so how was it?
briefly for me...
served five hours late though.
a mad acquaintance attempted throwing himself out a 50ft window.
then some party games.
met a lovely lady
went back to hers..
blackouted a bit
then waking up sooo wrong with sex noise fleshing out from the corner.
staggered home and now listening to loud(ish) music.
all in all a bit fragile...
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
No Christmas for John Quays
Come on get a bit of fucking guts into it
Well the powders reach you
And the powders teach you
But when you find they can't reach you
There is no Christmas for junky
He thinks he is
Than the world
Ah but five fags
Puts him in a whirl
I'll have a packet of three-five fives
You fucking [full of money] or something for Christ's sake?
I'll have a packet of three-five fives
I'll have 20 of those over there
I'll have 20 No.6 for a headache
And I've had enough right there, stop
(Why is this)
Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah
He spits in the sky
It falls in his eye
And then he gets to sitting
Talking to his kitten
Talking about Frankie Lymon
Tell me why is it so?
Tell me why is it so?
Why did the sky break today?
Why did this happen today?
He gets out of his face with the Idle Race
He gets out of the room with this tune
Although the skins are thin
He knows its up to him
To go out or stay in
I'll stay in
I'll stay in
Have a break
Well the powders reach you
And the powders teach you
But when you find they can't reach you
There is no Christmas for junky
There is no girls
Just the traffic passing by
Bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye
Open the room, there's a cloud of smoke
Will you fucking get it together instead of showing off?
Give me one
Give me B
Give me three
Give me D
No Xmas for John Quays
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 10:48 AM
Friday, December 21, 2007
Too much rum so I'll be brief. Bracken, quite frankly, is the fucking shit.
I've shown much love here already, so simply... his remix album is sooooo dope.
A perfect example... Buddy Peace steps up to twist things around...
We Cut the Tapes and Scatter (Steinbeck Ultramagnetic remix by Buddy Peace)
Be quick! Only 300 handcrafted cd's of this exist...
The packaging is s i c k
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 5:03 PM
Thursday, December 20, 2007
It's been a hectic few days here, so now it's time to calm the fuck down...
Loscil makes soundtracks to 4.00am walks in light tunnels... finding yourself swept away by rising tides... all you can feel is your pulse...
His album 'Plume' is a masterclass of uplifting melancholy and post-death ambience....
He also has a free album to d/l here
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 12:32 PM
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Rekids were a most impressive label this year, releasing high quality smacked out house and twitchy techno that works both on headphones and dancefloors. Their compilation 'One' is highly recommended. To give you a taste is Radio Slave's epic remix of possibly my favourite dance song of 2007...
Discemi - Data Sapiens (Radio Slave Remix)
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 2:04 PM
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Thank you Mahjongg for making wonky songs that are heavy on percussion and dirty on synths. Your new album 'Kontpab' sounds like it's wearing really dark sunglasses on a pitch black night.
These two tracks are bloody lovely...
stream the album here
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 11:09 AM
Saturday, December 15, 2007
This year Odd Nosdam teamed up with Element to score an original soundtrack for one of their skateboarding videos. The music isn't simply a backdrop to the action, Odd Nosdam teamed up with the skaters and film editor to ensure a synergy between skate and sound.
The music itself is rich with texture, tones and drums to die for...
Here's six songs grabbed from the myspace...
One For Dallas
Shut This Down
The full soundtrack is actually 16 tracks and I don't think a commercial release is planned, so if anyone has it and can sort me out I'd be very grateful.
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 3:17 AM
Friday, December 14, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Remember all those cool squelchy sounds old computer games used to make?
Well wouldn't it be cool if some French geezer came along and made an album that sounds like a distressed amiga that's trying to play along with Apex Twin with short and stabby songs that bounce like an R'n'B singer...
It would yeah..
Then Gouseion is your man and the album is 'Puisne'
Next Generation Mobile Phone
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 10:32 AM
If like me you're itching for Why?'s new album 'Alopecia' than The Terrordactyls may be the peoples to tide you over. The similarities are obvious, slightly geeky but endearing vocals. Unusually surreal, absurd and often beautiful lyrics. Oh and the kazoo features a bit too.
