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Thursday, November 30, 2006

  Synth Pop: Whatever happened to the future?

Interesting debate: Guardian Unlimited: Arts blog - music: Whatever happened to the future?

After synth-pop in the 80s and techno in the 90s, will there ever be a technology-driven musical revolution again?

Simon Reynolds also on futuristic/futuroid

Reminder, Tonight: BBC - 6 Music - events: Top Ten Synth Riffs

19.00 and 20.00 with Andy McClusky from OMD tonight on 6 Music.

# posted by DJ Martian 6:43 PM
  Jazzwise - Albums of the Year 2006

\\ Jazzwise Magazine \\ the UK's leading jazz magazine have announced JAZZWISE ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2006

New Releases Top 10
1 Branford Marsalis Braggtown Marsalis Music
2 Soweto Kinch A Life In The Day Of B19 Dune
3 EST Tuesday Wonderland ACT
4 Tomasz Stanko Lontano ECM
5 The Bennie Maupin Ensemble Penumbra Cryptogramophone
6 Finn Peters Su-Ling Babel
7 Joe Lovano Streams of Expression Blue Note
8= Kenny Garrett Beyond the Wall Nonesuch
8= Andrew Hill Time Lines Blue Note
10 John McLaughlin Industrial Zen Verve

Reissues & Archive Top 10
1 Miles Davis Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions Prestige
2 Weather Report Forecast Tomorrow Columbia Legacy
3 Miles Davis The Cellar Door Sessions 1970 Sony/BMG
4 Gil Evans Complete Pacific Jazz Sessions Blue Note
5 Mike Westbrook Citadel/Room 315 BGO
6 John Coltrane Fearless Leader Prestige
7= Thelonious Monk/John Coltrane Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings Riverside
7= Steve Reich Phases Nonesuch
8= Ray Charles Pure Genius Rhino/Atlantic
8= Jelly Roll Morton Complete Library of Congress Recordings Rounder

Individual writers lists in the new issue of Jazzwise now on sale.

# posted by DJ Martian 5:14 PM

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

  Music Links Roundup - November 29th [2006 Lists]

As we approach December, 2006 end of year music lists / polls / articles etc are starting to emerge:

Rough Trade Shops favourite albums of 2006 - Based on sales and staff votes

London's Rough Trade Shops favourite albums of 2006 - Based on sales and staff votes and in at number 1:

1 beirut the gulag orkestar

selected positions:

14 midlake - the trials of van occupanther
17 tv on the radio - return to cookie mountain
25 various (production) - the world is gone
28 trentemoller - the last resort
30 120 days - 120 days
35 fake, nathan - drowning in a sea of love
41 scritti politti - white bread, black beer
50 tunng - comments of the inner chorus
57 bat for lashes - fur and gold
60 treecreeper - grain
61 datarock - datarock
62 m ward - post-war
66 matmos the rose - has teeth in the mouth of a beast
67 fujiya and miyagi - transparent things
70 burial - burial
73 susanna and the magical orchestra - melody mountain
82 adem - love and other planets
96 the emperor machine - vertical tone and horizontal noise
97 the knife - silent shout

JJA 2006: Top 10s

Jazz Journalists Association members end of year lists: JJA 2006 Top 10s

Idolator's 2006 Jackin' Pop Critics Poll

Replacement for Pazz & Jop: Time To Raze The Village: Announcing Idolator's 2006 Jackin' Pop Critics Poll - Idolator - Michaelangelo Matos is managing the poll.

Which is why we're proud to announce the Idolator Jackin' Pop Critics Poll. Edited by Michaelangelo Matos--a Seattle-based music critic and author of the 33 1/3 book Sign O' The Times--Jackin' Pop will maintain the Voice's thoughtfully anarchic approach to music criticism, merging it with the technological reach of Gawker Media. In the coming week, more than 1,200 critics, writers and editors will be sent ballots, and results will be announced Sunday, Dec. 31st.



The international exposition of independent musical creation 2006/2007 has opened its doors with the collection of the 300 works selected for the 3rd Qwartz Electronic Music Awards. These will be submitted to the public for voting up to 15 February 2007. The works are presented so as to lead visitors through the whole range of new music and express their preferences in 8 of the categories that are eligible for an award: Track, Album, Discovery, Experimental, Dance Floor, Compilation, Video Clip, Artwork and Packaging.

A broad spectrum that presents in clear perspective the music's various forms and nuances, with a single criterion in mind: the quality and originality of the composition or interpretation. The aim of this exposition is to offer the public the opportunity to see, hear, understand and enjoy contemporary electronic and digital music.


on going 2006 lists are collected @ djmartian's bookmarks tagged with "b2006" on [there will also be selective recaps on this blog]

something similar @ 2006 Lists - music

# posted by DJ Martian 12:14 PM

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

  Decibel Magazine Albums of the Year

[US monthly magazine] Decibel Top 40 Albums of 2006:

1. Mastodon - Blood Mountain

2. Battle of Mice - A Day of Nights

3. Converge - No Heroes

4. Nachtmystium - Instinct: Decay

5. Cult of Luna - Somewhere Along the Highway

6. Jesu - Silver

7. Celtic Frost - Monotheist

8. Enslaved - Ruun

9. Tragedy - Nerve Damage

10. Gojira - From Mars to Sirius

11. Agalloch - Ashes Against the Grain

12. Burst - Origo

13. Isis - In the Absence of Truth

14. Akercocke - Words...

15. Taint - The Ruin of Nova Roma

16. Craft - Fuck the Universe

17. The Hope Conspiracy - Death Knows Your Name

18. Napalm Death - Smear Campaign

19. Planes Mistaken For Stars - Mercy

20. Iron Maiden - A Matter of Life and Death

21. Suffocation - s/t

22. Fucked Up - Hidden World

23. Dragonforce - Inhuman Rampage

24. Jucifer - If Thine Enemy Hunger

25. Killswitch Engage - As Daylight Dies

26. Katatonia - The Great Cold Distance

27. Unearthly Trance - Trident

28. Goatwhore - A Haunting Curse

29. Scott Walker - The Drift

30. Genghis Tron - Dead Mountain Mouth

31. Made Out of Babies - Coward

32. Engineer - Reproach

33. Lamb of God - Sacrament

34. Boris - Pink

35. Kylesa - Time Will Fuse Its Worth

36. Protest the Hero - Kezia

37. Cretin - Freakery

38. The Sword - Age of Winters

39. Mogwai - Mr. Beast

40. First Blood - Killafornia

[via Scott Seward on the temporary ILM]

