Saturday 20 December 2008
Friday 19 December 2008
A Faulty Chromosome have created such a likable lofi pop noise record that they ask for "donations" to get their cd from their myspace. Sincerity is lost with most bands with "pay what you want" gimmicks, but you know that they post all albums themselves and in the package I got at the start of the summer including free badges and a one of a kind photocopied poster with hand scibbled crayon all over them, smell memory kicks in when I open the package and the waxy smell fills the room. They have a pretty acurate discribtion for themself, " a faulty chromosome is a fuzzy mess of tremolo, hand-claps, 8-bit blips, water-damaged Mister Rogers records, mashed Casio chords and drum machine’d beats."
Jackie O from mike ambs on Vimeo.
Download "As an Ex-Anorexic's Six Sicks Exit" Lp from their Last FM.
Once you fall in love with the best pop noise album of the year and indeed one of my favourite album of this year, you can buy it from them for a suggected donations of $6.66 including postage here, but deffo give them as much as you can expecally if your living outside of America just to cover postage costs. Indeed a wonderful album from start to finish that has been ignored by alot of people not doubt since its a self release and not because of its quality.
Tuesday 16 December 2008
A mixtape for those cold nights and long long journeys
01. Come Wander With Me - Jeff Alexander
"Come Wander with Me" was written for an episode of
the American television anthology series The Twilight
Zone. Sung by by the actress Bonnie Beecher herself.
The whole "Come Wander with Me" episode is available
02. Strange Form Of Life - Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Another gem from the man who does very little wrong.
Go HERE for a live version on Conan O Brien.
03. Milk and Honey - Jackson C. Frank
This and the first song I first heard from Vincent Gallo's
"Brown Bunny" film. It doesn't get must better than this.
04. Black Flowers - Yo La Tengo
I orginally had "Feel Like Going Home" but it slowed/
depressed precendings down too much. This also capture
the mood i was going for. both songs for their last and ill
say it, their best album to date "I Am Not Afraid Of You
And I Will Beat Your Ass"
05. C4 - Si Schroeder
Seen him at electric picnic 07, he blow the house
down, Great stuff.
06. Back In Time - Au Revoir Simone
You should know the story about these ladies by know. I
think it's safe to say, Classic song from a classic album.
07. The Ice Storm - The Go! Team
A great intrumental from their Austrailan tour Ep.
08. Snowball - Devo
Love this so much, it could even my favourite Devo song.
09. Warm Night - The Concretes
More Swedish greatness.
10. I'm into Something Good - Langley Schools Music Project
Sweet sweet cover of Herman's Hermits classic song by school
chorus. The recordings were made from 1976-77 by Canadian
music teacher Hans Fenger in a school gymnasium in Langley,
11. The Ballad Of Helenkeller & Rip Van Winkle - The Moldy
An other Classic song from a classic album.
12. By Your Side - Coco Rosie
The video says everything.
13. Starbust - Frank Sinatra
"The melody haunts my reverie..."
14. Christmas Time Is Here - Vince Guaraldi Trio
From "A Charlie Brown Christmas".
15. Im On Nights - Richard Hawley
The first song I ever heard of Mr. Hawley and still probably my
favourite song of his. Oh hear that moterbike engine furrrr.
16. (Looking For) The Heart Of Saturday Night - Tom Waits
I have more Tom Waits records than i really should have, but
when he gets it right, boy can he really gets it right.
17. 90-Mile Water Wall - The National
The only song they didn't play at their recent gig that I hoped they
18. The Fox In The Snow - Belle & Sebastian
Yet again an other classic song from a classic album.
19. Rich Wife Full Of Happiness - Bonnie "Prince" Billy
"I woke up fat and almost unhappy
but the bigger the laugh the bigger the belly
and I bellow out and the whole bed it shakes
and you smile at my laugh as it rocks you awake."
20. Long Long Long - The Beatles
One of the best George songs on the White Album.
21. Point Of Disgust - Low
Don't know if this is an official video or not, but it's really
22. The Other Side Of Mt. Heart Attack - Liars
Total Time: 1:18:30
Its abit early for for Merry Christmas, but Merry Christmas
to you, consider it a gift from me to you. Applause and good
fortune to you and yours.
