Friday, 29 October 2010

tracks of my life #8 Chris & Cosey - this is me

Starting with a blast of Coseys cornet (treated of course), this (my favourite) track by C&C, announces its intentions straight away. They aim to seduce you with sharp sonics and then batter you round the head with perverted noise, or do they?
I love how this track is like a school playground taunt, simple and kind of nasty. we listen to coseys words and are already picturing those really sexy (in a 1970's dirty way) soft core snaps of hers.
Trademark icy tones pervade this slice of very dark pop. The beat is intentionally slow, something to hold your loved one on the dancefloorperhaps? For you to collapse in their embrace, as clean electronic pulses soundtrack your twisted love - well thats what I thought of at the time :)
This is the 1st type of music that I called "mine". It definately wasn't what my mum and dad had listened to, it wasn't what my sister had listened to, and it wasn't what my peers were listening to either..
(schools in hackney in the late 70's and early 80's were rocking to reggae, funk and soul)
I worked backwards from this sort of stuff and discovered TG, made those connections between them, punk and new wave and started to build my own listening asthetic. goth and dark humour was beckoning around the corner.
Little did we know that my friends at school would soon be listening to the bastard child of this distinctly white and intentionally(?) souless electronic "pop", cheap electronics would bring together all the tribes and strands of 80's dissenfranchised youth.

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Thursday, 28 October 2010

oh my lord part 3

Another slice of audio sponge cake with modern blues plus jazzual snares from
MYTHMATICA, followed by a stone cold wierdo classic from the addled minds of HAWKWIND.
12" island electronic jazz funk rareness from the forever young STEVIE WINWOOD into conceptual hiphop in the form of BLOCKHEAD. French cutup coolness from LA FUNK MOB is followed by an example of the modern feeling and LA RAMBLA PERVERSION.
MANNED MISSILES is part of an amazing EP of cutup funk, which also features a corker
from nudisco prince Tal M Klein.
Deepness from sunny Poland and ELTRON JOHN and into the final stretch with this
track from ARTS and CRAFT is featured on the new Walter Gibbons comp,'jungle sounds'
and there is comes with a deep and driven Gibbons remix, here it's more rough and ready and we finish this selection with a barmy record from the 70's,
ADMIRAL FREEBEE which has been sonically overhauled by our favourite cult leader
and freshly greencarded Harvey Bassett.
I'm thinking im gonna start doing these selections like radio shows from now on..
with sparkling banter and all that guff.

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Tuesday, 26 October 2010

oh my lord part 2

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we continue this set of selections with the very mighty  dave gruisin , russ gabriel, azuymuth, oneiro, maxxi & zeus, hungry ghost, takako minekawa, masanori ikeda,baricentro, holgar czukay, michael karol and the orb...
more to follow, it might not stop :)

Sunday, 24 October 2010

LOVE this

ardour by this man is wonderous.
orchestrations :)

Saturday, 23 October 2010

oh my lord part 1

steve miller band - threashold
buffalo daughter - moog stone
liquid liquid - rubbermiro
zombi - night rhytms
dj mochizuki - star libre
give it up for love cover social disco club edit ???
cottam 1b ??
alif tree - aurevoir
mccoy tyner - his blessing
aurora - dancarino estrela

im thinking i may well mean business on these ones :)

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