Planet Core Productions

Planet Core Productions

Profil:
"Planet Core Productions" (PCP, also an artists group) was founded in April 1989 by Marc Trauner (Marc Acardipane) and Thorsten Lambart (Slam Burt) after getting numerous rejections from several labels in order to get their music released.
It was only a couple of years later they decided to take control of the distribution as well since their first distributor AMV Azary Medien Vertriebs GmbH closed in 1991, whereupon the label was relaunched (hence the dually used catalog numbers among PCP 002 to 010). PCD ("Planet Core Distribution") was called into life to handle all the business that comes with distribution. As this wasn't enough, they even opened a record store called "No Mercy Records" (later to become a label as well) at some point, but it took only a few years before they closed it down again.
In late '96 PCP transmitted their last signal from the future. Some say it was the result of a bankruptcy, others say there were musical differences between Marc & Thorsten.
NOW DEFUNCT!

Corresponding entry for artistic credits: Planet Core Productions
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Kontakt::
Sandweg 82-84
60316 Frankfurt a.M.
Germany

Phone: 069-440 022
Fax: 069-440 021
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Veröffentlichungen

Status Katalognummer  Image Künstler Titel ( Format) Label Katalognummer  Land Jahr Aktionen
531 490-2 Various - RaveBase Phase 5 Various RaveBase Phase 5(2xCD, Comp) Polystar (3) 531 490-2 Germany 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
861 913-2 Various - The Judgement Day Trax Various The Judgement Day Trax (Maxi) 861 913-2 Germany 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
7000076 Marc Acardipane - Best Of 1989-1997 Marc Acardipane Best Of 1989-1997(2xCD, Comp, M/Print) ID&T 7000076 Netherlands 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
12-472387-21 Various - See Ya In 2017 Various See Ya In 2017 (Comp) 12-472387-21 Germany 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
099423-001-01 Mescalinum United - Into Mekong Center Mescalinum United Into Mekong Center 099423-001-01 Germany 1989 Diese Version verkaufen
74321 122962 Various - In Order To Dance 4 Various In Order To Dance 4(2xCD, Comp) R & S Records, BMG Ariola Belgium NV/SA 74321 122962 Belgium 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
DAN 471612 2 Various - Frankfurt Trax Volume 2 (The House Of Techno) Various Frankfurt Trax Volume 2 (The House Of Techno)(CD, Comp) Dance Pool, Dance Pool DAN 471612 2 Germany 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
DAN 478252 2 Various - Slave To The Rave Part 1 (Definition Of A New Style) Various Slave To The Rave Part 1 (Definition Of A New Style)(2xCD, Comp) Dance Pool, Dance Pool DAN 478252 2 Germany 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
DE 2001 Cyborg Unknown - Year 2001 Cyborg Unknown Year 2001(12") Dance Ecstasy 2001, Planet Core Productions DE 2001 Germany 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
DE 2003 T-Bone Castro - Radical Padrone (The Remixes) T-Bone Castro Radical Padrone (The Remixes)(12") Dance Ecstasy 2001, Planet Core Productions DE 2003 Germany 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
DE 2005 Ramin* - Vol. I - Essence Of Ecstasy EP Ramin* Vol. I - Essence Of Ecstasy EP (EP) DE 2005 Germany 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
DE 2012 Ramin* - Vol.2 - Brainticket Ramin* Vol.2 - Brainticket(12", Whi) Dance Ecstasy 2001 DE 2012 Germany 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
DE 2014 Various - A Dance Ecstasy 2001 Compilation Various A Dance Ecstasy 2001 Compilation(CD, Comp) Dance Ecstasy 2001 DE 2014 Germany 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
DE 2018 Nasty Django - 3 P Rules! Nasty Django 3 P Rules! DE 2018 Germany 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
DE 2027 Masters Of Rave - Are You With Me (She Likes To Pump It) Masters Of Rave Are You With Me (She Likes To Pump It)(CD, Maxi) Dance Ecstasy 2001 DE 2027 Germany 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
DE2047 Planet Phuture - Temple Tunes Vol.3 Planet Phuture Temple Tunes Vol.3(12", W/Lbl) Dance Ecstasy 2001, Dance Ecstasy 2001 DE2047 Germany 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
DE2047 Planet Phuture - Temple Tunes Vol.3 Planet Phuture Temple Tunes Vol.3(12") Dance Ecstasy 2001, Dance Ecstasy 2001 DE2047 Germany 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
DE 2050 Various - Most Wanted Bootleg E.P. Various Most Wanted Bootleg E.P.(12", EP) Dance Ecstasy 2001 DE 2050 Germany 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
DE 2051 Nasty Django - H.M.F. (Rmxz) Nasty Django H.M.F. (Rmxz)(12") Dance Ecstasy 2001 DE 2051 Germany 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
DE 2056 Rave Creator - Into Sound Rave Creator Into Sound(12") Dance Ecstasy 2001 DE 2056 Germany 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
