Things I have been listening to but not had time to review properly because I’ve been moving house and all my records and decks were packed away and then it’s all been a bit crazy changing the locks and plumbing in a washing machine and fixing a TV aerial to the wall whilst dangling precariously from a ladder and generally figuring out where to put everything

We’ve been in the new place for over a month now and I’m still catching up with myself. Although actually I’ve not been on top of things for ages, come to think of it. Lots of work to do here, but more space to do it in. My desk is now on a landing instead …

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Mego Mini-reviews

I’m skint and haven’t bought any records since July. Luckily my lust for new music is being catered for admirably by my friends. Another despatch from Mego HQ in Vienna has provided many enjoyable evenings. Jim O’Rourke – Old News No. 6 2xLP I used to own a fair few “dark ambient” albums, but I …

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Ekoplekz – Intrusive Incidentalz Vol 1

Ekoplekz – Intrusive Incidentalz Vol 1 (Punch Drunk LP and digital) More vinyl promo goodness from the Ekoplekz camp puts a big stupid grin on my face. The many moods of Ekoplekz are becoming slightly more apparent over time. This is much more aggy, more urgent than the Live at Dubloaded LP I reviewed last …

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Mark Fell – UL8 CD and Manitutshu* 2×12″ (Editions Mego)

Mark Fell – UL8 (Editions Mego CD) Peter Rehberg occasionally chucks great wads of CDs at me. This makes me happy. They are incredibly varied and whilst it’s hard to for me to love all of the Mego output, there’s always something interesting going on. The pinnacle of the recent batch for me has been …

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Ekoplekz Live At Dubloaded LP

Ekoplekz: Live At Dubloaded (Further Records LP and cassette) Vinyl promos are as rare as hen’s teeth these days – definitely a mark of seriousness. Although, to be honest, surplus to requirements in this case. I’ve been sent Ekoplekz CDRs, I’ve been sent Ekoplekz cassettes, I’ve been sent yer white label promos. I’ve listened to …

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Hacker Farm, live at The Vortex tomorrow

Hacker Farm gig – tomorrow! I probably can’t make it – but you should! Hacker Farm is Kek-W and Farmer Glitch. I previously bigged them up on here when they came to town to do the Exotic Pylon radio session. That was before I heard their CD, “Poundland” In my ADD twitter feed, I’ve described …

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J Beatz 1 Dutty EP

See, people go on about how the youth of today are all horrible, but one of my teenage neighbours just helped someone else on the block get into their flat (possibly just to end the horror of me attempting to post my daughter through a tiny window). And earlier today 17 year old Grime producer …

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soundtrack to March 2010

MUSIC OF THE MONTH: The Men Who Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing – “Now That’s What I Call Steampunk vol 1″ (Leather Apron) Victorian punk, forsooth! Could be awful but is actually fantastic – excellent lyrics which show a love for the subject matter which goes way beyond merely dressing up. “Goggles” conjurs up …

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she was a ruff rider

First vinyl release on Ruff Revival, following on from the tremendous debut of Naphta’s “Long Time Burning” album on CD. (See my gushing review in Woofah issue 3). And yes, some heavy involvement from Droid, so I am biased – but only because his programming ensures he always comes correct with this stuff. El-B‘s remix …

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ragga dance new releases

wow, some “dance” promos which are actually worth writing about… lots of people will hate these – if you’re a reggae purist or some kind of minimal techno spod, then you need read no further! Talen – Kingston Book (Mouthwatering Records) Time to note the effect that globalisation has had on the ultra-localist dancehall world, …

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