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Wednesday, February 28, 2001

 

The Wire Magazine: New Edition

New edition of The Wire sees Talvin Singh on the front cover.

# posted by DJ Martian 10:17 PM
 

Emperor Album Title

Supreme dark black metal Emperor will release their next album, PROMETHEUS - The Discipline of Fire & Demise: in the Autumn

The title for the new Emperor album is confirmed, it will be entitled "PROMETHEUS - The Discipline of Fire & Demise". We can reveal songs titles as "The Eruption", "Depraved", "The Toungue of Fire", "The Prophet", "Thorns On My Grave". The drum tracks are all done and Emperor is currently working on the layers at the Symphonique Studio. The album will most likely be mixed in May at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio, and is aiming for an autumn release. Ihsahn has quoted the album to be "MORE OF EVERYTHING! It is very hard to make any spesific description really" - await the Emperor's return!!!


# posted by DJ Martian 10:00 PM
 

Penny Black: Forthcoming Albums

Penny Black Forthcoming Releases Including three artists that I have mentioned before on this weblog

Aphelion : Aphelion I-Iv

CD
Iris Light ILIGHT021CD.
Released On: 12 March 2001


Iris Light Records is proud to announce the imminent release of APHELION, the new band of Stuart Anstis', former guitarist and songwriter of CRADLE OF FILTH. Stuart was with CoF for four years and took them to the successful heights they are currently experiencing writing the albums Cruelty & The Beast and Dusk & Her Embrace the bands two most successful albums to date. With Aphelion he is working outside of his normal remit with Ambience, beats and samples to produced an album of almost anthemic beauty with tracks that interweave with each other to create one long piece.



Bogus Blimp : Cords Wires

CD
Jester TRICK008.
Released On: 05 March 2001


This spectacular rock orchestra combines the dark 30`s of Europe with the avantgardism of rock n` roll, into a genre of it`s own making. Apocalyptic film rock, like the perfect soundtrack to Jeunet and Caro`s Delicatessen or Lars Von Triers Element of Crime. The music also contains references to the Residents, Munch (the Norwegian avant-rockers that raved the scene in the early nineties), Einsturzende Neubauten and Laibach, as well as cabaret music, silent movies music and today`s dark ambient scene.Bogus Blimp are well known for their spectacular live shows, and has a reputation for being one of Norway`s finest live acts. After having played live for many years, the band released their debut last year, the critically acclaimed mini album titled Men-Mic. Cords,Wires was voted one of the albums of the years best albums in Terrorizer.

No Man : Returning Jesus

CD
Third Stone STONE038CD.
Released On: 26 February 2001

No-man (the duo of tim bowness and steven wilson) have finally completed their long-awaited new album "returning jesus" the album, the band's first since 1996's 'wild opera', is no-man's most ambitious and timeless to date, featuring a more organic band sound than heard on previous releases. Uniquely and effortlessly combining disparate influences from chamber jazz and classical musics (miles davis/steve reich) to experimental pop (eno/talk talk/pink floyd) with a singer-songwriter intimacy and intensity, 'returning jesus' ranks as the finest achievement in the band's decade long career. Guest performers include steve jansen (rain tree crow/japan) on drums and procupine tree's colin edwin on bass/double bass for most tracks, in addition are trumpeters ian carr (nucleus) and ian dixon, saxophonist theo travis, additional production from david kosten (faultline) and guitar contributions from acclaimed singer-songwriter ben christophers. The full tracklisting for "returning jesus" is: "only rain", "no defence", "close your eyes", "carolina skeletons", "outside the machine", "returning jesus", "slow it all down", "lighthouse" and "all that you are".



# posted by DJ Martian 9:21 PM
 

The Angels of Light: New Album March 2001

The Angels of Light details of the forthcoming album How I Love You, released in March 2001. There are also Real Audio sound samples of all the tracks.

Some of the music reminds me of For Carnation and the Michael R Gira Norwegian inspired band Beyond Dawn, well it would !


# posted by DJ Martian 1:48 AM
 

Young God Records

Michael R. Gira ex of the Swans YGR record label have a brand new website at Young God Records

Also interesting to note Soundtracks for the blind Jewel case dbl CD re-issue out sometime in 2001

This was something that I would like to be reissued on a recent discussion at I Love Music What needs to be reissued



# posted by DJ Martian 1:27 AM

Tuesday, February 27, 2001

 

Killing Joke album: 'No way out but forward go' - in APRIL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The official website has the news Killing Joke Network the new album is:

..No way out but forward go

Released April 2001.

The webpage does take along time to load, but typically KJoke mysterious and arty, with flashing graphics and album cover, and the slogan honour the fire.

Killing Joke Messageboard the anticipation is already burning amongst the fans

there's a buzz in the air.....something's happening. feeeed the fire...let it burn.

I believe it,I feel it,I know it,the creature returns.I feel the energy after interminably long time. All of you I wish a wonderful feast. Let us celebrate. Rosenthal

Also the fan driven website is well resourced Killing Joke - the last laugh and is being updated in 2001. There is also an opportunity to join a mailing list for Killing Joke fans.

Let remind us of the facts that Killing Joke released two of the finest albums of the 90s:

Extremities, Dirt and various Repressed Emotions - that was like Joy Division, Big Black and thrash metal (that they influenced in the first place) combined with the Killing Joke blueprint crushed into a molten breakdown of immense complex sonic power

then in 1994 Pandemonium - Killing Joke injected 3D vibe into their music that transcended their previous peaks the tribal early sound, the supreme melodic power of Night time and the intensity of Extremities..

With these two albums delivered more to sonic powerful music than any British guitar band in the 90s.

Killing Joke - I Honour the Fire. Bring on the new album.

With Tool: Lateralus and Killing Joke: No way out but forward go - both due in April.

What more can you ask for?

# posted by DJ Martian 11:56 PM
 

Proof that maybe not all Major labels A&R scouts are tone deaf and stupid? Have Cave In signed to Virgin? Not at the moment

Music website PRP have some rumours

Rumor has it that Cave In have signed a recording contract with Virgin Records. No official word on the matter has come down as of yet though.

Well on my blog recently I had hoped that opening up for A Perfect Circle in Boston, that Cave In's media coverage would increase, (mind you in Britain it is virtually non existent, apart from limited coverage in Terrorizer, and a few journos at Kerrang including Phil Alexander have supported them, that is it. )

The dumb ignorant and stupid clowns at NME AKA New Mediocore Entrails still don't know they even exist ! instead they support useless 15 minutes of fame rap rock crap, some of the dumbest and worst rock music ever made!

A Perfect Circle record label is Virgin, so mabe some executives at the label were blown away by the dynamic and exhilarating Cave in performance and they checked out the Jupiter album? Realized instantly that this is a band of supreme artistic ability and started negotiating a deal.

At the moment these are just rumours but they are surfacing on a number of websites!

The latest update IN Strife have contacted Hydrahead, Cave In's current label who state these rumours are not true !

If you require more information on Cave In

It does not surprise me that Cave In are connected with major label - they are still a young band around 21 with immense talent, if they stay with Hydrahead or sign to another label - I await the next Cave In album with great anticipation.

Of course I will update any further news on Cave In.

# posted by DJ Martian 10:37 PM
 

The Rough Trade Story

An interesting account of the Rough Trade story by Dave Simpson in today's Guardian: Top of the shops

The article outlines the 25th Anniversary of Rough Trade, including the special released compilation that I mentioned in my blog earlier this year.

Also mentioned the importance of Rough Trade in the distribution infrastructure of independent label music during the 80s in Britain.

And how much were The Smiths signed for? �4, 000 only !

also Rough diamonds
10 classic cuts from Rough Trade Records


and at number 1: The Smiths: The Queen Is Dead (LP, 1986) - Who else?

Including at number 7 the greatest album to come out of the capital city of Wales ever:
Young Marble Giants: Colossal Youth (LP, 1980)

# posted by DJ Martian 12:44 AM
 

Soma Records Profile

BBC Radio 1 Online have an interesting Soma Records Profile

you can also listen to the Slam Soma mix via real audio, that is the same superb CD that is available with the current edition of Muzik magazine. Tribal tech house par excellence.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:06 AM

Monday, February 26, 2001

 

Lemon D album - jungle artist new album on the way sez DJ Hype!

Another jungle artists Lemon D, also has a forthcoming coming out soon - April, according to DJ Hype on the Kiss 100 jungle show last night. The album is coming out on the R&S record label

However the R&S website is under construction, so there is no further information, unless you have time to check out the specialist jungle websites. See my links section at the top of this page.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:28 PM
 

Dillinja Album - Finally gets a release date

Dotmusic release schedule have news that fans of jungle music have been waiting for a long time

Dillinja - Dillanja Presents Cybertron (ffrr) released March 19th



# posted by DJ Martian 11:22 PM
 

The Brainwashed Brain: V04I07 - 02252001

Brainwashed Brain includes reviews of

ESG, "SOUTH BRONX STORY" - this was released last year in the UK, maybe in US this was delayed?

LADYTRON, "604" - and yet another positive review for Ladytron, who also scooped album of the month in dance montly Muzik !

# posted by DJ Martian 11:12 PM
 

Arab Strap - The Red Thread

Playlouder review the new album by Arab Strap -The Red Thread also released in the UK today.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:08 PM
 

Life Without Buildings - Any Other City

Playlouder review the new album by Life Without Buildings - Any Other City that is released in the UK today.

...but for those of you missing the experimental otherness that used to be de rigeur in the glorious age of post-punk...

I will be picking my copy later this week.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:03 PM
 

Splendid Reviews

Splendid Reviews Week of February 26, 2001

Nothing new on Splendid that stimulated my interest this week, although there is another positive review

Ladytron - 604

# posted by DJ Martian 10:58 PM
 

Etronik Frontline Issue 90

Etronik Frontline Issue 90 weekly information on electronic music includes

Steve Stoll and Front 242

Gaiden is a new side project by techno producer Steve Stoll and Patrick Codenys from Front 242.
Ep in Spring. Album in September


Rotters Go Haywire in London

Andrew Weatherall and Keith Tenniswood launch their new label, Rotters Golf Club on March 2nd at the opening night of their new London residency, The Haywire Sessions. Taking place at 93FeetEast, London, the club takes place on the first and third Friday of every month. The first night features Weatherall and Tenniswood, as well as J Stretch and Rick Hopkins DJing and a live performance from RGC artist Radioactive Man, while the following night on March 16th, will feature an appearance from Aphex Twin.

