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Sunday, May 31, 2009

  MEGA-CRITIC : Best Reviewed Albums Of 2009 So Far

Stefan has updated his 2009 album stats: Acclaimed Music Forum: UPDATE 31/05/2009 : MEGA-CRITIC : Best Reviewed Albums Of 2009 So Far

THE MEGA-CRITIC-CHART :

The current position is followed by last month´s position in brackets, then the adjusted score, followed by the average rating and the number of reviews in brackets.

The scores after the title are the individual Top 50 positions / adjusted scores for Europe, the UK and the US, followed by the current Metacritic score.


= New Entry
= Peak Position

001. (001 ) 74,642857 – 84,50 (26 ) Animal Collective ´Merriweather Post Pavillion´
EU : 02. 72,14 - UK : 01. 75,51 - US : 01. 77,32 - MC : 89

002. (000 ) 71,141975 - 81,44 (22 ) Grizzly Bear ´Veckatimest´
EU : 07. 68,33 - UK : 04. 73,47 - US : 02. 71,96 - MC : 88

003. (002 ) 70,782312 – 82,16 (19 ) Mastodon ´Crack The Skye´
EU : 01. 73,87 - UK : 00000000 - US : 03. 71,08 - MC : 82

004. (003 ) 69,283439 – 78,83 (21 ) Bill Callahan ´Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle´
EU : 03. 71,49 - UK : 49. 64,77 - US : 04. 70,49 - MC : 82

005. (004 ) 68,750000 – 77,61 (22 ) Fever Ray ´Fever Ray´
EU : 09. 66,90 - UK : 08. 71,43 - US : 10. 68,43 - MC : 81

006. (005 ) 68,095930 – 75,94 (24 ) Yeah Yeah Yeahs ´It´s Blitz !´
EU : 28. 63,30 - UK : 02. 74,49 - US : 07. 68,73 - MC : 81

007. (006 ) 68,093220 – 75,62 (25 ) Antony & The Johnsons ´The Crying Light´
EU : 05. 68,58 - UK : 13. 69,39 - US : 20. 66,34 - MC : 80

008. (000 ) 67,193877 - 76,61 (19 ) The Horrors ´Primary Colours´
EU : 10. 66,82 - UK : 03. 73,86 - US : 00000000 - MC : 81

009. (007 ) 66,975308 – 75,00 (22 ) M. Ward ´Hold Time´
EU : 06. 68,55 - UK : 18. 68,18 - US : 39. 64,29 - MC : 79

010. (009 ) 66,843065 – 77,15 (17 ) DM Stith ´Heavy Ghost´
EU : 12. 65,82 - UK : 13. 69,39 - US : 30. 64,86 - MC : 84

011. (008 ) 66,250000 – 74,70 (20 ) Neko Case ´Middle Cyclone´
EU : 14. 65,26 - UK : 32. 65,91 - US : 15. 67,65 - MC : 79

012. (023 ) 66,174242 – 76,69 (16 ) Dan Deacon ´Bromst´
EU : 11. 65,83 - UK : 32. 65,91 - US : 18. 66,74 - MC : 77

013. (000 ) 65,955414 - 73,86 (21 ) Phoenix ´Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix´
EU : 21. 63,87 - UK : 32. 65,91 - US : 08. 68,53 - MC : 83

014. (017 ) 65,915492 – 75,11 (18 ) Camera Obscura ´My Maudlin Career´
EU : 18. 64,23 - UK : 25. 66,67 - US : 17. 67,06 - MC : 79

015. (011 ) 65,729927 – 75,35 (17 ) Micachu ´Jewellery´
EU : 00000000 - UK : 25. 66,67 - US : 12. 67,94 - MC : 75

016. (010 ) 65,462962 – 72,77 (22 ) PJ Harvey & John Parr ´A Woman A Man Walked By´
EU : 25. 63,36 - UK : 06. 72,45 - US : 00000000 - MC : 75

017. (012 ) 65,348837 – 72,00 (24 ) Andrew Bird ´Noble Beast´
EU : 31. 63,19 - UK : 08. 71,43 - US : 00000000 - MC : 79

018. (013 ) 65,334302 – 71,98 (24 ) Morrissey ´Years Of Refusal´
EU : 23. 63,44 - UK : 45. 65,31 - US : 11. 68,04 - MC : 79

019. (018 ) 65,224550 – 72,11 (23 ) Bonnie ´Prince´ Billy ´Beware´
EU : 04. 71,38 - UK : 00000000 - US : 00000000 - MC : 74

020. (014 ) 64,911971 – 73,53 (18 ) Dan Auerbach ´Keep It Hid´
EU : 13. 65,44 - UK : 30. 66,18 - US : 00000000 - MC : 80

021. (000 ) 64,854014 - 73,94 (17 ) St. Vincent ´Actor´
EU : 00000000 - UK : 00000000 - US : 05. 70,29 - MC : 83

022. (015 ) 64,848484 – 74,50 (16 ) Titus Andronicus ´The Airing Of Grievances´(2008 )
EU : 40. 62,31 - UK : 00000000 - US : ....2008.... - MC : 84

023. (016 ) 64,825581 – 71,25 (24 ) Bob Dylan ´Together Through Life´
EU : 08. 67,08 - UK : 00000000 - US : 27. 65,10 - MC : 76

024. (019 ) 64,431818 – 73,81 (16 ) Super Furry Animals ´Dark Days / Light Years´
EU : 00000000 - UK : 08. 71,43 - US : 00000000 - MC : 84

025. (020 ) 64,237288 – 70,16 (25 ) U2 ´No Line On The Horizon´
EU : 24. 63,44 - UK : 22. 67,35 - US : 00000000 - MC : 72

026. (025 ) 64,102564 – 75,39 (13 ) The Phantom Band ´Checkmate Savage´
EU : 16. 64,68 - UK : 49. 64,77 - US : 00000000 - MC : 00

027. (021 ) 63,939393 – 73,00 (16 ) The Thermals ´Now We Can See´
EU : 00000000 - UK : 00000000 - US : 06. 68,80 - MC : 79

028. (000 ) 63,897637 - 73,53 (15 ) Passion Pit ´Manners´
EU : 00000000 - UK : 45. 65,31 - US : 28. 64,89 - MC : 79

029. (024 ) 63,846153 – 74,92 (13 ) Harmonic 313 ´When Machines Exceed Human Intelligence´
EU : 32. 63,11 - UK : 45. 65,31 - US : 00000000 - MC : 75

030. (027 ) 63,675213 – 74,62 (13 ) Marissa Nadler ´Little Hells´
EU : 00000000 - UK : 19. 67,65 - US : 00000000 - MC : 00

031. (026 ) 63.602362 – 73,03 (15 ) Alela Diane ´To Be Still´
EU : 41. 62,29 - UK : 49. 64,77 - US : 44. 63,89 - MC : 75

032. (022 ) 63,566878 – 70,29 (21 ) Bat For Lashes ´Two Suns´
EU : 00000000 - UK : 13. 69,39 - US : 21. 66,08 - MC : 77

033. (033 ) 63,314393 – 71,97 (16 ) Elvis Perkins ´Elvis Perkins In Dearland´
EU : 35. 62,80 - UK : 00000000 - US : 00000000 - MC : 74

