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Monday, July 31, 2006

  A guide to Cocteau Twins singles and EPs

A user provides A guide to Cocteau Twins singles and EPs (82-96), promo* stuff excluded: Cocteau Twins singles and EPs

# posted by DJ Martian 1:18 PM
  Les Georges Leningrad - Sangue Puro

DOTSHOP.SE provide details of the new Les Georges Leningrad album: Les Georges Leningrad: Sangue Puro

Tomlab (TOM80CD)
Release Date: September 25th, 2006

# posted by DJ Martian 1:12 PM
  donato wharton - body isolations

Via Boomkat: donato wharton - body isolations will be released by City Centre Offices on September 25th

# posted by DJ Martian 1:09 PM
  Tomasz Stanko Quartet - Lontano

New Tomasz Stanko Quartet album Lontano on ECM will be released on August 28th

Tomasz Stanko Quartet
ECM 1980

Tomasz Stanko trumpet
Marcin Wasilewski piano
Slawomir Kurkiewicz double-bass
Michal Miskiewicz drums

Third installment in the sequence of exceptional quartet albums that began with “Soul of Things” and continued with “Suspended Night”. “This is the best one yet,” says trumpeter Stanko. “Everything about the process was creative. We changed the studio [recording in the South of France instead of Oslo], the band was in top form – we had just come off a long Asian tour. And by now I expect the unexpected when I record with Manfred, but I was really pleased with what came out of the session. Freer than the other albums, it says more about my roots.” Extended group improvisations sustain and develop the climate established by Stanko’s very soulful new ballads, and the group also delivers a new arrangement of Krzysztof Komeda’s “Kattorna” and a version of “Tale” - first heard on Tomasz’s ECM debut “Balladyna” more than 30 years ago.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:05 PM

Sunday, July 30, 2006

  6 Mix - The Big Chill

Pete Lawrence [of The Big Chill] presents the 6 Music - 6 Mix

Broadcast: Sunday 30th July
8pm - 10pm

The Big Chill's very own Pete Lawrence on this week's 6 mix.

# posted by DJ Martian 8:14 PM

Saturday, July 29, 2006

  MOJO - September 2006 Issue

New issue of Mojo magazine features SYD BARRETT on the front cover.

The shining. Friends, peers and fans join MOJO in bidding farewell to the lost faerie king of British psychadelia.

[I wonder if Uncut magazine on sale next Thursday, will also feature Syd Barrett on the front cover?]

# posted by DJ Martian 1:41 PM

Friday, July 28, 2006

  UK Tool Tour Announced UK Days for Tool

24 Manchester Evening News Arena
25 Glasgow SECC
27 London Wembley Arena
30 Cardiff International Arena

01 Nottingham Arena

# posted by DJ Martian 12:53 PM
  Dubstep Feature in The Independent

The Independent have a feature on dubstep music: Dubstep: Straight outta Croydon

The hottest dance sound around wasn't born in the USA. Chris Mugan tracks the new scene down to its unlikely birthplace

# posted by DJ Martian 12:12 PM

Thursday, July 27, 2006

  Pulp Reissues - Tracklisting Details report Pulp Reveal Reissues Tracklisting All the b-sides, live sessions and demos...

Pulp have revealed the tracklisting for the reissues of three of their seminal albums.

As previously reported, the Sheffield band will be re-releasing ‘His ‘N Hers’, ‘Different Class’ and ‘This Is Hardcore’ on August 21.

As well as the b-sides, outtakes and rare live recordings, each deluxe package will come complete with sleeve notes from Jarvis Cocker himself.

[See Link for full tracklisting info]

# posted by DJ Martian 4:05 PM
  The Mars Volta Interviewed / MTV interview The Mars Volta: The Mars Volta : Mars Volta's Amputechture Inspired By Immigrant Marches, Possessed Nuns Band goes conceptual again on Frances the Mute follow-up. by Chris Harris notify The Mars Volta Delay Album Release - Amputechture now due September 12th

# posted by DJ Martian 3:48 PM
  allmusic / AMG - The Best of 2006 So Far

The Best of 2006 So Far: Six Months' Worth of Great Music by AMG Staff

# posted by DJ Martian 3:40 PM
  Junior Boys On Tour With Hot Chip in October

AngryApe report Junior Boys On Tour With Hot Chip in October.

October Live Dates:

11th - London, Astoria
12th - Norwich, Waterfront
13th - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
14th - Manchester, Academy 2
16th - Glasgow, Archies
17th - Aberdeen, Mosulu
19th - Leeds, University
20th - Newcastle, Northumbria Uni
21st - Sheffield, Leadmill

# posted by DJ Martian 3:27 PM
  Boring Machines Disturbs Sleep

Interesting music blog to check: Boring Machines Disturbs Sleep

# posted by DJ Martian 11:27 AM

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

  Fad Gadget / Frank Tovey DVD/ CD Documentary announce news of Fad Gadget by Frank Tovey a special documentary DVD/CD package covering Frank Tovey's life.

Fad Gadget by Frank Tovey

Mute are pleased to announce the release of the long-awaited Fad Gadget by Frank Tovey project on 11th September 2006 (17th October 2006 in the US).

The 2 DVD and 2 CD package features a specially made documentary covering Tovey's life and career up to his untimely death in 2002. It will also include rare and unreleased tracks and live footage of legendary performances, as well as classic songs recorded under both his own name and his alter ego Fad Gadget.Put together by Frank's family in conjunction with Mute, utilising the Mute and family archives, this collection features the very first Fad Gadget demos and footage of the rebirthed Fad Gadget supporting Depeche Mode in 2001.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:40 AM
  Debut Trentemøller Album: The Last Resort report news of a debut album from Trentemøller: Danish producer Trentemøller to release debut titled The Last Resort due in October on Poker Flat Recordings

In October Poker Flat Recordings will release the debut record from Danish producer Anders Trentemøller entitled The Last Resort. On the album he plays such instruments as guitars, bass, celesta, glockenspiel, melodica and musicbox.

Guest vocalists on the album include Danish singer Ane Trolle as well as Richard Davis, who previously lent vocals to Swayzak‘s "Speak Easy" on K7 and has released albums on Punkt and Kitty-Yo. Guest musicians include Henrik Vibskov (accoustic drums), Mikael Simpson (distorted bass, guitar), Arnaud Donez (guitar, bass) and Thomas "DJ T.O.M." Bertelsen (Scratching).

Trentemoller on myspace has more info:

Hey Boys and Girls! My name is Anders Trentemoller, and I live in Copenhagen, Denmark. I am composing, producing and remixing, most of the time, under my last name Trentemoller. I have just finished my debut album, and it will hit the streets in september 2006! It's called The Last Resort. The album will show a new side of me for most of you. It's a very personal album, made not for the dancefloor but for all you dreamers, lovers and spacers out there. I'm so proud and happy about it, and I hope you will like it too. On the CD you can also find a bonus- CD with nearly all my singles released on Pokerflat and Audiomatique. PLUS there will be a vinyl editon with most of the tracks from the album for the vinyl junkies too! Recently: check out my remix of The Knife 'We share our mother's health'! It's out now!

# posted by DJ Martian 12:31 AM

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

  New Look Technorati

Blog search engine: Technorati has a new design.

Technorati blog: Technorati turns 3, rolls out a major update

Techcrunch profiles the: Technorati Relaunch

My analysis:

The Technorati homepage is still too cluttered. Search is the most important function, yet Technorati has a left side panel with minor features taking space up.