# posted by DJ Martian 10:51 PM
 

The Milkfactory: March edition

One of Britain's finest music review and music resources websites the Milkfactory has a March awaiting for you.

Album reviews including:

LEAFCUTTER JOHN
Microcontact
(ZIQ022) Planet Mu 2001
10 Tracks. 61mins14secs.


BLACWORLD
Subduing Demons (In South Yorshire)
(ALPHACD7) Alphaphone Recordings 2000
10 Tracks. 58mins41secs.
AKA Richard H Kirk ex of Cabaret Voltaire

VLADISLAV DELAY
Anima
(MP095) Mille Plateaux 2001
01 Tracks. 62mins02secs.

SURGE
Wreckage
(MILL087) Millennium Records 2000
11 Tracks. 49mins56secs
an album that combines electro and pop

TORTOISE
Standards
(WARPCD81) Warp Records 2001
10 Tracks. 44mins23secs

# posted by DJ Martian 10:43 PM
 

Third Eye Foundation: I Poopoo On Your Juju remix album

Third Eye Foundation remix album released today in the UK.

I Poopoo On Your Juju LP/CD

UK: Domino WIG(CD)91 (02/2001)
US: Merge MRG199 (02/2001) [CD only] -- may 22nd.

La dispute [3EF vs Yann Thiersen]
To describe you [3EF vs Tarwater]
Snuffed candles [3EF vs Urchin]
The wckw want to be abstract [3EF vs The Remote Viewer]
Push off my wire [3EF vs Chris Morris]
Damaged lemons [3EF vs Blonde Redhead]
Mute [3EF vs Faultline]
When I dance [3EF vs Glanta]

# posted by DJ Martian 10:33 PM
 

Aquarius New Arrivals List 108

Aquarius Records have another set of new arrivals overviewed, including

CLAYTON, KIT Live On Shortwave Radio

DEAD VOICES ON AIR Frankie Pett Presents The Happy Submarines, Playing The Music Of Dead Voices On Air

LABRADFORD Fixed :: Context

LADYTRON 604

MONTGOMERY, ROY Silver Wheel Of Prayer

SPOON Girls Can Tell

SUPERMACHINER s/t

this interests me

This record was quite an unexpected surprise. Knowing that Supermachiner is half of the band Converge, we were expecting some sort of hardcore metal mayhem, but were pleased to find something much more subtle, but still super ass kicking. Dark and shimmering soundscapes of fragile chimes and drones that slowly build into hypnotic and pounding tribal freak outs ala Neurosis, and break down into minimal post rock rhythmic workouts ala Godspeed. Pretty amazing actually.


TORTOISE Standards

VAISANEN, ILPO Asuma



# posted by DJ Martian 10:27 PM

Sunday, February 25, 2001

 

New post-rock Portal

This is new site that I have just discovered covering Post-Rock Bands, Labels & Media

Ambient-psychedelic, anti-rock, art-pop, avant-pop, avant-rock, blood music, dream-pop, drone-jazz, drone-rock, experimental-rock, minimal-prog, modern krautrock, neo-krautrock, neo-spaceout, new ambient, new avant-rock, new kraut, new psychedelica, noise-rock, oceanic rock, out-rock, post-grunge, post-modern, post-rock, pre-rock, progressive-ambient, space rock, stratmospheric, uneasy ambient noise...

# posted by DJ Martian 2:54 AM
 

Bomb Sounds On-line

An interesting and frequently updated jungle/ drum n bass website Bomb Sounds on-line

Including information on the knowledge Drum n Bass Awards, thumbs up to Ed Rush & Optical, Teebee and Kosheen all three who I tipped on this weblog to win awards.

Best DJ: Andy C
Best International DJ: Marky(Brazil)
Best Producer: Ed Rush & Optical
Best International Producer: Teebee (Norway)
ACUPUNCTURE award for Best Live Act: Reprazent
Best MC: Skibadee
ATRECORDINGS.COM award for Best Label: Ram
Best International Label: Vinyl Syndicate (Canada)
Best Single: Kosheen - Hide U
Best Album: Bad Company - Inside The Machine
Best Small Venue Promoter (under 1000 capacity): Movement (Bar Rumba)
Best Large Venue Promoter (over 1000 capacity): One Nation
Best Venue: Fabric
Best Newcomer: Kosheen


# posted by DJ Martian 1:22 AM

Saturday, February 24, 2001

 

Womb - London goth/alternative artists - forthcoming album

"Womb was born in 1996 a solo project of Greg Ferrari. The following two years saw Womb, mainly influenced by the sparse, minimalist sound of early 1980s post- punk and Gothic artists"

Side Line have news that

The London Goth/alternative band Womb have completed their recordings of the second Womb album "Spiteful Extractions". Womb is the solo project of Greg Ferrari. Live the band is supported by bass player Joanne Owen and Lloyd James.

Official Womb website.

NEW WOMB ALBUM COMPLETED.

The second full-length Womb CD is now finished. The CD is to be titled "Spiteful Extractions". The name is taken from a line from track 3, The Game.


The CD is due to be mastered shortly and should be available to buy during the Spring of 2001.

Hear Womb@Peoplesound recommended track, deadline. This track twists in dark atmospherics, ever changing, dark edgy vocals, excellent use of bass guitar and synth sounds.

Womb remind of obscure but brilliant 80s goth favourites of mine Snake Corps and The Essence and the more famous Virgin Prunes


# posted by DJ Martian 12:51 AM
 

Another new album and relaunched website on the way... Spirtualized

check back soon @ Spirtualized

# posted by DJ Martian 12:03 AM

Thursday, February 22, 2001

 

Liz Cocteau - A welcome return in 2001

I read on some obscure website, that Elizabeth Fraser will be releasing her debut for Blanco Y Negro in the spring. Her new life and music partner is the ex drummer from Spirtualized.

Keep an eye on the official website for Elizabeth Fraser that is coming soon for further info.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:42 PM
 

TOP 100 FORTHCOMING ANTICIPATED ALBUMS FOR 2001: BY THESE ARTISTS

Yep its another one of my forthcoming anticipated lists, this time expanded to 100

1. AndOceans
2. Accelera Deck
3. Anathema
4. Anyone
5. Appliance
6. Arab Strap
7. Arovane
8. Assemblage 23
9. Autchere
10. The Avalanches
11. Bardo Pond
12. Beta Band
13. Beyond Dawn
14. Boards Of Canada
15. Botch
16. Bows
17. Boy Hits Car
18. Kate Bush
19. The Chameleons
20. Chemical Brothers
21. Cyclefly
22. Daft Punk
23. Deadsy
24. Depeche Mode
25. Di Lacuna
26. Dillinja
27. Dillinger Escape Plan
28. Dimmu Borgir
29. DJ Shadow
30. Downer
31. Dredg
32. Echo & the Bunnymen
33. Ed Rush & Optical
34. Eighteen Visions
35. Emperor
36. Faultline
37. Fear Factory
38. Elizabeth Fraser
39. Fridge
40. Funk D Void
41. Futureshock
42. Godflesh
43. Gridlock
44. Haujobb
45. Hocico
46. Ikon
47. Katatonia
48. Killing Joke
49. Kosheen
50. Ladytron
51. Life Without Buildings
52. Lo Fidelity Allstars
53. Massive Attack
54. Meshuggah
55. Mesh
56. Mice Parade
57. Mogwai
58. Moonspell
59. My Vitriol
60. Neurosis
61. New Order
62. The Nine
63. No Man
64. Obeah
65. Orbital
66. Paradise Lost
67. Portishead
68. Stacey Pullen
69. Radiohead
70. Red House Painters
71. Rico
72. Rothko
73. 2nd Gen
74. Sicboy
75. Sigur R�s
76. Silo
77. Sirius
78. 16B
79. Skycamefalling
80. Slam
81. South
82. Starecase
83. Sulpher
84. System of a Down
85. Taken
86. Tapeworm
87. Technical Itch
88. Thorns
89. To Rococo Rot
90. Tool
91. Tricky
92. Ulver
93. Underworld
94. Way Out West
95. Will Haven
96. Violet Indiana
97. Viovod
98. VNV Nation
99. Void Construct
100. Zao

And there will be many more.......

# posted by DJ Martian 11:25 PM

Wednesday, February 21, 2001

 

Tool fans anticipating Lateralus! the most anticipated rock album of 2001

Due to the fact that this is music weblog, that gets updated and indexed by the key search engines regularly I have noticed I am getting a lot internet search traffic for information on Lateralus by Tool.

Like most Tool fans I am anticipating the new album, but unfortunately I don't have addditional information at the moment,
The only information that may help is what I published on Jan 31st on this blog

"The songs are complex, most of them are over eight minutes long and feature numerous twists of mood which are unlike anything else in rock music at the moment. There are spacious and melodic moments, surprisingly aggressive elements and a real emphasis on rhythm, and with an almost tribal, African flavour on certain tracks." ( Source: Kerrang)

The best fansite is Toolshed that has had over 2.6 million page views in December. This is your best bet for latest news on Tool apart from the official site.

I also suggest you take a look at these links @ UBL - Tool

I also recommend for more general news on innovative and extreme metal/ hardcore music you check out Lambgoat the best music ezine for this type of music on the web.

Who knows maybe Lateralus will be the first 10/10 rated album on Lambgoat.?




# posted by DJ Martian 11:41 PM
 

2nd Gen

Digital sonic artist 2ND Gen album, Irony Is - has been put back a week in the UK according to Mute Release Dates

Now March 5th.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:22 PM
 

Daft Punk

Radio 1 have a Daft Punk interview I have heard a few tracks off the new album on the radio very unusual, distinctive and interesting electronic music.

The new album, discovery is out March 12th.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:14 PM
 

Radio 1 Website - Gets a fresh new look

And mentioning the beeb BBC Radio 1 FM website has just been redesigned and relaunched.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:00 PM
 

Where did are youth go? pop/rock nostalagia on BBC Radio 2 !

The Mancunian Way

In this six part series MARK RADCLIFFE will tell the story of Manchester�s clubs and concert halls, its record labels and DJs and above all the bands that have enabled the city to keep renewing and re-modeling pop.

