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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

  Music Links Roundup - October 30th/ 31st

some interesting links from the last 2 days:

Drowned in Sound complete their 00s best of feature: Drowned in Sound - News - DiS is 6: Our 66, the top six

Discussion on ILM: Drowned In Sound Top 66 Albums Of This Decade

Mary Anne Hobbs

Radio 1 DJ Mary Anne Hobbs: Independent Online Edition > Media: Mary Anne Hobbs: My life in media

'John Peel taught us how to live this life. Never sell out anything you believe in and you be rewarded with a degree of great happiness'

oh dear Mary Anne Hobbs is reported as being 35 in The Independent, 32 on her myspace profile, but Mary Anne is surely over 40 ;-) Dance News: Intergroove go bust Intergroove one of the big independent dance music distributors in the UK are no longer in operation.

Now on listen again, mixes for Norwegian hipsters Datarock and the Kooky Tori Amos: BBC - 6 Mix Tracklisting

Bat for Lashes

Guardian Unlimited Music provide a marketing focus on Bat for Lashes: As record sales dwindle, indie labels form unlikely alliances with the corporate beasts

Bat for Lashes are about to make it big. At least that's what the critics suggest and it's what the act's music publisher, Chrysalis, is banking on.


Steven Wilson provides a Blackfield update: Steven Wilson Headquarters News

The new Blackfield album, recorded in Tel Aviv and London in the first half of the year, is to be issued in January. Check the band's MySpace site for audio samples and a track listing. The band expect to be touring both Europe and the US to promote the album from late January.


DOTSHOP.SE - Fennesz: Endless Summer - one of the defining experimental albums of the 00s gets remastered !

New edition of "Endless Summer" - the breakthrough album for Christian Fennesz.
Mego (EMEGO035CD)
December 11th, 2006

Luke Haines

Luke Haines releases a new album: Luke What We Have Here this week, info from the distributors: Pinnacle Entertainment

Novembers Doom

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - NOVEMBERS DOOM: New Album Artwork, Release Date, Music Revealed - another album delayed to 2007

Chicago dark metal act NOVEMBERS DOOM has set a February 20, 2007 release date for its new album, "The Novella Reservoir" (The End Records).

# posted by DJ Martian 10:19 PM

Sunday, October 29, 2006

  Music Links: Artists News Update - Sunday October 29th

A-Z update:


Front cover of the upcoming 2007 Aereogramme album:

Aereogramme - My Heart Has A Wish That You Would Not Go

Depeche Mode

Reminder, new single released tomorrow in the UK: Depeche Mode - Martyr

Julian Fane

Julian Fane announces that his new album [Our New Quarters] has been delayed till 2007:

Unfortunately the release date has been delayed once again, this time by several months. Our New Quarters wont be out until next february. Huge thanks to the people who bought it on Bleep. It will probably be available on Bleep for a couple days more before being taken down until February, so this is the last chance to get it before then.


Reminder released tomorrow: isis - in the absence of truth [notice the UK release seems to have a different front cover to the US release!]

Negura Bunget

Negură Bunget - OM album has a UK release date of November 20th.

stunning European progressive black metal, to be ranked alongside Enslaved - this is exactly the type of metal that interests me in 2006. astral, expansive, epic, complex, dynamic, a sense of the superior. Negură Bunget deserve a much wider audience, Opeth, King Crimson and Tool fans will be impressed.

Listen to Negura Bunget on Code666 label webpage on myspace

another track on Negura Bunget @ myspace

Negură Bunget - OM

Conrad Schnitzler

One of the leading lights of 70s german electronic music secene has 2 retrospective compilations available via important records:

Boomkat: conrad schnitzler - trigger trilogy

Boomkat: conrad schnitzler - klavierhelm

The Sisters of Mercy

Those of a similar or older age to myself will remember this album as one of the defining album of the mid 80s:

The Sisters of Mercy - First and Last and Always

tomorrow it is released in remastered and expanded format: The Sisters of Mercy - First and Last and Always

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum



BLABBERMOUTH.NET - SOLEFALD: New Album To Arrive In November

SOLEFALD, the Norwegian avant-garde metal/black metal band consisting of Lars Are "Lazare" Nedland and Cornelius Jakhelln, will release its much-anticipated new album, "Black for Death: An Icelandic Odyssey Part 2", on November 14 (on day earlier internationally) through Season of Mist.

Solefald - Black For Death: An Icelandic Odyssey part II


released tomorrow in the UK: Underworld & Gabriel Yared - Breaking & Entering [Original Sound Track]

Underworld & Gabriel Yared - Breaking & Entering

Andrew Weatherall

New EP, available at Boomkat: andrew weatherall - the bullet catches apprentice

# posted by DJ Martian 11:18 PM

Saturday, October 28, 2006

  Music Links Round Up Update

some links of interest:

DrownedinSound continue with their 00s countdown: Drowned in Sound - Features - DiS is 6! Our 66, part 3

2 electronic music blogs to check:

American Athlete

The ill-ec-tro-nic

sunn o))) interview

BBC collective provide a sunn o))) interview plus live video session plus listen to full tracks


Aereogramme provide a news update

New album confirmed for January 2007, they have also returned to Chemikal Underground record label.

Details: Aereogramme News:

Aereogramme Return To The Fold!!!

Hallelujah. Our hirsute heroes have returned to our nurturing bosom, brandishing an album with a title that would choke a horse and songs that would bring a tear to a glass eye. Snappily entitled “My Heart Has A Wish That You Would Not Go”, Aereogramme’s third full-length album is an ambitious, cinematic and beautiful beast.

Scheduled for release on January 30th, plans are afoot for a microsite to accompany the album and a rather impressive competition to whip Aereogramme fans into an even greater state of heightened excitement.

Dark Tranquillity

Latest studio update: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - DARK TRANQUILLITY: Studio Update

# posted by DJ Martian 2:19 PM

Another social music recommendation site launched this week: iLike™

[that resembles some features of - The Social Music Revolution and MOG - Discover people through music and music through people and MyStrands - Music Recommendations, Playlists, Tags and Community]

iLike is primarily aimed at iTunes and iPod users.

iLike describes it's features:

Discover New Music

Check out what your friends are listening to, browse the libraries of people with similar tastes, and discover free music by new artists based on your own listening habits.

Share and Compare

Share music libraries with your friends, browse and sample their most played songs, and compare your compatibility scores.

Get the iLike Sidebar for iTunes

Auto-organize your iTunes library, share your music tastes with friends, and get music recommendations directly in iTunes. Learn more and download now.


iLike Launches With iTunes Support, MySpace Widgets - Mashable!

iLike beta launch - a review from Duke Listens! : Weblog

Webby’s World » iLike

# posted by DJ Martian 2:01 PM

Friday, October 27, 2006

  The Guardian launches a Music Portal

Launched today: Guardian Unlimited Music

Press Gazette: Guardian launches new music site

The site is edited by Paul MacInnes and will cover all genres of music featuring daily music news, weekly reviews, interviews, a what’s on guide and regular competitions.

It looks inspired from BBC Music website.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:00 PM

Thursday, October 26, 2006

  Earplug - Issue 80

Issue 80 of Earplug

October 26 - November 8

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

# posted by DJ Martian 7:22 PM
  Music Links Round Up: October 25th / 26th AM

DJmag presents their annual poll DJ Magazine's Top 100 DJs 2006 Results [Full details in the new issue of DJ mag now on sale]

Summary available at: DJ Mag Top 100 Results 2006 » - unfortunately it's nearly full of high profile trance and house djs as expected.

Grooves Magazine has relaunched it's website. All content is now free, they have dropped their subscription model.

The Independent interview Midlake

Midlake: Yesterday men

Midlake's music is about a journey into the past, singer Tim Smith tells Nick Hasted

More of the 00s look back @ Drowned in Sound - Features - Our 66: 20 that missed the cut

Our 66 continues properly later this week – in a change to previous advertisements, we’ll be counting down from umber 20 to number seven, leaving us with six truly special records to focus every ounce of our love and attention upon come next week (beginning October 30).

