Wednesday, November 08, 2006
This is a track I made a year or two ago. It's a "recent" remix though really.
I think it's storming. I've been trying to get it online for ages now. The original version is on my Myspace (evil service owned by the fascist Rupert "The Bear" Murdoch).
My last DJ slot was May '06. Played the original of this on that night. A couple of people came up to me and said "What was that track at 10 o'clock?". I said "That was me!"
This was the culmination of 10 years of producing and DJing (albiet intermittently). It was the first time I'd actually DJed one of my own tunes.
The track itself is sparse. Dark. Heavy. D'n'B. Dirty. Distorted. 10 mins long. The bass just rolls and warps practically non-stop throughout the whole track.
If you want to listen to it you will have to click on the word itself as opposed to the normal blue arrow. It doesn't seem to stream when I click the blue arrow. The MP3 is stored on EZArchive. I don't think they've quite got their act together yet.
If you left-click Windows Media Player or another music player will load and play it. If you right-click you will have to choose "sAVE tARGET aS" or whatever the equivalent is on Firefox or your Mac.
Enjoy. Oh! And don't download and pretend to your mates that you made this track!
Software used - Acid Pro, Fruity Loops, Wavelab, Octamed. Technology - PC, Amiga. Samples pinched - Laurie Anderson "O Superman" and a guitar sample taken off a Low track.
Here is a link to music that I have made:DJ Strobe on del.icio.us.
And here the music of other people that I link to: My del.icio.us MP3s.
And, as usual, I've posted this track on my main MP3 blog - Clik and Lissen.
Here is the MP3, again, that this post is supposed to be all about.
DJ Strobe - "Super Low MF"
Oh yeah, and the reason I called this post "....replaced by a demon." will be revealed when you listen to the track all the way through. Well, at least as far as the big drop/breakdown around about the 8 minute mark.
"I step outside and I walk on by but it's just like your body's been replaced by a demon." Words/rap/singing sample copyright to Howie, my occasional vocalist. Nice one mate, you bring the track together. You ram home the fact that this track is supposed to be dark and technological with the weird phaser effect that I added to your spooky one-liner stolen from an old jam down Newport Transpose Music Studios.
Update: Stupid EZarchive. I've extended my bandwidth eh???? What a shock!!!
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
I am so fed up with this service (Blogger.com). Fed up with it crashing all the time. I'm sure it's happened to you too......You type in www.blogger.com into your address bar, press enter and expect to go to the login page so you can tell the world about the fantastic thing you just discovered.....and then....
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Alan Partridge - "Alan's Romantic tribute to Jill" (Soundclip)
Alan's Romantic tribute to Jill - "Why do birds..."Alan: This is a romantic tribute to a lovely lady over there with orange hair and a cigarette in her mouth. Why do birds suddenly appear - That’s too high - Every time… every time… time, you are near near? Just like me… just like me… they long to be… close to you… why do…why do… why do…no that’s not working. Well you get the general idea. Thank you.
Linked this ages on this blog. Old link.
By the way, if you like Alan Partridge this clip is funny as flip!
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Dandy Livingstone - "RUDY A MESSAGE TO YOU"
There we go. If anyone interrupts me now I can just whack the publish button and then it's out there. I've learnt to put the actual MP3 near the top of the post. If I put it toward the end of a long post then it doesn't show up on "elbo.ws" - only the first few lines of text are used.
Anyway, that tune. It is everything I love about reggae/roots/ska/rocksteady - the big, warm bass, the slow, careful vocals, the pianos, the warm rugged production, the satisfying verse/chorus structure, the catchiness of the vocals. The sort of music that you always enjoy no matter what mood you are in. The blog that posted this MP3 is Moistworks.
Friday, September 15, 2006
Here is how Roadrunner announced it -
In a recent interview with Rockdetector.com, Pintado spoke about his final days in NAPALM DEATH.
"The departure was basically due to a variety of reasons," he said. "We shared a house together, we toured together, we were always together, but people move on. Along the way there was a little rough bumps, though I don't know. In my situation it got to the point where I needed a little fresh start. I'm still good friends with the guys; there's no animosity there, we're all cool, and they're happy with what I'm doing."
"Asked if the media twisted the situation in some ways since it was reported that the band stated he had personal problems and alcohol issues," Pintado replied, "Yeah, of course. The other day I was browsing the Internet, and they stated I was dead! I thought 'Oh shit, I'm dead!' I really don't pay much attention to that."
Well, the comment is about the bit I've highlighted in orange. Here's the comment that made me laugh/chuckle:
"why in god's name have they posted the interview excerpt about Pintado talking about his death on the internet? ..its almost as if to say ''you got owned'' or something. Its really really bad taste and they wouldn't dream of doing such a thing with Douchebag Darrell and all his fat ugly minions on here."
If you don't get it don't worry about it.
Thought we needed some true death metal seems as this blog has gone grind/death crazy. Perhaps it's cos I'm feeling so happy. Couldn't listen to some of this stuff if I was depressed!!
