Monthly Archive for January, 2010
So Paul Mogg has produced a new Psychonauts mix for Resident Advisor. Its to promote the remastering of Songs For Creatures. Its quite a good mix. His mixes are always incredibly smooth. I like it. Check out the track list below and head to the site to read the interview with him.
Jon Hassell & Brian Eno – Chemistry
Mosaik – Brass Cannon (Kreidler remix)
Four Tet – Love Cry
Girl With Money – Losoul Edit
Julijske Alpe – Industria
Kris Menace – Metropolis (Serge Santiago Italo Boot Edit)
TJ Kong – The Centre Of The World
DJ Hell ft. Brian Ferry – (Carl Craig Remix)
Andrew Weatherall – All The Little Things That Make Life Worth Leaving
Morel – True (The Faggot Is You) (Poof Daddy Remix)
Modest Goddess – Pan/Tone Remix
Citizen Kane & Sal Principato – Ledger
Mogwai – The Sun Smells Too Loud (James Holden Remix)
Hot Chip – One Life Stand (Carl Craig’s Paperclip People Remix)
Photonz – WEO
Massive Attack – Paradise Circus (Gui Boratto Remix)
DJ Harvey presents Locussolus – Gunship
Sempiternal – Amaranth
Thanks to Bethan for the link.
I really hope Nisennenmondai tour in Europe again this year. They were amazing live.
I loved this album when it came out in 2003. I remember when I got it and I was incredibly unwell with an ear infection. I had to get a lift to the postal sorting office to pick up the parcel of records that I had missed the postie delivering to me. Anyway, I wasn’t disappointed with this at all. Supposedly it was the record that ended Mo’Wax, but I think its an incredible record. Timeless may be pushing it, but I don’t think it has dated at all. The record is a completely mixed bag. Its more of a mixtape made by a friend and no two tracks are the same. I think the highlights of the album are ‘Circles’, ‘Hips For Scotland’, ‘Magnetic’ and ‘ ‘Take Control’. This record really opened me up to a lot more different types of music. I think this was a big turning point for me and saw me move away from listening to hip hop and beats. Its weird that it came out on Gigolo Records, but still. I was so obsessed with this record. I remember they played ‘Hips For Scotland’ on BBC Scotland and I kept listening to it over and over again. Then I won a promo copy of ‘Fear Is Real’ on Dr Rubberfunk‘s internet radio show. I think it might have been on Groovetech. I just listened to that CD over and over again. The only thing I disliked about the album was cover and I see with this reissue that the cover is still disappointing. Oh well. Tracklist is below. ‘Wild In Your Eyes’ is not a new track either, it was a b-side on the ‘Fear Is Real’ single. If you don’t own this, then I really recommend buying it.
02. Life’s Sweet Charger feat. Chancer
03. Hips for Scotland feat. James Yorkstone
04. Hot Blood
05. Fear Is Real feat. Siobhan Fahey
06. Magnetic feat. Ghost
07. Distance Between Dream
08. Dream Chaser
09. Wolds Keep Turning
10. Wild In Your Eyes*
11. Worlds Keep Turning
12. Take Control featuring Sam Lynham
Whenever I get vouchers for shops, I always try and buy something that I don’t normally buy with them. I’ve been listening to the Beak> album alot, so I thought I would see what Geoff Barrow‘s production was like on The Horrors. Listening to the album, I don’t think he has had that much of an effect on it. I cane see why people say there is a Krautrock influence on it, but to me I think the bigger influences are those of post punk. I can hear a lot of Siouxsie and The Banshees, Joy Division and Bauhaus in there. Yes, there is some Krautrock influence but not as much as has been made out by all the press. I’m actually shocked at how much I like this album. I did mean to check out earlier, but last year was an excellent year for music. I really like the first track Mirrors’ Image. Kicking off with the drum machine, synths and guitar and then breaking down into a proper rock song. I should add that Chris Cunningham also produced some of the tracks on this album. Its on Spotify, so you can listen to it there.
Many thanks to Wrongtom for the good discussion about it.