034. (046 ) 63,114754 – 72,86 (14 ) Buraka Som Sistema ´Black Diamond´ (2008 )
EU : 00000000 - UK : ....2008.... - US : 26. 65,14 - MC : 00

035. (000 ) 63,109756 - 85,83 (06 ) Sunn O))) ´Monoliths & Dimensions´
EU : 00000000 - UK : 11. 70,69 - US : 00000000 - MC : 00

036. (049 ) 62,941176 – 76,40 (10 ) Alasdair Roberts ´Spoils´
EU : 00000000 - UK : 16. 69,23 - US : 00000000 - MC : 83

037. (028 ) 62,826086 – 79,50 (08 ) The-Dream ´Love vs. Money´
EU : 00000000 - UK : 00000000 - US : 09. 68,48 - MC : 83

038. (048 ) 62,777777 – 73,00 (13 ) Doom ´Born Like This´
EU : 00000000 - UK : 39. 65,39 - US : 48. 63,70 - MC : 75

039. (035 ) 62,687074 – 69,63 (19 ) The Juan Maclean ´The Future Will Come´
EU : 47. 61,92 - UK : 00000000 - US : 00000000 - MC : 71

040. (029 ) 62,611464 – 68,86 (21 ) Pet Shop Boys ´Yes´
EU : 20. 63,96 - UK : 00000000 - US : 00000000 - MC : 71

041. (000 ) 62,598425 - 71,33 (15 ) Manic Street Preachers ´Journal For Plague Lovers´
EU : 00000000 - UK : 06. 72,45 - US : 00000000 - MC : 84

042. (030 ) 62,525773 – 77,00 (09 ) Ramblin´ Jack Elliott ´A Stranger Here´
EU : 00000000 - UK : 19. 67,65 - US : 00000000 - MC : 81

043. (041 ) 62,477678 – 73,29 (12 ) The Veils ´Sun Gangs´
EU : 19. 64,10 - UK : 49. 64,77 - US : 00000000 - MC : 74

044. (031 ) 62,422839 - 68,30 (22 ) Peter Doherty ´Grace / Wastelands´
EU : 39. 62,35 - UK : 22. 67,35 - US : 00000000 - MC : 74

045. (032 ) 62,421259 – 71,03 (15 ) J. Tillman ´Vacilando Territory Blues´
EU : 42. 62,24 - UK : 39. 65,39 - US : 00000000 - MC : 73

046. (034 ) 62,310606 – 70,31 (16 ) Black Lips ´200 Million Thousand´
EU : 00000000 - UK : 00000000 - US : 36. 64,46 - MC : 75

047. (038 ) 62,295081 – 71,43 (14 ) A.C. Newman ´Get Guilty´
EU : 50. 61,67 - UK : 00000000 - US : 35. 64,46 - MC : 72

048. (037 ) 62,236842 – 68,60 (20 ) Doves ´Kingdom Of Rust´
EU : 00000000 - UK : 04. 73,47 - US : 00000000 - MC : 77

049. (000 ) 62,216494 - 76,33 (09 ) The Field ´Yesterday And Today´
EU : 32. 63,11 - UK : 00000000 - US : 00000000 - MC : 74

050. (036 ) 62,132768 – 67,18 (25 ) Bruce Springsteen ´Working On A Dream´
EU : 17. 64,37 - UK : 45. 65,31 - US : 00000000 - MC : 72

THE BUBBLERS :

051. (000 ) 62,009803 - 74,50 (10 ) Gallows ´Grey Britain´
EU : 38. 62,50 - UK : 32. 65,91 - US : 00000000 - MC : 73

053. (000 ) 61,964285 – 72,33 (12 ) Steve Earle ´Townes´
EU : 59. 61,06 - UK : 00000000 - US : 63. 62,92 - MC : 82

054. (000 ) 61,931818 – 69,69 (16 ) Isis ´Wavering Radiant´
EU : 00000000 - UK : 00000000 - US : 14. 67,68 - MC : 82

055. (000 ) 61,728395 – 67,27 (22 ) Jarvis Cocker ´Further Complications´
EU : 00000000 - UK : 32. 65,91 - US : 13. 67,72 - MC : 77

056. (000 ) 61,685606 - 69,28 (16 ) Jason Lytle ´Yours Truly, The Commuter´
EU : 37. 62,55 - UK : 00000000 - US : 00000000 - MC : 67

058. (000 ) 61,576086 – 76,63 (08 ) Wildbirds & Peacedrums ´The Snake´
EU : 00000000 - UK : 17. 68,37 - US : 00000000 - MC : 82

060. (000 ) 61,521739 – 76,50 (08 ) The Felice Brothers ´Yonder Is The Clock´
EU : 26. 63,33 - UK : 00000000 - US : 00000000 - MC : 85

062. (000 ) 61,274509 - 73,00 (10 ) Iron And Wine ´Around The Well´
EU : 29. 63,27 - UK : 00000000 - US : 00000000 - MC : 77

063. (000 ) 61,212121 – 68,50 (16 ) Junior Boys ´Begone Dull Care´
EU : 44. 62,12 - UK : 56. 64,71 - US : 00000000 - MC : 74

068. (000 ) 60,940170 – 69,69 (13 ) Au Revoir Simone ´Still Night, Still Light´
EU : 79. 59,42 - UK : 00000000 - US : 71. 62,58 - MC : 81

FURTHER EU-POSITIONS :

015. (012 ) 64,71 Kreator ´Hordes Of Chaos´
022. (016 ) 63,58 Empire Of The Sun ´Walking On A Dream´
026. (000 ) 63,33 Scott Matthews ´There´s An Ocean That Devides´
030. (000 ) 63,20 Eminem ´Relapse´
034. (023 ) 62,93 Loney Dear ´Dear John´
036. (025 ) 62,64 Buddy & Julie Miller ´Written In Chalk´
043. (030 ) 62,16 Mono ´Hymn To The Immortal Wind´
045. (000 ) 62,08 Patrick Watson ´Wooden Arms´
046. (000 ) 62,02 Iggy Pop ´Preliminaires´
048. (000 ) 61,91 Hell ´Teufelswerk´
049. (032 ) 61,73 …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Death ´The Century Of Self´

FURTHER UK-POSITIONS :

012. (008 ) 70,59 Oumou Sangare ´Seya´
019. (000 ) 67,65 A Hawk And A Hacksaw ´Delivrance´
022. (016 ) 67,35 The Decemberists ´The Hazards Of Love´
025. (021 ) 66,67 Teitur ´The Singer´ (2008 )
025. (000 ) 66,67 Miles Benjamin Anthony Robertson ´Miles Benjamin Anthony Robertson´
029. (000 ) 66,33 The Maccabees ´Wall Of Arms´
030. (023 ) 66,18 Phosphorescent ´To Willie´
032. (026 ) 65,91 Malakai ´Ugly Side Of Love´
038. (029 ) 65,52 The Shaky Hands ´Lunglight´ (2008 )
039. (032 ) 65,39 The Airborne Toxic Event ´The Airborne Toxic Event´
039. (032 ) 65,39 Raphael Saadiq ´The Way I See It´(2008 )
039. (023 ) 65,39 Golden Silvers ´True Romance´
039. (000 ) 65,39 Noisettes ´Wild Young Hearts´
049. (038 ) 64,77 Casiotone For The Painfully Alone ´Advance Base Battery Life´
049. (038 ) 64,77 Marianne Faithfull ´Easy Come Easy Go´ (2008 )
049. (000 ) 64,77 Patrick Watson ´Wooden Arms´

