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Sunday, September 30, 2007

  Music Links Roundup - Update - September 30th

Some links of interest:

Music tips from BBC Collective: BBC - collective - now hear this #1: yeasayer, free blood, the black ghosts - Our pick of the best new music that's coming your way.

More recommended new electronic / experimental music: forcefeed.org: New Releases: September 2007

Now on listen again: BBC - Radio 3 - Jazz on 3 - Led Bib

Jez Nelson introduces a live set from UK quintet Led Bib, whose abrasive mash-ups of jazz, improv and rock have been wowing critics and audiences. Plus there's a tribute to the late altoist Mike Osborne.

Feature: Punk-jazz?

Featuring interviews with Jon Newey, Pete Wareham, Paul Morley

High Contrast

Now on listen again: BBC - Radio 1 - Fabio and Grooverider

High Contrast co-host Grooverider ropes him in to help host the show and get in the mix.

Liverpool 08 - European Capital of Culture

progress report: 'Chaotic' Liverpool 08 bounces back | Special Reports

Xfm South Wales is launching this November: www.xfmsouthwales.co.uk

RoomThirteen.com - Launch Date For XFM Wales Announced - The station will begin at 12 PM on Thursday November 29 on 106.8 and 107.3 FM.


Artists

Agua De Annique

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - AGUA DE ANNIQUE: Debut Album 'Teaser' Available

A teaser for the upcoming debut album from AGUA DE ANNIQUE, the new Dutch band fronted by former THE GATHERING singer Anneke van Giersbergen

Biosphere

Reminder, Biosphere is coming to London and Bristol in October: Electronica act to London and Bristol (Norway - the official site in the UK)

Widely regarded as one of Norwegian electronic music's most important artists, Geir Jenssen aka Biosphere is heading to Bristol and London for several performances as part of the Atmospheres Festival.

Burial

track listing info: Burial "Untrue" - Dissensus

CD Tracklisting:
HDBCD002
1. Untitled
2. Archangel
3. Near Dark
4. Ghost Hardware
5. Endorphin
6. Etched Headplate
7. In McDonalds
8. Untrue
9. Shell Of Light
10. Dog Shelter
11. Homeless
12. UK
13. Raver

LP Tracklisting:
HDBLP002
A1. Archangel
A2. Near Dark
B1. Homeless
B2. Shell of Light
C1. Raver
C2. Etched Headplate
D1. Untrue
D2. UK
D3. Endorphin


Dave Clarke

New Dave Clarke mix compilation

CLARKE, DAVE: I Love Techno 2007 CD (MM 030CD) : OUT 11/06/2007

Press release via FE email:

It's clash of the techno titans as the globally renowned I Love Techno event and Dave Clarke bring it on for 20 tracks of uncompromising electronic beats. Featuring unreleased tracks from Kevin Saunderson, The Advent, DJ 3000, Rob Gibson and T. Linder as well as fresh cutz from Joey Beltram, Substance & Vainquer, Jochem Paap (aka Speedy J), The Horrorist and many more, I Love Techno 2007 showcases the most upfront and forward thinking dancefloor techno, mixed in one live take from one of its biggest global pioneers. Dave Clarke is one of the most important techno and electro producer/DJs around. His cut up DJ sets are the stuff of legend, where the dancefloor is constantly kept on the edge as electro, techno, Chicago jack house, booty bass and leftfield sonics are spliced and diced with razor-sharp precision. His seminal productions which stream back to 1989 include the Red Series, early output for his own Magnetic North imprint, 'Compass,' 'Way of Life' and more recent albums such as 'Devil's Advocate' and 'Archive One'. So rightly so Dave Clarke remains one of the biggest techno names on the planet, either running tents or headlining the cream of the world's best festivals (Sonar, Glastonbury, Lowlands etc) and playing clubs and live gigs the world over. Dave Clarke currently resides both in the UK and Holland and has embraced the European way of life as much as they have welcomed him with open arms. He has even established his own weekly radio show on national Dutch radio station 3fm, Belgian national station Studio Brussels and Portuguese National Broadcaster Antenna 3 etc called 'White Noise' which showcases his eclectic taste for the alternative scene, both in and outside electronic music, with the occasional live broadcast (Sonar/Lowlands). His show is also available on the internet via the multi award winning Dutch portal 3voor12 and his collection of Remixes & Rarities that also came out on Music Man last year showcased the depth and range of artists that he has remixed and work with over the years (Gary Numan, The Chemical Brothers, Super Furry Animals, New Order, Leftfield, Depeche Mode, Fischerspooner and many more). From the brooding, rolling beats of Christian Smith and John Selway's set opening 'Coming Storm' to the more subtle rhythmic flow of Oliver Ho's Raudive project and Joris Voorn's unreleased remix of Kevin Saunderson's classic 'Bassline' to new releases from The Advent, Joey Beltram, Fastgraph and Radial Dave Clarke builds the energy up and down across 20 tracks, encompassing the various forms of what we call techno in 2007.

Ephel Duath

Future plans: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - EPHEL DUATH Issues Post-European Tour Report

EPHEL DUATH is currently working on material for its forthcoming album, which is expected to be released in the first half of 2008.

The Eternal

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - THE ETERNAL To Enter Studio In December

Fairmont

attention minimal techno fans ! New Fairmont album on Border Community

press release via FE email.

FAIRMONT: Coloured In Memory CD (BCR 020CD) : OUT 11/06/2007

This is the second full-length release by Fairmont (Jacob Fairley). Coloured In Memory is the best techno album since either Vitalic's OK Cowboy or Agoria's Blossom. Colured In Memory manages to combine forward-thinking techno with the vitality of the best modern pop. From early releases on Traum, Echochord, Kompakt and Dumb, Fairmont's understated techno has enjoyed a loyal following and critical acclaim amongst the cognoscenti. When Gazebo was released on Border Community in December of 2005, it became an instant classic, encouraging Jake to give the Fairmont sound a bigger focus, stretching minimal techno into the pop format rather than the experimental. It is perhaps these less-classifiably techno, more deviant moments where the album shines -- most memorably in the demented-surf-rock-electro of "Bikini Atoll," the heroin-drone-trance of "I Need Medicine," the mellow folk-hop of "Calm Before The Storm" and the straight-ahead pop of "Times Fool." "Mobula" continues Fairmont's quest for the perfect melodic techno song, "All Good Things" furthers his catalog of electronic gems, and "Flight Of The Albatross" feels new and fresh when put up against the uninspired minimal tools dominating the techno scene at the moment. With enough dancefloor cuts to please the DJs and enough listening tracks to pacify everyone else, Coloured In Memory is destined to be regarded as one of the most impressive Border Community releases to date.

Listen to tracks: MySpace.com - jake fairley/fairmont - Toronto, CA - Techno / Electro / Electronica - www.myspace.com/jakefairley

Octopus Project

mp3: stereogum: New Octopus Project - "Truck"

Primordial

Front Cover of the upcoming Primordial album To the Nameless Dead

Primordial - To the Nameless Dead

Sahg

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - SAHG's New Album Being Mixed By Former ANTHRAX Guitarist

SAHG's second album will be released before the end of the year via Regain Records.

Scorn

Gothtronic | News: Scorn Are Back with New Album

15 years since his debut and 5 since his last studio album: Mick Harris breaks the silence and delivers with 'Stealth' one of his most massive works so far. Staying faithful to his trademark sound, this corner-stone of a musician, constantly redefining the boundaries of electronic music, delivers here 8 salvoes of monumental bass, sparse dry beats and deep drones. Let it be heard: Scorn is back. Released on Ad Noiseam and available October 22nd, 2007.

STILLE OPPRÖR

Myspace.com Blogs:kkxrex MySpace Blog

STILLE OPPRÖR 2ND ALBUM FINALLY ON IT’S WAY!

Hell yeah it's true! We've been waiting for this for ages it seems, and we know there's plenty of you out there who's been waiting too, so while we're planning where/ when/ how etc regarding the release, we'll let ye know muy pronto for sure! The second coming of Chris Cederberg's (in the woods..., animal alpha, drawn) STILLE OPPRÖR, will be entitled "so2"

Ungdomskulen

From Norway Ungdomskulen release their debut album Cry Baby in October: soulseduction.com - ungdomskulen - cry baby

We once called it 'the sound of Steve Albini playing progrock disco'. That doesn't even come close - we've also seen words like Black Sabbath, Can, Frank Zappa, The Melvins, The Jesus Lizard, Sonic Youth, Fugazi, Public Image Ltd, The Fall and The Cure thrown around - but it's the best we can do right now.

Listen: MySpace.com - UNGDOMSKULEN - Post punk / Progressive / New Wave - www.myspace.com/ungdomskulen

# posted by DJ Martian 7:44 PM
  Danish Metal Awards 2007 - Nominations

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - SOILWORK, HATESPHERE, VOLBEAT, MNEMIC To Perform At DANISH METAL AWARDS

The nominees have been announced and they are as follows:

Metal Album of the Year:

ANUBIS GATE: Andromeda Unchained
VOLBEAT: Rock the Rebel / Metal the Devil
HATESPHERE: Serpent Smiles and Killer Eyes
THE PSYKE PROJECT: Apnea
MNEMIC: Passenger

Metal Debut of the Year:

DOWNLORD: Random Dictionary of the Damned
BOIL: Vessel
PITCHBLACK: Redesigned to Dislike
SPECTRAL MORTUARY: From Hate Incarnated

Metal Production of the Year:

ANUBIS GATE: Andromeda Unchained
VOLBEAT: Rock the Rebel / Metal the Devil
HATESPHERE: Serpent Smiles and Killer Eyes
THE PSYKE PROJECT: Apnea
MNEMIC: Passenger

Metal Cover of the Year:

WUTHERING HEIGHTS: The Shadow Cabinet
ANUBIS GATE: Andromeda Unchained
COMPOS MENTIS: Gehennesis
VOLBEAT: Rock the Rebel / Metal the Devil
HATESPHERE: Serpent Smiles and Killer Eyes

Metal Video of the Year:

AS WE FIGHT: "Annihilation"
HATESPHERE: "Drinking with the King of the Dead"
MERCENARY: "My World Is Ending"
THE PSYKE PROJECT: "I Get Paralyzed"
VOLBEAT: Radio Girl

International Metal Album of the Year:

MACHINE HEAD: The Blackening
DOWN: Over the Under
DEFTONES: Saturday Night Wrist
TYPE O NEGATIVE: Dead Again
NEUROSIS: Given to the Rising

# posted by DJ Martian 3:59 PM

Friday, September 28, 2007

  Mojo - New Issue

New issue of MOJO unfortunately features Liam Gallagher with a ridiculous new "Black Crowes / Reef" type haircut.