DIST 004 CD The Aphex Twin* - Classics The Aphex Twin* Classics(CD, Comp) Distance, Distance DIST 004 CD France Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
FP 007 The Mover - FP 007 The Mover FP 007(12", Comp) Forbidden Planet FP 007 US 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
GOLD ONE Reincarnated Regulator - Prophet Of Tribal Tekno Reincarnated Regulator Prophet Of Tribal Tekno(12") Gold Digger Records GOLD ONE Germany 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
IS001 Mescalinum United / The Mover - Planet Core Productions Special Double AA Side Mescalinum United / The Mover Mescalinum United / The Mover - Planet Core Productions Special Double AA Side(12") Industrial Strength Records IS001 US 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
IS008 Amiga Traxs* - 1st Assault Amiga Traxs* 1st Assault(12") Industrial Strength Records IS008 US 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
KA-023 Gamma Machine - G-Machine Gamma Machine G-Machine(12", Ltd, Num) OTO Recordings KA-023 Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
KICK LP 13 Various - Eurobeat 2000 Club Classics Volume One Various Eurobeat 2000 Club Classics Volume One(2xLP, Album, Comp) Kickin Records KICK LP 13 UK 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
LOST 6 R Marshall Masters - Stereo Murder (The Cold Rush Remixes) Marshall Masters Stereo Murder (The Cold Rush Remixes)(12") Cold Rush Records LOST 6 R Germany 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
MFPA 1 M.F.P.A. - M.F.P.A. M.F.P.A. M.F.P.A.(12", TP, W/Lbl) Planet Core Productions MFPA 1 Germany 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
none Various - Frankfurt Trax Vol. 1 - House Of Techno Various Frankfurt Trax Vol. 1 - House Of Techno(11xFile, MP3, Comp, RE, 320) Planet Phuture (2) none Germany 2020
PCP 001 Mescalinum United - Into Mekong Center Mescalinum United Into Mekong Center PCP 001 Germany 1989 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 002 Freebase Factory - Born To Go Freebase Factory Born To Go(12") Planet Core Productions PCP 002 Germany 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 003 Cyborg Unknown - Year 2001 Cyborg Unknown Year 2001 PCP 003 Germany 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 004 Various - Frankfurt Trax Vol. 1 - House Of Techno Various Frankfurt Trax Vol. 1 - House Of Techno(LP, Comp, Promo, W/Lbl) Planet Core Productions PCP 004 Germany 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 004 CD Various - Frankfurt Trax Vol. 1 (House Of Techno) Various Frankfurt Trax Vol. 1 (House Of Techno)(CD, Comp) Planet Core Productions PCP 004 CD Germany 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 004 LP Various - Frankfurt Trax Vol. 1 - House Of Techno Various Frankfurt Trax Vol. 1 - House Of Techno(LP, Comp) Planet Core Productions PCP 004 LP Germany 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 005 Trip Commando - Trip Commando Trip Commando Trip Commando PCP 005 Germany 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 005 The Mover - Frontal Sickness Part 1 The Mover Frontal Sickness Part 1 PCP 005 Germany 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 005 & PCP 008/92 The Mover - Frontal Sickness The Mover Frontal Sickness(2x12", Comp, Ltd, S/Edition) Planet Core Productions PCP 005 & PCP 008/92 Germany 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 006 Mescalinum United - Reflections Of 2017 Mescalinum United Reflections Of 2017 PCP 006 Germany 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 007 Alien Christ - The Art Of Shredding Alien Christ The Art Of Shredding PCP 007 Germany 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 008 Whalekommittee - Save The Whales Whalekommittee Save The Whales (Maxi) PCP 008 Germany 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 008 The Mover - Frontal Sickness Part 2 The Mover Frontal Sickness Part 2 PCP 008 Germany 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 009 Alien Christ - Of Suns And Moons Alien Christ Of Suns And Moons PCP 009 Germany 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 009 The Possessed - Black Blood The Possessed Black Blood(12") Planet Core Productions PCP 009 Germany 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 010 Program 1 - Louder Than A Bomb EP Program 1 Louder Than A Bomb EP (EP) PCP 010 Germany 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 010 T-Bone Castro - Radical Padrone (The Remixes) T-Bone Castro Radical Padrone (The Remixes) PCP 010 Germany 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 011 Al Rakhun Feat. Bunker Youth - To The Audience Al Rakhun Feat. Bunker Youth Al Rakhun Feat. Bunker Youth - To The Audience PCP 011 Germany 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 012 T-Bone Castro / Ace The Space - 4-Track E.P. / Ace In The Hole T-Bone Castro / Ace The Space T-Bone Castro / Ace The Space - 4-Track E.P. / Ace In The Hole (EP) PCP 012 Germany 