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LITTLE NOBODY - 2006

IF? RECORDS 2006 - SITE

shmendrik:
term of Yiddish origin (little nobody) for the penis

"...hah!! no, I didn't know that when I started up Little Nobody!" [Andrez]

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ABOVE: absolutely nothing to do with little nobody's live rig or studio production
DOWNSIDE: da li'l one

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some journalistic misconceptions about little nobody that we liked so much we just couldn't resist running 'em here as self-induldent propaganda bombs... heh-heh... cheers:

"...slightly jagged ripping and
self-interruption which Matmos
 and Little Nobody play with..."
 
           REAL TIME MAGAZINE 2002

"Australia's DJ Shadow"

TRM MAGAZINE 1998

"She played Russian roulette with her marriage by hanging out with a little nobody like record producer Damon Dash when she should have been by her husband's side."

THE MIRROR (UK) ...oops... that's about Posh Spice... doh!

 

OH YEAH, & THIS ONE REALLY IS ME - HONEST!!

"This little nobody, who had never played was doing everything right! The opposing team could not stop him. He ran, he passed, he blocked and tackled like a star! His team began to triumph and the score was soon tied. In the closing seconds of the game the kid intercepted a pass and ran all the way for the winning touchdown!  The fans broke loose!  His teammates hoisted him onto their shoulders.  Such cheering like you have never heard!"

http://www.americaninspirational.com/stories%20courage.htm

...ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!!!

 

REVIEW: LITTLE NOBODY - ACTION HERO - IF?
Sample-heavy Australian record that if we were being terribly lazy we might describe as ‘a bit like a more leftfield Avalanches, only better’. Generally quite old skool industrial in sound, this periodically throws some incongruous acid/filter house party shapes, which is a bit like Gordon Brown breaking off from talking about monetary policy to dance the can-can. And we all know how great that is.
DUNCAN BELL - MUZIK MAGAZINE (UK) 2001

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ABOVE: ANOTHER RED HERRING
BELOW: USA/CANADA TOUR, 2004

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LITTLE NOBODY'S INTERNATIONAL LIVE JAUNTS:
Tokyo, Beijing, London, Amsterdam, New York, San Francisco, Detroit, Windsor, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne.
 
LITTLE NOBODY LIVE SUPPORT JAUNTS:
Coldcut, Squarepusher, Luke Vibert, Pilote, Jeff Mills, Ian Pooley, Cari Lekebusch, Mike Patton, Heiko Laux, Scanner, Adam Beyer, Derrick Carter, Ben Sims, Miss Kittin, Biochip C, etc.

 
 
SO, WHO IS LITTLE NOBODY, ANYWAY...? (AND DOES IT REALLY MATTER?)

Little Nobody is the ulterior alias of electronic music journalist and IF? label head-honcho Andrez Bergen, who also moonlights in other excessive outfits like Schlock Tactile, Someone B.I.G., Curvaceous Crustacean, DJ Fodder, and the LN Elektronische Ensemble (with Isnod and Son Of Zev and guests).
 
Coined as a lame once-off joke to pad out the live act roster at an IF? Zoetrope party in 1997, Andrez has since developed Little Nobody with an wide range of accomplices, and along the way released five albums.
 
'Nuff said? I think so...!!

FREE MP3 DOWNLOADS

downloadable little nobody back-catalogue tracks here - free (always nice!)

...and click below for a lot more free downloads @ mp3.com.au...

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...click HERE!

