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Saturday, December 31, 2005

 

WFMU STAFF YEAR-END LISTS - 2005 - Staff 2005 lists from this famous NYC community based radical radio station.

# posted by DJ Martian 2:40 PM
 

Undertoner.dk - Årets bedste plader 2005 [via it's a trap]

From a Danish webzine. Danish and International 2005 Lists.

Mew take top slot for Danish album of the year. Yet another top slot of Sufjan Stevens in the international list.

# posted by DJ Martian 2:34 PM
 

HMV UK - Best of 2005 Polls - presents info on poll results of various UK media publications.

Including DJ Magazine Top 25 Albums.

[Which I didn't get around to mentioning earlier this month, Why were The Chemical Brothers in at 1, have the DJ magazine staff gone tone deaf with too many loud club nites out?]

# posted by DJ Martian 2:27 PM
 

electrotope: Favorite CDs of 2005 in genres - A Swiss / Zurich based blogger provides a 2005 lists overview approach [that I have used previously], breaking down music into loose genre areas.

Note: Updated new URL !

Similar diverse coverage to The Wire / Boomkat / Other Music etc.

# posted by DJ Martian 2:19 PM
 

Planet Sound Top 50 Albums And Singles of 2005 results of the C4 Teletext music writers poll. [UK based Teletext service on Channel 4]

with a strange twist: apparently if you're in the album chart you're not in the single one.

# posted by DJ Martian 2:13 PM
 

Indie For Dummies: MUSIC BLOG TOP 100 ALBUM 2005 - polled music blogggers for their top 10s.

well over a hundred music bloggers polled to find some sort of music blogsophere consensus for 2005.

Some selective positions:

#100 - COLLEEN: THE GOLDEN MORNING BREAKS [Leaf] - 18 pt.

89
# -- - OUT HUD: LET US NEVER SPEAK OF IT AGAIN [K7] - 21 pt. - 3 + 1 votes

#73 - VITALIC: OK COWBOY [Pias] - 25 pt. - 5 + 1 votes

#63 - MEW: AND THE GLASS HANDED KITES [Bmg] - 28 pt. - 5 votes

#52 - BOARDS OF CANADA: THE CAMPFIRE HEADPHASE [Warp] - 33 pt. - 7
votes

#47 - BROADCAST: TENDER BUTTONS [Warp] - 35 pt. - 7 votes

#38 - LIGHTNING BOLT: HYPERMAGIC MOUNTAIN [Load] - 44 pt. - 6 votes

#35 - DOVES: SOME CITIES [Heavenly] - 47 pt. - 9 votes

#33 - ELBOW: LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD [V2] - 48 pt. - 8 + 1 votes

#26 - EDITORS: THE BACK ROOM [Kitchenware] - 60 pt. - 15 votes

#16 - LCD SOUNDSYSTEM: LCD SOUNDSYSTEM [DFA] - 108 pt. - 21 votes

#15 - SIGUR ROS: TAKK [Emi] - 120 pt. - 23 votes

#13 - ANIMAL COLLECTIVE: FEELS [Fat Cat] - 122 pt. - 23 votes

#6 - MY MORNING JACKET: Z [Bmg] - 160 pt. - 26 votes

and the top 5

#5 - WOLF PARADE: APOLOGIES TO THE QUEEN MARY [Sub Pop] - 211 pt. - 41 votes
#4 - BLOC PARTY: SILENT ALARM [Wichita] - 269 pt. - 40 votes
#3 - THE DECEMBERISTS: PICARESQUE [Rough Trade] - 290 pt. - 43 votes
#2 - CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH!: CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH! [-] - 293 pt. - 44 votes
#1 - SUFJAN STEVENS: ILLINOISE [Rough Trade] - 555 pt. - 75 votes

The results suggests that Pitchfork has significant influence on listening interests of many. However I wonder what sort of narrow demographics most of these bloggers fall into, I bet most are between 21-34 and men and primarily into Pitchfork/ Metacritic rated music i.e in the top 100 there are [too] many trad songs indie rock / americana type artists. Notice the absence of jazz and metal for example.

# posted by DJ Martian 2:07 PM
 

Fail: Rewind provides albums and singles top 10s.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:44 PM
 

Trax best albums and tracks of 2005 - Spanish based electronic music magazine.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:40 PM

Friday, December 30, 2005

 

Around 2005 In 100 Albums -- Rate Your Music A list by inventio13

rateyourmusic.com user, inventio13 - has applied a systematic approach to tracking 2005 releases throughout the year. Now inventio13 has provided a snapshot view of his 100 favourite 2005 albums at the mo.


(With hundreds of records still in the listening queue, this list is very tentative at the moment. Major updates are expected in the next months.)


Congratulations goto Norway's Shining - In The Kingdom Of Kitsch You Will Be A Monster for the top slot [at the mo].

# posted by DJ Martian 8:59 PM
 

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# posted by DJ Martian 7:17 PM
 

Matmos plan 2006 Album

Silent Uproar report Matmos Ready New Album for May 2006

# posted by DJ Martian 5:39 PM
 

Exclusive - Patrick Wolf Signs to Loog, Working on Third Album

Patrick Wolf has signed to Loog/Polydor and is currently working on a new album with Austrian sound engineer Patrick Pulsinger

Press Release via Mingo PR

Patrick Wolf signs to Loog


Loog are delighted to announce the newest signing to their roster, Patrick Wolf.


...

Loog head James Oldham said: “We’re delighted to sign an artist as unique and driven as Patrick. We’ve been a fan of his for a long time, so it’s fantastic that we’re finally going to get to work with him. He’s someone who’s going to have a long and extraordinary career in music.”

And the next stage of that career begins immediately as Patrick has already begun work on his third LP “The Magic Position” in Vienna with engineer Patrick Pulsinger. The process continues in the new year as Patrick heads to New York where various luminaries will take part in the recording. No one knows yet precisely what the new record will sound like, but it’s certain to be Patrick’s most ambitious album to date.

Patrick had this to say: “After much label fever at the end of my tour this year, I found myself very much safe and at home with Loog/Polydor records. It is really exciting to now have the structures in place so that I can create all the work I want to create, that it will be heard and promoted the right way, and perhaps my days of living like a tramp are over. Perhaps. Now, all is looking good, I have a lot of music to make, keys to hit, strings to break and now am recording my third work. Extreme thank yous to all that have stood by me on the long and winding dirt track to now. You're all still with us - magic is alive.”

Patrick Wolf will be debuting songs from his new album at a soon-to-be-announced show in March in London.


Mingo PR [via email]

# posted by DJ Martian 3:12 PM
 

New issue of Terrorizer magazine on sale January 3rd?, Opeth are on the front cover.

FEATURES

STUDIO REPORT: CELTIC FROST
STUDIO REPORT: VENOM
OPETH
DRAGONFORCE
2005 ALBUMS OF THE YEAR
2005 READERS' POLL
THE BERZERKER
NEO-FOLK
THYRFING
OPETH POSTER
AMONG THE MISSING
BAR-BARIAN WRATH: RONNIE JAMES DIO
TRIBES OF NEUROT + HARVESTMAN
HARD OF HEARING: TRIVIUM

FEar Candy 24: Free sampler CD

DRAGONFORCE 'Through The Fire And Flames'
CHILDREN OF BODOM 'Trashed, Lost And Strung Out'
THE BERZERKER 'All About You'
EDGUY 'Wasted Time'
THYRFING 'Jag Spår Fördärv'
ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET 'So Grim So True So Real'
ION DISSONANCE 'Cleansed By Silence'
L'ACEPHALE: 'The Book Of Lies'
EARTHRIDE 'Fighting The Devils Inside You'
WORMS OF SABNOCK 'Black Empire'
NORMA JEAN 'Bayonetwork'
PROFANE 'Porcelain'
MY CROSS TO BARE 'Chikolita Won't Sleep'
NINE DAYS TO NO ONE 'Twilight Of The Idols'
DEATHSTARS 'Cyanide'
CHAIN COLLECTOR 'Neverwhere'

# posted by DJ Martian 12:48 PM
 

indieworkshop.com: Top 50 albums of 2005 is now completed.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:22 PM
 

Reminder, OFFICIAL ILM 2005 POLL You know you want to... - deadline to vote approaching.

# posted by DJ Martian 10:46 AM
 

Tracklisting details for fabric 26: global communication

# posted by DJ Martian 12:31 AM
 

iLiKETRAiNS

iLiKETRAiNS are new-ish band from Leeds, imagine Peter Murphy fronting Sigur Ros

The track: A ROOK HOUSE FOR BOBBY - just listened to this track on Xfm spun by John Kennedy.

Wow this band have massive potential, dramatic/ epic/ orchestral music like Peter Murphy wrapped up in the epic splendour of Sigur Ros. Other inspirations I detect: Red House Painters, Nick Cave, Joy Division, TV on the Radio, Kitchens of Distinction, Explosions in the Sky, The God Machine - you get my drift !

iLiKETRAiNS are definately one's to watch in 2006 !

# posted by DJ Martian 12:23 AM

Thursday, December 29, 2005

 

BigYawn.net: Top 50 Albums of 2005

Notice, Opeth crossing over to non-Metal lists.

# posted by DJ Martian 10:49 PM
 

Sex to 9 with Maria - Maria's Top 20 Albums of 2005

Respected, Total Rock DJ Maria lists her fav 20 albums of 2005. Sweden's melodic death metal artist: Scar Symmetry take top slot.

Maria's show can be heard on Total rock radio each Friday evening, repeated early on Saturday morning.

# posted by DJ Martian 10:28 PM
 

Best Music Albums 2005 - A list by ZwarthaRt [a rateyourmusic.com user]

One of the most diverse end of year lists that I have seen so far.

# posted by DJ Martian 10:23 PM
 

No Ripcord - The Top Fifty Albums of 2005 - Part One and Part Two

# posted by DJ Martian 9:43 PM
 

new-noise.net present THE NEW-NOISE TOP 50 ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2005

# posted by DJ Martian 9:40 PM
 

blissblog: a year - Simon Reynolds 2005 overview lists.