Website for Decibel magazine

# posted by DJ Martian 12:30 AM

Monday, November 27, 2006

  Music Links Roundup - November 27th

some links of interest:

Reminder it's synth pop celebration week on 6 Music: BBC - 6 Music - events: Back to the Future

UK style monthly mag Dazed & Confused have launched a new multimedia website: Dazed Digital: ideas sharing network - art, fashion, film, ideas, music, ideas

[alerted via UK Association of Online Publishers (AOP) | News | Dazed & Confused goes digital]

Metal Storm have published an overview article on Avant Garde Metal: Metal Storm - The Avant Garde And How To Swing It

interesting thread: Was jazz-fusion a dead end music genre? - Dissensus

An overview on the Dissensus favourite buzz word of 2006 Hauntology: What is hauntology? « Jahsonic

the NME have recently gone all web2.0 and have opened up user comments on their news items. This thread is a madcap read, as NME reading teenagers and smarter anti-NME folk battle out the cool list: NME.COM - News - The Cool List 2006: winners revealed [I despise the 00s NME - the music they mostly cover is so generic conformist guitar crap.]

Jazz music 2006

KEXP Blog » Blog Archive » KEXP’s Year in Review: John Gilbreath, The Year in Jazz.

Music 2006

Uncut readers can contribute online: Uncut - Vote For Your Albums Of The Year -

Blog Alert

electronic dance music blog: Sick Mix


John Cale

MOJO4MUSIC - The Music Magazine: JOHN CALE: LIVE RETURN! - new double live CD to be released also UK & Ireland gigs in January

Dead Leaf Echo

The Runout Groove: MP3: New Band Alert - Dead Leaf Echo

Taking in elements of The Cure, Bunnymen, Joy Division and other 80s miserable types, they're clearly still developing, and yet can be said to have a nice distinct sound that isn't so derivative that you can't take them seriously (hello Editors), as well as some really good songs.


Editors Reveal New Album Details - AngryApe - Music news - does the world really need 2 new Interpol albums in 2007?

Explosions in the Sky

Enthusiasm for the new Explosions in the Sky: i guess i'm floating: Explosions In The Sky: "Welcome, Ghosts"

Field Music

Field Music Prepare Next Single - AngryApe - Music news - A House Is Not A Home - due January 22nd.

Now on listen again:

Black Strobe DJ set on BBC - Radio 1 - Annie Nightingale

A brand new mix from the 'dark side of disco' with special guests, Black Strobe

superb Junior Boys in session BBC - Radio 1 - Rob da Bank [5 live tracks]

The Big Chill Winter Festival in London

@ the Big Chill House in Central London:

Fri 8th, Sat 9th, Sunday 10th December - Winter Festival

Fri/Sat 9pm-4am free before 11pm, then £5,
Sun midday-11.30pm
A veritable Big Chill weekender. We’re throwing open our doors and letting the world in, gratis, to experience Djs and live acts galore. So far on the Friday to Sunday bill we have Tis the season to be jolly indeed!


Friday: Hexstatic, Burt Latino and Mavis, Leggo Beast, Bam Bam, Sister Moon & Steve Merrylees

Saturday - Tom Middleton, Jon Hopkins (live), Ulrich Schnauss, Mixmaster Morris, Tuung (DJ set), Folk 2 Future

Sunday - Norman Jay, Marc Mac (4Hero), Kirk DeGiorgio, Seiji (Bugz in the Attic) TBC, Pete Lawrence, Dollboy, Ben Mynott & others tbc"

Sound:Space 2007

January 20th in Bracknell, England: Sound:Space 2007

Sound:Space - A day of artist talks, demonstrations and performances exploring contemporary artistic use of sound and environment. This event provides an opportunity to absorb a wealth of the latest developments in audio research and the field of sound art and experience a series of fascinating sonic exhibitions. Featuring, Janek Schaefer (audi0h), Kode9 & The Spaceape (Hyperdub), Neil C. Smith, Ed Baxter (Resonance FM), Dr. Aaron Watson, Open Source Audio Software Lab, Cinema, a.o.

2 London gigs for 2007: promoted by eatyourownears

EYOE / Eat Your Own Ears / The Aliens


EYOE / Eat Your Own Ears / The Earlies


# posted by DJ Martian 11:42 PM

Sunday, November 26, 2006

  Music Links Roundup - November 22nd - 26th [Artists]

some links of interest:

Steve Adey

Steve Adey : Interview at pennyblackmusic

Akercocke > News: AKERCOCKE Working On New Album, Release Expected In May


classic Cluster reissue now available: cluster - sowiesoso

Dark Tranquillity


Exmortem > News: EXMORTEM Post New Material Online

Julian Fane

Julian Fane To Release Second Album - AngryApe - Music news - Our New Quarters is now coming out through Planet Mu on February 12th 2007.


now available: fennesz - endless summer (2006 edition)

Field Music

i guess i'm floating: New Songs from Field Music

Howling Bells

New-Noise.Net - Interview: Howling Bells


Drowned in Sound - News - Interpol begin work on album three expected late 2007

Jesu | New Jesu Album; Interview With Justin Broadrick

Madder Mortem

coming up in 2007: > News: MADDER MORTEM Reveal New Album Title: Tervaskanto.


New EP from Maps: DOTSHOP.SE - Maps: Start Something:

"Maps is the lush lovely mini-CD pre-taster to his album debut on Mute in 2007. A Khonnor:esque sweeping soulsearching pop gem.

Last Space Recordings (CDOP4)
December 4th, 2006


View // News // Lambgoat: Minsk completes new album

Minsk has completed work on their Relapse Records debut full-length, titled "The Ritual Fires of Abandonment."

