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Friday, May 30, 2008

  Music Links Roundup - Update - May 30th

Some links of interest:

2 music blogs to check:
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Letters Have No Arms !

new record label: Edition Records - For all that is vital in jazz, contemporary composition and improvised music

ATP Nightmare Before Christmas 2008

Breaking News: Mike Patton & Melvins curate ATP Nightmare Before Christmas 2008 |TLOBF.COM

music 2008:

Obscure Sound - Indie Music Blog - Obscure Sound: Best of May 2008

recap: Drowned in Sound - Features - A Month In Records: May 2008

latest reviews: Post-Memorial Day AMG links… - Ned Raggett Ponders It All

respected artist Satoko Fujii in 2008: Free Jazz: Satoko Fujii ... and bands ... looking back from the future ...

Best Music Ever

a new version of THE LIST [05.11.08] - Rate Your Music

this edition of THE LIST contains the top 400 albums, as rated by those on my favorite users list. updated bi-monthly (or so) to reflect evolving tastes as we journey together.

the point of the list is to grasp the intangible - that is, the best musical releases, including LPs, EPs and live albums, according to those whose opinions i respect, and to thereby provide a serious reference for those who are fortunate enough to have a similar musical worldview. the point of THE LIST is not to state what is and what is not a great album. THE LIST is for reference and comparison and discussion.


Label Profile

Kompakt: Drowned in Sound - Features - Label Focus #17: KOMPAKT

UK Radio news

GCap sells off Xfm South Wales to be rebranded as Nation by new owners

GCap Media sells Xfm south Wales to Town and Country Broadcasting | Media | guardian.co.uk

The six-month-old station will be rebranded Nation Radio and transferred out of Cardiff to its new owner's studios in Neath.

oh dear...why is radio so similar and unimaginative in the UK? another mainstream station !

Jason Bryant, chairman and chief executive of Town and Country Broadcasting, which already owns five stations in Wales, said his new acquisition would be a "younger Virgin Radio" aimed at a mainstream audience of 15 to 44-year-olds.

Virgin Radio sold !

Radio Today - Virgin Radio sold for 53million to TIML Golden Square Limited:

The new station will be managed by Absolute Radio, owners of JACK fm and FM107.9 in Oxford, and a team comprising Media and Entertainment specialists from TIML.

15 million will be spent on rebranding the station !

more info: Virgin Radio is sold to Absolute for 53.2m - Times Online


Artists

Ava Inferi

news update: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - AVA INFERI Hard At Work On New Material

Rob Browm Ensemble

Something released earlier this year: ROB BROWN - CROWN TRUNK ROOT FUNK

Rob Brown alto saxophone.....Craig Taborn piano, electronics on 2
William Parker bass ..Gerald Cleaver drums

E_L_B

2008 album: ACT Music - E_L_B Peter Erskine - Nguyên Lê - Michel Benita - DREAM FLIGHT

World-class guitarist Nguyên Lê, American drum legend Peter Erskine and French bass virtuoso Michel Benita join forces again and take a flight into one of modern jazz’ most luminous visions

The Jeff Gauthier Goatette

new 2008 album released June 10th: The Jeff Gauthier Goatette - House of Return (1CD) - at IndieJazz.com

Keep of Kalessin

album streaming on myspace: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - KEEP OF KALESSIN: Entire Kolossus Album Available For Streaming

"Kolossus", the new album from Norwegian metallers KEEP OF KALESSIN, is available for streaming in its entirety at the band's MySpace page. Due in Europe on June 6 and in North America on June 10

Håkan Lidbo

2008 album: DOTSHOP.SE - Håkan Lidbo: Music For Alien Civilzations

Container (CONTCD7)
June 4th, 2008

Mogwai

new 2008 album announced: Drowned in Sound - News - Mogwai release new album and EP. Shows too

The album titled The Hawk Is Howling is set for a September 22nd 2008 release date, and will be preceded by a three track EP.

Oddjob

Forthcoming this autumn: ACT Music - Oddjob - SUMO featuring Goran Kajfes

Portion Control

new 2008 album: Side-Line: Portion Control releases new album, 'Slug', and 5CD-box 'Archive'

Esbjörn Svensson Trio - Aka e.s.t.

coming this autumn a new album: ACT Music: e.s.t. Esbjörn Svensson Trio - LEUCOCYTE

Syclops

new 2008 album: RA: Syclops has his eye on you. Music News

Syclops, the mysterious project helmed by Maurice Fulton, will drop its debut album I Got My Eye on You this June.

I’ve Got My Eye On You will be released on June 2, 2008 on DFA.

Wildbirds & Peacedrums

interview: Drowned in Sound - Features - DiScover: Wildbirds & Peacedrums

# posted by DJ Martian 11:43 PM

Thursday, May 29, 2008

  Music Links Roundup - Update - May 29th

Some links of interest:

new search tool: MuxFind: Search for Muxtapes

shoegazer / dreampop oriented: tonevendor.com :. Staff Picks For 2007

Balearic music feature: Now that's what I call Balearic | Music | guardian.co.uk

The sound of 80s Ibiza is making a comeback.

The Annual Woxy all time run down: The Futurist - Blog Archive - The 2008 Modern Rock 500 Final Song Listing including top 10:

10. U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
9. Radiohead - Paranoid Android
8. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
7. The Clash - London Calling
6. Pixies - Where Is My Mind?
5. R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe
4. The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?
3. Violent Femmes - Blister In The Sun
2. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
1. Radiohead - Creep


Forthcoming albums marketed by Cargo distribution: Cargo Records UK: Cargo Collective: July 2008

Festival preview: Drowned in Sound - Features - Primavera Sound 2008: the DiS preview

Canadian experimental music festival reviewed: [in 5 parts] Festival International Musique Actuelle Victoriaville: Day 5 - May 19, 2008

Dubstep mix: Forensics: Dubsteppers Delight ; 27/05/08

retro compilation: Drowned in Sound - News - Italians DO do it better: back to the source on new compilation

Disco Italia - Essential Italo Disco Classics 1977-1985 is coming your way on June 23 via Strut.

compilation: DOTSHOP.SE - Various Artists: Traum 100

Traum Schallplatten (TRAUMCD20)
June 2nd, 2008

A label showcase celebrating 10 years of Traum - this compilation CD features unreleased tracks, and vinyl only releases.

label compilation: RA: Death Before Distemper 2: Revenge of the Iron Ferret. Music News

01 The Emperor Machine - Introduction
02 Booze - Insanity Drive
03 And The Lefthanded - Rocket Rock
04 The Oscillation - Somatone
05 Bot’ox - The Crash Theme
06 Depth Charge - Castle of Doom
07 Kelpe - Shipwreck Glue
08 Muscleheads - Phosphorescence
09 The 63 Crayons - Heal Us
10 The Emperor Machine - Swiss Machine
11 Padded Cell - Beautiful Gloom (Dennis Young version)
12 Astral Manhole Project - Perfected Love
13 The Oscillation - Head Hang Low (Kelpe version)

Death before Distemper 2: Revenge of the Iron Ferret’ is out on DC Recordings on June 9th, 2008.


Artists

Anathema

more info: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - ANATHEMA: Hindsight Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Elephant9

new album profiled: MIC Norway: Elephant9

Word has been spreading of a thrilling new progressive trio from Norway. This week Elephant9 released their debut album Dodovoodoo on Rune Grammofon. The release concert took place last weekend, at the ongoing Nattjazz festival in Bergen

Errors

new 2008 album: It’s Not Something But It Is Like Whatever, by Errors (Rock Action)

Errors are pleased to announce the release of their debut album. Entitled ’It’s not something, but it is like whatever’ the record features 9 brand new tracks in addition to last year’s limited edition single Salut! France and will be released on Mogwai’s Rock Action Records on June 2.