FURTHER US-POSITIONS :

016. (010 ) 67,08 Emeralds ´What Happened´
019. (013 ) 66,53 Mountains ´Choral´
022. (017 ) 65,76 Ida Maria ´Fortress Round My Heart´(2008 )
023. (000 ) 65,56 Japandroids ´Post-Nothing´
024. (018 ) 65,49 Tim Hecker ´An Imaginary Country´
025. (000 ) 65,42 The Vaselines ´Enter The Vaselines´
029. (019 ) 64,86 Brakes(brakesbrakes) ´Touchdown´
031. (020 ) 64,67 Glasvegas ´Glasvegas´ (2008 )
032. (059 ) 64,58 Bell Orchestre ´As Seen Through Windows´
033. (000 ) 64,57 Akron/Family ´Set ´Em Wild, Set ´Em Free´
034. (021 ) 64,51 Extra Golden ´Thank You Very Quickly´
036. (023 ) 64,46 Swan Lake ´Enemy Mine´
038. (025 ) 64,31 Mirah ´(A)Spera´
040. (027 ) 64,27 The Drones ´Havilah´

041. (045 ) 64,20 Art Brut ´Vs. Satan´
042. (028 ) 64,17 Late Of The Pier ´Fantasy Black Channel´ (2008 )
043. (058 ) 64,13 Condo Fucks ´Fuckbook´
045. (074 ) 63,75 Here We Go Magic ´Here We Go Magic´
046. (030 ) 63,71 Zu ´Carboniferous´
047. (031 ) 63,70 The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart ´The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart´
049. (033 ) 63,66 Jeremy Jay ´Slow Dance´
050. (034 ) 63,59 Benjy Ferree ´Come Back To The Five And Dime´

# posted by DJ Martian 11:51 PM

Thursday, May 28, 2009

  Music Links Roundup - Update - May 28th

Some links of interest:

completely uninspiring selections at both Mojo and Uncut this month,

Mojo features the Kings of [Krappy] Leon on the front cover, this ghastly simpleton bland retro rock band should be mocked not promoted, Mojo should have left KoL to their publishing chums at the clueless Q mag: Mojo: July 2009

Uncut does an impersonation of the 90s Select magazine with a boring Blur front cover: Uncut.co.uk - Magazine

experimental music blog on tumblr: UbuWeb

Be underwhelmed by the Glastonbury Line up: Full Glasto 2009 Line-Up Revealed - Blur news on Clickmusic

Mutek article: RA: Ten years of Mutek: An oral history - Interview

The Mutek Festival has had an immeasurable impact on the Canadian electronic music scene. RA's Todd L. Burns talks to some of the major players to uncover the story of how it came to be, and how its success has changed the face of techno as we know it today.

women in music 2009: Paul Lester investigates new young women artists | Music | The Guardian

La Roux? Yesterday's news already. The music business has a whole army of new young women artists lined up. Paul Lester investigates

Little Boots and La Roux don't speak for synth pop | Music | guardian.co.uk

For all their intelligence, Little Boots and La Roux look and sound like polished pop stars. And they are not forging openings for stranger, more interesting electronic music

Top 10 Neofolk Albums | The Rock Blogger including Current 93, Ulver and Tenhi

NME gives a multimedia krautrock lesson to it's young readership: The Ultimate Krautrock Playlist - In The NME Office - NME.COM


Artists

Anaal Nathrakh

2009 album: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - ANAAL NATHRAKH: 'In The Constellation' E-Card Available

England's extreme metal duo ANAAL NATHRAKH will release its new album, "In The Constellation Of The Black Widow", on June 29 via Candlelight Records.

Bad Lieutenant

expect a debut album in 2009: New Order’s Bernard Sumner announces new project | 27/05/2009 | New Order Online - A New Order / Joy Division Web Site

Believe

2009 album: Ytsejam.com - Your Progressive Rock One-Stop - BELIEVE - a new album to be released in August

Believe, Polish progressive rock band, is in the final stage of their work on their third studio album entitled “This Bread Is Mine”

Dillinger Escape Plan

new albel deal: Dillinger Escape Plan signs w/ Season Of Mist // News // Lambgoat

Grizzly Bear

interview: FACT magazine – Interview: Grizzly Bear

Laethora

news update: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - LAETHORA Completes Mixing New Album

LAETHORA, the Swedish death/grind band featuring DARK TRANQUILLITY guitarist Niklas Sundin, has finished mixing its second album, "The Light In Which We All Burn", for a late summer release.

Of the Archaengel

news update: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - OF THE ARCHAENGEL Album Delayed

The debut album from Brazilian dark metallers OF THE ARCHAENGEL, entitled "The Extraphysicallia", has been delayed due to the fact that it will mastered at The Cutting Room studio (AMON AMARTH, OPETH, GORGOROTH, PAIN, PARADISE LOST, CHROME DIVISION) in Sweden.

Wild Beasts

2009 album: Wild Beasts Announce Album Number Two Details - Strangeglue - Music News, Views and Reviews

The upcoming record goes by the so-so name of Two Dancers and will be released through the Domino label on August 3rd.

# posted by DJ Martian 2:18 PM

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

  Top 1000 Albums of 2009 - rateyourmusic.com - updated: maudlin of the Well at Number 1

Top 1000 Albums of 2009 @ rateyourmusic.com has been updated. Worth a browse through to see which albums are being rated highly.

A new number one from the avant-prog band, maudlin of the Well - Part the Second

selected positions in the top 100

1: maudlin of the Well
Part the Second

2: Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion

3: Mastodon
Crack the Skye

5: Candlemass
Death Magic Doom

6: Grizzly Bear
Veckatimest

7: Kylesa
Static Tensions

8: Isis
Wavering Radiant

10: IQ
Frequency

11: dredg
The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion

15: Blut aus Nord
Memoria Vetusta II: Dialogue With the Stars

17: Sunn O)))
Monoliths & Dimensions

20: The Field
Yesterday and Today

21: Long Distance Calling
Avoid the Light

23: Mono
Hymn to the Immortal Wind

27: Centaurus-A
Side Effects Expected

28: Obscura
Cosmogenesis

30: Tim Hecker
An Imaginary Country

33: Amorphis
Skyforger

35: Sólstafir
Köld

41: Wolves in the Throne Room
Black Cascade

42: Nomo
Invisible Cities

44: Riverside
Anno Domini High Definition

46: Absu
Absu

48: Patrick Wolf
The Bachelor (Battle One)

50: Gazpacho
Tick Tock

51: Cobalt
Gin

56: James Blackshaw
The Glass Bead Game

57: Bat for Lashes
Two Suns

60: William Basinski
92982

66: The Gathering
The West Pole

67: Mournful Congregation
The June Frost

69: Kalisia
Cybion

70: Sonic Youth
The Eternal

71: The Horrors
Primary Colours

75: Current 93
Anok Pe: Aleph at Hallucinatory Mountain

76: Buried Inside
Spoils of Failure

78: Pet Shop Boys
Yes

79: mewithoutYou
It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All a Dream! It's Alright

81: St. Vincent
Actor

83: Wobbler
Afterglow

89: Fever Ray
Fever Ray

93: Greg Malcolm
Leather and Lacy

98: Eternal Tears of Sorrow
Children of the Dark Waters

100: Black Sun Aeon
Darkness Walks Beside Me

# posted by DJ Martian 1:23 PM

Monday, May 25, 2009

  Music Links Roundup - Update - May 25th

Some links of interest:

basic guide to post-punk: A Future in Noise: Starter Guide: Post-Punk

Norway's Hole in the Sky metal festival: BETA - Nö Music » Complete Hole in the Sky line up

Carl Craig in charge of Movement 2010 RA News: Carl Craig named creative director of Movement 2010

Mojo asks about Warp HOW TO BUY...WARP RECORDS! - Blog - Mojo

latest electro / house music: Yer Mam!: Disco-lusioned?