The album is set for a February 20th, 2007 North American release date, February 26th internationally.

Mors Principium Est

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - MORS PRINCIPIUM EST: 'Liberation = Termination' Track Listing Revealed

Nine Horses

{ } the official SamadhiSound website: Nine Horses 'Money For All' mini-album now due 22nd January 2007.

Sarah Nixey

:: arjanwrites music blog ::: Free Download: Sarah Nixey "Strangelove" (Lodge Radio Remix) - by the way Sarah Nixey has a new album coming out early 2007.


New album now available: PANZERPAPPA: Koralrevens Klagesang: ReR Megacorp:

"A new CD from the timeless Norwegians, whose music is sometimes reminiscent - but not imitative - of National Health or Miriodor - and similar bands of that era: melodic, with a light but solid ensemble sound, rich, detailed, nuanced and with a style that is still their own. Mostly instrumental, though Richard Sinclair appears on track 7. They have come a long way since their last release. For everyone who likes that English type of 70's progressive rock and its more interesting extensions."

Rosy Parlane

New album from Rosy Parlane on Touch: rosy parlane - jessamine

Prince Valium

debut Prince Valium album: prince valium - andlaus [via Boomkat]

"One half of Icelandic electronica duo Sk/um, Thorsteinn Olafsson has given his sound an epic makeover for this his solo debut on Resonant. The skittering micro beats and gentle, filtered melodies of old are still very much present, but on Andlaus they’re less central. Here the focus is the kind of echoic electric guitar-based post-rock that you’d expect from Morr Music’s Manual or Olafsson’s Resonant labelmate, Stafraenn Hakon. ‘Crying Hearts’ comes closest to a concise pop song, but it’s most notable for inviting national stereotyping: with – and it pains me to make such lazy comparisons (though apparently not enough to stop myself) – majestic bowed guitar lifted straight off the first Sigur Ros album, and a vocal that (here I go again…) inevitably sounds a bit like Björk. As the album progresses, Olafsson delves deeper into his shoegazing electronica repertoire to create an atmospheric body of work which evocatively, if utterly predictably, reflects the vast, icy topography of his homeland. Lovely."

Steve Reich

Pitchfork Feature: Interview: Steve Reich

Rotting Christ

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - ROTTING CHRIST: New Song Available For Download

Season of Mist has set a January 22, 2007 European release date for the new album from legendary Greek death metallers ROTTING CHRIST, entitled 'Theogonia'.


BLABBERMOUTH.NET - WATAIN: European Release Date Set For New Album

Season of Mist has set a February 19, 2007 European release date for the third full-length album from Swedish black metallers WATAIN. A European tour will follow.

Vince Watson

for fans of lush techno a new Vince Watson album: RA: Resident Advisor - Vince Watson releases The eMotion Sequence - Music News


Now available: various / kompakt - pop ambient 2007

new Soma label comp details via ENERGYLAB: Soma Compilation 2006

Feat tracks from Alex Smoke, My Robot Friend, Funk D´Void, Black Dog, Octogen, Silicone Soul, Adam Beyer, Jesper Dahlback and more. The compilation will be released on 1st of December 2006

# posted by DJ Martian 11:59 PM

Friday, November 24, 2006

  Music Links Roundup - Update

some links of interest: [an artists news update will happen at the weekend]

the growing influence of internet media on music consumption: Site seers | Pop | Guardian Unlimited Music

They started as hobby businesses that ran on charity and spare time. Now the top music websites can make or break a band overnight. Jude Rogers on the Pitchfork effect

also Stylus and DrownedinSound mentioned.

IMHO Stylus & Pitchfork can react faster than the NME because they have more freedom and are not pandering to the lowest common denominator core teenager audience of the 00s NME.

you can only laugh at the ignorance and stupidity of NME's Krissi Murison:

Murison also thinks websites give mixed messages. "They can be really confusing, and there's no quality control. If you're trying to work out what's good, the NME's already done the job for you. We're a filter for everyone.

she reckons the NME filters for everyone !!!!!!!!!! and websites can be confusing - they are opinions and options that need to be evaluated you stoopid women. Murison also implies that the NME has wait for it... quality control !

NME forces 10-12 key artists on it's young readership each year, ignoring many artists through lack of knowledge and understanding of the diversity of music available, it's music focus is primarily dictated at an editorial strategy level.

[I don't see the coverage or any authority in NME of numerous music styles: experimental electronic music, avant jazz, extreme metal, avant prog, ambient, post-rock, dubstep, electro / house / techno, psychedelic rock etc]

full context:

Surely the NME should feel threatened by Pitchfork's power if it can cover who it wants to? Krissi Murison, acting deputy editor of the NME, isn't convinced. "Pitchfork's success is just another indicator of how people are devouring music everywhere, in print, on radio, and online. There's a revived passion for new music. We sometimes cover 60 new bands every week in our Radar section, just like the websites do. And people trust us talking about them more because we've got a heritage." Murison also thinks websites give mixed messages. "They can be really confusing, and there's no quality control. If you're trying to work out what's good, the NME's already done the job for you. We're a filter for everyone."

onto...more ranting against the NME by Lily Allen: Wrong end of the Glowstick . NME rant

2006 music:

Voting open: SOMB 2006 Albums of the Year - Sound Opinions Message Board

Contribute to T A P E: TAPE Awards 2006 - for electro/ house / techno music etc

The categories for the awards are:

12" Single Of The Year

LP Of The Year

Compilation Of The Year

DJ Of The Year

MixTAPE Of The Year [see set nominations]

Futuresonic 2007

Announced: Futuresonic 2007 ||| May 10th - 12th 2007 - Manchester

Futuresonic, the urban festival of electronic arts and music, is
moving from July to May, back to the Spring date it occupied
in 2004. Futuresonic 2007 will feature profile music events in
Futuresonic Live, and art and technology events in Urban Play,
a strand of the festival introduced in 2006 that has since been
mirrored in other events in the UK and Europe. Artists are now
being selected and projects are in development for
Futuresonic 2007. Sign up to regular updates today.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:42 PM

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

  Earplug - Issue 82

Issue 82 of Earplug

November 23 - December 6

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

# posted by DJ Martian 5:40 PM
  The Wire - December 2006

New issue of The Wire features The Melvins on the front cover.