# posted by DJ Martian 9:33 PM
 

albumvote.co.uk report Radiohead Plan Spring Return

# posted by DJ Martian 8:50 PM
 

Intuitive Music select their Best Albums of 2005 - Intuitive Music

"This is Intuitive Music's selection of what we consider the best 20 albums released during 2005, from the music that has comed to our hands. The albums are listed in alphabetical order since we don't see possible to pick which are better than the others, specially because the selection includes different genres, including electronica, experimental, jazz and progressive music."

# posted by DJ Martian 8:42 PM

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

 

Killing Joke name new album !

Blabbermouth.Net report KILLING JOKE Bassist Praises New Album...

KILLING JOKE will release their new album, "Hosannas from the Basements of Hell", on March 3, 2006 via Edel.

track listing:

01. This Tribal Antidote
02. Hosannas From The Basements of Hell
03. Invocation
04. Implosion
05. Majestic
06. Walking With Gods
07. Lightbringer
08. Gratitude
(+ hidden track "Judas Goat")

# posted by DJ Martian 7:36 PM

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

 

Ground and Sky - Brandon's Music Blog presents his fav music of 2004 !

delayed reaction by a year !

"It's past time for my latest best-of-year list. I've been procrastinating a bit, see, because 2004 was such an amazingly brilliant year for new music that I would have a hard time making a top-20 list, much less my customary top 10. Nevertheless, here's my best shot. For the newer readers, note that this is a best of 2004, not 2005 ? the extra year allows for a bit more perspective as well as a chance to catch up on releases that passed me by originally. "

Isis - Panopticon takes top slot

# posted by DJ Martian 10:43 PM
 

TotalRock.com report Mastodon are expected to call their new album Blood Mountain

# posted by DJ Martian 9:53 PM
 

Junkmedia present Junkmedia, 2005: The Year in Music

# posted by DJ Martian 9:31 PM

Monday, December 26, 2005

 

CMJ - 2005: CMJ's 30 Best including:

High on Fire, Daniel Lanois, LCD Soundsystem, Konono No. 1, Opeth, Jesu, Dalek and Animal Collective.

# posted by DJ Martian 8:17 PM
 

indieworkshop.com - Top 50 albums of 2005 - the countdown has started.

# posted by DJ Martian 8:11 PM

Sunday, December 25, 2005

 

just for a day news alert rip derek bailey 1/29/30 - 12/25/05

on ILM: derek bailey died

# posted by DJ Martian 11:43 PM
 

Basement Galaxy - The Best Albums of 2005. to be completed tomorrow.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:30 PM
 

Integrated Top 100 Albums of 2005: Pitchfork, Stylus, Tiny Mix Tapes, Coke Machine Glow, and Almost Cool -- Rate Your Music - A list by brente78

a stats mash-up from a rateyourmusic.com user.

Compiled from the individual writer lists from each site using an elaborate points system devised by me. (Note: Stars, Cam'ron, Love Is All, and Amadou & Mariam were excluded, as they were not technically released during 2005.)

# posted by DJ Martian 10:53 PM
 

Almost Cool present My Favorite 20 Albums of 2005 - Almost Cool Music Reviews

Also Almost Cool provide Top Albums of 2005 Reader Lists - you can send yours in.

so far (18 total / 11 countries representing)

# posted by DJ Martian 10:46 PM
 

disquiet present disquiet: 2005, in review

Because of the enormous amount of music released each year, it is absurd to single out a handful of recordings as 'the best,' or even as 'my favorites.' But also because of the enormous amount of music released each year, the exercise can be helpful. This is my favorite music of 2005, broken into two categories: commercial recordings and free downloads. And there's a short bit at the end about the year in film soundtracks.

By Marc Weidenbaum

# posted by DJ Martian 10:39 PM

Saturday, December 24, 2005

 

ROUGH TRADE SHOPS - COUNTER CULTURE 05

Rough Trade announce ROUGH TRADE SHOPS - COUNTER CULTURE 05

To be released January 23rd 2005

TRACK LISTING.
CD1
Boards Of Canada - Constants Are Changing
Jandek - Nancy Sings
Six Organs Of Admittance - Words For Two
Espers - Meadow
The Boy Least Likely - To Paper Cuts
The Spinto Band - Direct To The Helmet
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Details Of The War
Matson Jones - New York City Fuck Off
Scout Niblett - Valvoline
Low - California
Serena Maneesh - Drive Me Home The Lonely Nights
Modlang - Slaughtered By The Sun
King Creosote - Klutz
The Pippettes - It Hurts To See You Dance So Well
Ana da Silva - Disco Ball
Asja Auf Capri - Contre Temps
Gang Gang Dance - God's Money V
Matthew Herbert - Celebrity
Princess Superstar - My Machine
Smoosh - Rad
Uknown Artist - Gang Fight
Konono No.1 - Lufuala Ndonga edit
Brodsky Quartet - My Mood Swings ft. Elvis Costello
Daniel Johnston - The Beatles
Katzenjammers - Cars
David Shrigley - Don'ts

CD2
Nurse With Wound - June 15 edit
Albert Kuvezin and Yat-Kha - The Wild Mountain Thyme
Lindstrom - I Feel Space (M.A.N.D.Y. Remix) edit
Green Velvet - No Sex
No Bra - Munchausen
Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To (Erol Alkan's Glam Racket)
Data Panik - Cubis (I Love You)
Good Shoes - Small Town Girl
Test Icicles - Circle. Square. Triangle.
Milburn - Showroom
CDOASS - Speak To Me
The Fall - Clasp Hands
Brakes - Heard About Your Band
The Long Blondes - Lust In The Movies
10lec6 - Counter Stroke
Death Sentence: PANDA! - A+ Cannibal
The Thing - Have Love Will Travel
Jack Too Jack - The March Of The Big White Barbarians edit
Attack Formation - Station Id / Pearl Snaps
Snow White - Attack Form
Lightning Bolt - Riff Wraiths
50ft Wave - Clara Bow
Sleater Kinney - Modern Girl
Harry Walker-Wright - Untitled

And if that's not enough pre-orders are guaranteed to receive the limited edition bonus cd
1.Architecture In Helsinki - Maybe You Can Owe Me
2.Semi Finalists - Let's Kill This
3.Gang Of Four - I Love A Man In Uniform
4.Saul Williams - List Of Demands (Reparations)

# posted by DJ Martian 4:12 PM
 

Reminder: Stylus Magazine's Top 50 Albums of 2005 - now completed, plus individual writers lists.

# posted by DJ Martian 3:10 PM

Thursday, December 22, 2005

 

Issue 59 of Earplug

DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 4

Earplug is a twice-monthly email magazine, delivering a handpicked selection of news, sounds, videos, and original features to the international electronic-music community.

# posted by DJ Martian 10:03 PM
 

MVC Stores Go into Administration

Reuters.co.uk report MVC files for bankruptcy

UK Music retailer MVC stores with 70 stores? have gone into Administration, seeking bankruptcy protection from its creditors.

However Retail Week are already reporting that 40 stores have been sold to rival retailer Music Zone for an undisclosed sum. Note, I can't find a secondary source to confirm this news.

Speculation that Music Zone and Fopp may acquire further MVC shop locations.

Music Zone [primarily a North West/ Northern England chain looking to expand elsewhere]

Fopp [have been looking to expand in England, acquiring key MVC store locations could be an easy solution]

# posted by DJ Martian 9:19 AM
 

Top 1000 Albums of 2005 @ rateyourmusic.com has been updated once again.

What other 2005 list features the diverse talents of: Opeth, Pelican, Dark Tranquillity, Pat Metheny, Jesu, Ulver, Broadcast, Dalek, Jaga Jazzist, Depeche Mode, Mew, Between the Buried and Me, Port-Royal, The Books, and Lightning Bolt in the top 100.

Wow ! Riverside - Second Life Syndrome now @ 6 !

New in the Top 100:

Ladytron [86], Arcturus [90], Sunn O))) [91], Elbow [100]

some selective positions outside the 100:

109 Van Der Graaf Generator - Present
132 Nine Horses - Snow Borne Sorrow
137 Konono No. 1 - Congotronics
173 Shining - In The Kingdom Of Kitsch You Will Be A Monster
180 Vitalic - Ok Cowboy
203 Isolée - Wearemonster
206 Primordial - The Gathering Wilderness
265 Wobbler - Hinterland
384 Gojira - From Mars to Sirius
386 The Juan Maclean - Less Than Human
411 Guapo - Black Oni
456 Novembers Doom - The Pale Haunt Departure
529 Jan Jelinek - Kosmischer Pitch
567 Coil -The Ape of Naples
641 a-ha - Analogue
661 Richard Davis - Details
674 Larsen - Play
697 Marsen Jules - Herbstlaub
755 Bohren & Der Club of Gore - Geisterfaust
767 Jackie-O Motherfucker - Flags of the Sacred Harp
772 Murcof - Remembranza
809 Deaf Center - Pale Ravine
850 Frantic Bleep - The Sense Apparatus
855 Field Music - Field Music
871 Malory - The Third Face
901 Solefald - Red for Fire: An Icelandic Odyssey, Part 1
909 Matias Aguayo - Are You Really Lost
917 Tord Gustavsen Trio - The Ground
932 Julien Neto - Le Fumeur de Ciel
973 Nil - Nil Novo Sub Sol

# posted by DJ Martian 12:32 AM

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

 

prefixmag present their The-Best-Albums-of-2005 - [prefixmag] the countdown has now been completed.

Reminder: Stylus are still counting down their 2005 albums - to be completed this Friday.