Artists

Amorphis

album stream: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - AMORPHIS: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

"Skyforger", the new album from Finnish metallers AMORPHIS, is available for streaming in its entirety on the band's MySpace page. Due on May 29 via Nuclear Blast Records

deadmau5

label deal: DANCEBLOGGA: dance music news: deadmau5 signs to major label

Health

news update: THE SKY REPORT: HEALTH - <i>Get Color</i>

La Roux

interview: La Roux: Killer queen | Music | The Guardian

She's the 'falsetto from the ghetto', who's taken revenge on school bullies by making 2009's first great pop record. Oh, and her mum was in The Bill. Tim Jonze talks 808s and heartbreak with La Roux

Massive Attack

tour intentions: Massive Attack Plan 150 Date World Tour — News — AngryApe and Teletext Planet Sound News - A Massive delay

Massive Attack have admitted they may not finish their new album in time for their tour in September.

Mourning Dawn

2009 album: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - MOURNING DAWN Releases Second Album

MOURNING DAWN, the French doom/black metal band featuring members of INBORN SUFFERING, HEOL TELWEN and FUNERALIUM, has released its second album, "For The Fallen", via Total Rust Music.

Mum

album confirmation: FACT magazine - 'Sing Along' with Múm

Icelandic mob Múm have a new album coming out. It’s called Sing Along To Songs You Don’t Know, and it’ll be released on August 24 on Morr Music.

Peter Murphy

website lists tour details and a new album will be announced soon: The Official Peter Murphy Site

Section 25

new album: Nature Degree, Coming Soon

LTM are pleased to present the sixth studio album from cult Factory Records group Section 25, titled Nature + Degree.

Sigh

news update: Gothtronic | News: DAVID TIBET Joins SIGH on New Album

Tobias

interview: RA: tobias.: Non standard productions - Interview

In advance of his two performances at Mutek 2009, we call up Berlin to chat up Tobias Freund, a 20-year veteran of electronic music, and the man responsible for some of clubland's most idiosyncratic hits of the past few years.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:55 PM

Friday, May 22, 2009

  The end of Plan B Magazine

Plan B magazine is closing, the last issue will go on sale on June 1st: Plan B • View topic - The end of Plan B??

We've come to the decision to close Plan B Magazine after the June issue after a lot of deliberation. The current economic climate, combined with the situation of the music industry - to which, whether we like it or not, the fortunes of a commercial monthly music mag are inextricably linked - has made it ever harder for us to continue producing the magazine the way we want to. To keep going, we'd need to make cuts in staff, content, size, frequency, print quality - and we're not prepared to do that. We're still above water, we're making some beautiful magazines, and we are quitting while we're ahead.

Contributor Ned Raggett offers his thoughts: RIP Plan B - Ned Raggett Ponders It All

founder of Plan B everett true: Day 68 Plan B Magazine R.I.P. - Music That I Like

Don’t think of this as an ending. Think of this as a beginning. We’re not going to go away. The website and forum are still up and running – and with no intent to close either. And we’re still going to be out there, thriving, adapting, inspiring, challenging. There’s no fucking way we’re going to go away now.

# posted by DJ Martian 3:44 PM
  Prefab Sprout - New Album due September 7th

Release date for the new Prefab Sprout album announced: Teletext Planet Sound News - Exclusive: Sprout return

Prefab Sprout return on September 7 with self-produced new album Let's Change The World With Music

# posted by DJ Martian 3:03 PM

Thursday, May 21, 2009

  Music Links Roundup - Update - May 21st

Some links of interest:

latest Pitchfork column: Pitchfork: Techno

pictures of the Liverpool post-punk scene of the late 70s / early 80s: A tour of post-punk Liverpool | Music | guardian.co.uk

record label: Gothtronic | News: DEPENDENT Restarts and Signs MESH and FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY

Music Export Norway : Norway at Spot 2009 - Eight Norwegian acts will play at this year's Spot Festival in Aarhus. Check out the schedule here.


Artists

Code

track: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - CODE: Another New Song Posted Online

Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas

spotlight: MIC Norway: Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas return with new album

Mastodon

video: INDIEBLOGHEAVEN: Mastodon Come On Letterman-Scare the Crap Out Of Him

Mungolian Jetset

confirmation of release date: RA News: Mungolian Jetset give it away and take it back

Smalltown Supersound will release Mungolian Jetset's We Gave It All Away...Now We Are Taking It Back on August 18, 2009.

Pinch

interview: FACT magazine - Interview: Pinch

Rome

new ep: Gothtronic | News: ROME Introduces Flowers From Exile

Simple Minds

microsite for the new album: Simple Minds . GRAFFITI SOUL Simple Minds release their highly anticipated 15th studio album GRAFFITI SOUL on 25 May 2009.

Trentemøller

interview: RA: Trentemøller's Harbour Boat Trip - Interview

Globe trotting DJ and producer Anders Trentemøller takes listeners on a harbour boat trip through Copenhagen.

Patrick Wolf

Patrick Wolf's album is now streaming on myspace, via Pitchfork: Forkcast

# posted by DJ Martian 12:27 AM

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

  Music Links Roundup - Update - May 19th

Some links of interest:

music blog to check: A Future in Noise

music blog Headphone Commute now has it's own website: Headphone Commute

a few candid words on electronica, glitch, idm, drum’n'bass, breakcore, dubstep, trip-hop, modern classical, post-rock, shoegaze, ambient, downtempo, experimental, abstract, minimal and everything in between. what are YOU listening to?

this month's update for The Music Alliance Pact: Music Alliance Pact - May 2009 | allscandinavian.com | All Scandinavian Music

Time flies when you’re having fun and listen to good music. It’s May 15 and time to for another grand musical tour of the world, courtesy of the Music Alliance Pact.

2009 music: mnml ssgs: The Darling Buds of May – 2009 So Far

2009 music list: 2009 in Jazz & Improv - Rate Your Music - The list covers Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Jazz, Free Improv

rym users using tumblr: Tumblr - Rate Your Music

Artists

Augury

2009 track: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - AUGURY: New Song Posted Online

Born of Osiris

2009 track: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - BORN OF OSIRIS: Another New Song Posted Online

Chicago-based progressive metal hybrid BORN OF OSIRIS has posted another new song, "Exist", on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's new album, "A Higher Place", which is scheduled for release on July 7

Clark

2009 album: Warp / Records / Clark / New Album 'Totems Flare' Out 13th July 2009

Chris Clark returns with the much anticipated follow up to 'Body Riddle' & 'Turning Dragon'! 'Totems Flare' - out 13th July 2009 - will be sure to blow your mind, an album that his last EP 'Growl's Garden' only hinted at, in terms of potential.

