Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Yep, ere is a little MP3 for you..
65 Days of Static - "A Failsafe"
Now, if you're new to this you might not know waht to do with the above MP3 link. Preferably, you can click on the little blue arrow next to the link and the music will start playing when the text next to arrow turns from "loading" to "playing". If you really want to download it then "Right Click and SAVE AS." if you're on a pC and do that thing you do on a Mac if you're on one.. A Mac that is..
Also, in case anybody doesn't like me making this MP3 available for download then I will remove it. Just leave a comment..
As for the song itself, well.. let's start with the band...... a mix of sampled electronica, programmed beats, wall-of-noise guitars and live beats. The above track is from their newest album from a few month back... Oh, and their name is actually written as "65daysofstatic". No gaps. They have no vocals. Most of the time.
Here is a quote form their page on Wikipedia..
"The band have repeatedly stated that they love playing live. Towards the end of 2005, in a mailout to subscribers of their newsletter, they said that they were "a little disappointed" only to have played 91 shows in that year. They have received critical acclaim from independent music websites, such as Drowned in Sound, for their live shows.."
Monday, November 19, 2007
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Alice in Chains - "Them Bones"
Just remember that the singer is dead when you listen to this 7/8 (mostly - except for the chorus) tune.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Saturday, September 01, 2007
And this made me snigger...
"<Snausages> So, an E-flat, a G-flat, and a B-flat walk into a bar.
This is all taken from bash.org.
I'm only publishing this post so people don't think I've moved to Mars or something. I'd rather watch Film 4 than sit at a PC all the time.
Oh yeah, and as this supposed to be an MP3 blog mostly, here's a bit of classic 80's..
Toto - "Africa"
This takes me back.. aaaahh.
Friday, August 03, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Stream: Pelican - "City of Echoes"
Entire album. Hydrahead are a great label. You actually get to hear the music you read about without shady download services being involved. Just click the link and turn the volume up and sit back. And rock out, possibly. Here's a picture.. oh, it's above already...
Thursday, May 31, 2007
MP3: Richard Pryor - "Cocaine"
Press blue button etc. I've not listened to this yet. It's partly a link for myself. If you tab back thru the "Parent Directory" links you can get all the stuff I was just talking about....
And one more for luck. That classic track about weed and stuff.....
Luniz - "I Got 5 On It"
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Stwobe - "Fatty" via Stwobe on Myspace
As usual, click the blue button if you want to preview it or use the link to download it.. Thanks..
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Friday, May 11, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007
This video features the Pelican track 'GW' from Australasia as its soundtrack. The images in the video are a collage of footage from 1960 about Joseph Kittinger, a man who in that year took a giant helium balloon up to 102,800 feet and then jumped, setting records for highest ascent, highest jump, longest freefall and fastest fall.
Friday, May 04, 2007
Monday, April 30, 2007
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Monday, April 23, 2007
Some lazy links form my aRSSe Reader
Zozobra - Harmonic Tremors media player
Interview with Caleb Scofield of Zozobra
Hi all! Dupey here again for another ebay blowout. We have a good amount of goodies leftover from Jesu and Zozobra from their debut US tour with ISIS. If you missed out on that tour I would take this opportunity to get caught up with some awesome tour merch. Just click the link and order away! site
BTW. Zozobra are a well cool band. Bit shouty raw Isis, a bit electronic chugging Jesu, bit Cult of Luna in yer face. You know. Seriously. Good band. Good album. Good label. Good web design. For pete's sake, they let you listen to the entire album for free. If you're confused, here's the link so you can listen to Zozobra.
Zozobra - Harmonic Tremors media player
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
".It's vintage and totally invigorating. The immediate Pink punk-slap isn't here, but where the former nails one hue and keeps running with it, I can imagine this new, deeper set keeping me cozy for years to come. It's already eerily familiar." Read on.
Nice review on Pitchfork.
The review discusses the track "Farewell" off the previous album "Pink" - how it compares with the new stuff. If you want to listen to Farewell then follow the below link and you can play and listen to it...
Streaming: Boris - "Farewell" (it is an incredible track - a massive, crunching "shoegaze" ballad)
Update: You can listen to some of the new Boris album on Sogou as well. Boris. (Try the longer MP3s nearer the top of page.
Friday, April 13, 2007
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Streaming: The track "Pink" off the album "Pink" by Boris. Here. (Click the play arrow when you get to the Japanese site Sogou.)
Or the track "Blackout" off the same album. Go to this page for more Boris and click on "Blackout". Super slow instrumental dooomm. Awesome. Turn it up.
Sunday, April 01, 2007
PFM - One & Only
The Chameleon - Links
Spiral Tribe - D.J. Nasty
Boards of Canada - Everything You Do Is A Balloon
The Irresistible Force - Sky High
Autechre - Chatter
Chapterhouse - Delta Phase (Retranslated by Global Communication)
Nice... Click and listen... or right-click and download or whatever u do on a Mac. I forgot...
