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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: | 25 May 2016 | No Comment | ]

Super busy and every time I think of doing something to put up here (new mix, new chart, new blather) I don’t have enough time, so I figure lets just roll out some individual tunes I like from time to time and see how we go.
Recently been digging Fast Moving Cars forthcoming on Blackest Ever Black. Digging the dubwise production and detached delivery, bonus video of Carla(?) going swimming presumably somewhere in Australia – there might be crocs in that water.

‘Fast Moving Cars’: the debut solo single from Carla dal …

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[ Written by: | 24 Jan 2016 | 5 Comments | ]

So last year due to the combination of encroaching age, being busy with study and work, and general laziness, chilling out on the couch watching some tv became a prime source of entertainment for me. Luckily this coincided with ‘peak tv’ – the result of streaming services, cable and your traditional US channels all fighting it out for new content. The downside is there is a ridiculous amount of shows, an impossible amount to take in. The second season of True Detective was eminently skippable so that …

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[ Written by: | 20 Dec 2015 | One Comment | ]

Well here we go with a lazy 20 of my favourite releases of 2015, all stacked up in Juno. Only rules were excluding albums, and no particular order.
A lot of people complain about end of year lists but I am the type of nerd who gets into lists, and you can find a whole bunch of new music this way and that can’t be bad. Get in there.

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[ Written by: | 7 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]

It’s me again, your boy Benny, back again after a hiatus of a few gloomy weeks. It rained non stop for about 3 weeks. I had my head down with work and study and little fun and it seemed like things were never going to come good. In such times I turn to music and Blackest Ever Black’s comp I can’t give you the life you want was on hand to accentuate the gloom.
I’ve probably mentioned my fondness for this label before, and they continue …

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[ Written by: | 27 Aug 2015 | One Comment | ]

Once again I’m back with a couple of recommendations for the BMP and the wider world on the net.
Track-wise a dip in humidity this week hasn’t caused a dip in my ongoing enjoyment of balearic vibes. If you like your Villages Quiet, your Feels International, and your Jose’s Padilla’d then you might enjoy this from Tom Furse of the Horrors, who at times I’m quite partial to as well. Dropping the darkness of his band he whips up a selection of sedate and sedated wooshers..

Comp wise, …

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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: | 3 Apr 2012 | One Comment | ]
Sandgrains through my hands

Just a quick post – I’ve been meaning for ages to post up some new favourites – but every day the list of favourites gets longer and the chances of me actually putting together a coherent post gets slimmer. To reduce the slide somewhat I decided to use juno’s chart feature to put together a list of my favourite things from the last month or so..

Who knows, eventually I may manage a longer post with youtube links and maybe one day even a new mix. …

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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 …

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[ Written by: | 12 Jun 2011 | 2 Comments | ]

Season 3 of New Zealand’s Next Top Model kicked off on friday. Being a follower of the previous 2 seasons I’m hoping that this one will be similarly entertaining, and may even keep the ‘finger appraised of my thoughts from time to time.. The first episode was the usual first episode cavalcade of screaming wannabe models, micro clips and voice-overs to establish the models’ identities. Amongst all this it was hard to establish any real favourites. I’m hopeful that Bianca (who brought her lucky lizard to …