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Sunday 14 December 2008
Saturday 13 December 2008
As the first part of this series of posts suggests, I'm not to bothered about "albums of 2008" but more of albums and indeed bands that I have discovered in the last 12 months. Like Iron Curtain in the first post, they were releasing their super sounds from 82' till 88' and they only got the re-release treatment last year, but I only got my mits on them in september or so. Well in the same vien, here is another oldie but a newie fo me. I snatched Chrisma's "Japanese Restaurant LP" early this year, January or Feburary and is probably my favourite album I hear in 2008. The Italian duo where produced by no other than Vangelis (Blade Runner OST) and he as made Chrisma sound super fresh with famous folk like LCD Soundsystem and Eagles of Death Metal definitely "borrowing" grooves and ideas from different tracks from their 1977' opus " ("Thank You" and "Wonderlust" respectively).
Here is a couple of tracks from their wonderful record, the whole album is so good, from sleazey rock n rock to sinister love affair laments with equal parts spanish guitar and analogue oscilations that 'Berlin' Bowie would be proud of. Also a meddle of tv clips of chrisma singles spanning from 76' to 80' too for your viewing pleasure.
Chrisma -Black Silk Stocking.mp3
Chrisma - Lola.mp3
Chrisma - Wanderlust.mp3
Chrisma - Lycee.mp3
Oh I just learnt if you Right click and click "Open Link In New Tab" so you dont have to go back and reopen this page every time you want to download an other song from my here, rightous.
Friday 12 December 2008
Wonderful U.S. minimal electro from 82 till 88'. For all those how didnt take notes, I put the stalking soundtrack masterpiece "Terror Story" on the "Hollowing Mixtape", which is only a taster from their dark cannon. The band only release a couple of super sweet eps which now have been collected together in one tastey collection by Pylon Records. Here is a couple of tracks that are still more cutting than any pop tracks of the nowaday.
Iron Curtain - Tarantula Scream.mp3
Iron Curtain - Love Can Never Die.mp3
Iron Curtain - Like a Family.mp3
Get it before it gets you.
Tuesday 9 December 2008
A live sound track piece by two of my favourite hynotic kings ARP and White Rainbow, not sure who Lichens is, but he is in good company anyways. Here's the story behind the piece.
On October 2, 2008 at 303 Gallery in Chelsea, Doug Aitken invited Arp, Lichens, and White Rainbow to perform live musical improvisations to his film installation "MIGRATION", replacing the film’s original soundtrack. The 24-minute film was played successively three times. Here, Lichens is highlighted from 0:00 to 4:22, ARP from 4:23 to 7:00, White Rainbow from there to the end.
Thursday 4 December 2008
Fuzzing up my pop timbers, here is some wonderful tunes for uk pop noise band/one dude, A Grave With No Name.
"And We Parted Ways At Mt Jade" is beautiful hazy Galaxie 500-eque groove that makes me feel the same way when I listen to Liars - Pure Unevil. Like a kid just getting out of school for summer holidays, freewheelin' all the way to beach. While "Open Water" sounds like running/ falling down sand dunes in slow motion.
And We Parted Ways At Mt Jade.mp3
Also go here for a Virtual 7" of theirs, and in case you missed the series of Virtual 7" I put together with so far all Irish artists go here.
Saturday 29 November 2008
Friday 28 November 2008
Saturday 22 November 2008
A collection of arpeggiating night drive grooves.
01 Mort Garson And The Blobs - Son of Blob
The first song I ever heard on The Freak Zone on a very early wednesday morn tripping with Paul. A wonderful introduction to the only radioshow I listen to every week.
02 George Watts - Electric Man
More weirdo classic electro, this one from 81'. Thanks to No.1 in Belgium for this.
03 Thieves Like Us - Fass
B-side to "Drugs In My Body".
04 Truffle Club - Gone Blue
The Arpeggiating sweetness continues this time from this year and from a scot. The eathreal vocals flow over the bouncing keys locking you into its hypnotic waves.