# posted by DJ Martian 10:19 PM
 

2005 Kerrang Albums Of The Year

Via ILM Back to serious issues: Who Will Win Kerrang's Best Albums Of 2005

2005 Kerrang Albums Of The Year: the Top 20 stats:

20) Every Time I Die - Gutter Phenomenon
19) Corrosion Of Conformity - In The Arms Of God
18) The White Stripes - Get behind Me Satan
17) Arch Enemy - Doomsday machine
16) ...And You Will Know us By The Trail Of Dead - Worlds Apart
15) System Of A Down - Hypnotize
14)Akercocke - Words That Go Unspoken Deeds That Go Undone
13) Qotsa - Lulabies To Paralyze
12) Opeth - Ghost Reveries
11) The Darkness - One Way Ticket To Hell...And Back
10) Thrice - Vheissu
09) Foo Fighters - In Your Honour
08) Avenged Sevenfold - City Of Evil
07) Bullet For My valentine - The Poison
06) Alkaline Trio - Crimson
05) High On Fire - Blessed Black Wings
04) The Mars Volta - Frances The Mute
03) System Of A Down - Mesmerize
02) Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth
01) Trivium - Ascendancy

After that inadequate list.. I will wait for Terrorizer magazine's end of year list.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:31 PM

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

 

2005 Music Lists

As you can see above del.icio.us is back, reminder of 2005 Best of Music lists: del.icio.us/djmartian/b2005

# posted by DJ Martian 2:36 PM
 

This week's flavourpill LONDON [Issue 113 - 20 Dec, 2005 - 2 Jan, 2006] is a double special.

flavourpill LONDON is an email magazine covering a hand-picked selection of music, art and cultural events - delivered each Tuesday afternoon.

# posted by DJ Martian 2:01 PM
 

Pitchfork - Top 50 Albums of 2005

In terms of "top tier" criteria I disagree with nearly 75% of these selections. Here is the summary:

50: Orthrelm - OV [Ipecac]
49: Fiery Furnaces - EP [Rough Trade]
48: Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy [Jagjaguwar]
47: The Boy Least Likely To - The Best Party Ever [Too Young to Die]
46: Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine [Jon Brion Version] [mp3]
45: M83 - Before the Dawn Heals Us [Mute]
44: Vashti Bunyan - Lookaftering [Fat Cat]
43: Spoon - Gimme Fiction [Merge]
42: My Morning Jacket - Z [RCA]
41: Róisín Murphy - Ruby Blue [Echo]
40: Young Jeezy - Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 [Def Jam]
39: Robyn - Robyn [Konichiwa]
38: Devendra Banhart - Cripple Crow [XL]
37: Dominik Eulberg - Kreucht & Fleucht [Mischwald]
36: Keith Fullerton Whitman - Multiples [kranky]
35: The Game - The Documentary [Aftermath/Interscope]
34: Silver Jews - Tanglewood Numbers [Drag City]
33: Bloc Party - Silent Alarm [Vice]
32: Beanie Sigel - The B.Coming [Roc-A-Fella]
31: Konono No. 1 - Congotronics [Crammed Discs]
30: Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better [Domino]
29: Serena Maneesh - Serena Maneesh[Honeymilk]
28: Sunn O))) - Black One [Southern Lord]
27: Jamie Lidell - Multiply [Warp]
26: The Decemberists - Picaresque [Kill Rock Stars]
25: Alan Braxe & Friends - The Upper Cuts [PIAS]
24: The Mountain Goats - The Sunset Tree [4AD]
23: Ladytron - The Witching Hour [Rykodisc]
22: Broadcast - Tender Buttons [Warp]
21: Bonnie "Prince" Billy & Matt Sweeney - Superwolf [Drag City]
20: The Hold Steady - Separation Sunday [Frenchkiss]
019: Sleater-Kinney - The Woods [Sub Pop]
018: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah [Clap Your Hands Say Yeah]
017: The Clientele - Strange Geometry [Merge]
016: Love Is All - Nine Times That Same Song [What's Your Rupture?]
015: Clipse - We Got It 4 Cheap, Vol. 2 [mixunit.com]
014: Vitalic - OK Cowboy [PIAS]
013: Various Artists - Run the Road [679]
012: New Pornographers - Twin Cinema [Matador]
011: Isolée - We Are Monster [Playhouse]
10: Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary [Sub Pop]
09: Cam'ron - Purple Haze [Roc-A-Fella]
08: LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem [DFA]
07: Animal Collective - Feels [Fat Cat]
06: Deerhoof - The Runners Four [Kill Rock Stars]
05: Antony & the Johnsons - I Am a Bird Now [Secretly Canadian]
04: M.I.A. - Arular [XL]
03: Art Brut - Bang Bang Rock & Roll [Fierce Panda]
02: Kanye West - Late Registration [Roc-A-Fella]
01: Sufjan Stevens - Illinois [Asthmatic Kitty]

Update: now in a rateyourmusic.com list format: Pitchfork 50 Best Albums of 2005

plus: Individual writers' Lists

# posted by DJ Martian 12:40 PM

Monday, December 19, 2005

 

PopMatters presents Adrien Begrand's The Best Metal Albums of 2005 feature.

# posted by DJ Martian 9:27 PM
 

Temp Solution for 2005 Music Lists - RawSugar

del.icio.us is still down at the mo.

So, I have activated RawSugar as a temp solution to store 2005 Best of Lists: temp - djmartian on RawSugar

Back in September I imported my del.icio.us links to RawSugar - a social search engine powered by user contributions

RawSugar

Unlike del.icio.us, RawSugar offers full text search.

I would use RawSugar more frequently:

* if they offered a del.icio.us sync
* have a User Interface similar to del.icio.us or that of Jots
* offer a 100 bookmark view.

# posted by DJ Martian 8:13 PM
 

Stylus review Coil - The Ape of Naples

# posted by DJ Martian 3:53 PM
 

PopMatters presents PopMatters Picks: The Best Music of 2005 | Introduction including Best 50 Albums of 2005 also:

Best 10 Electronic Albums of 2005

Best Jazz Albums of 2005

Best Reissues of 2005

# posted by DJ Martian 1:57 PM
 

Stylus Magazine's Top 50 Albums of 2005 - the countdown has commenced.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:23 PM
 

Pitchfork - Top 50 Singles of 2005 with reviews.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:22 PM

Sunday, December 18, 2005

 

Exclaim - Year in Review 2005 from Canada's Exclaim magazine.

Something for nearly everyone ? Featured lists:

Pop & Rock - Top 20
Funk, Soul & Outernational Vibes - Top 10
Hip-Hop - Top 10
Electronic - Top 10
Punk - Top 10
Metal & Hardcore - Top 10
Experimental & Avant-Garde - Top 10
Folk, Country & Blues - Top 10

# posted by DJ Martian 8:37 PM
 

This week's 6 Music - 6 Mix features High Contrast

Drum and bass producer Lincoln Barrett AKA High Contrast joins on this week's mix

The Welsh drum n bass star from Cardiff !

Broadcast: Sunday 18 December 8pm - 10pm [Available on Listen Again after broadcast for 7 days]

# posted by DJ Martian 8:05 PM
 

Marcello Carlin's End of Year Lists

Marcello Carlin has published his individualistic end of year lists: BONZOS, BOMBS AND REBIRTHS: THE CHURCH OF ME ALBUMS OF 2005

Marcello Carlin's Top 50 Albums of 2005 with extensive personal reviews. [Plus: TOP 50 REISSUES, COMPILATIONS AND THINGS FROM THE PAST I NEVER KNEW EXISTED.]

some highlights of the Top 50 Albums of 2005

49. ELLEN ALLIEN Thrills
47. VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR Present
45. CHARLIE HADEN/LIBERATION MUSIC ORCHESTRA Not In Our Name

44. NEW ORDER Waiting For The Sirens' Call [Why include this when Depeche Mode released a superior album: a reverse of 2001 !]

43. LANSING-DREIDEN The Incomplete Triangle [that's a 2004 album]

39. THE RESIDENTS Animal Lover
36. ARIEL PINK'S HAUNTED GRAFFITI Worn Copy
33. BOARDS OF CANADA The Campfire Headphase
32. LAWRENCE The Night Will Last Forever
28. BROADCAST Tender Buttons
25. LADYTRON Witching Hour

23. MEW Mew And The Glass Handed Kites [at last a Brit has recognized this album]

19. POLAR BEAR Held On The Tips Of Fingers
12. VITALIC OK Cowboy
11. NINE HORSES Snow Bound Sorrow

Top 5

5. THE ARCADE FIRE Funeral [Lots of Brits are rating this album]
4. BRIAN ENO Another Day On Earth
3. THE BOOKS Lost And Safe [The Wire's album of the year]
2. THE SHORTWAVE SET The Debt Collection
1. KATE BUSH Aerial

# posted by DJ Martian 5:54 PM
 

The Observer Music Monthly Top 100 Albums of 2005 + Top 50 Readers List

The Observer | OMM | Countdown: the OMM top 100 albums

The Observer Music Monthly have gone for a Top 100 this year which is good to see as Top 50 countdowns are unable to scope the year IMHO. Their 2005 list is certainly the most diverse I have seen by a printed mainstream publication so far. However the quality control is rather scatty trying to appeal to a broad readership.

Anthony & the Johnsons takes top slot. I don't like the texture of his eccentric vocal style and the backing music just does nothing for me. But this album is doing rather well in end of year lists.

Some Highlights:

95 Echo & the Bunnymen
94 Lightning Bolt
89 Wayne Shorter Quartet
85 Acoustic Ladyland
82 Brian Eno
75 My Morning Jacket
74 The Editors
69 Elbow
67 Whitey
61 Les Georges Leningrad [that's a 2004 album folks]
60 Pat Metheny Group
58 Solveig Slettahjell
54 Animal Collective
53 Vitalic
52 Sigur Ros
50 St Etienne
41 Ali Farka Toure and Toumani Diabate
36 Ariel Pink
34 Konono No 1
31 Arild Andersen Group
27 Kate Bush
24 Manu Katche
14 LCD Soundsytem
13 Roots Manuva
12 Polar Bear
10 The Arcade Fire

Amongst the Hundred there are some strange choices that are completely laughable: this lot would be more suitable on a worst of 2005 list:

100 Rolling Stones - AOR slosh, 96 Hard-Fi - simpleton chav britpop, 90 Goldie Lookin Chain - welsh comedy rap, 86 Charlotte Church - pop pap, 78 50 Cent - lame rap, 77 Darkness - comedy rawk, 49 Chemical Brothers - dated clunky beats, 38 Babyshambles - shambolic tuneless tripe, 37 Robbie Williams - chav Mainstream pop rock, 16 Oasis - plodding rubbish trad rock.

