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Sunday, April 30, 2006

  New When Album

JESTER RECORDS will release a new When album this year:

WHEN Who's laughing now?
Due Summer 2006

Wikipedia info on When

# posted by DJ Martian 11:51 PM
  Radio 1 - One World

Radio 1 - One World - forthcoming shows include:

1 May - Planet U, Shantel E-berg in session
8 May - Spleen Unlimited in session
15 May - Scottish Electronica Special
22 May - Alternative East- alternative Asian influenced music
19 June - Sonar 2006 Highlights

# posted by DJ Martian 10:55 PM
  Scott Walker | The Drift

New dedicated microsite for Scott Walker | The Drift

via 4ad email:

4AD has launched a microsite which aims to introduce listeners to the unique world of Scott Walker's astonishing new album The Drift.

The site features - amongst other things - all the lyrics from the record, an essay and Scott Walker timeline written by Ian Penman, portaits of Scott, and the video for "Jesse", which was created by Graham Wood of Tomato.

# posted by DJ Martian 10:35 PM
  a u t o p i a: - New website launched!

Music blog Autopia has announced: a u t o p i a: Our new website has launched! @ autopia

Since last September a u t o p i a has been operating as a blog. Thanks to everyone’s interest and support we are now a full-fledged website. Over the past eight months we have covered innovative artists from around the world while keeping a strong focus on L.A.’s most relevant music. We are continuing our coverage with separate and archived sections of record reviews, news, features, L.A. spotlight, editor’s choice, and live reviews. We look forward to hearing your feedback about our new site.

# posted by DJ Martian 10:25 PM
  Dubstep Links


some dubstep links:

dead boys massive
Drumz of The South
Dubstep Blog
Dubster's Laboratory
Hard Graft
Hotflush Recordings [Blog]
kid kameleon
Kode 9
lower end spasm
Mashed Up Beats
Port Jacket
Shards, Fragments and Totems: Grievous Angel’s alternate reality of random scribbling
Shooby Dubby

Dubstep Forum
Dissensus - Dubstep Thread
ILM: dubstep Thread

BBC Collective - Sound of Dubstep
wikipedia - Dubstep

Hotflush Recordings
Terrorhythm Recordings

Net Radio & Mixes
Bare Files
Bleeps & Whirrs
Mary Anne Hobbs
Rinse FM

Digital Mystikz
Horsepower Productions


Dubstep Awards

Search - Blogosphere
Google Blog Search - Dubstep
technorati - Dubstep

Tags - dubstep
Tag Central - dubstep

Electronic Music >Grime and Dubstep

# posted by DJ Martian 2:44 PM

Friday, April 28, 2006

  2006 Albums

Updated: 2006 Albums - my 2006 A - Z Albums Tracking List - Best Albums & Anticipated Forthcoming Albums 2006

# posted by DJ Martian 8:07 PM

Thursday, April 27, 2006

  Madder Mortem : Interview

CoC interview Madder Mortem CoC chats with Agnete M. Kirkevaag of Madder Mortem

# posted by DJ Martian 9:01 PM
  Earplug - Issues 65, 66, 67

earplug recently revamped their web presence. However their fortnighly newsletters are still being published.

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

New Issue: Earplug - Issue 67
[April 27 - May 10]

Recent issues:

Earplug - Issue 66
[April 13-26]

Earplug - Issue 65
[March 30 - April 12]

# posted by DJ Martian 6:37 PM
  RUSH Begin Work On New Material

Blabbermouth.Net report RUSH Begin Work On New Material

# posted by DJ Martian 5:34 PM

Mutek have launched a new website for MUTEK - 7TH EDITION - MAY 31ST - JUNE 4TH 2006

The MUTEK Festival grabs hold of Montreal and ushers in the summer festival season by shaking up the city for its 7th consecutive year. Gathering more than 70 local and international artists, the programming for MUTEK 2006—as always—boasts several headliners and overflows with new discoveries. With approximately 40 performances divided over 10 programs, along with its peripheral program (including panels, workshops and other diverse activities), the Festival is shaping up to be genuine whirlwind of sound, music and audiovisual creation where every event will reveal its own brand of awe-inspiring creativity. The 7th edition of MUTEK offers a captivating itinerary, ideal for anyone seeking new experiences in and around Montreal.

Via ILM: Countdown to MUTEK 2006 Thread

confirmed recent artist additions for Mutek 2006:

Clark - UK
Deadbeat - Canada
Eliot Lipp - US
Hrdvsion - Canada
Junction SM - Switzerland / Chile
Magda - USA
Marc Houle - Canada
Mike Shannon, feat. Anaïs & Tim Bones - Canada
Mossa - Canada
Pole & Band (H. Leichtmann: drums, Zeitblom: bass) - Germany
Richie Hawtin - Canada
Sensors_Sonics_Sights (Cécile Babiole, Laurent Dailleau, Atau Tanaka) - France

# posted by DJ Martian 1:53 PM
  Sonar Festival - Plan B Magazine

Plan B magazine have a dedicated Sonar 2006 Festival website.

Plan B Magazine is proud to be a media collaborator for this event

your chance to Win tickets to Sónar!

# posted by DJ Martian 1:50 PM | Our 20 Most Underrated Metal Albums | articles: Our 20 Most Underrated Metal Albums including:

Ved Buens Ende - Written in Waters (Candlelight)

Tiamat - Wildhoney (Century Media)

Strapping Young Lad - City (Century Media)

Cynic - Focus (Roadrunner)

Anaal Nathrakh - The Codex Necro (Mercenary Music)

# posted by DJ Martian 1:46 PM
  Moonspell - Memorial - reviews

Several reviews for Moonspell - Memorial on Metal Storm

This album is currently the highest rated 2006 album on Metal Storm's rating database.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:43 PM
  Saturnus - Veronika Decides To Die

Saturnus have revamped their website to tie in with the new album: Veronika Decides To Die

[The album will be released on May 22nd on Firebox.]

Saturnus - Veronica Decides to Die

Superb reviews are starting to emerge:

Metal Storm review Saturnus - Veronika Decides To Die review SATURNUS - Veronika Decides To Die

This album is a very good candidate for the best album of the year, at least within doom metal.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:38 PM
  Brian McBride Interview

Musique Machine interview Brian McBride

Brian McBride’s is best known as one half of the ambient project Stars of the Lid.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:24 PM

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

  Kultureflash - Headlines from London [No. 161 / 26.04.06]

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 8:44 PM
  Celtic Frost - Track to Stream notify CELTIC FROST - New Track, 'Ground', Available Online

# posted by DJ Martian 7:08 PM
  Ved Buens Ende - Return ! have a news scoop regarding Ved Buens Ende

Norwegian cult/avant-metal act Ved Buens Ende is back! The band's current lineup consists of Carl-Michael "Czral" Eide on guitars and vocals, Yusaf "Vicotnik" Parvez also on guitar and vocals, Petter "Plenum" Berntsen on bass and Einar "Esso" Sjursø on drums. They plan on recording a new album this year (interested labels are encouraged to get in touch) and they also will be performing live, playing material from both "Written in waters" and the Virus album "Carheart" as well as new compositions (obviously).


Blabbermouth.Net report VED BUENS ENDE Reform, Begin Work On New Material

Ved Buens Ende - Written in Waters album is currently rated 24th best album of 1995 on

# posted by DJ Martian 12:03 AM

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 Burial - Burial profile Burial - Burial


The first of many 5 star reviews appears in the May issue of IDJ

'Burial' - the album - explores a tangential, parallel dimension of the growing dubstep ouevre, using sounds set in a near-future South London submerged underwater. You can never tell if the crackle is the burning static off pirate radio transmissions, or the tropical downpour of the city outside, taking its loud quiet aesthetic neither from the latest digital glitch software nor a mere nostalgia for vinyl's intrinsic physicality. In their sometimes suffocating melancholy, most of these tracks seem to yearn for drowned lovers, as haunted echoed voices breeze in and out, on roads to and from other times. The smouldering desire of 'Distant Lights' is cooled only by the percussive ice sharp slicing of blades and jets of hot air blowing from the bass. Listen also for a fleeting appearance from Hyperdub's resident vocalist, The Spaceape, unravelling his cryptobiography. 'Burial' is a renegade signal from other frequencies, a tidal wave of seductive low-impact noise submerging all but the crispest syncopations, and is well on course to be universally welcomed as the standard-bearer for creative vision built upon the grime and dubstep blueprint. The first of many 5 star reviews appears in the May issue of IDJ : "Burial dares to move forward by moving two steps backwards... aiming for Rhythm & Sound's singularity and getting amazingly close in the process. Most Jungle producers fetishized the sheen of 'Blade Runner', yet tunes like 'Forgive' actually capture the clammy, heat haze of the movie's rain sodden future world... it's enticing tunnel vision rivals Sakamoto for beauty and Boards of Canada for drift... an absurdly addictive sonic opiate for lovesick drifters. Breathtaking."