It's a comparison I don't make lightly and the songs here are strong enough to hold the weight of it...
I've listened to their s/t 2nd album four times today and it's put a huge smile on my face...
I Want to Cry
Devices (ft. Kimya Dawson)
You like those? You can d/l both their albums here
They also have a Christmas present for you too...
Landscapes and Heartaches
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 9:26 AM
Thursday, December 06, 2007
A Dubstep treat for you... A Japanese only mix by DJ 100mado
01.DJ100mado / heavy weight steppers (Dub)
02.DJ100mado / jony’s smoking (Dub)
03.DJ100mado / frean chop (Dub)
04.Goth-Trad / swamp (SKUD)
05.ENA / cx (Dub)
06.DJ100mado / gangsta stone100 (Dub)
07.Goth-Trad / flags (DEEP MEDi MUSIK)
08.DOKKEBI Q / GOBBLEDYGOOR (3Q REQ)
09.DJ100mado / side life 44mix (Dub)
10.DJ100mado / pat dub (Dub)
11.Goth-Trad / cut end (DEEP MEDi MUSIK)
12.ENA / Ada-Uchi (Iai Recordings)
13.RUMI(Produced by SKYFISH) / heso-CHA (POPGROUP Recordings)
14.KEKKE / Is-War (Dub)
15.ENA / Country Dub (Dub)
16.Goth-Trad / Alone Warrior (Dub)
17.SKE / unknown (Dub)
18.DOKKEBI Q / BLACK VOMIT (3Q REQ)
19.CYCHEOUTS GHOST / physalis (ROMZ record)
20.DJ100mado / guy fawkes day (Dub)
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 10:25 AM
Morning Recordings make woozy music that's perfect for washed out evenings after days of head abuse... Like a more tuned in Spacemen 3, these are tunes that fuzz out at your ears and experiment with low-key lushness...
We Loved The City Years
The Welcome Kinetic
Morning Recordings 'The Welcome Kinetic' is out now on Loose Thread and the good people there have offered up a whole bunch of niceness for you to win:
'Their two albums 'Music for places' and 'The Welcome Kinetic' on CD plus promo posters and in addition an exclusive CD copy of their online-only 'Lets Love' e.p
The first person to recommend a band/artist that I'll love will win the goodies...
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 9:33 AM
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Much to my shame I've still not heard Thee More Shallows most recent album 'Book of Bad Breaks' but I'm reliably informed that it is an amazing bit of alt-lo-fi-geek-rock.
Anyways I found an Odd Nosdam remix of one of their earlier songs the other day and it's a goodie...
Freshman Thesis (Odd Nosdam Remix)
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 10:49 AM
It seems that The Dodos new album 'Visitor' for Frenchkiss Records will be one to watch out for in 2008. The preceding single 'Fools' opens with hypnotic Liars style drumming then beautifully assured vocals kick in that ride the music with ease. It's all so sublimely simple but it worms its way into your brain immediately. The closest comparison I can make is The Hidden Cameras and that's definitely high praise.
Check the video...
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 9:02 AM
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Last Sunday I was supposed to be getting on a plane in order to see Why? and Themselves play in Oakland, but because of wrongness I never made it on and ended up back in Brighton feeling fucking shit.
On the journey home I listened to Dntel's remix of 'By Torpedo or Crohn's' on repeat until the right earphone on my really nice earphones fucked up. Grrr. Can someone send me some new ones please?
These two songs are taken from the Anticon/Tomlab 12"s of 'The Hollows'
Both bits of vinyl are worth seeking out... limited to just 1,000 a piece and as well as these remixes feature Why? covers by Xiu Xiu, Half Handed Cloud, Dump (James McNew of Yo La Tengo) and Islands
By Torpedo or Crohn's (Dntel remix)
stream the Boards of Canada remix of good friday...
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 3:13 AM
Friday, November 30, 2007
Bomarr (formerly Bomarr Monk) is a fucking legend and a splendid chap too.
Whether he's producing with Restiform Bodies or going solo, he always comes correct with d.i.y niceness...
