Wednesday, 31 December 2008

December 2008 New Releases + more

M83 'We Own The Sky' (Mute) 01/12/08 (Single)
Silicone Soul 'The Pulse' (Soma) 01/12/08 (Single)
The Smiths 'Shakespeare's Sister / What She Said' (Rhino UK) 01/12/08 (Single Re-issue)
The Smiths 'That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore / Meat Is Murder (Live)' (Rhino UK) 01/12/08 (Single Re-issue)
Neil Landstrumm 'Lord For £39' (Planet Mu) 01/12/08 (Album)
Various 'Fabriclive 43: Switch & Sinden' (Fabric) 01/12/08 (Compilation)
Paul Kalkbrenner 'Berlin Calling Soundtrack' (BPitch Control) 05/12/08 (Compilation)
Neon Neon 'Dream Cars/Searching For Mr. Right' 08/12/08 (Single)
Nightmares On Wax 'Da Feelin' / Calling' (Warp) 08/12/08 (Single)
The Smiths 'The Boy With The Thorn In His Side / Asleep' (Rhino UK) 08/12/08 (Single Re-issue)
The Smiths 'Bigmouth Strikes Again / Money Changes Everything' (Rhino UK) 08/12/08 (Single Re-issue)
Vive La Fête '10 Ans De Fête' 08/12/08 (Compilation)
Brodinski 'Oblivion EP' (Turbo) 10/12/08 (Single)
Death In June 'All Pigs Must Die' (Nerus) 12/12/08 (Reissue)
Death In June 'Kapo!' (Nerus) 12/12/08 (Reissue)
Ellen Allien 'Ondu/Caress Remixes' (BPitch Control) 14/12/08 (Single)
Various 'A Factory Boxset' (Rhino) 15/12/08 (Compilation)
Joy Division 'Live at the Leigh Rock Festival in 1979' (Interstate) (Limited Edition Album)

10 records that sounded good in 2008, probably the best ones ? ?

Bomb The Bass 'Future Chaos' (Studio K7)
Daedelus 'Love To Make Music To' (Ninja Tune)
Flying Lotus 'Los Angeles' (Warp)
Foals 'Antidotes' (Transgressive)
Gang Gang Dance 'Saint Dymphna' (Warp)
Hercules And Love Affair 'Hercules And Love Affair' (DFA)
Nine Inch Nails 'The Slip' (The Null Corporation)
Portishead 'Third' (Island)
Syclops 'I've Got My Eye On You' (DFA)
Thomas Brinkmann 'When Horses Die' (Max Ernst)

Sunday, 30 November 2008

[November 2008 releases]


Goldfrapp 'Seventh Tree - Special Tour Edition' (Mute) 03/11/08 (Album + DVD)
Modeselektor 'Happy Birthday! Remixed Part 2' (BPitch Control) 10/11/08 (Single)
The Smiths 'Hand in Glove / Handsome Devil (Live)' (Rhino UK) 10/11/08 (Single Re-issue)
The Smiths 'This Charming Man / Jeane' (Rhino UK) 10/11/08 (Single Re-issue)
The Smiths 'The Sound Of The Smiths' (Rhino UK) 11/11/08 (Compilation)
Various 'Fabric 43: Metro Area' (Fabric) 11/11/08 (Compilation)
Various 'Famous When Dead Sechs' (Playhouse) 11/11/08 (Compilation)
Various 'The Sound of the 9th Season' (Cocoon) 14/11/08 (Compilation)
DMX Krew 'Bass Drop EP' (Turbo) 17/11/08 (Single)
The Smiths 'What Difference Does It Make? / Back To The Old House' (Rhino UK) 17/11/08 (Single Re-issue)
The Smiths 'Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now / Suffer Little Children' (Rhino UK) 17/11/08 (Single Re-issue)
Gaiser 'Blank Fade' (M_nus) 17/11/08 (Album)
WhoMadeWho 'TV Friend' (Gomma) 24/11/08 (Single)
The Smiths 'William, It Was Really Nothing / Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want' (Rhino UK) 24/11/08 (Single Re-issue)
The Smiths 'How Soon Is Now? / Well I Wonder' (Rhino UK) 24/11/08 (Single Re-issue)
Flying Lotus 'L.A. EP 2 X 3' (Warp) 24/11/08 (EP)
D. Lissvik '7 Trx + Intermission' (Information) 24/11/08 (Album)
Amorphous Androgynous 'A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding in Your Mind Vol. 1: Cosmic Space Music' (Platipus) 24/11/08 (Compilation)
Various 'Soma Compilation 2008' (Soma) 24/11/08 (Compilation)
Various 'GPM100' (Get Physical) 26/11/08 (Compilation)

