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    @BRYCE OH YEAH. i was so bummed when i saw them though because KUNG FU RICK was with them, but got stuck in san diego. BALLS!

    City of Caterpillar - s/t

    while logging my records i pulled out both that one sided tour 7" and the split with SYSTEM 2600. so good.
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2009
    Fatso Jetson - Cruel and Delicious
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    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2009
    I just got Serge Gainsbourg's HISTOIRE DE MELODY NELSON and probably listened to it twenty times in the first two days. This album is making me dislike some of my other favorites, because I don't think anybody's improved on the orchestra/dirty funk bass combination since this came out in 1971. I want to live inside this record.
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2009
    Among other things, Dirty Three - "Indian Love Song".
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    that petrol emotion - who have reformed (no one told me!) and are coming to Leeds next month

    Marnie Stern - who plays a mean guitar, in all senses
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    • CommentTimeJun 20th 2009 edited
    v/a - 'Zappa's Universe'
    Nostalgia strokes again... Zappa minus Zappa; my first formative foray into FZ. Second was 'The Yellow Shark'.

    Amon Tobin - 'Foley Room'
    One I hadn't heard, actually. Thanks to Osmosis & Jeff for peeling back the cap of my ignorance.

    Jah Wobble - 'Chinese Dub'
    It's criminal JW hasn't gotten more push. Man deserves wider recognition.
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    Because it's the Solstice weekend I'm listening to a lot of Inkubus Sukkubus.

    It only seems proper.
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2009
    Brand new Max Richter - Henry May Long (Spotify). Bosh.

    Love to all the fellow Tobin fans.

    @ V - That Messiaen was great. Not enough is done with Martenot waves, but I find them much more pleasurable to listen to than fellow semi-novelty early electronic instrument theremin. Although, the inventor of the theremin probably had a more interesting life ...
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2009
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2009
    Osmosis Glad you enjoyed the Messiaen.
    I don't agree that the theremin is a semi-novelty instrument though. I'm actually quite glad to see a small return to interest for it these past few years.
    I'm not sure what to recommend for theremin pieces off the top of my head. I suppose the obvious historically based place to start is to look for some Clara Rockmore recordings.... if you're interested and haven't already heard any, that is.

    Perhaps I'll search around a bit and return with some specific links later, but if I get sidetracked and forget you might want to at least google for some Rockmore.
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2009
    In my previous comment I came off a little flip and dismissive, which I didn't mean to be. I should be able to express my personal indifference to something without needing to snark or mock. Apologies.

    I know of Clara Rockmore, and I find her story and that of Lev Termen fascinating -- I took a class at university on early electronic music, and as part of it watched a tremendous documentary which reunited them after around fifty years apart, during which time Termen disappeared, returned to the USSR, was sent to the gulag, worked for the KGB ... But, yeah, about the instrument, I guess It's a combination of things: the frequent substitution of theremin for violin, which just ... doesn't work for me; the invariation of timbre; the piercing quality of the sound. I think it's that ability to alter tone and timbre that makes the Ondes Martenot much more listenable for me. Just so you know, I do appreciate the theremin's influence and importance in the music firmament ... I just don't care for its sound.
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    Radiohead - You and Whose Army
    Ennio Morricone, and lots of it.