Fern Knight

new 2008 album: DOTSHOP.SE - Fern Knight: Fern Knight

VHF (VHF110CD)
June 2nd, 2008

Gojira

news update: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - GOJIRA Frontman Says New Album Is More Intense, More Brutal And More Melodic

Ihsahn

listen: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - Former EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN: Two New Songs Posted Online

Keep Of Kalessin

listen to this ecard sampler: Keep Of Kalessin - Kolossus

The New Year

album news: Exclaim News: The New Year Prep New Album, Hit the Road - The new self-titled album will be released September 9 via Touch and Go

Red Harvest

compilation: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - RED HARVEST: The Red Line Archives E-Card Available

Sigur Ros

new 2008 album: Sigue Ros release details of new album. Due out next month - TLOBF.COM

title: ‘Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust’.
due June 23rd.

Simple Minds

Original line up are back to record 2 new tracks ! Original line-up Simple Minds to record once again

The original members of Simple Minds are due to work together for the first time in 27 years when they enter a recording studio in the middle of June 2008. Brian McGee, Derek Forbes, Mick McNeil, Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill, have set their aim on producing at least two new tracks that could be released later this year, possibly as part of a boxset.

Swallow the Sun

New 2008 ep: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - SWALLOW THE SUN: Plague Of Butterflies Release Date Announced

Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN will release their new EP, "Plague of Butterflies", on September 15 via Spinefarm Records.

This Drowning Man

new 2008 album: RED SUN RECORDS: This Drowning Man - Big Faint Lane

The influences from the post-punk patriarchs are still there in the Bunnymen lurches, the stark atmospherics of Joy Division and the acerbic reflection of The Teardrop Explodes.

myspace: This Drowning Man

Tricky

new video: Pitchfork Forkcast: Video: Tricky: Council Estate

When Saints Go Machine

self-titled debut album on June 30th in Denmark. Would appeal to Hot Chip fans:

MySpace.com - When Saints Go Machine - Copenhagen - Experimental - www.myspace.com/whensaintsgomachine

# posted by DJ Martian 12:02 AM

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

  Top 1000 Albums of 2008 at rateyourmusic.com

Top 1000 Albums of 2008 at rateyourmusic.com has been updated.

At last a British band at number 1 ! congratulations to Esoteric with their new album The Maniacal Vale

Esoteric - The Maniacal Vale

Info on Esoteric

# posted by DJ Martian 10:59 PM

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

  New Issue of MOJO 176 / July 2008

New issue of Mojo features The Sex Pistols on the front cover - why? oh why? a band that have zero relevance to the 21st century ! and there is nothing more to be said about them

FREE CD: DESTROY! 15 classic tracks from the year that punk broke! Step forward The Adverts, X-Ray Spex, Wire, Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers, Eater and many, many more!

# posted by DJ Martian 12:58 PM
  New Issue of Uncut

New issue of Uncut magazine features: CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG on the front cover - rather boring !

also: MY BLOODY VALENTINE
Chinchilla-loving guitar master Kevin Shields is back from 16 years in the wilderness

FREE CD ­ Long Time Gone
15 tracks from some of the best new American acts we¹ve heard this year, including Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver and The Felice Brothers, as well as longstanding Uncut favourites AMC, Howlin Rain, Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, and Silver Jews.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:53 PM

Sunday, May 25, 2008

  Music Links Roundup - Update - May 25th

Some links of interest from the past week:

Pitchfork: The Pitchfork Guide to Summer Festivals 2008

compilation: RA: Junior Boy's Own is back. Music News

'Junior Boys Own Odyssey' mixed by Terry Farley and The Misterons is released in July 2008.

compilation: RA: Appleblim mixes Dubstep Allstars: Volume 06. Music News

Dubstep Allstars: Volume 06' mixed by Appleblim arrives on Tempa on June 2, 2008.

compilation: Ai Records To Release New Sampler Compilation — News — AngryApe - Ai Records will release a new sampler CD on June 9th


Artists

Anathema

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - ANATHEMA Completes Work On Semi-Acoustic Album

ANATHEMA are very pleased to announce that the 'Hindsight' album hasbeen finished and the masters have been sent to the record company. As you may be aware, 'Hindsight' is a semi-acoustic album of classic ANATHEMA tracks, and includes one new song.

The Bug

new 2008 album: Pitchfork: The Bug Goes to London Zoo on LP

Ninja Tune will release London Zoo on July 29 in the U.S. and July 7 everywhere else. The label will precede it with the "Angry" single, due June 24 in the U.S. and June 16 elsewhere.

Cut Copy

the good reviews keep rolling in: Cut Copy: In Ghost Colours (2008): Reviews - currently in the top 10 of Metacritic scores for 2008 albums.

Digitonal

listen to three tracks from the forthcoming 2008 album: MySpace.com - digitonal - London, UK - Electronica / Ambient / Classical - www.myspace.com/digitonal

Icy Demons

new album: DOTSHOP.SE - Icy Demons: Miami Ice

Delightfully unclassifiable Gonzo Prog-Fuzion, New Wave Groove Mutants, and Krauty Discoish. Almost Pow Pow POP!

Obey Your Brain (BRAIN02CD)
June 2nd, 2008

myspace - Icy Demons

Leisur Hive

UK post-punk band Leisur Hive "The Soft Column" is the title of the new Leisur Hive album...

MySpace.com - Leisur Hive - UK - Alternative / Experimental / Rock - www.myspace.com/leisurhive

mewithoutYOU

news update: mewithoutYOU album update

Primal Scream

new 2008 album: Twisted Ear - Primal Scream unveil new album details titled: Beautiful World due July 21st

Klaus Schulze and Lisa Gerrard

new 2008 album: Gothtronic | News: Klaus Schulze and Lisa Gerrard Join Up for Farscape

SPV will release this recordings under the title 'Farscape' on 7 july 2008.

Twine

new track: Paper Thin Walls :: Single Reviews :: TWINE - "Disconnected [Edit]"

Wire

new 2008 album: Drowned in Sound - News - Wire announce new album details

The successor to 2003’s Send will be called Object 47 and will be issued by Pinkflag on the 7th of July.

new track: PostEverything: News: New WIRE free download!!

# posted by DJ Martian 11:03 PM
  Metal News Roundup - May 25th

Some metal related news / links of interest from the past week:


Artists

Be'lakor

new label deal: Be'lakor - Sign With Descent Productions - Metal Storm

Be'lakor's as-yet untitled follow-up to this album will be released through Descent Productions in early 2009.

Burst

news update: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - BURST Completes Work On Lazarus Bird

Commented the band: "We're finished. Guess that's the big news. 'Lazarus Bird', our coming album, is recorded, mixed and mastered, and good grief, it took its toll to make. Expect an album that will NOT be 'Origo Part 2', but something new for BURST.

Cantata Sangui

new label deal: Gothtronic | News: Cantata Sangui Signs with Season of Mist

Season of Mist is happy to inform you that Finnish act CANTATA SANGUI just joined the label's roster. The band's debut album, entitled "On Rituals and Correspondence in constructed Realities", is slated for a late 2008 release.