Wire Tapper 16
John Surman
Primer: Texan Hiphop
Invisible Jukebox: Marc Ribot
Cross Platform: Charles Atlas
Steve Mackay
Hisato Higuchi
Beat Furrer

Free Wire Tapper CD with all issues: The Wire

The latest volume in our ongoing series of new music compilations, The Wire Tapper 16 is given away free with all copies of The Wire 274, December 2006.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:47 PM

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

  Music Links Roundup - November 21st

some links of interest:

for the eardrums: New music from Norway (13 artists) [alerted via ..: it's a trap! | 11.21.2006]


More on the the upcoming Aereogramme album: Pitchfork: Aereogramme Prep New LP; Share Exclusive MP3

The Boats

The Boats Ready Third Album - AngryApe - Music news

The Boats deliver their third album shortly, on December 4th.

The Cure

The Cure headlining 2007 festival | Sound Generator - also expected double album in 2007.


interview: | Envy

Envy, recently released their Temporary Residence debut, the awe-inspiring Insomniac Doze. The record channels both their roots in hardcore and their love of post rock like labelmates Explosions in the Sky

LCD Soundsystem

The first album review: Plan Blogs » Blog Archive » i heard it here first: Sound Of Silver - LCD Soundsystem


More on the upcoming Manes album: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - MANES: New Album Will Be 'Dark As Hell'


BLABBERMOUTH.NET - MERCENARY To Embark On European Headlining Tour next April/ May

# posted by DJ Martian 11:42 PM

Monday, November 20, 2006

  Music Links Roundup - November 20th

some links of interest:

Stefan's stats: Acclaimed Music Forum: UPDATE NOVEMBER 18TH : TOP 110 PRELIMINARY BEST OF 2006 - still current number 1 consensus album of the year: 1 ( 1) TV ON THE RADIO ´RETURN TO COOKIE MOUNTAIN´


The Current - Staff Picks of 2006

From Minnesota Public Radio station The Current, MPR: The Current: Top 89: Staff Picks - The Current's Top Albums of 2006 - as selected by the staff, individual lists.

Listeners can also vote: MPR: The Current: Top 89: results will be broadcasted on New Years Day.

Changes at Xfm London

Xfm London loses Keaveny as Tonkinson and Harris join - Brand Republic

Xfm London afternoon host Shaun Keaveny is to leave the station, which is replacing him with Xfm Manchester's Paul Tonkinson and has also hired Virgin Radio's Steve Harris to host its new-music show 'Music: Response'.


Comsat Angels reissues article: » Three Comsat Angels (re)releases

Dimmu Borgir

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - DIMMU BORGIR: New Album Title Revealed as In Sorte Diaboli

The Earlies

Further info on the upcoming 2007 album: DOTSHOP.SE - The Earlies: The Enemy Chorus

The Earlies are one of those rare bands that's truly progressive, original, intergalactic, floating, soaring and simply darn!!!

Explosions in the Sky

Further info on the upcoming Explosions in the Sky album: Pitchfork: Explosions in the Sky Miss Everyone, Share Stream - apparently a pitchfork exclusive download

"Click the link below for an exclusive stream of the record's second track, the inspired 'Welcome, Ghosts'."

From rateyourmusic front cover of the new album:

Explosions in the Sky - All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone

Bryan Ferry

NME.COM - News - Roxy Music star set for tour and album - tour stars in March to tie in with new Bryan Ferry album.


Listen to the new Fields single - this band remind of The Pale Saints + Mansun

Fields are delighted to announce the full details of their next single, 'If You Fail We All Fail', released on November 20th.

It will be available on 3 formats, including:

CD single - 1. If You Fail We All Fail (Album Version), 2. How Are You Now?
7" vinyl - Side A: If You Fail We All Fail (Sebastian Mix), Side B: If You Fail We All Fail (Badlands Mix)
7" gatefold vinyl - Side A: If You Fail We All Fail (Radio Edit), Side B: Weave A Noose

Midlake Midlake Wed to Video for 'Young Bride' - [also a link provided to view the video]

Exclusive! Midlake's drummer sounds off on his band's video for "Young Bride."

New Order

New Order Online - New Order at the opening of a new Virgin Megastore in Manchester - tomorrow

New Order are doing a signing session at the opening of the new Manchester Virgin Megastore in the Arndale Centre on Tuesday 21.11.06 @ 11.00am.


17 Pictures

DOTSHOP.SE - 17 Pictures: 17 Pictures

17 Pictures
Ahornfelder (AH08CD)
January 29th, 2007

"17 Pictures" is a project by Jörg Follert, previously known under the pseudonyms Wechsel Garland and Wunder, for labels like Morr or Karaoke Kalk. Follert lives in Cologne and has become an influential artist in the field between acoustic instrumentals, electronic collages and song-orientated pieces with vocals.

Swallow the Sun


Trans Am

Pitchfork: Trans Am Schedule Sex Change

D.C. techno/prog-rockers Trans Am will return February 20 with their eighth full-length, titled Sex Change and due out on Thrill Jockey.

I hope they return to the sound of the red line album.

# posted by DJ Martian 10:13 PM

Sunday, November 19, 2006

  Music Links Roundup - November 19th

Some links of interest:

BBC 6 Music celebrate Synth Pop with a themed week: Back to the Future

BBC - 6 Music - Events: Back to the Future - week of 27th November - December 1st

Why are we doing 'Back To The Future'?
It was 25 years ago that bands such as The Human League, Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, OMD and Ultravox broke through and changed the face of the musical mainstream forever.

The way had already been shown by Gary Numan and Tubeway Army, but it wasn’t till '81 that the sound really took off in the mainstream. It was the dawning of 'synth pop' and popular music has never looked back since!

