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Thursday, September 30, 2004


Terrorizer - 124 [October 2004] Issue

Details of the new issue of Terrorizer magazine, Converge are on the front cover.

Darkthrone to launch own label, the second movement of Anaal Nathrakh, and Terrorizer to sponsor Neurosis' solo European live date!

Breaking Faces
Zatokrev, Burning Skies The Art Of Burning Water, Abaddon Incarnate... Prepare for a new darkness.

Album Reviews
The Haunted, Isis, Cult Of Luna, Converge, Cradle Of Filth, Lamb Of God, Danzig... And those aren't the only big boys.

Live Reviews
Festival mayhem with Wacken Open Air, Bloodstock, and Hole In The Sky - featuring a one off all-star tribute to Bathory!



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FREEDOM FESTIVAL - October 16th - Wiltshire

TrusttheDJ News report

Freedom Festival announces new venue, date and line-up

PARTY FOR PEACE presents FREEDOM FESTIVAL announces new venue , date + additional line-up...

NEW DATE: October 16th 2004 – "The music won't stop til' ya drop"!
NEW VENUE: Larmer Tree Gardens, Rushmore Estate, Tollard Royal, Salisbury SP5 5PT


Money raised from this event will benefit the Willow Foundation, who arrange special days for seriously ill young adults .

More info @ Freedom Festival official website.

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Kultureflash Update Coming Soon

Message update from: kultureflash via e-mail:

We've received numerous emails asking us (i) if KultureFlash is still alive and (ii) when KF's 100th issue will be sent out.

Thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm. Unfortunately, we are running behind on our re-design, but we expect to send out issue 100 soon.


KultureFlash is a free, weekly newsletter covering happenings and openings in and around London. Each week we track down some of the most interesting and unusual events taking place in the capital and deliver them straight to your inbox. Featuring art, gigs, films, talks, clubs and more -- we are committed to bringing you an eclectic mix of the best of what's on in London

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Stylus present part 4 of their Brian Eno article series: Brian Eno and the Ambient Series, 1978-1982: Part Four

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Splendid review Radian - Juxtaposition

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The latest releases are reviewed by NYC's Other Music: The Other Music Update

Panda Bear
Akufen (Fabric Mix)
Musica Dispersa (Reissue)
Jaume Sisa (Reissue)
Studio One Funk (Various)
Brian Wilson Presents Smile
Harmonia (Reissue)
Talib Kweli
Wolf Eyes
Mick Softley (Reissue)
Galt MacDermot
Yuka Honda
Ramon Sender
Ilhan Mamaroglu
M.I.A. (CD Single)

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Playlouder interview Interpol vocalist Paul Banks.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2004


One Touch Music has moved to a new URL.

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GLAM-OU-RAMA a London Centric music community.

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Cardiacs are recording a new album.

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Stylus have more on Brian Eno: Brian Eno and the Ambient Series, 1978-1982: Part Three - Article

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Pitchfork review Panda Bear - Young Prayer

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Zero Tolerance magazine

Details of a new music magazine just launched: ZERO TOLERANCE MAGAZINE. Some direct competition for Terrorizer magazine.

Issue 001 onsale 25-08-04
Cover price £2.80
Available from all good newsagents: Larger WHSmiths, Dawsons News, John Menzies and Independent retailers.

Without fully realising it at the time, we've given you a Darkthrone exclusive, with news you won't read anywhere else for a while!

My Dying Bride
Aura Noir
The Great Deceiver
Vital Remains
Deviated Instinct
At The Gates
The Blood Divine
Electro Hippies


Martin Ives casts his beady eye over recent events within the extreme music world.
Nuclear Assault's Danny Lilker adds to the ambience with one of his many Zero Tolerance rants.'s Tyrone Pow teaches you a thing or two about leaving your mark on the world.
Live dates.

DARKTHRONE: Nocturno Culto speaks openly with ZT's Oliver Holm about Sardonic Wrath, their forthcoming Moonfog release (and god).
QUORTHON: ZT's Chris Kee pays a very special tribute to the man himself, and clears up some unanswered questions in the process.
BOYD RICE / NON: One of extreme music's most controversial voices proves you don't have to be grim to be black.
RED HARVEST: ZT's Alex S. Johnson gets inside the Internal Punishment Program...
PUNGENT STENCH: Alex Wank gets out of his chair.
CATHEDRAL: Founding member Gaz talks about their new best-of.
TEXTURES: Dutch prodigies in their first UK magazine feature.
ACT OF GODS: French death metallers on the virtues of being brutal.
INSISION: ZT's Sarah Bennett catches up with frontman Carl on their UK date with Suffocation.
ELENIUM: Do keyboards and death metal mix? In this band's case, we think so.
DETRIMENTUM: UK death metal underdogs go overground for Zero Tolerance.

Beef Conspiracy, Sol Axis, Nebukadnezza, Necrosadistic Goat Torture and Abgott are given the once over by ZT's Alex de Moller.

ABIGOR: Austrian black metal legend's Peter K reminisces about the band's past and what the future holds.

Graspop fest, Supersonic fest and Mantas reviewed.

DAMN THE MACHINE: Where did they go?

13 pages of what you should and shouldn't miss release wise, according to the Zero Tolerance panel.

DAMN AND BLAST: With Derek Roddy. Hate Eternal's skinsman joins us with the first of his regular lessons and Q&A sessions.
HOME RECORDING: Pt1 in a 'dummies guide' to recording on your computer.
A PEACEVILLE LIFE: The inside story on the birth of Peaceville Records.

With Ewigkeit's Mr Fog.

coming up:


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Tuesday, September 28, 2004


mp3 music blog to check: last sound of summer

# posted by DJ Martian 10:52 PM

U2 Album Front Cover have the front cover of the new U2 album - looking particularly smug, aren't they?

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Rod Stewart and Siouxsie Sioux to replace John Peel !

Ha, this is barking mad: John Peel is going on his holidays soon and Rod Stewart will be a guest presenter ! why? also the wonderful and fun Siouxsie Sioux will be presenting.

Two weeks of guest presenters coming soon including Rod Stewart and Siouxsie Sioux - send in your questions now!

More info @ Radio 1 website:

From October 19th a succession of music savvy celebs will be piloting the Peel studio. The full exciting line up will be unveiled soon and the first names we can reveal are Rod Stewart and Siouxsie Sioux.

# posted by DJ Martian 10:06 PM

Scanner and Colin Newman involved in Githead project

PostEverything profile 'HeadGit' by Githead on [swim~]:

GITHEAD 25 Oct 2004
WM34 [CD]

Githead are - Malka Spigel, Robin Rimbaud (Scanner) & Colin Newman.

Githead are very new, yet in their short existence have managed to craft a style which is both original yet accessible. Combining rhythmic toughness with interweaving guitars, insistently funky basslines with deadpan vocals.

HeadGit is their debut, self titling, release 6 tracks which can serve as both an introduction to the band and a taster for their first album planned for early 2005.

Swim is also making a special gift offer available only with this release, and only through PostEverything. Each order will be shipped with a copy of Malka’s 1998 classic album My Pet Fish (we charge postage only for these). Amongst other things this album features a collaborative track with Robin which may very well be viewed as Githead mk I in hindsight…


# posted by DJ Martian 9:43 PM

Throbbing Gristle - Mixing It

Advance notification of the next Mixing It show: Mixing It - 1 October 2004

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall talk to Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti of pioneering industrial group Throbbing Gristle about their new collaboration, Carter Tutti.

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Mary Anne Hobbs on the Breezeblock mentioned that a new album from Yellotone on Ai Records is on the way.

Ai Records are building up an international reputation for their esteemed electronic music, in particular Claro Intelecto and this will continue when the Yellotone album is dropped.

Yellotone will have a live laptop slot on Nick Luscombe's Flo-motion show on Xfm this coming Sunday, October 3rd.

# posted by DJ Martian 9:18 PM

Seed Records 4th Birthday

Seed Records have 2 events @ Aldwych Disused Tube Station in London to celebrate their 4th birthday:

Friday 12th November

Apparat (shitkatapult)
Ardisson (seed/no immortal)
Bell 03 (electronic desert)
Cold Fusion Mafia (seed/fuel)
Digitonal (seed/toytronic)
Dj Required (seed)
Jan Andersson
Jazzfinger (seed/traqueto)
Jim Backhouse (Resonance FM/Kosmiche)
Le Petit Orb
MoQ (seed)
Ola Bergman (newspeak/skam)
Rob Hall (gescom/skam)
[snyzch]! (seed/fruitbat)
Stendec (expanding)
The Doubtful Guest (seed)
Tomp (warp)

+ very, very special guest dj

Saturday 13th November

Alec Doherty (spoken volumes)
B12 (warp)
Cursorminer (seed/lo/uncharted audio)
Fil OK aka Atomizer (nag nag nag/international deejay
John Power (kinky voodoo/furthur)
Kone R (uncharted audio)
Mark Pritchard (global communications/jedi knights)
Maximo Park (warp)
Nitzan (hoxton underground)
Paul B Davis (beige/wobblyhead)
Seed Dj's
Snapmouth (seed)
Sun Ov (frenchbloke & son)

+ very special guest live act

WANG featuring:
Mark Broom (pure plastic)
Kansas City Prophets (seed/control tower)
Electro Elvis & Lula (wang)
George "The Skull" Hull (wang)
Ed Chaimberlain (basslogic)

More Details:
Aldwych Disused Tube Station
Surrey St. / The Strand, London W1

# posted by DJ Martian 8:45 PM

Announced: Avanto :: Helsinki Media Art Festival 2004

Avanto Helsinki Media Art Festival is Finland's annual event of non-conformist audiovisual art. The fifth Avanto will take place on November 18-21 2004. The detailed schedule will be announced on our expanded website in late October

The most famous name on the performers list is Alec Empire.