Solution, remove the left sided panel and switch it over to the right side. Therefore search would take up a more prominent and focused position on the homepage and improve user experience.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:37 PM
  Fast 'n' Bulbous - Albums of 2006 Updated

Fast 'n' Bulbous has updated the Rock Lists including 2006 - 127 albums of 2006 ranked and rated.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:22 PM

Monday, July 24, 2006

  Radiohead fans - Top 1000 Albums Poll

via Sound Opinions Message Board: Radiohead fans, what do they know? - the results of an albums poll organized by Radiohead Fans website atEase

Listed: Top 1000 Albums !

As hosted by TheEyes over atEase. 120 lists, maximum 300. Minimum 100 albums.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:50 PM
  Patrick Wolf New Single And UK Tour report Patrick Wolf New Single And UK Tour News

Single: Accident And Emergency due on October 9th

# posted by DJ Martian 10:31 PM
  An Interview with Mala (DMZ)

zoopersound present An Interview with Mala (DMZ) one of the leading lights of the dubstep movement

Writing Music Is Like Meditating


One of the promoters of the night is Mala, who is also one half of the production outfit Digital Mystikz and part of the DMZ label team. DMZ are not only responsible for the most important rave of the scene, but have also been very influential on the sound aesthetic and the musical evolution of dubstep since their first release about three years ago. So here’s Mala in his own words on his musical influences, sound systems, spirituality and much more….

# posted by DJ Martian 10:28 PM
  The Knife - Interview

Pitchfork interview The Knife

# posted by DJ Martian 8:23 PM

Sunday, July 23, 2006

  Mouse On Mars - Varcharz - New Album

Ipecac Recordings provide details of the new Mouse On Mars album: Varcharz

Mouse On Mars
Catalog: IPC-074
Release: Sep. 12, 2006

# posted by DJ Martian 10:51 PM
  Atavistic Records

All About Jazz profile Atavistic Records: Atavistic Records: Down Beats and No Wave

# posted by DJ Martian 1:40 PM

Friday, July 21, 2006

  New Fopp Website

UK music chain: Fopp have a new website. They have also gone e-commerce.

# posted by DJ Martian 7:55 PM
  Zero Tolerance Magazine

New [July / August] issue of Zero Tolerance Magazine now on sale Deicide are on the front cover.

Details on the redesigned Zero Tolerance website. [That uses ghastly frames and Flash !]

# posted by DJ Martian 12:33 AM
  Hanne Hukkelberg Live Dates

AngryApe notify Hanne Hukkelberg Live Dates in the UK [also: apparently her second album will now be released in 2007]

July Live Dates:

22nd - Supersonic Festival, Birmingham
23rd - The Luminaire, London

August Live Dates:

6th - The Big Chill, Eastnor

# posted by DJ Martian 12:25 AM
  Luomo - Paper Tigers - New Album

DOTSHOP.SE profile the forthcoming Luomo album: Luomo: Paper Tigers

Huume (HUUME10CD)
This item will be released on October 16th, 2006

Paper Tigers" is the third LUOMO album from a Finnish lumberjack and dub-noir producer best known as VLADISLAV DELAY

# posted by DJ Martian 12:20 AM
  The Return of Dot Allison report Dot Allison Makes Her Return with a new EP titled: Beneath The Ivy due August 28th on Universal Digital

# posted by DJ Martian 12:15 AM
  TV on the Radio Interview

The Independent interview TV on the Radio

TV on the Radio: Turn on, tune in
There's nothing quite like the music of TV on the Radio - but if David Bowie believes the band have the gift of sound and vision, perhaps you should too
By Phil Meadley

# posted by DJ Martian 12:08 AM
  Asobi Seksu Interview interview Asobi Seksu

# posted by DJ Martian 12:02 AM

Thursday, July 20, 2006

  Earplug - Issue 73

Issue 73 of Earplug

July 20 - August 2

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 8:23 PM
  Kultureflash - Headlines from London [No. 173 / 19.07.06]

This week's Kultureflash - Headlines from London

KultureFlash is a free, weekly newsletter covering contemporary culture in and around London. Each week we track down some of the more unusual and interesting events taking place in the Capital and deliver them straight to your inbox. Featuring art, gigs, films, talks, clubs and more -- we are committed to bringing you an eclectic mix of the most stimulating events in London.

# posted by DJ Martian 3:54 PM
  The Wire - August 2006

New issue of The Wire features the rather strange Smegma on the front cover.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:51 AM

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

  flavourpill LONDON - Issue 143

This week's flavourpill LONDON [Issue 143 - 18 - 24 July, 2006]

# posted by DJ Martian 11:29 AM

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

  Mercury Prize 2006 Shortlist Announced

BBC NEWS report Arctic Monkeys lead Mercury list

The full shortlist is:

# Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
# Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Ballad Of The Broken Seas
# Editors - The Back Room
# Guillemots - Through The Windowpane
# Richard Hawley - Coles Corner
# Hot Chip - The Warning
# Muse - Black Holes And Revelations
# Zoe Rahman - Melting Pot
# Lou Rhodes - Beloved One
# Scritti Politti - White Bread, Black Beer
# Sway - This Is My Demo
# Thom Yorke - The Eraser

The winner will be announced on September 5th.

Update: BBC News present a guide to this year's Mercury Music Prize: The nominees

You can now read the Simon Frith chaired Judging Panel's pompous comments of the 12 shortlisted albums: Nationwide Mercury Prize

Update: BBC News report on the media & artist reaction: Dismay and delight over Mercury list

Amongst the artists whose albums that were entered but overlooked for the shortlist, include: Adem, Alex Smoke, Depeche Mode, Field Music, Kate Bush, Nine Horses, Tunng, Various Production, Vashti Bunyan, Neil Cowley Trio, Elbow and Pet Shop Boys.

Is this indicative of how predictable the Mercury shortlist has become:

all of the albums have been reviewed by The Guardian during the past year:

CD reviews: our critics' verdicts
13.01.2006: Arctic Monkeys, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
27.01.2006: Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan, Ballad of the Broken Seas
22.07.2005: Editors, The Back Room
07.07.2006: Guillemots, Through the Window Pane
02.09.2005: Richard Hawley, Coles Corner
19.05.2006: Hot Chip, The Warning
30.06.2006: Muse, Black Holes and Revelations
18.11.2005: Zoe Rahman, Melting Pot
18.11.2005: Lou Rhodes, Beloved One
02.06.2006: Scritti Politti, White Bread, Black Beer
03.02.2006: Sway, This Is My Demo
07.07.2006: Thom Yorke, The Eraser

Update: The Guardian: At a glance: the Mercury shortlist

On this blog, I made some Mercury predictions on what would be included in the shortlist, 12 selections + 12 outsiders

Out of the 24 predictions I selected, 9 were included in the 12 shortlist. 225 Albums were entered.

the 3 i didn't predict:

Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan - Ballad of the Broken Seas
[There were a few mentions for this on the interweb and On ILM. But Lanegan is not British, so it should have been refused entry in the first place.]

Zoe Rahman - Melting Pot
[It's difficult to predict the specialist jazz nominations, but many jazz critics heavily praised, the Neil Cowley Trio. Zoe Rahman's album only got 3 stars from the Guardian's expert / specialist jazz music critic]

listen to
Neil Cowley Trio on myspace
an impressive modern jazz piano group, similar to Sweden's E.S.T . Why was this album overlooked?

Lou Rhodes - Beloved One
[No one mentioned this album anywhere in terms of predictions. It didn't have any media buzz when it came out. The only big surprise on the nominations list]

The Mercury Prize Shortlist for 2006 is rather underwhelming and predictable.

Update: Blogosphere Reaction:

Sweeping The Nation: Half and half

Kofi's hat: Mercury Shortlist Announced

In League With Paton: Mercury Falling

# posted by DJ Martian 12:04 PM
  Mercury Music Prize 2006 - Longlist & Shortlist Predictions

The Nationwide Mercury Prize shortlist nominations [AKA Mercury Music Prize] are announced at 11.30am on Tuesday 18th July [Today].