Pitchfork interview Asobi Seksu

Marillion will release a new album Somewhere Else on March 26th 2007, tour details taking shape: | TOUR - Upcoming Tour Dates

Album streams:

Stream the new Converge album:

Stream the new Deftones album:

# posted by DJ Martian 1:35 PM

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

  Music Links Round Up: Tuesday October 24th

Drowned in Sound - News - The Weekly DiScussion: How do you DiScover new music?

[Reminder, DJ Alchemi AKA David Jennings is writing a book on this topic. On going research @ Net, Blogs and Rock'n'Roll]

Top 1000 Albums of 2006 @ has been updated today.

Happening in London: BBC - Electric Proms - Camden, London: 25-29 Oct 2006

Blut Aus Nord

Released this weeek the new album from Blut Aus Nord titled: MoRT [Metamorphosis of Realistic Theories]

Blut aus Nord - Metamorphosis of Realistic Theories

Listen to a new Blut Aus Nord track on

This is mind melting psychedelic music of the highest order, think of an aural liquid blender of

Rock in Opposition ala Univers Zero + Scorn + MBV + doom metal + dark ambient + The Young Gods + Magma

Prediction this album will be in the Top 10 Terrorizer albums come the end of the year !

Nels Cline

All About Jazz interview avant jazzer Nels Cline: Nels Cline: Entering the New Monastery

Fujiya & Miyagi

Pitchfork report Fujiya & Miyagi Already at Work on Next LP


Frank Black has changed his mind [Again]: Pixies To Begin Work On New Album

Tin Hat

PRESS RELEASE Tin Hat to Release Debut Hannibal/Rykodisc Album "The Sad Machinery of Spring" on January 30, 2007

With the release of its first CD for Hannibal/Rykodisc, "The Sad Machinery of Spring," the internationally acclaimed band of genre-leaping musical adventurers known as Tin Hat (formerly Tin Hat Trio) begins a new chapter in its remarkable decade-long career. The album is slated for release on January 30, 2007. Tin Hat will also perform nationally in support of the new album beginning on January 26 at Symphony Space in New York City with additional dates to be announced soon.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:54 PM
  Music Links Round Up: For Monday October 23rd

Reminder: BBC - 6 Music - Events - Peeling Back The Years started on Monday.

Now on Listen Again: BBC - 6 Music - Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone Show features a TWO HOUR STEVE REICH SPECIAL

includes an interesting interview with Steve Reich !

Reviewed by MIC Norway: Iceland Airwaves context:

For the 8th time Reykavik hosts the Iceland Airwaves music festival. What started out as an improvised showcase for Icelandic bands in one of Icelandair’s aircraft hangars – a concept reminiscent of Norway’s by:Larm – has grown into a festival of international content and not least attraction: Reykavik and Iceland represent a paragon of 21st century flexible serenity, a fusion of polar nature, uncompromised national heritage and technological ease. Nowhere is the wielding of the personalized technology –for information and individual expression– more a matter of course than for Icelanders. On invitation from Icelandair MIC took the trip to find out more and witness this year’s special Norwegian feature, which entailed the presenting of three of the currently most exciting Norwegian acts.

New book on krautrock legends Faust: Faust: Stretch Out Time 1970-1975 Faust General : Stretch Out Time: Cancel

Bloc Party

The front cover of Bloc Party's 2007 album: A Weekend in the City [due February 5th] looks dazzling and rather blue:

Bloc Party - A Weekend in the City

Paradise Lost


After the live dates, the group is planning to record their new album in Bradford, Lincolnshire and Canada in late November/December with a release tentatively scheduled for spring 2007.

Smashing Pumpkins

GIGWISE: Smashing Pumpkins Reveal All About New Album - Jimmy Chamberlain speaks about the upcoming 2007 album.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:19 AM

Sunday, October 22, 2006

  Music Links Round Up - Weekend Edition

Round Up of music links from the last few days:

Music selections of the 00s: Drowned in Sound - Features - Our 66: Writers Choice!

Our 66: Writers Choice!

As an aside to our continuing countdown of DiS’s favourite 66 albums of the past six years – i.e. the records that have moulded and inspired DiS over its six-year lifetime; we’re six this month, you know – here we present to you a collection of top sixes from the collection of wonderful individuals we like to call The Team.

From The Guardian a nostalgia trip to the 70s: Guardian Unlimited Arts | | Pilgrims' prog rock

Soft Machine, Caravan, Egg ... the 'Canterbury Scene' spawned some of the 70s' liveliest, most adventurous bands. Jonathan Coe looks back with fondness

Regular Pitchfork column: Pitchfork Feature: The Month In: Grime/Dubstep

The Month In by Martin Clark
By some strange fluke of convergence, autumn 2006 is the moment several long-standing dubsteppers and grime producers have chosen to drop their albums. This month's column is dedicated to an album roundup.

The Observer on Depeche Mode fandom: A La Mode

Turner Prize-winning artist and pop obsessive Jeremy Deller on the strange world of Depeche Mode fans and art, religion and rock

Prolific: erasing clouds this month alone:

100 Musicians Answer the Same 10 Questions instigated by dave heaton
Part sixty-three: Mahogany
Part sixty-four: Big Sandy
Part sixty-five: Johan Angergard (The Legends, Acid House Kings, Club 8)
Part sixty-six: Auburn Lull
Part sixty-seven: Irene
Part sixty-eight: Linda Draper
Part sixty-nine: Jonas Munk of Manual, Causa Sui
Part seventy: Ryan Walsh of Hallelujah the Hills
Part seventy-one: Johan Hedberg of Suburban Kids With Biblical Names
Part seventy-two: Hammock

including: erasing clouds interview: mahogany

Part Sixty-Three: Mahogany (Andrew Prinz, Robert Gerard Pietrusko, and Jason Holmes)

The Dirty 3 curated ATP is taking shape: Drowned in Sound - News - ATP April to be headlined by Nick Cave

The event's curated by The Dirty Three, and acts also confirmed to play include: Grinderman, The Drones, Low, Papa M, Tara Jane O'Neil, Magnolia Electric company, Faun Fables and Brokeback.



Austrian Black Metal legends return !

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - ABIGOR: New Album Preview Available

Animal Collective report that we can expect an Animal Collective album in 2007

Averse Sefira


Black Strobe

How long has it taken Black Strobe to record a debut studio album? 4 years +?

Black Strobe: Flash In Your Pan PLAYLOUDER

Playlouderecording's very own Gallic duo Black Strobe are currently holed up in the shadow of the Trellick Tower recording their debut album, due out next year.

Free Download Now !

Shining Bright Star' is released as a 12" single on November 27th 2006, with production work by Mr Paul Epworth, who's also doing desk duties on the Black Strobe long-player. You can download 'Shining Bright Star' by going here.

Geir Jenssen (aka Biosphere)

DOTSHOP.SE profile Geir Jenssen: Cho Oyu 8201m

Ash International (ASH7.1CD)
November 6th, 2006


Superb news, Norway's Manes start recording a new album. > News: MANES Studio Update Available

Norwegian experimentalists MANES have begun recording their first album for Candlelight Records.


Swedish black metalers Naglfar return in 2007: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - NAGLFAR: New Album Title, Track Listing Revealed - Harvest is the title of the album

Max Richter

BBC collective: max richter 'songs from before' album review and full tracks

Swallow the Sun


Finnish melodic death/doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN have set 'Hope' as the title of their third album, due on February 7, 2007 release via Spinefarm Records.