On sale: Now in the UK

issue including:

FREE CD: CIGARETTES & ALCOHOL
Music to drink and smoke by. Starring Gil Scott-Heron, Jerry Lee Lewis, Nina Simone and John Lee Hooker.

BLONDIE & THE A-Z OF NEW WAVE
30 years ago today, the world donned skinny ties, cranked up the nervy anxiety and – bingo! – punk begat new wave. Including: Blondie’s great pop moment, the disastrous second Stiff tour and the wonder of XTC. Plus: The Cars! By The Strokes!

# posted by DJ Martian 5:49 PM
  Music Links Roundup - Update - September 28th

Some links of interest:

Latest issue of Earplug [Issue 104] [they have yet to create a permanent URL for this issue!]

September 27 - October 10 Earplug is a twice-monthly email magazine, delivering a handpicked selection of news, sounds, videos, and original features to the international electronic-music community.

Norwegian artists going to NYC for CMJ: MIC Norway: CMJ Marathon With Norwegian Bands

Seven Norwegian bands will hit the CMJ stages this year. The bands come from all different parts of Norway, such as Ida Maria from up north and New Violators from Trondheim. The other artists to perform are Monomen, Bonk, Datarock (who are also going to perform in NY September 29) and Ungdomsskulen.

Pitchfork Feature: Guest List: The Go! Team


Artists

The Agonist

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - THE AGONIST: New E-Card Available

Burial

Name of new Burial album @ Hyperdub

HDBCD002 (November 2007)
Burial - 'Untrue'

Byzantine

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - BYZANTINE To Unveil Two New Songs Next Week

West Virginia's forward-thinking thrashers BYZANTINE will unveil two tracks from their upcoming album, "Oblivion Beckons", on the band's MySpace page on Monday, October 1. The CD is due out in early January 2008 through Prosthetic Records.

Clipd Beaks

interview: The FADER Magazine - Q A: Clipd Beaks

Dimmu Borgir

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - DIMMU BORGIR: 'The Sacrilegious Scorn' Video To Premiere This Friday

Keep of Kalessin

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - KEEP OF KALESSIN Enters Studio To Record New Album

The Mars Volta

confirmed for 2008: Decoymusic.com - Mars Volta album delayed - The Bedlam In Goliath, has been delayed to January, 28th, 2008

Negura Bunget

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - NEGURA BUNGET Signs With LUPUS LOUNGE

Oceansize

scenepointblank: Oceansize Post New Song

Primordial

Album release date confirmed: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - PRIMORDIAL: More 'To The Nameless Dead' Details Revealed

Irish dark metal masters PRIMORDIAL will release their sixth album, 'To The Nameless Dead', in Europe on November 19 via Metal Blade Records.

Raintime

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - RAINTIME: New E-Card Available

Ewan Pearson

interview: DJmag.com: 60 Seconds With...Ewan Pearson

# posted by DJ Martian 1:57 PM

Thursday, September 27, 2007

  Nominations for Norway's Alarmprisen

MIC Norway: Alarm nominees

Alarmprisen (The Alarm Awards) has published the list of nominees for this year’s awards, which will take place on October 27th. By moving the date from winter to autumn, the event, arguably Norway’s most important awards in the field of popular music, this time fathoms a record 20 month period. The prolonged timeline entails an expanded scope of eligible artists and the list is as follows:

alarmprisen.no

nominations for this year's Alarm Awards have been announced:

Rock

120 Days (120 days)
Big Bang (Too much yang)
My Midnight Creeps (Histamin)
King Midas (Sorry)
The Lionheart Brothers (Dizzi kiss)

Pop

Marit Larsen (Under the surface)
Rockettothesky (To sing you apple trees)
Superfamily (Warzava)
Magnet (the simple life)
Susanne Sundfør (Susanne Sundfør)

Metal

Dimmu Borgir (Insorte diaboli)
Satyricon (Now diabolical)
Audrey Horne (Le fol)
Mayhem (Ordo ad Chaou)
Keep of Kalessin (Armada)

Jazz

Supersilent (8)
Shining (Grindstone)
Håkon Kornstad (Singel Engine)
Tord Gustafssen Trio (Being there)
Hanne Hukkelberg (Rykerstrasse 68)

Electronica

Kim Hiorthøy (My last day)
Lindstrøm (It’s a feedelity affair)
Pleasure (Pleasure 2)
The Whitest boy alive (Dreams)
Bjørn Torske (Feil knapp)

Hip hop/Rap

el Axel (It is what it is)
Karpe Diem (Rett fra hjertet)
Darkside of the force (El dia de los puercos)
Tungtvann (Siste Skanse)
Samvirkelaget (Musikk)

Nykommer [Newcomer]

Susanne Sundfør
Moving Oos
Ida Maria
Rockettothesky
Elvira Nicolaisen

Live (journalists and the public have shortlisted 50/50)

Big Bang
Superfamily
King Midas
The Grand
Samvirkelaget

# posted by DJ Martian 9:08 PM
  Music Links Roundup - Update - September 27th

Some links of interest:

Exhuming the Esoteric - a superb music blog.

new Ulver reviewed: Exhuming the Esoteric: Ulver - Shadows of the Sun (2007)

Pitchfork Feature: Column: Show No Mercy includes an interview with Garm from Ulver

now on listen again: BBC - 6 Music - 6 Mix

22.09.07 - Felix Da Housecat and Mexican Institute of Sound DJ/Producer

Felix Da Housecat joins us in the 6 Mix alongside remixer Camilo Lara AKA Mexican Institute of Sound.

Last.fm news: TechCrunch UK - Blog Archive - Last.fm wants bands to use Web tools


Artists

Asrai

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - ASRAI To Release New Album In November

Season of Mist will release the third album from Dutch goth metallers ASRAI, entitled 'Pearls in Dirt', in Europe on November 12 (November 20 in the U.S.).

Ava Inferi

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - AVA INFERI Working On First-Ever Video

Portuguese metallers AVA INFERI have commenced work on their first-ever video. It will be a 3D animation for the upcoming album's opening track, 'Danca das Ondas'. The video is masterminded and directed by Rui Veiga who has previously worked with Robert Trujillo (METALLICA), among others.

Clipd Beaks

Clipd Beaks would appeal to fans of Liars

CMJ News Story: Clipd Beaks Take Flight

Oakland carnal art-punkers Clipd Beaks are heading out on a very extensive North American tour in support of their upcoming debut full-length, Hoarse Lords, out November 6 on Lovepump United.

Listen to new tracks: MySpace.com - CLIPD BEAKS - L.A. vs THE BAY, California - Psychedelic / Progressive / Thrash - www.myspace.com/clipdbeaks

Dam

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - DAM: 'The Difference Engine' E-Card Available

An e-card for the new album from the British extreme metal band DAM, entitled "The Difference Engine"

Dekadent

News update from Slovenian Progressive BM band Dekadent: The Official Dekadent Website

The Deliverance of the Fall draws near! / 11. 9. 2007
Yes, the release of our new full-length (double) album is really close now, as it is official to come out by this November. The audio part of the album is completely finished and currently it only has to go through the last finalizing procedures


I rate Dekadent in the top tier of avant-garde metal bands in Europe, find out why, listen: MySpace.com - Dekadent - Ljubljana - Black Metal - www.myspace.com/dekadentband

Diamond Head

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - DIAMOND HEAD: Classic Albums To Be Reissued With Bonus Tracks

Metal Mind Productions will reissue DIAMOND HEAD's classic albums from the early '80s — "Borrowed Time" (1982) and "Canterbury" (1983) — on October 15 as limited-edition digipacks (limited to 2,000 copies) featuring bonus tracks.

The Howling Wind

Profound Lore Records - THE HOWLING WIND - Complete Work On Debut Album

THE HOWLING WIND, the post-THRALLDOM venture conjured up by Killusion (also mastermind of UNEARTHLY TRANCE) have completed work on their debut album, entitled “Pestilence & Peril”...

listen: MySpace.com - the howling wind - Brooklyn / Portland - Black Metal / Death Metal / Experimental - www.myspace.com/thehowlingwind

Idiot Pilot

link to Idiot Pilot album stream: Idiot Pilot Launch Full-Album Stream for New Release - AbsolutePunk.net

Klone

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - France's KLONE Signs With SEASON OF MIST

French modern metal act KLONE has inked a deal with Season of Mist. The group's debut album, 'All Seeing Eye', will be released in Europe on February 18 and in the U.S. on February 26.

Letters Letters

Letters Letters - Letters Letters - Type Records

The debut album from the Montreal/Chicago trio of Mitchell Akiyama, Tony Boggs and Jenna Robertson. Sleazy no-wave pop music produced with a noise aesthetic - it's neon coloured and very wrong indeed.

listen to a track: MySpace.com - Letters Letters - Montreal, CA - Psychedelic - www.myspace.com/lettersletters

The Ocean

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - THE OCEAN: New Album Details Revealed

Berlin's THE OCEAN will release an extensive concept album, "Precambrian", on November 5 via Metal Blade Records

To Rococo Rot

To Rococo Rot Return With ABC123 Mini Album — News — AngryApe

The mighty To Rococo Rot make a welcome return on October 22nd with a brand new mini album on Domino.