I have just managed to track down a long list of all 225 entrants, unarocks: Nationwide Mercury Prize

Amongst the albums / artists NOT ENTERED:

Broadcast - i am shocked Warp didn't enter this album !
Burial - drat, kode 9 didn't enter Burial.
Nathan Fake - another shock !
Killing Joke
Pure Reason Revolution - SonyBMG ! didn't enter them !
Rachel Stevens - another shock !

Others not entered:

Leo Abrahams, Steve Adey, Amit, Antimatter, Richard Barberi, Beecher, Breakage, Coil, Current 93, Cursor Miner, Durutti Column, The Fall, Simon Fisher-Turner, Fujiya & Miyagi, Robin Guthrie, Hystereo, Immune, IZU, jimpster, Marconi Union, posthuman, Sennen, Workhouse

Before seeing this long list I drew up a list of some 52 eligible albums: Mercury Music Prize 2006

Some Eligible Albums for the Mercury Music Prize 2006. i.e British or Irish Artists who released an album between July 25th 2005 and July 17th 2006.

Discussion on ILM: Mercury Music prize 2006 predictions and discussion thread. started on Monday afternoon.

Discussion on Drowned in Sound last week: Mercury nominations announced next week

Suggestions / Predictions for the Shortlist:

Blogger, In League with Patton made some suggestions last week: Pure Speculation

Blogger, Sweeping The Nation makes shortlist predictions.

So 225 albums entered this year, how can one predict what they will select?

However, I will have a shot of the predictions, going on media hype, and the type and mix of artists that typically make up the Mercury Shortlist

Arctic Monkeys
Lily Allen
Vashti Bunyan
Kate Bush
Field Music
Hot Chip
Corrine Boring Rae
Thom Yorke
Token Jazz: Neil Cowley Trio

readjusted [Now that I have seen who has entered] 12 Outsiders: some of these may sneak in

Camera Obscura
Depeche Mode
Editors [High media profile]
The Feeling [this ghastly MOR bland band are the type that frequently sneaks into the shortlist]
Richard Hawley
Nine Horses
Pet Shop Boys
Scritti Politti
Various [AKA Various Production]

The daft NME list 15 sugestions instead of 12: Mercury Music Prize shortlist on the way - some right turkeys mentioned.

By the way, my idealistic 12 selection [Not based on who entered]

#1 Akercocke - Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone
#2 Boxcutter - Oneiric
#3 Broadcast - Tender Buttons
#4 Vashti Bunyan - Lookaftering
#5 Burial [GBR] - Burial
#6 Kate Bush - Aerial
#7 Coil - The Ape of Naples
#8 The Neil Cowley Trio - Dis-Placed
#9 Depeche Mode - Playing the Angel
#10 Nathan Fake - Drowning in a Sea of Love
#11 FortDax - Divers
#12 Nine Horses - Snow Borne Sorrow

# posted by DJ Martian 12:15 AM

Monday, July 17, 2006

  Electronic Music of 2006 - Sound Opinions

Discussion on Sound Opinions Message Board: Electronic Music of 2006

# posted by DJ Martian 1:38 PM

Sunday, July 16, 2006

  Jenny Wilson: UK Release of Love and Youth

Jenny Wilson is a synth pop artist from Sweden. I notice that her track: Let my shoes lead me forward is picking up airplay in the UK.

itsatrap recently noted:

Jenny Wilson will have her album "Love and youth" released in the UK on July 17 via V2. The first single will be "Let my shoes lead me forward".

Jenny Wilson - Love and Youth

Neumu review Jenny Wilson - Love and Youth

available @ HMV UK

# posted by DJ Martian 11:57 PM
  The Observer Review - 50 albums that changed music

Summer is the silly season in music journalism, statistically less albums are released in the Summer [June / July / August] compared to the Spring and Autumn.

There are not many high profile new albums to review, enter's time for yet another wacky list. Only 7 people contributed to this Observer list, hardly a representative sample.

The Observer | Review | 50 albums that changed music

50 albums that changed music [according to 7 people at the Observer] Our panel: James Bennett, Kitty Empire, Dave Gelly, Lynsey Hanley, Sean O'Hagan, Elle J Small, Neil Spencer.

Fifty years old this month, the album chart has tracked the history of pop. But only a select few records have actually altered the course of music. To mark the anniversary, Kitty Empire pays tribute to a sublime art form, and our panel of critics argues for 50 albums that caused a revolution.

The list of 50

The Observer blog gives readers as chance to reply: Charting albums of influence


In a couple of weeks, the UK albums chart will be 50 years old. To mark the occasion, and celebrate one of the defining art forms of our time, we on Observer Review have put together a list of 50 albums which we think changed everything.

Are these the best 50 albums ever made? Not really. The biggest-selling? No, not quite. They are the ones that we reckon tilted the planet's axis just a tad, reinvented pop music, and made the last five decades that little bit more interesting, writes Kitty Empire.

# posted by DJ Martian 6:15 PM
  Triosk - The Headlight Serenade

Reminder, Triosk - the headlight serenade is finally released tomorrow in the UK on the leaf label.

Always attracting comparisons to the likes of Tortoise, The Necks, Cinematic Orchestra and Thelonius Monk, Triosk nonetheless orbit in a world of their own - bringing a lightness of touch and awareness of when enough-is-enough that is so oft missing in the over-indulged world of jazz.

Triosk - The Headlight Serenade

Links for reviews of Triosk - the headlight serenade

including: The Observer | OMM review Triosk - The Headlight Serenade

At last, cheers Stuart Nicholson, a jazz album which reflects the momentous impact that new technology has had on our lives

Listen to Triosk on myspace.
Triosk combine electronic sounds + jazz music = Jazztronica

# posted by DJ Martian 5:11 PM
  Terrorizer - Issue 147

New issue of Terrorizer magazine due on sale July 20th. Slayer are on the front cover.


Includes FREE
"Fear Candy 31"
Sampler CD

VOIVOD 'The X-Stream' 5.00
METAL CHURCH 'Mirror Of Lies' 4.27
GENERAL SURGERY 'Ambulance Chaser' 3.04
CHROME DIVISION 'Serial Killer' 3.46
ALL SHALL PERISH 'There Is No Business To Be Done...' 3.03
SKINLESS 'Overlord' 4.08
DAUGHTERS 'Recorded Inside A Pyramid' 3.27
TERROR 'Strike You Down' 1.46
IGNITE 'Bleeding' 2.04
BODY COUNT 'The End Game' 4.13
CHANGER 'Recaptured Sanity' 4.53
HELHEIM 'Veneration For The Dead' 4.47
SAPOSMITTZ 'Emerged From Wombs' 4.16
CORRISION 'Scarification' 4.18
ANOTHER LIFE 'Firstborn Unicorn' 5.33

# posted by DJ Martian 2:30 PM

Saturday, July 15, 2006

  DJ Mag Most Influential Dance albums.... EVER!

via Dissensus - DJ Mag Top 50...:

DJ Mag's top 50 Most Influential Dance albums.... EVER!

