Thursday, December 14, 2006

Life is nice!

Got a new job that starts in Jan!

New LCD Soundsystem out in the new year!

Soon be Christmas!

So it is a good time to write a list folks, a list for Mr Clause...

1.Tussle - Telescope Mind (Dubby DFAesque funk ambience)

2. Fujiya & Miyagi - Transparent Things (Neu ((not rave)) pop)

3. Hot Chip - The Warning (obvious really)

4. Mike Monday - Smorgasbord (Mylo + 10)

5. Zero DB - Bongos Bleeps & Basslines (Jazzy and full-on)

Heres a pressie to you too!

Little Donkey mp3 - A boy least likely too
I hope everybody gets what they need this Christmas!
Peace out!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

A white belt speaks

The great James Murphy on "Sound of silver" leak (via DFA forum)

"it has nothing to do with sales to me. it has everything to do with the fact that i haven't even gotten the record to my family or the band yet, and that's not cool. i didn't put the record out. it's not out, and it's out. and i don't get to spend any time with it before it goes out into the world."

My advice to everyone is...

Wait until that baby is born.

You get me?

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

A mix!

Adam (k7!) and Joey G (Hot Chip) made this....mix!

Found it on music for robots. Tis dirty n ting, get me?

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Monday, September 25, 2006

Radio Dept - Pet Grief

From Radio Dept's label.

The Radio Depts first album, »Lesser matters« was called "a minor classic" by NME and voted one of the 10 best albums of the year in the same magazine. Now the very much anticipated follow up »Pet grief« is finally here. You'll hear from the very first chord that you're listening to The Radio Dept......

"Whoa i don't agree wit the rest so I'll take over now"

Yep! It is top! A sort of indie-pop pet shop boys record. Nostalgic and sad, in a "I want to be sad" way. There are elements of the more lovley New Order tracks (Regret etc). And it also contains my single of the year (Worst Taste in Music). It really is a decent record. Perfect for train journeys or remembering that mistake you made in life gone by.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Space sounds and Ital dance origins ahoy!

To demystify a myth is cool! So here goes.

In 2004 Aphex Twins Rephlex released an album by Black Devil called Disco Club, a re-issue of a long lost supposedly italo-disco classic from 1978. Given its absurdly modern sound many doubted its authenticity, some even suggesting that it was a collaboration between Richard James and Luke Vibert.

The Real Story is stranger still. Although credited to Joachim Sherylee and Junior Claristidge with executive production by Jacky Giordano,(who were library writers apparently)the album is actually the work of obscure French producer Bernard Fevre known only for his incredibly rare electronic masterpiece The Strange World of Bernard Fevre and the even rarer Earthmessage, as sampled by the Chemical Brothers on Got Glint? For Their Surrender album.

here is a link to a Bernard Fevre collection.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Arthur Russell!

He was a talented chap wasn't he?

So much so that the lovely DFA have agreed (And done) production of some of his unmastered tracks. Go to hype machine and get "Springfield" (If it's still there. If not drop me a line.

BUY_ Grizzly Bear- Yellow Road.

WHY?_You'll see.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Friday, September 08, 2006

What do i know?

Nothing it seems!

UNPOC album "The 5th column" is very good though!

And tell me is it worth getting the new Grizzly Bear album?

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Mercury Music Update!

I put money on

Hot Chip at 16-1 in the end.
Guillemotts at 5-1

Go on you Hot Chippers!
Make me rich!!

I bet Muse get it B******s!

Get get get!

Anything by

Love(see pic)
13 & Ghost
M Craft
TV on the Radio
Joan as Police Woman

Go here for examples

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Arthur Lee is free!


Arthur Lee, singer and guitarist of the influential 1960s band Love, has died in Memphis at the age of 61 following a battle with acute myeloid leukaemia.
A Memphis native who called himself the "first so-called black hippie", Lee formed Love in Los Angeles in 1965.

The multiracial band recorded three groundbreaking albums that fused rock, blues and psychedelia - the self-titled Love, Da Capo and Forever Changes.

In the 1990s Lee spent time in prison for illegal possession of a firearm.

But the singer made a triumphant comeback in 2002, touring the US and Europe with a new version of his classic band.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Thursday, July 20, 2006

What about me!

I feel this (No not the picture!) should have been nominated for the Mercury Music Prize too!

This first album on Kode9’s Hyperdub label comes from the mysterious Burial. On this self-titled CD debut, Burial carves out a sound which sends the dormant slinky syncopations of uk garage, via radio interference, into a padded cell of cushioned, muffled bass, passing through the best of Pole’s Berlin crackle dub.Burial explores a tangential, parallel dimension of the growing sound of dubstep. Burial’s parallel dimension sounds set in a near future South London underwater. You can never tell if the crackle is the burning static off pirate radio transmissions, or the tropical downpour of the submerged city outside the window. In their sometimes suffocating melancholy, most of these tracks seem to yearn for drowned lovers. The smouldering desire of ‘Distant Lights’ is cooled only by the percussive ice sharp slicing of blades and jets of hot air blowing from the bass. Listen also for a fleeting appearance from Hyperdub’s resident vocalist, the Spaceape unravelling his crypto-biography. In its loud quietness, Burial takes his kitchen crackle aesthetic neither from the digital glitch nor merely a nostalgia for vinyl’s materiality. Instead, as ‘Pirates’ suggests, Burial crackle mutates the tactile surplus value of pirate radio transmissions. Burial’s mix is haunted. Echoed voices breeze in and out, on road to another time. Pirate signal from other frequencies steams in. A tidal wave of noise submerging all but the crispest syncopations. The noise is not violent, but caressing, tickling, exciting the ends of your nerves. Seducing you in. And bbrreeaatthhee!

Go to or to buy!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

It's that time of year again!

Mercury Music Prize!

This is the shortlist, who will win?

Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Ballad Of The Broken Seas
Editors - The Back Room
Guillemots - Through The Windowpane
Richard Hawley - Coles Corner
Hot Chip - The Warning
Muse - Black Holes And Revelations
Zoe Rahman - Melting Pot
Lou Rhodes - Beloved One
Scritti Politti - White Bread, Black Beer
Sway - This Is My Demo
Thom Yorke - The Eraser

I placed a bet last year and won, but it is not as obvious this year.
I think it is out of Guillemotts (Ace!), Hot Chip (Also Ace!) and Muse (Last track of album is top!)


What's that smell?

Not too sure as what to do with this page! Anyhoo i am sure i'll have fun trying to find out! Could do with a lick of paint mind you, perhaps some pictures on the walls. All in good time though, all in good time.

First things first! Where did I pack that kettle?