Thursday, 31 December 2009
Thursday, 17 December 2009
Tuesday, 15 December 2009
Monday, 14 December 2009
As anyone who managed to lay their hands on JD Twitch's '60 Minutes Of Fear' mix will attest to, just when you thought that this truly gnarly offering was reserved for home listening, Twitch brings it back to the darkest of discotheques with this accompanying 10" of edits featuring some of Crass Records' heaviest hitters. The ultimate companion in old-school no-wave fear with a new-school appreciation for expansiveness.
As Gee Vaucher would have probably said 'With the lights out, strobes on, and soundsystem dimed, fear can be the one thing that keeps us in the dark...'
The Mob - Witch Hunt (JD Twitch Re-Edit)
Buy 'RVNG PRSNTS MX6 - JD Twitch '60 Minutes & 10 Inches Of Fear'.
Friday, 11 December 2009
The excellent RVNG OF THE NRDS series of edits (with contributions from JD Twitch, Pilooski and Cosmo Vitelli amongst others) came out in mid 07' and features Mock N' Toof taking the scissors and tape to three tracks from Wire (3 Girl Rhumba), 10cc (boogie classic 'Good Morning Judge') and the afrobeat stormer 'Agboju Logun' from Shina Williams & His African Percussionists.
Mock N' Toof * RVNG OF THE NRDS VOL 3.
Thursday, 10 December 2009
Radiohead's tribute to the sadly now deceased last veteran of both world wars, not to be confused with the beck song 'Harry Partch'. Beck's track is named that because 'Partch' is the guy who created the 43-tone scale (whatever the feck that is!) and was written because some nob from 'Fiery Furnaces' had a go at Radiohead for writing about, or so he thought, 'Partch' in a song named 'Harry PATCH.'
What a cock.
Radiohead * Harry Patch.
Beck * Harry Partch.
Geoff Barrow continues to mine the ritch vein of Krautrock history he tapped into on the last Portishead album and producing The Horors 'Primary Colours' on this new single.
Portishead * Chase The Tear.
Have a listen free from the link above then, if you like it, do the right thing and pop across to the Porishead site and pay a few pennies for it as all proceeds go to Amnisty International. Don't be a cheapskate.
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
The first I'd heard of Den Haan was when I picked this a up year or so back on Andy Blake's mighty 'Dissident' imprint. Brilliantly camp, yet authentic disco vibes complete with rolling Moroder baseline and some 'butch' vocals.
Den Haan * Nightshift.
Bit of a secret weapon this one. Uber-rare bootleg of what it might sound like if The Staple Singers and Talking Heads got together and did some gear in the bogs at Central Station and had a jam which was secretly recorded then spliced together in a highly illegal fashion by a couple of drunk blokes. So without any more ado, download it to instantly become the envy of every indie club DJ across the land.
An absolute battle weapon.
Talking Staples * He's Alright.
Tuesday, 8 December 2009
Some wonderful sinuous, punk funk. Incredbly unpopular at the time but really, really good. Starting to be rediscovered today.
New Fast Automatic Daffodils * Fishes Eyes.
New Fast Automatic Daffodils * Get Better (Martin Hannett Mix).
Experimental techno bod,' Pantha Du Prince' signed to Rough Trade earlier this year and his next album 'Black Noise' will be released in early Feb next year.
According to possibly the press worst press release I've read in some time, "on his new album, Pantha Du Prince, who lives in Berlin and Paris, claims: music slumbers in all matter; any sound, even silence, is already music. The mission, then, must be to render audible what is unheard and unheard of: black noise, a frequency that is inaudible to man. Black noise often presages natural disasters, earthquakes or floods; only some animals perceive this “calm before the storm.” Black noise is something archaic and earthy."
As the wince inducing press release hurtles onwards to disappear fully up it's own orifice we are told that, "The music on 'Black Noise' balances precariously on the slippery threshold between art and nature, between techno and folklore, which lends it a certain spectral and intangible aspect."
Well, I'm not sure about any of that guff but his past releases over the last 18 months or so have been pretty much spot on, nice deep & slow techno and the guests who feature on the new album – Noah Lennox of 'Animal Collective' sings on 'Stick to my side' and Tyler Pope of '!!!' and 'LCD Soundsystem' plays bass on 'The Splendour' - suggest a definite forward step.
Anyhoo, you can judge for yourself and get a sample of of the new album with the aforementioned track 'The Splendour' below.
Pantha Du Prince * The Splendour.
Monday, 7 December 2009
A rare outing for a mix from Wesley Eisold the lead man in darkwave heroes 'Cold Cave.'
