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[ Written by: | 17 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

I was driving to the supermarket the other day, as ya do, and I was listening to a CD – one of 4 I’ve unearthed for car time listening. I have a lot of CDs, many many boxes filled… I hate them, it was always a rubbish format and one that I do not mourn for a fucking second! I do however have a shit ton of the damn things… and on so many is music that is very important to me… music that define me and complimented my life …

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[ Written by: | 27 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

The Clean were the first South Island-based post-punk group to gain a national following, on the back of a brace of instantly memorable songs including ‘Tally Ho’, ‘Anything Could Happen’, ‘Beatnik’ and ‘Getting Older’…

About to be inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame, Dunedin band The Clean prefer to look forward rather than back…

“It’s a strange thing dealing with other people’s perception of your music and what you stand for as a band.”

A hugely important band in NZ music and this week they will be inaugurated to the …

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[ Written by: | 6 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

Holger Czukay is a maverick, a legendary figure revered for his work with the seminal German band Can and for a series of idiosyncratic, original-sounding solo albums.
Rest in peace you most wonderful freak!

 
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Holger Czukay: “I was fired for being too…intriguing.”
…in 1968, one of Stockhausen’s former pupils, a thirty year old shortwave radio enthusiast named Holger Czukay, crept into the the electronic music studios which Stockhausen managed at the West Deutscher Rundfunk and made one of the strangest albums to be released in what was already one of music’s strangest periods
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bobs song of the week, Coolness, my classics »

[ Written by: | 26 Sep 2016 | 2 Comments | ]

This is an absolute corker of a track, up loud and when it kicks it, boom!
If you came here for the happy Monday’s and are now a better person – you’re welcome!
 

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[ Written by: | 23 Sep 2016 | One Comment | ]

Following on from Bob’s post about the Margins label release a few months back, it really is amazing seeing how enthusiastic under 25’s from all over the country are about House and Techno. It’s so refreshing seeing life being injected into the New Zealand scene.
Really stoked for all these Kiwi Producers releasing on international labels and getting pressed to vinyl just proves their achievements in a pretty short space of time. Looking forward to watching them all get even better over the next few years.
Sweet little feature on those pushing …

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[ Written by: | 29 Aug 2016 | One Comment | ]

This old banger crossed my path today… an old new beat “classic”.
Baby Wants to Ride by B-Art is a cover of Jamie Principle’s Baby Wants to Ride… it was in turn sampled on Push to Enter by Jerome Sydenham… does this close some circle of sampledom? Or is there somewhere out there another producer about to sample Jerome Sydenham’s version and so on until the end of time?
THE END OF TIME!

 

 

bobs song of the week, Coolness »

[ Written by: | 18 Aug 2016 | One Comment | ]

The new thing in the home recording studio of Travis is bad remixes… something he amuses himself and his friends with. I’m not sure of the context of the original – probably game related as that is his obsession… and definitely silly… but I do like his progression with drum programming – he really has a knack and ear for it, me jealous… yep!
This makes for a pallet cleansing change from the local singles I waded through earlier in the week as I picked my choices for the music awards later …

Coolness, mix of the week, Music, my classics »

[ Written by: | 20 Jul 2016 | No Comment | ]

As a young man I spent a year or two living in a flat at 668 Grey Street in the torn, we called the place naturally the neighbour of the beast and got up to all kinds of beastly things-  not as a consequence of our locale but because we were a house of young men who liked to drink, party and generally do things.
One of the residents at the time recently posted a link to some old live recordings of bands our friends were in at the time and as …

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[ Written by: | 18 Jul 2016 | One Comment | ]

Regular reader of my blatherings might have seen me mention International Feel before, which has quietly developed into one of my favourite labels. Starting last year they’ve released a run of albums on single vinyl, and so far all have been great, beginning with Australia’s (?) Len Leise, continuing with CFCF’s “on holiday” which I recommended to ninja for his holiday, and now this record from Wolf Muller and Cass, which is a slow moving ambient balm to the various vexations of the modern world, good for summer afternoons, late …

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[ Written by: | 15 Jul 2016 | No Comment | ]

I’ve never had much time for Electric Wire Hustle… to out it mildly, always thought them to be one of those bands that defy the glowing reviews they’ve often garnered by actually being bloody boring and without much merit song wise, really talented musicians but thats not enough now is it… and then they drop this little number which I’m happily listening to while eating my proverbial hat.
Really want the Beedle mixes… while knowing I also don’t – collector gene versus the yeah nah one.
Also while I can’t get my pretty …