Observer Music Monthly also give an insight into what music is popular in Britain in 2005: Your top 50 albums

The list reads like a combination of Uncut/ Mojo/ NME/ Q / The Word, 6 Music and Later with Jools Holland. I guess the people who voted were primarily in the 20 to 45 age group.

The Arcade Fire was the most popular album, Kate Bush [12], Sigur Ros [13], Elbow [18], LCD Soundsystem [21], Doves [27]

# posted by DJ Martian 3:30 PM
 

Playlouder Top 50 Albums & Singles of 2005

PLAYLOUDER | top50 albums 2005

The Arcade Fire take top slot

Some highlights:

Patrick Wolf [4], Editors [12], Ladytron [13], Sigur Ros [17], The Mars Volta [19], Elbow [22], Vitalic [31], Broadcast [32], Animal Collective [36], Kate Bush [38], Depeche Mode [39], The Fall [43], Roots Manuva [44] and Lightning Bolt [49]

Two Big Turkeys: What are the Bloodhound Gang doing at 16?, The Dorkness at 23 ?

PLAYLOUDER | top50 singles 2005

Clor - Love & Pain take top slot

# posted by DJ Martian 2:35 PM
 

Boomkat End of Year Charts

Boomkat - Top 50 Albums of 2005

some highlights:

3 MARSEN JULES
4 DEAF CENTER
5 BROADCAST
6 DJ KOZE
12 JULIEN NETO
26 RICHIE HAWTIN [this is the top rated mix album]
27 MATT ELLIOT
28 ISOLEE
30 GOLDMUND
37 PIANA
38 CYNE
41 MATIAS AGUAYO
46 MARCONI UNION
47 VEX'D
49 AUDION

Plus end of year lists from artists/ record label owners / media types are displayed in the right side panel. Check back as more are being added.

Boomkat - Top 50 Singles of 2005

# posted by DJ Martian 2:20 PM

Saturday, December 17, 2005

 

25 Essential Echoes CDs for 2005

ECHOES
A Nightly Music Soundscape

25 Essential Echoes CDs for 2005
You've seen the 2005 Echoes Listener Poll. This one is different. These are the albums that snapped the synapses of John Diliberto and
the Echoes staff in 2005.


"The 25 Essential Echoes CDs for 2005" program will air Tuesday,
December 20th and Sunday, December 25th.


1. Laurel MacDonald - Luscinia's Lullaby - (Improbable Music)
2. Jon Hassell - Maarifa Street - (Nyen)
3. Keola Beamer & R. Carlos Nakai - Our Beloved Land - (Canyon)
4. Leo Abraham - Honey Trap - (Absolute Zero Records)
5. Sumner McKane - North - (Don't Hit Your Sister Records)
6. Tristeza - A Colores - (Better Looking Records)
7. Peppino D'Agostino & Stef Burns - Bayshore Road - (Favored Nations)
8. Philip Glass - Orion - (Orange Mountain Music)
9. Matt Coldrick & Matt Hillier - Elemental Journey: Absolute
Ambient Volume 2 - (Green Nuns Music)
10. Mark Isham - Crash (OST) - (Superb Records)
11. Bluetech - Sines and Singularities - (Aleph Zero)
12. Manual - Azure Vista - (Darla)
13. Yo Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble - Silk Road Journeys: Beyond the
Horizon - (Sony Classics)
14. Brian Eno - Another Day on Earth - (Ryko)
15. Ulrich Schnauss - Far Away Trains Passing By - (Domino)
16. Anoushka Shankar - Rise - (Angel Records)
17. Mediaeval Baebes - Mirabilis - (Nettwerk America)
18. Jeff Oster - Released - (Retso Records)
19. Afro Celt Sound System - Volume V: Anatomic - (Real World Records)
20. Mariam Matossian - Far From Home - (Self Released)
21. Sigur Ros - Takk - (Geffen)
22. Michael Hewett - Ally - (Self Released)
23. Harold Budd - Avalon Sutra - (Samadhisound)
24. Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabete - In the Heart of the Moon -
(Nonesuch)
25. Aine Minogue - Celtic Lamentations - (Sounds True Music)

These CD's and other recommendations by John Diliberto can be found
on our website at http://www.echoes.org/holiday.html

Echoes is the nightly music soundscape heard on over 130 public radio
stations, on-line at www.echoes.org. and on XM Satellite Radio,
Channel 133 on Sunday 3 til 5 pm ET and Monday 3 til 5am ET.

***********************************************************
http://www.echoes.org

via email mailing list from Echoes

# posted by DJ Martian 3:37 PM

Friday, December 16, 2005

 

On sale this Sunday: The Observer Music Monthly - what to expect [via email]

TOP OF THE WORLD
No other band walked the walk in 2005 like U2. Joining Bono and co on tour, Paul Morley marvels at their staying power.

- does the world need another U2 feature?

THE OMM 100
Your 15-page guide to the 100 best albums of 2005, plus the 20 hottest tracks and the OMM readers' picks of the year.

- What will the 100 albums be?

# posted by DJ Martian 3:14 PM
 

New Issue of The Wire features a Rewind 2005 themed special.

# posted by DJ Martian 2:57 PM
 

LookLater is a new private bookmarking system that has some cool features.

About Section: way to easily and quickly store private bookmarks to interesting links found while browsing.

Instant searchable bookmarks in your own FREE and PRIVATE on-line archive

# Bookmark links, pages or images
# Automatically save context with each bookmark
# Search in titles or context or browse by date or site
# Tag bookmarks and import your existing tags
# No software to install, just a bookmarklet
# Integrates with del.icio.us, Google, eBay and more

So what are the Pros of LookLater

* Fast server, changes can be made quickly.
* Interface is flexible with a quick links view section.
* The User Interface is smart and easy on the eye.
* Ideal for a quick links dump i.e "to read" later, therefore ideal for bloggers and users of social bookmarking systems [such as del.icio.us] to pre-sort info.
* Features include a direct link to del.icio.us, so you can easily re-tag any bookmarked item if you use that system.
* Ideal for storing frequently used links if you use multiple PCs.
* Are your bookmarks/ favorites on your browser getting clogged up ? LookLater could be the answer to your problems.

Private: no user name associated with the URL, so your privacy can be preserved.

There are Some Drawbacks

* Chunky text size, not compact enough compared to many bookmarking systems.
* No automatic tagging when you bookmark a page, however tags can be quickly added afterwards.
* The context box auto saves the initial keywords of a website. Often you need to edit this.
* Features: where the link came from. Who cares ? no option to hide this feature.

Overall I would recommend Looklater as an ideal compliment to existing systems such as del.icio.us and your existing browser bookmarks/ favorites links.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:50 AM

Thursday, December 15, 2005

 

Kultureflash - Headlines from London [No. 147 / 15.12.05]

This week's Kultureflash - Headlines from London

KultureFlash is a free, weekly newsletter covering contemporary culture in and around London. Each week we track down some of the more unusual and interesting 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 most stimulating events in London.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:37 PM
 

The Beautiful People

One of my future tips, Norway's The Beautiful People provide an update [alerted via it's a trap]

12/12/05 The band are recording their first album at Crystal Canyon studios.

12/12/05 The Beautiful People will soon change their name because it is taken in the US and UK. If any of you have a suggestion, feel free to send an email.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:10 PM
 

The Wire - End of Year Lists

Via ILM: The Wire Top 50

Top 50

The Books - Lost And Safe
MIA - Arular
Animal Collective - Feels
Richard Youngs - The Naive Shaman
The Lappetites - Before The Libretto
The Focus Group - Hey Let Loose Your Love
LCD Soundsystem
Tetuzi akiyama - Route 13 To The Gates Of Hell: Live In Tokyo
CocoRosie - Noah's ark
Boards Of Canada - The Campfire Headphase

Antony & The Johnsons - I Am A Bird Now
Ariel Pink - Worn Copy
The Chap - Ham
Black Mountain
Isolee - We Are Monster
David Behrman - My Dear Siegfried
The Sealed Knot - Unwanted Object
Kokono No 1 - Congotronics
Edan - The Beauty And The Beat
Jackson & His Computer Band - Smash

Lightning Bolt - Hypermagic Mountain
Lau Nau - Kuutarha
Thuja - Pine Cone Temples
Sunburned Hand Of The Man - Wedlock
Kanye West - Late Registration
John Fahey - The Great Santa Barbara Oil Slick
Mouthus - Slow Globes
Sufjan Stevens - Illinoise
Rova:Orkestrova - Electric Ascension
John Wall - Cphon

Jamie Lidell - Multiply
Susan Howe & David Grubbs - Thiefth
Broadcast - Tender Buttons
Om - Variations On A Theme
Low - The Great Destroyer
Akron/Family - Akron/Family
John Coltrane - One Down One Up:Live At The Half Note
Brian Eno - Another Day On Earth
Josephine Foster - Hazel Eyes I Will LEad You
Prurient - Black Vase

Bonnie 'Prince' Billie & Matt Sweeney - Superwolf
Sightings - Arrived In Gold
Masayuki Takayanagi - Action Direct
Einsturzende Neubauten - Grundstuck
Pelt - Untitled
Matthew Herbert - Plat Du Jour
Buck 65 - Secret House Against The world
Six Organs Of Admittance - School Of The Flower
Keiji Haino - Global Ancient Atmosphere
Eliane Radigue - Elemental II

Avant Rock A-Z

Birchville Cat Motel w/ Lee Ranaldo - 30th December 2004
Burning Star Core - The Very Heart of the world
Double Leopards - Out Of One Through One And To One
Earth - Hex;
Hisato Higuchi -2004 11 2005 4
Jandek - Glasgow sunday
Mouthus - Slow Globes
MV/EE & The Bummer Road - We Offer You Guru
Om - Variations On A Theme
Skullflower - Orange Canyon Mind
Sunburned Hand Of The Man - Wedlock
Sunn O))) - Black One
Jack Rose - Kensington Blues
Yelow Swans/ Grey Daturas - Copper/ Silver
Wooden Wand & The Vanishing Voice - Buck Dharma

Critical Beats A-Z

Isoleé - My Hi-Matic
DJ Koze - don't Feed The Cat
Motiivi:Tunetmaton - 1939
Don Atom feat. Tea Time - Mueve La Cintura
Skream, Midnight Request Line
Tori Alamaze - Don't Cha
Les Visiteurs - Snoop's Acid Drop
Lindstrom - I Feel Space
Paul Kalkbrenner - Tatü-Tata
Matias Aguayo - Drums & Feathers
Hell - Follow You (Dominik Eulberg Remix)
Aswefall - Ride (Der Schmeisser Lovelysplintermix)
Rude 66 - Die Starke Der Vernichtenden Schlage
George Issakidis - Understand What I'M Saying
MANDY vs Booka - Shade Mandarine Girl

...in a few days The Wire should put up the lists on their website.

