Tuesday, October 31, 2006

clark is currently doing much damage with his most recent release for Warp, 'Body Riddle'... Check here for the pre-release goodness he offered. Also below is my favourite song from his 'Throttle Furniture' e.p

Frau Wav (Brief Fling)

A track that works backwards, hitting hard then winding down.
Good stuff.

He's performing at London Luminaire, 7th December.... Get your
tickets here.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Steeple Remove

I'm really excited about this band, the two songs I've heard have been a blast of fresh electric air. Like their fellow countryman M83, they effortlessly fuse waves of ocean crisp effects with full on fucking freakouts. Knowing that they describe themeslves as 'psychadelic ambient rock' is a good start... listening to the songs is even better...
Radio Silence
Love Machine

Their album 'Radio Silence' is out now on 3rd side records.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

You might like to know that Gruff Rhys of The Super Furry animals has put two songs from his new album 'Candylion' on his myspace. It's sounding bloody good too.

Monday, October 23, 2006

All apologies.. no posts in ages, I've been drinking too much and got back from Miami yesterday. Already I can feel a cold coming, so this'll be brief...

Mr. Loco - Real Religious Man
The theme tune from Nacho Libre, It's managed to put a huge smile on my face today.

I'll be back soon.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Before I go out and do myself a mischief, I'll leave you with this.. 'God's bathroom Floor'. Quite possibly my favourite ever Atmosphere song. Released as a bonus on the 'Overcast'e.p, this four-track ode to that Sunday 05:00am feeling is a bruised junkie lament that pulls at your drug end with carefully crafted vocals and the most bittersweet of lyrics.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Head like a Kite
- Tell Mommy you want a sip of her Beer

A one man band of Super 8 inspiration. David Einmo sampled his parents home movies from the 70's and melded them with guitars, melotrons, analogue effects and other general goodness.
Taken from 'Random portraits of the Home movie', this song is at once a bright summer walk and spooky ghost train ride home.
His website is a pleasure too.. you can watch some of the footage that inspired the album.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Alias & Tarsier - Ligaya (odd nosdam remix)
Cigarette (version 2)

To be honest I'm not too keen on the Brookland/Oaklyn album but I'm a sucker for an Odd Nosdam remix. These two songs are swiped from the pre-order bonus 7" and should make you smile like a drunken sailor on shore leave.

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone
- when you were mine

A typically lo-fi cover of the prince song. There's something about the unpolished nature of the cftpa sound that really makes it shine, often evoking the spirit of Magnetic Fields. If you're keen have a slice of 'missoula' from the so cool it hurts 'sneakmove: minicomp'. Also featured are Baby Dayliner, whose 'Snort your drugs' is one of many highlights of the insanely good collection.

This looks interesting.. 'Write off the World', a London exhibtion of Artwork by Sarah Coleman inspired by the lyrics of
Sage Francis. She writes 'The impact of Sage's words on my listening and way of thinking can't be expresssed in a couple of lines on a web page. So here we go anyway. I adore good examples of muscular (ab)use of the English language, and Sage's work is heavily pregnant with them. I thought I knew what a clever metaphor could do till I listened to a little-known rapper's first album a few years back. I knew the exquisite pain of a neck-snapping hip hop tune (play the opening bars of 'Mama Said Knock You Out' to yourself at this point) but always preferred to listen past the words. A lot deserve listening past anyway (DON'T play opening bars of anything by 50 c*nt to yourself at this point, for God's sake) but this wordsmithery was arresting, involved, and so ... naked.'

Check the link for more details and email for an invite to the private viewing, if you're lucky you'll be treated to a spoken word performance from Mr. Francis.

If you're wondering what all the fuss is about, have a listen to 'Narcissist' from 'Still sick.. of waging war' Dope lyrics from the start to the end.
He's also just leaked 'Ode to 2005' from his forthcoming album 'Human the Death Dance' due out next Spring. Check the Strange Famous site for loads more mp3's and albums to buy. Have a listen to Joey Beats whilst you're there.