1. Leftfield – Leftism
2. Daft Punk – Homework
3. Massive Attack – Blue Lines
4. The Chemical Brothers – Exit Planet Dust
5. Mylo – Destroy Rock And Roll
6. Portishead – Dummy
7. Primal Scream – Screamadelica
8. Orbital – Orbital 2/The Brown album
9. Underworld – Dubnobasswithmyheadman
10. The Streets – Original Pirate Material
11. Prodigy – Fat Of The Land
12. Goldie - Timeless
13. Basement Jaxx – Remedy
14. Ronie Size/Reprazent – New Forms
15. Robert Hood – Minimal Nation
16. Various – Renaissance – The Mix Collection Vol 1 (Sasha & John Digweed)
17. Fatboy Slim – You’ve Come A Long Way Baby
18. Eminem – The Slim Shady LP
19. Various – Artificial Intelligence ( Warp Records)
20. Plastikman - Sheet One
21. Various – Mixed Up In The Hague Vol 1
22. Global Communication – 76:14
23. Dr Dre – The Chronic
24. The KLF – The White Room
25. The Orb – The Orb’s Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld
26. Air – Moon Safari
27. Tricky – Maxinquaye
28. The Ragga Twins – Reggae Owes Me Money
29. Nightmares On Wax – Smokers Delight
30. DJ Shadow – Entroducing
31. David Holmes – Lets Get Killed
32. Coldcut – Journeys By DJ – 70 Minutes OF Madness
33. Mr Scruff – Keep It Unreal
34. Autechre – Incunabula
35. Various - Sunday Best
36. Moby – Play
37. Royksopp – Melody AM
38. Wu-Tang Clan – Enter The Wu-Tang; 36 Chambers
39. Propellerheads – Decksanddrumsandrockandroll
40. So Solid Crew – They Don’t Know
41. Future Sound Of London - Accelerator
42. LTJ Bukem – Logical Progression Vol 1
43. Felix Da Housecat – Kittens & The Glitz
44. Pendulum – Hold Your Colour
45. Ms Dynamite – A Little Deeper
46. Faithless – Reverence
47. Dizzee Rascal Boy – Boy in Da Corner
48. Nuyorican Soul – Nuyorican Soul
49. The Avalanches – Since I Left You
50. Various – Bonkers Vol 1: Mixed by Hixxy & Sharkey

# posted by DJ Martian 4:04 PM
  Top Rated Albums of 2006

Top Rated Albums of 2006 has been updated on - a new number 1 Agalloch

selective positions in the Top 100:

1. Agalloch - Ashes Against the Grain
2. Tool - 10,000 Days
3. The Mars Volta - Amputechture
4. Scott Walker - The Drift
6. TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
13. Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped
16. Kayo Dot - Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue
18. Katatonia - The Great Cold Distance
23. The Flaming Lips - At War With the Mystics
24. Liars - Drum's Not Dead
25. Band of Horses - Everything All the Time
27. Mono [JPN] - You Are There
29. Tenhi - Maaäet
30. Drudkh - Blood in Our Wells
32. Mogwai - Mr. Beast
33. Thom Yorke - The Eraser
37. Green Carnation - Acoustic Verses
38. Ihsahn - The Adversary
41. Envy [JPN] - Insomniac Doze
49. Espers - Espers II
53. Nathan Fake - Drowning in a Sea of Love
58. Enslaved - Ruun
62. Celtic Frost - Monotheist
67. Secret Machines - Ten Silver Drops
68. Current 93 - Black Ships Ate the Sky
69. Volcano! - Beautiful Seizure
71. Strapping Young Lad - The New Black
76. Midlake - The Trials of Van Occupanther
78. Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out of This Country
81. Ahleuchatistas - What You Will
88. Herbert - Scale
94. Matmos - The Rose Has Teeth in the Mouth of a Beast
95. Asobi Seksu - Citrus
96. Decapitated - Organic Hallucinosis
98. Head Control System - Murder Nature

Selective positions outside the Top 100:

104. The Knife - Silent Shout
106. Summoning - Oath Bound
108. The Gathering - Home
111. Calexico - Garden Ruin
114. Killing Joke - Hosannas From the Basements of Hell
119. Scar Symmetry - Pitch Black Progress
123. Pet Shop Boys - Fundamental
127. Cult of Luna - Somewhere Along the Highway
132. Mission of Burma - The Obliterati
137. Helios - Eingya
140. Wolves in the Throne Room - Diadem of 12 Stars
144. Gregor Samsa - 55:12
145. Lebanon - Sunken City
147. Clogs - Lantern
152. The Appleseed Cast - Peregrine
153. Adem - Love and Other Planets
155. Xiu Xiu - The Air Force
165. Novembre - Materia
168. The Radio Dept. - Pet Grief
174. Junior Boys - So This is Goodbye
185. Té - If That Is What Is Being Thought, Liberated Sound Talks the Depth of [Musical] World.
199. Ellen Allien & Apparat - Orchestra of Bubbles
201. Om - Conference of the Birds
202. Six Organs of Admittance - The Sun Awakens
203. Zaar - Zaar
209. Magyar Posse - Random Avenger
217. I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness - Fear Is on Our Side
225. Charalambides - Vintage Burden
243. Prefuse 73 - Security Screenings
260. Under Byen - Samme Stof som Stof
262. Darkthrone - The Cult Is Alive
270. Sickoakes - Seawards
274. Wilderness - Vessel States
276. La Maschera Di Cera - LuxAde
279. Moonspell - Memorial
294. B. Fleischmann - The Humbucking Coil
304. Don Caballero - World Class Listening Problem
325. Daylight Dies - Dismantling Devotion
337. Madder Mortem - Desiderata
343. Loscil - Plume
351. Psapp - The Only Thing I Ever Wanted
353. Tunng - Comments of the Inner Chorus
364. Belong - October Language
365. Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid -The Exchange Session, Vol. 1
369. Daedelus - Denies the Day's Demise
373. Zyklon - Disintegrate
374. Vetiver - To Find Me Gone
383. The Durutti Column - Keep Breathing
392. Growing - Color Wheel
393. Yakuza - Samsara
394. Booka Shade - Movements
398. Comets on Fire - Avatar
399. Mountains - Sewn
401. Scritti Politti - White Bread, Black Beer
407. Toumani Diabate - Boulevard De L'independance [as Toumani Diabate's Symmetric Orchestra]
422. Mr. Lif - Mo'Mega
435. Anouar Brahem - Le voyage de Sahar
436. Khoma - The Second Wave
451. The Legendary Pink Dots - Your Children Placate You From Premature Graves
462. Keep of Kalessin - Armada
465. Dabrye - Two/Three
471. Orbit Service - Songs Of Eta Carinae
485. Aborym - Generator
491. FortDax - Divers
494. Dysrhythmia - Barriers And Passages
508. Amusement Parks on Fire - Out of the Angeles
509. Larsen - Seies
511. Burial [GBR] - Burial
515. Howling Bells - Howling Bells
525. Pure Reason Revolution - The Dark Third
528. Unearthly Trance - The Trident
574. Voivod - Katorz
577. Marc Romboy - Gemini
619. Citay - Citay
620. Chicago Underground Duo - In Praise of Shadows
622. Modern Institute - Excellent Swimmer
634. A Triggering Myth - The Remedy of Abstraction
640. Robin Guthrie - Continental
646. MoHa! - Raus Aus Stavanger
658. Fleeting Joys - Despondent Transponder
665. Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebezeit - Secret Rhythms 2
672. Alex Smoke - Paradolia
676. Barbara Morgenstern - The Grass Is Always Greener
686. Lanterna - Desert Ocean
690. The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble
703. M. Craft - Silver And Fire
708. Dub Tractor - Hideout
709. Boxcutter - Oneiric
714. RF - Views of Distant Towns
716. Paatos - Silence of Another Kind
771. John Foxx - Tiny Colour Movies
776. Anoice - Remmings
788. Bitcrush - In Distance
805. I'm Not a Gun - We Think as Instruments
808. Pan•American - For Waiting, For Chasing
818. Volcano the Bear - Classic Erasmus Fusion
824. Grizzly Bear - Yellow House
847. Uusitalo - Tulenkantaja
851. Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin - Stoa
861. Milosh - Meme
885. Everlovely Lightningheart - Cusp
888. Dissection - Reinkaos
969. Tunnels - Natural Selection

# posted by DJ Martian 1:33 PM

Friday, July 14, 2006

  Using Tagjag Search

Tagjag What Do You Want to Find? - a metasearch tool for keyword tag searches.

e.g searching dubstep: dubstep :: search - displays new content across numerous websites.