Treponem Pal

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - Reunited TREPONEM PAL To Release New Album

Reunited French industrial metal pioneers TREPONEM PAL...have completed work on a brand new studio album, "Higher", tentatively due before the end of the year

MySpace.com - TREPONEM PAL - PARIS, FR - Industrial / Metal / Indie - www.myspace.com/treponempal

# posted by DJ Martian 12:36 AM

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

  Music Links Roundup - Update - September 26th

Some links of interest:

finally The Guardian [John Fordham] writes an Obituary for Richard Cook: Obituary: Richard Cook | Obituaries | Guardian Unlimited Music

As a jazz writer he managed to bring the elusive magic of the music he loved to life

Robert Wyatt on Freak Zone Show - BBC 6 Music

Now on listen again: BBC - 6 Music - Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone

The legendary Robert Wyatt popped by to talk about his new album, Comicopera.

Blogger, In League With Paton debates the flaws in Andrew Keen's culture assessment of web2.0 technologies: In League With Paton: Reports of the Death of Culture Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

I draw attention to this programme because of the presence of ‘Web guru’ Andrew Keen, who argues that various aspects of Web 2.0 (the Blogosphere, social networking websites, Wikipedia etc) are ‘killing our culture’ (whose culture specifically?)

SUBBA CULTCHA - UK based Music Webzine [No RSS feed though!] SUBBA CULTCHA - MUSIC REVIEWS, GIGS, DOWNLOADS, PODCAST, COMPETITIONS, GAMES, DVDS

by:Larm in Oslo - February 2008

Confirmation: MIC Norway: by:Larm in Oslo

The ever more important music convention by:Larm is breaking its inaugural promise never to opt for Oslo as a host city. In 2008 it will take place in the capital for the first time in its eleven years of existence.

Website: by:Larm - News 21st - 23rd February Oslo, Norway

Best Norwegian Albums Ever ... According to Norwegian Critics @ Nye Takter / Dagsavisen

Top 30 best Norwegian albums of all time according to Nye Takter critics

Nye Takter is a Norwegian music mag that started out in 1977 and has its 30th anniversary this year (although since 1989 they have been part of Oslo newspaper Dagsavisen, it must be added).

Forthcoming metal / rock albums release list: Way Too Loud! > Release Dates


Artists

Duran Duran

Duran Duran discuss working with Timbaland and Timberlake | News | NME.COM

Efterklang

INTERVIEW: EFTERKLANG The Dream Factory | themilkfactory

Nancy Elizabeth

Nancy Elizabeth Debut Album & UK Tour Dates Revealed — News — AngryApe

Led Zeppelin

New website for upcoming Led Zep compilation: Welcome! | The Mother Ship Is Coming

Available November 12, 2007, Atlantic Records/Rhino Entertainment will honor the Rock & Rock Hall of Famers with the release of Mothership, a 24-track, two-CD comprehensive collection that spans their illustrious career. All eight of the band's classic studio albums are represented here, with the tracks being personally selected by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones. Mothership includes landmark songs such as "Whole Lotta Love," "Immigrant Song," "Kashmir," "Rock And Roll," "Dazed And Confused," and "Stairway To Heaven." The set will also include new liner notes by famed rock writer David Fricke.

Orakle

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - ORAKLE Signs With HOLY RECORDS - expect an album in 2008.

French 'sophisticated black metal' band ORAKLE has signed a two-album deal with Holy Records.

myspace: MySpace.com - ORAKLE - Black Metal / Progressive / Experimental - www.myspace.com/orakleband

Orakle [Sounding like France's answer to Arcturus, even the singer sings in the style of Garm at times]

V:28

New Video: YouTube - V:28 - Shut It Down - Norwegian Industrial Black Metal


# posted by DJ Martian 12:09 AM

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

  Music Links Roundup - Update - September 25th

Some links of interest

London's Resonance FM has a new look website: Resonance FM — The Art of Listening

WOEBOT: Rough Trade on Brick Lane

They've done a very brave thing and opened a retail outlet when most shops are shutting down. But what exactly does the new Rough Trade look like?

Experimental music reviews: loop - Reviews

Virgin closes down digital music stores:

TechCrunch UK - Blog Archive - Virgin Digital downloads for the last time and PC World - Virgin Digital Shuts Down

2007 summer listening recap from T A P E: Soft's summer sure shots...

Below, a chart consisting of twenty tunes that have stood the test of a long summer's listening and palpably improved my life along the way. Some are as yet unreleased, some are old, some are re-issues, some are dancefloor-oriented, some are not.


Artists

Citay

New Citay album DEAD OCEANS: CITAY - Little Kingdom - due
November 6th

Dirty Projectors

Drowned in Sound - News - Dirty Projectors tour UK

October
15 London Cargo (w/ The Blow)
16 London Bardens Boudoir (w/ Castanets)
17 Manchester Academy 2 (w/ Battles + Prefuse 73)
18 Edinburgh Liquid Rooms (w/ Battles)
19 Newcastle Stage 2 (w/ Battles)

November
21 Bristol Louisiana
22 Dublin Whelans
23 Manchester KroBar
24 Glasgow Nice'N'Sleazy
25 Liverpool Stanley Theatre
26 Brighton The Hope

Stafraenn Hakon

Stafraenn Hakon UK Tour Dates Announced — News — AngryApe

October Tour Dates:

7th - Brighton, The Hope
9th - London, AC30 Club @ Industry
10th - Oxford, The Wheatsheaf
11th - Newcastle Upon Tyne, Star & Shadow Cinema
12th - Edinburgh, Hentry's Cellar Bar
13th - Bristol, The Cube Cinema
14th - Leeds, The Library

Jesus and Mary Chain

INDIEBLOGHEAVEN: Jesus and Mary Chain Add U.S. Dates

Kekal

news update: Kekal - Working On New Material - Metal Storm

Liars

interview: Pitchfork Feature: Interview: Liars

Underworld

New Underworld video for Crocodile track:



YouTube URL: YouTube - Underworld - Crocodile

# posted by DJ Martian 12:22 AM

Monday, September 24, 2007

  Uncut - New Issue

New issue of Uncut magazine features Robert Plant on the front cover. [On sale later this week in the UK.]

FREE Acid Folk CD - COMPILED BY DEVENDRA BANHART

# posted by DJ Martian 6:13 PM
  Insomnia Festival 2007



Latest update for the Insomnia Festival

When: October 11th - 13th
Where: TROMSØ, Northern Norway

What: Europe's coolest Autumn electronic music festival.

Insomnia Festival is a festival for future music and techno culture. Future music is our own tag to define innovative electronic music created in our time and society based on the will to explore what will come.

Where: Tromsø, Northern Norway [that's inside the Arctic Circle !] take a look at the stunning backdrop of TROMSØ: Destinasjon TROMSØ - The Gateway to the Arctic

About: Information

Tromsø is renowned for breeding innovative artists within the electronica genre. The Insomnia Festival seeks to continue the creative energy this has given rise to.

Insomnia is a festival for electronic music – which means music created with electronic contraptions. The genre is wide enough to cover music ranging from introverted artists hiding behind their computers to crowd pleasing acts, which might not even be suspected to be electronic music. The creative process within the genre is as varied as the music itself, and the festival hopes to sample a variety of it.


Artist announced so far: Insomnia festival - Artists including artist profiles:


Fear Falls Burning (Antwerpen)

Reactable (Barcelona)

Sir Alice (Paris)

Veliotis/Kaasbøll/Duch (Athen, Trondheim)

Andy Moor/Yannis Kyriakides (Amsterdam)

Finn The Giant (Malmø)

Håkon Kornstad (Oslo)

Joakim & The Ectoplasmic Band (Paris)

Moder Jords Massiva (Stockholm)

Diskjokke & Vinny Villbass (Oslo)

DJ Friendly

Thomas Danger (Bergen)

120 Days (Kristiansund)

Monomen (Sørumsand)

Bjørn Torske (Tromsø)

Jan Jelinek (Berlin)

Notic Nastic (New York/Berlin)

Daniel Meteo (Berlin)

Apparat (Berlin)

Doc. L. Junior (Tromsø)

BinärPilot (Bodø)

Doctor kataztrofa (Finnsnes)

Insomniafestival - Program

# posted by DJ Martian 5:37 PM

Sunday, September 23, 2007

  Music Links Roundup - Update - September 23rd

Some links of interest:

New issue of ROCK-A-ROLLA MAGAZINE

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

ISSUE 11 OUT NOW! FEATURING:

SUPERSONIC, INPUT AND GREEN MAN FESTIVAL SPECIAL, MICHAEL GIRA, HIGH ON FIRE, QUI, ORTHODOX, LOAD RECORDS, EYVIND KANG, ODD NOSDAM, LES SAVY FAV, CHROME HOOF, WALTER & SABRINA plus loads of album reviews, live action, news and much more.

Natalie Curtis on Joy Division Film

'Suddenly the reality hit me' | Features | Guardian Unlimited Film

How does it feel to watch the life and death of your father being re-enacted on film? Natalie Curtis, daughter of Joy Division singer, Ian Curtis, went on set, camera in hand, to find out

Dubstep in the media: dubstepforum.com :: View topic - Press Articles about dubstep

Music blogs: Music Blog Round-up | MetaFilter

Projekt label Compilation: Projekt: darkwave - 'PROJEKT200'

two interesting 1980s albums lists:

[releases] 1980-1989 industrial/experimental albums - chronological (in progress) - Rate Your Music - A list by tb808

A few hundred reasons to love 1980s - Rate Your Music - A list by levgan

Screamfest 07 in Norway

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - THRONE OF KATARSIS Confirmed For Norway's SCREAMFEST

Norwegian black metallers THRONE OF KATARSIS have been confirmed for the first annual Screamfest, set to take place November 2-3 at Betong in Oslo, Norway. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

AFTER FOREVER
AUDREY HORNE
BLOOD RED THRONE
BREED
DIAMONDOG
FUNERAL
GOTHMINISTER
GROUND ZERO SYSTEM
KATATONIA
SAHG
SAMAEL
SIRENIA
THRONE OF KATARSIS
TRIOSPHERE
VOLBEAT
VREID


Artists

Claro Intelecto

So a new album is on the way: Welcome to Rough Trade Shops: Claro Intelecto

so here it is, the first tantalising taster from claro intelecto's forthcoming 'metanarrative' album

Novembre

Italian Atmospheric Metal band Novembre announce a new album: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - NOVEMBRE: New Album Details Revealed - Blue - November 5th on Peaceville Records.