# posted by DJ Martian 11:42 PM
  Brian Eno on 6 Music

Brian Eno is on the 6 Music - Tom Robinson show tomorrow evening.

you can hear the first part of an incredible interview with the legend that is Brian Eno.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:21 PM
  TDK Cross Central Festival Line-up report DJ Sasha Headlines TDK Cross Central 2006

TDK Cross Central 2006

Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 August

Location: Central London
The Cross, The Key, and Canvas nightclubs

TDK Cross Central Line-up (more to be announced later)


Andrew Weatherall
Ata (Playhouse)
Bloc Party (DJ Set)
Ellen Allien
Ewan Pearson
Filthy Dukes
Four Tet (aka Kieran Hebden)
Geddes (Mulletover)
Giles Smith (secretsundaze)
Grime Allstars feat: DJ Plastician, Skepta and JME
Gucci Soundsystem (Ben Fat Trucker/Riton & Crispin Dior)
Issst DJs
Ivan Smagghe
James Hyman (Xfm)
James Priestley (secretsundaze)
Jammer & Neckle Camp
Joey Negro
London Elektricity
Plump DJs
Ruff Sqwad
Statik & Drew (Baby Shambles) with MCs Scorcher,
Big H & Pres T
Vincent Vincent (solo)
Young Turks


Alex Smoke
Booka Shade
Black Daniel
Gang Gang Dance
Good Books
Kid Harpoon
King Creosote
Spank Rock
Super Thriller
The Bug
The Egg
The Eighteenth Day of May
The Research
Young Blood Brass Band


The Lock Tavern
Adventures In The Beetroot Field
Druzzis Baltimore Rave Club
Deep Down And Dirty

# posted by DJ Martian 6:57 PM
  flavourpill LONDON - Issue 131

This week's flavourpill LONDON [Issue 131 - 25 April-1 May, 2006]

# posted by DJ Martian 6:48 PM
  Late 20th Century British Popular Music Culture

Discussion on ILM: British Popular Music and 20th Century British Popular Culture - an undergraduate module

Nick Southall on the context:

A friend of mine is planning a module at a local university for their popular cultural studies department in British pop music from 63-99, and he asked me for ideas, opinions and reading suggestions regarding his (very provisional) course outline. I figured the best place to throw this out for brainstorming was here.

So here's his module plan - make suggestions please!

From The Beatles to Brit Pop:
British Popular Music and 20th Century British Popular Culture

This course will critique the socio-cultural impact of British popular music between 1963 and 1999. Songs and LPs will be read as texts which can offer unique insights into British views of class, sex and sexuality, race and politics. We will consider the influence of American culture (Black American culture in particular) on British popular music, the impact of immigration on concepts of Britishness, changing concepts of youth, the impact of changing technologies on music production and consumption, popular music scenes and the importance of location. Every week students will be expected to listen to at least three important LPs, attend a screening and engage in preparatory reading.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:43 PM
  Top Rated Albums of 2006 @

Top Rated Albums of 2006 has been updated on

Number 1 slot: Anathallo - Floating World [Info: Anathallo]

Selective positions:

Tool [2], Kayo Dot [4], Liars [10], Mono [12], TV on the Radio [14], Katatonia [20], Band of Horses [22], Sonic Youth [31], Ahleuchatistas [32], Tenhi [41], Silver Machines [42], Scott Walker [47], The Knife [60], Ihsahn [72], The Gathering [79], Enslaved [82]

# posted by DJ Martian 11:33 AM
  iLiKETRAiNS Tour and Single Announced report on iLiKETRAiNS upcoming tour dates.

New single: Terra Nova will be released on May 29th

Just heard this on John Kennedy's Xfm Xposure show, the single is like a combination of: Sigur Ros, Michael Gira, Beyond Dawn, Aereogramme, Mogwai and even a touch of The Chameleons.

This band have so much potential ! epic, expansive, intense music

# posted by DJ Martian 1:11 AM

Monday, April 24, 2006

  remote_ thoughts

music blog to check: remote_ thoughts - contemporary electronic music reviews

# posted by DJ Martian 12:40 PM

Sunday, April 23, 2006

  Psapp - the only thing i ever wanted

Psapp will release a new album: the only thing i ever wanted on May 22nd in the UK on Domino

[US release date is June 6th]

Info @ Boomkat: Psapp - the only thing i ever wanted

Info @ Psapp - The Only Thing I Ever Wanted

On myspace Psapp and Official website Psapp

Profiled on aurgasm - psapp

# posted by DJ Martian 11:24 PM

subtrac is a Canadian based dubstep blog.

# posted by DJ Martian 8:35 PM
  Best Album Covers of 2006 Thread

On ILM: Rolling Best Album Covers of 2006 Thread - a thread to spotlight the best album covers of 2006.

# posted by DJ Martian 7:04 PM
  Breezeblock Action Monday 24th April

Advance notification: Breezeblock Action Monday 24th

[Actually Tuesday] 1-3am Breezeblock BBC Radio 1

Warp Records' hottest new signing, NYC's Battles live in session

Bare Exclusives from:

Alex Smoke
Drop The Lime
DJ Pinch
Mike Patton vs Kool Kieth

Ace New Shizz from:

DJ Pierre vs Aphex Twin
Isomer Transition
The Cambridge Four

and more...

# posted by DJ Martian 5:22 PM
  The Comsat Angels - Sleep No More

Leonard's Lair reviews this Comsat Angels reissue: The Comsat Angels - Sleep No More

# posted by DJ Martian 4:17 PM
  BBC - Later - New Series

Later...with Jools Holland returns to British TV screens on Friday 5th May for a new series.

Details: BBC - Later - index - Unfortunately most of artists they have lined up look rather uninspiring.

# posted by DJ Martian 4:16 PM
  Lycia - The Burning Circle and Then Dust Reissue

Projekt provide details of a Lycia reissue: Lycia - 'The Burning Circle and Then Dust 1-CD Reissue

The Burning Circle and Then Dust 1-CD Reissue
Silber Records | SIL00048

Opus review Lycia - The Burning Circle And Then Dust

# posted by DJ Martian 4:05 PM
  New DHG/ Dødheimsgard Album report DHG AKA (Dødheimsgard) will release a new album titled: Supervillain Outcast later this year. [Alerted via]

# posted by DJ Martian 3:55 PM
  New Current 93 Album Black Ships Ate the Sky

Durtro will release a new Current 93 album Black Ships Ate the Sky in mid may.

There are 2 editions a Northern American and European version.

Current 93
Black Ships Ate the Sky CD (European edition)

Full colour digipak containing a 56 page colour booklet containing an introductory note on the writing of the album by David, all the lyrics, details of those who created the album, colour photographs of all the Current 93 family on the album, website details for everyone, Hallucinatory Patripassianist colour illustrations and BlackShipText on each page, and the names of all those who supported the recording, and the release, of this album by subscribing to it in advance. The CD and booklet are inserted into a shrinkwrapped slipcase.

Available mid-May.

# posted by DJ Martian 3:51 PM

Details of a lost krautrock classic, GAM - EISZEIT from Günter Schickert's GAM project, now available at Ultima Thule

Recorded at CCC Studio, Berlin Spandau (1978).
Restored & edited by Alan Freeman (May & December 2002).

Günter Schickert: guitar, vocals, trumpet.
Axel Struck: guitars, vocals.
Michael Leske: drums, percussion.

An album that was almost lost forever. The producer absconded with the mix-down, and the studio mislaid the multi-track tapes, only a first generation cassette survived! You won't believe how good this CD sounds (okay, there are some slight anomalies in the sound effects backing track used on one piece, and a rogue click elsewhere that refused to be removed, but I'm finicky), it's nonetheless a roaring sizzler!

Artist Background:

German pioneer of the echo-guitar, renowned for his classics "Samtvogel" and "Überfällig", he also worked with Klaus Schulze (in concert). Günter also ventured in to more explorative Krautrock and developed a style comparable to the early work of Achim Reichel. The GAM trio (Günter Schickert, Axel Struck, and Michael Leske) featured two guitars and drums, and is really freaked-out improvisations recalling the psychedelic space treks of Ash Ra Tempel or Pink Floyd.