The influence of this time in particular is still felt across pop music today. Albums such as The Human Leagues 'Dare', Depeche Modes 'Speak And Spell' and Kraftwerks 'Computer World'' have been hugely influential and are still cited by many of todays bands and producers as being of huge importance.

It's the 25th anniversary since the arrival of these key albums so it’s a great time to celebrate them and their influence.

What's Going On?: BBC - 6 Music - events

..what's coming up as part of Back To The Future on 6 Music.

John Foxx, Gary Numan and Daniel Miller will be interviewed during the week.

Underworld Interview

The Independent on Sunday interview Underworld Independent Online Edition > Features: Underworld: Reborn slippy

Underworld pioneered stadium dance music in the 1990s - but by 2003 their audiences were almost as bored as they were. So Rick Smith and Karl Hyde tore up the music-industry rule book and decided to embrace their worst fears... Kevin Harley meets them

Danish Metal Awards > News: Danish Metal Awards - And The Winners Are... Danish Metal Album Of The Year: MERCENARY - The Hours That Remain

Now on Listen Again:

BBC - Radio 1 - Mary Anne Hobbs

On Mary Anne's show this week we had the enigmatic Team Doyobi in the mix, plus an exclusive from Graham Massey's new project Massonix. Look out for new beats from Clark, Longrange and the Kansas City Prophets too.


2007 Gothic, Darkwave, Synthpop, & Industrial Releases on


Louie Austen

OTT synth track that is addictive, Louie Austen - Disco Dancer: listen on myspace Louie Austen


To be released in 2 weeks time: mum - the peel sessions

Primordial > News: PRIMORDIAL Commence Work On New Album"

New Skinny Puppy Album

via Skinny Puppy - Mythmaker due January 29th

# posted by DJ Martian 7:28 PM

Saturday, November 18, 2006

  Rough Trade Shops

A new look website for Rough Trade Shops

# posted by DJ Martian 6:48 PM
  Music Links Roundup - November 17th/18th

some links of interest:

Issue 6 of Rock-A-Rolla Magazine features SunnO))) & Boris on the front cover.

ROCK-A-ROLLA, a bi-monthly UK publication covering the best in avant-rock, metal, experimental, noise and variations thereof.

Available in BORDERS, HMV, Virgin Megastore, Sister Ray, Rough Trade and newsagents across UK.

Internationally, the magazine is available in newsagents in Canada, USA, France, Germany, Belgium, Australia and Japan


more info:

ISSUE 6 OUT NOW! Contents: SunnO)))Boris, Isis, Converge, James Plotkin, Dub Trio, Melvins, Tzadik, Anticon, Comets On Fire, Bloody Panda, The Paper Chase, Shit and Shine, Sonic Youth, Frieze Festival, plus load of news, views and reviews

Rock-A-Rolla's Top 30 Albums Of The Year.
[via ILM]

30 Acid Mothers Temple - Starless & Bible Black Sabbath
29 Jazkamer - Metal Music Machine
28 Jamie Saft & Merzbow - Merzdub
27 Oxbow - Love That's Last
26 Grief - Alive
25 Ghostdigital - In Cod We Trust
24 OOIOO - Taiga
23 The Residents - Tweedles
22 Unearthly Trance - The Trident
21 Made Out Of babies - Coward
20 Yellow Swans - Psychic Secession
19 Current 93 - Black Ships Ate The Sky
18 Slayer - Christ Illusion
17 Wizardzz - Hidden City
16 Boris - Pink
15 Subtle - For hero, For Fool
14 Wolf Eyes - Human Animal
13 Whitehouse - Ascetici-sts
12 Converge - No Heroes
11 Kayo Dot - Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue
10 Isis - In The Absence Of Truth
09 Jesu - Silver
08 Liars - Drum's Not Dead
07 Zombi - Surface To Air
06 Dub Trio - New heavy
05 John Zorn - Moonchild
04 Othrelm - Behold The Arctopus
03 Peeping Tom - Peeping Tom
02 Sunn O))) & Boris - Altar

01 Melvins - (A) Senile Animal

EMI Shuns YouTube !

EMI Shuns YouTube, Chooses Gotuit - Mashable!

EMI owns Mute - so can be expect say all Depeche Mode vids to be deleted from youtube in the future?

Music 2006:

In League With Paton: Sublime or Ridiculous? Lots of albums to write about, I've been building up quite a backlog over the last couple of months.

devil in the details Here's a quick list of things I've really enjoyed this year.

All Time Top Selling Albums in the UK:

Kofi's hat: "The 100 Best-Selling Albums in The U.K." - makes me ashamed to be British


LCD Soundsystem

Pitchfork: LCD Soundsystem Gives New LP Title, Release Date: Sound of Silver due March 20th

Benoît Pioulard

Nerd Litter: The depths and the seashore: interview with Benoît Pioulard, pt. 2

# posted by DJ Martian 6:36 PM

Thursday, November 16, 2006

  Music Links Roundup - November 16th

some links of interest:

Pitchfork Feature: The Month In: Grime/Dubstep

The Month In: Grime/Dubstep
The Year in Grime and Dubstep
by Martin Clark

Information Leafblower presents The Top 40 Bands in America - 2006 Edition - according to a bunch of high profile American music bloggers. TV on the Radio - at number 1.

More of the 00s faves:

Drowned in Sound - Features - Our 66, the slight return: bands (etc) list their favourites

A Winter Rave in London


Friday 8th December 2006

Our annual festive Neo-Rave and end of year party :)

LUKE VIBERT & THE RAGGA TWINS - The ultimate Live Neo-Rave sound-clash...
Rescued and remastered dubplates + Live MCs

RICHARD DEVINE - Special one-off Live Techno-Acid-Breakcore set

SOUNDMURDERER - Live Acid & Jungle set

COUNTRYSIDE ALLIANCE - Special Rural Nativity show from most of the Wrong Music Clan

CEEPHAX - Acid Mentalism at its eurphoric best

CYLOB - First Live Show in 18 months :)

CHRIS MOSS ACID - Live Xmoss Acid

SANTACID - The Patron Saint of Bang Face


9pm - 6am @ Electrowerkz, 7 Torrens Street, Islington, London EC1V 1NQ

£12 on the door / Advanced tickets £9


New Air Album due March 6th

Billboard: Air Composes A 'Pocket Symphony' and Stereogum: stereogum: New Air Album Pocket Symphony Coming In March

# posted by DJ Martian 11:14 PM

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

  Music Links Roundup - November 15th

some links of interest:

voting open @ PLUG: Independent Music Awards - numerous [pointless] categories.

