15. Nomo – New Tones The funkiest album on the list, Michigan-based Nomo take their cue from the Congolese band, Konono N°1, respectively appropriating their percussive tribal sound to the Northern Hemisphere. Extending that ethos with breakneck brass, organ and guitar to produce a post-Afrobeat sound – the songs on instrumental New Tones are refreshlingly… Read more »

Posted on December 7th, 2006

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It’s December so that means only one thing. Time for plenty of best of lists! We start the list season with the first part of Top 20 albums of 2006 list (numbers 20 – 16). Enjoy! 20. Fujiya & Miyagi – Transparent Things Clocking in at 36 minutes, this album from Brighton based trio compiles… Read more »

Posted on December 7th, 2006

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This looks like it could be worth a look. From The Basement is a live performance music series filmed at Maida Vale studios in London. The first episode will feature Thom Yorke on piano performing new Radiohead songs “Videotape” and “Down is the new Up”, a Kieran Hebden/Steve Reid live collaboration and the White Stripes…. Read more »

Posted on December 4th, 2006

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I’ve been compiling my end of year album and songs list over the past few days but I really wanted to do a top 10 Irish albums of 2006 list too. Only problem is I don’t think I’ve heard enough Irish albums from this year to put into a list. Seeing as the blog is… Read more »

Posted on November 30th, 2006

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Hello all, Mike here. Today I have a treat for techno afficionados (but maybe not much else for those of you who don’t like repetitive beats as much). I’ve been sitting on this mix for a year or two now, and God knows it’s probably been doing the rounds for a lot longer than that…. Read more »

Posted on November 29th, 2006

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2 new songs from El-P forthcoming I’ll Sleep when you’re Dead album out in March 2007. The album sounds like it’s a step away from Fantastic Damage (hardly surprising- It was 5 years ago ) with guest appearances including Mars Volta, Trent Reznor, Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio), Aesop Rock, James McNew (of Yo… Read more »

Posted on November 29th, 2006

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Something about the revered anticipation that greeted Juana Molina as she took the stage in Crawdaddy last night told me this was going to be different from other gigs I’d been to recently. There were also people sitting on the floor in front of the stage as well which is something I’d imagine happens at… Read more »

Posted on November 28th, 2006

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Taken from Clipse’s forthcoming Hell Hath no Fury – an album considered to be a late contender for hip hop album of the year by many, “Trill” is a sinister 808 laden, space rap pushin’, Neptunes produced hip hop gem. Proving Pharrell has still got a few huge beats up his sleeve, he serves up… Read more »

Posted on November 23rd, 2006

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Black Music is an apt title for Dublin duo Deep Burial’s latest release. It is 42 minutes of brooding, menacing and engaging Dublin instrumental hip hop. Not something you hear often around these parts. The track titles only serve to reinforce the bleak outlook suggested in the album title with track titles like “Maggot Confetti”,… Read more »

Posted on November 20th, 2006

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Nialler9 guest Mike here again to take you crazy kidz on a magical trip down memory lane. A massive urge to look at cheesy 90’s pop dance tunes gripped me in my hungover state this saturday afternoon, the brief fruits of which I shall now share with you lucky music fans. First off we have… Read more »

Posted on November 18th, 2006

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A brief interview from Squarepusher on the BBC’s Culture Show aired last month. As well as an introduction from André 3000 who makes a plea to Squarepusher to collaborate with him (Imagine what that would sound like – some kind of trippy jazz-bass-heavy space-funk electronic drum and bass hip hop album), there’s also a solo… Read more »

Posted on November 16th, 2006

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The site was out of action over the weekend. The database is acting up so we’re operating from a backup. Anyhow in the grand blogger tradition of laziness and brevity, time for a recap. As well as CSS and Metric, I also caught TV on the Radio in the Music Centre and got tickets to… Read more »

Posted on November 14th, 2006

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And so, another member of the musical juggernaut known as Broken Social Scene came to town last night. Emily Haines and her band Metric were present for an early show in Spirit. From the moment they stepped out on stage, it was very clear the audience were there to see Ms Haines. And why not?… Read more »

Posted on November 14th, 2006

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CSS rocked the stage in the Village last night and wouldn’t let go until the crowd were a sweaty shadow of their former selves. It was a hectic and energetic show starting with “CSS Suxxx” and running through most of the songs on the album as well as a couple of older tunes near the… Read more »

Posted on November 14th, 2006

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Some photos and videos of last night’s LFO show, his first ever in Ireland. The atmosphere was amazing at it (that may just have been the majority of people off their mash on ecstasy pipes) with a noticeable amount of old skool ravers there to relive their former glories. Props to the guy in the… Read more »

Posted on November 14th, 2006

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