There’s a good chance you will have heard something from this already but if not Hello Everything Tom Jenkinson’s 10th album as Squarepusher and largely, like all the others, it’s bloody good. Featuring more of those jazzy bass solos he does so well, a few 303 led drum’n’bass freakouts and a few ambient niceties. There’s… Read more »

Posted on September 29th, 2006

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Continuing the diversification of Warp’s roster, Grizzly Bear are an unusual addition to the the label. Granted the signing of Maximo Park and Battles paved the way for other genres of music, but Grizzly Bear are the closest to the sound of John Fahey playing Animal Collective songs than any of Warp’s current signings. What… Read more »

Posted on September 29th, 2006

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Cheers to Mike for the last post! To continue with the Warp theme today, There’s a fantastic live session from Battles up on the excellent Samurai FM site. There’s SHITLOADS of other electronic, techno, Hip Hop, band sessions, DJ sets and house (I HATE House) streams available. Be sure to check out the Specials section… Read more »

Posted on September 29th, 2006

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Sometime contributer Mike here. Hailing from a Leeds scene that included Nightmares on Wax and Ital rockers, LFO originally were a two-man techno/electro outfit comprising of Mark Bell and Gez Varley. Both liked alternative music from an early age, and they formed LFO after meeting at college. Bizarrely, it was money inherited from Varley’s grandmother… Read more »

Posted on September 29th, 2006

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Signed to Rumracket, a small label from Copenhagen which also released Grizzly Bear’s first album, Cacoy are a delightful mix of electronica and rock instrumentation that sound a bit like Stereolab or Lali Puna fronted by the squeaky singer from Deerhoof. Their press release says: On invitation from DJ KLOCK the two unconventional pop wonders… Read more »

Posted on September 27th, 2006

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Just a quick note to tell you all I’ve put a subscribe by email form in the sidebar. So knock yourself out. You’ll get an email once a day whenever there’s a post. Toodles. Image by David Shrigley Here’s some tunes. MP3s The Postal Service – The District sleeps alone tonight Cat Power – The… Read more »

Posted on September 24th, 2006

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Sometime Broken Social Scene member and Metric frontwoman, Emily Haines is releasing her first solo record soon as the name Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton. Entitled Knives don’t have your back, there’s a stark contrast here to the energetic songs on Live it Out . It sounds like it was recorded late at night… Read more »

Posted on September 22nd, 2006

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The Spiegeltent is a great venue for the kind of collaboration offered by Kieran Hebden (Four Tet) and Steve Reid. Reid plays spectacular Jazz drumming the likes of which I’d never seen live before. As soon as he took to the stage, he appeared to enter a delirious trance, eyes closed, knowing the position of… Read more »

Posted on September 22nd, 2006

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I realized that Fujiya and Miyagi were from not Japan when I heard the lyrics to the first song – “Like pixelated scraps of jazz mags in your head lights“. It turns out they are from Brighton. It doesn’t matter.Their music is a delightful mix of bass and synth lead pop songs with some soft… Read more »

Posted on September 19th, 2006

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You may have seen Justice warm up for Daft Punk in Marley Park a few weeks ago, but there’s no doubt that the perfect setting to see French DJs is a sweaty club. Lucky then, that they are playing Limerick next Friday the 22nd and Temple Bar Music Centre, Dublin Saturday 23rd (€15). Justice remind… Read more »

Posted on September 17th, 2006

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It’s nice to come back home every now and again to visit the parents, say hello, meet people you haven’t seen in a while, reaffirm how integral friends and family are to your life. You know..usual stuff. Music is as important to my life as all of these things (hence the blog). It’s been a… Read more »

Posted on September 17th, 2006

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I know I’ve been overdosing on the YouTube videos of late, but TV on the Radio have released the video for one of my favourite tracks this year – “Wolf Like Me”. It is one of those songs that evokes such rich imagery that when the video comes around, there’s a good chance it can… Read more »

Posted on September 13th, 2006

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Hip hop inspired by P.E., DJ Premier, Kraftwerk, J Dilla, Dr. Dre; the sonic result of music realized in methods using drum machines, synths and step sequencing; the sonic pallette of new wave, electro, early industrial dance, synthie funk, and digi-dub – many of which were popular among skateboard youth and the air waves of… Read more »

Posted on September 12th, 2006

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New video for The Knife’s “Like A Pen” directed by long time The Knife collaborator Andreas Nilsson. The Knife – Like a Pen It’s good but the last two are hard to beat. The Knife – We Share Our Mother’s Health The Knife – Silent Shout All songs are taken from the stupendous Silent Shout… Read more »

Posted on September 12th, 2006

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