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Thursday, June 29, 2006

  TV on the Radio interview and tracks

BBC Collective present tv on the radio interview and tracks

# posted by DJ Martian 6:05 PM
  Kultureflash - Headlines from London [No. 170 / 29.06.06]

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 3:45 PM
  THE LIST

about the list - the concept explained by rym user, mulletguy16 AKA tyke chandler. Involving 44 users on rateyourmusic.com.

THE LIST on rateyourmusic.com: THE LIST

Quick summary: THE LIST 400 albums are listed.

These are the top 100

#1 John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
#2 Kayo Dot - Choirs of the Eye
#3 Ulver - Bergtatt
#4 Death - The Sound of Perseverance
#5 Alexander von Schlippenbach - Pakistani Pomade
#6 Maudlin of the Well - Leaving Your Body Map
#7 Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
#8 The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico
#9 Talk Talk - Laughing Stock
#10 Port-Royal - Flares
#11 King Crimson - Red
#12 Godspeed You Black Emperor! - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
#13 Ulver - Perdition City
#14 Opeth - Blackwater Park
#15 Meshuggah - I
#16 Godspeed You Black Emperor! - Slow Riot for New Zerø Kanada
#17 Weakling - Dead as Dreams
#18 Comus - First Utterance
#19 Can - Tago Mago
#20 Gorguts - Obscura
#21 Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
#22 The Stooges - Fun House
#23 Minus the Bear - Highly Refined Pirates
#24 Opeth - Still Life
#25 Yowie - Cryptooology
#26 Maudlin of the Well - Bath
#27 King Crimson - Larks' Tongues in Aspic
#28 Between the Buried and Me - Between the Buried and Me
#29 Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz to Come
#30 Xasthur - Telepathic with the Deceased
#31 Edge of Sanity - Crimson
#32 Nick Drake - Pink Moon
#33 Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame
#34 NoMeansNo - Wrong
#35 Slint - Spiderland
#36 Henry Cow - Western Culture
#37 Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
#38 Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors
#39 Neurosis - Through Silver in Blood
#40 Kayo Dot - Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue
#41 Meshuggah - Chaosphere
#42 Pain of Salvation - The Perfect Element I
#43 The Postman Syndrome - Terraforming
#44 Genius / GZA - Liquid Swords
#45 Devin Townsend - Terria
#46 Ulver - Svidd Neger
#47 Martyr - Warp Zone
#48 Converge - Jane Doe
#49 Television - Marquee Moon
#50 Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica
#51 Esoteric - Metamorphogenesis
#52 Amon Düül II - Yeti
#53 Kamelot - The Black Halo
#54 Cryptopsy - Once Was Not
#55 Albert Ayler - Spiritual Unity
#56 Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
#57 Dredg - Catch Without Arms
#58 Ulver - Blood Inside
#59 Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
#60 Ahvak - Ahvak
#61 Tim Buckley - Starsailor
#62 Death - Symbolic
#63 Isis - Oceanic
#64 Iannis Xenakis - Electronic Music
#65 Explosions in the Sky - Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever
#66 Neurosis - Times of Grace
#67 Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um
#68 MC5 - Kick Out the Jams
#69 Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home
#70 Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
#71 Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime
#72 Pink Floyd - Animals
#73 Änglagård - Hybris
#74 Art Blakey - Moanin'
#75 Cecil Taylor - Unit Structures
#76 Anathallo - Floating World
#77 Nevermore - Dead Heart, In a Dead World
#78 Emperor - Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk
#79 Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
#80 Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance
#81 Pan.Thy.Monium - Khaooohs & Kon-Fus-Ion
#82 Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds of Fire
#83 My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
#84 Opeth - My Arms, Your Hearse
#85 Dr. Octagon - Dr. Octagonecologyst
#86 Lebanon - Sunken City
#87 Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
#88 Eric Dolphy - Out to Lunch
#89 Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
#90 Dredg - El cielo
#91 Wire - Pink Flag
#92 Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
#93 Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
#94 Opeth - Morningrise
#95 Metallica - Master of Puppets
#96 Mr. Bungle - California
#97 Genesis - Selling England by the Pound
#98 Black Sabbath - Master of Reality
#99 Burzum - Filosofem
#100 Farmakon - A Warm Glimpse

# posted by DJ Martian 12:06 AM

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

  Enduser - Form Without Function

Techstep jungle in 2006 done rather well by enduser - straight out of Brooklyn, New York.

Just released on Hymen: enduser - form without function

Enduser - Form Without Function

Listen to enduser on myspace. Track: Final Judgement is from the new album.

You can hear the influences clearly: Ed Rush & Optical, Dom & Roland, Technical Itch. Industial strength powerful techstep jungle.

Wikipedia: Techstep

# posted by DJ Martian 11:21 PM
  Anouar Brahem Interview

All About Jazz interview ECM recording artist Anouar Brahem: Anouar Brahem: Innovative Weaver of Musical Heritages

Context:

Tunisian oud player Anouar Brahem’s eighth solo release, Voyage de Sahar (ECM, 2006), is another testimony to the magnificent way that he manages to weave influences and references from the rich and beautiful heritage of Arabic world with elements of Andalusian music and modern jazz, and to the innovative way in which Brahem suggests the oud as a leading instrument in Western and Arabic music. For the first time in his 15-year relationship with the prestigious German ECM label, Brahem recorded with the same musicians who recorded his last release for label, Le Pas du Chat Noir (ECM, 2002)—French pianist Francois Couturier and accordionist Jean-Louis Matinier. Brahem was interviewed by phone from his home in Tunisia.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:07 PM
  2006 Summer Albums

Updated: 2006 Summer Albums

A selective sequential list of Summer [June, July, August] 2006 albums. Release Dates are subject to change ! and primarily refer to the UK.

# posted by DJ Martian 10:53 PM
  flavourpill LONDON - Issue 140

This week's flavourpill LONDON [Issue 140 - 27 June - 3 July, 2006]

# posted by DJ Martian 11:54 AM

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

  Breezeblock Show - Isolee Mix

Now on listen again the latest Breezeblock show @ Radio 1 - Mary Anne Hobbs including:

Isolee in the mix from the Sonar festival

# posted by DJ Martian 1:24 PM

Monday, June 26, 2006

  Andy Stott - Merciless

DOTSHOP.SE profile Andy Stott: Merciless - due for release September 25th on Modern Love

The debut album from Breezeblock fav Andy Stott ! This is set to be one of the defining electronic music albums of 2006.

Lush panoramic techno through a cold-water batch of sprawling strings, widescreen vistas of carbonated beats & analogue melodies

# posted by DJ Martian 3:17 PM
  Dave Douglas Interview

All About Jazz interview Dave Douglas: Dave Douglas: Music, Commerce and Culture Wars

# posted by DJ Martian 11:25 AM

Sunday, June 25, 2006

  The Mars Volta - Amputechture Album Cover

Another strange album cover for The Mars Volta:

The Mars Volta - Amputechture

Tracklisting:

1. VICARIOUS ATONEMENT
2. TETRAGRAMMATON
3. VERMICIDE
4. MECCAMPUTECHTURE
5. ASILOS MAGDALENA
6. VISCERA EYES
7. DAY OF THE BAPHOMETS
8. EL CIERVO VULNERADO

Due for release August 15th.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:08 PM

Friday, June 23, 2006

  Earplug - Issue 71

Issue 71 of Earplug

June 22 - July 5

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 1:20 PM
  New White Willow = Trip-rock Excellence !

