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Friday, March 31, 2006


Siouxsie and the Banshees Reissues - the first 4 albums to be reissued.

The first batch of reissue albums is released in the UK on 29th May 2006. The 4 first albums have been remastered and had some bonus material added.

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Thursday, March 30, 2006


Classic Rock - 100 Greatest Britsh Rock Albums [via Acclaimed Music Forum] - it's rather rawk-ist.

[Classic Rock is a monthly classic/ trad rock mag published by Future publications in the UK.]

some observations

1. Led Zeppelin - IV - this apparently is the best British rock album ever. Ha ! they deserve to be put into a padded cell with stairway to heaven on a loop for 24 hours until they admit they are wrong.

When were U2 ever British?

Thin Lizzy - An Irish group - Not British - obviously the classic rock journos missed out on geography lessons in their youth - probably too busy bunking off - drinking cider and listening to Black Sabbath.

The closest Classic Rock mag gets to the dancefloor - Primal Scream - Screamadelica. This was the closest they got to HOUSE music EVER.

Joy Division - obviously too intelligent for a bunch of clasic rock mag denim 'n' leather clad journos? they instead prefer trash such as whitesnake - 1987 in at number 96

They obviously have never heard of The Chameleons? no they prefer the 'orrible Oasis

No Killing Joke - shamefully overlooked, instead dweebs such as status quo, bad company, deep purple and the darkness are listed

No Van Der Graaf Generator - probably too obscure

No The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace - probably too alternative and abrasive for a bunch of Free and Supertramp loving classic rock freaks

No The Cure - Pornography - probably too strange

Kate Bush gets in but no Siouxsie & the Banshees

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MOJO4MUSIC - the website for Mojo magazine have launched a new look design tonight.

MOJO's 150th ISSUE

Unfortunately the New Issue of Mojo is one of the worst I have seen in over 5 years. I left it to rot on the newsagents shelf.

Elvis on the front cover..why? and a dreadful so called 100 "Modern Classics" - best albums of Mojo's lifetime list. Mojo started in October 1993.

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Metalrage interview Khoma

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Candlelight Records To Premier New ENSLAVED Music This Saturday as reported by BW & BK

Candlelight Records USA will premiere 'Paths Of Vanir' from ENSLAVED's forthcoming album, Ruun, on Saturday, April 1st.

Launching at 9 AM (EST), you will be able to listen to the song, which is also the album's first of two planned videos, by bringing your browser to

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Dubstep Sufferah a spotlight on dubstep music by Shards, Fragments and Totems: Grievous Angel’s alternate reality of random scribbling

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Damnation Festival 2006 - Ephel Duath have just been confirmed to perform at this Manchester based festival in October 2006.

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BBC collective present a secret machines session The New Yorkers show their human side in our exclusive session.

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Attention aspiring music writers: BBC - collective have a new initiative:

Got an idea for a Collective feature? We can help you make it.

BBC Collective is accepting pitches for Member Features to be published in the 200th Issue on 04 May, and monthly thereafter. The emphasis will be on grass-roots stories and new talent from people with the enthusiasm to get their message across. Features can take the form of a written article (illustrated with pictures, music tracks, etc.) or an audio/video report with a written introduction. Once commissioned, the Collective team will be on hand to help you create the piece. If necessary we'll crew and produce video packages, arrange for full tracks, create images, and offer as much guidance as you need.

read webpage for further guidelines.

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Exit Festival - Serbia - 6th – 9th July

DanceFrontDoor provide info on Exit Festival - Serbia - The Biggest Festival in Eastern Europe

Official website: Exit Festival

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Some Forthcoming Albums: April/ May

Asobi Seksu - Citrus

Asobi Seksu - Citrus

Boxcutter - Oneiric

Boxcutter - Oneiric

Album Due April 17th on planet mu

Daedelus - Denies the Day's Demise

Daedelus - Denies the Day's Demise

Info @ Daedelus - Denies the Day's Demise

Dysrhythmia - Barriers And Passages

Dysrhythmia - Barriers And Passages

Enslaved - Ruun

The most anticipated metal album of 2006?

Enslaved - Ruun

Eternal Tears of Sorrow - Before the Bleeding Sun

Eternal Tears of Sorrow - Before the Bleeding Sun

Eternal Tears of Sorrow

Robin Guthrie - Continental

Robin Guthrie - Continental

Head Control System - Murder Nature

Head Control System - Murder Nature

Khoma - The Second Wave

Khoma - The Second Wave

Release Date: April 3rd


Wilderness - Vessel States

Wilderness - Vessel States

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Head Control System - Murder Nature

As I mentioned previously Garm from Ulver is involved in a new side project, Head Control System. Music wise it reminds me of A Perfect Circle: Mer De Noms. asks is Head Control System - Murder Nature: The best "nu-metal" album of all time?

Head Control System

Listen to Head Control System:

Link to HCS

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Update: Scotland's experimental and electronic music network - a new non-profit organisation.

Update aims to provide a focal point for Scotland's experimental and electronic music community.

music scope:

"Update's definition of experimental and electronic music is broad, encompassing genres such as ambient, breakcore, contemporary classical, dark ambient, avant-garde doom, drone, electro-acoustic composition, electronica, electro-pop, free jazz, free noise, grime, IDM, improv, math rock, minimalism, neo-folk, noise, post rock, power electronics, sound art and other associated styles."

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Agalloch Update

AGALLOCH - Track List For New Album Revealed, Vinyl Edition To Be Issued as reported by BW & BK.

Plus comments on the album from Agalloch Vocalist/guitarist John Haughm

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Wednesday, March 29, 2006


Kultureflash - Headlines from London [No. 158 / 29.03.06]

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.

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New Cave In Album Planned

Lambgoat: Cave In to record new album this summer

# posted by DJ Martian 4:31 PM DJ Shadow! Comes out of the um... Shadows?

DJ Shadow comments:

stylistically... very different from The Private Press. Some have said Press was an inward-looking album. If that's true, than (sic) this album is the opposite, and that suits me just fine. I've also stopped worrying if my changing taste in music costs me fans. You can't please everybody all the time, but you can please yourself.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2006


This week's flavourpill LONDON [Issue 128 - 4-10 April, 2006]

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

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Top Rated Albums of 2006 has been updated @

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Monday, March 27, 2006 Primal Scream Name New Album - Riot City Blues - due for release June 5th

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foxy digitalis interview Grouper

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All About Jazz interview Marc Ribot: Marc Ribot: That's the Way I View It From New York

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Terrorizer - Issue 143

New issue of Terrorizer magazine will be on sale March 30th. Lacuna Coil are on the front cover.