MySpace.com - Cantata Sangui - Helsinki - Metal - www.myspace.com/cantatasangui

Daylight Dies

new track: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - DAYLIGHT DIES: New Song Posted Online

Candlelight Records USA has posted "A Portrait in White", the new single from North Carolina-based DAYLIGHT DIES at this location.

myspace - Candlelight Records USA

A Portrait in White comes off DAYLIGHT DIES new album, Lost to the Living, due for release June 24th.

Deadlock

news update: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - DEADLOCK Completes Pre-Production For New Album

Esoteric

Reminder: Gothtronic | News: Esoteric Releases The Maniacal Vale - due for release June 16th in the UK.

Ihsahn

Listen to an ecard for Ihsahn - Angl

Iskald

news update: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - ISKALD To Enter Studio Next Month

ISKALD's new CD will be released September 29 via Indie Recordings.

Khold

new 2008 album: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - Reactivated KHOLD To Release New Album In June

Reactivated Norwegian cult black metal act KHOLD will release its fifth opus, "Hundre År Gammal", on June 9 via Tabu Records.

Lord Belial

new 2008 album: Lord Belial - News On Upcoming Releases - Metal Storm

Regain Records have posted the following Lord Belial news:

"Swedish melodic Black Metal horde Lord Belial will return with a new album in september 2008. The new masterpiece will be called "The Black Curse" [cover art] and offers you ten tracks of pure melodic swedish Black Metal! In case you are in search for something stronger and darker than this album is definitely for you!

Neuraxis

new track: Way Too Loud! - Neuraxis Post New Song from “The Thin Line Between”, due out later this year via Prosthetic Records.

MySpace.com - NEURAXIS(The Thin Line Between coming July 22nd! ) - Montreal, CA - Death Metal / Grindcore / Metal - www.myspace.com/neuraxis

Nothingface

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - Original NOTHINGFACE Lineup Reunites, Begins Work On New Material

Orakle

Orakle a superb French Arcturus alike band with a vocalist that at times sounds exactly like Garm - Highly Recommended !

new 2008 album due for release May 26th titled Tourments & Perdition on Holy Records

tracks: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - ORAKLE: More Tourments & Perdition Audio Samples Available

Also 2 tracks on myspace: MySpace.com - ORAKLE - new album out on May, 26th - FR - Black Metal / Progressive / Experimental - www.myspace.com/orakleband

Neurosis

new tour: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - NEUROSIS To Tour Europe In August

Paradise Lost

ecard: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - PARADISE LOST: The Anatomy Of Melancholy E-Card Available

The release of 'The Anatomy of Melancholy' is quite exciting for us. Not only is it a DVD but it is also our first live album in the history of PARADISE LOST! It incorporates pretty much every era of our career. Jens Borgen has mixed the DVD, and in my opinion he did a sterling job with the mix.

Ragnarok

news update: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - Reactivated Norwegian Black Metallers RAGNAROK Planning New Album

We also do plan our next album these days that will be released in early 2009 via Regain Records

Triptykon

new band formed: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - Former CELTIC FROST Frontman Launches TRIPTYKON

Withered

Withered a band similar in style to Mastodon: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - WITHERED: New Song Available For Streaming

Atlanta-based extreme metal quartet WITHERED will release its new album, "Folie Circulaire", on June 24 via Prosthetic Records.

The track "A Fated Breath", which is featured on "Folie Circulaire", is available for streaming at: Myspace: Prosthetic Records


Also of interest:

brooklynvegan: This Week In METAL (05/24/08)

2 2008 albums streaming: Bravewords.com News: Napalm Records Offering Exclusive Prelisten Of New TÝR And HOLLENTHON Albums

# posted by DJ Martian 9:25 PM

Friday, May 23, 2008

  Music Links Roundup - Update - May 23rd

Note: I will finally catch up with a mega roundup of artist news at the weekend !


Some links of artist:

music blog: This Is Not Entertainment

Norwegian jazz festival profiled: MIC Norway: Nattjazz in Bergen

Nattjazz, the Bergen jazz festival had a special opening act this year. Wednesday this week the nocturnal music fest in (Nattjazz means night jazz or jazz in the night) kicked off with a show that drew many dedicated spectators: Brian ferry, the gentleman of designer rock gave a rare appearance as part of his short European tour.

mostly 2008 music: “Vampire With Bells On” - Extended Playlist 200508 - www.2ser.com 107.3FM - article - Cyclic Defrost Magazine

2008 music: marathonpacks: cigarette math is full of surprises: marathonpacks 2008 Mid-Term Mix, Vol. I

latest metal column: Pitchfork Feature: Column: Show No Mercy

festival reviewed: Drowned in Sound - Features - The Great Escape 2008: the DiS review

Lauren Laverne bags a Summer slot on 6 Music: Radio Today: Laverne leads 6 summer changes

list on rateyourmusic.com: 50 Essential Goth Tunes - Rate Your Music - A list by TheScientist

RA: Movement: DEMF 2008 preview - Feature / Interview

Todd L. Burns looks at what Detroit has in store for Memorial Day Weekend.

Interviews:

Murcof: Mike Barnes on Murcof's universal music | | guardian.co.uk Arts

Dutch dubstep artist 2562: FactMagazine - 2562

# posted by DJ Martian 11:58 PM

Thursday, May 22, 2008

  Earplug - Issue 121

Issue 121 of Earplug

May 22 - June 4

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

# posted by DJ Martian 7:59 PM

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

  Terrorizer Magazine - New Issue

New issue of Terrorizer magazines features Opeth on the front cover.

On sale Thursday May 22nd in the UK. Once again there is a bonus CD if you buy at Tesco !



Terrorizer #171 May 2008

Feature Highlights:
OPETH + IHSAHN + TIAMAT + ARSIS + TORCHE + ORIGIN + SCOTT KELLY/STEVE VON TILL/A STORM OF LIGHT + BEEHOOVER + GRAND MAGUS + BOREDOMS + MOSS + FESTIVAL PREVIEW + EXCLUSIVE AMON AMARTH COMIC

Double CD edition!

Disc 1 -- Fear Candy 55: 18 Tracks!
DISC 2 -- 'Terrorizer Presents Festival Frenzy' - EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE AT TESCOS: 18 Tracks!



#171 - Fear Candy Track Listing

2 -- Ihsahn -- The Misanthrope --4.59
3 -- Origin -- The Aftermath --4.35
4 -- Grand Magus -- Like The Oar Strikes The Water --3.14
5 -- Hail Of Bullets -- Red Wolves Of Stalin --5.07
6 -- Cannabis Corpse -- Disposal Of The Baggy --3.24
7 -- Treponem Pal -- Unclean --3.49
8 -- TYR -- Sinklar's Visa --4.55
9 -- HelHeim -- Northern Forces --4.17
10 -- Opeth -- The Lotus Eater --3.42
10 -- Marionette -- Legion --2.56
11 -- Dead Shape Figure -- Fight Against, Lie Behalf --4.42
12 -- Demiurg -- The Terror Before Sleep --3.59
13 -- Batallion -- Verdun Meat Grinder --3.55
14 -- Portrait -- A Thousand Nightmares --4.53
15 -- Hollenthon -- Sons Of Perdition --4.52
16 -- Transcending Bizarre -- Irreversible --3.53
17 -- No Remorse -- Victory Or Valhalla --4.01

#171 'Terrorizer Presents Festival Frenzy' - EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE AT TESCOS - Track Listing