A new website for Norwegian art-rockers WHITE WILLOW

White Willow's fifth studio album, "Signal to Noise", will be released by The Laser's Edge on the 23rd of August this year. The album was recorded at Jailhouse Studios in Denmark, and was mixed and produced by legendary producer Tommy Hansen (Helloween, TNT, Pagan's Mind, Saybia). Cover art is by Killustrations, who also did the "Storm Season" cover. The line-up features Trude Eidtang (vocals), Lars Fredrik Frøislie (keyboards, electronics), Jacob Holm-Lupo (guitars), Ketil Vestrum Einarsen (woodwinds), Marthe Berger Walthinsen (bass guitar) and Aage Moltke Schou (drums, percussion). Brynjar Dambo, who played keyboards on "Sacrament", guests on one track. Track listing is as follows:

Night Surf, Splinters, Ghosts, Joyride, The Lingering, The Dark Road, Chrome Dawn, Dusk City, Ararat

The album was recorded in three weeks, in contrast to their usual one-year-of-recording policy. This is reflected in a leaner, more band-oriented sound, and more focused songwriting. The band foregoes some of the hard rock elements of the previous record, while still retaining the force and intensity typical of the band's current incarnation, and blending their distinct symphonic arrangements with a contemporary, direct attitude. And there's still plenty of mellotron!



Listen to a new White Willow track Dusk City on myspace: White Willow

or download as an mp3 at White Willow

These Norwegian's have done it again ! White Willow have a new female singer, Trude Eidtang. A change of singer, and a new trip-rock style.

art-rock / trip rock excellence - a trippy, dreamy track Dusk City is sensational. versatile expressive vocal performance from the soft to forceful, complex textured arrangements, a stunning crystal clear production, glacial electronic-rock epic soundscapes.

The closest reference point is the 1998 legendary trip-rock landmark album by The Gathering How to Measure a Planet

or Paatos on their second album: Kallocain.

or an imaginary

Annie Haslam fronting King Crimson in the 80s or 90s
King Crimson remixing 90s 4ad band Insides
Bjork and Peter Gabriel involved in time travel and joining forces circa the 4th PG album
Kate Bush joining Porcupine Tree remixed by Massive Attack

# posted by DJ Martian 12:55 AM

Thursday, June 22, 2006

  3RD ANNUAL DECIBEL FESTIVAL: SEATTLE

Montreal has Mutek, Barcelona has Sonar, and Seattle has Decibel

Press Release from: Decibel Festival

3RD ANNUAL DECIBEL FESTIVAL :: SEPTEMBER 14 -17 : SEATTLE

- PRELIMINARY LINEUP ANNOUNCED! -

DB-MENU

DECIBEL 2006
• DB-FESTIVAL (2006 overview)
• DB-FESTIVAL Preliminary Lineup
• DB-OPTICAL
• DB-CONFERENCE
• Partners
• Venues
• About DECIBEL
• DECIBEL Commercial


-> 2006 DECIBEL (2006 overview)

DECIBEL:
International Festival of Electronic Music Performance, Arts and New
Media

Seattle, WA – The third annual Decibel Festival promises to be the
biggest edition yet, reflecting the burgeoning audience and growing interest in
this adventurous multimedia event. Decibel Festival 2006 features over 80
electronic music artists from around the world, presented in 17
individual performance showcases spread out over four days. As part of a new
visual arts focus, Decibel will host talented visual artists throughout the
weekend, which will culminate in DB-Optical, a multimedia fusion of
installations and live art. Also this year is the DB-Conference – a
series of audio and visual technology workshops, product demonstrations,
clinics, and panel discussions held by leading industry professionals and
educators.
For more information, please visit http://www.dbfestival.com.


-> PRELIMINARY 2006 DECIBEL LINE UP

Green Velvet (Chicago) http://www.green-velvet.com
Alex Smoke (U.K.) http://www.somarecords.com/artists/alexsmoke
Dexter (Netherlands) http://www.klakson.nl
Bola (U.K.) http://www.skam.co.uk
Thomas Fehlmann: Dub Set (Germany) http://www.flowing.de
The Dead Texan (Belgium) http://brainwashed.com/sotl/deadtexan
Fax (Mexico) http://www.faxmusik.com
Telefon Tel Aviv (Chicago) http://www.telefontelaviv.com
Apparat (Germany) http://www.apparat.net
Taylor Deupree (New York) http://www.12k.com/taylor/bio.html
Funckarma (Netherlands) http://www.funckarma.com
Richard Chartier (Washington D.C.) http://www.3particles.com
Subtle (San Francisco) http://www.subtle6.com
Andreas Tilliander (Sweden) http://www.repeatle.com
Jeremy Ellis (Detroit) http://www.ubiquityrecords.com/jeremy_ellis.html
Mokira (Sweden) http://www.repeatle.com
Claude Vonstroke (San Francisco) http://www.dirtybirdrecords.com
Panoptica (Mexico) http://www.noarte.com
Kate Simko (Chicago) http://www.katesimko.com
Jacob London (Seattle) http://www.jacoblondon.com
Brett Johnson (U.S.) http://www.robot-karate.com
Latinsizer (Mexico) http://www.milrecords.com
Tim Xavier (New York) http://www.timxavier.com
Soultek (Chicago) http://www.force-tracks.net
Plankton Man (Los Angeles) http://www.planktonman.com
Lusine (Seattle) http://www.lusineweb.com
Davide Squillace (Spain) http://www.sketchrecs.com
Jerry Abstract (Seattle) http://www.fixelplix.com
Son Of Rose (Seattle) http://www.sonofrose.net
DJ Camea (New York) http://www.djcamea.com
Nordic Soul (Seattle) http://www.dbfestival.com
Jon McMillion (Seattle) http://www.orac.vu
Yann Novak (Seattle) http://www.yannnovak.com
Randy Jones (Seattle) http://www.orac.vu
Sun Tzu Sound (Seattle) http://www.suntzusound.com


-> DB OPTICAL

Optical will showcase VJs, digital and physical art, film, and other
image-driven creative works. The music events throughout the weekend
will
contain heavy visual counterparts culminating in a day-long multimedia
fusion at the Broadway Performance Hall on Sunday, September 17.

*OPTICAL VJ LINEUP, ARTISTS, AND MORE INFORMATION TO BE ANNOUNCED
SHORTLY

-> DB-CON (DECIBEL CONFERENCE)

This year Decibel features an entire conference centered on education,
one of the main goals of the DB Organization. DB-CON will combine audio and
visual technology workshops, product demonstrations, clinics, and panel
discussions.

The conference kicks off Friday evening with the first ever “DB 2006
Opening Gala Event” (music performances and guest speaker TBA) and continues as
a daytime conference on Saturday the 18th. All DB-CON events will be held
at the Broadway Performance Hall, which will offer a full theater, demo
room and multiple lobbies dedicated to merchandise tables. To further
encourage musical teaching, conference tickets will be offered at half-price for
students.