I don't actually know this track. Well don't think I do anyway. Just need to know that Cannibal Corpse are an incredible band with an incredibly deep chunky, bassy production. They are technical and very tight. As Lupatakastaja said there is always that slow, chunky section in the middle of Cannibal Corpse songs that seems to get stuck in your head . You end up wandering around humming some crazy guitar riffage. Better than singing all that crap in the charts.
Saying that about pop music, mind, their songs are all structured in a pop way. You know -verse, chorus, solo, middle eight etc. And don't forget - Cannibal Corpse were in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.
Well, what can I say? I've heard the first one second of the track and there were about a hundred drum rolls in that time. Crazy band. Check it out like innit! Grindcore, death metal or something I suppose.
I gotta do some work now!!! Stop bugging me!!!!
This is them. The only band I can think of at the moment where every time I re-listen to one of their tracks I find that it starts to make sense. They are creating masterpieces..
We're talking of course about Don Caballero.
They signed to Relapse Records to release "World Class Listening Problem". The last but one track off that album is available for streaming and downloading on the MP3 page of Relapse Website.
It's called "Savage Composition" and that's exactly what it is. The savagery is in the unexpected time changes and syncopated beats that somehow flow through the music. It's a composition in that it is melodic and structured. Here is the link to this track. Press the blue button to start listening to it almost instantly.
Don Caballero - "Savage Composition"
There you go. That wasn't difficult was it. Now listen. This music demands attention. Don't put it on and then go and make a cup of tea and walk away. Put it on quietly by all means. But just listen. Can you not tap your feet/lap???
Thursday, September 14, 2006
"more gunshots and screaming, trying to figure out what to do next because the shots were getting louder, therefor closer."
Anyway, check it out yourself. Here's the link - the link.
Found this story by reading Boing Boing.
Jordan Peterson of the University of Toronto and colleagues at Harvard University have found that decreased latent inhibition of environmental stimuli appears to correlate with greater creativity among people with high IQ. (same press release available here and here)
The study in the September issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology says the brains of creative people appear to be more open to incoming stimuli from the surrounding environment. Other people's brains might shut out this same information through a process called "latent inhibition" - defined as an animal's unconscious capacity to ignore stimuli that experience has shown are irrelevant to its needs. Through psychological testing, the researchers showed that creative individuals are much more likely to have low levels of latent inhibition.
"This means that creative individuals remain in contact with the extra information constantly streaming in from the environment," says co-author and U of T psychology professor Jordan Peterson. "The normal person classifies an object, and then forgets about it, even though that object is much more complex and interesting than he or she thinks. The creative person, by contrast, is always open to new possibilities."
Previously, scientists have associated failure to screen out stimuli with psychosis. However, Peterson and his co-researchers - lead author and psychology lecturer Shelley Carson of Harvard University's Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Harvard PhD candidate Daniel Higgins - hypothesized that it might also contribute to original thinking, especially when combined with high IQ. They administered tests of latent inhibition to Harvard undergraduates. Those classified as eminent creative achievers - participants under age 21 who reported unusually high scores in a single area of creative achievement - were seven times more likely to have low latent inhibition scores.
The authors hypothesize that latent inhibition may be positive when combined with high intelligence and good working memory - the capacity to think about many things at once - but negative otherwise. Peterson states: "If you are open to new information, new ideas, you better be able to intelligently and carefully edit and choose. If you have 50 ideas, only two or three are likely to be good. You have to be able to discriminate or you'll get swamped."
"Scientists have wondered for a long time why madness and creativity seem linked," says Carson. "It appears likely that low levels of latent inhibition and exceptional flexibility in thought might predispose to mental illness under some conditions and to creative accomplishment under others."
A less able mind has a greater need to be able to filter out and ignore stimuli. A less intelligent person with a low level of latent inhibition for filtering out familiar stimuli may well sink into mental illness as a result. But a smarter mind can handle the effects of taking note of a larger number of stimuli and even find interesting and useful patterns by continually processing a larger quantity of familiar information.
You can find the original paper here: Decreased Latent Inhibition Is Associated With Increased Creative Achievement in High-Functioning Individuals (PDF format)The central idea underlying our research program is therefore that individuals characterized by increased plasticity (extraversion and openness)retain higher post-exposure access to the range of complex possibilities laying dormant in so-called ‘‘familiar ’’environments.This heightened access is the subjective concomitant of decreased latent.." Read On.
Credit to Mesq
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
This article was found on Link Filter via A Welsh View
Monday, September 11, 2006
Also, here are the MP3s hotlinked from Grails website.
There are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies.
Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for
survival. Check out the things that you can do with it:
The Emergency Number worldwide for **Mobile** is 112 .* If you find
yourself out of coverage area of your mobile network and there is an
emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to
establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly this number 112
can be dialed even if the keypad is locked. **Try it out.**
Subject: Have you locked your keys in the car? Does you car have remote
This may come in handy someday. Good reason to own a cell phone:
If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, call
someone at home on their cell phone from your cell phone.
Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the person
at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on
their end. Your car will unlock. Saves someone from having to drive your
keys to you. Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away,
and if you can reach someone who has the other "remote" for your car, you
can unlock the doors (or the trunk).