BLABBERMOUTH.NET - THERION: New Album Title, Artwork Revealed

Sweden's THERION has set 'Gothic Kabbalah' as the title of its new album, due on January 16, 2007 via Nuclear Blast Records.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:11 PM

Friday, October 20, 2006

  Music Links Round Up: October 20th

DJ magazine have a new myspace page. Look at their profile status: divorced. [That will be divorced from Future Publishers ?]

New website for Pig Radio recently relaunched.

internet radio broadcasting from Milan, Italy 24/7: music policy: synth / electronic pop, indietronica, electro-house, dreampop, pitchfork type rock etc [and now and again some NME tripe, 5%? approx 1 in 20 tracks]

mick mercer reviews A LIFE LESS LIVED: The Gothic Box [Rhino]

New website for Kudos Records Ltd - Distribution, aggregation and online record shopping

k-punk interviews Adrian Sherwood THE RETURN OF ON-U-SOUND: Fact Magazine

PostEverything : News confirm:


In the year that saw it celebrate its 50th release it is fitting that Rune Grammofon should be returning to London with three of it’s acclaimed groups.

date: Wednesday 15th November
doors: tba
headline: Supersilent
support: Susanna & The Magical Orchestra + In The Country
night: Rune Grammofon at The London Jazz Festival
admission: £12.50
venue: Cargo, 83 Rivington Street, Kingsland Viaduct, Shoreditch, LONDON, EC2A 3AY



Metal Storm interview Agalloch [from last month]


Metal Storm - Arsis - New Song Posted Online Listen @ arsis


Lambgoat report Botch DVD/CD set for release

Titled "061502," the release will hit stores on December 5th through Hydra Head Records.

Converge > News: New CONVERGE Track Available Online available at


Ultimate Metal interview the reformed Cynic: Cynic - The Legend Reborn - Ultimate Metal Forum


Drowned in Sound - Features - DiS meets Deftones: Deftones: "We’re happy that we’re still experimenting"

The Earlies

News from the Earlies a new album: the Enemy Chorus for early 2007 !

The Earlies new album 'the Enemy Chorus' will be available in the New Year on Names/679. Look out for a series of limited edition vinyl releases from the album in the coming months. In the meantime, visit to hear the first track from the album, 'No love in your Heart'.

Listen @

Howling Bells

GIGWISE report Howling Bells Reschedule Tour Dates for their upcoming UK tour.




Pitchfork interview Mew

Relay profile US space rockers Relay

# posted by DJ Martian 12:24 AM

Thursday, October 19, 2006

  The Wire - November 2006

New issue of The Wire on sale today in the UK. Joanna Newsom is on the front cover.

ON THE COVER: Joanna Newsom - On her new orchestral album Ys, the Californian harper's epic tales have been enhanced by collaborations with Van Dyke Parks, Steve Albini and Jim O'Rourke. By Rob Young [Source: The Wire email]


Joanna Newsom
Lasse Marhaug
Haunted Audio
Christof Kurzmann
Invisible Jukebox: Om
Cross Platform: Mika Taanila
Victor Gama
Tovah Olson

# posted by DJ Martian 3:56 PM

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

  BBC Music Website

A new look BBC Music website has been activated today.

Radio 1 website recently relaunched with a new look.

# posted by DJ Martian 2:20 PM

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

  Music Links Round Up - October 17th

some new interesting music links from the past couple of days:

Drowned in Sound are going to Iceland Airwaves festival and provide a preview: Iceland Airwaves 2006: The DiS preview

One of the first reviews of the new Max Richter album: MAX RICHTER: Songs From Before (130701 / Fat-Cat Records) reviewed by Lives and dramas of a long-distance milkman

All About Jazz interviews Seattle based jazz maverick Skerik: Skerik: Concept is All Anyone Cares About

Dubstep music reaches the UK conservative press, Daily Telegraph: Telegraph | Entertainment | Put a bit of dub in your step

A new form of dance music from Croydon is ready to conquer the world. Gervase de Wilde reports

onwards to 2007:

Explosions in the Sky

Drowned in Sound alert Explosions In The Sky finish new album according to band statement expect a new album February / March

Massive Attack

Side-Line are reporting a release date for the new Massive Attack album: February 2007 release for new Massive Attack album


BLABBERMOUTH.NET: MOONSORROW: New Album Title, Release Date Revealed

Finnish epic/pagan metallers MOONSORROW have set "Viides Luku - Hävitetty" as the title of their new album, due on January 10, 2007 via Spikefarm Records.

Octavia Sperati

BLABBERMOUTH.NET: OCTAVIA SPERATI To Begin Recording New Album Next Weekend

Omnium Gatherum


# posted by DJ Martian 11:37 PM

Monday, October 16, 2006

  Esbjörn Svensson on Courtney Pine's Jazz Crusade

Esbjörn Svensson is a special guest on October 18th on Radio 2 - Courtney Pine's Jazz Crusade

Courtney's special guest is Esbjörn Svensson from Swedish jazz trio, EST.

Context: Esbjörn Svensson Trio - Wikipedia

# posted by DJ Martian 10:34 PM
  Radio 1 - Essential Mix - Trentemoller

The latest Radio 1 - Essential Mix features Trentemoller [Now on Listen Again]

This week it's a sublime two hour mix from one of the hottest producers of the last 2 years. He's the man who remixed Royksopp's 'What Else Is There?', Yoshimoto's 'Du What U Du' and the awesome new rework of Moby's 'Go'. He's Denmark's Anders Trentemoller.

# posted by DJ Martian 10:28 PM

Sunday, October 15, 2006

  Music Links Round Up

A recap of some interesting music links that i have found on the web this past week. [stored @ [djmartian/music]

6 Music have a John Peel themed week: 6 Music - Events - Peeling Back The Years - week commencing October 23rd

Now on listen again: BBC - Radio 1 - Mary Anne Hobbs - Tracklisting Friday 13 October - John Peel Tribute Show including a Mark E. Smith mix

Daily Telegraph on John Peel: Making music just for the love of it - Peel's legacy lives on

John Peel's championing of the underdog functioned as a useful corrective against the pervasive egotism of pop culture, writes Neil McCormick

John Peel was the first DJ on radio 1 to play techno. Gridface on detroit techno: Gridface: Detroit on CD

Detroit on CD
10 Essential Techno Albums for Vinyl-less Listeners

Detroit is the birthplace of techno, but most of its key recordings were DJ-friendly 12-inches on small, independent labels. Finding CD versions of this music can be difficult. There are some nice compilations from Peacefrog, R&S, Submerge, and Tresor, but they do fall out of print. Here are ten historic albums that should still be available in the U.S. or U.K. Get them while you can! report on changes @ London's Xfm radio station: | Radio | Xfm hires Kerrang!'s Adam Uytman as programme director

Feel sorry for the Irish as the NME is launching a weekly NME Ireland magazine: NMEtakes on market leader Hot Press with Irish edition - Media Bulletin

New issue of Dummy magazine is now on sale. I don't understand the need for a quarterly magazine that offers nothing new. [Dummy is run by ex Jockey Slut magazine folk]

The latest issue of ROCK SOUND MAGAZINE: Free CD includes tracks by Isis and Converge

tyke chandler, has updated THE LIST

Towards a different music history: THE LIST [updated 10.14.06] - Rate Your Music context: about the list profile A Beginner’s Guide to Free Jazz

Jazz & Improvised Music Webzine : One Final Note has switched to a blog format.

Why will 2007 rule? - Sound Opinions Message Board - a discussion on anticipated 2007 albums / music .


All About Jazz profile Marilyn Crispell

Soft-spoken and unassuming in person, pianist Marilyn Crispell's modest mien belies her dynamic musical personality, a key force and central voice in modern jazz piano since the early ‘80s.


All Tomorrow's Parties Festival - ATP 2007 - Dirty Three - News

We are very pleased to announce that The Dirty Three are confirmed as the curators for the next edition of All Tomorrow's Parties saga.