# posted by DJ Martian 4:20 PM

Thursday, July 13, 2006

  Prepare for New "Explosions In The Sky" in February 2007

Lambgoat report Explosions In The Sky prepares new album for February 2007 via Temporary Residence Ltd

Explosions In The Sky on myspace

# posted by DJ Martian 4:11 PM
  Interview: Asobi Seksu interview Asobi Seksu

Asobi Seksu on myspace.

# posted by DJ Martian 2:11 PM
  Angry Robot morphs into minimal robot

Good news: Angry Robot has been reactivated @ livejournal as minimal robot

# posted by DJ Martian 2:08 PM
  Gutterbreakz Mix and Interview interviews Bristolian blogger Gutterbreakz: Afterimage: Gutterbreakz Mix and Interview - dubstep music

Afterimage is Nick's most ambitious mix to date and he's been kind enough to offer it to as an exclusive download. We also got a chance to talk with him about the mix and his blog.

Gutterbreakz is taking a break from blogging in the summer.

# posted by DJ Martian 2:05 PM
  Another Depeche Mode Best Of

Side-Line: November release for yet another best of for Depeche Mode via Kofi's hat

# posted by DJ Martian 1:57 PM
  ULTRAVOX: Fact Magazine

An article by k-punk: ULTRAVOX: Fact Magazine

Although they are one of the most important British art rock bands, Ultravox have always been ignored or sneered at in the UK. But with re-mastered versions of their first three LPs just re-released, featuring extra tracks and sleeve notes, K-Punk reckons it’s long past time to rescue their legacy as synthetic rock pioneers...

# posted by DJ Martian 1:53 PM
  Why TOTP Became Irrelevant

The Guardian: What this generation's watching

After 42 years, the final Top of the Pops will be broadcast at the end of the month. Adam Webb explains why the show has become irrelevant in the digital world

# posted by DJ Martian 1:52 PM

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

  Junior Boys in London notify Junior Boys Announce First Ever UK Date @ Luminaire in London on August 10th

# posted by DJ Martian 2:40 PM

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

  The John Foxx Interview

New John Foxx interview: Ballardian: The World of J.G. Ballard � A Whirlpool with Seductive Furniture: The John Foxx Interview via simon reynolds' blog Blissblog

# posted by DJ Martian 10:35 PM
  Kultureflash - Headlines from London [No. 172 / 12.07.06]

This week's Kultureflash - Headlines from London

KultureFlash is a free, weekly newsletter covering contemporary culture in and around London. Each week we track down some of the more unusual and interesting events taking place in the Capital and deliver them straight to your inbox. Featuring art, gigs, films, talks, clubs and more -- we are committed to bringing you an eclectic mix of the most stimulating events in London.

# posted by DJ Martian 10:20 PM
  flavourpill LONDON - Issue 142

This week's flavourpill LONDON [Issue 142 - 11 - 17 July, 2006]

# posted by DJ Martian 2:17 PM
  Xfm Appoints Head of Network Music

Brand Republic report Xfm promotes Walsh to head of music position to coordinate the relationship between record labels and three Xfm stations Xfm London, Xfm Manchester and Xfm Scotland.

Xfm has appointed Mike Walsh, the former head of music for GCap North, to the newly created position of network head of music.

He will also take a larger role in formulating Xfm's music policy and brand identity across its London, Manchester and Scotland stations.

Interesting to note that Mike Walsh has previously been a radio plugger for Parlophone.

I disagree with the music policy & programming of Xfm, but this role does give an insight on how commercial radio operates. Endless advance playback meetings with key record labels to shape significant playlist decisions.

# posted by DJ Martian 2:07 PM
  SIGH: New Album: Hangman's Hymn

Blabbermouth.Net report SIGH: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Groundbreaking Japanese metal act SIGH has revealed the final tracklisting for their forthcoming debut for The End Records, entitled "Hangman's Hymn".

Hangman's Hymn will be released later in the year.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:50 PM
  Chris Clark New Album Announced

WARP RECORDS announce a new album from Chris Clark titled Body Riddle - due in the Autumn.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:44 PM
  Basement Jaxx Announce New Album report Basement Jaxx Announce New Album titled: Crazy Itch Radio - due in September.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:41 PM
  Four Tet Interview

Dusted interview Four Tet: Dusted Features [ Four Tete-a-Tete ]

Dusted's Trent Wolbe talks to Kieran Hebden (aka Four Tet) about his upcoming DJ Kicks release and more.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:38 PM

Blabbermouth.Net report MINSK Sign To RELAPSE RECORDS

Official website: Minsk

Minsk on myspace

# posted by DJ Martian 12:41 PM

Monday, July 10, 2006

  Isis Schedule New Album for October 31st

Lambgoat report Isis completes new album

The Facts:

Isis have completed work on a new album.
Mixing completed.
8 Tracks, just over 1 hour long.
Release Date: October 31st
No Album Title Announced.

Also Isis news @ Blabbermouth ISIS To Support TOOL On U.S. Tour; More Dates Announced

# posted by DJ Martian 3:11 PM
  One World - Roskilde Festival 2006

This week's One World show on Radio 1 features a review of Roskilde Festival 2006 [Now on Listen Again]

Related: Pitchfork: Photos: Roskilde Festival '06

# posted by DJ Martian 12:05 PM

Sunday, July 09, 2006

  The Mars Volta - Viscera Eyes

Listen to a new The Mars Volta track: Viscera Eyes on myspace:

# posted by DJ Martian 6:27 PM
  MASTODON: New Track: Crystal Skull

Blabbermouth.Net notify MASTODON: New Song Posted Online

Listen to the new Mastodon track: Crystal Skull on myspace: Mastodon

# posted by DJ Martian 6:22 PM

Igloo Magazine profiles HIGHPOINT LOWLIFE :: Maintaining an alternative platform


7.04.06 Thorsten Sideb0ard took a few minutes out of his busy schedule to discuss Highpoint Lowlife, a forward-thinking label run by Joseph Hurt and himself for the past several years. Learn more about this multi-faceted imprint, its origins and how they strive to keep their sound unique and fully organic.

Website for Highpoint Lowlife

# posted by DJ Martian 6:17 PM
  UNCUT's 100 greatest debuts albums

Sound Opinions Message Board list and discuss UNCUT's 100 greatest debuts

[as featured in this month's Uncut Magazine]