Editor's Note: *It works fine! We tried it out and it unlocked our car
over a cell phone!"*
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
This is to tell you all about a crazy band called The Locust. Here is an Mp3 of some of part 2 of their album called "Safety Second, Body Last".
The Locust - "One Decent Leg / Movement Across the Membrane"
Enjoy.......if that's not enough there is another track by them on Clik and Lissen.
Quote: This album "flows like a classical symphony, flying through five movements at lightening speed." Just don't forget we're talking about mental, screaming grindcore...
I've just ordered this album. It's only £4:69 or something because the album is two huge long tracks. P+P is £1:50 ish. 3 days delivery time!! Here is the link to buy it - the link to buy it.
Xasthur - "Prison of Mirrors"
Xasthur - "Trauma Will Always Linger"
Xasthur - "Loss and Inner Distortion"
I haven't listened to the tracks myself yet so here is a part of the review...
"Black metal has officially disintegrated and transformed into a genre that's as deserving of the adjective "metal" as it is of "ballet." Malefic's dense, foggy, and self-abusive Xasthur project might feature guitars, unintelligible vocals, and all the drama a high school student could ask for, but it is a creature deserving of its own musical kingdom. All the Sunn O))) relationships and mentions of Darkthrone in the world won't make this a metal album.."
What do you mean you don't fancy it?????
Monday, September 04, 2006
Thai Green Curry Paprika Chicken
Broccoli Cheese Bake
Toad in the Hole
These are just some of the fantastic recipes that have been added to the, like, 2-week old website that is the "world wide kitchen". The front page seems to update itself every couple of hours, I mean minutes, so let's have a look and seee what's on there now....
Thai Green Curry
Tom Yam Gung
Lamb Tikka Pasta with Basil
Spicy Steak Salad
Warning : do not use this site if you're feeling starving hungry!!!!!
Friday, September 01, 2006
Loscil - "Still Upon the Ocean Floor"
I was taken by the artwork while scouring Rate Your Music for drone and ambient music. Noticed that they featured in both categories. Upon searching for them on Exploseek I came across the Mp3 above, which if you've got any sense you will have clicked the blue button by now so you can check it out. It is well ambient. Just found out that it is "from the free album Stases".
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Friday, August 25, 2006
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Click here to view high-resolution version (2.49MB)
Click here to read more about this volcano. I tell you what - the main picture of this volcano on the NASA site just blows my mind.
This is taken from a section of Wikipedia called Commons. This is a place for free content. Free photos, free music/sounds etc.
Monday, August 21, 2006
Snowblood - “Aubade” "Doom, Slowcore, Sludge"..."I could describe the sound of “Aubade” with a long and nonplussed “fuuu..”...
This MP3 and quote is linked from Lupatarkastaja. Definitely a great MP3 blog. The guy who runs it mind is totally obsessed with Slayer. But he will always pull the cat out of the bag with crazy heavy MP3s. It's not always heavee stuff. A track I downloaded from his blog a few months ago was a hypnotizing rolling Mogwai/Sigur Ros-ish type thing - really well produced and uplifting - by Toman. I'd never heard of them before reading about them on there. Here is the Toman track...
Tomán - “Deportivo” mp3
I'm listening to that Snowblood track above right now and so far it doesn't sound at all "sludge " or "doom". In fact it sounds like the Toman track I was waffling on about just now. Melodic and chilled intro.. Ahaa! I just worked out why it's in that section. It's a "slowcore" track! Super chilled maaaaan. You need to listen to this on your headphones and just wipe out...
Monday, August 14, 2006
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Bedroom Walls "Your Idea of a Holiday" (Baria)
Say Hi to Your Mom "Angels and Darlas" (Rebel Group)
Dr. Octagon "Ants" (OCD International)
Prototypes "Je Ne Te Connais Pas" (Minty Fresh)
Jab Mica Och El "Biohjelm Light Speed" (Ache)
The Futureheads "Skip to the End" (StarTime)
Si Schroeder "Brailowsky (Remix)" (Trust Me I'm a Thief)
Alice Smith "Dream" (BBE)
Boris "Farewell" (Southern Lord)
via My List of MP3 Feeds
Get some more Boris. (Japanese mentalist noisemongerers.)
Monday, August 07, 2006
Some of these pics will make you wanna puke though. They look like maggots, see.
Thankyou once again to the inimitable Linkbunnies.
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Friday, July 28, 2006
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The results are pure text as it is designed for PDAs (Personal Digital Assistant) so it is very quick and basic.
I searched for my MP3 blog which what that is like called Clik and Lissen.
Here is a screenshot of the results if you're that interested...
Thursday, July 20, 2006
SQL stands for Structured Query Language
SQL allows you to access a database
SQL is an ANSI standard computer language
SQL can execute queries against a database
SQL can retrieve data from a database
SQL can insert new records in a database
SQL can delete records from a database
SQL can update records in a database
SQL is easy to learn ..
SQL is a Standard - BUT....
SQL is an ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standard computer language for accessing and manipulating database systems. SQL statements are used to retrieve and update data in a database. SQL works with database programs like MS Access, DB2, Informix, MS SQL Server, Oracle, Sybase, etc.