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 012CD Castro* / Space* - Ace In The Hole Castro* / Space* Castro* / Space* - Ace In The Hole(CD, Maxi) Planet Core Productions PCP 012CD Germany 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 013 Raw Power Organisation - 1991 (And I Just Begun) Raw Power Organisation 1991 (And I Just Begun) PCP 013 Germany 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 013CD Raw Power Organisation - 1991 (And I Just Begun) Raw Power Organisation 1991 (And I Just Begun)(CD, Maxi) Planet Core Productions PCP 013CD Germany 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 014 Ramin* - Vol. I - Essence Of Ecstasy EP Ramin* Vol. I - Essence Of Ecstasy EP (EP) PCP 014 Germany 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 015 Free Base International - The Futureworld E.P. Free Base International The Futureworld E.P. (EP) PCP 015 Germany 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 015 EP Free Base International - The FBI Futureworld E.P. Free Base International The FBI Futureworld E.P.(12", EP) Planet Core Productions PCP 015 EP Germany 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 069 The Phuture Project - Light Bringer (Escape From 2017) The Phuture Project Light Bringer (Escape From 2017)(12") Planet Core Productions PCP 069 Germany 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 007 5" CD Pandemonium (4) - Boris Boris Pandemonium (4) Boris Boris(CD, Maxi) Planet Core Productions, Planet Core Productions PCP 007 5" CD Germany 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 194 Various - Phuture Various Phuture(CD, Comp) Planet Core Productions PCP 194 Germany 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 007 12" Pandemonium (4) - Boris Boris Pandemonium (4) Boris Boris(12", Maxi) Planet Core Productions PCP 007 12" Germany 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 931 Alien Christ - III. Alien Christ III.(12") Planet Core Productions PCP 931 Germany 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 932 The Mover - The Final Sickness The Mover The Final Sickness (Album) PCP 932 Germany 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 933 Mescalinum United - Vs. Evil (A New Level) Mescalinum United Vs. Evil (A New Level)(12", S/Sided, Gre) Planet Core Productions PCP 933 Germany 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 934 The Mover / Alien Christ - Waves Of Life / The Eagle Has Landed The Mover / Alien Christ The Mover / Alien Christ - Waves Of Life / The Eagle Has Landed(12", Whi) Planet Core Productions PCP 934 Germany 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 935 Various - Phuture Various Phuture (Comp) PCP 935 Germany 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 936 Mescalinum United - Symphonies Of Steel Part 1 Mescalinum United Symphonies Of Steel Part 1 PCP 936 Germany 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 961 The Mover - Signs Of '96 The Mover Signs Of '96 PCP 961 Germany 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 962 Mescalinum United - Symphonies Of Steel - The Second Level Mescalinum United Symphonies Of Steel - The Second Level PCP 962 Germany 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP 971 Mescalinum United - Symphonies Of Steel Part 3 Mescalinum United Symphonies Of Steel Part 3 PCP 971 Germany 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP CD 2 Various - Frankfurt Trax Volume 2 (The House Of Techno) Various Frankfurt Trax Volume 2 (The House Of Techno) (Comp) PCP CD 2 Germany 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
PCP LP 2 Various - Frankfurt Trax Volume 2 - The House Of Techno Various Frankfurt Trax Volume 2 - The House Of Techno (Comp) PCP LP 2 Germany 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
RED 090 Miro - Purple Moon Miro Purple Moon(12") Red Alert RED 090 Italy 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
RS 9202 Various - PCP E.P. Various PCP E.P. (EP) RS 9202 Belgium 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
RS 95035 The Aphex Twin* - Classics The Aphex Twin* Classics(2xLP, Comp, Gat) R & S Records RS 95035 Belgium 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
RS 95035 CD The Aphex Twin* - Classics The Aphex Twin* Classics (Comp) RS 95035 CD Belgium 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
RS 95035 X The Aphex Twin* - Classics The Aphex Twin* Classics(2xLP, Comp, Ltd, Aqu) R & S Records, R & S Records RS 95035 X Belgium 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
RTD 119.3007.2 The Aphex Twin* - Classics The Aphex Twin* Classics (Comp) RTD 119.3007.2 Germany 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
SUCK CD 1 Various - 1000 Ohm! Compilation Various 1000 Ohm! Compilation(CD, Comp) Suck Me Plasma, Suck Me Plasma SUCK CD 1 Germany 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
WarpCD102 Aphex Twin - 26 Mixes For Cash Aphex Twin 26 Mixes For Cash (Comp) WarpCD102 UK 2003 Diese Version verkaufen