Featuring Teenage Filmstars, Alex Chilton, Rephlex veteran Bochum Welt and more, it's a brilliant mixtape of weird synth experiments, twee-ed out indie, post-punk and more. For those unfamiliar with Cold Cave, they've just signed to Matador and have just re-released their debut album, 'Love Comes Close'.
My Dad is Dead - The Quiet Man
Tronics - There Talking About Us
Bochum Welt - Fortune Green
Would Bes - I'm Hardly Ever Wrong
Trisomie 21 - Is Anybody Home? (Part 1)
Teenage Filmstars - Kaleidoscope
Alex Chilton - Like Flies on Schubert
Brett Smiley - VaVaVa Voom
AA - Suicide Fever
Minimal Man - She was a Visitor
Download Cold Cave. Fact 97 Mix here.
Believe it or not, but before Paul Oakenfold became the 'monkey faced trance-master' he has been for some years now he actually had a hand in shaping the early acid house/Balearic scene in the UK. As well as that he also knocked up a handful of decent tracks and remixes as proved here with this gem from 1987. A record so enjoyable that it's impossible not to smile through out it's full duration. Cracking gear.
Solid Gold Easy Amex - Enjoy (Paul Oakenfold's Future Mix)
Sunday, 6 December 2009
Japan-only live CD, released in 2003.
Recorded at the Zepp, Tokyo over three nights 16/11/02 - 18/11/02.h I did buy the CD in Japan if that counts. 'Lost In Translation' moments abound in the lyric booklet, such as this MC5 gem: "And presently, brothers and sisters, it is time for the kicking out of the fruit preserves". Highlights of the set include a a bowel loosening opening with Accelerator and seismic shock inducing versions of Shoot Speed/Kill Light, Pills, Sick City and a brilliant cover of the Johnny Thunders classic 'Born To Lose' at the end.
1 - Accelerator
2 - Miss Lucifer
3 - Rise
4 - Shoot Speed/Kill Light
5 - Pills
6 - Autobahn 66
7 - City
8 - Rocks
9 - Kowalski
10 - Swastika Eyes
11 - Skull X
12 - Higher Than The Sun
13 - Jailbird
14 - Movin' On Up
15 - Medication
16 - Born To Lose
Primal Scream Live In Japan.
Friday, 4 December 2009
Simply one of the most gorgeous records ever made. Mixmaster Morris' finest work.
Coldcut * Autumn Leaves (Irresistible Force Unreleased Remix)
Thursday, 3 December 2009
Weatherall rocks up an hour or so of PROPER dark and dubby disko. Recorded just last month so this one is fresh as Grandma's cooking.
Jahmarama * Knights of the Occasional Table (Dubmission)
Love Of Jah Light * RSD (Punch Drunk)
Carbon Dub * Brommage (White Label)
Direct Action (Weatherall Remix) * Radical Majik (Rotters Golf Club)
91 Ahead * Chaton (Plak)
Cabin Fever Vol. 8 * Bate N’ Lemm (Cabin Fever)
Marsalissa * Andreas Toth (CDR)
Transposer * Markus Homm (High Grade)
Ultimo * Tom Clark (High Grade)
Built Back Higher (Radical Majik Remix) * Andrew Weatherall
Andrew Weatherall * Bastard Dancehall Mix.
Seeing as December is upon us I thought I kickstart the festivities with my favourite Christmas song ever from one of my favourite bands ever, the criminally underrated 'Joy Zipper'. Probably how it would sound if Sonic Youth pitched up to your door on rollerskates, carole singing while full of happy pills.
Joy Zipper * Christmas Song.
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
Collection of remixes from the 'Electro Karaoke In The Negative Style' album, from 2003 on Massive Advance. Weatherall and Tenniswood stay in tune with the Neu-style teutonic rhythms of the original, whilst adding loads of trademark noises over the top. Excellent stuff. Wevie Stonder turns in a pretty good mix of a track which came in at under two minutes in its original form. Pilote puts a nice shuffley drum over 'New Accounts Analysis' and adds a beautiful synth riff over it - a great remix. The final track? Errrrrr,
A1 - Electro Karaoke (Two Lone Swordsmen Remix)
A2 - King Holer (Wevie Stonder Remix)
B1 - New Accounts Analysis (Pilote Remix)
B2 - Rot (Chungking's Making A Fool Of Me Mix)
Fujiya And Miyagi * Electro Karaoke Remixes.
Always exciting to here a new Blackstrobe remix. If you don't like this,,, your ears are broke innit hew!!
Acid washed * General Motors, Detroit, America (Blackstrobe Remix)