Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Rufus Rates

Subway - Subway 2 - Soul Jazz Records

Good this! Matched my cardigan and everything. Sort of wobbly Kraut, DFA-ish dance stuff. Alright dad likes this type of thing and I have to say it is not normally my bag but this is different. The music on this disc seemed to have a purpose and direction not usually found on other such stuff like this. My fave track -Simplex- is an analogue fetishists dream (Whoa! what does that mean?) and purveyors of old synths will like to play "Guess the keyboard" while listening.
The only slight downside to this record is the production. As warm and dusty as it's all a bit close together. Now i'm no expert cos i'm only a baby but some distance between the low wobbles and high notes would have been very beneficial and resulted in a more dynamic listen. I also fell asleep by track 5 ..... Not in a bad way! Tis soothing stuff!

Gotta go... I've filled my nappy.

Buy here

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Rufus Rates....

And you will know us by the trail of dead - Source Tags & Codes - Interscope

I recently went through some of my dads' old cd's and came across this. I liked the cover. On first listen I was drawn to the buzz and chaotic melodies....not too far removed from Sonic Youth (Whom I also like). On repeated listening however the likes of Nirvana (obviously), The Van Pelt and also classic 70's British Punk came to mind; all done with a more progressive leaning. I really like it. Like a grunge Muse... not a bad thing in my book.
Buy if you find here

Right I'm off.

Until next time....


Saturday, September 05, 2009

The XX

The XX - XX (Young Turks)

Quick review...

Sparse, soulful, seductive and very simple. Bloody good.

Enjoy it now before it gets played to death.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The beauty of tapes.

I had a Talk Talk album (Spirit of Eden) recorded on the reverse side of the first Seal album when i was little and the two totally different acts are strangely linked forever more in my mind. Perhaps they should make 2 sided cd's...or not.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Simply because you have to....

Disc 1: “This Disc”

  1. Dirty Projectors and David Byrne - “Knotty Pine”
  2. The Books ft. Jose Gonzalez - “Cello Song”
  3. Feist and Ben Gibbard - “Train Song”…….uh oh, Zooey Deschanel better watch out!
  4. Bon Iver - “Brackett WI”
  5. Grizzly Bear - “Deep Blue Sea”
  6. The National - “So Far Around The Bend”
  7. Yeasayer - “Tightrope”
  8. My Brightest Diamond - “Feeling Good”
  9. Kronos Quarter - “Dark Was The Night”
  10. Antony with Bryce Dessner - “I Was Young When I Left Home”
  11. Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner - “Big Red Machine”
  12. The Decemberists - “Sleepless”
  13. Iron & Wine - “Stolen Houses (Die)”
  14. Grizzly Bear and Feist - “Service Bell”… Feist sure is getting around these days.
  15. Sufjan Stevens - “You Are The Blood”

Disc 2: “That Disc”

  1. Spoon - “Well Alright”
  2. Arcade Fire - “Lenin”
  3. Beirut - “Mimizan”
  4. My Morning Jacket - “El Caporal”
  5. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - “Inspiration Information”
  6. Dave Sitek - “With A Girl Like You”
  7. Buck 65 Remix ft. Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti - “Blood Pt. 2″
  8. The New Pornographers - “Hey Snow White”
  9. Yo La Tengo - “Gentle Hour”
  10. Cat Power - “Amazing Grace”
  11. Riceboy Sleeps - “Happiness”
  12. Stuart Murdoch - “Another Saturday”
  13. Andrew Bird - “The Giant of Illinois”
  14. Conor Oberst with Gillian Welch - “Lua”
  15. Blonde Redhead & Devastations - “When The Road Runs Out”
  16. Kevin Drew - “Love vs. Porn”
And it on the fine 4AD label... top!


And it's for a good cause.. Yippee!

Info here

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Friday, February 06, 2009

The white stuff. No...not that silly.

UK has snow shocker! We don't know what to do!

God...we're embarrassing.

At least the cats are used to it now.

R.I.P. Lux Interior

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

It's alive!

Revived by Clough Jnr, the mighty Derby County rose again. Party like it's going out of fashion.

Quietly's a week night.

Suitable song vis Hype Machine is this.
Pic from Here.