# posted by DJ Martian 6:47 PM

Artrocker launches weekly rock mag

Playlouder have news of a new weekly music magazine from Artrocker

The magazine, to be called 'Artrocker', funnily enough, will have an initial launch next Monday, October 4th. It will be available through Vital in independent record shops, some fashion emporia, and additionally will be sold on the streets - with sellers getting to keep all proceeds. Make dollar and learn! After an initial four-week period, Artrocker will go weekly from November 1st.

Artrocker website.

Well virtually anything will be better than the clueless and useless NME, however Artrocker is very much of the old skool local fanzine approach. This means their music coverage concentrates on rock bands on independent labels/ or upcoming unsigned bands. The Artrocker approach is high on local enthusiasm but lacks quality control and music diversity is an alien concept to these indie rock rodents. Artrocker is most likely appeal to scruffy gig going 17 - 25 year old types in large cities in the UK.

If Careless Talk Costs Lives/ Plan B are accused of being too rockist, the artrocker types wear it as a badge of pride.

# posted by DJ Martian 5:36 PM

Fabric 19 - Andrew Weatherall

This ILM thread has tracklisting info on Fabric 19 - Andrew Weatherall

1- Sexual Harrassment: “I need a freak”
2- The Egyptian Lover: “Freak-a-holic”
3- Kango’s Stein Masiv: “M/S Langara (Syntax Erik remix)”
4- I :Cube: “Freez”
5- DJ T: “Time out (acid dub)”
6- Tomboy: “Nummer it”
7- Delon and Dakan: “Dunufus”
8- Jesper Dählback: “Robot dance”
9- Mark Romboy vs. Booker Shade: “Every day of my life (Martin Landsky rmx)”
10- Metope: “Second skin”
11- German Broadcasters: “Machine”
12- Emperor Machine: “Bloody hell”
13- Black Devil Disco Club: “Timing, forget the timing (Kerrier District remix)”
14- Villalobos: “Dexter (2 Lone Swordsmen rmx)”
15- Technova: “Atmosphere”
16- Miwon: “Brother mole (John Tejada remix)”
17- Abe Duque: “It moved me”

This will be released November 15th in the UK.

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Later with Jools Holland

BBC 2's Later is to return with a new autumn series on October 15th. Yet more mostly dull music is coming to a TV screen near you soon:

Later with Jools Holland returns on October 15th with Robbie Williams, Green Day & Elvis Costello among the guests

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This week's flavourpill LONDON a weekly email magazine covering music, art, and cultural events

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Stylus on Brian Eno [Part 2]: Brian Eno and the Ambient Series, 1978-1982: Part Two - Article

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U2 Reveal Album Track List

Billboard report the full tracklisting for upcoming U2 album: U2 Sets Track List, 'Vertigo' Explodes At Radio

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Intuitive Music report the news of a Dead Can Dance reunion: Dead Can Dance New Album and Tour Plans?

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Monday, September 27, 2004


TrusttheDJ album of the week is Kiki - Run With Me

With his influences ranging from Kiss and David Bowie to the Sisters Of Mercy and hip hop, Kiki’s clearly been listening to the right mentors, and has absorbed their influences then regurgitated them in his own distinctive way.

Run With Me is out now on Ellen Alien’s Bpitch Control Records and is a definite contender for Album of the Year. Highly recommended.

Rating: 10/10

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The latest One World show featuring: DJ Pathaan + Joe Davies is now available on Listen Again.

» One World

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BBC NEWS report Virgin seeks slice of net music

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Playlouder have the latest The Flaming Lips news: Wayne Coyne on new Lips LP!

The Flaming Lips forthcoming album is tentatively titled: 'At War With the Mystics' is due mid 2005.

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Junkmedia interview Tim Hecker


Montreal resident Tim Hecker attracted initial attention with his releases under the alias Jetone, Autumnmonia (Pitchcadet, 2000) and Ultramarin (Force Inc., 2001). But Hecker eventually stripped himself of the Jetone moniker and its associated "organic techno" style in order to concentrate on a more abstract and fluid form of dramatic soundscaping under his own name. While Fennesz and Oval are oft-cited reference points, Hecker's ecstatic slabs of textured noise carve out unique stylistic territory. Following Haunt Me Haunt Me Do It Again (Alien8, 2001) and the EP My Love Is Rotten To The Core (Alien8, 2002), Hecker released Radio Amor (Mille Plateaux), one of 2003's most memorable and conceptually satisfying releases.

Fall 2004 now brings the release of Mirages, a thoroughly credible if less overtly referential follow-up issued on Alien8's sub-label Substractif. Hecker, an M.A. graduate in Political Theory from Concordia University and a key figure within a burgeoning Montreal music community that includes MUTEK, Constellation, and Alien8, spoke with Junkmedia on the eve of the new album's release.

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Stylus Magazine on Brian Eno: Brian Eno and the Ambient Series, 1978-1982: Part One - Article

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Pitchfork review Interpol - Antics

Other reviews for Interpol - Antics: Junkmedia and Playlouder and Splendid and Stylus

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This week's new releases @ Fopp

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All About Jazz review Auden Kleive - Generator X

Personnel: Arve Henriksen - Trumpet; Christian Wallumrød - Rhodes, Prophet VS; Ståle Storløkken - Minimoog, Prophet T8, Emulator III; Jan Bang - Live Sampling (tracks 2&5); Auden Kleive - Drums, Keys, Vocals

Generator X can in many ways be seen as an extension of the timbres and sense of musical experimentation found in mid-'70s Miles Davis or early Weather Report, whilst combining this with many thoroughly modern elements to create a sound world not really found anywhere else.

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Music critic, Tom Hull has updated his Music Year 2004 set of lists.

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Sunday, September 26, 2004


Resonant Records Showcase, London October 2nd

Icelandic artist Stafraen Hakon will be appearing at the RoTa SESSIONS next Saturday afternoon as part of a Resonant Records Showcase


(21 Notting Hill Gate, W11 tel: 020 7460 4459)
ROUGH TRADE shops weekly Saturday afternoon get-together continues in
2004 with the following line-ups... Doors 4-8pm As always, it's FREE!
October 2nd
Resonant Records Showcase featuring:

» Stafraen Hakon
» Dialect
» Souvaris

Source: Rough Trade e-mail newsletter

More info on these artists @ Resonant

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Brooks - Red Tape

Brooks is Album of the Week @ Rough Trade Shop.

============ album of the week============

Brooks - Red Tape

Brooks has taken some minimal detroity techfunk music, shaken it hard, added some Lord Byron, a dash of herbert-esque glitchtronics, a soupcon of Berlin gay club culture and a pinch of industrial machinery, then squeezed some sex juice over the whole lot and come up with a fat album full of dirty dancefloor jams. it's also an exotic english electronic pop album that roxy music or soft cell would have made had they heard outkast, and one of the best electronic albums of 2004. on soundslike.

Source: Rough Trade weekly e-mail newsletter.

A track: Bedbugs from this album was played on Mixing It reminded me of Disco Inferno and early New Order.

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FRIEZE MUSIC - a 3 day music event in London

News of a 3 day event in London, Frieze Music 2004

Frieze Music 2004 is a three-day event in October which aims to bring together an eclectic range of musicians and artists at the edges of pop music culture. Organised by Eat Your Own Ears, musician Steve Mackey and Dan Fox, associate editor of frieze magazine, the music programme runs in conjunction with the Frieze Art Fair, an event featuring 150 of the most dynamic contemporary art galleries in the world showing over 1000 of the most exciting artists working today. The music event, which will be hosted in three venues across London on consecutive nights between 16th – 18th October, culminates with a Franz Ferdinand present The Chateau evening at the Scala where the Scottish 4 piece will curate an evening of music of their choice.

Saturday 16th October

Live - Whitey, Jack to Jack, Shit and Shine
Riot Season djs,
1-2-3-4 records djs,
Domino djs
EYOE djs
plus special guests

The Electrowerkz, 7 Torrens Street, EC1, Angel Tube T. 0207 837 6419
Doors 9pm Tickets £8.50

Sunday 17th October

Live - Bobby Conn, Les Georges Leningrad, I-Monster, Beastellabeast
Richard X Presents Black Melody,
Cornershop djs
Horseglue djs,
Rough Trade Counter Culture djs
Trunk Records djs

The End, 16a West Central Street, London, WC1 (Tottenham Court Road Tube)
T. 0207 419 9199
9pm - 2am Tickets £10

Monday 18th October

Franz Ferdinand present The Chateau featuring live acts and djs to be announced soon

Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, London, N1 9NL T. 0207 833 2022
Doors 7pm Tickets £8


All tickets available from:, T. 08700 600 100,, T.0870 120 1149
NME Ticket Line T. 0870 1 663 663,
Rough Trade, Covent Gd, WC2H T. 0207 240 0105
Rough Trade, Talbot Road T. 0207 229 8541
and at the Frieze Art Fair, Regents Park (15th - 18th October)

Info: -

Saturday 16th October

The Electrowerkz, Angel
» Whitey
'Gorgeous, throbbing synthetic leather 'n' shades dragged screaming into the 21st century'; - i-D
'a krautrock classic, it's a monster truck driver of a record' - Jonny Slut
Recent remix projects include Kylie Minogue, Soulwax and Chromeo.