Saturday, March 31, 2007
Video: Spaceman 3 - "Revolution"
Wow!!!!! What a classic. Noise rock for real.
And some Mono from the Shoegaze playlist on YouTube. I hate that term ( "Shoegaze") but it provides such a history on the internet. I remember when that term first started getting used. Now I'm showing my age!
" I love the climax. If a track could give me an orgasm, this track would be the track to do the trick. It's outright mesmerizing."
Friday, March 30, 2007
A Swarm of the Sun - "Refuge"
A Swarm of The Sun on Myspace. Thanks again to my favourite MP3 blog - Lupartakastaja
For example, read about the new Boris album.
"..an album boiling over with gorgeous tension and easy release, of bluesy simmering and cerebral quietude."
Well written site. A competitor to Pitchfork or DiS for reviews of underground music. These sites all remind me of a magazine from the mid-80s called "Underground". It used to give away free tapes and vinyl. It had a graphic layout like a website - lots of different fonts and splash quotes.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Mono - "The Flames Beyond the Cold Mountain"
This is beautiful stuff. When it starts it's like an exhalation - the sound of the chords.
File under "great noise-rock"
Friday, March 23, 2007
12rec.net is a cool online record label. Hip hop/ post-rock and stuff. Freeeeeeee mooosickkk. Thanks again to the ever so reliable Finnish mp3 blog - Lupatakastaja.
Check out a track by Jasmin.
Jasmin - "Lernen Von Maedchen". (Linked from archive.org)
It should be cool electronic beats with chilled guitars....
And, you can also check out a band called Drawing Voices.
Zozobra - Harmonic Tremors (Media Player) for some more crazy streaming action.
All this is linked from the Hydrahead Records blog.
Here's a pic of Zozobra.
Jesu - you can hear their whole new album "Conqueror" in streaming format here......
Nice...... I bought the CD of this a few weeks ago. It's really starting to get it's teeth into me now. That's what Jesu tracks always do. The tempo is so slow.... the tracks get your attention over a period of months. Not seconds or minutes like most music.
The streaming audio is fantastic audio quality. If you've got your PC hooked up to a nice, fat hi-fi or sound system I strongly recommend visiting the above link if you'd like to hear music that is melodic, heavy and thoughtful. There's chords in there that are quite Loveless-era My Bloody Valentine. This music, somehow, though, is tremendously uplifting ( Track 3 - "Transfigure").
And a video of Jesu live below...
Thursday, March 22, 2007
DJ Stwobe - "Superlow MF"
Hope the download limit isn't up. If it is you can always get it here,
DJ Stwobe - "Superlow MFF"
from Fileden instead.
Gotta dash. Need to check out www.sixhits.com.
Prefab Sprout, Quo. Wow, what next??? Would he ever dare play DJ Stwobe?? Anyway, very professional radio station and presenter!!
Monday, March 19, 2007
You choose who you want to play the festival by voting. So far Mogwai and Battles are confirmed and tons of other awesome bands...... Check it out..
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Explosions in the Sky - "Welcome, ghosts"
And here is the video of it....
Sand is Over-Rated MP3 blog. Buy the new album!!!!
DJ Stwobe - "Superlow MFF"
Took 5 minutes for me to suss it out. Although it seemed you could only upload images. I tried again and uploaded my MP3 with no hassle. Are you ready for dirty music like this? Your speakers aren't that's for sure.
Friday, March 16, 2007
The Wedding Present - Blonde
Thanks to Song, by Toad MP3 blog as, luckily, his stuff gets linked by The Hype Machine (www.hypem.com)
Oh, I see. And Pelican have a new album out soon. Didn't know that either. Come on, the Arcade Fire can "go hang." (Quote:R.Mugabe). Here's an MP3 of a track off their new long player. Epic..as ever..
Pelican - "Far From Fields"
Thanks to Scissorkick for this one.
Battles - "Atlas"
I was just checking out the good, old Hype Machine and there it was.. a link to a new Battles track.
Or check out the video.
Monday, March 12, 2007
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Rockabye Baby! - "Head Like a Hole"
This is linked form the aforementioned MP3blog.Ch.
There are links to samples of all the tracks on the album. I can't be bothered to listen to it myself. I will when i'M IN THE MOOD.
MP3blog.ch feels more like a blog than 3hive which feels more like a database as it is so organized. Check it out!!! It has categories too - like "post-rock".
Air - "Once Upon a Time" via 3hive
(Press that blue button, wait 2 secs, check your speakers are not mega loud and listen. If you don't like it click the button again to stop it.)
As I said before, this was originally posted on my sparse MP3 blog Clik and Lissen.
Monday, March 05, 2007
Air - "Once Upon a Time" via 3hive.