# posted by DJ Martian 3:44 PM
  Audion - Issue 51

Details of Audion 51

Audion #51 (Spring 2006) A4, 40pp - £2.50 - available now

BLACK CARROT (new Northampton band)
CAN (opening the lid on the Krautrock legend)
UTOPIC RECORDS (Jannick Top label feature)
ESCAPADE (interview)
prpGROUP (avant-rock from Yorkshire)
POSEIDON/VITAL / MUSEA (new release features)
MARGEN (label feature)
TRIGON (new German band)
PICKLED EGG RECORDS (inc. Dragon Or Emperor)
CUNEIFORM / RÉR MEGACORP (new release features)

# posted by DJ Martian 3:38 PM
  Loscil - Plume

Kranky provide info on Loscil - Plume due for release May 22nd

Including 3 Mp3 sample downloads.

# posted by DJ Martian 3:34 PM
  Scott Walker - The Drift

It is most likely that Scott Walker - The Drift will be one of the highest acclaimed albums of the year.

The Observer | OMM review Scott Walker - The Drift with a top 5 stars rating.

ILM discussion thread Scott Walker - The Drift

Reviews on Scott Walker - The Drift - 3 top rated 5stars reviews so far.

In the UK: Scott Walker - The Drift is released on May 8th on 4ad. In the US the album is released on May 23rd.

# posted by DJ Martian 2:37 PM

Saturday, April 22, 2006

  Terrorizer - Issue 144

New issue of Terrorizer on sale next week, Thursday April 27th. Satyricon are on the front cover.



Album Reviews
Enslaved, Cult Of Luna, Current 93, Impaled Nazarene, Lair Of The Minotaur, Oxbow, Satyricon - May Day parades or desperate maydays?

Includes FREE "Fear Candy 28" Sampler CD

ENSLAVED - 'Fusion Of Sense And Earth' 4.58
MINISTRY - 'LiesLiesLies' (Edit) 4.19
ZYKLON - 'Disintegrate' 4.01
WALL OF SLEEP - 'On Pain Of Birth' 5.46
SERPENT OBSCENE - 'Confessor' 4.07
THREAT SIGNAL - 'Rational Eyes' 3.39
KORPIKLAANI - 'Väkirauta' 3.44
KAMPFAR - 'Ravenheart' (Edit) 5.00
RAISE HELL - 'City Of The Damned' 4.47
DEADEYE - 'Raising The Dead' 3.24
BULLET - 'Heading For The Top' 3.01
NEKKROSIS - 'Cross Gender' 5.30
SHARP END FIRST - 'Warchie' 5.20
V.E.G.A. - 'Kill Me' 7.21

# posted by DJ Martian 1:24 PM

Friday, April 21, 2006

  10th Annual JJA Jazz Awards Nominees

AAJ report Jazz News: 10th Annual JJA Jazz Awards Nominees

The Jazz Journalists Association announces the finalists ballot for its 10th annual Jazz Awards (sm), with the 20-year old professional organization nominating more than 200 jazz musicians, recordings, labels, producers, concert presenters, authors, broadcasters, photographers and new media outlets for recognition of achievements in 2005-2006. Winners of the Awards, to be voted on by the international JJA's approximately 400 professional members, will be announced at a gala supper party, open to the public, on Monday, June 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. at B. B. King's Blues Club and Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., in New York City.

# posted by DJ Martian 7:26 PM
  The ILM 80s Singles Poll Results

IT'S THE ILX 1980s SINGLES POLL RESULTS - the full top 100 singles have now been announced.

The popular consensus of ILM:

1. Prince and the Revolution – 'When Doves Cry'
2. Joy Division – 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'
3. Michael Jackson – 'Billie Jean'
4. New Order – 'Temptation'
5. Madonna – 'Into the Groove'
6. New Order – 'Blue Monday'
7. Talking Heads – 'Once in a Lifetime'
8. The Smiths – 'There is a Light that Never Goes Out'
9. Sonic Youth – 'Teenage Riot'
10. The Cure – 'Just Like Heaven'
11. Pixies – 'Debaser'
12. Public Enemy – 'Fight the Power'
13. Pet Shop Boys – 'West End Girls'
14. The Smiths – 'This Charming Man'
15. Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock – 'It Takes Two'
16. The Smiths – 'How Soon Is Now?'
17. Prince – 'Little Red Corvette'
18. Prince and the Revolution – 'Kiss'
19. Public Enemy – 'Bring the Noise'
20. New Order – 'Bizarre Love Triangle'
21. M/A/R/R/S – “Pump Up the Volume'/'Anitina (The First Time I See She Dance)'
22. A-ha – “Take On Me”
23. Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force – “Planet Rock”
24. Human League – “Don’t You Want Me”
25. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five – “The Message”
26. Madonna – “Like a Prayer”
27. The Specials – “Ghost Town”
28. Kate Bush – “Running Up That Hill”
29. Prince – “1999”
30. Go-Gos – “Our Lips Are Sealed”
31. Dexys Midnight Runners – “Come On Eileen”
32. R.E.M. – “Radio Free Europe”
33. Salt ‘n’ Pepa – “Push It”
34. Joy Division – “Atmosphere”
35. The Jesus and Mary Chain – “Just Like Honey”
36. My Bloody Valentine – “You Made Me Realise”
37. Funky Four 1 – “That’s the Joint”
38. New Order – “Ceremony”
39. Grandmaster and Melle Mel – “White Lines (Don’t Do It)”
40. Cyndi Lauper – “Time After Time”
41. Prince and the Revolution – “Raspberry Beret”
42. The Cure – “InBetween Days”
43. The Clash – “Rock the Casbah”
44. The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl – “Fairytale of New York”
45. Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield – “What Have I Done To Deserve This?”
46. Queen & David Bowie – “Under Pressure”
47. Pet Shop Boys – “Always On My Mind”
48. Madonna – “Borderline”
49. Motorhead – “Ace of Spades”
50. Madonna – “Holiday”
51. Guns ‘n’ Roses – “Sweet Child O’ Mine”
52. Michael Jackson - 'Beat It'
53. Talking Heads - 'This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)'
54. Soft Cell - 'Tainted Love'
55. Cameo - 'Word Up'
56. Bronski Beat - 'Smalltown Boy'
57. George Clinton - 'Atomic Dog'
58. Tom Tom Club - 'Genius of Love'
59. Lipps Inc. - 'Funkytown'
60. Eric B. & Rakim - 'Paid In Full'
61. New Order - 'Age of Consent'
62. Duran Duran - 'Rio'
63. The Stones Roses - 'Fools Gold 9.53'
64. Violent Femmes - 'Blister in the Sun'
65. N.W.A. - 'Express Yourself'
66. Blondie - 'Call Me'
67. Cybotron - 'Clear'
68. Depeche Mode - 'Never Let Me Down'
69. The Jesus and Mary Chain - 'Never Understand'
70. Public Enemy - 'Night of the Living Baseheads'
71. Pixies - 'Monkey Gone To Heaven'
72. Fugazi - 'Waiting Room'
73. Pixies - 'Gigantic'
74. De La Soul - 'Me Myself and I'
75. R.E.M. - 'Fall On Me'
76. Rick James - 'Super Freak'
77. New Order - 'True Faith'
78. The Smiths - 'Ask'
79. Hall & Oates - 'I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)'
80. Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam with Full Force - 'I Wonder If I Take You Home'
81. The Smiths - 'Bigmouth Strikes Again'
82. Young MC - 'Bust a Move'
83. The La's - 'There She Goes'
84. Soft Cell - 'Say Hello, Wave Goodbye'
85. Echo & the Bunnymen - 'The Killing Moon'
86. Associates - 'Party Fears Two'
87. Crowded House - 'Don't Dream It's Over'
88. The Beat - 'Save It For Later'
89. Young Marble Giants - 'Final Day'
90. The Cure - 'A Forest'
91. The Primitives - 'Crash'
92. Modern English - 'Melt With You'
93. Don Henley - 'The Boys of Summer'
94. Guns 'N' Roses - 'Welcome to the Jungle'
95. The Fall - 'The Classical'
96. Morrissey - 'Suedehead'
97. Prince - 'I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man'
98. Shannon - 'Let the Music Play'
99. Eric B. & Rakim - 'Follow the Leader'
100. Grandmaster Flash - 'The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel'

# posted by DJ Martian 3:46 PM
  ex Jane's Addiction members form The Panic Channel

Billboard report Panic Channel Signs To Capitol, Plots Tour

ex Jane's Addiction members Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins and Chris Chaney have formed a new band The Panic Channel

Their debut album will be released on September 12th.