Unfortunately, there are many different versions of the SQL language, but to be in compliance with the ANSI standard, they .......(Read On)
This tutorial is taken from the best website I know if you're looking to learn about web design or web programing. It features a clear layout with examples so you cannot leave that website without having learnt something. The site is called W3 Schools.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Also searched for "Sigur Ros" and found these videos. Let's try searching for Isis. Woah, just discovered there's "Switch to Movie" mode. This plays the video in the entire screen. Here's the results for Isis anyway. It found a lot of videos; one of them is The Beginning and the End.
It seems that Blinx TV searches all the other video sharing sites for the results. Very clever. Here is a thumbnail link that it offers you...
Click to see Video
Have a go yourslef (sic)..... www.blinkx.tv
Via Norman Roberts Blogspot
Thursday, July 06, 2006
How about an MP3 so I pop up on elbows..
Jim Noir - I me you i’m your
Jim Noir - Computer song
Jim Noir - Tell me what to do via Coffee Cup via Dr. Gunni
Do you need an excerpt?
"Okay, this is going to be my last post on the topic of how .999...=1, started in this post, and continued here. I will engage in more refuting, but I have begun to see how useless the refutations are because many of the "non-believers" (and I use that word jokingly because, as I wrote here, I don't really consider it a matter of belief) don't bother to visit the refutations page or don't read it if they do. This blog has gotten over 70,000 hits since the original post was on the front page of digg. The discussion there and at numerous other small forums makes it clear that the refutations aren't being read. There have even been meta-discussions on how this fact can get a warning from digg about containing inaccurate information, even though every knowledgeable source of information agrees with me. The only reasonable criticism I found on the digg site is that this doesn't belong in the news because the proof has been around for so long that it ought not count as news. Unfortunately, enough people seem to disbelieve it that even old news needs to be explained just one more time in the hopes that a few people will come to understand the math better.
But on to the refutations. This time, I will do them in decreasing order of sophistication of the argument. This puts the most reasonable first..." Read On
Here are some more answers: 16 answers generated in 14 mins. Thanks Rob.
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
The dictionary generator is good.Here is the advert I've made for Clik and Lissen, the pure MP3 blog brother of this one.
Via The Generator Blog which has lots of other cool "generators" such as the Church Sign Generator and all that gunk. It's too hot..
Monday, July 03, 2006
Here is the link again - Flyguy.
While you're there you may as well check out the chords for "I'm Only Sleeping" by The Beatles too. It's got well nice chord sequences.
Oh, more Simon + Garfunkel - the chords for the classic "I am a Rock". Love this tune. Always thought that Stone Roses' "I am the Ressurection" completely skanked "I am a Rock"(Ripped it off I mean...you know copied the ideas). Well, it took the same beat and vibe anyway.
As this blog is a part time MP3 blog I suppose I had better search for some MP3s for you to play along to with your guitar tab.
First, I will try Exploseek. This is basically where I get all my MP3s from when I am searching. Anyway, back in a minute with some MP3s.
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Monday, June 26, 2006
Friday, June 23, 2006
I need to do this.....
"Here’s his system for finding and obtaining new music:
I feed my PC about 10 tracks a day on average, mostly through MP3 blogs like Soul Sides .
The procedure goes like this:
1. Surf sites at work and tag specific MP3 files as “adrock1999cast” via del.icio.us
2. Convert the del.icio.us RSS feed into a podcast using Feedburner(I only had to do this once)
3. Paste this Feedburner link into iTunes as a podcast (again, only once)
4. All the music I find at work is magically downloaded to my home PC and then my iPod!"
Read full article.
Thursday, June 22, 2006
I got the link from the Norman Roberts Blog - my current favourite blog to "check regularly".
One reason for this practice is that when..." Read On
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Friday, June 16, 2006
"THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN release a digital-only EP Plagiarism today, June 13th.The EP features ‘Unretrofied’ (from their acclaimed Miss Machine CD), interpretations of NINE INCH NAILS’s ‘Wish’, MASSIVE ATTACK’s ‘Angel’, SOUNDGARDEN’s ‘Jesus Christ Pose’ and Justin Timberlake’s ‘Like I Love You’ as well as previously unreleased live material. Read on
Here's what Wikipedia say about "Dillinger"...
The Dillinger Escape Plan is a mathcore band that integrates metalcore with jazz/fusion elements..." Read On.
The main track off this digital-only EP is called Unretrofied. They provide this track free straight off their website anyway. Click the blue button below to check it out.
Dillinger Escape Plan - "Unretrofied" (Radio Edit)
Whoops!! I forgot to tell you about the music!! This track is lush!! It's the most mellow track on the album. Their their other tracks generally tear yor brain out...
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Monday, June 12, 2006
This is how it works. You will also see a blue button next to each MP3 link. If you click that button the tune will start playing after a couple of seconds. Selling point - the quickest way of checking out new music!
Thankyou to Take the Music and Run! for being the first guy to link to me! I'm particularly flabbergasted that he's put me up there with the likes of The Hype Machine , Elbo.ws , OpenDir , Web Nymph and Regnyouth !!!!