# posted by DJ Martian 10:51 PM
 

Musique Machine interview Asva

# posted by DJ Martian 5:11 PM
 

All About Jazz review Nils Petter Molvaer | er

# posted by DJ Martian 2:47 PM
 

New Textures 2006 Album: Drawing Circles

Blabbermouth.Net report TEXTURES To Release 'Drawing Circles' In April

Dutch progressive metallers TEXTURES have set 'Drawing Circles' as the title of their sophomore album, tentatively due in April 2006 via Listenable Records.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:08 AM

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

 

Pitchfork review Ocean - Here Where Nothing Grows

# posted by DJ Martian 5:17 PM
 

Top 1000 Albums of 2005 @ rateyourmusic.com

a few changes implemented:

improved navigation: previous year [and next year] see 2004 for example
new bigger font/layout for all rym lists
top 1000 displayed in each year section as default [instead of previous 100], with breakdowns of 100.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:26 PM
 

New Order plan return to their roots for biopic

6 Music report on Joy Division comeback of sorts:

New Order have revealed they are working on songs for the film about their late Joy Division bandmate Ian Curtis.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:15 PM
 

BW & BK report MANES - New EP Completed

Also:
Manes are currently in pre-production for two new seperate albums, tentatively titled Invention - Or How The World Came To an End And Why We Did It, and Be All//End All.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:12 PM
 

An essential read: Other Music Year End Recap (December 15, 2005)

It's hard to believe that another year has just about passed us, and with
only a few weeks left in 2005, we're excited to bring you our Year End
Recap. This annual list is a compilation of our picks for the notable
releases of the year. Many of these reviews will be familiar to you, as
some of the descriptions were culled from previous Other Music Updates;
however, a few titles which might have been overlooked earlier in the year
appear here for the first time. While a couple of the albums featured in this
recap may be unavailable right now, we will announce any restocks in
future issues of the Update and on our website. We hope that you have as
much fun reading this list as we had compiling it.

Next week, we'll be sending out our final Update of the year and, soon
after, our annual Staff Top Tens and the list of 2005's best sellers. In the
meantime, please visit our website's homepage for any notable new
release that may arrive before the New Year.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:56 PM

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

 

Secret Machines - Ten Silver Drops

albumvote.co.uk report Secret Machines Confirm New Album Ten Silver Drops will be released on April 17th 2006

# posted by DJ Martian 4:07 PM
 

This week's flavourpill LONDON [Issue 112 - 13-19 December, 2005]

flavourpill LONDON is an email magazine covering a hand-picked selection of music, art and cultural events - delivered each Tuesday afternoon.

# posted by DJ Martian 3:45 PM
 

Blabbermouth.Net report TOOL Looking At Spring Release For New Album

# posted by DJ Martian 3:24 PM
 

Blabbermouth.Net report DON CABALLERO Sign With RELAPSE RECORDS

Relapse Records has announced the signing of seminal instrumental super-rock outfit DON CABALLERO. The Pittsburgh-based band is currently recording their as-yet-untitled Relapse debut full-length with longtime producer Al Sutton (THE LAUGHING HYENAS, BIG CHIEF) at Sutton's Rustbelt Studios in Detroit, MI.

# posted by DJ Martian 3:16 PM

Monday, December 12, 2005

 

This week's One World show features a Chemikal Underground label special

Show broadcast on Radio 1
Monday 12 December 2005: 0100-0300 [Now on Listen Again]

# posted by DJ Martian 7:26 PM
 

Pitchfork review Jackie-O Motherfucker - Flags of the Sacred Harp

# posted by DJ Martian 7:16 PM
 

BW & BK report WITCHERY Inks Deal With Century Media

# posted by DJ Martian 7:15 PM
 

Winds Update

Blabbermouth.Net report WINDS To Begin Recording Their 'Most Progressive And Technically Challenging' Album

Norway's progressive metal act WINDS - comprised of singer Lars Eric Si (KHOLD), guitarist Carl August Tidemann (ARCTURUS), keyboardist Andy Winter (AGE OF SILENCE) and Jan Axel Von Blomberg (ARCTURUS, MAYHEM) - will be entering the studio this week for continued work on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2004's 'The Imaginary Direction of Time' (to be released via The End Records).

# posted by DJ Martian 7:13 PM
 

DJ Magazine presents the Hype Chart of 2005

Top dancefloor choons of 2005.

# posted by DJ Martian 7:09 PM
 

Book: Northern Sun, Southern Moon: Europe's Reinvention of Jazz

New Book: on Europe's Reinvention of Jazz [via eJazzNews.com]

Mike Heffley
Northern Sun, Southern Moon: Europe's Reinvention of Jazz
Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300106939
400 pages
2005

# posted by DJ Martian 3:26 PM

Sunday, December 11, 2005

 

BBC Music review John Dahlback - Man From The Fall

# posted by DJ Martian 10:10 PM
 

Blabbermouth.Net report MASTODON Drummer Says New Album Will Be 'More Progressive' And 'Thrashier' the group's upcoming Warner Bros. debut, tentatively due late summer 2006.

# posted by DJ Martian 9:38 PM

Saturday, December 10, 2005

 

Blabbermouth.Net report DARKTHRONE To Release New Album In February; Details Revealed

Legendary Nowegian black metallers DARKTHRONE will be releasing their twelfth album, entitled "The Cult is Alive", in February 2006 via the group's newly rekindled partnership with Peaceville Records.

# posted by DJ Martian 8:17 PM
 

JJA 2005 Top 10s - on going 2005 lists from members of the Jazz Journalists Association.

# posted by DJ Martian 4:48 PM

Friday, December 09, 2005

 

AngryApe report Ariel Pink - House Arrest will be released on February 6th 2006 in the UK.

The next Ariel Pink album to be reissued by Paw Tracks, will be available in February 2006.

# posted by DJ Martian 6:48 PM
 

Qwartz Electronic Music Awards 2005

The French organized Qwartz Electronic Music Awards - 2nd Edition

Discover the latest new music

Help promote independent creativity,
new currents, new talent

Support cultural diversity and freedom of choice

Open the doors to a fair and ethical channel
for music broadcasting ?


Check the nominations: Qwartz Electronic Music Awards 2005 and listen to the albums !

The Qwartz Awards are designed to introduce the public to new music based on digital composition, promote
independent labels and artists, and each year encourage the emergence of new performers and new musical currents.

The works presented for your vote are organised in 8 different categories.

You can listen to them as often as you like up to 31 December 2005 12H (GMT+1H), but you can vote only once in each category. Participants who have voted in every category will be eligible for inclusion in a prize draw.

# posted by DJ Martian 5:06 PM
 

Next week's releases reviewed @ Norman Records

# posted by DJ Martian 4:41 PM
 

The Knife announce a new album:

The Knife will return with a new album Silent Shout in March 2006, more news very soon!

# posted by DJ Martian 1:37 PM
 

Pitchfork Interview David Sylvian

# posted by DJ Martian 1:33 PM
 

The Guardian article on artists tipped to watch for 2006: Going up?

Who will be the hottest new bands next year? Caroline Sullivan asked a few people who should know: the hottest new bands from last year

# posted by DJ Martian 12:55 PM
 

Blabbermouth.Net report BURST Announce U.K. Tour for February 2006.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:44 PM

Thursday, December 08, 2005

 

This week's flavourpill LONDON [Issue 111 - 6-12 December, 2005]

flavourpill LONDON is an email magazine covering a hand-picked selection of music, art and cultural events - delivered each Tuesday afternoon.

# posted by DJ Martian 6:01 PM
 

Kultureflash - Headlines from London [No. 146 / 08.12.05]

This week's Kultureflash - Headlines from London

KultureFlash is a free, weekly newsletter covering contemporary culture in and around London. Each week we track down some of the more unusual and interesting 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 most stimulating events in London.

# posted by DJ Martian 5:57 PM
 

Issue 58 of Earplug

DECEMBER 8 - DECEMBER 21
Earplug is a twice-monthly email magazine, delivering a handpicked selection of news, sounds, videos, and original features to the international electronic-music community.

While most of the media world dives headlong into best-of-2005 recaps, we keep the goods coming. After all, killer albums are still streaming down the pipe, leftfield mixes continue to show how established genres evolve far from their known centers, and - as Richie Hawtin tells us - technology never takes a break.

Including reviews of new albums by Pier Bucci, Static and Norken

# posted by DJ Martian 5:55 PM
 

themilkfactory.co.uk interview GREG DAVIS

# posted by DJ Martian 5:46 PM
 

themilkfactory.co.uk ISSUE #74 DECEMBER 2005: Summary

themilkfactory.co.uk deliver another fine selection of reviews. [The summaries below are from themilkfactory.co.uk e-mail/website, to see the full reviews go to the link above]

ALBUM OF THE MONTH

MARK CLIFFORD & SIMON KEALOHA - Running Taper / CALIKA - Small Talk Kills Me
While Running Taper sees Calika’s Simon Kealoha collaborating with Mark Clifford, best known for being the mastermind behind Seefeel, his solo album, Small Talks Kills Me also demonstrates great maturity as a solo artist.

REVIEWS

ALOG - Catch That Tottem! (1998-2005)
Norwegian duo Alog follow the release of their third album, Miniature, earlier this year, with this fascinating collection of rare tracks.