# posted by DJ Martian 2:08 PM

Blabbermouth.Net report It's Official: SMASHING PUMPKINS Reunite, Begin Work On New Material

# posted by DJ Martian 1:22 PM
  The Observer - OMM This Sunday

Via an email from The Observer: OMM I can inform that Primal Scream are on the front cover of Observer Music Monthly on sale with The Observer newspaper this Sunday.

Why are Primal Scream still getting attention in 2006? Their last album was autopilot average and that new single is cliched tripe.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:12 PM
  Igloo Magazine :: Warp Records

Igloo Magazine interview Warp Records executive Stephen Christian: What the hell are they doing? :: Warp Records

A glimpse into the business of making Warped music. Samuel Stackhouse interviews Stephen Christian, an executive for the groundbreaking indie UK label, Warp Records.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:04 PM
  Matmos Interview

The Guardian interview Matmos

# posted by DJ Martian 12:23 AM
  Susanna and the Magical Orchestra

The title of the second Susanna and the Magical Orchestra album has been unveiled as Melody Mountain

That is due for release in August.

Source: Reviews and Ratings for Melody Mountain -- Susanna and the Magical Orchestra

# posted by DJ Martian 12:15 AM
  Silver Mt. Zion North American & European Tour Dates

Brainwashed: Silver Mt. Zion announce first extensive North American tour also listed European tour dates.

Including, UK dates:

29 MAY 2006 Brighton, UK St Georges Church
30 MAY 2006 Bristol, UK Bierkeller

01 JUN 2006 Glasgow, UK ABC1
02 JUN 2006 Leeds, UK Brudnel Social Club
03 JUN 2006 Nottingham, UK Rescue Room
04 JUN 2006 Manchester, UK Mint Lounge
06 JUN 2006 London, UK Koko

# posted by DJ Martian 12:05 AM

Thursday, April 20, 2006

  TV on the Radio in Session on Radio 1 Tonight

TV on the Radio are in session on Rob Da Bank's One Music show on Radio 1 tonight, 11pm show.

TV On The Radio are in session for Rob da Bank on Thursday 20th April

# posted by DJ Martian 8:02 PM
  Mixmag Relaunched

Mixmag have once again unveiled a new look and the spine bound format returns. Andrew Harrison is the new editor.

The new issue is in the shops today, Goldfrapp on the front cover with a free Ritchie Hawtin Mix CD.

As you should know, EMAP sold Mixmag to Development Hell, who also own monthly rock mag: The Word.

Press Gazette: New editor says Mixmag must attract more than just teen clubbers

# posted by DJ Martian 6:47 PM
  The Wire - May 2006 Issue

AGF is on the front cover of the new issue of The Wire

ON THE COVER: AGF: Word processing in Berlin with polystylistic
laptopper and digital 'poemproducer', Antye Greie. By Keith Moliné

FEATURES: Scott Walker, Conrad Schnitzler, Ryoji Ikeda, Invisible
Jukebox: William Parker, Scatter, Mattin, David Rothenberg

[Via The Wire Conduit email]

# posted by DJ Martian 3:22 PM
  Dabrye - TWO/THREE

Ghostly International provide a press release for Dabrye - TWO/THREE


GI-50 | CD/2xLP/digital | June 13, 2006

# posted by DJ Martian 12:58 PM

Wednesday, April 19, 2006


Blabbermouth.Net report STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: 'The New Black' Tentative Track Listing, Studio Report Available

# posted by DJ Martian 12:49 PM
  Biosphere UK Picturehouse Tour

Reminder via RA: Resident Advisor: Biosphere UK Picturehouse Tour starts this week:

Biosphere UK Picturehouse Tour Dates:

April 19 – GATE Cinema, Notting Hill
April 20 – Picturehouse at FACT, Liverpool
April 21 – Greenwich Picturehouse
April 22 – Ritzy Cinema, Brixton
April 23 – Duke of York Cinema, Brighton

# posted by DJ Martian 12:08 AM

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

  GUTTERBREAKZ on Boxcutter

GUTTERBREAKZ comments on the new Boxcutter album Oneiric

I think its safe to assume that, for the first half of this year at least, the two big albums to come out under the dubstep banner are this one and Burial's eponymous debut on Hyperdub. Both will probably be hailed as masterpieces, but from different quarters. Whilst Burial's vision is a grainy, haunted, post-'90s reverie, Boxcutter's ultra-modernist standpoint looks only to the future; its outlook is completely utopian, even when shadowed by moments of great poignancy

# posted by DJ Martian 11:59 PM
  Tunng 2nd Album

AngryApe report Tunng - Comments Of The Inner Chorus will be released on May 22nd.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:45 PM
  flavourpill LONDON - Issue 130

This week's flavourpill LONDON [Issue 130 - 18-24 April, 2006]

# posted by DJ Martian 6:15 PM
  This Week's Breezeblock Show

Tracklisting @ Radio 1 - Mary Anne Hobbs including:

Berlin-Vienna connection in the house; a label showcase from Metapolyp mixed by DJ Shir Khan.

# posted by DJ Martian 3:56 PM

Monday, April 17, 2006

  Boxcutter - Oneiric

Reminder, boxcutter - oneiric is released this week.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:53 PM
  Snowbombing Special - One World

This week's Radio 1 - One World show: [Now on Listen Again]

This week's show is a Snowbombing special with Cuban Brothers, A Skillz, Krafty Kuts and Luke Vibert.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:13 PM
  Friction - Essential Mix

Friction presents the Radio 1 - Essential Mix [Now on Listen Again]

This week the former 1Xtra Mix Show resident Friction brings us two hours of next level D&B.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:08 PM
  Boomkat - Fonal Records

Boomkat have an editorial feature on Finland's Fonal Records

When you think of Finland, what springs to mind? If it revolves around lush forests, wan complexions and reindeer roasts, your cultural stereotypes (whilst adhering to the prevailing consensus) are well past their sell-by-date. These days Finland is all about the music - carving an aural fissure across the leftfield cultural landscape, firing out idiosyncratic releases that succeed in being both fiercely parochial yet blithely borderless. Sounding like nothing you've ever heard before without resorting to fickle novelty, the likes of Paavoharju, Kiila, Kemialliset Ystävät, TV-Resistori and Es have helped stick a blue and white pin into the musical-map; with the chief thumb in this process belonging to Fonal Records.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:18 AM

Sunday, April 16, 2006

  The Comsat Angels - Waiting For A Miracle

Leonard's Lair reviews this classic 1980 album: The Comsat Angels - Waiting For A Miracle

5/5 top rated review

# posted by DJ Martian 11:02 PM

K-punk on Burial: k-punk: Dub housing and London after the rave [K-punk is based in London]

autonomicforthepeople comments on Burial: Interblog Burial [paul autonomic based in Ottawa, Canada]

Thermostat reviews Burial - Burial (Hyperdub) [seb @ Thermostat based in Australia]

Burial praise continues to roll in from around the globe. But apart from Dubstep scensters, elite bloggers, Breezeblock listeners...Burial is virtually unknown.

WAKE UP WAKE UP.. From the recent Breezeblock Burial 20 minutes mix .this could be one of the defining electronic albums of the 00s.

Reminder: Burial Album - out on Hyperdub - 15th May

# posted by DJ Martian 10:29 PM
  Arthur Baker - 6 Mix

Arthur Baker presents the 6 Mix on 6 Music

Today: 8pm - 10pm BST / British Summer Time
[Available on Listen Again after broadcast for 7 days]

# posted by DJ Martian 7:59 PM

Blabbermouth.Net report EPHEL DUATH: U.K. Tour Dates Announced

[Earlier this year, Ephel Duath cancelled their UK tour, however they said they would rearrange UK dates and here they are.]

# posted by DJ Martian 6:39 PM
  Kultureflash - Headlines from London [No. 160 / 14.04.06]

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.

Note this a Double edition.

# posted by DJ Martian 6:27 PM

Friday, April 14, 2006

  Forthcoming 2006 Albums - More Front Covers

Some forthcoming album front covers:

Adem - Love And Other Planets

April 24th

Official website: Adem

Adem - Love And Other Planets

Charalambides - Vintage Burden

May 23rd on Kranky

Charalambides - Vintage Burden

Kaada - Music for Moviebikers

July 11th

Kaada - Music for Moviebikers

Novembre - Materia

April 17th

Italian atmospheric metal/ art-rock band Novembre are signed to Peaceville Records, they are supporting Katatonia on tour. If you rate Mew or Anathema check them out.

