Saturday 29 September 2007
"Released in 1999 as a free item for subscribers of the
French daily newspaper Libération. It contains two singles
previously released in the U.S. in 1998: "One with the Birds" /
"Southside of the World" and "I Am Drinking Again" /
"Dreaming My Dreams". The fifth track, "Song for the New
Breed (orchestral)", is an alternate recording of "Song for the
New Breed", which originally appeared on Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's
I See a Darkness album in 1999. This version is exclusive to
this release." -Wikipedia
The first two songs "One For The Birds" and "Southside Of
The World" are top notch and reason enough to get the EP.
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Thursday 27 September 2007
Photo: Hedi Slimane
Noisy Southend post punk krautrockers "These New
Puritans" were invited to work with Hedi Slimane on his
Autumn '07 collection for Dior Homme. They composed
a suitable 15-minute soundtrack as the models walked
down the catwalk. The result is the impressive 'Navigate,
Navigate' 12". Their debut album is out on the great
Domino Records in October. Here is a a live vid of a song
called "Elvisss", which is not a patch on Navigate, Navigate
but no vid for that.
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Wednesday 26 September 2007
Cluster (Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius) + NEU!
(Michael Rother) = Harmonia.
Brian Eno ( Father Ted fame) once proclaimed that Harmonia was
"the world's most important rock group," not sure about that but
their first record is "kraut-tastic". Full of pulsating rythms that spin
around your head that left me in a trance like state after the first
listen. I cycled in to town listening to this, and most of the journey
is a blank. I was suddenly in town.
Eno himself eventually joined Harmonia in 1976, but the sessions
were never released and lay dormant for over twenty years, until
Rykodisc eventually released in the form of "Tracks & Traces".
Their influence can be heard in bands like Deerhunter, Alex Delivery
and Fujiya & Miyagi and this album is my favourite record that i've
heard so far from the Cluster fellows.
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Tuesday 25 September 2007
They rarely do any wrong and their new self titled album
is one of the best album so far this year. Here is a nice Ep
that came out last year with a quite a rude cover. Oh you guys.
(Photobucket deleted the uncensored version but when you d.load it the original version is in the folder)
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Monday 17 September 2007
Our man Jeffrey Lewis is play Europe.
Mon Sept 17 - Bristol, UK -The Thekla (w/ Herman Dune!)
Tues Sept 18 - Dublin, Ireland (Crawdaddy)
Wed Sept 19 - Cork, Ireland (Crane Lane Theatre)
Thu Sept 20 - Galway, Ireland (Roisin Dubh)
For more tourdates and sounds go HERE
Friday 14 September 2007
Thursday 13 September 2007
I haven't post to much krautrock recently. I have a "kraut
Me AmadEUS" mixtape ready to put up some day soon but
before that here a some what interesting EP I got back in
January over at your friend at Krautrockteam.
Can (Holger Czukay )+ P.I.L. (Jah Wobble) + U2 (The Edge) = Snake Charmer Ep
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Sunday 9 September 2007
Final Fantasy on Saturday night at Electric Picnic was as
always "Totally Rad", and once again he did a cover version
of Simon Bookish's Interview. Well for those who haven't
heard the original here's a video of a great live version.
Also if you aint got any of his ace tunes, I put "Portrait
Of The Artist As A Fountain" from his 7" F of the
ALPHABET SERIES on Tomlab records on the
"8Bit Bliss" mixtape and he did a wonderful remix he of
"Easedropping" by Grizzle bear which is on
"Baby Was A World Shaker" mixtape.
He should have a new album out soonish too for more details
go to his myspace.