ANOTHER ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN - Use
Another Electronic Musician’s Jase Rex follows a series of compilation appearances with his debut album on which he attempts to fully develop his blend of digitalia and narcotic electro-dub beats.

THE BOATS - We Made This For You
Second album for The Boats, We Made This For You offers a series of miniature scenes built around sounds sourced from a single piano.

COCTEAU TWINS - Lullabies To Violaine
Essential release from 4AD to coincide with their twenty-fifth anniversary, Lullabies To Violaine collects the integral singles and EPs released by the Cocteau Twins during their sixteen-year career.

DEAF CENTER - Pale Ravine
Follow-up to Deaf Center’s debut EP released earlier this year, Pale Ravine shows a broader musical and atmospheric scope.

DESORMAIS - Dead Letters To Lost Friends / AVIA GARDNER - More Than Tongue Can Tell
Two very different releases from Quebec City-based imprint Intr.version. While Desormais distill a jazz-influenced blend of post rock, Avia Gardner debut investigates classical-infused electronic formations.

FOUR TET - Everything Ecstatic DVD / CARIBOU - Marino: The Videos
While the Four Tet DVD is an audio-visual version of his album of the same title released earlier this year, Marino collects on one DVD the integral of the videos used by Caribou during his recent tour.

HULK - Silver Thread Of Ghosts
The first full-length effort from Dublin-based Hulk, Silver Thread Of Ghosts combines field recordings, electronics and acoustic instrumentations into a stunning collection of haunting melodies and atmospheres.

ICARUS - Carnivalesque
With their latest offering, published on their own imprint, British experimental duo Icarus continue to challenge and entertain as they push the boundaries of their visionary sound further into uncharted territories.

JUDITH JUILLERAT - Soliloquy
Debut release for French chanteuse Judith Juillerat, Soliloquy combines digital synthesizers, beat boxes, guitars and piano into a soundtrack that, without any computer in sight, ensures it is her music that is heard and not her software.

DAVID SHEA - The Book Of Scenes
American experimental composer David Shea returns with a far-reaching collection of short musical scenes.

SKALPEL - Konfusion
Polish duo Skalpel return with their second slice of processed Eastern European jazz with added breaks, and this time, they present a much darker, seedier and soulful vision of late night smoky grooves.

UM - Giraffe (Refined) / ASCOLTARE - Fatty Parts For A Good Match
Split LP featuring fifteen tracks from UM and one long collage from Ascoltare. Strictly limited and utterly fun.

WON - A Forest
Won is the solo project of Paris-based S�bastien Llinares, and this, his second album, proves to be a truly inspiring piece of work.

# posted by DJ Martian 5:29 PM
 

themilkfactory.co.uk present The 2005 Review - Best of 2005

20 Albums
10 Singles

A surprising number 1: COCOROSIE - Noah's Ark

Biosphere at number 3 even though the CD version isn't released till January 2006.

# posted by DJ Martian 4:55 PM
 

Dagbladet (Norway) EOY - Via Acclaimed Music Forum

Dagbladet is a national newspaper in Norway.

International List [30 Albums]

Number 1: Devendra Banhart: Cripple Crow = they must be tone deaf

the rest is made up of predictable Metacritic acclaimed type artists, much like you would expect from a American publication.

Norwegian List: What no Ulver !

1. Serena Maneesh: Serena Maneesh
2. Kaizers Orchestra: Maestro
3. Ane Brun: A Temporary Dive
4. Madrugada: A Deep End
5. BigBang: Poetic Terrorism
6. Supersilent: Supersilent 7
7. J.R. Ewing: Maelstrom
8. Atomic: The Bikini Tapes
9. Vidar Busk: Starfish
10.Lindstrom & Prins Thomas: L&P
11.Sofian: This Is Sofian
12.Datarock: Datarock Datarock
13.Jaga Jazzist: What We Must
14.Grimfist: 10 Steps To Hell
15.Cast: Problembarn
16.Marion Raven: Here I Am
17.Shining: In The Kingdom Of Kitch You Will Be a Monster
18.Vamp: Siste Stikk
19.Nils Petter Molvaer: ER
20.Turbonegro: Party Animals

# posted by DJ Martian 12:38 AM
 

Isis are also working on new album for a 2006 release.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:28 AM
 

Cult of Luna Spring 2006 Album

Sweden's Cult of Luna issue a recording update:

Most of the basic tracks were recorded live, which is a quite different approach compared to the previous albums. Expect a raw and unpolished album this spring.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:20 AM
 

Lambgoat report Neurosis writing new album:

don't get to excited [yet] though:

The album will likely hit stores in late-2006 via Neurot Recordings.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:16 AM
 

Official website for by:Larm music conference.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:09 AM
 

Agalloch plan 2006 Album Ashes Against the Grain

Blabbermouth.Net report AGALLOCH Name New Album; Start Pre-Production

Portland, Oregon's AGALLOCH have entered the studio to begin pre-production work for their third full-length album, entitled Ashes Against the Grain

# posted by DJ Martian 12:04 AM

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

 

AngryRobot is back in action.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:47 PM
 

Pitchfork review Jan Jelinek - Kosmischer Pitch

# posted by DJ Martian 9:30 PM
 

UNRESTRAINED! Magazine TOP 20 OF 2005

As reported: UNRESTRAINED! reveals picks for top albums of 2005

Canada's Unrestrained magazine announce their top 20 albums of the year, with Opeth taking the number one slot:

UNRESTRAINED! TOP 20 OF 2005

1. Opeth - Ghost Reveries (Roadrunner)
2. Nevermore - The Godless Endeavour (Century Media)
3. Primordial - The Gathering Wilderness (Metal Blade)
4. Clutch - Robot Hive/Exodus (DRT)
5. Lurker Of Chalice - Lurker Of Chalice (Southern Lord/Total Holocaust)
6. Deathspell Omega - Kenose (N.E.D./Ajna Offensive)
7. Corrosion Of Conformity - In The Arms Of God (Sanctuary)
8. Hypocrisy - Virus (Nuclear Blast)
9. Strapping Young Lad - Alien (Century Media)
10. Between The Buried And Me - Alaska (Victory)
11. Dark Tranquillity - Character (Century Media)
12. Ulver - The Blood Inside (The End)
13. Napalm Death - The Code Is Red? Long Live The Code (Century Media)
14. Rammstein - Rosenrot (Universal)
15. Torche - Torche (Robotic Empire)
16. Green Carnation - The Quiet Offspring (The End Records)
17. Leaves? Eyes - Vinland Saga (Napalm)
18. Jesu - Jesu (Hydra Head)
19. Slough Feg - Atavism (Cruz Del Sur)
20. Red Knife Lottery - So Much Drama (Uprising)

Unrestrained Front Cover

# posted by DJ Martian 12:17 PM
 

New Band Tip for 2006 - The Early Years

new-ish band alert The Early Years just heard their new single on Radio 1 that has a Echo & The Bunnymen [Porcupine era], Joy Division, Mogwai, Neu, Television type intensity.

Very atmospheric, production has a rich full uber epic psychedelic sound, guitars glide in arcs, vocals drift in and out in, psychedelic effects with the guitars that go into overdrive at the end of track.

[Listen @ myspace - The Early Years]

the debut single "All Ones and Zeros" will be released on the 16th January on Beggars Banquet.

Recorded at The Contino Rooms with Death in Vegas' Tim Holmes, the tracklisting is:

CD

1. All Ones And Zeros
2. A Little More
3. I Heard Voices


They are signed to Beggars Banquet

The Early Years were born in 2004 when David Malkinson decided to do a solo gig armed with a guitar, an amp and a large number of effects pedals creating a wash of psychedelic guitar noise for 20 minutes in front of about 20 people.

From there the only way forward was to expand the line up to include two friends Roger Mackin and Phil Raines on guitar and drums respectively. Creating a noise born out of Dave's love for ambient noises and melody (Mogwai, Acid Mother's Temple, Spiritualized), Roger's hankering for 60's Garage, drones and feedback (Television, Velvet Underground, Spectrum) and Phil's dedication to the krautrock beat (Neu!, Can, Tortoise), The Early Years set off to create the kind of music which stood out against the post-Libertines sound of London at the time.

Since then, they have gone from strength to strength playing a number of successful shows across London and getting a number of plays on Huw Stephens' One music show, Steve Lamacq, and John Kennedy's XFM show. This then led to The Early Years recording sessions for Radio One and XFM.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:13 AM

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

 

New issue of Terrorizer magazine is due on sale December 8th, Children of Bodom are on the front cover.

FEATURES

STUDIO REPORT: IN FLAMES
STUDIO REPORT: DISMEMBER
CHILDREN OF BODOM
ANNIHILATOR
THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL
CONFESSOR
NAER MATARON
SVARTSYN
CALLENISH CIRCLE
CORPSING
HATE
HARD OF HEARING: STRAPPING YOUNG LAD
POSTER: CARCASS + STRAPPING YOUNG LAD
FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM
KNUT
TURMOIL
THE OCEAN
FIXIT KID
BAR-BARIAN WRATH: LACUNA COIL

Includes FREE "Fear Candy 23" Sampler CD

THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL 'Creed Of Abraham'
ANAAL NATHRAKH 'Do Not Speak'
KNUT 'Fallujah'
FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM 'Straight To The Light'
CALLENISH CIRCLE 'Ignorant'
AMONG THE MISSING 'Catacombs'
SVARTSYN 'Vampyric Sleep'
BLACKLISTED 'Bruising Serenade'
JAPANISCHE KAMPFH�RSPIELE 'Abflussbestattung'
MY RUIN 'Silverlake'
THY KINGDOM COME 'No Mercy'
BLACK FUNERAL 'Unclean Spirit'
ROMEO MUST DIE 'Dead Memories'
FALL OF THE LEAFE 'But The Ghosts Here'
INDIGENT 'Ages Past The Weeping'
BLOOD ISLAND RAIDERS 'Blade Of Vengeance'
EMPEROR 'I Am The Black Wizards'

# posted by DJ Martian 7:45 PM
 

Blabbermouth.Net report EMPEROR Frontman Sets Title For Upcoming Solo Album

EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn has set 'The Adversary' as the title of his upcoming solo album, tentatively due next year via a collaboration between Mnemosyne Productions and Candlelight Records worldwide.

