Bochum Welt – The Module 2 Listening Set Mix

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Written by Wil Troup

Originally released on Aphex Twin’s seminal Rephlex imprint back in 1996 Bochum Welt’s (the moniker of Italian artist Gianluigi Di Costanzo) classic analogue electro album “Module 2” is getting a revamp.

Module 2 became a cult classic over the years, with its timeless fusion of analogue electro and outer soundscapes it  journeyed through a spectrum of electronic possibilities in an entirely new frontier. From moody ambience to dark techno sensibilities, the reissue features five previously unheard tracks…

We had a chat with Di Costanza below with the mixtape of influences for the album in our ears, ready? Let’s go…

Please introduce yourself…
My name is Gianluigi Di Costanzo aka Bochum Welt. I produce music for BMG, Aphex Twin’s Rephlex and Thomas Dolby’s Headspace.

Where are you

Milan / London

And what are you


What does your music sound like? Can you draw what you think it sounds like for us (an image from the old internet is acceptable)?
Electric, analog, far from reality, that grows emotionally



How does your brain work when making music? how does it work when you aren’t?

Outside the box, the standards. When I’m not making music, I’m a regular guy

Tell us about the reissue of Module 2 and why it’s happening now?

There was extra material that was on the album tapes and with BMG a reissue, could be taken care of in detail

What were you thinking when you created this album and what do you feel you achieved with it?

I thought about expressing how I felt, against the grain, different, I never thought about what to get, I was simply trying to express myself



Is there anything you would have changed about it?

Yes, of course, I am imperfect, but I’m happy to have expressed that moment and it remains an image that I still listen to

Why do you think music from this era has had such a lasting impact?

There was a strong desire to express ourselves and do something that would last, like it was the last thing I was going to do, like I was going to die the next day

What was the first electronic record you heard and how did it make you feel?

The first vinyl album bought was one by Trevor Horn. Thanks to my dad, I was at home with the flu and he went out and bought it for me. I was about 10 – 12 years old

Where was the mix recorded?

In my studio in Milan, it’s improvised because it was recorded in the last few hours at night time

What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?

During a dinner at home or on the sofa while having a drink with friends

What should we be wearing?

British or Japanese designers, vintage inspired clothing


Which track in the mix is your current favourite?

Hmm, I like them all

What were the first and last records you bought?

The first album: Thomas Dolby ’The Golden Age of Wireless’.



The last one ‘Butterfly’ by Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein


If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?

Japanese savoury pancakes



If it was an animal what would it be?

A dog

One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?

Goldberg Variations (Glenn Gould)


Am I going to my dream job?


Am I being compensated fairly for the value I bring to my job?

I try to do my best, the relative compensation will come as a consequence

Do I feel energised, rested, and confident?

Yes if I think about what I like to do

Your doctor says you need more exercise….what do you take up for exercise?


If you could travel in time…where in time would you go? why?

I would go back to when I was a boy, I have so many fantastic memories and because my mood has always been heartbroken / nostalgic

Upcoming in the world of…

Future state

Anything else we need to discuss?

Where will we be in our next life?



  1. Depeche Mode – Fly On the Windscreen (BW mix)
  2. Tangerine Dream – Lana
  3. Aphex Twin – Black Box Life Recorder (Ambient)
  4. Depeche Mode – This Is Fun (BW mix)
  5. Wendy Carlos – Tron Ending Titles (BW edit)
  6. Zola Jesus – Wiseblood (Johnny Jewel Film Edit)
  7. Brian Randazzo – My Other Other Girl (The Canyons)
  8. AFX-T165 with Nastya
  9. EOD – Retcho
  10. Bochum Welt – Robotic Operating Buddy
  11. Tangerine Dream – The Dream Is Always The Same (Edit)
  12. Human League – Keep Feeling (Improvisation)
  13. Herb Alpert / Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis – Making Love In The Rain
  14. Spring 1 (Max Richter Remix)
  15. John Barry – The Menace
  16. Andy Stott – When It Hits