Download a dubstep mix: T A P E: Mix TAPE: Doodledub

Alt/Indie's Top 100 Albums 1995-2004 - Rate Your Music

The top 100 albums of 1995-2004 as voted for by members of the Alternative & Indie forum of

website: Sputnikmusic - Your Music Reviews, News, and Discussion

oh dear Oasis and Moby have been selected as this year's BBC - 6 Music - Selector

Oasis and Moby are confirmed for 6 Music's Selector 2006 - where we hand the station over to our favourite artists.



Pitchfork: Exclusive: !!! Reveal New Album - Myth Takes - due March 4th 2007 on Warp Records.


BLABBERMOUTH.NET - BYZANTINE Prepares To Record New Album for a 2007 release through Prosthetic Records.

Explosions in the Sky Explosions in the Sky Album Details Surface Album titled: All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone - due February 2007.

Lindstrom in London !

RA: Resident Advisor - Lindstrom, Huntemann and Etienne De Crecy play together - UK News

Lindstrom & Prins Thomas, Oliver Huntemann, Etienne de Crecy and Simian Mobile Disco play Together at Turnmills on Saturday, November 25, 2006.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:47 PM

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

  Music Links Roundup - November 13th / 14th

some links from the past couple of days:

via: Avant Music News: January Cuneiform Releases Announced

GRAHAM COLLIER - hoarded dreams
FAR CORNER - endangered
HUGH HOPPER - hopper tunity box
BILL BROVOLD and LARVAL - surviving death alive why
THE MAHAVISHNU PROJECT - return to the emerald beyond


Deftones Announce UK Tour for March 2007

Depeche Mode

Reminder, released this week: Depeche Mode: The Best Of, Volume 1

Duran Duran

GIGWISE | Duran Duran Draft In Timbaland for their upcoming album.

The Fall

GIGWISE | The Fall Ready New Album And Two Books the album titled: Reformation is due January / February


Faust Event To Be Held In London - AngryApe - Music news

A new event dedicated to legendary Krautrock band Faust will be held in London on December 1st at the ICA.

Hatfield & the North

Retrospective compilation: Burning Shed: hatfield and the north - hattitude (cd preorder)


BLABBERMOUTH.NET - MANES: Second Studio Blog Available

almost finished recording its new album, tentatively titled "Invention - Or How The World Came To An End And Why We Did It", at Spiren Studio in Rognes (near Trondheim) with producer Rune Stavnesli.

No-Man - news - plan to record a new album in 2007

2007 will also see the recording of a brand new No-Man album, and the release of a special 5.1 surround sound version of 'Together We're Stranger'.

Now on Listen Again:

BBC - Radio 1 - Mary Anne Hobbs

headline DJ set is from Phil Hartnoll (formerly of Orbital), recorded at the Seed Records Soviet Party.

BBC - Radio 1 - Rob da Bank special studio guest Underworld's Karl Hyde

update: Rick Smith is putting the finishing touches to the new Underworld album that will be released next year.

# posted by DJ Martian 2:22 PM

Sunday, November 12, 2006

  Music Links Roundup - November 12th

The Observer Music Monthly ask for feedback re: favourite albums of 2006: Guardian Unlimited: Arts blog - music: Pick of '06

Plan B

New issue of plan b, issue 16 : november 2006 [via Boomkat]

The Plan B pages are back with a double-header on the cover from Boris and Sunn O))) - wherein they get chatty over five pages of doom, whilst the CD features tracks from William Elliot Whitmore, Dosh, Mouse On Mars, Isis, The Melvins, Bracken, Boris and Sunn O))). Elsewhere there's Ghostface, Newsom, Clark, Bill Drummond, The Blow and Erase Errata, as well as the usual thumb-full of reviews etc. Done.


Dimmu Borgir

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - DIMMU BORGIR Finishes Recording New Album


New Sand album: sand - the dalston shroud

Solveig Slettahjell

Independent Online Edition > Features: Solveig Slettahjell: Girl from the north country

If you think jazz singers are all shiny shoes, finger-clicks and appearances on Parky, then you've probably not heard Solveig Slettahjell. Nick Coleman meets the vocalist who is rewriting the rules

New Fabric compilation released this week: marco carola - fabric 31

# posted by DJ Martian 10:03 PM

Saturday, November 11, 2006

  Music Links Roundup - November 9th - 11th

some interesting links from the past few days:

DJ Mag

the next 150: DJ Magazine's Top 100 DJs 2006 Results 101 - 250

good news via danceblogga

U.K.-based DJ Magazine has been purchased by Music Industry Manual Ltd. (MIM)

Drowned in Sound - October

Look back at last month: Drowned in Sound - Features - A Month In Records: October 2006

Interview with Martin Stiksel of | Internet Marketing News and Blog |

Alex Needham moves to The Guardian

Press Gazette report:

The NME's Alex Needham is to join Guardian Unlimited's new Arts And Entertainment website as deputy editor.

Changes at Radio 3

Don't touch that dial | Radio | - Mixing It - to be axed !

Can Radio 3's commitment to live music survive in an age of podcasts and downloads? Its controller talks exclusively to Charlotte Higgins about the new classical battleground



The Gauntlet :: Absence are planning a new album for 2007.

Blackfield - BLACKFIELD: European Tour Dates for February / March 2007

Depeche Mode

PopMatters Music Feature | A Sleek, Sporty European Roadster: Reconsidering Depeche Mode


Garbage confirm new album | Sound Generator - a greatest hits collection.