"Third album of bewildering and brutal sci-fi hardcore from LA band now signed to Epitaph subsidiary Anti-. Cramming 23 songs into 21 minutes, this is a juggernaut of short, sharp blasts of fury, featuring highly advanced musical technique and a deeply cynical outlook typified by such song titles as'Can We Please Get Another Nail In The Coffin Of Culture Theft'."
"This is a frantic,spazzcore album with riffs all over the place,its kinda mathcore but is too unpredictable even to be mathcore,thats how twisted it is,we are talking about 23 songs in just 21 minutes of playing time,it is like fall of troy and dillinger escape plan and the end in some ways but in other ways it is just too insane to compare them to anyone,the lyrics reveal themselves to be twisted and confusing as well,it works though,it is hard to pick a stand out track as such as they are all so mad but you could do worse than listen to the songs Earwax Halo Manufactured for the Champion In All Of Us, and Late For A Double Date With A Pile Of Atoms In The Water Closet,if mathcore is becoming too tame for you then pop over and have a listen to this,you may well see your music in a new light,startling.."
"The most professionally orchestrated head-mash ever". I aint gonna lie to anyone, this album is as intense as they come. As a teenager i suffered from epilepsy and this band are the closest thing to a seizure i have ever experienced. Believe it or not, that is a good thing. These guys have taken the rule book, torn it up and re-written it. the ease these guys seem to play with is sickening. All four members play off each to give a real treat. If you are looking for hooky melodies and sing along choruses dont bother. They sound like an angle gringer and a rhino fighting. Their 30 second songs are crammed with the intensity of a 4 minute dillinger song. If you are looking for dischordant genius pick this album up and prepare yourself.
"Blah blah blah im not gonna go into it but this is the best album in the world simple as that. listen to this before you die its that important."
"Sweet mother of jesus!" was the first thought that popped into my head when I stuck this gem into my cd player, followed shortly by 'what the hell have I gotten myself into here!'. This album is pure chaos. Pure, unadulterated noise on a level that I have never experienced before.
"The Locust don't simply do away with convention, they throw away all the rules and make an entirely unique form of music. At first I found this album 'difficult' to get along with to say the least, and I'm a big fan of other discordant bands such as DEP, The end and Ephel Duath. But after a few listens, the wall of noise produced by The Locust on this album really started to sound good."
"The best way I can describe the sound on this album, is light speed hardcore/noise metal, ultra heavy and loud, with high pitched, completely non-intelligible screaming on top. The Locust employ extremely unpredictable and unconventional song structures, with frenetic time changes (every few seconds or so!) and a complete lack of melody what so ever. Songs jump from one place to another very quickly and unless you're listening intently it can get very confusing at times! Truly ground breaking stuff."
Listen to some MP3 s..s...s..s..samples of The Locust - "Plague Soundscapes" album.
"When I discovered that Merzbow had collaborated with Mike Patton, I decided that buying of one of his albums was a must-do. I don't think I've ever looked back from there, because Japan's finest and possibly the world's finest noise pioneer is a huge influence on my musical aspirations and my musical tatse. 'Pulse Demon' is just over an hour's worth of cold, harsh electronics which sends the listener into another world of-well, cold, harsh soundscapes. All the various frequencies and sounds collide with one another, causing a calm yet slightly disturbing atmosphere, and the extremity of this c.d is immense. The great thing about this album is that it's not positive nor negative, it's just neutral, and it lets you decide on how you want to feel when listening to this album. If you're offered the chance to see Merzbow then grab it because his live shows are something completely out of this world. Long live Merzbow and the future generation of noise!"
Featured on the Fantastic Noises list.
The Beautiful Noise list sounds cool too.
Thursday, June 08, 2006
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Friday, June 02, 2006
You can listen to the whole album on the front page of their site. Not checked them out properly but they sound a bit different.
"Bootleg" Dazed And Confused - [ MP3 ]
Down The Drain - [ MP3 ]
Droned - [ MP3 ]
If you go to this page of punknews.org you will read a review of the last album by Isis.
Nice one milkywads ex- The Madusa Komplex for the email!
Buy Isis "Oceanic" LP
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Also, Low will be playing the whole of their classic album "Things we Lost in the Fire" on Wednesday 26th July 2006 at Koko in Lahndaan. Read.
Thankyou, Coady from Big Business for telling us about All Tomorrow's Parties. I remember John Peel always used to talk about it on his show. Coady - drummer - think Animal (muppets), think Keith Moon, think..... Holy Shit!!!
Oh! Don't forget Nightmare Before Christmas in Butlins in Minehead!!!! Sometime in December!!! Near Glastonbury!!! Line up:
NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS 2006
IGGY & THE STOOGES
SONIC YOUTH »
BARDO POND »
SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE »
JACKIE-O MOTHERFUCKER »
MY CAT IS AN ALIEN »
THE MELVINS »
Read about it!!!
Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen.
Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor's cup full, and then kept on pouring.
The professor watched the overflow until he no longer could restrain himself. "It is overfull. No more will go in!"