05 Greg Vandike - Clone
Synth-pop gem from 79' with pretty much the same pulsating synth that 'Gone Blue' has. Miles better than any thing Numan ever did.
06 Andrew Weatherall - Feathers
One of the "Two Lone Swordsman" rocks it out on his first release under his own name.
07 Joachim Witt - Ich Bin Der Deutsche Neger
Witt plays it funky on this one, taken from his second album "Edelweiss" from 82'. He's the best thing to come out of the german new wave scene that i've heard anyways. Rad album, righteous track.
09 Tom Tom Club - Lorelei
My favourite Tom Tom Club song, this is trance music.
10 Jah Division - Heart And Soul (Dub)
The groove gets dubbed up now with kid millions side project Jah Division. The best dub joy divsion band ever.
11 Holy Fuck - Lovely Allen (No Age Remix)
The mood gets even murkier with this wonderfull remix from No Age. Maybe I should check them out.
12 The B-52's - Dirty Back Road
13 David Holmes - I Heard Wonders
Holmes is krautrocking it out with this one, the first track of his latest album.
14 M83 - Kim & Jessie
Yeah, yeah is sounds alot like that Nick Kershaw song but 80s pop has its charms.
15 Laura Branigan - Self Control
Wonderful night time cycling tune and the video is sweet and dark to.
16 Decadance - On And On (Dub)
One of my favouite songs ever and a big thanks to 20 j.f.g. for the heads up.
17 Sissy - Queen Of Discoteque 1984
More Italian disco wonderfulness, thanks to blow up doll for this one.
18 Cody ChesnuTT - With Me in Mind (feat. Sonja Marie)
If the bloods not up yet, it will be after this sexed up ditty.
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Friday 21 November 2008
Tuesday 11 November 2008
Sweden's ethereal pianist David Wenngrenis plays in Smithfields Wonderful Cobblestone on wednesday 12th. To celebrate here is one track from the gorgeous "Fragment" EP and one from his new album, "A Summer Beneath The Trees".
The Library Tapes - Fragment II.mp3
The Library Tapes - Above The Flood.mp3
Supported from Kill Krinkle Club and Children Under Hoof.
Here's a video for Above The Flood
Monday 3 November 2008
Friday 31 October 2008
Photo: Diane Arbus
A haunted collection of treat fun street grooves and trick doom shake disco hell.
01. All Cats Are Grey - The Cure
02 I'm Falling - Comsat Angels
"The band that Joy Division should have been." - Mark Kermode.
03 No Tobira - Mariah
My new favourite song, thank you to DJ Twitch for the heads up.
04 Falcon Soup - Sarsparilla
Take from his excellent album "Day Rider", available for free from Alphabet Set Records.
05 L'Éléphant - Tom Tom Club
05 Yo Son (Prince Language Edit) - Ahmed Fakroun
Heres a video of the orginal Version.
06 She's The Star (Pocketknife Continual Cornfield Remix) - Arthur Russell
07 Trust No Women - Graf + Zyx
The start of the trick section.
08 The Devil's Trident - Telepathe
Missed their last show because I was playing a gig. Their debut LP is in my top 5 albums of the year so far, cant wait to pick it up on vinyl.
09 Friday Nights - Diamond Vampires
Super sweet Moroderesque arpeggiator.
10 Actos de maldad - Vam Cyborg
11 Digitalis - Zombi
12 Terror Story - Iron Curtain
A dark an frighting tale from american duo, Iron Curtain. They are still the best minimal synch outfit to come from North America Ive heard.
13 Night Running - B/Film
Dark surf from British band B/Film who only release the one 7".
14 Denn ich bin so einsam - Joachim Witt
My Joachim Witt obsession isn't running out of stream yet.
15 Waltzing Me All the Way Home - Odetta/The 6ths
And to end a sweet sweet ditty from Stephen Merritt's The 6ths with whats sounds like the accordion singer from The Tiger Lilies but turns out it's Odetta.
Download "Hallowing" Mixtape
Have a good Halloween.