» Jack to Jack
are internationally acclaimed artist Mark Leckey (recent exhibitions include 'Meeting at Conway Hall', London; Manifesta 5, San Sebastian; Gavin Brown's enterprise, NYC; Migros Museum, Zurich, and the performance 'Big Box Statue Action at Tate Britain, 2003), Steve Claydon (artist, founder member of Add N to X, and musician with Relaxed Muscle) and Kieron Livingstone. Together they create a grinding, frenetic all out audio-visual assault on the senses.

» Shit and Shine
unleash an all-over-the-map genre-smash of avant-grind, post-core-pre-punk, Euro-pop action. Strange, fucked up, and nerve-bakingly lovely... Somewhere between early Butthole Surfers, PIL, Napalm Death, Merzbow, early Melvins, Mainliner, Serge Gainsbourg and Beach Boys...

» Riot Season djs
Shit and Shine's play a mix of fucked up but dance floor friendly rock and roll, new wave and white labels.

» 1-2-3-4 records djs
Expect a mix of white labels from this fast growing London based label run by Sonic Mook promoter and old school veteran Sean Mclusky.

» Domino djs and EYOE djs
play a forward thinking set of electro, electronica, rock and roll and even nu- folk!

plus special guests


Sunday 17th October

The End

» Bobby Conn
plays an energetic solo live set of songs that will make you want to bang your head to, shake your fist to and dance along to... with its disco guitar wah, Prince like funk, pounding huge beats and driving strings over Bobby Conn's T-Rex esq vocals and sexually-charged Iggy Pop like stage presence. BOBBY CONN “filters the maddest excesses of ‘70’s rock, glam and disco through the mind of a natural punk - NME

» Les Georges Leningrad
described on their press kit as a three-headed monster who perform "petrochemical rock," Les Georges Leningrad are Montreal's most notorious post-punks and are much beloved for their over the top stage shows and unique take on various genres including no wave, punk and electro sounds - think suicide, sonic youth, scratchy guitars, riot grrrl, no wave, world domination and more.

» I-Monster
the team behind the tune 'Daydream In Blue' play a rare London show airing their new album of electro-exotica, boyish melancholy and repeated vocal mantras, plus jerky beats and bleepy atmospheric pop.

» Richard X Presents Black Melody
The bootleg king and pop producer of Liberty X, Rachel Stevens and the Sugababes plays a cut and paste mix from his vast collection of electro, electronica and unheard white labels from his label Black Melody.

» Cornershop
Following their acclaimed single "Topknot', Cornershop's Ben Ayres takes time out from finishing their forthcoming album to play an eclectic mix of music that relects their entirely original mixture of beats, melodic charm and infectious good humour.

» Horseglue showcase featuring Beastellabeast
The label that first introduced Selfish C**t to the world present a live set from the mighty Beastellabeast.

» Trunk Records djs
delve into their crate of obscure musical curios, from the Clangers soundtrack to their Dirty Fanmail series.

» Rough Trade Counter Culture djs
playing what's hot from the shop in any and every style.


Monday 18th October

The Scala
Almost one year after Franz Ferdinand presented their legendary night The Chateau at the The Electrowerkz in 2003 as part of their label Domino's 10th Anniversary they have since won the Mercury Music prize, sold millions of records and are slowly taking over the world with their addictive angular art school guitar pop. Tonight however they curate a line up of live acts and djs that they are friends with and that have inspired them. the full line up will be announced very soon....

Source: Rough Trade Shops newsletter e-mail

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The Brainwashed Brain V07I37 - 09192004

The latest The Brainwashed Brain features reviews of:

Devendra Banhart - Nino Rojo
Young God

Mastodon - Leviathan

The Fucking Am - Gold
Drag City

The Arcade Fire - Funeral

The Opus - Breathing Lessons
Mush Records

Encre - Flux
Clapping Music

Two Lone Swordsmen - From The Double Gone Chapel

Auburn Lull - Cast From The Platform

Anna Domino - Dreamback - The Best Of

Radioinactive And Antimc - Free Kamal
Mush Records

Various Artists / Grime

# posted by DJ Martian 10:42 PM

New Roots Manuva Album

Brainwashed Releases list a forthcoming album from Roots Manuva titled: Awfully Deep

Roots Manuva - Awfully Deep CD/LP (Big Dada/Ninja Tune, UK)

This website: Whistle Blow suggests an early 2005 release date for this album.

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Key new album releases for September 20th [A more detailed release listing including other new releases, compilations and reissues - can be found further up this webpage.]

Aereogramme - Seclusion (Undergroove) EP
[A]Pendics Shuffle - Smooth Hair (Proptronix)
The Azoic - Illuminate (Nilaihah Records)
Steve Bernstein - Diaspora Hollywood (Tzadik) [US Release]
Seth P. Brundel - Devil's Pawn (Aesthetics)
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus (Mute)
Converge - You Fail Me (Epitaph)
Decal - Release Through Velocity (Satamile)
Julian Fane - Special Forces (Planet µ)
Far Corner - Far Corner (Cuneiform) [US Release]
Grails - Red Light (Neurot)
Mats Gustafsson & Sonic Youth - Hidros 3 To Patti Smith (STS)
Oliver Hacke - Subject Carrier (Trapez)
Charlie Haden - The Land of the Sun (Verve)
Arve Henriksen - Chiaroscuro (Rune Grammofon)
High Contrast - High Society (Hospital)
I’m Not a Gun - Our Lives on Wednesdays (City Centre Offices)
Medeski, Martin & Wood - End Of The World Party Just In Case (Blue Note)
The Muffins - Double Negative (Cuneiform) [US Release]
Riton - Homies And Homos (Grand Central)
Riverside - Out Of Myself (The Laser's Edge) [US Release]
Rotting Christ - Sanctus Diavolos (Century Media)
Shadows Fall - The War Within (Century Media)
65daysofstatic - The Fall of Math (Momotreme)
Stella - Better Days Sounds Great (L'Age D'Or)
VHS or Beta - Night On Fire (Astralwerks) [US Import]
Saul Williams - Saul Wiliams (Fader) {US Import]
White Willow - Storm Season (The Laser's Edge) [US Release]
Yang - A Complex Nature (Cuneiform) [US Release]
Zegunder - Distant Birds? Thought They Were Leaves (Neo Ouija)

# posted by DJ Martian 9:17 PM


Key new album releases for September 13th [A more detailed release listing including other new releases, compilations and reissues - can be found further up this webpage.]

Big Satan - Souls Saved Here (Thirsty Ear) (Big Satan is Tim Berne, Marc Ducret and Tom Rainey; produced and remixed by David Torn)
Ben Christophers - The Spaces in Between (Cooking Vinyl)
Comets on Fire - Blue Cathedral (Sub pop)
Diplo - Florida (Big Dada)
Fear Before The March Of Flames - Art Damage (Equal Vision)
Terence Fixmer/ Douglas Mccarthy - Between The Devil (SPV)
Fly Pan Am - Necoutez Pas (Constellation)
Frog Eyes - The Folded Palm (Absolutely Kosher) [Import]
The Go Find - Miami (Morr Music)
Stafraenn Hakon - Ventill/Poki (Resonant)
Kelpe - Sea Inside Body (DC)
Landing - Sphere (k) [Available at Rough Trade]
Manual with Syntaks - Golden Sun (Darla) [US Release at Darla]
Mastodon - Leviathan (Relapse)
Juana Molina - Tres Cosas (Domino) [UK Release Date]
On (Sylvain Chauveau / Steven Hess) - Your naked ghost comes back at night (DSA)
Rennie Pilgrem - Pilgremage (TCR)
Steve Roach, Byron Metcalf, Mark Seelig - Mantram (Projekt)
String Theory - Radiovalerian (Wobblyhead)
Swayzak - Loops From The Bergerie (K7)
Terrestre - Secondary Inspection (Static Discos) [A Murcof Project]
Textile Ranch - Bird Heart In Wool (Very Friendly)

# posted by DJ Martian 9:12 PM

Forthcoming plans @ Planet Mu Records:

That's it for now: also iminent missives from Doormouse ('Xylophone Jism' album), 8FM (ragga stuff), dDamage (Pressure 12' to promote the video in France), The Gasman ('Club Foot' album), Ed Lawes (anti-album), Phthalocyanine (waiting for artwork) and Jega (yes, really. Lots of new stuff. It's so NOT the album on slsk).

# posted by DJ Martian 6:10 PM

The Best of Talking Heads

Talking Heads announce the release of yet another compilation: The Best of Talking Heads.


1. Love -> Building on Fire
2. Psycho Killer
3. Oh, Love Comes To Town
4. Take Me To The River
5. Found A Job
6. Life During Wartime
7. Heaven
8. Memories Can't Wait
9. Once In A Lifetime
10. Houses In Motion
11. This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
12. Girlfriend Is Better
13. Burning Down The House
14. Road To Nowhere
15. And She Was
16. Wild Wild Life
17. Blind
18. (Nothing But) Flowers

In the UK this will be released on October 18th by Warners/ wea.