So it's especially nice that he's offering up a 15 track compilation of various lost tracks/remix work...
it's called 'Scraps'
Grab it here
The Of Montreal remix is pretty,pretty good.
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 6:10 PM
A few words from the awesome Controller 7:
'It's been out of print for awhile now and I don't think I will repress it, so here goes. The mp3s are @ 192 and it's a zipped folder of each track (not one long mp3).
I put a lot of work into this one.'
2. Kool G. Rap - "Play It Kool"
3. Showbiz and AG - "A Giant In The Mental"
4. Volume 10 - "Styles On Deck"
6. Steady B - "Nothin' But The Bass"
7. Spyder D - "Placin' The Beat"
8. "All the Ladies..."
9. Sparky D - "Throwdown"
10. Nas - "It Ain't Hard To Tell" (remix)
11. MC Serch - "Back To The Grill"
12. Charizma and Peanut Butter Wolf - "That's Word"
13. De La Soul - "Freedom Of Speak"
14. Del That Funky Homosapien - "Burnt"
15. Masta Ace - "Born To Roll"
16. "Hot Damn"
17. The Beatnuts - "Reign Of The Tec"
18. Common Sense - "Soul By The Pound"
19. "Dancin' 'Til it Hirts"
20. Casual - "It's A Me Thang"
21. Stezo - "Bring The Horns"
22. Just-Ice - "Going Way Back"
23. Pete Rock & CL Smooth - "Straighten It Out"
24. De La Soul - "Oodles of O's"
25. "1, 2, 3..."
26. MC Lyte - "I Am The Lyte"
27. B.D.P. - "Gimme, DAT, (Woy)"
28. Kool G. Rap - "On The Run" (remix)
29. Snoop Dogg - "Serial Killa"
30. Cypress Hill - "Hand On The Pump"
31. Black Sheep - "Have U.N.E. Pull"
98 records, a video, and my fingers (snapping on track 31).
bonus megamix on track 32
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 4:11 PM
Thursday, September 20, 2007
It's arrived 11 years too late, but yesterday I finally got to hear Blak
Twang's first album.
The reason it had never reached my ears upto now was because the lp by this legendary UK mc was never released... Promo's were sent out, five star reviews were given but the the label
(Sound of Money) went tits up.
For all this time the only hints I had were two classic singles 'Real
Estate' and 'Dettwork Southeast' and a handfull of white lables that I've
I'm pleased as punch to say that it was worth the wait.
Grab the singles or dive straight in...
Dettwork Southeast (single)
Dettwork Southeast (full album)
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 4:17 PM
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Bracken (Chris Adams of Hood) released 'We know about the need' to little fanfare or widespread acclaim last year, which is a damn shame because it was a bit of a sleeper classic. Very electronic in it's production with songs that often battered speakers with bass or threatened to fall apart. All of this accompanied by vocals that were as complimentary to the music as you could hope for.
Whether you loved the album or have yet to hear it, the good folks at Anticon have got a treat for you: Bracken's Autumn Podcast.
The blurb on the site lead me to believe that this was just a half hour slice up of the album (and perhaps some other niceness) but no.... It's half an hour of brand new original music, taking on everything from his floaty electronics, to dubstep leanings and even a fucking awesome cover of Subtle's 'The Ends' (last track from For Hero:For Fool)
Grab the podcast here
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 8:17 AM
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Buck 65 strikes back soon with his new album 'Situation'
Released on Sage Francis' record label Strange Famous, it sees Buck take on a more straight up hip hop direction. A new song was posted up at Spinner...
Check the pre-order deals here.
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 2:55 PM
Saturday, August 04, 2007
To get it straight.
This album is fucking amazing.
Sole and the Skyrider Band are killing it.
If Constellation were to release a hip hop album, then it would sound like this. Sole is on point on as ever, the lyrics are most definitely top shelf.
Shit. I could blog this up 'till I'm blue in the face but strongbow and sun makes me lazy.
The Bones of my Pets
get to know them (though youtube) here
The album drops on 23rd October.
Check here for chances to see the live show.
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 6:34 AM
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Hip Hop shows are usually straight up wack. There I said it... Too many hype men and nowhere near enough hype.