On myspace: Novembre

Novembre - Materia

Om - Conference of the Birds

April 24th

Om - Conference of the Birds

Paatos - Silence of Another Kind

May 22nd on InsideOut

Paatos - Silence of Another Kind

Peeping Tom - Peeping Tom

May 30th

Peeping Tom - Peeping Tom

Ryan Teague - Coins & Crosses

Forthcoming on Type Records

New Ryan Teague website.

Ryan Teague is a composer/producer working in the field of electro-acoustic composition. His music is an exploration of the possibilities between more traditional instrumentation, techniques and arrangements, combined with electronic treatments, sampling and manipulations. Teague is equally concerned with clearly defined structure and compositional form, but seeks to interject this with more experimental and spontaneous elements.

Ryan Teague - Coins & Crosses

Zombi - Surface To Air

May 2nd on Relapse

Zombi - Surface To Air

Zyklon - Disintegrate

May 15th

Zyklon - Disintegrate

# posted by DJ Martian 1:19 PM

Thursday, April 13, 2006

  Barbara Morgenstern interview

BBC collective present a barbara morgenstern interview

Barbara Morgenstern – The Grass Is Always Greener, is released 24 April 06 on Monika Enterprise.

# posted by DJ Martian 10:53 PM
  Decibel Magazine - May

Lacuna Coil are on the front cover of the May 2006 edition of Decibel Magazine

Interview: Lacuna Coul

Latest Reviews

I have tagged some of these reviews @ a2006

# posted by DJ Martian 10:30 PM
  New Enslaved track on myspace

Candlelight Records Premier New ENSLAVED Track, 'Essence' reported @ BW & BK

News of another Enslaved track from the highly anticipated Ruun album to listen to. This time listen via myspace

This is my kind of Metal, epic, expansive, atmospheric with a superb production. Check the rasping black metal vocals.

Thought of the day, if Mogwai decided to be a Progressive Black Metal band they would be proud of this.

# posted by DJ Martian 10:13 PM
  Metal Hammer Golden Gods Nominees provide details of the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Nominees

Some rather daft nominations !

These awards are associated with UK monthly metal mag: Metal Hammer

# posted by DJ Martian 4:59 PM
  DJmag - 15 Years Old

DJmag is 15 years old.

New issue of DJ Mag now on the newsstand.

OUT NOW: We Are 15! Free DVD featuring interviews with Carl Cox, PvD, Pete Tong, & more! 15 years of Top Tunes, Top Flyers, & DJ Technology. Plus 200 great nights out, and hundreds of new tracks!

# posted by DJ Martian 4:52 PM
  MOTOR - Klunk

epm provide a press release for the debut Motor album: MOTOR - Klunk - NOVAMUTE - PRESS RELEASE

Artist - MOTOR
Title - Klunk
Format - CD / 2 X LP
Catalog No. - NOMU170CD / NOMU170LP
Release Date - 24/04/2006

# posted by DJ Martian 4:46 PM

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

  Kaada Announce New Album

Kaada anounce a new album, Music for Moviebikers due for release July 11th on Ipecac

[Via email]

Confirmed on Ipecac: Kaada

# posted by DJ Martian 12:40 PM
  Triosk Update

PostEverything report TRIOSK COMPLETE ALBUM

Triosk have completed work on their second album, to be titled 'The Headlight Serenade'. The album will be released this summer.

The band will tour their native Australia in the summer, and plan a European tour in the autumn.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:26 PM
  Mogwai Interview present a Mogwai Interview

# posted by DJ Martian 12:22 PM

Warp sign another rock band.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:18 PM

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

  flavourpill LONDON - Issue 129

This week's flavourpill LONDON [Issue 129 - 11-17 April, 2006]

# posted by DJ Martian 1:39 PM
  Cursor Miner - Danceflaw

DOTSHOP.SE provide info on the third Cursor Miner album: Cursor Miner: Danceflaw

Release Date: May 15th

Lo Recordings (LCD51)

# posted by DJ Martian 1:12 PM
  One World - Xtreme Music Show

Now on Listen Again: Radio 1 - One World - Xtreme Music Show

This weeks show is an Xtreme Music Show. We've got Cutting Pink With Knives in Session, Karl Hyde and Terrorizer Magazine to name but a few things!


Jonathan from Terrorizer Magazine
Dilenger Escape Plan - 'Panasonic Youth' (LP- Miss Machine) (Relapse)
Blut Aus Nord - 'The Choir of the Dead' (LP- The Work Which Transforms God) (Candlelight)
Skullflower - 'Black Rabbit' (IIIrd Gatekeeper) (Cargo)
Enslaved - 'Tides of Chaos' (LP- Ruun) (Osmose)
Nasum - 'Understand: You Are Deluded' (Relapse)
Khanate - 'Capture' (LP- Capture & Release) (Hydrahead)

# posted by DJ Martian 12:18 AM

Monday, April 10, 2006

  Xiu Xiu: Pitchfork Interview

Pitchfork interview Xiu Xiu

# posted by DJ Martian 10:37 PM
  Stream: The Radio Dept. - Pet Grief

MTVe.COM are streaming the new The Radio Dept. album: The Radio Dept.: Pet Grief

[Alerted via it's a trap]

# posted by DJ Martian 10:10 PM
  VINTERSORG: New Album Title: Solens Rötter report VINTERSORG: New Album Title Revealed - Solens Rötter that tentatively due before the end of the year via Napalm Records.

# posted by DJ Martian 9:58 PM
  Jesu Mp3 provide a link to a new Jesu download track: Star from the new Jesu EP

# posted by DJ Martian 1:12 PM
  Pat Metheny: Primer

All About Jazz profile Pat Metheny: Pat Metheny: Quantum Musician

In chronological order, the high points of Pat Metheny on record.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:10 PM

Sunday, April 09, 2006

  A History of Jazz Music - jazz-rock

Piero Scaruffi: A History of Jazz Music on jazz-rock/ fusion.

[Currently work in progress]

Part of History of Jazz that Piero Scaruffi is currently writing.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:11 PM
  San Serac

US synth/electronic pop artist San Serac has signed to Trevor Jackson's Output Recordings in the UK.

New album, full site and mad remixes coming soon

# posted by DJ Martian 10:44 PM
  Uusitalo - Tulenkantaja

Vladislav Delay operating as Uusitalo, has a new album on the way: Uusitalo: Tulenkantaja [info via DOTSHOP.SE]

The prolific Vladislav Delay returns with his techno-inspired declaration as Uusitalo.

Huume (HUUME07CD)
This item will be released on May 12th, 2006

[Available in the UK at Boomkat: UUSITALO (VLADISLAV DELAY) - Tulenkantaja]

Paskaa Musaa' and immediately asserts Delay's intent to cast off the minimalistic mantle and beef up his techno credentials with some steely beats and roaming bass.

Nick Luscombe opened his Xfm flo-motion show with a track from this album, Paskaa Musaa - wow this multidimensional techno sound has similar vibes to recent dubstep sounds coming from the UK.

# posted by DJ Martian 10:34 PM
  Alternate Endings - The End Records Sampler

Alternate Endings is a free streaming 2006 preview special from The End Records label.

In particular listen to a new 9 minute Agalloch track from their forthcoming album. It's epic, lush and atmospheric dark metal at it's finest. presents: Alternate Endings

01: Voivod - The X-Stream* album: Katorz (The End)
02: The Gathering - Shortest Day album: Home (The End)
03: Green Carnation - Alone album: The Acoustic Verses (The End)
04: Head Control System - Wonderworld album: Murder Nature (The End)
05: Giant Squid - Neonate* album: Metridium Field (The End)
06: Agalloch - Falling Snow* album: Ashes Against The Grain (The End)
07: Virgin Black - Adelaide Symphony Orchestra sessions** album: Requiem (The End)
08: Sleepytime Gorilla Museum - Sleep Is Wrong album: Grand Opening And Closing (reissue) (The End)
09: Dissection - Starless Aeon album: Reinkaos (The End)
10: Unexpect - Megalomaniac Trees album: In A Flesh Aquarium (The End)
11: Thine Eyes Bleed - Cold Victim album: In The Wake Of Separation (The End)
12: Sadus - Sick album: Out For Blood (Mascot)
13: Impaled Nazarene - For Those Who Have Fallen album: Pro Patria Finlandia (Osmose)
14: Laethora - Black Void Remembrance * album: March Of The Parasite (Unruly Sounds)
15: Yyrkoon - Signs album: Unhealthy Opera (Osmose)
* denotes alternate mix and will differ from album version
** string excerpts. full instrumentation not represented

this two-thousand and six exclusive is offered compliments of the house by the end records and partners in crime

# posted by DJ Martian 8:26 PM
  venn festival 2006

The latest info for venn festival in Bristol on 2nd, 3rd and 4th June - Stokes Croft, Bristol, UK.