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LowEntropy

LowEntropy

24. Februar 2021
to write down the whole story, history and context of pcp would demand a whole book, or rather, a whole library of books. so excuse that i will only focus on parts and occassions of the pcp history, and can not adress the whole - yet.

about the beginnings of pcp, not that much is known. the two key creaters seem to have been marc acardipane and thorsten lambert. acardipane played guitar before that, and had various rap projects. the first outing of pcp was, aptly named, a release by mescalinum united called into mekong center. this is still far, but not that far, from the sound pcp got later quite famous for. we find some sort of a cross between house, electro and EBM sounds, but also plenty of new ideas. this was 1989. the end of 1989. the decade ended. the pcp saga had begun.

of early influences not much is known, or rather, not much specific. in the alien underground interview marc acardipane denounced the industrial EBM influence of the likes of front 242, yet in another interview he says this, together with detroit techno, was the starting point for his own sound. this confusing stance on things runs through the history of pcp. they are not known to play their cards too much in the open, for good reasons.

PCP continued, and with the movers first outing, frontal sickness volume 1, and mescalinum united's reflections of 2017 ep, two of the most important records in the history of techno, in the history of hardcore, and in the history of music have been made. much has been said about these tracks elsewhere; i will leave it at this short notice right now.

in these early days, it was the height of the first techno wave, in germany, europe and britain. PCP thrived in this milieu, and as far as i know, were very welcome by this scene. we got plenty of interviews in early german and other techno fanzines, they played a lot of parties, even at the biggest rave than, the mayday rave by low spirit. hardcore and gabber was also a new thing; and pcp paved the way for that sound; they were celebrated by the dutch and belgium gabber crowd, and were legends even back then. but, even at that point, acardipane in interviews expressed the motion that, especially in germany, they were ignored in light of other DJs and producers of the techno scene who made it "big".

indeed, the techno landscape was changing. techno was no longer one sound, one family, one unity. a DJ wouldn't play all styles in one set anymore. the scene fragmented into further subscenes, such as breakbeat, jungle, "intelligent", hardtrance, and hardcore and gabber. the DJs and producers adopted, and went with the flow, instead of beating the system. pcp did not. they stayed true to their core. they kept putting out hardcore sounds en masse. for the german techno scene, this became problematic. hardcore was now seen as "childish", not being liked by the now stuck up crowd who demanded "intelligent" and "minimal" sounds.

this explained why, while other DJs that started together with pcp, rose to fame, mainstream fame, pcp did not, and instead became more obscure.

pcp did not only stay with their original sound, they expanded it, explored other venues. i think any type of dance and electronic music must have been covered by their catalogue. they ventured into krautrock, goa, jungle, EBM, speedcore, abstract; anything: you name it, they did it.

in this "second" period, in my opinion, fall some of the most interesting releases of pcp, as the outings by miro, or the mover's countdown trax EP, or the jupiter pulse of mescalinum united.

in an interview, miro expressed disappointment that seemingly everyone had forgotton about pcp. and this was largely the case; pcp was more of a "secret hint", passed on by an elite circle. the parties were usually headlined by someone else.

yet, the tide for pcp changed once again. or rather, it ended, in a true phoenix style. pcp ceased to exist by the year 1997. but this was also the time when, as a live act, or marc acardipane as a DJ, under various names, such as marshall masters or kotzaak, they were increasingly booked at the "big" parties again, especially in holland and belgium. they released a marshall masters album which sold weld. "i like it loud" became a hit for the first time. acardipane records was started, which later led into resident e records.

so, the recognition was finally there. recognition by a larger audience.

after the 2000s, things changed even more. by the breakcore, the techno, the experimental hardcore crowed, pcp finally was no longer seen as "childish" anymore (yes, there was a time when you were ridiculed by self-appointed elitists, when you stated that you listened to pcp.)

pcp was rediscoverd again, its mysterios, excellent sound came into the open again.

and, a new generation of artists, of listeners, of human beings, discovered pcp newly again.
Phuture

Phuture

2. Januar 2004
The label that set the standard for the harder techno sound.
Started in 1989 and stopped it's activities in late '96.
Some of the most darkest record were released here, including the Frontal Sickness ep's and ofcourse the later Mescalinum United records. Always simple but cool artwork on the sleeves, if there wasn't any plain sleeve used ofcourse. Nothing fancy at all, the usually grey/white/black colors that were used, are a good reflection of the music.
Mindtripping, dark, doomy, it's all here, with the Mover being on front, responsible for most of the tunes.