That's why Themselves stand out from most... Check this song from their Peel Session.. They turn an already manic song into something unbelievable... How the fuck can Doseone be doing that crazy fast rappity stuff? Jel goes some on MPC and backs up with vocals.
If only half the rappers put half this much effort in to a live performance...
The Live Trap (Peel Session)
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 3:38 PM
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
It's been a while since I raved about Pepe Deluxé's new album 'Spare Time Machine' and I'm happy to say that months down the line it's still bothering the top of my listening pile.
A lot of very fine peeps share the enthusiasm, their new single 'Go for Blue' (released 27th August on Catskills) is all remixed up by Optimo, Lost Idol and Viva Voce.
'Go for Blue' is definitely a highlight from an already very bright album... check the Viva Voce remix.. they dim the lights down, strip it back and turn it dusky.. bloody good it is too..
Go for Blue (Viva Voce remix)
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 2:40 PM
Friday, July 27, 2007
Goth-Trad is a legend, or at least he should be, the Japanese master of Bass has been behind some of the most beautifully realised dubstep of recent times.
His 'Mad Raver's Dance Floor' album is just that. 50 odd non-stop minutes of full on bleepy goodness.
At times it could be the pilled up teenage son of 'Experience' era Prodigy and yet it segues effortlessly in and out of the dubstep goodness he's mastered.
Two tracks from the album...
Back to Chill
Loop Of The Trip
You can get buy his 'Back to Chill' e.p and 'Cut Ends/Flags' 12" here.
The album *still* has no UK distribution. Boo! Sort it out peoples.
The B-Line that kicks in around the 03:53 mark on 'Back to Chill' should be illegal.
Dope. As. Fuck.
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 2:59 PM
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
The Octopus Project.
Another band that make experimentation seem easy and leave you second guessing, mouth agape at their next move. Fuzzed up funk, staccato samples, detached vocals...
'this is for your walkman when you ride the city bus'
And that's only one song.
They have a new album due out in October on Peek-a-Boo Records and this is taken from it...
I Saw The Bright Shinies
Also enjoy two outstanding songs from their 2004 'Foam Party' e.p...
Visit their awesome site for more mp3s and buying opportunities, including a collaborative album with Black Moth Super Rainbow.
Very good stuff.
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 3:44 PM
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
A song for train journeys surrounded by Daily Mail readers, the Philip Glass reworking of Aphex Twin's 'Icct Hedral' is an eight minute escape from the noisy world around around you.
It's your free ticket to The Last Night of the (pilled up) Proms...
You could be born, fall in love and die a happy specimen in the space of this song.
As fresh as ever from the Donkey Rhubarb e.p, it is indeed a beauty.
'Pancake Lizard' on the other hand always confuses me when it pops onto the ipod.
It's Aphex turned straight up instro-hip-ho yo! Not that I'm complaining! Now turn yourselves inside out with the contrast...
Icct Hedral [Philip Glass Orchestration]
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 5:09 PM
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
When your schizophrenic best friend elopes with nothing more than a bag of knives and and a battered old walkman, you can guarantee it'll be Health that they'll be listening to.
Probably not through headphones though, this is music that bypasses the ear and taps straight into the brain. They've got a split 7" with Crystal Castles forthcoming on Lovepump United and this is one of the tracks...
also a bonus for you...
Triceratops (cfcf remix)
Now can I have my knives back please?
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 3:47 PM
Monday, July 09, 2007
I was dangerously obsessed with Wu-Tang Clan.
Now that i think about it, they were pretty avant-garde way back then... at a time when every other rapper was just another gangsta or intent on 'keeping it real', they came out with the whole martial arts mythology.. very different style of production and references in the lyrics...
i like how on 'only built 4 cuban linx' Raekwon took them above 'gangsta' and turned 'gangster' instead
They were in London last week and I'm gutted to have missed the show, though their Brixton Academy gig in '97 was the worst I've ever seen..
So I'll pour my liquor out for these forgotten gems...
Wu-Gambino's (Hidden Chamber Remix)
Projects International Remix
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 4:58 PM
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
I fucking hate vocoders.
