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    • CommentAuthorlokkeg
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2010 edited
    Hi all,

    I got my copy of Heartland by Owen Pallett [Final Fantasy]. Not that it's at all a step up from He Poos Clouds (I loathe typing that), but Pallett's arrangements are getting increasingly complex and less strictly violin loops or just using a quartet-- some fine synths and studio trickery to be found on this one.

    Sunset -- Bill Baird's band from Texas -- has moved away from the shoegaze and psych of their earlier albums, and made an alt-country record called Gold Dissolves to Gray. It put me off at first, but it really gets better with a few listens.

    Lastly, lo-fi darlings Tonstartssbandht's An When album from last year. Their latest just arrived at the station, and I can't wait to go give it a listen.

    Etienne Jaumet -- his new album is out on Domino. Very good electronics.

    ...that's about it in terms of newer additions to the soundscape.
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2010
    @oldhat - Numero is incredible. Good for the soul and the moving of one's feet.
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    Just found a new Knife track called 'Colouring of Pigeons' on the webz. 11 minutes of (rather post-rocky) awesomeness.
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2010
    @MErcer Finn

    I´m listening to it now! when the bass synth kicks in, for some reason it always makes me think of the theme tune to "the equalizer"...
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2010
    Hawkwind - Doremi Fasol Latido

    Love them. Just watched the BBC documentary, so...
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2010
    Nitzer Ebb: new "Industrial Complex" album.
    Pretty good, sounds a lot like a mash-up between "That Total Age" and "Belief", but it's growing on me.
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2010
    Television - Adventure
    TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
    Spiritualized - Let it Come Down
    Passion Pit - Manners (am a total sucker for gimme synth lines)
    Burial & Four Tet - Moth/Wolf Cub
    Mt. Kimbie - Maybes
    Eccentric Soul: Deep City Label (probably my fave from Numero Group's Eccentric Soul series)
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    @Taphead -
    Nik Bärtsch's Mobile - Ritual Groove Music
    I love Nik Bärtsch's Ronin... is this a new (old?) project from him? How do they compare?

    @Nigredo - I was inspired by the BBC thing to put on "Orgone Accumulator" (a guilty pleasure)

    Meanwhile, a data dump to catch up on the radio front... Nothing really new except the Massive Attack CD-EP, and I just discovered the Dirty Projectors and Alog. In fact, there's a distinct tinge of nostalgia I'm afraid. No doubt an Alaskan midwinter side-effect.

    Smoke & Mirrors
    KEUL - FM 88.9 Girdwood, AK
    FM 105.3 Hope, AK
    Sundays, 7-10pm
    Presented by The Centipede Foundation - Applied & Implied Art Since 1976

    Jan 10, 2010

    Ry Cooder/VM Bhatt - A Meeting By the River
    Hassell/Eno - Chemistry
    Niyaz - The Hunt
    Loop Guru - Caravan
    Tuatara - The Desert Sky
    Cheb I Sabbah - Moray Pya Bassey

    Cipher - Spirit Of The Void
    Cluster - Zum Wohl
    Hugh Hopper - The Long Drive
    Alog - Every Word Was Once An Animal
    Sanna Kurki-Suonio - Raising The Wind
    Angelite & Huun-Huur-Tu - Legend

    Ergo - She Haunts Me
    Bell Orchestre - Icicles/Bicycles
    Hedningarna - Graucholorfen
    KTU - Absinthe
    Ozric Tentacles - Splat!
    Clearlight - Without Words

    Raymond Scott - The Music Box
    Bart Hopkin - Trillium Harp & Flex Short Strings
    Mouse On Mars - Mykologics
    Dub Syndicate - Forward Not Back
    Orbital - Adnan's

    Fripp & Eno - The Heavenly Music Corporation

    Jan 3, 2010

    Hour 1 (more or less):

    Material - The Hidden Garden/Naima
    Jah Wobble - Just Me & Phil
    The Fire This Time - Waking Dreamer Dub
    African Head Charge - No Don't Follow Fashion 2
    Dirty Projectors - I Will Truck (edit)

    Massive Attack - Pray For Rain
    Outlaw Dervish - All Over
    Mouth Music - Hoireann O
    Efterklang & Danish National Chamber Orchestra - Mirador

    Hour 2:

    Zawose & Brook - Sweet Deciever
    Fripp & Eno - The Idea of Decline
    Meganthopos - Retrogradation (edit)
    CBMW - Sambasunda
    Pupettina - Organ Song
    Cobra Killer - High Is the Pine

    Hedningarna - Navdi/Fasa
    Four Tet - Spirit Fingers
    Clearlight - Way
    Najma Akhtar/Gary Lucas - Fragrance

    Hour 3:

    Lindsay Cooper - Iceland
    Pascal Comelade - 33 Bars
    Hazmat Modine - Yesterday Morning
    Horace X - A Tune For Valerie
    !Deladap - Kaj Tu Salas
    Village Kollektiv - Field
    Bjork - I Miss You
    JG Thirlwell - Node Wrestling
    Anne Dudley/Jaz Coleman - Endless Festival

    Terry Riley - Poppy Nogood & The Phantom Band
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    This week? I've been shuffling through:
    John Fahey's America
    Mr. Bungle's California and Disco Volante
    Primus' Antipop and Brown Album
    Meat Puppets' Golden Lies
    Led Zeppelin's III and Houses of the Holy
    Lee Perry's Give Me Power
    Mountain Goats' Heretic Pride
    and Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation.
    • CommentTimeJan 15th 2010
    Today: Neil Young, Neil Young, Neil Young.
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    yes, totally addicted to the Numero Group. i've got 24 of them... and i see there's more out since the last one i bought! those bastards!
    i think 'Good God! A Gospel Funk Hymnal' is quite possibly my favourite. The Voices of Conquest = so amazing.

    and i'm still listening to George Harrison's 'Wonderwall Music'...
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    the Platters, Simon and Garfunkel, Chuck Berry, the Marvelettes, Devin Townsend, Swallow the Sun, Antimatter, O.S.I, Kana, and ATP.
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2010
    @Brent Wilcox
    Thanks, once again!

    My favourite part in the documentary was the footage from the Ladbroke Grove scene that I'd only read about in Michael Moorcock and Bryan Talbot. Some of the live footage was awesome too.


    Necro Deathmort - This Beat is Necrotronic

    Great album by a pair of local boys. A combination of Sunn 0))), glitch electronics and Terminal Sound System.
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2010
    this morning i had this to listen to...

    Olekranon - the wire risk
    Sore Eros - Second Chants
    Psychic Attack - Secret Hiding Places
    Crocodiles - Summer of Hate
    Pink Skull - Endless Bummer
    pensées nocturnes - Vacuum
    Portishead - Third
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2010
    I opened for Pretty Boy Thoreson and the Falling Angels again last night. They have had a bunch of lineup changes (including the departure of their lead guitarist) so they played a bunch of new shit. I'm sure it will grow on me but I was "meh" until they busted out the old stuff.
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    (Been a long week, eh?)

    Smoke & Mirrors
    KEUL - FM 88.9 Girdwood, AK
    FM 105.3 Hope, AK
    Sundays, 7-10pm
    Presented by The Centipede Foundation - Applied & Implied Art Since 1976

    Jan 17, 2010

    Aki Peltonen - Finnish Waltz
    Vladislaw Delay - Mustelmia
    Nick Bartsch's Ronin - Modul 46

    Tin Hat - Blind Paper Dragon
    Spencer Thun - The Librarians, Part One
    A Hawk and A Hacksaw - Kertesz
    Deladap - Lisa Lisa
    Beat Circus - The February Train
    Damien Rice - Volcano (instrumental)

    Spencer Thun - Intermission
    Frank Pahl - Far Tangled Banner
    Gary Lucas - Autobahn
    Hedningarna - Drafur & Gildur
    Garmarna - Hunger
    Fred Frith - In which all may have been revealed
    Spencer Thun - The Librarians, Part Three

    Loren Mazzacane Connors & David Grubb - Blossom Time
    Robyn Holcomb - Iowa Lands
    Nancy Elizabeth - Tow The Line
    David Sylvian - A Fire In The Forest
    Hanne Hukkleberg - Midnight Sun Dream
    Moon Wiring Club - Activate The Poacher

    Morphine - Bo's Veranda
    Pale Nudes - Downy Cheek Tango
    Jaga Jazzist - One-Armed Bandit
    Birdsongs of The Mesozoic - Scenes from A...
    Von Zamla - Fur Munju/Indojazz
    Groupa - Lavalek

    Kemper Norton - To Iron John: Warrior Login/Weekend Retreat/All His Dreams Rusty/ Afeared ofemale

    Fripp & Eno - Swastika Girls
    • CommentTimeJan 17th 2010
    @Brent Wilcox

    Mobile seems to be the acoustic incarnation of Ronin that whole minimalist groove thing is still very much present, but no electronic tricks or bass there. Have you seen Ronin live? If you get the chance, go. Zen funk is actually kind of an apt description.
    • CommentTimeJan 17th 2010
    Now giving David Sylvian's Manafon another go.
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2010
    Necro Deathmort - This Beat is Necrotronic

    The Observatory - Dark Folke

    Manuel Göttsching - Inventions For Electric Guitar

    Philip Cohran and the Artistic Heritage Ensemble - The Malcolm X Memorial (A Tribute in Music)
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2010
    Grand Analog - Metropolis is Burning
    Grand Analog - Calligraffiti

    Tribe Called Quest with Toronto flavour? Do like.