I haven't listened to it myself yet. That's the reason I set up this bloody blog in the first place. I would always be surfing the net in work, finding things that I wanted to check out when I got home - like awesome MP3 blogs such as 3hive (indie/noise/folk) or Lupatarkastaja (post-rock, death metal). I record the links onto my blog so I can check them out when I get home. That was the theory anyway. I found that people all around the world were reading my blog and recording links to my blog onto theirs. I'm sure there's technical terminology for what I'm on about but I prefer to use the words I know. It's become a bit of a beast. Although, it is a beast that I can control....mostly...
Thursday, March 01, 2007
Sterling on Myspace
Here's a copy of the comment.
"Their new album ‘Cursed’ comes out MARCH 20 on FILE 13 records. The band features ex-members of Atombombpocketknife, 90 Day Men, and Milemarker.
‘Cursed’ contains instrumental dreamy landscapes, distorted bass, pulsating raw drum beats, thundering grand pianos/organs, and metallic guitars. I would recommend this for fans of Shellac, Boris, Tortoise, Don Cab."
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
"DAYDREAM NATION AND SPIDERLAND LIVE!
In August 2005, ATP introduced a new season in London called "Don't Look Back" inviting artists to present a retrospective of one of their works in its entirety. We kicked off the season with The Stooges performing Fun House from start to finish in one amazing show at the Hammersmith Apollo that saw grown men cry. The season finale was the inimitable Dirty Three (with special guest pianist, Nick Cave) performing the stunningly beautiful Ocean Songs at The Barbican.
Since then, we have seen seminal albums performed including Bandwagonesque by Teenage Fanclub who stirred up a melting crowd at The Forum, Tindersticks playing the exquisite Tindersticks II at The Barbican and Ennio Morricone proving why he is The Maestro as he lead 200 musicians through his classic film scores at the Hammersmith Apollo.
Don't Look Back Concerts is proud to announce the first dates for our 2007 season.
House of Love
The House of LoveKoko,
(1st Creation LP)
"When I first heard Daydream Nation - I thought 'what is this music...?' It was raw, abrasive and reminded me of the Stooges and the Velvets. But nothing else sounded quite like it and it quickly took over to become one of my favourite records ever! From the gatefold sleeve to the heavy vinyl this was a lush piece of art that you took home and cherished. This was a time when CDs were alien to the kids and a few years later Slint released Spiderland. In a way their masterpiece inspired me to start the Don't Look Back season. I would think "how do I get to see all of these songs live?" - I was obsessed. I would check the credits and even look at the run out grooves and long for them to play every last track live, so we are really honoured to kick off the season with these legendary albums and also continue the series with the faithful genius that is the House of Love performing their first LP they did for Creation." Barry Hogan (Don't Look Back Concerts).
Tickets are all available at www.seetickets.com (0870 264 3333) www.wegottickets.com, Stargreen (0207 734 8932) and the venues box office.
For press enquiries please contact Ken from Hermana at firstname.lastname@example.org or for all other queries, Deborah at email@example.com. Stay tuned to www.dontlookbackconcerts.com for additions to the season."
This is going to be amazing........
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
"Japanese grunge/sludge/metal/noise/alt. rock.."
This is how they were described by one website...Never really had chance to check them out as was always slaving away at my desk. I have since quit my job. It was listening to this band that inspired me. To leave. They blew my mind. I had bought the double vinyl of the new album. Didn't listen to it for a while but just loved the artwork and the packaging first. Thick double LP, card sleeve, free "acid" prints. Are they real? I do not know. Are Boris real? I do not know.
It may have been more the fact that I was listening to them at extreme volume on my headphones in the middle of the night, clutching the sleeve, staring at the picture on the back that shows them looking at you with their eyes closed. I just kept turning the volume up. I felt no pain as it got louder. And louder. And a bit more. The bass was tickling my ears as the headphones seemed to shake like in a cartoon. I got as far as side one, I think, of the double album. Three tracks of in your face punk rock - it's the sound of being at the front of a gig and you're way too close to the speakers. The sound of a band with so much energy. It's a very distorted sound.
After the three fast tracks they just hit you with a very slow, super heavy track called Blackout. The effect is like being dressed in armour and hitting a concrete, car park wall every five seconds. It is so slow and so, so heavy.
You may not get the full effect of the music from checking out a couple of dodgy MP3s. Especially as you are so busy that you need some music that's not gonna challenge you too much. Here's another taster of Boris: this is not a full track but you get most of it. It's linked from their label site, Southern Lord.
Boris - "Pink" via Southern Records
I'm tired now, anyway. After listening to this record I couldn't listen to anything else in my collection. Everything else sounded over produced, clunky, QUIET and boring and unimaginative and predictable. Enjoy.
These tracks were originally linked on my basic MP3 blog Clik and Lissen.