Friday, 31 October 2008

Releases October 2008 & More

Raudive vs. Donnacha Costello 'Poker Flat Tournament' (Poker Flat) 03/10/08 (Single)
Björk 'Dull Flame Of Desire' (One Little Indian) 06/10/08 (Single)
X-District 'Color Correction' (Playhouse) 06/10/08 (Single)
Mr. Scruff 'Ninja Tuna' (Ninja Tune) 06/10/08 (Album)
Style of Eye 'Duck, Cover and Hold' (Pickadoll) 06/10/08 (Album)
KMFDM 'Extra - Volume 3' (Metropolis) 06/10/08 (Compilation)
Motorcitysoul 'Technique' (Simple) 13/10/08 (Album)
Various 'FabricLive 42: Freq Nasty' (Fabric) 13/10/08 (Compilation)
Various 'Famous When Dead 6' (Playhouse) 13/10/08 (Compilation)
Arbeit 'Solo' 17/10/08 (Album)
Carl Craig & Moritz von Oswald 'ReComposed Vol. 3' (Deutsche Grammophon) 17/10/08 (Album)
ohGr 'Devils In My Details' (Synthetic Symphony/SPV) 17/10/08 (Album)
Zander VT 'Get Up' (BPitch Control) 20/10/08 (Single)
Gang Gang Dance 'Saint Dymphna' (Warp) 20/10/08 (Album)
Psychic TV/PTV3 'Mr. Alien Brain vs The Skinwalkers' (Sweet Nothing) 20/10/08 (Album)
Various 'Dreams Come True - Classic First Wave Electro 1982-87' (Domino) 20/10/08 (Compilation)
Various 'In Order to Dance' (R&S) 20/10/08 (Compilation)
Various 'Tapes Mixed by The Rapture' (!K7) 20/10/08 (Compilation)
Luomo 'Convivial' (Huume) 24/10/08 (Album)
Various 'Body Language Vol. 7 Mixed by Matthew Dear' (Get Physical) 24/10/08 (Compilation)
Sam Taylor-Wood 'I'm in Love with a German Film Star' (Kompakt Pop) 27/10/08 (Single)
Squarepusher 'Just a Souvenir' (Warp) 27/10/08 (Album)
Various 'Chaos Restored 2: Mixed and Messed With by Justin Martin' (Buzzin' Fly) 27/10/08 (Compilation)
Various 'Sleepwalk Mixed by Optimo' (Domino) 27/10/08 (Compilation)
Matthew Herbert's Big Band 'There's Me and There's You' (Studio K7) 28/10/08 (Album)
The Cure '4:13 Dream' (Geffen) 28/10/08 (Album)
Otto Von Schirach 'Oozing Bass Spasms' (Hymen) 31/10/08 (Album)
QNTAL 'Purpurea – The Best Of' 31/10/08 (Album)
Morgan Geist 'Detroit EP' (Environ) (EP)
Extrawelt 'Schöne Neue Extrawelt' (Cocoon) (Album)
Various 'Uproot Mixed by DJ /rupture' (Agriculture) (Compilation)
Various 'Watergate 02 Mixed by Sascha Funke' (Watergate) (Compilation)

plus November clubbing in Scotland:

01/11 Prins Thomas - Ultragroove @ Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh
03/11 Pole Live @ The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
06/11 Neon Neon Live @ Oran Mor, Glasgow
06/11 The Presets Live @ Liquid Rooms, Edinburhg
14/11 Phil Kieran + Oxia - Compakt @ Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh
28/11 Dj Yoda - Sugarbeat Club @ Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh

Sunday, 28 September 2008

September 2008: New Music Releases...