1 -- Carcass -- Tools Of The Trade --
2 -- At The Gates -- Nausea --
3 -- Keep Of Kalessin -- Ascendant - EXCLUSIVE NEW TRACK! --
4 -- In Flames -- The Mirror's Truth --
5 -- My Dying Bride -- She Is The Dark (Live) --
6 -- Sonata Arctica -- 8th Commandment --
7 -- Behemoth -- Kriegsphilosophie --
8 -- Hate Eternal -- Hell Envenom --
9 -- Suffocation -- Abomination Reborn --
10 -- Prospect -- Metalcamp Anthem (7 Days) --
11 -- Textures -- Laments Of An Icarus --
12 -- Dark Fortress -- Edge Of Night --
13 -- Macabre -- Dog Guts --
14 -- Impaled Nazarene -- Pandemia --
15 -- Desecration -- Bacterial Breakdown --
16 -- Asva -- A Trap For Judges --
17 -- Rolo Tomassi -- Beattrotter --
18 -- Guapo -- The Planks --
18 -- Mainline -- Brilliance Of Shadow --5.18

# posted by DJ Martian 1:37 PM

Sunday, May 18, 2008

  Music Links Roundup - Update - May 18th

Some links of interest:

Looking back at previous Meltdown festivals: Meltdown: the directors' cuts | Pop | guardian.co.uk Music

Dominique Leone spotlighted: Dusted Features [ Listed: Dominique Leone The Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound ]

compilation: RA: Greg Wilson's 2020 Vision. Music News

2020 Vision’ mixed by Greg Wilson is out on 2020 Vision on June 30th, 2008.


Artists

Alphabeat

5 star review: The first 10: Alphabeat, This Is Alphabeat | Music | guardian.co.uk Music

Chic meets PiL? Peter Robinson savours the eclectic charms of Denmark's finest six-piece

Buried Inside

2009 album: Punknews.org | Buried Inside plan January 2009 release

Andrew Liles/Jean-Herve Peron

Fini! by Andrew Liles/Jean-Herve Peron @ Cargo Records

In what promises to be Dirter’s busiest year yet, 2008 continues with the release of this collaboration between Nurse With Wound’s Liles, and Peron of Faust.

Neither of these artists needs any introduction and all expectations are overtaken with this incredible album. Here is something that sounds like a both a “Krautrock” album and also like nothing you can imagine. Its twists and turns keep surprising and thrilling you several listens on from the first. The words “classic” and masterpiece” would not be out of place here. Both Faust and NWW are touring all over the World this year, and profile for both of these legendary acts has never been higher. This release is packaged in a gloss laminated digipac, with beautiful artwork by Liles.


Studio

RA: Studio release Yearbook 2. Music News

’Yearbook 2’ by Studio will be released on Information on June 16th, 2008.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:56 PM

Friday, May 16, 2008

  Music Links Roundup - Update - May 16th

Some links of interest:

new url for http://bwank.com - music blog.

All About Jazz profile Norwegian Jazz Music Scene in 2008: Norwegian Jazz 101: JazzNorway in a Nutshell 2008

Pitchfork profiled in Business Week: Indie Music's Hipster Heaven

Already an Internet magnet, Pitchfork is starting a Web channel for music videos and interviews

Artists profiled: Drowned in Sound - Features - The Great Escape 2008: the DiS preview

metal news: brooklynvegan: This Week In METAL (05/16/08)

UK Music festivals: 150 summer music festivals - Telegraph


Artists

Alarum

news update: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - ALARUM Prepares To Enter Studio

"ALARUM are currently finishing up pre-production and about to enter Rennisound Studios to record 'Natural Causes', due for release later in the year via Willowtip/Candlelight Records.

Brian Eno

interview: Brian Eno: As he turns 60, the professor of rock is as creative as ever - Features, Music - The Independent

Collide

2008 album planned: Collide announces new Two Headed Monster album

Exmortem

news update: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - EXMORTEM: In Mixing Mode

Pet Shop Boys

Expect a new Pet Shop Boys album early 2009: Popjustice - Other pop is cancelled for the rest of 2008

Star of Ash

interview: Interview :: Star of Ash - The Thread that Never Ends

# posted by DJ Martian 2:12 PM

Thursday, May 15, 2008

  Lars Horntveth: New Album Announced: Kaleidoscopic

Lars Horntveth: New Album Announced: Kaleidoscopic will be released in August.

interview: MIC Norway: Lars Horntveth: Upcoming new album and a special appearance at the Øya festival

Lars Horntveth’s latest album Kaleidoscope has been ready since last October. Now it has been decided that it will be released during this year’s Øya festival in August, at which Horntveth will perform Kaleidoscopic with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra (KORK) - This is music that I think will be great fun to perform live, says Horntveth in this interview.


myspace: lars Horntveth

# posted by DJ Martian 11:37 PM

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

  The Wire: New Issue

New issue of The Wire features Evangelista on the front cover. On sale Thursday May 15th in the UK.

Highlights:

22 Pistepissko, Anat Ben-David, Carla Bozulich, Evangelista, Machinefabriek, Carsten Nicolai, Nihlist Spasm Band, People Like Us, Dylan van der Schyff, Yoshi Wada

On The Cover: Evangelista - Since covering Willie Nelson’s Red Headed Stranger, Carla Bozulich has been shunting alt Country deeper into hardcore Improv territory with her new group. By David Stubbs. Features include interviews with Nihilist Spasm Band, People Like Us, and Yoshi Wada, as well as RZA's Invisible Jukebox. Plus: Dylan van der Schyff, Machinefabriek, Chicks On Speed's Anat Ben David in Cross Platform, Carsten Nicolai of Raster-Noton picks his favourite Inner Sleeve and more...

# posted by DJ Martian 10:11 PM
  Zero Tolerance Magazine - New May / June 2008 Issue

New issue of Zero Tolerance Magazine features Grand Magus on the front cover. On sale in the UK from Thursday May 15th.

More info on the new issue @ Zero Tolerance

Details of the Free Double Cd:


# posted by DJ Martian 2:41 PM
  Top Albums of 2008 @ rateyourmusic.com

recently updated Top 1000 Albums of 2008 @ rateyourmusic.com

a rather strange number 1: Thrice - The Alchemy Index: Volume III + IV - Air & Earth [a popular post-hardcore band with 20something Americans. I can't see this being at number 1 for long]

selected highlights:

2: Portishead - Third
3: Opeth - Watershed
7: Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
9: Meshuggah - obZen
10: Have a Nice Life - Deathconsciousness

12: The Mars Volta - The Bedlam in Goliath
13: Origin - Antithesis
14: Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
15: Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
16: No-Man - Schoolyard Ghosts

20: Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
27: M83 - Saturdays = Youth
29: Why? - Alopecia

34: Septic Flesh - Communion
37: Textures - Silhouettes

47: Boris - Smile

51: In Mourning - Shrouded Divine
52: Isole - Bliss of Solitude
53: Virgin Black - Requiem - Fortissimo
54: A Silver Mt. Zion - 13 Blues for Thirteen Moons
58: Secret Chiefs 3 - Xaphan: Book of Angels Volume 9

61: This Will Destroy You - This Will Destroy You
69: Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree

74: Kayo Dot - Blue Lambency Downward
78: James - Hey Ma

81: Diamanda Galás - Guilty, Guilty, Guilty
84: Mercenary - Architect of Lies
85: Spiritualized - Songs in A&E