Although this covers a broad spectrum of Manchester artists, is BBC Radio 2 the right place for Joy Division / New Order, Buzzcocks, The Smiths, 808 State, Happy Mondays, Stone Roses, The Fall?

It is amazing how things have switched around, ten years ago Radio 1 was stuffed with boring DJs as Simon Bates, DLT, and Steve Wright - all playing MOR/ AOR/Mainstream rock/soul etc. Remember that prat Steve Wright getting annoyed by the brilliant LFO, and references to pretentious music journalists.

Now Radio 1 is a commercial pop/mainstream dance station aimed at 15-24 by day. Radio 2 I never listen to but have read articles and imagine this is similiar to what the old Radio 1 farts were playing 10 years ago.

As I am now 30, neither station appeals during the day Radio 1 is to lightweight and focusing on watered down dance music, pop, and crossover rock rubbish, and the BBC Radio 2 ethos of mainstream classic pop and mainstream retro rock is very odious and tedious.





# posted by DJ Martian 10:48 PM
 

THE END OF ERA... Trouble is IPC still have not learnt from the experience

Of course this is old news but an Irish writer, Eamon Sweeney offers his opinions THE END OF AN ERA
of Melody Maker, pointing correctly why Melody Maker failed music and readers under the stewardship of Mark Sutherland.

Now we are left with the NME, see my rant posted yesterday. On picking up the NME today words fail me, on the frontcover are a band called Hearsay who were selected on a national British television programme, Popstars. Hearsay are aimed squarely at an overtly mainstream audience, what are they doing on the front cover of NME? Whose daft idea was this?

You would have thought IPC would have learned from the mistakes at MM. Do they honestly believe that this rubbish is going to halt the slide of their declining readership never mind adding readers.

Do you honestly think that say a 15 year old kid just starting listening to Peel, is going to be inspired to pick up this weeks NME? with this rubbish served up? (ok maybe with the free bribe of a CD?)



# posted by DJ Martian 9:35 PM
 

SceneOne

UK website covering music reviews and interviews SceneOne

An Interesting approach as SceneOne gathers snippets of reviews from other sources. At the moment reviews for Tortoise, Labradford, Arab Strap and Pan Sonic amongst others.

# posted by DJ Martian 8:45 PM

Tuesday, February 20, 2001

 

T Power - breakbeat music

Playlouder, Review the new album by T Power - Long Time Dead

# posted by DJ Martian 11:32 PM
 

Katatonia album Review

Music reviews website, Satan Stole my Teddybear review the forthcoming album by Katatonia -Last Fair Deal Gone Down

Released March 26th.

# posted by DJ Martian 7:46 PM
 

Another Tortoise Album Review

Pitchfork review Tortoise-Standards

# posted by DJ Martian 7:36 PM
 

Ladytron Album Review

Pitchfork review the new Ladytron album - 604

# posted by DJ Martian 7:33 PM
 

Paradise Lost: - Update

metal is website interview Paradise Lost

The guitar sound on one of the tracks off the new album, Sell it to the World reminds me, of the brillant twisting guitar sound of Play Dead and Killing Joke, and also A Perfect Circle, track Magadelena.

Also good to see 5/5 album review of the Believe in Nothing album in Rock Sound. The album is released next Monday.

# posted by DJ Martian 7:24 PM
 

This years At the Drive in - will be Boys Hit Car

Dynamic rock feature Boy Hits Car

Official website for Boy Hits Car

Boy Hits car combine influences from Jane's Addiction, The Dead Kennedys, System of a Down, At the Drive In.


# posted by DJ Martian 6:33 PM
 

More Media Theory: on the British Music Press: surely its time to bring back the Cultural Zeitgeists?

Interesting article in The Guardian today Quick - smash up a hotel room

Why is Britain's music press collapsing? Could it be because today's stars are simply too dull for words? Garry Mulholland, who has written for most of the magazines, looks for clues

An interesting article that reinforces my opinions on what is wrong with the British music press, in particular NME.

It is my strong belief that the NME strategy of the cult of the celebrity is the wrong path to follow. I disagree with Steve Sutherland in the article, commenting about music writing in the past of the late 80s was self indulgent, and idealistic, and this was not appropriate for today.

That is what music is about Sutherland! music is not about some objective consumerist PR guide to music - all singing from the same Hymn sheet, like a Which guide tested for objectivity! but passionate, subjectivity and personal opinions ! bring back the cultural zeitgeists ! only then will NME ever became interesting in the future.

Sutherland asserts that the internet has changed things, yes it has, but look at how narrow and conformist the NME brats awards have became, take away the cultural zeitgeists and what your left ever but endless dull generic artists such as Travis, Coldplay, Oasis, Embrace, Robbie Williams, and how the hell did U2 end up as godlike genuises and paraded on the front cover with the equal cult of celebrity Oasis.. as if they were the most cultural relevant joie de vivre in 2001.. is completely lost on me.

Sure there will people who are innovators, music enthusiasts that pick things up quickly have magnets for good taste, have networks for connecting with interesting music, but like it or not the bulk of NME readership are clueless and gullible.

If media and systems theory both argue that a systems input influences its output, then by its very nature the NME audience has narrow limited options so the bulk of its readers end up liking the same outputs, i.e Badly Drawn Boy, Blur, Coldplay, Marilyn Manson, Eminem, Beck, Fatboy Slim etc.

There is still a need for talented and discerning writers to discover, promote and enthuse and guide others to intersting new music. Any music paper that does not recognise this deserves to fail both culturally and eventually commercially. As in the case of MM and Select, both had lost their way.

Sutherland argues that the internet is far for interesting method of looking for new music, but IMHo the NME's website is as dull as dishwater!

As for the NME redesigned website what a joke! stupid meaningless sections as indie, dance, soul, metal - have you seen the metal section it�s a complete joke, the same few names, who are the amongst the worst of the contemporary genre - as if they are the only ones they know.

If music is "cultural product" then give me two opinionated, knowledgeable, passionate cultural zeitgeists over twenty journalists told to rehash PR briefs to appease a dull corporate agenda of objectivity, conformity and commercialism - remember the NME is now in the business of selling CDs on its website. Its impartiality and independance has been destroyed, its ability to connect to music regardless of an artists existing profile, to reach out to inspire, to change has gone.

Lets get back to an agenda on focusing on music, passionate opinions and discovery of new sounds/ and artists. Forget the cult of celebrity and big names, lets drift towards the culture of the creative margins, embracing a wide spectrum of interesting creative music, just as do on my weblog..

There are many genres and artists that NME do not cover, take a look through my blog archives over the past five months. Links at the top of this page.

In Britain The Wire, Jockey Slut and Terrorizer are three bright spots, and the diversity of Rock Sound coverage is intersting if your look beyond their front covers. However I still want a better weekly fix of music magazine, than the pathetic agenda of NME.

Interesting quote from Rob Young of The Wire magazine

"we provide the kind of coverage you might have found in the NME or Melody Maker back in the 1970s, before it had been taken over by celebrity"

Yes, The Wire's coverage is interesting but it is a monthly publication, not a weekly one!

EMAPs new proposed monthly magazine, Kingsize mentioned in the article is an uttter joke, focusing on a narrow, uninspiring and disgusting sub genre that is rap-rock. I tell you it want last the year out.

These publishing exceutives at IPC and EMAP need there heads banged together, how dare they try and blame it on the music, it is the media presentation of music that is the problem. They are the problem ! It is the inability to seek out intersting music, their inability to provide space in their magazines to artists that are not high profile, they bemoan the lack of interesting contemporary artists i.e higher profile artists and feed off music icons on the past to fill their magazines. But they are the problem, if they are unwilling to give coverage to artists that are emerging now, then 2/3/4 years then they still be moaning about music, because they don't seek out and promote new talent.

There is a significant gap in the market for a weekly music magazine covering:
jungle, industrial, dark metal, darkwave/ gothic, electro-industrial, electro-rock, epic alt rock, techno, tech house, IDM/ experimental electronics, post rock/ spacerock, hardcore/ metalcore/ noisecore, progressive house/ trance, electro, breakbeat, ambient and many other hybrids and musical mutations.

i.e a weekly combination of the The Wire, Jockey Slut, Side-Line and Terrorizer.

Instead we have The NME in 2001 who seem to think music revolves around the drippy New Acoustic Movement, the dull Brit trade indie rockers, naff rap metal and the baffling obsession with overated rap music... and its probably going to continue with this dull format throughout the year..

The NME today is just dull as dishwater, boring covers, naff interviews, no ideas � where are the passionate writers with strong opinions and space to express them? Where are the lengthy analytical overviews like Simon Reynolds use to do for the maker? Where are the columns to find out what individual writers are listening to at the present, and to expand their particular favourites regardless of market size, to at least get some feeling of their approach to music � so you can develop an understanding of where that writer is coming from. ? Where are the writers that don�t all sing from the same hymn sheet? Where are the sound mavericks both writers and artists? One thing is for sure they are not in the NME !

NME the weekly paper is clueless, most of the readers are even dumber and the redesigned website is like a sterile news wire with no passion, or informed opinion, also the daft segregation of genres that reinforces cliche and conformity. Take a look at the genre pages and look how ghastly, sterile and shallow NME's coverage of music is.

Lets smash the cult of the celebrity and restore the Cultural Zeitgeists.

I hate the NME. Rant over.







# posted by DJ Martian 5:18 PM
 

Swell Maps: obscure arty post punk innovators

There is a new Swell Maps compilation out this week.

18 track collection of the more experimental side of the swell maps.compiled by jowe head and richard earl

Profile of Swell Maps on UBL.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:30 AM
 

Stacey Pullen - Vertigo Single

dotmusic review STACEY PULLEN - 'VERITGO' (SCIENCE) I told you it was sublime, on Sunday.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:14 AM
 

One last chance? The return of Echo & the Bunnymen

Back in January I stated the Bunnymen had lost it in recent years, but here is some news that will change that:

If one last chance, they have gone back for inspiration to the Crocodiles vibe:

side line have news

Echo and the Bunnymen have finished the recording sessions for a new 11-track studio album titled "Flowers". The album should hit the street on April 30th through the Scottish independent label Cooking Vinyl. Described as "a very guitar-based record", the material was produced by Sergeant and McCulloch with Pete Coleman

More information Echo & the Bunnymen

Look for a return to the familiar BunnySound of old, heavily sixties-influenced, with parts Velvet Underground, Doors and Marquee Moon-era Television in evidence. Will says the sound is very "Crocodiles", with the new keyboardist providing "weird" sounds. Stay tuned for further updates.