Fujiya & Miyagi 'Lightbulbs' (Full Time Hobby) 01/09/08 (Album)
The Chemical Brothers 'Brotherhood' (Freestyle Dust/Virgin) 01/09/08 (Compilation)
Kraftwerk 'Kraftwerk and The Electronic Revolution' (Sexy Intellectu) 02/09/08 (DVD)
Front 242 'Moments...' (Alfa Matrix) 05/09/08 (Album)
Killing Joke 'The Peel Sessions 79-81' 08/09/08 (Album)
Mike Shannon 'Memory Tree' (Plus 8) 08/09/08 (Album)
Damian Lazarus 'Sci Fi Lo Fi Vol 2 - Night of The Dark Machines' (Soma) 08/09/08 (Compilation)
IAMX 'President' (Metropolis) 09/09/08 (Single)
Apoptygma Berzerk 'The Singles Collection' (Metropolis) 09/09/08 (Compilation)
Tiger Stripes 'Blackroom Entertainment' Get Physical 10/09/08 (EP)
DJ Mujava 'Township Funk' (Warp) 15/09/08 (Single)
Kleep 'Formula One' (Klang Elektronik) 15/09/08 (Single)
Mr. Scruff 'Music Takes Me Up' (Ninja Tuna) 15/09/08 (Single)
The Black Dog 'Detroit Vs Sheffield' (Soma) 15/09/08 (Single)
Bomb The Bass 'Future Chaos' (Studio K7) 15/09/08 (Album)
Various 'Fabric 42: Âme' (Fabric) 15/09/08 (Compilation)
TV On The Radio 'Dear Science' (4AD) 22/09/08 (Album)
Raz Ohara & The Odd Orchestra 'Various Remixes' (Get Physical) 24/09/08 (EP)
Blixa Bargeld 'Commissioned Music'(Potomak) 26/09/08 (Album)
Various 'Full Body Workout Vol. 4' (Get Physical) 26/09/08 (Compilation)
New Order 'Movement' (Rhino) 28/09/08 (Collector Edition)
New Order 'Power, Corruption & Lies' (Rhino) 28/09/08 (Collector Edition)
New Order 'Low-Life' (Rhino) 28/09/08 (Collector Edition)
New Order 'Brotherhood' (Rhino) 28/09/08 (Collector Edition)
New Order 'Technique' (Rhino) 28/09/08 (Collector Edition)
Maus & Stolle 'Adore Remix' (Klang Elektronik) 29/09/08 (Single)
Morgan Geist 'Double Night Time' (Environ) 29/09/08 (Album)
DJ Hell 'Teufelswerk' (International Deejay Gigolo) (Album)
Hatchback 'Colors of the Sun' (Lo Recordings) (Album)
Stefan Goldmann 'The Transistory State' (Macro) (Album)
Thievery Corporation 'Radio Retaliation' (ESL) (Album)
Various 'Bugnology 3' (Poker Flat) (Compilation)

http://ecards.k7-de.com/Herbert/Bigband/video/Herbert_EPK_med.mov
words of wisdom from the ultraprolific Matthew Herbert speaking about politics, the making of his latest album and the current lack of balls in the music scene among other things

www.the17.org
The KLF's Bill Drummond's latest project, a bid to go back to the days of pre-recorded music

http://www.friezefoundation.org/talks/detail/is_the_underground_over/
Simon Reynolds, Cosey Fanni Tutti and more discuss the apparent death of the underground in the Internet age and possible alternatives to the alternative