The event will take place again at the new location of Butlins in Minehead and the dates for the event are April 27th - 29th 2007. Tickets for The Dirty Three event go on sale at 10am (UK Time) Friday 13th October 2006. report on Grails: Temporary Residence signs Grails - expect a new album in Spring 2007

Feature: Isis are on the front cover of decibel magazine.

Dusted Features [ Listed: Junior Boys + Peter and the Wolf ] - find out the current listening of Junior Boys

Few modern electronic acts are able to create songs with such immediate appeal and warmth without sacrificing substance and envelope-pushing. The Junior Boys broke loose in 2004 with the release of Last Exit (followed by its rerelease on the relatively massive Domino imprint). Their smooth grooves picked up some heft and sallied forth with So This is Goodbye, their recent, and equally tasty/beloved long-player. The second record is also out on Domino, and the Toronto duo are on tour now and probably for awhile.

120 Days @ Rough Trade Shops: 120 Days - 120 Days is Album of the Week - Upfront copies of hot Norwegian band 120 Days debut album that will not get released in the UK until next year

Also: MIC Norway profile 120 Days report Iggy Back With Stooges

Iggy Pop is back with the Stooges recording their first album together for 33 years.

Boomkat interview Max Richter

BBC collective interview Skream from the dubstep scene: skream interview plus exclusive album mix

# posted by DJ Martian 10:04 PM

Friday, October 13, 2006

  Top 1000 Albums of 2006 on

Top 1000 Albums of 2006 on has been updated.

Mastodon - Blood Mountain is the new number 1.

rym chief, Sharifi [notes]

I manually removed the archival Bruce Springsteen album from the 2006 chart.

Also of interest: Top 1000 albums of 2000s

# posted by DJ Martian 11:29 AM
  The Observer Music Monthly edited by Jarvis Cocker

Jarvis Cocker is the guest editor of the The Observer Music Monthly on sale this Sunday with The Observer newspaper

Also Free DVD: [Source: email from The Observer]

# posted by DJ Martian 10:48 AM
  Michael Mayer - Immer 2 Mix CD

Via FE Publicity email, details of the Michael Mayer's Immer 2 Mix Cd

Artist: Michael Mayer/Various Artists

Title: Immer 2

Label: Kompakt

Release Date: 11/07/2006 [November 7th]

Cat #: KOMP 046CD

Tracklisting: (mixed by Michael Mayer)

1 Someone Else - Ploosh (Microcosm)
2 Ian Simmonds - The Dog (Musik Krause)
3 Brooks - Tell somebody about the beat (Soundslike)
4 Frank West - 2nd Booty (Astrolab)
5 Crowdpleaser - 18 years (MGLTD)
6 Justus Köhncke - Advance (Kompakt)
7 Lindstrom - Another Platform Todd Terje Remix (Feedility)
8 The Rice Twins - For Dan (K2)
9 SCSI 9 - Morskaya (Kompakt)
10 Jesse Somfay - Lying in a bed of mist (Archipel)
11 DK7 - Where's the fun Sten Remix (Output)
12 Geiger - Good Evening Supermayer Remix (Firm)


“(MAYER) expertly scouts and attracts the talent, sequences the tracks, and sets the tone for the entire sound” – Pitchfork (Fabric 13 review)

It’s been a long and prosperous road for MICHAEL MAYER since the 2002 release of his mix CD IMMER - proclaimed as a genre-defining moment for minimal house and techno, the praise from fans and the media was nothing short of overwhelming, throwing KOMPAKT’s co-founder and musician into the spotlight as one of the worlds favourite DJ’s and dance music tastemakers.

Since then, MICHAEL MAYER has been a very busy guy and certainly hasn’t ceased to continue to provoke the ears and tastes of thousands. In 2003, he was invited by the esteemed London club FABRIC the mix FABRIC 13. One of the strongest selling FABRIC releases in the series, XLR8R recently proclaimed it as one of the 100 most influential albums of it’s time and PITCHFORK called him “one of the year’s most vital artists, a sort of weatherman who determines which way the wind blows in Berlin, Cologne, and any place where ears are cocked.”. But it was 2004 that proved to be a landmark year for MICHAEL MAYER thanks to the release of his debut solo full-length “TOUCH”. Stating that he “took a very personal approach to this record. I wanted to get as close as possible to the ideal of a techno track”, MAYER succeeded on all aspects and thoroughly translated as a producer the depth and dynamic he’s been able to accomplish as a DJ. He spent the following year relentlessly touring around the globe and inbetween managing to continue his duties as co-A&R for KOMPAKT and manage operations of the company’s distribution wing. Over the past year Michael’s found inspiration in the recording studio where he’s managed to churn out remixes for many, including MISS KITTIN, NATHAN FAKE, DEPECHE MODE and his teenage heroes the PET SHOP BOYS. It’s certain that 2007 will see the emergence of his new project together with SUPERPITCHER aptly named SUPERMAYER.

But let’s get back to what we’re here for…IMMER 2. Following up the fanfare and acclaim surrounding the first IMMER couldn’t have been easy and to say that IMMER 2 has been highly anticipated is truly an understatement. Rolling on with the cliché, the process has been slow but absolutely worth the wait. MICHAEL MAYER took a year to compile the tracklisting that you see and hear now – these tunes are truly integral parts of his DJ sets and hold a strong personal relationship to him. IMMER 2 continues where the first left off, offering a panoramic view of the current scene and a hopeful glimpse into the future. So what separates this mix from the rest of them out there you may ask? MICHAEL MAYER’s mixing abilities add a distinct level of personality and charm that relates to the classic procedure of elevation and drive yet he incomparably transforms dance tunes into song like you’ve never heard. Highlights include the heavenly static intro from up-and-comer SOMEONE ELSE (Foundsound), the Detroit-esque whispers from CROWDPLEASER & ST. PLOMB (Mental Groove Limited), the devastating disco transition that TODD TERJE’s remix of LINDSTROM (Feedelity) brings to drive this mix it’s peak. And of course, SUPERMAYER’s epic remix of the underappreciated GEIGER (Firm).

“For new dance music, the Kompakt label has led the aesthetic pack for the decade so far with it's particular taste, commitment to quality and unifying design. Thanks to numerous US visits, a winning personality and a gamut of high-profile remixes, co-owner Michael Mayer is Kompakt's most accessible star. Immer 2 is the follow-up to Mayer's best-selling mix CD Immer. Mayer's label debut is regarded as one of the best techno mix CDs ever and the sequel will be met with equal acclaim. From the cover of XLR8R to high-society New York dance parties to Coachella 2006, Mayer rocks them all.”

# posted by DJ Martian 9:33 AM
  Uncut magazine - web music news

So Uncut magazine on the web: have developed a music news section.

Primarily focusing on artists that first started their music lives in the 60s / 70s / 80s, with some 90s and 00s coverage.

The latest Uncut news items are also now displayed at the bottom of News section.

# posted by DJ Martian 8:57 AM

Thursday, October 12, 2006

  Earplug - Issue 79

Issue 79 of Earplug

October 12 - 25

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 9:52 PM
  Underworld Live Video Broadcast

Today: Underworld Live | cocoon

Underworld live video broadcast with Sven Vath from the Cocoon Club Frankfurt.

Apparently it's a 3 hours long live video broadcast !

time zones:

10.30pm Germany
9.30pm UK
4.30pm Eastern Time Zone US
1.30pm Pacific Time Zone US

# posted by DJ Martian 9:12 PM

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

  New John Tejada Album

music (for robots) provides a mp3 track: Calculated Time from the forthcoming John Tejada album:

Anyway, this song come off of Tejada's latest full-length album, Cleaning Sounds Is A Filthy Business, which comes out early next month on Tejada's own Palette Recordings.