CONFIRMED DB-CON CLINICS :
Ableton Live : Mackie : Native Instruments : Robotspeak Sessions :
Analog
Synthesis

-> PARTNERS

City of Seattle : Easy Street Records : Nonsequitur : Plexipixel :
RANE:
Remix Magazine : Robotspeak : Sonic Bids : The Stranger : XLR8R



-> DECIBEL VENUES

Neumos : http://www.neumos.com
Broadway Performance Hall : http://www.broadwayperfhall.com
Chop Suey : http://www.chopsuey.com
Baltic Room : http://www.thebalticroom.com
Barca : http://www.barcaseattle.com
Bad Juju Lounge : http://www.thebadjujulounge.com


-> ABOUT

Founded in 2003, Decibel Festival bridges the gap between technology
and creativity through visual art, workshops, panel discussions and
cutting-edge electronic music performances. By gathering a diverse selection of
international talent, Decibel Festival provides a forum for musicians,
industry professionals and educators alike.

Details will continue to be added to
http://www.decibelfestival.com/2006 as
they are confirmed.

> DECIBEL COMMERCIAL

http://www.decibelfestival.com/2006/COMM/

# posted by DJ Martian 8:42 PM
  The Wire - July 2006 Issue

The new issue of The Wire is now on sale. Current 93 are on the front cover.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:11 PM
  MASTODON - Blood Mountain

Blabbermouth.Net report MASTODON Complete Work On New Album; Cover Artwork Posted Online

Mastodon - Blood Mountain

# posted by DJ Martian 12:06 AM

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

  Kultureflash - Headlines from London [No. 169 / 21.06.06]

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 11:30 PM
  The Roots of Dubstep tracklist

Blackdown has the tracklist of the forthcoming The Roots of Dubstep compilation on Tempa

# posted by DJ Martian 1:50 PM
  MOG

a new social network designed for music listeners: MOG

Creating a MOG lets you share your musical side like nothing else. Our "MOG-O-MATIC" application creates a basic MOG page for you, so your friends can see your music collection and the artists, albums and songs you actually listen to. As you collect and listen to music, MOG-O-MATIC keeps score for the world to see. Customizing and making your page an extension of your musical soul is made easy. And you can even add MOG to your Blog or MySpace page. Just register for MOG, then download MOG-O-MATIC and get your page up and running. Then explore what some other moggers are into. MOG is FREE.

MOG is a like a combo of last.fm [what you listen to], myspace [social networking], rateyourmusic [artist database] and blogging.

The artist database is powered by gracenote

a sample MOG: Michael Goldberg

Mog is Profiled @ Mashable* MOG Launches “MySpace for Music Junkies”

# posted by DJ Martian 1:41 PM
  flavourpill LONDON - Issue 139

This week's flavourpill LONDON [Issue 139 - 20-26 June, 2006]

# posted by DJ Martian 1:03 PM
  Susanna and the Magical Orchestra

Rune Grammofon provide a news update on Susanna and the Magical Orchestra

Susanna and the Magical Orchestra single download and forthcoming album:

We are extremely happy to announce the release of ”Melody Mountain”, the new album from Susanna and the Magical Orchestra, on August 14th. This time they have chosen to record ten interpretations of mostly well-known songs by artists such as Prince, AC/DC, Scott Walker and Leonard Cohen. Some of these songs have been a part of their live set for a long time. The album is produced by Deathprod.

If you want a taste from this album, you can now check out their excellent and very special version of "Love Will Tear Us Apart"


at myspace: Susanna and the Magical Orchestra

# posted by DJ Martian 12:44 AM

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

  Cursor Miner On XFM

sonomu provide an alert: Cursor Miner On XFM

The XFM session is being broadcast tonight on X-Posure with John Kennedy. The show goes out between 2200 and 0100. The show can be listened to on 104.9 FM in London, and can also be listened to on the internet at

Xfm

# posted by DJ Martian 4:49 PM
  NOVEMBERS DOOM Announce New Album Title

Blabbermouth.Net report NOVEMBERS DOOM Announce New Album Title as The Novella Reservoir

Scheduled for a late 2006 release.

# posted by DJ Martian 2:48 PM
  Terrorizer - New Issue

New issue of Terrorizer magazine in stores this week. Gorgoroth are on the front cover.

FEATURES

GORGOROTH
CARPATHIAN FOREST
NIGHTWISH
THE CLAN DESTINED
MOONSPELL
PAUL DIANNO
JEFF WALKER UND DIE FLUFFERS
NOVEMBRE
SCENE REPORT: THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
AVULSED
PEEPING TOM
MISERY INDEX
SHADOWS FALL
BEYOND FEAR
YAKUZA
POSTER: TURISAS + LORDI
MURDER ONE
NECRODEATH
SIKTH
ENSLAVED
BAR-BARIAN WRATH: OPETH
HARD OF HEARING: PRIMORDIAL

Album Reviews
Gorgoroth, Paul Dianno, Bruce Dickinson, Dissection, Moonspell, Mortiis, Motorhead, Peeping Tom and Shadows Fall all get a critical frisking.

FEAR CANDY 30 COVERMOUNT CD

SHADOWS FALL 'In Effigy' 3.24
THE ACACIA STRAIN 'Angry Mob Justice' 2.50
ANATA 'Downward Spiral Into Madness' 5.29
DERANGED 'Torture, Rape, Cum And Kill' 3.11
CATTLE DECAPITATION 'Success Is...(Hanging By The Neck)' 3.35
URKRAFT 'The Inhuman Aberration' 4.41
WOLVERINE 'Bleeding' 6.49
JOTUNSPOR 'Gleipnirs Smeder' 6.25
COLDSEED 'Nothing But A Loser' 3.27
EIDOLON 'Arctus #9' 5.12
MALEFICE 'Seven' 3.48
HUMONIC 'Internal Justice' 4.08
PRO-JEKT 'The Day After Never' 4.53
LOCUS 'Tony Montana' 4.02
SOLAR ANUS 'Enemy Disappear' 8.56

# posted by DJ Martian 11:13 AM
  Portishead Update

GIGWISE.com report Portishead Move Closer To Finishing Their Third Album

# posted by DJ Martian 10:25 AM

Sunday, June 18, 2006

  The Big Chill Festival 2006

Latest additions to Big Chill Festival line up include:

Scritti Politti

and

Infant Joy - Paul Morley's latest group, will bring their cover of Japan's 'Ghosts' and a wealth of new material to the festival.

Full line up: THE BIG CHILL FESTIVAL 2006 - LINE-UP includes:

E.S.T
Max Richter
Vashti Bunyan
Digitonal
Hanne Hukkelburg
Nathan Fake
Sebastien Tellier
Tunng

The Big Chill festival - 4th-6th August, Eastnor Castle, Malvern Hills, England.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:43 PM
  MIC Norway: Summer Festivals in Norway

MIC Norway profiles the summer music festivals in Norway: MIC Norway: Another extensive Norwegian festival summer is under way

These days every town in Norway with a sense of self esteem is hosting some kind of music festival within the very limited time frame of the Nordic summer.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:26 PM
  Radio 1 - One World

Forthcoming shows: Radio 1 - One World

19 June - Spleen United in session / Balkan Beats with Felix (Basement Jaxx) and Russ Jones
26 June - Sonar Festival 2006
3 July - Roskilde Festival 2006

# posted by DJ Martian 11:20 PM
  DUMMYMAG

Blog for DUMMYMAG

DUMMY is A UK based quarterly music mag.

# posted by DJ Martian 10:34 PM
  Gorgoroth - Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam

The Observer | OMM | review Gorgoroth - Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam - shock OMM review a Norwegian black metal artist and list it in their top 10 choices of the month !