3 day eclectic/ experimental/ leftfield music festival happening in Bristol in early June.

So far confirmed:

65daysofstatic - Ariel Pink - Baba Zula - Bass Clef - Cobra Killer - Chris Corsano - Crescent - Fog -Graham Massey - Kid Carpet - Knowledge Of Bugs - Kode 9 - Male - Max Richter - Optimo - Oren Marshall - Robin Fox - Rose McDowall - Scion - Tape - Team Brick - Tetine - The Aliens - The Assdroids - The Chap - Tony Allen - Toolshed - Vashti Bunyan - Vialka - Volcano The Bear - V/Vm

Line up details @ logarhythm:

Venn Festival 2006

Friday 2nd June
St. George's / 7pm / £10-18

Malcolm X Centre / 8pm / £9

Saturday 3rd June
Stokes Croft, various venues / all day & night / £15

Sunday 4th June
TONY ALLEN + special guests
Trinity Arts Centre / 6pm / £14

# posted by DJ Martian 7:35 PM
  SuperSonic Festival 2006

via logarhythm details of SuperSonic Festival in Birmingham, UK.

Two day experimental music festival - July 21st and 22nd in Birmingham, UK.

Fiday 21st July

Room 1: DJ Food . The Bug & MCs Ras B & Warrior Queen . PCM . Mistress

Room 2: Wrong Music Crew
Shitmat . DJ Scotch Egg . Jason Forest . The countryside alliance Crew . Moronic Dance Music Association . Twocsinak . Hot Roddy/Minimal Impact . The bohman brothers . DJ Cheesemaster

Saturday 22nd July 06:

Theatre Space:
Rother & Moebius (Neu! & Harmonia)
Thrones (Joe Preston ex Melvins/Earth)
Final (Justin Broadrick)
Alexander Tucker
Haddonfield Illinois
Voice of The Seven Woods

Outside Stage:
Special Guest TBA
High On Fire
Modified Toy Orchestra
Michael Gira (SWANS)
Shade (Stephen O'Malley Dylan Carlson)
Hanne Hukkelburg
Una Corda

Medicine Bar:
Andy Votel (dj set)
Shy Child
Noise Noise Allore!
Mills & Boon
more acts tba

film programme by 7 Inch Cinema
Record stalls Cake Art Installations

For further details check the Official Supersonic Festival 2006 website.

# posted by DJ Martian 7:20 PM
  Mojo 100 Albums Lifetime List

MOJO: The 100 Greatest Albums of Our Lifetime list via Acclaimed Music Forum

Mojo magazine was launched in the Autumn of 1993.

I disagree with about 80 % of the albums selected.

# posted by DJ Martian 7:05 PM
  MUTEK 2006

MUTEK have announced initial details of MUTEK 2006 - 7TH EDITION

Montreal, Canada / May 31 to June 4

MUTEK chose the notions of interlacing and networking as a source of inspiration for its 2006 edition. This focus will help illuminate and solidify the rapport between Berlin and Montreal. Ultimately, we aim to collectively thrive off the ramifications of our mutual events and the networks that define us. Many elements of MUTEK 2006 will thus revolve around this dimension.

The first wave of confirmed performers include:
DIMBIMAN — Germany
NOZE — France
SONJA MOONEAR — Switzerland
TBA — Georgia
+ many more to come

# posted by DJ Martian 6:50 PM
  6 Music - 6 Music Chart

Each week 6 Music Chart show tracks what music Brits are buying outside of the official albums top 40 chart. [They include most forms of rock, electronic, world music etc. They use official albums chart data to compile this chart.]

This Weeks Chart: includes

7 Secret Machines - Ten Silver Drops
8 Knife - Silent Shout
10 Calexico - Garden Ruin
12 Nathan Fake - Drowning In A Sea Of Love
15 My Latest Novel - Wolves
18 Lacuna Coil - Karmacode

# posted by DJ Martian 5:58 PM
  Mew on 6 Music - Hub Sessions

Mew are on the 6 Music - Hub Sessions - this Wednesday, April 12th.

# posted by DJ Martian 5:45 PM
  Tiga - Essential Mix

Tiga presents the latest Radio 1 - Essential Mix - April 9th show.

[Now on Listen Again]

# posted by DJ Martian 5:40 PM
  Double Dose of Nick Luscombe

Tonight DJ Nick Luscombe presents 6 Mix on 6 Music

Nick Luscombe is well known for his atmospheric and leftfield club sounds across a wide musical spectrum including deep house, jazz, dub and techno.

8pm - 10pm BST [British Summer Time] [Also on Listen Again after Broadcast]

Then at 10pm - Midnight on Xfm Nick Luscombe presents his regular weekly Flo-Motion show.

Therefore expect 4 Hours of fine contemporary electronic music today.

# posted by DJ Martian 5:23 PM

Blabbermouth.Net report ORPHANED LAND Tap PORCUPINE TREE's WILSON To Produce Next Album

Israeli metal band ORPHANED LAND have announced that Steven Wilson of PORCUPINE TREE will produce their next album, entitled "The Never Ending Way of ORwarriOR".

# posted by DJ Martian 4:29 PM

Saturday, April 08, 2006

  MOUNTAINS Interview interview Mountains

Fond of clear and delicate soundscapes, Mountains’ Brendon Anderegg and Koen Holtkamp have been gathering praises since the release of their debut album last year. With respective solo projects and a record label under their belt, the pair could have taken it easy, but, following a first live collaboration, they decided instead to join forces. With their second album, Sewn, just out, we took the opportunity to chat with them both about combining acoustic and electronic instruments, playing live and choosing a name that relates to their work.

# posted by DJ Martian 4:36 PM ISSUE #77 APRIL 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]


Pohlitz is the debut solo album by Norwegian drummer and percussionist Thomas Strønen, one of the founding members of jazz band Food.


BIRD SONG - Lightning Ghost
Bird Show is the solo project of Town And Country’s Ben Vida. On Lightening Ghost, he explores a rather eclectic musical scope and balances out atmospheric moments and more intense compositions.

CAROLINE - Murmurs
Caroline’s first single had her compared to the likes of Björk and Múm, yet she partly fails to deliver over the length of a full album.

Arche-Lymb is the impressive debut from French hip-hop-infused electronic outfit Depth Affect. The quartet present here a truly varied and fascinating collection of grooves and tunes.

DEXTRO - Consequence Music
Following a handful of EPs released over the last couple of years, Glasgow-based multi-instrumentist Ewan Mackenzie, AKA Dextro, crafts on his debut album a series of wonderfully evocative and cinematic pieces.

Dictaphone is the project of Belgian Oliver Doerell and German Roger Döring. Vertigo II, their second album, is a detailed melding of electronic and acoustic elements.

GLISSANDRO 70 - Glissandro 70
Glissandro 70 pay homage to avant-garde disco and classic West End records of the late eighties on their debut album for Montreal-based Constellation Records.

KIERAN HEBDEN & STEVE REID - The Exchange Session Vol. 1
First volume documenting the collaborations between electronic master Kieran Hebden and jazz and soul legend drummer Steve Reid, The Exchange Session Vol. 1 is a rather colourful and challenging collection.

Action Painting is only International Peoples Gang’s second album in over ten years. Here, the duo of Ric Peet and Martyn Watson collect a series of superb laidback compositions.

IZU - Going Salamander
With Going Salamander, Ronnie McPherson’s Izu tells post-apocalyptic tales of desolation and decay with sharp acidic techno tones.

KYLER - Pur Cosy Tales
Kyler is a side project from Shitmat’s Henry Collins, and this first album under this moniker shows a rather subtler albeit as busy, side of his talent.

LOKA - Fire Shepherds
Four years in the making, Fire Shepherds is the long-awaited debut by Liverpudlian duo Loka and showcases the band’s fascination for soundtrack scores.

MATMOS - The Rose Has Teeth In The Mouth Of A Beast
Three years after their last widely released album, San Francisco’s finest return with another collection of finely crafted electronic compositions.