92: The Notwist - The Devil, You + Me
96: Clark - Turning Dragon

Selected highlights outside the top 100

104: Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
106: Draconian - Turning Season Within
107: Atlas Sound - Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See but Cannot Feel
111: The Fall - Imperial Wax Solvent
112: Gregor Samsa - Rest
115: Balmorhea - Rivers Arms
134: Moonspell - Night Eternal
137: 5ive - Hesperus
140: Autechre - Quaristice
146: Robert Owens - Night Time Stories
160: The Helio Sequence - Keep Your Eyes Ahead
162: Martriden - The Unsettling Dark
167: Beneva vs. Clark Nova - Sombunall
178: Russian Circles - Station
179: Tiamat - Amanethes
188: Ladytron - Velocifero
190: Torche - Meanderthal
191: Hercules and Love Affair - Hercules and Love Affair
194: The Goslings - Occasion
196: To-mera - Delusions
199: Celestia - Frigidiis Apotheosia: Abstinencia Genesiis

203: Sculptured - Embodiment: Collapsing Under the Weight of God
204: Wasilewski / Kurkiewicz / Miśkiewicz - January
206: Hot Chip - Made in the Dark
217: Tape - Luminarium
218: Dark Fortress - Eidolon
219: Star of Ash - The Thread
220: Auburn Lull - Begin Civil Twilight
221: Cor Scorpii - Monument
222: Sébastien Tellier - Sexuality
224: ASHES dIVIDE - Keep Telling Myself It's Alright
225: Flying Lotus - Los Angeles
230: Arcana - Raspail
231: Sahg - Sahg II
234: Ihsahn - angL
240: Kelley Polar - I Need You to Hold on While the Sky Is Falling
243: Benea Reach - Alleviat
252: Guapo - Elixirs
253: The Shortwave Set - Replica Sun Machine
263: Jacaszek - Treny
299: The Arcane Order - In the Wake of Collisions

306: Valet - Naked Acid
309: Box - Studio 1
318: Peter Broderick - Float
322: Dark Suns - Grave Human Genuine
338: My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
344: Meat Beat Manifesto - Autoimmune
347: Rhys Chatham - "Guitar Trio Is My Life!"
357: Resplandor - Pleamar
395: The Long Blondes - Couples

409: Hammock - Maybe They Will Sing for Us Tomorrow
410: Barry Adamson - Back to the Cat
440: Skyphone - Avellaneda
450: Bruno Pronsato - Why Can’t We Be Like Us
478: Grails - Take Refuge in Clean Living
484: Thomas Brinkmann - When Horses Die
489: Matmos - Supreme Balloon
498: Németh - Film

512: Nadja - Desire in Uneasiness
535: Booka Shade - The Sun & The Neon Light
548: Pacific! - Reveries
558: Misanthrope - IrremeDIABLE
562: Tears Run Rings - Always, Sometimes, Seldom, Never
576: The Whip - X Marks Destination
578: AGF - Words Are Missing
590: Mar de Grises - Draining the Waterheart

606: Justus Köhncke - Safe and Sound
608: Human Bell - Human Bell
654: Woods of Ypres - Woods III: The Deepest Roots and the Darkest Blues
655: Juvelen - 1
657: Lakes of Russia - Stars Decorate the Fire
666: Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin - Holon

704: Hocico - Memorias Atrás
719: Diskjokke - Staying In
720: Duels - The Barbarians Move In
722: Remembrance - Silencing the Moments
734: The National Bank - Come on Over to the Other Side
738: Vandermark 5 - Beat Reader
740: Ljudbilden & Piloten - One Hundred Fifty-Five

833: Kelpe - Ex-Aquarium
844: Chandeen - Teenage Poetry
850: Je Suis Animal - Self-Taught Magic From a Book
867: Cloudland Canyon - Lie in Light
879: Trinacria - Travel Now Journey Infinitely
896: Meredith Monk - Impermanence

903: SubtractiveLAD - Apparatus
915: Anders Ilar - Sworn
977: Chessie - Manifest
987: Leo Abrahams - The Unrest Cure

# posted by DJ Martian 12:21 AM

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

  Music Links Roundup - Update - May 13th

Some links of interest:

new music micro-blogging service: Blip

Blip is a quick way to tell your friends what song you're into right this minute. You also find out what your favorite people are listening to in real-time — no need to refresh the page.


Artists

A Perfect Circle

news update: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN Says A PERFECT CIRCLE Is Still Alive

Autechre

RA: Autechre to release 13 digital tracks. Music News

Blackdown and Dusk

press release for The Blackdown and Dusk album - Dissensus - Dusk + Blackdown “Margins Music” (CD)

Digitonal

news update: Digitonal.com news - May gigs



The Faint

album news update: The Faint Unveil New Album, Out Aug. 5 | Spin Magazine Online

Omaha-based dance punkers split from onetime label Saddle Creek, and prep fifth record -- entitled Fasciinatiion -- for release on their own imprint, blank.wav.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:30 PM

Monday, May 12, 2008

  Music Links Roundup - Update - May 12th

Some links of interest:

music blog / reviews website to check: ninthspace

latest column: Pitchfork Feature: Column: Resonant Frequency #57

krautock article: I always wanted to be different | | guardian.co.uk Arts

They took rock music apart and put it back together in a way no one had ever dreamed of. Matt Bolton meets the original Krautrockers - and the new bands keeping the flame alive

new look website for: Metalreviews - In Metal We Trust ! - Home

2009 Rock In Opposition festival: Avant Music News - Blog Archive - RIO 2009 Festival Announced

The tentative lineup includes:

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum (USA)
Koenjihyakkei (JP)
Daevid Allen/Hugh Hopper/Chris Cutler (Aus/UK/USA)
Univers Zero (B)
Charles Hayward (UK)
Yolk (F)
Peter Brotzmann (D)
Present (B/USA/F/Israel)


Artists


Abomino Aetas

2008 album: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - ABOMINO AETAS To Release Debut In July

Stavanger, Norway-based black metallers ABOMINO AETAS will release their debut album, "Sower of Death", in July via Godreah Records.

The Acacia Strain

news update: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - THE ACACIA STRAIN: Continent Release Date Set

"Continent", on August 19 via Prosthetic Records.

Beck

UK record label deal: Beck Signs With XL Recordings — News — AngryApe

Bilocate

2008 album: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - BILOCATE: Sudden Death Syndrome Artwork Unveiled

Cult of Luna

new track: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - CULT OF LUNA: New Song Posted Online

The Cure

new track: Pitchfork: Forkcast: New Music: The Cure: "The Only One" [Stream]

Emancer

2008 album: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - EMANCER Twilight And Randomness Out Now

Eternal Tears Of Sorrow

news update: Eternal Tears Of Sorrow - New Record Deal - Metal Storm

their sixth album that will be released in March 2009

Funeral

2008 album due in September: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - FUNERAL Signs With INDIE RECORDINGS

FUNERAL's new album will be released on September 1st.

The Gathering

news update: Bravewords.com - News: THE GATHERING At Work On 9th Studio Album

Massive Attack

interview: Massive Attack talk to Miranda Sawyer | Urban | guardian.co.uk Music

The Bristol band's sound has helped define British pop for 20 years. Now, they are curating the South Bank's influential Meltdown festival. In an exclusive interview, Miranda Sawyer talks politics, camper vans, and their upcoming album

Mental Overdrive

2008 album: MENTAL OVERDRIVE: BRAND NEW ALBUM OUT 26TH OF MAY titled: You Are Being Manipulated

Paradise Lost

live event: Metal Hammer - News Article: Paradise Lost Confirm 20th Anniversary Show

With Anathema and My Dying Bride providing the support, the Halifax doom-merchants will play the London Forum on September 19th.