 
 
 
LITTLE NOBODY DISCOGRAPHY

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ABOVE: 'Solid Gold Collectibles' EP (1998)
BELOW: 'Pop Tart' LP (1998)

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ABOVE: 'Action Hero' (2000)
BELOW: 'Bare' (featuring Marcella) remix EP (2000)

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ABOVE: 'Reaction Hero' remix compilation (2001)
BELOW: 'Depth Charge' vinyl EP (2001)
 

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ABOVE: Eating The Heart Of The Fishes (2005)

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ABOVE: Essential Little Nobody foodstuff

LITTLE NOBODY - ACTION HERO (IF?) - REVIEWS
 
THE AGE (MELBOURNE - AUSTRALIA) 23/3/2001
Little Nobody is in fact a somebody, that somebody being Andrez Bergen, of Melbourne. He writes in the street press about obscure electronic music most weeks. When he DJs, he plays obscure records in a very obscure way. He also hosts an obscure radio program on obscure 3PBS. And he runs an obscure record label called, obscurely, IF? Thus his second album is kind of obscure. But it's also full of fascinating manic spirit, a refusal to simply settle down and be normal, which is, of course, brilliant. His record is like watching a wayward slideshow on crazy loops - and he spans the encyclopaedia of electronica within 15 tracks. Drum 'n' bass, techno, house, hip hop, sound collage, ambience.
He can do all that. The jacking, snarly house tracks are wild. Apocoloppola, a lysergic, obsessive collage of film dialogue and weirdness, is stunning. And the hip hop tracks are unforgettable.
CHRIS JOHNSTON

ZEBRA MAGAZINE (MELBOURNE - AUSTRALIA) 28/3/2001
Through a dense swirl of washed out audio snippets and
atmospheric tones comes the rising sounds of helicopters mixed into a cavalry charge and excerpts from the likes of Full Metal Jacket and Deep Impact.
All pushed, squashed and manipulated amongst other
various other sounds into one pulsing, confusing mess, it's the arthouse with the multiplex, the dense with the soothing, all crushed into this weird filmic atmospheric amalgam. It's this, 'Apocoloppola', the album opener to 'Action Hero', that provides a unique insight into Little Nobody's creative drive and desire to fuse seemingly disparate elements into new, unique and cohesive forms. On an album that weaves the diverse and often mutually exclusive strands of techno, house, drum 'n' bass, disco, ambient, jazz and electro - often within the same track - it's clear that Nobody doesn't like to be pinned down.
Whether it's his indecisiveness or the result of a fanatical knowledge of the electronic form (and the desire not to leave anything out), Little Nobody laces his music with an innovative sense of spontaneity and
quirkiness. As such 'Action Hero' is literally brimming with raspy vocal grabs, bizarre hisses and various other assorted noise oddities over all manner of beats. For examples of his catchy weirdness look no further than Marcella's throaty guttural warbling across the dark, haltering beats of 'Bare', or the cheeky fun of the self-explanatory 'Acid Hoe-Down'. But perhaps it's the album closer 'Profondo Rosso Finito' which best demonstrates Little Nobody's unexpected tendencies - with soothing atmospheres of noise and barely perceptible words over booming herbal beats, it drifts gently across the ether and, like many of the tracks on 'Action Hero', sounds nothing like any of the cuts that preceded it.
MARK RAYNER
 

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LITTLE NOBODY - ACTION HERO - MORE REVIEWS
 
 
3D WORLD (SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA) 9 APRIL 2001
PICK OF THE WEEK
In modern electronic music sampling has become commonplace. DJ Shadow and the like have given us entire sample-based albums and many of today's producers sample at will, cleaning and polishing each beat and bassline. Little Nobody's second release, 'Action Hero', takes the dirtier, darker sampling angle. The album follows many directions. Opening with snippets of cult films, raw blues Birthday Party-esque guitars over slow rackling hip hoppish beats, the album experiments with sounds incorporating live vocals with samples (often difficult to distinguish). Moving on from the hip hop fused beats, the album soon finds its techno feet with elements of electro thrown in with driving techno, bordering on industrial in parts, beats and harsh samples. More than a clean flowing sampling experience, the album follows a more butchering and hacking process with great results. Sampling allows the artist to showcase their own influences while at the same time showcasing their creativity in reinterpreting the sounds. Little Nobody has achieved this with an album heavy in contrasting styles and sounds, pieced together in a way so as to avoid a complete mess."
ANTON BORSCH
 