Frankmusik

interview: Frankmusik - Bigger than hype - Features, Music - The Independent

Vincent Frank, aka Frankmusik, has received plenty of positive press attention already, but he's confident that he doesn't need it. Rob Sharp meets an assured new talent

Ghost Brigade

2009 album: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - GHOST BRIGADE To Release 'Isolation Songs' In August

Finland's GHOST BRIGADE will release its sophomore album, "Isolation Songs", on August 3 in Europe (August 25 in the U.S.) via Season Of Mist Records.

Månegarm

2009 album: Bravewords.com > News > MÅNEGARM - New Album Title, Release Date Confirmed

Swedish metallers MÅNEGARM - who recently inked a deal with Regain Records - have confirmed an October 22nd release date for their new album Nattväsen.

Mice Parade

video: FatCat Records : News: New Mice Parade Live Video

Minsk

track: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - MINSK: Another New Song Posted Online

Chicago/Peoria, Illinois quartet MINSK has posted another new song, "Means To An End", on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's forthcoming album, "With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone", which is scheduled for release on May 26 in North America and June 1 internationally via Relapse Records.

Minus the Bear

news update: Minus the Bear Independently in Studio - Aversion.com

Neaera

album stream: Bravewords.com > News > NEAERA Stream New Album In It's Entirety

Plutonium Orange

new label deal: Gothtronic | News: Firebox Records Signs PLUTONIUM ORANGE

Plutonium Orange hails from Jyväskylä, Finland and have been established at 2000.
The band is best known for it´s Swallow the Sun members Juha Raivio (songwriting & guitar) and Pasi Pasanen (drums)


Radiohead

news update: BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Radiohead piece together new LP

Radiohead have gone back into the studio to start work on the follow-up to their 2007 album In Rainbows.

Rufige Kru

2009 album: “Memoirs of an Afterlife” – Rufige Kru (Metalheadz) [ALBUM] - Rocketscience Media

TITLE: Memoirs of an Afterlife / ARTIST: Rufige Kru / LABEL: Metalheadz / RELEASE DATE: 20th July 2009

SPC ECO

SPC ECO Dean Garcia's [ex Curve] new band, interview Interview with SPC ECO | DOA

Let me introduce you to the sonic splendor of Dean Garcia’s (of Curve) latest band, SPC ECO, and while you read between the letters on the band’s name, prepare to get lost in a reverie of hypnotic, deeply textured soundscapes of pulsing electronic rhythms, distorted guitar grind, and sweetly soft, airy vocals courtesy of Rose Berlin.

Stimming

interview album feature: RA: Stimming: Short Stories - Interview

Diynamic's boy wonder has crafted one of the year's most idiosyncratic full-lengths. RA's Todd L. Burns calls him up to find out about the story behind each track.

Cortney Tidwell

2009 track @ the torture garden: this side of town

# posted by DJ Martian 12:36 AM

Monday, May 18, 2009

  Terrorizer Magazine - New issue - #184 June 2009

New issue of Terrorizer magazine unfortunately features Slipknot on the front cover: Terrorizer #184 June 2009 | Terrorizer.com



Feature Highlights:
SLIPKNOT - DEVIN TOWNSEND - DESTRÖYER 666 - BLOOD RED THRONE - ISIS - MACHETAZO - MADDER MORTEM - THE GATHERING - INEVITABLE END - STRATOVARIUS - HEAVEN AND HELL - FUNERAL MIST

# posted by DJ Martian 11:48 PM

Friday, May 15, 2009

  Zero Tolerance Magazine - New Issue

New issue of Zero Tolerance Magazine features Norwegian black metal band 1349 on the front cover.



More info: Zero Tolerance

# posted by DJ Martian 1:06 PM
  Rock-A-Rolla - New Issue - Issue 20

new issue of Rock-A-Rolla magazine features Sunn O))) on the front cover: ISSUE 20 OUT NOW!




Featuring:

Sunn O))) - Stephen O’Malley and Greg Anderson discuss their latest set Monoliths & Dimensions in our massive cover story!

Sonic Youth - Avant-rock godfathers return with a brand new album, The Eternal!

The Jesus Lizard - Chicago noise rock legends in unlikely comeback shock # 1!

Ipecac Recordings - Massive Label Focus special as Ipecac celebrates a decade in the business!

Les Claypool - Primus man talks Fungi and Foe!

Head Of David - Industrial metal legends in unlikely comeback shock # 2!

The Paper Chase - Frontman and post-rock producer of choice John Congleton answers our questions!

Tartufi - San Francisco oddities talk weirdo pop!

Altar Of Plagues - Profound Lore outfit talk nature-orientated avant black metal!

Thorr’s Hammer - Self-described ‘grungey doom’ legends in unlikely comeback shock # 3!


Plus tons of CD, DIY and vinyl reviews!

Plus live reviews: Zu, Earth, Glasgow Implodes, Instal, Mono, Nadja, Omar Rodriguez Lopez, Trail Of Dead, Sonic Youth and much, much more!!!

# posted by DJ Martian 1:03 PM
  2009 Albums Tracking List and Expected List: Update 8

Have a browse through...2009 Albums [1420 Albums] - 2009 A - Z Albums Tracking List - a starting guide to new & forthcoming album releases.

also: 2009 Expected [744 artists] - Artists that are expected to release new albums in 2009 - awaiting announcements of album titles and release dates.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:52 PM
  Music Links Roundup - Update - May 15th

Some links of interest:

selective 2009 music recap @ Listen Here: 2009's Music Musts - Blinded by the Hype! - Comcast.net Community

April recap: The Silent Ballet: Release of the Month: April 2009

now streaming: Dazed Digital | Dazed Playlist: May 2009

This month's hefty playlist includes White Denim, Toddla T, The Dead Weather, Holy Fuck, TV On the Radio and Kate Moss.

2009 dubstep update: May : Dubstep Update - Watarimono

i-D magazine: Style magazine i-D to scale back to six issues a year | Media | guardian.co.uk

i-D, monthly title that has outlived all its competitors, to halve number of issues a year from next summer

metal culture: The History of Metal

The History of Metal (T.H.O.M.) is a large scale visual art project detailing the origins, growth, and breadth of heavy metal music. I will attempt to identify every heavy metal band that ever existed, identify different subgenres within metal and their relationships to one another, and create a collection of artworks that represents metal’s place in history, the world, and in popular culture.


Peter Gabriel: BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Gabriel shares Polar Music Prize

Singer Peter Gabriel and Venezuelan composer Jose Antonio Abreu have won this year's Polar Music Prize.