This album should piss me right me off.
Yet 'Dandelion Gum' the third album by Black Moth Super Rainbow has done nothing but set my ears adrift for the last few days. Listening to it is like sprouting a bunch of your favourite flowers in your brain.
All in all very bloody nice. Imagine Odd Nosdam on Prozac reworking Strawberry Fields (on an acid loop) forever. Next add vocoders *shiver* and shimmy on down to a summer beach.
I've done a horrible job of describing, so it's probably best to listen...
The Afternoon turns Pink
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 2:00 PM
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Another New York report... These Are Powers are pretty much the reason I ventured over and they didn't disappoint. The self proclaimed purveyors of Ghost Punk played with unhinged precision. As you might expect from a band that includes an ex Liars man in their numbers the sound is stripped right back to the brutal core.
Nearing the end of their set they let the crowd go wild and shake things up with all manner of percussive instruments. Never have ghosts felt so alive. It was a bit good.
Little sisters of Beijing
Cracks in the Lifeline
They have stuff to buy here. Highly recommended.
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 4:47 PM
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
SIDS were one of many highlights of my New York trip. Featuring members of the most excellent Deerhunter, they put on a show that had everyone smiling at their nihilistic rage. The showmanship is at no expense to the music though, so when the singer crashed to the floor bashing his head repeatedly on the cymbal I marvelled that he was keeping perfect time.
The songs sound like a wonked out and very angry Silver Apples. Sharp synth punk that electrifies your ears and pounds at your heart.
They have a 7" to buy on Rob's House Records. Find out how to order it here.
(kudos to the packaging, the best I've seen in ages and if you're scared of vinyl you get a cd bundled in too)
6Ft Tall Wind Up Doll
+/- (Swastika Heart)
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 8:21 AM
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
wo0t! I'm off to New York tomorrow to see These Are Powers and S.I.D.S play at Silent Barn.
Should be a bit good. It got me thinking of my first visit to New York way back in early 2002.
On my last day I wandered down to Ground Zero, there were posters everywhere that exclaimed 'Osama. Ya Mama!', smoke and dust was still billowing from the wreckage and this is the song that burst in at random on my walkman...
Aphex Twin - Come on You Slags!
Intense is not the word.
Stay safe people.
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 3:40 PM
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Two of the finest and most fucked up Radiohead songs were hidden away as Pyramid Song b-sides. If you haven't already heard them then you're in for a treat.
I especially love 'Trans-Atlantic Drawl', it's one of their most frenetic moments. Guitars spark and vocals fly until it erupts into aphex ambience. Lovely.
The Amazing Sounds of Orgy
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 5:53 PM
Monday, June 11, 2007
Recently over at The Peoples Republic of Soleone , Odd Nosdam posted up an acapella of 'Atheist Jihad', a song he produced for Sole's 'Live from Rome' album. A lot of very talented peeps got straight to work on producing remixes. The source material is pure gold, Sole (and Bleubird) spit out lines such as 'The Dalai Lama's got a gameboy, Christina Ricci got a big forehead, Iraq ain't looking so good, but the motherfucking club is crunk'. It's definitely a big ol' heavy hitter of a song.
Let Down's remix sounds like Odd Nosdam falling through a k-hole with Kevin Shields, the world reverberating beyond control but the noise just about saves them.
It's a lot like an average weekend then.
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 3:07 PM
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Spare Time Machine is a spot on name for the new Pepe Deluxé album. They skillfully turn out a record that sounds like it's been unearthed from a B-Movie psychedelic garage rock past.
The songs appear to have been crafted in an acid soaked dimension and are very enjoyably mental. Have a listen...
Ms. Wilhelmina and Her Hat
The Album is released on Catskills Records on 26th June.
From tomorrow Pepe Deluxé's 2nd album 'Beatitude' will be available as a free download on their website! Not a bad offer, I'll be hearing it for the first time.