PLASTIQ DIGEST (SYDNEY - AUSTRALIA) 21/3/2001
I didn't like this to start with, but it's definitely grown on me. You're a
track and a half in before you get anything you could really call a tune, so it's incredibly slow to build, but I've found with repeated listenings you are best to just put it on and let it all sweep over you. The characteristic Nobody film soundtrack samples are all over the place, but with more collaging than on 'Pop Tart', LN's first album. 'Cocaine Speaking', from the Nine09 compilation, and 'Acid Hoe-Down' are the straightest dancefloor tracks on here, and both very solid, showing the diminutive nonentity's more than capable in a range of styles. But in the end, the blunted cut-up madness and heady swerves of Plastiq favourite 'Nobody's Driving' are 'Action Hero's high points, and the last track is 8 sublimely warm and inventive minutes. He's brave with the film samples (if you're a copyright lawyer looking for work, contact Andrez Bergen) and even braver selecting the spooky, jerky 'Bare', featuring mumbled vocals from Marcella, as the single. It's a brave piece of work all around.
JONATHAN SYKES

DRUM MEDIA (SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA) 30 APRIL 2001
Containing the stop-go single 'Bare', Melbourne cut'n'paste artiste Andrez Bergen goes at this new collection like someone weilding an axe, felling great swathes of musical influences to carve out a sketchy freeway that declares no road rules & allows the tracks to jostle like demon-filled dodgems. Like its predecessor 'Pop Tart', this 2nd album's journey is littered with samples from the mashed memories of Little Nobody's cinematic & musical intake. As the moods mangle we crunch thru the gears of downtempo mysticism, jazzy breaks & pounding tech beats, each racing shift climbing towards overdrive without so much as a wave to indicate lane changes from our happy lead-footed driver. Things overheat as every conceivable sound source flies at the windscreen in full view of you & I (the passengers) before the battery starts to fry & we end up with an Acid leak by track 12 & then plow into a stadium-inspired wall of sound stack. Somehow we all make it & chug past the finishing line to the epic sounds of 'Profondo Rosso Finito'.
PARIS POMPOUR.
 
HYPE MAGAZINE (PERTH, AUSTRALIA) 22 MARCH 2001
Few albums manage to cover as much sonic territory with as much musical cohesion as this mind-blowing release from Melbourne DJ and music journalist Andrez Bergen. Spanning abstract, yet funky hip hop breaks to slamming, yet quirky techno, the album is laced together with a variety of off-the-wall samples from film scores to complete a truly engaging musical journey. At times challenging and a tad self-indulgent, at times beautiful and haunting, there is no doubting that 'Action Hero' will make the most liberal ear perk up and take notice. Bergen is one of those rare producers that manage to take the best from a large cross-section of genres and make it his own."
DANIEL STINTON

little nobody's weird china tour (2001) info link

Hmmm...

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Ha!

LITTLE NOBODY - ACTION HERO - STILL MORE REVIEWS (YAWN)
 