"Like this cup," Nan-in said, "you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?"
more Zen koans via The Link Bunnies
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
The demo EP 'Malin Head', released by the band itself, was the start of something bigger, something like more concerts, out of Flanders, up to more lively places... Two tracks had been recorded at the Trax Studio in Ghent, the other tracks were DIY pur sang.
The single 'Red White Tears' from 'Malin Head' has been played at both Studio Brussel (Duyster and Radar) and Radio 1 (Belgian national radio stations) and got nice comments. The Dutch musiczine Oor made a review of 'Malin Head', which is something they rarely do for demo EP's! They wrote "Add another 6 atmospheric tracks to this EP and you get an album full of growing diamonds!...It is unbelievable that this West Flemish quartet has no record or distribution deal.". Oor decided to put tomàn in their underground top20 of the best bands of 2004 (as the only Belgian band and without an official release!)
September 2004 the band set off for a small tour in Spain featuring club concerts in Gijon, Madrid, Malaga and Sevilla. Next to some idea of the tour life, the band gained a lot of fans in Spain, France, the Netherlands and Luxemburg.tomàn also played some support acts for bands as Death Cab for Cutie (Ancienne Belgique, Brussels), Twinemen (Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing, France) and Windsor for the Derby (4AD, Diksmuide), The New Year (Nijdrop, Opwijk) and David Eugene Edwards of Woven Hand (Music in Mind festival at Concertgebouw, Bruges).
tomàn's first full CD 'Catching a grizzly bear, lesson one' will be released in Benelux on April 18th, 2005.Jürgen De Blonde, of the fantastic De Portables, did the mixing part!"
I downloaded a track by Toman from Lupatarkastaja a few months back. The track just grew on me. It also grows in structure. Starts very quietly and the track adds layers of washy guitars, clanging bass guitar and splashy hi-hats. The tune repeats - listen to it!! Mogwai but uplifting!! Better!!! Here is the tune:
Monday, May 22, 2006
A Silver Mt. Zion are playing Bristol Bierkeller on May 30th 2006.
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La-Band formed in December 2000, when the original three members of A Silver Mt. Zion (Efrim: guitar, piano, vocals; Thierry: contrebasse; Sophie: violin) asked three additional players to join (Beckie: cello; Ian: guitar; Jessica: violin). This line-up, juxtaposing a string quartet with 2 electric guitars, continues to this day. A seventh member was added in 2003 (Scott: drums, guitar, mandolin, etc.).
The debut performance by A Silver Mt. Zion took place at the Constellation Room in spring 1999, as part of the Musique Fragile concert series. This half-hour composition, built around a descending piano line and a field recording spliced on a reel-to-reel tape deck, went on to form the template for the band's debut record, He Has Left Us Alone, But Shafts Of Light Sometimes Grace The Corner Of Our Rooms (cst009). Expanding to six musicians at the end of 2000 (and lengthening the band name accordingly), the group worked on new arrangements of material from the debut and began writing new songs, then toured Europe in early 2001. The first album written by the larger band, "Born Into Trouble As The Sparks Fly Upward." (cst018), was recorded over a couple of weekends immediately after the tour.
The first two SMZ releases feature largely instrumental work, a punk-rock chamber music of sorts that evolved out of the three founding musicians' desire to compose in a setting more intimate than their other band, the sprawling nine-piece godspeed you! black emperor. Both records were released to broad critical acclaim, and while these albums include the earliest examples of lead vocal and lyrics by Efrim, it was in 2002, as godspeed's recording and touring schedule wound down, that SMZ began working in earnest on a decidedly more lyric-guided approach to songwriting and a more articulate attempt to harness the protest song traditions of folk, punk and avant rock.
The band has been writing, recording and touring regularly for the last two years and has recorded two double albums of vocal-driven material, "This Is Our Punk-Rock," Thee Rusted Satellites Gather + Sing (cst027) and Horses In The Sky (cst033). Efrim also recorded some song sketches in the fall of 2003 that turned into Thee Silver Mountain Reveries EP (cst030) originally available exclusively in concert during the band's spring 2004 European tour, then given a wider release in the summer of that year. All iterations of the Silver Mt. Zion band have been recorded at Montreal's Hotel2Tango (a recording studio built by Efrim and Thierry, along with engineer Howard Bilerman) and released by Constellation.
Efrim is a founding member of godspeed you! black emperor and has been involved in many other projects via the Hotel2Tango loft space, which evolved from a ramshackle rehearsal hall in the mid-90s to an accessible 24-track analogue studio by the turn of the decade. He has recorded and/or played on records by Frankie Sparo, Hangedup, Hannah Marcus, Elizabeth Anka Vajagic and Phonemes, among others, and is chiefly responsible for the album artwork that accompanies all the albums by gy!be and SMZ. He has played in a Glenn Branca guitar orchestra performance, in an improv concert with members of Acid Mothers Temple, and has written for Fish Piss magazine. Silver Mt. Zion is his central song-writing vehicle, for which he writes all of the lyrics.