# posted by DJ Martian 6:06 PM

Alien8 Recordings provide info on new/upcoming releases:


Tim Hecker's Mirages is the follow-up and succession to the critically
acclaimed Radio Amor (2003) and his somewhat more sentimental Haunt Me
(2001). "Mirages" further erodes the vapid predispositions of
electronic music, uncovering a terrain where dissonance and melody coincide in a
near-bohemian unison. Hecker has indeed developed a unique approach to
music in an increasingly overcrowded and generic field. This is a
challenging work, which reconciles a highly experimental approach to
song craft that is at once beautiful and unnerving. For more info, MP3
samples or to purchase on-line visit:

Tim Hecker - Mirages

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Our third release with American singer-songwriter Jesse Poe's project
Tanakh strays from structured songs and resides much more in the
regions of the avant-garde. This double CD features more drone-oriented
elements comparable to the debut Tanakh release, "Villa Claustrophobia," and the
collective ensembles of the Mile End music scene of Montreal. It is
based around a unique hand-made instrument constructed from the
salvaged ruble of a destroyed piano. This instrument resonates with a deep
sonorous drone heard throughout the recording. For more info, MP3
samples or to purchase on-line visit:

Tanakh - Tanakh

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Les Georges Leningrad's sophomore album is without a doubt catchier
than their debut release, boasting a number of potential hits. "Sur les
traces de Black Eskimo" mixes elements of post-punk and noisy improv to
deliver a completely unique hybrid. Now operating as a trio, they are
leaner and more dangerous than ever. On this album, Poney, Bobo and
Mingo present Black Eskimo with disconcerting homage of rare and
sadistic music resonating from the purebred lineage of petrochemical
rock. This CD/LP will release will be available on Oct. 5. For more
info and MP3 samples visit:


# posted by DJ Martian 4:01 PM

Saturday, September 25, 2004


This week's The Freak Zone show on 6 Music on Sunday 26 September features:

An interview with Jean Michel Jarre.

Freaky specialist Eddi Fiegel will be joining us to talk about the life and works of Tom Waits in our Mavericks & Misfits slot.

Our Album Of The Week is The Faust Tapes by German ambient masters Faust. This breakthrough album sold over 500,000 copies when it was released in 1973 – mainly because Virgin used the gimmick of selling it for the bargain price of 50p!

# posted by DJ Martian 8:10 PM

BBC Music review Jan Garbarek - In Praise of Dreams but the reviewer is not that impressed with results of the 6 year wait.

# posted by DJ Martian 3:50 PM

CMU Daily have once again changed their URL.

Now part of CMU Music Network - the free creative network for everyone working in the music space.

# posted by DJ Martian 3:39 PM

This Week's New Releases @ Boomkat

This week's new releases @ Boomkat - A Pelicanneck Online Music Store include:

Logreybeam - It's All Just Another Aspect Of Mannerism

"It's All Just Another Aspect Of Mannerism" is the first solo full length release from Los Angeles based Logreybeam, aka Gabriel Morley. Gabriel has previously released material for Team Shadetek's scarce Shadetek label and, together with longtime collaborator John Xela, has released music under the name Yasume for the City Centre Offices imprint. Having spent many years studying music at the prestigious Cal Arts Academy, Morley has taken his training in modern classical composition and turned it on its head. Instead of merely sampling the instruments he has so painstakingly learned, he resynthesizes, filters and destroys them until scant traces remain on the resulting sound recordings. Every track starts with a sound base, whether it be piano, strings or percussion, only a hint of the original source is left. All we hear are tones, trapped reverberations, the sounds that we are taught to ignore. For this release Morley dispenses with percussion almost entirely to make a record of drifting, crystalline beauty. It opens in typically classical style, with the sounds of a laptop orchestra tuning their samples on 'Premonition'. This sets the tone of the record perfectly as it drifts seamlessly from Xenakis-influenced electrical drones into the cold, precise digital manipulations explored previously by artists such as Carsten Nicolai. It stops for breath mid-way with 'Beetelguise', a wonderful reinterpretation of Danny Elfman's influential theme, proving that there is room for a wry smile in the po-faced world of the avante garde. As the album draws to a satisfying close with the mysterious 'Untitled' we are treated to a piece of field recording, delicately manipulated to brush the senses rather than barrage them with information. This kind of subtlety is rarely achieved, yet Gabriel Morley manages effortlessly. Such simple yet involving beauty comes around far too infrequently, which is what makes 'It's All Just Another Aspect Of Mannerism' such an essential work.

The Boats - Songs By The Sea

The music on the debut album by The Boats was written by The Sea, hence the title "Songs by The Sea". Clever huh? The faces behind the project have a history of performing in many bands, Hood and The Remote Viewer being but two fine examples. There's Craig and Andrew delicately weaving together these exceptionally moving pieces, while elaine sings along in a fluttering, beautifully broken manner. Their music takes in numerous instruments, from dusty sweeping drums to ageing accordions, from sterling vintage piano to warm padding bass, from tapped windblown bells to unconsciously puffed melodica. Pan over to the other side of the studio and you discover old bits of malfunctioning electronic machinery, drum-machines that don't quite work as they should, banks of amnesiac samplers trying to regain their memories, mixers that have started to confuse left with right. Songs by The Sea captures that ageless essence of atmosphere and heartbreak, nostalgia and inspiration, the sound of slowly fading memory seeping into and confusing itself with a multicoloured subconscious. This is music in the finest, unspoken tradition of lonely seafaring, written from the furthest depths of the ocean, with whatever instruments just happen to lie around on deck. A huge recommendation.

Vybz Kartel - Up 2 Di Time

Vybz Kartel has just appeared on one of our fave albums of recent times Diplo's 'Florida', ripping it on the 'Diplo Rhythm'. For a multiple dosage - you're in the right place - this is the 'More up 2 di time edition' with 5 additional tracks from original issue, including big recent hits like 'Breast Specialist' with Beenie Man and 'Tekk'. Vybz was already sheer hotness before his run in with Ninja Man at Sting, a swarm of pres last year announcing his annunciation to near Godfather status in Ja. With guest appearances from Wayne Marshall, Kardinal Offishal & Beenie man, this is The Man Most Likely To -Vybz appeal is all about sex, charisma and pop - productions are shared bya healthy blend of Don Corleon with extras from Lenky, Baby G, Blaxxx, Burro and more. What's going on...

Alexandroid - False Starts
Lo Recordings

Although the fad for Russian electronica didn't last very long (Fizzarum? Eu? anyone?) I recently revisited the second volume of Lo Recordings "R U Electronic" and found myself surprised at just how good some of the tracks on there still sound. Alexandroid delivered a couple of the standout tracks on the compilation and here return for a beautifully packaged 17-track album, curiously stretching from spacious electroid jackers to more orchestral pieces drawing on their love of classical music and piano-based composition. It's not a record that works in its entirety, in places sounding a tad dated, but edited down to 10 or so tracks what you have here is a beautifully serene scape through luscious textures and typically astute soviet soundscaping. Lovely stuff.

Lateduster - Easy Pieces

More diversification from Miami's excellent Merck imprint - this time delivering a fantastic album from the highly regarded Minneapolis quartet Lateduster. The band have been recording together for over 5 years and have been involved in numerous projects - including Fog (Ninja Tune), Dosh (Anticon), Hymies Basement (Lex) and Neotropic (Mush), although "Easy Pieces" is their first widely available release. Lateduster span across countless acoustic and electronic disciplines, making for an absorbing multi-instrumentalist arrangement of tracks that span from refined post-rock to humming ambience, glitched-up hip hop styles and beyond. Nice to see the label spread its wings once again, really good stuff. Recommended.

Mark One - One Way
Planet Mu

And so Planet Mu step into the Grime arena with the debut full-length from scene veteran Mark One. With a spate of releases for all the right labels : Soulja, Tempa, Texture, Southside, Immunity, his own Contagious imprint and, most recently, the notorious Grime compilation on Rephlex - Mark fuses a dirty low-end scrape and tumble with a ghetto mentality - shards of Hip Hop, R & B, Garage, 2-step and even electro stainin his template in fine gangsta style. It's all about the basslines kids, and "One Way" is a veritable cesspit of f*cked up low end wobbles and knuckle cracking stabs - complete with the Virus Syndicate tagging along for the ride. "One Way" is a more extreme, mutant, darkcore version of the recent Skinnymann album, a devastating take on the street beats of Dizzee Rascal without all the plastic concessions. This is the real deal and fans of bumpin' bass everywhere need to take heed immediately. Killah!

Milanese - 1 Up

Really good dancefloor mess-making from Arcola graduate Milanese, bringing a devastating digital grime-core sound to the Warp massive. "1 Up" veers from decimated cut-up 2-step variations to teeth-grinding clean and uncompromising junglist juggling, just the way we like it. Some electroid spasm-shaking and low-end hugging sublow tweaking also throw themselves into the mix for one of the best Warp releases for the floor in a very very long time indeed. On cd and beautifully cut double-loud double-vinyl for your limb-flailing pleasure. Ayyyye!

Moodymann - Black Mahogani II

Finally given a full release! Majestic jazz cuts from Kenny Dixon Jr's jazz sessions - at long last given over to an adoring fanbase to drool over. The centrepiece of this incredible album is the eighteen minute 'When She Follows', spiritual modal deep deep jazz that harks back to the seventies, material like that championed by Black Jazz, so lovingly recently reissued by Soul Jazz. Chopped live drum rolls, looping acoustic bass, electric piano stabs and distant saxophone all wrapped up in the soulful vocal that drifts ever onwards like some epic detroit techno cut replayed by Gil Scott Heron's band in 1970. Incredible music. 'Rectify' follows in a similar method, pure jazz in a detroit techno framework, even managing to top Carl Craig's work on the massive Innerzone Orchestra album, a record that comes to mind listening to these amazing pieces. The final two tracks 'Dirty Little Bonus Beats' and 'When She (Reprise)' are revisions of the main cuts, the former alters the bassline, adds female vocal sighs and more rhythmic drum grooves, while the latter shifts up the tempo and develops a wigged out techno synth element. These are all-exclusive tracks - a stone cold classic and an absolutely essential purchase, straight from the heart. Awesome.

Resina - Opinioomnium
Mousike Lab

Glad to see this Italian label finally hitting UK shores. Only two releases strong so far, this trio extension of Retina (Hefty) start's things off in a fine style. Lino Monaco and Nicola Buono alongside Marco Messina are all members of the Avatar 41 community of artists and collective owners of this label. `Opinioomnium' is an eight track foray into subtle but quietly rocking glitch dancefloor maneuvers with a blue tinge. Inhabiting a similar space to which Japan's Progressive Form and Plop label have cornered just recently with artists such as Nao Tokui and Fonica. Recommended.