Album Reviews
Killing Joke, Darkthrone, Lacuna Coil, Madder Mortem, Thralldom, Unearthly Trance - April showers or moody growers?


Includes FREE "Fear Candy 27" Sampler CD.

Featuring tracks from.


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Sunday, March 26, 2006


Dave Ball presents the 6 Mix on 6 Music today at 8pm BST.

Dave Ball ex one half of Soft Cell, today one half of The Grid, on this week's 6 mix.

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Saturday, March 25, 2006


The Independent interview Wayne Coyne: The Flaming Lips

The wild man behind The Flaming Lips really isn't mad; he's just very enthusiastic about life. Fiona Sturges meets him

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Friday, March 24, 2006


Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped report Sonic Youth Reveals Tracklist, Title Of LP due for release June 13th on Geffen.

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Bestival 2006 Initial Line Up Announced

Bestival - News: announce BESTIVAL 2006 - 1ST ANNOUNCEMENT!

When: 8 - 9 - 10 SEPTEMBER 2006

• Bestival curator Rob da Bank announces the Saturday night headliner as Pet Shop Boys A UK festival exclusive!

• 8 stages of boutique festival fun - live music, top DJs, cabaret & super strange happenings. Supported by BBC Radio 1

• Other live acts include: Devendra Banhart, The Stranglers, The Fall, King Creosote, Jamie T, Cagedbaby, Kid Creole and The Coconuts, Amadou & Mariam, Nathan Fake, The Young Knives, The Sunshine Underground, Kanda Bongo Man, Planet Pendulum, Switch, The Boy Least Likely To, Mara Carlyle, James Yorkston and The Athletes, Fence Collective, The Aliens, My Robot Friend, Electronic Elvis, Kitty Daisy & Lewis, Jeremy Warmsley, Mr Hudson and the Library, Vetiver, Klaxons, Tunng, Jeggsy Dodd, Eberg, Electronic Elvis, Magnetophone with Sonic Boom and Kwaing Creasite, Get Cape.Wear Cape.Fly plus Young Blood Brass Band AND MUCH MUCH MORE TO STILL BE ANNOUNCED……

• Plus a host of the finest DJs: DJ Marky, DJ Yoda, Annie Mac, Cosmic Fury (Tom Middleton & Fred Deakin), Erol Alkan, DJ Zinc, Justin Robertson, Mary Anne Hobbs, Lindstrom & Prins Thomas, Touche, Jazzanova, Rob da Bank, Flower Power (Ibiza), Chris Coco, The Black Dog, Mixmaster Morris, Digital Mystikz, Skream, Kode 9, Various Prod

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Thursday, March 23, 2006


Primavera Sound 06 Music Festival - Barcelona - June 1-3

Primavera Sound 2006 music festival.

Barcelona > June 1-2-3

Line up: A mixed bag, however far superior to British festivals such as V and Reading

Akron/Family * Alexander Kowalski feat. Khan * Animal Collective * Baby Shambles * Big Star * Centro-Matic * Constantines * Dinosaur Jr. * DJ Rush * Drive-By Truckers * Ellen Allien * Erol Alkan * ESG * Ferenc * Final Fantasy * Flaming Lips * French Toast * Gang Gang Dance * Joris Voorn * José González * Justice * Killing Joke * La Buena Vida * Lambchop * LD & The New Criticism * Marko Nastic * Mick Harvey * Mogwai * Motörhead * No-Neck Blues Band * P:ANO * Rex The Dog * Richard Hawley * Shellac * Sisa * Sleater-Kinney * South San Gabriel * Stereolab * Stuart Staples * Surfin Bichos * Television Personalities * The Boredoms * The Deadly Snakes * The Drones * The MFA * The New Christs * The Robocop Krauss * Umek * Undertow Orchestra * Vashti Bunyan * Violent Femmes * Why? * Xiu Xiu * Yeah Yeah Yeahs * Yo La Tengo

Latest Additions:

Lou Reed * 2 Many Dj’s * Isobel Campbell * The Brian Jonestown Massacre * Tender Forever * The Rogers Sisters * Deerhoof * Jens Lekman * Southern Arts Society * 12Twelve * Tachenko * Beef * Ainara LeGardon * Stay * Coconot * Clint


[Also advertised in The Wire]

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The Wire - April 2006 Issue

Tom Verlaine is on the front cover of the new issue of The Wire

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006


Relapse have unleashed a new DYSRHYTHMIA ecard


featuring two new tracks off their upcoming album: Barriers And Passages. The album will be released on May 2nd through Relapse Records

Brutal Psychedelic Instrumental Math-Rock !

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Issue 2 of Rock a Rolla magazine features Justin Broadrick on the front cover

Other Contents:

Mike Patton

Welcome to the official website of ROCK-A-ROLLA, a bi-monthly UK publication covering the best in avant-rock, noise, metal, and variations thereof. Available in VIRGIN MEGASTORE, HMV, ROUGH TRADE, SISTER RAY and other fine outlets nationwide.

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Kultureflash - Headlines from London [No. 157 / 22.03.06]

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.

includes reviews of:


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Tool - 10,000 Days

Front cover:

Tool - 10,000 Days

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006


Ulrich Schnauss Plans to Finish New Album in April

Ulrich Schnauss provides a news update:

at last the new album´s mostly finished - i will record a final version throughout april and continue to look for a suitable record label. a few new remixes will also be released in the near future - details very soon.

btw: two uk summer gigs (birmingham and london) are currently in preparation. will post details asap.

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This week's flavourpill LONDON [Issue 126 - 21-27 March, 2006]

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

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Summer Sundae Weekender 2006

6 Music announce Summer Sundae Lineup including Elbow

Official website: Summer Sundae

takes place: Leicester De Monfort Hall And Gardens
when: August 11-13.

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Nathan Fake and James Holden on Radio 1 - Essential Mix [Now on Listen Again]

This week's show is a double header from the excellent Border Community camp. Hour one features a live laptop set from Nathan Fake and hour two sees James Holden return to the Essential Mix.

Coming Up on The Essential Mix:

26 March - SOS: Desyn Masiello, Demi & Omid, 16b
2 April - Miami Winter Music Conference: Mark Farina and Josh Wink

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Latest Breezeblock show features Toolshed

Tracklisting info: Mary Anne Hobbs [Now on Listen Again]

Live session from Graham Massey's incredible Toolshed project.

