Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Monday, December 19, 2011
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Being a selection of top pop from my world to yours. See Frank's #118 for more waffle about all of these.
BTW, I found some YouTube links for some of the tracks (* or another track by the band in question) so you don't even have to download the two archives if you don't wanna.
01. CHRISTIAN PROMMER'S DRUMLESSON Trans Europa Express
02. MAJOR LAZER feat MR LEXX & SANTIGOLD Hold the Line
03. SALEM King Night
04. BEST COAST I Want To
05. SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS Babelonia
06. SOFT MOON Parallels
07. SHOGUN KUNITOKI Vinonaamakasio *
08. EL JEFE AND THE EXECUTIVE LOOK The Fountain *
09. YOKO ONO Why?
10. THE SAINTS This Perfect Day
11. ZINJA HLUNGWANI N'wa Gezani My Love
12. HARMONIA & ENO Sometime in Autumn (Shackleton remix)
13. KEITH HUDSON Hunting *
14. BALAM ACAB Regret Making Mistakes
15. TRUTH Revelation
16. HOLGER CZUKAY & CONNY PLANK Biomutanten
17. DEMDIKE STARE Caged in Stammheim *
18. VOLCANO CHOIR Seeplymouth
19. MICACHU & THE SHAPES Vulture
20. BEAK> Iron Acton
21. BELL ORCHESTRE As Seen Through Windows
22. EMERALDS Living Room *
Plus a couple of crappy bonus trax and an inlay card. You love it.
Saturday, January 02, 2010
Saturday, September 12, 2009
A colleague of mine has recently heard Can for the first time. I envy him having the opportunity to listen to that great music with fresh ears! I thought I'd help him on his way by making a Can compilation for him. In doing so I re-discovered a playlist I'd put together as a potential TOAD some time ago, titled Buckfast of Champignons. I was intending it for use at Sunday brunch, you see. But now I have re-jigged it and expanded into what I think is a reasonable selection of music you might like if you also like Can. And which if us does not like Can? I have also re-named it:
Much of this will be familiar to most of the regulars visitors to this blog. I hope you all enjoy nonetheless.
1. She is a Rainbow in Curved Air - Acid Mothers Temple
2. Ali's Here - Ali Farka Toure
3. You don't Pull no Punches, but you don't Push the River - Van Morrison
4. Spiders (Kidsmoke) - Wilco
5. Rolling Thunder - Steffan Basho-Junghans
6. Fur Immer - Neu!
7. Wished I Was in Heaven Sitting Down - Mississippi Fred McDowell
8. Spem in Alium - King's College Choir & Stephen Cleobury / Thomas Tallis
9. SHIRIN: Chaharmezrab-e bidad - Behnam Manahedji
10. Chaminuka We - Hakurotwi Mude, Cosmas Magaya, Luken Pasipamire, Ephat Mujuru
11. Kabacha Meflayey - Tsehaytu Beraki
12. E-Musik - Neu!
13. Can I Sleep In Your Arms? - Willie Nelson
14. Galactic Joke (B) - Cosmic Jokers
15. Barnowl - Caribou
16. Hallogallo - Neu!
17. A Raga Called Pat, part 4 - John Fahey
18. Homesickness - Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou
Thursday, September 10, 2009
If you need or want that, it can be arranged. Let me know.
Otherwise, start your download engines...
Kill your idols
A thrilling, comprehensive guide to New York’s buzzing downtown underground post-punk scene. Director Scott Crary kicks things off with the birth of No Wave in the late 1970’s, providing an angular rush with a priceless collection of live performances from Suicide, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, the Theoretical Girls and DNA. From this initial explosion of artistic energy, the film moves through the 1980’s, passing the torch to Thurston Moore and Lee Renaldo of Sonic Youth and Michael Gira of Swans, before crashlanding in the noisy Now! of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Black Dice, Liars, A.R.E. Weapons and the Gypsy stylings of Gogol Bordello. Interviews connect the threads between the past and the present, an ever-fertile scene is defined, celebrated and trashed with equal amounts of enthusiasm, and the creators of some of the most challenging rock music of all-time get to explain what they do, why they do it and where it’s all heading.