Listen to a new Gorgoroth track @ Candlelight Records USA

[The album is released in Europe on Regain Records in June 19th]

# posted by DJ Martian 3:03 PM
  BREEZEBLOCK Show: DROP THE LIME vs MATHHEAD

Mary Anne Hobbs lists what to expect on the Breezeblock show: dubstepForum.com :: View topic - BREEZEBLOCK gold Monday 19th

DROP THE LIME vs MATHHEAD

New York Gritty City Comittee takeover Wink
Exclusive bak-2-bak mix from Drop The Lime and Mathhead


exclusive album previews from:

Tom Yorke
Andy Stott

dazzling new beatz from:

Scorcher
Darqwan
Warrior Queen
Mr Slash
Asbo Productions
Enduser
Pendle Covern
Alex Smoke
MED
Micha
John Tejada
Somatic Responses
and more...

[Broadcast: Tuesday 1am - 3am] Radio 1: Mary Anne Hobbs

# posted by DJ Martian 2:43 PM
  END OF THE ROAD FESTIVAL

END OF THE ROAD FESTIVAL - Another UK music festival !

When: September 15th-17th

Where: The Larmer Tree Gardens, North Dorset / South Wiltshire Border, England

Music policy: acoustic rock, modern guitar-rock of the Mojo/Uncut type. Not the most varied of line ups, but would appeal to fans of the Green Man Festival and the minor Glastonbury stages.

Indicative artists: British Sea Power, Richard Hawley, Simple Kid, My Latest Novel, Gravenhurst, Howe Gelb.

The intimate End of the Road festival caters for about 5,000 people, and takes place between the 15-17th September 2006. The gardens open in the afternoon on the Friday, with the first bands starting to play around 6pm. Then there will be two full festival days on Saturday and Sunday, with bands starting around 12pm and finishing at midnight.

# posted by DJ Martian 2:23 PM
  Metal Monk UK .Top 50 Albums of 2005

Found this via a RSS search feed: ::.. Metal Monk UK ..:: - Features: Official Writers Poll - Top 50 Albums of 2005

# posted by DJ Martian 1:52 PM
  Air Album Due Early 2007

GIGWISE.com report Air Have Almost Completed Their New Album - they are looking at an early 2007 release date.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:30 PM
  MANES Sign With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

Blabbermouth.Net report MANES Sign With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

Two albums are currently in pre-production and the recording of the first of these, which has the working title of "Invention...", will start this summer with an estimated release in early 2007.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:27 PM

Friday, June 16, 2006

  6music - Freak Zone - Krautrock Special

Now on listen Again: [until Sunday Afternoon] 6 Music - The Freak Zone - a Krautrock music special

Includes: GUEST DJ: Julian Cope

# posted by DJ Martian 1:25 PM
  Mixing It - Maja Ratkje

Alert: Radio 3 - Mixing It - Maja Ratkje

Broadcast: Friday 16 June 2006 22:15-23:30 (Radio 3)

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present a live improvised solo set by Norwegian singer Maja Ratkje, using electronic processing to extend her voice, recorded at the Bath International Music Festival.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:17 PM
  Observer Music Monthly - Thom Yorke



This Sunday's The Observer newspaper, includes the Observer Music Monthly magazine - Thom Yorke is on the front cover. [Via OMM email]

Thom Yorke talks for the first time about his debut solo album and what it means for the future of Radiohead.

update: All messed up

All messed up

Is there a future for Radiohead - or for the planet? When your fans are counted in the millions, and include leading politicians of every hue, the pressures can tell. In his most personal interview ever, Thom Yorke talks to Craig McLean about how the band nearly split, their carbon imprint, the death of David Kelly - and his first solo album.

Also:

WORD UP
The 50 greatest music books ever written: a 14-page special starring Nick Tosches, Brian Eno, Jenny Fabian, Robbie Williams and more.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:00 PM
  DJmag.com: Sonar 2006 Guide

DJmag present DJmag.com: Sonar 2006 Guide

Also Radio 1 will be broadcasting sets from Sonar next week:

Taking place in Barcelona on 15-17 June hundreds of artists will be performing, providing visuals or DJing. We'll be recording the best sets for broadcast the following week in One World, Mary Anne Hobbs' Breezeblock and OneMusic with Huw Stephens and Rob da Bank.

Wikipedia info on Sónar

Sónar festival of Advanced Music and Multimedia Art

Official Sónar website.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:07 AM

Thursday, June 15, 2006

  doppelganger

music blog to check: doppelganger

doppelganger on The Burial Album

# posted by DJ Martian 11:38 PM
  Dabrye interview

BBC collective present a Dabrye interview

# posted by DJ Martian 5:59 PM
  Kultureflash - Headlines from London [No. 168 / 14.06.06]

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 1:38 PM
  Pitchfork discovers RSS !

Pitchfork have finally implemented an official RSS Feed.

Bloggers could use this RSS tool: RSS2GIF to display the latest 10 updates on Pitchfork:



RSS2GIF



There are also some changes to the content management /information design of the Pitchfork website:

Pitchfork: News - each news item now gets a unique permalink. This will be useful for bloggers and users of social bookmarking systems.

Pitchfork: Reviews - a new information design for the reviews page. This is a big improvement on the old system.

Update: Old Pitchfork review URLs will be auto-directed to the new content management system, confirmed on ILM by pitchfork's scott plagenhoef, last couple of weeks' worth of reviews need to be re-directed. that should be completed today.

Other sections:

Pitchfork: Features

Pitchfork: Track Reviews

Pitchfork: Free Downloads

Pitchfork: Best New Music

# posted by DJ Martian 1:05 PM

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

  SUB POP RECORDS sign Dntel

SUB POP RECORDS sign Dntel

# posted by DJ Martian 3:54 PM
  BORKNAGAR Completing Work On Acoustic Album

Blabbermouth.Net report BORKNAGAR Completing Work On Acoustic Album

The album is set to be released during October through Century Media Records worldwide.

# posted by DJ Martian 3:46 PM
  Comets On Fire: new album

Drowned in Sound: Comets On Fire: new album news

Comets On Fire have revealed that their new album, their second for Sub Pop, will be called Avatar.

# posted by DJ Martian 3:26 PM
  Shadowplayers documentary post-punk film

LTM announce Shadowplayers documentary film (2006) at LTM - FACTORY RECORDS & MANCHESTER POST-PUNK 1978-81

LTM are proud to present Shadowplayers, a feature-length documentary (135 minutes) tracing the early history of iconic Manchester record label Factory Records between 1978 and 1981.

