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[ Written by: | 27 Feb 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

Move D is a man who should need little introduction to the BMP. Great singles released on Workshop, Uzuri, Running Back, the classic ‘Songs from The Beehive’ with Benjamin Brunn on Smallville, and (bound to impress some of the more aged BMPers), several releases on mid 90s warp records. So it goes without saying that I’m looking forward to his gig here in Tokyo in a few weeks. I thought I might focus on the support lineup all of who are also doing good things.
DJ Nobu seems to organise and …

bobs song of the week »

[ Written by: | 26 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

“In the UK and Europe in the late-60s a mysterious multi-talented musician known as Jesse Harper was hovering on the verge of stardom with his unique ‘jug-a-jug’ wailing guitar style when he gave it all away for saffron robes.
Harper’s date with rock ‘n roll fame was to be colourful but short-lived and recalled only in urban legends in latter years, once he disappeared from public life. On the verge of being signed to Atlantic Records in the US and having turned down a record deal with EMI to pursue life …

bobs song of the week, Coolness »

[ Written by: | 15 Feb 2012 | One Comment | ]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For the lovers out there here is this adaption of an old (1928) Blind Willie Johnson song which whilst well cool Davy Graham makes it his own – a sad reflective and yet uplifting song of love lost.
There’s dozens if versions of this on youtub but they are nothing compared to this one. Perversely first entered my musical world via a Dubstep mix by the one like Appleblim… just wait for the drop.
Happy valentines (for the other day) mofos!
 

bobs song of the week »

[ Written by: | 10 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We’ve been discussing 4AD amongst ourselves a bit this week… and I had intended to post a Bauhaus track but for fear of a mocking (we’re divided on their merit) I thought best takea more diplomatic approach and post a Bauhaus offshoot project (not on 4AD) from one of the members.

Our Hot Picks »

[ Written by: | 9 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

I like this. A lot.

Rant »

[ Written by: | 7 Feb 2012 | 4 Comments | ]

A locked groove really is a thing of beauty, something that is oft overlooked these days.
Forget the drop, give me something that will slowly build, that will get under your skin and wash you away.
Here’s one example that makes me all a tingle. Mostly because I heard it at Labyrinth last time round.
Fred P – Emotive Vibrations

bobs song of the week, Music »

[ Written by: | 4 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
There always comes a time with a band or musican where you part ways, havng had fun their direction and your preferences stop overlapping and its time to move on.
Sometimes you fight this urge in the often vein hope they’re redemm themselves by dropping something that tunes you back into that happy place and sometimes they do… this is one of the elements of fandom I guess.
here’s a track that whilst I like it a lot and has brought an act I was pretty much bored with back into my …