More info @ RA: Resident Advisor: John Tejada’s Filthy Business

# posted by DJ Martian 11:33 PM
  Pitchfork Feature: Travel Diary: Øyafestivalen

Better late than never, Pitchfork provide an extensive overview of the Øyafestivalen: Pitchfork Feature: Travel Diary: Øyafestivalen - Oslo, Norway; 9-12 August, 2006

# posted by DJ Martian 11:26 PM
  DMA | Digital Music Awards 2006 | Peoples Choice

DMA | Digital Music Awards 2006 | Peoples Choice includes some British based music blogs.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:20 PM
  troubled diva - 1970s albums

troubled diva: My favourite albums of the 1970s. an interesting year-by-year listing of albums.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:16 PM
  The Hype Machine

Business 2.0 magazine spotlights music blogs aggregator portal The Hype Machine: Capturing the buzz

The Hype Machine - and 20-year-old founder Anthony Volodkin - could define the future of more than just music.

website: Today's Blog Music / The Hype Machine

Music blogs ranked: MP3 Blog Top List / The Hype Machine

# posted by DJ Martian 11:12 PM

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

  iLiKETRAiNS sign to Beggars Banquet

GIGWISE report iLiKETRAiNS Pen New Record Deal with Beggars Banquet

Their debut full length album will be released through Beggars next year.

Congratulations to a promising band signing to a high profile label.

# posted by DJ Martian 2:30 PM
  Terrorizer - New Issue

New issue of Terrorizer magazine on sale October 12th. Cradle of Filth are on the front cover.

Feature Highlights:


Fear Candy 34:

#150 - Fear Candy Track Listing

1 -- My Dying Bride -- To Remain Tombless --
2 -- HammerFall -- The Fire Burns Forever --
3 -- Melvins -- Civilised Worm --
4 -- Kylesa -- Between Silence And Sound --
5 -- Blut Aus Nord -- Chapter --
6 -- Incantation -- Lead To Desolation --
7 -- Rhapsody Of Fire -- Silent Dream --
8 -- God Dethroned -- 2014 --
9 -- Belphegor -- Hell's Ambassador --
10 -- Burning Skies -- RKD --
11 -- Abgott -- Experiment In Evil --
12 -- Koldborn -- The Uncanny Valley --
13 -- Archaic -- The Archer --
14 -- Ektomorf -- Outcast --
15 -- Blood Rainbow -- Family --
16 -- King Giant -- Identity --

# posted by DJ Martian 2:10 PM

Monday, October 09, 2006

  DJ Mag For Sale - or facing closure? report DJ Mag For Sale - or face closure

DJ Mag - a leading dance music magazine is up for sale by its publishing company - Future Publishing.

website: DJ Mag

# posted by DJ Martian 12:26 PM
  Interview: Grizzly Bear

Pitchfork interview Grizzly Bear

# posted by DJ Martian 11:50 AM

Sunday, October 08, 2006

  Tim Hecker - Harmony in Ultraviolet

Kranky release a new album from Canadian electronic artist Tim Hecker: Tim Hecker - "Harmony in Ultraviolet" including free mp3 tracks.

Available a week earlier in the UK [October 9th] at Boomkat: Tim Hecker - Harmony in Ultraviolet

Distributed by Southern Records: Tim Hecker - Harmony in Ultraviolet

Stylus interview Tim Hecker

# posted by DJ Martian 11:34 PM
  Spillers Records, Cardiff

Website for Spillers Records, Cardiff - The World's Oldest Music and Record Store.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:15 PM
  Dinosaur Jr. New Album 2007

Billboard report Dinosaur Jr. Delivering New Album, Live DVD including comments from Lou Barlow

New album scheduled for Spring 2007

# posted by DJ Martian 11:08 PM
  Giardini di Mirò

2nd rec label outline their plans for 2007 including a new album from Italian post-rock band Giardini di Mirò

Giardini di Mirò have finished the recordings for their new album “Dividing Opinions”, out in spring 2007. You can already download a song for free on

Official website: Giardini di Mirò

# posted by DJ Martian 11:05 PM
  120 Days Album Review

blogger, Space Blues reviews the new 120 Days album.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:00 PM
  plan b, issue 15: october 2006

New issue of Plan B magazine features a free CD.

Details at boomkat: plan b, issue 15: october 2006

The latest issue of Plan B comes rolling off the press with a cover mount CD this month, featuring music from the likes of Sonic Youth, Black Dice, The Gossip, A Hawk And A Hacksaw, Electrelane, Magnetic Fields, Animal Collective, Final Fantasy, Ellen Allien and Apparat, Chicks On Speed, Dirty Three, Love Is ALL and Liars.

# posted by DJ Martian 10:56 PM
  Trentemøller - The Last Resort

almost cool highly rates: Trentemøller - The Last Resort

Let me say that unless something amazing comes along in the next couple months, it is very unlikely that you will hear a better dancefloor album this year than The Last Resort.

Also this album got a 5 star review in DJ mag.

Ltd edition of the album available at Boomkat: TRENTEMOLLER - The Last Resort (Limited Edition)

# posted by DJ Martian 10:52 PM
  Smallfish Records

In beta a new website for Smallfish Records - selling the latest electronic / experimental music.

# posted by DJ Martian 10:44 PM
  Top Compilations of 2006 - Rate Your Music

Top Compilations of 2006 @

# posted by DJ Martian 10:36 PM
  Interview: Nils Petter Molvaer

All About Jazz interview Nils Petter Molvaer Nils Petter Molvaer: Skeletons, Samples and Fish Fillets

# posted by DJ Martian 10:33 PM

Saturday, October 07, 2006

  The Guardian on Obscure Albums

The Guardian: Music's secret weapons

"Everyone has their special album: the one nobody else has heard of, the one to bring out when you want to amaze people. We asked 49 musicians, producers and writers to tell us about their records to be reckoned with. Pick the 50th and you could win £500 worth of music "

# posted by DJ Martian 2:12 PM

Friday, October 06, 2006

  Stylus: Top Ten Prog Bands That Secretly Rule

Stylus Magazine shine the spotlight on progressive rock: Top Ten Prog Bands That Secretly Rule

# posted by DJ Martian 9:21 PM
  Apse - Spirit

DOTSHOP.SE profile Apse - Spirit [Apse are a US band with a similar electronic-rock sound to 120 Days]

Acuarela Discos (NOIS1063CD)
Release Date: November 27th, 2006

APSE consist of five lads from the East Coast who have been playing together – with slight changes in line-up – during the last 7 years, creating one of the most serious and inspired sounds of today: the nerve of slowcore, bits of post-rock dynamics and avant-garde perceptions; beauty, darkness and tension. They showcase a solid, potent and mature musical sense with influences spanning classical compositions, Slint, Joy Division-New Order, and The Cure – to the first Sonic Youth noise adventures, ambient music and a wide range of post-punk.


Upon listening to the record, none of the band's influences are immediately clear. Spirit absorbs the listener in rough, bold percussion and dark, churning basslines, arguably referencing The Liars' 2006 Drum's Not Dead or the locking cyclical rhythm of early Echo And The Bunnymen. Over a hard-hitting bass-and-drum core, ethereal guitars, haunting vocals, and quiet synths nod to the Cure's Pornography, Disintegration, or B-Sides from Radiohead's Kid A.

Listen to Apse on myspace

Dark, atmospheric rock, with an emphasis on rhythm. Themes that address issues of control, in relationship to interpersonal circumstances / spiritual entities that surround us. Damaged pop, pounding percussion, reverberated drones.

Apse on wikipedia

Official website: Apse

# posted by DJ Martian 1:16 AM
  Moebius - Nurton

There is a new album from Moebius titled Nurton released this month on the Blue Pole label.

[Reminder, who is Moebius @ Discogs] Moebius - Nurton - Album Review: Moebius - Nurton

Moebius has created the complex electro-sound-mood companion to Brian Eno-David Byrne’s ‘My Life in the Bush of Ghosts’. Yup, that’s about right.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:37 AM
  120 Days - 120 Days

Norwegian blogger, knut @ Eardrums reviews: 120 Days - 120 Days

All in all, the debut from 120 days is an album that will stand as one of the best of 2006. It will get noticed, definitely.