Thursday 23 October 2008
Wednesday 22 October 2008
Thursday 16 October 2008
Heres a 11 track compilation given away with the new Analogue Magazine. "Underground" maybe not since the majority of side a is bright bubbly pop. It does contain some wonderful new Irish music and this cd/vinyl is shining a light on a lot of bands/Artist that are unknown even in their hometowns, so maybe it is underground. Dont be put of by the first track, Supernova Scotia and Gran Casino are super and Pascal's Country Sounds regulars Patrick Kelleher and Hunter-Gatherer beef it up.
The High Life - Ugly Megan
Ballet Shoes - Grand Pocket Orchestra
Capogg - Supernova Scotia
The Last Bottle in the World - Dublin Duck Dispensary
Outskirts - So Cow
Glock Rock - Gran Casino
To Where is Alright - Nouveau Noise
Coat to Wear - Patrick Kelleher
Radio - Katie Kim
Breaking The Waves - Children Under Hoof
Left For Dead - Hunter-Gatherer
Typers & Trains - Colours Move
Download Peek! An earful of Irish Underground.
Download the new issue of Analogue Magazine.
And to celebrate Analogue Magazines's 1st birthday/Issue Launch, Tonight at Twisted Pepper on Abbey Street, "Spilly Walker" (David Kitt sweet electronic side project with his younger bother), "Patrick Kelleher and the Come Back Johnnys" and "Villagers" followed by Analogue DJs (they better be spinning the black circles)
€8 in or €5 with a student card. Doors are at 9.
Tuesday 14 October 2008
Saturday 11 October 2008
Tuesday 7 October 2008
Sunday 5 October 2008
Thursday 2 October 2008
Fri 3rd Oct / LOVVERS / BATS / WEIL RATS - Boom Boom Room, Dublin - €10 in
Lovvers - Human Hair.mp3
or Gentle Veincut/ Sylvan - The Lower Deck - €10, free mp3 compilation with entry.
4th Oct / David Kitt / Patrick kelleher and the Beauty School Dropouts - Greystones Theatre - €16 in
David Kitt - Into The Breeze.mp3
Patrick Kelleher - He Has To Sleep Some Virtual 7"
Wednesday 1 October 2008
Photos taken in Rosin Dubh through toy kaleidoscope.
I ended up getting a 4 hour bus to galway to see Ponytail in the hope that people still dance there and since every gig I've been to in Andrews Lane Theatre have been lame ducks. Alas the skinny jeans have spread west, restricting all movement in the roddy-faced crowd. Ponytail were as expected, skittle high great.
Ponytail - Celebrate the Body Electric (It Came From an Angel).MP3
Friday 26 September 2008
Something for the weekend, here's a ridiculously wonderful mix from Satin Mask. He posted this way back in April, but only listened to it today.
Fuck a duck it's brill, here's the track listing.
- Ivor Cutler "Go on, Jump!"
- Vam Cyborg "Radioactividad"
- A Guy Called Gerald "Rhythm of Life"
- Theo Parrish "Reaction to plastic"
- DJ Screw "Tell Me Something Good"
- Mayhem "Silvester Anfang"
- DJ Pica Pica Pica "Beats From... Banaspati"
- Dick Mills "P.I.G.S."
- Aphex Twin/Hot Butter "Popcorn"
- Crass "Do They Owe Us A Living?"
- J G Ballard "Low flying Aircraft (excerpt #1)"
- Pink Project "Hyper Gamma Space"
- J G Ballard "Low flying Aircraft (excerpt #2)"
- Deuter "Aum"
- Claude Schryer "Les Oiseaux de Bullion"
- Archimedes Badkar "Tva Varldar"
- Einsturzende Neubauten "NNNAMMM"
- Norma Jean "Sorcerer"
- Double "Woman of the world"
- DAF "Alles ist gut"
- Clara Moonshine "Caesar in Camerun"
- Amral's Trinidad Cavaliers "90 Percent of Me Is You"
- Claude Schryer "Les Oiseaux de Bullion"
- 8Bit Mayhem "War"
- The Android Sisters "Robots are coming"
- Yuzo Koshiro "Never Return Alive"
- Robert Calvert "Ground Control To Pilot"
- Stanley Clarke and George Duke "Never judge a cover by it's book"
- Future World Orchestra "Captain Coke"
- Baby's Gang "Happy Song"
- City Center "Profondo Rosso"
- Galactic Locksmith "Like A Duck To Kinky Water"
- Mike Oldfield "Incantations"
Do yourself a favour and get it. Heres the LINK.