Thierry has played electric bass in gy!be 1996, and began playing contrebasse a year later, initially in SMZ and Molasses. He has pursued acoustic bass as his central instrument ever since, playing in countless improv and free-jazz formations around Montreal, and on many albums recorded at the Hotel2Tango (where he is a partner and engineer). He has recorded albums by Fly Pan Am, Crackpot, and free music ensemble Balai Mechanique (in which he also plays), among others. He is also a founding member of klezmer-inspired quartet Black Ox Orkestar.
Sophie has played violin in gy!be and SMZ since 1998 and Set Fire To Flames since 2000. She has contributed to innumerable records by other bands and is a highly active player in the local Montreal scene. Most recently, she has played and toured with Valley Of The Giants, contributed to recordings by Hrsta and Kiss Me Deadly, and founded her own label, Bangor Records, whose first release will be by The Mile End Ladies' String Auxiliary (in which she also plays). She wields electric bass in the noise-rock duo Diebold with fellow SMZ member Ian.
Beckie has played cello in SMZ since 2000 and features as a member and/or contributor to a long list of other Montreal-based bands and projects, including Set Fire To Flames, Blackout and Elizabeth Anka Vajagic. She collaborates regularly with the local modern dance community and is a co-founder of the cello and percussion duo Esmerine. She also organises conferences for the Canadian Environmental Network.
Ian has played guitar in SMZ since 2000, prior to which he was the guitarist for postpunk bands Sofa (1992-1997) and Sackville (1995-1999). He has contributed guitar, bass, drums and/or programming and computer arrangements to recordings by Hangedup, Frankie Sparo and Priya Thomas, among others. He recorded the debut record by Fly Pan Am and is co-founder of Constellation Records, as well as co-curator of the Musique Fragile concert series that ran in Montreal from 1997-1999 and gave many of the city's current experimental and improv players one of the first accessible, artist-friendly venues for performance. He currently makes computer-assisted music in Re: and bangs the drums in Diebold.
Jessica has played violin in SMZ since 2000, prior to which she played in various Montreal bands, toured with The Geraldine Fibbers, and was production co-ordinator for local film collective Automatic Vaudeville, to which she also contributed music and acting. Her violin work has graced many records, including Frankie Sparo and Hannah Marcus, and she plays regularly in local Arabic and Balkan music ensembles. She is a founding member of Black Ox Orkestar. She also makes lightboxes, metal flowers and figurines, wristbands, and other lovely objects.
Scott has played drums, guitar, mandolin and cymbalom in SMZ since 2003. He played with various punk bands in Baltimore before moving to Montreal in 2000, where he completed school and co-founded the political puppet theatre troupe Petit Theatre de L'Absolu, which has toured France, Spain, the USA and Palestine. He is a founding member of Black Ox Orkestar, in which he plays mandolin, cymbalom and violin, and for which he sings and writes lyrics in Yiddish."
and the MP3 again...
A Silver Mt. Zion - "sit in the middle of three galloping dogs"
Here it is again. Guaranteed to blow your mind. You will play this track to every one you know.
ÖLVIS - 'Mental Freedom' from the album "The Blue Sound"
"Second album from Orlygur Thor Orlygsson, almost exactly a year on from his self-titled debut - an album that garnered rapturous praise in certain quarters. Whereas his debut was effectively instrumental, aside from occasional understated background vocals, ‘The Blue Sound’ heralds a massive progression for Olvis; six of the eleven tracks here feature Orlygur singing in Icelandic, layered over epic, lush orchestration, to stunning effect.lThe album also features Sigur Ros members Orri Dyrason and Georg Holm - the first time they’ve appeared together as guest musicians on a record. Similarly, also guesting on ‘The Blue Sound’ is Maria Huld Markan Sigfusdottir, violinist with Amina, Sigur Ros’ string quartet. Elsewhere on the album are members of Apparat Organ Quartet and SK/UM, as well as other highly respected Reykjavik musicians. The entire album was written and produced by Orlygur himself, and has undoubted crossover potential, with potential appeal to the chillout crowd (a track from his debut album opens the new Global Underground ‘Afterhours 2’ compilation) as well as followers of Sigur Ros, Stafraenn Hakon and beyond. "
"Long awaited third album from the much-loved Canadian slowcore outfit,three years on from the "Missionless Days" longplayer that was released alongside their first UK/Ireland tour as main support to Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
The time between then and now has seen many line-up changes, with drummer Mike Sheridan moving on and, more recently, multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Gara being recruited by band-of-the-moment ARCADE FIRE as drummer/guitarist - but not before this album was recorded.
"Attic Salt" displays a maturity that makes it a distant relative from their astonishing "Fuck Fight Fail" and "Missionless Days" albums. While still predominantly downbeat, the band introduces a subtle growl to a few upbeat numbers. The hushed, affecting, emotive vocals of Samir Khan remain a constant though, and his delivery accentuates the strength of their songwriting, which undoubtedly hits new heights on this album."
Stafrænn Hákon - "silfurgeitungur" via Singing Fish
Stafraenn Hakon 'kjammi" via Resonant MP3 page
These guys just chill you out and uplift you. Descriptions if you not heard them. New Order at 40 b.p.m??? uuhhhh........
