Monday, July 07, 2008

I've been away but now i'm....


Been in a state of stasis recently whilst journeying through the universe of new sounds...some good; but mostly tres ordinary.

My soundtrack has been...
Dalglish - Ideom (recordlabelrecords)

Monolithic, mental, steam-powered, digitally perverse. polanski-esque, menacing trip switch flicked, mice in a machine, rattling...........
. ......
. ...
((System off line))

.Normal service will resume asap.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

I've been searching through my records and found...

This! Kings of Convenience - I Don't Know What I Can Save You From (Royksop!? Remix)

And as the weather is warming up (A little) i thought i'd share.

Friday, March 21, 2008

How do!

OMD - Dazzle ships

Histrionic singing and glacial synths are my bag. So i got hold of this recently and can't stop playing it.
My dad had a copy on tape when i was little and he really liked it, so i suppose i was a bit put off it due to his approval. It's taken about 25 years for me to finally listen without predjudice (Insert your own Georgfe Michael joke here).
Great electronic melodies with real drums in the mix and some sensitive warbling and radio snippets interspersed (not spelt that before).
Tis like a poppier Kraftwerk.
Or a more mature Fisherspooner.
LCD Soundsystem must have been influenced.
Anyhoo! Have a listen to some other OMD stuff too!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Have A Nice Life - Deathconsciousness

"Contextually awe-inspiring, a lo-fi masterpiece" according to
"Bloody brilliant!" according to me!

There is a lot i could say about this but....i won't. The music should do the talking for me.
Anyhoo if you like downbeat MBV, Godspeed style Joy Division-esque doom mongering (like i do) buy this.
I did.
From here.
or here.
If you buy the cd you also get a book written by them and some other chap they know.
Have a Nice Life - Bloodhail
Have a Nice Life - I Don't Love


Thursday, February 14, 2008

I just asked Justice a question..

on BBC 6 music radio.

"Dear Justice if i had to buy a cd today, what would it be?"

This was there answer

I know it was Moroder produced but.......C'mon

(Actually tis very good)

Monday, February 11, 2008

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Fluorescent Grey - Gaseous Opal Orbs

Right let's get this sorted. I'm not much of a fan of anything that presents itself as "science" as this cos what usually occurs is a terrible Future Sound of London-esque stinker so I was not looking forward to this one due to it's flabby Ufo-Orbish sounding title. I won't tell you the track titles as Pink Floyd may sue.

Also it said in the press release that it should be filed under "Strange Electronic Music" (??!!) or "Experimental" (Double ??!!) What isn't nowadays.

So I took a step back from the tie-dye packaging and dodgy wordplay (Like i can talk) and used my ears.

It's really lovely! It is not experimental cos it ain't improvised. The varied sounds are clipped, stretched and manipulated quite beautifully. The production is excellent and has that Kompact sound (The Field, Gui Borratta etc) though obviously not as kraut. The experience reminds me of Pantha Du Prince and the Animal Collective eating sherbert together with the Gescom crew barging in and necking lots of cheap wine. What a party!!

Lot's of sonic pieces all cleverley stitched together to create a warm, intriguing and rewarding listenable listen.

Fluorescent Grey - Gaseous Opal Orbs : Out 29Th Feb on Record Label Records

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Fuck Buttons

Fuck buttons? Yes indeed!!! They are freakin top...
Noise beautiful noisy sweet noise. Scarey, sweet and frightening. Comforting and fuzzy. Warm yet cold...very cold, but warm still. Please buy, download...whatever.
I'm in love.

Fuck Buttons was conceived by Andrew Hung & Benjamin John Power in the winter of 2004, Bristol UK. 
Initially the group was born as an outlet for their nihilistic-noise tendencies but quickly, the two Fuck Buttons realised they could harness the use of noise as a tool to immerse and evoke. No longer afraid of melody or rhythm, the group started fusing all these elements to the point when drone becomes melody becomes rhythm.

With their electric live performances sealing the notion that the two Fuck Buttons are attempting some kind of transcendence between the listener and the Universe itself, one could easily envisage one’s psyches being shaken by the very rumbles of the earth’s motions.

Tribal beats and subtle beautiful melodies weave amongst contorting Technicolor drone-scapes while preaching distorted-vocals scream for dear hope herself…

Fuck Buttons straddle you between the wall of sound that lies between the beginning of destruction and the end of birth. This grand noise will fondle you into a state of immersed euphoria. From ATP website.