Signer - The New Face of Smiling

Signer's incredible "Low Light Dreams" album from a couple of years back is unquestionably one of the most slept-on albums of recent times. Bevan Smith's evolution from electronic practitioner to a master of minimalism and organic scene-setting culminated in an album so spacious and warm it was almost impossible to contain, at one and the same time giving a knowing nod of respect to the minimal machinations of Berlin's Basic Channel and the stretched acoustic tapestries of Windy and Carl, Low, and the magnificent Stars of the Lid. Since then Bevan has re-arranged his instruments and has embarked on a new direction for this new album "The New Face Of Smiling", a largely acoustic affair that at times ventures into more traditional structures and at others hangs loose with a much more freestyle agenda. The album opens with a kind of farewell to its predecessor, "Low Light Sleeep" seeming to suggest that the artist has left this particular chapter of his life behind him, about to wake up from his slumber to a whole new set of tricks. From here on the album takes a frazzled trajectory through fragmented pop, re-arranged balladeering and a lucky dip attitude that charms with its lack of pretension. Recommended.

Various / Audio Dregs - Fork Ends
Audio Dregs

All exclusive tracks from F.S. Blumm, Lullatone, Greg Davis, Nudge, Flim, Nice Nice, Guido Mobius, Honey & Colleen, Kazumasa Hashimoto, E*rock, Baikonour, Lineland, Frz, Un caddie renversé dans l'herbe, Strategy, E*vax & Supersprite. Audio Dregs seems to have had a bit of a hiatus of late, so its nice to see them back with another collection of home listening experiments, bucolic melodicism, and acustic-electric instrumental pop songs with that dedlicious home-made flavour. F.S. Blumm delivers another gorgeously strummed soundtrack to the more approachable end of experimentalism, Greg Davis sinks into a gorgeosuly bittersweet lullaby, Baikonour allow minimalism and fuzz to warm the coccles while the ever-excellent Nudge steal the show once again with a sharp descent into glowing audio twilight. Lovely and incredibly good value.

Vector Lovers - Vector Lovers

The debut album from Martin Wheeler drops on Soma with the same Manga-obsessed stylings that have accompanied his every release thus far, from the animé artwork to the screaming plastic sounds within. "Vector Lovers" once again spans from one end of the spectrum to the other, reaching from drum-machine jackin electropop to subtle, emotive soundscaping in tribute to the same documentaries and wildlife programmes that have inspired the likes of Boards of Canada and Isan in the not-so-distant past. Good stuff - check!

Warp Vision - The Videos 1989-2004

Much hype and fanfare, but this really is rather excellent indeed and a bit of a bargain to boot. It's been a long time coming but at long last Warp have compiled the definitive anthology of their video output since 1989 - with the exception of 4 videos, none of them have ever been available on DVD before. The DVD includes two stunning, never seen before videos for Aphex Twin and Jamie Lidell, plus classic videos for LFO, Sweet Exorcist, Seefeel, Autechre, Broadcast, Chris Clark, Plaid, Luke Vibert, Mira Calix, Prefuse 73, Beans, Antipop Consortium, Sabres of Paradise, Squarepusher, Jimi Tenor, John Callaghan, and Nightmares on Wax. There are an incredible 32 videos included, directed by the likes of Chris Cunningham, David Slade, Lynn Fox, Ed Holdsworth, Jarvis Cocker, Douglas Hart, Designers Republic, Alex Rutterford, Laurent Briet and Pleix amongst others. The first 10,000 copies of this excellent package come with a free bonus mix cd which spans the entire history of the label so far, so don't miss out!

Various / New Order - Twice As Nice

Follow up to the superb Cool As Ice compilation, this time focussing on the production work of Be-Music [aka New Order], the excellent Donald Johnson, sticksman for A Certain Ratio, and assistance from stateside sympathisers Mark Kamins, Jellybean Benitez and Arthur Baker. This is the story of how many of these tunes fell flat in the european countries of origin but were adopted and cherished by deep, black and gay clubs in north america. Perhaps the standouts here are 52nd Street, always one of the most underrated bands out of Manchester, and at the production helm was DoJo, with able sequencing assistance from Bernard Sumner. Some nice rarities here in the shape of psyche-acid house pioneers Section 25's 'Sakura' and the edit of New Order's 'video 5-8-6', originally a cassette only item. A proper piece of Manc history.

Kazi & Oh No - The Plague

Oh No seems to be trying to out-do his big brother Madlib as one of the most prolific producers of 2004. With his large Stones Throw debut album `The Disrupt' just round the corner the time's right to release this dope hook up with west coast emcee Kazi who's been relativeively quiet since dropping the almost classic `Down For The Kaz' 12" back in 2000. Kazi's vocals are rugged, but mature - kinda 50% detroit thugged and 50% knowledge and wisdom. Fifteen tracks deep with no fillers. Guest emcees include Medaphoar, Declaime (new album soon), Aloe Blacc (Emanon), Infamous MC, Wildchild and Spontaneous. Funnily enough the only guest production track is `Sick With The Art' by Kankick, a killer cut and best place to sample this albums quality. Plus the scratching is pure old school style, just how I like it. I know the hip hop arena especially in the Stones Throw section is getting a bit crammed but you need to make room for `The Plague'. Wicked hip hop.

Acid Mothers Temple - Does the Cosmic Shepherd Dream of Electric Tapirs?
Space Age

As a japanese soul collective, acid mothers temple and the melting paraiso ufo are something of an enigma to the western world, and most likely to eastern ears too. their music can be described as acid-rock, experimental, psychedelic or a whole host of genres dependent on the listeners mood. This is their first release for the Spacemen-3 affiliated Space Age label, and they mark the occasion by producing their most daringly accessable and, dare I say it, almost sweet-soaked collection of blissed out psychedelic songs. Fans of the Animal Collective will find much to enjoy here.

Devendra Banhart - Nino Rojo

Recorded during the same sessions as the excellent `Rejoicing In The Hands....', Nino Rojo drops amid much media fanfare and interest in one of the most remarkable singer-songwriters of recent years. "Nino Rojo" is a beautiful, if familiar affair - delicately stripped down strums and songs about all manner of farmyard animals and the wonders of nature, sung in that obtuse Marc-Bolanesque twang that seems to either completely rile or endear anyone who bears witness to it. "Nino Rojo" makes for a beautifully life-affirming listen, just what you need to warm the cockles as the nights draw in ever closer. Recommended.

Interpol - Antics

Recorded with longtime associate Peter Katis, `Antics' is an optimistic exploration of the dark landscapes visited on Interpol's hugely successful debut `Turn On The Bright Lights'. Interpol's time must surely have arrived, the half a million or so albums they have already sold and the legion of high-profile fans of the band will no doubt ensure that their darkcore indiepop will crossover with even more gusto this time round. Destined to be absolutely massive.

Kama Aina - Music Activist

The Geographic label has carved itself a cosy little niche for twee, organic, cross-cultural home listening music of the most endearing kind. Kama Aina Is the project of Tokyo's Takuji Aoyagi and falls into this category perfectly with a selection of glowing instrumental pieces that take in a myriad instruments, styles and campfire strums full of memorable melodies and splashes of Haiwaian guitar. As reference points try labelmates Maher Shalal Hash Baz or maybe even Tommy Guerrero, a lovely little album. Recommended.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Abattoir Blues / The Lyre Of Orpheus

It's almost without exception that one can say that double albums of this nature very rarely work. What we have here, however, features some of Nick Cave's most ambitious and astute _expression of vitriol for the best part of a decade. While the "Lyre of Orpheus" concentrates on his oozing lovesongs for all manner of strange and unidentified beauties, "Abattoir Blues" unleashes Cave's wit and tobacco-stained violence at it's most devastating. It's an often fabulous work from one of the most disturbingly charismatic songwriters of a generation, uncomfortably itching away at middle age with all the nastiness and bile we'd expect. Excellent stuff.

Sigur Ros - Von

Originally issued back in 1997, "Von" was the first full album release from Icelandic drifters Sigur Ros and is now available once again in all its 72 minue glory. The sound across these 12 tracks is reassuringly primitive, though often daring (as in the completely flawed, though forward-thinking turntable-style rewinds at the end of "Hun Juro"), drifting from 4AD-inspired quasi-shoegazing atmospherics at one moment, and John-Cage inspired silence the next. The band was quite obviously at this stage not only looking at the reverberating echoes of the British Indie scene of the late 80's, but also in its more ambitious forefather sometimes referred to as Prog rock. A good album and a fascinating document, well worth checking out.

Benny Blanko - 8 Ft In The Air

Ace album, now available on cd! Benny Blanko from the Bronx, as he was referred to on his smashin debut twelve for Playhouse - 'All The Way Down' - comes with an album collecting some of his earlier, hard to find productions for Homestyle 1995-1999, interspersed with some new bespoke productions and this proves to be a good move, adding diversity and a sense of longevity. Opening with 'We Can Fly' is perfect for an album like this, big fat synth-bass and a genuine feelin that you're warming up for something good. 'Beautiful' feat Danio touches down with a warm soulful flavour, smoochin it inna smooth style - 'Put Yr Hands' adds heartrending keys, a sizeable bass dimension, and a stirring soulful sista snippet - mighty deep fonk!! '12 bits of funk' has to be one of the highlights here, revealing some deep wah-wahed, conga'd vibes from the big apple. Blanko's facility with moving between more house and then hip-hop influenced material makes this one useful, consistently listenable album - the title track would be a decent beats weapon in any self-respecting box. 'Beatdown on electric ave.' picks up where we left off on the first disc, a genuine love of bass, vocal hiccups and party all night drums. 'Khamelion' keeps on doin it like you oughta - ten minutes sprawling over the last side, delicious reduced moodymann vibes. Good stuff.

