Etienne Jaumet is better known as the keyboard player from Zombie Zombie. He’s been producing his own material recently and it wasn’t until Laboca had mentioned that they had designed the sleeves for his album, that I knew this. Anyway, I picked up te recent ep on 12″ recently for the excellent music that appeared on it and also the lovely sleeve. Its minimal synth music. Pretty much just a drum machine and some synths. Cracking. I really like it. Its quite electro and techno at the same time. Carl Craig has produced the album. Looking forward to hearing it. There are some remixes on the EP, but I am not too into them to be honest. The original, is the best. This is out on Versatile Records now. Oh yeah, click on the image of the record sleeve to hear some of the tracks over at his myspace page.
Monthly Archive for July, 2009
The Village Orchestra have released an amazing piece of techno music on Glasgow label, Stuff Records. This is heavy night time music. I particularly enjoyed doing my ironing while I listened to this record. I feel so bad as I have had this blog post sitting in my drafts pile for ages. I’m sitting listening to this record right now and I think its great. Dwyer is deep and melodic with some nicely chopped amen breaks thrown in for good measure. The Dwyer Bonus Beats breaks it into 4/4 for the dancefloor. Its pretty stonking! The 2562 remix is wicked as well, kinda what you would expect from him. Anyway, this record came out ages ago. Seek it out.
2.Dwyer Bonus Beats
1.Afanc (2562 Remix)
Malcolm Catto has produced the latest Fabric podcast. Both of them are full of interesting and weird records. I’ve always been interested in his output. His album, Popcorn Bubblefish on Mo’Wax was really weird and out there, but definitely worth a listen. I also really enjoyed his drumming on The Soul Destroyers 7″s that came out. I always regret not going to see them play live. His work in The Heliocentrics is good and he has been drumming for Mr Chop. Just ignore him when he says Broadcast have disbanded. I’m really into the Fabric podcasts. They are asking alot of interesting people to create them. Anyway, check out the tracklistings below. They have made a mistake when putting them together, so you get the tracklist for part 1 on part 2 and vice versa. Anyway, head over to the Fabric website for instructions on how to download the podcast.
1. Gruppo Di Improvisazione – The Feed-Back (RCA)
2. Sun Ra – Somewhere In Space (Blast First)
3. Broadcast – Dave’s Dream (Warp)
4. Unknown – Musique De Possession: Danse Serie (Ocora)
5. Lo Mejor De Sexteto Juventud – Alondra (Discos Fuentes Velvet)
6. Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley (Chess Records)
7. MRR-ADM – A1 Untitled (White)
8. Cha Cha Show – Melted Soul (Folkways Records)
9. Batacusa Escola De Samba De Cidade – Estilo Classico (Phillips)
10. Cherrystones & Andy Votel – November (Stark Reality)
11. Music In The World Of Islam – Side B Track 1 (Tangent)
1. The Heliocentrics – Vibrations Of The Fallen Angels (Now Again/Stones Throw)
2. The All Night Workers – Why Don’t You Smile (Barmar Music)
3. Ennio Morricone – Ill Gatto A Nova Code (General Music)
4. Michael Liggins – Loaded To The Gills (Mighty Music)
5. Peter Thomas – Co-Ordinates Meeting (Golden Ring Records)
6. Psychedlic Aliens – We’re Laughing (Polydor)
7. Tyrone Washington – Submission (Perception Records)
8. El Combo Moderno – Siena La Descarda (Regio Records)
9. Organized Konfusion – Keep It Koming (Hollywood Basic)
10. Frankie Beverley and The Butlers – Love, Your Pain Goes Deep (Gamble Records)
11. Mahmud Ahmed – Indesh Gedeaow (Hannibal Records)
12. The Soul Patrol – Peter Pan (Zuma Records)
Broadcast have announced details of their new EP which is due out around October time on Warp Records. They have collaborated with The Focus Group from Ghost Box records. This is quite exciting news. They will be touring in the United States in October and November along with Atlas Sound who also have a new album out. This sounds quite exciting, I hope they both tour in the UK together when the Broadcast album comes out.
