Wednesday, December 26, 2007

so how was it?
briefly for me...

great food!
served five hours late though.
a mad acquaintance attempted throwing himself out a 50ft window.

then some party games.
more games
more mdma

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...


Monday, December 24, 2007

Buck 65 - TheNightBeforeXmas

messy christmas to you all.


In another concession to Christmas...

Atmosphere - If I was Santa Claus


Saturday, December 22, 2007

No Christmas for John Quays
Come on get a bit of fucking guts into it
What what
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
More interesting
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


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...
order here
The packaging is s i c k


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....

two tracks...



He also has a free album to d/l here


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)


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...


Rise Rice

stream the album here


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

Top Rank

Zone Coaster

Shut This Down

Ethereal Slap

Time Out

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.


Friday, December 14, 2007

Health's s/t 1st album was a 2007 highlight and this remix of their fearsome song 'Triceratops' by Acid Girls is a beauty too...

Triceratops (Acid Girls remix)


Thursday, December 13, 2007

So this is what happens when you take an already twisted classic, add layers of fuzz and turn up the wrongness... This Buzz made remix will shake your neighbours doors off...

LFO - Freak (Count Chocula Megamix)


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


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...


Zombie Girl

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


Thursday, December 06, 2007

A Dubstep treat for you... A Japanese only mix by DJ 100mado

Only Jp


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)
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)
19.CYCHEOUTS GHOST / physalis (ROMZ record)
20.DJ100mado / guy fawkes day (Dub)


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...

Sugar Waltz

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...


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)


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...



Saturday, December 01, 2007

Well this is quite nice... The fantastic Sinner DC serve up a Daft Punk/Ulrich Schnauss mash up...

daft punk vs ulrich schnauss (sinner dc behind the mask edit)


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...