Friday 30 November 2007

Zombi - Surface To Air (2006)

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Taking their ques from John Carpenter, Tangerine Dream,
Goblin, and a wee bit of Faith No More thrown in for good
messure, Pittsburgh two piece have make the perfect
soundtrack to the greatest 70s horror film that was never
made. Nice.

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Tuesday 27 November 2007

Hefner - I Took Her Love for Granted

Geez I love this band, why did they not become massive.
This was my first glimspe into their brillance. The
track is taken from their 1999 "The Fidelity Wars"
album. The main dude; Darren Hayman as well as solo
work now plays with Ellis Island Sounds

Monday 26 November 2007

"Hold Back The Dawn" Mixtape

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Painting : Oliver Comerford
A mixtape for the wee hours. Contains 80s pop/post punk,
80s esque Pop/rock, Neue Deutsche Welle and analog melodies.

01 Sketch for Summer- The Durutti Column

The first song of his first album. Boy, he sure loves
his echoy guitar, and i do to.
02 Drugs In My Body - Thieves Like Us
A reworking of the previous song and the vid is a
reworking of the "heroes" scene in Christine F. film

03 Lovely Allen - Holy Fuck
The cover was enticing enough for me to get their EP.
This song is kraut-tastic.
04 Glorious - Captain
Great Pop rock with Trevor Horn productions. The vid can be
watched HERE.
05 You Got Me - Beta Or Vhs
More 80s throwback rock. They sound like "A Folk Of Seagulls"
fronted by Robert Smith. Vid viewable HERE .
06 Burning Up - Madonna
Of her first album, great stuff.

07 Hong Kong Garden - Siouxsie & The Banshees
Love the intro.

08 Tender Object - Orange Juice

The greatest song Orange Juice ever recorded and it
wasn't even a bloody single.
09 (Ein Jahr) Es Geht Voran - Fehlfarben
More jangley 80s guitar this time from Düsseldorf's Fehlfarben.
10 Der Kommissar - Falco
Here is a medley of Der Kommissar by Falco, followed by the
After The Fire version, which is then followed by Laura
Branigan with her version called Deep in the Dark.

11 Morning Sun - Al Murray
Got this from the soundtrack of "This Is Britian". Great film
and great song.

12 Goodbye Horses - Q. Lazzarus
Another soundtrack song, from "Married To The Mob" and
the Buffalo Bill dancing with his fella tucked behind his legs
scene in "Silence Of The Lambs". My new favourite song.
13 Windows - A Flock Of Seagulls
B side to Space Age Love Song, and what a b side it is.
14 In The City - Chromatics
Love this track, the metronome beat and lead vocal is
super sweet. Vid is viewable
15 You Make Me Like Charity - The Knife
One of my favourite Knife song. Go HERE for a live video.
16 The Past Is A Grotesque Animal - Of Montreal
Not sure about these boys, but this song is a deffinate highlight on the album,
The urgency of the music and vocals really won me over.
17 By This River - Brian Eno
First heard this on the film the great german film"The Son's Room".
18 Echo's Answer - Broadcast
Oh i love that sound.
19 Can You Hear the Rain, Love - Richard Hawley
Eno esque track of the "Late Night Tales" and no better way to finish the mix.

Thats it.

Total Time: 1:18:52


Saturday 24 November 2007

Dosh - Naoise EP (2004)

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First became aware of Martin Dosh thought Andrew Bird
and then a friend gave me a mix with one of his songs on it,
Had to get more and this is a great Ep he released a
couple of years back and is a good introduction to the wonderful
world of Martin Dosh.

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Friday 16 November 2007

Oneida And Richard Hawley Gig Photos

Here some still from a stop motion video piece I'm working on for Oneida and some photographs I took at the Richard Hawley gigs recently.
Bobby from Oneida
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Kid Millions from Oneida
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Jane and Bobby from Oneida

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Shahim of Oneida
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Kid and Bobby
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Richard Hawley "dancing beneath her silver frame"
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Tuesday 13 November 2007

Primus - Frizzle Fry (1990)

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I got in too Primus though a friend who's birthday
happens to be today. Back in 2001 he waited 8 months
for this cd to come from america. It wasn't released
over here at the time. Eight long months he waited
until the record store finally got it in for him.
It was worth the wait. Primus first and maybe best

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Daniel Johnston - Walking the Cow (Live in Dublin)

This video makes me sad. Didn't have the cash for
the ticket to see him at his first ever irish show.
I missed out, mes thinks.

Monday 5 November 2007

Atlas Sound - Altitude Sickness ep. (2007)

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Going to see Deerhunter tonight in whelans for €15,
I was pity much instantly hooked on them from the 'Sing
Swan Song' esque Intro to their Cryptograms album
and the Flourescent Grey EP was recorded while their
debut album was being mixed and continues where the
Cryptograms finished. More fine spaced out krautrock.
But here is a free EP that they put up on their
blog from Atlas Sound (Side project of Deerhunter's
singer, Bradford Cox). this is what they said about it
on it orginal post.
"Recorded today during a 10 hour drive from Austria
to Switzerland, through the Swiss Alps. These are
reinterpretations of a few of my favorite doo-wop
songs filtered through a thick gauze of motion-sickness
and boredom..."

1. come softly (originally performed by the Fleetwoods)
2. you're so fine (originally performed by the Falcons)
3. you belong to me (originally performed by the Duprees)

Buy Fluorescent Grey
Download Altitude Sickness ep

Thursday 1 November 2007

The National - S.T. (2001)

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Nearly two years ago, I was down in Sound Cellar about
to buy a ticket to see The National play their first
ever Irish show and the girlfriend and I were heading
down the stairs of Sound cellar when she seen on the
wall a poster for the show and she noticed the date,
19 of November. She quickly informed me what that was
the same date that she was born twenty years previous
and we will be in Limerick for her birthday blowout.
Natural I was gutted since Alligator was up there with
"The Woods" and "Tender Buttons" as one of my favourite record
of that year. So two years on and another album out, that
can only be described as Classic, my second chance on
All Souls Day to see for the first time one of my favouite band.
Fuck Yeah.

To celebrate here is their first and worst album, "The National",
but considering the pedigree of their other albums, it's only ok.
I also put up a while ago the excellent "Cherry Tree" Ep
which was a bridge between "Sad Songs..." and Alligator. It still
available here.
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