For more info and tour dates, head over to the Warp Records website.
So the new Fuck Buttons album is out soon. It’s going to be called Tarot Sport and was recorded at the Rotters Golf Club studio in London with Andy Weatherall. I am interested hear what it is like as I did enjoy Street Horrrsing. Its out in October and there will be a single out in September. Oh yeah and a tour. Here are the dates. You can read more about it on the ATP website.
17th – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
18th – Sheffield, The Corporation
19th – Oxford, The Cellar
20th – Manchester, Deaf Institute
21st – Nottingham, Bodega
22nd – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
23rd – Newcastle, The Other Room
24th – Glasgow, Stereo
25th – Lancaster, The Storey
26th – Bristol, Colston Hall (as part of Geoff Barrow’s Invada Invasion event)
27th – Brighton, Audio
27th – London, Heaven
Well, that was a hoot. It was one of the best festivals I have been to in recent times. I didn’t turn up until quite late on the Friday night, but I managed to catch the start of Sunn O)))’s set which was quite loud. I think my whole body was vibrating, which meant I had to go to the toilet. I checked out a bit of Scorn’s performance, but wasn’t too into it. I left after that as I was pretty tired from being in work all day and then getting the train down.
Saturday, well I kicked off that day with Chris Corsano and Mike Flower Duo who were totally amazing! Mad jazz drumming and psychedelic vibes. I really need to check out their stuff. Hopefully they’ll be playing in the UK soon and I can go and see them again. Next up were Remember Remember, who I have seen before and thought I would check them out seeing as they are from Glasgow and also because they are quite good. Which they were. Unfortunately I thought they should have played for longer. Thirty minutes is not enough. They didn’t do the Irn Bru track. After that I rused over to see Nisennenmondai who were brilliant. They reminded me a bit of Battles and the Boredoms. They certainly got into a tight groove. They kicked off with their track mirrorball which seemed to go on for about 15 minutes! Great. The drummer was amazing. I see their album is out today as well, so I’ll be buying a copy of that. Check out a track below.
Sunday was all about Goblin for me! I love Goblin and was psyched that they were playing. I went to the Q + A session they had. It was ok, but I felt the crowd questions were a bit rubbish and I regret not asking them my own question about them being sampled alot. Oh well, I am sure there will be a next time. I went to see Head of David after this and they were pretty good. I had been told to check them out, so I did. I wanted to catch some of Caribou, but seeing as Andy Votel was djing before Goblin, I thought I would stay for that and see what he played. I am glad he did as e played some heavy drum breaks. Then Goblin came on and played all the hits as well as some new numbers for an hour and a half. It was just amazing. Mad Puppet was brilliant. Tenebrae was another stand out track and then they played Profondo Rosso right at the end! Check them out if you can. The visuals for them were also really good as they had edited some of the footage from the relevant film for the song. I’d happily see them again.
Apologies for the lack of pictures. Slight malfunction with my camera so I don’t have any pictures from the Saturday. The film didn’t wind on properly. I’ll post up the good ones here when I get them developed.
It seems like the Gaslamp Killer is on a roll with a new mix coming out soon called Hell And The Lake Of Fire Are Waiting For YOU!. Its in conjunction with Hit And Run Crew. The launch party will be this week at Low End Theory. He’ll be selling copies, so its probably worth checking his myspace page for more into. I got my copy through the post the other day. I also got a bunch of stickers when I opened up the envelope.
I went to see Moon last night at the cinema and thought it was excellent. I really enjoyed it and it was very different from what I was expecting. Anyway, my brother sent me this link to an excellent interview with Duncan Jones, the director of Moon.
A La Fu is releasing his debut, Themes, through VaVa Records. Its a nice box set of 3 7″ records. Each record has a different theme, Concrete, Digital and Potential. Sandra Melody and Scribe Sayer feature on some of the tracks. I’ve not heard this yet, but I have ordered it. Looking forward to hearing it. To get you in the mood, check out the little promo mix that A La Fu has done for the launch of this release.
A La Fu – Themes Short & Sweet Medley Download.