Look for a return to the familiar BunnySound of old, heavily sixties-influenced, with parts Velvet Underground, Doors and Marquee Moon-era Television in evidence. Will says the sound is very "Crocodiles", with the new keyboardist providing "weird" sounds. Stay tuned for further updates.


We have mixed 10, tracks at a studio in Brixton London called The Dairy. We have gone for a very guitar based record ( it rocks) with odd bits of trippy keyboards and macs chiming timeless vocals the mix features radical stereo sound as used by the Beatles etc, lots of hard panning and clarity and it sounds fantastic. The tunes are pure bunnymen ranging from the darkest nightmares to a jangley guitar pop, the overall thing is way cool and every one in the Bunnymen camp and record label think its the best stuff we have come up with for years (including me and mac).

# posted by DJ Martian 1:07 AM
 

The Brainwashed Brain: V04I06 - 02112001

This weeks album reviews at Brainwashed Brain

TORTOISE, "STANDARDS"

LABRADFORD, "FIXED::CONTEXT"

2ND GEN, "IRONY IS"

MOUNT FLORIDA, "ARRIVED PHOENIX"



# posted by DJ Martian 12:29 AM

Monday, February 19, 2001

 

Normal Service Recommences: problems with Blogspot yesterday and today

Problems with Blogspot at the weekend, blogspot is the free server host at the web publishing tool Blogger that I use to update this blog.

Problem with your blog*spot� site? Blog*Spot had a slight hiccup this morning. If you replublish your site, it will be there. Sorry 'bout that.

Apologies to regular readers.


# posted by DJ Martian 11:10 PM

Sunday, February 18, 2001

 

Stacey Pullen - sublime techno for 2001: new album out on February 26th

Stacey Pullen releases his new album Today Is The Tomorrow You Were Promised Today You can hear all the tracks on full length sample via real audio.

Stacey Pullen has released the finest techno track of 2001 so far, Vertigo (coming out as a single in March) sublime geometrical sound shapes that remind me of the way the Orbital track The Box built up, combined with wailing haunting female ghost like vocals.

This music has a strong emotional and spirtual vibe.

If you enjoy electronic music of any description, I urge you to spare 5 minutes a listen to the Vertigo track, you will thank me.!

Rant - having a go at the marketing of Stacey Pullen on the Virgin Raft website

For a major record company, the Virgin raft site could do with an update, there is no release dates displayed in a prominent place, no section for Stacey Pullen, How do you expect to sell your artists music if the promotion and marketing is so shockingly bad!

Surely the most important things to highlight on the homepage are current and forthcoming releases, leading you to further webpages on a specific artist. Do these people understand basic information design? I don't think so !

I found the Stacey Pullen information via the Google search engine which lead me to the raft sneaky peak

On the homepage of the raft there is no mention of Stacey Pullen ! you have to go to a more news section to check for further information, which leads you to this Stacey Pullen Talks About Time this is simply not good enough with the album due to be released in seven days time!

Finally at the end of the article is the confirmation I require:

'Today Is The Tomorrow You Were Promised Yesterday' will be available from 26th February 2001.

'Vertigo' will be available from 12th March 2001.

This deserves to be a top 40 single, but probably will not because we all know that that the British charts suck. Due to naff airplay selections on commercial stations and the BBC (during the day) also play a fair chunk of it too.

I hope Virgin improve the marketing of Stacey Pullen because this will be one of the key techno albums of 2001, and deserves to be heard by a wide audience.

This will appeal way beyond the techno purists, and would appeal to say fans of Massive Attack.



# posted by DJ Martian 11:16 PM
 

Fiel Garvie - An interesting new band from Norwich, England

Comparisions to Tricky, Cocteau Twins, Queen Adrena's Katie Jane Garside, Kate Bush, Throwing Muses, PJ Harvey...

Forthcoming releases Penny Black

Fiel Garvie : Vuka Vuka

Sounds like a band taking a roundabout route to somewhere wonderful" - Time Out This is the debut album of rather haunting originality from Norwich noiseniks Fiel Garvie. Originally conceived in 1996, Fiel Garvie were within a year achieving accolades such as Single Of The Week in Melody Maker for their 'For What I Love' EP on their own Foundling label. Two more singles followed and now they hook up with the Noisebox label (Magoo, Navigator etc.) for their debut album. Their pop heroes include The Gang Of Four, Scott Walker, DJ Shadow and Beethoven, but after a lengthy zig zag journey have produced an intriguing album of swirling brooding music, with warmth and texture, yet still with eerie dark edgy swarthes of sound.....delightfully difficult to pin down. Anne Reekie's coolly seductive vocals hint at the disturbing idea of The Cocteau Twins fronted by Katie-Jane from Queen Adreena, and tracks like 'Glass Faced Warrior' are almost spooky post-modern cocktail lounge jazz. All recorded on vintage 60s equipment, these songs feature off- kilter beats mixed with orchestral instruments, the guitars building a tension against the languid female vocals. Think Throwing Muses tunes with smoky PJ Harvey vocals and you'd be in the correct ward. Disturbing and dislocated but with a luxurious parallel pop edge, these minimal adventures, warm keyboards, restrained mellotrons all make this album worth investigating. For your information 'Vuka! Vuka!' means 'Wake Up! Wake Up!' in the language of Mbele, the dialect of Zimbabwe. Absolutely gorgeous digi-pak sleeve. Press by Razzle PR.

Bleedmusic feature on Fiel Garvie

Official website Fiel Garvie where you can hear the band.

Released March 5th

# posted by DJ Martian 11:01 PM
 

Drum N Bass: DNB Online

Another source for jungle news DNB Online

# posted by DJ Martian 9:42 PM
 

Pitch'd detroit techno

Weekly column on detroit techno at Pitch'd

# posted by DJ Martian 9:16 PM
 

Windy & Carl

Hear a track off the forthcoming Windy & Carl album, Consciousness, on Kranky.

# posted by DJ Martian 9:01 PM
 

Xpander Progressive House Portal

Based in the Netherlands, updated daily Xpander for all the latest Progressive House sounds. You know the progressive house sounds..Digweed, Sasha, Danny Howells, Tyrant crew, Nick Warren and Darren Emerson..

# posted by DJ Martian 7:50 PM
 

Rothko

Drowned in Sound review the new 7 tracker by Rothko: In The Pulse Of An Artery

Now released on 5th March.

# posted by DJ Martian 6:57 PM
 

Skycamefalling album: 10: 21

Lambgoat review the album by highly regarded multi layered hardcore types Skycamefalling: 10: 21

# posted by DJ Martian 6:49 PM
 

Splendid Reviews- Week of February 19, 2001

This weeks Splendid Reviews- Week of February 19, 2001

Include

Beat Synthetic / Self-Titled / Beat Synthetic

Comparisions to Joy Division, Synth pop and touch of goth

Hear a full track on Boombox

Tortoise - Standards

Chroma Key- You Go Now

Touches of influences from Brian Eno and David Byrne's My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, Pink Floyd, Trans-Am

Other Stuff Reviewed this week
Including

Shipping News / Very Soon, and in Pleasant Company / Quarterstick (CD)

Apoptygma Berzerk / Kathy's Song EP / Metropolis (CD)


# posted by DJ Martian 6:29 PM
 

New Music Weblog: ghost tropic

Another new music weblog ghost tropic written by a "rockcritic and radio presenter" from the Netherlands. There is also a good selection of links to independent labels such as Southern, City Slang, Kitty Yo and Tiger Style.

This is a good thing as most of the existing weblogs are from a US-UK-OZ axis.

Lets hope for more music weblogs offering different perspectives, where are the Swedes/Norwegians/Finns who have English as their second/third language? or indeed a music weblog from Ireland?


# posted by DJ Martian 5:48 PM
 

Progressive House Artists: Way Out West

As you maybe aware Way Out West lost their record deal, due to the fact their label deconstruction have been merged back into the Arist/.BMG umbrella and they parted company. This website is an unofficial Way Out West website, Nick Warren of Way Out West often posts messages on the messageboard

They are currently arranging a new deal with a new label, when they will release their second album: Intensify.

Latest news on Way Out West


# posted by DJ Martian 5:10 PM

Saturday, February 17, 2001

 

Appliance

According to drowned in sound Appliance the electronica post rockers will release their album, June 11th.

# posted by DJ Martian 8:39 PM
 

Drum N Bass Information Centre

New resource: Drum N Bass Information Centre

# posted by DJ Martian 8:00 PM
 

Kosheen

New Kosheen Fanpage dedicated to the freshest uk vocal jungle artist.

Looking forward to the debut album, in June?

# posted by DJ Martian 7:49 PM
 

Circulation Compilation Review

Clickmusic have collected a number of reviews Circulation Abstrakt funk theory reviews a mixture of tec house and electro.

# posted by DJ Martian 7:26 PM
 

basement-LIFE.com - an alt rock music reviews, news,forthcoming release dates and features site

basement-LIFE.com looks like a junior Pitchfork

# posted by DJ Martian 6:37 PM
 

More theory on the media...from Pandomag.com

A very interesting article at Pandomag.com a seattle based music website, that the pulse of new ideas and enthusiasm is now on the intenet rather than on the established music magazines Lester Bangs Ain�t Dead, He�s Just Hiding Out in Cyberspace - How the Internet Has (Sort of) Revitalized Rock Criticism, By Christian Hoard

Perhaps it�s no surprise, then, that a new generation of critics have sprung up not in print mags or even print �zines but on the internet, where thousands of writers who wouldn�t be allowed to hang out on the front steps of Rolling Stone (much less have been compelled to pipe up in their school papers or local dailies) have found their voice. The web, in fact, has fueled nothing less than an explosion in thinking, writing and rambling about rock music, debating the junkyness of its particular contribution to junk culture or the artiness of its contribution to art, gossiping about its purveyors, dancing about its architecture.


It�s no secret that fans don�t belong to movements anymore. They belong to special interest groups.



# posted by DJ Martian 6:00 PM
 

Unpop music ezine

Music ezine Unpop...because we say so

Including an Interview with synth pop artists Ladytron

Unpop links has some similiar band links to my webpage including: appliance, cave in, dj shadow, tool, tortoise and trans am. Also music resources, including freaky trigger and record label links.

