Sunday, 8 November 2009

Progress? Maybe.


Thursday, 24 September 2009

The 6 second drum

Very interesting video relating to a drum loop that has been sampled so many times it has created subcultures.

Monday, 24 August 2009

It Felt Like A Kiss

Slightly behind the times I may be, but nonetheless the film below is worthwhile watching, since the installation has long since finished.

It Felt Like a Kiss is a collaboration between master documentary maker Adam Curtis and Punchdrunk, with music by Damon Albarn.

It charts the story of America’s rise to power in the golden age of pop, and the unforeseen consequences it had on the world and in our minds. Beginning in 1959, the show spotlights the dreams and desires that America inspired during the ’60s, when the world began to embrace the country and its culture as never before.

The installation ran back in July as part of the Manchester International Festival and sprawled across 5 floors of a disused office building in Manchester. The experience blended music and interactive theatre with documentary; a disorientating whirl of a fairground ghost train, soundtracked omniously by Phil Spector's wall of sound.

Link to Adam Curtis' blog with 50 minute film It Felt Like A Kiss

He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss) - The Crystals

Friday, 21 August 2009

Come Fly With Me....

You know that feeling when you’ve recently done a mix and you happen across an amazing tune merely a few weeks later………………

Jan Turkenburg and his pupils of the Geert Grote School – In my spaceship

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Radiohead Return

The best band in the world™ returned last week with their first release since the critically acclaimed 'In Rainbows' album. The track, a tribute to Harry Patch, is a noble gesture but comes over as a little too Band of Brothers for my liking. A second track, which seemed to slip under the media radar, is quintissential Radiohead: avant-garde production, melancholic melodies and apocalyptic vocals.

The news this week that the band will not release any more albums was met with dismay by some fans, but with singles like this, Im not sure it matters:

Friday, 14 August 2009

The Greeks

The Greeks are famous for many things:

*Mount Olympus

And more, but one of their biggest and best exports comes in the shape of Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou, better known as music composer extraordinaire Vangelis.

His most famous work is perhaps his synth-tastic Blade Runner score, with the title track spawning various remixes and "edits" over the years.

Below is the lead track taken off of one of his solo albums, Spiral.



Sunday, 9 August 2009

Meth Disco: Two

1. Dj Overdose – Face Down In The Water
2. Kelpe – Sickly Situation
3. Subway – Lowlife
4. Blancmange – The Game Above My Head
5. Ajello – 2k Lightyears (Altair Nouveau Version)
6. Michael Moorcock – Time Centre (Ivan Smagghe Rough Edit)
7. Moon Unit – Part Two
8. Colder - Colder