JUICE MAGAZINE (AUSTRALIA) JUNE 2001
10/10
The easiest thing to say about this album is that the now-hackneyed Little Nobody isn't a nobody at all.
Little Nobody is dance music journalist, DJ and IF? Records label honcho Andrez Bergen. With a little bit of luck, there will be less explaining to do in the years to come - 'Action Hero' is a mature album with plenty of merit, offering many surprises on repeated listening. This record works in the same way as DJ Spooky or Freddy Fresh or, better still, Laidback's 'International'. An enthusiastic mish-mash of styles that work together in the long-play format, bridged by the use of freaky samples, incidental scoring and a good belly laugh or two.
Not surprising if you've ever read an article by Bergen, who holds an unnatural obsession for sampling - its art, politics and legalities. On 'Action Hero', he certainly does a lot of his own - legal or otherwise. The result is a fun record, sympathetic to a lot of styles. Yet direction-wise, you're in Little Nobody's own twisted bus of fun. The breaks are definitely more Coldcut-style hip hop than Plump DJs, with opener 'Apocoloppola' a laid-back sample-friendly party track Freddy Fresh would be proud of. Other tracks, such as 'Devolution Maybe?', are more industrial than funky - although the housier 'Alright Already' (which borrows a lot from classic Global Communication's 'The Way') will certainly have the clubs hopping.
Also worth the ducats is the first single 'Bare', a lo-fi Portishead-style offering with freaky vocals from Marcella, and the bangin' acid-meets-country of 'Acid Hoe-Down', recorded with E. Many DJs create albums that reflect their influences. Most look only to the contents of their record box, while Little Nobody sources film, design, ideas and all forms of music. To reinforce the point, although known as a techno DJ who couldn't mix to save his life, Bergen delivers a largely breakbeat album that, when you stand back from it, is mixed perfectly, at least story-wise."
STU CONNOLLY

THE WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN (AUSTRALIA) 5 MAY 2001
For a brief moment, some years ago, it seemed that sampling might expand the vocabulary of rock music: the first three Young Gods albums, for example, offered persuasive evidence of how samples might be employed for their textual properties, rather than as mere signifiers.
But the impetus was lost; rockist cliches proved too firmly entrenched to abandon and sampling returned to the realms of electronic music - where it could be found enhancing every track, but rarely serving as the focus.
Now Melbourne artist Little Nobody (also known as Andrez Bergen) has bucked this trend and constructed an almost entirely sample-based album. His sources are suitably eclectic, ranging from Black Sabbath to Liberace, from Lady And The Tramp to Apocalypse Now, and a similarly playful sensibility prevails in the music - the 15 tracks here oscillating between wall-of-sound big beat ('Nobody Plays Guitar') and an abrasive minimalism ('Track 28') reminiscent of Autechre, between dubby ambience and classic acid house.
This sonic catholicism can occasionally prove distracting but, in Bergen's defence, he takes a rough-hewn approach to the collision (and collusion) of sounds that prevents this collection from lapsing
into the merely tasteful or clever.
SHANE DANIELSON

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ABOVE: Little Nobody logo #2: 'fuyu'.

LITTLE NOBODY vs MARCELLA - BARE EP (IF?) - REVIEWS
 
BEAT MAGAZINE (MELBOURNE - AUSTRALIA) 28/3/2001
SINGLE OF THE WEEK
Little Nobody sits at the more experimental end of the Melbourne electronic scene, creating a wonderfully intelligent and artful work here. 'Bare' is an imaginative blend of early 20th century German cabaret, 1980s Australian electro (hear the influences perhaps of Ash Wednesday and Ollie Olsen's Orchestra Of Skin & Bone) and today's
refreshingly global electronic scene. And amongst the many reinterpretations of the song are 8-Bit's gloriously retro Eurotronica mix (very Telex) and Kandyman's hypnotic and swaggering industro hop restructuring.
ANDREW MAST
 
3D WORLD MAGAZINE (SYDNEY - AUSTRALIA) 19/3/2001
There's a seductive intrigue involved with this sneaky new release from Little Nobody. It's a cleverly produced slice of stop/start atmospheric pressure that rumbles along with a unique personality. The fact that it's not like anything else you've heard gives it some serious weight; at first it may be curiosity drawing you in, but once drawn into its midst you'll find yourself needing another fix.
There's some awesome remixes to change the palate too - picking up the pace, and shaking up the contents, listen out for clever interpretations from Damian Stephens, Allan Klinbail, Jeffrey Willis, and a hypnotic and funky rendition from Adam Fischer on the 8-Bit's Interpretation Mix.
SASHA PERERA
 