# posted by DJ Martian 5:33 PM
 

music.com

Strange but I can't recall visting this before music.com a large portal on contemporary music.

# posted by DJ Martian 4:46 PM
 

When will they ever learn..we don't want their dull celebrity coverage of music

I agree with ON THE DEATH OF ROCK CRITICISM by Gina Arnold


Nowadays, serious readers of rock lit tend to eschew the factual-but-torpid prose of Rolling Stone and the pretentious attitudinizing of Spin, preferring instead to troll for information about new music in the infinitely less literate areas of fanzines, the Internet or college radio.
And that's a pity. Once a bastion of impassioned "new journalism," rock writing has in the last decade grown more and more sterile, until it has finally degenerated into a form closer to film writing, i.e., ass-kissing celebrity profiles and pre-release superhype of expensive projects
.

Media Guardian reports on the latest sales figures of British music magazines. NME sales 70,003, in decline by 8%.

Found via Music journalist.com which is an excellent source for news.

It is only when the likes of NME will ever increase sales, and holt the slide of losing readers is too recognise they need to move away from mainstream, and recapture the spirit of discovery, the special, the radical, the innovative, the artistic...look at this weeks NME and ghastly cult of the bloated big celebrity makes me sick!


# posted by DJ Martian 4:26 PM
 

New UK sound project:VoID CoNSTRUCT

VoID CoNSTRUCT

UPDATE: VoID CoNSTRUCT have just signed a contract with the UK Industrial label 'Cryonica'. The official release of 'Estramay Aleph' (including 4 completely new tracks) is scheduled for April 2001.

VoID CoNSTRUCT is a project blending a techno/industrial sound with more dynamic and ambient elements.

details of the album 'Estramay Aleph'

interesting influences page velvet acid christ to propaganda to sepultura to new order to swans to the the to hocico ! Yes I like this bands diversity.



# posted by DJ Martian 3:57 PM
 

A new academic study of the Sonic Aesthetics of Industrial Music

This is a well written academic paper that I highly recommend everyone to read The Sonic Aesthetics of the Industrial:
Re-Constructing Yesterday's Soundscape for Today's Alienation and Tomorrow's Dystopia


Paper for Soundscape Studies conference, Dartington College, February 2001

by Philip Tagg & Karen E. Collins
(Institute of Popular Music, University of Liverpool)

The Paper's scope:

In this paper we seek to explain connections between a particular genre of music and the attitudes of groups associated with that music in relation to their collective experience of contemporary society in the industrialised 'first' world. Since, for reasons which will become clear, we are unable to draw precise conclusions about the ideological potential of the music, its originators and users, we present this paper as a small contribution to our understanding of music's importance in the construction of shared ideas, attitudes and values in today's society.


This paper has a useful tool to analyse the qualities of contrasting music visions : Table 1: A comparison of Utopian and Dystopian Trends in Imagery and Sounds


Indeed looking at some of the Dystopian elements

organic shapes
chaotic/many layers/complex
monotone/percussive/noise
metallic/electric/analogue
messy, dirty
guitars
loud
echoes, hollow
sirens, death-knells, hisses, drones

Many of these elements were present in my favourite album of last year by Red Harvest: Cold Dark Matter, indeed I have directly used many of the dystopian terms in my analysis of Red Harvest, organic and complex multi layered music.


However the UTOPIA elements conjure up the sonic values that I find in Circulation: Colours

bright, day time, sunny
light
colourful: reds, yellows, bright
far-future/hyper-modern
simple, clean
geometric shapes
precise, distinct, crisp
electronic/synthetic/digital
melodic/harmonic/chromatic

CONTRASTS

So amongst my favourite sound experiences of last year I experienced both the PEAKS of Utopian and Dystopian Trends in Imagery and Sounds. Did you?



# posted by DJ Martian 2:57 PM
 

The Cocteau Twins: New Interview by Barcodeonline

An interview with Simon Raymonde that discusses the artistic music of The Cocteau Twins and Bella Union records.


# posted by DJ Martian 2:36 AM
 

Simon Reynolds's - FAVES OF 2000

Now being served up Simon Reynolds Faves of 2000

Up for discussion and analysis a wide range of music including

ISOLEE
Rest
IDM meets techno and house - any also a favourite of mine

SWAYZAK
Himawari (Medecine)
- i Am glad Simon likes this album too, this is where Leftfield should have gone after Leftism, a sublime pulsating album that constantly changes styles.

TIMO MAAS
Music For the Maases (Hope Recordings) - Some of it Simon admires.

RADIOHEAD
Kid A (Capitol)
ambient rock

PRIMAL SCREAM
Xtrmntr (Astralwerks)
. "What they really are is what Public Image Limited was supposed to be and for a while was--a floating collective organized the fluctuating vision of a non-musician with a good record collection and big ideas". sounds familiar?

Rock

Then only album listed is

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

-Simon states That at least is my rationalisation for the first appearance of a rock band in the Faves since Royal Trux several years ago.

Simon should experience Drowningman - Rock and Roll Killing Machine

and What about Isis, Taken, Trans Am, Neurosis, Turing Machine, Earthtone 9? All took rock music into interesting sound terrains.


Going back to the article

NO ROOM FOR DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES in PRINT MEDIA

Simon comments

I've been prompted occasionally to ponder: why do I do this? "This" being, essentially, a fanzine. After all, I write about music for a living; I got outlets, don't I? Actually, A White Rave Aesthete Thinks Aloud (name-change overdue, it gets more misleading each year as my interests re-expand) has become an essential sanity-valve for me. Seems like each year an ever larger percentage of my opinions are simply unsellable on the "ideas market" (sick joke) that is music journalism--being either too ultra-specialised/insidery, or too vehement/vituperative, or too pretentious/theoretical.


Which sums up the sad state of the channels of printed music media, there is not enough space for music analysis/debate to explore ideas, to expand to highlight what interests a particular writer, re music of a low profile that is intersting or new artists that are emerging. Take the Melody Makers year end analysis in the late 80s and compare that to the dull coverage of the last edition of MM and NME Christmas special.

If it is hard for a writer of Simon Reynolds standing to sell his ideas imagine say a young upstart in his early 20s trying to convince editors of giving them space to discuss their ideas, or indeed to become a freelancer in the first place if their music taste is more extreme, radical, different to the publications current flavour of the month.

It is my belief that many established journalists that write for these music papers have became staid, conservative, samey and unadvertourous and uninspiring of their choices see Pop N Jazz Poll as NYLPM and Josh Blog have mentioned how dull these lists are, to me these polls smack of the cozy smugness of conformity of your Q/Rolling Stone/Spin magazines and
Rock and Rap Confidential poll is even more off the same block.

These aggregated polls are a WASTE OF TIME, as they reinforce consensus of the over familiar, artists by nature of their high profile standing in music will get rewarded at the top of these polls rather than rewarding creative artists with a lower profile.

Take U2 for example 4 and 7 in these polls is an utter joke there is more creativity in thirty seconds on the Cave In album than the lumpen stadium lite rock of U2 in 2001.

If theses critics got off their lazy arses, opened their ears and listened to say any of these artists: Cave in, Red Harvest, Taken, Trans Am, The Young Gods, Avro Car, Tee Bee, Third Eye Foundation Earthtone 9, Lengsel, Two Lone Swordsmen, Zan Lyons, Moodyman, Klute, Drowningman, Cex and Circulation... come back to me when you have ... and I tell you all these are far more creative and interesting than most of the smug, dull dry worthiness listed in the top echelons of their aggregated charts(top 100 choices)

How many of these useless established writers listened to Cave in - jupiter or Red Harvest - Cold Dark Matter two of my favourite albums of the year for instance. I bet many of them don't even know they exist, let alone be in a privileged position to make a judgement.


SPACE TO EXPLORE AND ENTHUSE

Rather than these aggregated polls, I would much rather individual writers were given space to debate what interests them.

I may not be interested in a fair chunk of what Simon lists in his faves run down, but amongst his analysis there will be few things that interest me, to want to explore further.

MATTHEW HERBERT
Let's All Make Mistakes (Tresor)

KIT CLAYTON
Nek Sanalet (~scape)

Then there is also amongst the articulate writing of Simon's articles that enables you sometimes to see things from a different perspective, or see connections between sounds and different contexts.

The Associates

I can get inspiration not to see this as exercise of nostalgia for nostalgia sake, to be in a constant state of retro-isms but to gain inspiration from the previous intoxicating peaks, or perhaps certain sounds and ideas that are not particular prevalent during a year.

For instances show me album that was more lush, glamorous, epic and luxurios as the electro pulse and ambitious sound and song collages of The Associates - Sulk in 2000?

Simon Reviews the Reissues of The Associates

ASSOCIATES
Fourth Drawer Down
Sulk
Double Hipness
(V2)


However he does have NOSTALGIA OF THE YEAR: AMBIENT JUNGLE, but reading this Simon is actually hearing something that he missed out on initially, re Omni trio second album, which was totally different from this first album. So this is not really nostalgia is it? but a revisting of music to find something you did not pick up first time around.

TO THE FUTURE FOLLOWING A DIFFERENT SOUND AGENDA KEEPING YOUR OPTIONS OPEN

Simon states
Historically, it does seem that the Next Big Thing always comes from where you least expect it: from areas of music that are disregarded, despised, written-off.

From my perspective, my constant sound journey, I am always on the look out for music that transcends the conventional, that offers new connections, that sonically merges genres, because I enjoy music that mixes genres together.

During my internet travels away from many of the conventional established areas of music covered by the NME/ Spins of this world, It is my belief that maybe I will stumble on something startling and seminal that leads to a new genre of music, early on and report it here on my blog. With the Internet and the power of its network of writers, music enthusiasts and the diverse coverage of music that is available if you know where to look.

I am sure that I have more chance, sound judgement, editoral freedom to respond to change and new ideas than the editors and writers of the established music papers.

They are restricted and shackled to report the familiar, the known, the obvious, the popular for popular sake tied to economic and demographic concerns rather than the ability, space and freedom to explore the aesthetic, radical, new, extreme or different choices available.




# posted by DJ Martian 1:48 AM

Friday, February 16, 2001

 

The Young Gods: Second nature

Another review of this brilliant album The Young Gods: Second nature this time by an Irish website, Sortedmagazine.

