my week of mash up noise part 1

So… The Rephlex night on Tuesday was pretty amazing. I think we were all pretty knackered, but the place was heaving with people who were well up for it. Just as I was thinking that seeing Richard D James playing a bunch of oldies (“20 seconds to COMPLY!!!”) was less than inspiring and a bit …

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NOTHING HERE NOW BUT THE RECORDINGS

Ten industrial albums YOU must own. PART 3: Nocturnal Emissions¬†– Spiritflesh (Earthly Delights, 1988) \ “‘Ambient’ means background music. My music shifts from background to foreground, so I wouldn’t consider it ambient. I consider what I do to be a subversive music, because it messes with people’s heads in unexpected ways.” I think this selection …

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it continues to fade

Paul, also on Mark Stewart’s “Veneer”. I can’t help feeling that one of the reasons people like this record so much is down to their nostalgia for the time it came out? Which I don’t have as a johnny come lately… So it’s 2 – all, then? The Keyboard player is not Skip McDonald, though …

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a naughty bit of self-referential crap

Matt’s posting the Human League flexi about them discussing whether or not to release the flexi reminds me of Joel Biroco’s comments on the web: “Most of the books in the world aren’t about printing presses and how to make books, yet the web contains a fair amount of material about computers and web design.” …

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NOTHING HERE NOW BUT THE RECORDINGS

Ten industrial albums YOU must own. PART 1: Throbbing Gristle¬†– Heathen Earth (Industrial Records, 1980) \ “You should always aim to be as skillful as the most professional of government agencies. The way you live, conceive and market what you do should be as well thought out as a government coup. It’s a campaign, it …

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midnight selection

I got loads of great stuff for my birthday. Thank you! Still wading though it, to be honest. Particularly nice to get a huge pile of books, records and CDs, as I’m having two months off buying any so I can pay for the holiday. More on the new stuff later. Got in last night …

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dub side of the moon

I know we’re all supposed to be uber cool in the blogging community, name checking obscure 80s electropop b-sides and holding forth about what’s on the pirates. But… I’m slightly embarrassed to admit that I do not hate the reggae version of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon”. I mean, yes, obviously I hate …

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IDM DNB ONU

\ Autechre – Amber (1994) The whole IDM/Warp thing passed me by at the time (with the exception of the Aphex Twin – I kicked off with LFO and then lost it…). I think I’d spent so much time listening to really quite considered electronic music on the industrial side that I just wanted to …

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addendum!

ok ok, so there ISN’T a cut of “Throw Me Corn” on Studio One Roots. My credibility lies in tatters (like I had any to start with). I think I was probably getting it confused with the excellent Winston Jarrett’s “Fear Not”, which chugs away in a similar vein (especially when combined with lawnmower noise …

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riddims

It’s all about the new “old” riddims at the moment. I.e. new reggae productions out of JA. Possibly highly conservative of me, but the bashment futureshock can’t feed you 24 hours a day. Coupla things I picked up from Gladdy’s over the weekend: Immigration riddim, all pre 7s on Al Ta Fa An Nice and …

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