strange-passion-explorations-in-irish-post-punk-diy-and-electronic-music-1980-1983

My second hand knowledge of post-punk from the early ’80s comes almost entirely from Simon Reynolds’ excellent book Rip It Up & Start Again. It covers the period of 1978 to 1984 where as a reaction to punk, bands delved into a more idiosyncratic form of music-making, a discordant complex style characterised by razor-sharp muscular… Read more »

Posted on July 31st, 2012

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popicalisland3

Side A of Popical Island #3 appeared for your streaming pleasure on Monday. 48 hours is just enough time for you to fit in a big digestable listen so Side B is now ready for your indie-pop gluttonous ears and it relies more on distortion pedals, singalong choruses, broken drumsticks, bass and drums being best… Read more »

Posted on July 4th, 2012

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MFSC_FRONT

Darren from Last Days of 1984 put me onto this compilation seeing as I’ve shared a love of Shangaan cassette tapes recently (a few are available in Elastic Witch). The nine-track compilation Music from Saharan Cellphones on the SahelSounds label, as the title suggests, is music that comes from cellphone memory cards. Cheap mobile phones… Read more »

Posted on January 2nd, 2012

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Popical

After establishing a pocket of Ireland’s musical space all to themselves with Volume #1 a year ago, the Popical Island collective have checked back with the finest of the country’s indie-pop and alternative bands, and enlisted some new ones to bring us Volume #2, which will be released on June 25th on CD and download…. Read more »

Posted on May 16th, 2011

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blissfulallusion

Blissful Allusion is an electronic compilation put together by the LYFSTYL Music Blog featuring exclusive tracks from Moths, Sun Glitters, Teen Daze, Kohwi and more. Listen below or grab the download. Blissful Allusion by LYFSTYL Download: Jimmy Francis by MOTHS

Posted on April 25th, 2011

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proximal

Los Angeles label Proximal Records will release “a cross-section of LA’s finest beat talents” on August 10th with the Proximity One: Narrative Of A City compilation which features tracks from Dam Funk, Daedelus, Teebs, TOKiMonsta, and Proximal’s own Sahy Uhns, Benedek, Lawrence Grey, Wake and BearClaw. Dam Funk – A Day at the Carnival

Posted on July 21st, 2010

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Nigeria Special

My recommendation for the week is the 2 part compilation Nigeria Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-76. on Soundway records. It’s a superb document of the vibrant and diverse music scene in Nigeria in the early to mid ‘70s. I bought both vinyls myself, it really is the type of compilation perfect for… Read more »

Posted on March 14th, 2008

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