Frank Rothkamm [ Frank Genius is Star Struck ]

Frank Rothkamm is one of the few conceptual sound artists that can honestly be labeled "original." A simple list of this L.A. based German composer's stylistic metaphors - Nu Skool Mesh-Up, Old School Klassik, Big (but not too big) Beats, Second Life Computer Music, Not Very Heavy Metal, Freeze Jazz, Tribal Breaks, Warp Rock, French Cuisine, the Artiest Acid House - doesn't explicate the thrill of hand-crafted freshness that each track on "Frank Genius is Star Struck" delivers. In this autobiographical "digital cantata" - set in San Francisco in the years A.D. 1990-1991 - Rothkamm has algorithmically re-synthesized an ambrosia of popular music into a toothsome expression all his own. His rich inventions combine with religious fervor to create an unforgettable sound experience that is destined to triumph over time and space itself. Taxonomists beware!

1. Atari
Frank Genius is Star Struck

2. Chelsea Girl
Give me a good heart
Give me a good heart
Give me a good heart
Give me a good
Chelsea girl
Chelsea girl
Chelsea girl
Chelsea girl
Give me a good heart
Give me a good heart
Give me a good heart
Give me a good
Chelsea girl
Chelsea girl
Give me a good heart
Give me a good heart
Give me a good heart
Give me a good
Give me a good heart
Give me a good heart
Give me a good heart
Give me a good
Chelsea girl
Chelsea girl
Chelsea girl
Chelsea girl
Give me a good heart
Give me a good heart
Give me a good heart
Give me a good
Give me a good heart
Give me a good heart
Give me a good heart
Give me a good
Chelsea girl
Chelsea girl
Chelsea girl
Chelsea girl



3. La Vie
Les attention 
We split the money
You got a deal
We split the money
You got a deal
We split the money
You got a deal
We split the money
You got a deal
We split the money
Je sens la vie
Je sens la vie
Je sens la vie
Les attention 
Je sens la vie
Je sens la vie
Je sens la vie
Les attention 
We split the money
Weiblich 
Weiblich 
Weiblich 
Weiblich 
Weiblich 
Weiblich 
Weiblich 
Weiblich 
We split the money
Information Information
Information Information
Creature in Christ
Creature in Christ
Creature in Christ
Creature in Christ
Je sens la vie 
Je sens la vie 
Je sens la vie 
Je sens la vie 
Les attention 
Les attention 
Les attention 
Je sens la vie 
Je sens la vie 
Je sens la vie 
Je sens la vie 
Les attention 
Les attention 
Les attention 
Creature in Christ
We split the money
You got a deal
Weiblich 

4. Black in the Sky
The sign of the times
Black in the sky, Hair
Black in the sky, Hair
Black in the sky, Hair
Black in the sky
All the nightmares came today
All the nightmares came today
All the nightmares came today
All the nightmares came
Black in the sky, Hair
Black in the sky, Hair
Black in the sky, Hair
Black in the sky
All the nightmares came today
All the nightmares came today
All the nightmares came today
All the nightmares came
Black in the sky, Hair
Black in the sky, Hair
Black in the sky, Hair
Black in the sky
Ch ch ch changes
Ch ch ch changes
Ch ch ch changes
Ch ch ch chain
Black into the sky
Ch ch ch changes
Black into the sky
Ch ch ch changes
Black into the sky
Ch ch ch changes
Black in the sky
Ch ch ch chain
Black in the sky, Hair
Ch ch ch changes
Black in the sky, Hair
Ch ch ch changes
Black in the aky, Hair
Ch ch ch changes
Black in the sky
Ch ch ch chain
Black into the sky, Hair
Ch ch ch changes
Black into the sky, Hair
Ch ch ch changes
Black into the sky, Hair
Ch ch ch changes
Black into the sky
Ch Ch Ch Chain, chain chain chain


5. Q
Daduaduaduaduad
Sing sing sing
Daduaduaduaduad
Sing sing sing
Daduaduaduaduad
Sing sing sing
Daduaduaduaduad
Sing sing sing
Daduaduaduaduad
Sing sing sing
Daduaduaduaduad
Sing sing sing
Daduaduaduaduad
Sing sing sing
Daduaduaduaduad
Sing sing sing
Daduaduaduaduad
Sing sing sing
Daduaduaduaduad
Sing sing sing
Daduaduaduaduad
Sing sing sing
Daduaduaduaduad
Sing sing sing



6. Roll X Tones
UUUUU
UUUUU
UUUHH
UUUUU
UUUUU
UUUHH
UUUUU
UUUUU
UUUHH


7. Vast
[instrumental]


8. Elvis
Jap
Jap
Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley may
Elvis Presley may
Elvis Presley makes this Elvis
Elvis Presley may
Elvis Presley may
Elvis Presley makes this Elvis
Elvis! Elvis! Elvis! Elvis!
Elvis Presley may
Elvis Presley may
Elvis Presley makes this, Elvis
Elvis Presley may
Elvis Presley may
Elvis Presley makes this, Elvis
Elvis Presley may
Elvis Presley may
Elvis Presley makes this, Elvis
Elvis! Elvis! Elvis! Elvis!
Fame and fortune