Coming Up of the Breezeblock:

28 March - Underground Resistance
4 April - Burial
11 April - DNCN

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Drowned in Sound: Radiohead announce May dates in England.

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Monday, March 20, 2006


Massive Attack Announce Open Air Show in Gloucestershire

AngryApe notify Massive Attack Forest Show

The special outdoor event sees Massive Attack playing on July 30th at Westonbirt Arboretum, (in Tetbury, Gloucestershire).

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All About Jazz interview Clogs: Clogs: Opening Up the Possibilities

Take the music of Steve Reich, Moondog, Guillaume de Machaut, Bell Orchestre, Sigur Ros, Penguin Café Orchestra, Eric Satie, Godspeed You Black Emperor and the Rachel’s and toss it all into a blender. Purée well.

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Sunday, March 19, 2006

Music / Culture webzine has relaunched with a new look website.

Several RSS Feeds are available. e.g Music News, Reviews, Articles, Interviews, Blog etc

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New Paatos Album - Silence of another kind

InsideOut Music have announced a new Paatos album: Silence of another kind will be released in May.

‘Silence of another kind’ is the third album by Swedish band PAATOS. The band around the charismatic singer Petronella Nettermalm describes their music as “melancholic post rock” with influences of Bj�rk, Can, King Crimson and Portishead. The new release is somewhat more heavier than the previous albums and will also please friends of Opeth and The Gathering. ‘Silence of another kind’ is a cool mixture of outstanding melodies and rare vocals.

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Top 100 rated Albums of 2006 has been updated @

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Douglas Coupland interviews Morrissey

Douglas Coupland in The Observer | OMM | interviews Morrissey

Thrilled by word of a new album, Morrissey fan and celebrated author Douglas Coupland flies halfway around the world to meet the singer in Rome. But does the real Morrissey reveal himself? And can Coupland ever hope to understand a man who 'defines eccentricity'? An OMM exclusive

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The Observer | OMM | selects 25 Essential Music Websites

Don't look over your shoulder, but the online revolution is here. This is OMM's indispensable guide to the 25 most amazing music sites on the web

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Saturday, March 18, 2006


Forthcoming Releases listed by FE Publicity

Info on forthcoming releases via email from FE Publicity

UUSITALO - Tulenkantaja CD (HUUME 007CD) : OUT 05/16/2006

Berlin-based Vladislav Delay (aka Sasu Ripatti, Luomo) releases a second techno album under his Uusitalo disguise. Each track is inspired by Finnish literature, and is a tribute to his author father and grandmother. The title of the album, Tulenkantaja (a flame bearer), is taken from the name of a radical literary group in Finland in the early '40s to which his grandmother was a part of. Delay takes the best parts of Cologne and Berlin and transforms them into a method of storytelling that incorporates organic beats and rhythms close to the heart. On Tulenkantaja, Delay plays around with strange time signatures so subtly that you wouldn't notice if it wasn't 4-to-the floor but maybe 5 or 6 or 9-and-a-half. He creates poems with beats, telling stories with those intricate rhythms and bass lines. He invites interesting sounds that include living elements, mistakes, drums and field recordings. He synthesizes the synthesizer, and says goodbye to the drum machine looping the same loop and instead plays the loop himself. A true rhythm fanatic, on this record he searches for the patterns and rhythms more than ever -- they might be more simple or at least more straightforward and direct than on his Vladislav Delay albums. On this record he demonstrates not only his unique studio and production skills, but also the ability to speak and express himself highly in musical terms. On Tulenkantaja, he makes techno which may not be techno at all. Except that it is for him. There are excerpts from his father and grandmother in the booklet included with the CD, as well as a beautiful graphic design to enhance the experience made by long-time collaborator Kaisa Kemikoski. This time techno has a story to tell.

KAITO - Hundred Million Light Years CD (KOMP 049CD) : OUT 04/04/2006

This is Tokyo-based Hiroshi Watanabe's third full-length CD on Kompakt. Ever since his debut 12" Beautiful Day, Kaito remains one of Kompakt's fan favorites and now the maestro of nu-trance brilliance and cosmic kitsch returns with an album of beautiful, euphoric cadence. Hundred Million Light Years is the story of a man who left the earth to return to a universe of expressive, unrestrained music that fully embraces classic '90s trance euphoria and Kompakt's trademark minimal style. As we celebrate his eighth release for Kompakt, it seamlessly connects to the history of his predecessors. This is the dream-filled sound of one thousand and one flying sound carpets. Flickering flutes and jubilating bells. Pulsing melodicism that lifts to the stratospheres. It's music-become-feeling and MDMA to the ears.

CODEC & FLEXOR - Killermachine CD (KY 6111CD) : OUT 04/04/2006

This is the second full-length release from Cologne-based techno duo Sven Zalac and Matthias Freund. Codec & Flexor have been ranked among the absolute outsiders and infant terribles of the dark electronic/new wave-pop underground for a long time now. Killermachine is replete with tech-y beats, dirty guitar riffs crowned with spherical vocals and superior hooks. With this second album they take a more pop-like line, though strictly continuing their merging of indie rock and dark techno/electro. Highlights among others are tracks like "I'll Be Gone," harkening to mainstream references such as Depeche Mode and Northern Lite, amongst others. "Surface of Sorrow," dedicated to the deceased Christian Morgenstern, impresses with black, atmospheric pattern.

METEO, DANIEL - Peruments CD (METEO 020) : OUT 04/18/2006

Berlin-based Daniel Meteo runs his own experimental dub label Meteosound, and this is his debut solo release. Meteo has already graced a surprising number of records under a variety of guises, keeping his finger in plenty of delicious musical pies in pursuit of that elusive moment of aural bliss. Above and beyond championing Berlin's local electronic music scene, Meteo has added his spin to the likes of Apparat, Orb, Dntel and Masha Qrella as a remixer, and drives the beats of the dub/hip-hop/electronica duo Bus. Nevertheless, some part of his musical spectrum remained unexplored -- for almost as long as Daniel can remember, a folder called "Peruments" (Peru meets government) has been hiding in the depth of his hard drive, a black hole eager to swallow all those fragments and ideas too wayward and personal to find their way into one of his many collaborations. These would be entirely sample- and vocal-free ideas tinkered with and fine-tuned in many obsessive marathon sessions. Searching for an element of soul found in artists such as Barrington Levy, Theo Parrish, Marvin Gaye or Flabba Holt, Daniel decided on an ambitious experiment, using Peruments to square the circle between club, dub/downbeat, house and his most personal tracks and experimental excursions. While his own secret favorite track "Goodbye, Nice Try" is left to meander over leisurely convolute rhythms and the chopped up "Peruments" rewinds everything back to its origins, other tracks see snippets of traditional guitars slip back into the mix for brief, touching forays into the intricate melodies of Meteo's inner and outer realms. Fragile dub structures provide temporary scaffolding for his sonic digressions and even the album's obvious club tracks systematically search for breaks in the break, to then, after intricate diversions from the track's basic beat, bounce their way back onto the dancefloor. This is Daniel Meteo's long-secret document, finally brought to light.

