Saturday, September 20, 2008
Earth - I've finally checked them out. I can see how they inspired Sun [Sunn 0)))]. But Sunn 0))) are so...... SCARY!!!!!!! Earth seem so chilled and relaxed.
When I listen to Earth, I hear the tempo of Mono, the chilled burnt grooves of Grails, the wide scape of Sunn 0))).. and the ambience of................. E.. n.. o.......
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I was wondering what happened on that date.. but the music is looping ambience.. incredible..
- Main article: History of nuclear weapons
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
For those hunting around for music with alternative time signatures, listen to this..
Do Make Say Think - "Herstory of Glory"
It is in 11 time. 11/8 or 11/4.. n0t sure which.. I'm not that well trained but I can hear eleven when I want. Beautiful guitar noise, under produced.. upliftting.. what a great band. This is from their most recent album "A Tender History in Rust"... Think Mogwai, 65DaysofStatic, Tortoise and all that...
Read about them here
The listen to "The Universe!"
Saturday, August 16, 2008
This is clever. Getting some older generation people to review MODERN music....
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Yes, Trace. You're right. Errol Morris is an amazing dude..
Film director - Thin Blue Line, Fog of War.
TV producer/director - First Person
Writer - as I've just discovered by reading his blog on the ny times.
The title above is taken from the last paragraph of his post about the faked Iranian war missiles photograph. He really hit a note with that last line about the "..the blind forces of rage and unreason that drag us into conflict."
It's the one thing I can see in common between all the wars and conflicts I know about. There's always someone stirring it up in the background, always someone blaming one community or race or country for their own problems. I've started thinking that if it wasn't for this element that dictates to people what they should believe and who they should blame for their problems that there would be no war or wars..
I know that there is still the basic urge that humans have to kill each other which I hope we are slowly evolving away from.. but it takes someone to give people what they think they need - blame - to get their hatred and anger focussed on whichever community is getting blamed at the time or whichever is nearest or weakest.
Errol Morris' long article - I don't want to call it a blog post because it is more than that - about the faked photos resonated with me as it agreed exactly with the conclusions I've come to recently myself.
Here's the link again so you can read it for yourself.
Errol Morris - Photography as a Weapon.
Basically, use your brain, don't believe everything you read or everything you're told, especially as that other person may have read it somewhere anyway..
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
This week's "Intense band I've just discovered" of the week prize must go to the crazy two-piece called...
Lightning Bolt. Here's an MP3 of one of the tracks that captured my attention. It has a bit of melody in it. You see - they are intense, frenetic intense drumming, gargled huge distorted bass. They're like Big Business - only more so... and another two-piece I saw supporting Boris last year and in the Meze in Newport a few months ago - can't think of their name.. Bristol band...
Anyway, back to Lightning Bolt........ here's some music of theirs. Just press the blue arrow to "stream" or download and save the file itself.
Lightning Bolt - "30,000 Monkies"
PS If you click the album photo above you'll go to their Last FM page and you'll see a youtube video of them live. Looks like great fun!!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Wow. It's all I can say about this guy. I downloaded this album and listened to it until I could no more. And then I started again. Something is bringing me back to this music - this beautiful music, this music that aches with emotion - and I want to play it to all my friends - all my friends no matter what style of music they're in to - they will love this - I know cos I've already played it to everyone I can. It seems like just guitar and vocal at first. But there's loads more going on. You need to read the lyrics to really know the level of emotion in this music. I can't cry anymore..
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Thursday, May 01, 2008
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Sunday, March 02, 2008
Oh yeah. Stoner doom intro from hell. Oh yeah baby.
This Mp3 is linked from 3hive
Oh my God I love that site. So much free, legal music organized in a loving way. Wow!! bY THE WAY . This MP3 is only guitar (and FX) but it stands on it's own as an incredible piece of music. The tone of the chords hits u from the start. It just spirals into distortion. It is BORIS at their best really. It is an intro to one of their albums. But,..... fuck the album.... just listen to this with your woofer turned up.. By the end your neighbours will have shot u.... PURE NOISE.. MBV EAT YOUR HEART OOOOT!!!
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Gotta be one of my favourite, al-time trance tracks too!!. Kind of perfect. It's the syncopation of which you can never get enough.. But also got to note that this is not really a video. Some people use Youtube just to get the music across. So, like this video, it's just a static track title with very high quality MP3 behind it. I'm listening to this on Sennheisers as I type this and it sounds fantastic!!
Friday, January 18, 2008
Burial - "U Hurt Me" via mpfrees
This is fantastic music. So spacious and moody. Quite emotional music. It would help to listen to this on something with a nice sound - a big sound system or huge headphones. But it would be good on any speaker size. It's that kind of thing. Yeah!!
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Eluvium - "An Accidental Memory in the Case of Death"
It's a piano track. Their other stuff is more ambient, looped atmospheres, very dense.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
And whlie I've got your interest here is an MP3 for you.
Eluvium - "New Animals from the Air"