- Kraftwerk (Band) (5)
- Einstürzende Neubauten (4)
- Blixa Bargeld (Musician) (4)
- British Singers RPF (4)
- Blur (Band) (3)
18 Jun 2021
A chance encounter brings a superstar DJ / record producer into contact with a legendary musician who abruptly disappeared from the music scene a decade previously.
What is he willing to risk - his reputation, his career, even his marriage - to get her working and releasing records again?
(It's been a decade since I read last read this, so I can't remember what any of the other themes are.)
- Part 1 of Pulse Universe
Fandoms: Aphex Twin, Electronic Dance Music RPF
05 Jun 2021
At an illegal rave in the early 90s, experimental electronic musician Sandy Percy finds her set interrupted by "some ginger wanker who thinks he's Jesus" - Richard D. James, otherwise known as iconoclastic techno god, the Aphex Twin.
Impressed by each others' music, the pair decide to work together, only to be caught up in a dangerous, intensely sexual affair.
This is an old story from decades ago which I am transferring over from a dead LiveJournal - it was originally written as the sequel / prequel to Pulse (which I will upload in a bit) but can equally stand on its own.
Content notes for: mild but fairly pervasive drug use; mildly kinky sex (light bondage), the usual crossdressing and gender confusion typical of all of my stories, lovers who (it is very strongly implied) may be related in some way, but it is not explicitly written as an inc3stu0s relationship.
This work contains themes of an adult nature, it may contain sex, drug-taking, illegal raves and beats of a repetitive nature as defined by Section 63 of the Criminal Justice Act of 1994.
- Part 2 of Pulse Universe
11 Jan 2019
Berlin, on the cusp of the 90s, the Wall has only just fallen and no one knows what will come next.
The narrator (English-speaking, the singer in a band, that's as much as you're getting - it's up to your own imaginations to decide for yourselves who he might be) takes a wrong turn in Kreuzberg, and slips through time, to encounter Walter Benjamin's Angel of History - who may or may not be Blixa Bargeld.
29 Jun 2018
In an obscure Institute run by an evil Professor (the personification of all that is unwholesome in society, who ingeniously controls the ruins of civilisation) a mysterious one-armed Visionary, chained like a madman in the cellar, holds the key to The Island which will save the world.
Inspired by repeated watching of the Uli M Schueppel film (available online here). I found myself absolutely captivated by the mysterious and otherworldly atmosphere of the film to the point of obsession. (Not to mention, Blixa Bargeld chained half-naked in a cellar.) I found myself trying to write in and around the events of the film. A mistranslation (my German is not the greatest) of a character insisting that there is "no time" spiralled out into a science-fiction fantasy of what would happen in a world that was literally without time?
You don't need to have seen the film to understand the story - readers have said it stands on its own.
Content notes: false imprisonment, murder and passing reference to torture, (consensual) sex with someone in chains, childbirth and pregnancy, bathing.
Fandoms: Einstürzende Neubauten, Blixa Bargeld - Fandom, German Pop Music RPF, Blixa Bargeld (Musician), Music RPF
01 Jun 2018
1981. You've been kicked out of your school, your home, your country, for being queer; and your family have banished you to live with a distant relation in West Berlin in disgrace. But in the shelter of The Wall: rent is cheap and squatting is free; drugs are plentiful; sex of every kind is readily available; and everyone you know is forming absolutely amazing experimental bands, making Super-8 films and creating fantastic art.
This story is basically fan fiction of 'B-Movie: Lust and Sound in Berlin' universe. Featuring appearances from: Einstürzende Neubauten, Mania D / Malaria!, Die Tödliche Doris, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Die Haut, The Birthday Party and many more.
Relationship notes: This story is not intended as Slash and if you're just looking for Nixa, you will be sorely disappointed. The primary relationship involves two complex genderqueer artists, and I am deliberately centring the women and the historically queer people in the West Berlin scene.
Content notes: story contains no AO3 warning content, but does contain heavy drug abuse, sex work, homophobic violence, violence against women, and other content I will CN for on relevant chapters.
18 Jun 2021
Fandom: Blur, British Singers RPF, BritPop (music), Damien Hirst (Artist), Dandy Warhols (band), Radiohead - Fandom
26 Dec 2014
New York City in the 90s collides with BritPop in a TransAtlantic love affair.
I moved to NYC in 1993. I moved back to London in 1998. This isn't how it happened, but kinda how I wish it had happened.