Novembre - The Blue

Paradise Lost

New video: YouTube - Paradise Lost - Praise Lamented Shade

Scarpoint

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - SCARPOINT Prepares To Release Debut Album

"The Silence We Deserve", via Blind Prophecy Records

Japan: October 10, 2007
Europe: October 22, 2007
North America: November 6, 2007

MySpace.com - Scarpoint - Stockholm, SE - Metal / Death Metal / Hardcore - www.myspace.com/scarpoint

Siousxie

interview: BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Punk icon Siouxsie stands alone

For the first time in a career spanning more than 30 years, legendary punk musician Siouxsie Sioux has made a solo album.

Woods of Ypres

Bravewords.com > News: WOODS OF YPRES - New Song Available

myspace: Woods Of Ypres

# posted by DJ Martian 9:57 PM

Saturday, September 22, 2007

  Video: Pink Industry - What I Wouldn't Give

A blast from the past ! Pink Industry from 1985 with one of the finest tracks of the 1980s: What I Wouldn't Give

dreamy, atmospheric, sensual, evoking hauntology as Jayne Casey the female vocalist of Pink Industry dreams of Morrissey

atmospheric avant-garde-dubby-darkwave-dreampop brilliance



YouTube URL: YouTube - Pink Industry - What I Wouldn't Give

Lyrics: Pink Industry - What I Wouldn't Give

Oh!What I wouldn't give to feel your presence here!...
There's my Smiths tapes you never wanted to hear,
Throw them away,Morrisey in a bin,
If It would bring you back again.

There's my perfumed garden that scares you to death
Live it burried at the end of the bed
I'd compromise if it meant having some of your time.

You mean love does not last forever
But we doubt it all the time
When you're in love you've got to believe it's for the rest of your life.
I've got a pain inside,
It cuts like a knife,cuts like a knife

Oh!What I wouldn't give to feel your presence here!...

Oh! I wouldn't bring your dinner at eight
For a domestic life this the wrong place.
But I would touch so sweet,if you dare.
Feel the power of the earth and the air.

Oh! What I wouldn't give to feel your presence here!...

# posted by DJ Martian 6:38 PM

Friday, September 21, 2007

  Music Links Roundup - Update - September 21st

Some links of interest:

Ric Blaxill has left 6 Music: Broadcastnow.co.uk - Blaxill quits BBC Radio 6 Music

BBC to launch new music show 'Sounds' | News | NME.COM - new show on TV to feature new and upcoming bands.

Reviews of the new Dave Jennings book: Net, Blogs and Rock'n'Roll: Reviews A book and a blog about digital discovery of music and entertainment

buy: [published September 24th] Amazon.co.uk: Net, Blogs and Rock 'n' Roll: How Digital Discovery Works and What It Means for Consumers, Creators and Culture: Books: David Jennings

analysis by glenn mcdonald using Encyclopaedia Metallum data: empath

empath is a similarity analysis of the 50,000 heavy-metal bands listed in the Encyclopaedia Metallum (as of 18 September 2007), based solely on overlap of positive reviewers. Similarity is thresholded at an asymmetrically-weighted score of 0.02 from an overlap of at least 2 voters, and bands with no such similarity are omitted (1330 qualify). Long lists are capped at 30. The band-names in the index are sized by the sum-product of each band's similarity scores and overlap counts.

Mixmag goes ACID crazy

New issue of mixmag features an acid music special with free CD

This month sees your dance music bible celebrate '20 Years of Acid House’ as our cover feature investigates how one sound changed the world

Wichita Recordings profiled Drowned in Sound - Features - Label Focus #10: Wichita Recordings

Touch label celebrates 25 Years with atmospheres festival in London

| atmospheres |: "The Atmospheres Festival takes place in London, from Monday October 22nd to Friday October 26th 2007. Tickets can be purchased here for individual days or as a festival pass for the 3 days hosted by Touch here."

including:

Programme:

2000 Jacob Kirkegaard plays…
2030 ROSY PARLANE
2110 PHILIP JECK
2150 Jacob Kirkegaard plays…
2220 CHRISTIAN FENNESZ
2250 Jacob Kirkegaard plays…
2310 C M von HAUSSWOLFF
2330 TOUCH 25
0000 fin


Artists

[box]

MySpace.com - [box] - DK - www.myspace.com/boxmusicproject

[box] new international improvised music supergroup features Ståle Storløkken from Supersilent - New album next year on Rune Grammofon.

Raoul Björkenheim - guitar, Trevor Dunn - bass, Ståle Storløkken - keyboards/electronics, Morgan Ågren - drums

Michael Brook

Michael Brook has a new album that will be released next month titled: Bell Curve

MySpace.com - Michael Brook - Hollywood Hills, California - Progressive - www.myspace.com/michaelbrook

Charalambides

New Album: DOTSHOP.SE - Charalambides: Houston

Stark & haunting inner-mind probe minimalist psychedelia, electro-acoustics, piano and pain-numbing, beautiful vocals

Kranky (KRANK113CD) October 30th, 2007

Anna Järvinen

New Album: DOTSHOP.SE - Anna Järvinen: Jag Fick Feeling

Häpna (H38CD)
October 3rd, 2007

Susanna

Now on myspace, Susanna is one of the finest contemporary female vocalists: MySpace.com - Susanna - Oslo - Alternative / Folk / Minimalist - www.myspace.com/susannasonata

Pitchfork also feature Susanna Pitchfork Forkcast: New Music: Susanna: "Home Recording" [MP3/Stream]

# posted by DJ Martian 2:04 PM
  Video: Superfamily - Warszawa

Norwegian art-pop-rockers Superfamily have a new video for the title track of their 2007 album Warszawa:



YouTube URL: YouTube - Superfamily - Warszawa

For Americans, Avi @ it's a trap is now stocking the new Superfamily album:

Superfamily - Warszawa (CD) | CD | .: it's a trap! mailorder

Quite possibly the very best Norwegian indie album of 2007! This is a band that deserves to be huge.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:41 PM
  2007 Music Lists Update

My 2007 Albums A - Z tracking list on rateyourmusic.com has been updated. Now featuring 1618 releases.

2007 A - Z Albums Tracking List - a starting guide to new & forthcoming album releases

Also updated:

2007 Autumn Albums [300 Albums]

2007 Summer Albums [283 Albums]

2007 Expected

Artists that are expected to release new albums in 2007 - awaiting announcements of album titles and release dates. [No doubt most will be delayed till 2008 ! - any that have been confirmed as 2008 releases will be removed from this list.]

# posted by DJ Martian 1:33 PM

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

  Music Links Roundup - Update - September 19th

Some links of interest:

music blogs to check:
Fiends applaud, the gore is over…
FUTURE SOUNDS

microsite to celebrate 40 years of radio 1: BBC - Radio 1 - Established 1967

Artists

Code

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - CODE To Support SHINING In London

also reminder: CODE's follow-up to 'Nouveau Gloaming' will be released next year on Tabu Recordings.

Crippled Black Phoenix

tour announced: Crippled Black Phoenix Ready UK And Ireland Tour — News — AngryApe

Dead Kennedys

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - DEAD KENNEDYS: Greatest-Hits Collection Due Next Month

Disrupt

new album: DOTSHOP.SE - Disrupt: Foundation Bit

Heavy heavy pixelated Dubstep meets diehard 70s roots aesthetics. Deep frontal lobe vibrating bass warning

Werk (WERKCD004)
October 15th, 2007

Helrunar

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - HELRUNAR: New Album Details Revealed

German pagan black metallers HELRUNAR will release their new album, 'Baldr Ok Íss', on October 29 via Lupus Lounge.

Icarus

“Freetronica” duo Icarus out with new album named after the island “Sylt” | Eardrums Music

The fine Danish label Rump Recordings will release the English electronica duo ICARUS‘ new album 'Sylt', the duo’s first Icarus-release since the acclaimed 'I Tweet The Birdy Electric', released on Leaf in 2004.

Isis

Decoymusic.com - Isis Plan 10yr Anniversary Shows

Isis are lining up some East and West Coast shows in celebration of their 10 years of existence.

Nov 01st New York, NY - The Fillmore

Nov 15th Vancouver, BC - Richard's On Richards

Nov 20th West Hollywood, CA - The Troubadour

More dates are still being confirmed.


Ministry

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - MINISTRY: Entire 'The Last Sucker' Album Available For Streaming

Murcof

Coming up this week: PostEverything: News: MURCOF mix on BBC Radio 1

Fernando Corona has created a mix for Mary Anne Hobbs' experimental show on Radio 1. The show goes out on Friday morning, September 21, at 0200-0400

Onur Özer

RA: Onur Özer releases Kaşmir. Music News

Kaşmir by Onur Özer will be released on Vakant on October 22nd, 2007.

Reverbaphon

New album due in November: Reverbaphon "Get This and This and This and This and Here and"

Reverbaphon returns with a brand new album that delves once again into experimental avant rock infused with highly innovative use of hardware samplers and FX. Drawing influences from all corners of the globe Reverbaphon illustrates that his immutable style is one of complete freedom of expression.

Sawako

DOTSHOP.SE - Sawako: Madoromi

Anticipate (ANTICIPATE003CD)
October 15th, 2007

Supersilent

Cargorecords.co.uk: Supersilent - 8 - October 8th release date for the UK.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:21 PM

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

  Music Links Roundup - Update - September 18th

Some links of interest:

music blog: Music From Denmark

Mixlister - A website for creating, sharing and organizing playlists of music.

