Surge was my short lived project in the late 90s. I started Goem in 1995 as solo thing, and it was to be short lived and very conceptual, but soon enough Roel Meelkop joined and we had a CD, gigs etc. But I wanted to explore this rhythm music further, extending it with samplers and synths. Hence Surge, who posed as a duo, although I don't think anyone believed that. I released two CDRs on two of my own CDR labels, Bake Records ('First') and Microwave Recordings ('Landslide'). To get more attention I did some unsolicited remixes of SND (who were a great influence in 1998, I gather), which I mailed to Mille Plateaux. They didn't take it, no surprise. I then recorded an album using a Casio VL-tone 1 and the usual manipulation, but felt Surge had ran it's course.
Here's the complete output of Surge. Not a lot of these pieces had real titles, so I decided to indicate them, more or less, in order of recording by a number, 001, 002 etc. and between brackets the name, if they had any. I am putting up the two albums for free download, but if you decide to buy the whole thing - and why wouldn't you? Otherwise it's not 'Works Complete' - you will get that 16 track unreleased last album, plus 6 mastered versions of these pieces by Roel Meelkop (essentially making them new pieces, so more numbers) which didn't make it to a 12" from Audio.NL
, the 8 remixes of SND by Surge and all the compilation pieces. I don't know, at least four hours of music in total, maybe more. I didn't count. I do know it's 58 songs in total.
000-011 from 'First' CDR (Bake Records 006, 1998)
012-020 from 'Landslide' CDR (Microwave Recordings M003, 1999)
021-036 from unreleased 'Casio' album
037-039 from 'Tool' compilation CDR/7" (Microwave Recordings M005, 1999)
040 'First RMX' on 'Extensie' (Noise Museum 072047, 2000). Remix of Goem
041 unreleased remix of Goem by Surge
042 'Een Stuk Van' on Dutch Fidelity 7" (Antenne Records AN 001, 1999)
043 'Strictly AC' on Untitled CD (12K 1008, 2000)
044 'For Organs' from 'Microwave - A Manual' CDR (Microwave Recordings M010, 2000)
045-052 Unreleased SND remixes
053-058 From unreleased 12" on Audio.NL
, mastered by Roel Meelkop