The Sisters Of Mercy: The Quietus | Opinion | In Defence Of... | The Sisters Of Mercy Are Ripe For Reappraisal, Says Julian Marszalek

Julian Marszalek looks at the Sisters Of Mercy's magnificent early releases and explains why they were one of the era's most cruelly misunderstood bands



Artists

Behemoth

2009 album: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - BEHEMOTH Completes Recording New Album

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH have finished recording their ninth full-length studio album, "Evangelion", due out this summer via Metal Blade (USA) and Nuclear Blast (Europe)

Cyminology

ECM recording artist Cyminology feature interview Cyminology: Exploring New Compositional Frontiers

Holger Czukay

interview: FACT magazine - Interview: Holger Czukay

Fenomenon

2009 album: Fenomenon preparing new album | NEWS | ITSATRAP2009 titled Soundtracks for unwritten scripts in August via Beatservice Records

Her Name Is Calla

2009 album: scenepointblank: Her Name Is Calla In Studio

Hjaltalin

UK tour: Cargo Records Distribution UK: Hjaltalin Tour Dates Announced!

In Auroram

2009 album: In Auroram goes Dead Can Dance on 'When Daylight Fades'

May 20 sees the newest In Auroram album "When Daylight Fades" hit the stores, in two versions, a normal CD and a limited double CD digipak. This Brazilian duo brings music that sonds between darkwave and neo classical with a big influence of Dead Can Dance, Stoa and Ataraxia. "When daylight fades" is the first album of In Auroram released via Wave Records.

Mew

2009 album announced: Teletext Planet Sound News: Mew return on August 18 with new album No More Stories.

mewithoutYou

BUZZGRINDER - mewithoutYou Releases Trailer for New Album

Mum

2009 album: Gothtronic | News: New MUM Album on MORR Music

Riverside

track; Riverside - New Song Online - Metal Storm

Susanna and the Magical Orchestra

video: YouTube - - Susanna and the Magical Orchestra - Palpatine's dream (video)

Cortney Tidwell

video: YouTube - Cortney Tidwell - Watusii - This is a video for Courtney Tidwell's "Watusii" taken from the new album "Boys" on City Slang (26.06.2009).

Vive La Fete

2009 album: Gothtronic | News: New Album VIVE LA FETE Ready - The new album of Vive La Fete is ready and is entitled ''Disque d'Or''. It will be out in june.

Voodeux

2009 album: RA News: Voodeux get Paranormal - Mothership will release The Paranormal on July 14th, 2009.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:35 AM

Thursday, May 14, 2009

  The Wire: #304 | Ornette Coleman | June 2009

New issue of The Wire features Ornette Coleman on the front cover.



On The Cover: Ornette Coleman: Music as medicine, sound as universal grammar: Phil Freeman hears the philosophy of the free jazz legend. Plus: The Caretaker, Comus, Dan Graham, Andy Moor's Invisible Jukebox, Bora Yoon, Graham Lambkin, Arrington de Dionyso and more

# posted by DJ Martian 11:52 AM

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

  Susanna And The Magical Orchestra - New Track: Palpatines Dream

loving the new track by Susanna And The Magical Orchestra titled Palpatine Dream now on myspace: Susanna And The Magical Orchestra on MySpace Music

art-pop at it's finest that has at times has a similar lilting electronic production of Human League circa Human in 1986, combined with moody female vocals mixed with progressive art-pop rock that would appeal to fans of The Passions circa I'm in Love with a German Filmstar


Susanna and the Magical Orchestra´s new album "3" is scheduled for release on August 24th on Rune Grammofon

# posted by DJ Martian 10:34 PM

Monday, May 11, 2009

  SUPERFAMILY - new single: Let's Go Dancing

Norway's brilliant Superfamily have their new single on myspace: Let's Go Dancing - it recalls Ultravox and Prefab Sprout at their most euphoric and intoxicating, demonstrating once again that Superfamily are one of Europe's leading melodic pop-rock bands: SUPERFAMILY - new single out now! on MySpace Music

# posted by DJ Martian 11:01 PM

Sunday, May 10, 2009

  Music Links Roundup - Update - May 10th

Some links of interest:

music blog to check: KILLED in CARS

Isis are on the front cover of Decibel Magazine

April recap: A Month in Records: April 2009 / In Depth // Drowned In Sound

take a music trip back to 2000: The Allmusic Blog - AllMusic Loves 2000

latest album reviews by Ned Raggett: A LONG-overdue AMG review catchup - Ned Raggett Ponders It All

metal albums of all time: Teeth of the Divine › Blog › 5 Favorite Albums of all Time (According to People That Actually Matter)

mixes: XLR8R's Top 20 MP3s of April | XLR8R

MIC Norway: Ten Norwegian acts to The Great Escape

Mid-May sees a strong Norwegian delegation of ten bands heading for Brighton’s The Great Escape Festival - one of Europe’s main showcasing arenas.

Monegros Festival electronic music festival in Spain: RA: Monegros celebrates 15. International News

This year's festival headliners include the likes of Carl Cox, Orbital, Vitalic, Dave Clarke, Sven Väth, Ricardo Villalobos and many more.

Monegros Festival

compilations:

RA: Kitsuné Maison 7 release date announced. Music News - Kitsuné will release Kitsuné Maison 7 on June 9, 2009.

RA: Hernan Cattaneo mixes for Renaissance, launches label. Music News - Renaissance will release Renaissance: The Masters Series – Hernan Cattaneo on May 25, 2009.


Artists

Ava Inferi

track: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - AVA INFERI: New Song Available For Free Download

AVA INFERI, the Portugal-based band whose lineup includes Norwegian guitarist Rune Eriksen (a.k.a. ex-MAYHEM guitarist/songwriter Blasphemer), will release its third album, "Blood Of Bacchus", in Europe on May 25 via France's Season Of Mist (July 14 in the U.S.).

Steve Bug

More info: RA: Steve Bug gets Collaboratory. Music News

Poker Flat will release Steve Bug's Collaboratory on June 8, 2009.

The Caretaker

interview: FACT magazine – Interview: The Caretaker

DJ Hell

high praise for the new album: DJ Hell’s ‘Teufelswerk’ the best dance album of all time? | Beatportal

Eryn Non Dae

another track: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - ERYN NON DAE.: New Song Available For Free Download

Toulouse, France's ERYN NON DAE. (formerly END.) has made a new song, "When Time Elapses", available for free download at this location. The track comes off the band's debut album, "Hydra Lernaia", which is scheduled for release on June 23 (one day earlier internationally) via Metal Blade Records.

The Frozen Autumn

reissues plus new album planned: Gothtronic | News: Reissues for THE FROZEN AUTUMN

The Frozen Autumn "Fragments Of Memories" and Static Movement "Visionary Landscapes" are going to be reprinted by Twilight Records. Both albums are now at the manufacturing stage and will be released as full colour digipacks with a renewed artwork. More details in the next weeks. The Frozen Autumn is currently working on a new release.

Laurent Garnier

interview: RA: Laurent Garnier: A Kleptomaniac speaks - Feature / Interview

RA catches up with the red-faced man in advance of his live date at matter and Get Loaded in the Park to chat about his love of dubstep, his new album and why he won't DJ for less than six hours.

Headhunter

interview: T A P E: Interview: Headhunter

In the Country

2009 album: Rune Grammofon RCD 2086 - In The Country: Whiteout

Jaga Jazzist

latest news: BETA - Nö Music - Jaga Jazzist return from Mix Town, Illinois

Jan Jelinek

spin off project: RA: Jan Jelinek emancipates sampling. Music News

Faitiche will release The Gesellschaft Zur Emanzipation Des Samples' Circulations on June 9, 2009.