100. The Arcade Fire - Funeral
99. Suede - Suede
98. Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters
97. Vashti Bunyan - Just Another Diamond Day
96. PJ Harvey - Dry
95. The White Stripes - The White Stripes
94. Mercury Rev - Yerself Is Steam
93. The Birthday Party - Prayers On Fire
92. Spiritualized - Lazer Guided Melodies
91. Throwing Muses - Throwing Muses
90. Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
89. Elastica - Elastica
88. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
87. Dr Feelgood - Down By The Jetty
86. The Undertones - The Undertones
85. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley
84. Tricky - Maxinquaye
83. Little Feat - Little Feat
82. The Pop Group - Y
81. Pearl Jam - Ten
80. Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick
79. Jackson Brown - Jackson Brown
78. The Libertines - Up The Bracket
77. Eminem - The Slim Shady LP
76. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction
75. The LA's - The LA's
74. Kate Bush - The Kick Inside
73. Pavement - Slanted And Enchanted
72. The Strokes - Is This It
71. Scritti Politti - Songs To Remember
70. Judee Sill - Judee Sill
69. Echo & The Bunnymen - Crocodiles
68. Buzzcocks - Another Music In A Different Kitchen
67. Suicide - Suicide
66. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill
65. Dexys Midnight Runners - Searching For The Young Soul Rebels
64. Neu! - Neu!
63. Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance
62. The Associates - The Affectionate Punch
61. Leonard Coen - The Songs Of Leonard Coen
60. Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Blank Generation
59. U2 - Boy
58. The Hardin - Tim Hardin 1
57. Pixies - Come On Pilgrim
56. Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
55. Ian Dury - New Boots & Panties!!
54. Randy Newman - Randy Newman
53. De La Soul - 3 Feet High & Rising
52. ABC - The Lexican Of Love
51. Moby Grape - Moby Grape
50. The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy
49. Talking Heads - 77
48. The Pretenders - The Pretenders
47. NWA - Straight Outta Compton
46. The Slits - Cut
45. Jeff Buck;ey - Grace
44. Orange Juice - You Can't Hide Your Love Forever
43. Siouxsie & The Banshees - The Scream
42. The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers
41. Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush The Show
40. Wire - Pink Flag
39. Bruce Springsteen - Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ
38. Captain Beefheart - Safe As Milk
37. Magazine - Real Life
36. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am...
35. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
34. Steely Dan - Can't Buy A Thrill
33. Gang Of 4 - Entertainment!
32. MC5 - Kick Out The Jams
31. Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True
30. Oasis - Definitely Maybe
29. Nick Drake - 5 Leaves Left
28. The Doors - The Doors
27. My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything
26. Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield
25. The Mothers Of Invention - Freak Out!
24. Big Star - #1 Record
23. The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin
22. R.E.M. - Murmur
21. The Smiths - The Smiths
20. The Specials - The Specials
19. The Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks...
18. Patti Smith - Horses
17. The Beatles - Please Please Me
16. New York Dolls - New York Dolls
15. The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones
14. Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
13. The Byrds - Mr Tambourine Man
12. Ramones - Ramones
11. The Who - My Generation
10. The Stooges - The Stooges
9. Roxy Music - Roxy Music
8. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
7. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
6. The Clash - The Clash
5. The Band - Music From Big Pink
4. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
3. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced
2. Televsion - Marquee Moon
1. The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico

# posted by DJ Martian 6:12 PM
  Robin Guthrie - Interview

Playlouder interview Robin Guthrie

# posted by DJ Martian 6:08 PM
  Susanna and the Magical Orchestra - Melody Mountain: Press Release

Press release for the new Susanna and the Magical Orchestra album.

Artist: Susanna and the Magical Orchestra
Title: Melody Mountain
Label: Rune Grammofon
Cat #: RCD 2057
Release Date: August 22, 2006


Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)

It´s a Long Way To The Top (Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Bon Scott)

These Days (Matt Burt)

Condition Of The Heart (Prince)

Love Will Tear Us Apart (Peter Hook, Ian Curtis, Bernard Sumner and Steven Morris)

Crazy, Crazy Nights (Paul Stanley and Adam Mitchell)

Don´t Think Twice, It´s All Right (Bob Dylan)

It´s Raining Today (Scott Walker)

Enjoy The Silence (Martin L. Gore)

Fotheringay (Sandy Denny)

Susanna Karolina Wallumrød: Vocals

Morten Qvenild: Piano, Cembalo, Autoharp, Vibraphone, Church Organ and Keyboards

Susanna Wallumrød (27) has a unique way of making a song her own, and to fill the lyrics and melodies with the emotional content it requires. This was made crystal clear with her stunning interpretation of Dolly Parton´s classic ”Jolene”, recorded for the duo´s debut album ”List Of Lights and Buoys” (2004). A song covered by many artists, but seldom with such heartfelt sincerity. The same can be said of their version of ”Hallelujah”, one of the first songs they demoed and since long present in their live show, and now finally recorded for inclusion on ”Melody Mountain”. Known to turn venues so quiet you can hear grown people sob, it´s only one of a string of moving performances that make up this, their second album. In addition to Susanna´s moving vocal deliveries, Morten Qvenild´s (28) naked and to the bone approach is essential to the way this duo come across, both on record and in a live situasion.

The songs and their origins should be well known to many, with the exception of Matt Burt´s ”These Days”. Burt is an American artist who studied at the Trondheim art academy with Rune Grammofon house designer Kim Hiorthøy and Helge Sten, aka Deathprod.

Susanna Wallumrød was unknown before she formed the duo with Morten, but comes from a musical family, brother Christian being an ECM recording artist and brother Fredrik the drummer in now defunct rock band Span.

Morten Qvenild was a permanent member of Jaga Jazzist and a founder member of Shining. Now he is a member of Solveig Slettahjell Slow Motion Orchestra and has his own piano trio In The Country, who released their debut album ”This Was The Pace Of My Heartbeat” in 2005. A new album is expected later this year.

[Source: FE Publicity via email]

# posted by DJ Martian 5:57 PM
  Cortney Tidwell - don't let stars keep us tangled up

Reminder, Cortney Tidwell releases her debut full album: don't let stars keep us tangled up tomorrow on Ever Records in the UK.

Utterly assured in its wide-screen scope, 'Don't Let Stars Keep Us Tangled Up' is straight into Top Ten Of The Year contention through its soaring take on euphoric melancholy, as Tidwell weaves an intoxicating blend of influences around her honeyed larynx. [Boomkat]

Cortney Tidwell - Don't Let Stars Keep Us Tangled Up

Reviewed @ Boomkat: cortney tidwell - don't let stars keep us tangled up

Almost criminally ignored on its release, Cortney Tidwell's eponymous debut EP gave us a glimpse of an alternative Nashville where country music was filtered through a kaleidoscope of jazz, shoegaze, and electronica; a pasture she has wisely decided to revisit on her jaw-dropping new record 'Don't Let Stars Keep Us Tangled Up'. Utterly assured in its wide-screen scope, 'Don't Let Stars Keep Us Tangled Up' is straight into Top Ten Of The Year contention through its soaring take on euphoric melancholy, as Tidwell weaves an intoxicating blend of influences around her honeyed larynx. Blessed with an ebb and flow that can't fail to draw you in, 'Don't Let Stars Keep Us Tangled Up' opens through the beatific and heartbreakingly tender composition of 'Eyes Are At The Billions', recalling the likes of Rickie Lee Jones, before all hell breaks loose mid-way through as a cavalcade of axe-wielding riffs crash the meadow and prove why Tidwell is so appealing; she's willing to take risks. From this rough and heady opening salvo, the comparatively straight-laced outlook of 'Pictures On The Sidewalk' is a sun-blushed acoustic thrum that keeps Tidwell's sugar-sweet (not sickly!) vocals heart achingly buoyant. With obvious comparisons centering around the likes of Liz Fraser, Bjork and Mazzy Star, it would be unfair and unrepresentative to suggest any of these were near the mark - and instead are best viewed as a signpost to the areas Tidwell's lambent larynx inhabits. With a crafty nod to Joy Division's 'Transmission', next song 'Missing Link' ups the Tidwell ante even further through an angelic compote of encroaching guitars and euphoric vocals - a mood that is brought into sharp contrast by the timorous electronics and sombre atmosphere of 'I Do Not Notice'. Elsewhere, 'Society' drafts in the formidable skills of Lambchop's William Tyler for a sleek collaboration, 'Our Time' is a flutter of spectral steel guitar and friable banjo, whilst 'The Tide' has cinematic grandeur etched all over it. Honestly; you need this record... End of. review Cortney Tidwell - Don't Let Stars Keep Us Tangled Up (Ever)

Update: Drowned in Sound feature interview with Cortney Tidwell - published today.