Scar Symmetry

new track: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - SCAR SYMMETRY: New Song Posted Online

Shonky

interview: RA: Shonky: Numbers - Feature / Interview

Sothis

2008 album: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - SOTHIS Signs With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

Los Angeles-based symphonic black metal band SOTHIS has inked a deal with Candlelight Records. The group's full-length frbut, entitled "De Oppresso Liber", will be released later in year.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:46 PM

Friday, May 09, 2008

  Music Links Roundup - Update - May 9th

Some links of interest:

MOJO's Mid-Term Report - News - Mojo

Behold! The ten new acts guaranteed to make the second-half of 2008 truly great. [I disagree with these selections]


Artists

Argy

RA: Poker Flat focuses on Argy. Music News

Focus On Argy will be released on Poker Flat on June 24th, 2008.

Enslaved

The new Enslaved album is titled: Vertebrae - due in September. [Revealed exclusively in a Metal Hammer magazine interview]

no confirmation yet @ Enslaved

Thomas Feiner

Album: DOTSHOP.SE - Thomas Feiner & Anywhen: The Opiates

Updated, re-packaged and newly mastered edition, featuring two exclusive songs. "This is a lost classic" (David Sylvian) Samadhi Sound (SS013CD) June 9th, 2008

{ thomasfeiner.com } the official Thomas Feiner &; Anywhen website

Four Tet

DJ set to download: No Rock And Roll Fun: MP Four Tet

Head Control System

2009 expected: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - HEAD CONTROL SYSTEM Working On New Material

iTAL tEK

2008 album: DOTSHOP.SE - iTAL tEK: Cyclical

Moody beautiful dubstep with swooning chords underpinned by a techy undercarriage *** Planet Mu (ZIQ203CD) May 26th, 2008

Lux Interna

2008 album: Projekt: Lux Interna - a lantern carried in blood and skin

Street Date: July 29

Pluxus

interview: FactMagazine - Pluxus

New Kompakt signings Pluxus are a pleasure to listen to, and a headache to describe. They are, truly, quite unclassifiable. While techno and electro elements certainly run through the Swedish trio’s music, they’re warped almost beyond recognition. Their forthcoming Solid State album is a sprawling, immersive record of fuzzed-up digital melodies, as if Kraftwerk had melted and were slowly being trodden into the sand. See, told you it was difficult to describe..

Sian Alice Group

artist profiled: No 315: Sian Alice Group | Music | guardian.co.uk Music

Today's hopefuls have been overdosing on early Spiritualized

Steve Swallow

jazz artist interviewed: Steve Swallow: Embracing Music and Greater Awareness

Tricky

more info on the upcoming album: Tricky Returns With Knowle West Boy Album & Single — News — AngryApe

Album due in July on Domino Records !

# posted by DJ Martian 12:32 AM

Thursday, May 08, 2008

  Earplug - Issue 120

Issue 120 of Earplug

May 8 - 21

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

# posted by DJ Martian 10:41 PM

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

  Music Links Roundup - Update - May 7th

Some links of interest:

New issue of Plan B Magazine features No Age on the front cover.

latest column: Pitchfork Feature: The Month In: Techno

Music festival in Belgium: 20th Dour Festival | 17 18 19 20 July 08

new compilation: RA: Cocoon announce H compilation. Music News - Cocoon compilation H' is released in late June 2008.


Artists

James Blackshaw

new album: Pitchfork: James Blackshaw Preps Cloud Follow-Up, Tours

Fixmer / McCarthy

new 2008 album: Fixmer / McCarthy to launch second album

New Order

latest news: Teletext Entertainment News: New Order heed the call

New Order are to give a full release to their final songs, PS can reveal.

Scuba

2008 album: DOTSHOP.SE - Scuba: A Mutual Antipathy

The perfect balance between Burial's rusty emo-garage and Benga's full throttle technotics *** Hotflush (HFCD002) May 12th, 2008

Slaraffenland

new ep: CMJ News Story: Slaraffenland Talk New EP, Tour And Curious Name

mp3hugger: Slaraffenland - I'm A Machine ~ indie mp3s you can hug ~

# posted by DJ Martian 11:53 PM

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

  Music Links Roundup - Update - May 6th

Some links of interest:

blogs to check:
Markle Said Wha?
nordictunes.com - Music from the northern hemisphere

Norway’s 15 best new artists (according to foreigners) - nordictunes.com via Norwegian paper Dagbladet

Here it is, By:larm’s 15 best new bands and artists according to non-Norwegians:

1. Ida Maria
2. Casiokids
3. Lukestar
4. Truls & the Trees
5. Superfamily
6. The Lionheart Brothers
7. Diskjokke
8. Serena Maneesh
9. Ungdomskulen
10. Shining
11. Katzenjammer
12. Animal Alpha
13. The Grand
14. The Thing
15. Susanna


April 2008 recap: The Allmusic Blog - April Editor’s Choice Playlist: Andy Kellman

The Daily Swarm - Universal Music Group/Buzznet buys Absolute Punk...



Artists

Beck

new 2008 album: MTV Newsroom - Beck Set to Release New Album, Stat!

Bon Iver

feature: Drowned in Sound - Features - DiScover: Bon Iver

Daggers

Manchester electronic pop band profiled: Popjustice: Daggers

Mathias Eick

profiled: MIC Norway: Mathias Eick: The Door

..Norwegian jazz Jaga Jazzist, where he played trumpet. Now his debut album The Door is out on the prestigious ECM label.

myspace: MySpace.com - Mathias Eick - Oslo - Ambient / Jazz / Tropical - www.myspace.com/mathiaseick

Maja S. K. Ratkje

profiled: MIC Norway: Maja S. K. Ratkje: River Mouth Echoes

Norwegian sound artist Maja Ratkje has a new record out on the American label Tzadik.

Russian Circles

album stream: Decoymusic.com - Russian Circles Stream Entire New Album

That Petrol Emotion

have reformed That Petrol Emotion Official Website

2562

interview: Markle Said Wha?: 2562

# posted by DJ Martian 11:59 PM

Monday, May 05, 2008

  Music Links Roundup - Update - May 5th

Some links of interest:

Artists

Arctic Plateau

Gothtronic | News: Arctic Plateau Signs with Prophecy

myspace: MySpace.com - ARCTIC PLATEAU - Rome, IT - Shoegaze / Rock / Indie - www.myspace.com/arcticplateau

stated reference are: Film school, Novembre, Mogwai, Destroy all dreamers, Resplandor, Alcest, A-ha, Mono (Japan), Alphaville, Marlene kuntz, Sigur ros, Slowdive, Robert Smith and the Cure, Darkthrone, Justin K. Broadrick, Televise, I like trains, This empty flow, U2, Klimt 1918, Cypher, Air formation, Type o negative, Monochrome, Maps, Silvania, Katatonia, Mellonova, Lento, Below the sea, The lowlife, Mark Lanegan and old Seattle band, some Black Metal band

Lindstrøm

RA: Lindstrøm preps Where You Go I Go Too. Music News

Lindstrom's long-awaited debut album will be just three tracks long.