HYPE MAGAZINE (PERTH - AUSTRALIA) 22/3/2001
Melbourne's Andrez Bergen, aka Little Nobody, unleashes the first single from his new album Action Hero featuring the twisted vocals of Marcella. Kicking off with glitchy rhythms and haunting atmospherics, Marcella's vocals are the track's highlight with their mesmerisingly quirky sound. IF? regulars such as 8-Bit, Kandyman and Nod also add their interpretations to the CD to complete one of the most deliciously fruity releases to emerge from the Australian electronic music scene this year.
DANIEL STINTON

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The inestimable Si Begg and I did a trade-off back in 2001 - he remixed a track for me, and I contributed one ("Alright Already") for his 2nd volume in the Noodles Discotheque series. Ace deal, I say... ;)

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VARIOUS - NOODLES Vol. 2       (Noodles Discotheque)

Cool funk compilation here, some classic moments, some very strange samples. After the excellent Pete Tong piss take intro, Culture Cruncher steps up with "Living in a Disco" a nice (if slightly obvious) reworking of Pop Music, bringing out its full disco potential. After another little sampling interlude, Si Begg gives us a more hip-hoppy tune "Funky Edits are a Must" with some very cool breaks and stuttered samples. Little Nobody hardens things up a bit with "Alright Already", French style disco house with a tough edge. A few other tracks on the flip in similar vein, rounding off a nice cut for those needing something a little different... MATT C - 11TH HOUR TECHNOLOGY

NOODLES DISCOTHEQUE VOL.2 (NOODLES)

Vol.2 of this madcap 12" which features artists such as Si Begg, Cabbage Head & Little Nobody. Almost like a hip-hop battle record in some respect, this 12" has small samples of weird electronic noises and movie samples as well as full length breaks tracks... SUB:STRATA

 

 

 
 

you can buy noodles stuff here for kind'a cheap, and there's also an mp3 of the little nobody track you can download... (heh-heh)...

NOODLES DISCOTHEQUE WEBSITE

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The "Kiss: Sound Of Australia" (2000) compilation dutifully bore with it the Little Nobody vs. DJ Fodder track "Cocaine Speaking". 'Nuff said.

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Untitled 4-track vinyl, 909 001 - released in 2000. -
 
Track Listing
  • A1. LITTLE NOBODY vs DJ FODDER 'Cocaine Speaking (mind bending mix)'
  • A2. F.I.S.T. 'AO (One Fist)'
  • B1. JASE FROM OUTTA SPACE 'V8 Pussy'
  • B2. LITTLE NOBODY 'Alright Already' (enough is enough mix)

...and if you're really interested, you can still order the vinyl online here...

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Organarchy are cool bods, so I clamoured to release "Tantalizing Tarantula" (a collaboration with Elenor) on this comp...

...you can download the compilation at this site!!

BELOW: A CRAZY REVIEW IN ITALIAN

ORGANARCHY e' sinonimo di una crew che si autodefinisce "record label and political agitater" che si propone di diffondere le produzioni (e le idee) di tutte le crews che operano nella west coast dell'Australia. Il progetto incuriosisce anche per il motto pubblicato nelle note di copertina "Without the music there wouldn't be much fun, but without the politics there wouldn't be any point".

"Beatzwork Vol. 2" e' una raccolta di brani hip hop, electro, rock underground, breakbeat che ha come comune denominatore il campionamento e la contaminazione. Prima "perla" del Cd la traccia nr.3 "Mini The Mutant" a cura del Labrats Sound System: partendo dalla celeberrima "Minnie The Moocher" la crew ci insegna come si puo' ricostruire totalmente il brano senza che questo perda alcune caratteristiche essenziali.

Spaz Shub Of Nam, con la loro "Pothedz", partono dalla lezione dei Chemical Brothers per avventurarsi in un breakbeat davvero accattivante e denso di campionamenti (a voi il compito di ricercare gli originali...). "Tantalizing Tarantula", a nome di Little Nobody, e' una sorta di industrial-breakbeat funk  mentre in ambito piu' elettronico (tra i potenziali successori dei Prodigy) si muovono ELF: "Psychological Warfare" accavalla rave soundz e breakbeat con risultati eccellenti.