BBC Four, Friday 21st September 2007: BBC - Music - Factory

Factory - The rise and fall of the most influential and successful independent record label in British rock music history.

Peter Gabriel is not just music for your dad | Music | Guardian Unlimited Music

The lead singer of Editors, Tom Smith, tells us about some of the songs that mean the most to him, from tour mates the National to his ex-label mates Prefab Sprout to Bruce Springsteen

Artists

Beirut

DOTSHOP.SE - Beirut: The Flying Club Cup

New Beirut album. So so so darn good! Recorded by A Hawk & A Hacksaw and Final Fantasy (at Arcade Fire's studio). Fantastic!

4AD (CAD2732CD)
October 1st, 2007

Commix

New electronic spacey liquid funk drum n bass album from Commix: Drum & Bass Arena :: News: "Commix's 'Call To Mind' LP"

released: On October 8th: Sisterray - COMMIX - CALL TO MIND [METALHEADZ]

Listen: MySpace.com - Commix - Cambridge, UK - Drum & Bass - www.myspace.com/commix

Fink

DOTSHOP.SE - Fink: Distance & Time

Criminally unknown urban soul from British soulster Fink. Elegant and under-the skin, that deserves to be a household name.

Ninja Tune (ZENCD136X) October 1st, 2007

Men Among Animals

DOTSHOP.SE - Men Among Animals: Bad Times, All Gone

Tapete Records (TR107CD)
September 24th, 2007

Bad Times, All Gone' is Danish quartet Men Among Animals' debut album. The style is sorta pop-psychedelia with emphasis on strong melodies and the element of surprise – in arrangement as in composition. References to the Beach Boys, Beatles, Os Mutantes, Flaming lips, Animal Collective, Mazarin and many others can be found if you look hard enough, but the main goal of Men Among Animals is to stay their own in sound and style.

myspace: MySpace.com - Men Among Animals - DK - Indie / Psychedelic / Pop - www.myspace.com/menamonganimals

Pluramon

DOTSHOP.SE - Pluramon: The Monstrous Surplus

Dreamy atmospheric enigmatic rainy melancholic beautiful sophisticated pop songs. Pluramon.

Karaoke Kalk (KALKCD42)
October 1st, 2007

Alexander Turnquist

DOTSHOP.SE - Alexander Turnquist: Faint at the Loudest Hour

"Raga" guitar music, long, modal compositions and hypnotic overtone play.

VHF (VHF107CD)
September 24th, 2007

myspace: MySpace.com - alexander turnquist - New York - Visual / Minimalist - www.myspace.com/alexanderturnquist

Venetian Snares

DOTSHOP.SE - Venetian Snares: My Downfall

Planet Mu (ZIQ199CD) October 15th, 2007

# posted by DJ Martian 12:07 AM

Monday, September 17, 2007

  THE WIRE 25: Programme of Events Announced

just announced via email: THE WIRE 25

THE WIRE 25

A month long season of new music events celebrating The Wire magazine's
25th birthday


Featuring: Boredoms > Michael Gira > Matmos > The Soft Pink Truth >
Strategy Reanimator > Lydia Lunch > Pymathon > Tomutonttu > Kode9 > The
Bug > Skull Disco > Rafael Toral > Trapist > Bernhard Günter > Terre
Thaemlitz > Anthony Pateras > Tim Hecker > Aki Onda > Tina Frank > Gary
Smith > Sunny Murray > John Tchicai > Han Bennink > Spring Heel Jack >
Sonny Simmons > Tight Meat > Jooklo Duo > Christian Marclay > Polly Shang
Kuan Band > Axolotl > JG Thirlwell > Blevin Blectum > Vicki Bennett >
Jackie-O Motherfucker > Mark Webber's Cinema For The Eyes And Ears and
more

26 October - 22 November 2007 at venues across London

The programme includes live performances, film screenings, studio
workshops and features a number of premieres, new collaborations, and events
specially created for THE WIRE 25.

A high profile collection of artists will take part, including
BOREDOMS, who present an exclusive 'in-the-round' performance of 'V∞redoms',
performed for the first time outside of their native Japan, alongside an
acoustic set by Young Gods label owner and former Swans front man,
MICHAEL GIRA; a sit-down performance by US electronica duo MATMOS,
celebrated for their use of sampling unconventional sounds and objects - from
amplified crayfish nerve tissue, the pages of bibles turning, chin
implant surgery and rat cages; a unique coming together of free jazz and
Improv pioneers SUNNY MURRAY, JOHN TCHICAI, HAN BENNINK with SPRING HEEL
JACK; a METADUB SPECIAL featuring a selection of key players from the
fringes of London's dubstep scene, including live performances by KODE9
with SPACEAPE, THE BUG plus MCs and SKULL DISCO's Shackleton; a rare
opportunity to see American saxophonist Sonny Simmons performing with
young British free jazz disciples Tight Meat; two concerts
curated by London promoters [NO.SIGNAL], including a programme of new
Finnish psych-folk with LAU NAU and TOMUNTONTU and a night of Euro space
jazz with TRAPIST, RAFAEL TORAL with ROGER TURNER and the first
performance of KLANGSTAUB (Bernard GUNTER and Gary SMITH); and a Noise/avant
rock all-dayer curated by London promoters UPSET THE RHYTHM and
featuring JACKIE-O MOTHERFUCKER, AXOLOTL and POLLY SHANG KUAN
BAND.

Alongside this selection of live music performances is an array of
events which cross over into other art forms and encourage debate around
the role and contexts of experimental music and sound production,
including ATLANTIC WAVES'S weekend of audio-visual collaborations featuring
performances by TERRE THAEMLITZ, TIM HECKER, AKI ONDA and a host of
others; LYDIA LUNCH's UK premiere of her biopic Video Hysteries, complete
with a Q&A from the infamous NYC performance artist and musician,
followed by a rare performance of her new piece Hangover Hotel; a series of
film programmes curated by Mark Webber (LUX, London Film Festival),
starting with CINEMA FOR THE EYES AND EARS, a programme of shorts chosen
from the LUX archives charting the historical intersection of avant garde
music and film, followed by two further programmes of London premieres
of new work, including A BALLAD WITH GENESIS P-ORRIDGE AND LADY JAYE
(dir Marie Losier, 2007) and more; a one-off collaboration between
the acclaimed UK choreographer CHARLES LINEHAN and the UK sound artist
RICHARD SKELTON (aka HARLASSEN); the London premiere of artist
CHRISTIAN MARCLAY's SCREEN PLAY, a video piece and live performance featuring
three musical ensembles who will in turn create a live performance from
the same video score; 96 GILLESPIE GALLERY's exhibition of artwork and
sculpture by The Wire's resident cartoonist and illustrator SAVAGE
PENCIL; while in THE SOUND OF THE EXQUISITE CORPSE, HEX OUT TAPES invite
you to drop into their temporary studio and play along with a library of
existing tracks by musicians such as JOHN WIESE, C SPENCER YEH, DYLAN
NYOUKIS, VICE COOLER, KAREN CONSTANCE, BRACE PAIN and others in order to
create your own tape. No experience necessary for this drop-in studio
workshop.

-----------------------------

FULL LISTINGS

LIVE
Friday 26th October, 8pm
THE WIRE 25: BOREDOMS present 'V00redoms' in-the-round + MICHAEL GIRA
Assembly Hall, Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, London, EC1V 9LT
£15
* go to http://www.ticketweb.co.uk

LIVE
Saturday 27th October, 8pm
THE WIRE 25: SOFT PINK TRUTH + STRATEGY + REANIMATOR + SOUL JAZZ DJS
The Rocket, 166 – 220 Holloway Road, London, N7 8DB
£8
* go to http://www.ticketweb.co.uk

DROP-IN STUDIO WORKSHOP
Sunday 28th October, Sunday 4th November, Sunday 11th November, Sunday
18th November, 2pm–6pm (performances at 5:30pm)
THE WIRE 25: THE SOUND OF THE EXQUISITE CORPSE (Hosted by Hex Out
Tapes)
Toynbee Studios, Studio 5, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 6AB
Free entry
* go to http://www.myspace.com/hexouttapes

LIVE
Sunday 28th October, 8pm
THE WIRE 25: MATMOS + LAUB
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 7LJ
£12
* go to http://www.ticketweb.co.uk

LIVE
Monday 29th October, 8pm
THE WIRE 25 In association with RESONANCE 104.4 FM:
RESONANCE RADIO ORCHESTRA: UNDERGROUND 1
Basement, Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport Street, WC2
£5
* go to http://www.resonancefm.com

FILM
Tuesday 30th October, 8pm
THE WIRE 25: CINEMA FOR THE EYES AND EARS
Classic experimental short films curated by Mark Webber
Roxy Bar & Screen, 128-132 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1LB
Free entry
* go to http://www.roxybarandscreen.com

LIVE AND FILM
Thursday 1st November, 7.30pm
THE WIRE 25: LYDIA LUNCH: AN EVENING AT THE HANGOVER HOTEL
St Giles-in-the-Fields, 60 St Giles High Street, London, WC2H 8LG
£8
* go to http://www.ticketweb.co.uk

LIVE
Saturday 3rd November, 7pm
THE WIRE 25: CHARLES LINEHAN DANCE COMPANY with HARLASSEN + JOHN WALL
with L GAMBLE + MORE TBC
Council Chamber, Finsbury Town Hall, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RP
£8
* go to http://www.ticketweb.co.uk

LIVE
Sunday 4th November, 7pm
THE WIRE 25 in association with NO.SIGNAL:
PYMATHON + TOMUNTONTTU (JAN ANDERZEN) + LAU NAU + KUUPUU
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 7LJ
£8
* go to http://www.ticketweb.co.uk
* go to http://www.no-signal.net/wire25