SAME ACTOR - Sharp Edges
The first widely available album from Same Actor’s Chris Cook, Sharp Edges follows a string of CDR releases to introduce his unique blend of electronic and organic sounds.

The project of Animal Collective’s Avey Tare and Black Dice’s Eric Copeland, Terrestrial Tones is a fascinating and challenging collaboration and Dead Drunk is the pair’s third combined effort.

UNIFORM - Protocol
Uniform’s Protocol is a collection of dark and desolate ambient with contributions from a wide range of vocalists including Alan Vega and Franko B.

VIZIER OF DAMASCUS - Ephemeral Quiets
On Ephemeral Quiets, Vizier Of Damascus doesn’t only deliver on the promises of his recent debut EP but goes well beyond the call of duty to create a space for the mind to wander freely.

ZEEBEE - Priorities
German-born songstress Zeebee returns with a second slice of twisted electro pop which sees her teaming up with a wide range of collaborators, including The Bug.


VARIOUS ARTISTS Pop Ambient 2006


ALOG Islands Of Memory
CHRIST. Vernor Vinge
CHIN CHIN Deafness Becomes Me

# posted by DJ Martian 4:28 PM

fuseleds06 takes place in Leeds between May 6th - 13th

fuseleeds is an international biennial music festival presenting an eclectic programme of jazz, contemporary, rolk, folk and classical music. fuseleeds showcases live performance from some of the top names in contemporary music with a particular focus on exciting and experimental collaborations and explorations between music and art and music and film.

Between 6 - 13 May, fuseleeds06 returns with some of the most dazzling, intriguing and rewarding experiences in new music in 2006.

# posted by DJ Martian 4:13 PM
  ILM 1980s Singles Poll Results

ILM are counting down the results for: THE ILX 1980s SINGLES POLL RESULTS...

# posted by DJ Martian 1:48 PM

Friday, April 07, 2006

  fast 'n' bulbous - 2006

fast 'n' bulbous has started his 2006 albums ranking list.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:23 PM

Thursday, April 06, 2006

  BBC Collective Dubstep Feature

BBC collective present the sound of dubstep

Dubstep! feature includes mp3 samples

Bass in the place. We bring you the lowdown on the UK's newest sound, Dubstep. Plus video feature, images and tracks. [via BBC Collective email]

# posted by DJ Martian 8:24 PM
  Bitty Browser - OPML File for the Music Blogosphere

Further to my earlier post on OPML, comes the Bitty Browser - that loads updates to music blogs/ websites within a mini browser.

You can even add to your personalized Google homepage [Follow instructions on the Bitty Browser link above]

For future reference these are the manual settings:

select with the drop down menu:

then enter this:

# posted by DJ Martian 2:18 PM
  Cult of Luna Album Front Cover

Cult of Luna - Somewhere Along the Highway

Front cover of the new Cult of Luna album:

Cult of Luna - Somewhere Along the Highway

# posted by DJ Martian 1:14 PM
  Mastodon Update

MASTODON Hope To Start Prog Revolution With 'Blood Mountain' as reported by Blabbermouth.Net

# posted by DJ Martian 1:08 PM
  Uncut Magazine gets a Brand New Design

New issue of Uncut magazine hits the shops today. Morrissey is on the front cover.

Uncut has a brand new design.

Editor’s Letter
Uncut has a brilliant new look and content! Everywhere you turn in our May issue, there’s something new to read or look at. Because you love music reviews, there’s more of them in a fantastic new A-Z Welcome to your new look Uncut. After nigh on 10 years, it seems like an appropriate moment to fling open the windows, let in some fresh new air, the wind, as it were, of change.

Everywhere you turn in this issue, there should be something new to read or look at. I know from talking to Uncut readers how important music reviews are. So we now have more of them than ever – arranged alphabetically around 10 highlighted album

Free CD features:

FREE CD The Playlist May 2006 featuring Bob Marley, Editors, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Band Of Horses, Graham Coxon, Tom Verlaine, Faust, Denim Japan, Jose Gonzalez, Lambchop, Candi Staton, Ronnie Spector, The Charlatans, Calexico and Fairport


# In his own write - Mark E Smith
# Jon Wilde Interview - Graham Coxon
# My life in music - Siousie Sioux
# You had to be there - The Clash at the Glasgow Apollo
# Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes - The Charlatans' Tim Burgess
# I thought you were dead - Jane Burkin
# Fight Club - Alex Kapranos vs Peter Hook
# The stars that fame forgot - Lawrence from Felt and Denim
# Opinion - Alex James
# From the vault - Scott Walker in '66
# The making of... - Primal Scream's "Higher Than The Sun"

# posted by DJ Martian 1:05 PM
  OPML file for the Music Blogosphere

I have been experimenting with OPML tonight. What is OPML? some of the non-tech readers may well ask.

OPML is a special XML format known as Outline Processor Markup Language, it combines various levels of RSS metadata.

I'm not a computer scientist / programmer, so we will skip to the application of this technology.

Regular readers should be aware that I admin the The Music Blogosphere list that provides updates 24/7 of changes to various music blogs/ websites using yahoo's web software.

However OPML technology via Optimal Browser takes things to the next level. I loaded the OPML RSS [mySubscriptionsRss.opml] format on my account into Optimal.

Optimal renders valid OPML from any source in a tree-like view ideal for browsing. Links to external OPML files as well as RSS, RDF, and Atom feeds are expanded in place. [From Optimal website]

There are 3 levels of data

Optimal - OPML Browser for The Music Blogosphere

+ symbol

This displays the summary feed RSS Headlines for a specific Blog/ Website that has just been updated. It works with most feeds, however there are a few glitches where it doesn't display, e.g some blogspot blogs that don't have unique URLs for each blog posts, i.e the feeds have hash strings.


an Orange RSS symbol so you can see the RSS/ Atom Feed. e.g if your interested in a particular feed you can subscribe to it using your regular RSS reader such as Bloglines.


a link that takes you directly to a specific Blog/Website

[To update the Optimal page there is a Refresh function]

# posted by DJ Martian 12:15 AM

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

  Kultureflash - Headlines from London [No. 159 / 05.04.06]

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 3:18 PM
  CMU Daily - on the inside Wednesday 5th April

Each weekday CMU music network presents a daily music news summary @ CMU daily

Today's: UNLIMITED / CMU Daily 06.04.05

# posted by DJ Martian 2:00 PM

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

  Burial on the Breezeblock

In session, cinematic sounds from Burial a rising producer within the dubstep scene. Burial is a 26 year old from South London. This music is so far out, cool, fresh, haunting, eerie, atmospheric - INNOVATIVE and demands a listen.

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

Burial music reminds me of Coil, dub, Omni Trio, Massive Attack, Eno & Byrne, artcore drum n bass, Tricky and the dubby side of early prog house circa 1992 ala Leftfield.

Deep aquatic spacey, eerie, haunting, dreamy, drifting, spatial music.

Leading dubstep music critic/writer: Martin Clark interviews Burial on the blog Blackdown

Plus free MP3 samples

Burial “Burial” is out on Hyperdub in May. Album of the year anyone? asks Martin Clark

Hyperdub: Burial

OUT MAY 15th 2006

This first album on Kode9’s Hyperdub label comes from the mysterious Burial. On this self-titled CD debut, Burial carves out a sound which sends the dormant slinky syncopations of uk garage, via radio interference, into a padded cell of cushioned, muffled bass, passing through the best of Pole’s Berlin crackle dub.

Burial explores a tangential, parallel dimension of the growing sound of dubstep. Burial’s parallel dimension sounds set in a near future South London underwater. You can never tell if the crackle is the burning static off pirate radio transmissions, or the tropical downpour of the submerged city outside the window. In their sometimes suffocating melancholy, most of these tracks seem to yearn for drowned lovers. The smouldering desire of ‘Distant Lights’ is cooled only by the percussive ice sharp slicing of blades and jets of hot air blowing from the bass. Listen also for a fleeting appearance from Hyperdub’s resident vocalist, the Spaceape unravelling his crypto-biography. In its loud quietness, Burial takes his kitchen crackle aesthetic neither from the digital glitch nor merely a nostalgia for vinyl’s materiality. Instead, as ‘Pirates’ suggests, Burial crackle mutates the tactile surplus value of pirate radio transmissions. Burial’s mix is haunted. Echoed voices breeze in and out, on road to another time. Pirate signal from other frequencies steams in. A tidal wave of noise submerging all but the crispest syncopations. The noise is not violent, but caressing, tickling, exciting the ends of your nerves. Seducing you in.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:36 PM
  Cut and Splice: Acousmonium - 5-7 May, 2006.