MORGENSTERN, BARBARA: The Grass is Always Greener CD (MONIKA 047) : OUT 05/02/2006

At last, a new solo album by the queen of fragile and poetic electro-pop. It has been three years since Barbara Morgenstern's acclaimed album Nichts Muss, and as The Grass is Always Greener goes to show, she has come a long way. Her Goethe Institut sponsored world tour and her many recent collaborations with, among others, Robert Lippok and Bill Wells; have clearly been an inspiration for this album. Morgenstern's music has gained a bold maturity. Her unmistakable voice and warm piano style make for a unique sound. This album is the perfection of minimal elegance. Barbara Morgenstern on her new work: "The Grass is Always Greener is part of an old English saying which expresses the idea that things are always better some other place rather than where one is at the time. Through the Goethe Institute sponsored world tour I did together with Maximillian Hecker in 2003/04 I had the opportunity to find out if the grass really is greener "On the other Side". Experiencing so many places, different cultures, people and languages in such a short time (far too short a time to take it all in) is absolutely intoxicating and of course perfect material for a new record. Some pieces have to do with the various impressions I gathered while on tour. "The Grass is Always Greener" came about in San Francisco. "Das schöne Einheitsbild" (trans. Beautiful Picture of Unity) is an attempt to explain to myself why blonde haired women and MacDonalds fast food stands for the highest form of culture worldwide. "Mailand" of course came about in Milan (Mailand being German for Milan). "Die Japanische Schranke" (trans. japanese railway gate) comes from the squeaking sound of railway gates I heard in Tokyo. "Polar" is the simple observation that even in moments of the utmost apparent luck (going on a world tour) one can still be unhappy. Another song that has to do with the idea that it's always better in some other place is "Unser Mann aus Hollywood" (trans. our man from Hollywood). This is a short story about an unhappy dream. "Juist", the first track composed after the tour, takes its name from the car-free German island in the north see where we went on holiday having completed the round the world tour - it was just right having come from cities like Bombay and Bangkok. Naturally, some tracks also came about far removed from any journeys or world tour experiences. "Alles Was Lebt Bewegt Sich" (trans. all life is in motion) is a reply to an interview that had to do mainly with growing old, the development of electronic music, eternal youth and the particular difficulties these phases bring with them. This is for me an outdated discussion which visibly annoys me. So my statement on the debate is: "Alles was lebt bewegt sich" (trans. all life is in motion). "Quality Time" is about similar themes - time and the ability of enjoying it. The spark which started of this piece was however a documentary film which had followed jazz musicians from diverse countries on a concert tour through africa. They visited many states and played with the local musicians in each place. The music impressed me with its repetitiveness and wonderful simplicity of the melody. One final piece that deals with the concept of time is, as the title suggests, "Ein Paar Sekunden" (trans. a few seconds). The idea has always fascinated me that it could all suddenly be over for you if you make the wrong split-second decision in your car, in the street or just about anywhere. "Initials B.M." has parallels to Brigitte Bardot and Serge Gainsbourg. After all, one has to position one's self somewhere. So the album deals to a large degree with the world tour but also with the phenomenon of time and the change it brings with it. Perhaps this is not great surprise when I think that we were jetting through time zones and sooner or later we lost all feeling for the passing of time.

PUPKULIES + REBECCA - The Way We CD (NORM 018CD) : OUT 05/02/2006

This is the debut release from Cape Verdean Janosch Blaul and his partner Rebecca. Blaul, who is one half of the minimal house duo Strassmann, has always been restlessly devoted to creating music whose airiness, warmth and melancholy goes straight to the heart -- whose sounds move even those who haven't had much access to electronic music. Rebecca celebrates a terrific debut singing on six tracks, imparting a distinctive flavor to the album. Although the Würzburg couple who now choose to live in Dresden have been together for a while now, the idea of playing music together came only very recently and by coincidence. Their working methods are reminiscent of the Jamaican dub tradition. Rebecca sings alone and adrift, irregardless of Janosch's riddims which only require minute adjustments before completion. Their sound is very similar to the aesthetics of Strassmann -- speaking the same, elegant, tight language. The swing seeps through and radiates a nonchalance and deep warmth which is missed the moment the CD has finished playing.

PHON°NOIR - Putting Holes Into October Skies CD (QS 162CD) : OUT 03/21/2006

The debut album from Berlin-based electronic artist Matthias Grübel, aka Phon°noir. Summoning insight by loading arbitrarily recorded noise bits and sampled sounds from daily life into a drum computer, Grübel located a unique sound built from broken rhythms. Creating its own sphere between clicks'n'cuts and songwriting, Putting Holes Into October Skies is an intimate record, inviting you to enter fragile little soundscapes in a charming less-is-more-mode. Ethereal guitars meet warm lo-fi-electronics, accompanied by Grübel's haunting vocals, forming sixteen melancholic tracks, as comforting as the end of a long winter. His work is playful yet broken, distraught and despairing, but always with a chink of light hiding around a forgotten corner; almost pop, but not quite.

MAPSTATION - Distance Told Me Things To Be Said CD (SCAPE 038CD) : OUT 04/18/2006

Behind Mapstation is Stefan Schneider (To Rococo Rot, Music A.M.) from Düsseldorf, and this is his fourth recording and debut for the ~scape label. Distance Told Me Things to Be Said brings us to unknown topographies and familiar surroundings alike. Produced between 2003 and 2005 at various studio and living places in London, Berlin and Düsseldorf, it was mixed by Bernd Jestram of Tarwater. On songs like "Horns Version" and "Warm Distance" we hear wonderful guest appearances by London- based trombonist Annie Whitehead, and Martin Brandlmayr of Vienna trio Radian is once again the percussionist of choice. After his stunning performance on Mapstation's previous album Version Train, Brandlmayr offers polyrhythms that elegantly and effortlessly match with the sequencers. The songs "Valencia Was Asleep" and "Listening to Stockholm" are based on real live recordings from these cities and project a sense of narration -- pockets of silence within amplified streets. On "Loin D'Afrique" we find the other Africa, imbued with a mild ecstatic feeling, the scenery slowly changing from dark green to ochre where circling rhythms and melodic fragments produce afternoon atmospheres and twilight music. Also found here are plenty of electronic sounds, 303 basslines, drum machines, percussion and trombone phrases. By combining low-key melodies with field recordings, a submerged reality seeps into the material: a child is playing somewhere nearby, the window is open, a car is passing by. Then you return to the room to scrutinize the atlas. This is an album of quiet music and secret melodies.