Thursday 25 September 2008
Like all their vids, this one for Desire is a cut up of an 80's classic film. In this case it's Jean-Jacques Beineix's Diva.
The song which I can't get out of my wee head, is from their new album which is out Nov 07/08 and by all a counts, should be rightous. But in the mean time here's a hearthy song from their last EP and a sweet 7 minuter for good measure .
Thieves Like Us - Your Heart Feels.mp3.
Thieves Like Us - An Easy Tonight.mp3
Also there is a link to another Thieves Like Us Video , the song named after and vid clip is of another Jean-Jacques Beineix film, this time Moon In The Gutter.
Wednesday 24 September 2008
Bats - These Ones Lay Eggs from Gerard Duffy on Vimeo.
Constructed Solely From Photographs.
Shot during several shows at "The Lower Deck", Dublin, Ireland.
Bats - These Ones Lay Eggs taken from their "Cruel Sea Scientist EP".
To view more photos I've taken go HERE
Monday 22 September 2008
Sunday 21 September 2008
Thursday 18 September 2008
7 songs recorded for a tour of Australia in 2004, now made available for free by the man himself, which is nice.
Download Seven New Songs of Mount Eerie (2004)
I also put up a wonderful 7" that Mount Eerie put out in 2005 called "Twenty Bees".
Sunday 14 September 2008
An oldie but a goodie.
01 Baby Blue - The Warlocks
Named after the origInal name of The Grateful Dead.
I seen them back in 2001, thought the 2 drummer thing
was lame. A year later I picked up their record in the
discount bin, glad I did.
02 London - Noonday Underground
03 Being Followed - Rocket Science
04 Thinking of a Dream I Had - The Walkmen
To me The Walkmen sound like what Phython Lee
Jackson would sound like if they were from 2004.
05 Heartbeat - The Knife
06 Running Up The Hill - Kate Bush
07 Powered Wig Machine - Desert Sessions
Taken from 9/10 with Polly Jean on joint vocal chores.
08 Take Off Your Cool - Outcast (Feat. Norah Jones)
Get your on on.
09 Get Into The Groovey - Ciccone Youth
Sweet sweet cover from Sonic Youth's evil twin.
10 Sex Is Violent - Jane's Addiction and Diamanda Galas
Taken from the outstanding Natural Born Killers Soundtrack.
11 Dance Of The Underground - Radio4
12 Out Of The Races And Onto The Tracks - The Rapture
First song I got of them and probably still the best song for them,
didnt even bother with the album after Echos.
13 What We All Want (Live)- Gang Of Four
14 Eisbar - Grauzone
So good I made a t shirt of the cover of the single.
15 Pas A Pas, Step Until - Fly Pan AM
Taken from their third studio album N'écoutez pas. I had the
plessure of seen this Québécois band before the split up.
It a one rouckous riot.
16 Theres Always Room On The Broom - Liars
17 Triumph Of A Heart - Bjork
19 Peach, Plum, Pear - Joanna Newsom
20 The Dead Only Quickly - The 6ths
Taken from the wonderful project from Steven Merrits, where he gets different singers to sing each song, this the one minute highlight from the record is from Enniskellins own
Download It Here.
Wednesday 10 September 2008
It's hard to keep your feet on the ground listening to his hazy helium, late summer love guitar groove, taken from Ducktails "Ducktails II" LP. He has just put out a new 7" which contains my new favouite song of his, "Point Pleasant Beach", both are available to buy through Ducktails Myspace.
Ducktails - Backyard MP3
MP3 Hugger has put out a second Indiecater compilation, check it out here.