Veronica Vasicka interviews Futurisk's Jeremy Kolosine for The Quietus.
Futurisk on Dangerous Minds
CoS Audiography:An Interview with Jeremy Kolosine, part 4
ELLE Magazine: Futurisk in Veronica Vasika TOP 5..
CoS Audiography:An Interview with Jeremy Kolosine, part 3
CoS Audiography:An Interview with Jeremy Kolosine, part 2
CoS Audiography:An Interview with Jeremy Kolosine, part 1
FACT Mag on Futurisk "Lonely Streets Remixes"
Minimal Wave press release for Remixes( includes soundclips )
Futurisk Lonely Streets press release on Takako
Matrixsynth on Futurisk remixes(includes soundclips)
Futurisk get the Cititrax treatment
Futurisk in Fact Top 40 reissues of 2010
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factmag review
blast_from_the_past
Minimal Wave on Red Bull Music Academy
Blow-Up Mag feature on Minimal Wave synth movement.
popmatters
factmag-20-best-minimal-wave/
redbullmusicacademy
falconhawksome
radiantdarkness best of 2010
radiantdarkness fla
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The Moroders Minimal Wave episode
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EQUIPMENT USED:

SEQUENTIAL CIRCUITS PRO-ONE
MINI-MOOG
MOGUE ROGUE
MOOG LIBERATION
KORG MS-10
K.A.T. SYNTH
PROPHET 600
OBERHEIM OB-1
OBERHEIM DX
ROLAND STRING MACHINE
CASIO VL TONE SERIES
ROLAND MICROCOMPOSER
ELECTRO-HARMONIX RYTHM 12 BEATBOX
PAIA 2720 MODULAR SYNTH
BOSS DR RYTHM DR-55 DRUM MACHINE
ROLAND TR-606 DRUM MACHINE
ROLAND TR-808 DRUM MACHINE
ROLAND TB-303
ROLAND SVC-350 VOCODER
SYNDRUMS
GIBSON S-1
TASCAM PORTASTUDIO 144
ELECTRO-HARMONIX GUITAR MICRO-SYNTH
ELECTRIC MANDOLIN
AMPEG "STUD"ELECTRIC GUITAR
TAMA DRUMS





ARCHIVES:

RELEASES:

FUTURISK - The Sound of Futurism 1980/Army Now (Clark Humphrey Records 1980) - 7" vinyl.
side a:Army Now/side b:Whatwehavetohave
(out of print-original pressing 500 copies)



(sleeve:Frank Vickers )
FUTURISK - Player Piano EP (Clark Humphrey Records 1982) - 7" vinyl EP.
side a: Poison Ivy, Meteoright, Push Me Pull You (pt 2)
side b: Lonely Streets, Split Second Decision
(out of print-original pressing 1000 copies)

Check the RECORDS page for other official releases available for purchase...

UNRELEASED:
FUTURISK-RADIO BERLIN SESSIONS(1981)
FUTURISK-RICHARD HESS 4-TRACK SESSIONS(1981/82)
FUTURISK-METEORIGHT AUDIO/VIDEO SESSIONS(1982)
FUTURISK-CHANGE IN THE TIDE SESSIONS(1984)

PERSONNELL/ALUMNI:
Jeremy Kolosine: synth/vocals/guitar/casio/vocoder 1979 thru 1984.
Richard Hess: synth/casio/vocoder/drum machine 1981 thru 1984.
Jack Howard: drums/syndrums, 1980-84.
Frank Lardino: synth,1980 thru 1981.
Vince Serencko: synth, 1981.
Jeff Marcus: bass, 1980 thru 1981.
Vinnie Scrimenti: drums,1981.
addtl:
Errol Kolosine video artist(drums)1983.

PIX:
more coming soon...