Jungle old skool per Bionique che propone "I Go Under" : batteria scarna alla velocita' della luce con inserti futuristici. Molta sperimentazione ma non fine a se stessa. Altro brano meritevole di segnalazione e' quello di  Fatty Acidz: "Blitzed" e' techno breakbeat ottima per ogni Dj che intenda proporre qualcosa di originale.

Album che ci permette di conoscere una una scena proveniente da tutt'altra parte rispetto al mondo in cui viviamo, "Beatworkz Vol. 2" ci aiuta anche a capire (quando ce lo dimentichiamo) che la musica di qualita' si produce anche al di fuori dei confini abituali (Uk e Usa in particolare).

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The "Beatscootin" (1999?) compilation had a Little Nobody vs. E track that was unreleased elswhere - though for the life of me I can't remember the name of the track... oops...

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...we also scored a track on the double-CD "Dragonflight'99" compilation (released, ironically, in 1999). Beats me which one they used!

Other compilations Little Nobody tracks appeared on that I can't be bothered locating the cover artwork for, or more simply lost:
"ZEITGEIST 2" (IF?)
"SUNBLOCK" (Sunblock Collective)
"ZEITGEIST 3" (IF?)
"RECONCILE YOUR DIFFERENCES" (Fitja)
"ZOO" (IF?)
"HEMPSENSE" (Start)
"EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY" (M.U.D.)
"ABSTRACTIKA" (FITJA)
"IKI MASHOU!" (Zu-zushii)
"REACTION HERO" (IF?)
...and I think that's it... hmmm...

LINK TO IF? RECORDS COMPILATIONS & LITTLE NOBODY RELEASES THROUGH IF?

d-JCB:> TOP 10, November 1998
November 1998

1:Drone sector/Voodoo - Planetary Assault Systems [Peacefrog 78]
2:XTC - DJ Funk [Dancemania 205]
3:Sewing the seeds of love(Saucy Jacks mix) - Tears For Fears [Bedroom]
4:Character - Adam Beyer [Drumcode 17]
5:Between the lines - Stanny Franssen [Conform 6]
6:Archipelago - Joel Mull [Inside 2]
7:Self Discipline - Voiteck [Truck 10-11]
8:Lost Recordings #4 - Steve Bicknell [Cosmic 19]
9:Pop tart - Little Nobody [If? 009]
10:Music is rotted one note - Squarepusher [Warp LP57]

YOU CAN TUNE IN TO A COUPLE'A REALLY ARCHAIC LITTLE NOBODY TRACKS HERE, IF YOU CAN BE BOTHERED...

LN ELEKTRONISCHE ENSEMBLE - LIVE ON SBS - CLICK HERE...

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I like noise too
feb 2005

1.Punk Panther
2.Dr Who intro - Jons' Culshaw and Pertwee
3.Sump Raker - Dissico
4.Alright Already (enuff mix) - Little Nobody
5.Teen Spirit - mystery electro
6.bits from Rex the Runt, Sum 41, and otherz
7.Brown Acid (megamashup) - Dj Hickory Dickory Doc (big thanx)
8.C-Town Smash - Squarepusher
9.Kick of Life - Pop Razors
10.U Can't Touch This - Rude Ass Tinker
11.1234 (comc mix) - Search n Delete
12.One rmx - rudeboy
13.Sock - Foyf the Scribbler
14.Slow - Kylie n Chemical Brothers

BIZARRE WEBSEARCH FIND #1

Little Nobody vs Andrez - Techno Renegade magazine, Vol. 2, Issue 3 - Nov. 1998

You might know him better for his writing in InPress and Juice, or maybe you've heard him DJing in his own self-proclaimed Jean-Luc Godard way ("I'm the crap master of the inappropriate jump-cut," he tells me, with a grin).
 