Blogger: Kofi's hat: "Garbage Plans New Single, Greatest Hits"


SACD News: 14 Genesis Albums Coming to 5.1 Super Audio CD Surround Sound in 2007 [HFR] - Genesis albums to be reissued in 2007

Manuel Göttsching

RA: Resident Advisor - Manuel Göttsching brings E2-E4 back to Berlin - International News - December 12th

Manuel Göttsching will perform his proto-techno classic at Berghain in Berlin next month in celebration of the track’s 25th anniversary.

Stafreann Hakon

Stafreann Hakon Completes Gummi Album - AngryApe - Music news


Dusted Features [ Listed: Lindstrøm + Hisato Higuchi ] - the current listening of Lindstrøm

Norwegian producer Hans-Peter Lindstrøm has recently released It's A Feedelity Affair, a collection of singles and one-offs quietly released over the past few years. It's not his first record, nor is it his most widely released (that's probably last year's masterpiece, a collaboration with Prins Thomas). Few modern dance artists are as versatile, and are as able to combine seriousness with lightheartedness quite as well and as consistently as Lindstrøm. Perhaps this versatility is a result of not being fundamentally rooted in dance music, as his "Listed" contribution demonstrates.

Michael Mayer

Michael Mayer interviewed: T A P E: TAPEd Conversation: Michael Mayer (Kompakt, Cologne)

Plus Device

DOTSHOP.SE - Plus Device: Puncture

Plus Device is the covert project by ... a) Derrick May b) Kevin Saunderson c) Juan Atkins? ...?
Hefty (HEFTY065CD)
This item will be released on November 13th, 2006

Recommended to fans of Kraftwerk, Egyptian Lover, Afrika Bambaataa, Man Parrish, Mantronix, AFX/Analord, Trax Records, Juan Atkins/Model 500, Adult., Aux 88, Dopplereffekt.


Drowned in Sound - News - Snowden: UK tour dates in full; DiS London show! - this month.

Type O Negative

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - TYPE O NEGATIVE: New Album Title Announced - Dead Again

as the title of its new album, tentatively due in early 2007 via SPV Records.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:25 PM

Thursday, November 09, 2006

  Terrorizer - New Issue

New issue of Terrorizer magazine on sale tomorrow ?. Gojira are on the front cover. Also 2 Free CDS!

Feature Highlights:

A roundtable with Dismember, Unleashed, Entombed and Grave.

Double CD edition!

Disc 1 -- Fear Candy 35: 18 Tracks!
DISC 2 -- Death Metal Special: 18 Tracks!

151 - Fear Candy Track Listing

1 -- Gojira -- Flying Wales (LIVE & EXCLUSIVE) --8.02
2 -- Children Of Bodom -- Living Dead Beat (LIVE & EXCLUSIVE) --5.01
3 -- The Haunted -- The Medication --3.01
4 -- I -- The Storm I Ride --3.27
5 -- Converge -- Hellbound (EXCLUSIVE) --1.08
6 -- Unleashed -- In Victory Or Defeat (EXCLUSIVE) --2.42
7 -- Xasthur -- Victim Of Your Dreams (EXCLUSIVE) --6.05
8 -- Negura Bunget -- Conoas Terea Tacuta (EXCLUSIVE) --7.11
9 -- Killswitch Engage -- My Curse --4.05
10 -- Doro -- Strangers Yesterday --4.48
11 -- Bewitched -- Fucked By Fire --3.35
12 -- Born From Pain -- Relentless --3.38
13 -- Botch -- Frequenting Mass Transit --6.05
14 -- Intronaut -- Gleamer --5.27
15 -- Bring Me The Horizon -- Pray For Plagues (EXCLUSIVE) --4.22
16 -- October File -- In My Magnificent Circus --4.37
17 -- Scorngrain -- The Code --4.23
18 -- Verismo -- Bad Day --2.48

#151 Death Metal Special - Track Listing

1 -- Carcass -- Corporal Jigsore Quandary --5.49
2 -- Repulsion -- The Stench Of Burning Death --1.34
3 -- Autopsy -- Death Twitch --2.13
4 -- Morbid Angel -- Blasphemy --3.28
5 -- Deicide -- Sacrificial Suicide --2.50
6 -- Bolt Thrower -- Warmaster --4.17
7 -- Cannibal Corpse -- Fucked With A Knife --2.14
8 -- Entombed -- Left Hand Path --6.40
9 -- Atheist -- Unquestionable Presence --4.06
10 -- Obituary -- Immortal Visions --2.25
11 -- Malevolent Creation -- Monster --2.39
12 -- Nile -- Multitude Of Foes --2.09
13 -- Suffocation -- Surgery Of Impalement --3.51
14 -- At The Gates -- Blinded By Fear --3.13
15 -- Cryptopsy -- Crown Of Horns --3.58
16 -- Dying Fetus -- Born In Sodom --4.46
17 -- Hate Eternal -- Path To The Eternal Gods --3.28
18 -- Behemoth -- Towards Babylon --3.21

# posted by DJ Martian 6:37 PM
  Earplug - Issue 81

Issue 81 of Earplug

November 9 - 22

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 6:32 PM

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

  Music Links Roundup - November 7th / 8th

2006 discussion / lists: List the good albums of 2006. - Sound Opinions Message Board


Acoustic Ladyland

Acoustic Ladyland - official website - one of the most respected modern British creative jazz collectives release a new album titled Skinny Grin. Skinny Grin by Acoustic Ladyland due November 20th on V2



BLABBERMOUTH.NET - BURST To Film 'The Immateria' Video This Weekend

Nick Cave

NME.COM - News - Nick Cave to reelase 'foul-mouthed' new album - to be released under a new project entity: Grinderman - due March 5th

Massive Attack

Massive Attack Add New Live Show - AngryApe - Music news - another London Brixton gig date.

Red Harvest

Red Harvest annouce their next album

The new Red harvest album
The forthcoming Red Harvest album is titled 'A greater Darkness' and is currently scheduled for release February 19th 2007.

The Waterboys - News: The Waterboys Are Back

The Waterboys are currently in the studio and a new album is in the final stages of production, Uncut has learned.