LIVE
Monday 5th November, 8pm
THE WIRE 25 In association with RESONANCE 104.4 FM:
RESONANCE RADIO ORCHESTRA: UNDERGROUND 2
Basement, Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport Street, WC2
£5
* go to http://www.resonancefm.com

LIVE
Friday 9th, Saturday 10th, Sunday 11th November, 7:30pm
THE WIRE 25 in association with ATLANTIC WAVES, London International
Festival Of Exploratory Music: Terre Thaemlitz, ErikM, Anthony Pateras,
Tim Hecker, Aki Onda, Tina Frank and more
ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts), The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH
020 7930 3647
£15
* go to http://www.ica.org.uk
* go to http://thewireconduit.c.topica.com/maahSD7abBikjb3KwuTb/

EXHIBITION
Saturday 10th November to Sunday 9th December (open Thurs-Sun), 2-6pm
THE WIRE 25 in association with 96 GILLESPIE GALLERY:
SAVAGE PENCIL: NEW DRAWINGS, SCULPTURE, PRIMER ILLUSTRATIONS
96 Gillespie, 96 Gillespie Road, London, N5 1LN
020 7503 3496
Free entry
* go to http://www.96gillespie.com

LIVE
Monday 12th November, 8pm
THE WIRE 25: SUNNY MURRAY + JOHN TCHICAI + HAN BENNINK with SPRING HEEL
JACK + ORPHY ROBINSON + JOHN EDWARDS
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1
£12
* go to http://www.ticketweb.co.uk

FILM
Tuesday 13th November, 8pm
THE WIRE 25: THE ROAD TO WHO KNOWS WHERE:
THE SECRET APOCALYPTIC LOVE DIARIES (dir Enid Baxter Blader, 2007) +
FOGGY MOUNTAINS BREAKDOWN MORE THAN NON-FOGGY MOUNTAINS (dir Jessie
Stead, 2006)
Films curated by Mark Webber
Roxy Bar & Screen, 128-132 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1LB
Free entry
* go to http://www.roxybarandscreen.com

LIVE
Thursday 15th November, 9pm
THE WIRE 25: META DUB SPECIAL: KODE9 & SPACEAPE + THE BUG & MCS + SKULL
DISCO (SHACKLETON LIVE + APPLEBLIM DJ)
Plastic People, 147-149 Curtain Road, London, EC2
£8
* go to http://www.ticketweb.co.uk

LIVE
Saturday 17th November, 7pm
THE WIRE 25 in association with NO.SIGNAL: RAFAEL TORAL'S SPACE PROJECT
with ROGER TURNER + TRAPIST + KLANGSTAUB (GARY SMITH & BERNHARD GÜNTER)
+
BO WIGET & LUIGI ARCHETTI
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 7LJ
£10
* go to http://www.ticketweb.co.uk
* go to http://www.no-signal.net/wire25

LIVE
Sunday 18th November, 3pm
THE WIRE 25 in association with UPSET THE RHYTHM: JACKIE-O MOTHERFUCKER
+
POLLY SHANG KUAN BAND + AXOLOTL + THE SOUND OF THE EXQUISITE CORPSE +
PUMAJAW
+ WISE BLOOD + more TBA
Cargo, 83 Rivington Street, Kingsland Viaduct, London EC2A 3AY
£8
* go to http://www.ticketweb.co.uk
* go to http://www.upsettherhythm.co.uk

LIVE
Monday 19th November, 8pm
THE WIRE 25: SONNY SIMMONS with TIGHT MEAT + JOOKLO DUO
Red Rose, 129 Seven Sisters Road, London, N7 7QG
£8
* go to http://www.ticketweb.co.uk

FILM
Tuesday 20th November, 8pm
THE WIRE 25: EXTRAORDINARY LIVES:
BOGMAN PALMJAGUAR (dir Luke Fowler, 2007) + A BALLAD WITH GENESIS
P-ORRIDGE AND LADY JAYE (dir Marie Losier, 2007)
Films curated by Mark Webber
Roxy Bar & Screen, 128-132 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1LB
Free entry
* go to http://www.roxybarandscreen.com

FILM & PERFORMANCE
Thursday 22nd November, 8pm
THE WIRE 25: CHRISTIAN MARCLAY'S SCREEN PLAY
Trio I: Vicki Bennett, Ergo Phizmiz
Trio II: Steve Beresford, John Butcher, Roger Turner
Trio III: Blevin Blectum, JG Thirlwell, Janine Rostron
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 7LJ
£12
* go to http://www.ticketweb.co.uk

-----------------------------

# posted by DJ Martian 10:24 PM
  The Wire - New Issue

New issue of The Wire features Robert Wyatt on the front cover.


# posted by DJ Martian 10:18 PM
  Branson sells Virgin Megastores - to be rebranded as Zavvi

Breaking news this morning: BBC NEWS | Business | Branson sells Virgin music stores

Sir Richard Branson has sold his UK chain of Virgin record stores to a group of senior staff at the business.

Virgin's 125 UK and Irish Megastores to be rebranded as Zavvi by November.

Zavvi it sounds like an Italian Clothes store !

Virgin Megastores UK : DVD, Music, Games & Books with Free Delivery!

# posted by DJ Martian 1:44 PM

Sunday, September 16, 2007

  Music Links Roundup - Update - September 16th

Some links of interest:

metal blog: METAL CHARGE

electronic / experimental release recommendations for September: forcefeed.org: New Releases: September 2007


Artists

Aarktica

2 new tracks from the upcoming Aarktica album titled Matchless: MySpace.com - Aarktica - Encinitas, California - Indie / Shoegaze / Down-tempo - www.myspace.com/aarktica

press release: Myspace.com Blogs:aarktica MySpace Blog

Anne Marie Almedal

New album: MySpace.com - Anne Marie Almedal - Kristiansand, NO - Alternative / Pop - www.myspace.com/annemariealmedal

Anne Marie Almedal´s album "The Siren and The Sage" (+47/Warner Music) released in Norway 10 Sep 2007.

Amesoeurs

MySpace.com - AMESOEURS - Avignon, FR - Post punk / New Wave / Black Metal - www.myspace.com/amesoeurs [they have also added another track on myspace from their superb 2006 ep]

Amesoeurs is currently writing songs for their full-lenght album and hope to begin the recording early 2008.

Anaal Nathrakth

Bravewords.com > News: ANAAL NATHRAKH - New Song Available

Cranes

2 album reissues on September 17th: Cranes News

We are happy to let you know the Cranes albums, Wings of Joy (1991) and Forever (1993) are to be re-issued by Cherry Red records in the UK as part of their 'influential albums' collection of re-issues. The CD's contain new sleeve-notes and photos plus seven additional rare tracks from the period on each CD.

Between the Buried and Me

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

Caribou

Caribou London gig: EYOE / Eat Your Own Ears - EVENTS: TUE 27TH, NOVEMBER CARIBOU PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS

The Departure

The Departure: Massive uk Tour! Nightlife Reviews, Interviews, What's On Guides and Listings

The as-yet-untitled new album will be released early next year

Listen to 2 new tracks: MySpace.com - THE DEPARTURE - Northampton - Indie / Alternative / New Wave - www.myspace.com/thedeparturemusic

Destroyalldreamers

New album announced: Myspace.com Blogs:destroyalldreamers MySpace Blog

Our second full-length, 'Wish I Was All Flames', is coming out October 23rd on Where Are My Records.

listen to 2 tracks: MySpace.com - Destroyalldreamers - Montreal, CA - Shoegaze / Ambient / Indie - www.myspace.com/destroyalldreamers

Digitonal

News update: Digitonal.com news

As the eagle eyed may have spotted if they've looked at the About section lately, there have been some changes within the band lately. Callum Macmillan has seen his glittering career in broadcast graphics and effects get frankly ridiculously busy lately and since we're gearing up to finish our new album, we've decided to part company for now. In his place we've drafted in Josh Docherty from our brothers Posthuman who will be taking on Cal's beatsmithing role and putting his hand in for some of the album production.

Dr. Arthur Krause

Swedish goth rockers that sound exactly like The Sisters of Mercy: Dr. Arthur Krause

One of Sweden's finest goth rockers, Dr. Arthur Krause, have spent the majority of 2006 and the early parts of 2007 in the studio and are now ready to release their second album, "When Love is Dead". As an apetizer they release "The Lake EP". The EP holds two versions of "The Lake", one of the strongest tracks on the fortcoming album, and two songs exclusive to this release. The EP will be available as a download only.

listen: MySpace.com - Dr Arthur Krause - Gothenburg, SE - Gothic / New Wave / Rock - www.myspace.com/drarthurkrause

High Contrast

Press release for album due October 1st from Welsh drum n bass artist High Contrast: Hospital Records: High Contrast - Tough Guys Don't Dance

Lars Horntveth

News update: MySpace.com - Lars Horntveth - oslo - Electronica / Classical / Experimental - www.myspace.com/larshorntveth

09.10.2007 Hi. Lot´s of nice stuff happening these days. Today I´m working with the final mix for my new album(still untitled). I´ve been working with this album on and off about a year. It is recorded in a church/studio in Riga with 41 musicians from the Latvian national symphony orchestra. Overdubs and mixing/editing has been done in Duper studio with Jørgen Træen and my own Pooka studio. The album consist of one track ticking out on 38 minutes. I think the prog heads will be satisfied, hehe.

Junius

News update: Junius Finishes Album - AbsolutePunk.net

is presently putting the finishing touches on their forthcoming album, tentatively titled The Martyrdom of A Catastrophist.

myspace: MySpace.com - junius [new 7" now available!] - Boston, Massachusetts - Indie / Rock / Progressive - www.myspace.com/junius

Kelley Polar

News update: KELLEY POLAR

08.27.07: New Album The new album is finished and will be released February 2008 on Environ. More news soon.