Nico Muhly

more info on the upcoming album: DOTSHOP.SE - Nico Muhly: Mothertongue

Bedroom Community (HVALUR05CD) May 26th, 2008

Omnium Gatherum

latest news: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - OMNIUM GATHERUM Completes Recording New Album

2562

DOTSHOP.SE - 2562: Aerial

Imagine a perfect marriage between Benga or Skream style rhythm and bass with Basic Channel sounds. Bassline Funk Dubstep ****

Tectonic (TEC004CD)
June 2nd, 2008

myspace: MySpace.com - 2562 - The Hague - Dub / 2-step / Techno - www.myspace.com/2562dub

# posted by DJ Martian 11:56 PM

Sunday, May 04, 2008

  Music Links Roundup - Update - May 4th

Some links of interest:

high profile music blogs on one page: music.alltop.com

similar blogs tool: Who's Websites like? - Find similar Websites

Who's Like djmartian.blogspot.com?

London based FACT relaunched with a brand new website: FactMagazine

New issue of Clash magazine includes a Green Man festival CD preview: The Flaming Lips-Santogold-Spiritualized-The Ting Tings | Clash Music

myspace artist links to explore: Sweeping The Nation: The alphabet of new music Part I and Sweeping The Nation: The alphabet of new music Part II

wonky euro pop: We are the outsiders with this music | | guardian.co.uk Arts

Tired of chart pop that's all manufactured groups and reality TV shows? Just as fed up of bland indie? Then Wonky Pop might just be the thing for you. Alexis Petridis reports

and Descended From The Heavens: Alphabeat And The Rest Of The Wonky Pop Brigade Are Here To Save The Day

music 2008:

Discussion: Norman Records weblog thing - Blog Archive - What are your favourite records of the year so far?

ILM thread for 2008 Math Rock

Stefan's 2008 on-going albums meta analysis: Acclaimed Music Forum: UPDATE : 01/05/08 : MEGA-CRITIC : Best Reviewed Albums Of 2008 So Far at number 1. Portishead - Third

a personal 2008 list: S/FJ: BEST OF 2008

April 2008 recaps: Obscure Sound - Indie Music Blog - Obscure Sound: Best of April 2008 and Drowned in Sound - Features - A Month In Records: April 2008


Artists

Annie

new 2008 album hype: Popjustice - Annie's new album: it's extraordinarily good.

Black Kids

Black Kids reveal details of ‘Traumatic’ debut|TLOBF.COM - debut album from hyped US band. Partie Traumatic and will be released on July 7th 2008.

Peter Broderick

interview: themilkfactory - INTERVIEW: PETER BRODERICK Music Man - superb piano based ambient modern composition music

listen on myspace: MySpace.com - Peter Broderick - Copenhagen, Denmark & Portland, Oregon - Classical / Folk / Alternative - www.myspace.com/peterbroderick

Catamenia

news update: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - CATAMENIA To Enter Studio In July

Dark Fortress

interview: Metalrage | Dark Fortress - Portraying alternate realities

Efterklang

tour info: PostEverything: News: EFTERKLANG announce UK/Ireland festival and tour dates

Elephant9

new 2008 album: Rune Grammofon RCD 2075 - Elephant9: Dodovoodoo

Excellent new trio consisting of Ståle Storløkken (Supersilent, Humcrush) on keyboards, Nikolai Eilertsen (The National Bank, Lester) on bass and Torstein Lofthus (Shining) on drums. Storløkken mostly concentrating on organ and electric piano gives the album a late sixtees, early seventees flavour with traces of rock, jazz, prog and psychedelia. The rock solid rhythm section gives it all a contemporary edge and we get an extremely tight little unit with a high degree of great musicianship as well as pure joy in their playing. Already a firm live favourite on the Norwegian scene for a couple of years due to a handful of highly energetic and enthusiastically received concerts, they have transfered their live promise to the recording studio with ease. The album was recorded live to analogue tape in Grand Sport Studio, Oslo.

Release: 26.05.08

nice multi-coloured album artwork:

Elephant9 - DodoVoodoo

myspace: MySpace.com - Elephant9 - NO - Progressive / Jazz / Rock - www.myspace.com/elephant9theband

High Places

Drowned in Sound - News - High Places sign UK deal with Upset the Rhythm, announce debut album

Ihsahn

interview: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - IHSAHN: No One Would Ever Be Satisfied With A New EMPEROR Album

Nico Muhly

feature: Electro-classical artist Nico Muhly on indie's Biblical influences | | guardian.co.uk Arts

Mothertongue by Nico Muhly is released on Bedroom Community on May 26th

Oceans of Sadness

2008 album: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - OCEANS OF SADNESS: New Album Teaser Available

Primal Scream

Due July 21st the New Primal Scream album titled: Beautiful Future : Play.com (UK) : Primal Scream - Beautiful Future [info via albumvote.co.uk]

Satyricon

2008 album: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - SATYRICON: New Album Release Date Revealed

Roadrunner Records has reportedly set a November 3 European release date for the as-yet-untitled seventh album from the Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON.


compilation:

Mary Anne Hobbs compilation: RA: Mary Anne Hobbs compiles Evangeline. Music News

Evangeline' compiled by Mary Anne Hobbs is released as an unmixed CD and as a 4 x 12" vinyl on Planet Mu on June 16, 2008.

# posted by DJ Martian 6:15 PM

Thursday, May 01, 2008

  Music Links Roundup - Update - May 1st

Some links of interest:

post rock: Postapocalyptic Vanguard

FUTURESONIC 2008 starts today in Manchester.

This year's MOJO Honours List: Shortlist Announced! - News - Mojo

Forthcoming Album Releases distributed / marketed by Cargo in May / June: Cargo Records UK: Cargo Collective: June 2008

Problems at Xfm in London: Radio Today - XFM audience collapses

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

All About Jazz profile this Norwegian jazz label: Smalltown Superjazzz

investment at MOG: Music Network MOG Raises $2.8M From Universal, Sony, Angels Forum


Artists

Cynic

new label deal: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - CYNIC Signs With SEASON OF MIST RECORDS

A late 2008 release is expected, to be supported by additional live shows soon to be announced.

Lifend

2008 album: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - LIFEND To Release DeviHate In May

Italian death/experimental metallers LIFEND will release their new album, "DeviHate", on May 30 via Aural Music/SPV/Audioglobe.

Lorraine

new track: :: arjanwrites music blog ::: Listen to Lorraine When I Return To The World

The song is taken from the group's long-awaiting debut album, tentatively titled "Pop Noir," that is scheduled for release this summer.

Nils Petter Molvær

profiled: Nils Petter Molvær at Bath International Music Festival 08 (Norway - the official site in the UK)

Moonspell

new video next week: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - MOONSPELL: Scorpion Flower Video To Premiere Next Week

Nico Muhly

news: Pitchfork: Bjork/Antony/Oldham Arranger Nico Muhly Preps LP

Opeth

e-card @ Roadrunner Records: Opeth

Scorch Trio

profiled: MIC Norway: Scorch Trio: Brolt!

New explosive album out from Scorch Trio, the Norwegian/Finnish jazz-rock improv unit that makes music of the kind that have critics talk of imaginary meetings between spearheading legends of jazz and rock, like Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix.

Sam Sparro

interview: Drowned in Sound - Features - DiScover: Sam Sparro

John Tejada

new 2008 album: RA: Palette reaches 50 with new John Tejada LP. Music News

John Tejada's 'Where' is released on CD and as a double vinyl pack on Palette Recordings on June 16, 2008.