SHADOWPLAYERS: detailed content (19 chapters):

1. USE HEARING PROTECTION - The Factory Club, May 1978- April 1980
2. A FACTORY SAMPLE - 2x 7" single (Fac 2) released January 1979, featuring Durutti Column, Cabaret Voltaire, John Dowie and Joy Division
3. FACTORY FOREMEN -Five heterosexual directors: Tony Wilson, Alan Erasmus, Peter Saville, Rob Gretton and Martin Hannett
4. UNKNOWN PLEASURES - Joy Division's debut album (Fact 10) was released in May 1979, produced by Martin Hannett
5. ZERO - Martin Hannett, record producer
6. SITUATIONIST GROUP - Vini Reilly and The Durutti Column housed their first album (Fact 14) in a sandpaper sleeve
7. THE THIN BOYS - The first single by A Certain Ratio, All Night Party (Fac 5), appeared in May 1979. With no drummer
8. LARRY AND VINNY - Section 25 are from Blackpool. Ian Curtis and Rob Gretton produced their first single (Fac 18)
9. GET IN THE VAN - Heads, tales, Cocks and Jokers on the road
10. RUE DE MANCHESTER - Joy Division and Cabaret Voltaire play Plan K, Brussels, 16 October 1979
11. THE RAINBOW - On 4 April 1980 Joy Division played two London venues, The Rainbow and The Moonlight Club
12. FACTORY BENELUX - Friends in Belgium (and Holland)
13. DISORDER - Bury Derby Hall, 8 April 1980
14. IN A LONELY PLACE - 18 May 1980. On the eve of Joy Division's first American tour, Ian Curtis hangs himself at home in Macclesfield
15. BENEATH THE PAVEMENT - New Order debut at The Beach Club, Manchester, on 29 July 1980. U2 go home
16. OF FACTORY AMERICA - New Order and A Certain Ratio in New York, September 1980
17. FUTURISTS - The first New Order album, Movement (Fact 50), was released in November 1981
18. CHOIR BOYS - Schoolboy lyrics and timbales: Vini Reilly and Simon Topping
19. LIKE PUNK NEVER HAPPENED - 1981: new pop, old ways

# posted by DJ Martian 3:23 PM
  VOIVOD: 'Katorz' E-Card

Blabbermouth.Net report VOIVOD: 'Katorz' E-Card Available

# posted by DJ Martian 3:12 PM
  The Woodentops have reformed !

On myspace: The Woodentops have reformed !

New music on the way and a live gig in London in September at the 100 club. [Tipped off via Radio 1's One Music show]

Twenty years on from The Woodentops debut album ! Giant

They are back !

Probably the closest 00s reference point for younger readers is The Notwist circa Neon Golden.

The Woodentops combine acoustic and electronic elements in a highly addictive style.

Info on The Woodentops

# posted by DJ Martian 12:38 AM

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

  Signal to Noise - issue 42 :: summer 2006

New issue of Signal to Noise - the journal of improvised & experimental music - has been published. Tony Conrad is 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 4:16 PM
  flavourpill LONDON - Issue 138

This week's flavourpill LONDON [Issue 138 - 13-19 June, 2006]

# posted by DJ Martian 3:34 PM
  The Foundation Festival 2006

The Foundation Festival - Yet another UK Music festival.

However like Glastonbury and Roskilde it's supporting charities: The Foundation Festival is a new and exciting independently owned music and performing arts festival supporting Oxfam, Shelter and Warchild.

What: The Foundation Festival is an arts and music event which plans to run from 12pm on Saturday the 2nd until 10pm on Sunday 3rd of September.

TFF 2006 is looking to establish a truly independent event playing host to everything from house to hip-hop, jazz to drum n bass, acoustic to electronic, ska to soul along with funk and rare grooves accross six stages and marquees.

[Info]

Where: in the Mendip Hills, Somerset, England

When: September 2nd / 3rd

Line Up @ Foundation Festival > Line Up

What a strange line up ! the esteemed likes of Biosphere and Fennesz matched with throwaway rubbish as Goldie Lookin' Chain and Fun Lovin' Criminals

Babyhead
Biosphere
Coldcut
Digitonal
Distorted Minds
Fennesz
Fun Lovin' Criminals
Goldie Lookin' Chain
Grooverider
Isan
Kosheen
Lethal Bizzle
Mampi Swift
Marcia Blaine Girls
Mixmaster Morris
Monoceros
Nate James
Ochre
Pendulum + MC Verse
Pharaohe Monch
Scratch Perverts
Stanton Warriors
Swami
Sway
Terri Walker
The Egg
Xela V. Deaf Center

[Found via No Rock & Roll Fun]

# posted by DJ Martian 3:12 PM

Monday, June 12, 2006

  BBC Jazz Awards 2006

Nominations for this year's BBC Jazz Awards have been announced.

Press release: International stars line up for BBC Radio Jazz Awards

# posted by DJ Martian 2:20 PM
  This week's Breezeblock Show

Details of this week's Breezeblock show on Radio 1

our boy Dan Bean brings home a special report from the Detriot Music Festival about the filthy Ghetto Tech scene..

Show also includes tracks from:

JME
Envy
Fisson & Kaiser
Carl Craig
Wisp
Sizzla
Geeneus
Black Dog
Dangerdoom
WSO
Andy Stott
Fanny (!)
Mathhead vs Drop The Lime
Sao Paris
and
Paul Morrin vs Spectec

Broadcast 1am - 3am Tuesday: Radio 1 - Mary Ann Hobbs

# posted by DJ Martian 2:10 PM

Sunday, June 11, 2006

  Radio 1 Events - Ibiza Week

Broadcasting schedule announced for Radio 1 - Ibiza Week

From Sunday 6 August until Sunday 13 August we'll be live from the island with shows and live mixes from across Ibiza's club land.

# posted by DJ Martian 4:48 PM
  The Observer Spotlight British Experimental Musicians

The Observer focus of experimental musicians in Britain: Arts features | Come on, feel the noise

Drops of water making music in a giant, rusty funnel in a wood. Scores full of squiggles. A suit that turns your heartbeat into tunes, and a room with walls made of sound. Britain's experimental musicians are as innovative as the YBAs were in the Nineties. We talk to some of the current crop of cutting-edge acts to find out what makes them tick. And clang. And howl

Including Leeds based avant jazz artist Matthew Bourne

# posted by DJ Martian 4:34 PM

Saturday, June 10, 2006

  woxy.com 2006 Modern Rock 500

This year's woxy.com 2006 Modern Rock 500 - most popular track of alltime is:

The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?

# posted by DJ Martian 7:19 PM
  6 Mix - Nick Rhodes

Nick Rhodes presents 6 Mix on 6 Music tomorrow, 8pm - 10pm Slot BST.

Duran Duran's Nick Rhodes offers a special After Dark mix on this week's show.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:48 PM
  Converge Update

Lambgoat report Converge begins recording new album

# posted by DJ Martian 1:21 PM

Friday, June 09, 2006

  Underworld Interview

BBC collective interview Underworld

# posted by DJ Martian 11:21 AM
  The Mars Volta - Amputechture

So, the new The Mars Volta album has a title: Amputechture

The title was leaked via Germany and is debated on this Mars Volta fans forum: Amputechture Origin - The Comatorium Community

Alerted via rateyourmusic.com: The Mars Volta - Amputechture

# posted by DJ Martian 10:38 AM

Thursday, June 08, 2006

  Earplug - Issue 70

Issue 70 of Earplug

June 8-21

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

# posted by DJ Martian 9:37 PM
  Isis + Aereogramme Collaborate

TotalRock.com notify that Isis & Aereogramme are collaborating together on an album:

"'In The Fishtank'is the title of the upcoming collaborative album between Isis and Aereogramme. It's to be released at the end of September."

# posted by DJ Martian 2:52 PM

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

  AUM Fidelity

All About Jazz profile the AUM Fidelity label.

