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    So what are you listening to right now?

    New week's releases are up at http://www.piccadillyrecords.com/ - just choose a genre from left and click "magic mix" to stream excerpts from the new releases.
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    Jah Wobble's Chinese Dub in fact. (It's 5am and I am inexplicably awake on my day off, this may yet soothe my work-addled brain)
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      CommentAuthorraw44
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2009
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    The Horrors, I'm almost ashamed to say, being as they are trendy Hoxton Goths, but a few tracks are really good. Sea Within A Sea in particular.
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2009
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    Present - Triskaidekaphobie / Le Poison Qui Rend Fou & High Infidelity
    Univers Zero - Heresie & The Hard Quest & Rhythmix

    I'm reliving my late teens today.
    • CommentAuthorAlexGBYMR
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2009
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    This week;

    Clutch - The Elephant Riders.
    Mogwai - Young Team.
    Boom Bip & Doseone - Circle.
    Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Blank Generation.
    The Heartbreakers - LAMF.
    The Hope Conspiracy - Death Knows Your Name, Endnote.
    XBXRX - Wars.
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2009
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    right now i´m putting some work in to source some more apocalyptic sounding music. So far it´s looking pretty good.

    Some of what is on my MP3 player today...

    NEU! - NEU!
    Sloy - Plug It in (RETROSPECTIVE 1994-1998)
    (VA) From Gdansk Till Dawn - Contemporary Experimental Music from Eastern Europe
    Flowered up - weekender (promo 12")
    Current 93 - Sleep Has His House
    Cripppled Back Phoenix - The Ressurectionists

    and of course the mighty Sun o))) - Monoliths and Dimensions
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      CommentAuthorrev'd '76
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2009
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    Daniel Arfib - Musique Numérique
    Frank Black - The Cult of Ray
    NASA - Bummer Daze
    Wavves - both Wavves and Wavvves
    Zola Jesus - Tsar Bomba
    Danger Mouse, David Lynch & V/A - Dark Night of the Soul
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    when i get home tonight, i have the bounty of the new GRAF ORLOCK lp, which is unbelievably gorgeous. also, i just learned from finding that picture that my version is european? weird.
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    The Horrors, I'm almost ashamed to say, being as they are trendy Hoxton Goths

    Hoxton? They're from fucking Southend!
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      CommentAuthorKernowdrunk
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2009 edited
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    The Horrors, I'm almost ashamed to say, being as they are trendy Hoxton Goths

    Hoxton? They're from fucking Southend!


    ..and they are, I loftily assume,Southends's only musical exports.

    Been listening to Mark Templeton since finding it on recent Warren 8tracks link...lovely stuff.

    And The Triffids.
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      CommentAuthorKernowdrunk
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2009 edited
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    Actually , I've just remembered that Danielle Dax and Dr Feelgood hail from Southend. I beg immediate forgiveness.


    But These New Puritans are still wankers.
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      CommentAuthorwarrenellis
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2009 edited
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    Actually , I've just remembered that Danielle Dax and Dr Feelgood hail from Southend. I beg immediate forgiveness.

    Fucking right!


    (also wossisname from Procul Harem)

    (also I think Norman Watt-Roy lived around here)

    (also, obviously, WILKO FUCKING JOHNSON, who yes I know was in Feelgood but I think he needs an extra line on his own and also capital letters)

    (also I'm sorry for pub rock)
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    Okay, now it's about Noon. A proper time to be awake...

    Here was last night's radio thing...

    May 24, 2009


    Konono No 1 - Intro/AEIOU (live)

    Tony Levin - Ooze
    Outlaw Dervish - Loopophonic
    Jah Wobble & Chinese Dub Orchesta - Kang Ding Love Song
    AR Rahman - Maargazhi
    Secret Archives of the Vatican - Guru Rabbi Teacher

    Laika & The Cosmonauts - The Hypno-Wheel
    Brian Eno/David Byrne - Help Me Somebody
    Horace X - Skin
    Hoven Droven - Turbo
    Robyn Hitchcock - You & Oblivion
    The Fiery Furnaces - Mason City
    Yat-Kha - When the Levee Breaks
    Hassan Hakmoun & Zahar - Soutanbi

    Medeski Martin & Wood - Padrecito
    Positive Catastrophe - Plena Organization
    Bala Miller & the Great Music Pyrameeds of Afrika - Ikon Allah
    Ed Palermo Big Band - Echidna's Arf
    Led Bib - Call Center Labyrinth
    Upsilon Acrux - Landscape with Gun & Chandelier

    Tortoise - High Class Slim Came Floating In
    Ruins - Del Fancikant
    OOIOO - Sljuku Ring Neng
    Can - Bring Me Coffe or Tea
    Richard Bliwas - Ticket To Ride

    Miriodor - to be determined



    @Warren - Based on hearing that one track, I think I agree with you about the new Tortoise disc. That was not very good at all (but I figured my listeners needed to hear for themselves...)
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    Laika & The Cosmonauts - The Hypno-Wheel

    I've lost it now, I think, but somewhere on the net there was an mp3 of them doing TELSTAR live. Wonderful.

    @Warren - Based on hearing that one track, I think I agree with you about the new Tortoise disc. That was not very good at all (but my listeners needed to hear for themselves...)

    HIGH CLASS SLIM was the track I read all the raves about. I dunno what the fuck's going on.
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    revD:

    Zola Jesus - Tsar Bomba

    What did you think to this?
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    Laika & The Cosmonauts = Best Damn Finnish Surf Band in the World!
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    Nadja - When I See the Sun Always Shines on TV. Gave up on iTunes and finally got it via Crash Records down the Headrow. Lovely set of droneo covers and their 'Sun ...' is now the definitive version for me.

    Hallucinogen - Twisted. Missed it the first go round so my mate (one of very few) burned a copy for me.

    70s Nigerian rock compilation - something my brother gave me, does what it says on the tin but has some brilliant tracks.
    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2009
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    The Metalocalypse-based Dethalbum and Michael Giacchino's Star Trek score. Yes, I'm a complete dork.
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      CommentAuthorrev'd '76
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2009
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    @warrenellis:

    Beautifully crunchy. I've heard it compared to Pocahaunted, but I think that's just hipsters huffing burnt cassettes. Nika Roza can banshee with the best of them but doesn't grandstand-- she doesn't drone on at all. The overall style is both haunting & industrial without falling into genre traps and the production gives the individual songs their own unique spatial qualities-- 'Rester' & 'Past The Blue Brick Stone' are definite standouts --while also giving the EP as a whole a certain unity, encouraging you to listen to it from beginning to end. A few of the drum loops are weirdly reminiscent of 'Maxinquaye' in a way I can't place (I'm thinking #4, 'Th'aria', here), but the tone's completely different... Less stoned, more vengeful. Overall 'Tsar Bomba' is the perfect length, both in terms of track times & total play-- it does its work and goes, but the hooks stay in your brain. Bears repeated listening.

    Jennifer Kelly sells it better than I can.
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    I've listened to it some four or five times, but it's just not sinking in for some reason...