December 27, 2009
Album with highest ratio of good music : bad album art
Asuna – Flowers
Maybe I just don’t get it. Am I not getting something here? Is it supposed to be ironic? Well, album art aside, this is a very good release. Repetitive sample based ambient drone work, with a hint of daedelus-esque hip hop thrown in here and there. I would recommend you look into it!
2 more categories after the jump!
December 21, 2009
So yeah. I’ve decided to give some “Greatest x of 2009″ awards, in order to shield myself from boredom (and of course to amuse and enlighten you, kind reader). You can expect some unique categories such as “Greatest release of 2009 which it would be lame for me to admit liking” and “Greatest album of 2009 that I didn’t listen to”, but I will also be going through some of the norms, such as “Greatest EP” and “Greatest Irish album of 2009″ (still uncertain on whether I’ll do a definitive “greatest album”). I’ll hopefully be able to point you in the direction of something you haven’t heard before, or at least write interestingly about ones you have heard before. I’ll get onto the first category after this small jump; I know you can make it!
December 17, 2009
I found this band on a nice little blog that goes by the name of Keyboards is Drunk. It’s a shame I have to introduce this band without knowing alot about then. Maybe you’ll get to know them better than me, run off with them and start a romance with them before the party is over. And there is indeed a party here. I literally had this song on repeat for an hour straight earlier today, and for about 64% of that time, I was dancing around this small room like a crazy ghetto fool from an early 80′s dance special, but my lord, it felt lovely. This is a new take on funk; funk filtered through a skinny nerd version of Zach Condon with undertones of brilliance and a love affair with harmony. Download links available here. I’m going to be safe and inb4 pitchfork this one, just incase (I was right about Girls, but that was a given).
December 15, 2009
December 2, 2009
4th May Dublin, Ireland – Tripod
Wowee Zowee really doesn’t get enough lovin’.
This may mean I’ll be seeing Pavement 3 times next year! Yikes, lets hope for drastic set changes.
October 4, 2009
My scanner is up and working! And with its resurrection comes a lovely cover for my (now regular) Book Cover Sunday post. I have seen some similar versions of this cover around on the net, but I’ve never seen this exact one. Finished the book this morning after a long while of on offing; really enjoyed it, going to have to check out some more Günter Grass in a while.
Author: Günter Grass
Title: Cat & Mouse
Publisher: Penguin Books
Year: First published 1961, I believe this is the 1971 reprint cover.
“This album must be treated with great respect, because it is the first that has been sent back in time to us.”
September 28, 2009
(This is a repost from my super fun download blog).
released via time machine by unknown record label
[trance, house, newest age, wtf]
September 27, 2009
(This is a repost from my super fun [possibly illegal] download blog).
This is a Phil Elverum (for those follow Phil’s philosophy and have been living under a rock in Norway for the past 10 winters or so, Phil is the mastermind behind The Microphones and Mount Eerie) produced EP by Dublin musician Goodtime John. Phil Elverum also collaborates musically on a few tracks, offering drums and vocals. What also might interest some is that Adrian Orange (Thanksgiving) plays drums and does a bit of singing on this, aswell as Karl Blau and Woelv. Certainly check this out if you like Thanksgiving or Phil Elverum. You can read about it and download it (untagged gaah) and its artwork from here.
September 27, 2009
I’ve decided I’m going to start a regular post dedicated to old book covers that are either from my back catalogue, or recently acquired. Hopefully I’ll be able to get my scanner working soon enough, for a more authentic feel, but until then I’ll rely on google image search. So without further adieu;