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[ Written by: | 15 Aug 2015 | 3 Comments | ]

I promised myself to follow Bob’s lead and try to post a track recommend so here we go with a pick from what will be another blazing day here in Tokyo.
I’m a big fan of the blackest ever black label – constantly interesting music selections that all somehow fit into the overall aesthetic.
The press release for the ‘Fooling Around’ EP by Rat Columns references Neu! and David Kilgour, and on listening to the long first track I’m reminded of Ghost Wave who are of course another band influenced …

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[ Written by: | 12 Aug 2015 | One Comment | ]

This is gonna take awhile, likely gonna miss a few and back track here and there.
I have the top 2 sorted, and the rest are all kinda fluid.
Just remember these are not `THE top 10 ever’ they are `MY top ten’. They are trax that have an emotional, historical or whatever reason to be there, some will be obscure others not so much, either way these are the ones i like bestest.
 
Groove Culture is Henry Maldonado on Henry St Music featuring the super smooth Arnold Jarvis on a disco loop …

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[ Written by: | 31 Jul 2015 | One Comment | ]

This is the Beach boys song that gets me over the need to listen to alot of Beach Boys.  It features all the bits i like about them in a couple of mins, crazy bits, harmonious bits and its as catchy as Super-ebolaids!
it also features in Happy Feet, which is the only bit of that movie that is not awful

 
 
 

 

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[ Written by: | 27 Jul 2015 | 5 Comments | ]
Federsen - Echo Relics [SSD04]

So I stumbled across this album on Silent Season the other day and it is fitting into this grey rainy week pretty well for me. It has replaced my somewhat default Rhythm & Sound night driving in rain playlist in my car.
Dub techno of the squelchy, foggy, more organic kind.
Federsen – Echo Relics [SSD04] by Federsen

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[ Written by: | 23 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]
Jo Johnson @ Freerotation 2015

I’ll admit, I may be becoming somewhat obsessed with listening to everything that comes out of this festival. After the the great Objekt @ Freerotation, Magic Mountain High & Hessle Audio sets – here’s a rather beautiful live set from Jo Johnson.
I guess you’d call it ambient, but listening to this at 3am in a yurt would’ve been rather special. Read more about it here

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[ Written by: | 20 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]
work it to the bone

Jack your shit!

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[ Written by: | 20 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]
Esther Duijn @ Freerotation

Sticking with the Freerotation vibe, here’s another solid set from someone I didn’t know much about – Esther Duijn. Deep dubby bubbling techno.

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[ Written by: | 17 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]

 
I  love me a musical voyage and this week we have one from one of those rare talents… and probable loon – a music fan, DJ and great producer, Herbert.
“Producer, DJ, composer, film-maker and big band leader Matthew Herbert delivers a brilliant Essential Mix, mixed live in front of his pet tortoise. The tortoise was unmoved.”
Via BBC
For those like me who can’t stream off the BBC website you can find it in other places if you look 🙂
 

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[ Written by: | 17 Jul 2015 | 5 Comments | ]

Did I miss stink-finger.com? Yes.
Did I think it would return? Honestly, no.
Will it last, now we’re all older, wiser, more haggard, as death’s cold hands steal ever closer? I’m pretty confident it will.
Am I still spending my free and not so free time obsessing over music? Yeah pretty much.
Did I already have a lazy juno chart of my favourite albums from the first half of 2015 knocked up and ready to roll? Yes I did.
Are rhetorical questions a lazy way of introducing that? Yes absolutely.
Here’s my favourite 19* albums so …

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[ Written by: | 16 Jul 2015 | One Comment | ]
Freerotation

Freerotation is definitely something I need to get to. By all accounts it is one of those carefully crafted festivals, focusing on smaller crowds and giving artists complete freedom to play whatever/however they want.
Objekt got to close the festival this year, and this set is pretty great.