9. Acid Phrase with Bass
[instrumental]

10. Looking at the Bible
Looking at the Bible
Looking at the Bible
Ha!
HaHaHa!
HaHaHa!
HaHaHa!
HaHaHa!
HaHaHa!
HaHaHa!
HaHaHa!
HaHa!
Heard such wonderful things about you
Heard such wonderful things about you
Heard such wonderful things about you
Heard such wonderful things about you
Heard such wonderful things about you
Heard such wonderful things
Heard such wonderful things about you
Heard such wonderful things about you
Heard such wonderful things about you
Gimme
Heard such wonderful things about you
Gimme
Heard such wonderful things about you
Gimme
Heard such wonderful things about you
Give me a good hard
Give me a good
Give me a good hard fuck
Give me a good hard
Give me a good
Give me a good hard fuck
Give me a good hard
Give me a good
Give me a good hard fuck
Give me a good hard
Give me a good hard
Give me a good hard fuck
Give me a good hard
Give me a good
Give me a good hard
Give me a trust
Give me a good hard
Give me a good
Give me a good hard
Give me a trust
Give me a good hard
Give me a good hard
Give me a good hard
Give me a trust
Give me a good hard
Give me a good
Give me a good hard
Give me a
Chelsea girl
Chelsea girl
Give me a trust in the Lord
Shell Chelsea girl
Chelsea Girl
Give me a trust in the Lord
Shell Chelsea girl
Chelsea girl
Give me a trust in the Lord
Shell Chelsea girl
Chelsea girl
Give me a trust in the Lord
Heard such wonderful things about you
Heard such wonderful
Give me a trust
Heard such wonderful
Give me a trust
Looking
Heard such wonderful things about you
Looking
Looking at the Bible
Give me a good
Heard such wonderful things about you
Looking at the Bible
Heard such wonderful things about you
Give me a trust
Give me a trust
Give me a trust
Give me a good hard
Give me a good hard
Give me a good hard phaw


11. Interlude for Soprano and Piano
Oi  law
Eu law

12. Ascending Megablast
Total pervers
Total pervers
Total pervers
Total pervers
Total pervers
Total pervers
Total pervers
Total pervers
Seigneur
Seigneur
Total pervers
Seigneur
Total pervers
Seigneur
Seigneur
Seigneur

13. Bouncing Bubbles
[instrumental]

14. The Rose
Have ye beheld with much delight: A red rose peeping through the white?

 

Atari = A Hit (jap.)
La Vie = The Life (fr.)
Les attention = The attention (fr.)
Je sens la vie = I feel life (fr.)
Weiblich = Womanly (ger.)
Total Pervers =Totally perverted (ger.)
Seigneur = Lord (fr.)



   
Catalog No: FLX10 (LN19)
Title: Frank Genius is Star Struck
Sound Artist: Frank Rothkamm
Visual Artist: Robert Hold
Label: Flux Records
Length: 31:38 (1898s)
Composed: 1990-1991
Location: San Francisco
Los Angeles
Instruments: Yamaha TX16W
Yamaha TX81Z
Yamaha FB01
Atari STE
Release Date: 03/03/2009
Edition Size: 300
Format: Compact Disc
Parts: 6 panel folder(4/4)
compact disc
clear vinyl sleeve(thick)
postcard(4/4)
Tags: IFORMM
electronic
 
03/2013
Another recycled recording with break-beats galore and random genre orientation.
Anonymous HEATHEN HARVEST
03/2013
Impressive stuff that sees Rothkamm rocking the dancefloor whilst packing tongue firmly in cheek.
Chris Downton CYCLIC DEFROST
03/2010
Top 25 - Faves Flaves 2009
Bart Plantenga WRECK THIS MESS
01/2010
He result is a sound that confusing which needs to be choreographed true
Nicola Tenani DARKROOM
01/2010
Top 12 - Best Happy Neat-O List of 2009
Dave X WDBX
07/2009
Impolitic and punctilious at once, gifted with the classic ironic touch that this artist is renowned for!
Massimo Ricci TOUCHING EXTREMES
07/2009
His output is prolific, varied and always delivered with an unceasing attention to detail, precision and humour.
Roger Mills FURTHERNOISE
07/2009
Closer in spirit to John Oswald's plunderphonics!
Paul Simpson FOXY DIGITALIS
06/2009
One wonders if there's anything original to the artist!
John Gore CHAIN D.L.K.
06/2009
Artificial intelligence probably needs for relaxation - remember The Residents attitude!
Dmitry Vasilyev IEM
06/2009
Always on the edge between genius and bluff - he clones anything!
Aurelio Cianciotta NEURAL
05/2009
Who would have said to the pianist? Frank Rothkamm, mathematical operations, and sponge pack bastards!
Petr Ferenc A2
04/2009
A snappy comment on all the seriousness surrounding experimental electronics and art!
Thomas Millroth SOUNDOFMUSIC.NU
04/2009
Genius, indeed! - One of the most gifted sample artist in music history!
Tina Manske TITEL MAGAZINE
03/2009
Thought Id let you know Frank Rothkamms `Genius Is Star Struck` will be making my Best of 2009 list. Better grab it now!
Dave X WDBX
03/2009
You must hear the new frank rothkamm album frank genius is star struck. He's left esoteric electronic bits for pop!
Tim Ritchie ABC RADIO NATIONAL SOUND QUALITY
03/2009
Been there, heard that - Conceptual sound art and a million samples!
SEAN 0 & MARINA A ORGAN
03/2009
Frank Rothkamm is Frank Genius - He never seems to do the same thing twice!
Frans de Waard VITAL WEEKLY
03/2009
Avant-garde disco and sample music leaving it deliberately unclear as to where the joke leaves off and the conceptual art begins!
Ed Pinsent THE SOUND PROJECTOR
03/2009
Laughed out loud - I dearly love humor in music!
Canary Burton WOMR
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