Satellite

Polish progressive art rock band, Satellite: ProgressiveWorld.net - Satellite Returns With New Album - Into The Night due on Metal Mind on 5th November 2007 (Europe)

MySpace.com - Satellite - PL - Progressive / Rock - www.myspace.com/satellitepoland

Saturation Point

Bristol post-rock guitar band: Cargorecords.co.uk: Saturation Point - “3”

Theirs is not the staple quiet-loud post rock dynamic; instead textured guitars cascade over liquid bass and sharp polyrhythms meandering fluidly. Moody, episodic, violent and reflective, their music is a calling card from a band who want to come round to your place, redesign your furniture, paint the walls green and then blow your windows out.

Label: Very Friendly
Release Date: 24 September 2007

Listen: MySpace.com - Saturation Point - Bristol, UK - Alternative / Other / Christian Rap - www.myspace.com/thesaturationpoint

Screaming for Emily

MySpace.com - Screaming for Emily - Asbury Park, New Jersey - Alternative / Gothic - www.myspace.com/screamingforemily

Formed 1986 in woven blood and ocean water.... THE ORIGINAL AMERICAN GOTH BAND from ASBURY PARK, N.J.- Releases- 'GREY THE SKY' (1986) a 45 single. 'SCRIPTURES' (1987) 6 song EP; featuring the goth cult anthem - 'THE LOVE'. 'MALICE' (2005) our original 10 song CD. 'SCRIPTURES' (2006) re-released on CD for the first time.........*NEW* 'THE SEA' (2007) the new single and EP; from the forthcoming album 'AN ACT OF PROVIDENCE'. ........from VIRUS! magazine.....'20 years later these three have awoken from a cryogenic slumber to play their version of gloomy post-punk for a new generation...'

Serj Tankian

video: stereogum: New Serj Tankian Video - "Empty Walls"

To-Mera

Studio recording blog for the upcoming album: To-Mera recording blog

Gregor Tresher

RA: A thousand nights with Gregor Tresher. Music News

Gregor Tresher's 'A Thousand Nights' is released on Great Stuff on October 29, 2007.

Ulver

Listen to a new Ulver track titled Funebre: MySpace.com - ULVER - - Experimental / Rock / Ambient - www.myspace.com/ulver1 -

Walk with the Penguin

strange name yet rather interesting music: MySpace.com - walk with the penguin - Belgrade, Tokyo - Alternative / Electronica / Indie - www.myspace.com/walkwiththepenguin

:::::DARLA.COM v3.0...amorfon (japan)::::::

WALK WITH THE PENGUIN - Steal A Spoon For You CD (Amorfon) (Japan)

Mutatation of 'POP' post-rock by Japanese steelpanist/sound artist, 'Yoshio Machida' & a post-folk band, 'Cinc'. So far Machida played at some festivals like ISEA2004, MAERZ Musik, Sonar Tokyo, etc. and his albums were released from Softl Music, Amorfon, Sub Rosa... Cinc is an alternative band which leads Serbian alternative scene. 2 albums are already released from Amorfon, praised by Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins) as 'Beguiling'. This album includes female & male vocals, guitar, bass, violin, steelpan and electronics. Beautiful melody by Steel Pan (tr1), singing comical mind of a girl waiting (tr2), a hero is active in moon night (tr8), Balkan's 11 time with vocorder (tr9), reminiscent of the 80s cool New Wave (tr10), Grandma became grandpa?(tr11)... Acoustic, 8bit, steel pan, kitschy, electronics to orchestral & grunge... Cross over genre from post-rock to electronica like : Hanne Hukkelberg, Peter, Bjorn and John, Yo La Tengo, Leaf, Morr Music.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:49 PM

Friday, September 14, 2007

  Music Links Roundup - Update - September 14th

Some links of interest:

latest monthly column: Pitchfork Feature: The Month In: Techno

Metal column: PopMatters | Columns | Adrien Begrand | Blood and Thunder | Many Happy Returns

full website to be launched soon: THE WIRE 25 with [no.signal] - 4 November and 17 November - Bush Hall - London

Underworld are on the front cover of the new issue of DJmag

have a good laugh: The Q Daily / Featured Feature / Q Awards nominations announced - what a thoroughly useless magazine.

MTV to rival myspace? A Social Network for MTV? Why?

HMV's new In-Store strategy: paidContent:UK - Covering UK's Digital Media Economy - HMV’s First Next-Gen Stores Draw A Mixed Response and HMV lets digital terrier off the leash | | Guardian Unlimited Business

Mix compilation: RA: Alter Ego & Playgroup mix Kings of Electro. Music News

'The Kings of Electro' mixed by Playgroup and Alter Ego is out on BBE/Rapster on September 24th, 2007.


Artists

Oren Ambarchi

OREN AMBARCHI - In The Pendulum's Embrace
CD Touch # TO:78
Streetdate: September 17

Oren Ambarchi - In the Pendulum's Embrace

press release via Dense email:

Oren Ambarchi continues his otherworldly investigations with "In The Pendulum's Embrace", a dark twin to his landmark 2004 album "Grapes From The Estate" [Touch # TO:61]. Returning again to the hallowed halls of BJB Studios in Sydney, Ambarchi expands the scope and range of his unique musical language, incorporating an even broader pallette of instruments and sensibilities. Despite the use of glass harmonica, strings, bells, piano, percussion and guitars, it's startling that the world created is still unmistakably his own, and that there is such a cohesion of vision throughout the albums's three lengthy pieces. With this record there's an even more tenuous coexistence of fragility and density; sounds as light as air mingling with wall shaking low-end. The converted already know the kind of trance-inducing euphoria of Ambarchi's music. Newcomers will be scouting the back catalogue.

Australian Oren Ambarchi is a sound artist with longstanding interests in transcending conventional instrumental approaches. His work focuses mainly on the exploration of the guitar, "re-routing the instrument into a zone of alien abstraction where it's no longer easily identifiable as itself. Instead, it's a laboratory for extended sonic investigation". (The Wire, UK). Ambarchi's work on harmonics and resonance has led him to define serene spaces of fluid, shifting sound, both fragile and physical. Ambarchi has numerous releases on influential international labels such as Touch, Southern Lord & Tzadik. His solo releases "Suspension" and "Grapes From The Estate" have transcended the guitar into a zone of alien beauty and sonic impossibilities to critical acclaim. In 2003 his live release "Triste" received an 'honourary mention' in Prix Ars Electronica digital musics category. He has performed and recorded with a diverse array of artists such as Sunn 0))), Fennesz, Otomo Yoshihide, John Zorn, Voice Crack, Keith Rowe, Masonna, Phill Niblock, Toshimaru Nakamura, Evan Parker, Keiji Haino and many more. Ambarchi was the co-organiser of the What Is Music? Festival, Australia's premier annual showcase of local and international experimental music and has recently co-produced a television series on experimental music called Subsonics.


Animal Collective

interview: ANIMAL COLLECTIVE: Fact Magazine

Blood Red Throne

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - BLOOD RED THRONE: Another New Song Posted Online

Burst

News update: burst.nu

Posted September 11, 2007. It seems that there are not much going in on in the Burst camp but believe me when I say that there is. We are currently writing the new record and so far we have at least 4 songs ready. And instead of touring the shit out of us we have come to the conclusion that we will rehearse the shit out of us and record the best damn record you will hear in years. So just be patient. Our (and yours) time will come....

The Cure

Pitchfork: The Cure Announce Rescheduled Dates for the US

Demiurg

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - DEMIURG Working On Sophomore Album

Kayo Dot

expect a new album next year: Kayo Dot

1) Almost finished with the new Kayo Dot album! We'll post all the details in one more month!

2) On that note, we're starting to think about planning a tour to coincide with the album release date (probably like early March 2008?)... so we need to put together a live group. We need people who can double on a woodwind a rock instrument (guitar, keyboard, etc.), and people who are all about vintage synth, and a drummer. We're looking for three people total. If this sounds like you, please email us! (toby, or band, at this domain).


Keep of Kalessin

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - KEEP OF KALESSIN To Support ENSLAVED In Europe In October

KEEP OF KALESSIN are currently entering the studio to record the follow up to highly acclaimed album, 'Armada'.

Mouth Of The Architect

latest info: scenepointblank: Mouth Of The Architect Not Breaking Up and BLABBERMOUTH.NET - MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT Not Splitting After All

James Murphy

interview: Pitchfork: James Murphy Talks Arcade Fire, FABRIC36, LCD LP3

Promise And The Monster

DOTSHOP.SE - Promise And The Monster: Transparent Knives

Astoundingly beautiful debut. Skewed suggestive fragile and intimate. Highly recommended

Imperial (IMP050CD)
September 17th, 2007

listen: MySpace.com - Promise and the Monster - uppsala/stockholm - Folk / Gothic / Indie - www.myspace.com/promiseandthemonster

Sawako

SAWAKO - Madoromi

CD Anticipate Recordings 003
Streetdate: October 15
http://www.anticipaterecordings.com
Sawako

press release via Dense email:

On Sawako's third full-length album, Madoromi, (a Japanese word which loosely translates to the state of being between sleep and waking) she presents a narrative universe of spacey, dreamy in-between-ness. Working through the woozy shift of the album's arc one emerges at the other end with a return to a physical world decidedly of the present tense. Filled with contrast and dynamics, Madoromi firmly places Sawako at the forefront of the softly colliding aspects of the digital and organic - showing that she manages to hang in the fold between these worlds, and access each with aplomb.

Subtle electronics frame abstracted instrumental source material (vibraphone, guitar, cello, music box) and a variety of real-world sound (random objects, distant, disembodied voices and the occasional presence of Sawako's faintly whispered vocals). With tracks like "Uta Tane" and "Far Away," she highlights the acoustic elements, where editing, bending and stretching - rather than obscure the natural beauty of the sound for the sake of finding something new - help to further bring out the qualities that were quietly hiding beneath the surface. On songs like "Kira Kira" and the album closer, "Tiny Tiny," Sawako uses chimes and tones that twinkle and pop, reminding one of hazy memories recalled through developed and reconfigured memory banks.

