Sunday, November 04, 2007

Burial - Untrue - Review

Burial returns from the underworld with a new album of excellence; only this time he has brought along the WD40.

I adore the first album and was waiting for this new one with both excitement and apprehension. In this day and age it takes something very special to tickle my fancy (fnar-fnar) and my fancy was tickled even before "Untrue" was available (thanks to the excellent Boomkat website). This album is an altogether much more upbeat listen; the beats are a lot more lubricated than on "Burial" and with this new spokey-dokeyness a less difficult work develops. The filmic vocal clips still permeate the proceedings and cover all in a gangsta Lynchian/Loach vibe. Throughout "Untrue" old skool ardcore's ghost moans mournfully ("Raver") with major chord sweeps filling the chest and lungs of each track, creating a more direct listen ("Near Dark"). Melody is in no short supply and the beats come on like a victorian wind-up dubstep machine. Bullet cases fall from the air onto cold stone floors, vinyl cracks and smoulders amid nostalgic memories of dances less commercial days. There are more vocals on the record but they compliment the sounds perfectly("Untrue"), being used themselves as instruments to add more colour to an already lush pallette. It is a fabulously romantic and welcoming record,one that is difficult to pin down with any real degree of accuracy. The Screamadelica for this generation has just arrived.

All bull-shit aside. This is a fantastic album that is getting better with each listen (Seven now).


BUY IT!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Back to the old routine.


Been listening to the After Dark comp that lot's of peeps were ravin about. Gotta say i didn't "feel it" (for want of a better phrase). However this little gem did stand out for me. Ital-space-disco? who cares...tis greeeeeeeaaaaat! Buy the 300 only cd from http://www.tropicalcomputersystem.com/ (Only £8 to UK)

Professor Genius-Pegaso

And it get's better...

Professor Genius-Across the Spree

Ta to missingtoof

Monday, October 15, 2007

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Ho Hum!


Our cat's gone missing so don't really have a lot say. :-(



ta to dukeofstraw.com

Monday, September 17, 2007

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes!!!!!!

We are Derby, Super Derby, Super Rams! (To the tune of Sailing)

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Velocaraptor Rave-up at O2 Festival, Hyde Park 2007


The daddy of all performances at this years O2 Festival......Daft Punk! I had my trust camera with me too, luckily. Here are a few more.
Some fit bird in a catsuit!
CSS

A fat guy in a t-shirt!
LCD

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

What a great year!


SMD, Justice, Digitalism I don't need to say anymore.....but i will. Hadouken! Pull Tiger Tail, Tiger Force, Lovely Chords. Does this offend you, yeah?

OOh and a few more too (although quieter)


Loney Dear, Coco Rosie, Mr Hudson & the Library etc


Digitalism - Magnets Thnx to La New Shit
Muse - Knights Of Cydonia (Simian Mobile Disco Remix) Thnx to Good Weather For Airstrikes

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Breathe in and hold!


07 is shaping up nicely isn't it. If not, give it time and all will fall into place.

Seriously!


The new Ed Banger compilation is out too (cue much rejoicing and panic internet purchasing)

Vicarious Bliss - Limousine
SebastiAn - Greel
Justice - Phantom
Uffie - Dismissed
Klaxons - Golden Skans To Interzone

And breathe out! Ahhh that's better isn't it?

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Still here!


Not that anyone gives a s**t!
Dextro - Consequence Music
The Iron Man - Ted Hughes
Field Music - Tones of Town
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