Various / Kompakt - Speicher CD2

Digitally mixed by Michael Mayer and digitally edited by Olaf Dettinger, seems like the Kompakt speicher extra series are getting all digital on us - after the heady heights reached by the last three twelves in the series. The whole of the excellent Speicher 19, Magnet and Wighnomy Brothers treading through Basic channel's footprints are present and correct here - as is what has rapidly become our personal favourite Cologne jacker of all, DJ Koze's all-conquering 'Brutalga square'. Even Giles Peterson is playing this one, which should give you an idea of the resounding appeal on offer here - we're talking straight ahead, club friendly techno. Elsewhere Koze, the Voigts and Joachim Speith offer merciless dancefloor domination - Blitz and Jens Harke represent for the Auftreib crew and the mix is bracketed by two beauties from Wolfgang Voigt and a coda from the Optimo massive in Glasgow - Wilkes and Savage aka Naum. Killer mix.

# posted by DJ Martian 3:15 PM

New Releases @ Piccadilly Records

Some new releases listed in the weekly guide [via e-mail] from Manchester's music emporium: Piccadilly Records [for September 20th]

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Abattoir Blues / The Lyre Of Orpheus

Not just one album but two from Saint Nick. But don't fear 'cause these are staggering returns to form after the claustrophobic and muddled albums that were "No More Shall We Part" and "Nocturama". In a strange peverse way the loss from his band of guitarist Blixa Bargeld has seen them return to the taught, edgey and highly strung sounds that he helped to create: The sound of say "Let Love In", "Murder Ballads" and "Henry's Dream". Death, sex, religion, drugs, gospel gothic and deep romance infact all of Cave's favourite topics are covered here in a fresh whirlwind of classic song after classic song. This stands up as one of Nick Cave's best ever albums, and don't forget, there's two of them!! Halelluja!!!

Aereogramme - Seclusion

Brand new album from Scottish rockers Aereogramme (formerly of Chemikal Underground). "Seclusion" features six brand new tracks,including a Flaming Lips cover - "Lightning Strikes The Postman", as well as a film that is the Scottish quartet's 'respectful homage to our favourite Japanese horror directors'.

Apostle Of Hustle - Folkloric Feel
Arts & Crafts

From the lead guitarist of Broken Social Scene comes an album of minor key moods and swaying songs. The music shifts itself: rolling, dense, sensual, sophisticated and raw. Woozy pop. Audio demerol. For the equationistas - Tindersticks meets Latin Playboys meets Shuggie Otis meets Nick Cave in Vegas. Featuring Feist, members of Broken Social Scene and Stars.

Bloc Party - Bloc Party EP
V2 International

A limited import from one of the most talked about and brilliant bands of the moment. The big news here is that this is the tracks from their first two long deleted singles. There are six tracks in total, "Banquet" and "Staying Fat" from their Moshi Moshi deleted single, "She's Hearing Voices", "The Marshals Are Dead" and "The Answer" from their deleted and impossible to find at a decent price single on Trash Aesthetics and finally there's "Banquet" Phones Disco Edit which appears on the Wichita "Little Thoughts" CD single.

Cosmetique - Horror Attack
1234 Records

East London duo, Cosmetique are set to return with a new single on the new label set up by Sonic Mook's Sean Mclusky, High Society's James Mullord and PPQ's Percy Parker, 1234 records. "Horror Attack" is the long awaited follow up to "Straight To Video". Recorded by the Cosmetique line up of Justin Anderson and Sarah Churchill the new single sees the duo continue to deliver the kind of perfect pop they've consistently excelled at ever since the release of their debut single "Lady Di (Why Did You Have To Die)" in 2000.

Mats Gustafsson / Sonic Youth - Hidros 3 (To Patti Smith)
Smalltown Supersound

Together with Gustafsson Sonic Youth teamed up with American guitar legend Loren Connors (aka Loren Mazzacane Connors), Lotta Melin, David Stackenäs and Lindha Kallerdahl. Armed with five guitars, electronics, voices, audiobox and contrabass saxophone, the group created a massive and monumental sound. "Hidros 3" is in many ways related to Sonic Youth's releases on their own SYR label (Sonic Youth Records) and their soundtrack to French movie "Demonlover". But what differs this albums from their past SYR albums is the vocal by Kim Gordon! The characteristic 'spoken' vocals from Kim Gordon and the moody, atmospheric and dissonant sound makes you think of the NYC in the early 80's and the first albums by Sonic Youth. "Hidros 3" is in many ways NYC no wave colliding with European free / avant jazz.

Radio 4 - Stealing Of A Nation

Second album from Brooklyn's finest punk funkers, produced by Max Heyes (Doves, Primal Scream).
2xLtd CD
The limited CD features an enhanced section containing a 20 minute documentary about the making of the album. The limited edition CD features a bonus disc with remixes from Tom Middleton, Ashley Beedle and Si Begg.

65daysofstatic - The Fall Of Math

The debut album by 65daysofstatic from Sheffield, who meld seamless guitar shapes with ferocious drum'n' bass styled beats, live drums and c-c-c-computer g-g-g-g-glitch to create a soundtrack to a new dimension where rock, dance and electronica are equals.

Stella - Better Days Sounds Great
L'Age D'Or

Not content with recording the gem "Never Going Back To School" (included here) L'Age D'Or's Stella, a 'rock, pop and tech-house foursome' (their description not mine) also cover Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" and make a right racket. It's a hybrid sound that hits the mark somewhere inbetween Blondie, Cyndi Lauper, Herbert and Interpol, fusing New York attitude with German experimentalism.

Chromeo - She's In Control
Turbo / V2

Discovered by Tiga in their hometown, Chromeo is Pee Thug and Dave 1, best friends since their Montreal adolescence, virtuoso musicians, 80s fetishists and walking hip hop encyclopaedias. Their mission is to make slick-ass lover's funk with nary a trace of irony. These guys are to Rockwell what Andrew WK is to Meatloaf - just don't call it easy retro! As well as 11 original songs, this CD includes bonus remixes by Playgroup, DFA and Whitey, plus a video for "Needy Girl".

Mocky - Are + Be
Fine / Four Music

Following on such bratty blasts as "Mickey Mouse Muthaf*%@#s!!" and "How Will I Know You", Mocky's debut album extends his oeuvre into soppy ballardry, albeit with a sharp, sarcastic wit and searing sonic stabs

Riton - Homies And Homos
Grand Central

"Homies And Homos" sees Riton take a radical departure from his previous LP "Beats Du Jour", with Henry leaving Manchester as a nice young man, and ending up joining the Hoxton massive and becoming the next big thing. He still has his own sound though, one influenced as much by grime and laptronica as it is by electrock'n'roll. Update, in their five dancing men review, say: 'The whole thrust of the LP is steamy work with ramped up R'n'B touches, stompy indie beats, plump synth lines, glam rock riffs and backing vocals culled from the background of a porno movie'.

Converge - You Fail Me

Converge, the Boston-based menacing hardcore outfit, at last release their anxiously anticipated Epitaph debut called "You Fail Me". For 13 years, Boston, MA's innovative metallic hardcore heavyweights known simply as Converge have changed, evolved and pushed the boundaries of their abrasive sonic art while never forsaking their heaviness, vision or integrity. Like a shark that dies if it ever stops swimming, Converge has constantly struggled to push the envelope of the ever-shifting definition of 'hardcore' while releasing a number of albums - some would say 'landmark' - that followed a caustic, sometimes painful, but always engaging musical evolution.

Roy Davis Jr - Chicago Forever

A newly invigorated Roy Davis Jr is finally ready to drop his musical thank you to the city he grew up in and succeeds in putting the soul back into dance music. Featuring vocals by Ubiquity label mate Jeremy 'Ayro' Ellis, Khalid and another Detroit native Terry Dextor, cameo interlude appearances from Common and Roy's son Caleb and co-production with Platinum Pied Pipers Waajeed, the album takes in garage house, broken beats, uplifting gospel tinged grooves, 4/4 soul and more.

Greenskeepers - Pleetch

"Pleetch" is a more accomplished and mature album, with well-crafted vocal-led songs, as opposed to their tongue-in-cheek Chi-town house shenanigans of "Ziggy Franklen". featuring vocal contributions from Chicago house dons DJ Collette ("Keep It Down"), Diz Washington ("You Don't Know Me" and "Sailing"), DJ Heather ("Dots") and jazz lyricist Stine Kinck, "Pleetch" is an eclectic set of songs, taking in house, disco, dirty electro-funk, downbeat, soul, electroclash and pop.

The Sunburst Band - Here Comes The Sunburst Band

After the success of their recent "Until The End Of time" LP, Z have decided to re-release The Sunburst Band's 1998 debut album! Inspired by Joey Negro's encyclopedic knowledge of 70s / 80s disco (and all forms of dance music from that era), The Sunburst Band's mix of cleverly woven samples and current house beats is a winning formula. Includes classic tracks "Big Blow", "Garden Of Love" and "Ease Your Mind".

Various Artists / California Soul

"California Soul" sees compiler Adrian Gibson get from the 'Frisco Bay to La Cienega Blvd and across the way to bring us some smooth grooves, influenced by the West Coast's experimentation and diversity. Some of the tracks you'll know already as Picc Recs shop favourites (Raphael Saadiq's "Skyy, Can You feel It", The Rebirth "This Journey In", Greyboy "Genevieve", Rahsaan Patterson "The One For Me"), and some will be new to you and us (T-Love Feat. Dwele "Seven", the soon to be huge Plantlife with "Beautiful Babies", Joy Jones "Beautiful"), all are quite superb!