Listen to Cortney Tidwell on myspace.

# posted by DJ Martian 5:49 PM

Saturday, July 08, 2006

  120 Days previously known as The Beautiful People - and briefly: Sex Beat

Norwegian band 120 Days were previously called The Beautiful People, and briefly earlier this year Sex Beat

I previously blogged about them last year, when they were known as The Beautiful People and was impressed with their exotic hybrid electronic rock style.

Their debut album is due for release later this year, on Vice Recordings in the US and Smalltown Supersound in Norway.

A new track is available to listen on their myspace profile: Come out Come Down [See Link Above]

This is a monster of track, over 8 minutes long of sparkling electronic-rock that is similar to Empires & Dance/Sons & F/SFC era Simple Minds mixed with 90s band One Dove

120 Days are

Ådne Meisfjord (vocals, guitar, keyboards)
Kjetil Ovesen (keyboards)
Arne Stöy Kvalvik (drummachine, effects)
Jonas Dahl (bass)

Recent Background info on 120 Days

Early in 2004 the band released their critically acclaimed first EP titled Sedated Times on the small Oslo label Public Demand Records (see AMG review under). Late 2004 they released their second EP, this time a selftitled 5 track EP. This EP caused quite a stir in Norway. And after the band`s gig at By:Larm in Norway (the Norwegian equivalent to South By Southwest) the band sent shockwaves through a lot of industry people, and the gig resulted in the band being booked to both the Reading and Leeds Festival and the Sonar Festival, and this after two Norway only releases. Also the New York label Vice Records (Bloc Party, The Streets, Death From Above 1979) was deeply impressed by the gig and started chasing the band. Meanwhile the band continued to prepare for their debut album. By this time the band had found their home with the Norwegian label Smalltown Supersound (Jaga Jazzist, Lindstrøm, Kim Hiorthøy, Bjørn Torske).

Their selftitled debut album was produced by the band themselves and recorded in Oslo`s Crystal Canyon studios in January and February 2006. The album was mixed by Jørgen Sir Dupermann Træen and the band in Duper Studio, Bergen, in April 2006.

120 Days debut album will be released in the autumn of 2006 on Vice Records in USA licensed from Smalltown Supersound. The European deal is not yet closed.

120 Days will be performing at two key Norwegian music festivals:

Aug 10 2006
Øyafestival - Oslo

Sep 9 2006
Numusic Festival - Stavanger

# posted by DJ Martian 1:55 PM

Friday, July 07, 2006

  Squarepusher - Hello Everything

New Squarepusher album Hello Everything will be released on 16th October on Warp Records.
[Source: Warp]

You can listen to a track from the album on the frontpage of the Warp website.

Via Warp email:

# posted by DJ Martian 7:27 PM

Thursday, July 06, 2006

  Earplug - Issue 72

Issue 72 of Earplug

July 6 - July 19

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

# posted by DJ Martian 6:55 PM
  Mojo - August 2006 Issue

New issue of Mojo magazine now on sale. Radiohead / Thom Yorke on the front cover.

MOJO presents 15 cuts by James Brown, Lyn Collins, Bootsy Collins, Fred Wesley, Bobby Byrd, Maceo Parker… PLUS! An exclusive new track by Mr Brown himself!

# posted by DJ Martian 4:20 PM
  Kultureflash - Headlines from London [No. 171 / 06.07.06]

This week's Kultureflash - Headlines from London

KultureFlash is a free, weekly newsletter covering contemporary culture in and around London. Each week we track down some of the more unusual and interesting events taking place in the Capital and deliver them straight to your inbox. Featuring art, gigs, films, talks, clubs and more -- we are committed to bringing you an eclectic mix of the most stimulating events in London.

# posted by DJ Martian 2:21 PM
  flavourpill LONDON - Issue 141

This week's flavourpill LONDON [Issue 141 - 4 - 10 July, 2006] including:

CD REVIEW: Thom Yorke, The Eraser

# posted by DJ Martian 2:17 PM
  Massive Attack Tour North America This Fall report Massive Attack Announce North American Tour

Massive Attack have confirmed details of their first North American tour in eight years.

I wonder when the next Massive Attack album will surface with all this touring?

# posted by DJ Martian 1:36 PM

Blabbermouth.Net report ANAAL NATHRAKH: New Album To Surface In October titled Eschaton

British black metallers ANAAL NATHRAKH will release their third full-length album, "Eschaton", on October 16 via Season of Mist.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:21 PM

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

  Uncut - August 2006 Issue

New issue of Uncut magazine goes on sale tomorrow.

Front Cover feature: 100 Greatest Debut Albums

Free CD:

The Playlist August 2006 Our free Playlist CD has tracks from The Velvet Underground, Love Is All, Golden Smog, The Damned, Sufjans Stevens, The Allman Brothers, Lily Allen, Eric Clapton.

# posted by DJ Martian 5:44 PM
  DJmag - New Issue

New issue of DJmag on sale today.

Includes a feature on the Top 50 Most Influential Dance Albums Ever

# posted by DJ Martian 2:27 PM
  Underworld Interview

Drowned in Sound interview Underworld: Shake it up and start again: Underworld's Karl Hyde gets all excited about the Riverrun downloads

# posted by DJ Martian 10:54 AM

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

  The Complete New Radio 1 Schedule report Lamacq signs new Radio 1 contract including

The In New Music We Trust Slots have been announced:

Following Lamacq on a Monday between 9pm and 10pm, hip-hop DJ and Pimp My Ride presenter Tim Westwood will front the same slot on a Tuesday, while mid-morning host Jo Whiley will take the reins on a Wednesday, and legendary dance DJ Pete Tong will follow on Thursdays.

Also The Guardian link to a PDF file with the full schedule. These are the details:

No more One World Shows ! SAD !
the One Click shows have been axed ! [So my guesses last week were totally wrong !]

The Trophy Twins 4am - 7am on both Saturday/ Sunday early mornings. Replacing the Blue Room plus 1 extra hour

Monday Midnight:
Radio 1 Rock Show 12 - 2am Tuesday
Punk Show 2am - 4am

Tuesday Midnight
Bobby & Nihal 12 - 2am Wednesday
Ras Kwame 1Xtra 2am - 4am

Wednesday Midnight
Unsigned with Huw Stephens 12 - 2am Thursday
Giles Peterson 2am - 4am

Thursday Midnight
Eddie Helliwell 12 - 2am Friday
Radio 1 experimental with Mary Anne Hobbs 2am - 4am

10pm - 12 Midnight
Annie's Mix Tape

Friday Midnight
Fabio & grooverider 12 - 2am
Radio 1's Future Mix 2am - 4am

9m - 10pm Annie Mac: Your Show

Sunday Midnight
Rob Da Bank 12 - 2am
Annie Nightingale 2am - 4am

# posted by DJ Martian 2:02 PM
  London electronic rockers Pink Riot

More electronic-rock music from the UK, Pink Riot are from North London: listen on myspace Pink Riot

Just heard them on Xfm, their debut single: Impressions sounds like John Foxx meets M83 ! it will be released on August 1st. Download from itunes (coming soon)

Uber electronic rock overdrive ! swooshing synths, passionate vocals, pounding drums

Pink Riot are

MIKE YIANNI - Vocals/Keyboards/Guitar/Bin/Piano
JOSH DUBELL - Synth/Backing Vocals/Side of the bin/Glockenspeil/Tambourine
CECIL MONG - Drums/Maracas

Their myspace profile lists their influences:

The Cure, Radiohead, The Kinks, The Specials, Bob Marley, Beethoven, Gang Of Four, Ravi Shankar, Tom Waits, Joy Division, The Selecter, Desmond Dekker and the Aces, Syd Barret, Pink Floyd, Velvet Underground, The Slits, James Chance and the Contortions, Prodigy, Audio Bullys, The Birthday Party, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, The Horrors, Augustus Pablo, King Tubby, Gang Of Four, Nirvana, Matisyahu, Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash, The Eraser, Gnarles Barkley, Chopin, Yitzach Perlman, Guillemots, Arcade fire

# posted by DJ Martian 12:46 AM
  Union Of Knives Debut Album Announced

Glasgow based electronic-rockers Union Of Knives will release their debut album Violence & Birdsong on August 14th

Download free sampler @ Violence & Birdsong

Union of Knives on myspace.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:26 AM

Monday, July 03, 2006

  Mary Anne Hobbs - new BBC Radio1 show details

On the Mary Anne Hobbs on her future on Radio 1: Mary Anne Hobbs - new BBC Radio1 show details - my show is moving to Thursday nights 2-4am

Shock ! 2am - 4am slot ! it will be even more of a "Listen Again" slot for Brits, but for East Coast Americans the show will start at 9pm, ideal !

What is strange what will happen in the 12midnight - 2am Slot? 1 hour music, plus those "One Click" shows ?

my show is moving to Thursday nights 2-4am.. which is actually a far better slot for most of us.. coz we're already out & about and gearing up for the weekend...

the new show will launch Thursday Septemer 28th, it's just gonna be called Mary Anne Hobbs... my mission remains exactly the same... to bring the finest dark experimental electronic music on earth to you, first...

it's a whole new dawn for the show... i have so much exciting news coming your way in the next couple of weeks about what's in the fame for autumn... and it goes without saying.. i'd love to have you with me...
if you got questions... hit me up here...

# posted by DJ Martian 10:57 PM
  Radio 1 - One World - This Week's Show

Now on listen again this week's One World show on Radio 1

This week's One World took us from Bath to Vienna - featuring the 20th anniversary of Peter Gabriel's Real World Label, Dorfmeister in Vienna, and New York band The Occasion.

# posted by DJ Martian 10:46 PM
  2006 Albums Tracking List

Updated my A - Z 2006 Albums tracking list. 777 albums listed.

2006 A - Z Albums Tracking List - Best Albums & Anticipated Forthcoming Albums 2006

Also, another update for 2006 Summer Albums - A selective sequential list of Summer [June, July, August] 2006 albums.

147 Albums listed. Release dates primarily refer to the UK.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:34 AM
  Pellarin & Lenler

electronic music from Denmark: Pellarin & Lenler

Pellarin & Lenler - "Going through phases"
CD album is released on Statler & Waldorf
May 15th 2006.

Listen to Pellarin & Lenler on myspace

# posted by DJ Martian 12:17 AM

Sunday, July 02, 2006

  Micah - Everything

Released tomorrow on Matthew Herbert's Accidental Records label an album by Micah.

Boomkat: Micah - Everything

DOTSHOP.SE: Micah: Everything

"It's not often you meet a six feet black man in a kilt, and even less usual to find that he’s the son of a Panamanian missionary who has played with legendary New York jazz musicians – and some semi-legendary New York hip hop dudes. This is as fresh and inspiring as modern music gets." // Matthew Herbert, Accidental Records

“Everything” - the debut album produced by Brazilian legend Arto Lindsay and harnessing the creative juices of Micah Gaugh, a Panamanian-born, Texas bred musical genius - channels Tricky, Prince and Cocteau Twins into some utterly original avant-garde R’n’B musical soundscapes. Stark pop songs abound, where Micah’s soulful vocals are spun with electronic sugar and stripped back reggae b-lines, and sweet melodies are undershot with background menace.

# posted by DJ Martian 7:05 PM
  The Rapture Announce New Album

Pitchfork report The Rapture Reveal New Album titled: Pieces of the People We Love

Due: September 12th [US] September 4th [UK]

The album comes out on Vertigo Records in the UK, and Motown/Universal in America.

# posted by DJ Martian 3:44 PM

Saturday, July 01, 2006

  Radio 1 - Schedule Changes at Radio 1

Radio 1 announce New Specialist Schedule and BBC Press Office report Radio 1 announces major overhaul of specialist schedule

BBC Radio 1 is completely revamping its specialist evening schedule which comes into effect on Monday September 25th

So these are the changes:

Colin Murray is going to present a brand new music show Monday to Thursday from 10pm-12am.

In New Music We Trust 9pm - 10pm Monday - Thursday

The introduction of four In New Music We Trust shows hosted by some of Radio 1's key musical experts. Running Monday to Thursday from 9pm the In New Music We Trust shows will act as one stop guides to everything that's happening in a particular genre fronted by the experts in that field.

New DJs Join Radio 1: The signing of brand new specialist talent Eddie Halliwell and Trophy Twins

Eddie Halliwell New signing Eddie plays the freshest records from the clubs that week

Trophy Twins: Another new signing seeing the clubbing generation through the early hours

Other Changes:

# The 1Xtra showcase: A selection of the very best music from 1Xtra
# Your Show with Annie Mac (title TBC): By the audience for the audience
# Annie's Mix Tape: Radio 1's multi genre mix show fronted by Annie Mac
# Radio 1's Future Mix (title tbc): a multi genre show featuring the hottest new DJ's

DJs Leaving:

Chris Coco and Fergie will leave the station in September. Fergie will continue to put together Essential Mixes for Radio 1

More info on the changes at Radio 1:

BBC NEWS report Colin and Edith radio show to end report Radio 1 drops Lamacq's show - the changes mean that Lammo's Monday night 4 hour slot has been dropped.

Breezeblock show moving to new slot:

Other Radio 1 DJs moving around the schedule as part of the revamp of specialist evening and overnight programming include Mary Anne Hobbes, who is shifting from her Monday night Breezeblock show to a new Thursday night slot featuring experimental dance music.

Annie Nightingale to move to a new slot:

Veteran DJ Annie Nightingale, who currently hosts a show between 1am and 3am on Friday morning, is also expected to move to a new berth in the Radio 1 lineup. Murray and Bowman split

My Analysis of the changes:

Colin Murray

It's rather strange that Radio 1 are changing back to a show at the 10pm - 12pm slot that once John Peel roamed in, until they forced him into the 11pm - 1am slot.

This slot makes sense as more people are likely to listen to the full 2 hours. However I don't know what to make of:

Colin will be playing music that reflects the wide ranging specialist tastes of Radio 1's young audience and will focus on all of the most exciting and exhilarating aspects of youth culture including a regular documentary feature. [from BBC press office]

Will Colin Murray go beyond the typical high profile radio pluggers & NME hyped terrain? Can his jokey light hearted style suit a late night slot?

9pm - 10pm Monday - Thursday - In New Music We Trust:

I am guessing that the ex One World show DJs will fill these slots? plus Bobby Friction & Nihal? or maybe the lock up show?

What happens Post-midnight in the midnight - 2am slot? I am guessing that 4 slots will be:

Annie Mac [Monday?] multi genre mix show
Rock Show [Tuesday] this show brought forward 1 hour?
Trevor Nelson or Annie Nightingale [Wednesday?] or maybe this show moves elsewhere?
Breezeblock [Thursday] according to mediaguardian

What will happen in the 2am - 4am slot for night workers / insomniacs / and listen again audience?

I am guessing that One Click shows will continue at 3am, and maybe 2am - 3am slot will include shows such as:

the Radio 1's Future Mix (title tbc): a multi genre show featuring the hottest new DJ's
Your Show with Annie Mac (title TBC): By the audience for the audience

# posted by DJ Martian 1:12 PM

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