Looking for something interesting to buy this weekend if you enjoy a mixture of electronic and rock based music, then The Young Gods intoxicating, diverse, complex and dynamic music is well worth exploring.


# posted by DJ Martian 12:53 AM
 

Dusted Feature

Rollo of Faithless released an album under the project name Dusted last year called: When we were young. This article by ICrunch interviews Rollo about the album.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:16 AM
 

DANCE BEAT: Basement Jaxx, Autechre, Mouse on Mars ...

Dancebeat section of Sonicnet has news on

Basement Jaxx Album, set for release June 26

More details on Autechre, Confield

Mouse on Mars will release their sixth full-length, cutely titled Idiology, May 8th

DJ Keoki's album Jealousy, will be released April 24 on Moonshine Music

# posted by DJ Martian 12:00 AM

Thursday, February 15, 2001

 

US Radio - NBX Radio Jukebox Jury

NBX Radio Jukebox Jury

The best records of all time, according to college radio music directors. There is also an option to sample each station, in a javascript pop up box.

The choices everything from Rush to Tortoise to The Smiths to DJ Shadow to Husker Du to The The to Refused ...

# posted by DJ Martian 8:57 PM
 

Etronik Frontline Issue 89 : Including Stereo MCs, Andrea Parker and Mouse on Mars

Etronik Frontline Issue 89
including

Stereo MCs

Stereo MCs album, 'Deep Down & Dirty' released on May 28th.

Andrea Parker

Acclaimed producer Andrea Parker releases a new mini album, �The Dark Ages� on Quatermass, release date tba

Mouse on Mars

avant garde German group Mouse On Mars put out their sixth album proper, �Idiology� in May on Thrill Jockey.

# posted by DJ Martian 7:40 PM
 

Neurosis Album

Lambgoat report a new album by Neurosis called

A Sun That Never Sets, due out in June or July.

# posted by DJ Martian 6:32 PM

Wednesday, February 14, 2001

 

The 80s electro synth pop revival continues first Ladytron ...now.. Barcelona

Reviewed by music ezine Bombast-xxx Barcelona

Barcelona..zeRo oNe INFINITY
(March Records)

John Peel has played a few tracks off the album recently.

According to Chunky this is due to be available as an import CD next week.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:54 PM
 

Hardwax - German record stores/mail order

Interesting music store Hardwax based in Germany.

HARD WAX is one of the world's leading dealers in the field of cutting edge electronic dance music, such as techno, house, drum & bass, electro, but also less club-orientated stuff like trip hop, dub and electroacoustic or electronic listening music.

Nice Links page as well to underground electronic related record labels.


# posted by DJ Martian 9:34 PM
 

Abstract drone sounds: Janek Schaefer and an update on Mice Parade - New album due this year

An album review of Janek Schaefer - Above Buildings, by Pitchfork.

Fat Cat Records profile on Janek Schaefer

This is on the Fat Cat/Bubble Core label, I have enjoyed previously fellow label recording artists: Mice Parade who released a sublime improvised sounds album called Ramda.

Bubble Core also state there is a forthcoming album by Mice Parade

Mice Parade - "Mokoondi" (CD/2xLP) BC-033

Also for the intellectuals out there Fat Cat Records have a useful links page including links to postmodernism theory at Fat Cat Networking Links

# posted by DJ Martian 9:27 PM
 

Funk D' Void - update and Slam

On the Soma label the new album by FUNK D'VOID - DOS

RELEASE DATE 19.03.01

An album that can only add to Funk D'Void's growing reputation for consistently producing top notch techno bombs, speaker phreak-ing house and stringladen soundscapes.

Slam

On a related note I read in the new edition of Muzik that Slam will release the much anticipated, follow up Headstates, in May.

The new edition of Muzik has a rather fine compilation mixed by Slam, covering Soma Recording artists.

# posted by DJ Martian 8:58 PM
 

That Simon Reynolds Article - on Radiohead and British Music.

Doing a google websearch look what I found REVOLUTION IN THE HEAD : Uncut Magazine, November 2000. By Simon Reynolds. this article written by Simon Reynolds, sums up the dire state of most of 90s British rock music, and suggests that Radiohead ambient rock was a welcome tonic in face of the dull generic conformity of most high profile British guitar rock.

I mentioned this article last Autumn, but as it is now been put on the web, I thought it would be useful to link to it, for the benefit of non Uncut readers.

# posted by DJ Martian 7:57 PM
 

Roxy Music Return

Is this such a good idea, the return of Roxy Music
Answer: No, its an nostaligic exercise, the ageing Roxy folk will not recapture what they once had.

Better idea... go listen to .. For Your Pleasure

# posted by DJ Martian 7:43 PM
 

Orbital

dotmusic have news on the forthcoming single and album by Orbital

You can also hear a track, 'Funny Break (One Is Enough)'

The album 'The Altogether' is out on April 16th.

# posted by DJ Martian 7:21 PM
 

Echoboy

Regarding interesting websites Echoboy update their website on a frequent basis, using a flyer approach. Look what famous pop star they are using at the moment.

It will be interesting where Echoboy take their music next as they incorporate so many music elements into their sound collages.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:48 AM
 

Zyklon - supreme artists of extreme metal - update

It has finally arrived Zyklon the New website. The New album. New extremity. New standards, but definately not nu-metal.

Just what is needed with all those ghastly dumb assed nu metal/rap rock bands infest-ing us with crap on the media.. about hybrid theories, the sickness, and muddy painted faces - marketed crap prepacked cliched rubbish for people who know nothing.

Zyklon set the agenda We're pretty certain that this site will set new standards for other alternative bandsites in the future.

Zyklon - The music... think about the hyper twisting sonic intensity of Red Harvest, Satyricon, Drowningman, Strapping Young Lad, Nile, Dodheimsgard and Voivod - and fuse that extremity together.


ZYKLON "World ov Worms" CD/ LP release dates
February 12th.

Who are Zyklon?

Zyklon was brought to life by Emperor's founding member Zamoth with the intention of creating a whole new band, expressing a more aggressive attitude. Trym (also member of Emperor) was soon asked to join, and the two have actually been working sporadically on rehearsing ideas and writing material since mid-1998. The basic line-up of the band was completed only in the beginning of the year 2000, when Destructhor (also member of Myrkskog) joined forces with Zamoth and Trym. With this line-up the band went through hard rehearsals and completed enough material for a full length album.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:22 AM
 

Depeche Mode - update

Depeche Mode a redesigned website, all tracks on sample MP3 downloads (not full tracks!), and the album cover art.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:05 AM
 

South: new website

The unofficial website for South who are on the Mo Wax label has just been launched.

South think psychedelic guitars ala Stone Roses colliding with more beats and sonic rhythms.

Remember - FROM HERE ON IN the debut album 26.03.01


# posted by DJ Martian 12:02 AM

Tuesday, February 13, 2001

 

That Petrol Emotion - Babble - given respect - twice

Drowned in Sound review That Petrol Emotion- Babble

Playlouder review the brilliant Babble album by That Petrol Emotion

I mentioned this album a few weeks ago on my blog, how TPE were part of my soundtrack as a 17 year old. I agree with everything Martin James, the reviewer states.

mosh yourself stupid to the anthemic agit-funk storm of 'Creeping To The Cross' and remember, there was a time when indie stood for something brave, creative and dynamic.

Indeed 'Creeping To The Cross' what a brilliant track this is, the way it builds up, twists and explodes with energy, the intensity of the loud drum beats and distorted guitar sounds the angry vocals as good as John Lydon on the Public Image track.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:44 PM
 

Delusions of Adequacy More Album Reviews - week commencing February 12

More album reviews over at Delusions of Adequacy
Including

Egon - Behind the Curtain "a progressive post hardcore rock band"
and
Arco - Coming to Terms

# posted by DJ Martian 12:06 AM

Monday, February 12, 2001

 

Tricky - What is up? Look who he has teamed up with

BurnitBlue.com music website has news on Tricky regarding details of the fortchcoming Tricky album. I am worried with who Tricky has teamed up with though - has he lost it?.

Will Tricky ever recapture the spirit and invention of his first two albums again?

# posted by DJ Martian 10:43 PM
 

Life Without Buildings - Any Other City - Album Review

The first of many good reviews for Life Without Buildings- any other city reviewed by Bleedmusic.

A few personal comments on Life Without Buildings

This is as good as British Alternative Rock gets in 2001.
Life Without Buildings = emotional art-guitar rock brilliance.
This will feature in many best of 2001 lists come the end of year.
This will feature in the Technics Mercury Music Prize Shortlist ..and may even win it. Remember where you saw this statement first!


# posted by DJ Martian 9:30 PM
 

FakeJazz Update - and another Aphelion

A number of new reviews have been updated on FakeJazz including

Aphelion - Zugzwang
(DeFocus)

Aphelion
detroit techno meets ambient space rock

This is the second artist going under Aphelion monker that I have mentioned this year

The other Aphelion is the ambient middle eastern inspired sounds by ex Cradle of Filth, Stuart Anstis.


# posted by DJ Martian 7:47 PM
 

Yellow 6 Interview

Fakejazz interview the sublime drone electronica post rock artist Yellow6 aka John Atwood who released the sublime Overtone album, last year.

An album that Bark Psychosis fans would enjoy.

Yellow6 are yet another creative artist ignored by the conservative British music media establishments, you know who they are, including the ENEMY/NME.

# posted by DJ Martian 7:33 PM
 

The Brainwashed Brain - V04I05 - 02112001

This weeks The Brainwashed Brain has reviews of albums, including

FRANCISCO LOPEZ, "UNTITLED #104" - It seems that there is no purpose to Lopez noise!

CHRIS CONNELLY AND THE BELLS "BLONDE EXODUS" - Chris Connelly Scottish born David Bowie alike vocals I agree with, remember the Damage Manual album last year, this album blonde exodus gets a positive review.


# posted by DJ Martian 7:21 PM

Sunday, February 11, 2001

 

Pelicanneck - This weeks new releases Week Commencing - Feb 12th

Pelicanneck mailorder store make your life easy by overviewing what albums/singles are released this week in electronica/experimental/lo fi etc scenes.


# posted by DJ Martian 11:57 PM
 

Katatonia - Update

The new Katatonia album, Last Fair Deal Gone Down.

Will now be released March 26th, (this is is the third date I have seen, but this is from an official source). An MP3 sample is available on their website.

