EC8OR

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Ec8or as a duo was founded by gabba and chiptune artist Patric Catani, and former Lemonbabies member Gina V. D'Orio In 1995. The name Ec8or is an abbreviation of Eradicator and is pronounced Ecator [ɪˈkeɪtə], which Patric previously utilized as his writer name when he used to do graffiti and later on to release music as well. All releases attributed to Ec8or prior to the formation as a band project (incl. "AK-78") are solo works of P. Catani.

Some E-De-Cologne tracks, probably intended to be initially released on Shockwave Recordings, came out under the Ec8or alias eventually, after Patric turned away from the gabba scene in the mid 90's.

The duo released 3 albums and several 12"s and singles from 1995-2000 for Digital Hardcore Recordings (DHR) until leaving the label within "the great DHR implosion" of the millennium. Patric would later express his displeasure about the situation with the label, saying in an interview: "The fact that all the bands surrounding Atari Teenage Riot just got used for their sellout idea – to have a whole “movement” and “followers” – led to psychological warfare which some people didn't survive. There was no trust anymore at some point and no communication, it was necessary for me to leave that behind."

Ec8or is on a permanent hiatus since 2001/02, although the duo played a one-off gig in Dresden in 2005, and collaborated occasionally, as for their one off project A*Class in 2004 for instance. Since then, Patric Catani became more known for his music as Candie Hank, doing music for theater and video games amongst other things, whereas Gina V. D'Orio went on to perform solo and continuing together with Annika Trost as Cobra Killer.
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Albums

DHR LP 3 EC8OR - Ec8or album art Ec8or Ec8or (Album) Digital Hardcore Recordings (DHR) DHR LP 3 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
DHR LP 9 EC8OR - World Beaters album art Ec8or World Beaters (Album) Digital Hardcore Recordings (DHR) DHR LP 9 US 1998 Sell This Version
DHR CD27 EC8OR - The One And Only High And Low album art Ec8or The One And Only High And Low (Album) Digital Hardcore Recordings (DHR) DHR CD27 UK 2000 Sell This Version
none EC8OR - The One And Only Live Edition album art EC8OR The One And Only Live Edition(CDr, Album, Ltd) Not On Label none 2001 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MONO TONE - Special Series 001 EC8OR - Ec8or + Moonraker album art Ec8or + Moonraker* Ec8or + Moonraker* - Ec8or + Moonraker(12", Oli) Mono Tone MONO TONE - Special Series 001 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
DHR MCD 8 EC8OR - AK-78 album art Ec8or AK-78 (Maxi) Digital Hardcore Recordings (DHR) DHR MCD 8 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
DHR 9 EC8OR - Spex Is A Fat Bitch! album art Ec8or Spex Is A Fat Bitch! (Maxi) Digital Hardcore Recordings (DHR) DHR 9 UK 1996 Sell This Version
GR033, DHR US 7.3 EC8OR - Cocaine Ducks album art Ec8or Cocaine Ducks(7", Single) Grand Royal, Digital Hardcore Recordings (DHR) GR033, DHR US 7.3 US 1996 Sell This Version
WL 047 EC8OR - Discriminate (Against) The Next Fashionsucker You Meet - It's A Raver album art Ec8or Discriminate (Against) The Next Fashionsucker You Meet - It's A Raver(12", Promo) Grand Royal WL 047 US 1997 Sell This Version
DHR MCD18 EC8OR - Until Everything Explodes album art Ec8or Until Everything Explodes(CD, Maxi) Digital Hardcore Recordings (DHR) DHR MCD18 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
DHR MCD31 EC8OR - Dynamite album art EC8OR Dynamite (Single) Digital Hardcore Recordings (DHR) DHR MCD31 UK 2000 Sell This Version
DHR LTD10 EC8OR - Gimme Nyquil All Night Long / I Won't Pay album art Ec8or Gimme Nyquil All Night Long / I Won't Pay(7", Ltd) Digital Hardcore Recordings (DHR) DHR LTD10 UK 2000 Sell This Version

Compilations

GR 047 EC8OR - All Of Us Can Be Rich... album art Ec8or All Of Us Can Be Rich... (Comp) Grand Royal GR 047 US 1997 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

Midi War Tape Series EC8OR - Highlight Tape album art DJ Moonraker / Ec8or DJ Moonraker / Ec8or - Highlight Tape(Cass, Ltd) Midi War Midi War Tape Series Germany 1995 Sell This Version
Midi War Tape Series EC8OR - Bass Terror / Highlights From Midi War... album art DJ Moonraker / Ec8or DJ Moonraker / Ec8or - Bass Terror / Highlights From Midi War...(Cass, Ltd) Midi War Midi War Tape Series Germany 1995 Sell This Version
none EC8OR - Live In Dresden, 10-01-2005 album art EC8OR Live In Dresden, 10-01-2005(15xFile, MP3) Not On Label none Germany Unknown

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glitchtrauma

glitchtrauma

March 6, 2022
Alec was always a middle class lifestylist poser shouting platitudes and little else. Without Achim Szepanski of force inc and Mille Plateau as an A-R you could really tell how much he wanted to be a boring old rock star, as if punk isn't just as co-opted as techno and rave. Ec8or is where it is at. And what's more, Patric was and is funny as fuck. Proper proletarian hooligan gear.
robcypher

robcypher

October 12, 2011
EC8OR is a mixed bag at best - I like Patric C. but Gina VD's singing annoys the hell out of me. It's an odd compromise between gabber/breakbeat and punk that doesn't always work.

Most DHR fans will probably enjoy Patric Catani's individual releases more than his EC8OR work with Gina.
noizstepper

noizstepper

September 16, 2010
Really nice act that sounded like a pissed version of ATR, only more Progressive, more distorted and even more noisily.
I can hardly listen to one of their albums on through, but they kicked ass intransigently and were less populistic than ATR was!
I think the true reason Empire dropped em at DHR was they were selling to less records ... ;)
kamikaze_deadboy

kamikaze_deadboy

January 27, 2008
edited over 8 years ago
EC8OR could've easily been "Atari teenage riot's more lowbrow kid sister/brother project" but there was plenty of more ideas. over the years of listening to most of what of Digital Hardcore Recordings had to offer, this band alongside ATR have become a personal favourite, and you can't fault Patric's excellently lo-res programming on most of the tracks. To say both musicians have now moved onto better greener pastures (Catani's work in the puppetmastaz; Gina's "Sailor Songs" album) its often good to go back to EC8OR's older material.

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