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 2:31 PM
Monday, June 04, 2007
It's only Monday, but by Christ, it's fucking on. 'Zilla' is back as King Cannibal and has dropped a mix boiling over with rage, terror, bass and beats. You know how when you stick your earphones in with intent and you become the music as the street and surroundings melt away into insignificance... well this is 37minutes of pure 'FUCK YOU' to the world. A masterclass in misanthropic motivational music, yet it'd be equally at home in a club when you're ripped to the lids on pills, gurning wide eyed words of peace and fucking yeah to all around..
In short it's a schizophrenic listening experience.
you know what to do...
King Cannibal - Intro King Cannibal
Full Tracklisting Here
The mix is representing Gods of War, a new label that's going to be bursting speakers and taking no prisoners. Check their site for word on forthcoming very limited edition (and very collectible) Vinyl releases.
The 'Zilla' remix of The Chap's 'Premier at Last' (as featured here last august) finally gets a Vinyl release. It is astounding. Buy it.
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 4:30 PM
Thursday, May 31, 2007
When Roots Manuva rhymes 'Hotsteps got me treckin' from Peckham to Box Hill' it always smacks a huge smile on my face. Juggle Tings Proper from his '99 debut 'Brand New Second Hand' was and still is a tough tune. The el-p remix on the 12" turned the skanking groove of the original into a paranoid twitchy robotic shuffle.
Juggle Tings Proper (microchips, madness & hi tech war mix by el-p)
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 2:15 PM
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Go fucking mental. These two songs have boxed me up and shipped me out on many an occasion. Yep, the tragically unsigned Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster are masters of short-sharp-surf-horror-goth-shock-rock. In fact as I far as I know, they're the only peoples who occupy that particular genre. I heard some of their latest demos recently and was blown away. Give them another record deal because the world needs them back.
Morning Has Broken
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 5:13 PM
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Type Holy Fuck into google images... ok, you can expect some pr0n, that's a given, but Nintendo would be shocked at someones reworking of Mario. Anyway enough of that. Another band I'm I'm excited about... Holy Fuck hail from Toronto and make Kraut-Casio rock that sounds like Neu! at times and not at all at others.
Two songs from their recently released e.p (and yes, the second title is all too perfect)
They're going to take my thumbs
A song from their 2005 album..
Casio Bossa Nova
and to round it off some live tracks...
Safari (Live from The Verge- XM Radio)
Choppers (Live from The Verge- XM Radio)
Junglor (Live at Tulipe)
Chicago Radio Rap Band (Live from NWUR Radio)
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 4:55 PM
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
I've seen some of the best gigs at London's Union Chapel. The setting is perfect, though supping Strongbow whilst sitting on Pews feels a bit strange.
One of finest performances I saw there was from The Polyphonic Spree, shortly before/after (not sure which) 'The beginning stages of...' was released. It was with their full line up and I remember being shocked when some guy I'd shared a cheeky spliff with in the courtyard turned up on stage. The setting certainly helped it to be one of the most rapturous gigs I've ever attended. The whole crowd was stood up and dancing throughout, the biggest smiles you could imagine showered the room.
Share the occasion..
All from The Union Chapel show...
What We Will Be
Also a David Bowie cover from a BBC session
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 5:59 PM
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Odd Nosdam is returning with his new Anticon lp 'Level Live Wires' on 28th August!
Holy Fuck, I'm a bit excited by the news. As one third of cLOUDDEAD he produced one of my all time favourite albums (their eponymous debut) and his 'Burner' lp was a sleeper classic of 2005.
His beats are rarely intricate but the noise that blankets them display a savants attention to texture and detail. Crackles, fuzz, pops and hiss envelop tracks with devestatingly effective results.
The press release describes his new lp as 'the distinct product of inspiration, bizarre happenstance and wonder lived out in a series of bright moments eventually brought together under the roof of an unruffled West Berkeley cottage' and it's true that the two preview songs have the same fuzzy aesthetic appeal as 'Burner' but the mood seems lighter.
I've rambled enough, have a listen....
The second preview song 'The Kill Tone Two' (featuring a cameo from Yoni Wolf of Why?) is available to listen to here
Now two treats from Burner...
11th avenue Freakout pt.2(featuring Mike Patton)
Untitled Three(featuring Jessica Bailiff)
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©© professional thomas at 4:36 PM