# posted by DJ Martian 2:18 PM

Cactus World News - New Compilation Planned

Red Coral Records have announced plans for a new Cactus World News compilation.

[Cactus World News in 1986 released the masterpiece rock album: Urban Beaches. Read the Cactus World News Biography]

Via email from Red Coral Records

First, many of you will remember that we have been planning a third CD of previously-unheard Material by CWN, entitled "Found". Rest assured we're still evaluating different live performances, demo recordings, alternate versions, B-sides, and unreleased album tracks, in order to uncover the very best material available. It's on schedule as a two-disc set at a special price and will be available in a very limited collectors edition later this year. We will email you and post the release date on the Cactus website as soon as we have the specifics.

Official Cactus World News Website.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:15 PM

Francis Xavier - Walking the Waves

Frank Kearns ex guitarist with the seminal 80s epic rock band Cactus World News is back with a new project: Francis Xavier [listen to track]

Buy Online: Francis Xavier - Walking the Waves

Yes, this is the same F.X. Kearns who is known to your ears as the guitar wizard from Cactus World News. FX has been working towards this great-leap-forward for some time and we are very excited to confirm that it is finally available, Right NOW. [via email]

Whereas most ambient CDs are laid-back and even comatose, operating primarily as soothing background music, ‘Walking the Waves’, the new album by composer and guitarist Francis Xavier takes the opposite route. The music seeks to grab the listener’s attention and lead them on an emotional, spiritual and healing journey across the ocean and to exotic, mysterious islands. By turns soothing and lively, ‘Walking the Waves’ is always engaging.

Francis Xavier’s intent is disarmingly uncomplicated, ‘I want to provoke an emotional response’.

Along the way he retraces the footsteps of authors Robert Louis Stevenson and Antoine De Saint-Exupery as well as evoking the lives of local people whose ancestors welcomed these adventurers into their midst.

Recorded and produced by Francis Xavier, Walking the Waves varies from a rich, dream-like trance full of unique moments, to other stripped-down compositions relying on our attachment to timeless melodies and very simple instrumental performances.

This is a solo debut by guitarist and composer that will challenge listeners who love rock guitar and those who love to explore modern instrumental music.

This CD ships with a delux 24 page booklet containing spectacular artwork.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:03 PM

Friday, March 17, 2006


Pitchfork report New Boards of Canada EP Due in June

# posted by DJ Martian 2:26 PM - underground music reviews & more has recently relaunched with a new User Interface.

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Thursday, March 16, 2006


BBC collective present a nathan fake session

# posted by DJ Martian 9:28 PM

Issue 64 of Earplug

MARCH 16-29

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 5:05 PM

BW & BK report ENSLAVED - European Release Date Confirmed For RUUN; Final Tracklisting Revealed

May 22nd [Europe]
May 8th [Norway]

# posted by DJ Martian 4:07 PM

Kultureflash - Headlines from London [No. 156 / 16.03.06]

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 1:08 PM

Wednesday, March 15, 2006


Blabbermouth.Net notify EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN: Solo Album Samples Available

EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn has uploaded audio samples of four songs that will appear on his forthcoming solo album, "The Adversary". Check out the tracks "Called by the Fire", "Citizen", "Astera ton Proinon" and "Panem et Circenses" in the "Media" section of Ihsahn's official web site,

"The Adversary" was written and recorded over a one-year period at Symphonique Studios in Norway and features a guest appearance by Garm from ULVER on one song.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:46 PM

Tuesday, March 14, 2006


Music Collected from the Sunkissed Festival in Oslo

The latest One World show on Radio 1 features music from the Sunkissed Festival in Oslo:

- Linstorm & Prins Thomas Live

- Who Made Who Live

- Toy Live

# posted by DJ Martian 1:54 PM

This week's flavourpill LONDON [Issue 125 - 14-20 March, 2006]

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 1:41 PM

Jimmy Edgar on the Breezeblock

The latest Breezeblock show features a Headline DJ Set: with Jimmy Edgar

Tracklisting: Radio 1 - Mary Anne Hobbs [Now on Listen Again]

# posted by DJ Martian 1:22 PM

WOEBOT on Brit Prog on late 60s and 70s British prog music.

# posted by DJ Martian 9:34 AM

Blabbermouth.Net report VOIVOD Drummer Says New Album Is 'Mind-Blowing'

VOIVOD are scheduled to release their new album, "Katorz", in June via The End Records.

# posted by DJ Martian 9:28 AM

Monday, March 13, 2006


Drowned in Sound report Cortney Tidwell tours the UK.

Cortney Tidwell's music reminds me of 90s 4ad/ guernica band Insides circa the Euphoria album

Listen to Cortney Tidwell on

Drowned in Sound review Cortney Tidwell - Cortney Tidwell

# posted by DJ Martian 12:49 PM

Blabbermouth.Net report KATATONIA: European Tour Dates Announced

Sweden's KATATONIA will be undertaking "The Great Cold Spring Tour 2006" with special guests NOVEMBRE beginning late April

# posted by DJ Martian 12:37 PM

All About Jazz interview Ken Vandermark: Ken Vandermark: Raw and Refined

# posted by DJ Martian 12:00 PM

Sunday, March 12, 2006


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# posted by DJ Martian 4:59 PM

Saturday, March 11, 2006


Forthcoming 2006 Album Front Covers

5 Forthcoming 2006 Albums: interesting front cover art.

Manual - Bajamar

Manual - Bajamar

Matmos - The Rose Has Teeth In The Mouth Of A Beast

Matmos - The Rose Has Teeth In The Mouth Of A Beast

Milosh - Meme

Milosh - Meme.

Sickoakes - Seawards

Sickoakes - Seawards

Unearthly Trance - The Trident

Unearthly Trance - The Trident


My 2006 Albums tracking list has been updated on

Some forthcoming albums listed at are tagged at djmartian/r2006

Forthcoming albums @

# posted by DJ Martian 2:41 PM

Friday, March 10, 2006


Encompass London - May 11th - 13th

Encompass London the festival line up is now listed on the website.