# posted by DJ Martian 10:43 AM
  Kultureflash - Headlines from London [No. 167 / 07.06.06]

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 10:41 AM

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

  flavourpill LONDON - Issue 137

This week's flavourpill LONDON [Issue 137 - 6-12 June, 2006] including:

CD REVIEW: Our Brother the Native, Tooth and Claw

# posted by DJ Martian 4:47 PM
  Top Rated Albums of 2006

Top Rated Albums of 2006 has been updated on rateyourmusic.com [781 Albums are ranked]

Update: Updated Again on Wednesday

The previous Number 1 [Bruce Springsteen - Hammersmith Odeon, London '75] has been removed from 2006 index as it has been reclassified as a reisssue rather than a new release.

In the top 10:

1: Tool - 10,000 Days
2: Agalloch - Ashes Against the Grain
3: Scott Walker - The Drift
9: Kayo Dot - Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue

# posted by DJ Martian 11:40 AM

Monday, June 05, 2006

  MOJO Honours List 2006

6 Music report on the winners of this year's MOJO Awards AKA MOJO Honours List 2006 - [connected with EMAP's Mojo magazine]

There are some rather daft winners ! [Brian May, Jools Holland and Corinne Bailey Rae]

However: Can, Scott Walker, Bert Jansch, David Gilmour and Jesus and Mary Chain pick up awards

The Mojo Best New Act Award
Corinne Bailey Rae [How Bland!]

The Mojo Classic Album Award
Tago Mago by Can

The Mojo Roots Award
Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham

The Mojo Inspiration Award
Buzzcocks

The Mojo Les Paul Award
Brian May

The Mojo Catalogue Release of the Year
Johnny Cash - Legend

The Mojo Vision Award
The Flaming Lips - The Fearless Freaks (High Coin)

The Mojo Merit
Bert Jansch

The Mojo Maverick
The Jesus And Mary Chain

The Mojo Hero
Prince Buster

The Mojo Medal
Jools Holland

The Mojo Songwriter Award
Chrissie Hynde

The Mojo Icon
Scott Walker

The Hall of Fame
Elton John

The Mojo Lifetime Achievement Award
David Gilmour

# posted by DJ Martian 10:18 PM
  Jazz on 3 - Big Satan

Radio 3 - Jazz on 3 - Big Satan - Now on Listen Again

Big Satan

Friday 2 June 2006 23:30-1:00 (Radio 3)

Featuring a live performance by Tim Berne's group, Big Satan, recorded at the Vortex Jazz Club in London. Berne performs alongside his long-time collaborators French guitarist Marc Ducret and drummer Tom Rainey.

The concert features all new music, written specially for Big Satan's recent European tour. Presented by Jez Nelson.

# posted by DJ Martian 2:01 PM
  Paradise Lost join Opeth UK Tour

Bravewords.com PARADISE LOST Confirmed As Openers On Upcoming OPETH UK Tour in November.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:56 PM
  Brecon Jazz festival 2006

This year's Brecon Jazz festival 2006 takes place 11th - 13th August in Brecon, Wales.

Concert programme 2006 includes Polar Bear

Seb Rochford Drums / Pete Wareham Saxophone / Ingrid Laudbrook Saxophone / Tom Herbert Bass / Leafcutter John Electronics

Following the release of their debut album Dim Lit in 2004, ‘Held on The Tips Of Fingers’ Seb Rochford’s Polar Bear has earned a reputation as one of the most creative acts on the UK music scene. Polar Bear's raw-boned, dramatic music mixes jazz with an electronic soundscape and a punk sensibility, underpinned by break-beat and rock rhythms. Combined with their compelling contrapuntal melodies and driving energy it's a sound that has already won them critical acclaim and a devoted audience.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:51 PM
  This Week's Breezeblock - Alex Smoke

Reminder: Alex Smoke is featured on this week's Radio 1 - Mary Anne Hobbs Breezeblock show.

Details including: ALEX SMOKE live at Nuit Sonares Festival in Leon

Broadcast: 1am - 3am June 6th UK BST

# posted by DJ Martian 1:46 PM
  One World - New Folk Music Special

The latest One World show on Radio 1 features:

Folk Tales - characters from the new folk movement spin yarns about the tales that have influenced their songs. Featuring Vashti Bunyan, Wayne from Flaming Lips, Coco Rosie, Silver Jews, 18th Day of May, Jolie Holland and many many more... [Now on Listen Again]

Forthcoming One World Shows:

12 June - Detroit Festival 2006 including Derek May in the mix
19 June - Spleen United in session / Balkan Beats with Felix (Basement Jaxx) and Russ Jones
26 June - Sonar Festival 2006
3 July - Roskilde Festival 2006

# posted by DJ Martian 1:40 PM
  Massive Music News Update

Music news update covering these artists:

Amit, Antimatter, Blut Aus Nord, Can, Dark Tranquillity, Doves, Draconian, Enslaved, Esbjörn Svensson Trio, The Great Depression, Grizzly Bear, Robin Guthrie, Howling Bells, Humcrush, Kerrier District, Nils Petter Molvaer, Mouse on Mars, Opeth, Outputmessage, Radiohead, Red Sparowes, Anthony Rother, Susanna & the Magical Orchestra, Unexpect, Urban Tribe, Van der Graaf Generator

Amit

Commercial Suicide release a new album from drum n bass artist Amit Amit - Never Ending - on June 12th, delayed from May 29th. [Teebee fans would appreciate Amit]

London's Timeout review Amit - Never Ending

godbrain.ch: provide info Amit - Never Ending

Amit, the rising half speed drum'n'bass phenomenon, has finally delivered his first album ‘Never Ending’.

‘Never Ending’ is a whole new dimension for drum'n'bass, stretching the sound to create a uniquely different vibe altogether. Those that think drum'n'bass has said all that it can say should give ‘Never Ending’ all their attention.

Rich with Indian flavours, Amit Komboj reaches all kinds of different influences ranging from dub, techno, rave, traditional Indian music, Joy Division and Arabia. His special sounds concoct an aural smokiness – perfect for clubs and home listening.

Amit has been well known within the drum'n'bass scene for the last couple of years with releases on Commercial Suicide, Metalheadz, Function, and Bingo. He has also worked alongside Bill Laswell, adding his sound to the legendary master's productions.

If you ’re looking for an album to take you on a journey far across your emotions then look no further, there's enough here to kick off a party and at the same time it can be listened to as you drift off into a deep slumber.

Multi levelled music for multi levelled minds.


Antimatter

Blabbermouth.Net report ANTIMATTER Prepare To Record New Album

will enter the studio on June 9 to begin recording their fourth album, "Leaving Eden", tentatively due before the end of the year via The End Records.

Blut Aus Nord

French Avant-Garde black metal band Blut Aus Nord have a new album:

Blut Aus Nord - Metamorphosis Of Realistic Theories
18 September 2006

01. Ruins Of The Genesis Antiparticles
02. Dis-Harmonization Of All Visual Echoes
03. Fusion With The Zero
04. Samsaric Ocean
05. The Meditation Of The Ghost Samadhi
06. Le Cercle De Ceux Qui Pleurent
07. Alienation Of The Orphans

via [Metal Storm who list forthcoming releases in Metal]

Info on Blut Aus Nord

Can

Reminder the final Can albums have been reissued in a remastered format on Spoon Records
Rite Time, Saw Delight, Can and Delay 1968 on The Grey Area of Mute/Spoon on 29th May 2006.