Americans can pre-order the album @ insound 120 Days [released next week on Vice]

Brits can get the US Vice import of the 120 Days Album at a reasonable price @ Amazon UK [the album is likely to get a full UK / European in 2007]

Pitchfork list 120 Days tour dates

10-14 Tromso, Norway - Kulturhuset
10-17 London, England - Madam Jo-Jos
10-20 Reykjavik, Iceland - Iceland Airwaves Festival
10-26 Toronto, Ontario - El Mocambo
10-27 Montreal, Quebec - TBA
10-28 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church *
10-29 Washington, DC - Black Cat
10-31 Boston, MA - TBA
11-01 New York, NY - KEXP Live Broadcast
11-01 New York, NY - Cakeshop (Vice CMJ afterparty) #
11-02 New York, NY - Fader House (CMJ)
11-02 New York, NY - Sin-E (Vice CMJ showcase)
11-04 Chicago, IL - Subterranean
11-05 Minneapolis - 7th Street Entry
11-08 Seattle - Chop Suey
11-09 Portland, OR - Holocene
11-10 San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine $
11-12 Los Angeles, CA - TBA
11-13 Los Angeles, CA - Spaceland
11-17 Oslo, Norway - Bla
12-01 Bergen, Norway - Hulen
12-02 Stavanger, Norway - Checkpoint

Myspace: 120 Days

# posted by DJ Martian 12:28 AM

Thursday, October 05, 2006

  Top 200 albums based on djmartian's friend list - Rate Your Music continues to innovative with new features, recently they introduced a top 200 albums list feature based on your friends [public, also only displayed on your profile if mutual linked] & favorites [set as private] - i.e other users

I have over 100+ favourites, these are mainly users that have caught my interest from their lists / reviews / ratings / with some similar music interests or who i know from elsewhere on the internet e.g blogs or ILM etc.

The demographics range from some smart teenagers, to 20somethings, and to people of a similar age to myself i.e 30somethings and finally there are some over 40s. Location wise a combination of Americans, Canadians, Australians, Brits and some other European countries [e.g Dutch, Norwegian, Poles, Germans, Belgians.]

What's interesting if you add a new friend / favorite rym user [that has album ratings] then the top 200 will auto adjust immediately. So I will continue to add in favorites in the future and see how the top 200 develops.

Top 200 albums based on djmartian's friend list - Rate Your Music

So these are the current top 200 albums: [not bad for a sample just over 100 people, both in terms of quality and diversity of music represented.]

However there a few odd selections from artists i just don't appreciate e.g Magnetic Fields.

Under represented: 1980s & electronic music - may be i need to find some rym users with these music interests to counter balance the love of bob dylan and the 90s/00s Magnet magazine & Pitchfork approved artists [Magnetic Fields, Pavement, The Shins, Modest Mouse, Built to Spill] etc that don't interest me.

1 The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady Charles Mingus

2 Blonde on Blonde Bob Dylan

3 Spirit of Eden Talk Talk

4 Pink Moon Nick Drake

5 The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars David Bowie

6 Abbey Road The Beatles

7 Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven Godspeed You Black Emperor!