Marco Di Marco Feat. Nathan Haines - My London Friends

After the taster remix 12", Arision present this new jazz album by predominantly nu jazz musicans and producers. Yielded during an epic session of improvisation and recording, Marco Di Marco was joined by a squad of crack players including Nathan Haines, Andy Hamill and Robin Mullarkey, all marshalled by Simone Serritella (Big Bang). Magical latin and jazz ensued, preserved on this record for posterity.

Various Artists / Kenny Dope Presents Brazilika
Far Out

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the London label, Far Out bring in Masters At Work's Kenny Dope to create a special Brazilian mix of their best releases so far! Featuring exclusive remixes by Kenny, and Dope Efx too, this mix CD combines the freshest music from Brazil, cut up New York block party style! Includes tracks by Grupo Batuque, Friends From Rio, Da Lata, Marcos Valle, Sabrinha Malheiros (Kenny Dope mix), Los Ladrones, The Ipanemas, Natures Plan (Kenny Dope mix), Azymuth and more.

Fila Brazilia - Dicks

Fila Brazilia, never a duo making music that's easy to pigeonhole, are back with their zillionth album, taking in everything from 60s pop and riffing rock to rubber funk, broken jazz and lush electronics. If you're not afraid to step outside of music's monoculture, check this out.

Gotan Project - Inspiracion Espiracion - A Gotan Project DJ Set

This double CD features previously unreleased material by Argentinian accordion outfit the Gotan Project, alongside remixes and collaborations with Calexico, Peter Kruder, Anti Pop Consortium, Pepe Bradock and Chet Baker amongst others. Not exactly a 'new' Gotan Project record, but a collection of new tracks and remixes (by them and of them).
2xCD - XLCD184
Double CD packaged in a deluxe fold out triptych sleeve. Bonus disc includes a video by their longtime visual collaborator, Prisca Lobjoy.

Rennie Pilgrem - Pilgremage

Four years after his acclaimed "Selected Werks" debut, Rennie Pilgrem ('The Most Valuable Person In Breaks' say Breakspoll - for two years running!) unleashes an album of brand new material for his TCR label. This album celebrates the rich diversity of the breaks genre, taking in funk, rock, techno, electro, punk and all points in between. The inclusion of real instruments and musicians lift it beyond being just another dancefloor album, and collaborations include MC Chickaboo, singer Sara Whittaker-Gilbey (from Mara) and the 'producer's producer' Uberzone for an exclusive version of their new tune "Fuego".

High Contrast - High Society

For his second LP, Lincoln Barret (sporting wedding-smart suit and extra frizzy mop of curls - get it cut off boy) returns with more soulful super-charged drum and bass floorfillers, featuring vocals by Dynamite MC and up and coming grime star Nolay.

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Some forthcoming shows on One World show on Radio 1

26th Sept - DJ Pathaan
3rd Oct - GUITARDED Part 2 with Noel Gallagher, Slipknott, Jimmy Page and C T C
10th Oct - Husky Rescue, The Bays, Sixtoo
Nov 7th - GUITARDED Part 3
Dec 5th - GUITARDED Part 4

The latest One World show features: Rennie Pilgrim

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Forthcoming The Breezeblock Shows on Radio 1:

Sept 28th
Homefires sessions Pt 1
Beth Orton
Gruff (Super Furry Animals)
Juana Molina, Micah P Hinson, Adem, Joanna Newsom and Smog

Oct 4th
Homefires sessions Pt 2

Oct 18th
Bjork interview and session

Oct 25th
Pendulum Vs Dillinja in the mix
Subtle live in London

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music blog to check: Music is a Virus

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Friday, September 24, 2004


BBC Northern Ireland's Across The Line music show have a compiled a selection of so called classic albums. Including some dubious and rather predictable choices.

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BBC Music review Rennie Pilgrem - Pilgremage

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Toytronic Compilation

AngryApe reported earlier this month: New Toytronic Release a various artists label compilation:

Toytronic - Everthing is Green this will now be released on October 11th. More info @ Toytronic

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We Are The Music Makers Forums a music message board with a slant towards compemporary electronic music.

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Ozric Tentacles have launched a new official website.

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Leonard's Lair review The Knife - Deep Cuts

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Leonard's Lair review King Of Woolworths - Rediffusion

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AngryApe review Julian Fane - Special Forces

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This month's: All About Jazz Highlights | September 2004 newsletter.

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BW & BK report the latest Zyklon news: ZYKLON Re-Sign With Candlelight, Reveal New Song Titles

# posted by DJ Martian 9:17 PM report Grandmaster Flash Comments On Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nomination

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A Perfect Circle: eMOTIVe Tracklisting report the full tracklisting of the covers album by A Perfect Circle: A Perfect Circle Cover Lennon, Marvin Gaye On New Album

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New Bola & Quinoline Yellow Albums

The latest Skam news:

BOLA - New album 'GNAYSE', will be ready for release in november 2004.
cat no. skalp015 (vinyl) skald015 (cd)
We are very proud to announce the 3rd album from BOLA, over two years since the arrival of 'FYUTI'.

QUINOLINE YELLOW - New album is ready, and will be available very soon.

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BBC Collective review Interpol - Antics

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BBC Collective interview Brooks

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Annie Nightingale & the BT Tower

Annie Nightingale on Radio 1 will be broadcasting from the top of the infamous BT Tower in London - and US epic trance artist BT will also be there.

On Sunday 26th September Annie returns to her old time slot and will broadcast live from the top of the BT Tower and we're going to webcast it too!

More info: The Story

.....Now that wish has become a reality. My other greatest wish was that BT, Brian Transeau would be among the guest djs to play at the top of the Tower. BT is flying in from Los Angeles, by special invitation, for this event. His music has the kind of elements of technology and space that I thought would be ideal and appropriate to play from the top of one of the world's most famous buildings, the radio waves emanating from right there all over the world... and who knows, maybe beyond.

As you can maybe tell, this project has become something of an obsession for me! Its also going to be a big breaks celebration party, with Meat Katie, whom I have so long admired as a breakbeat innovator playing live, and from Australia, Andrew Friendly, winner of this year's Breakspoll Best New DJ Award, and also the passionate supporter of breaks, who has done so much to create the extraordinary scene that is now going on world wide with this music, DJ Hyper.

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The Independent interview Slam

Slam: Going underground
If dance music is dead, why are the DJ/producer duo Slam busier than ever and playing to ecstatic crowds? Rob Nash finds there's life outside the mainstream

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The Independent interview Client

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Next week's releases are reviewed @ Norman Records

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Vapour Festival of Independent Music: Events Announced

Vapour Festival of Independent Music have announced details of the month long series events celebrating music on independent labels:

Friday 1st Cargo: Vapour & Littlebig
» Lali Puna
» Chronomad
» DJ Si Begg
+ more TBA

Wednesday 6th Hackney Empire:
» Asian Dub Foundation
(Live score ‘The Battle of Algiers’ film)

Thursday 7th Spitz: Memphis Industries
» Blue States
» The Go! Team
» The New Tellers

Friday 8th Hackney Empire: Grand Central
[10 Year Birthday]
» Fingathing
» Riton
» Jon Kennedy

Saturday 9th Hackney Empire: Peter Moon Club
» Clinic
» To Rococo Rot
» Jamie Lidell
» Mice Parade
» Home Video

Wednesday 13th Cargo: Wall Of Sound / We Love You
» Infadels
» Diefenbach
» Mother and the Addicts
» The Girls

Thursday 14th 333: Trojan
Line up TBA

Wednesday 20th Scala: Eat your own ears
» James Yorkston and The Athletes
» Jim Moray
» Aberfeldy
» King Creosote

Thursday 21st Plastic People: Peacefrog
» Luciano [live]
» Recloose

Thursday 21st Spitz: TBC

Thursday 28th ICA: 4AD
» Tunng
» Cass McCombs
» Magnetophone
» Neil Halstead
» Minotaur Shock

Friday 29th ICA: Fierce Panda
» Youthmovie Soundtrack Strategies
» Fightstar
» Atlantic Dash
» The Immediate
+ special guests

Friday 29th Cargo: F-Comm
(10 Year Birthday)
» Frederic Galliano and the African Divas
» Llorca

Saturday 30th ICA: Peacefrog
» Nouvelle Vague
» More TBA

Saturday 30th Vapour Closing Party

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Lambgoat report Lickgoldensky calls it quits

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This week's Mixing It show: Mixing It - 24 September 2004 on Radio 3 is an All CD edition.

Includes tracks by the likes of: Brooks, Little Axe, Fred Frith, Savath & Savalas, Radian and Polysics.

Broadcast: Friday 24 September 2004, 10:15pm [and available on demand via listen again after broadcast for 7 days.]

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The Guardian review Kenny Wheeler/ John Taylor - Where Do We Go From Here?

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Dusted review Parker/ Schlippenbach/ Lytton - America 2003

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The Guardian review Interpol - Antics

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Eternal Fusion on SpydaRadio

The latest Eternal Fusion show is now available to listen online @ Eternal Fusion: SpydaRadio

:: Latest Show: 24th September 2004 ::

Streaming available on demand until replaced by new show.

