I've been on a bit of a noise binge over the last few days, so this Digitonal remix of On/Off's 'One Day' has been something of a treat. All the bloops are in the right places and it rolls with the most beautiful of synth sounds and vocoder niceness.
(On/Off is an alias of the fabulous Posthuman.. you can buy his music from Bleep. Visit his home, Seed records too)
One Day (Digitonal remix)
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Mas Y Mas specialise in NOISY *fuzzzy* guitars, chopped up with lo-fi fuckness and obtuse attitude. They describe themselves as 'total douchebags' and name their influences as 'other douchebags'. The song below is super fun and their Myspace has some more. If you fancy it, their new e.p 'Latin Outreach' out now on Shut up! I love You Records
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This is the strangest mix I've heard in a while, don't expect an easy listen. It's NOISY and quite often unsettling. Packed full of doom mongers and clicky electrics, to be honest I only recognize abut half the artists, but that's always a good sign.
Heart Attack Mix by Konx-om-Pax
1. The Four Plugs - Biking Girl
2. Shellac - Prayer to God
3. Hecker - y-gwaot phase inv2
4. Earth - Divine And Bright
5. BBBlood - Chick Sick
6. Park Attack - If Music is the Food of Love, I Think I Just Threw Up
7. John Cage - Duo for Two Pianos
8. Tiger Piss - Pleasurecrowd
9. Shitdisco - Reactor Party (Konx-om-Pax Really Fucked Up Remix)
10. Ryoji Ikeda - Data.Syntax
11. Rupert Murder - Cockadoodledoo Fuckin Stupid Remix
12. Merzbow - Rice 2
13. Satanstornade - Unlock The Mysteries Of The Sun
14. Bernard Parmegiani - Etude Elastique
15. Autechre & The Hafler Trio - h3ae
16. White Noise - Movement 3
17. Earth - Rule The Divine (Mysteria Caelestis Mugivi) (Remixed By Sunn O))))
18. The Mono - Bahnhof
19. Agent Orange - Your Mother Sucks Cocks in Hell
20. Heart Attack - Shotgun
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Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Congratulations are due to Jonny Greenwood.
Radiohead's supreme guitar spastic is enjoying great success branching out into the more refined world of Port and Smoking Jackets.
For just over the past two years he's been the BBC Concert Orchestra's Composer in Residence and last week his composition 'Popcorn Superhet Reciever' was voted The Orchestral Commission of the year by Listeners of BBC Radio 3. (Full story here)
I've only had the chance to listen once (in a room with people watching Hollyoaks) and the impression I got was that this work requires a dark space, headphones and possibly some spliffage. Inspired by White Noise and trips in the car taken as a kid, when he would zone out to the sound of the engine.. Get ready for a journey...
Popcorn Superhet Reciever
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There's some awesome music lurking on their site and it's all *free*
Sampler n°1 is a good place to start. 15 tracks of assorted electronics and oddness. Some of it is hit and miss, but there's surely something there for everyone.
Jumping out at me are The Collapsible Mammals. Cracking 7 track e.p.
Get a taste with...
Language Funeral Procession
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Saturday, November 25, 2006
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Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Thom Yorke's 'The Eraser' is one of my favourite albums of this year and anything else that emerges from those sessions is gonna be good.
'Iluvya' (one of two B-sides for Analyse) doesn't dissapoint. Buy the single 12" single here.
I'm also loving the solcofn remix of Radiohead's We suck young blood, which I found at The Music Slut
We suck young blood (solcofn remix)
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Monday, November 06, 2006
As you can probably guess from previous posts, I'm a huge fan of Anticon and these two songs show very different sides to what they do. 'We ain't fessin' (double quotes) is an epic reworking of an older song. Pretty much all of Anticon turn up to rap, sing and produce. There's so much going on and so many twists, that it's difficult to take it all in on the first few listens.
'More from June' is a Deep Puddle Dynamics song that never made their album, although that's in no way an indication of it's quality. John Herndon (Tortoise) co-produces and the drums clatter and stutter in perfect synergy with absolutely manic rapping. Eyedea's guest spot will knock your socks off.
We ain't fessin' (double quotes)
More from June
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Sunday, November 05, 2006
Aphex Twin, a man of many names.. biff baff, kite chuff,
Cliff Richard's remorse bag.*
I for one am happy about his many pyseudonyms, there's nothing better than saying
'Yes, but have you heard his analogue guise surprise mega mix? Limited to just 50 pieces of sandpaper, sold in selected B & Q stores in the late '70's.'
'The late 70's?'
'Of course! he's so great, he's built a fucking time machine! And you call yourself a fan? Go and lick some windows ya weakling child. Look mate, if you haven't got the Caustic Window compilation album go and buy it now.'
*may not be true
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 11:12 AM
the ballad of the broken birdie records (ruxpin remix I)
'Yesterday was dramatic, today is OK' is probably my favourite of Icelands premier sexy-twin-glitch-melodica-folk band (I think I just invented another micro-genre) and it's remix album is beautiful too. This interpretation sounds like a 1000 kid in need of Ritalin. Chomp it up.
They were recently recording in a friends studio and he says they were the quietest band they've ever had there.
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Who's to Blame
Sample based music never had so much soul, taken from the album 'Compassion' these tear hearts apart. Check here for untold amount of unreleased music and live action.
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Friday, November 03, 2006
Oh my Christ. How is it Friday already? Almost time to spazz your womps on another lost weekend.. These songs are some of what got me this far...
First off, A song from the 'Oscar Brown' e.p by Baxter Dury, son of Ian, beyond heartbreaking, perfect for a walk home from a disastrous day.
Next up, loveliness from The Kills that is so different from their usual style. It's beautiful and stuff, y'know.
Gypsy death & you
Finally, two songs from The Hidden Cameras first e.p.
We Oh We
Good weekend to you all.
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Thursday, November 02, 2006
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Live at BBC Electric Proms
Glastonbury 2000... off my box on shrooms, taking shelter at The Glades... Squarepusher was on stage screaming 'COME ON YOU FUCKING BUNCH OF CUNTS!!!' I ran away and watched TV in the fireplace instead.
Judging by his set for BBC Electric Proms he seems to have calmed down a bit, but the music here is no less fierce. Forty minutes of Beats and Bass Wanking©. If you haven't already bought it, you can listen to his new album 'Hello Everything' (and the digital singles that preceded it) on his website. There's also a very wordy interview here, though it's a shame no-one asked about his sudden passion for red shirts.
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