# posted by DJ Martian 7:22 PM
 

The Breezeblock - Aphex Twin Appreciation Special

The latest The Breezeblock show on Radio 1 spotlights the cultural importance of the Aphex Twin

WE LOVE APHEX
featuring:

Adem
Alex Paterson
Luke Vibert
Mixmaster Morris
Mike Paradinas
Oliver Ho
Tom Middleton

[Now on Listen Again]

# posted by DJ Martian 5:50 PM
 

Carl Craig on 6Mix

Next Sunday: 6 Music - 6 Mix

Sunday 11 December

Detroit DJ & producer Carl Craig and globe-trotting DJ & sound engineer Nick Luscombe take to the decks this week.

# posted by DJ Martian 2:50 PM
 

The Guardian spotlight the Norwegian jazz music scene: Norwegian blues

"New York, New Orleans and ... Oslo? Richard Williams on the new capital of jazz "

# posted by DJ Martian 1:46 PM
 

PopMatters review Audion - Suckfish

2nd best techno album of the year according to the reviewer.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:41 PM
 

Pitchfork review DJ Koze - Kosi Comes Around on Kompakt

# posted by DJ Martian 12:56 PM
 

BW & BK report RUSH To Begin New Album In 2006

# posted by DJ Martian 12:55 PM
 

by:Larm - Tromsø - February 9-11 2006

MIC Norway report By:Larm returns to Tromsø with impressive roster

Five years after the by:Larm was successfully staged in Tromsø, the music industry convention and showcase festival returns to the cultural capital of Northern Norway.

February 9-11 2006

Earlier this autumn, a batch of less established but highly active and vital acts were confirmed to play at the festival: Animal Town, The Apple Falls, Blind Archery Club, Brut Boogaloo, The Captain & Me, The Cheaters, Desperado, Diamond, Elias Jung, The Fernets, The Goo Men, Grand Island, Heroes & Zeroes, Ida Maria, Jake Ziah, Jeremy, Marte Wulff, Monomen, Napoo, Ping, Quasimojo, Rockettothesky, Royal Rooster, The School, Sirka Ragnar, Smalltown Ramblers, Superfamily, Tøyen Airport, Vishnu, Youth Pictures of Florence Henderson and Årabrot.

This week saw the final 30 acts being unveiled: Adjagas, Adrien, Allfader, Animal Alpha, Bjørn Berge, Darkside of The Force, Draumir, Dread Men Walking, Elvira, Enslaved, Frost, Hurra Torpedo, Insense, The Jessica Fletchers, Kompani69, The Low Frequency in Stereo, Lumsk, Million Dollar Baby, Mira Craig, My Midnight Creeps, No Torso, Rossin i Pølsa Crew, Sahg, Serena Maneesh, Ska Patrol, Surferosa, Terroristene, Tiern og Lars, Thom Hell and The White Birch are all set to perform at Tromsø’s clubs in February.

It's amazing that such a small country as Norway continues to produce so much new music.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:49 PM
 

New Miles Davis Book: New Book about Miles' Most Misunderstood Music: "Running the Voodoo Down: The Electric Music of Miles Davis" by Phil Freeman

Philip Freeman's writing on jazz, metal, and other music has been published in numerous magazines and newspapers, including Jazziz, The Village Voice, The Wire, The Cleveland Scene, Down Beat, Alternative Press, Revolver, and Metal Hammer. He lives in New Jersey.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:43 PM
 

TotalRock.com report Tomahawk plan to release a new album in 2006.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:39 PM

Monday, December 05, 2005

 

updated again: Top 1000 Albums of 2005 @ rateyourmusic.com has had another [minor] update.

# posted by DJ Martian 4:04 PM
 

The latest Radio 1 - Essential Mix is by Erol Alkan.

Now on Listen Again.

# posted by DJ Martian 3:17 PM
 

Music Discussion Links

I have created a webpage for Music Discussion links.

There are currently 70 links to music forums, message boards and mailing lists e.g yahoo groups. I have a few more to add in e.g more yahoo groups.

[Links from del.icio.us/djmartian/discussion are displayed on the above webpage A-Z [alpha] sorted via javascript using del.icio.us - Linkrolls ]

Linkrolls are a way for you to have your latest del.icio.us bookmarks displayed as part of your website.

Using del.icio.us Linkrolls there are options to specify specific tag[s] and to sort A-Z rather than chronologically. It's rather clever, no messing with html just use the javascript code.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:12 AM

Sunday, December 04, 2005

 

triple j's best albums of the year: 2005

Australian radio station Triple j select their 2005 picks.

# posted by DJ Martian 4:57 PM
 

Textura presents Textura: 2005 Top 10s and 20s

Ron Schepper [AKA Textura] presents his end of year lists featuring the best in electronic music.

20 full-lengths that cast a continual, irresistible spell during 2005, followed by 10 Honourable Mentions, 10 Remixes and Comps, 10 EPs, and 10 Singular Moments.

Album of the Year:
01. Colleen: The Golden Morning Breaks


Also: Textura: 2005 Artist Picks - electronic music artists select their fave 2005 music.

As a complement to the '2005 Top 10s and 20s' article, textura asked artists whose works appear in those lists to select a favourite 2005 recording (some opted for pre-2005) and write a sentence or two explaining what made it special.

Accelera Deck • {a}pendics.shuffle • Audion • Colleen • Enduser • Maximilian Hecker • Hieroglyphic Being • Ezekiel Honig • Innerstance.beatbox • Malcom Kipe • Brian McBride • Dave Miller • Miskate • Prefuse 73 • Run_Return • si-cut.db • The Timeout Drawer • Andy Vaz • The Village Orchestra

# posted by DJ Martian 4:55 PM
 

Signal to Noise - the journal of improvised & experimental music

New issue [Winter 2005] of Signal to Noise features Dirty Three on the front cover.

# posted by DJ Martian 4:45 PM

Saturday, December 03, 2005

 

Basement Galaxy starts his The Best Albums of 2005 features.

Starting with:

The Best Ineligible Releases of 2005:
(albums containing previously released material, like live albums, reissues, compilations, and concert DVDs)

# posted by DJ Martian 5:06 PM
 

2005 End of Year Lists from Denmark & Sweden

2 lists from a Scandinavian media perspective:

gaffa.dk this Danish publication/website selects their best international 40 albums of the year. Arcade Fire in at 1. Plus Danish 10 best albums list. Mew in at 1.

EXPRESSEN.SE this Swedish newspaper presents their Top 50 Albums of the Year.

[links via it's a trap]

# posted by DJ Martian 12:35 AM

Friday, December 02, 2005

 

AllAboutJazz-New York's Best of 2005 - includes individual writers top 10 jazz albums of 2005.

# posted by DJ Martian 10:57 PM
 

Mojo Magazine - January 2006 Issue

The new issue of MOJO Magazine is now in the shops.

Boring Bruce Springsteen is on the front cover. You get a choice of 2 Cds [One: Old Americana artists: vintage folk, blues, country artists] or [Two: boring contemporary US songs based indie rock/ americana. yawn......zzzzzzzz]

Moving on to Mojo magazines Top 50 Albums of 2005

Here is the Mojo Top 10:

1. Anthony & the Johnsons
2. Arcade Fire
3. Kate Bush
4. Bruce Springsteen
5. My Morning Jacket
6. Ry Cooder
7. The Magic Numbers
8. Malcolm Middleton
9. Amadou & Mariam
10. Richard Hawley

selective 11-50

15 The Go-Betweens
16 Black Mountain
22 Konono No.1
27 Sigur Ros
30 Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabete
33 Vashti Bunyan
35 Goldfrapp
39 The Mars Volta
46 Roots Manuva
48 Six Organs of Admittance

Full list now available at ILM: Mojo EOY 2005

Mojo also provide numerous Genre Albums of the year compiled by individual writers : Including these 3

Dance/ Electronic: Albums from:

LCD Soundsystem, Boards of Canada, Brian Eno, Kano, Chelonis R Jones, The Juan Maclean, Capitol K, Roger Robinson, Colder, Matthew Herbert

Underground: Albums from:

Lightning Bolt, Diane Chuck, Earth, Animal Collective, Sunn O))), Big Business, The White Mice, Langhorne Slim, ASVA, Jackie O-Motherfucker

Jazz Albums from:

Justin Quinn's Bakehouse, Martin Speake, Tord Gustavson Trio, George Colligan's Mad Science, Abram Wilson, Acoustic Ladyland, Manu Katche, Tania Maria, Brad Mehldau, Kate Williams

# posted by DJ Martian 8:25 PM
 

AngryApe report Mew Live Tour 2006 in February across England.

# posted by DJ Martian 5:18 PM
 

Elastic Heart presents Favorite Albums of 2005

25 selections.

Here's hoping you discover some artist you hadn't before.

# posted by DJ Martian 4:27 PM
 

almost cool music review Village Orchestra - Et In Arcadia Ego

# posted by DJ Martian 3:32 PM
 

almost cool music review Judith Juillerat - Soliloquy

# posted by DJ Martian 3:24 PM
 

Next week's releases reviewed @ Norman Records

# posted by DJ Martian 3:08 PM
 

Jazzwise Magazine Albums of 2005

\\ Jazzwise Magazine \\ the UK's leading jazz magazine announce their albums of the year.