Details were formally announced last night of the second outing for London based cutting edge music festival Encompass, which will this year take place from 11-13 May. Once again Encompass will stage numerous showcase events in venues around Shoreditch featuring leading electronic and leftfield labels like Non-Stop, Tummy Touch, Warp, Loose Change, DC Recordings, Leftroom, Channel Zero, Factor City, Tirk, Innervisions, Compost, Tyke, Soma, Border Community, Samurai.FM and Ghostly.

A day of workshops for aspiring artists and producers will then be held on the Saturday (13 May) at Shoreditch Town Hall. The idea is that music fans can enjoy a mixture of the showcases being staged in any one night - so with one wristband they can wander around different showcases being staged at The End, Cargo, 93 Feet East, Rhythm Factory, Sosho and 54 Commercial Street.

[Press Release]

# posted by DJ Martian 1:02 PM

Xiu Xiu New 2006 Album Announced

Xiu Xiu announce a new album is on the way titled: The Air Force due September 15th

Also: grouper and xiu xiu are doing a collaboration ep of ambient music due out in sept

# posted by DJ Martian 12:45 PM

Signal to Noise - the journal of improvised & experimental music - issue 41 :: spring 2006

New issue [Spring 2006] of Signal to Noise features Elliott Carter [A modern composer] on the front cover.

Signal to Noise is the quarterly journal of improvised & experimental music, documenting the confluence of avant-garde jazz, electro-acoustics and experimental, modern rock, and beyond...

# posted by DJ Martian 12:12 PM

Thursday, March 09, 2006


Detroit Techno & Carl Craig Interview

Stylus article Night Drive: A Bluffer’s Guide to Detroit Techno

Stylus interview Carl Craig

# posted by DJ Martian 12:51 PM

Kultureflash - Headlines from London [No. 155 / 09.03.06]

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 12:35 PM

Scott Walker & Junior Boys Album Details

Pitchfork report on 2 forthcoming albums:

Scott Walker Reveals New Album Details: The Drift

May 9th Release Date


01 Cossacks Are
02 Clara
03 Jesse
04 Jolson and Jones
05 Cue
06 Hand Me Ups
07 Buzzers
08 Psoriatic
09 The Escape
10 A Lover Loves

Junior Boys Ready Second Album

So This Is Goodbye is due in August on Domino


01 Double Shadow
02 The Equalizer
03 First Time
04 Count Souvenirs
05 In the Morning [feat. Andi Toma]
06 So This Is Goodbye
07 Like a Child
08 Caught in a Wave
09 When No One Cares
10 FM

# posted by DJ Martian 12:05 AM

Wednesday, March 08, 2006


Stylus review The Knife - Silent Shout

# posted by DJ Martian 2:03 PM

Tuesday, March 07, 2006


This week's flavourpill LONDON [Issue 124 - 7-13 March, 2006]

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 1:31 PM report The Rapture Promise 'The Best Album Of The Century'

great expectations - you have to laugh !

# posted by DJ Martian 12:28 PM report Sonic Youth Bring Seventies Rock

"Sonic Nurse" follow-up inspired by Blue Oyster Cult, "Friends"

The album is due in June.

# posted by DJ Martian 10:09 AM

Blabbermouth.Net: EPHEL DUATH: European Dates Announced

# posted by DJ Martian 10:02 AM

Monday, March 06, 2006


Drowned in Sound - Features - DiS Recommends: The best of February 2006

# posted by DJ Martian 3:14 PM

Stylus review Burst - Origo

# posted by DJ Martian 2:16 PM

Top 100 rated albums of 2006 has been updated on


2006 A - Z Albums Tracking List - Best Albums & Anticipated Forthcoming Albums 2006

My 2006 Albums tracking list on

# posted by DJ Martian 2:03 PM

All About Jazz profile Terje Rypdal: Terje Rypdal: In A Miles Mood

Norwegian guitar icon Terje Rypdal surfaced more than three decades ago as a new guitar voice, but he strode out of the fields of rock music, not jazz.

# posted by DJ Martian 10:12 AM

Saturday, March 04, 2006 ISSUE #76 MARCH 2006: Summary deliver another fine selection of reviews. [The summaries below are from e-mail/website, to see the full reviews go to the link above]


Follow-up to Mountains’s debut album of last year, the Brooklyn-based duo dare questioning their original scope and apply entirely different rules to create an impressive piece of work.


AFX - Chosen Lords
Following last year’s Analord series of EPs, Richard D. James collects ten tracks out of the forty-one originals into one bite-size album chunk.

LORI CARSON - The Finest Things
Lori Carson’s Finest Thing album is a truly fascinating and unusual affair, combining comatose Americana and lingering ambient formations.

JIMMY EDGAR - Color Strip
Following the release of a couple of highly intriguing EPs over the last couple of years, Jimmy Edgar finally unleashes his utterly modern beats and tunes over a full-length album.

Burnt Friedman and legendary Can drummer Jaki Liebezeit reconvene, four years after their first collaboration, to deliver another fine slice of jazz-infused beatronica.

GLIM - Aerial View Of Model / TAKUMA ITOI - Quietude
Released almost simultaneously on Karate Joe, Glim’s Aerial View Of Model and Takuma Itoi’s Quietude investigate similarly calm and atmospheric territories.

THE HOPE BLISTER - Underarms & Sideways
Follow-up to Ivo Watts-Russel’s Hope Blister’s album …Smile’s OK, Underarms was originally released on a very small scale, and is now re-issued with an additional CD of reworked version by German sound artist Markus Guentner.

MATINEE ORCHESTRA - Matinee Orchestra
The project of Andrew Hodson, Matinee Orchestra is a sizzling patchwork of pop, jazz and folk all tied in together with delicate electronic touches.

MOHA! - Raus Aus Stavanger
Raus Aus Stavanger, the debut album from Norwegian free-improv MoHa!, morphs volcanically from low tech electronic trickles of sound to astringent, booming pulses, squalls of guitar feedback, and meteor storms of synthesized sound.

CONRAD NEWHOLMES - Peppermint Styles
Conrad Newholmes follows the release of his impressive debut EP last year with another generous serving of electronic-tinted instrumental hip-hop.

RANDOM NUMBER - Golden Acre Sleeps
The solo project of Leeds-based Matt Robson, Random Number showcases a promissing selection of styles and ambiences.

