Thursday, 29 October 2009

el jeffe vs zappa part 1

APOSTROPHE - does humour belong in editing edit #1

I love frank zappa - all of it from the mothers right through to
the large concrete classical gear!
this was more of an excercise in editing the uneditable.. getting rid of
the tangents and locking down a groove.
this is the first stage, as im gonna fiddle with the sonics at some point
and pass it through some jamaican style filtering and delays to see
if i can strain an altogether different flavour from it.
but as it stands at the moment, im feeling the funk of it!
next in this series is some fiendish wackiness from the altogether
mighty Hermeto Pascoal :)

Monday, 26 October 2009

i liked these very much tonight...

4 to the floor monday #1

yard tales #3

a weekend of chaparoning the stuntclone to
various parties ended with the dark one
asleep and her controller deep in a xfactor
induced trance..
i therefore scooped up a few slices of plastic
and encoded this....

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

yard tales #2

the first track that made this selection is from this Amiina long player. Ever since watching the sigur ros film,
iv'e been obsessed with this wonderful string section. Amiina offer an even more distilled audio viewpoint from our favourite alien icelandic landscape.. adding brassbands and some deep deep love.
I got rid of a load of lp's in the summer and blindly recorded this  Thomas Dolby one for the harddrive..I had a listen and was instantly transported to an earlier time in my life when i was dazzled by his lab technician stylings.. magical magical stuff indeed.
I was introduced to Ass by Domammu and Fab Brown. Their amazing cover of John Carpenters "Escape from new york" is superb! ..but the other lps rule also check!
Brazilian legend Caetano Veleso can move from ballads to funk with ease but its here, where his smooth vocals and lazy drums do it the most for me. Iv'e been diggin these deeply undercover lps from Liquid Liquids
Dennis Young for time.. he has no respect for groove or swing yet every time you find yourself checking his beats..people must check this blinding 12"..
Strut dig up all kinds of interesting stuff, things you dont know, things you've heard of but never checked and things that are downright super's all about the context.. punkfunk nearly there's and pop group descendants Maximum Joy being something that i knew from the first time round, re contextulized have got me digging at my mums house for my shriekback 12"s and dick'o dell productions..i might even get me a flat top...
Scientist.. classic legendary friday night youth club dub.. when we used to drool over the whacked out cartoon covers..killer! Killer lovers rock one hit wonder John Kipaye out does the Mac at their own game..
makes me think of that reggae version of the coronation street theme.
Big tune of the year.. super slow chunky parrish italian belter Cosmic Metal Mother flows into remixer/cosmic house flavour of 2009 The Revenge staring as 6th Borough Project.. brill!
The final 2 for this selection.. and my new favourite yankee noisenik hippies Black Moth Super Rainbow.. like Gong on angel dust and to finish australian goatee beard wearer and zelig stylecultural leader the mighty Daevid Allen.. the title track from this wonderful wonderul wonderful lp tells it like it is.... regarde!

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Mathilde Santing does Japan

Remember Mathilde Santing? back in the hazy dazy 80's
she was a bit of a dyke icon for the girls in my 6th form..
beautiful in a healthy go go's era belinda carlisle kind
of way.. super sharp white blond flat top, manly figure..
wonderful voice tinged with that 100 fags a day torch
song burr.
Anyway, today Balearic Mike informed the world that
winter was coming, (i think thats because he hasn't got
over his tour of california, that hot baking pacific tinged
sun that we vaguely know about from the telly and
beach boys songs) and posted up the magnifcent
"ghosts" by JAPAN (thats a whole other post on it's own!)
well ive been listening recently to Ms Santings last lp and
she does a corking cover of said ambient classic..
and here it is for you as well.

yard tales #1

the party in my head has long since
been given over to the random dance
most corners of the disco have been
raided and all bets are off.

the start of this evening, my yard
gently swayed to sounds of:-

the waterboys - the waves
peter gabriel - exposure
dan lissvik - intermission
mudd & ahmed fakroun - drago (brennan green version)
japanese synchro system - check it spread it
dedos de mantequilla - oscillator madness
Q&A - trap door
DJ kaos - love the night away (tedye version)
satin whale - i often wondered
edgar broughton band - theres no vibrations, but wait!
topper headon - east versus west

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

jack kirby in africa - the soundtrack

interdimensional fractures
ink splattered kirby universes
from multiple atomic dawns
transplanted and embedded
onto ancient silks worked by
cosmic nubian princesses as
they spin and turn under neon
strobes the fabric fluttering
from heavyweight rhythms
and electronic juju vibrations

Monday, 12 October 2009

Saturday, 10 October 2009

black moth super rainbow are dope!

i want to live in america.
anywhere will do now..
it used to be NYC or MEMPHIS
but now anywhere will do.
we will live in one of those
shonky wooden houses they insist on
living in.. the ones with the wobbly
fly catcher doors.. you know the ones?
i want my daughter to be a skater..
maybe she could be kim deal (or kelly)?
or maybe she could join