Klone

news update: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - KLONE Begins Recording New Album

French metallers KLONE have entered Loko Studio to begin recording the drum tracks for their as-yet-untitled new album

Negura Bunget

changes: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - NEGURA BUNGET: New Lineup Announced

Orbital

best of: Teletext Planet Sound News: Orbital show their best - Orbital release Best Of album 20 on June 8th

Orphaned Land

news update: Orphaned Land - Finally Recording The New Album - Metal Storm

Julian Plenti

2009 album: Interpol Star Releasing Solo Album — News — AngryApe

Interpol vocalist Paul Banks has recorded a solo album under the alias of Julian Plenti.

Sagh

label deal: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - SAHG Signs With INDIE RECORDINGS

Secrets of the Moon

2009 album: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - SECRETS OF THE MOON: 'Privilegivm' Track Listing Revealed

German progressive black metallers SECRETS OF THE MOON will release their new album, "Privilegivm", in September via Prophecy Productions

Sally Shapiro

track and a new album on the way: Pitchfork: Forkcast: Sally Shapiro: "Miracle"

Swans

Michael Gira hints at a possible return for the Swans: Brainwashed - Swans To Reform? Michael Gira Live at the Oxfam Cafe

Patrick Wolf

label deal Electronic Voice Phenomenon: News: Patrick Wolf signs to Nylon's new label; album due in August

Yousef

2009 album: RA: Yousef unveils Scars & Situations. Music News - Circus Recordings will release Scars & Situations on June 15th, 2009.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:57 PM

Thursday, May 07, 2009

  BBC Trust - Trust launches review of Radio 2 and 6 Music

at last a formal review of the BBC 6 music has been called by the BBC Trust: your opinions are now requested: BBC Trust - Trust launches review of Radio 2 and 6 Music

The BBC Trust has today begun its service review into BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6 Music. This is the latest of the regular service reviews that the Trust carries out on all BBC services.

To ensure licence fee payers are getting the best out of the BBC, the Trust will review every BBC service at least every five years. The Trust has already completed two of these reviews and a third, on the BBC's services for younger audiences, is scheduled to report soon.

This review will examine Radio 2 and 6 Music's current performance and the BBC's future plans for the services. There will be a 12 week period of consultation, beginning today, when the public will be able to give their opinions on the two services. The final report will be published in early 2010.

The review will look at the services' performance including the stations' usage, quality, distinctiveness and value for money.


Fill in the online survey here: BBC - BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music


Reminder, existing problems with 6 Music

- a narrow playlist that is a pluggers charter in favour of conformist guitar rock music.

The playlist is dominated by singles, yet many of 6 music listeners never buy singles ! 6 Music acts as glorified free publicity channel for major labels / large independents to push their mediocre/ average artists. Judge music on artistic merit and not on commercial interests.

- duplicating coverage of artists already served by radio 1 or radio 2

- too much duplication with Xfm and Virgin / Absolute re the playlist. 6 Music identity has become too mainstream in recent years.

- a narrow selection of music from the 70, 80s and 90s - the same over familiar tracks and artists repeated again and again.

- ignoring countless messages on 6 Music messageboards to debate the future of 6 Music.

- poor music programming decisions, i.e missed opportunities e.g the overnight hours should be targeted at the listen again audience with non-mainstream interests and not going through the motions.

- a website that doesn't reflect the original remit of 6 Music, where is the historical context of the the late 60s/ 70s / 80s / 90s ?

- certain gormless presenters that are more concerned with celebrity than music

- a station that has ignored the diversity of music. On 6 Music I would like to see more coverage of a diverse range of artistic music:

ambient / space music

avant prog / progressive rock ala Cuneiform and ReR

dark / extreme metal as covered by Terrorizer magazine:

electro

experimental electronic / IDM

folktronica

gothic / darkwave

leftfield / instrumental hip hop

industrial / dark ambient

avant jazz / jazztronica/ fusion/ kozmigroov/ improv / free jazz

post punk

post rock

synth pop

techno/ tech house/ microhouse.

dubstep




To go forward 6 Music needs a new management team with a fresh approach that values:

* informed music knowledge and expertise
* DJ's and other staff to have a DIY "John Peel" approach to new music to replace the controlled conformist playlist committee
* listeners suggestions to improve the station
* music diversity and reflects a far wider range of music that is not being adequately represented on the BBC.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:38 PM
  Album Streaming: The Gathering - The West Pole

New The Gathering album The West Pole streaming @ The Gathering - The West Pole

# posted by DJ Martian 5:09 PM
  FACT magazine 20 best: Post-Punk

Matt 'Woebot' Ingram presents FACT magazine – 20 best: Post-Punk

The seven-inch single has recently celebrated its 60th Anniversary. While to some collectors Reggae, Funk or Pop are the ultimate genres for the format, my own choice would have to be Post-Punk as manifested in the great singles which came out at the tail-end of the seventies and dawn of the eighties.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:05 PM

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

  New Issue: Plan B magazine: Grizzly Bear and US Black Metal

New issue of Plan B magazine features Grizzly Bear on the front cover and a feature on US Black Metal !

FEATURES

Grizzly Bear
Please be seated for Veckatimest: the album where baroque Brooklyn quartet Grizzly Bear ceased dreaming of symphonies and stepped up to realise them, with Nico Muhly and the Brooklyn Philharmonic

Toddla T
Dancefloor action, from roots to heads – Toddla T reps for the regions

The Drones
Rock’n’roll und sturm und drang, with Melbourne’s The Drones

US Black Metal
Far across the ocean from the movement ‘s place of genesis in Norway, black metal is laying down roots in the USA, as outfits like Cobalt, Wolves In The Throne Room and Averse Sefira use the music’s frostbitten rush as a mouthpiece for radical ecology, basement invention, patriotic expression and elemental anger

THE VOID The XX, Willie Isz, Mi Ami, Sunn O))), St Vincent, Izza Kizza, Upset The Rhythm, Aeroplane, Cooly G, Dirty Projectors, The Wolfgang Press, Lady Sovereign, Icy Demons, Planet Mu, Theoretical Girl, Danger, Ghostly International

LIVE
Instal, The Tenniscoats, Little Boots, Bishi, Bloc, Hanne Hukkelberg, Hudson Mohawke
FESTIVAL PREVIEW Loop, Field Day, Supersonic
LIVE PREVIEW Phosphorescent, A Ritual For Elephant Castle

ALBUMS
Patrick Wolf, Nathan Fake, Current 93, The Field, Au Revoir Simone, Blank Dogs, Akron/Family, Das Wonderlust, Cryptacize, Open Strings, Sir Richard Bishop, Bill Wells and Maher Shalal Hash Baz, Miss Kittin And The Hacker, Trembling Bells, Fischerspooner, Isis, Venetian Snares
REISSUES Teenage: The Creation Of Youth: 1911-1946, Animal Collective, Red Red Meat, X-Ray Spex

MEDIA
ZINES James Nash, Zineswap
DVD BFI’s Flipside series, Derek

PLUS FREE CD: Brought to you by Republic Of Music and featuring bands playing The Great Escape Festival including: Telepathe, The Low Anthem, Casio Kids, The Miserable Rich, The Low Anthem, LoveLikeFire, Dan Auerbach, Slow club and more!