RUSUDEN - Warm Human Antennea
This sophomore album from Rusuden’s Justin Morgan explores a far wider sonic scope than its predecessor, and is filled with catchy hooks and quirky melodic tricks.

Migration is an elegant and complex one-hour piece originally conceived as the soundtrack for a site-specific dance premiered opposite Grand Central station in spring 2005.

SICKOAKES - Seawards
Swedish sextet Sickoakes follow a web-only release and a split EP with this impressive collection of sweeping instrumental rock.

SOFALOFA - Mellifluous
Debut album from Bathysphere Recordings co-founder Chris Cousin, AKA SofaLofa, Melifluous combines gentles electronic structures, sharp grooves and superb melodies into a truly enchanting collection of electronic compositions with added pop edge.

Recorded live in Lisbon during Keith Fullerton Whitman’s last European tour, this album is made up of one forty-minute long single track.

This first Wisp release for Sublight is a luxurious collection of beats and beautiful electronic waves.


VARIOUS ARTISTS London Electrics Vol. 1
VARIOUS ARTISTS Suburb. The Record Label - Label Sampler

# posted by DJ Martian 5:12 PM

k-punk reviews the forthcoming Junior Boys album: k-punk: Nomadalgia: The Junior Boys' modernist MOR

I've lived with the new Junior Boys' album So This is Goodbye for nearly two weeks now... Or rather, it has lived with me and taken me over - its melodies taking up residence in the back of my mind, its moods interleaving with my own - a benign narcotic that grows more sweetly addictive with each listen. There's no question it's a masterpiece, but I suppose you knew I'd say that.

The Junior Boys - So This is Goodbye will be released by Domino

# posted by DJ Martian 5:03 PM

Metal Storm - Metal Storm Awards 2005 - the results have been published. [See Metal Storm website for poll results within particular genres.]

Best albums by genre

Alternative Metal
System Of A Down - Mezmerize

Avantgarde Metal
Arcturus - Sideshow Symphonies

Black Metal
Deathspell Omega - Kenose

Death Metal
Nile - Annihilation Of The Wicked

Doom Metal
Candlemass - Candlemass

Folk Metal
Korpiklaani - Voice Of The Wilderness

Gothic Metal
Paradise Lost - Paradise Lost

Napalm Death - The Code Is Red...

Heavy Metal
Judas Priest - Angel Of Retribution

Industrial Metal
Fear Factory - Transgression

Dark Tranquillity - Character

Power Metal
Kamelot - The Black Halo

Progressive Metal
Opeth - Ghost Reveries

Suomi Metal
Sentenced - The Funeral Album

Symphonic Metal
Epica - Consign To Oblivion

Thrash Metal
Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor

Other awards

The Best Cover Song
Demons And Wizards - Immigrant Song ( Led Zeppelin )

The Best Debut Album
Equilibrium - Turis Fratyr

The Best Demo
Nanowar - Others Bands Play Nanowar Gay

The Best DVD
In Flames - Used And Abused... In Live We Trust

The Best Video
Dark Tranquillity - Lost To Apathy

The Biggest Letdown
Children Of Bodom - Are You Dead Yet?

Special awards

The Best Drama
Sharon Osbourne Vs Iron Maiden - The Egg Incident

# posted by DJ Martian 11:09 AM

Friday, March 03, 2006


Tool Announce Album Title: 10,000 Days

Official TOOL website have just posted this message:

The artwork for the upcoming Tool album is going to the separators/printers today, therefore it will eventually be leaked out that the name of the album is (drum roll.......) '10,000 days'

# posted by DJ Martian 1:21 PM


The Big Chill Festival will take place from 4th-6th August 2006 at the Eastnor Castle Deer Park in the Malvern Hills, England.


There are many more names to be added, but the artists who are currently confirmed on the line-up for The Big Chill festival in 2006 are:

listed: Big Chill:


Jamie Lidell
Jose Gonzalez
Marconi Union
Martin Carthy
Max Richter
Nathan Fake
Nightmares on Wax Sound System
Parallax Beat Brothers featuring Scanner and Pete Lockett
Lou Rhodes
The Egg
The Memory Band
Vashti Bunyan
X-press 2

# posted by DJ Martian 12:54 PM

New issue of Uncut magazine features Flaming Lips on the front cover.

# posted by DJ Martian 10:14 AM

Zero Tolerance 2005 Albums - Writers / Readers Poll Results

Zero Tolerance Magazine [from the latest issue]

Zero Tolerance magazine - Top 40 Albums of 2005 [Writers]

1. Gojira
2. Falkenbach
3. Candlemass
4. Moonsorrow
5. Solefald
6. Judas Priest
7. Cryptopsy
8. Bolt Thrower
9. Ulver
10. Grand Magus
11. Hate Eternal
12. Jesu
13. Akercocke
14. Taake
15. Meshuggah
16. And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead
17. Belphegor
18. Exodus
19. Black Witchery
20. Deathspell Omega
21. Opeth
22. Obituary
23. Sunn o)))
24. Johnny Traunt
25. Octavia Sperati
26. Immolation
27. Hate Forest
28. Arch Enemy
29. Strapping Young Lad
30. Norma Jean
31. Napalm Death
32. Municipal Waste
33. Cursed
34. Arcturus
35. Primordial
36. Kreator
37. Hypocrisy
38. Drudkh
39. Dark Tranquillity
40. Thyrfing

Zero Tolerance - Readers Poll - Top 10 2005 Albums

1. Opeth
2. Nile
3. Cryptopsy
4. Bolt Thrower
5. 1349
6. Strapping Young Lad
7. Ulver
8. Nevermore
9. Jesu
10. Gojira

# posted by DJ Martian 12:06 AM

Issue 10 of Zero Tolerance Magazine - now on sale. Bal-Sagoth are on the front cover, this band were metal faves of John Peel


Cover price £3.20 - 132 Pages
Available from all good newsagents: Selected WHSmiths, Dawsons News, John Menzies and Independent retailers and online by clicking Enlist

15 tracks to summon up springtime…

BAL-SAGOTH ZT's Alex de Moller speaks to the band's mastermind Byron Roberts about the final instalment in their six-part opus, The Chthonic Chronicles
HEATHEN SPECIAL - CHAPTER 3 The closing chapter in our three part series sees Simon Collins explore ‘the other side’ with a journey into [relatively] uncharted territory… Including industrial icon Z’ev and the participation of Markus Wolff

BLACK METAL MAYHEM >>Thralldom > Heresi > Tjolgtjar > Phya > Infinity > Bloodhammer > Anal Blasphemy <<