This is one of the most anticipated albums in dark atmospheric rock this year.

Another interesting feature about Katatonia is that band members have a current playlist that changes each month, the lead singer, Jonas Renske for instances is listening to amongst other things at the moment

Tool
"Aenima"

Talk Talk
"Spirit of Eden"




# posted by DJ Martian 8:40 PM
 

Modern English - Update

Modern English

Modern English have signed a recording deal with A.P.G. Music. In March the band will enter the studio to make their first album since 1996's "Everything's Mad", with legendary producer Hugh Jones (i.e., the man who brought you "I Melt With You") Expect to see the new album and U.S. Tour this summer!

and don't forget that Modern English - Life In The Gladhouse CD ["best of" anthology] (4AD, UK) will be released on March19th

4AD website


Last year, "I Melt With You" received certification from BMI of its two millionth play on US radio. But as this consistently intriguing best-of demonstrates, there was always far more to Modern English than the new wave radio staple that has ensured their place in modern rock history.

Lovingly combining tracks from the band's early singles and their two 4AD albums this compilation also features comprehensive sleevenotes by Steve Malins, notes which conclude : "at last the best of Modern English's 4AD legacy is captured on one album and it reveals their unwillingness to settle for tried and tested methods; their flair for oblique, strangely uplifting atmospheres; a sense of adventure in the filmic sounds of their records, and a dry, black sense of humour."




# posted by DJ Martian 8:08 PM
 

The Chameleons - Update - Album due June

As regular readers know The Chameleons are one of my alltime favourite artists.

The Chameleons have a complete redesign of their website

The Chameleons - news flash

News
One-Off London Show Announced!
The Chameleons are taking a well-earned break from the studio to play a one-off show at London Shepherd's Bush Empire on Thursday March 29th.

The band will use the show to unveil more new tracks from their as yet untitled album which is due for release in early June.

The follow-up to 'Strange Times' is being recorded in a west country studio with producer Dave Allen at the controls. A single is expected mid-May.





# posted by DJ Martian 8:02 PM
 

Dimmu Borgir Album Review

Digimetal review the forthcoming album by Dimmu Borgir- Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia the Norwegian dark atmospheric black metal band.

Due to be released 12th March.

# posted by DJ Martian 7:33 PM
 

LOW - 'THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE' - another review

Dot music have a review of the new LOW - 'THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE' by music critic John Mulvey, normally associated with the NME/Uncut.

This is released in the UK, Monday 12th February.

# posted by DJ Martian 7:25 PM
 

New Edition of Knowledge Magazine hits the streets

Picked up the new Knowledge Magazine this week, the website includes some samples of the articles.

Welcome to Knowledge, the magazine for drum & bass, jungle, hip hop, breakbeat and urban culture.

There are subscription details on the website if live away from the UK. Knowledge magazine is well put together with the latest articles, reviews and news on drum n bass/breakbeat and associated styles of music.

# posted by DJ Martian 6:31 PM
 

Electroage News: Updated February 10, 2001

Electroage News has been updated for news relating to ebm/synth/industrial music. Including Ionic Vision's album "MachinenAngst" and a new Metropolis label compilation.

# posted by DJ Martian 6:18 PM
 

Discogs - building the definitive electronic music database

An interesting resource for electronic music fans Discogs where users can submite information relating to album reviews, record labels and releases.

We're on a mission to build the biggest and most comprehensive electronic music database. Imagine a site with discographies of all labels, all artists, all cross-referenced. It's getting closer every day

# posted by DJ Martian 6:01 PM
 

Grooves Magazine: The experimental electronics music fans Bible

I recently picked up the new edition Grooves Magazine

grooves is a magazine featuring experimental electronic music. grooves is not about floor-filling electronica mega-stars. instead, grooves focuses on lesser known artists, labels, and releases.

This is fast becoming the bible for IDM/ experimental electronics fans. A highly recommended read, you can subscribe online..


# posted by DJ Martian 5:54 PM
 

Funk D'Void - Dos Album on Soma - the first classic techno album of 2001?

Listening to the Annie Nightingale show on 1FM in the early hours of this morning and she played a brilliant track off the new album by Funk D'Void - Dos on the respected Soma Records label.

Annie was very enthusiastic and said this was the first classic electronic album she had heard in 2001, that you could listen to throughout the entire album again and again and keep coming back to.

Funk D'Void is the intergalactic gigolo and spacefunk ambassador of Soma Records. Since relocating to Barcelona two years ago Lars has been devoting his time to the completion of his second album 'Dos'. This aptly named opus is an aural experience of the highest quality and is due for release in February of next year. This cosmic collection displays the Funk D'Void sound perfectly, from atmospheric string laden soundscapes to bass-fuelled techno bombs. A great album from a great producer.

The Soma website has not been updated ! so the precise release date I am unaware of at the moment.

# posted by DJ Martian 5:43 PM
 

Splendid Reviews - Week of February 12, 2001 - New Discovery: Rick Bain and the Genius Position

Splendid Reviews - Week of February 12, 2001 Including

Echoboy / Volume 2 / Mute (CD)

Peaches / Teaches of Peaches / Kitty-Yo (CD)

Discovery of the week - Rick Bain and the Genius Position / Crooked Autumn Sun / Official


Rick Bain and the Genius Position sound to me like a more uptempo Red House Painters with an even bigger production combined with the psychedelic qualities of Regular Fries.

This is music that draws you in with its epic psychedelic qualities, sure I can hear The Doors and Pink Floyd influences but there is something else that I am trying to match up after a few listens ... its The Comsat Angels or The Underground Lovers or Talk Talk on The Colour of Spring or even Spirit of Eden in the use of the organ and guitar drones and orchestral atmosphere and the vocals and drone guitar sounds similiar to the first Regular Fries album or the Spirtualized last album.

This has definately intriqued me to hear more of Rick Bain and the Genius Position. What a grandiose name it certaintly suits the music.

Splendid "The entire album is a beautifully textured and monumental work."

From the track on the Splendid boombox - magic hour, I can imagine listening to the whole album on maximum volume. Indeed this track evokes definate Regular Fries vibes that they achieved on their vastly underrated debut album, Accept the Signal.

# posted by DJ Martian 4:58 PM
 

Gary Numan on the Peel Show: Live Sessions

Gary Numan appeared on the Peel show last week a special webpage has been put up and you can also download the live tracks via Real player. Most of the music played was off the latest album Pure although classic tracks such as Cars, and Down in the Park were wheeled out.

The new album, Pure is well worth checking out if you like electro-rock, it is in a similiar in style to Paradise Lost last album Host or the debut by Orgy, Candyass or NIN. Very confident and epic sounding, and by many accounts the best Numan material in over twenty years.

The album has recently be reissued with the correct cover art, the first batch of albums had the wrong colour scheme due to a mix up.

# posted by DJ Martian 2:16 AM
 

Omid Nourizadeh 16B: One of the UK's Leading Tech-House artists

Omid Nourizadeh/ 16B

Look out for a high profile DJ mix Double album out at the beginning of 2001on Hooj Titled "form and function" and a follow up album to 'Sounds from another room' that will appear towards the summer of the same year.

If you enjoy the music of Laurent Garnier, or Carl Craig then I highly recommend you listen to 16B- Sounds from Another Room.

I look forward to new 16B releases this year.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:51 AM
 

Next Issue of Terrorizer

Terrorizer - Number 87 includes Pan Sonic, Thorns, Crest of Darkness and Lamb of God.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:13 AM

Saturday, February 10, 2001

 

UBL Search Bannner - Search over 100, 000 Artists directly from this webpage

As you may have noticed I have added a new permanent link to the UBL, The Ultimate Band List that is now part of the Artists Direct Network, this is the largest database of artists on the web, over 100, 000.

This search engine banner link allows you to search for the following

Artist
Album
Song
Tour Dates
Record Label
Radio
Musician Resource
Retail Outlet
Magazine
Meta Site
and many others.





















# posted by DJ Martian 10:44 PM
 

Another 2000 Best of List: Almost Cool and respect for including the mighty VNV Nation

Almost Cool Top 20 Albums of 2000

selected picks

1. Sigur Ros - Aegetis Byrjun (Fat Cat)
2 Godspeed You Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antenna To Heaven (Kranky)

14. The Doves - Lost Souls (Astralwerks)
16. Third Eye Foundation - Little Lost Soul (Merge)

20. VNV Nation - Empires (Metropolis) - What an excellent choice

In Britain this was December 1999 release, but an excellent album that as I have said before deserves to be heard by a much wider audience. If you are awaiting the next DM, New Order, Chemical Brothers albums - and want something to listen to then go buy this album, tomorrow.

This is with out doubt one of the finest British electronic albums of the past 15 years up there with Violator and Lowlife. Shameful of the British media establishment: Radio 1 Lamacq, NME, Xfm etc for ignoring creative talent. You are now aware of them, so what is your excuse now?

Full Review of VNV Nation - Empires.



# posted by DJ Martian 9:16 PM
 

Alternative Music Magazine: Crud

Is it just me but in terms of web design Crud Music Magazine is very similiar to Icrunch

Crud Magazine is fairly typical in taking an overview of the obvious key alt rock and leftield dance acts ala NME & Playlouder in content, it also reminds me a bit of Select magazine.

Nothing startling or outstanding just reflecting the music scene rather than setting the agenda, but worth a browse.

# posted by DJ Martian 5:13 PM
 

Ambient - Ambient Visions

A useful resource site for ambient & related music Ambient Visions

Welcome to Ambient Visions, your connection to the world of ambient , new age, trance, techno and other assorted musical genres.


# posted by DJ Martian 4:50 PM
 

Mmm... Underworld

An interesting overview of the history of electronic artists Underworld so far, by Gridface, James Roberts.

# posted by DJ Martian 4:41 PM
 

Ruby Returns

Early 90s Indie veterans will known Ruby as ex-Silverfish frontwoman Lesley Rankine

Ruby is now opearting in a trip hop/ electronic vein and returns with a new album "Short Staffed At The Gene Pool on 23rd April.


# posted by DJ Martian 4:29 PM
 

Paradise lost Interview by Loud Planet

Get the low down on one of the most important albums to be released by British rock band in 2001 Paradise Lost Interview with Nick Holmes

The latest information available at the official website for Paradise Lost

Reminder
Album - "Believe In Nothing" February 26th





# posted by DJ Martian 4:02 PM
 

Elektrolink - The First Guide to Electronic Music

A well designed portal for electronic music Elektrolink

Including a useful Forthcoming Releases section.