Existing somewhere between the art gallery, the headphone commute and the bed-time ritual, Sawako's sound traverses boundaries such as digital minimalism, ambient and electro-acoustic - arriving at a singular approach which feels both mental and tender - restraining itself from going too far in either direction. Finding the melodies within the melodies, the fragments are assembled into soft, resonating compositions that combine all the fragility of a lone person playing toy instruments in their room with the technological prowess of skilled DSP processing. These qualities add up to a warm, moody, forward-minded balance, which defines Sawako's music.


Sightings

DOTSHOP.SE - Sightings: Through the Panama

Coldly pulsing artificial hearts, alien bass & drums, guitars descend like unforgiving sheets of napalm from the skyline

Load Records (LOA119CD) October 2nd, 2007

Siouxsie Sioux

interview: Siouxsie Sioux strikes out alone - Telegraph

Spiral Joy Band

DOTSHOP.SE - Spiral Joy Band: Wake of the Dying Sun King

Epic meditative drone, slow building rich rolling cascades of Tibetan bowls, bowed gongs, hypno-fiddle and strings.

VHF (VHF104CD)
September 24th, 2007

listen: MySpace.com - Spiral Joy Band - BLACKSBURG, Virginia - Experimental / Folk / Psychedelic - www.myspace.com/spiraljoyband

The Whip

GIGWISE, The Whip Announce New Tour And Single

# posted by DJ Martian 12:38 AM

Thursday, September 13, 2007

  Earplug - Issue 103

Issue 103 of Earplug

September 13 - 26

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 5:33 PM
  Album: Steve Jansen - Slope

David Sylvian's record label { samadhisound.com } the official SamadhiSound website announce a new album from Steve Jansen titled Slope due for release October 22nd

Presenting Steve Jansen's new album, 'Slope' Presenting Steve Jansen's new album, 'Slope'. Tension underlies the crisp rhythms and intricate programming, while a collection of distinctive vocalists draw out the sentiment in his songwriting. As Jansen explains, 'with this album I approached composition attempting to avoid chord and song structures and the usual familiar building blocks. instead I wanted to piece together unrelated sounds, music samples, rhythms and 'events' in an attempt to deviate from my own trappings as a musician.' The album features guest contributions from Tim Elsenburg, Thomas Feiner, Anja Garbarek, Nina Kinert, David Sylvian, Theo Travis and Joan Wasser (Joan As Policewoman). Presented as ever in a beautiful digipak with design by Chris Bigg.

Released 22nd October, pre-orders being taken now.

Micro website for the album: Steve Jansen, Slope [slope.stevejansen.com]

Steve Jansen never smiles behind the kit. In concert, he's steady and serious, expressing himself implicitly in the texture, the precision, and the subtle wit of his music. With his new album, Slope, a still tension underlies the crisp rhythms and intricate programming, while a collection of distinctive vocalists draw out the sentiment in his songwriting.

Slope follows Jansen's critically celebrated endeavour Nine Horses, with brother and long-time collaborator David Sylvian and electronica artist Burnt Friedman. As Jansen explains, "With this album I approached composition attempting to avoid chord and song structures and the usual familiar building blocks. Instead I wanted to piece together unrelated sounds, music samples, rhythms and 'events' in an attempt to deviate from my own trappings as a musician." Opener "Grip" lays out the challenge: skittering beats propel an instrumental with fragments of voices, resonant metal percussion and breathy snatches of saxophonist Theo Travis. The main theme is quizzical: the rhythm is insistent and affecting, a click track with a conscience. Disparate sounds attach to one another as like unpredictably finds like.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:14 AM

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

  Music Links Roundup - Update - September 11th

Some links of interest:

sad news about Joe Zawinul: Jazz News: Jazz Legend Joe Zawinul Dies at 75 and Sid Smith's Postcards From The Yellow Room: Joe Zawinul 1932 - 2007

also news of Thomas Hansen: MIC Norway: Saint Thomas 1976-2007

Singer-songwriter Thomas Hansen, aka Saint Thomas has passed.


New issue of Rock Sound magazine, includes a free CD with tracks from the likes of Oceansize, Les Savy Fav and High on Fire.

Electric Proms

GIGWISE, Siouxsie Sioux And Chemical Brothers Join Electric Proms

Siouxsie Soux, Ray Davies and The Chemical Brothers are among a number of acts who have joined the line-up for this year’s BBC Electric Proms.

Smalltown Supersound label sampler

DOTSHOP.SE - Various Artists: The Portable Supersound

11 tracks, 75 minutes long Smalltown Supersound label showcase compilation for a friendly price
Smalltown Supersound (STS122CD)

"The Portable Supersound" is an excellent label compilation showcasing the status of Smalltown Supersound in 2007/2008, featuring the current roster with two new signings.

TRACKLISTING:
1. Arp "St Tropez"
2. 120 Days "Come Out, Come Down"
3. Tussle "Warning"
4. Sunburned Hand Of The Man "Half-Under"
5. Mental Overdrive "Spooks"
6. Lindstrøm "Contemporary Fix"
7. diskJokke "The Dinner That Never Happened"
8. The Lift Boys a.k.a. EYE "Anarchy Way"
9. Bjørn Torske "Hatten Passer"
10. Toy "Don’t Be"
11. Lars Horntveth "Tics" (Four Tet remix)

Artists

Adele

Adele London based teenager signed to XL recordings, destined to be popular with the media in 2008 - serious singer-songwriter type music: MySpace.com - ADELE - South London - Soul / Acoustic / Pop - www.myspace.com/adelelondon - Probably will get Mercury Music Prize Nominated in 2008.

Boxcutter

New Boxcutter album will be released on October 8th on Planet Mu: BOXCUTTER - Glyphic

Discussion: dubstepforum.com :: View topic - Boxcutter - Glyphic

The Cult

Side-Line: Comeback album The Cult also available as double disc set

Nancy Elizabeth

debut album: DOTSHOP.SE - Nancy Elizabeth: Battle And Victory

Leaf (BAY60CD)
September 17th, 2007

Listen: MySpace.com - Nancy Elizabeth - Acoustic / Folk - www.myspace.com/nancyelizabethcunliffe

John Foxx

Side-Line: New double disc edition of John Foxx' 'Metamatic' album

Frog Pocket

New Frog Pocket album titled Comes on Primates !! to be released September 24th on Planet Mu.

MySpace.com - frog pocket - Ayr, UK - www.myspace.com/frog_pocket

HTRK

Avant-Garde Pop band: HTRK have 3 london gigs lined up.

17 Sep 2007 20:00
The Locust + HTRK @ Scala Kings Cross, London and South East

25 Sep 2007 20:00
These New Puritans + HTRK @ White Heat soho, London and South East

29 Sep 2007 23:00
Behind Bars V (HTRK on at 3 am) Stepney, London and South East

MySpace.com - HTRK - down under, AU - Down-tempo / Other / Club - www.myspace.com/htrk

Intronaut

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - INTRONAUT: New Song Posted Online

Limbonic Art

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - LIMBONIC ART: Another New Song Posted Online

Another new track from the resurrected symphonic black metal masters LIMBONIC ART, entitled "Seven Doors of Death"

Mar De Grises

Chilean Avant-Garde Metal band Mar De Grises are recording a new album: Myspace.com Blogs:mardegrises2 MySpace Blog

Steve Mason

Ex Beta Band Steve Mason Completes Black Affair Album — News — AngryApe

Meshuggah

New album delayed till early 2008: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - MESHUGGAH Explains THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Tour Cancellation

Nuclear Blast Records has moved the album release to January/February of 2008.

New Order

New Order set for reunion? - Rock and pop - Music - Entertainment - Manchester Evening News

NO sooner have the original band members of New Order gone their separate ways than rumours surface that the group may be reunited - for a one-off tribute to the late, great Factory Records boss Tony Wilson.

Pluramon

shoegazer sounds from Germany.

1 new track [So] from the upcoming Pluramon album The Monstrous Surplus: MySpace.com - Pluramon - 2-step / Psychedelic / Shoegaze - www.myspace.com/pluramon

The track sounds very My Bloody Valentine inspired. Best MBV rip off of the year?

Andy Weatherall

New Mix compilation: ANDREW WEATHERALL: Sci-Fi-Lo-Fi

tracklisting and review: features | Andrew Weatherall Sci Fi Lo Fi Volume One, [PS] Progressive-Sounds includes Killing Joke's bloodsport.

White Rainbow

Album coming out on Kranky: Brainwashed - White Rainbow 'Prism of Eternal Now'

listen to tracks: MySpace.com - WHITE RAINBOW - PORTLAND, Oregon - Healing & EasyListening / Afro-beat / Minimalist - www.myspace.com/whiterainbowwhiterainbow

# posted by DJ Martian 11:46 PM

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UK Online Music Stores: with e-commerce ordering: Specialists More links @ specialist
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Metal: Metal Storm - Upcoming Releases PRP Release Dates

UK Music Distributors: Cargo CWNN Kudos Shellshock Southern Southern: Recent, New & Forthcoming Releases
UK Online Music Stores: Coming Soon/ Pre-Orders Amazon.co.uk Boomkat eil.com Norman Records: Pre-ordering
US Online Music Stores: Coming Soon/ Pre-Orders AB-CD Darla Forced Exposure Insound Siren Disc Future Releases

New Releases/ This Week [UK Music Stores] Boomkat Juno Records Norman Records Piccadilly Records Rough Trade Smallfish
New Releases/ This Week [US Music Stores] AB-CD Aquarius Records Darla - New This Week Dusty Groove America EAR/ Rational Music Forced Exposure Insound Midheaven - New Releases Other Music Other Music - New Release Updates Parasol Siren Disc: New Releases Stinkweeds

2013 ALBUM RELEASES: 2013 FORTHCOMING ALBUMS
using rateyourmusic.com: 2013 Album Releases [Updated Regularly] This information is updated on a continual basis.

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