Not that anyone's still around to read this, but: officially closed for business. I started this blog to try and make some kind of human connection to at least talk about the music I love and that's been the only worthwhile thing in my life since I was a teenager. And now I'm 26, have no friends and a shitty job that takes up all my time and can barely enjoy art of any kind any more. Great fucking job, me.
...to the maybe three people who still have this site on their feed reader! Here's a quick mix CD I've thrown together. Nothing terribly obscure or revelatory, and it's not mixed per se (both because I don't have the software or experience to mix these digitally and because they really wouldn't hang together too well anyway) but I hope you'll enjoy. I haven't changed the tracks' tags, so you'll want to use the handy provided .m3u playlist to get them all in order. Or perhaps... you won't? IT IS A MYSTERY abandon all hope ye [...]
Complete overhaul in the works. I've worked a bit of Music Fatigue out of my system, and am prepared to jump back into blogging with both feet. Look out for a short mix coming sometime in the next month, followed by more music both old and new.
This song is SO DAMN GOOD. Wait, let me back up a little bit: For ages I've known Severed Heads almost entirely through the singles "Dead Eyes Opened" and "We Have Come to Bless the House," never really bothering with the albums (of course, their tendency to go in and out of print didn't exactly help in that respect). When the wonderful LTM Recordings started in on their back catalog with a greatest-hits collection called ComMerz (yay, someone else digs the Schwitters) and the LP Rotund for Success , allegedly their most "pop" album, [...]
Link Text: Severed Heads, "Big Car" File Name: severed heads - big car.mp3
Oppenheimer Analysis, "The Devil's Dancers" Quite special, this one- Oppenheimer Analysis were nuclear weapons consultant Andy Oppenheimer (no relation, I think) and Martin Lloyd of Survival Records , home of Tik and Tok. The New Mexico EP was released on audiocassette in an edition of 200, and rereleased on vinyl by Minimal Wave a few years ago. Now Clone have picked it up for their splendid Classic Cuts sublabel- it's out next week as part of the Classic Cuts compilation album and [...]
This looks fucking fantastic: A compilation of work from Compass Point Studios, released by the resurgent Strut Records (responsible for the Wild Bunch mix disc, Disco Not Disco series, Grass Roots comps, etc). They stumbled a bit with the overcompiled and overexposed tracks on the third Disco Not Disco, but this is something else entirely: 1. Grace Jones – My Jamaican Guy (12” version) 2. Tom Tom Club – Genius Of Love (12” version) 3. Talking Heads – Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) 4. Guy Cuevas – Obsession [...]
Screamin' Lord Byron, "The Devil Is An Englishman" from Thomas Dolby's soundtrack to Ken Russell's Gothic . Colonel Abrams, "Trapped (Hell Interface Remix)" an early white-label remix from Boards of Canada's brothers Sandison.
RIP Maila Nurmi, better known as Vampira.
Hi there! Do you like Caribou? You know, Canadian indie dude, formerly Manitoba, legally forced to change his name by crotchety, fun-hating ex-Dictator Handsome Dick Manitoba? Sure you do! Heck, I do too! There are, however, two remixes from the excellent Andorra album that take already-pretty-great songs and turn them into some of the best shit I have heard all year . First is Four Tet's remix of lead track and lead single "Melody Day." Hebden strips the driving percussion from the original, slows it down, and adds [...]
Freeform Five, Bisous Bisous II (Perspex) Michael Mayer, Immer 2 (Kompakt) The Modernist, Collectors Series Pt. 1: Popular Songs (Faith Recordings) Henrik Schwarz, DJ-Kicks (!K7) Radio Slave, Creature of the Night (Eskimo) Jacques Renault, Italians Do It Better vol 1 ( Italians Do It Better ) Rub 'n' Tug, Better with a Spoonful of Leather (aNYthing) Sven Vath, Sexy Techno at Cocoon (Mixmag)
Hi! The blog isn't dead, but this URL will be soon. Details posted once the registration and setup process is complete. In the meantime, my favorite records of 2006, in alphabetical order: Albums: Boris, Pink (Southern Lord reissue) Clipse, Hell Hath No Fury DJ Mehdi, Lucky Boy (Ed Banger) The Emperor Machine, Vertical Tones and Horizontal Noise (DC Recordings) Fuckpony, Children of Love (Get Physical) Fujiya & Miyagi, Transparent Things (Tirk) Herbert, Scale (!K7) Hot Chip, The Warning Grizzly Bear, [...]
- BANKS. - Warm Water (Prod. By Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs)
- Thundercat - Oh Sheit It's X
- The Dodos - Confidence
- Mayer Hawthorne - Her Favorite Song
- flightfacilities - I Didn't Believe feat. Elizabeth Rose (Extended Version)
- weareoliver - Heart Of Glass (Oliver & Thee Mike B Remix)
- Disclosure - You & Me ft. Eliza Doolittle (Baauer Remix)
- Mixmag - Perfectly
- Smith Westerns - "3am Spiritual" (Official Audio)
- Crystal Fighters - You & I (Gigamesh remix)
The Weeknd - Kiss LandHoly Ghost! "Dumb Disco Ideas"MØ - Waste Of Time (Audio)Franz Ferdinand - Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action - Album TrailerKanye West - New Slaves
- Listen to Pharrell Williams’ new song “Happy”, off the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack
- Listen to an unreleased version of Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer” with Arthur Russell on cello
- The Limousines Share First Single from Hush; “Love Is A Dog From Hell”
- Bass Drum of Death – “Dregs”
- How You Know The Magic’s Right