Blood Tsunami > Spearhead > Necros Christos > Phobia > Swarm Of The Lotus > Cutting Pink With Knives > Esquilax > Submission > Vesperial Sorrow > Killing Mode > God Player > Interlock > Madman Is Absolute > Evile

MOYSES KOLESNE: Exclusive axe instructions and forbidden information from Krisiun's evil mastermind guitarist.
THE PRODUCERS: Lee du-Caine gets to grips with Morrisound’s Jim Morris’ production values.
LABEL FEATURE: Moribund Cult.
DECORATED CAREERS: ZT’s Nathan Birk gets under the influence of Antioch Arrow.
ARTIST FEATURE: Martin Hanford discusses his fantasies with Alex de Moller.
SHOCK OPERA: Essential Horror Soundtracks: various artists.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:02 AM

Thursday, March 02, 2006


Blabbermouth.Net: TOOL Drummer: 'We Have The Most Retarded President We've Ever Had'

TOOL's upcoming opus is a 77-minute, 11-song prog-metal odyssey, packed with plenty of eight minute-plus twisted riff-a-thons, odd-tempo polyrhythms and the bands trademark, eerie interludes. It's also arguably their heaviest, most punishing material since their 1993 breakthrough album 'Undertow', according to Kerrang!

"We've all been listening to a lot of MESHUGGAH," admitted guitarist Adam Jones. "I see a lot of them in us and us in them, and they really have a very experimental prog side to them. I don't think it was like, 'Okay, right here were going to play like MESHUGGAH,' but more, 'Oh my God, that's come out a MESHUGGAH moment.'"

# posted by DJ Martian 8:22 PM

Issue 63 of Earplug

MARCH 2-15

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 7:31 PM

Kultureflash - Headlines from London [No. 154 / 01.03.06]

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 10:39 AM

New issue of MOJO Magazine features Dave Gilmour on the front cover.

# posted by DJ Martian 10:05 AM

Wednesday, March 01, 2006


The new issue of Terrorizer magazine features a Doom Metal special.

Terrorizer: Issue 142





Includes FREE
"Fear Candy 26" Sampler CD


CANNIBAL CORPSE 'Make Them Suffer'
BAL-SAGOTH 'Shackled To The Trilithon Of Kutulu'
SEPULTURA 'Convicted In Life'
THE LEGION 'Horror Vacui'
AMENRA 'Am Kreuz'
THE SWORD 'Winter's Wolves'
KATAKLYSM 'Crippled And Broken'
DAYLIGHT DIES 'A Dream Resigned'
NARCOSIS 'It's Not A Birthmark, It's A Bruise'
SHE SAID DESTROY 'Shapeshifter'
RAGE 'No Fear'
BLOODTHORN 'Hell On The Eastern Front'
FOREVER NEVER 'Better The Epic'
EERIE 'The Pool'

# posted by DJ Martian 9:42 AM

via ILM: triptych 2006 line up (glasgow) april 26th - 30th

Official website: Triptych.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:12 AM

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My Lists on 2000 Albums 2001 Albums 2002 Albums 2003 Albums 2004 Albums 2005 Albums 2006 Albums 2007 Albums 2008 Albums 2009 Albums
Top Rated Albums on 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Decade: Fast 'n' Bulbous - The Best New Artists of the 00s Metacritic Scaruffi - The 2000s Top 1000 Albums -- 2000s on Rate Your Music Links: delicious/djmartian/m00s Charts: Albums by Year - Rate Your Music Fast 'n' Bulbous
Portal: DJ Martian: Music of the 00s Portal 00s Music Links

2005 Music: 2005 Albums - DJ Martian RYM 2005 New RYM Top 1000 Albums 2005 a2005 b2005 m2005 users 2005 Lists
2006 Music: 2006 Albums - DJ Martian RYM 2006 New RYM Top 1000 Albums 2006 a2006 b2006 m2006 r2006 users 2006 Lists
2007 Music: 2007 Albums - DJ Martian RYM 2007 New RYM Top 1000 Albums 2007 a2007 b2007 m2007 r2007 users 2007 Lists
2008 Music: 2008 Albums - DJ Martian RYM 2008 New RYM Top 1000 Albums 2008 a2008 b2008 m2008 r2008 users 2008 Lists
2009 Music: 2009 Albums - DJ Martian RYM 2009 New RYM Top 1000 Albums 2009 a2009 b2009 m2009 r2009 users 2009 Lists

2006 Albums: 2006 Albums - DJ Martian 2006 Summer Albums 2006 Autumn Albums 2006 Music: a2006 b2006 m2006 r2006
2007 Albums: 2007 Albums - DJ Martian 2007 Summer Albums 2007 Autumn Albums
2007 Music RYM Top Albums 2007 RYM 2007 New users 2007 Lists 2007 Album Reviews: a2007 Music 2007: b2007 m2007 Release Info 2007: r2007
2008 Albums: 2008 Albums - DJ Martian 2008 Additions 2008 Spring Albums 2008 Summer Albums
2008 Music RYM Top Albums 2008 RYM 2008 New users 2008 Lists 2008 Album Reviews: a2008 Music 2008: b2008 m2008 Release Info 2008: r2008

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 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 - users 2009 Lists
2009 Album Reviews: a2009 Music 2009: b2009 m2009 Release Info 2009: r2009

2010 Albums: 2010 Albums - DJ Martian - 2010 Music Lists
2010 Music RYM Top Albums 2010 - RYM 2010 New
2010 Album Reviews: a2010 Music 2010: b2010 m2010 Release Info 2010: r2010


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Action Records Banquet Records BLEEP bmsoho Boomkat Juno Records Key Mail Order Norman Records Phonica Piccadilly Records ReR resident Resurrection Music Rhythm Online Rise Music The Rock Box Rough Trade Second Layer Records Spillers Records, Cardiff Spin Supernal TouchShop volcanic tongue
UK Online Music Stores: with e-commerce ordering: Generalists More links @ cdstores ASDA Entertainment Tesco Townsend Records Wow HD


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 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

using 2014 Album Releases [Updated Regularly] This information is updated on a continual basis.


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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

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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: Release Music Magazine Side-Line
Jazz: All About Jazz: News All About Jazz Dalston Sound | A music blog 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 Blabbermouth BW & BK Decibel Magazine INVISIBLE ORANGES - THE METAL BLOG: MetalBite Metal Hammer The Metal Observer Metal Storm MetalSucks Terrorizer
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 - - SoundsXP - SUBBA CULTCHA - TLOBF.COM - Uncut - Xfm
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