First heard these on www.3hive.com. They get that Slowdive singing guitar sound with a real chunky melodic bassline that just kills you. It's also highly produced. The sort of music that shuts off your senses and ......
e.k. is a class track by them too.. just found it on their official website.
Silver Ray - "No need to try" from the album "This is Silver Ray"
via Pharmacy Records
"Burning Romance" by Silver Ray is like twelve minutes long....spaced-out, bit like the first track on the newest Mogwai album...well, it's got pianos on it anyway. Read about Silver Ray in the Guardian printed newspaper. Their CD was classsed as a classic recent deleted re-issue or something.
"Beautifully titled, New Love has a magnificent warmth and uplifting feel. Listening to it in my car I regularly find that I can’t remember the last few kilometres of road that I’ve recently driven down. It’s the sort of music that picks you up very softly, transports you in a massive crescendo, and then gently plants you down again ready for the next track. Silver Rays brand of music sticks visuals in your mind – 'Come On Baby' gives me that great feeling of raw excitement and youth like driving your first car down to the beach for the holidays. What I particularly like about this music is that in a 12-minute track nothing stays still, everything changes but remains the same. The subtleties of Silver Ray make them stand above most other bands at the moment. Silver Ray is like nothing that is going around at the moment. A 3 piece band that sound like silence and a 20-piece band all in one. Do your ears and your headspace the favour. Buy it."
"The Resonant label's quest to unearth new artists continues with this magnificent, sprawling, widescreen debut from Genoa-based guitar collective Port-Royal. The first incarnation of the band surfaced in July 2000, with the "Kraken" EP issued in CDR form by Italian label Marsiglia Records in early 2002 - and their art further fine-tuned via several live shows in their homeland. "Flares" is the result of more than two years of home recording, and displays scope and ambition that exudes confidence - almost arrogance - in their own vision and ability. The ten tracks herein total the maximum 78 minutes, with tracks 3/4/5 and 7/8/9 being two expansive compositions in three movements apiece - the latter being the album's centrepiece and title track.
Although "Flares" has much in common with the likes of labelmate Stafraenn Hakon, for example, there's no way you could classify this as simply a post-rock album; Port-Royal utilise understated electronic beats and subtle spoken vocal samples as well as guitars, and have created a body of work with no obvious parallels or comparisons.
MAILORDER COPIES OF THIS RELEASE ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
You can however still buy it and any other resonant release from the following outlets : www.smallfish.co.uk / www.boomkat.com / www.normanrecords.com / www.amazon.co.uk / www.piccadillyrecords.co.uk / www.roughtrade.com / www.play.com - alternatively, if you are outside the UK please try one of our distributors websites by clinking here"
Sunday, May 21, 2006
Friday, May 19, 2006
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Official Website: http://www.hydrahead.com/pelican/ . Hydrahead - wicked label...
Here is a review of their last but one album "Australasia" taken from Stoner Rock Dot Com.
"Unhindered by the impositions of the vocal yoke, Chicago instro-metal sorcerers Pelican transcend the limits of time and space to expound upon the stunning finesse and painstaking subtlety with which they command their already indelible sonic signature. Restoring instrumental composition to its former glory is no insignificant task, and to do so with such remarkable authority and presence is a testament to the sheer will and unmitigated talent of Pelican's membership. Successor to the critically lauded Untitled EP, Pelican's debut full-length is a cyclical riptide of major-chord mastery and low-end triumph against which one can only abdicate any and all tendencies to resist total immersion. 6 SONGS IN 50 MINUTES!!"
The second MP3 off an Untitled EP is also featured on the website All That's Heavy.
Week of October 24, 2005
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You can therefore click the blue button next to the link above and listen to the whole podcast without even leaving this webpage for one second.....in theory. Full track listing will be here. First track is by The Chills.
Monday, May 15, 2006
Thine linketh about that merrie festivull in the land they call Bridgendshire...
"no tickets 4 monday- just pay on door
Excellent dude - cool - check out the songs on
http://www.zonderhoof.com/ we unfortunately wont be on 4 long as we've only got 3 songs..
and headline act big business the other 1/2 of the melvins - http://www.myspace.com/bigbigbusiness
and weirdos creepy morons - http://www.myspace.com/thecreepymorons
& zuma from swansea
should be a laugh"
"William The Bastard"
Friday, May 12, 2006
Yes, that's right.
"Whatever happened 2 Bay B Kane?" - "Great links to mp3s"
Someone else has finally realised how fantastic this blog right here is for linking to MP3s!
Cheers to http://donal.wordpress.com for linking me. Not sure what that blog is about but I'll have a look later!!!!
If you don't know: I link to tracks like:
ASVA - Kill The Dog, Tie Him Up, Take The Money
"Huge slabs of ultra distorted guitars, working their way through slow motion riffs, a ponderous plodding metallic crush."
Click the blue button to find out.
If there's too much information hitting you on this blog go to my other MP3 blog. This has just MP3s and no waffling..... So try Clik and Lissen. I know you'll love it. You tart...