Jill Tracy

May 20th release: Projekt: Jill Tracy - The Bittersweet Constrain

# posted by DJ Martian 2:05 PM

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Top Rated Albums on rateyourmusic.com 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Decade: Fast 'n' Bulbous - The Best New Artists of the 00s Metacritic Scaruffi - The 2000s Top 1000 Albums -- 2000s on Rate Your Music Links: delicious/djmartian/m00s Charts: Albums by Year - Rate Your Music Fast 'n' Bulbous
Portal: DJ Martian: Music of the 00s Portal

2005 Music: 2005 Albums - DJ Martian RYM 2005 New RYM Top 1000 Albums 2005 a2005 b2005 m2005 rateyourmusic.com users 2005 Lists
2006 Music: 2006 Albums - DJ Martian RYM 2006 New RYM Top 1000 Albums 2006 a2006 b2006 m2006 r2006 rateyourmusic.com users 2006 Lists
2007 Music: 2007 Albums - DJ Martian RYM 2007 New RYM Top 1000 Albums 2007 a2007 b2007 m2007 r2007 rateyourmusic.com users 2007 Lists
2008 Music: 2008 Albums - DJ Martian RYM 2008 New RYM Top 1000 Albums 2008 a2008 b2008 m2008 r2008 rateyourmusic.com users 2008 Lists
2009 Music: 2009 Albums - DJ Martian RYM 2009 New RYM Top 1000 Albums 2009 a2009 b2009 m2009 r2009 rateyourmusic.com users 2009 Lists

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

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

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

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

MUSIC SHOPPING

Online Music Stores: Links: More UK Links: del.icio.us/djmartian/ecommerce
Music Shopping:
CD Price Comparison: Dealtime.co.uk Kelkoo 123PriceCheck.com Pricerunner.com

UK Online Music Stores: with e-commerce ordering: Specialists More links @ specialist
Action Records Banquet Records BLEEP bmsoho Boomkat Juno Records Key Mail Order MusicNonStop.co.uk Norman Records Phonica Piccadilly Records recordstore.co.uk ReR Resurrection Music Rhythm Online The Rock Box Rough Trade Second Layer Records Spillers Records, Cardiff Spin Supernal TouchShop volcanic tongue
UK Online Music Stores: with e-commerce ordering: Generalists More links @ cdstores
Amazon.co.uk ASDA Entertainment base.com BlahDVD eil.com HMV.co.uk 101cd.com Play.com Tesco Townsend Records Wow HD

ALBUM RELEASE DATE INFORMATION

New & Forthcoming Music - Listings [More Links: bookmarks tagged: forthcoming
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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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New: delicious music delicious/forcedexposure Digg / Music / Upcoming My Music Links: delicious/djmartian/music start_music: A-Z start_music Links populair.eu/music Lists: Music Matrix: deep linking, deep tagging, social bookmarks, mp3 music blogs etc Record Labels: Updated: delicious/djmartian/labels

Music Discussion: ILM Links: Tag: Music Discussion

Music Discussion: Diverse/Eclectic: ILM Radio Mute Rate Your Music - General UK Based General/Rock: drownedinsound.com MOJO Message Boards Onetouchmusic Plan B Magazine Forum Rock-Sound.net UK Music Industry: Record of the Day - Messageboard US Based General/Rock: Hipinion Sound Opinions woxy.com Boards Rock Lists: Acclaimed Music Forum Ambient/ Berlin School of EM/ Space Music: Hypnos Forum Avant: Bagatellen Dubstep: Dubstep Forum Electronic: CO-µ-NICATE dirty.org forums Dissensus electrofreaks Type records : Chat We Are The Music Makers Forums Jazz: All About Jazz Bulletin Board Jazzcorner's Speakeasy Jazzreview.com Jungle/ Drum N Bass: dogsonacid.com Metal: .: Metal Storm - Forum Ultimate Metal Forum Zero Tolerance Magazine Progressive Rock: Progressive Ears Progarchives.com Progressive Rock Forum Shoegaze: shoegaze forum

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

Ambient Ambient Visions Star's End
Drum n Bass Drum&BassArena Knowledge Mag
Electro / House / Techno Dancenova DJ Mag Hyponik Mixmag RA Resident Advisor TrusttheDJ Update Online XLR8R
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Experimental: Avant Music News Brainwashed Cyclic Defrost Freq Heathen Harvest Paris Transatlantic The Silent Ballet Sound and Music | We are sound The Squid's Ear Terrascope Online The Wire
Gothic: net goth org UK
Industrial / Synth Pop: industrial.org musicfolio.com Release Music Magazine Side-Line
Jazz: All About Jazz: News All About Jazz delicious/tag/jazz eJazzNews.com Jazz Review.com - news
Metal: Antenna - Metal Magazine Apeshit Avantgarde-Metal.com Blabbermouth BW & BK Decibel Magazine MetalBite Metal Hammer Metal Storm thePRP.com Sonic Assault Terrorizer UltimateMetal.com
Music Reviews - Metal Archaic-Magazine.com Chronicles of Chaos Metal Invader The Metal Observer MetalReview.com Metal Reviews Metal Storm - Reviews Tartarean Desire

Canada Based Music Websites Cokemachineglow . IndieVille.com
Ireland Nialler9 Music Blog State Magazine
Other European Based Music Websites: Chain D.L.K. CloudsandClocks Cracked Cool Music Central KindaMuzik Gothtronic Musique Machine
Scandinavian Music: It's a trap! MIC Norway Nö MUSIC

London Centric: Delta 9 Hyponik Prog rock and avant-garde gigs in London Promoters: Eat Your Own Ears Haywire ICA London Musicians Collective Lumin no.signal Sprawl London Weekly Listings: Flavorpill London Kultureflash

UK Based Music Websites: AngryApe - Barcode - The Beat Surrender - Bearded Magazine - ClashMusic.com - CMU Daily - Crud Magazine - Dazed Digital - Music - Drowned in Sound - Dummy - FACT magazine: - GIGWISE.com - Guardian Music - The Guardian - Reviews - Guardian blog - music - The Independent | Music - Kerrang! - Kerrang! New Issue - ManchesterOnline - themilkfactory - MOJO - MusicOMH.Com - Music Tank - Music Week - No Ripcord - Plan B - Playlouder - Record of the Day - rock-a-rolla.com - Rock Sound - Sonomu - SoundsXP - Strangeglue - SUBBA CULTCHA - TLOBF.COM - This Is Fake DIY - The Times - Music - Uncut - Word Magazine - Xfm - Yahoo Music UK
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US Based Music Websites About.com - Alternative Music * Aversion.com * babysue * Billboard * Blastitude * brooklynvegan * Buzzgrinder * cmj.com | new music first * DecoyMusic.com * Delusions of Adequacy * Drawer B * Dusted * Evilsponge * Filter Magazine * Glide Magazine * Ink19 * In Music We Trust * Junkmedia * Lost at Sea * Magnet Magazine * Mammoth Press * MTV.com - News * MusicEmissions.com * Pitchfork * Pitchfork: Best New Music * PopMatters * Prefix * Punknews.org * Regen Magazine * RollingStone.com * scenepointblank * 75 or Less * Silent Uproar * Sonic Frontiers * Spin Magazine * Sputnikmusic * Stereogum: Music Blog * 30music.com * Tiny Mix Tapes * Under the Radar

Music Resources: Music News Headlines on the ArtistDirect Network MusicTAP RYM Mi2N - Music Industry News Network RockCritics.com RockNews.info

Music Reference: AMG Artist Direct Auralgasms Discogs Fast 'n' Bulbous Google Directory: Music JahSonic.com Mensa Past Archives Metacritic Perfect Sound Forever Rockdetector Rocklist.Net Satan Stole My Teddy Bear Scaruffi
Radio: Pig Radio Radio Magnetic Resonance 104.4 FM woxy.com Links: SHOUTcast Radio

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