Andrez Bergen is getting a lot of attention these days, however, for his new album which he produced with friends under the alias of Little Nobody. Called "Pop Tart", it's a strange blend of different styles and moods and it's already getting some very good reviews.

"The Little Nobody soundsystem is something I've been toying with for about two years now," Andrez says. "It started up as a bit of a shit-stir, really, when I released a track called "Tobacco Stained Mountain Goat" on our "Zeitgeist 2" compilation. It was one minute of silence, and the scary part was that some people told me they thought it was the best track on the compilation!"
 
The first "genuine" Little Nobody sounds appeared on the third "Zeitgeist" compilation. Called "Nobody's Driving" it's a sci-fi soundtrack with blunted hip hop beats that was later snapped up for re-release on the recent "Sunblock" sampler put out by MDS. "I thought that track was a one-off," Andrez confesses. "I had no real interest in making my own music mainly because I'm way too busy with writing and running the label (IF? Records), but somewhere along the line I lost my head and went right into it. At first "Pop Tart" was going to be an EP with remixes, then it blew out into an album. And the strange part is that I really do like it - it's different from anything else I've ever heard."
 
Did the label, writing and radio work help with this project? "Definitely. I mean I've been exposed to so many different kinds of electronic music over the years, and in fact I did my uni thesis on industrial music, so I feel like I appreciate a whole lot of different styles and ideas. Then I've had the chance to work with Francois Tetaz (Shinjuku Filth) and Elenor Rayner (Sobriquet), who are both quite different in their approach and they really know their equipment well. It was pretty easy for me to ask some of my favourite artists like Artificial, Blimp and Dee Dee to do remixes, and they did a fantastic job."
 
What makes Little Nobody different? "That's a bit of a doozie to ask me - sounds like one of the questionss I'd ask someone! Hmm... Soundwise I guess it's the structure of the tracks and the way in which different styles of music are integrated into the mix. I wanted to make the album an interesting listening experience, but the silly DJ side of me wanted to make parts of it up-tempo as well. There's a lot of mood in there, but most of it is facetious and fun. What else can I say? ...it's something you really have to listen to! Even being a journalist myself, I know how hard it is to put these things into words!"
 
You could try. "Okay, how about dubbed-out disco loops chopped together with hip hop beats, scratches, sampled acid house riffs and strange soundtracks?" He shrugs. "And if you want influences, I'd cite DJ Cam, Shadow, Daft Punk, Coldcut, Blimp, Artificial, Cristian Vogel, and DJ Q."
 
And what's the deal with the pedestrian walking man that appears on the album cover and in the new "Pineapple Slice" video? "That's the Little Nobody logo - it means we get free promotion every time you cross a road at the lights. Nice and subliminal stuff. The one on the cover artwork is the East Berlin one with the hat - apparently it's being phased-out because people think it's sexist. You know, women don't wear hats, do they?"
 
You've mentioned that you recently took Little Nobody live for the first time... "Yeah, that was in Sydney a month ago, and it was weird but I liked it. The great part was that the audiences we had loved it as well - at least I think they did. When I'm playing live I work with Elenor from Sobriquet and we call ourselves Little Nobody vs E. The "E" in this case is Elenor's nickname - not something else that's almost as much fun!" What are your plans with Little Nobody? "Well, promoting the album and getting it out there is important. We played in Adelaide a couple of weeks ago, we've got a few Melbourne gigs lined up, then I'm going to Europe in November to try to get distribution and tour around a bit. It's back to Sydney in December and Brisbane on New Year's Eve - then there's the chance of playing in Perth for Vibes On A Summer's Day next year ... We'll see what happens. The whole thing is that we're having lots of fun, we're getting a lot of positive feedback, and our sound is something different again for audiences to experience."
 
So are you really a pop tart? "Nah, I'd say I'm more of a techno floozie."




 

A BIG MOONPALACE (LONDON) THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING PARTICIPANTS:

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