# posted by DJ Martian 3:48 PM
 

Hedonizm UK mail order store

This is a new British mail order outlet to me Hedonizm based in Brighton.

Hedonizm Records is a UK based mail-order company specialising in the sales, promotion and distribution of electronic music... techno, house, electro & electronica. Saying that, we do not believe in categorising music to any great extent so to get an overview of our definition of electronic music please explore our site.

This is an excellent resource to keep update with new releases: Hedonizm last 10 new release listings, week commencing


# posted by DJ Martian 3:34 PM
 

Aboo's Top 25 Experrimental Electronic CDs

Allsound.org link to Aboo's Top 25 Experrimental Electronic CDs including EU, Pan Sonic and Two Lone Swordsmen.

There is also a useful Electronic Music links page.

# posted by DJ Martian 3:13 PM
 

British music ezine: Dark Star

One of the better British based music reviews websites that I found on my internet travels is Dark Star that covers electronic based music, from idm to industrial.

Including a review of the forthcoming release by Alphastone

# posted by DJ Martian 1:53 AM
 

Britain's most productive artist? Yellow6

News of two forthcoming albums by Yellow6

'music for pleasure'
12 track cd on rocket racer records
spring 2001

cd album
ochre records
summer 2001



# posted by DJ Martian 1:34 AM
 

Radiohead News Site

The official website can be difficult to navigate so At ease - a Radiohead news site is a useful alternative.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:20 AM

Friday, February 09, 2001

 

Etronik Frontline Issue 88 - including RSW & DJ Hyper

Etronik Frontline Issue 88 including

DJ Hyper

on his second mix CD, �Y4K: Deeper Still�. Released on Distinctive Breaks on March 5th, the CD is the first in a series of mixes from fast rising break beat DJs. Tayo�s selection features tracks from Bushwacka, Rennie Pilgrem, Meat Katie, Stanton Warriors and Plump DJs.

Renegade Sound Wave Return

Given the current healthy climate for break beat, the re-surfacing of RSW is more than timely, and they bounce back with a new mix CD, �Music For All Persuasions�, released on the acclaimed 10 Kilo label on March 5th.

# posted by DJ Martian 8:18 PM
 

Brainwashed Releases - Update

Brainwashed Releases have updated their forthcoming releases webpage.

Some forthcoming releases that I have not mentioned so far:

MARCH 19th

Windy & Carl - Consciousness CD/LP (Kranky, US)

Modern English - Life In The Gladhouse CD ["best of" anthology] (4AD, UK)

APRIL 16th

Autechre - Confield CD/LP (Warp, UK)

# posted by DJ Martian 8:06 PM
 

Allsound.org - Beautiful Sounds and Difficult Music - Updated Every Weekday

Allsound.org features jazz, electronic and experimental music resources. It is updated each weekday, like a rolling weblog, there is also an option to submit a link.


Allsound.org is a Slashdot-styled news and discussion forum covering the gamut of experimental, fringe and avant-garde music and sound. Allsound covers (in no particular order): Electronic music (in all of it's myriad subgenres), Free and Jazz Improv, New Music, Avant Composition, Sound experiments and installations, Noise, Out/Post-Rock, Tools and Gear, Aesthetics, Performance approaches, relevant Software (MAC, PC, and otherwise), Homemade Instruments, Circuit Bending, Broadcast/streaming radio and video, and more

# posted by DJ Martian 12:36 AM
 

No Man - Returning Jesus album

One of Britain's leading exponents of art rock No Man release a new album called Returning Jesus on February 26th.

Following an extremely long period of gestation and delay, No-Man's new album "Returning Jesus" (previously known as "Lighthouse") will be released on February 26th 2001 on 3rd Stone Ltd. (catalogue number STONE038CD, UK distribution by Cargo) and has a full running length of fifty-four minutes

The album is No-Man's most ambitious and timeless to date, featuring a more organic 'band' sound than featured on previous albums. The final mix has rendered it a lusher project than its predecessors on 3rd Stone Ltd., but also showcases the most airy and acoustic-oriented material the band have ever released. Uniquely and effortlessly combining disparate influences from chamber jazz and classical to experimental pop, and possessed of a singer-songwriter intimacy and intensity, "Returning Jesus" ranks as the finest achievement in the band's decade-long career.

The album is said to be in the free flowing vein of Flowermouth, phases of retreating into ourselves and trying to produce something we consider timeless and meaningful

# posted by DJ Martian 12:00 AM

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ALBUM RELEASE DATE INFORMATION

New & Forthcoming Music - Listings [More Links: bookmarks tagged: forthcoming
AOTY - Upcoming Album Releases Upcoming Releases | Consequence of Sound The 405 - Album Release Schedule Upcoming Album Releases - Metacritic This is Corrosion Upcoming Jazz Release Center
Metal: Metal Storm - Upcoming Releases

UK Music Distributors: Cargo Kudos Shellshock Southern
UK Online Music Stores: Coming Soon/ Pre-Orders Amazon.co.uk Boomkat Norman Records: Pre-ordering
US Online Music Stores: Coming Soon/ Pre-Orders Darla Forced Exposure Insound Siren Disc Future Releases

New Releases/ This Week [UK Music Stores] Boomkat Juno Records The Norman Records Weekly Update Piccadilly Records Rough Trade
New Releases/ This Week [US Music Stores] Aquarius Records Darla - New This Week Dusty Groove EAR/ Rational Music Forced Exposure Insound Midheaven - New Releases Other Music Other Music - New Release Updates Stinkweeds

2014 ALBUM RELEASES: 2014 FORTHCOMING ALBUMS
using rateyourmusic.com: 2014 Album Releases [Updated Regularly] This information is updated on a continual basis.

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Music Discussion: ILM Links: Tag: Music Discussion

Music Discussion: Diverse/Eclectic: ILM Rate Your Music - General UK Based General/Rock: drownedinsound.com MOJO Message Boards Rock Lists: Acclaimed Music Forums Ambient/ Berlin School of EM/ Space Music: Hypnos Forum Avant: Bagatellen Dubstep: Dubstep Forum Electronic: Dissensus We Are The Music Makers Forums Jazz: All About Jazz Bulletin Board Jungle/ Drum N Bass: DOA: Dogs on Acid Metal: .: Metal Storm - Forum Ultimate Metal Forum Progressive Rock: Progressive Ears * Progarchives.com Progressive Rock Forum Shoegaze: shoegaze forum

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Radio: UK: Radioplayer | UK radio in one place. Amazing Radio Chart « Amazing Radio Playlist « Amazing Radio Schedule « Amazing Radio DeadAir128 dirtyradio | music worth hearing Fluid Radio - Experimental Frequencies Jazz FM NTS RADIO Rinse FM Radio Magnetic Resonance104.4fm TotalRock Radio XFM London Ireland: RTÉ 2fm TX FM Radio Player Italy: Listen « PIG Radio USA: Cathedral 13 Links: Radionomy SHOUTcast Radio

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Drum n Bass DOA: Dogs on Acid Drum&BassArena Kmag
Electro / House / Techno DJ Mag hyponik Mixmag RA Resident Advisor XLR8R
Electronic Igloo textura
Experimental: a closer listen | A home for instrumental and experimental music. Avant Music News Brainwashed Cyclic Defrost Freq Headphone Commute Heathen Harvest 2.1 | Illuminating the Post-Industrial Underground Paris Transatlantic Sound and Music | We are sound The Squid's Ear Terrascope Online The Wire
Gothic: net goth org UK
Industrial / Synth Pop: industrial.org musicfolio.com Release Music Magazine Side-Line
Jazz: All About Jazz: News All About Jazz Dalston Sound | A music blog eJazzNews.com Free Jazz The Jazz Mann JJA News » Insights and updates from the Jazz Journalists Association Jazzwise Magazine LondonJazz Polish-Jazz BBC Radio 3 - Jazz on 3 Jazz Music Archives Crazy Jazz
Metal: Apeshit Avantgarde-Metal.com Blabbermouth BW & BK Decibel Magazine INVISIBLE ORANGES - THE METAL BLOG: MetalBite Metal Hammer The Metal Observer Metal Storm MetalSucks thePRP.com Terrorizer UltimateMetal.com
Music Reviews - Metal Chronicles of Chaos Metal Invader Metal Reviews Metal Storm - Reviews

Canada Based Music Websites Cokemachineglow .
Ireland The Last Mixed Tape Nialler9 State Magazine
Other European Based Music Websites: Chain D.L.K. Cool Music Central KindaMuzik Musique Machine
Scandinavian Music: It's a trap! Music Norway EN Nö MUSIC

London Centric: Delta 9 hyponik Prog rock and avant-garde gigs in London Promoters: Eat Your Own Ears ICA London Musicians Collective Lumin no.signal

UK Based Music Websites: The Afterword - Barcode - Bearded Magazine - Clash Music - CMU Daily - Music | Dazed - DIY - Drowned in Sound - Dummy - Echoes And Dust - FACT magazine: - GIGWISE - The Guardian - Music - Guardian blog - music - The Independent | Music - Kerrang! - themilkfactory - Louder Than War - MOJO - MusicOMH - Music Tank - Music Week - No Ripcord - Record of the Day - rock-a-rolla.com - SoundsXP - SUBBA CULTCHA - TLOBF.COM - Uncut - Xfm
NME.COM NME.COM NME Blogs NME New Music NME.COM - Magazine

US Based Music Websites The A.V. Club - Music * About.com - Alternative Music * babysue * Billboard * brooklynvegan * cmj.com | new music first * DecoyMusic.com * Delusions of Adequacy * Drawer B * Dusted * dusted in exile * Evilsponge * Glide Magazine * Ink19 * Magnet Magazine * Pitchfork * Best New Music | Pitchfork * PopMatters * Prefix * Punknews.org * ReGen Magazine * Scene Point Blank * Silent Uproar * Spin * Sputnikmusic * Stereogum * Tiny Mix Tapes * Under the Radar * URB Magazine

Music Reference: All Music Discogs Fast 'n' Bulbous JahSonic.com Metacritic Perfect Sound Forever RockCritics.com Rockdetector Rocklist.Net RYM Satan Stole My Teddy Bear Scaruffi
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