Dark Tranquillity

Blabbermouth.Net report: DARK TRANQUILLITY To Record New Album In October

Doves

Gigwise report Doves Start Work On New Album

Draconian

Swedish gothic doom metal band Draconian will release a new album this year on Napalm Draconian - The Burning Halo

Listen to Draconian on myspace

Enslaved

Blabbermouth.Net report ENSLAVED: 'Path To Vanir' Video Posted Online

also Decibel Magazine Interview Enslaved

Esbjörn Svensson Trio

ACT Music plan to release a new e.s.t. / Esbjörn Svensson Trio album: TUESDAY WONDERLAND - on September 22nd

The Great Depression

Fire Records list a new release date for The Great Depression album: Preaching to the Fire. [This is second time the album has been delayed !]

Released: 7th Aug 06
Preaching to the Fire
Great Depression
follow up album to the US duos acclaimed debut Unconscious Pilot. Soaring atmospherics and killer melodies provide the backbone of what is a very ambitious album after their low-key predecessor. 2 live session tracks are now available online at TotallyRadio.com

Grizzly Bear

Warp artist: Grizzly Bear announce Download an mp3 of "On a Neck, on a Spit," from Grizzly Bear's new album, Yellow House, due out in early September.

Robin Guthrie

Rocket Girl will release the new Robin Guthrie album in the UK:

Robin Guthrie's instrumental album ‘Continental’ will be released on 12th June.

Robin Guthrie has a weblog

Howling Bells

Howling Bells On Tour in the UK this Summer.

Humcrush

From Rune Grammofon: Humcrush: Hornswoggle will be released in the UK on June 19th.

The second album from the duo that is Thomas Strønen (Food) and Ståle Storløkken (Supersilent), now simply calling themselves Humcrush, after the title of their debut from 2004. ”Hornswoggle” is an alltogether more developed, varied and subtle collection of tracks, going from downright funky to abstract grooves from Thomas while Ståle is in his most melodic and atmospheric mood. Comparable to Supersilent´s most structured and accesible moments, this is an excellent addition to the catalogue.

Kerrier District

New Kerrier District album: CAT 183 T/R/CD: Kerrier District - "Kerrier District 2" on Rehlex via SRD

Nils Petter Molvaer

Reminder: Thirsty Ear release a Nils Petter Molvaer compilation album this month.

Thirsty Ear is proud to announce the Blue Series latest addition, Norwegian jazz legend Nils Petter Molvaer (www.nilspettermolvaer.com). Since releasing his first solo album in 1997, Nils Petter Molvaer has won 3 Norwegian Grammys, and the German Record Critics Award, and LA Weekly's Jazz Album of the Year. After focusing on the global market for years, Nils Petter Molvaer is re-entering the American market through Thirsty Ear, with his new album "An American Compilation" scheduled for June, with several albums to follow. Please join us in welcoming Nil's Petter Molvaer to Thirsty Ear's Blue Series.

Mouse on Mars

Mouse on Mars will release a new album on Ipecac in October

Opeth

Blabbermouth.Net: OPETH Announce U.K. Dates

Nov. 05 - Portsmouth, UK @ Pyramid
Nov. 06 - Glasgow, UK @ ABC
Nov. 07 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
Nov. 08 - Manchester, UK @ Academy
Nov. 09 - London, UK @ Roadhouse
Nov. 10 - Birmingham, UK @ Academy
Nov. 11 - Exeter, UK @ Great Hall

Outputmessage

DOTSHOP.SE profile Outputmessage: Nebulae

Like classic Kraftwerk, New Order, or Aphex Twin, each track is hypnotic yet seems danceable before melting into a sonic oblivion.

UK release date June 26th via SRD

Radiohead Top Dutch Music Poll

Radiohead top an alltime Top 100 albums poll in the Netherlands: VPRO 3VOOR12 JOURNALISM: OK Computer van Radiohead is het Allerbeste Album = 1. Radiohead - O.K Computer (1997)

Red Sparowes

Neurot Recordings will release a new album from Red Sparowes titled: Every Red Heart Shines Toward The Red Sun - In September

Neurot Recordings - provide an mp3 from this forthcoming album.

Anthony Rother

German electro artist Anthony Rother has a new album out this month: anthony rother - super space model on the datapunk label

Susanna & the Magical Orchestra

Norway's Susanna & the Magical Orchestra are now on myspace. Expect their 2nd album on August 14th

Unexpect

Canadian Metal band Unexpect provide a news update:

We'll come again after the release of the new album "In a Flesh Aquarium". Talking about that…The End Records told us that the curtains shall now be raised in August.

Listen to Unexpect on myspace.

Unexpect have a unique style, the only reference point I can think of is Danish metal band Mercenary.

Urban Tribe

Ear Rational have details of the return of detroit electro/ techno legends Urban Tribe: Urban Tribe - Authorized Clinical Trials - new album on Rephlex this month. [UK release date June 19th on Rephlex via SRD distribution]

Van der Graaf Generator

Van der Graaf Generator news:
via the latest issue of Mojo magazine

"As a longstanding Van der Graaf Generator fan, last year's album Present and the live reunion gigs were pure manna. Since then Peter Hammill's written that, 'At present there are no plans for any further shows or recordings for this incarnation of Van der Graaf Generator', but stopped short of saying never. Will this great group ever play together again?" - Russell Goff, Liverpool

Fred says: "Good news. We asked a Van der Graaf spokesman, who revealed, 'VdGG are continuing - they're reconvening [in July] with the intention of future live dates and recording.' He added that a live CD from the Royal Festival Hall show of May 6 2005 is being readied for release, as is a live DVD, possibly from a performance in Germany. Release dates to be confirmed!"

# posted by DJ Martian 12:08 AM

Sunday, June 04, 2006

  Shoegazing Spotlight

Motel de Moka spotlights shoegazing artists: Motel de Moka: Shoegazing Part II - variious mp3 links.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:55 PM
  Futuresonic 2006

Info on the Manchester based, electronic music and media arts festival: Futuresonic 2006

Futuresonic 2006
20-23 July, Manchester

Futuresonic, the electronic music and media arts festival, this year celebrates ten years at the forefront of its field.

The 2006 festival takes place over three days traversing music and the arts, involving multiple and often unusual spaces. It takes in headline gigs, breaks musical acts, maps the city, premieres ground breaking technologies, ships in some of the world's most innovative artists and musicians, and gives Manchester a weekend-long urban experience not to forget...

Futuresonic Live is all about the music. It's headlined by the undisputed cover star of minimalism, Christian Fennesz; supported by Warp Records' new supergroup, the amazing Battles; Japanese wunderkind, Toshio Iwai; the scuzzy electro-punk euphoria of Berlin's female duo Cobra Killer; all the leading lights of the nascent dubstep scene combined in one killer showcase, Digital Mystikz, Skream, Kode 9, Plastician; the hottest act around right now, mysterious grime-folk agitators Various Production; and much, much more. Think new music is all about boys and laptops? Think again.

Artist profiles: Futuresonic Live

Other elements of the festival include:

Collaborative Cultures

In 2006 Futuresonic explores the theme of Collaborative Cultures, looking at collaborative cultures and independence movements in art and culture. It was selected as the theme for Futuresonic's 10th anniversary year because it has been a constant interest over the past decade. For this same reason, it is unsurprisingly hard to pin down to just a few artworks. As a result the annual theme takes a different shape this year. Instead of a one-off exhibition or event, it has led to the formation of a new conference strand we hope to be a regular feature of the festival, the Social Technologies Summit. Plus it appears as a thread running through the many different components of the 2006 festival.