Sunday, 31 August 2008

August 2008: new music and more

Patrick Chardronnet vs. David Durango 'Days Like These / Move With Me' (Poker Flat) 01/08/08 (Single)
Late Of The Pier 'Heartbeat' (Parlophone) 04/08/08 (Single)
Sascha Funke 'Mango Remixes' (BPitch Control) 04/08/08 (Single)
Soft Cell 'Heat: The Remixes' (Some Bizarre) 04/08/08 (Remix Album)
Various 'Fabriclive 41: Simian Mobile Disco' (Fabric) 04/08/08 (Compilation)
KMFDM 'Extra Volume 2' (Metropolis) 05/08/08 (Compilation)
Elegant Machinery 'Move' 08/08/08 (Single)
Late Of The Pier 'Fantasy Black Channel' (Parlophone) 11/08/08 (Album)
Märtini Brös 'The MB Factor' (Poker Flat) 11/08/08 (Album)
The Cure 'The Perfect Boy' (Geffen) 13/08/08 (Single)
Ellen Allien 'Elphine Remixes' (BPitch Control) 18/08/08 (Single)
Nightmares On Wax '195lbs' (Warp) 18/08/08 (Single)
Various 'Total 9' (Kompakt) 18/08/08 (Compilation)
Kleep 'Don't Push Me' (Klang Elektronik) 25/08/08 (Single)
Nightmares On Wax 'Thought So...' (Warp) 25/08/08 (Album)

links to check, and wonder
www.worldwidetelescope.org/
http://phoenixnewtimes.com/2008-06-05/music/when-every-song-ever-recorded-fits-on-your-mp3-player-will-you-listen-to-any-of-them

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

July 2008

Not in the mood for a lot of writing just now to be honest, but here are some new records selected from the huge load of junk that media conglomerates spews nowadays:

Hercules & Love Affair 'You Belong' (DFA) 07/07/08 (Single)
Let's Go Outside 'Girls Don't Like Me' (Soma) 07/07/08 (Single)
Simon Baker 'Plastik Remix' (Playhouse) 07/07/08 (Single)
Beck 'Modern Guilt' (XL) 07/07/08 (Album)
The Bug 'London Zoo' (Ninja Tune) 07/07/08 (Album)
Tricky 'Knowle West Boy' (Domino) 07/07/08 (Album)
UNKLE 'End Titles...Stories for Film' (Surrender All) 07/07/08 (Album)
Wire 'Object 47' (Pinkflag) 07/07/08 (Album)
Various 'Sci-Fi Hi-Fi 5: Slam' (Soma) 07/07/08 (Compilation)
Various 'Tales of the Unexpected 3 Mixed by Hardfloor' (Platipus) 07/07/08 (Compilation)
Various 'The Greatest Tits, Vol. 1' (Full Pupp) 07/07/08 (Compilation)
Basic Channel 'Basic Channel 2' (Basic Channel) 08/07/08 (Compilation)
Mr. Scruff 'Kalimba/Give Up To Get' (Ninja Tuna) 14/07/08 (Single)
Eine Kleine Nacht Musik 'Eine Kleine Nacht Musik' (Modular) 14/07/08 (Album)
Various 'Fabric 41: Luciano' (Fabric) 14/07/08 (Compilation)
The Future Sound Of London 'Environments' (Jumpin' & Pumpin') 21/07/08 (Album)
Pole '123' (~scape) 25/07/08 (Reissue)
Croucher & Myles 'Vicious Cycle' (Soma) 28/07/08 (Single)
Ellen Allien 'Out Remixes' (BPitch Control) 28/07/08 (Single)
Nine Inch Nails 'The Slip' (The Null Corporation) 28/07/08 (Album)
Various 'Junior Boy's Own Odyssey' (JBO) (Compilation)