The new material is expected to be released next spring, 25 years since Mike Scott first formed The Waterboys.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:56 PM

Monday, November 06, 2006

  Music Links Roundup - November 6th

On Friday: Radio 3 - Jazz on 3 - London Jazz Festival broadcasting live from the opening evening of the London Jazz Festival

Friday 10 November 2006 22:30-1:00 (Radio 3)

Radio 3 website for London Jazz Festival 2006

HCMF 2006

website for: Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival that takes place 17-26 November 2006.

The UK’s largest festival specifically dedicated to contemporary and experimental music is back, and continues to set the tone and pulse for contemporary music across Europe.

Across the 10 days of the Festival the key word is diversity! As expected, HMCF presents some of the most challenging and innovative contemporary classical music being written and performed today, as well as the opportunity to revisit key works by major composers of the 20th century. This year we also offer an intoxicating mix of large-scale orchestral works, chamber opera, guitars, downloads, music theatre, laptops, biotechnology, free improvisation, white noise, wise words, scientific research, installations, silence, film, degraded instruments, found objects, graphic scores, and choral work (deconstructed)!

Metal mag BW&BK reaches 100 issues.

Recently announced: BBC - Radio 3 - Awards for World Music 2007

New website for Side-Line

via Dense new releases list

CHARLIE ALEX MARCH - After the Clouds Clear CDep LOAF
GASTR DEL SOL - Twenty Songs Less pic-7' Minority
GEIR JENSSEN - Cho Oyu 8201m CD Ash International
IN THE COUNTRY - Losing Stones... CD Rune Grammofon
JULIAN FANE - Our New Quarters LP/CD Planet Mu
MARKUS REUTER - Trepanation CD Lotuspike
PIERRE A. TREMBLAY - Alter Ego DVD-A Empreintes Digitales
SEAWORTHY - Map In Hand CD 12k
THE WINKS - Birthday Party CD Ache
V.A. - Blueprints CD 12k


David Bowie

David Bowie to Re-issue Back Catalogue - Again !

LCD Soundsystem

AngryApe report LCD Soundsystem Announce 2007 Tour

Robert Rich

Robert Rich has been confirmed for NEARfest | North East Art Rock Festival | June 23rd & 24th, 2007

VNV Nation

Side-Line: VNV Nation's next album "Judgement" will be released in April 2007

# posted by DJ Martian 10:41 PM

Sunday, November 05, 2006

  Music Links Roundup - Weekend Edition: Nov 4th/5th

Top 1000 Albums of 2006 has been updated today on

A new number 1: Joanna Newsom - Ys - an album that has been critically acclaimed by many print publications recently.

Now on sale the new issue of Zero Tolerance Magazine - Behemoth on the front cover.

time to vote: Mister Poll: The Global Progressive Top 100 Discs of 2006 Internet Poll - over 800 albums listed.

What did you think were the best discs of 2006? Feel free to choose multiple choices. The final 100 will be counted down 11/25/06, 12/2/06, and 12/10/06 on 88.9FM/95.1 Philadelphia/South Jersey and online at [organized by the weekly radio show: The Gagliarchives - The Finest in Progressive Rock]

artists news:

Bad Brains

prefix » Blog Archive » Bad Brains to release new album

Cult of Luna | Cult of Luna debuts "Back to Chapel Town" video

The Knife

Pitchfork: The Knife Announce DVD

Songs Of Green Pheasant

New Songs Of Green Pheasant album to be released this month on FatCat Records Songs Of Green Pheasant - Aerial Days

released this coming week:

New Alex Smoke compiled mix CD: alex smoke - 03

A new Third Eye Foundation compilation: third eye foundation - collected works

# posted by DJ Martian 9:27 PM

Friday, November 03, 2006

  Music Links Roundup - November 1st - 3rd

some links of interest:

Tonight: BBC - Radio 3 - Mixing It - 3 November 2006

Friday 3 November 2006 22:15-23:30 (Radio 3)

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present a mix of musical styles and influences, featuring Brian Eno's choice of three influential recordings, plus new alternative music releases.


BBC - Later with Jools Holland.. returns for a new series starting tonight on BBC 2. Unfortuntaely nothing of interest is lined up.

All About Jazz review the new edition of: The Penguin Guide To Jazz Recordings, 8th Edition:

The Penguin Guide To Jazz Recordings
Richard Cook and Brian Morton
Softcover; 1534 pages
ISBN: 0141023279

Massive Attack

via AngryApe: Massive Attack 2007 Tour Dates Revealed

February 2007 Live Dates:

6th - Birmingham, Academy
7th - London, Brixton Academy

Woods of Ypres > News: WOODS OF YPRES - New Music Online - new track on myspace from this canadian atmospheric metal band.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:50 PM

Thursday, November 02, 2006

  2006 Autumn Albums

Updated: 2006 Autumn Albums - Rate Your Music

A selective sequential list of Autumn [September, October, November, plus any December] 2006 albums.

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

# posted by DJ Martian 11:45 PM

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

  Uncut and Mojo New Issues

New issue of Uncut magazine unfortunately features Bob Dylan again. Why are Uncut copying the typography of Rolling Stone magazine?

Our free Playlist CD has tracks from Arctic Monkeys, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Drive-by Truckers, Sufjan Stevens, Midlake, Band of Horses, Hot Chip and The Flaming Lips.

The new issue of Mojo magazine is even duller, The Who are on the front again. Mojo is going through a right boring phase recently. Leave this issue on the newsstand !

# posted by DJ Martian 9:21 PM
  Uncut's 50 Best Albums of 2006

Uncut's 50 Best of 2006 - via Sound Opinions Message Board

Uncut magazine haven't learnt any lessons from last year's ridiculously early publishing of end of year lists. They have done it again.

* premature and unwanted, no one wants end of year polls to be published during the first week of November.

* lacking depth of focus, 50 selections is just not enough. does anyone care about the results ? even if burial, scott walker, tv on the radio, mastodon, midlake and espers are included.

* magazines have forgotten how to do end of year analysis. It was so much better when opinion, analysis and informed comment where the order of the day. Melody Maker circa 1987 and 1988 are the benchmarks.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:27 PM

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