8 Marquee Moon Television

9 Loveless My Bloody Valentine

10 Slow Riot for New Zerø Kanada Godspeed You Black Emperor!

11 OK Computer Radiohead

12 The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground

13 Kid A Radiohead

14 Unknown Pleasures Joy Division

15 Five Leaves Left Nick Drake

16 Laughing Stock Talk Talk

17 Daydream Nation Sonic Youth

18 Blood on the Tracks Bob Dylan

19 Doolittle Pixies

20 Spiderland Slint

21 In the Court of the Crimson King King Crimson

22 Ænima Tool

23 Bringing It All Back Home Bob Dylan

24 Innervisions Stevie Wonder

25 Red King Crimson

26 Bitches Brew Miles Davis

27 Ágætis Byrjun Sigur Rós

28 The Doors The Doors

29 Disintegration The Cure

30 Highway 61 Revisited Bob Dylan

31 Still Life Opeth

32 Rain Dogs Tom Waits

33 In the Aeroplane Over the Sea Neutral Milk Hotel

34 Violator Depeche Mode

35 Sign 'O' the Times Prince

36 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway Genesis

37 Hunky Dory David Bowie

38 I See a Darkness Bonnie "Prince" Billy

39 Pet Sounds The Beach Boys

40 Surfer Rosa Pixies

41 Revolver The Beatles

42 Endtroducing... DJ Shadow

43 The Stone Roses The Stone Roses

44 Remain in Light Talking Heads

45 Who's Next The Who

46 Larks' Tongues in Aspic King Crimson

47 Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere Neil Young

48 What's Going On Marvin Gaye

49 Songs of Leonard Cohen Leonard Cohen

50 The Queen Is Dead The Smiths

51 Bryter Layter Nick Drake

52 69 Love Songs The Magnetic Fields

53 Closer Joy Division

54 Led Zeppelin [IV] Led Zeppelin

55 My Aim Is True Elvis Costello

56 Blade Runner Vangelis

57 Dummy Portishead

58 Hot Rats Frank Zappa

59 The Beatles [White Album] The Beatles

60 The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground

61 Swordfishtrombones Tom Waits

62 Saxophone Colossus Sonny Rollins

63 Sister Sonic Youth

64 Low David Bowie

65 Hex Bark Psychosis

66 Leaving Your Body Map Maudlin of the Well

67 Emperor Tomato Ketchup Stereolab

68 Kind of Blue Miles Davis

69 Out to Lunch Eric Dolphy

70 Histoire de Melody Nelson Serge Gainsbourg

71 Purple Rain Prince

72 Ashes Against the Grain Agalloch

73 Young Team Mogwai

74 I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One Yo La Tengo

75 The Soft Bulletin The Flaming Lips

76 Songs in the Key of Life Stevie Wonder

77 The Bends Radiohead

78 Electric Ladyland Jimi Hendrix

79 Moondance Van Morrison

80 Different Class Pulp

81 In a Silent Way Miles Davis

82 Beggars Banquet The Rolling Stones

83 Rust Never Sleeps Neil Young

84 Odelay Beck

85 Millions Now Living Will Never Die Tortoise

86 Spiritual Unity Albert Ayler

87 Pink Flag Wire

88 After the Gold Rush Neil Young

89 Head Hunters Herbie Hancock

90 My Arms, Your Hearse Opeth

91 London Calling The Clash

92 Rock Bottom Robert Wyatt

93 Bergtatt Ulver

94 Psychocandy The Jesus and Mary Chain

95 Damnation Opeth

96 The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society The Kinks

97 Small Change Tom Waits

98 Chairs Missing Wire

99 The Shape of Jazz to Come Ornette Coleman

100 Slanted & Enchanted Pavement

101 California Mr. Bungle

102 Perfect from Now On Built to Spill

103 The Glow Pt. 2 The Microphones

104 TNT Tortoise

105 White Light/White Heat The Velvet Underground

106 Neon Golden The Notwist

107 Animals Pink Floyd

108 Permutation Amon Tobin

109 A Love Supreme John Coltrane

110 Selling England by the Pound Genesis

111 Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd

112 Foxtrot Genesis

113 Giant Steps John Coltrane

114 Astral Weeks Van Morrison

115 Another Green World Brian Eno

116 154 Wire

117 Angel Dust Faith No More

118 Rubber Soul The Beatles

119 To Bring You My Love PJ Harvey

120 Choirs of the Eye Kayo Dot

121 On the Beach Neil Young

122 Let It Bleed The Rolling Stones

123 Axis: Bold as Love Jimi Hendrix

124 Supermodified Amon Tobin

125 Panopticon Isis

126 The Piper at the Gates of Dawn Pink Floyd

127 Maxinquaye Tricky

128 Close to the Edge Yes

129 It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back Public Enemy

130 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band The Beatles

131 The Colour of Spring Talk Talk

132 The Smiths The Smiths

133 Led Zeppelin II Led Zeppelin

134 Empyrean Isles Herbie Hancock

135 Pakistani Pomade Alexander von Schlippenbach

136 Funeral Arcade Fire

137 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan Bob Dylan

138 In Absentia Porcupine Tree

139 Paranoid Black Sabbath

140 Music Has the Right to Children Boards of Canada

141 Sticky Fingers The Rolling Stones

142 Forever Changes Love

143 The Mantle Agalloch

144 Murmur R.E.M.

145 Skylarking XTC

146 Tindersticks Tindersticks

147 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Wilco

148 Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain Pavement

149 Fragile Yes

150 Time Out Dave Brubeck Quartet

151 Blue Joni Mitchell

152 Selected Ambient Works 85-92 Aphex Twin

153 The Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd

154 Amnesiac Radiohead

155 Neu! Neu!

156 ( ) Sigur Rós

157 Master of Puppets Metallica

158 Louder Than Bombs The Smiths

159 Double Nickels on the Dime Minutemen

160 The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place Explosions in the Sky

161 3 Feet High and Rising De La Soul

162 Endless Summer Fennesz

163 Perdition City Ulver

164 He Has Left Us Alone but Shafts of Light Sometimes Grace the Corner of Our Rooms A Silver Mt. Zion

165 Either/Or Elliott Smith

166 Here Come the Warm Jets Brian Eno

167 Mark Hollis Mark Hollis

168 Are You Experienced [GBR] Jimi Hendrix

169 Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space Spiritualized

170 The Moon & Antarctica Modest Mouse

171 Future Days Can

172 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes

173 Odessey & Oracle The Zombies

174 Grace Jeff Buckley

175 Crazy Rhythms The Feelies

176 Mezzanine Massive Attack

177 Getz / Gilberto Stan Getz & João Gilberto

178 Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots The Flaming Lips

179 Led Zeppelin III Led Zeppelin

180 New York Dolls New York Dolls

181 Red House Painters (Rollercoaster) Red House Painters

182 Alien Lanes Guided by Voices

183 Déjà Vu Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

184 Blackwater Park Opeth

185 Money Jungle Duke Ellington

186 Super Fly [OST] Curtis Mayfield

187 Mi Media Naranja Labradford

188 Souvlaki Slowdive

189 Oh, Inverted World The Shins

190 Lightbulb Sun Porcupine Tree

191 This Year's Model Elvis Costello

192 Maiden Voyage Herbie Hancock

193 Court and Spark Joni Mitchell

194 Waltz for Debby Bill Evans [pianist]

195 Moanin' Art Blakey

196 Speak No Evil Wayne Shorter

197 Magical Mystery Tour The Beatles

198 Exile on Main Street The Rolling Stones

199 Harvest Neil Young

200 First Utterance Comus

# posted by DJ Martian 12:29 AM

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

  New Fennesz 2007 Album

Touch list their intentions for 2007, including a new Fennesz album

Spring 2007

New albums from Fennesz | KKNull | Oren Ambarchi | Stephan Mathieu | Jean-Paul Dessy | Touch 25 Live

No further info on Fennesz website at the mo

# posted by DJ Martian 6:49 PM
  Uncut - New Issue

New issue of Uncut unfortunately features the horrible Oasis on the front cover.

The Playlist CD

Our free Playlist CD has tracks from Bright Eyes, Townes Van Zandt, Echo & The Bunnymen, Tilly & the Wall, Mansun, Albert Hammond Jr, mercury Rev and The Gothic Arches.


I don't like this popular 90s conservative music direction that Uncut are taking, last month Nirvana, now this month Oasis. It's lazy journalism, please try harder Allan Jones & co.

# posted by DJ Martian 2:29 PM

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

  Mahogany - Connectivity!

Mahogany will finally release their much anticipated album Connectivity! next week.

As Minimal Robot states:

This near-mythical album has been delayed for so long I can hardly believe I'm typing this, but the new Mahogany CD is now actually ready to order from Darla. If a perfect blend of shoegaze, Factory, and electronics sounds good to you, then don't hesitate to check this out. This album is going to give the new Junior Boys some album-of-the-year competition.

Listen to Mahogany on myspace

Mahogany - Connectivity!

2 reviews so far:

Opus // Music Reviews // Mahogany - Connectivity!

Autopia Music: Mahogany - Connectivity!

# posted by DJ Martian 1:35 PM
  New Vandermark 5 Album

Atavistic release a new Vandermark 5 album this month: Vandermark 5 - A Discontinuous Line

reviewed @ All About Jazz: The Vandermark 5 | A Discontinuous Line

# posted by DJ Martian 1:19 PM
  Woods of Ypres: New Album now due early 2007

Canadian atmospheric metal band Woods of Ypres provide a news update:

The new full length album -
"Woods 3: The Deepest Roots and Darkest Blues"
Over 70 minutes of new black and doom!!!

Coming Winter 2007.

So that's either January or February

myspace blog: Recording Update for Woods 3

# posted by DJ Martian 12:50 PM

Monday, October 02, 2006

  Bjørn Torske

Listen to a new Bjørn Torske track Kokt Kveite on myspace:

The track has an addictive dubby cinematic sound.

Smalltown Supersound reported last month: new Bjørn Torske album Feil Knapp due January 12th 2007

Yes! Bjørn Torske returns with a killer album titled "Feil Knapp" (Wrong Button in Norwegian) the 12th of January 2007. We have just heard the album and it rocks! Filled with typical Torske dub, some quirky electronica, some disco, some weirdness. But so melodic. So wonderful. And so Bjorn Torske! Fans of his other great albums "Nedi Myra" and "Trøbbel" will love this one. The 22nd of January we will release another 12" titled "Kokt Kveite". Before this Torske will tour Japan (see live dates). And in 2007 there will be lots of touring. More info soon.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:30 PM
  London Jazz Festival 2006 - BBC Website

BBC Radio 3 have a website for London Jazz Festival 2006

Firmly established as a major event in the UK's cultural calendar, the London Jazz Festival continues to push the envelope. In the weeks leading up to the festival we'll be bringing you our pick of the gigs, plus exclusive competitions and news of Radio 3's festival coverage.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:42 PM
  Interview: TV on the Radio

Pitchfork interview: TV on the Radio

# posted by DJ Martian 1:40 PM
  The Guardian on UK Independent Record Shops

The Guardian spotlight the best UK independent record shops: Plastic fantastic

Megastores, internet shopping and downloading have been a disaster for Britain's independent record shops. Many have been forced to close - but not all. Here Laura Barton picks 20 of the best, and finds out what makes them so special to their diehard fans

Guardian Unlimited: Culture Vulture: blog Top of the shops: tell us your favourite record stores

# posted by DJ Martian 1:38 PM

Sunday, October 01, 2006

  Radio 1 - Rob da Bank

Radio 1's Rob da Bank show moves to a new slot: 12midnight [Sunday] - 2am [Monday]

Coming up:

1st October - Nina Nastasia
8th October - Kids In Tracksuits
15th October - Metric
22nd October - Brightblack Morning Light
29th October - Blood On The Wall

# posted by DJ Martian 8:37 PM
  Beck Day - 6 Music - Monday October 2nd

Tomorrow on 6 Music is Beck Day

PHILL JUPITUS 0700 - 1000
Phill has Stevie Chick in to review Beck's new album

GIDEON COE 1000 - 1300
Gid has session tracks from Beck's 6 Music session

NEMONE 1300 - 1600
Nemone has a Beck 'mellow' GOLD DISC to giveaway plus a vote for the ultimate Beck track

STEVE LAMACQ 1600 - 1900
Steve interviews Beck

TOM ROBINSON 1900 - 2130
Tom has more tracks from Beck's 6 Music session.