Starring the legendary artist Jean Michel Basquiat, Downtown 81 vividly depicts the explosive downtown
A young artist needs money to reclaim the apartment from which he has been evicted. He wanders the downtown streets carrying a painting he hopes to sell, encountering friends, whose lives (and performances) we peek into. He finally manages to sell his painting but he’s paid by check. He spends the evening wandering from club to club, looking for a beautiful girl he had met earlier, so he’ll have a place to spend the night.
The cast includes Deborah Harry, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, James White and the Blacks, DNA, Tuxedo Moon, the Plastics, and Walter Steding and the Dragon People. Also on the soundtrack are Melle Mel, John Lurie, Lydia Lunch, Suicide, Vincent Gallo, Kenny Burrell and Basquiat’s own band, Gray.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Titled, BTW, after the A & B side of a recent dubstep single by Randomer. The two titles seemed to run together nicely as a kind of concentrated SF poem. Can the world be as sad as it seems?
01. Teitur - The Singer
02. Gala Drop - Ital
03. Working for a Nuclear Free City - The 224th Day / Troubled Son
04. Fever Ray - When I Grow Up
05. Grails - Reincarnation Blues
06. Farflung - Endless Drifting Wreck
07. The Bug w/Flowdan - Warning
08. Van Shipley - Jan Pahechan Ho
09. The Sight Below - Dour
10. Anthony Newley & Delia Derbyshire - Moogie Bloogies
11. Franz Auffray - Sweet Popcorn part 2
12. Lacrymosa - Welscher Tanz "Wascha Mesa"
13. Nails - 88 Lines About 44 Women
14. Savant - Sensible Music
15. Distance - No Sunshine
16. Amesoeurs - Gas in Veins
17. Sideshow w/Samar - French Model in Dub
18. Mikey Dread - Mikey Dread in Action
19. Virgin Prunes - Moments 'n' Mine
20. Raccoo-oo-oon - Untitled I
+ a bonus track that's about three weeks past its listen-by date
Download here [new MU link] or here [ShBee] [141 Mb].
Thursday, December 18, 2008
01. The Free Design - The Now Sound of Xmas
02. Mojochronic - Yuletide Zeppelin
03. Fleshtones - Super Rock Santa
04. Dean Martin - Jingle Bells (Dan the Automator remix)
05. Ween - We're All Snowflakes
06. Wormburner - Bells of St Ignatius
07. Thurston Lava Tube - Sleigh Ride
08. Dies Irae - Silent Night
09. Arcanta - Carol of the Bells
10. Molly Bee - Where Did My Snowman Go?
11. Mr Bob Francis - That Swingin' Manger
12. Neil Innes - Dear Father Xmas
13. Bad Tattoo - Are You Going to Stop the White Xmas
14. The Fab Four - Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
15. Bob Rivers & Twisted Radio - I am Santa Claus
16. Killwhitneydead - Holiday Medley
17. The Candy Store - Little Drummer Boy
18. Lee Scratch Perry & Sandra Robinson - Merry Xmas, Happy New Year
19. Divide & Kreate - Velvet Santa
20. Sam Flanagan - Frosty DMC
21. Kirsten & Heather Mayne - Silver Bells
22. Vic Mulkey & the Blue Veins - Ain't Got Time for Christmas
23. Lycia/The Unquiet Void - We Three Kings
24. Twice as Much & Vashti Bunyan - The Coldest Night of the Year
25. The Three Little Dwarfs - Hardrock, Coco & Joe
26. Toots & the Maytals - Christmas Feeling Ska
27. Girls Aloud - Not Tonight Santa
28. Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - This Christmas
29. Kekal - God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
30. Glasvegas - Fuck You, It's Over
31. Evangelicals - The Last Xmas on Earth
... plus the usual raft of merry hangers-on and inappropriate festive interruptions. HFXmo! -- marco & crew
Download (MP3 plus cover, 139 Mb)
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Part 1 | Part 2