Jeremy Kolosine - electro-fonz 83 baby! . (pic/mag s.rosenthal)


AUDIO:
FUTURISK - Push Me Pull You(Pt2)-excerpt (Audio)-(1982)Excerpt of early electro-funk classic from Player Piano EP


VIDEO:
FUTURISK - Meteoright (Video)-(1982)Rare unreleased video(wmv)


SHOWS, STORIES n sh*t...
this will probably have a parental advisory...


one of the last flyers i did for Futurisk circa 82. jk

Think this was late 82 maybe...this show was a disaster I remember...we were 2 hours late and there was an angry mob of would be dancers waiting when we pulled up. I still love the few fans that stuck by us that night!haha.jk.

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Here's one I'll remember the details on later, but it was one of my 1st ever shows as Futurisk(some time in '79)...it was at Open Books & Records when they were in Deerfield Beach (!)and I was playing in store
...anyway what I did back then was I would set the drum machine up w synth & fx thru different guitar amps so it cascaded(sorta metal machine w a beat) and I'd leave the stage, whatever and walk around and people would stare at me funny(if someone would try to unplug it , I'd yell 'it isn't done yet!!')
...so I was outside while the 'complex of rythms' was going and Eddie from The Eat who'd just got there said 'who's that electronic crap?' probably thinking it was impossible for someone to like a rythm box AND the Eat, and that I'd wholeheartedly agree with him!
So I said..'No idea. It sucks though!'. ..

Soon after when he saw me walk up and turn it off he turned beet red and apologized and i was doubled over cracking up....

jk

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On April 12th 1981, Futurisk played on the Boca Raton High School lunchroom rooftop to a baffled gaggle of southern rock pre-pube wann-be's. I remember it was the 1st launch date of the space shuttle Columbia and it took off during our set. One my most vivid memories is the giant column of smoke rising, looking so close, though it was over 100 miles away. It was during Meteoright which made it even more poetic. Not as poetic was the crowd reaction to Futurisk. Our short-time but enthusastic member Vince Serencko (who introduced me to Rich Hess)was hit in the head with a rock!(although he was a prime target in his yellow flight suit & cap with goggles, which in retrospect added some much needed protection!)I got narrowly missed by large green apple, and Ritchie got hit with a half-eaten sandwich(a reuben perhaps)!That's what we get for playing at lunchtime.

There was a video shot of this but when we didn't have $50. for the tape the bastards erased it I think.

jk

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The short but sweet Futurisk east coast tour:
I believe it was the summer of '82 when Futurisk was invited to play an underground club In Atlanta, on Peachtree, called TV Dinners. This inadvertently launched the closest thing to a tour that Futurisk ever did. We piled Jack's oversized Tama's and a carload of Moogs & Prophet synths into my 'roadwarrior' vehicle, a bright yellow AMC Eagle hatchback(complete with Aztec eagle adornment on the hood), and out we ventured, Ritchie, Jack & I. We headed up to do some shows on the east coast of Florida and Atlanta, GA. We had a 2 night stint at TV Dinners, and the management of the club had us in a pretty dingy motel in which I threw up in upon arrival. In typical Futurisk fashion we had managed to straggle along a girl or 2, and we had been impressed by how many girls were at the first night's show. When the second night arrived and I was setting up, it looked like it would be another fun night, already the place was filling with, curiously enough, a small crowd of tall model types...It was then that Jack, who had wandered off with one of the chicks, scurried in. Eyes wide, he hopped on the stage and yells in my ear "They're all GUYS!!"
"What?" I said.
"The chicks!"
He never did tell me how he found that out for sure.
It was at this point that the name of the club sunk in..."TV Dinners" was not only a pop culture reference, but T.V. was also a clientèle description...heheh.
Either way, the place rocked on both those nights in Atlanta.

jk

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SCRAPBOOK:


Jeremy Kolosine / FUTURISK circa 1983


Jack Howard


Vinnie Scrimenti


Frank Lardino


Futurisk @ Agora circa 80/81, Ritch & Frank, JK at Open Records 79. (photos Kevin Stawieray, Sam Rosenthal & M.Mauer, Richard Shelter)


FUTURISK METEORIGHT video stills circa 1982.



Jeremy Kolosine 1983. Photo by Sam Rosenthal.


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