Beck's concert from Brixton Academy 1996

Throughout the day on Monday we'll be playing album tracks from The Information

# posted by DJ Martian 8:33 PM
  Frantic Bleep

Latest news from Frantic Bleep

Album update! - Sept. 30, 2006
The band is currently working on the follow-up to the critically acclaimed The Sense Apparatus album. The band is aiming to finish the record around New Year. They will enter the studio in a few weeks to finish some guitar overdubs; the bass tracks will be recorded soon after. They will also start working on pre-producing the vocals.

The yet untitled album will have eight tracks, and will be approximately 40 minutes long.

# posted by DJ Martian 2:14 PM

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Rock Music: art-rock/ avant-prog/ avant rock, electro-rock/ epic alt-rock, experimental rock, jazz-rock, kraut rock/ math rock/ post-hardcore/ post-rock/ space-rock, darkwave/ gothic/ ethereal, dark metal, hardcore/ metalcore/ noisecore, post punk and shoegazer/dream pop sounds.
Other Orbits: Kozmigroov, avant / free jazz, dub, modern composition, improvised music and many other hybrids and musical mutations.

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Portal: DJ Martian: Music of the 00s Portal 00s Music Links

2005 Music: 2005 Albums - DJ Martian RYM 2005 New RYM Top 1000 Albums 2005 a2005 b2005 m2005 users 2005 Lists
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2006 Albums: 2006 Albums - DJ Martian 2006 Summer Albums 2006 Autumn Albums 2006 Music: a2006 b2006 m2006 r2006
2007 Albums: 2007 Albums - DJ Martian 2007 Summer Albums 2007 Autumn Albums
2007 Music RYM Top Albums 2007 RYM 2007 New users 2007 Lists 2007 Album Reviews: a2007 Music 2007: b2007 m2007 Release Info 2007: r2007
2008 Albums: 2008 Albums - DJ Martian 2008 Additions 2008 Spring Albums 2008 Summer Albums
2008 Music RYM Top Albums 2008 RYM 2008 New users 2008 Lists 2008 Album Reviews: a2008 Music 2008: b2008 m2008 Release Info 2008: r2008

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

2009 Albums: 2009 Albums - DJ Martian - 2009 Music Lists
2009 Music RYM Top Albums 2009 - RYM 2009 New - users 2009 Lists
2009 Album Reviews: a2009 Music 2009: b2009 m2009 Release Info 2009: r2009

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


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


New & Forthcoming Music - Listings [More Links: bookmarks tagged: forthcoming
AOTY - Upcoming Album Releases Upcoming Releases | Consequence of Sound The 405 - Album Release Schedule Upcoming Album Releases - Metacritic This is Corrosion Upcoming Jazz Release Center
Metal: Metal Storm - Upcoming Releases

UK Music Distributors: Cargo Kudos Shellshock Southern
UK Online Music Stores: Coming Soon/ Pre-Orders Boomkat Norman Records: Pre-ordering
US Online Music Stores: Coming Soon/ Pre-Orders Darla Forced Exposure Insound Siren Disc Future Releases

New Releases/ This Week [UK Music Stores] Boomkat Juno Records The Norman Records Weekly Update Piccadilly Records Rough Trade
New Releases/ This Week [US Music Stores] Aquarius Records Darla - New This Week Dusty Groove EAR/ Rational Music Forced Exposure Insound Midheaven - New Releases Other Music Other Music - New Release Updates Stinkweeds

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


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

Music Discussion: ILM Links: Tag: Music Discussion

Music Discussion: Diverse/Eclectic: ILM Rate Your Music - General UK Based General/Rock: MOJO Message Boards Rock Lists: Acclaimed Music Forums Ambient/ Berlin School of EM/ Space Music: Hypnos Forum Avant: Bagatellen Dubstep: Dubstep Forum Electronic: Dissensus We Are The Music Makers Forums Jazz: All About Jazz Bulletin Board Jungle/ Drum N Bass: DOA: Dogs on Acid Metal: .: Metal Storm - Forum Ultimate Metal Forum Progressive Rock: Progressive Ears * Progressive Rock Forum Shoegaze: shoegaze forum

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

Radio: UK: Radioplayer | UK radio in one place. Amazing Radio Chart « Amazing Radio Playlist « Amazing Radio Schedule « Amazing Radio DeadAir128 dirtyradio | music worth hearing Fluid Radio - Experimental Frequencies Jazz FM NTS RADIO Rinse FM Radio Magnetic Resonance104.4fm TotalRock Radio XFM London Ireland: RTÉ 2fm TX FM Radio Player Italy: Listen « PIG Radio USA: Cathedral 13 Links: Radionomy SHOUTcast Radio

Ambient Ambient Visions Star's End
Drum n Bass DOA: Dogs on Acid Drum&BassArena Kmag
Electro / House / Techno DJ Mag hyponik Mixmag RA Resident Advisor XLR8R
Electronic Igloo textura
Experimental: a closer listen | A home for instrumental and experimental music. Avant Music News Brainwashed Cyclic Defrost Freq Headphone Commute Heathen Harvest 2.1 | Illuminating the Post-Industrial Underground Paris Transatlantic Sound and Music | We are sound The Squid's Ear Terrascope Online The Wire
Gothic: net goth org UK
Industrial / Synth Pop: Release Music Magazine Side-Line
Jazz: All About Jazz: News All About Jazz Dalston Sound | A music blog Free Jazz The Jazz Mann JJA News » Insights and updates from the Jazz Journalists Association Jazzwise Magazine LondonJazz Polish-Jazz BBC Radio 3 - Jazz on 3 Jazz Music Archives Crazy Jazz
Metal: Apeshit Blabbermouth BW & BK Decibel Magazine INVISIBLE ORANGES - THE METAL BLOG: MetalBite Metal Hammer The Metal Observer Metal Storm MetalSucks Terrorizer
Music Reviews - Metal Chronicles of Chaos Metal Invader Metal Reviews Metal Storm - Reviews

Canada Based Music Websites Cokemachineglow .
Ireland The Last Mixed Tape Nialler9 State Magazine
Other European Based Music Websites: Chain D.L.K. Cool Music Central KindaMuzik Musique Machine
Scandinavian Music: It's a trap! Music Norway EN Nö MUSIC

London Centric: Delta 9 hyponik Prog rock and avant-garde gigs in London Promoters: Eat Your Own Ears ICA London Musicians Collective Lumin no.signal

UK Based Music Websites: The Afterword - Barcode - Bearded Magazine - Clash Music - CMU Daily - Music | Dazed - DIY - Drowned in Sound - Dummy - Echoes And Dust - FACT magazine: - GIGWISE - The Guardian - Music - Guardian blog - music - The Independent | Music - Kerrang! - themilkfactory - Louder Than War - MOJO - MusicOMH - Music Tank - Music Week - No Ripcord - Record of the Day - - SoundsXP - SUBBA CULTCHA - TLOBF.COM - Uncut - Xfm
NME.COM NME.COM NME Blogs NME New Music NME.COM - Magazine

US Based Music Websites The A.V. Club - Music * - Alternative Music * babysue * Billboard * brooklynvegan * | new music first * * Delusions of Adequacy * Drawer B * Dusted * dusted in exile * Evilsponge * Glide Magazine * Ink19 * Magnet Magazine * Pitchfork * Best New Music | Pitchfork * PopMatters * Prefix * * ReGen Magazine * Scene Point Blank * Silent Uproar * Spin * Sputnikmusic * Stereogum * Tiny Mix Tapes * Under the Radar * URB Magazine

Music Reference: All Music Discogs Fast 'n' Bulbous Metacritic Perfect Sound Forever Rockdetector Rocklist.Net RYM Satan Stole My Teddy Bear Scaruffi
ILXOR: ilXor Group Page - ILM Freaky Trigger

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