# posted by DJ Martian 10:13 AM

Friday, June 02, 2006

  Smalltown Supersound on myspace

Norway's smalltown supersound label are now on myspace. Listen to 3 new tracks

We`ve finally got a Myspace site up and running. Here you can hear a brand new track by Mental Overdrive, a brand new track from Tussle`s upcoming Telescope Mind album as well as Bjorn Torske`s great Ny Lugg track from the 12" of the same name.
via [Smalltown Supersound]

The two tracks from Norway are impressive

Bjørn Torske - percussive, tribal-tech electronic beats

Mental Overdrive - slamming epic electronic-house similar to Leftfield !

# posted by DJ Martian 8:01 PM
  Ariel Pink Interview

The Guardian interview Ariel Pink: 'I make totem pole music'

He can only play three strings of his guitar, hates all things digital, and is regularly booed off stage. Is Ariel Pink for real? Ryan Gilbey finds out

# posted by DJ Martian 2:46 PM
  Venn Festival - Radio Venn

Venn Festival takes place this weekend in Bristol. This is the 3rd Venn festival - it's a specialist festival catering for fans of electronic/ experimental sounds and avant rock music.

Radio Venn will be broadcasting a series of themed programmes connected to the venn festival via the web.

Radio Venn was one of the unexpected festival smashes of the 2005 event, with glowing feedback from a host of addicted listeners on FM radio and via the web. 2006 promises another glorious feast of remote access to special guest DJ slots, radio-plays, broadcast-art and live-gig feeds.
‘Broadcasting for a better YOU' 1pm; Thursday 1st June - 6pm; Sunday 4th June

Back on air to bring you a long weekend of audio medication for self-improvement: sonic treasures, live gig broadcasts, the real news, sound art(efacts), a radio picnic and much more!
Radio Venn is your companion, friend and provocateur.


See website for extensive broadcasting schedule.

Saturday just after midday for dubstep fans:

12.10 Skulldisco Soundsystem
Feel it in your bones as Appleblim opens a portal to the world of Dubstep

Direct link to listen to Radio Venn broadcasting via the [ogg format]

Or Copy / paste into your audio software: http://live1.radiovague.com:8000/venn.ogg

Compatible Software includes newer versions of Winamp.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:22 AM

Thursday, June 01, 2006

  NewMusicBox: A Brief History of Laptop Music

NewMusicBox have a feature on laptop music:

Serial Port: A Brief History of Laptop Music
By Marc Weidenbaum

Spotlights Eight laptop musicians: Taylor Deupree, Fennesz, Kid 606, Monolake, Ikue Mori, Scanner, Carl Stone and Keith Fullerton Whitman.

# posted by DJ Martian 9:02 PM
  The Triffids - Born Sandy Devotional

Domino reissue the classic 1986 album from The Triffids - Born Sandy Devotional in a remastered and expanded format.

On 12 June 2006, 20 years after it’s original release, Domino are to reissue The Triffids classic ‘Born Sandy Devotional’ album. This release signals the start of a Triffids reissue programme which will reach across an 18 month period, and will see the original albums remastered and regularly rereleased with additional music, culminating in a Best Of and Rarities Set in 2007.

Also:

A hardback book written by Bleddyn Butcher about David McComb and The Triffids will be published during this period as well.

Gigwise review The Triffids - Born Sandy Devotional (Domino)

On rateyourmusic.com: The Triffids - Born Sandy Devotional is currently rated the 14th best album of 1986

# posted by DJ Martian 8:58 PM
  Free Fatcat Sampler CD

FatCat Records announce Free Fatcat Sampler CD - Sample 2006


We have produced a FREE Fatcat Sampler CD thats includes all of the artists that we are working with in 2006. Featuring seventeen tracks, it includes loads of music that has yet to be released. The full tracklisting is as follows:


1. Vetiver - 'Been So Long' - From 'To Find Me Gone', FATCD43
2. Blood On The Wall - 'Reunite On Ice' - From 'Awesomer', FATCD48
3. Amandine - 'Wake' - From 'Waiting For The Light To Find Us', CDFAT053
4. Our Brother The Native - 'Apodiforme's - From 'Tooth And Claw', FAT-SP12
5. Animal Collective - 'Fickle Cycle' - From 'Grass', DVD7FAT19
6. The Mutts - 'Intro' / 'Dog On Dog' - From 'I Us We You', CDFAT054
7. The Rank Deluxe - 'Come On' - From 'Doll Queue', 7FAT21
8. Nina Nastasia - 'Bird Of Cuzco' - From 'On Leaving', FATCD47
9. Drowsy - 'When It'll Be Snowing' - From 'Snow On Moss On Stone', FATCD42
10. Tom Brosseau - 'Dark Garage' - From ' Empty Houses Are Lonely', FATCD41
11. Ensemble - 'Summerstorm' - From 'Ensemble', FATCD44
12. Max Richter - 'Leo (Piano Sketch)' - From 'Songs From Before', CD13-04
13. Panda Bear - 'Bros' (Edit) - From 'Bros', 12FAT059
14. The Twilight Sad - 'Untitled' - From 'TBC' CDFAT059
15. Songs Of Green Pheasant - 'Dear Prudence' - From 'Aerial Days', CDFAT058
16. Giddy Motors - 'Early Morning Pipe' - From 'Do Easy', FATCD45
17. Charlottefield - 'Stand Up' - From 'Stand Up', 7FAT20

(The only artist that is missing on the CD is Mum, with whom we have lined up a Peel Session EP to come out later this year).

We will be giving away one of our free samplers with the next 300 orders from the website. So whatever you buy from the European Store you will recieve one of Samplers free of charge.

# posted by DJ Martian 7:50 PM
  2006 Summer Albums

2006 Summer Albums - A selective sequential list of Summer [June, July, August] 2006 albums.

Release dates are subject to change ! and primarily refer to the UK.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:13 AM
  Bloglines / Ask Blogs & Feeds Search

Ask.com / Bloglines have launched a new Blogs & Feeds search engine.

TechCrunch has the info: Finally! Bloglines Blog Search

Ask.com, which owns the most popular stand alone web based feed reader, Bloglines, has just rolled out its long awaited new blog search engine.

Further insights:

SearchEngineWatch: Ask Debuts Blog & Feed Search

Read/WriteWeb: New Ask.com blog search and Bloglines upgrade (but no new UI)

Ask.com claims that its blog search will yield superior results, due to that by now familiar 2.0 term "collective human intelligence". They state:

"Instead of crawling, Ask Blog & Feed Search harnesses the subscription data of hundreds of thousands of real people who use Bloglines, the #1 online feed reader, to create our search index. In the absence of a mature link structure, people provide the best way to discover the freshest, highest quality feeds -- information that isn’t exposed to crawlers. In addition, this “collective human intelligence” provides a natural defense against spam, as people typically do not subscribe to low quality content."

Search Interfaces:

Bloglines | Search

Bloglines | Advanced Search [I am impressed with the User Interface and how fast content is indexed]

Alternative Search Interface:

Ask.com and [Select the Orange RSS Feed Button on the right menu]

This interface includes a save to del.icio.us option.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:05 AM

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