# posted by DJ Martian 11:36 PM

Monday, May 04, 2009

  Music Links Roundup - Update - May 4th

Some links of interest:

music blog: Fried my little brain | MP3 Blog | Electro, Remixes, Techno, Dubstep, Drum n Bass, Grime, Bass, Wonk and everything else inbetween

dubstep blog: go.and.find.your.bassface

martyn's dubstep blog 3024world

Stefan's stats updated for the best rated albums of 2009: Acclaimed Music Forum: UPDATE 30/04/2009 : MEGA-CRITIC : Best Reviewed Albums Of 2009 So Far

drum and bass Knowledge magazine is ditching print: Journalism.co.uk :: Knowledge magazine ends print edition to go online-only

Knowledge magazine, a music title staffed by freelancers, is ending its print edition to go online-only.

Swedish online music retailer Dotshop.se is closing DOTSHOP.SE - Special Music For Special People

UK music chart 15 years ago: Sweeping The Nation: You can have it all but how much do you want it?

More old chart foraging, and this list is from 23rd April 1994, a fifteenth anniversary just passed of something quite notable in British music history

new: Mixcloud: The YouTube for Music and Podcasts


Artists

Augury

2009 album: Augury set to release new album // News // Lambgoat

Newly signed to Nuclear Blast Records, Montreal's juggernauts Augury are finally releasing their new album "Fragmentary Evidence" on July 17th in Europe, and August 11th in North America.

Butane

2009 album: RA: Butane preps Endless Forms. Music News

Crosstown Rebels will release Butane's Endless Forms on June 22, 2009.

Cave In

the return of: MySpace.com Blogs - Cave In MySpace Blog

Converge

latest news: Way Too Loud! > Converge to Record new Album - expected in 2010

Drudkh

2009 album: Drudkh - New Album In June - Metal Storm titled: Microcosmos - due June 22nd.

Faith No More

latest rumours; Metal News - Faith No More Planning New Studio Album? ( Metal Underground . com )

The Field

interview: "I love to put layers on layers." DiS meets The Field / In Depth // Drowned In Sound

Robert Hood

re-issue: RA: Robert Hood gets minimal again. Music News

Fifteen years on from its original release, Minimal Nation album will be repressed with previously unreleased material. M-Plant will release Minimal Nation on June 15th, 2009.

Junior Boys

interview: Pitchfork: Junior Boys

Mirko Loko

2009 album: RA: Mirko Loko releases Seventynine. Music News

Cadenza will release SeventyNine on June 22, 2009.

The Mars Volta

track; Way Too Loud! > The Mars Volta Post New Song

Nils Petter Molvær

interview feature: MIC Norway: Nils Petter Molvær: Hamada, living deserts, clarity and precision

Norwegian trumpet player Nils Petter Molvær makes music in the twilight zone of electronica and jazz, the processed and the anciently acoustic, the planetary and the earthly. His new record Hamada continues his unique musical enterprise.

Ochre

2009 album: Ochre - Like Dust of the Balance

(BEN048CD/BEN048D) LP CD/Download 5021449510726 Release date: 20 July 2009

The long awaited follow up long player from Ochre is released this year. With guest writer and performer Benet Walsh, the result is a more mature and stylistically varied album from previous releases. However, this release bears the usual hallmarks of yet another classic Ochre title. Well worth the wait? We think so.

The Orb

2009 album: RA: The Orb prep Baghdad Batteries. Music News

Malicious Damage will release Baghdad Batteries by The Orb on July 6, 2009

Plum

2009 album: Plum - Different Skin

Benbecula Records, 2009 (BEN050CD / BEN050D) LP CD / Download Release date: 17 August 2009

Mihalis Safras

2009 album: RA: Mihalis Safras readies Cry for the Last Dance. Music News

Trapez Ltd will release Cry for the Last Dance on June 8th, 2009

Saturnus

latest news: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - SATURNUS: New Lineup Announced

Swarm Of The Lotus

the return of: Swarm Of The Lotus reforms // News // Lambgoat

Theatre of Tradegy

latest news: Metal News - Theatre Of Tragedy Recording New Album ( Metal Underground . com )

Tortoise

track: Pitchfork: News: Pitchfork: News: Tortoise Premiere New Song "Prepare Your Coffin", Announce Tour

# posted by DJ Martian 11:49 PM

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Electronic & Dance Music: drum n bass/ jungle, electro, breakbeat/ nu skool breaks, industrial/ electro-industrial/ ebm, synth pop/ electroclash, techno/tech house/deep house/progressive house, psychedelic trance, IDM/ experimental electronics/ ambient/ glitch sounds/ folktronica/ downbeat, jazztronica/ electro-jazz, leftfield/ instrumental/ electronified hip-hop/trip-hop.
Rock Music: art-rock/ avant-prog/ avant rock, electro-rock/ epic alt-rock, experimental rock, jazz-rock, kraut rock/ math rock/ post-hardcore/ post-rock/ space-rock, darkwave/ gothic/ ethereal, dark metal, hardcore/ metalcore/ noisecore, post punk and shoegazer/dream pop sounds.
Other Orbits: Kozmigroov, avant / free jazz, dub, modern composition, improvised music and many other hybrids and musical mutations.

Age: I entered this world in 1970. A British Blogger.

DJ Martian's Blog Archives
This music blog was started in September 2000 you can read previous months entries in the monthly archives.
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LINKS - DIVERSE MUSIC RESOURCES PORTAL
Links Menu: Internet Links Daily Music Links Album Release Date Info Music Blogs Music Discussion Links Music Genre Links Radio Links UK Music Stores 00s Music Links

MUSIC OF THE 00S LINKS:

00s Decade:
More Best of Lists: 2000 Lists 2001 Lists 2002 Lists 2003 Lists 2004 Lists 2005 Lists 2006 Lists 2007 Lists 2008 Lists 2009 Lists
My Lists on rateyourmusic.com: 2000 Albums 2001 Albums 2002 Albums 2003 Albums 2004 Albums 2005 Albums 2006 Albums 2007 Albums 2008 Albums 2009 Albums
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
Brainwashed Releases CMJ.com: New Releases Drowned in Sound - Releases Metacritic Upcoming Release Calendar New Music Tipsheet Pause & Play On the CD Front Pause & Play On the CD Front: What's New Prefix This is Corrosion Upcoming Jazz Release Center
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.

KEY MUSIC LINKS:

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
Electronic Igloo textura
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
NME.COM NME.COM NME.COM - Magazine NME Magazine on Twitter NME.COM - Music News NME.COM Reviews NME.COM boards NME Blogs In The NME Office - NME.COM Out Of Nowhere - NME.COM NME.COM - Festivals Guide NME Festivals Blog - NME.COM NME New Music New Music Radar - NME.COM NMERadio In The Studio - NME.COM

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

music social networks and listening: Blip.fm Last.fm iLike MOG MySpace MyStrands PureVolume™ Spotify YouTube
ILXOR: IlXor.com ilXor Group Page - Last.fm ILM Freaky Trigger

Directories: Technorati Blog Directory Blog directory links Links: delicious delicious/ djmartian delicious/tags/djmartian delicious tags Updated: Updated UK Weblogs
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