Sonic Arts Network, BBC Radio 3 and the ICA present: Cut and Splice: Acousmonium an experimental sound art music festival happening in London.

BBC microsite for Radio 3 - Cut and Splice

Sonic Arts Network, the ICA and BBC Radio 3
present Cut And Splice - 5-7 May, 2006

# posted by DJ Martian 10:55 PM
  6 Music Trainspotting Special Themed Day - April 6th

On Thursday: 6 Music - Trainspotting: 10 Years Down The Track

On Thursday 6 April, 6 Music is turning back the clock to 1996 for a day filled with music and memories as we celebrate the cult book, award-winning film and gem-filled soundtrack that all made Trainspotting a defining moment for a generation.

# posted by DJ Martian 10:49 PM
  Xtreme Music Special - One World

On Radio 1 - One World show next week - Monday 10th April [morning 1am - 3am]

10 April - Xtreme Music Special with Cutting Pink with Knives in session and interviews from Karl Hyde from Underworld, William Bennet from legendary Xtreme Metal band Whitehouse and Jonathan Selzer from Terrorizer Magazine

William Bennet from Whitehouse on Radio 1 ! whatever next !

# posted by DJ Martian 10:44 PM
  Radio 1 - Experimental

Radio 1 have added an experimental music section to their website: Radio 1 - Experimental

# posted by DJ Martian 10:32 PM

The Rip It Up and Start Again compilation

This compilation album is released May 15th on V2.

The tracklist info @ ripitup:

* THE FALL — Fiery Jack
* DEVO — Praying Hands
* PULSALLAMA — The Devil Lives In My Husband's Body
* CABERAT VOLTAIRE — Sluggin' For Jesus Part 1
* JOSEF K — Sense of Guilt
* THE SLITS — Spend Spend Spend
* FATAL MICROBES — Violence Grows
* THE RAINCOATS — Only Loved At Night
* THE HUMAN LEAGUE — Dancevision
* THOMAS LEER — Tight As A Drum
* THE ASSOCIATES — White Car In Germany
* THE B-52s — Give Me Back My Man
* JOHN COOPER CLARKE — Beasley Street
* THE SPECIALS — Friday Night, Saturday Morning
* HEAVEN 17 — I'm Your Money
* THE BLUE ORCHIDS — Dumb Magician

# posted by DJ Martian 9:27 PM

The Boredoms - Coming to London The Boredoms announce European dates and first ever German show including:

May 29th in London @ Sheperds Bush Empire

# posted by DJ Martian 6:49 PM

Radiohead / Thom Yorke on the Front Cover of NME

Apparently this is the first extended interview in print re the upcoming album. This week's NME:

# posted by DJ Martian 1:48 PM

Scott Walker - The Drift

Front cover:

Scott Walker - The Drift

# posted by DJ Martian 1:20 PM

Sonar 2006 Announced

::. Sonar2006 .::. have just announced their 2006 programme:

Concerts & DJs

.Tape. (Spa.rk/ES)
12Twelve (Acuarela/ES)
Afra & the Incredible Beatbox Band (Oddjob/JP)
AZ Rotator (Ad Noiseam/Madrid)
Birdy Nam Nam (Uncivilised World/FR)
Chic feat. Nile Rodgers (US)
Circlesquare (Output/CA)
Dave Clarke (Skint/UK)
Digable Planets (Blue Note/US)
Diplo vs A-Trak (Big Dada/US)
Disco D (Disco Digital/US)
DJ Krush (Sony/JP)
Dom Sotgiu plays Blood and Fire (Blood and Fire/UK)
Doravideo (Macaroni Records/JP)
Fat Freddy's Drop (The Drop/NZ)
Gilles Peterson & MC Earl Zinger (Talkin' Loud/UK)
Goldfrapp (Mute/UK)
Herbert & Dani Siciliano (Accidental/UK)
Hifana (JP)
Horio Kanta (New Sonic/JP)
Infadels (World Of Sound/UK)
Insen: Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto (Rasternoton/DE-JP)
Isolée (Playhouse/DE)
Jeff Mills (Axis/US)
Kenny Dope (Kay-Dee Records/US)
Kimmo Pohjonen / Samuli Kosminen Kluster (Westpark Music/FI)
Laurent Garnier & Bugge Wesseltoft feat. Philippe Nadaud (FCom/FR)
Liars (Mute/US)
Linton Kwesi Johnson & Dennis Bovell Dub Band
Marc Richter plays Dekorder (Dekorder/DE)
Miguel Carvalhais & Return Cruz play Cronica Electronica (Cronica Electronica/PT)
Modeselektor (B-Pitch Control/DE)
Mondii aka Nao Sugimoto plays Spekk (Spekk/JP)
Nightmares on Wax (Warp/UK)
Nobukazu Takemura (Thrill Jockey/JP)
One Self (Ninja Tune/UK)
Optrum (JP)
Rahzel & DJ JS-One (MCA/US)
Richard Chartier plays LINE (12k/US)
Richie Hawtin vs Ricardo Villalobos (Minus/CA-CL)
Sasha (Global Underground/UK)
Satoshi Tomiie (SAW/JP)
Señor Coconut and his Orchestra feat. Argenis Brito (Essay/CL)
Shit & Shine (Riot Season/UK)
Softpad (JP)
Superthriller (Mint/UK)
The MFA (B-Pitch Control/UK)
Tiga (Pias/CA)
Tucker (Oddjob/JP)
Ugly Duckling (All City/US)
Yanagisawa Marina (JP)


CAPSULE presents
Modified Toy Orchestra (UK)
Seeland (UK)
Frank D’Arpino (DE)
Jake (US)
The Considerate Builders Scheme (ZA)
HEFTY presents
Eliot Lipp (US)
Ray Rodriguez (US) (IT)
aMute (BE)
Mitchell Akiyama (CA)
I.N.T. featuring Melodee: La Melodia (NL)
Kindred Spirits Soundsystem feat. Rich Medina & Antal (US/NL)
MwësLee (ES)
MOSZ presents
Gustav (AT)
Jade (AT)
Kapital Band 1 (AT)
Aardvarck (Rush Hour/NL)
C-mon & Kypski (Supertracks/NL)
Pete Philly & Perquisite (Epitaph/NL)
PLOP presents
Masami Shimomura (JP)
Sora (JP)
SCHEMATIC presents
Otto Von Schirach (US)
Phoenecia (US)
Audion (US)
Body Code (SA)
Ryan Elliott (US)
Inch Time (AU)
Static Caravan DJ (UK)
Tunng (UK)
~SCAPE presents
Barbara Preisinger (DE)
Bus Feat. MC Soom-T (DE-UK)
Pole & Band (DE)

# posted by DJ Martian 12:32 AM

Monday, April 03, 2006


Radiohead New Album: Thom Yorke Comments

NME.COM: Radiohead reveal 'terrifying' new album

# posted by DJ Martian 7:55 PM

KATATONIA: New Single To Feature Exclusive Bonus Material as reported on Blabbermouth.Net

Sweden's KATATONIA have selected the track "Deliberation" as the second single from their new album, "The Great Cold Distance".

Due on May 15th.

# posted by DJ Martian 6:50 PM

Isis to play Oceanic in London on July 23rd.

# posted by DJ Martian 6:44 PM

All About Jazz interview Chicago Underground Duo: Chicago Underground Duo: Two Voices, One Sound

# posted by DJ Martian 12:05 PM

The Rambler has moved his blog to a new location.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:54 AM

Sunday, April 02, 2006


Don Letts presents 6 Mix on 6 Music

The 6 mix joins in the Punk Extravaganza with Roxy DJ and founding member of Big Audio Dynamite Don Letts, on this week's 6 mix.

Broadcast: Today 8pm - 10pm BST [British Summer Time] [Available on Listen Again for 7 days after broadcast]

# posted by DJ Martian 8:10 PM

it happens for a reason - a new music blog from simon silverdollar

# posted by DJ Martian 7:39 PM

BLUT AUS NORD Putting Finishing Touches On New Album as reported by Blabbermouth.Net:

French metallers BLUT AUS NORD continue to work on their highly anticipated new album, "M.O.R.T." (Metamorphosis of Realistic Theories). Expected for release early fall..

# posted by DJ Martian 6:55 PM

Saturday, April 01, 2006


Lambgoat: Isis to enter studio in June

# posted by DJ Martian 7:44 PM

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