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Before the Ipod and bit torrenting Lumpen released a series of compact discs to share music that reflected the underground sounds of Chicago's talented music scenes. Below is a sampling of the CDs that we released. Usually these artefacts were given away at the release parties and have a very limited circulation in local record stores. Many of them are available online somewhere.

Our first compilation of lumptronic music.

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Who Minds A Minute 1:38 Anthony Illarde
Eeeprom Ack 3:09 Aquatron
When You're Vulnerable 4:08 Bill Ding
Dehli Tray 3:25 Cattivo
Cat Fire 2:16 Cattivo
EXA 1B 5:01 Designer
Step To Me (V.I.P. Remix) 5:36 Dj 3d
Midnight Thug 5:19 DJ Hunter A.D.
Rebuke Dem (94 mix) 4:52 DJ Snuggles
E+M/B.061 2:52 The Exploder And Mob Boss
Funky Clavi 3:13 Flexible Products
Backtrack Fwd 3:24 Le Deuce
Draped In V (R2) 2:44 Madelines
2000 Machine 10:00 Orbitronik
Encyclopedia Satanica 5:28 Vector Research
Burnt 4:16 Zeek_Sheck

Lumptronic 2: Pickin" Boogers and Butter Beats
This was our second compilation. We need to find a copy.


Lumptronic 3

On February 10th, 2001 we had a release party for our 3rd electronic music comp, Lumptronic 3: Dynamic.Sounds.And.Experimental.Bloops. Beats.And.Blurps.From.Chill. The release party featured live performances by some of the bands and engineers that produced tracks as well as a special event only VJ mix by Brien Rulman of OVT Visualz.

This is no longer available. however you can listen to the tracks or download the zip file
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Lumptronic 3 was curated by Le Deuce and Edmar
Mastered by Carl Saff
Emperor Penguin appears courtesy of My Pal God

Love and thanks to: All of the artists that submitted tracks, Mila Gomez, Brendan Daly, Brien Rulman, Steve Collins, Forestter Cobalt, ideotech and the Supersphereans.


Lumptronic 4: Select Edition

Released at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art's Summer Solstice 2001, this Select Edition of Lumptronic launched a new micro media project for Lumpen called Select Media. The crossover project of Lumptronic 4 was contained in Select magazine No. 1 and featured an enhanced cd that includes Quicktime movies as well as music. It includes tracks by Slicker , Drowsy Birds, Telafon Tel Aviv, Atropa, Beneath Autumn Sky, K-Rad, Diverse, and the Yacht Club and videos by Davy Force, Golden Shower, Doug Lussenhop, Brian dressel, and Brien Rullman. Physical copies are available.


Lumptronic 5: Lumpenwave

Lumpenwave is a stupendous and beautiful modern electro-cybernetic compilation of 80s inspired covers. check out the event it was released at the lumpenwave: revenge of the 80sparty :: It contains far out hits by: TM Schneider and KPT Mich.igan, Douggpound and Minnie Gearl, Chinese Johnny, Dj Mamacita and ANJB3, Martian Law, M. Mercer, Big Man vs. Pretzel of Energy, TRS-80, String Theory, Junior, Found Objects, Craque, Tinkerband and Space Soldiers.

Someone posted [ the entire CD at hello DJ ] (Thanks for doing that!)

Lumptronic 6 (released 4/2003)

The Lumptronic 6 Technotopia vs Technopocalypse CD project is a companion audio artefact for the festival. It contains work by some of the performers and musicians featured at the Version>03 convergence and also features a sampling of the digital underground in Chicago.

track listings for the cds::
Lumptronic 6 Technopocalypse
1 Bit Shifter - Parallax Barrier 02:12
2 FWSB - Futurista 04:05
3 Denim and Diamonds - Disneyland in Iraq 02:54
4 Insect Deli - Mini Kiss 02:01
5 Misty Martinez - Stone Heart (produced by Robert Wilkus) 03:23
6 Chicago Uk - Virtual Heaven 03:26
7 People Remains - Indians 01:25
8 Housemaster Bert - Acid Beat 2K3 06:23
9 Pickup - Wargames 02:44
10 Michael Hartman - New Song #4 05:42
11 Koutaro Fukui - Untitled #5 02:17
12 Heavy Petting - Untamed Feline 05:46
13 Mike Finch - San Diego Lazer Tag 02:37
14 Miles Tilmann - Escape from Nothing 02:56
15 Amanda Gutiérrez - Gardenia 03:58
16 K-rad - 121pno 02:55
17 Just Jihaad - Enduring Freedom 03:49
18 Sonorous Hat - 6:30 06:32
19 Ernesto Romero - Euphoria 04:23
20 Rotten Milk - Commanding Battle Stations 04:26
download the mutha:
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Lumptronic 6 Technotopia
1 Ghost Arcade - GKUDB 03:47
2 J+J+J - Portable Ultra Sound 03:21
3 Handheld - The Show Endz 03:52
4 Denim and Diamonds - Cyborg Manifesto 04:00
5 Jason Martin - Please Assist Us in Transmission 03:58
6 Video Ape and Hot Tub Gary - Mouth Full of Gold and a Mouth on a Ho 03:57
7 Mouse on Mars - Snap Bar 04:29
8 Mark DeNardo - Fare (engineered by Koutaro Fukui) 02:36
9 Nobukazu Takemura - Wandering 07:46
10 Bud Melvin - Funky Conveyor Belt 02:02
11 0+1=Everything - Strung out 02:34
12 Chris Holmes - “We Want Moroder” Megamix (Good Songs Gone Bad) 06:21
13 Jesse Stiles - Head 06:28
14 Portable Dinosaur - What I Could Have Done Sideways 04:10
15 Delray - I Just Called... 04:59
16 Lord of Yum Yum - Grieg, excerpt from Peer Gynt Suite, “Hall of the
Mountain King” 03:25
17 In Potentia - While We Were Eating 05:00
curated by Doug Lussenhop, Mila Gomez, Jaime Pickup and Ed Marszewski
Download this!!
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