29.11.05 :: Albums of the year
The winners of the Jazzwise albums of the year, as voted by a wide selection of Jazzwise writers, have been announced. See the Dec/Jan issue in the shops later this week for the full details and all the writers' lists. The top 10 new releases and reissues/archive recordings are:

New Releases
1 Acoustic Ladyland, Last Chance Disco (Babel)
2 Me'shell NdgeOcello, Dance of the Infidel (Verve France)
3= Wayne Shorter, Beyond The Sound Barrier (Verve)
3= Lizz Wright, Dreaming Wide Awake (Verve Forecast)
5= Polar Bear, Held On The Tips Of Fingers (Babel)
5= Greg Osby, Channel Three (Blue Note)
5= Bill Frisell, East West (Nonesuch)
8= Pat Metheny, The Way Up (Nonesuch)
8= Brad Mehldau, Day Is Done (Nonesuch)
10 Mingus Big Band/Orchestra/Dynasty, I Am Three (Sue Mingus Music/Universal)

CDs of the year - Reissues/archive
1 Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane, At Carnegie Hall (BlueNote)
2 John Coltrane, One Down, One Up: Live at the Half Note (Impulse!)
3 Miles Davis, Round About Midnight (Columbia Legacy)
4 Mike Gibbs, Just Ahead (BGO)
5 Pat Metheny/Ornette Coleman, Song X, Twentieth Anniversary (Nonesuch)
6= Dizzy Gillespie/Charlie Parker, Town Hall, NYC (Uptown)
6= Pharoah Sanders, Anthology: You've Got To Have Freedom (Universal Classics and Jazz)
8 Neil Ardley, Kaleidoscope of Rainbows (Dusk Fire)
9= Don Cherry, Symphony for Improvisors (Blue Note)
9= Steve Kuhn, Trance (ECM)

# posted by DJ Martian 12:51 AM

Thursday, December 01, 2005

 

Lords Of Metal Interview: The Ocean

This german art-metal band will release their new album: Aeolian in March on Metal Blade.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:49 PM
 

Lords Of Metal Interview: Ephel Duath

# posted by DJ Martian 11:41 PM
 

Lords Of Metal Interview: Riverside

# posted by DJ Martian 11:39 PM
 

Norwegian Alarmprisen 2006 Nominations

via it's a trap details of the nominations for the Norwegian Alarmprisen music awards.

Rock:
Richochets - Isolation
Madrugada - The Deep End
Serena-Maneesh - Serena-Maneesh
JR Ewing - Maelstrom
My Midnight Creeps - My Midnight Creeps

Pop:
Ane Brun - A Temporary Dive
Loch Ness Mouse - 11-22
Maria Mena - Apparently Unaffected
Anja Garbarek - Briefly Shaking
Sofian - This Is Sofian

Metal:
Stonegard - Arrows
Grimfist - 10 Steps To Hell
El Caco - The Search
Scum - Gospel For The Sick
Solefald - Red For Fire

Hip-hop:
Paperboys - When Worlds Collide
Cast - Problembarn
Onkl P - Det kunne vært deg
Warlocks - The Never Ending Story
Tommy Tee - Tommy Tycker Om Mej

Free music/electronica:
Jaga Jazzist - What We Must
Cloroform - Cracked Wide Open
Toy - Toy
Supersilent - 7
Alog - Miniatures

Club:
Røyksopp - The Understanding
Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas - Lindtrøm & Prins Thomas
Datarock - Datarock Datarock
Annie - DJ Kicks
Future Prophecies - Warlords Rising

Jazz:
Kornstad/Wiik - Eight Tunes We Like
Shining - In The Kingdom Of Kitch
The Thing - Live At Blå
Tord Gustavsen Trio - The Ground
Atomic - Bikini Tapes

Song:
Madrugada - The Kids Are On High Street
Röyksopp - What Else Is There
Ane Brun - My Lover Will Go
Superfamily - Taxi Dancing
Mira Craig - Boogieman

Live:
Madrugada
Turbonegro
Purified in Blood
Richochets
Kaizers Orchestra

Newcomer of the year:
My Midnight Creeps
Mira Craig
Sofian
Superfamily
Animal Alpha

You can vote @ Alarmprisen 2006

Winners announced in Oslo on January 21st.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:15 PM
 

CUNEIFORM RECORDS announce January 2006 Releases.

You opportunity to sample a track from each of the new albums from:

AHLEUCHATISTAS

RICHARD LEO JOHNSON

RAY RUSSELL

UNIVERS ZERO

ZAAR

# posted by DJ Martian 11:10 PM
 

DPRP reviews for Riverside - Second Life Syndrome

[Roundtable reviews of the new Riverside album]

reviewer scores
DRIES DOKTER - 9.5 out of 10
DAVE BAIRD - 10 out of 10
YALCIN INEL - 8 out of 10

# posted by DJ Martian 8:34 PM
 

Top 1000 Albums of 2005 @ rateyourmusic.com has been updated today.

Still at Number 1: Sufjan Stevens - Illinois [It looks like no one can dislodge this album from number 1 ]

a few mentions:

12 Kate Bush - Aerial

nice to see in top 50:
37 Jesu - Jesu
44 Red Sparowes - At The Soundless Dawn
45 Broadcast - Tender Buttons
47 Jaga Jazzist - What We Must
48 Dälek - Absence
49 Ulver - Blood Inside

51 Riverside - Second Life Syndrome [The biggest climber in the top 1000, jumping hundreds of places. Correctly as I predicted last time. A superb atmospheric rock album.]

54 Depeche Mode - Playing the Angel

65 Meshuggah - Catch Thirty Three

82 Port-Royal - Flares

101 Lightning Bolt - Hypermagic Mountain [Just outside the Top 100]

223 Nine Horses - Snow Borne Sorrow [significant climber, but deserves to go much higher]

I am surprised these aren't higher - AKA tips to climb

518 Ephel Duath - Pain Necessary to Know
614 Gojira - From Mars to Sirius
736 Deaf Center - Pale Ravine
749 Jan Jelinek - Kosmischer Pitch
981 Field Music - Field Music

# posted by DJ Martian 8:20 PM
 

Kultureflash - Headlines from London [No. 145 / 30.11.05]

This week's Kultureflash - Headlines from London

KultureFlash is a free, weekly newsletter covering contemporary culture in and around London. Each week we track down some of the more unusual and interesting 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 most stimulating events in London.

# posted by DJ Martian 7:47 PM
 

Swayzak Future Plans

Pitchfork report on Swayzak

Swayzak are preparing to flood the market in 2006, with a reissue of Snowboarding in Argentina, a new album, and what's tentatively being called Route de La Slack: Remixes and Rarities.

Of the latter, Brun says: 'The album will be cool, as it's a compilation of hard-to-find tracks, remixes, and unreleased demos. Lots of our history there, from releases with Mille Plateaux to remixes of Senor Coconut"

# posted by DJ Martian 5:24 PM
 

Decibel Top 40 Albums of 2005

End of year writers list for US based Metal music magazine decibel.

1 pelican - the fire in our throats will beckon the thaw
2 opeth - ghost reveries
3 the red chord - clients
4 withered - memento mori
5 meshuggah - catch 33
6 trivium - ascendancy
7 torche - torche
8 darkest hour - undoing ruin
9 jesu - jesu
10 napalm death - the code is red...long live the code
11 enslaved - isa
12 neuraxis - trilateral progression
13 a life once lost - hunter
14 god forbid - IV: constitution of treason
15 gospel - the moon is a dead world
16 ulver - blood inside
17 xasthur - to violate the oblivious
18 transistor transistor - erase all name and likeness
19 between the buried and me - alaska
20 every time i die - gutter phenomenon
21 strapping young lad - alien
22 kylesa - to walk a middle course
23 nile - annihilation of the wicked
24 nevermore - this godless endeavor
25 the mars volta - frances the mute
26 horse the band - the mechanical hand
27 mouth of the architect - time and withering
28 confessor - unraveled
29 queens of the stone age - lullabies to paralyze
30 witchcraft - firewood
31 high on fire - blessed black wings
32 hate eternal - i, monarch
33 cipher - children of god's fire
34 arsis - a diamond for disease
35 twilight - twilight
36 buried inside - chronoclast
37 earth - hex: or printing in the infernal method
38 deathspell omega - kenose
39 chimaira - chimaira
40 most precious blood - merciless

Website for Decibel Magazine

[Thanks to Scott Seward for this list: via ILM Rolling 2005 Metal Thread]

# posted by DJ Martian 5:09 PM

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2008 Best Music Links New 2008 Lists: updates: b2008 2008music_links Bookmarks Largehearted Boy: 2008 Year-End Online Music Lists Largehearted Boy: Updates 2008 Archives Fimoculous.com: 2008 Lists - Music More Lists: Acclaimed Music Forum Albums of the Year (2008) 2008's Top 10 Jazz Recordings Collated Rankings: Metacritic: Best Albums of 2008 2008 Most Popular Music Albums [Prog Archives] Top 1000 Albums of 2008 - Rate Your Music Top 1000 EPs of 2008 - Rate Your Music Esoteric 1000 Albums of 2008 - Rate Your Music [Highly rated by a small number of users] Meta Ranking Updates: BEST ALBUMS OF 2008: MEGA-CRITIC : Best Reviewed Albums Of 2008 Others: Basement Galaxy The Best Albums of 2008. Dusted Features [ End of the Year: 2008 ] fast 'n' bulbous Fester's Lucky 13: The Best Albums of 2008 Tom Hull - Music Year 2008 Top 10s for 2008: It's a Trap! Best of 2008: livejournal PopMatters Picks: The Best Music of 2008

2009 Albums: 2009 Albums - DJ Martian - 2009 Music Lists
2009 Music RYM Top Albums 2009 - RYM 2009 New - rateyourmusic.com users 2009 Lists
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2010 Albums: 2010 Albums - DJ Martian - 2010 Music Lists
2010 Music RYM Top Albums 2010 - RYM 2010 New
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MUSIC SHOPPING

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UK Online Music Stores: with e-commerce ordering: Generalists More links @ cdstores
Amazon.co.uk ASDA Entertainment base.com eil.com HMV.co.uk Play.com Tesco Townsend Records Wow HD

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.

KEY MUSIC LINKS:

New: delicious/forcedexposure My Music Links: delicious/djmartian/music start_music Links Record Labels: Updated: delicious/djmartian/labels

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

BBC Music: BBC Music BBC Music - Listen BBC Introducing BBC Radio Radio 1 Radio 2 Radio 3 1Xtra 6 Music

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

Ambient Ambient Visions Star's End
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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