Playlist @ Eternal Fusion

Intro: Robyn Hitchcock 'Welcome to Earth', Joshua Burkett 'Losing It'
Avarus - 'Ja Mitahan Me Mietittiin Yhdessa?'
Boom Bip - 'The Unacceptable Uses Of Colour In Nature'
Spring Heel Jack - 'Autumn'
Matt Valentine & Erika Elder - 'Autumn Dawn Elder Meets The Monochord'
OOIOO - 'Asozan'
Matmos - 'Last Delicious Cigarette'
Arve Henriksen -'Circled Take'
Clinic - 'Circle of Fifths'
Radian - 'Vertigo'
To Rococo Rot - 'Hotel Morgen'
Samla Mammas Manna - 'Manna Jamma'
Ozric Tentacles - 'Yoy Mandala'
Nils Petter Molvær - 'Solid Ether' (Live)
Alan Parsons - 'Return to Tunguska' (Featuring David Gilmour & Shpongle)
Hidria Spacefolk - 'Tarapita'
Panda Bear - 'Track 7: Young Prayer'
Black Forest/Black Sea - 'Talbot Hotel, Stoke On Trent, 11th April 2004' (with Harry Sumnall)
Urdog - 'Zombie Cloud'
Fursaxa - 'Twilight Of Desire'
Neotropic - 'If We Were Trees'
Múm - 'Kustrin'
Phosphene - 'Soutterain'
Mats Gustaffson & Sonic Youth - 'Hidros 3: Part 9 (Voice)'
Centipede - 'Septober Energy Part 2'

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JESTER RECORDS now provide front cover art and tracklistings for upcoming albums from Upland, When and Bogus Blimp.

UPLAND - Obliterated
Due November 2004

WHEN - Whenever
Due November 2004

Due November 2004

# posted by DJ Martian 12:42 AM

Norwegian Metal Inferno London Invasion !

Inferno announce a London Inferno Event 2005 featuring some of the finest dark metal bands on the planet: Arcturus [experimental epic dark metal], Red Harvest [industrial black metal], Enslaved [progressive black metal] and Madder Mortem [atmospheric dark metal]!

The festival realizes that the international interest has increased with staggering speed and as a result of this we have decided to do an Inferno Event in London.

The date will be thursday 27th of January, and the venue is The Underworld located in Camden.

Since this is an Inferno event, we'll announce the full festival line-up for 2005 exclusively to the UK audience. In Norway this will happen two days later. During the day we will in cooperation with By:Larm (Norway's equivalent to In the City), have a press/partner gathering with press conference, get-together, lots of freebies and more. And of course an eventful musical evening
The plan is to make this an annual event, and maybe expand to 2-3 consecutive days, or even different cities.

[alerted via it's a trap]

# posted by DJ Martian 12:23 AM

Efterklang Album

PostEverything profile 'Tripper' by Efterklang on the Leaf label

EFTERKLANG 25 Oct 2004
BAY40V [2LP]

Copenhagen ten-piece Efterklang reach far beyond the expectations of a debut with this, their ambitious first album for The Leaf Label. Tripper whispers like thunder, combining transcendent melodies with glacial strings and piano, febrile electronics, hushed male-female vocals and a Greenlandic choir. A year in the making, the album is intense and dramatic; intimate yet coolly detached.

Efterklang means ‘reverberation’ (literally, ‘after noise’), but is loosely translated as ‘remembrance’, evoking the sense of yearning at the heart of their work. Tripper breathes with sensations and subtleties and emotional depth, bringing to mind the music of Múm, Rachel’s and My Bloody Valentine.

Formed in early 2001 by Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen and Rasmus Stolberg, the core members soon augmented their line-up with Rune Mølgaard Fonseca’s piano and Thomas Kirirath Husmer’s percussion work. This line-up recorded their debut EP (and sole release to date), Springer, on their own Rumraket label. To accompany the music, Efterklang recruited Karim Ghahwagi, an accomplished film-maker whose video collages are integral to the band’s breathtaking live show (Ghahwagi’s visual accompaniment for ‘Prey And Predator’ can be viewed at The current membership is completed by Kristina Schjelde (trumpet), together with Hildur Ársælsdóttir and Edda Rún Ólafsdóttir from Iceland’s Amina string quartet, known for their extraordinary work with Sigur Rós.

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Thursday, September 23, 2004


Marcello Carlin has reactivated his music blog: Koons Really Does Think He's Michelangelo

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The Independent profile a new music magazine Rip & Burn

Music magazines: A revolutionary new medium for the iPod generation - print
Every technological breakthrough is a big opportunity, writes Mat Snow

Mat Snow is editor-in-chief of 'Rip & Burn' magazine, which launches on 30 September

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Forthcoming 6 Mix shows on 6 Music

26 09 04 Mylo
03 10 04 Way Out West
10 10 04 Dark Globe
17 10 04 Marshall Jefferson

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e.s.t win 2004 EUROPEAN JAZZ AWARD

Official Esbjorn Svensson Trio website announce:

Today it has been announced that e.s.t. are the winners of the 2004 EUROPEAN JAZZ AWARD, which gets voted by 21 industry professionals from 21 different countries in Europe. The price will be given on December 3, 2004 in Vienna by representatives of the Federal Chancellor for Culture of Austria and the City of Vienna´s Cultural Office and is to celebrate an "outstanding musical achievement in the field of jazz in the past year".

Winners: European Jazz Prize 2004

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it's a trap! relay the latest Jester Records news:

Finally, some confirmed release dates for upcoming stuff on Jester Records:
11/15 - When - Whenever
11/22 - Bogus Blimp - Rdtr
11/29 - Upland - Obliterated

» Jester Records

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The latest releases are reviewed @ NYC's Other Music: The Other Music Update

Kathy & Carol (Reissue)
Manual and Syntak
Dub Trio
Elizabeth Cotten (Reissue)
Gary Wilson
The Go Find
Savath & Savalas
Josephine Foster & the Supposed
Daniel Johnston Covers Album
Warp DVD/CD (Various)
Frog Eyes

Thai Beat A Go Go (Various)
Akira Rabelais
Dread Meets B-Boys Downtown (Various)
Jens Lekman
Saul Williams
The Royals (Reissue)
VHS or Beta

# posted by DJ Martian 12:39 PM

All About Jazz review Jan Garbarek - In Praise of Dreams on the ECM label.

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Dusted review Kyle Bruckmann - Gasps and Fissures

Kyle Bruckmann's goal in the creation of Gasps and Fissures was (in part), in his words, " attempt to inhabit gray areas and straddle dichotomies," and the album does this in an engaging fashion. Bruckmann's classical and jazz influences are stripped down and dissected, resulting in music that's as much electronic as it is either of the aforementioned styles. Gasps and Fissures inhabits the areas in between these territories, not straddling them so much as existing deep in the cracks, where many wouldn't even think to look. Like a slide of single-celled organisms bursting to life under a microscope, this album finds flourishing life in the most unexpected of places.

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Dusted review Saul Williams - Saul Williams

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Radio 1 report Elbow are recording their third album with a working title: Station Approach

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London Jazz Festival 2004

BBC Radio 3 have launched their London Jazz Festival 2004 website

Welcome to the 2004 Radio 3 London Jazz Festival mini-site. In the weeks leading up to the start of the festival we'll be bringing you our pick of the gigs, news on Radio 3 broadcasts, plus there'll be competitions and details of the Radio 3 Jazz Festival text club, so keep checking back... and for full details of the entire festival including how to get tickets for all the gigs, visit the festival's official site.

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BBC Music review The Necks - The Boys

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BBC Music review Bill Frisell - Unspeakable

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Wednesday, September 22, 2004 review Interpol - Antics

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Cult of Luna official website has been relaunched with a new design. Reminder, October 4th is release date of one the most important rock albums of 2004: Salvation.

Check the Download section for a mp3 track to download: Leave me Here.

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Archive of The Comsat Angels articles from the printed press 1980 - 2002.

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Music webzine: Clever Music

Clever Music is a netlabel & e-zine dedicated to forward thinking electronic music, specialising in eclectic house, techno & glitch ...

Music We Like:
Matthew Dear - Ricardo Villalobos - Robag Wruhme - Richie Hawtin - Oliver Hacke - Trapez -Akufen - Background - Geoff White - Magda - Perlon - Stewart Walker - Freude am Tanzen - Baby Ford - Playhouse - Substatic - Tongut - Morris Audio - Musik Krause - Minus - Kompakt - Telegraph - Raum...Musik - Luciano

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ReGen Magazine review Attrition - Dante's Kitchen

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ReGen Magazine interview Clan of Xymox

An interview with Ronny Moorings of Clan of Xymox
By Jez Porat

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Four Tet - Late Night Tales

Anglo Plugging provide info on a compilation compiled by FOUR TET as part of Azuli's 'LATE NIGHT TALES' series on October 4th.

1. Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Haunted Feelings - Atlantic
2. Koushik - Battle rhymes for battle times - Text
3. Hal Baine - Wiggy (edit) - Universal
4. Manfred Mann's Chapter 3 - One way glass - Vertigo
5. Terry Riley - Music for the gift (part 2) - Cortical foundation
6. Max Roach (M'Boom) - January V - Columbia
7. Tortoise - Why we fight - Soul Static Sound
8. Gravediggaz - 2 cups of blood - Gee Street
9. Smoke - Griffo (edit) - MPS
10. The Sun Ra Arkestra - Nuclear war (Live version) - Praxis
11. Joe Henderson - Earth - Milestone
12. Linda Perhacs - Parallelograms - The wild places
13. Four Tet - Castles made of sand
14. Jef Gilson + Malagasy - Valiha Del - Palm
15. Fairport Convention - Tale in hard time - Island
16. J Saunders - Tinkle - De Wolfe
17. Icarus - Benevolant Incubator - n/a
18. Manitoba - 218 Beverley - Leaf

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